2004 Buick Rendezvous Owner's Manual

2004 Buick Rendezvous Manual

2004 Buick Rendezvous manual table of contents:

  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2004 Buick Rendezvous Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-3 Rear Seats ...1-9 Safety Belts ...1-22 Child Restraints ...1-47 Air Bag Systems ...1-72 Restraint System Check ...1-82 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-3 Doors and Locks ...2-8 Windows ...2-13 Theft-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ...: Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, BUICK, the BUICK Emblem and the name RENDEZVOUS are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    Index A good place to look for what you need is the Index in back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual, and the page number where you will find it. In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the hazard. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will... to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different...
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    These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle: v
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    ✍ NOTES vi
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... a Center Rear Seat Position ...1-67 Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position ...1-69 Front Seats ...1-3 Manual Passenger Seat ...1-3... Driver Seat ...1-3 Six-Way Power Seats ...1-5 Manual Lumbar ...1-5 Heated Seats ...1-6 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-6 Head Restraints ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Restraint System Check ...1-82 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-82 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ... Does an Air Bag Restrain? ...1-79 What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates? ...1-80 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-82 1-2
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    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 the seat forward or rearward. Pull up the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    To raise the seat, pull up on the lever located on the front right side of the seat. {CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to ...t want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only when the vehicle is not moving. To lower the seat, push the lever down. Adjust the seat ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    Six-Way Power Seats Your vehicle may have this feature. If it does, the six-... 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 and front passenger's ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Heated Seats Your vehicle may have heated seats. If it does, the heated seat switches are located ... switch is turned off. To adjust a seatback, pull up on the lever located on the outboard side of the driver's or front passenger's seats. Release the lever to lock the seatback where you want it. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    {CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if ...because it won't be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you could go ... protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. The front seat head restraints are adjustable. Slide the head restraint up or down to adjust it. The rear seat head restraints in your vehicle may be adjustable. They work the same as the front seat head restraints. 1-8
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... seats in your vehicle have seat operating features to adjust, fold, remove and reinstall the ... procedures, in the correct order, you can easily remove the seats from your vehicle. When you put the ...-level split bench seats, lift up on the recliner lever located on the outboard side of the seatback. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... 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 ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...The seat can stay in this position or it can be removed from the vehicle by following the next steps. 5. To release the front latches, squeeze the angled latch release bar toward the straight crossbar. 6. Remove the seat by rocking it slightly toward the rear of the vehicle and then pulling it out....
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    ... it is locked. A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted won't provide ... could be seriously injured. After installing the seat, always check to be sure that the safety belts ... or sudden stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to lock the seat into place...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... 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 ... pins. 1. Squeeze the angled latch release bar toward the straight crossbar while placing the front hooks of the bench seat onto the front two floor pins. 1-13
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ...To adjust he second row captain's chairs, use the adjustment bar located below the front of each seat. Lift up the lever to slide the seat forward or rearward. Release the lever. Push and pull on the seat to make sure it is locked into place. Folding or Reclining...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... seatback 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 ... 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 from the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... the seatback to be sure it is locked. 4. The seat can then be lifted off the front floor pins. 5. Remove the seat by rocking it slightly toward the rear of the vehicle and then pulling it out. Repeat these steps for the other captain's chair...
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    ...is in the folded forward position and that the safety belts are on the correct side of the chair. Don't put the chairs in so that they face rearward... where the section must go. The seat must be placed in the proper location for the legs to attach correctly. 1. Hook the front latches over the front...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...The stowable seat is a two passenger bench seat and comes with the rear convenience center. See Rear Convenience Center on page 2-44 for more information. The stowable seat can be removed and replaced or, with the seatback folded, it can lie flat with the convenience center. Folding the Seatback ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...This should be done in one motion. 8. Put the nuts back onto the screws so the nuts do not get misplaced. • From the rear... the strap on the side of the seatback when not in use, or • from the passenger's side door, pull up on the lever to release the seatback. Then push up on the seatback to ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... it is locked. A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted won't provide ... could be seriously injured. After installing the seat, always check to be sure that the safety belts ... or sudden stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to lock the seat into place...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...the legs to attach correctly. Make sure that the seatback is folded forward before beginning this procedure. 1. Remove the nuts from the screws. 2. Place the stowable seat on the vehicle floor so that the brackets are placed over the screws. 3....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ...CAUTION: Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts ...dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas ... safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... they could have been badly hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. 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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    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-24
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 1-25
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every air bag system ever ..., you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That's true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions. 1-26
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ...should I wear safety belts? How to Wear Safety Belts Properly This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to ... want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We'll start with the driver position. A: You may be an excellent driver, but if you're in...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here is how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see...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-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you would be less likely to slide ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... 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
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way. 1-31
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A: The belt is buckled in the wrong ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... 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
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    Q: What's wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Q: What's wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ..., the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. Right Front Passenger Position To learn how to wear the right front passenger's safety belt properly, see Driver Position on page 1-28. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way as the driver's ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Rear Seat Passengers It's very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that ... who aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions 1-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. 2. Push the latch ... you can buckle it. 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 1-46. Make sure the release ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely to slide under the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...very quickly out of the retractor. Each position next to the windows in the second row has a shoulder belt height ...adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want ... away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. To unlatch the...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... Position Lap-Shoulder Belt If your vehicle has a bench seat, someone can sit in the center position. When you sit in the center seating position, you have a lap safety belt,..., you must first connect it to the lap belt. 1. Remove the shoulder belt from its stowage location in the roof and ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    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
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...outgrown booster seats and for small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better ...head. There is a guide available for the center passenger position in the second row rear seat. To provide... restraints and booster seats and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    Second Row Center Position For second row center position do the following: 1. Remove the elastic cord from under the head restraint of the second row driver's side position. 2. Attach the elastic cord to the comfort guide on the center passenger shoulder belt. 1-45
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... in a moderate to severe crash in which the front of the vehicle hits something. Pretensioners work only once. If they activate in a crash, you'll need to... choose. Don't let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach it to the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should ... people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle's safety belts. 1-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... belt is very close to the child's face or neck? If the child is sitting in a seat next to a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger position, move the child toward the safety belt ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    {CAUTION: 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 ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    Infants and Young Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all... provided by appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle's adult safety belts alone... During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold CAUTION: (Continued) 1-50
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... 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 ... the protection that a child restraint system can provide. it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5,5 kg) baby ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    .... Selection of a particular restraint should take into consideration not only the child's weight, height and age but also whether ... have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...hip bones are still so small that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may settle ...restraints. An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... 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 harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. 1-54
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... any device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position children. A built-in child ..., shelf-like shield that swings up or to the side. A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the...ve-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if ...If you secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, always move ...if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We, therefore, recommend that child ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... work, a top strap must be properly anchored to the vehicle. Some top strap-equipped child ... always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours .... Ask the child restraint manufacturer whether or not a kit is available. In Canada, the law requires that...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed. If... second row center bench seat and need to temporarily transport a flat tire for repair, move the child restraint to a rear seat outboard position. See Securing a Child ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    Second Row Outside Position Bench Seat Second Row Center Position Bench Seat without Third Row Seat 1-59
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    ...oor behind the second row seats. If the vehicle has the extended rear convenience center, you need to remove a plastic plug and look under... center position bench seat. Do not use a child restraint with a top strap in the right front passenger's position, because there is ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... Row Seat Folded Down If the vehicle has a third row seat and the seatback is folded, there ... second row center position bench seat. Third Row Passenger's Side Outside Position There is ...third row passenger's side outside position. Locate the anchor symbol on the flap of carpet behind the seat. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...(LATCH System) This system, designed to make installation of child restraints easier, does not use the vehicle's safety belts. Instead, it uses vehicle anchors (A, B) and child restraint attachments to secure the restraints. Some restraints also ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint. See ″Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position″ in the Index for information on how to secure a child restraint in your vehicle using the vehicle's safety belts. 1-63
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... the child restraint on the seat. 3. Attach the anchor points on the child restraint to the anchors in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show ... the child restraint instructions. 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Put the restraint on the seat 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 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...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child ... 2. Put the restraint on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    .... 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. When you remove the child restraint, be sure to reconnect the lap and shoulder parts of the belt so ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position CAUTION: (Continued) the back of the rear-facing child restraint ... you need to secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, you will be using the lap-shoulder belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    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. 1-70
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... frontal air bag for the right front passenger. Your vehicle may also have a side impact air bag....for the driver and right front passenger. If your vehicle has a side impact air bag for... AIR BAG will appear on the air bag covering on the side of the seatback closest to the door. Frontal air bags are ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Front occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. Frontal air bags for the driver... designed to inflate only in moderate to severe crashes where something hits the side of your vehicle. They aren't designed ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Older Children" or "Infants and Young Children." There is an...malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on page 3-...
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    Where Are the Air Bags? The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-75
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    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. If your vehicle has one, the right front passenger's side impact air bag is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the door. 1-76
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    .... 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 air bag....
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    ... impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant. A side impact air bag will only deploy on the side of the vehicle that is struck. In ...the air bag modules. Frontal air bag modules are located inside the steering wheel and instrument panel. For vehicles with side impact air bags, the air bag ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants...driver's and right front passenger's frontal air bags, and only in moderate to severe side collisions for vehicles with a driver's and right front passenger's...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... 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... inflates, then get fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an air bag deployment, you should seek ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... be there to help you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. • Your vehicle is equipped with two electronic frontal ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...the air bag systems in several places around your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-12. Restraint ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... need to have LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and... frontal air bags have not deployed. The driver and front passenger's safety belt retractor... collision, or if your air bag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle or while you are driving. See Air...
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    ✍ NOTES 1-84
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    Section 2 Features and Controls Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ...2-19 New Vehicle Break-In ...2-19 Ignition Positions ...2-20 Starting Your Engine ...2-21 Engine Coolant Heater ...2-22 Automatic Transaxle Operation ...2-23 Parking ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... Net ...2-44 Cargo Cover ...2-44 Rear Convenience Center ...2-44 Sunroof ...2-48 Vehicle Personalization ...2-49 Memory Seat ...2-49 HomeLink® Transmitter ...2-35 Programming... Overhead Console ...2-39 Floor Console Storage Area ...2-40 Front Armrest Storage Area ...2-40 2-2
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Keys {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition 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. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-3
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... need a new key made. Any new PASS-Key® III key must be programmed before it will start your vehicle. See PASS-Key® III on page 2-17 for ... device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-5. • If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. UNLOCK: Press UNLOCK to unlock only the driver's door. If you press UNLOCK again within five seconds, the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... Information Center (DIC), see DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-64. LOCK: To lock all doors, press LOCK. The LOCK button on the remote keyless entry ... coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. Each vehicle can have a maximum of ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...Insert a flat object, such as a coin, into the slot on the side of the transmitter and twist to separate the halves.... pry the battery out of the transmitter. Do not use the metal flanges to “pop outମ.. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... door from the inside, pull back on the manual lever. To lock either front door from the inside, push the manual lever forward. {CAUTION: Unlocked doors can be dangerous. • Passengers - ... and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle will not open it. You increase the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...switch to unlock all doors. The rear doors do not have power door lock switches. Instead, each rear door has a manual lever that works only that door's lock. If your vehicle has the content theft-deterrent system, the power door lock switch...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... doors at any time, either manually, with the power door lock switches or by pressing LOCK on the remote ... and then open the door from the outside. Rear Door Security Locks Your vehicle is equipped ... that help prevent passengers from opening the rear doors on your vehicle from the inside. To use one ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... unlock the driver's door, if the key is in the ignition when a door is opened. If you leave the key in your vehicle but not in the ignition or if you use the manual door lock, you could still lock the key in the vehicle. Always remember to take the key with you. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... vehicle is equipped with a liftgate release touchpad, located on the inner side of the liftgate handle. To open ... up on the liftgate handle. If your vehicle has a remote keyless entry transmitter... the REAR button on the transmitter, then open the liftgate manually by lifting up on the liftgate handle...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Windows {CAUTION: 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
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... lower the window normally. Press the rear of any passenger window switch and that window will open. Press the front of any switch to close the...window, press and hold the front of the switch. Switches on the driver's door armrest control each of the windows when the ignition is in ON...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    .... You can also remove them from the center mount and swing them to the side. There may ... mirror. The lamps will come on when you open the cover. Theft-Deterrent Systems Vehicle theft is big business, ... impossible to steal. While armed, the doors will not unlock with the power door lock switch. Once ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... lock the doors while any door or the liftgate is open and the key is removed from the ignition. The security light will start flashing to let you know the ...doors. The security light will come on for 30 seconds and then start flashing to let you know the system is armed. Within...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... will not work and fuel will stop being delivered to the engine. Anyone using a trial-and-error method to start the vehicle will be ... number of electrical key codes. When trying to start the vehicle if the engine does not start and the SECURITY message comes on, the key may have a damaged transponder...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... page 5-109. If the engine still does not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If your vehicle..., only a GM dealer can service PASS-Key® III to have new keys made. To ... and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service. 3. After the engine has ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    Starting and Operating Your Vehicle New Vehicle Break-In Notice: Your vehicle does not need ... first 500 miles (805 km). Do not make full-throttle starts. • Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles (322 km)... you get new brake linings. • If you have all-wheel drive, keep your speed at 55 ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...turn the steering wheel. Use ACCESSORY if you must have your vehicle in motion ... your vehicle is being pushed or towed. C (ON): This is the position that the switch returns to after you start your ... starts, release the key. The ignition switch will return to ON for normal driving. If the engine is not...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... is turned to OFF and none of the doors are opened. 2. If the engine doesn't start in 10 seconds, ... Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Your engine won't start in any other position ... your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... engine coolant heater can help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, ...coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. At temperatures above 32°F (0°C), use of the coolant heater is not required. {CAUTION: ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... (P): This gear position locks your front wheels. It is the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle cannot move easily. ... the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow on page 4-32. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine does not connect with the wheels. To restart when you are already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...or AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D) instead of SECOND (2). Notice: If your vehicle seems to start up rather slowly, or if it seems not to shift gears as you go faster, something may...be wrong with a transaxle system sensor. If you drive very far that way, your vehicle can be damaged. So,...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    Parking Brake The parking brake is located on the driver's side under the instrument panel. To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal ... the parking brake pedal as you did when you set the parking brake.) When you remove your foot from the parking brake pedal, it will pop up to the...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...into PARK (P), do the following: {CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) ... locked into PARK (P). 2.2. Move the lever up as far as it will go. 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...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift the transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the gear you want. 5. Have the system fixed as soon as you can. 2-29
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... or exhaust system had been modified improperly. If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle: • Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and • Have your vehicle fixed immediately. {CAUTION: Things that ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Do...parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle will not move. See Shifting ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror To reduce glare from lights behind you, pull the lever toward you...position, push the lever away from you. The mirror's two outer buttons operate the lights on the bottom sides of the... each mirror so you can see the side of your vehicle and the area behind your vehicle....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... security, information and convenience services. A complete OnStar® user's guide and the terms and conditions of the OnStar® Subscription Service Agreement are included in your vehicle's glove box... Service Agreement can be found at www.onstar.com. Outside Heated Mirrors If your vehicle has...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... You can upgrade or extend your OnStar® service plan to meet your needs. Luxury ... • Emergency Services • Roadside Assistance • Stolen Vehicle Assistance • AccidentAssist • Remote Door Unlock ...All Safe and Sound Plan services • Route Support • RideAssist • Information and Convenience ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... and modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment... not use the HomeLink® Transmitter with any garage door opener that does not have the "stop and reverse" feature. This includes any garage door opener model manufactured...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... buttons, releasing only when the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. Do not hold ...been completed. Some entry gates and garage door openers may require you to substitute Step... following to complete the programming of a rolling-code equipped device (most commonly, a garage door opener).
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer. You will have 30 seconds to start Step 8. 8. Return to the vehicle. Firmly press and hold the ... sequence a second time, and depending on the brand of the garage door opener (or other rolling code device), repeat this ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button. Do not release the button. 2. The indicator light will begin to ...after 20 seconds. 2. Release both buttons. Do not hold for longer than 30 seconds. ...2 under "Programming HomeLink®." Individual buttons can not be erased, but they can be reprogrammed. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... If your vehicle has captain's chairs, there are cupholders on the sides of the seats. If your vehicle has a stowable seat, there are cupholders in the center of the seat. Storage Compartment To open the storage compartment, located at the front of the overhead console, press the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... of your vehicle. One is on the passenger’s side, two are on the driver’s side and one is on the floor by the tailgate. To remove the covers, lift up on the tabs. If your vehicle has the 10-speaker system, the compartment on the passengerମ.
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... you try to carry something on top of your vehicle that is longer or wider than the luggage carrier - ... have a collision, and of course damage your vehicle. You may be able to carry something like... Notice: Damage may be caused to the roof of your vehicle if anything is placed directly on the roof. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...carrier that weighs more than 220 lbs (100 kg) or hangs over the rear or sides of the vehicle may damage your vehicle. Load cargo so that... can then tie it down. Cargo containers must be loaded on the crossrails only. Your luggage carrier has release levers within the end of each crossrail support. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...bag in the glove box. To adjust the crossrails, lift the release levers on each side to unlock them. Slide the crossrails forward or backward, as... in the glovebox labeled "tool kit-acsry". 2. Use the tool to remove the screw located in the side rail assembly in front of the front crossrail. 2-43
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... has a cargo cover, you can use it to cover items in the rear of the vehicle. Remove the cover from its pouch and place the loops found on each corner of the cover, over the four pegs in each corner of the rear if the vehicle. When it is not in use, fold up the cover and return it to the pouch...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...bin. The center lid will also need to be opened. 4. Remove the two nuts from inside the rear storage ...rear storage bin and remove it from the rear of the vehicle. 6. Remove the two nuts inside the forward ... sure that all items have been removed from the rear of the vehicle. 2. Remove the carpeted mat ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... the two nuts from inside the storage bin. 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 the bin is removed to secure the seat. 4. Lift the storage bin and remove it ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    Replacing the Rear Convenience Center on Vehicles with the Third Row Stowable Seat 1. Make sure that all items have been removed from the rear of the vehicle. 2. Lift the bin into the back of the vehicle. Align the bin over the rear ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Sunroof If your vehicle has a sunroof, the switch is located between the sun visors. The sunroof switch will only work when the ... the rear of the switch, the express-open operation will be overridden. To close the glass panel, press and hold the front of the switch until the glass panel stops. 2-48
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    Vehicle Personalization Memory Seat If your vehicle has this feature, the controls are located on the driver's door panel and are used ... power seat controls located on the outboard side of the driver's seat. If your vehicle is equipped with a Driver Information Center ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ✍ NOTES 2-50
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... Change Engine Oil Message ...3-53 Low Tire Message ...3-54 Door Ajar Warning Message ...3-54 Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message ...3-54 ... ...3-6 Other Warning Devices ...3-7 Horn ...3-7 Tilt Wheel ...3-7 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...3-8 Exterior Lamps ...3-14 Interior Lamps ...3-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...System ...3-113 Rear Seat Audio (RSA) ...3-126 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3-128 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-129 DVD Distortion ...3-129 Understanding Radio ... Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States) ...3-132 Service Vehicle Soon Message ...3-57 Program Mode Message ...3-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ✍ NOTES 3-3
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    .... See Instrument Panel Cluster on page 3-40. E. Shift Lever. See Automatic Transaxle Operation on page 2-23. F. ... System. See Audio System(s) on page 3-73. H. Audio Steering Wheel Controls. See Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 3-129. I. Head-Up Display Switch and Driver Information Center (DIC) ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... your key is in, and even if the key isn't in. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press the .... Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ..., you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle. To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel and ... room when 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 column. Then move the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...ash in the direction of the turn or lane change. The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following:... change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there... you complete your lane change. The lever will return by itself when you release it. As you...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... the band to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after one... delayed wiping cycles, you can set the wiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes. This ...delay time. LO: For steady wiping cycles at low speed, turn the band away from you to the LO position....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ..., unless your wipers were already on. In that case, the wipers will resume the wiper speed you selected earlier. Push the wiper symbol on the top ... is released, the wiper will continue to cycle three more times. There is only one washer fluid reservoir for the front and rear windshield wipers. See ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... and go into cruise when you do not want to. You could be startled and even ... such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise ... If your vehicle is in cruise control when the traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... are two ways to increase speed while using cruise control: • Press the SET button at the end of the lever until you reach the lower speed you want, then release...Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. Press the SET button at the end of the lever, then release the button ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, your vehicle will slow down to the cruise control speed you set earlier. Ending Cruise Control There are ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Exterior Lamps The control on the left side of the steering column operates the exterior lamps. < (Parking Lamps): Turning the control... off all lamps and lights during the day except for the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). If the driver's door is opened and you turn the ignition to OFF while leaving...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... dawn and before sunset. Fully functional daytime running lamps are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada. A light sensor on top of the instrument panel makes the DRL work, so be sure it is not covered. The DRL system will make your reduced ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... to low beam, the fog lamps will come back on. Using your high beams in fog is not recommended. Instrument Panel Brightness Press the knob to extend it. Turn the knob to adjust the instrument panel brightness. Press the knob in when not in use. 3-16
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... lamps. DOOR: Turn the control to this position to turn on the interior lamps while any door is opened and while the ignition key is removed from the ignition. ON: Turn the control to this position to turn on the interior lamps. After 30 seconds, the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... on the remote keyless entry transmitter • Press the front of the power door lock switch • Turn the ignition to ON When any door is opened, entry lighting ... keyless entry transmitter • Press the front of the power door lock switch If your vehicle is equipped with the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... when the following conditions are met: The vehicle is in PARK (P) The key is out of the ignition The interior lamp control is in the DOOR position All of the ... on the remote keyless entry transmitter • Press the front of the power door lock switch If your vehicle is equipped with the Driver ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... next to each lamp. These lamps will come on each time you open the doors, if the interior lamp control is in the ON or ...lamp is located in the rear of the vehicle, above the liftgate opening. It comes on automatically each time you open the doors, if the interior lamp control is in the DOOR position...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...field of view. If your vehicle has the HUD, it can display the speedometer reading in English or... appear as an image focused out toward the front of your vehicle. The HUD is capable of displaying English or...English to metric. • Rear Window Wiper/Washer. See Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    .... • Turn Signal Indicators. See Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-8. • Low Brake Fluid Warning. See Low ...• High-Beam Indicator. See Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-8. • Low-Fuel Warning Message. See Low Fuel Warning Message on page 3-56. The Head-Up Display also displays ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    .... To adjust the HUD so you can see it properly, do the following: 1. Start your engine and turn the dimmer knob to the desired HUD ..., but remains in full view straight ahead near the front bumper. The HUD image can only be adjusted up and down, not side-to-side. 4. To turn the image off, turn the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    When you first start the vehicle the display will show BUICK and the Buick logo for a few seconds. If it is cold outside, this display may stay ... is moved into REVERSE (R) and the vehicle speed is less than 3 mph (5 km/h). Four ultrasonic sensors located at the rear bumper ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... driver must check carefully before backing up. The system does not operate above typical backing speeds of 3 mph (5 km/h) while parking. And, the system does not detect objects that are more than 5 feet (1.5 meters) behind the vehicle. So, unless you check carefully ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...Work Properly The light may flash red when the vehicle is in REVERSE (R) if the ultrasonic sensors are not kept clean. So be sure to keep your rear bumper free...level. In order for the rear sensors to recognize an object, it must be within detection range behind the vehicle. 3-26
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... the floor console below the vents. The other is located in the rear of the vehicle on the driver's side behind the access door. Pull the cover down to use an ... equipment. Notice: Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty. Do not hang any ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... while it is heating will not allow the lighter to back away from the heating element when it is hot. Damage from overheating may occur to the lighter or heating element, or a fuse could be blown. Do not ... ignite them and possibly damage your vehicle. Never put flammable items in the ashtray....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... most of the air to the floor outlets. Use this mode to send air to the rear of the vehicle. Keep the area under the front seats free of objects that could obstruct airflow to the rear of the vehicle. The right knob can also be used to select defog ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... adjustments to help with fuel economy while still maintaining the selected temperature. On hot days, open ... air-conditioning system removes moisture from the air, so you may sometimes notice a small ...mode to clear the windows of fog or moisture and warm the passengers. Use the defrost mode to remove ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. - (Defog): This mode directs air... while in the defrost mode. Do not drive the vehicle until all the windows are clear. < REAR: ...and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license,...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... most of the air to the floor outlets. Use this mode to send air to the rear of the vehicle. Keep the area under the front seats free of objects that could obstruct airflow to the rear of the vehicle. The right knob can also be used to select defog ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... and passenger's temperature levers to increase or decrease the air temperature inside your vehicle. On hot days, open the windows to let hot inside air escape; ... off. The air-conditioning system removes moisture from the air, so you may sometimes notice a small amount of water ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. < REAR: Press this button to ..., and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license, ... while in the defrost mode. Do not drive the vehicle until all the windows are clear. 3-34
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...comfortable setting. Choosing the coldest 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 your vehicle until warmer air is available. Then, as...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...most of the air to the floor outlets. Use this mode to send air to the rear of the vehicle. Keep the area under the front seats free of objects that could obstruct airflow to the rear of the vehicle. The MODE button can also be used to select defog ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... adjustments to help with fuel economy while still maintaining the selected temperature. On hot days, open the ... air-conditioning system removes moisture from the air, so you may sometimes notice a small amount ... while in the defrost mode. Do not drive the vehicle until all the windows are clear. 3-37
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... warming grid, and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license, tape, a ... may adversely affect the performance of the system. • Keep the path under the front seats clear of objects to help circulate the air inside your vehicle more effectively. 3-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As you ...some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know ... should not be alarmed when this happens. Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel 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 ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... Canadian odometer will remain in metric units only. Your vehicle has a tamper-resistant odometer. ... driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. If your vehicle is... if they are not currently displayed. A Canadian trip odometer will remain in metric units only. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... you began driving. (If you use the retro-active reset feature after you have started the vehicle, but before you begin moving, the ... will accumulate mileage. For example, if you have driven 5.0 miles (8,0 km) since you started your vehicle, and then activate the retro-active reset ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... light will come on. This light will come on when you start your vehicle, and it will flash for a few seconds. ... electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensor, the air bag modules, the wiring, ... after you start your vehicle, it means the air bag system may not be working properly....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...xed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. This light should come on briefly when you turn ...to stop. If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service. See Anti-Lock Brake System ... road and stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service. United States Canada 3-44
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... on longer than normal after you've started your engine, turn the ignition off. Or, if... as possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light ... on and stays on for an extended period of time when the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service. 3-45
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Malfunction Indicator Lamp Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light... States Canada United States Canada Your vehicle is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission control systems. This gage shows ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated ..., exhaust, intake or fuel system of your vehicle or the replacement of the original tires with other than ... has been detected on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. 3-47...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... changed brands of fuel? If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 5-4. Poor fuel quality will cause your engine not to ...as designed. You may notice this as stalling after start-up, stalling when you put the vehicle into gear, misfiring, ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...you need to know in order to help your vehicle pass 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 (...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... are normal and do not indicate that anything is wrong with the fuel gage. Service Traction System Warning Message..., there may be a problem with your traction control system. Your vehicle may need service. When this message is displayed, the traction control system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... message will appear when the traction control system is limiting wheel spin. You may feel or hear the ... after the traction control system stops limiting wheel spin. This message will come on when your engine gets ... engine coolant has overheated. If you have been operating your vehicle under normal ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...on while you are driving, you may have a problem with the charging system. It could indicate that you have problems with a generator drive belt, or another electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while... lets you know when you may have a problem with your engine oil pressure. 3-52
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Lack of proper engine ... repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing ... message comes on and stays on after you started the engine, have the oil changed. For additional ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    Low Tire Message Door Ajar Warning Message United States Canada United States Canada Your vehicle may... page 3-45. This message will come on when the ignition is turned to ON or START and the driver's or passenger's door is open. Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message United States Canada This...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-Key® ... rear differential fluid is overheating. This message will go out when the differential fluid cools. The all-wheel drive system will be disabled until the compact spare tire is replaced by a ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...Washer Fluid on page 5-37 for adding washer fluid instructions. If the warning message is still on after adding ... stays on, see your dealer. If your fuel is low, the warning message will come on and stay .... If the warning message is still on after adding fuel, you need to reset the warning message. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    Low Brake Fluid Warning Message Service Vehicle Soon Message United States Canada ... brakes need attention. You should have your vehicle serviced immediately. See Brake System Warning ... the vehicle's components, this message will come on. These problems may not be obvious and may affect vehicle ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... States Canada If you receive this message, your vehicle is in program mode. If your ... your vehicle's customization features. See DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-64 for more information.... "Battery Replacement" under Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-5 for instructions. 3-58
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...you receive this message, one or both of the vehicle's parking lamp bulbs needs replacement. See Bulb Replacement on page 5-50 for bulb replacement instructions. If you receive this message, one or both of the vehicle's high-beam headlamp bulbs needs replacement. See Bulb Replacement on page 5-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... the vehicle is driving. The compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is new, the calibration process may not be complete. In these cases, the calibration symbol C will be displayed ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    Manual Compass Calibration If the compass appears erratic and the calibration symbol does not appear, you must manually put the compass into the calibration ... HOLD SET TO CHANGE: This display mode will be displayed when you are manually calibrating the system. The current zone number for ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    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 BUICK appears in the...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    .... AVG SPEED (Average Speed): The average speed display will show your average speed from when you first started your vehicle. To reset the average speed, press and ... mode for more than three seconds, the display will turn off. Press the MODE button to start the DIC. 3-63
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... you unlock your vehicle using your key instead of your transmitter, the DIC will not change drivers and your vehicle will recall the information from the... the message center as an indication that your vehicle is ready to begin programming. 5. Follow the instructions given by the DIC. 3-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Interior Lighting Delay ... following modes: OFF: This feature will not illuminate the interior of your vehicle when all of the doors are closed. ON: This feature will continue ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. DOOR:... on for about 25 seconds when any door is opened. Interior lighting on will not occur while the ignition ... until the arrow is before KEY OUT or DOOR. The mode you selected is now set....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... program your vehicle to one of the following modes: 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 your driver's door will unlock. ALL: When the shift lever is put in...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... or the remote keyless entry transmitter while any door is opened, you will hear three chimes and the doors will not lock. Five ... programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. • Cancel the delayed ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...unlock. ALL: All doors will unlock with every press of UNLOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter. Your vehicle was originally programmed ... exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Unlock Feedback The unlock ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. LIGHTS and HORN: ... exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Lock Feedback The ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...vehicle is programmed or to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" ... "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Follow the instructions for programming SEAT RECALL to ON listed previously. 3. Press the MODE...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... the following modes: ON: The passengers side outside rearview mirror will tilt down towards the curb when the vehicle is shifted to REVERSE ... vehicle is programmed or to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... dealer and be sure to check federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. ... out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory ... TIME UPDATED appears on the display. If the time is not available from the station, NO UPDATE will appear ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...radio can do the following: XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States) XM™ is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels including music,..., including song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...): Turn this knob to increase or to decrease the volume. SCV (Speed-Compensated Volume): With SCV, your audio ... choice allows for more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. Then, as you drive, SCV ... the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any speed. The volume level should always sound ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    Setting Preset Stations The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2 and six AM, six XM1 and six XM2 (48 contiguous US states, if equipped), by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press BAND to select FM1...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... show how the sound is balanced. To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, push and release ... turn the AUDIO knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers. A bar graph with indicators will ... either SEEK arrow once. If the PTY is not displayed, press either SEEK arrow ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... switch to other stations. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service. RDS Messages ALERT!: Alert warns of local or national ... not be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (Information): If ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... on the display and TRAF is not, you can then press the TRAF button to remove the brackets or use the TUNE knob or the SEEK arrows to go to a station that supports traffic ... station broadcasts traffic announcements. This function does not apply to XM™ Satellite Radio Service. 3-79
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. XM™ Radio Messages... message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. No ... channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service CH Off Air 3-80
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... be swapped between vehicles. If you receive this message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. No Info No Info No Info No Info Not Found XM Locked Artist Name/Feature not available Song/Program Title not ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...Radio ID Condition Radio ID label (channel 0) Radio ID not known (should only be if hardware failure) Hardware failure Action Required If you tune to channel... 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate your service. If you receive this message when you tune to channel 0,...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... CD symbol will be displayed. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. If... player. When you turn on the ignition or radio, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected ... ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    © SEEK ¨: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track if more than eight ... and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be ...it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. Z (Eject): Press this button to eject a CD. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Listening to a DVD Your vehicle may have a Rear Seat Entertainment System. If your ...is available and can be listened through your vehicles speakers. To listen to the DVD, press the CD button ...Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...Channel Number/Channel Name. XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States) XM™ is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels including music,... including song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...the display flashes. The selected display will now be the default. The radio will seek and scan only to the stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal. Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, or AM, ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... graph with indicators will show how the sound is balanced. To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, push and release AUDIO until FADE ... on the display. Then turn the AUDIO knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers. A bar graph with indicators will show how the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... PTY is displayed, press either SEEK arrow once. If the PTY is not displayed, press either SEEK arrow twice to display the ... hold BAND for two seconds. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service. 3-89
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO ...TRAF button to remove the brackets or use the TUNE knob or the SEEK arrows to go to a station that supports... traffic announcements. This function does not apply to XM™ Satellite Radio Service. 3-90...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. XM™ Radio Messages... message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. No ... channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service CH Off Air 3-91
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... security purposes, XM receivers cannot be swapped between vehicles. If you receive this message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. If you tune to...radio ID label. This label is needed to activate your service. No Info No Info No Info No Info Not Found ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    .... 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 do for the radio. The display will...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... then go on to the next selection. The cassette tape will only scan forward. Press either SEEK arrow... cannot turn the tape hubs. Remove the tape. Hold the tape with the open end down and try...down and provide it to your dealers when reporting the problem. Z (Eject): Press this button to eject a tape....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... player. When you turn on the ignition or radio, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected ...ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add ...symbol will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... next track, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next track. The CD will only scan forward. Press either SEEK arrow again to stop scanning. BAND: ...the radio. Z (Eject): © SEEK ¨: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track if more than eight seconds have played. Press the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...following reasons: Listening to a DVD Your vehicle may have a Rear Seat Entertainment System. If your ...and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be... displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-97
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...radio can do the following: XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States) XM™ is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels including music,..., including song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... setting will allow for more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. Then, as you drive, automatic ... the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise at any speed. The volume level should always sound the... station and stay there. The radio will seek only to stations that are in the selected band and ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... preset station. Press either SCAN arrow again to stop scanning presets. The radio will scan only to stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal. 5. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep. Whenever...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... talk, pop, rock, and classical. To return to the manual mode (CUSTOM), press the AUTO EQ ... CUSTOM appears on the display. Then you will be able to manually adjust the bass, midrange, and treble ...display. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers. To adjust the balance and ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... and then on again, the alternate frequency feature will automatically be turned on. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service. Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only) The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite PTYs. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... not be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, INFO will... three seconds. To scroll through the message at your own speed, press the INFO button repeatedly. A new group of ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... displayed when the radio has not been calibrated properly for the vehicle. You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when ... system has locked up. You must return to the dealership for service. XM™ Radio Messages Radio Display Message XL (...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... Condition Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Action Required Your.... This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer assigned. Tune to...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... you receive this message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. If you tune to... radio ID label. This label is needed to activate your service. If you receive this message when you tune ...Radio ID label (channel 0) Radio ID not known (should only be if hardware failure) ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add paper... could get caught in the CD player. Do not play 3 inch CDs without a standard adapter... begin to play automatically. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...be activated each time you play a CD. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. REMOVE CD will be displayed. You can now remove...button to eject a CD after you have tried to push it in manually. The receivers 25-second eject timer will reset at each ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... set whenever you play a CD. For more information on AUTO EQ, see "AUTO EQ" listed previously in this section. sSEEK t: Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current track, if more than ten seconds have passed. Press the right arrow to go to the next track. If you hold an arrow or ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... See "LOAD CD" listed previously in this section for more information. 2. Check to see that the CD 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 off. 3-110
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...LIST button. One beep will be heard and S-LIST will be removed from the display. CD Messages CHECK CD: ... try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be... displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-111
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    Listening to a DVD Your vehicle may have a Rear Seat Entertainment System. If your vehicle... is available and can be listened through your vehicles speakers. To listen to the DVD, press the CD AUX ... Navigation/Radio Display and Controls If your vehicle has the navigation system, the display screen is ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...want to listen to, and XM™ Satellite Radio Service capabilities (48 contiguous US States).... on how to use this system, see the "Navigation System" manual. Headphones The entertainment system includes two ...You Drive The RSE is designed for rear seat passengers only. The driver cannot safely view...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... 3. Tighten the screw on the battery compartment door. If the headphones are to be stored for a long period of time, remove the batteries, and keep them..., do the following: 1. Loosen the screw on the battery compartment door located on the left side of the headphone earpiece. 2. Replace the two AAA ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...s Speakers • Rear Seat Audio (RSA) Jacks (if equipped). Plug the wired headphones (not included) into the jacks on the RSA system. Only one audio source can be heard through the vehicles speakers at a time. You can listen to the entertainment ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...on the remote control. See "Remote Control" later in this section for more information. The DVD player is only compatible with DVDs of the appropriate region code for the country that the vehicle was sold in. On some DVD jackets, you will see...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...beginning of the DVD. s (Play/Pause): Press this button to start play of a DVD or CD. Press this button ...produced by some DVDs and to improve the audio quality. z (Display Control Button): Y (Eject): Press ... making a selection press enter. This button only operates when using a DVD. Press this button...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... finished. If the DVD does not begin playing at the main title, refer to the on-screen instructions. Stopping and Resuming Playback... into the loading slot. The DVD player will continue loading the disc and the player will automatically start if the vehicle is in run, accessory, or RAP. If a disc is...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...control. If a disc is ejected from the player, but not removed, the DVD player will reload the disc ...sure the remote control's batteries are not weak or discharged. Objects blocking the line of sight will affect ... may damage it, and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Store the remote...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... by some DVDs, and to improve the audio quality. e (Sound): This button moves to the next language... this button to call-up a menu that will operate only when a DVD is playing. The format and content..., press this button again. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... Press this button to exit the current menu and to move to the previous menu. This button will operate only when a DVD is playing and/or a menu is active. Press this button to start play of a DVD or CD. Press this button while a DVD is playing to pause it. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...Audio Language, TV Aspect, TV Mode, and Dynamic Range Compression. Not all DVDs support all the feature defaults in the setup menus. In the event a particular feature is not supported, defaults will be provided by the DVD media. Exit the setup menu by pressing...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    Tips and Trouble Problem No power. Recommended Action The ignition may not be in run, accessory or RAP. The parental control button might...toggle between the DVD player and the auxiliary source. The disc is upside down or is not compatible. Problem No sound. Disc will not play. The ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...play button but the remote control to sometimes the DVD starts resume where the DVD where I left off,...and left off. Press the stop sometimes at the button twice to start the beginning. DVD at the beginning... to the menu the DVD will start from where it left off, even if the stop button was only pressed...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... on the DVD player. Do not attempt to force or remove the disc from the player. If the problem persists, return to your dealer for further assistance... the video screen with a soft cloth that is slightly damp with water. Problem Sometimes the cordless headphone audio cuts out or buzzes...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... CDs. However, the rear seat passengers can only control the music sources that the front seat passengers are not listening to. For example, rear seat passengers may listen ... always have priority over the RSA controls. If the front seat passengers switch the source for the main radio to ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...if equipped). If the front passengers are already listening to the radio, the RSA controller will not switch ... there. The SEEK button is inactive if the front radio is in use. The following functions are controlled ... on the CD. Press the down arrow to go to the start of the current track if more than ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    P.SET PROG (Preset Program): The front passengers must be listening to something different for each of these functions to work: ... 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 be ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    Audio Steering Wheel Controls If your vehicle has this feature, you can control ... radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. Q SEEK R: Press the up arrow to seek to ...will scan preset stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal. Press this button again ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... Tape Player A tape player that is not cleaned regularly can cause reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes,...FM Stereo FM stereo will give you the best sound, but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km).... come and go. XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States) XM™ ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...indicator was reset. Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality may degrade over time. Always make sure... condition before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your CDs and DVDs Handle discs... outside DVD cabinet face and buttons, use only a clean cloth dampened with clean water. 3-131...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... of the windshield, where the headliner ends. If you experience difficulty with remote transmitters, such as a garage door opener, try pointing the device through the very top ... be affected if your sunroof is open. Loading items onto the roof of your vehicle can interfere with the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... ...4-33 Recreational Vehicle Towing ...4-34 Loading Your Vehicle ...4-36 Towing a Trailer ...4-42 Your Driving, the Road, ... ...4-3 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 ...4-13 Off-Road ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... on an important responsibility. This is true for any motor vehicle - passenger car, van, truck, sport... The single most important thing is this: everyone in the vehicle, including the driver, should buckle up... than a person wearing a seat belt. In addition, avoiding excessive speed, sudden or abrupt...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See Safety Belts... both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... four things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle: Many adults - by some estimates, nearly ... way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and ...and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    According to the American Medical Association, a 180 lb (82 kg) person who drinks three 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BAC by drinking three 4 ounce (120 ml) glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each had...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. “I will be careful” is not the right answer. What if there is an ... else about drinking and driving that many people do not know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a personମ.
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking action involves perception...road (wet, dry, icy); tire tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of the vehicle and the amount of brake force applied. Sometimes, as when you are driving on snow...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... States Canada If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, this warning light on the instrument panel will come on briefly when you start your vehicle. When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... brakes and continue braking. Here is what happens with ABS: A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one ... stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each wheel. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... do, the vehicle can not respond to your steering. Momentum will carry it in whatever direction it was headed when the wheels stopped rolling. That could be off the road, into the very... the very best braking. Using Anti-Lock Do not pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down fi...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...slippery road conditions. The system operates only if it senses that one or both of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose ... driving accordingly. The traction control system automatically comes on whenever you start your vehicle. To limit wheel spin, especially in slippery road conditions...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... (AWD), the AWD system operates automatically without any action required by the driver. If the front drive wheels begin to slip, the rear wheels will automatically begin to drive the vehicle as required. There may be a slight engagement noise during hard use ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... you enter the curve, while your front wheels are straight ahead. Try to adjust your speed so you can "drive" ... against the road surface makes it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there is no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going in the same ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in time. ... on page 4-7. It is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. • Watch for traffic signs, ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ....) • When it looks like a chance to pass is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and do not get too close. Time ...vehicle too rapidly. Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. • If you are being passed...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... your foot off the accelerator pedal. If your vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the ... quickly steer the way you want the vehicle to go. If you start steering quickly enough, your ... braking skid, your wheels are not rolling. In the steering or cornering skid, too much speed or steering in a ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... braking skid. If you do not have anti-lock, then in a braking skid (where the wheels are no longer rolling), release enough pressure on the ... brake pedal down steadily when you have to stop suddenly. As long as the wheels are rolling, you will have steering control. Driving at Night...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...to see in dim light - and are not even aware of it. • Slow down, especially on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. • In remote areas, watch ... eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you are driving, do not wear sunglasses at ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...show signs of streaking or missing areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet... wise to go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface may get wet...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your .... But it can if your tires do not have much tread or it the pressure .... Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. There just is not a hard and fast ... cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle. After driving...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you can not avoid deep puddles or ... flowing water can carry away a smaller vehicle. If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Do not ignore police ... your view restricted by road spray. • Have good tires with proper tread depth. See ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    .... Try to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your ... flow. Once you are on the freeway, adjust your speed to the posted limit or to the prevailing rate if it ...over your shoulder to make sure there is not another vehicle in your "blind" spot. 4-24
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    .... If you miss your exit, do not, under any circumstances, stop and back up...is ready to go. If it needs service, have it done before starting out. Of course, you will find experienced and able service experts in ...be well rested. If you must start when you are not fresh - such as after a day's work...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... hypnosis"? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness, ... with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can ..., pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling ... brakes could get so hot that they would not work well. You would then have poor ... or mountains. Do not swing wide or cut across the center of the road. Drive at speeds that let you stay in your own lane. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing... some tips for winter driving: • Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. • You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your vehicle. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... page 4-11. If you don't have a traction system, accelerate gently. Try not to break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. 4-29
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... brakes, if you feel your vehicle begin to slide, let up on the brakes ...if you brake so hard that your wheels stop rolling, you'll just slide. Brake so your wheels always keep rolling and you can... of trees, behind buildings or under bridges. Sometimes the surface of a curve or an overpass may remain...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... your exhaust pipe. And check around again from time to time to be sure snow does not collect there. Open a window just a little on the side of the vehicle that is away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel really uncomfortable from ... wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels too fast while shifting your ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will clear the area around your front wheels. If your vehicle has traction control, you should turn your traction control system off. See Traction Control System (TCS...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... page 4-25. Dinghy Towing Your vehicle was not designed to be towed with all of its wheels on the ground. If you have ...Notice: Towing an all-wheel-drive vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, or even with only two of its wheels on the ground, will damage drivetrain components. Do not tow an all...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. .... Notice: Towing an all-wheel-drive vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, or even with only two of its wheels on the ground, will damage drivetrain components. Do not tow an all-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... Certification/Tire label. Tire and Loading Information Label {CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than ... the center pillar, near the driver's door latch. Vehicles without a center pillar will have the Tire and Loading Information label attached to the driver's door edge. This label ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    If your vehicle does not have the Tire and Loading Information label, the Certification/Tire ... a trailer, the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity for your vehicle. See Towing a ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    Example 1 Example 2 Loading Your Vehicle Item A B C Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 1 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (... lbs (136 kg) 700 lbs. (317 kg) Item A B C Loading Your Vehicle Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) ×...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    Refer to your vehicle’s tire and loading information label for specific information about your vehicle’s capacity weight and seating positions. The combined weight of the driver, passengers, and cargo should never exceed your vehicleମ.
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...(GVWR). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel, and cargo. The Certification/Tire Label also tells you the maximum ... load equally on both sides of the centerline. The Certification/Tire Label is found on the rear edge of the driver's door. 4-40
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle or the GAWR for either the front or rear axle. If you put things inside your vehicle - like ... is a crash, they will keep going. {CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...the sound continues for an extended period of time, your vehicle needs service. Using heavier suspension components to get added durability might not change your ... in costly repairs that would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the instructions in this section and check with...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier ..., having to do with trailering. Make sure your rig will be legal, not only where you live but also where you will be driving....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For example, speed, altitude, road grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a... for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit, MI 48232-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...a trailer, you must add the tongue load to the GVW because your vehicle will be carrying that weight, too. See Loading Your Vehicle on page ...10 percent to 15 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (B). Do not exceed the maximum allowable tongue weight for your vehicle. After you have loaded your ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... the upper limit for cold tires. You will find these numbers on the Certification/Tire Label at the rear edge of the driver's door, or see Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-36. Do not go over the GVW limit for your vehicle, including the weight...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... {CAUTION: If you have a rear-most window open and you pull a trailer with ... longer and not nearly as responsive as your vehicle is by itself. Before you start, check all... connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... you tow a trailer, your vehicle has to have extra wiring. The arrows on your instrument ... behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. It is important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer .... Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer to ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    Driving On Grades Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before you start down a long or steep downgrade. If you do not shift down,... rig could start to move. People can be injured, and both your vehicle and the ... and hold the pedal down while you: • Start your engine. • Shift into a gear. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...you are trailering, it is a good idea to review these sections before you start your trip. Check periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts are tight. Trailer Wiring Harness Your vehicle may have a trailer wiring harness located at the rear of your...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Battery ...5-42 Jump Starting ...5-43 All-Wheel Drive ...5-48 Bulb Replacement ...5-50 Halogen Bulbs ...5-50 Headlamps ...5-50 Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps ...5-52 Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps ...5-52 Taillamps and Back-Up ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Vehicle Identification ...5-107 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-107 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-108 Electrical System ...5-108 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...5-108 Headlamp Wiring ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... some of your own service work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to service your vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-12. Your vehicle has an air bag ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...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 heavy knocking, your engine needs service. Adding Equipment to the Outside of...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...that meet California specifications. If this fuel is not available in states adopting California emissions standards, your vehicle will operate satisfactorily on... If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. Canada Only 5-5
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... help keep fuel injectors and intake valves clean. If your vehicle experiences problems due to... the attendant where you buy gasoline whether the fuel contains MMT. General Motors does not recommend ... this occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for service. Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    Filling Your Tank The fuel cap is located on the driver's side of the vehicle. {CAUTION: Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can ... materials away from fuel. Do not leave the fuel pump unattended when refueling your vehicle - this is against the law in some places. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    While refueling, hang the fuel cap inside the fuel door by placing the fuel cap tether in the ...all the way. Be careful not to spill fuel. Don't top off or overfill your tank, and .... See Malfunction Indicator Lamp on page 3-46. To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    Filling a Portable Fuel Container {CAUTION: If a fire starts while you are refueling, do not remove the nozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel by shutting off the pump or by notifying the station attendant. Leave the area immediately. The malfunction indicator lamp (SERVICE ENGINE ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield...a hot engine. {CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... following: 1. Pull the hood release handle, located under the instrument panel on the driver's side of the vehicle. 2. At the front of the vehicle, pull up on the center of the hood, and push the secondary hood release to the right. 3. Lift the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    Engine Compartment Overview When you lift the hood, you'll see these items: 5-12
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-109. B. Remote Positive (+) Terminal. See Jump Starting on page 5-43. C. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir. See Power Steering Fluid on ... Air Cleaner/Filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-19. L. Coolant Recovery Tank. See Engine Coolant on page 5-23. 5-13
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground...a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. 5-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... the right kind. This section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 5-115. Notice: Do not add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level gets above the cross-hatched area that shows the proper operating ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...GM6094M. You should look for and use only an oil that meets GM Standard GM6094M..., SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle. However, if it is going to be 0°F (-18°C) or above and SAE 5W-30 is not available, you may use SAE... container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils such...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... 0W-30 oil. Both will provide easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at ... GM6094M and have the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. Notice: Use only engine oil identified ... to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty. Do not ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... calculates when to change your engine oil and filter based on vehicle use. Anytime your oil is changed, reset the system so ...seconds. 3. Turn the key to OFF. If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    .... 4. Turn the key to OFF. If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure. ... a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To inspect the air cleaner/filter, remove the filter from the vehicle and lightly shake the filter to release loose ...lter off can cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air, it helps to stop flame if the engine backfires. If it is not ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... this done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or... and fall on hot engine or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little fluid could cause the ... in taxi, police or delivery service If you do not use your vehicle under any of...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...running. 2. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. With your foot on the brake pedal,...seconds in each range. Then, position the shift lever in PARK (P). 4. Let the engine run at idle ...pull it back out again. 3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRON® -III is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. 3. After adding fluid, recheck the fl.... The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 5-26....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... to improve the system. These can be harmful. {CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous...., drinkable water and DEX-COOL® coolant. Checking Coolant The coolant recovery tankr is located on the driver's side of the vehicle, above the engine air cleaner/filter. See ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... line up with the overflow tube on the radiator filler neck. The radiator pressure cap is located at the front of the engine compartment on the passenger's side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...See "Engine Oil" in the Index. Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode This emergency operating mode allows your vehicle to be driven to a safe place in an emergency situation. If an overheated engine condition exists, an overheat 5-26
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... 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 Operating Mode" in the Index for information on driving...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get ...this 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...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...will see: {CAUTION: 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 ... the coolant recovery tank is boiling, do not do anything else until it cools down. The vehicle should be parked...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... months, whichever occurs first. Any repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always use DEX-COOL®(...and other engine parts, can be very hot. Do not touch them. If you do, you ...running. If the engine is overheating, both fans should be running. If they are not, your vehicle needs service. 5-30
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you have not found a problem yet, but the coolant level is not at or above the ... and the proper coolant mixture. {CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can ... get too hot but you would not get the overheat warning. Your engine could ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    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 is one ... - even a little - they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... pressure cap, but now push down as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper ... cap slowly counterclockwise until it first stops. Do not press down while turning the pressure cap. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    Housing Bypass Tube 3. After 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 fi...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 7. By this ... this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the filler neck, reinstall the pressure cap. Be sure the arrows on the pressure cap line up like this. 5-35
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    Power Steering Fluid 9. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 10. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank. The power steering fluid reservoir is located to the right of the windshield washer fluid reservoir, at the back of the engine compartment. 5-36
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. See Engine ... you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...until the tank is full. • Fill your washer fluid tank only three-quarters full when it's very cold. This allows for expansion if freezing occurs, ...• When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. • Don't mix water with ready-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...uid when you get new brake linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. {CAUTION:... others could be burned, and your vehicle could be damaged. Add brake fluid only when work is done on the brake hydraulic ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12. ...paint finish can be damaged. Be careful not to spill brake fluid on your vehicle. If you do, wash it off immediately. See ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... is wrong with your brakes. Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help prevent brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel nuts in the proper sequence to GM torque specifications. Brake linings should always be ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... approved GM replacement parts. If you do not, your brakes may no longer work ... Storage If you are not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more, remove the black, negative ...be badly hurt if you are not careful. See Jump Starting on page 5-43 for tips on working around a battery without getting ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to follow the steps below to do it safely.... parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump starting procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... (+) and negative (−) terminals on each vehicle. You will not need to access your battery for jump starting. Your vehicle has a remote positive (+) jump starting terminal for that purpose. The terminal is located under a tethered cap at the front of the underhood fuse and relay ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...go to positive (+) or to a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. Negative (−) will go to a heavy,...engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle has one. Don't connect positive .... Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 7. Don't let the other ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... the chance of sparks getting back to the battery is much less. 10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine 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. 5-46
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Remove the jumper cables in the correct order, making sure ... from the other vehicle. 5. Return the remote positive (+) terminal cover to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal 5-47
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    All-Wheel Drive If you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure to perform the lubricant checks described in this section. However, they have two additional... See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4. To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. If the level is below...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... 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 .... See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12. How to Check Lubricant To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. 5-49
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... the headlamp retaining clip partway, but do not remove. Halogen Bulbs {CAUTION: Halogen bulbs ... and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 3. Undo the wing stud on the upper, outboard side of the lamp assembly. 4. Unsnap the headlamp assembly by pulling it forward, away from the vehicle. 5....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    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 ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... original position. 14. Reinstall the wing stud. Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps 1. Open the liftgate. 2. Remove the two screws on the inboard taillamp panel. Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps To replace the front turn signal...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... forward to set the position. 10. Reinstall the screws removed in Step 2. 11. Close the liftgate. Taillamps and... taillamps and back-up lamps. 1. Open the liftgate. 2. Remove the panel inside the liftgate by lifting ... tabs and pulling the panel off. 3. Remove the seven wing nuts and the four outboard ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... on the liftgate. 12. Gently lift the liftgate. 13. Reinstall the seven wing nuts and the four outboard nuts. 14. Reinstall the ... so that the tabs hook over the tab on the bulb. For any bulb not listed here contact your dealer. Lamp Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps Headlamps High-Beam Headlamps Low-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    .... See "Wiper Blade Check" under Owner Checks and Services on page 6-8 for more information. Replacement blades come in different types... at the outer positions of the wipe pattern. The blades are more accessible for removal/replacement while in this position. 3. Pull the windshield wiper arm away ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    .... 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. 4. Push the new wiper blade securely on the wiper arm until you hear the release clip "click" into place. 5. Push the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    Tires Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty booklet for details. For additional information refer to the tire manufacturer's booklet included ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    Tire Sidewall Labeling Useful information about a tire is molded into it's sidewall. The examples below show a typical passenger car tire and a compact spare tire sidewall. Passenger Car Tire Example 5-58
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ..., aspect ratio, construction type and service description. See the "Tire Size" illustration later in ...The TIN is molded onto both sides of the tire, although only one side may have the ...and temperature resistance. For more information see Uniform Tire Quality Grading on page 5-71. (G) Maximum Cold...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...000 miles (5 000 km) and should not be driven at speeds over 65 mph (105 km/h). The compact spare tire is ...The TIN is molded onto both sides of the tire, although only one side may have the ...carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-98 and...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ...; and the letter "B" means belted-bias ply construction. (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service Description: These characters represent the load range and the speed rating of a tire. The load range represents ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ...can also identify the tire manufacturer, production plant, brand and date of production. GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating,..., see Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-36. Intended Outboard Sidewall: The side of an asymmetrical tire that must always face outward when mounted on a vehicle. Kilopascal (kPa): ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...particular side that faces outward when mounted on a vehicle. The side of the tire that contains a whitewall, bears white lettering or ...the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire beads are seated. Sidewall: The portion of a tire between the tread and the bead. Speed Rating: An...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... procedures. The ratings are molded into the sidewall of the tire. See Uniform Tire Quality Grading on page 5-71. Vehicle Capacity Weight: The number of designated seating positions multiplied by 150 lbs. (68 kg) plus the rated cargo ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... come on when the tire pressure is actually normal: • More than one tire is low • Only one tire is replaced with a new tire during service • The vehicle is moving faster than 70 mph (113 km/h) How to Check Use a good quality pocket-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...on, the check tire pressure system may not be working properly. See your dealer for service. Also, see... whenever you rotate the tires, buy new tires and install or remove the compact spare. Do not reset the check tire pressure system without first correcting the cause of the problem and checking and...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... Any time you notice 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 5-69 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-72 for more information. Make sure the spare tire is stored securely. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can ... if equipped. See Check Tire Pressure System on page 5-65. Make certain that all wheel nuts are properly tightened....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ...when it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining. You need a new tire if any of the following statements are true: • You...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires with the wheels on your vehicle. 5-70
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... Traffic Safety Administration, which grades tires by treadwear, traction and temperature performance. (This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States.) The grades are molded on the sidewalls of most passenger car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply to deep tread, ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... alignment and wheel balancing are not needed. However, if you notice unusual tire ... replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM...wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your vehicle. Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance The wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... be injured. Always use the correct wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for replacement. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... and don't spin your wheels. If you do find traction devices that will fit, install them on the front tires for front-wheel-drive vehicles. If your vehicle has all-wheel drive, install traction devices on either the front tires or all four tires, but never on...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... to read the inflator instructions, and inflate any object only to its recommended pressure. To...Circuit Breakers on page 5-109 or see your dealer for service. Your accessory inflator will automatically shut ... would not be covered by your warranty. Run the inflator for short periods of time only. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... do: If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a drag that pulls the vehicle toward that side. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel fi... training. The jack provided with your vehicle is designed only for changing a flat tire. If it is used for anything ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ...tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place....certain the vehicle won't move, you can put blocks at the front and rear of the tire ... away from the one being changed. That would be the tire on the other side of the vehicle, at the opposite end. The following...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... you will need is located in the storage compartment on the passenger's side, at the rear of the vehicle. 1. Open the jack storage compartment by lifting up... the bracket tab and remove the folding wrench from the jack. A. B. C. D. E. F. 5-78 Jack Wing Bolt Jacking Instructions Folding Wrench Wing...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ...from under the vehicle. A. B. C. D. E. Hoist Shaft Folding Wrench Hoist Assembly Retainer Compact Spare Tire 4. To remove the spare tire from the cable, tilt the retainer and slip it through the wheel opening. 5-79
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...back up. Do not store a full-size or a flat road tire under the vehicle. See ...later in this section. To continue changing the flat tire see "Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare ... to the ground, continue with Step 4 under "Removing the Spare Tire (Vehicles without the Rear Convenience...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...Center Folding Wrench Storage Compartment Cap Hole Hoist Shaft Compact Spare Tire Retainer Hoist Shaft Assembly 1. Open the storage compartment door of the convenience center that is nearest the liftgate and remove the cap on the bottom of the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... clockwise to raise the cable back up. Do not store a full-size or a flat road tire under the vehicle. See "Storing a Flat or Spare ... and Installing the Spare Tire" later in this section. 5. To remove the spare tire from the cable, tilt the retainer and slip it through the wheel opening. 5-82
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... latch may be engaged causing the tire not to lower. Do the following to check the cable: 1. Check under the vehicle to see if ... least two times. If the spare tire did lower to the ground, continue with Step 5 under "Removing the Spare Tire (Vehicles with the Rear Convenience Center)" earlier in ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    Secondary Latch System Your vehicle has an underbody mounted tire hoist assembly equipped with... Tire and Tools" later in this section for instructions on storing the spare tire correctly. To release the spare ... could be injured by the jack. If the spare tire does not slide off the jack completely, ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    1. If the cable is not visible, start this procedure at Step 3. 5. Turn the folding wrench clockwise to raise the jack until it lifts the .... Position the center lift point of the jack under the center of the spare tire. 6. Keep raising the jack until the spare tire stops moving ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... out from under the vehicle. 9. Reach under the vehicle and remove the folding wrench and jack. 10. When the spare tire has been completely lowered, tilt the retainer and slip it through the wheel opening. 11. If the cable is hanging, turn the wrench clockwise to raise ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. If there is a wheel cover, loosen the plastic nut caps with the ... handle about 180 degrees, then flip the handle back to the starting position. This avoids taking the wrench off the lug nut for each turn. For wheels with a wheel lock key, use ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    3. Near each wheel, there is a notch in the vehicle's body. Position the jack and raise the jack... badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. {CAUTION: Notice: If you ... axle control arms. Do not raise the vehicle yet. Put the compact spare tire near you. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... the vehicle far enough off the ground so that there is enough room for the spare tire to fit under the wheel well. 6. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 7. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. {CAUTION: ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    8. Install the spare tire and put the wheel nuts back on with the rounded end of the nuts toward the ... wheel is held against the hub. 10. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence, as shown. ... could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... proper torque specification. 11. Do not try to put a wheel cover on the compact spare tire. It will not fit. Store the wheel cover securely in the rear of the vehicle until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. Notice: Wheel covers will not fit on your compact spare....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... vehicle. Position the compact spare tire so that the valve stem is pointed down facing the rear of the vehicle. 2. Lower the cable to the ... through the center hole of the spare tire. Make sure the retainer is fully seated across the underside of the wheel. 4. Attach the folding wrench to the hoist ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    .... 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 tight over the wheel nuts, using the folding...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ...the valve stem up with the center hole of the tire over the D-ring. For vehicles with aluminum wheels, remove the center cap by tapping the back of the cap with the folding...groove. This secures the cover in place. A. B. C. D. E. D-Ring Wing Nut J-Hook Valve Stem Full-Size Tire 5-94
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... center storage compartment with the valve stem down. Make sure you can see the D-ring through the center hole of the tire. 4. Remove the J-hook and the wing nut from the back of the jack access door. Assemble the wing nut and the J-hook. 5. Install ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    Storing the Flat Tire (Vehicles with the Stowable Seat) 1. If the seatback is not in an upright position, move it ... full-size tire up, in the tray against the back of the seat with the valve stem pointing out. 6. Remove the J-hook and the wing nut from the back of the jack access door. Assemble the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... stem pointing up with the center hole of the tire over the D-ring. 3. Remove the J-hook and the wing nut from the back of the jack access door. Assemble the wing nut...in the groove. This secures the cover in place. A. B. C. D. E. Stowable Seat Full-Size Tire Wing Nut J-Hook D-Ring 5-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... compact spare on other vehicles. And don't mix your compact spare tire or wheel with other wheels ... Drive After installing a compact spare tire on a vehicle with all-wheel drive you will need to ... action will allow the vehicle to detect the compact spare tire and disable the all-wheel drive system....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ...space. When you 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 are cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean your vehicle...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... welt lines. 3. Follow the directions on the container label. 4. Apply cleaner with a clean sponge. Do not saturate...do not rub it roughly. 5. As soon as you have cleaned the section, use a sponge to remove ...cloth and let dry. • Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. • Clean up stains ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (black), ... water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the cleaning instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers ...completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. Cleaning Vinyl Use ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ...crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and...glass cleaner will remove normal tobacco smoke and dust films on interior glass. See Vehicle Care/... radio antenna. When cleaning the glass on your vehicle, use only a soft cloth and glass cleaner....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Washing Your ... soaps or chemical detergents. Be sure to rinse the vehicle well, removing all soap residue completely.... or mild polishing of your vehicle by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... worn. Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels Your vehicle may be equipped with either aluminum ... then be applied. The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. Don't use ... damage the surface. Do not use chrome polish on aluminum wheels. Cleaning the Windshield,...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    Use chrome polish only on chrome-plated wheels, but avoid any painted surface of... Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the...are not removed, corrosion and rust can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...Cleaner and Polish White Sidewall Tire Cleaner Vinyl Cleaner Glass Cleaner Chrome and Wire Wheel Cleaner Usage Use on chrome or stainless steel. Removes soil and black marks.... Removes dirt and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. Removes dust, fingerprints, and surface ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... identifier for your vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver's side. You can see ... your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. Vehicle Identification ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    Service Parts Identification Label You will find this label on the inside of the access panel ... to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped ... Be sure that this label is not removed from the vehicle. Headlamp Wiring The headlamp wiring is protected by internal ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... by some electrical problem, be sure to get it fixed. Fuses and Circuit Breakers The wiring circuits in your ...rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and do not have a spare fuse, you ... too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. 5-109
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... floor console fuse block is located to the left of the glove box near the floor. Pull the door open to access the fuse block. Fuse 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Usage Empty Steering Wheel Radio Controls Power Door Locks Empty Empty Empty Empty Empty Empty Turn ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ...28 29 30 31 Usage Power Seats Electronic Level Control (ELC) Compressor ...Control (ELC) Compressor Relay and Height Sensor Heated Mirrors Power Mirrors Ignition ...Temperature Motors and Head-Up Display Not Used Windshield Wipers and Washer ...23 27 33 43 Usage Rear Window Wiper/Washer Power Sunroof Power...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... Fuse Block This fuse block is located in the engine compartment, on the passenger's side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for...The back-up lamp relay (A) is located to the left of the underhood fuse block. To remove the cover, press the two tabs in and lift up the cover...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... Lamps-Front and Rear Passenger's High-Beam Headlamp Vent Solenoids DVD Front Fog Lamps Ignition Relay, Neutral Start Switch, Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Body Control Module-Battery Power S Band, Remote Digital Radio Receiver All-Wheel ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... Power Relay and Accessory Relay Main Battery Fuse for Heated Seats, Air Main Battery Fuse for Power Outlets, Level Control, Power Seats and Mirrors and Body Computer Main Battery Fuse for ... 60 61 62 63 Usage Back-Up Lamps Horn Fuel Pump Air Conditioning Clutch Daytime Running Lamps (...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... Overhaul AWD Automatic Transaxle Pan Removal and Replacement Complete Overhaul Cooling System with A/C Engine Oil with Filter Fuel Capacity Rear Differential Fluid Capacity Transfer Case Fluid Capacity Wheel Nut Torque English 1.7 lbs. 7.4 quarts 10.0 quarts 8.7 quarts 10...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    Engine Specifications Engine V6 VIN Code E Transaxle Automatic Spark Plug Gap 0.060 inches (1.52 mm) 5-116
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-8 At Least Once a Month ...6-9 At Least ...Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Using Your Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Additional Required Services ...6-6 Maintenance Footnotes ...6-7 6-1
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... change as recommended. Your Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps ... even affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or the wrong tire infl... and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... needs, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using ... Replacement Parts on page 6-13. When your vehicle is serviced, make sure these are used.... limits. • use the recommended fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 5-4. The services in Scheduled Maintenance ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ..., the engine oil life system may not indicate that vehicle service is necessary for over a year. However, ...system is ever reset accidentally, you must service your vehicle within 3,000 miles (5 000 km) ... ten months or more since the last service or if the message has not come on at all for one year. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... Engine Oil on page 5-14. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for any leaks or damage. ... page 5-19. An Emission Control Service. See footnote †. Rotate tires and check inflation...fluid as needed. Perform any needed additional services. See "Additional Required Services" in this section....
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... miles (kilometers) shown for each item. Service Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust ... plugs and inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. Engine cooling system ... years, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. See footnote (i). Inspect engine accessory ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. (a) Visually inspect brake lines and hoses for... and release pawl, hood and door hinges, rear folding seats and liftgate hinges. More ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... frequent trailer towing. − Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. (i) Drain, flush and refill cooling system. See Engine ... proper level can cause damage to your engine not covered by your warranty. Owner Checks and Services These owner checks and services should be performed at...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ...tire. If it moves, tighten it. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-77. 1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the ...to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should work only in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If the starter works ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ... could move suddenly. If the vehicle moves, you or others could be injured. 1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the vehicle. It should be parked on a... off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ... your GM Goodwrench dealer if service is required. {CAUTION: When you are doing this check, your vehicle could begin to move...brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ... Engine Oil on page 5-14. 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable only Engine Coolant water and useCoolant. See Engine DEX-COOL® ... Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release Pawl Hood and Door Hinges, Rear Folding Seat Weatherstrip Conditioning Fluid/Lubricant Multi-Purpose Lubricant, ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter Spark Plugs Windshield Wiper Blades Driver's Side Length Passenger's Side Length Type GM® Part Number 25099149 25010792 12568387 ACDelco® Part Number A1208C PF47 41-101 24.0 inches (60.0 cm) 22.0 inches (...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service and the type of ...on page 6-2 in this section. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-8 can be added on the following record pages. Also, you should ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-15
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-16
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... ...7-11 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-11 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-12 Customer Assistance Information ... Persons with Disabilities ...7-6 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-6 Courtesy Transportation ...7-8 Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records ...7-10 ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    ... 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-... date and present mileage When contacting Buick, please remember that your concern will likely...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ...and Owner Assistance Information booklet for information on the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP). The BBB Auto Line Program is an out of court ...all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Eligibility is limited by vehicle age, mileage and other factors. General ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ..., 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 can dial 1-800-263-3830.) • Keep track of your vehicleମ.
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ...call the toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Buick, the letter should be addressed to Buick's Customer Assistance Center. Canada ... Assistance: 1-800-268-6800 United States - Customer Assistance Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit, MI 48232-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    ... Division is proud to offer Buick Premium Roadside Assistance to customers for vehicles covered under the 3 year/...rst). Our commitment to Buick owners has always included superior service through our ... to tow your vehicle to the nearest Buick dealer. We will provide the following services for 3 years/...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    ... vehicle • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) • Vehicle license plate number Buick reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when, in Buickମ. and your family. Remember, we’re only a phone call away. Buick Roadside Assistance: 1-800-252-1112, ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    Courtesy Transportation Buick has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of... wait. However, if you are unable to wait Buick helps minimize your inconvenience by providing several...keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ... the repair. Generally it is not possible to provide a like-vehicle as a courtesy rental. Courtesy Transportation is available only at participating dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please contact your ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    ... performance. Your vehicle uses on-board vehicle computers to monitor emission control components to optimize fuel economy, to monitor ... as engine speed, brake applications, throttle position, vehicle speed, seat belt usage, airbag readiness, airbag performance data, and the severity of a collision. ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    ... complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it .... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General ... call us at 1-800-521-7300, or write: Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair .... Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of your vehicle. In Canada, information ...35.00 Without Portfolio: Owner's Manual only. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $25.00 7-12
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    Current and Past Model Order Forms Service Publications are available for current and past model GM vehicles. To request an order form, please specify ... 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time For Credit Card Orders Only (VISA-MasterCard-Discover), visit Helm, Inc. on the World ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    ✍ NOTES 7-14
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 469
    ... an Air Bag Restrain? ...1-79 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-82 What Makes an Air ...-Wheel Drive Disable Warning Message ...3-55 All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) System ...4-12 AM ...3-130 ... Speakers ...3-115 Audio System(s) ...3-73 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-129 Care of Your Cassette Tape ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 470
    ...in Emergencies ...4-10 Break-In, New Vehicle ...2-19 Bulb Replacement ...5-50 Front Turn Signal, ... Turn Signal, and Stoplamps ...5-52 Buying New Tires ...5-70 B Backing Up ...4-48 ... Light ...3-44 Brake Fluid ...5-38 2 C California Fuel ...5-5 Canada - Customer Assistance ...7-5 Canadian Owners ......
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 471
    ... Message ...3-52 Check Engine Light ...3-46 Tire Pressure System ...5-65 Checking Coolant ...5-... Position ...1-64 Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position ...1-69 Top Strap ...1-... Player ...3-131 Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels ...5-104 Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses ...5-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 472
    ... with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter ...2-16 Disarming with Your Key ...2-16 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-3 Dolly Towing ...4-35 Door Ajar Warning Message ...3-54 Delayed Locking ...2-9 Locks ...2-8 Power Door Locks ...2-9 4
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 473
    ...Automatic Door Locks ...2-10 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-10 Driver Four-Way Manual Seat ...1-3 Position, Safety Belt ...1-28 Driver Behavior ...4-2 Driver... Battery ...5-42 Change Oil Message ...3-53 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...3-46 Coolant ...5-23 Coolant Heater...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 474
    ... Overview ...5-12 Exhaust ...2-30 Oil ...5-14 Overheating ...5-26 Starting ...2-21 Engine Oil Additives ...5-17 Engine Specifications ...5-116 Entering Programming ...103 Finish Damage ...5-105 Flash-to-Pass ...3-9 Flat Tire ...5-76 Flat Tire, Changing ...5-77 Floor Console Fuse ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 475
    Following Distance ...4-48 Four-Way Manual Driver Seat ...1-3 Front Armrest Storage Area ...2-40 Front Console Storage Area ... Hypnosis ...4-26 Hill and Mountain Roads ...4-26 G Gage Engine Coolant Temperature ...Fuel ...Speedometer ...Tachometer ...Garage Door Opener ...3-46 3-49 3-41 3-42 2-35 7
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 476
    ...the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-20 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...1-27...and Young Children, Restraints ...1-50 Inflation - Tire Pressure ...5-64 Instrument Panel Cluster ...3-40... Delay ...3-65 Interior Lighting On ...3-66 J Jump Starting ...5-43 I If If If If No...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 477
    ... Fluid Warning Message ...3-57 Low Fuel Warning Message ...3-56 Low Oil Pressure Message ...3-52 Low Tire Message ...3-54 Low Washer Fluid Warning Message ...3-56 Lumbar Manual Controls ...1-5 M Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services ...At Each Fuel Fill ...At Least Once a ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 478
    ... Passenger Seat ...1-3 Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle ...2-6 Memory Seat ...2-49 Message All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning ...3-55 Center ...3-50 Change Engine Oil ...3-53 Charging System Indicator ...3-52 Door Ajar Warning ...3-54 Engine Coolant Temperature Warning ...3-51...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 479
    ... ...7-4 OnStar® Personal Calling ...2-34 OnStar® Services ...2-34 OnStar® System ...2-33 OnStar... Mirror ...2-32 Overhead Console ...2-39 Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode ...5-26... – Customer Assistance ...7-5 Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 Owners, Canadian ...ii Owner’s Information...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 480
    ...3-99 Power Accessory Outlets ...3-27 Door Locks ...2-9 Electrical System ...5-109 Six-Way Seats ...1-5 Steering Fluid ...5-36 Windows ...2-14 Power Steering ...4-13 Pretensioners,... Lamps ...3-20 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides ...1-44 Rear Seat Audio (RSA) ...3-126 Rear Seat ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 481
    ...45 Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire ...5-87 Removing the Rear Convenience Center on Vehicles with the Third Row Stowable Seat ...2-46 Removing the Spare Tire and Tools ...5-78 Removing the Split Bench Seat ...1-10 Removing the ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 482
    ... the LATCH System ...1-64 Rear Outside Seat Position ...1-64 Right Front Seat Position ...1-69 Security Message, PASS-Key® III ...3-55 Service ...5-3 Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-4 Doing Your Own Work ...5-3 Engine Soon Light ...3-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 483
    Service Manuals ...7-12 Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only) ...3-102 Setting Preset Stations ...3-76, 3-87, ... Cleaning Problems ...5-101 Specifications, Capacities ...5-115 Speedometer ...3-41 Split Bench Seats ...1-9 Starting Your Engine ...2-21 Steering ...4-13 Steering in Emergencies ...4-14 Steering ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 484
    Tilt Wheel ...3-7 Tips and Trouble ...3-123 Tire Low Message ...3-54 Tire Sidewall Labeling ...5-58 Tire Size ...ation - Tire Pressure ...5-64 Inspection and Rotation ...5-67 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...5-71 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-72 Wheel Replacement ...5-72 When It Is Time for New ...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 485
    ... with Used Oil ...5-19 V Vehicle Control ...4-7 Damage Warnings ...iv Design ...4-3 Loading ...4-36 Service Soon Message ...3-57 Symbols ...iv Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records ...7-10 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-107 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-...
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 486
    What Washer Fluid to Use ...Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...Replacement ...When to Add Engine Oil ...When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System)...X XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...3-132 XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States) ...3-74, 3-86, 3-98, ...



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2004 Buick Rendezvous Manual