2004 Cadillac CTS-V Owner's Manual

2004 Cadillac CTS-V Manual

2004 Cadillac CTS-V manual table of contents:

  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2004 Cadillac CTS Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-7 Safety Belts ...1-9 Child Restraints ...1-29 Air Bag Systems ...1-48 Restraint System Check ...1-59 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-3 Doors and Locks ...2-8 Windows ...2-14 Theft-...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... GM Emblem, CADILLAC, the CADILLAC Crest & Wreath are registered trademarks and the name CTS is a trademark of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information ...This Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning. You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means "Don...
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    ... that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors ...
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    These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle: v
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     NOTES vi
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...59 Restraint System Check ...1-59 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-59 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-60 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Passenger Seat ...1-2 Power Seats ...1-2 Power Lumbar ...1-3 Heated Seats ...1-3 Reclining ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    Front Seats Manual Passenger Seat Power Seats Your vehicle may have a manual passenger seat. To adjust the seat, lift the bar under the front of the seat to ... horizontal control up or down to adjust the front portion of the cushion. • Move the rear of the horizontal control up or down...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... or decrease support, hold the control forward or rearward. Keep in mind that as your seating position changes, as it may during long trips, so should the position of your lumbar support. Adjust the seat as needed. There is a button for the driver and one for the front passenger. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    Reclining Seatbacks Power Recliner Manual Recliner If your vehicle has manual reclining front seatbacks, the levers are located on the outboard sides of the front seats. Lift the lever to release the seatback, then move the seatback to where you ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    {CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can't do their job when you're reclined like this. The shoulder belt can't do its job. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...your head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. The front seat head restraints move up and down. Press ... restraints tilt forward and rearward, also. The rear seat head restraints work the same as the front head restraints. You can remove the rear head restraints, also. Press ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... allows you to carry long cargo by folding down part or all of the rear seat. Before you can fold the rear seatback, you need to unlatch the center seatbelt buckle. Use the following steps to lower one or both of the rear seatbacks: 1. Insert a tool with a small tip into the slot as ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ...forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always press rearward on the seatback ... attached, or twisted won't provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. After raising the rear seatback, always check to...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    Safety Belts 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. {CAUTION: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a person wouldn't survive. But most crashes are in between. In many of them, people ...Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-10
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    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-11
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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... 1-12
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... has air bags, why should I have to wear safety belts? or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. A: Air bags are in many ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... from home, why should I wear safety belts? How to Wear Safety Belts Properly This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know ... such as bad drivers. Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km) of home. And the greatest number of serious ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    Driver Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, see "Seats" in the Index. 3. Pick up the latch plate and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    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 ... belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    Q: What's wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely injure internal 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. 1-19
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    Q: What's wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don't wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... Front Passenger Position To learn how to wear the right front passenger's safety belt properly, see Driver Position on page 1-15. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way ... up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Lap-Shoulder Belt All rear seating positions have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. 2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    3. To make the lap belt 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 ... should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    The safety belt locks if there's 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... Children and Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt ... small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck and head. There is one guide for each outboard passenger position in the rear seat. To provide ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...pretensioners. You'll find them on the buckle end of the safety belts for the driver and right front passenger. They help the safety belts reduce a person's forward movement in a moderate to severe crash in which the front of the vehicle hits something. Pretensioners work...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... the abdomen, which could cause severe or even fatal internal injuries in a crash. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. Q: A: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder ...in a rear seat outside position, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    {CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    .... Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United ...up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle. Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (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. 1-33
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    .... If it is, the 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...serious or fatal injuries. Young children always should be secured in appropriate child restraints. An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make sure that the infant's...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...restraints work? A: A child restraint system is any device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position children. A built-in child restraint system is a permanent part of the motor vehicle. An add-on child restraint system is a portable one,...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You... itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if... are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We, therefore...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... 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, don't use the restraint unless it is anchored properly. If ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Top Strap Anchor Location ... anchors are located on the filler panel behind the rear seat head restraints. In order to access ...use a child restraint with a top strap in the right front passenger's position because there is no...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    .... Instead, it uses vehicle anchors (A, B) and child restraint attachments to secure the restraints. Some restraints also use another vehicle anchor to secure a top tether strap (C). Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You'll find anchors (A) for the rear seat outboard passenger positions. 1-41
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... system, each seating position with the LATCH system has a label on the seatback at each lower anchor position. The labels are located near the base of rear outboard seating positions. {CAUTION: If a LATCH-type child restraint isn't attached to its anchorage points, the restraint won't be able to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... points on the child restraint to the anchors in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. If the child restraint is forward-facing, ...page 1-39. Tighten the top strap according to the child restraint instructions. 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child ... vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    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. 4. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may fi...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position Although a rear seat is a safer place, you...the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger's air... vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear facing child restraint ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... and another frontal air bag for the right front passenger, • a seat mounted side impact air bag for the driver and another for the right front passenger, • a roof-mounted side impact air bag ..., and • a roof-mounted side impact air bag for the right front passenger and the person seated ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... the door. Frontal air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to work only in moderate to severe ... more forceful air bags have provided in the past. The seat-mounted side impact air bags and roof-mounted side impact air bags are designed to inflate only in moderate to severe ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Older Children" or "Infants and Young Children." The system checks the air bag electrical ..., which shows the air bag symbol. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-50
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's seat-mounted side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. 1-51
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    The right front passenger's seat-mounted side impact air bag is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the door. The side impact air bag for the driver and the person seated directly behind the driver is in the ceiling above the side windows. 1-52
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... and an air bag, and don't attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering. And, because your ... of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. The side impact air bag for the right front passenger and the person seated directly behind that passenger is in the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    When Should an Air Bag Inflate? The driver's and right front passenger's frontal air bags are designed to inflate in ... a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The driver's and right front passenger's frontal air bags are not designed to inflate in rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel, instrument panel, the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door and the ...collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...air bag inflated. Some components of the air bag module - the steering wheel hub for the driver's air bag, the instrument panel for the right front passenger's bag, the side of the seatback closest to the door for the seat-mounted side impact air bags and the area along the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. • Let only qualified technicians work ... bag module and seatback for the driver's and right front passenger's seat-mounted side impact air bags, or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... Bag-Equipped Vehicle Air bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag systems in several places around your vehicle. ...air bag systems. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, and make sure the person performing work for you is qualified to do so. The air bag ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... a luggage carrier or sunroof to the roof of my vehicle, will it keep the roof-mounted side impact air bags from working properly? A: As long ... so that the vehicle's basic structure isn't changed, it's not likely to keep the roof-mounted side impact air bags from working properly in a crash. 1-59
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...you need new belts or LATCH system parts? After a very minor collision, nothing ... crash, then you need new parts. If the LATCH system was being used during... may need new LATCH system parts. If belts are cut or damaged, replace... to replace air bag system parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... ...2-25 Automatic Transmission Operation ...2-26 Manual Transmission Operation ...2-32 Parking Brake ... Transmission) ...2-37 Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission) ...2-37 Parking Over Things ... System ...2-9 Power Door Locks ...2-9 Delayed Locking ...2-9 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...2-10 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...Features and Controls Assist Handles ...2-52 Garment Hooks ...2-52 Roof Rack Provisions ...2-53 Convenience Net ...2-53 Sunroof ...2-54 Vehicle Personalization ...2-55 Memory Seat and Mirrors ...2-55 OnStar® System ...2-45 HomeLink® Transmitter ...2-47 Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter ...2-...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    Keys {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-3
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following ...that may cause undesired operation of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    .... • If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. You can program your vehicle so that the ...with the remote keyless entry transmitter. See DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-79 for more information on programming this feature. 2-5...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... keyless entry transmitter. See DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-79 for more information on programming this ... remote keyless entry transmitter can be used to recall the memory settings for up to two drivers. For more information, see DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-79 and Memory Seat and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it's probably time to change the battery. 2. Once the transmitter is separated, use a ...to these surfaces may damage the transmitter. 3. Insert the new battery as the instructions under the cover indicate. 4. Snap the transmitter back together ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...down and the doors are locked, don't reach in to manually unlock the vehicle because you will set ...remote keyless entry transmitter. From the inside, use the manual lock levers located on the door panels... help prevent this from happening. Push down on the manual lock lever to lock the door. To unlock...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... Locks The power door lock switches are located on the front door panels. Press the bottom part of the power door lock switch to lock or the top of the switch to ... power door lock switches. You must use the manual levers to lock and unlock the rear doors when riding in the rear ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... into PARK (P). If your vehicle has a manual transmission, the vehicle is programmed so that the doors will... vehicle once the doors are locked, have that person use the manual lever or power door lock ...information on programming, see DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-79. Rear Door Security Locks ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ..., do the following: 1. Unlock the door using the remote keyless entry transmitter, the front door power lock switch or by lifting the rear door manual lock. 2. Then open the door from the outside. To cancel the rear door security lock,...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...To use this feature, an automatic transmission must be in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) and your manual transmission must be in NEUTRAL with the parking brake set. Press the button to ... without power, you can still access the trunk area. Use one of the following procedures to open the trunk manually. 2-12
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... If your vehicle is equipped with the split folding rear seat, do the following: 1. Fold down the... such as skis. To open the door, pull down the rear seat armrest. Then pull the lever all...exposure to light. Pull the release handle toward the front of the vehicle to open the trunk from the inside. 2-13
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Windows {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... switch again. Express-Up Window This feature is on both front power windows. Press the up arrow on ...or lower the windows. Your vehicle has Retained Accessory Power (RAP) that allows you to use the ...to 10 minutes. For more information, see "Retained Accessory Power (RAP)" under Ignition Positions on ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ..., you will need to replace or recharge your vehicle's battery. To program each front window, follow these steps: 1. With the ignition in ACCESSORY, ON or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active, close all doors. 2. Press and hold the down ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... to disable all passenger windows or only the rear passenger windows. See DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-79 for more information. Sun Visors Swing down ... to block out glare. It can also be detached from the center mount and moved to the side to block glare from that direction....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...-deterrent system won't arm if you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door lock. It activates only if you use the remote keyless ...located on the instrument panel cluster. • The vehicle should be locked with the door key or the manual door lock after the doors are closed if you don't want ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...off. 3. Reach in and unlock the door using the manual lock and open the door. The horn ... your vehicle. Immobilizer This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject ... operation of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...the key appears to be undamaged, try another ignition key. At this time, you may also want to check the fuse... not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If your vehicle does start, the ... key may be faulty. See your dealer who can service the theft-deterrent system to have a new key made...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... Notice: Your vehicle does not need an elaborate "break-in." But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines for..., your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings are ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... can insert or remove the key. This position locks the ignition, steering wheel and transmission. It's a theft-deterrent feature. B (ACCESSORY): This position allows you to use ..., is it all the way in? If it is, then turn the steering wheel left and right while you turn the key ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    Key Release Button (Manual Transmission) The key cannot be removed from the ignition of manual transmission vehicle unless the key release button is used. Steering ... steering column: To remove the key, do the following: 1. Turn the key to ACCESSORY. 2. Press the button and turn the key to OFF. Do ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...Radio Power Windows Audio Steering Wheel Controls (if programmed) Sunroof (Option) Power to these accessories stops after 10 minutes or ... is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The cord ...compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle near the engine oil dipstick. See Engine Compartment Overview ... as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the kind of oil you have, and some other things. ... different positions for the shift lever. PARK (P): This position locks the rear wheels. It's the best position to use when you start the engine because your vehicle can't move ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever. Push the shift lever .... NEUTRAL (N): In this position, the engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving, ... not be covered by your warranty. Be sure the engine is not racing when shifting your vehicle....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...gears as you increase speed may damage the transmission. Have your vehicle serviced right away. You can drive in SECOND (2) when you ...when conditions indicate that more power is needed. You cannot select this gear manually. • When driving on hilly, winding roads. • When going down a steep hill. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...lever: 3. Locate and remove the small oval cap near the forward, right side of the shifter mechanism. 1. Pull up on the rear part of the leather boot that surrounds the shift lever. 2. Fold the boot upward to expose the mechanism beneath the shift lever. 2-29
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    Sport Mode Button (Automatic Transmission) This button allows you to change the driving mode of the vehicle from the normal driving mode to a sportier .... In sport mode the vehicle will have firmer shifting and increased performance. The sport mode button is located on the center console near the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...the transmission will immediately downshift into FOURTH (4) gear to provide more power. Both of these situations are normal and do not indicate a transmission problem. When you turn off the ignition while driving in sport mode, the vehicle will remain in sport mode. If your vehicle is equipped with ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...active. Manual Transmission Operation If your vehicle has a manual transmission, the shift lever is located on the center console between the front seats. The following explains how to operate the manual transmission. This is the shift pattern for your vehicle. When you...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...one gear when you downshift, or if you race the engine when you release the clutch pedal ...driveshaft or the transmission. Do not skip gears or race the engine when downshifting. If the vehicle speed ...have to downshift two or more gears to keep the engine running smoothly or for good performance. 2-33
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...located on the lower portion of the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. To set the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down ...parking brake, pull the release lever located to the left of the steering wheel on the instrument panel. Notice: Driving with the parking brake on can...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... right foot. 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) like this: • Press the button on the front of the shift lever as you push the shift lever all the way toward the front of your vehicle into PARK (P). Release the button. • With your right foot still holding...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...a hill and you don't shift your transmission into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in...need to have another vehicle push yours a little uphill to take some of the pressure from the parking pawl in the transmission, so you can pull the shift lever ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    .... If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease the pressure on the shift lever. Push the shift lever all the... of PARK (P), try the following: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACCESSORY. Open and close the driver's door to ... as soon as you can. Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission) Before you get out of ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... 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 under your vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things that can burn. 2-38
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Running Your Engine While You Are Parked It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. {CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...rearview mirror. Mirror Operation The automatic dimming feature is active each time the vehicle is started. To turn the automatic dimming feature on or off... mirror. Mirror Operation The automatic dimming feature is active each time the vehicle is started. To turn the automatic dimming feature on or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... heading (N for North for example), there may be a strong magnetic field interfering with the compass. Such interference may be caused by a magnetic antenna mount, note pad holder or similar object. If the letter C should ever appear in the compass window, the compass may need calibration. 2-41
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    To adjust for compass variance, do the following: 1. Find your current location and variance zone number on the zone map that follows. 3. Once the zone number appears on the display, press the on/off button quickly until you reach the correct zone number. Stop pressing the button and the mirror ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... area behind your vehicle. The mirrors can be manually folded inward to prevent damage when going ... before driving. The mirrors can also be programmed for personalization and the curb view assist feature if ... on page 2-55 and DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-79. The control on the driver's door ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... is equipped with the memory seat and mirrors, it will also be capable of performing the curb view assist mirror feature. This feature will cause .... Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. Outside Heated Mirrors When you operate the rear window defogger, it also ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... equipped with OnStar®. You can upgrade or extend your OnStar® service plan to meet your needs...delivery of OnStar® services and prepaid calling minutes are also required for OnStar® Personal Calling ...All Safe and Sound Plan services • Route Support • RideAssist • Information and Convenience ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... at 1-888-4-ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827). OnStar® Steering Wheel Controls (CTS) You can use the steering wheel controls to interact with the OnStar® system. See the OnStar® manual provided with your vehicle for more information. Some steering wheel controls can be programmed to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...sun visor. If your vehicle is equipped with the HomeLink® Transmitter, it complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two...may cause undesired operation of the device. Changes and modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... 6 through 8 to complete the programming of your HomeLink® Transmitter. Read the instructions completely before attempting to program the HomeLink® Transmitter. Because of the steps involved, it may be helpful to have another person available to assist you in programming the transmitter. Keep the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...Locate in the garage, the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit). Locate the "Learn" or "Smart"... be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the motor-head unit. 7. Firmly press and ... code device), repeat this sequence a third time to complete the programming. HomeLink® should now ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to "time out" or quit after several seconds ...programming. Similarly, some U.S. gate operators are manufactured to "time out" in the same manner. If you ...learning) mode and can be programmed at any time beginning with Step 2 under "Programming HomeLink...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Reprogramming a Single HomeLink® Button To program a device to HomeLink using a HomeLink button previously trained, follow these steps: 1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button. Do not release the button. 2. The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. While still holding the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... seatbacks. Cupholder(s) Front Seat Cupholders There are two cupholders for the front seat passengers. They are located in the center console. Assist ... Pull the armrest down to access the cupholders. Garment Hooks The garment hooks are part of the assist handles located above the rear doors. 2-52
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...or wider than the luggage carrier on top of your vehicle. Your vehicle has mounting locations for the installation of a roof rack or luggage carrier. The mounting locations are located on the roof rail. You must open the doors to access them. The threaded nuts are covered ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... the glass panel, or it can be opened manually. Turn the control clockwise to this position to open the glass panel about three quarters of the way open. The sunshade will open with the glass panel, or it can be opened manually. Anti-Pinch Feature If an object ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... vehicle must be in PARK (P) to recall the stored driving positions. If your vehicle has a manual transmission and the engine is running, the parking brake must be set to recall the ...see DIC Vehicle Personalization on page 3-79. To stop recall movement of the memory feature at any time, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... an automatic transmission, the vehicle must be in PARK (P) to recall the exit positions. For a manual transmission, the parking brake must be... an automatic transmission or the parking brake is not set on a manual transmission. If you would like your stored exit position to be recalled when unlocking...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... Gage ...3-42 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...3-42 Oil Pressure Light ...3-46 Winter Driving Mode... Hazard Warning Flashers ...3-6 Other Warning Devices ...3-7 Horn ...3-7 Tilt Wheel ...3-7 Reconfigureable Steering ... Compartment Air Filter ...3-32 Steering Wheel Climate Controls ...3-33 Warning Lights, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States) ...3-120 Audio System(s) ...3-100 Setting the Time ...3-100 Radio with CD ...3-101 Navigation/Radio System ...3-117 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3-117 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-118 3-2
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 125
     NOTES 3-3
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    .../Multifunction Lever on page 3-9. C. Reconfigurable Steering Wheel Controls. See Reconfigureable Steering ... and Source Button. See Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 3-118. J. Storage Compartment or ... Operation on page 2-26 or Manual Transmission Operation on page 2-32. L. Accessory Power Outlet ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ..., and even if the key isn't in. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. The ... flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. When the hazard warning flashers are on, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...tilt wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can raise it... vehicle. The lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering column. ... and pull the lever. Then move the steering wheel to a comfortable position and release the lever to...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... (SWC) This feature allows you to customize the four steering wheel controls to work with the OnStar®, the climate control, audio and traction ... systems. The controls for this feature are located on the left spoke of the steering wheel. If your vehicle is equipped with the Base audio system, do the...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...function to that control. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following: Turn and Lane-Change Signals Headlamps Headlamp High/Low Beam-Changer Flash-To-Pass Feature Fog Lamps Cruise Control For more information on the exterior lamps,...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...is complete. An arrow on the instrument panel cluster will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. Turn Signal On Chime If the turn signal is left on for about 1 mile (1.6 km), a warning chime will sound and the Turn Signal On message will appear ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Flash-To-Pass Feature This feature allows you to use the high-beam headlamps to signal the driver in front of you that you want to pass. Pull and hold the turn signal/multifunction lever toward you to use this feature. When you do, the following will occur: The exterior lamp control has four ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Wiper-Activated Headlamps This feature activates the headlamps and parking lamps after the windshield wipers have been in use for about six seconds. For this feature to work, the exterior lamp control must be in AUTO. When the exterior lamp control is off or in the parking lamp position and the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Do not ... is in cruise control when the traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. See Traction Control ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... 2. Get up to the speed you want. 3. Press in the set button at the end of the lever and release it. 4. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal....Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. Press the set button at the end of the lever, then release the button and the accelerator pedal. You'...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... very small amounts, move the switch briefly to resume/accelerate. Each time you do this, your vehicle will go about 1 mph (1.6 ... control session, step lightly on the brake pedal. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, lightly tapping the clutch will end a cruise control session also. Stepping ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    Windshield Wiper Lever Windshield Wipers 7 (Mist): Pull the lever down and release it for a single wiping cycle. The lever will return to its original position. For more cycles, hold the lever down before releasing it. Put the lever in this position to turn off the wipers. 9 (Off): & (Delay): ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ..., see Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement on page 5-56. Heavy snow or ice can overload the wiper motor. A circuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools down. Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload. x (Delay Adjustment): Use this band to set the...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...on the windshield, blocking your vision. The windshield washer button is located at the end of the windshield wiper lever. K (Washer Fluid): Press the button with this symbol located at the end of the windshield washer lever to wash the windshield. Washer fluid will squirt ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... are off, only the windshield will be washed when the washer button is pressed. To wash the headlamps, press the washer button located at the end of the windshield wiper lever. Both the headlamps and the windshield will be washed. See "Windshield Washer" listed previously for more information. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... Lever on page 3-9 for more information on the headlamps. When DRL are on, only your front turn signal lamps will be on. No other exterior lamps will be on ... with the headlamps off, and • an automatic transmission is not in PARK (P) or the parking brake is not set on a manual transmission. 3-20
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    If it's dark enough outside and the exterior lamp control is off, a Headlamps Suggested message will appear on the Driver's Information Center (DIC) display. This message informs the driver that turning on the exterior lamps is recommended even though the DRL are still illuminated. Turning the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    Exterior Lighting Battery Saver If the parking lamps or headlamps have been left on, the exterior lamps will turn off about 10 minutes after the ignition is turned to OFF. This protects against draining the battery in case you have accidentally left the headlamps or parking lamps on. The battery ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... the symbol to dim the lighting. Reading Lamps The reading lamps are located on the overhead console. These lamps come on automatically when any door is opened. For manual operation, press the button next to each lamp to turn it on. Press it again to turn the lamp off. If the reading lamps are left...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... such as a cellular telephone or CB radio. The front accessory power outlet is located in the ashtray... the accessory power outlet to operate regardless of ignition position, and for extended periods of time... you experience a problem see your dealer for additional information on accessory power outlets...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...to the ashtray. The vehicle does not have any cigarette lighters for the rear seat passengers. Press the lighter all the way in and release it...has heated for use. Cigarette lighters can be used to provide power to accessories. See Accessory Power Outlets on page 3-24 for more information. Notice: If...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... system at the warmest temperature setting, the system will remain in manual mode at that temperature and it will not go ... out blowing air at the floor but may change modes automatically as the vehicle warms up ... temperature and the length of time that has elapsed since your vehicle was last driven. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... outlets and warmer air to the floor outlets. \ (Bi-Level): [ (Floor): Manual Operation This mode directs most of the air to the floor ... the MODE switch and changing the mode cancels automatic operation and places the system in manual mode. Press AUTO to return to automatic operation. The ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...up or down arrow on the switch to increase or decrease the temperature for the front passenger. A/C OFF (Air Conditioning): Press this button to manually turn off the air conditioning compressor. Press AUTO to return to automatic operation ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... There is also an interior temperature sensor located to the right of the steering wheel on the instrument panel. There is a solar sensor located on the instrument panel, near the windshield. These sensors monitor the solar radiation and the air inside your vehicle, then use the information ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    Defogging and Defrosting Fog on the inside of windows is a result of high humidity (moisture) condensing on the cool window glass. This can be minimized if the climate control system is used properly. There are two modes to clear fog from your windshield. Use the defog mode to clear the windows of ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...surface of the mirror when the rear window defogger button is on. Use the knobs located in the center of each outlet to change the direction of .... Use the thumbwheels to open or close the outlets. Use the thumbwheel on the front outboard outlets to select from the following positions. Notice: Using ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... it needs to be changed periodically. For how often to change the passenger compartment air filter, see Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4. k (Open):.... Use of non-GM approved hood deflectors may adversely affect the performance of the system. Keep the path under the front seats clear of objects to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    .... See Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-15 for the correct part number for the filter. 8. Reverse Steps 1 through 6 to reinstall the cover. Steering Wheel Climate Controls There are four controls that can be programmed for use with the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on ... one of the gages shows there may be a problem, check the section that tells you what to do about it. Follow this manual's advice. Waiting to do repairs can be costly - and even dangerous. So please ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    Instrument Panel Cluster The 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 of the other things you'll need to know to drive safely and economically. United States version shown, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... odometer must be reset individually. Trip Odometers The trip odometer can record the number of miles or kilometers traveled for up to two trips. The trip odometer is part of the Driver Information Center (DIC). To access the trip odometer, use one of ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... you operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning area, your vehicle could be damaged, and the damages would not be covered by your warranty. Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning area. If the driver's belt is already buckled, neither the chime nor the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air bag ...so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. If there is a problem with the air bag system in your vehicle, the Service Air Bag message will appear on ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... until you get there, turn off all accessories. Brake System Warning Light Your vehicle's hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part isn't working, the other part ...For good braking, though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off... have the vehicle towed for service. If the ABS warning light comes on and stays on, there may be a problem with the antilock portion of the brake system. If the red BRAKE light...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... light comes on and stays on, there may be a problem with the traction control system. Engine Coolant Temperature... so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. The light will also come on if you turn... you are driving, your vehicle may have a problem with the cooling system. You should stop ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... a cleaner environment. The 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... smoothly. This could lead to costly repairs that may not be covered by your warranty. Notice: Modifications ... tires with other than those of the same Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) can affect your vehicle... these systems could lead to costly repairs not covered by your warranty. This may also result...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...Find a safe place to park your vehicle. Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see "If the Light Is On Steady" following. If the light is still flashing, follow the previous steps, and see your dealer for service as soon as possible. 3-44
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Have you recently changed brands of fuel? If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality fuel. See...has the proper test equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs Some state/provincial and local...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    Oil Pressure Light This light tells you if there could be a problem with your engine oil pressure. {CAUTION: Do not keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, your engine ... have some other system problem. Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance may damage the engine....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ..., the light will go out. If it stays on, your vehicle may need service. See your dealer. See "Winter Driving Mode" under Automatic Transmission Operation ... the light will go out. If it stays on, your vehicle may need service. See your dealer. See "Sport Mode" under Automatic Transmission Operation on...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    Security Light For information regarding this light, see Theft-Deterrent System on page 2-18. Lights On Reminder This light comes on whenever the parking lamps are on. Fog Lamp Light This light will come on when the fog lamps are in use. See "Headlamps On Reminder" under Turn Signal/...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... on the DIC and a single chime will sound. Here are a few concerns some owners have had about the fuel gage. All of these situations are normal and ... the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads full. • The gage may change when you turn, stop quickly or accelerate quickly. See "Headlamp High/Low-...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    Driver Information Center (DIC) The DIC gives you the status of many of your vehicle's systems. It is also used to display driver personalization features and warning/status messages. All messages will appear on the audio system display which is also the display for the Navigation system. If you ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    If you have the Navigation system, use the following to operate the DIC: INFO (Information): Use this button to access the Vehicle Information menu that provides the status of various vehicle systems. See "Vehicle Information Menu (Navigation System)" under Status of Vehicle Systems on page 3-52. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...right of the display. The following items are available: MPG AVG* MPG INST GAL FUEL USED*...AVG MPH* TIMER* BATTERY VOLTS ENGINE OIL LIFE* TRANS FLUID LIFE* (Automatic ... TEMP MI TRIP A* MI TRIP B* MILES RANGE * These items can be reset....can view any of these items at any time, but only one item can...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... menu through the Setup menu. See "Setup Menu" in the Index of the CTS Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual. The following submenu appears when Vehicle Info is ... Average Vehicle Speed* Timer* Battery Voltage Engine Oil Life* Transmission Fluid Life* (Automatic Transmission ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...the optional Navigation System and wish to change the units, see "Setup Menu" in the Index of the CTS Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual. MI TRIP A and B/...Economy: If you select this item, the approximate average miles per gallon (mpg) or liters per 100 kilometers is ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... you select this item, the approximate number of remaining miles or kilometers you can drive without refueling... if you enter the freeway, the number may change even though you still have the... select this item, the average speed of the vehicle is displayed in miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...the Change Engine Oil message will appear on the display. You should change the engine oil as soon as possible within 200 miles. Be sure to keep a written record of the mileage and date of the oil change so you will have it for future reference. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...TUNE/SEL knob once. Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to scroll through the menu items. • Refer to the CTS Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual supplied with your vehicle for more information on the accessing main menu and descriptions ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...information pertaining to the Navigation audio system, see "Audio System" in the Index of the CTS Entertainment and Navigation System Supplement supplied with your vehicle. ...on the audio system. You may choose Normal, Talk, Spacious, Rear Seat or Driver Seat. Press the TUNE/SEL knob to scroll through...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    .... The X disappears when AF is off. See "Using RDS" under Audio System(s) on page 3-100 for more information. SEEK LOCAL/DISTANT: This feature instructs the audio system to seek only local radio stations with the strongest signal or to seek all radio stations with a strong signal in a large area. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...DISPLAY KEYS CONFIGURE SWC (Steering Wheel Control) KEYS 8 (Clock): clock. Use this menu item to set the time on the To change the language displayed...3-79 and Reconfigureable Steering Wheel Controls (SWC) on page 3-8. See Setting the Time on page 3-100 for more information...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    DIC Warnings and Messages These messages will appear if there is a problem sensed in one of your vehicle's systems. The text messages are ... and remember that clearing the message will only make the message disappear, not the problem. When this message appears on the display, there is a problem with ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... trying to save the charge in the battery. Turn off all unnecessary accessories to allow the battery to recharge. The normal battery voltage range is 11.5... message will be displayed. To reduce the charging overload, use the vehicle's accessories. Turn on the exterior lamps and radio, set the climate ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... can reduce the load on the electrical system by turning off the accessories. This message indicates that the life of the engine oil has expired and it should be changed within 200 miles. See Engine Oil on page 5-16 and Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... message. This message indicates that the life of the transmission fluid has expired and it should be changed within 200 miles. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 and Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13 for the proper fluid and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... symbol appears with the Check Washer Fluid message. This message will appear when there is a low level of engine coolant. Have the cooling system serviced by a technician as soon as possible. See Engine Coolant on page 5-27 for more information. When this message appears on the display, it means ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    Engine Coolant Hot - Idle Engine This symbol appears with the Engine Coolant Hot - Idle Engine message. Engine Coolant Hot - AC (Air Conditioning) Off This symbol appears with the Engine Hot - AC Off message. This message will appear when the engine coolant temperature is too hot. Stop and allow ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    Engine Overheated - Stop Engine This symbol appears with the Engine Overheated - Stop Engine message. Engine Power Reduced This symbol appears with the Engine Power Reduced message. This message will appear when the engine has overheated. Stop the vehicle and turn the engine off immediately to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... outside temperature is cold enough to create icy road conditions. Left Rear Door Ajar This symbol appears with the Left Rear Door Ajar message. When this message appears on the display, it means that the driver's side rear door was not closed completely. You should make sure that the...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    Oil Pressure Low - Stop Engine This symbol appears with the Oil Pressure Low - Stop Engine message. A multiple chime...Notice: If you drive your vehicle while the engine oil pressure is low, severe engine damage may occur. If a low oil pressure warning appears on the instrument panel cluster and/or DIC...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... System) This symbol appears with the Personalization Off message. Right Rear Door Ajar This symbol appears with the Right Rear Door Ajar message. When this message appears, the personalization features previously ... rear door was not closed completely. You should check to make sure that the door is...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... and heating systems are no longer working. Have the climate control system serviced if you notice a drop in heating and air conditioning efficiency. There is a problem with the air bag system when this message appears. Have your vehicle serviced by a qualified technician ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    .... Service Fuel System This symbol appears with the Service Fuel System message. This message will display when a problem with the charging system has been detected. ... or the ignition switch. Have your vehicle serviced by your dealership. 3-72 A problem with the idle control has occurred when this ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...system called Stabilitrak®. See Stabilitrak® System on page 4-10. The Service Stability System message will be displayed if there has been a problem detected with Stabilitrak®. If the Service Stability System message comes on while you are driving, pull ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... Stability System Ready message. The Stability System Off message will be displayed any time you turn off Stabilitrak® (if equipped) using the TC (... your driving accordingly. The Stability System Ready message will be displayed any time you turn back on Stabilitrak® (if equipped) using the TC (...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...system. See Steering on page 4-11. The Service Steering System message will be displayed if a problem is detected with the speed variable assist steering... still be able to steer the vehicle. This message means there is a problem with the Immobilizer. See Immobilizer on page 2-19 for more information...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... with the Starting Disabled - Remove Key message. There is a problem with the transmission of your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced at your dealership. Service ...-emissions related powertrain malfunction occurs. Have your vehicle serviced at your dealership as soon as possible. 3-76
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... Disabled - Throttle Problem This symbol appears with the Starting Disabled - Throttle Problem message. Top Speed - Fuel Cut Off This symbol appears ...'s throttle system is not functioning properly. Have your vehicle serviced at your dealership. Theft Attempted This symbol appears with the Theft ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...Engine message. This message will appear when the traction control system is actively limiting wheel spin. Slippery road conditions may exist if this message is displayed... on for a few seconds after the traction control system stops limiting wheel spin. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-9 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...your vehicle is equipped with the ability to program additional personalization features, the driver's preferences are recalled by pressing the unlock button on the remote ...procedures. If you drive your vehicle for more than about 1 mile (1.6 km) with a turn signal on, this message will appear as a ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...running. Make sure an automatic transmission is in PARK (P) or a manual transmission has the parking brake set....engine. Make sure an automatic transmission is in PARK (P) or a manual transmission has the parking brake set.... menu. 6. Scroll to the feature you want to change, and press the TUNE/SEL knob...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... Navigation systems unless otherwise indicated. Personalization Name This feature allows you to type... system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Select... you reach the character you wish to change. 5. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the name...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... name using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Turn the TUNE/SEL ... set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... using the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to REMOTE RECALL MEMORY to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/SEL knob to switch ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to REMOTE EXIT RECALL to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/SEL ... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote Keyless ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... using the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to KEY IN RECALL MEMORY to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/SEL knob to switch ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll ... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Auto Exit ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... you exit the vehicle. Only one mode can be selected at a time. To change the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Twilight Delay using the TUNE/SEL ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...opened, the ignition is turned to ACCESSORY, ON or START or the remote keyless entry transmitter is used to lock the vehicle. Programmable Modes Mode 1:... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll ... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll ... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...opened, the ignition is turned to ACCESSORY, ON or START or the remote keyless entry transmitter is used to lock the vehicle. Programmable Modes Mode 1:... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll ... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Door Lock ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll ... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Door Lock ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll ... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Door Lock ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll ... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Door Lock ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Delayed ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Lock ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll ... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Mirror to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll ... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Enhanced ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, you can play your audio system even after the ignition is turned off. See "Retained Accessory Power (RAP)" under Ignition Positions on page 2-22. Setting the Time 1. Press the TUNE/SEL ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... to an RDS station, the station name or the call letters will appear on the display instead of the frequency. RDS stations may also provide the time of day, a program type (PTY) for current programming, and the name of the program being broadcast. Single CD Player Audio System Shown - Six-CD CD ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... States) XM™ is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels including... no effect. To turn AVC on and off, perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL ... If a CD is not loaded the display will not change from the radio source. Playing the Radio PWR ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... further away for a larger selection. To set this feature to LOCAL or DISTANT, perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL knob to enter the ...to the original display, repeatedly press the CLR button or wait for the display to time out. To search for stations, press the SEEK up or down arrows. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...XM2 (48 contiguous US states, if equipped), by performing the following steps: To set your preset stations manually, perform the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. ... PRESETS: To set your preset stations automatically, perform the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press BAND ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... set preset stations for home and away perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL ... press the CLR button or wait for the display to time out. Follow the manual or automatic steps previously .../Treble) To adjust the bass, midrange, and treble, perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... an equalization setting (EQ0 through EQ5), perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL ... (Balance/Fade) To adjust the balance or fade, perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL ... to the right or the left speakers and the FADER to the front or the rear speakers. 6. Press the TUNE/SEL ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...for each band, preset, and source. To select a DSP choice, perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL knob to enter ... CLR button or wait for the display to time out. DSP NORMAL: This setting provides the best overall audio performance for all passengers. DSP NORMAL will not be displayed when ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... whole message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every three seconds ...If you would like to display the message, perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL ...broadcasts traffic announcements. To turn TA on or off, perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... (Classical), and JAZZ. To activate program types, perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL knob ...you would like to listen to. Not all stations support PTYs and pressing the pushbutton may not ... same program type. To turn AF on or off, perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL knob ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...needed. This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune in to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no ... station for that preset button. No artist information is available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. No song title...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...Action Required No category information is available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly..... No text or informational messages are available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly.... not clear within a short period of time, your receiver may have a fault....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD.... to play the passage. The display will show the elapsed time of the track. F2 NEXT: Press this pushbutton ...F6 DISP (Display): Press this pushbutton to display the time of the track. Press this pushbutton again to remove ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... The CD player can play the smaller 8cm single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-size CDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner. If playing a ... difficulty 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...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... CDs, load the desired amount. The CD player will time out when it does not receive any more... to play the passage. The display will show the elapsed time of the track. 3-114 CD FWD | (Forward): ... to play the passage. The display will show the elapsed time of the track. F5 MODE: Press this pushbutton ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...F6 DISP (Display): Press this pushbutton to display the time of the track. Press this pushbutton again to display ...try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may... message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. X (Eject): 3-115...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    .... To program the configurable radio display keys, perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL knob ... configurable keys you would like to change. The currently assigned feature will be shown. 7. Press the ... remaining configurable keys. The configurable keys can be changed at any time. 3-116
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...the factory, it stored the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Each time the ignition is turned on, the VIN is verified. If the vehicle's VIN ...announcements on traffic, weather, and emergency alert communications. For information on how to use this system, see the "Navigation System" manual. 3-117
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... Wheel Controls Some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. They include the following: Volume: Turn the knob to... See the OnStar® manual provided with your vehicle for more information. See Reconfigureable Steering Wheel Controls (SWC) on page 3-8 for more information on this feature...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... best sound, but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Tall buildings or hills can ... of the hole and the outer edge. XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States) XM™ Satellite Radio Service gives you digital radio reception from coast to coast. Just as with FM, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... to metallic tinting materials will not be covered by your warranty. Notice: Do not try to clear frost or other material from the inside of the front windshield and rear window with a razor blade or anything else that is sharp. This may damage ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Section 4 Driving Your Vehicle City Driving ...4-21 Freeway Driving ...4-22 Before Leaving on a Long Trip ...4-23 Highway Hypnosis ...4-24 Hill and Mountain Roads ...4-24 Winter Driving ...4-26 If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow ...4-30 Towing ...4-31 Towing Your Vehicle ...4-31 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do. Be ready for their mistakes. Rear-end collisions are about the most preventable of accidents. Yet ... and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    .... Although it depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol .... Police records show that almost half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. In ... years, more than 16,000 annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been associated ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...180 lb (82 kg) person who drinks three 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BAC ...It is the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces or 90 ml ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... level of 0.10 percent, the chance of this driver having a collision is 12 times greater; at a level of 0.15 percent, the chance is 25 times ... when anyone who has been drinking - driver or passenger - is in a crash, that person's chance of being killed or permanently disabled is higher than if the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... have to decide to push on the brake pedal. That is perception time. Then you have to bring up your foot and do it. That is reaction time. Average reaction time is about 3/4 of a second. But that is only an... alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops. Your brakes will...will check itself. You may hear a momentary motor or clicking noise while this test is going on,...brake pedal moves a little. This is normal. If there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ..., the computer will separately work the brakes at each wheel. The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The ...updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. Remember: Anti-lock does not change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...vehicle has a traction control system that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road ... only if it senses that one or both of the rear wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system brakes the spinning wheel(s) and/or reduces engine power to limit ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...information, see Stabilitrak® System on page 4-10. You can program your steering wheel controls and/or the buttons on the Base audio system to turn the TCS on or off. See Reconfigureable Steering Wheel Controls (SWC) on page 3-8 for programming instructions. 4-10
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...normal when parking or driving slowly, there may be a problem with the system. You will still have power ...normal at slow speeds. See your dealer for service. Panic Brake Assist Your vehicle ...senses that the driver has applied hard/fast pressure to the brake pedal, the system will generate additional ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...against the road surface makes it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there is no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going ..., do it before you enter the curve, while your front wheels are straight ahead. Try to adjust your speed so ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...; there is not room. That is the time for evasive action - steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well in emergencies like these. First ... and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o'clock positions, you can turn it ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...-Road Recovery You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the ... 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... your mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the right ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... braking by shifting to a lower gear). Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You may ... three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels are not rolling. In the steering or cornering skid, ... skid, too much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin. A cornering skid is best handled ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...is that some drivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. What you do in the daytime can also affect your night vision....sunshine you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you are driving, do not ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... - the inability to see in dim light - and are not even aware of it. Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can not 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ..., or when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. Driving too fast through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you can not, try to slow down before you hit them. {CAUTION: Wet...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. Hydroplaning does not happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or if the pressure in one or more is low. It can happen if a lot of water is standing on the road. If you can see reflections from trees, telephone poles or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... map and plan your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country ...and crisscross most large cities. You will save time and energy. See Freeway Driving on ...or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... rate if it is slower. Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes or superhighways) are the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...inside and outside? • Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? • Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? • Lamps: ...a day's work - do not plan to make too many miles that first part of the journey. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can easily drive in. Is your vehicle ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...actually such a condition as "highway hypnosis"? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness, or whatever. There is something...terrain. • If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transmission. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. • Know how to go down... or an accident. You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling rocks area...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: • Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. • You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    Driving on Snow or Ice Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the road probably have ... or "grip" and will need to be very careful. What is the worst time for this? "Wet ice." Very cold snow or ice ... on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you make a hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system, you will want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry pavement. See Braking on page 4-6. If You Are Caught in a Blizzard • Allow greater...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... it is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from around the base of your 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...to free your vehicle when it is stuck, you will need to spin the wheels, but you do not want to ... fire or other damage. When you are stuck, spin the wheels as little as possible. Do not spin the ... as shown on the speedometer. Notice: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... REVERSE (R) and a forward gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible. Release the accelerator pedal ... when the transmission is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels in the forward and reverse directions, you ..." (towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground) and "dolly towing" (towing...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    .... To tow your vehicle using a dolly, follow these steps: 1. Put the rear wheels on the dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P) for an automatic transmission or in NEUTRAL for a manual transmission. 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... Information Label {CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause you to lose ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... on the Certification 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 Label" later in this section. Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available ... trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and ...68 kg) × 2 = Available Occupant and Cargo Weight = Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) × 5 = Available Cargo Weight = Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 750 ... Weight 200 lbs (91 kg) × 5 = Available Cargo Weight = Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 1,...Loading Information label for specific information about your vehicle's capacity weight and seating positions. The combined weight ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo. Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. If you do have a heavy load, you should spread it out. Don't carry more ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...section carefully before you pull a trailer. Load-pulling components such as the engine, transmission, rear axle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder against the drag of the added weight. The engine is required to operate at ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. • Then,during the first 500 miles (805 km)...write us at: Cadillac Customer Assistance Center Cadillac Motor Car Division P.O. Box 33169 Detroit, MI 48232-5169 In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total or gross ..., or cargo in your 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch ...well, or at all. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll ... hitches or other bumper-type hitches to it. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...Before you start, check all trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connector,...lets you check your electrical connection at the same time. During your trip, check occasionally to... lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer to...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... other drivers you're about to turn, change lanes or stop. When towing a trailer, the arrows ... or into gear for a manual transmission. When parking uphill, turn your wheels away from the curb.... someone place chocks behind the trailer wheels. 3. When the chocks are in place, release the regular brakes ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...and shift into PARK (P) for an automatic transmission or REVERSE (R) for a manual transmission. 5. Release the regular brakes. Maintenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will... cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... Bulbs ...5-52 Headlamps ...5-52 Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps ...5-53 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) ...5-53 Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and...Fluid ...5-25 Hydraulic Clutch (Manual Transmission) ...5-26 Engine Coolant ...5-27 Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap ...5-30 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... ...5-94 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...5-94 Removing the Rear Seat Cushion ...5-100 Capacities and Specifications ...5-106 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-71 Wheel Replacement ...5-71 Tire Chains ...5-72 If a Tire Goes Flat ...5-73 Changing a Flat Tire ...5-74 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... service needs. You will get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you will want to ...a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See Maintenance Record on page 6-16. {CAUTION: You can be injured and your vehicle ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... Fuel Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper maintenance of your vehicle. • Be sure you ... gasoline with a posted octane of 91 or higher for best performance. You may also use middle ... wind noise and affect windshield washer performance. Check with your dealer before adding ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... improved driveability and emission control system performance compared to other gasoline. In Canada, look ... specifications, but emission control system performance may be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp ... by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. Canada Only ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations. General Motors recommends that you buy gasolines that are advertised ... whether the fuel contains MMT. General Motors does not recommend the use of such ... reduce the life of spark plugs and the performance of the emission control system may be affected...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... 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...the vehicle. To open the fuel door, push inward on the forward edge of the fuel door until the rear edge can be pulled outward. 5-7
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    While refueling, hang the fuel cap by the tether from the hook on the fuel door. {CAUTION: If you spill fuel and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. Fuel can spray out on you if you open the fuel cap too quickly. This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    The Check Gas Cap message will appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC) display if the fuel cap is not reinstalled properly. See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-61 for more information. Filling a Portable Fuel Container {CAUTION: Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in your ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    Checking Things Under the Hood {CAUTION: 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... inside the vehicle to open the hood. It is located on the lower left side of the instrument panel. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and find the secondary hood release lever. The lever is located under the front edge of the grille near the center. Move the release lever to...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 3.2L V6, you'll see the following: 5-12
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...Fluid Reservoir. See Power Steering Fluid on page 5-39. F. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine Oil on ... Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-22. K. Hydraulic Clutch Reservoir (Manual Transmission). See Hydraulic Clutch (Manual Transmission) on page 5-26. L. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. See ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    When you open the hood on the 3.6L HFV6, you'll see the following: 5-14
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...See Power Steering Fluid on page 5-39. E. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine Oil on page 5-16. F. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine Oil on page 5-16. G. Brake .... H. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. See Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap on page 5-30 and Cooling System on page 5-33. I. Engine Air ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... light and/or the Oil Pressure Low - Stop Engine message on the DIC appears on the instrument ... right away. For more information, see "Oil Pressure Low - Stop Engine" under... and Messages on page 3-61 and Oil Pressure Light on page 3-46. You... several minutes to drain back into the oil pan. If you do not...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...you will need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right ... Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. Be sure to add enough ...: Do not add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level gets above the upper mark that shows the proper operating...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...two things: • GM4718M Your vehicle's engine requires a special oil meeting GM Standard GM4718M. Oils...identified as synthetic. However, not all synthetic oils will meet this GM standard. You should look ...GM Standard GM4718M. Notice: If you use oils that do not have the GM4718M Standard designation...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ...GM Standard GM4718M should not be used for an oil change. Engine Oil Additives Do not add ...all you will need for good performance and engine protection. You should look for this on the oil container, ... meeting GM Standard GM4718M and have the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. 5-19
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... reset. Your dealer has GM-trained service people who will perform this work using genuine GM parts and reset the system. It is also important to check your ... system is ever reset accidentally, you must change your oil at 3,000 miles (5 000 km) since your last oil change....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...the OK prompt in the upper right of the display to acknowledge the Change Engine Oil message. This will clear the message from the display and reset ...CLR button located to the right of the DIC display to acknowledge the Change Engine Oil message. This will clear the message from the display and reset...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... oil products. Used oil can be a threat to the environment. If you change your own oil, be sure to drain all the oil from the filter ..., recycle it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Inspect the air cleaner/filter at every oil change and replace it at the first oil change after 25,000 miles (40 000 km) {CAUTION: Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... soon as possible. You may also have your fluid level checked by your dealer or service center when you have your oil changed. Change both the fluid and filter every 50,000 miles (83 000 km) if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    .... 5. Repeat the steps if the percentage does not return to 100. Manual Transmission Fluid When to Check A good time to have it checked is when the engine oil is changed. However, the fluid in your manual transmission doesn't require changing. How to Check ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...is low, add more fluid as described in the next steps. Hydraulic Clutch (Manual Transmission) It is not necessary to regularly check clutch fluid unless you ...uid won't correct a leak. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. When to Check and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... clutch master cylinder reservoir and for the proper fluid. See Owner Checks and Services on page 6-10 and Recommended Fluids and ... may cause premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion. In addition, the engine coolant may require changing sooner, at 30,000 miles (50 000 km) or 24 months, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... one-half DEX-COOL® coolant which won't damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you don't ... be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more than four times a year, have ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...CAUTION: Turning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow ...turn the surge tank pressure cap - even a little - when the engine and radiator are hot. The vehicle ...surge tank and pressure cap are located on the driver's side of the vehicle, toward the rear of the engine ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. When replacing the pressure cap,... significant loss in power and engine performance. A low coolant and/or engine overheat indicator... oil will be severley degraded. Repair the cause of the coolant loss and change the oil. See ''Engine ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... cools down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before you open the hood. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids in it ...re because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. 5-31
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... Check Coolant Level message, can indicate a serious problem. See DIC Warnings and Messages on page... Level message, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the ... the vehicle until it cools down. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. 5-...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: {CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running .... 3.2L V6 shown A. Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans 5-33
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    {CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Do not touch them. If you ... may cause premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion. In addition, the engine coolant may require changing sooner, at 30,000 miles (50 000 km) or 24 months,...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... Coolant Surge Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is visible ... the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap, is cool before you do it. ... the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system and coolant...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and ... system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise (left) about one-quarter turn and then stop. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    2. Then keep turning the pressure cap slowly, and remove it. 3. Then fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture, to slightly above the FULL COLD/FROID line on the side of the coolant surge tank. 5-37
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. By this time, the coolant level inside the coolant surge tank may be lower. If the level is lower, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... 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. How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the cap...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating ... using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. • Do not mix ... your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water does ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    Brakes Brake Fluid There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the reservoir might go down. The first is that the brake fluid goes down to an acceptable level during normal brake lining wear. When new linings are put in, the fluid level goes back up. The other reason is that fluid...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they will have to be replaced. Do ...86. Brake Wear Your vehicle has four-wheel disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... something is wrong with your brakes. Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help prevent brake pulsation... brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel nuts in the proper sequence to GM torque speci�.vehicle, the balance between your front and rear brakes can change - for the worse. The braking ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... Your new vehicle comes with a maintenance free ACDelco® battery. When it is time for a new battery, get one... Warning: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds,... fuse block, the following steps must be performed to calibrate the electronic throttle control. If ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... ground system. Notice: If you 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 ignition on both ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...you. If you accidentally get it in your eyes or on your skin, flush the place with water and get medical help immediately. 4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries. Find the positive (+) and negative (−) terminal locations on each vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... Negative (−) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle has...you connect a negative cable to the ECM, ECM mounting bracket or any cables that attach to the ECM ... cable to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part, other than the ECM, ECM bracket ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... Don't let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery....vehicle has one. Don't let the other end touch anything until the next step....battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal on the vehicle with the dead ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    9. Connect the other end of the negative (−) cable at least 18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. 10. Now start the vehicle with the good ... won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Notice: If the jumper cables are removed in the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... the red positive (+) cable from the vehicle with the good battery. 4. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other vehicle. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) Terminal C. Dead Battery or Remote Positive (+) Terminal 5-50
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... Check Lubricant It is not necessary to regularly check rear axle fluid unless you suspect ...unusual noise. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. If ... of the filler plug hole. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... Replacement Bulbs on page 5-55. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your... could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. High Intensity Discharge (... very high voltage. If you try to service any of the system components, you could be...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps A. Turn Signal Lamp B. Fog Lamp 3....Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) 1. Remove the protection shield located on the underside of the front of the vehicle ... underside of the protection shield. 2. Reach up behind the front bumper area from under the vehicle to access ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... side with the burned out bulb. 5. Remove the two mounting screws from the lamp assembly. 6. Pull out the...bulb sockets. 7. Turn the bulb socket one-quarter turn counterclockwise and pull the bulb ... or the trunk release button located on the lower part of the driver's door. 2. Remove the compact spare ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... transmitter or the trunk release button located on the lower part of the driver's door. 2. Remove the cloth cover ...located on the underside of the trunk lid. 3. Remove the eight mounting nuts from the underside of the trunk lid by turning ...-Up Lamps Fog Lamps Front and Rear Turn Signal Lamps License ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... inspected at least twice a year for wear or cracking. See Owner Checks and Services on page 6-10. It's a good idea to clean ... windshield wiper blade length and type, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-15. To replace the wiper blade assembly, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... damage that occurs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not allow the wiper blade arm ... assembly down far enough to release it from the J-hooked end of the wiper arm. Slide the assembly away from ... sliding it over the wiper arm to engage the J-hooked end. Pull up on the assembly to lock it into ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty booklet for... to the tire manufacturer's booklet included with your vehicle's Owner's Manual. CAUTION: (Continued) • Underinflated tires pose the same danger as overloaded tires. The resulting ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...they may not offer the traction you would like or the same level of performance as winter tires on snow or ice covered roads. If you choose to...Use tires of the same brand and tread type on all four wheel positions. • Use only radial ply tires of the same size as your original equipment tires. See ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... service description. See the "Tire Size" illustration later in this section for more detail. (B) Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec): Original ... manufacturers are required to grade tires based on three performance factors: treadwear, traction and temperature resistance....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... tire or temporary use tire has a tread life of approximately 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and should not be driven at speeds over...ation Load Limit: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-85 and Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... letter "T" as the first character in the tire size means the tire is for temporary use only. (G) Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec): Original equipment tires designed to GM's specific tire performance criteria have a TPC specification code molded onto the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... "B" means belted-bias ply construction. (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service Description: These characters represent the load range and ...square inch of the tire. Air pressure is expressed in pounds per square inch (psi) or kilopascal (kPa). Accessory Weight: This means the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-66. Curb Weight: This means the weight of a motor vehicle ...always face outward when mounted on a vehicle. Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for air pressure. There ...inflation pressure for that tire. Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight: The sum of curb weight; accessory ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... and multipurpose vehicles. Recommended Inflation Pressure: Vehicle manufacturer's recommended tire infl...at 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire ... Load on an individual tire due to curb weight, accessory weight, occupant weight and cargo ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). See Loading Your Vehicle on ...least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). Remove the valve cap from the tire valve ... stem in the center of the tire valve. Recheck the tire pressure with the tire gage. Be sure to put the valve caps ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... Torque" under Capacities and Specifications on page 5-106. {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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... Is Time for New Tires One way to tell when it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which ...Buying New Tires To find out what kind and size of tires your vehicle needs, look at ... installed on your vehicle when it was new had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... also conform to federal safety requirements and additional General Motors Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) standards. {CAUTION: If you use ...-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, causing a crash. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...and a half (1.5) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires ...level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor ... B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...your wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel ..., diameter, width, offset and be mounted the same way as the one it replaces. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... Replacement Wheels Tire Chains {CAUTION: Putting a used wheel on your vehicle is dangerous. You can't know ...and cause a crash. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment wheel....'t spin your wheels. If you do find traction devices that will fit, install them on the rear tires....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, and then gently ... provided with your vehicle only for changing a flat tire. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely. 5-73
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    Changing a Flat Tire If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving... lever in PARK (P), or shift a manual transmission to FIRST (1) or REVERSE (R). 3. Turn off the engine. Put the wheel blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...trunk. To gain access to the spare tire and jacking equipment, do the following: 1. Turn the center nut on the compact spare tire cover counterclockwise to remove it. Then remove the cover. 2. Turn the nut holding the jack counterclockwise and remove it. Then remove the jack and wheel wrench. 5-75
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    3. Remove the compact spare tire. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-85 for more information about the compact spare tire. 4. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) and the wheel wrench (B). 5-76
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... Caps If your vehicle has wheel nut caps, turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to remove the .... If your vehicle has wheel covers, use the flat end of the wheel wrench to remove the covers. Turn... wheel wrench clockwise to gently pry off the wheel cover. Be careful not to scratch the aluminum wheel ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... the wheel wrench counterclockwise to loosen all the wheel nuts. Don't remove them yet. 2. Find the ...The front location (A) is about 14 inches (35.6 cm) from the rear edge of the front wheel well, and the rear location (B) is about 7 inches (17.8 cm) from the front edge of the rear wheel well. 5-78
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ...ts under the vehicle. 5. Raise the jack by turning the wheel wrench clockwise until the slots in the jack ... tire near you. 7. Raise the vehicle by turning the wheel wrench clockwise. Raise the vehicle far ... spare tire to fit under the vehicle. 8. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... to get all the rust or dirt off. {CAUTION: {CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    10. Place the compact spare tire on the wheel-mounting surface. 11. Put the wheel nuts back on with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each wheel nut by turning it clockwise with your hand until the wheel is held against the hub. 12. Lower the vehicle ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... See "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index for wheel nut torque specification. {CAUTION: ... avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper ...See "Capacities and Specifications" in the index for the wheel nut torque specification. Notice:...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... vehicle, you'll need to store the flat tire in your trunk. Remove the foam support so that the flat tire will fit in the storage area. Place the flat tire with the appearance ... compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. 5-83
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    Use the following diagram as a guide for storing the compact spare tire in the trunk: A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. Compact Spare Tire... Plastic Wing Nut Retainer Jack Container with Wheel Wrench and Jack Flat Road Tire Compact Spare Tire Foam Insert Bolt Wheel Wrench Jack Jack Container 5-84
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...to 65 mph (105 km/h) for distances up to 3,000 miles (5 000 km), so you can finish ... spare can get caught on the rails. That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don't use ... They won't fit. Keep your spare tire and its wheel together. Notice: Tire chains won't fit ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... if you strike a match or get them on a hot part of the vehicle. Some are dangerous if you breathe their ... your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows.... Do not use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...Do not use heat to dry. • Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. • Clean up stains as ...excess stain. • Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a clean area often. A soft brush may ... stains, use a leather cleaner. • Never use oils, varnishes, solvent-based or abrasive cleaners, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... on page 6-13. 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. 5-88
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Washing Your Vehicle The best way to preserve... an all-cotton towel to avoid surface scratches and water spotting. High pressure car washes may cause water to enter your vehicle. Finish Care...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... whenever possible. Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels Your vehicle may be equipped with either ... wax may then be applied. The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. ...brushes can also damage the surface of these wheels. Cleaning Windshield and Wiper Blades ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust... shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection... manufacturer replacement parts will provide the corrosion protection while maintaining the warranty. Chemical Paint...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... used on Odor Eliminator fabrics, vinyl, leather and carpet. See your General Motors parts department for these products. See ... Cleaner Glass Cleaner Chrome and Wire Wheel Cleaner Usage Interior and exterior .... Removes dirt and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. Removes dust, fi...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...cation Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You'...need to order parts. On this label is: This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front ...also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    Windshield Wiper Fuses The windshield wiper motor is protected by an internal circuit breaker. If the wiper motor overheats due...fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating. If a fuse blows, see your dealer for service immediately. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... side of the fuse block cover. Then lift the cover off. Relays LO SPEED FAN RELAY MINI Usage Low Speed Fan Motor HI SPEED FAN High Speed Fan Motor RELAY MINI ACCESSORY RELAY MINI Accessory Power Outlets 5-95
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... Harness Connection Wiring Harness Connection Engine Wiring Harness Connection Forward Lamp Wiring Harness Connection Headlamp Washer Motor (Option) Cigarette Lighter (Option) Front Blower ENG W/H FORWARD LAMP 5-96
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... Box) LRPDB (Driver's Side Rear Power Distribution Box) High Cooling Fan Motor Low Cooling Fan Motor PWM Fan Motor Assembly Starter Solenoid Electronic Brake Control Module...HI BEAM Usage Passenger's Side Taillamp Assembly, Front Sidemarker and Front Parking Lamp Assembly Dual Horn ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ...Front Sidemarker and Front Parking Lamp Assembly Rear License Plate Assembly, DIM ...Mass Meter, Canister Purge Valve Steering Wheel Control Pad, Headlamp Switch Heater ... ECM TCM/IPC SPARE IGN MOD ELEC PRNDL TCC/ET STOP ...IPC (Instrument Panel Cluster) Not Used Front Bank Ignition Modules Electronic PRNDL...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...OUTLET POST 02 I/P OUTLET Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch Fog Lamps Center Console Accessory Power Outlet Driver's and Passenger's Side Oxygen Sensors, LRPDB (Pusher Cooling Fan Relay) Instrument Panel Accessory Power Outlet Usage Headlamp Washer Motor (Optional) 5-99
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...you remove or reinstall the rear seat. To remove the rear seat cushion, do the following: 1. Pull up on the front of the cushion to release the front hooks. 2. Pull the cushion up and out toward the front of the vehicle. 3. Slide the cushion out one of the rear doors and set it aside. Rear ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... all, it won't be there to work for the next passenger. The person sitting in that position could be badly injured. ... properly routed and are not twisted. To reinstall the rear seat cushion, do the following: 1. Position ... up and under the seatback so the rear-locating guides hook into the wire loops ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...access the rear fuse block. See "Removing the Rear Seat Cushion" listed previously. To access the fuse block, push...SOL RELAY MICRO Heated Seat Modules, Air Inlet Motor, Shifter Assembly Control for Position Lamp Relays Trunk Release Motor REV LAMP ISRVM (Inside Rearview Mirror), RELAY MICRO License...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...SPARE AUDIO SPARE SPARE DRIVER DR MOD Usage Driver's Heated Seat Module ..., Memory Seat Module Trunk Release Motor Fuses SPARE HDLP LEVELING EBCM ...) Heated Seat Modules, Air Inlet Motor, Shifter Assembly Usage Audio Ampli�. Assembly Not Used Taillamp Assemblies, Front Position Lamp Assemblies Not Used...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... Lamp Assembly PSGR DR MOD Right Front Passenger Door Module RIM ...rear fuse block. See "Removing the Rear Seat Cushion" listed previously. To access the fuse ... FUEL PUMP MTR AFTERBOIL RIM (Rear Integration Module), Ignition Switch, Key ... Not Used Trunk Lamp Fuel Pump Motor Afterboil Heater Pump 5-104...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... RELAY MINI SPARE Usage Retained Accessory Power Not Used REAR DEFOG Rear Window Defogger RELAY MINI SPARE ... IGN 1 RELAY MICRO REAR FOG LAMP RLY MICRO Usage FUEL PUMP MOTOR RLY MICRO Ignition Switch Rear Fog Lamps (Export Only) Fuel Pump Motor REAR DEFOG Rear Window Defogger Element SUNROOF MOD ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...Capacities English 1.3 lbs. Metric 0.59 kg Application Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Use Refrigerant Oil, R134a Systems Cooling System 3.2L V6 3.6L HFV6 Engine Oil with Filter 3.2L V6 3.6L HFV6 Fuel Tank 10.4 quarts 9.7 quarts 9.8 L 9.2 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    Application Transmission Automatic Manual Wheel Nut Torque Capacities English Metric 9.0 quarts 1.3 quarts 100 lb ft 8.5 L 1.2 .... When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. Engine Speci�.
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 394
     NOTES 5-108
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-10 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-10 At Least Once a Month ...6-10... Year ...6-11 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-13 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-15 Maintenance Record ...6-16 Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    Maintenance Schedule Introduction Important: Keep engine oil at the proper level and change ... your Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet or your dealer for details. We at General Motors ..., inspections, replacement parts and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... dealer for your service needs, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine GM parts. If you want to get service information, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-12....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... Goodwrench dealer has GM-trained service technicians who will perform this work using genuine GM parts and reset the system. If the engine oil...was performed. Maintenance II - Use Maintenance II if the previous service performed was Maintenance I. Always use Maintenance II whenever...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    Service Change engine oil and filter. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil on page 5-16. An ... footnote (a). Check engine coolant and windshield washer fluid levels and add fluid as needed. Perform any needed additional services. See "Additional Required Services" in this section. Inspect ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    Additional Required Services The following services should be performed at the first maintenance service (I or II) after the indicated miles (kilometers) shown for each item...125,000 (207 500 150,000 (240 000 Service Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    Service Except 3.2L engine: Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. 3.2L engine: Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. 3.2L engine: Replace timing belt. An Emission Control Service. See footnote (j)....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance ... other brake parts, including calipers, parking brake, etc. (b) Visually inspect front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... frequent trailer towing. − Uses such as high performance operation. (i) Drain, flush and refill...5-27 for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and filler neck. ... important to use only genuine GM parts when replacing the timing belt. (k) A fluid loss in any vehicle...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    Owner Checks and Services These owner checks and services should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependability and ... At Each Fuel Fill It is important to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... in any other position, contact your GM Goodwrench dealer for service. 4. On manual transmission vehicles, put the shift lever in NEUTRAL (N), push the clutch pedal down halfway and try .... If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), contact your GM Goodwrench dealer for service. 6-11
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. • With a manual transmission, the key should turn to OFF ... Park (P) Mechanism Check Underbody Flushing Service {CAUTION: When you are doing this check, your... be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... proper viscosity, see Engine Oil on page 5-16. Usage Fluid/Lubricant 50/50 mixture... DOT-3 brake fluid. Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. U.S. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or lubricant meeting... LB or GC-LB. Engine Oil Parking Brake Cable Guides GM Power Steering Fluid Power Steering (GM Part No. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... Fluid/Lubricant Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. U.S. 12346293, in Canada 992723) or lubricant meeting...-LB. Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474). Dielectric ...Grease (GM Part No. U.S. 12345579, in Canada 992887). Floor Shift Linkage Rear Axle ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter 3.2L V6 3.6L HFV6 Passenger Compartment Air Filter Element ... (56.5 cm) Passenger's Side 21 inches (53.3 cm) 1 2 GM Part Numbers 25728874 88894390 25177917 25740404 24425327 12565996 Other Part ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. See Maintenance Requirements on page 6-2 in this section. ... Checks and Services on page 6-10 can be added on the following record pages. Also, ... Record Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-16
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-17
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-18
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ...Government ...7-11 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-11 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-12 Customer Assistance...Customer Assistance Offices ...7-4 GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities ...7-5 Roadside Service ...7-6 Courtesy Transportation ...7-8 Vehicle Data ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership or the general manager. ... to enforce any additional rights you may have. Canadian owners refer to your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet for information on the Canadian Motor Vehicle ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... vehicle age, mileage and other factors. General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or discontinue ... 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... United States - Customer Assistance Cadillac Customer Assistance Center Cadillac Motor Car Division P.O. Box 33169 Detroit, MI 48232-5169 1-... to Cadillac's Customer Assistance Center. Canada - Customer Assistance General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... Assistance Please contact the local General Motors Business Unit. GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities This program, available to ... Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) - Customer Assistance General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo de la Reforma # ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... service. Each technician travels with a specially equipped service vehicle complete with the necessary Cadillac parts and tools required to handle ...Period - 48 months/50,000 miles (80 000 km). Emergency Road Service is performed on site for the following situations: Towing Service Battery Jump ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... dealership. Roadside Service for the Hearing or Speech Impaired Roadside Service is prepared to assist owners who have hearing difficulties or are speech...1112. An experienced Roadside Service Advisor will assist you and request the following information: • A description of the problem • Name, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... 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,... a one way or round trip shuttle service to a destination up to 10 miles from the dealership....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ...fuel expenses (five day maximum) may be available. Claim amounts should reflect actual costs and be supported by original...provide a like-vehicle as a courtesy rental. General Motors reserves the right to unilaterally modify, change or discontinue Courtesy Transportation at any time and to resolve ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... that monitor and control several aspects of the vehicle's performance. Your vehicle uses on-board vehicle computers ..., vehicle speed, seat belt usage, airbag readiness, airbag performance data, and the severity of a... has been used to improve vehicle crash performance and may be used to improve crash ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ...Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying General Motors. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may... may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, ...technical service information needed to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... can write to: Helm, Incorporated P. O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 Prices are subject to change without notice and without incurring obligation. Allow ample time for delivery. Note to Canadian Customers: All listed prices are quoted in U.S. funds. Canadian ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 426
     NOTES 7-14
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... Main Menu (Base Audio System) ...3-57 Accessory Power Outlets ...3-24 Activating Program Type......2-52 Audio System(s) ...3-100 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-118 Care of Your CD Player... System ...3-117 Radio with CD ...3-101 Setting the Time ...3-100 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3-117 Understanding...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... Back-Up and License Plate Lamps ...5-55 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) ...5-53 Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps ...5-53 Halogen Bulbs ...119 Center Console Storage Area ...2-52 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) ...5-53 Chains, Tires ...5-72 Change Engine Oil ...3-63 Change Trans (Transmission)...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... Cleaning (cont.) Underbody Maintenance ...5-91 Weatherstrips ...5-88 Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels ...5-90 Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses ...5-89 ......3-32 Dual ...3-26 Outlet Adjustment ...3-31 Steering Wheel Controls ...3-33 Clutch, Hydraulic ...5-26 Compact Spare...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... Offices ...7-4 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7-2 GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities ...7-5 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-11 Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...7-11 Reporting Safety Defects to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ...41 Engine Compartment Overview ...5-12 Exhaust ...2-38 Oil ...5-16 Overheating ...5-30 Starting ...2-24 ... Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing ...4-44 Engine Oil Additives ...5-19 Engine Overheated - Stop ...107 Engine Speed Limiter ...3-37 Entering the Personalization Menu ...3-80 Entry Lighting ...3-23 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... Flat Tire ...5-73 Flat Tire, Changing ...5-74 Fluid Automatic Transmission ...5-24 Manual Transmission ...5-25 Power Steering ...5-39 Windshield Washer ...5-40... Light ...3-48 Fog Lamps ...3-12 Folding Rear Seat ...1-7 Following Distance ...4-42 Front Seat Cupholders ...2-52 Fuel ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ......3-11, 3-20, 5-52 Bulb Replacement ...5-52 Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps ...5-...Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-23 How to Reset the Change Transmission Fluid Message and the Transmission Fluid Indicator (Automatic Transmission) ...5-24 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    J Jump Starting ...5-45 K Key Release Button (Manual Transmission) ...2-23 Keyless Entry System ...2-4 Keys ...2-3 L ... Warning ...3-41 Fog Lamp ...3-48 Highbeam On ...3-49 Lights On Reminder ...3-48 Malfunction Indicator ...3-42 Oil Pressure ...3-46 Safety Belt Reminder ...3-37 Security ...3-48 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ...11 Introduction ...6-2 Maintenance Footnotes ...6-8 Maintenance Record ...6-16 Maintenance Requirements ...6-2 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-15 Owner Checks and Services ...6-10 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-13 Scheduled Maintenance ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    Oil Engine ...5-16 Pressure Light ...3-46 Oil Pressure Low - Stop Engine ...3-69 Older Children, Restraints ...1-29 ... Calling ...2-46 OnStar® Services ...2-45 OnStar® Steering Wheel Controls (CTS) ...2-46 OnStar® System ...2-45 OnStar® Virtual Advisor ...2-46 Other Warning Devices ...3-7 Outlet ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-13 Reconfigureable Steering Wheel Controls ...3-8 Recreational Vehicle Towing ...4-31 Remote Keyless ... the Spare Tire and Tools ...5-75 Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps ...5-77 Replacement Bulbs ...5-55 Replacing Brake System Parts ...5-43 Replacing ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    Restraint Systems Checking ...1-59 Replacing Parts ...1-60 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...2-24 Right Front Passenger Position, Safety Belts ...1-22 Right Rear Door Ajar ...3-70 Roadside Service ...7-6 Roadside Service Availability ...7-7 Roadside Service for the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ... Service Idle Control ...3-72 Service Manuals ...7-12 Service Stability System Message ...3-73 ... Steering in Emergencies ...4-13 Steering Tips ...4-12 Steering Wheel Comfort Controls ...3-33 Steering Wheel Controls ...3-8 Steering Wheel Controls, Audio ...3-118 Storage Garment Hooks ...2-52 Storage ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... Systems ...2-18 Immobilizer ...2-19 Immobilizer Operation ...2-20 Tilt Wheel ...3-7 Tire Inflation Check ...6-10 Tire Sidewall ... and Rotation ...5-67 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...5-69 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-71 Wheel Replacement ...5-71 When It Is Time for New Tires ...5-68 To Use ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual ...7-12 Transportation Options ...7-8 Trip Odometers ...United States - Customer Assistance ...7-4 Used Replacement Wheels ...5-72 Using DSP ...3-107 Using ...Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-93 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-93 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS-V | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ...of Engine Oil to Use ...What to Do with Used Oil ...What to Use ...5-28, 5-39, 5-40, Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...Replacement ...When to Add Engine Oil ...When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System) ...When to Check ...5-25, When to Check and ...



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