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2000 Buick LeSabre Manual

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  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    yellowblue The 2000 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 to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the air bag system. Features and Controls This section explains how to start ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    yellowblue 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. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their... help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find ... this" or "Don't let this happen." Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... LIGHTER PARKING LAMPS FASTEN SEAT BELTS WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER HORN BRAKE HAZARD WARNING FLASHER POWER WINDOW DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER COOLANT SPEAKER ENGINE OIL PRESSURE VENTILATING FAN FUEL AIR BAG FOG LAMPS ANTI-LOCK BRAKES v...
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  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...€™ll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. ... Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Driver ... Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash 1-...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ...how to adjust them and also about reclining seatbacks, lumbar adjustments, heated seats and head restraints. Power Seat Manual Lumbar Support The power seat controls are located on the outboard side of each front seat cushion. D Raise...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...whole horizontal control up or down. Power Lumbar Control (If Equipped) The lumbar control is located on the outboard side of each front seat. Use the power seat control first ... the lumbar control forward to increase support and rearward to decrease support. Press the control up or down...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... and will correspond to the driving position that was recalled last. The controls for the memory seat and mirrors are located on the driver's door panel, and are used to program and recall previous settings that have been stored. Adjust the driver's seat (...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    yellowblue Heated Seats (Option) The heated seat controls are located on the driver's and front passenger's door panel. Reclining Front Seatbacks The vertical control described previously in this section reclines the front seatbacks. Push ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. Head Restraints Slide the head restraint up...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    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 ... belts are fastened properly too. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. (See "Safety Belt ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    yellowblue In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here’s why: ...€™t know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even ... many of them, people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away. Without belts they could ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    yellowblue Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-9
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    yellowblue The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-10
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... an accident, so you can unbuckle and get out, is much greater if you are belted. ... them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even ... not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions. Q: A: or the safety belts! With safety belts, ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for everyone's protection. First, you'll want to know which restraint systems ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... 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. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    yellowblue The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash... fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if thereମ.
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    yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? 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. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... 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 of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely injure internal...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the 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 dealer to fix it. A: The belt is ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... you ever pull the lap portion of the belt out all the way, you will engage the child restraint ... let the belt go back all the way and start again. Air Bag Systems This part explains the frontal and side impact air bag... passenger, a side impact air bag for the driver, and another side impact air bag ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ..., rear, side or low-speed frontal crashes. And, for unrestrained occupants, frontal air bags may ... past. The side impact air bags for the driver and right front passenger are CAUTION: (Continued) ... maintaining control of the vehicle. Front occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. 1-21
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    yellowblue There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG....children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children." The system checks... system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    yellowblue How the Air Bag Systems Work Where are the air bags? The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    yellowblue CAUTION: If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly ... or near any other air bag covering and don't let seat covers block the ... right front passenger's side impact air bag is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the door. 1-24
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... the inflator, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel, instrument panel and the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door. 1-25
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... bag, the instrument panel for the right front passenger's bag, the side of the seatback closest to the door ... cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone... you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after an air...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... that will automatically unlock the doors and turn the interior lamps on when the air bags inflate (if battery power is available). You can... new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. diagnostic module,...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... air bag systems in several places around your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Center Front Passenger ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see "...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Passenger Positions 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... until it clicks. If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it. Pull up on the latch ... able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    yellowblue The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash... fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if thereମ.
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    .... Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone,... be restrained while in a vehicle. Smaller Children and Babies CAUTION: Children who are up against... system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...so the crash forces can be distributed across the strongest part of the infant's body, the back and shoulders. A baby should be secured in an ...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 young...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    yellowblue CAUTION: (Continued) 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 an infant restraint. CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    yellowblue Child Restraints Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have protection provided by appropriate ...When selecting a child restraint, take into consideration not only the child's weight and size, but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... faces the rear so that the infant's head, neck and body can have the support they need in a frontal crash. Some infant seats come in two parts -- the base stays secured in the vehicle and the seat part is removable. 1-37
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... (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 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years of age. One type, a convertible restraint, is ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...of personal injury. The instructions that come with the infant or child restraint will show you how to do that. Both the owner's manual and the child restraint instructions are important, so if either one... lap-shoulder belts. Booster seats can also help a child to see out the window. 1-39
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...install it, be sure to secure the child restraint properly. Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure people in the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle -- even when no child is in it. CAUTION: A child ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... Canadian law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. If your child restraint has a top strap, ... rear seating positions. You'll find them behind the rear seat on the filler panel. In order to get to a bracket, you'll have to open the trim ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came... the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. 2. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    yellowblue 3. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 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...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...€™ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly. D Children who aren't buckled up can be thrown out in a crash. D Children who aren't buckled up can strike other people who are. Children who have outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle's safety...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a ... to the child's face or neck? If the child is sitting in a seat next to a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle. If the child is sitting in ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... 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 .... 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 ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt wasn't ... seat adjuster won't work after a crash, the special part of the safety belt that goes through the seat to the... and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... Lamps Mirrors Storage Compartments Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter Sun Visors The Instrument Panel - Your Information System Instrument Panel Clusters Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators Head-Up Display (HUD) (If Equipped) Drivers...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or 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
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... the key for security and vehicle theft deterrence. The keys also come with a bar code tag. Keep the bar code tag... to have a new one made using the bar code tag. The replacement key must have a vehicle... prevent theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... key or remote keyless entry system. This will avoid setting off the alarm. To unlock the door from the inside, move the manual door lock control located above the door handle rearward. To lock the door, move the manual door lock control forward. 2-4
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...€™re not in PARK (P), have that person use the manual or power lock. When the door is closed again, it will not lock automatically. Just use the manual or power lock to lock the door again. If you need to lock the doors before shifting out of PARK (P), just use the manual or power lock button. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...closed throughout this procedure. 2. Press and hold LOCK on the driver's power door lock switch ...while customizing the memory door locks. (Mode "0" has no feedback.) 5. Release the power ...driver delay the actual locking of the vehicle. When the driver's power door lock switch or remote keyless...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...Keep all doors closed throughout this procedure. 2. Press and hold LOCK on the driver's power door lock switch throughout this procedure.... again. Lock delay is now active and all doors will unlock. 5. Release the power door lock switch. To turn this feature off, repeat the previous procedure. This ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...door locks will now work normally. Lockout Protection The power door locks will not work if the key is in the ignition and a door is open. You can override this feature by holding the driver's side power door lock switch for more than three seconds. Leaving Your Vehicle...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. .... qualified technician for service. D Check the distance. You may be too far from your D Check the location. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... button will also illuminate the interior lamps. See "Illuminated Entry" in the Index. All doors will lock,... will flash once and the horn will sound when the lock symbol is pressed. D Automatic Door Locks:... programs your door locks to automatically lock or unlock when shifting in and out of PARK ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...Keep all doors closed throughout this procedure. 2. Press and hold LOCK on the driver's power door lock switch throughout this procedure....time the trunk button is pressed, the security feedback will advance to the next mode, and the horn will chirp. 5. Release the power door lock switch. For more ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... transmitter won't work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to... Vehicle Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle... also be matched. Once your dealer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    yellowblue 3. Remove and replace 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 transmitter with your vehicle. If the transmitter does not work, ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... must pass through the seal between the body and the trunk lid: D Make sure all other windows are shut. D Turn the fan ... outside air into your vehicle. See "Comfort Controls" in the Index. D If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them all the way. See "Engine Exhaust" ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... With the ignition off and the driver's door open, you'll hear a chime reminding you to remove your key from the ignition... master key with you. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to keep your valuables out of sight. Put...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... sound for 30 seconds. The lamps and horn will then turn off to save battery power. Remember, the ... won't activate if you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door lock. It activates only if you use a power door lock .... The alarm won't stop if you try to unlock a door any other way. 2-16
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... the door and wait for the SECURITY light to go out. 4. Then reach in through the window, unlock the door with the manual door lock and open ... but the vehicle's lamps flash, check to see if the horn works. The horn fuse may be blown. To replace the fuse, see "Fuses and Circuit Breakers" in the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... vehicle will be discouraged because of the high number of electrical key codes. When trying to start the vehicle if the engine does not start and the SECURITY light ... this time, you may also want to check the fuse (see "Fuses and Circuit Breakers" in the Index). If the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...1. Insert the current driver's key (black in color) in the ignition and start the engine. If the engine will ... your dealer for service. 2. After the engine has started, turn the key to OFF, and remove the ... system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... lets you use your electrical power accessories such as power windows, power sunroof (if equipped), radio and the windshield wipers. To use, ... wheel like OFF/LOCK and it doesn't send any electrical power to the accessories. The instrument panel cluster will remain powered ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... such accessories as the power windows, audio steering wheel controls, clock, sunroof (if equipped) and the radio for up to 10 minutes. The instrument cluster lights will stay on for a few seconds, then will go out. Once you open a door, ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... vehicle is stopped. 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 starter motor. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. ... If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see the part of this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your vehicle. See "Towing Your Vehicle" in the Index....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged. How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the kind of oil you have, and some other things. Instead of trying to list everything...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... Automatic Transaxle Operation CAUTION: It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is ... ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). See ".... Your automatic transaxle has a shift lever located on the steering column. PARK (P): This position locks ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever and push the shift lever all the way into PARK (P) as you maintain brake application. Then move the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...driving. If you need more power for passing, and you're: B D Going less... want to use your brakes off and on. D Going about 35 mph (55 km... shift down to the next gear and have more power. THIRD (3): This position is also... for normal driving, however, it offers more power and lower fuel economy than...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    yellowblue FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND ... there with only the accelerator pedal. This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or ... RUN or OFF/UNLOCK, the brake system warning light will turn on while the parking brake is set. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle. If you are towing a trailer and are parking on any hill, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. That section explains what ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... the shift lever into PARK (P) like this: D Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3. Turn the ignition key to OFF/ LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P)....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... transaxle. You may find it difficult to pull the shift lever out of PARK (P). This is called "torque lock." To prevent torque lock, ... another vehicle push yours a little uphill to take some of the pressure from the parking pawl in the transaxle, so you can pull the shift lever out of PARK (P). ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... Transaxle" in the Index. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever -- push the shift lever all ...Over Things That Burn CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... system had been modified improperly. If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle: D Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and D Have your vehicle fixed immediately. Running Your Engine While You’re Parked Itମ.
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... the Index. If you are parking on a hill and if you're pulling a trailer, also see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. Windows Power Windows The power window controls located on the driver's armrest operate each of the windows while the ignition is ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... you can also set the control to only lock out the rear window controls. See "Driver Information Center" in ... LOCK button again to allow passengers to reuse their window controls. Horn Press on the center area of the steering wheel to sound the horn. Tilt Wheel A tilt steering wheel allows you ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... the lever on the left side of the steering wheel all the way up or down. The lever returns automatically when the turn is complete. An arrow on the instrument panel will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. The lever on the left side of the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...fuse (see "Fuses and Circuit Breakers" in the Index) and for burned-out bulbs. Turn ...lever toward you and the high-beam indicator on the instrument panel cluster will come on. Release ...lever toward you and release it. When the high beams are on, this light located on the instrument panel will also...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... set for a long 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 ...from seeing well enough to drive safely. To avoid damage, be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If your blades do become...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    yellowblue Rainsense t Wipers (If Equipped) The moisture sensor is mounted on the passenger's interior side of the windshield behind the rearview mirror and is used to automatically operate the wipers by monitoring the amount of moisture that is on ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...To spray washer fluid on the windshield, push the paddle. The wipers will clear the window and either stop or return to your preset speed. Cruise... windshield, blocking your vision. The controls to operate the cruise control are located on the steering wheel. With cruise control, you can maintain a ...
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    ... changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise control on... the speed you want. 3. Press the SET/COAST button, the CRUISE light on the instrument panel cluster will illuminate. (The button is located on the bottom right of the steering wheel...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course,... back up to your chosen speed and stay there. If you press... want to go faster, don't press and hold the RESUME/ACCEL button. Increasing.../COAST button, then release the button and the accelerator pedal. You'll now...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... Lamps License Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Instrument Panel Lights D Step lightly on the brake pedal; or D press the ON/OFF button. Erasing Speed Memory When ... to turn them off. When the headlamps are turned on, the instrument panel lights as well as the parking lamps will also turn on. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...the short periods after dawn and before sunset. A light sensor on top of the instrument panel monitors the exterior ...the parking lamps are turned on during the day, the instrument panel cluster lights and backlighting to buttons will turn on. At night, the brightness of this lighting can be adjusted ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... off all exterior lighting at night when you are parked, turn off the headlamps and move the ... turn on when you signal a turn. This will provide more lighting when cornering. To operate it, leave the lamp switch off.... control all the way toward OFF again, and release; or, shift out of PARK (P). 2-45
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... the twilight disable feature. Light Sensor Your Twilight Sentinel and DRL work with the light sensor located on top of the instrument panel. Interior Lamps Instrument Panel Intensity/ Brightness Control The brightness of the instrument panel ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...feature, the interior lamps will turn on and stay on for approximately 25 seconds after you remove ...into the ignition. Delayed Entry Lighting When you open the door, the interior lamps will turn on. When you ... the power door locks. Theater Dimming This feature allows for a three to five-second fade ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...on the transmitter again. Perimeter lighting is disabled and the horn will chirp one time. 5. Release the door lock switch. The perimeter... the transmitter again. Perimeter lighting is now enabled and the horn will chirp two times. 5. Release the door lock switch. The perimeter lighting feature is now...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    .... Front Reading Lamps Exterior Lighting Battery Saver If the manual lamp control has been ... the lamps on for more than 10 minutes, use the manual control to turn the lamps back on. To delay the ... drainage from the interior lamps, trunk lamp, glove box lamp, cigarette lighters or garage door opener. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    yellowblue Mirrors Day/Night Manual Rearview Mirror Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror (If Equipped) Your vehicle may have an automatic electrochromic day/night rearview mirror. When this feature is turned on, the mirror automatically changes to reduce glare from headlamps behind you. A ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...automatic dimming, press OFF. The green indicator light will be illuminated when this feature is active. Time Delay ...rapid changing of the mirror as you drive under lights and through traffic. Cleaning the Photocells ... to night positions while driving under lights and through traffic. The mirror also ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... pad holder or a similar magnetic item. You should remove the interference. Compass Calibration The right side of the switch located at the bottom of the mirror turns the electrochromic mirror on and off. To turn on the automatic dimming feature, press...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... give false readings. To adjust for compass variance: 1. Press and hold the COMPASS button located at the bottom of the mirror until a zone number appears in the display. 2. Find your current location and variance zone number on the following zone map. 3. Press the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    yellowblue Power Remote Control Mirrors Your vehicle has a remote mirror control located on the driver's door armrest. Parallel Park Assist Mirror (... Choice Programming" in the Index for programming instructions. B Move the L/R select switch located beneath the mirror control to ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... surface on top of the lid. You will also find an auxiliary power outlet located inside the storage compartment and one on the lower front edge of ... or fax machine. See "Auxiliary Power Outlets" in the Index. The console also contains a removeable coinholder as well as storage for ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...the front center tray to reveal the front ashtray, cigarette lighter and accessory power outlet. 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. Sun Visors Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors (If ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... to control sunroof movement. The switch will only work when the ignition is on or when the retained accessory power is active. The sunroof has both manual and express features for opening the glass panel and sunshade. Press and hold the switch rearward to...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...must be opened by hand. To close the glass panel, pull and hold the switch downward. Be sure ... Transmitter (If Equipped) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject ... of the device. Changes and modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... opener may have a "rolling code" system. A rolling code system changes the code of the garage door opener every time you open or close ... Transmitter flashes rapidly for two seconds and then turns solid, the garage door opener has a rolling code system. In a rolling code system, the garage door ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... use the Universal Transmitter or the hand-held transmitter to open the garage door. If after following these instructions, you still have problems training the garage door opener, contact the Universal Transmitter manufacturer at 1-800-355-3515....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... the ashtray.) The power outlets can be used to plug in electrical equipment such as a cellular telephone or CB radio. Follow the proper installation instructions that are included with the equipment you install. NOTICE: When using an accessory outlet...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    yellowblue The Instrument Panel - Your Information System 2-62
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... Information Center Buttons (If Equipped) C. Multifunction Lever D. Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) E. Hazard Warning Flashers F. Instrument Cluster G. Traction Control Button (If Equipped) H. Exterior Lamps I. Head-Up Display (HUD) Controls (If ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...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 2-64
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    yellowblue Instrument Cluster With Tachometer 2-65
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... either miles or kilometers. Press The ENG/MET button which is located to the left of the speedometer to change from mph to km/h. Your vehicle has ... it can't, then it's set at zero and a label must be put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    yellowblue Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them. Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...Air Bag Readiness Light There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG. The system checks ... air 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 bag modules, the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... it will be ready to warn you if there's a problem. If the light and chime come on while you are driving, ... part can still work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ..., it means you have a brake problem. If the regular brake system warning light is also on, you don't have anti-lock brakes and there's a problem with your regular ... driving, there may be a problem with your traction control system and your vehicle may need service. When this ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... driving conditions and the temperature indicator light turns on, you should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. The "Problems on the Road," section of this manual explains what to do. See "Engine Overheating" in the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...produce a cleaner environment. The SERVICE ENGINE SOON light comes on and a chime will sound 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...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... steps, and drive the vehicle to your dealer or qualified service center for service. If the Light ...service center diagnosis and service may be required. D Light On Steady -- An emission control system ...service center diagnosis and service may be required. If the Light Is Flashing The following may ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... check the vehicle. Your dealer has the proper test equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs Some state/provincial and local governments have ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    yellowblue Oil Pressure Light If your vehicle has the standard instrument panel cluster, this light will come on if there is a problem with your engine oil pressure. CAUTION: Don't keep driving if the oil pressure is low. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    yellowblue Service Vehicle Soon Light This light will come on and stay on if you have certain non-emission related vehicle problems. Fuel Gage These problems may not be obvious and may affect vehicle performance or durability. Consult a qualified ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...), you can see some of the driver information that appears on your instrument cluster. The information may be displayed in English or metric units and appears as a ... a little more or less than half the tank's capacity to fill the tank. speed up, or make a hard stop. turn ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... HUD. If you never look at your instrument panel, you may not see something important, such as a warning light. NOTICE: Although the HUD image ..., you may misjudge distance and hit an obstacle or another vehicle. The HUD shows these images when they are lighted on the instrument panel cluster. 2-78
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...slide the dimmer control all the way down. If the sun comes out and the sky becomes cloudy, you may need to adjust ...button located to the left of the steering column. The HUD controls are located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. 1. Start your engine and slide the HUD dimmer ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...then perform a status check and display any messages if a problem is detected. If there are ...is blown. See "Fuses and Circuit Breakers" in the Index. Keep in mind that your windshield is part of ... system problem is detected. This feature also allows two different drivers to store and recall their...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    yellowblue The following buttons are on the DIC control panel which is located to the left of the steering column: D FUEL INFO: Press this button to display fuel information. Press... miles (40.25 km) driven, and the fuel remaining in the fuel tank. The RESET button does not function ...
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    yellowblue D GAGE INFO: Use this button to display oil pressure, oil life, coolant temperature, tire pressure and battery information. Press ... until OIL PRESSURE appears in the display. If there are no problems detected with the oil pressure, the display will show OIL PRESSURE NORMAL...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... Pressure System believes your vehicle's tire pressures are normal. If a potential tire pressure problem is detected, the display will show TIRE ...ACTIVE 102 ...CHECK CHARGE SYSTEM 139 ...DOOR AJAR 144 ...CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The EXP codes are used to make translation from English to other languages ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... off the engine; then start the engine again). If the SERVICE STABILITY SYSTEM message still comes on, it means there is a problem. You should see your dealer for service. Reduce your speed and drive accordingly. STABILITY SYSTEM ACTIVE - 55: You...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... the vehicle using your door key instead of your transmitter, the DIC will not change drivers and will recall the information from the ... memory seat control. 3. Press and hold the ENG/MET button for five seconds. WELCOME TO BUICK OPTION FEATURE will appear in the display. 4. The first choice to be ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    yellowblue Automatic Door Locks The door lock modes when shifting in and out of PARK (P), can be changed through the DIC. You can change these ... rear passenger window switches will be locked out when the WINDOW LOCKOUT switch is enabled. D D D D AUTO DOOR LOCKS - OFF/ON UNLOCK - ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... horn will chirp when locking and unlocking your vehicle. D If you choose ON for KEYLESS, LIGHTS and HORN FEEDBACK, your exterior lamps will flash and...for KEYLESS FEEDBACK you will also need to choose LIGHTS and/or HORN FEEDBACK. For more information on this feature, see "...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... choice and move on to the next personal choice feature. Memory Seat Recall This feature.... When this feature is active, the memory seat and mirror positions will be recalled for the identified driver when the remote... choices by pressing the ENG/MET button and store them to memory by pressing the RESET...
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    ...feature ON. D Memory Position: Choose ON when the SEAT RECALL choice appears, and then choose MEMORY ... appears. choice appears, and then choose EXIT when the RECALL POSITION choice appears.... entry. D Exit Position: Choose ON when the SEAT RECALL For more information on this feature, see "Memory ...
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  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... Controls Air Conditioning Heating Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger Ventilation System Passenger ...-Mounted CD Changer (Option) Personal Choice Radio Controls (If Equipped) Theft-Deterrent ... Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) Understanding Radio Reception Tips About Your Audio System ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...your outlets. Move the lever between COOL and WARM to lower or raise the temperature. Mode ...your vehicle. This is helpful when you are trying to cool the interior of the vehicle quickly, or limit the amount of outside ... RECIRC while in FRONT defrost, the RECIRC light will flash three times to let you ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... off. MAX: This setting directs airflow through the middle instrument panel outlets. The amount of outside air ... air entering your vehicle and directs it through the middle instrument panel outlets. The air ... directs warm air to the floor and cooler air to the middle instrument panel outlets. The air ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... after the climate control system is started, there is a problem with the system and you should see your dealer for service. If your vehicle is ..., the following information tells you how it works. Sun and temperature sensors automatically adjust the air temperature, the airflow ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...to see your current automatic fan speed, airflow direction and comfort setting, press the AUTO button. In cold weather... will delay turning on the fan, to avoid blowing cold air. The length of the delay depends on the engine coolant temperature and the outside temperature. Pushing the FAN, AIR FLOW or...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...system causes the fan to turn off and the airflow to be directed toward the floor. The system will still try to keep the interior of the vehicle at the ... also turn off the RECIRC function. RECIRC can be selected in all manual airflow modes except FRONT defrost and VENT. If you select RECIRC while in ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... while in the AUTO mode, the fan speed and the air temperature from the front defroster will vary. If a manual fan speed setting is selected, ...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 ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...automatically direct the air toward the floor and the temperature door will be positioned at the full hot position... you keep your windows closed while using it. Defogging and Defrosting If... system, the AUTO setting will do this for you. Manual operation of the automatic comfortemp system in the FLOOR...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... or cooling is needed, use VENT (on the electronic touch system or manual operation on the Dual Automatic Comfortemp system) to direct outside air through your vehicle. Air will flow through the middle instrument panel outlets. Your vehicle's flow-through ventilation ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...such as leaves. The heater and defroster will work better, reducing the chance of fogging your windows. objects. This helps air to circulate throughout your vehicle.... the direction of the airflow to the rear seating area. temperature sensor may cause the system to blow air that is...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... in their seating area. The control is located on the passenger's door armrest. The temperature can be set ...time you press the button, a red indicator light will come on. To decrease temperature, press the button... you press the button a blue indicator light will come on. If the passenger control has...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... the button located on your steering wheel. Press the TEMP up arrow to increase the temperature and the TEMP... acquaint yourself with it first. Find out what your audio system can do and how to operate all its ... the ignition off if you press RECALL first and follow the same procedure described above. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...seconds, and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio ...sound will mute while scanning. Playing the Radio VOLUME: This knob turns the system on and off and controls the volume. To increase volume and turn the radio on, turn the knob clockwise. Turn ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press the AM-FM ... press and hold pushbutton one with the ignition on and the radio off, you can change the volume level of... to each of your preset stations for a few seconds. The radio will go to the first preset station, stop for ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...seconds, and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio ...sound will mute while scanning. Playing the Radio VOLUME: This knob turns the system on and off and controls the volume. To increase volume and turn the radio on, turn the knob clockwise. Turn ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to... press and hold pushbutton one with the ignition on and the radio off, you can change the volume level of...the tape visible should face to the right. If the ignition and the radio are on, the tape can be inserted and ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ..., use the VOLUME, FADE, BAL, BASS and TREB controls just as you do for the radio. Other ...playing speed. The radio will play while the tape reverses. "" (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the button again to return to playing speed. The radio will play while ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... Laboratories Licensing Corporation. EJECT: Press this button to remove the tape. The radio will play. CLN: If this message appears on the display, the cassette tape player needs to ... the player, press and hold EJECT for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator. The radio will display --- to...
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    yellowblue Playing the Radio VOLUME: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn... stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to ... press and hold pushbutton one with the ignition on and the radio off, you can change the volume level of...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...it, another setting will appear on the display. Press it again after C & W appears and MANUAL will appear. Tone control will return to the BASS and ... knobs, control will return to them and MANUAL will appear. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob to move the...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ..., use the VOLUME, FADE, BAL, BASS and TREB controls just as you do for the radio. Other ... playing speed. The radio will play while the tape reverses. "" (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the button again to return to playing speed. The radio will play while ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...Corporation. AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when a tape is in the player. SOURCE: Press this button ... is active. EJECT: Press this button to remove the tape. The radio will play. CLN: If this message..., press and hold EJECT for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator. The radio will display...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    yellowblue Playing the Radio VOLUME: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn... stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2). Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM-FM to ... press and hold pushbutton one with the ignition on and the radio off, you can change the volume level of...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... will return to them and MANUAL will appear. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends... to insert a CD while the ignition or the radio is off, first press EJECT or RECALL. If you're ...very hot, the disc may not play and an error code may appear on the display. When things get ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. PREV (1): Press this ... AM-FM. Then the disc will stop playing and the radio will play. Press SOURCE again to ... show on the display. EJECT: Press this button to remove the disc. The radio will play. If you turn off...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) Playing the Radio VOLUME: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, ...two seconds and SCAN will appear on the display. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio will ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...while seeking and will remain on until this function is complete. To return to the stations you manually set,...appear on the display. Press it again after C & W appears and MANUAL will appear. Tone control will return ...you use the BASS and TREB knobs, control will return to them and MANUAL will appear....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ..., use the VOLUME, FADE, BAL, BASS and TREB controls just as you do for the radio. Other...press EJECT or RECALL. Your tape bias is set automatically. If E and a number appear on the radio display,... error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. PREV (1): Press this...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... change to the tape or disc function when the radio is on. If both a tape and a disc are installed, the system ... the button near the tape slot to remove a tape and the radio will play. CLN: If ... that is playing. part of the tape. Press the button again to return to playing speed. The radio will play ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... to insert a CD while the ignition or the radio is off, first press EJECT or RECALL. If you're ... hot, the disc may not play and an error code may appear on the display. When things get ... and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. AA (3): Press and hold this button to quickly reverse ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... then hold the RECALL button until the display flashes. AM-FM: Press this button to play the radio when ...press AM-FM. Then the disc will stop playing and the radio will play. Press SOURCE again to ... show on the display. EJECT: Press this button to remove the disc. The radio will play. If you turn off ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... label side down, the disc will not play and an error will occur. Gently push the tray ... using the trays supplied in the magazine. Close the door by sliding it all the way to the right. If ... open, the changer will not operate and an error will occur. When the door is closed, the changer will begin ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...a CD magazine with discs is loaded in the changer and the door is closed, CHNGR will appear on the radio display. If the CD ... your dealer. If your radio displays an error number other than the error codes listed previously, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-33...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...CD if you have a magazine loaded in the changer and the radio is playing. To return to the radio while a CD is playing, press AM-FM. You can also press this...magazine. Each time you press SIDE, the disc number on the radio display will go to that of the next available CD. If your ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... THEFTLOCKR is designed to discourage theft of your radio. It works by using a secret code to disable all radio functions whenever battery power is removed and the radio is placed in a different vehicle. This feature requires no user unput to be activated. It ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...vehicle has this feature, you can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel... Press the up arrow to tune to a higher radio station and the down arrow to tune to a lower radio... cassette tape or compact disc when the radio is playing. If both a tape and disc are installed, ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... of your vehicle's engine, Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your ... be sure to check Federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. Tips About Your Audio ... be loud and harmful to your hearing. Take precautions by adjusting the volume control on your radio to ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...cleaned regularly after every 50 hours of use. Your radio may display CLN to indicate that you have used ... the player, press and hold EJECT for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator. The radio will display --- to show the indicator was reset. Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality may ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...warranty. If, when you turn on your rear window defogger, you hear static on your radio station, it could mean that a defogger grid line has been damaged. If... on the glass are not damaged. If the inside surfaces are damaged, they could interfere with radio reception. 3-39
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  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...€™ll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions. We’ve also ... Loss of Control Driving at Night Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads 4-21 4-22 4-23 4-24 ... Leaving on a Long Trip Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads Winter Driving Recreational Vehicle ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... Assume that pedestrians or other drivers are going to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do... best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when... makes proper defensive driving more difficult and can even cause a collision, with resulting injury...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if ...think. Although it depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing number of U.S. states, and throughout Canada, the limit is 0.08 percent. In some other countries,...driving skills of many people are impaired at a BAC approaching 0.05 percent, and that the effects are worse at night. All drivers are impaired at BAC ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...to avoid the collision. There's something else about drinking and driving that many people don't know. ... had not been drinking. CAUTION: Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes,...you drive after drinking. Please don't drink and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have ... physical condition, alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol,...tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of the vehicle and the amount of brake force applied. Sometimes,...
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    ... use it when you brake. Once the power assist is used up, it may take longer to stop and the brake pedal will be harder to ... 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 ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road conditions. Here's how anti-lock works...., your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. 4-8...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...traction. When this happens, the system works the front brakes and reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. You may feel or hear the system working, but this... the engine. If it stays on or comes on while you are driving, there's a problem with your traction control system. 4-9
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... System Warning Light" in the Index. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. .... The traction control system warning light will come on and stay on. If the system is limiting ... spin when you press the button, the warning light will come on -- but the system won't turn ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is ...steady speed. Wait to accelerate until you are out of the curve, and then accelerate gently into the... get in a curve depends on the condition of your tires and the road surface, the angle at which the curve is...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if ... section.) It is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. An emergency like ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... "Drive ahead." Look down the road, to the sides and to crossroads for situations that might affect your passing ...recovery should be fairly easy. Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, ... roadway. D Watch for traffic signs, pavement markings and lines. If you can see a...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...as you pull out to pass the slow vehicle. Remember to glance over your shoulder and check ...Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and start D When it looks like a chance to pass is ... happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't have enough friction where ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... taking reasonable care suited to existing conditions, and by not "overdriving" those conditions. But ... slippery surfaces because stopping distance will be longer and vehicle control more limited. While ... packed snow on the road to make a "mirrored surface" -- and slow down when you have any ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... to slow down and keep more space between you and other vehicles. headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. D Slow down, ... day driving. One reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-16
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    ...and all the glass on your vehicle clean -- inside and out. Glare at night is made much worse ...eyes moving; that way, it's easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should ... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. 4-17
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate ...rain can make it harder to see road signs and traffic signals, pavement markings, the edge of ... wiping equipment in good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally.... not have much tread or if the pressure in one or more is low. It can happen... speeds. There just isn't a hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The best advice... some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...carry away a smaller vehicle. If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Don't ignore police warning signs, and otherwise be very cautious about trying to drive through... down, allow some extra following distance. And be especially careful when you pass another vehicle...
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    .... You'll save time and energy. (See the next part, "Freeway Driving.") D Treat a green light as a warning... have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to watch out for what the...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... Freeway Driving The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are...the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as necessary. Try to blend ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...needs service, have it done before starting out. Of course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in Buick dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing to help if you need it. Here are some things...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... Mountain Roads D Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. D Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your instruments frequently. D If you get sleepy, pull off the road ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. D Know how to go down hills. The most ... in your lane, like a stalled car or an accident. special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ..., some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, 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 carpet or a couple of burlap bags to help provide traction. Be sure...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... slippery situation. You'll have a lot less traction or "grip" and will need to be very careful. What's the worst time for this? "Wet ice." Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers. If you are stopped ...your vehicle unless you know for sure that you are near help and you can hike through the snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: D Turn ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...be sure snow doesn't collect there. Open a window just a little on the side of the vehicle that's away... uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the battery charged. You will need a well-charged battery to restart the vehicle, and possibly for signaling later on with your headlamps. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    yellowblue Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the ...the driver's door tells you the proper size, speed rating and recommended inflation pressures for ...you can carry. This weight is called the vehicle capacity weight and includes the weight of all occupants, ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way..., found on the rear edge of the driver’s door. It tells you the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called ... rear axle. And, if you do have a heavy load, you should spread it out. Donମ.
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    yellowblue NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail because of overloading. If you put things inside your vehicle -- like ... they'll keep going. CAUTION: Things you put inside your vehicle can strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. D Put things ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That's the reason for this part. In it are many time-tested, important trailering tips and safety rules. ... The engine is required to operate at relatively higher speeds and under greater loads, generating extra heat....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    .... You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Buick Customer Relations Center P.O. Box 5039 Troy, MI 48007... starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. Don't...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...for more information about your vehicle’s maximum load capacity. If you’re using a weight-carrying ...find these numbers on the Certification label at the rear edge of the driver’s door Tire-Loading Information label located at the rear edge of the driver’s door or see “Loading Your Vehicleମ.
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... have its own brakes? Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll ... then be sure to seal the holes later when you remove the hitch. If you don't seal ... side rear lamp connector. This connector is located under the carpet on the rear corner of the trunk compartment....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... trailer requires a certain amount of experience. Before setting out for the open road, you'll want to get...attachments), safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes.... Always back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. 4-37
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    .... Signal well in advance. When towing a trailer, the arrows on your instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burned out. Thus, you... different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check with your dealer. The arrows on your instrument panel will flash ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If you're...
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    ... 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-8 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-12 5-19 5-20 5-29 5-30 Cooling System If a Tire Goes ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. It is located on top of the steering column. Your hazard ...flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn't in. To turn the ... warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when there is a clear or light yellow hydrometer and a cranking complaint. Trying to start your vehicle by pushing or pulling it won't work, and it could damage your vehicle. 1. Check the other ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... the cigarette lighter. Turn off all lamps that aren't needed as well as radios. This will avoid sparks and help save both batteries. In addition, it could save your radio! 4. Open the hoods and locate the battery on the other vehicle and the remote positive (+) ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You ...to take care of that first. If you don't, explosive gas could be present. Battery fluid contains acid that... your eyes or on your skin, flush the place with water and get medical help immediately. Start by ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... should know. Positive (+) will go to positive (+) and negative (-) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or a body metal surface. Don't connect positive (+) to ... or you'll get a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts, too. Also, don't connect the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... battery's negative (-) terminal. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal part on the engine of the vehicle with the dead battery. Don't let the... the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 11. Remove the cables in reverse order to prevent electrical shorting....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...safe or posted speeds. D Never tow with damaged parts not fully secured. D Never get ...chains when towing it. D Use only the correct hooks. Removal Procedure A. Remote Positive (+) Terminal B. Good... Bottle Stud (not shown in picture -- located on the passenger's side corner of the engine compartment...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... notice a significant loss in power and engine performance. The low coolant light may come on ... cause of coolant loss and change the oil. See "Engine Oil" in the Index. Engine Overheating You ... engine as well as an engine coolant temperature gage on your vehicle's instrument panel cluster. If ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...in it can catch fire. You or others could be badly burned. Stop your engine if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index. 5-10
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... 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... warning, turn off the engine and get everyone out of the vehicle until it cools down. Also, see "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" listed previously ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... away from any underhood electric fan. If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it...FULL COLD mark (if the engine is hot, the coolant level should be at FULL HOT). A. Coolant Recovery Tank B. Radiator Pressure Cap C. Electric Engine Cooling Fans 5-12...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...they aren't, your vehicle needs service. CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Don't touch them. If you do, you can ... run the engine if there is a leak. If you run the engine, it could lose all coolant. That could cause an engine ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    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 ... crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... to turn the pressure cap. 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 coolant in the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    yellowblue How to Add Coolant to the Radiator 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push down as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose,...
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    yellowblue 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. 3. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOLR coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    yellowblue 8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the filler neck, reinstall the pressure cap. Be sure the arrows on the pressure cap line up like this. 6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...out of a tire, it's much more likely to leak out slowly. But if you ... your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer... lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane.... If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level .... The vehicle can slip off the jack and roll over you or other people. You and they could be badly injured. Find a level place to change your ..., you can put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... the wrench and jack. 5. Remove the wheel wrench, jack and the spare tire from the trunk. The tools you'll be using... The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. 1. Pull the carpeting from the floor of the trunk. 2. Lift and remove the cover. 3. Remove the spare tire. See "Compact Spare Tire" ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    yellowblue Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps 2. If your vehicle has this ... caps. Use the wheel nut wrench to remove the wheel nut caps and to loosen the wheel nuts. 3. When ...an aluminum wheel with a center cover that hides the wheel nuts, remove the center cover by using the flat end of the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    yellowblue Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 3. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the jack head until it fits ... vehicle. 1. Use the wheel wrench to loosen the wheel nuts, but don't remove them yet. 2. The jack has a bolt at the end. Attach the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. 4. Put the jack into a notch in the frame which is located near each wheel... avoid personal injury and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... the vehicle far enough so there's enough room for the spare tire to fit. 7. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise on the jack. Lower the jack completely. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence. CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 9. Place the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have the nuts tightened with a torque wrench to ... 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 specification. NOTICE: Wheel covers ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... and Tools Storing the Spare Tire and Tools CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment... far forward in the trunk as possible. Store the jack and wheel wrench in their compartment in the trunk....Spare Tire" later in the Index. See the storing instructions label to replace your compact spare ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... your spare tire is correctly inflated. The compact spare is made to perform well at speeds up to 65 mph (105 km/h).... You must calibrate the Check Tire Pressure System after installing or removing the compact spare. See "Check Tire Pressure System" in the Index. Of course, it's best to replace ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... on the rails. That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don't use your compact spare on other vehicles. And don't mix your...can explode, and you or others could be injured. And, the transaxle or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    yellowblue NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin ... Release the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels in the forward and reverse directions,...
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    yellowblue  NOTES 5-32
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter Automatic Transaxle Fluid Engine Coolant Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid Windshield ... Materials Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label Electrical System Replacement Bulbs Capacities and Specifications Normal ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...your service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll want to keep... more about how to service your vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Your vehicle has an air...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts and tools before you attempt ... Vehicle Manufacturers Association for better vehicle performance and engine protection. Gasolines meeting ..., 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...malfunction indicator 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 ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... check on fuel availability, ask an auto club, or contact a major oil company that does business in the country where you'll be driving. ...your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. The cap is behind a hinged door located on the driver's side of your vehicle. 6-5
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather... careful not to spill gasoline. Clean gasoline from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See "Cleaning the...refueling, hang the tethered cap from the hook on the fuel door. To remove the cap, turn it slowly to the left ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... one for you. If you get the wrong type, it may not 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. 6-7
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...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 rubber. You or others could be burned...
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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 located under the hood, near the center, and at the front edge of the grille. Lift up on the latch as you lift up on the hood. Before ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...L36) engine, here's what you'll see : A. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank B. Remote Positive Terminal C. Fuse Block D. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir E. Radiator Pressure Cap F. Engine Oil Dipstick G. Engine Oil Fill Cap H. Automatic Transaxle ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... lamps must be on and the hood must be up. Engine Oil If the ENGINE OIL LOW- CHECK LEVEL DIC message appears on the instrument panel, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. For more information, see DIC Warnings and Messages in...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...as SAE 20W-50. NOTICE: Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty. GM GoodwrenchR oil meets all the requirements for your vehicle. -...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...you will need for good performance and engine protection. When to Change Engine Oil (Vehicles Without .../highway maintenance schedule. Change the oil and filter every 7,500 miles (12 ... km) and 7,500 miles (12 500 km) since your last oil ... you need to change your oil and filter every 3,000 miles (5 000 ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    .... Instead, recycle it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. The air cleaner and filter are located on the driver's side of ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ..., pull back the entire rear portion of the air cleaner by pulling upward and rearward. 2. Remove the air intake hose that is snapped over the throttle body by pulling the hose upward and away from the throttle body which is located near the top of the engine. 6-16
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    .... Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. 5. Replace the ...the air cleaner/filter is off, a backfire can cause a damaging engine fire. And, dirt can ... which will damage it. Always have the air cleaner/filter in place when you're driving. 6-17
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... needs to be replaced early. The particle filter is under a removeable panel located at the base of the windshield on the passenger's side. Once you remove your filter, if you choose not to ... fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and filter every 50,000...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... may 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 ... much can mean that 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 ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...push the dipstick back in all the way. 1. The transaxle fluid dipstick top is a round, red loop and is located next to the brake master cylinder behind the engine block. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with a clean rag or paper towel. 2. ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... only DEX-COOLR extended life coolant. 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. A 50/50 mixture of ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... a mixture of one-half clean, drinkable water and one-half DEX-COOLR coolant which won't damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you don't need to add anything ... could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant. 6-22
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    yellowblue NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn't be ... in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more than four times a year, have your dealer ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... 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 ...must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... 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. The power steering fluid reservoir is located toward the back of the engine on the passenger's side....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn't clean as well as washer fluid. Fill your washer fluid tank only three-quarters full when it's very... washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. D If your vehicle is not equipped ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... Brakes Brake Fluid The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it is, you should ... get new brake linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is ... falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. A chime will sound if you try to...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... the reservoir. NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they’ll have to be replaced. Donମ.
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets. See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections." CAUTION: The brake ...the brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. Brake Pedal Travel See your dealer if ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle ...other ways if someone puts in the wrong replacement brake parts. The battery is located under the rear seat cushion. To access the battery, see "Removing the Rear Seat ...
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    ... drive your vehicle for 25 days or more, remove the black, negative (-) cable from the battery. This will help ... Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that can explode. You can be...reattached to the vent outlets (C) on each side of the battery, and the vent assembly grommet (D) must be secured ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... side headlamps. Halogen Bulbs CAUTION: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you drop or ... You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 1. Remove the two bolts retaining the headlamp assembly. 2. Slide the headlamp outboard ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    yellowblue Headlamp Aiming 4. Rotate the bulb retainer counterclockwise to remove the bulb assembly. 5. Pull the bulb straight out from the retainer. 6. Push the new bulb ...aim indicators. The aim has been pre-set at the factory and should need no further adjustment. This is true ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...D The vehicle should be placed so the headlamps are 25 ft. (7.6 m) from a light colored wall or other flat surface. level surface ... instructions before beginning. Failure to follow these instructions could cause damage to headlamp parts. D Tires should be properly inflated. Headlamp aiming is done ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    yellowblue Headlamp Horizontal Aiming Turn the horizontal aiming screw (A) until the indicator (B) is lined up with zero. If you believe your headlamps need horizontal (left/right) adjustment, follow the horizontal aiming procedure. If you believe your headlamps need only vertical (up/down) ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... Vertical Aiming 1. Find the aim dot on the lens of the lamps. 3. At the wall or other flat surface, measure from the floor to the recorded distance and draw a horizontal line the width of the vehicle. 2. Measure the distance from the ground to the aim dot on each lamp; if left low beam, subtract ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    yellowblue 4. Turn on the low beam headlamps and cover the lamp not being evaluated. The ambient light should allow the beam cut off to be seen on the wall. 5. Turn the vertical aiming screw (C) until the headlamp beam is aimed to the horizontal line. It is recommended ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...in the tab on the bulb assembly, turn the assembly counterclockwise and remove it. 2. Remove the old bulb by pulling it straight out of the retainer. 3. Replace the bulb .... The assembly for both sides is one piece. The entire piece must be removed to replace any bulbs. 6-38
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    yellowblue 2. Pull out the assembly. 3. Push in the tab and turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it. 4. Remove the bulb by pulling it straight out. 5. Replace the bulb and reverse the steps to install the new bulb socket. 6-39
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    ... Open the trunk. Turn the screws located just inside of the trunk counterclockwise and remove. 2. Remove the plastic trim piece from the trunk. 3. Pull the carpet away from the .... 4. Using a 10 mm wrench or a socket, loosen and remove the bolts that hold the assembly in place. 6. Turn ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...Windshield wiper blades should be inspected at least twice a 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. Replacement blades come in different types and...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Buick Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D Overinflated tires are more likely to be cut, punctured or broken by...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    .... Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture. Check Tire Pressure System (If Equipped) The check tire pressure system can alert you to a large change in the pressure of...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... has been disconnected. Don't reset the check tire pressure system without first correcting the cause of the problem and checking and adjusting the pressure in all four tires. If ..., see your dealer for service. After you release the DIC RESET button, TIRE PRESSURE NORMAL will appear ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire-Loading Information...Torque" in the Index. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel ...could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. To find out what kind and size of tires you... installed on your vehicle when it was new had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) number on... speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... Safety Administration, which grades tires by treadwear, traction and temperature performance. (This applies only to vehicles sold in the United ... must also conform to Federal safety requirements and additional General Motors Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) standards. CAUTION: If you use bias-ply ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... one and a half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of... surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance. Warning:... No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...should have the same load-carrying capacity, diameter, width, offset and be mounted the same way as ...GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel... NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... 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 vehicle, stop and retighten them. If the contact continues, slow down ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're ... Tetrachloride Acetone Paint Thinner Turpentine Lacquer Thinner Nail Polish Remover Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet Your dealer has two cleaners, Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner and Capture Non-...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... stain remains, follow the multi-purpose interior cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor ... completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner. D If a ring ... Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric 1. Vacuum and brush the area to remove any ...
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    yellowblue Cleaning Vinyl Use warm water and a clean cloth. Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or waxes may cause annoying reflections in the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... Glass Cleaner or a liquid household glass cleaner will remove normal tobacco smoke and dust films on interior glass. (See "Appearance Care and ... with water. Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth of color, gloss retention and durability. 6-54
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    ... your vehicle by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish. You can get GM..."basecoat/clearcoat" paint finish. The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. ... and polishes that are non-abrasive and made for a basecoat/clearcoat paint finish. NOTICE: Machine ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals ... If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter. Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging, weather and chemical fallout that ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... 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 fallout ... underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... , plastic, rubber and vinyl Cleans carpets, seats, interior trim, door panels and floor mats Spray on and rinse with water Attracts, ...* For exterior use only. ** Not recommended for use on instrument panels. t Protectant t Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner 1052929 16 oz. (0....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... you ever need to order parts. On this label is: D D D D This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driverମ. VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. 6-59
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... System Add-On Electrical Equipment Power Windows and Other Power Accessories Circuit breakers in... rear electrical center protect the power windows and other power accessories. When the current load is... fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band ...
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    yellowblue If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can "borrow" one that has the same... of your vehicle that you can get along without -- like the radio or cigarette lighter -- and use its fuse, if it is the correct amperage. Replace it as soon as...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...Cruise Control Direct Ignition System Injector Bank #2 Not Used Not Used Powertrain Control Module Ignition Oxygen Sensor Injector Bank #1 Auxiliary Power Cigarette Lighter Fog Lamps/Daytime Running Lamps Horn Air Conditioner Clutch Mini fuse 1 2...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...-Beam Headlamp Low-Beam Headlamp Fog Lamps Daytime Running Lamps Horn Air Conditioner Clutch HVAC Solenoid Usage Accessory Air Pump ... 1 Maxibreaker 41 MaxiFuses 42 43 44 45 46 47 Spare Fuses 48 49 50 51 52 53 Usage Starter Usage ... Fan 1 Usage Spare Not Used Not Used Not Used Not Used Fuse Puller 6-63
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    yellowblue Removing the Rear Seat Cushion NOTICE: The battery and main fuse boxes are ... or reinstalling the seat cushion. Do not remove covers from covered parts. Do not store anything under...to release the front hooks. 2. Pull the cushion up and out toward the front of the vehicle. To reinstall the ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...(BEC) The rear BEC is located beneath the rear seat on the driver's side. The rear seat cushion must be removed to access the BEC. See "Removing the Rear ... 2. Slide the rear of the cushion up and under the seatback so the rear-locating guides hook into the wire loops on...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... Parking Lamp Dimmer Not Used Left Front Heated Seat Not Used Rear Door Module Stoplamp NSBU Audio Retained Accessory Power (RAP) Not Used Not Used Passenger Door Module Body Interior Lamps Not Used Ignition Switch Not Used Minifuses 1 2 3 4 ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...Not Used Park Reverse Retained Accessory Power (RAP) Fuel Tank Door Lock Mini Relays 58 59 ... Defogger Circuit Breakers 56 57 Usage Power Seats Power Windows Micro Relays 48 49 50... 55 Usage Not Used Ignition 3 Fuel Tank Door Release Interior Lamps Trunk Release Front Courtesy Lamps Not Used Electronic ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... MaxiFuses 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 Spare Fuses 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 ... Used Not Used Not Used Not Used Not Used Fuse Puller Replacement Bulbs Front Outside Lamps Cornering Lamps ...... ...3057 194 3357 9006 9005 3157 Bulb 3157 For service information on other bulbs, contact your dealer's service ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... (91_C) Engine Cooling System ...13.0 quarts (12.3 L) Crankcase (Engine Oil with Filter Change) . 4.5 quarts (4.3 L) Fuel Tank ...17.5 ... the hood. NOTE: All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... Passenger Compartment Air Filter ...GM Part No. 25654414 Engine Oil Filter ...AC Type PF-47 Fuel Filter ...AC Type... Filter ...GM Part No. 8651909 Spark Plugs ...AC Type 41-921 Gap: ... inches (152.9 cm) A. B. C. D. E. F. Power Steering Generator Air Conditioning Crankshaft Coolant Pump Tensioner 6-...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-3 7-4 7-4 7-4 7-7 Introduction How This Section is Organized Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your ...34 Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... your new vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet, or your dealer for details. Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... Inspections" explains important inspections that your dealer's service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" lists some recommended products necessary to help keep your ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... to your dealer for your service needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...for your vehicle: Short Trip/City Intervals Every 3,000 Miles (5 000 km): Engine Oil and Filter Change (or 3 months, whichever occurs first). Every 6,000...your vehicle under any of these conditions is that these conditions cause engine oil to break down sooner. (Continued) 7-5
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...on the following pages. Long Trip/Highway Intervals Every 7,500 Miles (12 500 km): Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). Tire...a vehicle with a fully warmed engine under highway conditions causes engine oil to break down slower. 7-6
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...Services" and "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" following. * If your vehicle has the GM Oil ... you when to change the oil -- usually between 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and 7,500 ..., urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded....
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote .... (See footnote *.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) ... km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (...
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    ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (... engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...99,000 Miles (165 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.)...j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...,000 Miles (240 000 km) j Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever .... Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... the system will show you when to change the engine oil and filter -- usually between 3,000 miles (5 ...(12 500 km) or 12 months without an oil and filter change. The system won't detect dust ... the oil. So if you drive in a dusty area, be sure to change your oil and filter every 3,000 miles (5 000 km)...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... Miles (12 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs ... (25 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs ... ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 22,500 Miles (37 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Miles (50 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs ... ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 37,500 Miles (62 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs ... (75 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...filter at 100,000 miles (166 000 km). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. (See footnote *.) j Rotate tires. See "Tire ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs ...(112 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs... MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... (137 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs ...See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months... MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 97,500 Miles (162 500 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    .... j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven 100,000 Miles (166 000 ... cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-26
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    yellowblue Part B: Owner Checks and Services Listed in this part are owner checks and services which should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependability and emission control performance of your vehicle. Be sure any ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all body door hinges. Also lubricate all... latches, including those for the hood, glove box door and console door. Part D tells you what to use. More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... works in any other position, your vehicle needs service. CAUTION: When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. ... applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of PARK (P) with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle needs service. 7-29
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... out only in LOCK. Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Proper procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. connections or other conditions which could cause a heat ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... identified below by name, part number or specification may be obtained from your dealer. USAGE Engine Oil FLUID/... Category LB or GC-LB. GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884 - 1 pint, ...). DEXRONR-III Automatic Transmission Fluid. Engine Coolant Power Steering System Automatic Transaxle 7-32...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). USAGE Hood and Door Hinges FLUID/LUBRICANT Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 ... Glove Box Door, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). Console Door and Rear Compartment Lid Hinges ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    yellowblue Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "...
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-35
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-37
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-38
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-39
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-40
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    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...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... Satisfaction Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Buick. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your ... that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... by the dealership without further help, contact the Buick Customer Relations Center by calling 1-800-... information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative: When contacting Buick, please remember that your ... any additional rights you may have. Canadian owners refer to your Warranty ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Buick has TTY equipment available at its Customer ... toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Buick, the letter should be addressed ... Customer Relations Center. United States Buick Customer Relations Center P.O. Box 5039 Troy,...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    yellowblue Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario .... All TTY users call 1-800-263-3830. All Overseas Locations GMODC - Customer Communication Centre 169-007 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Telephone: 905-...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    yellowblue Roadside Assistance Our commitment to Buick owners has always included superior service through our network of over 2,800 ... is a means of assisting customers in an emergency situation. providing easy access to service professionals trained to work with Buick owners, 24 hours a day, 365 ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    yellowblue Courtesy Transportation Buick has always exemplified quality and value in its offering ... wait. However, if you are unable to wait Buick helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ... be supported by original receipts. Plan Ahead When Possible When your vehicle requires warranty service,...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and complete a rental agreement and meet state,... warranty coverage period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet entitled "Warranty and Owner Assistance Information" furnished with...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...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 ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...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 ..., 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada Service manuals, owner's manuals and ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    yellowblue 2000 BUICK SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and servicing of ..., Incorporated (address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2000 BUICK SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, ...
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...may be applied against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2000 2000 2000 2000 QTY. PRICE EACH* $90.00 $50.00 $20.00 $15.00 TOTAL PRICE 2 0 0 0 G M S H I P T O 8-12 PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In ...



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