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  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    The 2003 Buick Regal OwnerManual SeatsandRestraintSystems ...1-1 ...1-2 Front Seats Rear Seats ...1-6 ...1-7 Safety Belts 1-30 Child Restraints ...1-50 Air Systems Bag ...1-59 Restraint System Check Features and Controls ...2-1 2-2 Keys ...Doors Locks and ...2-9 Windows ...2-1 4 Theft-...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...07130 Detroit, MI 48207 GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, BUICK, the BUCK Emblem and the name REGAL are registered trademarks of General Motors... name "General Motors of Canada Limited'' for Buick Motor Division whenever it appears in this manual. Please keep this manual in...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warninq. I 1 You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means "...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...: Vehicle Symbols Your vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols...Systems EngineCompartmentOverview Also see Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators on page 3-28. Notice: These mean ...to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... IN THIS SEATING POSITION AVOID SPARKS OR FLAMES SPARK OR FLAME COULD EXPLODE BATTERY a 4 OWNERS MANUAL ENGINE OIL PRESSUREw SERVICE \\Ib POWER WINDOW DOOR LOCK UNLOCK LAMPS $0 ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ( ) @ MANUAL
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 7
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... an Air Bag Inflates? ...1-56 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-58 Restraint System Check ...59 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-59 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-59 Front ... ...1-23 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults ...1-26 Safety Belt ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Front Seats Manual Seats Six-Way Power Seats Your vehicle is equipped ... with this feature on the passenger's side of the vehicle. The controls for the power seats are located on the outboard sides of the seat ...you want it and release the bar. Try to move the seat to be sure the seat is locked into ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... of the seat to release the seatback, then move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock the seatback in place. Pull up on the lever without pushing on the seatback and the seatback will move forward. 1-3
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ...motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can't do their ...or other injuries. The lap belt can't do its job either. In a crash the belt couldgo up over your abdomen. The belt forces would ...seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. ...
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    Head Restraints I Adjust your head restraint so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. 1-5
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... of your vehicle. Pull forward on the seat tab, located on the front of the rear seat, to fold the rear seatback down. To return the seatback to its original position, push it back up and make sure it latches. 1-6
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts ... area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle ..., if you are buckled up. Always fasten your safety belt, and check that your passengersମ.
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...anything, you go as fast as it goes. in most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law says to wear... few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a person wouldn't ... in between. In many of them, people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away. Without ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 16
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. IF a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 1-10
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...a safety belt, even if you're upside down. And your chance of being conscious during and after an accident, so you can unbuckle and get out, is much greater if you are ... get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... your vehicle has. We'll start with the driver position. A: Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. But ... driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt ...pull the belt across you more slowly. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this ... or even 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 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... your shoulder. To move it down, squeeze the release lever and the shoulder belt guide as shown and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    Q: What's wrong with this? 3u cal. Je seriol , urt .. your I ,,.del 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 as much protection this way. nearly 1-...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... this? 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 bethere, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    .... In a crash, your body would move toofar forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which ... like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. 1-18
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    Q: What's wrong with this? 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. I I I I 1 A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-19
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... 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 should be worn as low as possible, below the rounding, throughout the pregnancy. 1-20...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... for one thing. If you ever pull the shoulder portion of the belt out all the way, you will engage the child restraint locking feature. If this happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again. U 1-21
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... which 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 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... 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 ... one properly. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see ...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 on the shoulder part. 1-24
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... shoulder belt should fit against your body. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. ... 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 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Your vehicle may have...better positions the belt away from the neck and head. There is one guide available for each outside passenger ...be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1-26
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    1. Pull the elastic cord out from the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. 2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-23. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. 1-28
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out .... Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and then slide the guide onto the clip. Turn the guide and clip inward and in between the seatback and the interior body, leaving only the loop of...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide... the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up,...the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... seat outside position, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 1-26. If the child is so small that the shoulder belt is still .... In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash. Infants and Young Children Everyone in a vehicle needs ...children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone,...state in the United States and in every Canadian province says children up to some age ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have the protection provided by appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle's adult safety belts alone, unless there is no other choice. Instead, they need to use a child restraint. People should never hold ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infantsneed the protection that...vehicle safety standards. Children 10 are up agains ~, very close to, 3r any air bag when it inflates can be ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for a particular child restraint. In addition,... ~ ~ ~ ~ Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn infant's ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. 1-36
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...~ A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with theharness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. A...safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a five-point harness...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... has two shoulder straps, two hip straps and a crotch strap. A shield may take the ...on child restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... child restraint can move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure peopie in the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure any child ... the top strap always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires that the top strap be anchored, don't ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Top Strap Anchor Location Your vehicle has top... forward-facing child restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. In the United States, some child restraints...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) Your vehicle has the ... is equipped with the LATCH system, see "Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)" ... child restraint that has attaching points (B) at its base and a top tether anchor (C), or a rear-facing child ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    A. Vehicle anchor B. LATCH system attachment points C. Top strap \. Vehicle anchor B. LATCH system attachment points With this system, use the LATCH system instead of the vehicle's safety belts to secure a child restraint. 1-43
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... points on the child restraint to the anchors in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. If the child restraint is forward-facing, ...39. Tighten the top strap according to the child restraint instructions. 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... 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. Put the restraint on the seat. 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 52
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...) on page 7-41. You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See Top Strap on page 7-39 if the child restraint has one. 1. Make the belt as...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... using a f forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push 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. It...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... 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 right front passenger air bag, always move the seat as far back as it ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be...child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger....
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    Air Bag Systems This part explains the frontal and side impact air bag systems. Your vehicle...bag. But these air bags must inflate very quickly to do their job and comply with... are designed to work with safety belts but don't replace them. Frontal air bags for the driver and right front passenger are...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... or not there's an air bag for that person. Both frontal and side impact air bags inflate with great force, faster than the ... you. Safety belts help keep you in position for air bag inflation before and during a crash. Always wear your safety belt, even with frontal air bags. The driver should sit...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. Anyone who is up against, or very close to,... system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on page 3-37 for more ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    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. 1-53
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force .... Don't put anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don't attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on ornear any other air bag covering. Don't let seat covers block the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... the inflator, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules. Frontal air bag modules are located inside the steering wheel and instrument panel. For vehicles with a driver's side impact air bag, the air ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side ... and right front passenger's frontal air bags, and only in moderate to severe side ... air bag module - the steering wheel hub for the driver's air bag, the instrument panel for the right front...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...When an air b inflates, there is dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the ... a door. If you experience breathing problems following an air bag deployment, you should seek medical ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... systems in several places around your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. ...yellow connectors. They are probably part of the air bag system. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, and make sure the...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... any opened or broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash A crash can ...properly after a crash, have them inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon as possible. If...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... may need new LATCH system parts. If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision damage also ... LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be ... the time of the collision. If an air bag inflates, you'll need to replace air bag system parts. See the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    Section 2 Features and Controls Parking Brake ...2.24 Shifting Into Park (PI ...2-25... System Operation ...2-4 Doors and Locks ...2-9 Door Locks ...2-9 Power Door Locks ...2-10 Programmable Automatic ... Break-In ...2-18 Ignition Positions ...2-18 Starting Your Engine ...2-19 Engine Coolant Heater ...2-...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Keys Leaving ildren in a vehicle with t igniti key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-2
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... help prevent theft. You can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys inside. You may even have ...Operation is subject to the following two conditions: The ignition and door keys don't have plugs. Your dealer or Buick Roadside Assistance has the code for your keys. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ..., you can lock and unlock your doors, or release the trunk from about 3 feet 1 (m) and up to ..., hold the transmitter higher, and try again. Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary. See...in PARK (P). If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...your vehicle to a different mode, dothe following: 1. Close all doors and turn the ignition key to RUN. 2. Press and hold the power door lock switch in the lock position. 3. While holding the door lock switch in the lock position, press and...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...fully inserting the key in the ignition. Override the delayed locking feature and lock the doors immediately ... the vehicle's battery for up to a year will not change the programmed mode for the lock and unlock ... the key is not in the vehicle's ignition, and a door is open. The door lock switch may...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... on. Also see "Perimeter Lighting" under lnterior Lamps on page 3-15 for more information. 3. Apply your regular brakes. 4. Press and hold the power door unlock switch. While holding the door unlock switch, move the shift lever out of and ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... to these surfaces may damage the transmitter. To replace the battery do the following: 1. Insert a flat ...do not use a metal object to do this. Replace it with the new one. Use type CR2032 ...you will need to resynchronize the transmitter. To do this, press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons at the same time ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    oors and Locks Door bocks There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. From the outside, use your door key or remote keyless entry transmitter. From the inside use the manual or power door locks. To manually unlock the driver's door from the outside, insert the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... of PARK (P). The rear doors do not have power door lock switches. Automatic all-door unlock when the transaxle is shifted into PARK (P). Programmable Automatic Door Locks Programmable automatic power door locks are intended to provide enhanced security and convenience by automatically locking and ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...the following occurs: A door is opened, * the key is left in the ignition, and a power door lock is pressed. You may override the lockout protection feature...vehicle. Always remember to take your keys with you. 3. Apply your brakes. 4. Press and hold the power door lock switch in the lock position....
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    Trunk Trunk Lock To unlock the trunk from the outside, insert the door key and turn it. You... cooling system to its highest speed and select the control setting that will force outside air into your vehicle. ... the Index. If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them all theway. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... not properly closed, the DOOR/TRUNK light will appear in the message center of your instrument panel cluster. See Doorflrunk Ajar Warning Light on page 3-42 for more ... on the latch. This handle will glow following exposure to light. Pull the release handle up to open the trunk from the inside. 2-13
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Windows Leaving children in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-14
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    Power Windows To stop the window while it is lowering, press the front of the switch. To raise the window, press and hold the front of the switch. Window Lock-Out The driver's window ... a lock-out switch. Press LOCK to stop front and rear passengers from using their window switches. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    .... For about three minutes, the starter won't work and fuel won't go to the engine. If someone tries to start your vehicle ...make a match. The ignition key must beclean and drybefore it's inserted in the ignition or the engine may not start. If the engine does not start and the SECURITY light is ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... minutes beforetrying another ignition key. See your dealer ora locksmith who can service the PASS-Key@ ...re ever driving and the SECURITY light comes on, you will be able to restart your engine if you ...@II system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. Ignition Positions With the ignition key in the ignition, you can turn the ... ACCESSORY, push in the key and turn it toward you. Your steering wheel will stay locked. 2-18
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... which you can insert or remove the key. This position locks the ignition, steering wheel and transaxle. It's a theft-deterrent feature. Notice: If your key seems ... lets you turn off the engine but still turn the steering wheel. It doesn't lock the steering wheel. Use OFF if ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...F (-18°C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You’ll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... brace, which is located above the engine air cleaner/filter assembly. How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends...the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...panel cluster and will indicate the gear your vehicle is in when you move. Maximum engine speed is limited on ...the parking brake firmlyset. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running,...fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. If you...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...to the next gear and have more power. (a): Shifting into a drivegear while your engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, ... for normal driving, 3: but it offers more power and lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (@...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... the parking brake pedal with your left foot. SECOND (2): This position gives you more power but ... you would also want to use your brakes off and on. Notice: Don't drive in SECOND (2) ... damage your engine. FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power but lower fuel economy than SECOND (2). ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    A warning chime will sound if the parking brake is set, the ignition is on and the shift lever is not in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Notice: Driving with the parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also damage other ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...torque lock." To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then shift into PARK (P) ...in PARK (P)with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it...leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...cap, which will then show the override mechanism release button. 1. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the engine and shift to the drive gear you want. 5. Have...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... into the desired gear position. 4. Put the override access slot cap back on. Things rurn cou touch exhaust hot parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things that can burn. ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 2-...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    Igine Exh ust @ Engine exhaust can kill.It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can't see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming inif: Your ...only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and Have your vehicle fixed immediately. 2-29
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmlyset. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have ... you're on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). lu,,a,y ,,le engine with .,re climal, control system off ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... two lamps located on the bottom of the mirror. Each lamp is turned on and off by pressing the button next to the lamp. Manual ... mirror. See your dealer for more information on the system and how to subscribe to Onstar@.See OnStaP System on page 2-34 for more information about the services Onstar@...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...far left button, located on the lower part of the mirror, for up to three seconds. When turned on, this mirror ..., occasionally clean them with a cotton swab and glass cleaner. There are also three ... and how to subscribe to Onstar@.See OnStap System on page2-34 for more information about the services ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...Power Foldaway Mirrors The power mirror controls are located on the driver's door armrest. Outside Convex ... the selector switch located above the control pad to the left or the right. Then use the four-way arrows located on the control pad to move the mirrors in the desired direction. Adjust each ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...or extend your Onstar@services to meet your needs. A complete Onstar@user's guide and the terms and conditions of the Onstar@Subscription Service Agreement are included... annual fee on some plans) Online and Personal Concierge Services Route Support RideAssist Information and Convenience...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... listen and reply to your e-mail through your uehicie's speakers. A completed Subscription Service Agreement is required prior to delivery of Onstar@services and prepaid calling minutes are also ...@Virtual Advisor use. Terms and conditions of the Subscription Service Agreement can be found ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Storage Areas Glove Box Use the door key to lock and unlock the glove box. To open, lift the latch. ... it. Center Console Storage Area The console has cupholders and a cassette tape storage area. To access the console storage area, press the latch on the front of the console lid and pull up. 2-36
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...To open the sunroof, push the rear of the switch once. The sunroof and sunshade will open by themselves. This is the express-open feature. To close... only be closed by hand. The switch works only when the ignition is on or when retained accessory power is active. See "Retained Accessory Power" in...
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    Section Instrument Panel Air Bag Readiness Light ...3-31 Charging System Light ...3-32 Brake System ...39 Low Oil Level Light ...3-40 Change Engine Oil Light ...3-40 Security Light ...3-41 Cruise ... ...3.26 Passenger Compartment Air Filter ...3.26 Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators ...3.28 Instrument ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... ...3-60 Backglass Antenna ...3.60 Audio Syspm(s) ...3-46 ...3.46 Setting the Time ...Radio with Cassette ...3.47 Radio with Cassette and CD ...3.51 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3.56 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3.58 3-2
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  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... following: A. Exterior Lamps Control B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever C. Instrument Panel Cluster D. Audio Steering Wheel Controls E. Air Outlets F. Side ... warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... column. Horn Press the horn symbols on your steering wheel pad to sound the horn. Tilt Wheel A tilt wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before ... pull the lever. Then move the steering wheel to a comfortable position and release the lever to lock the wheel into place....
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... signal has the following positions: two upward (for right) and two downward (for left). These positions allow ... your turn signal. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If the arrows don't ...you signal a turn, check for burned-out bulbs and then check the fuse. See Fuses and ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...high beams are on, this indicator light located on the instrument panel cluster will also be on. Windshield Wipers To operate ...long as you hold the lever toward you and the high-beam indicator on the dash will come ...): Turn the band away from you, to HI, and past the delay settings for wiping steady ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... band on MIST longer. Be sure to clear ice and snow from the windshield wiper blades before using... push the paddle. The wipers will run for several sweeps and then either stop or return to your preset...5-38. The LOW WASH light on your instrument panel cluster will glow when the fluid level is low 3-9...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...25 mph (40 km/h). When you apply your brakes, the cruise control shuts off. Traction Control ...tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use...control switch to ON. 2. Get up to the speed you want. 3. Push in the SET button at the end of the lever and release ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise ... your speed. When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down. Of course, applying the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...the way in turns off all lamps and lights. Step lightly on the brake pedal, or move the cruise switch to OFF. Erasing Speed Memory When you ...sound if you open the driver's door when you turn the ignition switch to OFF, LOCK or ACCESSORY with the lamps on. Daytime Running Lamps /...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...on when the following conditions are met: The ignition is on, the exterior lamps control is off and the parking brake is released. When the DRL... idle your vehicle with the DRL and automatic headlamp control off, set the parking brake while the ignition is in OFF or LOCK. Then start your vehicle. The ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... lamps button located below the exterior lamps control on the left side of the steering column. 2. Close all the doors. 3. Press and hold the power door lock switch. While holding the door lock switch, cycle the exterior lamps control ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... Panel Brightness This feature controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. You can brighten or dim ...following occurs: The ignition is in RUN, or @ Entry Lighting Your courtesy lamps will come on and stay ..., the lamps will stay on while it's open and then turn off automatically about 25 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ..., interior illumination will activate and remain on until one of the following occurs: The ignition is in RUN, or the power door locks are activated, or an...Turn the ignition to RUN. 2. Close all the doors. 3. Apply your brakes. 4. Press and hold the power door lock switch. While holding the door lock...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... plugs may not be compatible to the power accessory outlet and could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer. Notice: Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not hang any type of ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... connection. This feature provides power, ground and accessory wires which can be accessed ... the proper installation instructions included with the equipment. For information on accessing the connection and electrical hookup, ... the small black door, lift up on the ashtray and pull it out. Notice: Donମ.
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    .... VENT (Ventilation): This mode brings in outside air direct and directs it through the instrument ... directs approximately half of the air to the instrument panel outlets, and then directs most ... to the outboard outlets (for the side windows) and some air directed to the windshield. BLEND: This mode ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...adjusts the air temperature for the driver's side outlets. Slide the lever up to raise the temperature and ... in the blue area. The system will bring in outside air and cool it. On cool, but sunny... the air temperature for the passenger's side outlets. Slide the lever up to raise the temperature and...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... the rear window defogger will only run for about seven and one half minutes before turning off. ... this system you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation for your vehicle. Notice: Don't use ...you do, you could cut or damage the defogger and the repairs would not be coveredby your warranty....
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...button for automatic control of the inside temperature, the air delivery mode and the fan speed. You ... of time needed for warm up will depend on the outside temperature and the length of time that has ..."C), cold interior air will be recirculated through the air panel outlets, and the fan will increase...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... operation. If the airflow seems low when the fan is at the highest setting, the passenger compartment air filter, if equipped, may need to be replaced. For more information see Passenger CompartmentAir Filter on page 3-26 and Pat? A: Scheduled Maintenance Sewices on...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... mode on or off. RECIRC limits the amount of outside air coming into the vehicle and recirculates ... sensor on your vehicle monitors the solar radiation and the air inside of your vehicle, then ...initiating needed adjustments to the temperature, the fan speed and the air delivery system. The system may ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    .... To warm passengers while keeping the window clear, push the AIR FLOW button and WINDSHIELD/FLOOR will appear on the display. Select a fan speed. The.... 9 FRONT (Defrost): This setting brings in outside air and directs most of the air through the defrost outlet. Some of the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... air filter, if equipped, may need to be replaced. For more information, see Passenger Compartment Air Filter on page 3-26 and Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4 Passenger Compartment Air Filter The passenger compartment air filter is ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... compartment air filter, use the following steps: 1. Turn off the ignition when the windshield wipers are in the up position. ...7. Remove the passenger compartment air filter. 8. Then replace the old air filter with the new one. For the type of filter to use, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights ... you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when you are driving, or when one of the gages shows there may be a problem, ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel is in your tank and many other things you need to drive safely and economically. United ..., Uplevel (with Driver Information Center) version and optional ABS shown, Canada and Base Level similar 3-29
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... If your vehicle is equipped with a tachometer, it displays the engine speed in thousands of revolutions per ... is pressed and released within 1.5 seconds. Notice: Do not operate the engine with the tachometer ...area, or engine damage may occur. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    .... The system checks the air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. For more information on ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. If it...accessory belt or another electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while this light is on could drain your battery. If...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the road and stop ... warning light isn't on, you still have brakes, but you don't have anti-lock... ready to warn you if there is a problem. Your brake system may not be working ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... reasons: 0 With Full-Range Traction Control, if there is a base brake problem, the system will turn off and the light will come on. If the ... come on until your brakes cool down. If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... This light tells you that your engine coolant has overheated or your radiator cooling fan is ... off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. See Engine ... conditions, you should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. See Engine ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...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. Malfunctionsoften will be indicated by the system before any ...may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good and your engine may not run...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... made to the engine, transaxle, exhaust, intake or fuel system of your vehicle or the replacement of the original ... your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. 0 Light ... vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. If ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...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 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... could be burned. Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Damage to your engine from neglected oil s problems can be costly and i not covered by your warranty. This indicates that oil is not going ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...warn you if there's a problem. If the light stays on, stop the vehicle on a level surface and turn the engine off. Check the oil level using the engine oil dipstick. See Engine... the brief period between key on and engine crank. It does not monitor engine oil level when the engine ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... light will come on when you turn the key to START and stay on until the vehicle starts. Cruise Control...SECURITY CRUISE I It will also flash if your ignition key is too dirty or wet for the PASS-...light will come on when your windshield washers are working and the fluid container is low. LOW WASH ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... comeon if you have certain non-emission related vehicle problems. Your fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have left when ... empty, you still have a little fuel left, but you should get more soon. These problems may not be obvious and may affect vehicle performance or durability. Consult a ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... took more (or less) than half of the tank's capacity to fill it. The gage pointer may move while cornering, braking or speeding up. The gage may not indicate empty when the ignition is turned off. Low Fuel Warning Light United States Canada If...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... cluster. The DIC gives you important safety and maintenance facts. When you turn the ignition on, the entire center lights up for just a few ... )'lii D PSI kPa INSTMPG % OIL ! .k ),(.h!L/lOO km LIFERANGE SC BOOST 3800 V6 Supercharged Engine -- Control Buttons LIFERANGE ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... Engine Oil (GM Oil Life SystemTM)" under Engine Oil on page 5-15 and Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4. U M (... distance you can drive without refueling. This is based on the amount of fuel in the tank and on the fuel economy of the most recent 25 miles (40 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, ... after the ignition is turned off. See "Retained Accessory Power (RAP)" under Ignition Positions on page 2- 18. Setting the Time Press and hold HRS until the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... few seconds. Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display will show your selection. TUNE : Press the up or the down arrow to choose radio stations. SEEK : Press the uporthe down arrow to go ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... will scan only to preset stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal. 5. Press and ... that numbered pushbutton, the station you set will return and the tone you selected will be automatically selected for .... You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, FM1 and six FM2) by ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...the visible should face to the tape right. If the ignition and theradio are on, thetape can be inserted and .... Press not EJECT to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the... double-D symbol will appear on the display. If you want to insert a tape while the ignition or radio is...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... corrected, contact your dealer. If your radio displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. A Cassette Tape Messages TIGHT TAPE: The tape is tight and the player can't turn the tape hubs. Remove the...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... button to switch between AM, FMI and FM2. The display will show your selection. Standard Radio... eight speakers and an eight channel, 200 watt amplifier. TUNE : Press the up or the down arrow... one of the SEEK arrows for two seconds and SCAN will appear on the display. The radio will go to a station, ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FMI and six FM2) ...you prefer. TONE: Press this button to choose bass and treble equalization settings designed for countqdwestern, jazz...press and release the BASS or TREB knob and turn it until the display goes blank. See "...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... side with the visible should face to the tape right. If the ignition and theradio are on, the tape can be inserted and will begin playing....may not be in squarely. Press EJECT to remove thetape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOLUME, SEEK, FADE, BAL, BASS and TREB controls just as ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...t be corrected, contact your dealer. If your radio displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. A SEEK : Your tape must have at least three seconds of silence between each selection for seek...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... be corrected, contact your dealer. If your radio displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-55 6 RAND (Random): Press this pushbutton to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...whenever battery power is interrupted. If THEFTLOCK@is active, the THEFTLOCK@indicator will flash when the ignition is off....@is activated, the radio will display LOC to indicate a locked condition anytime battery power is removed... code. 9. Press AM-FM and this time the display will show SEC to let you...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... steps: 1. Turn the ignition on. LOC will appear on the display. 2. Press MIN and 000 will appear ...until the correct code is entered. When battery power is removed and later applied to a secured radio... on the display. To unlock a secured radio see "Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...has this feature, you can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. SCAN: Press this button and SCAN will appear on the display. The radio will scan to the first preset station on your pushbuttons, play for a ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...with each other. AM can pick up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try reducing the treble to reduce this noise if ... reset the CLEAN PLAYR indicator. The radio will display --- to show the indicator was reset. Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality may degrade ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ..., soft cloth in a mild, neutral detergent solution and clean it, wiping from the center to the edge. Be sure never ... handling discs. Pick up discs by grasping the outer edges or the edge of the hole and the outer edge.... rear defogger grid and affect your radio's ability to pick up stations clearly. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...42 . . Drunken Driving ...42 Control of a Vehicle ...4-5 Braking ...4.6 4. Full-Range Traction Control System ...9 Traction Control System (TCS) ...4.10 Steering ...-4-1 2 Off-Road Recovery ...4-14 Passing ... on a Long Trip ...Highway Hypnosis ...Hill and Mountain Roads ...Winter Driving ...If ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... the unexpected." Assume that pedestrians or other drivers are going to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do. Be ..., in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    The obvious way to eliminate 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 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... in an increasing number of U.S. states, and throughout Canada, sets the legal limit at 0.08 percent...., it is 0.05 percent in both France and Germany. The BAC limit for all commercialdrivers in the United... the collision. There's something else about drinking and driving that many people don't know...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...not drink. Control of a Vehicle You havethree systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are brakes, the steering and the the accelerator.All three systems haveto do their work at the places where tires meet the road. the Sometimes...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... of unnecessary braking. That means better braking and longer brake life. If your engine ever stops while ... to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is used up, it may take longer to stop and the brake ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... you start your engine, or when you begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will ... of you. You slam on the brakes and continue braking. Here's what happens with ABS: A computer senses that ...of available tire and road conditions. This canhelp you steer around obstacle the while braking hard....
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down firmly and let anti-... braking. If you have anti-lock, you can steer and brake at the same time. However, if you don't have ...lock, it's different. See "Anti-Lock Brakes." In many emergencies, steering can help you more than...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system works the front brakes and reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. The low ... briefly when you start the engine. If it stays on or comes on while you are driving, there's a problem with your traction control ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system reduces engine power and may also upshift the transaxle to limit wheel spin. The Traction Control System operates in all transaxle shift lever positions. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... light will come on to let you know if there's a problem. 0 To turn the system on or off, press the TRACTION button on the panel located directly behind your... Control System warning light will come on and stay on. If the Traction Control System is limiting wheel spin when you press...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning,... suddenly accelerate. Both control systems - steering and tires braking - have to do their work ... Ease up on the brake or accelerator pedal, steer the vehicle the way you want it to go, and slow...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in time. But ... 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...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... easy. Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the .... 4-14 Watch for traffic signs, pavement markings and lines. If you can see a sign up ahead that ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    .... Loss of Control Let's review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't have enough friction where the.... In any emergency, don't give up. Keep trying to steer and constantly seek an escape route or ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels aren't rolling. In the steering or cornering skid,... best to avoid sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower... the wheels rolling again. This restores steering control. Push the brake pedal down steadily...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're ... likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving. 0 Drive defensively. 0 0 Don't drink and drive. Adjust your inside rearview mirror...
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    ... windshield wiping equipment in good shape and keep your windshield washertank filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when ... puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you can't, try to...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water thatis slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you can't ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to ...are going. Get a city map and plan your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would...large cities. You'll save time and energy. See the next part, "Freeway Driving.'' Treat a green ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed ... your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder often as as necessary. Try...do not, under any circumstances, stop and back up. Drive on to the next exit. The exit ramp ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... s all windows clean inside and outside? Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? 0 Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? 0 Lamps: Are they all working? Are... get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. You could crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. Driving...in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...You could crash. Always have your engine running and your vehicle in gear when you go ... lower gears help cool your engine and transaxle, and you can climb the hill better. Stay in your own lane when... see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...if there is snow or ice between your tires and the road, you can have a very slippery ...You'll have a lot less traction or "grip" and will need to be very careful. Include an ice scraper,... outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    .... Without anti-lock brakes, if you feel your vehicle begin to slide, let up on the ... wheels always keep rolling and you can still steer. @ Whatever your braking system, allow greater following distance on ...it. Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...stay with 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: 0 Turn on your hazard flashers. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. 4-28
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than .... Let the heater run for a while. Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel really ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will clear the area around your front wheels. ...and you or others could be injured. And, the transaxle or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or otherdamage. When ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... your dealer or trailering professional for additional advice and equipment recommendations. 0 I your vehicle ready ...your vehicle with two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on a device known as a “dollyମ. in these ways. See “Dinghy Towing” and “Dolly Towing,” following. Dinghy Towing ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... steps: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position. 5. Releases the parking brake. 4-32 Two labels on your vehicle show how much ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way ...). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo. Never exceed the GVWR for your... rear axle. Nofice: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail becauseof overloading. If ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well or even at all. You and your passengers could be ...followed all the steps in this section. Ask your dealer for advice and information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. -- Your vehicle...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... a trailer. Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder against the ... don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. Obey speed limit restrictions when towing a ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... information or advice, or you can write us at: Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit... curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo you may carry in it, and the people who will be riding in the vehicle. ...ve loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, separately, to see if ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... Brakes Because you have anti-lock brakes, do not try to tap into your vehicle's brake system. If you do, both ... into your vehicle. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-30. Dirt and water can, ... know your rig. Acquaint yourself with the feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and ... occasionally to be sure that the load is secure, and that the lamps and any trailer brakes are still working. ... help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. Turn Signals When ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... don't shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. On a long ... and the trailer can be damaged. start your engine, shift into a gear, and release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...more on this. Things that 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...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Power Steering Fluid ...5.38 Windshield Washer Fluid ...- 5 - 3 9 ...-5-41 Brakes ...Battery ...5.44 Jump Starting ...-5-45 Headlamp Aiming ...5-50 Bulb Replacement ...5.52 Halogen Bulbs ...5.52 Headlamps ...5.52 Front Turn Signal and Parking ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... Fuses ...5.89 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5-89 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...5-90 Capacities and Specifications ...5.95 Capacities and Specifications ...5.95 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...5.96 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-64 Wheel Replacement ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... happy with it. We hope you'll go to your dealer for all your service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll want to keep your GM vehicle all GM. Genuine GM parts have one of ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...should keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you 6perform. See Part E: Maintenance Record on page ... sure you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts and tools before you attempt any vehicle maintenance...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... or drive uphill is considered normal. This does indicate a problem exists or that a not higher-octanefuel is necessary. If...Refill your tank with premium fuel as soonas possible. Otherwise, you might damage your engine. If...or higher-octane fuel and you hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... methanol. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage the plastic and ...of such gasolines. Fuels containing MMT can reduce the life of spark plugs and the performance of... required to contain additives that will help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing your...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    Filling Your Tank Fuel vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that can cause very bad injuries. Don't smoke if you're near fuel or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from fuel. Turn your vehicle off to refuel. The tethered fuel ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    A CAUTION: If you get fuel on yourself and then something ignites it, you could be badly... This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel cap slowly...page 5-83. When filling the tank do not overfill by squeezing in much more fuel after the pump shuts ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... wrongtype, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and emissions system. See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the Index. Never fill a portable fuel container while is in it ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    Checking Things Under the H-od Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshieldwasher and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others could be burned. Be ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... the vehicle, located just below the instrument panel and to the left of the steering column. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release by pushing it to... sure all the filler caps are on properly. Then just pull the hood down and close it firmly. 5-1 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 3800 V6 engine, you'll see: 5-12
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...Battery C. Remote Positive (+) Battery Terminal D.UnderhoodFuseBlock E. Radiator Pressure Cap F. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank G. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (Below Generator) H. Electric Cooling Fan I. Engine Oil Dipstick J. Engine Oil Fill ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    When you open the hood on the 3800 V6 Supercharged engine, you'll see: 5-14
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... Remote Positive (+) Battery Terminal D. Underhood Electrical Center E. Radiator Pressure Cap F. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank G. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (Below Generator) H. Electric Cooling Fan I. Engine Oil Dipstick J. Engine Oil Fill Cap ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...ll need 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 engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 5-95. Be sure to fill it enough to put the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... carry this starburst symbol. RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS . ~.. ._._ ~. FOR BESTFUELECONOMYANDCOLDSTARTING, SELECT THE LOWEST SAE VISCOSITY GRADE OIL...-.- HOT WEATHER LOOK FOR MIS SYMBOL a JASOUNE If you choose to perform the engine oil change service yourself, be sure the oil ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... SystemTM) Your vehicle has a computer system that lets you know when to change the engine oil and filter. This is ...that an oil change is necessary for over a year. However, your engine oil and filter must be changed ... that you use either and SAE 5W-30 synthetic oil or and SAE OW-30 oil....
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...Oil Life SystemTM calculates when to change your engine oil and filter based on vehicle use. ...Used Oil Used engine oil contains certain elements that may be unhealthy for your skin and could ... clothing or rags containing used engine oil. See the manufacturer's warnings about the use and disposal of ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... the bottom of the threads of the inspection hole. 4. Replace the oil plug with the O-ring in place. Tighten to 88... the recommendedsupercharger oil. See Part D: Recommended Fluidsand Lubricants on page 6- 15. Engine Air... and Add Oil Park the vehicle on a level surface. Check oil only when the engine...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    .... Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter. See Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4. Operating the engine with the air .... Notice: If the air cleaner/filter is off, a backfire can cause a damaging engine fire.And, dirt can ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Automatic Transaxle Fluid When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and filter every 50,000 miles (83 000 km) if the vehicle is mainly ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). With your foot on the brake pedal, move the ... shift lever in PARK (P). Let the engine run at idle for three to five minutes. * With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever e Then, without shutting off the engine, follow...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...your new vehicle warranty. The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating or if you need to add coolant to your radiator, see Engine Overheating on page 5-27. A...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... Use a 50/50mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL@coolant. The engine coolant recovery tank is located on the passenger's side of the vehicle at the rear of the ... water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. 5-25
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... coolant recovery tank is completely empty, add coolant to the radiator. See Engine Overheating on page ... you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn ...pressure cap even a little --when the engine and radiator hot. are Occasionally check the coolant level ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...protection operatingmode, to avoid engine damage, allow the engine to cool before attempting any repa The engine oil will be severely degraded. Repair the cause of coolant loss, change the oil and reset oil the life system.See "Engine Oil"...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... others could be badly burned. Stop your engine if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the...it. Just turn it off and get CAUTION: (Continued) Notice: If your engine catches fire ... The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode"...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    If No Steam Is Corning From Your Engine An overheat warning can indicate a serious problem. See Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light on page 3-35. If ...warning, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... fan under the huud can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep...a level surface. When the engine is cold, the coolant level should be at or above the COLD mark on the coolant recovery tank. A. Coolant Recovery Tank B. Electric Cooling Fans C. Radiator Pressure Cap 5-30
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...Engine damage from running your engine without coolant isn't covered by your warranty. See ...vehicle is warranty. Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very ...engine, it could lose all coolant. That could cause an engine fire, and you could be burned. Get any leak fixed before you...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    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 COLD mark, add a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL@ engine coolant at the coolant recovery tank. See Engine Coolant on page 5-24 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...the coolant in the coolant recovery tank is at the COLD mark, start your vehicle. If the overheat ...have to turn the pressure cap. -- How to Add Coolant to the Radiator Notice: Your engine has a specific ... this procedure could cause your engine to overheat and be severely damaged. Turn the pressure ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. 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. 5-34
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    3. Remove the 3800 Series I1 V6 engine cover shield to access the bleed valve. 3.1. Clean the area around the engine oil fill tube and cap before removing. Twist the oil fill tube, with cap attached, counterclockwise and remove it. 3.2. If you have the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...or wipe any spilled coolant from the engine and the compartment. 5. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture, up to the base of ... 5-24 for more information about the proper coolant mixture. 8. Replace the 3800 Series II V6 engine cover shield. 8.1. Remove the oil fill tube, with ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... tank to the COLD mark on the coolant recovery tank. 10. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but leave the radiator pressure cap off. 11. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... mark when the engine is hot or at the COLD mark when the engine is cold. The power steering fluid reservoir is located on the passenger's side of the vehicle at the back of the engine compartment, and can be identified by the above graphic on the cap. When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean, then unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap and completely tighten it. Then remove the cap again and look at ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... cause the solution to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system.Also, water doesn't clean as ... This allows for expansion if freezing occurs, which could damage the tank if is completely full. it Don't use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... fluid level goes back up. The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it is...the engine compartment. It is filled with BOT-3 brake fluid. See Engine Comparfment Overview on page 5- 12. If you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on the engine. The fluid will burn if the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... This will help keep dirt from entering the reservoir. system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, suchas engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have to be replaced. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. The sound may ... brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel nuts ... adjust for wear. Notice: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly brake ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...really good braking. Your vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality GM brake parts. When you replace parts of your braking system - for example, when your brake ... in many other ways if someone puts in the wrong replacement brake parts. If your battery has a very low charge...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    .... Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL (N) before setting the parking brake. Batteries can hurtyou. They can .... Unplug unnecessary accessories plugged into the cigarette lighter or in the auxiliary power outlet. Turn off the radio and all lamps that aren't needed...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    An electric fan can start even ...Jen the up engine is not running and can injureyou. Keep hands, clothing and toolsaway from any ... (+) jump starting terminal for that purpose. The terminal is located on the same side of the engine compartment as your battery. See Engine Compartment ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts too. And don't connect the negative... this can cause sparks. I Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep...has one. Negative (-) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (-) terminal if the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, and the chance of sparks getting back ... if the vehicle has one. IO. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 5-48
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... cables don't touch each other or any other metal. The repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (-) Terminal 9. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) and Remote Negative (-) Terminals C. Dead Battery...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... read all the instructions before beginning. Failure to follow these instructions could cause damage to headlamp parts. There should not be any cargo or loading of the vehicle, except it should have a full tank of fuel and one person or 160 Ibs (75 kg) on the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... level bubble is lined up with zero. B. Horizontal Aim Adjustment Screw Open the hood and locate the vertical and horizontal aim indicators. The...aiming screw for the vertical aim indicator (A) is at the center of the headlamp cover and the aiming screw for the horizontal aim indicator ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... in this section, contact your dealer. For the type of bulb, see Replacement Bulbs on page 5-56. Headlamps 1. Open the hood. Halogen ... the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 2. Pull up on the headlamp retainers (A) to release the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps 1. Remove the headlamp assembly. Refer to the removal.... 5. Remove the rubber access cover from behind the bulb you are replacing. 6. Turn the bulb socket... assembly. 7 . Lift the plastic locking tab on the electrical connector and pull the connector from the headlamp...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) 1. Open the trunk. 3. Remove the old bulb by turning it one-quarter turn counterclockwise. 4. Push the new bulb into the bulb socket. 2. Reach through the access opening in the trunk lid. 5. Turn the socket one-quarter turn clockwise to reinstall. 5-54
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stsplamps I 3. Remove the three plastic wing nuts (A). There is one wing nut located on ... Pull the taillamp housing (B) away from the body of the vehicle. A A 5. Squeeze the tab on the socket and turn the socket counterclockwise. 6. Pull out the socket. B 7. Pull ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    .../or push the lamp socket into the trunk lid covering. 8. Reverse Steps 2 and 3 to reinstall the lamp covering. Replacement Bulbs I Exterior Lamps Back-up (Applique) I Number Bulb 1 1156 3155 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) B I Front ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... least twice a year for wear orcracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" under Part B: Owner Checks and Services on page 6-9 for more information. 1. Turn on the wipers to LO. 2. Turn off the ignition while the wipers are at the outer positions of ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...made by 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. Overinflated tires are more likely to be cut, punctured or broken by a sudden impact...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... the valve stems. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture. Too much heat Tire overloading Badwear Badhandling Bad fuel economy Tire Pressure Monitor System If your vehicle... 5-59 If your tires have too much air (overinflation), you can get the following: 0 Unusual...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...) the system. Don't reset the tire inflation monitor system without first correcting the cause of the problem and checking and adjusting the pressure in all four tires... the system: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN. 2. Locate the red RESET button inside of your instrument panel fuse block...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...Time for New Tires on page 5-62 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-65 for more information.... rotation is the most important. See "Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services," in Section 6, for scheduled rotation.... See "Wheel Nut Torque" under Capacities and Specifications on page 5-95. When rotating...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ..., speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If...TPC number will be followed by an "MS" (for mud and snow). If you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec ...the same size, load range, speed rating and construction type (bias, bias-belted or ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width. For example: Treadwear ..., which grades tires by treadwear, traction and temperature performance. (This applies only to vehicles ... limited-production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate... traction performance. Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration,...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...be injured. Always use the correct wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for replacement. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... it's been driven.It could fail suddenly and cause a crash. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new original equipmentwheel. GM... damage to the fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain brakes, suspension or other vehicle parts. The manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the area damaged...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A rear blowout.... It may be very bumpy and noisy, but you can still steer. Gently brake to a stop - well off the road if possible. If a...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. Removing the Spare Tire... need is in the trunk. 1. Turnthecenternuton the compact spare tire cover counterclockwise to remove it. Then lift... remove the cover. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-79 for more information about the compact...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 274
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  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...at this notch. Then pry off the cap. c L The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), extension and protection guide (B) and wheel wrench (C). Removing the Wheel Covers If your vehicle is equipped with wheel covers, be sure to use a wheel wrench to begin the process of ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire Then, using the flat end of the wheel wrench, pry along the edge of the wheel cover until it comes off. Be careful; the edge may be sharp. Don't try to remove the cover with your bare hands. 1. Using the wheel wrench, loosen all the...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    C 8' 3. For jacking at the vehicle's front location, put the jack lift head (C) about 6 inches (15 cm) from the rear edge of the front wheel opening (B) or just behind the two bolts (A) as shown. For jacking at the vehicle's rear location, putthe jack lift head (B) about 5 inches (13 cm) ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...be badly injured or killed.Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by ajack. Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall. To help avoid ... fit under the vehicle. 6. Remove all wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 5-73
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. the places where the wheel attaches ...all the rust or dirtoff. Rust or dirt on thewheel, L. on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel ... a time.The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel,...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    8. Install the compact spare tire. 9. Put the wheel nuts back on withthe rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. 10. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 5-75
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... sequence as shown. Notice: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque specification. See "Capacities and ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    Storing the Flat Tire and Tools Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause ... damage. To store a full-size tire, place the tire valve stem facing down, and then remove the protector/guide and attach the retainer securely. Store the cover as far ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...Spare Tire and Tools When storing a compact spare tire in the trunk, put the Drotector/guide .... The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size ...59. D E A. Retainer B. Cover C. Compact Spare Tire D. Nut E. Jack F. WheelWrench G. Extension Protector/Guide ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... you can finish your trip and have your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. You must calibrate the tire inflation ... 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 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows..., too. Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these... Your dealer has cleaners for the cleaning of fabric and carpet. They will clean normal spots and ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as soon as you can they set. - leaning Problems before Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee...sponge. Don't saturate the material and don't rub it roughly. 3. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...Interior Plastic Components Use only a mild soap and water solution on a soft cloth or sponge. ...household glass cleaner will remove normal tobacco smoke and dust films on interior glass. See GM... and water to clean the top surfaces of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or waxes may cause...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...damp weather more frequent application may be required. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6- 15. Cleaning Exterior ...and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... Then rinse the blade with water. Check the wiper blades and clean them as necessary; replace blades that look worn. Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system... If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the... shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    Chemical Paint Spotting Some weather and atmospheric conditions can create a chemical fallout. Airborne pollutants can fall upon and attack painted surfaces on your vehicle. This damage... take two forms; blotchy, ringlet-shaped discolorations, and small irregular dark spots etched into the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...spray odor eliminator used on fabrics, vinyl, leather and carpet. Wash Wax Concentrate chrome and ... marks, Swirl Remover Polish fine scratches and other light surface I contamination. Removes.light ... parts department for these products. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-15. 5-...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label ~~~ ~~ ~~...vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... attempting to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-58. The windshield ... stop until the motor cools. If ~ the overload~ caused ~ some electrical problem, have e ~ ~ is i ~ by ~ it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the ... fuse. Be sure you replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating. ... TIRE RESET PWR WINDOWS Circuit I Usage I Tire Inflation Monitor ResetButton I I Power Windows
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... PCM, BCM, U/H RELAY RADIO PREM. SOUND POWER MIRRORS Blank PANEL DIMMING Blank IGN 0 , ... Relay Remote Radio Premium Sound Power Mirrors Not Used Panel Dimming Not Used Ignition Signal: Hot in ... Cruise Control Not Used Instrument Panel Cluster Cigarette Lighter, Auxiliary Power CIGAR LTR Connection (...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... LH HEATED Driver's Heated Seat SEAT I Blank I Not Used Ignition Signal: Hot in ACC and Run, BCM ACC Bodv Control Module Blank I ... HIGH BLOWER RH HEATED SEAT STRG WHL CONT Usage Anti-Lock Brakes Turn Signals, Cornering Lamps Radio, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Head, Remote Keyless Entrv. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...Hazard Flasher, Stoplamps, Power Mirror, Door Locks Ignition Switch, BTSI, Stoplamps, Anti-Lock Brake System, Turn Signals, Cluster, Air Bag, Daytime Running Lamps ..., Cluster, Radio, Auxiliary Power (Power Drop), Cigarette Lighter Ignition Switch, Wipers, Radio, Steering Wheel Controls, ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...20 21 22 23 24 25 I Usage Iqnition Main Not Used A/C Clutch Horn Fog Lamps Not Used Fuel Pump Usage Not Used Generator Engine Control Module A/C Compressor Clutch Cooling Fan Electronic lunition Fuses I 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... and Specifications Capacities and Specifications Automatic Transaxle Pan Removal and Replacement 7.0 L 9.5 L All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the ...as recommended in this manual. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-15. Engine Specifications 5-95
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter Engine Oil Filter Spark Plugs 3800 V6 Engine 3800 Supercharged V6 Engine Number A I 61 4C* 10406026 Type PF47" 01 Type 41 -1 * Gap: 0.060 inches (15 2 mm) *...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...Fuel System Inspection ...6-13 Engine Cooling System Inspection ...6-13 Throttle System Inspection ...6-14 Brake System Inspection... Maintenance Schedule ...6.4 Scheduled Maintenance ...6.4 6. Part B: Owner Checks and Services ...9 At Each Fuel Fill ...6.9 At Least Once a Month ...6.9 At Least Twice a...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    Maintenance Schedule Introduction IMPORTANT: KEEP ENGINE OIL AT THE PROPER LEVEL AND CHANGE AS RECOMMENDED i Your Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance ... by failure to follow recommended maintenance may not be covered by warranty. Have you purchased the GM Protection ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... Services"explains what to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so ..., see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-9. "Part B: Owner Checks and Services" ... or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services This part contains engine oil scheduled maintenance which explains the engine oil life system and how it indicates when to change the engine oil and filter. Also, listed are scheduled maintenance services which are to beperformed at the ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... an oil change is necessary for over a year. However, your engine oil and filter must be ...is during tire rotation. See Brake System Inspection onpage 6- 14. Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance Change .... Your vehicle has a computer system that lets you know when to change the engine oil and filter. This ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... Tire Inspection and Rotation on 0 Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. ... necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote f.) 0 Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you...See footnote @.) (See footnote +.) Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote f.) 0 Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you 60,000 Miles (1 00 000 km) U Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... Miles (150 000 km) 0 Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly... replacement more often. 0 Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 0 For supercharged engines...tires. See Tire Inspection and Rotation on Service. 0 Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... service station attendant to petform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary. See Engine Oil on page 5-15 for further details. Cassette Tape Player Service Clean cassette tape player. ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...replaced. Also look for any opened or broken air bag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular ...; add if needed. See Automatic Transaxle Fluid on page 5-22. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. At Least Once a Year...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...room around the vehicle. 2. Firmly apply both the parking brake and the regular brake. See Parking Brake... any other position, your vehicle needs service. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to LOCK in each shift lever position. The key should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P). The key should come out only in LOCK. Park on a fairly steep hill, ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Clean and then ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. Inspect other brake parts, including calipers, .... Check parking brake adjustment. You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your driving habits or ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release Pawl Usace I Engine Oil I Fluid/Lubricant Engine oil with the ...-3 brake fluid. Svstem Windshield GM Optikleen Washer Solvent or WasherSolventequivalent. GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part Power No. U.S. 1052884, in Canada System ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service and any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services'' or "Periodic ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) 6-17
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    Maintenance Record (cont'd) 6-18
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... the United States Government ...-7-8 Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...7.9 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7.9 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7.9 Customer Assistance Information ...72 . Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7.2 Customer Assistance for ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Buick. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ... Vehicle delivery date and present mileage When contacting Buick, please remember that your ... by the dealership without further help, contact the Buick Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...hard of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Buick has TTY ...800-263-3830.) Customer AssistanceOff ices Buick encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. If a U S . customer wishes to write to Buick, the letter should be addressed to Buick's Customer...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    United States Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit, MI 48232-5136 ... General Motors Business Unit. Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U S . Virgin Islands) General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo de ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... Division is proud to offer Buick Premium Roadside Assistance to customers for vehicles covered under the 3 year/36... (whichever occurs first). Our commitment to Buick owners has always included superior ... dealers. Buick Premium Roadside Assistance provides an extra measure of convenience and security....
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...while traveling for you and your family. Remember, we're only a phone call away. Buick Roadside Assistance: 1-...United States. Please refer to the Warranty and Owner Assistance Information book. Courtesy Transportation Buick has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor vehicles...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... immediately, keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please call your dealership, let them know ... you wait. However, if you are unable to wait Buick helps minimize your inconvenience by providing several ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... coverage period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet entitled Warranty and Owner Assistance Information ..., it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, ... call us at 1-800-521 -7300, or write: Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 .... Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of your vehicle. In Canada, ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...Information Owner publications are written specifically for owners and intended to provide basic operational information ...48207 Prices are subject to change without notice and without incurring obligation. Allow ample ... Model Order Forms Service Publications are available for current and past model GM...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...? ...1-55 Radio with Cassette ...Where Are the Air Bags? ...1-53 Radio with Cassette and CD ...AirCleaner/FiIter,Engine ...5-20 Setting the Time ...All Overseas ... ...Anti-lockBrakeSystem(ABS) ...4-7 Automatic Transaxle Fluid ...Anti-Lock Brake, System Warning Light ...3-33 Operation ......
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...43 Brakes ...5-41 Braking ...4-6 4-8 Braking in Emergencies ...Break-In, NewVehicle ...2-18 Bulb Replacement ...5-52 Back-up Lamps ...5-56 ... ...3-32 Check Engine Light ...3-36 Checking Coolant ...5-25 5-15 Checking Engine Oil ...Checking Things Under the Hood ...5-10 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... ...3-21 Automatic Dual Climate Control System Air Filter, Passenger Compartment ...3-26 Dual ...3-19... ...3-44 Control of a Vehicle ...4-5 ConvenienceNet ...2-36 Coolant EngineTemperatureGage ...3-35 Engine Temperature Warning Light ...3-35 Heater.Engine ...2-20 Cooling System ...5-30 Cornering Lamps...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs ...3-38 Engine Air CleanedFilter ...5-20 Battery ...5-44 Change Engine Oil Light ...3-40 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...3-36 Coolant ...5-24 Coolant Heater ...2-20 3-35 Coolant Temperature ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... ...5-20 Engine Coolant Level Check ...6-9 Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing ...4-40 Engine Oil ... Exterior Lamps ...3-12 F FabricKarpet ...5-80 Filter Engine Cleaner Air ...5-20 Finding a Station ... Changing ...5-67 Fluid Automatic Transaxle ...5-22 Power Steering ...5-38 Windshield Washer ...5-39 FM...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...10 Release ...5-11 Horn ...3-6 How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank ...5-32 How to Add Coolant to the Radiator ...5-33 How to Add ... Check ...5-22, 5-59 How to Check and Add Oil ...5-20 How to Check Power Steering Fluid ...5-39 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Inspection BrakeSystem ...Engine Cooling System ...ExhaustSystem ...FuelSystem ...Part C - Periodic Maintenance ...Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle ...11 Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running ...2-26 Light Air Bag Readiness ...3-31 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning ...3-33 Brake System ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... ...6-2 Part A - Scheduled Maintenance Services ...6-4 Part B - Owner Checks and Services ...6-9 Part C - PeriodicMaintenanceInspections ...6-13 Part D - Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-15 Part E - Maintenance Record ...6-16 ScheduledMaintenance ...6-4 Steering, Suspension and Front Drive ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...Part A - Scheduled Maintenance Services ...6-4 Part B - Owner Checks and Services ...6-9 Part C - Periodic Maintenance ...Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-15 Part E - MaintenanceRecord ...6-16 Passenger Compartment Air Filter ... ...3-30 Off-Road Recovery ...4-14 Oil Change Engine Oil Light ...3-40 ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... ...5-89 Six-Way Seats ...1-2 Steering Fluid ...5-38 Windows ...2-15 Power Steering ...4-12 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...2-10 Programmable Modes ...2-10... ...5-70 Removing the Wheel Covers ...5-70 Replacement Bulbs ...5-56 5-44 Replacing Brake System Parts ...Replacing Restraint ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...10 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-59 Replacing Restraint System Parts AfteraCrash ...1-59 Restraint Systems......Sensors ...Service ...Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle ...Doing Your Own Work ...Engine Soon Light ...Publications Ordering Information ...Vehicle Soon Light ...Service ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ......4-1 6 Some Other Rainy Weather Tips ...4-20 Special Fabric Cleaning Problems ...5-81 Specifications, Capacities ...5-95 Speedometer ...3-30 Split Folding ... ...6-11 Starting Your Engine ...2-19 Steering ...4-1 2 Steering in Emergencies ...4-13 Steering. Suspension and Front Drive Axle ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    Tires (cont.) When It Is Time for New Tires ...5-62 To Use the Engine Coolant Heater ...2-21 Topof the Instrument Panel ...5-82 Top Strap ...1-39 Top...United States ...Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss ...Used Replacement Wheels ...Using Cleaner on Fabric ... ...
  • 2003 Buick Regal | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... Use ...5-25, 5-39 Wheels Alignment andTireBalance ...5-64 Replacement ...5-65 When to Add Engine Oil ...5-16 When to Change Engine Oil (GM ... ...5-18 When to Check ...5-20, 5-59 When to Check and Change ...5-22 When to Check Power Steering Fluid ...5-38 When YouAre Ready to Leave After Parking on a ...
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