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MANY PEOPLE READ THEIR OWNER’S Part 1: Seats & Safety Belts manual from beginning to end when This part tells you how to use your they first receive their new vehicle. seats and safety belts properly. This will help you learn aboutthe features and controls for your vehicle. Part 2: Features & Controls Part 4: Your Driving and the Road In thismanual, you’ll find that This partexplains how to start and Here you’ll find helpful information picturesand words work togetheroperate your Oldsmobile. and tips aboutthe road andhow to to explain thhgs quickly. Part 3: Comfort Controls & Audio Systems drive under different conditio% There are nineparts with color- This part tells you howto adjust the tabbed pagesin this manual. ventflation and comfort controlsand Part 5: Problems on the Road Each part begins witha brief list of how to operate your audio system. This part tells you whatto do if you contents, so you can usually tellat a have a problem while driving, such as glance if that part containsthe a flat tire or engine overheating. information you want. You can bend the manual slightlyto reveal the color tabs that help you find a part.
6 Part 6: Service & Appearance Care Part 9: Index Service Station Information: Here the manual tellsyou how to keep Here's an alphabetical listing of This is a quick reference of service your Oldsmobile running properly and almost every subject in this manual. information. You can find it on the looking good. itYou use can to quickly find last page of this manual. something you want to read. Part 7: Maintenance Schedule This part tells you when to perform vehicle maintenanceand what fluids and lubricants to use.
Part 8: Customer Assistance Information This part tells you how to contact Oldsmobile for assistance and howto get service publications. It also gives you information onReporting Safety Defects.
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Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety You will also find a red circle with a In the blue notice area, we tell you cautions in this book.We use yellow slash through itin this book. This about somethingthat can damage and the word CAUTION to tell you safety symbol means: your vehicle. Many times,this damage about things that couldhurt you if Don’t would not be covered by your you were to ignore the warning. Don’t do this warranty, and it could be costly. But ,Don’t let this happen the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. I When you read other manuals,you I #- might see CAUTION and NOTICE I 1 VehicleDamage Warnings warnings in different colors orin In the yellow cautior :ea, we tell Also, in this book you will find different words.In this manual, we’ve you what the hazardis. Then we tell these blue notices: used the familiar words and colors you what to do to help avoid or that Oldsmobile has used for years. reduce the hazard. Please read these You’ll also see warning labels onyour cautions. If you don’t, you orothers vehicle. They use the same colors, could be hurt. and the words CAUTION or NOTICE.
8 Vehicle Symbols These are some of the symbols you These symbolsare important for you These symbols haveto do with your will find on your vehicle. For and your passengers whenever your lights: example, thesesymbols are used on vehicle is driven: an original battery:
CautionPossible Injury A Fasten Safety Belts Master Lighting Switch
Protect Eyes by Turn Signal Direction Shielding Door LocklUnlock
HazardWarning Flashers Caustic Battery Acid A Could Cause Burns Headlight High Beam Avoid Sparks or Flames 8 Parking Lights pf Spark or Flame Could Explode Battery Fog Lights #O 9 1 How to Use this Manual
Wehicle Symbols (CONTJ These symbols are on some of your These symbols are used onwarning Here are some othersymbols you controls: and indicator lights: may see: Windshield Wipers Engine Coolant Fuse Temperature
Windshield Washer Trunk Release Battery Charging System Windshield Defroster Lighter Fuel Rear Window Defogger Horn Engine Oil Pressure I Speaker Ventilating Fan b Brake Hood Release Power Window Anti-Lock Brakes I
Part Seats & Safety Belts
Here you’ll find information about the Seats and Seat Controls ...... 12 seats in your Oldsmobile and howto Safety Belts ...... 16 use your safety belts properly. You How to Wear.. Safety Belts Properly ...... 21 can also learn about some things you Driver ...... Position 22 should not do with safety belts. Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy...... 25 Right Front Passenger Position...... 26 Center Passenger Position...... 26 Rear Seat Passengers...... 27 Children...... 30 Smaller Childrenand Babies ...... 30 Child Restraints ...... 31 Larger Children...... 39 Safety Belt Extender ...... 41 Replacing Safety Belts Aftera Crash ...... 42
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Seats and Seat Controls Manual Front Seat This section tells you about the seats- CAUTION To adjust the seat forward or back,lift how to adjust them-and also about the handle. After it’s adjusted, release A You can lose control of the reclining seatbacks and head restraints. 1 the handle and try to move the seat to .- vehicle if you try to adjust a be certain it has locked into place. manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving.The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or malte youpush a pedal when you don’t want to. Adjust the driver’s seat o r when the vehicle is not moving.
12 Manual Four-Way Seat A'djuster Six-Way Power Seat (OPTION) (OPTION) To Adjust the Six-Way Power Seat: Center Control (B) : Move the seat To tilt the whole seat forward or Front Control (A): Raise the front of forward or backby holding the control baclward, squeeze the lever. Position the seat by holding the switch up. Hold to thefront or back. Raise or lowerthe the seat where you would likeit, then the switch downto lower the front of seat by holding the control up or down. release the lever. the seat. Rear Control (C): Raise the rear of the seat by holding the switch up. Hold the switch down to lower the rear of the seat.
Head Restraints I mCAUTION A Slide the head restraint up or down so Sitting in a reclined positionwhen your vehicle isin motion can be that the topof the restraint is closest to a dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can’td- ‘heir job the topof your ears. wrlen you’re reclined likethis. This position reducesthe chance of a The shoulder belt can’tdo its job because it won’t be against yourbod neck injuryin a crash. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you could go into it, receiy ~CH or other injuries. The lap belt can’t do its job either. In a crash the belt could go u lver your abdomen. The belt forces would bethere, not at your pelvic bones.Th’ - :ould cause serious internal injuries.
For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatbacl prig‘ ’ Then sit well backin the seat and wear your safety belt properly. Seats & Safety Belts
ISafety Belts: Ziky!re For Everyone This part of the manual tellsyou how to Seatback Latches Split Fold-Down Rearmseat ’ ,” use safety belts properly.It also tells In 2-door Oldsmobiles,the frontseat (OPTION) you some things you shouldnot do with folds forwardto let people getinto the To Open: Pull forward on the seat tab. safety belts. back seat. To Close: Push the seatback up to its Your seatback will move backand forth original position. CAUTION freely, unless you cometo a sudden Check latch resistance regularlyby stop. Then it will lock in place. Don’t let anyone ride where pulling on theseat tab. If the seatback they can’t wear a safety belt There’s one time the seatback may not does not latch securely, haveit repaired properly. If you are in a crashand fold without some help from you. That’sright away.A loose seatbackcan cause you’re not wearinga safety belt, if your vehicleis parked facingdown a an injury in a sudden stop. your injuries can bemuch worse. fairly steep hill. You can hit things insidethe To fold a seatback forward,push the vehicle or be ejectedfrom it. You seatback towardthe rear as you liftthis can be seriously injuredor killed. In latch. Then the seatback will fold the same crash, you might not be if forward. Thelatch must be down for you are buckled up. Always fasten the seat to work properly. your safety belt, and checkthat your passengers’ belts are fastened properly too. 16 This figure lightsup when you turn the You never lmowif you’ll bein a crash. survive. But mostcrashes are in key to Run or Start when your safety If you do have acrash, you don’t how between. In many of them, people who belt isn’tbuckled, and you’ll hear a if it will be a badone. buclde up can survive and sometimes chime, too. It’s the reminder to buckle A few crashes are very mild. Inthem, walk away. Without belts they could be up. Inmany states and Canadian you won’t get hurt even if you’re not badly hurt or killed. provinces, the law saysto wear safety buckled up. And somecrashes can be After 25 years of safety beltsin vehicles, belts. Here’s why: They work. so serious, like beinghit by a train, that the facts are clear. In most crashes even buckledup a person wouldn’t buckling up does matter . . . a lot!
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Why Safety Belts Work 2. When the bike hits the block, it 3. Take the simplest“car.” Suppose When you ride in or on anything, you stops. But the child keeps going! it’s just a seat on wheels. go as fast as it goes. 1. For example, if the bikeis going 10 mph (16 km/h), so is the child.
18 4. Put someone on. it. 5. Get it up to speed. Then stop the 6. The person keeps going until "car." The rider doesn't stop. stopped by something.In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield . . .
With safety belts,you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take theforces. That's why safety belts make such good sense.
7. or the instrument panel. . . 8. or the safety belts! 19 Seats & Safety Belts
Here Are Questions Many People Ask Abouf Safety Belfs- Q: Why don’t they just putin air bags Q: If I’m a good driver, andI never and fhe Answers so people won’t have to wear safety drive far from home, why should I Q: Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle belts? wear safety belts? after an accident if I’m wearing a A: “Air bags,” or Supplemental A You may be an excellent driver, but if safety belt? Inflatable Restraint systems, are in you’re in an accident-ven one that A You could be-whether you’re some vehicles todayand will bein isn’t yourfault-you and your wearing a safety belt ornot. But you more of them in thefuture. But they passengers can be hurt. Being a good can easily unbuckle a safety belt, are supplemental systems only-so driver doesn’t protect you from even if you’re upside down. And they work with safety belts,not things beyond your control, such as your chanceof being conscious instead of them. Every “air bag” bad drivers. during and after an accident, so you system ever offeredfor sale has Most accidents occur within 25 can unbuckle and get out, is much required the use of safety belts. Even miles (40 lun) of home. And the greater if you are belted. if you’re in a vehiclethat has “air greatest number of serious injuries bags,” you still haveto buckle up to and deaths occur at speeds of less get the most protection. That’s true than 40 mph (65 km/h). not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other Safety beltsare for everyone. collisions. 20 There are special things to know about safety belts and Achildren. And there are different rules for babies,and smaller children. If a child will be ridingin your Oldsmobile,see the Index under Children. Follow those rules for everyone’s protection. Seats & Safety Belts
Driver Position Automatic LapShoulder Belt This section describesthe driver’s This safety beltis called “automatic” And you don’t haveto unbuckle when restraint system. because you don’t have to^ buckle up you get out. whenyou get into your vehicle. Just get into your vehicle. Then close and rock the door. Adjust the seat (to see how, see the Index under Seat Cuntrok) so you can sit up straight.
22 The lap belt should be worn as low on It’s possible that anautomatic belt To Unbuckle the Automatic Belt: the hips as possible. In a crash, this could keep you from fully opening a Just push the buttonon the buckle. applies forceto thestrong pelvic bones. door. Thatcan happen if the door was And you’d be less likelyto slide under slammed shut very hard. Justclose the the lap belt. If you slid under it, thebelt door all the way, then slowly open it. If would apply forceat your abdomen. that doesn’t fix it, then your Oldsmobile This could cause serious or even fatal needs service. injuries. The shoulder belt should go We hope you will always keep your over the shoulder and across the chest. automatic belt buclded. However, you These parts of the body are best able to may need to unbuckle it in an take belt restraining forces. emergency. The safety beltlocks if there’s a sudden And you wouldneed to unbuckle it to stop or a crash. let someone get into thecenter front seat position, if your vehiclehas one.
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Automatic Lap-Shoulder Belt (CONT.) Q: What’s wrong with this? Q: What’s wrong with this? To Reattach the Automatic Belt: A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It A: The belt is buckled in the wrong 1. Close and lock the door. won’t give nearly as much protection place. 2. Adjust the seat (to see how, seethe this way. Index under Seat Controls) so you CAUTION can sit up straight. You can be seriously injured 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the ’I I A You canbe seriously hurt if if your belt is buckledin the belt across you.Don’t let it get your shoulder belt istoo loose. wrong place likethis. In a crash, twisted. - In a crash, you would move forward the belt wouldgo up over your 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle too much, which could significantly abdomen. The belt forces would be until it clicks. increase injury. The shoulder belt there, not at thepelvic bones. This should fit against your body. could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into thebuckle nearest you. I
24 I I You can be seriouslyinjured by a twisted belt.In a crash, you wouldn’t have the full width of the belt to take impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. Seats & Safety Belts
Right Front Passenger Position Center Passenger Position The rightfront passenger’s safety belt Adjust the seat (to see how, seethe If your vehiclehas a bench seat, works the same wayas thedriver’s Index under Seat ControZs) so you can someone can sit in the center position. safety belt. sit up straight. Move your seat far When you sit in a center seating See the Index under Driver Position. enough forward that your feettouch the position, you have a lap safetybelt, part of the vehicle that is called the which has no retractor. “toeboard” (A). That way you’d be less likely to slide under the lap belt in a crash. Rear Seat Passengers To make the belt longer, tiltthe latch To make the belt shorter, pull its free It’s very important-for rear seat plate and pull it along the belt. end as shown until the belt is snug. passengers to.buckle up! Accident Buckle, position and release the it same statistics show that unbelted peoplein way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing If the belt isn’t long enough, seethe safety belts. Index under Safety Belt Extender. Rear passengers who aren’t safety Make sure therelease button on the belted can be thrown out of the vehicle buckle faces upward or outward so you in a crash. And they can strike others in would be ableto unbuckle it quickly if the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. you everhad to.
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Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions Here’s How to Wear One Properly: If the belt stops before it reaches the The positions next to the windows have 1. Pick up thelatch plate and pull the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep lap-shoulder belts. belt across you. Don’t let it get pulling until you can buckle it. twisted. If the belt is not long enough, see the 2. Push the latch plate into thebuckle Index under Safety Belt Extender. until it clicks. Make sure therelease button on the buckle faces upwardor outward so you would be ableto unbuckle it quickly if you ever hadto.
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Smaller Children and Babies Rear Seat Outside Passenger Children I CAUTION Positions (CONT.) Everyone in a vehicleneeds protection! Smaller childrenand babies To unlatch the belt, just push the That includes infants and all children should always berestrained button on the buckle. smaller than adult size. In fact, the law Ain a child or infant restraint. The in every state and Canadian province instructions for the restraint will says childrenup tosome agemust be say whether it is the right typeand restrained while in a vehicle. size for your child.A very young child’s hip bones are so small that a regular belt mightnot stay lowon the hips, as it should. Instead, the belt will likely be overthe child’s abdomen. In a crash the belt would apply force righton the child’s abdomen, which could cause serious or fatal injuries. So, be sure that any child small enough for one is always properlyrestrained in a child or infant restraint. 30 I
CAUTION I CAUTION Child Restraints Be sure to follow the instructions for Never hold a babyin your I (Continued) the restraint. You may find these A arms while ridingin a vehicle. A Secure the baby in an infant instructions on therestraint itself or in A baby doesn't weigh much-until restraint. a booklet, or both. These restraints use a crash. During a crash a baby will the belt systemin your vehicle,but the become so heavy you can't hold it. child alsohas tobe secured within the For example,in a crash at only restraint to help reduce the chance of 25 mph (40 lun/h), a 12-pound personal injury. The instructions that (5.5 kg) baby willsuddenly become come with the infant or child restraint a 240-pound (110 kg) force on your will show you how to do that. arms. The baby would bealmost impossible to hold. (Continued)
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Where toPut the Restraint Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than thefront seat. We at General Motors therefore recommend Top Strap Securing a Child Restraint in a that you put your childrestraint in the If your child restraint has a top strap, it Rear Outside Position rear seat unlessthe child is an infant should be anchored.If you need to have You’ll be usingthe lap-shoulder belt. and you’rethe only adult in the vehicle. an anchor installed,you can ask your See the earlier section aboutthe top In that case, you mightwant to secure Oldsmobile dealerto put it in for you.If strap if the child restraint has one. the restraint in the front seat where you you want to install an anchor yourself, can keep an eye on the baby. your dealer can tell you howto do it. Wherever you install it, be sure to Vehicles first sold in Canada have child secure the child restraint properly. restraint anchor bracket hardwarein the glove box, along withinstructions for installing it. This should be used only with a child restraint, and onlyto secure a child restraint at a rear seating position. Additional anchor brackets for child restraints at therear seating positions are available at Oldsmobile dealerships in Canada.
32 1. Put therestraint on the seat. Follow 4. Buckle the belt. Makesure the 5. To tighten the belt, pull up on the the instructions for the child release button faces upward or shoulder belt while youpush down restraint. outward, so you'll be able to on the child restraint. 2. Secure the child in the child restraint unbuckle it quicldy if you ever need as theinstructions say. to. 3. Pull out thevehicle's safety beltand run thelap part through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Tilt the latch plate to~adjust thebelt if needed. See if the shoulder belt would go in front of the child's face or neck. If so, put itbehind the child restraint.
33 Securing a Child Restraint in a Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Position (CONT.) To remove the child restraint, just Center Seat Position 6. Push and pull the child restraint in unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and When you securea child restraint in a different directionsto be sure it is let itgo back all the way. The safety belt center seating position, you’ll be using secure. will move freely againand be ready to the lap belt. work foran adult or larger child See the earlier section about the top passenger. strap if the child restraint has one.
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Securing a Child Restraint in the I’I CAUTION Right Front Seat Your dealercan get these and install the hardware for you.It’s free. The special Don’t use the special To use a child restraint here, you will infant/child seat attaching need a special infant/childseat belt is GM Part No. 12340286. Your A dealer can find the correct hardware in hardware in another vehicle. If you attaching belt and the hardware that do, it may not work welland the goes with it. See the earlier section the accessory section of the GM Parts Catalog. child maynot be protected properly about the top strap if the child restraint in a crash. The special hardware is has one. for your vehicle only. Also, don’t use the special belt for anything but securing a child restraint in theright front seat. If an adult or older childuses it, the belt won’t provideprotection and may even increaseinjury in a crash.
36 Once the special hardware is installed, 2. Snap one hook of the infant/child 3. Put the belt’s special latch plate into please follow the instructionswith it seat attaching belt near the floor at the vehicle’s safety belt buckle. and these steps: the door side of the seat. 1. Unbuclde the automatic lap-shoulder belt by pushing the buttonon the buckle. It will stay on thedoor, ready to be rebuclded foruse by adults or older children.
37 8. Put the hook on the free end through 9.To make it tight, pull the bdt while the.slot In the latch plate. you push donoa the child restraint, If the belt won’t. stay tight, switch it endfor end. IO. Push. &id pull the chiid restrht iil different directiofis to be SUI% it is- secure. "
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Larger Children (CONT.) I CAUTION Children whoaren’t buckled up can I A Neverdo this. Q: What if a childis wearing a lap- strike other people who are. shoulder belt, but the childis so Here two children are small that the shoulder beltis very wearing the same belt. The belt close to the child’s faceor neck? I properlyspread the impact A: Move the child towardthe center of ,,,ces. In a crash, the two children the vehicle, but be sure that the can be crushed together and shoulder belt still ison the child’s seriously injured. A belt must be shoulder, so that in a crash the used by -y one son at a time. child’s upper body would havethe restraint that belts provide. If the child is so small that the shoulder beltis still very closeto the child’s face or neck, you mightwant to place the child in the center seat position, the one that has only a lap belt.
40 CAUTION Safety Belt Extender Wherever the child sits, the lap portion If the vehicle’s safety belt willfasten Never do this. of the belt should be worn low and snug around you, you should use it. The A Here a child is sitting in a on the hips, just touching the child’s automatic lap-shoulder belthas plenty seat that has a lap-shoulderbelt, thighs. This applies belt forceto the of extra length built in, so it will fasten but theshoulder part is behind the child’s pelvicbones in a crash. around almost all people. child. If the child wears the belt in But if a safety belt isn’t longenough to this way, in a crash the child might fasten, your dealer willorder you an slide under the belt. The belt’s force extender. It’s free. When you goin to would then be applied righton the order it, take the heaviest coat you will child’s abdomen. That could cause wear, so the extender will be long serious or fatal injuries. enough for you.The extender will be just for you, and just for the seat in your vehicle that you choose. Don’t let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach itto the regular safety belt.
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Checking Your Restra'int Systems Replacing Safety BeltsAfter a Now and then, make sure all your belts, Crash If belts are cut or damaged, replace buckles, latch plates, retractors, If you've had a crash, do you need new them. Collision damagealso may mean anchorages and reminder systemsare belts? you will have to have safety belt parts, working properly.Look for anylmoose After a very minor collision, nothing like the retractor, replaced or anchorage parts or damage. If you see anything may be necessary. Butif the belts were locations repaired-even if the belt that might keep arestraint system from stretched, as they would beif warn wasn't being used at the time of the during a more severecrash, then you collision. need new belts. If you ever seea label on a rightfront safety beltthat says to replace the belt, be sure to do so. Then it will be there to help protect youin an accident. You would see this label on the belt near the I
Q: What’s wrong with this? A The belt is torn. CAUTION Torn or frayed belts may not protect you in a crash. They Acan rip apart under impact forces.If a belt is torn or frayed, geta new one right away.
Leaving young childrenin 2 vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for manyreasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They couldoperate power windows or other controls, or even makethe vehicle move.Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with young children.
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GAU I IVN There are several waysto lock and From the Inside: Unlocked doors can be unlock your vehicle. To lock the door, push down the dangerous. From the Outside: locking lever.To unlock, push the lever Passengers-especially children- Use yourdoor ley or Remote Lock UP* can easily open the doors and fall Control, if your vehicle has this option. out. When a door is locked, the inside handle won’t open it. Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle. This may not be so obvious: You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren’t locked. Wear safety belts properly, lock your doors, and you will befar better off whenever you drive your vehicle. 47 Features & Controls
Power Door Locks Automatic Door Locks You can lock or unlock alldoors of your Leaving Your Vehicle Just close your doorsand turn on the vehicle fromthe driver or passenger If you are leaving the vehicle, open your ignition. All of the doors will lock when door lock switch. door and set the loclts frominside, then you move your shift leverout of P (Park) On 4-dOOr models, the switch on each get out and close the door. or N (Neutral). Each time you close your rear door works only that door’s lock.It doors and turn on the ignition, the doors won’t lock (or unlock) all of the will lock automatically only once.If doors-that’s a safety feature. someone needsto get out while the vehicle isrunning, have that person use the manual or power lock. Whenthe do01 is closed again, it will not lock automatically. Just use the manual or power lock to lock the door again.
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Remote Lock Control(CONTJ Battery Replacement Should interferenceto this system Under normaluse, the batteries in your To Replace Batteries in the Remote occur, try this: ley chain transmitter should last about Lock Control: Check to determine if battery two years. 1. If your transmitter has a screw, replacement is necessary. Seethe You can tell the batteries are weak if the remove the screw from the back instructions on battery replacement transmitter won’t workat thenormal cover. If it doesn’t have a screw, pop later in this section. range in any location. If you have to get the cover off by inserting a dime (or Check the distance. You may be too close to your vehicle beforethe similar object) in the slot betweenthe far from your vehicle.This product transmitter works, it’s probably timeto covers and twisting. has a maximum range. change the batteries. 2. Lift the front cover off, bottom half first. Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blockingthe signal. 3. Remove and replace the two batteries (2016). See your Oldsmobile dealeror a 4. Reassemble the transmitter. qualified technician for service. 5. Check the transmitter operation. Changes or modificationsto this system by other than anauthorized service facility could voidauthorization to use this equipment. Theft To program the module, you'll need the Vehicle theft is big business, especially transmitter and a short length of wire, in some cities. about 3 feet (1 m) long. Then follow Although your Oldsmobilehas a number these steps: of theft-deterrent features, we lmow Programming theModule 1. Open the trunkand locate the data that nothing we put on it canmake it You will need to program your Remote encoder connector (A).It's on the impossible to-steaL However,there are Lock Control module if any of the right side, above the wheel well. ways youcan help. following things occur: 2. Attach oneend of the grounding wke Key in the Ignition: If you walk away You replace your Remote Lock to the studinside the dataencoder from your vehiclewith the keys inside, Control transmitter; connector terminal. it's an easy target for joyriders or You add a second transmitter; 3. Attach the other end of the wire toa professional thieves-so don't do it. Something grounds the data encoder ground (B). When you park your Oldsmobileand connector in the trunk; 4. Press any button on the transmitter open the driver's door, you'll hear a You replace the Remote LockControl once. Waitfor the locks to fully cycle. tone reminding you to remove your key module. If you have asecond portable from the ignition and take it withyou. transmitter, press any button on it, Always dothis. Your steering wheel will once, also. Wait for the locks to fully be locked, .and so will yourignition and cycle. Your moduleis now transaxle. And rememberto lock the programmed. doors. 5. Disconnect the wire Gom the data encoder connector and the ground. 51
Remote Trunk Release (OPTION) Convenience Net(OPTION) Press the yellow trunk release button Your vehicle may havea convenience 4-Door Models: located under the instrument panel on net. You’ll see itjust inside the back To allow easier accessto the trunkarea the driver’s side. wall of the trunk. when the convenience net is not being Your automatic transaxle must be in Put small loads, like grocery bags, used, push the net down and hook it P (Park). behind the net. It can help keepthem under the retaining screws as shown. Remember that your trunk can be from falling over duringsharp turns or opened at any time using the lock quick stafts and stops. release. Be sure to lock your doors. The net isn’t for larger, heavier loads. Store them in the trunkas far forward as you can. You can unhook the net so that it will lie flat when you’re not using it.
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Glove Box To open, turn theknob clockwise. Push the lid down to close.
I. Starting Your Engine Run: An “on” position to which the 1. Move your shift leverto P (Park) or switch returns after you start your N (Neutral). Your engine won’t start engine and release the switch. The in any other position-that’s a safety switch stays in the Run position when feature. To restart when you’re the engine is running. But evenwhen already moving, use N (Neutral) the engine is not running, you can use only. Run to operate your electrical power accessories, and to display some instru- ment panel warning lights. Start: Starts theengine. When the engine starts, release the ley.The ignition switch will return to Run for normal driving. Note that even if the engine is not running, the positions Accessory and 2. Don’t push the accelerator pedal Run are “on”positions that allow you before starting your engine. In some to operate your electrical accessories, other vehicles you might needto do such as theradio. this, but because of your vehicle’s computer systems, you don’t. 55
Driving Through Deep Standing €ngine Block Heater (OPTION) CAUTION Wafer In very cold weather, 0°F (-18°C) or colder, the engine block heater can help. You’ll geteasier starting and better fuel economyduring engine warm-up. To Use the Block Heater: 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. 3. Plug it into a normal, grounded 110-volt outlet.
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Engine Block Heater (CONTJ Shifting the Automatic There are six shift positions, sevenif you Transaxle have Overdrive. In this manual, these Your automatic transaxle may have a are referredto by the commonly used shift lever locatedon the steering symbols in theright column below: column or on theconsole between the Park P seats. Both are shown above. Reverse R Maximum engine speedis Nlimited on Neutral automatic transaxle vehicles when Overdrive IDI How long should you keepthe block you’re in D (Drive) D or N (Neutral), to Drive heater plugged in? The answer depends protect driveline components from Second 2 on theweather, the kind of oil you improper operation. First 1 have, and some other things. Instead of trying to list everythinghere, we ask that you contact an Oldsmobile dealer in the area where you’ll be parking your vehicle. The dealer can give youthe best advice forthat particular area. Park P (Park): This loclcs your front I wheels. It’sthe best positionto use It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift leveris not fully in when you start your engine because A P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. your vehicle can’t move easily. Don’t leave your vehiclewhen the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You orothers could be injured. To be sure your vehicle won’t move,when you’re on fairly level ground, always set your parking brakeand move the shift lever to P (Park). See the Index under Shifting IntoP (Park).If you are parking on a hill, or if you’re pulling a trailer, also see the Index under Parking on Hills or Towing a I Trailer. I
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CY 1 Reverse Neutral R (Reverse): Use this gear to back up. To rock your vehicle backand forth to N (Neutral): In this position, your get out of snow, iceor sand without engine doesn’t connect with the wheels. damaging yourtransaxle, see the Index To restart when you’re alreadymoving, under If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, use N (Neutral) only. Also, use Ice or Snow . N (Neutral) when your vehicleis being towed.
Shifting out of P (Park) or N (Neutral) while your Aengine is “racing” (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You could lose control and hit people or objects. Don’t shift out of P (Park) or N (Neutral) lwhile your engineis racing. 1
Forward Gears (Automatic Overdrive): If your automatic transaxle has Automatic Overdrive, this position is for normal driving. If you need more power for passing, and you’re: Going lessthan 35 mph (56 lun/h) , push your accelerator pedal about halfway down. Going about 35 mph (56 lun/h) or more, push the accelerator all the way down. You’llshift down to thenext gear and have more power.
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2 (Second Gear): This position gives 1 (First Gear): This position gives you you more powerbut lower fuel even more power(but lower fuel economy. You can use 2 on hills. It can economy) than 2. You can use it on very help control your speedas you go down steep hills, or in deep snow or mud. If Forward Gears (CONT.) steep mountain roads, but thenyou the selector lever isput in1, the D (Third Gear): If your automatic would alsowant to use your brakes off transaxle won’t shift into first gearuntil transaxle does not have Overdrive,this and on. the vehicle is going slowly enough. position is for normal driving,at all speeds, in most street and highway situations. If your automatic transaxle has Overdrive, D is like m, but you never go into Overdrive. Here are some timesyou might choose D instead of m: When drivingon hilly, windingroads. When towing atrailer, so there is less shifting between gears. When going down steepa hill.
62 Pump-to-Set Parking Brake The parking brake uses the brakes on To Release the Parking Brake: If You are on a Hill: the rear wheels. Hold the regular brake pedal down. Pull See the Index under Parking on Hills. To Set the Parking Brake: the BRAKE RELEASE lever. That sectionshows how to turnyour Hold the regular bralte pedaldown with front wheels. your right foot. Pump yourparking If You are Towing a Trailer and are brake pedal severaltimes with your left Parking on any Hill: foot until the pedal feels firm.If the See theIndex under Towing a Trailer. ignition is on, the brake system warning That section shows what to do first to light will comeon. keep the trailer from moving. Over time, more pumps may be needed to set the parlung brake firmly. If it ever takes more than two full pumps, have the brake system adjusted by.. your dealer.
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Shifting lnto P (Park)- '." ' I Column Shift
2. Move the shift lever into P (Park) Move the lever up as far as it willgo. position like this: It is dangerous to get out of 3. Move the ignition key to Lock. your vehicleif the shift lever Pull the lever towards you. 4. Remove the key and tale it with you. is not fully in P (Park) with the If you can walk away from your parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle with the ignition key in your vehicle can roll.If you have leftthe hand, your vehicle is in P (Park). engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.You or others could beinjured. To be sure your vehicle won't move, when you're on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you are parking on a hill, orif you're pulling a trailer, also seethe Index under Parking on Hills or Towing a Trailer.
1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right footand set the parking brake. 64 Shjfthg ‘IntoP (Park)- Console Shift Leaving Yo,ur VehicleWfih the 2. Move the shift lever into theP (Park) Engine Running It is dangerousto get out of position like this-:. A your vehicleif the shift lever Hold in the button on thelever, I is not fully in P (Park) with the and push the lever all the way parking brake firmlyset. Your toward the front of your vehicle. vehicle can roll.If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can 3. Move the ignition keyto Lock. move suddenly. You or others 4. Remove the key and takeit with you. could be injured. To be sure your If you can wallc away from your vehicle won’t move, when you’re vehicle with the ignition keyin your on fairly level ground, use the steps hand, your vehicle isin P (Park). that follow. If you are parking on a hill, or if you’re pullinga trailer, also seethe Index under Parking on Hills or Towing a Trailer.
1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right footand set theparking brake. Parking Over Things That Burn
Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don’t park over papers, leaves,dry grass or other things that can burn. --CAUTION Idling the engine with the air system control OFF could allowdangerous A exhaust into your vehicle (see the earlier CAUTION under Engine Zxhaust). Also, idling in a closed-in placecan let deadlycarbon monoxide (GO) into your vehicle even if the fan switch is at thehighest setting. One place this can happen is a garage. Exhaust-with CO-can come in easily. NEVER park in a garage with the engine running. Another closed-in placecan be a blizzard. (See the Index under Blizzard.) It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift leveris not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you've left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehiclewon't move, evenwhen you're on fairly levelground, always set your parkingbrake and move the shift lever to P (Park). If you are parking on a hill, or if you're pulling a trailer, also seethe Index under Parking on Hills or Towing a Trailer. ~ Features di Controls
Tilt Steering Wheel (OPTION) Windows Power Windows (OPTION) A tilt steering wheel allows youto On a vehicle with manual windows, use With power windows, switcheson the adjust the steering wheel before you the window crank to open and close driver’s armrest control each of the drive. each window. windows whenthe ignition is on. In You can also raise it to thehighest level addition, each passenger door has a to give your legs more roomwhen you control switch forits own window. exit and enter the vehicle. The driver’s window switchhas a To tilt the wheel, holdthe steering Power Auto Down feature. This switch wheel and pull the lever. Move the is labeledAUTO. The driver’s window steering wheel to a comfortable level, can be opened a small amount by then release the lever to lock the wheel tapping the rear of the switch. in place. To stop the window whileit is lowering, press the front of the AUTO switch, then release. Toraise the window, press and hold the front of the AUTO switch. Turn SiflallHeadlight Turn Signal and LaneChange Passenger Lockout Switch Indicator On 4-door models,this switch disables Beam Lever The turn signal has two upward (for all passenger powerwindows. Push the The lever on the left side of the steering Right) and two downward (for Left) switch to LOCK to disable the window column includes your: positions. These positions allowyou to switches on all doors except the Turn Signal and Lane Change signal a turn or a lane change. driver’s. Push the switch to NORMAL Indicator To Signal a Turn: for normal power window operation. Cruise Control (Option) Move the lever allthe way up or down. Windshield Wipers When the turnis finished, the lever will Windshield Washer return automatically. Headlight High-LowBeam Flash-to-Pass
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Turn Signal and Lane Change Cruise Control (OPTION) Indicator (CONT.) As you signal a turn ora lane change, if . With cruise control,you can maintain a A green arrowon theinstrument panel the arrows don’t flash but just stay on, a speed of about 25 mph (40 lun/h) or will flash in the direction of the turn or signal bulb may be burnedout and more without keeping your footon the lane change. other drivers won’t see yourturn signal. accelerator. This can really helpon long To signal alane change, just raise or If a bulb is burnedout, replace itto help trips. lower the lever until the green arrow avoid an accident. If the green arrows Cruise control doesnot work at speeds starts to flash. Holdit thereuntil you don’t go on at all when you signal a below about 25 mph (40 lun/h). turn, check the fuse (see the Index complete your lane change.The lever When you apply your brakes,the cruise will return by itself when you releaseit. under Fuses G Circuit Breakers) and for burned-out bulbs. control shuts off. A warning chimewill remind you if you have left yourturn signal on for more than ‘/2 mile (-8km) of driving.
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7~ 1. Move the cruise control switch to A Cruise control can be 3. Push in the SET button at theend of ON. the lever and release it. L dangerous where you can’t I drivesafely at a steady speed. So, 4. Take your foot off the accelerator don’t use your cruise control on GAU I ION pedal. winding roads or in heavy traffic. If you leave yourcruise Cruise control can be dangerous control switch ON when on slippery roads. On such roads, you’re not using cruise, you might fast changes in tire traction can hit a button and go into cruise cause needless wheel spinning, when you don’t want to. You could and you could lose control. Don’t be startled and even losecontrol. use cruise control on slippery Keep the cruise control switch OFF --roads. until you want to use it. -- 2 Get up to the speed you want.
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To Increase Speed WhileUsing Cruise Control There are two ways to go to a higher speed. Here’sthe first: 1. Use the accelerator pedalto get to To Resume a Sef Speed the higher speed. 2. Push the button at theend of the Suppose you set yourcruise control at a A If you hold the switch at R/A lever, then release the buttonand the desired speedand then you applythe accelerator pedal. brake. This, of course, shuts off the - longer than half a second, the hicle will keep goingfaster until You’ll now cruise at thehigher speed. cruise control. But you don’t need to you release the switch or applythe reset it. Once you’re goingabout 25 brake. You could be startled and Here’s the second wayto go to a higher mph (40 lun/h) or more, you can move even lose control. So unless you speed: the cruise control switch fromON to want to go faster, don’t hold the 1. Move the cruise switch fromON to R/A (which stands for Resume/ switch at R/A. R/A. Accelerate) for about half a second. Hold it thereuntil you get up to the You’ll go right backup to your chosen speed youwant, and then release the speed and stay there. switch. 2. To increase your speedin very small amounts, move the switch to R/A for less than half a secondand then release it. Each time youdo this, your vehicle will goabout 1 mph (1.6 lWh) faster. 72 i
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To Get Out of Cruise Control Windshield Wipers There are two ways to turn off the You control the windshield wipersby cruise control: turning the band marked WIPER. Step lightly on the brake pedal; OR For a single wiping cycle,turn theband Move the cruise switch to OFF. to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, thenlet go. The wipers will stop after one cycle. If you want more cycles, To Erase Cruise Speed Memory hold the band on MIST longer. When youturn off the cruise control or For steady wipingat low speed,turn the the ignition, yourcruise control set band away from you to the LO position. speed memoryis erased. For high speed wiping,turn theband further, to HI. To stop the wipers, move the band to OFF. Heavy snow or icecan overload your wipers. A circuit breaker will stop them until the motor cools. Clear awaysnow or iceto prevent an overload.
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Windshield Washer (CONT.)
Push the switch in all the wa 1y to turn on the headlights, together urith the: Parking Lights Running Lights Taillights Instrument Panel Lights Push the switch againto turn thelights Off. A green indicator light in the center of the switch will comeon when you start the engine. This helps youlocate the switch at night.
76 1 Lights On Reminder If you open the door while leavmg. the lights on, you will hear a warning tone.
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Flash-to- Pass Flash-to-pass lets you use your high beam headlights to signal a driverin front of you that you want to pass. Daytime Running Lights(CONK) Headlight High-Low Beam At dusk, the exterior lights will comeon Changer To use it, pull the turn signal/headlight beam lever toward you. automatically and the low beams will To change the headlights from low change to full brightness.At dawn, the beam to high or highto low, pull the If Your Headlights areOff exterior lights willgo out and the low turn signal/headlight beam lever allthe Your high beam headlights willturn on. beams will changeto thereduced way toward you. Then releaseit. They'll stayon as long as you hold the brightness of DRL (if the headlight lever there. Release the lever to turn switch is off). When the high beams are on, a blue light on theinstrument panel also will them off. Of course, you may still turn on the be on. If Your Headlights areOn: headlights any timeyou need to. No flash-to-pass. Use the lever to To idle your vehicle withthe DRL off, change between high and low beams,as set the parking brake whilethe ignition explained under Headlight High-Low is in the Off or Lock position. Then Beam Changer earlier inthis section. start thevehicle. The DRL will stayoff until you release the parking brake. If You Have Fog Lights: They go off whenever the high beams are on. When the high beams go off, the fog lights will comeon again, if the fog light switch ison. 78 Insfrum~e~tPanel hfensity Fog (OPTION) Front ReadinglMap Ljghfs Control Use your fog lightsfor better vi'sion in (OPTION) You can brighten or dim the instrument foggy or misty conditions. These lightsare part of the rearview panel lights by slidingthe control hob To turn fog lights on, push the switch. mirror. Theygo on when you open the up or down. If you slide the hob all the Push the-switchagain to turn thefog doors. Whenthe doors are closed, turn way up to INT your courtesy orinterior lights off. them on and off with the switch. lights will come on. To turn instrument When using fog lights,the parlung To avoid drainingyour vehicle battery's panel lightson tofull intensity with the power, be sure to turn off all front and headlights on, slidethe control hob to lights or low beam headlights must be on. rear readinglights-when leaving your MAX. The fog lightswill go off whenever the vehicle. high beam headlights comeon. When the high beams gooff, the fog lights will^ come on again.
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.. . Dome Reading Lights(OPTION) Rear Reading Lights(OPTION) Inside Manual DaylNight These lightsare part of your dome light. These lights goon when you open the Rearview Mirror Press the switch nearest the light you doors. To turn on thereading lights To reduce glare from lights behind you, want on. Press the switch again to turn when the doors are closed, push the pull the lever toward you to thenight the light off. button in. Push the buttonagain to turn position. the light off.
d Convex OutsideMirror Manual Adjust Mirror Manual Remote ControlMirror Your right side mirroris convex. A The passenger side outside mirror The driver’s sideoutside mirror can be convex mirror’s surface is curvedso you should be adjustedby hand so that you adjusted with the control lever onthe can see more fromthe driver’s seat. just see the side of your vehiclewhen armrest so that you just see the side of you are sitting in a comfortable driving your vehiclewhen you are sitting in a CAUTION position. comfortable drivingposition. A If you aren’t used to a convex 2 mirror, you can hit another vehicle. A convex mirror can make things (like other vehicles) look farther away than they really are. If you cut too sharply into theright lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over yourshoulder before changing lanes.
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W2163 1 Power Remofe Control Mirrors Sun Visors Visor Vanity Mirrors (OPTION) To block out glare, you can swing down Standard Mirror: Open the cover to A selector switchon the driver's door the visors. You can also remove them expose the vanity mirror. armrest controls both outside rearview from the center mount and swing them Lighted Mirrors (Option): If your mirrors. Move the switch to L to select to the side. vehicle has theoptional lighted vanity the driver's side rearviewmirror, or to mirrors, the lights come onwhen you R to select the passenger side rearview open the cover. These can even be used mirror. Then press the control pad to for reading. adjust each mirror so that you just see the side of your vehiclewhen you are sitting in a comfortable drivingposition. To lock the controls, leave the selector switch in the middle position. r
Fold-Down Storage Compartment Cassette Tape HolderlStorage Coin Holder (OPTION) (OPTION) Compartment and Cup Holder Use your coin holderto storenickels, To open, fold down the armrest (OPTION) dimes and quarters. Itlifts out for console, pressthe latch on the You may store cassette tapes in the loading coins or cleaning. underside and pull up. slots at thebottom. To open, press the In addition to storage space, you will latch on the underside of the center find: armrest console and pull up. A fold-out cup holder. To close, push down on the lid. A coin holder. You also have a fold-out cup holder. Cassette tape storage. To close, push down on the lid.
83 Rear Seat Console(OPTION) Trunk Access Panel Ashtrays and Lighter To use the rear seat storage If you have splitrear seats, you may To cleanthe ashtrays, open them fully compartment and cup holders, pullthe have atrunk access panel for storing and lift out the ashtray by pulling on the strap on theback of the console long objects likeskis. Pull your rear snuffer. forward. armrest down usingthe strap. Then pull To use the lighter, just push it in all the the latch on the trunk access panel way and let go. Whenit's ready, it will towards you to open the panel. pop backby itself. To close the access panellift the latch.
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Sunroof (OPTION) Your sunroof providesan airy, spacious To Open the Sunroof To Open the Sunroof Rear Vent: feel to your vehicle’sinterior and can Press the rear of the switch to open the Press the front of the switch when the also increaseventilation. It includes a glass panel and sunshade. Let go of the sunroof is closed.Open the sunshade by sliding glass paneland a sliding switch to stop the panel in any position. hand. sunshade. The control switch will work only when the ignition is on. To Close the Sunroof To Close the Sunroof Rear Vent: Press the front of the switch to close the Press the rear of the switch. glass panel. The sunshade can only be closed by hand. The sunroof glass panelcannot be opened or closedif your Oldsmobile has an electrical failure.
86 Luggage .Cartier (OPTION) If you have the optional luggage carrier, Don’t exceed the maximum vehicle you can load things on thedeck lidof capacity when loading your Oldsmobile. your vehicle. For more informationon vehicle The luggagecarrier has slats attached to capacity and loading, seethe Index the deck lid, a rear rail, and tiedowns. under Loading Your Vehicle. To prevent damage or loss of cargo as you’re driving, check now andthen to make sure the luggage carrier and cargo are still securely fastened.
87 Features & Controls The Instrument Panel- Your Information System 4. Instrument Cluster 12. Ashtray and Lighter Your instrument panel is designed to let 5. Warning Lights 13. Vents you know at a glance how your vehicle Gearshift Lever Ignition Switch is running. You’ll know howfast you’re 6. 14. going, how much fuel you’re using,and 7. Audio System 15. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch many other things you’ll need to drive 8. Glove Box/Fuse Panel 16. Horn safely and economically. 9. Vents 17. Remote Trunk Release (Option) The main components of your IO. Vents 18. Brake Release instrument panel are: 11. Climate ControVRear Window 19. Hood Release (on floor by driver’s 1. Turn Signal/Headlight Beam Lever Defogger door) 2. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever 20. Light Controls 3. Indicator Lights
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90 Warning Lights, Gages and vehicle’s functions. As you will see in When one of the warning lights comes Indicators the details on thenext few pages, some on and stays on when you are driving, This section describes the warning lights warning lights come on briefly when or when one of the gages shows there and gages that may be on your vehicle. you turn theignition key just to let you may be a problem, checkthe section The pictures will help you locate them. know they’re working.If you are that tells you what to do about it. Please Warning lightsand gages can signal that familiar with this section, you should follow the manual’s advice. Waitingto something is wrong before it becomes not be alarmed when this happens. do repairs can be costly-and even serious enough to cause an expensive Gages can indicate when there may be dangerous. So please get to know your repair or replacement. Paying attention or is a problemwith one of your warning lights and gages. They’re a big to your warning lights and gages could vehicle’s functions. Often gages and help. also save youor othersfrom injury. warning lights work together to let you Warning lights go on when there may know when there’s a problemwith your be or is a problemwith one of your vehicle.
91 Speedometer Odometer and Trip Odometer (ELECTRONIC CLUSTER) (ELECTRONIC CLUSTER) Your Oldsmobilehas a tamper resistant Press the E/M (English/Metric) button Your odometershows how faryour odometer. The odometerwill read on the le& side of the instrument cluster vehicle has been driven,.in either miles EKROR if someone has ,tampered with to switch the display between miles per (used in the U.S.) or in kilometers it. hour (mph) and kilometers perhotrr (used in Canada). YQWtrip odometer You may wonder what happens if your you * tells how far have driven since you vehicle needs a new odometerinstalled. last reset it. To set it tozero, display~the If the new onecan be s&to themileage trip odometer by pressing the SELECT total of the old odometer, then itmust button, thenpress the RESET button. be. But if it can’t, then it’sset at zero Both buttons arelocated onthe right and a label must beput on the-driver’s side of the instrument cluster. door to show the old mileage reading when the llew odometer was installed.
9.2 h Speedometer (ANALOG CLUSTER) Odometer and Trip Odometer Your speedometer lets you see your (ANALOG CLUSTER) Your Oldsmobile has a tamper resistant speed in both~milesper hour (rnph) and Your odometer shows how faryour odometer. If you see silver lines kilometers per hour (km/h). vehicle has been driven,in either miles between the numbers, you’llknow (used in the U.S.) .or in kilometers someone has probably tamperedwith it (used in Canada). Your trip odometer and the numbers may not be true. tells how far you have driven since you You may wonder what happens if your last reset it. To set it to zero, press the vehicle needs a new odometer installed. RESET button located next to the trip If the new one can be set to the mileage odometer on the right side of the total of the old odometer, then itmust instrument panel. be. But if it can’t, then-it’s set at zero and a label must beput on the driver’s door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed.
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Tachomefer ~WUOGCLUSTER) The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per rninute (rpm). i- Features & Controls
Low Coolant Warning Light Oil Warning Light If this light comes on, your system is (ELE CTRONlC CLUSTER) The oil light could also come on in three low on coolant and the engine may If you have a problemwith your oil,this other situations: overheat. light maystay on after you start your When the ignition is on but theengine See the Index under Engine Coolant engine, or come on when you are is not running, the light will comeon and have your vehicle servicedas soon driving. This indicates that oil is not as a test to show you it is working, but as you can. going through your engine quickly the light will goout when you turn the enough to keep it lubricated. The engine ignition to Start. If it doesn’t comeon could be lowon oil, or could have some with the ignition on, you may have a other oil problem. Haveit fixed right problem with the fuse or bulb. Haveit away. fixed right away. Sometimes when the engine is idling at a stop, thelight may blinkon and off. This is normal. If you make a hard stop, the light may come on for a moment.This is normal.
CAUTION Oil Pressure indicator CAUTION (ANALOG CLUSTER) Don’t keepdriving if the oil I This indicator tells you if there could be Don’t keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, a problemwith your engine oil pressure. pressure islow. If you do, I your enginecan become so hot that your engine can become so hot that it catches fire. You or others could The pointer should be abovethe red it catches fire. You or others could be burned. Check your oil as soon zone when the engine is running. be burned. Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle Readings in the red area tell you that as possible and have your vehicle serviced. the engine is low on oil, or that you serviced. might have someother oil problem. See the Index under Engine Oil.
It Battery Warning Light Voltmeter (ANALOG CLOSER) Brake System Warning Light (EECTRONiC CLUSTER) When the engine is running, the gage Your Oldsmobile’s hydraulic brake The charging system light will come on shows the condition of the charging system is divided .intotwo parts. If one I briefly when you turn. on the ignition as system. Readings betweenthe red a check to show you it is working. Then warning zones indicatethe normal it should go out. If it stays on, or comes operating range. on while you are driving, you may have Readings in either red warning zone a problem withthe electrical chaging indicate a possible problemin the system. It could indicatethat you have electrical system. Have your vehicle a loose generatordrive belt or another serviced immediately. eIectrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving whilethis light is on When your engineis not running, but 1 could drain your battery. the ipition is on (in the Run position), the gage shows your battery‘sstate of If you mu,st drivea short distance with charge. the light on, be certain to turnoff all your accessories, such as the radio and air conditioner. CAUTION Anti-Lock Brake System Warning brake is fully released, it means you Light (opTloN) have a brake problem. Your brake system may not I be working properlyif the With anti-lock, this light will goon If the light comes on while driving, pull brake warning light is on. Driving when you start your engine and it will off the road and stop carefully. You may with the brake warning light on can stay on for three seconds. That’s notice that thepedal is harder to push. lead to anaccident. If the light is normal. If the light doesn’t come on, Or, thepedal may go closerto thefloor. still on after you’ve pulledoff the have it fixed so it will be readyto warn It may take longer to stop. If the light is road and stopped carefully, have you if there is a problem. still on, have the vehicle towedfor the vehicle towed for service. If the light stays on or comes on when service. (See the Index under Towing you’re driving,stop assoon as possible Your Oldsrnobile.) and turn thekey off. Then start the engine to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or comes on again while you’re driving, your Oldsmobileneeds service. Unless the regular brake system warning light is also on, you will still have brakes, but not anti-lock brakes. If the regular brake system warning light 99 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Malfunction lnelicatorLamp Light (CONT.) (Service Engine Soon Light) is also on, see Brake System Warning A computer monitors operationof your Light earlier in this section. fuel, ignition and emission control If the anti-lock brake system warning .systems. This light should come on light ever flashes, your anti-lock bralre when the ignition is on, but the engine system is still workingbut needs service is not running, as a check to show you- as soon as possible. it is working.If it does not come onat all, have it fixed right away.If it stays on, or it comes on while you are driving, the computer is indicatingthat you have a problem. You should take your vehicle in for service soon.
To adjust the HUD so you can see it Although the HUD irinage apper properly: to be near the front of the vehicl do not,use it as a parking aid.T1 1. Start your engineand slide the HUD HUD was not designed For that dimmer control (located belowthe rpose. If you try to use it that climate controls) all the way to MAX. way, such as in a parltirig lot, yo The brightness of the HUD image is maymisjudge distance ct run determined by whether the headlight :o somethin! switch is on or off, and where you have set the HUD dimmer control.
102 I I CAUTION I 2. Adjust the seat,if necessary, before 3. Slide the dimmer control toward If the HUD image istoo OFF until the HUD image is no setting the height control. bright, or too high in your brighter than necessary. To turn the A Rotate the HUD image heightcontrol field of view, it may take you more HUD off, slide the HUD dimmer all the way up, raising the image as time to see things you need to see far as possible. Then rotate the HUD control to OFF. when it's dark outside. Be sure to I image heightcontrol downward so If the sun comes out, or it becomes keep the HUD image dimand the image is aslow as possible but in cloudy, or if you turn on your I placed low in your field of view. full view. headlights, you may needto adjust the HUD's brightness using the HUD dimmer control. Polarizing sunglasses could make the HUD image harder to see.
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Head-Up Display (CONT.) Care of the Head-Up Display Pushing the ENG/MET rocker switch Clean the inside of the windshield as If You Can’t See the HUD Image on the center console will switch the needed to remove anydirt or film that When the Ignitionis On: HUD speedometer from English reduces the sharpness or clarity of the Is anything cbvering the HUD unit? (conventional) to metric units, or back HUD image. again. Is the HUD dimmer control close To Clean the HUD: enough to MAX? Some vehicles maynot be equipped Spray household glass cleaneron a soft, with the ENG/MET switch. Is the HUD image-adjustedto the clean cloth.Wipe the HUD lens gently, proper height? then dry it. Do not spray cleaner directly on the lens, because the cleaner Still no HUD image? Checkthe fuse fluid could leak insidethe unit if you do. in the CLUST position in the glove box fuse panel. Seethe 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 needto clean the windshield and HUD lens. Your windshield is part of the HUD system. If you ever have to have a new windshield, be sure to get one designed for HUD. If you don’t, the HUD image may look blurred and out of focus. I Notes I
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In this part you’ll find out howto Climate Control ...... 110 operate the comfort control systems Electronic Climate Control ...... 113 and audio systems offered withyour Steering Wheel Touch Controls for Climate Control ...... 116 Oldsmobile .Be sure to read about the Setting the Clock ...... 118 particular system supplied with your AM/FM Stereo Radio ...... 119 vehicle . AM/FM Stereo Radio with Cassette Player ...... 121 AM/FM Stereo with Cassette Player and Music Search...... 123 AM/FM Stereo with Cassette Player and Graphic Equalizer ...... 126 AM/FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player...... 129 Compact Disc Player Anti-TheftFeature ...... 131 Steering Wheel Touch Controls for Audio System ...... 132 Audio Bass Control ...... 133 Understanding Radio Reception...... 133 Care of Your Cassette Tape Player ...... 134 Care of Your Compact Discs...... 135 Fixed Mast Antenna ...... 135 Power Antenna Mast Care ...... 135
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Climate Control Air Conditioning The air conditioner and heater work On very hot days, openthe windows NORM: Use for normal coolingon hot best if you keep your windows closed long enoughto let hot inside air escape. days. This setting brings in outside air, This reduces the time it tales for your i while usingthem. Your vehicle alsohas cools it and directs it through the I the flow-through ventilation system vehicle to cool down, which should help instrument panel outlets. described later in this section. fuel economy. BI-LEV (Bi-Level): Use on cool, but OFF: Press to turn theblower off. There are three air conditioning sunny days. Thissetting brings in the Some air will still come fromthe outlets settings: outside air, but directs itin two ways. at thefloor. Pressany function button MAX: Provides maximum cooling or The cool air is directedto theupper I to turn thesystem on. quick cool-downon very hot days. This portion of your body through the I instrument panel outlets, but most ! setting also helps preventoutside odors I Temperature Control Lever: This I from entering your vehicle. warmed air is directed through the lever changesthe temperature of the air heater ducts and a little to thedefrost I coming through the system. The higher This setting recirculates muchof the air and side window vents. At times this the lever setting, the warmer the air. inside your vehicle,and it should not be I temperature difference may be more 3f: Selects the force of air you want. used for long periods becausethe air apparent than others. Press LO to lower the fan speed, HI to may becometoo cold and dry. This raise it. setting is not recommended if an occupant is smoking.
~ 110 Heating and Venfilafion Defogging and Defrosting When you don’t need to cool the outside There are two settings for clearing your air, use these next settings. You can windows. For each setting, adjust the leave the air as itis or heat it. temperature control as desired. The air The air conditioner compressor doesn’t conditioner compressor will run in run inthese settings. This reduces the these settings to remove moisture from engine load, resulting in improved fuel the air when the temperature is above The DEF setting directs 90% of the air economy (gas mileage). freezing. through the defroster vents and the side This setting allows half of window vents, and 10% to the floor. VENT: For mild outside temperatures, when little heating or cooling is needed, the air to flow to thefloor tv heater ducts, and half to push VENT. Air flowis through the instrument panel outlets. Slide the go to the windshield and temperature control lever to a side window vents located comfortable level. in thewindshield pillars. HEAT: When outside temperatures are Use this setting to warm cold, push HEAT. Slide the temper- passengers while keeping ature control lever to a comfortable the windshield clear. level. For maximumheating, slide it all the way to the right. This setting will send most of the heated air through the ducts near the floor. The rest will come out of the defroster vents and side window defogger vents. 111 Comfort Controls&Audio Systems
Defogging and Defrosting(CONT.) Rear Window Defogger(OPTION) To rapidly defrostthe windshield, slide Your vehicle is equipped with side The rear windowdefogger uses a the temperature control lever allthe window defogger vents located on the warming grid to remove fog fromthe way to WARM and press the DEF window pillar. For additional side rear window. Press R DEFOG to turn button. window defogging, push the BI-LEV on. The defogger willturn off Adjust the fan to thehighest speed. button, set the fan control on high and automatically after about10 minutes of aim the side vents onthe instrument use. If you turn it on again,the defogger panel toward the side windows. For will operate for about five minutes only. increased air flowto the side vents, You can also turn the defogger off by close the center vents. turning off the ignition or pressingthe R DEFOG button again. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license across the defogger grid onthe rear window.
112 Electronic Climate Control (OPTION) This system allows youto set the temperature you want. It also lets you choose automatic air flow and direction control, or air flow and direction settings you select. Your vehiclealso has theflow-through ventilation system described later in this section. The digital screen displays the outside temperature, the inside temperature setting and the fanspeed. When you selectthe AUTO mode, the air conditioner compressor will operate if the outside temperature is above freezing.
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Ekctronic Climate Control (Cont.) OUTS TEMP: Press to have the Use the following controls whenthe temperature caused by sunlight. To outside temperature displayedon the system is not set onAUTO: keep you comfortable,it reduces the digital screen. Press again to return to interior temperature by as much as 5°F the inside temperature setting. 8:Press the top of the switch to raise (3°C) belowthe setting on the digital the fan speed, the bottom of the switch screen. If the system is left inthe outside to lower the fan speed. The fan symbol temperature mode, the outside AUTO: To allow the system to and bar graph will be displayedon the temperature will be displayed except digital screen. automatically control the temperature, when changing the inside temperature air distribution and fan speed: setting using the COOL/WARM When the AUTO switch is pressed,the 1. Set the temperature you want with switch. The display willreturn to the fan symbol will go out andthe fan will the COOL/WARM switch. outside temperature setting in about return to automatic operation. 2. Press the AUTO switch. The AUTO five seconds. If the Fahrenheit (F") or Celsius (C") symbol will appearon the digital symbol begins to flash, or flashes when screen. you turn on theignition, it indicates an The system will approachthe electrical problem with your air temperature you select as quickly as conditioning system. The flashingwill possible. For most efficient operation, continue for about two minutes.It just set the system temperature where means you should have your system you would like it and drive away. serviced. 114 Directional Controls When the following buttons arepressed, UPPER: Press to direct air flow DEF (Defrost): Press to direct 90% of an indicator light will glow abovethe through the instrument panel outlets the air to thewindshield and side button. only. window vents, and 10% to thefloor. BI-LEV (Bi-Level): Use on cool, but LOWER: Press to direct 90% of the air The fan will automatically goto high. sunny days. This setting brings in the flow through the heater ducts, and 10% For a lower fan speed, press the fan outside air, but directs it in two ways. of the air flow through the windshield switch. The cool air is directed to the upper defroster vents. OFF: Press to turn off the system. portion of your bodythrough the DEFOG: Press to direct half the air to Some air will still come from the outlets instrument panel outlets, but most the windshield, and the other half at thefloor. warmed air is directed through the through the heater ducts. heater ducts and a little to thedefrost and side window vents. At times this temperature difference may bemore apparent than others.
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Steering Wheel Touch Controls Rear Window Defogger(OPTION) for Climate Control(OPTION) TEMP: Press the upper part of the R DEFOG: Press to warm the Some heating and cooling controlscan control to raise the inside temperature defogger grid on therear window. The be adjusted at thesteering wheel. These setting; press the lower part to lower indicator lightwill glow whilethe rear touch controls also operate some audio the setting. window defogger is operating. The rear controls. Seethe Index under Steering MODE: This control can be used to window defogger willturn off Wheel Touch Controls for Audio select the direction of air flow automatically after about 10 minutes of System. (BI-LEV, UPPER, or LOWER use. If you turn it on again, the defogger FAN: Press the upper part of the settings), or to select DEFOG, will operate for about five minutes only. control to increase the fan speed; press DEF (Defrost) or AUTO. Press the top You can alsoturn thedefogger off by the lower part to reduce the fan speed. of the control to move to thenext mode turning off the ignition or pressingthe on the right of the climate control R DEFOG switch again. panel. Press the bottom of the control Do not attach a temporary vehicle to move to thenext mode on the left. license acrossthe defogger grid on the The indicator light will glow abovethe rear window. selected mode, orAUTO will appear on the digital display.
116 Flow-Through Ventilation System Your Oldsmobile's flow-through Ventilation Tips ventilation system suppliesoutside air Keep the hood and front air inlet free into thevehicle when itis moving. of ice, snow, or anyother obstruction Outside air will also enter the vehicle (such as leaves). The heater and when the heater or the air conditioning defroster will work far better, fan is running. reducing the chance of foggingthe inside of your windows. When you enter a vehicle in cold weather, set the blower fan to the highest setting for a few moments before driving off. This helps clearthe intake ducts of snow and moisture, and reduces the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. Keep the air path under the front seats clear of objects. This helpsair to circulate throughout your vehicle. 117 Comfort Controls &Audio Systems
Audio Systems The following pages describethe audio systems available for your Oldsmobile, and how to get the best performance from them. Please read about the system in your vehicle.
equipment to your vehicle No matter which audio system you have Hearing damage from loud tape player, CB radio, mobil in your vehicle, setting the clock is easy. noise is almost undetectable telephone or two-wayradio-De For Radios with and One A sure you can add what you wanl. I 1 SCAN until it is too late. Your hearingcan SEEK Button: adapt to higher volumesof sound. you can, it’s veryimportant to do i Sound that seems normalcan be properly. Addedsound equipment 1. With the radio off and the ignition on, loud and harmful to your hearing. may interfere withthe operation oj press SET. The SET indicator will Take precautions by adjusting the your vehicle’s engine, DelcoQ radic appear on the digital screen for five volume control on your radio to a or other systems, and even damage seconds. safe sound level before your hearing them. And, your vehicle’s systems , During those five seconds, you can adapts to it. may interfere with the operation ol set the clock to the correct hour and To help avoid hearing loss or minute by depressing the SEEK and damage: SCAN buttons. For some radios SEEK will set the hour, for others it 1. Adjust the volume control to the sets theminute. For someradios, lowest setting. SCAN will set the hour, for others it 2. Increase volume__ slowly until you sets theminute. hear comfort: ~ Idclez ’ ‘. . ,._ R Pi as L ..
For Radios with SCAN and SEEKA and SEEKV: 1. With the radio off and the ignition 4MIFM Stereo Radio on, press SET. The SET indicator The digital displayindicates information The control ring behindthe VOLUME will appear on thedigital screen for 3n time or radio station frequency, the knob adjusts the lefthight speaker five seconds. AM or FM radio band, whether the balance. 2. Press and hold SCAN until the station is in stereo, and other radio TUNE: This knob has two functions. correct hour appears on the display. €unctions. Turn it to theleft or rightto tunein 3. Press SET again. VOLUME: Turn the upper knob to radio stations (the radio station 4. Press and hold SEEK A or SEEKV turn the radio on or off, orto adjust frequency will be displayedon the until the correct minute appears on volume. Press it to change the display digital screen). Press this knob to the display. between the clock and the radio station change between the AM and FM bands. hequency when the radio is on.
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AMIFM Stereo Radiowith Cassette Player(CONT.) 2. Press SET. The SET indicator will To Play a Cassette Tape: Fast Forward Press the buttonwith appear on the digital screen for five With the power on, insert a tape into the arrow pointing in thesame direction seconds. the cassette door. Using tapes that are that the tapeis playing. To stop fast 3. While the SET indicator is displayed, longer than 90 minutes (45 minutes on forward, pressthe STOP-EJECT press one of the four pushbuttons. each side) is not recommended. button. 4. Repeat steps 1-3 for each of four AM When the right indicator arrow is lit, Reverse: Press the buttonwith the and four FM stations. selections listedon the bottom side of arrow pointing in theopposite direction Up to three additional stations on each the cassette are playing. When the left that the tapeis playing. Tostop reverse, band may be presetby “pairing” arrow is lit, selections listedon the top press the STOP-EJECTbutton. pushbuttons: side of the cassette are playing. To STOP-EJECT To stop playing a tape, 1, Tune in the desired station. change sidesof the tape, press the fully press this button. The cassette will upper control knob (VOLUME) while be partiallyejected, and the radio will 2. Press SET, and within five seconds the cassette is playing. Thetape player begin playing. press any two adjacent pushbuttons automatically begins playingthe other at thesame time. side when it reaches the end of the tape. 3. The station can be tuned inwhen the same two pushbuttons are pressed at the same time. 122 U Balance Controls Adjusts the lefthight and fronthear AMIFM Stereo with Cassette b speaker balance to your individual Player and Music Search VOL (Volume): Press the top of the taste. When you changeeither adjustment, thebottom of the digital The digital display indicates information switch to increase the volume. Press the screen will displaythe point of balance on time or radio station frequency, the bottom of the switch to decrease the AM or FM radio band, whether the volume. The volume setting will be you have selected. Forthe normal station is in stereo, and other radio displayed. To quicklyreduce the volume setting preset at thefactory, press the functions. to a low level, pressthe center of the left and right or top and bottom button.s VOL button. at thesame time. POWER: Turns the unit onand off when the ignition is on. BASS: Adjusts the bass level. TREB (Treble): Adjusts the treble level. Press the topof each switch to increase the level, or the bottom to decrease the level. Press the center of each switch for preset levels. 123 Comfort Controls &Audio Systems
AMIFM Stereo with Cassette Player and Music Search(CONT.) AM: Press to select the AM band. To Preset Radio Stations: Radio Controls FM: Press to select the FM band. You can preselect up to 10 radio The band you select will be displayedon SEEK A : Press to tune in thenext stations (five AM and five FM) and the digital screen.The frequency of the station higher on the band. tune to any of them by pushing a single button. Here’s how. station will also be displayed,and if the SEEKV: Press to tune in thenext station is in stereo, the STEREO station lower on theband. 1. Tune to a desiredstation with the indicator will also be displayed. lower hob. SCAN: Press to listen for a fewseconds RCL (Recall): Press to change to the next station on theAM or FM 2. Press SET. between the clock and the radio station band; the scan will continue every few 3. Within about five seconds, press one frequency displayon thedigital screen, seconds until you press SCAN again to of the five numberedpushbuttons. when the radio is on. stop on a particular station. The station you selected will be TUNE: Press this control to tune in automatically tuned whenever you stations higher or loweron the AM or press this button again. FM radio band. 4. Repeat forup tofour more stations on thesame band, and up to five on the other band.
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Equalizer Controls Boost the bass, emphasize a voice in a ..^^L^ I song, brighten the treble-your equalizer gives youfreedom to adjust AMIFM Stereo with Cassette five separate frequencies of sound to Player and Graphic Equalizer VOL (Volume): Press the top of the your individualtaste. Move a lever up The digital displayindicates information switch to increase the volume. Pressthe to emphasize a frequency, moveit clown on time or radio station frequency, the bottom of the switch to decrease the to de-emphasize. It’s bestto begin with AM or FM radio band, whether the volume. The volumesetting will be the levers in the middle position, then station is in stereo, and other radio displayed. To quickly reducethe volume adjust individual leversas you like. functions. to a low level, pressthe center of the VOL button. Balance Controls POWER Turns the unit onand off Adjusts the lefthightand front/rear when the ignition is on. speaker balance to your individual taste.b When you changeeither adjustment, the bottom of the digital screen will displaythe point of balance you have selected. Forthe normal setting preset at thefactory, press the center of the balance control. 126
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AMIFM Stereo with Cassette Player and Graphic Equalizer Using tapes that are longer than 90 PROG (Program): Press to change (CONT.) minutes (45 minutes on each side) is the side of tape being played. Whenthe Tape Player not recommended. arrow pointing up is lighted,the selections listedon the top side of the Your tape player sets itself automatically FWD (Fast Forward): Press to advance the taperapidly; press again tape are played. Whenthe arrow for tape bias. This audio system has pointing down is lighted, selections automatic 00 Dolby B NR@to reduce to play. (The radio plays while a tape is fast forwarding.) listed on thebottom side of the tape are background noise on Dolby encoded played. The tape player automatically tapes. Dolby@ Noise Reduction is REV (Reverse) : Press to reverse the begins playing the other side whenit manufactured under license fromDolby tape rapidly; press againto play tape. reaches the end of the tape. Laboratories Licensing Corporation. (The radio plays while tapea is Dolby@ andthe 00 symbol are rewinding.) CRO,: This button sets tape bias. When playing high bias chrome or metal trademarks of Dolby Laboratories SEEK: Press to advance the tape to the Licensing Corporation. tapes, press the button to turn the beginning of the next selection. button light on. When playing standard Press POWER to turn theradio on. REPT (Repeat) : Press to rewind the tapes, press again to turnthe light off. Then push a cassetteinto the cassette tape to the beginning of a selection. entry door (the tape side goesin first). EJECT: Press to have the cassette tape ejected (the radio willthen play). 128 i, DGlCO-l0C SI )
BAL (Balance): Adjusts the lefthight and fronthear speaker balance to your individual taste. When you change either adjustment, the bottom of the digital screen will display the point of AM/FM Stereo with Compact Disc balance you have selected.For the Player VOL (Volume): Adjusts the volume normal setting preset at thefactory, up or down, and the bottom of the press the left and right or front and rear The digital displayindicates information buttons at thesame time. on time or radiostation frequency, the digital screen displaysthe setting. For a AM or FM radio band, whether the normal listening level presetat the SCAN: Press to listen for a few station is in stereo, and other radio factory, pressthe center of the switch. seconds to thenext station on the AM functions. TUNE: Press this switch to tune in or FM band; the scan will continue every few secondsuntil you press POWER: Press to turn the unit onand higher frequenciesand lower frequencies. SCAN again to stop ona particular off when the ignition ison. station. SEEK: Press to tune automatically to the next station higher on the band. 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. 129 Comfort Controls &Audio Systems
AMIFM Stereo with Compact Disc Player (CONT.) To Play a Compact Disc: RCL (Recall): Press once 10 see which To Preset Radio Stations: Many of the controls forthe radio also track is playing. Press again within five The fivepushbuttons in the lower right have functions forthe compact disc seconds to see how long your selection corner can be usedto preset up toten player, as explained here. has been playing. The track number radio stations (five AM and five FM). also will be displayed whenthe volume Don’t use mini-discsthat are called is changed or a new trackstarts to play. The buttons have other uses whenyou singles. They won’t eject. Use onlyhll- are playing a compact disc. size compact discs. PREV (Previous): Press to play a track again. If you hold the PREV 1. Tune the digital displayto the station 1. Press POWER to turn theunit on. you want. button, the disc will keep backingup to 2. Insert a disc part-wayinto the slot, previous tracks. 2. Press SET. The SET indicator will with the label side up. The player will NEXT: Press when you want to hear appear on the digital screen for five pull it in. In a few seconds,the disc seconds. the next track. If you hold the NEXT should play. button, the disc will keep advancingto 3. While the SET indicator is displayed, If the disc comes backout: other tracks. press one of the five pushbuttons. The discmay be upside down. REV (Reverse): Press and hold to 4. Repeat steps 1-3 for each of five AM rapidly back up to a favorite passage. and five FM stations. The discmay be dirty, scratched or wet. Release to resume playing. There may be too much moisture in FF (Fast Forward): Press and hold to the air (wait about one hour and try rapidly advance the disc. Release to again). resume playing. The player may betoo hot, or the road COMP (Compression): Depressing may be too rough for the disc to play. this button makes soft and loud While a disc is playing,the CD indicator is displayed on the digital screen, as is the clock. 130 CD Player Anfi-Theft Feature When Finished with the Compact Delco LOC II@is a security feature that 5. Press SET and 000 appears on the Disc Player: can be used or ignored.If you ignore it, display. If you press POWER or turn off the your system will play normally.If you 6. Press and hold SEEK until the first ignition, the disc will stay in the player use it, your system cannot be turned on digit of your code appears. if it is stolen. These instructions will tell and start again when you turn on the 7. Press and hold SCAN until the ignition or power switch. The disc will you how to enter a secret code into your system. Then, if battery power is lost for second and third digits of your code begin playingat the point where it had appear. been stopped. any reason, thesecret code must be entered again beforethe system can be 8. Press AM-FM (000 appears). ST/PL (Stop/Play): Press to stop the turned on. 9. Press and hold SEEK until the disc player; the radio will play. Press fourth digit of your codeappears. again to play the disc (the player will To Set: start playing the disc where it was 1. Write down any six-digit number and IO. Press and hold SCAN until the fifth stopped earlier). keep it in a safe place.This is your and sixth digits of your code appear. EJCT (Eject): Press to eject the disc; secret code. 11. Press AM/FM (rEP will appear for the radio will play. 2. Turn the ignition to Accessory or five seconds, then 000). Run. 12. Repeat steps 6 through 10. Then 3. Press the POWER button to turn the press the AM/FM button again. radio off. SEC will appear, indicating that 4. Press the PREV and FF buttons at Delco LOC II@is set, and your the same time and hold until radio is secure. If ‘‘ ” appears, ;< the steps were not successful and --- ” shows on the display. you must repeat the entire You now have only 15 seconds procedure. between each of the following steps. 131 Comfort Controls &Audio Systems
CD Player Anti-Theft Feature (CONT.) 6. Press and hold SEEK until the fourth To Disable the Anti-Theft System: digit of your code appears. Steering Wheel Touch Controls Enter your secret codeby following 7. Press and hold SCAN until the fifth for Audio System (OPTION) these steps (you willhave only 15 and sixth digits of your code appear. Some audio system functions described seconds betweeneach step). 8. Press AM/FM. If the display shows in theprevious pages can also be (( 1. Turn the ignition to Accessory or --- ” the radio is unsecured and operated with the Steering Wheel Run and the radio off, then press the will play again.If the display shows Touch Controls option. These touch PREV and FF buttons of the station SEC, the steps were not successful controls also operate some climate presets. SEC will appear, showing the and the numbers did not match the controls. See the Index under Steering radio is secure. secret code. Wheel Touch Controls for Climate 2. Press SET and 000 appears on the If you lose or forget your code,see your Control. display. dealer. PROG (Program): Press the top of 3. Press and hold SEEK until the first If you lose battery power, when the this button to hear stations which you digit of your secretcode appears. battery is reconnected, the system will have preseton your radio. 4. Press and hold SCAN until the not turn on and LOC will appear. AM/FM: Press the bottom of this second and third digits of your code Follow steps 1-8 for disabling your button to change betweenAM and FM appear. system (the time willappear if you are bands. 5. Press AM-FM (000 will appear on successful). If SEC appears, the the display). numbers didnot match and your unit is still locked. 132 Audio Bass Control(OPTION) Understanding Radio Reception VOL (Volume): Press the top of the You can adjust the volume of bass FM Stereo switch to increase volume or thebottom frequencies, from50-150 hz, by sliding FM Stereo will give youthe best sound, to decrease it. Press the middle of the this lever from leftto right. This control but FM signals will reach only about10 switch to mute the audio system. Press will not affect the volume of frequencies to 40 miles (16 to 65 lun). Tall buildings any switch to return to your original higher than 150 hz. or hills can interfere withFM signals, volume level. causing the sound to come and go. SEEK: Each time you press the top of AM the switch, you willtune in a radio station higher on theAM or FM band; The range formost AM stations is each time you pressthe bottom of the greater than for FM, especiallyat night. switch, you will tune in a radio station The longer range, however,can cause lower on the AM or FM band. stations to interfere with eachother. AM can also pick up noise from things With a CD player, pressing SEEK will like storms and power lines. To lower advance the tracks forward or back. this noise, try reducingthe treble level.
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Understanding Radio Reception Care of Your Cassette Tape (CONT.) Player AM Stereo A tape player that is not cleaned Your Delco* system maybe able to regularly can cause reducedsound receive C-Quamm stereo broadcasts. quality, ruined cassettes, or a damaged Many AM stations around the country mechanism. Cassettetapes should be use C-Quamm to produce stereo, though stored in their cases away from some do not. C-Quam@ is a registered contaminants, direct sunlight, and trademark of Motorola, Inc~.If your extreme heat. If they aren’t, theymay Ddco@system can get C-Quam@ not operate properly or cause failureof signals, yourstereo indicator light will the tape player. come on when you are receiving it. Your tape player should be cleaned regularly eachmonth or after every 15 hours of use. If you notice a reduction in sound quality, try aknomgood
134 Care of Your Compact Discs Fixed Mast Antenna Power Antenna Mast Care Handle discs carefully. Store them in The fixed mast antenna can withstand Your power antenna will look its best their original cases or other protective most car washeswithout being and work well if it’s cleaned from time cases and away from direct sunlight and damaged. If the mast should ever to time. dust. If the surface of a disc is soiled, become slightly bent, you can straighten To Clean the Antenna Mast: dampen a clean, soft cloth in a mild, it out by hand. If the mast is badlybent, neutral detergent solution and clean it, as it might be-by vandals, you should 1. Turn on the ignition and radioto wiping fromthe center to the edge. replace it. raise the antenna tofull mast extension. Be sure never to touch the signal Check everyonce ina while to be sure surface when handling discs. Pick up the mast is still tightenedto thefender. 2. Dampen a clean cloth with mineral discs by grasping the outeredges .orthe spirits or equivalent solvent. edge of the hole and the outer edge. 3. Wipe the cloth over the mast sections, removing any dirt.
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Power Antenna Mast Care(CONT.) 4. Wipe dry with a clean cloth before If the mast portion of your antenna is retracting. Before entering an automatic car damaged, you can easily replaceit. See wash, turn off your radio to make 5. Make the antennago up and down by your dealer fora replacement kitand the power antenna go down.This follow the instructions in the lit. turning the radio or ignition on and will prevent the mast from possibly Off. getting damaged, If the antenna 6. Then repeat if necessary. does not go downwhen you turn the radio off, it may be damaged or lower the antennaby hand by carefully pressingthe antenna
Part 4 Your Driving andthe Road
Here you’ll find information about Road Signs...... 140 driving on different kinds of roads and Defensive Driving...... 144 in varying weather conditions.We’ve Drunken Driving ...... 145 also included many other useful tips Control of a Vehicle on driving. Braking ...... 148 Anti-Lock Brakes ...... 149 Steering Tips ...... 154 Steering in Emergencies ...... 155 Passing ...... 156 Driving at Night ...... 159 Driving in theRain ...... 161 Driving.. in Fog, Mist and Haze ...... 164 City Drmng ...... 165 Freeway Driving ...... 166 Driving a LongDistance ...... 168 Hill and Mountain Roads ...... 170 Parking on Hills ...... 171 Winter Driving ...... 173 Towing a Trailer...... 176 139 Your Driving and the Road
STOP DO NOT WRONG RR ADVANCENARROW PASSINGNO ENTER WAYZONE BRIDGE CROSSING Color of Road Signs Yellow indicates a general warning. Red means Stop. It may also indicate Slow downand be careful whenyou see Road Signs a yellow sign. Itmay signal a railroad The road signs you see everywhereare that some movement isnot allowed. ~ crossing ahead, a no passing zone, or coded by color, shape and symbols.It's Examples are Do Not Enter, Wrong Way, or No Parking. some other potentially dangerous a good idea to lmow these codes so that situation. Likewise, a yellow solid line you can quickly graspthe basic meaning painted on the road means Don't or intent of the sign even before you Cross. have a chanceto read it.
Green is used to guide the driver. Blue signs with whiteletters show Green signs may indicate upcoming motorists' services. freeway exits or showthe direction you should turn toreach a particular place. 140 LOW WORKERS FLAGGERWORKERS LOW SHOULDER AHEAD AHEADAHEAD SHOULDER
Orange indicates road construction or Shape of Road Signs 4 diamond-shaped sign is awarning of maintenance. You’ll want to slow down The shape of the sign will tell you something ahead-for example, a curve, when you see an orange sign, as part of something, too. steep hill, soft shoulder, or a narrow the road may be closedoff or tornup. xidge. And there may be workers and An octagonal (eight-sided) sign means maintenance vehicles around, too. Stop. It is always red with white letters.
CAtuuttt\lG SWIMMING 3rown signs point out recreation areas A triangle, pointed downward, 1 triangular sign alsois used on two- )r points of historic or cultural interest. indicates Yield. It assigns the right of ane roads to indicate a no passing way to traffic on certain approaches to !one. This sign will beon theleft side of an intersection. :he roadway. 141 KEEP LEFl “,3 RIGHTTURN RIGHT THROUGH ONLY
Shape of Road Signs(CONT.) Symbols on Road Signs Traffic Dghts Rectangular (square or oblong) signs There are many international road signs We’re all familiarwith traffic lights or show speed limits,parking regulations, in use today. stop lights. Often green arrows are give directions, and such information as being used in thelights for improved distances to cities. traffic control. On some multilane roads, green arrows light up, indicating that traffic in one or more lanes can move or make aturn. Green arrows don’t mean “go no matter what.” You’ll still needto proceed with caution, yielding the right of way to pedestrians and sometimes to other vehicles. NO U NO NO TURN PARKING BICYCLES Some traffic lights alsouse red arrows to signify that you must stop before The basic messageof many of these turning on red. signs is in pictures or graphic symb01~. A picture within a circlewith a diagonal line across it shows what not to do.
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, The best advice anyone can give about Expect other drivers t.o run st,op signs maneuver, in bothcity and rural driving is: Drive defensively. when you are ona through street. Be driving. You never knowwhen the Please start with a veryimportant safety ready to brake if necessary as you go vehicle in front of you is going to brake device in your Oldsmobile: Buckleup. through intersections. You may not or turn suddenly. (See the Index under Safety Belts. ) have to use the brake, but if you do, you Here’s a final bitof information about will be ready. Defensive driving reallymeans “be defensive driving. The mostdangerous ready for anything.” On city streets, If you’re drivingthrough a shopping time for drivingin theU.S. is very early rural roads, or freeways,it means center parking lotwhere there arewell- on Sunday morning. In fact, GM “always expectthe unexpected.’’ marked lanes, directional arrows, and Research studies show that themost designated parkingareas, expect some and the least dangerous times for Assume that pedestrians or other drivers to ignore allthese markings and driving, every week, fallon the same drivers are going to be careless and dash straight toward one part of the lot. day. That day is Sunday. The most make mistakes.Anticipate what they dangerous time is Sunday from 3 a.m. might do. Be ready for their mistakes. Pedestrians can be careless. Watch for them. In general, youmust give way to to 4 a.m. The safest timeis Sunday from Expect childrento dash out from pedestrians even if you know you have 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Drivingthe same behind parked cars, often followedby the right of way. distance on a Sunday at 3 a.m. isn’tjust other children. Expectoccupants in a little more dangerousthan it is at10 parked cars to open doors into traffic. Rear-end collisionsare about the most a.m. It’s about 134 times more Watch for movementin parked cars- preventable of accidents. Yet they are dangerous! someone may be about to open a door. common. Allow enough following distance. It’s the best defensive driving That leads to the next section. 144 !. !' !I Your Driving and the Road
shows that thedriving skillsof many people are impaired at a BAC approaching 0.05 percent, and that the effects are worse at night. All drivers are impaired at BAC levels above0.05 c- percent. Statistics show that thechance of being in anaccident increases sharply for drivers who haveBAC a of 0.05 percent or above. A driverwith a BAC level of 0.06 percent (three beers in one hour for a 180-pound or 82 kg person) has doubled his orher chance of having an accident. At a BAC level of 0.10 percent, the chance of that driver Drunken Driving (CONT.) having an accident is six times greater; The law in most US. states sets the Of course, as we’ve seen, it depends on at a level of 0.15 percent, the chances legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In how much alcoholis in the drinks, and are twenty-five times greater!And, the Canada the limit is 0.08 percent, and in how quicMy the person drinks them. body takes about an hour to rid itself of some other countries it’s lower than But it’s veryimportant to keep in mind the alcohol in one drink. No amount of that. The BAC will be over 0.10 percent that theability to drive is affected well coffee or numberof cold showers will after three to six drinks (in one hour). below a BAC of 0.10 percent. Research speed that up. I Drinking and then driving is L very dangerous. Your reflexes, perceptions,and judgment can be affected by even a small amount of alcohol. You could have a serious-or even fatal-accident if you drive after drinking. Please don't drink and drive or ridewith a driver who has been drinking. Ride home in a cab; or if you're with a group, designate a driver who will -not drink. Tiding” your brakes can cause them to overheat to the point that they won’t work well. You might not be ableto stop your vehicle in time to avoid an accident. If you “ride” your brakes, theywill get so hot they will require a lot of pedal forceto slow you down. Avoid “riding” the brakes. Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) (OPTION) If you keep pacewith the tr&c and If your Oldsmobile hasthis system, it allow realistic followingdistances, you has an advanced electronic braking will eliminate alot of unnecessary system that will help prevent skidding. braking. That means better braking and If you have an anti-lock brake system longer brake life. (ABS), the brake pedal will sayso. If your engine everstops while you’re driving, brake normallybut don’t pump your brakes. If you do, the pedal may getharder to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some power brakeassist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is usedup, it may take longer to stop and thebrake pedal will be harder to push. Your Driving and the Road
Anti-Lock Brakes (CONT.) And this light on the instrument panel If there’s a problem with the anti-lock Here’s howanti-lock works. Let’s say will go on when you start your vehicle. brake system, the anti-lock brake the road is wet. You’re driving safely. When you start your vehicle and begin system warning light will stayon or Suddenly an animal jumpsout in front to drive away you may heara flash. Seethe Index under Anti-Lock of you. momentary motor or clicking noiseand Brake System Warning Light. You slam on the brakes. Here’swhat you may even noticethat your brake happens with ABS. pedal moves a little while this is going A computer senses that wheels are on. This isthe ABS system testing itself. slowing down. The computer separately If you have your footon the brake works the brakes at each front wheel pedal, this check won’t happen until the and at therear wheels. vehicle goes about 4 mph (6 lm/h) or until you take your foot off the brake The anti-lock systemcan change the pedal. brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to You’ll also hear a clicking noise the make the most of available tire and road next time the vehicle goesabout 4 mph conditions. (6 lun/h).
150 Disc Brake Wear lndicafors Your Oldsmobile has four-wheel disc You can steer around the obstacle while To Use Anti-Lock: Don’t pump the brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in 1: braking hard. brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down wear indicators that make a high- 1 As you brake, your computer keeps and letanti-lock work for you. When pitched warning sound when the brake receiving updates on wheel speed and you start your vehicle and begin to pads are worn and new pads are controls brakingpressure accordingly. drive away, you may notice that your needed. The sound may come and go, or brake pedal moves alittle while this is be heard allthe time your vehicleis CAUTION going on. A brief mechanical noise is moving (exceptwhen you are pushing normal. This is the ABS system testing on thebrake pedal firmly). Anti-lock doesn’t changethe itself. You also may hear a clicking time you need to get your noise as you accelerate after a hard foot up to thebrake pedal. If you stop. get too close to thevehicle in front neIbr&eUrw walmhg of you, you won’t have timeto 3sound mans that sooner or apply your brakesif that vehicle I later yaur hdeswon’t work weU. suddenly slows orstops. Always mt could llead to an accident. leave enough room up ahead to hen you hear the brake wm stop, even though you have anti-lock brakes. I -l 151 Your Driving and the Road
Disc Brake Wear Indicators Brake Pedal Travel Brake Adjustment (CONT.) See your dealerif the brake pedal does Every time you make amoderate brake not return to normal height, or if there stop, your disc brakes adjust for wear. If is a rapid increasein pedal travel.This you rarely make a moderate or heavier zontinuing to drive with worn-01 could be a sign of brake trouble. stop, then your brakes might not adjust )rake padscould rest :ostlv correctly. If you drive in thatway, then-very carefully-make a few moderate brake stops about every 1,000 miles (1 600 km),so your brakes will Some drivingconditions or climates adjust properly. may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something is wrongwith your brakes. Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axlesets. Power Seering If you lose power steering assist became the engine stops or the system fails to function, you can steer but it will take much more effort. Your Driving adthe Road
Steering Tips-Driving on Curves It’s important to take curves at a Suppose you’re steering through a Speed limit signsnear curves warn that reasonable speed. sharp curve. Then you suddenly apply you should adjust your speed.Of A lot of the “driver lost control” the brakes. Both control systems- course, the posted speedsare based on accidents mentioned on the news steering and braking-have to do their good weather and road conditions. happen on curves. Here’s why: work where the tires meet the road. Under less favorableconditions you’ll Unless you have four-wheel anti-lock want to go slower. Experienced driver or beginner,each of brakes, adding the hard braking can us is subject to thesame jaws of physics If you need to reduce your speed as you demand too much at those places. You approach a curve,do it before you enter when driving on curves. Thetraction of can lose control. the tires against the road surface makes the curve, while yourfront wheels are it possible for the vehicle to change its The samething can happen if you’re straight ahead. path when you turn thefront wheels. If steering through a sharp curve and you Try to adjust your speed so you can there’s no traction, inertia will keepthe suddenly accelerate.Those two control “drive” through the curve. Maintain a vehicle goingin the same direction. If systems-steering and acceleration- reasonable, steady speed. Waitto you’ve ever triedto steer a vehicle on can overwhelm those places where the accelerate until you are out of the curve, wet ice, you’llunderstand this. tires meet the road and make you lose and then accelerate gentlyinto the control. The traction you can get in a curve straightaway. depends on the condition of your tires What shouldyou do if this ever When you driveinto a curveat night, and the road surface,the angle at which happens? Let up on the brake or it’s harder to see the road ahead of you the curve is banlted, and your speed. accelerator pedal, steer the vehicle the because it bends away fromthe straight While you’re in a curve, speedis the one way you want it to go, and slow down. beams of your lights. This isone good factor you can control. reason to drive slower. 154 I Steering in Emergencies There are times when steering can be It isbetter to remove as much speed as Depending on your speed, this can be more effective than braking. For you can from a possible collision.Then rather violent foran unprepared driver. example, you come over a hilland find steer around the problem, to theleft or This is one of the reasons driving a truck stopped in your lane, or a car right depending on the space available. experts recommend that you use your suddenly pulls out from nowhere, or a An emergency likethis requires close safety belts and keep both hands on the child darts outfrom between parked attention anda quick decision. If you steering wheel. cars and stops right in frontof you. You are holding the steering wheel at the The fact that such emergency situations can avoid these problems by braking-if recommended 9 and 3 o’clock positions, are always possibleis a good reason to you can stop intime. But sometimes you can turn it a full 180 degrees very practice defensive drivingat all times. you can’t; there isn’troom. That’s the quicldy without removing either hand. time for evasive action-steering But you haveto act fast, steer quickly, around theproblem. and just asquickly straighten the wheel Your Oldsmobilecan perform very well once you have avoidedthe object. You in emergencies likethese. First apply must then be prepared to steer back to your brakes-but unless you have anti- your originallane and then brake to a lock, not enough to lock your wheels. controlled stop.
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Passing The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on a two-lane highwaywaits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then Off-Road Recovery goes back into the right lane again. A You may find sometimethat your right problems. If there is not enough room simple maneuver? wheels have droppedoff the edge ofa to pull entirelyonto the shoulder and Not necessarily! Passinganother vehicle road onto the shoulder while you’re stop, then follow the same procedures. on a two-lane highwayis a potentially driving. But if the right front tire scrubs against dangerous move, sincethe passing If the level of the shoulder is only the side of the pavement, donot steer vehicle occupiesthe same lane as slightly belowthe pavement, recovery more sharply. Withtoo much steering oncoming traffic for severalseconds. A should be fairly easy. Easeoff the angle, the vehicle may jump back onto miscalculation, an error in judgment, or accelerator and then, if there is nothing the road with so much steering input a brief surrender to frustration or anger in the way, steer so that your vehicle that it crosses overinto the oncoming can suddenly put the passing driver face straddles the edge of the pavement. You traffic beforeyou can bring it back to face with the worst of all traffic can turn thesteering wheelup to‘/4 under control. Instead, ease off again on accidents-the head-on collision. turn until the right front tire contacts the accelerator and steering input, So here are some tips for passing: the pavement edge.Then turn your straddle the pavement once more, then try again. “Drive ahead.” Look down the road, steering wheel to go straight down the to the sides, and to crossroads for roadway. situations that might affect your If the shoulder appears to be about four passing patterns. If you have any inches (100 mm) or more belowthe doubt whatsoever about malting a pavement, this difference can cause successful pass, wait fora better time. 156 I Watch for traffic signs, pavement When it loolts like a chanceto pass is Check your mirrors, glance over your markings, and lines. If you can see a coming up, start to accelerate but stay shoulder, and startyour left lane sign up ahead that might indicate a in the right lane and don’t gettoo change signal before movingout of turn or an intersection, delay your close. Time your moveso you will be the right lane to pass. When youare pass. A broken center line usually increasing speedas the time comesto far enough ahead of the passed indicates it’s all rightto pass move into theother lane. If the way is vehicle to see its front in your inside
I (providing the road ahead is clear). clear to pass, you will have a “running mirror, activate your rightlane change Never cross a solid line on your side start” thatmore than makes up for signal and move back into the right of the lane or a double solid line, even the distance you would loseby lane. (Rememberthat your right if the road seems emptyof dropping back. Andif something outside mirror is convex.The vehicle approaching traffic. happens to cause you to cancel your you just passed may seemto be If you suspect that thedriver of the pass, you need only slow downand farther away from youthan it really vehicle you want to pass isn’taware drop back againand wait foranother is.) of your presence,tap thehorn a opportunity. Try not to pass more than one vehicle couple of times before passing. Or, If other cars are lined up to pass a at a time on two-lane roads. you can use flash-to-pass. Seethe slow vehicle, wait yourturn. But take Reconsider before passingthe next Index under Flash-to-Pass. care that someone isn’t trying to pass vehicle. Do not get too close to thevehicle you as you pull out to pass the slow Don’t overtake a slowly moving you want to pass while you’re vehicle. Remember to glance over vehicle too rapidly. Even though the awaiting an opportunity. For one your shoulder and check the blind brake lights are not flashing, it may be thing, following too closely reduces spot. slowing down orstarting to turn. your area of vision, especiallyif you’re If you’re being passed, make it easy following a larger vehicle.Also, you for the following driverto get ahead of won’t have adequate space if the you. Perhaps you can ease a little to vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops. the right. Keep back a reasonable distance. 157 ~ ~~ Your Driving andthe Road
Loss of Control Skidding Let’s reviewwhat driving experts say In a skid, a driver can lose control of road), ease your foot off the accelerator about what happens when the three the vehicle. Defensive drivers avoid pedal as soon as you feel the vehicle control systems (brakes, steering and most skids by taking reasonable care start toslide. Quickly steer the way you acceleration) don’t have enough friction suited to existing conditions, and by not want the vehicle to go. If you start where the tires meet the road to do “overdriving” those conditions. But steering quickly enough, your vehicle what the driver has asked. skids are always possible. will straighten out. As it does, In any emergency,don’t give up. Keep The three types of skids correspond to straighten the front wheels. trying to steer and constantly seek an your Oldsmobile’sthree control Of course, traction is reducedwhen escape route or area of less danger. systems. Inthe braking skid your water, snow, ice, gravel, or other wheels aren’t rolling. In the steering or material is on the road. For safety, you’ll cornering skid,too much speed or want to slow down and adjust your steering in a curve causes tires to slip driving to these conditions. It is and lose cornering force. Andin the important to slow down on slippery acceleration skid too much throttle surfaces becausestopping distance will causes the driving wheelsto spin. be longer and vehicle control more A cornering skid and an acceleration limited. skid are best handled by easing your While driving on a surface with reduced 1 foot off the accelerator pedal. If your traction, try your bestto avoid sudden vehicle starts toslide (as when you turn steering, acceleration, or braldng a corner on a wet, snow- or ice-covered (including engine brakingby shifting to a lower gear). Any sudden changes could 158 i I .@ 7“ cause the tires to slide. You maynot Driving at Night realize the surface is slipperyuntil your Since you can’t see as well, you may vehicle is skidding. Learnto recognize Night driving ismore dangerous than 1 day driving. One reason is that some need to slow down and keep more warning clues-such as enough water, space between you and other vehicles. ice or packed snow on the road to make drivers are likely to be impaired- a “mirroredsurface”-and slow down by alcohol ordrugs, with night vision It’s hard to tell howfast the vehicle when you have anydoubt. problems, or by fatigue. ahead is going just by looking at its taillights. If you have the anti-lock braking Here are some tips on night driving. Slow down, especially on higher system, remember: It helps avoid only Drive defensively. Remember,this is the braking skid. If you do not have the most dangerous time. speed roads. Your headlights can light up only so much road ahead. anti-lock, then in a braking skid(where Don’t drink and drive. (See the Index the wheels are no longer rolling), under Drunken Driving for more on In remote areas, watch for animals. release enough pressure on thebrakes this problem.) If you’re tired, pull off the road in a to get the wheels rolling again.This Adjust your inside rearview mirror to safe placeand rest. restores steering control. Push the reduce the glare fromheadlights brake pedal down steadilywhen you behind you. have to stop suddenly. As longas the wheels are rolling, you will have steering control. Steer the way you want to go. 159 Your Driving and the Road
Night Vision High Beams No one cansee as well at night as in the lighted serviceor refreshment area. If the vehicle approaching you has its daytime. Butas we get olderthese Eyes shielded from that glare may high beamson, signal by flicking yours differences increase.A 50-year-old adjust more quicklyto darkness back to high and then back to low beam. This driver may require at least twice as on the road. But be sure to remove your is the usual signal to lower the much light to see the same thing at sunglasses beforeyou leave the service headlight beams.If the other driver still night as a 20-year-old. area. doesn’t lower the beams, resist the temptation to putyour high beamson. What you do in the daytime can also You can be temporarily blindedby approaching lights. It can take a second This only makestwo half-blinded affect your night vision. For example,if drivers. you spend the day in bright sunshine or two, or even several seconds, for you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your your eyesto readjust to thedark. When On a freeway,use your high beams only eyes will have lesstrouble adjusting to you are faced with severe glare(as from in remote areas where you won’t impair night. a driverwho doesn’t lower the high approaching drivers. In some places, like cities, using high beamsis illegal. But if you’re driving, don’t wear beams, or a vehiclewith misaimed sunglasses at night. They maycut down headlights), slow down a little. Avoid When you followanother vehicle on a on glare from headlights,but they also staring directly into theapproaching freeway or highway, use low beams. make alot of things invisible that lights. If there is a lineof opposing True, most vehicles now have day-night should remainvisible-such as parked traffic, make occasional glances overthe mirrors that enable the driver to reduce cars, obstacles, pedestrians, or even line of headlights to make certain that glare. But outside mirrors are notof this trains blocking railway crossings. You one of the vehicles isn’tstarting to type and high beams frombehind can may want to put on your sunglasses move into your lane.Once you are past bother the driver ahead. after you have pulledinto a brightly- the bright lights,give your eyestime to readjust before resuming speed. 140 I Your Driving and the Rad
Driving in the Rain (CONT.) I CAUTION walking. Road spraycan often be worse Driving too fast through large water Wet brakes can cause for vision than rain, especially if it puddles or even going through some car comes froma dirty road. washes can cause problems, too. The 4 - s accidents. They won’t work well in a quick stop and may cause So it is wiseto keep your wiping water may affect yourbrakes. Try to avoid puddles. Butif you can’t, try to pulling to one side. You could lose equipment in good shape and keep your control of the vehicle. windshield washer tank filled. Replace slow down before you hitthem. After driving through a large puddle your windshield wiperinserts when of water or a car wash, apply your they show signsof streaking or missing areas on the windshield, orwhen strips brake pedal liehtlyuntil your of rubber start toseparate from the brakes w --~’xmallg. inserts.
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Freeway Driving Entering the Freeway Driving on the Freeway Mile for mile, freeways(also called At the entrance there is usually aramp Once you are on the freeway, adjust thruways, parkways, expressways, that leads to the freeway. If you have a your speedto the posted limitor to the turnpikes, or superhighways)are the clear viewof the freeway as you drive prevailing rate if it’s slower.Stay in the safest of all roads. But they have their along the entrance ramp, you should right lane unless you want to pass. If own special rules. begin to check traffic. Tryto determine you are on a two-lane freeway,treat the The most important advice on freeway where you expect to blend with the right lane as theslow lane and the left driving is: Keepup with traffic and keep flow. If traffic is light, you may haveno lane as thepassing lane. to the right. Drive at thesame speed problem. Butif it is heavy, find a gapas If you are on a three-lane freeway,treat most of the other drivers are driving. you move alongthe entering lane and the right lane as theslower-speed Too-fast or too-slow drivingbreaks a time your approach. Try to merge into through lane, the middle lane as the smooth traffic flow.Treat the left lane the gap at close to the prevailing speed. higher-speed through lane, and the left on a freewayas a passing lane. Switch on your turn signal, check your lane as thepassing lane. rearview mirrors as you move along, and glance over yourshoulder as often Before changing lanes, check your as necessary. Tryto blend smoothly rearview mirrors.Then use your turn with the traffic flow. signal. Just before you leavethe lane, glance quickly over your shoulderto make sure there isn’t another vehicle in your “blind” spot. 166
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Driving a Long Distance Before Leaving on a Long Trip Although most longtrips today are Make sure you’re ready.Try to be well Here are some things you can check made on freeways, there are still many rested. If you must start when you’re before atrip: made on regular highways. not fresh-such as after a day’swork Windshield Washer Fluid: Is the Long-distance drivingon freeways and don’t plan to make too many miles that reservoir full? Are all windows clean regular highways is the same in some first part of the journey. Wear inside and outside? ways. The trip has to be planned and comfortable clothingand shoes you can easily drivein. Wiper Blades: Are they in good the vehicle prepared, you drive at shape? higher-than-city speeds, and there are Is your vehicle ready for a longtrip? If longer turns behind the wheel. You’ll you keep it serviced and maintained, it’s Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: enjoy yourtrip more if you and your ready to go. If it needs service, haveit Have you checked all levels? vehicle are in good shape. Here are done before starting out. Of course, Lights: Are they all working? Are some tips for a successful longtrip. you’ll find experiencedand able service the lenses clean? experts in Oldsmobile dealerships all Tires: They are vitally important to a across North America. They’ll be ready safe, trouble-freetrip. Is the tread and willing to help if you need it. good enough for long-distance driving? Are the tires all inflatedto the recommended pressure? Weather Forecasts:What’s the weather outlook along yourroute? Should you delay yourtrip a short time to avoid a majorstorm system? Maps: Do you have up-to-date maps? I 69 Your Driving and the Road
Know howto go uphill. You may want to shift downto a lower gear. The lower gears help cool your engine and transaxle, and you can climb the Hill and Mountain Roads hill better. Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from drivingin flat or rolling Stay in your ownlane when driving terrain. If you drive regularlyin steep on two-lane roads in hills or country, or if you’re planning to visit mountains. Don’t swing wide orcut there, here are some tips that can make across the center of the road. Drive at your trips safer and more enjoyable. speeds that let you stay in your own Keep your vehiclein good shape. lane. That way, youwon’t be Check all fluid levelsfluid allCheck and also the I surprised by a vehicle comingtoward brakes, tires, cooling system and I you in the same lane. transaxle. These parts can work hard Coasting downhill in N It takes longer to pass another vehicle on mountain roads. (Neutral) or with the ignition when you’re going uphill. You’llwant Know how to go down hills. The most off is dangerous. Your brakes will to leave extra room to pass. If a important thing to laow is this: let have to do allthe work of slowing vehicle is passing you and doesn’t your enginedo some of the slowing down. They could getso hot that have enough room, slow downto down. Don’t make your brakes do it they wouldn’t work well.You could make it easier for the other vehicle to all. Shiftto a lower gearwhen you go crash. Always have your engine get by. down asteep or long hill.That way, running and your vehicle in gear you will slow downwithout excessive when you go downhill. 1 70 use of your brakes. I -- b ,
If You’re Caught in a BIiuard I If you are stopped by heavy snow, you Put on extra clothing or wrap a could bein a serious situation. You blanket around you. If you haveno Snow can trap exhaust gases should probably stay with your vehicle blankets or extra clothing, make body L\ under your vehicle. This can unless you knowfor sure thatyou are insulators from newspapers, burlap cause deadly CO (carbon near help and you can hike through the bags, rags,floor mats-anything you monoxide) gas to get inside. CO snow. Here axe some things to do to can wrap around yourself or tuck could overcome youand kill you. summon help and keep yourself and under your clothingto keep warm. You can’t see it or smell it, so you your passengers safe: might not know it was in your You can run theengine to keep warm, vehicle. Clear awaysnow from Turn on your hazard flashers. but be careful. around thebase of your vehicle, Tie ared cloth to your vehicle to alert especially any that is bloclung your police that you’ve been stopped by the exhaust pipe. And checkaround again from timeto time to be sure snow doesn’t collect there. Open a window just a little on the side of the vehicle that’s away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. 1 75 If You're Caught in a Blizzard If You're Stuck in Deep Snow (CONT.) This manual explains howto get the tiAUIIUN vehicle out of deep snow without Run your engineonly as long as you I A If vou don't use the correct must. This saves fuel. Whenyou run damaging it. See the Index under I " Rocking Your Vehicle. I , equipment and drive the engine, male it go a little faster properly, you can lose control when than just idle. That is, push the you pull a trailer. For example,if accelerator slightly. Thisuses less fuel the trailer is too heavy, the brakes for the heat that you get and it keeps may not work well-or even at all. the battery charged.You will need a You and your passengers couldbe well-charged battery to restart the seriously injured. Pull a traileronly vehicle and possibly for signaling later if you have followed allthe steps in on with your headlights. Letthe this section. heater run for a while. Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost allthe way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel really uncomfortable fromthe cold. But do it as little as possible. Preserve the fuel as long as you can. To help keep warm, you can getout of the vehicle and do some fairly vigorous exercises every half-hour or so until help comes. 1 76 If You Do Decide to Pull a Trailer Do not tow a trailer if you have a that of your passengers.So please read If you do, here are some important convertible with the3.4L VIN Code X this section carefully before you pulla points. engine. trailer. There are many different laws having Your Oldsmobile cantow a trailer. To Load-pulling components such as the to do with trailering. Makesure your identify what the vehicle trailering engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies,and rig will be legal,not oplly where you capacity is for your vehicle, you should tires are forced to work harder against live but also where you’ll be driving.A read the information in Weight of the the drag of the added weight.The good source for this information can Trailer that appears later inthis section. engine is required to operate at be state or provincial police. But traileringis different than just relatively higher speedsand under Consider usinga sway control. You driving your vehicleby itself. Trailering greater loads, generatingextra heat. can ask a hitch dealer about sway means changes in handling, durability, What’s more,the trailer adds controls. and fuel economy. Successful, safe considerably to wind resistance, trailering takes correct equipment, and increasing the pulling requirements. Don’t tow a trailer at all during the it has to be used properly. first 500 miles (800 km) your new All of that means changes in: vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or That’s the reason for this section. In it Handling other partscould be damaged. are many time-tested, important trailering tips and safety rules. Many of Durability these are important for your safetyand Fuel economy 177 Your Driving and the Road
If You Do Decide to Pull a Trailer (CONT.) Weight of the Trailer Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Then, during the first 500 miles How heavycan a trailer safely be?It Network (800 km)that you tow atrailer, don’t should never weigh morethan 1,000 P.O. Box 30095 drive over 50 mph (80 lun/h) and pounds (450 kg), unless you have a Lansing, MI 48909 don’t make starts at full throttle. This 3.1L V6 with the heavy-duty cooling In Canada, write to: helps your engineand other parts of package. Then your vehiclecan tow your vehicle wearin at theheavier General Motors of Canada Limited up to 2,000 pounds (900 kg). But Customer Assistance Center loads. even that canbe too heavy. It depends 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Three important considerations have on how youplan to use your rig. For Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 8P7 to do with weight: example, speed,altitude, road grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicleis used to pull a trailer are all important. And, it can also depend on any specialequipment that you have on your vehicle. Youcan ask your dealer forour trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: 178 Weight of the Trailer Tongue The trailer tongue (A) should weigh Hitches The tongue load (A) of any trailer is 10% of the totalloaded trailer weight It’s important to have the correct hitch an important weight to measure (B). After you’ve loaded yourtrailer, equipment. Crosswinds, largetrucks because it affects the totalcapacity weigh the trailer and then the tongue, going by, and rough roads are a few weight of your vehicle. The capacity separately, to see if the weights are reasons why you’ll need the right hitch. weight includesthe curb weight of the proper. If they aren’t, you may be able Here are some rulesto follow: vehicle, any cargo you may carryin it, to get them right simply by moving some itemsaround in thetrailer. Will you have to make any holes in and the people who will be ridingin the body of your vehiclewhen you the vehicle. And if you will tow a Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s install a trailer hitch? If you do, then trailer, you must subtract thetongue Tires be sure to seal the holes later when load from your vehicle’s capacity Be sure your vehicle’stires are inflated you remove the hitch. If you don’t weight because your vehiclewill be to thelimit for coldtires. You will find seal them, deadly carbon monoxide carrying that -weight,too. See the these numbers on the Certification (CO) from your exhaust can get into Index under Loading Your Vehicle for label at therear edge of the driver’s your vehicle. (Seethe Index under more informationabout your vehicle’s door or onthe inside of the trunklid. Carbon Monoxide in Exhaust. Dirt maximum load capacity. See the Index under Tire L0adin.g. and water can, too. Then be sure you don’t go over the GVW limit for your vehicle. 179 Your Driving and the Road
If You Do Decide to Pull a Trailer Trailer Brakes (CONT.) Safety Chains If your trailer weighs more than 1,000 The bumpers on your vehicle are not You should always attach chains pounds (450 kg) loaded, then it needs intended for hitches. Do not attach between your vehicleand your trailer. its own brakes-and they must be rental hitches or other bumper-type Cross the safety chains under the adequate. hitches to them. Use only a frame- tongue of the trailer so that thetongue Be sure to read and follow the mounted hitch that does not attach to will not drop to the road if it becomes instructions for the trailer brakes so the bumper. separated from the hitch. Instructions you’ll be ableto install, adjust and about safety chains may be provided by maintain them properly. the hitch manufacturer or by the trailer If your vehiclehas anti-lock brakes, manufacturer. Follow the manufacturer’s do not try to tap into your vehicle’s recommendation for attaching safety brake system. If you do, both brake chains. Always leave just enough slack systems won’t work well,or at all. so you can turn with your rig.And, never allow safetychains to drag on the Even if your vehicledoesn’t have anti- lock brakes, don’t tap into your ground. vehicle’s brake systemif the trailer’s brake system will use morethan 0.02 cubic inch (0.3 cc) of fluid from your 181 Your Driving and the Road
Driving with a Trailer(CONT.) Making Turns When towing atrailer, the green arrows Driving On Grades When you’returning with a trailer, on your instrument panel will flash for Reduce speedand shift to a lower gear make widerturns thannormal. Do this turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are before you start down a longor steep so your trailer won’t strike soft burned out. Thus, you may think downgrade. If you don’t shiftdown, you shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees, or drivers behind you are seeing your might have to use your brakes so much other objects. Avoid jerky orsudden signal when they are not. It’s important that they would gethot and no longer maneuvers. Signal wellin advance. to check occasionallyto be sure the work well. trailer bulbs are still working. Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer On a long uphill grade, shift downand When youtow a trailer, your vehiclehas reduce your speed to around 45 mph to have a different turn signal flasher (70 lm/h) toreduce the possibility of and extra wiring. The green arrows on engine and transaxle overheating. your instrument panel will flash If you are towing atrailer and you have whenever you signal turna or lane an automatic transaxle with Overdrive, change. Properly hookedup, the trailer you maywant to drive in D instead of lights will also flash, tellingother (or, as you need to, a lower gear). drivers you’reabout to turn,change lanes or stop. 183 Notes
Part 5 Problems on the Road
Here you’ll find what to do about Hazard Warning Flashers ...... 188 some problems that can occur on the Jump Starting ...... 189 road . Towing Your Oldsmobile ...... 193 Engine Overheating ...... 197 If a Tire Goes Flat ...... 204 Changing a Flat Tire...... 205 Compact Spare Tire ...... 211 If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow ...... 212
Jump Starting If your batteryhas rundown, you may To Jump StartYour Oldsmobile: want to use another vehicle and some 1. Check the other vehicle. It must have jumper cables to start your Oldsmobilc a 12-voltbattery with a negative But pleasefollow the steps here to do i ground system. safely.
bAU I IVlV Batteries can hurt you. They In can bedangerous because: They contain acid that can burn you. They contain gas that can explode or ignite. They contain enough electricity to burn you.
~ If you don’t follow these steps 1 exactly, some or all of these things 1 can hurt vou. 189 Probkms on the Road
Jump Starting (CONT.) 2. Get the vehicles close enough so the 3. Turn off the ignition on both 4. Open the hoods and locate the jumper cables can reach, but be sure vehicles. Turn off all lights that aren’t batteries. the vehicles aren’t touching each needed, and radios. This will avoid I sparks and help saveboth batteries. other. If they are, it could cause a ~~~~ ground connection you don’twant. And it could save your radio! You wouldn’t be ableto start your I 2/i\ Aneven when thef- electric engine is not Oldsmobile, and the bad grounding I running and can injure you. Keep could damagethe electrical systems. hands, clothing andtools away I from any underhood electric fan. You could be injured if the Find the positive (+) and negative (-) vehicles roll. Setthe parking terminals on each battery. Your brake firmly on each vehicle. Put an Oldsmobile has a remote positive(+) automatic transaxle in P (Park) or jump starting terrninal. The terminal is a manual transaxle in N (Neutral). on the same sideof 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. 190 Using a match near a batteq can cause battery gas to explode. People havebeen hurt doing this, and some havebeen 6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to blinded. Use a flashlightif you need 5. Check that thejumper cables don’t the positive (+) terminal the more light. have looseor missing insulation. If of they do, you could get ashock. The vehicle with the dead battery. Be sure thebattery has enough vehicles could be damaged,too. water. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if IBefore you connect the cables, here are the vehicle has one. You don’t need to add water to the some things you should know. Positive Delco Freedoms battery installed in (+) will go to positive (+) and negative every new GM vehicle. Butif a (-) will go to negative (-) or a metal battery has filler caps, be sure the engine part. Don’t connect (+) to (-) or right amount of fluid is there. If it is you’ll geta short thatwould damage the low, add water to take care of that battery and maybe other parts, too. first. If you don’t, explosive gas could be present. Battery fluidcontains acid that can burn you. Don’t get it on you. If you accidentally getit in your eyes or on your skin, flush the place with water and get medicalhelp immediately. I I 191 Problems on the Road
Jump Starting (CONT.) 7. Don’t let the otherend touch metal. 9. Attach the cable at least 18 inches 12. Remove the cables in reverse order Connect it to thepositive (+) (45 cm) away fromthe dead battery, to prevent electrical shorting. Take terminal of the good battery. but not near engine parts that move. care that they don’t touch each Use a remote positive (+) terminal if The electrical connection is just as other or any metal. the vehicle has one. good there, but thechance of sparks getting back to the battery is much 8. Now connect the black negative less. (-) cable to thegood battery’s negative (-) terminal. IO. Now start thevehicle with the good battery and run theengine for a Don’t let the other end touch anything while. until the next step. The other end of the negative cabledoesn’t go to thedead 11. Try to start thevehicle with the battery. It goes to a heavy unpainted dead battery. metal part on the engine of the vehicle If it won’t start after afew tries, it with the dead battery. probably needs service.
Towing Your Oldsmobile When you call, tell the towing service: Try to have a GM dealer or a That if you have the 4-door “I” series, professional towing servicetow your or a 2-door Oldsmobile, your vehicle To help avoid injuryto you Oldsmobile. The usual towing cannot be towed from the fiontwith or others: equipment is: sling-type equipment. Never let passengers ride ina (A) Sling-type tow truck That your vehicle has front-wheel vehicle that is being towed. (B) Wheel-lift tow truck drive. Never tow faster than safe or posted speeds. (C) Car carrier The make, model, and year of your vehicle. Never tow with damaged parts If your vehicle .has been changedor not fully secured. modified since it was factory-new by Whether you can still move the shift adding aftermarket items like fog lamps, lever. Never get under your vehicle after aero skirting, or special tires and If there was an accident, what was it has been lifted by the tow wheels, these instructions and damaged. truck. illustrations may not be correct. When the towing service arrives,let the Always use separate safety chains Before you do anything, turn on the tow operator know that thismanual on each sidewhen towing a hazard warning flashers. contains detailed towinginstructions vehicle. and illustrations. The operator may Never use “J” hooks. Use T- want to see them. I hnnks instead. 193 Problems on the Road
Towing Your Oldsmobile (CONTJ Towing from the Front- When your vehicleis being towed, have Vehicle Hook-up the ignition key off. The steering wheel A vehicle can fall fromcar a carrier if it isn’t properly Before hooking up to a tow truck, be should be clamped in a straight-ahead /A\ sure to read all the information on position, with a clamping device secured. This can cause a collision, serious personal injuryand vehicle Towing Your Oldsmobile earlier in this designed for towing service. Donot use section. the vehicle’s steering column lock for damage. The vehicle should be this. The transaxle should be in tightly secured with chains or steel All Models N (Neutral), and the parking brake cables before it is transported. 1. Attach T-hook chains into theside released. Don’t use substitutes (ropes, slots in thecradle in front of the Don’t have your vehicle towedon the leather straps, canvas webbing, wheels, on both sides. front wheels, unless you must. If the etc.) thatcan be cut by sharp edges vehicle must be towedon the front underneath the towed vehicle. wheels, don’t go more than 35 mph (56 km/h) or farther than 50 miles (80 lun) or your transaxle will be damaged. If these limits must be exceeded, then thefront wheels haveto be supported on a dolly. 194 4=Door,except I-Series 2-Doors and I-Series, 4-DOOr 2. Position a 4x4 wood beam across sling chains againstthe bottom of the cradle horns.
Jse wheel-lift or car carrier uipment. Additional ramping be required for car carrier
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IEg” X6019 Towing hmthe Front- Towing from the Rear-
’ Vehicle ~ook-up(CONT.) Vehicle Hook-up 2. Position the lower sling crossbarjust AUModels Before hookingup to a tow truck, be ahead of the rear bumper. 3. Attach a separate safety chain around sure to read all the information on Dual Exhausts the outboard endof each lower Towing Your Oldsmobile earlier in this If your vehicle is equipped with dual control arm. section. exhausts, center the sling between 1. Attach T-hook chains on both sides exhaust pipes. in the slotted holesin the bottom of the floor pan support rails iust ahead of the rear wheels.
Engine Overheating If Steam is Coming from Your Engine: 3. Attach a separate safety chain around You will find a coolant temperature the outboard end of each lower gage or thewarning light about a hot CAUTION control arm. engine on your Oldsmobile’sinstrument Steam from an overheated panel. You also have a lowcoolant A engine can burn you badly, warning light on your instrument panel. even if you just open the hood. Stay See the Index under Coolant away from the engine if you see or Temperature Gagefor the gage cluster. hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before opening the hood. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You or others could be badlyburned. Stop your engine if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool. 197 Probkms on the Road
f there's still no sign of steam, you can Engine Overheating (CONTJ If you getthe overheat warningwith no sign of steam, try this for a minute or so: dle the engine fortwo or three minutes If No Steam is Coming from Your vhile you're parked, to see if the Engine: 1. Turn off your air conditioner. varning stops. If you get the overheat warning but see 2. Turn on your heater to full hot at the 3ut then, if you still havethe warning, or hear no steam, the problem maynot highest fan speed and open the KJRJNOFFTHEENGINEANDGET be too serious. Sometimesthe engine window as necessary. WERYONE OUT OF THE VEHICLE can get a littletoo hotwhen you: 3. Try to keep your engineunder load Inti1 it cools down. Climb a long hillon a hot day. (in a drive gearwhere the engine (ou may decidenot tolift the hood but Stop after high speed driving. runs slower). o get service help right away. Idle for long periodsin traffic. If you no longer havethe overheat warning, you can drive. Just tobe safe, Tow atrailer. drive slower for ab& ten minutes. If the warning doesn't come backon, you can drive normally. If the warning continues, pull over, stop, and,park your vehicle right away.
198 Cooling System The coolant level should beat or above When you decide it’s safe to lift the the COLD mark. hood, here’s what you’ll see: If it isn’t,you may have a leak in the (A) Coolant recovery tank radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere elsein the If there seems to be no leak, check to (B) Radiator pressure cap cooling system. see if the electric engine fanis running. (C) Electric engine fan - 1If the engine is overheating,the fan If the coolant insidethe coolant CAUTION I should be running. If it isn’t,your recovery tank is boiling, don’tdo I vehicle needs service. anything elseuntil it cools down. Heater and radiator hoses, How to Add Coolant to the Coolant and other engine parts, can Recovery Tank: 1;,;cry hot. Don’t touch them. If I you do, you can be burned. If you haven’t founda problem yet,but Don’t run theengine if there is a the coolant level isn’t at or above leak. If you run the engine, it could COLD, add a 50/50 mixture of clean lose all coolant. That could cause water (preferably distilled)and a proper an engine fire, and you could be antifreeze at thecoolant recovery tank. burned. Getany leak fixed before I (See the Index under Engine Coolant you drive the vehicle. for more informationabaut theproper coolant mix.) 199 Problems on the Road 1 1
Adding only plainwater to your cooling systemcan be dangerous. Plainwater, or some I other liquid like alcohol, can boil before the proper coolantmix will. You can be burned if you Your vehicle's coolant warning spill coolanton hot engine system is set forthe proper coolant -I.& Coolant contains ethylene can blow out and burn you badly. mix. With plainwater or thewrong ycol and it will burn if the engine They are under pressure, and if you mix, your engine could gettoo hot pdrts are hot enough. Don't spill turn theradiator pressure cap- but you wouldn't get the overheat I I coolant on a hot engine. even a little-they can come out at warning. Your engine could catch high speed. Neverturn the cap fire and you or others could be When the coolant in the coolant when the cooling system, including burned. Use a 50/50 mix of clean recovery tank is at or aboveCOLD, the radiator pressure cap,is hot. water and a proper antifreeze. start your vehicle. Wait for the cooling systemand radiator pressure capto cool if you If the overheat warning continues, ever haveto turnthe pressure cap. there's one more thing you cantry. You can add the proper coolantmix directly 1 to theradiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before youdo it.
200 How to Add Coolant to the Radiator: 1. You can remove the radiator pressure 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, cap when thecooling system, but now push down as you turn it. including the radiator pressure cap. Remove the pressure cap. I and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn thepressure cap slowly to 1 the left until itfirst stops. (Don’t press down whileturning the You can be burned if you pressure cap.) spill coolant onhot engine ,&s. Coolant contains ethylene If you hear a.hiss,wait for that to stop. glycol and it will burn if the engine A hiss means there is still some ~ parts are hot enough. Don’t spill pressure left. I coolant on a hot --~3ine.
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Engine Overheating (CONTJ 3. After the engine cools, open the 3.4L V6 (VIN Code X): There are 4. Fill the radiator with the proper mix, coolant air bleed valveor valves. two bleed valves. Theyare located on up to thebase of the filler neck. 3.1L V6 (VIN Code T or M): There the thermostat housing and the If you see a stream of coolant coming are two bleed valves. Theyare located heater inlet pipe. from an air bleed valve, closethe valve. on the thermostat housing and the Otherwise, close the valve(s) after the thermostat bypass tube. radiator is filled. 5. Rinse or wipe any spilledcoolant from the engine and compartment.
202 6. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to 7. Put the cap back on thecoolant 8. Start theengine and let it run until the COLD mark. recovery tank, but leave the radiator you can feel the upper radiator hose pressure cap off. getting hot. Watch out for the engine fans. 9. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be lower. If the level is lower, add moreof the proper mix through the filler neck until the level reaches the base of the filler neck.
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Engine Overheating (cow.) Ifa Tire Goes Flat IO. Then replace the pressure cap. Be It’s unusual for a tire to (‘blow out’’ A rear blowout, particularlyon a curve, sure the arrows on thepressure cap while you’re driving, especiallyif you acts much like a skid and may require line up like this. maintain yourtires properly. If air goes the same correctionyou’d use in a skid. 11. Check the coolant recoverytank. out of a tire, it’s much more likelyto In any rear blowout, remove your foot The coolant level should beat HOT leak out slowly. But if you should ever from the accelerator pedal. Getthe when the engine ishot and at have a “blowout,” here are a few tips vehicle under controlby steering the COLD when the engine is cold. about what to expect and whatto do: way you want the vehicle to go. It may be very bumpy and noisy, but youcan If a front tire fails, the flat tire will still steer. Gently brake to a stop, well create a drag that pulls the vehicle off the road if possible. toward that side. Take your footoff the accelerator pedal andgrip the steering If your tire goes flat,the next section wheel firmly. Steerto maintain lane shows howto use your jacking position, then gently brake to a stop equipment to change a flat tire safely. well out of the trafEic lane.
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Changing a Flat Tire If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damageby driving slowly to a level The following steps will tell you howto place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. use the jack and change a tire. The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. 1. Pull the carpeting from the Boor of the trunk. 2. Turn the center retainer bolt on the 1. Set the parking brake firmly. compact spare tire housing Put the shift lever in P (Park). countercloclwise to remove it, then 2. lift the^ tire cover. 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the vehicle won't move, you can putchocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would ! the tire on the otherside of the vehicle. at the omosite end.
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Changing a Flat Tire ~CONT.) 3. Twn the wheel wrench retainer nut 4. Remove the wing nut securing the 5. Remove the bolt securing the jack by located underthe tire cover compact sparetire and spacer by turning it counterclockwise, Then counterclockwise to remove the turning it counterclockwise. Then lift remove the jack. wheel wrench. off the spacer and remove the spare tire.
7. If your vehiclehas exposed wheelnut 8. Using the wheel wrench, loosen all caps, removethem using the wheel the wheel nuts. Don't remove them nut wrench. yet. Problems on the Road P ......
9. Attach the socket end of the wheel IO. Position the jack and raise the jack wrench to thejack. Turn the wheel Getting under a vehicle when head until it fits firmlyinto the it is jackedup is dangerous. wrench clockwise to raise the jack notch in the vehicle's framenearest head a few inches. If the vehicle slipsoff the jack, you the flat tire. Do not raise the vehicle uld be badlyinjured or killed. yet. Put the compact spare tire near :ver get under a vehicle when it is you. ,,pported only by a jack.
11. Raise the vehicle by rotating the 13. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel wrench cloclmise. Raise the Rust or dirt on the wheel, or wheel bolts, mounting surfaces or vehicle far enough so there’s enough on the parts to which it is spare wheel. Place the spare on the room forthe spare tire to fit. fastened, can make the wheel nuts wheel mounting surface. I become loose after a time.The 12. Remove all the wheel nuts and take wheel could comeoff and cause an off the flat tire. I accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the L Never use oil or greaseon places where the wheel attaches to r; studs or nuts. If you do, the the vehicle. Inan emergency, you nuts might come loose.Your wheel I can use a cloth or a paper towelto could fall off,causing a serious do this; but be sure to use a scraper accident. or wirebrush later, if you need to, I to get all the rust or dirt off.
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Changing a Flat Tire (CONI-.) 14. Replace the wheel nuts with the 15. Lower the vehicle by rotating the 16. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a rounded end of the nutstoward the wheel wrench counterclockwise. criss-cross sequenceas shown. wheel. Tighteneach nut by hand Lower the iack comdetelv. Don’t try to put a wheel cover on your until the wheel is heldagainst the compact spare tire. It won’t fit. Store hub. the wheel cover inthe trunkuntil you have the flat tire repaired or replaced.
21 0 17. Store the flat tire as far forwardin Compact Spare Tire the trunkas possible. Store the jack Although the compact sparewas fully and wheel wrench in their inflated when your vehiclewas new, it compartment in the trunk. can lose air after a time. Checkthe inflation pressure regularly. It should be 60 psi (420 1rPa).The compact spare is made to go up to 3,000 miles (5 000 km), ' so you can finish your trip and have your full-sizetire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course, it's best to replace your spare with a full-sizetire as soon as you can. Your spare will last longer and be in good shape in caseyou need it again. Your anti-lock brake only. Replacethe compact spare t&e with a full-sizetire as soon as you can. See Compact Spare Tire later in this section. 2LI Problems on the Road
Compact Spare Tire(CONT.) If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow YBTICE What you don’t want to do when your vehicle is stuck is to spin your wheels. The method laown as “rocking” can help you getout when you’re stuck, but you must use caution.
Don’t use your compactspare on some other vehicle. And don’t mix your compactspare or wheel withother wheels or tires. They won’t fit. Keep your spareand its wheel together.
212 CAUTION I Rocking Your Vehicle to Get itOut: If you let your tires spin at A high speed, they can explode First, turn your steering wheel leftand and you or others could be injured. right. That will clez the area around And, the transaxle or other partsof your front wheels. Then shift backand the vehicle can overheat. That forth between R (Reverse) and a could cause an engine compartment forward gear, spinning the wheels as fire or other damage. When you’re little as possible. Releasethe accelerator stuck, spin the wheels as little as pedal while youshift, and press lightly possible. Don’t spin the wheels on the accelerator pedal when the above 35 mph (56 lun/h) as shown transaxle is in gear. If that doesn’t get on the speedometer. you out after a fewtries, you may need to be towed out. If you do need to be towed out, see the Index under Towing Your Oldsmobile.
215 ‘votes Part 6 Service &Appearance Care
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Service Doing Your Own Service Work Your Oldsmobile dealer knows your If you want to do some of your own vehicle best and wants you to be happy service work, you’ll want to get the with it. We hope you’ll go to your dealer proper Oldsmobile Service Manual. It for all your service needs. You’ll get tells you much moreabout how to genuine GM parts and GM-trained and service your Oldsmobilethan this supported service people. manual can. To order the proper service We hope you’ll want to keep your GM manual, see the Index under Service vehicle all GM.Genuine GM parts have Publications. one of these marks. You should keep a recordwith all parts receipts and list the mileage and the
date of any servicework you perform. P See the Index under Maintenance Record. What about gasoline with blending materials that contain oxygen, suchas MTBE or alcohol? MTBE is “methyl tertiary-butyl ether.’’ Fuelthat is no morethan 15% MTBE is fine for your vehicle. Ethanol is ethyl or grain alcohol. If it’s badenough, it can damage your Properly-blended fuelthat is no more engine. than 10% ethanol is fine for your If you’re using fuel rated at 87 octane or vehicle. higher and you still hear heavy Methanol is methyl or wood alcohol. laoclcing, your engine needs service. But don’tworry if you hear a little - -1 pinging noisewhen you’re accelerating or driving up a hill. That’s normal, and you don’t have to buy a higher octane fuel to get rid of pinging. It’s the heavy, constant knock that means you have a problem. Fuel Capacity: 16.5 U.S. Gallons (62 L). Use unleaded fuel only.
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Gasolines for CleanerAir Fuels in Foreign Countries Your use of gasoline with detergent In addition, some gasolinesuppliers are If you plan on driving in another additives will helpprevent deposits now producing reformulated gasolines. country outside the U.S.or Canada, from formingin your engine and fuel These gasolines are specially designed unleaded fuel may behard to find. system. That helps Beep your engine in to reduce vehicle emissions.General Do not use leaded gasoline. If you use tune and your emissioncontrol system Motors recommendsthat you use even one tankful, your emission working properly. It’s good for your reformulated gasoline.By doing so, you controls won’t work wellor at all. With vehicle, and you’ll be doing yourpart can help clean the air, especially in continuous use, spark plugs can get for cleaner air. those parts of the country that have fouled, the exhaust system can corrode, Many gasolinesare now blendedwith high ozone levels. and your engine oil can deteriorate materials called oxygenates.General You should ask your service station quickly. Your vehicle’s oxygensensor Motors recommendsthat you use operators if their gasolines contain will be damaged. All of that means gasolines with these blending materials, detergents and oxygenates, and if they costly repairs that wouldn’t be covered such as MTBE and ethanol. By doing have been reformulatedto reduce by your warranty. so, you can help cleanthe air, especially vehicle emissions. in thoseparts of the country that have high carbon monoxide levels.
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I Filling Your Tank (CONT.) 1 .Checking Things Under the Hood Release To open the hood, first pullthe handle inside the vehicle.
222 Then go to thefront of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release. An electric fanunder the Things that burn can get on hood can start up and injure hot engine parts and start a Lift the hood. you even whenthe engine is not fire. These include liquids like running. Keep hands, clothing and gasoline, oil, coolant, brake fluid, tools away from any underhood windshield washer and other fluids, electric fan. and plastic or rubber.You or others nnuld be burned. Be careful not to -,3p or spill thingsthat will burn onto a hot enqine. f.EI ‘I3efore closing the hood, be sure all the iller caps are on properly. Then just F~ll the hood down and close it firmly.
223 P P 3,IL V6 Engine (CODE TI When youopen 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
224 Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.41 V6 Engine (CODE x) When you open the hood, you'll see: 1. Power SteeringFluid Reservoir
2. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick i 3. Brake Fluid Reservoir 4. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir
7. Engine OilFill Cap 8. Engine Oil Dipstick 9. Radiator Pressure Cap
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Retractable Underhood Light Engine Oil 3.1 L V6: Checking Engine Oil (OPTION) It’s a good ideato check your engineoil To Use: level everytime you get fuel.In order to Pull the light away fromthe base and get an accurate reading, the oil must be attach it to thearea of the vehicle where warm and the vehicle must be on level you may be working.A magnet on the ground. back will holdit inplace. Turn off the engine and give the oil a To Retract: few minutes to drain back into the oil pan. If you don’t,the oil dipstick might 1. Turn the crank clockwise. not show the actual level. 2. Slide the light back into itsbase. To Check Engine Oil: Pull out thedipstick and clean it with a paper towel orcloth, then push it back Twin Dual Cam 3.4L V6 : Checking in all the way. Remove it again, keeping Engine Oil the tip lower.
226 When to Add Oil: I If the oil is at orbelow the AOD line, 3.1 L V6: Adding Engine Oil then you’ll needto add some oil. But What Mnd of Oil to Use you must use the right kind. This Look for Three Things: section explainswhat kind of oil to use. SG For crankcase capacity, seethe Index under Capacities and Specifications. “SG” must be on the oil container, either by itself or combined with other quality designations, such as “SG/CC,” “SG/CD,” “SF, SG, CC,” etc. These letters show American Petroleum Institute (API) levels of quality.
Twin Dual Cam 3.4L V6: Adding Engine Oil G designation, you can cause Just fill it enough to put thelevel engine damage not coveredby your somewhere in theproper operating range. Push the dipstick all the way back in when you’re through.
1 227 Whaf Kind of Oil to Use (CONT.) Energy Conserving I1 SAE 5W-30 Oils with these words onthe container will help you save fuel. As shown in the viscosity chart, SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle. This doughnut-shaped logo (symbol) is However, youcan use SAE 1OW-30 if used on most oil containers to help you it’s goingto be 0°F (-18°C) or above. select the correct oil. These numbers onan oil container You should look forthis on the oil show its viscosity, or thickness. Do container, and useonly those oils that not use other viscosity oils suchas display the logo. SAE 1OW-40 or SAE 20W-50. GM Goodwrench@ Oil(in Canada, GM Engine Oil) meets allthe requirements for your vehicle.
Engine Oil Additives Don’t add anythingto your oil. Your Oldsmobile dealer is readyto advise if you think something should be added. What to Do with Used Oil
An engine blockheater can be a big help if you have to park outside in v cold weather, 0°F (-18°C) or colder. your vehicle bas this option, see the Index under Engine Block Heater.
If none of them is true, change the oil every 7,500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months-whichever comes first. Change the filter at the first oil change Service & Appearance Care
Air Cleaner Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to To Check or Replace: determine when to replace the air filter 1. Remove the four screws and pull off and the PCV filter. the cover. See the Index under Scheduled Maintenance Services.
Operating the engine with the air cleaneroff can cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air, it stops flame if the engine backfires. If it isn’t there, and the engine backfires, you could beburned. Don’t drive with it off, and be careful workingon the engine with the air cleaner off. I 2. Remove the air cleaner filter. 3. Be sure to install the air cleaner filter andreplace thecover tightly. Automatic Transaxle Fluid (CONT.) Wait at least 30 minutes before To Check the Fluid Level: Then, Without Shuttingoff the checking the transaxle fluid levelif you Park your vehicleon a level place. Engine, Follow These Steps: have been driving: Place the shift lever in P (Park) with 1. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with When outside temperatures are above the parking brake applied. a clean rag or paper towel. 90°F (32°C). With your footon the brake pedal, 2. Push it back in all the way, wait three At high speed forquite awhile. move the shift lever through each gear seconds and then pull it back out In heavy traffic-especially in hot range, pausing forabout three weather. seconds in each range.Then, position While pulling atrailer. the shift lever in P (Park). must be in the crosshatched area. To getthe right reading,the fluid Let the engine run atidle forthree to should be at normal operating five minutes. 4. If the fluid level iswhere it should be, temperature, which is 180°F to 200°F push the dipstick backin all the way. (82°C to 93°C). Get the vehicle warmedup by driving about 15 miles (24 lm) when outside temperatures are above 50°F (10°C). If it's colder than 50°F (lO"C), you may have to drive longer. - How to Add Transaxle Fluid Refer to theMaintenance Scheduleto 3.1 L V6: Checking Automatic Transaxle determine what kind of transaxle fluid 3.1 L V6Adding Automatic Transaxle Fluid to use. See the Index under Fluids and Fluid I Lubricants. If the fluid levelis low, add only enough of the proper fluidto bring the fluid level into thecross-hatched area on the dipstick. It doesn’t take much fluid, generally less than a pint (0.5L). Don’t overfill. We recommend you use only r- fluid labeled DEXRON*-HE, because fluids with that label are made especially for yourautomatic transaxle. Damage causedby fluid other than DEXRONB-UE is not covered by your Twin Dual Cam 3.4L V6: Checking new vehiclewarranty. Twin Dual Cam 3.4LV6: Adding Automatic Transaxle Fluid After adding fluid, recheckthe fluid Automatic Transaxle Fluid level as described under How to Check. When the correct fluidlevel is obtained, push the dipstick backin all the way. 233
Adding Coolant To Check Coolant: If this light comes on, it means you’re low on engine coolant. Turning the radiator pressure I When your engine is cold, the coolant cap when the engine and level should be between the COLD To Add Coolant: radiator are hot can allow steam and HOT marks or a little higher. If you need more coolant, add the and scalding liquids to blow out When your engine is warm, the level proper mix at the coolant recovery and burn you badly. Withthe I I should be u.p to HOT, or a little tank. coolant recovery tank, you will higher. almost never haveto add coolant at n the radiator. Never turn the radiator pressure cap-even a little-when the engine and
radia I are hot. Addhg Coolant (CONT.) Radiator Pressure Cap Add coolant mix at therecovery tank, but be careful not to spill it... I You can beburned if you spill coolanton hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine.
- When you replace your radiator pressure . "4,,~,' ,.,2%C?. ,L,;., -A- .<,, .,. , Power Steering Fluid Windshield WasherFluid How to Check Power Steering Fluid: What to Add To Add Unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick Refer to theMaintenance Schedule to Open the cap labeledWASHER with a clean rag. Replacethe cap and determine what kind of fluid to use. See FLUID ONLY. Add washer fluiduntil completely tighten it. Then remove the the Lndex under Fluids G Lubricants. the bottle is full. cap again and look at thefluid level on the dipstick. When the engine compartment is hot, the level should be at theH mark. When the engine compartment is cool, the level should beat theC mark.
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Windshield Washer Fluid(CONT.)
Brake Master Cylinder Your brake master cylinderis here. It is The other reason isthat fluid is leaking filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. out of the brake system. If it is, you Your vehicle is equipped with either should have your brake system fixed, Standard Power Brakes orthe Anti- since a leak meansthat sooner orlater Lock Brake System. your brakes won’t work well, or won’t work at all. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid levelin your master cylinder So, it isn’t a good ideato “top off’ your might go down. The first is that the brake fluid. Adding brake fluid won’t brake fluid goes downto anacceptable correct a leak.If you add fluidwhen level during normal brake lining wear. your liningsare worn, then you’ll have When new linings areput in, the fluid too much fluid when you get new brake level goes back up. linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, onlywhen work is done on thebrake hydraulic system.
238 What to Add If you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on the When you do need brake fluid, use only engine. The fluid willburn if the DOT-3 brake fluid-such as Deko engine is hot enough. You or others Supreme 11* (GM Part No. 1052535). could beburned, and your vehicle Use new brake fluid from a sealed could be damaged. Addbrake fluid container only. only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. ? I When your brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See the Index under Brake System Warning Light. Service & Appearance Care
Bulb Replacement In this section you’ll find directions for changing the light bulbs in some of the lights on your Oldsmobile. You’ll also find directions for adjusting the alignment of the mini-quad headlights, Baffery Vehicle Storage if you havethis type. Every new Oldsmobilehas a Delco If you’re not going to drive your vehicle Be sure to read the directions before Freedom@battery. You never haveto for 25 days or more,take off the black you begin to replace or adjust any lights add water to one of these. When it’s negative (-) cable fromthe battery. This See the Index under Replacement time for a newbattery,,+we recommend a will help keep yourbattery from Bulbs to find the type of bulb you need Delco Freedom@battery. Get one that running down. to use. has thecatalog number shown on the original battery’s label. Jump Starting Halogen Bulbs Batteries have acid that can ~~ For jump starting instructions, see the burn you and gas that can Index under lump Starting. explode. You can be badlyhurt if you aren’t careful. See the Index under Jump Starting for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt.
Contact your deakr tolearn how to prepare your vehicle for .longerstorage periods. 240 Checking Aim of the Headlights @-DOOR MODELS) To checkthe aim, the vehicle should be Your vehicle has the55 x 135 mini- properly prepared as follows: quad headlight system. These The vehicle must have all fourtires on headlights havehorizontal and vertical a perfectly level surface. aim indicators. The aim has been preset at the factory and should need no The vehicle should not have any further adjustment. snow, ice or mudattached to it. 9 There should not be any cargo or loading of vehicle, except it should have a full tank of gas and one person or 160 pounds (75 kg) on the driver’s seat. Tires should be properly inflated. The horizontal indicator should read 0 (zero).
To Replace a Headlight 4. Now adjust thevertical aim. Check (2-DOOR MODELS) 1. Pry up theplastic pins and remove the vertical aim foreach headlight Before replacing a headlightthat does the headlight cover. and adjust it asnecessary. not light, check to make sure that the 5. Turn the vertical aiming screw until wiring connector is securely fastened to the bubble in the level is centered at it. 0 (zero). 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 headlightwith one that is exactly the same.
243 To Replace a Headlight (CONT.) 2. Remove the Torx@head screws at the 4. Remove the wiring connector from 5. Check the new headlight again. The end of the aiming ring. The aiming the headlight socketby lifting the number on the topof the light (A) ring will swingopen like a gate. plastic locking tabs on the connector must match the number on the 3. Remove the aiming ring fromthe and pulling it from the socket. headlight being replaced.The letter, assembly. “U” or “L,” must also match.
244 6. Plug the wiring connector into the 8. Insert the tabs on the aiming ring 9. Holding the aiming ring closed,insert headlight socket. Snap the locking into the slots in the headlight the screws at theend of the ring. tabs onto thesocket. assemblv. Tighten the screws until the aiming 7. Place the new headlightin the ring touches the plastic nuts on both headlight assembly. The socket must the top and bottom. Do not be pointing in the same direction the overtighten. Do not damage the socket on theburned-out bulb was. vertical aiming bubble.
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To Replace a Headlight (CONT.) Headlight Replacement To check the aim, the vehicle should be If your vehicleis damaged in an (4-DOOR MODELS) properly prepared as follows: accident and the headlight aim seems to See the Index under Replacement The vehicle must have allfour tires on be affected, see your Oldsmobile dealer. Bulbs to check the type of bulb to use. a perfectly level surface. Headlights on damaged vehicles may To Replace a Bulb: require recalibration of the horizontal 1. Turn the L-shaped bulb assembly The vehicle shouldnot have any aim by your Oldsmobile dealer. snow, ice or mudattached to it. counterclockwise *I6 turn until the There should not be any cargo or flanges alignwith the slots in the loading of vehicle, exceptit should retainer ring. You may needto twist have a fulltank of gas and one person it back and forth slightly to loosen it. or 160 pounds (75 kg) on the driver's seat. Tires should be properly inflated. The horizontal indicator should read 0 (zero).
Fog Light Bulb Replacement 3. Pull the taillight housing away from 5. To replace the bulb, pullit from the Oldsmobile recommendsthat you not the body of the vehicle. assembly. change your fog light bulb unless you 4. Press the bulb housing release lever 6. Reverse allsteps to reassemble the have the proper aiming equipment. See and turn thehousing '16 turn taillight. your Oldsmobile dealerfor help with counterclockwiseto remove it. this.
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Windshield Wper Blade Loading Your Vehicle Replacement Two labelson your vehicleshow how your vehicle,ded the GVWR (Gross Replacement blades comein different much weight itmay properly carry. The Vehicle Weight Rating). The GVWR types and are removed in different Tire-Loading Information label found includes the weight of the vehicle, all ways. Here’s howto remove the type on the inside of the trunlc lid tells you occupants, fueland cargo. Never exceed with a release clip: the proper size, speed rating and the GVWR for your vehicle, orthe recommended inflation pressures for Gross Axle~Weight Rating(GAWR) for 1. Pull the windshield wiperarm away the tires on your vehicle.It also gives from the windshield. either the front or rear axle. you important information about the And, if you do havea heavy load, you 2. Lift the release clipwith a number of people that can be in your screwdriver and pull the blade should spread itout. Don’t cany more vehicle and the totalweight that you than 167 lbs, (75 kg) in your trunk. assembly off the wiper arm. can carry. This weight is calledthe 3. Push the new wiper blade securely on Vehicle Capacity Weightand includes the wiper m. the weight of all occupants, cargo, and all nonfactory-installed options. The other label isthe Certification label, on the rear edge of the driver’s door. It tells you the gross weight capacityof m In
II 351 Poorly maintainedand improperly usedtires are dangerous. Overloading yourtires can cause overheating as a result of too much friction. You could havean air-out and a serious accident. See Loading Your Vehicle earlier in this section. Underinflated tires pose the same dangeras overloaded tires. The resulting accident could cause serious injury. Check alltires frequently to maintain the recommended pressure.Tire pressure should be checked when your tires are cold. Overinflated tires are more likelyto be cut, punctured, or broken by a sudden impact, such as when you hit a pothole. Keeptires at therecommended pressure. Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If your tread is badly worn, or if your tires have been damaged, replacethem. Inflation-Tire Pressure The Tire-Loading Information label When to Check which is on the inside of the trunklid Check your tires once a month or shows the correct inflation pressures for more. Don’t forget your compact spare your tires, when they’re cold. “Cold” tire. It should be at 60 psi (420 kPa). means your vehiclehas been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more How to Check: than a mile. Use a good quality pocket-type gageto check tire pressure. Simply lookingat the tires will not tell you the pressure, especially if you have radial tires- which may look properly inflated evenif c they’re underinflated. If your tires have valve caps, besure to put them back on. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture.
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Tire Inspection and Rotation To make your tires last longer, have After the tires have been rotated, adjust them inspected and rotated at the the front and rear inflation pressure as Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on mileages recommendedin the shown on the Tire-Loading Information A the parts to which it is Maintenance Schedule. Seethe Index label. Make certain that all wheelnuts fastened, can make the wheel nuts under Scheduled Maintenance are properly tightened. See the Index become loose aftera time. The Services. Use this rotation pattern. under Wheel Nut Torque. wheel could comeoff and cause an accident. When you changea wheel, remove anyrust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towelto do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wirebrush later, if you need to, to get all the rust or dirt off. (See the Index under Changing a Flat Tire.1
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1 Uniform Tire Quality Temperature-A, B, C actual conditions of their use, however, The temperature grades are A (the Grading and may depart significantly fromthe highest), B, and C, representing the The following information relatesto the norm due to variations in driving habits, tire’s resistanceto thegeneration of system developedby the United States service practices and dif€erences in roadheat and its ability to dissipate heat National Highway Traffic Safety characteristics and climate. when tested under controlled Administration which gradestires by conditions on a specified indoor treadwear, traction and temperature Traction-A, B, C laboratory test wheel. Sustained high performance. (This applies onlyto The traction grades, from highestto temperature can cause the material of vehicles sold inthe United States.) lowest are: A, B, and C. They represent the tire to degenerate and reducetire the tire’s abilityto stopon wet life, and excessivetemperature can lead Treadwear pavement as measured under controlled to sudden tire failure. The grade C The treadwear gradeis a comparative conditions on specified governmenttest corresponds to a level of performance rating basedon thewear rate of the tire surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire which all passenger cartires must meet when tested under controlled marked C may have poor traction under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety conditions on a specified government performance. Standard No. 109. Grades B and A test course. For example,a tire graded Warning: The traction grade assigned represent higher levels of performance 150 would wear one anda half (1%) to this tireis based on braking(straight- on the laboratory test wheel than the times as well onthe government course ahead) traction tests and does not minimum required by law. as a tire graded 100. The relative include cornering (turning) traction. performance of tires depends upon the 256 Wheel Alignment and Wheel Replacement Warning: The temperature gradefor Tire Balance Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked this tireis established for a tire thatis The wheels on your vehiclewere or badlyrusted. If wheel nuts keep properly inflated and notoverloaded. aligned and balanced carefully at the coming loose, the wheel, wheelbolts, Excessive speed, underinflation,or factory to give you the longest tire life and wheel nuts should be replaced. If excessive loading, either separately or and best overall performance. the wheel leaks air out, replace it in combination, can cause heat (except somealuminum wheels, which buildup and possible tire failure. In most cases, you will not need to have your wheels aligned again. However, if can sometimes berepaired). See your Those grades are molded on the you notice unusual tire wear or your Oldsmobile dealerif any of these sidewalls of passenger car tires. vehicle pullingone way or the other, the conditions exist. Your dealer will know While the tires available as standard or alignment may needto be reset. If you the kind of wheel you need. optional equipment on General Motors notice your vehicle vibratingwhen Each new wheelshould have the same vehicles may varywith respect to these driving on a smooth road, your wheels load carrying capacity,diameter, width, grades, all such tires meet General may need to be rebalanced. offset, and be mounted the same wayas Motors performance standards and the one itreplaces. have been approvedfor use on General If you need to replace anyof your Motors vehicles. All passenger type wheels, wheelbolts, or wheel nuts, (P Metric) tires must conform to replace them only with new GM Federal safetyrequirements in addition original equipment parts. This way, you to these grades. will be sure to have the right wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts for your Oldsmobile model. 257 Using the wrong replacement A wheels, wheelbolts, or wheel nuts on your vehiclecan be I dangerous. It could affectthe bralcing and handling of your vehicle, make yourtires lose air and male you lose control. You could have a collision in which you or others could be injured. Always use the correct wheel, wheelbolts, and wheel nuts for replacement. --~ I
! I Cleaning products can be hazardous. Some are toxic. Others can burst into flame if you strike a match or get them on a hot part of the vehicle. Some are dangerous if you breathe their fumes in a closed space. When you use anything in a container to clean your Oldsmobile, be sure to follow the instructions. And always open your doors or windowswhen you're cleaning 'p;F!.!z7par <.=&+,?. I the inside. ::;,:;&$,,&& Never use these to clean your vehicle: Gasoline Carbon Tetrachloride Turpentine Benzene Acetone Lacquer Thinner Naphtha Paint Thinner Nail Polish Remover They can all be hazardous-some morethan others-and thev can all damage your vehicle, too. I Service & Appearance Care
Cleaning the Insideof Your Oldsmobile Use solvent-type cleanersin a well- Use a vacuum cleaneroften to get rid of ventilated area only. If you use them, dust and loose dirt. Wipe vinylwith a don’t saturate thestained area. clean, damp cloth. If a ring forms afterspot cleaning, Your Oldsmobile dealerhas two GM clean the entire area immediately or it cleaners-a solvent-type spot lifter and will set. a foam-type powdered cleaner. They will clean normalspots and stains very I well. Using Foam-Type Cleaneron Here are some cleaning tips: Fabric Vacuum and brush the area to remove Always read the instructions on the any loose dirt. cleaner label. I Always clean a whole trim panel or Clean up stains as soon as you can- section. Mask surrounding trim along before they set. stitch or welt lines. Use a clean cloth or sponge, and Mix Multi-Purpose Powdered Cleaner change to a clean area often. Asoft following the directions on the brush may be used if stains are container label. stubborn. Use suds only and apply with a clean sponge. 260
,*,.l*I%>,,,.. ~' ,I e:?,5 Cleaning theTop of the Care of Safety Belts Instrument Panel .Keep belts clean-and dry. Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or Do not bleach or dye safety waxes may cause annoying reflections belts. If you do, it may in thewindshield and even makeit severely weakenthem. In a crash difficult to see through the windshield they might not be ableto provide under certain conditions. adequate protection. Clean safety belts onlywith mild soap and lukewarm water. Glass Inside Center High-Mounted Glass should be cleaned often.GM stOp/ight (2-DOOR MODELS) 4. Pull the bulb out to replace. Push in a Glass Cleaner (GM Part No. 1050427) For the type of bulb, see the Index new bulb. or a liquid household glass cleanerwill under Replacement Bulbs. 5. Clip the bulb carrier backinto place. remove normal tobacco smokeand dust films. If you would like to clean the inside 6. To remove the stoplight lensto clean surface of the rear window or needto the window, removethe two nuts on Don’t use abrasive cleaners on glass, replace a bulb, you can remove the either side of the housing. because they maycause scratches. stoplight housingby following these 7. Replace the cover. Avoid placing decals-on the inside rear steps: window, since they may haveto be scraped off later. 1. Remove the two Phillips-head screws from the cover. If abrasive cleanersare used on the inside of the rear window, an electric 2. Remove the cover. defogger element may be damaged.Any 3. Unclip the bulb carrier. temporary license shouldnot be attached across the defogger grid.
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Inside Center High-Mounted Cleaning the Outside of the SfOP/@hf (4-DOOR MODELS) 5. Press the bulb socket back into the Windshield and Wiper Blades For the type of bulb, see the Index housing. If the windshield is not clear after using under Replacement Bulbs. 6. Remove the lens to clean the window the windshield washer, or if the wiper by pressing in on the ends of the lens. blade chatters when running, wax or If you would liketo clean the inside other material may be on the blade or surface of the rear window or need to 7. Replace the cover. windshield. replace a bulb, you can remove the stoplight housingby following these Clean the outside of the windshield steps: with GM Windshield Cleaner, Bon-Ami Powder@(GM Part No. 1050011). The 1. Remove the two Phillips-head screws windshield is clean if beads do notform from the cover. when you rinse it with water. 2. Pull downthe cover. Clean the blade by wiping vigorously 3. Unclip the bulb socket fromthe with a cloth soaked infull strength housing. windshield washer solvent. Then rinse 4. Pull the bulb out toreplace. Push in a the blade with water. new bulb. Wiper blades should be checkedon a regular basisand replaced when worn. 264 Cleaning the Outside of Your Finish Care Aluminum Wheels(IF so EQUIPPED) Oldsmobile Occasional waxing or mild polishing of Your aluminum wheels havea The paint finish on your vehicle your Oldsmobile may be necessaryto protective coating similar to the painted provides beauty, depth of color, gloss remove residue from the paint finish. surface of your Oldsmobile.Don’t use retention and durability. You can get GM approved cleaning strong soaps, chemicals, chrome polish, products from yourdealer. (See the or other abrasive cleaners on them Washing Your Vehicle Index under Appearance Care.) because you could damagethis coating. The best way to preserve your vehicle’s Your Oldsmobilehas a “basecoat/ After rinsing thoroughly, a wax may be finish is to keep it clean by washing it clearcoat” paint finish. The clearcoat applied. often with lukewarm or cold water. gives more depth and gloss to the Don’t wash your vehiclein thedirect colored basecoat. rays of the sun.Don’t use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Use liquid hand, dish or car washing (non-detergent) soaps. Don’t use cleaning agents that contain acid or abrasives. All cleaning agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface, or they could stain. Dry the finish with a soft, clean chamoisor a 100% cotton towel to avoid surface scratches and water spotting. High pressure vehicle washes may cause water to enter your vehicle. 265
_._ White Sidewall Tires Weathersfrips Sheet Mefal Damage Your Oldsmobile dealerhas a GM These are places where glass or metal If your vehicleis damaged and requires White Sidewall Tire Cleaner. You can meets rubber. Silicone greasethere will sheet metal repair orreplacement, make make them last longer, sealbetter, and sure the body repair shop applies anti- not squeak. Apply silicone greasewith a corrosion material to the parts repaired clean cloth at least everv sixmonths. or replacedto restore corrosion protection. I
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Fiberglass Springs Chemical Paint Spotting Vehicle Identification Number Some weatherand atmospheric 0 conditions can create a chemical fallout.This isthe legal identifier for your Airborne pollutants can fallupon and Oldsmobile. It appears on a platein the attack painted surfaceson your vehicle. front corner of the instrument panel, on This damage cantake two forms: the driver’s side. You can see if ityou blotchy, ringlet-shaped discolorations, look throughthe windshield from and small irregular darkspots etched outside your vehicle. TheVIN also into the paint surface. appears on theVehicle Certificationand Although no defect in the paint job Service Parts labels and the certificates causes this, Oldsmobile willrepair, at of title and registration. no chargeto the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged bythis fallout condition within 12 months or 12,000 miles (20 000 km) of purchase, whichever comes first.
268 Engine Identification Service Parts ldentification Label Add-on Electrical Equipment The eighth character in your VINis the You'll find this label on your spare tire engine code for your GM engine. This cover. It's very helpfulif you ever need code will help you identifyyour engine, to order parts. On this label is: specifications, and replacement parts in Your VIN. this section. Its model designation. Paint information. A list of all production options and special equipment. Be sure thatthis label is not removed from the vehicle.
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Fuses & Circuit Breakers The wiring circuitsin your vehicleare Spare fusesand a fuse pullerare located Look at thesilver-colored band inside protected from short circuitsby a in the glove box lid.To remove the the fuse. If the band is broken or combination of fuses, circuit breakers, cover, pressin on both ends of the melted, replace the fuse. Be sure you and fusible thermal linksin the wiring cover and pull itoff. replace a bad fuse with a newone of the itself. This greatly reducesthe chance of Place the wide end of the fuse puller identical sizeand rating. fires caused by electrical problems. over the plastic end of the fuse. Squeeze Some fusesare located in a fuse block the ends over the fuse and pull itout. in theglove box as shown above. To To identify and check fuses, referto the locate the fuse block, liftout thestorage charts on the following pages. bin insidethe glove box. See the diagram later in this section. Another set of fuses is locatedin the component center, under the instrument panel. Additional fuses are located in the underhood electrical centerson the right and left sidesof the engine compartment. 270 Glove Box Fuse Block Fuse Rating Circuitry (AMP.) 1 10 Radio & Clock 2 15 Radio & Clock; PassiveRestraint Lockout, Passive Restraint Timer; DID, Cluster 3 10 Door Lock; Courtesy, Glove Box, Underhood, Trunk, Header Lights; Lighted Inside Rearview Mirror, Outside Power Mirrors 4 25 Windshield Wiper& Washer 5 10 Temp Door Motor; DRL Module (Canada); Instrument Cluster, HUD Dimmer, HUD Module 6 15 Brake Lights; ABSControl Module; Chime Module 7 15 ECM 8 20 Taillights; HVAC; Chime Module; DRL Module(Canada) 9 15 Hazard Warning Flasher 10 10 Rear Defogger Timer Relay;Instrument Cluster; Chime Module; Cruise Control; DRL Module (Canada); Lamp Driver Module;ABS Lamp Driver 11 - 5 Instrument Panel, Console, Switch Lights 12 15 Cigarette Lighter 13 10 13 Turn Signals/Flasher; Computer Center 14 Not Used 15 10 ABS Control Module 16 Not Used 17 Not Used 18 20 Blower Motor, SOL Box 2 71 Service & Appearance Care
Component Center Fuse Rating Circuitry (AMP.) 1 RelayDefoggerTimer 2 Air Conditioner BlowerRelay (HI) 3 ConditionerAir BlowerRelay (LO) 4 30 DefoggerRearCircuitBreaker 5 30 AccessoriesPower CircuitBreaker 6 30 PowerWindows Sunroofand Circuit Breaker 7 20 BreakerHeadlightCircuit 8 Not Used 9 Chime Module 10 Hazard Flasher
272 Relay Rating Circuitry (AMP.) 12 Fuel Pump Passenger Side.Underhood Electrical Center 13 AIR Pump (3.4L) Fuse Rating Circuitry 14 Secondary Cooling Fan (AMP.) 15 Primary Cooling Fan 1 Not Used 16 A/C Clutch Coil 2 15 Trugk Release (Auto) Fusible Elements 3 20 ECM; Fuel Pump 4 Not Used 17 60 Starter Solenoid 5 Not Used 18 30 Cooling Fan (3.1L) 6 Not Used 60 Cooling Fan (3.4L) 7 10 Direct Ignition System 19 60 Blower Motor 20 60 Cooling 8 10 Fuel Injectors Fan 9 Not Used 21 30 Fuse Block 10 15 NCCoil, Secondary Cooling Fan, Generator, Digital EGR, Purge Canister 11 10 TCC, Primary Cooling Fan (3.1L) 273 Yemice & Appearance Lure
Driver Side Underhood Electrical Center
1 Not Used 2 Not Used 3 ABS Controller 4 Exterior Lights 5 HCim 6 ABS Control Module 7 Not Used 8 Not Used 9 Not Used 10 15 Fog Lights 11 Not Used 12 Not Used 13 Not Used 14 Not Used Relay 15 16 17
E Headlight Wiring Windshield Wipers Power Windows and Other Power The headlight wiringis protected by a The windshield wipermotor is protected Options circuit breaker in thecomponent center. by a circuit breaker and a fuse.If the Circuit breakers in the fuse-panel An electrical overload willcause the motor overheats due to heavy snow, protect the power windowsand other lights to go on and off, or in some cases etc., the wiper 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, haveit fixed. opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed.
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Capacities & Specifications Engine Crankcase 3.1L V6 ...... r-.~r.ir.iii+ir.riC.~.r..l ....f...-.T...Ti' ...... 4 quarts 3.8 L Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 ...... 5 quarts 4.8 L When changing filter, up to 1 quart (1 L) 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 drainingheplacing converter, morefluid may be needed. Pan Removal and Replacement ...... 6 quarts 5.8 L After Complete Overhaul...... 8 quarts 7.5 L (or more, as needed for converter and auxiliary coolers) Cooling System 3.1L V6 With 3-Speed Automatic Transaxle...... 12.7 quarts 12.0 L With 4-Speed Automatic Transaxle...... 12.5 quarts 11.8 L Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 With 4-Speed- Automatic Transaxle...... 12.7 quarts 12.0 L Refrigerant, Air Conditioning ...... See refrigerant charge labelunder hood. Not all air conditioning refrigerants arethe same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant,be sure the proper refrigerant is used.If you’re not sure, ask your Oldsmobile dealer. Fuel Tank...... 16.5 gallons 62.0 L Power Steering Pump Only ...... 2 pints .925 L Wheel Nut Torque ...... 100 lb. ft. (140 Nem) Battery Size 3.1L V6 ...... 525 CCA Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 ...... 690 CCA Service & Appearance Care
Fluids & Lubricants ITEM APPLICATION GM PART NUMBER SIZE Antifreeze Coolant...... Year-round antifreeze for ...... 1052753 1 gal. (3.8 L) (Ethylene Glycol Base) coolant mixtures Chassis Lubricant ...... General chassislube, etc...... 1052497 14 oz. (397 g) (Grease Gun Insert) Delco Supreme 11@Brake Fluid...... Brake System...... 1052535 16 oz. (0.5 L) DEXRONB-IIE Automatic ...... Automatic Transaxle...... 12345881 32 oz. (1.O L) Transmission Fluid 12345880 1 gal. (3.8 L) Engine Oil ...... Engine lubrication ...... See the Index under Engine Oil. GM Engine Oil Supplement...... See your dealerfor advice ...... 1052367 16 oz. (0.5 L) (E.O.S.)
- ITEM APPLICATION GM PART NUMBER SIZE Engine Oil ...... Hood, trunk and door hinges
Windshield Washer Solvent ...... Windshield washer fluid
Power Steering Fluid ...... Power Steering System ...... 1050017 32 oz. (1.0 L) 1052884 16 oz. (0.5 L)
Silicone Grease ...... Weatherstrips...... 1245579 1 oz. (28 g)
Spray-A-Squea1c Silicone Lubricant ...... General purpose silicone lubricant, ...... 1052276 (aerosol) 4.5 OZ. (127 g) weatherstrips 1052277 12 oz. (0.35 L)
279 Replacemenf Bulbs QUTNDE .LIGHTS BULB 3057 2358NA 194
2355 891 891
H4351 (L) H4352 (U)
9006 9005 881
24 24NA 194 3057 920 INSIDE LIGHTS BULB Ashtray ...... 194 Center Instrument Cluster Analog Cluster...... 168. 194 Electronic Cluster...... 74 Courtesy Lights Door ...... 12864 Rear ...... 212-2 Reading Lights Front ...... 561 Inside Rearview Mirror...... 192 Rear ...... 212-2 Glove Box Light...... 194 Heater & A/C Control ...... 37 High BeamIndicator ...... 74 Indicator Lights ...... PC161 Turn Signal Indicators ...... PC161 Visor Vanity Light...... 124 Service & Appearance Care
Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6
282 Normal Maintenance ReplacementParts
Air Cleaner Element All Engines ...... AC Type A-1129C Engine Oil Filter All Engines ...... AC TypePF-5 1 PCV Valve 3.1L V6 ...... AC Type CV-892C Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 ...... AC Type CV-881C Spark Plugs 3.1L V6 ...... AC Type oR44LTSM Gap: 0.045 inch (1.14mm) Twin Dual Cam (DOHC) 3.4L V6 ...... AC Type eR42LTSM Gap: 0.045 inch (1.14mm) Batteries Remote Lock Control Transmitter ...... 2016 (2)
Part 7 Maintenance Schedule Section Introduction A WordAbout Maintenance ...... 288 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...... 288 How This Part is Organized...... 289 This part covers the maintenance required for your Oldsmobile. Your A . Scheduled Maintenance Services vehicle needs these servicesto retain Using Your Maintenance Schedules...... 290 its safety. dependability and emission Selecting the Right Schedule...... 290 control performance . Schedule I ...... 292 Schedule I1 ...... 294 Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance Services ...... 296 B . Owner Checks & Services At Each Fuel Fill...... 299 At Least Once a Month ...... 299 At Least Once a Year ...... 300 Have you purchased theGM Protection Plan? C. Periodic Maintenance Inspections...... 302 The Plan supplements your new D . Recommended Fluids & Lubricants ...... 303 vehicle warranties. See your E. Maintenance Record...... 306 Oldsmobile dealerfor details . 287 Maintenance Schedule Introduction
A Word Abouf Maintenance We at General Motors want to help you keep your vehiclein good workingcondition. But we don’t know exactly how you’ll driveit. You may drive veryshort distances only a few times a week. Or you may drive longdistances all the time in very hot, dusty weather. You may use your vehiclein making deliveries.Or you may driveit towork, to do errands or in many other ways. Because of all the different ways peopleuse their GM vehicles, maintenance needs vary. You may even needmore frequent checks and replacements than you will findin the schedules in this part. So please read this part and note how you drive. If you haveany questions on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, see your Oldsrnobile dealer,the place many GM ownerschoose to have their maintenance work done. Your dealercan be reliedupon to use proper parts and practices.
288 How This Part is Organized The remainder of this part is divided into five sections: Section B: Owner Checks & Services tellsyou what should Section A: Scheduled Maintenance Services shows what to be checked wheneveryou stop for fuel.It also explains what have done and how often. Some of these services can be you can easily do to help keep your vehiclein good complex, so unless you are technically qualifiedand have condition. the necessary equipment, you should let your dealer’s Section C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections explains service department or another qualified servicecenter do important inspections that your Oldsmobile dealer’s service these jobs. department or another qualified service center should perform. Section D: Recommended Fluids & Lubricants lists some products GM recommends to help keep your vehicle Performing maintenance work on a vehicle can be properly maintained. These products, or their equivalents, A dangerous. In trying to do some jobs, you can be should be usedwhether you do the work yourself or have it seriously injured. Do your own maintenance work only done. if you have the required know-how and the proper tools and equipment for the job. If you have any doubt, have Section E: Maintenance Record provides a placefor you to a qualifiedtechnician do the work. record the maintenance performed on your vehicle. I Whenever any maintenance is performed, be sure to write it down in this section. This will help you determine when If you are skilled enough to do some work on your vehicle, your next maintenance should be done. In addition, it is a you will probablywant to get the service information GM good idea to keep yourmaintenance receipts. They may be publishes. You will find a listof publications and how to get needed to qual@ your vehicle forwarranty repairs. them in this manual. See the Index under Service Publications. 289 Maintenance Schedule Section A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
, Using Your Maintenance Schedules Selecting the Right Schedule This section tells you the maintenance services you should First you’ll needto decide which of the two schedules is have done and when you should schedule them. Your right for your vehicle. Here’s howto decide whichschedule Oldsmobile dealer lmows your vehicle bestand wants you to to follow: be happywith it. If you go to your dealer for your service needs, you’ll know that GM-trained and supported service people will performthe work usinggenuine GM parts. These schedules are for vehicles that: carry passengers and cargo within recommended limits. You will findthese limits on your vehicle’s Tire-Loading Information label. See the Index under Loading Your Vehicle. are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal driving limits. use the recommended unleaded fuel. See the Index under Fuel.
290 Schedule I Schedule I1 Is any of these true for your vehicle? Follow Schedule I1 only if none of the above conditions is Most trips are less than 4 miles (6 km). true. Most trips are less than 10 miles (16 km) when outside temperatures are below freezing. The engine is at low speed mostof the time (as indoor-to- door delivery, or in stop-and-go traffic). You operate your vehiclein dusty areas. You tow a trailer. (With some models,you shouldn’t ever tow a trailer. See the Index under Towing a Trailer.) If any one (or more) of these is truefor your driving, follow Schedule I.
291 Maintenance Schedule Section A: Scheduled Maintenance Services(cant.) Schedule I TO BE SERVICED WHEN TO PERFORM Follow Schedule I if your vehicle is See Explanationof Scheduled Maintenance Miles (kilometers) or Months MAINLY driven under one or more of Services following Schedules I and II. (whichever occursjirst). the following conditions: When mosttrips are less than 4 miles I 2 Lubrication1 Chassis otherI Every oil change. I (6 km)- When most trips are less than 10 miles (16 ltm) and outside temperatures remain below freezing. Tire andWheel Rotation and Inspection At 6,000 Miles (10 000 h)and every l5,OOO Miles When mosttrips include extended (25 necessary.000 km)as or I idling and/or frequent low-speed operation, as in stop-and-go traffic.
When towing a trailer.** Camshaft TiigBelt Inspection At 60,OOO Miles (100 000 km) and then every When operating in dusty areas. (3.4LEngine, VIN Code X)* I l5,OOO Miles (25 000 km). I Schedule I should also be followedif the vehicle is usedfor delivery service, 1 8 I TransaxleService see ,!%ph&m of Scheduled Maintenance Services police, taxi or other commercial following Schedules I and II. applications.
+k An Emission Control Service. 12 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has I 10 I Spark Plug WxeInspection** I Every 30,000 Miles (50 OOO h). I determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the ExhaustGas Recirculation (EGR) System I Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km). completion of vehicle useful life. General Inspection (3.4L Code X engine only)** Motors, however, urges that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals andthe maintenance be 14 Fuel Cap & Lines Inspection**Every Miles (50 OOO km). recorded in Section E: Maintenance Record. Tank, 30,000 I 292 The services shown in this scheduleup to 48,000 miles (80000 km) are to be performed after 48,000 miles at the same intervals. MILES (000) 3 16 19 I12 I15 I18 121 124127 130 133 136139 142 145148
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TO BE SERWCED WHEN TO PERFO'RM ITEM Miles (kiomtm) or Mmth Nom See J&plm.#ion of Scheduled Maintenance Sewices hllowing !khedules I and II. (whichaver occurs first).
At 7,500 Mks (E500 kin) and then every l5,oOa Miles (25 Oao km) or as necessary. I
Camshaft Timing Belt Insptim ~t 6U,OOO Miles (lo0 OOO h)and rherrewy (3.4L Engine, VIN Code X)* ls,~Miles (25 OOO km).
* An Emission Control Service. I 8 I TransaxleService
10 I SDarkPlnpl Wm Inspection*a I Every 30,000 Miles (50 OOO km). I
I 14 I Fuel Ti&, Cap and Lines Jnsption*a I Every 30,000 Miles (SO OOO lan). I The services shown in this schedule up 45,000to miles (75 000 km) are to be performed after 45,000 miles at the same intervals. MILES (000) 7.5 15 22.5 30 45 37.5 KILOMETERS (000)
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Explanation of Scheduled MaintenanceServices The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Section Below are explanations of the services listedin Schedule I D. Make sure whoever services your vehicleuses these. All and Schedule 11. parts should be replacedand all necessary repairs done before you oranyone else drivesthe vehicle.
ITEM ITEM NO. SERVICE NO. SERVICE 1 Engine Oil and Filter Change”-Always use SG 3 Throttle Body Mounting Bolt Torque (3.1L Energy ConservingI1 oils for proper viscosity. The Code T or M engines only)*-Check the torque of “SG” designation may be shownalone or in the mounting bolts and/or nuts. combination with others, such as “SG/CC,” 4 Tireand Wheel Rotation and Inspection-For “SG/CD” or “SF, SG,CC,” etc. To determine the preferred viscosity for your vehicle’s engine (e.g., proper wearand maximum tire life, rotate your SAE 5W-30 or SAE 1OW-30) see the Index under tires following the instructions in this manual. See Engine Oil. the Index under Tires, Inspection G Rotation. Check the tires for uneven wear or damage. If you 2 Chassis Lubrication-Lubricate the transaxle shift see irregular orpremature wear, check the wheel linkage, parkingbrake cable guides, underbody alignment. Check for damaged wheelsalso. contact points and linkage. Lubricate the front and rear suspension and steering linkage.
NOTE: To determine your engine’s displacement and code, see Index the under Engine Identification * An Emission Control Service. 0 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determinedthat the failure to performthis maintenance item will notnullify the emission warrantyQY limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle useful life. General Motors, however, urges that all recommended maintenance servicesbe performed at the indicated intervals andthe maintenance be recorded in Section E: Maintenance Record. 296 ITEM ITEM NO. SERVICE NO. SERVICE 5 Engine Accessory Drive Belt(s) Inspection 8 Transaxle Service-Change both the fluid and (California 3.1L Code T engine”)-Inspect the filter every15,000 miles (25 000 ltm) if the vehicle belt for cracks, fraying, wear and proper tension. is mainly drivenunder one or more of these Replace as needed. conditions: 6 Camshaft Timing Belt Inspection (3.4L Code X In heavy city trafficwhere the outside engine only)*-Inspect for cracks, wear or oiliness. temperature regularly reaches 90°F (32°C) or Check tensioner for proper operation. See the higher. service manual. (To purchase a service manual, In hilly or mountainous terrain. see the Index under Publications.) Replace parts as needed. When doingfrequent trailer towing. (With some models, you shouldn’t ever tow a trailer. See the 7 Cooling System Service*-Drain, flush, and refill Index under Towing a Trailer.) the system with new or approved recycled coolant conforming to GM Specification 1825M. Keep Uses such as found in taxi, police car, or delivery coolant at the proper mixture as specified. See the service. Index under Coolant. This provides proper freeze If you do not use your vehicle under any of these protection, corrosion inhibitor level, and engine conditions, change both the fluid and filter every operating temperature. 100,000 miles (160 000 lun) . Inspect hoses and replace if they are cracked, 9 Spark PlugReplacement*-Replace spark plugs swollen ordeteriorated. Tighten screw-type hose with the proper type. Seethe Index under clamps. Cleanthe outside of the radiator and air Replacement Parts. conditioning condenser. Wash the pressure cap 10 SparkPlug Wire Inspection**-Inspectfor and neck. burns, cracks or other damage. Checkthe boot fit To help ensure proper operation, we recommend a at thecoils and at thespark plugs. Replace wires pressure test of both the cooling systemand the as needed. pressure cap.
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ITEM ITEM NO. SERVICE NO. SERVICE 11 Positive Crankcase Ventilation 13 Air Cleaner Filter Replacement*-Replace every Inspection*-Inspect system for properfunction. 30,000 miles (50 000 km) or more oftenunder Replace any worn, plugged or collapsed hoses or dusty conditions. Askyour dealer forthe proper seals. Replace valve onlyif necessary. replacement intervals for your drivingconditions, 12 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System 14 Fuel Tank, Cap andLines Inspection94nspect . Inspection (3.4L Code X engine only) *A- fuel tank, cap and lines (includingfuel rails and Conduct the EGR system service as described in injection assembly) for damage or leaks. Inspect the service manual. To purchase a service manual, fuel cap gasket foran even filler neck imprintor see the Index under Service Publications. any damage. Replaceparts as needed. Periodic replacement of the fuel filter is not required.
Note: To determine your engine'sdisplacement and code, see the Index under Engine Identification. * An Emission Control Service. Q The US.Environmental Protection Agency has determinedthat the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullib the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle useful life. General Motors, however, urgesthat all recommended maintenance servicesbe performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded in Section E: Maintenance Record. Section B: Owner Checks & Services
Listed below are owner checks and services which should be Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. made at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your vehicle, dependability and emission control performance of your make sure they are the proper ones, as shown in Section D. vehicle.
At Each Fuel Fill(/t is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill.)
CHECK WHAT TO DO OR SERVICE I Engine Oil Level Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary. See the Index under Engine Oil for further details.
~~ ~ ~~ Engine Coolant Level Check the engine coolant level in the coolant recovery tank and addthe proper coolant mix if necessary. See the Index under Coolant for further details. Check the windshield washer fluid level in the windshield washer tank and add fluid if necessary. Windshieldr Washer
Fluid Level See the Index under Windshield Washer Fluidfor further details. L
At Least Once a Month
CHECK WHAT TO DO OR SERVICE I I ~~ ~ Tire Inflation Check tire inflation. Make sure they are inflated to the pressures specified on the Tire-Loading Information label located on the rear edge of the driver’s door. See the Index under Tires for further details. 299 Maintenance Schedule Section 8: Owner Checks& Services (cant.)
At Least Once a Year
CHECK WHAT TO DO OR SERVICE ~ ~_~__ Key Lock Cylinders Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Section D. Body Lubrication Lubricate allbody door hinges.Also lubricate all hinges and latches, including those for the hood, rear compartment, glove box door, console door and any folding seat hardware. SectionD tells you what to use. CAUTION nI When you are doing this chock, the vehicle could move suddenly. If it does, you or others 1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the vehicle. 2. Firmly apply boththe parking brake (see the Index under Parking Brake if necessary) and the regular brake. NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready toturn off the engine immediatelyif it starts. 3. Try to start the engine in each gear.The starter should work onlyin P (Park) or N (Neutral). If the starter works inany other position, your vehicle needs service. 300 CHECK WHAT TO DO OR SERVICE Steering Column Lock While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the key to Lock in each shift lever position. The key should turn to Lock only when the shift lever is in P (Park). The key should come out only in Lock. Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle P (Park) Mechanism When you are doing this check, your vehicle could begin to move.You or others could be Check injured and property could be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready to applythe regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move.
Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your fool un the regula1 brake, set the parking brake. 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 held by the parking brake only. To check the P (Park) mechanism’s holding ability: Shift to P (Park). Then release all brakes. Underbody Flushing At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to clean thoroughly any areas where mud and other debris can collect. 1 301 Maintenunce Schedule Section C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
Listed below are inspections and services which should be performedat least twice a year (for instance, each spring and fall). You should let your GM dealer’sservice department or other qualified service centerdo these jobs. Make sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.
INSPECTION WHAT SHOULD BE DONE OR SERVICE Steering, Suspension Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged,loose or missing parts, and Front-Wheel-Drive signs of wear, or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering lines and hoses forproper Axle Boot and Seal hookup, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Clean and then inspectthe drive axle boot seals for Inspection damage, tears or leakage. Replace seals if necessary. Exhaust System Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspectthe body near the exhaust system. Look for broken, Inspection damaged, missing or out-of-position parts as wellas open seams, holes, loose connections, or other conditions which could cause a heat build-upthe in floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle. Seethe Index under Engine Ekhaust. Throttle Linkage Inspect the throttle linkagefor interference or binding, and for damagedor missing parts. Inspection Replace parts as needed. Brake System Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and hosesfor proper hookup, binding, leaks, Inspection cracks, chafing, etc. Inspectdisc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. Inspect other brake parts, including calipers, parking brake, etc. Check parkingbrake adjustment. You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your driving habitsor conditions result in frequent braking. NOTE: A low brake fluid level can indicate worn disc brake pads whichmay need to be serviced. Also, if the brake system warning light stays onor comes on, something may be wrong with the brake system. Seethe Index under Brake System Warning Light. If your vehicle is equipped with anti-lock brakes and the anti-lock brake system warning lightstays on, comes on or flashes, something may be wrong with the anti-lock brake system. See theIndex under Anti- Lock Brake System WarningLight. 302 Section D: RecommendeldFluids & Lub'ricanfs
NOTE: Fluids-and lubricants identified belowby name, part number or specification may be obtained from your GM-dealer.
USAGE FWI.D/L!JBRIlCANT Engine Oil
~ Hydraulic Brake System
~~ parktng Brake Guides Chassis lubriiant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent). GM Hydraulic Power Steering Fluid (GMSart No. 1052884) or equivalent.
~ Automatic Transaxle DE~oN@-IIEAutmatic Transmission iluid (GM Part No.- 12345881) or iquivdent.
303 I Maintenance Schedule Section D: Recommended Fluids & Lubricants (Cont.1
USAGE I FLUID/LUBRICANT Key Lock Cylinders Lubricate with Multi-Purpose Lubricant (GM Part No. 12345120), synthetic SAE 5W-30 engine I oil or silicone lubricant (GM Part No. 1052276 or 1052277). AutomaticTransaxle Engine oil. Shift Linkage Chassis Lubrication Chassis lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent). WindshieldWasher GM Optikleen@ Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515) or equivalent. Solvent -_
304 , ,.. USAGE FWID/WBRICANT Hood Latch Assembly a. Pivots and Spring a. Engine oil. Anchor b. Release Pawl b. Chassis lubricant meeting requirementsof NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent). Hood andDoor Hinges Engine oil or Lubriplate Lubricant (GM Part No. 1050109). Fuel Door Hinge Weatherstrips Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM PartNo. 12345579 or equivalent). ee the Index under Replacement Parts for recommended replacement filters, valves and spark plugs.
305 Maintenance Schedule Section E: Maintenance Record
After the scheduled servicesare performed, record the date, or ScheduleI1 maintenance charts which correspond to the odometer reading and who performed the service in the maintenance performed. Also,you should retain all columns indicated. When completingthe Maintenance maintenance receipts. Your owner information portfoliois a Performed column, insert the numbers from the Schedule I convenient placeto store them.
ODOMETER DATE SERVICED BY MAINTENANCEPERFORMED READING
306 ODOMETER DATE READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED
307 ODOMETER SERVICED BY MAINTENANCEPERFORMED DATE READING
308 Part 8 Customer Assistance Information
Here youwill find out how to contact Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...... 310 Oldsmobile if you need assistance. Customer Assistance for the Hearing or Speech Impaired...... 311 This part also tells you how to obtain BBB MediatiodArbitration Program ...... 312 service publications and howto report Reporting Safety Defects...... 314 any safety defects. Oldsmobile RoadsideAssistance Program ...... 315 Service Publications ...... 316
309 Customer Assistance Information
STEP ONE:Discuss your problem For prompt assistance, please havethe with a memberof dealership following information availableto give management. Complaintscan often be the Customer Assistance Representative: quickly resolvedat that level. If the Your name, address, telephone matter has already been reviewedwith number the Sales, Service orParts Manager, Customer Satisfaction Procedure contact the owner of the dealership or Vehicle Identification Number (This Your satisfactionand goodwill are the General Manager. is available fromthe vehicle important to your dealerand registration or title, or the plate STEP TWO: If after contacting a Oldsmobile. Normally, any problems attached to theleft top of the with the sales transaction or the member of Dealership Management,it instrument panel and visible through operation of your vehicle will be appears your problem cannot be the windshield.) resolved by the dealership without resolved by your dealer’s Salesor Dealership name and location Service Departments. Sometimes, further help, contact the Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Networkby Vehicle delivery date and present however, despite the best intentions of calling 1-800-442-6537.In Canada, mileage all concerned, misunderstandings can contact GM of Canada Customer occur. If your concern has notbeen Nature of problem Assistance Center in Oshawa by calling resolved to your satisfaction, the 1-800-263-3777 (English) or following steps should be taken: 1-800-263-7854 (French). In Mexico, call 254-17-86.In Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands, call 1-809-763-1315. In all other overseas locations, contact GM International Export Salesin Canada by calling 1-416-644-4112. 31 0 When contacting Oldsmobile, please remember that yourproblemwill likely be resolved in the dealership, using the dealership's facilities, equipmentand personnel. That is why we suggest you follow Step One first if you have a problem.
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GM Participation In Better Busin'essBureau We prefer that you not resort to BBB In order to file a claim, you will haveto Me~iafjon/Ar&ifrafionProgram" AUTO LINE until after a final decision provide your nameand address, the Our experience has shown that the is made underthe Customer vehicle identification number (VIN)of Customer Satisfaction Procedure Satisfaction Procedure. However,you your vehicle, and a statement of the described earlier in this part has been may file a claim at any time by nature of your complaint.BBB staff very successful in achieving customer contacting your local Better Business may try to help resolve your dispute satisfaction. However,if you have not Bureau (BBB) at thefollowing toll-free through mediation.If mediation isnot been substantially satisfied, Oldsmobile number: 1-800-955-5100.For further successful, or if youdo not wish to wants you to be aware of GM's information about filinga claim, you participate in mediation, eligible voluntary participationin a no-charge may also write to: customers may present their case to an mediatiordarbitration program called BBB AUTO LINE impartial third-partyarbitrator at an BBB AUTO LINE. Thisprogram is Council of Better Business Bureaus informal hearing. Thearbitrator will administered by the Council of Better 4200 Wilson Boulevard render a decision in your case, which Business Bureaus through local Better Suite 800 you may accept or reject.If you accept a Business Bureaus. Arlington, VA 22203 valid agbitrator decision,GM wiII be bound by that decision. The entire The program can resolve individual dispute settlement process should disputes involving vehicle repairs and ordinarily take about 40 days fromthe the interpretation of your New Vehicle time you file your complaintto thetime Limited Warranty. 312 a decisionis rendered (or 47 days if you otherwise. Whatever your preference 4' This program may not be availablein did not first contact your dealer or may be, remember that if you are all states, dependingon state law. Oldsmobile). unhappy with the results of BBB AUTO Canadian owners refer to your warranty LINE, you can still go to court because booklet. General Motors reserves the We encourage you to use this program right to change eligibility limitations before or instead of resorting to the an arbitrator's decision is bindingon GM and/or to discontinue its participation courts. We believe it offers advantages but noton you, unless you accept it. in this program. over courts in most jurisdictions Eligibility is limited by vehicle *W Some states may require that youfile a because it is fast, free of charge, and age/mileage and other factors. For claim withBBB AUTO LINE before informal (lawyersare not usually further information concerning- the resorting to state-operated procedures present, although you may retain one at program, callthe BBB at (including court). your expense if you choose). Arbitrators 1-800-955-5100. You may also cal1 the make decisions based on theprinciples Oldsmobile Customer Assistance of fairness and equity, and are not Center. required to duplicate the functions of courts by strictly applying state or federal law.If you wish to go to court, however, wedo not require that you first file a claimwith BBB AUTO LINE** unless state law provides 313 Customer Assistance Information
Reporting Safety Defectsto the United States Government If you believethat your vehiclehas a defect which couldcause a crash or could cause injury ordeath, you should immediately informthe National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration (NHTSA), in addition to notifymg General Motors. Reporting Safety Defectsto the Reporting Safety Defectsto If NHTSA receives similarcomplaints, Canadian Government General Motors it may open an investigation, and if it If you live in Canada, and you believe In addition to notlfylng NHTSA (or finds that a safety defectexists in a that your vehiclehas a safety defect, Transport Canada) in a situation like group of vehicles, it may order a recall you should immediately not& this, we certainly hope you’ll notifyus. and remedy campaign. However, Transport Canada, in addition to Please call us at 1-800-442-6537, or NHTSA cannot become involved in notlfylng General Motors of Canada write: individual problems between you, your Limited. You maywrite to: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance dealer, or General Motors. Transport Canada Network To contact NHTSA, you mayeither call Box 8880 P.O. Box 30095 the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at Ottawa, Ontario IClG 3J2 Lansing, Michigan 48909 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in the In Canada, please callus at Washington, D.C. area) or write to: 1-800-263-3777 (English)or NHTSA 1-800-263-7854 (French). Or, write: U.S. Department of Transportation General Motors of Canada Limited Washington, D.C. 20590 Customer Assistance Center You can also obtain other information 1908 Colonel Sam Drive about motor vehicle safety fromthe Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Hotline. 31 4 I
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Service Publications Information on how to obtain Product Oldsmobile regularlysends its dealers Most bulletins apply to conditions affecting a small numberof cars or Service Publications, Subscriptions and useful service bulletinsabout Indexes as described below is applicable Oldsmobile products. Oldsmobile trucks. Your Oldsmobile dealeror a monitors product performance in the qualified technician may haveto only in the fifty U.S.states (and the determine a specific bulletin applies District of Columbia) and only for cars field. We then prepare bulletins for if and light trucks with GVWR less than servicing our products better. Now, you to your vehicle. 10,000 pounds (4 536 kg). can get these bulletins too. You can subscribe to all Oldsmobile bulletins. This way you'll getthem as In Canada, information pertaining to Bulletins cover various subjects. Some Product Service Bulletinsand Indexes pertain to the proper use and care of they comeout. You can wait a while and get an index to thebulletins. You can be obtained by writing to: your vehicle. Some describe costly repairs. Others describe inexpensive can also get individual bulletins. General Motors of Canada Limited repairs which, if done on time with the However, you'll needthe index to Service PublicationsDepartment latest parts, may avoid future costly identify them. 1908 Colonel Sam Drive repairs. Some bulletins tell techniciana Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 how to repair a new orunexpected condition. Others describe a quicker way to fix your vehicle. Theycan help a technician service your vehiclebetter. I' 31 6 I
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Setting the Clock ...... 118 Steering Wheel Touch Controls ...... 132 Automatic Lap-Shoulder Belt (see Safety Belts) Automatic Transaxle Adding Fluid ...... 233, 276, 278 Checking Fluid...... 231 Shifting ...... 58 Starting the Engine...... 55
Brake System Warning Light Center Lap Belts (see Safety Belts) Fiberglass Springs ...... 268 Anti-Lock Brake System...... 99 Chains. Tire ...... 212. 258 Glass ...... 263 Standard Brakes ...... 98 Changing a Flat Tire...... 205 HUD (Head-Up Display) ...... 104 Brakes. Anti-Lock ...... 149 Checking Inside of Your Vehicle...... 260 Warning Light...... 99 Aim of the Headlights ...... 241 Leather and Vinyl ...... 262 Braking ...... 148 Automatic Transaxle Outside of Your Vehicle ...... 265 Braking in Emergencies ...... 153 Fluid ...... 231 Safety Belts ...... 262 Braking Technique ...... 148 Brake Fluid ...... 238 Special Problems...... 261 Break.Tn. New Vehicle Engine Coolant ...... 235 Underbody Maintenance ...... 267 Normal Driving ...... 54 Engine Oil ...... 226 Warnings ...... 259 When Towing a Trailer...... 177 Power Steering Fluid ...... 237 Weatherstrips ...... 266 Buckling Up (see Safety Belts) Safety Belt Systems...... 42 White Sidewall Tires ...... 266 Bulb Replacement Things Underthe Hood ...... 222 Windshield ...... 264 Center High-Mounted Child Restraints ...... 31 Clock, Setting the ...... 118 Stoplight ...... 263. 280 Children ...... 30 Clusters. Instrument Panel ...... 90 Fog Lights ...... 249 Cigarette Lighter ...... 84 Coin Holder ...... 83 Headlight ...... 243. 280 Circuit Breakers & Fuses ...... 270 Comfort Controls Taillight ...... 247. 280 City Driving ...... 165 Climate Control...... 110 Cleaner, Air...... 230, 283 Electronic ClimateControl ...... 113 Cleaning Steering Wheel Touch Controls .... 116 Capacities and Specifications ...... 276 Aluminum Wheels ...... 265 Ventilation ...... 111 Carbon Monoxide in Exhaust ...... 66 Antenna ...... 135 Compact Disc Player Cassette Tape Holder ...... 83 Cassette Player and Tapes ...... 134 (see Audio Systems) Cassette Tape Player Compact Discs ...... 135 Compact Spare Tire ...... 211 (see Audio Systems) Fabric...... 260 Compartments, Storage ...... 83, 84 326 Console. Rear Seat ...... 84 Controlling a Skid...... 158 Emergency Towing ...... 193 Control of a Vehicle ...... 147 Defensively ...... 144 Engine Block Heater ...... 57. 229 Convenience Net ...... 53 Drunken ...... 145 Engine Coolant...... 234 Convex Outside Mirror ...... 81 Freeway ...... 166 Checking & Adding ...... 235. 278 Coolant (see Engine Coolant) Hill and Mountain ...... 170 Proper Mixture to Use ...... 234 Cruise Control ...... 70 In a ForeignCountry ...... 220 Safety Warnings Cup Holder ...... 83 In Fog. Mist and Haze ...... 164 About ...... 200. 234. 236 Curves. Driving on ...... 154 In theRain ...... 161 Temperature Gage ...... 95 Customer Assistance Information ... 309 Long Distance ...... 168 Temperature Warning Light ...... 95 Loss of Control ...... 158 Engine Exhaust ...... 66 Daytime Running Lights ...... 77 On Curves ...... 154 Engine Identification ...... 269 Dead Battery: What to Do ...... 189 Passing ...... 156 Engine Oil ...... 226 Defects, Reporting Safety...... 314 Through Deep Standing Water ...... 57 Additives ...... 228 Defensive Driving ...... 144 Winter Driving ...... 173 Capacity...... 276 Defogger, Rear Window...... 112, 116 With a Trailer ...... 181 Checking & Adding ...... 226, 278 Defogging Your Windows...... 111, 115 Drunken Driving ...... 145 Disposing of Used Oil...... 229 Defrosting Windows...... 11 1 Energy Conserving...... 228 Disc Brake WearIndicators ...... 151 Filter ...... 229, 283 Door Locks ...... 47 Electric Outside Mirror Control ...... 82 Pressure Gage ...... 97 Downshifting ...... 170, 182 Electrical Equipment. Adding ...... 269 Temperature Warning Light ...... 96 Driver Information System ...... 89 Electronic Climate Control ...... 113 When to Change ...... 229 Driver Position ...... 22 Emergencies. Brakingin ...... 153 Engine Overheating ...... 197 Driving ...... 139 Emergencies on theRoad ...... 187 Engine Specifications ...... 282 At Night...... 159 Emergencies. Steering in ...... 155 Engine, Starting ...... 55 City ...... 165 Emergency Starting ...... 189 Ethanol in Gasoline ...... 219 327 Exhaust Fluid Dangerous Gas in ...... 66 Automatic Transaxle...... 23 1 Gages Parking with the Engine Running .. 67 Brake ...... 238. 278 Coolant Temperature ...... 95 Expectant Mothers, Useof Capacities ...... 276 Fuel ...... 94 Safety Belts...... 25 Power Steering ...... 237. 279 Voltmeter ...... 98 Expressway Driving ...... 166 Windshield Washer...... 237. 279 Gas Station Information ...... 336 Exteder, Safety Belt...... 41 Fluids & Lubricants ...... 278 Gasoline ...... 219 Exterior Appearance Fog, Drivingin ...... 164 Gasoline Tank, (see Appearance Care) Fog Lights ...... 79 Filling Your ...... 221, 277 Four-Way Power Articulation Gear Positions Control ...... 14 (see Shifting the Transaxle) Fabric Cleaning Freeway Driving ...... 166 Gearshift Lever (see Appearance Care) French Language Manual...... 2 (see Shifting the Transaxle) Fan Warnings ...... 190. 191. 198 Fuel ...... 219 Glove Box...... 54 Filling the Fuel Tank ...... 221. 277 Alcohol in Fuel ...... 219 Graphic Equalizer (seeAudio Systems) Filter Capacity ...... 219, 277 .. Air ...... 230. 283 Exhaust Warnings ...... 66 Halogen Bulbs ...... 240. 280 Fuel ...... 283 Filling Your Tank ...... 221, 277 Hazard-Warning Flashers ...... :188 Oil ...... 229. 283 Fuels with Alcohol ...... 219 Headlight & Taillight. Flash-to-Pass ...... 78 Gage ...... 94 Removing and Replacing...... 243. 280 Flashers. Hazard Warning ...... 188 In Foreign Countries ...... 220 Headlights ...... 76 Flat Tire ...... 204 Low Fuel Warning Light...... 95 Aim ofthe, Checking ...... 241 Flooded Engine ...... 56 Requirements ...... 2 19 Aiming ...... 242 Fuses & Circuit Breakers ...... 270 Flash-to-Pass ...... 78 High-Low Beam ...... 78 (6 On” Reminder ...... 77 Identification Keyless Entry System...... 49 Replacement ...... 243 Englne...... 269 Keys ...... 46 Replacement Bulbs...... 280 Label. ServiceParts ...... 269 Wiring ...... 275 Number. Vehicle (VIN Code) ...... 268 Lane Change Indicator...... 69 Head Restraint ...... 15 Idling Your Engine...... 65. 67 Lap-Shoulder Safety Belt...... 22 Head-Up Display (HUD) ...... 101 If You’re Stuck: In Front, Automatic ...... 22, 26 Heater ...... 111, 113 Sand. Mud. Ice or Snow ...... 212 Rear ...... 27 Heater, Engine Block ...... 57, 229 Ignition Use by Children ...... 39 High Beams ...... 78, 160 Key ...... 46 Latches, Seatback ...... 16 Highway Hypnosis ...... 169 Positions ...... 54 Lighter ...... 84 Hill and Mountain Roads ...... 170 Indicator Lights (see Warning Lights) Lights Hills. Parking on ...... 171 Infant Restraint (see Child Restraints) Fog Lights...... 79 Hood Release...... 222 Inflation. Tires ...... 253 Headlights ...... 76 Safety Warning...... 223 Inside Rearview Mirror ...... 80 Operation of ...... 77 Warning, Overheated Engine ...... 197 Instrument Panel ...... 89 Reading ...... 79 Horn ...... 67 Instrument Panel Clusters ...... 90 Removing & Replacing Hot Engine, SafetyWarnings ...... 197 Instrument Panel Intensity Control ... 79 Bulbs ...... 240 How the Anti-Lock Brake Instrument Panel Warning Lights ..... 91 Replacement Bulbs ...... 280 System Works ...... 150 Retractable Underhood ...... 226 HUD (Head-Up Display) ...... 101 Jack. Tire ...... 205 Taillights ...... 247 Hydroplaning ...... 163 Jump Starting ...... 189 Turn Signal ...... 70 Underhood, Retractable ...... 226 Warning Lights ...... 91
329 Mirrors Convex Outside ...... 81 side Manual Bay/Night ...... 80 al Adjust ...... 81 anual Remote Control ...... 81 Power Remote Control ...... 82 Visor Vanity...... 82 Mountain Driving ...... 170
N et. Convenience ...... 53 New Vehicle Break-In...... 54 Night Driving ...... 159
..... Power Antenna ...... ‘135 Remote Lock Control ...... 49 Safety Belts ...... 16 Power Door Locks ...... 48 Remote Positive Battery Terminal....192 Adults ...... 21 Power Mirrors ...... 82 Remote Trunk Release ...... 53 Automatic Lap-Shoulder Belt ...... 22 Power Seat Controls ...... 13 Replacement Bulbs ...... 280 Center Passenger Position ...... 26 Power Steering ...... 153 Replacement Fuses ...... 271 Children ...... 30 Power Steering Fluid ...... 237, 279 Replacement Parts ...... 283 Child Restraints ...... 31 Power Windows ...... 68 Replacing Safety Belts...... 42 Child Restraints, How to Install...... 33 Power WindowLockout Control Replacing Tires ...... 255 Child Restraints, Switch...... 69 Replacing Wheels...... 257 Where to Put ...... 32 Pregnancy, Use of Safety Belts Replacing Windshield Wipers...... 250 Cleaning ...... 262 During ...... 25 Reporting Safety Defects...... 314 Driver Position ...... 22 Problems on the Road ...... 187 Restraint, Head ...... 15 Extender ...... 41 Publications (see Service Publications) Restraints. Child ...... 31 How to Wear ...... 21 Pulse Windshield Wipers...... 75 Retractable Underhood Light ...... 226 Passenger Belts ...... 26 Road Signs ...... 140 Pregnancy. Use During ...... 25 Radiator Overheating Color ...... 140 Questions & Answers ... 20,24,40, 43 (see Overheated Engine) Shape ...... 141 Rear Safety Belts...... 27 Radiator Pressure Cap ...... 236 Symbols ...... 142 Replacement ...... 42 Radio (see Audio Systems) Traffic Lights ...... 142 Right Front, Adult Passenger...... 26 Rain. Drivingin the...... 161 Your Own Signals ...... 143 Smaller Childrenand Babies ...... 30 Reading Lights...... 79 Roads. Hill and Mountain ...... 170 Torn ...... 43 Rear Window Defogger ...... 112. 116 Roclung Your Vehicle...... 213 Twisted ...... 25 Rearview Mirror ...... 80 Stuck. If You Are ...... 212 Vehicles First Sold in Canada ...... 21 Reclining Seatbacks...... 14 Rotation, Tire ...... 254 Warning Light...... 21 Remote Control Mirrors ...... 82 Running Lights, Daytime...... 77 Why You Should Wear Safety Belts ...... 18 331 ...... -
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Safety Defects. Reporting...... 314 Signaling Turns ...... 69. 143 Climate Control...... 116 Scheduled Maintenance Services.... 290 Signs. Road ...... 140 Stereo Sound Systems Seat Belts (seeSafety Belts) Six-Way Power Seat...... 13 (see Audio Systems) Seat Controls ...... 12 Skidding ...... 158 Storage Adjustable Supports ...... 14 Snowstorm. If You’re Cassette Tape Holders...... 83 Head Restraint ...... 15 Caught in a ...... 175 Fold-Down Storage Compartment.. 83 Manual Front Seat ...... 12 Sound Equipment. Adding ...... 118 Rear Seat Console ...... 84 Manual Reclining Seatback ...... 14 Sound Systems (seeAudio Systems) Storing Your Vehicle...... 240 Power Seat, Six-Way ...... 13 Spare Tire. Compact...... 211 Stuck, If You Are ...... 212 Reclining Seatback...... 14 Spark Plugs...... 283 Sunroof ...... 86 Seatback Latches ...... 16 Specifications and Sun Visors ...... 82 Seat, Rear Split Fold-Down...... 16 Capacities ...... 276 Service Engine Soon Light...... 100 Speed Control (see Cruise Control) Service Information ...... 218 Speedometer ...... 92, 93 Tachometer ...... 94 Service Parts Identification Label ... 269 Stains, Removing ...... 261 Tape Player (seeAudio Systems) Service Publications...... 3 16 Starting the Engine ...... 55 Technical Facts & Specifications Service Publications Order Starting Your Vehicleif the Battew Bulbs ...... 280 Form ...... 319 is Dead (seeJump Starting) Electrical Equipment, Add-on ....-269 Service Station Information ...... 336 Steering Engine Specifications...... 282 Setting the Clock ...... 118 In Emergencies ...... 155 Fluid Capacities 87 Types ...... 278 Setting the Trip Odometer...... 92, 93 Off-Road Recovery ...... 156 Fuses & Circuit Breakers ...... 270 Shifting Into P (Park) Tips ...... 154 Replacement Parts ...... 283 Column Shift ...... 64 Steering Wheel,Tilt...... 68 Service Parts Identification Console Shift ...... 65 Steering Wheel Touch Controls Label ...... 269 Shifting the Automatic Transaxle ..... 58 Audio System...... 132 332 . . Vehicle Identification Number Towing a Trailer ...... 176 (VIN) ...... 268 Towing Your Oldsmobile ...... 193 Underhood Light. Retractable...... 226 Temperature Warning Light ...... 95 Traffic Lights ...... 142 Unleaded Gasoline ...... 219 Theft ...... 51 Trailer Towing ...... 176 Upholstery Care...... 260 Thermostat ...... 236 Driving with a Trailer ...... 181 Urban Driving ...... 165 Tilt Steering Wheel ...... 68 Maintenance...... 183 Time, Setting the ...... 118 Parking on Hills ...... 183 Tires ...... 252 Trailer Brakes ...... 180 Khicle Identification Number Buying New ...... 255 Turn Signals ...... 182 (VIN) ...... 268 Chains ...... 212, 258 Transaxle, Automatic Vehicle Loading...... 250 Flat, Changing ...... 205 (see Automatic Transaxle) Vehicle Storage...... 240 Inflation ...... 253 Transmission. Automatic Ventilation ...... 111. 117 Inspection & Rotation ...... 254 (see Automatic Trmsaxle) VIN ...... 268 Loading ...... 250, 254 Trip Odometer ...... 92. 93 Visor Vanity Mirrors...... 82 Pressure ...... 253 Trunk ...... 52 Voltmeter ...... 98 Quality Grading ...... 256 Trunk. Remote Release ...... 53 Spare, Compact ...... 211 Turn Signal Indicator ...... 69 Wear Indicators ...... 255 Turn SignaVHeadlight Beam Lever .. 69 Warning Flashers. Hazard ...... 188 Wheel Alignment& Tire Cruise Control ...... 70 Warning lights Balance ...... 257 Flash-to-Pass...... 78 Anti-Lock Brake System ...... 99 Wheel Replacement ...... 257 HigWLow Beam Changer ...... 78 Battery ...... 98 When to Replace Wheels...... 257 Pulse Windshield Wipers...... 75 Brake ...... 98 Winter Driving, Turn & Lane Change Indicator ...... 69 Coolant Temperature ...... 95 and Tires ...... 173, 174, 258 Turn Signal Indicator ...... 69 Fasten Belts ...... 21 Top Strap ...... 32 Windshield Washer...... 75 Low Coolant ...... 96 Torque Lock ...... 173 Windshield Wipers ...... 74 333 Index
Low Fuel ...... 95 Windows Oil ...... 96 Power ...... 68 Safety Belt...... 21 Standard ...... 68 Service Engine Soon ...... 100 Windshield Washer...... 75 Washer, Windshield...... 75 Fluid ...... 75, 237, 264, 279 Weight Windshield Wipers...... 74 Gross Axle Rating (GAWR)...... 250 Windshield Wiper Gross Vehicle Rating (GVWR) ..... 250 Blade Replacement ...... 250 Wheel Alignment& Tire 'Balance... .257 Winter Driving...... 173 Wheel Covers, Howto Remove ...... 207 If Your Vehicle isStuck in Wheel Nut Torque ...... 211, 277 Deep Snow ...... 176 Wheel Nuts ...... 207 If You're Caughtin a Wheel Replacement...... 257 Blizzard ...... 175 Wrecker Towing ...... 193
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Capacity 16.5 U.S..Gal. (62 L) Spare Tire Pressure Use unleaded gas only, Compact Spare:60 psi (420 kPa) 87 octane or higher. See Page 211 See Page 219 , .".. . .- ., :.. 6;. . ...:. ir