2004 Cadillac SRX Owner's Manual

2004 Cadillac SRX Manual

2004 Cadillac SRX manual table of contents:

  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2004 Cadillac SRX Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-7 Safety Belts ...1-8 Child Restraints ...1-28 Air Bag Systems ...1-50 Restraint System Check ...1-60 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-3 Doors and Locks ...2-8 Windows ...2-13 Theft-...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... Detroit, MI 48207 GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CADILLAC, the CADILLAC Crest & Wreath are registered trademarks and the name SRX is a trademark of General Motors ... Use This Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | 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. In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. ... 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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    ... ...1-60 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-60 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-61 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Passenger Seat ...1-2 Power Seats ...1-2 Power Lumbar ...1-3 Heated Seats ...1-3 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-4 Head Restraints ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... with power front seats, the controls are located on the outboard sides of the front seat cushions. 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ...s and passenger’s seatback lumbar support can be adjusted by moving a control located on the outboard side of the seat cushions. To increase or decrease support, hold the control... the following three settings: LO, HI and off. The active setting appears on the climate control panel ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    Reclining Seatbacks Power Recliner Manual Recliner If your vehicle has manual reclining front seatbacks, the levers are located on the outboard sides of the front seats. Lift the lever to release the seatback, then move the seatback to where you ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | 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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. The front seat head restraints move up and ...second row outboard head rests work the same as the front seat head restraints except they do ...the storage compartment behind the third row. Open the cover and insert the head rest posts through ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...before folding the third row seat. See Head Restraints on page 1-6 for instructions for removing the third row seat head rests. The seatback ... down if the head rests are not removed. Entering or Exiting the Third Row Seat The passenger's side of the second row seat has an easy entry feature. This ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ...row seat you must have either the liftgate or the rear passenger's side door open, the vehicle must be in PARK (P), the seatback panel must be attached to .... Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    {CAUTION: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-10
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    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... 1-11
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    or the instrument panel... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. 1-12
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ..., is much greater if you are belted. You may be an excellent driver, but if you're in an accident - even one that... fault - you and your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver doesn't protect you from things beyond your control, such as bad drivers. Most accidents occur within 25 miles (...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... your vehicle has. We'll start with the driver position. 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    5. To make the lap part tight, 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 under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    Q: What's wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... 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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... the fetus won't be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. Right Front Passenger Position To learn how to wear the right front passenger's safety belt properly, see Driver Position on page 1-14. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Rear Seat Passengers It is very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who are not safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Lap-Shoulder Belt All rear seating positions have lap-shoulder belts. Here is how to wear one properly. When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-27. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    {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. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... small adults. When attached to a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck and... between the interior body and the seatback. 2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt and insert the two ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 4. Buckle, position and release the... shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together... you can take them out of the guides. Slide the guide back on its storage clip located between...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... safety belt pretensioners. You'll find them on the buckle end of the safety belts for the driver and right front passenger. They help the safety ... person's forward movement in a moderate to severe crash in which the front of the vehicle hits something. Pretensioners work only once....
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Child Restraints Older Children Q: What is the proper way to wear safety belts? A: If possible, an older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    {CAUTION: Never do this. Here two children are wearing the same belt. The belt can't properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. 1-29
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... is sitting in a seat next to a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger position, move the child toward the safety belt buckle. ... position, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 1-...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    Infants and Young Children {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...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    {CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    {CAUTION: Children who are up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer outstanding protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... restraints? {CAUTION: Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn ... meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... be secured in appropriate child restraints. An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. 1-35
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | 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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...against the child's body. A shelf- or armrest-type shield has straps that are attached to a wide, shelf-like shield that swings up or to the side. A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on...the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy from ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...) If you secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, always move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go. It is better to secure the child restraint in a rear ... always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    {CAUTION: Each top tether bracket is designed to anchor only one child restraint. Attaching more than one child restraint to a single bracket could cause the anchor to come loose or even break during a crash. A child or others could be injured if this happens. To help prevent injury to people and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... anchor points. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed. ... itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Top Strap Anchor Location The top strap anchors...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) In order to use the system, you need either a forward-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B) at its base and a top tether anchor (C), or a rear-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B), as shown here. Your ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    To 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 the base of the second row outboard seating positions. {CAUTION: If a LATCH-type child ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... 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... the child restraint instructions. 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... when and as the instructions say. {CAUTION: In a crash, a child secured in a rear-facing child restraint in the center rear seating ... retention strap. You can get this from your dealer. Center Seat Armrest Retention Strap Install the armrest retention strap following the instructions that come ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    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. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-46
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt...to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position 5. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear ...secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child ... restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger's...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the driver and another frontal air bag for the right front passenger, • a seat mounted side impact air bag for the driver and another for the right front passenger, • a roof-mounted side impact air bag for the driver and passenger directly behind the driver, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... 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. {CAUTION: ... properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Older Children" or "Infants and Young ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    There is a air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. Where Are .... The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on page 3-40 for more information. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-52
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    The front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. 1-53
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    The right front passenger's side impact air bag is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the door. The roof-mounted side impact air bag for the driver and the passenger directly behind the driver is in the ceiling above the side windows. 1-54
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... near any other air bag covering. Don't let seat covers block the inflation path of a side impact air bag. The roof-mounted side impact air bag for the front passenger and the passenger directly behind the front passenger is in the ceiling above the side windows. 1-55
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... to inflate in rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts because inflation would not help ...The threshold level can vary with specific vehicle design. Side impact air bags are not designed to infl..., because inflation would not help the occupant. A side impact air bag will only deploy on the...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel, instrument panel, the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door and the ceiling of the vehicle, near the side windows. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...bag, the instrument panel for the right front passenger's bag, the side of the seatback closest to the door for the seat-...fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an air ...and turn the interior lamps off by using the door lock and interior lamp controls....
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. • Your vehicle is equipped with electronic frontal sensors, which...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-...-mounted side impact air bags from working properly? A: {CAUTION: For up to 10 seconds after the ignition key is turned off and the battery is disconnected, an air ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...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.) If ... inflate, you'll also need to replace the driver's and right front passenger's safety belt buckle assembly. Be...
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     NOTES 1-62
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    ... Engine ...2-23 Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal ...2-23 Engine Coolant Heater ...2-24 Automatic Transmission Operation ...2-25 All-Wheel Drive ...2-29 ......2-32 Engine Exhaust ...2-32 Running Your Engine While You Are Parked ...2-33 Mirrors ...2-34 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... and Controls Convenience Net ...2-47 Cargo Cover ...2-47 Cargo Management System ...2-47 Sunroof ...2-48 ... ...2-50 Vehicle Personalization ...2-52 Memory Seat and Mirrors ...2-52 Storage Areas ...2-45 Glove Box ... ...2-45 Cell Phone Storage Area ...2-45 Center Console Storage Area ...2-45 Map Pocket ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... matches a decoder in the vehicle's steering column. If a replacement key or any additional key is needed, you must purchase it from your dealer.... damage the vehicle to get in. Be sure you have spare keys. In an emergency, contact Cadillac Roadside Assistance. See Roadside Service on page 7-6. 2-4
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... to lock the doors. This also arms the theft-deterrent system. • If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. You can program ... will flash and/or the horn will sound when you lock the doors with the remote keyless entry transmitter. See DIC ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... again to unlock the rest of the doors. The remote keyless entry transmitter can be used to recall the memory ... panic alarm. Press the horn symbol when the ignition is turned off. The horn will sound and ... up to 30 seconds. To stop the instant panic alarm, press the symbol again or turn the ignition ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about four ... object to remove the old battery. Do not use a metal object. 3. Insert the new battery as the instructions under the cover indicate. 4. Snap the transmitter back together tightly to be ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...use either the key or the remote keyless entry transmitter. From the inside, use the manual lock levers located on the door panels near the windows. {CAUTION: ... this from happening. Push down on the manual lock lever to lock the door. To unlock the door, pull up on the lever...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... switch or the lock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed when the key is not in the ignition and the driver's door is opened, a ... rear doors do not have power door lock switches. You must use the manual levers to lock and unlock the rear doors when riding in the rear seat. 2-9
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... Your vehicle is programmed so that when the doors are closed, the ignition is on and the shift lever is moved ... 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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... remote keyless entry transmitter, the front door power lock switch or by lifting the rear door manual lock. 2. Then open the door from the outside. To cancel the rear door .... Lockout Protection If you press the power door lock switch when the key is in the ignition and any door is ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...26. • If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them all the way. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-32. To close the ... the liftgate. Don't drive with the liftgate open, even slightly. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-32. {CAUTION: It can be dangerous to drive ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... the windows. Your vehicle has Retained Accessory Power (RAP) that allows you to use the power windows once the ignition has been turned off for up to 10 minutes. For more information, see "Retained Accessory Power (RAP)" under Ignition Positions on page 2-21. 2-14
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ..., you will need to replace or recharge your vehicle's battery. To program each front window, follow these steps: 1. With the ignition in ACCESSORY, ON or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active, close all doors. 2. Press and hold the down arrow on ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... glare. It can also be detached from the center mount and moved to the side to block glare from that direction....may also have buttons for a built-in garage door opener. See HomeLink® Transmitter on page ...Lighted Visor Vanity Mirror Pull the visor down and lift the cover. The light will automatically ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... system won't arm if you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door lock. It activates only if you use the remote keyless entry transmitter ... light is located on the instrument panel cluster. • The vehicle should be locked with the door key or the manual door lock after the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... until the security light goes off. 3. Reach in and unlock the door using the manual lock and open the door. The horn... exterior lamps will flash. You can turn off the alarm by unlocking the driver's door with your key, using the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter or by starting ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... light comes on, the key may have a damaged transponder. Turn the ignition off and try again. If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to be undamaged, try another ignition key. At this time, you may also want to check the fuse. See Fuses and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the theft-deterrent system at this time. In an emergency, contact Cadillac Roadside Assistance. See Roadside Service on page 7-6. Starting and Operating Your Vehicle New Vehicle Break-In ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... transmission and you turn off the engine, the transmission will lock. If you need to shift the transmission out of PARK (P), the ignition key has to be in ON. D (START): This position starts the engine. Notice: If your key seems stuck in OFF and you can't turn it, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...your vehicle may be used for up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned from ON to OFF: Radio Power Windows Audio Steering Wheel Controls Sunroof Power to ...want power for another 10 minutes, close all the doors and turn the ignition key to ON and then back to OFF. 1. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Your engine won't start in any other position ... when your vehicle is stopped. Notice: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle.... or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment,...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    Engine Coolant Heater Your vehicle may be equipped with an engine coolant heater. To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the ... damaged. In very cold weather, 0°F (−18°C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You'll get ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... system. You must fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in ON. Automatic Transmission Operation The shift lever is located on the center console between the front seats. There are several ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... move very rapidly. You could lose control and hit people or objects. Do ...4-45 for additional information. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, the engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're ... would not be covered by your warranty. Be sure the engine is not racing when shifting your ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...has a dead battery or a battery with low voltage, you can still shift the vehicle into PARK (P) and remove the ignition key. Use the following procedure to release the shift lever: 1. Use a tool to remove the cap with the lock symbol located next to the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... has a Driver Shift Control (DSC) feature that allows you to change gears similar to a manual transmission. To use the DCS feature: 1. Slide the shift lever ... will not automatically shift to the next higher gear if the engine rpm is too high. 2. Press the shift lever forward to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    All-Wheel Drive If your vehicle is equipped with this feature, engine power is sent to all four wheels all the time. This is like four-wheel drive, but it is fully automatic. Parking Brake The parking brake pedal is located on the lower portion of the instrument panel to the left of the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    Shifting Into Park (P) 3. Turn the key to OFF. 4. Remove the key from the ignition switch and take... more information. 2-30 Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running {CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your...set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is fi... pedal down but 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. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust {CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains ... driving over high points on the road or over road debris. • Repairs were not done correctly. • Your vehicle or ... touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers, leaves, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...a Trailer on page 4-54. {CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous ... your vehicle. See the earlier Caution under Engine Exhaust on page 2-32. Also, idling in ... can come in easily. NEVER park in a garage with the engine running. Another closed-in place can be...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    .... O (On/Off): This is the on/off button, located on the lower left side of the mirror, for the automatic dimming functions of the rearview mirror. Mirror .... O (On/Off): This is the on/off button, located on the lower left side of the mirror, for the automatic dimming and compass functions of the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... is shown in the compass display. Compass Operation Press the on/off button once to turn the compass on or off. When the ignition and the compass feature are on, the compass will show two character boxes for approximately two seconds. After two seconds,...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... magnetic north and true geographic north. If the mirror is not adjusted for compass variance, your compass could give false readings. The mirror is set in zone eight upon leaving the ...correct zone number. Stop pressing the button and the mirror will return to normal operation. If C appears in ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... or the right mirror symbol to choose the passenger's side mirror. The center position is off and will not move the mirrors if the control pad is touched....so you can see the side of your vehicle and the area behind your vehicle. The mirrors can be manually folded inward to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror Your driver's side mirror may have an automatic dimming ... behind you. Outside Convex Mirror Your passenger's side mirror is convex. A convex mirror's .... If further adjustment is needed after the mirror is tilted, the mirror controls can be used. See Outside ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...You can upgrade or extend your OnStar® service plan to meet your needs. OnStar®... • Emergency Services • Roadside Assistance • Stolen Vehicle Assistance • AccidentAssist • Remote Door Unlock ...All Safe and Sound Plan services • Route Support • RideAssist • Information and Convenience ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... operation. OnStar® Steering Wheel Controls You can use the steering wheel controls to interact with the OnStar® system. See the OnStar® manual provided with your vehicle for more information. See Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 3-124. 2-40
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...and modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. Read the instructions completely before attempting to program the HomeLink® Transmitter. Because of the steps involved, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    Your vehicle's engine should be turned off while programming the transmitter. Follow these steps ...been completed. Some entry gates and garage door openers may require you to substitute Step ... rolling-code equipped device (most commonly, a garage door opener). 6. Locate in the garage, the garage door...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...release the "Learn" or "Smart" button. The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer. You ... time, and depending on the brand of the garage door opener (or other rolling code device),... be long enough for HomeLink® to pick up the signal during programming. Similarly, some U.S. gate ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted. Reprogramming a Single HomeLink® Button To program a ...2. Continue to hold both buttons until the HomeLink® indicator light turns off. 3. Release both buttons. For questions or comments, contact ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... in front of the passenger's seat on the instrument panel. To lock the glove box door, insert your key into the lock cylinder and turn it clockwise. Turn the key counterclockwise to unlock the door. Center Console Storage Area Your vehicle has a center console storage area...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... you drive along. This can cause you to lose control. What you are carrying could be violently torn off, and this could cause you or other drivers to have a collision, and of course damage your vehicle...on top of your vehicle. The luggage carrier has side rails attached to the roof. You can get ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    .... The one closest to the front of the vehicle opens from behind the second row. The center compartment has ...items in the rear of the vehicle. Pull the cover from the passenger's side to the driver's side and slide the ends..., take the ends out of the slots and allow the cover to roll back up. 2-47...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... switch to the second detent to express open the roof all of the way. Press the front of the switch to close the sunroof. The first detent will close it manually and the second detent will express close the roof. Press the back of the sunshade switch to...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... point of the obstruction. The sunroof will then reverse. To close the sunroof once it has re-opened, remove the obstruction and press the front of the sunroof switch. 3. Release both buttons. 4. Press the sunshade switch in the close position until the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... belts are fastened properly too. One switch operates the front sunroof and the another switch operates the front sunshade. ... the roof all of the way. Press the front of the switch to close the sunroof. The first detent will close it manually and the second detent will express close the roof. 2-...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...Press the rear of the switch to vent the roof. Press the front of the switch to close it. Press the back of the rear ... in the closed position. 5. Press and hold the front sunroof switch in the open position and ... it has re-opened, remove the obstruction and press the front of the sunroof switch. 2-51...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... mirror driving positions for up to two drivers. The buttons for this feature are located on the driver's door ... will sound to confirm that the seat and mirror positions have been saved. 3. Repeat... your vehicle with the remote keyless entry transmitter or when you place the key in the ignition, see...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...memory feature at any time, press one of the power seat or mirror controls. Two personalized exit positions can also be ... recalled when unlocking the vehicle with the remote keyless entry transmitter or when the ignition is turned off and the driver's door is opened, see DIC Vehicle Personalization...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 122
     NOTES 2-54
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light ...3-43 Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light ...3-44 Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light ...3-44 Engine Coolant Temperature Gage ...3-45 Tire Pressure Light ...3-45 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...3-46 Oil Pressure ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    Section 3 Instrument Panel Understanding Radio Reception ...3-126 Care of Your CDs and DVDs ...3-... Player ...3-127 Cleaning Your DVD Player ...3-127 Cleaning the Video Screen ...3-127 Diversity Antenna ... Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3-124 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-124 DVD Distortion ...3-126 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 125
     NOTES 3-3
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    The main components of the instrument panel are the following: A. Air Outlets. See Outlet Adjustment on page 3-32. B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever. See Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-8. C. Steering Wheel Controls. See Audio Steering Wheel Controls on ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... is in, and even if the key isn't in. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. The light in the center of the button will ... others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... triangles, you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your... lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering column. To tilt the... and pull the lever. Then move the steering wheel to a comfortable position and release the lever ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... position when it's released. Arrows that flash rapidly when signaling for a turn or lane change may be caused by a burned-out signal bulb. Other driver's won't see the signal. Replace burned-out bulbs to help avoid possible accidents. Check ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...for about 1 mile (1.6 km), a warning chime will sound and the Turn Signal On message will appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC) display. See "Turn ... headlamps to signal the driver in front of you that you want to pass. Pull and hold the turn signal/multifunction lever toward...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... exterior lamp control is located in the middle of the turn signal/multifunction lever. Turn the control with this symbol on it to operate the exterior lamps. The ...Taillamps License Plate Lamps Instrument Panel Lights O(Exterior Lamp Control): O (On/Off): Turn the control to this position to turn ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... lamp position and the windshield wiper control is in any position except off, the Headlamps... or misty conditions. The fog lamp control is located on the turn signal/multifunction lever. -: The band... the headlamp or parking lamp position and the driver's door is opened with the ignition off. 3-11...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads. 9(Off): R(On): This position turns the system off. •...traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. See Traction Control ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... This light on the instrument panel cluster will come on while cruise control is on. {CAUTION: If you.../h) or more, you can move the cruise control switch briefly from on to resume/accelerate. Youମ. the switch at resume/accelerate. 1. Move the cruise control switch to on. 2. Get up to the speed you...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... will end the current cruise control session only. Move the cruise control switch to off to turn off the system completely. • Press in the ... 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower. Erasing Speed Memory When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your cruise control set speed memory is erased. 3-14
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... the lever in this position to set a delay between wipes. Turn the delay adjustment band to set the length of the delay. The lever on the right side of the steering column operates the windshield wipers. 7 (Mist): Pull the lever down and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... are driving, the exterior lamps will come on automatically if the exterior lamp control is in AUTO. See "Wiper-Activated Headlamps" listed previously for more ... or blade inserts. For more information, see Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement on page 5-56. Heavy snow or ice can overload the wiper ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    If your vehicle is low on washer fluid, the Check Washer Fluid message will appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC) display. See DIC Warnings and Messages on ... of the switch will put the rear wiper on a delay. Pressing the center of the switch will wash the rear window. 3-17
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... met: Cruise Control The controls to operate the cruise control are located on the turn signal/multifunction lever. See "Cruise Control" under Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-8 for information. • It is still daylight and the ignition is in ON or START,...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    When DRL are on, only your front turn signal lamps will be on. No other exterior lamps will be on when the DRL are being used. Your instrument panel won't... the exterior lamp control is off, a Headlamps Suggested message will appear on the Driver's Information Center (DIC) display. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... turn off about 10 minutes after the ignition is turned to OFF. This protects against draining the battery ... does not work if the headlamps are turned on after the ignition is turned to OFF. If you ...headlamp feature is located on top of the instrument panel. If you cover the sensor, it will read dark,...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... about 25 seconds after the last door is closed. They will dim to off if the ignition key is placed in ON, or immediately deactivate if the power ... prohibits dimming of the instrument panel displays and backlighting during daylight hours when the key is in the ignition and the headlamps ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... reading lamps are located on the overhead console. These lamps come on automatically when any door is opened. For manual operation, press the button next to each lamp to turn it on. Press it again to turn the lamp off. If the reading lamps ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... URPA display is located inside the vehicle, above the liftgate glass. It has three color-coded lights that can be seen through the rearview mirror or by turning around. If an object is detected at a REVERSE (R) speed of less than 3 mph ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... outlet. If it does, when not using the outlet be sure to cover it with the protective cap. The accessory power outlet will only operate when the ignition is in ACCESSORY or ON and for 10 minutes after turning the ignition to OFF. If you would like ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... in the ashtray, hot cigarettes or other smoking materials could ignite them and possibly damage your vehicle. Never put ...ashtray. Ashtray The ashtray 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... lighters can be used to provide power to accessories. See Accessory Power Outlets on page 3-24 for more information. Climate Controls Dual Climate Control System With this system you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation for your vehicle. 3-26
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... of water dripping underneath your vehicle while idling or after turning off the engine. This is normal. Do not cover the solar sensor located in the center of the instrument panel, near the windshield. For more information on the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... cancels automatic operation and places the system in manual mode. Press AUTO to return to automatic ... outlets with some air directed to the outboard outlets (for the side windows), and a little air directed ... automatic operation and places the system in manual mode. Press AUTO to return to automatic ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... on. Press the up or down arrow on the switch to increase or decrease the temperature for the front passenger. A/C OFF (Air Conditioning): Press this button to manually turn off the air conditioning compressor. Press AUTO to return to automatic ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... is also an interior temperature sensor located to the right of the steering wheel on the instrument panel. There is a solar sensor located on the instrument panel,... delivery system. The system may also supply cooler air to the side of the vehicle facing the sun. The recirculation mode will also be ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...windshield, floor outlets and side windows. When you select this mode, the system turns off ... have fogging on the side windows, turn the thumbwheel on the outboard outlets to the side window defog ... have fogging on the side windows, turn the thumbwheel on the outboard outlets to the side window defog...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...for about five minutes before turning off. The defogger can 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 of the mirror when the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... defog setting. The air coming through the outlets will be directed toward the side windows to clear fog. Turn the thumbwheel to this symbol to .... A small amount of air will still be directed to the side windows. Turn the thumbwheel to this symbol to close the outlets and minimize the amount of air ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...you want. To operate the rear system using the front control, just turn the knob to the fan position you want. To use the rear control, first turn the front control to the AUX position. Then, the... and decrease the airflow. Rear Control Front Control Turn the knob to adjust the fan speed...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... your vehicle. Like your vehicle's engine air cleaner/filter, it needs to be changed... the windshield wiper arm on the passenger's side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page... below to replace the passenger compartment air filter: 1. Open the hood to access the engine compartment...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement. ... warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they're... help. Your vehicle also has a Driver Information Center (DIC) that works along with the warning ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Instrument Panel Cluster The instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, how much fuel you're using and many of the other things you'll need to know to drive safely and economically. United States version ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    .... Trip Odometers The trip odometer can record the number of miles or kilometers traveled for up to two trips. The trip odometer is part of the Driver Information Center (DIC). To access the trip odometer, use one of the following procedures: Using the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... zero. Each trip odometer must be reset individually. Tachometer This gage indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). Notice: If you ... be damaged, and the damages would not be covered by your warranty. Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning area. 3-39
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...if this is not sufficient, then the fuel supply to the engine will be limited. When the rpms return to normal, the fuel ... will return to normal. This helps prevent damage to the engine. Air Bag Readiness Light There ... tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... light stays on after you start your vehicle. The air bag readiness light should flash for a few seconds when you turn the ignition key to ON. If the light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service. United States Canada This light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to ON. If it doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there's a problem. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...Light With the anti-lock brake system, the light will come on when your engine is started and may stay on for several seconds. That's normal.... you're driving, 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...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...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 ...vehicle may have a problem with the cooling system. You should stop the vehicle and turn off the engine as soon ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. If the gage pointer moves into the shaded area, the engine is too hot. Tire Pressure Light This ...is started. That reading means the same thing as the warning light - the engine coolant is very hot. See Engine ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...economy may not be as good and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could ...come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light ... environment. The Check Engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required....
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... place to park your vehicle. Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, ... 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 experience one or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    .... Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance may damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. 3-48
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    This light tells you if there could be a problem with your engine oil pressure. Sport Mode Light This light will come on while the Driver Shift Control (DSC) ... light goes on when you turn your key to ON or START. It goes off once you start your engine. That's a check to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...will go out when the cruise control is turned off. See "Cruise Control" under Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-8 for more information. ... high-beam headlamps are on. See "Headlamps On Reminder" under Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-8 for more information. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...The fuel gage shows approximately how much fuel is in the tank. It works only when the ignition is in ON. Here are a few concerns some owners have had about the ...off before the gage reads full. • The gage may change when you turn, stop quickly or accelerate quickly. • It takes a little more or...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    Driver Information Center (DIC) The DIC gives you the status of many of your vehicle's systems. It is also used to display driver personalization features and warning/status messages.... items, turn the knob. Once an item is highlighted, press the knob once to select it. System Controls Base...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    The Vehicle Information menu allows you to select the vehicle information to be displayed and allows you to reset or turn on or off certain information. You can access the Vehicle Information menu by doing one of the following: • Press and hold the vehicle information button in the upper right ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... RUN. These items will not be available when the ignition is in accessory: OUTSIDE TEMP MI TRIP A* MI TRIP B* MILES RANGE MPG AVG* MPG INST GAL FUEL USED* AVG MPH* TIMER* BATTERY VOLTS ENGINE OIL LIFE* TRANS FLUID LIFE* TIRE PRESSURE* PSI LF TIRE ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...the Main Audio menu. See "Main Audio Menu" in the Index of the SRX Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual. The following submenu appears when Vehicle ...Pressure Left Rear Tire Pressure Right Front Tire Pressure Right Rear Tire Pressure Engine Oil Life* Transmission ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... set for English or metric units. If you wish to change the units, see "Main Audio Menu" in the SRX Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual. OUTSIDE TEMP (Base Audio System): If you select this item, the current outside temperature ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    GAL FUEL USED/Fuel Used: If you select this item, the number of gallons or liters of fuel used since the last reset of this menu item is displayed. To reset GAL FUEL USED using the Base audio system, press the CLR button located to the right of the screen. The display will return to zero. To reset ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...time it takes to travel from one point to another. To turn on the timer using the Base audio system,...hold the CLR button. The display will return to zero. To turn on the Timer using the Navigation system, press....2 Battery Volts OK. If there is a problem with the battery charging system, there are four...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... Menu" in the SRX Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual. RF TIRE/Right Front Tire ... "Main Audio Menu" in the SRX Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual. RR TIRE/Right..."Main Audio Menu" in the SRX Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual. LR TIRE/Left...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... 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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...knob clockwise or counterclockwise to scroll through the menu items. • Refer to the SRX Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual supplied with your vehicle for more ...for the Navigation system. e BASS - MID - TREBLE e EQ DSP DVD AVC H/A AUTO STORE CAT TA RDS MSG AF...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... audio system, see " Audio System" in the Index of the SRX Entertainment and Navigation System Supplement ... Versatile Disc): This menu item allows you to turn the DVD on and off. Press the TUNE/SEL knob once to turn DVD on and off. When DVD is on, an X will be in the box next to DVD on the menu. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... Audio System(s) on page 3-94 for more information. SEEK LOCAL/DISTANT: This feature instructs the audio system to seek only local radio stations with the strongest signal or to seek all radio stations with a strong signal in a large area. Use LOCAL ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... not just the DIC information. For example, the climate control panel will display degrees Celsius if you... and off. You can also turn the traction control system off using the traction control... appear on the DIC and the traction control system warning light on the instrument panel cluster will come on...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... Information menu" in the SRX Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual for more information.... voltage range is 11.5 to 15.5 volts when the engine is running. You can monitor battery ... Information menu" in the SRX Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual for more information...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... menu (Navigation system). See "Vehicle Information menu" in the SRX Entertainment and Navigation System owner's manual for more information. Check Tire ... Level This message indicates that the oil level is low. See Engine Oil on page 5-16 for more information on checking you ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...s door is closed completely. Check Coolant Level This message will appear when there is a low level of engine coolant. Have the cooling system serviced by a technician as soon as possible. See Engine Coolant on page 5-25 for more information. 3-67
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... Hot - Idle Engine This message will appear when the engine coolant temperature is too hot. Stop and... Overheating on page 5-27 for more information. Engine Coolant Hot - AC (Air Conditioning) Off This message displays when the engine coolant becomes hotter than the normal operating temperature. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... exterior lamp control is off or in the parking lamp position. Oil Pressure Low - Stop Engine A ... pressure is corrected. See Engine Oil on page 5-16 for more information. Passenger Door Ajar ... recalled when you use the remote keyless entry transmitter or when you remove the key from the ignition, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... message will display if an electrical problem has occurred within the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or the ignition switch. Have your vehicle serviced by your dealership. Service Fuel System The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has detected a problem within the fuel ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...you are driving, pull off the road as soon as possible and stop carefully. Try resetting the system by turning the ignition off then back on. If the Service Stability System message still stays on or comes back on again while you are driving, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... the vehicle theft-deterrent system detects that an improper ignition key is being used to try to start the vehicle. Check the ignition key for damage. If it is damaged, it may need to be replaced. If it ... not start, try another ignition key or have your vehicle serviced at your dealership. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... Speed - Fuel Cut Off This message will appear when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects that the maximum speed for your vehicle has been reached. Your .... See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-9 for more information. Trans (Transmission) Hot - Idle Engine This message ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...located on the driver's door. Certain features can be programmed not to recall until the key is placed in the ignition. To change feature... following procedures: Base Audio System 1. Turn the ignition to ON, but do not start the engine. Make the vehicle is in PARK (P). 2. If your vehicle has memory...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    Navigation System 1. Turn the ignition to ON without the engine running. Make the vehicle is in PARK (P). 2. If your vehicle has memory settings, press the appropriate memory button, 1 or 2, located on the driver's door armrest. The DIC display will show either Driver 1 or...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu by following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to the PERSONALIZATION NAME menu item and...set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... on, you can recall any previously programmed seat, adjustable pedals and mirror controls when the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is ... 1. Enter the Personalization menu by following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to REMOTE RECALL MEMORY and press ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to REMOTE EXIT RECALL to highlight it. 3. Press ... menu by following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to REMOTE EXIT RECALL and press ... is turned off the color of the OFF button will be light blue. If REMOTE EXIT RECALL ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... recall any previously programmed seat and mirror positions when the key is inserted into the ignition. Programmable Modes Mode 1: ON Mode 2: OFF Before your vehicle was ... light blue. If the item is turned off the color of the OFF button will be light blue. If KEY IN RECALL MEMORY is ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    .... When this feature is turned on, you can recall any previously programmed exit position for the driver's seat when the key is removed from the ignition and the driver's door is opened. Programmable Modes Mode 1: ON Mode 2: OFF Before your...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to TWILIGHT DELAY using the ... system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu by following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to TWILIGHT DELAY and press ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...transmitter is used to unlock the 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 keyless entry transmitter is used to lock the vehicle. Programmable ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... exterior lamps to flash once when the remote keyless entry transmitter is used to lock the vehicle. All doors must be closed for this ... the Navigation system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu by following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to LIGHTS FLASH AT LOCK and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... once when the remote keyless entry transmitter is used to lock the vehicle. All doors must ... the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu by following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to HORN SOUNDS... the item is turned off the color of the OFF button will be light blue. If you select...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... keyless entry transmitter is used to 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 remote keyless entry transmitter is used to lock the vehicle. Programmable ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu by following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to DRIVER UNLOCK IN PARK and press the ON or ... blue. If DRIVER UNLOCK IN PARK is turned on, this will also turn off DRIVER UNLOCK KEY OUT, DOORS UNLOCK IN PARK and DOORS UNLOCK KEY OUT if they...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... Key Out This feature allows the driver's door to automatically unlock when the key is removed from the ignition. Programmable Modes Mode ... item is turned off the color of the OFF button will be light blue. If DRIVER UNLOCK KEY OUT is turned on, this will also turn off DRIVER UNLOCK IN PARK, DOORS ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... ON button will be light blue. If the item is turned off the color of the OFF button will be light blue. If DOORS UNLOCK IN PARK is turned on, this will also turn off DRIVER UNLOCK IN PARK, DRIVER UNLOCK KEY OUT and DOORS UNLOCK KEY OUT if they are not already ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    Doors Unlock Key Out This feature allows the doors to automatically unlock when the key is removed from the ignition. Programmable Modes Mode 1: ON ...will be light blue. If DOORS UNLOCK KEY OUT is turned on, this will also turn off DRIVER UNLOCK IN PARK, DRIVER UNLOCK KEY OUT and DOORS UNLOCK IN PARK ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... seconds after a power door lock switch or the lock button on the remote keyless entry ... second delay occurs after the last door is closed. Programmable Modes Mode 1: ON Mode... the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu by following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to DELAYED LOCKING...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...following: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to LOCK PASS WINDOW using the... system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu by following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to LOCK PASS WINDOW and press...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Mirror to Curb in Reverse If your vehicle has the optional memory package, you... of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to MIRROR TO CURB IN REV using... the Personalization menu by following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to MIRROR TO CURB IN REVERSE and...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...: 1. Enter the personalization portion of the SETUP menu following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to ENHANCED CHIME VOLUME using the... system, do the following: 1. Enter the Personalization menu by following the instructions listed previously. 2. Scroll to ENHANCE CHIME VOLUME and press...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    .... Added sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your ...do and how to operate all of its controls to be sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... the station name or the call letters will appear on the display instead of the frequency. RDS stations may also provide the time of day, a program type (PTY) for current programming, and the name of the program being broadcast. Single CD Player Audio System Shown - Six-CD CD Player Similar 3-95
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...US States) XM™ is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels ... including song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ service. For more information, contact XM™ at www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-852-XMXM (9696). ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... selected band and only to those with a strong signal. LOCAL/DISTANT Selection: With this feature you ...appear in the display and seek to stations with strong signals only. If the system is set to DISTANT,...and seek to stations with weak and strong signals. Q SEEK R: Q SCAN R: Press the SCAN button ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...states, if 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 FM1...button or wait for the display to time out. When battery power is removed and later applied, you will not have to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... button or wait for the display to time out. Follow the manual or automatic steps previously listed for setting your... TUNE/SEL knob to scroll through the settings. 5. Turn the TUNE/SEL knob to increase or to decrease the... TUNE/SEL knob to enter the main menu. 2. Turn the TUNE/SEL knob until EQUALIZER ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... a choice of five different listening experiences: DSP normal, talk, spacious, rear seat and driver seat. DSP can be used while listening to the radio or the CD player. The radio keeps separate DSP settings for each band, preset, and source. To ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    .... Sound quality for the front seat passengers may be different when this setting is used. DRIVER SEAT: ... the audio to give the driver the best possible sound quality. Sound quality for the front and ... of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. MSG (Message): ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...knob to enter the main menu. 2. Turn the TUNE/SEL knob until RECALL RDS MESSAGE ...Program): TP will appear on the display when the radio detects a signal from an RDS station that has traffic announcement ... tuned station broadcasts traffic announcements. To turn TA on or off, perform the following steps...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... would like to listen to. Not all stations support PTYs and pressing the pushbutton may not ... switch to a stronger station with the same program type. To turn AF on or off, perform the following steps: ... when the THEFTLOCK® system has been activated. You must return to the dealer for service. 3-103
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...correctly, but you are in a location that is blocking the XM signal. When you move into an open area,... disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune in to another channel. This previously assigned ... (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Channel ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... vehicles. If you receive this message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. If you tune to channel 0, you will see ... your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate your service. If you receive this message when you tune to channel 0, you may ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in. If the ignition and the radio are ...will not start playing until the radio is on. If you turn off the ignition or radio with a CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or radio, the CD will start to...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... player. This CD player will hold up to six CDs. To insert one CD, do the following: 1. The ignition and the radio can be on or off. 2. Press and release the ...to eject a CD when it is not playing. Eject may be activated with the ignition and the radio off. X (Eject): Using the Six-CD ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... begin to play automatically. To insert multiple CDs, do the following: 1. The ignition and the radio can be on or off. 2. Press and hold the LOAD .... 3. Load the CD, when INSERT appears on the display, insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull the CD in. Do not load a CD ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... will appear on the display. Press the MODE pushbutton again to turn off repeat play. RPT TRCK will ... appear on the display. Press the MODE pushbutton again to turn off repeat play. RPT DISC will .... you will hear a beep. Eject may be activated with the ignition or radio off. • RDM TRK (Random Track...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... Radio Display Keys This feature allows you to customize the four keys that are located on each side of the radio display to make it easier to adjust ...about an hour and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be caught in the CD player. If the CD is not ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    .../Radio System Navigation/Radio Display and Controls The display screen is located in the center of the instrument panel. Your vehicle may be equipped with ... traffic, weather, and emergency alert communications. For information on how to use this system, see the "Navigation System" manual. 3-111
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... control. See "Remote Control" later in this section for more information. The DVD player power may be turned on when the ignition is in ON, ACCESSORY, or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. The RSE system DVD player is only compatible with DVDs of ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... RSE unit will only control what is seen on the rear display and what is heard through the headphones. DVD Player Buttons O(Power): on or off. Press this button to turn the RSE system Press ...s (Play/Pause): Press this button to turn the DVD player on, to start play of a DVD or CD and to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...use of these jacks, you must select AUX using the SRCE button on the DVD player faceplate or the remote control. X (Headphone Jack): These jacks allow you ... If a disc is already in the player, press the play/pause button on the face of the DVD player or on the remote control. 3-114
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... press and release the stop button on the DVD player or the remote control. To resume playback, press the play/pause button on the DVD player or the remote control. As long as the disc has not ... disc. If a disc is ejected from the player, but is not removed, the DVD player will reload the disc ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... will flash. It will also disable all other button operations from the remote control and the DVD player, with the exception of the eject button. The driver will then be able to gain the attention of the rear seat passengers. Press this ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... navigation keys to select the display mode. q (Return): O (Power): Press this button to turn the DVD player on or off. P (Illumination): v (Title): Press this button to turn the remote control ...button to move up the menu list of n (Up): a DVD. q (Down): p (Left): Press this button to move ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... dependent on the disc. { (Subtitle): | (Angle): s (Play/Pause): Press this button to turn the DVD player on, to start play of a DVD or CD and to toggle between play and pause of a DVD or CD. 1 through 0 (Numeric Keypad): The remote control numeric keypad provides you with the...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    Battery Replacement To change the batteries, do the following: 1. Remove the battery compartment door located on the bottom of the remote control. 2. Replace the two AA batteries in the compartment. Make sure that they are installed ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... screws to close the compartment door. Stereo RCA Jacks The RCA jacks are located on the front of the DVD player faceplate. These jacks allow you to connect... must select AUX using the MODE button on the DVD player faceplate or the remote control. Notice: Do not store the headphones...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...select the PAL video format. 5. Press the enter button to accept the change. Audio Output Audio from the DVD player or auxiliary inputs may be heard through the ...(not provided) The RSE system will always transmit the audio signal by infrared to the wireless headphones, if there is audio...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... or is not compatible. Press the DISP button on the DVD player or on the remote control. Change the display mode. Problem The disc was ejected, ... change the video format. Press the MENU button on the DVD player or on the remote control and change the audio or language selection...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...the DVD. Press the MODE button to change from the DVD player mode to the auxiliary source mode. Check to... Action Press the eject/load button on the DVD player. Turn the power off, then on again, ... player. Do not attempt to forcibly remove the disc from the DVD player. This could permanently damage the...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... installed in your vehicle at the factory, it stored the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Each time the ignition is turned on, the VIN is verified. If the vehicleମ. to your vehicle. ® Audio Steering Wheel Controls Some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... to initiate voice recognition. See "Voice Recognition" in the Navigation System manual for more information. You may also be able to interact ... of the audio steering wheel controls work when a DVD is playing in the navigation radio. See the Navigation System manual for more information. 3-125
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... CB radios, Global Positioning Systems (GPS)*, two-way radios, mobile fax, or walkie talkies. It may be necessary to turn off the DVD player when operating one of these devices in or near the vehicle. * Excludes the OnStar® System. XM™ Satellite Radio Service (...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... detergent solution and clean it, wiping from the center to the edge. Be sure never to touch the side without writing when ...the outer edge. Cleaning Your DVD Player When cleaning the outside DVD cabinet face and buttons,... video screen. Care of Your CD and DVD Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... your rear quarter glass windows, located in the rear of the vehicle on the driver and passenger sides. Be sure that the inside surface of the rear ...and affect your radio's ability to pickup stations clearly. The repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... ...4-47 Loading Your Vehicle ...4-48 Level Control ...4-53 Towing a Trailer ...4-54 Your Driving, ... Control System (TCS) ...4-9 Magnetic Ride Control ...4-10 Stabilitrak® System ...4-10 Panic Brake Assist ... ...4-14 Passing ...4-14 Loss of Control ...4-16 Operating Your All-Wheel-Drive Vehicle Off ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ..., in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything that distracts from the driving task - ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... 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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... above 0.05 percent. Statistics show that the chance of being in a collision increases sharply for drivers who have a BAC of 0.05 percent or above. A driver with a ... of having a collision. At a BAC level of 0.10 percent, the chance of this driver having a collision is 12 times greater; at a level of ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... cord or heart. This means that when anyone who has been drinking - driver or passenger - is in a crash, that person's chance of being killed or permanently .... Ride home in a cab; or if you are with a group, designate a driver who will not drink. Sometimes, as when you are driving on snow or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... a second. But that is only an average. It might be less with one driver and as long as two or three seconds or more ... better braking and longer brake life. If your engine ever stops while you are driving, brake ... may get harder to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some power brake ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... ABS warning lights will come on accompanied by a 10-second chime. The lights and chime will come on each time the ignition is turned on until the problem is repaired. See your dealer for service. Let us say the road is wet and you are driving ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road... than even the very best braking. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. 4-8
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... (TCS) Your vehicle has a traction control system that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in... lose traction. When this happens, the system brakes the spinning wheel(s) and/or reduces engine power to limit ... let you know if there's a problem with your traction control system. See Traction ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... the proper system response. If the controller detects a problem within the system, the DIC will display a Service Suspension System message. See DIC Warnings and .... See your dealer for service. If you press the TC button once, the traction control system will turn off and the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... is a problem detected with Stabilitrak®, a Service Stability System message will be displayed on the Driver Information Center....can turn Stabilitrak® off if you ever need to through the TC (traction control... reengage the cruise control. See "Cruise Control" under Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can ...it before you enter the curve, while your front wheels are straight ahead. Try to adjust your ...it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there is no traction, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you ...is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to...are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o'clock positions, you can turn it a full 180 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    .... You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight ...a sign up ahead that might indicate a turn or an intersection, delay your pass. A broken center line usually indicates it is...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... out of the right lane to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the right lane. (Remember that if your right outside ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... Let us review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes,...avoid sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear). Any... only the braking skid. Skidding In a skid, a driver can lose control of the vehicle. Defensive...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    Operating Your All-Wheel-Drive Vehicle Off Paved Roads This off-road guide is for vehicles that have all-wheel drive. If your vehicle does not have all-wheel drive, you should not drive off-... thought necessary for extended or severe off-road service. Also, see Braking on page 4-6. Off-road ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... objects. Secure the cargo properly. Heavy loads on the roof raise the vehicle's center of gravity, making it more likely to roll over. You can be ...the seatbacks. CAUTION: (Continued) You will find other important information in this manual. See Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-48, Luggage Carrier ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...flowers, trees, grasses - or disturb wildlife (this includes wheel-spinning, breaking down trees or unnecessary ...mean. Tune your senses to different kinds of signals. Your eyes, for example, need to constantly ...Your ears need to listen for unusual tire or engine sounds. With your arms, hands, feet ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... your vehicle is the key to successful off-road driving. One of the best ways to control your vehicle ... you are on, you may experience slipping, sliding, wheel spinning, delayed acceleration, poor traction and ... you out of position. This could cause you to lose control and crash. So, whether you're ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...or rough terrain, keep a firm grip on the steering wheel. Ruts, troughs or other surface features can ...this happens, even with one or two wheels, you can not control the vehicle as well or at all. Because...accident if you drink and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking. See Drunken Driving...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... low gear and get a firm grip on the steering wheel. • Is there a constant incline, or does the hill get ...need, because you do not want your wheels to start spinning or sliding. • Is there good traction ...the hill so you will not have to make turning maneuvers? • Try to drive straight up the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    {CAUTION: Turning or driving across steep hills can be dangerous. You could lose traction, slide sideways, and possibly roll over. You could be seriously injured or killed. When driving up hills, always try to go straight up. {CAUTION: Driving to the top (crest) of a hill at full speed can cause an...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... by shifting into NEUTRAL (N) to "rev-up" the engine and regain forward momentum. This will not ... the vehicle and keep • If your engine is still running, shift the transmission to REVERSE ..., shift the transmission to PARK (P) and restart the engine. Then shift to REVERSE (R), release the parking...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...Set the parking brake, put your transmission in PARK (P) and turn off the engine. Leave the vehicle and go get some help. Exit on the uphill side and stay clear of ...your vehicle headed straight down, and use a low gear. This way, engine drag can help your brakes and they will not ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...When driving downhill, avoid turns that take you • Shift to PARK (P) and, while still braking, restart the engine. • Shift back to a low gear, release the parking brake, ... all the work and could overheat and fade. • If the engine will not start, get out and get help. 4-26...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... up or down a hill, the length of the wheel base (the distance from the front wheels to the rear wheels) reduces the likelihood the vehicle will...starting to slide sideways, turn downhill. This should help straighten out the vehicle and prevent the side slipping. However, a much better way to prevent ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...Incline If your vehicle stalls when you are crossing an incline, be sure you (and your passengers) get out on the uphill side, even if the door there is harder to open. If you get out on the downhill side and the vehicle starts to roll over, you will be...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...sand, your wheels will not get good traction. You can not accelerate as quickly, turning is ...you do not get stuck. When you drive on sand, you will sense a change in wheel traction. But...tire traction. On these surfaces, it is very easy to lose control. On wet ice, for example, the traction is so poor ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... you drive through it. If it is deep enough to cover your wheel hubs, axles or exhaust pipe, do ... slowly through it. At faster speeds, water splashes on your ignition system and your vehicle can stall. ...under water, you will never be able to start your engine. When you go through water, remember that ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... for additional information. Driving at Night Night driving is more dangerous than day driving. One reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-31
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...readjust to the dark. When you are faced with severe glare (as from a driver who does not lower the high beams,...should your eyes be examined regularly. Some drivers suffer from night blindness - the inability to see ...these differences increase. A 50-year-old driver may require at least twice as much...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can not stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction is not ...can make it harder to see road signs and traffic signals, pavement markings, the edge of the road and even people walking....
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... will not work as well in a quick stop and may cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle. After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, ... or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your ... water, drive through them very slowly. Some Other Rainy Weather Tips • Turn on your low-beam headlamps - not just your • parking lamps - ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... signal. A traffic light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns ... be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them.... to watch out for what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to traffic signals. 4-36...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    .... Try to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as ... pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, parkways, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...• 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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...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 ...your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your mirrors and your instruments frequently. Driving on steep hills or mountains is different ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...You 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 transaxle, and you can...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    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 vehicle. 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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires ... on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all.... crews can get there. you hit a spot that is covered with ice. On an otherwise clear road, ice patches may...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... you are near help and you can hike through the snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: • Turn on your hazard flashers. • Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you have been stopped by the snow. • Put on extra clothing or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...a window just a little on the side of the vehicle that is away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run...headlamps. Let the heater run for a while. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. 4-44
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...others could be injured. And, the transmission or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When you are stuck, spin the wheels as little as possible. Do not spin the wheels above 35 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... storage area. The hook can be installed either at the front of the vehicle on the passenger side or at the rear of the vehicle on the driver side. At either location, remove the access cap from the vehicle trim and screw the hook into position. You may...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... Notice: If you tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, the drivetrain components could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not tow your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground. Your vehicle was not designed...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...at-bed trailer. To tow your vehicle using a dolly, follow these steps: 1. Put the rear wheels on the dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR, or either the...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... The Tire and Loading Information label is attached to the center pillar, near the driver's door latch. Vehicles without a center pillar will have the Tire and Loading Information label attached to the driver's door edge. This label lists the number of people that can be ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... calculated in Step 4. 6. If your vehicle 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, see Towing a Trailer...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...) 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 0 lbs (0 kg) Refer to your vehicle's Tire and Loading Information label for specific information about your vehicle's capacity weight and seating positions. The combined weight of the driver, passengers, and cargo should never exceed your vehicle's capacity weight. 4-51
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... sure to spread out your load equally on both sides of the centerline. Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle, or the GAWR for either the front or rear axle...details. The Certification/Tire label is found on the driver's door edge. The label shows the size of your original tires ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...not leave a seat folded down unless you need to. There's also important loading information for off-road driving in this manual. Level Control This feature keeps the rear of your vehicle level as the load changes. It's automatic - you don't need to ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... 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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... (805 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. • Then, ... don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in ..., or you can write us at: Cadillac Customer Assistance Center Cadillac Motor Car Division P.O. Box ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total or gross weight of your vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo you may carry in it, and the people who will be riding in...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer... trailer brakes. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be... can get into your vehicle. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-32. Dirt and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes,... moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you ... and, if possible, have someone guide you. Making Turns Notice: Making very sharp ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check with your dealer. ... your speed to around 45 mph (70 km/h) to reduce the possibility of the engine and the transmission overheating. 4-59
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...are automatic transmission fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, axle lubricant, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you fi... nuts and bolts are tight. • start your engine, • shift into a gear, and • release the...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ..., and Parking Lamps ...5-51 Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps ...5-53 Sidemarker Lamps ...5-54 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) ... Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-22 Automatic Transmission Fluid ...5-24 Engine Coolant ...5-25 Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap ...5-27 Engine Overheating ...5-28 Cooling ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Finish Damage ...5-97 Underbody Maintenance ...5-97 Chemical ...99 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-99 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-99 Electrical ...74 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-75 Wheel Replacement ...5-75 Tire Chains ...5-77 If a ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...) shows the code letter or number that identifies your engine. You will find the VIN at the top left of the instrument panel. See Vehicle Identification... soon as possible. Otherwise, you might damage your engine. Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Things you might...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...California Emission Standards (see the underhood emission control label), it is designed to operate on fuels that meet... emission control system performance may be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp may turn... is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. Canada...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... States are now required to contain additives that will help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing your emission control system to work ... malfunction indicator lamp may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for service. Fuels in Foreign ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    .... To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when you are refueling. Do not smoke if you are near fuel or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    While refueling, hang the fuel cap by the tether from the hook on the fuel door. {CAUTION: If you spill fuel and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. Fuel can spray out on you if you open the fuel cap too quickly. This ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... to evaporate into the atmosphere. See Malfunction Indicator Lamp on page 3-46. The Check Gas Cap message will appear on the Driver Information Center (DIC) display if the fuel cap is not reinstalled properly. See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and tools .... {CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids ... others could be burned. Be careful not to drop or spill things that will burn onto a hot engine. 5-10
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... of the vehicle and find the secondary hood release lever. The lever is located under the front edge of the grille near the center. Move the release lever to the side and raise the hood. Before closing the hood, be sure all filler caps ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 3.6L V6, you'll see the following: 5-12
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... Power Steering Fluid on page 5-36. E. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine Oil on page 5-16. ... Master Cylinder Reservoir. See Brakes on page 5-38. H. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. See Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap on page 5-27 and Cooling System on page 5-30. I. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    When you open the hood on the 4.6L V8, you'll see the following: 5-14
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... Power Steering Fluid on page 5-36. F. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine Oil on page 5-16. ... Master Cylinder Reservoir. See Brakes on page 5-38. I. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. See Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap on page 5-27 and Cooling System on page 5-30. J. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... light and/or the Oil Pressure Low - Stop Engine message on the DIC appears on the instrument cluster, it... oil level regularly; this is an added reminder. Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes... all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. Checking Engine ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...-hatched area at the tip of the dipstick for the 3.6L V6 engine or below the indentation at the tip of the dipstick for the 4.6L V8... Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. Be sure to add enough oil... add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    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 ...: If you use oils that do not have the GM4718M Standard designation, you can cause engine damage not covered by your warranty. 5-18
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... American 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 ... all you will need for good performance and engine protection. You should look for this on the oil ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ..., it will indicate that an oil change is necessary. A Change Engine Oil message in the DIC will come on. Change ... whenever the oil is changed. How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message and the Oil Life ...your oil prior to a Change Engine Oil Message in the DIC being turned on, reset the system. 5-20
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...system, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to ON with the engine running. 2. Turn the system on by pressing the PWR/... to return to the main page. 7. Turn the key to OFF. If the Change Engine Oil message ... life indicator will be reset. 3. Turn the key to OFF. If the Change Engine Oil message...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter The engine air cleaner/filter is in the engine compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle, near the front. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... the following: 1. Remove the two screws located on the sides of the cover. 2. Lift the cover off. 3. Pull out the old engine air cleaner/filter. 4. Install a new engine air cleaner/filter, if needed. See Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-13 for the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... occurs, take your vehicle to the dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. You may also have your fluid level checked by your dealer or service center when you have your oil changed. .... • Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...RETURN button on the screen to return to the main screen. Engine Coolant The cooling system in your vehicle ...low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 5-27....engine, heater core or radiator corrosion. In addition, the engine coolant may require changing sooner,...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, your engine could ... Notice: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and ...tank and pressure cap are located on the driver's side of the vehicle, toward the rear of the engine compartment....
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... level surface. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at the FULL COLD/FROID line on the side of the...on and stays on, it means you're low on engine coolant. See DIC Warnings and Messages ...hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. When replacing the pressure cap, make sure it ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...notice a significant loss in power and engine performance. A low coolant and/or engine overheat indicator will communicate that ... to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severely degraded. Repair the cause of the coolant loss and change the oil. See "Engine Oil" in the Index...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    .... Notice: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can .... If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine An overheat warning, along with a Check Coolant Level message, can ... page 3-65. If you get an engine overheat warning with no Check Coolant Level message, but ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: {CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not ... vehicle should be parked on a level surface. 3.6L HFV6 shown A. Electric Engine Cooling Fan(s) B. Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap 5-30
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ...they aren't, your vehicle needs service. Notice: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant is not covered by your warranty....may cause premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion. In addition, the engine coolant may require changing sooner, at 30,000...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... coolant level isn't at the FULL COLD/FROID line on the side of the coolant surge tank, add a 50/50 ... coolant surge tank pressure cap, is cool before you do it. See Engine Coolant on page 5-25 for more information. {... the cooling system and coolant surge tank pressure cap to cool if you ever have ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... {CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    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. 5-34
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you... radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. By this time, the coolant level inside the coolant... and fully seated. Start the engine and allow it to warm up. If the Check Coolant Level message ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...repaired. How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the cap and the top of... power steering fluid reservoir is located in the center of the engine compartment, toward the front. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... windshield washer fluid reservoir is located on the passenger's side of the vehicle near the front of the engine compartment. See Engine Compartment ... freezing occurs, which could damage the tank if it is completely full. • Do not use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... 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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it. This will help keep dirt from entering the reservoir. {... a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they will have to be replaced. Do not let someone put in the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... pushing on the brake pedal firmly). Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help prevent brake pulsation... increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. {CAUTION: The brake wear warning sound ... wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. Brake Adjustment Every time you ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...many other ways if someone puts in the wrong replacement brake parts. Vehicle Storage If you ... time for a new battery, get one that has the replacement number shown on the original battery's label. We recommend an ACDelco® battery. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for battery location...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... procedure. Put an automatic transmission in PARK (P) or a manual transmission in NEUTRAL before setting the parking ... could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always turn off ... when jump starting your vehicle. 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug unnecessary ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...new vehicle. But if a battery has filler caps, be sure the right amount of fluid is there. If...and negative (−) terminal locations on each vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information ...An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you....
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 5. Check that the jumper cables don't...Negative (−) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle... to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part, other than the ECM, ECM bracket or cables...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... 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. 5-45
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...) 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 ...occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Remove the jumper cables in ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... 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 5-47
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    All-Wheel Drive Lubricant checks in this section also apply to these vehicles. However, there are two additional systems ... there is a leak or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. (A) Drain Plug (B) Filler Plug To get an accurate reading, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... 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 add some lubricant. Add enough ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... Axle When to Check and Change Lubricant It is not necessary to regularly check the front 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 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting ... headlamps, you can replace the bulbs using the following procedure. Use this procedure to replace the front sidemarker and parking lamp bulbs also. If you only need...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...lamp out 6. Remove the electrical harness connector from the back side of the headlamp assembly access cap. To replace the headlamp high and/or low beam bulb(s), do the ...socket one-eighth turn clockwise to remove it from the assembly. 3. Replace the bulb. See Replacement Bulbs on page 5-...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... through 10 of the procedure listed previously. Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps To replace the front turn signal and/or fog lamp bulb(s), do the following: 1. Remove the protection shield located on the underside of the front of the ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... assembly. Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) It is recommended that this component be replaced as a unit. See your dealer. Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps It is recommended that this component be replaced as a unit. See your dealer. 5-54
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... turn the bulb socket one-quarter turn counterclockwise to remove. 7. Replace the bulb. See Replacement Bulbs on page 5-55 for the...here contact your dealer. Exterior Lamp Back-Up Lamp Fog Lamp Front Sidemarker Front Turn Signal Lamp/DRL Headlamp High-Beam Headlamp Low-Beam Parking Lamp With Halogen ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... worn. For proper windshield wiper blade length and type, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-13. 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 off again ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...is installed could damage the windshield. Any damage that occurs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not allow the wiper blade arm to ... J-hooked end of the wiper arm. Slide the assembly away from the arm. 6. Replace the blade with a new one. 7. Reinstall the wiper blade assembly by sliding it ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty booklet for... manufacturer's booklet included with your vehicle's Owner's Manual. CAUTION: (Continued) • Underinflated tires ... if your tires have been damaged, replace them. {CAUTION: Poorly maintained and ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    Winter Tires If you expect to drive on snow or ice covered roads often, you may want to get ... the same level of performance as winter tires on snow or ice covered roads. If you choose to use winter tires: ... the same brand and tread type on all four wheel positions. • Use only radial ply tires of ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ..., height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. See the "Tire Size Code" ...and date the tire was manufactured. The TIN is molded onto both sides of the tire, although one one side... Limit: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. 5-60
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... a particular tire's width, height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. See the "Tire Size" illustration later in this section for ...: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load when used in a dual configuration. (D) Department of ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... date the tire was manufactured. The TIN is molded onto both sides of the tire, although only one side may have the date of manufacture. (F) Tire Ply Material: The type of cord and number ... can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load when used as a single. Compact Spare ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... date the tire was manufactured. The TIN is molded onto both sides of the tire, although only one ... can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. See Compact Spare Tire ... height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. The letter "T" as the first character ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... belted-bias ply construction. (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service Description: The service description indicates the load range and speed ... character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set by the U.S. Tire and Rim Association. (B) Tire ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... characters in the tire size means a light truck tire engineered to standards set by the U. S. Tire and Rim Association. (B) Tire ... from sidewall to sidewall. (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service Description: The service description indicates the load range and speed rating ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil and coolant, but without passengers and cargo. DOT... GAWR FRT: Gross Axle Weight Rating for the front axle, see Loading Your Vehicle on... Vehicle on page 4-48. Intended Outboard Sidewall: The side of an asymmetrical tire that must always face outward...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... that has a particular side that faces outward when mounted on a vehicle. The side of the tire that contains a whitewall, bears white lettering or bears manufacturer, ... are laid at 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire beads are seated. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    Treadwear Indicators: Narrow bands, sometimes called "wear bars," that show across the tread of a tire when only 2/32 inch of tread remains. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-72. UTQGS: Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards, a tire information system that provides consumers with ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... CHECK TIRE PRESSURE warning message on the Driver Information Center (DIC); and at the same time ... even when they're underinflated. Remove the valve cap from the tire valve stem. Press the ... tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in the center of the tire valve. Recheck the tire pressure ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... takes longer than one minute, to match the first tire and wheel, or more than five minutes to match all four tire/wheel... The TPM matching process is outlined below: 1. Set the Parking brake. 2. Turn the ignition switch to ON with the engine off. 3. Using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter,...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    5. Start with the left (driver's side) front tire. 6. Remove the valve cap from the valve stem. ...pencil-style air pressure gage or a key. 7. Proceed to the right (passenger's side) front tire, and repeat ... left rear tire, exit the matching process by turning the ignition switch to OFF. 11. Set all...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... your tires should not be rotated. Each tire and wheel should be used only in the position it is in. Check your tires and wheels regularly for unusual wear and damage. Also see, Scheduled Maintenance ...It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-72 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-75. You need a new ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ..., and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires ... tires could cause you to lose control while driving. If you mix ... size and type tires on all wheels. It is alright to drive with your compact spare ... many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, ... may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high... wheels may need to be rebalanced. Wheel Replacement Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked or badly ... leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired). See ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... for your vehicle. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, ... a Flat Tire on page 5-78 for more information. Used Replacement Wheels {CAUTION: Using the wrong replacement ... and cause a crash. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ...fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting your... to do: If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a drag that pulls the vehicle toward that side. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly....
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. {CAUTION...the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the vehicle won't move, you can put blocks at the front...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... the third row seat, remove the head rest storage tray to access the jack. 2. Turn the nut holding the...tray, if applicable) counterclockwise and remove it. Then remove the jack and wheel wrench. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) and the wheel wrench (B). A. Wing Nut B. Jack C. Wheel...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... spare. A. Wheel Wrench B. Cable C. Retainer D. Compact Spare Tire 1. Open the storage compartment door ...liftgate and remove the removable tub. 2. Attach the wheel wrench into the hoist shaft. 3. Turn ...and slip it through the wheel opening. 5. After removing the spare tire, turn the wrench clockwise ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... If it is visible, first try to tighten the cable by turning the wheel wrench clockwise until you hear... Spare Tire and Tools" later in this section for instructions on storing the spare tire correctly. {CAUTION:.... Failure to read and follow the instructions could damage the hoist assembly and you ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... the jack under the vehicle, ahead of the rear bumper. Position the center lift point of the jack under the ... make sure no one is behind you or on either side of you as you pull the jack out from the...jack and raise the jack at least 10 turns. 5. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the jack until ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    7. Lower the jack by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise. Keep lowering the jack until the spare tire ... wheel wrench. 9. Reach under the vehicle and remove the wheel wrench and jack. 10. ... using the hoist assembly until it has been repaired or replaced. 8. Grasp the spare tire with both hands ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Using the flat end of the wheel wrench, pry off the center cap at the notch. Be careful; the edges may be sharp. Don't try to remove the cover with your bare hands. 2. Loosen the wheel nuts -...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... Put the compact spare tire near you. 8. Raise the vehicle by turning the wheel wrench clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off ... fit under the vehicle. 9. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 6. Raise the jack by turning the wheel wrench clockwise until the slots in the jack ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    10. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel.... off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where .... 12. Lower the vehicle by attaching the wheel wrench to the jack and turning the wrench counterclockwise. Lower the...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... the compact spare tire. It won't fit. Store the wheel cover securely in the rear of the vehicle until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. Notice: Wheel covers will not fit on your compact spare. If you try to put a wheel cover on the compact ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... they were stored in the rear storage compartment and put the compartment cover back on. 1. Use the power third row seat button near the liftgate ... they were stored in the rear storage compartment and put the compartment cover back on. 1. Place the flat tire in the tire storage bag and put the tire ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    .... See "Removing the Spare Tire" earlier in this section. 3. Tilt the retainer downward and slip it through the center hole of the spare tire. Make sure the retainer is fully seated across the underside of the wheel. 5-89
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... wheel wrench to the hoist shaft. 5. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to lift the spare tire. 6. When the tire ...tire fully against the underside of the vehicle. Continue turning the wheel wrench until you feel ...then try to rotate or turn the tire (B). If the tire moves, use the wheel wrench to tighten ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... you can finish your trip and have your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course, it's ... caught on the rails. That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle.... won't fit. Keep your spare tire and its wheel together. Notice: Tire chains won't ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...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...clean your vehicle: Do not use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    .... Do not use heat to dry. • Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. • Clean up stains as ... water and a clean cloth. Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or waxes may cause ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... Belts Keep belts clean and dry. Cleaning Wood Panels Use a clean cloth moistened in warm, soapy water ... belts 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 mild soap....
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth of color, gloss retention and durability. Cleaning Exterior... clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Washing Your... clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...nish 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 wheels. Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If...If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... tops, upholstery and convertible tops. Removes dirt, grime, smoke and fingerprints. Removes dirt and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. Removes dust, fingerprints, and surface contaminants. Spray on wipe off. Finish Enhancer 5-98
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    Vehicle Identification Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Engine Identification The 8th character in your VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    .... If a fuse blows, see your dealer for service immediately. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse... it as soon as you can. The fuses are located in three fuse blocks, one located in the engine compartment on the passenger's side and the other two under the rear seat. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... Fuse Block The underhood fuse block is located in the engine compartment on the passenger's side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for 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 SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... Wiring Harness Connection Wiring Harness Connection Engine Wiring Harness Connection Forward Lamp Wiring... Electronic Brake Control Module Headlamp Washer Motor (Option) Cigarette Lighter Front Blower Fog... REAR L REAR L REAR Powertrain/ECM Starter Solenoid Compressor Clutch Ignition Switch (ON) HI ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... V8 ECM STRG CTLS Usage Turn Signal/Hazard Flasher Module V8 ECM, Canister Purge Steering Wheel Control Pad, Headlamp Switch Driver's and Passenger's Side Heated Washer Nozzles Odd Ignition Coils, Fuel Injectors, Odd Injection Coils TCM, ECM and IPC (Instrument Panel Cluster) Not ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... WPR MOD POSTO2 WPR SW FOG LAMP OUTLET EVEN COILS I/P OUTLET Usage ECM, TCM, IPC, PASS-Key® III+ Module Windshield Wiper Module Assembly ... Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch Fog Lamps Center Console Accessory Power Outlet Even Injection Coils Instrument Panel Accessory Power Outlet ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... block is located under the rear seat on the driver's side of the vehicle. The carpet must be lifted up to ... (Electronic Level Control) Compressor Motor Not Used L POSITION RELAY MICRO Driver's Side Position ... MICRO Heated Seat Modules, Air Inlet Motor, Shifter Assembly Control for Position Lamp ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... C/B Usage Flip Fold Seat Module Driver's Door Module Taillamps, Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp... Seat Module REAR DR MOD Rear Door Modules REV LAMP ISRVM (Inside Rearview Mirror), RELAY MICRO ...Universal Garage Door Opener, Intrusion Sensor, Diversity Antenna Module ISRVM (Inside Rearview Mirror), ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Rear Underseat Fuse Block (Passenger's Side) Relays PRIMARY QUARTER A/C Rear A/C RELAY MINI SPARE Not Used Usage The passenger's side rear fuse block is located under the rear seat on... MICRO Overhead Courtesy Lamp Assembly IGN 1 RELAY MICRO SPARE Ignition Switch Not Used 5-107
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... Vent Solenoid Fuel Pump Motor Rear Climate Control System Passenger's Side Heated Seat Module Rear Hatch Latch SDM (Sensing ..., Puddle Lamps, Overhead Courtesy Lamp Assembly Passenger's Door Module RIM (Rear Integration Module), Ignition Switch, Key Lock Cylinder Rear Fog Lamps (Export Only) ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... A/C Automatic Transmission Cooling System 3.6L HFV6 4.6L V8 Engine Oil with Filter 3.6L HFV6 4.6L V8 Fuel Tank Wheel Nut Torque 1.26 lbs. 1.76 lbs. 9.0 .... When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. 5-109
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    Engine Specifications Engine 3.6L HFV6 (LY7) 4.6L PV8 (LH2) VIN Code 7 A Transmission M82=Rear-Wheel Drive, 5L40-E MX5=All-Wheel Drive, 5L40-E M22=Rear-Wheel Drive, 5L50-E MV3=All-Wheel Drive, 5L50-E Spark Plug Gap 0.044 inches (1.1 mm) 0.040 inches (1.0 mm) 5-110
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-8 At Least Once a Month ...6-9 At ... Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Using Your Maintenance Schedule ...6-3 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Additional Required Services ...6-6 Maintenance Footnotes ...6-7 6-1
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    Maintenance Schedule Introduction Important: Keep engine oil at the proper level and change as recommended. Maintenance Requirements...: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, replacement parts and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ...your GM Goodwrench dealer. This schedule is for vehicles that: The services in Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 should be performed ...needs, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using ... manner. See Operating Your All-Wheel-Drive Vehicle Off Paved Roads...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ...and resetting the system. When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message appears, certain services, checks and .... Scheduled Maintenance When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message comes on, it means that service is required for your... indicate that vehicle service is necessary for over a year. However, your engine oil and...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... oil life system. See Engine Oil on page 5-16. An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components.... filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-22. An Emission Control Service. See footnote .... Inspect brake system. See footnote (a). Check engine coolant and windshield washer fluid levels ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... transmission fluid and filter (normal service). Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. Engine cooling system service (or every 5 years, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. See footnote (i). Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ...that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. # Lubricate the front suspension, ball ... frayed safety belts replaced. Also look for any opened or broken air bag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... trailer towing. − Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. (i) Drain, flush and refill cooling system. See Engine Coolant on page 5-25 for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and filler neck. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    Engine Coolant Level Check Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOL® coolant mixture if necessary. See Engine Coolant on page 5-25 for further details. At Least Once a... not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to LOCK in each shift lever position. {CAUTION: When you are doing this inspection, the vehicle ... brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transmission in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure .... • To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding ability: With the engine running, shift to PARK (P). Then release ... 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable Engine Coolant water and use only ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ...Usage Transfer Case Hood Hinges Body Door Hinge Pins, Tailgate Hinge and Linkage, Folding Seats and Fuel Door Hinge Outer Tailgate Handle Pivot ..., in Canada System 89021186). Automatic Transmission Key Lock Cylinders DEXRON®-III Automatic ... SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Front and Rear Lubricant (GM Part...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ...number, or specification can be obtained from you dealer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter 3.6L HFV6 4.6L V8 Passenger Compartment Air Filter... Wiper Blade (Hook Type) Driver's Side 22 inches (56.5 cm) Passenger's Side 21 inches (53.3 cm) GM Part Numbers 25728874 25177917 89017342...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service and the type of ...on page 6-2 in this section. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-8 can be added on the following record pages. Also, you should ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-15
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-16
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... and Information ...7-2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7-2 Online Owner Center ...7-3 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...7-4... ...7-4 GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities ...7-5 Roadside Service ...7-6 Courtesy Transportation ...7-7 Vehicle Data Collection and Event...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ...Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Cadillac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle ...Vehicle delivery date and present mileage When contacting Cadillac, please remember that your concern will likely be ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ...vehicle information all in one place. The Owner Center allows you to: • Get e-mail service reminders. • Access information about ...including tips and videos and an electronic version of this owner's manual. (United States only) • Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ...Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Cadillac by dialing: 1-800-833-CMCC (2622).... States - Customer Assistance Cadillac Customer Assistance Center Cadillac Motor Car Division... for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Cadillac, the letter should be addressed to Cadillac's Customer...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... driver or passenger adaptive equipment you may require for your vehicle (hand controls, ... General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo de la Reforma # 2740 Col. Lomas ...free resource information, such as area driver assessment centers and mobility equipment installers....
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ... more than an auto club or towing service. It provides every Cadillac owner with the advantage of contacting a ... travels with a specially equipped service vehicle complete with the necessary Cadillac parts and tools required to handle most roadside repairs. Cadillac Roadside Service® can be reached ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... mile (50 km) radius of a participating Cadillac dealership. If beyond this radius, we ... your car towed to the nearest Cadillac dealership. Roadside Service for the Hearing or Speech Impaired Roadside Service is prepared to assist owners who have hearing difficulties or are speech impaired. Cadillac...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If ...and ask for instructions. If the dealer requests that you simply drop the vehicle off for service,.... However, if you are unable to wait Cadillac helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... vehicle is kept for a warranty repair. Reimbursement will be limited to a maximum of $40 a day and must be supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and complete a ... dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please contact...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... airbag deployment and, if so equipped, to provide anti-lock braking and to help the driver control the vehicle in difficult driving situations. Some...record information about the condition of the vehicle and how it was operated, such as engine speed, brake applications, throttle position, ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ...it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. ... with OnStar, please check the OnStar subscription service agreement or manual for information on its operations and data collection. ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ...K1A 0N5 Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle,...us at 1-800-458-8006, or write: Cadillac Customer Assistance Center Cadillac Motor Car Division P.O. Box 33169...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ...trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of your vehicle. In Canada... basic operational information about the vehicle. The owner's manual will include the Maintenance Schedule for all models. Owner's Manual RETAIL SELL PRICE: $25.00 Current and Past Model...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 450
     NOTES 7-14
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ... Air Bags? ...1-52 Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine ...5-22 Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) ...7-10 All-Wheel Drive ...5-48 All-Wheel... System(s) ...3-94 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-124 Care of Your CD and DVD Player ...3-127 Care of Your CDs and DVDs ...3-127 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ... Lamps ...5-55 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) ...5-54 Front Turn Signal and Fog... Lighting ...5-51 Replacement Bulbs ...5-55 Sidemarker Lamps ...5-54 Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and... Lamps ...5-54 Buying New Tires ...5-73 C Cadillac Owner Privileges™ ...7-6 California Fuel ...5-5 Canada ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... Fluid ...3-67 Check Coolant Level ...3-67 Check Engine Light ...3-46 Check Gas Cap ...3-67 ... ...3-67 Checking Brake Fluid ...5-39 Checking Coolant ...5-26 Checking Engine Oil ...5-16 Checking Things ... ...5-97 Video Screen ...3-127 Weatherstrips ...5-94 Your DVD Player ...3-127 Cleaning Aluminum or ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ... ...2-35 Compass Variance ...2-36 Configurable Radio Display Keys ...3-110 Control of a Vehicle ...4-5 Convenience Net ...2-47 Coolant Engine Temperature Gage ...3-45 Engine Temperature Warning Light ...3-44 Heater, Engine ...2-24 Surge Tank...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... DVD Cleaning the Video Screen ...3-127 Cleaning Your DVD Player ...3-127 Distortion ...3-126 Rear Seat Entertainment System ...3-112 DVD Player ...3-112 Tire Size ...5-63 Vehicle Storage ...5-... ...5-22 Battery ...5-41 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...3-46 Coolant ...5-25 Coolant ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    ...32 Oil ...5-16 Overheating ...5-27 Starting ...2-23 Engine Coolant Hot - AC (Air Conditioning) Off ...3-68 Engine Coolant Hot - Idle Engine ...3-68 Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing ... Video Screen ...3-127 Cleaning Your DVD Player ...3-127 DVD Distortion ...3-126 Entry Lighting ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ...Headlamp Washers ...3-17 Headlamps ...3-10, 3-18 Bulb Replacement ...5-51 Front Turn Signal and Fog Lamps ...5-53 Halogen Bulbs ...5-51 Headlamps, Sidemarker,...Hill and Mountain Roads ...4-39 Hitches ...4-57 G Gage Engine Coolant Temperature ...3-45 Fuel ...3-51 Speedometer ...3-38...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ... to Check Power Steering Fluid ...5-36 How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-23 How to Reset the Change ... I Ice Possible ...If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine ...If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine ...If the Light is Flashing ...3-69 5-29 5-28 3-47 K Keyless Entry System ...2-4 Keys...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ...Your Vehicle ...Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running ...Left Rear Door Ajar ...Level Control ...Lift Gate Ajar ......Warning ...Brake System Warning ...Charging System ...Cruise Control ...Engine Coolant Temperature Warning ...Fog Lamp ...Highbeam On ...Lights On Reminder ...3-18 3-21 1-23 1-42...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    M Magnetic Ride Control ...4-10 Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services ...6-6 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-8 At Least ... Maintenance When Trailer Towing ...4-60 Making Turns ...4-58 Malfunction Indicator Light ...3-46 Manual Passenger Seat ...1-2 Map Pocket ...2-45 Matching Transmitter(s) to Your...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    O Odometer ...3-38 Off-Road Recovery ...4-14 Oil Engine ...5-16 Pressure Light ...3-48 Oil Pressure Low - Stop Engine ...3-69 Older Children, Restraints ...1-28 Online Owner Center ...7-3 OnStar® Personal Calling ...2-40 OnStar® Services ...2-39 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    ... Radios ...3-94 Care of Your CD and DVD Player ...3-127 Care of Your CDs and DVDs ...3-127 Navigation/Radio System ...3-111 Radio...49 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-10 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides ...1-25 ...Spare Tire ...5-84 Removing the Spare Tire and Tools ...5-79 Replacement Bulbs ...5-55 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ...) ...2-22 Right Front Passenger Position, Safety Belts ...1-21 Right Rear Door Ajar ...3-70 Roadside Service ...7-6 Roadside Service Availability ...7-7 Roadside Service for... Your Vehicle To Get It Out ...4-46 Running Your Engine While You Are Parked ...2-33 S Safety Belt Pretensioners...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    ... ...3-30 Service ...5-3 Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-4 Doing Your Own Work ...5-3 Engine Soon Light ...3-46 Publications Ordering Information ...7-12 Service AC (Air ... Fuel System ...3-70 Service Idle Control ...3-70 Service Manuals ...7-12 Service Stability System ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    Starting Disabled - Throttle Problem ...3-72 Starting Your Engine ...2-23 Status of Vehicle Systems, DIC ...3-53 Steering ...4-12 Steering ...16 Sunroof ...2-48, 2-50 System Controls, DIC ...3-52 T Tachometer ...3-39 Taillamps Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Sidemarker Lamps ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    ... Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...5-74 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-75 Wheel Replacement ...5-75 When It Is Time for New Tires ...5-72 To Use the Engine Coolant Heater ...2-24 Top Speed - Fuel Cut Off ...3-73 Top Strap ...1-39 ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    ... Weight of the Trailer ...4-55 Weight of the Trailer Tongue ...4-56 What Kind of Engine Oil to Use ...5-18 What to Add ...5-39 What to Do with Used......5-26, 5-36, 5-37, 5-49 Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-75 Replacement ...5-75 When to Add Engine Oil ...5-17 When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil ...
  • 2004 Cadillac SRX | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    ...Power ...2-14 Windshield Washer ...3-16 Fluid ...5-37 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...5-56 Fuses ...5-100 Windshield Wiper Lever ...3-15 Windshield Wipers ...3-...X XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...3-128 XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States) ...3-96, 3-126 Y Your Vehicle...



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