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1997 Buick Regal Manual

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  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 1
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    Supplement to the 1997 Buick Regal and Century Owner's Manuals This is a correction to information found on page 6-40 (Regal only) and page 6-38 (Century only). Inflation -- Tire Pressure The Tire-Loading Information label, which is on the inside of the trunk lid shows the ...
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    The 1997 Buick Regal Owner's Manual 1-1 2- 1 Seats and Restraint Systems This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. Italso explains the "air bag" system. Features and Controls This section explains how to start and operate your Buick. 3- 1 Comfort ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, BUICK, the BUZCK Emblem and the name REGAL are registered trademarks of General Motors ... sold in Canada, substitute the name "General Motors of Canada Limited" for Buick Motor Division whenever it appears in this manual. WE SUPPORT VOLUNTARY ...
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    ... nucleus of a giant distribution system. He knew the Buick as a "self-seller." If automobiles could be ..., 1908. He called it General Motors. Walter Marr and Thomas Buick Buick's chief engineer,... reorganized, refinanced and moved from Detroit to Flint. Buick has always been a product innovator. ...
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    ... across the country and around the world. Buick was the only car to complete a 1,000-mile Chicago-to-New York race in 1906. And a Buick was the first car to travel across South America, ... because it could climb hills and run through mud like no other car. Buick's endurance and reliability were world ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...€ grille (introduced in 1942) became more massive in the post-war era. I953 Skylark 1949 Roadmaster Motor Trend magazine named the 1962 Buick Special “Car of the Year.” The first production V-6 engine was used in the Special. vi
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    I962 Buick Special Built inside the walls of the old buildingsin Buick's former Flint complex, ... and comfortable accommodation. Ed Mertz, General Manage4 Buick Motor Division Our mission is simple: "Buick will provide Premium American Motorcars backed with services that exceed our customers' ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first ...learn aboutthe features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words ... find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION totell you ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...you what to do to help tell avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or...different words. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the samewords, CAUTION or NOTICE. I These mean there something that could is damage...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ...: These symbols have to do with your lamps: These symbols are on some of your controls: WINDSHIELD WIPER These symbols are used on warning and indicator lights: Here are some other symbols you may see: DOOR LOCK UNLOCK TURN SIGNALS @ e...
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    ... Systems Here you'll find information about the seats in your Buick and how to use your safety beltsYou can also properly. not learn about some things you should ... Larger Children Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
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    ... the seats and explains the reclining seatbacks and head restraints. 2-Way Manual Seat Manual Front Seat You can lose ... only when the vehicle isnot moving. Lift the bar under the front of the seat using a twisting motion. This will unlock the seat. Slidethe seat to where you want it and release ...
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    ... the rear portion of your seat, push the rear of the switch upor down. If your vehicle is equipped ...its center position. The button directly in the middle of the heated seat switches is used for traction control (see "Traction Control System" or "Enhanced Traction System" in the Index). 1-3
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    Reclining FrontSeatbacks Lift the lever to release the seatback,then move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock the seatback in place. Pull up on the lever without pushing on the seatback and the seatback will move forward. But don't have a seatbackreclined if your vehicle ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... of your ears. This position reduces the chance a neck injury in a crash. of Safety Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it ...
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    ... not equipped with seats and safety belts.Be sure everyone in your vehicle isin a seat andusing a safety belt properly. Your vehicle hasa light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. (See "Safety Belt ReminderLight" in the Index.) In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear ...
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    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels.
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    I Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps gomg until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ...
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    L or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more timeto stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take forces. That's why the safety belts make such good sense.
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    Here Are Questions Many People Ask &= About Safetv Belts-- and the Answers A: Won't I be trapped in the vehicle after an u If I'm ...safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system everoffered for salehas required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has air bags, ...
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    ... know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller childrenand babies. If a child will be riding in your Buick, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for everyone's protection. First, ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... safety belt quickly you ever had to. if I The lap part the belt should be worn low and snug on ...should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull down the buckle on on end of the belt as you ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...down, squeeze the release lever and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it down without squeezing the release lever to make sure it has locked into ...
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    @ What's wrong with this? You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose.In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this ...
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    What's wrong with this? You can be seriouslyinjured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. a crash, In the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would bethere, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into thebuckle ...
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    ... seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. Ina crash, your body would ... too forward, which would far increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would ... like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm.It should be worn over the shoulder at ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    &: What's wrong with this? You can be seriously injuredby a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. a beltis twisted, If make it straightso it canwork properly, or ask your dealerto fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-17
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, letit go back all the way and start again. Air Bag System This part explains the air system. bag -Your Buick has two air bags one airbag for the driver and another airbag for the right front ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... injure small children. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, seethe part of this manual called "Children" and the cautionlabel on the ... bag electrical system for if malfunctions. The light tells you there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    How the Air Bag System Works The right front passenger's bag is in the instrument air panel on the passenger's side. Where are theair bags? The driver's air is in the middleof the bag steering wheel. 1-21
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... of gas from the inflator, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware areall part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the right front passenger. 1-22
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... is This dust could cause breathing problems for people witha history of asthma or other breathing trouble.To avoid this, everyone in ... you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle coversthe need to replace otherparts. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    .... You don't want the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your Buick dealer and the Regal ServiceManual have information about servicing your vehicleand the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see "Service ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...Outside Passenger Positions 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly....
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    ... clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, ...If it does, let it goback all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, seeମ. quickly if you ever had to. 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... fit shoulder belt should against yourbody. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on ... pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it,... go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ..., the comfort guide pulls the belt away from the neck and head. There is one guide for each outside passenger position in the ... on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Pull the elastic cord out frombetween the edge of the seatback and the interior ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edgesof the belt...that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cordmust be under the belt and the guide on top. 1-29
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out from the guides. Pullthe guide upward to expose its storage clip,and then slide the guide onto the clip. Rotate the guide and clip inwardand in between the seatback and ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... center seating position, you have a Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap no lap safety belt, which has retractor. To make the belt part of a lap-shoulder belt.If the belt isn't long enough, longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. see "Safety Belt Extender" ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...Smaller Children andBabies "N: Smaller children and babies should always be restrained in a child or infant restraint. The instructions for the restraint say whether it is will the righttype and size for your child. A very young child's hip bones are...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. Thebaby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby in an infantrestraint. Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much until a crash. During a crash a baby ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... system conforms to ali applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. This child restraint is designed for use only by children who weigh between 22 and 60 pounds (... old.A rear-facing restraint gives the infant's head, neck and body the support they would need in a crash....
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    &.' A: Which slots shouldI use for my child? With the child seatedon the child restraint cushion, use the pairof slots that is at or just above the top of the child's shoulders. With this built-in child restraint, you can adjust the height of the harness. Depending on the seated height of the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... shoulders are abovethe highest slots shouldn't use this child restraint. Instead, the child should ...TOP OF THECHILD'S SHOULDERSIS ABOVE THE SLOTS, DON'T USE THIS CHILD RESTRAINT. INSTEAD, THE CHILD SHOULD SIT ON THE VEHICLE'S REGULAR SEAT AND USE THE REGULAR SAFETY BELTS. 1. Lower the child...
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    2. If the left and right halves the shoulder harness of clip are fastened together, separate them. 3. If the lap-shoulder harnessis buckled, unlatch it by pushing thebutton on thebuckle. 1-37
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    4. Pull down the seatback part the pad (D). of 5. Select one side the harness. Add some slack to the of shoulder partby pulling up on the lap part. You'll keep most of this slack until finish Step 9. you 1-38
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    6. Feed a small amountof harness the slot. p s t t h e harness slightlyto remove it from the slot...- 8. Move the harness up or down to the correct slot. The correct slotis the one that be at or just above will the top of the child's shoulder. 1-39
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    ... 12. Move the pad back against the child restraint seatback. Make sure the harnessgoes through the slots in the pad that match the height adjustment slots being used. 13. Press the upper edge of the pad against the fastener strip. 9. Twist the harness slightly to route it through the correct slot....
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    ... or size crash. If a child is the proper for the built-in child restraint, secure the child using ... belts. WARNING! FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE ON MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS THE USE OF THIS CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CAN ..., you’re ready to use the child restraint’s harness (E) to secure your child. Donମ.
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    1. If the left and right halves the shoulder harness of clip are fastened together, separate them. 2. If the lap-shoulder harness is buckled, unlatch it by pushing the button on the buckle. 3. Place the child on the child restraint cushion.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...freeof any foreign objectsthat may prevent you from securing the latch plates. If you can't secure a latch plate, seeyour Buick dealer for service before using the child restraint. 6. In a single motion,pull the other sideof the harness all ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull on both latch plates to make sure they are secure. A green indicator will show in each latch plate window (G). If the harness locks before the latch plate reaches the buckle, let the harness go all the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    .... Make sure the harness clip is properly fastened. 8. Now fasten the left and right halves of the shoulder harness clip together. The indicator window (H) on the clip will show green when the two halves are fastened together. The purpose of this clip is to help keep the harness positioned on the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    9. On both sides of the harness, pull up on the lap part a little to be sure locked. it’s If the harness isn’t locked,or ... the clip up or down along the harness. On each side of the harness, the shoulder part should be centered on the child’s shoulder. The harness should be away from the childମ.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    Removing the Child from the Built-in Child Restraint 2. Unlatch the harness pushing the button on by the buckle. 1. Unfasten the shoulder harness clip. of 3. Move one side the harnessoff the child's shoulder, and let the harness all theway back. go 4. Move the other side the harnessoff the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... properly store the built-in child restraint before using the vehicle's lap belt in the center rear seat... periodically checked and may need to have parts replaced after a crash. See "Checking Your Restraint Systems" and "Replacing Seat and Restraint System Parts After a Crash" in the Index.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... restraint is designed to be used in a vehicle. If it is, it will have a label saying that it meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. may You find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a use booklet, or both. These restraints the...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...If you need to have an anchor installed, you can ask your Buick dealer to put for you. you it in If want to install an anchor ... then install the anchor for you. In Canada, this work will be done for you freecharge. Or, you of may install the anchor yourself using the instructions provided in the kit.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position n U You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. the earlierpart... child restraint has one. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions for the child restraint. 2. Secure the child in the child restraint asthe instructions say. 3....
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position U You'll be using the lap belt. See the earlier part about the top strap child if the restraint has one. 1. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the latch plate and pulling along ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Securing a Child Restraint the Right in Front Seat Position U Your vehicle has a... rear-facing child restraint would very close to be the inflating air bag. Always secure a-rear-facing child restraint in the rear seat. ~ 7 . ...
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    You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. ... seat. Follow the instructions for the child restraint. child 3. Secure the child in the restraint as the instructions say. 4. Pick up the latch plate, and run the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. 8. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, justunbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    Larger Children If you havethe choice, a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional ... are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety beltsproperly. 0 Children who aren't buckled up can thrown out be in a ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Never do this. Here two children are wearing the same belt. The belt can't properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be usedby only one person at a time. e.' A: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...seatthat has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulderpart is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash thechild might slide under thebelt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That could cause serious or fatal injuries. Wherever the child ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt isnମ.. Don’t let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit.... and built-in child restraint system parts. If you see anything that might ... in a crash. They can rip apart under impact forces. If a belt is torn...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... need new safety belts or built-in child restraint parts? After a very minor collision, nothing may be ... will need to have safety belt, built-in child restraint or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and ...€™ll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier in ...
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    ...FeaturesandControls Here you can learn aboutthe many standard and optional features on your Buick, and information on starting, shifting and braking. Also explained are...1 2-22 2-28 2-29 2-3 1 2-3 1 2-32 2-3 2 2-33 Keys Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry Trunk Theft PASS-Key@ ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    Keys I Leaving young childrenin a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could badly injured or be even killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with young children. 2-2
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... the ignition only. When a new Buick is delivered, dealer removes plugs the the from the door keys and gives them to the first owner. The ignition keys don't have plugs. Your Buick dealer or Roadside Assistance .... If you need a new ignition key, contact your Buick dealer who can obtain the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...the doors aren't locked. Wear safety belts properly, lock your doors, and you wl be far il better off whenever you drive yourvehicle. -- -- or... To the lever rearward. There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. From the outside, use your door key or remote keyless entry transmitter.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... Prevention Feature This feature prevents driver who has left the key in a the vehicle's ignition from lockingthe doors by using the power door locks whileany door ...ll never be locked out of your vehicle.If you use the manual door lockor if you don't leavethe key in the ignition, you could still ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...Security Locks Your Buick is equipped with rear door security locks that help prevent passengers from opening the rear doors of your vehicle from the inside. To use one of these locks:...opened from the inside when this feature is in use. If you want to open the rear door when the security lock...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... mode of the Programmable Automatic Power Door Locks will be changed when the driver performs the following sequence with the doors closed and the ignition key in the RUN position: Press and hold the power door lock switch. While holding the door lock switch, ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... a door is open. The door switch may be the lock lock switch on the door or onthe remote keyless entry transmitter (see "Remote Keyless Entry" later in this section for more details). The doors do not lock when the lock switch is pressed, but instead, three...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... programmed mode of the Delayed Locking function. Remote Keyless Entry You can lock and unlock your doors orunlock your trunk from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle. a Your remote keyless ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...or right, hold the transmitter higher, and try again. If you're still having trouble, see your Buick dealer or a qualified technician for service. To lock all doors, press LOCK. To unlock the trunk, press the trunk symbol on the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    Security Feedback Security Feedback provides audible and/or visible feedback that a remote keyless entrylock or unlock ... door lock switch. While holding the door lock switch, press and release the remote keyless entry (RKE) transmitter lock switch. This will initialize the customization mode. While ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... Remote Activation This feature provides interior illumination when a remote keyless entry door unlock command is received and executed by your vehicle. Your vehicle's ... to activate analarm by pressing a switch on the remote keyless entry transmitter. Your vehicle's ignition must be off ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... not unlock your vehicle. Each vehicle can have only four transmitters matched to it. Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about three years. You can tell the battery is weakthe ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... the new battery into the transmitter as shown on the transmitter (use a type CR2032battery). 4. Put the two halves back together.... Resynchronize and then test the transmitter. Resynchronizing Your Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter After you have changed the battery in your transmitter, you will need ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... Trunk Lock To unlock the trunk from the outside, insert the door key and turn it. You can als press the car symbolon your remote keyless entry transmitter. It can be dangerous to drive with the trunkopen because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... is big business, especially in some cities. Although your Buick has a number of theft-deterrent features, we know ...glove box. Lock all the doors except the driver's. Then take the doorkey and remote keyless entry transmitter with you. 0 0 Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, closeall windows...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... vehicle does start, the first ignition key may be faulty. See your Buick dealer or a locksmith who can service the PASS-Key 11. If you... key. See your Buick dealer ora locksmith who can service the PASS-Key I1 ...not working properly and must be serviced by your Buick dealer. Your vehicle is not ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... “Break-In” NOTICE: Your modern Buick doesn’tneed an elaborate long “break-...€ in the Index for more information. Ignition Positions -- -- A 1 . With the ignitionkey in the ignition switch,you can turn .... (Accessory), push in the key and it toward you. turn Your steering wheel will stay ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...turn the key only withyour hand. Using a tool to force it could break thekey or the ignition switch. If none of this ...case you cannot remove your key from the ignition, find the access slot which is located underneath the steering column below the lock cylinder. To use this slot, remove the trim cap....
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...€™t try to shift to PARK (P) if your Buick is moving. If you do, you ... the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go ... engine gets warm. Holding your key in START for longer than 15 seconds... your starter motor. 2. If it doesn’t start right away, hold your key...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...the electronics in yourvehicle. If you add electrical parts oraccessories, youcould change the way the engine operates....heater can help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine... coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. 2-21
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    To Use the Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. ... here, we ask that you contact your Buick dealer in the area where you'll be parking your ... transaxle will have a shift lever on the from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged. 2-...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    I I I front yourlocksThis (P): PARK I I wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easilv. d -: km Irr Irr B I B I B BJ ! I - - - - - -I L ,r , u ,r,r , ,, TRIP ' The above graphic...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... Make sure the shift lever is fully into (P) PARK connect with the wheels.To restart when you're range before starting the engine. Buick hasa Yoyr already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use brake-transaxle shift interlock. You must fully apply ...
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    ... tothe next gear and have more power. THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal driving, but it offers more power and lower fuel economy ... can be damaged. So, if this happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when youare driving less than 35 mph (56 km...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep hills, or in deep snow ormud... kmk), or you can damage your transaxle. Use AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (@)or THIRD (3) as much as possible. ... pedal. This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift intoPARK (P) to hold your...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...PERF SHIFT The PERFSHIFT light on your instrument panel cluster will glow when performance shifting is being used. 1 P I ( If your ...the right sideof the console shift panel. remove the To cap, use a screwdriver or key. Then insert the key or screwdriver into the slot. Make sure you have your foot...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... with your left foot, A warning chime will sound if the parking brake is set, the ignition is on and the shift lever is not in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). I NOTICE: .... may have to You replace them, andyou could also damage other parts of your vehicle. If you are towing a trailer and are parking on any...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... be sure yourvehicle won't move, even when you're on fairlylevel ground, use the steps that follow. If you're pulling a trailer, see "... set the parking brake with your left foot. 3. Move the ignition keyto LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take with you. If you can it leave your vehicle with the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running Torque Lock If you are parking on a hill and you don't shift your transaxle into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in the transaxle. You may find it difficult to pull the shift lever out of PARK ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Shifting Outof PARK (P) Your Buick has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You must fully apply your regular brakes before.... 5 . Have the vehicle fixed as soon as you can. I Things that can burn could touch exhaust hot parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, dry grass ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle: 0 Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and 0 Have your vehicle ... system off could allowdangerous exhaust into your vehicle (seethe earlierCaution under "Engine Exhaust"). Also, idling in a closed-in place can let deadly ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... on a hill and you're pulling a if trailer, also see"Towing a Trailer" in the Index. Switches on the driver's door armrest control each of the windows when the ignition is on. In addition, each passenger's door has a switch for its own ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... also include a lock-out switch. Press LOCK to stop front and rear passengers from using their window switches. Thedriver can still control all the ...the lock on. Press the other side of the LOCK button for normal window operation. Tilt Steering Wheel A tilt steering wheel allows ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. The lever on the left side of the steering column includes your: 0 Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator Headlamp High/Low Beam Windshield Wipers Windshield Washer CruiseControl Flash-to-Pass To signal a lane change, ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... signal. Flash-to-Pass Feature This featurelets you use your high-beam headlamps to signal the ... works even if your headlamps are off. To use it, pull the turn signal lever toward you ... way toward you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, a light on the instrument panel also will be on. 2-36
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    Windshield Wipers For steady wiping at low speed, turn the band to LO. For high-speed wiping,...can set the wiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain... away snow or ice to prevent an overload. You control the windshield wipers by turning the band marked ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    The LOW WASH light on your instrument panel cluster will glow when the fluid levelis low. Cruise Control (Option) In freezing weather, don't use your washer until the windshieldis warmed. Otherwise the washer With cruise control,you can maintaina ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    .... Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fastchanges in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose ... control switch off until you want to use it. 1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. 2. Get up to the speed you want. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... speed by pushing the SETKOAST button. Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to reduce your speed while using cruise control: Push in the SET/COAST button until you ...go 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower. Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to go ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on LicenseLamps steep hills. 0 SidemarkerLamps Ending Cruise Control 0 ...control: turn 0 0 Courtesy Lamps Step lightly on the brake pedal; OR Move the cruise switch to OFF. 0 Fog Lamps CorneringLamps...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...make your front turn signal lamps come on when: 0 0 The ignition is on, The headlamp switch is off and The parking brake is released....will sound if you open the driver's door when you turn the ignition switch to OFF, LOCK or ACC with the lamps on. Daytime RunningLamps / Automatic Headlamp Control...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... period of less than 10 seconds. After releasing the door unlock switch, a single chime will be heard if the Twilight Sentinel function ... enabledldisabled stateof this featurewill be toggled when you perform the following sequence with the doors closed and the ignition in the RUN position: key 2-43
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... on, press the fog lamps switch located below the headlamp switch on the left side of the steering column.A light will glow on the switch to let you know that they are on. ... whenever you press UNLOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter. If you open a door, the lamps will stay ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... means the courtesy lamps won't come on unless the ignition. a door is opened. The vehicle's ignition must off for Delayed Exit be Lighting to work. ... have been closed. al The power door locks are activated. The ignition must be for Delayed Entry Lighting off 0 An illumination ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... won't come back on again until you: Turn the ignition on, 0 Turn the lamp switch off, then on; or Open a door. Note that if your vehicle has ... to work up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned to the OFF position and none of the doors isopened. Dome Lamp The dome lamp will come on when ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... you, pull the lever toward you (to the night position). To return the mirror back to the day position, push the lever away from you. Your Buick may have an electrochromic dayhight rearview mirror. Push the button in the center of the mirror to turn this feature on. The mirror will darken gradually...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... are heated when you activate the rear window defogger. These mirrors can also be folded forward manually. This feature is particularly useful in automatic car washes and when maneuvering your vehicle narrow spaces. in Co-- - -:Outside Mirror --...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    Storage Compartments Glove Box Use the door key to lock and unlock the glove box. To open, lift the latch. Center Console To access the cupholders, press on the top of the cupholder door, located just behind the console shift lever. Two cupholders will pop into an...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...by pulling down the center back seat cushion--this gives you access to the pass-through door. The door can only be unlocked using your door key. Once this door is unlocked, you will then have access to the trunk area. To access the rear cupholders, once ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...console. To remove the ashtray, open the front compartment storage door. Then open the small black ...out. The rear ashtray is located within a small door at the rear of the console. Push on the right side of the door. The ashtray will then rotate to the right for usage. You can only access the ashtray...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... cover to expose thevanity mirror. If your vehicle has the optional lighted vanity mirrors, the lamps come on when you open the cover. ... console's passenger's side, near the floor. Open the cover to use the outlet. This featurecan be used to add aftermarket electrical equipment to your vehicle....
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... is equipped with an auxiliary power connection. This featurecan be used to add aftermarket electrical equipment to your ...and electrical hookup,please refer to your service manual. I NOTICE: Adding some electrical... adding electrical equipment and never use anything that exceeds the fuse rating. 2-53...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    Sunroof (If Equipped) Your Buick may be equipped with an express-open sunroof. It includes a sliding glass panel .... The phonehas integrated features with the radio and car audio speakers. See your Buick dealer for more details. To open the sunroof, push the rear of the switch once and the sunroof ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    Instrument Panel -- Your Information System A. Lamp Controls D. Glove Box E. Audio System F. ClimateControl B. Instrument Cluster C. Vents
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    Instrument Panel Cluster Standard Cluster: United States Version Shown, Canadian Similar Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel is in your tank and many other things you need to drive ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Optional Cluster: United States Version Shown, Canadian Similar
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... showshow far your vehicle has been driven in either miles (used in the United States) orin kilometers (used in Canada). Your Buick has a tamper-resistant odometer. If ...be set at zero and a label must be put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... also save you or others from injury. Warning lights come onwhen there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. .... Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check ...so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Charging System Light The charging system... or another dectrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while this light is on could...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... System Warning Light If the warning light comes on, there could a brake be problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. This light should come on briefly ... is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. If the light comes on while are driving, pulloff the you road ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... the anti-lock brake system warning light stays on longer than normal after you've started your engine, turn the ignition ...to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or comes on again while you're driving, your Buick needs service. If the light is on but not flashing and the regular brake ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... the system stops adjusting brake pressure. The anti-lock brake system active light also comes on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be there to tell you when the system is active...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    .... If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on.When this warning light is on, ... will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly. Enhanced Traction System Active Light (If Equipped) ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Traction Control System Warning Light (If Equipped: 3800 Supercharged Engine Only) The traction control system warning light may come on for the following reasons: If you ... more information.) If there's a brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    Traction Control System Active Light (If Equipped: 3800 Supercharged Engine Only) When your traction control system is limiting wheel spin, this light will come on. Slippery road conditions may exist if the traction control system active light comes ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...€™t alert you before you drive that a tire is low or flat. Each timeyou start your Buick, you must drive 10 to 20 miles (15 to30 km) before the system ...Inflation - Tire Pressure” in the Index.) The LOW TIRE light will stay on until you turn off the ignition or press the red RESET ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... have been operating your vehicle under normal driving conditions, you should ... off the engine as soon as possible. In "Problems on the Road," this manual shows what to do. See "Engine... off the engine assoon as possible. In "Problems on the Road," this manual shows what to do. See "Engine...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...is working properly. Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Eight) Your Buick is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition ....) TheSERVICE ENGINE SOON light comes on and a chime will sound to indicate that there is a problem and service is required...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light ...drive the vehicle to your dealer or qualified service center for service. Light Flashing-- A misfire condition ...service center diagnosis and service is required. Light On Steady-- An emission control system malfunction ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... may have developed. Oil Warning Light If you have a problem with your oil, this light may stay on after you start your engine, or come on when you are driving. ...The engine could be low on oil or could have some other problem. oil Have it fixed right away. 2-71
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... it 0 Low Oil Level Light Your engine is equipped with an oil level monitoring system. When the ignition key is turned on, the LOW OIL light will come on briefly. If the ... the oil level off. using the engine oil dipstick. (See "Engine Oil" in the Index.) If the light does not flash, ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...Light Your CHANGE OIL SOON light should come on as a bulb check when you start the engine. If this light stays on for about 20 seconds afte.r youturn on the ignition, have the oil changed. ... changing your engine the system oil, must be reset; with the ignition key in the RUN position, but the...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    Security Light This lightwill come on when you turn the key to START and stay on until the vehicle... resistor pellet. See "Pass-Key 11" in the Index. Cruise Light The CRUISE light comes on whenever you set... you're driving and the SECURITY light comes on and remains on, your PASS-Key I1 system is...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... Vehicle Soon Light This light will come on if you have certain non-emission related vehicle problems. Low Washer ... and may affect vehicle performance or durability. Consult a qualified Buick dealership for necessary repairs to maintain top vehicle performance.The light will come on briefly when ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... it fixed. 112 Here are somethings owners ask about.All these situations are normal and do not show a problem with your fuel gage: At the service station, the pump shuts off before the gage readsFULL (F). It takes a little more or less fuel to ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    Driver Information Center (Option) AvGmmB 4 PSI kPa INST-MPG % OIL L/lOO km LIFERANGE SC BOOST 3.8L L67 Supercharged Engine umh! AvGmm n INST-MPG% OIL u.h!L/iOO LIFERANGE 3.8L L36 Engine - krn Your Driver Information Center, (DIC) located below ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... driving conditions. To learn the average fuel economy from a new starting point, press the RESET button while the average...buttons forthe driver information center are located to the left of the steering wheel, just below the instrument panel cluster. EM: Press this button to change the display from ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    OIL LIFE MONITOR: Shows an estimate the oil's of remaining useful life. When the oil life index is less than lo%, the CHANGE OIL SOON light will come on. When you have the oil ... no effect. BOOST GAGE: If you have the supercharged engine, this gage will show the amount of boost your engine ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 156
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    ... control and audio systems offered with your Buick. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with...3-12 3-13 3- 15 3-18 Comfort Controls Manual Single Zone Climate Control Dual ComforTemp... Tone Control Theft-Deterrent Feature Audio Steering Wheel Controls Understanding Radio Reception Tips...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    Comfort Controls Manual Single Zone ClimateControl Temperature Knob The center knob changesthe temperature of the air coming ... vehicle, The system works best if you keep your windows closed while using it. MAX: This setting recirculates much of the air inside your vehicle and sends it through the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... For a quick cool-down on very hot days, use MAX with the temperature knob all the way in the ... may become too dry. For normal cooling on hot days, use NORM with the temperature knob in the blue area. Thesystem will...lower body may not be warm enough. You can use BI-LEV and set the temperature knob to ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...works best if you keep your windows closed while using it. Fan Control The left knob ...for clearingthe front and side windows. To defrost the windows quickly, use FRONT with the temperature knob all ... area. To warm passengers while keeping the windows clear, use BLEND. Driver's Temperature Knob The...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... the floor ductsand a little to the defrost and side window vents. The air conditioning compressor will run ... rest comes out of the defroster and side window vents. MAX: This setting recirculates much of ... most of the air through the defroster and side window vents. Some of the air goes to the floor ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is needed,use VENT to direct outside air through ... clearing the front and side windows. To defrost the windows quickly,use FRONT. For maximum defroster ... setting. To warm passengers while keeping the windows clear, use BLEND. Heating On cold days, ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... a temperature.You can then either letthe system automatically control airflow direction and force it to maintain the temperature, or you can manually adjust it. The system works best if you keep your windows closed while using it.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... section will show passenger temperature relative to the driver's set temperature. 0 Manual Control If you prefer to manually control ...a warmer temperature than that of the driver. The blue lights indicate a cooler temDerature than that of the driver. WINDSHIELD/FLOOR:This setting directs half of...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... your vehicle may become too dry. For normal cooling on hot days, use NORM with the temperature knob in the blue area. The system will bring ...of the air also goes the floor ducts the side to and window defogger outlets. Theindicator on the button will light and WINDSHIELD will be lit in the display. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...If your vehicle has an engine coolantheater, you can use it to help your system provide warm air faster... the coolant your engine and heating system use to provide heat. See "EngineCoolant Heater" in ... for clearing the front and side windows. To defrost the windows quickly, use FRONT and full hot (...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Ventilation Tips 0 Rear Window Defogger Keep the hood and front air inlet freeof ...the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. Keep the air path under the front seats clear of... throughout your vehicle. J C I 0 I REAR I I - 1 The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog fromthe...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...or decal across the defogger grid. ~ Audio Systems ~ [NOTICE: Don't use a razor blade or anything else sharp on the insideof the rear window.If you do, you ... correct minute appears. You may set the clock with the ignition off if you press RECALL first and follow the same ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... RECALL: Press the upper knob briefly to recall the station being played or to display the clock. To change what is normally shown ... AM-FM: Press the AM-FM button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. ... two seconds, and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... radio on. Setting the Tone BASS: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob to increase or decreasebass. TREB: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob to increase or decreasetreble. ... their stored positions when you're not using them. 2. Press the AM-FM button to ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped) RECALL: Press the upper knob briefly to ... display flashes. If you press the knob when the ignition is off, the clock will show for a few seconds. ... two seconds, and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...desired station. Setting theTone BASS: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob to increase or ...into their stored positions when you're not using them. 4. Press and hold one of ... tape visible should face to the right. If the ignition and the radio are on, the tape can be inserted and ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. PREV (1): Press this button to search for the previous ... may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make ... (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the button again to return...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... noise. The display will show either OFF or ON for a few seconds when you press the button. Dolby@Noise Reduction is manufactured under a license fromDolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Dolby and the double-D symbol aretrademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. I EJECT Press ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being played or to display the clock. To change what is normally shown ...Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. ... seconds and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds....
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... when you're not using them. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it ... BASS and TREB knobs. Also, if you use the BASS and TREB knobs, controlwill return to them and MANUAL will .... Press EJECT to remove tape and start over. the While the tape is playing, use the VOLUME, FADE, BAL, ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...your tape may be damaged and shouldnot be used in the player. Try a new tape to make .... (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press thebutton again to return ...down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 00 (6): Press this button to reduce background...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when a tape is in the player. AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) SOURCE: Press this button to change to the tape function when the radio is on. TAPE PLAY with an arrow will appear on the display when the tape ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being played or to display the clock. To change what is normally shown on... you prefer. AM-FM: Press this burron to switch between AM, FMl and FM2....two seconds and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds....
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... when you're not using them. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it ...want to insert a CD while the ignition or the radio is off, first press EJECT or RECALL. If you're ... BASS and TREB knobs. Also, if you use the BASS and TREB knobs, control will return to them and MANUAL will ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. RAND (6): Press this button to hear the tracks... again to turn off random play. RECALL: Press this button to see which track..., it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or system, the discwill start playing where it stopped, if...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... normally shown on the display (station or time), press the RECALL button until you see the display you... then hold the RECALL button until the display flashes. If you press the button when the ignition ... two seconds and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds....
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    .... Push these knobs back into their stored positions when you're not using them. P SCAN: Press this button to listen to eachof your preset stations fora few ... control will return to the BASS and TREB knobs. Also, if you use the BASS and TREB knobs, controlwill return to them and MANUAL will appear.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... you want to insert a tape when the ignition or radio is off, first press EJECT or RECALL. Your tape biasis set... your tape may damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure your... Press EJECT to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use VOLUME, FADE, the...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... by pressing the number six preset. Dolby Noise Reduction is manufactured under a license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Dolby and the ... while the tapereverses. bb (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Pressthe button again to return to playing speed. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... If you want to insert a CD while the ignition or the radio is off, first press EJECT or RECALL. If you're driving on a ... an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. PREV (1): Press this button to go to the start of the current track, if more than eight ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...€ is designed to discourage theft of your radio. It works by using a secret code to disable all radio functions wheneverbattery power ..., the THEFTLOCK indicator will flash when the ignition is off. The THEFTLOCK feature for the radio may be used or ignored. If ignored, the system plays normally and ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... as 15 seconds between steps: 1. LOC appears when the ignition is on. 2. Press MIN and 000 will appear on ... down until --- shows on the display. Next you will use the secret codenumber which you have ... appear on the display. You will have to wait an hour with the ignition on before you can try again. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss" earlier in this section. Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) If your vehicle has this feature,you can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to tune ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    AM-FM: Press this button to choose AM, FMl or FM2. If a cassettetape or compact disc is playing, press this button to stop it and the radio will play. Understanding Radio Reception FM Stereo SRCE: Press this button to change tothe cassette tape, compact disc function or return to playing the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... units. -- -- Your tape player should be cleaned regularly after every 50 hours of use. Your radio may display CLN to indicate that you have used your tape player for 50 hours without resetting the tape clean timer. If this message appears on the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... choose a non-scrubbing action, wet-type cleaner which uses a cassette a fabric belt to clean with the tape head. This type cleaning cassettemay not of ... beforeyou have your tape player serviced. Fixed Mast Antenna The fixedmast antenna can withstand most car washes without being ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    .... ~- - Because this antenna is built into your rear window, there is a reduced risk of damage causedby car washes and vandals. If ... try to clear frost or other material from the inside of the rear window with a razor blade or anythingelse that is sharp. This may damage the rear ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    b % NOTES 3-38
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    ...of roads and in varying weather conditions. We've also on included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-12 4-14 4-15 4-16 4- 17 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing Loss of Control Driving at Night 4-19 4-...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your Buick: Buckle up. (See "Safety Belts" in the Index.) Defensive driving really means "be ready ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... that anyone needs dnve to a vehicle: 0 0 0 0 The obviousway to solve this highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But... years, some 17,000 annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 people injured. Many...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing number of U.S. states, and ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I'll be careful" isn't the right answer. What if there's an emergency, a need to take sudden action,as when a child darts into street? the A person ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...whether pavement or it's gravel); the condition the road (wet, of dry, icy); tire tread; the condition your brakes; the weight the of of vehicle and the amount brake ... easy to ask more those control systems of than the tires and roadcan provide. That means can lose control you...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ..., you will still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is used up, it may ... that your brake pedal moves a little. Thisis normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on or flash. See "Anti-Lock Brake ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... could. The computeris programmed to make the most of available tire androad conditions. Here's how anti-lock works. ... brakes at each front wheel and at the rear wheels. You can steer around the obstacle ... brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... noise, but this is normal. Traction Control System (With 3800 Supercharged Engine) Your vehicle has a traction control system that limits wheel spin. This ...front brakes and reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. This light will come on when your traction control system is ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    TRAC OFF When the system is on, this warning light will come on to let you know if there's a problem with your traction 0 To turn the system off, press ... System Warning Light" in the Index. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... Traction System (Option: Not Available with 3800 Supercharged Engine) Your vehicle may have Enhanced ...is fully released, this warning light will come on to let you know if there's a problem with the system. See "Enhanced Traction System Warning Light" in the Index. When this warning light is ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... is limiting wheel spin when you press the button to turn the system off, the warning light ... to the samelaws of physics when driving on curves. The traction of the tires against the road surface makes it possible ... to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, inertia ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    .... But sometimes you can't; there isn't room. That's the time for evasive action steering around -the problem. Your Buick can perform very well in emergencies like these. First apply your brakes. (See "Braking in Emergencies" earlierin ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavementedge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. 4-14
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...driver face to face with the worst of all traffic accidents -- the head-on collision. Do not get too close ...it looks like a chance to pass is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and ...back again and wait for anotheropportunity. If other cars are lined up to pass, a slow vehicle, ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't have enough friction where the tires meet the road to do what the driver hasasked. In any ... steering or cornering skid, too much speed or steering in a curve causes tires to slip and lose cornering force. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...way you want the vehicle to go.If you start steering quickly enough, your vehicle may ...lower gear). Any sudden changes could cause the to tires slide. You may not realize the .... One reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... vehicles. Slow down, especially on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. In remote areas, watch for animals. If you're tired, pull off the road in a safe place and rest. down on glare from headlamps, but they ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...you can't stop, accelerate orturn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don't have much tread left, you'll get ...heavier the rain, the harder it is to see. Even if your windshield wiper blades are in good shape, a heavy rain can ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... After driving through a large puddle water or of a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Driving too fast ...large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    .... So much water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet...€™t happen often. But it if your can tires do not have much tread or if... your view restricted by road spray. Have good tires with proper tread depth. (See “Tires” in ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country trip. Try to use ...and energy. (See the next part, "Freeway Driving.") 0 Treat a green light as a warning signal.... the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on yourturn signal, check your mirrors and glance...Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you ...The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep under any circumstances, stopand back up. Drive...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... out. course, Of you'll find experienced and able service expertsin Buick dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing to help if you need it. 0 0 Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...highway hypnosis"? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? it Call highway hypnosis, lackof awareness,... of road with an the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the droneof the engine, and the rush..., pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can hard on work mountain roads...lane,like a stalled car or an accident. 0 0 0 You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examplesare long grades...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer ...of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of ... bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items in your vehicle.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... road probably have good traction. However, if there is snow or ice between your tires and the road, you can have a very slippery situation. You'll have... not to break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. 4-28
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...areas where the sun can't reach: around clumps of trees, behind buildings or under bridges. Sometimes the surface of a curve oran overpass ma remain icy when the... not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers. If you are stopped by heavy snow, you could be in ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... -- anything you can wrap around yourself or tuck under your clothing to keep warm. A CAUTION: Snow can trap exhaust gases under your vehicle. This can cause deadly CO (carbon ... to be sure snow doesn't collect there. Open a window just a little on the side of the vehicle that's away ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... WT. FRT. CTR. RR. TOTAL LBS. KG MAX. LOADING & GVWR SAME AS VEHICLE CAPACITY WEIGHT XXX COLD TIRE TIRE SIZE SPEED PRESSURE RTG PSIlKPa FRT. , RR. SPA. IF TIRES ARE HOT, ADD 4PSIi28KPa SEE OWNER'S MANUAL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Two labels on your vehicle show how ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... themaximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change ..., found on the rear edge of the driver's door. It tells you the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, .... NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail because of overloading. If you ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... only you have followed all the if steps in this section. your Buick dealer for Ask a advice and information about towing trailer with .... To pull a trailer correctly, follow the advice in this part, and see your Buick dealer for important information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. 4-33
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... carefully before you pull a trailer. Load-pulling components suchas the engine,transaxle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder against the drag of the added weight. The engineis required to operate at relatively higher speeds and ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...the weight of the trailer tongue and the total weight on your vehicle's tires. Weight of the Trailer How heavy can a trailer safely be...vehicle. You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Buick Motor Division Customer Relations Center 902 E. Hamilton ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires Be sureyour vehicle's tires are inflated to the upper limit forcold tires. You'll find thesenumbers on the Tire-Loading Information label (found inside the trunk lid)... some rules to follow: 0 If you're using a weight-carrying hitch, the trailer tongue (A)...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... will not drop to the road if it becomes separated fromthe hitch. Instructions handling and braking with the added weight of the about safety chainsmay be provided by ... And, never allow safety chains to drag on the ground. lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has Trailer ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...need to go much farther beyond the passed vehicle before you can return to your lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to movethe trailer to the left, just move that hand to the left. To move the trailer to the right,...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...a different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check with your Buick dealer. The green arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal ... (P) yet. 2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer's wheels. 3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the regular ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... down while you: Maintenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service more often when you're pulling a trailer. See the ... (don't overfill), engine oil, belt,cooling system and brake adjustment. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Section 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problemsthat can occur on the road. 5-2 Hazard ... Your Vehicle 5-15Overheating Engine 5-17 Cooling System 5-25 5-25 5-37 5-38 If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire Compact SpareTire If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Iceor Snow
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    9 Hazard Warning Flashers Press the switch on top of the steering column to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash and on off. Your...is in; key they even work if the key isn't in the ignition. To turn off the flashers, press switch again. When the the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... to use you another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your Buick. But please follow the steps below do it safely. to ... to your vehicle that wouldn't be covered byyour warranty. Trying to start your Buick by pushing or pulling it won't work, and it could damage your vehicle. NOTICE: If the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...connection you don't want. You wouldn't be able to start your Buick, and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems. To avoid the possibility of the ... (Your vehicle's battery is located under the windshield washer fluid reservoir.) 3. Turn off the ignition onboth vehicles. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    .... Find the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals on each battery. Your Buick has a remote positive (+) jump starting terminal. The terminal is on the ... cap and pull the cap upward. You should always use the remote positive (+) terminal instead of the positive (+) terminal on ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... that would damage the battery and maybe other parts too. I A CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts ... from moving parts 7. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a ning. once engine is the remote positive (+) terminal if the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 9. ... negative cable doesn't go to the dead battery. I It goes to a heavy, unpainted, metal part on the engine of the vehicle with the dead battery. 5-7
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connectionis just asgood there, but the chanceof sparks ... 14. Reinstall the red protective remote jump start cover on the vehicle that was jump started. A. Heavy Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery 5-8
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    Towing Your Vehicle Try to have a Buick dealer or a professional towing service tow your vehicle. If your vehicle has been ... it was factory-new by adding aftermarket itemslike fog lamps, aero skirting,or special tires and wheels, these instructions and illustrations may not be correct. Before you do...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... wheel should be clamped in a straight-ahead position,with a clamping Do device designed for towing service. not use the vehicle's steering column lock for this. The transaxle should bein NEUTRAL (N) and the parking brake released. Don't have your ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...will fascia/fog lamp damage occur. Use wheel-lift or car-carrier equipment. Additional ramping... safety chains andwheel straps. Use the T-slots for car-carrier securing. Towing a vehicle over rough... not attach winch cables or J-hooks to suspension components when using car-carrier equipment. Always use...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... and not the outward side. Attach a separate safety chain around the outboard end of each lower control arm. /A I These slots are to be used when securing to car-carrier equipment. NOTICE: Take care not to damage the brake pipes and hoses ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    Rear Towing A towing dolly must be used under the drive wheels when towing from the rem NOTICE: Do... safety chains and wheel straps. Use the T-slots for car-carrier securing. Towing a vehicle over... not attach winch cables or J-hooks to suspension components when using car-carrier equipment. Always use...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... the rear wheels, on both sides. Attach a separate safety chain around the outboard end of both lateral arms. I These slots are to be used when securing to car-carrier equipment. NOTICE: Take care notto damage the brake pipes and cables. 5-...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... a coolant temperature gageand a hot engine warning light on your instrumentpanel. See "Engine Coolant Temperature ... the Index. You also have a low coolant light on your instrument panel. See "Low Coolant ...is no signof steam or coolant before open the hood. is If you keep driving when your engine ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...full hot at the highest fan speed and open the window as necessary. 3. If you're in a traffic jam,...overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the .... You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. Climb a long hill on a hot day. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: h!~ CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up even when the engineis not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... coolant bottle. If it isn't, you may have a leak in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water ...~ Heater and radiatorhoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Don't touch them. ... your warranty. by If there seems to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... to the Coolant Recovery Tank NOTICE: If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level In cold weather, water canfreeze and crack... 50/50 mixture of clean engine, radiator, heater core other parts. and water (preferably distilled) and DEX-COOL@ Use the recommended coolant and the proper (...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... cooling system canblow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and you turn the radiator if pressure cap ...can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and itwill burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. When ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    1 . You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise until it first stops. (Don't press down while turning the pressure cap.) How to Add Coolantto the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... located on the thermostat housing. I You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and itwill burn if the engine parts are hot a enough. Don't spill coolant on hot engine. 5-22
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    4. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture, up to the baseof the filler neck. If you see a stream coolant coming froman air of bleed valve, close the valve. Otherwise, close the valve(s) after the radiator is filled. 6. Then fill the coolant recovery tank tothe COLD mark on ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    8. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot.Watch out for the engine fans. 9. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be lower. If the level is lower, add more of the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture through the filler neck ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... tire farthestaway from the one being changed. That would be the tire on the other side of the vehicle, at the opposite end. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    I ... m Removing the Spare Tire and Tools 1 * . . 3 The eauiDment vou'll need 1 L is in the trunk. Pull the carpeted mat up from the floor of the ... spare coverto the left to remove it. Then lift and remove the cover. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 5-26
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    2. Remove the spare tire. 3. Turn the nut holding the jack to the left and remove it. Then remove the jack and wrench. 5-27
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    Wheel Covers To remove a center cap, use the wrench to pry gently at the notch. Don't use a tool that is narrower than the wrench to pry at this notch. Then pry off the cap. "! : x C The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), extension and protection guide (B) and wheel wrench (C). 5-28
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    If your vehicle is equipped with wheel covers, be sure to use a wheel wrench to begin the process of loosening the plastic wheel nut caps. Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire They won't come off. You will only be ableto loosen them. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    .... If the vehicle slips the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when is supported only a jack. it by FRONT RONT EDGE OF REAR WHEEL VEHICLE For jacking at the vehicle's rear location, put the jack lift head ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...I 4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle to the right. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground for the spare tire to fit under the vehicle. 5 . Remove all wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 5-31
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts.you If do, the nuts might come loose. ... until the wheel is held against the hub. , Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    9. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown. 8. Lower the vehicleby turning the jack handle to the left. Lower the jack completely.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... to the proper torque specification. Don't t y to put thewheel cover on your compact spare r tire. It won't fit. Storethe wheel coverin the trunk until you have the flat tirerepaired or replaced. NOTICE: Wheel coverswon't fit on yourcompact spare. If you try to put a ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... following procedure to secure flat tire in the trunk. the you When storing a full-size tire must use the extension with the protector/guide to help avoid wheel surface damage. Use the extension and protector/guide located in the foam holder. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. The compactspare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact siare tire withafull-size tire as soon as you can. See "Compact Spare Tire" in the Index. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... course, it's best to replace your spare with a full-size tire as soon as you can. Your spare will ... can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other partsof your vehicle. Don't use your compact ... tire and its wheel together. NOTICE: Tire chains won't fit your compact spare. Using them can damage...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... must use caution. NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts your of vehicle aswell as the tires. If you spin thewheels too fastwhile shifting ... and forth, you can destroy your transaxle. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see "Tire Chains" ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    & NOTES
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    5-40
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... you will find information about the care of your Buick. This section begins with service and fuel information, ... Battery Bulb Replacement Tires Appearance Care Cleaning the Insideof Your Buick Cleaning the Built-... the Outside of Your Buick Cleaning Aluminumor Chrome Wheels Cleaning Tires Sheet Metal ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    Service Your Buick dealer knows your vehicle best wants and you to be happy with ...If you want to do some your own service of work, you'll want to use the proper Buick Service Manual. It tells you much more abouthow to service your Buick than this manual can. order the proper service manual, see To ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... it. This may cause wind noise and affect windshield washer performance. Checkwith to your Buick dealer before adding equipment the outside of your vehicle. If you have the 3800 Supercharged engine(VIN Code l), use premium unleaded gasoline rated at 91 octane or ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... fail a smog-check test. If this occurs, return to yourauthorized Buick dealer for diagnosis to determinethe cause of failure. In the event it... lamp on your instrument panel may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Buick dealer for service. To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...the proper fuel may be hard to find. Never use leaded gasoline any other fuel not ...the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn't be covered by your warranty... materials away from gasoline. The tethered cap is behind a hinged door on the left side of your vehicle. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    If you get gasoline on yourself and then something ignites it, could be badly burned. you Gasoline can spray out on if you open the you fuel filler cap too quickly. This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel filler cap slowly and wait for any ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... tank andemissions system may be damaged. See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp"in the Index. An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when ... burncan get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil, coolant, brake ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    Hood Release To open the hood, first pull the handle inside the vehicle, located just below the instrument panel and to the left of the steering column. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release. Lift the hood. 6-8
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... the hood on the 3800 (Code K) Engine, you'll see: A. B. C. D. E. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir Radiator Fill Cap Remote Positive Battery Terminal Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil Dipstick F. G. H. I. J. Engine Oil Fill Cap ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    When you open the hood of the 3800 (Code 1) Supercharged Engine, you'll see: A. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir B. Radiator Fill Cap C. Remote Positive Battery Terminal D. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir E. Engine Oil Dipstick E G. H. I. J. Engine Oil Fill Cap Automatic ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... firmly. Engine I -- 3800 Supercharged (Code 1) Engine (If Equipped) Your Buick may have a3800 ... would use. This air is mixed with fuel, which creates increased engine power. Since the supercharger is... efficiencythe in 3800 Supercharged L67 engine. LOW OIL If the LOW OIL light on the instrument ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... is at or below the mark, then you'll need ADD to add at least one quartoil. Butyou must use the of right kind. This part explains kind of oil to use. For what crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. 6-12
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... in when you're through. What Kind of Oil to Use Oils recommended foryour vehicle can ... Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not carry ... change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the Starburst symbol ... engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle, as shown...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W-50. O C '' + 100- - t 38 - NOTICE: Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute ... Gasoline Engines "Starburst" symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    Engine Oil Additives Don't add anything to your oil. Your Buick dealer is ready to advise if you think something should be added. When to Change ... water. Instead, recycle it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    Air Cleaner To check or replacethe air filter, loosen the wing nut on the air duct and lift up on the two clips located on the top of the filter cover, Disconnect the duct and reposition it while removing the side cover. r Operating theengine with the air cleaner off can cause you or others to ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...passenger compartment air filter, use the following steps: 1. Turn off the ignition switch when the windshield wipers are in the up position. 2. Raise the hood. 3. Remove (disconnect) ... the fender rail and air inlet grill. 12. Close the hood. 13. Return the windshield wipers to ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    Supercharger Oil Unless you are technically qualified and have the proper tools, you should let your dealer or a ... Fluids and Lubricants'' in the Index and use only the recommended oil. If you remove the supercharger oil fill plug while hot the engine is hot, pressure may cause oil to blow out ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under of these any conditions, the fluid and ...Check Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may choose to have this done at your Buick dealership Service Department. If you do it yourself, be...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    Wait at least 30 minutes before checkingthe transaxle fluid level if you have been driving: When outside temperatures are above 90°F (32°C). At high speed for quite a while. 0 Let the engine run at idle for three to five minutes. Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: In ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...hatched area on the dimtic1 1. Pull out me alpsnclc. 2. Using a long-neck funnel, add enough fluid ...dipstick back in all the way. We recommend you use only fluid labeled DEXRON@-111, ... Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...coolant. J NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important thatyou use onlyDEX-COOL@(silicate-free) coolant....months, whichever occurs first. Damage caused by the use of coolant other thanDEX-COOL' is not ...keep the proper engine temperature. 0 0 Let the warning lights and gages work as they should....
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... and one-half DEX-COOL@coolant which won't damage aluminum parts. If you use this mixture, you don't need to add anything else. NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mix, your engine could overheat... the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    Checking Coolant If this light comes on, it means you're low on engine coolant. Adding Coolant If you need more coolant, add the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture at coolant recovery tank, but be the careful not to spill it. When your engine cold, the coolant level should be is at the COLD mark ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    .... ... Thermostat You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and itwill burn if the engine parts arehot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hotengine. _ c Engine coolant temperature is controlled a...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss.... Have the system inspected and repaired. 3800 or 3800 Supercharged Engine When the engine compartmentis hot, the level should be at...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...€™’ in the Index. Always use theproper fluid. Failure touse the proper fluid can cause leaks and damage hoses and seals. Adding Washer Fluid Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions beforeuse. If you ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...: 0 Brakes Brake Fluid 0 0 0 When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water ...and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn't clean ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    .... See "Brake SystemWarning Light" in the Index. What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid -- such as Delco Supreme11 (GM Part No. 12377967). Use new brake fluid from asealed container only. @ So, it isn't a good ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    NOTICE: e Using the wrong fluid can badly damage Brake Wear Your Buick has four-wheel disc brakes. 0 brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system partsso badly that...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...be axle sets. See "Brake System Inspection"in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections." Replacing Brake System Parts ... in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Battery Every new Buick has a Delco Freedom@ battery. You never have to add water to...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... directions for changing the bulbs in some of the lamps onyour Buick. See "Replacement Bulbs" in the Index to findthe type of bulb you should use. Batteries have acid that can burn you... You or others could be injured. Be sure toread and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 6-32
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... up on the headlamp retainers to release the assembly locator tabs. 5. Push the new bulb into the socket. 2. Slide the headlamp assembly of the slots. out 6. Put the socket back into the headlamp assembly and turn it to the right until it is secure. 7. Replace the rubber bulb access cover. 6-33
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    Center High-Mounted Stoplamp 1. Open the trunk. 3. Remove the bulb by turning it one-quarter of a turn right to left. 4. Place the new bulb into the bulb socket. 2. Reach through the access opening in the trunk. 5 . Turn the bulb one-quarter of a turn to the right to replace. 6. Close the trunk...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    TaiVStop/Turn Signal Lamp 1. Remove the three plastic wing nuts (A). (Pliers may be required to remove the wing nuts.) 3. Squeeze the tab on the socket and turn the socket right to left. 4. Pull out the socket. 5. Pull the bulb out of the socket. (There aretwo bulbs on each taillamp.) A 6. Push...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Trunk Lid Applique 1. Open the trunk lid halfway. B 2. Remove the wing nuts (A) from the studs on the applique. (There are eight wing nuts. Pliers may be required to remove them.) 3. Remove the applique from the trunk lid. A Then: 1 . Install the new bulbs into the applique sockets (B). 2. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... back-up lamps are located in the trunk lid applique. (Refer to the trunk lid applique removal procedure earlier in this section for graphic and further instructions.) 1. Remove the trunk lid applique. 2. Twist and pull the back-up lamp socket from the trunk lid applique. Dome Lamp 3. Twist and ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... in the center of the assembly and pull straight up. Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement 4. Pull the bulb out of the socket. 5. Push in a new bulb. 6. Replace the socket ...for your vehicle are 22 inches 56 cm) in length. . Turn the wipers on to the lowest intermittent setting. 6-38
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...type, also see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. Tires Your new Buick comes with high-quality tires made ...ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Buick Warranty booklet for details. Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous....
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    Inflation -- Tire - sure The Tire-Loading Information label, which is on the driver's door edge, abovethe door latch, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires when they're cold. "Cold" means your vehicle has been sitting for at least ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire pressure. You can’t tell if your tires ...€in the Index for scheduled rotation intervals. When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. Don’t include the compact spare tire in your tire rotation. After ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...Tires One way to tell'when it's time fornew tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear whenyour... Flat Tire" in theIndex.) You need a new tire if any of the following statements are true: ... see the indicators at three or more places around the tire. You can see cord or fabric ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... properly, and you could have a crash. Using tires of different sizes may also cause damage to your vehicle. Be sure to use the same size and type tires on all wheels. It's all right ...It was developed for use on your vehicle. Buying New Tires To find out what kind and size of tires ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...snow tires, space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to ... tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary ...graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ..., replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired). See your Buick dealer if any of these conditions exist. Your ...you will be sure to have the right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your Buick model. Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance The wheels on ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... clearanceto the body and chassis. See "Changing a Flat Tire" in the Index for more information. NOTICE: If your Buick has P225/60R16 size tires, don't use tire chains. They can damage your vehicle because there's not enough clearance. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... deviceonly if its manufacturer recommends it for on your use vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid ... their fumes in a closed space. When you use anything from a container to clean your Buick, be sure to follow the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...Soap Bleach Reducing Agents Cleaning the Inside Your Buick of Use a vacuum cleaner often to rid of ...Wipe vinyl or leather with a clean, damp cloth. Your Buick dealer has two cleaners,a solvent-type .... Do not use them on vinyl or leather. Here are somecleaning tips: 1. Always read the instructions on ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... First, see if you have to use solvent-type cleaner at all. Some ... mild soap. If you need to use a solvent: the 1. Gently scrape excess soil ... or Oily Stains Stains caused by grease, oil, butter, margarine, shoe polish, coffee... off excess stain. 2 . Use very little cleaner, light pressure clean cloths...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... If needed, clean lightly with solvent-type cleaner. Cleaning Leather Use a soft cloth with ... remains, clean it with solvent-type cleaner. Never use oils, varnishes, solvent-based or abrasive cleaners... dealer for this product . Cleaning theTop of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... and lukewarmwater. Don't use household cleaners. They may weaken the harness or damage plastic parts. The built-in child restraintpad is attached to the child restraint cushion...scraped off later. If abrasive cleanersare used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... rinse with water. A m i @ Cleaning theOutside of Your Buick The paint finish on your vehicle provides ... soaps or chemical detergents. Use liquid hand, dish or car washing (mild detergent.... Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Grime from the windshield will stick to the wiper blades...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... Care Occasional waxing or mild polishing your Buick by of hand may be necessary to remove residue ... Materials" in the Index.) paint finish. Your Buick has a "basecoatklearcoat" The clearcoat gives more ... your Buick garaged or covered whenever possible. Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome Wheels (If ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    Cleaning Tires To clean your tires, use a stiff brush with a tire cleaner. Sheet Metal Damage If your vehicle is... shop applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. NOTICE: When applying a tire dressing always take care to wipe off any overspray ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can ..., accelerated corrosion(rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan .... Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Buick will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfacesof new ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    Appearance Care Materials Chart 6-56
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... production options and special equipment. This is the legal identifier for your Buick. appears on It a plate in the front cornerof the instrument panel, onthe ...if you look through the windshield from outside yourvehicle. The VIN also appears on theVehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... right away. I NOTICE: Don't add anything electrical your Buick to unless you check with your dealer first. Some electrical ...bag system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your Buick, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Buick" in theIndex. Windshield Wipers The windshield wiper ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... and fusible thermal links the wiring itself. in This greatly reduces the chanceof fires causedby electrical problems. B C D Look at the silver... cover labeled FUSES to expose the fuses. Circuit Breaker Description A Tire Inflation Monitor Reset Button B Power Windows/Sunroof C Rear Defog D Power...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 26 27 Description Ignition Key Solenoid Ignition Signal -- Hot in Run and Start -- PCM, BCMU/... Brakes Turn Signals, Cornering Lamps Radio, HVAC head, Keyless Enltry, Clus;ter, CEL TEL High Blower Passenger's Heated Seat Steering Wheel Controls Wipers 6-60
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... 4 5 Description High Blower, HazardFlasher, Stoplamps, PowerMirror, Door Locks Ignition Switch, BTSI, Stoplamps, ABS, Turn Signals, Cluster, ... CEL TEL, Data Link,HVAC Head, Cluster, Radio, AUX Power, Cigarette Lighter Ignition Switch, Wipers, Radio, Steering Wheel Controls,Body Control Module, AUX ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ..., Speed ControlRegal Only Fuel Pump Air Pump Generator ECM A/C Compressor Clutch Not Used Electronic Ignition Transaxle Horn Fuel Injector Fuse 29 30 ...42 43 SYMBOL Description Oxygen Sensor Engine Emissions Not Used Headlamp (Right) Rear Compartment Release Parklamp Fuel Pump...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...€1ater in this section. Engine Crankcase Oil and Filter Change ...5 quarts (4.7 L) Wheel Nut Torque ... (140 N-m) Fuel Tank ...17 gallons (64 L) Wiper Blade Lengths Type ...Hook Length ..., be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    Engine Specifications Type ...Displacement ...Firing Order ...Thermostat Temperature ...Horsepower ... 3.8L (Code 1) V6 231 CID 1-6-5-4-3-2 195°F (91°C) 240 @ 5200 3.8L (Code K) V6 231 CID 1-6-5-4-3-2 195°F (91°C) 195@5200 Vehicle Dimensions Wheelbase ...109.0 inches (276.9 cm) Tread (Front) ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Air Cleaner Filter...A 1208C Passenger Compartment Air Filter ...10261703 Battery 3.8L (Code 1) ...770 CCA... same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used. If you're not sure, ask your Buick dealer.
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    b NOTES
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    Section 7 MaintenanceSchedule This section coversthe maintenance required for your Buick. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability ... Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule Selecting the Right Schedule Footnotes Footnotes Part B: ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    Introduction IMPORTANT: KEEP ENGINE OIL AT THE PROPER IVEL AND CHANGE RECOMMENDED Your Vehicle ... air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or the wrong tire inflation can increase the level of emissions from ... warranties. your See Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet, your Buick or dealer for details. ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... department another qualified or jobs. service center do these "Part B: Owner Checks and Services"... condition. "Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections your Buick dealer's that service departmentor another qualified service center should perform. "Part D:...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...please read this section and note how you drive. If you have any questions on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, seeyour Buick dealer. This part tells you the maintenance services you should have done and when you should schedule them. If you ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... first). Every 6,000 Miles (10 km): Tire Rotation. 000 Every 12,000 Miles ... Replacement. FuelTank, Cap and Lines Inspection. Supercharger Oil Check (or every36 months, whichever ... "Towing a Trailer"in the Index.) 0 0 If the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... (12 500 km): Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). Tire Rotation. Every 15,000 Miles (25 000 km): Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement. Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Supercharger Oil Check (or every 36 months, whichever occurs first) ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection"under "Periodic Maintenance Inspection"in Part C of this schedule. 7-7
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...whichever occurs first). AHEnzissiou Cot2trol Service. (See footnote * .) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation pattern ... +.) 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first)....
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... I 12,000 Miles (20 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Replace passenger compartment air filter. 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) 18,000 Miles (30 000 km) c7 ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote * .) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation pattern and ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... I 24,000 Miles (40 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Replace passenger compartment air filter. 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...See footnote *.) 0Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) 0For supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...,000 Miles (55 000 km) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper...and additional information. (See footnote +.) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). AI?Emission Control Service. (See footnote ?) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    I Short Trip/City Maintenance Schedule I 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An. ... first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Replace passenger compartment air filter. 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... I 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Replace passenger compartment air filter. 17 Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper ... footnote +.) Ifyou do not use your vehicle DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: under any these of ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation pattern and ... 51,000 Miles (85 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote"f ) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-18
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0For supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add oil as needed (or every 36 months, whichever occurs ... this section. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... I 69,000 Miles (115 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An ...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... passenger compartment air filter. 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for ... Miles (125 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs ... Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...See footnote *.) 78,000 Miles (130 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occursfirst). An Emission Control Service.(See footnote *.) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in theIndex for proper rotation pattern and additional ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... *.) 84,000 Miles (140 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Replace passenger compartment air filter. Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... Lubricants" in this section. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the ... tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) I I I...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... Miles (160 000 km) 17 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first... passenger compartment air filter. 17 Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper ...,000 Miles (155 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... (166 000 km) 0Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. 99,000 Miles (165 000 km) 0Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first... (See footnote *.) 0Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. 0Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses.... pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in... police or delivery service. If you do not your vehicle underany use o these ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part C of this schedule. 7-28
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote * .) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in...). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote * .) Replace passenger compartment air filter. 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotationମ. Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Replace passenger compartment air filter. 0Rotate tires....lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed....
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...I 37,500 Miles (62 500 km) I7 For supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add oil as needed (... 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Indexfor proper rotation pattern and ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote * .) 0Replace passenger compartment air filter. 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper ... found in taxi, police or delivery service. I f you do not use your vehicle under anyof these conditions,...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotationମ. supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and addoil as needed (or every 36 ... section. An Emission Condrol Service. (See footnote?.) 0Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the ...tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) DATE ACTUAL...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Replace passenger compartment air filter. 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for ... occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...Lubricants" in this section. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the ...tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote?.) I DATE ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) 0Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation'' in the Index for proper rotation pattern and... (166 000 km) 0Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. 17 Replace spark plugs. An ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index what to use. for Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap ...When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    Part B: Owner Checks and Services Listed below are owner checksand services which should be performedat the intervals ...add the proper fluid if necessary. See "Windshield Washer Fluid" in the Index for further details. At Least Once a Month Tire Inflation Check Make sure tires are inflated to the...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all ... hood, rear compartment, glove box door, console door and any folding seat hardware. Part D tells you what to use. More frequent lubrication ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... Index if necessary) and the regular brake. NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to ... in any other position, your vehicle needs service. position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to LOCK in each shift lever position... foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake. 0 The key should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever... vehicle begin move. to At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed below are inspections and services which should be performed at least twice a ...servicesmay be found in a GM service manual. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. missing or out-of-position parts as well as open seams, which could holes...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... Key Lock Cylinders Supercharger FLUIDLUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11 Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or... Multi-Pur ose lubricant, Superlubeb (GM Part No. 1234624 1 or equivalent). Supercharger Oil (GM Part No. 12345982). See "Supercharger Oil" in the Index. ' FLUIDLUBRICANT Engine oilwith the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... Assembly, Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release Pawl Hood and Door Hinges FLUIDLUBRICANT GM Optikleen@Washer Solvent (GM ... GC-LB. Multi-puoselubricant, % Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). USAGE Door Latches FLUIDLUBRICANT Lubriplate lubricant aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent)...
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    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services areperformed, record the date, odometerreading and who performedthe service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checksand ...
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    Maintenance Record 7-47
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    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-48
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    Maintenance Record ODOMETER SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED d /
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    I Maintenance Record ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED I I I I I 7-50
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    Maintenance Record
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    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-52
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    ...Buickif you need assistance. This section also tells how to obtain service you publications and how to reportany safety defects. 8-2...UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTSTO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    Customer Satisfaction Procedure Buick dealers have the facilities, trained technicians and up-to-date information to promptly address any ... at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the Sales, Service orParts Manager, contact the owner of the dealership orthe General Manager. 8-2
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ...TWO -- If after contacting a member of dealership management, it appears your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Buick Customer Relations Center by calling 1-800-52 1-7300. In Canada, contact GM of Canada Customer Communication Centre in Oshawa by calling ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Buick has TTY equipment available ...Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Buick by dialing: 1-800-83-BUTCK. (TTY users... Buick, address your inquiry to: Buick Motor Division Customer Relations Center 902 E. Hamilton Avenue...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ..., please consult your Buick Premium RoadsideAssistance owner booklet included with your owner's manual. For needed assistance, callthe Buick Premium Roadside Assistance toll-free hotline: 1-800-252- 1 1 12. A Buick Motor Division is proud to offer Buick Premium ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    Courtesy Transportation To Buick Motor Division, Quality Means Service -- and service means "keeping you on the road." Included with your Buick new car warranty ... retail customers with: Reimbursement toward a loaner vehicle, courtesy of Buick Motor Division, for up to five days for ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... change eligibility limitations and/or to discontinue its participation in this program. Both Buick and your Buick dealer are committed to making sure you are completely ... following the Customer Satisfaction Procedure,you may contact the BBB using the toll-free telephone number, or write them at the ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...For further information, contact the BBB at 1-800-955-5100 or the Buick Customer Assistance Centerat 1-800-955-7300. REPORTING...it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...H 8P7 Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada Service manuals, service bulletins, owner's manuals and other service literature are available... we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-52 1-7300, or write: Buick Motor Division Customer Relations Center 902 E. Hamilton ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    1997 BUICK SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation servicing of your vehicle ..., Incorporated (address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 1997 BUCK SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have thediagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... against the original order. a 11 Manual 9 Repair 9 Portfolio . PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Car & Light Truck Transmission VEHfCLE MODEL 1 YEAR I TOTAL PRICE PRICE 1997 1997 1997 1997 $40.00 Unit In Manual Owner's I $15.00 I...
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    & NOTES 8-12
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    ... 3-9 Air Conditioning Refrigerants ...6-65 Alarm. Instant ...2- 12 6-45 Alignment and Balance. Tire ...Aluminum Wheels. Cleaning ...6-53 AM-FMStereo ...3-13 AM... Light ...2.63. 49 Brake System Wa-ning Light ...2.62.4.7 Brakes ...4-7 Using ...4-9 Anti.Theft. Radio ...3-31 Appearancecare...
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    ... ...6-51 Inside of Your Buick ...6-48 Instrumentpanel ...6-50 Leather ...6-50 6-52 Outside of Your Buick ...6-49 Special Problems ...Stains ...6-48 Tires ...6-54 Vinyl ...6-50 Wheels ...6-53 Windshield and Wiper Blades ...6-52 3-12 Clock...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... Coolant Temperature Gage ...Coolant Temperature Light ...2-68 2-32 Exhaust ... Identification ...6-57 Oil Level Check ...7-39 Overheating ...64 Specifications ...StartingYow ...2-20 6-11 EngineOil ...Adding ...6-12 Additives ...6-15 Checking ...6-12 Supercharger ...6-18 Used ...6-15 What Kind to Use ...
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    e Flat Tire. Changing ...5-25 Fluids and Lubricants ...7-44 Foreign Countries. Fuel ...6-5 .. 11 French ... ...4-21 2-18 Ignition Positions ...Ignition Transaxle Lock Check ...7-42 2-44 Illuminated Entry ...6-40 Inflation, Tire ...Inside Daymight Rearview Mirror ...2-47 Inspections 7-43 Brakesystem ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ......2-44 2-44 Interior Lamps ...Jack. Tire ...5.25.5.27.5.28.5.29.5.30.5.31.5.33 Jump Starting ... 5-3 7-40 ... Cylinders Service ...Key Reminder Warning ...Keys ... Labels Certification ...4-32 Service Parts Identification ...6-57 4-3 1 Tire-Loading Information ...Vehicle Identification Number ...6-57 ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... Automatic Power Door ...7-40 Cylinders ...2-8 DelayedLocking ...Door ...2-4 Ignition Transaxle Check ...7-42 7-40 Key Lock Cylinder Service ...Lockout Prevention Feature ...2-5 2-4 ManualDoor ...PowerDoor ...2-5 2-6 Rear Door Security ...2-15 Trunk ...2-...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... RetainedAccessory ...1-3 Seat (Six-Way) ...Steering ...4-12 Steering Fluid ...6-26 Windows ...2-33 Pregnancy. Use of Safety Belts ...1-18 Problems on the Road ...5-1 Publications. Service and Owner ...8-10 Publications. Service and Owner. Ordering...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    Rear Door Security Locks ...2-6 Outside Seat Position ...1-25 1-28 Safety Belt ...Keyless Entry ...2-9 Keyless Entry Synchronization ...2- 14 6-63 Replacement. Bulbs ...6-65 Replacement. Parts ... Replacement. Wheel ...8-8 Reporting Safety Defects ...Restraints 1-60 Checking ...1-5 Head ...Replacing Parts...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... Label ...6-57 Publications, Ordering ...8-10 Work, Doing Your Own ...6-2 Service and Appearance Care ...6-1 Service Vehicle Soon Light ...2-75 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Buick ...1-24 Sheet Metal Damage ...6-54 9-10
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ...52 Sunroof ...2-54 Symbols. Vehicle ...x Synchronization. Remote Keyless Entry ...2- 14 Tachometer ...2-58 ...12 Time. Setting the ...2-67 Tire Pressure Monitor Light ...Tire-Loading Information Label ...Control System (3800 Supercharged Engine) ...4-9 Traction Control System Active Light ...2-66 Traction...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... Chains ...4-37 Tongueweight ...4-35 4-36 Total Weight on Tires ...4-33 Towing ...Turn Signals ... Parking 4-40 onaHill ...Automatic ...6- 19 Transmitters. Remote Keyless Entry ...2.9.2.13 8-6 Transportation.Courtesy ... ...6-52 Wheel Alignment ...6-45 Nut Torque ...5-34. 6-42 6-45 Replacement ...Used ...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    Windows ...2-33 Winter Driving ...4-27 Wiper Check Blade ...7-40 Auto-Down ...2-33 Power ...2-33 Wiring. Headlamp ...6-58 ... Fluid ...2-37. 6-27 Fluid Level Check ...: ...7-39 ur ...Windshield Wipers ...4-1 . . Road the Y o andDriving ...2-37 BladeReplacement ...6-38 Fuses ...6-...
  • 1997 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    Service Station Checkpoints WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID P6-27 REMOTE POSITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL / p5-5 TIRES P6-39 ENGINE OIL DIPSTICK P6-12 SECONDARY HOOD RELEASE P6-8 FUEL DOOR P6-5 ENGINE COOLANT RECOVERY TANK P5-19 AND P6-22 For detailed ...
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