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IThe 1995 Cutlass Supreme! Owner’s Manual

... How to Use this Manual ...... :...... ~II This section tells you how to use your manual and includes and damage warnings and symbols. and Restraint Systems ...... 1-1 This section tells you how to, use your seats and safety belts properly.It also explains the “SRS’;.system. Features and Controls ...... 2-1 This section explains howto start and operate .your Oldsmobile. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems...... 3- 1 This’section tells you how to adjust the ‘ventilation and comfort conpols and how to operate your audio system. YourDrivingandtheRoad ...... 4-1 Here you’ll find information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions. ProblemsontheRoad ...... 5-1 This section tells you what .to ifdo you have a problem while driving, such asa flat or overheated , etc. Service.and Appearance Care...... 6- 1 Here the manual tells you how to keep your Oldsmobile running properly and looking good. Maintenanceschedule...... 7-1 This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use. Customer Assistance Information ...... 8-1 This section tells you how to contact Oldsmobile for assistance and tohow get service publications. It also gives you infomation on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page8-4. Index ...... 9-1 Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual.You can use itto quickly find something you want to read. I We support voluntary technician certification.

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Litho in U.S.A. 'Copyright Corporation 1994 Part No. 22647449 A Second Edition All Rights Reserved I '. ./ Vehicle Damage Warnings In the notice area, we tellyou about sometlung that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would Also in this book you will find these notices: not be covered byyour warranty, and it could be cos'tly. But thenotice'will teil you what to do to help avoid the damage. When youread other'manuals, you might see NOTICE: CAUTION and NOTICE warningsin diffei-ent colors or These mean there is something that in different words. could damage your vehicle. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use yellow for cautions, bluefor notices and thewords CAUTION or NOTICE. .

I These symbols Here are some Vehicle Symbols are used on other symbols These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle. warning and you may see: indicator lights: 3. For example, These symbols These symbols These symbols FUSE these sym%ols are important have to do with are on some of are used on an for you and your lights: your controls: original battery: your passengers whenever your vehicle is WINDSHIELD CAUTION driven: WIPER BAllERY POSSIBLE A CHARGING ,I-1 INJURY 'r'-4 SYSTEM RADIO k WINDSHIELD VOLUME TURN WASHER 6$ a PROTECT SIGNALS I BRAKE EYES BY e (a) SHIELDING WINDSHIELD CONDITIONINGAIR DEFROSTER RADIATOR 43 CAUSTIC pA;:z pf COOLANT a REAR HAZARD WINDOW BURNS POWER n- WARNING DEFOGGER WINDOW FLASHER A ENGINE OIL PRESSURE WhLIGHTER k SPARKS OR VENTILATING b FLAMES . FAN HIGHLAMPSoR BEAM = =o . TEMP OIL SPARK OR FLAME ,I#$, COULD FOG LAMPS 3 0' ANTI-LOCK (@) EXPLODE BRAKE SPEAKER BATTERY b

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. Section 1 Seats and Restraint 'Systems lllll11)1

Here you'll find information about the seats in your Oldsmobile and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn aboutsome things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. Seats and Seat Controls This section tells you how to adjust the seats and explains reclining seatbacks, folding rear seats and head restraints. Manual Front Seat

Lift the bar under the frontof the to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Try to move the seat with your body to be sure the seat is locked in place.

1-1 Power Seat (Option) Reclining Front Seatbacks(2-Door Models) :. :.

FRONT (A): Raise thefront of the seatby holding the Lift the lever to release the seatback, then move the switch up. Hold the switch'down to lower the front of seatback'to where you wantit. Release the lever tolock the seat. the seatback in place: Pull up on the lever withyut ' CENTER (B): Move the seatforward or back by pushing on the seatback, andthe seatback will move holding the control to the front or back. Raise orlower forward. the seatby holding the control up or down. REAR (C): Raise the rearof the 'seatby holding the switch up. Hold the switch down lowerto the rearof the seat.

.Reclining Front Seatbacks(4-DOor Models)

Lift the leverto release the seatback, themmove the seatback to whereyou want it. Release the lever tolock the seatback in place. Pull upon the lever without pushing on the seatback,and the seatback will move forwgrd. But don’thave/,a seatback reclined: if your vehicle is moving.

1-4 ., I Seatback Latches (2=Door,Models) The front seat folds forward to let people get into the back seat. Your seatback will move back andforth freely, unless YQU come to a sudden stop. Thenit will lock in place.

If your vehicleis parked facing downa fairly steephill, the seatback may not fold without some helpfrom you. To fold thelocked seatback forward, push the seatback toward the rear andlift this latch. Then the seatback will fold forward. The latch must be down for the seat to

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Head Restraints Slide the head restraint upor down so that the topof the restraint is closest to the top of your ears. This position reduces the chanceof a neck injuryin a crash:

/' , .. .. I Split Folding Rear Seat (Option) Safety, Belts:They’re for Everyone ‘Thispart of the manual tells you how to use safety bel& properly. It qlso tells yousome things you’,shouldnot do with safety beltsi And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System, or “air bag’” system.

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Your vehicle has alight-that You never knowif you’ll be,in a crash.If you do have a comes on as,a reminder to crash, you don’t knowif it will be a badone. buckle up. (See “Safety Belt A few crashes are mild, and some crashes canbe so Reminder Light” in the serious that even buckledup a person wouldn’t survive. Index.) But most crashes arein between. In many of them, people who buckle up can survive andsometimes walk away. Without beltsthey could have been badly hurtor killed. After more than25 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. Inmost crashes bucklingup does matter In many states andCanadian provinces, the law says to ... a lot!. wear safety belts. Here’s why:They work. ,

1-7 Put someoneon it.

Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it’sjust a seat on wheels.

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Get it up to speed.Then stop the vehicle. The rider The person keeps going until stoppedby something. doesn't stop. In a real vehicle,it could be the windshield ...

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Here Are Questions Many People Ask @ If I’m,a good driver, andI never drive far from About Safety Belts-- and the Answers home, why should I wear safety belts? A: You may be an excellent driver,but if you’re in an Won’t I be trapped the vehicle after an &: in accident -- even one that isn’t your fault-- you and accident if I’m wearing a safety belt? your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver , I A: You could be, -- whether you’re wearing a safety 1 doesn’t protect youfrom things beyond.your belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safetybelt, control, such as bad drivers. I even if you’re upside down. And yourchance of Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 of being conscious during and after an accident, so km) home. And the greatest numberof serious injuries you can unbuckle and get out, ismuch greater if and deathsoccur .at speeds of less than 40 mph you are belted. (65 km/fi). &.’ Why don’t theyjust put in air bagsso people Safety belts arefor everyone. won’t have to wear safety belts? A: Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in more of them in the future.But they are supplemental’systemsonly; so they work with ,safety belts-- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has requiredthe use of safety belts.Even if you’re in a vehicle that has air bags, you stillhave to buckle up to getthe most protection. That’s truenot only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions.

1-11 How to ,Wear Safety Belts Properlv Adults This part is anly for people of adult size. Be aware that there are specialthings,to know about safety, belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and babies.If a child will be riding, in your, Oldsmobile, .see the partof this manual called “Children.” Follow those rulesfor everyone’s

protection. ’ , I First, you’ll want to&ow which restraintlsysterns your vehicle has. We’ll start withthe driver position.

DriverPosition . I This part describes the driver’s restraint system. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Lap-Shodder Belt Don’t letit get twisted. The shoulder belt may lockif you pull thebelt across , The driver hasa’lap-shoulder belt. Here’show to wear it you very quickly.If this happens,let the beltgo back properly. ’ slightly to unlockit. Then pull the belt across’you 1. Close and lock the door. slowly. more \ 2.- ‘Adjustthe seat (tosee how, see “Seats” in the Index) so you can sit up straight.

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The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or crash, or To move it down, squeeze the release lever and move if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster Up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt ShoulderBelt Height Adjuster (4-DOOr Models) guide.After you move the adjuster to where you want it, Beforeyou begin to drive,move the shoulder belt try to move it downwithout squeezing the release lever adjuster to theheight that is right for you.tomake sure it haslocked into position. Adjust the heightso that the shoulder portionof the belt is centered onyour shoulder. Thebeltihould be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. I

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A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this way. &." What's wrong with this? 'I


'I I A: The belt is .twisted across the body.

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There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument 1 I,--panel, which shows AIR BAG or the- symbol. The s.ystem checks theair bag’s electrical systemfor malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical ,problem. See “AirBag

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Howdoes an air bagrestrain? .*-= In moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the wheel or the instrument panel. The air bag supplements the. protection provided by safety belts.Air bags distribute. the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body, stoppingthe occupant more gradually. But, air bags would not help you in many typesof collisions, including rollovers and rear andside impacts, primarily because an occupant’s motionis not toward the air bag. Air bags should never be regarded as anything more than a supplement to safety belts,and then only in moderate to severe: frontalor near-fmptal collisions. ,. What will you see after an air bag inflates?. In many crashes severe enoughto inflate an air bag, windshields are broken by vehicle deformation.

After .the air bag inflates, it quickly- deflates.This occurs I Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the , . .. so quickly that some people may not even realize the air right--frontpassenger air bag. bag inflated. Some components of the air bag module in the steering wheklhub for the driver’s air bag, or the The air bags are designed to inflate only once.AfteT instrument panel for the right front passenger’s bag, will they inflate,you’ll need some new parts for your air be hot for a short time,.but the part of the bag that comes bag system. If you don’t get them,the air bag syskm into contact with you will notbe hot to thetouch.’ There won’t be there to help protect you in another crash. will be some smoke and dust coming fromvents in the A new system will include air bag modblesand deflated>airbags. Air bag inflation will not.prevent the possibly other parts.The service manual for your vehicle c,overs the need to replace other parts. driver from seeing or from being able to steer the - vehicle, nor will it stop people from leaving the vehicle. 0 Your vehicle is equipped with a diagnostic module, Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped which recordsinformation about -the air bag system. Oldsmobile The module recordsinformation about the readiness of the system, when the sensors are activated and Air bags affect how your Oldsmobile should be.. driver’s safety beltusage at deployment. serviced. There are partsof the air bag systemin several places around your vehicle.,You don’t want the system Let only qualified technicians work on your air bag to inflate while someoneis working on your vehicle. system. Improper service can mean that your air bag Your Oldsmobile retailer and the1995 Cutlass Supreme system won’t work properly.See your retailerfor Service Manual haveinfomation about servicing. your service. vehicle andthe air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see “Service Publications”in the Index. NOTICE: The air bag system does not need regular maintenance. If you damage the cover for the driver’s or the right front passenger’s air bag, they maynot work properly. You may have to replace the air bag module in the or both the air bag moduleand the instrument panel fop the right front passenger’s air bag. Do not open or break the air bag covers. Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy The best way to protect the fetusis to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it’s more ’ Safety belts workfor everyone, including prqgnant likely that thefetus won’t be hurt in a crash.For women. Like ‘alloccupants, theyare more likely to.be’ pregnant women, asfor anyone, the key to making seriously injuredif they don’t wear safety belts. safety belts effective is wearing them properly. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should be worn as lowas possible Right Front -Passenger Position throughout the pregnanky. The right front passenger’s safety beit worksthe same way as the driver’s safety belt.See “Driver Position,” earlier in this section. When the shoulderbelt is pulled out all the “way,it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again.


To make the belt shorter,pull its free end as shown until, Rear Seat Passengers the beltis snug. It’s very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbeltedpeople in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren’t safety beltedc.an be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And theycan strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (2-Door Models)

Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap u part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the beltisn’t long enough, see “Safety BeltExtender” at theend of this section. If you have a four-door model, see “Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions(4-DOOr Models)” later inthis section. Make sure the release button on thebuckle is positioned ,so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. ~

If .the belt stops beforeit reaches the buckle,tilt the .latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckleit. -- Pull up on the latch plate to make sureit is secure. ,, 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. If the belt is not longenough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the endof this section. Make sure the ’ ’ Don’tlet it gettwisted. release buttonon the buckle is positioned so you 2. Push the latch plate into the buckle untilit clicks. ‘would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quicklyif I you ever had to. , .

3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle The lap part of the belt shouldbe worn low andsnug on end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you’dbe less likely to slide under thelap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would applyforce at youi abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and acrossthe chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there’s a sudden stop or a crash. 1-29 Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions @-Door Models)


If you have a two-door model,see “Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (2-Door Models)” earlierin this section. Lap-Shoulder Belt (&Door Models) The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts., Here’show to wear one properly. .\

To.-unlatkhthe belt, just push the buttonan the buckle, 1-30 , .., ’.. ., 21 ’ ’Push the latch plate into the buckle untilit clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sureit is secure. When the shoulderbelt is pulled out all the way, it will lock.If it does; lit it go back all the way and .start again. If the belt is not longenough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the endof this section. I Make surebutton the release on the buckle is positioned so you wouldbe able to unbuckle the safety belt quicklyif you ever had to.

I 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don’t let it get twisted. The shoulder belt maylock if you pull the belt across you very quickly.If this happens, let the belt go back I. slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle The lap partof the belt should be.worn low and snugon end of the belt as you pull onup the shoulder part. the hips,just touching the thighs.In a crash, this applies .. force to the strong pelvic bones. Andyou’d be less likely to slide under thelap belt. If you slid underit, the belt would apply force at your abdomen.This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder andacross the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces.

Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides seatback and the interior body, about half-way down the edge of the seatback. Hereis how you should install the for Children and Small Adults comfort guides on the shoulder belts: (4-Door,Models) = 1. Pull the elastic cordout from between the edge or Four-door models may have rear shoulder belt comfort guides. the seatback and theinteriorbody;to remove the This feature will provide added comfort for children who haveguide from its storage clip. outgrown child restraints and for small adults. The comfoc guides pull the shoulder belts away from the neck and head.

2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic must be underthe belt. Then, place the guide There is one guide for each outside passenger position in over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the rear seat.You will find them tucked in between the the slots of the guide. ,. 3. Be sure that the belt notis twisted andit lies flat. 4. Buckle the belt around the child, andsure make that both The elastic cord must be under the belt and the the lap belt andthe shoulder belt are secured properly. guide on top. Make sure that the shoulder beltcrosses the shoulder: See “Safety Belts, Rear Seat Passengers”in the Index. To-removeand store thecomfort guides, just perform

these stepsin reverse order.Squeeze the beltedges ’ together so that you cant&e them out from the guides. Pull the guide upward toexpose its storage clip, and then slide theguide onto the clip. Rotate the guide and clip inward and in between the seatbackand the interioz‘ body, leaving only theloop of elastic cordexposed. Children Children Smaller and Babies Everyone in a vehicle needs protection!That includes infants and all children smaller thanadult size. In fact, the law in every statein the and in every Canadian province says childrenup to some agemust \be restrained while ina vehicle.




Be sureto follow the instructionsfor the restraint.YOU ~,:$imay find these instructionson the restraint itselfor in -a

'. ..I. booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in , ' ?d ._.j;;j your vehicle, butthe child also has to be secured within :$;the restraint to help reduce the chanceof personal injury.

, ':@The. #.e instructions that come' withthe infant or child ,

Yjrestraint'will.& show youhow-to do that. L.-3$&, I . , <:' .^Where to Put the-Restraint accident statistics show that children are saferif they in the rear rather than thefront seat. We at Motors therefore recommend that you put your child restraint in the rear seat.Never-put a rear-facing child restraintin'the front passenger seat. Here'swhy:

., Wherever you install it,be sure to secure the child restraint properly.

Keep iri mind that.in unsecured childFestraint can move

, . around in a collisionor sudden stop and injure peoplein the vehicle.Be sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle-- even when no child is in it. 1-38

6. To tighten the belt, feedthe shoulder beltinto the 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different retractor while you push down theon child restraint. directions to be sureit is secure. To remove the child restraint,just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and let goit back all theway. The safety belt will move freely again andbe ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger.


i .I 5. Buckle the ielt. Make s&e the release, buttonis positioned sd you would be .able to unbuckle the &y ;<:;<& safety belt quickly'if you ever had to. y,, "c".u, ,? '. ' .,$..l;;&;,r .. &?, g.::;! I. ,. ,A:<,& If the^ shoulder belt goes in front of the child’sface or neck, putit behind the child restraint.

You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part 1, about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. Because your vehicle has a rightfibnt passenger air bag, always move the seat as far back asit will go before securing aforward-facing child restraint. (See “Seats” in the Index.) 2. Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions for the child restraint. 5. Buckle the belt. 3. Secure the child in the child restraint asthe instructions say. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbucklethe safety belt quicklyif 4. Pick up the latch plate,:and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehic1e”s safety belt through or you ever: had*,to. around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show ypuhow.

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I ' 7. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into I the retractor whileyou pu.sh. down onthe child restraint. 8. Push.and pull the child restraintin different directions to be sureit is secure. To remove the child festraint,just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let goit back all theway. The safety belt will move freely againand be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Larger Children Children who; have outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle’s.safety belts. If,you have the choice, a child shouldsit next to a wihdow ‘so‘the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and getthe.additional restrainta shoulder belt can provide. ‘Accident statistics show that children are safer,i€they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the

safety belts properly. belts safety I. 0 Children.who aren’t buckled upCan be thrown out in

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1-47 , &.’ What if a childis wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the childis so small that the shoulder belt is very close to thechild’s face or neck? A: Move the child toward the centerof the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt still isthe on child’s il ,-.

, , . v2,”% 5 shoulder, so that in a crashthe child’s upper body, :. .? would have the,restraint that belts provide.If the child is sittingin a rear seat outside position,see “Rear Safety Belt,Comfo~? Guides” in the Index. If the child isso small thatthe shoulder belt isstill very close to the. child’s faceor neck, you might want to placethe child in the center seat position, the one that hasonly a lap belt. Wherever the child sits; the lap portionof the belt should beworn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child’s thighs.This applies beltforce to the child’s pelvic bonesin a crash.


1-49 .,, I Safety Belt Extender .Replacing Seat,and Restraint System If the vehcle’s safety belt will fasten around you,you ”Parts After, a Crash should’use it. If you’ve had a crash,do you need new belts? But if a .safety beltisn’t long enough to fasten, your After a very minor collision, nothingmay be necessary. retailer wi1.l order you an extender. It’s free. When you But if the belts were stretched,as they would beif worn go in to orderit; take the heaviest coatyou will wear, so during a more severe crash, then you neednew belts. the extenderwill be 1ong.enoughfor you. The extender will bejust for you, andjust for the seatin your vehicle If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision that you choose. Don’t let someoneelse use it; anduse it damage alsomay mean you will need to have safety belt only forthe seat ‘itis made tofit. To wear it,just attach it or seat parts repaired or replaced.New parts and repairs to the regular safety belt. may be necessary ,even if the belt wasn’t being used at the timeof the collision. Checking ,Your Restraint Systems Now and then, make sure all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors,anchorages and reminder systems are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged restraint system parts. If you see anything that might keep a restraint system from doingits job, have it repaired. Torn or frayed belts may not protect youin a crash. They can rip apart underimpact forces. If a beltis torn or frayed, get newa one right away.

1-50 ISection 2 Featuresand Controls

Here you can learn about the many standard and optiond features on yourOldsmobile, and information on starting, shifting and braking.Also explained are the instrument panel andthe warning systems that tell you if everything is working properly -- and what todo if you have aproblem. Keys

2-1 The ignition keys are The ignition keys don't have plugs.Your Oldsmobile

for the ignition only. ' . . retailer or Roadside Assistanceha keys. \ Each plug hasa code on it that tells. your retailer or a qualified locksmithhow to make extra door keys. Keep the plugs in a safe place.If you lose your door keys, you'll be able to havenew ones made easily using these

I. plugs. If you need a new ignition key, contact your Oldsmobile retailer who can obtain the correct key code, or,an in '. .. ' . .. .. \.. emergency; call Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance at The door keys are €or the. 1.-80?-442-OLDS (6537). doors and all other locks.


Your Oldsmobile has a number of new features - ' that canhelp prevent theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys &side. You may even have to . damage your vehicle to get Soin. be sure you have 'extrakeys.

When a new Oldsrnobile is delivered, the retailer .. removes the plugsfrom the door keys and gives them to, the first owner. 1

2-2 I Door Locks

Fmm the outside, use your door key or Remote Lock Control, if your vehicle has this option. On two-door models, thedoor lock will light up for about 15 seconds. if you pullthe dbor handle. The light can help you find where toput your key, when it’s dark outside.

There we several ways tolock and unlock your vehicle.

2-3 I .. Automatic Door Locks Just close’your doors and turn on the ignition. All.of the doors will.lack when you move your shift1,ever out of’ PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). All doors willunlock automatically when the ignition is turned off. . . If someone needs to get outwhile the vehicleis running, have that person use the manualor power lock. When the door is closed again,it will lock automatically as long as the shiftlever is out of PARK (P) or NEUTRilL (N) and the ignition ison. Note that’the door must be opened, then closed, or the door ‘will not automatically relock. If you don’t want the doors to unlock automatically From the inside, push the lever downto lock the door. when you turn the ignitionoff,, you can remove the Lock ,Tounlock, push the iever up. Contro€’fusein the instrument.pane1 fuse block.See “Fuses andCircuit Breakers” in the Index. Power Door Locks Leaving Your Vehicle Press the power door lock switch to lock or unlock all doors. If you are leaving the vehicle, take your keys, open your door and set the locks from inside. Then get andout On four-door models, the reardQors do not have power close the door.

door lock switches.The lever on each rear door works I only that door’s lock.It won’t lock or unlock all the doors. Remote Lock Control (Option) Should interference to this system occur, try this: If your Oldsmobile has this option, youcan lock and Check to -determineif battery replacement is unlock your doors or unlock your truqk from up to necessary. 'See the instructions on battery 30 feet (9 m) away using the key chain transmitter replacement. supplied withyour vehicle. Check the distance.You may be too -farfrom your Your Remote Lock Control operates on a radio vehicle. This product has a maximummnge. frequency subject to Federal Cornmanications Check the location. Other vehicles or objects mavbe Commission (FCC) Rules. blocking the signal. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. See your Oldsmobile retailer or a qualified Operation is subject tothe following two conditions: technician for service. (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)This device must accept any interferenc'ereceived,, Changes or modifications to this system by other than an including interference that, maycause undesired authorized service facilitycould void authorization to operation. use thisequipment.

2-5 Operation Matching- Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle Press UNLOCK once to Each key chain transmitteris coded to prevent another unlock the driver’s door. transmitter from unlocking your vehicle.If a transmitter Press UNLOCK again is lost or stolen, a replacementcan be purchased through within five seconds to your retailer. Remember to bring any remaining unlock. all the doors.The transmitters with you when yougo to your retailer. interior lamps willcome When the retailer matches the replacement transmitterto on (see “Illuminated your vehicle, the’remaining transmitters mustalso be Entry” in the Index for matched. Once the new transmitteris coded, the lost more details). transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. You can match a transmitter to as many different vehicles as you -own, provided they are equipped with exactly the same model system. (Genezal Motors offers To lock all doors, press DOOR.To unlock thetrunk, several different ,modelsof these systems on their press the symbol onthe transmitter. The trunk will vehicles.) Each vehicle can have onlytwo transmitters only unlockif your transaxleis in PARK (P) and your matched toit. ignition is in LOCK, OFF or ACC. See your retailer to match transmitters to another vehicle.

.. -6 Y. _. .. Battery Replacement To replace your batteries: Under no&al use, the batteries in your key chain 1. Insert a flat object like a dime into the slot on the transmitter should last about two years. back of the transmitter.'Gently pry apart the front and back. You can tell the batteries are weakif the transmitter won't work at the normalrange i'n any location. If you 2. Gently pry the batteries outof the transmitter. have to get close to your vehicle beforethe transmitter 3: Put the new batteries into the transmitter as shown works, it's probably time to change the batteries. on the transmitter. UseDuracella batteries,, type DL2016, or equivalent. 4. Put the two halves back together.Make sure the halves are together tightly so water won't get in. 5. Test the transmitter.

2-7 Trunk Lock Remember that your trunkcan be opened at any time , using this lock release. Be sure. to lock your doors. , To unlockthe trunk from ' the outside, insert the door key and turnit. You can also. use the RemoteLock

Control, if your vehicle has , . this' option. . .._

Remote Trunk Release (Option) Press the button behind the glove-box door to unlock the trunk from inside your

, vehicle. Your transaxle shift 1 lever must be in PARK (P). Glove Box Key in the Ignition If you walk awayfrom your vehicle with thekeys inside, it’s an easy target€or joy riders or professional thieves -- so don’t do it. When you paik your Oldsmobile and open the driver’s door, you’ll hear a chime reminding you to remove your key from the ignition and takeit with you. Always do this. Your steering wheel will be locked, andso will your igmtion and transaxle.And remember to lock the doors. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows andlock your vehicle. Remember tokeep your valuables outof sight. Put them in a storagearea, or take them with you. Parking Lots Use the door key to lock and unlock the glove box..To open, lift the latch. If you park in a lot where someone willbe watching your vehicle, it’s best tolock it up and take your keys. Theft But-whatif you have to leave your ignitionkey? What if you have to leave something valuable in your vehicle? ’ .. Vehicle theft is big business, especiallyin some cities. Although yourOldsmobile has anumber of theft Put your valuables in a storage area, like yourtrunk deterrent features, we know thatnothing we put onit or glove box. can make it &possible to steal. However, there are ways 0 Lock the glove box. you can help. 0 Lock all the doors except the driver’s. Then take the door key with you. 2-9 [email protected] Clean and dry the key. Wait about three minutes and try again. The security light may remain on during this r Your vehicle is equipped time. If the still won’t work, and the key appears with the PASS-Key’II to be clean and dry, wait about three minutes and try (Personalized Automotive another ignition key. At this time, you may also want to Security System) -theft check the fuses (see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the deterrent system. Index). If the starter won’t work with the other key, your

PASS-Key’II is a passive q vehicle needs service. If your vehicle does start, thefirst theft deterrent system. This ignition key may be faulty.See your Oldsmobile retailer means you don’t have to or a locksmith who can service thePASS-Key’II. do anything different to If you accidentally use a key that has a damaged or J arm or disarm the system. missing resistor pellet, the starter‘won’t work, and the It works when you insert or remove the key from the SECURITY light will come on. But you don’t have to ignition. PASS-Key’II uses a resistor pelletin the wait three minutes before trying another ignition key. ignition key that matches a decoder in your vehicle. See your Oldsmobile retailer or a locksmith who can When the [email protected] system senses that someoneis service the [email protected] have a new key made. using the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicle’s starter and If you’re ever driving and the SECURITY light comes fuel systems. For about three minutes,.the starter won’t work and fuel won’t go to the engine. If someone triesto on, you will be able to restart your engine if you turnit start your vehicle againOr uses another key during this off. Your PASS-Key’II system, however, is not time, the vehicle will notstart. This discourages someone working properly and must be serviced by your from randomly trying different keys with different resistor Oldsmobile retailer. Your vehicle is not protected by the pellets in an attempt to make a match. [email protected] system. The ignition key must be clean and dry before it’s If you lose or damage a [email protected] ignition key, see inserted in the ignition dr the- engine may start.not If the your Oldsmobile retailer or a, locksmith who can service engine does not start and the SECURITY light is on, the [email protected] to have a new key made. key may be dirty or wet. Turn the ignition off. 2-10

.. . New Vehicle “Break-In” Ignition Switch

NOTICE: C Your *modern Oldsmobile doesn’t needan elaborate “break-in.” But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines: 0 Don’t drive at any one speed-- fast or

slow 0- for the first 500 miles (804 km). Don’t make full- starts. 0 Avoid making hard stops for the fist 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time ’ your new brake linings aren’t yet broken in. Hard stops withnew linings can mean premature wear and earlierreplacement. Follow this “breaking-in” guideline every With the ignition key in the ignition switch, you can turn time you get newbrake linings. the switchto five positions: 0 Don’t tow a trailer during “break-in.” See ACC (A): This position lets you use things like the “Towing a Trailer” in the Index for more radio and windshield wipers when the engineis off. To information. use ACC, push in the key and turnit toward you. Your .. steering wheel will stay locked.

3-1I I I .. LOCK: Before you put the key into the ignition switch, the switch'is in LOCK. It's also the only position in which you can remove yourkey. This position locks your ignition, steering wheel and transaxle.It's a theft-deterrent feature.

OFF (B): This position lets you turn off the engine but " still turn the steering wheel.It doesn't lock the steering wheel like LOCK. UseOFF if you must have your vehicle pushed or towed. RUN (C): This position is where the key returns after you start your vehicle. With theengine off,.you can use 1 RUN to display someof your warning and indicator lights.

i ' START (D): T~Sposition starts your engine. A wafning chime willsound if you open the driver's door when the ignitionis in OFF, LOCK or ACC and the key is in the ignition. "I I

To start your engine: 1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your NOTICE:

ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let Your engine is designed to work with the . go of the key The idle speed will go down as your electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical engine gets warm. parts oraccessories, youcould,change the way the system operates. Before adding NOTICE: electrical equipment, check with your retailer. If you don’t, your engine might not perform Holding your key in START for longer than -- properly. 15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be If you ever haveto have your vehicle towed, see drained much sooner. Andthe excessive heat can the part of this manual that tells how to do it .damage your starter motor. without damaging your vehicle. See “Towing Your Vehicle” in theIndex. 2. If-your engine won’t staq (or starts but then stops), it could be flooded with too much .Try pushing your accelerator pedalall the way to the floor and holdingit there as you hold the key in START for about three sec,onds.If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again,do the same thing, but this time keep the pedal down for five or six seconds. This clears the extra gasolinefrom the engine.

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NOTICE: If you drive too quicklythrough deep puddlesor standing water, water can come in through your engine’s air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you can’t avoid deeppuddles or standing water, drive through them very slowly.

Engine Coolant Heater (Option)

In very cold weather,0 OF(- 18O C)or colder, the engine NOTICE: coolant heater can help. You’ll get easier starting and After you’ve used the coolant heater,be sure to better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, store the cord as it was before to keep it away the coolant heater shouldbe plugged in a minimum of from moving engineparts. If you don’t, it could four hours prior to starting your vehicle. be damaged. To use the coolant 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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I!” sure the shift leveris fully into PARK (P) range NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine doesn’t before starting the engine. Your Oldsmobile has a connect with the wheels.To restart when you’re !brake-transaxle shift interlock.You must fully apply already moving, use NEUTRAL(N) only. Also, use your regular brakes before you can shiftfrom PARK (P) NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicleis being towed. Bwhen the ignitionis in RUN. If you cannot shift out of PARK.(P),ease pressure on the shift lever by pushing it all the wayinto PARK (P) while keeping the brake pedal pushed down. Release the shift lever buttonif you have a console shift. Then move the shift leverout of PARK (P), being sure to press the shift lever buttonif you have a console shift.See “Shifting Out of PARK (P)” in the Index. REVERSE (R): Use this gearto back up.

NOTICE: Shifting’ to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is : moving forward could damage your transaxle. Shift to REVERSE (R) only after your vehicleis NOTICE: stopped. I Damage to your transaxle caused by shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine To rock your vehicle back and forthto get out of snow, racing isn’t covered by your warranty. ice or sand without damaging your transaxle,see “Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Iceor Snow” in the Index. DRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving. Itis the THIRD (3): THIRD (3)is like DRIVE (D),but you Overdrive position. If you needmore power for passing, never go into Overdrive. and you’re: Here are some times you mightchoose THIRD (3) - Going less than 35 mph (56 M),push your instead of DRIVE (D): accelerator pedal about halfway down. - When driving on hilly, winding roads. - Going about 35 mph (56 kmh) or more, push the - When towing a trailer,so there is less shifting accelerator pedal all the waydown. between gears. You’ll shift down tothe next gear and have more - When going down a steep hill. power. SECOND (2): This position gives youmore power but lower fuel economy.You can use SECOND (2)on hills. NOTICE: It can help control your speedas you go down steep mountain roads,but then you would also want to use If your vehicle seems tb start up ratherslowly, or lr brakes off and on. if it seems not toshift gears as you go faster, something may be wrong witha transaxle system sensor. If you drive very far that way, your NOTICE: vehicle can bedamaged. So, if this happens, have Don’t drive in SECOND for more than your vehicle serviced rightaway. Until then,you (2) 5 miles (8 km), or at speeds over 55 mph can use SECOND (2) when you are driving less (88 km/h), or you can damage your transaxle. Use than 35 mph (56 km/h) and DRIVE(D) for DRIVE @) or THIRD (3) much aspossible. higher speeds. as Don’t shift into SECOND(2) unless you are going slower than 65 mph (105 km/h), or you can damage yourengine. ., ‘

FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power - . Parking Brake (but lower fuel economy) thanSECOND (2).You can use it on very steep hills,or in deep. snow or mud.If the The parking brake uses the brakeson the rear wheels. shift lever is putin FIRST (l),the transaxle won’t shift I To set the parking brake, into first gear until the vehicleis going slowly enough. hold the regular brake pedal .. down with your right foot. Push down the parking NOTICE: brake pedal with your left If your frontwheels can’t rotate, don’ttry to foot. drive. This might,happen if you were stuck in very deepsand or mud- or were’up againsta solid object. Youxoulddamage your ,transaxle. Also, if you stop whengoing uphill, don’t hold. your vehicle there withonly the accelerator pedal. This could overheat and damage the To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal transaxle. Use your brakes.orshift into PARK (P) clown with your right foot and pushthe parking brake to hold yourvehicle in position on ahill. pdwith your left foot.men you lift your left foot, the parking brake pedal will follow to it the released position.

NOTICE: Driving with theparking brake on can cause your rear brakesto overheat. You may have to replace them, andyou could also damage ‘other parts of your vehicle. If youare towing atrailer and are parking onany hill, Column Shift see “Towing a Trailer” in’the Index. That section shows 1. Hold’the brake pedal down with your right foot and what to do first to keep the trailer from moving. set the parking brake. ShiftingInto PARK (P) 2. Move shiftthe lever into PARK (P) positionlike

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Torque Lock Shifting Out ofPARK (P) If you are parking on ahill and you don’t shiftyour Your Oldsmobile has a brake-transaxle shift.interlock. transaxle into PARK (P) properly,the weight of the You must fully apply your regularbrakes before you can vehicle may puttoo much force on theparking pawl in shift from PARK (P) when the ignition isin RUN. See the transaxle. You may find it difficult to pullthe shift “Automatic Transaxle” in the Index. lever out of PARK (P). This is called “torque lock.”To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then shift If you cannot shift outof PARK (P), ease pressure on into PARK (P) properly before you 1,eave the driver’s the shift leverby pushing it all the way into PARK (P) seat. To fmd out how, see “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in whil‘e keeping the brake pedal pushed down.Release the the Index. shift lever buttonif you have a console shift. Then move the shift lever out of PARK (P), being sure to press the When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever outof shift lever button’if you have aconsole shift. PARK (P) before you release the parking brake. If you ever hold the brake pedal down but still can’t If “torque lock” does occur, you may need to.have , shift out of PARK (P), try this: another vehicle push yours a uphill to takesome of the pressdre from the transaxle, so you can pull the shift . 1. Turn the key to OFF. lever out of PARK (P). 2. Apply and hold thebrake until the end of step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and shift tothe drive gear you want. 5. Have the vehicle fixed as soon as you can.

2-21 Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust

I Running Your Engine While You’re Parked It’s better notto park ‘with theengine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know.

2-23 Power Windows The driver’s window switch hasan auto-down feature. This switch is labeled AUTO. Tap the rearof the switch, and the driver’s window will opena small amount.If the rear of the switchis pressed all theway down, the. I window will go all theway down. To stop the window whileit is lowering, press the front of the switch.To raise the window, press and hold the 3 front of the switch. On four-door models,the driver’s window controls also include a lock-out, switch. PressLOCK to stop’front and rear passengersfrom using. their window switches.The driver can still control all the windows with the lock on. Press the other sideof .the LOCK button for normal window operation. Horn ‘S*witches on the driver’sdoor armrest control each of the Press either horn symbol on your steering wheel to windowswhen the ignition is on. Inaddition, each sound the horn. passenger door has a switchfor its own ‘window. Tilt Steering Wheel Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever c A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjustthe steering wheel before you drive.You can also raise it to the highest .level to give your legs moreroom when you e& and enter the vehicle.

To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel andpull, the lever. Move the steering wheel toa comfortable level, then release the lever to lock the wheel in place. The lever on the left side of the steering column

includesyour: " 0 Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator

0 HighLLow Beam WindshieldWipers

0 WindshieldWasher

0 Cruise Control (Option)

2-25 .,’ .. nrnSignal and Lane ChangeIndicator As you signal a turn or a lane change,if the arrows don’t flash butJust stay on, a signalbulbmay be burned out The turn signal has two upward(for,Right) and two and other drivers won’t see your turn signal. downward (for Left) positions.These positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane, ch&ge. If a bulb is burned out, replaceit to help avoidan accident. If the green arrows don’tgo on at all when you To signal a turn, move thelever all the way up or down. signal a turn, check the fuse (see “Fuses and Circuit When the turnis finished, the leverwill return Breakers” in the Index) andfor burned-out bulbs. automatically. A chime will soundif you leave your turn signal onfor ’ A green arrow on the more than, 1/2 mile (0.8 km): . .-. - instrument panel will flash ’.-.. in’the direction of the turn Headlamp HighLow Beam e br lane change. To change your from low beam to high beam, or highto low, pull the multifunction lever all the way toward you. Then release it.’When the high

,* I I. beams are oni, a blue light .. on the instrument panel also To signal a lane change,just raise or lowerthe lever will be on. until the green arrow starts.to flash. Holdit there until you complete your lanechange. The lever willreturn by I itself when you releaseit. I I

2-26 .. Windshield Wipers Heavy snow or ice can overload your wipers. A circuit breaker will stop them until themotor cools. Clear away I You control the windshield snow or ice to prevent an overload. wipers by turning the band marked WIPER. For a Windshield Washer singl’e wipi.ng cycle, turnthe band to MIST. Hold it there At the topof the until the wipers,&ut, then multifunction lever, there’s let go. The wipers will stop a paddle withthe word after one cycle. If you want PUSH on it. To spray more cycles, hold the band washer fluid on the windshield, push the paddle. on MIST longer. ~ The wipers will runfor several sweeps and then For steady wiping atlow speed, turn the band toLO. For either stop orreturn to your high-speed wiping, turn the band furtber, toHI. To stop preset speed. the wipers, turn the band to OFF. You can set the wiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes.This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turnthe band to choose the delay time. The closer to. LO, the shorter the delay. Be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they’re frozen to.the.windshield, carefully loosen or thaw them.If your blades do become damaged, get new blades or blade inserts. ~

2-27 \ Cruise.. Control (Option) With- cruise control,you can maintain a 'speedof about ~ 25 mph (40 km/h)or more without keeping y~ur€oot on the. accelerator. Thiscan, really help on- long trips. Cruise control dqesnot work at speeds below about25 mph

(40 'km/h); ,> To Set Cruise Control To Resume a Set Speed 1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. Suppose you set yourcruise control at a desired speed and then you applythe brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don’t need to resetit. Once you’re going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can move the cruise control switch from ON to R/A (Resume/Accelerate) for about half a second. You’ll go right back up to your chosen speed and stay there. 2. Get up to thespeed you want. 3. Push in the SET,button at the enid of the lever To Increase Speed While Using Cruise Control and releaseit. There are two ways to go to a higher speed. Here’s the 4. Take yourfoot off the first: ,. accelerator pedal. 1. Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. 2. Push in the SET button, then release the.button and .the accelerator pedal. You’ll now cruise at the higher speed.

2-29 .. Here's ,the second way to go to a higher speed: Using Cruise Control on Hills 0 Move the cruise switchfrom ON to R/A. Hold it How well your cruise control will work on hills depends there until you get up to-the speed you want, and upon your speed, load and the steepnessof the hills. then releasethe switch. When goingup steep hills, you may haveto step on the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. Whengoing 0 To increase your speedin very small amounts,move the switch to R/A for less than half a second and then downhill, you may have to brake or shift tolower a gear release it. Each time youdo this, your vehicle willgo to keep your speed down.'Of course, applyingthe brake takes you out of cruise control. Many driversfind this to 1 mph (.1.6km/h) faster. be too much trouble anddon't use cruise control on The accelerate featurewill only work after youset the steep hills. the cruise controhpeed by pushing the SET button. To Get Out of Cruise Control To Reduce Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways 'to turn off the cruise control: - :x. There are two ways to reduce, your speed while using cruise control: Step lightly on the brake pedal; OR

0 Push in the SET button until you reach the lower. speed you want, then releaseit. 0 To slow down in very small amounts, pushthe SET button for less than halfa second. Each time you do. this, you'll go 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower. Passing Another Vehicle WhileUsing Cruise Control Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed.men you take your footoff the pedal, your vehicle will slow down to the cruise control speed- you set earlier.

Instrument Panel Lamps The DRL system will make your low-beam headlamps come onat reduced brightness in daylight when: You can brighten or dim the instrument panel lamps by moving the dial. If you turn the dial all the way to INT, 0 The ignition is on, your courtesy or interior lamps will come on. 0 The headlamp switch is off, and Daytime Running Lamps (Canada Only) 0 The parking brake is released. Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for When the DRL are on, only your low-beam headlamps others to see the frontof your vehicle during the day. will be on. The taillamps, sidemarkerand,other lamps DRL can be helpfulin many different driving won't be on. Your instrument panel won't belit up conditions, but they canbe especially helpful in the either. short periods after dawn and before sunset. When it's dark enough outside, your low-beam A light sensor makes the DRL work,so be sure the light headlamps will changefo full brightness. The other sensor hole on topof the instrument panel isn't covered. lamps that comeon with your headlamps will also come on. When it's bright enough outside, the regular lamps will .go off, and your low-beam headlamps change to the reduced brightness ofDRL.

; To idle your vehicle with theDRL off, set the parking brake while the ignition isin OFF or LOCK. Then start your vehicle. The DRL will stay off until you release the parking brake. As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular headlamp system any time you needit.

. 3 13 Interior Lamps Illuminated Entry When any door is opened, several lamps come on. These Your courtesy lamps will come on and stay on fora set lamps are courtesylamps. They make it easy fo_ryou to time whenever you: enter and leave your vehicle. You can also turn these Pull a front door handle. lamps on bymoving the dial near theheadlamp knob all the way up to INT. Press UNLOCK on the Remote Lock Control (if equipped).’ Some of the lamps have switches so you can turn them on, even when the doors are closed.These lamps are 0 Press DOOR on the Remote LockControl reading lamps: To avoid draining your battery, be sure to (if equipped). turn off all reading lamps when leaving your vehicle. If you open a door, thelamps will stay onwhile it’s open

I and then turnoff automatically about 18 seconds after1 Battery Saver you close it. If you don’t open a door, the lamps will’ Your vehicle has afeature to help prevent you from turn off after about 18 seconds, unless you pressed draining the battery, in case you accidentally leave the UNLOCK on theRemote Lock Control.If you pressed UNLOCK and don’t open a door, the lamps will offturn courtesy lamps on. If you leave the dial turned all the r way up toINT, or if youleave a door open, the lamps after about 55 seconds. will automatically turnoff after 10 minutes if the Illuminated entry includes featurea called theater ignition is off. dimming. With theater dimming, the lampsdon’t just This feature will not turn off the reading lamps, only .the turn off at the end of the delay time. Instead, they slowly lamps controlledby the dial. Be sure turnto off ‘myreading dim during the delay time until they go out. The delay lamps using the switch before you leave the vehicle. time is cancelledif you turn the ignition keyto RUN or START, so the lamps will go out right away. When the ignitionis on, Illuminated Entryis inactive, which meansthe courtesy lamps won’t come on. Rearview Mirror ReadingDomeLampLamps ' '

These lamps go, on when you open the doors. When the doors are closed, turn the lamps on and off with the switches. Rear Reading Lamps Mirrors Adjust all the mirrorsso you can. see clearly whenyou are sitting in acomfortable driving position. Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror

These lamps are ne,aeach passenger door. They will go on when youopen the doors. When thedoors are closed, push the button to turn the lamp on and off.

To reduce glare from lamps behindyou, move the lever to the night position.

2-35 1 ManualOutside ,Mirrors Convex 0utside.Mirror Adjust the right mirrorby hand. To adjust the left 'Your passenger's side .mirror is convex. mirror, move theknob in the direction you want to move the mirror. A convex mirror's surface is curvedso you can see more from the driver's seat. Power Outside Mirrors (Option) The electric mirror control is on the driver's doqr. Turn the control to the left to. adjust the leftmirror or to the'right to adjust the right mirror. Then move the control in the dnection you .want to move the-mirror.;

After you adjust thepirrors, turn the control to the center position .to turn it off.

2-36 ,. Convenience Net (Optibn) Put small loads, like grocery bags, behind the net.It can help keepthem from falling over during sharp turns or quick starts and stops.

The net isn’tfor larger, heavier loads. Store,. them in the trunk as far forward as youcan. You can unhook the netso that it will lie flat when you’re not using it. You can also push the net dowmand hook it under the plastic hooks..

Storage and Compartments . _. Storage Armrest To use the storage area, fold downthe armrest. Press the latch-on the front’edge and pull up.To use the cupholder, flip it forward. .. ,I Your vehicle may have a convenience net. You’ll see it- You may also havean armrest in the rear.It may have a on the back wall of the trunk. storage area and cupholders. Center Console Luggage Carrier (Option) If you have the optionalluggage carrier, you can load things on the deck lidof your vehicle.The luggage carrier has slats attached theto deck lid, a rear rail and tiedowns. I I NOTICE: Loading cargo thatweighs more than50 pounds (23 kg) on the luggagecarrier may damage your vehicle. When you carry largethings, never let them hang over the rear or sides the of your *vehicle.Load your cargo.so that it .rests on the slats anddoes not scratch or damage thevehicle. Put. the cargo against the rear rail and it fasten To open the storage area, press up on the latchthe on securely to the luggage carrier. front edge and lift the cover.The console has a cupholder, cassette tape and compact disc storage and a coinholder. Don’t exceed the maximum vehicle capacity when loading your Oldsmobile. For more information on vehicle capacity and loading,see ‘‘Loading Your Vehicle” in the Index. To prevent damage orloss of cargo, stop driving now and then and make sure theluggage carrier and cargo are still securely fastened.

2-38 .... Accessory Outlet Sun Visors II If your vehicle has a center console, you havea 12-volt To block out glare, you can swing down the visors.You outlet. It is .on the passenger side, near the floor. Open can also move them from side to side. the cover to use the outlet. Visor Vanity Mirrors NOTICE: Adding some electrical'! equipmentto your vehicle can damage itor keep other thingsfrom working as they should. This wouliin't be covered yourby warranty. Check with your retailer before adding electrical equipment and never use anything requiring more than20 amps.

Open the coverto expose the vanity mirror.If your vehicle has the optional lighted vanity mirrors, the lamps come on when you open the cover.

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Sunroof (Option) The sunroof glass panel cannot be opened or closedif I your vehicle has an electrical failure. Ashtrays and Lighter Center Front Ashtray The center front ashtray may.be on the instrument panel or on the console.To 'emove the console ashtray, open the lid andlift out the ashtray using the snuffer.

Your sunroof includes a sliding glass panel and a sliding sunshade. The switch works only when the ignitionis For the instrument panel ashtray, openit, push down on on. the locking tab and pull out the ashtray. To open the glass panel and sunshade, press the rear of the switch. Letgo of the switch to stop the panel anyin position. Press the frontof the switch to close the glass panel. The sunshade can onlybe,closed by hand. To open the rear vent, press the frontof the switch when the sunroof is closed. Open the sunshade by hand. Press the rearof the switch to close the vent. 2-40 . . Rear Ashtrays Cigarette Lighter To remove the rear ashtray, To use the lighter,just push it in all the way andlet go. -- I open it, push down on the When it’s ready,it will pop back by itself. snuffer and pull the ashtray out. NOTICE: Don’t hold a cigarette lighter in with yourhand while it is heating.If you do, it..won’t beable to back away from the heating element when it’s ready. That can make it overheat, damaging the lighter and the heating element.

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NOTICE: ~ Don’t put papers and otherthings that burn into your ashtrays. If you do, cigarettes or other smoking materials could set themon fire, causing damage.

2-41 ,InstrumentPanel -- Your Information System 1 2 3 2

9 8’ 7 6 5 The main components of your instrument panel are: 5. comfort Controls 1. Side Window Defogger Vent 6. Audio System 2. Instrument Panel Outlet 7. Cigarette. Lighter 3. Instrument~Cluster 8. HUD Controls 4. Glove Box 9. Lamp C,ontrols


United States Version Shown, Canadian Similar

Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at aglance how your vehicleis running. You’ll know how -fast you’re going, about how much fuel is in your tank and many other things you needto drive safely and economically.



The tachometer displays theengine speed in thousands of revolutiotts per minute(rpm).

NOTICE: Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the red area, or engine damage may occur. 1. '

< 2-44 ., ., . .I .,. , ... .- ! ! Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators dangerous. So please get to know your warninglights and gages.They’re a big help. This part describes the warninglights and,gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you Fuel Gage locate them. Your fuel gage tells you Warning lights and gagescan signal that somethingis about how muchfuel YOU wrong beforeit becomFs serious enough tocause an have left when the ignition expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to is on. When the indicator your warning.lights and gages couldalso save you or nears EMPTY (E), you still others from injury. have a little fuel left, but Warning lights come on when there maybe or is a you should get more soon. problem with one of your vehicle’s functions.As you will see in the details on the next few pages,some UNLEADED FUEL ONLY I warning lights come on briefly when you start the I engine just to let you know they’re working.If you are ‘familiarwith this section, you should notbe alarmed Here are some things owners ask about. All these when this happens. situations are normal and do not show a problem with your fuel gage: Gages can indicate when there may be oris a problem with one-ofyour vehicle’s functions. Often gages and 0 At the service station, the pump shuts off before the warning lights work together tolet you know when gage reads FULL (F). there’s a problem with your vehicle. 0 . It takes a little more or less fuel fillto up than the gage When one of the warning lights comeson and stays on indicated. For example, the gage may have indicated when you are driving,or when one of the gages shows the tank was half full, butit actually took a little more there may be a problem,check the section thattells you or less than half the tank‘s capacity tofill it. what to do about it. Please follow this manual’s advice. The gage moves a little when you turna corner or Waiting to do repairs can be costly -- and even speed up. 2-45 Low Fuel Light If your fuel is low, alight will come on andstay on until you add fuel. It will also come onfor a few secQnds when you first turn on the ignition as a check to show you it's working.If it doesn't come on then, have it fixed. I Safety Belt Reminder Light Air Bag Readiness Light When the’key is turned to There is an air bag readinesslight on the instrument RUN or START, a chime panel, which shows i?lIR BAG or shows the air bag will come on for about eight symbol. The system checks the air bag’s electrical seconds to remind people to system for malfunctions. The light ‘tellsyou if there is an fasten their safety belts, electrical problem.The system check includes the air unless the driver’s safety bag sensors and modules,the wiring and the diagnostic 8 -10 belt is already buckled.The module. For more information on the air bag system,,see safety belt lightWill also “Air Bag” in the Index. come on and stay on until ’ You will see thislight flash the driver’s belt is buckled. for a few seconds when you turn your ignition toRUN or START. Then the light should go out. This means the system is ready.

If the air bag readiness light doesn’tcome on when you start your vehicle, or stays on, or comes on when you are driving, your air bagsystem may not work properly., Have your vehicle serviced right away.

2-47 Brake System Warning Light If the light comes on while youare driving, pulloff the road and stop carefully.You may notice that the pedalis Your Oldsmobile’s harder to push. Or, the pedal maygo closer to the floor. hydraulic brake systemis It may take longer to stop.If the lightis still on, or if the divided into two parts. If anti-lock brake system warning lightis flashing, have one part isn’t working, the the vehicle towedfor service. (See “Anti-Lock Brake other part can still work and System Warning Light” and “Towing Your Vehicle” in stop you. For good braking, the Index.) though, you need both parts working well.

If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. :This light should come on briefly as you start the vehicle. If it doesn’t come on then, haveit fixed so it mill be ready to warn youif there’s a problem.

The brake.system warninglight will also comeon when you set your parking brake,and it will stayionif your parking brake doesn’t release fully.If it stays on after your parking brakeis fuily released,it means you have a brakerproblem.


Anti-Lock Brake System Active Light When your anti-lock system ‘ This light tells.you that is adjusting brake pressure your engine coolant has to help avoid a braking skid, , overheated or your radiator the LOW TRAC light will cooling fanis not working. come on.

Slippery road conditions will existif this light comes on, If you have been operating your vehicle under normal so adjust your driving accordingly.The light will stay on driving conditions, you should pulloff the road;stop’ for a few seconds after the system stops adjusting brake your vehicle and turn.off the engine as soon as possible. pressure. Hot Coolant Can Burn You Badly! The LOW TRAC light also comes on briefly, as a bulb In “Problems onthe~Road,” this manual shows what to check, when the engineis started. If the light doesn’t do. See “Engine Overheating”in the Index. come on then, haveit fixed so it will be thereto tell you when the systemis active.


2-50 Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Low Coolant Warning Light You have a gage that shows If this light comes on, your the engine coolant system is low on coolant temperature. If the gage and theengine may pointer moves into the red overheat. See “Engine area, your engine is too hot! Coolsint” in the Index and i COOLANT have your vehicle serviced as soon as you can.


That reading means the same thing as the warning light. It means that your engine coolant has overheated. If you have been operating your vehicleunder normal driving conditions, you should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. Hot Coolant Can Burn You Badly! In “Problems on the Road,” this manual shows what to do. See “Ennine Overheatine” in the Index. ~ MalfunctionIndicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light) NOTICE: A computer monitors If you keep driving your vehicle with this light 1ESET 1 operation of your fuel, on, after a while the emission controls won't 0 ignition and emission work as well, your fuel economy won'tbe as good control systems. This light and your en'gine may not run as smoothly. This SERVICE should come on when the could lead to costly repairs not covered by your ENGINE SOON ignition is on, but the warranty. engine is not running, as a check,to'show you it is working.

If it does not comeon at all, haveit fixed right away. If it stays on, orit comes on while you are driving,'the computer is indicating that you have a problem.You should take your vehiclein for servicesoon.

,I. /\ .. .(I - Low Oil Level Light Security Light Your engine is equipped’ This light willcome on wiih an oil level monitoring I when you turn the key to system. Whenthe ignition start and stayon until the key is turned on, theLOW vehicle starts.It will also OIL LEVEL light will come on and stay onif your LOW.O(L briefly flash. If the light key is too dirty or wet for LEVEL ‘doesnot flash,have it fixed RESET the PASS-Key% system to V - , -1 so it will be ready to warn read the resistor pellet. I 8 I n you if there’s a problem. I ‘A‘n-1 , . 80 If the light stays on,,stop the vehicle ona level surface If the resistor pelletis damaged or missing, the light will and turn theengine off. Check the oil level using the flash. engine oil dipstick. (See “Engine Oil”in the Index.) If If you’re driving and the securitylight comes on thti light does not flash,have the low oil level sensor and remains on, yourPASS-Key’II system is not system repaired so it will be ready to warn you if there’s working pro erly. Your vehicle is not protected by a problem. PASS-Key 211, and you shouldsee your retailer. The oil level monitoringsystem only checks oil level during the brief period between key on andengine crank. It doesnot monitor engine oil level when the engine is running. Additionally,an oil level check.is only performed if theengine has been turnedoff for-a considerable periodof time, allowing the oil normally in circulation todrkn back into the oil pan.

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Head-Up ,Display (Option) When you sit straight in your seat, the HUDimage will appear slightly to the right. If you have the Head-Up Display (HUD), you can see the speedometer reading, in English or metric units, When the ignition key is turned to RUN,all possible displayed “through” the windshield. HUD images will come on. Then the Head-Up Display will operate normally. The HUD also shows these lights when they are lit on the instrument panel:

0 Turn Signal Indicators NOTICE: 1.

0 High-Beam Indicator Symbol Although the HXJD image appears to be near the front of the vehicle, do not use it as a parking aid. Low Fuel Symbol The .HUD was not designed for that purpose.If Oil Warning Symbol you try to use it that way,-suchin,a as parking 0 Coolant Temperature.Symbo1 lot, you may misjudge distance and run into something. Charging System Symbol J

2-55 . .. 2. Adjust your seat,if necessary, to a comfortable position. ' 3. Press the up arrowon the image switch until the HUD image stops moving. Then press the down arrow until the image is as low as possible but in full view. 4. Turn the HUD dimmer dial down until theHUD image is no brighter than necessary.To turn the HUD off, turn the dial all theway down. If the sun comes out, it becomes cloudy,or if you turn on your headlamps, you may needto adjust theHUD brightness again. Polarizing sunglasses could make the HUD image harder to see. To adjust the HUD so you can seeit properly: 1~.Start your engine and turnthe HUD dimer dial all I the,way up. When the headlamps are off, the HUD image will be ata preset daytime brightness. When the headlamps are on, the HUD image brightness is controlled by the dimmer dial.

2-56 hshthe CareHead-Up-Display of the ENGLISHMETRIC switch to change the speedometer from English to metric, or metric to English. The switch is on the instrument panel, to the left of the steering-column.

If you don't have the switch, youcan't change the display.

Clean the insideof the windshield as neededto remove any dirt or film thatreduces the sharpness or clarity'of the HUD image. To clean the HUD, spray household glass cleaner on a soft, clean cloth. Wipethe HUD lens gently, then dryit. Do not spray cleaner directly on the lens because the

" cleaner could leak into the unit.

2-57 ,If the HUD Image Is Not Clear.

0 Is the HUD image too bright? Are the windshield and HUD.lens clean? Your windshield is part of the HUD system.If you ever have to havea new windshield,be sure to get one designed for HUD. If y9u don't, the-HUD image may

look blurred andout of focus. ,

I' ' Section 3 Comfort Controls and Au,dio Systems

In this section you'll find out how to operate the comfort With this system, you can control the heating, cooling ' control systems and audio systems offered with your and ventilation in your vehicle. The system works best if Oldsmobile. Be sure to read about the particular system you keep your windows closed while using it. supplied with your vehicle. System Controls Air Conditioning with Electronic Controls Fan ,Knob The left knob selects theforce of air you want. To turn the fan off, turn the knob to OFF.The fan must be on to run the air conditioning compressor.

Temperature I(nob The center knob changes the temperature of the .air coming through the system. Turn this knob toward red (clockwise) for warrner air. Turn it toward blue (counterclockwise) for cooler air.

3-1 Mode Knob The right knob has several settings to control the ., direction bf air flow. For each setting, set the

temperatureto a comfbrtable setting. I "AX: This setting recirculates muchof the air inside your vehicle andsends it through the instrument panel ogtlets. The air conditioningcompressor will run

automatically in this setting mless -the outside -' temperature is below 40°F (4.5"C). (Even when the compressor is runhing, yducan control the temperature.) .+e /J VENT: This setting brings in outside air and directs it through theinstrument panel outlets. -bo ?# BI-LEVEL: This setting brings in outside air and directs it twoways. Half of the air is directed through the instrument panel outlets. Mostof the remaining airis directed through thefloor ducts and a little to the defi-ost

andside window vents. ' . 0 Ir/r FLOOR: This setting sends most of the air

I through the ducts near the floor.The rest comes outof' the defroster andside window vents.

3-2 Air Conditioning Heating On very hot days,open the windows long enough to let On cold days useFLOOR with thetemperature knob all hot inside air escape. This reduces the time the the way in the red area. The system will bringin outside compressor has to run, whichshould help fuel economy. air, heatit and sendit to thefloor ducts. For quick cool-down on very hot days,use MAX with If your vehicle has anengine coolant heatkr, you can use the temperature knob all the way in theblue area. If this it to helpyour system provide warm airfaster when it's

setting is used.for long periods of time, the airin your cold outside(0" F (-18 O C)or lower). An engine coolant- vehicle may become too dry. heater warms the coolant yourengine and heating system use to provide heat. See "Engine Coolant For normal cooling on hot days, useVENT with the Heater" in the Index. temperature knob in the blue area and theNC'button pushed in. The system will bring in outsideair and cool it. Ventilation On cool but sunny days, the sun may warm your upper For mild outside temperatures when little heating or body, but your lower body may not be warmenough. cooling is needed, useVENT to direct outsideair through You can use BI-LEVEL with the,terhperature knob in your vehicle. Your vehicle also has the flow-through the middle and the A/Cbutton pushed in. The system ventilation system described later in this section. will bringin outside air and directit to your upper body, while sending slightly warmedair to your lower body. Defogging and Defrosting Windows

You may notice this temperature difference more at . ' some times than others. Your system' has two settings for clearing the frontand side windows.To defrost the windows'quickly, use DEFROST withthe temperature knob all the way in the red area. To warrn passengers while keeping the windows' clean, use QEFOG.


3-3 Air Conditioning with Automatic and System Controls Auxiliary Temperature Control Fan Knob The left knob selects the forceof air you want when the system is not in AUTO.The display will show the speed. To turn the systemoff, push the knob. Driver TemperatureKnob The right knob sets the temperaturefor the entire system when the light on thePASS button isn’t lit.If the light is lit, the knob sets thetemperature for the driver. Turn the knob toward red (clockwise) r&iseto the temperature. Turn it toward blue (counterclockwise) to lower the temperature. The display will show your selectionfor a With this system you set a temperature.You can then few seconds, then the outsidetemperature will show. If either let the system adjust air flow and force to you push the knob, the system will control fanthe speed maintain the temperature, oryou can manually adjust and air flow. AUTO will showon the display. 1 the flow and force, The system works best if you keep 1 your windows closed while usingit. Passenger Temperature Knob RECIRC: This setting recirculatesmuch of the air inside your vehicle andsends it through the instrument The knob on the passenger's panel outlets. The air conditioningcompressor will run door adjusts the air automatically in this setting unless the outside .temperature on the temperature is below 40°F (4.5"C). passenger's side so it is warmer orcolder- than -the UPPER: This setting brings in outside air and directsit temperature set by the through theinstrument panel outlets. driver. BI-LEV. This setting brings in the outside air and directs it two-ways.Half of the air is directed through the instrument panel outlets.Most of the remaining air is directed through the floor ducts and littlea to the defrost and side window vents. Push the PASS button on thesystem face so the light LOWER: This setting sends most of the air through the on it is lit. Turn the knob on the door toward red ducts' near the floor. The rest comes out of the defrost (clockwise) to raise the temperature. Turnit toward blue and side window vents. (counterclockwise) tolower the temperature. DEFOG: This setting allows halfof the air togo to the Mode Buttons floor ducts and half to the defrost andside window vents. The center panel has' several settings to control the direction of air flow when the system is not in 'AUTO. DEF: This setting directs mostof the air through the The indicator light on the button will glow whenthe defrost and side window vents. Some of the air goesto button is pressed. the floor ducts.The air conditioning compressor will run automatically in this setting unless the outside temperature is below 40°F (4.5"C). Automatic Control For normal cooling on hot days, use UPPER with the A/C button pushedin. The system will.bring in outside For themost efficient operation,you ,should.setthe air and coolit. system temperature and press the knob.The system will select the best fan speed and air flow, settings to keep On cool but .sunny days, the sun may warm your upper, you comfortable.The air conditioning compressor will body, but your lower body may not be warm enough. run if the outsidetemperature is above40°F (4.5 ” C). You can use BI-LEV with the A/C’ button pushedin.’ YOU maynotice a delay of three to four minutes before The system will bringin outside air and directit to your the fan comes on. upper body, while sending slightly warmed air to your lower body. You may notice this temperature difference Manual Control more at some timesthan.others. If you prefer to manually control the heating, cooling Heating and ventilationin your vehicle, push UPPER, BI-LEV, On cold days use LOWER.The system will bring in LOWER, DEFOG orDEE AUTO will go off the display. Set the system to thetemperature and fan outside air, heatit and send it to thefloor ducts. speed you want.The system will try to maintain the If your vehicle hasan engine coolant heater,you, can use temperature you set using the mode you select.The it to help yoursystem provide warm air faster when it’s following suggestions will help the system run more cold outside (0°F (-18°C) or lower). An engine coolant efficiently in manual mode. heater warms the‘coolant yourengine and heating system use to provide heat.See “Engine Coolant Air Conditioning Heater” in the Index. On very hot days, open the windows long enough to Ventilation let hot insideair escape. This reduces the time the compressor has to run, which should helpfuel economy. For mild outside temperatures when little heatingor cooling is needed, use-UPPERto direct outsideair through For quick cool-down on very hot days, use RECIRC.If your vehicle. Your vehicle also has the flow-through this settingis used for long periodsof time, the airin ventilation system described later inthis section. your vehicle may become toodry. 3-6 - Defoggingand Defrosting Windows Donotattach anything like a temporaryvehicle license or decal across thedefogger grid. Your system has two settings for clearing the front and side windows. To defrost the windows quickly,use DEF. To warm passengers while keeping the windows clean, , NOTICE: use DEFOG. Don’t use a razor blade or something else sharp Rear Window Defogger on the inside of the rear window.If you do, you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn’t be covered by your warranty.

The rear window.defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. Press the button to turn the defogger on. It will turn itselfoff after about ten minutes. If you turn it on again, the defogger will only run for,about five minutes before turning off. You can 1 also turn it off by pressing the button again.

3-7 Flow-Through Ventilation System Audio Systems Your vehicle's flow-through ventilation system supplies Your [email protected] system has been designed to operate outside air info the vehicle whenit is moving. Outside easily and give yearsof listening pleasure.You will get air will also enter the vehicle when the air conditioning the most enjoyment outof 'it if you acquaint yourself with fan is running. it first. Find out what your [email protected] do and how . ,to operdte all its controls,to be sureyou're getting the most Ventilation Tips out of the advanced engineering that went into it. I Keep the hood and fkont air inlet free of ice, snow or any other obstruction,such- as leaves. The heater and Setting the Clock defroster will work far better, reducing the chanceof You can set the-clock with the ignition onor off. fogging the insideof your windows. 1. Press and hold HR until the correct hour appears. , When you enter a vehicle in cold weather, set the The letter A or'-Pmay appearin'the display for,AM mode toFLQOR or LOWER and the fan to .the or PM. highest speedfor a few moments before driving off. 2. Press and holdMN until the correct minute appears. This helps clear the intake ,ductsof snow and moisture and reduces the chanceof fogging the inside of your windows. '0 Keep the air path under the frontseats'clear of objects. This helps air to circulate throughout your vehicle. until the display flashes. If you press the button when the ignition is off, the clock will show for a'few seconds. Finding a Station AM/FM: Press this buttonto get AM, FM1 or M.2. The display shows your selection. TUNE:'Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turnit to choose radio stations. Push the knob back in when you're not using it. SEEK: Press the up ordawn arrow to go to the next higher or lower station. The sound will be muted while seeking. Presets: The five pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations-You can set up to -15stations (5 AM, AM/I?M Stereo Radio 5 FM1 and 5 FM2). Playing the Radio 1. Press AMm'to select the band.

Push PWR to turn the system on or off. 2. Find the station you want. .. VOL: Turn this knob clockwise to increase volume. 3. Press .andhold one of the five numbered buttons. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease volume 4. The sound will mute.When it returns, release the RCL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being button. Played Or the 'lock To change what is nomallY Wheneveryou press that numbered button, the station shown on the display (station or time), press the button you set will return. I until you see the display you want, then holdthe button

3-9 SCAN: Press this button and release to listen to stations TREB: Press this knob lightlyso it extends..Then pull a few seconds.The radio will go to a station, stopfor a the knob all the way out. Turnit to increase or decrease few seconds, thengo on to the next station. Press the treble. The middle position is a detent. button again to stop scanning.The sound will be muted Push the knob backin when you’re not usingit. while scanning, and SCAN will appear on the display.If you-

3-10 Optional AWMStereo ‘Radios Your Oldsmobile may have a radio with a cassette tape player, a compact disc player or both.To play the radio, follow the instructions earlier in this manualunder “AM/FM Stereo Radio.” For other features, see the following instructions for the feature your radio has. If your radio has acassette tape player or a compact disc player, it will also have automatic tone control: TONE: This feature allows you tochoose preset treble and bass equalization settingsdesigned for jazz, vocal, pop, rock and classical stations.JAZZ will appear on the display when youfirst pre.ss TONE. Each‘time.you press it, another setting will appearon the display. Pressit again after CLASSIC appears, and MANUAL will appear. Tone control will return to the treble and bass Playing a Cassette Tape knobs. Also, if you use the treble and bassknobs, The longer side with the tape visibleshould face to the control will return tothem and MANUAL will appear. right. If the ignition ison, but the radio is off, the tape You can set an equalization setting witheach preset will begin playing.If you hearoothing or heai a garbled station. After you tune inthe station, press TONEto sound, the tape may notbe in squarely. Press EJECT toI choose the equalization setting for the station.’Then remove the tape and start over. press and boldthe numbered preset button.

3-11 If E and a number appearin the display, the tape won’t SEEK: Press the upor down arrow to search for the play becauseof an error. next or previous selection on the tape.Your tape must have at least four secondsof silence between each E10: The tape is tight, and the player can’t turn the selection for tape hubs. Remove the tape. Holdthe tape with the SEEK to work. ’ . .: open end down and tryto turn the right hub SCAN: Press this button to listen to each selection for a counterclockwise with’apencil. Turn the tape over few seconds.The tape will goto the next selection, stop ., -:;I. and try to turn the right hub.If the hubs do not turn for a few seconds, then go onto the next selection. Press

.I .,X easily, your tape may be damaged and should not be the button again to stop scanning.The sound will be -- , . 1 -.).:,?... used in the player. Try a new tapeto make sure your muted while scanning, and SCAN will appearon the ... ~ p1 .-- a :.. player is working properly. display. i( - :@. ’i / ’-. .:, Ell: The tape is broken. . , *:,.;) ,’..’!’. . REV: Press this button to reverse the tape rapidly. Press ’ .,K . ’ I. itagain to play the tape. E12 Communication problem. While the tapeis playing, use the VOL, FADE, BAL, FWD: Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the button again to play the tape. TREB and BASS controls just as you do for the radio. Other controls may have different functions when a tape PROG: Press this button to change the side of the tape is inserted. The displaywill show TP andan arrow to thatis playing. show which sideof the tape is playing. NR: Press this button to reduce background noise. Your tape bias is set automatically. Whena metal or [email protected] Noise Reduction manufactured under license chrome tape is inserted, HI-BIAS appears on the from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. display. If you want to insert a tape when the ignitionis “Dolby” and [email protected] symbol are trademarks of Dolby off, first press EJECT or RCL. Laboratories Licensing Corporation.

3-12 A”: Press this button to play the radio whena tape is playing. The tape will stopbut remain in the player. TAPE: Press this button tochange to the tape function when the radio is on. A box will appear around TP on the displaywhen the tape is active. EJECT: Press this button toremove the tape. The radio will play. Cln: This message may appear on the display. If it does, your cassette tape playerneeds to be cleaned. It will still t. play tapes, but you should clean it.assoon as possibleto prevent damage to your tapesand player. See “Care of Your Cassette Tap,ePlayer” in the Index. After you clean

k? the player, press andhold EJECT for five seconds to I ‘b reset the Cln indicator. “- - -” will appear in the display to show the indicator was reset. Playing a CompactDisc Insert a disc partwayinto the slot, label side up. The player will pullit in. If the ignitionis on, but .the radio is off, the disc will begin playing. If YOU want to insert a disc,,when,the ignition is off, first press EJECT. If you’re driving on a very rough road, the disc may not play and ERR may appear on the display.The disc should play when the road gets smoother.If ERR appears on the display and the disccomes ‘backout, it could be that: The disc is upside down. 3-13 .. I. ,. , I .. -It isdirt); scratched or Wet. FWD: Press andhold,this button to advance to a passage quickly. You -will hear sound at a reduced It is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try . . again. volume. The display will show elapsed time. J COW: Pressthisbutton make to soft andloud RCL: Press this button to see which track is playing. Press it again- withinfive seconds tosee how long it has passages more nearly equal in volume. COMP will been playing. (elapsed time).To change whatis normally appear on the display. shown on the display (track or elapsed time), press the RDM: Press this button to hear the tracks in random button .until yousee the display you want, then hold the. order. Press it again toturn off random'play. . button until the display flashes. ' , " AM/FM: Press this buttonto play the radiowhen.a disc

SEEK: Press the down mow to go to the start of the 3;'. is playing. The disc will stop but'remain in the player.

' current track, if more than eight seconds. have,piayed: 8'' CD: Press this button tochange.to the disc function '. 8 Press theup arrow to to the next track.If you hold- go when the radiois on. The disc will start playing atthe the button or pressit more than once, the player will point where it was stopped. A box will appear around 1 continue miwing backor forward through the disc. CD on the display when the disc is active.

-button again- stopto scanning. - - youturnIf off theignition radioor with disc a in the player, it will stay in the player. When ,you turn'on the REV: Press and hold this button to returna topassage ignition or system, the disc will start playing whereit quickly. You will hear sound at a reduced volume.The was stopped. I display will show elapsed time. ,

3-14 TAPE CD: Press this button tochange to the taDe or disc function when the radio-is on.Ifboth a tap; and a disc are installed, thesystem will first go to tape play; a box will appear around TP on the display.If TAPE CD is pressed again, thesystem will go to disc play; a box

'8 '8 will appear around CD on the'display. EJECT: Press this buttonto remove the disc or tape. The item with a boxaround it in the display will eject,

,,and the radio wi€l play. THEFTLOCK" Your system has this feature if it shows THEFTLOCK on its face. THEFTLOCKis a theft-deterrent feature that can be used or ignored. If you ignore it, your system will play normally.I€ you use it, your system can't be Playing Both Cassette Tapes and Compact .Discs turned onif it is stolen because it locks anytime battery If your system has both acassette tape player and a power is removed. To unlock it, a code must be entered. compact disc player,most of the functions work as These instructions will tell you how to entercode a into described above. The only unique fezares are noted ,your system. They also .tell you howunlock, to the below. . system with yourcode and how to shut offthe NR: Press this button to makesoft and loud pi ages THEFTLOCK system. more nearly equal in volume. COMP will appear on the display. If you lose or forget your code andcmnot unlock the system, contact your retailer.

3-16' .. a Disabling THEFTLOCK Understanding Radio Reception If you want toturn off THEFTLOCK, you will need to FM Stereo enter your code.If you lose or forget your code,see your retailer. EM Stereo will give you the best sound,but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (14 to 45 km). Tall 1. Turn the ignition on and the radio off. buildings or hills can interfere withFM signals, causing 2. Press the 1 and 4 preset buttons at the same time and the sound tocome and go. hold until SEC shows on the display. AM You now have only 15 seconds between each of the following steps. The range for most AM stations is greater thanfor F”, especially at night. The longer range, however, can 3. Press MN and “000” will appear on the display. cause stations tointerfere withveach other. AM can also 4. Press MN again and hold until the last two digitsof pick up noise from things like storms and power lines. your code appear. To lower this noise, try reducing the treble level. 5. Press and holdHR until the first digit or digitsof Tips about Your Audio System your code appear. Hearing damagefrom loud noise is almost undetectable 4. Press AM/FM after you make sure the code matches until it is toolate. Your hearing. can adapt to higher !lie one you wrote down.“- - -” should appear on the volumes of sound. Sound that seemsnormal can be loud display, meaning your system is unsecured. If SEC and harmful to your hearing. Take precautions by appears, you enteredthe wrong code and the system adjusting the volume control on your radio to a safe is still secured. sound level before your hearing adapts to it.

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To help avoid hearing lossor damage: Care of Your Cassette Tape Player Adjust the volume control to the lowest setting. A tape player thatis not cleaned regularly is subject to 0 Increase volume slowly until you hear comfortably reduced sound quality, ruining the cassette or damaging and clearly. the mechanism. Tape cassettes that are not properly stored in their plastic cases away ,from contaminants, direct sunlight, and extreme heat may not operate NOTICE: properly and could cause premature failureof the tape player. Before you add any sound equipment to your vehicle -- like a tape player, CB radio, mobile Your tape player should be cleaned with every50 hours of use to provide optimum performance.Your radio may telephone ortwo-way radio be sure you can -- display Cln to indicate that you have used your tape add whatyou want. If you can, it’s very player for 50 hours without resetting the tape clean important to do properly.it Added sound timer. If you notice a reductionin sound quality, equipment may interfere with the operationof regardless of when the tape player was last cleaned, try your vehicle’s engine, [email protected] or other playing a different cassette to see if the tapeor the tape systems, and even damage them. And, your player is at fault.If the second cassette resultsin no vehicle’s systems may interfere withthe improvement in sound quality, try cleaning the tape operation of sound equipment that hasbeen player. added improperly. Proper tape player cleaning shouldbe done with a So, before adding sound equipment,check with scrubbing action, nonabrasive cleaner cassette. Thisis a your retailer andbe sure tocheck Federal rules wet-type cleaning system that uses a cleaning cassette covering mobile radio and telephoneunits. with pads that scrub the tape headas the hubs of the cleaner cassette turn.To properly clean your tape player, follow the instructions with the cleaning cassette. If you I use this typeof cleaner, the radiomay display anerror' Care of Your Compact Discs and eject the cartridge. This is nongal and is the result of an added feature in the tape player that detects broken Handle discs carefully.Store them in th,eir original cases or other protective cases and awayfrom direct sunlight tapes. If an error occurs, you will need to insert the ; and dust. cleaning cassette atleast three times to thoroughlyclean If the surface of a disc is soiled, dampen a the tape player. clean, soft cloth,in a mild, neutral detergent solution and clean it, wiping from the center to the edge. You may prefer to use a non-scrubbing action, wet-type cleaner. This type of cleaner uses a fabrio belt to clean Be sure never to touch the signal surface whenhandling the tape head.This type of cleaner cassette willnot- discs. Pick up discs by grasping the outeredges or the cause an error, but it may not ckan the tape player as edge of the hole and the outer edge. thoroughly as the scrubbing-type cleaner. Fixed Mast Antenna n scrubbing action cleaner is available through your The fixed mastantenna can withstand most washes retailer (GM Part No. 12344600). without being damaged.If the mast shouldever become Cassettes are subject'to wear, and the sound quality may slightly bent, you can straightenit out by hand. If the degrade over time. Always verify that the cassette tape mast is badly bent, asit might beby .dals, you should is in good condition and the tape player is clean before replace it. I obtaining service on your tape player. Check everyonce in a while to be sure the mastis still tightened tothe fender.

3-19 :Power Antenna Mast Care NOTICE: Your power antenna will lookits best and work well if I it’s cleaned from timeto time. To clean the antenna Before entering an automatic carwash, turn off mast: your radio to make the power antennago down. 1. Turn on the ignition and radio to raise the antenna. This will prevent the mast frompossibly getting damaged. If the antennadoes not go down when 2. Dampen a clean cloth with mineral spirits or equivalent solvent. you turn the radiooff, it may be damaged or need to be cleaned. In either case, lower the 3. Wipe the cloth over the mast sections, removing any antenna by hand by carefully pressing the dirt. antenna down. 4. Wipe dry with a clean cloth. i. 5. Make the antenna go up and down by turning the If the mast portion of your antenna is damaged, you can radio or ignition off andon. easily replaceit. See your retail.er for a replacement kit 6. Then repeat if necessary. and follow the instructions in thekit.

NOTICE: Don’t lubricate the power antenna. Lubrication could damageit.


.. 3-20 .. . Steering Wheel Touch Controls 8S FAN: Press the up or down arrowsto increase or (Option) decrease fan speed. TEMP: Press the up or down arrows tochange the temperature setting for the driver. VOL: Press the up or downarrows to increase or decrease volume. SEEK: Press the buttonto tune to the next radio station. If a tapeor compact disc is playing, the player will advance to the next selection.

’ PROG: Press to play a station you have programmed on the radio preset buttons.

You can control certain comfort control and audio - system functions using the buttons on your steering wheel.

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3-22 .. .. ISection 4 Your Driving and the Road

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Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your Oldsmobile: Buckle up. (See “Safety Belts” inthe Index.) Defensive driving really means“be ready for anything.” On city streets, rural roads, or freeways,it means “always expect the unexpected.” Assume that pedestrians or other drivers are goingbe to careless and”makemistakes. Anticipate what they might do. Be ready for their mistakes. Rear-end collisions are about the most preventableof accidents. Yet they are common. Allow enough following distance. It’s the best defensive driving Here you’ll find information about driving on different maneuver, in both city and rural driving.You never kinds of roads and invarying weather conditions. We’ve know when the vehiclein front of you is going tobrake also included many other useful tips onldriving. or turn suddenly.

4-1 The obvious way to solve this highway safety problem ~ ’ Drunken Driving is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But Death and injury associated withdnnking and drivingis what if people do? How muchis “too much”if the I a national tragedy.. It’s the number one contributor to the driver plans to drive? It’s a lot less than many might 1 highway death toll, claiming ,thousandsof victims every think. Although it depends on each person and situation, year. here is some generalinformation.on the problem. Alcohol affects four thmgs that anyone needs to drivea The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)of someone ~ veEcle: who is drinking depends upon four things:

~ Judgment How much alcohol consumed 0 MuscularCoordination The drinker’s body weight

0 Vision 0 The amount of food that is consumed before and Attentiveness during drinking Police recordsshow-that almost halfof all motor The length of time it has taken the drinker to vehicle-related’deaths involve ‘alcohol.In most cases, consume the alcohol these deaths are the resultof someone who was drinking According to the American Medical Association, a ,’ and driving. In recent years; some 18,000 annual motor 180-pound (82 kg) person who drinks three 12-ounce vehicle-related deaths have been associated withthe use (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will endup with a of alcohol, with more- than300,000 people injured. BAC of about 0.06 percent. The,person would reach the 1 Many adults -- by some estimates, nearly half the adult same BAC by drinking three 4-ounce (120 ,ml) glasses ‘population-- choose neverto drink alcohol, so they of wine or three mixed drinksif each had 1-1/2 ounces never drive after drinking.For persons under 21, it’s (45 ml)of a liquor like whiskey, gin or vodka. -against the law in everyU.S. state to drink alcohol. i There are good medical, psychological and developmentd reasons for these laws. ,.

, 4-2 It’s the amount of alcohol that counts.For exmple, if the same person &ads three double martinis (3 ounce$ or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour, the person’s BAC would be close to 0.12 percent. A person who consumes fb.odjust before or during drinking will have a somewhat lower BAC level. There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men. Since alcohol is carriedin body water,this means that a woman generally willreach a higher BAC level than a

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1 'I i Anti-Lock Brakes (A S) Your Oldsmobile hasan advanced electronic braking system thatwill help preventa braking skid. This light on the instrument panel will come on briefly when you start vour vehicle. RPM X1000 I

When you start your vehicle, or whenyou begin to drive away, you may hear a momentary motor or clicking noise. And you may even notice that your brake pedal moves a little while this is goingon. This is the ABS system testing itself.If there’s a problem withthe anti-lock brake system, the anti-lockbrake system warning light will stay on or flash. See “Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light” in the Index.

.. The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than anydriver could. The computer is programmed tomake the most of available tire and.road conditions.

Here's how anti-lock works. Let's say the roadis wet. You're driving safely.Suddenly an animal juqps out in front of you. ' You slam on the brakes.Here's what happens withABS: A computer senses that wheelsare slowing down. If one You' can steer around the obstacle while braking hard. of the wheels is about to stop rolling, thecomputer will As you brake, yourcomputer keeps receiving updates on separately workthe brakes at each front wheel and at the wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. rear wheels. Remember: Anti-iock doesn’tchange the timeyou need ,_ Steering to getyour foot up to the brake pedal.If you get too close tothe .vehicle infront of you, you won’thave time to applyyour brakes if that vehicle suddenly. slows or stops. Always leave enough room up ahead to stop, evenIf you lose power steering assist because theengine though you have anti-lock brakes. stops or the systemis not, functioning,you can steer but it willtake much more effort. . .. To Use Anti-Lock Steering Tips Don’t pump the brakes.Just hold the brake pedal down and let anti-lock workfor you. You may feel the system Driving on Curves working, or you may notice some noise, but isthis It’s important to take curves at a reasonable speed. normal. When your anti-lock system is adjusting brake pressure to help avoid a braking skid, the LOW TRAC A lot of the “driver lost control” accidents mentioned on light willcome’on., See “Anti-Lock Brake System the news happen on curves. Here’s why: Active Light” in the Index. Experienced driver or beginner,each of us is subject to the samelaws of physics when driving on curves.The Braking .,inEmergencies traction of the against the road surface makes it Usti your anti-lock braking system whenyou’need to. possible for the vehicleto change its path when you turn With anti-lock, youcan steer andbrake at the same the front wheels.If there’s no traction, inertia will keep time. In many emergencies, steeringcan help you more the vehicle going in the same direction.If you’ve ever than even the very best braking. .‘ tried to steer a vehicle on wetice, you’ll understand this. The traction you can get in curvea depends on the condition of your tires and the road surface,$the angle at which the curve is banked, and your speed. While you’re in a curve, speed is theone factor you can control. Suppose you’re steering through a sharp curve. Then Steering in Emergencies you suddenly accelerate. Both controlsystems -- There are times when steering canbe more effective steering and acceleration-- have to do their work where the tires meet the road. Addingthe sudden acceleration than braking. Forexample, you come over a hill and can demand too muchof those places. You can lose find a truck stopped in your lane, or a car suddenly pulls control. out from nowhere, or a child darts outfrom between parked and stops right frontin of,you. You can What should you do if’thisever happens? Ease up on the avoid these problemsby braking -- if’you can stop in accelerator pedal, steer the vehiclethe way you want it time. But sometimes you can’t; there isn’t room. That’s to go, and slow down. the time for evasive action -- steering around the Speed limit signs near curves warn that you should problem. adjust your speed.Of course, theposted speeds are Your Oldsmobile can perform very well in emergencies based on good weather and road conditions. Under less like these. First apply your brakes.It is better to remove favorable conditions you’ll want togo slower. as much speedas you can from a possible collision. If you need to reduce your speed as’youapproach a Then steer around the problem, to the left or right’ curve, do it before you enter the curve, while your front depending on the,space available. wheels are straight ahead. Try to .adjust your speedso you can “drive” throughthe cye.Maintain a reasonabie, steady speed.Wait to accelerate until you areout of the curve, and then accelerate gently intothe straightaway.

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An emergency like this requires close attention and' a quick decision. Ifyou are holding the steering wheel at the recommended9 and 3 o'clock positions, you.can turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing either hand. But you have actto fast, steer quickly, and just as quickly straighten the wheelonce you have avoided the object.


,. The fact. that such emergency situations are always possible is a good reasonto practice defensive driving at all times and wear safety belts properly. 4-10 Passing Do not .get too close tothe vehicle you want to pass while you’re awaiting an opportunity. For one thing, The driver of a vehicleabout to pass another on a following too closelyreduces your areaof vision, two-lane highway waitsfor just the right moment, especially ifyou’re following a larger vehicle. Also, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, thengoes you won’t have adequate space if the vehicle ahead back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? suddenly slows or stops. Keep back a reasqnable Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane distance. highway is a potentially dangerous move, since the 0 When it looks like a chance to pass is ,coming up, passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncoming start to accelerate but stay thein right lane and don’t traffic for several seconds. A miscalculation, an errorin get too close. Time your moveso you will be judgment, or a brief surrender to frustrationor anger can increasing speed- asthe time comes to move intothe suddenly put the passing driver face to face with the other lane. If the way isclear‘to pass, you will have a worst of all traffic accidents -- the head-on collision. “running start” thatmore than makes upfor the So here are some tips for passing: distance you wouldlose by droppingback ...And if something happehs tocause you to cancel your pass, 0 “Drive ahead.” Look down the road, to the sides, and you need only slow down and dropback again and to crossroadsfor situations that might affect your wait for another opportunity. ’ passing patterns. If you have any doubt whatsoever about making a successful pass, waitfor a better time. 0 If other cars are lined up to pass a slow vehicle, wait your turn. But take care that someone isn’t tryingto 0 Watch for traffic signs, pavement markings, .and pass you as you pull out to pass the slow vehicle. lines. If you can see a sign up ahead that might Remember- toglance over your shoulder and check. ~ indicate a turnor an intersection, delay your pass.A the blind spot. broken center line usually indicates it’sall right to pass (providing the roadahead is clear).’Never cross a solid line on your sideof the lane or a double solid line, even if the road st ns empty of approaching traffic..

, 4-11 ...... : ‘ . .. ~ Check your mirrors,glance over your shoklder,and Loss of Control start your left lanechange signal before movingout of the right lane to pass. When you are far’enough Let’s review what driving experts say about what ’ ahead of the passed vehicle to see its frontin your happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering inside mirror, activate yourright$ lane ,change signal and acceleration) don’t have enough friction where the and move back intothe right lane. (Remember that tires meet .the roadto do what ‘the driver has asked. your right outside mirroris convex. The vehicleyou In any emergency, don’t give up. Keep trying to steer just passed may seem to be,farther away fromyou and constantly seek anes-c-gpe route or area.~f less than it really is.) danger. Try not to passmore than one vehicle at atihe on two-lane roads. Reconsider before passing thenext Skidding

vehicle. In a skid, a driver canlose , control.* of the vehicle. Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable 0 Don’t overtakea slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. care suited to existing conditions,and by not Even though the brake lights are not flashing,it.may be slowing down or startingtu turn. “overdriving” those conditions.But skids are always possibk. 0 If you’re being passed, makeit easy for the The three typesof skids correspondjo your following driver to get aheadof you. Perhapsyou Oldsmobile’s three control systems.In the braking skid cmease a,little to the right. your wheels aren’t rolling.In the steering or cornering skid, too much speed or steeringin a curve causes tires to slip and lose cornering force. Andin the acceleration skid too much throttle causes the driving wheelsto,spin. I

4-12 A cornering skid andan acceleration skid are best Driving at Night handled by easing yourfoot off the acce1,erator pedal.

If your. vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the ’’ accelerator pedaland’ quickly steer the way you want the vehicle to go. If you start steering quicklyenough,.your vehicle may straighten out. Alwaysbe ready for a second skid if it occurs. Of course, traction is reducedvvhen water, snow,ice, gravel, or other materialis on the road. For safety, you’ll want to slow down and adjust your driving to these conditions. It is important to slow down on slippery surfaces because stopping distance will ,be longerand vehicle‘ control more limited.

While driving-on a surface with reduced traction, try . your best toavoid sudden steering, acceleration, or braking (including engine braking by shifting to alower I ~ gear). Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You may pot realize the surface is slippery until your vehicle is skidding.Learn to recognize warning clues -- Night driving is rnore’dangerous than day driying. One such as enough water, ice or packed snowon the road to reason is that some drivers are likely beto impaired--- make a “mirrored surface” -- and slow down when you by alcohol or drugs, with night visionproblems, or by . have any doubt. fatigue. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps Here are some tips on night driving. avoid,only the braking skid. 0 Drive defensively. -

’ Don’t drink anddrive. 4-13 ,. Adjust your inside rearview mirror toreduce the You can be temporarily blindedby approaching lights.It

. glare from headlamps behind you. can take a second or two, or even several seconds,for ,e Since you can’t see as well, you may needto slow your eyes to readjust to the dark. When you faced are down and keep morespace between you .and other with severe glare (asfrom a driver who doesn’t lower the high beams, or a vehicle with misaimed headlamps), . .. :vehicles. slow down a little. Avoid staring directly into the Slow down, especiallyon higher speed roads.Your approaching lights. beadlpps can light up onlyso much road ahead. Keep your windshield and allthe glass on your vehicle In remote areas, watch for animals. clean -- inside and out.Glee at night is made much If you’re tired, pull off the road in a safe place and worse by dirt on the glass. Even the insideof the glass rest. can build up a film causedby dust. Dirty glass makes lights dazzle and flash more than clean glass would, Night, Vision making the pupils of your eyes contract repeatedly. No :one can see as wellat night as in the daytime. But as Remember that your headlamps lightup far lessof a we get older these differences increase.A 50-year-old roadway when you arein a turn or curve. Keep your driver may requireat. least twice as much light tosee the eyes moving; thatway, ips easier to pick out dimly same thing at night as a 20-year-old. lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be checked regularlyfor proper aim,SO should youreyes What you do in the daytime can also affect your night be examined regularly. Some drivers sufferfrom night vision. For example, if you spend the day in bright. blindness 3- the inability tosee in dim light -- and aren’t sunshine you are wise to wear sunglasses.Your eyes will even awareof it. have less trouble adjusting to night.Bat if you’re driving, don’t wear sunglasses at night. They may cut down on glarefrom headlamps, but they alsomake a lot of things invisible.

4-14 .... . Driving in the Rain The heavier the rain, the harder it is to see. Evenif your windshield wiper blades are in goodshape, a heavy rain can make it harder to see road signs and traffic signals, pavement markings, the edge of the road, and even people walking. It’s wise tokeep your wipingequipment in good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they show signsof streaking ormising areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to separatefrom the inserts.

i Rain and wet roadscan mean driving trouble. On a wet road you can’t stop,aGcelerate or turn aswell because your tire-to-road tractionisn’t as, good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don’t have much treadleft, you’ll get even less traction.. It’s always wise togo slower and be cautious if rain starts tofall while you are driving. The surface may get wet suddenly when your reflexes are tuned for driving on.dry pavement. . 4-15

~~ I Driving too fast through large water puddles or even Hydroplaning doesn’t .happen often. Butit can if your going through some car washes can cause problems, too. tires haven’t much treador if the pressurein one or The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. more is low. It can happenif a lot,of water is standing on But if you can’t, try to slow down before you hit them. the road.If you can see reflectionsfroin trees, telephone poles, or other vehicles, and raindrops “dimple” the water’s surface, there could be hydroplaning. 1 Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. There just isn’t a hard andfast rule about hydroplaning.The best adviceis to slow down whenit is iaining. Some Other Rainyweather Tips 0 ,Turn on your low-beam headlights-- not just your parking lights-- to help make you ,more visibleto others. 0 Besides slowing down, allow some extra following Hydroplaning distance. And be especially carefbl when you pass another vehicle. Allow yourself more clear room Hydroplaning is dangerous.So much water can build up ahead, and, be prepared to have your view restricted under your tires that theycan actually ride on the water. by road spray. This can happenif the roadis wet enough and you’re going fast enough. When your vehicleis hydroplaning, 0 Have good tires with proper tread depth. (See it has little or no contact with the road. “Tires” in the Index.)

! City Driving Here are ways to increase your safetyin city driving: Know the best way toget to where you are going. Get a city map and plan your trip into an unkriown part of the city just as you wouldfor .a cross-country trip.

0 Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities. You’ll save time and energy. (See the next part, “Freeway Driving.”) Treat a green light as a warning signal.A traffic light is there because the corner is busy enoughto need it. When a light hulls green, andjust before you start to move, check both waysfor vehicles that havenot cleared the intersection or may be running the red light.

One of the.biggest problems with city streets isthe amount of traffic on them. You’ll wantto watch out for what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to traffic signals.

3 Once you are m,oving onthe freeway, make certain you Is your vehicle readyfor a long trip? If you keep it allow a reasonablefollowing distance. Expect to move serviced and maintained, it’s ready to go.If it needs slightly slowerat night. service, have it done before starting out.Of course, When you want toleave the freeway, move to theproper you’ll find experienced and able service expertsin lane well in advance. If you-miss your exit do not, under Oldsmobile retailers all across North America. They’ll be ready and willingto help any circumstances, stop andback up. Drive on to the if you needit. next exit. Here are some things youcan check before a trip: The exit ramp can be curved, sometimes quite sharply. 0 ,: Is the reservoirfull? Are The exit speed is usually. posted. all windows clean insideand outside? Reduce your speed according to your speedometer,not 0 Wiper Blades: Are theyin good shape? to your sense of motion. After drivingfor any distance 0 Fuel, Engine Oil, Other FZuids: Have you checked at higher speeds, you may tend to think yougoing are levels?all , slower’thanyou actually are. , 0 Lights: Are .they all working?Are the lenses clean? Before Leaving ona Long-Trip 0 Tires: They are vitallyimportant to a safe, Make sure you’re ready. Try tobe well rested. If you trouble-free trip. Isthe tread gaod enough for must start when you’re not fresh -- such as after a day’s long-distance driving? Are the tires all inflated to the recommended pressure? work .-- don’t plan to maketoo many miles thatfirst part of the journey.Wear comfortable clothing and shoes you 0 Weather Forecasts: What’s the weatheroutlook can easily drive in. along your route?Should you delay your trip a short time‘to avoid a major storm system? 0 Maps: Do you have up-to-date maps?

If you drive regularlyin steep country,or if you're planning to visit there,here are some tips that can make your trips safer andmore enjoyable. Keep your vehicle-in good shape. Check all fluid 1evel.s and. alsothe brakes; tires, coolingsystem and .. transaxle. These parts can work,hard on mountain roads. Know how to go down hills. The most important thing to know is this:let your' engine do some of the slowing down. Shift to a lower,gear when you go down asteep or long hill. e Know,how to gauphill. You may want to shift down to a lowergek The 1ower.gearshelp coolyour engine and tramaxle, andyou can climb thehill better., ,, Stay in your own lane when driving ontwo-lane roads iri hills or mountains. Don't swing wide or cut

'%across the center of the road, Drive at speeds that let you stayin your own lane. As you go over the top of a hill, be alert. There, dould be something in your lane, like a stalledca~ or an accident. You.m&ysee highway ,signs on mountains that warn ,of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, afalling rocks &ea,or winding roads. Be aleq to these aad'take appropriate action. 4-21 Winter Driving

Include an ice scraper, asmall brush or broom, a supply of .windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer Here are some tips for winter driving: clothing, a small shovel,.a flashlight, a red cloth, anda couple of reflective warning triangles.And, if you will Have your Oldsmobilein good shape for winter. Be be driving under severe conditidns, include a small bag sure yourengine coolant mix is correct. of sand, a pieceof old carpet ora couple of burlap bags You may want to put winter emergency supplies in to help provide .traction.Be sure you properly secure your trunk. these items in your vehicle.

4-22 Driving on Snow or Ice least traction of all. You can get “wet ice” when it’s about freezing (32°F; OOC) and freezing rain begins to Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the fall. Try to avoid driving on wetice until salt and sand road probablyhave good traction. crews can get there.

too.fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. ‘Your anti-lokk brakesimprove your ability to make a hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system, you’ll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on drypavement. See “Anti-Lock” in the Index. Allow greater following distance on any slippery road. Watch for slippery spots. The road might be fine until you hit a spot that’s coveredwith ice. On an otherwise clear road,ice patches may appearin shaded areas where the sun can’t reach: around clumps of trees, behind buildings, or urider bridges. Sometimes the surface of a curve or an averpass may remain icy when the. surrounding roads are clear. If What’s the worsttime for this? “Wet ice.” V&y cold you see a-patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on.But wet are on it. Try not to brake while you’re actually on ice can be even more,trouble because it may offer the the ice, and avoid‘sudden steering maneuvers.

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IF TIRES ARE HOT, ADD 4PSI/28KPa SEE OWNER’S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The other 1abel.isthe Certificationlabel, found on the rear edge of the driver’s door.It tells you the gross.’

Two labelspn your vehicle showhow much weight it weight capacity of your vehicle, called the GVWR . . may properly carry.The Tire-Loading Information label (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating).The GVWR includes the is inside the trunk lid. The label tells you the-- proper size, weight of the vehicle, all occupants,fuel and cargo. speed rating and recommended inflation pressuresfor Never exceed theGVWR for your vehicle orthe Gross the tires on your vehicle.It also givesyou important Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)for either the front orre* information about the number‘of people that canbe in axle. your vehicle and .the total weight you can carry.This If you do have a heavy load,spread it out. Don’t carry includes the weightof all occupants, cargo and all mop than 167 pounds (75 kg) in your trunk. nonfactory-installed options.

4-26 NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover partsor components that,fail because of overloading.

If you put things inside your vehicle -- like suitcases, tools, packages or anything else -- they .will go as fast as the vehicle goes.If you have to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, they’ll keep going.

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I NOTICE: Pulling a trailer improperly can damage your vehicle and resaltin costly repairs not covered by jour warranty. To pull a trailer correctly, follow the advice in this part, and see your Oldsmobile retailer for important information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. I

I If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer Three important considerations have to do with weight: If you do, here are some important points. Weight of the Trailer 0 There are may different laws, including speeci limit How heavy can a trailer safely be? restrictions, having to do with trailering. Make sure your rig will be legal, not onlywhere you live but It should never weigh more than 1,000 pounds(450: kg). also where you’llbe driving. A good source for this But even thatcan be too heavy. information can be state or provincial police. It depends on how you plan to use your rig.For 0 Consider using a sway control. example, speed, altitude,road grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicleis, used to pulla You can ask a hitch dealer about sway controls. trailer are all important. And,it can also depend on any 0 Don’t tow a trailerat all during the first 1000 miles special equipment that you have on your vehicle. (1 600 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, You can ask your retailerfor our trailering information axle or other parts couldbe damaged. or advice, or you can writeus at Oldsmobile Network,. 0 Then, during the first 500 miles (800 km) that you P.O. Box 30095, Lansing, MI 48909. tow a trailer, don’t driveover 50 mph (80 km/h)and In Canada, write to General Motorsof Canada Limited, don’t make startsat, full throttle. This helps your Customer Assistance Center, 1908 Colonel Sam Drive, engine and other partsof your vehicle wear in theat , Ontario LlH 8P7. heavier loads. 0 Obey speed limit restrictions when towinga trailer. Don’t drive faster than the’maximumposted speed for trailers (or no more than 55 mph (90 km/h))to save wear on your vehicle’s parts.


I Weight of Trailerthe Tongue -.< The tongue load (A) of any trailer is animportant weight to’measure becauseit affects the total capacity weight of your‘vehicle. The capaci,ty weight includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo you may carry in it, and the people who will be riding in the vehicle. And if you will tow a trailer, you must subtract the tongue load from your vehicle’s capacity weight because your vehicle will be carrying that weight, too.See “Loading Your Vehicle” in the’Index for .more information about your vehicle%maximum load capacity.

A I Hitches Safety Chains It’s important to have the correct hitchequipment. You should always attach chains between your vehicle Crosswinds, large trucks goingby, and rough roads are a and your trailer. Cross the safety chains under tongue the few reasons why you’ll need’theright hitch. Here are of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road some rules to follow: if it becomes separated from the.hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch 0 Will you have to make any holes in the bodyof your manufacturer or bythe trailer manufacturer. Followthe vehicle when youinstall a:trader hitch? If you do, manufacturer’s recommendation then be sure to seal the holeslater when you remove for attaching safety the hitch. If you don’t seal them, deadly carbon chains and do not attach themto‘the bumper. Always leave just enough slack monoxide (CO) from your exhaust can getinto your so you can turn with yourrig. vehicle (see “Carbon Monoxide”in the Index). Dirt And, never allow safety chains todrag on the ground. and water can, too. Trailer Brakes 0 The bumpers on your vehicle arenot intended for Because you have anti-lock brakes, do not try to tap into hitches. Do notattach rental lvtches or other your vehicle’sbrake system. If you do, both brake bumper-type hitches tothem. Use only a systems won’t work well,or at all. frsune-mounted hitch thatdoes not attach to the bumper. - I Driving with a Trailer Following Distance

Towing a trailer requires a certain amount of experience. Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle .ahead as-you - . Before setting out for the open road, you'll want to get would when driving your vehicle without a trailer. This$, to know your rig. AcquQint yourself with the feel of can help you avoid situations that require heavy br-it . ~... handling and braking with the added weightof the and sudden turns. trailer. And alwayskeep in mind that ,the vehicle you are driving is nowa good deal longer and notnearly as . Passing responsive youras vehicle is byitself. You'll need more passing distance upahead when Before you start, check the.trailer hitch and platform you're' towing a trailer. And, because you're a good deal (and attachments), safety chains, electrical connector, longer, you'll need to go much farther beyond the lights, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has passed vehicle before you can return to your lane. electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure Backing Up thebrakes are working. This lets youcheck ,your Hold the bottom of the steeringwheel with one hand. electricalconnection atthe same time.Then, tomove the trailer to the left, just movethat hand ,' During your trip, check occasionally to' be sure that the to the left.To move the trailer to the right, move your load is secure, and that the lights and any trailer brakes hand to the right. Always back up slowly and, if working. possible. have someoneare havestill possible. working. guide you.

?' Making’hrns trailer, a towing When the green arrowsyour on

.~ ~~~ ~ ~~ ~ instrument panel willflash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burnedoat. Thus, you may think drivers c e..NOTICE: behindyou It’sarenot. seeingaresignal whenyourthey , important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer Makingvery sharp turns while trailering could bulbs ‘bestill w’orking. cause the trailer to come in contact with the vehicle.Your vehicle could be damaged.Avoid DrivingOn Grades making very sharp turns while trailering. I- I Reduce speed and shift toa lower gear before you start down a long or steep downgrade. If you don’t shift When you’re turning with a trailer, make wider turns down, you mighthave to use your brakesso much that than normal.Do this so your trailer won’t strike soft they would get hot andno longer work well. shoulders, curbs,road signs, trees, or other objects. On a long uphill grade, shift down and reduce your Avoid,jerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal wellin speed to around 45 mph (70 kdh) to reduce the advance. possibility of engine and transaxle overheating. lhrn Signals When Towing a Trailer If you are towing a trailer, you may prefer to drive in THIRD (3) instead of DRIVE (D) (or, as you need to, a When you tow a trailer, your vehicle hasto have a different turn signal flasherand extra wiring. The green lower gear). arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turnor lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps will also flash, telling other drivers you’re about to turn, change lanes or,stop.

4-33 8’. . Parking onHills When You Are Ready to Leave After You really should not park your vehicle, with a trailer Parking o,n aHill attached, on a hill. If something goes wrong, your rig 1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down could start to move. Peoplecan be injured, and both^ while you: your vehicle and the trailercan be darnaged. Start your engine; But if you ever have to park your rig on a hill, here’s how to do it: Shift into a gear; and .I. Apply your regular brakes, but don’t shift into Release the parking brake. .. !PARK (P) yet. 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 2. ‘Havesomeone place chocks under the trailer wheels. 3. Drive slowly until the trailer isdear of the chocks. 3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the 4. Stop and have someone pickup and store the chocks. regular brakes until the chocksabsorb the load. Maintenance When Trailer Towing 4. Reapply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking brake, and then shift toPARK (P). Your vehicle will need service more often whenyou’re pulling a trailer.See the Maintenance Schedule for,more .on this. Things that are especiallyimportant in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don’t oyerfill), engine oil, belt, cooling system, .and brake adjustment. Each of these is covered in this manual, and theIndex will help you find them quickly.If you’re trailering, it’s a good ideato review these sections before you start your trip. Check periodically to see thatall hitch nuts and bolts are tight. 4-34, ISection 5 Problemson the Road

Here you’ll find what todo about some problems that Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others.They can occur on the road. also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps willflash on and off. Hazard Warning Flashers

Press the switch to make yourfront and rear turn si,gnal lamps flash on and off. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your keyis in, and even if the key isn’tin. To turn off the flashers, pressthe switch again. When the hazard warning flashers areon, your turn signals

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2. Get the vehicles close enougn so the jumper cables 4. Open the hoodsand locate the batteries. can reach, but be sure the vehicles aren’t touching each other. If they are,it could cause a ground connection you don’t want.You wouldn’t be able to start your Oldsmobile, and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems. You could be injuredif the vehicles roll.Set the parking brake firmlyon each vehicle. Putan automatic transaxle inPARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL (N). 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Turn off all 5. Find the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals lamps that aren’t needed, and radios.This will avoid on each battery. Your Oldsmobile hasa remote sparks and helpSave both batteries. Andit could positive (+) jump starting terminal.The terminal is save your radio! on the same sideof the engine compartmentas your battery. You should always use the remote positive (+) terminal insteadof the positive (+) “NOTICE: terminal on your battery. To uncover the remote . If you leave your radio on,it could be badly positive (+) termihal, lift the red plastic cap. damaged. The repairs wouldn’t be covered by 1 your warranty.


\ .. 6. Check that thejumper cables don’t have looseor missing insulation.If they do, you couldget a shock. The vehicles could be damaged, too. Before you connect the cables, hereare some basic things you should know. Positive(+) will .go to positive (+) and negative(-) will go to negative(-) or a metal enginepart. Don’t connect (+) to (-), or you’ll get a short that would damage the battery and maybe otherparts, too. 8. Don’t let the other: end l touch.metal. Connect it ’ toihe positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote

. . positive (+) terminal if the vehicle hasone.

,9. Now connect the black negative (-) cable to the 7. Conpect the red positive (+) cable topositive the (+) goodbattery’s negative tekninal of the vehicle with the battery.dead Use a (-) terminal.Don’t let remote positive (+>terminal if the vehicleone.has thetouch endother anything until the next step. The other end of the negativecable doesn’t go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted, metal part on theengine of the vehicle withthe dead battery;

5-5 10. Attach the cable at least18 inches (45 cm) away 13. Remove the cablesin reverse order to prevent from the dead battery, but not nearengine parts that electrical shorting. Takecare that they don't touch

move. The electrical connectionis just as goad each other or any other metal.I there, but thechance of sparks getting back tothe A. Heavy Metal Engine Part battery is much less. B . Good Battery 11. . Now start the vehicle with the good batteryand'run the engine for a while. C. DeadBattery 12. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery.If it won't start after a few tries,it probably needs service.

5-6 Towing Your Vehicle If your vehiclehas been changed or modified sinceit was factory-new by adding aftermarket items likefog lamps, aero skirting, or special tires and wheels, these instructions and illustrations may notbe correct. Before you do anything, turn on the hazard warning flashers. When you call, tell the towing service: That your vehiclecannot be towed from the front or rear with sling-typeequipment.

0 That your vehicle has front-wheel drive. The make, model, and year of your vehicle. Whether you can still move the shift lever.

0 If there was an accident, what was damaged. When the towing service arrives, let the tow operator know that this manual contains detailed towing instructions and illustrations.The operator may want Try to have a GM retailer or a professional towing to see them. service tow yourOldsmobile. The usual towing equipment is: A. Sling-type Tow Truck B. Wheel-lift Tow Truck C. Car Carrier

5-7 .. r. When your vehicleis being towed,have the ignition key off. The steering wheel should be clamped in a straight-ahead position, with a clamping device designed for towing service.DQ not use the vehicle’s steering column lockfor this. The transaxle shouldbe’in NEUTRAL (N) and the parking brake released. Don’,t have your vehicle towed on the front wheels, unless you must..If the vehicle ‘mustbe towed on the front wheels, don’tgo more than 35 mph (56 km/h) or farther than50 miles (80 km) or your transaxlewilLbe damaged. If these limits mustbe exceeded, then the front wheels haveto be supported on a dolly. Front Towing Hook-up Attach T-hook chains in front-of the, wheelsinto the

.e side slots of the cradle on both sides.

\ 5-9 NOTICE: Do not tow with sling-type equipmentor fascidfog lamp damagewill occur. Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could damage a vehicle. Damage can occur from vehicle to groundor vehicle to wheel-lift equipment. To help avoid damage, installa towing dolly and raise thevehicle until adequate clearanceis obtained between the ground and/orwheel-lift equipment. Do not attachwinch cables or J-hooks to suspension components when usingcar carrier equipment. Always use T-hooks inserted in the

; T-hook slots. Use wheel-lift or car carrier equipment. Additional ramping may be requiredfor car carrier equipment. Use safety chains and wheel straps. Attach a separate safety chain aroupd the outboard end of each.lower- control arm...... 'I' \ '

Rear Towing Hook-Up I Attach T-hook chains into the slots inthe bottom of the floor pan just ahead of

Use wheel lift or car carrier equipment. Additional ; ramping may be'required for car carrierequipment. Use safety chainsand wheel straps.

5-11 ,. Attach a separate safety NOTICE: chain around the outboard end of each lower control Do not tow with sling-type equipment or the rear arm. bumper valance will be damaged. Towing a vehicle over rough surfacescould damage a vehicle, Damage can occurfrom vehicle to ground orvehicle to wheel-lift equipment. To help avoid damage, installa towing dolly and raise thevehicle until adequate clearanceis obtained between the ground and/orwheel-lift equipment. Do not attachwinch cables or J-hooks to suspension components when usingcar carrier equipment. Always use T-hooks inserted in the. "-hook slots.


5-12 , .. Engine Overheating NOTICE: You will find a,coolant temperature gage and a w&ng light about a hot engine on yourinstrument panel. See If your engine catches fire because you keep “Engine Coolant Temperature Gage” and “Engine driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be Coolant Temperature WarningLight” in the Index. You badly damaged. The costly repairs wouldnot be also have a low’coolant light on yourinstrument panel. covered by your warranty. See “Low Coolant Light” in the Index. If Steam Is, Coming From Your Engine If No Steam Is Coming,FromYour Engine

If you get the overheat -warning butsee-or hear no ~ steam, the problem may not be too serious.Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you: Climb a long hill on a hot day.

0 Stop after high speed driving.

0 Idle for long periods in traffic.

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5-13 If you get the overheat warning with no sign of steam, tw this for a minuteor so: 1. Turn off your air conditioner. 2. Turn on your heater to full hotat the highest fan speed and open the windowas necessary. 3. If you're in a trafficjam, shift to NEUTRAL(N); otherwise, shift to the highest gear while driving-- DRIVE (D) or THIRD(3). If you no longer have the overheat warning,you can drive. Just tobe safe, drive slower for about ten minutes. If the warning doesn't come back on, you can drive normally. If the warning continues, pull over, stop, and park your vehicle right away. right vehicle 3.1L L82 (Code M) Engine If there's still no signof steam, you canidle the engine A. Coolantrecoverytank , for two or three minutes while you're parked, to see if B. Radiator pressure cap the warning stops. But then, if you still have the C. Electric engine fans warning, turn off the engine and get everyone out of the vehicle until it cools down. You may decide not tolift the hood but to get service help right away.

5-14 3.4L LO1 (Code X) Engine The coolant level should be at or above COLDthe mark. Y If it isn’t, you mayhave a leak in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, waterpump or somewhere else in the cooling system.

If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, don’t do anything else (untilit cools down. 5-15 How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven’t found a problem yet, but the’coolant level isn’t at theCOLD mark, add a50/50 mixture of clean water (preferably distilled) and a proper at the coolant recovery‘tank. (See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for more information about the proper coolant mix .)

NOTICE: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant isn’t coveredby your warranty.

If there seems to be no leak, with the engineon check to see if the electric engine fan(s) are running.If the engine is overheating, both fan(s) should be running.If they aren’t, your vehicle needs service.

5-16 NOTICE:

In cold weather, water can freeze and... , . i . crack,,thear engine, radiator, heater core and other parts.' Use the recommended coolant.

When the coolant in the coolant recovery tankis at the COLD mark, start your vehicle. If the overheat warning continues, there'sone more thing you can try.You can add the proper coolantmix directly to the radiator,but be sure the cooling systemis cool beforeyou do it.

5-17 NOTICE: Your engine has a specific radiator fill procedure. Failure to follow this procedure could cause your engine to overheat and be severely damaged.

1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no l6nger hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly to theleft until it first stops. (Don’t press down while turning.the pressure cap.) -

If you hear a hiss, wait for that to stop.A hiss means there is still some pressure left.

,5-18 .. 3. After the engine cools, open the coolantair bleed valve.


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,. I, . " "3;1L L82 (Code M) Engine 3.1L V6 (VIN Code M): There are two bleed valves. One is located on the thermostat housing. The otheris located on the thermostat bypass tube.

/ 5-19 4. Fill the radiator with the proper mix, up.to the base of the 'filler neck.

3.4L LQ1 (Code X) Engine 1 3.4L V6 (VIN Code X): There are two bleed valves. If you see a stream.of coolantcoming from an air They are located on the thermostat housing and heater bleed valve, close the valve. Otherwise, closethe- inlet pipe. valves after the radiatori.s filled. 5. Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from theengine and compartment. 6. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the COLD 8. Start the engine 'and letit run until you can feel the mark. - upper radiator hose getting hot.Watch out for the 7. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank,but engine fans. leave the radiator pressure cap off. 9. By this time the coolant level insidethe radiator filler neck may be lower.If the level is lower, add more of the proper mix through thefiller neck until the level reaches the baseof the filler neck.

5-21 ~. 10. Then replace the If a Tire Goes Flat ’ pressure cap. At any time during this It’s unusual for a tire to “blow out” while you’re driving, especially procedure if coolant if you maintain your tires properly.If air goes begins to flow out of out of a tire, it’s much more likelyto leak out slowly. the filler neck, reinstall But if you should ever have a “blowout,” here are a few tips about what to expect and what to do: the pressure cap. Be sure the arrowson the If a front tirefails, the flat tire will create a drag that pressure cap line up pulls the vehicle toward that side. Take your footoff the like this. accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly., Steer to maintainlane position, then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A rear blowout, particularly on a curve, acts much like a 11. Check the coolantin the recovery tank. The level in skid and may require thesame correction you’d usein a the coolant recovery tank shouldbe at the HOT skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot from the mark when the engineis hot or at the COLD mark accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control by when the engineis cold. steering the way you want the vehicle to go.It may be very bumpy and noisy, but you can still steer. Gently brake to a stop, welloff the road if possible. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows howuse to your jacking equipment to change flata tire safely.


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spacer [email protected] the spare .. . Turn the nut holdingthe jack and wrench. , ‘tire. counterclockwise remove ,it. Then remove , and ., the,jack and wrench.

I 5-25 a few inches. Position thejack under the vehicle and raise thejack lift head until it fits firmly into the notch in the vehicle's frame nearest the flat tire. -. ,


Put the compact spare tire near you.: ..

.. I. .. NOTICE: ,- Kaise the,velaicleby turning the jack handle clockwise.

Rasing your-vehicleWith the jack improperly ' I Raise the vehiclefar enough o€€-the,grsundfor the spare. positioned mi damage .thewehide or mqy allow tire to fit under the vehicle,. Remove allwheel nuts &d t the ,vehicl-e'. fall to. off the jack. Be-surito fit the take off !he flat tire.

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Don’t try to put the wheel cover on your compact spare tire. It won’tfit. Store the wheel cover in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced.

NOTICE: meel covers won’t fit on your compact spare.~f you try to put a wheel coveron your compact spare, you could damage the cover or the spare.

After you’ve put the compact spare tire on your vehicle you’ll need tostore the flat tire in your trunk. Use the following procedure to secure the flat tire in the trunk. Put the flat tire in the trunk so the side that faces out Put the bolt throughone of the wheel nut holes, install when it is on the vehicle isfacing down. The full-size the retainerover the bolt, then install the wing nut.Put tire will notfit down into the well. Place it so the front is the spacer and nut next tothe tire in the well.Store the in the well and the rea’is outof the well. cover as far forward as possible. i-

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Compact Spare Tire Although the compact spare was fully inflated when NOTICE: your vehicle was new,it can lose air after a time. Check Don’t take your compact spare through an the inflation pressure regularly.It should be 60 psi automatic car wash with guide rails.The (420 Pa). After installing thecompact spare on your compact spare can get caught on the rails.That vehicle, you should stop as soon as possible and make can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other sure your spare ‘tireis correctly inflated. The compact parts ,of your vehicle. spare ismade to perform well atposted speed limitsfor distances up to 3,000 miles (5 000 km), so,you can finish your trip andhave your full-size tire repaired or Don’t use your compact spire on some other vehicle. ’ replaced where you want. Of course, it’s best to replace And don’t mix yourcompact spare or wheel with other your spare with a full-size tire as soon as you can. Your wheels or tires. They won’tfit. Keep your spare and its spare will last longer andbe in good shape in case you wheel together. need it again. NOTICE: Tire chains won’t fit your compact spare.Using them will damage your vehicleand destroy the chains too. Don’t usetire chains on your compact spare.

5-31 If You’re Stuck: In .Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow NOTICE: ,. What you doh’t want to do when your vehicleis ,stuck is Spinning your:wheels can destroy partsof your to spin your wheels too fast.The method known as vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels %vocking”can help you get out when you’re stuck, but too fast while shifting your transaxle back and you must use caution. forth, you can destroy your transaxle.

For information >about using tire chainson your vehicle,

see “Tire Chains” in the Index. ~ Rocking your vehicle to get it out: First, turn your steering wheelleft and right. That will clear the area around your front wheels. Then shift back and forth between REVERSE (R) anda forward gear, spinning the -wheels as little as possible. Release the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightlyon the accelerator pedal when the transaxlein is gear. If that doesn’t getyou out after a few tries, you may need to be towed out.If you do need to be towed out,see “Towing Your Vehicle” in the Index. ISection 6 Serviceand Appearance Care rn

Here you willfind information about the care of your We hope you’ll want to keep your GM vehicle all GM. Oldsmobile. This section begins with service andfuel Genuine GM parts haveone of these marks: information, and then it shows how to check important fluid and lubricant levels.There is also technical information about your vehicle, and a part devotedto its - appearance care. Service Your Oldsmobile retailer knows your vehicle best and I- wants you to be happy withit. We hope you’ll go to your retailer for all your service needs. You’ll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people.

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Doing Your Own ServiceWork If you want todo some of your own service work, you’ll want toget the proper Oldsmobile Service Manual.It tells you much-moreabout how to service your Oldsmobile than this manual can.To order the proper service manual, see “Service Publications” in the Index. Your vehicle has an‘air bag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see “ServicingYour Air Bag-Equipped Oldsmobile” in the Index. You should keep a recordwith.all parts receipts and list the mileage and thedate of any service work you perform. See “Maintenance Record” in the Index.

NOTICE: If you try to do your own service work without bowing enough aboutit, your vehicle could be damaged.

6-2 ‘4 Fuel What about gasoline with blending materials that contain oxygen (oxygenates), such as MTBE or alcohol? Use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87octane or higher. It should meet specifications ASTMD4814 in MTBE is “methyl tertiary-butyl ether.”Fuel that is no the United States and CGSB 3.5-92 in Canada. These more than 15% MTBE is fine for your vehicle. fuels should have the proper additives, so you should not Ethanol is ethyl or grain alcohol.Properly-blended fuel have to addanything to the fuel. that is nomore than 10% ethanol is fine for your In the United States and Canada, it’s easy tobe sure you vehcle. get the rightkind of gasoline (unleaded). You’ll see Methanol is methyl or wood alcohol. UNLEADED right on the pump. Andonly unleaded nozzles willfit into your vehicle’sfiller neck. Be sure the posted octane.is at least 87.If the octane is NOTICE: less than 87, you may get a heavy knogking noise when Fuel that is more than 5% methanol is bad for you drive.If it’s badenough, it can‘damage your engine. your vehicle. DonTt use it. It can corrode metal If you’re using fuel rated at 87octane or higher and you parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic still’hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. and rubber parts. That damage wouldn’t b,e But don’t worry if you hear a little pinging noise when , covered under your warranty. And even 5% at or you’re accelerating or driving up a hill. That’s normal, less,, there must be “cosolvents”and corrosion and you don’thave to buy ahigher octane fuel to get rid preventers in this fuel to help avoid these of pinging. It’sthe heavy, constantknock that means problems. you have a problem. for Cleaner Air Fuels in Foreign Countries Your use of gasoline with deposit control additives will If you plan on drivingin another country outside the help prevent deposits from formingin your engine and U.S. or Canada, unleaded fuel may be hard to find.Do fuel system. That helps keep your engine in tune and not use leaded gasoline.If you use even one tankful, your emission control system working properly. It’s your emission controls won’t work wellor at all. With good for your vehicle, and you’llbe doing your part for continuous use, spark plugs can get fouled, the exhaust cleaner air. I system can corrode, and your engine oil can deteriorate Many gasolines are now blended with oxygenates. quickly. Your vehicle’s oxygen sensor will be damaged. General Motors recommends that you use gasolines with All of that means costly repairs that wouldn’t be covered these blending materials, suchas MTBE and ethanol.By by your warranty. doing so, you can help clean the air, especiallyin those To check on fuel availability, ask an auto club,or parts of the country that have high carbon monoxide contact a major oil company thatdoes business in the levels. country where you’ll be driving. In addition, some gasoline suppliersare now producing You can also write usat the following address for reformulated gasolines. These gasolines are specially advice. Just tellus where you’re going and give your designed to reduce vehicle emissions. General Motors Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). recommends that you use reformulated gasoline. By doing so, you can help clean the air, especially in those General Motors Overseas Distribution Corporation parts of the country thathave high ozone levels. North American Export Sales (NAES) 1908 Colonel Sam Drive You should ask your service station operatorsif their Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 gasolines contain deposit control additives and oxygenates, and if they have been reformulated to reduce vehicle emissions.


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~ NOTICE: If you need a new cap, be sure to get the right type. Your retailer can get one foryou. If you get the wrong type, it may not fitor have proper venting, and yourfuel tank and emissions system might be damaged.

Be careful notto spill gasoline. Clean gasolinefrom painted surfaces assoon as possible. See “Cleaning the Outside of Your Oldsmobile” in the. Index. When you put thecap back on, turnit to the right until you hear at least three clicks.

With the 3.4L LQ1 (Code X) engine, when youopen the hood, you’ll see: 1. Radiator Pressure Cap 7. Coolant Bleed Valves 2. Engine Coolant Reservoir 8. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick 3. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 9. Brake Fluid Reservoir 4. Electric Engine Fans 10. Air Cleaner 5. Engine Oil Dipstick 11. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6. Engine Oil Fill Cap 6-9 Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on c properly. Thenjust pull the hood down and closeit firmly.

, ‘I: ~. Engine Oil .. ’. .I If the LOW OIL LEVEL light on the instrument panel co-mes on,it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. LOW OIL For more information, see ,3.1L.L82(Code M) Engine LEVEL “Low Oil Level Light” in the Index. The engine oil dipstick handleis the yellow loop near the frontof the engine. Turn.off, the engine and give theoil a few minutesto drain back into the oilpan. If you don’t, theoil dipstick ’ You should check your engine oil level regularly; thisis might not show the actual level. an added reminder. It’s a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to getan accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle mustbe on level ground. When to Add Oil , If the oil is at or belowthe upper mark, then you’ll need to add some oil. But you must use the rightkind. This part explains’ whatkind of oil to use.For crankcase capacity, see “Capacities and Specifications” in the’ Index.

NOTICE: .. Don’t add too much oil.If your engine hasso 3.k 4L LQ1 (code X) Engine much oil that the oil level gets above the cross-hatched area that shows the proper To Check Engine Oil operating range, your engine could be damaged. Pull out the dipstick and cleanit with a paper towel-or cloth, then pushit back in all theway. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level.


~ ,What Kind of Oil to Use Oils of the proper quality for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the “Starburst” ‘symbol.The , “Starburst”’symbo1 indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute(API), and is preferred for use in your gas.oline engine. .. ,. If you change your ownoil, be sure you useoil that has the “Starburst” symbolon the frontof the oil 3.1L L82 (Code M) Engine 3.4L LQl (Code X) Engine , container. If you have your oil changed for you, be sure Just fill it enough to put the level somewherein the the oilput into yourengine proper operating range. Push the dipstick all way the is American Petroleum back in whenyou’re through. Institute certified for. gasoline .

You should also use [email protected] viscosity oil for your vehicle, its sh~wnin the fdowing chart: ’ 3. I

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Air Cleaner

Pull out the filter. Be sure to install the air filter and install the cover tightly when youare finished. To check or replacethe air filter, remove the four screwsRefer to theSchedule to determinewhen to’ and pull offthe cover. replace the air filter. See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index.

6-15 Automatic Transaxle Fluid When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engineoil is changed. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to change your fluid. See “Scheduled Maintenance Services’’ in the Index. How to Check Because this operation can be a little difficult, mayyou choose to have this doneat your Oldsmobile retailer Service Department. NOTICE: If yon do it yourself, be sure to follow all the If the air cleaneris off, a backfire can cause a instructions here,or you could get a false readingon the dipstick. damaging engine fire. And, dirt can easily ,get into your engine, which will damageit. Always have the air cleaner in place when you’re driving. To check the fluid level NOTICE: 0 Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep theengine Too much or too little fluid can damage your running. transaxle. Too much can mean that some of the 0 With the parking brake applied,.place the shift lever

fluid could comeout and fall on hot engine parts in PARK (P). J or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be sure to 0 With your foot on thebrake pedal, move the shift get an accurate reading youif check your lever through each gear range, pausingfor about transaxle fluid. three seconds in each range. Then, position the shik: lever in PAkK (P). Wait at least30 minutes before, checking the transaxle 0 Let the engine-run at idle for three to five minutes. fluid levelif you have been driving: When outside temperatures are above 90°F (32°C).

0 At high speed for quite a while. In heavy traffic -- especially in hot weather. a ' While pulling a trailer. To get the right reading;the fluid should be at normal operating temperature, whichis 180°F to 200°F (82°C to 93°C). Get the vehicle warmedup by driving about 15 miles (24 km) when outside temperatures are above 50°F (10°C). If it's colder than 50°F (lO"C), you may have to drive longer.

6-17 3. Check both'sides of the dipstick, and read thelower 3.1L L82 (Code M) Engine 3.4L LQ1 (Code X) Engine level. The fluid level mustbe:in the cross-hatched area. 1. The transaxle fluid dipstick handle is the red loop 4. If the fluid level is in the acceptable range, push the near the back of the engine. Pull out the dipstick and dipstick back in all the way. 'wipe itwith a clean rag or paper towel. 2. Push it back in all the yay, wait three seconds and then pull it back out again.


.. NOTICE: To Check Coolant ~fyou use an improper coolantmix, your engine When your engine is cold, the coolantlevel should be at the COLD mark or a little higher. When your engineis could overheat and be badly damaged. The warm, the level should be upto the HOT mark or a little repair cost wouldn’t be covered by your higher. warranty. Too much water in the mix canfreeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts.

4-20 If this 1ight.comeson, it means you’re low on engine coolant. /LOW il To Add Coolant Add coolant mix at the recovery tqk, but be,careful not Ifjyou need more coolant, add the propermix at the to spill it. coolant recovery tank. If the coolant recovery tankis completely empty, add coolant to theradiator. (See “Ennine Overheating” in the Index.)

6-21 I When the engine What to Add compartment is hot, the level should be at theH Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what mark. When it’scold, the kind of fluid to use.See “Recommended Fluidsand level should be at the C Lubricants” in the Index. is at the mark.at If the fluid is I NOTICE: When adding power steering fluid or making a complete fluid change, always use the proper fluid. Failure to use the proper fluid can cause leaks and damage hoses and seals. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired.

6-23 Windshield Washer Fluid NOTICE: What to Use 0 When using concentrated washer fluid, When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the manufacturer’s instructions before use.If you will be adding water. operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature 0 Don’t mix water with ready-to-use washer ~ may fall below freezing, w .afluid $kthas s~$f;Cimt. fluid. Water can cause the, solution to freeze protectionagainst freezing. . . and damage yourwasher fluid tank and To Add other partsof the washer system. Also, water doesn’t clean as well as washer fluid. Fill your washer fluidtank only 3/4 full when it’s very cold. This allows for expansion, which could damage the tank._if it is completely full. ,. Don’t use radiator antifreeze in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint.

Open [he cap labeled WA,S,HER FLUID ONLY. Add washer,fluid until the tankis full. 1 Brakes should have your brake system fixed, since a leak means that sooner or later your brakes won’t work well,or Brake Master Cylinder won’t work at all. So, it isn’t a good idea to “top off’ I your brake fluid. Adding brake fluid won’t correcta Your brake master cylinderis here. It is filled with leak. If you add fluid when your linings are worn, then DOT-3 brake fluid. you’ll have too muchfluid when you get newbrake .linings. You should add (orremove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when workis done on the brake hydraulic system.

There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in When your brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake your master cylinder might go down. The first isthat the warning light will come on. See “Brake System Warning brake fluid goes down toan acceptable level during, Light” inthe Index. normal brake lining wear. When new linings are put in, the fluid level goesback up. The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the bree system. If it is, you

Halogen Bulbs This section only applies to two-door .If you have a four-door Oldsmobile,see your retailer when your headlamp aim needsto be checkedor adjusted. Your vehicle hasthe 55 x 135 -quad headlamp system. These headldmps have horizontal and vertical aim indicators. The aim has been pre-set at the factory and should need no further adjustment. If your vehicleis damaged in an accident and the headlamp aim seems tobe affected, see your Oldsmobile. retailer. Headlamps on damaged vehicles Headlamp .A,jming may require recalibrationof the horizontal aimby your Oldsmobile retailer.Oldsmobile , To check the aim, the vehicle should be properly mepared as follows: The vehicle must have all four tires a on perfectly level surface...... r:.:..:..:..,.:...... ';...... : The v'ehicle should not have any snow, ice, or mud ...... :...... attached to it...... i ll There should not be anycargo or loadingof 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.

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‘1 I If you fidthat the headlamp aiming needs adjustment, 3. Check the vertical aim indicator. The bubble should follow these steps: be centered on0 (zero).

Start with the horizontal aim.Don’t try to adjust the 4. If the bubble isn’t on vertical aimfirst. 0 (zero), turn the 1. Check the horizontal aim indicator. The pointer vertical aimingscrew should be lined up with0 (zero). to adjust the aim.

2. If the pointer isn’t at 0 (zero), turn the horizontal aiming screw to adjust theaim. I i

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4. 8. Put the new headlamp in position. Make sure the socket pointsin the same direction as it did with the old headlamp. 9. Insert the tabs on the aiming ring into the slots in the headlamp assembly.

10. Holding the aiming ring closed, insert the screws at the end of the ring. Tighten the screws until the aiming ring touches the plastic nuts on bothtop the and bottom. 1 0. Do not overtighten. Do not damage the vertical aiming bubble.

1 6-32 'Headlamps(4-DOOr Models) 3. Lift the plastic locking tab on the electrical connector and pull the connector from the bulb socket. 1

4. Snap the electrical connector into a new bulb socket. 5. Replace the bulb socketinto the housine and turn clockwise. 1. Turn the socket c0,unterclockwise 1/6-turn until the tabs on jhe bulb socket align with the slotsin the housing. 2. Pull out the bulb socket.

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9. 6. 2. Unclip the bulb carrier and pullit out. Center High-Mounted Stoplamp I To remove the stoplamp lens.to clean the (4-DOOr Models)

window, remove the two nuts on either side of ; the housing. r 3. Pull out the bulb.


4. Push in a new bulb. 1. Remove the two screws from the cover. 2. Pull down the cover. I 5. Clip the bulb carrierback into place. 6. Replace the cover and screws.


-Tires We don't make tires.Your new vehicle comes with high quality tires madeby a leading tire manufacturer.These tires &e warranted by the tire manufacturers and their warranties are delivered with every new Oldsmobile. If your spare tire isa different than your road tires, you will have a tire warranty folderfrom each of these manufacturers.


6-40 r .._- . Tire Inspection and Rotqtion Don’t include the compact spare tirein your tire rotation. Tires should be inspected every6,000 to 8,000 miles (IO 000 to 13 000 km) for any signs of unusual wear. If After the tireshave been rotated, adjust thef ront and ’, unusual wear is present, rotate your tires as soon as rear idlation pressures asshown. on the Tire-Loading possible and check wheel alignment. Also checkfor Information label. Make certain thatall wheeI nuts are, damaged tires or wheels.See “When it’s Timefor New properly tightened.See “Wheel Nut Torque”in the Tires” and‘‘Fheel Replacement” laterin this sectionfor Index. more information. The purpose of regular rotationisto achieve more uniform wear for all tires on the vehicle. The first rotation is the most important. See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index for scheduled rotation intervals.

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When rotatingyour tires, always, use the correct rotation pattern sho.wn here.’


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When it’s Timefor New Tires 0 The tire has 1 abump, -., bulge or split. One way to tell when it’s The tire has a puncture,cut, or other damage that time for new tires is to can’t be repaired well becauseof the size or location check the treadwear of the damage. indicators, which will appear’when your tires have Buying \New Tires only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or To find out what kind and size of tires you need, look at less of tread remaining. the Tire-Loading Information label. Theltires installedon your vehicle .whenit was new had a TirePerformance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) number on each tirk’s sidewall. When you get new tires, get ones with thatsame TPC Spec number. That way, your vehicle will coniinue to have tires that are designed- to give proper endurance, handling, speed rating, You need a newtire if: traction, ride and other thingsduring normal service on You can see the indicators at three or more places your vehicle.If your tires have an all-season tread around the tire. design, theTPC number willbe foilowed by an “MS” (for mudand snow). a’ You can see cord or fabric showing through the tire’s ’ \ rubber. If you ever replace, your tires withthose not having a I TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size, 0 The tread or sidewallis cracked, cut or snagged deep load range, speed rating and construction type (bias, enough to showcord or fabric. bias-belted or radial) as your original tires. ., . Temperature A, B, C Whili: the tires available as standard or optional equipment on General Motors vehicles may vary with , The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire's resistance to the generationof respect to these grades, all such tires meetGeneral heat and its ability to dissipate heat whentested.under Motors performance standards and have been approved controlled conditionson a specifiedindoor laboratory for use on General Motors vehicles. Allpassenger type test wheel. Sustained high temperature can.cause the (P Metric) tires mustconform to Federal safety requirements in addition to these grades. material of the tire todegenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance The grade C corresponds to alevel of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the The wheels on your vehiclewere aligned .and balanced Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades carefully at the factory to giveyou the longest tirelife B and A represent higher.levels of performance on the and best overallperformance. laboratory test wheel thanthe minimum requiredby law. In mo,st cases, you will not need to have your wheels Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is aligned again. However,if you notice unusual tire wear established for a tire that is properly inflated and not or your vehicle 'pullingone way or the other, the ' , overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or alignment may need to be reset.If you notice your excessive loading, either separately orin combination, vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. wheels may need tobe rebalanced. These grades are molded on the sidewallsof passenger car tires.


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1 '. . ,. Appearance Care Don't use any of these unless this manualsays you can. In many uses, these willdamage your vehicle: Remember, cleaningproducts can be hazardous.Some are toxic. Others can burst intoflame if you strike a 0 Alcohol .. match or get them on a hot partof the vehicle. Some are 0 ' Laundry Soap dangerous if you breathe theirfumes in a closed space. Bleach When you use anything fqom a container to clean your Oldsmobile, be sure tofollow the manufacturer's ReducingAgents warnings and instructions. And always open your .doors or windows whenyou're cleaning the inside. Cleaning the Inside of Your Oldsmobile Never use theseto clean your .vehicle: Use a vacuum cleaner often togFt rid of -dust &d loose dirt. Wipe vinyl or leather with a clean, damp cloth. 0 Gasoline Your Oldsmobile retailer has twoGM cleaners, a 0 Benzene solvent-type spot lifter anda foam-type powdered 0 Naphtha, cleaner. Theywill clew noma1spots and stains,very. well. Do not use them on vinylor leather. ,. 0 Carbon Tetrachloride -1 Here are some cleaning tips: ,o Acetone 8- 0 Always read the .instiuctions on the cleaner label. .- '0 Paint Thinner 0 Clean up stains as soon as youcim -- before tdey set: , 0 Turpentine Use a clew cloth or sponge,8714 change to.a clean area 0 Lacquer Thinner, often. A soft brush maybe used if stains .are stubborn. 0 Mail Polish Remover 0 Use solvent-type cleanersin a well-ventilated area They can all be hazardous-- some more than others-- only. .If you use them, don't saturate the stainedarea.. 1 and they can all damage your vehicle, too. 0 If a ring forms after spot.cle;a'ning, clean the entire,. area immediatelyor it will set. 6-48

I. Using Foam-Type. Cleaner on Fabric Using Solvent-Type Cleaner on Fabric Vacuum and brush the area to remove any loose dirt. First, see if you have to use solvent-type cleaner atall. Always clean a whole trim panel or section. Mask Some spots and stains will cleanoff better withjust surrounding trim along stitch or weltlines. water and mild soap. Mix Multi-Purpose Powdered Cleaner following the If you need to use a solvent: directions on the containerlabel. Gently scxape excess soil from the trim material with a clean, dull knife or scraper. Use verylittle cleaner, @ Use suds only and apply with a clean sponge. light pressure and clean cloths/(preferably @ Don’t saturate the’material. cheesecloth). Cleaning should start at the outsideof Don’t rub it roughly. the stain, “feathering” toward the center. Keep changing to a clean sectionof the cloth. As soon as you’ve cleaned the section, use a sponge to remove the suds. e When you clean a stain from fabric, immediately dry the area with a blow dryer to help prevent a cleaning Rinse the section with a clean, wetsponge. ring. (See the;previous NOTICE.) Wipe off what’s left with a slightly damp paper towel of cloth. Then dry it immediately with a blow dryer or a heat lamp.

NOTICE: Be careful. A blow dryer may scorch the fabric.

Wipe with a clean cloth. 6-49

._ Glass Cleaning the Outsideof the Glass shouldbe cleaned often.GM Glass Cleaner Windshield and Wiper Blades (GM Part No. 1050427) or a liquid household glass If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield cleaner will remove normal tobacco smoke and dust washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax films. or other material may be on ’the blade or windshield. Don’t use abrasive’ cleaners on glass, because they may Clean the outside of the windshield withGM cause scratches. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear Windshield Cleaner, [email protected] (GM Part window, since they may have to be scrapedoff later. If No. 1050011). The windshield is clean if beads do not abrasive cleanersare used onthe inside of the rear form when you rinseit with water. window, an electric defogger element may be damaged. Any temporary license shouldnot.~be attached across the Clean the blade by wiping vigorously with a cloth defogger grid. soaked in full strength winqshield washer solvent. Then rinse the blade with water. Wiper blades should be checkedon a regular basis and replaced when worn.. Weatherstrips .. Silicone grease on ,weatherstrips will make them last longer, seal better, and not stickor squeak. Apply silicone grease with a clean clothat least every six months. During very cold, damp weathermore frequent application may be required. (See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index.) Cleaning the Outsideof Your cleaning productsfrom your retailer. (See“Appearance Oldsmobile Care and Materials”in the Index.) .Your Oldsmobile has a “basecoatklearcoat” paint finish. The paint finish on your vehicleprovides beauty, depth’ The clearcoat gives moredepth and gloss to the colored of color, gloss retentionand’durability. basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are Washing Your Vehicle non-abrasive and madefor a basecoatklearcoat paint finish. The best way to preserve your vehicle’s finishis to keep it clean by washing it often with lukewarm or cold water. NOTICE: Don’t wash your vehiclein the direct raysof the sun. Don’t use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Use Machine compounding or aggressivepolishing on liquid hand, dish or car washing (mild detergent) soaps. a basecoatklearcoat paint finish may dull the Don’t use cleaning agents thatare petroleum based, or finish or leave swirl marks.

_=I__ x.-.: ~ -r ,. that contain acid or abrasives. All cleaning agents - ’-, - _..-. . . should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface, or theycould stain. Dry the finish with a Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, treesap, bird soft, clean chamois or a 100% cotton towel toavoid droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc. can surface scratches and water spotting. damage your vehicle’s finishif they remain on painted High pressure car washes maycause water to enter your’ surfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon as possible.If vehicle. necessary, use-non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfacesto remove foreign matter. Finish Care Exteriorpainted surfaces are subject to aging, weather ’ Occasional waxing or mild polishingof your and chemical fallout that can take theirtoll’over a period Oldsmobile by hand may be necessary to remove of years. You can help tokeep the paisit finish looking residue from the paint finish.-Youcan get GM approved new by keeping your Oldsmobile garaged or covered whenever possible. Aluminum Wheels (If So Equipped) Sheet Metal Damage Your aluminum wheels have a protective coating similar If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal to the painted surfaceof your vehicle. Don’t use strong repair or replacement, make sure the body repairshop soaps, chemicals, chrome polish, abrasive cleaners or applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or abrasive cleaning brushes on them because you could replaced to restore corrosion protection. damage this coating. After .rinsing thoroughly, a wax may be applied. Finish Damage Any stone chips, fractures or deep scratches in the finish should be repaired right away. Bare metal will corrode NOTICE: quickly and may developinto a major repair expense. If you have aluminum wheels, don’t use an Minor chips and scratches canbe repaired with touch-up automatic car wash that has hard silicon carbide materials available from your retailer or other service cleaning brushes. These brushes can take the outlets. Larger areasof finish damage can be corrected protective coatingoff your aluminum wheels. in your retailer’s body and paint shop.

Tires To clean your tires, use a stiff brush with a tire cleaner. When applying a tire dressing always take care to wipe off any overspray or splashfrom‘painted surfaces. Petroleum-based products may damage the paint finish.

6-54 Underbody Maintenance Chemical Paint Spotting Chemicals used for ice and snow.removal and dust Some weather and atmospheric conditions can create control can collect on the underbody. If these .are not a chemical fallout. Airborne pollutants canfall upon removed, accelerated coirosion (rust) can occur on the and attack painted surfaceson,your vehicle. This underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and damage can take twoforms: blotchy, ringlet-shaped exhaust system even though theyhave corrosion discolorations, and small irregular dark spotsetched protection. into the paint surface. At least every spring, flush these materialsfrom the Although no defect in the paintjob causes this, underbody with plain water.Clean any areas where mud Oldsmobile will repair, at no charge to the owner, the and other debris can collect. Dirt packed in closed areas surfaces of new vehicles damagedby this fallout of the frame should be loosened before being flushed. condition within 12 months or 12,000 miles (20 000 h) Your retailer or an underbody vehicle -washingsystem of purchase, whichever comes first. can do this for you. Fiberglass Springs

I NOTICE: 1 Don’t use corrosive or acidic cleaning agents, engine degreasers, aluminum cleaning agents or other harsh solvents to clean fiberglass springs; they’ll damage the springs.

6-55 Appearance Care Materials

* Not recommended for pigskin suede leather. See your General Motors Parts Department for these products. I See your Maintenance Schedule for other products.

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I I ’-- .. . Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label

You’ll find this label on your sparetire cover.I It’s very I helpful if you ever need to order parts. On this label is: your VIN, U I the model designation,

9 paint information, and CODE MODEL YEAR PLANTYEAR MODEL ENGINECODE / 1.&5 \ ASSEMBLY a list of all production options and special equipment. This is the legal identifierfor your Oldsmobile. It Be sure that this labelis not removedfrom the vehicle. appears on a platein the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver’s side. You can see it if you look Add-on Electrical Equipment through the windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the’vehicleCertification and NOTICE: Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and’ registration. Don’t add anything electricalto your Oldsmobile unless you check with your, retailerfirst. Some Engine Identification electrical equipment can damage your vehicle and The eighth character in your VIN is the engine code. the damage wouldn’t be covered by your warranty. This code will help you identifyyour engine, Some add-on electrical eqtiipment can keep other I. specifications, andreplacement parts. components from workingas they should. Your vehicle has anair bag system. Before attempting to add anythng electrical to your Oldsmobile, see “Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Oldsmobile” in the Index. I : ,. Fuses -and Circuit Breakers -InstrumentPanel Fuse Block

I The wiring circuits inyour vehicle are protectedfrom shdrkircuits by a combination of fuses, circuit'breakers, and fusiblethekal links in the wiring itself.This greatly reduces the chanceof fires causedby electrical problems. Some fuses arein a fuse block on the passenger sideof the instrument panel. Pulloff the cover labeledFUSES to expose the fuses. Additionalfuses are in the underhood electrical centerson the right and left sidesof the kngine compartment. Look at the silver-colqred band inside thefuse. If the band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure you replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size 'and rating.


CircuitDescription Breaker D \ C Power, Windows D PowerSeats Fuse DescriptionFuse DescriptionFuse 1CIGAR LIGHTER -- Instrument Panel 23 STOPLAMPS -- TCCBrake Switch Cigar Lighter 24 HVAC #2 .-- HVAC Control Assembly, 5 HAZARDFLASHER Solenoid Box 6 POWERACCESSORY #2 -- Sunroof 28CTSY LAMPS -- VanityMirrors, I/P Control Unit Courtesy Lamps, I/P Compartment Lamp, 7 LOCKCONTROL -- Door Lock Relay Trunk Courtesy Lamp, Header Courtesy 10 I/P ELECTRONICS BATTERY FEED -- and Reading Lamp, US Lighted Rearview Chime Module, Electronic Brake Control ' Mirror, Dome and Reading Lamp, Quarter Module (EBCM), Theft Deterrent Module, Courtesy Lamps Radio, Radio Amplifier, Trip Computer 29 WIPER -- Wiper Switch '1 1 STARTER MOTOR 30TURN SIGNAL -- Turn,Signal Flasher - 12 ANTI-THEFT -- Theft Deterrent Module 32 POWERLOCKS -- Door Lock-Relay 14 HVAC BLOWER-MOTOR-- Blower 33ABS -- Electropic Brake Control Module Motor Relay (EBCM), ABS Relay 15 HVAC #1 -- Ai-r TemperatureValve Motor, AUXILIARY37 POWER Trip Computer,Daytime Running Lamps 38 RADIO -- Radio, SteeringWheel Radio Module (with Dm), WACControl Switches Assembly, Multifunction Lever Cruise 39 ELECTRONICS39 IGNITION FEED -- ' Control Switch Headlamp Switch, Cruise Control Cut-Out

16 REAR DEFOG -- HVAC Control Switch, Sensing and Diagnostic Module -' Assembly Rear Window Defogger Switch (SDM), TCCBrake Switch, Instrument 19 POWERACCESSORY #1-- Antenna Cluster, Chime Module, Second 'Gear Start Relay, Power Mirror Switch, Door Lock Switch, Head-Up Display (HUD) Switch, Switches, Door Handle Switches Daytime Running Lamps Module (with 21 AIRBAG -- Sensing and Diagnostic Dm) Module (SDM) 6-59 Fuse Description WCMPT REL Remote Trunk Release, Backup Lamps I, ECM..B:AT Powertrain Control Module (PCM), Fuel Pump, Fuel Pump Relay, Fan Cont #I Relay "I- TCC Automatic Transaxle, Transaxle Range Switch (VIN M only) :'[ ENG EMIS Fan Cont#2 Relay, A/C CMPR Relay (VIN,M only) Fuel Injectors Fuse Description Relay Description ECMIGN Powertrain Cpntrol Module (PCM), 14 FUEL PUMP Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor (VIN X only), EGR, CCP, Oxy 15 A/C CMPR Sensor, Vac. Can. Switch 16 FAN CONT #2--- Secondary ELEK IGN ElectronicIgnition (m) Control Cooling Fan (Passenger Side) Module 17 FAN CONT #1 -- Primary Cooling 10 I/P Fuse Block Fan (Driver Side) 11 FAN CONT #1 Relay 18 Ignition Switch Relay 12 Passenger Side Underhood Electrical Center and UP Fuse Blocks: Fuses5, 14,23 and 32 13 FAN CONT #2:Relay andITP Fuse Block Fuse 16, Power Seat Circuit Breaker “D” me ' Description 10 IGN SW2 -- I/PFuse Block: PWR WDO and Circuit Breaker"D"; Passenger Side Underhood Electrical Center: TCC and ENG EMIS Fuses 11 IGN SW1 -- I/P Fuse Block: Radio, Wiper,WAC, ABS and Turn Signal Fuses; Passenger Side Underhood Electrical Center: - FPIJN, ECMIGN and ELEK IGN Fuses ,.n HD LPS -- Circuit Breaker to Headlamp Switch- 13 ABS -- ABS Relay Fuse Description Fuse Relay Description L FOGLPS Fog Lamps 14 ABS -- Anti-lock Brake System PARKLPS Headlamp Switch 15 FOG LPS HORNHorn Relay, Underhood Lamp 16 HORN VAR PIS EVO Steering

6-62 Headlamp Wiring Power Windows and Other Power Options The headlamp wiring is protected by a circuit breaker in Circuit breakers inthe fuse panel protectthe power the underhood electrical center.An electrical overload windows and other power accessories. Whenthe current will cause the lamps to go on and off, orin some cases load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, to remain off.If this happens, have your headlamp protecting the circuit untilthe problem is fixed. system checked right away. Windshield Wipers The windshield wiper motoris protected by a circuit breaker and a fuse.If the motor overheatsdue to heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until themotor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed.



! 6-66 1 Section 7 MaintenanceSchedule

Introduction IMPORTANT: Your Vehicle and the Environment KEEP ENGINE OIL AT THE PROPER Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your LEVEL AND CHANGE AS vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the RECOMMENDED environment. All recommended maintenance procedures I are important. Improper vehicle maintenance or the removal of important components can significantly This section covers the $naintenml ce required foryoiir affect the quality 'of the air we breathe. Improper fluid Oldsmobile. Your vehicle,needs these services to retainits levels or even the wrong tire inflation can increase the safety, dependability .and emission control performar , level of emissions from your vehicle. TO help protect our environment, and to help keep your vehicleingood condition, please maintain your vehicle properly.

Have you purchased the GM Protection -Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties.See your Oldsmobile retailer for details. 7-1 lat-

' ,Part A: Scheduled Maintenance The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses Services these. All parts should be replaced and all necessary Using Maintenance Schedule, repairs done before you or anyoneelse drives the Your vehicle. We at General Motors want to help youkeep your These schedules arefor vehicles that: vehicle in good working condition.But we don? know exactly how you’ll driveit. You may drive very short carry passengers and cargo within recommended distances only afew times a week. Or you may drive limits. You will find these limits on your ve.hicle’s long distances all thetime in very hot, dusty weather. Tire-Loading Information label. See “Loading Your You may use your vehicle in making deliveries. Or you Vehicle” in the Index. may drive it to work, to do errands orin many other are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal ways. driving limits. Because of all the differentways-people use theirGM 0 use the recommended unleaded fuel. See “Fuel” in vehicles, maintenance needs vary. You may even need the Index. .more frequent checks and replacements than you’ll find in the schedules in this section. So please read this Selecting the Right Schedule section adnote how you drive.If you have any questions on how tokeep your vehicle in good First you’ll need todecide which of the two schedules is condition, see your Oldsmobile retailer. right for your vehicle. Here’s how todecide which. schedule to follow: This part tells you themaintenance services you should have done and when youshould schedule them. If you go to your retailerfor your service needs, you’ll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts.

ITI- 7-3 ,i Maintenance Schedule

Schedule I Definition I Schedule I Intervals Follow MaintenanceSchedule I if any one of these is Every 3,000 Miles (5 000 b)or 3 Months, true for your vehicle: 'Whichever Occurs First Engine Oil and Filter Change ' Most tripsare less than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km). Every 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) or 6 months, This 'is particularly important when outside Whichever Occurs First temperatures are below freezing. Chassis Lubrication I At-6,000 Miles(10 000 km)- Then Every 0 'Most trips include extensive idling (suchas frequent 12,000 Miles (25 000 km) driving in stop-and-go traffic). Tire Rotation Most trips are through dusty areas. Every 15,000 Miles (25 000 km). Air Cleaner Filter Inspection, if driving in dusty conditicms You frequently tow a trailer or usea carrier on top of Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km), your vehicle. Air Cleaner Filter Replacement ! Spark Plug Replacement Schedule I should alsobe followed if the vehicle is used Spark Plug Wire Inspection for delivery service, police, taxi, or other commercial\ Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection application. Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first) Cooling System Service (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first) Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km) Autdmatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions only) At 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) - Then Every. 15,600 Miles (25 000 km) Timing Belt Inspection (3.4L CodeX engine only) 7-4 Maintenance Schedule

(1, a 1 Schedule II~Definition 1:; S.chedule 11. Intervals k I , Follow Schedule II only if none of the conditions from Every 7,500 Miles,(l2 500 km) Schedule I is true. Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every12 months, whichever occursfirst) Chassis Lubrication (or every12 months, whichever occurs first) At 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) - Then Every 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) Tire Rotation Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection (or every 24 months, whichever bccursfirst) Cooling System Service (or every24 months, whichever occursfirst) Spark Plug Replacement Spark Plug Wire Inspection Air Cleaner Filter Replacement Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km) Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions only) At 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) - Then Every 15,000 Miles (25000 km) Camshaft Timing Bel& Inspection (3.4LCode X engine only) I 7-5 . 'I 3 months,' whicheveraccurs first). An Emission Control'Sew&?.


-1 '. DATE ACTUAL MILEaGE SERVICED BE ,, t-. I MaintenanceSchedule I I 6,000 Miles.(10 000 km) 9,000 Miles (15 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 0 Change engine oil ,and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. An Emission Control Service. . -Lubricatethe shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation’’ in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.


,_ i LI I MaintenanceSchedule I I ..\ .. I 12,OOO.,Miles(20 000 km) 15,000 Miles.(25 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. . An Emission Control Service. Lubrichte the shift linkage, parking brake CI Inspect air cleanerfilter if you are driving

d cable guides, underbody contact points and in dusty conditions. Replace filter if linkage (or every 6 months, whichever necessary. An Emission Control Service. occurs first).


L - 7-8 * I MaintenanceSchedule 1’ I 18,000 Miles (30’000,km) 21,000 Miles (35 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs “first). 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. An Emission Control Service. Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.


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Y I Mairrtenance Schedule I

0Change engine.oil and filter (or every ' 3 months,, whicheveroccurs first). An Emission Confro1Service. ,‘MaintenanceSchedule I .. 33,000,Miles (55 000 ,km) 36,000 Miles (60 000 km)

’ Change engine oil’and filter (QT every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission, ControlSewice. An Emission ControlService. 0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbodycontact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


7-12 .. Maintenance Scheduleil 39,000 Miles (65 000 km) 42,000 Miles (70 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every ‘3months, whichever occurs first). 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection,and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.

I ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: DATE ‘ ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: , I 7-13 I 48,000 Miles (80 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every

3 months, whichever occurs first).' ~,. , An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


Change engineoil and ater (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first).

An Emission Control Sewice. -I


-57,000Miles (95 000 ,km) .OChange engine oil and.filter (or every .3,months, whichever.oCcurs first). An Emission Control:Sewice.

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60,000 Miles (100 000 km) .I 0 Change engine oil and filter (or, every 0 Replace spark plugs. An Emission 3 months, whichever occurs first). Control Service. An Emission Control Service. Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake Control Service. T c.able guides, underbody contact points and 0Replace air cleaner filter. Replace filter linkage (or every-6months, whichever more often under dusty conditions. occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage every 24 months, whichever occurs first). or leaks. Inspect fuel cap‘gasket for any An Emission Control Service. , damage. Replace parts as needed.An 0 Inspect camshaft timing belt. An Emission Emission Control Service. Control Service. El Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every‘24 months, whichever occurs first).

See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what I DATE SERVICEDACTUAL MILEAGE BY: to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, , condenser, pressure cap and ‘neck.Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. I 1 I I I - 7-17 66,000 Miles (110 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. DLubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact pointsand linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation pattern and additional information.


I I I I MaintenanceSchedule I 1 69,000 Miles (115 000 km) 72,000 Miles (120 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and ,filter (or every El Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).

I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: DATEACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: I MaintenanceSchedule I I I 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) 78,000 Miles (130 000 km) 0 Change engine oil,and filter (or every 0‘Change engine oil and filter (or every I 3 months, whichever occurs first). 3 months, whichever occurs first): An Emission Control Service. An Emission Control Sewice. Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving 0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake-- in dusty conditions. Replacefilter if cable guides, underbody contact points and necessary. An Emission Control Service. linkage (or every6 months, whichever El Inspect camshaft timingbelt. An Emission occurs first). Control Service. 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation’’ inthe Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.


I I I MaintenanceSchedule II I 81,000 Miles (135 000 km) 84,000 Miles (140 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichevk occurs first). 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first).


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~ 90,'OOO.Miles (150 000 km) ' ,'

- Control ,Sewice. ' ACTUAL MILEAGE I . I Maintenance Schedule I’ I

U.Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage every 24 months, whichever occurs first). or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any See “Engine Coolant’’ in the Index for what damage. Replace parts as needed. to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, An Emission Control Sewice. condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure 0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and test the cooling system and pressure cap. Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation An Emission Control Sewice. pattern and additional information. 17 Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. 0Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. c] Replace air cleaner filter. Replace filter more often under dusty conditions. .. An Emission Control Service. DATE. ACTUAL MILEAGESERVICED BY:

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linkage (aevery 6 months., whichever;,

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I t f I MaintenanceSchedule I 1 99,000 Miles (145 000 km) 100,000 Miles (144 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter- (or every ,Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter 3 months, whichever occurs first). if the vehicle-ismainly driven under one or An Emission Control Sewice. more of these conditions: - In heavy city traffic wherethe outside temperature regularlyreaches 90 OF (32 * C) or higher. - In hilly or mountainous terrain. - When doing ,frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use'your vehicle under anyof these conditions, thefluid and filter do not require changing.


7-25 ,, 7,500 Miles (12 500 kt) The services shownin this schedule up to 100,000 miles 0Change engine oil and filter (or every (166 000km) should be performed after 100,000 miles 12 months, whicheveroccurs‘ first). (144 000 km) at the same intervals. An Emission\Control Service. Footnotes 0Lubricate the shift linkage, parkingbrake The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency orthe cable guides, underbody contact points and California Air Resources Board has determined that the linkage (or every 12 months, whichever failure to performthis maintenance item will not nullify occurs first). the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle usefullife. We, however, urge that O’Rotatetires. See “Tire Inspection and all recommendedmiintenance services be performed at Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation the indicated intervalsand the maintenance be recorded. pgttem and additional information.


L L 7-26 r Maintenance Schedule I1 15,000 Miles (2!! 000 km) 22,500 Miles(37 500 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). 12 months, whichever ‘occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. , An Emission Control Service. Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). occurs first). 17 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and b Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional infomnation.



~ Maintenance Schedule I1 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) L_1 Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Replace spark plugs.An Emission 12 months, whichever occursfirst). Control Service. An Emission Control Service. 0Inspect spark plug wires.An Emission 0Lubric'ate the shift linkage, parking brake " Control Service. cable guides, underbody contact points and 0Replace air cleaner filter.An Emission linkage (or every 12 months, whichever Control Service. occurs first). 0Inspect fuel tank, cap andlines for damage 0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or or leaks. Inspectfuel cap gasket for any every 24 months, whichever occursfirst). damage. Riplace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. An Emission Control Service. 0Drain, flush andrefill cooling system (or every 24 months, whichever occursfirst). See ''Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, DATEACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service.

7-28 37,500 .Miles,(62 500 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or.every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and, linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additionalinformation.

I- . .50,000 Miles,. (83 000 km) 52,500 Miles (87 500 km)

‘i 0 Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter 0Change engine oil and filter (or every if the vehicle,is mainly driven under oneor 12 months,’ whichever occursfirst). ’. . more of these conditions: An Emission Control Service. .. - In heavy city traffic where the outside 0Lubricate.the shift linkage, parking brake temperature regularly reaches90 “F cable guides, underbody contact points and (32°C) or higher. . linkage (or every 12 months, whichever - In hilly ormountainous terrain. occurs first).

-, When doing frequent trailer towing. 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and - Uses such as foundin tax& police or Rotation” in the Index.for proper rotation delivery service. pattern and additional information. Ij’you do not use your vehicle under anyof these conditions, thefluid and filter do not require changing.


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I Maintenance. .. .. Schedule’II’. .,I,‘‘1 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every test the cooling system and pressure cap. 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. An Emission Control Service. 0Replace spark plugs.An Emission Control 1/ Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake Service. cable guides, underbody contact points and 0Inspect spark plug wires.An Emission linkage (or every 12.months, whichever-: Control Service. 3- occurs first). Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission 0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or Control ~e‘rvice. every 24 months, whichever occurs first). Inspect fuel: tank, cap and lines for damage An ,Emission Control Service. 0 or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any 0Inspect camshaft timing belt. An Emission ’ damage. Replace parts as needed. Control Service. An Emission Control Service. Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first). DATE SERVICEDACTUAL MILEAGE BY: See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck.,Pressure

7-33. I Maintenance Schedule I1 ,. 67,500 Miles (112 500 kt) 75,000 Miles’(125000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every ‘’, 12 months, whichever occursfirst). 12 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission ControlSewice. An Emission Control Service. 0Lubricate the shift linkage; parkng brake 0Lubricate the shift linkage, parhng brake ’ cable guides,underbody contact points and ’ cable ,guides,underbody contact poi,nts and linkage (or every 12 months, whichever linkage (or every 12 month, whichever, occurs first): occurs first). . .. 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and 0Inspect- camshaft timing belt.An Emission Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation . Control Service. pattern and additional information.



- J I 7-32 1 rI I \ I Maintenance Schedule I1 82,500 ,Miles (137 500 km) 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every Change engine .oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Controk Service. An Emission Control Service., Lubric.ate the shift linkage, parking brake 17 Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage (or every 12 months,’ whichever linkage (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). ’ occurs first). 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and 0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation every 24 months, whichever occursfirst). pattern and additional information. An Emission Control Service. Inspect camshaft tirning belt. An Emission Control Service. (Continued) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE’ SERVICED BY:

7-33 P 1 MaintenanceSchedule I1 1 97,500 Miles (162 500 km) 100,000 Miles (164 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 0 Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter 12 months, whichever occurs first). if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or An Emission Control Sewice. more of these conditions: 0Lubricate the shift linkage, parking brae - In heavy city traffic where the outside cable guides, underbody contact points and temperature regularly reaches 90°F ,

‘ linkage (or every 12 months, whichever (32°C) or higher. occurs first). - In hilly or mountainous terrain. 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and - When doing frequent trailer towing. Rotation’’ in the Index for proper rotation - Uses such as found in taxi, police or pattern and additional information. delivery service. flyou do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not requife changing.


7-35 ,I Windshield Washer Fluid Level ~ Part B: Owner Checks and Services Listed below are owner checks and services which Check the windshield washer fluid level in the should be performed at the intervals specified to help windshield washer tank and add the proper fluidif ensure the safety, dependability and emission control necessary. See “Windshield Washer Fluid” in the Index performance of your vehicle. for further details. Be sure any necessary repairs are completedat once. At Least Once aMonth Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown Tire Inflation in Part D. Check tire inflation. Make sure tiresare inflated to the At Each Fuel Fill pressures specifiedon the Tire-Loading Information ’ label. See “Loading Your Vehicle” in the Index.See It is important for you or a service station attendant to “Tires” in the Indexfor further details. perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Cassette Deck Engine Oil Level Clean cassette deck. Gleaningshould,be done every Check the engine oil level and add the properif oil 50 hours of tape play. See “Audio Systems” in the 1 necessary. See “Engine Oil” in the Index for further Index for further details. details. Power Antenna Engine Coolant Level Clean power antenna mast.See “Audio*Syst$ms”in the Check the engine coolant level and add the proper Index for further details. coolant mixif necessary. See “Coolant” in the Index for further details.

Part D: Recommended Fluids and USAGE FLUIDLUBRICANT Lubricants Hydraulic Brake Delco Supreme 11 Brake Fluid NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified belowby name, System (GM PartNo. 1052535 or equiva- part number or specificationmay be obtained from your lent DOT-3 brake fluid). GM retailer. Parking Brake Chassis lubricant (GM-Part Guides USAGE FLUIDLUBRICANT ’ . N.o. 1052497 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirementsof Engine Oil Engine oil with the American NLGI Grade 2, CategoryLB or Petroleum Institute CertifiedFor I GC-LB. Gasoline Engines “Starburst” sym- bol of the proper viscosity.To Power Steering GM Hydraulic Power Steering determine the preferred viscosity System Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884 or for your vehicle’s engine, see equivalent). “Engine Oil” in the Index. Automatic DEXRON’-III Automatic Trans- Engine Coolant 50/50 mixture of water (preferably Transaxle mission Fluid. distilled) and good quality ethyl- ene glycol base antifreeze (GM Key Lock Lubricate with Multi-Purpose. , Part No. 1052753 or equivalent) Cylinders Lubricant (GM PartNo. conforming to GM Specification 1,2345 120) or syntheticSAE I825M or approved recycled cool- 5W-30 engine oil. ant conforming‘to GM Specifica- tion 1825M. Automatic Engine oil. Transaxle Shift Coolant GM PartNo. 3634621 or equiva- Linkage Supplement lent.

7-41 USAGE FLUIDLUBRICANT I USAGE I FLUIDLUBRICANT Chassis Chassis lubricant (GM Part Hood and Door Engine oilor Lubriplate Lubricant Lubrication No. 1052497 or equivalent) or Hinges I (GM Part No. 1050109). lubricant meeting requirementsof Fuel Door Hinge Engine oil or Lubriplate Lubricant NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or ~ Part(GM No. 1050109). GC-LB. ~~~ WeatherstripDielectric Silicone Grease (GM Windshield GM [email protected] Washer Solvent I Conditioning ~ I PartNo. 12345579 or equivalent). I Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515)or equiva- lent. See “Replacement Parts” in the Index for recommended Hood Latch replacement filters, valves and spark plugs. Assembly a.Pivots. a. Engineoil. and Spring Anchor b. Release Pawl b. Chassis lubricant (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, CategoryLB’ or GC-LB.


-, Part E: Maintenance Record Any ad&tional informationfrom “Owner Checks and Services” or “Periodic Maintenance” can be added on After the scheduled services areperformed, record the the followingrecord pages. Also,you should retain all date, odometer reading and who performed the service maintenance receipts.Your owner information portfolio in the boxes provided afterthe maintenance interval. is a convenient place to store them.

Maintenance Record




7-46 1 Section 8. .~-.. Customer Assistance Information

Here you will find out how to contactOldsmobile if you Manager, contact the ownerof the retail facilityor the need assistance. This section includesinformation on: General Manager. Customer Satisfaction Procedure,Customer Assistance STEP TWO -- If after contacting a memberof the retail for Hearing or Speech Impaired, BBB Auto Line -- facility ,it appears yourconcern cannot be Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Reporting resolved by the retail facility without further help, Safety Defects,Roadside Assistance and Service and contact theOldsmobile Customer Assistance Network Owner Publications. by calling 1-800-442-6537., InCanada, contact GM of Customer Satisfaction Procedure Canada Customer Assistance Center in Oshawaby calling 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your (French). retailer and Oldsmobile. Normally, anyconcern with the sales transaction or the operationof your vehicle will be In , call (525) 254-3777. InPuerto Rico, call resolved by your retailer’sSales or Service 1-800-496-9992 (English) or 1-800-496-9993 Departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best (Spanish). In the U.S. Virgin Islands, call intentions of all concerned, mis,understandingscan 1-800-496-9994. In other overseas locations,contact. occur. If yourconcern has not been resolvedt.0 your GM North AmericanExport Sales in Canada by calling satisfaction, the following steps should be taken: 1-905-644-4112. STEP ONE -- Discuss your concern with a memberof your retail facilitymanagement. Normally, concerns can be quickly resolved at thatlevel. If the matter has already beenreviewed with the Sales, Service, or Parts 8-1 I ,. Custorne'i.Assistance Representative Oldsmobile Central ' OEce . 920 Townsend St. P.O. Box 30095 Lansing, MI.48909 GM Participation inBBB AUTO BBB AUTO LINE is an out-of-court program administered by the BetterBusiness Bureau system to LINE - Alternative Dispute settle disputes betweencustomers and automobile Resolution Program* manufacturers. This program is availablefree of charge *This program may not be availablein all states, to customers who currently own or lease a GM vehicle. . depending on state law. Canadian owners refer toyour If you are not satisfied afterfollowing the Customer Warranty and Owner AssistanceInformation booklet: Satisfaction Procedure, you may contact the BBB using General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility the toll-free telephone number, or write them at the limitations and/or to discontinueits participation in this following address: program.- BBB AUTO LINE Both Oldsqobile and your Oldsmobile retailer &e , Council of Better Business Bureaus committed to making sure youare completely satisfied 4200 Wilson Boulevard with your new vehicle. Ourexperience.has shown that, Suite 800 if a situation arises where youfeel your concern has not Arlington, VA 22203 been adequately addressed, the Customer Satisfaction Telephone: 1-800-955-5 100 Procedure described earlier in this sectionis veq To'file a claim, you will beasked to provide your name successful. and address, your Vehicle Identification Number(VIN), There may be instances where an impartial third-party and a statementof the natureof your complaint. can assist in arriving at a solution todisagreement a Eligibility is limitedby vehicle age and mileage, and regarding vehicle repairs or interpretationof the New other factors. Vehicle Limited Warranty. To assist in resolving these disagreements.Oldsmobile voluntarily participates in BBB AUTOLINE.

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We prefer you utilizethe Customer Satisfaction REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS Procedure before you resort to AUTOLINE, but you may contact the BBB at any time.The BBB will attempt TO THE UNITED STATES to resolve the complaint serving as an intermediary GOVERNMENT between you and Oldsmobile.If this mediationis If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could unsuccessful, an informal hearing will be scheduled cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should where eligible customers may present their caseto an immediately inform the National Highway Traffic impartial third-party arbitrator. Safety Administration (NHTSA),in addition to The arbitrator will make a decision which you may notifying General Motors. .-. accept or reject. If you accept the decision, GM will be If NHTSA receives similar complaints,it may open an hound by that decision.The entire dispute resolution investigation, andif it finds that a safety defect exists in pocedure should ordinarily take about forty days from a groupof vehicles, itmay order a recall and remedy . - ithe time youfile a claim until a decisionis made. campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved Some state laws may require you to use this program in individual problems between you, yourretailer, or :before filing a claim with a state-run arbitration program General Motors. ior in the courts. For further information, contact the To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety %BBBat 1-800-955-5100 or the Oldsmobile Customer Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in the ,Assistance Networkat 1-800-442-6537. Washington,D.C. area) or write to: I NHTSA, US. Department of Transportation Washington, D.C. 20590 You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN TO GENERAL MOTORS GOVERNMENT In addition to notifyingNHTSA (or Transport Canada) If you live in Canada, and you believe that your vehicle in a situation like this,we certainly hope you'll notify has a safety defect, youshould immediately notify' us.,Please call us at1-800-442-6537, or write: Transport Canada, in addition to notifying General Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network Motors of Canada Limited.You may write to: P.O. Box 30095 Transport Canada Lansing, MI 48909 Box 8880 In Canada, please call us at 17800-263-3777 (English) Ottawa, Ontario'KlG 3J2 or 1-800-263-7854 (French). Or, write: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer AssistanceCenter 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Who Is Covered?

,Program Features and Benefits . Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance (Oldsmobile 'Edge) covers all 1995 Oldsmobile vehicles.* Th,e Oldsmobile Roadside Assistanceprogram means help is just a toll-free callaway -- 24 hours a day, Coverage isfor the Oldsmobile vehicle,regardless of 365 days'a year. the driver, and is concurrent with the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty period. Courteous and capable Customer Assistance Advisors are on-call to provide you with prompt assistance. Oldsmobile reserves the right limitto services or reimbursement toan owner or driver when in 24-Hour Oldsrnobile Roadside Assistan,ce Oldsmobile's judgement the claims become excessive in Telephone Number frequency or typeof occurr'ence. 1-800-442-OLDS (6537))is the one number to callfor "Vehicles sold in Canadahave a separate roadside assistance in the United States. Trained Customer assistance program,as described later in this section. Assistance Advisors, on-call torender assistance to Cutlass Supreme drivers,can dispatch roadside Canadian Roadside Assistance assistance apd towing service, locatethe nearest Vehicles, purchased in Canada have an extensive Oldsmobile retail facility, take your requestfor an roadside assistance program accessible from anywhere I Oldsmobile computerized trip routing or simply answer in Canada or theUSA. Please referto the separate any questions the CutlassSupreme driver may have' brochure providedby the retailer orcall about the coverage provided by your Oldsmobile 1-800-268-6800 for emergency services. Roadside AssistanceProgram. The Oldsmobile ! Roadside Assistance number is fully staffed and, 11' operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Service andOwner Publications Service Bulletins Service manuals, service bulletins, owner’s manuals and Service bulletinscovering various subjects are regularly other.service literature are availablefor purchase for all sent to all General Motorsdealershipshetail facilities. current and many past model GeneralMotors vehicles. GM monitors product performance in thefield. When. service methods arefound which promote better service Toll-free telephone numbers for ordering information: on GM vehicles, bulletins are created to helpthe technician perform better service. Service bulletins may United States 1-800-551-4123 Canada 1-800-668-5539 involve any numberof vehicles. Some will describe inexpensive service, others will describeexpensive Service Manuals service. Some will advise new or unexpected conditions, and others may helpavoid future costly repairs. Service Service manuals contain diagnosis and repair bulletins are meantfor qualified technicians.In some information for all chassis’ and body systems. They may cases they refer to specialized tools, equipment and be useful for owners who wish to geta greater safety procedures necessary to service the vehicle.Since- understanding of their vehicle. They are also usefulfor these bulletins are issued throughout the model year and owners with the appropriate skill level or training who beyond, an index is required and published quarterly to wish to perform “do-it-yourself” service.These are help identify specific bulletins. Subscriptions are authentic General Motors service manuals meantfor available. You can.order an index at the toll-free professional, qualified technicians. numbers listed previously, or aska GM dealerhetailer to see an index or individual bulletin. Owner Publications Owner’s manuals, warranty folders and v-arious owner assistance bookletsprovide owners with general operation and maintenance information.


NOTES 8-10 i .. Park(P) Position ...... 2-15Brakes. Trailer ...... 4-31 Reverse(R).Position ...... Braking2-16 ...... 4-5 Second Gear (2) Position ...... 2-17Braking, InEmergencies ...... 4-8 ng ...... 2-15 Break-In, New Vehicle ...... 1 ...... 2-11 rd Gear Position ...... 2-17 BTSI (Brake Transaxle Shift Interlock) ...... 2-21 c Transaxle Fluid ...... 6- 16 BTSI (Brake Transaxle Shift Interlock), Adding ...... !...... 6- 19Maintenance ...... 7-38 Checking ...... 6-16Bulb Replacement ...... 6-31,6-64

:Battery ...... 6-27 Canada, VehiclesFirst Sold In ...... 11..

Charge Light ...... 2-46 . CanadianRoadside Assistance ...... 8-6 .Jump Starting ...... 5-2Capacities and Specifications ...... 6-65 . Replacement, Remote Lock Control ...... 2-7Carbon Monoxide ...... 2-22,4-25, 4-31 Saver ...... 2-33Cassette Deck, Maintenance ...... 7-36 Warnings ...... 5-2 CassetteTape Player ...... 3-11 utoLine ...... 8-3Cassette Tape Player Care ...... 3-18 :Bleed Valves, Coolant ...... 5- 19CD Player ...... 3-13 ..:Blizzard ...... 4-24Center Console ...... 2-38 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp Bulb Replacement .... 6-37 . Adjustment ...... 6-27Center Passenger Position ...... 1-26 .Fluid, Adding ...... 6-26 Certificatiomire Label ...... 4-26 .. .Master Cylinder ...... 6-25 Chains,Safety ...... 4-31 Parking ...... : ...... 2- 18 Chains, Tire ...... 6-47 Pedal Travel ...... 6-27 Changing a Flat Tire ...... 5-23 System Parts, Replacing ...... 6-27Charging System Light ...... 2-46 System Warning Light ...... 2-48Checking Your RestraintSystems ...... , ...... 1-50 Trailer ...... 4-3 1 Checking Transaxle Shift Interlock...... 2-21Automatic Transaxle Fluid ...... 6-16 Transaxle Shift Interlock, Maintenance ...... 7-38 BrakeFluid ...... 6-25 Wear ...... 6-26Engine Coolant ...... 6-20 ' Brakes,Anti-Lock ...... 4-6 Engineoil ...... 6-11 I 9-2 .I Power Steering Fluid ...... 6-22 Comfort Controls ...... 3-1 Restraint Systems ...... 1-50 Comfort Guides. Rear Safety Belt ...... '1-34 Things Under the Hood ...... 6-7 Compact Disc Care ...... 3-19 Chemical Paint Spotting ...... 6-55 Compact Disc Player ...... 3-13 Child Restraints ...... 1-38 Compact Spare Tire ...... 5-31 Securing in a Rear Outside Seat Position Console Shift Lever ...... 2-20 (2-Door Models) ...... 1-39 Console. Center ...... 2-38 Securing in a Rear Outside Seat Position Control of a Vehicle ...... 4-5 (4-Door Models) ...... 1-41 Control. Loss Of ...... 4-12 Securing in the Center Rear Seat Positioh ...... 1-43 ConVenience.Net ...... 2-37 Securing in the Right Front Seat Position...... 1-44 Convex Outside Mirror ...... 2-36 TopStrap ...... 1-39 Coolant ...... 6-19 Where to Put ...... 1-38 Bleed Valves ...... 5-19 CigaretteLighter ...... 2-41 Heater,Engine ...... 2-14,6-14 Circuit Bfeaker, Power Windows and.Other How to Add to the Coolant Recovery Tank ...... 5-16 Power Options ...... 6-63 How to Add to the Radiator ...... 5-18 City Driving ...... 4-17 Temperature Gage ...... ; ...... 2-51 Cleaner, Air ...... 6-15 Temperature Light ...... 2-50 Cleaning Cruise Control ...... 2-28 Aluminum Wheels ...... 6-54 Erasing Speed Memory ...... 2-31 Fabric ...... 6-49 Getting Out Of ...... 2-30 Glass ...... 6-52 Passing Another Vehicle While Using ...... 2-30 Inside of Your Oldsmobile ...... 6-48 ToIncreaseSpeed ...... 2-29 Leather ...... 6-51 ToReduceSpeed ...... 2-30 Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades...... 6-52 To Resume a Set Speed ...... 2-29 Outside of Your Oldsrnobile ...... 6-53 ToSet ...... 2-29 SpecialProblems ...... 6-50 UseonHills ...... 2-30 Stains ...... 6-50 Cupholders ...... 2-37 .Tires ...... 6-54 Customer Assistance for the Hearing or Top of the Instrument Panel ...... 6-51 SpeechImpaired ...... 8-2 Vinyl ...... 6-50 Customer Assistance Information ...... 8-1 Clock, Setting-the ...... 3-8 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...... 8-1 Damage. Finish ...... 6-54 Damage. Sheet Metal ...... - ...... 6-54 Daytime Running Lamps ...... 2-32 DeadBattery ...... 5-2 Defects. Reporting ...... 8-4 Defensive Driving ...... 4-1 Defogger. Rear Window ...... 3-7 Defogging and Defrosting Windows ...... i ,. 3-3. 3-7 Display. Head-Up ...... , ...... 2-55 Dome Lights ...... 2-34- DoorLocks ...... 2-3 Driver Position ...... 1-12 Driver Temperature Knob ...... 3-4 Driving ' AtNight ...... 4-13 City ...... 4-17 Defensive ...... 4-1 Drunken ...... 4-2 Freeway ...... 4-18 In a Blizzard ...... 1 ...... 1 .. 4-24 In Foreign Countries ...... 6-4 IntheRain ...... 4-15 . On -Curves ...... -4-8 . On Grades with a Trailer ...... : . : ...... 4-33 On Hill and Mountain Roads ...... 4-20 On Snow and Ice ...... 1 ...... 4-23 Through Deep Standing Water ...... 2-13 Winter ...... 4-22 With a Trailer ...... 4-32 DrunkenDriving ...... 4-2

9-4 Fib& Cleaning ...... 6-49 GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) ...... 4-26 FanKnob ...... Gear Positions ...... 2-15 FiberglassSprings ...... 6-55 Glass.Cleaning ...... 6-52 Filling YourTank ...... 6-5 GloveBox ...... 2-9 Filter. Air Cleaner ...... 6- 15 GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) ...... 4-26 Finishcare ...... 6-53 Finish Damage ...... 6-54 First Gear. Automatic Transaxle ...... 2-18 Halogen Bulbs ...... 6-28 FixedMastAntenna ...... 3-19 Hazard Warning Flashers ...... 5-1. Flashers. Hazard Warning ...... 5-1 HeadRestraints ...... 1-3 'I Flat Tire. Changing ...... 5-23 Head-Up Display (HUD) ...... 2-55 Fluid Capacities ...... 6-65 Headlamp Aiming ...... 6-28 Fluid Levels. Maintenance ...... 7-36 Headlamp Bulb Replacement ...... 6-31 Fluids and Lubricants ...... 7-41 Headlamp HighLow Beam Changer ...... 2-26 Fog Lamp Bulb Replacement ...... 6-37 Headlamp.Wiring ...... 6-63 Fog -Lamps.Operation ...... 2-3 1 Headlamps. Operation ...... 2-31 ForeignCountries. Fuel ...... 6-4 Hearing or Speech Impaired. Customer Assistance...... 8-2 Freeway Driving ...... 4- 18.. Heating ...... 3-3., 3-6 French Language Manual ...... 11 High-Beam Lamps. How to Change ...... 2-26 Front Seatback Latches ...... 1-5 Highway Hypnosis ...... 4-20 Fuel ...... 6-3 Hill and Mountain Roads ...... 4-20 Filling Your Tank ...... : ...... 6-5 Hitches, Trailer ...... 4-31 Gage ...... 2-45 Hood Release ...... 6-7 In Foreign Countries ...... 6-4 Horn ...... 2-24 LowLight ...... 2-46 HotEngine ...... 5-13 Fuse Block, Instrument Panel ...... 6-58 Hydroplaning ...... 4-16 Fuses and-Circuit Breakers ...... 6-58 Ice. Driving On ...... 4-23 Gage. EngineCoolant Temperature ...... 2-51Ignition Key Positions ...... 2-11 Gasoline ...... 2-11 Switch6-3 Ignition ...... Gasolines for Cleaner Air ...... Illuminated 6-4Entry System ...... 2-33 9-5 ". Low Oil LevelLight ...... 2-54 Mode Knob ...... 3-2 Lubricantsand Fluids ...... 7-41 MTBE (In Fuel) ...... 6-3

Lubrication.Body ...... 7-37 MultifunctionLever ..... ': ...... 2-25 Luggagecarrier ...... 2-38

Net. Convenience ...... ! ...... 2-37 Maintenance Record ...... ; ...... 7-43 Neutral Position. Automatic Transaxle ...... 2-16 Maintenance Schedule ...... 7-1 New Vehicle Break-In ...... 2-11 Owner Checks and Services ...... 7-36 Nightvision ...... 4-14 Periodic Maintenance Inspections ...... 7-40 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...... 7-41 Schedule1 ...... 7-6 Odometer ...... 2-44 Schedule I , Definition ...... 7-4 Odometer, Tamper Resistant ...... 2-44 ScheduleII ...... 7-26 Odometer, Trip ...... 2-44 Schedule 11 Defin.ition ...... 7-4 ,Off-Road Recovery ...... 4-10 Scheduled Maintenance Services ...... 7-3 Oil Maintenance, Normal Replacement Parts ...... 6-66 Engine ...... 640 Maintenance, Underbody ...... : 6-55 WarningLight ...... 2-53 Ordering Maintenance, Wen Trailer Towing .....1...... 4-34 Malfunction Indicator Lamp(Service Engine Owner Publications ...... 8-7 Soon Light) ...... 2-52 Service Bulletins ...... 1 ...... 8-7 Manual Control, Comfort Controls ...... 3-6 Service Manuals ...... 8-7 Manual Front Seat ...... 1 - 1 Outlet, Accessory ...... 2-39 Manual Outside Mirror ...... 2-36 Overdrive Position, Automatic Transaxle ...... 2-17 Methanol (In Fuel) ...... 6-3 .Overheated Engine ...... 5-13 .. Mirrors ...... 2-35 Owner Checks and Services ...... 7-36 Convex Outside ...... 2-36 Owner Publications, Ordering ...... 8-7 Inside DaymightRearview ...... 2-35 Manual Outside ...... ; ...... 2-36 Power Outside Paint Spotting. Chemical ...... 6-55 ...... 2-36 PwelLamps ...... 2-32 Visor Vanity ' ...... 2-39 Park Position. Automatic Transaxle ...... 2-15 Mode Buttons ...... 3-5 9-7 I I ..

Reverse Position. Automatic Transaxle ...... 2- 16 Why They Work ...... :...... 1-8 Right Front Passenger Position ...... 1-25 Safety Chains ...... 4-31 Roadside Assistance ...... -...... :... 8-6 Safety Defects ' RoadsideAssistance. Canadian ...... 8-6 .Reporting to General Motors ...... 8-5 Rocking Your Vehicle ...... i ...... 5-32 Reporting to the Canadian Government ...... 8-5 Rotation. Tire 6-42 ...... Reporting to the United States Government...... 8-4... Safety Warnings and Symbol's ...... 111 Scheduled Maintenance Services ...... 7-3 .safety Belt Extender ...... 1-50 Seats Safety Belt Reminder Light ...... : ...... 1-6, 2-47 Controls ...... 1-1 SafetyBelts ...... 1-6 ManualFront ...... 1-1 Adults ...... ;, ...... 1-12 Power ...... 1-2 Careof ...... 6-51 Reclining Front ...... 1-2 Center Passenger Position ...... 1-26 Restraint Systems And ...... 1-1 Driver Position ...... 1- 12 Securing a Child Restraint ...... 1-38 Extender ...... : ...... 1-50' Split Folding Rear ...... 1-6 How to Wear Properly ...... ; ...... 1- 12 Second Gear, Automatic Transaxle ...... 2-17 Incorrect Usage ...... 1- 15, 1-48 Security Light ...... 2-54 Lap ...... 1-26 Security System (PASS-Key II) ...... 2-10 Lap-Shoulder ...... 1- 12 Service ...... 6-1 Lap-Shoulder, Rear (2-Door Models) ...... 1-28 Service and Appearance Care ...... 6-1 Lap-Shoulder, Rear (4-Door Models) ...... 1-30 Service and Owner Publications ...... 8-7 Questions People Ask ...... 1- 11 Service Bulletins, Ordering ...... 8-7 Rear Seat Passengers ...... 1-27 Service Engine Soon Light ...... 2-52 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides ...... &.... 1-34 Service Manuals, Ordering ...... 8-7 ..Replacing After a Crash ...... 1-50 Service Parts Identification Label ...... 6-57 Right Front Passenger Position ...... 1-25 Service Publications ...... 8-7 . Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster ....: ...... 1-14 Service Work, Doing Your Own ...... 6-2 Use by Children ...... 1-36 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Oldsmobile ...... 1-24 Use by Larger Children ...... 1-47 SheetMetal Damage ...... 6-54 Use by Smaller Children and Babies ...... 1-36 Shift Lever, Console ...... 2-20 Use During Pregnancy ...... 1-25 Shift Lever, Steering Column ...... 2-19 Shifting Into Park (P) ...... 2- 19 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) : ...... 1-19 Shifting Out of Park (P) ...... 2-21 Symbols. Vehicle ...... v Shifting. Automatic Transaxle ...... 2- 15 System Controls. Comfort Controls ...... Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster ...... 1-14 SignalingTurns ...... 2-26 Skidding ...... 4-12 Tachometer ...... 2-44 Snow. Driving On ...... 4-23 Taillamps. Bulb Replacement ...... 6-34 Sound Equipment. Adding ...... 3- 18 Tamper Resistant Odometer ...... 2-44 Spare Tire. Compact ...... 5-31 Tape Player Care ...... 3-18 Specifications Chart ...... 6-65 Tape Player. Cassette ...... 3-11 Speech or Hearing Impaired. Customer Assistance...... 8-2 TDD ...... 8-2 1 Speedometer/Odometer ...... 2-44 Temperature Knob ...... 3-1 Split Folding Rear Seat ...... 1-6 Temperature Knob, Driver ...... 3-4 Springs. Fiberglass ...... 6-55 Temperature Knob. Passenger ...... 3-5 Stains. Cleaning ...... 6-50 Theft ...... 2-9 Starter Switch. Maintenance ...... 7-37 Theftlock Feature ...... 3-15 Starting Your Engine ...... 2- 12 Thermostat ...... 6-22 Steam. If Coming From Your Engine ...... 5- 13 Third Gear. Automatic Transaxle ...... 2-17 Steering ...... 4-8 Tilt Steering Wheel ...... 2-25 Column Lock. Maintenance ...... 7-38 Time. Setting the ... ; ...... 3-8 Column Shift Lever ...... : ...... 2- 19 Tires ...... 6-40 ..In Emergencies ...... 4-9 Alignment and Balance ...... 6-45 .Power ...... 4-8 BuyingNew ...... 6-43 - . .‘.TiltWheel ...... 2-25 Chains ...... 6-47 .Tips ...... 4-8 Flat .4...... 5-22 ...... Wheel Touch Controls ...... 3-21 Inflation ...... 6-41, 7-36 Storage Armrest ...... 2-37 Inspection and Rotation ...... 6-42 Storage of Your Vehicle ...... 6-27 Loading ...... 4-26 Stuck: In Sand. Mud. Ice or Snow...... 5-32 Spare, Compact ...... 5-31 SunVisors ...... 2-39 Temperature ...... 6-45 Sunroof ...... 2-40 Traction ...... 6-44 ...... _- t

Treadwear ...... 6-44 Underbody Maintenance ...... 6-55 Uniform Quality Grading ...... 6-44 wear Indicators ...... 6-43 Wheel Replacement .....- ...... 6-46 Vehicle DamageWarnings ...... iv When It's Timefor New ...... 6-43 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...... 6-57 Top.Strap ...... 1-39 Vehicle Loading ...... 4-26 TorqueLock ...... 2-21 VehicleStorage ...... 6-27 Torque, Wheel Nut ...... 5-28 Vehicle Symbols ...... v Towing'a Trailer ...... 4-28 VehicleTowing ...... 5-7 Towing Your Vehicle ...... 5-7 Vehicle. Control of A ...... 4-5 Trailer Tongue Weight' ...... 4-30 Vehicle. Leaving. Your ...... 2-4.. Trailer Towing ...... in 4-28Sold FirstVehicles Canada ...... 11 Brakes ...... 4-31 Ventilation ...... 3-3. 3-6 Driving on Grades ...... 4-33 Ventilation System. Flow-Through ...... 3-8 Driving with'a Trailer ...... 4-3.2 VentilationTips ...... 3-8 Hitches ...... 4-31 VIN ...... 6-57 Maintenance ...... 4-34 Vision. Night ...... 4-14 ParkingonHills ...... 4-34 Visor Vanity Mirrors ...... 2-39 Safety Chains ...... 4-3 1 Visors. .Sun ...... 2-39 Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires ...... 4-30 Turn Signals ...... 4-33 Weight of a Trailer ...... 4-29 warning Devices ...... 5-2 Transaxle Fluid, Automatic ...... 6- 16 Warning Flashers. Hazard ...... 5-1 TransaxlePark Mechanism andParking I Warning Lights. Gages and Indicators ...... 2-45 Brake Check ...... 7-32 Washer Fluid. Windshield ...... - ...... 6-24 Trip Odometer ...... 2-44 Washers. Windshield ...... 2-27 Trip, Before Leaving on a Long...... 4- 19 Washing Your Vehicle ...... 6-53 TrunkLock ...... 2-8 Water. Driving Through Deep Standing ...... 2-13 Trunk Release, Remote ...... 2-8 Weatherstrips ...... 6-52 Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator ...... 2-26 Wheel' Alignment ...... 6-45 Turn SignaUMultifunction Lever ...... 2-25 WheelNutTorque ...... 5-28 Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer...... 4-33 Wheel Replacemept ...... 6-46 9- 11 '.Wheel Replacement, Used ...... 6-47 .. WindowLock 2-24 i...... Window,Express Down ...... ;...... '2-24 -;,-;.' .

Windows,Power ...... 2-24 8~G;:'*i

Windshield Washer Fluid ...: ...... 6-24 ;&A+, '' .'_a , WindshieldWashers ...... 2-27 t;;. . , IL . ,: ' WindshieldReplacementBladeWiper, 6-39 ...... WindshieldWiper, Circuit Breaker ...... 6-63 .... Windshield WGers ...... 2-27 Winter, Driving In ...... 4-22 Wiring,Headlamp ...... 6-63 WreckerTowing ...... i...... 5-7

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