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The 1997 Cadillac DeVille Owner’s Manual

1-1 Seats and Restraint Systems
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly.
It also explains the“SIR” system.
2-1 Features and Controls
This section explains how to start and operate your Cadillac.
3- 1 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
This section tells you howto adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how
td @€%ate youraudio system.
4-1 Your Driving and the Road
Here you’ll find helpful information and tips about the road and how to drive under different
5-1 Problems on the Road
This section tells what to doif you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc.
6- 1 Service and Appearance Care
Here the manual tells you how to keep your Cadillac running properly and looking good.
7-1 Customer Assistance Information
This section tells you how to contact Cadillac for assistance and how to get service and owner publications.
It also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page7- 12.
8-1 Index
Here’s an alphabetical listingof almost every subject in this manual.
You can use it to quickly find
something you want to read.


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Few automobiles are fortunate enough to have the rich heritage
that is Cadillac. The name Cadillac is appropriately that of
Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac, the French military commander
who founded the city of Detroit in1701. What better name for
the oldest automobile manufacturer in Detroit.

Henry M. Leland, knownas the master of precision, commonplace as standardized parts are today, in 1908
initiated his precisionmanufacturing techniques at the parts werestill individually handfitted both in
founding of Cadillac in 1902.His exacting standards production and service.
prompted the motto by which Cadillac has been guided
over the years - “Craftsmanship A Creed -Accuracy
A Law.”
The introduction of the first four cylinderengine in 1905
led the industry and enabled Cadillacs to travel atspeeds
up to 50 mph.
For attention to quality and innovation, theRoyal
Automobile Club of England awarded the prestigious
Dewar Trophy to Cadillac twice . . . first in 1908 for
achieving perfect interchangeability of parts and again
for introducing the electric self starter,
electric lighting
and ignition system on 1912 models. Cadillac isthe
only American manufacturer to win this honorand
the only manufacturer in the world to win it twice. As


1914 V8 Engine VI 6 Engines
. .

Standardization openedthe eyes of the industrial world
and was the cornerstoneof modern assembly line
production. From this achievement evolved the
reference to Cadillacas “Standard of the World.”
In 1909 Cadillac was purchasedby the then new
General Motors Corporation.
Convenience, cleanliness and all-weather comfort were
greatly enhanced in 19
10 when Cadillac became the first
manufacturer to offer closed bodies as standard equipment.
“The Penaltyof Leadership” first appeared in the
January 2, 1915 issueof The Saturday EveningPost as an
expression of the Cadillac commitmentto leadership,
of the
quality and innovation. It is widely regarded as one

shortly after Pearl Harbor. W 6 Engine During World War11. The crisp..The ’30s witnessed production of the powerful.. chrome plating and the first car to be designed by a stylist (1927 LaSalle/Harley Earl). Many Cadillac “firsts”have followed over the years. including the synchro-mech clashless transmission. smooth and quiet V 12 and V16 engines. A vehicles and internal partsfor Allison V1710 engines.finest documents ever written. contemporary lines of the 1938 60 Special series usheredin a new era in styling. security plate glass. Two Cadillac V8 engines and Hydra-Matic transmissions were used in each M5AI and M24 tanks. 1931 VI6 Sport Phaeton vii . combat : i . It was published following the introduction of the first production V8 engine. a nationwide comprehensive service policy. Cadillac discontinuedcar production for the first time since 1902 in order to construct light tanks. which was standard in all Cadillacs beginning with the 19 15 model...

And yet. “Beauty.and that the car is Cadillac! ”& W m d . we think you willagree that the word is “elegance” .smooth. to this new Cadillac. to be sure. There are.intheir fullest meaning.1 viii Advertisement for 1960 Sixty Special .might be summarized as “elegance in motion. “majesty.” “brilliance” . wehave selected “elegance” as the word that most fully characterizes the Cadillac of 1960. clean-lined styling is certainly elegant beyond compare. quiet and effortless . from this wonderful vocabulary.&-ad tz$w%A% 3. And even its new performance .” Once you have seen and driven it for yourself. Its new interior luxury provides a feeling of elegance that can be sensed nowhere else in the world of motor cars. The car’s beautiful. many ways todescribe the superlative motor car pictured.all apply.

in. high A driver and passenger Air Cushion Restraint compression V8 engine on the 1949 model. followed with thetwo door hardtop Coupe DeVille and the industry's first modern overhead valve.This was closely debuted on 1970 Eldorados. 1975 and 1976 Cadillacs.The Track Master tail fin which once more set the trend in automotive computerized skid control braking system option styling for nearly two decades. tiltand telescoping steering wheels. automatic Analog Electronic Fuel Injection was available. Cadillac introduced thelegendary through 1976 Eldorados. 1975 Cadillacs and standard on the new international twilight sentinel and fourdoor hard tops all debutedin size 1976 Seville. transistor radio. introduced in 1953. Cruise control. system (air bag) was availableon all 1974. In 1978. advances such as air suspension. Engineering innovations. The 472 cu. ix . memory seat. for all 1970 For the 1948 model. In 1957 theEldorado Brougham featured incorporated the first on-board microprocessor. a brushed stainless steel roof and low profile tires. the Trip Computer option these years. conveniences and styling dominated the '50s and '60s. on climate control. automatic electric door locks. was redesignedfor 1967 as the firstfront wheel drive personal luxury car. in. V8 engine used in all Cadillacsin 1968 and 1969 was enlarged to500 cu. 1 I957 Eldorado Brougham The Eldorado.

Carof the Year. Northstar4. The stateof the art system includes the 32 valve. speed sensitive steering. For more than nine decades Cadillac has been a leader in quality and technical innovation. Cadillac is “Creating a Higher Standard. road sensing suspension. a The electronics and computerization which were pioneered by Cadillac inthe ’70s came of age in the ’80s with Digital Fuel Injection and On-Board Diagnostics in 1980. anti-lock brakes and traction control. 4T80-E electronically controlled automatic transaxle. The year 1993 saw the introductionof the Northstar system.Car & Driver. Motor Trend.” X . The 1992 Seville STS was the first car ever to win all three major automotive awards:Car of the Year. Ten Best List. Now more than ever. four wheel Anti-lock Brakes on 1986 models and Traction Control in the of fall1989.6 liter V8 engine. dual overhead camshaft. Automobile Magazine.

back of the manual. Then Index we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the hazard. it will help you learnabout the features and These mean thereis something that could hurt controls for your vehicle. It’s an alphabeticallist of what’s in the manual. symbol means “Don’t.” the waming. . you’ll find you or other people. 1 1 You will also find a circle Safety Warnings andSymbols with a slash throughit in this book.How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning I /!\ CAUTION: to end when theyfirst receive their new vehicle. Please read these cautions.’’ We use a box andthe word CAUTIONto tell you “Don’t do this. If you don’t. In the caution area. that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly. and the page number where you’ll findit. In this manual.we tell you what the hazard is.” or “Don’t if you were to ignore about things that could hurt you let this happen.If you do this. This safety You will find a numberof safety cautions in thisbook. you or A good place tolook for what you need is theIndex in others couldbe hurt.

CAUTION or NOTICE. use TheyYou’ll youralsoonseelabels warning the same words. this damage would Also.Many times.and it couldbecostly.inthisbook you willfindthesenotices:notbe covered by yourwarranty. NOTICE: When you read other manuals. you might see CAUTION I These mean thereis something that could damage your vehicle. I i But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage.we tell youabout something thatcan damage your vehicle. I and NOTICE warnings in different colors orin different words. xii .Vehicle Damage Warnings In <he notice area. I vehicle.

These symbols These symbols These symbols These symbols Here are some these symbols are important have to do with are on some of are used on other symbols are used on an for you and your lamps: your controls: warning and you may see: original battery: your passengers indicator lights: whenever your A vehicle is Q - - CAUTION driven: POSSIBLE WIPER FUSE INJURY COOLANT aa aa TEMP PROTECT EYES BY DOOR LOCK UNLOCK TURN SIGNALS e P SHIELDING BAllERY CHARGING SYSTEM I-1 LIGHTER (0) h=r CAUSTIC WINDSHIELD HORN FASTEN DEFROSTER BURNS SEAT BELTS HAZARD WARNING A BRAKE AVOID SPARKS OR FLASHER CT SPEAKER b FLAMES DAYTIME * RUNNING * LAMPS * ' * 0 ENGINE OIL PRESSURE w.Vehicle Symbols These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle. FLAME COULD EXPLODE BATTERY FOG LAMPS $0 VENTILATING FAN ANTI-LOCK BRAKES (@) xiii . For example. FUEL e3 SPARK OR .111.

b NOTES xiv .

Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Here you’llfind information aboutthe seats in your Cadillac and how to use your safety belts properly. 1-2 Seats and Seat Controls 1-30 Center Passenger Position 1-7 Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone 1-31 Rear Seat Passengers 1-12 Here Are Questions ManyPeople Ask About 1-35 Children Safety Belts -.and the Answers 1-37 Child Restraints 1-13 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly 1-45 Larger Children 1-13 Driver Position 1-48 Safety Belt Extender 1-21 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy 1-48 Checking Your Restraint Systems 1-22 Right Front Passenger Position 1-48 Replacing Restraint SystemParts 1-22 Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) After a Crash Systems . You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. &&* -A*.

located on the front doors. memory seats. 1-2 . lumbar adjustments. move and adjustthe angle of the seat.how to adjust them.lift up or press down on the front of the control. 0 Moving the seat cushion control up or down adjusts the seat height. 0 Lifting upor pressing downon the rear partof the The power seat controls. 0 To adjust the angleof the front seat cushion. heated seats and head restraints. Power Seats 0 or rearward Move the seat cushion control forward to move the entireseat.Seats and Seat Controls This section tellsyou about the power seats -. seat control adjusts the rear angle of the seat cushion. and also about reclining front seatbacks.

For more information. Withinfive seconds. move the LUMBAR switch forward to increase support and rearward to decrease support. so should the position of your programmed by repeatingthe above steps and pressing lumbar support. recall. the Note thateach time a memory button is pressed.Power Lumbar Control(If Equipped) Memory Seat and Mirrors(If Equipped) The LUMBAR controlis located on the outboard side of each front seat. Use the power seat controlfirst to get theproper position.Move the LUMBAR switch side to Adjust the driver’s seat (including lumbar adjustments) side toraise or lower the supportmechanism to suit and both outside mirrors to a comfortable position and your preference. 1-3 . Adjust the seat as needed. then press theSET button. If you have the optional personalizationpackage.A second mirror and seating positionmay be it may during long trips.’. To reshape the lower seatback. It provides additional support to your lower back and it works independently of the other seat controls. button “2” instead of button 1. Then proceed with the lumbar adjustment. press Keep in mind thatas your seating positionchanges. as button “l. see “Memory Seat and Mirrors” later in this section. a single power lumbar control can be programmedfor memory beep will sound through the left front speaker.

comfort controls and radio and want to stop seat or mirror movement. movement are programmedthrough the Driver Information Center(DIC) so that the driver can select The EXIT buttoncan be programmed to allow easy exit whether ornot movement will occur using the RKE for up to two drivers.The have previously programmed them.While your vehicleis in PARK (P). press one positions. Releasing the buttons willstop adjustment. mirror. comfort controls and radio will automatically adjust to You can also recall a seatand mirror positionif your the appropriate positions.see “Remote Recall Memory” in by the EXIT button. briefly press the EXIT button to recall your programmed exit position. Press and hold either the 1 or 2 button until seat and mirror movement is Automatic seat. movement will occurif the Remote Keyless Entry This will adjustthe seat and mirrors to where you ( R E ) transmitter is used to enter the vehicle. vehicle is not inPARK (P). the Index. mirrors.If you have number on the backof the transmitter corresponds to accidentally pressedone of the memory recall buttons the 1 or 2 seat. “exit” position and then press theSET button followed For more information. mirrors. After the unlock button is pressed on the of the manual seat or mirror control buttons. the seat.Adjust the seat to comfortable a transmitter or by placing the ignition key in the ignition. when the key is placedin the ignition. 1-4 .comfort controls and radio complete. comfort controls and radio and seating positions by briefly pressing button1 or 2. you can recall mirror Automatic seat. mirrors.If your vehicle is in PARK (P).This RKE transmitter (the ignition must be in lock) or cancels a memory recall.

to turn on the heatingelements in the seat.The HI setting heats the seat to a slightly higher temperature. Move the SEAT HEAT control to eitherLO or HI the seatback.Heated Front Seat (Option) Reclining Front Seatbacks The control is located onthe outboard side of each front Press the recliner control forward or rearward to adjust seat. The heated seatscan only be used when the ignition is turned on. 1-5 . The LO setting warms theseatback and cushion until the seat approximates body temperature. A telltale lightin the control reminds you that the heatingsystem is in use.

The shoulderbelt can’t do its job because it won’t be against yourbody. In a crashyou could go into it. But don’t have a seatback reclinedif your vehicle For proper protectionwhen the vehicle is in is moving. Even if you buckle up. In a crash the belt couldgo up over your abdomen. motion. it will be in frontof you. have theseatback upright. yoursafety belts can’tdo their jobwhen you’re reclined like this. notat your pelvic bones. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. 1-6 . receiving neck or other injuries. The lapbelt can’t do its job either. This could cause serious internal injuries. The belt forceswould be there. Instead. Sitting ina reclined positionwhen your vehicle is in motion can bedangerous.

Youcan hit things inside the This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts vehicle or be ejected from it. It also tells you some things you should not do injured or killed.You can be seriously properly. Don’t let anyone ride where heor she can’t wear The head restraints tiltforward and rearward also.If you are in acrash and you’re not wearing a safety belt.Head Restraints Slide the head restraint up or down so that the top of the 6!!!. This position reduces the chance of a neck injuryin a crash. Always fasten your And it explains the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint safety belt. a safety belt properly. not be if youare buckled up. 1-7 . In the same crash.you might with safety belts. your injuries Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone can be much worse. are fastened properly too.and check that your passengers’ belts (SIR). CAUTLN: restraint is closest to the topof your ears. or airbag system.

a lot! Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up.. Without belts they could have been badly everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a hurt or killed. In a collision..If you do have It is extremely dangerousto ride in a cargoarea. inside or outside of a vehicle. Besure walk away. and some crashescan be so people riding in these areas are more likelyto be serious that even buckled up a person wouldn’t survive. Here’s why: You never knowif you’ll be in a crash. In most crashes buckling up does matter . A few crashes aremild. a crash. ride in any area of your vehiclethat is not people who buckle up can survive and sometimes equipped with seatsand safety belts. the law says They work. seriously injuredor killed. the facts are clear. After more than25 years of safety beltsin vehicles. Do not allow people to But most crashesare in between. safety belt properly. In most states and Canadian provinces. In many of them. to wear safety belts. (See “Safety Belt Reminder Light”in the Index.) . you don’t knowit if will be a bad one.

Why Safety BeltsWork When you ride inor on anything. 1-9 . Take the simplest vehicle. you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it.Suppose it’s just a seat on wheels.

. doesn’t stop. 1-10 . it could be the windshield .. In a real vehicle.Get it up to speed. The rider The person keeps going until stoppedby something. Then stop the vehicle.

That’s why safety belts make such good sense. You stop over more distance.you slow down as the vehicle does. ..or theinstrument panel .. or the safetybelts! With safety belts. You get moretime to stop. and your strongest bones take the forces.

if you are belted. Being a good driver A: You could be -. but especially in side and other collisions. Even if you’rein a vehicle that has air bags. ismuch greater occur at speedsof less than 40 mph (65 km/h). so being conscious during and after an accident. why should I wear safety belts? Q: Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle afteran A: You may be an excellent driver. Q: If my vehicle has air bags. And the greatest number of serious injuries and deaths you can unbuckle and get out.you and accident ifI’m wearing a safety belt? your passengers can be hurt. But they are supplemental systems only. so they work with safety belts -. but ifyou’re in an accident -.and the Answers home. andI never drive far from About Safety Belts -. you stillhave to buckle up to get the most protection. And your chance of Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km)of home.not instead of them.whether you’re wearing a safety doesn’t protect you from things beyond your belt or not.why should I have to wear safety belts? A: Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them inthe future. Safety belts are for everyone. That’s true not onlyin frontal collisions. Every air bag system ever offeredfor sale has required theuse of safety belts.Here Are Questions Many PeopleAsk Q: If I’m a good driver. But you can unbuckle a safety belt. suchas bad drivers. control.even one that isn’t your fault-. . even if you’re upside down.

of this manual called in your Cadillac. 1-13 . see the part “Children. We’ll start withthe driver position. And there are different rules it properly. Lap-Shoulder Belt Be aware that thereare special things to know about The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Adjust the seat (to see how. First. for smaller children and babies. Here’s how to wear safety belts andchldren. 2. This part is only for people of adult size. see “Seats’’ in the Index) so you can sit up straight.How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Driver Position Adults This part describes the driver’s restraint system.” Follow those rulesfor everyone’s protection. Close and lock the door.If a child willbe riding 1. you’ll wantto know which restraint systems your vehicle has.

This could cause serious or even fatal injuries.If the belt isn’t long enough. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. would apply force at your abdomen. or crash. the belt to slide under the lap belt. Push the latch plate intothe buckle until it clicks.In a crash. I 4. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quicklyif you ever had to. see “Safety Belt Extender’’ at theend of this section. 3. this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. Pick up the latch plate and pull the beltacross you. The lap partof the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips. And you’d beless likely If you slid under it. Don’t let it get twisted.If you find that the latch plate will not go fully into the buckle.just touching the thighs.see if you are using the buckle for the center passenger position. Be sure to use the correct buckle when buckling your lap-shoulder belt. The safety belt locksif there’s a sudden stop 1-14 . Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure.

move the shoulder belt You can move the height adjuster to the desired position.Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster To move it down. adjuster to the height that is right for you. Adjust the heightso that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder. but not falling 1-15 . squeeze the releasehandle and move Before you begin to drive. try to moveit down withoutsqueezing the release handle to make sureit has locked into position. the adjuster upjust by pushing up on the bottomof the release handle. your face and neck. The belt shouldbe away fiom off your shoulder. After you move the adjuster to where you want it.

Sit well back in the seat. 1. adjustit feature won’t set.If this happens. the adjustment feature. before you beginto drive. giveit a quick pull. If the shoulder beltseems too tight. You should hear a Your car has a shoulderbelt tightness adjustment slight clicking sound. the belt will become tight again.Shoulder Belt Tightness Adjustment 4. 2. out the shoulder belt. If you move aroundin the vehicle enough. 5. Lean forward slightly. If you’ve added more than 1 inch (25mm) of slack. or if you pull 3. Just before it reaches the end. and you’ll havestartto again. you can resetit. Now you can add a small amount of slack. Let the belt go back all the way.If you don’t. 1-16 ~ ~ . Start pulling the shoulder belt out. pull the shoulder belt out as you did before and start again. then sit back.

A: The shoulder belt is too loose. which could increase injury. It won’t give nearly as much protection this way. . Don’t allow more than1 inch (25 mm) of slack.@ What’s wrong with this? You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash.The shoulder belt should fit against your body. you would move forward too much.

This could cause seriousinternal injuries.Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you.' What's wrong with this? You can be seriouslyinjured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash. A: The belt is buckled in the wrong place.Q. the belt wouldgo up over your abdomen. . notat the pelvic bones. The belt forces would be there.

@ What's wrong with this? You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. which would increase the chanceof head andneck injury. your body would move too far forward. the belt would apply too much force to the ribs.It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. You could also severelyinjure internal organs like your liveror spleen.In a crash. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. . Also. which aren't as strong as shoulderbones.

1-20 . belt to spread impact forces.you wouldn’t have the full width of the If a beltis twisted. or ask your dealerto fix it.In a crash. make it straightso it canwork properly.@ what’s wrong with this? You can be seriously injuredby a twisted belt. A: The belt is twisted across the body.

Like all occupants. below the rounding. you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. The belt shouldgo back outof the way. 1-21 . just push the buttonon the buckle. Before you close the door. including pregnant women. II SafetyBeltUseDuringPregnancy Safety belts work for everyone. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt. If you slam the door on it. throughoutthe pregnancy. they are more likely be to seriously injured if they don’t wear safety belts. be sure the beltis out of the way. To unlatch the belt. and the lap portion should be wornas low as possible.

A 1-22 -- . bags are “supplemental restraints” to the safety When the lap portionof the beltis pulled out all the belts. it’s more likely that thefetus won’t be hurtin a crash. All air bags are designed to work with way.a frontal air bagfor only in moderate to severe crashes where the driver. asfor anyone. Wearing your safety belt during The right front passenger’s safety belt works the same a crash helps reduce your chance of hitting things way as the driver’s safety belt. a side impact air bag for the driver. or in a rollover or in another side impact air bag for the right front passenger. Whena safety beltis worn properly. See “Driver Position. and right front passenger are designed to inflate Your Cadillac has fourair bags -. and designed to inflate in frontal. They aren’t passenger. Everyonein your vehicle shouldwear Here are the most important things to know about the -- a safety belt properly whether or not there’s an air bag systems: air bag for that person. They aren’t designed to inflate at This part explains the frontal and side impact all in rollover. it will lock.” inside the vehicleor being ejected from it. For pregnant women. The side impactair bags for the driver bag systems. the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. You can be severely injured or killed in a crash if -- you aren’t wearing your safety belteven if you Right Front Passenger Position have an air bag. and start again.side or low-speed frontal SupplementalInflatable Restraint(SIR)systems or air crashes. rear. rear crashes. another frontal air bag for the right front something bits the sideof your vehicle. Air earlier in this section.If it does. Frontal air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to work only in moderate Supplemental Inflatable Restraint to severe crashes where the front of your vehicle (SIR) Systems hits something. let it go back all theway safety beltsbut don’t replace them.The best way to protectthe fetus is to protect the mother.

Always secure children properly in your vehicle. Always wear your safety belt. against the door. seethe part of this manual called “Children”and the caution label on the right front passenger’s safety belt. Safety belts help keep you in position for air bag inflation beforeand during a crash. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. it could seriously injure you. Thedriver should sitas far back as possible while still maintaining controlof the vehicle. There is an airbag readiness lighton the instrument Front occupants should not lean on or sleep panel. To read how. If AIR BAG you’re too close to an inflating air bag. faster than the blinkof an eye.I /11 CAUTION: I Both frontal and side impactair bags inflate with great force. See “Air Bag Readiness Light” in the Index I /i\ CAUTION: for more information. The system checks the air bag electricalsystem for malfunctions. even with air bags. whichshows AIR BAG. An inflating air bag can seriouslyinjure small children. 1-23 .

1-24 .How the Air Bag Systems Work - Where are the air bags? The right front passenger’s frontal air bag is inthe instrument panelon the passenger’s side. The driver’s frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel.

The driver’s side impact air bag is in the driver’s door. Don’t put anythingbetween an occupant and an air bag. 1-25 . If something is between an occupant and an air bag. anddon’t attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub oron or near any other air bag covering. The path of an inflating air bag mustbe kept clear. the bag mightnot inflate properlyor it might force the object into that person. The right front passenger’s side impact air bagis in the passenger’s door. ..

”If your vehicle goes straight bag should have inflated simply because of the damage into a wall that doesn’t move or deform. the air bag sensing not help the occupant.Side impact air bags are not designed to inflate in frontal or near-frontal impacts.the sensing system The driver’s and right front passenger’s side impact air triggers a releaseof gas from the inflator. side impacts. If your vehicle strikes something that will move is determined by the locationof the impact and how or deform. The driver’s and rightfront passenger’s What makes an air bag inflate? frontal air bags are not designedto inflate in rollovers. no one can say whether an air designed “threshold level. because inflation would In an impact of sufficient severity. level is about9 to 15 mph (14 to 24 km/h).The inflator. The Inflation is determined by the angleof the impact and threshold level can vary. because inflation would not The driver’s and right front passenger’s frontal air bags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe frontalor help the occupant. the threshold to a vehicleor because of what the repair costs were.”The threshold level can vary with specific vehicle design. with specific vehicle how quickly the vehicle slows down in frontal and design. inflation range. A side impact air bag are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering will inflateif the crash severityis above the system’s wheel. so that itcan be somewhat aboveor below this near-frontal impacts. the threshold level will quickly the sideof the vehicle deforms. be higher. inflate only if the impact speedis above the system’s In any particular crash. instrument panel and front doors. such asa parked car. For side impact air bags.For both frontal and side impact air bags. which inflates bags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe side the air bag.A side impact air bag will only near-frontal crashes. The frontalair bags are designed to deploy on the side of the vehicle that is struck. 1-26 . airbag and related hardware crashes involving a front door. designed “threshold level.When should an air bag inflate? rollovers or rear impacts. system detects that the vehicleis in a crash. however. or rear impacts.

warm.the collisions.and then onlyin moderate to severefrontal or near-frontal collisions for the driver’s and right front passenger’s frontal air bags. Some components of the air bag module -. 1-27 . After an air bag inflates. Air bags should never be regarded as anything more than a supplementto safety belts. including frontal or near stop people from leaving the vehicle. and rear impacts.will be hotfor a short time.so quickly even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or that some people may not even realize the air bag the instrument panel.Air bags distribute theforce of door for the driver and rightfront passenger’s side the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body. nor does it many typesof collisions. But the frontal air of the bag thatcome into contact with you may be bags would not help you in many typesof collisions. smoke and dustcoming from the ventsin the deflated primarily because an occupant’s motionis not toward air bags. Side impact air bags would not help you in from seeing or being able to steer the vehicle. the provided by safety belts. In moderate to severe side inflated. primarily because an occupant’s motionis not toward those air bags.There will be some including rollovers. even belted occupants can contactthe inside steering wheel hubfor the driver’sair bag. rollovers. frontal collisions. and only in moderate to severe side collisions for the driver’s and rightfront passenger’s side impact air bags. The air bagsupplements the protection instrument panel for the right front passenger’s bag. the of the vehicle.The parts stopping theoccupant more gradually. Airbag inflation doesn’t prevent the driver the air bag. but nottoo hot to touch.it quickly deflates. impact air bags-. rear impacts.How does an airbag restrain? What will you see after an air bag inflates? In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions. and side impacts.

0 Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and diagnostic module.You can lock the the sensors are activated and driver’s safety belt doors again and turnthe interior lampsoff by using the usage at deployment.The service manualfor of the vehicle after an air bag inflates. when inflate (if battery power is available). A new system will include air bag modules If you have breathing problems but can’t getout and possibly other parts. fresh airby opening awindow or a door. you’ll need some new parts for your for people with a history of asthma or other air bag system. In many crashes severe enough to inflatean air bag. This dust could cause breathing problems Air bags are designed to inflate only once. A CAUTION: windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. The module records the doors and turn the interior lamps onwhen air bags information about the readinessof the system. If you don’t get them. When an air bag inflates.then get your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. To avoid this. everyone in the system won’t be there to help protect you in another vehicle should get outas soon as it is safe to do so. Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger air bag. which records information about Your vehicle has a feature that will automatically unlock the frontal air bag system. crash. 1-2s . door lock and interior lamp controls. there is dust in the air. After an air bag inflates.the air bag breathing trouble.

If you damage the covering for the driver’s or the right frontpassenger’s air bag. around your vehicle. You may have to replace the air bag module in For up to10 seconds after theignition key is the steeringwheel. Avoid wires wrapped with yellow tape passenger’s sideimpact air bag. Be sure tofollow proper service procedures. an air the instrument panel for the right front bag canstill inflate during improper service. Let only qualified technicians work on your air Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Cadillac bag systems. or the air bag covering on the driver’s and right front passenger’s door. 1-29 ~ . Theyare probably part of break theair bag coverings. The air bag systems do not need regularmaintenance. Do not openor or yellow connectors.To NOTICE: purchase a service manual. see “Service and Owner Publications” in the Index.the bag may not work properly. air bagsystem won’t work properly.Your Cadillac dealer and the Cadillac Service Manualhave information about servicing your vehicle andthe air bag systems. the air bag systems. both theair bag module and turned off and the batteryis disconnected. You passenger’s air bag.See your dealer There are partsof the air bag systems in several places for service. or both theair bag module can be injured if you are close to anair bag when and door panel for the driver’s and right front it inflates.Improper service can mean that an Air bags affect how your Cadillac should be serviced. and make sure the person performing work foryou is qualified to doso.

1-30 . tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt.Center Passenger Position n U Lap Belt If your vehicle has afront split seat anda rear bench seat. When you sit in a center seating position. To make the belt longer. you have a lap safety belt. someonecan sit in the center positions. which hasno retractor.

. Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. To make the belt shorter.If the belt isn’t long enough. Rear Seat Passengers It’s very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more oftenin crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Buckle. position and releaseit the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. on the buckleis positioned Make sure the release button so you would be ableto unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. see “Safety Belt Extender’’ at the end of this section.

The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. 2. Then pull the belt across you more slowly.Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions h Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. 1. Here’s how to wear one properly. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don’t letit get twisted. If this happens. Push the latch plate into the buckle untilit clicks. 1-32 . let the belt go back slightly to unlock it.

To make the lap part tight. 1-33 . Pull up on the latch plz-te to make sure it is secure. 1 If the belt stops beforeit reaches the buckle.see “Safety Belt Extender” at the endof this section. pull down on the buckle plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it. end of the belt as you pull upon the shoulder part. If the belt is not long enough. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. tilt the latch 3.

the belt to slide under the lap belt. The safety belt locksif there’s a sudden stopor a crash. The shoulder belt shouldgo over the shoulder and across the chest. which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. you would move forward too much.This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. just touching the thighs. /!\ CAUT. would apply force at your abdomen.In a crash. force to thestrong pelvic bones.A You can be seriously hurtif your shoulder beltis too loose.And you’d be less likely If you slid under it. this applies the hips. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The lappart of the belt should be worn low and snug on In a crash.. or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. 1-34 .

Smaller Children and Babies A CAUTION: Smaller childrenand babies should always be restrained in a childor infant restraint. A very To unlatch the belt. Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection!That includes infants and all children smaller than adult size. the belt would apply force right on the child’s abdomen. So. 1-35 . In the law in everystate in the United States andin every Canadian province says childrenup to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle. The instructions for the restraint will say whetherit is the right typeand size for your child. Instead. be sure that any child small enough for one is always properly restrained in a childor infant restraint.In a crash.fact.just push thebutton on the buckle. young child’ship bones are so small that a regular belt might not stay low on the hips. the belt will likely be over the child’s abdomen. asit should. which could cause seriousor fatal injuries.

For example. (110 kg) force on your arms.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. A baby doesn't weigh much until a crash. a 12-lb. I -. During a crash a baby will become so heavy you can't hold it. Secure the baby in an infant restraint. I I Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in -- a vehicle.-d) I at only 25 mph (40 k d h ) . The babywould be almost impossible to hold. ina crash CAUTION: (Continued) 1-36 . (5.

Or.Child Restraints Be sure the child restraint is designed to be used in a /!\ CAI. or both. Here’swhy: 1-37 . Always secure a rear-facing the restraint to help reduce the chance of personal injury. however. We at General Motors therefore recommend that you put your child restraint in the rearseat. it will have a label saying that it meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. restraint in the rightfront seat. Before you secure Where toPut the Restraint a forward-facing childrestraint. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat.You may seriously injured if the rightfront passenger’s find these instructions onthe restraint itself or in a air bag inflates. are restrained in the rear rather than front the seat. secure a forward-facing child restraint will show you how do to that. A child in arearfacing child restraint can be Then follow the instructions for the restraint. These restraints use the belt system in rear-facing childrestraint would be very close to your vehicle. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they secure the childrestraint in therear seat. If it is. but the childalso has tobe secured within the inflatingair bag. This is because the backof a booklet. LION: vehicle. always move the front passenger seatas far back asit will go. The instructions that come withthe infant or child You may. child restraint in therear seat.

If you needto have an anchor installed. Wherever you install it. it should be anchored. Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint move can around in a collisionor sudden stop and injure people in the vehicle. If you can ask your Cadillac dealer put want to install an anchor yourself. Be sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle-. 1-38 . your dealer can tell you how to do it.but onlv with the seatmoved all theway back. It’s alwaysbetter to secure a childrestraint in therear seat. however.IA CAUTION: I Top Strap A child in a child restraint in the centerfront seat can be badly injuredby the right front passenger air bag if it inflates. Never secure a child restraint in the centerfront seat. secure a forward-facing child restraint in the rightfront passenger seat. If your child restraint has a top strap. you to it in for you. be sure to secure the child restraint properly.even when no child is in it. You may.

Follow the instructions of the child’s faceor If the shoulder belt goes in front for the child restraint.Canadian law requires that child restraints have a top 3. instructions specifically designed for this vehicle. In Canada.See the earlier part about the top strapif the child restrainthas one. and runthe lap and shoulder strap. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the if belt needed. 1-39 . 1. Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position U You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. Secure the child in the child restraint as the instructions say. neck. your dealer can around the restraint. 2. The dealer can then install theanchor for you. you may install the anchor yourself using the instructions provided in the kit. and that the strap beanchored. Or. portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or If your child restraint hasa top strap. put it behind the child restraint. Pick up the latch plate. The child restraint instructions obtain a kit with anchor hardware and installation will show you how. this work willbe done for you free of charge. Put the restraint on the seat.

Make sure the release buttonis 5. To tighten the belt. safety belt quicklyif you ever had to. 6. 1-40 . To remove the child restraint. just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back all the way. Buckle the belt.4. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions tobe sure it is secure. pull up on the shoulder belt while positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the you push downon the child restraint.The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work an foradult or larger child passenger.

Follow the instructions in theright front passenger seat. Never secure a childrestraint in the centerfront seat. however. Secure the child in the child restraint as the instructions say. the seatmoved all theway back. 3. A child in a childrestraint in the centerfront seat can be badlyinjured by the right front passenger air bag if it inflates. It’s alwaysbetter to latch 1.Securing a Child Restraint in the Center See the earlier partabout the top strap if the child Rear SeatPosition restraint has one.but only with for the child restraint. You’ll be using the lap belt. Put the restraint on the seat. You may. plate and pullingit along the belt. L 1-41 . Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the secure a childrestraint in the rear seat. securea forward-facing child restraint 2.

safety belt quicklyif you ever had to.4.Make sure the release button is show restraint. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. 1-42 . secure the restraint in a different place inthe vehicle and contact the child restraint maker for their advice about how to attach the child restraint properly. pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. The child restraint instructions will positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the you how. 6.It will be ready to work for child passenger.just unbuckle the vehicle’s an adult or larger safety belt. 7. Run the vehicle’s safety beltthrough or around the 5. To remove the child restraint. Buckle the belt. If it isn’t. To tighten the belt.

(See “Seats” in the Index.) 2.See the earlier part Front Seat Position about the top strap the if child restraint has one. 1. always move the seat far as back as it will go before securing aforward-facing child restraint. Always securerearfacing a child restraint in the rear seat. Your vehicle has a rightfront passenger air bag. .Securing a Child Restraintin the Right You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. Put the restraint on the seat.Never 4. and runthe lap and shoulder put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat. put it behind the child restraint.The child restraint instructions A CAUTION: will show you how. A child in arearfacing child restraint can be seriously injured if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates. Follow the instructions for the child restraint. Because your vehicle has a rightfront passenger air bag. Secure the child in the child restraint as the instructions say. If the shoulder beltgoes in front of the child’s face or neck. This is because the back of a rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Pick up the latch plate. 3. Here’s why: portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint.

Buckle the belt. Pull the restof the lap belt all the way out of the positioned so you would beable to unbuckle the retractor to set the lock. Make sure the release button is 6.5. safety belt quicklyif you ever had to. 1-44 1 .

just unbuckle the vehicle's If you have the choice.7.The safety belt window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and will move freely again and be ready towork for an adult get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. Push and pull the child restraintin different Children who have outgrown child restraints should directions tobe sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint. or larger child passenger. To tighten the belt. 8. a child shouldsit next to a safety beltand let it go back all the way. . wear the vehicle's safety belts. feed the lap belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint.

0 Children who aren’t buckledup can be thrown out in Never do this. Here two children are wearing the samebelt.one the that has only a lap belt. you might want to place the child in the center seat position.” What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt. thetwo children canbe crushed together and seriously injured. If the child isso small that the shoulder beltis still very close to the child’sface or neck.A belt must be used by only one person at a time. but the childis so small that the shoulder belt is very close to thechild’s face orneck? A: Move the child toward the center of the vehicle. 1-46 . In a people who are. &. but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child’s shoulder. a crash. The Children who aren’t buckled upcan strike other belt can’t properly spread the impactforces. But they need to use the safety belts properly. crash. so that in a crash the child’s upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. if they Accident statistics show that children are safer are restrained in the rear seat.

but the shoulderpart is behind the child. Wherever the child sits. .This applies belt force to the child’s pelvic bones in a crash. The belt’s force wouldthen be applied right on the child’s abdomen. A CAUTION: I Never do this. the lap portion of the belt should beworn low and snugon the hips. Here a child is sitting in a that seat has a lap-shoulder belt. just touching the child’s thighs.That could cause seriousor fatal injuries. in a crash the child might slide under the belt.If the child wears the belt in this way.

you’ll need to replace air bag Now and then. extender will be longenough for you. The extender will be just for you. andjust for the seat in your vehicle that If belts are cut or damaged. They can rip apart under impact forces. Also lookfor any opened or broken airbag covers. make sure the safety belt reminder light system parts. do you need new belts? But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten. then you neednew belts. dealer will orderyou an extender. Don’t letsomeone else use it. retractors and in this section. or seat parts repaired or replaced. have it repaired. you After a Crash should useit. New parts and repairs to the regular safety belt. get a newone right away.so the during a more severe crash.just attach it only for the seatit is made to fit.Safety Belt Extender Replacing Restraint System Parts If the vehicle’s safetybelt will fasten around you. and have them repairedor replaced. as they wouldifbe worn in to orderit. It’s free.See the parton the air bag system earlier and all your belts. replace them.) . buckles. Checking Your Restraint Systems If an air bag inflates. Collision you choose. latch plates. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance. If a belt is torn or frayed. and use it damage alsomay mean you will need to have safety belt To wear it. nothingmay be necessary. Tom or frayed safety beltsmay not protect you in a crash. take the heaviest coat you will wear. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing itsjob. When you go But if the belts were stretched. anchorages are working properly. your After a very minor collision. may be necessary even if the belt wasn’t being atused the timeof the collision. If you’ve had a crash.



-% Section 2 FeaturesandControls Here you can learn about the many standard and optional features on your Cadillac. Gages and Indicators 2-35 Windows 2-85 Driver Information Center (DIC) 2-1 .16 Theft 2-59 Storage Compartments 2-17 Theft-Deterrent System (If Equipped) 2-6 1 Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter 2-19 PASS-Key@I1 2-63 Cellular Telephone (Option) 2-20 New Vehicle “Break-In” 2-63 Assist Handles 2-20 Ignition Positions 2-63 Umbrella Holder (DeVille d’Elegance Only) 2-22 Starting Your Engine 2-63 Floor Mats 2-23 Engine Coolant Heater (Option) (Canada Only) 2-64 Astroroof (Option) 2-25 Automatic Transaxle Operation 2-65 Universal Transmitter (Option) 2-28 Parking Brake 2-68 The Instrument Panel: Your 2-30 Shifting Into PARK (P) Information System 2-33 Shifting Outof PARK (P) 2-70 Digital Cluster (DeVille and 2-3 3 Parking Over Things That Burn DeVille d’Elegance Only) 2-34 Engine Exhaust 2-7 1 Analog Cluster (DeVilleConcours Only) 2-34 Running Your Engine While You’re Parked 2-74 Warning Lights. fib. 2-2 Keys 2-37 Turn SignaVMultifunctionLever 2-4 Door Locks 2-45 Lamps 2-7 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System 2-50 Interior Lamps 2-13 Trunk 2-5 3 Mirrors 2. Alsoexplained are the instrument panel and the warning systems that tell you if everything is working properly-. shifting and braking. information and on starting.and whatto do if you have a problem.

2-2 . If they turned theignition toON and moved the shift lever outof PARK (P).Keys I I A CAUTION: Leaving young children ina vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for manyreasons. A child or others could be badly injuredor even killed.Don’t leave the keys in a vehicle with young children.that would release the parking brake. They could operate power windows or other controls oreven make thevehicle move.

the dealer removes the plugfrom the door key. Be sure you have extra keys. 2-3 . you willbe able to have new ones made using the plug or bar code tag.You can havea lot of if you ever trouble getting into your vehicle lock your keys inside and you may have to damage your vehicle to get in.Your dealer or qualified locksmith canmake extra ignition keys by reading the bar code tag. When a new Cadillac is delivered. If you lose your keys. The plug hasa code on it that tellsthe dealer ora qualified locksmith how to make extra keys. Your Cadillac hasa number of new features that can help prevent theft.The ignition key hasa bar code tag attached to it rather than a knock out plug. Keep thebar code tag andthe door key plugsin a safe place. NOTICE: The oval keyis for the doors and all other locks.

Wear safety belts Push the manual lock lever forward to lock door the properly. transmitter to avoid setting off the alarm. -- Passengers especially children can easily open the doors andfall out. Your vehicle will have this feature if it isequipped with From the outside. 2-4 .To unlock the door. Outsiders caneasily enter through an unlocked door when you slowdown or stop yourvehicle. -. When unlocking Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. either front door. lock your doors and you will be far from the inside. or by quickly turning the door key twicein the you must unlock the doors with the key or RKE lock cylinder. This may notbe so obvious: You increase the chance of being thrown outof the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren’tlocked. better off whenever you drive yourvehicle. Central Door UnlockingSystem There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle.Door Locks Unlocked doors can be dangerous. you can unlock the other doors by holding the key in the turned position forfew a seconds If your vehicle has the optional theft-deterrent system. pull back on the lever. When adoor is locked. use either thedoor key or the Remote the optional theft-deterrent system. the inside handlewon’t open it.

DOORS UNLOCKIN PARK: All doors automatically lock when shifted outof PARK (P). Alldoors Automatic Door Locks automatically unlock when shifted intoPARK (P). INFORMATION (INFO) and RESET(INFO RESET) buttons at the same time to display the following prompts. stop the vehicle and move the shift lever into PARK (P). Only the driver’s doors will lock. press and hold the unlock the doors. These prompts allow lock function as a safety the driver to choose various lock settings. DOORS LOCKIN GEAR: All doors automatically lock when shifted outof PARK (P).Power Door Locks Programmable Automatic Door Locks (If Equipped) Press the powerdoor lock to lock or unlock all the doors With the ignitionin the RUN position. 2-5 . feature. They will not To begin programming. Use themanual or powerlock to lock the door again. the door locks at once. Whenthe door is closed again. allof the lock when shiftedout of PARK (P). If you need tolock the doors before shifting out of PARK (P). The rear power can be programmed through prompts displayedby the door locks only provide a Driver Information Center (DIC). Everytime DRIVR UNLOCKIN PARK: All doors automatically you movethe shift lever out of PARK (P). have thatperson use the manual or power lock. use themanual or powerlock button to lock the doors. The doors will unlockevery time you door automatically unlocks when shifted intoPARK (P). Close your doors and turn on the ignition. If someone needs to get out while your vehicle is not in PARK (P).it will not lock automatically.

REMOTE FLASH LIGHTS. The automatic door lockingsystem is enabled and The rear doors of your vehiclecannot be opened from allows the DOORS UNLOCKIN PARK prompt the inside when this feature is in use. FEATURE OFF will appear. 2. the rear doorsof your vehicle from the inside. which is the next available personalization featureto display. Close the door. 2-6 ~ ~ . If a yes responseis made afterthe DOORS LOCK IN 3. will appear next. The automatic door locking system has been disabled and no otherdoor lock messages will be displayed. A yes or no response here automatically brings up the REMOTE FLASH LIGHTS feature. to appear. Move the lever on the door all theway up to the See “Remote Confirmation” in the Index for ENGAGED position. Do the same thing to the other reardoor lock. FEATUREON appears. GEAR promptis displayed. 1. more information. FEAWRE ON appears when a “yes”response is made To use this lock: and FEATUREOFF appears with a “no” response. If a no responseis made afterthe DOORS LOCK IN GEAR prompt is displayed. A “yes”. Choosing this promptadvances you to REMOTE FLASH LIGHTS whereas no a response will display the DRIVR UNLOCKIN PARK prompt. Press the TRIP Your Cadillac is equipped SET (TRIP RESET) button to choose yes. press the with rear door security RESET (INFO RESET) button chooseto no or press the locks that help prevent INFORMATION (INFO) button to “skip”to the next passengers from opening personalization feature. “no” or “skip” response mustbe made after Rear Door Security Locks each prompt is displayed in ordercontinue to on to the next promptor personalization feature.

If you close the doors. open the door. Move the lever all the way down. The anti-lockout feature is disabled when the ignition is on. Unlock the door from the inside. 2-7 . away using the RKE transmitter supplied Anti-Lockout Featur-. to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry andScience Canada. 2. you can lock them using the RKE system. with your vehicle. Then open the door from the outside. Do the same for the other rear door. from the outside.When you want to open a rear door when the security Leaving Your Vehicle lock is on: If you are leaving the vehicle. unlock the trunk. fuel door and turn on your vehicle’s interior lamps 3. It is always recommended that Your RKE system operates ona radio frequency subject you remove the ignition key whenlocking your vehicle. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System To cancel the reardoor lock: With this feature. open the 2. Note thatthe anti-lockout feature can be overridden by holding the powerdoor lock switch for three seconds or longer. getout and close the door. Leaving your keyin any ignition position with any door open will disable the useof the power door lock switches. locks from the inside. you can 1. Unlock the door from the inside and open thedoor lock and unlock the doors. from about 10 feet (3 m) The rear door locks will now work normally. set the 1.

not work or if you have to stand closer to your vehicle for the transmitter to work. If the transmitter does at night. (2) this device must accept any interference received. If you’re still having trouble. (You can program your Check to determine if battery replacement is vehicle so the parking lamps will not flash. again within five seconds will unlock the other doors.)This also arms the optional vehicle. and try again. including interference that may “Remote Confirmation”later in this section.This is normal for theft-deterrent system and turnon the interior lamps any remote lock control system. the parking lamps on your vehicle will blink twice. Other vehicles or objectsmay be blocking the signal. Check the location. At times Pressing this button will also disarm the optional you may notice a decrease in range. or snowy weather. the parking lamps will blink once. Take a few stepsto the left or Press this button to open the fuel door. see your Cadillac dealer or a qualified technicianfor service. information. including interference that may cause undesired operation. try this: 8 When you press thissymbol to lock the doors. For more necessary. See the instructions that follow. right. see “Remote Confirmation” later Check the distance.(You can program your vehicleso the interference. Changes or modifications to this systemby other thanan Operation is subject to the following two conditions: to authorized service facility could void authorization (1) this device may not cause harmful interference. . Operation This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry and Science Canada. For more information.) Pressingit cause undesired operationof the device. and use thisequipment. Operation is subject tothe following two conditions:(1) this device may not cause * When you press thissymbol to unlock the driver’s door. hold the transmitter higher.This device complies withPart 15 of the FCC Rules.see interference received. You may need to stand closer during rainy theft-deterrent system. The range of this system is about 10 feet (3 m). Press this symbol to open the trunk. and(2) this device must accept any parking lamps will not flash.You may be too far from your in this section.

button. see “Memory and Personalization Features” later in This personalization feature allows the driver to program this section. press Remote Confiimation (If Equipped) the no button. For more Press the TRIP SET(TRIP RESET) button to answer information. be sure that the number on FEATURE ON will displayif REMOTE FLASH the back of the RKE transmittermatches the driver LIGHTS was selected and FEATUREOFF will show if preferred. “no” or press the INFORMATION(INFO) button to Note that pressing the transmitter buttons numerous times “skip” to the next personalization feature. Press andhold the INFORMATION (INFO) the battery and pressing the transmitter buttons10 or and RESET (INFORESET) buttons at the same time. press the yes button to program the parking three seconds. the RKE transmitter. Press and hold the trunk INFORMATION (INFO) button. Continue to hold both buttons for approximately display. and within one second. memory settings for up to two drivers. transmitter is pressed and to blink twice when the RKE Personalization Features unlock button is pressed. the parking lamps to blink or to remainoff when the lock . you must be within automatic door locks. Before you select features. press and hold the lock When REMOTE FLASH LIGHTS appearson the DIC button.To reset the transmitter. the ignition must bein the RUN range may cause the transmitter not to work.If you don’t wantthe parking lamps to blink whenusing the RKE transmitter. the keyin the LOCK position and pressing unlock on For a list of the other personalization features available. Replacing position. See your Cadillac dealerfor service if your lamps to blinkonce when the lock button on theRKE transmitter still doesn’t work properly. To skip this prompt. more times outof range will also cause the transmitter The first message to appear refers tothe programmable not to work.The RKE transmittercan also be used torecall the or unlock buttons on the RKE transmitter are pressed. (approximately 500 times) out of the vehicle’s operating To begin programming. You can confirm the correct driver by placing you answer no.” press the RESET (INFO RESET) button to indicate the Index. pressthe the vehicle’s operating range. see “Memory Seat and Mirrors” in “yes.

the parking lamps. Press the INFORMATION (INFO) As mentioned. REMOTE RECALL MEMORY will be the fourth to remain off when using the RKE transmitter to unlock personalization feature to displayon the DIC system. button to answer noand to continue onto the next prompt. etc. (HVAC settings. Exterior lighting is the third RESET) buttons atthe same time for about two seconds. Memory settings that have been previously programmed If exterior lightingis selected. the “no” response is required. When EXT LIGHTSAT UNLOCK appears. To begin programming. ignition in LOCK. To “skip” past the first three personalization LOCKS IN GEAR and REMOTE FLASH LIGHTS. your vehicle. (INFO) and RESET (INFO RESET) buttonsthe at same Press the INFORMATION(INFO) and RESET (INFO time for about two seconds. sidemarkerlamps. Press the TRIP SET (TRIP driver is able to recall memory settings when the unlock RESET) button to answer yes or press the RESET button on the RKE transmitteris pressed with the (INFO RESET) button to indicate a no response. feature to display. press the INFORMATION transmitter to verify that the correct driver is selected. license plate lamps. radio preset settings. memory recallis the fourth feature to button to “skip” past thefirst two features-. using the RKE transmitter or by placing the key in your Check the backof the RKE transmitter to verify that the vehicle’s ignition. see is made and FEATUREOFF shows when a no response “Memory and Personalization Features” later thisin section. check the back of the RISE To begin programming. choices. features. Press theTRIP SET (TRIP RESET) FEATURE ON displays when a yes response is made button to selector press the RESET (INFO RESET) and FEATURE OFF shows after a no response. will turn on for about automatic door lock choices) can be recalled either by 20 seconds or untilthe ignition key is turned to RUN.Exterior Lighting(If Equipped) Remote Recall Memory quipped) to This personalization feature enables the driver Your vehicle may have memory personalization.DOOR appear. (FEATUREON displays when a yes response For a listof the other personalization features available. is made. press the INFORMATION (INFO) button. If it on 20 seconds or program the exterior lamps to turn for does. correct driveris selected beforeyou start programming. exterior lighting taillamps.) . a “yes” or When REMOTE RECALL MEMORY appears. remote confirmation choices and programmable low-beam headlamps.

A yes or no response is required. Each vehiclecan have only two transmitters transferred to these surfaces may damage matched toit. For a list of the other personalization features available. If a transmitter I NOTICE: is lost or stolen. get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works. the battery in your vehicle’s ignition. areplacement can be purchased through When replacing the battery. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won’t see “Memory and Personalization Features” later in work at the normalrange in any location.This choice recalls memory settings whenthe key is placedin your RKE transmitter Under normal use. Static from your body vehicle.the KEY IN RECALL Battery Replacement MEMORY prompt will show next. should lastabout four years. the transmitter. it’s probablytime to change the battery. the lost transmitter will not unlock your any of the circuitry. use care not to touch your dealer. 2-11 .Once your dealerhas coded the new transmitter. Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle Each RKE transmitter iscoded to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle.If a noresponse was made. If you have to this section.

2-12 . including the cover. 3. battery. Snap together to reinstall.1 . Make sure the batteryis positioned with the “plus” (+) facing down. Align the internal pieces of the transmitter. Use the round end of the door key or a coin to pry 2. Using the wrong size battery can damage the transmitter. Remove the battery and replace it with a CR2032 open the transmitter.

If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel. That will force outside air into your vehicle. If you must drivewith the trunklid openor if electrical wiringor other cable connections must pass through theseal between the bodyand the trunk lid: You can also press the trunk buttonon the RKE transmitter to access the trunk compartment. the trunk. open them all the way. 2-13 . Make sure allwindows are shut. You can’t seeor smell instrument panel to open I CO.Trunk Trunk Lock Release To use this feature. A CAU‘ [ON: your vehicle must be in PARK (P). See “Comfort Controls”in the Index. See “Engine Exhaust”in the Index. It can causeunconsciousness and even death. Press the trunk release button locatedon the It can be dangerous to drivewith the trunklid headlamp control panel open because carbonmonoxide (CO) gas can on theleft side of the come into yourvehicle. 0 ’hrn the fanon your heating or cooling system toits highest speed with the setting on AUTO or ECON and the temperature between 65” F (18” C) and 85” F (29” C).

2-14 . Place the trunk storage system on the center of the trunk floor (the cut out portionof the storage system TRUNK STORAGE UNIT should be facing the rear of the vehicle). Attach the removable net to the slots located on the side andfront of the divider walls. used to organize many different items inside the trunk. 7. Center the storage system access hole over the area where the spare tire is secured by the retainer. Once in place. Full the carpeting from the floor of the trunk.The access panel should unsnap by hand. SPARE TIRE 5. 4. If equipped. 2. Fold the divider walls open. Position the storage system as needed and then secure it with the retainer. the storage system can be moved forward or rearwardfor convenience and easy accessingof stored items. Turn ACCESSPANEL the retainer (center dial) on the compact spare tire RETAINER cover counterclockwise to remove it. Remove the rectangular accesspanel from the floor of the storage system.This allows the unit to snap into place. Open the storage systemby pulling up on the handle located in the carpeted area. SPARE TIRE COVER 3. Replace the access panel. the optional trunk storage system can be 6 .Trunk Storage System(Option) To install the storage system: 1.

you never have to counterclockwise to remove it). Your fingers snap into place. Remove the rectangular access panel from thefloor down. your fingers away from the trunk lid as you close 3. This allows the unit to helps close the trunk electronically. Position the storagesystem as needed and then remove the retainer (turnthe retainer With the automatic pull-down feature. Keep unsnap by hand. gently lower the trunk lid untilit is nearly shut-.the 4. 2-15 . Begin withStep 2 if the system is alreadyopen. can be trapped under the trunk lid as it goes 2. Replace the access panel andremove the automatic pull-down unit will takeover and lock the storage system. Fold the divider walls open. Open the storage system by pulling up on the handle Your car has an automatic pull-down feature that located in the carpeted area. where the spare tire is secured by the retainer. Your fingers could be injured. 'A CAUTION: 1. Center the storage system access holeover the area it andas it is goingdown. and you of the storage system. Instead. slam the trunk lid in order to close the trunk. Follow all of these steps if the storage system is in the closed position.The access panel should would need someone to help you free them.The following steps explain how toremove the trunk Trunk Lid Automatic Pull-Down Feature storage system for cleaning orin case you need to access the spare tire. trunk firmly.

B. it may be because the trunk pull-down unit was accidentally Parking at Night bumped. there are ways you can help. If for some reason the trunk lid will not close. the Park in a lighted spot. 2-16 . Theft Vehicle theft is big business. Although your Cadillachas a numberof theft-deterrent features. or take them with you. we know that nothing weput on it can make it impossible to steal. and so will your ignition and transaxle. it’s an easy targetfor joy riders or professional thieves-. Trunk Lid from the ignition and takeit with you. Always do this.so / . Parking Lots If you park in a lot where someone willbe watching your vehicle. However. don’t do it. Key in the Ignition If you leave your vehicle with the keys inside. you’ll hear a chime reminding you to remove your key A. vehicle. Even though the trunk lid remains open. Lever Your steering wheel will be locked. B When you park your Cadillac and open the driver’s door. The Put them in a storage area. especially in some cities. pull-down unit motor will reset itself allowing the trunk lid to close when lowered. it’s best to lock it up and take your keys. And remember to lock the doors. press the lever on the trunklid. Rememberto keep your valuables out of sight. close all windows and lock your motor from the pull-down unit has already cycled down. If this happens.

like your trunk The horn will sound and the lamps will flash for about or glove box. stay on. Lock the door using the powerdoor lock or the RKE the RKE system. are damaged. Lock all the doors except the driver’s. 2-17 . 1. Close all the doors. lock. The horn also sounds if the locks Lock the glove box. the theft-deterrent system won’t activateif Then take the door key and remote keyless entry you lock the doors with a keyor use the manual door transmitter with you. reminding you to activate the system (the light will Always unlock a door with a key or use the RKE SECURITY also flash if the battery system. Remember. If you activate thealarm by accident. (Pressing the unlock button on the RKE has been disconnected transmitter disablesthe theft-deterrent system.But what if you have to leave your ignitionkey? What if 3.The alarm won’t stopif you try to system. The SECURITY light should come on and unlock a door any other way. Cycling the ignition withoutdisarming the theft-deterrent system will also activate the alarm. The SECURITY light shouldgo you have to leave something valuable in your vehicle? off within approximately30 seconds. Unlocking adoor any other way will activate the alarm.) and reconnected). theft-deterrent system.You can also turn offthe alarm by using 2. unlock any door with your key. Open the door. Theft-Deterrent System (If Equipped) To avoid activating thealarm by accident: If the ignition is off and The vehicle should be locked with thedoor key after any door is open. It activates only if you use a power door lock switch or the RKE system. Put your valuables in a storage area. the the doors are closed if you don’t want to activate the SECURITY lightwill flash. 30 seconds when the door or trunkis opened without the key or RKE system.

Testing the Alarm Security Override 1. lock will disable the useof the the vehicle using the power door lock or the RKE power trunk. From inside the vehicle. Reach in and unlock thedoor using the manual lock reusable. check to see your vehicle. if the horn works. Locking the and open the door. If the fuse does not need to be replaced. with the door open.The horn fuse may be blown. garage door openers. roll down the window. you may Note that the RKE transmitter can’t be used to open the need to have your Cadillac serviced.The horn will sound and the glove box with the door headlamps will flash. always activate the theft-deterrent system when leaving your vehicle. Pressing this button again will make these features 3. then Pressing theVALET button get outof the vehicle. fuel door and Wait 30 seconds until the system and close the door. To reduce the possibilityof theft. keeping the door open. . From outsideof the vehicle. To replace the fuse. key will also help to secure If the alarm does not sound whenit should. located inside the glove box 2. SECURITY lamp goes off. see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index. trunk or fuel door if theVALET button is pressed in.

armed when the keyis If the “STARTING DISABLED DUETO THEFT removed from the ignition. SYSTEM.If the key’s service. See your Cadillac dealer or a system. REMOVE Your vehicle is equipped IGNITION KEY” message is displayed in theDriver with the PASS-Key I1 Information Center.try again.fuses should be checked (see“Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index). see your Cadillac dealer ora locksmith to have anew key made. however. resistor matches the code stored inthe vehicle system.the key should be cleaned. Cadillac dealerfor service. 2-19 . At this time. the vehicle’sfuel and starting displayed during vehicle operation. After three minutes. The system is locksmith for key service. damage.If If the “THEFT SYSTEMPROBLEM’ message is an incorrect keyis used. A “START CAR’ message willappear at this time. If the engine does PASS-Key 11uses a resistor pellet in the ignition key not start with the duplicate key. Your vehicle will restart if you turn attempts during this lockout period will not startthe car. your key should be checked for p: theft-deterrent system.See your even withthe correct key. your vehicle may be unprotected.your vehicle needs systems are disabledfor three minutes. REMOVE IGNITIONKEY” and “WAIT 3 MINUTES” messages are displayed. servicing.If the engine still does not start. Additional it off. If an ignition keyis lost or damaged. wait three minutes and try a duplicate key.PASS-Key@I1 If the engine does not start and the “STARTING DISABLED DUE TOTHEFT SYSTEM. your vehicle needs that is read by the system in your vehicle. Starting may be attempted with an undamaged PASS-Key I1 is a passive key immediately. the vehicle’sfuel and starting systems will be enabled. See your Cadillac dealerfor service.

See “Towinga Trailer” in the Index for more information. your new brake linings aren’t yetbroken in. key hard. 2-20 .New Vehicle “Break-In” Ignition Positions NOTICE: NOTICE: Your modern Cadillacdoesn’t need an elaborate If your key seems stuck inLOCK and you can’t “break-in. run if you followthese guidelines: if so. But turn thekey only with your hand.If none of this works. Follow this breaking-inguideline every time you get new brake linings. is it all theway in? If it is.” But itwill perform better in the long turn it. 0 Don’t tow a trailer during break-in. 0 Avoid making hard stops for the first ignition switch.then your 200 miles (322km)or so. be sureyou are using the correctkey. then turn the -- 0 Don’t drive at any one speed fast or steering wheel left and rightwhile you turn the -- slow for the first 500 miles (805 km). Using a tool to force it could break thekey or the Don’t make full-throttle starts. Hard stops withnew linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. During this time vehicle needs service.

START (E): This starts the engine. The steering wheel will remain 10 minutes. turn the ignition key to RUN and then back locked. RUN (D): This is the position for driving. Use OFF if you must haveyour vehicle in motion whilethe engine is off (for example. .This position locks the ignition.if your vehicle is being pushed). you can turn PowerWindows the switch to five different positions: 0 Astroroof ACCESSORY (A): This position lets you use things like the radio and the windshield wipers when the Power to these accessories stops after10 minutes or engine is off. push in the key if any dooris opened. OFF (C): This position lets you turn off theengine but C still turn the steering wheel. Retained Accessory Power(RAP) The following accessorieson your Cadillac may be used is turned from for up to 10 minutes after the ignition key RUN to OFF: Radio With the ignition key in the ignition switch. steering wheeland transaxle.This is the only position in which you can remove the key. just asit was before you inserted the key. LOCK (B): Before you put the key in. to OFF. If you want powerfor another and turn it toward you. It’s a theft-deterrent feature. To get into ACCESSORY.It doesn’t lock the steering wheel like LOCK. the ignition will be in the LOCK position.

Wait about 15 seconds between each transaxle. Your engine won’tstart in any other position-. NOTICE: 2. 15 seconds at a timewill cause your battery to be drained muchsooner. turn your ignition key toSTART.Starting Your Engine NOTICE: Move your shift lever toPARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Theidle speed willgo down as your I engine gets warm.let go of the key. 1.that’s a - safety feature. Without pushing the accelerator pedal. If it doesn’t start right away. Shift toPARK (P) only when your try to help avoid draining your battery.To restart when you’re already moving. . If you do. vehicle is stopped. And the excessive heat can damage your startermotor. you could damage the engine starts. hold your key in Don’t try to shift toPARK (P) if your Cadillacis START for about three seconds at a time until your moving. Whenthe engine starts. Holding yourkey in START for longer than use NEUTRAL (N) only.

do the same thing. Before adding electrical equipment. In very cold weather. Try pushing your acceleratorpedal all the way to the (Canada Only) floor andholding it there as you hold the key in START for about three seconds. your engine might not perform properly. You’ll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. If you don’t.0 OF (. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then Engine Coolant Heater (Option) stops). 2-23 . NOTICE: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle.18 C) or colder.3. the coolant heatershould be plugged in a minimumof four hours prior to startingyour vehicle. Usually. it could be flooded with too much gasoline. you could changethe way the engine operates.If you add electrical parts oraccessories.If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again. “Towing Your Vehicle” in the Index. see the part of this manualthat tells how to doit see without damaging your vehicle. If you ever haveto have your vehicle towed. theengine O coolant heatercan help. check with your dealer.

be sure to unplug andstore the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving 1. and some other things. Also. Plugthe cord intoa properly grounded three-prong 110-volt AC outlet. . Before starting the engine. 1 . 2. we ask that you contact I A CAUTldN: your Cadillac dealerin the area where you’ll be parking your vehicle. the of kind of oil you have. it couldbe damaged.grounded 1 10-volt AC outlet. Open tl hood and unwrap the electrical’cord. the wrong kind of extension cord could overheat and cause a fire. in? The answer depends on the outside temperature. Turn off the engine. How long should you keep the coolant heater ph ged 3. If the cordwon’t reach. use a heavy-duty three-prongextension cord rated for at least 15 amps. Plug it into a normal.gging the cord into an ungrounded outlet could cause an electrical shock. Instead trying to list everything here. The dealer can give you the best advice for I that particular area. engine parts. You could be seriously injured.To Use the Coolant H ~ ~ * ~ r 4. If you don’t.

Your vehicle can roll. shift leveris not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmlyset. always set your parking brake and 3 2 move the shift lever toPARK (P). Don’t leave your vehicle when the engineis P running unless you have to. To be sure your vehicle won’t move. 1 See “Shifting IntoPARK (P)” in the Index.Automatic Transaxle Operation The automatic transaxle may haveeither a shift lever located on the steering column oron the console between the seats. N You or others couldbe injured. It is dangerous toget out of your vehicle if the There are several different positionsfor the shift lever. Console Shifter Column Shifter PARK (P): This locks the front wheels. It’sthe best position to use when you startthe engine because your vehicle can’tmove easily.If you’re pullinga trailer. the vehicle can move suddenly. . even when you’re on fairly 62 flRN0321 level ground. If you have left the R engine running. see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index.

theengine doesn’t starting the engine. dangerous. Then move the shift lever into the gear you wish. Also. See “If You’re Stuck in Sand. You could lose control and hitpeople or objects. your vehicle could move very REVERSE (R): Use this gearto back up. Ice or Snow” in theIndex for additional information. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal. Mud. use brakes before you can shiftfrom PARK (P)when the NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicleis being towed. ease pressure on the shift lever -. Damage toyour transaxle causedby shifting out Also use thisgear to rock your vehicle back and forth to of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N)with the engine get outof snow.To restart when you’re shift interlock. rapidly. . Don’t shift outof PARK (P) or NOTICE: NEUTRAL (N) while your engineis racing. ignition key is in the RUN position. Ifyou cannot shift out of PARK (P). ice or sand without damaging your racing isn’t covered by your warranty. (Press the shift lever button Shifting outof PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while before moving the shift lever on floor shift console your engineis “racing” (running at high speed) is models.You have to fullyapply your regular already moving. transaxle. useNEUTRAL (N) only.push into PARK (P) and release the the shift lever all the way shift lever button on the floor shift console models as you maintain brake application.Ensure the shift lever is fully PARK in (P) range before NEUTRAL (N): In this position. Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage yourtransaxle.) See “Shifting Outof PARK (P)” in this section. Shift to REVERSE (R) only after yourvehicle NOTICE: I has stopped.Your Cadillac has a brake-transaxle connect with the wheels.

and you’re: driving. for higherspeeds. between gears. When driving on hilly. Here are examples for using THIRD(3) instead of OVERDRIVE (a): 0 Going about 35 mph (55 km/h) or more. You can use SECOND (2) on hills.you Don’t shift intoSECOND (2) unless you are going can use SECOND(2) when you are driving less slower than 65 mph (105 km/h). however. have your vehicle serviced rightaway. The transaxle will shift down to the next gear and 0 When towing a trailer. or speed as you go down steep mountain roads. NOTICE: SECOND (2): This position gives you more power. you would also want to use your brakesoff and on. winding roads. 0 Going less than 35 mph (55 M). 0 When going down a steep hill. your I NOTICE: r vehicle can be damaged. but then if it doesn’t seem to shift gearsas you accelerate. 2-27 . something maybe wrong with a transaxle system I I sensor. If you drive very far that way. push the accelerator allthe way down. Until then.OVERDRIVE (@):This position is for normal driving. push the accelerator pedalabout halfway down.it offers more power andlower fuel economy than OVERDRIVE(@). It can help control your If your vehicle seems to start up ratherslowly. THIRD (3): This position is also usedfor normal If you need more powerfor passing.so there is less shifting have more power. or you can than 35 mph (55 km/h) and OVERDRIVE (0) damage yourengine. So if this happens.

Use your brakes tohold your BRAKE indicator light comes on and stays on.) foot and push down the parking brake pedal with your left foot to set the NOTICE: parking brake. your vehicle serviced. If it very deep sand or mud were or up against a solid doesn’t. you can manually release the parking brake. You can use it on very steep hills. If the ignition is on. don’t hold your vehicle there with only the accelerator If the parking brake has not been fully released and you pedal. . the parking brake should release.If it doesn’t. See vehicle in positionon a hill. the PARK the transaxle.FIRST (1): This position givesyou even more power Parking Brake than SECOND (2). the PARK If your frontwheels can’t rotate. “Parking Brake Indicator Light” in the Indexfor more information. the transaxle won’t shift into gear until the pedal down with your right vehicle is going slowly enough. if you stop whengoing uphill. (If the shift leveris put in Hold the regular brake FIRST (l). Also. you needto have object. if the engineis running. When you move out of PARK (P) orNEUTRAL (N). You could damage yourtransaxle. or in deep snow or mud.don’t try to BRAKE indicator light drive. This could causeoverheating and damage try to driveoff with the parking brake on. This mighthappen if you were stuck in should comeon.

The pedal springs back quickly. If your hand or armis in the way of the pedal. NOTICE: Driving with the parkingbrake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. Keep your hand andarm away when you use the manual release lever. you should either drive to the nearest service “Towing a Trailer” in the Index. see not release. If the parking brake does If you are towinga trailer and are parking ona hill. This section shows station or have your vehicle towed. what todo first to keepthe trailer from moving. you couldbe hurt.You may have to replace them and you could also damage other Reach under the driver’s sideof the instrument panel parts of your vehicle. . which is located above the parking brake pedal. and pull onthe manual release lever.

If you have left the engine running. Hold the brake pedaldown with your rightfoot. see “Towing a Trailer” in theIndex. use the steps that follow. .Cifting Into PARK (P) Steering Column Shift Lever (DeVille and DeVille d’Elegance Only) 1. To be sure yourvehicle won’t move. Your vehicle can roll. You or otherscould be injured. Move the shift lever intothe PARK (P) position like this: It can be dangerous toget out of your vehicle if the shift leveris not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmlyset. If you’re pulling a trailer. 0 Pull the lever toward you. 2. the vehicle can move suddenly. even when you’re on fairlylevel ground.

If you can down. leave your vehicle withthe ignition keyin your hand. 3. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand. Remove the key and takeit with you. Move the ignition key toLOCK. Hold the brake pedal down with your rightfoot. 1. 2. 6. your vehicleis in PARK (P). 4. A Move the lever up as far as it will go... 5. With your right foot still holding the brake pedal 3. your vehicleis in PARK (P). 2-31 ~ . With your right footstill holding the brake pedal down. Console Shift Lever (DeVie Concours Only) 1. Move the ignition key to LOCK. 2. Hold in the button on the lever andpush the lever all the way toward the front of your vehicle. Move theshift lever into thePARK (P) position likethis: . set the parking brake. Remove the key and takeit with you. set the parking brake.

Leaving Your Vehicle With the Torque Lock Enpw Run-.If you can. This is called “torque lock. After you’ve moved the shift lever into the PARK (P) position.you may need to have another overheat and even catch fire. And. To find out how. withoutfirst pressing the button). so you of PARK (P). if you leave the vehicle with the engine running. see if you can move the shift lever away from PARK (P) without first pulling it toward you (or. Then. setthe parking brake and then shift engine running. Your vehicle could move into PARK (P) properly beforeyou leave the driver’s seat. hold the regular brakepedal down. be sure your vehicle is PARKin (P) and your parking brake is firmly set beforeyou leave it.if you have the console shift lever. Don’t leaveyour vehicle with the pressure from the parking pawl in the transaxle.ng If you are parking on lin a and you don’t shift your I transaxle intoPARK (P) properly. You or others could vehicle push yours little a uphill to take some of the be injured. see “Shifting IntoPARK (P)” in is not fully inPARK (P) suddenly if the shift lever the Index. the weightof the vehicle may put too muchforce on the parking pawl in A CAUTIC’Y: the transaxle. with the parking brake firmly set. . If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine running.”To It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the prevent torque lock. can pull the shift lever out engine running unlessyou have to.You may find it difficult to pullthe shift 1 lever outof PARK (P). it means that the shift lever wasn’t fully locked into PARK (P). it could If torque lock does occur.

. leaves.. parts under your vehicle and ignite. 2-33 . See “Automatic Transaxle” in the Index.. Start the vehicle and then shift to the drive gear you want. m If you cannot shift out of PARK (P).ng Over Things ThatBurn Your Cadillac has a Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock .Shifting Out of PARK (P) . i r (BTSI).. 4. ..ease pressure on the shift lever-. Then move the shift leverinto the gear you want.I . . Open and close the driver’s door to turn off the RAP feature.. . Things that can burn coula touch hot exhaust 5. Don’t park over papers.. 2.*.push the shift lever all the wayinto PARK (P) and also release the shiftlever button on floor shift models as you maintain brake application. (Press the shift lever button before moving the shift lever.. try this: I.’. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). .. Apply and hold the brake untilthe end of Step 4. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignitionis in the RUN position.. Turn the keyto OFF. 3. dry grass or other things that can burn..a’. Have the vehicle fixed assoon as you can.. .)If you ever hold the brake pedal down but still can’t shiftofout PARK (P). .

Engine exhaust can kill. It can cause unconsciousness and death.) 0 Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out anyCO. idling ina closed-in place can let deadly 0 Your vehicle was damaged when driving over carbon monoxide (CO) into your vehicle evenif high points on the roador over road debris. this can happen is a garage. which you can’t seeor smell. “Engine Exhaust”). your vehicle: (See “Blizzard”in the Index. If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into Another closed-in place can be a blizzard. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO). the fan switch at is the highest setting. -- CO can comein easily. a Your vehiclewas damaged in a collision.Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While You’re Parked A CAUTION: It’s better notto park with the engine funning. Exhaustwith-- a Your vehicleor exhaust system had been modi€ied improperly. NEVER park in a garage with the engine running. your vehicle (see theearlier Caution under a Your vehicle getsrusty underneath. A CAUTION: You might have exhaust coming in if: Idling the engine with the climate control system a Your exhaust system sounds strange off could allow dangerous exhaust into or different. One place a Repairs weren’t done correctly. Also. here aresome things toknow. 2-34 I . But if you ever haveto. and 0 Have your vehicle fixed immediately.

you can still use your power windows. Windows Power Windows It can be dangerous toget out of your vehicle if the shift leveris not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmlyset. 2-35 . you move the shift lever to The controls are located near each window. The electrical power to operate the windows will not shutoff until you open a door or 10 minutes have passed. move. thevehicle can move suddenly. always set your parking brake after PARK (P). Your vehicle can roll. See “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index. alsosee “Towing a Trailer” inthe Index. You or others couldbe injured. To be sure your vehicle won’t move. Your vehicle has Retained Accessory Power (RAP). If you’ve left the engine running. When you stop your vehicle and turn the ignition key to OFF. If you want this powerfor another 10 minutes. Note that the second rearward position on the driver’s If you are parking on a hilland if you’re pulling a control operates the express-down window feature. Press the control Follow the proper stepsto be sure your vehicle won’t forward to raise the window and press rearwardto lower. even when you’re on fairly level ground. Don’t leave your vehicle when the engineis running unlessyou have to. turn the keyto RUN and back toOFF. trailer.

If you want to stop the window as itis lowering. Rear Window Lockout Pressing the button down will disable the rear passenger window controls. Press the button Tilt steering allowsyou to adjust the steering wheel again to allow your before you drive. Adjust the steering wheel to a comfortable Horn position and then releasethe lever tolock the wheel The horn can be sounded by pressing on the center of in place. Press the control forward to raise the window. This is a useful featureif you have children as passengers. Pressing the control rearward into the second position then releasing itwill lower the window completely. press the control forward.Express-Down Window Tilt Wheel This feature is present on the driver’s power window. . Raising the steering wheel to the passengers to reuse their highest level gives your legs more room when you enter window controls. and exit the vehicle. the steering wheel pad. Hold the steering wheel and pull the lever towardyou to tilt the wheel. on the control operates the Note that the first position driver’s power window in the non-express mode.

lane change may be caused by a burnedout signal bulb. Breakers” in the Index) andfor burned-out bulbs if the arrow fails to work when signalinga turn. Other drivers won’tsee the turn signal. Arrows that flash rapidly when signalingfor a turn or The lever returns automatically when theturn is complete. To signal a turn. a warningchime will sound and theDIC will displayTURN SIGNAL ON (after ’hrn and Lane ChangeSignals driving about a mile) to remindyou to turnit off. Check thefuse (see “Fuses and Circuit lane change. indicating high beam usage.move the leverall the way up or down. An arrow on the instrument panel willflash in the Replace burned-out bulbsto help avoid possible direction of the turnor accidents.lhrn SignaVMultifunction Lever If the turn signal isleft on. Hold it there untilthe lane change to low. instrument panel will be on. The lever returns when it’s released. Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer r Pull the turn signal lever all the way towardyou and then release it to changethe headlamps from low beam Raise or lower the lever until the arrowstarts to flash to to highor from high beam signal a lane change. This light on the is complete. 2-37 .

To return to high beam. to low beam.Flash-To-Pass Windshield Wipers This lets you use the high-beam headlamps to signal the driver in front of you thatyou want to pass. When you do: 0 If the headlamps are eitheroff or in the DlU mode. Pull theturn signal lever toward you to use. they will shift to high beam and stay there. pull the lever toward you. 2-38 . they will switch control the wipers. lever to turn them 0 If the headlamps areon low beam. WIPER: Turn the band on the turn signal lever to 0 If the headlamps are on high beam. the high-beam headlamps will turn on. Pullthe lever toward you to return tolow beam. They’ll stay on as long as you holdthe lever there. Releasethe off.

interior sideof the windshield behindthe rearview Heavy snow orice can overload the wiper motor. the shorter the delay. (DeVille Only) OFF: Turn the band toOFF to turnoff the wipers. Move the band to the DELAY position. The closer you moveit to LO.If the blades do become This moisture sensoris mounted onthe passenger’s damaged. A mirror andis used to automatically operate the wipers circuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools. the windshield. LO or HI: Turn the band awayfrom you to either LO (low speed) or toHI (high speed). carefully loosen or thaw them.MIST Turn the band toward you and then release it for Rainsense Wipers (DeVille d’Elegance and a singlewipe cycle. DELAY You can set thewiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes with this setting. For more cycles. Be sure to clearice and snow from the wiper blades before usingthem.hold the band on DeVille Concours Only) MIST longer. If they’re frozen tothe windshield. 2-39 . get new blades orblade inserts. Clear by monitoring the amount of moisture that is on away snow or ice to prevent an overload.depending on the wiper speed youwant.

The AUTO DELAY position closest toOFF is the lowest sensitivity setting. make sure it is Rainsense compatible. and “wash” cycles operateas normal and are not affected by the Rainsensefunction. blocking your vision. Rotating the stalk away from you to the other AUTO DELAY settings increases the sensitivity of the system and frequencyof wipes. on as a reminder that Rainsense is active. don’t use your washer until the windshield is warmed. The Note thatif you ever need to replace the windshield. The Rainsense wipers operatein a delay modeas well as WivWield Wa+x a continuous low or highspeed depending on the The MIST amount of moisture and the sensitivity level. . windshield wipers also remainin a “high park” position. A CAUTION: In freezing weather.The Rainsense system can be activated by turning the wiper stalk to oneof the five sensitivity levels within the NOTICE: AUTO DELAY area.This The wipers must be turned off when going allows more water to collect on the windshield between through a car wash to avoid damage. Otherwise the washer fluid can form iceon the windshield. even when the ignition is turned off. An initial wipe occurs whenyou turn the ignition manually changing the wiper control to LO or HI speed. A single wipe willoccur It is important to note that the Rainsense wiping feature each time you turnthe wiper stalk to a higher sensitivity (AUTO DELAY) can be overridden at any time by level. wipes.

Check the washer fluid level often. LOW WASHER FLUID will be displayed on the DIC when the washer fluid reaches a low level. 2-41 . Cruise Control Release the paddle when you have enough fluid. you can maintain a speed of about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. Cruise control doesnot work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 lun/h). With cruise control. The wipers will clear thewindshield and either stop or return to your preset speed.This can help on longtrips. Cruise control shutsoff when you apply your brakes. A bad mud splashcan block your vision and you could hit another vehicle orgo off the road.Press andhold the PUSH paddle to wash the windshield. Driving without washer fluid can be dangerous.

On such roads. I Setting Cruise Control A I Cruise control can be dangerous where you /!1 CAUTION: can’t drive safelyat a steadyspeed. Keep in tire traction can causeneedless wheel the cruise control switchoff until you want to spinning. (See “Traction Control System” in the Index.you might hita button Cruise control can be dangerous on and go into cruisewhen you don’t want to. So. use cruise control on slippery roads. andyou could lose control. don’t use your cruise control on winding If you leave your cruise control switch when on roads orin heavy traffic. Don’t use it. fast changes could bestartled andeven lose control. If your vehicle is in cruise control when the traction control system begins to limit wheel spin.) When road conditions allow you to safely use it again. . the cruise control will automatically disengage. You slippery roads. you’re not using cruise. you may turn the cruise control back on.

Move the cruisecontrol 3. button at the end of the lever and releaseit. 2. 2-43 . Remove your footfrom the accelerator pedal. The CRUISE ENGAGED message will display i on the DIC. 4. 1. Press the SET CRUISE switch to ON. Accelerate to the speed you want.

Each time your desired preset speed. release the button and the accelerator pedal. movethe switch toWA. push the button for less than half a second. don’t hold the switch R/A. if you hold the switch at R/A longer than half a second. The accelerate featurewill only work after you have set the cruise controlspeed by pushing the SET CRUISE button. Hold it R/A (Resume/Accelerate) there untilyou reach a desired speed and then release for about half a second to the switch. CRUISE ENGAGED message will then display. So unless you want togo Push in the button at the endof the lever untilyou faster. at reach a desired lower speed. You’ll you can move the cruise now cruise at the higher speed.6 km/h) slower. you do this. 0 To slow down in very small amounts. your vehicle willgo about 1 mph Also note that the DIC (1.) will display the CRUISE ENGAGED message again. Once you’re going about Push the button at the endof the leverand then 25 mph (40 km/h) or more. You could be cruise control: startled and even lose control. This returns you to amounts. the vehicle will accelerate until you There are two ways to reduce your speed while using release the switch or apply the brake. Each time you do this. then releaseA it. control switch from ON to 0 Move the cruise switchfrom ON to WA.(To increase your speed in very small reset.Resuming a Set Speed Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control Setting the cruise control at a desired speed and then There are two ways to go to a higher speed: applying the brake will end the cruise function. you’ll go 1 mph (1. 0 Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed.6 km/h) faster. 2-44 . Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control Remember.

you may have to brake or shift atolower gear to keep your speed down.Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control Lamps Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. you may have to stepon the accelerator pedalto maintain your speed. 0 License Plate Lamp 0 Move the CRUISE switch to OFF. When going up steep hills. Interior Courtesy Lamps 2-45 . When going downhill. Of course. When you take your footoff the pedal. Many drivers find this tobe too much trouble Headlamps and don’t usecruise control on steep hills. panel controls these Using Cruise Control on Hills lamp systems: How well your cruise control will work on hillsdepends upon your speed. 0 Taillamps Ending Cruise Control Parking Lamps There are two ways to endcruise control: Sidemarker Lamps 0 Step lightly on the brake pedal. your vehicle will slow The control on the left sideof the instrument down to the cruise control speed youset earlier. 0 Underhood Lamp Fog Lamps (DeVille Concours Only) Erasing Speed Memory 0 Instrument Panel Lights The cruise control set speed memory is erased when you turn off the cruise control or the ignition. applying the brakes or downshifting into FIRST (1) takes you outof cruise control. load and the steepnessof the hills.

Push the control knob all the waywhile leaving the lamps on. The DRL system will make the low-beam headlamps Wiper Activated Headlamps come onat reduced brightness when: This feature activates the headlamps and parking lamps after the windshield wipers have been in for use the ignition is on. the the transaxle is notin PARK (P). headlamps are on. twilight sentinel must be in the on position. Cluster lighting as wellas instrument panel backlighting will dim only when it is dark outside. An exception to this is when you’re using twilight sentinel. will be on wiper activated headlamps will immediately turn off.Pull thelamp control knobout to the first stop to turn on Lamps on Reminder the parking and taillamps. but they can be especially helpful in the the way back into turn the headlamps off. 2-46 . only your low-beam headlamps (at vehicle more visibleto other drivers. instrument panel. Pull the knob out all the way to You will hear a warning chime if you open any door turn on the headlamps. short periods after dawn and before sunset. when theDRL are being used. The wiper activated headlamps will deactivate if you turn off the twilight sentinelor if the windshield wipers have been turned offfor a periodof one or two seconds. sidemarker lamps and instrument panel lights. the such as the parking lamps. Push the control knob all conditions.If the wiper activated No other exterior lamps reduced brightness) will be on. Daytime RunningLamps Headlamps Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for The control for the headlampsis on the left sideof the others to see the frontof your vehicle during the day. and the ignition switch is turned off. the headlamp switch is off and In order to operate the wiper activated headlamps.Your instrument panel won’t be lit up either.This feature lights the wayin poor weather and italso makes your When DRL are on. if the manual headlamp back into turn the lampsand lights off. etc. Pull thelamp control knob all the way DRL can be helpful in many different driving out to turn the headlamps on. taillamps. control is activated. approximately 20 seconds.

the DRL. Cornering Lamps As with any vehicle. When the twilight sentinel switch vision in foggyor misty is on and it’s bright enough outside.the low-beam headlamps (at reduced intensity) will turnoff and normal low-beam headlamp Use thefog lamps for better operation will occur. They’ll turn back on again when you HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED message. When you press will go off. switch to low-beam headlamps. the If you switch on the high-beam headlamps. Turning on the twilight sentinel.Placing your vehicle inPARK (P) disables headlamps and parking lamps. the fog lamps will remain onas well asthe PARK (P).The DRL will stayoff until you shift outof PARK (P). the fog headlamp switch or the fog lamp switch will remove the lamps will turn off. a small brightness will takeover for the DRL.This message informs the driver them off. that turning on the exterior lamps is recommended even though the DRLare still illuminated (it’s become dark enough outside to require the headlamps and/or other exterior lamps). the regular lamps conditions. To idle your vehicle with theDRL off. you should turn on the regular The cornering lamps come on when the headlamps or headlamp system whenyou need it. indicator light will tell you that thefog lamps and the If it’s dark enough outside and the twilight sentinel parking lamps are on. and the low-beam headlamps at reduced the fog lamp button.When the twilight sentinel switchis on and it’sdark Fog Lamps (DeVille Concours Only) enough outside. a HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED message the button again to turn will display on the DIC. Press control is off. turn off the When the twilight sentinel ison and the fog lamp switch twilight sentinel switch and shift the transaxle into is activated. parking lamps areon and you signal a turn. 2-47 . They provide more lightfor cornering.

the lamps will remainon for approximately three minutes The control is next to after the ignition has been turned to OFFthe or LOCK the headlamp knob. If it’s dark enough outside andthe twilight sentinel control is off. SUGGESTED message. This message informs the driver that turning on the exterior lamps is recommended (it’s become dark enough outside to require the headlamps and/or other exterior lamps). the automatically switches the lamps will go off quickly whenyou turn the ignition lamps on andoff by sensing switch outof RUN. If you move the controlso it isjust on. 2-48 . the headlamp switch or and move theTWILIGHT control to any position the fog lamp switch will remove the HEADLAMPS but OFF. You can adjust the delay time from how dark it isoutside. a HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED message will display on theDIC.It position.Twilight Sentinel If you move the control all the way to the right. only a few seconds to three minutes. To operate the twilight sentinel. leave the lamp knob off Turning onthe twilight sentinel.

The following chart shows what lamps are controlledby the twilight sentinel in various conditions: 1 Linht Outside I 1 Dark Outside Twilight Switch On Twilight Switch Off Domestic & Canadian Domestic Canadian Park and Low Beams (Automatic) **** X X No Lamps or Message X* X* DRL** X X*** DRL and Manual Park Lamps** X Manual Park Lamps X* X*** Manual Park and Fog Lamps X* X Manual Park. .Park and Fog Lamps X X * Must be in PARK (P) ** Not in PARK (P) +A* Reminder message will be displayed if not in PARK (P) **** Lamps turn on automatically if twilight switch ison and windshield wipers are activated 2-49 . DRL** andFog X Manual Park Lamps and Low Beams X X Manual Low Beams.

If you it’s dark. turn the manual controlknob off and then back on.To delay the lamps from turningoff. 2-50 .Light Sensor Exterior Lighting BatterySaver If the manualpark lamp control has been left on. Cluster lighting and instrument panel lighting come on. the brightness control can be manually cover the sensor. When located in the center of the front defogger grille. the exterior lamps willturn off approximately 10 minutes after the ignitionis turned to LOCK or ACCESSORY This protects draining the batteryin case you have accidently left the headlamps or parking lamps on.it will read “dark” and the lamps will adjusted. see “Twilight Sentinel” earlier in this section. If you need to purposely leave the lamps on for more than 10 minutes with the ignition in LOCK or ACC. Interior Lamps Instrument Panel Brightness Control Cluster lighting as well as instrument panel lighting The light sensor for the DRL and the twilight sentinel is automatically dims whenit becomes dark outside. automatically brighten when it becomes light outside.

they automatically shut lights can be adjusted. These lamps come on with thelamp knob or when any door is opened andit is dark outside.When the light them off. this means thatit must be dark outside in order for the courtesy lamps or backlighting to turn on. come on when anydoor is opened andit isdark outside. Illuminated Entry The illuminated entrysystem turns on the courtesy lamps and the backlighting tothe door switches and to the lamp control knob when a door is opened or if you press aRISE transmitter button.Since the illuminated entry systemhas a photocell. 2-51 . This feature operates withthe light sensorfor the Press the buttonto turn them on. Backlighting to the instrument off 10 minutes after the ignition has been turnedoff.The courtesy lamps turn off approximately 20 seconds after thelast door is closed or after the ignition keyis placed in the ignition. panel will also turn on. These lamps panel lightsduring daylight while the headlamps areon. the instrument panel If the reading lamps areleft on. Pressit again to turn twilight sentinel andis fully automatic.Courtesy Lamps (DeVille Only) Reading Lamps (DeVille d’Elegance and The courtesy lamps are locatedin the roof in the rear DeVille Concours Only) seat. sensor readsdarkness outside. Parade Dimming This feature prohibits the dimmingof the instrument The reading lamps are locatedin the roof.

radio. the trunkis opened or the courtesy lamp switch is turned on. amplifiers. Power willbe restored for an additional 10 minutes if any door is opened.Map Lamps Inadvertent Power Battery Saver This feature is designed to protect your vehicle’s battery against drainage from the interior lamps. Press it again to turn drain the battery overa long periodof time. Battery Guard Storage This feature isfor long term use and mustbe programmed through theDIC while the ignition is in the RUN position. the power to these features will automaticallyturn off after 10 minutes (three minutesif a new car has 15 miles or less). 2-52 . instrument cluster and RKE will not Press the button to turn them on. Whenthe ignition is turnedoff. them off. trunk lamp. cigarette lighters or thegarage door opener. glove box lamp. Battery guard storage protects the battery by placing the vehicle ina storage modeso that the These lamps are located in the front overhead panel.

The first message to appear Inside Daymight Manual Rearview Mirror is DOORS LOCK IN GEAR.To begin programming. also be disabled atthis point. a yes or noresponse will end out of the DIC display. press the INFORMATION Mirrors (INFO) and RESET(INFO RESET) buttons at thesame time for about two seconds. Press the TRIP SET (TRIP RESET) button to answer “yes” or press the RESET(INFO RESET) button to indicate a “no” response. if your side toside. Pushit Your vehicle will stayin the storage mode until the back for night use. . Press the INFORMATION (INFO) button after thisprompt is displayed until STORAGE MODE promptappears on the DIC. however. The day-night adjustment allows you to vehicle is left inactive for another 20 minutes. The ignition must be out of LOCK before the battery guard is disabled.The RKE will When youare sitting in a comfortable driving position. however. your vehicle will remain in the storage mode. Since this isthe last personalizationfeature available. Once the batteryguard has beenprogrammed. Pull thetab forward for daytime use. ignition keyis turned outof LOCK. The system will “wake-up” whenthe door key is insertedinto the door. your vehicle willenter the storage modeabout 20 minutes after the ignition key has been turned off. the RKE adjust the mirror toavoid glare from the headlamps will re-enter the storage mode. Grip the mirror in the center to move it up or down and when a door or thetrunk is opened. FEATURE ON appears when a yesresponse is made and FEATURE OFF shows when a no response is made. The RKE will reactivate adjust the mirrorso you can see clearly behind your car. behind you.

the mirror will gradually darken to reduce glare (this change may take a few seconds). The button has an indicator light to headlamps are behind you. Another Press the button at the base of the mirror to turn on the photocell built into the mirror surface senses when automatic feature. .Electrochromic Daymight RJit. show it is on.rsview Mirror OdOff Switch (If Equipped) This mirror automatically changes toreduce glare from headlamps behind you.A photocell on the back of the mirror senses when it is becoming dark outside. The mirror will return to its clear daytime state when the glareis reduced. when the glare is too high. At night. Press the button to turn the automatic feature off.

Reverse Day Mode The reverse modeis another important feature of the automatic mirror.Time Delay Electrochromic Daymight Rearview Mirror This feature prevents rapid changingof the mirror from with Compass (If Equipped) the night modeto the day modeas you drive under lights and through traffic. Cleaning the Photocells Use a cotton swab and glass cleanerto clean the front and rear photocells that makethe auto-dimming feature work. One photocell on the backof the mirror senses when it is becoming dark outside. This gives you a brightimage in the mirroras you back up. Another photocell is built into the mirror surfaceto sense headlamps behind you. the mirror changesto the day mode. Whenthe shift lever is placed in REVERSE (R). This mirror automatically changesto reduce glare when set inthe M (Mirror) or C N (CompassMirror) positions. 2-55 .

Mirror Settings Time Delay
This feature prevents rapid changing
of the mirrorfrom
the night mode to the day mode as you drive under
lights andthrough traffic.
Reverse Day Mode
The reverse modeis another important feature of the
automatic mirror. When the shift leveris placed in
REVERSE (R), the mirror changes to the day mode.
This gives you a brightimage in the mirror as you
back up.
Cleaning the Photocells
Use a cotton swab and glass cleaner to clean the front
and rear photocells that make
the auto-dimming
feature work.
OFF: This setting t u r off
~ ~the
~ daylight function and
compass. The mirror will stay in the day mode.
M: This turns on the daylnight portionof the mirrorto
automatically reduce glare.
C/M: This setting turns on the compass in addition to
the day/night function.The letter or letters displayedin
the top rightcomer of the mirror indicate the direction
in which you are traveling.


Compass Calibration Compass Variance
Once thecomp& is calibrated, it does not need tobe
recalibrated. To calibrate the compass:
1. Set the switch on the mirror control to C/M.
2. Turn the vehicle ignition switch on. The letter C
should be displayed in the mirrorcompass window.
If not, hold theCAL switch (onthe bottom of the
mirror) for more than 10 seconds, and the letterC
will appear.To hold in the CAL switch, insert a
paper clip into the smallhole on thebottom of the
mirror housing. The display will showa number
first, but keep holding until the letter C appears.
3. For quick calibration, drive the vehicle ina
360-degree circle at less than 5 mph (8 km/h) until
the display reads a compass direction. For normal
calibration, drive the vehicleon your everyday
routine, and the compass will eventually calibrate.

Variance is the difference between magnetic north and Power Remote Control Mirror (Heated)
geographic north. In some areas, the difference between
the two can be great enough to cause false compass The control on the driver’s
readings. If this happens, follow these instructions
to set door armrest operates both
the variance for your particular location: outside rearview mirrors.
Rotate the controlknob
1. Find your location on thezone map. Note the to choose the right or
zone number. left mirror.
2. Hold in theCAL switch (on the bottomof the mirror
housing) for five seconds until the currentzone entry
number appears inthe display. To hold in theCAL
switch, insert a paperclip into the small holeon the
bottom of the mirror housing.
3. Press the CAL switch until the number for the
new To adjust the mirror, push the control knob in the
zone entry is displayed. direction you want the mirror togo. Adjust each mirror
so you can see the sideof your vehicle and the area
Once the desired zone number is displayed, stop behind your vehicle.
pressing theCAL switch and the display will show
compass direction within a few seconds. When you operate the rear window defogger, it also
warms both outside mirrors to help clear them
of fog
or ice.
The mirrors can alsobe programmed for personalization
if you have the optional memory package.
For more
information, see “Memory Seat and Mirrors” in
the Index.


Driver’s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview Storage Compartments
Mirror (If Equipped)
Glove Box
Only the driver’sside outside mirror will adjustfor
the glare of headlamps behind you. This feature is The glove box is locatedin front of the passenger’s seat.
controlled by the on andoff settings on the To lock the glove box door, insert the oval key into
electrochromic mirror. See “Electrochromic lock cylinder and turnit clockwise. Turn the key
Daymight Rearview Mirror” earlier in this section. counterclockwise to unlock the door.

Convex Outside Mirror Map Pocket
Your passenger’s side mirror is convex. A convex The maphtorage pockets are located on each front dooras
mirror’s surface is curved so you can see more from the well as on the passenger’sand driver’s front seatbacks.
driver’s seat.
Front Storage Armrest
(DeVille and DeVille d’Elegance Only)
:ON: The front storage areacomes with a coinholder,a
storage compartment for CDs or tapes and a dual
A convex mirror can make things (like other cupholder that unfoldsfor use.
vehicles) look farther away than they really are.
If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you
could hit a vehicle
on your right. Check your
inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before
changing lanes.


Center Console Storage Area cupholder that unfolds for use. To open, lift the front
(DeVille Concours Only) edge. This featureis available on vehicles with leather
interiors only.
Convenience Net

The full console includes a storage compartment for
CDs or tapes, an optional phone, an armrest and a
cupholder. The cupholder canbe opened by pressing on
The convenience net is inside the back wallof the trunk.
the surface panel located in front
of the armrest. Close
Put small loads, like grocery bags, behind thenet. It can
the lid to secure.
help keep them from falling over during sharp turns or
Rear Storage Armrest(If Equipped) quick starts and stops.
Your vehicle maybe equipped with a rear seat armrest The net is not for larger, heavier loads. Store them in the
which includes an open storage compartment and a dual trunk as far forward asyou can. When not usingthe net,
hook the net to the tabs securing it to the sill plate.

Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter The cigarette lighteris located near the ashtray.Press it
all the way inand release. It will pop back by itself
With the full center console (availableon DeVille when it’s ready to light.You may also havea lighter
Concours only), press onthe cover, whichis located located at the rear seat air outlet.
below the climate control system, to reveal the front
ashtray. To clean this ashtray, liftit out by gripping the Note that power to the cigarette lighter will off shut
sides. For vehicles without the center console, pull the 10 minutes after the ignitionis turned off. This helpsto
tray outto reveal the ashtray.The tray is located beneath prevent battery drainage.For more information,see
the radio. To clean this ashtray, liftit out by pulling on “Inadvertent Battery Saver” earlier in this section.
the snuffer.
To use the rear ashtray, lift the
lid. NOTICE:
Don’t hold a cigarette lighter in with your hand
NOTICE: while it is heating. If you do, it won’t be able to
back away from the heating element when it’s
Don’t put papersor other flammable items
ready. That can make it overheat, damaging the
or other
into your ashtrays. Hot cigarettes
lighter and the heating element.
smoking materials could ignite them, causing
damaging fire.

Sun Visors Visor Vanity Mirror (DeVille Only)
This feature is available on the passenger’s side only.
To use, turn the sunshade down and lift the cover to see
the mirror.
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
(If Equipped)

Swing down the visor to block out glare. It can also be
detached from the center mount and moved to the side
while the auxiliary sunshade remains to block glare
from the front. Pull the front shade from the headliner
and position it to your preference.
The driver’s sunshade isalso equipped witha storage
flap that can be used for maps or toll tickets. Turn the sunshade down andlift the coverto see the
mirror. Move the slide switch upor down to brightenor
dim the lamp.


The following services are Floor Mats available 24 hours a day: Your Cadillac is equipped with rubber-backed front and 0 Roadside Service with Location rear floor mats. contact your Cadillac (DeVille d’EleganceOnly) dealer. This system may be orderedif you have the optional fixed cellular telephone. Your vehicle has been prewiredfor dealer installationof Assist Handles a Cadillac dual-mode (analog/digital) cellular telephone. Keep them clean by vacuuming and 0 Emergency Services Button using a spot cleaner. 0 Concierge/CustomerConvenience Services Cellular Telephone (Option) For more information. contact your Cadillac dealer. 2-63 . Gently slide the umbrella into the slot located under the front portionof the driver’s seat cushion. A user’s guide is provided with the telephone.if necessary. controls andinformation output through the DIC. Move the slide switch up or down to brightenor Air Bag Deployment dim thelamp. For more information. A fixed mobile or a portable hand-heldsystem are A folding handleabove each door can be used when available. The driver’s front seat cushion comes equipped with an OnStar System (Option) umbrella holder. Eithersystem has steering wheeltelephone getting outof your vehicle. Voice activation andhands-free operation are standard Umbrella Holder features.Illuminated Rear Seat Visor Vanity 0 Remote Door Unlock Mirror (DeVille d’Elegance and DeVille 0 Theft DetectiodNotification and Stolen-Vehicle Concours Only) Tracking Turn the sunshade down andlift the cover to seethe 0 Automatic Notification of Front mirror. Do not machine wash.

To vent. Press and hold the switchforward to close the glass panel. Press the switch rearward and release to express-open the glass panel and sunshade. To close the vent. Press and release the switch again to open it fully. The control switchonly works when the ignition is on or when the RAP is active.Astroroof (Option) ventilation. press the switch rearward. spacious feel to your vehicle's interior and can also increase 2-64 . If you want to stop the roof in a partially opened position. Open the sunshade by hand. It includes a sliding glass panel and a sliding sunshade. The sunshade can only be closed by hand.The sunshade can also be opened by hand. The express-open astroroof providesan airy. press the switch forward when the glass panel is closed. press the switch in either direction.

erases any previous settingsfor all three channels. and to program. other devices controlled by radio frequency 1. This device complies withRSS-210 of Industry and Science two conditions: Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 2. Then release the vehicle’s battery and charging system. Programming the Transmitter Do not use the universal transmitter with any garage door opener thatdoes not have the “stop and reverse” safety feature. including interference that may cause undesired operation. or with the accessory package.Universal Transmitter (Option) (2) this device must accept any interference received. Be sure that people and objects are clear of the garage door you are programming. Otherwise. including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. 2-65 . If you have previously programmed a transmitter such as home/office lighting systems. Follow these steps to of up to three individual hand-held transmitters. This procedure initializes the memory and This device complies withPart 15 of the FCC Rules. hold down the two outside buttons onthe universal transmitter The transmitter will learn and transmit the frequencies until the red light begins to flash rapidly of most current transmitters andis powered by your (approximately 20 seconds). It will program up tothree channels: operate garage doors andgates. Your vehicle’s engine should be turnedoff while This transmitter allows you to consolidate the functions programming the transmitter. 1982. This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April1. Operation is subject to the following (2) this device (1) this device may not cause interference. buttons. proceed toStep 2. Decide which one of the three channels you want (1) this devicemay not cause harmful interference. and must accept any interference. channel.

The universal transmittermay not work program the universal transmitter but does not open with older garage door openers that do not meet current your garage door. Release both buttons when the red light on the universal transmitter begins to flash rapidly. Hold the endof the hand-held transmitter against the Note toCanadian Owners: During programming. make surethat you have followed the more information. For transmitter. If you cannot manufactured after 1995. 5. Step 5.3. 2-66 . Using both hands. pressthe hand-held transmitter transmitters. you should press and re-press the button on button and the desired button on the universal the hand-held transmitter every two seconds without transmitter. see “Security Override” earlier in directions exactly as described and that the battery in thethis section. Be sure to keep the original hand-held transmitter in case you need to erase and reprogram the universal transmitter.If you are programming from one of these 4. Hold down both buttons until you see the red light on the universal transmitter flash slowly and then Operating the Transmitter rapidly. the garage door opener may program the transmitter after repeated attempts. Note that the universal transmitteris disabled when the If you have trouble programming the universal VALET button inside the glove box is activated. and if the garage door opener was Federal Consumer Safety Standards. which could take up to Press and hold the appropriate button on the universal 90 seconds. Release both buttons once the being transmitted. The rapid flashing. If you still cannot program it. hand-held transmitter is not dead. rotate the hand-held transmitter end over end Also note thatif the hand-held transmitter appears to and try again. light starts to flash rapidly. two seconds. consult have a “rolling code” system. The red light comeson while the signalis has been programmed. changes the codeof the garage door opener every time you open or close the garagedoor. indicates that the universal transmitter transmitter. A rolling code system your Cadillac dealer. the front surfaceof the universal transmitterso that you hand-held transmitter may stop transmitting afterone or can still see the red light. Continue to press both buttons through ever releasing the button on the universal transmitter.

the button again to make sure that the universal Training a GarageDoor Opener with transmitter has been trained to thegarage door opener receiver. hold down the 2. garage door opener manual. If garage door. you now need to trainthe garage door opener receiver to If after following these instructions youstill have recognize the universal transmitter. 1. you have completed this programming already.You may either use the universal transmitter to the universal transmitter. The exact location and colorof the button Individual channels cannot be erased. Return to the universal transmitter in your vehicle flashes rapidly for one or two seconds and then and press the universal transmitter buttonyou have stops flashing. the garagedoor opener has a rolling already programmedfor two to three seconds. “Rolling Codes” (If Equipped) The garage door opener should now recognize the If you have not previously programmed the hand-held universal transmitter. already. Locate the training button onthe garage door opener two outside buttons until the red light begins toflash. problems training thegarage door opener. To erase all three programmed channels. If you have reprogrammed using the procedure for programming the difficulty locating the training button. Press code system. pressthe button 3. consult your Cadillac dealer. receiver. refer to your transmitter explained earlier. If the red light on the universal transmitter 4. see transmitter or the hand-held transmitter to open the “Programming the Transmitter’’earlier in this section. butcan be may vary by garage door opener brand.To determine if you have this system. Press the training button on thegarage door opener on the universal transmitter that youhave programmed receiver for one or two seconds. Remove the cover panel from the garage door opener receiver (the receiver should be locatedby the Erasing Channels garage door opener motor). .

The Instrument Panel: Your Information System .

Driver’s Side Air Bag L. Cluster M.The instrument panelis designed tolet you know at a glance how your Cadillac is running. Electronic Climate Controls 0. HVAC Steering Wheel Controls (or Cellular Telephone Controls. Air Outlets J. Driver Information Center Control Buttons D. Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter H. Hood Release E. Horn E Steering Column Shift Lever N. Radio P. You’ll know how fast you’re going. GloveBox I. LampControls B. Audio Steering Wheel Controls G. how muchfuel you’re using and manyof the other things you’ll needto know to drive safely and economically. Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever K.If Equipped) C. Passenger’s Side Air Bag . The main componentsof the instrument panel are: A.

Canadian similar .Digital Cluster (DeVille and DeVille d'Elegance Only) GALe PREMIUM UNLEADED FUEL ONLY I I United States version shown.

Canadian sim3a.r 2-71 .Analog Cluster (DeVille Concours Only) United States versionshown.

Speedon: I : r a-- . in either miles (used inthe United States) or kilometers (used in Canada).The new one may read the to a I SET correct mileage.This is because your vehicle’scomputer has stored the mileagein memory. Trip Odometer The speeaometer lets yousee your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). Digital Cluster Analog Cluster By pressing oneof these buttons.you can tell howfar you’ve traveled since you last set the trip odometer back to zero. 2-72 . TRIP TRIP RESET You may wonder what happens if a vehicle has have new odometer installed. The odometer shows howfar your vehicle has been driven.see “Digital or Analog Control Buttons” later in this section. For informationon resetting these buttons.

Note that other readings suchas temperature.EnglisMetric Display Tachometer (Analog Cluster Only) With the digital cluster. analog cluster button similar). When the Engine Speed Limiter vehicle speed slows. This gage indicates the you can go back and forth engine speed in revolutions from English (miles) to per minute (rpm). the fuel supply will come on again. the fuel supply to the engine is off. the engine’sfuel supply is shutoff. This feature prevents the engine from operating at too many revolutions per minute(rpm). thefuel supply willcome on again. . When the engine’s rpm are critically high. When this happens. 1 NOTICE: Vehicle Speed Limiter Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the red areaor engine damage may occur. shutWhen the engine speed slows. metric (kilometers) by ENG pressing this button I MET (digital cluster button shown. fuel and trip odometer also go back andforth between English and metric. This feature prevents your vehiclefrom exceeding speeds that the tires are not rated for. This helps prevent damage to the engine.

locate them. some already buckled. When the key is turned to RUN or START. They’re a big help. warning lights work togetherto let you know when neither the chime nor the there’s a problem with your vehicle. Paying attention to your warning lightsand gages could also saveyou or Safety Belt Reminder Light others from injury. So please get to know your warning lights may be on your vehicle. Please follow this manual’s advice. then it will flashfor about Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem 70 seconds. Your vehicle also has a Driver Information Center that Warning lights and gagescan signal that somethingis works along with the warning lights and gages. The pictures will helpyou and gages. expensive repair or replacement. or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem. check the section that tells you . As you fasten their safety belts. achime will Warning lights comeon when there may beor is a come onfor about eight secondsto remind people to problem with one of your vehicle’s functions. warning lights comeon briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they’re working. See wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an “Driver Information Center” later in this section. you should not be alarmed also come on and stayon when this happens.Warning Lights. If the driver’s with one of your vehicle’s functions.If you are The safety belt light will familiar with this section. unlessthe driver’s safety beltis will see in the details on the next few pages. Waiting todo repairs can be costly-. When one ofthe warning lights comeson and stays on when you are driving. Often gages and belt is already buckled.and even This part describes the warning lights and gages that dangerous. for about 20 seconds. Gages and Indicators what to do about it. light will come on.

you need service and you should To save your take your Cadillac to the dealer at once.If the There is an air bag readinesslight on the instrument light doesn’t come on then. which shows AIR BAG. off all accessories. turn If the air bag readinesslight stays on after you start the engine or comes on when youare driving. If this light stays on. battery until you get there. 2-75 . When you turn the key to For more information on the air bag system. the air bag modules. Then the light should go out. see “Air RUN. This means AIR BAG the system is ready. on briefly to show that the generator and battery This light will come on charging systems when you start your engine. the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. ready to warn you if there air bag’selectrical system for malfunctions. The system Charging System Indicator Light check includes the air bag sensors. have it fixed so it will be panel.Air Bag Readiness Light The air bag readiness light should flash for a few seconds when you turn the ignition key to RUN. are working. Have your vehicle serviced right away. this light willcome Bag” in the Index.The system checks the is a problem. your air bag system may not work properly. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. and it will flashfor a few seconds.

The warn you if there’s a light will stay on if your parking brake doesn’t release problem. Ifone part isn’t working. It may take longer to stop. it meansyou have a brake problem. to an accident. If it stays on after your parking brake is fully released.) . If the light is still on. there could be a brake If the warning light comes with the brake system warning light on can lead problem. Or. If it I I BRAKE doesn’t come on then. you I 4 Your brake system may not be working properly ueed both parts working well. fully. pulloff the road and stop carefully. If the light is still on after you’ve pulled off the road and stopped carefully.Brake System WarningLight Your Cadillac’s hydraulic brake system is divided into part can two parts. have When the ignitionis on. have This light should comeon the vehicle towed for service. For good braking though. the other still work and stop you. Driving on. the pedal may go closer to the floor. If the light comes on while youare driving. Have your brake system inspected right away. (See “TowingYour Vehicle” in the Index. the brake system warning light 1 it fixed so it will be ready to will also come on when you set your parking brake.have the vehicle towedfor service.You may notice thatthe pedal is harder to push. if the brake system warning light is on. briefly whenyou turn the ’ ignition key toRUN.

Parkine Brake Indicator Light Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light This light comes on when the parking brake is set. but you don’t have anti-lock brakes. turn the ignitionOFF. If you tryto drive off with the parking brakeset. If it doesn’t. your Cadillac needs service.If the regular brake system warning light isn’t on. That’s normal. LOCK LOCK (e) This light should also come on briefly as you start the Digital Cluster Analog Cluster vehicle. you still have brakes. this light will remain on. If the regular brake system warning light is also on. to Or. and PARK it will stayon if the parking ANTI - BRAKE brake does not fully release.If the light still stays on. if the light comes on when you’re driving. Then start the engine again to reset the system. or comes on again while you’re driving. you 2-77 .see “Parking Brake” earlier in several seconds. stop as soon as possible and turn the ignition off. If the light stays on. the light(s) willcome released. For more informationon how to release on when you start your engine and may stay on for the parking brake. this section. have the light fixedso it will be ready to remind youif the parking brake has not fully With the anti-lock brake system.

If the warning related problem. warning light will come on. for the following reasons: I Control System Warning Light If there’s a brake system problem thatis specifically related to traction control. and stays on for an extended periodof time whenthe system is turned on. your vehicle may need service. there your regular brakes. When this warning light The anti-lock brake system warning light should come is on.don’t have anti-lock brakes and there’s a problem with If it stays on. the system will turn off and the light doesn’tcome on then. have it fixed so it will be may come on The traction control system warning light ready to warn you if thereis a problem. come on briefly as you start If the traction control systemis affected by an engice the engine.or comes on when you’re driving.See “Brake System Warning Light” may be a problem with your traction control system and earlier in this section. Adjust your to RUN. If the on briefly when you turn the ignition key driving accordingly. the system will not limit wheel spin. your vehicle needs service. light doesn’t come on then. the traction control system This warning light should will turn off and the warning light will come on. 2-78 . TRACTION have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there’s If the traction control system warning light comes on CONTROL a problem.

possible. If the gage should stop the car and turn pointer moves into the red the engine off as soon as area. The section the Road.Engine Coolant Temperature Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Warning Light This gage showsthe This light tells you that your engine coolant engine has overheated. the light shouldcome on for a few seconds That reading means thesame thing as the warning when you start your engine. theengine is too hot. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index.” this manualexplains what to do. Inthe section “Problems on light -. You temperature.the engine coolant has overheated. do. . A warning chime should also sound if this light comes on. See “Engine “Problems onthe Road” in this manual explains what to Overheating” in the Index. Analog Cluster As a check.

good and your engine may not run as smoothly.An emission control system problem is apparent. This may prevent more serious malfunction has been detected on your vehicle.)The SERVICE ENGINE SOON vehicle. ignition and emission SERVICE control systems.This system is also designed to Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing service may be required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any Light On Steady -. your emission controls may not monitors operationof the work as well. ENGINE This could lead to costly repairs that may not be covered by your warranty. ascheck a to show youit is working. helpingto produce a cleaner detected. when the ignitionis on and the engineis not running. damage to your vehicle.A misfire condition has been of the vehicle.Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light) I NOTICE: ~ Your Cadillac is equipped If you keep driving your vehicle with this light with a computer which on. A misfire increases vehicle emissions and environment. (In Canada. any malfunction. SOON This light should come on. there is a problem and serviceis required. OBDI1 is replacedby may damage the emission control system on your Enhanced Diagnostics. your fuel economy may not be as fuel. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis light comeson and a chime will soundto indicate that and service is required. 2-80 . after a while. This systemis called OBD I1 (On-Board This light willalso come on during a malfunction in one Diagnostics-Second Generation) andis intended to of two ways: assure that emissionsare at acceptable levelsfor the life 0 Light Flashing -. If the light doesn’t comeon. have it repaired.

hesitation on acceleration Is On Steady” following. Find a safe place to park your vehicle.If the LightIs Flashing dries out. engine not torun as efficiently as designed. reduce the amount of condition. (These conditions may go follow the previous steps. malfunction by considering the following: If none of the above stepshave made thelight turn off. If the light stops flashing andremains on steady. “Fuel” in the Index). wait atleast 10 seconds and restartthe notice this as stalling after start-up. If the light remains on steady. system can detect this.You may Turn the key off. The condition diagnostic toolsto fix any mechanical or electrical will usuallybe corrected whenthe electrical system problems that mayhave developed. A few driving trips should turnthe The following may prevent more seriousdamage to light off.The 0 Avoiding steep uphill grades. your vehicle: Are youlow on fuel? 0 Reducing vehicle speed. Make sure toinstall the fuel cap properly. Did you just drive through a deep puddle of water? have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle. will take a few driving trips to turn the light off. Your dealer hasthe proper test equipment and If so. If the light is still flashing. If the LightIs On Steady change the fuel brand you use. be sure tofuel your vehicle with quality fuel (see If the light continues toflash. or stumbling on acceleration. Adding fuel should correct this If you are towing a trailer. when it is safe todo so. 2-81 . stalling when you put engine. As your engine starts torun out of fuel.It will require atleast one You may be able to correct the emission system full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off.Poor fuel quality will cause your stop the vehicle.) This will be detected dealer or qualified service center for service. misfiring. yourengine may 0 Avoiding hard accelerations. If so. see“If the Light the vehicle into gear. It cargo being hauled as soon asit is possible. not run as efficiently as designed since small amounts of air are sucked intothe fuel line causing a misfire. your electrical system may be wet. If you experience one or moreof these conditions.see “If Have you recently changedbrands of fuel? the Light Is On Steady” following. by the system and cause the light tto urn on. and drivethe vehicle to your away once the engine is warmed up.

8 This light tellsyou if there could be a problem with your engine oil pressure. be sureto have it fixedso it will be there to warn you if hOTICE: something goes wrong. CAIJTTON: Don’t keep driving if the oil ssure is low. your engine canbecome so hot that it catches fire. If you do. It goes off once you start your engine. That’sa check tobe sure the lightworks. 2-82 .Oil Pressure Light When the lightcomes on andstays on. it means thatoil isn’t You could be low on flowing through your engine properly. Check your oil as soon as possibleand have your vehicle serviced. Damage to yourengine from neglected oil problems can becostly and is notcovered by your warranty. The lightgoes on when you turn your key to RUN or START. oil and you might have some other system problem. If it doesn’t come on.You or otherscould be burned.

the speed up.8 and 11. (On theanalog fuel gage. If the fuel supply gets down to approximately three gallons(11.Fuel Gage letter E is shown.if the fuel level is within 0 The gage may change when you turn. Allof these situations are normal and do not indicate that anything is wrong with the fuel gage. the FUEL LEVEL LOW message will also appear. in the tank.) When the fuel supply gets down to about 1. the letter E begins to flash indicating thatfuel is needed soon. the . capacity to fill it. letter F is shown. I 0 At the gas station the gas pump shuts off before the Digital Cluster Analog Cluster gage readsF. the E will display and the FUEL LEVEL LOW message will appear on the DIC. For example. the gage read8 GALLONS.2 gallons (4. It works only when the ignition isin the but it took more (or less) than the tank’s remaining RUN position. On the digital cluster. PREMIUM UNLEADED FUEL ONLY Here are a fewconcerns some owners have had about the fuel gage. If the fuel level is between one and three gallons (3.5 L) from being empty.6 L) of being full.4 L). 0 It takes more (orless) gas to fill the tank than the The fuel gage shows approximately how much fuel is gage said. stop or approximately two gallons (7.4 L) from being empty.

reading may changeas your driving habits change. press the INFORMATION button until the AVGMPG is displayed on the DIC. See “Analog Control Buttons” later in based on the recent fuel economy. you should stopfor fuel as soon as possible. To reset the averagefuel economy.0. the range this section. You can also displayit in metric units by pressing theENG MET button. The For vehicles equipped with an analog cluster (not computer doesnot know what driving conditions willbe shown). Press and hold the RESET button until both the fuel data center and DIC display reads 0. the total distance is divided by the totalfuel used. It will show economy up to70 miles-per-gallon (or 2 L per 100 km). fuel data can be obtainedby pressing the so the rangeis estimated like for the rest of your trip.Fuel Data Panel Press the AVG button to display the average mile-per-gallon (AVG MPG). Your computer needs enough data for the RANGE reading to work. Therefore. you will see what the fuel economyis at that instant. The computer takes a new reading twice every second. the fuel economy and how far you can travel with the fuel remaining. Going from city to highway driving may increase the The fuel data panel tells you allyou need to know about range reading. . When the INST button (Instantaneous Fuel Economy) is selected. When AVG MPGis selected. If the range display shows LO. INFO button. The RANGE display shows howfar the computer thinks Digital Cluster you can travel with the fuel thatis in the tank.

Driver Information Center (DIC) Digital Control Buttons The DIC displaygives you the status of many of your (DeVille and DeVille d’Elegance Only) vehicle’s systems. 2-85 . Memory and Personalization Features (If Equipped) Your vehicle may be equipped with the following features that can be individually customized for up to two drivers. For detailed information. pressing the INFORMATION button will only turnon the DIC.If the TRIP SET RadioPersonalization button is pressed or the fuel level falls below four feature in the Index.2 L). trip odometer and odometer. Electronic Climate Control (ECC). see each gallons (15. all of the displays willcome back on. The DIC is also usedto display driver personalization features andwarningktatus messages. thefuel gage. 0 Programmable Automatic Door Locks Remote Confirmation (for RKE) 0 Exterior Lighting (at Unlock) Remote Recall Memory (forRKE or Key in the Ignition) Battery Guard Storage DISPLAY ON/OFF: Pressing this button will turnoff the DIC. While 0 Memory Seat and Mirrors the displays are off. fuel data 0 Climate Control Personalization center.

RUN will redisplay. ENGINE RPM. GAL FUELUSED. a MONITORED SYSTEMS OK message will appear. appear. TIMER: This feature is like a stopwatch. 2-86 . AVG MPH and OIL COOLANT TEMP and OIL LIFE LEFT. PressingRESET when a non-resettable display appears will cause a “recall” mode to occur. 0O:OO:OO. \ ENGMET: You can change the display from English To operate. press andhold the button until zeros and stopping your Cadillac. press theTIMER button untilTIMER OFF (miles) to metric (kilometers) by pressing this button. temperature. during a trip for instance. MPG INST. Once TIMER OFF 0O:OO:OO is displayed. GALFUEL USED.9 km (1. 0O:OO:OO is displayed on the DIC. fuel and odometer). RESET: Pressing this button will reset the MPG AVG. allDIC warning messages that have you can clc c the time it takes to get from one point been displayed since the ignition key was turned to to another. Press the you’ve gone since you last set the TRIP SET back to TIMER button again to stop If it. If your vehicleis domestic. minutes and seconds are two numeric digits.242 miles). the trip odometer will return hold theRESET button until the display reads TIMER to zero after 1 999.9 miles (1 609 km).you willbe starting zero. INFORMATION: Pressing this button repeatedly will display the MPGAVG. press the TRIP SET By using this button.If no messages were displayed. you can tell how far TIMER button to start the timing feature. BATTERY VOLTS. the trip odometer the TIMER feature will automatically start timing where 999. press and your vehicleis Canadian. MPG INST. To reset. in that When this happens. Each of the fieldsfor The same button also changes other readings (like the hours. AVG MPH. LIFE LEFT.To reset it. Press theINFORMATION button to exit from the TIMER function. If will return to zero after it left off when you last stopped.

then press and holdthe RESET button until0.MPG AVG (Reset): Press the INFORMATION button Analog Control Buttons to display the MPGAVG (Average Fuel Economy).0 MPG AVG is displayed.0 AVG MPH INFO RESET Pressing this button will reset the MPG is displayed. (This only needs to be reset after you have been displayed since the ignition key was turned to had the oil changed. AVG MPH and OIL LIFE OIL LIFE LEFT (Reset):Press the INFORMATION LEFT.If no messages were displayed.) RUN will redisplay. all DIC warning messages that have displayed. then press and display appears willcause a “recall” mode to occur.0 GAL then press and hold the RESET button until FUEL USED is displayed. Pressing INFO RESET whena non-resettable button to display theOIL LIFE LEFT. . then (DeVille Concours Only) press and holdthe RESET button until 0. AVG. AVG MPH (Reset): Press the INFOFWMTION button to display the AVG MPH (Average Speed).a MONITORED SYSTEMS OK message will appear. GAL FUEL USED (Reset):Press the INFORMATION button to display the GALFUEL USED on the DIC. hold the RESET button until100% OIL LIFE LEFT is When this happens. 0. GAL FUELUSED.

then press and RANGE.0 GAL FUEL to another. press the O K LIFE LEFT (Reset):Press the INFO button to TIMER button to start the timing feature. press the TIMER button until TIMER OFF AVG MPH (Reset): Press the INFO button to display 0O:OO:OO is displayed onthe DIC. fuel and odometer). BATTERY VOLTS. then press can clock the time it takes to get from one point and hold theINFO RESET button until0. Press the display the OIL LIFE LEFT. the trip odometer ENGMET You can change the display from English will return to zero after 999. MPG INST. Press theINFO button to exitfrom to zero. during a trip for instance. temperature.To reset. To operate. 0.To reset it.9 km (1. vehicle is Canadian. COOLANT is displayed. displayed. Each of the fieldsfor the AVG MPH (Average Speed). (This only needsto be reset after you have the TIMER feature will automaticallystart timing where had the oil changed. If your (miles) to metric (kilometers) by pressing this button.MPG AVG (Reset): Press the INFO button to display INFO: Pressing this button repeatedly will display the the MPG AVG (Average Fuel Economy).) it leftoff when you last stopped. Once TIMER OFF 0O:OO:OO is displayed. appear. . press and hold the button until zeros the TIMER function. in that you display the GAL FUELUSED on the DIC.9 miles (1 609 km). If you will be starting INFO RESET button until 100%OIL LIFE LEFT is and stopping your Cadillac. TEMP and OIL LIFE LEFT. AVG MPH. MPG AVG. minutes and seconds are two numeric digits. GAL FUEL USED. USED is displayed. INFO RESET button until0. then press and hold the TIMER button again to stopit. then press and hold the the hours.0 MPG AVG hold the INFO RESET button until MPH. If your vehicleis domestic. GAL FUEL USED (Reset):Press theINFO button to TIMER: This feature islike a stopwatch.242 miles). the trip odometer will return to zero The same button also changes other readings (like after 1 999.you can tell how far you’ve gone sinceyou last set theTRIP RESET back TIMER 0O:OO:OO. press and hold the INFO RESET button until the display reads TRIP RESET By using this button.0 AVG MPH is displayed.

the air conditioning control on AUTO and the fan speed on HI.Driver Information Center Messages - BATTERY NO CHARGE 07: This message will appear if the batteryis not being charged. and turn the compressor is automatically turnedoff so that air rear window defogger on.To remove this that the generator can still recharge the battery. If this message appears while control panelfor about five seconds. The normal range is 11. it is possible seconds and the brakeis not pressed in.5 volts return to a normalA/C compressor operation. To help the generator recharge the battery TEMP button for about five seconds.If this when theengine is running. press the OFF button (next it checked immediately to determine the cause of this to the MODE button) and the down arrow on the PASS problem. You can monitor battery conditioned air is not delivered. set the climate added strain on a hot engine. you must select AC to (INFO) button.You can monitor battery . appear if your vehicle is inPARK (P) for about 15 message appears immediately after starting. The message from the DIC display. you can reduce the load on the electrical system buttons to display the message again. by turning off the accessories. Hold the same two quickly. than 16 volts). that the electrical charging system is overcharging (more A/C OFF FORENGINE PROTECTION 16: This . To avoid being stranded. This number helps to identifythe message whichis only - BATTERY VOLTS HIGH 08: This message shows displayed in English.5 to 15. have the system repaired as soon as possible to avoid compressor damage. Turn on the lamps and radio.If the coolant voltage on the DICby pressing the INFORMATION temperature returns to normal. have cluster climate control panel. hold the OFF and the battery should recharge after driving a few miles and the blue (cooler) buttons on the digital cluster climate message shouldgo out. have the electrical system checkedby your Cadillac dealership. - BATTERY VOLTS LOW 06: This message will appear when the electrical system is charging less than - APPLY BRAKE TO SHIFT 46: This message will If this 10 volts or if the battery has been drained. sold inCanada will have a number after each message. To avoid accessories. Have the These messages will appear if thereis a problem sensed electrical system checkedby your Cadillac dealership at in one of your vehicle’s systems. On the analog driving or after starting your vehicle and stays on. Vehicles thatare first your earliest convenience. message displays when the engine coolant becomes You can reduce the charging overload by using the hotter than the normal operating temperature. message continuesto appear.

the Oil Life Indicator must be reset. and your appear whenit istime to replace the transaxle fluid.2L) The power brakes will not be affected if the problem is and the displayis turned off (digital clusters only). appear when thereis a low levelof engine coolant. Check check the dipstick and add oil if necessary. Have - BRAKE VACUUM PROBLEM 10s: The circuit in the cooling system serviced by a Cadillac technician as soon as possible. caused by a failed sensor.5 to 15. - CHANGE ENGINE OIL 82: This means that the life - CHECK OIL LEVEL 36: For correct operationof of the engine oil has expired andit should be changed the low oil sensing system. If the brake warning lightis on.Your vehicle may lose power - CHECK FUEL GAGE 39: This message will appear brakes but you will still have the use of manual brakes. See “Engine Oil” and “Filter level surface. The normal range is 11.A false CHECK OIL LEVEL message Recommendations” in the Maintenance Schedule booklet. Have Oil” in the Index. If the CHECK OIL LEVEL message appears. the brake system serviced by a Cadillac technician as soon as possible.5 volts. follow the directions in that part. is displayed. See vehicle has been parked on level ground with the engine the Maintenance Schedule booklet for the proper fluid off for at least 30 minutes. Prior to checking - CJ3ECK BRAKE FLUID LEVEL 37: This message the oil level. your vehicle should on be a within 200 miles. . level sensing system does not check for actual oil level See “Oil Life Indicator”in the Index on how to resetit. Have your vehicle serviced A single chime will also sound when this message immediately at your Cadillac dealership. may appear if the vehicle is parkedon grades. See “Engine the brake reservoir level and add fluid as needed. be sure the engine has been off for five will displayif the ignitionis in the RUN position to minutes and your vehicle is on a level surface. if the engine has been off for a short periodof time. The oil After an oil change. checked by observing the oil dipstick. the oil level should be and change intervals. when the fuel supply is less than four gallons (15.voltage on theDIC by pressing theINFORMATION - CHECK COOLANT LEVEL 02: This message will (INFO) button. Then inform the driver that the brake fluid level is low. and - CHANGE TRANS FLUID 47: This message will the oil levelis never sensed while the engine is running. the brake booster vacuum has shorted or is loose when this message appears.

1 km/h). doors are open or ajar when this message appears. appears in the “recall” mode by pressingthe RESET This message will appear when the engine coolant button. - CHECK WASHER FLUID 25: This message will -- ENGINE MISFIRE EASE OFF GAS appear for several seconds indicatingthat you need - PEDAL 114: An engine misfire has occurred. will also sound when the vehicle’s speed 5 mph (8.) (8. engine damage can result from an overheated engine.1 km/h). - MONITORED SYSTEMSOK 1: This message only ENGINE COOLANT HOT-IDLE ENGINE44: . (It has become dark enough outside to sound whenthe vehicle’s speedis greater than5 mph require the headlamps and/or other exterior lamps.turn off the climate control system. This message infonns the driver that turning on the engine must be running and the transaxle not be in exterior lamps is recommended even thought the DRL are PARK (P) for this messageto display. a - DRIVER DOOR OPEN 140: The driver’s dooris HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED message will display on the open or ajar when this message appears. is greater than - HEADLAMPS SUGGESTED 23: If it’s dark enough outside and the twilight sentinel control is off. It lets you know that no other messages are temperature is over 248 “F (126 “C). .turn off the information has not been programmed into your vehicle. The vehicle’s DIC. Stop and allow your vehicle to idle until it cools down or the PASS KEY NOT PROGRAMMED 31: This - warning message displays when the PASS-Key pellet message is removed. - CRUISE ENGAGED 43: This message will appear for - FUEL LEVEL LOW 11: This message serves as a a few seconds when you select a speed at which to cruise. warning thatthe fuel level in the tankis critically low. - DOOR OPEN 141: The passenger’s door or rear Stop for fuel soon. Severe See your Cadillac dealershipfor service.If it does not cool down.The - ICE POSSIBLE 13: This message appears when vehicle’s engine must be running and the transaxle not the outsideair temperature is cold enough to create icy be in PARK(P) for this message to display. Achime will also still illuminated.To avoid added strain stored or currently active. on a hot engine. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index. need to ease off the gas pedal. You’ll washer solvent. engine and have it serviced before driving it again. A chime road conditions.

Have your vehicle serviced if the message still appears. WAIT message will display when a problem with the charging 2 MINUTES. DUE TO THEFT SYSTEM REMOVE IGNITION KEY. system has been detected. dealership at once. - SERVICE AIR BAG 83: There is a problem with the - REDUCED ENGINE POWER 41: This message Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (air bag) system when informs the driver. clean the pellet contacts with a soft cloth or occurred within the PCM. If the brake warning light is on. Have your vehicle serviced at When the REMOVE KEY message is displayed. If yousee no If it SERVICE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 106: This - message will displayif an electrical problem has damage. sensors that control the air conditioning and heating 2-92 . Have your vehicle serviced napkin before inserting the key back into the ignition. is an example of when this message would display. Check the ignition key for damage. The instrument panel cluster will then run a timer SERVICE CHARGING SYSTEM 102: This - and change the messages to WAIT 3 MINUTES. remove your Cadillac dealership. by your Cadillac dealership. causing the tiresto spin. it may need to be replaced. service at once. WAIT 1 MINUTE and then STARTCAR. SERVICE BRAKE FLUID SWITCH 37: A defect - - REMOVE KEY 70: This message will appear when in the brake fluid detection circuit causes this message the Personalized Automotive Security System to displayif the ignitionis in the RUN position.Let only a qualified technician is reducing engine power to compensate for the loss of work on your vehicle. Have the climate control Control Module (PCM) has shorted or is loose when this system servicedif you notice adrop in heating andair message appears. the ignition key. soon as possible.See your Cadillac dealershipfor traction. refer Wait for the DICto display STARTING DISABLED to the directions listed in that part. that due to wheel slippage. is damaged. Have (PASS-Key 11) is unable to read the pelleton the the brake system serviced by a Cadillac technician as ignition key oran improper key pellet has been inserted. Accelerating too fast. your vehicle this message appears. SERVICE A/C SYSTEM A/C COMPRESSOR - SERVICE EMISSIONS SYSTEM 104: A problem in - OFF 14: This message appears when the electronic theemissionssystemhasoccurredwhen appears. - PCM FAULT 110: The circuit in the Powertrain systems are no longer working. Have your Cadillac serviced by your conditioning efficiency. Have your Cadillac dealership this message service your vehicle.

this message will appear. Have your Cadillac dealership service this message appears. you’ll know that MAGNASTEERvariableeffortsteeringsystem. Service is required.To correct this problem. - SPEED SENSOR FAULT 109: A circuit problem - SERVICE FUEL SYSTEM 101: The PCM with the vehicle speed sensor will trigger this message has detected a problem within the fuel system when to appear. displayed to indicate thatthe suspension system is not When the STABILITY ENGAGED message is on. something has caused your Cadillac to start to spin. Thisis normal. If the STABILITY is displayed when a problem has been detected in the ENGAGED message comes on. . Bring your vehicle to your Cadillac an advanced. you operating properly. .SERVICE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM 103: A . A single chime will also sound when so you should consider slowing down. The system is designed to help you in bad weather or - SERVICE STEERING SYSTEM 127: This message other difficult driving situationsby making the mostof whatever road conditions will permit. When the Cadillac dealership. system is on.This stability enhancement - SERVICE IGNITION SYSTEM 105: This message system activates when the computer senses that your displays when afailure in the ignition system has been Cadillac is just starting to spin.See your Cadillac dealership your vehicle. detected when this message displays. See your Cadillac Have your vehicle checkedby your Cadillac dealership. Concours. you may hear a noiseor feel a vibration in - SERVICE RIDE CONTROL 84: This message is the brake pedal. this message is displayed. - STABILITY ENGAGED 55: If you have the DeVille SERVICE IDLE CONTROL SYSTEM 107: A . It means that message displays. - SERVICE TRANSMISSION 100: If a problem is problem within theengine cooling system has been detected with the transaxle. for service. to help your Cadillac continue to go in the direction in which you’re steering. you maysee the STABILITY ENGAGED problem with theidle control has occurred when this message on the Driver Information Center. asit might if you hit a detected. vehicle serviced at your Cadillac dealership. computer-controlled systemhas come on dealership for service. Have your vehicle servicedby your patch of ice or other slippery spoton the road. dealership for service.have your should continue to steer in the direction you wantto go.

clean the pellet contacts with a soft cloth or napkin. speed for your Cadillac has been reached. - RESTART 34: This message means there is a problem STARTING DISABLED DUE TO THEFT SYSTEM in the Personalized Automotive Security System - REMOVE IGNITION KEY 33: This message will (PASS-Key 11). Severe damage to the engine can off the engine. WAIT supply is cutoff.so you should see THEFT SYSTEM PROBLEMCAR MAY NOT your Cadillac dealerfor service. A multiple chime will also sound when this STABILITY REDUCED messagestill comes on. If you see no damage. message is displayed. it may need to off the engine. stop the be a problem with your stability enhancement system.it means there may message appears while the engine is running. it means there is a problem. - STABILITY REDUCED 54:If you eversee the STOP ENGINELOW OIL PRESSURE 35: If this - STABILITY REDUCED message. try again to start the engine. The speed The instrument panel cluster will then run a timer and of your vehicle will decrease several mph theas fuel change the messages to WAIT 2 MINUTES. This allows your vehicle to stay in a 1 MINUTE and thenSTART CAR.turn pressure is corrected. If engine and do not operateit until the causeof low oil you see this message. then start the engine again). STOP ENGINE ENGINE OVERHEATED 42: This message will appear when - the engine has overheated. tryto reset the system (stop. If the result. The vehicle usually key is being used to tryto start the vehicle. When the START stable operating range. however. Stop and turn the engine off immediately to avoid severe engine damage. . Check the restarts. however. it If is damaged. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index. A fault has been detected in the system appear when the Personalized Automotive Security which means thatthe PASS-Key I1 system is disabled System (PASS-Key 11) senses that an improper ignition and is not protecting the vehicle. youmay want to take your vehicle to ignition key for damage. a proper service center before turning be replaced. Remove the ignition - TOP SPEED FUEL CUT-OFF 111: This message will appear when the PCM senses that the maximum key and waitfor the DIC to displayWAIT 3 MINUTES. CAR message is displayed.

- TRACTION READY 91: This message informsthe - TRUNK OPEN 24: This message indicates that the driver that the traction control systemis available. - TRANSMISSION HOT 112: This messages indicates that the transaxle fluid in your vehicle is too hot. Stop - TRACTION OFF 89: This message will be displayed and allow your vehicle to idle until it cools down or after the traction control has been turned off. Slippery road rear defog buttons until the TRANS FLUID RESET conditions may existif this message is displayed. that you havethe turn signal once turns the traction control system off: pressing the on. - TRACTION SUSPENDED 56: This message VEHICLE SPEED LIMITED TO - XXX MPH (KM/H) 113: A failure in the suspension control displays when the traction control system has been system has occurred when this message appears. on for a few seconds after the traction control system stops limiting wheel spin.This message will stay 20 seconds). This message does not indicate a problem Have your Cadillac servicedif this message appears.This message is displayed. Aftera few minutes. occurs when the tractionordoff button in the glove box has been returnedto an on position (pressing the button - TURN SIGNAL ON 20: This message is a reminder. the traction controlsystem will be available again and the TRACTION READY message will appear. until this messageis removed. with your vehicle’s traction control system. 2-95 __ . This trunk is open when the ignitionis in RUN. so message appears onthe DIC (betweenfive and adjust your driving accordingly. press and hold the OFF and ENGAGED message willbe displayed.The temporarily shut off because your vehicle’s brakes have PCM determines the speed your vehicle is limited to. after driving abouta mile. - TRACTION ENGAGED 91: When your traction - TRANS FLUID RESET 48: With the engine not control system is limiting wheel spin. A multiple chime will also sound when this message button again turnsthe system back on). also self cancels afterfive seconds. the TRACTION running and the ignition on. overheated.

VERY LOW REFRIGERANT A/C COMPRESSOR Oil Life Indicator - OFF 12: This message means that the air conditioning system detectsa refrigerant level that is low enoughto cause damage to the air conditioning compressor. have your vehicle serviced at your LEFT appears.If this INFORMATION (INFO) button untilXX OIL LIFE message appears. To avoid damage. If the computer controller detectsa oil. 2-96 . Continuous Variable.The computer controller receives inputs from various sensors to determine the proper This feature letsyou know when to change the engine system response. 99 percent of your current oillife remains.To see the display. Cadillac dealership. It's based on theengine oil temperatures and problem within the system. Have theair conditioning system serviced if this message appears. Automatic ride control is achieved through a computer controller used to control and monitor the suspension system. the air conditioning compressor automatically turnsoff and the Electronic Climate Control will automatically switch from AUTO AC to and remain there.Real Time Damping (CV-RTD) (DeVille Concours Only) The CV-RTD automatically adjusts the ride of your vehicle. press the SERVICE RIDE CONTROL message. the DIC will display a your driving patterns.If you see 99% OIL LIFE LEFT.

For more information.500 miles (12 500 km). If you drive in a dustyarea. 2-97 . see “Engine Oil” in ENGINE OIL.000 miles the RESET button until the displayshows 100%OIL (5 000 km) depending on your driving habits. it means the oil life is gone and you the Index. vehicle has been driven7.so you’ll still have to changing your engine oil. The system doesn’t 10 percent of the oil life left and youshould consider check how much oil you have.000 miles (5 000 the Cadillac Maintenance Schedule booklet. If you see CHANGE check for that. when you changed your oil. INFORMATION (INFO) button.000 miles (5 000 km) and 7. displaythe Oil Life Indicator by pressing the 3.If the LIFE LEFT. If you see km) or three months (whichever comes first) unless the CHECK OIL LEVEL. Then press and hold It may indicate changing the oil before3. it will Always keep a writtenrecord of the mileage and date indicate tochange the oil. The system should indicate changing the oil between To reset.The DIC may display a CHECKOIL LEVEL message. When new oil is added. see you should change your oilevery 3.500 miles (12 500 km). ~ . you’ll need to reset the system. should change the oil right away. it means that youhave less than display indicateschanging it sooner. To see how.

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3-2 Comfort Controls 3-15 AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and 3-2 Digital ClusterClimate Control Panel Optional Compact Disc Player (If Equipped) 3-18 Active Audio AM-FM Stereo with Cassette 3-6 Electronic Solar Sensor Tape and Compact Disc Player (IfEquipped) 3-6 Analog ClusterClimate Control Panel 3-22 Active Audio AM-FM Stereo with Cassette (If Equipped) Tape and CompactDisc Player with Digital 3-10 Air Conditioning Signal Processing (If Equipped) 3-11 Heating 3-26 Trunk MountedCD Changer (If Equipped) 3-11 Ventilation System 3-29 Radio Personalization (IfEquipped) 3-13 Defogging and Defrosting 3-29 Theft-Deterrent Feature 3-13 Rear Window Defogger 3-30 Audio SteeringWheel Controls 3.14 HVAC Steering Wheel Controls 3-30 Understanding Radio Reception 3./- Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio System- In this section.Be sure to readabout the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. you’ll find out how to operate the comfort control andaudio systems offered with your Cadillac.14 Climate Control Personalization 3-30 Tips AboutYour Audio System (If Equipped) 3-3 1 Care of Your Cassette Tape Player 3.14 Audio Systems 3-32 Care of Your Compact Discs 3-15 Setting theClock 3-32 Power AntennaMast Care 3-1 . *.

Your Electronic Climate Control (ECC) system uses ozone-friendlyR. 3-2 .134a refrigerant. cooling and ventilation in your Cadillac. Your vehicle also hasa flow-through ventilation system described later in this section. Fan Button The button with the fan symbol adjusts the fan speed.Comfort Controls Digital Cluster Climate Control Panel This section tells youhow to make your air system work (If Equipped) for you. With the ECC system. Press the up arrowto increase fan speed and the down arrow to decrease fan speed. youcan control the heating.

the right front passenger can control the temperature of air for hisher own zone.Driver’s Side Temperature Button temperature display may not update as quickly as expected. In order toensure proper automatic climate control operation. The outside temperature is always displayed when your vehicle is running.The The AUTOBCON button automatically controlsthe direction of air deliveryfor air conditioning and non-air passenger canselect a four degree warmer or cooler temperature from the driver’s setting. Air will come from temperature. middle or windshield outlets. The fan speed Outside Temperature Display will vary as thesystem maintains the selected temperature setting. This is to allow the airsurrounding the outside The red and bluetemperature buttons adjust the air temperature sensor to be as close to the actual outside temperature coming through the system. The outside temperature sensor is located near the front grille.You can change it from Fahrenheit to Be careful not toput anything over the solar sensor Celsius by pressing the ENG/MET (Englishlmetric) located in the middleof the instrument panel near the button on theDriver Information Center (DIC). press the knob on the passenger’s Automatic Operation side armrest. the outside air . slow drivingor when the engine is first started after ashort trip. sensors temperature and turn counterclockwise to decreasethe will control the air delivery mode. and by vehicle speed.Rotate the knob clockwise to increase the When the system is set for automatic operation. Passenger’s Side TemperatureKnob Mode Controls With this feature. Pressthe blue conditions as possible. This sensor is used by theautomatic system to regulate temperature. The sensor can be affected by road or engine heat during idling. the floor. Press theknob again to turn the system off. conditioning modes.This is determined by how much button for a cooler setting or the red button for a time has elapsed sincethe vehicle has been turnedoff warmer setting. To turn the system on. windshield.

the system speed. 3-4 . Choosing either maximum setting will cause not will delay turning on the fan until warm air is available. This is to adjust the temperatureif necessary. that maximum heating setting and will not regulate fan To avoid blowing cold air in cold weather.the air will firstflow out the floor air regulate. If you start your vehicle with the fan setting on temperature of 90°F (32"C). to automatic operation when the ignition is shut off and then turned back on. the airflow may come except for recirculation and defrost.That is normal. with some airflow to outlets. it will skip the air conditioning purge. whereas. If you choose 60°F expel hot air from the air outlets.DEFROST will change maintain cornfort and prevent stuffiness. the airflow will be directed out the floor will flow from the heater outlets. the blower fan speed will gradually increase and air for heat. the system will remain at HI. Each ignition cycle out of the air conditioning outlets (AC mode) to cancels recirculation. the system will remain at that maximum cooling the airflow will move through the air conditioning setting and will not regulate fan speed. engine coolant temperature or the time compressor automatically cycles when needed to cool since theengine was last started. In cold weather. On control setting the next time you start your engine. the air conditioning temperature. As the interiortemperature approaches a desired the windshield to preventfogging under most setting. bright sunny daysin cold weather. the system will remember the panel air outlets and floor outlets (bi-level mode). interior comfort. the aifflow may move to the instrumentIf you leave your vehicle. The length of delay depends on the outside air With the automatic setting. (16"C).To find your comfort zone.As the coolant warms the air. when the system senses the need up. If you choose the outlets. start with the 75°F (24°C) If your vehicleis sitting outon a hot day and you have it setting and allowabout 20 minutesfor the systemto set on AUTO. the blower speed will decrease.To maintain normal conditions. the system to heat or cool any faster. Press the red or blue temperature buttonsto outlets for a few seconds. As the air is cooled.

AI . This prevents cold air from recirculation button to exit the recirculation mode. press the button until AUTO LO is shown sudden rain or snowy conditions. will use recirculationas necessary to cool the air. press the increase to a higher speed. press the down DEFOG: Press this buttonto divide the air between the arrow button untilLO is shown on the display. press the up arrow button will continue to flow through the vehicle. but you like the fan speed to be temperature. the system symbol on it until AUTO is displayedon the screen.If you want OFF: Press this button to turn the system off. button untilHI AUTO is shown on the display. This is useful when want the fan speed to run lower than AUTO the fog appears on the windshieldor side glass due to setting.In the AUTO mode. thefan speed is automatically controlled.The system checks non-stop. If you want the fan system will try to maintain the previously set speed to be automatic.Manual Operation weather to save fuel. AUTOECON: Press this button to switch between 9DEFROST Press this button to quickly remove AUTO and ECON. At this setting. blowing into the passenger compartment. Use this setting in cold or cool amount to the floor outlets. The AUTO setting is used when it’s in order to warm outside and you need to cool the air RECIRCULATION: Press this button tolimit the maintain a selected temperature and blower speed.If you windshield andthe heater outlets. press the fan symbol display whenthe system is off. Press this button againto turn off the the temperatureof the engine coolant toassure it is recirculation feature. warm enough to provide heat. it does not remove of the airflow to the windshield with only a small humidity from theair. on the display. the blower may not run in the operation to a manual mode andthe air will recirculate maximum highfan speed right away. The outside temperature will showin the higher than the AUTO setting. amount of freshair entering your vehicle. This setting sends most at a selected temperature. however. Fresh air the blower fanat a high speed.the controller allows thefan to gradually If you notice the windows fogging. When the engine coolant is warm. Pressing the recirculation button willchange the If it is cold outside. The ECON setting attempts to keep air fog or frost from the windshield. If you want the blower fan at a low speed. and the until you see HIon the display.This is helpful when you are trying to cool theair quickly or limit odors # FAN SPEEDS: Press the button with thefan entering your vehicle.

The ECC system uses this information to arrow to decrease fan speed. located on top of the instrument panel near the Press the uparrow to increasefan speed and the down windshield.Electronic Solar Sensor Analog Cluster Climate Control Panel (If Equipped) Fan Button The sensor monitors the sun’s solar radiation and is The button with the fan symbol adjusts the fan speed. 3-6 . automatically make the necessary temperature and airflow adjustments to maintain your comfort.

middleor windshield outlets. during idling. sensors Outside Temperature Display will control theair delivery mode. When the system is set for automatic operation.Press the up arrowto increase available modes.the outside air The TEMP/AUTO knob adjusts the air temperature coming temperature display may not update as quickly as through the system. The sensor can be affected by roador engine heat to regulate temperature. Pressing theOFF button will turnoff Automatic Operation the dual-zone function. Press theTEMWAUTO knob to temperature sensor to be as close to the actual outside put the systemin the automatic mode. This sensoris used by the automatic system grille. the temperature and pressthe down arrowto decrease the climate setting.The system will stay in the selected mode untilthe MODE button is pushed again. Air will comefrom the floor. This is determined by how much time has elapsedsince the vehicle has been turned off Passenger’s Side Temperature Button and by vehicle speed.The passenger can select a fourdegree warmer or cooler Press this button to deliver air through the floor.Driver’s Side TemperatureKnob to ensure proper started after a short trip. middle temperature from the driver’s setting. This is to allow the air surrounding the outside to increase the temperature and counterclockwise to decrease the temperature. Celsius by pressing the ENGMET (Englishlmetric) on the Driver Information Center (DIC). With this feature. You can change it from Fahrenheit to temperature setting. To turn the system on. Turn the TEMP/AUTO knob clockwise expected. slow drivingor when the engine is first . In order automatic climate control operation. Be careful notto put anything over the solar sensor located in the middleof the instrument panel near the The outside temperaturesensor is located near thefront windshield. conditions as possible. the rightfront passenger can control Mode Button the temperature of air for hisher own zone. or windshield outlets.The fan speed The outside temperatureis always displayed when your will vary as the system maintains the selected vehicle is running. pressthe PASS/TEMP button Press the upor down arrow tocycle through the located below the radio.

then turned back on. As the airis cooled. With the automatic setting. the system will speed. that maximum heating setting and will not regulate fan To avoid blowing coldair in cold weather. length of delay depends on the outsideair temperature. That is normal. whereas. This is to temperature if necessary.the air conditioning engine coolant temperature or the time since the engine compressor automatically cycles when needed to cool was last started. The the system to heat orcool any faster. Turn theTEMP/AUTO knob to adjust the outlets for a few seconds. If you start your vehicle with the fan setting on temperature of 90°F (32O C ) . start with the75 O F (24°C) If your vehicle is sitting out on a hot day and youit have setting and allow about 20 minutes for the system to set onAUTO. the airflow willbe directed out the floor heater outlets. expel hot air from the air outlets. In cold weather.To find your comfort zone. the blower speed will decrease. Each ignition cycle bright sunny days in cold weather. . If you choose the outlets. panel air outlets and floor outlets (bi-level mode). the air willfirst flow out the floor air regulate. it will skip the air conditioning purge.As the coolantwarms up. with some airflow to the windshield to outlets. the system will remain at that maximum cooling settingthe airflow will move through the air conditioning and will not regulatefan speed. the airflow may comecancels recirculation. setting. the blower fan the air.To maintain If you leave your vehicle. On except for recirculation and defrost. the system will remain at HI. Choosing either maximum setting will not cause delay turning on the fan until warm air is available. the airflow may move to the instrumentcontrol setting the next time you start your engine.DEFROST will change out of the air conditioning outlets(AC mode) to to automatic operation when the ignition is shut off and maintain comfort and prevent stuffiness. If you choose 60°F (16"C). As the interiortemperature approaches a desired prevent fogging under most normal conditions. the system will remember the interior comfort. when the system senses the need speed will gradually increase andair will flow from the for heat.

Cool air is directed tothe upper to a higher speed. lower than the AUTO setting. press the button until LO AUTO is shown on the display. setting. . temperature of the engine coolantto assure it is warm he enough to provide heat.If you want the fan speed to run the windshield tominimize fogging.Manual -= mation # FAN SPEEDS:Press the button with the fan symbol You may manuallyadjust the air delivery modeor on it until AUTO is displayed on the screen. press the up arrow button until you w e see HI on the display. press the down arrow button until LO through the floor outlets. the controller allows the fan to gradually increase vehicle in two ways. press the fan symbol button until HI 0 AUTO is shown on the display. DEFROST Press thisbutton to quickly remove fog or frost from the windshield.If you want the blower outlets while warmed airis directed tothe floor.This prevents cold air from blowing portion of your body through the four instrument panel into the passenger compartment. butyou like the fan speed tobe higher than the floor outlets and toward the windshield. If you want the blower l f l HEATER: This setting directs warmed air fan at a low speed.If it is he cold outside. the blowermay not run in the maximum fl AC: This setting directs airflow through the high fan speed right away. At this fan speed. If you want the fan speed to be '#HEATERDEFROST: This setting directs air to automatic. When the engine coolant is BI-LEVEL: This setting directs air into your warm. Some warm airis diverted to is shown on the display. The system checks the middle instrument panel outlets. fan at a high speed. the fan speed is automatically controlled. the AUTO setting.This setting sends most of the airflow tothe windshield with onlya small amount tothe floor outlets.

When the air conditioner is on.OFF: Press this button to turn the systemoff. press the the vehicle. but the air conditioning compressor maintaining proper airflow. Then keep your windows closed to work its best. The system will cool and dehumidify the air inside With the digital cluster climate control panel. The outside temperature will show on the inside air escape. the system will press theAC button or the TEMP/AUTOknob to turn use recirculation as necessary to cool theair. Fresh air Air Conditioning will continue to flow through the vehicle. the fan speed as needed.This reduces the time it takesfor your display when the system OFF. The system will cool and dehumidify the air mode and the air will recirculate non-stop.This is helpful the fan speed.In the AUTO mode. comfortable settingby pressing theblue button to cool your vehicle and pressing the red buttonwarmto your RECIRCULATION: Press this button to limit the vehicle. system will use recirculation as necessary to cool the air. Adjust the temperature to a only operates when the system determines it is needed. In theAUTO mode. Also while in the AUTO mode. is vehicle to cool down. and the system will tryto maintain the previously set On hot days. Press the fan buttonarrows up or down to adjust amount of freshair entering your vehicle. for the air conditioner AC: Press this button to turn the air conditioning on and off. you may sometimes notice slight changes in your vehicle’s engine speed and power. the button again toturn off the recirculation feature. entering your vehicle. Pressing the the system on and then select the proper MODE to direct recirculation button will change the operation to a manual airflow. This is normal because the system is designed to cycle the compressor on and off to keep the desired temperature. the display will show AUTOECON button to assistin cooling air and in that AC is active. . press the You may also need to adjust the interior temperature and recirculation button to exit the recirculation mode. open the windows long enough to let hot temperature. when you are trying to cool the air quickly or limit odors If you have the analog cluster climate control panel. If you notice the windows fogging. Press this inside the vehicle.

Adjust the temperature. air conditioningor bi-level outlets (depending on the condition).Heating Ventilation System With the digital cluster climate control panel. 3-11 . With each system. The heater works bestif you keep your windows closed while usingit. press theMODE button to select heater. Also remember to adjust thefan speed by pressing theup or down arrow.You can adjust the direction of airflow by moving the center control levers or you can stop the airflow by moving the lever located on each sideof the outlets downward. The front outlets are located in the center and at each side of the instrument panel. fuel. press the Your Cadillac’s flow-through ventilationsystem AUTOECON button to direct airflow andto help save supplies outsideair into the vehicle whenit ismoving. if necessary. red buttonto increase temperature. press the up or down arrow. outside air will be brought in and sent through the floor. If you havethe analog cluster climate control panel. Adjust the interior temperatureto a comfortablelevel and if the fan speed needs adjusting. by pressing Outside air will also enter the vehicle whenthe heater or the blue buttonto decrease temperature and pressingthe the air conditioning fanis running.

Ventilation Tips 0 Keep the hood and front air inletfree of ice. snow or any other obstruction (such as leaves).The heater and defrosterwill work far better. 0 When you enter a vehicle in cold weather. 3-12 . adjust the fan to the highest speedfor a few moments before driving off. 0 Keep theair path under thefront seats clearof air throughout objects. The direction of airflow to the rear seats can be adjusted if you have the optionalfull console. Move the vent lever to direct the airflow. Move the fan lever to adjust the blower speedfrom LO to HI. reducing the chance of fogging the insideof the windows. This helps clear the intake ducts of snow and moisture. This helps circulate your vehicle. and reduces the chance of fogging the inside of the windows.

the system will controlthe fan speed. adjustthe fan speed the same way.Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger On cool. use DEFOG (digital cluster The lines you see on the climate controlpanel only) to keep the windshield and rear window warm the side windows clear. humid days. adjust the fan speed by pressingthe fan button up or down. With it. If you select DEFROST. Scraping the insideof your rear window could Note that recirculationis not available in the defrost or cut and damage the heating grids.Your warranty defog modes. cold conditions. tape or decals If you have the analog cluster climate control panel. the rear window With the digital cluster climate control panel. If you select DEFROSTfrom AUTO. And don’t put decals there. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license. The I I temperature will also need tobe adjusted to your comfort level. across thedefogger grid on the rear window.you might have to scrape them off. If you select DEFROST from AUTO. fan button up or down. The temperature also needsto be adjusted by turning the TEMP/AUTO knob. press the and both outside rearview DEFOG button and adjust thefan speed by pressing the mirrors are heated. 3-13 . Pressthe blue button to decrease the The system will automatically shutoff after 10 minutes. press the DEFROST button. temperature and the red button to increasethe If further defoggingis desired. Press this button to ice from the windshield quickly in extremely humid or turn onthe rear defogger. press the button again. the system NOTICE: will control thefan speed. temperature. If you use DEFROST.Use DEFROST toremove fog or glass. would not cover this damage.

3-14 . Find out what your audio system can do and how to operate all its controls. Other climate control settingsas adjusted the last time your touch controls operate some vehicle was operated.You will get the most enjoyment out of it if you acquaint yourself with itfirst.The settings can alsobe the fan speed and the down arrow lever to decrease changed by briefly pressingthe memory seat buttons1 fan speed. system are determined by which RKE transmitter (“l” or “2”) was used to enter the vehicle. Your Cadillac audio system has been designed to operate easily and give years of listening pleasure. or 2 located on the driver’s door. The number on the back of the RKE transmitter corresponds to driver 1 or to driver2. See “Audio drivers to store and recall their own climate control Steering Wheel Controls” settings. The settings recalledby the climate control later in this section. After the unlock button is pressed on the RISE transmitter or the ignition key is placed in the ignition (the ignition must be turned to LOCK). to be sure you’re getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went intoit.This feature allowstwo different audio controls. the climate control settings will automatically adjustto % FAN SPEED: Press the up arrow lever to increase where they were last set. your vehicle will recall the latest the steering wheel.HVAC Steering Wheel Controls Climate Control Personalization (If Equipped) Some heating and cooling controls can be adjusted at With this feature. TEMP: Press theup arrow lever to increase the Audio Systems temperature and the down arrow lever to decrease temperature.

Waiting longer than five seconds places the radio back inthe seek mode. Release the button as you get close tothe stored position. 3-15 . The time may be setanytime the clock is again to turn the system off. There is a two-second delay before theclock the knob clockwise. In thismode. turn displayed. higher orlower radio stations are advanced toin small increments until the SEEK-TUNE buttonis released (largerincrements if held longer). To increase volume. SEEK-TUNE: Press and release this button to seek to the next higher orlower radio station.The volume level willappear on the display. AM-FM Stereo with CassetteTape Player DSPL: Press this button to display the station and Optional Compact Disc Player being played.The system will turn on. For information on the compact disc player.SettingtheClo L Playing the Radio Press and holdHR or MN until thetime display begins PWRNOL: Press thisknob lightly to release itfrom its to change. tuning will continue. If you press and hold theSEEK-TUNE button again within five seconds of being in the tune mode. Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to select AM. Pressing and holding this buttonuntil a chime sounds puts the radio in a tune mode. Tuning stops when you release this button. decrease volume. Press the knob correct time. FM1 or FM2 and preset stations. Turn itcounterclockwise to goes into time-set mode. see “Trunk Mounted CD Changer” later in this section.

1.The middle numbered button.The middle listen to eachof your preset stations fora few seconds position balances the sound between the speakers. then go on to the next preset station. Press SCAN again to stop scanning. you’re not using them. 3. the radio will not stop at the preset station. position balancesthe sound between the speakers. UseSCAN to listen to stationsfor a few BASS: Press thisknob lightly so it extends. The radio willgo to a station. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton. FMl or FM2. Press and hold oneof the six numbered buttons until BAL: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. you may 18 stations (sixAM. TREB: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. six FM1 and six FM2). (factory presets which have not been reprogrammed with your stations willbe ignored).If a preset station has weak reception. Whenit knob clockwise to adjust soundto the’right speakers and returns. Press BAND to select AM. You can set up to decrease treble. Push these knobs back into their stored positions when 2. thengo on to the next station. again to stop scanning. stop for a few you’re not using them. Adjusting the Speakers 4. Turn the PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let knob clockwise to increase and counterclockwise to you return to your favorite stations. release the button. Turn the seconds. Turnthe PRESET SCAN: Press and holdSCAN for two to three knob clockwise to adjust the sound to the front speakers seconds until PRESET SCAN appears on the display to and counterclockwisefor the rear speakers. Whenever you press that counterclockwise for the left speakers. the station you set will return.SCAN: Press this button andSCAN will appear on the Setting theTone display. FADE: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. seconds. Tune in the desired station. Turn the you hear a chime. Press this button decrease bass. Turn the radio on. stop for a few knob clockwise to increase and counterclockwise to seconds. . Just: want to decrease the treble.If a station is weak or noisy.The sound will mute. The radio willgo to the frrst Push these knobs back into their stored positions when preset station stored on your pushbuttons. 5.

Other controls may have different functions when a tape FF: Press the right arrow tofast forward to another part is inserted.) 3-17 . PLAY will appear on the display. Press the left arrow to search for could be that: the previous selectionon the tape (REP will appear on The cassette tape is tight and thecassette player the display). Holdthe cassette of silence between each selectionfor SEEK-TUNE to tape withthe open end down and try turning the right work.then go on to the next The cassette tape is broken.The tape will play while the tape reverses and REV will appear on the begin playing as soonas it is inserted. hub counterclockwise with a pencil.Your tape must have at least three seconds cannot turn the hubsof the tape. You may use your station pushbuttons to tune to While the tape is playing.(PLAY shows on the display. Flip the tape over and repeat.itSEEK-TUNE: Press the right arrow to seek to the next selection on the tape. Press it again to return to playing speed. your SCAN: Press this button.) SIDE: Press this button tochange the sideof the tape that is playing. The display will showTAPE with an arrow of the tape. insert a cassette tape. The radio will play while the tape advances and FF will to indicate whichside of the tapeis playing. Press this button again to stop scanning. another radio station while in REV mode. Try a new tape. the time.Playing a Cassette Tape REV: Press the left arrow to reverse the tape rapidly. The display will then revert back showing to pushbuttons to tune to another radio station whilein FF mode. stopfor a few seconds. BASS and TREB controlsjust as you do for the radio.You may use your station appear on the display temporarily when a tape is playing. FADE. display. If the hubs do not turn easily. Try a new tape to be sure your PLAY will appear on the display. If an error occurs while trying to playa cassette tape. (Check to see if your selection. use the VOL.The radio will With the radio on. SCANFF will appear on the cassette tape maybe damaged and should not be display until the next selection is found and then SCAN used in the player. selections for a few seconds. Press itagain to return to playing speed. BAL. tape is broken.The tape will go to a selection. Use SCAN to listen to player is working properly. The sound willmute while seeking.

The radio will play. Cassette tapes may be loaded with the radio off but they will not start playing until thePWR button is pressed. If you leave a cassette tape in the it may become warm. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of volume. turn the license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. CLN: If this messageappears on the display. PressPWR or turn the ignition keyoff to stop the cassette tape player. To increase volume. PWRNOL: Press this knob lightly to release it fromits stored position. press and holdEJECT for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator.The display then reverts backto showing thetime of day. The tape will stay in the player and resume play at the point where it stopped.SOURCE: Press this button to switch from radio to Active Audio AM-FM Stereowith Cassette cassette tape play. the cassette tape player needs to be cleaned. CASS appears on the display and then the radio station appears briefly.See “Care of For information on the compact disc player.If no cassette tape is in the tape Tape and Compact Disc Player(If Equipped) player. see “Trunk Your Cassette Tape Player” in the Index. .The radio will display--. The volume level will appear on the display. Press the knob Dolby@Noise Reduction is manufactured under a again to turn the system off. Press this button again or BAND to switch backto’theradio. butyou should cleanit as soon as possible to prevent damage to the tapes and player.The system will turn on. Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. knob clockwise. Eject may be activated with the radiooff. player while listening to the radio.to Playing the Radio show the indicator was reset. It will still play tapes. A EJECT Press the upward triangle button to remove a tape. After you clean Mounted CD Changer” later in this section. the player.

The radio will go to a station. Tuning stops when you you hear a chime. than five seconds places the radio back in the seek mode.stop for a few listen toeach of your preset stationsfor a fewseconds seconds.The sound will mute. In this mode.If a preset station has weak reception. the next higher or lower radio station.FM1 or FM2. The radio willgo to the first preset station stored on your pushbuttons.Just: SEEK-TUNE: Press and release this button to seek to 1. the radio will not stop at the preset station. Whenit returns. holding this button until a chime sounds puts the radio in 3. higher or lower radio stations are advanced toin small increments until the 4. stop for a few seconds.If you press and holdthe the display.A preset number willappear on release this button. 5. . six F M 1 and six FM2). Pressing and 2. FM1 or FM2 you return to your favorite stations. Wheneveryou press that in the tune mode.Finding a Station PUSHBUTTONS: The six numberedpushbuttons let BAND: Press this button to selectAM. Turn the radio on. the station you set will return. Press BAND to select A M . SEEK-TUNE button again within five seconds of being release the button. Press and holdone of the six numbered buttons until SEEK-TUNE button is released. Press SCAN again to stop scanning. UseSCAN to listen to stationsfor a few seconds until PRESETSCAN appears on the display to seconds. tuning will continue. Tune in the desired station. 18 stations (six A M . a tune mode. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton. Press this button (factory presets whichhave not been reprogrammed again to stop scanning. thengo on to the next preset station. You can set up to and preset stations. thengo on to the next station. SCAN: Press thisbutton and SCAN will appear on the PRESET SCAN: Press and holdSCAN for two to three display. with your stations willbe ignored). Waiting longer numbered button.

you may is inserted. to indicate which sideof the tape is playing. decrease bass.Try a new tape tobe sure your player is working properly.Setting theTone Playing a Cassette Tape BASS: Press thisknob lightly so it extends. used in the player. FADE. VOL.If a stationis weak or noisy. your and counterclockwisefor the rear speakers. (Check to see if your tape is broken. knob clockwise to increase and counterclockwise to Other controls may have different functions whena tape decrease treble. Turn the BASS and TREB controls just as you do for the radio. e The cassette tapeis broken.) . Turn the could be that: knob clockwise to adjust sound to the right speakers and The cassette tapeis tight and the cassette player counterclockwise for the left speakers. Flip the tape knob clockwise to adjust the sound to the front speakers over and repeat. While the tape is playing.it BAL: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. Try a new tape. The display will show TAPE with an arrow want to decrease the treble. playing. tape with the open end down and try turning the right FADE: Press thisknob lightly so it extends. use the TREB: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. The display will then revert back to showing the time. BAL.If the hubsdo not turn easily. The middle cassette tapemay be damaged and should not be position balances the sound between the speakers.The middle cannot turn the hubs of the tape. Turn the With the radioon. insert a cassette tape. The tape will knob clockwise to increase and counterclockwise to begin playing as soon as it is inserted. Push these knobs back into their stored positions when you’re not using them. Adjusting the Speakers If an error occurs while trying to play a cassette tape. Turn the hub counterclockwise with a pencil. Hold the cassette position balances the sound between the speakers. PLAY will Push these knobs back into their stored positions when appear on the display temporarily whena tape is you’re not using them.

Cassette tapes may be pushbuttons to tune to anotherradio station while in loaded with theradio off but they will not start playing FF mode. but you should clean it as soonas possible to SCAN: Press this button. The radio will cassette tape play. stop for a few seconds. Pressit again to return to playing speed. Eject may be appear on the display.If you leave a cassette tape in the the previous selection on the tape (REP will appear on player while listeningto the radio. After you clean will appear onthe display. Press PWRor turn the ignition keyoff to stop the cassette tape player.to selection. showing thetime of day. Press this button again or BAND to switch backto the radio. If no cassette tapeis in the tape play whilethe tape reverses and REV will appearon the player. (PLAY showson the display. Use SCAN to listen to the player. Your tape must haveat least three seconds of silence between each selectionfor SEEK-TUNE to CLN: If this message appears onthe display. that is playing. Press this button againto stop scanning. The A EJECT Press the upward triangle button to radio will play while the tape advances and FWD will remove a tape.The radio will play. See “Care of display until the next selection is found and then PLAY Your Cassette Tape Player” in the Index.The radio will display--.The display then reverts back to another radio station while in REV mode. SOURCE: Press this buttonto switch from radio to Press it againto return to playing speed. The sound will mute while seeking.It will still play tapes. the work. thengo on to the next show the indicator was reset.REV: Press the left arrowto reverse the tape rapidly. until the PWR buttonis pressed. Press the left arrow to searchfor where it stopped. . press and hold EJECT for five seconds to selections for a few seconds. station. FF: Press the right arrowto fast forward to another part of the tape. the display). cassette tape player needsto be cleaned. SCAN will appear on the prevent damage to the tapes and player. 3-21 .) Dolby and thedouble-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. CASS appearson the display and then the radio display. Dolby@Noise Reductionis manufactured under a SIDE: Press this buttonto change the side of the tape license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.The tape SEEK-TUNE: Press the rightm o w to seek to the next will stay inthe player and resume play atthe point selection on the tape. it may become warm. You may use your station pushbuttons to tune to station appears briefly. You may use your station activated with the radio off.The tape will go to a reset the CLN indicator.

The system will turn on. FM1 or FM2 Signal Processing (If Equipped) and preset stations. higher or lower radio stations are advanced to in small increments until theSEEK-TUNE button is released.FM1 or FM2. knob clockwise. The radio willgo toa station. Press theknob again to turn the system off. Press this button For information on the compact disc player. turn the 2. Mounted CD Changer” later in this section.six EM1 and six FM2). stop for a few seconds. Use SCAN to listen to stationsfor a few seconds. Press BAND to select A M . then go on to the next station. see “Trunk again to stop scanning. Turn the radio on. If you press and hold theSEEK-TUNE button again within five seconds of being in the tune mode. SEEK-TUNE: Press and release this buttonto seek to the next higher or lower radio station. Tuning stops when you release this button. In this mode. Tune in the desired station. tuning will continue. Pressing and holding this button until a chime sounds puts the radio ina tune mode. To increase volume.You can set up to Playing the Radio 18 stations (six A M .Active AudioAM-FM Stereo with Cassette Finding a Station Tape and Compact Disc Player with Digital BAND: Press this buttonto select AM. Waiting longer than five seconds places the radio back in the seek mode. The volume level will appear on the display. 3-22 . SCAN: Press this button andSCAN will appear on the display. PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. stored position. Just: PWRNOL: Press this knob lightly to releaseit from its 1. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease 3. volume.

5. and equalizationfor the driver seat.4. Turn the can be usedat any time for any material.Whenever you press that used toproduce four audio effects.When it returns. the display. The radio will go to the first 0 TALK: This setting is used when listening to preset station stored on your pushbuttons. Press SCAN shows or news. talk seconds.If a preset station has weak spoken words. the mid-range is increased and theaudio is moved more towardthe front speakers. These include numbered button. Toactivate DSP. A preset number willappear on you’re not using them. (factory presets which have not been reprogrammed with press OFF. DRIVERSEAT TREB: Press thisknob lightly so it extends. 3-23 .The high and low frequencies are reception. Turnthe give the driver the best possible sound qualities. To turn theDSP feature off. Press this button again go to seconds until PRESETSCAN appears on the display to listen to each of your preset stations for a few seconds through the four effects. LIVE and AUDITORIUM. PRESET SCAN:Press and holdSCAN for two to three press theDSP button.The sound will mute. want todecrease the treble. then go on to the next preset station. Other knob clockwise to increase andcounterclockwise to passengers in the vehicle may not perceive the decrease treble. 0 LIVE: This setting is used to imitate the soundof a live performance. DSP can be used while listening to the radio. lowered. Setting theTone DRIVER SEAT This setting adjusts the audio to BASS: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Press and hold one of the six numbered buttons until Push these knobsback into their stored positions when youhear a chime. you may same effect. This knob clockwise to increase andcounterclockwiseto has been done by tailoring the sound arrival times decrease bass. the cassette tape player or the CD player. DRIVERSEAT.TALK gives the best clarityof again to stop scanning.the station youset will return. your stations will be ignored). stop for a few non-musical material such as baseball games. TALK. If a stationis weak or noisy. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton. the radio will not stop at the preset station. DSP: The Digital SignalProcessing (DSP) featureis release the button.

0 The cassette tapeis broken. more echois present. is inserted. use the VOL. Playing a CassetteTape however. FADE. PLAY will appear on the display temporarily when a tape is BAL: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. The LIVE and With the radio on. (Check to seeif your tape is broken. The display will then revert back to showing knob clockwise to adjust sound to the right speakers andthe time. Flip the tape Push theseknobs back into their stored positions when over and repeat. BAL. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers.If the hubsdo not turn easily. begin playing as soon as isit inserted. Hold the cassette position balances the sound between the speakers. The tape will AUDITORIUM settings are best used for music. The display will showTAPE with an arrow Adjusting the Speakers to indicate which sideof the tape is playing. your you’re not using them. Try a new tape. LEVEL: Press the plus or minus symbol on this button While the tapeis playing. If an error occurs while trying to play a cassette tape. to adjust the amountof effect desired when in DSP BASS and TREB controlsjust as you do for the radio. cassette tape may be damaged and should not be used in the player. it could be that: FADE: Press this knob lightlyso it extends. counterclockwise for the left speakers.0 AUDITORIUM: This setting is similar to LIVE. Turn the 0 The cassette tape is tight and the cassette player knob clockwise to adjust the sound to the front speakers and counterclockwisefor the rear speakers. inserta cassette tape. tape with the open end down and try turning the right hub counterclockwise with a pencil. Some experimenting with this button will help Other controlsmay have different functions when a tape you determine the best sound.) 3-24 . Turn the playing. mode. Try a new tape to be sure your player is working properly.The middle cannot turn the hubs of the tape.

CASS appearson the display and then the radio display. You may use your station pushbuttonsto tune to station appears briefly. stop for a few seconds. but you should cleanit as soon as possible to SCAN: Press this button. 3-25 . it may become warm. Press this button again to stop scanning.The radio will cassette tape play.The EJECT Press the upward triangle button to remove radio will play while the tape advances and FF will a tape. Dolby@ Noise Reduction is manufactured under a SIDE: Press this button to change the side of the tape license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.SCAN FF will appear on the prevent damage to the tapes and player. FF: Press the right arrow tofast forward to another part of the tape.) Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. The tape will stay SEEK-TUNE: Press the right arrowto seek to the next in the player and resume play at the point where it selection on the tape. SOURCE: Press this button to switch from radio to Press it again to returnto playing speed. PWR buttonis pressed. Use SCANto listen to the player.The tape will go to a reset the CLN indicator. Press this button again or BAND to switch backto the radio.It will still play tapes. Pressit again to return to playing speed. PressPWR or turn the ignition key off to stop the cassette tape player. Afteryou clean PLAY will appearon the display. If no cassette tape is in the tape play whilethe tape reverses andREV will appear on the player. (PLAY shows on the display. Eject may be activated with the appear onthe display. then go on to the next show the indicator was reset. If you leave a cassette tape in the player while the previous selectionon the tape (REP will appear on listening to the radio. the work.to selection. selection.See “Care of display until the next selection is found and then SCAN Your Cassette Tape Player” in the Index. The radio will display--. Cassette tapes may be loaded pushbuttons to tune to another radio station while in with the radiooff but they will not start playing until the FF mode. the display). showing the timeof day. The sound will mute while seeking. press and hold EJECT for five seconds to selections for a few seconds. Press the left arrow to search for stopped. You may use your station radio off if the ignition is on. cassette tape player needs to be cleaned.REV: Press theleft arrow to reverse the tape rapidly.The display then reverts backto another radio station while inREV mode. The radio will play. Your tape must have at least three seconds of silence between each selection for SEEK-TUNE to CLN: If this message appearson the display. that is playing.

Protect yourCD changer by using the convenience net whenever possible. will not come into contact with the You must first load the magazine with discs before you can play a compact disc. Load the trays from bottom to top. 3-26 . Gently push the tray back into the magazine slot. Repeat this procedure for loading up to 12 discs in the magazine. Each of the 12 trays holdsone disc. Press the button on the back of the magazine and pull gently onone of the trays. the disc will not play and an error will occur.Trunk Mounted CD Changer (If Equipped) With the compact disc changer. The small discs A 1 (8 cm) canbe played only with specially designed trays. placing a disc on the tray label side down. Normalsize discs may be played Ir L 1L using the trays supplied in the magazine. you can play to up A 12 discs continuously. NOTICE: Objects in the trunk which may shift or slide during driving could damage your CD changer. If you load a disc label side up. Place large objects in the trunk appropriately so that they CD changer.

the arrow marked on top of the magazine. depending on the numberof discs loaded.The magazine will automatically eject. To eject the magazine from the player. changer will begin checkingfor discs in the magazine. Remember to keep thedoor closed whenever possible to keep dirt and dust from getting inside the changer. slide Close the door by sliding it all the wayto the left. If the open the door of the compactdisc (CD) changer. the changer will not operate the magazine into the changer in the direction of the and an error will occur. 3-27 . This will continuefor up to one and a half minutes. Push door is left partially open. When the door is closed. slide the CD changer door all the way open.Once you have loaded the discs in the magazine.

These available on the standard AM-FM Stereo radio. theCD symbol willappear on the radio display. Press changer.Whenever a CD magazine with discs is loaded in the SEEK-TUNE: Press the right arrow to seek to the next changer. the changer and the radio is on. Press DSPL again the standard AM-FM Stereo radio) and the disc number on within five seconds to see how many compact discs are the radio display will move to the next available CD. Press SEEK-TUNE while RDM is on the from one compact disc to another that is loaded in the display to randomly seek through discsand tracks. buttons. All of the CD functions are controlled by the radio RDM: Press this buttonto hear the tracks in random. DISC DSPL: Press and hold this button seeto the track LOADING will appear on the display (does not appear on elapsed time (available on all radios). CD symbol will flash onthe display until the changer is SCAN: When you press SCAN while playing a CD. REV: Press and hold this button to reverse quickly To return to playing the radio. exceptfor ejecting theCD magazine. a disc and will hear thefirst few secondsof each track on a disc. track number will be displayed. The sound willmute while seeking. Press the left arrow If the CDchanger is checking the magazinefor CDs.The CD will mute listed on the front of the magazine. press BAND. you ready to play. loaded in the changer and where they are loaded (not SOURCE: Press this button if you have a disc loaded in available onthe standard AM-FM Stereo radio). Press and holdone of the six pushbuttons until RDM again to turnoff random play. (This button is not a beep sounds touse pushbuttons 7 through 12.) pushbuttons representthe order of the discs loaded in SIDE: Press this button to select the next disc in the the changer. changer. order. to play a compact disc. 3-28 . RDM will appear on the rather than sequential. When CDa begins playing.The disc numbers are Press SCAN again to stop on a CD. while scanning and SCAN willappear on the display. Each time you pressthis button. to search for the previous selection. SOURCE also switches between a tape or compact disc FF: Press and hold this button to advance quickly if both are loaded. PUSHBUTTONS: Press buttonsone through six togo display. Pressing through a track selection. EJECT Slide the CDchanger door all theway open and the disc holder will automatically eject. the track selection. through a track selection.

wait about an hour and automatically adjust to where they were last set.) If any erroroccurs repeatedly or if an errorcannot be corrected.Compact Disc Changer Errors Radio Personalization(If Equipped) If ERR or ERROR appears on the display. The disc should play when the transmitter (“1” or “2”) was used to enter the vehicle.If so. Try the required. button is pressed on the RKE transmitter or the ignition key is placed in the ignition. write it down and provideit to your dealer when reporting the problem. This feature allows two different drivers to the following: store and recall their own radio settings. The radio in your Cadillaccannot be used in magazine again with a disc loadedon one of the trays. settings as adjusted the last time your vehicle was CD CHANGER ERRORcould be displayedfor operated. Your Cadillac has a “built-in” theft-deterrent feature on CD CHANGER NO DISCS is displayed whenan empty each radio thatis automatic -. wet or loaded label corresponds to driver 1 or to driver2. standard AM-FM Stereo radios. any other vehicle besides another Cadillac if it were to (This message does not appear in the display on the be removed. road is smoother. your vehicle will recall the latest radio occurred and the compact disc temporarily cannot play.If your radio displays an error number. After the unlock side up. please contact your dealer. settings can alsobe changed by briefly pressingthe CHEK DOOR or CD CHANGER DOOR OPEN is memory seat buttons 1 or 2 located on the driver’s door. the radio settings will The air is very humid. .an error has With this feature. scratched. The number on the backof the RKE transmitter The disc is dirty. The settings recalled by the radio are determinedby which RKE The road is too rough. The try again. Completely close the changer door to restore Theft-Deterrent Feature normal operation. displayed when theCD changer door is left open.there is no programming magazine is inserted in the CD changer.

the up or down m o w volumes of sound. Try reducing the treble to reduce this noise if you ever get it.Your hearing can adapt to higher When listening to a cassette tape. however. SELECT: When listening tothe radio. until it is too late. 3-30 . can cause stations to interfere with each other. Take precautions by through the tape.The longer range. causing buildings or hills can interfere with the sound to come and go. But FM signals volume and the down arrow will reach only about10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Tall lever to decrease volume.* -1io Steering Wheel Controls Understanding Radio VO1 ME: Presstheup FM Stereo arrow lever to increase FM stereo will giveyou the best sound. FM signals. Sound that seems normal can be loud lever can be used toSEEK forward and rearward and harmful to your hearing. next or previous selection. AM can pick up noise from thingslike storms and power lines. Pressing the upor down arrow lever adjusting the volume control on your radio to a safe when listeningto a CD will cause the player to go to the sound level before your hearing adapts to it. press the up or down arrow lever to tune to the nextor previous radio Tips About Your Audio System station (factory presets which have not been Hearing damagefrom loud noiseis almost undetectable reprogrammed with your stations will be ignored). especially at night. AM The range for most AM stations is greater thanfor FM.

This is done by holding down the eject button interfere with the operationof your vehicle’s for three seconds until the TAPE CLEAN message is displayed. Cadillacradio or other systems. it’s very important to do it properly. they may not operate NOTICE: properly or maycause failure of the tape player. mechanism. mobile TAPE to indicate thatyou have used your tape player for -- telephone or two-way radio be sure you can add 50 hours without resetting the tape clean timer. Each time the cassette is cleaned. Your tape player should be cleaned regularly after every Before you add any sound equipment to your 50 hours of use. check with non-abrasive cleaning cassette with pads which scrub the your dealerand be sure to check Federal rules tape head as the hubs of the cleaner cassette turn. Cleaning may be done with a scrubbing action.Insert the cassette at least six times to ensure thorough cleaning. CB radio. clean the tape player. Your vehicle’ssystems may interfere player at fault. If you notice a reduction in sound quality. the 50 hour cassette timer should what you want. try a engine. Added sound equipment may be reset. If you can. before adding sound equipment. .If this other cassette has no improvement with the operationof sound equipmentthat has in sound quality. So. direct sunlight and extreme heat. Your radio may display CLN or CLEAN -- vehicle like a tape player. been added improperly. It is covering mobileradio and telephone units. If they aren’t.To help avoid hearing loss ordamage: Care of Your Cassette Tape Player Adjust the volume control to the lowest setting. Cassette tapes shouldbe stored in their cases awayfrom contaminants. and even known good cassette to see if it is the tape or the tape damage them. A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause Increase volume slowly until you hear comfortably reduced sound quality. normal for the cassetteto eject while cleaning. ruined cassettes or a damaged and clearly.

clean. if it’s cleaned fromtime to time.Some cleaning cassettesor CD adapter kits may appear Care of Your Compact Discs as a broken tape.it may not clean as thoroughly as the 3. Turn on the ignition and radio to raise the antenna. Your power antenna will look its best and work well 5. If the surfaceof a discis soiled. Turn the radio off. Wipe the cloth over the mast sections. removing any dirt. Store them in their original cases the TAPE CLEAN OVERRIDE feature: or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight and dust. the tape icon will flash discs.To clean the When the cleaning cassette has been ejected. 4.If the cleaning cassette is ejected immediately from the tape player. scrubbing type cleaner. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACC. Always make sure the cassette tape isin good condition before you have your tape player serviced. neutral detergent solution and 2. indicating the cut tape feature edge of the hole and the outer edge. the broken antenna mast: tape detection feature is active again. Eject the tape afterthe tape playerhas been cleaned. dampen a 1. wiping from the center tothe edge. You may also choose a non-scrubbing action. soft cloth in a mild. Turn the radio on and insert the cleaning cassette (or Power Antenna Mast Care the CD adapter kit). Pickup discs by grasping the outeredges or the is now turned off. the tape head. .This type of cleaning cassette will not eject and. wet-type 2. 1. Press and holdthe SOURCE buttonfor three Be sure never to touch the signal surface when handling seconds. follow these steps for Handle discs carefully. clean it. 3. After three seconds. Dampen a clean cloth with mineral spirits or cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean equivalent solvent. Cassettes are subject to wearand the sound quality may degrade over time.

it may be damagedor Don’t lubricate the power antenna. you can easily replaceit.In either case. Make the antenna go up and down by turningthe NOTICE: radio or ignition off and on. Before enteringan automatic car wash. Repeat if necessary. Lubrication need to be cleaned. If the antenna does not go down when you turn the radio off. Wipe dry with a clean cloth. turn off 6. 3-33 . lower the could damage it.4. See your dealerfor a replacement kit and follow the instructionsin the kit. antenna by hand by carefully pressing the antenna down. your radio to make the powerantenna go down. 5. I NOTICE: This will prevent the mast from possibly getting damaged. If the mast portionof your antenna is damaged.

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16 Driving at Night 4-32 Towing aTrailer .13 Off-Road Recovery 4-24 Hill and Mountain Roads 4. -A* Section 4 Your Driving and the Road Here you’ll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weatherconditions.13 Passing 4-26 Winter Driving 4. 4-2 Defensive Driving 4-18 Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads 4-3 Drunken Driving 4-2 1 City Driving 4-6 Control of a Vehicle 4-22 Freeway Driving 4-6 Braking 4-23 Before Leaving on a Long Trip 4-10 Steering 4-24 Highway Hypnosis 4. We’ve also included many other useful tips on driving.14 Loss of Control 4-30 Loading Your Vehicle 4. A&.

(See “Safety Belts” in the Index. Anticipate what they might do. in both city and rural driving. Yet they are common. Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively.” On city streets. Please start with a very important safety device in your Cadillac: Buckle up. It’s the best defensive driving maneuver. Allow enough following distance.” Assume that pedestriansor other drivers are going to be careless and make mistakes. 4-2 . rural roadsor freeways.) Defensive driving really means “be ready for anything. it means “always expect the unexpected.You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Kear-end collisions are about the most preventableof accidents. Be ready for their mistakes.

gin or vodka. The person would reach the Many adults-.000 people injured. Althoughit depends on each person and situation. There are good medical. It’sthe number one contributor to driver plans todrive? It’s alot less than many might the highway death toll. state to drink alcohol. nearly halfthe same BAC by drinking three4-ounce (120 ml) glasses adult population -. But Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is what if people do? How much is “too much” if the a national tragedy. psychological and developmental reasons for these laws. .06 percent. (82 kg) person who drinks three 12-ounce vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use (355 ml) bottlesof beer in an hour will end up with a of alcohol. Alcohol affects four things that anyone needs todrive The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone a vehicle: who is drinking depends upon four things: Judgment The amount of alcohol consumed Muscular Coordination 0 The drinker’s body weight 0 Vision The amount of food that is consumed before and 0 Attentiveness.choose never to drink alcohol. In recent years.Drunken Driving The obvious way to solve this highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. here is some general information on the problem. withmore than 300.For persons under 2 1. claiming thousands of victims think.some 17. Inmost cases. these deathsare the resultof someone who was drinking According to the AmericanMedical Association. it’s againstthe law in everyU. BAC of about 0.by some estimates.S. a and driving. during drinking Police records show that almost half of all motor The length of time it has taken the drinker to vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. (45 ml) of a liquorlike whiskey.so of wine or three mixed drinksif each had 1-1/2 ounces they never drive after drinking. consume the alcohol. every year.000 annual motor 180-lb.

All the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces drivers are impaired at BAC levels above 0. commercial driversin the United Statesis 0.10 percent.the limit is 0.it depends on how much alcohol is in the drinks. The BAC will be over0. too. In some The BAC limit for all other countries. But the abilityto drive is affected well below BACa of 0. In a growing number of U. states sets the legal limit atBACa of 0. or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour.05 percent. Ata BAC level of 0.05 percent or above.the person’s Statistics show that the chance of being in a collision BAC would be close to 0. this means thata Since alcohol is carried woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks.S. Research shows that the driving skills of many people are impairedat a BAC approaching It’s the amountof alcohol that counts.For example. and how quickly the person drinks them.10 percent afterthree to six drinks (inone hour).at a a lower relative percentageof body water than men. Women generally have this driver having a collision is 12 times greater. the chance is25 times greater! 4-4 . states. the chanceof There is a gender difference. Of course. if 0.06 percent has doubled his or her chanceof having a collision. it’s even lower. as we’ve seen. The law in manyU. level of 0. 0.S.15 percent.12 percent.10 percent.10 percent. and throughout Canada. and that the effects are worse at night. A driver with aBAC level of somewhat lowerBAC level.05 percent. A person who increases sharply for drivers who have a BAC of consumes foodjust before or during drinking willhave a 0.08 percent. in body water.04 percent.

You can have a serious or even There’s something else about drinking and driving that many people don’t know. No amount of coffee or numberof cold showers will speed that up. that not drink. person’s chance of being killed or permanently disabled is higher than if the person had not been drinking. Ride home in a cab.is in a crash.or if heart. A person with even amoderate BAC might not be able Your reflexes.driver or passenger -. spinal cord or who has been drinking. What if there’s an emergency. “I’ll be careful” isn’t the right answer. judgment can be affected by even a small amount -- l of alcohol.Medical research shows that -- fatal collision if youdrive after drinking. attentiveness and to react quicklyenough to avoid the collision. perceptions. . a need to take sudden action.The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol r- in one drink. as when a child darts into the street? Drinking and then drivingis very dangerous. especially injuries to the brain. designatea driver who will drinking -. This means that whenanyone who has been you’re with a group. alcohol in a person’ssystem can make crash injuries Please don’tdrink and drive or ride with a driver worse.

tire tread. foot anddo it. coordination and eyesightall play a part. 4-6 . icy). a vehicle moving at60 mph (100 km/h) travels 66 feet (20 m). you have to decide to push theon brake pedal. alertness. But that’s only an average. Age. the weight of the vehicle and the amount of brake force applied.or it’s easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and roadcan provide. But even in 3/4 of a second. the steering and First. They are the brakes. It might be less with one driver and aslong as two or three seconds or more with another. That could be a lot of distance in an emergency. ‘of course. so keeping enough space between your vehicle and others is important. actual stopping distances vary greatly with the surfaceof the road (whether it’s pavement or gravel). the conditionof your brakes. the conditionof the road (wet. And. physical condition.All three systems have to do their work That’s perception time. drugs and frustration. That means you can lose control of your vehicle. Average reaction time is about 3/4 of a second.dry. Sometimes.Control of a Vehicle Braking You have three systems that make your vehicle go where Braking action involvesperception time and reaction time. Then youhave to bring upyour at the places where the tires meet the road. as when you’re driving on snow ice. That’s reaction time.So do alcohol. you wantit to go. the accelerator.

normally but don’t pump your brakes. the Index. it may takelonger to stop and the brake pedal LOCK System Warning Light” in will beharder to push. this stops.heavy acceleration followed by heavy braking -.Avoid needless heavy braking. you will your anti-lock brake system will check itself.If you keep pace with the When you start your engine and begin to drive away. If you do.This is a Your vehicle has anti-lockbrakes (ABS).Your brakes will wear out much faster if you prevent a braking skid. and you may even notice that your brake If your engine ever stops while you’re driving. That means hear a momentary motor or clicking noise while this test better braking and longerbrake life. But warning light will stay on. You may eliminate a lotof unnecessary braking. brake pedal moves a little. you willstill have some power brake assist.This is normal. If your engine anti-lock brake system. . traffic and allow realisticfollowing distances. do a lotof heavy braking. ABSis an mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between advanced electronic braking system that will help hard stops.rather than keeping pace with traffic. Once the power assist is ANTI . the If there’s a problem with the pedal may get harder to push down. See “Anti-Lock Brake used up.Some people drive in Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) spurts -. you will useit when you brake. is goingon.

Let’s say the road is wet. Here’s how anti-lock works. the computer will wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. Suddenlyan animal jumps out in front of you. 4-8 . your computer keeps receiving updates on of the wheelsis about to stop rolling.If one As you brake. The computeris programmed to make the most of available tire and road conditions. separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at the rear wheels. You’re driving safely. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. Here’s what happens with ABS. You can steer around the obstacle while braking hard. You slam on the brakes. The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could.

you should Center Messages” in the Index.To limit wheel spin. and feel the brake TRACTION pedal pulsate. even though you have Index. you may if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. This warning light will Using Anti-Lock come on tolet you know if there’s a problem with your Don’t pump the brakes. but this is normal. (You should turn thesystem off if your vehicle ever gets stuck 4-9 .See “Traction Control System Warning Light” in the When this happens. and let anti-lock work for you.Adjust your driving accordingly.See “Driver Information especially in slippery road conditions. Just hold thebrake pedal down traction control system. If you get too close to the vehicle in control will automatically disengage. CONTROL Traction Control System Your vehicle has a traction control system that limits wheel spin. But you can turn the system working.Remember: Anti-lock doesn’t change the time you need If your vehicleis in cruise control when the traction to get yourfoot up to the brake pedal or alwaysdecrease control system begins to limit wheel spin. The system operates only if it senses that one or both of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction.) anti-lock brakes. but this isnormal. limit wheel spin. When this warning light is on. system is limiting wheel spin. traction controlsystem off if you ever need to. Alwaysleave reengage thecruise control. You may hear the anti-lock pump or motor operate.the cruise stopping distance. When road front of you. you won’thave time to apply your brakes conditions allowyou to safely useit again. the system works the front brakes and Index. The TRACTION ENGAGEDmessage will display on The traction control system automatically comes on the Driver Information Center when the tractioncontrol whenever you start your vehicle. the system will not reduces engine power to limit wheel spin.You may feel or hear the always leave thesystem on. (See “Cruise Control” in the enough room up ahead to stop.

mud. It will wait until there’s no longer a current need to limit wheel spin. Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assistbecause the engine stops or the systemis not functioning.in sand. ice or snow.See “Rocking Your Vehicle” Braking in Emergencies in the Index.) With anti-lock. steeringcan help you more the TRAC OFF button than even the very best braking. 4-10 . MAGNASTEER” Your vehicle may be equipped withGM MAGNASTEER. TheTRACTION READY message should display briefly on the Driver Information Center. press time. a system that continuously adjusts the The TRACTION OFF message will displayon the DIC. display -. solid feel at the button.but the system won’t turn off right away. It If the system is limiting wheel spin when you press provides ease when parking yet a firm.you can steer but it will take much more effort. effort you feel when steering at all vehicle speeds. the TRACTIONOFF message will highway speeds. In many emergencies. You can turn the system back on at any time by pressing the button again. located insideof the glove box. you can steer and brake at the same To turn the systemoff.

The Speed limit signs nearcurves warn that you should traction of the tires against the road surface makesit adjust your speed. Maintain a reasonable.have to do their work where the tires meet the road. If there’s no traction. the postedspeeds are possible for the vehicle tochange its path when you turn based on good weather and road conditions. inertia willkeep favorable conditions you’ll wantto go slower. each of us is subject to the same laws of physics when drivingon curves. It’s important to take curves at a reasonable speed. If you have the DeVille Concours. the angle at Try to adjust yourspeed so you can “drive” through the which thecurve is banked and your speed.steering and acceleration -. Wait to in a curve. suddenly accelerate.While you’re curve. steady speed. Adding the sudden acceleration can demand too much of those places. curve. Both control systems -. You can lose control. the vehiclegoing in the same direction. steerthe vehicle the way you wantit Driving onCurves to go. and slow down. Refer to “Traction Control System”in the Index. while your front The traction you can get in a curve depends on the wheels are straight ahead. Experienced driver or beginner. and then Suppose you’re steering through a sharp curve. accelerate until you are out of the curve.speed is the one factor you can control. do it before you enter the curve.Steering Tips What shouldyou do if this ever happens? Ease up on the accelerator pedal. you’ll understand this.Of course. you may see the A lot of the “driver lost control” accidents mentioned on STABILITY SYS ENGAGED message on theDriver the news happenon curves. Under less the front wheels. Then you accelerate gently into the straightaway. If you’ve ever If you need toreduce your speed as you approach a tried to steer a vehicle on wet ice. condition of your tires and the road surface. 4-11 -_ . See “Stability EngagedMessage” in the Index. Here’s why: Information Center.

steering around the problem. steer quickly. The fact that such emergency situations are always possible is a good reasonto practice defensive driving at all times and wear safety belts properly. to the or left An emergency like this requires close attention and a right depending on thespace available.Steering in Emergencies There are times when steeringcan be more effective than braking.if you can stop in time. (See “Braking in Emergencies” earlier in this section.If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended9 and 3 o’clock positions.) isItbetter to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem. quick decision. there isn’t room. But sometimes you can’t. Your Cadillac can perform very well in emergencies like these. That’s the timefor evasive action -. You can avoid these problemsby braking -. you come over a hill and find a truck stopped in your lane. or a car suddenly pulls out from nowhere. you can turn it a full180 degrees very quickly without removing either hand. or a child dartsout from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. First apply your brakes. . But you have to act fast. and just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have avoided the object. Forexample.

then goes back into the right lane again. to the sidesana to crossroads for situations that might affect your passing patterns. If If the level of the shoulderis only slightly below the you can see a sign up ahead that might indicatea turn pavement. You ahead is clear). even if the road seems right front tire contacts the pavement edge: Then turn your empty of approaching traffic. recovery should be fairly easy. Ease off the or an intersection. you’re driving. pavement markings and lines. delay your pass. So here are some tips for passing: “Drive ahead. steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. since the passing vehicleoccupies the same laneas oncoming traffic for several seconds.” Look down the road. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily!Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentiallydangerous move. steerso usually indicates it’s all right to pass (providing the road that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement.Off-Road Recovery Passing You may find sometime that your right wheels have The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on a dropped off the edge of a roadonto the shoulder while two-lane highway waitsfor just the right moment.A broken center line accelerator and then. Never crossa solid line on your side of can turn the steering wheel upto one-quarter turn until the the lane ora double solid line. movesaround the vehicle ahead.the head-on collision. Watch for traffic signs. 4-13 .wait for a better time. If you have any doubt whatsoever about making a successful pass.if there is nothing in the way. accelerates. an errorin judgment. or a brief surrender to frustration or angercan suddenly put thepassing driver face to face with the worst of all traffic accidents-.A miscalculation.

) vehicle ahead suddenlyslows or stops. Also.4 - . Perhapsyou something happens tocause you to cancel your pass. can ease a little to the right. In any emergency. is The vehicle you vision. steering pass you as you pull out to pass the slow vehicle. When you arefar enough in your ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front 4 l. and acceleration) don’thave enough friction where the Remember toglance over your shoulder and check tires meet the road to do what the driver has asked. the blind spot. Time your move so you will be Even thoughthe brake lamps are not flashing. Reconsider before passing the 0 When it looks like achance to pass is coming up. activate your right lane change signal pass while you’re awaitingan opportunity. For one and move back into the right lane. makeit easy for the distance you would lose by dropping back. And if following driver to get ahead of you. next vehicle. you will have a “running start” thatmore than makesup for the 0 If you’re being passed. don’t give up.it may increasing speedas the time comes to move into the be slowing downor starting to turn. (Remember that thing. Keep trying to steer and 0 Check your mirrors. get too close. two-lane roads.glance over your shoulder. Keep back a 0 Try not to pass more thanone vehicle at atime on reasonable distance. Loss of Control If other cars are lined up to pass a slow vehicle. you need only slow down and drop back again and wait for another opportunity. following too closelyreduces your areaof your right outside mirror convex.If the way is clearto pass. you won’t have adequate space if the than it really is. and constantly seek an escape route or areaof less danger. start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to inside mirror. But take care that someone isn’t trying to happens when the three control systems (brakes. start to acceleratebut stay in the right lane and don’t 0 Don’t overtake a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. especially ifyou’re following a larger just passed may seem to be farther away from you vehicle. other lane. wait Let’s review what driving experts say about what your turn.

gear). too much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin. too surfaces because stopping distance will be longer and much speed or steering in curvea causes tires to slip and vehicle control more limited. your wheels conditions. you’ll The three types of skids correspond to your Cadillac’s want to slow down and adjust your driving to these three control systems. lose cornering force. ease your footoff the avoid only the braking skid.and slow acceleration skid is also best handledby easing your down when youhave any doubt. And in the acceleration skid. care suited to existing conditions.Skidding If you have the DeVilleConcours. foot off the accelerator pedal. See “Stability Engaged Message’’ in Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable the Index. But skids are always possible. then an the road to makea “mirrored surface” -. For safety. vehicle is skidding. and by not “overdriving” those conditions.In the braking skid.a driver can lose control of the vehicle. snow. In the steering or cornering skid. Of course. 4-15 .ice. ice or packed snow on If your traction controlsystem is off. accelerator pedal and quickly steer the way you want the vehicle to go. Information Center. you may see the STABILITY SYS ENGAGED messageon the Driver In a skid. Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide.such as enough water. Alwaysbe ready for a second skidif it occurs. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps If your vehiclestarts to slide. acceleration or A cornering skid is best handled by easing your foot off braking (includingengine braking by shifting to a lower the accelerator pedal. It isimportant to slow down on slippery aren’t rolling. Remember: Any traction control system helps avoid You may not realize the surfaceis slippery until your only the acceleration skid. your vehicle may straighten out. tractionis reduced when water. try your best toavoid sudden steering. While driving on a surface with reduced traction. Learnto recognize warning clues -. If you start steering quickly enough. gravel or other material is on the road.

or by fatigue. 0 If you’re tired. pulloff the road in a safe place and rest. 0 In remote areas.Driving at Night Here are some tips on night driving. especiallyon higher speed roads.drive.Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. Drivedefensively. with night vision problems. 4-16 . 0 Don’t drink and. 0 Since you can’t see as well. One -. watchfor animals.by reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired alcohol or drugs. Night driving is more dangerous than day driving. 0 Slow down. you may need to slow b down and keep more space between you and other vehicles. 0 Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the glare from headlamps behind you.

or a vehicle with misaimed headlamps). Whenyou are faced with severe glare(as from a driver who doesn’t lower the highbeams. Just as your headlamps should be driving. . Dirty glass makes driver may require at leasttwice as much light tosee the lights dazzle and flash morethan clean glass would. Avoid staring directly into theapproaching headlamps.A 50-year-old can buildup a filmcaused by dust. For example. for your eyes to readjust to the dark.Night Vision Keep your windshield and all the glass on your vehicle clean -. It can takea second or two.so should youreyes down on glarefrom headlamps. but they also make a lot be examined regularly. Keep your sunshine you are wiseto wear sunglasses.Some drivers sufferfrom night of things invisible. Even the inside of the glass we get older these differences increase. . But if you’re lighted objects.or even several seconds. don’t wear sunglassesat night. it’s easier to pickout dimly have less trouble adjustingto night. making the pupilsof your eyes contract repeatedly.Your eyes will eyes moving.and You can be temporarily blinded by approaching aren’t even awareof it.the inability tosee in dim light-. Glare at night is made much No one can see as well at night as in the daytime. slow downa little. same thing at nightas a 20-year-old. blindness -. thatway. What you do in the daytime can also affect your night Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a vision. headlamps.But as worse by dirt on the glass. They may cut checked regularlyfor proper aim.inside and out. if you spend the day in bright roadway when you are in a turn or curve.

the harder windshield wiper blades are in good shape. you can’t stop. accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn’t as good as on dry roads. Even if your The heavier the rain. a heavy rain can makeit harder to see road signs and traffic signals. you’ll get even less traction.or when stripsof rubber startto separate from the inserts.Driving in Rain andon Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. the edge of the road and even people walking. It’s wise to keep your windshield wiping equipmentin good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid. . if your tires don’t have much tread left. Replace your windshield wiper D inserts when they show signs of streaking or missing areas on the windshield. On a wet road. It’s always wise go to 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. it is to see. And. pavement markings.

But if you can’t. apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally.too. After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash. The water may affectyour brakes.You could lose controlof the vehicle. 4-19 . Try to avoid puddles. They won’t work as well in a quickstop and may cause pulling to one side. Wet brakes can cause accidents. Driving too fast through large water puddlesor even going through some car washes can cause problems.try to slow down beforeyou hit them.

When your vehicle is hydroplaning. But it can if your engine’s air intake and badly damage your tires do not have much tread or if the pressurein one or engine. through them very slowly.If you can see reflections from trees. There just isn’t a hard and fastrule about hydroplaning. 0 Besides slowing down. Never drive through water that is slightly more is low. and be prepared to have your view restricted by road spray. (See “Tires” in the Index. The Some Other Rainy Weather Tips best adviceis to slow down when it is raining. water can come in through your Hydroplaning doesn’t happen often. 0 Have good tires with proper tread depth. allow some extra following distance. it has little or no contact with the road. This can happenif the road is wet enough and you’re NOTICE: going fast enough. If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water.It can happen if a lotof water is standing on the road.Hydroplaning Driving Through Deep Standing Water Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. Allow yourself more clear room ahead. drive water’s surface. and raindrops “dimple” the can’t avoid deep puddles or standing water.If you poles or other vehicles. telephone lower than the underbody of your vehicle. Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. therecould be hydroplaning.) 4-20 . And be especially careful when you pass another vehicle.

4-21 . You’ll save time and energy.”) Treat a green light as a warning signal. When a light turns green.check both waysfor vehicles that have not clearedthe intersection or may be running the red light. Try to use the freeways thatrim and crisscross most large cities. You’ll want to watch outfor what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to traffic signals.(See the next part. Geta city map and plan your tripinto an unknown part of the cityjust as you wouldfor a cross-country trip. and just before you start to move. “Freeway Driving. One of the biggest problems withcity streets is the amount of traffic onthem. A traffic light is there because the corneris busy enough to need it.City Driving Here are ways to increase your safety in city driving: 0 Know the best way to get to where you are going.

Before changing lanes. Too-fast or too-slow driving breaks a smooth traffic flow. 4-22 . Drivetheatsame the next exit.check your mirrors. glance quickly over your shoulder to make sure there isn’t another vehicle in your “blind” spot. sometimes quite sharply. you should begin to check traffic. But they have their own special rules. Once you are moving on the freeway. Tryto blend smoothly with the traffic flow. adjust your speed to the if it’s slower. Once you are onthe freeway. parkways. move theto proper lane well in advance. Try to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. When you want to leave the freeway. Drive on to up with traffic and keep to the right. freeways (also called thruways. left lane on a freeway aspassing a lane. turnpikes or superhighways) are the safest of all roads. Treatthe The exit ramp canbe curved. Then use your turn signal. thereis usually a ramp that leads the to freeway.If you miss your exit. Stay posted limit or to the prevailing rate in the right lane unless you want to pass. make certain you allow a reasonable following distance. The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep under any circumstances. do not. Expect to move Mile for mile. stop and back up. check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as necessary. If you have a clear view of the freeway asyou drive along the entrance ramp. Switch on your turn signal. Tryto determine where you expect to blend with the flow. Just beforeyou leave the lane. slightly slower at night. expressways. speed mostof the other drivers are driving.Freeway Driving At the entrance.

If you 0 Lamps: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean? must start when you’re not fresh -. Here aresome things you can check before a trip: Reduce your speed according to your speedometer. . have it done before starting out. Try to be well rested. it’sready to go. of the journey. Other Fluids:Have you checked Before Leaving ona Long Trip all levels? Make sureyou’re ready. long-distance driving? Are the tires all inflated to the recommended pressure? Is your vehicle readyfor a long trip? If you keep it serviced and maintained.such as after a day’s work -.The exit speed is usually posted.Of course. If it needs 0 Weather Forecasts: What’s the weatheroutlook service. along your route?Should you delay your trip a short you’ll findexperienced and able serviceexperts in time to avoid a majorstorm system? Cadillac dealerships all across North America. Engine Oil. Is the tread good enoughfor can easily drivein. not 0 Windshield Washer Fluid: Is the reservoirfull? Are to yoursense of motion. 0 Fuel. After drivingfor any distance all windows clean inside and outside? at higher speeds.Wear comfortable clothing andshoes you trouble-free trip. you may tend to think youare going 0 Wiper Blades: Are they ingood shape? slower than you actually are. They’ll 0 Maps: Do you have up-to-date maps? be ready and willing to help if you need it.don’t planto make too many miles that first part 0 Tires: They are vitallyimportant to a safe.

Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads
Is there actually sucha condition as “highway hypnosis”?
Or is it justplain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it
highway hypnosis, lack of awareness,or whatever.
There is something about an easy stretchof road with
the same scenery, along with the hum of the tireson the
road, the droneof the engine, and the rushof the wind
against the vehicle thatcan make you sleepy. Don’t let it
happen to you!If it does, your vehiclecan leave the
road in less than a second, and you could crash and
be injured.
What can youdo about highway hypnosis? First,
aware that it can happen.
Then here are some tips:
a Make sure your vehicle
is well ventilated, witha
comfortably cool interior.
a Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead to
and Driving on steep hillsor mountains is different from
the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your driving inflat or rolling terrain.
instruments frequently.
a If you get sleepy, pulloff the road into a rest, service
or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise,
both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as
an emergency.


If you drive regularly insteep country, or if you’re
planning to visitthere, here are some tips that can make
your trips safer and more enjoyable.
Keep your vehicle in good shape.Check all fluid Coasting downhill in Ir UTRAL (N) or with the
levels and also the brakes, tires, coolingsystem ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to
and transaxle. These parts can work hard on
do all the work of slowing down. They could getso
mountain roads.
hot that they wouldn’t work well. You would then
Know how to go down hills. The most important have poor braking oreven none going downa hill.
thing to know is this: let your engine do some of the You could crash. Always have your engine running
slowing down. Shift to a lower gear when yougo and your vehicle in gearwhen you go downhill.
down a steep or long hill.

e Know how to go uphill. You may want to shift down
to a lower gear. The lower gears help cool your engine
and transaxle, and you can climb the
hill better.
If you don’t shift down, your brakes could get so e Stay in your own
lane when driving ontwo-lane
hot that they wouldn’t work well. You would then roads in hillsor mountains. Don’t swing wide or cut
have poor braking or even none goingdown a hill. across the centerof the road.Drive at speeds that let
You could crash. Shiftdown to let your engine you stay in your ownlane.
assist vour brakeson a steep downhill slope. 0 As you go over the topof a hill, be alert. There could be
something in your lane, likea stalled car oran accident.
e You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of
special problems. Examplesare long grades, passingor
no-passing zones, a falling rocks area or winding
roads. Be alert to these and take appropriate action.

Winter Driving

Include anice scraper, a small brush or broom, a- supply
- -
of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer
tips for winter
a shovel,
a red
a cloth
and a
Have your vehiclein good shape for winter. couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will
be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag
You may want to put winter emergency supplies in of sand, a piece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags
your trunk. traction.
help to properly
Be sure
these items in your vehicle.


Driving on Snow or Ice What’s the worsttime for this? “Wet ice.” Very cold
snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet
Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the
road probably have good traction. least tractionof all. You can get wetice when it’s about
However, if there is snow or ice between your tires and freezing (32OF; 0 O C) and freezing rainbegins to fall.
the road, you can have a very slippery situation. You’ll Try to avoid drivingon wet ice until salt and sand crews
have a lotless traction or “grip” and will need to be can get there.
very careful. Whatever the condition-- smooth ice, packed, blowing
or loose snow-- drive with caution.
Keep your traction controlsystem on. It improves your
ability to accelerate when driving on a slippery road.
Even though your vehicle has a traction control system,
you’ll want to slow down and adjust your driving to the
road conditions. See “Traction Control System’’ in
the Index.


Your anti-lock brakesimprove your vehicle’s stability If You’re Caught in a Blizzard
when you make a hard stop on a slippery road. Even
though you have the anti-lock braking system, you’ll
want to begin stoppingsooner than you would on dry
pavement. See “Anti-Lock” inthe Index.
Allow greater following distance on any
slippery road.
0 Watch for slippery spots. The road might be fine
until you hit a spot that’s covered with
ice. On an
otherwise clear road,ice patches may appear in
shaded areas where thesun can’t reach: around
clumps of trees, behind buildings or under bridges.
Sometimes the surfaceof a curve or an overpass may
remain icy when thesurrounding roads are clear.If
you see a patchof ice ahead of you, brake before you
are on it. Try not tobrake while you’re actually on
the ice, and avoidsudden steering maneuvers.

If you are stoppedby heavy snow, you could be in a
serious situation.You should probably stay with your
vehicle unlessyou know for sure that you are near help
and you can hike through the snow. Here are some
things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your
passengers safe:
Turn on your hazard flashers.

0 Tie a red cloth to your vehicle toalert police that
you’ve been stopped by the snow.
0 Put on extra clothing or wrapa blanket around you.
If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body Snow can trap exhaust gasesunder your vehicle.
insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor This can cause deadly CO (carbon monoxide) gas
mats -- anything youcan wrap around yourself or
to get inside.CO could overcome youand kill
tuck under your clothing tokeep warm.
you. You can’t seeit or smell it, so you might not
know it is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from
around the baseof your vehicle, especially any
that is blocking your exhaust pipe. And check
around again fromtime,to time to be sure snow
doesn’t collect there.
Open a window just a little on the side of the
vehicle that’s away from the wind. This will help
keep CO out.

You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful.


Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves Loading Your Vehicle
fuel. When you run the engine, make go it a little faster
than just idle. Thatis, push the accelerator slightly. This

uses less fuelfor the heat that you get and it keeps the OCCUPANTS VEHICLE
battery charged.You will need a well-charged battery to CTR.
restart the vehicle, and possiblyfor signaling later on
with your headlamps. Letthe heater run for awhile. MAX. LOADING & GVWR SAME AS VEHICLE
Then, shut theengine off and closethe window almost CAPACITY WEIGHT XXX COLD TIRE
all theway to preservethe heat. Start theengine again PSliKPa
and repeat this only when you feel really uncomfortable FRT.
from the cold. Butdo it as little as possible. Preservethe RR.
fuel as long as you can.To help keep warm,you can get SPA.
out of the vehicle anddo some fairly vigorous exercises IF TIRES ARE HOT, ADD 4PS1128KPa
every half hour orso until helpcomes. INFORMATION

Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight it
may properly carry.The Tire-Loading Information label
found on the driver'sdoor tells you the proper size,
speed rating and recommended inflation pressures for
the tires on your vehicle. also
It gives you important
information about the number of people that canbe in
your vehicle and the total weight thatyou can carry.
This weight is called the Vehicle Capacity Weight and
includes the weightof all occupants, cargo and all
options not installed in the factory.

all occupants.they will go as fast as If you do have a heavy load. youshould spread it out. or it can change theway your vehicle STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF handles. BUMPER. Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle or theGross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. packages oranything else -. the vehicle goes. These could cause you to lose control.S.The GVWR includes the Your warranty does not coverparts or weight of the vehicle. fuel and cargo. found onthe rear edge of the driver’s door. if there is a crash. If you put things inside your vehicle-. components that fail becauseof overloading. (92 kg) in the trunk.like suitcases. MFD BY GENERAL MOTORS CORP CAUTION: DATE GVWR GAWR FRT GAWR RR Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR.It tells you the gross weight capacityof your vehicle. The other labelis the Certificationlabel. If you do. tools. or either the maximumfront or rear THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLI- CABLE U. they’ll keep going.If you have to stop or turn quickly. . overloading can shorten the lifeof your vehicle. Also. MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE. FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE GAWR. or Don’t carry more than 203 lbs. called the GVWR 1 NOTICE: (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). AND THEFT PREVENTION break. parts on your vehicle can SAFETY.

Ask your Cadillac dealer for 0 Don’t leave an unsecured child restraint in advice and information abouttowing a trailer your vehicle. if the traileris too heavy. andsee your Cadillac dealer for important information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. You Never stack heavier things. trailer. Towing a Trailer A CAUTION: Things you put inside your vehicle can strike and A CAUTION: injure people in a sudden stop or turn. or in a crash. inside thevehicle so that some of them are Pull a trailer only if you have followed all the above the topsof the seats. secure it whenever you can. and your passengers could be seriously injured. -- brakes may not workwell or even at all. the Try to spread theweight evenly. you can lose control when you pull a trunk. Forexample. put themas far forward asyou can. In a properly. with your vehicle. When you carry something inside the vehicle.like suitcases. I NOTICE: Electronic Level Control Pulling a trailer improperly can damage your This feature keeps the rear of your vehicle levelas the vehicle and resultin costly repairs notcovered by load changes. . If you don’t use the correct equipment and drive Put thingsin the trunkof your vehicle. follow anything.To pull a trailer correctly.you don’t need to adjust your warranty. steps in thissection. the advice in thispart. It’s automatic-.

transaxle. Your engine.000 miles Load-pulling components such as the engine.The engine is 0 Then. Don’t drive faster than the maximum posted speed 55 mph (90 km/h)) to for trailers (or no more than save wear on your vehicle’s parts. generating extra heat. not only where you live but Trailering meanschanges in handling. increasing engine and other partsof your vehicle wear in at the the pulling requirements. A good sourcefor this fuel economy. Successful. heavier loads.000 lbs. 0 Don’t tow a trailer at all duringthe first 1.You should always time-tested. durability and also where you’llbe driving.you should read theinformation in “Weightof the Trailer’’ 0 There are many different laws. wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder axle or other parts couldbe damaged. use a sway controlif your trailer will weigh more Many of these areimportant for your safety and thatof than 2. your rig will be legal. important trailering tips and safety rules. Init are many weigh 2. and it has to be used properly.So please read this section carefully about sway controls. including speed limit that appears later in this section. This helps your trailer adds considerably to wind resistance. during the first 500 miles (800 km)that you required to operateat relatively higher speeds and under tow a trailer. 0 Obey speed limit restrictions when towinga trailer.But trailering is restrictions. (900 kg). against the drag of the added weight. What’smore. You can ask a hitch dealer your passengers. To identify what the If you do. 4-33 . safe trailering takes correct information can be state or provincial police. (1 600 km)your new vehicleis driven. (900 kg) or less. having to do with trailering. here are some important points: vehicle trailering capacityis for your vehicle. don’t drive over50 mph (80 km/h) and greater loads.Make sure different than just driving your vehicle by itself. 0 Consider using a sway controlif your trailer will That’s thereason for this part.Your vehicle can tow a trailer if it is equipped with the If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer proper trailer towing equipment. before you pulla trailer. equipment. the don’t make startsat full throttle.000 lbs.

temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. The GCVW = curb weight+ passenger’s weight + cargo weight + trailer weight. cooler as standardequipment. 30009 Van Dyke P. (3 677 kg) total example.000 lbs. DeVille or a DeVille Warren. 1. the maximum trailer Cadillac MotorCar Division weight is 1. OntarioL1H 8P7 4-34 . For should never weigh more than 8. The DeVille Concoursis equipped with this and the total weighton your vehicle’s tires. road grades. speed.The GCVW It depends on how you plan to use your rig. advice.000 lbs. (1 773 kg) total including the load.it can also depend on any You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or special equipment that you have on your vehicle. (450 kg). The maximum trailer weightfor your vehicle canbe Weight of the Trailer determined from the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight How heavy can a trailer safely be? (GCVW). outside loaded vehicle and trailer. or you can writeus at: If you have a DeVilleor a DeVille d’Elegance without Cadillac Customer Assistance Center the optional trailer towingpackage. the maximum trailer weight should never be more than In Canada. But even General Motors of Canada Limited that can betoo heavy.100 lbs.Three important considerations have to do with weight: The optional trailer towing package provides the necessary oil cooler for the DeVille or the DeVille the weight of the trailer.O. Customer CommunicationCentre 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa. MI 48090-9025 d’Elegance withthe optional trailer towing package. altitude.900 lbs. write to: 3. Box 9025 If you have a DeVilleConcours. And. d’Elegance to tow a trailer heavier than the weight of the trailer tongue (450 kg).

See “Loading simply by moving some items aroundin the trailer. Your Vehicle” inthe Index for more information about your vehicle’s maximum load capacity. youmay be able to get them right vehicle will be carrying that weight. Then be sure you don’t go over theGVW limit for your vehicle. If you have a weight-distributing weight to measure because it affects the total capacity hitch. curb weight of the vehicle. and the people who willbe riding in the vehicle. You’ll find these numbers onthe Tire-Loading Information label at the rear edge of the driver’s door or see “Loading Your Vehicle” in the Index. Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires Be sure your vehicle’s tiresare inflated to theupper limit for cold tires. including the weight of the trailer tongue. to seeif the weights are load from your vehicle’s capacity weight because your proper. weigh the trailer and if you will towa trailer. anycargo you may carry in it. If they aren’t. the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 10 percent of the total loaded The tongue load (A) of any trailer is animportant trailer weight (B). And After you’ve loaded your trailer.The capacity weight includes the the total loaded trailer weight(B). separately. too. you must subtract thetongue then the tongue. the trailertongue (A) should weigh 12 percent of weight of your vehicle.Weight of the Trailer Tongue If you’re using a weight-carrying hitch. A B 4-35 .

(900 kg). vehicle whenyou install a trailer hitch?If you do. Hereare of the trailerso that the tongue will not dropto the road some rules to follow: if it becomes separated fromthe hitch. will weigh more than2. don’t to trytap into sway controlof the proper size. when loaded. . leave just enough slackso you can turn with your rig. Cross the safety chains under the tongue few reasonswhy you’ll need the right hitch. Follow the bumper-type hitches to them. be sure to use a Trailer Brakes properly mounted. both very importantfor proper vehicle loading and good brake systems won’t work well. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer e Will you have to make any holes in the body of your brakes so you’ll be able to maintain them properly.000 lbs. deadly carbon monoxide (CO) from your exhaust can get into your vehicle (see “Carbon Monoxide” in the Index). Do not attach rental hitches or other manufacturer or by the trailer manufacturer.Hitches Safety Char I It’s important to have the correct hitch equipment. weight-distributing hitch and Because you have anti-lock brakes. or at all. Always the bumper.If you do. e If you’ll be pullinga trailer that.If you don’t seal them. handling when you’re driving. never allow safety chains to drag on the ground. Dirt and water can. too. then be sure to seal the holes later when you remove the hitch. Use only a manufacturer’s recommendationfor attaching safety frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to chains and do not attach them to the bumper. Instructions e The bumpers on your vehicle are not intendedfor about safety chainsmay be provided by the hitch hitches. large trucks goingby and rough roads are a and your trailer. You should always attach chains between your vehicle Crosswinds. And. This equipmentis your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system.

Wiring Harness Driving with a Trailer If your vehicleis equipped with the3. you will have a wiring Before settingout for the open road. And always keep in mind that the vehicle you are followed when connecting it to your trailer: driving is now a gooddeal longer andnot nearly as responsive as your vehicleis by itself. with connector. 0 WHITE: Direct trailer ground for trailer lamps. This can help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. If the trailer has electric brakes. lamps. (and attachments). Before youstart. then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure BLUE: Auxiliarycircuit. tires and mirror adjustment. check the trailer hitch and platform 0 BROWN: Parkinglamps. handling and braking with the added weight of the These trailer-wiring harness color codes should be trailer. the brakes are working. safety chains. 4-37 . Acquaint yourself with feel five wire harness. Towing a trailer requires a certain amount trailer towing package option. and that the lamps and any trailer brakes are still working.666-&.check occasionally to be sure that the load is secure. During your trip. The harness is a the of to know your rig.(1 360 kg) of experience.start your vehicle and trailer moving and 0 GREEN: Right turn and stoplamps. you’ll want get to harness located under the trunk trim. This lets you check your electrical connectionat the same time. Following Distance Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead youas would when driving your vehicle without a trailer.Trailer. electrical connector. 0 YELLOW Left turn and stoplamps.

down. possibility of engine and transaxle overheating.The green arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn Hold the bottomof the steering wheel with one hand. you’ll need to go much farther beyond the passed vehicle before you can return to your lane. to the left. Signal well in advance. Avoid down a long or steep downgrade. to move the trailer to the left. curbs. telling other drivers you’re about to turn. . make wider turns On a long uphill grade. the green arrows on your instrument panel will flashfor turns evenif the bulbson Making Turns the trailerare burned out. move your change lanes or stop. have someone guide you.Do this so your trailer won’t strike soft speed to around45 mph (70 km/h) or less to reduce the shoulders. When you tow a trailer. shift down and reduce your than normal. Check Backing Up with your Cadillac dealer. hand to the right. you may think drivers behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. trees or other objects.Passing Avoid jerky or sudden maneuvers. When you’re turning with a trailer. your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. Thus. road signs. Properly hooked up. the trailer lamps Then. if possible. You’ll need more passing distance up ahead when you’re towinga trailer. Making very sharp turns while trailering could Driving On Grades cause the trailer to come in contact with the Reduce speed and shift to a lower gearbefore you start vehicle. And. When towing a trailer.just move that hand will also flash. Your vehicle could be damaged. Always back up slowly and. or lane change. It’s important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer NOTICE: bulbs are still working. because you’rea good deal Turn Signals When Towinga Trailer longer.If you don’t shift making very sharp turns while trailering.To move the trailerto the right.

Let up on the brake pedal. 2. release the 4. belt. on this. If you’re trailering.Parking on Hills When You Are Ready to Leave After You really should not park your vehicle. Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts are tight. When the wheel chocks are in place. 2. But if youever have to park your rig on a hill. 4-39 . Then shift into PARK (P) firmly and apply your parking brakes. People can be injured. Release the regular brakes. with a trailer Parking on a Hill attached. 3.but do not shift into 0 Be sure the parkingbrake has released. If something goes wrong. See the Maintenance Schedule for more 5. regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load. engine oil. Things that are especiallyimportant in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don’t overfill). on a hill. Reapply the regular brakes. your rig 1. Each of these is covered in this manual. coolingsystem and brake adjustment. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels. and the Index will help you find them quickly. Apply your regular brakes. Maintenance When Trailer Towing 4. and 1. Your vehicle will need service more often when you’re pulling a trailer. and both while you: your vehicle andthe trailer can be damaged. PARK (P). 0 Start your engine. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down could start tomove. 3. Stop and have someone pick up and store the chocks. Drive slowly until the trailer is clearof the chocks. here’s how to do it: Shift into a gear. it’s a goodidea to review these sections before you start your trip.

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Mud. Here you’ll find what to do about some problems that can occur 5-2 Hazard Warning Flashers 5-25 If a Tire Goes Flat 5-4 Other Warning Devices 5-25 Changing a Flat Tire 5-4 Jump Starting 5-35 Compact Spare Tire 5-9 Towing Your Vehicle 5-36 If You’re Stuck: In Sand. 5- 15 Engine Overheating Ice or Snow . Section 5 Problems on the Road on the road.

Your front and rear turn signal lampswill flash on andoff. Your hazard warning flashers letyou warn others. They also let police knowyou have a problem. 5-2 .Hazard Warning Flashers Press the buttonin to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on andoff.

indicating that the hazard warning The hazard warning flashers will workonce the button is pressed in regardless of the key position. off. the turn signals won’t work since theyare already flashing. 5-3 . This light on the instrument panel will flash. When the Pull outon the collar to turn the flashers hazard warning flashers areon.

you can set one up at the sideof the road about300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle.Other Warning Devices If you carry reflective triangles. Trying tostart your Cadillacby pushing or I NOTICE: pulling it won’t work and it could damage your vehicle. Please follow the steps below do to it safely. another vehicle andsome jumper cables to start your They contain enough electricity to burn you. Cadillac. It must have a 12-volt Ignoring these steps could resultin costly damage battery with a negative ground system. If your battery hasrun down. 5-4 . If you don’t follow these stepsexactly. you may want to use They contain gas that canexplode or ignite. They can be dangerous because: Jump Starting They contain acid that can burn you. If the other systemisn’t a 12-volt systemwith a negative ground.both vehicles can be damaged. some or all of these things canhurt you. Check the other vehicle. NOTICE: 1. Batteries can hurt you. to yourvehicle that wouldn’t be covered by your warranty.

2. If they are. it could causea ground connection you don’t want. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. 3.This will avoid sparks and help save both batteries. terminal cover. Unplug unnecessary accessories pluggedinto the cigarette lighter. 5-5 . Get the vehicles closeenough so the jumper cables can reach. Turn off all lamps that aren’t neededas well as radios. Start by removing the red positive (+) each battery. it could save your radio! 4. In addition. but be sure the vehicles aren’t touching each other. clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. Find the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals on 5. Keep hands. Open the hoods and locate the batteries. An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. You wouldn’t be able to start your Cadillac and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems.

6. Use a flashlightif metal engine part or a body metal surface. I Battery fluid contains acid that can burn you. If you don’t. don’t connect negative (-) to installed in every new GM vehicle. Butif a negative (-). flush the place with once the enginesare running. 5-6 . explosive gas could be present. The vehicles could alsobe damaged. water and get medical help immediately. here are some basic gas to explode. things you should know. Using a matchnear a battery can causebattery Before you connect the cables. Keep your hands away from moving parts your eyes or on your skin.add water to take care of that first. you could get a shock. battery has filler caps.If they do.Also. Don’t you need more light. Positive(+) will go to positive (+) and negative(-) will go to an unpainted and some have been blinded. be sure the right amount of fluid is there. Fans or other moving engineparts can injure you Don’t get it on you.If you accidentally getit in badly.If it is low. People have been hurt doing this. Check that thejumper cables don’t have loose or A CAUTION: missing insulation. You don’t short that would damage the battery and maybe other need toadd water to theDelco Freedom@battery parts. too. connect positive(+) to negative(-) or you will get a Be sure the battery has enough water.

5-7 . 9. 8. Connect the redpositive (+) cable to the positive (+) good battery’s negative (-) terminal. Don’t let the other end of the negative(-) cable touch anything untilthe next step. Connectit to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Now connect the black negative (-) cable to the 7. Don’t let the other end of the positivecable touch metal. The other end of the negative (-) cable doesn’t go tothe dead battery. It goes to a heavy unpainted metal part onthe engine of the vehicle with the dead battery.

but not nearengine parts that move. Takecare that they don’t touch each other or any other metal. Heavy Metal EnginePart 12.If it won’t start after a fewtries. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. 11. it probably needs service. B. 10. Dead Battery electrical shorting. . Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the enginefor awhile.Attach the cable at least 18 inches (46 cm) away from the dead battery. Good Battery 13. Remove the cablesin reverse order to prevent C. but the chance of sparks getting back to the battery is much less.The electrical connection is just as good there. A.

0 The make. Rear Towing . 0 Whether you can still move the shift lever. The operator may wantto see them. Before you do anything.See “Roadside Service” in the Index. these instructions may notbe correct. When the towing service arrives. what wasdamaged. aero skirting or specialtires and wheels. If there was an accident. Front Towing When you call.let the tow operator know that this manual contains towing instructionsand illustrations. turnon the hazard warning flashers. tell the towing service: That your vehicle has front-wheel drive. model and year of your vehicle. If your vehicle has been changed or modified sinceit was factory-new by adding aftermarket itemslike fog lamps.Towing Your Vehicle Try to have a GM dealer ora professional towing service tow your vehicle.

. This can cause a collision. Use only T-hooks in the use J-hooks. Don’t use substitutes (ropes. fully secured. leather straps.A CAUTION: A CAUTION: To help avoid injury toyou or others: A vehicle can fall froma car carrierif it isn’t e Never let passengers ride in vehicle a that is adequately secured. Never get under yourvehicle after it has canvas webbing. etc. The Never tow faster thansafe or posted speeds.) that can be cut by sharp been lifted by the tow truck. They will damage drivetrain and front T-hook slots and only R-hooks inthe suspension components. R-hooks inserted in the rear R-hook slots. rear R-hook slots. Always use 0 Always secure the vehicle on each sidewith T-hooks inserted in the front T-hook slots or separate safety chainswhen towing it. edges underneath thetowed vehicle. Never 0 Never use J-hooks. vehicle should be tightly secured with chains or Never tow with damaged parts not steel cables beforeit is transported. 5-10 . being towed. serious personal injury and vehicle damage.

35 mph (56 kph). Do not use the vehicle’s steeringcolumn lock for this. then the drive wheelshave to be supported on a dolly.be sure to follow the speed and distance restrictions laterin this section or your transaxle willbe damaged. Don’t have your vehicle towed on the drive wheels unless you must. have the ignition key Front Towing turned tothe OFF position.When your vehicleis being towed. The transaxle should be in NEUTRAL (N) and the parking brake released. 5-11 . witha clamping Tow Limits -. If these limitations mustbe exceeded.If the vehicle mustbe towed onthe drive wheels. The steering wheel should be clamped in a straight-ahead position. 25 miles (40 km) device designed for towing service.

Additional ramping may berequired for car-carrier equipment. in the slotted holes wheel-lift equipment. Always use T-hooks inserted in the T-hook slots. behind the front wheels. NOTICE: Do not tow with sling type equipment or fascidfog lamp damage will occur. Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could damage a vehicle. in the bottomof the frame rails. install a towing dolly and raise the vehicle until adequate clearance is obtained between the ground and/or Attach T-hook chains on both sides. Use wheel-lift or car-carrier equipment. To help avoid damage. Do not attach winch cablesor J-hooks to These slots are to be used when loading and securing to suspension components when using car-carrier car-carrier equipment. equipment. Use safety chainsand wheel straps. Damage can occur from vehicle to groundor vehicle to wheel-lift equipment. 5-12 .

Rear Towing Tow Limits -. 5-13 . 25 miles (40k m ) Attach a separate safety chain around the outboard end of each lower control arm.35 m p h (56kph).

Additional ramping may be required for car-carrier equipment. rails just ahead of the rear wheels on both sides. Always use R-hooks inserted in the R-hook slots. install a towing dolly and raise thevehicle until adequate clearance is obtained between the ground and/or Attach R-hook chains to the R-hookslots in the frame wheel-lift equipment. Use safety chainsand wheel straps. . Towing a vehicle over rough surfaces could damage a vehicle. To help avoid damage.NOTICE: Do not tow with sling typeequipment or rear bumper valance damage will occur. Damage can occur from vehicle to ground or vehicle to wheel-lift equipment. These Do not attachwinch cables or J-hooks to slots areto be used when loading and securingto suspension components when using car-carrier car-carrier equipment. equipment. Usewheel-lift or car-carrier equipment.

This operating mode allows your vehicle to be driven to asafe place in an emergency. 5-15 .allow axle inboard of the spring. The engineoil will be severely degraded. to avoid engine damage. Repair Engine Overheating the causeof coolant loss. See “Engine Oil. In this mode. When to ENGINE message or aSTOP ENGINE ENGINE Change” in the Index. you will notice a lossin power andengine performance. an overheat protection mode which alternatesfiring groups of four cylinders helps preventengine damage. OVERHEATED message onthe Driver Information Center (DIC). There is also anengine temperature warning light and/or gage on the instrument panel. change theoil and reset You will find anENGINE COOLANT HOT-IDLE the oil life indicator. Towing a trailerin the overheat protection modeshould be avoided. the engine tocool before attempting anyrepair. you may drive up to50 miles (80 km). . Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode Should a low coolant condition exist and the message STOP ENGINE ENGINE OVERHEATED is displayed. NOTICE: After driving in the overheated engine protection Attach a separate safetychain around the end of each operating mode. See “Engine Coolant Temperature WarningLight” or “Engine Coolant Temperature Gage” in the Index.

T f Steam Is Comz-.See “Overheated Engine Protection OperatingMode” in the Index. even if you just open thehood. NOTICE: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant.your vehicle can be badly damaged. Just turn it off and get everyone away from thevehicle until it cools down. You or others could be badly burned. Wait until there is no signaf steam or coolant before you open thehood. the liquids in it can catch fire. Stay away from theengine if you see or hear steam coming from it. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated. Thecostly repairs would not be covered by your warranty.gFrom Your Engine Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly. . Stop your engine if it overheats. and get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool.

help right away.see “Overheated try this for a minute or so: Engine Protection Operating Mode” listed previouslyin 1. pull over. 3. otherwise. you can steam. as necessary. you can idle theengine 0 Idle for long periods in traffic. If there’s still no sign of steam. If you’re in a trafficjam. 0 Stop after high-speed driving. drive. drive If you get theoverheat warning butsee or hearno If the warning doesn’tcome back on. warning. vehicle until it cools down. shift tothe highest gearwhile driving -.If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you no longerhave the overheat warning. for two or three minuteswhile you’re parked.stop and park your Climb a long hill on a hot day. this section. vehicle right away. . you can slower for about 10 minutes. shift to NEUTRAL(N). Just to be safe. 2.OVERDFUVE (a) or THIRD (3). to seeif the warning stops.But then. the problem may notbe too serious. the engine can get a little too hot when you: If the warning continues. Sometimes drive normally. Also. Dial temperature control to the highest heat setting You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service and open the window. if you still have the 0 Tow a trailer. turn off the engine and get everyone out of the If you get theoverheat warning with no sign of steam. Turn off your air conditioner.

clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. Coolant Surge Tank with PressureCap B. Electric Engine Fans 5-18 . A. don’t do anything else until it cools down. lift the hood. Keep hands. If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling. here’swhat When you decide it’s safe to you’ll see: A CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you.

If you do. with theengine on. See “Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode” in theIndex. the coolant levelshould be indicated bya I C E : CHECK COOLANT LEVEL message on the Driver Information Center. and other engine parts. Heater and radiatorhoses. heater hoses.If they aren’t. check to see if the electricengine fans are running. Don’t run the engineif there is a leak.Don’t touch them. water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. your vehicle needs service. canbe very hot.If you run the engine. without coolant isn’t covered by your warranty.That could cause an engine fire.If the engine is overheating. you can be burned.and you could be burned. If it isn’t. Get any leak fixed before you drive thevehicle. you may have a leak in the Engine damageif you keep running your engine radiator hoses. 5-19 . bothfans should be running. If there seems to be no leak. radiator.If it is.it could lose all coolant.

4 cm) below the Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling base of the fill neck). including the coolant more information.Never turn the cap before you do it. but the coolant level isn’t at the proper level (2. (See “Engine Coolant” in the Indexfor when thecooling system.) surge tank pressure cap. including the coolant surge tank pressure cap. -- surge tank pressure cap even a little they can come out athigh speed. is cool -. adda 50/50 mixture of clean system can blow out and burnyou badly. but be sure the cooling system.How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge lank A CAUTION: If you haven’t found a problem yet. 5-20 .5 inches (6. and if you turn the coolant the coolant surge tank. is hot. Wait for the cooling system and coolant surge tank pressure cap tocool if you ever have toturn the pressure cap. They water (preferably distilled) andDEX-COOL@coolant at are under pressure.

Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned.b. Plain water. can boil before the proper coolant mix will. H get too hot butyou wouldn’t get theoverheat warning.or some other liquid like alcohol.Use a 50/50 mix of clean water and DEX-COOL@coolant. Your vehicle’s coolant warning system is set for the proper coolantmix. . I A CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. With plain water or thewrong mix. :. your engine could ‘I.

5-22 . including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose. waitfor that toston A hiss means there is still some pressureleft. I You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. is no longer hot. Coolant contains ethyleneglycol and itwill burn if the engineparts are hot 1. NOTICE: In cold weather. Don’t spill coolant ona hot engine. radiator. when the cooling system. use the recommended coolant.) If you hear a hiss. heater core and other parts. water canfreeze and crack the So engine. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise until it first stops. (Don’t press down while turning the pressure cap. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap enough.

up to the baseof the filler neck. you turnit.2. but now push down as 3. Remove the pressure cap. Then keep turning the cap. 5-23 . Then fill the coolant surge tank withthe proper mix.

Watch outfor the Start the engine and allow toit warm up. until the level reaches about2. If the level is lower. start the 5. If the CHECK engine fans. coolantis at the properfill surge tankmay be lower. the coolant level inside the coolant Driver Information Center. With the coolant surge tank pressurecap off. radiator hose getting hot.5 inches (6. Then replace the pressure cap.4. If a CHECK COOLANTLEVEL message does more of the proper mixto the coolant surge tank appear.Be sure the arrows on engine and let it fun until you can feel the upper the pressurecap line uplike this. COOLANT LEVEL messagedoes not appear on the By this time.4 cm) below the base of the filler neck. add level. repeat Steps 1 through 3 or see your dealer. 5-24 .

vehicle The Steer to maintain lane position. the flat tire will create a drag that pulls the vehicle toward that side. brake to a stop -. avoid further tire and wheel damage especially if youmaintain your tires properly. In any rearblowout. That would be the tire on the other sideof the vehicle. But if you should ever have a “blowout. Turn on your hazard * out of a tire. it’s much more likely to leak out slowly. Put the shift lever accelerator pedal. Turn off the engine. Gently 3. at the oppositeend. It may be very bumpy and noisy.If air goes by driving slowlyto a level place. the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely. You and theycould be badly injured. steering the way you want the vehicle togo. . acts much likea Find a level place to change yourtire. and then gently brake to can slipoff the jack androll overyou or other a stop well out of the traffic lane. tire farthestaway from theone being changed. but you canstill steer. I-Changing a tire can cause an injury. 1.well off the roadif possible. A rear blowout. flashers. remove your footfrom the in PARK (P).” here are a few tips about what toexpect and what to do: If a front tire fails. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. To be even more certain thevehicle won’t move. If a tire goesflat. people.If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire It’s unusual for a tire to “blow out”while you’re driving. particularly on a curve. you can putblocks at the front and rearof the If a tire goes flat. To help skid and may require thesame correction you’d use ina prevent thevehicle from moving: skid. Set the parking brake firmly.Get the vehicle under control by 2. Wi .

(See “Compact Spare Tire” later in this section change a tire. Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you’ll need isin the trunk. for more information about the compactspare.) 5-26 . Lift and remove the The following steps willtell you how to use the jack and cover. Turn the retainer (center dial) on the compact spare cover counterclockwise to removeit. Pull the carpeting from thefloor of the trunk.

Turn the nut holdingthe jack and wheel wrench counterclockwise andremove it. . Then remove thejack and wrench. Lift up the tire to remove it from the trunk.

Using the flat endof the wheel wrench. 5-28 . There is a center wheel cover on the aluminum wheel. Removing the Wheel Cover F The tools you’ll be using include thejack (A) and the wheel wrench (B). gentlypry the wheel cover off. Be careful not to scratch the aluminum wheel edge and don’ttry to remove it with your hands.

5-29 .you could be badly injured or killed. be sure tofit the jack 1.Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire Getting under avehicle when it is jacked upis dangerous. Using the wheel wrench. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. 2. If the vehicle slips off the jack. lift head into the proper location before raising Don’t remove them yet. your vehicle. loosen all the wheel nuts. Turn the jack handle clockwise to raisethe jack lift head afew inches. NOTICE: Raising yourvehicle with the jack improperly positioned can cause damage to the vehicle and even make thevehicle fall. To help avoidpersonal injury andvehicle damage.

. Remove all wheel nuts and take lift head until itfits firmly into the notch in the vehicle's frame nearest the flat tire. Put the compact spare tire near mounting surfaces and 4. Raise the vehiclefar enough off the ground for the spare tire tofit under the vehicle. Raise the vehicleby turning the jack handle spare wheel. 10.8 INCHES (270mm) (150 mm) 3. Position thejack under the vehicle and raise the jack off the flat tire. 5. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts. clockwise.5 INCHES 5. you. 6.

. causing a serious accident. pLCAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studsor nuts. to get all therust or dirt off. If you do. become loose after a time. but be sure touse a scraper orwire brush later. remove any rust or dirt from places the where thewheel attaches to thevehicle. In an emergency. Your wheelcould fall off. 7. can make the wheel nuts is held againstthe hub. the nuts mightcome loose. When you change a wheel. Replace the wheel nuts A CAUTION: with the rounded endof the nuts towardthe wheel.if you need to. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. you can use a cloth or a paper towel to dothis. Tighten each nut Rust or dirt on thewheel. or on theparts to by hand until the wheel which it is fastened.

Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a criss-cross sequence as shown. Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightenea wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose and even come off. Lower thejack completely. Be sure touse the correctwheel nuts. 8. This could lead toan accident. Stop somewhere as soonas you can and have the nuts tightenedwith a torquewrench to 100 lb-ft (140 Nom). If you have to replacethem. besure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. 9. Lower the vehicleby turning thejack handle I A CAUTION: counterclockwise. I I .

Put the flat tire in the trunkso the side thatfaces out Wheel coverswon’t fit on your compact spare.The full-size you try to puta wheel cover on your compact tire will notfit down into the well. tire. Store all these Don’t tryto put a wheel coveron your compactspare in the properplace. cause injury. It won’t fit.Use the NOTICE: following procedure to secure the flat tire in the trunk.In a sudden stop or collision. evenly tighten thewheel Storing a jack. in the well andthe rear is out of the well. a tire or other equipmentin the nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper passenger compartmentof the vehicle could torque specification. If when it is on the vehicle is facing down. you’ll need to store the flat tire in your trunk. Place it so the front is spare. you could damage the cover or the spare. . loose equipment could strike someone. Stoe-g the Flat Tire andTools NOTICE: Improperly tightenedwheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. After you’ve put the compactspare tire on your vehicle. To avoid expensive brake repairs. Store the wheel cover in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced.

1 CAUTION: I Storing a jack. Store the cover as far forward as possible. a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartmentof the vehicle could cause injury. . In a sudden stop or collision.Secure the tire with the retainer thatwas used to hold the Storing the Spare Tire and Tools compact sparein place. Store all these in the proper place. loose equipment could strike someone.

See the storage instructions labelto replace your Although thecompact spare tire was fully inflated when compact spare into your trunk properly. you should stop as soonas possible and make sure your- spare tireis correctly inflated. your vehicle wasnew. it’s best to replace your spare with a full-size tire as soon as you can. After installingthe compact spare onyour vehicle.Check the inflation pressure regularly.The compact spare is made to perform wellat speeds up to 65 mph (105 km/h) for distances up to 3. 5-35 .000 miles (5 000 km).Replace Compact Spare Tire the compact spare tire with afull-size tire as soonas you can.The compact spare is for temporary use only. so you can finish your trip andhave your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course. it can lose air after a time. Your spare will last longer and inbegood shape in case you needit again.It should be60 psi (420 Wa).

Thatcould causean engine compartment fire or other damage. NOTICE: Ice or Snow When the compact spare is installed. Don’t use your compact spare on other vehicles. tire and its wheel together. When you’re NOTICE: stuck.Using on the speedometer.The method known as “rocking” can help you getout when you’re stuck. That can damage the tire andwheel. Keep your spare explode. . theycan other wheelsor tires. Don’t usetire chainson your compact spare. And don’tmix your compact spare tireor wheel with If you let your tires spinat high speed. spin thewheels as little aspossible. the transaxleor other partsof the vehicle can overheat. If You’re Stuck: In Sand. The compact spare can get caught on you must use caution. them can damage your vehicle and can damage the chainstoo. They won’t fit. but guide rails. Mud. and maybe other parts of your vehicle. don’t take What you don’t want to do when your vehicleis stuck is your vehicle through an automatic car wash with to spin your wheels too fast. the rails. And. Don’t spin thewheels above 35 mph (55 k m h ) as shown Tire chainswon’t fit your compact spare. and you or otherscould be injured.

pedal when the transaxleis in gear. . and press lightly on the accelerator . turn your steering wheel left and right.That will I I clear the area around your front wheels. You should turn Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your your traction control system off. Release the accelerator pedal while you shift. wheels as little as possible. If that doesn’t get For information about using tire chains on your vehicle. If you do need tobe towed out.see “Towing Your Vehicle” in the Index. (See “Traction Control vehicle as well as the tires. you can destroy your transaxle. see “Tire Chains” in the Index. spinningthe forth.) Then shiftback and forth too fast while shifting your transaxle back and between REVERSE(R) and a forward gear. If you spin the wheels System” in the Index. you out after a few tries. you may need to be towed out. . Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out I NOTICE: First.

& NOTES 5-38 .

& NOTES 5-39 .

fi NOTES 5-40 .

6-2 Service 6-52 Cleaning Glass Surfaces 6-3 Fuel 6-53 Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and 6-4 Fuels in Foreign Countries Wiper Blades 6-5 Filling Your Tank 6-53 Weatherstrips 6-7 Checking Things Under the Hood 6-53 Cleaning the Outside of Your Cadillac 6-10 Engine Oil 6-54 Cleaning Aluminum orChrome Wheels 6-15 Air Cleaner (If Equipped) 6-18 Automatic Transaxle Fluid 6-55 Cleaning Tires 6-21 Engine Coolant 6-55 Sheet Metal Damage 6-25 Windshield Washer Fluid 6-56 Chemical Paint Spotting 6-27 Brakes 6-57 Appearance Care Materials Chart 6-30 Battery 6-58 Vehicle Identification Number(VIN) 6-3 1 Bulb Replacement 6-58 Service Parts Identification Label 6-39 Windshield WiperBlade Replacement 6-59 Electrical System 6-40 Tires 6-69 Replacement Bulbs 6-48 Appearance Care 6-69 Capacities and Specifications 6-49 Cleaning the Insideof Your Cadillac 6-70 Air Conditioning Refrigerants 6-52 Care of Safety Belts 6-70 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts 6-1 .This section begins with service and fuel information.There is also technicalinformation about your vehicle. $z=* ‘ dc\ Section 6 Service and Appearance Care Here you will findinformation about the care of your Cadillac. and then it shows how to check important fluid and lubricant levels. and a partdevoted to its appearance care.

the wrong fasteners. 6-2 .Service Your vehicle hasan air bag system.We hope you’ll go to your dealer for all your service needs. experience.parts can later break or fall off. Before attempting Your Air to do your own service work. It tells 0 Be sure to use the propernuts. see “Servicing Your Cadillac dealerknows your vehicle best and wants Bag-Equipped Cadillac” in the Index. theproper replacement parts a and tools before you attempt anyvehicle If you wantto do some of your own service work. want to get the proper Cadillac Service Manual. you’ll maintenance task. If you use “Service and Owner Publications’’ in the Index. bolts ana you much more about how to service your Cadillac than other fasteners. “English”and “metric” this manual can. the mileage and the dateof any service work you perform. Genuine GM parts have one of these marks: em” Doing Your Own Service Work n Delco You can be injured and your vehicle could be damaged if you try to do service work on vehicle without knowing enoughabout it. 0 Be sure you have sufficient knowledge. you to be happy with it. You’ll get genuine GM You should keep a record with all parts receipts and list parts and GM-trained and supported service people. You could be hurt. Schedule booklet.To order the proper service manual. see fasteners can be easily confused. See “Maintenance Record”in the Maintenance We hope you’ll want to keep your GM vehicle all GM.

Ata minimum. knocking noise when you drive.as low as 87 -. In the event it is determined that the ASTM D4814in the United States and CGSB 3.Adding Equipment to the Outsideof If your vehicle is certified to meet California Emission Your Vehicle Standards (indicated on the underhood tune-up label). may be affected. General Motors does not recommend other gasolines. higher octane unleaded gasoline and youhear heavy knocking. it is designed to operateon fuels that meet California Things you might add tothe outside of your vehiclecan specifications. return to your Use premium unleaded gasoline ratedat 91 octane authorized Cadillac dealerfor diagnosis todetermine the or higher. your vehicle and affectwindshield washer performance.The malfunction indicatorlamp on your instrument panel may turn on and/or your vehicle Fuel may fail a smog-check test. Check with will operate satisfactorilyon fuels meeting federal your Cadillac dealer beforeadding equipment to the specifications. you The malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument may be able to usea lower octane -.5-M93 cause of the conditionis the type of fuels used. Improved gasoline specificationshave been may not becovered by your warranty.if panel may turnon. you may get a heavy emission control system performance may be affected. your engine needs service. This may cause wind noise adopting California emissions standards. specification couldprovide improved driveability ask your service station operator whether or not this fuel and emission control system protection compared to contains MMT.If fuels containing MMT Be sure the posted octane for premium is at least 91. (In an emergency. return to your heavy knocking does not occur. it should meet specifications cause of failure. the use of such gasolines. are used.spark plug life may be reduced and your If the octane is less than91. butemission control system performance outside of your vehicle. If this occurs. repairs in Canada. 6-3 . If this occurs. developed by the AmericanAutomobile Manufacturers Some gasolines that are not reformulated for low Association (AAMA) for better vehicleperformance emissions contain an octane-enhancing additive called and engine protection. If such fuels are not available in states affect the airflow around it.) If you’re using 91 or authorized Cadillac dealerfor service. Gasolines meeting the AAMA methylcyclopentadienylmanganese tricarbonyl (MMT).

all gasolines in the United States Fuels in Foreign Countries are now required to contain additives that will help prevent depositsfrom forming in your engine and fuel If you plan on driving in another country outside the system.To provide cleanerair. giveand going you’re whereus Vehicle Identification Number(VIN). country where you’llbe driving. Don’t use it. the proper fuel may be hard to function properly. caused by useof improper fuel wouldn’t be covered by and reformulated gasolines may be available in your your warranty. or that you use these gasolines if they comply withthe contact a major oil company that does business in the specifications described earlier. It can corrode 1908 Colonel Sam Drive metal parts in your fuel system and also damage Oshawa. area to help clean the air. That damage wouldn’t be covered under your warranty.In addition. ask an auto club. Therefore. gasolines recommended in the previous text onfuel. Ontario LlH 8P7 plastic and rubber parts. 6-4 . allowing youremission control system to United States or Canada. You can also write us at the following address for NOTICE: tellyour Just advice. you should not have to find. suchas ethers and ethanol. General Motors recommends To check on fuel availability. Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that General Motors International Product Center contains methanol. Costly repairs containing oxygenates. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not add anythingto the fuel.

The button only works in PARK (P) when the ignition key is in any position. and that can cause very bad injuries. Don’t smoke if you’re near gasoline or refueling your vehicle. .Filling Your Tank The cap is behind a hingeddoor on the driver’s side of your vehicle. flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. It burns violently. A CAUTION: - Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. Keep sparks. The fuel door release button is located to the left of the steering wheel next to the headlampknob and on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.

An alternatefuel door To take off the cap. Be careful not to spill gasoline. Open the fuel filler cap slowly and wait for any“hiss” noise to stop. you could be badlyburned. turnit slowly to the left release is located insideof (counterclockwise). Pull itto release the fuel door. Clean gasoline from painted surfaces as soon as possible. Then unscrew the cap all the way. This spray can happen if your tankis nearly full. Hang thecap inside the fuel door while refueling. and is more likely in hot weather. Gasoline can spray outon you if you open the fuel fillercap too quickly. If you get gasoline on yourselfand then something ignites it. See “Cleaning the Outside of Your Cadillac” in the Index. 6-6 . the trunk on the left hand side.

turnit to the right Checking Thiw~sUnder the Hood (clockwise) until you hear a clicking sound. 6-7 . Makesure you fully installthe cap. it may notfit or have proper venting. Your dealer can get onefor you. and yourfuel tank andemissions system - might be damaged. brake fluid. clothing and tools awayfrom any underhood electric fan. coolant. type.When you put the cap back on. and plastic or rubber.You or others could be burned. be sure to get the right injure you even when the engineis not running.Be careful not to drop or spill things thatwill burn onto a hot engine. the wrongtype. A CAU I r- I ION: I NOTICE: hood can start up and An electric fan under the If you need a new cap. windshield washerand other fluids. I Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. oil. If you get Keep hands. These include liquids like gasoline.

It is located on the lower left side of the instrument panel. 6-8 .Hood Release - ~ __ - Pull the lever inside the vehicle to open the hood. Then go to the frontof the vehicle and find the secondary hood release lever whichis located under the front edge of the grille. Lift up on the release leveras you raise the hood.

. Power Steering Fluid E Brake Master Cylinder I. Windshield Washer Fluid Before closing the hood.you'll see: A. be sure all filler caps are on properly. Air Cleaner C. Oil Fill Location G. Engine Oil Dipstick Location H. Then pull the hood down and close it firmly. Coolant Fill Location E. Battery D. Transaxle DipstickPill B.When you open the hood.

....... HHrnHHMH .. :: : :: .i . .....a CHECK OIL LEVEL message will appear when the Turn off the engine and give the oil a few minutes to engine oil is approximately1 quart (1 L) low..... ......... ....... the oil dipstick drain back into the oil pan... In order to get an accurate reading...... lamp.. check the dipstick level and add might not showthe actual level.. ... ......:............... ::. . engine... . The underhood lamp will come on whenthe hood is opened.i...... The engine oil dipstick is located behind the radiator Engine Oil on the driver’s sideof the .a I ... 6-10 ... ..... . If the If you don’t....... ”..... .. .... .. The black handle ~ M I U MUNLEADED FUEL ONLY W- DJa M L says ENGINEOIL on it..Underhood Lamp It’s a good idea to check your engine oil everytime you get fuel... ....... . ..- .. i. If you have the Driver Information Center (DIC). ........... oil as needed... i . : . message is displayed... .. the oil must Turn the parking lamps onto operate the underhood be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground.....

Checking Engine Oil 1 1 1 out the dipstick and cleanit with apaper towel or I NOTICE: cloth. Remove it again. Turn thecap counterclockwiseto remove it. Don’t add too much oil. When to Add Oil If the oil is at or below theADD line. your engine could be damaged. 6-11 . see “Capacities and Specifications” in the Index. But you must use the right kind. keeping the tip down. and check the level. For crankcase capacity. The oil fill cap is located behind the radiator on the passenger’s sideof the engine. then you’ll need to add at least one quart of oil. If your engine hasso much oil that theoil level gets above the upper mark that shows the proper operating range.This part explains what kindof oil to use. Push the dipstick all the way back in when you’re through. then pushit back in all the way. Be sure tofill it enough to put the level somewhere in the proper operating range.

What Kind of Oil to Use RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS Oils recommendedfor your vehiclecan be identified FOR B€ST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING. indicates that theoil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). SELECT THE LOWEST by looking for the “Starburst”symbol.If you have your oil changed for you.Do not use any oil which LoOK does notcarry this Starburst symbol. as shown in the following chart: COLD WEATHER DO NOT USE SAE 2OW-50 OR ANY OTHER GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED 6-12 . be sureyou use oil that has the Starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. You should alsouse the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle. HOT FOR THIS WEATHER SYMBOL If you change your own oil. This symbol SAE VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE. be surethe oil put into your engine is American Petroleum InstitGte certified for gasoline engines.

or thickness. GM Goodwrench@oil meets all therequirements for Remember to resetthe Oil Life Indicator when the your vehicle.Your Cadillac dealeris next oil change. Under severe conditions.000 miles (5 000 km). (‘Starburst” symbol.consider using either an SAE 5W-30 synthetic oil or an SAE OW-30 oil. However. So. When it’s very cold.usually between 3. drive in a dusty area.500 miles (12 500 km) since your last oilchange. see If you are in an areawhere the temperature falls below “Oil Life Indicator” in the Index. the indicator may come on Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum before 3. be sure to change your oil I I every 3. Do not use other viscosity oils. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not The system won’t detectdust in the oil. oil has been changed. SAE 5W-30. -20°F (-29”C). if you covered by your warranty. you should use ready to advise ifyou think something should be added. Never drive your vehicle Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines more than 7.This feature will let you know when tochange your oil and filter -.500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months (whichever occurs first) without an oil change.000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner if the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message comes on. youcan use SAE 5W-30 if it’s going to be colder than 60OF (16O C) before your Don’t addanything to your oil. such as S A E 20W-50. 6-13 .000 miles(5 000 km) and NOTICE: 7. SAE 1OW-30 is best for your Engine Oil Additives vehicle. These numbers on anoil container showits When to Change EngineOil viscosity. Both will provide easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low temperatures. Your Cadillac has an Oil Life Indicator.For more information.As shown inthe chart.

How to Reset the Oil LifeIndicator What to Do with Used Oil
After the oil has beenchanged, display theOIL LIFE Did you know that used engine oil contains certain
LEFT message by pressing the INFORMATION (INFO) elements that maybe unhealthy for your skin and could
button. Then press and hold the RESET (INFO RESET) even cause cancer? Don’tlet used oil stay on your skin
button until the display shows“100.” This resets the for very long. Clean yourskin and nails withsoap and
oil life index. The message will remainoff until the water, or a good hand cleaner. Wash or properly throw
next oil changeis needed. The percentage of oil life away clothing or rags containing used engine oil. (See
remaining may be checked at anytime by pressing the manufacturer’s warningsabout the use and disposal
the INFORMATION (INFO) button several times of oil products.)
until the OIL LIFE LEFT message appears.For more
information on the Oil Life feature,
see “Oil Life Used oil can be a real threat to the environment. If you
Indicator” in the Index. change yourown oil, be sure to drain all free-flowing oil
from the filter before disposal. Don’t ever dispose of oil
by putting it in the trash, pouring it on the ground, into
sewers, or into streams or bodies of water. Instead,
recycle it by taking it to a place that collects usedoil. If
you have a problem properly disposing of your usedoil,
ask your dealer,a service stationor a local recycling
center for help.


Air Cleaner 1. Disconnect the Intake
Air Temperature (IAT)
I sensor from the base of
the air cleaner.

2. With a screwdnv&i,
loosen the air duct
clamp, which is
The air cleaneris located next to the windshield washer located at the mass
fluid reservoir on thedriver's side of the engine.Be sure airflow sensor end
the engine has cooled beforefollowing these steps to of the air duct.
replace the air cleanerfilter:

3. Disconnect the air ductfrom the mass axflow sensor.


4. Unhook both air cleaner cover latches. One latch is 6. Take out the air cleaner filter and remove any
located near the radiator hose (not shown) and the loose debris that may be found laying in the air
other latch is located next to theIAT sensor. cleaner base.
5. Pivot the air cleaner and air duct assembly toward 7. Install a new air filter element. See “Normal
the frontof the vehicle. Remove the cover. Maintenance Replacement Parts”in the Index.


Follow these steps to reinstall
the air cleaner assembly:
1. Slide the air cleaner lid into the slotsin the front
edge of the air cleaner base.
2. Pivot the air cleaner cover and the air duct assembly Operating the engine with the air cleaner off can
downward. Make sure that both latches are secure cause you or others to be burned. Theair cleaner
and fully engaged. not only cleans the air, it stops flamesif the
3. Reinstall the clean air ductover the mass airflow engine backfires.If it isn’t there,and the engine
sensor. Make sure that theduct is secure around the backfires, you could be burned. Don’t drive with
entire outer edge of the sensor. it off, and be careful working on the engine with
the air cleaner off.
4. Tighten the air duct clamp.
5. Reconnect the IAT sensor.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to
replace the air filter. NOTICE:
See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the
Maintenance Schedule booklet. If the air cleaner isoff, a backfire can causea
damaging enginefire. And, dirt can easily get
into your engine, which will damage it. Always
have theair cleaner in place when you’re driving.


Automatic Transaxle Fluid How to Check
Because this operation canbe a little difficult, youmay
When to Check and Change choose to have thisdone at your Cadillac dealership
A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid service department.
level is when the engine oil is changed.
If you do it yourself, be sure to follow
all the instructions
Change both the fluid andfilter every 50,000 miles here, or you could get a false reading on the dipstick.
(83 000 km)if the vehicle is mainly driven underone or
more of these conditions:
0 In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature
regularly reaches90°F (32°C) or higher.
Too much or too little fluid can damage your
0 In hilly or mountainous terrain. transaxle. Too much can mean that some of the
0 When doing frequent trailer towing. fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts
0 Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. or exhaust system parts, startingfire.
a Be sure to
get an accurate reading if you check your
Use such as limousine service. transaxle fluid.
If you do not use your vehicle under any of these
conditions, the fluid and
filter do not require changing. Wait at least30 minutes before checkingthe transaxle
See “Scheduled Maintenance Services”in the fluid levelif you have been driving:
Maintenance Schedule booklet.
When outside temperatures are above90°F (32°C).
At high speed for quite a while.
0 In heavy traffic -- especially in hot weather.
e While pulling a trailer.


To get the right reading,the fluid should be at normal Then, without shutting offthe engine, follow
operating temperature, which is180 OF to 200 OF these steps:
(82°C to 93°C).
Get the vehicle warmed up 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.
Checking the Fluid Level
Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the
engine running.
With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever
in PARK (P).
With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift
lever through each gear range, pausing for about
three seconds in each range. Then, position the shift
lever in PARK (P). 1. The black transaxle fluidcap is located next to the
0 Let the engine run at idle for three to five minutes. radiator hose and below the air cleaner assembly on
the driver's side of the engine. Remove the air
cleaner assemblyso you can reach the transaxle fluid
cap. The assembly is attached to the vehicle by two
fasteners. Simply lift up on the air cleaner assembly
to remove it. Find the transaxle fluid cap and turn it
counterclockwise to remove. Pullout the dipstick
and wipe it witha clean rag or paper towel.

2. Push it back in all the way, wait three seconds and 1. Pull out the dipstick.
then pullit back out ‘again. 2. Using a long-neck funnel, add enough fluid at the
dipstick hole to bringit to the proper level.
It doesn’t take much fluid, generally less than
one pint (0.5 L). Don’t oveflll.

We recommend you use only fluid labeled
3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and readthe DEXRON@-111, because fluid with that label.is
lower level. The fluid level mustbe in the
made especially for your automatic transaxle.
cross-hatched area.
Damage caused by fluid other thanDEXRON-In
4. If the fluid levelis in the acceptable range, push is not covered by your new vehicle warranty.
the dipstickback in all the way. Replace the air
cleaner assembly.
3. After adding fluid, recheck the fluid level
How to Add Fluid described under “How to Check.”
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine 4. When the correct fluid level is obtained, pushthe
what kindof transaxle fluidto use. See dipstick back in all theway.
“Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in
the Maintenance Schedule booklet.
If the fluid levelis low, add only enoughof the proper
fluid to bring the level into
the cross-hatched area on
the dipstick.


Press and holdthe OFF and rear defog buttons on the NOTICE: ~ ~~ ~ - climate control at thesame time until the TRANS FLUID RESET messageappears on the DIC.000miles (240 000 km)whichever occurs first. When Let the warning lights andgages work as this message appears.How to Reset TransaxleFluid A 50/50 mixture of water and DEX-COOL@ Change Indicator coolant will: Your vehicle is equipped witha transaxle fluid change Give freezing protection down to -34°F (-37°C).change the transaxle fluid and they should. A CHANGE TRANSFLUID message will Give boiling protection up to 265 “F(129°C). it is important that you use only DEX-COOL@(silicate-free) coolant. This coolant is designed radiator corrosion may result.000 miles (50 000 km) or 24 months. premature engine. heater core or DEX-COOL J engine coolant. 2. Engine Coolant If coolant other than DEX-COOL@ is added to The cooling s stem in your vehicleis filled with the system. with engine overheating. In addition. whichever occurs first. if you add only engine coolant will require change soonerat -- 30. display on the Driver Information Center (DIC) when the powertrain computer determines that the transaxle Protect against rust and corrosion. indicator. the to remain in your vehicle for 5 years or 150. reset the transaxle fluidlife indicator as follows: 1.000 miles Help keep the proper engine temperature. fluid needs to bechanged or at each 100. When adding coolant. . (160 000 km)interval. Damage caused by the use The following explains your cooling system and how of coolant other than DEX-COOL@ is not to add coolant whenit is low. If youhave a problem covered by your new vehicle warranty. Turn the ignition on butdo not start the engine. see “Engine Overheating” in the Index. DEX-COOL’ extended life coolant. whichever occurs first.

your engine you don’t need to add anythingelse. Plain water. 6-22 .What to Use Use a mixtureof one-half clean water (preferably I NOTICE: distilled) and one-halfDEX-COOL@coolant which won’t damage aluminumparts. you don’t have to others couldbe burned. Too much water in themix can freeze and crack the engine. improve the system. The repair cost wouldn’t be covered by your warranty. Your vehicle’scoolant warning system is setfor the proper coolant mix. With plain wateror the wrong mix. If you use an improper coolantmix. your engine could I NOTICE: get toohot but you wouldn’t getthe overheat warning. can boil before the proper have your dealer check your cooling system. Use a 50/50 mix of clean add extra inhibitors or additives which claim to water andDEX-COOL@coolant. or some other If you have to add coolant more than four times a year. Your engine could catch fire and you or If you use the proper coolant. Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. could overheat and be badly damaged. heater core and other parts. liquid like alcohol. These can be harmful. coolant mix will. If you usethis mixture. radiator.

... the coolant level should be at the FULL COLD mark........... Use a flashlight as necessary to see into the tank.. *...... ” appears on the DIC.I... ...... ........ ..... ... ....................... you will need to add coolant.. .4 cm) below the baseof the fill neck.”.... If this messagecomes on........... ..... .. If the CHECK COOLANT LEVELmessage ..... engine block on the The surge tank is located next to the passenger’s sideof the engine.......”.. ............. ........... ......... When your engine is cold.... which 2.............I.. ....... ......Checking Coolant ”urning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding liquids to blow out and burn you badly..... .. . 6-23 ......5 is inches (6... .. it means you’re lowon engine coolant.... Never turn the surge tank pressure capeven a -- -- little when the engine and radiator are hot................. The cooling system is under alot of pressure when it is hot........

line up. make sure itis tight. Thermostat Engine coolant temperature is controlled by a thermostat in the engine coolant system. but onlywhen the engine is cool. When replacing the pressurecap. If your thermostat needsto be replaced. 6-24 . add the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture at the surge tank. a General Motors thermostatis recommended. If the surge tank pressure cap needsbetoreplaced. and itwill burn if'the engine parts arehot enough. Coolant contains ethylene glycol.Be sure the arrowson the cap engine parts. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. 1 NOTICE: The surge tank cap is a 15 psi (105 kPa) to pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed prevent coolantloss and possible engine damage You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot from overheating.The thermostat stops the flow of coolant through the radiator until the coolant reaches a preset temperature. a General Motors capis recommended.Adding Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap If you need more coolant.

Failure to use theproper fluid can cause leaks and damage hoses and seals. 6-25 . Then remove thecap again and look at the fluid levelon the dipstick. What to Use To determine what kind of fluid to use. add only enough fluid to bringthe level up to the mark. see “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Maintenance Schedule booklet. When you need windshieldwasher fluid. then unscrew thecap and reservoir is located next wipe the dipstick witha clean rag. usea fluid that has sufficient protection against freezing.If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing.A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Always usethe proper When to Check Power Steering Fluid fluid. Have the system inspected What to Use and repaired. be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before use. If The level should be at the necessary.Power Steering Fluid How To Check Power Steering Fluid When the engine compartment is cool. It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there aisleak inthe system or Windshield Washer Fluid you hear an unusual noise. FULL COLD mark. wipe thecap and The power steering fluid the top of the reservoirclean.Replace the cap and to the coolant surge tank completely tighten it.

which could damage thetank if it is The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located nextto completely full.Adding Washer Fluid NOTICE: 0 When usingconcentrated washerfluid. the air cleaneron the driver’sside of the engine. This allows for expansion if freezing occurs. Water can cause the solution to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other partsof the washersystem. 0 Fill your washer fluid tank only three-quarters full when it’s very cold. follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding water. 0 Don’t use radiator antifreeze inyour windshield washer. Add washer system and paint. Also. 0 Don’t mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. 6-26 . water doesn’t clean aswell as washer fluid. washer fluid until the tank is full. It can damage your Open the cap labeled WASHER FLUID O K Y .

with DOT-3 brake fluid. The fluid will burn if the engine is hot enough. Adding brake fluid won’t correct a leak. The other reason is that fluid is leaking of the brake system. as necessary. only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. it can spill on the engine. The first is that the brake fluid warning light will come on. and your vehicle could be damaged.You should add - (or remove) brake fluid.or won’t work at all. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the When your brake fluid falls to a low level.Brakes system fixed. Add brake fluid only when workis done on the brake Your brake master cylinder reservoir is here.See “Brake System Warning goes down toan acceptable level during normal brake Light” inthe Index. \ CAU-ION: If you have too much brake fluid. it isn’t a good idea to “top off’ your brake fluid. It is filled hydraulic system.If it is.You or others could be burned. the fluid level out goes back up. lining wear. When new liningsare put in. Brake Fluid So. If you add fluid when your liningsare worn. you should have your brake . since a leak means that sooner or later your brakes won’t work well. then you’ll have too much fluid when youget new brake linings. your brake reservoir might go down.

If you spill brake fluid on yourvehicle’s painted surfaces. Be careful not to spill brake fluid With the wrong kind of fluid in your brake system. Don’t let someone put in the ’A I CAUTION: - 0 wrong kind of fluid. washit off may not even work at all. the Index.Use new brake fluidfrom a sealed 0 Using the wrong fluidcan badly damage container only. just a few Always clean thebrake fluid reservoircap and the area drops of mineral-based oil. This will help keep oil. system parts so badly thatthey’ll have tobe replaced. For example. your brakes may not work well. such as engine around thecap before removingit. Always use the proper brakefluid. 12377967).What toAdd When you do need brake fluid. or they on your vehicle. This could cause a immediately. See “Appearance Care’’ in crash. thepaint finish can be damaged. use only DOT-3 NOTICE: brake fluid -. . brake system parts. in your brakesystem can damage brake dirt from entering the reservoir. If you do.such asDelco Supreme ll@(GM Part No.

This does not mean something is wrong with Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that your brakes. The sound prevent brake pulsation. Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets. in the Maintenance Schedule booklet under Part C “Periodic Maintenance Inspections”. This could be a signof brake trouble. When you hear the brake wear warning sound. See your dealerif the brake pedal does not return to normal height. your brakes adjust for wear. Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly brake repair. I NOTICE: Brake Adjustment Every time you apply the brakes. c The brake wear warning sound means that soon See “Brake System Inspection’. inspect may come and go or be heard all the time your vehicle brake pads for wear and evenly torque wheel nuts in is moving (except when you are pushing on the brake the proper sequence toGM specifications. make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake Properly torqued wheel nutsare necessary to help pads are worn and new pads are needed. have your vehicle serviced. .or if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. withor without the vehicle moving. That could lead to Brake Pedal Travel an accident. your brakes won’t work well.Brake Wear Some driving conditionsor climates may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly Your Cadillac has four-wheel disc brakes. pedal firmly). When tires are rotated. applied.

Every new Cadillac has aDelco Freedom@battery.see “Theft-Deterrent for a new battery.You can be badly hurt if you rear brakes canchange -. the battery. 6-30 . battery. Whenyou replace partsof your braking system -. Getone that has the replacement number shown on the original battery’s label.for example. when your brake linings wear down and you have tohave new ones put in -. take off the black. Its If you’re not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days many parts have to be of top quality and work well or more. brake parts. we recommend a Delco Freedom Feature” in the Index. For example. You never have to add water oneto of these. if someone putsin brake linings that are wrong Batteries have acid that can burn you gas and for your vehicle.Replacing Brake System Parts Vehicle Storage The braking systemon a modern vehicle iscomplex.for the worse.This will help keep your battery from Your vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality running down. your brakesmay no longer work properly. GM brake parts.The braking aren’t careful. See “Jump Starting” in the Index performance you’vecome to expect canchange in many for tipson working around a battery without other waysif someone putsin the wrong replacement getting hurt. When it’s time Also.If you don’t. Battery Contact your dealerto learn how to prepare your vehicle for longer storage periods. for your audio system. thebalance between your front and that can explode.be sure you get new approvedGM replacement parts. negative (-) cable from together if the vehicle is to have really good braking.

contact your Cadillac dealer service department. lift the cover asshown. To access the headlamps.Bulb Replacement Headlamps For any bulbchanging procedure not listed in this section. 1 I Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst ifyou drop or scratch the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 1. 6-31 . Halogen Bulbs IA CAUTION: .

Turn the headlamp housing socket counterclockwise 3. the locking clip. Disconnect the socket from the harnessby separating to unlock the socketfrom the lamp housing. Make sure that the harness is lockedto the bulb socket. Install the new bulb and socket to the wiring harness connector. 4. A 2. 6-32 .

Headlamp Aiming Your vehicle has the55 x 135 mini-quad headlamp system. headlamp assembly.” 6-33 . The horizontal indicator should read “0. (75 kg) on the driver’s seat.Headlamps on damaged vehicles may require recalibrationof the horizontal aimby your Cadillac dealer. The vehicle should nothave any snow. These headlamps have horizontal and vertical aim indicators. ice or mud attached to it. Reinstall the headlamp housing socket back into the level surface. see your Cadillac dealer.The aim has been pre-set at the factory and should needno further adjustment. To check the aim. 0 Tires should be properly inflated. 0 There should not be anycargo or loading of the vehicle. except it should havea full tankof gas and one person or 160 lbs. the vehicle should be properly prepared as follows: The vehicle must have allfour tires on a perfectly 5. If your vehicle is damaged inan accident and the headlamp aim seems to be affected.

It is recommended thatthe upper limit not exceed plus 0. State inspection stations will allow a vertical reading of plus 0. If YOU find that the headlamp aiming needs adjustment. 1.76 degrees or minus0.The aiming screwfor the horizontal aim indicator on is the outboard side of the headlamp cover and the aiming screw for the vertical aim indicator is on the inboard side. Failureto follow these instructions could cause damage to headlamp parts.76 degrees from the center of the bubble. read all the instructions before beginning. 6-34 . NOTICE: follow these steps: To make sure your headlamps are aimed properly.4 degrees. Other drivers may flash theirhigh beams at youif your adjustment is much above plus0. Start by opening the hood and locatingthe vertical and horizontal aim indicators.4 degrees from the centerof the bubble.

check the horizontal that your vehicle needsto be on a level surface. After the vertical aim is correct.” 4. Turn the vertical aiming screw untilthe bubble inside the the horizontal aiming screw until the end of the level is centered at “0. Check the vertical headlamp aim first. Turn aim for each headlamp and adjust as necessary.” screw aligns with the“0. Adjust as necessary. Recheck the vertical aimto make sure it remains correct after the horizontal aim adjustment.2. Keep in mind 3. .

2. To access.Front Turn Signal Lamps 1. Turn the housing socket clockwiseto unlock the socket from the lamp housing. Remove the turn signal lamp housing socket and replace the bulb. The turn signal lampsare located below the headlamps. lift off the headlamp cover (see Step 1 under “Headlamps”). 6-36 . 3.

2. Lift the trim cover to remove. Reverse the stepsto reassemble the stoplamp assembly. socket and bulbfrom the housing. .Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) 1. Replace the bulb. Twist the socket counterclockwise and remove the 3.

Loosen the upperTom@screw.Rear Turn Signal Lamps and Taillamps I 3. Press the bulb socket housing lever and rotate the socket counterclockwise to remove it. but don't remove it. 6-38 . 1.If you can't access thelower bulb socket. Gently tilt the top portionof the lamp housing to access the bulb sockets. remove thelamp housing completely. 2.

Maintenance Replacement Parts” later in this section. Align the wiperarm pin with the hole on the wiper windshield wiper blade length and type. see “Normal blade assembly andsnap it into place to install. insert the tabon the lower portion of the lamp housing first. turn the key toOFF. To replace the wiper blade assembly: 1. Once you have installed the new bulb and socketinto the lamp housing. then gentlyfit the rest of the housing in place. 5. Insert a screwdriverinto the slot as shown and press down to release the wiper blade assembly. Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement 2. Position the wiperson the windshield in the “mid” wipe position. Turn the ignition key to ACCESSORY and turn the wipers on. 6-39 . It’s a good ideato clean or replace the wiper blade assembly on a regular basisor when worn. 4. Then withthe door open. For proper 3. Replace the bulb by pressing and turningit counterclockwise.

Tires Your new Cadillac comes with high-quality tires made If you ever have by a leading tire manufacturer. The resulting accident could cause serious injury. overheating as a result of too much friction. CAUTION: (Continued) 6-40 .or if your tires have U been damaged. punctured or broken by a sudden for details. You could havean air-out and a serious accident. See “Loading Your Vehicle” in the Index. . old tires can cause accidents. Tire pressure should be checked when your tires arecold. used tires -- See “Inflation Tire Pressure’’ in this section ’ for inflation pressure adjustment for higher 0 Overloading your tires can cause speed driving. 0 Underinflated tirespose the same danger as overloaded tires. service. 0 Overinflated tires are more likely to be questions about your tire warranty and whereto obtain cut. see your Cadillac Warranty booklet -- impact such aswhen you hit apothole. Keep tiresat the recommended pressure. replace them. Check all tires frequently to maintain the recommended pressure. If your tread is badly worn. 0 Worn. Poorly maintained and improperly are dangerous.

shows the correct inflation pressuresfor your tires when they’re cold. It’s not.Tire Pressure “he Tire-Loading Information label. whichis located on NOTICE: the rear edge of the driver’s door. raise the cold inflation Too much flexing pressure of each tire to 35 psi (240 P a ) . you can get the following: Unusual wear Badhandling Rough ride Needless damage from road hazards. If your tires have too muchair (overinflation). three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1. you can If you’ll be driving at speeds higher than 100 mph get the following: (160 km/h) where it islegal. 6-41 . When you end Too much heat this very high-speed driving. Bad handling Bad fuel economy. Don’t let anyone tellyou that underinflation or “Cold” means your vehicle has been sitting for at least If your tires overinflation is all right. reduce the cold inflation Tire overloading pressures to those listedon the. don’t have enoughair (underinflation).Tire-Loading Bad wear Information label.Inflation -.6 km).

The first Check your tiresonce a monthor more.000 miles (10 000 to 13 000 km). Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems. booklet for scheduled rotation intervals. rotation is the most important. How to Check Use a good qualitypocket-type gage to check tire pressure. “Wheel Replacement’’ later in this sectionfor more information. They help prevent leaksby keeping out dirt and moisture. See “When It’s Timefor New Tires” and tire rotation. Any time you notice unusual When rotating your tires. wheel alignment. always use the correct wear. You can’t tellif your tires are properly inflated simplyby looking at them. Radial tires may look properly inflated even when they’re underinflated. It should be at Maintenance Services” in the Maintenance Schedule 60 psi (420 P a ) . See “Scheduled Don’t forget your compact spare tire. Alsocheck for damaged tires or Don’t include the compact spare tire in your wheels. rotate your tires as soon as possible andcheck rotation pattern shown here. 6-42 .When to Check The purpose of regular rotationis to achieve more uniform wearfor all tires on the vehicle.000 to 8. Tire Inspectionand Rotation Tires should be rotated every6.

adjustthe front When It’s Timefor New Tires and rear inflation pressuresas shown on the Tire-Loading Information label. 0 The tire has a bump. remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel You need a new tireif any of the following statements attaches to the vehicle. The wheel could come off and cause an accident.After the tires have been rotated. (See “Changing aFlat Tire” in the Index. 6-43 . cut or other damage that can’t be repaired well becauseof the size or location of the damage. can make wheel nuts become loose after a time. to get all the rust or dirtoff. Rust or dirton a wheel. Whenyou change a wheel. which will appear whenyour tires have only 1/16 inch (1. cut or snaggeddeep enough to show cord or fabric. check the treadwear indicators.bulge or split.or on the parts to which it is fastened. Make certain One way to tell when it’s that all wheel nuts are properly tightened.6mm) or less of tread remaining.but be 0 You can see the indicators at three or more places sure to use a scraper or wire brush later. 0 The tire has a puncture. need to.See time for new tires is to “Wheel Nut Torque”in the Index. youcan are true: use a clothor a paper towel to do this. In anemergency. if you around the tire.) 0 You can see cord or fabric showing throughthe tire’s rubber. 0 The tread or sidewallis cracked.

It was developed for use onyour vehicle. Be sure touse the same traction. load range. though. If you ever replace yourtires with those not having a TPC Spec number. 6-44 . Whenyou get new tires. bias-belted or radial) as your original tires. your vehicle will continue to have tires that are designed Using tires of different sizes may also cause to give properendurance. your vehicle. ride and other things during normal serviceon size and type tireson allwheels. speed rating. the vehicle may not get ones with that same TPC Spec number. look at the Tire-LoadingInformation label. (radial and bias-belted tires). damage to yourvehicle.Buying New Tires To find out what kind and size of tires you need. speed rating and construction type (bias. make sure they are the same size. If you mix tires of different sizes or types number on each tire’s sidewall. the TPC number will be followed by an “MS” It’s all right to drive with your compact spare. If your tires have an all-season tread design. handling. I Mixing tires could causeyou to lose control while The tires installed on your vehicle whenit was new had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) driving. (for mud and snow). That way handle properly. andyou could havea crash.

6-45 . road characteristics and climate. The relative performance of tires depends car tires. B. and does not applyto deep tread. theymust also conform to Federal safety C . Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based' on braking (straightahead) traction tests anddoes not include cornering (turning) traction. tires with in driving habits. or to some limited-production tires. whichgrades tires by conditions on a specifiedgovernment test course. ___ form Tire Quality Grading Treadwear m e following information relates tothe system The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on developed by the UnitedStates National Highway the wear rateof the tire when tested under controlled Traffic Safety Administration. C cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these The traction grades. (This example. areB and grades. from highest to lowest. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance. may depart significantlyfrom the norm due to variations space-saver or temporary use spare tires.For treadwear. however. A.)The (1 1/2) times as well on thegovernment course as a tire grades are molded on the sidewallsof most passenger graded 100. a tiregraded 150 would wear one and a half applies only to vehicles sold inthe United States. winter-type snow tires. traction and temperature performance. While the tires available onGeneral Motors passenger -- Traction A. specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. service practicesand differences in nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm). The Uniform Tire QualityGrading system upon the actual conditionsof their use. and they represent the tire's ability to stop on wet requirements and additional General Motors Tire pavement as measured under controlled conditions on Performance Criteria (TPC) standards.

Grades A and B represent higher levelsof Wheel Replacement performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. B. cracked or badly rusted or corroded. Each new wheel should have the same load-carrying capacity. 109. the wheel. your wheels under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard may need tobe rebalanced. The grade C corresponds to a levelof may need tobe reset. However. If the established for a tire that is properly inflated and not wheel leaks air. offset and be mounted the same way as theone it replaces. diameter. If you notice your vehicle performance whichall passenger car tires must meet vibrating when driving on a smooth road.B and C. Replace any wheel thatis bent. Sustained hightemperature can cause the Scheduled wheel alignment and wheel balancing are material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life. underinflation or wheels. width. either separately or in combination. 6-46 . Cadillac dealer if anyof these conditions exist. Your dealer will know thekind of wheel you need. Excessive speed. controlled conditions ona specified indoor laboratory test wheel. See your excessive loading. whichcan sometimes be repaired). If wheel nuts keep coming loose. No. C Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance The temperature grades areA (the highest). The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced representing the tire’s resistance to the generationof carefully at the factory to give you the longestlifetire heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under and best overall performance.A. not needed. Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is wheel bolts and wheel nuts should be replaced. replaceit (except some aluminum overloaded.if you notice unusual tire wearor and excessive temperaturecan lead to sudden tire your vehicle pullingone way or the other. the alignment failure.Temperature -. can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.

tire chain clearance to the body and chassis. use a new GM original equipmentwheel. See “Changing a FlatTire”in the Index for more It could affect thebraking and handling of your information. make yourtires lose air and make you lose control. wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your The wrong wheelcan also cause problems with Cadillac model. speedometeror odometer calibration. ~ Using the wrong replacement wheels. wneel bolts or wheel nuts on your vehicle can be dangerous.You could have a collision in which you or others could beinjured. 6-47 . vehicle ground clearanceand tire or . If you have to replace a wheel. bearing life.. Always usethe correct wheel. bumper height.If you need to replace anyof your wheels. you will be sure to have the I NOTICE: right wheel. wheel boltsand wheel nuts for replacement.It could fail suddenly and causean accident. brake cooling.. replace them only with newGM original equipment parts. vehicle. wheel bolts or wheel nuts. Putting a used wheel on your vehicle is dangerous. You can’t know how it’s been used or how far it’s been driven. headlamp aim. This way.

Never use these to clean your vehicle: NOTICE: 0 Gasoline Use tire chains only where legal and only when Benzene you must. They can all be hazardous-. these will damage your vehicle: are toxic.and they can alldamage your vehicle. Drive slowlyand follow the chain Paint Thinner manufacturer’s instructions.slow down until it 0 Lacquer Thinner stops.some more than others -. Some are dangerous if you breathe theirfumes in a closed space.Some In many uses.And always open your doors or __ windows when you’re cleaning the inside.r Fire Chairc and instructions. Install them on thefront tires and tighten themas 0 CarbonTetrachloride tightly as possible with the ends securely Acetone fastened. Remember. be sure to followthe manufacturer’s warnings 0 ReducingAgents 6-48 . too. cleaning productscan be hazardous. Use onlySAE Class “S” type chains 0 Naphtha that arethe proper sizefor your tires.Others can burst intoflames if you strike a Alcohol match or get them on a hot part of the vehicle. stop and retighten Turpentine them. 0 Laundry Soap When you use anythingfrom a container to clean your Bleach Cadillac. If the contact continues. Appearance Care Don’t use anyof these unless this manual says you can. Driving too fastor spinning the wheels 0 Nail Polish Remover with chains on will damage your vehicle.If you can hear the chains contactingyour vehicle.

Wipe off what’s left witha slightly damp paper towel stains are stubborn. If a ring forms after spot cleaning. clean theentire area immediately or it will set. Vacuum and brushthe area to remove any loose dirt. spot lifter and a foam-type powdered cleaner. clean area often. a solvent-type surrounding trim along stitch or welt lines. Clean up stains as soon as you to removethe suds. 3. and change to a 6. 4. Don’t Here are some cleaning tips: saturate the material and don’t rub it roughly. 5.before they set. Dry it immediately witha blow dryer. 2. or cloth. Mix Multi-Purpose Powdered Cleaner following the will clean normalspots and stains very well. 9. Wipe with a clean cloth. Use solvent-type cleaners ina well-ventilated area 8. use a sponge can -. As soon asyou’ve cleaned the section.A soft brush maybe used if 7. .They 3. Wipe vinyl or leather with a clean. 4. don’t saturatethe stained area. Use suds only and apply witha clean sponge. Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. 5. Use a clean cloth or sponge. use them on vinyl or leather.Do not directions on the containerlabel. If you use them. Rinse the section witha clean. wet sponge. Always cleana whole trim panelor section. Mask Your Cadillac dealer hastwo cleaners.Cleaning the Insideof Your Cadillac Using Foam-npe Cleaner on Fabric Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of dust and loose 1. dirt. damp cloth. 1. 2. only.

Cleaning should start theat be removedas follows: outside of the stain. because the cleaner will dissolve them andmay cause them to spread. tar and asphalt will stain if left Some spots and stains will cleanoff better withjust on a vehicle’s seat fabric. vegetable oils. chewing gum. immediately 2. then sponge the 3. Carefully scrapeoff excess stain. vomit. egg. 1. soiled area with cool water. wax crayon.dull knife or scraper. butter. milk. coffee (black). Use very little cleaner. 3. cleaning ring. fruit 2. Stains causedby grease. urine and blood can (preferably cheesecloth). Keep changingto a clean section of the cloth. If a stain remains. 6-50 . polish.Be careful.shoe 4. tar and asphaltcan be removed as follows: 1. wine. Shoe polish. seeif you have to use solvent-type cleaner at all. Stains caused by catsup. oil. Follow the solvent-type instructions described earlier. clean lightly with solvent-type cleaner. If needed. Carefully scrape off excess stain.wax crayon.Using Solvent-Type Cleaner onFabric 2. They should be removed as water and mild soap. If you need to use a solvent: 1. Gently scrape excess soilfrom the trim material with Non-Greasy Stains a clean. If an odor lingers after cleaning vomit or urine. treat the area with waterhaking a soda solution: Special Cleaning Problems 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of baking soda to1 cup (250 ml) Greasy or Oily Stains of lukewarm water. margarine. soft drinks. light pressure and clean cloths juice. cosmetic creams. First. coffee with cream. “feathering” toward the center. When you clean a stain from fabric. 4. soon as possible.follow the foam-type instructions a dry the area with a blow dryer to help prevent described earlier.fruit.

See your dealer for of the instrument panel. varnishes. may have to do it more than once. Cleaning Wood Panels Use a clean cloth moistened in warm.Combination Stains Cleaning Leather Stains caused by candy. You finish. Use a clean cloth Use only mildsoap and waterto clean the top surfaces and a vinylAeather cleaner. Sprays containing silicones or this product. let the 1. dampcloth to remove dirt. asphalt and shoe polish will stain Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel if you don’tget them off quickly. mayonnaise. 2. Carefully scrape off excess stain. 3. use a leather cleaner. Never use oils. waxes may cause annoying reflections in the windshield and even makeit difficult to see through the windshield under certain conditions. If a stain remains.Do not use heat to dry. .Dry the wood immediately with a clean cloth. Clean with cool water and allowto dry. solvent-based or abrasive Cleaning Vinyl cleaners. Things like tar. Soiled or stained leather shouldbe cleaned immediately. clean it with solvent-type cleaner. Use warm water and a clean cloth.ice cream. leather dry naturally. it can harm the leather.See your dealer for this product. Then. chili Use a soft cloth with lukewarm water and a mild soap or sauce and unknownstains can be removed as follows: saddle soap and wipe dry with a soft cloth. furniture polish orshoe polish on leather. soapy water (use mild dish washing soap). For stubborn stains. If dirt is allowed to workinto the Rub with a clean.

If you do. may severely weaken them. speaker won’t be damaged. Keep changing to a clean sectionof the cloth. light pressure and clean cloths might not be able to provide adequate protection. Some spots and stains will clean off better withjust water and mild soap. since they may have to be scraped off later. 1050427) or a liquid household glass cleaner will remove normal tobaccosmoke and dust films on interior glass.Cleaning Speaker Covers Care of Safety Belts Vacuum around aspeaker cover gently. so that the Keep belts clean anddry. “feathering” toward the center. Don’t use abrasive cleaners onglass. (preferably cheesecloth). dull knifeor scraper. lukewarm water. because they may cause scratches.Cleaning should start at the Clean safety belts only with mild soap and outside of the stain. an electric defogger element may be damaged. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear window. Any temporary license should not be attached across the defogger grid. it a clean. Glass should be cleaned often.GM Glass Cleaner(GM Part No. If I something gets onone of them andyou need to use a solvent. . Use very little cleaner. immediately Cleaning Glass Surfaces dry the area with a blow dryer to help preventa cleaning ring. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window. follow these steps: 1. 4. 3. they 2. In a crash. When you clean a stainfrom fabric. Gently scrape excess soilfrom the trim material with Do not bleach or dye safety belts.

(See hand. and not stick or squeak. a soft cloth and a liquid more frequent application may be required. it with water. Follow instructions under Maintenance Schedule booklet. The it clean by washing it often with lukewarm or cold water. seal better. sap or other material may be on the blade or windshield. All cleaning agents washer solvent. Cleaning Exterior LampsLenses Apply silicone grease with a clean cloth at least every six months. depth washer. or they could stain. wax. Don’t use strong soapsor chemical detergents. clean chamois or an all-cotton towel to avoid replace worn blades. gloss retention and durability. surface scratches and water spotting. Weatherstrips High pressurecar washes may cause water to enter Silicone greaseon weatherstrips will make them your vehicle. of color.GM Part No. and affect their performance. BonAmi@Powder (non-scratching The best way to preserve your vehicle’s finish is to keep glass cleaning powder). dish or car washing (mild detergent)soap to clean “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants”in the exterior lamps and lenses. orif the wiper blade chatters when running. dishor car washing (mild detergent) soaps. Drythe finish with a Check the wiper blades and clean them as necessary.Cleaning the Outsideof the Cleaning the Outsideof Your Windshield and Wiper Blades Cadillac If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield The paint finishon your vehicle provides beauty. Clean the blade by wiping Don’t use cleaning agents that are petroleum based. Washing Your Vehicle Clean theoutside of the windshield withGM Windshield Cleaner. last longer.” . should be flushed promptly and not allowed to on dry the surface. 1050011. During very cold. Then rinse the blade with water. soft. Use Grime from the windshield will stick to the wiper blades liquid hand. damp weather Use lukewarmor cold water.or vigorously with a cloth soaked in full-strength windshield that contain acidor abrasives. windshield is clean if beads do not form when you rinse Don’t wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun.) “Washing Your Vehicle.

tree sap. Always use waxes and polishes thatare non-abrasive and Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with made for a basecoatklearcoat paint finish. etc. weather and chemical fallout thatcan take their tollover a period Occasional waxing or mild polishing of your Cadillac of years. use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter.. Don’t use strong soaps.) Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome Your Cadillac has a “basecoatklearcoat” paint finish. bird Don’t take your vehicle through an automatic car wash droppings.You may use chrome polish on chrome wheels. road oil and tar. can that has silicon carbide tire cleaning brushes. mild soap and water.(See “Appearance Care and Materials” in the Index. abrasive cleaners or a basecoatklearcoat paint finish may dull the abrasive cleaning brushes on them because you could finish or leave swirl marks.You can get GM-approved cleaning whenever possible. After rinsing thoroughly. Rinse with clean water.Finish Care Exterior painted surfacesare subject to aging. surfaces. You can help to keep the paint finish looking by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the new by keeping your Cadillac garaged or covered paint finish. chemicalsfrom industrial chimneys. Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on chemicals. dry with a soft clean towel. Wash the vehicleas soon as possible. These damage your vehicle’s finish if they remainon painted brushes can also damage the surface of these wheels. NOTICE: The surfaceof these wheelsis similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. damage the surface. . but avoid any painted surfaceof the wheel. ice melting agents. A wax may then be applied. products from your dealer.If necessary. The Wheels (If Equipped) clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts. abrasive polishes. andbuff off immediately after application.

Minor chips and scratchescan be repaired with touch-up materials availablefrom your dealer or other service outlets. If your vehicleis damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement. use a stiff brush with a tire cleaner.Bare metal willcorrode vehicle. Petroleum-based products may damage quickly and maydevelop into a major repair expense. . Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected in your dealer’s body and paint shop. When applyinga tire dressing always take care Finish Damage to wipe off any overspray or splash from all Any stone chips. fracturesor deep scratches in the finish painted surfaces onthe body or wheels of the should be repaired right away.Cleaning Tires Sheet Metal Damage To clean your tires. the paint finish. make sure the body repairshop applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or NOTICE: replaced to restore corrosion protection.

12 months or 12. Your dealer or an underbodycar washing system cando whichever occurs first. flush these materialsfrom the Although no defect in the paint job causes this. If these are a chemical fallout. Dirt packed in closed areas new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within of the frame should be loosened before being flushed. and small irregular dark spots etched corrosion protection. the surfacesof and other debris can collect. this for you.000 miles (20 000 km)of purchase. At least every spring. Airborne pollutants can fall upon not removed. Clean any areas where mud will repair. frame. Cadillac underbody with plain water.Underbody Maintenance Chemical Paint Spotting Chemicals used forice and snow removal and dust Some weather and atmospheric conditions can create control can collect on the underbody. damage can take two forms: blotchy. at no charge to the owner. . into the paint surface. accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur and attack painted surfaces on your vehicle. ringlet-shaped pan and exhaust system even though they have discolorations. This floor on the underbody parts such as fuel lines.

Appearance Care Materials Chart 6-57 .

It’s very helpful if you ever need to order parts. specifications and replacement parts. This is the legal identifierfor your Cadillac.It appears on a platein the front cornerof the instrument panel. 6-58 .The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels andthe certificates of title and registration.On this label is: 14I SAMPLE4UXVM072675 I GN I I your VIN. on Be sure that this label is not removed from the vehicle.You can see it if you look through the windshield from outside your vehicle. E N G l N E A 9 7 ? ASSEMBLY the designation’ CODE MODEL YEAR PLANT 0 information paint and 0 a list of all production optionsand special equipment.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You’ll find this label on the rear wall of the trunk on the passenger’s side. Engine Identification The 8th character in your VIN is the engine code. the driver’s side. This code will help you identify your engine.

Some add-on electrical equipment can keep other The windshield wipermotor is powered by a MaxiFuse. add anything electrical to your Cadillac.~ . have the headlamp wiring checked right away.. Don’t add anything electrical to your Cadillac MaxiFuse is a registeredtrademark of Little unless you check with your dealer first. the circuitbreaker opens and closes. Some Fuse Incorporated.Electrical System Headlamp Wiring The headlamp wiring has an individual fuse which is Add-on Electrical Equipment powered by aMaxiFuse@. the wipers willstop until the motor cools.or in some cases to NOTICE: remain off. If the overload is caused bysome electrical problem. components from working as they should. protecting the circuit untilthe problem is fixedor goes away. be sure to have Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to it fixed. electrical equipment can damage your vehicle and Windshield Wiper Fuses the damage wouldn’tbe covered by your warranty.If this happens. Whenthe current loadis too heavy.An electricaloverload will cause the lamps to go on and off. etc. 6-59 . Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers protect the power windows and other power accessories. see “Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Cadillac” in the Index. If the motor overheatsdue to heavy snow.

Passenger andDriver Seat serviced by your Cadillac dealer immediately. Cluster Fuse. DPR Relay. Trunk and Fuel Door Release Relay. Park Lamp Relay. Belt Comfort Solenoids. AMP Bose Only Fuse. Platform Zone Module (PZM) Fuse. Antenna Fuse. Door Lock/Unlock Relays. High Beam Relay. Controlled Power Relay. Heated RELAY CENTER IDENTIFICATION Mirror Fuse BODY 3 Controlled Power Relay. Controlled Power Back-up Relay. Right and Left Heated Seat Fuse.MaxiF'usesIRelay Center Fuse Usage The MaxiFuses and relays are located next to engine the BODY 1 Real Time Dampening (RTD) compartment fuse block on the driver's side of the Fuse. Convenience Fuse.have your vehicle Fuse. If a MaxiFuse should blow. Radio Fuse. Trunk and Fuel Door Release Solenoids and Relays. Pull-Down Fuse. RELAY DAB Relay.BATT engine. Right and Left Bose Relay . Rear Fog Lamp Relay BODY 2 Defog Relay. Comfort Fuse. Right and Left Park Fuse. Electronic Level Control (ELC) FuseRelay.

Relay Ignition-1 Fuse. Fan Relay IGN 1 Rear Ignition. Right andLeft High Beam Fuse. Fuel Headlamps Fusemelay. Stop Fuse. Mirror Fuse. Park Relay. Fog Lamp Relay ParMRev Fuse. Control Power Back-up Relay. HazardFuse. Right and Left Low Beam BATT 1 Starter Relay and Solenoid.1 Fuse Relay. WINDOWS Delayed AccessoryBus (DAB) Relay SEATS Horn Relay. AC Compressor Fuse and DRL Relay Relay. PCM (DeVille Concours Only). Accessory Relay * Do not alter OBDI1 related fuses or circuit breakers. Fog Front and Rear Fog Lamp Relay. DRL Relay. Fuse. COOL FNS Cooling Fan Relays 1 and 3 Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) Fuse. High/Low Fuse. Fuse. Driver and Passenger Upmown Relays 6-61 ___~ .1 Relay. LampDRL Fuse. Cigarette Lighter-2 Fuse IGN l* Front and Rear Ignition-1 Relay.Fuse Usage Fuse Usage INADVERT Inadvertent Power Relay. Cruise Fuse. Inadvertent Power Ignition. Oxygen Sensor 1 and 2 Fuse. Beam Control Relay. LAMPS Headlamp Wash Relay (Export). Wiper BRAKES A B S Brake Modulator Fuse. Driver and Passenger Lumbar In/Out Relays. Interior BATT 3 Steering Column IgnitionSwitch Lamps Fuse. Cigarette Lighter-1 BATT 2 Steering Column Ignition Switch Fuse.

replace thefuse. If you ever havea problem on the road and don’t have a spare fuse. fuse block. There are two fuse blocks in your vehicle: theengine The fuse block is located next to the air cleaner on the compartment fuse block and the rear compartment driver’s sideof the engine. If the band is broken or melted. Be sure you replace a bad fuse witha new one of the identical size and rating.Fuses andCircuit Breakers Engine Compartment FuseBlock The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from short circuitsby a combination of fuses and circuit breakers. Replace it as soon as you can. This greatly reduces thechance of fires caused by electrical problems.like the radio or cigarette lighter -.if it isthe correct amperage. 6-62 . Lift the cover to gain access.and use its fuse. Look at the silver-colored band inside thefuse.you can “borrow”one that has the same amperage. Pick some feature of your vehicle that you can get along without-.

Rear Turn Lamps. Right and Left Low/High Beam Fuses COR LPS Cornering Lamp Switch. . Courtesy Repeater Lamps (Export). .Right and Left INT LPS Trunk Lamp. Right and Left Cornering Lamps HAZARD Electronic FlasherModule. c COR LPS LPS INT CIG LTR1 CIG LTR2 IFuse Usage . Glove Box Lamp.. L HDLP L o HDLPS IGN O(ENG) II R HDLP LO HAZARD I . Cluster Lamp Relay . Front Front Turn Lamps. L HOLP HI STOP R HDLP HI MIRROR DRL WIPERS . Right and Left Vanity Lamps.Courtesy Lamps.. Turn/Hazard Switch. I1 CIGLTR1 CIG LTR2 Front and Rear Cigarette Lighters (Full Console Only) Right and LeftRear Cigarette Lighters FUSE CENTER IDENTIFICATION L HDLP LO Left Low-Beam Headlamp AIC COMP PCM(BAT) PRKiREV on0 PCM(lGN) DlSTR R HDLP LO Right Low-Beam Headlamp L HDLP HI Left High-Beam Headlamp R HDLP HI Right High-Beam Headlamp RELAY FOG Right and LeftFront Fog Lamps Relay (Deville Concours Only) i Fuse Usage HDLPS Headlamp Relay. Right and Left Garage Door Opener. High/Low DRL Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Beam Control Relay.

DRL Switch IGN 0 (ENG)* Powertrain Control Module (PCM) ABS Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)/Traction ControlSystem . Left and Right Low Beam in DRL Mode.Stepper Rear Fog Lamp Relays. ALDL. Turn Hazard IGN.2.1 Rear Ignition-1 Relay.Fuse Usage I Fuse I Usage I STOP . ABS Controller. Control Motor Cruise Control. DRL Relay Rear Stoplamps (Export) IWIPERS I Accessory I ~ Relay.3. Memory Mirror Module A/C COMP AC Compressor Relay. Stoplamp Switch. Right and Left Power Back-up. Left Outside Rearview Mirror Switch. Compressor Clutch I Dimmer Switch. Front and Switch. Cluster I A/C COMP IA/C Compressor I IPCM (BAT)* I PCM - DRL Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) I Relay. Wiper Switch MIRROR Inadvertent Power Relay.CoolingFan Relays 1.

Reverse Relay. Low Refrigerant Pressure Cutoff Switch. * Do not alter OBD I1 related fusesor circuit breakers.BTSI. Mass Airflow. Park Relay 6-65 . Canister Purge. Front Ignition. Linear Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR).r ECS* Usage TCC and Exterior Travel Brake Switch. Torque Converter onverter (CAT) Rear PCM (IGN)* Powertrain Control Module (PCM) DISTR* Electronic Ignition Control Module CRUISE Stepper Motor Cruise Control. Park Relay. Electrochromatic Mirror (in Header). Brake Transaxle-Shift Interlock (BTSI) Switch. PCM.1 Relay. PZM Transaxle Shift Solenoids. L Power Steering PressureSwitch.

RLY IGN1* Cluster. Air Control Module ~~ ELC ELC Relay. TCCSwitch Rear Defog Relay. Amplifier (Export). SIR I IGN 0-BODYI I . Lower Zone Motor Fuse Usage (Optional). PZM.. - - (Optional) BRAKE Brake. Cruise in Stalk. PZM. Turn/Hazard Switch 6-66 . Cluster. Controlled Power - Relay. (ACM). ANTENNA I I RSS I HTD MIR lCONVENCl HTD SEAT R I BAT I HTD I SEAT RSS L . PZM ALC Sensor Electronic Flasher. IGN 0-BODY Concours Only) PRNDL. Loosen the four trunk trim fasteners and pullthe trim awayfrom the Left Heated SeatSwitches fuse block to gain access.t Door COMFORT CD Player. Dual Zone Switch. VP Pressure Switch RSS AMP PZM RSS CV-RTD (CV-RSS)(DeVille . Right and (behind the rear seat) on the driver’s side. . Climate Control Panel Analog Catalytic Converter Overtemp Cluster (Console Shift Only). Left and Ri . AirControl Module (ACM).Rear CompartmentFuse Block Fuse Usage The fuse block is locatedon the front wall of the trunk CONSOLE Rear Zone Blower. ELC ICOMFORT I I I I TURN I I lGONSOLE1 I I BRAKE I I I R T / P H O T lCLUSTER. Remote Keyless Sensor Entry (RKE). ELC Relay SIR SDM. UpperZone Motor.Vacuum Pump. RLY IGN 1 I I . VP Motor. . Vacuum Pump (VP) Relay. PULL DOWN I RT PARK I I HDLP WASH LT PARK . HVAC Solenoids.

Electrochromic Mirror.I Fuse I Usage Usage Fuse AMP (Bose Only) Right andLeft Hand Bose HTD MIR Right and Left Outside (Optional) Relay. Fuel Door Release HDLP WASH Headlamp Wash Relay (Export). (DeVille Concours Only) Accessory Relay 6-67 . DAB Relay. PULL DOWN Trunk Pull-Down Motor Phone. RSS CV-RTD (CV-RSS) Module Rain Sensor (Optional). Right andLeft Front Heated Mirror Speakers (On Door).RadioInterface (Optional) Module (RIM)(Bose Only). HighLow Beam Relay Headlamp Wash Motor I CLUSTER I SteeringWheelControls.Cluster ANTENNA Power Mast Antenna ACC PZM. Relay. Trunk Release Relay. Right and HTDSEAT R Passenger HeatedSeatRelay Left Rear Speakers (Optional) I PZM I PZM HTD SEAT L Driver Heated Seat Relay RADIOPHONE RadioReceiver.

Left Front DoorMotors. PZM. Trunk RT PARK Headlamp Switches. RightFront and Release Relay. Right and LeftLicense Plate RSS CV-RTD (CV-RSS) (DeVille Concours Only) Lamps.Fuse Usage Fuse Usage CONVENC Trunk Release Relay.Rear Fog Release Solenoid. Door Unlock Relay Rear ParWTurn Lamps BATT Driver and Passenger Seat LT PARK Left Front and Rear Sidemarker Lumbar Switch (Optional). Lamps. Park Position Lamp(Export). Front Parking Lamps. 6-68 . Park Position Lamp (Export) * Do not alter OBDII related fuses or circuit breakers. Door Lock Rear Back-up Lamp (Export). Memory Seat Module Left Turn/Stop/Tail Lamps. Fuel Door Lamp Relay. Relay. Fuel Filler Door Rear Sidemarker Lamps. Right Release Solenoid.

.. . . . . . .. ... (0.. .. . . . . ..9 1 kg) Concours ... . . . ..... . .. ... 279 cubic inches (4. . . . .. 2. . .. . .. . ... . ... . .. .. . .... ..0 lbs. . . 275 (bhp) @ 5600 rpm ~ 205 (kW) @ 5600 rpm Concours .. 295 (lb-ft) @ 4400 rpm Outer Low Beam . ... .. .. ..565 cc) Filter Change) . ..134a Refrigerant . .68 quarts (10. . . 1-2-7-3-4-5-6-8 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) . .. ...7 L) DeVille and DeVille d’Elegance . . . . 9 Horsepower DeVille and DeVille d’Elegance ... ...... . 1156 Thermostat Starts Rear Turn Signal and Taillamp ... ... .1 L) VIN Engine Code Fuel Tank ..Replacement Bulbs Torque Application DeVille and Number Headlamps.. 4.. Y R.. . .. .. . .. . . 3157 NA Firing Order . . 10.. . .... . . 2057 To Open. ..... .... . . .. .. . .. . . ... .. 9006 400 (N-m) @ 4400 rpm Front Turn Signal . . .... Composite DeVille d’Elegance . . .. . . . .. . . . ... . . .7. . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . .. 300 (lb-ft) @ 4000 rpm 407 (N-m) @ 4000 rpm Inner High Beam ... 15 quarts(14. . . ... . . .. .. ..0 quarts (6.. .2 L) Engine Specifications Crankcase (EngineOil with Displacement .. .... . ... ... . .. . . ... .. .62 L) Type .. 177-184°F (81-85°C) Capacities Capacities and Specifications Transaxle (4TSO-E) .... . ... . ... 9005 Concours .... ... . . .. . 300 (bhp) @ 6000 rpm 224 (kW) @ 6000 rpm 6-69 . . 20 gallons (75. . . . .. .. .. . . ... . . .6 L DOHC VS Engine Cooling System . .

. . .. . . .. . . AC Type GF-624 Front Tread . . .. .. . 2 2 inches (56. . .. . .. . AC Type 41-900 air conditioningsystem in your vehicle needs 5614236 refrigerant. .. .. . . .8 inches (532... ... AC Type 131-66 you’re not sure. . . . AC Type CV-774C Air Conditioning Refrigerants 6487779 Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. . . . . .5 inches (194.Vehicle Dimensions Normal Maintenance WheelBase . . .9 inches (154. If the Spark Plugs . 76. . .3 cm) 25096932 Width . . . . . . ask your Cadillac dealer. . . . be sure theproper refrigerant is used. 209. .. 60. . . . .7 cm) Engine Oil Filter .. . . 3531407 Windshield Wiper Blade (Pin Type) . .. AC Type A1096C Height . . . . 100 lb-ft (140 N-m) 25014377 PCV Valve .. .. . . . ...1cm) Replacement Parts Length . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. .9 inches (154.. . .. . . . . . . .4 inches (143. .8inches(289. .. . .. .. .9 cm) Air Filter Element . . . . 113. . . AC Type PF-58 Wheel Nut Torque . .. 60. . . If Thermostat . .. . . .. . . . .5 cm) .... . . .7 cm) 25121801 Rear Tread . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . .. .. ... . . . 56. . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . ..3 cm) Fuel Filter Element .. . . . . . .

&I NOTES 6-71 .


13 Reporting Safety Defects to Canada 7-7 Roadside Service for the Hearing or 7.12 Reporting Safety Defects to the United States 7-5 Cadillac Roadside Service 7.15 Order Form for Service Publications 7-1 .13 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors Speech Impaired 7.13 Ordering Service Publicationsin Canada 7-8 Gold Key Courtesy Transportation 7.' 7-2 Customer SatisfactionProcedure 7-11 BBB Autoline Information 7-4 Address for Writing to Cadillac 7. publications and how to report any safety defects. -a* Section 7 Customer Assistance Information This section also tells you how to obtain service Here you will findout how to contact Cadillac if you need assistance.14 How to Order Service Publications 7-9 Transportation Options 7.12 Warranty Infomation 7-4 Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users 7.

Normally. concerns can be quickly resolvedat that level. However.Customer Satisfaction Procedure Cadillac dealers have the facilities. 7-2 . Service or Parts Manager.If the matter has already been reviewed with the Sales. contact the ownerof the dealership or the General Manager. take the following steps: STEP ONE -.Discuss your concern with a member of dealership management. if a concern has not been resolved to your complete satisfaction. trained technicians and up-to-date informationto promptly address any concerns you may have.

(English) or 1-800-751-4136 (Spanish) contact the CadillacCustomer Assistance Center. by calling 1-800-458-8006.800-75 1-4 135 be resolvedby the dealership withoutfurther help.S.If after contacting a member of 0 In the U. 24 hours a day. In Mexico: (525) 625-3256 In Puerto Rico: 1-800-496-9992 (English) or 1-800-496-9993 (Spanish) 4 7-3 . Antigua and the British Centre in Oshawa by calling 1-800-263-3777 (English) Virgin Islands: 1-800-534-0122 or 1-800-263-7854 (French). In Canada. Barbados. Virgin Islands: 1-800-496-9994 dealership management. call the following numbers as appropriate: In other overseas locations. it appears your concern cannot 0 In the Dominican Republic:1. 0 In the Bahamas: 1-800-389-0009 contact GM of Canada Customer Communication In Bermuda. call GM International Product Center in Canada at (905) 644-41 12.STEP TWO -. In all other Caribbean countries: (809) 763-1315 For help outside of the United States and Canada.

163-005 0 Your name. hard of hearing.O. home and business 1908 Colonel Sam Drive telephone numbers Oshawa. please remember that your through the windshield. address. MI 48090-9025 Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830. That is why we suggest you follow Step One firstif you have 0 Vehicle delivery date and present mileage a concern. Cadillac MotorCar Division Cadillac has TTY equipment available itsat Customer 30009 Van Dyke Assistance Center. write to: information available to give the Customer General Motorsof Canada Limited Assistance Representative: Customer Communication Centre. Nature of concern We encourage you tocall us so we can give your inquiry Customer Assistancefor Text prompt attention.equipment and personnel.) concern will likelybe resolved inthe dealership. or the plate at booklet for addresses ofGM Overseas offices.Any TTY user can communicate with P. please have the following In Canada. address your inquiry to: To assist customers who are deaf. the top leftof the instrument panel and visible When contacting Cadillac.if you wish to write Telephone (TTY) Users Cadillac. using 0 Dealership name and location the dealer’s facilities. However.) . or Cadillac Customer Assistance Center speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs). Ontario L1H 8P7 0 Vehcle Identification Number (This is available Refer to yourWarranty and Owner Assistance Information from the vehicle registration or title. (TTYusers in Warren.For prompt assistance. Box 9025 Cadillac by dialing: 1-800-833-CMCC.

Roadside Service Each technician travels with a specially
service vehiclecomplete with the necessary Cadillac
parts and tools required to
handle most roadside repairs.
Cadillac Roadside Servicecan be reachedby dialing
1-800-882-1112,24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This service is provided at no chargefor any
warranty-covered situation andfor a nominal charge
if the Cadillac is no longer under warranty.Roadside
Service is available only inthe United States
and Canada.
Cadillac Owner Privileges TM

Roadside Serviceprovides several Cadillac
Owner PrivilegesTM at “no charge,” throughout
your 1997 Cadillac Warranty Period -- 48 Months/
50,000 miles (80 000 km).
Cadillac’s exceptionalRoadside Service is more than an
auto club or towing service. It provides every Cadillac
owner with the advantage of contacting a Cadillac
advisor and, when appropriate, a Cadillac trained dealer
technician who canprovide on-site service.

on site for the
Emergency Road Service is performed
following situations:
0 TowingService
Battery Jump Starting
Lock Out Assistance
0 FuelDelivery
0 Flat Tire Change (Coverschange only)
Trip Interruption -- If your trip is interrupted due
to a warranty failure, incidental expenses may be
reimbursed during the48 months/50,000 miles
(80 000 km)warranty period. Items covered are
hotel, meals and rental car.


Roadside Service Availability
Wherever you drive in the UnitedStates or Canada,
an advisoris available to assist you over the phone.
A dealer technician, if available,can travel to your
location within a30 mile (50 km) radius, of a
participating Cadillac dealership.If beyond this radius,
we will arrange tohave your car towed to the nearest
Cadillac dealership.
Reaching Roadside Service
Dial the toll-freeRoadside Service number:
1-800-882- 1112. An experienced Roadside
Service Advisor will assist you and request the
following information:
A description of the problem Roadside Service for the Hearing or
0 Name, home address, home telephone number
Speech Impaired
Location of your Cadillac and number you are Roadside Serviceis prepared to assist owners who have
calling from '
hearing difficulties or arespeech impaired. Cadillac has
installed special telecommunication devices called Text
0 The model year, Vehicle Identification Number
Telephone (TTY)in the Roadside Service Center.
(VIN), mileage and dateof delivery
Any customer who has access to a (TTY) or a
conventional teletypewriter can communicate with
Cadillac by dialing from the United States or Canada
1-800-833-CMCC -- daily, 24 hours.


Gold Key Courtesy Transportation
One of your Cadillac Owner Privileges is Gold Key
Courtesy Transportation.It is just one more exampleof
Cadillac’s commitment to provide the services you
expect and deserve as a Cadillac owner.
Our Cadillac Dealer Technician network is ready and
able to assist Cadillac customers at roadside. Gold Key Courtesy Transportation helps you get where
you need to be when your Cadillac istheindealership
for warranty service.*
In Canada, please consult yourGM dealer for
information on Courtesy Transportation.

i I

Transportation Options* Miscellaneous Service*
Warranty work can frequently be handled in one day, Should the situation necessitate making your own
but thereis often no reasonfor you to wait at the arrangements, Gold Key Courtesy Transportation
dealership. Cadillac helps minimizeinconvenience provides for reimbursement of personally arranged
to you byproviding several transportation options. transportation such as cab fare, reasonable fuel expenses
Depending on the circumstances, your dealership for a ride providedby another individual ora rental
can offer you one of the following options: vehicle obtainedfrom an independent source.

Shuttle Service* *Some restrictions may apply. Please consult your
Cadillac dealer concerning specific Gold Key Courtesy
Your dealership canprovide you with shuttle service to Transportation benefits ofered by the dealership.
get you to your destination with minimal interruptionof
your dailyschedule when your Cadillac is unavailable Plan Ahead When Possible
due to a warranty repair. Whenever possible,scheduling an appointment for your
vehicle’s warranty service and advising your service
Courtesy Vehicle*
consultant thatyou wish to takeadvantage of Gold Key
For repairs that require your vehicle to be unavailable
to Courtesy Transportation can help minimize your
you for an extended periodof time, your dealer may inconvenience by allowing your dealer to prepare
arrange toprovide you with a courtesy vehiclefrom the arrangements to fulfill your transportationneeds in
dealership, or one obtained from a local rental agency. advance of your visit.


Owner Responsibilities It is important that your vehicle be pickedup from the
dealership promptlyfollowing the completionof your
You are responsiblefor primary insurancecoverage of
repairs. If your vehicle is not picked
up from the
the vehicle provided. In many cases, your own auto
dealership withina reasonable amountof time following
insurance policymay provide this coverage under
notification from the dealer, youmay be responsible
provisions for rental caragreements. Please consult your
for any additional rental charges incurred as a result
insurance carrier to be certain
of what’s covered.
of this delay.
While your dealership will cover the rentalexpense of
a vehicle provided under the provisionsof Gold Key For Canadian Vehicles
Courtesy Transportation, youare responsible for In Canada, for warranty repairsduring the Complete
charges incurredfor such items as fuel used, additional Vehicle Coverage period in the New Vehicle Limited
insurance coverage and any taxes or fees levied by state Warranty, interim transportation may be available under
or local governmental agencies. the Courtesy Transportation Program. Please consult
your dealerfor details.


GM Participation inan Alternative BBB AUTO LINE is an out-of-court program
administered by the BetterBusiness Bureau system
Dispute Resolution Program to settle automotive disputes. This program is available
This program is available in all50 states and the District free of charge to customers who currently own or lease a
of Columbia. Canadian owners refer to your Warranty GM vehicle.
and OwnerAssistance Information booklet for If you are not satisfied afterfollowing the Customer
information on the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Satisfaction Procedure, you may contact the BBB using
Plan (CAMVAP). General Motors reserves the right to the toll-free telephone number, or write them at the
change eligibility limitations and/or to discontinue
its following address:
participation in this program.
Both Cadillac and your Cadillac dealer are committed to Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
making sure you arecompletely satisfied with your new 4200 Wilson Boulevard
vehicle. Our experience has shown that,if a situation Suite 800
arises where youfeel your concern has not been Arlington, VA 22203- 1804
adequately addressed,the Customer Satisfaction Telephone: 1-800-955-5100
Procedure described earlier in this sectionis
very successful. To file a claim, you will be asked toprovide your name
and address, your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
There may be instances wherean impartial third party and a statementof the nature of 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, Cadillac voluntarily participates in BBB

in addition to accept or reject.If GOVERNMENT this mediationis unsuccessful. contact the General Motors. you may either call the Auto Safety Assistance Center at 1-800-458-8006. it may open an procedure should ordinarily take about 40 days from the investigation. However.C. BBB at 1-800-955-5100 or the Cadillac Customer To contact NHTSA. andif it finds that a safety defect exists in time you file a claim until a decision is made. a group of vehicles. your dealer or or in the courts. Department of Transportation that contains detailed warranty information. immediately inform the National Highway Traffic The arbitrator will make a decision which you may Safety Administration (NHTSA).If you accept the decision.C. 20590 You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safetyfrom the Hotline. . itmay order a recall and remedy Some state laws may require youto use this program campaign. but you may contact theBBB at any time. area)or write to: Your vehicle comes with a separate warranty booklet NHTSA. GM will be notifying General Motors. bound by that decision.S. D.We prefer you utilize the Customer Satisfaction REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS Procedure before you resort to AUTO LINE. an informal hearing will If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could be scheduled where eligible customers may present their cause a crashor could cause injury or death. U.The entire dispute resolution If NHTSA receives similar complaints. NHTSA cannot become involved before filing a claim with a state-run arbitration program in individual problems between you. The BBB will attempt TO THE UNITED STATES to resolve the complaint serving as an intermediary. For further information. you should case to an impartial third-party arbitrator. Washington. D. Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in Warranty Information the Washington.

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. .... ..... .. ....... .... Radio .. 1-26 Armrest. .......... . . 2-89 Servicing .... .... 2-22 Analog Cluster Climate Control Panel. .. .. .... . . ............... ...... ......... .. ... ..... .......... 2.....2... ....... .....Theft.. .. . ........... 6-3 Brakes ........ 2-87 Operation ......75 Apply Brake To Shift Message .................. .. Section 8 Index ABS.... .. . ..... .. ....17 6-46 Automatic Door Locks ... 3-10 Audio Equipment............ . . .... ...... ..... ......... .... .......... ... 4. . 6-70 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ............... ... .......... . ..... 6-15 Astroroof .. ............... ......................... 1-27 Anti. ... ................ 3-32 Shifting .................... 3-31 Air Conditioning Refrigerants .. .. ........ .59.. . ......60 What Will You See After it Inflates . 2-89 Brake System Warning Light .. ........... ..... Theft-Deterrent ... 3.. ... ........ 6-21 Starting Your Engine ......... .. . 2.. ....... . .. .. ......... ............. ........ . Adding ............ ... .......... 1-24 Appearance Care Materials ..... ..... .......... .......... ......... ....... . . ..................... 1-29 Arbitration Program . .... 2-61 When Should it Inflate ...... ........ . . ..... .. . ... 2-15 8-1 .. ............... ..... ........... . 6-54 Automatic Transaxle .. . 6-18 Analog Control Buttons ....3................. .. ... 4-7 AirBag .. ......... . . ..... 2-5 2-27 Aluminum Wheels......... 1-26 Assist Handles .. ...... ... .......... ....7 Adding Equipment to the Outsideof Your Cadillac ..... . 2-22 Automatic Pull-Down Feature ............. 1-24 Appearancecare ... 2-7 How Does it Restrain .. .................. .. ....... . ................. ............ .3..7 Anti-Lock N C Off For Engine Protection Message ..4........ ... 2-63 Aircleaner ............. ... . ...... . ..... .. ....Power ..... Automatic Overdrive ......... 1-27 Ashtrays ................ ...... 1.... Climate Control System ..... .7 Audio Systems ... ................. .... . .... ..... ............... ....... . ... ................ .. ..23. ... ....... ... ...... .. ....... .. . . 6-48 Location .... . ........ 2-25 Antifreeze ....... 6-57 Readiness Light . .... .. ..... ... ..... ... .. ................. . . .. ..... . 1-22 Anti-LockoutFeature . 3-6 Fluid ......... 3-30 Air Control.. 2. ... ....... ....... 2-64 AirConditioning ... ....... Alignment and Balance...... 7-11 What Makes it Inflate ..... . . .............77.. ... ............. .. . ... 2-25 Antenna...... .... 3-14 Alarm......... .... . ........... ........... Cleaning ....... .2. ... ...Storage .......... .... .. ........... . ..... . 3-29 How it Works .. Tire .. .... . ........ ....

.. 7-11 Chains... ............ .... ...... ...............17.... . 2-90 PedalTravel ............... .......... ..... 6-54 . .. .... ........ .... ... .. .. ....... .............. ................ ....20.... . ... . ... 2-90 ChildRestraints .. ..... .. 2-90 Replacing System Parts . .. ..... .. .... .. . . .............. ........... .. ...... ....... ... ......... ................. . .............. 3... ... ........... ..... . ..... .. . ...34. Remote Keyless Entry.. ... . ......... ... ............ ................ . 4-36 Check Washer Fluid Message . 2-50 Central Door Unlocking System .... .. .......... .... ..... 4-36 Better Business Bureau Mediation ...... ... ... 5-25 Master Cylinder . ....11 Cassette Tape Player Care ...... ..3.... .. ...... ....... . . .... . .... . 4............. ......11 Chains.......... ..... 2-33 CHMSL .......... .. 4-31 BBB Auto Line .. 2........... 1-37 Brakes..... .....36 No Charge Message .... ........ ..10 Securing inthe Right Front Seat Position . ... 1-41 Braking in Emergencies .... .. ............. .... .............. .. ......... ..... ............ .... Anti-Lock ...Tire .... 1-48 Wear ........ ....... ........ 3... 2-90 Trailer ...... 2-50 Center Passenger Position ............ 6-29 Change Trans Fluid Message ...... ..... .... .... .... 6-56 Brake Vacuum Problem Message . .. ......................... . ...... 1-38 Brightness Control . ................ 2-60 Battery Guard Storage . ......... ........... ... .. ........ . ...... 2-90 Fluid .. .. ... ..6 Center Console Storage Area.. Cleaning ..... .. ... 1-30 Exterior Lighting ...... 4.... ... 6-37 Bulb Replacement . .............. .. ........ ............ ... ............. .. 2-89 Cassette Tape Player ..........3........ . ... . 5........ 2-90 Adjustment ... ... ..... ........ ... ... .. .. 2-50 WheretoPut .... ...... ......... 2-33 Checking Your Restraint Systems ... 2-20 TopStrap ... . ..... .... ................. . . .. ......... 2-76 Check Oil Level Message . .4. ....... .......................... .............. . 2-52 Certification Label ...... 6-48 Brake Change Engine Oil Message ................ 2-89 Cassette Tape Player Errors ........... ..... ................ ....... .. 1-39 Braking .. ..... ........ ................. .. 2-75 Parking ... 5...Safety .. 3... ............. .. .............29. ...7...... 6-30 Capacities and Specifications .. 4-7 Securing in a Rear Outside Seat Position ..4.. .. ...... 6-27 Changing a Flat Tire....20.. . .. ............ ........ 6-27 Charging System Indicator Light ......... . ... .. .. 6-69 Jump Starting ....... 2-28 Check Brake Fluid Level Message ... 2-90 System Warning Light ......... 2-89 CeUularTelephone .. .... 3-31 Volts High Message ................ .. ....... ..... .. 6-30 Check Fuel Gage Message.. ... 5-4 CarbonMonoxide ...... .... ... ........... .. .. .. ... .............. 6-3 1 Chrome Wheels.. .... .. ....... 6-37 Battery Saver ............. .. ........ ....... 4-6 Securing in the Center Rear Seat Position ... 2-91 Transaxle Shift Interlock . 2.. .. .... ..... ....... 3-24 VoltsLow Message . .... ...... ... ... .........Battery ....... 2-63 Warnings .... ........... ......... ... .... ........... . . . ...... ...... . Bulb Replacement .. ..... ..... ..................... ............. 2-52 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp. ........ ...... .... ...17.... ...............24 Replacement.... . 6-29 Check Coolant Level Message.......... ... . ....... 1-37 BTSI .. ........ ....... ............. ....... ...... 1-43 Break-InyNew Vehicle .. .. .. . 6-29 Chemical Paint Spotting .. .................. 2-4 InadvertentPower .......

.. 2-85 Compact Spare Tire . .. . . . .. ....... ... . .. . . .. ... ...... . . .... ... . ... .. .. . . 4-6 Circuit Breakers and Fuses ... ..... 2-91 Speakercovers . . . .50. 6.. .. ... . . ... . .. .. . 6-53 WoodPanels .... .. . .. .... ... . . .. ... 3. . .... . . ... . .. 6... . ... ..... 6-55 Climate Control. .. .. . . . . 6-54 Heater.. . . . 3-29 DIC . . 2-60 Cleaner. . .. .......49. .. . 3-13 Compact Disc Player . .. . .. . . ... ... .. .... .. .... . . . . . . ... ...... .. . .. . . . . 7-4 Stains . .. . ... . . .. . .. ... . ... .6.. .. . .. ... .. . . . .. . . .. .. . . . .. . 2-47 Instrument Panel . . . ...... . . . .. . . . .. . .... ... Rearview Mirror with ..... .. .... ... .. . .... . .. .... 3-2 Compass.. .. . . . .. 2-59 Cleaning Coolant . . .. . ... .. . . .... .. . . . . . . . ... ..... .. .... . .. .. ..... . ... ......... . . ... . . .. .. . 6-5 1 Courtesy Lamps . . .Real Time Dampening ..... . .. . .. . .... . . . . . . . .... 2-46 Climate Control System .. . ... . . . . . .. . . .. ....... ... .. .. ... . 6-62 ConvenienceNet ... ... . . . .... ....... .. 3-14 Daytime Running Lamps . .. .. .. .. . . . ... .. . ..... . ... . . .... ..... Engine . 6-51 CruiseControl .. . .... . . .... .. . . .... ... .. . .. . . .... ... . . ....... 6-21 Aluminum or Chrome Wheels .... . ... . . Setting the .. .. 2-51 Leather .. . . . . . . . . .. ... . . . . . ... . ... 3-26 Defrosting ... .. .. . .. ... .. .. .. .. . .. .. 6-15 Convex Outside Mirror .. . ... .. . . . . .... . . . . ... . ..... . .... . . 5-20 Glass . ... .. .... 7-1 Tires ... . . . . . 6-55 Climate Control Personalization . 6-52 CoolingSystem . . .. .. ... ... .. . .. . ..... 2-96 Dolby' B Noise Reduction . . .... . 2-3 1 Dimensions. . ... . .. 3... . . .. .. . . . . 2-41 Outside of Your Cadillac ... . . . ... .... .. .. . . .. . . 3.. 2-59 Defensive Driving .. .. . . . . . ... .... .... . . .. ... ... . . .... ..18. . . .. . 5-35 Digital Cluster Climate Control Panel .. ...... . Reporting Safety .. .... 6-54 Windshield and Wiper Blades ... ... .. .. . . .51 Customer Assistance Information . . . . ...... ... .. . . . .... .. . ..... . .. ... . ... . . . .. Finish . . .. .. . . .. . . ... 3-13 Compact Disc Player Errors.. . ... . ... ... . .... . ... ..... . .. . ... . . . .. .. .. 5-18 Inside ofYour Cadillac .... . .. .... . .. .. .. . . .... ... 3-2 DeadBattery . ..... .. ..50 SurgeTank ... . .. . . .... .. ... 2-96 Wheels .. . . . ... . . .. . ..... . . .. .. .. .. .59...... ... . ...... . ... . .. . ....... . .... ...60 Special Problems ... 6-51 Damage. . . .. . . .. ... .. ... . ..... . . . . .. ... . . ...... ... .... ... . . .. . . .. .. ... .. . 6-50 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone Users. .. .. . .. . .. . ..... . .... .. ....... . . ..... .. .. . . . .... . .. .... .. . . ... .. .. .. .. . . .... .. .. 2-55 Digital Control Buttons .. . . .. ...2. . . ... ... .. Sheet Metal . . . . . . . .. . . ... .. . .. . .. ... .. .RearWindow . .. . . . . .. ... .. . . . . . . . .. ...... . ...... . . . . . .. . ... ..... . . .. .... . .. . ... ... 2. . .. ......Cigarette Lighter . .. .. ... .. .Air ... ... . .. 3-2 Defogger. . ... 7-2 Vinyl . ..... . . ... .... ... . .... ...... .. 6-70 Continuous Variable . .. . . ... .. . . ..... .. Vehicle . ... .... .. .. .. .. . .15 Defects. ... ... ... . .... . ..... . . . .. .. . .. . .. . . .. . 7-12. . . .... .... . . .. . ... . 6-52 Cupholders . 2-23 Fabric .. . ... ... ... .... . 6-55 Customer Satisfaction Procedure . . . .. .. . 6-51 CV-RTD(CV-RSS) ..... 6-49 Cornering Lamps . .. ... . . ... .. . . 6. . ... . .. .. . .. . . .. .. .. .... ... .... . . .... ..... . ... . .. . . . . . . .. .. .. . .. . . .. . .. . . .3-21. . .13 Coinholder .. Steering Wheel Controls . . .14 Damage. .. .... . . .. .. .... .. ... .. . .4-2 Comfort Controls . 2-85 Console Shift Lever .. ... . ... . . . . 7. . ... .. . . . . . ... . . .. .. . . .. .. .. .... . . . .... ... .. ... ..... 2-6 1 Control of a Vehicle . .. 5-4 Clock. ... 6-53 Cruise Engaged Message . . . 3-13 Compact Disc Care . .. 3-25 .. . .. 3-32 Defogging ..

.. ... .... ..... ... 4-3 Coolant Temperature Warning Light ........ ... .. ...... ......... . ......... . ...... ... .. ....J 6-59 Map Pockets ......... .. ... ..... . ...... ...... ..3................ ..... ........ ....... .. . . .... . ... . ............ .... 2-34 OnCurves .. .... . .. . .... .. ....... 2-46 Whentochange .... .. .... 6-13 DrunkenDriving ..... 4-21 Coolant Hot-Idle Engine Message.... .... . . ......... .... .... .. 4-32 Driver Information Center .. ...... ....... .. ... .... 2-4 Electrical Equipment. .... .. ..Ease Off Gas Pedal Message .......... . ..... ....... ............. ... . .... ... .. 2-22 On Hill and Mountain Roads. ......... ..13 Compartment Fuse Block. 4-24 EngineOil . 4-20 Additives .... .. ..... .... ...... .. 4-3 Engine Speed Limiter... .. ........ 2...... ... . .. ... ..... . 6-12 DRL . ....... .......... .... . ... 2-91 Electronic Climate Control ....... ... 4-27 Adding ... ... ... ......... ...... ..... .. ...... 6-62 Driver’s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror... ..... 1.. . . .. ..... .. .. ........ ........ ......... .... ......... 2-23 City .. ...... 6-11 Throughwater ......... ... .. ...... .... 6-59 Locks .......... .. ... .... . .. ..... . .. 3-6 Driver Information Center Messages..... ... 4-11 Specifications . . ... . . . .. ............... 4-22 Exhaust .. .. . ....... .... ....... . .... . .... . . ... ......... ............ .. ....31. .......... . . .. ........ .... ....... .... ....... .... 4-16 Running While Parked ........... . ..... ....... .............. 6-9 Driver Position ......... . ... ..... 4-2 CoolantTemperatureGage ....... .... ..... 2-34 InaBlizzard . . .... ... ..... .. .. ............ ....... ... .... .23.............. ... .. ..................... ....... .... . 2-4 Electrical Svstem ........... .... 2-79 Freeway . . . .... . ...... .. . Door E C C ......... ....... ........... .. 4-38 StartingYour . . ...... 2-59 Electrochromic Daymight Rearview Mirror ... ...18 Checking .. ..... 6-14 With a Trailer .. . . ... .. ..... .. 4-28 Identification . . 2-79 Drunken . 6-11 Winter ................... 2-73 8-4 ....... ......... . .. . .... .. ...... ........... .. 3-7 Englishhietric Display . 6-13 Wet Roads .. ... ..... 6-69 On Grades While Towing a Trailer . 2-91 Defensive . ........ .. ... ........................ . . 2-73 Dual Temperature Control .. . .. ..... .. ........ .3.. .. ... .. ........................ . ..... ... 3-2 Central Unlocking System .... 4-18 Overheating ..... ...... ...... .... ...... ........... 6-58 In Foreign Countries . . 2-59 Coolant .. .... . ................... . ......... .. .... .... .... ... 2. 6-4 Misfire ........... .......... . .. .... .... 2-85 Electronic Solar Sensor ... . ... ........ ....... . . 4-37 What Kind of Oil to Use . .. ..... . .... ... .... . Adding .. 2-89 Engine ..... . .... 6-21 Driving Coolant Heater ...... . . .. . . ... ... .... .. .... ............. .........54. .. . . .. 2-91 Electronic Level Control . .......... ... .. ......... .. 2-91 IntheRain ....... . . .... ......... ............ ...... . . . ... ....... ..... .. .. 5-15 Night . .. 3.. ............. .... ..55 OpenMessage ..... ..... 3-2 Driver Door Open Message... . ........... 6-10 On Snow and Ice ... ..... . ...... ...... 4-26 Used .. ....... ......... .. ............. . .. ............. 2.... . .. ... ... . .. ....... 4........ .... ..... .......... . ........

.. . ... . .... . . .. 2-28 GVWR ... .... . . . ... .. . ... . .. . . 3-11 Gage .... Bulb Replacement ... 2-37 In Foreign Countries . 4-24 Level Low Message . .. Hazard Warning ... . . . . . . .... . ... ... .. .. . ... .. ......... . . 5-25 Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . .. .. . .. . . .. . ... . . . . ... . ii High/Low Beam Changer . .. .. .. . . .. . .. . . . . . 2-34 Engine Coolant Temperature . . . .. . . .. . . 5-11 OnReminder .. . .. . ..... ... ..... . . ...... .. . .. . 5-2 Halogen Bulbs . . 2-63 HeadRestraints . . .. ... .. .. .. 6-6 Filling Your Tank . . . .. . . . ...... . .. ... ... .... . . . . .. . ... .. .. . . .. .. . .... .. ..... . ..... 1-7 Fluid Capacities . . . . . .... . . . . 7-4 Door Release .... . .. . . .. ....... .. .... . . . . ... .. . .... .... ... . . . ... . ... . .. .. ... . .. . .. . . ... .. .. .... . . . .. .. . .... . 6-54 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . ... . .. . .. ... . .. .. . 6-62 Hitches... . . .... .. ... . .. .. . ... .. .. . . .... . ..... ... . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . 2-46 Fuel .. . . ... . . . ... .. ... . . . . 4-36 .... 4-31 Gear Positions. 4-31 Guide en FranGais . .. . . Assist . . 6-31 FrenchLanguageManual . . . . ... ... . . . .. . . . . .. . .. ... . .. ... . . .. 4-24 Fuses and Circuit Breakers . ... . . . . ... . ... . ... . . . . . .... . . . . .. . .... .. . .. ..... ... .. . . .... . .. . 6-3 Wiring . 6-55 11 First Gear.... . .. . . . . ... 2. . .. . . 2-38 Handles. . .... . .... . Finish Damage .. ..... . . . ..... .... . ... . .. .. . . . .. .. ... . .. . .. . .... . . ... . . ... . .. . .. ... ... . .... .. .. . . Engine . .. .... ....... .. 2-59 Fan Button ... .. .. . . ... .10 Tachometer . . . .. . 6-59 DataPanel . ... . . .. .. .. . . . ... . ... ... .. . .... . 6-5 Gross Axle Weight Rating ... . . . .... . ... .. . . .. .. . .... .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . Changing . .. . . .. .. . . . . . .. .. ... .. . ... .. . . 3-2... .. . . 2-63 Flat Tire. .. . . ... . .... . .. ... . . . . . . .. . .. . . .. . ..... .. . ... .. . . .... . 6-5 Heatedseats . . . .. . .. . ... .. .... .. . . . .. ..... . . . . . .. . . . . .... . .. .... ... . .. .. .. ..... .... .. . ..... ... . .. . . . . .... . .. ... . 5-2 Floor Mats . . . .. .. .. .... .. 2-36 Fuel . ...... .. . ... .. . . . . .. ..... . .. .. . . 6-4 Bulb Replacement .... . .. .. . 6-69 Headlamps . . Automatic Transaxle . . . ... . .. . . 6-33 Foreign Countries.. .. .. . . 2-47 Aiming .. 6-4 Gages Exhaust... 2-91 Hill and Mountain Roads .. . . 2-46 Suggested Message .. ... . . . . . .. . . ... . . 2-79 Express-Down Window ..... .. 2-84 Hearing Impaired.. . . 7-8 Filling Your Tank ..... . 2-48 Front Turn Signal Lamps. 6-4 Highway Hypnosis ... .. . .... . . .. . . ... . . .. .. ... .... ...... . .. . . . .. . ... .. ...... . .... . . . .. . . . . . . . . ... . . . .... .... .. . . . . . 4-31 Finish Care .. ... .. . 2-73 Exterior Lighting Battery Saver .. ... . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . . . ... .. . . . .. . . . . .. . . 5-9. ... . .. . .. . .. . . 2-37 Front Storage Armrest .. .. . .... . . ... 6-5.. . .. .. 2-25 Fabric Cleaning ...Ethanol ... . ... ..... . . . . .... . . . .. ....... . . . . . . .. . . .. .... . . ... 4-31 Flashers. . .. .. . . . 6-36 Wiper Activated . Automatic Transaxle. . .... . ..... .... . .. . .. . .. . . .. 2-59 Front Towing .. . . ...... . . Fuel .. . . .. . Trailer . . . . .... .... . 1-5 Heating .. . 3-6 Gold Key Courtesy Transportation . .. ... ... . . .. .... . . ..... . .. .. . .. ... ... . .. ..... . . . ... .. . . ... . .. .. ... 2-46 FogLamps . ... 2-47.... . . .... . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . 2-83 Exterior Lighting . .. . . .. . .. .. 2-83 High-Beam Headlamps . . . . . . ..... . . . . .. 6-31 Flash-To-Pass Feature . .. . .. .. .. 6-50 GloveBox . . . . . .. ... . . .. . Customer Assistance . .... . . ... . . . . . . ... ..... .. . . . .. . .. ... . . . . . .. .. . ... .. . . . . . ... . . ... . . . . . ... . . ... .. .. .. . . . . . . .. . . 6-49. . . .. . . . ... . . . .. . .. ....... ... . . .. . . . . .. .. 2-50 GAWR . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . .. . .. . ... . . . . . . ... ...

. . ... . ... .. ... . ..14 Lamps .. ..... Remote . ... ... ..... . .... . ... .. ... .. .. ..... .. ........ ... .. . ... . ... 6-8 Service Parts Identification .. 6-41 Lights Inside Day/Night Manual Rearview Mirror. .... .. . .. 6-5 1 Charging System Indicator. .... ..... . . . . .. .. . .. . . . .. . . .... .. ... ... . 2-20 Leaving Your Vehicle ... . .. ... . . .. 4-7 Brightness Control . .. ... . .. ... . 2.... ... ....... ... . ... ....... 2-50 Brake System Warning . .. .. . . .. . ..... .. .. .... .. .. .... .. ... .. ..... .. .. 2-50 Oil Pressure .. .. ......71 Engine Coolant Temperature Warning..... . 2-7 Loading YourVehicle . .... ... 2-77 Jump Starting . .... . ... . ...... . .. .. ... . . ....... ........ 2-61 Inflation.. . . ..... . ....... . . ... .. .... . . .... .. . .. . ... ..... .. . ..... ... .. .. ....... .. .2. .. ..... . .. . 2-51 Leaving Your Vehicle with the Engine Running .. .. .. 4-30 Keys .. 2-77.. 2-75 Clusters . .... . . . . ... . . .... ... 5-28 Parking Brake Indicator . .. . .. . .. ...70.. 2-78. . .. . . 6. . .. . ............. . .. .... 4-20 Interior ... . ... .. . . . 6-58 Horn . .. . ... .. ..... 2-63 Light Sensor.. . .. . 4-30 How to Reset the Oil Life Indicator.. Tire . 2-45 Hydraulic Brake Warning Lights ........ ...... ..... . . 2-53 Air Bag Readiness . .... .... .... ..... ... ......... . . ....... . .. .. .... .. .. .... . . ..... ... . . .. ... . . ..... .... . 2-7 Illuminated Entry .. .. .... ..63 Lighter ... ... ... ...... .. . .... ..... ..... .. .. ...... . 6-7 Certification .. 2-2 8-6 ...... .. .... . .. ... . .. .. ...... ... .. ... .. .. .... .... .. .... . .... .. 2-91 Underhood ... .. . . ..... . ... . ...... . . . . ... ... . . . ... . .. ... .. ... 2-32 Illuminated Rear Seat VisorVanity Mirror . . 2-76 Cleaning the Top ...... ... . ..... .. 5-4 Safety Belt Reminder . ..... . ... ........... 2-50 Interior . .. ...14 Vehicle Identification Number . .. .. . .. ....... . .. . . 4-9 Keyless Entry System.. 2-82 Jack. . .... ... .... ...... . .. .... . . . .... ... ... ... ........ . .. 2-51 Hydroplaning .. 1-8. ... .. .... ...... .... ...... ...2. .. . .... . ... .. . . . .. ........... .... . ... ... . .. . ..... ...2. . . 2-46 Panel .. 3.. ... 6-10 Ignition Positions . 2-76 Courtesy . . 2-50 I c e Possible Message .. ... . ... . .. 2-50 Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror . ... ...... . . .......... .. . ...Hood Labels Checking Things Under .62. . .... .. . . 2-68 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning .. . ... ... . . ... .... ... . . . .. . ... ... . ... .. 2-80 Traction Control System Warning .. .... . . ... . . .. .. . ........ . ........ 2-79 Interior Lamps . . . ...... .. .. .. .. . ... . .. . .... .. .. 2-50 OnReminder ..... ... . ...... . .. . ... .. . . .... ....... . .. .. ... .. .... .... .... Twilight Sentinel ........ ....... 4-31 Release ..... ... 1-23. .... .. .. . ... . . ... .. . ..... 2-75 InstrumentPanel . . .... 2-74 Service Engine Soon .. .. . . ..... .. .. . .. .. . . .. . ..Tire ... .. . .. . . . . .. .... . .... ..6-58 HVAC Steering Wheel Controls . . . . .. . . . ... ... . .. 2-36 Tire-Loading Information .. . . . ... .

. . .. . . . . . .. . .13 N e t . .. . . . . .. .. .. . Reference 2-7 Model . . . . Automatic Transaxle . .. . ... . . . . . . . . . . 6-60 OnStar System .. .. . . . . . . . .14 Convex Outside .. .. . . . 5-15 Methanol . . . . . ... . . . .. . . . . . . ... . .. .. .. . . . . .. ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 2-20 Nightvision . .. . . . . .. .. .. . 2-80 Off-Road Recovery . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . ... 2-30 Visorvanity . . . 7. . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . ... . .. . . ... . . .. .. . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. Underbody ... . .. . . . .. . . . 2-62 Shifting Out of . .. . . Anti-LockoutFeature . . . . . . . .. . . 2-11 Oil Pressure Light . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . 6-56 Electrochromic Daymight Rearview . . ... .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. .. . . . . 2-82 MaxiFusesRelay Center . . .. . .. 2-33 8-7 ... . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . ... . .. . . .. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . ... . . . . .. 6-56 odometer . . . . . 7.. . 2-59 Driver’s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview. . .. ... . . . . . . .. . . . 2-72 Maintenance When Trailer Towing . .... . . . . . . . . 2-5 Multifunction Lever . .. 11 Automatic Door . . . . . .. .. . 2-59 Oil Life Indicator. . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . .. 2-58 Shifting Into . . . .. . . . . .... .. .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . .... . . .. . .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . .. . . 2-53 PARK (P) Memory Seat and Mirrors . . . 4-39 Odometer.. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. ... . . . . . . . . . ... .. .. . . . . .. . . .. ... . .. . . . . .... .. . .. . . . . . . . . .. . .. Ordering ...... . . . .Locks . . . . . . . . ... .. ... . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .... . . . .... 4-13 Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . 2-6 Trunk Release . . . . . .13. . . . .. ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2-55 ParadeDimming .. . . ... . . . . ... . . . . . . . .. . .. . . .. . . . . ... . . 2-85 Overdrive. . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . .. 1-3 AutomaticTransaxle . .. . . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-91 Door . .. . . . .. . . . . . ... .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . Automatic Transaxle . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. ... . . . .. . . .. .. . . ... . 6-10 MapLamps . . . . .... . . . . . . 2-60 LumbarControls . . . . . .. . . .. .. 2-27 Memory Seat and Mirrors . . .. . . . ... .. . . . . . 2-53 Oil.. ... .. . . .. . 4-17 Magnasteer .. 5-15 Mirrors Owner Publications.. . . . . 2-25 Power Remote Control . .. . . .. . ... 2. . . . . . . .. . . . . ... .. Convenience . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . 6-70 Maintenance... .. . 2-4 MMT . . . . . . ... . . .. . . . . . . . ... . . . .. . . . . . ... . . . . . . . Trip . . . . .. . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Rear Door Security . . . . 2-26 NewVehicle “Break-In” . . . ... . . . .. . .. ... . . .. . 2-54.. .. . . . 6-3. . 2-4 MountainRoads . 4-10 Maintenance. . . . . . . . 2-52 Oil Life Indicator . .. . ... . . . Chemical .. . . . ... .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .... . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 2-63 Memory and Personalization Features . . . . . Normal Replacement Parts . . Engine . . . .. . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . ... . . . . . . . . 2-59 P a i n t Spotting. . . . . . . .. . . . . ... 6-14 Matching Transmitters To Your Vehicle . 4-24 PowerDoor . How to Reset . .. . . . . . . 2-5 Monitored Systems OK Message . . . . . . 2-96 MapPocket ... . . . . . . . . 6-4 Overheating Engine ... . . . .. ... . . . 1-3 Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode . . . . .. . . . . ... . . . . 1-3 Neutral.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-51 Inside Daymight Manual Rearview .. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 2-72 Malfunction Indicator Lamp .. . . . .. . . . . . . .. .. .. . . . 2-37 Programmable Automatic Door . . . . . .

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. .. . ... ..... .... ... . . .. . . . .... .. .... 1-41.. .. . 1-2 Care . 1-5 Seats Heated . . ... ... . . .... . 7. . .... . . . . .. .... . . 1-3 Adults . .. . .74 Child . ... .. .. ... ... . .. . .. . 1-7 Memory Function ... . . 1-47 Bulbs . .. .. . . . ... .. . . ... . .. .. . ...... .. .. 1-13 Power . ... . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. ... ... . . ... . ...... .. 2-18 How to Wear Properly ....... 1-48 Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster. .. . . . .. ... . .. . . ... . ..... ..... 7..... . . .. 1-21 RKE .... . . .. . . ........ .... .. ... . 1-48 Security Override . ... ..... ... . . 7. .. ... .. ... . 1-48 ReminderLight . . . 1-37 Replacing After a Crash . . .. 6-46 LargerChildren .. 6-52 Restraint Systems . . ... .... . .. .. . . . . .. ... .. . .. ... . .. .. . ... . ....... . . ..... . . ......... ... 1-9 RKE Personalization Features . . ... . . .. ..... . . ... 1-35 Securing a Child Restraint .. ...... . .. . 1-35 Right Front Passenger Position ...... 1-3 SafetyBelts . . . ... .. ... . ... . 1-22 Use During Pregnancy ... 1-30 Seatcontrols .. .. .... . . ... ......... .. .. .. . .. .. . . .. . . . 1-22 Replacing Parts After a Crash . . . .. . .. ..... .. ... . . ..... . .. . . ... .. ... . .. ... .. . . .. . . . .. .. Reclining Front ..... . .. . ... . . . ... .. . . .. ...... . . .... . . ... .. ..... .. . ... .. ... . 1... . . . .. .. . .. .. ..8. .... .. . . . . .. . . . .. . .. .. . .. ....... . ... . . . ... ... .. . . . ... . .. ... . . ... .7.. xi Rotation. Automatic Transaxle ... . ... 1-13 Second Gear. .. .. . . .. . 2-9 Safety Chains . .. ... ...12 Reporting Safety Defects .. .... 6-69 LapBelt . ... .... .. . . . . 1-2 Children . . . 6-42 Seatback. .... .. . .... .... ... ...13 Rocking YourVehicle . .. . . .... .. . ... . .Tires . .. .... .. ... .... 1-32 Restraints Rear Seat Passengers .... . ... . .. .... 5-37 Safety Warnings and Symbols .. .. . ... . . . ........ . .. .. ... . .. . ......... . 2-26 Smaller Children and Babies .. . .. ...... Reporting ..2. . . . ...... .... .... ... ... .. .. . . . . . . .. ..... .. . .. .. . .. .. .... . .. ..... . . .. . .. 1-45 Replacing Safety Belts . . . .12.. . . . . .. . . ... .. .. . .... . .. 13 Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions .. . ... .. .. ..... . . .. . ... .. .. ..... ...... .. . . .... ...13. ... . ... ... 1-15 Retained Accessory Power .... . . . ... .. . . .... . .. ... .. . . .. ... .. ....... . . 1-48 Lumbar Control . .... ..... ......... 1-30 Normal Maintenance Parts ..... . . . .. ... . . . . 1-16 Reverse... .. . . . 2-21 Shoulder Belt Tightness Adjustment . . .. .. . . . ... ... ... 1. . .... .. . . . . . 1. .... ... .. 1-39. ... . . . . . . . ...... . 4-36 Roadside Service . 6-70 Lap-Shoulder . 1.. .46.. .13 8-9 .... . .... .1 Center Passenger Position . .... . .. .. .. ... .12. . 1.... .. .. 1-43 Driver Position . . . . .. . .......... . . .. .. .. .. . ..... . 1-48 Head . . ... . . ..... . ... .... . . ....... . .... . ... .. ... .... .. . 1-48 Questions and Answers .. . .... . .. ..... .. . . .. .. . . . . .. .. .. 1. . .... . . ... . .17..... . . . ... . .. . .. ... .. . ........ .. .... . ... ..... . . . .. ... . . . . 1.. . ... .. . . .. .... ... . .. . . . ... .... .... .. 2-27 Extender ..... . .. ..... .... ... .. ... ... ..32 Wheel ... .. . .. . . . .. . .. 7-5 Safety Defects..1.. .... ... Automatic Transaxle . ..... ... .. . .. 1-5 Safety Belt Extender . .... .. ...... 1-7 Right Front Passenger Position ... .Replacement IncorrectUsage . . .. 2-7 WhyTheyWork . .... .... 1-31 Checking .. . . .. . ... . .. . . . .. . ... .

. . 7-14 Stability Engaged Message .. . . . .. ..... ... . . . ..... .. .Security System ..... .. ......... 1-29 Magnasteer . . 2-93 Speaker Covers. . . . .. .... . .. . 6-51 Ride Control Message . . . .... ..... . . 2-93 Starting Disabled Due to Theft System Remove Steering System Message ... ... .. 2... . 4-10 Sheet Metal Damage ... .... . ... . .. ... ..... ... . . ... . .... . .... .... ...... ... .. . .. . . Ordering .... ... 4-10 Shift Levers ..... 1-16 Brake Fluid Switch Message .. . . .. ... .. .. . . .. .. .. . .... .. . . . . ... ... ... .. .. ..... . . .. 4-12 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Cadillac . .... . . . . . . ... ... 7..... . .... .. ... .. . .... .. 3-31 Emissions System Message .. . . .. 2-93 Starting Your Engine . . 2-92 SignalingTurns . . . ... ........ .... ... 2-33 A/C System A/C CompressorOff Message .. .. . Customer Assistance.. .... ....... ... . .... ... . .. . . ..... . . .... ....... . ... ... .. . ... ... .... ........ . 2-93 Speedometer ... . 6-52 EngineSoonLight .. Cleaning . .. 7.13.... . ........ ... .. ... . Cleaning ..... 2-92 Skidding .. ....... ..... 5-16 Service and Appearance Care .... . .... ...... . .... .... 7-13.... . . . . ... . . ......13. ........ . 6-69 Fuel System Message... .. 7-13.. . . .. .... Adding.... Compact . .. . .. .. .... .... ... . 2-36 AutomaticTransaxle ... .... .. 2-92 Sound Equipment.... . .... 6-50.... .. ...... .... .... . . ..... .......... ... ....14 SIR .... .. .. ... ... . . . . . ... . . .. .. . . . . .. ..... .. .. .. .. . .. ... ... . ... 1-22 Charging System Message . .... .. . .. .. .. .... ... ...... . ... .. . . .. . ... .. ...... 5-35 Engine Cooling System Message.. ... . .... .... ... . .. .. Ordering ... ... . ....... . .. ... ..... ..... .. . .. .. ........ ... . . .... 6-58 Stability Reduced Message ....... ... . . . .... .. . ....... 2-31 Tips .. .. . .. ..... . 2-72 Manuals..... . . . ... . 2-92 Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster... Ordering .. ..... ... .. . ... ... .. .. .. ..... . .... .. . . .. .. ... .. . ..... . . Doing Your Own .. .. . .. .. . .... 2-93 Ignition Key Message ... .... . .. . .. ..2-93 Speech Impaired......... 4-15 Electrical System Message . .. 2-93 Parts Identification Label . 2-30... ... 2-30 Service ... ..... ..... .. . . .. .. . 6-2 Out of PARK (P) ..... ... .......... . ..... ...... ... 7-14 Stains. . ... .... .. . . ... .... ..... ........ ..... . . . .. . .. 2-93 Speed Sensor Fault Message .. 6-2 Steam . ... . ... .. . . 2-93 Ignition System Message ..... 2-30 . ... . . .. .... 6-55 Power . .......... .... .. ...... . ... .... . .. . . . 2-80 Specifications and Capacities . .. . . ....... . .. . .. . .. ...... . ... ..... ...... 2-25 Steering Column Shift Lever ..... 1-15 Air Bag System Message .. .... . . . 4-11 Shifting Wheel. . . .......... .... .. .. . . . . ... . . . ..... . . . . ..... .. .... . . .. . . 2-92 Shoulder Belt Tightness Adjustment ... ....... . .... . .... .. . Tilt ... .. . ... 7.. .... . . . .. 7-4 Idle Control System Message .... .. ..... ... . .. ... .. .. .. ... .. 2-92 Spare Tire.. .. ... . .. . 2-22 Work..19 Into PARK (P) . . . ....... . .... . .. ..... 7.. . . . 2-94 Publications.. . . . . ... .. . ..... .. 2-37 Bulletins. .... . ........ .. ..... . . .... . .. . .. . 6-1 Steering .... .. ..... .. .. . . . . 2-94 Transmission Message . .. . . . 4-10 Service and Owner Publications .. .. . .. .14 In Emergencies .. .... .... ........ . ... . .. ...

.. .. ........................ ............ ............ ...... ....... ........ .... 2-62 Inspection and Rotation ................ 6-45 Tachometer ........ 6-48 Stop Engine Low Oil Pressure Message ... ....... . 2-94 Chains ...... 6-42 SUnroOf ........ . Vehicle .... ......... ... ........ 6-24 Traction .7 Top Strap ........ . ....... ...... 6-46 TapePlayerCare ......3... ...18 Torque............. Coolant ...... Vehicle . ...... .... ...... ... . ................. . ... ............. ...... ........ 2-27 Control System .. ........... 5-9 Thermostat .. ....................... .. ....... 2-32 Theft Security Override .................... ... ........ ... ... .... .... . .. ..... 2-94 Temperature Controls .. 6-43 Telephone. . ..... 1-38 Theft ......... . ... ... Mud.... .......... . ...... .. ..... .14.. . .. 2-94 Changing a Flat .. .... . Automatic Transaxle ... .......... ..... .. ..... ... .. 4-30 OffMessage ....... .......... . ......... 1-22 Pressure .. 6-30 Compact Spare . . 6-38 Wheel Replacement ........ ... ...... .... ..... . .... ..... ...... . .... 3.. 2.. ..... ...... ..........30 BuyingNew ..... .......... . ........... ..... .. 2-94 Towing a Trailer .......... ....... ... ..... ......... . .. ..... . ........... 2-64 Loading . 6-45 Symbols.......... 6-24 Traction Third Gear.. ....... .... ...... 4-30 Supplemental Inflatable Restraint ....... Bulb Replacement ....... . .............. Wheel Nut ........ 3... ............... ........... ...... .. .... . ... ............ ... ...... 4-9 Time..... ................. . ..... 3.... ........ . ... ...3...... ... 2-63 Top Speed Fuel Cut-Off Message .. ........ .... .... .... . 6-45 Uniform Quality Grading ..... xiii Treadwear .. ...........Cellular ........ .................. 6-43 Taillamps.... .... .. 5-25 Storage Compartments . .... ..... ........... ............ ........ 6-41 Surge Tank.... .... . ... ......... ............. .... ... ... 6-40 SuspendedMessage .. 6-44 Stop Engine ....... 2-95 Tires ...... 3-31 When It’s Time for New .. Ice or Snow ....... .... ... 4-9 Tilt Steering Wheel ....... 2-73 Wear Indicators ..Steering Wheel Controls ......... 2-59 Cleaning ....... 2-95 Tire-Loading Information Label .. ... .... .... .........Engine Overheated Message .. Setting the ........ ........... 6-55 Storage..... .... ... ......... ............. . .......... ....... 6-70 Theft System ProbledCar May Not Restart Message .................. . .... ..... ............................ .... ....... .... ........................... . ...... .... ...... .. 5-32.................. .... ... ....... 2-95 Alignment and Balance ... . .... 6-46 Surge Tank Pressure Cap ......... ..................... .......... ....... 6-46 8-11 ........................ 5-36 Inflation . ............ 2-95 TireLoading .. ..... ... ...... .. ............. . ..... 2... 4-32 Theft-Deterrent Alarm System ...... 2-78....... .. ....... .... ........ ..3........... ... .. . .. .. ... 2-36 Control System Warning Light ....17 Towing Your Vehicle . .............. ... ....... . . 4-30 ReadyMessage . ...... 5-35 Stuck In Sand... 5-20 Temperature .15 Engaged Message .... .. ............... 2-16 TorqueLock ........ .......... ......... ... ... . .. ... 6-41 SunVisors .................. ........

. .. ...... .. .. . ...... 6-70 Transmitters................... .......... .. 4-36 Tongueweight . .............. ........ .. ... . ... .. . ..... .... ........ ..... ...... ...... .. ..... . .. .... 4-34 Wiring Harness . 2-96 Storage System ........ . . ... 2-73 LockRelease ..... . . ........ ..... 6........ .... .. 2...... .......36 Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever .......... ... .. .. . 4-35 Umbrella Holder . .... .. ... . ... ... 4..... .. ... . . .... ... .. . .... 2-13 Ventilation System . .... ........ . ................... ... ... ............ 2... ......... .. 2-37 Driving with . .. 2-7 IdentificationNumber .................. . 6-56 Towing ........ . 2-95 Damage Warnings ............... 2-95 Very Low Refrigerant A/C CompressorOff Message ...... ....... .......... . ...... ... ................ . ............ ........... Automatic ... .... .... ........ ...... ... ......... .. 3-26 Visors.. ...... . . 4-32 Underhood Lamp ...... ...... .. .................... ....... ........ .. . ... ..... .. .. ......... ..... .... ... 4-36 Turn and Lane Change Signals .. .. . ... ........ ... ........ ............ .. 2-72 Speed Limitedto XXX MPH ( K " ) Message .... xii Transmitter. ..... .. . .. . .... .. ... 2-65 Weight .. .. .. ..... .. .. 7-4 Brakes . ... ... . ... ... ..... .. . . 6-10 Turnsignals ............ ................ 2-48 Safety Chains ...... 3-11 OpenMessage . ....... ..... ..... ... ......... . ... ................... .. ... ......... ..... ..... .. 4-38 Universal Transmitter . 4-37 Trans Fluid Reset Message .... ... 4-38 Turn Signal On Chime .. . 2-13 Storage . . ..... 2-37 Driving on Grades . ..... .. ...... .... .. .. . 4-39 TwilightSentinel .... 4-30 Trip Odometer . . ... 7-8 Loading . . Sun .. .. ......... ......... .. . .. . .. ... .. . . ...... .. ........ ... .... ... ................. 2-62 TrunkMountedCDChanger ... .... ... .... . ...... . .. . 4-39 Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer .. 4-37 Turn Signal On Message . ................ . ... 2-14 Visor Vanity Mirror ......... ...... .... ...... . ... .. Universal . .. ... .. ..........18 Control . ... .. . .... .. ... ..... . ..... ...... .....37.. .... .... ..... .. 6-58 Transportation.. .......... .......... 4-35 UnderbodyMaintenance . . ..... .... ....Trailer TTYUsers .... 2-37 Maintenance When Towing ... . ..... .... ..................63 Total Weight on Tires .... 2-65 Dimensions .. 6-30 Automatic Pull-Down Feature ....... .............. ........... . ... .... ... .....15 Vehicle Speed Limiter . ....... .........2. . .. .... ..... Gold Key Courtesy .. .. . ...... . 4-6 Transmission Hot Message .. . Remote Keyless Entry .. 2-95 Transaxle Fluid..... 4-38 Parking on Hills . ......... ... . ..... . .... .. .. ... 2-62 .... 2.. .... ....... .. ... ... ......... ... 2-95 Trunk ............. ... .. .. .. ..... ....... .... ........ .. .95 Hitches . .... ....

. . .. . ..... 2-74 Fluid ... ... . ... . 6-59 Replacement ... . . . . . . ..... . . .. . ... .. . ... . . . .... . .. ... .40. . .. ....... .. .... . . . 6-39 Washing Your Vehicle . .. . . .. . .... ... . .. . .... ... . ... 2-39 Wheel Winter Driving . .. . ... . . . 5-32.. . .. . 6-46 Wood Panels.. . .. . . . . . .. .. .. . . ... . . . . . . ... . . . ... .. 5-4 WindshieldWasher . ... . . .. . . . .. . .... .. . . . 6-59 Weatherstrips .. . . 5-9 Windows . . .. . .. . .. . .. . . . . . .... . .. . .. . . . . . .. . .. . .. ... . . .. . . . . . . . .. .. .. .. . ... . .. ... .... ... . . . . .. . ... . .. . . .. . Cleaning . . . 6-53 Fuses . . . . . . 6-70 Wiring.. .... . .. .. . . .. . . .. ... ... ... . . .. ... Gages and Indicators ... . . ... . .. .Headlamp .. . . . . .. .. ... . . . .. . . .. ..... . . . . . .. . . . .. 7. . . . . .. .. . .. . ... .. 2-46 Nut Torque . . . .. ..12 Windshield Wipers . . . . 6-25 BladeReplacement .. .. .. . . . .. . . .. . ... 4-26 Alignment . . . . .. .. .. 6-51 Wrench ... . .2-38 Washer Fluid. . . .... . .... . . 6-46 Wiper Activated Headlamps . . . . 2-36 Power . . .. .. . . 5-28 Express-Down . . . . . ... . .. . . . . .. . . . . . 2-35 Wrench. Wheel .. .6.. .. ... . . . . .. . ... ... . . .. . ... . . ..... ... .. . . .. . .. .. . 2-40 Warning Lights.. .. .. . . . .... . .... ... . . .. .. . ... .. . .. . . . . .... .. . .. . . . . .. . . . .. .. ... . .. . . . .. . . ... .. 5-28 WreckerTowing .. 2-36 8-13 . .. . . ...... . .. .. .. ... . .... . .. .. . .. . . . . ... ... .. ... ..w a r n i n g Devices . . 6-53 Rainsense . . 2.. ..25 Warranty Information .. . ... .. . .. .. . .. .. . . . .. 2-35 Rear Lockout Switch . . . . . .... ... .. .... . . ... . . . ... . .... . ..... . .. ... .. . .. . . . . . .... . . ..... .. .. . . . . Windshield .. .. . . . . . ... . .

or see the Index in the 8-14 ~~ . back of the owner’s manual. 4-9 -A+ Service Station Checkpoints ENGINE COOLANT SURGE REMOTE TANK BAlTERY P6-23 TERMINAL TIRES P6-40 SECONDARY HOOD RELEASE P6-8 ENGINE OIL FUEL DOOR RELEASE TAB P6-6 FUEL DOOR WINDSHIELD P6-5 WASHER FLUID REMOTE P6-25 DOOR AND TRUNK RELEASE P2-13 AND 6-5 For detailed information. referto the page number listed.