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  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue The 1999 Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 Seats and Restraint Systems This section tells you how ... you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc. Service and...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue P40113-1-M X-00-0001-T We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, BUICK, the BUICK Emblem and the name LESABRE are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this book you will find these notices: NOTICE: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle. In the notice area, we tell you about something that can ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Vehicle Symbols These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle. For example, these symbols are used on an original battery: CAUTION POSSIBLE INJURY PROTECT EYES BY SHIELDING CAUSTIC BATTERY ACID COULD CAUSE ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue  NOTES vi
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Here you'll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn about some things you should not do with ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Seats and Seat Controls This section tells you about the seats -- how to adjust them -- and also about reclining seatbacks and head restraints. H-41-0001-T Manual Front Seat CAUTION: You can lose ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Power Seat (If Equipped) Rear TILT Control: Raise the rear of the seat by pressing the outer side of the TILT switch. Lower the rear of the seat by pressing the inner side of the TILT switch. B-41-...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue CAUTION: AV101030 Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion ... this. The shoulder belt can't do its job because it won't be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue 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 explains the Supplemental ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here's why: They work. You never know if you'll be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you don't know if it will be a bad one. A few ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AM115004 AM115005 Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-7
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AM115006 AM115007 The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-8
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner’s Manual – 1999 yellowblue AM115008 Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers Q: Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I’m wearing a safety belt? A: You could be -- whether youମ.
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Q: A: If I'm a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? You may be an excellent driver, but if you're in an accident -- even one that isn't your fault -- you and ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat (to see how, see "Seats" in the Index) so you can sit up straight....
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster yellowblue AM120007 Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. AV120222 The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder. The ... can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: AM120016 You can be seriously injured if your... crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: AM125001 You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: AM125002 You can be seriously injured by a... full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy AV120223 Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don't wear safety belts. ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn ..., see "Driver Position" earlier in this section. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way as the driver's ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue CAUTION: (Continued) aren't designed to inflate at all in rollover, rear,...see the caution labels on the sunvisors and the right front passenger's safety belt. CAUTION: Air bags inflate with great force,...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG. yellowblue X-01-0001-T How the Air Bag System Works AV130037 The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue CAUTION: AV130038 If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 When should an air bag inflate? An air bag is designed to inflate in a moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crash. The air bag will inflate only if the impact speed is above the system's designed "threshold ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 What will you see after an air bag inflates? After an air bag inflates, it quickly deflates, so quickly that some people may not even realize the air bag inflated. Some components of the air bag module -- the steering ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue NOTICE: If you damage the covering for the driver's or the right front ...on your vehicle. Your dealer and the LeSabre Service Manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Center Passenger Position AV145075 X-01-0104-T Lap Belt If your vehicle has front and rear bench seats, someone can sit in the center positions. When you sit in a center seating position, you have a...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Rear Seat Passengers AV145076 It's very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AV147187 AV147188 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AV147189 AM147008 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue CAUTION: 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. Rear Safety ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AS147144 AS147145 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. 2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AS147146 AV147191 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! That includes infants and all ... children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue CAUTION: Smaller children and babies should always be restrained in a child or infant restraint. The instructions for the restraint will say whether it is the right type and size for your child. A very ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue CAUTION: (Continued) AV150061 at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby in ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Child Restraints Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have protection provided by appropriate restraints. AW155012 Q: A: What are the different types of add-on child ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AW155013 AW155014 A rear-facing infant restraint (B) positions an infant to...age. This type of restraint faces the rear so that the infant's head, neck and body can have the support they need in a frontal...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AW155015 AW155016 A forward-facing child restraint (C-E) positions a child upright to face forward in the vehicle. These forward-facing restraints are designed to help protect children who are from 20 to ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AW155017 AW155018 A booster seat (F, G) is designed for children who are about 40...safety belt system. Booster seats with shields use lap-only belts; however, booster seats without shields use lap-shoulder ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 When choosing a child restraint, be sure the child restraint is designed to be used ... show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We at General Motors therefore recommend ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Top Strap CAUTION: A child in a child restraint in the center front seat can be badly injured or killed by the right front passenger air bag if it inflates, even though your vehicle has Next Generation ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 If your child restraint has a top strap, your dealer can obtain a kit with anchor hardware and installation instructions specifically designed for this vehicle. The dealer can then install the anchor for you. This work ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AV160188 AV160189 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. To tighten the belt, pull up on the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position CAUTION: A child in a child restraint in the center front seat can be badly injured or killed by the right front passenger air bag if it inflates...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AV163089 AV163090 1. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the ... your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. yellowblue CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. If the shoulder belt goes in front of...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Larger Children AV165218 AV170105 6. To tighten the belt, feed the lap belt ... vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly. yellowblue CAUTION: Never do this. Here two children are wearing the same belt....
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue CAUTION: AV170107 Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Wherever the child sits, the lap portion of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash. yellowblue Torn or ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...on starting, shifting and braking. Also explained are the instrument panel and the warning systems that tell you ... properly -- and what to do if you have a problem. 2-2 2-4 2-9 2-14 2-15 2-16 2-18 2-19 2-20...You're Parked Windows Horn Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Exterior Lamps Interior...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    yellowblue Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured ...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 children. 2-2
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... key doesn't have a plug, it will have a bar-coded key tag. Each plug or tag has ... these plugs or the tag. If your ignition keys don't have plugs or the tag, go to your dealer for the correct key code if you need a new ignition ... lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... the outside, use your door key or remote keyless entry transmitter (if equipped). With your door key, turning the key toward the rear of the vehicle will lock the door. Turning the key toward the front of the vehicle will unlock it. If your vehicle has a ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...unlock all the doors of your vehicle using the driver's or front passenger's door lock switch. closed again,... unlock when shifted into PARK (P). The switch on each rear door works only that door's lock. It... Locks Close the doors and turn on the ignition. Every time you move the shift lever out...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...according to the mode entered while customizing the memory door locks. (Mode "0" has no feedback.) 5. Release ... switch is pressed with the key removed from the ignition and the driver's door open, a chime will sound three times to signal that delayed locking is active. When all doors have been ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... not equipped with remote keyless entry, the delayed locking feature can be turned on or off by using the following procedure: 1. With the ignition on, press and ... lock switch. All doors will lock. 2. Cycle the headlamp switch four times. On the third cycle, the doors will lock if the feature is now ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... cancel the locks. To Cancel the Rear Door Lock 1. Unlock the door and open the door from the outside. 2. Move the lever all the way down. 3. Do the same for the other rear door. The rear...To Use One of These Locks 1. Open the rear door you wish to lock. 2. Move the lever located on the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...doors. If your vehicle has a theft-deterrent system, see "Universal Theft-Deterrent" in the Index. Your ... operation of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. Remote Keyless Entry System (If...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    yellowblue This system has a range of about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m). At times you may notice a decrease in ... driver's preference for each of the key transmitters. D Check to determine if battery replacement or resynchronization is necessary. See the instructions that follow. vehicle. You...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... doors will lock automatically after five seconds. 2 D Perimeter Lighting: When the UNLOCK button on the key transmitter is pressed, the headlamps, parking lamps, ...-up lamps and cornering lamps will turn on. 3 For more detailed information and programming instructions, refer to the Index for each ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... are delivered programmed in Mode 5. To change to another mode: 1. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 2. Press and hold LOCK on the driver's power door lock switch. 3. ...its current mode. 4. Press the trunk button again. Each time the trunk button is pressed, the transmitter will advance to the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    .... 1. Insert a coin into the notch near the key ring. Turn the coin counterclockwise to separate the two halves of the ... the battery. Replace it as the instructions inside the cover indicate. 4. Snap the transmitter back together tightly to be sure no moisture can enter. 5. Test the operation of the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... the seal between the body and the trunk lid: D Make sure all other windows are shut. D Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed with the setting on VENT. That will force outside air into your vehicle. See "Comfort Controls" in ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... items in the trunk when you must leave the ignition key with an attendant. Theft Vehicle theft is big business,...ll hear a chime reminding you to remove your key from the ignition and take it with you. Always do... lock the glove box, then take the door key with you. Now the trunk button to the left of...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... option, it has a theft-deterrent alarm system. With this system, the SECURITY light will flash as you open ... your ignition is off). This light reminds you to activate the theft-deterrent system when leaving your ... keyless entry transmitter. The SECURITY light should turn on and stay on. 3. Close all ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... the SECURITY light comes on for one minute and then shuts off while the ignition is on, the security system has detected a problem with itself. See your dealer for service. If a door or the trunk is opened without the key or remote keyless entry ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...If the engine does not start and the SECURITY light turns on, the key may be dirty or wet. Turn ...faulty. See your dealer or a locksmith who can service the PASS-Key II. If you accidentally use a key that has a damaged or missing resistor pellet, the starter won't work. The SECURITY light will flash...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...a locksmith who can service the PASS-Key II to have a new key made. If you're ever driving and the SECURITY light comes on and stays ... can service PASS-Key II to have a new key made. In an emergency, call the Buick Premium Roadside Assistance Center at 1-800-252-1112. In Canada, call...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in the vehicle with children. With the ignition ... when the engine is off. To use, push in the key and turn it toward you. Your steering ... locked, just as it was before you inserted the key. LOCK (B): This is the only position in which you...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... start your engine and release the key. This is the position for normal driving. Even when the engine is not ... warning lights. START (E): This position starts your engine. When the engine starts, release the key ... the key or the ignition switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service....
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...gets warm. NOTICE: Holding your key in START for longer than 15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your...€™t start right away, hold your key in START for about three to five seconds at a time until your engine starts. ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... (If Equipped) To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the... of extension cord could overheat and cause a fire. You could be seriously injured. Plug the ...unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll....level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). See "Shifting... steering column. PARK (P): This position locks your front wheels. It's the best position to use when ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in RUN. If ... the way into PARK (P) as you maintain brake application. Then move the shift lever into the gear...dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... ). B B Here are some times you might choose THIRD (3) instead of AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE ( ): D When driving on hilly, winding roads D When towing a trailer, so there is ..., but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. FIRST (1): This position gives you even more ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... released position. If you try to drive approximately 40 feet (12.2 m) with the parking brake on, the brake light stays on and a chime ... parking brake pedal with your left foot. Driving with the parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If ... pulling a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake. 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) like this:...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    .... Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set... and your parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After you've moved the shift lever into PARK (P), hold the regular brake pedal down. Then, see if you can move the shift lever ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... Index. When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever out of PARK (P) before you release the parking brake. If torque lock does occur, ... can't shift out of PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the key to the OFF ignition position. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... have exhaust coming in if: D Your exhaust system sounds strange or different. D Your vehicle gets rusty underneath...D Repairs weren't done correctly. D Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle: D Drive it only with all the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your ... vehicle won't move, even when you're on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Follow the proper steps to be...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    yellowblue Windows Power Windows Express-Down Window The switch for the driver's window has an express-down feature. Pull the switch back all the way, release it and the window will lower automatically. To stop the window from lowering, pull the switch again. To partially open the window, pull ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    yellowblue Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can also raise it to the highest level to ... the left side of the steering column includes your: D Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator D Headlamp...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    yellowblue Turn and Lane Change Indicator The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two ... To turn off the chime, move the turn signal lever to the off position. Headlamp High/Low Beam ... low beam, pull the turn signal lever toward you and release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the delay time. The closer to LO, the ..., hold the band on MIST longer. Windshield Washer At the top of the turn signal/multifunction lever, there's a paddle with the word ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...D Cruise control can be dangerous where you can't drive safely at a steady speed. So, don't use...your vehicle is in cruise control when the optional traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control... mph (40 km/h). When you apply your brakes, the cruise control shuts off. 2-37
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you...keep going faster until you release the switch or apply the brake. So unless you want to go faster, ... very small amounts, briefly move the switch to R/A and then release it. Each time you do this, ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...your foot off the pedal, your vehicle will slow down to the cruise control speed you set earlier. D Step lightly on the brake pedal; or D Move the cruise switch to OFF. Erasing Speed Memory When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...Lamps On Reminder If you leave the manual headlamp or parking lamp switch on, remove the key from the ignition and open the driver's ... Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. DRL can be helpful in many different driving conditions, but they...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... headlamps change to the reduced brightness of DRL. To turn off all exterior lighting at night when you are parked, turn off the headlamps and move the twilight sentinel ... cornering lamps are designed to turn on when you signal a turn. This will provide more lighting when cornering at night. ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...intensity can be adjusted by moving this lever between LO and HI. The instrument panel lights will be on only when the headlamps are on. The interior courtesy lamps can be turned on by sliding the ...the vehicle. You can also turn these lamps on by sliding the PANEL LIGHTS switch to INT (Interior...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...the remote keyless entry transmitter. Perimeter lighting remains on at this time and the horn will chirp two times. Delayed Entry Lighting When you open the door, the interior lamps will turn on... seconds after you remove the key from the ignition. This will give you time to find the door pull ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... will chirp one time. 5. Release the door lock switch. The perimeter lighting feature is now off. To turn the feature on: 1. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 2. Press .... Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped) Front seat reading lamps are turned on or off by pressing the LAMP switch. 2-44
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... all lamps should turn off at approximately the same time. Mirrors Day/Night Manual Rearview Mirror With Integral Reading Lamps The lamp, switch and a coat hanger are above each rear door. Slide the switch to turn the lamp on or off. Battery Rundown Protection This feature ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    yellowblue When you are sitting in a comfortable driving position, adjust the mirror so you can see...OFF. The green indicator light will be illuminated when this feature is active. Time Delay The automatic mirror has ... prevents rapid changing of the mirror as you drive under lights and through traffic....
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... with a compass. When set in the MIRROR position, this mirror automatically changes to reduce glare from headlamps behind you. A time delay feature prevents rapid changing from the day to night positions while driving under lights and through traffic. 2-47
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    .... To turn off automatic dimming, press MIRROR again. The green indicator light will be illuminated when this feature is active. Compass Operation Press the..., the mirror may need calibration. The mirror can be calibrated in one of two ways: D Drive the vehicle in circles at five mph (8 km/h) or less ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... the knob located on the driver's door. The right outside mirror must be adjusted manually. 3. Press the COMPASS button on the bottom of... within a few seconds. (This is the automatic calibration mode. Drive in a circle to calibrate the mirror. See "Compass Calibration" explained previously.) ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... before changing lanes. Automatic Dimming/Heated Outside Rearview Mirror (If Equipped) Move the switch in the middle of the control... Day/Night Rearview Mirror" earlier in this section. When you operate the rear window defogger, a defogger also warms the heated driver's and passenger's outside ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... when you're not using it. Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter The front center and rear ashtrays may be removed for cleaning. Hold the sides of the ashtray and then pull the ashtray up and out. The armrest between the front seats opens into a storage area. To open it, ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... the same time. To use the dual sun visors, flip the first visor down and turn toward the...Don't hold a cigarette lighter in with your hand while it is heating. If you do, it won't be able to back away from the heating element when it's ready. That can make it overheat, damaging the lighter and ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    yellowblue OnStarR System (Option) Your vehicle may be equipped with the OnStar Communications service. The following services are available... Stolen Vehicle Tracking D Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment D Concierge/Customer Conveniences Services NOTE: Installation of aftermarket equipment...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    yellowblue The Instrument Panel - Your Information System 2-54
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    yellowblue 1. Air Outlet 2. Instrument Panel Intensity Control 3. Twilight Sentinel 4. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever 5. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever 6. Instrument Cluster/Gages 7. Hazard Warning Flasher Switch 8. Audio System 9. Glove Box 10. Climate Control System 11. Ashtray...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...much fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. Your vehicle is equipped with one of these instrument panel clusters, which includes indicator warning lights and gages that are explained on the following pages. Standard Cluster 2-56
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    yellowblue Gage Cluster 2-57
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    ...in Canada). Your vehicle has a tamper resistant odometer. If you see bright silver lines between the numbers, you'll know that someone has probably tried to turn it back. The numbers may not be true. You may wonder what happens if your vehicle needs a new odometer installed. If the new one can be ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...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...gages. They're a big help. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come on for about eight seconds to remind people to fasten...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air ...it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Battery System Warning Light Standard Cluster Gage Cluster When you turn the key to RUN, ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ..., this gage shows voltage in the electrical system. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. Standard Cluster ...to warn you if there's a problem. If the light and chime come on while you are driving, pull off the road...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...is on, the brake system warning light will also come on when you set your parking brake. The light will stay on if your parking brake doesn't ... released, it means you have a brake problem. With the anti-lock brake system, the light(s) will come on when you start your engine ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... off and the warning light will come on. If your brakes begin to overheat, the traction control system will turn off and the warning light will come on ... system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on. If the traction control ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... have been operating your vehicle under normal driving conditions, you should pull off the ... the Index. That reading means the same thing as the warning light. It means that your engine coolant has overheated. ... have been operating your vehicle under normal driving conditions, you should pull off the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... cleaner environment. The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. This may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle. This...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... into the atmosphere. A few driving trips with the cap properly installed should turn the light off.... may damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis ... On Steady -- An emission control system If the Light Is Flashing The following may prevent more ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... corrected when the electrical system dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off. ... standard instrument panel cluster, this light will come on if there is a problem with your engine oil ... panel. A small light to the left of the gage will come on if there is a problem with the engine oil ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...Check Oil Level Light (If Equipped) The CHECK OIL LEVEL light turns on for three seconds as a bulb check each time the ignition key is turned to RUN. If the light doesn't turn on, have your vehicle serviced. If the engine oil is more than one ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...The CHANGE OIL SOON light turns on for three seconds as a bulb check each time the ignition key is turned to RUN. It will stay on for 60 seconds once 90 ... the CHANGE OIL SOON light is on continuously, there is a problem with the Engine Oil Life Monitor System and service is required...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    .... Here are some things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: D At the service station, the gas pump shuts off before ...) If your vehicle has the gage cluster, a light near the fuel gage will turn on when you are low on fuel. You should get...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems In this section, you'll find out how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle. Be sure to read about the particular systems ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Comfort Controls This section describes how to operate your climate control system. ... outside air entering your vehicle. To turn off RECIRC, press the button again. If you select FRONT defrost or BLEND while...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 VENT: This setting directs outside air through the middle instrument panel outlets. The air conditioning compressor is not working when VENT is selected. HTR: This button directs air out of the heater outlets. Most of ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Temperature Button yellowblue C-43-2053-T To adjust the comfort level you want maintained inside the vehicle, push the TEMP button. If you want a warmer comfort level, push the red arrow. If you want a cooler ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Automatic Operation Press the AUTO button when you want the system to automatically adjust to changes in the temperature inside the vehicle, the outside temperature and the sun load on the vehicle. When the system is ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 The ventilation system always allows fresh air to flow through your vehicle when the vehicle is moving even with the system in the OFF mode. VENT: The VENT button allows outside air to flow through your vehicle without ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 On sunny days, when the air is moderately warm or cool, use BI-LEV to deliver warm air to the floor and cooler air to the middle instrument panel outlets. On days like these, the sun may adequately warm your upper body,...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Defogging and Defrosting If you have the electronic touch system, adjust the TEMPERATURE lever toward WARM and the FAN lever toward HIGH. If you have the Dual Automatic Comfortemp system, use the FRONT ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Do not attach a temporary vehicle license, tape or decals across the defogger grid on the rear window. yellowblue Passenger Control (If Equipped) C-43-5387-M If you have the Dual Automatic Comfortemp system, the...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Ventilation System For mild outside temperatures when little heating or cooling is ... you can get outside air to flow through by selecting any air choice (except the rear window defogger) and any fan speed. ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Ventilation Tips yellowblue D Keep the hood and front air inlet free of ice, snow or any other obstruction such as leaves. The heater and defroster will work better, reducing the chance of fogging your windows. ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Audio Systems Your Delco Electronics audio system has been designed to operate easily and give years of listening pleasure. You will get the most enjoyment out of it if you acquaint yourself with it first. ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Finding a Station AM-FM: Press the AM-FM button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn the lower knob to choose radio stations. SEEK: Press the right or left arrow to go to the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player (If Equipped) DE-43-0001-V RECALL: Press the upper knob briefly to recall the station being played or to display the clock. To change what is normally shown on...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to select the band. 3. Tune in ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Playing a Cassette Tape The longer side with the tape visible should face to the right. If the ignition and the radio are on, the tape can be inserted and will begin playing. If you hear nothing or hear a garbled sound,...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 SIDE (5): Press this button to change the side of the tape that is playing. (6): Press this ...) DE-43-0005-V Playing the Radio VOLUME: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being played or to display the clock. To change what is normally shown on the display (station or time), press this button until you see the display you want, then...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 AUTO SET: Press this button and the system will seek and set the 12 strongest FM or the 6 strongest AM stations on your preset buttons (depending on which band (AM or FM) you are listening to). AUTO SET will flash while...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Your tape bias is set automatically. If E and a number appear on the radio display, the tape won't play because of an error. yellowblue D E10: The tape is tight and the player can't turn the NEXT (2): Press this ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when a tape is in the player. 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 is...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being played or to display the clock. ... and will remain on until this function is complete. To return to the stations you manually set, press AUTO SET again. 3-22
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Setting the Tone BASS: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob to increase or decrease bass. TREB: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob to increase or decrease treble. If a station is weak ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 PREV (1): Press this button to go to the start of the current track if more than eight seconds have played. If you hold the button or press it more than once, the player will continue moving back through the disc. The ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being played or to display the clock. To change ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to select the band. 3. Tune in ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob to move the sound to the left or right speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 The SEEK down and up arrows will also find the previous and next selections on the tape. yellowblue AA (3): Press this button to reverse the tape rapidly. Press it again to return to playing speed. The radio will ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 If you're driving on a very rough road or if it's very hot, the disc may not play and an error code may appear on the display. When things get back to normal, the disc should play. If the disc comes out, it could be...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 If you turn off the ignition or radio with a disc in the player, it will stay ... at Step 4. 1. Write down any three or four-digit number from 000 to 1999 and keep it in a safe place separate from the vehicle. 2. Turn the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 8. Press AM-FM after you have confirmed that the code matches the secret code you have ... Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press the 1 and 4 buttons ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 SCAN: Press this button to scan the stations preset on your radio pushbuttons. This feature works like your radio's P SCAN button and allows you to listen to each of your preset stations for a few seconds. The radio ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 To help avoid hearing loss or damage: yellowblue Care of Your Cassette Tape Player A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes or a damaged mechanism. Cassette tapes ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 When using a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette, it is normal for the cassette to eject because your unit is equipped with a cut tape detection feature and a cleaning cassette may appear as a broken tape. ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Heated Backlite Antenna Your AM-FM antenna is integrated with your rear window defogger, located in the rear window. Be sure that the inside surface of the rear window is not scratched and that the lines on...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue  NOTES 3-37
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue  NOTES 3-38
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...and the Road Here you’ll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions...€™ve also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-10 4-12 4-13 4-14 4-15 4-17 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Off-Road ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... It's the best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... that anyone needs to drive a vehicle: The obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if...person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... the person drinks them. But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of 0.10 percent. Research shows that the driving skills of many people are impaired at a BAC approaching 0.05 ..., the chance of this driver having a collision is 12 times greater; at a level of 0.15 percent, the chance ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will... and driving that many people don't know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person's system ... been drinking. CAUTION: Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, perceptions,...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking ...the vehicle and the amount of brake force applied. Sometimes, as when you’re driving on snow or ice, itମ.
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...going on, and you may even notice that your brake pedal moves or pulses a little. This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light" in the Index....
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    ... is wet. You're driving safely. Suddenly an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes. Here's what happens ... stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels. You can steer around the obstacle while braking hard. As you brake, ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... close to the vehicle in front of you, you won't have time to apply your brakes if ...comes on while you are driving, there's a problem with your traction control system. See "Traction ...spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system works the front brakes and reduces engine ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...will come on -- but the system won't turn off right away. It will wait until there's no longer ...system back on at any time by pressing the button again. The traction control system warning light should go ...anti-lock, you can steer and brake at the same time. In many emergencies, steering can help ...
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    ... pulls out from nowhere, or a child darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in time. But sometimes you can't; there isn't room. That's the time for ...
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    ...such emergency situations are always possible is a good reason to practice defensive driving at all times and wear safety belts properly. If the level of the... can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...right lane and don't get too close. Time your move so you will be increasing speed as the time comes to move into the other lane. If the way is clear to pass, you will have... it looks like a chance to pass is coming up, D "Drive ahead." Look down the road, to the sides and to...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into ...a little to the right. Loss of Control Let's review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...the road to make a "mirrored surface" -- and slow down when you have any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only the braking skid. Driving at Night Night driving is more dangerous than day driving. One reason is that some ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    .... Keep your eyes moving; that way, it's easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just ... night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. D Drive defensively. D Don't drink...Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're driving, don't ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    yellowblue Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don't have...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Driving too fast through large water puddles or even ...through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. Hydroplaning doesn't happen ...hydroplaning. The best advice is to slow down when it is raining. Driving Through Deep Standing Water NOTICE:... engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... a warning signal. A traffic light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ...not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    .... If you have a clear view of the freeway as you drive along the entrance ramp, ... speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over .... Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance ... to leave the freeway, move to the proper lane well in advance. If you miss your ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...you can easily drive in. Is your vehicle ready for a long trip? If you keep it serviced and ...you'll find experienced and able service experts in Buick dealerships all across North America.... important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for long-distance driving? Are the tires all ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and ... sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, ... exercise, or both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as an emergency. Driving on steep hills or mountains is different ...
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    ... all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts ... engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. D Know how to go uphill. Drive in the highest gear ... your lane, like a stalled car or an accident. of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    yellowblue Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: D Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. D You may want to put winter ..., a red cloth and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the ...packed, blowing or loose snow -- drive with caution. If you have traction control, keep the system on. It will improve your ability to accelerate when driving on a slippery road. Even though your ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    yellowblue Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you make a hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin stopping sooner ... clear. If you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not to ...
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    ...around the base of your vehicle, especially any that is blocking your exhaust pipe. And check around again from time to time to be sure snow doesn't collect .... This will help keep CO out. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, ...
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    ... for recreational towing. Follow the instructions for the towing equipment. To tow your vehicle, follow these steps: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... carry. The Tire-Loading Information label found on the rear edge of the driver's door tells you the... options. The other label is the Certification label, found on the rear edge of the driver's door. It tells you the... Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. And, if you ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change ... going. Electronic Level Control (If Equipped) This feature keeps the rear of your vehicle level as the load changes. It is ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well -- or even at ...this section. But trailering is different than just driving your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes... and under greater loads, generating extra heat. What's more, the trailer adds considerably to...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. Don't drive faster than the maximum posted speed for trailers (or no more than 55 mph (90 km/h)) to save wear on your vehicle's parts. D ...
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    ...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 Avenue ...to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Weight...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...your trailer have its own brakes? Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you’ll be able to install, adjust and ...€™s brake system. If you do, both brake systems won’t work well, or at all. D The rear bumper on your vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do not attach...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep in mind that the vehicle you are driving is ... trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply ... hand to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you check your electrical connection at the same time. ...
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    ... down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check with your dealer. The ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belts, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you...D Shift into a gear; and D Release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Section 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-8 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Hazard Warning Flashers H-35-5090-R Press the button to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. H-45-0009-V Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Other Warning Devices If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle. NOTICE: Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage to...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 2. Get the vehicles close enough so the jumper cables can reach, but be sure the vehicles aren't touching each other. If they are, it could cause a ground connection you don't want. You wouldn't be able to start ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue CAUTION: Using a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue X-45-1608-M C-35-5016-R 8. Don't let the other end of the cable touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 9. Now connect the black negative (-) cable to the good battery's negative (-) terminal. yellowblue X-45-2608-M H-35-5089-S Don't let the other end touch anything until the next step. The other end ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 12. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 13. Remove the cables in reverse order. Take care that they don't touch each other or any other ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue NOTICE: Use the proper towing equipment to avoid damage to the bumper, fascia or fog lamp areas of the vehicle. With current trends in automotive styles and design, it is essential that the correct towing ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine CAUTION: AM530002 Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you: If you no ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 The coolant level should be at or above the FULL COLD mark. If it isn't, you may have a leak in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. yellowblue NOTICE: When...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at the FULL COLD mark, add a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR engine ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. When the ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue How to Add Coolant to the Radiator W-35-1020-S C-45-6704-T 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue C-45-6705-T C-45-6703-T 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push down as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. 3. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOLR coolant mixture, up to...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue H-45-0326-T H-45-0329-T 4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 5. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but leave the radiator pressure cap off. 6. Start the ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue If a Tire Goes Flat C-45-6706-T It's unusual for a tire to "blow out" while you're driving, especially if you maintain your tires properly. If air goes out of a tire, it's much more likely ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Changing a Flat Tire If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. H-45-0010-V CAUTION: Changing a tire can cause...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Turn the center retainer bolt on the spare tire cover counterclockwise to remove it. Removing the Spare Tire and Tools C-35-5051-R C-45-0610-P Lift and remove the cover. See "Compact Spare ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 The box that stores the jack and wheel wrench is on the passenger side trunk wall. Open the box and then remove the wing bolt by turning it counterclockwise. yellowblue H-45-0610-L H-25-6006-T Remove the...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue If your vehicle has a wheel cover, remove it by using the flat end of the wheel wrench. Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps H-45-0612-P H-45-0500-V Pry along the edge of the wheel cover ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 If your vehicle has this aluminum wheel, you may have plastic wheel nut caps. Use the wheel nut wrench to remove the wheel nut caps and to loosen the wheel nuts. yellowblue H-45-0614-P H-45-1613-P 1. Use...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 3. Remove the theft-deterrent nut by placing the key end of the wire wheel key wrench over the nut and turning it counterclockwise. yellowblue H-45-4613-P Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue H-35-5061-R C-53-5053-T 2. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise by hand to raise the jack head until it fits under the vehicle. 3. Put the jack into a notch in the frame which is located near each ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue CAUTION: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 7. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. yellowblue X-05-0617-T CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue 12. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence. X-05-0601-S C-45-4616-P CAUTION: 11. Lower the vehicle by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise on the jack. Lower the jack ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue NOTICE: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Storing the Spare Tire and Tools H-45-0200-T CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Compact Spare Tire H-25-0100-W Although the compact spare tire was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly. It should be 60 psi (...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Don't use your compact spare on other vehicles. And don't mix your compact spare tire or wheel with other wheels or tires. They won't fit. Keep your spare tire and its wheel together. yellowblue If You're ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels too fast while shifting your transaxle back and forth, you can destroy your transaxle. For ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...Engine Coolant Power Steering Fluid Windshield Washer Fluid Brakes Battery Bulb Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade ... Materials Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label Electrical System Replacement Bulbs Capacities and Specifications Air Conditioning Refrigerants Normal ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...provide improved driveability and emission control system performance compared to other gasolines. For more ...little pinging noise when you're accelerating or driving up a hill. That's normal, and ...heavy, constant knock that means you have a problem. Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle...
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    ...€ in the Index.) If this occurs, return to your authorized Buick dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event ... 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 United ...
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    yellowblue Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan on driving in another country outside the United States or ... company that does business in the country where you'll be driving. You can also write us at ... Overseas Distribution Corporation 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Filling Your...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...refueling, hang the tethered cap from the hook on the fuel door. To remove the cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The cap has a spring in it; ...all the way. Be careful not to spill gasoline. Clean gasoline from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See "Cleaning the Outside of Your ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... clicking sound. Make sure you fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off ... fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may be damaged. See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the Index...
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    ..., first pull the hood release handle inside the vehicle. It is next to the parking brake pedal near the floor. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or ...
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    yellowblue Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up on the secondary hood release. The hood latch is under the hood, near the center, and at the front edge of the grille. Lift up on the lever as you lift up on the hood. Before closing the hood, ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... Coolant Recovery Tank B. Battery C. Radiator Pressure Cap D. Engine Oil Dipstick E. Engine Oil Fill Cap F. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick G. Brake Master Cylinder H. Air Cleaner I. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6-10
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    yellowblue Engine Oil If the CHECK OIL LEVEL light on the instrument panel comes on, it means you need to ... oil dipstick is right behind the engine fans and in front of the engine oil fill cap. The top of the ... a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    yellowblue Checking Engine Oil Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. NOTICE: Don't add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level gets above the cross-...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...). Do not use any oil which does not carry this Starburst symbol. If you change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the Starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. If you have your oil changed for you, be sure the oil put into your engine is American Petroleum Institute certified for ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of your vehicle. D The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application. Driving under these conditions causes engine oil to break down sooner. If any one of these...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...seconds. After five seconds, the CHANGE OIL SOON light will flash four times and then go off. This indicates that the Engine Oil Life Monitor System has been ...place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... The air cleaner and filter are on the driver's side of the engine compartment. 2. Remove the air intake hose that is snapped over the throttle body by pulling the hose... from the throttle body which is located near the top of the engine. 1. Remove the screws on the air cleaner housing cover. 6-16
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    ... intake hose. This will allow you to lift the rear portion of the air cleaner. 4. After detaching the hose ... throttle body, pull back the entire rear portion of the air cleaner by pulling upward and rearward. 5. Replace the air filter. 6. Reinstall the rear section of the air cleaner. 7. Reconnect ...
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    ... could be burned. Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off....: NOTICE: If the air cleaner/filter is off, a backfire can cause a damaging engine fire. ... damage it. Always have the air cleaner/filter in place when you're driving. D In heavy city ...
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    ... choose to have this done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or you could ... some of the fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be sure to get an accurate reading if you check ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... level place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). D With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever D With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear ... dipstick top is a round loop and is next to the brake master cylinder behind the engine block. Pull out the...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    yellowblue If the fluid level is low, add only enough of the proper fluid to bring the level into the cross-hatched area on the dipstick. 1. Pull out the dipstick. 2. Using a long-neck funnel, add enough fluid at the dipstick hole to bring it to the proper level. It doesn't take much fluid, ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... cap, a GM cap is recommended. Engine Coolant The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with DEX-COOLR engine coolant. This ... The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index....
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... coolant other than DEX-COOL is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator ... Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other... coolant mixture will. Your vehicle's coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... to add coolant more than four times a year, have your dealer check your cooling system. Checking Coolant NOTICE: If you use the proper coolant, ...€™t have to add extra inhibitors or additives which claim to improve the system. These can be harmful. The vehicle must be on a level ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    .... Adding Coolant Power Steering Fluid CAUTION: Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator ... steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired....
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    ... can cause leaks and damage hoses and seals. Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing, use a fluid that has ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... Don't use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. Brakes Brake Fluid D D Your brake master cylinder reservoir is on the driver's side of the engine compartment. It is filled ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. A chime will sound if you try to drive with this warning light on. See "Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid. Use...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... This could cause a crash. Always use the proper brake fluid. Your vehicle has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators...warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. D NOTICE: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...inspected immediately. Also, the rear brake drums should be removed and inspected each time the tires are ...or changing. When you have the front brake pads replaced, have the rear brakes inspected, too. Brake...for your vehicle, the balance between your front and rear brakes can change -- for the worse. ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... not listed in this section, contact your dealer's service department. For the bulb types to be used in the following ... Storage If you're not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more, .... You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 6-31
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    yellowblue Headlamps This procedure is for both the driver's and passenger's side headlamps. 2. Slide the headlamp outboard until the pins are loose. 3. Remove the headlamp assembly to access the bulbs. 1. Use a 10 mm hex socket to remove two bolts retaining the headlamp assembly. 6-32
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    yellowblue 4. Rotate the bulb retainer counterclockwise to remove the bulb assembly. 5. Pull the tabs away from the bulb base to remove the bulb from the retainer. 6-33
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    ... pre-set at the factory and should need no further adjustment. This is true even though your... we recommend that you take it to your dealer for service; however, it is possible for you to re-aim your...your headlamps are aimed properly, read all the instructions before beginning. Failure to follow these ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    .... D Tires should be properly inflated. D Rock the vehicle to stabilize the suspension. The headlamp aiming devices are under the hood near the headlamps.... Vertical Aiming Screw Start with the horizontal aim. The adjustment screws can be turned with an E8 TorxR socket or T15 Torx screwdriver. Once the...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... 2. Turn the vertical aiming screw (B) until the level bubble (D) is lined up with zero. H-46-0860-X Front Turn Signal The front turn signal bulbs can be accessed from under the front of the vehicle. Reach up from under the vehicle and, while pushing in the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    yellowblue Trunk-Mounted Back-Up and Taillamps 2. Pull out the assembly. 1. Loosen and remove the eight fasteners (four per side) that hold the assembly in place. The assembly for both sides is one piece. The entire piece must be removed to replace any bulbs. 6-37
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    yellowblue 3. Push in the tab and turn the bulb assembly counterclockwise to remove it. 4. Remove the old bulb by pulling it straight out. 6-38
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    yellowblue Rear Turn Signals 1. Open the trunk. Turn the screw located just inside of the trunk counterclockwise and remove. 2. Pull the carpet away from the rear area to access the turn signal bulb assembly. 3. Turn the bulb socket one-quarter turn counterclockwise, while pressing it...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... year for wear or cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" in Section 7 of this manual under Part B "Owner Checks and Services" for more information... tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Buick Warranty booklet for details. 6-40
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    ... Tire Pressure The Tire-Loading Information label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation ... been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). NOTICE: ... following: D Too much flexing D Too much heat D Tire overloading D Bad wear D Bad ...
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    ... (Continued) If your tires have too much air (overinflation), you can get the following: D Unusual ... miles (10 000 to 13 000 km). Any time you notice unusual wear, rotate your tires .... Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See "When It's Time for New Tires" and "Wheel Replacement" later in...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... here. Don't include the compact spare tire in your tire rotation. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire-Loading Information label. Make certain that all wheelnuts are properly tightened. See...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...speed rating and construction type (bias, bias-belted or radial) as your original tires. CAUTION: Mixing...type tires on all wheels. It's all right to drive with your compact spare, though. It was developed for... could develop cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these ... depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road ... grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate... the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher..., either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... bolts and wheel nuts for your vehicle. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim... dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... type chains that are the proper size for your tires. Install them on the front tires and tighten them as tightly as possible with the ends securely fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting your...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    yellowblue Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these...Laundry Soap Bleach Reducing Agents D D D D Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as ...loose dirt. Wipe vinyl, leather, plastic and painted surfaces with a clean, damp cloth. D If a ...
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    yellowblue Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (...remains, follow the multi-purpose interior cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers ... completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner. Cleaning ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... may cause scratches. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear window, since they may have to ...off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be ...non-scratching glass cleaning powder), GM Part No. 1050011. The windshield is clean if beads do ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... rinse the blade with water. Check the wiper blades and clean them as necessary; replace blades that look worn. Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth of color, gloss retention and durability. Washing Your Vehicle The best way to preserve your ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." NOTICE:... compounding or aggressive polishing on a basecoat/clearcoat paint finish may dull the finish or leave ...use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter. Exterior...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... then be applied. The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. Don't use strong ... wipe off any overspray or splash from all painted surfaces on the body or wheels of the vehicle. Petroleum-based products may damage the paint finish and tires. Sheet Metal Damage If...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... dark spots etched into the paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Buick will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this ... such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection. At ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ..., absorbs and removes soils on fabric Shines vehicle without scratching Spray on tire shine Removes dust, fingerprints and surface contaminants Removes light scratches and oxidation and protects finish Removes contaminants, blemishes and swirl marks * For exterior use only. ** Not recommended for ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label Youମ.: This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver’s side. You can see ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, be sure to have it fixed. NOTICE: Don't add anything electrical..., the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed or goes away. MaxifuseR/Relay Center Headlamp Wiring The headlamp...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... and fusible thermal links. This greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is...new one of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can "borrow" one...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... 9A 1B 2B 3B Not Used Not Used Power Seats Circuit Breaker Not Used Not Used PASS Key Spare Not Used Not Used Auto HVAC, ALM, Cruise Control, Cluster Courtesy Lamps, Power Mirrors Not Used Perimeter Lighting Not Used Turn Signal, Back-Up Lamps, BTSI Spare Not Used 6-60
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... 6C 7C 8C 9C 1D Not Used Anti-Lock Brake System, Computer Command Control Brake and Hazard Lamps Not Used Interior Lighting Cigarette Lighter Air Bag System Spare... TCC Radio Not Used Not Used Air Bag System, PASS-Key Not Used Not Used Rear Defog Not Used Miscellaneous Engine...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    yellowblue Passenger's Side Fuse Block Additional fuses are located in the relay center, on the passenger's side, below the instrument panel. You must remove the sound insulator on the right side of the passenger footwell to replace these fuses. Since the replacement of these fuses can be ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... Cornering Lamps ...3156 Halogen Headlamps Low Beam ...9006 High Beam ...9005 Parking/Turn Signal Lamps ...3057 Rear Outside Lamps Back-Up Lamps ...3156 Tail ...194 Tail/Stop/Turn Signal lamps ...3357 For service information on other bulbs, contact your dealer's ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...K VIN Engine Code ...K Type ...V6 Displacement ...3.8L Horsepower ...205-hp Firing Order ...1-6-5-4-3-2 Thermostat Temperature ...195_F (91_C) Air Conditioning Refrigerants Not ... air conditioning refrigerants are the same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    yellowblue Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Air Cleaner Filter ...AC Type A-1096C Engine Oil ... ...AC Type GF-627 Transaxle Filter ...GM Part No. 8651909 Spark Plugs ...AC Type 41-921 ... cm) Wheelbase ...110.8 inches (281.4 cm) Tread Width Front ...60.4 inches (153.4 cm) Rear ...60.2 inches (152.9 ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...belt. This diagram shows the features connected and the routing. See "Maintenance Schedule" in the Index for when to check the belt. A. Power Steering B. Generator C. Air Conditioning D. Crank E. Coolant Pump F. Tensioner 6-66
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission ... How This Section is Organized Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule Selecting... Maintenance Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... working condition, but also helps the environment. All recommended maintenance procedures are important. Improper vehicle maintenance can even affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or the wrong tire inflation can increase the level of emissions from your vehicle. To help ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you ...have the necessary equipment, you should let your dealer's service department or another qualified ... Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections that your dealer's service department or another qualified ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... short distances only a few times a week. Or you may drive long distances all the ... following and note how you drive. If you have any questions on how to keep your ... If you go to your dealer for your service needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...000 Miles (25 000 km): Air Cleaner Filter Inspection, if driving in dusty conditions. Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km): Air Cleaner ... Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection. Every 100,000 Miles ...,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... 60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection. Every 100,000 Miles (... 150,000 Miles (240 000 km): Cooling System Service (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). These intervals only summarize maintenance services. Be sure to follow the complete scheduled maintenance on the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... and Services" and "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" following. # Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and underbody contact points. * If your vehicle has an Engine ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...€ in the Index. + 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. ++ If you drive in a highly corrosive environment, your brake calipers may require additional ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components ...). (See footnote #.) j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Inspect fuel ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components (or... footnote +.) 42,000 Miles (70 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-13
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components (...(110 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 69,000 Miles (115 000 km... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components (...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE...). (See footnote #.) j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. (Continued) 90...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) j Rotate tires. See ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED ... Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. j If you haven't used your ...j Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...) j Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the ... cap and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... and Services" and "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" following. # Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and underbody contact points. * If your vehicle has an Engine ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... oil is changed. For more information, see CHANGE OIL SOON Light in the Index. + 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. ++ ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components ...25 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components (... see footnote ++.) Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. Inspect fuel ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components (or every...Miles (75 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 50,000 Miles (83 000 km) ... - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.) Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components ...125 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) j Rotate tires. See ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Lubricate chassis components ...). (See footnote #.) j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Inspect fuel ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...- Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. j If you haven't used your vehicle under severe service conditions listed previously and, therefore, haven't changed your... Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... km) j Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolantମ. radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-32
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    yellowblue Part B: Owner Checks and Services Listed in this part are owner checks and ... Check At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood ..."Tires" in the Index for further details. Cassette Deck Service Clean cassette deck. Cleaning should ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... Twice a Year Restraint System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all...Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see ...Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. At Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...the Index if necessary). NOTE: Be ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake. D The key should turn to LOCK only when the...sure there is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move. Underbody Flushing Service At least every ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Exhaust System Inspection Inspect the complete ... Axle Boot and Seal Inspection Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...Brake System Inspection Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up,... need to have your brakes inspected more often if your driving habits or conditions result... following this text, your vehicle may require additional brake service. Refer to the appropriate GM Service...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... the Index. USAGE Hydraulic Brake System Windshield Washer Solvent Parking Brake Cable Guides FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or equivalent DOT-3 Brake Fluid). GM OptikleenR Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515 or equivalent). Chassis...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... LB or GC-LB. LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI # 2, ... and Console SuperlubeR (GM Part Door Hinge and No. 12346241 or equivalent). Rear Compartment Lid Hinges Weatherstrip Conditioning Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    yellowblue Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the... owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them. Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-41
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-42
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    yellowblue Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Buick if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. 8-2 8-4 8-4 8-5 8-6 8-6 8-7 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Buick. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the .... Normally, concerns can be quickly resolved at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Buick Customer Relations Center by calling 1-800-521-7300. In... have the following information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative: When contacting Buick, please remember that your concern will likely ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Buick has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any... dial 1-800-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices Buick encourages customers to call the toll-free ... Customer Relations Center. United States Buick Customer Relations Center P.O. Box 5039 Troy, ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario... 1-800-268-6800 If toll free service is not available in the Caribbean, call Puerto Rico ... Locations GMODC - Customer Communication Centre 169-007 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Telephone: ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...by Buick Motor Division is proud to offer Buick Premium Roadside Assistance to customers for vehicles covered under the 3 ... please consult your Buick Premium Roadside Assistance owner booklet included with your owner's manual. For needed assistance, call the Buick Premium Roadside Assistance toll-...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Courtesy Transportation Buick has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor ...wait. However, if you are unable to wait Buick helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ...and be supported by original receipts. Plan Ahead When Possible When your vehicle requires warranty service...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ..., up to a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and complete ... discontinue Courtesy Transportation at any time and to resolve all questions of claim eligibility pursuant to... and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, 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 either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-521-7300, or write: Buick Customer Relations Center P.O. Box 5039 Troy, MI 48098 ... Service and Owner Publications in Canada Service manuals, owner's manuals and other service literature are available for purchase for all...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    yellowblue 1999 BUICK SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and servicing of ..., Incorporated (address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 1999 BUICK SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...applied against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 1999 1999 1999 1999 QTY. PRICE EACH* $90.00 $50... O 8-12 PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio Owner's Manual Without Portfolio NOTE: Dealers and ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Section 9 Index Air Bag ...1-18 How Does it Restrain ...1-22 How it Works ...1-20 Location ...1-20 Readiness Light ...1-20, 2-60 Servicing ...1-24 What Makes it Inflate ...1-22 What Will You See After it ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Brake Adjustment ...6-30 Anti-lock System Warning Light ...2-62, 4-7 Fluid ...6-27 Master Cylinder ...6-27 Parking ...2-27 Pedal Travel ...6-30 Replacing System Parts ...6-30 System Warning Light ...2-61 Trailer ...4-35...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Climate Control, Steering Wheel Touch Control ...3-11 Climate Control System ...3-2 Clock, Setting the ...3-12 Coinholder ...2-51 Comfort Controls ...3-2 Compact Disc Care ...3-35 Compact Disc Player ...3-21, 3-25 Care ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Electrical System ...6-58 Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror ...2-46 With Compass ...2-47 Electronic Level Control ...4-31 Electronic Touch Climate Control ...3-2 Engine ...6-10 Accessory Belt ...6-66 Coolant ...
  • 1999 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Engine Coolant Temperature ...2-64 Engine Oil Pressure ...2-67 Fuel ...2-70 GAWR ...4-30 Gear Positions, Automatic Transaxle ...2-24 Glove Box ...2-51 Gross Axle Weight Rating ...4-30 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating ...4-30...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Certification ...4-30 Certification/Tire ...4-30 Service Parts Identification ...6-57 Tire-Loading Information ...4-30 Vehicle Identification Number ...6-57 Lamps ...2-40 Courtesy ...2-43 Entry Lighting, Delayed ...2-43...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Maintenance, Underbody ...6-55 Maintenance When Trailer Towing ...4-38 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...2-65 Manual Front Seat ...1-2 Manual Remote Control Mirror ...2-50 MaxifuseR/Relay Center ...6-58 Memory Door Locks ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Power Door Locks ...2-5 Option Fuses ...6-58 Remote Control Mirror ...2-50 Seat ...1-3 Steering ...4-10 Steering Fluid ...6-25 Windows ...2-33 Pregnancy, Use of Safety Belts ...1-17 Problems on the Road ...5-1 ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 afety Belt Extender ...1-50 Safety Belts ...1-5 Adults ...1-10 Care ...6-51 Center Passenger Position ...1-25 Children ...1-32 Driver Position ...1-10 Extender ...1-50 How to Wear Properly ...1-10 Incorrect Usage ...1-...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Starter Switch Check ...7-35 Starting Your Engine ...2-21 Steam ...5-10 Steering ...4-10 In Emergencies ...4-11 MagnasteerR ...4-10 Power ...4-10 Tips ...4-10 Wheel, Tilt ...2-34 Wheel Touch Controls ...3-11, 3-32 ...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 Trailer Brakes ...4-35 Driving on Grades ...4-37 Driving with ...4-36 Engine Cooling When Towing ...4-38 Hitches ...4-35 Maintenance When Towing ...4-38 Parking on Hills ...4-37 Safety Chains ...4-35 Tongue Weight ...4-...
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    First Edition for Buick LeSabre Owner's Manual - 1999 arning Devices ...5-3 Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators ...2-59 Warranty Information ...8-8 Washer Fluid, Windshield ...6-26 Washing Your Vehicle ...6-52 Weatherstrips ...6-52 Wheel Alignment ...6-46 Nut Torque ...5-...



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