2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner's Manual

2003 Buick Rendezvous Manual

2003 Buick Rendezvous manual table of contents:

  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 1
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    The 2003 BuickRendezvousOwnerManual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-3 Rear Seats ...1-9 ...1-22 Safety Belts Child Restraints......5-3 5-5 Fuel ...Checking Things Under the Hood ...5-10 5-46 All-Wheel Drive ...Bulb Replacement ...5-48 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...5-53 Tires...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...or from: Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, BUCK, the BUCK Emblem are registered trademarks and the name RENDEZVOUS is a trademark of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Index A good place to look for what you need is the Index in back of the manual. It's an alphabetical list of what's in the manual, and the page number where you'll find it. In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then we tell ...
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    ... describing the operation or information relating to a specific component, control, message, gage or indicator If you need... your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be... help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE...
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    ...BELTS TO PROTECT OCCUPANT DO NOT TWIST SAFETY BELT WHEN ATTACHING *& @? e PROTECT SHIELDING AIR BAG @ a Et \ LIGHTING MASTER / SWITCH - ...!% \ / z DO NOT INSTALL A REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT IN THIS SEATING POSITION PARKING LAMPS BRAKE () a G3 FUEL COOLANT DO NOTINSTALL A -ORWARD-FACING ...
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    ... Four-Way Manual Driver Seat ...1-3 Six-Way Power Seats ...l -5 Manual Lumbar ...1-5 Heated Seats ...1.6 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-6 Head Restraints ...-1-8 Rear Seats ... Restraint ...1-58 Top Strap ...1-59 Top Strap Anchor Location ...1-60 Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... and Restraint Systems Restraint System Check ...1-84 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-84 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-84 Air Bag Systems ...1.74 ... Restrain? ...1-81 What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates? ...1-82 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-83 1-2
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    Front Seats Manual Passenger Seat Pull up on the lever, located on the front of the seat, to unlock and move the seat. Four-Way Manual Driver Seat Use the lever located on the front left side of the seat to adjust theseat forward or rearward. Pull up the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ..., pull up on the lever located on the front right side of the seat. You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the ... don't want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. To lower the seat, push the lever down. Adjust ...
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    ...-Way Power Seats Your vehicle may have this feature. If it does, the six-way power seat control is located on the outboard sides of the driver's and front passenger's seats. Manual Lumbar The knob that controls this feature is located on the outboard sides of the driver's...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... may have heated seats. If it does, the heated seat switches are located in the instrument panel switchbank. Reclining Seatbacks This feature will ... switch is turned off To adjust the seatback, pull up on the lever located on the outboard sides of both the driver's and the front passenger's ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... this. The shoulder belt can't do its jobbecause it won't be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you could go into it, ... belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. But ...
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    ... head restraints tilt forward and rearward also. The rear seat head restraints in your vehicle may be adjustable. They work the same as the front seat head restraints, except they do not tilt forwardor rearward. 1-8
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    ... back in the vehicle, be sure to follow the label on the back of the seat for proper location. Folding o Reclining the Seatbacks r If the seatback isn't locked, it could ... on base-level split bench seats, lift up on the recliner lever located on the outboard side of the seatback. Base-Level 1-9
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    To recline the seatback on up-level split bench seats, push forward on the recliner lever located on the outboard side of the seatback. Removing the Split Bench Seat Each section of the split bench seat can be flipped forward or removed individually. Up-Level Move the seatback to the desired ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    Base-Level 4. For base-level split bench seats, pull the lever at the base of the seat on the outboard side to release the rear latches from the floor pins and flip the seat forward. 7 5. To release the front latches, squeeze the angled latch release bar toward the straight crossbar. 6. Remove ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    Replacing the Split Bench Seat A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted won't provide the protection needed ... the safety belts are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted. Make sure that the seatback is in the folded forward position and ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... seat is angled so that the front hooks clear the floor pins. If the front legs are not attached correctly, the rear legs will not attach to the rear set of floor pins. 1. Squeeze the angled latch release bar toward the straight crossbar while placing the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    Captain Chairs Folding or Reclirhg the Seatbacks I If the seatback isn't locked, it couldmove r forward in a sudden stop o crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. 3. Firmly push the rear hooks onto the rear ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... forward. To recline the seatback, lift up on the recliner lever located on the outboard side of the seatback. Use the recliner lever to move ... the seatback to check that it is locked upright. 3. Pull up on the lever, located at the base on the outboard side of the seat, to release the rear latches ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    Replacing the Captain's Chairs I 4. The seat can then be lifted off the front floor pins. If the seatback isn't locked,it C O L , ~move ~ forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. 5. ...
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    A safety belt that IS improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted won'tprovide the protection needed in a crash. The ... to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted. Make sure that the seatback is in the folded forward position and that the safety ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... seat and comes with the rear convenience center. See Rear Convenience Center on page 2-46 for more information. The stowable seat can be removed and replaced or, with the seatback folded, it can lie flat with the convenience center. Foldi-2 the SeatV-ck 2. Push the rear of the seat down to lock ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    .... 8. Put the nuts back onto the screws so the nuts do not get misplaced. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure... seatback up. I r le s e a i b ~ k i?&s2 p ~ ~ k:e SO;;{t k s:;~li;X G t the side of the seatback when not in use, or TI. ~ 0 from the passenger's side door, pull up on the lever ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Rep'-cir -I the Sto---ableS-7t A safety belt that is improper11 luted, not properly attached, or twisted won't provide the protection needed in a crash. ...be sure that the safety belts properly routed are and attached, and are not twisted. Do not put the stowable seat in so that it faces rearward....
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    The stowable seathas seat position labels, located on the backof the seat, showingwhere the seat must go. The seat must be placed in the proper location for the legs to attach correctly. Make sure that the seatback is folded forward before beginning ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. n It is extremely dangerous to ride... are more Do likely to be seriously injured or killed. not f allow people to ride in any area o ...seriously injured or killed. In the same crash, you might not be, if you are buckled up. Always fasten ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... to buckle UP. See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-38. Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, YOU go as fast as it goes. ... In most crashes buckling up does matter...a lot! Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-23
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    ...be - whether you're wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even... are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every air bag ... buckle up to get the most protection. That's true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... restraint systems your vehicle has. We'll start with the driver position. A: You may be an excellent driver, ... driver doesn't protect you from things beyond your control, such as bad drivers. Most accidents occur ... number of serious injuries and deaths occur at speeds of less than 40 mph (65 km...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Driver Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, see "Seats" in the Index. 3. Pick up the latch ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...--. -the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder, across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. +m J I I U b I U I tnrlnr UI 1UUI ' I I V Y V ... The safety belt ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it down without pushing...centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. 1-30
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    Q: What's wrong with this? c ulder belt You can be seriously hut f y is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. 1-31
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... 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 belt into the buckle nearest you. I A: The belt is buckled in the wrong ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries. Be sure the belt goes under the armrests. A: The belt is over an armrest. 1-33
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too forward, which would far increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which arenମ.
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ..., you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. ~~~ A : The belt is twisted across the body. 1-35
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... To learn how to wear the right front passenger's safety belt properly, see Driver Position on page 7-28. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way as the driver's safetybelt - except for onething. If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Rear Seat Passengers It's very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. 2. Push the latch ...let it get twisted. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-48. The shoulder belt may ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious 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. 1-40
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...height adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it,... be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. To unlatch the belt,... much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. E .. 1-41
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... belt, which has no retractor. You also have a shoulder belt, which has a retractor. In order to have the protection of the shoulder belt, you must first connect it to the lap belt. 1. Remove the shoulder belt from its stowage location in the roof and pull it all the way down to the lap belt. 1-42
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    2. Insert the metal knob on the shoulder belt into the keyhole on the lap belt buckle as shown. Be sure to slide the shoulder belt part into the keyhole until it locks into place. 3. To make the lap belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. 1-43
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...for small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck and head. There is one guide available for each passenger position ... booster seats and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... Second Row Outside Positions For second row outside positions do the following: 1. Remove the guide from its storage clip located on the sidewall next to the outer side of each outslcle passenger position. 2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt ... the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 54
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  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    .... To wear it, just attach it to the regular safety belt. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. 4.... store the elastic cord, remove it from the comfort guide. The elastic cord will go back under the head restraint. 1-48
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the ...that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up,...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... shoulder belt still is on the child's shoulder, so that in a crash the child's upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear seat, see "Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides" in the Index. A: If the child is sitting in a seat next to a window, 1-50
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That could ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints....provided by appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle's adult safety belts ... a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold -- CAUTION: (Continued) 1-52
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer outstanding protection for adults and older children, but 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 ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...a particular restraint should take into consideration not only the child's weight, height and age but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. ... infants need con ete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...so small that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. ...'s abdomen. In a crash, the belt would apply force on a body area that's unprotected by any bony structure. ... flat surface. Make sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. 1-55
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with the harnessand also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. 1-56
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    Q: How do child restraints work? A: A child restraint system is any device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position children. A built-in...-bsck ,hcc+er rezts hal~e $!\JS-;C~$ ks:r,~ss. 2 A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window. -v. I .V 1-57
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy from the manufacturer. A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires...anchored properly. If the child restraint does not have a top strap, one can ...restraints. Ask the child restraint manufacturer whether or not a kit is available. In Canada, the law requires ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... anchor points. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where... safety information. Top Strap Anchor Location Once you have the top strap ... the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Captain's Chairs 1-60
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    Second Row Outside Positions Bench Seat Second Row Center Position Bench Seat without Third Row Seat 1-61
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    ...seating positions. An anchor bar for a top strap is located at the rear of the seat cushion for each second... bar for the center position for the bench seat i located s on the floor behind the second row seats... the seatback is upright, there is an anchor strap located between the third row seatback and...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... for the second row center position bench seat. Third Row Passenger's Side Outside Position There is also a top strap anchor for third row passenger's side outside position. Locate the anchor symboi on 'rhe iiap oi carpei ueilina ihe seai. i i i i up ii~e carpet to access the anchor. 1-63
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...(LATCH System) Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You'll find anchors (A) in the second row outside passenger positions. To assist you in locating the lower anchors for this child restraint system, each seating position with the LATCH system will have latches between the seatback and cushion. In ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    t If a LATCH-type child restraint isn't attached to its anchorage points, the restraint won't be able to protect a child sitting there. In a crash, the child could be seriously injured or killed. Make sure that a LATCH-type child restraint is properly installed using the anchorage points, or ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...in a Rear Outside Seat Position anchors in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. If the child restraint is forward-facing, ...on page 1-59. Tighten the top strap according to the child restraint instructions. 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the ...'s safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. : + - uk ., \ ' 0: : b ? ' 3t &" &2 :, :J ? W m -; L .,c,./xI < , 7...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    .... 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 1-68
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...IIG u I this, including important safety information. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure thechild in thechild restraint when and .... 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 1-69
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. When you remove the child restraint, be sure to reconnect the lap and shoulder parts of the belt so they will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 1-70
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... 1-59 if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint...the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-72
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    .... 6. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 1-73
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Air Bag Systems This part explains the frontal and side impact air bag systems. Your vehicle has air bags - a frontal air bag for the driver and another frontal air bag for the right front passenger. Your vehicle may also have a side impact air bag. Side impact air bags are available for the driver...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... vehicle or being ejected from it. Air bags are designed to work with safety belts but don't replace them. Frontal air bags for the driver and right front passenger ... in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly - whether or not there's an air bag for that person. 1-75
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Front occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. Anyone who is up against, or...lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicleମ.
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    There is a air bag readiness light on the instrument panel cluster, which shows the air bag symbol. Where Are the Air Bags? The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light onpage 3-39 for ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. If your vehicle has one, the driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. 1-78
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... bag must be kept clear. 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 or near any other air bag covering. Don't let seat covers block the inflation path of a side impact ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...and right front passenger's frontal air bags are not designed to inflate in rollovers, rear impacts, ... vehicle design. Side impact air bags are not designed to inflate in frontal or near-frontal impacts, rollovers or rear impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant. A side impact air bag...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...air bag modules. Frontal air bag modules are located inside the steering wheel and instrument panel. For vehicles with side impact air bags, the ... frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...realize the air bag inflated. Some components of the air bag module will be hot for a short time. These components include the steering wheel hub for the driver's frontal air bag and the instrument panel for the right front passenger's frontal air bag. For vehicles...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    .... belt The module also records speed, engine RPM, brake and throttle data.... front passenger’s seatback, the bag may not work preper?;c VnL! !??E;’ h2VP !e rPp!EPP !he sir hsn a module in the steering wheel, both the air bag module...€™s side impact air bag. Do not open or break the air bag coverings...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) Replacing Restraint System Parts r'ter a Crash A crash... help make sure your restraint systems are working properlyafter a crash, have them inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon as possible. If you've had a crash, ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...€™s or right front passenger’s safety belt that says to replace the belt, be sure to do so. Then the new ...near the door opening. If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision damage also may mean you... LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be ...
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    ... ...2-22 Automatic Transaxle Operation ...2-23 Parking Brake ...2-26 ...2-27 Shifting Into Park (P) ... ...2.33 Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-33 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror ...2-33 Outside Power Mirror ... Leaving Your Vehicle ...2-1 1 Liftgate ...2.11 Windows ...2.13 Power Windows ...2.14 Sun Visors ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    Section 2 Features and Controls ConvenienceNet ...Cargo Cover ...Rear Convenience Center ..., Sunroof ...Vehicle Personalization ...Entering ...Exit Delay ...Automatic Door LocWUnlock ...Delayed Locking ...Remote Driver Unlock Control ...Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation .. Exiting Programming Mode ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    Keys Leaving children in a vehicle with the i,..ition 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. 2-3
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... If you ever do get locked out of your vehicle, call Buick Roadside Assistance. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-5 for... system. The key has a transponder in the key head that matches a decoder in the vehicle's steering column. If a replacement key or any additional key is needed, you must ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer ...try again. Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary. See "Battery Replacement" under Remote Keyless ...2-50. If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... your vehicle. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased through your dealer....you go to your dealer. When the dealer matches the replacement transmitter to your vehicle, any remaining ... coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. Each vehicle ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about three years. Nofice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... and turn it toward the rear o the vehicle. f From the inside, use the manual or power door ocks. Unlocked doors can be dangerous. Passengers - especially children - can easily open ... unlock either front door from the inside, pull back on the manual lever. To lock either front door from ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Power Door Locks The power door lock switch is located on the driver's and front passenger's doors ... unlock all doors. The rear doors do not have power door lock switches. Instead, each ...still lock or unlock the doors at any time, either manually, with the power door lock switches or by pressing LOCK ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...the door from the outside. Canceling the Rear Door Security Locks 1. Unlock and open the rear door from the outside. 2. Push the lever down to disengage the safety lock. 3. Close the door. 4. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 for the other rear door lock. The rear door locks will now work normally. 2-10
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... you leave the key in your vehicle but not in the ignition or if you use the manual door lock, you could still ... must pass through the seal between the body and the liftgate: 0 Make sure aii other windows are shut. * Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed and select the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... may have either a liftgate release button, located in the instrument panel switchbank, or a release button located on the inner side of the liftgate handle. Instrument Panel Switchbank Liftgate Handle To open ... the doors, use the remote keyless entry or the power door locks. If your vehicle ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    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. 2-13
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... the front of the switch. Switches on the driver's door armrest control each of the windows when the ignition is in ON, ACCESSORY, or when retained accessory power is active. See "Retained Accessory Power (RAP)" under Ignition Positions on page ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    Window Lock Out The driver's window controls also include a lock-out switch. Press the right side... lowering their window. The driver can still control all of the windows with the lock on. Press the other side of the WDO LOCK switch for normal window operation. Visor Vanity Mirror Pull down the sun...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... the system has been armed. Press the liftgate release button, which is located on the instrument panel switchbank, or While armed, the doors will not unlock with the power door lock switch. press REAR on the remote keyless entry transmitter. 2-16
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... alarm system will arm when you use either power door lock switch to lock the doors ...subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device ... to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... the vehicle's starter and fuel systems. The starter will not work and fuel will stop being delivered to the... to start the vehicle if the engine does not start and the SECURITY message comes on, the key may have...the engine still does not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If your ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... key in the ignition and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service. 5. The SECURITY message will turn off once the key ... engine if you turn it off. Your PASS-Key@Ill system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... 200 (322km) orso. During this time your new brake linings aren't yet broken Hard stops with ... and earlier replacement. Followthis breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. Don't ... which you can remove the key. This position locks the steering wheel, ignition and transaxle. 2-20
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... if so, is it all the way in?If it is, then turn the steering wheel left and right while youturn the... (RAP) With RAP, the power windows, the audio system, the sunroof and the Automatic Level Control will continue to ...to turn off the engine, but still turn the steering wheel. Use ACCESSORY if you must ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...your engine might not perform properly. 2. If the engine doesn't start in 10 seconds,...prior to starting your vehicle. At temperatures above 32°F (OOC), use of the coolant heater is not... cord. The electrical cord is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment. 3. Plug it into a normal...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in RUN. As you step on the brake pedal, while in PARK (P), you may hear a click from the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ..., get out of your veh,,.e t if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P)with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don't ... your engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You could ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... the next gear and have more power. Notice: If your vehicle seems to start up rather "" c!n?nrl\r or If It seems not to shift 3ears as you nn ... designed to provide heat to the passenger compartment and defrost the windows more quickly. THIRD ( ) This position is also used for normal ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... would also want to use your brakes off and on. Nofice: Don't drive ... than 25 miles (40 km), or at speeds over55 mph (90 km/h), or you .../h) and THIRD (3) for higher speeds. Nofice: If your front wheels won't turn... and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes to hold your vehicle in position on a hill...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See Brake System Warning Light on ... on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could ...of your vehicle if the shift leveris not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmlyset. Your vehicle can ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) like this: I I Move the lever up as far as it will go. Pull the lever toward you. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P). 2-28
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... out of PARK (P) before you release the parking brake. It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with... suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And,...IGVGI IIILU D A D L ( /D\ I n l II\ \I 1, hc\l,-4 I IVIU the regular brake pedal down. Then, see if ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you ...lever all the way into PARK (P) as you maintain brake application. Then move the shift lever into ... hold the brake until the end of Step 4. Parking Over Things That Burn 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    .... Repairs weren't done correctly. Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. ." -A+ ~ If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle: 0 Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and 0 Have your vehiclefixedimmediately. CAUTION: (Continued) 2-3 1
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... get out of ur vehicle if the shift lever is not fully inPARK (P) with the parking brake firmlyset. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when the ... you're on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). I . Idling the...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...occasionally clean them with a cotton swab and glass cleaner. Outside Power Mirror The power mirror controls are located on the driver's door armrest. ... the selector switch. Press any of the four arrows located on the control pad to move the mirrors in the desired direction Adjust ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... Mirrors If your vehicle has this feature, the outside rearview mirrors are heated when you activate the rear window defogger. See "Rear Window Defogger" under Climate Control System on page 3-26. Outside Convex Mirror Your passenger's side mirror is convex. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... some plans) Online and Personal Concierge Services Route Support RideAssist Information and Convenience Services Onstar@... extend your Onstar@ services to meet your personal needs. A complete Onstar@user's guide and the terms and conditions of the Onstar@Subscription Service Agreement are included...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... and sports scores. You listen to your e-mail through your vehicle's speakers, and reply with your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. A completed Subscription Service Agreement is required prior to delivery of Onstat-@ services ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device... to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must... and receiver, provides a convenient way to replace up to three hand-held transmitters...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... HomeLink@Transmitter with any garage door opener that does not have the "stop and reverse" feature. This ...buttons, releasing only when the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. Do not hold down ...@ and hand-held transmitter the button. Do not release the buttons until Step 4 has been ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...6. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit) in the garage, locate the "Learn" or "Smart" button. This can usually... using the "Programming HomeLink@'procedures (regardless of where you live), replace Step 3 under "Programming HomeLinkm' with the following: Continue to press...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...until the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. 2. Release both buttons. Do not hold for longer than 30 seconds. 2. The indicator light will begin to flash ...Step 2 under "Programming HomeLink@." Individual buttons can not be erased, but they can be reprogrammed. See ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    .... Lift the lid to use the storage compartment. The compartment has an accessory power outlet for charging the cell phone. Overhead Console To close the glove .... If your vehicle has the Onstar@System, the Onstar@ buttons vi!! replace the storage compartment. See OnStap System on page 2-35 for more...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... phone storage compartment with a cigarette lighter/accessory power outlet. Below the floor console storage is ... tray and two storage compartments, one located under the coinholder tray, that will hold six ... drive along. This can cause you to lose control. What you are carrying couldbe violently torn ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    If you have the luggage carrier, you can load things on top of your vehicle. If you do load things on the top of your vehicle, you must load them on the luggage carrier crossrails. Notice: Loading cargo that weighs more than 220 Ibs. (100 kg) on the luggage carrier may damage your vehicle. When ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... kit-acsry". Your luggage carrier has release levers within the end of each crossrail support. 2. Use the tool to remove the screw located in the side rail assembly in front of the front crossrail. 3. Repeat for the other side. 4. Put ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...done using the crossrails you must replace the sunroof stop. To replace the sunroof stop: 1. Put ...your vehicle, as far forward as you can. When not in use, it is recommended that you take down ...vehicle and slide the ends in the slots to secure it. When it is not in use, take the ends out of the slots ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    .... 4. Remove the two nuts from inside the rear storage bin. The nuts are located in the bottom of the bin. 5. Lift the rear storage bin and remove it from ... 6. Remove the two nuts inside the forward storage bin. These nuts are located along the bottom of the center divider wall. 7. Lift the forward ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    Replacing the Extended Rear Convenience Center 1. Make sure that all items have been removed from the rear of the vehicle. 2. Remove the carpeted mat from the vehicle. 5. Lift the rear bin into the back of the vehicle. Place the rear bin over the center T-shaped wall on the forward bin. Push down ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... the handle(s) on the top of the lid to open the storage bin. Replacing the Rear Convenience Center on Vehicles with the ThirdRow Stowable Seat... The nuts are located in the bottom of the bin. If you are only removing the convenience center and not the stowable seat, you must replace these nuts once ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... your vehicle has a sunroof, the switch is located between the sun visors. Notice: Do not open the sunroof if the luggage carrier crossrails are .... The sunroof switch will only work when the ignition is on or when the ignition is off and retained accessory power is active. See "...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... Personalization Some of your vehicle's features can be reset or customized according to your preference. The features you can program...Vehicle Personalization on page 3-59 to customize your features. If you do not have the DIG, the following features can be customized according to the options that ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...Delay This feature allows you to customize the headlamps and parking lamps. 1 . Follow the instructions for Entering Programming Mode on page 2-50 2. Turn the exterior lamp control from the ... current programmed mode. If you do not wish to change the current mode, you can either exit...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... been programmed may have been changed since it left the factory. To determine the mode... to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for Mode on page 2-50. Programmable Modes... will unlock automatically. 2-52 Entering Programming 2. Press the front of the power door lock switch...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...the following: 1. Follow the instructions for Entering Programming Mode on page 2-50. 2. Press the back of the power door lock switch. 4. Press the front of the power door lock switch to change the current mode. 5. Press the ... programmed mode. If you do not wish to change the current mode, you can ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    Remote Driver Unlock Control This feature allows you to customize the UNLOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter. 1. Follow the instructions for Entering Programming Mode ...€™s current programmed mode. If you do not wish to change the current mode, you can either exit ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation This feature allows you to customize the feedback received when locking or unlocking your vehicle with the remote ...or to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for Entering Programming Mode on page 2-50. 2. Press the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... vehicle's current programmed mode. If you do not wish to change the current mode, you can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in thissection... for two seconds, or turn the ignition key out of ON, or do not program any commands for one minute while in ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    Memory Seat If your vehicle has this feature, the controls are located on the driver's door Dane1 and are used to program and ... movement of the seat at any time, press one of the three memory buttons or one of the power seat controls located on the outboard side of the driver's seat. Adjust the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    fi NOTES 2-58
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... Light ...3.38 Air Bag Readiness Light ...3-39 Brake System Warning Light ...3-40 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light ...3.41 Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light ... (URPA) ...3.22 Accessory Power Outlets ...3.24 Ashtrays Cigarette and Lighter ...3.25 Climate Controls ...3.26 ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...System ...3-101 Rear Audio Seat (RSA) ...3-110 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3-112 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-113 DVD Distortion ...3-113 Understanding Radio Reception... Low Fuel Warning Message ...-3-53 Low Brake Fluid Warning Message ...3-53 Service Vehicle Soon Message ...3.54 ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 154
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  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    Instrument Panel Overview
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...Lever C. Hazard Warning Flasher Switch D. instrument Panel Cluster E. ShiftLever F. Instrument Panel Outlets G. AudioSystem H. Audio Steering Wheel Controls I. Head-Up Display Switch and Driver Information Center (DIC) Controls J. Hood Release K. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    Hazard Warning Flashers The hazard warning flasher button is located on top of the steering column. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your...I00 m) behind your vehicle. Horn You can sound the horn by pressing the center of your steering wheel. 3-6
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... you exit and enter the vehicle. The lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering ... Flash-to-Pass fp \t{inbc--$s!d \/y;se-s Then move the steering wheel to a comfortable position and release the lever to lock the wheel in place. Windshield Washer r;3 ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... turn or lane change. If you have a trailer towing option with added wiring for the trailer lamps... Changer To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. ... display, will also be on. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If the arrows ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...been on. In that case, the wipers will resume the wiper speed you had selected earlier. Windshield Wipers You control the windshield wipers by ... freezing weather, don't use your washer until the Windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid can form ice on the windshield, ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... The rear window washedwiper switch is located in the instrument panel switchbank. Cruise Control Push ... and wipe the rear window, push in the washer symbol on the bottom of the switch. Washer fluid will spray ... wipers. See Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-36. To wash the rear window when the rear ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... Set Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don't ....J -+nr \ The accelerate feature will work whether or not you have set an initial cruise control speed. 3-1 1
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... 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 this ... Cruise Control There are two ways to turn off the cruise control: Step lightly on the brake pedal, or move the cruise switch to OFF. Passing...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Exterior Lamps The control on the left side of the steering column operates the exterior lamps. $io ... sold in Canada. A light sensor on top of the instrument panel makes the DRL work, so ..., The ignition is on, 0 the exterior lamps control is in AUTO, and the shift lever is not in PARK (P). 0 3-13...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... is dark enough outside. The lamps will come on automatically if: It is dark enough outside, the ignition is in ON, the parking brake is released, and the exterior lamps control is in the AUTO position. Push the FOG PUSH button to turn the fog ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... feature controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. The knob for this feature is located on the interior lamps control. Press the knob and it will .... Turn the knob clockwise to brighten the lights or counterclockwise to dim them. Press the knob in when not in use. After 30 seconds, the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...LOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter, or the front of the power door lock switch is pressed. After 25 seconds,... the remote keyless entry transmitter, or press the front of the power door lock switch, or turn the ignition to ON. When any door is opened, entry lighting is cancelled....
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...to ON, LOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter, or the front of the power door lock switch is pressed. If your vehicle is ...-tkii To turn either reading lamp on or off, press the button located next to each lamp. The ignition is turned to OFF, 0 the exterior lamp control is in the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... on by turning the interior lamp control to OFF and then back to ON. The battery saver will not turn the interior lamps off automatically after ... Panel Switchbank There is an instrument panel switchbank located below the comfort controls. It contains switches or blanks that will ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... low in your field of view. * Low Oil Pressure Message Charging System Indicator Message * Low Brake Fluid Warning Message If your vehicle has the ... or French. See DIC Controls and Displayson page 3-58 to change the displav from Enqlish to metric. The Head-Up Display also ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... the distance and damage your vehicle. The HUD controls are located to the left of the steering wheel on the instrument panel. To adjust the HUD so ... controls is pressed, either on the radio or on the audio steering wheel controls (if equipped). 1. Start your engine and turn the dimmer knob to the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...the HUD image harder to see. When you first start the vehicle the display will show BUICK and the h i c k logo for a few seconds. If it is cold outside, this display may...page 5-96. If you ever have to have your windshield replaced, be sure to get one that is designed for the HUD ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... into REVERSE (R)and the vehicle speed is less than 3 mph (5 km/h). Four ultrasonic sensors located at the rear bumper are used to detect the distance to ... object. The URPA display is located inside the vehicle, near the rear window.It has threecolor-coded lights used to providedistance...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...If your vehicle is moving in REVERSE (R) at a speed greater than 3 mph (5 km/h), the red light will flash to remind you that the system does not work at speed greater than 3 mph (5 km/h). When the System Does Not Seem to Work Properly The light may...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... drain your battery. Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible with the accessory power outlet and ... included with the equipment. Notice: Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not hang ... bracket from the plug. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter The ashtray is located on the floor console closest to the instrument panel. Lift the lid to expose the ashtray. The ashtray removes by lifting it up. The cigarette lighter is located on the floor console in the cell phone storage compartment closest to the driver's...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    Climate Controls Climate Control System With this system you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation for your vehicle. (Bi-Level): This mode...Fan): Turn the left knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the fan speed. Turn the knob to 0 to turn off the fan. The fan must be ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... maintaining the selected temperature. On hot days, open the windows to let hot inside air escape; ... clear fog or frost from your windshield. Use the defog mode to clear the windows of fog or moisture ... mode off. , lluv. *+ tho ...- air to the windshield and the side window outlets, with some air ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. REAR: Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light in the button will come on to let you know...Notice: Don't use anything sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you could cut ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the fan speed. Turn the knob to OFF to turn off ...defog, defrost or outside air modes. Temperature Control: Use the driver's and passenger's temperature ... the selected temperature. On hot days, open the windows to let hot inside air escape;...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... this button directs most the of air to the windshield and the side window outlets, with some air... fog or frost from your windshield. Use the defog mode to clear the windows of fog or moisture... this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light in the button will come on to let...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...or warmest temperature will not cause the system to heat or cool any faster. In cold weather, the system will start at reduced fan speeds to avoid blowing cold air into... is set, the system will automatically control the inside temperature, the air delivery and the fan speed. AUTO will also...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    Manual Operation MODE: Press this button to manually change the direction of airflow in your vehicle; keep ... floor outlets and the defroster and side window outlets. Cooler air is directed to the upper ...(Fan): Press this button to increase to decrease the fan speed; keep pressing the up or down arrow ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... maintaining the selected temperature. On hot days, open the windows to let hot inside air escape; ...to clear fog or frost from your windshield. Use the defog mode to clear the windows of fog or moisture ... this button directs most of the air to the windshield and the side window outlets, with some air ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light in the button will come on to let ...mirror when the rear window defog button is pressed. Outlet Adjustment Use the knob located in the center ...€™t use anything sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you do, you could...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... familiar with this section, youshould not be alarmed when this happens. Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, how much fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. The indicator warning lights and gages are explained on the following pages. 3-36
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...Odometer Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) ...by quickly pressing and releasing the tripheset button located to the right of the temperature gage. The trip odometer will... miles (kilometers) driven even if they are not currently displayed. To reset the trip odometer to...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...to 5.1 miles (8.2 km), 5.2 miles (8.4 km), etc. Tachometer The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). Notice: Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the red area, or engine damage may occur. Safety Belt ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...on when you are driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. Air Bag Readiness Light... Ha-.-Jays on after you e start your vehicle, it means the air bag system may not be working properly. The air bags in your vehicle may not inflate...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... warning light will come on when you set your parking brake. The light will stay on if your parking brake doesnମ. need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have ...Your Vehicle c oage 4-33. BRAKE I Your brake system may not be working properly if the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light ANTI LOCK -~ TRAC OFF United ...n a p 4-7 7 for more information. If there's an engine-related and brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction control system will turn off and the...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada SERVICE ENGINE SOON United States Canada ~ ~~ ds Canada United States This gage shows... vehicle is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission control systems. 3-42
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... diagnosing any malfunction. Nofice: If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after a while, your emission controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could lead to ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... steps, and drive the vehicle to your dealer or qualified service center for service. If the Light Is On Steady You may be able to correct the .... Are you low on fuel? As your engine starts to run out of fuel, your engine may not run as efficiently as designed since small amounts of air are sucked ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD (on-board diagnostic) system determines that critical emission ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...'s capacity to fill it. e United States Canada e The gage pointer may move while cornering, braking or speeding up. The gage may not indicate empty when the ignition is turned off. When the indicator nears empty, you still have a little fuel ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...€™s an engine-related and brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction ... with your traction control system. Your vehicle may need service. If your ... working, but this is normal. ~ When this message is displayed, the traction control system will not limit wheel...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...Overheating on page 5-25. It will remain on as long as the engine is not running. It should go out once ...while you are driving, you may have a problem with the charging system. It could indicate that you ... with a generator drive belt, or another electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... message lets you know when you may have a problem with your engine oil pressure. When the engine is running ...may be too low. There may also be another problem causing low oil pressure. Notice: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. 3-49...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...Pressure System on page 5-56. If the anti-lock brake system warning light comes on, the check tire pressure system may not be working properly. See your dealer for service. Also, see Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light on page 1. 3-4 3-50...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... stays on, you will be able to restart your engine if you turn it off. Your PASS-Key@Ill system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-Key@Ill system at this time. See PASS-Key ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning Message Low Washer Fluid Warning Message 7... vehicle, or when the anti-lock brake system warning light comes on, or when the rear differential fluid is overheating. ... cools. The all-wheel-drive system will be disabled until the compact spare tire is replaced by a full-...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... Low Brake Fluid Warning Message LOW BRAKE FLUID United States Canada United States Canada If your fuel..., see your dealer right away. If your brake fluid is low, the warning message will come on and stay on until you add brake fluid. The brake system warning light will also be illuminated. 3-53
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... Canada This light will come on if your vehicle has certain non-emission related problems. For... vehicle's components, this message will come on. These problems may not be obvious and may affect vehicle ... programming your vehicle's customization features. If your vehicle does not have the Driver ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... See Bulb Replacement on page5-48 for bulb replacement instructions. KEY FOB BATTERY LOW I J I I Highbeam Out Warning Message ..., the battery in the remote keyless entry needs to be replaced. See "Battery Replacement" under Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page2-5 for instructions. United ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    .... The DIC is capable of displaying English or French. See DIC Controls and Displays on page 3-58 to change the display from English to metric. ..., which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is new, the calibration process may not be complete. In these...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...Compass Calibration If the compass appears erratic and the calibration symbol does not appear, you must manually put the compass into the calibration ...seconds. ZONE # PRESS & HOLD SET TO CHANGE: This display mode will be displayed when you are manually calibrating the system. The ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    DIC Controls and Displays When the ignition is turned to ON or START, the DIC will display the following: BUICK: BUICK will be displayed for three seconds. DRIVER #: This message will be displayed for another three seconds after BUCK appears in the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... speed display will show your average speed from when you first started your vehicle. To reset ... System. Be careful not to reset this display other than when the oil has been changed. See ... number. The vehicle will also recall the vehicle customization features that were last programmed to correspond ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... that your vehicle is ready to begin programming. 5. Follow the instructions given by the DIC. Headlamp Exit Delay This feature allows you to customize the headlamps and parking lamps. This feature can be programmed to one of the following modes...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...vehicle to a different mode, do the following: Interior lighting delay will not occur while the ignition is in ON. After 25 seconds, the... different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. Interior Lighting Delay The interior liqhting...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... for about 25 seconds when any door is opened. Interior lighting on will not occur while the ignition is in ON.After 25 seconds, the interior lamps will fade out. The lamps... vehicle has been programmed may have been changed since it left the factory. To determine the mode to which ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... or to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. OFF: When the shift lever is put in PARK (P), your doors will not unlock automatically. DRIVER: When the shift lever is put in PARK (P), only ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... following modes: ON: Lock your vehicle using the power door lock switch or the remote keyless entry... Cancel the delayed locking by pressing unlock using the power door lock switch or by fully inserting ...locking feature by pressing lock immediately using the power door lock switch, or let the delayed ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press the ... on your vehicle. OFF: The headlamps and parking lamps will not flash when UNLOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter. 3-65
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...it was programmed in LIGHTS. The mode to which the vehicle has been programmed may have been changed since it ...on the remote keyless entry transmitter, the headlamps and parking lamps will not flash and the horn will not sound. LIGHTS: When LOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter, the...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Follow the instructions for programming SEAT RECALL to ON listed previously. 3. Press the... program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (R). OFF: The mirror will not tilt. To determine the mode to which your ... (P), turn the ignition key out of ON, or do not program any commands for one minute ... either exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... until TIME UPDATED appears on the display. If the time is not available from the station, NO UPDATE will appear on ... vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, you can play your ... ignition is turned off. See Retained Accessory Power under lgnition Positions on page 2-20. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL (... time can be displayed with the ignition on or off. SCV (Speed-Compensated Volume): With SCV, your audio system ... increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any speed. The volume level should always sound ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    .... BASS and a zero, MID and a zero or TREBLE and a zero will appear on the display. To adjust both tone controls and both speaker controls to the middle position, end out of audio mode by pushing the AUDIO knob until the display goes blank. Then push and ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...sound is balanced between the front and rear speakers. To adjust balance or fade to the middle position,.... To adjust both tone controls and both speaker controls to the middle position, end... incorrect information that will cause the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...category is displayed, press either SEEK arrow once. If the category is not displayed, press either SEEK arrow twice to display the category...button until you a hear beep on the PTY will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to you want to interrupt with. An asterisk will appear next other ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...playing, play will stop during the announcement. You will not be able to turn off alert announcements.... by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO ... not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... seconds to see how long it has been playing. To change what is norxally s h ~ ~ 01 the disp!ay (track or... until the display flashes. CD: Press this button to change to p!aying a. CD when listening to the radio. la SEEK Dl : Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track if more than ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again. If the CD is not playing correctly,for any other reason, try a known good CD. If ... displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. Radio with Cassette and CD Radio Data System (RDS): Your audio system ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...800-263-3777. Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and ... Turn this knob to increase or to decrease the volume. SCV (Speed-Compensated Volume): With SCV, your audio ...increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any speed. The volume level should always sound ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... your radio is equipped with XMTM Satellite Radio Service), pressing this button while in XMTMmode to retrieve ... between channel name and PTY name. To change the default on the display, push this button until ... if your radio is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service) or DAB1, DAB2 (Canada only, if ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    .... BASS and a zero, MID and a zero or TREBLE and a zero will appear on the display. To adjust both tone controls and both speaker controls to the middle position, end out of audio mode by pushing the AUDIO knob until the display goes blank. Then push and ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...onthe display. To adjust both tone controls and both speaker controls to the middle position, end out ...press either SEEK arrow once. If the category is not displayed, press either SEEK arrow twice... PTY format is broadcast. An asterisk will not display for XM or DAB service. EQ (Equalizer): Press this...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (... numbers, etc. If the whole message is not displayed, parts of it will appear every three .... AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. When youturn the ignition ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... you will hear it. If the current tuned station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press this button and the radio ... is equipped with DAB), when the TRAF button is pressed, DAB does not seek to a station that broadcasts traffic. DAB only checks the current frequency for traffic support. 3-82
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service.... area, the signal should return. I Channel not in service Channel no longer available 1 This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0) Radio ID not known (should only be if hardware failure) Hardware failure Unknown No Info Not Found If you receive this message when you ... fault. Consult with your dealer. If this message does not clear within a short period of time, your receiver ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... and will begin playing. If you hear nothing or hear a garbled sound, the tape may not be in squarely. Press the eject button to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOLUME and AUDIO controls just as you dofor the radio. The ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...Turn the tape over and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your tape may be ... and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure your player is working properly. BROKEN... radio displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealership when reporting the problem. 3-86
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... CD is playing. CD TAPE: Press this button to change to playing a cassette tape or a CD when listening to...wait about an hour and try again. 0 0 It the GU is not piaying correciiy, ior any oiiier ...displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your deaier when reporting the problem. 3-a7
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... CD ~ may broadcast incorrect information that will cause the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station. While you ... from these stations and will only work when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station XMTMRadio Satellite Service (USA Only): ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL (Volume...will allow for more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. Then, as you drive, automatic volume increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any speed. The volume level should always sound the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ..., or XM1, XM2 (USA only, if your radio is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service) or DABI, DAB2 (Canada only, if your radio is equipped with DAB). The... six XM2 (USA only, if your radio is equipped with the XMTM Satellite Radio Service) or DAB1 and DAB2 (Canada only, if your radio is equipped with ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... also be automatically selected for that pushbutton. To return to the manual mode (CUSTOM), press the AUTO EQ button until CUSTOM appears on the display. Then you will be able to manually adjust the bass, ... program types. To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle p~sitinn, plush and ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... off. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. When you turn ...frequency feature will automatically be turned on. This function does not apply for XMTMor DAB. 2. Select a category ...either SEEK arrow once. If the category is not displayed, press either SEEK arrow ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...playing, play will stop during the announcement. You will not be able to turn off alert announcements.... by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO ... for each pushbutton. If the whole message is not displayed, parts of it will appear every three...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... you will hear it. If the current tuned station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press this button and the radio ... is equipped with DAB), when the TRAF button is pressed, DAB does not seek to a station that broadcasts traffic. DAB only checks the current frequency for traffic support. 3-94
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    .... ~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ No Info No Info Artist Name/Feature not available Song/Program Title not available No artist information is available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. No song title information is avaiiabie ai this time on...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...No Info Condition Action Required Category Name available not No category information is available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. No... channel. Your system is working properly. t No Info No TexVlnformational message available Not Found No channel...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... the LOAD side of the LOAD CD button. 3. Wait for the light, located to the right of the slot, to turn green. 4. ... fnr two seconds, You will hear a beep and the light, located to the right of the slot, will begin to flash. 3. ... disc player takes up to six discs. Do not try to load more than six. To ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... reset at each press of eject, which will cause the receiver to not eject the disc until the 25-second time period .... You can now remove the disc. If the disc is not removed, after 25 seconds, the disc will be ... the disc several times before stopping. Do not repeatedly press the CD eject side of the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...): Push this knob to see how long the current track has been p l q i q . To change the default on the display (track and elapsed time), push the knob ... listed previously in this section. k SEEK > : Press the left arrow to qo to the start of I the current track, if more than ten seconds have passed. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... for more information. 2. Check to see that the disc changer is not in song list mode. S-LIST should not appear in the display. If S-LIST is present, press the SONG LIST button to turn it ... then use the SEEK SCAN right arrow button to locate the track that you want to save. The track will ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...list on. S-LIST will appear on the display. If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason,... and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3. Press and hold the SONG LIST... conditions your entertainment system should not be operateci untii the temperature is within the operating...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... than three minutes, the headphones will shut off automatically to save the batteries. If you move too far forward or ... headphones and would not be covered by your warranty. Keep the headphones stored in a cool place. Battery Replacement To change the batteries, do the following: 1. Slide open the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... on the entertainment system. If a disc is present when the entertainment system power is turned on, the player will automatically begin playing the disc andthe .... DVD Player The DVD player is located in the overhead console. The DVD player can be controlled by the buttons on the DVD player, and by ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... the cursor around the media menu. After making a selection press enter. D. Power: Press this button to turn the DVD player on and off. E. Power Light: Shows if power is on or off. F. Stop: Press this button to stop playing, rewinding or fast forwarding. G. Play/Pause: ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    .../pause button on the face of the player or on the remote control. Some DVDs will not allow you to fast ... finished. If the DVD does not begin playing refer to the on-screen instructions. Ejecting a Disc ... button on the DVD player or the remote control. As long as the disc has not been ejected, and the...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... affect the ability of the entertainment system to receive signals from the remote control. Be sure the remote's batteries are not discharged, as this will also affect the function of the remote control. Objects blocking the line of sight may also affect the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ..., press this button twice. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright or the previews....fast forward the DVD. To stop fast forwarding, press this button twice. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright or the previews. R. Play/Pause: Press this button to start ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...the directional arrows and enter button to navigate the screen. Battery Replacement To change the batteries, do the following: 1. Open the battery door located on the back ... Aspect, TV Mode, and Dynamic Range Compression. Not all DVDs support all the feature defaults in the setup ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Tips and Trouble Problem No power. Disc will not play. Recommended Action The ignition might be off. The InpuVTitle on the remote ... the prompts. Point the remote directly The remote does at the display not the not work. player. The batteries could be weak or put in wrong. How do I get...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... do previous and next one thing for DVDs will functions do not work. not always work or perform the same function for audio, CDs or games....disc is stuck in the Press the eject button on player. The eject button the DVD player. Turn the does not work. power off, then on and do not attempt to force or ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... by the knob on the main radio: PWR (Power): Push this knob twice to turn RSA off. not using it. The upper VOL knob ... with DAB). If the front passengers are already listening to the radio, the RSA controller will not switch between the bands and cannot change the frequency. Press this button to play...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... a secret code to disable all radio functions whenever battery power is removed and the radio is placed in a different vehicle. This feature requires no user input to ..., the blinking red light indicates that THEFTLOCK@is armed. If THEFTLOCK@ activated, your radio will not operate is ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    Audio Steering Wheel Controls If your vehicle has this feature, you can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. SEEK Press the up arrow to seek to the next station and the down arrow to seek to the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...with each other. AM can pick up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try reducing the treble to reduce this ...of Your Cassette Tape Player A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound ... heat. If they aren't, they may not operate properly or may cause failure of...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... its own. A non-scrubbing action cleaner may not clean as thoroughly as the scrubbing type cleaner. The ... non-scrubbing action, dry-type cleaning cassette is not recommended. After you clean the player, press...DVD Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to the risk of zon:amina:ing ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...system. Make sure that the XMTMsatellite antenna is not obstructed. Integrated Windshield Antenna The antenna in your ...very top of the windshield. DAB Radio Antenna System Your DAB antenna is located on the roof... Stated the DAB radio antenna system will not function. DAB radio reception is available...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... ...4.2 Vehicle Design ...43 . Defensive Driving ...43 . Drunken Driving ...4-4 Control of a Vehicle ...4-7 Braking ...4-7 Traction Control System (TCS) ...4-11 All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System ...4-12 Steering ...4-12 Off-Road Recovery ...4-15 -4-15 ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...we're taking on an important responsibility. This is true for any motor vehicle - passenger car, van, truck, sport...how we drive. Knowing how these three factors work together can help you understand how ... wearing a seat belt.addition, In avoiding excessive speed, suddenor abrupt turns and drunken or...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. ... rural driving. You never know when vehicle in the front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...Police records show that almost half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol....obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and ... situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men. Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means ... a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in an ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...the street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid the ... disabled is higher than if the person had not been drinking. is Drinking and then driving ...been drinking. Ride home in a cab; or if you're with a group, designate a driver who will not drink. 4-6...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are brakes, the steering and the the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between... stops while you're driving, brake normally but don't pump your... 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...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each wheel. The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    .... If you hear or feel the wheels sliding, ease off the brake pedal. This will help you retain steering control. If you do have anti... As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. Remember: Anti-lock doesn't change the time you need to...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system works the front brakes and reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. The TRACTION ACTIVE message will come on when the traction control system ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... on at any time by pressing the button again. The traction control system warning message should go off. Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will take ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... sharp curve. Then you suddenly accelerate. Both control systems - steering ana braking- nave io uo iileir w u ~ Wi-~eIe iires i77eet k ti-ic ... should you do if this ever happens? Ease up on the brake or accelerator pedal, steer the vehicle the way you want it to go,...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    Steering in Emergencies There are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come ... in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in ... and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o'clock positions, ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... 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 ens-qnarter turn unti! the...tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. Watch...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...overtake a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn.... to the right. Loss of Control Let's review whatdriving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... correspond to your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels aren't rolling. In the steering or cornering skid, too much speed or ... braking skid. If you do not have anti-lock, then in a braking skid (where the wheels are no longer rolling), ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... space between you and other vehicles. Slow down, especially on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ... drivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. What you do in the daytime can also affect your ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...staring directly into the approaching headlamps. Keep your windshield and all the glass on your vehicle clean ...drivers suffer from night blindness - the inability to see in dim light - and aren't even aware of it. Driving in ...Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet Fn-Pl .,AI IWUU, ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they show signs... car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you canମ.car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. 4-20
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    .... Hydroplaning doesn't happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or it the pressure in one or more is low. It can ... the water's surface, there could be hydroplaning. Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. There just isn't a hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to watch out for what .... When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. 4-22
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are driving. Too-fast... Try to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check ... flow. Once you are on the freeway, adjust your speed io the posted limit or to the prevailing rate if...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... some things you can check before a trip: Windshield Washer Fluid:Is the reservior full? Are all windows clean inside and outside? Wiper Blades: Are they in ...be well rested. If you must start when you're not fresh-such as after a day's work-don't plan to make too ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... actually such a condition as "highway hypnosis"? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness, or whatever. There is ... frequently. If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both....
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system... off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work slowing down. They... hot that they wouldn't work would then have poor braking or even none... that they wouldn't work well. You would then have poor braking or even...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    .... You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing'or no-passing zones, a ... Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. ... - drive with caution. If you have traction control, keep the system on. It will improve your ability to ... and adjust your driving to the road conditions. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4- 1 1. 4-28
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...road.) Whether you have the anti-lock braking system or not, you'll want to begin stopping sooner... keep rolling and you can still steer. 0 Whatever your braking system, allow greater following distance...it. Try not io brake whiie you're actually on the ice, and avoidsudden steering maneuvers. 0 ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    If You're Caught in a Blizzard Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor mats - anything you can wrap around yourself or tuck under your clothing to keep warm. If you are stoppd by...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... time to time to be sure snow doesn't collect there. Open a window just a little on the side the of vehicle that's away from the wind. This ... 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 ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...Your Vehicle To Get It Out First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will clear the ... around your front wheels. If your vehicle has traction control, you should turn ... and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels in the forward and...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...€ (towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground) and “dolly towing” (towing ...!-dri\/e vehicle, it can be towed with two of its wheels on the ground. See “Dolly Towing” following...-drive vehicle, it cannot be towed with any of its wheels on the ground. It can be towed with car carrier...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... Vehicle n n GAWR FRT GAWR RRI I=-- 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 with a clamping device designed for towing. 5. Release the parking brake...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...front or rear axle. Notice: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail because of overloading....is a crE-'-, they'll keep going. Do not load , ~ u rvehicle an, .leavier than the GVWR, or ... it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause you to lose control and crash....
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... added durability might not change your weight ratings. Ask your dealer to help you load your vehicle the right ... you can lose control when 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 seriously injured....
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...read this section carefully before you pull a trailer. Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder against the drag of the added weight. The engine is required to operate at relatively higher ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    .... You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit, MI 48232-51 36 In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... percent of the total loaded trailer weight (B). Do not exceed the maximum allowable tongue weight for...mounted, weight-carrying hitch and sway control of the proper size. This equipment is very important ...trailer. Will you have to make any holes in the body of your vehicle when you install a trailer ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...450 kg) loaded, then it needs its own brakes - and they must be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be able ...vehicle may have anti-lock brakes, do not try to tap into your.... If you do, both brake systems won't work well, or at all. .i you...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you check ..., and that the lamps and any trailer brakes are still working. Passing You'll need more ... your lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...someone place chocks under the trailer wheels. Driving On Grades Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear ... your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well.... extend the life of your transaxle. 3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the regular brakes until the chocks absorb...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, belts, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you... nuts and bolts are tight. start your engine, shift into a gear, and releasetheparking brake. 2. Let up on ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 311
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    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Power Steering Fluid ...-5-35 Windshield Washer Fluid ...5-36 Brakes ...5-37 Battery ...5.40 Jump Starting ...5-41 All-Wheel Drive ...5-46 Bulb Replacement ...5-48 Halogen Bulbs ...5-48 Headlamps ...5-48 Front Turn Signal, ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...Add-on Electrical Equipment ...5-96 Headlamp Wiring ...5-96 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...5.96 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5-96 Fuses and... Grading ...5.61 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-62 Wheel Replacement ...5.62 Tire Chains ...5.64 Accessory Inflator ...5.65...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    Service Your dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you to be 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. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... of your own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much ... vehicle couldbe damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it.... sure you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts and tools before you attempt ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ..., you might damage your engine. A little pinging noise when you accelerate or drive uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary. If you are using 87 octane or higher-octane fuel and hear ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... (see the underhood emission control label), it is designed to operate on fuels that meet California specifications. If this fuel is not available in states ... from forming, allowing your emission control system to work properly. You should not have to add anything to your fuel. Gasolines containing ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use... in the country where you'll be driving. e h o -a ? The fuel cap is located on the driver's side of the vehicle. ~ . ' ~ k & i x ... Filling Your Tank While refueling,...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    .... The malfunction indicator lamp (SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light) will come on if the fuel cap is not properly installed. Notice: If you ... get the wrong type, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    Filling a Portable Fuel Container - 0 Never fill a portable fuel container 1 ile it is in your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the gasoline vapor. You can be badly burned and your vehicle damaged if this occurs. To help avoid injury to you and others: Dispense...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or .... An electric fan under the hood can start and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    Hood Release To open the hood: 1. Pull the hood release handle, located on the driver's side under the instrument panel. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and slide the secondary hood release handle from left to right. 3. Lift the hood. 4. If your vehicle has a prop rod, place it in the slot on ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    Engine Compartment Overview When you lift the hood, you'll see these items: 5-12
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    A. UnderhoodFuseBlock B. Remote Positive (+) Terminal C. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir D. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick E. Brake Master Cylinder F. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir G. Battery H. Radiator Pressure Cap I. Engine Oil Fill Cap J. Engine Oil ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick is located at the front of the engine compartment, near the center. ... Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. Turn off the engine and give the .... If you don't, the oil dipstick might not show the actual level. Pull out the...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not carry this starburst symbol. L SAE 5W-30 'I See Engine Compartment Overviewon page 5-... through. If you choose to perform the engine oil change service yourself, be sure the oil you use has...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ..., if it's going to be 0°F (-18°C) or above. Do not use other viscosity grade oils, ...+ 16 +40-- - t 4 + 2 0 - -- - I O-- - 18 I IF 5W-30 IS NOT -30 AVAILABLE RECOMMENDED v .I 1 1 1 ACCEPTABLE 1OW-30... 20W-50 OR ANY OTHER VISCOSITY GRADEOIL NOT RECOMMENDED If you are in an area of extreme cold,...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil change will be indicated can ... conditions, the oil life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over a year. ... off- If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message comes back on, the monitor has not reset. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. Checking or Replacing the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Air Cleanedfilter The engine air cleaner/...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    .... * When doing frequent trailer towing. Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles (166 000 km). See Part A - .5chedIlled...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... level place. Keep the engine running. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in PARK (P). With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear range,... toward the back of the engine compartment, next to the brake master cylinder. In heavy traffic - especially ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... fluid with that label is made especially for your automatic transmission. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRON@ 111 is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. 3. After adding fluid, recheck the fluid level as described under "How to ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page... coolant other is new vehicle than DEX-COOL@ not covered by your warranty. -- What to Use Use a ... the proper engine temperature. Let the warning messages and gages work as they should. 5-22
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... warranty. Too much water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heatercore and other parts. The engine coolant reservoir is located on the driver's side of the vehicle, above the engine air cleaner/filter. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 fer zcre IR:fcrmaticR F, !...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...if the engine parts enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. I Occasionally check the coolant level in the radiator. For information on how to add coolant to the radiator, see Cooling System on page 5-28. -- -- Add coolant mixture at the recovery tank, but be careful not to spill it. 5-24
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... cap line up with the overflow tube on the radiator filler neck. The radiator pressure cap is located at ... damage. In this mode, you will notice a significant loss in power and engine performance. The temperature gage ... degraded. Repair the cause of coolant loss, change the oil and reset the oil life ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...) Notice: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. See "Overheated Engine Protection OperatingMode" in the Index for information on driving to a safe place an in emergency....
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when ... section. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away.... heater to full hot at the highest fan speed and open the window as necessary. 3. If you're...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. If ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    .... If they aren't, your vehicle needs service. The coolant level should be at or above the FULL COLD mark...corrosion may result.In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner at 30,000miles (50 000 km)...the use of coolant other than DEX-COOL@ not covered by your new vehicle is warranty. 5-...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at or above the FULL 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 5-22 for more ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    When the coolant in the coolant recovery tank is at or above the FULL COLD mark, start your vehicle. If the overheat warning continues, there's one more thing you can try. You can add the proper coolant mixture directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before you do it. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    How to Add Coolant to the Radiator Notice: Your engine has a specific radiator fill procedure. Failure to follow this procedure could cause your engine to overheat and be severely damaged. 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push down as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. 1. You can...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed valves. There are two bleed valves. One is located on the thermostat housing. The other is located on the thermostat bypass tube. 4. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture, up to the base of the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting ... the level reaches the base of the filler neck. 8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this ... filler neck, reinstall the pressure cap. Be sure the arrows on the pressure cap line up like this. 5-34
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 346
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  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or... See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location. How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ....Also, water doesn't clean as well as washer fluid. 0 Brakes Brake Fluid -DOT3 lVVUIlVCI 7 Fill your washer ...) In your t windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. Your brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview on yUY" ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... level during normal brake lining wear. When new linings are put in, the fluid level goes back...€™ll have too much fluid when you get new brake linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work ...hydraulic system. If you have too much brake fluid, can spill on it the engine....
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... the paint finish can be damaged. Be careful not to spill brake fluid your vehicle. If on you... ..dh the wron9 ,,,,d c , , h i d in your brake system, your brakes may not work well, or they may ...they'ii have to be replaced. Don't let someone put in the wrong kind of fluid. The brake wear warning ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... sequence to GM torque specifications. Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets. ... parts. When you replace parts of your braking system - for example, when your brake linings wear down ... may no longer work properly. For example, if someone puts in brake linings that are wrong for ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    Vehicle Storage If you're not going to drive yourvehicle for 25 days or more,... your battery from running down. Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle ... by your warranty. Trying to start your vehicle by pushing or pulling it won't work, and it could damage ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... vehicle. To avoid the possibility of the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump starting procedure. Put an automatic transaxle ... could save your radio! You will not need to access your battery for jump starting. Your vehicle has a ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enoughwater. You don't ...new vehicle. But if a battery has filler caps, be sure the right amount of fluid is there. ... you don't, explosive gas could be present. Battery fluid contains acid that can burn you. Don't get it on you. If you ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... the negative (-) cable at least 18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good ... for a while. 11. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 5-44
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...Disconnect the black negative (-) cable from the vehicle that had the dead battery. 2. Disconnect the black negative (-) cable from the vehicle with the... 3. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the vehicle with the good battery. 4. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other vehicle. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    All-Wheel Drive If you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure to perform the lubricant checks ... that need lubrication. How to Check Lubricant Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) When to Check Lubricant Refer to ...of lubricant to use. See Part Dr Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page6- 15. 5-46
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ..., you'll need to add some lubricant. Add enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if needed. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    Bulb Replacement For the type of bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on page 5-52. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer. Headlamps 1. Open the hood. 2. Push in on the headlamp panel and lift up the headlamp retaining clip partway, but do not ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    6. Turn the bulb socket one-quarter of a turn clockwise. 7. Pull the bulb assembly out from the lamp housing. 8. Unhook the electrical connector by lifting up the gray tabs and separate the connector from the bulb base. 9. Install the new bulb into the electrical connector. Push the bulb firmly ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    10. Put the bulb assembly back into the lamp housing and turn the bulb socket one-.... Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps To replace the front turn signal, parking or sidemarker lamp bulbs, follow the headlamp bulb replacement procedure and replace the appropriate bulb. 3. Pull the lamp ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... firmly enough so that the tabs hook over the tab on the bulb. 8. Put the bulb assembly back into the lamp housing and turn the bulb socket one-quarter of a turn clockwise. 9. Reinstall the lamp to its pocket by lining up the mounting pin and pushing forward to set the position. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... socket one-quarter of a turn clockwise. 11. Replace the applique on the liftgate. 12. Gently lift the... liftgate by connecting the tabs. 15. Close the liftgate. Replacement Bulbs A. Taillamp (outboard) B. Taillamp (center) ...any bulb not listed here contact your dealer. 7. Pull the bulb assembly out ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected at least twice a year ... B: Owner Checks and Services on page 6-9 for more information. Replacement blades come in different ... Pads on page 5- 104. Here's how to replace the windshield wiper blades: 1. Turn the wipers on to the lowest...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... into place. 3. Pull up the release clip, located at the connecting point of the blade and the arm. Then, pull the blade assembly down toward the glass to remove it from the wiper arm. To replace the backglass mounted wiper blade, do the following: 1. Turn the rear ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Buick Warranty booklet for details. 0 Poa aintained ...If your tread is badly worn, or if your tires have been damaged, replace them. CAUTION: (Continued) 5-55
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...tell you that underinflation or overinflation is all right. It's not. If your tires don't have enough ...tire pressure system that can alert you to a large change in the pressure of one tire. The system won't ... tire is low or flat. You must begin driving before the system will work properly. 5-56
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... on a rough or frozen road. If the anti-lock brake system warning light comes on, the check tire pressure system may not be working properly. See your dealer for service. Also, see Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light on page 3-4 1. The ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-59 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-62 for more information. 5-58 When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ...or dirt on awheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after a time.The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove m y rust or did froin places where the wheel attachesto the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...proper endurance, handling, speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on ... followed by an "MS" (for mud and snow). If you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec number,... use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... passenger car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply to deep tread, winter-type snow tires, space-saver or ...traction performance. Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, L W I I IGI...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...and best overall performance. Scheduled wheel alignment and wheel balancing are not needed. However, ... wheels may need to be rebalanced. Wheel Replacement Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked or badly rusted ... wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...injured. Always use the correct wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for replacement. Putting a used wheel on...suddenly and cause a crash. you have to If replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment .... Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems wiin bearing iiie, brake cuwiiiiy, speduiii&er GT ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...tires. Install them on the front tires, or for all-wheel-drive vehicles, the front or all four ...until it stops. Driving too fast or spinning the wheels with chains on will damage your vehicle. If ... amount of clearance can cause damage to the brakes, suspension or other vehicleparts. The area damaged ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... outlet. 6. Press the accessory inflator switch. The light in the switch will come on to show the system is working. There may be an air .... If the air inflator system does not turn on or the light does not come on, the fuse may be blown or installed incorrectly. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers on ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... side. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out... 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 Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... Tire If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard ... badly injured. Find a level place to change your tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is located in the storage compartment at the rear of the vehicle, on the passenger's side. 1. Open the ...wrench (B), wing nut (C), and J-hook (D). A. Jack B. Wing Bolt C. Jacking Instructions D. Folding Wrench E. WingNut F. J-Hook 5-68
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... out from under the vehicle. A. HoistShaft B. FoldingWrench C. Hoist Assembly D. Retainer E. Compact Spare Tire 1. Flip the... tilt the ?he retainer and slip it through the wheel opening. 5. After removing the spare tire, ...clockwise to raise the cable back up. Do not store a full-size or a flat road ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...the Spare Tire" later in this section. 2. If it's not visible, see "Secondary Latch System" later... four turns. 4. If the spare tire has not lowered, tighten the cable all the way and... System" later in this section. If the spare tire will not lower, the secondary latch may be engaged causing...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... storage compartment. 2. Flip the cut out carpet that is located through the hole of the storage compartment. 3. Attach the... cable, tilt the retainer and slip it through the wheel opening. 6. After removing the spare tire, ...clockwise to raise the cable back up. Do not store a full-size or a flat road ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ...the Spare Tire" later in this section. 2. If it's not visible, see "Secondary Latch System" following...or four turns. 4. If the spare tire has not lowered, tighten the cable all the way and .... Secondary Latch System If the spare tire will not lower, the secondary latch may be engaged causing ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    .... Failure to read and follow the instructions could damage the hoist assembly and you and others ... be injured by the jack. If the spare tire does not slideoff the jack completely, make sure no ... under the center of the spare tire. 1. If the cable is not visible, start this procedure at Step 3. 5-73
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    5. Turn the folding wrench clockwise to raise the jack until it lifts the secondary latch spring. 6. Keep raising the jack until the spare tire stops moving upward and is held firmly in place, this lets you know that the secondary latch has released. 7. Lower the jack by turning the folding ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...nut caps using the wheel wrench. 2. Loosen the wheel nuts - but do not remove them - using the fo!dlng wrench. (Turn ... will not be able to store a spare tire using the hoist assembly until it has been repaired or replaced. For wheels with a wheel lock key, use the wheel lock key between the lock nut...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    Notice: To help avoid damage to lock or wheel nut this lock key, do not use an impact wrench with key. 3. Near each wheel, there is a notch in the vehicle's body. Position the jack and raise the jack head until it fits firmly into the notch in the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... the flat tire. 7. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces I^ - - I a IU spalt: VVI... accident. . I 8. Install the spare tire and put the wheel nuts back on with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. 5-...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as...the vehicle until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. Notice: Wheel covers won't fit on your compact spare. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... -.-I .." --,,#A I f i n r a m L E 1 SZ CIWUlW I W L II U Y v this and suddenly fall from your vehicle. If CAUTION: (Continued) 3. Tilt the retainer downward and slip it through the center hole of the spare tire. Make sure the retainer is fully seated across the underside of the wheel. 5-79
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    4. Attach the folding wrench to the hoist shaft. 5. Turn the folding wrench clockwise to lift the spare tire. 6. When the tire reaches the stabilizer bar, move the tire over the bar, then continue to turn the folding wrench clockwise to lift the spare tire. When the tire is almost in the stored ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... the tabs on the cover so that it rests in the groove. This secures the cover in place. When you replace the compact spare with a full-size tire, reinstall the bolt-on wheel covers or the center cap, which ever your vehicle has. Tighten them “hand tightମ.
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ...center hole of the tire over the D-ring. For vehicles with aluminum wheels, remove the center cap by tapping the back of ...the wing nut from the back of the jack access door. Assemble the wing nut and the J-hook. 4. Install the ... make sure the tire is secure and does not move. 6. Put back all tools as ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... the wing nut from the back of the jack access door. Assemble the wing nut and the J-hook. E 5. Install the ...to make sure the tire is secure and does not move. 7. Put back all tools as ... Hook F. J-Hook t . wing Nut i 1. If the seatback is not in an upright position, move it to an upright position. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... Flat 6. Remove the J-hook and the wing nut from the back o the jack access door. Assemble the wing nut and f the J-hook. /'. Install the wing nut and the J-hook to .... Push and pull on the tire to make sure the tire is secure and does not move. 9. Put back all tools as they were stored in the jack ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    .... The compact spare is made to perform well at speeds up to 65 mph (105 km/h) ... your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course, it's best to replace your spare with a full-size tire as soon as you can. Your spare ... sure the tire is secure and does not move. 6. Put back all tools ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ...get caught on the rails. That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle.... spare tire on a vehicle with all-wheel drive you will need to drive with light to moderate acceleration, for...a compact spare tire installed and the all-wheel drive system in operation. See "All-Wheel...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... use anything from a container to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean your vehicle. Don't use...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... immediately or it will set. Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup,.... 2. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers .... 3. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. 5. As soon as you've ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...they may cause scratches. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear window, since they Soiled or stained leather should be cleaned...off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be damaged. Any temporary license should not be attached across...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ...All cleaning agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface, or they could stain....may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety ...make them last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak. Apply silicone grease with ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... Backglass and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the ...-strength glass cleaning liquid. The windshield is clean if beads do not form when you rinse ... wiper blades and clean them as necessary; replace blades that look worn. Notice: Machine compounding ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... on them because you could damage the surface. Do not use chrome polish on aluminum wheels. Use chrome polish only on ... vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    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 can take two forms; blotchy, ringlet-shaped discolorations, and small irregular dark spots etched into the paint ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...I Usage Removes dirt, grime, smoke and fingerprints. Removes dirt and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. Removes dust, fingerprints, and ...Wax I See your General Motors parts department for these products. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...is the engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find... look through the windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... anything electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle onpage 1-83. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers in the floor console fuse block protect the power windows and other power accessories. When the current load is too heavy, the ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... The floor console fuse block is located to the left of the glove box near the floor. The fuses marked spare are available if a replacement 1 Fuse 3 I Power Door Locks :- - - - A - A 5 IU5C 1 i iGGUGU. I Pull the door opento access the fuse block....
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    Fuse 10 11 I Usage Turn Signal and Hazard Lamp Flashers Power Seats I I Fuse I I 31 I I 19 I Turn Signal Switch and NSBU Switch I 42 44 PASS-Keyw I II Body Control Module (BCM) 27 33 43 ~~ Accessory Relay Retained AccessoryRelay Power I Diode Accessory I . I 5-98
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    U S a I
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... Engine Cooling Fan Engine Cooling Fan I Main Battery Fuse for Retained I Accessory Power Relav and Accessojl Relay Main Battery ..., . I I Air ... 43 44 45 I Sware Spare Main Battery Fuse for Power Outlets, Level Control. Power Seats and Mirrors and Body'Computer Sware Main Battery Fuse for HVAC ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ...48 ~~ I Fuse I -~ 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 E l Z Circuit Breaker Spare 49 Usage Main Battery Fuse for Ignition Switch, Radio, Heads-Up Display, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), Instrument Cluster, Air Conditioning and Bodv Computer Spare Spare Spare Spare...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... metric conversions. Please refer to Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-75for more information....(R134a) Automatic Transaxle Pan Removal and Replacement Complete Overhaul AWD Automatic Transaxle Pan Removal and Replacement Complete Overhaul I English 1.7 Ibs. 7.4 quarts 10.0 quarts ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    Engine Specifications 5-103
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts r Windshield Wiper Blades Driver's Side Length Passenger's Side Length Type *ACDelco@part number. 24.0 inches (60.0 cm) 22.0 inches (55.0 cm) Shepherd's Hook 5-104
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... Case (Power Transfer Unit) and Carrier Assembly-Differential (Rear Drive Module) AII-Wheel Drive Inspection ...-6-14 Brake System Inspection ...-6-14 Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-13 Part E: Maintenance Record ...6-16 F ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but ... and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by failure to follow recommended maintenance may not be ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ...€™s service department or another qualified service center should perform. “Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” lists some recommended products necessary... their equivalents, should be used whether you do the work yourself or have it done. “Part E: Maintenance Record” ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ...ll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using GM parts. The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed Part in D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses them. All parts should be replaced and all necessaryrepairs done before ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... best conditions, the oil life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over a year. However, ... (if equipped) musf be reset. +A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See Brake System Inspection on page 6-14. Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance If the system is ever...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote f.) ... +-) dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote ... @.) (See footnote +.) 0 Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. vehicle ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... and additional information. (See footnote @.) (See footnote +.) U Replace engine air cleaner filter. A n Emission Control Service. 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) 0 Replace engine air cleaner filter. A n Emission Control Service. il Rotate tires. See Tire lnspection ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... months since last service, whichever occurs first). See Engine Coolant on page5-22 for what to use. Service. 0 Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. 0 Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... necessary. See Engine Coolant on page 5-22 for further details. Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check Check the windshield washer ... the proper fluid if necessary. See Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-36 for further details. At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ..., and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.)... Fluid on page 5- 19. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if ... wear or cracking. Replace blade inserts that appear worn or damagedor that streak or miss areas of the windshield. ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ...regular brake. See Parking Brake on page 2-26 if necessary. Do not use the accelerator pedal,...any other position, your vehicle needs service. 2. Firmly apply the parking brake. See Parking Brake... key to the ON position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking...vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move. . ~ Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring,...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...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, ... deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings and clamps; replace as needed. Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... accelerator and cruise control cables. Brake System Inspection Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, ... for surface condition. For vehicles with rear drum brakes, also inspect drum brake linings for wear and cracks. Inspect ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... I F Engine Oil Engine Coolant Hydraulic Brake Washer Solvent Power Steering System t ! ~ 1 Fluid/Lubricant Engine oil with the American ... Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid. GM Optikleen Washer Solvent or equivalent. GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 1052884, in Canada 993294, ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    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 Maintenance" on the following ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) 6-17
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    MaintenanceRecord (cont'd) 6-18
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... Procedure ...7.2 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...7.3 Customer Assistance Offices ...7.4 GM Mobility Program for Persons with... Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...7-9 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-9 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7.9 7-1
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Buick. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ... by the dealership without further help, contact the Buick Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-...name and location Vehicle delivery date and present mileage When contacting Buick, please ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Buick has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Buick by dialing: 1-800-83-BUICK. (TTY users in Canada...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    Customer Assistance Off 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 ... Roadside Assistance: 1-800-268-6800 United States Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit, ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... Motor Division is proud to offer Buick Premium Roadside Assistance to customers for vehicles covered under the ... warranty (whichever occurs first). Our commitment to Buick owners has always included superior ... an extra measure of convenience and security. Buick's Roadside Assistance toll-free number ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ... Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Vehicle license plate number 7-6 Buick reserves the right to limit services ..., we're only a phone call away. Buick Roadside Assistance: 1-800-252-1112, ... Owner Assistance Information book. Courtesy Transportation Buick has always exemplified quality and value ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... 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 Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... participating dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please contact your dealer for...and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may either ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ...the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body, etc. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $120.00 ..., we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-521-7300, or write: Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit, MI 48232-...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ...provide basic operational information about the vehicle. The owner's manual will include the Maintenance Schedule for all models....: $35.00 Without Portfolio: Owner's Manual only. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $25... ample time for delivery. Note to Canadian Customers: All listed prices are quoted in U.S. funds...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    Supplement to the 2003 Pontiac Aztek and 2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner's Manual This information replaces the Audio Speakers ... for the 2003 3Pontiac Aztek and page 3-103 for the 2003 Buick Rendezvous. Audio Speakers Audio from the DVD Player or auxiliary devices can be heard through the following ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... through both the wireless headphones and the vehicle's speakers at the same time. You can listen to... may hear a low "hissing" noise through the speakers andlor headphones. If the hissing sound in... seems excessive, make sure that the headphone batteries are fully charged. Some amount of hissing ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter ...2-17 3-25 Ashtrays ...Audio Speakers ...3-103 ...3-69 Audio System(s) ...Audio Systems Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-1 13 Care of Your Cassette Tape Player ...3-1 14 nn n 13 I E i ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ... Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check ...6-11 Backing Up ...4-41 Battery ...5-40 Battery Replacement ...2-7 Battery Run-Down Protection ...3-18 Before ... ...3-101 Bench Seat,Split ...1-9 Body Lubrication Service ...6-10 Brake Low Fluid WarningMessage ...3-53 Parking ...2-26 ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ...18 Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Carrier Assembly-Differential Seat Rear Position ...1-69 (...Strap Anchor Location ...1-60 Chains, Tires ...5-64 Where to Put the Restraint ...1-58 Engine Change ...Checking Engine Oil ...Weatherstrips ...5-90 Checking or Replacing the Engine Air ...DVD Your 5-18 ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ...Cruise Control ...Cupholder(s) ...2-41 Current and Past Model Order Forms ...7-10 Customer ...Persons with 7-5 Disabilities ...4 Customer Assistance Information (cont.) Reporting Safety Defectsto General Motors ...Reporting ...Your Key ...2-17 5-4 Doing Your Own Service Work ...Dolly Towing ...4-34 Door ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ...103 E Electrical System 5-96 Add-on Equipment ...5-96 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...Headlamp Wiring ...5-96 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5-96 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...5-96 Emissions inspection and Maintenance Programs ...3-45 Engine...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ......3-9 Flat Tire ...5-66 Flat Tire,Changing ...5-67 5-97 Floor Console Fuse Block ...Fluid Automatic Transaxle ...5-19 Power Steering ...5-35 Windshield Washer ...5-36 FM Stereo ...3-114 FogLamps ...3-14 Folding or Reclining theSeatbacks ...1-9, ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ... ...6-13 Fuses ...5-96 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...5-96 Windshield Wiper ... Glass Surfaces ...GloveBox ...GM Mobility Program for ...15, 2-60 HeadlampHigh/Low-BeamChanger ...3-8 Headlamp Wiring ...5-96 Headlamps ...5-48 Bulb Replacement ...5-48 Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps ...5-50...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... ...5-30 How to Add Coolant to the Radiator ...5-32 5-21 How to Add Fluid ...How to Check ...5-20, 5-56 How to Check Power Steering Fluid ...5-36 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...1-27 Hydroplaning ...4-21 I I1 No Steam I Coming ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ...Locks ...2-10 theLATCHSystem ...1-66 Loss of Control ...4-16 Leather ...5-89 Low Brake Fluid Warning Message ...3-53 Leaving Your Vehicle ...2-1 ... Readiness ...Lumbar Anti-Lock BrakeSystemWarning ...3-41 1-5 Manual Controls ...Brake System Warning ...3-40 3-42 Malfunction Indicator ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ...13 Part D - Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-15 6-16 Part E - Maintenance Record ...ScheduledMaintenance ...6-4 Steering, ... ...6-14 Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) and Carrier Assembly-Differential (Rear ... Warning ...3-48 HighbeamOutWarning ...3-55 Low Brake Fluid Warning ...3-53 Low Engine ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    ...) ...Mirrors Automatic Dimming Rearview ...Manual Rearview Mirror ...OutsideConvexMirror ...OutsideCurbViewAssistMirror OutsideHeatedMirrors ...Outside Power Mirror ..., 3-55 ... 2-34 2-33 2-20 NewVehicle Break-in ...Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...5-1 04 Older Children. Restraints ...1-49 ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ...Outlets ...3-24 DoorLocks ...2-9 Electrical System ...5-96 Six-Way Seats ...1-5 Steering Fluid ...5-35 Windows ...2-14 ~ ~ Power Steering ...4-12 Primary Radio Controls ...3-1 11 Program Mode Message ...3-54 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ...Removing the Stowable Seat ...1-19 Replacement Bulbs ...5-52 Replacing Brake System Parts ...5-40 ... the Extended Rear Convenience Center ...2-47 Replacing the Rear ConvenienceCenter on Vehicles with the Third Row ... Seat ...2-48 1-12 Replacing the Split Bench Seat ...Replacing the Stowable Seat ...1-20...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    Restraint Systems Checking ...Replacing Parts ...Restraints, Head ...Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...Retro-Active Reset ...Right Front Passenger ... Seat Operation ...1-9 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-6 ...1-5 Six-Way Seats Power 1-9 Split Bench Seats ...StowableSeat ...1-18 ...5-72 ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    ...in Emergencies ...4-14 Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection ...6-13 Steering Tips ...4-13 Steering Wheel Controls, Audio ...3-1 13 Stereo RCA Jacks ...3-102 Storage Areas Cell Phone Storage Area ...2-41 2-45 Convenience ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    ... Tires (cont.) Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-62 Wheel Replacement ...5-62 5-59 When It Is Time for New Tires ...2-22 To ...41 Service Traction System Warning Message ...3-47 4-40 Trailer Brakes ...Trailer Wiring Harness ...4-43 Transaxle Fluid, Automatic ...5-19 Transaxle Operation, Automatic ...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    ...Exit Delay ...2-51 Memory Seat ...2-57 Remote Driver Unlock Control ...2-54 RemoteLock and Unlock Confirmation ...2-55 Vehicle Storage... VisorVanity Mirror ...2-15 2-15 Visors ... \Inh;nln V GI I I b l G Control ...4-7 Damage Warnings ...iv 4-3 Design ...Loading ...4-34 Service Soon Message ...3-54 n...
  • 2003 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ...When to Change Engine Oil 5-17 (GM Oil Life System) ...5-56 When to Check ...5-19 When to Check and Change ...When to Check Power Steering Fluid ...5-36 When You Are Ready to Leave After 4-43 Parking on a Hill ...1-58 Where to Put the Restraint ...Why Safety ...
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