2004 Cadillac CTS Owner's Manual

2004 Cadillac CTS Manual

2004 Cadillac CTS manual table of contents:

  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 ...56 Tires ...5-58 Appearance Care ...5-86 Vehicle Identification ...5-93 Electrical System ...5-93 Capacities and Specifications ...5-106 ...6-1 Maintenance Schedule ...
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    ..., the CADILLAC Crest & Wreath are registered trademarks and the name CTS is a trademark of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at ...Use This Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 “Donମ.
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or ... Section 3 Climate Controls in Section 3 Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators in Section 3 Audio System(s) in Section 3 Engine Compartment Overview in Section 5 iv
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    These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle: v
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     NOTES vi
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    ... Seat Position ...1-46 Air Bag Systems ...1-48 Where Are the Air Bags? ...1-50 When Should ... Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-60 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Passenger ... Lumbar ...1-3 Heated Seats ...1-3 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-4 Head Restraints ...1-6 Rear Seats ...1-7 Split Folding...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Try to move the seat back and forth with your body to be sure the seat is...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ...vehicle may have this feature. The driver's and passenger's seatback lumbar support can be adjusted... side of the seat cushions. To increase or decrease support, hold the control forward or rearward. Keep..., so should the position of your lumbar support. Adjust the seat as needed. There is a button...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 want it. Release the lever to lock the seatback in ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury ... 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 the button located ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    Rear Seats Split Folding Rear Seat Your vehicle may have a split folding rear seat. A split folding rear seat 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    {CAUTION: If the seatback isn't locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. To return the seatback to the upright position, do the following: 1. Lift the seatback up ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts ...do with safety belts. {CAUTION: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle.... properly. {CAUTION: Don't let anyone ride where he or she can't wear a safety ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...badly hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter...a lot! Why Safety Belts 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see Older Children on page 1-29 or Infants and ... for everyone's protection. First, you'll want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We'll start with the driver position. A: ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely to slide ...
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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 ...
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    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 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as strong as shoulder bones. You could also severely ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ...push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Right 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 as the driver's safety belt - except for one thing. If the belt stops before it reaches the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... for small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck and head. There is one guide for each outboard passenger position ... booster seats and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... ones, and probably other new parts for your safety belt system. See Replacing Restraint System Parts... belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guides. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    Child Restraints Older Children Q: A: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? If possible, an older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ..., be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child's shoulder, so that in a crash the child's upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 1-26. 1-30
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says ... Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have the protection provided... never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. 1-33
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... What are the different types of add-on child restraints? {CAUTION: Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn infant's neck is weak and its head weighs so much compared with the rest of its body....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... 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 head rests toward the center of the vehicle. 1-35
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...seat, or position children. A built-in child restraint system is a permanent part of the motor vehicle. An add-... to be secured within the restraint. The vehicle's belt system secures the add-on child restraint in the vehicle,.... One system, the three-point harness, has straps that come down over each...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... 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...forward-facing child restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. In the United States, some child restraints also have a top strap....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... say. Top Strap Anchor Location The top strap anchors are located on the filler panel behind the rear seat head restraints. In order to access the anchors, you'll have to open the covers. Do not use a child restraint with a top strap ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) This system, designed to make installation of child restraints easier, does not use...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-...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...assist you in locating the lower anchors for this child restraint system, each seating position with the LATCH system has a label on the seatback at each lower anchor position. The labels are located near .... CAUTION: (Continued) In order to use the LATCH system in your vehicle, you need a child...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | 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 | 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... 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 | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    Air Bag Systems This part explains the frontal and side impact air bag systems. Your vehicle has six air bags: Here are the most important things to know about the air bag systems: {CAUTION: You can be severely injured or killed in a crash if you aren't wearing ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... belts help keep you in position for air bag inflation before and during a crash. Always wear your safety belt even with frontal air bags. The driver should sit as far back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. 1-49
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... and Young Children." The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on page 3-38 for more information. Where Are the Air Bags? There is a air bag ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering. And, because your vehicle has side impact air bags, never secure anything to the roof of your vehicle by routing the rope or tiedown through any door or window opening. If you do, the path of an inflating side ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... that is struck. In any particular crash, no one can say whether an air bag should have inflated simply because of the damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were. For frontal air bags, inflation is determined by the angle of the impact and how quickly the vehicle slows down in ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... Inflate? In an impact of sufficient severity, the air bag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. For both frontal and side impact air bags, the sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ...ates, then get fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an air bag deployment, you should seek... This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in CAUTION: ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. • Let ... deployment or near-deployment crash. The module also records speed, engine RPM, brake and throttle data. Notice: If ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... are parts of the air bag systems in several places around your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-12. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... Restraint System Check Checking Your Restraint Systems Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, ... a new one right away. Also look for any opened or broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...may mean you will need to have LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt or LATCH system wasn't being ... and right front passenger's safety belt buckle assembly. Be sure to do so. Then the new buckle assembly...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... Controls Starting Your Engine ...2-24 Engine Coolant Heater ...2-25 Automatic Transmission Operation ...2-26 Manual Transmission Operation ...2-32 ...) ...2-37 Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission) ...2-37 Parking Over Things That Burn ...2-38 Engine Exhaust ...2-38 Running Your Engine While You ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    Section 2 Features and Controls Assist Handles ...2-52 Garment Hooks ...2-52 Roof Rack Provisions ...2-53 Convenience Net ... ...2-54 Vehicle Personalization ...2-55 Memory Seat and Mirrors ...2-55 OnStar® System ...2-45 HomeLink® Transmitter ...2-47 Programming the HomeLink® Transmitter ...2-48 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... Your keyless entry system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (... vehicle theft deterrent system. The key has a transponder in the key head that matches a decoder .... Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ..., try this: Remote Keyless Entry System Operation With this feature, you can lock and unlock the doors or the trunk and turn on your vehicleମ. keyless entry transmitter to lock the doors. This also arms the theft-deterrent system. • If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...rmation, the doors must be closed for this feature to work. If a door is open, remote confirmation will be canceled. V (Trunk): Press this button to open the..., the doors must be closed for this feature to work. If a door is open, remote confirmation will be canceled. The remote ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred 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 tightly to be sure no moisture can ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...vehicle has the theft-deterrent system, you must unlock the doors with the key or remote keyless... the windows are down and the doors are locked, don't reach in to manually unlock the vehicle because... transmitter. From the inside, use the manual lock levers located on the door panels near the windows...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...Door Unlocking System Your vehicle has a central door unlocking feature. When unlocking the driver's...pressed when the key is not in the ignition and the driver's door is opened, a chime will sound three times ...You must use the manual levers to lock and unlock the rear doors when riding in the rear...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... If your vehicle has a manual transmission, the vehicle is programmed so that the doors will lock automatically ... to exit the vehicle once the doors are locked, have that person use the manual lever or power ..., it will not lock automatically. Use the manual lever or the power door lock switch to lock ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... cannot be opened from the inside when this feature is in use. When you want to open a rear door when the security ... switch or by lifting the rear door manual lock. 2. Then open the door from the outside. To cancel... when the key is in the ignition and any door is open, all the doors will lock and only...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    .... See Climate Control System in the Index. • If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them all the way. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-38. To use this feature, an automatic transmission must be in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) and your ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...: 1. Fold the rear armrest down and open the pass-through door. See "Rear-Seat Pass Through"... up and back into place. Then try to open the door without pulling up on the lever to make ... especially useful when transporting long items such as skis. To open the door, pull down the rear seat armrest. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Power Windows Express-Down Window This feature is on all the power windows. Press the down arrow... switch to the second position to activate the express-down feature. If you want to stop the window as... arrow on the switch again. Express-Up Window This feature is on both front power windows. Press the...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... need to reprogram each front power window for the express-up feature to work. Before reprogramming, you will need to replace or ... window when the express-up feature is active, the window will stop at the obstruction and express-open to a factory preset position. {CAUTION: Pressing and holding the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...block glare from that direction. The driver's sunshade may also have buttons for a built-in garage door opener. See HomeLink® Transmitter on page 2-47 for more information. Lighted Visor Vanity Mirror Press the button to disable the passenger...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter, or by starting the vehicle with a valid key. If the ignition is off and a door is open, the security light will flash, reminding you to arm the theft-deterrent system. To arm the system, do the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ..., roll down the window, then get out of the vehicle, keeping the door open. 2. From outside of the vehicle, with the door open, lock the vehicle using the power door lock switch or the remote keyless ... Reach in and unlock the door using the manual lock and open the door. The horn will sound ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... Your vehicle is equipped with a passive theft-deterrent system. When trying to start the vehicle, if the engine does not start and the security light comes on, the key may have a ... 5-94. If the engine still does not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If your ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... If the engine will not start see your dealer for service. 3. After the engine has started, turn the key to OFF, and remove ... are ever driving and the security light comes on and stays on, you will be able to restart your engine if you turn it off. The theft-deterrent system, however, is not working ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... allows you to use things like the radio and the windshield wipers when the engine is off. This position will allow you to turn off the engine, but still turn the steering wheel. C ... the ignition key has to be in ON. D (START): This position starts the engine. Notice: If your key seems stuck ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... the button in while turning the key to OFF. 3. Pull the key straight out of the ignition switch. 1. Locate the plastic screw head on the underside of the plastic cover for the steering column. 2. Insert a flat, thin object into the slot and turn ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...NEUTRAL (N). Your engine won't start in any other position - that's a safety feature. To restart ...Notice: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical ...you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The cord is located in the engine compartment on the driver's side ...rated for at least 15 amps. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord ...very cold weather, 0°F (−18°C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You'...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... vehicle can roll. Do not leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be ... wheels. It's the best position to use when you start the engine because your vehicle can't move easily. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transmission shift lock control system. You ...Notice: Shifting our of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine racing may damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Be sure the engine is not racing when ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... shift the vehicle into PARK (P) and remove the ignition key. Use the following procedure to release the shift 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. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    .... The sport mode button is located on the center console near the transmission shift lever. 4. Using a narrow, pointed tool, press down on the mechanism under the cap so that you can move the shift lever. Press the button once to turn on the sport mode. Press the button again to return to normal ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...Winter Driving Mode Button (Automatic Transmission) This feature provides more traction during slippery ...normal and do not indicate a transmission problem. When you turn off the ignition while .... If your vehicle is equipped with the memory feature, the transmission mode (sport or normal) will be saved...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    This light on the instrument panel cluster will come on when the winter driving mode is active. Manual Transmission Operation If your ...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 turn...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... NEUTRAL. NEUTRAL (N): Use this position when you idle the engine. REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up. ... gear when you downshift, or if you race the engine when you release the clutch pedal while ...have to downshift two or more gears to keep the engine running smoothly or for good performance. 2-33
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... brake pedal down with your left foot. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light on the instrument panel cluster should come on. If it doesn't, you need to have your vehicle serviced. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-39 for more information. To release ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... {CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly ...rmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even catch ... be injured. Do not leave your vehicle with the engine running. If you have to leave your ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... still can't shift out of PARK (P), try the following: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACCESSORY. Open and close the driver's door to turn off the RAP feature. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust {CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can ... on the road or over road debris. • Repairs were not done correctly. • Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. If you...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    .... {CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle. See the earlier Caution under Engine Exhaust on page 2-38. Also, idling in ... can happen is a garage. Exhaust - with CO - can come in easily. NEVER park in a garage with the engine ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ..., press and release the on/off button. The indicator light will illuminate when this feature is active. O (On/Off): This is the on/off button, located ... press and release the on/off button. The indicator light will illuminate when this feature is active. Cleaning the Mirror When cleaning the mirror...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... two seconds. After two seconds, the mirror will display the current compass heading. The mirror can be calibrated by driving the vehicle in circles at 5 ... If after two seconds the display does not show a compass heading (N for North for example), there may be a strong magnetic field interfering ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... vehicle and the area behind your vehicle. The mirrors can be manually folded inward to prevent damage when going through an automatic car ...be programmed for personalization and the curb view assist feature if you have the optional memory package. For more information, see Memory Seat and Mirrors on ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... When you operate the rear window defogger, it also warms both outside rearview mirrors to help clear them of fog or ice. See "Rear Window Defogger" under Dual Climate Control System on page 3-26 for more information. 2-44
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    OnStar® System OnStar® Services One of the following plans is normally included for a specific duration ..., information and convenience services. A complete OnStar® user's guide and the terms and ... All Safe and Sound Plan services • Route Support • RideAssist • Information and Convenience ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... OnStar® 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... to replace up to three hand-held transmitters used to activate devices such as gate operators, garage door openers, entry door locks, security systems and home lighting. Additional HomeLink® information can be found on the internet ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... HomeLink® Transmitter with any garage door opener that does not have the "stop and reverse" feature. This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April ... quicker and more accurate transmission of the radio frequency. Your vehicle's engine should be turned off while ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... of a rolling-code equipped device (most commonly, a garage door opener). 6. Locate in the garage, the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit). Locate the "Learn" or "Smart" button. This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...the frequency signal has been successfully accepted by HomeLink®. The indicator light will flash slowly at first and then rapidly. Proceed ... the appropriate HomeLink® button for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted. Erasing HomeLink® ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... button. Do not release the button. 2. The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. ... outside buttons for about 20 seconds until the indicator light begins to flash. 2. Continue to hold both buttons until the HomeLink® indicator light turns off. 3. Release both buttons. For questions ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...seat on the instrument panel. To lock the glove box door, insert your key into the lock ... it clockwise. Turn the key counterclockwise to unlock the door. Center Console Storage Area The center ... The map/storage pockets are located on each door as well as on the back of the front seatbacks. Cupholder...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...luggage carrier. The mounting locations are located on the roof rail. You must open the doors to access them. The threaded nuts are covered with a plastic cap that must be removed before use. For more information on purchasing the rack/carrier ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... stop position. It provides less wind noise than the full-open position. A (Full ..., or it can be opened manually. I (Vent): Turn the control counterclockwise to this position to use the vent feature.... with the glass panel, or it can be opened manually. Anti-Pinch Feature If an object is in the path ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...mirror driving positions for up to two drivers. The buttons for this feature are located on the driver's door armrest. 2. Press and hold button ... driving positions. If your vehicle has a manual transmission and the engine is running, the parking brake must be set to recall the memory seat driving ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... must be in PARK (P) to recall the exit positions. For a manual transmission, the parking brake must be set ... transmission or the parking brake is not set on a manual transmission. If you would like ... or when the ignition is turned off and the driver's door is opened, see DIC Vehicle Personalization...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...39 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light ...3-40 Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light ...3-41 Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light ...3-41 Engine Coolant Temperature Gage ...3-42 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...3-42 Oil Pressure Light ...3-46 Winter Driving ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...119 Diversity Antenna System ...3-120 XM™ 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 125
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  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... System. See Audio System(s) on page 3-100. H. OnStar® Button (Base Radio) or Voice Recognition Button (Navigation System). See Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 3-118.... See Automatic Transmission Operation on page 2-26 or Manual Transmission Operation on page 2-32. L. Accessory Power ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. The light in the center of the button will flash, indicating that the hazard warning flashers are on. Press ... let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    Other Warning Devices If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle. Horn Press on the pad near the horn symbols on the steering wheel to sound the horn. Tilt Wheel A tilt wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... OnStar®, the climate control, audio and traction control systems. The controls for this feature are located on the left spoke of the steering wheel. If your ...by pressing the TUNE/SEL knob located at the lower right of the audio system. 2. Scroll through the menu by turning the knob. 3. When SETUP ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... 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, see Exterior Lamps on ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...Beam Changer Push forward on the turn signal/multifunction lever to change the headlamps from low to high beam. Pull the lever back and then ... to help avoid possible accidents. Check the fuse and for burned-out bulbs if the arrow fails to work when signaling a turn. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers on ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Flash-To-Pass Feature This feature allows you to use the high-beam headlamps to signal the ... off depending upon how much light is available outside of the vehicle. • If the headlamps are either off, ... License Plate Lamps Instrument Panel Lights • If the headlamps are in high-beam mode, they will...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Wiper-Activated Headlamps This feature activates the headlamps and parking lamps after the windshield ... off. If you turn on the high-beam headlamps, the fog lamps will also turn off....control is left on in either the headlamp or parking lamp position and the driver's door is opened with the ignition ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... your vehicle is in cruise control when the traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-9 and Stabilitrak® System on page 4-10. When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... 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. This light on the instrument panel cluster will come on while cruise control is on. Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to go to a higher speed...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... Cruise Control To end a cruise control session, step lightly on the brake pedal. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, lightly tapping the clutch will end a cruise control ... the cruise control switch to off to turn off the system completely. • To slow down in very small amounts, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... (Delay Adjustment): Use this band to set the length of the delay between wipes when using the delay feature. The closer you move the band toward mist, the longer the delay. The windshield wiper lever must be in delay for this feature to work. 3-17
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...) display. See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-61 for more information. If the headlamps are on when you wash the windshield, the headlamp washers (if equipped) will turn on. Both the windshield and the headlamps will be washed. See "Headlamp Washers" following for more information. 3-18
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...that you can get the maximum visibility and brightness from your headlamps. The headlamp washers are located on the inboard side of the headlamp ..., 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...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... go off, and the DRL will turn back on. If you start your vehicle in a dark garage, the automatic headlamp system will come on immediately. Once you leave the garage, it will take about one minute for the automatic headlamp system to change to DRL if it is light outside. During that ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ..., you should turn on the regular headlamp system when you need it. Light Sensor The light sensor for the DRL and AUTO headlamp feature is located on top of the instrument panel. If you cover the sensor, it will read dark, and the exterior lamps or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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... protects against draining the battery in case you have accidentally left the headlamps or parking lamps on. The battery saver does not work if the headlamps...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...and dome lamps and the backlighting to the exterior lamp control when a door is opened or if you press the remote keyless entry ...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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem see your dealer for additional information on accessory power outlets.... electrical equipment, be sure to follow the proper installation instructions included with the electrical equipment you install. Notice: ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...is hot. Damage from overheating may occur to the lighter or heating element, or a fuse could be blown. Do not hold a cigarette lighter in while... is located under the climate control panel on the center console. Press on the door to release the ashtray. To empty the ashtray, remove it from the center ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...set the system at the warmest temperature setting, the system will remain in manual mode at that temperature and it will not go into automatic ...AUTO (Automatic): When this button is pressed and the temperature is set, the system will automatically control the inside temperature, the air delivery mode...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    You can switch from English to metric units through the Driver Information Center (DIC). If ... dripping underneath your vehicle while idling or after turning off the engine. This is normal. Do not cover ...the mode cancels automatic operation and places the system in manual mode. Press AUTO to return to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... switch cancels automatic operation and places the system in manual mode. Press AUTO to return to... panel to turn the passenger's climate control system on. Press the up or down arrow on the switch .... A/C OFF (Air Conditioning): Press this button to manually turn off the air conditioning compressor. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... needed adjustments to the temperature, the fan speed and the air delivery system. The system may also supply cooler air to the side of... the sun. The recirculation mode will also be activated, as necessary. Do not cover the sensors or the automatic climate control system will not work properly. 3-29
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...if the climate control system is used properly. There are two modes to clear fog from your ...warm the passengers. Use the defrost mode to remove fog or frost from the windshield more quickly. If ... air directed to the side windows. In this mode, the system will automatically turn off recirculation and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...also be turned off by pressing the button again or by turning off the engine. The heated outside rearview mirrors will heat to help clear fog or frost from the surface ... rear window may damage the rear window defogger. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not clear the...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... toward the side windows to clear fog. Turn the thumbwheel to this symbol to open the outlets completely and ... your vehicle. Like your vehicle's engine air cleaner/filter, it needs to be changed ... arm on the passenger's side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... to replace the passenger compartment air filter: 1. Turn the ignition to ON with the engine off. 2. Turn on the windshield wipers and turn them off again ... under which is located the passenger compartment air filter. 3. Open the hood to access the engine compartment. See Hood Release on page 5-11 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... gages could also save you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As you ... details on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they're working. If you are ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... 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, Canada similar 3-35
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). You may wonder what happens if ... trip odometer, use one of the following procedures: Using the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Press the INFO (Information) button located to the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... per minute (rpm). Engine Speed Limiter This feature prevents the engine from operating at too .... This helps prevent damage to the engine. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to ON or START... by your warranty. Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning area. If...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air...there is a problem. If there is a problem with the air bag system in your vehicle, the Service Air Bag message will appear...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...For good braking, though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. United States Canada This light should come on briefly when you turn the...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light With the anti-lock brake system, the light will come on when your engine is started and may stay on for several seconds.... stop as soon as possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or comes on ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...System (TCS) Warning Light If the TC (traction control) warning light comes on and stays on, there may be a problem with the traction control system. Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light This light tells you that your engine is very hot. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... - the engine coolant is very hot. See Engine Overheating on page 5-30. This system is called OBD II (On-Board DiagnosticsSecond ... the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The Check Engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... may not be covered by your warranty. Notice: Modifications made to the engine, transmission, exhaust, intake or fuel system of your vehicle or the replacement ..., when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light does not come on, have it repaired. This light ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... the fuel cap, making sure to fully install the cap. See Filling Your Tank on page 5-7. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap... 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 Steadyମ.
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...acceleration. (These conditions may go away once the engine is warmed up.) This will be detected by the system and cause the light to turn on. If you...inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the Check Engine light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 ... be low on oil and you might have some other system problem. Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance may damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... turn off the winter driving mode feature, the light will go out. If it stays on, your vehicle may need service. See your dealer. See "Winter ... you turn off the sport mode, the light will go out. If it stays on, your vehicle may need service. See your dealer. See ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...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... set your cruise control. The light will go out when the fog lamps are turned off...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    Highbeam On Light This light comes on whenever the high-beam headlamps are on. If the fuel supply gets... indicate that anything is wrong with the fuel gage: • At the gas station the gas pump shuts off before ... more or less than half the tank's capacity to fill the tank. Fuel Gage The fuel gage ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... 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 ... up or down arrows on this switch to scroll through the system status information. CLR (Clear): Press this ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    If you have the Navigation system, use the following to operate the DIC: INFO (Information): ... Information menu that provides the status of various vehicle systems. See "Vehicle Information Menu (Navigation ... to the TUNE/SEL knob on the Base audio system and is located in the same place. Press the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... upon whether or not your vehicle has the Navigation system, the menu items will vary slightly. Vehicle Information ... Audio System) To access this menu using the Base audio system, press the up or down arrow on the INFO switch ... USED* AVG MPH* TIMER* BATTERY VOLTS ENGINE OIL LIFE* TRANS FLUID LIFE* (...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... of the screen. You can also access this 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 selected: Average Vehicle ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... Menu on page 3-57. If you have 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/Trip Odometer A and B: For information ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... enter the freeway, the number may change even though you still have the same amount of gas in the gas tank. This is because different driving conditions produce different ...value and TIMER OFF. The timing feature will stop. To reset the timer using the Base audio system, turn off the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... life remains. When the oil life is depleted, the Change Engine Oil message will appear on the display. You ... it for future reference. When you reset the Change Engine Oil message by clearing it from the display, you ... check the oil level periodically. See Engine Oil on page 5-16 for more information....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... 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 ... of the menu items for the Navigation system. e BASS - MID - TREBLE e EQ DSP (Bose Radio) AVC (Bose Radio) ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... see "Audio System" in the Index of the CTS Entertainment and Navigation System Supplement supplied with your ..., treble, balance, and fader features of the audio system. For more information, see Audio ... you to select radio stations based on preset categories. To turn the CAT feature on, press the...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...on page 3-8 and "Configurable Radio Display Keys" under Audio System(s) on page 3-100 for ...will appear on the DIC and the traction control system warning light on the instrument panel cluster will come on... page 3-61 and Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light on page 3-41 for more information...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 the same... on the display, there is a problem with the generator and battery charging systems. Have the electrical system checked by your ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... Voltage High message. This message appears when the system detects that the battery voltage is dropping beyond ... level. The battery saver system will start reducing certain features of the vehicle that you may ... voltage range is 11.5 to 15.5 volts when the engine is running. You can monitor battery ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... Oil This symbol appears with the Change Engine Oil message. This message will appear when the electrical system is charging less than 10 volts ..., you 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... will display if the ignition is in ON to inform the driver that the brake fluid level is low. Have the brake system serviced by a technician as soon as possible. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-39 for more information. 3-64
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...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....Check Gas Cap This symbol appears with the Check Gas Cap message. Driver Door Ajar This symbol appears with the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...vehicle as soon as possible. Do not increase the engine speed above normal idling speed... 5-30 for more information. This message displays when the engine coolant becomes hotter than the normal... temperature. To avoid added strain on a hot engine, the air conditioning compressor is automatically turned...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... this message is displayed. This message informs you that the vehicle is reducing engine power because the transmission is being placed in gear under conditions that may cause damage to the vehicle's engine or transmission. This also can affect the vehicle's ability to accelerate...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    Headlamps Suggested This symbol appears with the Headlamps Suggested message. Ice Possible This symbol appears with the Ice ... become dark enough outside to require the headlamps and/or other exterior lamps. This message... icy road conditions. Left Rear Door Ajar This symbol appears with the Left Rear...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... Engine This symbol appears with the Oil Pressure Low - Stop Engine message. A multiple chime will sound when this message is displayed. Passenger Door Ajar This symbol appears with the Passenger Door Ajar message. Notice: If you drive your vehicle while the engine oil pressure ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    .../Driver Identification (Navigation System) This symbol appears with the Personalization Off message. Right Rear Door Ajar This symbol ... to identify the driver (1, 2 or 3) on the Navigation system. When this message appears on the display, the right rear door it means that the passenger's side ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    .... 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 at your dealership ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has detected a problem within the fuel system when this message appears. Have your vehicle ... Control This symbol appears with the Service Idle Control message. This message will display if an electrical problem has occurred within the Powertrain Control Module (...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...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 off...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... System Ready message. The Stability System Off message will be displayed any time you turn ...) on/off button. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-9 for more information. When this message ...) on/off button. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-9 for more information. When this message ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... on page 4-11. The Service Steering System message will be displayed if a problem is detected with the speed ... to steer the vehicle. This message means there is a problem with the Immobilizer. See Immobilizer on page 2-19 ... want to take your vehicle to your dealer before turning off the engine. 3-75...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... - Throttle Problem This symbol appears with the Starting Disabled - Throttle Problem message. Top Speed - Fuel Cut Off This symbol ... This symbol appears with the Theft Attempted message. This message will appear when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects that the maximum speed for your ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... Engaged message. Trans (Transmission) Hot - Idle Engine This symbol appears with the Trans Hot - Idle Engine message. This message will appear when the traction control system is actively limiting ...stay on for a few seconds after the traction control system stops limiting wheel spin. See ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... vehicle is purchased. On all vehicles, features such as climate control settings, radio preset settings, exterior lighting at unlock, remote lock and unlock confirmation, and automatic door ... memory button, 1 or 2, located on the driver's door. Certain features can be programmed not to recall ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... use one of the following procedures: Navigation System 1. Turn the ignition to ON without the engine running. Make sure an ... is turned on. Base Audio System 1. Turn the ignition to ON, but do not start the engine. Make sure an automatic transmission is in PARK (P) or a manual transmission has the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... for programming using both the Base audio and Navigation systems unless otherwise indicated. Personalization Name This feature allows you to type ...the name using the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... customize the name using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. ... can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Con�.
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... the feature name. To change the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote Keyless Options to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/SEL knob to view ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... the feature name. To change the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote Keyless Options to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/SEL knob to view ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... the feature name. To change the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote Keyless Options to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/SEL knob to view ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... Exit Seat If your vehicle has the optional memory package, you will have... when the key is removed from the ignition and the driver's door is opened. Programmable Modes Mode 1: ON Mode... using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...mode using the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. ... change the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... vehicle. The lamps will remain on for approximately 20 seconds unless a door is opened, the ignition is turned to ACCESSORY, ON or START or the remote... Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote Keyless Options to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... if the parking lamps or headlamps are on. Programmable Modes Mode 1: ON Mode 2: OFF Before your vehicle was shipped from the factory, it was ...: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote Keyless Options to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/SEL ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... the feature name. To change the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote Keyless Options to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/SEL knob to view ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... unlock the vehicle. The lamps will remain on for about 20 seconds unless a door is opened, the ignition is turned to ACCESSORY, ON or START or the ... Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Remote Keyless Options to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/SEL...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Door Lock Options to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/... be selected if Driver Unlock Key Out/Off, Doors Unlock Key Out/Off or Doors ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Door Lock Options to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/SEL...in Gear (automatic transmission) or Automatic Door Lock (manual transmission) will be turned on automatically. This feature cannot be selected if Driver ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Door Lock Options to highlight it. 3. Press the ...This feature cannot be selected if Doors Unlock Key Out/Off, Driver Unlock Key Out/...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to Door Lock Options to highlight it. 3. Press the TUNE/SEL ...in Gear (automatic transmission) or Automatic Door Lock (manual transmission) will be turned on automatically. This feature cannot be selected if Doors ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...mode using the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. ... change the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...mode using the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. ... change the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...mode using the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. ... change the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...mode using the Base audio system, do the following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. ... change the mode using the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... do it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your ... getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... (RDS) Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS ...and national emergencies • Display messages from radio stations • Seek to stations with traffic announcements This system relies upon receiving ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... US States) XM™ is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast ...Available only with the premium Bose® audio system, AVC monitors the noise in the vehicle and will adjust ...radio source. Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... and only to those with a strong signal. LOCAL/DISTANT Selection: With this feature you can set the radio to search for local stations or stations that are further away for a larger selection. To set this feature to LOCAL or DISTANT, perform the following ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... equipped), by performing the following steps: To set your preset stations manually, perform the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press BAND to select ..., DSP setting, or a PTY setting, see each of these features later in this section. When a preset station is selected, once one ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    PRESETS HOME/AWAY: This feature gives you the ability to store two different kinds of station presets. HOME can be ... display, repeatedly press the CLR button or wait for the display to time out. Follow the manual or automatic steps previously listed for setting your preset pushbuttons for both home ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    AUDIO EQUALIZER: This feature allows you to select customized equalization settings. To choose an equalization setting (EQ0 through EQ5), perform the following steps: 1. Press the TUNE/SEL knob to enter the main menu. 2. Turn the TUNE/SEL knob until EQUALIZER appears on the display. 3. Press the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...DSP Available only with the premium Bose® audio system, this feature is used to provide a choice of five... can be used while listening to the radio or the CD player. The radio keeps separate DSP... be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...received. TP (Traffic Program): TP will appear on the display when the radio detects a signal from an RDS station that has traffic announcement... traffic announcements, when TA is turned on it will seek to a station that does. When the radio finds a station that broadcasts traffic announcements, it ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... PTY that you would like to listen to. Not all stations support PTYs and pressing the pushbutton may not take you to... wait for the display to time out. Radio Message THEFTLOCK: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system has been activated. You must return to the dealer for service. 3-109
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... should take no longer than 30 seconds. Your system is functioning correctly, but you are in a location that is blocking the XM signal. When you move into an open area, the signal should return. Your radio system is acquiring and processing audio and text data. No action ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... information is available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. There are no channels ... messages are available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. The XM receiver in your ... 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate your service. If you...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... up. The player will pull it in. If the ignition and the radio are on the CD will begin playing. CD will appear ..., it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or radio, the CD will start to play where it stopped, if ... in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... not playing. Eject may be activated with the ignition and the radio off. Do not play 3 inch CDs without... insert one CD, do the following: 1. The ignition and the radio can be on or off. 2. Press and release the .../or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... multiple CDs, do the following: 1. The ignition and the radio can be on or off. 2. Press and hold the ...the last CD loaded will begin to play. If the radio is on, the last CD loaded will begin to play ... ALL (Random All CDs). • NORMAL: Sets the system for normal play of the CD(s). NORMAL will not be...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... hear a beep. Eject may be activated with the ignition or radio off. • The CD is dirty, scratched, wet, ... try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may ...error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. X (Eject): 3-115
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    Configurable Radio Display Keys This feature allows you to customize the four keys that are located on each side of the radio display to make ... the radio features and other non-radio related features are also available for customization. To program the configurable radio ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    Navigation/Radio System Theft-Deterrent Feature THEFTLOCK® is designed to discourage theft of your radio. Your vehicle has a "... broadcast 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...): Press this button to interact with the OnStar® system. See the OnStar® manual provided with your vehicle ...sound on. If your vehicle has the optional navigation system, you can press this button... recognition. See "Voice Recognition" in the Navigation System manual for more information. You may...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... phone usage may cause interference with your vehicle's radio. This interference may occur when making or receiving phone ... 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...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...rear window defogger grid and affect your radio's ability to pickup stations clearly. The repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States) Your XM™ Satellite Radio antenna is ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle ...4-2 Defensive Driving ...4-2 Drunken Driving ...4-3 Control of a Vehicle ...4-6 Braking ...4-6 Traction Control System (TCS) ...4-9 Stabilitrak® System ...4-10 Panic Brake Assist ...4-11 Steering ...4-11 Off-Road Recovery ...4-14 Passing ...4-14 Loss of ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone on page 1-9. Defensive driving really means "be ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... these laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what ... depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... some other countries, the limit is even lower. For example, it is 0.05 percent in both France and Germany. The BAC limit for all commercial drivers in the United States is 0.04 percent. The BAC will be over 0.10 percent after three to six drinks (in one hour). Of course, as we have seen, it depends...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...driving that many people do not know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person's system can make crash injuries worse, especially injuries to the brain, ...- collision if you drive after drinking. Please do not drink and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking. Ride home in a cab; ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it ...are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the ...snow or ice, it is easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can provide. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...do, the pedal may get harder to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some power brake assist. But ...ABS is an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine and begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. You...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 ...road conditions. This can help you steer around the obstacle while braking hard. 4-8 As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... 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 wheel spin. You may feel or hear the system working, but this is normal. 4-9
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...to steer the vehicle in the direction you want it to go. If there is a problem detected with Stabilitrak®, a Service Stability System message will be displayed on the Driver ... light will come on. Press the TC button again to turn the system back on. If you press and hold the TC...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... more information. Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it... steer than normal when parking or driving slowly, there may be a problem with the system. You will still have power steering, but ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... steering through a sharp curve. Then you suddenly accelerate. Both control systems - steering and acceleration - have to do their work where the tires meet ... much of those places. You can lose control. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-9. What should you do if this ever happens? Ease ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in... room. That is the time for evasive action - steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very ... can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ..., an error in judgment, or a brief surrender to frustration or anger can suddenly put the passing driver face to face with the worst of all traffic accidents - the head-on collision. So here are some tips for passing: • "Drive ahead." Look down the road, to the sides and to crossroads for ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    • Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to pass while you are awaiting an opportunity. For one thing, following too closely reduces your area of vision, especially if you are following a larger vehicle. Also, you will not have adequate space if the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) do ... sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear). Any ... correspond to your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels are not ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... down, especially on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ... are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. What you do in the daytime can also ... at night. They may cut down on glare from headlamps, but they also make a lot of ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... not lower the high beams, or a vehicle with misaimed headlamps), slow down a little. Avoid staring directly ... your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when ... easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be checked regularly ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... in good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts... even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try ...or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. 4-19
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet...usually happens at higher speeds. There just is not a hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The best advice ...s air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ..., check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You will want to watch out for what the other drivers are doing and...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    Freeway Driving The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are driving. Too-fast or too-slow driving breaks a smooth traffic flow. Treat the left lane on a freeway as a passing lane. At the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...• Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? • Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked ...lenses clean? • Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for... course, you will find experienced and able service experts in GM dealerships all across North...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... of road with the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy. ... 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... could crash. Always have your engine running and your vehicle in gear ... important thing to know is this: let your engine do some of the slowing down. Shift... crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill.... The lower gears help cool your engine and transmission, and you can...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it ...- drive with caution. Keep your traction control system on. It improves your ability to accelerate when driving on ... driving to the road conditions. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-9. Also see Stabilitrak® ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...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 ...road might be fine until you hit a spot that is covered with ice. On an otherwise clear road, ice patches...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...that you have been stopped by the snow. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. • Put on extra clothing ...your clothing to keep warm. {CAUTION: Snow can trap exhaust gases under your vehicle. This can cause deadly CO (carbon monoxide) gas to get inside. CO could overcome you and kill...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    .... Let the heater run for a while. Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel ... ofthe vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When you are ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... your front wheels. You should turn your traction control system off. See Traction Control System (TCS) ... Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See Roadside Service on page 7-6. If you want to tow your vehicle behind ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... four wheels on the ground, the transmission could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not tow your vehicle with all four ...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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...your vehicle can carry. This weight is called the vehicle capacity weight and includes the weight of all occupants, cargo and all nonfactory-installed options. Two labels on your vehicle show how ... Also, overloading can shorten the life of your vehicle. Example 1 A. Vehicle Capacity Weight 4-33
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... size and recommended inflation pressure for the factory-installed, original equipment tires on your ...Determining Correct Load Limit Example 2 A. Vehicle Capacity Weight The Tire and Loading Information ...available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the "XXX" amount equals ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... will be towing a trailer, the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. If your vehicle can tow a trailer, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...Item A B C Loading Your Vehicle Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 3 = Subtract Occupant Weight ... label for specific information about your vehicle's capacity weight and seating positions. The combined..., passengers, and cargo should never exceed your vehicle's capacity weight. 4-36...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... edge of the driver's side rear passenger door. It tells you the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The ... the sliding rear convenience tray may cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not load heavy ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 relatively higher speeds and under greater ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... during the first 500 miles (805 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. • Then,during the first 500 miles...50 mph (80 km/h) and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. •...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...cargo you may carry in it, and the people who will be riding in the vehicle. IF you have a lot of options, equipment, passengers, or cargo in your vehicle, it will ... 4-33 for more information about your vehicle's maximum load capacity. If you're using a weight-carrying hitch or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... to tap into your vehicle's hydraulic brake system. If you do, both brake systems won't work well, or at all. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for ...seal them, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) from your exhaust can get into your vehicle. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-38. Dirt and water ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment....the brakes are working. This lets you check your electrical connection at the same time. During your trip,...up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. Making Turns Notice: Making very...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burned out. Thus, you ...It's important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are still working. Parking on Hills {CAUTION:... 45 mph (70 km/h) to reduce the possibility of the engine and the transmission overheating. 4-43...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... transmission fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, axle lubricant, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each ... pick up and store the chocks. Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing Your cooling system may temporarily overheat during severe operating conditions. See Engine Overheating on page ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...12 Engine Oil ...5-16 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-22 Automatic Transmission Fluid ...5-24 Manual Transmission Fluid ...5-25 Hydraulic Clutch (Manual Transmission) ...5-26 Engine Coolant ...5-27 Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap ...5-30 Engine Overheating ...5-30 Cooling System ...5-33 5-1
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... Identification Number (VIN) ...5-93 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-93 Electrical System ...5-93 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...5-93 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...5-94 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5-94 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...5-94 Removing the Rear ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you... of these marks: Doing Your Own Service Work If you want to do... work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more... can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... than 87, you may get a heavy knocking noise when you drive. If this occurs, use a ... as possible. Otherwise, you might damage your engine. • Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Things you... the airflow around it. This may cause wind noise and affect windshield washer performance. Check...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... provide improved driveability and emission control system performance compared to other gasoline. In Canada,... specifications, but emission control system performance may be affected. The malfunction indicator ... is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. Canada ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... air, all gasolines in the United States are now required to contain additives that will help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing your emission ...and intake valves clean. If your vehicle experiences problems due to dirty injectors or valves, try a different ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    Filling Your Tank {CAUTION: Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can ... the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when you are refueling. Do not smoke if ... pump fuel. The tethered fuel cap is behind a hinged door on the passenger's side of the vehicle. To open the fuel door,...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... if you open the fuel cap too quickly. This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel cap slowly and wait for any "hiss" noise to stop. Then .... Make sure you fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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...fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and emissions system. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp on page 3-42. 5-9
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...the Hood {CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids ... drop or spill things that will burn onto a hot engine. {CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and tools ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... following steps: 1. Pull the lever inside the vehicle to open the hood. It is located on the lower left side ... lever. The lever is located under the front edge of the grille near the center. Move the release lever ... closing the hood, be sure all filler caps are on properly. Then pull the hood down ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... See Power Steering Fluid on page 5-39. F. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine Oil on page 5-16. ...Air Cleaner/Filter. See 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | 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. ... Pressure Cap on page 5-30 and Cooling System on page 5-33. I. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-22. 5-15
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    Engine Oil If the oil pressure light and/or the Oil Pressure Low - Stop Engine message on the DIC appears on the instrument cluster, it means you need ... Messages on page 3-61 and Oil Pressure Light on page 3-46. You should check your engine oil level regularly; this is ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... to Add Engine Oil If the oil is at or below the lower mark, then you will need to ...section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 5-106. 3.2L V6 Engine 3.6L V6... add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Look for two things: • GM4718M Your vehicle's engine requires a special oil meeting GM Standard GM4718M. Oils meeting this standard may be ... use oils that do not have the GM4718M Standard designation, you can cause engine damage not covered by your warranty. 5-18
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... Petroleum Institute (API). Your vehicle's engine is filled at the factory with a Mobil 1® synthetic oil, ... GM4718M should not be used for an oil change. Engine Oil Additives Do not add anything ... all you will need for good performance and engine protection. You should look for this on the oil ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...) Your vehicle has a computer system that lets you know when to change the engine oil and filter...to reset the oil life system whenever the oil is changed. How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message and ...Life Indicator The GM Oil Life System calculates when to change your engine oil and filter based...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat ...Base Audio System Press the CLR button located to the right of the DIC display to acknowledge the Change Engine Oil ...comes back on when you start your vehicle, the engine oil life system has not reset. Repeat...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...properly dispose of clothing or rags containing used engine oil. See the manufacturer’s warnings about the use ...ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. Engine Air Cleaner/...s side of the vehicle, near the front. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...000 miles (40 000 km) {CAUTION: Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause ... cleans the air, it helps to stop flame if the engine backfires. If it is not there and... not drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. How to Inspect the...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ..., take your vehicle to the dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. You may ... your fluid level checked by your dealer or service center when you have your oil changed...., use one of the following procedures: Base Audio System Press the CLR button located to the right of...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... 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 ... could come out and fall on hot engine part or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Check the fluid level only when your engine is off, the vehicle is parked on a level place ... seated. The hydraulic clutch reservoir is located in the engine compartment on the driver's side, near the brake master cylinder reservoir. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...10 and Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13. Engine Coolant The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with DEX-COOL®... following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 5-30. A 50/...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    .... Notice: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost would not be covered ... vehicle's coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, your engine could get too ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... hot. The vehicle must be on a level surface. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at the FULL COLD...and stays on, it means you’re low on engine coolant. See DIC Warnings and ...s side of the vehicle, toward the rear of the engine compartment. See Engine Compartment Overview on page ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...safe place in an emergency situation. Should an overheated engine condition exist, an overheat protection mode ... damage, allow the engine to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severley degraded. Repair the cause of the coolant loss and change the oil. See ''Engine Oil''...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...even if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see .... If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire.... could be badly burned. Stop your engine if it overheats, and get out ... is cool. Notice: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a ... try this for a minute or so: 1. In heavy traffic, let the engine idle in NEUTRAL (N) while stopped. If it... road, shift to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) and let the engine idle. 2. Set the temperature control to the highest ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... 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 and can injure you. Keep hands.... 3.2L V6 shown A. Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans 5-33
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...If there seems to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine cooling fans are ... radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. Notice: Engine damage from running your ... than DEX-COOL® may cause premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion. In addition, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is visible in the surge tank. If coolant...cap, is cool before you do it. See Engine Coolant on page 5-27 for more information....system and coolant surge tank pressure cap to cool if you ever have ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, your engine could ...be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and... enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. 5-36 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you ... the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. By this time, the coolant level inside the ...cap is hand-tight and fully seated. Start the engine and allow it to warm up. If the Check ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... 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 and ... only enough fluid to bring the level up to the mark. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the power ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... is located on the passenger's side of the vehicle near the front of the engine compartment. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more ...tank if it is completely full. • Do not use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. 5-40
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the .... If you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on the engine. The fluid will burn if the engine is hot enough. You or others could be burned, and your vehicle could be ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...Light on page 3-39. Notice: • Using the wrong fluid 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. See your dealer if the brake pedal ... increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Brake Adjustment Every time you apply ... parts. When you replace parts of your braking system - for example, when your brake linings wear down ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... label. We recommend an ACDelco® battery. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for battery location... electronic throttle control. If this is not done, the engine will not run properly. 1. Turn the ignition key...Start and run the engine for at least 30 seconds. Also, for your audio system, see ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...: • They contain acid that can burn you. • They contain gas that can explode or ignite. • They contain enough electricity to burn you. If you do... they could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always turn off your radio and other accessories when...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... (−) terminal locations on each vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location of the battery. {CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 5. Check that the jumper cables don't ... one. Negative (−) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if ... the negative cable to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part, other than the ECM, ECM ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... if the vehicle has one. Don't let the other end touch anything until the next step. The other end of the negative (−) cable doesn't go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal on the vehicle with the dead battery. 5-48
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. 10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 11. Try to start the vehicle that has...wrong order, electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...regularly check rear axle fluid unless you suspect there is a leak or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole, you'll need to...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... section, contact your dealer. Halogen Bulbs {CAUTION: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you drop or scratch the bulb. You or ... Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting Your vehicle may be ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... Turn Signal and Fog Lamps A. Turn Signal Lamp B. Fog Lamp 3. Remove the bulb socket from the housing by turning the bulb socket one... as you pull it out. 6. Install a new bulb. 7. Reverse the steps to reinstall the lamp assembly. Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) 1. Remove the protection shield ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...on the side with the burned out bulb. 5. Remove the two mounting screws from the lamp assembly. 6. Pull out the lamp assembly to expose the bulb sockets. 7. Turn the bulb... it out. 9. Install a new bulb. 10. Reverse the steps to reinstall the lamp assembly. 1. Open the trunk using the...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ...new bulb. 8. Reverse the steps to reinstall the lamp assembly. Replacement Bulbs For any bulb not listed here contact your dealer. ... by turning the nuts counterclockwise. 4. Pull the lamp assembly away from the vehicle to expose the bulb sockets. Exterior Lamp Back-Up Lamps Fog Lamps Front and Rear ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... Checks and Services on page 6-10. It's a good idea to clean or replace the wiper blade assembly on a ... Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-15. To replace the wiper blade assembly, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition to ON with the engine off. 2. Turn on the windshield wipers and turn them ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... tab together and pull the wiper blade assembly down far enough to release it from the J-hooked ... blade with a new one. 7. Reinstall the wiper blade assembly by sliding it over the wiper arm to engage the J-hooked end. Pull up on the assembly to lock it into place. 8. Repeat the steps for the other ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 details. For additional ... refer to the tire manufacturer's booklet included with your vehicle's Owner's Manual. CAUTION: (Continued) • Underinflated tires pose the same danger ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    Winter Tires If you expect to drive on snow or ice covered roads often, you may want to get winter tires for your vehicle. All ... 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 winter tires: • Use tires of the same ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. See the “Tire Size” illustration... Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec): Original equipment tires designed to GMମ. be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. For information on recommended tire pressure...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... tire, although only one side may have the date of manufacture. (D) Maximum Cold Inflation 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 4-33. Compact Spare Tire Example 5-61
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... of a typical passenger car tire size. (A) P-Metric Tire: The United States version of a metric tire sizing system. The letter "P" as the fi... character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set by the U. S. Tire and Rim Association. (B) ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...means belted-bias ply construction. (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service Description: These characters represent the load range and speed rating of the tire. The load index represents the load carry capacity a tire is certified to carry. The load index can range from...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... always face outward when mounted on a vehicle. Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for air pressure. There are 6.9 kPa's to one psi. 5-64 Light Truck (LT-Metric... Loaded Vehicle Weight: The sum of curb weight; accessory weight; vehicle capacity weight; and production options weight....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and multipurpose vehicles....90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire ...Tire Quality Grading Standards, a tire information system that provides consumers with ratings for a tire's traction,...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). Remove the valve cap from the tire valve stem. Press the tire gage ...tire pressure with the tire gage. Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems. They help prevent ...the following: Unusual wear Bad handling Rough ride Needless damage from road hazards 5-66
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire and Loading Information label. Make certain that all wheel nuts are properly tightened. See "Wheel Nut 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... give proper endurance, handling, speed rating, load range, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an all-season ... you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size, load range, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... Traction AA Temperature A The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, ... and temperature performance. (This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States.) The grades are molded on the sidewalls of most passenger ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. Temperature - A, B, C The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... the same way as the one it replaces. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance and tire or tire chain clearance to the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... traction device only if its manufacturer recommends it for use on your vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove the device if it's contacting your vehicle, and don't ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... still steer. Gently brake to a stop, well off the road if possible. {CAUTION: Lifting a vehicle and getting under it to do maintenance or repairs is dangerous without the appropriate safety equipment and training. The jack provided with your vehicle is designed only for changing a flat tire. If ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...the parking brake firmly. 2. Put an automatic transmission shift 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... 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 | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    Removing Wheel Covers and Wheel Nut Caps If your vehicle has wheel nut ...the wheel wrench counterclockwise to remove the caps. If your vehicle has wheel covers, use the flat end of the ...the wheel wrench clockwise to gently pry off the wheel cover. Be careful not to scratch the aluminum wheel edge and...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... wheel nut (B). Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to loosen all the wheel nuts. Don't remove them yet. 2. Find the jacking location using the diagram above and corresponding hoisting notches located in the plastic molding. The notches in the plastic molding are marked with a triangle shape ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the ... wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the jack lift head until the jack fits under the vehicle. ... wheel wrench clockwise until the slots in the jack head fit into the metal flange located behind ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    9. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: (Continued) the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 by turning the wheel ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...and to the proper torque specification. See “Capacities and Specifications” in the index for the wheel... on the compact spare, you could damage the cover or the spare. Don’t try to put a wheel...t fit. Store the wheel cover in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. 5-82...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...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... face down and store the jack container in the center of the tire. See the diagram in "Storing the Spare Tire and Tools" following for more ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 Cover Wing Nut Compact Spare Tire Cover Plastic Wing Nut Retainer Jack Container with Wheel Wrench and Jack Flat Road Tire Compact ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...), so you can finish your trip and have your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course, it's best to replace your spare with a... spare is installed, don't take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get caught on the rails. That can ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... a closed space. When you use anything from a container to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you are cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean your...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...and a mild soap or saddle soap and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Then, let the leather dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. • Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. • Clean up stains as soon as you can - before they set. • Carefully scrape off any excess stain. • Use a clean ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... only with mild soap and lukewarm water. Cleaning the Speaker Covers Vacuum around a speaker cover gently, so that the speaker won't be damaged. Clean spots with just water and ... damage to the rear window defogger and the integrated radio antenna. When cleaning the glass on your vehicle, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    .... Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth 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 your vehicle's finish is to keep it clean by washing it ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... their toll over a period of years. You can help to keep the paint finish looking new by keeping your vehicle garaged or covered whenever possible. Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels Your vehicle may be equipped with either aluminum or chrome-plated ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though they have corrosion...flushed. Your dealer or an underbody car washing system can do this for you. Notice: Using ... quickly and may develop into major repair expense. Minor chips and scratches ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...swirl marks, fine scratches and other Swirl Remover Polish light surface contamination. Removes light ... shampoo. Cleans and Wash Wax Concentrate lightly waxes. Biodegradable and phosphate free. ...and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. Removes dust, fingerprints, and surface contaminants....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... add anything electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-58. Engine Identification The 8th character in your VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. 5-93
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band ...see your dealer for service immediately. If you ever have a problem on the road and... are located in three fuse blocks, one located in the engine compartment on the passenger's side and...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    Underhood Fuse Block The underhood fuse block is located in the engine compartment on the passenger's side of ... vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. To access the fuses, push in the two tabs located on each side of the fuse block cover. Then lift ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... RELAY MINI Daytime Running Lamps Low-Beam HID Headlamps (Option) CMP CLU RELAY MICRO Compressor Clutch IGN...) Usage Wiring Harness Connection Wiring Harness Connection Engine Wiring Harness Connection Forward Lamp Wiring Harness Connection Headlamp Washer Motor (Option) Cigarette Lighter (Option) ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... PWM Fan Motor Assembly Starter Solenoid Electronic Brake Control Module Fuses RT PARK...Assembly Dual Horn Assembly Driver's Side High-Beam Headlamp LT LOW BEAM Driver's Side Low-Beam Headlamp RT LOW BEAM Passenger's Side ...SPARE THEFT Passenger's Side High-Beam Headlamp Not Used Not Used ECM ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... CTLS Usage Driver's Side Taillamp Assembly, Front Sidemarker and Front Parking ... Rear License Plate Assembly, DIM DIM, ALDL (Assembly Line Data Link)... Valve Steering Wheel Control Pad, Headlamp Switch Heater Valve, Clutch Switch... Passenger's Side Heated Washer Nozzles Fuses ECM TCM/IPC SPARE IGN...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    Fuses WPR MOD INJ Usage Windshield Wiper Module Assembly Fuel Injectors Fuses CCP PRE 02 SPARE SPARE SPARE Circuit Breakers HDLP WASH C/B-OPT ... 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... you do not do it carefully, you could damage the fuse center. Avoid contact between the rear seat and the fuse center whenever you remove or reinstall the rear seat. To remove the rear ...of the vehicle. 3. Slide the cushion out one of the rear doors and set it aside. Rear Pass-Through Seat ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... through the proper slots in the seat cushion. Split-Folding Rear Seat 2. Slide the rear of the cushion up and under the seatback so the rear-locating guides hook into the wire loops on the back frame. 3. With the seat cushion lowered, push rearward and then press down on the seat cushion until the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...the fuse block, push in the two tabs located at each end of the fuse block cover. Then lift the cover ... Heated Seat Modules, Air Inlet Motor, Shifter Assembly Control for Position Lamp Relays Trunk Release Motor ISRVM (Inside Rearview Mirror), REV LAMP RELAY MICRO License Plate Lamp Assembly 5-102
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... Module Trunk Release Motor Fuses SPARE HDLP LEVELING EBCM CCP Not Used Usage Headlamp Leveling System Chassis Sensors (Export Only) EBCM (... Taillamp Assemblies, Front Position Lamp Assemblies Not Used Not Used Radio, OnStar Module Not Used Not Used Driver's Door Module IGN 3 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ...DR MOD Right Front Passenger Door Module RIM REAR FOG LAMP The passenger's side rear fuse block is located under ..., Key Lock Cylinder Rear Fog Lamps (Export Only) Not Used TV Tuner Assembly (Export Only), VICS (Vehicle Information Communication System) Module (Export Only) ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... LAMP Hush Panel Lamps, Puddle Lamps, RELAY MICRO Overhead Courtesy Lamp Assembly Usage 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    Capacities and Specifications The following approximate capacities are given in English and metric conversions. See Recommended Fluids and... 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. Engine Specifications Engine 3.2L V6 3.6L HFV6 VIN Code N 7 Transmission M35 = 5-Speed Manual M82 = Automatic Spark Plug Gap 0.060 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 394
     NOTES 5-108
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-10 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-10 At Least Once a Month ...6-10 At Least Once a ... the Environment ...6-2 Using Your Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Additional Required Services ...6-6 Maintenance Footnotes ...6-8 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    Maintenance Schedule Introduction Important: Keep engine oil at the proper level and change as... and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good .... Any damage caused by failure to follow scheduled maintenance may not be covered by warranty....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 5-4. The services in Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 should be performed ... on page 6-8 for further information. Some maintenance services can be complex. So, unless you ..., you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... best conditions, the engine oil life system may not indicate that vehicle service is necessary for ... last service. Remember to reset the oil life system whenever the oil is changed. See Engine Oil... System and resetting the system. When the Change Engine Oil message appears, certain services, checks ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    Service Change engine oil and filter. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil on page 5-16. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for any ... Inspect suspension and steering components. See footnote (b). Inspect engine cooling system. See footnote (c). Inspect wiper blades. See ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...,000 (240 000 Service Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components. Replace engine air cleaner filter. ...(h). Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. Engine cooling system service (or every 5 years, whichever occurs fi...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... 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). Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. 25,000 (41 500) 50,000 (83 000) 75,000 (125 000)...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    .... To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap and cleaning the outside of the radiator and air... belts replaced. Also look for any opened or broken air bag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.)...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    .... (i) Drain, flush and refill cooling system. See Engine Coolant on page 5-27 for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and fi... in a broken timing belt and could cause severe engine damage. It is important to use only genuine GM parts when ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ...At Each Fuel Fill It is important to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil ...if necessary. See Engine Oil on page 5-16 for further details. Cassette Tape Player Service Clean ...and keep it at the proper level. Failure to keep your engine oil at the proper level can cause damage...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. On automatic transmission... down halfway and try to start the engine. The starter should work only when the clutch... immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the ON position, but...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...come out only in OFF. Contact your GM Goodwrench dealer if service is required. • To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding ability: With the engine running, shift to PARK (P). Then release the parking brake followed by the regular brake....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... GM Standard GM4718M. For the proper viscosity, see Engine Oil on page 5-16. Usage Fluid/... clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL® Engine Coolant Coolant. See Engine Coolant on page 5-27. Hydraulic Brake System Delco Supreme 11... LB or GC-LB. Engine Oil Parking Brake Cable Guides GM Power ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    Usage Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission Key Lock Cylinders Fluid/Lubricant DEXRON -III ... GM Specification 9986115. ® ® Usage Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release Pawl Hood and Door Hinges Weatherstrip Conditioning Fluid/Lubricant Lubriplate Lubricant ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 Spark Plugs 3.2L V6 3.6L HFV6 Windshield Wiper Blade (Hook Type) Driver's Side 22 inches (56.5 cm) Passenger's Side 21 inches (53.3 cm) 1 2 GM Part ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service and the type of ... page 6-2 in this section. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-10 can be added on the following record pages. Also, you should ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 | 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 | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... Information Reporting Safety Defects ...7-11 Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government ...7-11 Reporting Safety Defects to ...Offices ...7-4 GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities ...7-5 Roadside Service ...7-6 Courtesy Transportation ...7-8 Vehicle Data Collection and Event ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions of ... at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... tips and videos and an electronic version of this owner's manual. (United States only) • Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance... GM dealers for service nationwide. • Receive special promotions and privileges only available to members. (United States ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users To assist customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), ...). (TTY users in Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.) United States - Customer Assistance Cadillac Customer Assistance Center Cadillac Motor Car...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Overseas - Customer Assistance Please contact the local General Motors Business Unit. GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities This program, available to qualified applicants, can reimburse you up to $1,000 toward eligible aftermarket driver or passenger adaptive equipment you may ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... trained dealer technician who can provide on-site service. Each technician travels with a specially equipped ..., 365 days a year. This service is provided at no charge for any warranty-covered situation and ... no longer under warranty. Roadside Service is available only in the United States and Canada....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... Service number: 1-800-882-1112. An experienced Roadside Service Advisor will assist you and request the following information: • A description of the problem • Name, home address, home telephone number • Location of your Cadillac and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... immediately, keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please call your dealership, let them know... as possible to allow for same day repair. Transportation Options Warranty service can generally be completed while ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... should reflect actual costs and be supported by original receipts. Additional Program Information ... dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available ... kept for a warranty repair. Reimbursement will be limited to a maximum of $40 a day and must be supported by receipts....
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... may record information about the condition of the vehicle and how it was operated, such as engine speed, brake applications, throttle position, vehicle speed,...equipped with OnStar, please check the OnStar subscription service agreement or manual for information on its operations and data collection.
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    Reporting Safety Defects Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government If you believe that ... If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety ... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body, etc. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $120.00 Service Bulletins Service Bulletins give ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    Current and Past Model Order Forms Service Publications are available for current and past model GM vehicles. To request an order form, please specify year and model name of the vehicle. Or you can write to: Helm, Incorporated P. O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 Prices are subject to change without ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 426
     NOTES 7-14
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ...the Air Bags? ...1-50 Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine ...5-22 Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module ......4-7 Anti-Lock Brake, System Warning Light ...3-40 Anti-Pinch Feature ...2-16, 2-54 Appearance...-Deterrent Feature ...3-117 Understanding Radio Reception ...3-119 XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...3-...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... ...5-53 Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps ...5-53 Halogen Bulbs ...5-52 Headlamps ...5-52 High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting ...5-52 Bulb Replacement (...-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) ...5-53 Chains, Tires ...5-72 Change Engine Oil ...3-63 Change Trans (Transmission) Fluid (Automatic...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    Check Brake Fluid ...Check Coolant Level ...Check Engine Light ...Check Gas Cap ...Check Washer Fluid ...Checking Coolant ...Checking Engine Oil ...Checking Things Under the Hood ...Checking Your Restraint Systems ...Chemical Paint Spotting ...Child ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    Coolant Engine Temperature Gage ...3-42 Engine Temperature Warning Light ...3-41 Heater, Engine ...2-25 Surge Tank Pressure Cap ...5-30 Cooling System ...5-33 Cruise Control ...120 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-3 Dolly Towing ...4-32 Door Central Door Unlocking System ...2-9 Delayed ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ...Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-22 Battery ...5-44 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...3-42 Coolant ...5-27 Coolant Heater ...2-25 ...Temperature Gage ...3-42 Coolant Temperature Warning Light ...3-41 Engine Compartment Overview ...5-12 Exhaust ...2-38 Oil ...5-16 Overheating ...5-30 Starting ...2-24 Engine...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... ...Exterior Lamps ...Exterior Lighting Battery Saver ... 2-15 1-28 3-20 3-22 F Filter Engine Air Cleaner ...5-22... Low ...3-67 Fuses Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...5-94 Windshield Wiper ...5-94 G Gage Engine Coolant Temperature ...3-42 Fuel ...3-49 Speedometer ...3-36 Tachometer ...3-37 Garage Door ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ...51 How to Check Power Steering Fluid ...5-39 How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-23 How to Reset the Change Transmission ...I Ice Possible ...3-68 If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine ...5-32 If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine ...5-31 If the Light is Flashing ...3-44 If the Light Is ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ...Your Vehicle ...Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running (Automatic Transmission) ...Left Rear Door Ajar ...Light Air Bag Readiness ...Anti...40 3-39 3-39 Light (cont.) Cruise Control ...3-48 Engine Coolant Temperature Warning ...3-41 Fog Lamp ...3-48 Highbeam On ...3-49 Lights On Reminder ...3-48...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    M Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services ...6-6 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-10 At Least Once a... Towing ...4-44 Making Turns ...4-42 Malfunction Indicator Light ...3-42 Manual Passenger Seat ... Outside Power Mirrors ...2-43 MyGMLink.com ...7-3 N Navigation/Radio System ...3-117 New Vehicle Break-...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | 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 ... ...7-3 OnStar® Personal Calling ...2-46 OnStar® Services ...2-45 OnStar® Steering Wheel Controls (CTS) ...2-46 OnStar® System ...2-45 OnStar® Virtual Advisor ...2-46 Other ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... Tire ...5-78 Removing 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 Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-60 Reporting Safety ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... ...1-46 Security Light ...3-48 Sensors ...3-29 Service ...5-3 Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-4 Doing Your Own Work ...5-3 Engine Soon Light ...3-42 Publications Ordering Information ...7-12 Service AC (Air Conditioning) System ...3-71
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ... Message ...3-74 Starting Disabled - Remove Key ...3-76 Starting Disabled - Throttle Problem ...3-77 Starting Your Engine ...2-24 Status of Vehicle Systems, DIC ...3-52 Steering ...4-11 Steering Column Ignition Lock Release (Automatic ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ...71 Wheel Replacement ...5-71 When It Is Time for New Tires ...5-68 To Use the Engine Coolant Heater ...2-25 Top Speed - Fuel Cut Off ... ...3-78 Trailer Brakes ...4-41 Trans (Transmission) Hot - Idle Engine ...3-78 Transmission Fluid, Automatic ...5-24 Fluid, Manual ...5-25 Transmission Operation, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual ...7-12 Transportation Options ...7-8 Trip Odometers ...3-36 Trunk ...2-12 Trunk Lock Release ...2-12 Trunk Open ...3-78 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...3-10 Turn Signal On ...3-79 Turn Signal/...
  • 2004 Cadillac CTS | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ... Vehicle ...Weight of the Trailer ...Weight of the Trailer Tongue ...What Kind of Engine Oil to Use ...What to Do with Used Oil ...What ... 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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