I The 1995 OldsrnobileEightyEightOwner’sManual
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Seats and Restraint Systems .......................................................... 1-1
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the system.
FeaturesandControls ............................................................... 2-1
This section explains how to start and operate your Oldsmobile.
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems .................................................. 3-1
This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your
audio system.
Your Driving and the Road ........................................................... 4-1
Here you’ll find information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions.
ProblemsontheRoad ............................................................... 5-1
a flat tire or
This section tells you what to do if you have a problem while drivi.ng,assuch
overheated engine, etc.
ServiceandAppearanceCare ......................................................... 6-1
Here the manual tells you howto keep your Oldsmobile running properly and looking good.
Maintenanceschedule. .............................................................. 7-1
This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use.
CustomerAssistanceInformation ..................................................... 8-1
This section tells youhow to contact Oldsmobile for assistance and how to get service publications,
It also givesyou information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page8-4.
Index ............................................................................. 9-1
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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damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would
Also in this book you will find these notices: not be coveredby your warranty, and it could be costly.
you what to do to help avoid the
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Seatback Control (B): Tilt the seatback forward by holding the switch forward. Seat Control (A): Raise the Move the seat higherby holding the switchup. Tilt the seatback backward by holding the switch back.rower Seat (Option) Raise the rearof the seat by holding the rear of the switch up. Lower the rear of the seatby holding the rear To adjust the power seat: of the switch down. 1-2 . the front of the switchup. by holding thefront of the Move the seat back by holding the switch back. Lower the frontof the seat Move the seat forward by holding the switch forward. Lower front of the seat byholding the seat by holding the switch down. switch down.

side of the seat andmove the seatback to where you want it. 1-3 . Release the lever tolock the seatback.Reclining Front Seatbacks To adjust the seatback. is But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle moving. lift the lever on the outer.Pull up on the lever andthe seat will PO to an upright position.

This position restraint is closest to the top reduces thechance of a neck injury in a crash. Head Restraints Slide the head restraint up or down so that the topof the of your ears. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. 1-4 . And it explains theSupplementalRestraint System. Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. or “air bag” system.

Your vehicle hasa light that Why Safety Belts Work comes on as a reminder to When you ridein or on anything. Withoutbelts they could have been bad19 hurt or kiiled. the wheels. Inmost crashes buckling up does matter .. A few crashes are mild. and some crashes can be so serious thateven buckled up aperson wouldn’t survive. a lot! .aw say3 to wear safety belts. people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away. you don’t know if it will be a bad one. facts are clear. But most crashes are in between. (See “Safety Belt goes. Here’s why:They work. the l. YOU never knowif you’ll be in acrash. In many of them.Suppose it’s just a seat on After more than25 years of safety belts in vehicles.. Reminder Light” in the Index. Take the simplest vehicle.) I In many states andCanadian provinces. If you do have a crash. yougo as fast as it buckle up.

Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-6 .

it could be the windshield ... In a real vehicle. or the instrument panel ..The person keeps going untilstopped by something. ..

That'strue not only in frontal collisions. bags.not instead. Every air bag You get more timeto stop.of them. You stop over more distance. you still have to buckle up to get the most protection.That's why safety belts.you slow -down asthe vehicle does. but especiallyin side and other collisions. safety belts-. more of themin the-future. But theyare or the s-afety belts! supplemental systems only.so they work with With safety belts. system ever offeredfor sale has requiredthe use of and your strongest bones take the:forces. 1-8 . Evenif you're in a vehicle that hasair safety belts make such good sense.

1-9 . Driver Position This part describesthe driver’s restraint system.you and This part is onlyfor people of adult size. see the partof this manual called Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km)of “Children. in your Oldsmobile. And there are different rules control. such as bad drivers.@ If I’m a good driver.but if you’re in an accident -. andI never drive far from How to Wear Safety Belts Properly home. vehicle has. And the greatestnumber of serious injuries protection. you’ll wantto know which restraintsystems your (65 M).even one that isn’t your fault-. If a child will be riding for smaller children and babies. We’ll start with the driver position. why should I wear safety belts? Adults A: You may be an excellent driver. and deathsoccur at speeds of less than 40 mph First. your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver Be aware that there are special things to knowabout doesn’t protect youfrom things beyond your safety belts and children. Safety beltsare for everyone.” Followthose rules for everyone’s home.

safety belt quickly if you ever had to. see “Safety Belt Extender” at the endof this section. Adjust the seat(to see how. The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. see “Seats’’ in the Index) positioned so you would be able to unbucklethe so you can sit up straight. Close and lock the door. 1-10 . Don’t let it get twisted. 1. Make sure the release button on the buckle is 2. the belt isn’t long enough. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Push the latch plate intothe buckle until it clicks. Here’s how to wear it it is secure. If Pull upon the latch plate to make sure properly.LapmShoulder Belt 4. 3.

This could cause serious or evenfatal injuries. squeeze the release handle and move the height adjuster tothe desired position. this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you’d be less likely to slide underthe lap belt. If you slid underit. To move it down.just touching the thighs. 1-11 . The shoulder belt should goover the shoulder and acrossthe chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces.The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips. move the shoulder belt adiuster to the height that is right fop you. The safety belt locksif there’s a sudden stopor crash. the belt would applyforce at your abdomen.You can move the adjuster upjust by pushing upon the bottomof the release handle. The belt shouldbe away from your face and neck. but not falling off your shoulder. try to move it down without squeezing the release handle to makesure it has lockedinto position.In a crash. Adjust the heightso that the shoulder portionof the belt is centered on your shoulder. After you move the adjuster to where you want it. Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster Before you begin to drive.

A: The shoulder belt istoo loose. It won’t give nearly as much protection this way. .

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L A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. all. . It should be worn over the shoulder at times.

&= What’s wrong with this? t I I 1 I I A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-15 .

The\belt should go back outof the way.be sure the beltis out of the way. Here are the most important things to know about the air bag system: Before you close the door. 1-16 .one air bagfor the driver and another air bag for the right front passenger. If you slam the dooron it.To vnlatch the belt. you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) This part explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).just push the button on the buckle. Your Oldsmobile has two air bags-. or air bag system.

which shows the words AIR BAG. See “Air BagReadiness Light” inthe Index for more information. The light tells youif there is an electrical problem. There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel. AIR BAG The system checks the air bag’s electricalsystem for malfunctions. 1-17 ~ .

Where is the air bag? The driver’s air bagis in the middle of the steering wheel. .How the Air Bag System works I The right front passenger’s air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side.

or rear impacts.I€your 1-19 .The reaction produces nitrogen “threshold level.The sensing frontal or near-frontal crashes. such as a parked car.” If your vehiclegoes straight into a gas.so that panel in front of the right front passenger.because inflation would not help the occupant. Inflation is determined by the angle of the impact and the vehicle’s deceleration. the threshold levelis related hardware are all partof the airbag modules about 9 to 15 mph (14 to 24 W). The threshold level packed insidethe steering wheel and in the instrument can vary. What makes an air bag inflate? When shouldan air bag inflate? In a frontal or near-frontalimpact of sufficient severity. The inflator. side impacts. The air bag is notdesigned to inflate in rollovers. vehicle strikes something that will move ordeform. the air bag sensingsystem detects thatthe vehicle is The air bag is designed to inflate in moderate to severe suddenly stopping as a result of a crash. In any particular crash. the thresholdlevel will be higher. Vehicle damage is only one indication of this. air bag. and wall that doesn’tmove or deform. which-‘jnflates theair bag. however.no one can say whetheran air bag shouldhave inflated simply because of the damage to a vehicle orbecause of what the repair costs were. it can besomewhat~aboveor below this range. with specific vehicle design.The air bag will inflate system triggers achemical reaction of the sodium azide only if the impact speed is above the system’sdesigned sealed in the inflator.

windshields are brokenby vehicle deformation. the air bag system into contact with you will not be hot to the touch. nor will it stop people from leaving the vehicle. After instrument panel for the rightfront passenger’s bag.The service manualfor your driver from seeing or frombeing able to steer the vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. but the partof the bag thatcomes bag system.If you don’t get them. you’ll needsome new parts for your air be hot for a short time. it quickly deflates. primarily because an occupant’s motionis not towardthe air bag. will be some smoke and dustcoming from vents in the A new system will include airbag modules and deflated air bags. stopping the occupant more gradually. and then only in 1 i moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal collisions. Air bag inflation will not prevent the possibly other parts. bag inflated.Some components of the air bag modulein the steering wheel hub for the driver’s air bag. even belted occupantscan contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel.This occurs Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the so quickly thatsome people may not even realize theair right front passenger air bag. Air bags distribute the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body. including rollovers and rear and side impacts.The air bag supplements@e protection provided by safety belts. will they inflate. But air bags would not help you in many typesof collisions. After the air baginflates. vehicle. What w liyou see after an air bag inflates? In many crashes severe enough to inflate an air bag. or the The air bags are designedto inflate only once. .There won’t be there to help protect you in another crash. Air bags should never be regarded as anything more than a supplementto safety belts. How does an airbag restrain? In moderate tosevere frontal or near-frontal collisions.


. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt. it’s more likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in a crash.. For pregnant women.Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts workfor everyone. and the lap portion shouldbe worn as low as possible throughout the pregnancy. 1-22 . including pregnant women. The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. Like all occupants. When a safety beltis worn properly. the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. as for anyone. they are more likely beto seriously injuredif they don’t wear safety belts. .

. tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. If you find thatthe latch plate willnot go fully into the buckle. which has no retractor.Right Front Passenger Position Lap Belt The right front passenger’s safety beltworks the same If your vehicle hasfront and rear bench seats. someone way as the driver’s safety belt. earlier in this section.you have a lap safety belt. it will lock. To make the belt longer.see if you are usingthe buckle for the center passenger position. let it go back all the way and start again. Center Passenger Position When you sit in a center seating position. If your vehicle has a centerpassenger position. When the lap portion of the belt is pulled out all the way.See “Driver Position. be sure to use the correctbuckle when buckling your lap-shoulder belt. If it does.’’ can sit in the center positions.

To make the belt shorter. 1-24 . Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions n Buckle.If the belt isn’t longenough. on the buckle is positioned Make sure the release button so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if-youever had to. see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section. It’s very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statisticsshow that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. Rear passengers who aren’t safety beltedcan be thrown out of the vehiclein a crash.pull its free end as shownuntil Rear Seat Passengers the beltis snug.

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The safety belt locksif there's a sudden stop or a crash.These parts of the'body are best able to take belt restraining forces.force to the strong pelvic bones.If you slid underit.over the shoulder and across the chest.This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go . To unlatch the belt.just push the buttonon the buckle.And you'd be less likely to slide under the lap belt. the belt would apply force at your abdomen. .

about half-way down the Children andSmall Adults edge of the seatback. Pull the elastic cord out from between theedge of and for small adults. Slide the guide under and pastthe belt. 1-27 . There is one guide for each outside passenger position in 2.The comfort guides pull the the seatback and the interior body toremove the shoulder belts awayfrom the neck and head. The elastic the rear seat. guide from its storage clip.Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for seatback and the interior body.You will find them tuckedin between the cord must be under the belt.Here is how you should install the comfort guides on the shoulder belts: Rear shoulder belt comfort guides willprovide added comfort for children whohave outgrown child restraints 1.

5. the retractor. Make sure that the guide is between the button stopon the belt and the retractor.3. See “Safety Belts. The keeps the belt from going toofar into the retractorat elastic cord must be under the belt and theguide on the topof the seatback. Make sure thatthe shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. Pull the shoulder belt out of top. 1-28 . Buckle the belt around the child. Rear SeatPassengers” in the Index. Insertthe two edges of the belt into the slotsof the guide. and place the guide over the belt. and make sure that both the lap belt and the shoulder belt are secured properly. There is a “button stop’’ on the shoulder belt that 4.


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. '. Here's why: 1-31 ..I Child Restraints Be sure to follow the instructions for the restraint... You may find these instructions onthe restraint itself orin a booklet. . Where to Put the Restraint Accident statistics show that childrenare safer if they are restrainedin the rear ratherthan the front seat.. The instructions thatcome with the infant or child restraint will show you how to do that... Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat.but the child also has to be secured within the restraint tohelp reduce the chance of personal injury..These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle. or both... We at General Motors therefore recommend that youput your child restraintin the rear seat.

If you need to have an anchor installed. If your child restraint has a top strap. Keep in mind thatan unsecured child restraint can move around in a collisionor sudden stop and injure people in the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle-. youcan ask your Oldsmobile retailerto put it in for you. your retailercan tell you how to doit. If you want to installan anchor yourself. be sure to secure the child restraint properly. I 1-32 . Top Strap Wherever you install it. it should be anchored.even when no childis in it.

2. put it behind the child restraint. about the top strapif the child restraint has one. portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear around the restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint asthe Use the tetherhardware ht available from the retailer. instructions provided in the kit. U . Put the restraint on the seat.See the earlier part strap must be anchored according to Canadian Law. Outside Seat Position If the shoulder belt goesin front of the child’sface or neck. The hardware and installation instructionswere 3. instructions say. Your retailer can obtain thehardware kit and install it 1.For cars first sold inCanada. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Followthe instructions for you. or you may install it yourself using the for the child restraint. Pick up the latch plate. and run the lap and shoulder specifically designed for this vehicle. child restraintswith a top You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt.


Rear Seat Position You’ll be using the lap belt. 7 .The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to workfor an adult or larger child passenger. To remove the child restraint. To tighten the belt.6.just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and letit go back all the way.feed the lap beltinto the retractor Securing a Child Restraint in the Center while you push down on the child restraint. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions tobe sure it is secure. .


turn the latch plate over and buckle it again. securethe restraint in a different placein the vehicle and contact the child restraintmaker for their advice about how to attach the child restraint properly. U Your vehicle hasa right front passenger air bag.It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. To remove the child restraint.7.Never put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat. If it isn’t. If the child restraint Front Seat Position isn’t secure. Here’s why: .just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt. Then see if it is secure. Push and pull the child restraint in different Securing a Child Restraint in the Right directions to be sure it is secure.

and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint.(See “Seats” in the Index.The child restraint instructions will show you how.) 2. 5. Put the restraint on the seat. Make surethe release buttonis positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1.You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt.See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. putit behind the child restraint. Because your vehiclehas a rightfront passenger air bag. 4. If the shoulder beltgoes in front of the child’sface or neck. Pick up the latch plate. Follow the instructions for the child restraint. Buckle the belt. 1-38 . Secure the childin the child restraint as the instructions say. 3. always movethe seat asfarback as it will go before securinga forward-facing child restraint.



If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position.but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child’s shoulder. . see “Rear Safety BeltComfort Guides” in the Index. you might want to place the child in the center seat position. but the childis so small that the shoulder belt is or neck? very close to the child’s face A: Move the child toward the centerof the vehicle. the one that has only a lap belt. 1-41 . If the child isso small that the shoulder belt is still very close to the child’s face or neck. so that in a crashthe child’s upper body would have the restraint that belts provide.What if a childis wearing a lap-shoulder belt.

1-42 . This applies belt force to the child’s pelvic bones ina crash. Wherever the childsits.just touching the child’s thighs. the lap portionof the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips.

Checking Your Restraint Systems If your seat adjuster won’t work after a crash. your After a very minor collision. Collision that you choose. retractors. It’sfree. the extender will be long enough for you.Don’t let someone else use it. take the heaviest coat you will wear.do you need new belts? But if a safety belt isn’tlong enough to fasten. get a newone right away. retailer will order you an extender. The extender will be just for you. They can rip apart underimpact forces. the special Now and then. Look for any otherloose or damaged restraint system parts. If you see anything that might keep a restraintsystem from doing its job. latch part of the safety belt that goes through the seat tothe plates. Torn or frayed belts maynot protect you in a crash. buckles. YQU Parts After a Crash should use it. If you’ve had a crash. may be necessary even if the belt wasn’t being used at the time of the collision.Safety Belt Extender Replacing Seat and Restraint System If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you. andjust for the seat in your vehicle If belts are cut ordamaged. replace them. just attach it or seat parts repaired or replaced. and use it damage also may mean you will need to have safety belt only for the seatit is made to fit. as they would be if worn go in to orderit. . then you need new belts. have it repaired. When you But if the beltswere stretched. so during a more severe crash. worlung properly. To wear it. nothing may be necessary. If a belt is torn or frayed. make sureall your belts. New parts and repairs to the regular safety belt. anchorages and reminder systems are adjuster may need to be replaced.

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Keys .

If you lose your keys. you’llbe able to havenew ones made easilyusing these plugs or tags. Your retailer can help determine which blank you need. 2-2 . The ignition keys arefor the When a new Oldsmobile is delivered. to help doors and all other locks. the retailer ignition only.the ignition key may not have a plug.If your ignitionkeys don’t have plugs or tags.it will have a bar-coded key tag. discourage theft. You may even have to damage your vehicle to get in. If the ignition key doesn’t have a plug. Each plug or tag has code a on it that tells your retailer or a qualifiedlocksmith how to make extra keys. The door keys are for the There are 15 alternative PASS-Key@ blanks.So be sure you have extra keys. Keep the plugs or key tagin a safe place. NOTICE: Your Oldsmobile has a number of new features that can help prevent theft. go to yourOldsmobile retailer for the correct keycode if you need a new ignition key. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys inside. removes the plugsfrom the keys and gives them to the first owner. However.

slidethe locking lever up.that’s a safety feature. Power Door Locks With powerdoor locks. you can lock or unlock all the doors of your vehiclefrom the driver or front passenger door lock switch. To unlock the door. It won’t lock (or unlock) all of the doors -. use your door key or Remote Lock Control. From the outside. 2-3 .Door Locks From the inside. slide the locking lever down. There are several ways tolock and unlock your vehicle. if your vehicle hasthis option. tolock the door. The switch on each rear door works only that door’s lock.

it will not lock. I DRIVER DOOR AJAR . then move the shift lever back into PARK (P). 3.. and remainlocked until youuse the manual the doors will lock. REAR DOOR AJAR 4. automatically.every time you stopand move or power door unlock switch. Move the shift lever outof PARK (P). 4. then move Programmable Automatic Door Locks the shift lever back intoPARK (P). To reprogram the door locks to lock and unlock when If someone needs to get out while you're not in PARK you shift in and outof PARK (P) do the following: (P). Keep your foot on thebrake pedal. 1. Press and hold the driver's powerdoor lock switch. Close your doors and turn the ignition on. 5. will displayone of these messages: 1. your doors will unlock. all of PARK (P). . (Option) 5. When the door is closed again. PASSENGER DOOR AJAR 3. And. a chime will soundand the information center PARK (P). Just use the manual or powerlock to lock 2.Door Open Reminder: If you have the information You can program the automaticdoor lock feature to center anda door is not fully closed when the transaxle allow the doors to remain locked after you shift into is in gear. your shift leverinto PARK (P). Close your doors and turn the ignition on. Release the lock switch. Just close your doors and turn on the ignition. have that person use the manual or power lock. the door again. Press and hold the driver's power door unlock switch. i ' 2. Release the unlock switch. i"" ~ ' . Every Yourdoors will now lock when you shift out of time you move your shift lever out of P m K (P). . Keep yourfoot on the brake pedal. Move your shift lever outof PARK (P).

Rear Door Security Locks The rear doors of your vehiclecannot be openedfrom inside when thisfeature is in use. Move the lever all the way up to the ENGAGED position. and how to cancel thelocks. opening the rear doors of If you don’t cancel the securitylock feature. security locks thathelp prevent passengers from 2. If you want toopen a Your Oldsmobile is rear door when the security lock is on: equipped with reardoor 1. 2-5 . 1. The rear door locks will now work normally. the rear door from the inside. Move the lever all the way down. adults or your vehiclefrom the older children whoride in the rear won’tbe able to open inside. 3. Unlock the door from the inside. Do the same for the other rear door. Then open the door from the outside. 2. 3. You should let adults and older children know how these security locks work. Unlock the door from the inside and open the door from the outside. To cancel the reardoor security lock: 1. Close the door. To use one of these locks: 2. Do the same thing to the other reardoor lock.


.S e your retailer to match trausmitters to mother vehicle.

5.insert the door key transmitter should last about two years. Reassemble the transmitter. it’s probablytime to change the batteries. bottom half first. You can tell the batteries are weakif the transmitter won’t work at the normal range in anylocation. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works. 2. 4. and turnit. 2-8 . To replace batteriesin the Remote Lock Control transmitter: 1. Lift the front cover off. Remove the screw from back cover. Check the transmitter operation. the batteries in your key chain To unlock the trunkfrom the outside.Battery Replacement Trunk Lock Under normal use.

The Trunk power trunkrelease usable. thiswill help keep someone fromgetting into steering column to release your trunk. Movethe switch toON to again make the the trunk lid. Security override switch The optional remote lockcontrol transmitter will open must bein the ON position. . If you lock your glove box door and take the Press therelease button door key with you (and your remote lock control if so located tothe left of the equipped). the trunk evenif the override switchis in the OFF and thetransaxle in position. using a commercial parking lot. However. To open. Vehicle theftis big business.Power Trunk Release (Option) Move the switch to OFF to override the power trunk release. This feature is standard with Theft vehicles equipped with Power Trunk Release. there are ways valuables in the trunk when you can help. Glove Box Use the door key to lock and unlock the glove box. lift the latchrelease on the left side of the glove Trunk Security Override (Option) box door. especiallyin some cities. we know that nothing we put on it useful if you want to leave can makeit impossible to steal. Inside the glovebox is an Although your Oldsmobile hasa number of theft override switch that is deterrent features.

Put your valuables in a storage area. But what if you have to leave your ignition key? What if When you park yourOldsmobile and open the driver’s you have to leave something valuable in your vehicle? door. it’s an easy targetfor joy riders or professional your vehicle. Key in the Ignition Parking Lots If you walk awayfrom your vehicle with the keys If you parkin a lot where someone willbe watching inside. and so will 2. Lock all the doors except the driver’s. close all windows and lock your vehicle. Your steering wheel willbe locked. Then take the door key with you. ~ Park in a lighted spot.or take them with you.it’s best tolock it up and takeyour keys. And remember to lock the doors. Always do trunk or glove box.so don’t do it. Lock the glove box. this. thieves -. you’ll hear chime a reminding you to remove your 1. like your 1 key from the ignition and take it with you. . Parking at Night 4. your ignition and transaxle. Remember tokeep your valuables outof sight. 3. Put themin a storage area.

If your vehicle does start. If the starter still won’t work. the key may be dirty or wet. At this time. a match.it shuts down the vehicle’s starter Your vehicle is and fuel systems. or if you have the information center and you getthe CLEAN KEY-WAIT 3 MIN message. See your Oldsmobile retailer or a locksmith who can service the PASS-Key%. Turn the ignition off. If the starter won’t work with the other key. 2-11 . If the engine does notstart and the SECURITYlight is on. your vehicle needs service. For about three minutes. PASS-Key% uses a resistor to be clean and dry. Wait about three minutes and try means you don’thave to do anything different to arm or again. It works when you insert or remove time.PASS-Key@% When the PASS-Key% system senses that someone is using the wrong key.the starter equipped with the won’t work andfuel won’t go to the engine. The security light mayremain on during this disarm the system. This Clean and drythe key. check the fuse (see “Fuses and CircuitBreakers” in the Index). The ignition key mustbe clean and drybefore it’s inserted in the ignition orthe engine may not start. andthe key appears the key from the ignition. waitabout three minutes and try pellet in the ignition key thatmatches a decoder in your another ignition key. you may also want to vehicle. If someone PASS-Key% tries tostart your vehicle again or uses another key (Personalized during this time.the vehicle willnot start. PASS-Key% is a passive theft deterrent system. This Automotive Security discourages someonefrom randomly trying different System) theft deterrent keys with different resistor pelletsin an attempt to make system. thefirst ignition key maybe faulty.

the starter won’t work and the SECURITY light willflash or. -- 1.But you don’thave to wait ‘three minutes before trying another ignition key. 3. PASSKEY SYSTEM PROB message. . is not working properly 200 miles (322 km) or so. broken in. Your 2. During this and mustbe serviced by your Oldsmobile retailer. guideline every time you get new brake linings. or with theinformation center you get the -- slow for thefirst 500 miles (804 km).If you accidentally usea key that hasa damaged or New Vehicle 6LBreak-InS’ missing resistor pellet.” See “Towinga Trailer” in the Index for more information. Your time your new brake linings aren’tyet vehicle is not protected bythe PASS-Key@% system.see your Oldsmobile retailer or a locksmith who can service replacement. Don’t drive at any one speed fast or If you’re ever drivingand the SECURITY lightcomes on. Your modern Oldsmobile doesn’tneed an elaborate “break-in. Hard stops withnew linings can mean premature wear and earlier If you lose or damagea PASS-Key’II ignition key. Follow this “breaking-in” PASS-Key% to have a new key made. you will be able to restart yourengine if youturn it off. Don’t make full-throttlestarts. Avoid making hard stops for the first PASS-Key% system.the CLEAN KEY-WAIT 3 MIN NOTICE: message will appear.” But it will perform better See your Oldsmobile retailer ora locksmith who can in the long run if you followthese guidelines: service the PASS-Key% tohave a new key made. if you have the information center. however. Don’t tow a trailer during“break-in.

Use this positionif your vehiclemust be pushed ortowed. A warning chime will soundif you open the A E driver’s door when the ignition is off and thekey is in the ignition. (B)LOCK: The only positionin which you can remove the key. and transaxle. ignition and transaxle.Ignition Switch (A) ACCESSORY:An “on” position in which you can operate your electrical power accessories. This locks your steeringwheel. 2-13 . ignition. When the engine starts. and to displaysome instrument panel warning lights. But even whenthe engine is not running. but does not send electrical power to any accessories. (E) START Starts the engine. (D) RUN: An “on” position to whichthe switch returns after you start yourengine and releasethe switch. The ignition switch will return to run for normal driving. but never try to push-start your vehicle. Press in the ignition switch as youturn the topof it toward you. you the switchto five positions: can use RUN to operate your electrical power accessories. release the key. (C) OFF: Unlocks the steering wheel. The switch stays in the RUN position when theengine is With the ignition keyin the ignition switch. youcan turn running.

Move your shift lever toPARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Shift toPARK (P)only when your If your key seems stuck in LOCK andyou can’t vehicle is stopped. .let the key or the ignition switch.that’s a Retained Accessory Power: If you have the optional safety feature. NOTICE: Don’t try to shift toPARK (P) if your Oldsmobile is moving. If it is. Without pushing the accelerator pedal. Your engine won’tstart in any other position-. even remove the key. power is turned off.To restart when you’re already moving. turn it. When you opena door. engine gets warm. then turn the steeringwheel left and rightwhile you To start your3.Using a tool to force it could break ignition key toSTART. Key Reminder Warning: If you leave your key in the Starting Your Engine 1 1 ignition. be sure it is all the way in. you will hear a warning chime when you open the driver’s door.The idle speed will go down as your works. remote lock control. you will still have electrical power to such accessories as the radio and power windows for 1 up to 10 minutes. then yourvehicle needs service. turn your your hand.8 Liter engine: turn the key hard. If you do. after you turn your ignition off and use NEUTRAL (N) only. you could damage the NOTICE: transaxle. When the engine starts.If none of this go of the key. in the off position. But turn the key only with 1.

2. NOTICE: NOTICE: Holding your key in START for longer than Your engine is designed to workthe with electronics 15 seconds a t . stops). Try pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the Driving Through Deep Standing Water floor and holdingit there as you hold the keyin START for about three seconds. If it doesn’t start right away. you If don’t. check with your retailer. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle. drive through themvery slowly. If’you add electrical parts or drained muchsooner. you could change the way the fuel damage your starter motor.If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again. without damaging yourvehicle. If you can’t avoid deep puddlesor standingwater. START for about three tofive seconds at a time until If you ever have to have your vehicle towed. And the excessive heat can accessories. Wait about15 seconds between the part of this manual thattells how to doit each try to help avoid draining your battery. If you drive too quicklythrough deep puddles or This clears theextra gasoline from the engine. it couldbe flooded with too much gasoline. injection system operates. 2-15 . water cancome in through your waiting about 15 seconds. After standing water. repeat the normal starting engine’s air intake andbadly damage your procedure. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then Your Vehicle” in theIndex. engine. but NOTICE: this time keep the pedal down for five or six seconds. Before adding electrical equipment. a time will cause your battery to be in your vehicle.do the same thing. See “Towing 3. see your engine starts. hold your key in your engine mightnot performproperly.

. bestme to store the cordas it was beforetokeep itaway from moving engine parts. it could be damaged.After you’ve used the coolmt heater.If you don’t.

Automatic Transaxle P RN0321 c Your automatic transaxle mayhave a shiftlever located on the steeringcolumn or on the console between the seats. before starting the engine. It's the best brake-transaxle shift interlock.Your Oldsmobile has a PARK (P):This locks your front wheels. Ensure the shift lever is fullyin PARK (P) range There are several different positionsfor your shift lever. when the ignition key isin the ON position. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P).push the shift lever all the way into PARK (P) and also release the shiftlever button on floor shift 2-17 . ease pressure on the shift lever -.You have to fully apply position to use when youstart your engine because your your regular brakebefore you can shift from PARK (P) vehicle can't move easily.


than 35 mph (56 kmh) and 0OVERDRIVE for Use 0or THIRDas much as possible. or if it seems not to shift gears. push your When driving on hilly.It can help control your speed as you go down steep NOTICE: mountain roads. 0 When going down a steep hill. your NOTICE: vehicle can be damaged. You’ll shift down tothe next gear andhave more power. something may be wrong witha transaxle system sensor. If your vehicle seems to start up ratherslowly.So.you 5 miles (8 km). if this happens. 2-19 .@ AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE:This position is for THIRD GEAR(3): This is like @. and into OVERDRIVE. Until then.If you needmore power for passing. SECOND (2): This position gives you more powerbut lower fuel economy. or at speeds over55 mph can use SECOND (2) when you are driving less (88 km/h).as you go faster. Don’t shift into SECOND unless you are going slower than 65 mph (105 kmh). oryou can damage yourengine. but you never go normal driving. accelerator pedal about halfway down. You can use SECOND on hills. or you can damage yourtransaxle. Here aresome times you might you’re: choose THIRD instead of @: Going less than about 35 mph (56 km/h). but then you would also want to use your brakesoff and on. If you drive veryfar that way.so there is less shifting 0 Going about 35 mph (56 km/h) or more. push the between gears. higher speeds. accelerator all the waydown. have Don’t drive in SECOND(2) for more than your vehicle serviced rightaway. winding roads. When towing a trailer.

don’ttry to drive. If the ignition is on. You can useit on very steep hills. into first gear until the vehicle NOTICE: If your frontwheels can’t rotate. the transaxlewon’t shift is going slowly enough. using the “push to release” park brake pedal. hold the regular brake pedal down and push the park brake pedal with your left foot. or in deep snow or mud. If you I 2-20 . To release the parking brake.This will unlock the pedal. When you lift your leftfoot. This might happenif you were stuck in very deepsand or mud were or up againsta solid object. This could overheat and damage the PARK (P) transaxle. If the selector lever is put in FIRST. the brake system warning light willcome on. don’t hold your vehicle there with only the accelerator pedal. hold the regular brake pedal to holdyour vehicle in position ona hin. Use your brakes or shift into To set the parking brake. if you stop whengoing uphill. down with your right foot. Also. the park brake pedal will follow it to the released position. Push down the parking brake pedal with your left foot. You could damage yourtransaxle. FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power Parking Brake (but lowerfuel economy) thanSECOND.

try to drive away with the parking brake on. and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle. That section explains what to do first to keep the trailerfrom moving. If you are towing a traileror parking on ahill. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set theparking brake. Steering Column Shift Lever 1. thechime can be turnedoff by pressing RESET. 2-21 . If you have the electronic cluster. NOTICE: Driving with the parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. the brake Shifting Into PARK (P) light stays on and achime sounds until you release the parking brake or recyclethe ignition. You may have to replace them.but the PARKING BRAKE SET message will remain. see “Towing a Trailer”in the Index.

0 Pull the lever toward you.If you can walk away from your vehicle withthe ignition key in is in PARK (P). Remove the key and takeit with you.2. Move the ignition keyto LOCK. Move the shift leverinto the PARK (P) position as Move the lever up asfar as it will go. your hand. follows: 3. your vehicle 2-22 - . 4.

If you can means that the shift lever wasn’t fully locked into walk awayfrom your vehicle with the ignition key in PARK (P). After you’ve movedthe shift leverinto PARK (P) position. If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine 2. Move the shiftlever into the PARK (P) position as running. 2-23 . your vehicleis in PARK (P). without first pushing the button). your hand. if you have the console shift 3. lever.it 4. Then. see if you can @ Push the lever all the way toward thefront of move the shiftlever away from PARK (P) without first your vehicle. Hold in the button on the lever. hold the regular brake pedal down. Hold the brake pedal down with your rightfoot and Running set the parking brake. If you can. Move the ignition keyto LOCK.Console Shift Lever Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine 1. Remove the key and take it with you. pulling it toward you (or. be sure your vehicle is PARKin (P) and your follows: parking brake is firmly set before you leave it.

Then in the Index. (Press the When you are ready to drive. shift console models. transaxle intoPARK (P) properly.” To Index. ease pressureon into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver’s the shiftlever -.set the parking brake and then shift If you cannot shift outof PARK (P). You may find it difficult to pull the shift position. To find out how. Turn the key tooff.see “Shifting IntoPARK (P)” PARK (P) as you maintain brake application. 2. you may needhave to If you ever holdthe brake pedal downbut stdl can’t another vehicle pushyours a little uphill to takesome of shift outof PARK (P). This is called “torque lock. movethe shift lever outof shift lever button before moving the shift lever on floor PARK (P) before you release the parking brake.push the shift leverall the way into seat. Start the vehicle and then shift to the drive gear you want. prevent torque lock. move the shift lever into the gear you wish. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 3. try this: the pressurefrom the transaxle. Open and close the driver’s door lever outof PARK (P). to turnoff the Retained Accessory Power feature. 2-24 I . Apply and hold the brake until the end of step 4. See “Shifting the Automatic Transaxle”in the lever out of PARK (P).so you can pull the shift 1. 4.) If “torque lock” does occur. 5. the weightof the You have to fullyapply your regular brakebefore you vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in can shift from PARK (P) when the ignitionis in the on the transaxle.Torque Lock Shifting Outof PARK (P) If you are parlungon a hill and you don’t shift your Your Oldsmobile has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. Have the vehicle fixed as soon asyou can.

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0 Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator To signal a turn. These positions allowyou to signal a turnor a lane change. move the lever all way the up or down. The lever on the leftside of the steering column The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two includes your: downward (forleft) positions. the lever will return WindshieldWipers automatically. 0 WindshieldWasher Cruise Control (Option) Flash-to-Pass 2-28 . . 0 Headlamp High-Low Beam' When the turn is finished.f i r n SignaVMultifunctionLever Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator ".

your turn signal bulb is burned out. To signal alane change. green arrows don’t go on at all when you signal a turn. pullthe turn signallever all the way toward you. If the To use it. 2-29 . a return to low beam.and rear headlamps will switch to low beam. The lever will returnby itself when you release it. With this flasher installed. direction of the turn orlane change. It and other drivers won’tsee your turn signal. pull the turn signal lever toward you. the system Index.To If you have added wiringfor the towing a trailer. To change the headlamps from low beamto high or high A green arrow on the instrument panel will flash in the to low. Justpull the lever until it clicks. works normally. achime will sound after Headlamp High-Low Beam Changer you’ve driven 3/4 of a mile. a signal bulb may be burned out signal a driver infront of you that youwant to pass. and on highbeam. See “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the If your headlamps are on. you complete your lane change. a blue light on the until the green arrow starts to flash. check the fuse. burned out. Flash-to-Pass As you signal a turn or a lane change. Your headlamps will shift to highbeam and stay there. different turn signal flasher may be used. pull the lever toward you.If a bulb is works evenif your headlamps are off. just raise or lower the lever When the high beams are on. but on lowbeam. working.To get back to high turn signallamps regularly to make sure they are beam. if the arrows don’t This feature lets you use your high beam headlamps to flash but just stay on. replaceit to help avoid an accident. Check the front.the signal indicator willflash even if a If your headlampsare on. Then release it.just pull the lever toward you.If you leave the turn signal on. Hold it there until instrument panel also willbe on.


The wipers will clear the window and then adding water. either stop or return to your preset speed.push and hold the paddle. This allows for FLUID will appear in the information center. and damage your washer fluid tank and vehicles withthe reminder package have a LOWWASH other partsof the watersystem. washer systemand paint. mud splashcan block your vision. It can damage your often. water FLUID light that willcome on. Check your washer fluid level windshield washer.You could hit another Don’t use radiator antifreezein your vehicle orgo off the road.For more Don’t mix water with ready-to-use washer washer cycles. on the windshield. 2-31 .push the paddle for less than one follow the manufacturer’s instructions for second. ifthe fluid level in thewindsheld Fill your washer fluid tankonly 3/4 fuIl washer bottleis low. which could damage the tankif Driving without washer fluidcan be dangerous. To spray washer fluid When using concentrated washerfluid. Also. On vehicles withthe doesn’t cleanas well as washerfluid. Electronic Cluster. themessage LOW WASHER when it’s very cold. A bad it is completely full. fluid.Windshield Washer At the top of the turn signallmultifunction lever there’s a paddle with the word PUSH on it. expansion. Water can cause the solution to freeze If the fluid level in the windshield washer is low.

you can maintain a speedof about 25 mph (40 krn/h) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 krdh). you may turn the cruise control back on. This can really help on long trips.) When road conditions allow you to safely use it again. cruise control will automatically disengage. 2-32 .Cruise Control (Option) With cruise control. If your vehicle isin cruise control when the optional Ltrol When you apply your brakes. (See “Traction Control System’’in the Index. the cruise con traction control system beginsto limit wheel spin. the shllts off.

hold the switch at R/A. This. 3. You’ll go right back up to yourchosen speed and stay there. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal. So unless you want to go faster. But you don’t needto reset it. you can move the cruise control switch from ON to RfA (Resume/Accelerate) for about half a second. don’t 2. and then you applythe brake. Once you’re going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more. Push in the SET button at the end of the lever and release it.To Set Cruise Control To Resume a Set Speed 1. Move the cruise control Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed switch to ON. Get up to the speed you want. 2-33 . of course. 4. If you holdthe switch at R/A longer than half a second. the vehicle willkeep going faster until you release the switch or applythe brake. You could be startled and even lose control. shutsoff the cruise control.

6 km/h) slower. Eachtime you do this. your vehicle will slow the switch toR/A for less than half a second and then down to the cruise control speed you set earlier. When To increase your speed invery small amounts. i Move the cruiseswitch from ON to R/A. Here’s the There are two ways toreduce your speed while using first: cruise control: 0 Use the acceleratorpedal to get to the higher speed. the button and the accelerator pedal. your vehicle willgo about 1 mph (1. push the cruise at the higher speed. Hold it Passing Another Vehicle While Using there untilyou get up to the speed you want. move you take your footoff the pedal. you’ll go 1 mph (1. You’ll now To slow down in very small amounts.6 M)faster. 2-34 . Push in the button at the endof the lever until you 0 Push the button at theend of the lever. To Increase Speed While Using Cruise To Reduce Speed While Using Cruise Control Control There are two ways togo to ahigher speed. Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. release it. then release reach the lower speed you want. button for less than half a second. and Cruise Control then release the switch. The accelerate feature will only work after you turn on the cruise control and push the SET button.Each time you do i Here’s the second way to go to ahigher speed: this. then release it.

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It is possible that your headlamps might go out if you drive from a dark area into a bright area. when theare when your lamps are on. .If this happens.Instrument Panel Intensity Control Twilight Sentinel (Option) You can brighten ordim The twilight sentinel does your instrument cluster. such as a lighted parking lot. MIN MAX Rotate the controlaKthe way to MAX and you willturn Avoid covering the sensor located near the windshield on the interior courtesy lamps. two things. needed. the twilight sentinel the INTEFUOR control turns on your headlamps between MIN and MAX automatically. First. by the defroster outlet. climate control. turn on your headlamps with the regular headlamp switch. depending radio.otherwise your headlamps will stay on. and on how darkit becomes interior lamps by rotating outside.

Second. . These are the warnings that could appear in the MAX for the three minute delay. TAIL LAMP OUT Lamps On Reminder BACK-UP LAMP OUT If you open the drivers door with the ignition off and REAR LAMP OUT while leaving the lamps on. the message LAMP MONLINK PROB will appear in the information center. If you have the Driver Information Center. Rotate it the other way information center: to reduce the delay. LOW BEAM LAMP OUT then back off. the twilight sentinel will keep yourheadlamps Lamp Warning System on for up to three minutes. move the control to the right to turnit on. REAR TURN LAMP OUT FRONT TURN LAMP OUT FRONT PARK LAMP OUT If there is a malfunctionin the monitoring system. it provides a warning when aheadlamp or other exterior lampis not To operate the twilight sentinel. HIGH BEAM LAMP OUT If it was off. you will hear a continuous warning tone. Rotate the control to OFF to turn of the twilight sentinel. 2-37 .to light your way when you leave your vehicle. rotatethe control to working. The lamps will come back on when you CENTER STOP LAMP OUT put the transaxle in gear.

only your low-beam headlamps will be on. come on at reduced brightness in daylight when: As with any vehicle. The headlamp switch is off. and 0 The transaxle is not in PARK (P). move the control to the right to turn it on. and before sunset. This will provide more light for cornering either. Your instrument panel won’tbe lighted signal a turn. At night you can turn off all exterior lamps when you A light sensor on top of the instrument panel makes the are in PARK (P) by moving the twilight sentinel control DRL work. The other Daytime Running Lamps( D m ) make it easier to see lamps that come on with your headlamps will also come the frontof your vehicle during the day. If it was off. the regular lamps helpful in many different driving conditions. you should turn on the regular 0 The ignition is on headlamp system any time you need it. Cornering Lamps (Option) When the DRL are on. all the wayto OFF. ~ 2-38 - . The lamps will come The DRL system will make your low beam headlamps back on when you put the transaxle in gear. When it is dark enough outside. so be sure it isn’t covered. your low-beam Daytime Running Lamps (Canada Only) headlamps will change to full brightness. then backoff. but they will go off. When it is bright enough outside. at night. sidemarker and other lamps The cornering lamps are designed to comeon when you won’t be on. DRL can be on. The taillamps. and your low-beam headlamps change to the can be especially helpful in the short periods after dawn reduced brightness of DRL.

again to turn the lamp off.Front Reading Lamps (Option. ... .. '. . Rear Reading Lamps (Option) These lamps and the interior These lamps go on when 1 courtesy lamps will come you open a door._.. They will turn off when you close the door. Press it . 2-39 . .- ._ ( % <.. ... .. ~ a readinglamp when the doors are closed.be sure to turn off all front and rear reading lamps when leaving your vehicle. I' .. I ..To turn on on when you open a door. ... press the lens of thelamp you want on.:. To turn on the readinglamps when the doorsare closed..' .. .. Pressit again to turn the lamp off. To avoid draining your vehicle's battery..: lens of the lamp.. .. press the :... ._:..


2. Normal Calibration: Compass variance is the difference between magnetic Drive the vehicle on your everyday routine. insert apaper clip into the small hole on thebottom of the mirror housing.Once the compass is calibrated. If this happens. The letter C should be displayed in the mirrorcompass window. Locate your location on the zone map. and the north and geographic north. Turn vehicle ignition switchon. If not. but keep holding until the letterC appears. hold in the calibration switchfor more than 10 seconds.To hold in the calibration switch. The display will show a number first. follow these instructions to set the variance for your particular location: 1. between the twocan be great enough tocause false compass readings. 3. it does not need tobe recalibrated for any zone as long asthe mirror is left in your vehicle and the vehicleremains in the same geographical zone. 2-41 . To calibrate the compass: 1. Noteyour zone number. In some areas the difference compass will eventually calibrate. Quick Calibration: Drive the vehicle in a 360-degree circle at less than 5 mph (8 M)until the display reads a compass direction. andthe letter C will appear. Set the switch on the mirror control to C M .

stop you are sitting in a pressing the calibration switch and the display will show comfortable driving compass direction within a few seconds. position. behind your vehicle when unce the desired zone number is displayed. To hold in the calibration switch. mirrors should be adjusted so you canjust see the side 3. insert a paper intoclip The outside rearview the small hole on the bottom of the mirror housing. . A convex m i ~ ~ o rsurface ’s is curved so you can see more Adjust the driver’s side outside mirror with the lever on from the driver’s seat. Repeatedly press the calibration switch until the of your vehicle and the area number for the new zone entry is displayed. Convex Outside Mirror Your passenger’s side mirroris convex. Hold inthe calibration switchfor five seconds until the Manual Remote Control Mirrors current zone entry number appears in the display. the driver’s door.2.

2-43 . The net isn’tfor larger. Then move the lever to adjust each mirror so that youcan just see the side of your vehicle Put small loads. Turn the lever to theleft to select the driver’s side Your vehicle may have a convenience net. You’ll see it rearview mirror. To lock the controls. You can unhook the net so that it will lieflat when you’re not using it. behind the net to help and the area behind your vehicle when you are sitting in keep them from falling over during sharp turns or quick a comfortable driving position. turnthe lever tothe center position. heavierloads. side rearview mirror.Power Remote Control Mirrors (Option) Convemence Net (Option) The lever on the driver’s door armrest controls both outside rearview mirrors. Store them in the trunk as far forward as you can. starts and stops. or tothe right to select the passenger’s just inside the back wall of the trunk. like grocery bags.

while the auxiliary sunshade remains to block glarefrom the front.you can swing down the visors. c To block out glare. You can also remove themfrom the center mountand swing them tothe side. Placeyour glasses inside the door. To close thedoor. Sunglasses Storage (Option) Sun Visors Some models have a storage compartment for glasses in your overhead console. raise it and press it into position. Press the release button to lower the door. .

. gloves.You can You can store coins in theremovable coin holder. . & . snap the edges back into place. .To open it. tapes. the lamps come on when youopen the cover. If it breaks away. lift the front edge. -. The front armrest opens into a storage areafor cassette If your vehicle hasthe optional lighted vanity mirrors. and adjust the brightness of the lamps by movingthe switch the dual cup holder flips forward for use. Open thecover to expose the vanity mirror.. etc. . 2-45 . The cup holder up or down.Visor Vanity Mirrors Front Storage Armrest (Option) r . is designed to“break away” shouldit receive excessive pressure.

pressthe release lever under the When it’s ready. Rear Storage Armrest (Option) To open. while itis heating. storage compartment.it will pop back by itself. fold down the armrest console. To clean the ashtray.Front Storage Armrest(LSS Only) Ashtrays and Lighter to reveal the ashtray. . If you do. lighter Pull out the front ashtray and accessory power outlet. press the latch Don’t hold a cigarette lighter in with your hand on the underside and pull up the top. There are two levelsof storage in the armrest.If it breaks away.just push itin all the way andlet go. The cup holder is designed to “break away” should it receive excessive pressure. open it fully andlift it out. it won’t be able to In addition to storage space there is a fold-outcup back away from the heating element when it’s holder.To raise the top cover. snap the edges back into place. front edge of the lower cover. pull up thefiont edge. To open the lower To use the lighter.

I NOTICE: Don’t put papers and other things that burn into I NOTICE: When using the accessory power outlets. the your ashtrays. causing 20 amps. the accessory power outlet is next to the ashtray and lighter. on all outlets should not exceed damage. To clean the rear ashtray. push downon the snuffer and pull the ashtray With the ignition keyin the ON position. you have two power outlets in the console. power outlet canbe used to plugin electrical equipment such as a cellular telephone. 2-47 . etc. Accessory Power Outlets open it. Follow the proper installation instructions thatare included with any electrical equipment you install.CB radio. cigarettes or other maximum total loadof any electrical equipment smoking materials could set them on fire. If you have a benchfront seat.If you do. the accessory out. If you have a center console.

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how muchfuel you’re using. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever 18. Air Outlet Your instrument panelis designed to let you knowat a 12. Fuse Panel (under instrument panel) 8. LightControls 16. Passenger Side Airbag 2-49 . Lighter and Accessory Power Outlet 1. Steering Wheel Controls for Audio System 22. Air Outlet (Option) 24. You’ll know how 13. Trunk Release Switch 9. Traction Control Switch 3.Gearshift Lever 21. Glove Box Release glance how your vehicle is running. and many other things you’ll need to drive safely and 14. Steering Wheel Controlsfor Climate Control 6. Audio System economically. Ashtray. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch 4. InstrumentCluster 19. Hood Release IO. IgnitionSwitch System 7. 15. Horn 20. Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever 17. Air Outlet 2.The Eighty Eight Royale Instrument Panel 11. Climate Controls and Driver Information Center 23. Driver Side Air Bag 5 . Air Outlet fast you’re going.

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Gearshift'Lever Tilt Steering Wheel Lever 16. 9. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch . Air Outlet Xgnition Switch 1 9 . Eighty Eight LSS Instrument Panel 1. .Air Outlet Light C Q ~ O I S 14. Lighter and Accessmy Pcwer Outlet S 8. 11. Drjver Side AirBag 8. 12. 10.3. Traction Control Switch _ _ ' 7. Ashtray. Audio'System Turn SignWultfincem Lever 15. Accessory Pow@ Outlets Instrument Cluster&ages 17.

Be sure to read about those that apply to the instrument panel cluster for your vehicle. which includes indicator warning lights and gages that are explained on the following pages. I Electronic Cluster Standard Cluster LSS Cluster .Instrument Panel Clusters Your Oldsmobile is equipped withone of these instrument panel clusters.

through English and metric 110. .Speedometer (Standard andLSS Cluster) Speedometer (Electronic Cluster) Your speed is displayed in either miles per hour (mph) or kilometersper hour (M). Pressing theE N button will also cycle all other displays. includingthe optional automatic electronic climate control display. units. Press the E M (EnglisWMetric) button onthe left side of the instrument cluster to switch the display between miles per hour (mph) and kilometersper hour (M). 180 P MPH km/h 120 CZl P RNB321 n n I-I n n n n Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h).

Your odometer shows howfar your vehicle has been driven in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used inCanada).Odometer You may wonder what happens if your vehicle needs a new odometer installed. press the trip reset button located below the trip odometer. then it’s set at zero and a label be must put on the driver’s door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. you’ll know someone has probably tampered withit and the numbers may not be true. ifBut it can’t. 2-54 .If the new onecan be set to the mileage totalof the old odometer. To set it to zero. If you Your Oldsmobile has a tamper resistant odometer. Trip Odometer Your trip odometer tellshow far you have driven since you last resetit. then it must be. see silver lines between the numbers.

then hold the button for about three seconds on the left side of the instrument clusterto switch the until the display resets. display between miles and kilometers. But if it can’t. in either miles or lulometers. You may wonder whathappens if your vehicle needs a new odometer installed. pressTRIP to displaythe trip (used in Canada). Trip Odometer (Electronic andLSS Clusters) Your trip odometer tells howfar you have driven. Press the E M (EnglisMetric) button onthe left side of the instrument cluster toswitch the display betweenmiles and kilometers. To reset it to zero. then it must be. Pressing the E/M button will also cycle all other displays through English and metric units. 2-55 . Your odometer shows howfar your vehicle has been driven The trip odometer is displayed by pressing the TRIP in either miles (usedin the United States) or kilometers button. then it’sset at zero anda label must be put on the driver’s door to show the old mileage reading when RPM X 1000 the new odometer was installed. Press the EM (EnglishMetric) button odometer.Odometer (Electronic andLSS Clusters) Your Oldsmobile has a tamper resistant odometer. Ifthe new one can be set tothe mileage total of the old odometer. The odometer will readERROR if someone has tampered with it. since youlast reset it.

check the section that tells you Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in what to do about it. or when one of the gages shows NOTICE: there may be a problem. Gages can indicate when there may be isora problem with one of your vehicle’s functions. If you are familiar with this section.Tachometer (LSS Cluster) Warning Lights. some warning lightscome on briefly when you start the engine just to letyou know they’re working.They’re a big help. So please get to know your . Please follow this manual’s advice. 2-56 .As you will see in the details on the next few pages.warning lights and gages. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when you are driving. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle’s €unctions. Paying attention to also save you or your warning lights and gages could others from injury. Waiting to do repairs canbe costly -.and even the red area. Gages and Indicators Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong beforeit becomes serious enough. there’s a problem with your vehicle.to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Engine damage may occur. you should not be alarmed R P M X 1000 u when thishappens. Often gages and The tachometer displaysthe engine speed in revolutions warning lights work togetherto let you know when per minute (rpm). dangerous.

. or comes on when you start your vehicle. If the driver’s belt is already buckled. a air bag’s electricalsystem for malfunctions. or stays are driving. You will see this light flash for a few seconds when you turn your ignition to RUNor The safety beltlight will also come on and stay onfor AIR START. If the air bag readiness light doesn’t come on when you on.The system for about eight seconds check includes the air bag sensors and the wiring the and to remind people to diagnostic module. Have your vehicle serviced right away. belts. should go out. see “AirBag” in the Index. BAG means thesystem is ready.For more information on the airbag fasten their safety system. which shows AIR BAG. your air bagsystem may not work properly. The light chime will come on tells you if there is an electrical problem. This neither the chime nor the light willcome on.Safety Belt Reminder Light Air Bag Readiness Light There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument When the key is turned panel. The system checks the to RUN or START. Then the light about 70 seconds.

the BRAKE (0) other part can still work and stop you. (See “Towing Your Oldsmobile’s Your Vehicle’’ in the bdex.Brake System Warning Light to the . have the vehicle towedfor service.) hydraulic brake systemis divided into twoparts. .It maytake longer to stc~p. If one part isn’t working.floor. you need both arts working well. For good braking.Ethe Gghtis still on. though.

If the regular brake system warning light isn’t problem. 2-59 . your Oldsmobile needs have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there’s a service. or comes on when you’re on. If the light still stays on. TRACTION ACTIVE That’s normal.If the light doesn’t come on. If the light stays on. If it stays on. you still have brakes. stop as soon as possible and turnthe ignition off.Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light Traction Control System Warning Light (Option) With the anti-lock brake system. you don’thave anti-lock brakes and there’s a When this warninglight is on. but you don’t have anti-lock driving. have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. . or comes on the engine. there maybe a problem with your traction brakes. See “Brake System wheel spin. on. Or.Adjust your driving accordingly. thislight will come on when you start your engine ANT‘- LOCK (@) and may stayon for several seconds. the system will not limit problem with your regular brakes. if the light comes on when you’re driving. Then start the engine again to This warning light shouldcome on brieflyas you start reset the system. If the warning light doesn’tcome on then. turnthe ignition off. again while you’re driving. Warning Light” earlier in this part. If the regular brake system warning light is also control system and your vehicle may need service.

the TRACTION ACTIVE light will come on. so adjust your driving accordingly.The traction control system warning light may come on Traction Control System Active Light for the following reasons: Standard andLSS Clusters 1. (See “Traction ControlSystem” on. the system will turn off and The message will stay on for a few seconds after the the warning light will come on.) stay on for a few seconds after the traction control system stops limiting wheel spin. the traction control system Traction Control System Active Message will turnoff and the warning light will come on. traction control system stops limiting wheel spin. If you turn the system off by pressing the button located to the rightof the steering column. 2. . the TRACTION CNTL ACTIVE message will be displayed. press the button again. If Electronic Cluster with Driver Information Center your brakes begin to overheat.so adjust your driving accordingly. engine-related problem. the traction control system will turn off and the warning light willcome When your traction control system is limiting wheel spin. Slippery road conditions may exist if this 3. The light will in the Indexfor more information. The warning Slippery road conditions may exist if this light comes light shouldgo off. on until your brakes cooldown. system back on.turn the spin. If the traction control system warning light comes on and stays onfor an extended period of time when the system is turned on. If there’s abrake system problem that is specifically related to traction control. If the traction controlsystem is affectedby an message is displayed. your vehicle needs service. the When your traction controlsystem is limiting wheel warning light will come on and stay To on.

your engine is too hot!It means yourengine coolant has overheated.If you have been operating your vehicle under normal c driving conditions. This gage shows the engine coolant temperature on the Standard Cluster.Engine Coolant Temperature Gage and If the gage pointer moves into the red warning zone and Light (Standard andLSS Clusters) the HOT warning light onyour instrument cluster goes on. youshould pull off the road. stop your vehicle andturn off the engine as soon as possible. this manual explains what to do. In the section “Problems on the Road”. A warning chime may also sound. The LSS Cluster has a similargage to the right of the fuel gage. 2-61 .See “Engine Overheating” in the Index.

If the coolant temperature is over26 1O F (127 O C). this manual explains what todo.Engine Coolant Temperature Gage and If all bars light up. stop your vehicle and turnoff the engine as soon as possible..STOP ENGINE will appear and a fast-pulsed chime will sound.. The message HOT. It means that your engine coolant has overheated.If you have been operating your vehicle under normal driving conditions. 2-62 . it indicates the coolant temperature is Light (Electronic Cluster) about 255OF (124 O C). This gage has bars that show the engine coolant temperature.AC DISABLED will appear in the information center.. the message HOT. you should pull off the road. See “Engine Overheating”in the Index. A slow chime will sound for five seconds and theHOT warning light willcome on. In the section “Problemson the Road”..

Low Coolant Warning Light or Message Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine) If the engine is running and this warning light comes on. should take your vehicle in for service soon. If the level is not low. The LOW COOLANT warninglight will also come on when you turn onthe ignition as a bulb check to show NOTICE: you it is working. as a check to show you it is working. your system CHECK controls systems. after awhile the emission out for 20 seconds. If it doesn’t come on then. and your engine may not runas smoothly. displays LOW ENGINE ignition and emission LOW COOLANT. If the level is low. your fuel economy 20 seconds.See “Engine Coolant” in the Index and check your coolant levelat the coolant If it does notcome on at all. A warning chime will also sound. A computer monitors or the information center operation of your fuel. recovery tank. If the light comes backon after controls won’t workas well.have it If you keep driving your vehicle with this fixed right away.You warning system serviced. haveit fixed right away. have your low coolant computer is indicating that you have a problem. the system may be lowon coolant. orit comes on while youare driving. . bringit up to its proper If it stays on. the light go will warning light on. warning light shouldcome on when the ignition is on but the engineis not running. This COOLANT may be lowon coolant and the engine may overheat. This could lead to costly repairs not covered by your warranty. won’t be as good. 2-63 . After the bulb check. the level.

LOW WASH come on when the ignition is on and the fluid container PRESS 7 3 is less than one-thirdfull. LOWPRES STOP ENGINE will be If you havethe electronic cluster. Driving without washer fluidcan be dangerous. LOWWASH FLUID displayed in the information center. or come on WASH warning light will OIL when you are driving. The engine could be low on oil. A bad keep it cool. 3 &A . I 1 I Low Washer Fluid Warning Light or Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light I Message (Option) If you have a problem with If you have the base or LSS your oil. this warning light cluster with the optional may stay on after youstart reminder package. Check your washer fluid often.the LOW your engine.These indicate that will be displayed in the infomation center when the oil is not going through yourengine quickly enoughto ignition is on andthe fluid container is less than I one-third full. You could collide with another vehicle. A warning chime may also sound. or could have some other oil problem. mud splash can block your vision. J A fast warning chimemay also sound. Have it fixed right away.If you have the electronic cluster.

you may have a problem with fuse the or bulb. the light may blink on and off. If it doesn’t come on with the ignition on. the light maycome on for a moment. problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. Thisis normal. 2-65 . The oil pressure warning light could also come on in three other situations: 0 When the ignition is on but the engine is not running. butthe light will go out when you turn the ignition to start. Sometimes when theengine is idling at a stop. This is normal. the light willcome on as a test to show you it is working. 1 NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil 0 If you make a hard stop. Have it fixed right away.

check the dipstick level. your battery. or the information center displays Battery Warning Light OIL CHECK OIL LEVEL. it will If it stays on. it indicates that theengine oil This light will come on WEL level is 1 to 1 112 quarts briefly when you start the (0. orcomes on while you are driving. as a check to show you it is working.If it reads low. thenit should go out.Engine Oil Level Warning Lightor Message brought to the proper level and the ignition has beenoff for eight minutes. 2-66 . comes on. the warning light may 40 seconds and a’wamingchime may sound. Driving while this light 25 second delay. vehicle. If the oil be accompaniedby the message CHECK CHARGING level is okay.The warning light or certain to turnoff all your accessories.if the oil level is low. It will then gooff. Then. If it doesn’t come on. the warning light or message will remain off. (see “Engine Oil”in the Index). the engine oil should be brought up to theproper level If you must drive a short distance with the lightbeon. may have a problem with the electrical charging system. such as the radio message will remainoff after the engine oil has been and climate control. SYSTEM in the information center. Even if you have a lowoil level. as a bulb check to show you it is working. A warning chime may also sound.The eight-minute delay allows the When the CHECK OIL or majority of the oil to drain back intothe oil panto OIL LEVEL warning light prevent afalse low condition. you go off for 15 to 25 seconds.The warning light or VOLTS message will come on fortwo to four seconds when the ignition is turned on.95 L to 1.4 L) low. Have it checked If the warninglight or message comes on after the15 to is on could drain right away. haveit fixed right away. the warning light or message will come on20for to If you have the electronic cluster.

Fuel Cage .andLowFuel Light .

I There are-four buttons that control the functionsof 'the Driver Information - Center. \\ UNLEADED FUEL ONLY ~~ ~ SEL :Press this button to select one of t h five. . ~ Momation categories.

any current diagnosticmessages will be displayed Center (DIC) displays: again. chime a will sound andthe diagnostic message will be displayed. the DIC willcontinue to display diagnostic messages as necessary. themessage and chime can be shut off by pressing RESET. the system functions.. If a problem is detected. MONITORED INFORMATION CENTER SYSTEMS OK will be displayed. the Driver Information on. It is also used to shut off the chime with most diagnostic messages. The functions found in each category are: Fuel: Fuel Used and Fuel Range Economy: Instant and Average Fuel Economy since last reset UNLEADED FUEL ONLY 0 Gages: Tachometer and Battery Voltage Oil: Oil Pressure and Oil Life since last reset Date/ET: Date and Elapsed Time since last reset ON/OFF: Press this button to turnthe system on oroff. If there are no current messages. If no problemsare detected.When you turnthe system back When you turn on the ignition.. LOW PRESSTOP ENGINE (low oil pressure). LOW BRAKE FLUID. and PARKINGBRAKE SET.Except for the messages HOT.SEL 4 :Press this button to change between the two Driver Information Center Displays functions in each category. When off. the screen will return the to RE-SET This button is used with other buttons to reset mode selected whenthe ignition wasturned off.STOP ENGINE.If the message PARKING BRAKE SET or LOW BRAKEFLUID is 2-69 .

The chime associated with a necessary to display how much fuel has been used since diagnostic message will shutoff when eitherSEL is you last pressed the reset button. then press RESET until To change the DIC display. first display fuel used.displayed. If the message HOT. The display will show pressed to view other functions. average fuel economy. fuel used. and all other displays. If RESET is pressed and held for at least five seconds. to English or metric units.. Press SEL 4 if immediate attention. All displays are updated continuously.4 GALLONS USED or displayed for two seconds. neither thechime Press SEL until FUEL is selected in the display nor the message canbe shut off the problem requires directly above the DIC controls. and elapsed time will all be reset and TRIP FUNCTIONS RESET will be displayed. a readingsuch as: If there are multiple diagnostic messages. each will be 10. RESET appearsin the display (aboutone second). . only thechime can be shut off by pressing Fuel Used RESET. . To learn how much fuel will be used from a new starting point. Do not confuse fuel used with the amount of fuel remaining in your tank.3 LITERS USED the next message.STOP ENGINELOW or PRES STOP ENGINEis displayed. press theE M button. then the system will display 39. fuel range.

Instantaneous Fuel Economy fuel used.Fuel Range Instantaneous fuel economy varies with your driving conditions (accelerating.average fuel economy. bralung.etc. average fuel economy. RESET v Press SEL to select FUEL. The display will showa reading such as: 22 INST MUGAL or 31 INST W l O O KM 2-71 .1 AVG WlOO KM remaining in the tank. hills. Average fuel economy is viewed as a long term If RESET is pressedand held for at least five seconds. PressSEL 4 b if FUEL RANGE 378 KM necessary to display theaverage fuel economy. andelapsed time will conditions. It’sbased on average fuel economy and the fuel 35. necessary to display the instantaneous fuel economy. average fuel economy. TRIP FUNCTIONS RESET will be display (aboutone second) to learn theaverage fuel displayed briefly.The display will show a readingsuch as: Fuel range calculates theremaining distance youcan drive without refueling. the fuel range will also change.). The display will show a reading such as: Average Fuel Economy FUEL RANGE235 MI or v Press SEL to select ECONOMY. fuel range.Because fuel range is based on economy from a new starting point. necessary to display the fuel range. allowing a one gallon (4 liter) 25. Press RESET untilRESET appears in the all be reset. If RESET is pressed and heldfor at leastfive seconds. approximation of your driving over all driving fuel used.2 AVG MUGAL or reserve. Press SEL 4 if will be displayed. Press SEL 4 b if does not function in this mode. and elapsed time will allbe reset and TRIP FUNCTIONS RESET Press SEL 7 to select ECONOMY.

BATTERY 13. The system predicts remainingoil life using inputsfrom Press SEL to select GAGES. the displaywill show: Oil Pressure CHANGE OIL SOON Press SEL to select OIL. The display willshow a reading show a reading such as: such as: TACHOMETER 1800 W M OIL LIFE 84% Battery Voltage This is an estimateof the oil’s remaining usefullife.engine rpm. The alerts you to change the oil ona schedule consistent with display will show a reading such as: your vehicle’s driving conditions. when you start the vehicle. The display will to display theoil life. and vehicle speed.7 VOLTS When remaining oillife is 9% or less. 2-72 - I .Your vehicle’s engineoil is OIL PRESSURE 57 PSI almost spend andyou should schedule an oil change i OIL PRESSURE 393 KPA soon. a tone will sound and reading such as: the CHANGE OIL SOON message will displayeach time the vehicle is started. Press SEL 4 b if necessary to display theoil pressure. Press SEL 4 if necessary necessary to display theengine rpm. Press SEL 4 b if coolant temperature. Press SEL 4 if v Press SEL to select OIL. Tachometer (Engine RPM) Oil Life v Press SEL to select GAGES.It necessary to display the electrical system voltage. The display willshow a Then.

Acknowledge all diagnostic messages by pressing comes first.When the oil life is zero. 2-73 . a RESET message will be displayed andthen oil life will change to 100%. Press SEL toselect OIL. Once the oil life index has been reset. RESET. CHANGE OIL NOW The DIC does not replace the Maintenance Schedule in Then. 3. Press SEL 4 if engine. See necessary to displaythe oil life. whichever I. The oil change reminder will not detect the CHANGEOIL NOW message will displayeach dusty conditions orengine malfunctions that may affect time the vehicle is started. So. The DIC doesnot measure how much oil is in the 2.000 miles (5 000 km) or three months. Press and hold the RESET button for about five seconds. a tone will sound and this manual. the oil.It can’t be reset accurately until the nextoil change. unless the DIC instructs you to do so sooner. a tone will soundand the Be careful not to reset the oil life accidentally at any display willshow: time other than when the oil has just been changed. “Engine Oil” in the Index. If you drivein dusty areas. change your oil every To reset the oillife display aftereach oil change: 3. when you startthe vehicle. be sure tocheck your oil level often.

When the year display shows MONTH?" D D N Y with displayed is correct. The display will scroll from01 to 12. Using bothSEL buttons. Using both SEL buttons. the display will automaticallyexit to the date mode. If a valid date is set. Press SEL 4 b to similar to the procedure for setting the date. If February 29is set and theyear Note: If you allow more than10 seconds to elapse selected is not a leap year. . Press and holdRESET for about one second until the display will scroll from00 to 99. press RESET to enter the year. last date stored inthe DIC. You would have to start this procedure over. Press and hold either button for more than one second tochange the numbers more rapidly. Press date mode. set the year using the procedure described in step 3. If the radiois removed or replaced with a non-GM radio. MM/DD/YY representing thedate currently stored in the DIC.Date 4. theDIC automatically reverts to the February 28. YY 1. Press SEL 4 b if day using the procedure described in step 3. The display should show YEAR? MM/DDNY. The 2. Display the date as described above. The display will show a display will scrollfrom 1 to 29. press RESET to enter the month. DD should be flashing. The procedure for setting the time is very SEL v to decrease these numbers. When the month displayed is correct. the setting will be changed to between steps. The display should showDAY? MM/DD/YY. set the v Press SEL to selectDATEET. When the day displayed is FFU OCTOBER 8 correct. To change the date: 5 . depending reading such as: on the month selected. The necessary to display thedate. the DIC will ask for the time before exiting to the 3. or 31.30. press RESETto enter the day. should be flashing. The numbers for the month shouldbe flashing. increase these numbers.

Elapsed Time Press SEL to select DAmLET. The dsplay will sho& a reading such as: 02: 19 ELAPSED COOLANT LVL SYS PROB .s EEL r( if necessary to display the time. I3es.


Turn theknob toward theblue zone (counterclockwise) for cooler air. Directional Controls:Turn the directional control knob to selectthe desired air flow. :The fan control manually selects the force of air you want. The air conditioner and heater work best if you keep your windows closedwhile using them. temperature of the air coming through the system. Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems In this sectionyou'll find out how to operate the comfort also has aflow-through ventilation system described in control systems and audio systems offered with your this section. WDefrost: Use to directmost of the air tothe windshield andside window vents. An indicator light will show the current selection. Turn theknob clockwise for more air flow. Be sure to readabout the particular system Temperature Control: This knob changes the supplied with your vehicle. Turn the knob counterclockwise for less air flow. Turn Four Season Climate Control the knob toward the red zone (clockwise) for warmer air. Oldsmobile.The air conditioning may run to dehumidify the air if the temperature is above 40°F (4°C). Your vehicle .

DEFOG: Use on cold.This is the only setting which fully turns off the fan. In any other LOWER: Use to direct mostof the air through the mode.This For maximum cooling. side window. The indicator light will glow and side window vents. This is helpful when you are trying to cool the air quickly or limit odors entering your vehicle. humid days when the windows Air Conditioning become foggy.to direct a+flow through the upper vents help fuel economy. lower vents.Some air willalso flow through the lower outlets. witha little air flow through the windshield and side window vents. while the air conditioningis operating. The air conditioning may run when defrost is selected if the temperatureis above 40°F (4°C). Air flow is directed through the upper instrument panel vents. turn the fan knob clockwise for highest fan to the upper portion ofyour body through the upper vents speed. in the instrument panel. 3-2 . Cool outside air is directed RECIRC. but sunny days. At timesthis temperature On very hot days. BI-LEV: Use bi-level on cool. Some air willflow through the windshield desired by pressing N C . the system will limit the amountof fresh air entering your vehicle. RECIRC: When RECIRC is selected. open the windows long enough to let Merence may be more apparentthan others. andlower vents. and turn thetemperature knob counterclockwise in the instrument panel. place the directional control to setting directsair in two ways. you can select or turn off air conditioning as lower vents. which should UPPER: Use. the time theair the hot inside air out. Warmedair is directed through the to the coldest setting.The air is directed through the windshield. This reduces conditioner’s compressor willhave to run. OFF: Turns off the climate control system.

Allow about 20 minutes after Do not attach a temporary vehicle license across the starting the vehicle for the system to regulate before defogger grid on the rear window. If the .a razor blade or something else sharp With this system. The indicator light will glow while the rear window defogger is operating. Your control settingis repairs wouldn't be coveredby your warranty. making additional temperature setting adjustments. temperature setting of the causes erratic operation. and air conditioning in your vehicle.If you do. You can also turn off the defogger by turning off the ignition or pressing This climate control system is designed for set-and-forget R. The rear window lfftl R. Don't use. youcan control the ventilation. remembered for the next time you start your car. thedefogger will oDerate for about five minutes onlv. DEFoperation. I . or you can could cut or damage the warming grid. changing Constant again. you heating. DEF: If you turn it on again. and the use the automatic setting. Immediately selecting90"F (32"C) will not warm the NOTICE: vehicle any faster then selecting75"F (16 " C). on the insideof the rear window.Rear Window Defogger (Option) Automatic Electronic Climate Press to warm the Control (Option) defogger grid on the rear window.

In manual mode. modes. andfan speed are previous drivingtemperature for best accuracy and automatically controlled to maintain the temperature system control. the outsidetemperature display shows the heating. FRONT however.Pressing theE/M button will also cycle all other displays between English and When the system is set for FRONT defrost.The outside temperature Automatic Mode sensor is most accurate when the vehicle is moving. as desired. If you have the LS or Electronic cluster. directionof air flow. In automatic mode. The digital displays showsthe inside temperature setting or the outside temperature. leaving the other function The display also showsthe fan speed when it is in in automatic.Fan speed will increase briefly after short stops when engine the has been turned off to reduce any stuffy feeling. display between O F and "C. if any snow is on the hood as you start driving. Your vehicle has the heating or cooling needed to maintain the temperature flow-through ventilation system described later in this you select. the fan metric units. fan speed is kept low until (EnglisMetric) button nearthe odometer to cycle the warm airis available. andOFF when the system is turnedoff.Air conditioning can be selected or turned manual mode. you select. press the E/M When theengine is cold.AUTO when the system is in automatic off as desired. it comes back on system was set for Manual Mode in AUTO if the engine is offfor more than40 minutes. Air conditioningcan be selected or turnedoff section. exceptin the DEFOG and FRONT mode. speed starts low to reduce windshield fogging. except in the DEFOG and FRONT modes. you select the direction of air flow and if you keep the The air conditioner and heater work best fan speed.the amount of air conditioning or During stops. You can also manually control either the fan speed or directionof air flow. The system will determine the amount of windows closed while using them. 3-4 .

Push this knob to turn the climate control system off.The you manually select a lower speed. the Turning thisknob places the fan in manual mode. with cooler air directed Your system has two sun sensors ontop of the through the instrument panel vents. the fan willgo to its highest speed.temperature control knob to place the entire system in automatic mode. If you do. over the two sun sensors onthe dash. the warm air will be split between the windshield andlower vents. Turn theknob toward the red temperature.mthen the outside air temperature will be displayed.Controls h s h the. temperature setting of 75"F (24"C) andallow the the system will direct airthrough the lower vents. instrument panel that detect direct sunlight and the increased warmingcaused by it. the system may reduce the of air you want. temperature for five seconds. fan speed is controlled automatically.tumi warmer. setting on the display. Rotate the knob one click torecall the set The direction of air flow will vary with your conditions. Turnthe knob counterclockwise for less air flow. Turn the knob clockwise for more air interior temperature by as much as5OF (3"C) below the flow. As the system to adjust. Startwith the midpoint For example.Be careful notto put anything In automatic. IT you set the temperature for 60"F (16O C) or zone (clockwise) for warmer air. To keep you % Fan Control: This knob manually selects theforce comfortable on a sunny day. when you startthe vehicle in cold weather. Turn the knob toward 90°F (32"C). The system will try to maintain the set temperature you want. the knob when the display shows maximum or minimum has no effect on fan speed. vehicle warms up. The word AUTO will be Temperature Control:Turn the knob to set the interior displayed. five seconds. unless the blue zone (counterclockwise) for cooler air. The systemwill temperature you set will be displayed on the screenfor maintain full cold or full hot operation at these settings. thesystem will continue adjusting and attempt to maintain the insidetemperature you have set. When off. system will think it's night and the vehicle will get Although theknob can be turned continuously. 3-5 .

This control others. will display the inside temperature setting. and side window vents. with a little air flow is helpful when youare trying to cool theair quickly or through the windshield and side window vents. Cool outside airis (4"C) to dehumidify theair. air conditioning can be selected or lower vents. Warmed air is limit the amountof fresh air entering your vehicle.Some air will flow through the windshield turned off as desired. but sunny days. and lower vents. The air conditioning may runif the temperature is above UPPER: Use to direct mostof the air flowthrough the 40°F (4" C) to dehumidify theair. Pressing the buttonfor the selectionin use through the windshield. directed to the upper portionof your body throughthe RECIRC: When RECIRC is selected. humid days with two or more desired air flow. side window. An indicatorlight will show the current passengers when the windowsfog. Some air will also 9FRONT Use defrost to direct mostof the air to flow through thelower outlets. upper ventsin the instrument panel. the windshield and side window vents. the system will upper ventsin the instrument panel. Press one of the buttons listed below to select the DEFOG: Use on cold. . The air is directed selection. This directed through thelower vents. At times limit odors entering your vehicle. Airflow is directed this temperature difference maybe more apparent than through the upper instrumentpanel vents. does not affect air flow direction. DEFOG andFRONT will not recirculate.This conditioning may runif the temperature is above40°F setting directs air intwo ways.Directional Controls:Except when thesystem is set for LOWER: Use to direct mostof the air through the DEFOG andFRONT.The air BI-LEV: Use bi-level on cool.

The indicator light will glowwhile the air turning off the ignition or pressing REAR again. the outlets in the dash. 3-7 .If you do. This reduces the time the air conditioner’s compressor will have to run. conditioning is enabled. On very hot days. The indicator light will glow while the rear when required by conditions. Do not attacha temporary vehicle license across the For maximum cooling. you adjusting. which should help fuel economy. In any other mode. The air conditioningcompressor runs only window. In manual mode.Do not select RECIRC while the inside airis hotter than the outside air.Air Conditioning Rear Window Defogger The air conditioner cools anddehumidifies the air inside @ REAR: Press to warm the defogger grid on the rear the vehicle. and the them over your shoulder will benefit bothfront and rear repairs wouldn’t be covered by your warranty. Aiming could cut or damage the warming grid. selectingA/C and LOWER will use the lower vents and coolthe vehicle more quickly. you can If you turn it on again. and FRONT are selected. passengers. Back seatpassengers can also direct airflow using the air outlets at the rear of the center console. turnthe temperature knob defogger grid on the rear window.You can alsoturn off the defogger by pressing A/C. or turningoff. counterclockwise to the coldest setting.The rear window defogger The air conditioning isalways enabled when DEFOG will turn off automatically after about10 minutes of use. open the windows long enough to let the hot inside air out. the defogger will operate for about select or turnoff the air conditioning as desired by five minutes only. I NOTICE: Don’t use a razor blade or something else sharp The direction of the cool aircan be controlled by on the insideof the rear window. window defogger is operating.

See Adjust the temperature usingthe control onthe “Engine Exhaust” in the Index. temperature sensor may be affected by warrn airfrom the engine. The passenger temperature setting can be up to5O F (3O C) cooler or warmer thanthe primary setting by turning theknob toward bluefor cooler.the outside control. passenger’s door. Press thePASS button Extended Idling with Automatic Electronic on the main control Climate Control panel to activate the passenger comfort When theengine idles for a long time. The right front seat If you have this feature. Passenger Temperature Control If the climate control systemis off. Extended idling is not recommended. activating either control will place the systemin automatic mode. 3-23 I . or turning the knob toward red for warmer. sun on one side of the vehicle passenger can control will cause the climate control systemto automatically the temperatureof supply cooler air to that side.This should stoponce the vehicle is moving again.The climate control system may blow air that is too cool. their seating area.

press thelower part toreduce the fan speed. Slide it down to direct air downward. Press theupper part of the fan control to increase the fan speed. Slide the center controlup to direct airupward. pressthe lower part tolower the setting.The center positionwill Press theupper part of the TEMP control toraise the also directair toward eitherside of the rear seating area.Other touch controls also operate some audio controls.Steering Wheel Touch Controls for Climate Rear Outlets (Option) Control (Option) Some heating and cooling controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. inside temperature setting. 3-9 .

available for your Oldsmobile.The A or P in the display designates AM moist airfrom intake ducts toward the floor. There will be an LOWER setting. This helps airto circulate throughout your vehicle. This will blow time-set mode. I Ventilation Tips Setting the Clock Keep the hoodand front air inlet free of ice. It reduces the chanceof fogging the channel momentarily. The clock may be set with the inside of your windows. any other obstruction (such as leaves). and defroster will work better.The A or P replaces the windshield. 0 Keep the air path under the front seats clear of objects. your vehicle. To set the clock. and howget to the best Outside air will also enter the vehicle when the h :er or performance from them. select the as it gets close to the correct time. snow. not the or PM in clock adjust mode. Please read about the systemin I the air conditioningfan is running.The heater setting the clock is easy. Let up j When you enter a vehicle in cold weather. Flow-Through Ventilation System Audio Systems Your Oldsmobile’s flow-through ventilation system The following pages describe the audio systems supplies outsideair into the vehicle whenit ismoving. or No matter which audio system you have in your vehicle. thenturn the blower fan to highfor initial two-second delay before the clock goes into the a few moments before driving away. I I 3-10 . press and hold theH R or MN button until the number in the display begins to change. ignition off. reducing the chance of fogging the insideof your windows.

Turnit to tune radio stations. theAM or FM radio band. push thePWRNOL display the time. Push the knob back in to return it to the recessed position when not in use. To Preset Radio Stations The five pushbuttons labeled 1-5 can be used toset up to 15 radio stations (five AM. 1. The radio will mute until the channel. 2. 3-11 . and FM2 bands.or FM2. After five seconds the display will return tothe counterclockwise to decrease the volume. frequency. pressRECALL (powerlvolume)knob to turnthe system on oroff. Whenever you The digital display indicates thetime or radio station press that button again. Turn it time. FMl. and other audio system functions. station isin stereo. RECALL: When the ignition isoff.The display will show which band you are receivirig: TUNE: Press the TUNE knob to release itfrom the recessed position.. FM1.A W M Stereo Radio AM/FM: Press the A " button to change-between the AM. . press RECALL to PWRNOL: With the ignition on. number is displayed. Press and holdone of the five pushbuttons until the display shows achannel number.When the radio is on. whether the Always check whether you're in AM. Turn to change the display between the radio station and the it clockwise to increase thevolume. normal display.the preset station will return.five FM1 and five FM2). Tune in the station you wantto store.

volume.As you turnthe knob you willfeel the center position. speaker balance. Press SCAN again to stop at a station. Push the knob back in to returnit to the recessed position. PressSCAN again to stop at a FADE: Press this button lightly to release it from the istation. position. the radio position. thenhold RECALL down until the the knob you willfeel the center position. recessed position. As you turn theknob you will feel the center I :until the display shows PSCAN (Preset Scan). press RECALL to display the time or radio position. Turnit to the right to increase front speaker I . pausing for a few seconds at each station. h s h the knob back in to return it to the will scan only stations that you’ve preset with your radio recessed position. Turn it to adjust the right and left i station and stop. The radio will be muted while scanning and recessed position. the radio willgo through each station. Push the knob back in to returnit to the SCAN: When you pressSCAN while playing the radio. then pullit out to its fully extended To do this. A SEEK 7:When you pressSEEK while playing the BAL: Press thebalance button lightly to release it from radio.As you turn station as desired. then pull it out toits fully extended SCAN will appear onthe display. pushbuttons. As you turn the knob you willfeel the’centerposition. Turnit to adjust bass response. Turnit to adjust treble response. its recessed position. : 3-12 Ii . back in to returnit to its recessed position. the radio will searchfor the next higher or lower the recessed position.Push the knob display flashes. Turn it to the left to increase rear speaker When you press SCAN and hold it for abouttwo seconds volume. The radio will be muted while seeking. The radio can be set so that eitherthe time or radio TREB: Press the treble button lightly to release it from station is normally displayed when the radio is playing. BASS: Press this button lightly to releaseit from the recessed position.

and FM2 bands. If you press this button while a tape is playing. and otheraudio system functions. AM/FM: Press the AM/FM button to change between the AM. Turnit to tune in radio stations.pushthepower/volume ControlandCassetteTapePlayer knobto turn the system on or off.The display will show which band youare receiving. FMl.You may push the knob back in to return it to its recessed position when not in use. 3-13 . Turn it counterclockwise to decrease the volume. whether the station is in stereo. TUNE: Press lightlyon this knob to release it from its recessed position. the tape will stop and the radio will returnto the AM or FM band that you were previously receiving. the AMor FM radio band. Turn clockwise it to increase the volume. The digital display indicates the timeor radio station frequency.AM/FM Stereo Radio with Automatic Tone PWRNOL: Withtheignitionon.

orFM2. press RCL (recall) to 3. Whenever you time. the station and tone setting normal display. on a station. Press SCAN again to stop 1. I 3-14 I . station is normally displayed when the radio is playing. The radio will mute change the display between the radio station and the until the channel number is displayed. To do this. The radio can be setso that either the time or radio I FMl. pausing for a few seconds at each station. the radio will search for the next higheror lower station and stop. press RCLto display the time or radio station 1 A SEEK v:When you pressSEEK while playing the as desired. the radio willscan only stations that you’ve preset with your radio pushbuttons. flashes. five FM1 and five FM2). Always check whether you’re in AM. Afterfive seconds the display will return to its press that button again. to 15 radio stations (fiveAM. press RCL to display shows a channel number. Whenthe radio is on. Press SCAN again to stop on a station. The radio will be muted while scanning and SCAN will appear on the display. then holdRCL down until the display radio. the radio will go through each station. RCL: When the ignitionis off. Press and hold oneof the five pushbuttons until the display the time. Tune in the station you want to store. Press TONE to select the tone setting that you prefer. 2. Theradio will be muted while seeking. SCAN: When you press SCAN while playing the radio. I To Preset Radio Stations When you press SCAN and hold it for about two The five pushbuttons labeled 1-5 can be used to set up seconds until the display shows PSCAN (Preset Scan). will return.


the Cln indicator. If you select a tone setting for your tape. SCAN: When you press SCAN while playing a tape. I cleaned. The radio will then play. again to play the tape. The tape will be muted button to reduce background noiseon your tape. To return cassette tape player. press and hold EJECT for 5 seconds to reset listening. EJECT Press to eject the cassette tape. will search for the next hlgher or lower selection and stop. your cassette player needs to be a tape. press TAPE/AUX to play your tape. 3-16 . an error has occurred. The radio will display “---” to show that the clean feature has been reset. If E and a number appearson the display at any time. Press this SCAN again to stop on a selection. Dolby symbol will appear in the display. Laboratories Licensing Corporation. it automatically. It will still play cassette tapes. The later in this section. press Licensing Corporation. it will be activated when you play another tape. After you have cleaned the cassette tape will remain safely inside the radio for future 1 tape player. Press background noiseon Dolby@B encoded tapes. If Cln (clean) appears on the display when you insert PROG: Press PROG (program) to playthe other side of ~ I your cassette tape. but it should be TAPE/AUX: If you have a tape inserted and the radio is cleaned to prevent damage to your cassette tapes and theplaying.See “Cassette Tape Player Care” to the radio while the tape is playing. press again to play the tape. Dolby@ and the symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories REV: Press REV to reverse a cassette tape rapidly. Dolby@ Noise FWD: Press FWD (fast forward) to advance a cassette Reduction is manufactured under license from Dolby tape rapidly. The while scanning and SCAN will appear on the display. NR: This radio has Dolby@B Noise Reduction to reduce you’ll hear the fiist few seconds of each selection. See “Cassette Tape and CD Errors” later in this section. display and the equalization willbe adjusted SEEK: When you press SEEK while playing a tape. pressAMEM.

The display will show which band you are receiving. If you press this button. the preset station and tone setting will return. The radio will mute until the channel numberis displayed. Tune in the station you want to store. The digital display indicates the time or radio station frequency. 3-17 . the tapeor CD will stop and the radio will returnto the previousAM or FM band. while a tape or CD is playing. 3. 1. Turn in Player counterclockwise to decrease the volume. Turn it clockwise to increase the volume. the 2. Press and holdone of the five pushbuttons until the display showsa channel number.You may push the knob back in to return it to its recessed position when not in use. AM/FM: Press this buttonto change betweenthe AM.ANUFM Stereo Radio with Automatic Tone PWRNOL: With the ignition on. Whenever you press that button again.FM1 or FM2. FM1 and FM2 bands. push thePWRNOL Control.five FMl and five FM2). and other audio system functions. station is in stereo. Always check whether you’re in AM. Turnit to tune in radio stations. TUNE: Press lightly on this knob to release it from the recessed position. To Preset Radio Stations The five pushbuttons labeled 1-5 can be used to set up to 15 radio stations (fiveAM. Press TONE to select the setting that you prefer. Cassette Tape and Compact Disc (powerholume) knob to turn the system on or off. whether. theAM or FM radio band.

time. SCAN: When you press SCANwhile playing the radio Press again while the track is displayed (within about =theradio willgo through each station.POP. ROCK. The radio can be set so that either the time or radio CLASSIC. Press SCAN again to stop on a appear in the display together with how much time station. press RCL until the your radio pushbuttons. press RCL to display the time or radio station TREB and BASS controls. ROCK emphasizes bass.to Control (ATC) feature whichlets you select an change the display between the radio station and the equalization for the typeof music or voicebeing heard. Press SCAN again to stop on a display showsthe desired function.and stop. PressTONE to step through .If you’ve 3-18 . the display. press RCL (recall) to TONE: This button controls the Automatic Tone display the time. and EL TM (Elapsed Time) will I :seconds at each station.To do this. JAZZ emphasizes bass and treble while normal display. VOCAL. pausing for a few five seconds). SCAN will appear on the display.the six settings: JAZZ. then hold RCL down station. then hold RCL down until the display turned. In MANUAL you can adjust tone with the To do this. Separate tone settings can be stored with each preset station. Press to see which track is playing. Any time TREB or BASS is as desired. After five seconds the displaywill return toits For example. Each setting will appear on station is normally displayed when the radio is playing.You can also select separate tone settings for playing cassette tapes and compact discs. until the display flashes. andMANUAL. RCL: When the ignitionis off. setting. 0 Press again to view the time. Whenthe radio is on. TONE will automatically go to the MANUAL flashes. When you press SCAN and hold it for about two seconds until the display shows PSCAN (Preset Scan). This button scrolls throughthree functions whena CD is the radio will search for the next higher or lower station playing: . pressRCL. I SEEK: ‘When you press SEEK while playing the radio. You can select which functionis normally displayed the radio will scan only stations that you’ve preset with when a CD is playing.The radio will be muted while seeking. The radio will be mutedwhile scanning and has elapsed since the track started playing.

Turnit to adjust treble response. BASS: Press this button lightlyto release it from the To Play a Cassette Tape recessed position. then pull it out to its fully Note that when a tape is inserted. extended position. are 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. speaker balance. then pullit out to its fully extended cassette tape player. your cassette tape. As you turn the knob you willfeel the center radio. the top side will play first. your cassette player needs to be cleaned. Push theknob back in to return to it the If Cln (clean) appears on the display when you insert recessed position. It will still play cassette tapes. top or bottom of the tapeis playing. If a high bias metal Control featureto MANUAL. will you turn theknob you will feel the center position.See “Cassette Tape Player Care” position. then play the volume.As you turn the knob you will feel the center position. the recessed position. Turn it to adjust bass response. As you turn the knob you willfeel the center position. HI-BIAS will appear in the display and the equalization willbe adjusted BAL: Press the balance button lightly to release it from automatically.As When the tape is played. but it should be FADE: Press this button lightly to release it from the cleaned to prevent damageto your cassette tapes and the recessed position. Afteryou have cleaned the cassette volume. Turnit to the left to increase rear speaker 3-19 . the tone you setfor the tape or CD will be position.selected a tone setting for a tape or CD. Push the knob back in to return it to the reactivated when a tapeor CD is played again. or CrO2 tapeis played.TP will be displayed. If you select a tone setting for your tape. TP with a box around it. Longer tapes may not work as well. playing. Push be displayed along withan arrow to show whether the the knob back into return it to the recessed position. Turn it to the right to increasefront speaker later in this section. Push With the ignition on. recessed position. Turning BASS willchange the radio’s Automatic Tone Your tape playeris designed to work best with tapes that Control featureto MANUAL. insertthe tape andit will begin the knob back into return itto the recessed position. Turn it to adjust the right and left it will be activated each time you play a tape. The audio system will turnon automatically. TREB: Press the treble button lightly to release it from the recessed position. Any time a tape is Turning TREB will changethe radio’s Automatic Tone inserted.

and it will begin playing. TAPE/CD: If you have a tape inserted and the radio is If E and a number appears on the display at any time. SCAN: When you press SCAN while playing a tape. The tape will be muted around it will be displayed. press again to play the tape. pressAMEM. If you select aTONE setting while scanning andSCAN will appear on the display. appear in the display. The radio will background noise on your tape. The player should pull it in stop. Dolby@ and the 00 symbol are The CD player will play either normal-size discs or the trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. can also press TAPE/CD to change between a tape and a NR: This radio has Dolby@B Noise Reduction to reduce compact discif both are inserted. playing a cassette tape.The radio will display“---” to the tape. an playing. with the label side up. rapidly. To return to error has occurred.tape player. insert the disc partway into the or lower selection and it will search for the next higher slot..The inactive tape or CD background noiseon Dolby B encoded tapes. You later in this section. With the ignition on. As each new track starts to play. press and hold EJECT for five seconds to PROG: Press PROG (program) to play the other side of reset the Cln indicator. Note that when the disc is inserted. tape rapidly. When will remain safely inside the radio for future listening. press this button to reduce EJECT Press to eject the cassette tape. Dolby Noise Reduction is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Playing a CompactDisc Licensing Corporation. press TAPE/CD to play your tape. Press you’ll hear the first few seconds displayed. $how that the clean feature has been reset. press again to play the tape. the track number will REV: Press REV (reverse) to reverse a cassette tape appear in the display. v: A SEEK When you press SEEK while playing a tape. 3-20 . smaller 8 cm discs withoutan adapter. See “Cassette Tape and CD Errors” the radio while the tape is playing. for your CD. CD with a box SCAN againto stop on a selection. When the disc is playing. CD will be of each selection. it will be activated each time you play a FWD: Press FWD (fast forward) to advance a cassette CD. The Dolby symbol will then play.

displayed to help you find the desired passage. the radiowhile the CD is playing.See “Cassette Tape and CD Errors’’ playing. Press SCAN again to stopon a selection. Compression make loud and soft passagesmore equal in volume. pressNR to muted while scanning and SCAN willappear on the turn oncompression. elapsed time will be EJECT Press to ejectthe CD. it will go back to the startof the current CD willremain safely insidethe radio for future track. pressA”. press TAPEKD to play yourCD. press and hold REV (reverse). play the tracks in disc order. an TAPEKD: If you have a CD inserted and the radio is error has occurred. If both a tape andCD are inserted. RDM will appear onthe display. RDM: Press to play the CD tracks random in order.If E and a number appears on the display at anytime. The radio will then play. The CD willbe COMPRESSION: While playing a CD. While the CD advances. REV: To reverse a CD. the lastone played will eject. You can also pressTAPEKD to switch betweena tape anda A SEEK v: When you press SEEK (down) while compact disc if both are inserted. To return to later in this section. it will searchfor the next higher track and stop. PressNR again to turnoff compression. you’ll hearthe first few seconds of each selection. elapsed time will be displayed to help you find the desired passage. press SEEK (up). COMP will appear in the display. When you listening. PressRDM again to SCAN: When you press SCANwhile playing a CD. display. press and hold FWD (fast forward).The inactive tape or playing a CD. FWD: To advance a CD. While the CD reverses. if more than eightseconds have played. 3-21 .

The THEFTLOCK feature for the radiomay be used or 4. down. code to instructions explain how to enter your secret activate the THEFTLOCK system. .If THEFTLOCK is the secret code number which you have written activated. SEC indicating that your radio is secure. time and you must start the procedure overat step 4. power isremoved. show ‘YEP’ to indicate that you need to repeat steps 5-7 to confirm your secret code. 7. Anytime the THEFTLOCK is activated and the battery I power is removed the radio will display LOC. Press MN again to make the last two digits agree reason. The display will procedure. pressAMEM. Press the PWRNOL button to turnoff the radio. Press the HR button to makethe first one or two Enabling the THEFTLOCK feature: The following digits agree with your code. It is recommended 8. Write down a three or four digit number from 000 to 1999 and keep it in a safe place. THEFTLOCKTM 3. the radio will display 5. If ignored. Turn the ignition to the accessory or run position. THEFTLOCK is designed to discourage theft of your Note: If you allow more than15 seconds to pass radio. After you have confirmed that thecode matches the that you read through all nine steps before starting the one you wrote down. separate from the 9. Next you will use radio is not protectedby the feature. Press AM/F’h4 and this time the display will show vehicle. It works by using a secret code to disable all radio between any steps. your radio will not operateif stolen. the system plays normally and the until‘b---”shows on the display. the radio automatically revertsto functions whenever the battery power is removed. 2. Press the 1 and4 buttons together. If your battery loses power for any 6 . Press the MN button and “000” will appear in the LOC to indicate a locked condition anytime the battery display. When THEFTLOCKis activated. before it will operate. Hold then down ignored. you must unlock the radio with the secret code with your code. 1.

0 Press the MN button and“000” will appear in the 3. the display will showInOP (inoperative). pause no more than follows. press A”. Press the PWRNOL button to turnoff the radio. Press the 1 and 4 buttons together. press AM/FM. The radio willremain secured until the correct another code. 1. 0 Press the HR button to make the first one or two 5. display. until SEC shows in the display. The display will show“---” the radio willremain locked. After three unsuccessful attempts to code is entered. If the code entered tounlock THEFTLOCK is incorrect. At this point you will needkeep to the If the code entered is incorrect.Unlocking THEFTLOCK after a power loss: Disabling THEFTLOCK:Enter your secretcode as Enter your secret code as follows. 3-23 . After you have confirmed that the code in the display matches the secretcode you have written down. Press the MN button and “000” will appear in the with your code. Press the H R button to makethe first one or two matches the secretcode you have written down. 2. 7. 0 After youhave confirmed that thecode in the display 6. unlock the radio. attempts tounlock the radio. contact your retailerfor assistance. digits agree withyour code. pause no morethan 15 seconds between steps. Turn the ignition to the accessory or run position. SEC will appearin the ignition on for one hour before you may attempt to enter display. After eight unsuccessful indicating thatthe radio is no longer secured. 0 LOC willappear when the ignitionis on. If you forget yourcode or cannot unlock the radio. 0 Press MN again tomake the last two digits agree 4. Press MN again to make thelast two digits agree digits agree withyour code. Hold themdown display. with your code. SEC willappear in the display indicating thatthe radio is now operable and secure. the display will showInOP (inoperative) again. 15 seconds between steps.

If the error occurredwhile trying to play a cassette tape. If your radio pencil. The disc should play whenthe road is smoother. Try a new tape to make sure that your cassette player is working properly. wait about an hour and cannot turn the hubsof the cassette tape. The cassette tape is tight and the cassette player The air is very humid. Hold the cassette with the open end down If an error occurs repeatedly if oran error cannot be and try turning the right hub counterclockwisewith a corrected. the following conditions If E and a number appears in the radio display.If so. and should not be used in the cassette player. 3-24 - . scratched.E l l may be displayed.If the hubs do disphys an error number. Try a new cassette tape. the following conditions may have caused the error: The disc is dirty. I The cassette tape is broken. an error may have caused the error: has occurred and the cassette orcompact disc cannot play temporarily. writeit down and provideit to not turn easily.play a CD in the radio orin the CD changer. wet or upside down. Check to seeif your tapeis broken. your cassette tape may be damaged your retailer when reportingthe problem. Flip the tape over and repeat. The road is too rough. Cassette Tape and CDErrors If the error occurred while trying to.El0 may be try again displayed. please contact your retailer.

When playing a tape. can VOL: Press the top partof the switch to increase cause stations to interfere witheach other.try reducing the treble level. causing Some audio system functions described in the previous the sound to come and go. however. you will tune in a System (Option) AM or FM band. Controls for Climate earlier in this section. 3-25 . press PROG to play the other side of the tape. pages can also be operated with the Steering Wheel Touch Controls option. Understanding Radio Reception FM Stereo FM stereo will give you the best sound. PROG: Press PROG to tunein a preset radio station higher on the AM or FM band. The longer range. Other touch controls also operate AM some climatecontrols. radio station higher on the SEEK to listen to the When playing a tape or CD.Steering Wheel Touch Controlsfor Audio SEEK: Each time you press SEEK. To lower this noise. press next selectionon the disc. pick up noisefrom things like storms and power lines. Tall buildings or hills can interfere withFM signals. especially at night. the bottom part todecrease volume. See “Steering Wheel Touch The range for most AM stations is greaterthan for FM. AM can also volume. FM but signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles(16 to 65 km).

your vehicle’s engine. Sound that seems normal can be loud -- vehicle like a tape player. mobile and harmful to your hearing. before adding sound equipment. Delco@radio or other systems. it’s very sound level before your hearing adapts to it. and even damage them. your Increase volume slowly until you hear comfortably vehicle’s systems may interferewith the and clearly. Added sound To help avoid hearingloss or damage: equipment may interferewith the operationof I 0 Adjust the volume control to the lowest setting. check with your retailer andbe sure to checkFederal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units.And. important to doit properly. operation of sound equipment that has been added improperly. Tips AboutYour Audio System Hearing damagefrom loud noiseis almost undetectable NOTICE: until it is too late.So. Take precautions by adjusting the volume control on your radio to a safe -- telephone ortwo-way radio be sure you can add whatyou want. Your hearing can adapt to higher Before you add any sound equipment to your volumes of sound. . If you can. CB radio.

Your radio may cassette will notcause an error.This is normal sunlight. If you notice a reduction in sound quality.Cassette Tape Player Care Proper tape player cleaning should be done with a scrubbing-action. 3-27 . ruined cassettes.If an error occurs. properly clean the tape player. Tape cassettes that are not properly stored cleaner cassette turn. This type of cleaner uses a cassette with a fabric Your tape player shouldbe cleaned with every50 hours belt which cleans the tape head. or a damaged with pads which scrub the tape head as the hubs of the mechanism. improvement in sound quality. player for 50 hours without re-setting the tape clean Follow the instructions with the cleaning cassette to time. andextreme heat may not operate properly and and isthe result of an added featurein the tape player could cause premature failure of the tape player.Cleaning cassettes are regardless of when the tape player was last cleaned.This type of cleaner may display in their plastic cases awayfrom contaminants. you will Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound qualitymay need to insert the cleaning cassette at least three times to degrade over time. non-abrasive cleaning cassette. Always verify that the cassette tape thoroughly cleanthe tape player. is in good conditionand that the tape player is clean You may prefer touse a non-scrubbing action wet-type before obtaining service on your tape player. cleaner. that detects broken tapes. direct an error message and eject the cartridge. cleanthe tape player. butit may not clean the display Cln to remind you that you have used your tape tape player asthoroughly as the scrubbing-type cleaner. This type of cleaning of use toprovide the bestperformance. try available in most stores that sell audio products and a playing a different cassettetape to see if the tape or the scrubbing action cleaning cassette is available from your tape player is atfault. If this other cassette resultsin no retailer.This is A tape player that is not cleaned regularly is subject to a wet-type cleaning system that uses a cleaning cassette reduced sound quality.

soft cloth in a mild. Be sure never to touch the signal surface whenhandling discs.If the surfaceof a disc is soiled. Handle discs carefully.Store them in their original cases or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight Check everyonce in a whileto be sure the mastis still and dust. as it might be by vandals. clean. you can straighten Compact Disc Care mast is badly bent. If the slightly bent. These adapters will cause the radio to display an error and theThe fixed mast antennacan withstand most car washes adapter cassette willbe ejected. Pickup discs by grasping the outeredges or the edge of the hole and the outer edge. without being damaged. wiping from the center to the edge. 3-28 . dampen a tightened to the fender.Please note that cassette tape adapter kitsfor portable Fixed Mast Antenna CD players will not work in your cassette player.If the mast should ever become it out by hand. neutral detergent solution and clean it. you should replace it.

easily replaceit. See your retailerfor a replacement kit and follow the instructionsin the kit. full mast extension. turn off your radio to make the power antenna go down. 6. 5 . If the antennadoes notgo down when removing any dirt. Wipe the cloth over This will prevent the mast from possibly getting the mast sections. To Clean theAntenna Mast: 1. it may be damaged or 4. Before entering an automatic car wash. you can ignition onand off. lower the clean cloth before antenna by hand by carefully pressing the retracting. Turn on the ignition and radioto raise the antenna to I Don’t lubricate thepower antenna. antenna down. In either case. 2. Lubrication could damage it. Make the antenna go up and down by turning the radio or If the mast portionof your antenna is damaged. 3. 3-29 . damaged.Power Antenna Mast Care Your power antenna will look its best and work well if I NOTICE: it’s cleaned from time to time. Dampen a clean cloth withmineral spirits or an NOTICE: equivalent solvent. you turn the radiooff. Wipe it dry with a need to be cleaned. Then repeat if necessary.


You never kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions.” On city streets. Anticipate what they might do. It’s the best defensive driving Here you’ll find information about drivingon different maneuver. Be ready for their mistakes. 1 Rear-end collisions are about the most preventableof accidents. it means “always expect the unexpected.) Defensive driving really means“be ready for anything.” Assume that pedestriansor other drivers are going to be careless and make mistakes. We’ve know when the vehiclein front of youis going to brake also included many other useful tips on driving. rlease start with a very important safety device in your Oldsmobile: Buckle up. rural roads. or freeways. Allow enough following distance. 1 Section 4 Your DrivingandtheRoad Defensive Driving The best advice anyonecan give about drivingis: Drive defensively. 4-1 . Yet they are common. in both city and rural driving. or turn suddenly. (See “Safety Belts” in the Index.

The person wouldreach the same BAC by drinking three 4-ounce (120ml> glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each 1-had 1/2 ounces (45 ml) of a liquor like whiskey.06 percent. ginor vodka. .Vision The amount of food that is consumed before and Attentiveness during drinking The length of time it has taken the drinkerto consume the alcohol According to the American Medical Association. a 180-pound (82 kg) person who drinks three 12-ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.

15 percent. No amount of coffee or number of cold 4-3 . Since alcohol is carriedin body water.10 percent after three tosix drinks (in one hour).S. Ata BAC levelof 0.06 percent hasdoubled his or her chance of having a consumes food just before or during drmking will have a collision.S.For example. as we’ve seen.S.10 percent.05 percent. In some other countries it’seven lower.AC levels above0.05 percent or above. the chance is twenty-five times There is a gender difference.12 percent.at a level of 0.10 percent. if Statistics show thatthe chance of being in a collision the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces increases sharplyfor drivers whohave a BACof or 90 m l of liquor each) within an hour. man of her same body weight wheneach has the same number of drinks. Of course. A driver witha BAC levelof BAC wouldbe close to0.04 percent. Research shows that the driving skills of many people are impaired at a BAC approaching 0. states sets the legal limit aatBAC of 0.08 percent. A person who 0. thechance of somewhat lower BAC level. and that the effects are worse at night. the limitis 0. The law in many U. The BAC limitfor all com&cial drivers in the U. is 0. But the ability to driveis affected well below a BAC of 0. states. All drivers areimpaired at B. Women generallyhave greater! a lower relative percentage of body waterthan men. too. thismeans that a The body takesabout an hourto rid itselfof the alcohol woman generally willreach a higher BAC level than a in one drink. and throughout Canada.10 percent.05 percent. In a growing numberof U. The BAC willbe over 0. andhow quickly the person drinks them. It’s the amount of alcohol that counts.the person’s 0. this driverhaving a collision istwelve times greater. it depends on how much alcohol isin the drinks.

4-4 . What if there’s an emergency. the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places wherethe tires meet the road. There’s somethingelse about drinking and driving that many people don’t know.is in a crash. especially injuries tothe brain. Sometimes. as when you’re driving on snow ice. Medical research shows that alcohol ina person’s system can make crash injuries worse. a need to take sudden action. that person’s chance of being killedor permanently disabled is higher than if the person had not been drinking. This means that when anyone who has been drinking -. They arethe brakes.driver orpassenger -.showers will speed that up. spinal cordor heart. “I’ll be careful” isn’t the Control of a Vehicle right answer. the steering and to react quickly enough to avoid the collision. or it’s easy to ask moreof those control systems than the tires and road can provide. That means you can lose control of your vehicle. .as when a child darts into the street? You have three systems that make your vehicle go where A person with evena moderate BAC might not be able you want it to go.

Some peopledrive in spurts -. That Average reaction time is about 3/4 of a second.Your brakes may not have time to cool First. is important. But moving at 60 mph (100 km/h) travels 66 feet (20 m).So do alcohol. of course. the and eyesight all play a part. That’s reaction time. alertness. you will stillhave some power brake assist.It might be less with one driver and aslong as twoor three seconds or more with If your engine ever stops while you’re driving. But even in3/4 of a second. the conditionof the road (wet.Your brakes will wearout much That’s perception time. is a mistake. and the conditionof your brakes.rather than keeping pace with traffic. a vehicle stops. drugs and pedal mayget harder to push down. it may take longer to stop and the brake pedal keeping enough space between your vehicle and others will be harder to push.’ normally but don’t pump your brakes. between hard stops. Then you have to bring up your faster if youdo a lot of heavy braking. so used up.Braking Avoid needless heavy braking. If you do. you will use it when you brake. you will eliminatea lot of unnecessary braking. physical condition. actual stopping distances vary greatly with the surfaceof the road (whether it’s pavement or gravel). brake another. But means better braking and longer brake life.If your engine frustration. with the traffic and allow realistic following distances. icy). This time.heavy acceleration followedby heavy Braking actioninvolves perception time and reaction braking -. And. dry. coordination. that’s only an average. 4-5 .If you keep pace foot and do it. youhave to decide to push on the brake pedal. Once the power assist is That could be a lot of distance in an emergency. tire tread. Age.

4-6 . This light on the instrument panel will come on briefly when you start your vehicle. pedal moves a little. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. This is normal. If one See “Anti-Lock BrakeSystem Warning Light” in the of the wheels is about to stop rolling. Let’s say the roadis wet. the computer will Index. the anti-lock brake You slam on the brakes. You may Here’s how anti-lock works. Here’s what happens with ABS. Suddenly an animal jumps out in is going on. ANT‘- LOCK (@) When you start your vehicle and begin to drive away.Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Your Oldsmobile has an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. hear a momentary motoror clicking noise while this test You’re driving safely. system warning light will stayon. and you may even notice that your brake front of you. your anti-lock brake system will checkitself. separately work the brakesat each front wheel and at the rear wheels. If there’s a problem with the anti-lock brake system.

This is especially useful in slippery road condktions. even though you have anti-lock brakes.If you get too close to the vehicle infront of you. but this is normal. The computer is wheelspeedandcontrolsbrakingpressureaccordingly. 4-7 . programed to make the most Of tire and road Remember:Anti-lockdoesn’tchangethetirne you need conditions. to get your.foot up to the brake pedal. you won’thave time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops. Just hold the brake pedal down and let anti-lock work for you.The system operates onlyif it senses that one or both of the front wheelsare spinning or ~~~~~ beginning to lose traction.yourcomputerkeepsreceivingupdateson fasterthananydrivercould. the system works the front brakes and reduces engine power You can steer around the obstacle while braking hard.The anti-locksystemcanchangethebrakepressureAsyoubrake. When this happens. Traction Control System (Option) Your vehicle mayhave a traction control system that limits wheel spin. You may hear a motoror clicking noise during a hard stop. To Use Anti-Lock Don’t pump the brakes. (by shutting offfuel injectors and managing engine spark) to limit wheel spin. Alwaysleave enough room up ahead to stop.

you mayre-engage the cruise control.The TRACTION ACTIVE light will come on when 1 your traction controlsystem is limiting wheel spin. If your vehicle has theDriver Information Center. If your vehicleis in some noise. Adjust your driving accordingly. the cruise control will automatically disengage.(See “Cruise Control” inthe Index. Whenroad conditions allow you to safely use it again. The traction control system automatically comes on whenever you start your vehicle. but this cruise control whenthe traction control system beginsto limit wheel spin.See “Driver Information Center” in the Index. or you may notice is normal. the TRACTION OFF warning light will comeon to let you know if there’s a problem with your traction control system.See “Traction ControlSystem Active Light” in the Index. You may feel the system working. 4-8 . When this warning light is on.See “Traction Control System Warning Light” in theIndex. the system will not limit wheel spin.the TRACTION CNTL ACTIVE message will appear when your traction controlsystem is limiting wheel spin.) When the system is on.To limit wheel spin.

Here’s why: 4-9 . the news happen on curves.especially in slippery road conditions. (You should go off. thesystem won’t turn off right away. press time.The TRACTION OFF warning light traction control system off if you ever need to. See “Rocking Your Vehicle” Braking in Emergencies in the Index. With anti-lock.) Use your anti-lock brakingsystem when you need to. steering can help you more the T/C button located to than even the very best braking.If the system is limiting wheel spin when you press the button. mud. It It’s important to take curves at reasonable a speed. In many emergencies. Steering Tips The TRACTION OFF warning light will come on and Driving on Curves stay on. will wait until there’s no longer a current need to limit A lot of the “driver lost control” accidents mentioned on wheel spin. should turn the system off if your vehicle ever gets stuck in sand. But you can turn the the button again. youcan steer but it will take much more effort. the rightof the steering wheel. Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops orthe system is not functioning. ice or snow. you should You can turn thesystem back on at anytime by pressing always leave the system on. you can steer andbrake at the same To turn the system off.

Experienced driver or beginner. Under less possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn favorable conditions you’ll want to go slower. Forexample. there isn’t room. Both control systems-. The adjust your speed.if you can stop in accelerator pedal. inertia will keep If you need to reduce your speed as you approach a the vehicle goingin the same direction. you come over ahill and the tires meet the road. or a child darts outfrom between demand too muchof those places. the timefor evasive action-. wheels are straight ahead.If you’ve ever curve. and the system is on. control.Wait to which the curveis banked. There are times when steering can be more effective steering and acceleration-. and your speed. But sometimesyou can’t. That’s to go. each of us is subject to Speed limit signs near curves warn that you should the same laws of physics when driving on curves. steer the vehicle the way you want it time. while your front tried to steer a vehicle on wet ice. Suppose you’re steering through a sharp curve. speedis the one factor you can accelerate gently into the straightaway. and then you’re in a curve. you’ll understand this. Unless you have traction control or a car suddenly pulls find a truck stopped in your lane. in front of you. Maintain a reasonable. the front wheels. doit before you enter the curve.You can lose control. the posted speeds are traction of the tires againstthe road surface makesit based on good weather and road conditions. . the angle at curve.adding the sudden acceleration can out from nowhere. You can parked cars and stops right What should youdo if this ever happens?Ease up on the avoid these problemsby braking -.steering aroundthe problem.Of course. and slow down. steady speed. Then Steering in Emergencies you suddenly accelerate. The traction you can get in a curve depends onthe Try to adjust your speedso you can “drive” through the condition of your tires and the road surface.have todo their work where than braking.While accelerate until you are out of the curve. If there’s no traction.

you can turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing either hand. First applyyour brakes. But you have to act fast. Then steer around the problem. The fact that such emergency situations are always possible is a goodreason to practice defensive driving at all times and wear safety belts properly. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o’clock positions. It is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. to the left or right depending on the space available. and just as quickly straightenthe wheel once you have I avoided the object. steer quickly. 4-11 .Your Oldsmobile can perform very wellin emergencies like these. An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision.

If you have any doubt whatsoever about making a successful pass.Off-Road Recovery Passing You may find sometime that your right wheels have The driver of a vehicle aboutto pass another ona dropped off the edgeof a road onto the shoulder while two-lane highway waitsfor justthe right moment. If you can see sign a up ahead that might indicate a turnor an intersection. to the sides. moves around the vehicle ahead. steer highway is a potentially dangerous move.”Look down the road. and to crossroads for situations that might affect your passing patterns. 0 Watch for traffic signs. A broken center line usually indicates it’sall right to pass (providing the road ahead is clear). evenif the road seems empty of approaching traffic. if there is nothing in the way.Ease off the Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane accelerator and then. Then turn judgment. . or a brief surrenderto fixstration or angercan your steering wheelto go straight downthe roadway.A miscalculation. delayyour pass. accelerates. wait for a better time. So here are some tipsfor passing: “Drive ahead. then goes If the level of the shoulderis only slightly below the back into the right lane again. recovery shouldbe fairly easy. Never cross a solid line on your sideof the laneor a double solid line. and lines. suddenly put the passing driver face to face with the worst of all traffic accidents-. passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncorning You can turn the steering wheel up to 114 turn until the traffic for several seconds.the head-on collision. an error in right front tire contactsthe pavement edge. you’re driving. pavement markings. since the so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement.A simple maneuver? pavement.

The vehicle you just passed may seem to be farther awayfrom you 0 When it looks like a chance to pass is coming up. Remember to glance over your shoulder and check the blind spot. your turn. “running start” thatmore than makesup for the Don’t overtake a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. you need only slow down anddrop back again and wait for another opportunity. wait can ease a little to the right.But take care that someone isn’t trying to pass you as you pull out topass the slow vehicle. makeit easy for the following driver to get aheadof you. Reconsider before passing the next other lane.If the way is clear to pass. activate your right lanechange signal suddenly slows or stops. your right outside mirroris convex. Perhaps you 0 If other cars are lined up to pass a slow vehicle. Time your move so you willbe 0 Try not to pass more thanone vehicle at a timeon increasing speed asthe time comes to move into the two-lane roads. When you are far enough especially if you’re following a larger vehicle. 4-13 . than it really is. be slowing down or starting to turn. glance over your shoulder. distance you wouldlose by dropping back. (Remember that distance. Keepback a reasonable and moveback into the right lane. start your left lane change signal before moving out following too closely reduces your areaof vision. you will have a vehicle. And if Even though thebrake lamps are not flashing.Also. ahead of the passed vehicle tosee its front in your you won’thave adequate space if the vehicle ahead inside mirror.it may something happens to cause you to cancel your pass.For one thing. If you’re being passed.0 Do not get too close tothe vehicle you want to pass Check your mirrors.) start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and don’t get too close. and while you’re awaiting an opportunity. of the right lane to pass.

you’ll want to slow down and adjust your driving to these can lose control of the vehicle. ice. tires meet the road to do what the driver has asked. happens when the three control systems (brakes. tractionis reduced when water. make a “mirrored surface”-. helps avoidonly the acceleration skid. don’t give up. In the braking skid gear). Any sudden changes couldcause the tires to slide. In the steering or cornering You may not realize the surface is slippery until your skid. Remember: Any anti-lockbrake system (ABS) helps If you havethe traction control system. “overdriving” those conditions. your wheels aren’t rolling. Skidding gravel. too much speed or steering incurve a causes tires vehicle is skidding. a driver conditions. Keep trying to steer vehicle may straighten out. . While driving on a surface with reduced traction. or The three typesof skids correspond to your braking (includingengine braking by shifting toa lower Oldsmobile’s three control systems. But skids are always possible. In a skid. your In any emergency. then an acceleration skid is also best handled by say about what Let’s review what driving experts easing your footoff the accelerator pedal. Of course. or if the system is off. For safety. remember: It avoid only the braking skid. or other material is on the road.If you start steering quickly enough. Learn to recognize warning clues -- to slip andlose cornering force. snow. Always be ready for a and constantly seek an escape route or areaof less second skidif it occurs.Loss of Control If you do not have traction control. accelerator pedal and quickly steer theway you want the vehicle to go. steering and acceleration)don’t have enough friction where the ease your footoff the If your vehicle starts to slide. And in the acceleration such as enough water. acceleration. 4-14 . the accelerator pedal. It is important to slow down on slippery Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable surfaces because stopping distance will be longer and care suited to existing conditions. try your best to avoid sudden steering. danger. andby not vehicle control more limited.and slow down when you A cornering skidis best handled by easing your foot off have any doubt. ice or packed snow on the road to skid too much throttlecauses the driving wheels to spin.

‘ 0 Slow down. 0 Don’t drink and drive. or by fatigue. with night visionproblems. . down and keep more space between you and other vehicles. . Night driving is more dangerous than day driving.Driving at Night Here aresome tips on night driving. pull off the road in a safe place and rest. One -- reason is that some drivers are likely to be imp$ired by alcohol or drugs. In remote areas. Drive defensively. watch for animals. 0 I€ you’re tired. Your headlamps can light uponly so much road ahead. especially onhigher speed roads. 0 Adjust your inside rearview mirror toreduce the glare from headlamps behnd you.

Even the inside of the glass A 50-year-old we get older these differences increase. What you do in thedaytime can also affect your night Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a vision. so should youreyes down on glarefrom headlamps. thatway. don’t wear sunglasses at night. slow down a little.or a vehicle with misaimed headlamps). Avoid staring directly into the approaching lights.the inability tosee in dim light -. When you arefaced with severe glare (asfrom a driver who doesn’t lower the high beams.if you spend the day in bright roadway when you arein a turn or curve. But if you’re lighted objects. can take a second or two. Keep your sunshine you are wise to wear sunglasses. blindness -. It aren’t even awareof it. Dirty glass makes driver may require atleast twice as much light to see the lights dazzle and flash more than clean glass would. can build up a film caused by dust.and You can be temporarily blinded by approaching lights. making the pupilsof your eyes contract repeatedly. but they also make alot be examined regularly. for your eyes to readjust tothe dark.Glare at night is made much No one can see as well at night as in the daytime.Night Vision Keep your windshield and all the glass on your vehicle clean -.Some drivers suffer from night of things invisible. same thing at night as a 20-year-old. or even several seconds.Your eyes will eyes moving. They may cut checked regularly for proper aim.inside and out. 4-16 . For example. Just as your headlamps should be driving. it’s easier to pick out dimly have less trouble adjusting to night. Butas worse by dirt on the glass.

Driving inthe Rain The heavier the rain. or when strips of rubber start to separate fromthe inserts. if your tires don’thave much treadleft. the harderit is to see. It’s wise to keep your wipingequipment in goodshape and keep your windshield washer tank filled. accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn’t as good as on dry roads.The surface may get wet suddenly when your reflexes are tuned for driving ondry pavement. It’salways wise to go slower and be cautious if rain starts tofall while you are driving. 4-17 .On a wet road you can’t stop. and even people walking. Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. a heavy rain can makeit harder to see road signs and traffic signals. Even if your windshield wiper bladesare in good shape. pavement markings. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they show signs of streaking or missing areas on the windshield. the edge of the road. you’ll get even less traction. And.

When your vehicle is hydroplaning.not just your parking lamps-.especially careful whenyou pass another vehicle. 0 Have good tires with proper tread depth.So much water can buildup ahead. Some Other Rainy WeatherTips Turn on yourlow-beam headlamps -. by road spray.Try to avoid puddles. and be prepared to have your view restricted under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. “Tires” in the Index. But if you can’t.to help make you more visible to others.Driving too fast through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems. Allow yourself more clear room Hydroplaning is dangerous.’(See it has little orno contact with the road. allow some extrafollowing Hydroplaning distance. And be.) 4-18 . The water may affect your brakes. 0 Besides slowing down. This can happenif the road is wet enough and you’re going fast enough. too.try to slow down before you hit them.

You’llsave time and energy.A traEic light is therebecause the corner is busy enough to needit. green.City Driving Here are ways to increase your safety in city driving: Know the best way to get to where you are going.”) Treat a green light as a warning signal. 4-19 . (See the next part. check both ways for vehicles thathave not cleared the intersection or maybe running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets isthe amount of traffic on them. and just before youstart to move. Get a city map and plan your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you wouldfor a cross-country trip. Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities. When alight turns. “Freeway Driving. You’ll want to watchout for what the other drivers aredoing and pay attention to traffic signals.

. Before changing lanes. Try to blend smoothly with the traffic flow. adjust your speed theto posted limit or to the prevailing rate if it’s slower.Freeway Driving The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traEc and keep to the right. check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as necessary. freeways (also called thruways.check your mirrors.into the gap at close to the prevailing speed.Try to merge. But they have their own~specialrules. “blind” spot. parkways. Then use your turn signal. Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. turnpikes.Switch on your turn signal. Mile for mile. Just beforeyou leave the lane. Once you are on the freeway. Drive the at same check traffic. Try to determine where you expect to blend with the flow. or superhighways) are the safest shoulder to make sure there isn’t another vehicle in your of all roads.glance quickly over your expressways.

0 Maps: Do youhave up-to-date maps? Is your vehicle readyfor a long trip? If you keep it serviced and maintained. sometimes quite sharply. allow areasonable following distance. Expect to move you’ll find experienced and able service experts in slightly slower at night. make certainyou service. Wear comfortable )thing and shoes you time to avoid amajor storm system? can easilydrive in.stop and back up. 0 Fuel. not all levels? to yoursense of motion. move to the proper They’ll be ready and willing to help if you needit. youmay tend to think you aregoing slower than you actually are. have it done before startingout.If you recommended pressure? must start when you’re not fresh -.Once you are moving on the freeway. all windows cleaninside and outside? The exit ramp can be curved. After drivingfor any distance 0 Lamps: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean? at higher speeds. under Here aresome things youcan check before a trip: any circumstances. When you want to leave the freeway. If you miss your exit do not. Is the tread good enoughfor Before Leaving on a Long Trip long-distance driving? Are the tires all M a t e d to the Make sureyou’re ready.Drive on to the 0 Windshield Washer Fluid: Is the reservoirfull? Are next exit. Of course. If it needs .such as after a day’s 0 Weather Forecasts: What’s the weather outlook work -. Other Fluids: Have you checked Reduce your speed according to your speedometer. 0 Wiper Blades: Are they in goodshape? The exit speed is usually posted.don’t plan tomake too many miles thatfirst part along your route? Should you delay your tripa short of the journey. Engine Oil. Oldsmobile retail facilities all across North America. Try to be well rested. lane well in advance. trouble-free trip. 0 Tires: They are vitally important to a safe. it’s ready to go.

be aware that it can happen. pull off theroad into a rest. . and you could crash and be injured. with a comfortably cool interior. lack of awareness. 4-22 . Scan the road ahead and to driving in flat or rolling terrain. Check your rearview mirrors and your instruments frequently. get some exercise. the drone of the engine. or whatever. . If you get sleepy. or parking area and take a nap. There is something aboutan easy stretchof road with the same scenery. your vehicle can leave the road in less than a second. the sides. Then here are some tips: Make sure your vehicleis well ventilated. For safety. Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from Keep your eyes moving. treatdrowsiness on the highway as an emergency. Don’t letit happen to you!If it does.Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads Is there actuallysuch a condition as “highway hypnosis?’’ Oris it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis. or both. and the rush of the wind against the vehicle thatcan make you sleepy. service. along with the hum of the tires on the road. What canyou do about highwayhypnosis? First.

Shift to a lower gear when you go down a steep orlong hill. Don’t swingwide or cut across the centerof the road. This will help cool yourengine and transaxle. be alert. cooling system and transaxle. 0 Stay in your own lane when driving on two-lane roads in hills ormountains. . and you can climb the hill better. Be alert to these andtake appropriate action. Examples are long grades. Shift down to THIRD(3). passing orno-passing zones. tires. a falling rocks area. or winding roads.If you drive regularly insteep country.here are some tips that can make your trips safer andmore enjoyable.Drive at speeds that let you stay in your own lane.There could be something in your lane. 0 Know how to go downhills. 0 You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems.like a stalled car oran accident. 0 As you go over the topof a hill. 0 Know how togo uphill. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes. 0 Keep your vehicle in good shape. The most important engine do some of the thing to know is this: let your slowing down. orif you’re planning to visit there.

of sand. youif will 0 Have your 'Oldsmobile in good shape for winter. Be be driving under severe conditions. a pieceof old carpet or a couple of burlap bags You may want to putwinter emergency suppliesin to helpprovide traction. a supply of windshield washer fluid. and a couple of reflective warning triangles. these items in your vehicle.a rag. a small shovel. ared cloth. And. include a small bag sure yourengine coolant mix is correct. some winter outer Here are sometips for winter driving: clothing.Winter Driving Include anice scraper.a flashlight. a small brush or broom. Be sure you properly secure your trunk. 4-24 .

4-25 . you can have a very slippery situation. If you don’t havethe traction control system.Driving on Snowor Ice What’s the worst timefor this? “Wet ice. if thereis snow orice between your tires and about freezing (32°F.smooth ice. Even though your vehicle has a traction control system.” Very cold snow or ice canbe slick and hard to drive on. you’ll want to slow down and adjust your drivingto the road conditions. the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. But wet Most of the time. accelerate If you gently.drive with caution. Try not to break the fragile traction.action. You can get “wet ice” when it’s However. careful. If you have traction control.See “Traction Control System” in the Index. those places where your tires meet the ice can be even more troublebecause it may offer the road probablyhave good tr. least tractionof all. OOC) and freezing rain beginsto the road. blowing or loose snow-. Whatever the condition-.keep the system on. Try to avoid driving on wetice until salt and sand have a lot less traction or “grip” and will need be to very crews can get there. packed.It will improve your ability to accelerate when driving on a slippery road. accelerate toofast. You’ll fall.

brakebefore you are on it. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system.Your anti-lock brakes improveyour ability to make a If’You’re Caught in a Blizzard hard stop on a slippery road. Here some are things to doto summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: Turnon your hazard flashers. Allow greater following distanceon any slippery road. Try not to brake while you’re actually on the ice. See “Anti-Lock” in the Index. Tie a red . If you see a patchof ice ahead of you.or under bridges.ice patches may appear in shaded areas wherethe sun can’t reach: around clumps of trees. you’ll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry pavement. e Watch for slippery spots. Sometimes the surfaceof a curve oran overpass may remain icy when the surrounding roads are clear. If you are stopped by heavy snow. On an otherwise clear road.You should probably stay with your vehicle unless you know for sure that youare near help and you can hike through the snow. and avoid sudden steering maneuvers. you could in bea serious situation. behind buildings.The road might be fine until you hit a spot that’s covered with ice.

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That is. fuel as long as you can. out of the vehicle anddo some fairly vigorous exercises IF TIRES ARE HOT..This saves Loading Your Vehicle fuel.The Tire Loading Information label found on the rearedge of the driver's door tells you the proper size. and all nonfactory-installed options. speed rating and recommended inflation pressures for the tireson your vehicle. VEHICLE CAP. Start theengine again TIRE SIZE SPEED PRESSURE RTG PSI/KPa and repeatthis only when youfeel really uncomfortable FRT. Butdo it as little as possible. shut theengine off and close the window almost CAPACITY WEIGHT XXX COLD TIRE all the way to preserve the heat. from the cold. TOTAL LBS. To help keep warm. push the accelerator slightly. LOADING & GVWR SAME AS VEHICLE Then. It also gives you important information about the numberof people that can be in your vehicle andthe total weight that you can carry. 4-28 .You will need a well-charged battery to restart the vehicle. WT.Run your engine only as long as you must. When you runthe engine. SEE OWNER'S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight it may properly carry. make it go a little faster than just idle.cargo. MAX. ADD 4PS1/28KPa every half hour orso until help comes. TIRE-LOADING INFORMATION OCCUPANTS RR. This uses less fuelfor the heat that you get andit keeps the battery charged. Preserve the RR.Let the heaterrun for awhile. youcan get SPA. KG with your headlamps. and possibly for signaling later on b lFRT. This weight is called the Vehicle Capacity Weight and includes the weightof all occupants. CTR.

THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLI- CABLE U. The other label isthe Certification label. or anything else--they will go as fast as 4-29 .It tells youthe gross weight capacityof your vehicle. all occupants. tools. FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY. Don’t carry more than176 pounds (80 kilograms) in MFD BY GENERAL MOTORS CORP DATE GVWR GAWR FRT GAWR RR your trunk. Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle. if you do have a heavy load.S. AND THEFT PREVENTION STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE. And. you should spread it out. components that fail because of overloading If you put things inside your vehicle--like suitcases. found on the rear edge of the driver’s door.The GVWR includes the weightof the vehicle. or theGross I NOTICE: Your warranty doesnot cover parts or Axle Weight rating (GAWR)for either the front or rear axle. fuel and cargo. BUMPER. calledthe GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). packages.

NOTICE: Pulling a trailer improperly can damage your not covered by vehicle and result in costly repairs your warranty.the vehicle goes. and see your Oldsmobile retailer for important information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. 4-30 . follow the advice in this part. they’ll keep going.If you haveto stop or turn quickly.or Towing a Trailer if there is a crash.To pull a trailer correctly.

Make sure information in “Weightof the Trailer” that appears later your rig willbe legal. You can ask a hitch retailer about sway controls. What’s more. and it has to be used properly. important trailering tips and safety rules. In it are many 0 Don’t tow a trailer at all during the first1000 miles time-tested.So please read this section carefully 0 Then. Successful. A good source for this driving your vehicle by itself. generating extra heat. greater loads. save wear on your vehicle’s parts. This helps your wheel assemblies. To identify whatthe vehicle trailering 0 There are many different laws. and tiresare forced to work harder engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the against the dragof the added weight. the Don’t drive faster than the maximum posted speed trailer adds considerably to wind resistance. you should read the restrictions. including speed limit capacity is for your vehicle.The engine is heavier loads. (1 600 km) your new vehicleis driven. 4-31 . hereare some important points. don’t drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and Load-pulling components such as the engine.Your vehicle can tow a trailer if it is equipped with If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer either the 3800 (L36) engine or the optional3800 If you do. required to operate at relatively higher speeds and under 0 Obey speed limit restrictions when towing a trailer. Trailering means changes information can be state or provincial police. during the first 500 miles (800 km) that you before you pull a trailer. tow a trailer. durability. Your engine. increasing for trailers (orno more than55 mph (90 km/h)) to the pulling requirements. not only where you live but in this section. safe trailering takes correct equipment. That’s the reason for this part. in handling. Supercharged (L67) engine and proper trailer towing equipment. don’t make starts at full throttle. your passengers. transaxle. Many of these are important for your safety and thatof axle or other parts could be damaged.But trailering is different thanjust also where you’ll be driving. Consider using a sway control. andfuel economy. having todo with trailering.

000 pounds (450 kg). See “Loading temperature and how much your vehicle is usedpull to a Your Vehicle” in the Index for more information about trailer are all important. You can ask your retailer for our trailering information or advice. write to: General Motorsof Canada Limited Customer Assistance Center 1908 Colonel Sam Drive A B Oshawa.And if you will tow a trailer. Box 30095 Lansing. OntarioL1H 8P7 J 4-32 I 1 . altitude.any cargo you may carry in But even that canbe too heavy. special equipment that you have on your vehicle.The capacity weight includes the It should never weigh more than1. And. or you can write us at: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network P.it can also depend on any your vehicle’s maximum load capacity. For load from your vehicle’s capacity weight because your example. curb weight of the vehicle. < Three important considerations have todo with weight: Weight of the Trailer Tongue Weight of the Trailer The tongue load(A) of any trailer isan important weight to measure because it affects the total capacity ow heavycan a trailer safelybe? weight of your vehicle. speed. you must subtract the tongue It depends on how you plan to use your rig. too. and the people who will be riding in the vehicle. it. MI 48909 In Canada.O. outside vehicle will be carrying that weight. road grades.

tongue (A) should weigh 12% of the total loaded trailer Crosswinds. simply by moving some items aroundin the trailer. large trucksgoing by. bumper. Here are some rules to follow: After you’ve loaded your trailer. Use only a the GVW limitfor your vehicle. the trailer It’s important to have the correct hitchequipment. If they aren’t. If you have a “weight-distributing” hitch. If you don’t sealthem. weigh the trailer and a Will you have to make any holes in the body of your if the weights are then the tongue. and rough roads are a weight (B). separately. deadly carbon Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires monoxide (CO)from your exhaust can get into your vehicle (see “Carbon Monoxide” in the Index). to see proper. the trailertongue Hitches (A) should weigh10%of the total loaded trailer weight (B).If you’re using a“dead-weight” hitch. You’ll find these numbers onthe Tire-Loading Information label atthe a The bumpers on your vehicle are not intended for rear edge of the driver’s door or see“Loading Your hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other Vehicle” in the Index. you maybe able to get them right vehicle when you install a trailer hitch? If you do. recommended pressurefor cold tires. Then be sure you don’tgo over bumper-type hitches tothem. 4-33 . including the weight of frame-mounted hitch that does not attach theto the trailer tongue. too. few reasons whyyou’ll need the right hitch. then be sure to seal the holes later when you remove the hitch. Dirt Be sure your vehicle’s tires are inflated to the and water can.

Safety Chains Driving with a Trailer You should always attach chains between your vehicle Towing a trailer requires a certain amount of experience. never allow safety chains to drag on the ground. both brake systems won’t work well. lamps.If you do. adjust and maintain During your trip. Follow the driving is now a good deal longer and not nearly as manufacturer’s recommendationfor attaching safety responsive as your vehicle is itself. electrical connector. And always keep in mind that the vehicle you are manufacturer orby the trailer manufacturer. start your vehicle and trailer movingand then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to besure Does your trailer have its own brakes? the brakes are working. and that the lamps and any trailer brakes Because you have anti-lock brakes. brakes so you’ll be able to install.This lets you check your Be sure to read andfollow the instructionsfor the trailer electrical connection at the same time. And. (and attachments). or at all. Cross the safety chains under the tongue Before setting out for the open road. and your trailer. tires and mirror adjustment. Acquaint yourself with the feel of if it becomes separatedfrom the hitch. check occasionally to be sure that the I them properly. Always Before you start. load is secure. . safety chains. your vevcle’s brake system.If the trailer has Trailer Brakes electric brakes. check the trailer hitch and platform leave just enough slackso you can turn with your rig. you’ll want to get of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road to know your rig. Instructions handling and braking with the added weightof the about safety chains maybe provided by the hitch trailer. by chains anddo not attach them to the bumper.do not try to tap into are still working.

have someone guide you. Making very sharp turns while trailering could cause the trailer to come in contact with the Passing vehicle. curbs. Alwaysback up slowly and. road signs. When you’re turning witha trailer. And. advance.Following Distance Making Turns Stay at leasttwice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you ~~ ~~ would when driving your vehicle without a trailer. you’re towing a trailer. Avoid jerky or sudden maneuvers. you’ll need togo much farther beyond the passed vehicle before youcan return to your lane.if possible. Avoid You’ll need morepassing distance up ahead when making very sharp turns while trailering. Signal well in Hold the bottom of the steering wheel withone hand.This can help youavoid situations that require heavy braking NOTICE: and sudden turns. move your hand tothe right. Your vehicle could be damaged.because you’re a good deal longer. make wider turns than normal. or other objects. trees. to move the trailer to the left. Then. 4-35 . just move that hand to the left.Do this so your trailer won’t strike soft Backing Up shoulders. To move the trailerto the right.

the bulb warning messages again can tell 3. The green down a long or steep downgrade.If something goes wrong. 4-36 . Reapply the regular brakes. Release the regular brakes. the trailer lamps will also flash. here’s lighting system. on a hill. but don’t shift into check your vehicle and trailer lampsfrom time to time Park (P) yet. It’s You really should not park your vehicle. If you don’t shift arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever to your brakesso much that down. when you have a trailer lighting system pluggedin. you plug a trailer lighting system into your vehicle’s But if you ever have to park your rig on a hill.So. reduce your speed to around 45 mph (70 km/h) to reduce When towing a trailer. trailer lamps. People canbe injured. When the wheel chocks are in place.its bulb warning messages may not let how to do it: you knowif one of your lamps goes out. and then shift to PARK (P). release the you if one of your vehiclelamps is out. your vehicle hashave to a a gear before you start Reduce speed and shift tolower different ~LUII signal flasher and extra wiring. and both Your vehicle may have bulb warning messages. to be sure they’re all working. telling other drivers On a long uphill grade. 5. change lanes or stop. Properly hooked up. Apply your regular brakes. 4. When your vehicle and the trailercan be damaged. they wouldget hot and no longer work well. your rig bulbs are still working. regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels. instrument panel willflash for turns evenif the bulbs on the trailerare burned out. Thus. Then apply your parking brake. Once you disconnect the 2. could startto move. the green arrows on your the possibilityof engine and transaxle overheating. you might have use you signala turn or lane change.Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer Driving On Grades When you tow a trailer. with a trailer important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer attached. youmay think drivers Parking on Hills behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. be sure to 1. shift down to THIRD (3) and you’re aboutto turn.

Check periodically tosee that all hitch nuts and bolts 4. and brake adjustment. are tight. If you’re trailering.Things that are especiallyimportant in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don’t overfill). cooling system. and the Index will help you find them quickly. Start your engine. a good idea to review these sections before you start 2. Stop and have someone pick up and store the chocks. it’s Release the parking brake. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down pulling a trailer. . your trip.When YOUAre Ready to Leave After Maintenance When TrailerTowing Parking on a Hill Your vehicle will need service more often when you’re 1. Drive slowly until the trailer is clearof the chocks. Let up on the brake pedal. Shift into a gear. engine oil. 3. belt. and Each of these is coveredin this manual.See the Maintenance Schedule for more while you: ’. on this.

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Section 5 Problems on theRoad Here you’ll find what todo about some problems that Your hazard warning flasherslet you warn others. and evenif the key isn’tin. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your keyis in. 3azard Warning Flashers Press the button into make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash onand Off.Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. 5-1 . also let police know you have a problem. They can occur on the road.


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too.If they do. Positive(+) will go to positive (+) and negative (-) will go to negative (-) or a metal engine part. you could get a shock. too. The vehicles couldbe damaged. Before you connect the cables. here are some basic things you should know. .5. Don’t connect(+) to (-) or you’ll get ashort that would damagethe battery and maybe other parts. Check that thejumper cables don’thave loose or missing insulation.

8. Connect it to the terminal of the vehicle withthe dead battery. 5-5 . Don’t let the other end touch metal. Now connect the black negative (-) cable to the good battery’s negative (-) terminal.It goes to a heavy unpainted metal part on theengine of the vehicle with the dead battery.6. Use a positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Don’t let the other end touch anything until the next step. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle hasone. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) 7. remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. The other endof the negative cabledoesn’t go to the dead battery.

10. Attach the cable at least18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery.care that they don’t touch each otheror any other metal. If it won’t start after a few tries. electrical shorting. . 11. it probably needs service.Take. Remove the cablesin reverse order to prevent much less. but the chanceof sparks getting back to the battery is 12. The electrical connection isjust as good there. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. -+j= GOOD BAlTERY DEAD BATTERY 9. but not near engine parts that move.

model and yearof your vehicle. 0 Whether you can still move the shift lever. Wheel-lift tow truck C. Sling-type tow truck B. tell the towing service: That your vehicle can only be towed with certain equipment. these instructions and illustrations may notbe correct. what was damaged. When the towing service arrives. 0 That your vehicle has front-wheel drive. Car carrier 5-7 .The operator may wantto Try to havea GM retailer or a professional towing see them. When you call.let the tow operator know that this manual contains detailed towing instructions and illustrations. The make. service tow your Oldsmobile.or special tires and wheels.The usual towing equipment is: A. Before you do anything. turn on the hazard warning flashers. 0 If there was an accident.Towing Your Vehicle If your vehicle hasbeen changed or modified since it was factory-new by adding aftermarket items like fog lamps. as described later in this section. aero skirting.

have the ignitionkey off. If these limits mustbe exceeded. with a clamping device designed for towing service. . The transaxle shouldbe in NEUTRAL (N) and the parking brake released. then the front wheels have to be supported on a dolly.If the vehicle mustbe towed on the front wheels. The steering wheel should be clamped in a straight-ahead position.Do not use the vehicle’s steering columnlock for this. unless you must.When your vehicle is being towed. don’t go more than 55 mph (88 M )or farther than 500 miles (800 km) or your transaxle will be damaged. Don’t have your vehicle towed on the front wheels.

across slingchains. 5-9 . 3. 1. on both sides. Position a4 X 4 wood beam against thebottom of the radiator support.Front Towing Hookup Before hooking up to a tow truck. and behind the front bumper. 2. Attach a separate safetychain around the outboard end of each control arm. Attach T-hook chains into the bottom slots in the cradle behind the front wheels.be sure to read all the information on towing yourOldsmobile earlier in this section.

Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage or warning light about a hot engine on your Oldsmobile’s instrument panel.Rear Towing Hookup to read all the Before hooking up to a tow truck. Position the lower sling crossbar directly under the rear bumper. Attach T-hook chains on both sides. your information center will also display messages about engine overheating. 3. in the slotted holes in the floorpan support rails. 1. 5-10 . If you have the Electronic Cluster. be sure information on towing your Oldsmobile earlier in this section.just ahead of the rear wheels. 2. See “Coolant Temperature Gage” or “Coolant Temperature Light”in the Index. Attach a separate safety chain around the outboard end of each lower control arm.

your vehicle can be badly damaged. If No Steam Is Coming FromYour Engine If you get the overheat warning butsee or hear no steam. Sometimes the engine can geta little too hot whenyou: 0 Climb a long hill on a hot day. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. 5-11 . 0 Stop after high speed driving. 0 Tow a trailer. the problemmay not be too serious. 0 Idle for long periods in traffic.If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine NOTICE: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving withno coolant.

I 3. you can drive. If you get the overheat warning with no sign of steam. 5-12 . drive slower for about ten minutes. Radiator pressure cap You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service C. shift tothe highest gear while driving-- AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (GO) or DRIVE (D). If the warning continues. B. Cooling System try thisfor a minuteor so: 1. you can idle the engine When you decide it’s safe to lift the hood. If there’s still no sign of steam. to ifsee you’ll see: the warning stops. ~ If the warning doesn’t come back on. Turn off your air conditioner. If you’re in a trafficjam. Just to be safe. 2. and park your vehicle right away. pull over. here’s what for two or three minutes while you’re parked.But then. if you still have the warning. otherwise. Electric engine fans help right away. . you can drive normally. If you no longer have the overheat warning. turn o f t h e engine and get everyone out of the A. shift to NEUTRAL(N). stop. . Coolant recovery tank vehicle until it cools down. Turn on your heaterto full hot at the highest fan speed and open the window as necessary.


but the coolant level In cold weather.How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank NOTICE: If you haven’t found a problem yet.) . Use (preferably distilled) and a proper antifreeze at the coolant the recommended coolant. add a50150 mixture of clean water engine. radiator. water can freeze and crack the isn’t atFULL COLD. recovery tank. (See “Engine Coolant”in the Index for more information about the proper coolant mix. heater core and other parts.

When thecoolant in the coolant recovery tank is at FULL COLD. there’sone more thing youcan try. 5-15 . You can add the proper coolant mix directly to the radiator. If the overheat warning continues. but be sure the coolingsystem is cool beforeyou do it. start your vehicle.

Then keep turning the pressurecap. pressure cap when Remove the the cooling system. pressure cap. You can remove but now push down the radiator as you turnit.is no longer hot. (Don't press downwhile turning the mix. waitfor that to stop. up to the base pressure cap. Fill the radiator Turn the pressurecap slowly tothe left untilit with the proper first stops.A hiss means there is still some pressure left. 3. 5-16 .How to Add Coolant tothe Radiator 2.) of the filler neck. 1. including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose. If you hear a hiss.

4. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to theW L L 5. 5-17 . but COLD mark. leave the radiator pressure capoff.

7. Start the engine 8. By this time the coolant level inside the radiator At any time during this procedure if coolant begins filler neck maybe lower. you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Be sure themows on the pressure cap line up the level reaches the base of the filler neck. If the levelis lower. add to flow out of the filler neck. 6. like this. 5-18 . Watch out for the engine fans. Then replace the and let it run until pressure cap. reinstall the pressure more of the proper mix through the filler neck until cap.

If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire It’s unusual for a tire to “blow out” while you’re driving.warningflashers. A rear blowout. Turn on your hazard out of a tire. Steer tomaintain lane position. the flat tire willcreate a drag that pulls the vehicle toward that side. In any rearblowout. then gently brake toa stop wellout of the traffic lane.if you maintain your tires properly. If air goes by driving slowly to a level place. If a tire goes flat. If a tire goes flat.It may be very bumpy and noisy. particularly on a curve. acts much like a skid and may requirethe same correction you’d use in a skid.” here are a few tips about what toexpect and what to do: If a front tire fails. welloff the road if possible.but you can still steer. avoid further tire and wheel damage especially .it’smuchmorelikelytoleakoutslowly.Get the vehicle under control by steering the way you wantthe vehicle to go. But if youshould ever have a “blowout. 5-19 . Take your footoff the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Gently brake toa stop. remove your footfrom the accelerator pedal. the next partshows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely.

. Open the jackstorage cover by twisting the knob 114 turn counterclockwise. . 1. . Remove thejack and wheel wrench. . . 2.

. .to remove the nut.. . .

Do not drop the while using your temporaryspare tire. It's needed to anchor the wheel. Use the wheel wrench to loosen the wheel nuts. b) When replacing the cover after the wheel is put back on the vehicle. but cover that conceals the wheel nuts the following don't remove them.i I AI 7. If you have an alloy (aluminum) wheel with 'a center 8. Do not misplaceit wire wheel covers to a) Insert the flat endof the wheel wrench in the .. . do not use a hammer or mallet to install the cover. asit could be scratched or damaged. (The bracket shown is on wheels directions will help. notch and pry off the center cover. I.) cover or lay it face down. with wire wheel covers only.

Usethe wheel wrenchto measure to the notch by flipping the socketinto the handle. 11. Raise thejack far enough so there's enough room for the spare tire to fit. Near each wheel well is a notch in theframe into m which to put thejack head. . The wheel wrench has these8 and 10 inch distances stamped on the handle.Do not raise the vehicle yet. The front notch is 10 inches backfrom the front wheel well. then measurefrom the socket endof the wrench. Attach the wheel wrenchto the jack. Put the compact wrench clockwiseto raise thejack head a few inches. and rotate the flat tire. Raise the vehicle by rotating the wheel wrench clockwise in thejack.The rear notch is 8 inches forwardfrom the rear wheel well. 12. spare tire near you. Position thejack and raisethe jack head until it fits firmly on the ridge in the vehicle's frame nearest the 9. 10.

Raishg your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned will damage the vehicle ur may allow the vehide to fall aff the jack. . Be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising your vehicle.


you could damage the cover or the spare. If you try to put a wheel cover OR your compact spare. have replaced the compact spare tire with a regular tire. NOTICE: Wheel covers won’tfit on your compact spare. Store the flat tire asfar forward in the trunk as possible.Replace the compact spare tire withfull-size a tire as soonas you can. Store thejack and wheel wrench in their compartment in the trunk.17. Store the wheel cover in the .trunk until you crisscross sequence. Tighten the wheel Don’t try to put the wheel coveron the compact sparetire. nuts firmly in a It won’t fit. 18. The compact spareis for temporary use only. .

Using them will damage yourvehicle and destroy the chains too. After installing the compact spare on your compact spare canget caught on the rails. Your wheels or tires. need it again.The compact parts of your vehicle. They won’tfit.000 miles (5 000 lun).Compact Spare Tire Although the compact spare was fully inflated when NOTICE: your vehicle was new. spare is made to perform well at posted speed limits for distances up to 3. and maybe other sure your spare tire is correctly inflated.It should be 60 psi automatic carwash with guide rails. so you can finish your trip andhave your full-size tire repairedor Don’t use yourcompact spare on some other vehicle.it can lose air after a time. I NOTICE: Tire chainswon’t fit your compact spare.The (420 P a ) .Of course. 5-27 . That vehicle. replaced where you want. Don’t use tire chains on your compact spare. Check Don’t take your compact spare through an the inflation pressure regularly. it’s best to replace And don’t mixyour compact spare or wheel with other your spare with a full-size tire as soon as you can. you should stop as soon as possible and make can damage the tire andwheel. Keep your spare andits spare willlast longer andbe in good shape in case you wheel together.

Mud. I I For information about using tire chains on your vehicle. see “Towing Your Vehicle’’in the Index. Ice or Snow NOTICE: What you don’t want to do when your vehicleis stuck is Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your to spin your wheels toofast. you should turn the systemoff. see “Tire Chains” in the Index. If you spin the wheels “rocking” can help youget out when you’re stuck.If your vehicle has traction control. you may need to be towed out. forth.) Then shift back and forth between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear. If youdo need to be towed out. turn your steering wheel left and right. Rocking your vehicle to get it out First.If You’re Stuck: In Sand. If that doesn’t get youout after a few tries. and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxleis in gear. The method known as vehicle as well as the tires. . (See “Traction Control System”in the Index. spinning the wheels as little as possible. but too fast while shifting your transaxle back and you must use caution. That will clear the area around your front wheels. Release the accelerator pedal while you shift. you can destroy your transaxle.


see “Service Publications” in the Index. Before attempting t0 do your own service work. you’ll want to get theproper Oldsmobile Service Manual. see “ServicingYour Air Bag-Equipped Oldsmobile”in the Index. See “MaintenanceRecord” in the Index.Doing Your Own Service Work If you want todo some of your own servicework.To order the proper service manual. Your vehicle hasan air bag system. your vehicle could be damaged. 6-2 .It tells you much more about how to serviceyour Oldsmobile than this manual can. You should keep arecord with all parts receipts and:tlis of any service work you the mileage and the date perform. NOTICE: If you try to do yourown service work without knowing enough aboutit.

Don’t use it. so you should not ‘Methanolis methyl or wood alcohol. And only unleaded Fuel that is more than5% methanol is bad for nozzles willfit into your vehicle’sfiller neck. You will find the VIN at the topleft of your instrument panel. preventers in this fuel to help avoid these But don’t worry if you hear a little pinging noise when problems.5-92 in Canada. And even 5% at or If you’re using fuel rated at 87octane or higher and you less. covered under your warranty.Properly-blended fuel higher. It can corrode metal Be sure theposted octane is at least 87. your engine needs service. Use regular unleaded gasoline rated at octane 87 or Ethanol is ethyl or grain alcohol. These vehicle. You’llsee NOTICE: UNLEADED right on thepump. - In the United States andCanada. you’re accelerating or driving up a hill. there must be %osolvents” and corrosion still hear heavyknocking. and you don’t have to buy ahigher octane fuel to getrid 6-3 . WTBE is “methyl tertiary-butyl ether.If the octane is parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic less than 87. fuels should have the proper additives.such as MTBE or alcohol? (VIN) shows the code letter for your engine. It’s the heavy. it can damage your engine. it’s easy to be sure you get the rightkind of gasoline (unleaded).”Fuel that is no (See “Vehicle IdentificationNumber” in the Index . That damage wouldn’t be you drive. 3800 Series IIEngine (CodeK) What about gasoline withblending materials that The 8th digit of your vehicle identification number contain oxygen (oxygenates). It should meet specifications ASTMD4814 in chat is no more than 10% ethanol is fine for your the United States and CGSB 3.) more than 15%MTBE is fine for your vehicle. your vehicle. you may get a heavy knocking noise when and rubber parts. That’s normal.If it’s bad enough. constant knock that means you have aproblem. have to addanything to the fuel.Fuel of pinging.

(See “Vehicle Identification Number” in the Index.You will good for your vehicle. especiallyin those nozzles willfit into your vehicle’s filler neck. And only unleaded doing so. It’s (VIN) shows the code letterfor your engine.it can damage your engine. These fuels should have the proper additives. youm y get a heavy knocking noise when oxygenates.Gasolines for Cleaner Air Fuel Your use of gasoline with deposit control additives will 3800 Supercharged Engine (Code 1) help prevent deposits from forming in yourengine and fuel system. Be sure the posted octane for premium is at least 91 (at You should ask your service station operators if their least 89 for middle grade and 87 for regular). you can help cleanthe air. In addition.) Many gasolines are now blended with oxygenates. By UNLEADED right on the pump.If the octane gasolines contain deposit control additives and is less than 87.now producing reformulated gasolines. you can help cleanthe air.such as MTBE and ethanol. If you’re using fuel rated at91 octane or higher and you still hear heavy knocking. andif they havebeen reformulated to you drive.some gasoline suppliers are. your engine needs service. and you’ll be doing your partfor find theVIN at the top leftof your instrument panel. These gasolines are specially In the United States and Canada. especially in those The gasoline you use should meet specifications ASTM parts of the country thathave h g h carbon monoxide D4814 in the United States and CGSB 3. reduce vehicle emissions.5-92 in levels. Use premium unleaded gasoline rated 91 at octane or General Motors recommends that you use gasolines withhigher. so you should not have to add anything to the fuel. If it’s bad enough. By gasolines. parts of the country thathave high ozone levels. You’ll see recommends that you use reformulated gasoline. That helpskeep your engine in tune and The 8th digitof your vehicle identification number your emission control system working properly. You may use middlegrade or regular unleaded these blending materials. Canada. doing so. General Motors get the right kindof gasoline (unleaded). cleaner air. But don’t worry if you hear a little pinging noise when 6-4 . but your vehicle may not accelerate as well. it’s easy to be sure you designed to reduce vehicle emissions.

constant knock that means Your use of gasoline with deposit control additives will you have a problem. And even5% at or gasolines contain deposit control additives and less. such as MTBE and ethanol. Many gasolines are now blended with oxygenates. some gasoline suppliers are now producing I I NOTICE: reformulated gasolines. more than 15% MTBE is fine for your vehicle. you can help clean the air. you can help clean the air.” Fuel that is no cleaner air. By your vehicle. These gasolines are specially designed toreduce vehicle emissions. Don’t use it. It’sthe heavy. help prevent deposits from forming in yourengine and fuel system. and rubber parts. General Motors Fuel that is more than5% methanol is badfor recommends that youuse reformulated gasoline.you’re accelerating ordriving up a hill. such as MTBE or alcohol? good for your vehicle. there must be “cosolvents” and corrosion oxygenates. It can corrode metal in those doing so. vehicle.Properly-blended fuel General Motors recommends that you use gasolines with that is no more than 10%ethanoE is fine for your these blending materials. especiallyin those parts of the country thathave high carbon Methanol is methylor wood alcohol. especially parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic parts of the country thathave high ozone levels. monoxide levels. That’s normal Gasolines for Cleaner Air and you don’thave to buy a higheroctane fuel to get rid of pinging. andif they have been reformulated to preventers in this fuel to help avoid these reduce vehicle emissions. That damage wouldn’t be You should ask your service station operatorsif their covered under your warranty. 6-5 ~ . It’s contain oxygen (oxygenates). By doing so. and you’llbe doing your partfor MTBE is “methyl tertiary-butyl ether. problems. That helps keep yourengine in tune and What about gasoline with blending materials that your emission control system working properly. I In addition. Ethanol is ethyl or grain alcohol.

ask an auto club. or Canada. Your vehicle’s oxygen sensor will be damaged.system can corrode. andyour engine oil can deteriorate quickly. Just tell us where you’re going give and your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). S . -To check on fuel availability.advice. Do not use leaded gasoline. door on the left sideof your The cap is behind a hinged ‘You can also write us atthe following address for vehicle. Ontario L1H 8P7 6-6 1 . your emission controls won’t work well or at all. spark plugs can get fouled. North American Export Sales (NAES) 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa. General Motors Overseas Distribution Corporation. All of that means costly repairs that wouldn’tbe covered :by your warranty.Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank -If you plan on driving in another country outside the X . . or ’contact a major oil company that does business in the country where you’llbe driving. If you use evenone tankful. unleaded fuel maybe hard tofind. theexhaust . With continuous use.


and your fuel tank and emissions system I might be damaged. be sure to get the right type. The following sections tellyou how to check fluids. If you get the wrong type. lubricants andimportant underhood parts.When you put thecap back on.Your retailercan get one for you. 6-8 . it may not fit or have proper venting. NOTICE: If you needa new cap. turn it to theright until Checking Things Under the Hood you hear at least three clicks..

Lift the hood. Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up on the underhood release.first pull the hood releasehandle inside the vehicle.Hood Release To open the hood. Thenjust pull the hood down and clase~it firmly. be sure all thefiller caps are on properly. Before closing the hood. .

Brake Fluid Reservoir 4. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 5. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank 2. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick 3. Air Cleaner 6. Engine Oil Dipstick 8. 1 I - 3800 Series I1 Engine (L 36 Code K) When you open the hood. you’ll see: 1. Radiator Pressure Cap 9. Battery 6-10 . Engine Oil Fill Cap 7.

L36 Engine Accessory Belt The L36 engine uses anengine accessory belt. Coolant Pump C E Tensioner . This diagram shows the features connected and the routing. See “Maintenance Schedule” in the Indexfor when to check the belt. Power Steering B. Crank E. A. Alternator C. Air Conditioning A D.

Air Cleaner 7. Engine Oil Dipstick 9. - 3800 Supercharged Engine(L67 Code 1) When you openthe hood. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 4. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick 3. Engine Oil Fill Cap 8. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank 2. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6. you’ll see: (Option) 1. Brake Fluid Reservoir 5. Radiator Pressure Cap 10. Battery 6-12 .

1. See “Maintenance Schedule” in the Index for when to check the accessory drive belts and the Supercharger oil level. Back Belt A. Crank D. Coolant Pump F. Each belt hasits own tensioner and idler pulley. Have your retailer check the oil level in the Supercharger. AirConditioning 6-13 .L67 Engine Accessory Belt The Supercharged 3800 (L67) engine uses two accessory drive belts. coolant pump and air conditioning compressor. Front Belt 2. Power Steering Pump C. One belt drives the generator and the power steering pump. Supercharger E. Alternator F B .The second belt drives the supercharger.

or CHECK OIL light onthe instrument panel comes on.” “Oil Level Light. 6-14 . see “Check Oil Message. It’s a good idea you to check your engine oil every time get fuel. theoil dipstick drain back into the oil pan. the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. OIL LEVEL light. For more information. it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. You should check your engine oil level regularly. Turn off the engine and give the oil a few minutes to If you don’t.”or “Check Oil” in the Index. The topof the dipstickis a yellow ring. is this an added reminder.In order to get an accurate reading.Engine Oil If the CHECK OIL LEVEL message. The engine oil dipstickis located immediately behind the enginefans and infront of the engine oil fill cap. might not show the actual level.

and When to Add Oil is preferredfor use in your gasoline engine. then you’ll need to add some oil.To Check Engine Oil What Kind of Oil to Use Pull out the dipstickand clean it with apaper towel or Oils of the proper qualityfor your vehiclecan be cloth.For crankcase be sure you useoil that has capacity. then push itback in all the way. be sure the oil put into yourengine is AmericanPetroleum Institute Just fill it enough to putthe level somewhere in the certified for gasoline engines. You should also usethe proper viscosity oil for your vehicle. But you must usethe right kind. NOTICE: Don’t add too much oil.Push the dipstick allthe way back in when you’re through. your engine could be damaged.This If you change your own oil. the front of the oil container. as shownin the following chart: .The keeping the tip down. Remove it again. If your engine hasso much oil that theoil level gets above the I I cross-hatched area that shows the proper operating range. part explains what kindof oil to use. and check the level. proper operating range. If you have your oil changed for you. identified bylooking for the “Starburst” symbol. see “Capacities and Specifications”in the the “Starburst” symbol on Index. “Starburst” symbol indicates thatthe oil has been certified by the AmericanPetroleum Institute (API). If the oil is at or belowthe ADD mark.

(-1WC) SAE W-30 Engine Oil Additives Don't add anything to your oil. ~I WEATHER SYMBOL I "F tlOO - 7 "C . SAE 1OW-30 is best for your RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS vehicle. Failure to use the proper oil .27 Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines . change. HOP FOR THIS such as SAE 20W-50. 7 ' 18 SAE 1OW-30 GM Goodwrench@ oil (in Canada. When it's very cold. Your Oldsmobile retailer WEATHER is ready to advise if you think somethingshould be added. or thickness.38 ITICE Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum . As shown in the chart. DO NOT USE SAE 2OW-56 OR ANY OTHER GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED 6-16 . you should use SAE 5W-30. These numbers on an oil container show its LOOK viscosity. youcan use SAE 5W-30 if it's going FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLDSTARTING. GM Engine Oil) PREFERRED above 0°F meets all the requirementsfor your vehicle. + 20 i-.Do not use other viscosity oils. However.16 "Starburst" symbol.SELECTTHELOWEST to be colder than60 * F ( 16"C) before your next oil SAE VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE.b by your can result in engine damage not covered warranty.

change the oil and filter every by putting it in the trash. or into streams or bodies of water.) If the CHANGE Used oil can be a real threat to theenvironment. you shouldchange your oil.Don’t ever disposeof oil If none of them is true.) “Change Oil Indicator” in the Index. vehicle isequipped with the Driver Information Center. water. Did you know that usedengine oil contains certain 0 Most trips are through dusty areas.whichever sewers. change. or a good hand cleaner.a service station ora local recycling always reset the engine oil life to 100% after every oil center for help.18 C) or O colder. If you OIL NOW message appears in the optional Driver change your own oil. (See of oil products. If (See “Change Oil Indicator” inthe Index. If your vehicle has this option. be sure to drain all free-flowing oil Information Center. from the filter before disposal. Instead. into 7. Coolant Heater” in the Index.500 miles (12 500 km) or 12 months -.Clean your skin and nails with soap and your vehicle. pouringit on the ground. 0 Most trips include extensive idling (suchas frequent What to Do with Used Oil driving in stop and go traffic).0°F (. comes first.whichever comes first. (See need to change your oil and filter every 3. see “Engine This is particularlyimportant when outside temperatures are belowfreezing. ask your retailer. to park outside in very cold weather.000 rniles the manufacturer’s warnings about the use and disposal (5 000 km) or 3 months -. thenyou away clothing or rags containing used engine oil. Wash or properly throw If any one of these is true for your vehicle. 6-17 . recycle it by taking it toa place that collects used oil. elements that may be unhealthy for your skin and could even cause cancer? Don’t let used oil stay on your skin You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on topof for very long.When to Change Engine Oil Engine Coolant Heater See if any one of these is true for you: An engine coolant heater canbe a big helpif you have 0 Most trips are less than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km).) If your you have a problem properly disposingof your used oil.

unsnap the three clips holding the air cleaner housing cover and pull apart. a backfire can cause a If the air cleaner is damaging engine fire. If you have the3800 Supercharged Engine. NOTICE: off. 1. dirt can easily get into your engine. Always have the air cleanerin place when you’re driving. And.Air Cleaner To Check or Replace theAir Cleaner Refer tothe MaintenanceSchedule to determine when to replace the air filter. See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index. which will damage it. Remove the three wingscrewsin the housing cover and pull back. 6-18 .

2. hose attaches to the throttle body near the top of the 4. . then tightly. 5. pull back the rearof the housing cover. Remove the clamp on the air intake hose where the 3. Install the air filter carefully and replace the cover engine. Remove the air filter. Detach the hose from the throttle body. Reattach the air intake hose and tighten the clamp.

Supercharger Oil When to Check Check oil level every 30. 2. Remove the oil fill plug using a 3/16 inch Allen wrench. M o w the engine tu cool 2 to 3 hours after running. Unless you are technically qualified and have the proper tools. How to Check and Add Oil Check oil only when the engineis cold. Clean the area around the oil fiU plug before removing it. What Und of Oil to Use See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index and use only tbe recommended oil. Remove the wiring hamess shield. 3. you should let your retailer or a qualified service center per€ormthis maintenance. I I 6-20 .000 miles (SO 000 km)or every 36 months. 1.

eplace the wiring harness shield. Too much can mean that some of the 6. To get the right reading. Be sure to Automatic Transaxle Fluid get an accurate reading if you check your transaxle fluid. If it’s colder than50 OF (10”C). or you could get afalse reading on the dipstick.especially in hot weather. transaxle. you mayhave to drive longer. Replace the oil plug with the O-ring in place. At high speed for quite a while. R. choose to have this done at yourOldsmobile retailer Service Department. When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Get the vehicle warmed upby driving about 15 miles (24 krn)when outside temperatures areabove 50 OF (10”C). Because this operation can be a little difficult. How to Check In heavy traffic . See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the When outside temperatures are above 90°F (32°C). starting a fire. Torque I NOTICE: Too much or too little fluid can damage your to 88 lb-in (10 N-m). Index. .4. Refer to the Wait at least30 minutes before checking the transaxle Maintenance Schedule to determine when to change fluid levelif you have been driving: your fluid. which is180°F to 200°F If you do it yourself. you may While pulling a trailer. be sure tofollow all the (82°C to 93°C). 5. fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts. The oil level is correct when it just reaches the bottom of the threadsof the inspection hole.the fluid should be at normal operating temperature. instructions here.

Keep theengine running. without shuttingoff the engine. 6-22 .and read thelower 1. Check both sidesof the dipstick. pausing for about three seconds ineach range. Push it back in all the way. place the shiftlever in PARK (P). 0 With your foot onthe brake pedal. right sideof the engine 4. Pull out the dipstick and wipeit with a clean rag or paper towel. follow these steps: 3. The fluid level must be in the cross-hatched dipstick is located onthe area. Let the engine run at idle for three to five minutes. move the shift lever through each gear range. The transaxle fluid level. master brake cylinder.To check the fluid level 2. Then. If the fluid levelis in the acceptable range. The dipstick has a red ring or red printing on top. With the parkingbrake applied. Then. position the shift lever in PARK (P). 0 Park your vehicle on a level place. wait three seconds and then pullit back out again. near the dipstick back in all theway. push the compartment.

add onlyenough of the proper Index. distilled) and one-half antifreeze that meets “GM a After adding fluid. Don’t overjill. engine overheating. We recommend you use only fluid Let the warning lights work as they should.If you use this mixture. Give freezing protectiondown to -34°F (-37 “C) . Use GM Engine Coolant Supplement (sealer) dipstick backin all the way. You can also use a recycled coolant conforming to a When the correct fluid levelis obtained.How to Add Fluid Engine Coolant Refer to theMaintenance Schedule to determine what The following explains your coolingsystem and how to kind of transaxle fluid to use. Help keep the proper engine temperature. Give boiling protection up to262°F (128” C) . 2. labeled DEXRON@-III.” parts. fluid to bringthe level into the cross-hatched area on the The proper coolant for your Oldsmobile will: dipstick. see “Engine Overheating” in the If the fluid levelis low.See “Recommended add coolant whenit is low. Pull outthe dipstick.” which won’t damage aluminum described under “How to Check. Using along-neck funnel. recheck the fluid level as Specification 1825M. you don’t need to addanything else. push the GM Specification 1825Mwith a complete coolant flush and refill. 6-23 . It doesn’t Protect against rust and corrosion. What to Use Damage caused by fluid other thanDEXRON@-111 Use amixture of one-half clean water (preferably is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. If you have a problem with Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. take muchfluid. with anycomplete coolant flush and refill. generally less than a pint (OSL). add enough fluid at the dipstick hole to bringit to theproper level. 1.because fluid with that label is made especially for your automatic transaxle.

the coolant level should be at If you use an improper coolantmix. Too much waterin the mix can freeze and crack the engine. radiator. Adding Coolant NOTICE: To Check Coolant When your engine is cold. warranty. heater core and other parts. your engine FULL COLD or a little higher. the level should be to upFULL HOT or alittle repair cost wouldn’t be covered by your higher. The warm. When your engine is could overheat and be badly damaged. 6-24 .

it means to spillit. you’re low on engine coolant. . the information center display will showLOW Add coolant mix at the recovery tank. LOW COOLANT If you have the electronic cluster and your coolant level is low. To Add Coolant If you needmore coolant. If this light comes on. but be careful not ENGINE COOLANT. add the propermix at the coolant recovery tank.

. on the L36 engine is The power steering-fluid reservoir located belowthe alternator and behindthe accessory drive belt. 'memostat ~ ~~ The power steering fluid reservoiron the L67 engine is to the right of the supercharger andinfront of the transaxle fluid dipstick.Radiator Pressure Cap When youreplace your radiatix pressure cap.an AC@ cap is recomended.

6-27 . Replace the cap What to Use and completely tightenit. unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstickwith a clean rag. Add may fall below freezing. use a fluid that has sufficient enough fluid to bringthe level up to the mark.How To Check Power SteeringFluid Windshield Washer Fluid When the engine compartment is cool. Then remove thecap again When you need windshield washer fluid. Have the system inspected and repaired.If you will be operating your vehiclein an area where the temperature The level should be at the FULL COLD mark. the manufacturer’s instructions before use. Failure to use the proper fluid can cause leaks and damage hoses and seals. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. be sure to read and look at the fluid levelon the dipstick. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. Open the cap labeled WASHER FLUID ONLY. Add washer fluid until the tank isfull. To Add What to Add Refer tothe Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of fluidto use. always use the proper fluid. NOTICE: When adding power steering fluid or making a complete fluid change. protection against freezing.

When new linings are put in. which could damage the tank if it is completely full. Itis filled with adding water. Brakes YOTICE: A e When using concentrated washer fluid. Water can cause the solution to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other partsof the washersystem. . This allows for expansion. The first is that the brake fluid goesdown to an acceptable level during normal brake lining wear. e Don’t mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. e FiIl your washer fluid tank only 314 full when it’s very cold. e Don’t use radiator antifreeze in your windshield washer. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid levelin your master cylinder mightgo down. water doesn’t clean as well as washer fluid. Brake Master Cylinder follow the manufacturer’s instructions for Your brake master cylinder is here. DOT-3 brake fluid. Also. It can damage your washer system and paint.

your brake warning light willcome on. in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly thatthey’ll have tobe replaced. just a few drops of mineral-based oil.since a leak means fluid -. See “Brake System Warning Light”in the Index. only when workis done on the brake hydraulic system.such as Delco Supreme 11 (GM Part @ that sooner or later your brakes won’t work well. use only DOT-3 brake should have your brake system fixed.If it is. You should add (or remove)brake fluid. Adding brake fluid won’t correct a reservoir cap before removing it. A chime will sound if you try to drive with this warninglight on. 6-29 . Brake fluid can damage paint. If you add fluid when your liningsare worn. as NOTICE: necessary. 1052535). then you’ll havetoo much fluid when youget new brake L linings. If you do. leak. So. it isn’t a good ideato “top off’ container only. you When you do need brake fluid.so be careful not tospill brake fluidon your vehicle.The other reasonis that What toAdd fluid is leaking out of the brake system. See “Appearance Care” in the Index.the fluid level goes back up. and always clean the brake fluid your brake fluid. For example. Use new brakefluid from a sealed won’t work at all. Don’t let someone put in thewrong kind of fluid. washit off immediately. or No. such as engine oil. When your brake fluid falls to a low level.

Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets. but if you ever hear a rear brake rubbing noise. Your rear drum brakes don’t have wear indicators. have the rear brakes inspected. Continuing to drive with worn-outbrake pads Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make could resultin costly brake repair. This does not mean something is wrong with firmly). too. The sound maycome Some driving conditionsor climates may cause a brake and go or be heardall the time your vehicle is moving squeal when the brakes arefirst applied or lightly (except when you are pushing on the brake pedal applied. the rear brake drums should be removed and inspected each time the tiresare removed for rotation or changing. Brake Wear Your Oldsmobile has front disc brakes and rear drum NOTICE: brakes. have the rear brake linings inspected. When you have the Eront brakes replaced. your brakes. i I 6-30 .Also. a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed.

Brake Pedal Travel Battery See your retailerif the brake pedal does not return to Every new Oldsmobile has a Delco Freedom’ battery. takeoff the black. normal height. when your brake linings wear down and you have to have new onesput in -. When it’s travel. thebalance between yourfront and rearbrakes can change -. When you replace partsof your braking system -.for the worse. Vehicles wedesign and testhave top-quality GM brake parts in them. Its battery. your brakes may no longer work properly.be sure you get new genuine GM replacement parts. 6-31 . This will help keep your batteryfrom running many parts have to be of top quality andwork well down. The braking performance you’ve come to expect can change in many other ways if Contact your retailer to learn how prepare to Your someone puts in the wrongreplacement brake parts. negative(-) cable from the The braking system on a modern vehicleis complex. If you don’t. together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. we recommendDelco a Freedom@battery.or if there is a rapid increase in pedal You never have to add water to one of these.for example. Getone that has thereplacement Brake Adjustment number shown onthe original battery’s label. Every time you apply thebrakes moderately.For example. Vehicle Storage If you’re not going to drive your vehiclefor 25 days or Replacing Brake System Parts more. T h s could be a sign of brake trouble. vehicle for longer storage periods. as yourOldsmobile does when it is new. time for a new battery. if someone puts in brake linings that are wrongfor your vehicle. your brakes adjust for wear. withor without the vehicle moving.

Remove the two quarter-turn wing screwsfrom the top of the headlamp housing.Halogen Bulbs Headlamp Bulb Replacement 1. Be careful not to scratch or bend this portion of the grille. Remove the two screws holding thepart of the grille covering the headlamps. .

. bulb assembly. Twist the bulb assembly 1/6 turn and pull out the into slots (B) before tightening the screws. A Reverse the procedure to replacethe bulb assembly and headlamp housing. Make sure the tabs (A) are locked 4.

you must first remove it from the hooks. 2. Only a qualified service technician using proper equipment should adjust these screws. of the trunk. 5. In the trunk. 6. Replace the bulb. To remove the bulb. Rotate the bulb housing1/8 turn and remove it. Reverse the steps to reassemble the taillamp. have the optional convenience net.Do not turn these screws. Pull the carpet away from the rear corner 3. remove the plastic screw holding the If you carpeting in place and pull back the carpeting.” 1. see the Index under “Replacement Bulbs. Taillamp Bulb Replacement For the typeof bulb.The Torx@ screws(C) are headlamp aiming screws. push inand rotate it counterclockwise. 6-34 . 4.

3. Push down on the release clip witha screwdriver and pull the blade assembly off the wiperarm. Pull the windshield wiperarm away from the windshield. Here’s howto remove the type with a release clip: 1. 6-35 . 2.Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. Push the new wiper blade securely on the wiperarm.


NOTICE: (Continued) If your tires have valve caps. pressure. NOTICE: Don’t let anyone tellyou that underinflationor When to Check overinflation is all right. “Cold” means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three Unusual wear hours or drivenno more than a mile. whenthey’re cold. especiallyif you have radial tires-. Too much heat How to Check 0 Tire overloading Bad wear Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire Bad handling pressure. It should be at Too much flexing 60 psi (420 Wa). Bad handling Rough ride 0 Needless damage from road hazards. Simplylooking at the tires will not tell you the Bad fuel economy. be sure to put them back on. They helpprevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture. If your tires have too much edge of the driver’sdoor shows the correct inflation you can get: pressures for your tires. - Inflation Tire Pressure NOTICE: (Continued) The Tire-Loading Information label whichis on the rear air (overinflation). It’s not. If your tires don’t have enoughair (underinflation) you can Check your tiresonce a month or more.which may look properly inflated evenif they’re underinflated. get: Don’t forget your compact spare tire. 6-37 .

way. d.When rotating your tires. .suse the Correct mtation pattern shown here.

ride and other things duringnormal service on 0 You can see the indicators at three or more places your vehicle. -~ 6-39 . speed rating. When you get new tires. 0 The tread or sidewall is cracked.6 mm) or To find out what kind and sizeof tires you need.look at less of tread remaining. If you everrepl. bias-belted or radial) as your original tires. That way. The tires installed on your vehicle when it was new had a TirePerformance Criteria Specification (TPCSpec) number oneach tire’s sidewall.If your tireshave an all-season tread around the tire. speed rating and construction type (bias. your vehicle willcontinue to have tires thatare designed to give proper endurance. indicators. make sure they are the s m e size. bulge or split. design. get ones with thatsame TPC Spec number.When it’s Time forNew Tires 0 The tire has a bump. One way to tell when it’s 0 The tire has a puncture. or other damage that time for new tiresis to can’t be repaired well because of the size or location check the treadwear of the damage.cut or snagged deep load range. handling. 3 your tires with those not having a ~ TPC Spec number. which will appear when your tires have Buying New Tires only 1/16 inch (1. 0 You can see cord or fabric showing through the tire’s rubber. the Tire-Loading Information label.cut. You need a new tireif: traction. enough to show cord or fabric. theTPC number willbe followed by an “MS” (for mud and snow).

however. They represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet The following information relates to the system pavement as measured under controlled conditions on developed by the UnitedStates National Highway specified government test surfaces of asphalt and Traffic Safety Administration which grades tires by concrete. service practices and differences road characteristics and climate. C Uniform Tire Quality Grading The traction grades. (This performance. - Traction A. Treadwear The treadwear gradeis a comparative rating basedon the wear rateof the tire when tested under controlled conditions ona specified government test course. 6-40 . The relative performanceof tires depends upon the actual conditionsof their use. from highest to lowest are:A. and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in in driving habits. For example. B.) applies only to vehicles sold Warning: The traction grade assigned tothis tire is based on braking (straight-ahead) traction tests and does not include cornering (turning) traction. traction and temperature performance. in the United States. a tire graded 150 would wear one anda half (1 1/2) times as well on the government courseaas tire graded 100. and C. B. A tire marked C may have poor traction treadwear.

respect to these grades.B. If you notice your excessive loading. Allpassenger type controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory (P Metric) tiresmust conform to Federal safety test wheel. wheels may need to be rebalanced.Sustained high temperature can cause the requirements in addition to these grades. Excessive speed.the overloaded. Wheel Alignmentand Tire Balance The grade C corresponds to alevel of performance which allpassenger car tires mustmeet under the The wheels on your vehiclewere aligned and balanced Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. B. - Temperature A. laboratory testwheel than the minimum required by law. either separately or combination. your can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. Grades carefully atthe factory to give youthe longest tirelife B and A represent higher levels of performance on the and best overall performance.if you noticeunusual tire wear established for a tire that is properly inflated and not or your vehicle pullingone way or the other. and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. C While the tires available as standard or optional equipment on General Motors vehicles may varywith The temperature grades are A (the highest). In most cases. or alignment may need tobe reset. all such tires meet General representing the tire’s resistance tothe generation of Motors performance standards andhave been approved heat andits ability todissipate heat when testedunder for use on General Motors vehicles. and C . underinflation. you willnot need tohave your wheels Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is aligned again. These grades are molded on the sidewalls of passenger car tires. 109. in vehicle vibrating when drivingon a smooth road. However. material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life. 6-41 .

wheel bolts. offset. or wheel nuts. and wheel nuts should be replaced. the wheel. wheel bolts. wheel bolts. vehicle ground clearance. If wheel nuts keep coming loose. Wheel Replacement Replace any wheel thatis bent. you will be surehave to the NOTICE: right wheel. See your Oldsmobile retailer if anyof these conditions exist.or badly rusted or corroded. bumper height. cracked. and tire or tire chain clearance to the body and chassis. Your retailer will know the kind of wheel you need. headlamp aim. I 6-42 . speedometer/odometer calibration. and be mounted the same wayas the one it replaces. brake cooling. diameter. replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. The wrong wheel canalso cause problems with bearing life. replace it (except some aluminum wheels. If you need to replace any of your wheels. This way. which can sometimes be repaired). width. Each new wheel should have the same load carrying capacity.If the wheel leaks air. and wheel uuts for your Oldsmobile model.

stop and retighten them. ZnstaIl them on the front tires and tighten them as tightly as possible withthe endssecurely fastened.If you can hear the chains contacting yourvehicle. If the contact continues. 6-43 . Driving too fastor spinning the wheels with chains onwill damage yourvehicle. Driveslowly and follow the chain manufacturer’s instructions. Use only SAE Class “S” type chains that are the proper size for yourtires.Used Replacement Wheels Tire Chains Use tire chains only where legal and only when you must.slow down until it stops.


the stain. (See the previous NOTICE. a clean. directions onthe container label. lamp. wet sponge. 0 Don’t saturate the material. 0 When you cleana stain from fabric. water and mild soap. Using Solvent-Type Cleaner on Fabric 0 Use suds only and apply with clean a sponge. light pressure andclean cloths (preferably 0 Wipe off what’s left with a slightlydamp paper towel cheesecloth). Cleaning should start at the outside of or cloth. First.Using Foam-Qpe Cleaner on Fabric 0 Vacuum and brushthe area to remove anyloose dirt. A blow dryer may scorch the fabric. Keep 0 Then dry it immediately with a blow dryeror a heat changing to a clean sectionof the cloth. e As soon as you’ve cleaned the section. 0 Gently scrape excess soil from the trim material with 0 Rinse the section with aclean. e Mix Multi-Purpose Powdered Cleaner following the Wipe with a clean cloth. surrounding trim along stitch or welt lines. NOTICE: 0 Always clean a wholetrim panel or section. Mask Be careful. dull knifeor scraper. immediately dry the area with a blow dryer to help prevent a cleaning ring. Use verylittle cleaner. “feathering” toward the center. see if youhave to use solvent-type cleaner at all. use a sponge If you need touse a solvent: to removethe suds. Some spots and stains will clean off better withjust e Don’t rub it roughly.) 6-45 .

fruit. If needed. will dissolve them and may cause them to spread. chili sauce and Follow the solvent-type instructions described unknown stains. ice cream. urine and blood. Things like tar. I I 0 0 Carefully scrape off excess stain. wax crayon. Use a clean cloth and a solvent-type vinyl cleaner. treat the area witha waterhaking soda solution: Greasy or Oily Stains 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of baking soda to1 cup (250 ml) Such as grease.Be careful. margarine. Such as catsup. clean lightly with solvent-type cleaner. mayonnaise. 6-46 . asphalt and shoe polish will stainif you don’t get themoff quickly. tar and asphalt will stainif cool water and allow to dry. Carefully scrape off excess stain. follow the foam-type instructions described earlier. damp cloth to remove dirt. coffee (black). 0 Rub with a clean. may have to do it more than once. soft drinks. wax crayon. If a stain remains. chewing gum. Cleaning Vinyl Non-Greasy Stains Use warm water and a clean cloth. tar and asphalt. vegetable oils. then clean with Shoe polish.You milk. Special Cleaning Problems If an odor lingers after cleaning vornit or urine. Such as candy. coffee with cream. cleanit with solvent-type cleaner. They should be removed I as soon as possible. oil. fruit juice. vomit. shoe polish. butter. cosmetic creams. because the cleaner 0 If a stain remains. wine. earlier. then sponge the soiled area with cool water. Combination Stains 0 Carefully scrape off excess stain. egg. left on a vehicle seat fabric. of lukewarm water.

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washer. Then soft. Wiper blades should be checked on a regular basis and High pressure car washes may cause water to enteryour replaced when worn. All cleaning agents form when you rinseit with water.) . gloss retention and durability. or No. Dry the finish with a soaked in full strength windshield washer solvent. Bon-AmiPowder’ (GM Part Don’t use cleaning agents that are petroleum based. depth Oldsmobile by hand may be necessary to remove of color. clean chamois or 100% a cotton towel to avoid rinse the blade with water. or they could stain. should be flushed promptly and not allowed toon dry Clean the bladeby wiping vigorously with a cloth the surface. wax or other material may be on theblade or windshield. surface scratches and water spotting. You can get GM approved cleaning products from your retailer. The windshield is cleanif beads do not that contain acid or abrasives. Windshield Cleaner. Use Clean the outsideof the windshield withGM liquid hand. (See “Appearance Care and Materials” in the Index. Cleaning the Outsideof Your Finish Care Oldsmobile Occasional waxing or mild polishingof your The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty. vehicle. 1050011). residue from the paint finish. dish or car washing (mild detergent) soaps.Cleaning the Outsideof the Washing Your Vehicle Windshield and Wiper Blades finish is to keep The best way to preserve your vehicle’s it clean by washingit often with lukewarm or cold If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield water. Don’t use strong soaps or chemical detergents. or if the wiperblade chatters when running. Don’t wash your vehicle in the direct of rays the sun.

Don’tuse strong finish. use a stiff brush with a tire cleaner. tree sap. of years. droppings.weather off any overspray or splashfrom painted surfaces. ice melting agents. can damage your vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted surfaces. 6-49 . Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on a basecoat/clearcoat. You can help tokeep the paint finishlooking new by keeping your Oldsmobile garaged or covered whenever possible.Your Oldsmobile has a “basecoatklearcoat” paint finish. Aluminum Wheels(If So Equipped) The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss tothe colored basecoat. abrasive cleaners or abrasive cleaning brushes on them because you could damage this coating. bird protective coatingoff your aluminum wheels. safe for painted surfaces toremove foreign matter. use non-abrasive cleaners thatare marked To clean your tires. These brushes can take the salts. Wash the vehicle assoon as possible. a wax NOTICE: may be applied. don’t use an automatic car wash that has hard silicon carbide Foreign materials such ascalcium chloride and other cleaning brushes.paintfinish may dull the NOTICE: fmish OF leave swirl marks. Always use waxes and polishes that are Your aluminum wheels have a protective coating similar non-abrasive and made for a basecoatklearcoat paint to the painted surfaceof your vehicle. chrome polish. After rinsing thoroughly. road oil and tar. When applying a tire dressing always take care to wipe Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging. and chemical fallout that can take their tollover a period Petroleum-based products may damage the paint finish. If you have aluminum wheels. chemicals. etc.If Tires necessary. chemicals from industrial chimneys. soaps.

floor pan.) protection. applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or Your retailer or an underbody car washing system can replaced to restore corrosion protection. in your retailer’s body and paint shop. and small irregular dark spots etched into outlets. and not stick or squeak. make sure the body repair shop of the frame should be loosened before being flushed. do thisfor you. (See “Recommended exhaust system even though they have corrosion Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. attack painted surfaces on your vehicle.Weatherstrips Underbody Maintenance Silicone greaseon weatherstrips will make them last: Chemicals usedfor ice and snow removal and dust longer. Bare metal will corrode chemical fallout. and application maybe required. Oldsmobile will repair. ringlet-shaped materials availablefrom your retailer or other service discolorations. Sheet Metal Damage At least every spring. Larger areasof finish damage can be corrected the paint surface. damp weather more frequent underbody parts such as fuel lines. whichever comes first. flush these materials from the underbody with plain water. During very cold. If theseare not silicone grease with a clean cloth at least every six removed. . the surfaces of new vehicles damagedby this fallout condition within 12 months or 12. Airborne pollutants can fall upon and quickly and may develop into a major repair expense.000 miles (20 000 km) of purchase. Finish Damage Chemical Paint Spotting Any stone chips. Clean any areas where mud If your vehicleis damaged and requires sheet metal and other debris can collect. accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the months. Apply control can collect on the underbody. This damage Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up can take two forms: blotchy. seal better. Dirt packed in closed areas repair or replacement. Although no defect in the paint job causes this. fractures or deep scratches in the finishSome weather and atmospheric conditions can create a should be repaired right away. at no charge to the owner. frame.

Grease squeaks Stops See your General Motors Parts Departments for these products. for other products. Spray-A-Squeak SiliconeWeatherstrips. See your Maintenance Schedule 6-51 . Appearance Care and Maintenance Materials You can get these from your GM Parts Department.

the damage wouldn’t be covered by your warranty. Some add-on electrical equipment can keep other specifications. unless you check with your retailer first. Some Engine Identification electrical equipment can damage your vehicle and The eighth characterin your VIN is theengine code.The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and service Parts labels and the certificates of title and I NOTICE: Don’t add anything electrical to your Oldsmobile ?registration. andreplacement parts. This is the legal identifierfor your Oldsmobile. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your Oldsmobile. Be sure thatthis label is not removed from the vehicle. see “Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Oldsmobile” in the Index. . It’s very helpful if you ever need to order parts.It appears on a platein the front corner of the instrument Add-on Electrical Equipment panel. This code will help you identify your engine. Your vehicle has an air bag system. On this label is: your VIN. the model designation. and a list of all production options and specialequipment. components from working as they should. on the driver’sside. You can see it if you look I through the windshieldfrom outside your vehicle. Vehicle Identification Number(VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You’ll findthis label on your spare tire cover. I ENGINE YEAR MODEL CODE / ’gg5 \ ASSEMBLY PLANT 0 paint information.

under the instrument panel. Place the wide end of the fuse puller over the plastic end of the fuse. Look atthe silver-colored band insidethe fuse. Squeeze the ends over the fuse and pull it out. Pressit back up into place: 6-53 I . When finished. This greatly reduces the chance of damage The left side fuse panel is located tothe left of the 1 2 4 6 7 1 8 9 1 A steering wheel. replace the cover and pinch the release levers again tounlock the panel.Fuses and Circuit Breakers The wiring circuitsin your vehicle are protected from short circuits by combination a caused by electricalproblems. Be sure you replace a badfuse with a newone of the correct amp 1 “ O 0 0 I] rating. Left Side Fuse Panel of fuses and circuit breakers. Spare fuses are locatedin the slots labeled “Spare”on the following chart. Snap off the cover to revealthe fuses. You’ll find afuse puller clipped to the inside of the cover. replacethe fuse. If the band is broken or melted.

Back-up Lamps. Chime. Cornering Lamps. Cluster 3A Not Used 1D Ignition (RdCrank). Automatic A/C Control. Base Cluster 3D Heater Mirror 6A Courtesy Lamps. Power Mirrors 4D Not Used 7A Not Used 5D Base A/C 8A Not Used 6D Fog Lamps 9A Cigar Lighter 7D Not Used 1B Turn Signal. Washer 1c Air Bag L 9E Rear Defog 2c SDare 6-54 . 8D Radio Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock 9D Not Used 2B Spare 1E Auxiliary Outlet(s) 3B Not Used 2E * Not Used 4B Not Used 3E Ignition (Off/Unlock) 5B Anti-Lock Brake System 4E Not Used 6B Brake and Hazard Lamps SE Not Used 7B Not Used 6E Not Used 8B Not Used 7E Not Used 9B Electronic Level Control 8E Wipers. Transaxle 4 Not Used 6C Parking Lamps 5 Not Used 7c Not Used 1A Start-up Signal-Air Bag 8C Not Used 2A Spare 9c (Battery) Chime. Radio. Cluster 4A Interior Lamps 2D Spare SA Ignition (Run).Position Circuitry Position Circuitry 1 Circuit Breaker-Power Windows 3c Not Used 2 Not Used 4c Not Used 3 Power Seats 5c Cooling Fans.

Engines Controls I I I I I 6 Fuel Pump I I I 7 Injectors I I I 8 Powertrain Control Module.Right Side Fuse Panel Additional fuses are locatedin the relay center. below theinstrument panel. no0 no0 Replacing these fusesis difficult. Door Locks 0 nJl0 0 2PowerAntenna.LockSwitch. Position Circuitry POSITIONS 1 . We recommend that you see your retailerif you need one replaced. onthe far right side. Misc.TrunkRelease no0 nun 3 Horns 0 0 o n 4 Used Not 000 r---------- 000 I FUSE I POSITIONS 5 Cruise Control. PASS-Key% I I I I I 9 A/C Programmer I I I 10 Used Not I I I 11' Not Used I I 12 Not Used . You must remove the sound insulator onthe right side of the n o o n passenger foot well to replacethese fuses. ~ 6-55 .

fuse and relay. etc. If the circuit until the problem is fixed. Then the motor overheatsdue to heavy snow. turn The windshield wiper motoris protected byan internal the two knobs 114 turn counterclockwiseand loosen the circuit breaker and fuse a in theleft side fuse panel. the circuit breaker opens and closes. When the current load toois the wiring harness. or in some cases to remain off.The inside of the cover has a chart If the overload is caused will stop until the motor cools. have yourheadlamp system checked right away.. the wiper remove the cover. If metal wing nut on thepassenger side of the cover.MaxifuseDXelay Center Windshield Wipers To check the fuses in this underhood fuse center. Power Windows and Power Seats Headlamp Wiring Circuit breakersin the fuse panel protect the power The headlamp wiringis protected by a circuit breaker in windows and power seats. that explains the features and controls governed by each by some electrical problem. protecting lamps to go on andoff. haveit fixed. . An electrical overload will cause the heavy. this happens.

. . . . . . . .Air Conditioning . . . . .. .. . .75 5 quarts L Oil change withfilter change FuelTank . . . . . .. 1. . . .Capacities and Specifications for Code K (L36) and Code 1 (L67) Automatic Transaxle AT (Overdrive) When draining or replacing torque convertel.. . .5 L CompleteSystem . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . as recommendedin this manual. . . . . .. . quarts 13 12. . .3 L Refrigerant (R=134a). . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . be sure the proper refrigerunt is used. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I f you ’re not sure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 4. . . .. . . . .. .. .4 11 quarts L CoolingSystem . 1 pint 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. . .. . . . . .7 L Tire Pressures See Tire-Loading Information labelon driver’s door WheelNutTorque . Pan Removal and Replacement . . . . . . . . . .9 kg Not all airconditioning refrigerants are the same. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . be sure to fill to the appropriate level. see your “Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . more fluid may be needed. .. . . . . . ask your Oldsmobile retailer. . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. .. 18 68 L Power Steering PumpOnly . . ” Enginecrankcase . . . . . . gallons . . . . .. . . .16.. . . . . . .. .0 pounds 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I f the air conditioning system in yourvehicle needs refrigerant. . . . For additional information. .5 pints 0. . . . . . . . . 100 lb-ft 140 Nom NOTE: All capacities are approximate. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 6-57 . . . . . . .. . . . .5 quarts L After Complete Overhaul . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . When adding. . . . . 10. . . . . . . . . . .. . 6.

.. . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . Remote Lock Control Battery (2) .. ..060 inch (1. . . . 1 Type . . . . .. .. . . . K Type . .. . .. . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . .8 Liters Compression Ratio . .52 mm) 6-58 I . . . .. AC Type 41-601 Gap: 0. .. . . . . . . .. .. V6 Displacement . . .52mm) Spark Plugs (L67) Engine . 195°F (91"C) Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Air Cleaner Element . .8 Liters Compression Ratio . . . .. . .. .. . ... . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .... . . . . . .. AC Type A.. . . . ... ..1096C .. . . . . ... 195°F (91OC) 3800 Supercharged Engine (L67) VIN Engine Code . . . .. .. . . . . . . . . 8. . . . .. .. . . . .. . .. . .. . . .. . . ... . .. . . .. ... .. ... .. . . . . . . . . 1-6-5-4-3-2 Thermostat Temperature Specification . V6 Displacement . . . . . . .. .... . .. .5: 1 Firingorder . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . .. ... . ..060 inch (1. . .. . . . . . . .. . 3. . .. .. . ... .. . .. . . ...4: 1 Firingorder . AC Type 41-606 Gap: 0. . . . .. . .. . . . . .. . . AC Type PF-47 . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . 2016 Spark Plugs (L36) Engine . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . 3. 1-6-5-4-3-2 Thermostat Temperature Specification . .. . . .. . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . .. . .. . . Engine Specifications 3800 Series II Engine (L36) VIN Engine Code . .. . .. .. .. Engine Oil Filter . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . 9. . . .... .. . . .

............... . .... .. .... ....... 2057 Front Parking Lamps . .............. . 2057 BACK-UP LAMP OUT License Plate Lamp ................ ............... ............ ..... ....... .. BULB BULB MESSAGES Coulering Lamps (Optional) ................ ........ .... ..... Eront Sidemarker Lamps .... 2057 REAR LAMP OUT TrunkLamp ....... .... ...... 1156 GENTEX STOP LAMP OUT Rear Sidemarker L a p s ............. 93 .............. ......................... .... 194 REAR TAIL LAMP OUT stop/Taillamps ............................ 2057NA FRONT TURN LAMP OUT Halogen Headlamps LowBeam ....... Rear Back-up Lamps .. 194 TAIL LAMP OUT Center E&-Mounted Stoplight ...... .. ....... . ...... .. ......... 2057 TAIL LAMP OUT RearTumSignal ............ ...... ... .#........ ............................. ..... 2057NA FRONT PARK LAMP OUT Front Turn Signal Lamps ... ........ ................................ HighBeam .............. .... ...... ............

.. Rear CourtesyNarning Lamps .... . ............. 906 If the Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same............ BULB Air Conditioning Refrigerants Overhead Front Overhead Lamps . .. ...........see your “Warranty and Owner Front Courtesy Lamps .. 194 6-60 ............. be sure the proper refrigerant is used........ ....... Rear Overhead Lamps .. .. 194 Ashtray Lamp .. .. .. 906 air conditioning system in your vehicle needs If refrigerant.. .. 7065 you’re not sure.......... 74 Assistance Information” booklet. ....................... . ............. .. .. For Doors additional information...... 168 Glove Compartment Lamp ... ... . ................. 194 Instrument Panel IP Sound Insulator Panel (Lower Floor Lighting) ... Visor Vanity Lamps ......... ... ask your Oldsmobile retailer....Replacement Bulbs INSIDE LAMPS ... ............

dependability and emission control performance. levels or even the wrong tire inflationcan increase the level of emissions from your vehicle. PROPER '. and tohelp keep your vehiclein good - GM condition. 7-1 .LEVELAND CHANGE AS Proper vehiclemaintenance not only helps to keep your RECOMMENDED vehicle in goodworking condition. To help protect our environment. See your Oldsmobile retailer for details. pleasemaintain your vehicle properly. Improper fluid safety. but also helps the environment. Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. Introduction IMPORTANT: KEEP ENGINE OIL Your Vehicle and the Environment AT THE. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its affect the qualityof the air we breathe. All recommended maintenance procedures are important. Improper vehicle maintenance or the This section covers the maintenance required for your removal of important components can significantly Oldsmobile.

Someof these “Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections” explains services can be complex. for It also The remainder of this sectionis divided intofive parts: explains whatyou can easilydo to help keep your “Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services”shows vehicle in good condition. you will probably want to get the service information GM publishes. How This Section is Organized “Part B: Owner Checks and Services”tells you what should be checked whenever you stop fuel. what to have done. or their equivalents.and how often. These products.so unless you are technically important inspections that your Oldsmobile retailer’s I qualified and have the necessary equipment.it is a good idea to keep your maintenance receipts. qualified service center do thesejobs. In addition. you should service departmentor another qualified service center i ‘j letyourretailer’sservicedepartment or another should perform. They may be needed to qualify your vehiclefor warranty repairs. See “Service Publications” in the Index. Whenever any maintenance is performed. This will help you determine when your next maintenance should be done. “Part E: Maintenance Record”provides a place for you to record the maintenance performed on your vehicle. . should be used whether you do the work yourself or haveit done. If you are skilled enough to do some work on your vehicle. “Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” lists some productsGM recomends to help keep your vehicle properly maintained. be sure to writeit down in this part.

Part A: Scheduled Maintenance The proper fluids and lubricants touse are listed in
Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses
Services these. All parts shouldbe replaced and all necessary
repairs done before you oranyone else drives the
Using Your Maintenance Schedule vehicle.
We at General Motors want to help you keep your vehicle
These schedules arefor vehicles that:
in good working condition. But we don’t know exactly
how you’ll driveit. You may drive very short distances 0 carry passengers and cargo within recommended
only a few times a week. Or you may drive long limits. You will find theselimits on your vehicle’s
distances all the time in very hot, dusty weather.
You may Tire-Loading Information label. See “Loading Your
use your vehiclein making deliveries. Oryou may drive Vehicle” in the Index.
it to work,to do errands or in many other ways. 0 are driven onreasonable road surfaces within legal
Because of all the different wayspeople use their GM driving limits.
vehicles, maintenance needs vary. You may even need 0 use the recommended unleaded fuel. See “Fuel” in
more frequent checks and replacements than you’ll find the Index.
in the schedules in this section. So please read this
section and note how you drive. If you have any Selecting the Right Schedule
questions on how to keep your vehicle in good
condition, see your Oldsmobile retailer. First you’llneed to decide which of the two schedulesis
right for your vehicle. Here’s how todecide which
This part tells youthe maintenance services youshould schedule to follow:
have done and when you should schedule them. If you
go to your retailer for your service needs, you’ll know
that GM-trained and supported service people will
perform the work using genuine GM parts.


Maintenance Schedule
I Schedule I Definition Intervals II Schedule I
Follow MaintenanceSchedule I if any one of these is Every 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) or 3 Months,
true for your vehicle: Whichever Occurs First
Engine Oil and Filter Change
Most trips are less than5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km). Every 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) or 6 months,
This is particularlyimportant when outside Whichever Occurs First
temperatures are below freezing. Chassis Lubrication
0 Most trips include extensive idling (such as frequent -
At 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) Then Every
driving in stop andgo traffic). 12,000 Miles (25 000 km)
Tire Rotation
Most trips are through dusty areas. Every 15,000 Miles (25 000 km)
You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top
of Air Cleaner Filter Inspection, if driving
in dusty conditions
your vehicle. Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km)
Air Cleaner Filter Replacement
Schedule I should alsobe followed if the vehicleis used Spark Plug Replacement
for delivery service, police, taxi, or other commercial Spark Plug Wire Inspection
application. Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection
Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection
(or every24 months, whichever occursfirst)
Cooling System Service (or every 24 months,
whichever occursfirst)
Supercharger Oil Check (or every 36 months,
whichever occurs first) (3.8L Code1 engine only)
Every 50,000 Miles (83 000 km)
Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions)

Maintenance Schedule

Follow ScheduleI1 only if none of the conditionsfrom Every 7,500 Miles(12 500 km)
Schedule I is true. 12 months,
Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every
whichever occursfirst)
Chassis Lubrication (or every12 months, whichever
occurs first)
At 7,500 Miles (12 500 km)Then Every
15,000 Miles(25 000 km)
Tire Rotation
Every 30,000 Miles (50000 km)
Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection
(or every24 months, whichever occurs first)
Cooling System Service (or every 24 months,
whichever occursfirst)
Spark Plug Replacement
Spark Plug Wire Inspection
Supercharger Oil Check(3.8L Code 1 Engine Only)
Air Cleaner Filter Replacement
Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection
Every 50,000 Miles(83 000 km)
Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions)


1 I
MaintenanceSchedule I I

The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles * If your vehicle hasan Engine OilLife Monitor, the
(166 000 km)should be performed after 100,000 miles monitor will show you when to change the oil --
(166 000 km) at thesame intervals. usually between 3,000 miles ( 5 000 km) and 7,500 miles
(12 500 km) since your last oil change. Under severe
Footnotes conditions the indicator may comeon before
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyor the 3,000 miles ( 5 000 km). Never drive your vehicle
California Air Resources Board has determined that the more than 7,500 miles (12 500 km)or 12months
failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify without an oil change.
the emission warrantyor limit recall liability prior to the The system won’t detect dust in the oil. So if you
completion of vehicle useful life. We, however, urge that drive in a dusty area be sureto change your oil every
all recommended maintenance services be performed at 3,000 miles (5 000 Ism) or sooner if theCHANGE OIL
the indicated intervals andthe maintenance be recorded. light comeson. Remember to reset the Oil Life Monitor
when the oil has been changed.For more information,
see “Engine Oil Life Monitor” in the Index.

I MaintenanceSchedule I I
3,000 Miles (5 000 km) 6,000 Miles (10 000 km)
17 Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first). 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Sewice. * An Emission Control Sewice. *
0Lubricate the suspension and steering
linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift
linkage, parking brake guides and
underbody contact points (or every
6 months, whichever occursfirst).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.



I MaintenanceSchedule I 1
9,000 Miles (15 000 km) 12,000 Miles (20 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first). 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service. * An Emission Control Service. *
0Lubricate the suspension and steering
linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift
linkage, parking brake guides and
underbody contact points (or every
6 months, whichever occursfirst).



I MaintenanceSchedule I I
15,000 Miles (25 000 km) 18,000 Miles (30 000 km)
Cl Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every
3 months, whichever occurs first). 3 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service. * An Emission Control Sewice. *
0Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving Lubricate the suspension and steering
in dusty conditions. Replace filter if linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift
necessary. An Emission Control Service. linkage, parking brake guides and
underbody contact points (or every
6 months, whichever occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.


whichever occurs first). I I I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-10 . whichever occursfirst). whichever occursfirst). Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. I MaintenanceSchedule- 21. * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. An Emission Control Service.000 Miles (40 000 k n ) I Change engineoil and filter (or every 3 months. parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months. * Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months. An Emission Control Service.000 Miles (35 000 km) 24.

whichever occurs first). whichever occurs first). Clean radiator.I MaintenanceSchedule I I 27. whichever occurs first).000 Miles (45 000 km) 30. 0Drain. whichever occurs first). whichever occurs first). parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months. * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. An Emission Control Sewice. 3 months. flush and refill cooling system (or every 24 months. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. * An Emission Control Service. 0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or every 24 months. (Continued) 7-11 . Inspect hoses. See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: to use.000 Miles (50 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months.

Replaceparts as needed. pattern and additional information. An Emission Control Service. 0Rotate tires. cap and lines for damage or leaks. 0Inspect spark plug wires. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. 0Inspect fuel tank. T DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY 7-12 . -f- Control Service. ressure cap and neck. supercharger oil level and addoil as needed (or every 36 months. See “Tire Inspection and 0Replace air cleaner filter. Replacefilter Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation more often under dusty conditions.An Emission first). cap.An Emission An Emission Control Service. An Emission Control Service. whichever occurs 0Replace spark plugs. Lubricants” in thissection. Maintenance ScheduleI 30.000 Miles (50 000 km) (Continued) condenser. See “Recommended Fluids and Control Service. Pressure 0For Superchargedengines only: Check the P test thecoo ing system and pressure An Emission Control Service.

whichever occurs first). 3 months. * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. * An Emission Control Service.000 Miles (55 000 km) 36. whichever occurs first). parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-13 .000 Miles (60 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months. whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service.I MaintenanceSchedule I I 33.

* An Emission Control Service.000 Miles (70 000 km) 0Change engineoil and filter (or every Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months. 3 months. 0Rotate tires. whichever occursfirst). See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. whichever occursfirst).000 Miles (65 000 km) 42.I MaintenanceSchedule I I 39. parking brakeguides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months. whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. I I I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY 7-14 .

000 Miles (80 000 km) c]Change engine oil and filter (or every Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months.000 Miles (75 000 km) 48. An Emission Control Service. 3 months. DATE SERVICED ACTUAL MILEAGE BY: ACTUAL MILEAGE DATE SERVICED BY: c 7-15 . parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months. Replace filter if linkage. An Emission Control Service. whichever occurs first). whichever occurs first). Lubricate the transaxle shift necessary. * Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving 0Lubricate the suspension and steering in dusty conditions. whichever occurs first).I MaintenanceSchedule I I 45. * An Emission Control Service. linkage.

. whicheveroccurs first).When doing frequent trailer towing. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: I ' 7-16 1 . police or delivery service. .000 Miles (83 000 km) 51..000 Miles (85 000 km) 0Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter 0Change engine oil and filter (or every if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or 3 months.In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90 O F (32°C) or higher. * . the fluid and filter do not require changing.Uses such as found in taxi.' Maintenance Schedule I - 50. Ifyou do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions. .In hilly or mountainous terrain. more of these conditions: An Emission Control Service.

An Emission Control Service.I MaintenanceSchedule I I 54. * An Emission Control Service. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information.000 Miles (95 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months.000 Miles (90 000 km) 57. 3 months. whichever occurs first). parking brake guides and und‘erbody contact points (or every 6 months. * CI Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. whichever occurs first). Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. 0Rotate tires. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED DATE BY: 7-17 . whichever occurs first).

whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. 0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or An Emission Control Service.An Emission Control Service. parking brake guides and 0Inspect fuel tank. flush and refill cooling. Replace parts as needed.An Emission See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what Control Service.system ~ . ~ i 7-18 . whichever occurs first). 0Replace spark plugs. Replacefilter Lubricate the suspension and steering more often under dustyconditions. linkage. supercharger oil level and add oil as needed (or every 36 months. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any ~ 6 months. linkage.whicheveroccurs first). An Emission ~ 3 months. I 0For superchargedengines only: Check the ~ every 24 months. (or first). whichever occurs 0Drain. T to use. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. Inspect hoses.000 Miles (100 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Inspect spark plu wires. Lubricants” in this section. Clean radiator. * 0Replace air cleaner filter. pressurecap and neck. Lubricate the transaxle shift An Emission Control Sewice. See “Recommended Fluids and every 24 months. Control Service.I ! Maintenance Schedule I 1 60. whichever occursfirst). f An Emission Control Service. damage. An Emission Control Service. cap and lines for damage I underbody contact points (orevery or leaks. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: condenser..

3 months. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage.000 Miles (105 000 km) 66.I MaintenanceSchedule I I 63. parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months. whichever occurs first).000 Miles (110 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months. whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 1 I I I 7-19 . DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE 1. whichever occurs first). See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. * An Emission Control Service. 0Rotate tires.

000 Miles (115 000 km) 72. An Emission Control Service. whichever occurs first).000 Miles (120 000 km) I CI Change engine oil and filter (or every 17 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months. whicheveroccurs first). I MaintenanceSchedule I I I 69. whichever occurs first). * An Emission Control Service. 3 months. parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months. Lubricate thetransaxle shift linkage. * Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ISERVICED BY: DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: ..

Maintenance Schedule I .

* .000 Miles (135000 km)' 84. An Emission Control Service.81. whichever occursfirst).000 Miles (140 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months.

whichever occurs first). Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage.I MaintenanceSchedule I I 87. Clean radiator. whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. Inspect hoses. whichever occurs first). (Continued) 7-23 .000 Miles (150 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months. parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months. Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or every 24 months. 3 months. See “Engine Coolant’’ inthe Index for what I ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY to use. * An Emission Control Sewice.000 Miles (145 000 km) 90. whichever occursfirst). whichever occurs first). * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Drain. flush and refill cooling system (or every 24 months.

Pressure !i test the coo ng system and pressure cap. Rotation” in the Indexfor proper rotation 0Replace air cleaner filter. 0Inspect spark plugwires. cap and lines for damage or leaks. Replace filter pattern and additionalinformation. See “Recommended 0Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service.000 Miles (150 000 km) (Continued) condenser. Inspect fuel tank. An Emission Fluids and Lubricants”in tlvs section. An Emission Control Service. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. An Emission Control Sewice.I Maintenance Schedule I 90. Replaceparts as needed. Control Service. more often under dusty conditions. An Emission Control Service. 7-24 . ressure cap and neck. O’For supercharged engines only: Checkthe supercharger oil level and add oil as needed (or every 36 months). An Emission 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Control Service.

000 Miles (160 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months. An Emission Control Service.000 Miles (155 000 km) 96. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. whichever occurs first). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-25 . whichever occursfirst). * An Emission Control Service. * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage.I MaintenanceSchedule I I 93. whichever occurs first). 3 months. parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months.

' if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or An Emission Control Service. Uses such as found in taxi. I MaintenanceSchedule I I 99.000 Miles (166 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 17'Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter 3 months. whichever occurs first). When doingfrequent trailer towing. In hilly or mountainous terrain. thefluid and filter do not require changing. I 1 DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7 . * more of these conditions: In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularlyreaches 90 OF (32O C) or higher.000 Miles (165 000 km) 100. I f you do not use your vehicle under anyof these conditions. . police or delivery service.

Maintenance Schedule I1 .

whichever occursfirst). Maintenance ScheduleI1 I . DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: DATE ACTUALMILEAGESERVICED ~~ BE I I . <-- W Change engine oil and filter (or every 9 2 months. .

11.MaintenanceSchedule. See “Tire Inspection and 0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation every 24 months. 12 months. pattern and additional information. whichever occurs first). (Continued) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y 7-29 . 12 months. parkng brake guides and underbody contact points (or every underbody contact points (or every 12 months. parkmg brake guides and linkage. whichever occurs first). I 22. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. whichever occurs first).1.000 Miles (50 000 km) I7 Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months. whichever occurs first). 0Rotate tires. whicheveroccurs first). * An Emission Control Sewice. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. * 0Lubricate the suspension and steering 0Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage.500 Miles (37 500 km) 30. An Emission Control Sewice.

Control Service. An Emission Control Service. whichever occurs 0Replace sparkplugs. Inspect hoses. 0Replace air cleaner filter. See “Recommended Fluids and Control Service. or leaks.An Emission Control Service. whichever occursfirst). Inspect fuel cap gasket for any See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what damage. An Emission 0Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission first). Lubricants” in thissection. condenser. flush andrefill cooling system (or O‘Inspectfuel tank. pressurecap and neck. Pressure 0For supercharged engines only: Check the test the coolingsystem and pressure cap. to use. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY . Replace partsas needed. (or every 36 months.000 Miles (50000 km) (Continued) Drain. Clean radiator. An Emission Control Service. cap andlines for damage every 24 months. supercharger oillevel and add oil as needed An Emission Control Service.I Maintenance Schedule I1 30.

L m m I
Maintenance Schedule I1
45,000 Miles (75000 km)
37,500 Miles (62 500 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first). 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service. * An Emission Control Service. *
0Lubricate the suspension and steering Lubricate the suspension and steering
linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift
linkage, parkmg brake guides and linkage, parking brake guides and
underbody contact points (or every underbody contact points (or every
12 months, whichever occursfirst). 12 months, whichever occursfirst).
Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.




Maintenance Schedule I1
60,000 Miles (100 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure
12 months, whichever occurs first). test the cooling system andpressure cap.
An Emission Control Service. * An Emission Control Service.
0Lubricate the suspension and steering 0Replace spark plugs. An Emission
linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift Control Service.
linkage, parking brake guides and 0Inspect spark plug wires.An Emission
underbody contact points (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first). Control Service.
0For supercharged engines only: Check the 0Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission
supercharger oil level and add oil as needed Control Service.
(0;every 36 months, whichever occurs 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage
first). See “Recommended Fluids and or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any
Lubricants” in this section. An Emission damage. Replace parts as needed.
Control Service. f An Emission Control Service. f
0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first). DATE ACTUAL
0Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or
every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what
to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator,

1 Maintenance Schedule I1 . , r
67,500 Miles (112 500 km) 75,000 Miles (125 000 km)
Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occursfirst). 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service. * An Emission Control Service. *
Lubricate the suspension and steering Lubricate the suspension and steering
linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. Lubricate thetransaxle shift
linkage, parking brake guides and linkage, parking brakeguides and
underbody contact points (or every underbody contact points (or every
12 months, whichever occursfirst). 12 months, whichever occurs first).
Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation
pattern and additional information.



I MaintenanceSchedule.11 1
82,500 Miles (137 500 km) 90,000 Miles (150 000 km)
0Change engine oil and filter (or every 0Change engine oil and filter (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first). 12 months, whichever occurs first).
An Emission Control Service. * An Emission Control Service. *
0Lubricate the suspension and steering Cl Lubricate the suspension and steering
linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift
linkage, parking brake guides and linkage, parking brake guides and
underbody contact points (or every underbody contact points (or every
12 months, whichever occurs first). 12 months, whichever occurs first).
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and 0Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation every 24 months, whichever occurs first).
pattern and additional information. (Continued)



Maintenance ScheduleI1
90,000 Miles ( I S 0 000 km) (Continued)
CI Drain, flush andrefill cooling system (or 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines. Inspect fuel
every 24 months, whichever occursfirst). cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as
See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what needed. An Emission Control Service.
to use. Inspecthoses. Clean radiator,
condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure
0For supercharged engines only: Check the
supercharger oil level and add oil as needed
test the cooling system and pressure cap.
(or every 36 months, whichever occurs
An Emission Control Service.
first). See “Recommended Fluids and
0Replace spark plugs. An Emission Lubricants” in this section. An Emission
Control Service. Control Service.
0Inspect spark plug wires.An Emission
Control Service. T
Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission
Control Sewice.

I -Maintenance
‘ScheduleI1 1

97,500 Miles (162 500 km) 100,000 Miles (146 000 km)
I7 Change engine oil and filter (or every 17 Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter
12 months, whichever occurs first). if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or
An Emission Control Service. * more of these conditions:
0Lubricate the suspension and steering - In heavy city traffic wherethe outside
linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift temperature regularly reaches 90 O F
linkage, parking brake guides and (32 O C) or higher.
underbody contact points (or every - In hilly or mountainous terrain.
12 months, whichever occurs first). - When doing frequent trailer towing.
0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and - Uses such as found in taxi, police or
Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation delivery service.
pattern and additional information. If you do not useyour vehicle under anyof
these conditions, thefluid and filter do not
require changing.


. details. See “Audio Systems” in theIndex necessary. Part B: Owner Checks and Services Windshield Washer Fluid Level Listed below are owner checks and services which Check the windshield washer fluid level in the should be performed at the intervals specified to help if windshield washer tank and add the proper fluid ensure the safety. as shown inTire Inflation Part D. Check tire inflation. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. for further details. At Least Once a Month Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your vehicle. See It is importantfor you or a service station attendant to “Tires” in the Index for further details. Power Antenna Engine Coolant Level Clean power antenna mast. dependability and emission control necessary. Make sure tires are inflatedtheto At Each Fuel Fill : pressures specified on the Tire-Loading Information label located on the rear edge of the driver’s door. See “Coolant” in the Index for further details. See “Engine Oil”in the Index for further for further details. Cleaning should be done every Check theengine oil level and add the proper oil if 50 hours of tape play.See “Audio Systems” in the Check theengine coolant level and add the proper Index for further details. See “Windshield Washer Fluid” in the Index performance of your vehicle. coolant mix if necessary. make sure they are the proper ones. p e f o r these Cassette Deck Engine Oil Level Clean cassette deck. m underhood checks at each fuel fill.

.. At Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Lubricate the key lock cylinders with thelubricant specified in Part D. .. . .

I .

slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Then release all brakes. Keeping yourfoot on the regular brake. with the vehicle facing Mechanism Check downhill.Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Park on afairly steep hill. use plain water to flush any corrosive materialsfrom the underbody. To check the parking brake: With theengine running and transaxlein NEUTRAL (N). Takecare to clean thoroughly any areas where mud and other debris can collect. Do this until the vehicle is held bythe parking brake only. Underbody Flushing At leastevery spring. To check the PARK (P) mechanism’s holding ability: Shift to PARK (P). set the parking brake. 7-41 .

Inspect the body Listed below are inspections and services which should near the exhaust system.You may need to have cracks. 1. tearsor leakage. each holes.You should let yourGM retailer’s service could cause a heat build-up in the floor pan or could let department or other qualified service center do these jobs. buckles. exhaust fumes into thevehic1e:See “Engine Exhaust” in Make sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. have it repaired. needed. 7-42 - . Steering. Check parking brake adjustment. Accelerator and cruise control cables should not If you see anything that might keep a restraint system be lubrica. parking brake. Inspect other brake parts. seals if necessary. or lack of lubrication. Inspect brake lines and Inspection hoses for proper hookup. etc. chafing. chafing.Part C: Periodic Maintenance Exhaust System Inspection Inspections Inspect the complete exhaust system. etc. cracks. Also inspect drum brake linings for system for damaged. latch Inspect the throttle linkage for interference or binding. lines and hosesfor proper hookup. Replace or conditions result in frequent braking. plates. anchorages and reminder systems are and for damaged or missing parts. missing or out-of-position parts as well as open seams. loose connections. Replace parts as working properly. binding. or other conditions which spring and fall).. signsof wear and cracks. be performed at least twice a year (for instance. from doing its job. including wear. etc. leaks. Lookfor any loose parts or damage. Suspension and Brake System Inspection Front-Wheel-Drive Axle Boot and Sea 1 Inspect the complete system. Clean and then inspect the drive your brakes inspected more oftenif your driving habits axle boot seals for damage. leaks. the Index. binding. traintSystems R~L Throttle Linkage Inspection NOW and then. calipers. Lookfor broken. damaged. retractors. wheel cylinders. make sure all your belts. loose or missing parts. Inspect the power steering drums. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering surface condition.

7-43 .GM retder.

Supercharger Supercharger Oil (GMPart Hood Latch
No. 12345982). See “Supercharger Assembly
Oil” in the Index.
~ ~~ ~
a. Pivots and a. Engine oil.
Automatic Engine oil. Spring
Transaxle Shift Anchor
Linkage b. Release Pawl b. Chassis lubricant (GM Part
Floor Shift Engine oil. No. 1052497 or equivalent) or
Linkage lubricant meeting requirements
of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB
Chassis Chassis lubricant (GM Part or GC-LB.
Lubrication No. 1052497 or equivalent) or
lubricant meetingrequirements of Hood and Door Engine oil or LubriplateLubricant
NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or Hinges, Fuel (GM Part No. 1050109).
GC-LB. Filler Door
Hinge, Rear
Windshield GM Optikleenw Washer So: :nt Compartment
Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515) or Lid Hinges
equivalent. Weatherstrip Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM
Conditioning Part No. 12345579 or equivalent).

See “Replacement Parts”in the Index for recommended
replacement filters, valves and spark plugs.


Part E: Maintenance Record Any additional informationfrom “Owner Checks and
Services” or “Periodic Maintenance” can be addedon
After the scheduled servicesare performed, recordthe the following record pages. Also, you should retain
date, odometer reading and who performed the service maintenance receipts. Your owner informationportfolio
in the boxes providedafter the maintenance interval. is a convenient place to store them.

Maintenance Record



rn Section 8 Customer Assistance Information

Here you will find out how to contact Oldsmobile if you STEP ONE -- Discuss your concern with a member of
need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain retailer management. Normally, concerns can be quickly
service publications and how to report any safety resolved at that level. If the matter has already been
defects. reviewed with the Sales, Service, or Parts Manager,
This section includes information on: The Customer contact the ownerof the retailer or the General Manager.
Satisfaction Procedure, Customer Assistance for STEP TWO -- If after contacting a memberof retailer
Hearing or Speech Impaired,BBB Auto Line - management, it appears your concern cannotbe resolved
Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Reporting by the retailer without further help, contact the
Safety Defects, Roadside Assistance, and Service and Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network by calling
Owner Publications. 1-800-442-6537. In Canada, contact GMof Canada
Customer Assistance Centerin Oshawa by calling
Customer Satisfaction Procedure 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French).
Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your In Mexico, call (525) 254-3777. In Puerto Rico, call
retailer and Oldsmobile. Normally, any concern with the 1-800-496-9992 (English) or 1-800-496-9993
sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be (Spanish). In theU.S. Virgin Islands, call
resolved by your retailer’sSales or Service 1-800-496-9994. In other overseas locations, contact
Departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best GM North American Export Salesin Canada by calling
intentions of all concerned, misunderstandings can 1-905-644-41 12.
occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your
satisfaction, the following steps shouldbe taken:


For prompt assistance, pleasehave the following Canada
information available to give the Customer Assistance Customer Assistance Center
Representative: . General Motorsof Canada Limited

Your name, address, home and business telephone 1908 Colonel Sam Drive
numbers Oshawa, OntarioL1H 8P7

Vehicle Identification Number (This is available Refer to your Warranty and Owner Assistance
from the vehicle registrationor title, orthe plate at Information bookletfor addresses of Canadian andGM
the left top of the instrument panel and visible Overseas offices.
through the windshield.) When contacting Oldsmobile, please remember that
0 Retailer name and location your concern will likely be resolved in the retail facility,
using the retailer's facilities,equipment and personnel.
Vehicle delivery date and present mileage That is why we suggest youfollow Step One firstif you
Nature of concern have a concern.
We encourage you to call the toll-free number listed Customer Assistancefor the Hearing
previously in order to give your inquiry prompt or Speech Impaired(TDD)
attention. However,if you wish to writeOldsmobile,
write to: To assist customers whohave hearing difficulties,
Oldsmobile has installed special TDD
(Telecommunication Devicesfor the Deaf) equipment at
United States its Customer Assistance Center. Any hearing or speech
Customer Assistance Representative impaired customer who has access to a TDD or a
Oldsmobile Central Office conventional teletypewriter("TY) can communicate
920 Townsend Street with Oldsmobileby dialing: 1-800-TDD-OLDS. (TDD
P.O. Box 30095 users in Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.)
Lansing, MI 48909


GM Participation in BBB AUTO BBB AUTOLINE is an out-of-courtprogram
administered by the Better Business Bureau system to
LINE - Alternative Dispute settle disputes betweencustomers and automobile
Resolution Program* manufacturers. This program is availablefree of charge
to customers who currently ownor lease a GM vehicle.
*This program may notbe available in all states,
depending on state law. Canadian owners refer to your If you are not satisfied afterfollowing the Customer
Warranty andOwner Assistance Information booklet. Satisfaction Procedure,you may contactthe BBB using
General Motors reservesthe right to change eligibility the
the toll-free telephone number, or write them at
limitations and/or to discontinueits participation in this following address:
Both Oldsmobile and yourOldsmobile retailer are Council of Better Business Bureaus
committed to making sure youare completely satisfied 4200 Wilson Boulevard
with your new vehicle. Our experience has shown that, Suite 800
if a situation ariseswhere you feel your concern has not Arlington, VA 22203
been adequately addressed, theCustomer Satisfaction Telephone: 1-800-955-5100
Procedure described earlierin 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 where an impartial third-party and a statementof the nature of your complaint.
can assist in arriving at a solution to
a disagreement Eligibility is limited by vehicleage and mileage, and
regarding vehicle repairs or interpretationof the New other factors.
Vehicle Limited Warranty. To assistin resolving these
disagreements, Oldsmobile voluntarily participatesin

We prefer you utilizethe Customer Satisfaction REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
Procedure before you resort to AUTO LINE, but you
may contactthe BBB at any time.The BBB will attempt TO THE UNITEDSTATES
to resolve thecomplaint serving as an intermediary GOVERNMENT
between you and Oldsmobile. If this mediation is
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could
unsuccessful, aninformal hearing will be scheduled
cause a crash or couldcause injury or death, you should
where eligiblecustomers may present their case to an
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic
impartial third-party arbitrator.
Safety Administration (NHTSA),in addition to
The arbitrator willmake a decision which you may notifying General Motors.
accept or reject. If you accept the decision, GM will be
If NHTSA receives sirnilar complaints,it may open an
bound by that decision.The entire dispute resolution
investigation, andif it finds that a safety defect exists in
procedure should ordinarily take about forty days from
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
the time you file a claim until a decision is made. campaign. However, NHTSAcannot become involved
Some state laws may require you to use this program in individual problems between you, your retailer, or
before filing aclaim with a state-run arbitration program General Motors.
or in the courts. For further information, contact
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
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A stanceNetworkat1-800-442-6537.
Washington, D.C. area) or write to:
NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from the Hotline.


we certainly hope you’ll notify has a safety defect. or write: Transport Canada.REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN TO GENERAL MOTORS GOVERNMENT In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) If you live inCanada. Ontario K1G 3J2. MI 48909 Box 8880 In Canada. Please call us at 1-800-442-6537. Ontario L1H 8P7 8-5 . or 1-800-263-7854 (French).O. youshould immediately notify us. Box 30095 Transport Canada Lansing. Or. please callus at 1-800-263-3777 (English) Ottawa. and you believe that your vehicle in a situation like this. write: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Assistance Center 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa. You may write to: P. in addition to notifying General Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network Motors of Canada Limited.

Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Who Is Covered? Program Features and Benefits Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance covers all 1995 Oidsmobile vehicles. and is concurrent with the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty period. 8-6 . on-callto render assistance to Oldsmobile drivers. Please refer to the questions the Oldsmobile driver may have about the separate brochure provided by the retailer or call coverage provided by your Oldsmobile Roadside 1-800-268-6800 for emergency services.* The Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance program means help is just a toll-free call away -. Oldsmobile reservesthe right tolimit services or reimbursement toan owner or driver when in 24-Hour Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Oldsmobile’sjudgement the claims become excessive Telephone Number in frequency or typeof occurrence. of the driver. take your request for an Oldsmobile roadsiae assistance program accessible from anywhere computerized trip routing or simply answer any in Canada or the United States.365 days a year.regardless 365 days a year. Trained Customer assistance program. 1-800-442-OLDS (6537)is the one number to call for *Vehicles soldin Canada have a separate roadside assistance in the United States.24 hours a day. Coverage is for the Oldsmobile vehicle. locate the nearest Oldsmobile retail Vehick mrchased in Canada have an extensive ~ facility.can dispatch roadside assistance and Canadian Roadside Assistance towing service. Courteous and capable Customer Assistance Advisors are on-callto provide you with prompt assistance. Assistance Program. TheOldsmobile Roadside Assistance number is fully staffed and operational 24 hours a day. as described next in this section. Assistance Advisors.

others will describe expensive Service Manuals service. bulletins. bulletins are created to help the United States 1-800-551-4123 technician perform better service. Subscriptions are available. and others may help avoid future costly information for all chassis and body systems. understanding of their vehicle. They may repairs. You can order an index at the toll-free numbers listed previously. qualified technicians. Since these bulletins are wish to perform “do-it-yourself” service.Service and Owner Publications Service Bulletins Service manuals. owner’s manuals and Service bulletins covering various subjects are regularly other serviceliterature are available forpurchase for all sent to all General Motors dealershipshetail facilities. current and many past model GeneralMotors vehicles. or ask a GM dealerhetailer to see an index or individual bulletin. warranty folders and various owner assistance bookletsprovide owners with general operation andmaintenance information. GM monitors product performance in the field. Some will describe inexpensive service. service bulletins. Some will advise of new or unexpected Service manuals contain diagnostic and repair conditions. Theyare also useful for specialized tools. Service bulletins are meant for qualified be useful for owners who wish to gain a greater technicians. Owner Publications Owner’s manuals. In some cases they refer to service manuals. an index is authentic General Motors service manuals meant for required and published quarterlyto help identify specific professional. These are issued throughout the model year and beyond. When service methods are found which promote better service Toll-free telephone numbers for ordering information: on GM vehicles. a-7 . Service bulletins may Canada 1-800-668-5539 involve any number of vehicles. equipment and safety procedures owners with the appropriateskill level or training who necessary to service the vehicle.

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1 Section 9 Index

Accessory Power Outlet ......................... 2-47 Antenna. Fixed Mast ............................ 3-28
Adding Antenna. Power Mast Care ....................... 3-29
Automatic Transaxle Fluid ..................... 6-23 Antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-23
BrakeFluid ................................. 6-29 Adding .................................... 6-25
ElectricalEquipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24
Engine Coolant .............................. 6-25 Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Engine Oil ................................... 6-15 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light. . . . . . . . .
Power Steering Fluid ......................... 6-27 Anti-LockBrakes ............................... 4-6
SoundEquipment ............................ 3-26 Anti-Theft Feature. CD Player .................... 3-22
Supercharger Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-20 Anti-Theft Feature. Theftlock ..................... 3-22
Windshield Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appearancecare ............................... 6-44
AirBag ....................................... 1-16 Appearance Care and Materials .................... 6-51
How Does it Restrain ......................... 1-20 Armrest. Front Storage ........................... 2-45
How it Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.18 Armrest. Rear Storage ........................... 2-46
Location ................................... 1-18 Ashtrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-46
Problem Message ............................ 2-75 Audio System, Steering Wheel Touch Controls . . . . . . . 3-25
ReadinessLight ........................ Audio Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Servicing ................................... 1-21 Automatic Electronic Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
System ..................................... 1-16 Automatic Mode .............................. 3-4
What Makes it Inflate ......................... 1.19 Controls ..................................... 3-5
What Will You See After it Inflates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20 Directional Controls ........................... 3-6
When Should it Inflate ........................ 1- 19 ManualMode ................................ 3-4
Aircleaner .................................... 6-18 Automatic Overdrive Position ..................... 2-19
Air Conditioning (Automatic Electronic Climate Control) 3-7 AutomaticTransaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Air Conditioning (Four Season Climate Control) . . . . . . . 3-2 Automatic Overdrive Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Alignment and Balance. Tires ..................... 6-41 First Gear (1) Position ........................ 2-20
Aluminum Wheels. Cleaning ...................... 6-49 Neutral (N) Position .......................... 2-18


Park (P) Position ............................. 2-17 Brakes. Trailer ................................. 4-34
Reverse(R)Position .......................... 2-18 Braking ........................................ 4-5
Second Gear (2) Position ...................... 2-19 Braking. In Emergencies .......................... 4-9
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17 Break-In. New Vehicle .......................... 2-12
Third Gear (3) Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19 BTSI (Brake Transaxle Shift Interlock). . . . . . . . .
Automatic Transaxle Fluid .......................... 6-21 Bulb Replacement ..................................
Adding .................................... 6-23 Headlamps ................................. 6-32
Checking ................................... 6-2 1 Taillamps ................................... 6-34
Average Fuel Economy Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-71 Bulb Replacement Chart ......................... 6-59

Battery ....................................... 6-31 Canadian and Export Messages.
Replacement. Remote Lock Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 Driver Information Center....................... 2-76
Replacement. Vehicle ......................... 6-3 1 Canadian Roadside Assistance...................... 8-6
VoltageFunction ............................. 2-72 Capacities and Specifications ...................... 6-57
Warning Light ............................... 2-66 Carbon Monoxide . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.33
Warnings ................................. 5-2. 5-4 Cassette Tape Errors............................. 3-24
BBB Auto Line ................................. 8-3 Cassette Tape Player ............................ 3-15
Belt, Engine Accessory .......................... 6- 11 Cassette Tape Player Care ........................ 3-27
Belt. Engine Accessory (Supercharged Engine L67) . . . . 6-13 CDErrors ..................................... 3-24
Blizzard ...................................... 4-26 CDPlayer ..................................... 3-20
Brake ........................................ 6-28 CD Player Anti-Theft Feature ..................... 3-22
Adjustment ................................. 6-3 1 Center Passenger Position ........................ 1-23
Fluid.Adding ............................... 6-29 CertificatiodTire Label .......................... 4-29
MasterCylinder ............................. 6-28 Chains.Safety ................................. 4-34
Parking .................................... 2-20 Chains.Tire .................................... 6-43
PedalTravel ................................ 6-31 Change Oil Now Message ........................ 2-73
System Parts. Replacing ....................... 6-3 1 Change Oil Soon Message ........................ 2-72
System Warning Light ........................ 2-58 Changing a Flat Tire............................. 5-19
Trailer ..................................... 4-34 Check Charge System Message .................... 2-75
Transaxle Shift Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24. 7-40 Check Engine Light ............................. 2-63
Wear ...................................... 6-30 Check Oil Level Light ........................... 2-66
Brakes. Anti-Lock ............................... 4-6


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Dm~ken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freeway... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20

Engineoil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14 Front wingHookup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15 Fuel
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-16 FillingYourTank ............................. 6-6
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15 Gage (Electronic Cluster) ...................... 2-68
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14 Gage (Std and LSS Clusters) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-67
Pressure Warning Light ....................... 2-64 In Foreign Countries ........................... 6-6
What Kind to Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15 RangeFunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-70
What to do with Used Oil ...................... 6-17 Used Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-70
When to Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17 3800 Series IIEngine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Ethanol(InFue1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5 3800 Supercharged Engine ...................... 6-4
Expectant Mothers. Use of Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22 Fuse Panel, Left Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-53
Extended Idling with Automatic Electronic Fuse Panel, Right Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-55
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-53
Extender. Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-43

G a g e . Engine Coolant Temperature
Fabric Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-45 (Electronic Cluster) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-62
FillingYourTank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Gage. Engine Coolant Temperature
Filter (Std and LSS Clusters) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-61
Aircleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18 Gage. Fuel (Electronic Cluster) .................... 2-68
.Engineoil .................................. 6-17 Gage. Fuel (Std and LSS Clusters) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-67
Finishcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-48 Gasolines for Cleaner Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
FinishDamage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-50 GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
First Gear (1) Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20 GearPositions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
FixedMastAntenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28 Glass.Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-47
Flash-To-Pass Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29 GloveBox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Flashers, Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-29
Flat Tire, Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Fluids and Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-43
Foreign Countries, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Halogen Bulbs ................................ 6-32
Four Season Climate Control. . . . . . . . . . .Flashers . . . . . . . . . . .Warning
. 3-1.. Hazard

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Language French . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 HeadRestraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Front Storage Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-45 Headlamp High-Low Beam Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-29


. .... ...... ..... ..... ..... .. .. . .......... . ..... ... ... 2-63 Instmment Panel (Royale) .... 6-47 Hill andMoGntain Roads .. . 2-52 Headlamps......... .. . 2-52 Headlamps ....... . .... .. ... ...... .. Safety Belt Use .......... . . .. ... ..... . ....... . .. . .... . .... .. . . ... . . 2.. . .............. . . . ..... ......Wiring .... .. .. . Trailer .... .. . . .. .... 2-36 Restraint Systems ....... .... .... ... .... ....... 2-6 Larger Children.. .. .. .. ... .. .. . 2-52 Hearing or Speech Impaired... .. 6-9 JJump ack.57 AxleBootandSeal ... ... . .. . .. 7-39 Key Reminder Warning .. .. ..... ... . ........ .. ....... ... .... . .... .. ............ ... Bulb Replacement .. ........ ... 5-2 Hot.......... .... . ... ........ .. . Tire ........ . ....... ..... ...... ..... .. .. ...... . .......17. .. 1........ . 2-66 .... Customer Assistance ........ ... 2-36 Exhaust Systems .. ..... 2.... ...... 7-42 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning ... ... Mud......... .. . . . 2-52 High Beam Lamps.... Suspension and Front-Wheel-Drive Air Bag Readiness ..... .. ... ...... .. ...... .. . ....... .. . .......... .. ... ........... 4-18 K e y Lock Cylinders ........... . . . . . . .. .... . . .. .. . . ........ . ...... . . How to Change . ... . .... . . . . ...... .. .. . ... ... . 2-10 Lane Change Indicator ..... . .. . ... . ... .. .. ... . 2-35 Electronic .. Key In The ..... .. .. .. ... 4-22 Instrument Panel........Headlamp...... .... . 7-42 Light Sensor. . ......... . ..... .. . ..... 2-23 Brake System . ..... .. . . ...59... .... 2-28 Illuminated Entry System...6 Throttle Linkage .. .. . 7-42 BatteryWarning .. . .. .. ... .. .... ... .. . Cleaning . .. .. .. ... ......... . ... .... . 5-28 Ignition Key Positions .. . . 3-8 If You’re Stuck In Sand.. . . .......... .... ........... .. ...... .. . .. ...... 2-29 Instrument Panel Intensity Control . ......... .. .. ... ... ... ........ ... 2-13 Ignition Switch . .. . . 6-32 LSS .Stop Engine Message ... . .. .. 7-42 Light Warning System . . . . . 4-33 Hood Release ..... . . ... . . .. .. ... ... .. . .. ... .. ... 1-40 Inside Manual Daymight Rearview Mirror .. . . . . . . . ........ ... 2-13 L a m p s On Reminder . ..... .. ...... ...4... .. .. .. . . . . . . . .. .. ....... .. Extended (with Automatic Electronic Keys .... 2-69 Hydroplaning .. ...... .. . . . . . ..... Twilight Sentinel .. . .. ........ ... .. . 2-14 Idling... 2-48 Check Oil Level Warning .. 2-1 ClimateControl) . .... ... . ...... ...... ..... ....2-36 Highway Hypnosis . . . .. . ...... .. . Iceor Snow ... . ............. ....... .. 7-42 Lights Steering.... ... .... ........ . ..... ....... .. . .. ......... .... ... .......... .. 2-37 Ignition.. . .. . .. ... . .. . ... 2-40 Leaving Your Vehicle ...... . 5-19 Horn .. . 6-56 Instrument Panel Cluster ...... .... ... ..... .. 4-22 Hitches... .... .... . ....... ........ ...... .. 2-66 Instantaneous Fuel Economy Function .......... .. ... . 2-5 1 CheckEngine .. ..... ........ .. 8-2 Standard . 2-6 Inspections Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running . .. . ......... ..... ....... . 2-71 Brake System Warning .. ... .. .... ... . .. . .... .... 2-58 Instrument Panel (LSS) ....... 2-27 Starting .. ... .

. ... . .... .... .. 2-62 Maintenance Record . .. 2-5 Electrochromic Daymight Rearview with Compass ... 2-46 ManualFrontSeat .. ..... . ... .... .... ... .... . .... .. . . . ................ ..... . ... ... ........ . .. ... .... .. . ......... When Trailer Towing... 4-14 Power Remote Control .... .... 7-27 Oil P r e s s ~ Warning e .... . 7-38 Engine0il . 6-50 Traction Control System Warning . .. .. ........ .. ... . . ...... ... .. ... . .... .. .... ....... ... .. ...... ..... . . . ......... . .... . ... .... .. . .. . 4-37 Traction Off Warning . . . 2-69 MTBE (In Fuel) .. .... 2-61 Maintenance Schedule .... . ..... ... .... .. . . .... . ............. . 7-4 OilLevelWarning . .. . .... .. . Engine Coolant Temperature (Electronic Cluster) .. .... 2-67 Low Pres Stop Engine ........ . 4-8 Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light) .. 1-5..... ...... ... .. 7-45 Engine Coolant Temperature (Std and LSS Clusters) . .. ... .... .. .. .. .. 2-42 Locks MaxifuseRelay Center .. .... .... ... . .. . .... . . .. .. . .. . . ... .... . 6-56 Door ..... ... 2-43 Low Washer Fluid Warning Light . .. ... 2-63 LowFuelLight .... ......... . . ... 2-42 LossofControl ... .... 2-3 Mirrors ... . .. ...... 2-8 Manual Remote Control .... 7-1 Engine Coolant Temperature Warning . . . . . . . 2-43 Low Beam Lamp Out Message ... ........... .. ..... . .... .... 1-1 Loading YourVehicle .... ........ .. ...... 4-28 Manual Remote ControlMrror .. . .. ....... . .... . ... ..... .. . .... ...... .. . ....... . ......... 2-64 Schedule 11 Definition . .. .... . 2-64 Neutral (N)Position .. . .......... ..... ... . . .. 2-40 Steering Column . ... .. .. . ... .. .... ..... ...... ... . . . . ...... ........ .. .... .. . ...... ... .... ... ...... . . Underbody ... .. . 2-66 ScheduleII ....... .............. 7-3 TractionActive ..... ... ..... ..... .. 7-39 Nightvision .. .... . . .. .. ........... .. ..... . 7-6 Low Washer Fluid Warning ... 2-64 Schedule I .. .. . .. ..... . . ...... ..... .. ..... .... .. ... . .... 2-42 Rear Door Security .... 2-69 Low Brake Fluid Message ... 2-57 Scheduled Maintenance Services ..... ...... .. ... .... .. . ........ 2-3 Methanol (In Fuel) . 2-64 Schedule I Definition ... ... 2-63 Lighter ...... .... .... .. ............... . Convenience . . ... . . .... .... .... .. ... .. .... ........ . .. .... 2-18 Lubricants and Fluids . ......... ... . ....... . ... .. ... . ............ ... . .. .. 2-63 Owner Checks and Services . . ...... ...... ...... .. .... ....... .. 6-5 PowerDoor ... 7-40 Inside Manual Daymight Rearview . ....... 2-59 Maintenance...... . .. ... ....... . . . ................ .. . ... ...... ............. .. .. ....................... ..... 2-64 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants . . . . . ... .. ... .. ....... .... ...... . ..... ....... ..... ........ 2-66 Periodic Maintenance Inspections . ..... . .... ... ....... . .. .. .... ..... ..... ... ...... .... .. .. ........ ... 6-58 Traction Control System Active .. . ..... 6-5 Low Coolant Warning Light or Message. .. ... . . ... .... .. 7-42 Engine Oil Pressure Warning .......... .... .... . 7-5 Safety Belt Reminder ... .... ....... ....... Normal Replacement Parts . 2-12 Lubrication... .. 2-69 N e t . . .. . ..... ....... 4-8 Maintenance. .... .. 2-60 Maintenance...... 2-40 T r ~ n k... ...... ......... 2-40 Programmable Automatic Door ...... .Body ...... 2-4 ConvexOutside . .. .. ...... . ..... ... . .. ... . .... . . ....... .... . 7-43 New Vehicle “Break-In” . 2-75 Monitored SystemsOK Message .. . . ....... ...... . ... .... .... ...... . . .. ... .. 4-16 9-7 .. ... 7-43 LowCoolant . ...........

.11 Power Windows ......... .. . ............ .. 2-64 Power Outlet... . .... ......... 7-38 Power.. ....................... .. ........ ........... ............................ .... ....... ..... .... .. 2-27 Owner Checks and Services.... 2-55 Lots ... ...... ... ........ 3-9 Checking ... . . ...... .. .. ....................... ................ .... ........... .... ........ .... ........ ..... . . . . ....... Trip (Standard Cluster) .. . . .................... ... .. . 2-75 Lvl Sys Prob Message ............... ... 2-9 Overheated Engine .... ... . ... . . . ............... . . .... 6..... ........ . . ............ Trip (Electronic and LSS Clusters) .. 5-1 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ........ .... .. 8-7 Adding ... 3-25 . ......... .... ...... 3-8 Level Warning Message ......... .. Odometer (Electronic and LSS Clusters) ... . ... ....... 2-20 Odometer................ ......... .............. . ............. 2-17 Park (P).. .. 2-14 Owner Publications.......... .... ... ........... ..... ............ . . .. .... ............... ....... ..... ........19 Power Trunk Release ......14 PASS-KeyII ..... ... 2-43 Ordering Powerseat ... . ..... . ........................ 1-22 Problems on the Road ............ ......... ................. ......... ... ..... ...... . 2-75 Power Antenna .... .... 4-9 Service Bulletins ..... .. ... . ............................ Understanding . ... .. .. 2-25 Odometer................. .... .................. 2..... 3-29 Pressure Function .. Ordering .. .... .. ..... .......... Automatic Transaxle . . ... 2-66 Passing ... ....... 2-54 On Hills While Towing a Trailer ...... 4. Accessory .. ...... 1-2 Owner Publications ........... ............ .... ...... .... .......... . ..... .. 2-66 Passenger Temperature Control . ..7-42 Pres Sender Prob Message ....... . .. . ... 16 Parking Radiator Pressure Cap ........ Tamper Resistant .. 8-7 Park (P) Position ..... 2-75 Periodic Maintenance Inspections ....... 2-24 Radiator ..... ......... 2-55 Over Things That Burn .... . .................. 2-55 ParkingBrake . ....... ....2-54 Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle Off-Road Recovery ............... ....... .. ...... 2-72 Power Door Locks . ......... 6-50 Publications...... ...... 2-3 Pressure Warning Light . ........ ..... . ................... .... 6-27 Outlets. .. ...................... 6-26 ServiceManuals .... .. ...... Retained Accessory .......... .. .. 2-10 Odometer (Standard Cluster) ........ Service and Owner ...... ... ..... . 6-26 AtNight ...... .. .... 8-7 Pregnancy...... ................ Use of Safety Belts ...... Chemical ... 2-21 Park (P)........ . . .. ........... ..... . . ...... .. ...... 4-12 LifeIndicator ............ 2-21 Engine ..... ......................... ... Shifting Into . 2-11 Level Warning Light ....... .. .. 4-36 Odometer... ........12 Mechanismcheck ..... 8-7 Powersteering ...... 2-47 Supercharger . ... .. .... ........... ......... ........ . . .. 6-27 Overdrive Position.Rear ........ 5... .... 6-20 Power Remote Control Mirrors . ...... 2-10 Radio Reception...... ............ ........... ... .... ....... 7-41 Oil Parking Brake Set Message ... . .. . .. 8-7 Power Steering Fluid .... 2-72 Passkey System Prob Message .. . 2-4 P a i n t Spotting. 5. . Shifting Out of . ................ ........ ......... .................... .............................. .......... ... .

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