2005 Buick Rendezvous Owner's Manual

2005 Buick Rendezvous Manual

2005 Buick Rendezvous manual table of contents:

  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2005 Buick Rendezvous Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-3 Rear Seats ...1-8 Safety Belts ...1-20 Child Restraints ...1-43 Airbag System ...1-67 Restraint System Check ...1-83 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-3 Doors and Locks ...2-8 Windows ...2-13 Theft-...
  • 2005 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 was ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    Index A good place to quickly locate information about the vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can be found. In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this manual you will find these notices: Notice: These mean there...vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your vehicle's warranty, and it could be costly. But ... to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE ...
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    These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle: v
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    ✍ NOTES vi
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ......1-75 How Does an Airbag Restrain? ...1-75 Front Seats ...1-3 Manual Passenger Seat ...1-3 Four-Way ... Driver Seat ...1-3 Six-Way Power Seats ...1-4 Manual Lumbar ...1-5 Heated Seats ...1-5 Reclining Seatbacks ... Position ...1-38 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults ...1-40 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... ...1-83 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-83 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-83 What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates? ...1-76 Passenger Sensing System ...1-77 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-82 Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-82 1-2
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... on the front of the seat, to unlock and move the seat. Four-Way Manual Driver Seat {CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you,...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    To make sure the seat is locked into place, try to move the seat back and forth with your body. To raise the seat, pull up on the lever located on the front right side of the seat. Six-Way Power Seats Your vehicle may have this feature. If it does, the six-way power seat control is located on the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    Manual Lumbar The knob that controls this feature is located on the outboard sides of the driver's and front passenger's seats. Heated ... switchbank. Turn the knob toward the front of the vehicle to increase lumbar support. Turn the knob toward the rear of the vehicle to decrease lumbar support....
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Reclining Seatbacks 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. Push and pull on the seat to make sure it's locked into position. Pull up on the lever, and the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    Head Restraints {CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can not do their job when you are reclined like this. The shoulder belt can not do its job because it will not be against your body. Instead, it will ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Rear Seats Rear Seat Operation The rear seats in your vehicle have seat operating features to adjust, fold, remove and reinstall the seats. By using the seat operating procedures, in the correct order, you can easily remove the seats from your vehicle. When you put the seats back in the vehicle, be...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... individually. Up-Level Move the seatback to the desired position. It is easier to raise or lower the seatback if you lean forward and take the weight off the seatback. The seatbacks on each section also fold forward to put items behind the seats. Lift up or push forward on the recliner lever and ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Base-Level 4. For base-level split bench seats, pull the lever at the base of the seat on the outboard side to release the rear latches from the floor pins and flip the seat forward. For up-level split bench seats, continue pushing forward on the recliner lever to release the rear latches from ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    Replacing the Split Bench Seat {CAUTION: {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. A safety belt that is improperly routed, not ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    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. 2. Make sure that the bench seat is angled so that the front hooks clear the floor pins. If the front legs are not attached correctly, the rear legs ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... lever to move the seatback to the desired position. It is easier to raise or lower the seatback if you lean forward and take the weight off the seatback. The seatbacks on the second row captain's chairs fold forward the same way. After raising a seatback to an upright position, push and pull on ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    Removing the Captain's Chairs 1. Make sure that the seatback is in the upright position. 2. Lift the seatback recliner lever to fold the seatback forward. 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 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    Replacing the Captain's Chairs {CAUTION: {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. A safety belt that is improperly routed, not ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    1. Hook the front latches over the front floor pins. 2. Push the rear of the seat down to lock the rear latches onto the rear set of floor pins. 3. Push and pull on the seat to check that it is properly attached. 1-16
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    Stowable Seat 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. To fold...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    Removing the Stowable Seat 1. Remove the convenience center, if it is in the vehicle. See Rear Convenience Center on page 2-44 for more information. 2. Make sure all items are off the stowable seat. 3. If the seatback is down, put the seatback in its upright position before removing the seat. See ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    {CAUTION: A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted will not provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. After installing the seat, always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached, ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    Safety Belts {CAUTION: Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away. Without belts 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 is just a seat on wheels. 1-21
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. 1-22
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 1-23
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Questions and Answers About Safety Belts Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I am wearing a safety belt? A: You could be - whether you are wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you are upside down. And your chance of being conscious ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...your control, such as bad drivers. Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km) of home. And the greatest number of serious injuries and deaths occur at speeds of less than 40 mph (65 km/h). Safety belts are for everyone. Driver Position Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here is...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 4. Push the latch plate into the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    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 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...: 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 ... injure internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. 1-31
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ..., push down on the button and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it down without pushing the button down to make sure it has locked into position. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...it is more likely that the fetus will not be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. 1-34 Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here is how to wear one properly.
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Lap-Shoulder Belt 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 2. Push the latch ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    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 would be less likely to slide under the...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    The safety belt locks if there is a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. {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 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Center Rear Passenger 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, which has no retractor. You also have a shoulder belt, which has a retractor. In order to have the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    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. 1-39
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... Small Adults Rear safety belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt comfort for... small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck ... seats and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. To make ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    Here is how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 2. Attach the elastic cord to the comfort guide on the center passenger shoulder belt. 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 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    .... If they activate in a crash, you will need to get new ones, and probably other new parts for your safety belt system. See Replacing Restraint System Parts After ... attach it to the regular safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. 1-42
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    Child Restraints Older Children Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? A: If possible, an older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... to the child's face or neck? A: 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 ... child is sitting in a rear seat, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 1-40. {CAUTION: Never do ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    The lap portion of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash. Infants and Young Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    {CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby does not weigh much - until a crash. ... (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb (110 kg) force on a person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. 1-46 {CAUTION: Children who are up...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... restraint will 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 height limitations for a particular child restraint. In addition, ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    Child Restraint Systems {CAUTION: The body structure of a young child is quite unlike that of an adult or older child, for whom the safety belts are designed. A young child's hip bones are still so small that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, .... 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 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... secures the add-on child restraint in the vehicle, and the add-on child restraint's harness system holds the child in place within the restraint. A booster ... positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a five-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window. 1-50
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    Where to Put the Restraint Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. General Motors recommends that child restraints be secured in a rear seat, including an infant riding in a rear-facing infant seat, a child riding in a forward-...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... are designed for use with or without the top strap being anchored. Others require the top strap always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires that the top strap be anchored, do not use the restraint unless it is anchored properly. If ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...the 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. ...itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Top Strap Anchor Location Captain's Chairs 1-54...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    Second Row Outside Position Bench Seat Second Row Center Position Bench Seat without Third Row Seat 1-55
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... restraint with a top strap in the right front passenger's position if a national or local law requires that the top strap be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored. There is no place to anchor the top strap in this position. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    Second Row Center Position Bench Seat with Third Row Seat Folded Down If the vehicle has a third row seat and the seatback is folded, there is an anchor on the back of the third row seat for the second row center position bench seat. Third Row Passenger's Side Outside Position There is also a ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You will find anchors in the second row outside passenger positions. This system, designed to make installation of child restraints easier, does not use the vehicle's safety belts. Instead, it uses ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...type child restraint is properly installed using the anchorage points, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. 1-59
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... the child restraint to the LATCH anchorages in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. If the child restraint is forward-... 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 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. 3. 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. 1-61
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... for more on this, including important safety information. 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. 4. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, pull the shoulder ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...pulling it along the belt. 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. 5. To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. If you are using a forward-facing...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...child restraint in the right front seat position, move the seat as far back as it will go before securing the forward-facing child restraint. See Manual Passenger Seat on page 1-3 or Six-Way Power Seats on page 1-4. If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see Lower Anchorages and ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... as it will go before securing the child restraint in this seat. See Manual Passenger Seat on page 1-3 or Six-Way Power Seats on page ...of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    7. If your vehicle has the passenger sensing system and the airbag is off, the off indicator will be lit and stay lit in the inside rearview mirror when the key is turned to ON or START. If a child restraint has been installed and the on indicator is lit, turn the vehicle off. Remove the child ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... passenger. If your vehicle has a side impact airbag for the driver and/or the right front passenger, the words AIR BAG will appear on the airbag covering on the side of the seatback closest to the door. Frontal airbags are designed to help reduce the risk of injury from the force of an inflating ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... designed to deploy only in moderate to severe frontal and near frontal crashes. They are not designed to inflate in rollover, rear or low-speed frontal crashes, or in many side crashes. And, for some unrestrained occupants, frontal airbags may provide less protection in frontal crashes than more ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    {CAUTION: Both frontal and side impact airbags inflate with great force, faster than the blink of an eye. If you are too close to an inflating airbag, as you would be if you were leaning forward, it could seriously injure you. Safety belts help keep you in position for airbag inflation before ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...checks the airbag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-41 for more information. The driver's frontal airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-70
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    The right front passenger's frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. If your vehicle has one, the driver's side impact airbag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. 1-71
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... put anything between an occupant and an airbag, and do not attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other airbag covering. Do not let seat covers block the inflation path of a side impact airbag. If your vehicle has one, the right ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ..., your vehicle has "dual stage" frontal airbags, which adjust the restraint according to crash severity. Your vehicle is equipped with electronic frontal sensors which help the sensing system distinguish between a moderate and a more severe frontal impact. For moderate frontal impacts, these ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Airbags may inflate at different crash speeds. For example: • If the vehicle hits a stationary object, the... the airbag could inflate at a different crash speed than if the vehicle hits a wide object (... the airbag could inflate at a different crash speed than if the vehicle goes straight into the...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...the airbag modules. Frontal airbag modules are located inside the steering wheel and instrument panel. For vehicles with side impact airbags, the ...near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ..., then get fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an airbag deployment, you should...you in another crash. A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. 1-76...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... technicians work on your airbag system. Improper service can mean that an airbag system will not .... See your dealer for service. Notice: If you damage the covering for the driver's or the right ... may have to replace the airbag module in the steering wheel, both the airbag module and the instrument ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... part of the passenger sensing system. The passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of the right front passenger's seat and safety belt. The sensors are designed to detect the presence of a properly-seated occupant and determine if the passenger's ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... a booster seat • a right front passenger takes his/her weight off of the seat for a period of time • the right front passenger seat is occupied by ... as a child who has outgrown child restraints • or if there is a critical problem with the airbag system or the passenger sensing system. 1-79
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    The passenger sensing system is designed to enable (may inflate) the right front passenger's frontal airbag anytime the system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the right front passenger's seat. When the passenger sensing system has allowed the airbag to be enabled, the...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-size person sitting... safety information. Aftermarket equipment, such as seat covers, can affect how well the passenger sensing system... may want to consider not using seat covers or other aftermarket equipment if your ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... Vehicle Airbags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the airbag system in several .... Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... under impact forces. If a belt is torn or frayed, get a new one right away. Also look for any opened or broken airbag covers, and have...If you have had a crash, do you need new belts or LATCH system parts? After a very ... be if worn during a more severe crash, then you need new parts. 1-83
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... during a more severe crash, you may need new LATCH system parts. If belts are cut ... system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if ... belt retractor assembly. Be sure to do so. Then the new retractor assembly will be there to help protect you in ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    Section 2 Features and Controls Automatic Transaxle Operation ...2-23 All-Wheel Drive ...2-26 Parking Brake ...2-26 Shifting Into Park (P) ...2-27 ... Your Engine While You Are Parked ...2-30 Mirrors ...2-31 Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-31 Outside Power Mirror ...2-31 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    Section 2 Features and Controls Sunroof ...2-47 Vehicle Personalization ...2-47 Memory Seat ...2-47 Front Armrest Storage Area ...2-40 Rear Storage Area ...2-40 Roof Rack System ...2-40 Convenience Net ...2-43 Cargo Cover ...2-43 Rear Convenience Center ...2-44 2-2
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Keys {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The children or others could be badly injured or even killed. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ..., and the glove box. If you need a new key, contact your dealer, who can ... keys. Give this tag to your dealer if you need a new key made. Any new PASS-Key® III key must be programmed before it will start your vehicle. ... page 2-17 for more information on programming your new key. Notice: If you ever ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. At times ... Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-6. • If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. 2-5
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... (DIC), see DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-66. LOCK: To lock all doors, press LOCK. The LOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter will arm the content theft-deterrent system. See Content Theft-Deterrent on page 2-15 for more information. If you would like to program the way the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    .... When the dealer matches the replacement transmitter to your vehicle, any remaining transmitters must also be matched. Once your dealer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. Each vehicle can have a maximum of four transmitters matched to it. See your ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...key, insert the key and turn it toward the rear of the vehicle. To unlock either manual locking front 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...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    .... 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 ... content theft-deterrent system, the power door lock switch may cause the system to arm. See Content Theft-Deterrent on page 2-...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... With the automatic door lock feature, you can still lock or unlock the doors at any time, either manually, with the power door lock switches or by pressing LOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-6 for...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... you must drive with the liftgate open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass through ... sure all other windows are shut. • Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed and ... but not in the ignition or if you use the manual door lock, you could still lock ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... your vehicle has a remote keyless entry transmitter, you may unlock the liftgate by pressing the REAR button on the transmitter, then open the liftgate manually by lifting up on the liftgate handle. Pressing REAR while the Content Theft-Deterrent is active allows you to open the liftgate while all ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Windows {CAUTION: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer .... Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-13
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... normally. Press the rear of any passenger window switch and that window will open. Press the front of... window. Express-Down Window The driver's window switch also has an express-down feature. ...express-down feature, push the rear of the driver's window switch to the second position, then release ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... side of the WDO LOCK switch to stop rear passengers from lowering their window. The driver can still ... Press the other side of the WDO LOCK switch for normal window operation. Theft-Deterrent Systems Vehicle... you open the cover. While armed, the doors will not unlock with the power door lock switch....
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...five seconds after the security light begins to flash, without sounding the alarm. A door unlocked manually will remain unlocked until locked again. Arming with the Power Lock Switch The content theft-deterrent alarm system will arm when ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... to let you know the system is no longer armed. PASS-Key® III Your PASS-Key® ... or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment... the instrument panel, will stop flashing to let you know the system is no longer armed. 2-17
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...See your dealer who can service the PASS-Key® III to have a new key made....PASS-Key® III decoder to program the transponder value of a new or replacement key. Up to 10 ...See your dealer who can service PASS-Key® III to get a new key blank ... a GM dealer can service PASS-Key® III to have new keys made....
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... run if you follow these guidelines: • If you have all-wheel drive, keep your speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) or... miles (322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings are not yet broken in. Hard... this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. • Do not tow a trailer ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... This position allows you to use things like the radio and the windshield wipers while the engine is off. This position will also allow you to turn off the engine. Use ACCESSORY if ... sure the key is all the way in. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. 2-20
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Retained Accessory Power (RAP) With RAP, the power windows, the audio system, the sunroof and the automatic level control will continue to work for up ... ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your engine warms up. Notice: Holding your key in ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    Engine Coolant Heater Your vehicle may have an engine coolant heater. In very cold weather, 0°F (−18°C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You will get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...lever all the way into PARK (P) as you maintain brake application. Then move the shift lever into .... PARK (P): This gear position locks your front wheels. It is the best position to use when you start your ... shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    .... 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, ... gear while your engine is running at high speed is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... transaxle. If you are stuck, do not spin the tires. When stopping on a hill, use the brakes to hold the vehicle in place. • When driving on hilly, winding roads • When towing a trailer... steep mountain roads, but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. 2-25
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... all four wheels for extra traction when needed. This is like four-wheel drive, but there is no separate lever or switch to engage or disengage the...is normal and is an indication that the all-wheel drive system is functioning properly. To set the parking brake, hold the regular ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. ... trailer, see Towing a Trailer on page 4-38. 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set... be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and the parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... lever out of PARK (P) before you release the parking brake. If torque lock does occur, you ... the way up into PARK (P) as you maintain brake application. Then move the shift lever into the ... the ignition key to OFF. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift the transaxle to NEUTRAL...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    .... • Your vehicle 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 can burn could touch hot exhaust parts ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... 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 not leave your vehicle when..., even when you are on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Follow the proper steps to be ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror The vehicle may have a rearview mirror that can be adjusted for day or night driving...left or right outside mirror, press the selector switch. Press any of the four arrows located on the control pad to move the mirrors in the desired direction. Adjust each mirror so you ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... Outside Heated Mirrors If the vehicle has this feature, the outside rearview mirrors are heated when the rear window defogger is turned on. See "Rear Window Defogger" under Climate Control System on page 3-28, Dual Climate Control System on page 3-30, or Dual...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... range of safety, security, information, and convenience services. A complete OnStar® user's guide and the terms and conditions of the ... Services • Driving Directions • RideAssist • Information and Convenience Services OnStar® Services For new vehicles equipped with OnStar®, the Safe and ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... out more about OnStar® Personal Calling, refer to the OnStar® user's guide in the vehicle's glove box or visit www.onstar.com or www.... your information profile at www.myonstar.com. See the OnStar® user's guide for more information. HomeLink, a combined universal transmitter and receiver, ...
  • 2005 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. Read the instructions completely before attempting to program the HomeLink® Transmitter. Because of the steps involved, ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... garage, the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit). Locate the "Learn" or "Smart" button. This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the motor-head unit. 7. Firmly press and release the "Learn" or "Smart" button. The name and color of the button ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    8. Return to the vehicle. Firmly press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button for two seconds, then release. Repeat the press/hold/release sequence a second time, and depending on the brand of the garage door opener (or other rolling code device), repeat this sequence a third time to complete ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Erasing HomeLink® Buttons To erase programming from the three buttons do the following: 1. Press and hold down the two outside buttons until the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. Do not hold the two outside buttons for longer than 30 seconds. 2. Release both buttons. HomeLink® ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    Cupholder(s) There are two cupholders located in the floor console. The cupholders have liners that remove for larger beverage items. Remove the liners by lifting them out. Your vehicle has cupholders located in the rear seat armrests if it has a split folding rear seat. If your vehicle has ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... in the rear 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 passenger's side and the long compartment on the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...sure to fasten it securely. When you carry cargo on the luggage carrier of a proper size and weight, put it on the slats and distribute the weight evenly. Then slide the crossrail, if equipped, up against the rear of the load to keep it from moving. You can ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...ACSRY. 2. Use the tool to remove the screw located in the side rail assembly in front of the front crossrail. 3. Repeat for the other side. Your luggage carrier has release levers within the end of each crossrail support. 4. Put the tool and the screws back in the plastic bag in the glove box. 2-42
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    .... Store the net in one of the storage compartments. Cargo Cover If your vehicle has a cargo cover, ... 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. 2-43
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... the lid to open the storage bin. The extended rear convenience center has a maximum weight capacity of 400 lbs (181.6 kg) on top. The shorter rear convenience center that comes with the optional third row stowable seat has a maximum weight capacity of 100 lbs (45.4 kg) on top. 2-44
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    Reinstalling the Extended Rear Convenience Center 1. Make sure that all items have been removed from the rear of the vehicle. 2. Remove the carpeted mat from the vehicle. 5. Lift the rear bin into the back of the vehicle. Place the rear bin over the center T-shaped wall on the forward bin. Push ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Removing the Rear Convenience Center on Vehicles with the Third Row Stowable Seat 1. Make sure that all items have been removed from the top and the inside of the rear convenience center. 2. Lift the handle(s) on the top of the lid to open the storage bin. 3. Remove the two nuts from inside the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...s seat position and the outside rearview mirror position. The sunroof switch will only work when the ignition is ON or when the ignition is OFF and retained ... full-rear position before opening the sunroof. Press the rear of the switch to open the sunroof to the vent position. The sunshade must be ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    To store the memory settings, do the following: 1. Adjust the driver's seat and the outside rearview mirrors to the position you would like for driving. 2. Press and hold memory button 1 for more than three seconds. A double beep will sound when the memory seat and mirror position have been ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... Hazard Warning Flashers ...3-6 Other Warning Devices ...3-6 Horn ...3-6 Tilt Wheel ...3-6 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...3-7 Turn and Lane-Change ... Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ...3-8 Flash-to-Pass ...3-8 Windshield Wipers ...3-9 Windshield Washer ...3-9 Cruise Control ...3-10 Exterior Lamps ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...130 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3-132 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-133 Radio Reception ...3-134 Care of... PASS-Key® III Security Message ...3-57 All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning Message ...3-57 Low ... Fuel Warning Message ...3-58 Low Brake Fluid Warning Message ...3-59 Service Vehicle Soon Message ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ✍ NOTES 3-3
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... System. See Audio System(s) on page 3-75. H. Audio Steering Wheel Controls. See Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 3-133. I. Head-Up Display Switch and Driver Information ... Release. See Hood Release on page 5-11. K. Ignition Switch. See Ignition Positions on page 2-20. L. Climate ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... Horn Press near or on the horn symbols on your steering wheel pad to sound the horn. Tilt ...vehicle. The lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering column....wheel and pull the lever. Then move the wheel to a comfortable position and release the lever ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...-Beam Changer. See Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer on page 3-8. • Flash-to-Pass. See Flash-to-Pass on page 3-8. • WIPER N Windshield Wipers. See Windshield Wipers on page 3-9. To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ..., check for burned-out bulbs and check the fuse. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-105. If you have a trailer towing option with added wiring for the trailer lamps, the signal indicator will flash at a normal rate even if a turn signal bulb is burned out. Check the front and rear turn signal...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    .... OFF: To stop the wipers, turn the band to OFF. Remember that damaged wiper blades may prevent you from seeing well enough to drive safely. To avoid damage, clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they are frozen to the windshield, carefully loosen or thaw them. If ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    Rear Window Washer/Wiper The rear window washer/wiper switch is located in the instrument panel switchbank. See...the front and rear windshield wipers. See Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-37. To wash the rear window while the rear wiper is already on, press the bottom of the switch. Press the top of ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Do not use ... is in cruise control when the traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. See Traction Control...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. ... the vehicle will keep going faster until you release the switch or apply the brake. So unless you want to go faster, do not hold the switch at R/A. {CAUTION: ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down. Of course, applying the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers ...the lower speed you want, then release it. • Step lightly on the brake pedal. • Move the cruise control switch to OFF. Erasing Speed Memory When you turn off the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... 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 intensity high-beam headlamps come on in ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ..., the parking lamps will turn on automatically. Your fog lamps will go off when you switch to high beams. When you return to low beam, the fog lamps will come back on. Using your high beams in fog is not recommended. • The ignition is in ON. • The parking brake is released. 3-15
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Interior Lamps The interior lamps can be controlled, or automatically turn on or off under certain conditions. They are explained in the following text. Interior Lamps Control The interior lamp control is located to the left of the steering column, below the exterior lamp control. Instrument ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...page 3-66 to program the headlamp exit delay feature. • Press LOCK 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 is cancelled. The interior lamps will stay on while any door or the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...remote keyless entry transmitter. • Press the front of the power door lock switch. If your vehicle is equipped with the Driver Information Center (DIC... keyless entry transmitter. • Press the front of the power door lock switch. If your vehicle is equipped with the Driver Information Center (DIC...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    Perimeter Lighting If your vehicle has perimeter lighting, it will turn on the headlamps and parking lamps for 25 seconds when the following conditions are met: Front Reading Lamps There are two reading lamps located on the rearview mirror. To turn either reading lamp on or off, press the button ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...It contains switches or blanks that will vary with the options that are on your vehicle. The switches you may have are: • Rear Window Wiper/Washer. See Windshield Washer on page 3-9. • Traction Disable. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    .... See Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message on page 3-52. • Low Oil Pressure. See Low Oil Pressure Message on page 3-54. • Charging System Indicator. See Charging System Indicator Message on page 3-53. • Low Brake Fluid Warning. See Low Brake Fluid Warning Message on page 3-59. 3-21
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    The HUD controls are located to the left of the steering wheel on the instrument panel. Under warning conditions, the CHECK GAGES message will illuminate in...This will happen whenever one of the radio controls is pressed, either on the radio or on the audio steering wheel controls, if equipped. 3-22
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...rst start the vehicle the display will show BUICK and the Buick logo for a few seconds. If ... stay on for up to a minute. Clean the inside of the windshield as needed to remove any dirt or film... of the following conditions exist: The HUD unit is covered The HUD dimmer knob is adjusted incorrectly...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... 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 are used to detect the distance to .... The URPA display is located inside the vehicle, near the rear window. It has three color-coded lights used to provide ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... display if the switch is in the off position. If an object is detected at a REVERSE (R) speed of less ... you that the system does not work at speed greater than 3 mph (5 km/h). A chime ... that are above liftgate level. In order for the rear sensors to recognize an object, it must be within detection ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... affect system performance include things like the vibrations from a jackhammer or the compression of air brakes on a very large truck. If after cleaning the rear bumper and ...on the driver's side behind the access door. Pull the cover down to use an accessory power outlet. When ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information on the... as they should. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Check with your dealer before adding ... power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty. Do not hang any type of...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... "Defogging and Defrosting" later in this section. 6 (Floor): 9 (Fan): Turn the left knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the fan speed. Turn the knob to 0 to turn off the fan. The fan must be turned on for the air conditioning compressor to operate. Operation Turn the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... clear fog or frost from your windshield. Use the defog mode to clear the windows of fog or moisture and... maintaining the selected temperature. On hot days, open the windows to let hot inside air escape;... this button directs most of the air to the windshield and the side window outlets, with some air ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. Dual Climate Control System Your ...vehicle. < REAR: Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light in the button ...warming grid, and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Do not attach a temporary ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... fuel economy while still maintaining the selected temperature. On hot days, open the windows to let hot inside air escape; then close them. This ...): Turn the left knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the fan speed. Turn the knob counterclockwise until it stops to turn off the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...clear fog or frost from your windshield. Use the defog mode to clear the windows of fog or moisture ...warming grid, and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Do not attach a temporary ...Defrost): This mode directs most of the air to the windshield and the side window outlets, with some air...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... will automatically control the inside temperature, the air delivery and the fan speed. AUTO will also appear on the display. To place the entire system in automatic...cool any faster. In cold weather, the system will start at reduced fan speeds to avoid blowing cold air into your vehicle until warmer ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    Manual Operation MODE: Press this button to manually change the direction of airflow in your vehicle; ... (Fan): Press this button to increase to decrease the fan speed; keep pressing the up or down arrow until...oor outlets and the defroster and side window outlets. Cooler air is directed to the upper ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... maintaining the selected temperature. On hot days, open the windows to let hot inside air escape; ...to clear fog or frost from your windshield. Use the defog mode to clear the windows of fog or moisture ... this button directs most of the air to the windshield and the side window outlets, with some air ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...ow. < REAR: Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light in the button ... fog or frost from the surface of the mirror when the rear window defog button is pressed. Notice: Donମ. grid, and the repairs wouldn’t be covered by your warranty. Do not attach a temporary...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As you will see in the ... alarmed when this happens. Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    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 economically. The indicator warning lights and ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... odometer. You may wonder what happens if your vehicle needs a new odometer installed. If the new one can be set to the mileage total of the old odometer, then that will be done. If it ...on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. If your vehicle is ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... started your vehicle, and then activate the retro-active reset feature, the display will show 5.0 miles (8.0 km). As you drive, the display will then increase to 5.1 miles (8.2 km), 5.2 miles (8.4 km), etc. Tachometer The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). 3-40
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor, the airbag modules, the wiring, diagnostic module, and safety belt pretensioners. For more information on the airbag ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. Passenger Airbag Status Indicator... injury to yourself or others, have your vehicle serviced right away if the airbag readiness light... so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Passenger Airbag Status Indicator - Canada When...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...on, or if there are no lights at all, there may be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing system. See your dealer for service. {CAUTION: If the off...with the airbag system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-size person sitting in the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...fully released, it means you have a brake problem. Your vehicle's hydraulic brake system is divided into ...warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away....is still on, have the vehicle towed for service. See Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light on ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... while you're driving, the anti-lock brake system needs service and you don't have ...xed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Your vehicle may have a traction control ... • If there's an engine-related and brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control,...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... SERVICE ENGINE SOON or check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. This may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle. This ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... lead to costly repairs that may not be covered by your warranty. Notice: Modifications made to... could lead to costly repairs not covered by your warranty. This may also result in a failure to...control system on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. • Light On Steady - An emission ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... at least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off. If none of the above steps have made the light turn off, your dealer can check the vehicle. Your dealer has the proper test equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. 3-48
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... registration. Here are some things 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 (on-board diagnostic...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... but it took more (or less) than half of the tank's capacity to fill it. • The gage pointer may move while cornering, braking or speeding up. United States Canada • The gage may not indicate empty when the ignition is turned off. When the indicator nears...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ..., 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. .... If there's an engine-related and brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... system, the TRACTION ACTIVE message will appear when the traction control system is limiting wheel spin. You may feel or hear the system working, but this ... on for a few seconds after the traction control system stops limiting wheel spin. This message will come on when your engine gets too hot. If ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... stays on, or comes 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 this indicator appears in the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine ...message lets you know when you may have a problem with your engine oil pressure. When the engine is ... too low. There may also be another problem causing low oil pressure. 3-54
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    .... You should check your oil level right away. Have your vehicle serviced immediately. See Engine Oil on page 5-16 for more information. When ... comes on and stays on after you have started the engine, it means that service is required for your vehicle. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 and Engine...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...) the system. See Check Tire Pressure System on page 5-62. If the anti-lock brake system warning light comes on, the check tire pressure system may not be working properly. See your dealer for service. Also, see Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light on page 3-45. This message will come on ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...this message. If it does, it will come on when there is a spare tire on the vehicle, or when the anti-lock brake system warning light comes ... differential fluid cools. The all-wheel drive system will be disabled until the compact spare tire is replaced by a full-size tire. If the warning message is ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ..., this warning message will come on and stay on until you add washer fluid. See Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-37 for adding washer fluid instructions. If the warning message is still on after adding fluid, you need to reset the warning message. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    Low Brake Fluid Warning Message Service Vehicle Soon Message United States Canada .... You should have your vehicle serviced immediately. See Brake System Warning Light on ... receive messages from the vehicle's components, this message will come on. These problems may not be obvious and may affect ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...s customization features. See DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-66 for more information. If you receive this message, the battery in the remote keyless entry needs to be replaced. See “Battery Replacement” under Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-6 for instructions. 3-60
  • 2005 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 5-49 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-...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... DIC contains a compass display to show you which direction the vehicle is driving. If the calibration required symbol, or C, appears in the compass, you must manually put the compass into the calibration mode. To enter this mode, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on and press the MODE button ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... three 360 degree turns in an area free from large metal objects at a speed no faster than 5 mph (8 km/h). The following two ...- PRESS & HOLD SET TO CHANGE: This display mode will appear when you are manually calibrating the system. When the compass is being recalibrated for the first time, the zone ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... 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 display. This display lets the driver know which driverମ.
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... oil life, additional maintenance is recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 and Engine Oil on page 5-16. TIRE PRESSURE:...TIRE PRESSURE NORMAL will display. If the tire pressure is low, LOW TIRE PRESSURE will display. You must ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    DIC Vehicle Personalization The DIC is used to program the choices of two drivers. The drivers are recognized as DRIVER 1 or DRIVER 2 in the DIC display. You will let the DIC know which driver you are by using your remote keyless entry transmitter. Each remote keyless entry transmitter was pre-...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...determine the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press ... set. You can either exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...determine the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press ... set. You can either exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Make ... the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...determine the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Follow ...set. You can either exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press ...the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...determine the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Follow ...set. You can either exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press...program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Follow ... program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... player, CB radio, mobile telephone, or two-way radio, make sure that it can be added by checking with your dealer. Also, check federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. If sound equipment can be added, it is very important to do it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere with ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Setting the Time Press and hold H until the correct hour appears on the display. AM will appear for morning hours. Press and hold M until the correct minute appears on the display. The time can be set with the ignition on or off. To synchronize the time with an FM station broadcasting Radio Data ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...press SCV until OFF appears on the display. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio service ... includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™ at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM (9696). ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    DISP (Display): Press this button to switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. Press this button to display ...The selected display will now be the default. Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, or AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    Setting Preset Stations Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM, six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, or AM, or XM1 or XM2. 3. Tune in the desired ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) AUDIO: To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, push and release the AUDIO knob until BAL appears on the display. Then turn the AUDIO knob to move the sound toward the right or the left speakers. A bar graph with indicators will show how ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...not switch to other stations. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service....tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (Information..., INFO will disappear from the display until another new message is received. The last message can...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...does not apply to XM™ Satellite Radio Service. Radio Messages CAL (CALIBRATE): The audio ...your vehicle and must be returned to the dealer for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system... locked up. Take the vehicle to the dealer for service. If any error occurs repeatedly...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... needed. This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer ... XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist Name/Feature not available ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    .... If this message is received after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. If tuned to channel 0, this message will alternate ... XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, there may be a ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... DISP button. When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. If the... in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add paper labels to ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... wait about an hour and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be caught in the CD player... error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. Z (Eject): Press this button to eject the CD. Eject may be activated with...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Listening to a DVD Your vehicle may have a Rear Seat Entertainment System, see Rear Seat Entertainment System on page 3-115 for more information. If your vehicle has this system and a DVD is playing, the DVD symbol will appear on the radio display indicating that the DVD is available and can be ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...ashes. The selected display will now be the default. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio ... includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™ at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM (9696)....
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ..., press the TUNE/AUDIO knob repeatedly until SPEED VOL appears on the display. Turn the TUNE/AUDIO ...will provide more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. To turn SCV off, press the TUNE/AUDIO ...selected band. Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    Setting Preset Stations Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM, six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1, or XM2. 3. Tune in the desired ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) AUDIO: To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, push and release AUDIO until BAL appears on the display. Then turn the AUDIO knob to move the sound toward the right or the left speakers. A bar graph with indicators will appear on the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...not switch to other stations. This function does not apply to XM™ Satellite Radio Service....tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (Information... through the message, press the INFO button. A new group of words will appear on the display after ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...TUNE knob or the SEEK arrows to go to a station that supports traffic announcements. If no station ...does not apply to XM™ Satellite Radio Service. Radio Messages CAL (Calibrate): The audio... must be returned to your GM dealer for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...is needed. This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer ... XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist Name/Feature not available ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...be swapped between vehicles. If this message is received after having your vehicle serviced, check with your GM dealer. If tuned to channel 0, this ... the XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, there may be a ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... while the tape reverses. Press this pushbutton again to return to playing speed. 2 \(Forward): Press this pushbutton to quickly advance the tape. The ... while the tape advances. Press this pushbutton again to return to playing speed. 6 SIDE: Press this pushbutton to play the other side of the tape. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... and provide it to your GM dealer when reporting the problem. Z (Eject): Press this button, located next ...and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure the player is working ...TAPE: This message is displayed when the tape is broken. Try a new tape. CD Adapter Kits It is possible ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... audio source. When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. The ... in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add paper labels to ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ..., wait about an hour and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be caught in the CD player. ... error message, write it down and provide it to your GM dealer when reporting the problem. Z (Eject): Press this button, located next to the CD slot, to eject...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    Listening to a DVD Your vehicle may have a Rear Seat Entertainment System, see Rear Seat Entertainment System on page 3-115 for more information. If your vehicle has this system and a DVD is playing, the DVD symbol will appear on the radio display indicating that the DVD is available and can be ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... button until OFF appears on the display. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio service ... includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™ at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM (9696). 3-...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    RCL (Recall): Press this knob to switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. When the ignition is off, ... a strong signal that are in the selected band. Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display will ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... equalization settings designed for country, jazz, talk, pop, rock, and classical. To return to the manual mode, press the AUTO EQ button until CUSTOM appears on the display. Then manually adjust the bass, midrange, and treble using the AUDIO knob. 3-103
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) AUDIO: To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, push the AUDIO knob until BAL appears on the display. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the right or the left speakers. To adjust the fade between the front and rear speakers, push and ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... for two seconds. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may switch to stations with a stronger frequency. To turn alternate frequency off, ...The radio will not switch to other stations. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service. Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only) These buttons ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...message, press and release the INFO button. A new group of words will appear on the display after ...displayed, INFO will disappear from the display until another new message is received. The last message can ...You can view the last message until a new message is received or a different station is tuned ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... or use the TUNE knob or the SEEK arrows to go to a station that supports traffic announcements. If no station is found that ... not been configured properly for the vehicle and it must be returned to the dealer for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has locked up. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... needed. This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer ... XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist Name/Feature not available ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... between vehicles. If this message is received after having your vehicle serviced, check with your dealer. If tuned to channel 0, this message will ... the XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, there may be a ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... audio source. When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the CD. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. The CD ... in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add paper labels to CDs...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... one CD has been loaded, a number for each CD will be displayed. Do not repeatedly press the CD eject button to eject a CD after trying to push it in manually. The player's 25-second eject timer will reset at each press of eject, causing the player to not eject the CD until the 25-second time ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    RPT (Repeat): With repeat, one track or an entire CD can be repeated. To use repeat, do the following: • To repeat the track you are listening to, press and release the RPT button. RPT will appear on the display. Press RPT again to turn off repeat play. AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    RCL (Recall): Press this knob to see how long the current track has been playing. To change the default on the display, track and elapsed time, press the knob until you see the display you want, then hold the knob until the display flashes. The selected display will now be the default. BAND: Press...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... on a very rough road. When the road becomes smoother, the CD should play. • The CD is dirty, scratched, wet, or upside down. • The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be caught in the CD player.
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. Rear Seat Entertainment System Your ... system. The RSE system includes a DVD player, a video display screen, two sets of wireless ... to. Parental Control This button is located behind the video screen, next to the auxiliary jacks, near ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... passengers only. The driver cannot safely view the video screen while driving and should not ... You can listen to the RSE system through the wired headphone jacks on the Rear Seat Audio (... speakers and the rear seat passengers are using the wired headphones to listen to the RSA system, the BAND button...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...headphones and repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Keep the headphones stored in a cool,...RCA Jacks The RCA jacks are located behind the video screen on the DVD console. The RCA jacks .... Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for proper usage. To use the auxiliary audio and video inputs,...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... Speakers • Rear Seat Audio (RSA) RCA Jacks (if equipped). Plug the wired headphones (not included) into the jacks on the RSA system. Only one... the vehicles speakers at the same time. The volume on the radio may vary when switching between a radio station, CD, DVD, cassette, or auxiliary device. If...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...screen away from you and adjust its position as desired. When the video screen is not in use, push it up into ... CD-RW, Video CD and Photo CD/CD-R media are fully supported by this DVD player... and DVD-RW media is supported if formatted as DVD-Video. DVD+R and DVD+RW media may or may not be supported by...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... this button to eject a DVD or CD. O (Power): Press this button to turn the DVD player on and off. SRCE (Source): Press this button to switch the system between the DVD player and an auxiliary source. o (Stop): Press this button to stop playing, rewinding, or fast forwarding. Press this button ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...the previews. Some DVDs will begin playing after the previews have finished. If the DVD does not begin playing at the main title, refer to the on-screen instructions. Stopping and Resuming Playback To stop playing a disc, press and release the stop button on the DVD player faceplate or the remote ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... Control To use the remote control, aim it at the transmitter window below the video screen and press the desired button. Direct sunlight or very bright light may ...sunlight may damage it, and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Keep the remote control stored in a ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...button to reverse the DVD. To stop reversing, press this button again. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews. SRCE (Source): Press this button to switch the system between the DVD player and an auxiliary source. r (Rewind): P (Backlight): 3-123
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... Menu To access the setup menu, ensure that a DVD is in the player and the video is stopped. Press the main menu button. Once the menu is ... arrows and the enter button to navigate the screen. The setup menu allows the user to select default preferences for Menu Language, Subtitle Language, Audio ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... system setup defaults, the disc will resume play from the beginning and not where it previously left off. Tips and Troubleshooting Chart Problem No power. Recommended Action The ignition may not be in ACCESSORY, ON, START, or RAP. The parental control ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    Problem No sound. Recommended Action The volume on the headphones could be too low. Adjust the... have been made that way for a standard screen. Problem I ejected the disc and tried to take ...menu. Point the remote control directly at the transmitter window. The batteries could be weak or put in wrong....
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    Problem After stopping the player, I push the play button but sometimes the DVD starts ... that the auxiliary source is connected to the inputs properly. Problem When I return to the DVD from the system menu, sometimes... functions do not work. The audio or video skips or The DVD could be dirty or jumps...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    Problem My disc is stuck in the player. The eject button does not work. Recommended ...attempt to force or remove the disc from the player. If the problem persists, return to your GM dealer ...telephone or other radio transmitter device in the vehicle. Problem DVD System inoperable. Recommended Action ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    DVD Messages The following errors may be displayed on the video screen. Disc Format Error: This message will be displayed if a disc is ... without a disc in the player. DVD Distortion There may be an experience with video distortion when operating cellular phones, scanners, CB radios, Global Position ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... on how to use this system, see the "Navigation System" manual. The front seat audio controls always ... passengers can listen to the DVDs through the wired headphone jacks on the RSA system. The RSE ... and the rear seat passengers are using the wired headphones to listen to the RSA system, the BAND...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... listening to the radio. TAPE CD: Press this button to switch between playing a cassette tape, a CD,... for future listening. BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 ... passengers are listening to the radio, the RSA will not switch between the bands or change the frequency. Press ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... speakers and the rear seat passengers are using the wired headphones to listen to the RSA system. P.SET .... PHONES: To listen to the RSA sound, plug the wired headphones, into these RCA jacks..... This feature requires no user input to be activated. The radio is automatically armed when it is put into ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    Audio Steering Wheel Controls MUTE: Press this button to silence the system. Press it again, ... some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. They include the following: SOURCE: When listening to... player for future listening. BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette with pads which scrub the tape head as the hubs of the...signals, causing the sound to fade in and out. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception from coast to coast. Just as with FM, tall buildings or ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...tape is in good condition before the tape player is serviced. Care of Your CD and DVD ...optics with lubricants internal to the CD mechanism. Integrated Windshield Antenna The antenna in your vehicle is a very ...try pointing the device through the very top of the windshield. Care of Your CDs and DVDs ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ✍ NOTES 3-136
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... Control of a Vehicle ...4-6 Braking ...4-6 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...4-7 Braking in Emergencies ...4-9 Traction Control System (TCS) ...4-10 All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System ...4-11 Steering ...4-12 Off-Road Recovery ...4-14 Passing ...4-14 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    .... In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. In addition, avoiding excessive speed, sudden or abrupt turns, and drunken or aggressive driving can help make trips safer and avoid the possibility of a crash, especially a rollover ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... distance. It is the best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything that distracts from the driving task - such ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... these laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what ... depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight will when each has the same number of drinks. The law in most U.S. states...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 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering, and the accelerator. All three ...you are with a group, designate a driver who will not drink. Braking Braking action involves perception time.... First, you have to decide to push on the brake pedal. That is perception time. Then you...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... surface of the road (whether it is pavement or gravel); the condition of the road (wet, dry, icy); tire tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of the vehicle and the amount of brake force applied. Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... the brakes and continue braking. Here is what happens with ABS: A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If...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. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...your steering. Momentum will carry it in whatever direction it was headed when the wheels stopped rolling. That could be off the road, ..., you will probably want to squeeze the brakes hard without locking the wheels. If you hear or feel the wheels sliding, ease off the brake pedal. This will help you ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... or both of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system works the front brakes and reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. The TRACTION ACTIVE ... you are driving, there's a problem with your traction control system. See Service Traction System ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...TRAC OFF button located on the instrument panel switchbank. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System If your vehicle has... outside temperature and vehicle use. See All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning Message on page 3-57.... until there is no longer a current need to limit wheel spin. The TRAC OFF light will come on to...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... braking - have to do their work where the tires meet the road. Unless you have four-wheel anti-lock brakes, adding the hard braking can demand too much...you enter the curve, while your front wheels are straight ahead. Try to adjust your speed so you can "drive" through the...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in time. But... like these. First apply your brakes. See Braking on page 4-6. 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...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... 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, pavement markings and lines. If...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to ... what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems - brakes, steering, and acceleration - do not have enough friction where the tires meet the road ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels are not rolling. In the steering ... not have anti-lock, then in a braking skid, where the wheels are no longer rolling, release enough pressure on the brakes to get the wheels rolling again. This restores steering control. Push ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... remote areas, watch for animals. • If you are tired, pull off the road in a safe place ... wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you ... reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-17
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... into the approaching headlamps. Keep your windshield and all the glass on your vehicle ... wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you cannot stop, accelerate, or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction is not as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires do not have much tread left, ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... rain, the harder it is to see. Even if your windshield wiper blades are in good shape, a heavy rain can make it harder to see road signs and traffic ... windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they show signs of streaking or ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water... often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread... be hydroplaning. Hydroplaning usually happens at higher speeds. There just is not a hard and... view restricted by road spray. • Have good tires with proper tread depth. See...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... as you would for a cross-country trip. • Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities. You will save time and ...not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You will want to watch...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are driving. Too-fast... Try to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check ...ow. Once you are on the freeway, adjust your speed to the posted limit or to the prevailing rate if it...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...some things you can check before a trip: • Windshield Washer Fluid: Is the reservoir full? Are all windows clean inside and outside? • Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? • Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... highway hypnosis? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness,... of road with the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush ..., pull off the road into a rest, service, or parking area and take a nap,...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing ...Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system, and transaxle....see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... Also see Tires on page 5-55. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid... or Ice Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the road probably have good traction. However, if there is snow or ice between your tires and the road, you can have a very ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. What is the worst .... If you do have anti-lock, see Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on page 4-7. This system improves your vehicle's stability when...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...unless you have anti-lock, if you brake so hard that your wheels stop rolling, you will just slide. Brake so your wheels always keep rolling and you can still steer. If You Are Caught in a Blizzard • Whatever your braking system, allow greater following distance on any slippery...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... vehicle, especially any that is blocking 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 you must. This ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... compartment fire or other damage. When you are stuck, spin the wheels as little as possible. Do not spin the wheels above... (55 km/h) as shown on the speedometer. Notice: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels too fast while shifting your ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ...Get It Out First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will clear the area ... REVERSE (R) and a forward gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible. Release the accelerator pedal ...pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels in the forward and reverse directions, you...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... 5-61. There is also important loading information on the vehicle Certification/Tire label. It tells you the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the front and rear axle. See "Certification/Tire Label" later in this ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs). 5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle....your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and ...Example 1 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs 300 lbs (136 kg) (68 kg...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... 3 = Subtract Occupant Weight 200 lbs (91 kg) × 5 = Available Cargo Weight = Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 0 lbs (0 kg) Refer to your vehicle's tire and loading information label for specific information about your vehicle's capacity weight and seating positions. The ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...Tire Label The Certification/Tire label also tells you the maximum weights for the front and rear...cation/Tire label is found on the rear edge of the driver’s door. The label shows the gross weight capacity... cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not overload your vehicle...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle ... "dinghy towing" (towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground) and "dolly towing" (towing your vehicle with two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on a device know as a...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... the following: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position... device designed for towing. 5. Release the parking brake. If you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle, it ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well - or even at all. You ... and result in costly repairs that would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the instructions in this section and check with your dealer for more information about towing a ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    .... So please read this section carefully before you pull a trailer. Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder against the drag of the added weight. The engine is required to operate at ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... information or advice, or you can write us at: Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 ...equipment, passengers, or cargo in the vehicle, it will reduce the tongue weight your vehicle can carry, which ... to the GVW because your vehicle will be carrying that weight, too. See Loading Your Vehicle ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires Be sure your vehicle's tires are inflated to 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 4-31. Do ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... vehicle. See Climate Control System on page 3-28. Trailer Brakes If your trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (450 kg) loaded, then it needs its own brakes - and they must be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you will be able to install, adjust and ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... Acquaint yourself with the feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep in... connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start ...lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ..., your vehicle has to have extra wiring. The arrows on your instrument panel will flash ... under the trailer wheels. 3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the regular brakes until the chocks ... to PARK (P). 5. Release the regular brakes. Driving On Grades Reduce speed and shift to a lower ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... oil, belts, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will ... someone pick up and store the chocks. Trailer Wiring Harness Your vehicle may have a ... harness located at the rear of your vehicle. To use the trailer wiring harness, you need a converter kit. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ✍ NOTES 4-46
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ..., Turn Signal, and Stoplamps ...5-51 Taillamps and Back-Up Lamps ...5-52 Replacement Bulbs ...5-53 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...5-53 Tires ...5-55 Tire Sidewall Labelling ...5-56 Tire Terminology and Definitions ...5-58 Inflation - ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades ...5-99 Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels ...5-100 Tires ...5-100 Sheet Metal Damage ...5-101 Finish Damage ...5-101 Underbody Maintenance ...5-101 Chemical Paint Spotting ...5-101 Vehicle ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... you to be happy with it. We hope you will go to your dealer for all your service needs. You will get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you will want to keep your GM vehicle all GM. Genuine GM parts have one of these ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... own service work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about ... this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-12.... and list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See Maintenance Record ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... your vehicle. If your vehicle has the 3.6L V6 engine, use regular unleaded gasoline with ...Gasoline Octane If your vehicle has the 3400 V6 engine, use regular unleaded gasoline with ...drive uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. Additives To provide cleaner air, all ... intake valves clean. If your vehicle experiences problems due to dirty injectors or valves, try a ..., your GM dealer has additives that will help correct and prevent most deposit-related problems. 5-6
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... rubber parts. That damage would not be covered under your warranty. Some gasolines that are not reformulated ... occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for service. Fuels in Foreign Countries If you ... use of improper fuel would not be covered by your warranty. To check the fuel availability, ask ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...{CAUTION: Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause bad injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when you are refueling. Do not smoke if you are near fuel or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, fl...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...remove the nozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel by shutting off the pump or by notifying the station attendant. Leave the area immediately. Notice: If you need a new fuel cap, be sure to get the right type. Your dealer can get one for you. If you get the wrong type, it may not fit properly. This may ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others could be burned. Be careful not to drop or ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    Hood Release To open the hood, do the following: 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. After you have partially lifted the hood, gas struts will automatically take over to lift and hold the hood in the fully open ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    Engine Compartment Overview When you lift the hood of the 3400 V6 engine, here is what you will see: 5-12
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...Checking the Fluid Level" under Automatic Transaxle Fluid on page 5-22. E. Brake Master Cylinder. See "Brake Fluid" under Brakes on page 5-38. F. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See "Adding Washer Fluid" under Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-37. G. Battery. See Battery...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    When you lift the hood of the 3.6L V6 engine, here is what you will see: 5-14
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...Fluid Reservoir. See "Adding Washer Fluid" under Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-37. B. Underhood Fuse ... "Checking Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 5-16. I. Brake Master Cylinder. See "Brake Fluid" under Brakes on page 5-38. J. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick. See "Checking the...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... drain back into the oil pan. If you do not do this, the oil dipstick might not show the actual level. 2. Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. 3400 V6 Engine 3.6L V6 Engine 5-16
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is below the cross-hatched area at the tip of the dipstick, then you will need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    • SAE 5W-30 As shown in the viscosity chart, SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils such as SAE 20W-50. Oils meeting these requirements should also have the starburst symbol on the container. This ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty. GM Goodwrench® oil meets all the requirements for your vehicle. If you are in ...system must be reset. Your dealer has GM-trained service people who will perform this work using genuine GM parts and ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    If the system is ever reset accidentally, you must change your oil at 3,000 miles (5 000 km) since your last oil change. Remember to reset the oil life system whenever the oil is changed. If your vehicle has the optional DIC, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition to ON, with the engine off. 2. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local ... loose dust and dirt. If the filter remains caked with dirt, a new filter is required. To inspect or replace the air cleaner/filter, do the...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... reaches 90°F (32°C) or higher. • In hilly or mountainous terrain. • When doing frequent trailer towing. • Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles (166 000 km). See ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here... place and keep the engine running. 2. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear range, ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... on page 5-12 for information on dipstick location. If your vehicle is equipped with a 3400 V6 engine, the dipstick handle will be a red loop. If your vehicle is equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine, the dipstick handle will have this symbol on it. 1. Pull out the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... your vehicle, and the damages may not be covered by your warranty. Always use automatic transaxle fluid ... to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page ... first. Any repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always use DEX-COOL® (...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost would not be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    Checking Coolant The coolant recovery tank is located on the driver's side of the vehicle, above the engine air cleaner/filter. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. {CAUTION: Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... tube on the radiator filler neck. The radiator pressure cap for the 3400 V6 engine and the 3.6L V6 engine are located in different areas of the engine compartment. See Engine Compartment Overview on...3-52. If your vehicle is equipped with the 3.6L V6 engine, you will have a reduced engine power...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. See Overheated Engine Protection Operating ...your heater to full hot at the highest fan speed and open the windows as necessary. 3. If you are ... warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...cant loss in power and engine performance. If your vehicle is equipped with the 3.6L V6 engine, the reduced engine power message along with the engine coolant temperature warning...page 5-16. Cooling System When you decide it is safe to lift the hood, here is what you will see: 3400 V6 engine 5-30
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...have a leak at the pressure cap or in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. {CAUTION: 3.6 L V6 engine A. Radiator Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans C. Coolant Recovery Tank Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... running your engine without coolant is not covered by your warranty. See Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode...occurs first. Any repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always use DEX-COOL® (silicate... Recovery Tank If you have not found a problem yet, but the coolant level is not at or...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the radiator pressure cap - even a little - they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system and radiator pressure cap to cool if ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    How to Add Coolant to the Radiator Notice: Your engine has a specific radiator fill procedure. Failure to follow this procedure could cause your engine to overheat and be severely damaged. 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push down as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. {CAUTION...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    3. If your vehicle has the 3400 V6 engine, 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. 5. Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from the engine and the compartment. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. 9. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 10. Put the cap back on ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... be at the MIN mark. If the fluid is at the ADD mark on the 3400 V6 engine, you should add fluid. If the level falls below... What Washer Fluid to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview ...down to an acceptable level during normal brake lining wear. When new linings are put in, the fluid ...up. The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it is, you should have ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... have too much fluid when you get new brake linings. You should add or remove brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on...could cause a crash. Always use the proper brake fluid. Notice: {CAUTION: If you ...uid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    Brake Wear Your vehicle has four-wheel disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a ... 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 specifi...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... braking system - for example, when your brake linings wear down and you need new ones put ... you get new approved GM replacement parts. If you do not, your brakes may no longer work properly. For...other ways if someone puts in the wrong replacement brake parts. Warning: Battery posts, terminals and ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... 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 brake. {CAUTION: Batteries can hurt you. They can be dangerous because: •...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... leave your radio or other accessories on during the jump starting procedure, they could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always turn off your radio and other accessories when jump starting your vehicle. 3. Turn off the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You do not need to add water to the battery installed in your new vehicle. But if a battery has filler caps, be sure the right amount of fluid is there. If it is low, add water to take care of ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... is just as good there, and 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 will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 5-45
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... are removed in the wrong order, electrical 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 that the cables do not touch each other or other metal....
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    All-Wheel Drive If you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure to perform the lubricant checks described in this section. All-wheel-drive vehicles have two additional systems that need lubrication. How to Check Lubricant Transfer Case (...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... will need to add some lubricant. Add enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if needed. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See Recommended ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you drop or scratch the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 3. Remove the wing stud on the upper, outboard side of the lamp assembly. 4. Unsnap the headlamp assembly by pulling it ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... one-quarter of a turn clockwise. 8. Unhook the electrical connector by lifting up the gray tabs and separate the connector from the bulb base. 9. Install the appropriate new bulb into the electrical connector. Push the bulb firmly enough so that the gray tabs hook over the tab on the bulb. 10. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... the bulb assembly out from the lamp housing. 6. Unhook the electrical connector by lifting up the tabs and separate the connector from the bulb base. 7. Install the new bulb into the electrical connector. Push the bulb firmly enough so that the tabs hook over the tab on the bulb. 8. Reverse the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...the liftgate. 5. Pull the lamp assembly directly rearward from the vehicle. 7. Pull the bulb assembly out from the lamp housing. 8. Pull the bulb out of the base. 9. Install the new bulb into the electrical connector. Push the bulb firmly enough so that the tabs hook over the tab on the bulb. 5-52
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...15. Close the liftgate. Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected ... or cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" under Owner Checks and Services on page .... The blades are more accessible for removal/replacement while in this position. 3. Pull the windshield wiper arm ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... 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 ...the arm. Then, pull the blade assembly down toward the glass to remove it from the wiper arm. 5. Push the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    Tires Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ... details. For additional information refer to the tire manufacturer's booklet included with your vehicle's Owner's Manual. {CAUTION: Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. • ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    .... The examples below show a typical passenger vehicle tire and a compact spare tire sidewall. (B) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specifi...ation Load Limit: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Example (A) Tire Size: ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (E) Tire Inflation: The temporary use tire or compact spare tire should be inflated to 60... 000 km) and should not be driven at speeds over 65 mph (105 km/h). The compact spare tire is for emergency use when a regular road tire has lost air and ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... means belted-bias ply construction. (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service Description: These characters represent the load range and speed rating of...are, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and air conditioning....
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... from steel or other reinforcing materials. Bead: The tire bead contains steel wires wrapped by steel cords that hold the tire onto the rim. Bias Ply Tire: A... at the maximum permissible inflation pressure for that tire. Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight: The sum of curb weight; accessory ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... beads are laid at 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire beads are seated. Sidewall: The portion of a tire...only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) of tread remains. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-65. UTQGS (Uniform Tire Quality ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... a vehicle showing the vehicle's capacity weight and the original equipment tire size and recommended infl... or more. Do not forget to check the compact spare tire, it should be at 60 psi (420 kPa). For additional information regarding the compact spare tire, see Compact Spare Tire on page 5-94. 5-...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... to get a pressure measurement. If the cold tire inflation pressure matches the recommended ... is low • Only one tire is replaced with a new tire during service • The vehicle is moving ... treadwear is uneven The compact spare tire is installed Tire chains are being used The vehicle is being driven...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ...reset the system 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 adjusting the pressure in all four tires. If you reset the system ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-65 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-68 for more information. Make sure the spare tire is stored securely. Push, pull, and then try to rotate or ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    When It Is Time for New Tires {CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...an "MS" (for mud and snow). If you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the... 5-94. {CAUTION: If you use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly,...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... deep tread, winter-type snow tires, space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches (25 to... traction performance. Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law. Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is established for a ... in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. Wheel Alignment and Tire ... of wheel you need. Each new wheel should have the same load-carrying capacity, ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts on your vehicle can be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your ... wheel nuts for replacement. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... vehicle, 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 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ...others could be injured. Be sure to read the inflator instructions, and inflate any object only... Breakers on page 5-105 or see your dealer for service. Your accessory inflator will automatically shut... inflator. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Run the inflator for short periods...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    .... Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well ...a Flat Tire If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    {CAUTION: Changing a tire can be dangerous. The vehicle can slip off the jack and roll over or fall on you or... end of the vehicle. When you have a flat tire, use the following example as a guide to assist you in the placement of wheel blocks. The following information will tell you next how to use...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you will need is located in the storage compartment on the passenger's side...up the tab and pulling the cover off. D. Folding Wrench A. Jack E. Wing Nut B. Wing Bolt C. Jacking Instructions F. J-Hook 2. Remove the jack and jacking tools by turning the...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... (B), wing nut (C), and J-hook (D). Removing the Spare Tire (Vehicles without a Rear Convenience ... Wrench C. Hoist Assembly D. Retainer E. Compact Spare Tire 1. Flip the rear cargo area .... 3. Turn the folding wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground. Continue turning the wrench...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... the retainer and slip it through the wheel opening to remove the spare tire from the cable. 5. Turn the wrench clockwise to raise the cable back up after removing the spare tire. Do not store a full-size or a... road tire under the vehicle. See Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-88. To ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... wrench counterclockwise three or four turns. 4. If the spare tire has not lowered, tighten the... Latch System on page 5-84. Removing the Spare Tire (Vehicles with a Rear Convenience Center) The compact spare... vehicle, ahead of the rear bumper. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-94 for more information ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...shaft. 4. Turn the folding wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground. Continue turning the wrench ...retainer and slip it through the wheel opening to remove the spare tire from the cable. 6. Turn the wrench ... under the vehicle. See Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-88...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ...the wrench counterclockwise three or four turns. 4. If the spare tire has not lowered, tighten the ...and then loosen it at least two times. If the spare tire did lower to the ground, continue with ...listed previously. 5. If you still cannot lower the spare tire to the ground, see Secondary Latch System ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. If there is a wheel cover, loosen the plastic nut caps with the wheel wrench. They will not come off. Then, using the flat end of the wheel wrench, pry along the edge of the cover until it comes ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... by turning the folding wrench clockwise in the jack. Raise 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. 5-81
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The ...come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where ...7. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. 5-82
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon ...torque specification. Notice: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ...a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-88 for instructions on storing the spare tire correctly. Notice: Wheel covers will not fit on your compact ... or the spare. 10. Do not try to put a wheel cover on the compact spare tire. It will not fit. Store the wheel cover securely ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    To release the spare tire from the secondary latch, do the following: {CAUTION: Someone standing too close during the procedure could be injured by the jack. If the spare tire does not slide off the ... jack out from the spare. 1. If the cable is not visible, start this procedure at Step 3. All-wheel-...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... center lift point of the jack under the center of the spare tire. 5. Turn the folding wrench clockwise to... latch spring. 6. Keep raising the jack until the spare tire stops moving upward and is... know that the secondary latch has released and the spare tire is balancing on the jack. 5-86 7. Lower the...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    9. Tilt the retainer and slip it through the wheel opening when the spare tire has been completely lowered. 10.... as you can. You will not be able to store a spare tire using the hoist assembly until it has ... the jack. Use one hand to push against the spare tire while firmly pulling the jack out from ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools Storing the Flat Tire (Vehicles without Stowable Seat and without ... vehicle with 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 wrench. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ...Tire (Vehicles with a Rear Convenience Center) 3. Lay the tire on top of the center storage compartment with the valve ... see the D-ring through the center hole of the tire. 4. Remove the J-hook and the wing nut... C. Wing Nut D. J-Hook E. Full-Size Tire F. Cap on Bottom of Storage Compartment 1. Open...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... it is pointing outward. 4. Open the convenience center cover. 5. Stand the full-size tire up, in the tray against the back of ... so that it rests in the groove. This secures the cover in place. A. Rear Convenience Center B. Full-Size Tire C. D-Ring D. E. F. G. Stowable Seat Strap Cargo Net Hook J-...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...cover so that it rests in the groove. This secures the cover in place. A. Stowable Seat B. Full-Size Tire C. Wing Nut D. J-Hook E. D-Ring 1. Fold the seatback down and flip the D-ring up. 2. Lay the tire on the seatback with the valve stem pointing up with the center hole...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... all these in the proper place. The underbody-mounted spare tire needs to be stored with the valve stem ... on the ground at the rear of the vehicle. Position the compact spare tire so that the valve stem is pointed .... 2. Lower the cable to the ground. See Removing the Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-74....
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... the retainer downward and slip it through the center hole of the spare tire. Make sure the retainer is fully seated across the underside of the wheel. 4. ... to turn the folding wrench clockwise to lift the spare tire. 7. When the tire is almost in the stored position, turn the tire ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... you replace the compact spare with a full-size tire, reinstall the bolt-on wheel covers or the center cap,... Drive After installing a compact spare tire on a vehicle with all-wheel drive you will need to... driven for an extended period with a compact spare tire installed and the all-wheel drive system ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. Always open the doors or windows of the vehicle when cleaning the inside. ... not use any of these products unless this manual says you can. In many uses,... Nail Polish Remover Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... be removed with club soda water. To clean, use the following instructions: 1. For liquids: blot with a clean, soft, white cloth. For solids...up with the club soda water instructions given earlier in this section. Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, black coffee, ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ...a stain remains, follow the "Using Cleaner on Fabric" instructions described earlier. Leather Use a soft cloth... waxes may cause annoying reflections in the windshield and even make it difficult to see through the windshield under certain conditions. Interior Plastic Components Use only a mild ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... 5-102. Notice: If you use abrasive cleaners when cleaning glass surfaces on your vehicle, you could scratch the glass and/or cause damage to the rear window defogger and the integrated radio antenna. When cleaning the glass on your vehicle, use only a soft cloth and glass cleaner. Weatherstrips ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax, sap or other material may be on the blade or windshield. Clean the ... not form when you rinse it with water. Grime from the windshield will stick to the wiper blades and affect their performance. ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... could damage the surface of the wheel(s). The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Use only GM-... wheels could damage the wheels. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Use chrome ... aluminum or chrome-plated wheels. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Never drive a...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... manufacturer replacement parts will provide the corrosion protection while maintaining the warranty. At least every spring, flush these materials from the ... causes this, GM will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within 12 months or 12...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... Cleaner and Polish White Sidewall Tire Cleaner Vinyl Cleaner Glass Cleaner Chrome and Wire Wheel Cleaner Finish Enhancer Usage... fingerprints. Removes dirt and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. Removes dust, fingerprints, and surface contaminants. Spray on and wipe off. Usage Removes...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You will find .... You can see it if you look through the windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ...to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-82. Windshield Wiper Fuses The windshield wiper motor is protected by an internal circuit breaker...snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, be ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    Fuses and Circuit Breakers The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit ... a new one of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and do not have a spare fuse, you can borrow one that has the same amperage. Just ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... Relay and Height Sensor Heated Mirrors Power Mirrors Ignition 1 Module Turn Signal Switch Rear Defogger...Motors and Head-Up Display Not Used Windshield Wipers and Washer Instrument Panel Cluster, Body Control Module (BCM), PASS-Key® III Park Lock Ignition Key Solenoid Rear Window Wiper/Washer 5-106
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... 44 46 Relay 20 23 27 33 43 45 Usage Power Sunroof Power Windows Map Lamps, Courtesy Lamps and Instrument Panel Lights Radio UQ3 Radio Amplifier...-up lamp relay (A) is located behind and to the left of the underhood fuse block. To remove the cover, press the two tabs in and lift up the cover. 5-107
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...28 29 30 31 32 3400 V6 Engine Fuse 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Usage Fuel Pump ...Emissions and Sensors Power Control Module (PCM)-Battery Power Anti-Lock Brakes ... Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Solenoid Valves Oxygen Sensors-Emissions Control ..., Remote Digital Radio Receiver All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Module Cruise Control...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Starter Solenoid Battery Fuse Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Motor Engine Cooling Fan 2 Engine Cooling Fan 1 ...Fuse for Climate Control Blower and Ignition 3 Relay Main Battery Fuse for Ignition Switch, Radio, Heads-Up Display, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), Instrument ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... Horn Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Engine Control Module (ECM) Powertrain Relay Powertrain Sensors Transmission Control Module (TCM) Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Solenoids... Ignition Relay Body Control Module (BCM) S Band All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Module Cruise Control Front Power Outlets...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... 35 38 39 40 41 44 46 47 § § 71 70 Usage Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Motor Engine Cooling Fan 2 Engine Cooling Fan 1 Main ... Battery Fuse for Climate Control Blower and Ignition 3 Relay Main Battery Fuse for Ignition Switch, Radio, Heads-Up Display (HUD), Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), Instrument ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Automatic Transaxle - Front Wheel Drive Pan Removal and Replacement Complete Overhaul Automatic Transaxle - 3400 V6 AWD Pan Removal and Replacement Complete Overhaul Automatic Transaxle - 3.6L V6 AWD Pan Removal and Replacement Complete ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    Capacities Application Engine Oil with Filter 3400 V6 Engine 3.6L V6 Engine Fuel Capacity Rear Differential Fluid Capacity Transfer Case Fluid Capacity Wheel Nut Torque English 4.0 quarts 5.5 quarts 18.0 ... Y Engine Specifications Engine 3400 V6 3.6L V6 VIN Code E 7 Transaxle Automatic Automatic ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ✍ NOTES 5-114
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-8 At Least Once a Month ...6-9 At ... Your 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
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your ... and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good .... Any damage caused by failure to follow scheduled maintenance may not be covered by warranty....
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... needs, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using ... on page 7-12. Owner Checks and Services on page 6-8 tells you what should be checked, ... fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 5-5. The services in Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 should be performed ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... GM Goodwrench dealer has GM-trained service technicians who will perform this work using genuine ... CHANGE ENGINE OIL message appears, certain services, checks and inspections are required. Required ...II - Use Maintenance II if the previous service performed was Maintenance I. Always use Maintenance ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ... check inflation pressures and wear. See Tires on page 5-55. Inspect brake system. See footnote (a). Check engine ... suspension and steering components. See footnote (b). Inspect engine cooling system. See footnote (c). Inspect wiper blades. See footnote (d). Inspect restraint system components. See ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... Cleaner/Filter on page 5-21. An Emission Control Service. Change automatic transaxle fluid and fi... plugs and inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. Engine cooling system service...years, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. See footnote (i). Inspect engine accessory ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ..., binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. Inspect other ... outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser is recommended at least once a year. (d) Visually inspect wiper blades for wear or cracking. Replace blade inserts that ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    .... − Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. (i) Drain, flush and refill cooling ... dealer can assist you with these checks and services. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at ... engine oil at the proper level can cause damage to your engine not covered by your warranty. 6-8
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ...be sure you have enough room around the vehicle. 2. Firmly apply both the parking brake and the regular brake. See ...on page 5-55 for further details. Check to make sure the spare tire is stored securely. Push, pull and then try to turn the spare tire. If it moves, tighten it. See Changing a Flat Tire...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... 2-26 if necessary. Be ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. ... not start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of... Goodwrench dealer for service. Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ...case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move....NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held ...brake followed by the regular brake. Contact your GM Goodwrench dealer if service is required....
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... water and use only DEX-COOL® Coolant. See Engine Coolant on page 5-25. Hydraulic Brake Delco Supreme 11 Brake Fluid or System equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid. Windshield ® Washer Solvent GM Optikleen Washer Solvent. Power Steering GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    .../Filter Engine Oil Filter 3400 V6 3.6L V6 Passenger Compartment Air Filter Kit Spark Plugs 3400 V6 3.6L V6 Windshield Wiper Blades (Hook Type) Driver's Side - 24.0 inches (60.0 cm) Passenger's Side - 22.0 inches (55.0 cm) GM® ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    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 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-15
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-16
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ...Government ...7-12 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-12 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-12 Customer Assistance and ... Online Owner Center ...7-3 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...7-4 Customer Assistance Offices ...7-4 GM Mobility Reimbursement Program ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ... 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...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... automotive disputes regarding vehicle repairs or the interpretation of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Although you may be ...specific vehicle, including tips and videos and an electronic version of this owner's manual (United States only). • Keep track of your vehicle's service history and ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ...263-3830. United States - Customer Assistance Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 ...-381-0022 Customer Assistance Offices Buick encourages customers to call the toll-free ... for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Buick, the letter should be addressed to Buick's Customer ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... call the GM Mobility Assistance Center at 1-800-323-9935. Text telephone (TTY) users, call 1-800-833-9935. GM of Canada also has a Mobility Program. Call 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483) for details. TTY users call 1-800-263-3830. Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/Countries (Except...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    ...800-252-1112 for Buick Roadside Assistance. As the proud owner of a new Buick vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Buick Roadside Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you with peace of mind as you drive in the ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ... of the vehicle. Courtesy Transportation Buick has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor ... is not part of or included in the coverage provided by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Buick reserves the right to make any changes or discontinue the Roadside Assistance program at ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ...keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If ...and ask for instructions. If the dealer requests that you simply drop the vehicle off for service,...wait. However, if you are unable to wait Buick helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ... period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet entitled ... Information furnished with each new vehicle provides detailed warranty coverage information. Courtesy ... period of the General Motors of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty, alternative transportation may be ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    ... and, if so equipped, to provide anti-lock braking and to help the driver control the vehicle in difficult ... of the vehicle and how it was operated, such as data related to engine speed, brake application, throttle position, vehicle speed, safety belt usage, airbag readiness, airbag performance, and ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    ... and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or General Motors. To contact NHTSA,... is equipped with OnStar®, please check the OnStar® subscription service agreement or manual for information on its operations and data collection. 7-11
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    ... 0N5 Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle suspension, brakes, electrical,...Please call us at 1-800-521-7300, or write: Buick Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33136 Detroit,...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ... provide basic operational information about the vehicle. The owner's manual will include the Maintenance Schedule for all models. In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio, Owner's Manual, and Warranty Booklet. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $35.00 Without Portfolio: Owner's Manual only. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $25....
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    ✍ NOTES 7-14
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    ...47 All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System ...2-26 All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning Message ...3-57 All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) System ...4-11 Antenna, Integrated Windshield ...3-135 Antenna, ...45 Appearance Care ...5-95 Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels ...5-100 Care of Safety Belts ...5-98 Chemical ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    Appearance Care (cont.) Weatherstrips ...5-98 Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades ...5-99 Ashtrays ...3-27 Audio System(s) ...3-75 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-133 Care of Your Cassette Tape Player ...3-134 Care of Your CD and DVD ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    ...Rear Passenger Position, Safety Belts ...1-38 Chains, Tire ...5-70 Change Engine Oil Message ...3-55... Message ...3-53 Check Engine Light ...3-46 Tire Pressure System ...5-62 Checking Things Under ... Lighter ...3-27 Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels ...5-100 Exterior Lamps/Lenses ...5-99 Fabric/...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    ...97 Washing Your Vehicle ...5-98 Weatherstrips ...5-98 Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades ...5-99 Climate Control System ...3-28 Dual ...3-30 Dual Automatic ...3-33 Outlet Adjustment ...3-36 Comfort Guides, Rear Safety Belt ...1-40 Compact Spare Tire ...5-94 Content Theft-...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 469
    ... Fuse Block ...5-105 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...5-105 Headlamp Wiring ...5-104 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5-104 Underhood Fuse Block ...5-107 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...5-104 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-21 Battery ...5-41 Change Oil Message ...3-55 Check ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 470
    ... ...5-22 Power Steering ...5-36 Windshield Washer ...5-37 Fog Lamps ...3-15 Four-Way Manual Driver Seat ...1-3 Front ... and Circuit Breakers ...5-105 Underhood Fuse Block ...5-107 Windshield Wiper ...5-104 G Gage Engine Coolant Temperature ...Fuel ...Speedometer ...Tachometer ...3-46 3-50 3-39 3-40...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 471
    ...Warning Message ...3-56 Hazard Warning Flashers ...3-6 Head Restraints ...1-7 Headlamp Wiring ...5-104 Headlamps Automatic Headlamp System ...3-15 Bulb Replacement...Hood Checking Things Under ...5-10 Release ...5-11 Horn ...3-6 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...1-25 I ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 472
    ... Panel (cont.) Overview ...3-4 Switchbank ...3-20 Integrated Windshield Antenna ...3-135 Interior Lamps ...3-16 ...42 K Keyless Entry System ...2-5 Keys ...2-3 L Labelling, Tire Sidewall ...Lamps Battery Run-Down ... Airbag Readiness ...Anti-Lock Brake System Warning ...Brake System Warning ...Highbeam ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 473
    ...54 Low Tire Message ...3-56 Low Washer Fluid Warning Message ...3-58 Lumbar Manual Controls ...1-5 M Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services ...At Each Fuel Fill ...Manual Lumbar Controls ...1-5 Manual Passenger Seat ...1-3 Memory Seat ...2-47 Message All-Wheel Drive Disable ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 474
    ... Traction System Warning ...3-51 Service Vehicle Soon ...3-59 Traction Active ...3-52 Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-31 Outside Convex Mirror ...2-32 ... ...5-30 Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 Owners, Canadian ...ii N Navigation/Radio System ...3-130 New Vehicle Break-In ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 475
    ... Shifting Into ...2-27 Shifting Out of ...2-28 Parking Assist ...3-24 Brake ...2-26 Over Things That Burn ...2-29 Passenger Airbag Status Indicator ... (RAP) ...2-21 Six-Way Seats ...1-4 Steering Fluid ...5-36 Windows ...2-14 Pretensioners, Safety Belt ...Program Mode Message ...Programmable Automatic...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 476
    ...Operation ...2-6 Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Battery Low Warning Message ...3-60 Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire ...5-80 Removing the Spare Tire and Tools ...5-74 Replacement Bulbs ...5-53 Reporting Safety Defects Canadian Government ...7-12 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 477
    ... Seats Captain Chairs ...1-13 Four-Way Manual Driver Seat ...1-3 Head Restraints ...1-7 Heated Seats ...1-5 Manual Lumbar ...1-5 Manual Passenger ...1-3 Memory ...2-47 Rear Seat Operation ...1-8 Reclining ...33 Signals, Turn and Lane-Change ...3-7 Spare Tire Installing ...5-80 Removing ...5-74 ...
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 478
    ......2-15 PASS-Key® III ...2-17 PASS-Key® III Operation ...2-18 Tilt Wheel ...3-6 Tire Low Message ...3-56 Tires......5-55 Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels, Cleaning ...5-100 Buying New Tires ...5-66 Chains ...5-......5-62 Cleaning ...5-100 Compact Spare Tire ...5-94 If a Tire Goes Flat ...5-72 In�.
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 479
    ... Tire ...Removing the Flat Tire ...Removing the Spare Tire and Tools ...Secondary Latch System ...Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools ...Tire Sidewall Labelling ...Tire Terminology and......Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...Wheel Replacement ...When It Is Time for New Tires ...Top Strap ......
  • 2005 Buick Rendezvous | Owner's Manual - Page 480
    ...68 Where to Put the Restraint ...1-52 Windows ...2-13 Windows (cont.) Power ...2-14 Windshield Backglass, and Wiper Blades, Cleaning ...5-99 Windshield Washer ...3-9 Fluid ...5-37 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...5-53 Fuses ...5-104 Windshield Wipers ...3-9 ...



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