2006 Cadillac DTS Owner's Manual

2006 Cadillac DTS Manual

2006 Cadillac DTS manual table of contents:

  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2006 Cadillac DTS Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-8 Safety Belts ...1-10 Child Restraints ...1-32 Airbag System ...1-55 Restraint System Check ...1-71 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-3 Doors and Locks ...2-10 Windows ...2-15 Theft-...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CADILLAC, the CADILLAC Crest & Wreath, and the name DTS are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    Safety Warnings and Symbols There are a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning. You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means "Do Not," "...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. There ...in Section 3 Climate Controls in Section 3 Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators in Section 3 Audio System(s) in Section 3 Engine Compartment Overview in Section 5 iv
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    These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle: v
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    ✍ NOTES vi
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... After an Airbag Inflates? ...1-64 Passenger Sensing System ...1-65 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-70 Adding Equipment to Your ... Driver Position ...1-16 Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment ...1-22 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ...1-23 Right Front Passenger Position ...1-23 Center Front ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... The power seat controls are located on the outboard side of the front seats. Your vehicle also has power ... If your vehicle has the memory feature, you can program and recall memory settings for ... Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel on page 2-51. Horizontal Power Control • Move the front of ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... to turn the massaging lumbar feature on. The ignition must be on. Press the lumbar control forward to increase support and rearward to ... support. Press the control up or down to raise or lower the support mechanism. The ignition does not need to be on for the power lumbar feature to work. Keep in ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... may have heated and cooled front seats. To operate the heated or cooled seats,...and seatback. Press the button to turn on the desired feature. A light on that button will display to show which ... are three temperature settings for each feature. A column of three lights next to the buttons will display ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... the button, the feature will go down one temperature setting. To turn the feature off, keep pressing the button until the display lights turn off. If your vehicle has remote vehicle start and is started using the remote keyless entry transmitter...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... safety belts cannot do their job when you are reclined like this. The shoulder belt cannot do its job because it will not be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt cannot do its job either. In a crash,...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    Head Restraints The front head restraints lock into place when raised. To release a front head restraint and lower it, press the button located at the base of... top of your head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. The front and rear head restraints may be able to be tilted ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... the ignition must be on. The buttons are located on the rear doors. Your vehicle may have a front center seat. This seat can be converted to a storage area by .... For information on safety belts for this position, see Center Front Passenger Position on page 1-24. I (Heated Seatback): ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ...and seatback. Press the button to turn on the desired feature. A light on that button will display to show which ... are three temperature settings for each feature. A column of three lights next to the buttons will display..., keep pressing the button until the display lights turn off. Power Lumbar Your...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also ... to buckle your safety belts. See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-57 and Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-58. {CAUTION: Do not let anyone ride where he or ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here is why: They work. You never know if you will be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you do not know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a ...
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    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. 1-12
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 1-13
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every airbag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you are in a vehicle that has airbags, you still have to buckle up to get the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... How to Wear Safety Belts Properly This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children... want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We will start with the driver position. A: You may be an excellent driver, but if you...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    .... Here is how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit ... plate into the buckle until it clicks. Be sure to use the correct buckle when buckling your lap-shoulder... fully into the buckle, see if you are using the buckle for the center passenger position. Pull up...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    6. 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 would be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    Q: What is 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 are not as strong...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... height adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the ... 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. After you ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. ... properly, see Driver Position on page 1-16. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way as... the way, you will engage the child restraint locking feature. If this happens, just let the belt go ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    Center Front Passenger Position Lap Belt If your vehicle has a front bench seat, someone can sit in the center position. To make the ... is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-31. When you sit in the center front seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    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 ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... safety belts in each rear seating position vary in size. If the center rear or the left rear latch plate ..., the plate will not latch properly. Be sure you are using the correct buckle and that the latch plate clicks when...lock. If it does, let it go back and start again. Pull up on the latch plate to ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    The safety belt locks if there is a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... and for small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck and head. ...for each outside passenger position in the rear seat. Here is how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Remove the guide from its storage pocket on the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-25. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guides. Slide the guide into its storage pocket on the top of the seatback. ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt is not long ... extender has been designed for adults. Never use it for securing child seats. To wear it, just attach it to the regular safety belt. For more information, see the instruction sheet that comes with the extender. 1-31
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle's safety belts. 1-32
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...the child toward the center of the vehicle. Also see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides on page 1-28. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger position, move ...a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. 1-33
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    {CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, ... there is no other choice. Instead, they need to use a child restraint. {CAUTION: People should never hold a ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... models available. When purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will have a label ... meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint, state the weight and height ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    {CAUTION: Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn infant's neck is weak and its head weighs so much compared with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a rear-facing seat settles into the restraint, so the crash ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Child Restraint Systems 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. A rear-facing infant seat ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... child restraint is properly installed in the vehicle using the vehicle's safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint must be ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We, therefore, recommend that child ...Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front." This is because the risk to the rear-facing child ... be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger's airbag inflates. This is because ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. When installing a child restraint with a top tether, you must also use either the lower anchors or the safety belts...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    Your vehicle has lower anchors and top tether anchors. Your child restraint may have lower attachments and a top tether. Not all vehicle seating positions or child restraints have lower anchors and attachments or top tether anchors and attachments. Top Tether Anchor Lower Anchors A top tether ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... tether-equipped child restraints are designed for use with or without the top tether being attached. Others require the top tether always to be attached. In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child ... tether. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If the child...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... filler panel. Pull open the trim cover to access the anchors. Be sure to use an anchor ... not secure a child restraint in the right front passenger's position if a national or local... requires that the top tether be attached, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ..., following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. 1. Attach and tighten the lower attachments to the lower ... belts. Refer to your child restraint manufacturer instructions and the instructions in this manual. 1.1. Find the lower anchors for the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...the top tether anchor, if equipped. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top tether anchor. ... the top tether according to your child restraint instructions and the following instructions: If the position you are using has a fixed head restraint and you are...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... restraint does not have the LATCH system, you will be using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the lap portion of the belt and feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor. If you are using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 1-50
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...If your child restraint manufacturer recommends using a top tether, attach and tighten ...top tether to the top tether anchor. Refer to the instructions that came with the child restraint and see... restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, if the top tether...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... system is designed to turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag when an infant in a rear-... put a rear-facing child seat in the front." This is because the risk to the rear-facing child ...can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger's airbag inflates. This is because...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...top tether. You will be using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with... the off indicator on the passenger airbag status indicator should light and stay lit when you turn the ignition to RUN or START. See Passenger Airbag ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... shoulder belt back into the retractor. If you are using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the...off indicator on the overhead console will be lit and stay lit when the key is turned to RUN or START. 1-54
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... and the on indicator is lit, turn the vehicle off. Remove the child restraint from the vehicle and reinstall ... in the vehicle and check with your dealer. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicleମ.-mounted side impact airbag for the right front passenger and the person seated directly ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... to the safety belts. All airbags are designed to work with safety belts but do not replace them. Frontal airbags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to deploy in moderate to severe frontal and near frontal crashes. They are not designed to inflate in rollover, rear crashes, or ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... Children on page 1-35. There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the airbag symbol. {CAUTION:..., but CAUTION: (Continued) The system checks the airbag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    Where Are the Airbags? The right front passenger's frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-58
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    The seat-mounted side impact airbag for the driver is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. The seat-mounted side impact airbag for the right front passenger is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the door. 1-59
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... for the driver and the person seated directly behind the driver is in the ceiling above the side windows. If your vehicle has one, the roof-mounted side impact airbag for the right front passenger and the person seated directly behind that passenger is in the ceiling above the side windows. 1-60
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... must be kept clear. The driver's and right front passenger's frontal airbags are designed to infl... and non-deployment events and are used to predict how severe a crash is likely to be in time ...which adjusts the restraint according to crash severity using electronic frontal sensor(s) which help ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... to crash severity, seat location, and safety belt status using electronic frontal sensor(s) and other special sensors which enable ... of the driver and right front passenger's seats. The seat position sensor provides information which is used to determine if the airbags should deploy at a reduced ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ..., even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants can ... of the airbag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the right front passenger. For vehicles with side impact airbags, ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in ... do so. If you have breathing problems but cannot get out of the vehicle after... fresh air by opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an airbag ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other ...system will not work properly. See your dealer for service. United States Canada The passenger sensing system will turn off the right front passenger's frontal airbag...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. General Motors recommends that child ...Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front." This is because the risk to the rear-facing child ... be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger's airbag inflates. This is because...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...mounted side impact airbag, the off indicator will light and stay lit to remind you ... off of the seat for a period of time • the right front passenger seat is occupied by a smaller person... child restraints • or if there is a critical problem with the airbag system or the passenger sensing system...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the right front passenger's seat. When the passenger ... has allowed the airbags to be enabled, the on indicator will light and stay lit to remind you ... that person and then enable the right front passenger's frontal airbag and seat-...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    {CAUTION: If the airbag readiness light in the instrument panel cluster ever comes on and ..., have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-size person sitting in the right front passenger's ... of the frontal airbag. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-58 for more on this, including important ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... servicing your vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-14. Adding Equipment ...airbag systems. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, and make sure the person performing work for you is qualified to do so. The airbag ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ...Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See Customer Satisfaction Procedure on page ... the airbag module and the instrument panel for the right front passenger's airbag, the airbag module ..., make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... your vehicle has been in a collision, or if your airbag readiness light stays on after you start your vehicle or while you are driving. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-58. {CAUTION: A crash can damage the restraint systems in your vehicle. A ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    Section 2 Features and Controls Engine Coolant Heater ...2-25 Automatic Transaxle Operation ...2-26 Performance Shifting ...2-28 Parking Brake ...2-29 ... Vehicle Break-In ...2-23 Ignition Positions ...2-23 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...2-24 Starting the Engine ...2-24 2-1
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Section 2 Features and Controls Sunroof ...2-50 Vehicle Personalization ...2-51 Memory Seat, Mirrors and Steering Wheel ...2-51 Storage Areas ...2-49 Glove Box ...2-49 Cupholder(s) ...2-49 Coinholder(s) ...2-49 Center Console Storage Area ...2-49 Center Flex Storage Unit ...2-50 Rear Seat ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Keys {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. They could operate the power windows or other controls or ... make the vehicle move. The children or others could be badly injured or even killed. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-3
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... in your vehicle, you may have to 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. If your vehicle is equipped with the OnStar® system with an active ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...were to turn it on. There are other conditions which can affect the performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry System on page 2-4. • ... Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-5. • If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. 2-5
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...): Press the unlock button to unlock the driver's door. If the button is pressed again within ... on for a set amount of time when the vehicle is unlocked using the remote keyless entry transmitter. See...): Your vehicle may be started from outside the vehicle using the remote keyless entry transmitter...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... on page 3-72. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry....damage the transmitter. Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry... half from the top half of the transmitter. 2. Remove the old battery using a pencil or similar object...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...requirements on remote starting of vehicles. Do not use the remote start feature if your vehicle is low on fuel. .... Remote Vehicle Start The remote vehicle starting feature allows you to start the engine from outside of the vehicle. It also starts up the vehicle's automatic climate control system....
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... When you enter the vehicle during a remote start and the engine is still running, insert the key into the ignition, and turn the key to RUN to drive ... then off. The remote vehicle start feature provides two separate starts, each with 10 minutes of engine running, or it ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...if there is an emission control system malfunction. The engine will turn off during a remote vehicle start if the coolant temperature gets too high, ...on page 3-88 for additional information. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-33 for important safety information when using remote start in a closed garage. ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... manual lock knobs. The manual lock knobs are located at the top of the door panel near the window...., it will not lock automatically. Use the manual lever or power door lock switch to lock ... lock switches are located on the front doors. K (Unlock): Press the side of the switch with the unlock symbol ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ..., do the following: 1. Unlock the door using the remote keyless entry transmitter, the front door power lock switch, or by lifting the rear door manual lock knob.... cannot be opened from the inside when this feature is in use. If the key is in the ignition and the power door lock switch ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... next to the instrument panel brightness control. Press the button to open the trunk. To use this feature, your ... must drive with the trunk lid open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass...outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them all the way. See Engine Exhaust on page ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... with your fingers. To close the door, raise it and push it until it latches. Notice: Do not use the emergency trunk release handle as a tie-down or anchor ... the trunk near the latch. This handle will glow following exposure to light. Pull the release handle to open the trunk from the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Windows {CAUTION: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... switches are located on the driver’s door armrest. Express-Down Window This feature is on all windows....y on the switch again. Express-Up Window This feature is on the front windows. Pull the switch up ...you will need to reprogram each front power window for the express-up feature to work. Before...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... others could be injured and the window could be damaged. Before you use express override, make sure that all people and obstructions are ...this mode, the window can still close on an object in its path. Use care when using the override mode. Express Window Anti-Pinch Feature If any object is in the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... the rear window controls. The light on the button will illuminate, indicating the feature is in use. The rear windows ..., it helps to reduce the amount of heat and light entering the rear window. The switch is located .... If your vehicle has the adjustable lighting feature, slide the switch up or down ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... inside the glove box. Content Theft-Deterrent The security light is located on the instrument panel cluster. 9 (Off): Press this side of the ... near the headlamp switch on the instrument panel. If the ignition is off and any door is open, the security light will flash, reminding you to arm the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...the door open or the remote keyless entry transmitter. The security light should come on and stay on. 3. Close all the doors. The security light should go off within approximately 30 seconds. If ... not arm if you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door lock. It activates only if you...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...the security lamp goes off. 3. Reach in and unlock the door using the manual lock and open the door. The horn will sound and the hazard lights will flash. You can turn off the alarm by unlocking the driver's door with your key, using the unlock...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... the following: 1. Verify that the new key has a + stamped on it. 2. Insert the original, already programmed, key in the ignition and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service. 3. After the engine has started, turn ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... of your vehicle and more information. Following break-in, engine speed and load can be gradually increased. Notice: Using a tool to force ... then your vehicle needs service. A (OFF): This is the only position in which the ignition key can be inserted or removed. This position ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... some of the warning and indicator lights. D (START): This position starts the engine. A warning chime will sound ...and Messages on page 3-76 for more information. Starting the Engine Move your shift lever ...foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... dealer. If you do not, your engine might not perform properly. Any resulting damage would not be covered by your vehicle's warranty. To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the ... extension cord rated for at least 15 amps. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... page 4-38. Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock ... shift lever. PARK (P): This position locks the front wheels. It is the best position to use when you start the engine because your vehicle cannot move easily. 2-26...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow on page 4-30 for additional information. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, the engine does not connect with the wheels. To restart when you are already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...go down steep mountain roads, but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. Notice: Do not shift into SECOND...unless you are going slower than 65 mph (105 km/h), or you can damage your engine and/or transaxle. Performance Shifting If your vehicle has this feature, it can detect a change...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h). The brake light will come on and stay on until the parking brake is released. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-62 for more information. Notice: ... If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light on the instrument panel cluster should come on. If it...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...page 2-29 for more information. 4. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 5. Remove the key and take it with you. If ... vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You ... not move, even when you are on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you are pulling a ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P). Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running {CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle ... firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even catch fi...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...2-26. The shift lock control system is designed to do the following: • Prevent the ignition key from being removed unless the shift lever is in PARK (P). • Prevent movement of ... lever into the gear you want. If you are still having a problem shifting, then have your vehicle serviced soon. 2-32
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust {CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon ...debris. • Repairs were not done correctly. • Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle: • Drive it only with ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... Engine While Parked It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have ... Towing a Trailer on page 4-38. {CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow ... can come in easily. NEVER park in a garage with the engine running. Another closed-in place can be...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ..., see “Intellibeam Intelligent High-Beam Headlamp Control System” under Exterior Lamps on page 3-30. The mirror includes an eight-point compass ... Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic dimming rearview mirror. The automatic dimming feature is activated whenever the vehicle is ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    Compass Variance The mirror is set to zone eight upon leaving the factory. It will be necessary to adjust the... north and true geographic north. If the mirror is not adjusted to account for zone changes,...zone number. Stop pressing the button and the mirror will return to normal operation. If C appears ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... the button, located on the lower left side of the mirror face, for about three seconds to turn the automatic dimming feature on or off. The indicator light will illuminate when this feature is active. The automatic dimming feature is active each time the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... appears in the display, press the on/off button quickly until the correct zone number appears in the display. Stop pressing the button and the mirror will return to normal operation. If C appears in the compass window, the compass may need calibration. See Compass Calibration listed previously. 2-...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... the button, located on the lower left side of the mirror face, for about three seconds to turn the automatic dimming feature on or off. The indicator light will illuminate when this feature is active. The automatic dimming feature is active each time the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... appears in the display, press the on/off button quickly until the correct zone number appears in the display. Stop pressing the button and the mirror will return to normal operation. If C appears in the compass window, the compass may need calibration. See Compass Calibration listed previously. 2-...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...Foldaway Mirrors Your vehicle's mirror controls are located on the driver's door armrest. If your vehicle has manual fold mirrors, the mirrors ...mirrors, fold and unfold them at least three times using the mirror controls. This will reset them to their normal position. ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... Assist Mirror If your vehicle is equipped with memory mirrors, it will also be capable of performing the curb view assist mirror feature. This feature will allow the driver's and ..., it also warms both outside mirrors to help clear them of fog or ice. See Dual Climate Control ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... System A complete OnStar® User’s Guide and the Terms and Conditions of the OnStar® Subscription Service Agreement are included in the vehicle’s glove box literature. For ... we can request emergency services be sent to your location. If you lock your keys in the car, call OnStar®...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... and Convenience Services Personal Calling, refer to the OnStar® User's Guide in the vehicle's glove ...may have Virtual Advisor. It is a feature of OnStar® Personal Calling that uses your minutes to access ... you to make hands-free calls using a wireless system that is integrated into the vehicle...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ..., a combined universal transmitter and receiver, provides a way to replace up to three hand-held transmitters used to activate devices such as gate operators, garage door openers, entry door locks, security systems, and home lighting. 2-45
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...Home Remote programming. It is also recommended that upon the sale of the vehicle, the programmed Universal Home Remote... only when the Universal Home Remote indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds...) away from the Universal Home Remote buttons while keeping the indicator light in view. 2-46...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    .... Some entry gates and garage door openers may require you to substitute ... Canadian Programming" later in this section. 4. The indicator light will flash slowly at first and then ... to a constant light, continue with Steps 6 through 8 following to complete the programming of a rolling-code equipped...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... Home Remote. The Universal Home Remote indicator light will flash slowly at first and then ... button for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted. Erasing ... the two outside buttons until the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds....
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... the desired Universal Home Remote button. Do not release the button. 2. The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. While still holding the Universal ... Areas Glove Box To open the glove box, lift up on the lever. The glove box has a light inside. Use the key to lock and unlock. 2-49
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... can also be used as a fold down armrest. Cupholders are also located at the front edge of... are two cupholders that can be pulled out when in use. To open or close the sunroof, the ignition must ... position, it will open with the sunroof, or it can be opened manually. Convenience Net Your vehicle may ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...refer to the two options previously described under the "Close" feature instructions. The controls for this feature are located on the driver's door panel, and are used to program and recall memory settings for the driver's seat,...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... memory button. If the memory position is still not recalling, see your GM dealer for service. Easy Exit Seat The control for this feature is located on the driver's door panel between buttons 1 and 2. With the vehicle in PARK (P), the exit ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...Wiper Activated Headlamps ...3-34 Headlamps on Reminder ...3-34 Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) ...3-34 Fog Lamps ...3-35 Cornering Lamps ...3-35 Exterior Lighting Battery Saver ...3-35 Instrument Panel Brightness ...3-36 Courtesy Lamps ...3-36
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ......3-124 XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...3-125 Low Tire Pressure Warning Light ...3-63 Traction Control System (TCS) Warning ... Light ...3-64 Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light ...3-65 Engine Coolant Temperature Gage ...3-65 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...3-66 Oil Pressure Light ...3-68 ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ✍ NOTES 3-3
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Instrument Panel Overview Column-Shift Model shown, Console-Shift Model similar 3-4
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... C. Exterior Lamp Controls. See Exterior Lamps on page 3-30. D. Instrument Panel Cluster. See Instrument ...See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-9. I. Ultrasonic Front and Rear Parking Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control Display (if equipped). See Ultrasonic Front and Rear Parking Assist (UFRPA) ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash ... what position your key is in, and even if the key is not in. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... and Telescopic Steering Column If your vehicle has this feature, the power tilt wheel control is located on the ... on the steering wheel. Press the button to turn the heated steering wheel on or off. A light on the button will display while the feature is on. To operate the power tilt feature, push ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...ash 3 times. An arrow on the instrument panel cluster and in the outside rearview mirror will flash in the direction ...-Beam Changer on page 3-9 • Flash-To-Pass Feature • N Windshield Wipers. See Windshield Wipers.... Check the fuse and for burned-out bulbs if the arrow fails to work when signaling...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... to high. Pull the lever back and then release it to change from high beam to low. This light on the instrument panel cluster will be on, indicating high-beam usage. This ... Alert (FCA) System If your vehicle has this feature, be sure to read this entire section before using it. ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    .... The FCA alert symbol is located on top of the instrument panel to the right of the driver. FCA uses the Adaptive Cruise Control radar to detect a .... See Adaptive Cruise Control on page 3-19. FCA is enabled when the green light on the button is lit. FCA is disabled when the green light is off. 3-10...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    .... Do not rely on FCA on winding roads. When weather limits visibility, such as in fog, rain, or snow, FCA performance is limited. There may not be enough warning distance to the vehicle in front of you. Do not rely on FCA in low visibility...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...avoid a collision under these conditions. Do not use FCA when the radar is blocked by snow, ice, or dirt... normal operation, your vehicle does not need service. Other Messages There are three messages that may... CLEAN RADAR, RADAR CRUISE NOT READY and SERVICE RADAR CRUISE. See DIC Warnings and Messages...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ..., or dirt. If so, you may need to turn off the engine and clean the lens. See "Cleaning the System" under Adaptive ... for a long or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the delay time. The closer to the top of the lever, the shorter the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...has this feature, the moisture sensor is mounted on the interior side of the windshield behind the rearview mirror. It is used ... on driving conditions and the sensitivity setting. In light rain or snow, fewer wipes will occur... once the wipers turn off if it is light enough outside. If it is dark, they...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    Windshield Washer {CAUTION: In freezing weather, do not use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid can form ice on ...: If your vehicle is equipped, the heated windshield washer fluid system may be used to help clear ice, snow, tree sap, or bugs from your windshield. ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km/h). When cruise control is on, you will see a cruise light on the instrument panel cluster. When you apply your brakes, the ...be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... are located on left side of the steering wheel. The cruise light on the instrument panel cluster will come on after the cruise control has been set...accelerate) button to return to your desired preset speed. The cruise light will be displayed again. The vehicle will return to and stay at your preset...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... to go to a higher speed: Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to reduce your speed while using cruise control: • Use the accelerator pedal to get to the ... (1.6 km/h). Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control Use the accelerator pedal to increase your ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... slope, you may not want to attempt to use your cruise control feature. Adaptive Cruise Control If your vehicle ...facility could void authorization to use this equipment. Ending Cruise Control To turn off the cruise control, step lightly on the brake pedal, or press the cancel button on the steering...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... control. It allows you to keep cruise control engaged in moderate traffic conditions without having to constantly reset your cruise control. Adaptive Cruise Control uses radar to detect a vehicle directly ahead in your path, within a distance of 330 ft (100 m), and operates at speeds above 25 mph (...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... Cruise Control should not be used. See "Alerting the Driver" in this section. On slippery roads, fast changes in tire traction can ... When weather limits visibility, such as when in fog, rain, or snow conditions, Adaptive Cruise Control performance is limited. There may not be enough distance to ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... {CAUTION: If you leave your Adaptive Cruise Control switch on when you are not using cruise, you might hit a button and go into cruise when you do ... lose control. Keep the Adaptive Cruise Control switch off until you want to use cruise control. The set speed is selected by the driver. This is the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...: 1. Press the ] (On) button. Increasing Set Speed While Using Adaptive Cruise Control There are two ways to... 4-10. When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may turn the Adaptive Cruise Control back on. • Use the accelerator to get to the higher speed. Press the SET button and ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Decreasing Set Speed While Using Adaptive Cruise Control Press the SET button until you... your set speed will decrease by 1 mph (1 km/h) slower. Use the plus and minus buttons on the steering wheel ... Cruise Control allows, disengage the system and drive manually. Resuming a Set Speed Suppose you set ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... Cruise Control alert symbol is located on the display at the top of the instrument panel to the right of the driver. {CAUTION: Adaptive Cruise Control has ... 4-2. The Vehicle Ahead symbol is located on the top of the instrument panel to the right of the driver. The Vehicle Ahead symbol will only ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... vehicle enough to avoid a collision. Do not use Adaptive Cruise Control when the radar is blocked by... if necessary. When braking is active, your brake lights will come on. Braking may feel or sound different... into an object ahead of you. Do not use Adaptive Cruise Control when approaching stationary ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    .... Give extra attention in curves and be ready to use the brakes if necessary. Select an appropriate speed ... If you need to increase speed to pass a vehicle, use the accelerator pedal. While you are doing this, .... Do not rest your foot on the accelerator pedal when using Adaptive Cruise Control. 3-27
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... apply the brakes. Adaptive Cruise Control may, occasionally, provide a driver alert and/or braking that you consider unnecessary. It could respond to signs, guardrails, and other stationary objects when entering or exiting a curve. This is normal operation. Your vehicle does not need service. 3-28
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... before entering a highway exit ramp. Do not use Adaptive Cruise Control while entering or on ... When going up steep hills, you may want to use the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. When ... brake disengages the system. You may choose not to use Adaptive Cruise Control on steep hills, especially ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... or dirt. If so, you may need to turn off the engine and clean the lens. Remember, do not use Adaptive Cruise Control in icy... Taillamps Parking Lamps License Plate Lamps Instrument Panel Lights Fog Lamps The exterior lamps control has four positions: 9(Off): Turn the control to this...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... to your vehicle's headlamp system. Using a digital light sensor on your rearview mirror, this system will turn the vehicle's ...70. The parking brake indicator light will come on and stay on while the parking lamps are on with the engine off and the ignition in ACCESSORY or RUN. 2(Headlamps): ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...-Beam Changer on page 3-9 and Flash-to-Pass on page 3-13. When either of these conditions occur, the Intellibeam™ feature will be disabled and the Intellibeam™ light in the mirror will turn off until the high-beam stalk is returned to the neutral ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... and holding this button for 20 seconds until the Intellibeam™ indicator light flashes three times. If you accidentally activate this,... Intellibeam™, press the Intellibeam™ button on the mirror. Clean the light sensor window, periodically, using glass cleaner on a soft cloth. Gently wipe the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... lamps, taillamps, etc. will be on when the DRL are being used. Your instrument panel will not be lit up either. When automatic lighting is on and it ...in the full bright position. See Instrument Panel Brightness on page 3-36. Turning on automatic lighting or the headlamps will deactivate the DRL. If ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...lamps will turn off. They will turn back on again when you switch to low-beam headlamps. - (Fog Lamps): Exterior Lighting Battery Saver If the manual parking lamps or headlamps have been left on, the exterior lamps will turn off approximately 10...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    Instrument Panel Brightness This feature controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. The button for this control is located below the exterior lamps control. Push the button in and release to extend the button. Turn the button clockwise ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... off. If the battery continues to discharge, even with the engine idling at a higher rpm setting, some electrical... discharge condition. During times of high electrical loading, the engine may idle at a higher revolutions ...climate control fan at high speeds, heated seats and engine cooling fans. 3-37
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... bumpers within this area. Four ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear bumpers are used to detect the distance to the object. {CAUTION: Even ... of your vehicle while you are parking they could be injured or killed. Whether or not you are using front park assist, always check carefully behind your ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    The UFRPA lights are used to provide distance and system information, along with beeps played out...remind you of this, the red light on the rear display will flash. The system can be disabled using the Driver ...shoulder. The rear display has three color-coded lights. The front display will have either ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... 40 inches (1 m) and 8 ft (2.5 m), a single amber light will be lit. • At distances between 23 inches (0.6 m) and 40 inches (1 m), both amber lights will be lit. • At distances between 12 inches (0.3 m) and 23 inches (0.6 m), all three lights (amber/amber/red) will be lit. • At distances ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...both the front and rear bumpers, both color-coded light displays will notify you of objects close to each bumper. If there are objects detected near ...message PARKING ASSIST OFF will be displayed on the DIC and a red light will be shown on the rear UFRPA display when the shift lever is...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... accessory power outlets. The outlets can be used to plug in electrical equipment such as a cellular telephone, CB... accessory power outlet can be used at any time. Notice: Leaving electrical equipment on for extended ... drain the battery. Always turn off electrical equipment when not in use and do not ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... rating. Check with your dealer before adding electrical equipment. Follow the proper installation instructions that are included with any electrical equipment you install. Notice: Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... element has heated for use. Cigarette lighters can be used to provide electrical power to accessories. See Accessory Power Outlet(s) on page 3-42 ... mode except when maximum air-conditioning performance is needed for a short amount of time to avoid exterior odors and fogging. Analog Clock The clock ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...at cool outside temperatures in order to dehumidify the air. The A/C indicator light will be lit when the system is operating automatically, even at near ... fan control to turn off the A/C. For improved window clearing performance in defog or defrost modes, the A/C compressor will run automatically in...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...air to cool the car faster. The indicator light on the recirculation button will light whenever the system switches ... force outside air by pressing the button when the light is lit. The next time AUTO fan ... the windshield. The mode control can also be used to select the floor/defog mode. Information ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... mode on or off. When the button is pressed, an indicator light will come on. If the PASS button is pressed .... After the AUX button is pressed, the indicator light will come on. Press the button again to turn... underneath your vehicle while idling or after turning off the engine. This is normal. 3-47...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...the air inside your vehicle. There is also an exterior temperature sensor located behind the front grille. This sensor reads the outside air temperature and helps maintain the temperature inside the vehicle. Any cover on the front of the vehicle could cause a false reading in the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... properly. There are two modes to clear fog from your windshield. Use the floor/defog mode to... moisture and warm the passengers. Use the defrost mode to remove fog or frost from the windshield more quickly...defrost, press the AUX button on the front climate control system so that the light is not lit....
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog or frost from the rear window. Outlet Adjustment For the front outlets, use the thumbwheel located ...air into your vehicle. • Use of non-GM approved hood deflectors may adversely affect the performance of the system...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... console. If the AUX button located on the front climate control panel is pressed, the rear climate ... rear climate control system, the AUX light is lit on the front climate control system. The driver ... back on once another front mode is selected. For more information on how to use the climate control ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...cancel automatic operation and place the system in manual mode. To change the current mode, select .... [ (Floor): floor outlets. For more information on how to use the front climate control system, see ... will automatically control the air delivery mode. Manual Operation «A ª (Fan): Press these up ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...air entering your vehicle. Like your vehicle's engine air cleaner/filter, it may need to ... passenger compartment air filter, do the following: 1. Use a tool to gently pry the cover up. ... you will not need a tool for this step. The access panel for the passenger compartment air filter is located ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... inboard side of the air filter compartment to carefully pry the pin out. 3. To remove the air filter, insert a tool between the air filter and the compartment... push in to flatten the pin holding the air filter in place. Gently remove the air filter and any loose debris that may be inside the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... gages could also save you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As you ... details on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they are working. If you are ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    Instrument Panel Cluster The instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is ... how fast you are going, how much fuel you are using and many of the other things you will ... to know to drive safely and economically. United States version shown, Canada similar 3-56
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...to the correct mileage total of the old odometer. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will sound for several seconds to ... unbuckled and the vehicle is in motion. Tachometer This gage indicates the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). If ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the airbag symbol. The system checks the airbag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensors, the airbag modules...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...vehicle serviced right away if the airbag readiness light stays on after you start ...problem. If there is a problem with the airbag system in your vehicle, the Service airbag message will appear ... Canada When the ignition key is turned to RUN or START, the passenger airbag status indicator will light...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...on when you have a rear-facing child restraint installed in the right front passenger's seat, it means that the passenger sensing system has not turned off... would be very close to the inflating airbag. Do not use a rear-facing child restraint in the right front passenger's seat if the airbag is ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing system. See your dealer for service. Charging System Light When you turn the engine on, this light will come on briefly to show that the generator and battery charging systems are working properly. ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... your parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the road and ... Vehicle on page 4-37. {CAUTION: United States Canada This light should come on briefly when you turn the engine on. If it does not come on then, have it fi...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    .... That is normal. Low Tire Pressure Warning Light This light will come on briefly as you start the engine, for vehicles equipped with the Tire Pressure Monitor System. ... and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... should come on briefly when the engine is started. StabiliTrak® Indicator Light For vehicles equipped with the StabiliTrak®... should come on briefly when the engine is started. If the warning light does not come ... may be a problem with your StabiliTrak® system and your vehicle may need service....
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...gage shows the engine coolant temperature. This light will also come on briefly when the vehicle is started. If ..., there may be a problem with the cooling system. Driving with engine coolant temperature light on could ... 3-76 for more information. It can be used to see when your engine has warmed up ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment. The check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will..., your fuel economy may not be as good, and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could lead to costly ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... the proper test equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Reducing vehicle speed Avoiding hard ... your vehicle. Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see "If the Light Is On...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... vehicle will not pass this inspection if the check engine light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle...and have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance may ...covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. 3-68
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    This light tells you if there could be a problem with your engine oil pressure. Fog Lamp Light The fog lamps light will come on when the fog lamps are in use. This light will come on briefly when you start your engine. That is a check to be sure the light works. If it...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...On Reminder This light comes on whenever the parking lamps are on. Highbeam On Light This light comes on whenever the high-beam headlamps are on.... gage shows approximately how much fuel is in the tank. It works only when the engine is on. The light will go out when the cruise control is turned off....
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...a short delay, the DIC will display the information that was last displayed before the engine was turned off. The top line of the DIC display shows the ... DIC display also shows a digital speedometer on the right side. If a problem is detected, a warning message will appear on the display. Be sure to ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... by pressing the DIC buttons located on the instrument panel, to the left of the steering wheel. U Customization: Press .... Press this button to reset certain DIC features and to acknowledge DIC warning messages ...mi) or kilometers (km). Both odometers can be used at the same time. Each trip odometer ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... average economy, this display cannot be reset. FUEL USED This display shows the number of gallons (gal) or liters (L) of fuel used since the last reset of this display. To reset this display, press the set/...return to zero. TIMER ON/OFF This display can be used like a stopwatch. You can record ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...change your oil as soon as possible. In addition to the engine oil life system monitoring the oil ... in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 and Engine Oil on page ... Charging System Light on page 3-61 for more information. If there is a problem with the battery...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... select between ENGLISH or METRIC units. FRONT TIRES or REAR TIRES If your vehicle ... information button until the DIC shows the tire pressure for the front tires. Press the vehicle information ... message advising you to check the pressure in a specific tire will appear in the display. See Inflation ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... the programming mode, you must cycle the key to OFF. DIC Warnings and Messages ... make the message disappear, not the problem. AUTOMATIC LIGHT CONTROL OFF This message will display .... AUTOMATIC LIGHT CONTROL ON This message will display when the automatic headlamps are turned on. See Exterior Lamps...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... trip/fuel button until BATTERY VOLTAGE is displayed. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE This symbol appears with this message. CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON When this message displays, it means that service is required for your vehicle. See your GM dealer. See Engine Oil on page 5-13 ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    .... You should make sure that the driver's door is closed completely. ENGINE HOT - A/C (Air Conditioning) OFF This message will display when the engine coolant becomes hotter than the normal operating ... system repaired by your GM dealer as soon as possible to avoid damage to your engine. 3-78
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... overheating, severe engine damage may occur. If an overheat warning appears on the instrument panel cluster... overheating, severe engine damage may occur. If an overheat warning appears on the instrument panel cluster...until it cools down. See Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light on page 3-65. See ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...chime will sound when this message is displayed. See Filling the Tank on page 5-8. HEATED WASHER FLUID SYSTEM OFF This message will display when you manually turn off the heated washer fluid system or when the system automatically turns off. See "Heated Washer Fluid" under Windshield Washer on...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...on page 3-15 for more information. LEFT REAR DOOR OPEN This symbol appears with this message. HOOD OPEN... message. This message will display when the driver's side rear door is not closed completely. You should make sure that the door is closed completely. NO CRUISE BRAKING GAS PEDAL APPLIED This...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... the vehicle until the cause of the low oil pressure is corrected. See Engine Oil on page 5-13 for more information. A multiple chime will sound when this message is displayed. See Engine Oil on page 5-13 for more information. PASSENGER DOOR OPEN This symbol appears with this...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... RIGHT REAR DOOR OPEN This symbol appears with this message. SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM This message will display when a problem with the charging system has been detected. The charging system light will also be displayed on the instrument panel ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    SERVICE BRAKE ASSIST This message will display if there is a problem with the brake system. The brake system warning light and the anti-lock brake system ... system, this message will display if there is a problem with the UFRPA system. Do not use this system to help you park. ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... the vehicle to your GM dealer before turning off the engine. See PASS-Key® III+ Operation on page 2-21 for more information. SERVICE TIRE MONITOR SYSTEM ...comes on and stays on, there may be a problem with the TPM. See your GM dealer. SERVICE SUSPENSION SYS (System) This ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL This message will display when there is a problem with the Traction Control System (TCS). When this message ...Have your vehicle serviced by your GM dealer. SERVICE TRANSMISSION This message will display when there is a problem with the vehicle's transaxle. Have your vehicle...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    THEFT ATTEMPTED This symbol appears with this message. TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE If your vehicle ...Tire Pressure Monitor System on page 5-59. The tire positions must be re-learned after ...page 4-9 for more information. TRANSMISSION HOT IDLE ENGINE This message will display when the transaxle fluid in your...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... Customization Your vehicle has customization capabilities that allow you to program certain features to one preferred setting. Customization features can only be programmed to one setting on the vehicle and cannot be programmed to a preferred setting for two ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...default state since that time. The customization preferences are automatically recalled. To change customization preferences, use the following procedure. Feature Settings Menu Items The following are customization features that allow you to...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...while it is displayed on the DIC to select it. AUTO DOOR UNLOCK This feature allows you to select whether ... settings: OFF: None of the doors will automatically unlock. DRIVER AT KEY OUT: Only the driver’s... is shifted into PARK (P). AUTO DOOR LOCK This feature allows you to select when the vehicleମ.
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...set/reset button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it. LIGHTS ONLY: The exterior lamps will flash when you press the lock ...horn will sound when you press the lock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter. HORN & LIGHTS (default): The exterior lamps will flash when you press the lock...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... Then press the menu up/down button to scroll through the following settings: LIGHTS OFF: ... on the remote keyless entry transmitter. LIGHTS ON (default): The exterior lamps will flash when you press ... is open. The key must be out of the ignition for this feature to work. EXIT LIGHTING If it is dark ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... keyless entry transmitter. ON (default): If it is dark enough outside, the exterior lights will turn on briefly when you unlock the vehicle ... DIC to select it. APPROACH LIGHTING This feature allows you to select whether or not to have the exterior lights turn on briefly during low light periods ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... this feature, it allows you to select to have the Intellibeam™ system turned off or on. See Exterior ... it is displayed on the DIC to select it. CHIME VOLUME This feature allows you to select the volume level... the set/reset button to access the settings for this feature. Then press the menu up/down...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... steering column will move up and forward when the key is removed from the ignition. The automatic easy exit ... movement will only occur one time after the key is removed from the ignition. If the automatic movement ... exit position, unless a memory recall took place prior to removing the key again. NO ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... has this feature, it allows you to turn the remote start feature off or on. The remote start feature allows you to start the engine from outside of the vehicle using your remote keyless entry transmitter. See "Remote Vehicle Start" under Remote ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...s audio system so you can use it with less effort and take full advantage of its features. Audio System(s) Determine ... moments to read this manual and get familiar with your vehicle’s audio system, you can use it with less effort, as well as take advantage of its features. While your vehicle is ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...you can tune to your favorite radio stations using the presets and steering wheel controls (... equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, radio, or other systems, and even damage... display should be disabled. If you decide to use the digital radio clock as well as the analog ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... OFF for five seconds. The menus for clock and date settings will be removed, and the ON display will appear as a current status indicating that the clock ... synchronized. Occasionally you may need to set the digital radio clock using the procedure below to synchronize both clocks. Setting the Time ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...display should be disabled. If you decide to use the digital radio clock as well as the analog ...seconds. The menus for clock and date settings will be removed, and the ON display will appear as a current status ... need to set the digital radio clock using the procedure below to synchronize both clocks....
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    Setting the Time and Date on the Digital Radio Clock If your vehicle has a radio with a six-disc CD player, it has a MENU button for setting the time and date. To set the time and date, do the following: 1. Press the MENU button until the clock option is displayed. 2. Press the pushbutton located ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and in Canada (if ... includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ ...a Radio Data System (RDS). The RDS feature is available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... Premium audio, the system will have AudioPilot® noise compensation technology. To use AudioPilot® press the Automatic Volume Control screen button to access ... level of the audio so that it always sounds the same to you. The feature is most effective at lower volume settings where background noise ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... of 36 stations can be programmed as favorites using the six pushbuttons positioned below the radio ...if equipped) stations. To store a station as a favorite, perform the following steps: 1. Tune to the desired radio...) (XM™ Satellite Radio Service, MP3, and RDS Features): Press the information button...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    The number of favorites pages can be setup using the MENU button. To setup the number of favorites pages, perform the following steps: 1. Press.... EQ (Equalization): For the non-Bose® amplified radio, perform the following steps to setup the equalization settings: 1. Press ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... Bose® amplified radio, perform the following steps to setup the equalization settings: 1. Press ... the EQ button until Manual appears on the display or start to manually adjust the bass, midrange, ... a beep. Digital Signal Processing (DSP): This feature is used to provide a choice of four different ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... following: Finding a Category (CAT) Station CAT (Category): The CAT button is used to find XM™ stations when the radio is in the XM™ mode. To find XM™ channels within a desired category, perform the following: 1. Press the BAND button until the XM™ frequency is displayed....
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...categories can be removed through the setup menu. To remove an undesired category, perform the following: 1. Press the MENU button to display the radio setup menu. 2. Press ... has locked up the radio. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service. If any error occurs repeatedly or if an ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist Name/Feature not available Song/.... This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... this message appears after having your vehicle serviced, check with your dealer. If tuned to channel...digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, ...XM Not Available Unknown Check XM Receivr XM Feature XM Not Available 3-110
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD. If... you could damage the CD player. When using the CD player, use only CDs in good condition... button to eject the CD. If the CD is not removed, after several seconds, the CD will be automatically pulled...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...RDM (Random): With random, you can listen to CD tracks in random, rather than sequential order. This feature is not available in playlist mode. To use random, do the following: 1. To play tracks from the CD you are listening to in random order, press the...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... Load All Discs will be displayed. 2. Follow the displayed instruction on when to insert the discs. The CD player takes up... difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD. ... you could damage the CD player. When using the CD player, use only CDs in good ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... Ejecting Disc will be displayed. Once the disc is ejected, Remove Disc will appear on display. The CD can be removed. If the CD is not removed, after several seconds, the CD will be automatically pulled back into... all CDs in a six-disc CD player. To use random, do one of the following: • To play ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... own MP3/WMA disc on a personal computer: Using an MP3/WMA CD-R or CR-W Disc The... and album will be available for display by the radio when recorded using ID3 tags version 1 and 2. • Make ...and album will be available for display by the radio when recorded using ID3 tags version 1 and 2. • Make ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... the length of the file, folder or playlist names. You can also play an MP3 CD-R that was recorded using no file folders. The system can support up to 8 folders in depth, however, keep the total number of folders to a minimum in order to ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... can access preprogrammed playlists that were created using WinAmp™, MusicMatch™, or Real Jukebox™ software, ..., you will not have playlist editing capability using the radio. Playlists must have a file ... audio song files. Playlists can be changed by using the previous and next folder buttons, ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom surface of the CD. ... you could damage the CD player. When using the CD player, use only CDs in good condition... Ejecting Disc will be displayed. Once the disc is ejected, Remove Disc will appear on display. The CD-R can be...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ..., on one CD-R or all discs in a six-disc CD player. To use random, do one of the following: 1. To play MP3 files from the CD...advance playback quickly within an MP3 file. You will hear sound at a reduced volume. h (Music Navigator): Use the music navigator feature to play MP3 files on the CD-R in ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... could be for one of the following reasons: • The radio system does not support the playlist format, the compressed audio format, or the data file format. ..., wait about an hour and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be caught in the CD player. ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. CD/AUX (CD/Auxiliary): Press this button to play a ..., it will not operate. If the radio is removed from your vehicle, the original VIN in the radio can be used to trace the radio back to your vehicle. With THEFTLOCK® ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    .... See "Voice Recognition" in the index of your vehicle's navigation system manual for more information. SRCE (Source): Press this button to switch ... when a DVD is playing in the navigation radio. See the Navigation System manual for more information. g (Mute/Voice Recognition): Press and hold ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... or static, unplug the item from the accessory power outlet. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception from coast-to-coast in the 48 contiguous United States, and in Canada (if available). Just as with FM, tall buildings or hills...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... neutral detergent solution mixed with water, and clean it. Make sure the wiping process starts from the center to the edge. Do not touch the bottom side of a CD ... or the edge of the hole and the outer edge. Care of the CD Player The use of CD lens cleaners for CD players is not advised, due to the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... try to clear frost or other material from the inside of the front windshield and rear window with a razor .... If your vehicle has a sunroof, the performance of the XM™ system may be affected if ...onto the roof of your vehicle can interfere with the performance of the XM™ system. Make sure the XM™...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ✍ NOTES 3-126
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    Section 4 Driving Your Vehicle Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads ...4-18 City Driving ...4-21 Freeway Driving ...4-22 Before Leaving on a Long Trip ...4-23 Highway Hypnosis ...4-24 Hill and Mountain Roads ...4-24 Winter Driving ...4-26 If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow ...4-30 ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone on page 1-10. {CAUTION: Defensive driving really means...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and ...and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ...-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight will when each has the same number of drinks. The law in most U.S. states, and throughout Canada, sets the legal limit at 0.08 percent. In some other countries, the limit is even lower. For example, it is 0.05 percent in both France and ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Sometimes, as when you are driving on ... ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can provide. That means you ...-GM accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications on...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    Braking See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-62. Braking action involves ... longer brake life. If your engine ever stops while you are driving... harder to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some... accessories can affect your vehicle's performance. See Accessories and Modifications...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine and begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will ... normal. If there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See Anti-... Brake System Warning Light on page 3-63. Let us say the road is wet and ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road conditions. This can help you steer ... distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, you will not have time to apply ... even though you have anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Do not pump the brakes...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...lose traction. When this happens, the system works the front brakes and reduces engine power (by closing the throttle and managing engine spark) to limit wheel spin. The traction control ... and the StabiliTrak® warning light will come on to let you know if there is a problem with the traction ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...the vehicle's brakes and reducing engine power. The StabiliTrak® system comes on automatically whenever you start your vehicle. The .... Electronically Controlled Air Ride Suspension If you have a Cadillac Professional Vehicle, you may have a feature called Electronically Controlled Air Suspension....
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... displayed and the traction control system and StabiliTrak® warning light on the instrument panel cluster will come on if there is a problem with the system. When this light and the SERVICE STABILITRAK message are on, the system is not operational. Adjust your ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you ...for evasive action - steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well in emergencies like ...is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... can turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing either hand. But you have to act fast, steer... of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. 4-...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...a reasonable distance. • When it looks like a chance to pass is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and do not get too close. ... the other lane. If the way is clear to pass, you will have a running start that more than makes up for the distance you would lose by dropping back....
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane ...and acceleration - do not have enough friction where the tires meet the road to do what the driver has asked... too much speed or steering in a curve causes tires to slip and lose cornering force. ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... reduced traction, try your best to avoid sudden steering, acceleration, or braking, including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear. Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You may not realize the surface is slippery until your ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving.... driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-... speed roads. Your vehicle's headlamps can light up only so much road ahead...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that the headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you ...; that way, it is easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as the headlamps should be checked... from night blindness - the inability to see in dim light - and are not even aware of it. Driving...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes... water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. ... happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or... car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally....
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than ... have your view restricted by road spray. • Have good tires with proper tread depth. See Tires on page 5-49. Driving Through Flowing Water {CAUTION: Flowing or rushing water creates strong...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways... have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You will want to watch out for what ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors, and glance over your shoulder as often as ... in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Mile for mile, freeways - also called thruways, parkways, expressways, ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... outside? • Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? • Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all ...: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean? • Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for long-distance driving? Are the tires all infl...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... stretch of road with the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy. Do .... Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system, and transaxle. These parts can ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...could crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. thing to know is this: let your engine do some of the slowing down. Shift .... The lower gears help cool your engine and transaxle, and you can... could crash. Always have your engine running and your vehicle in gear...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... tips for winter driving: • Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. • You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Also see Tires on page 5-49. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    Driving on Snow or Ice Most of the time, those places where the tires meet the road probably have good traction. However, if there is snow or ice between the tires and the road, you can have a very slippery ... on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least 4-27
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    Your Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) improves your vehicle's stability when you make a hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have ABS, you will want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry pavement. See Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) on page 4-7. If You Are Caught in a Blizzard If you ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... vehicle, especially any that is blocking your exhaust pipe. And check around again ... keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just idle... run for a while. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. 4-29...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel ... or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When you are stuck, spin ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning... show how much weight it may properly carry, the Tire and Loading Information label and the... Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...Information label also shows the tire size of the original equipment tires (C) and the recommended cold ...nal stage manufacturer's manual or contact them directly. The label shows the original tires installed ...nd the label attached below the door lock post (striker). The tire and loading information ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... 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 ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... (91 kg) × 5 = Available Cargo Weight = Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 0 lbs (0 kg) Refer to your vehicle's Tire and Loading Information label for specific information about your vehicle's capacity weight and seating positions. The combined weight of the driver, passengers, and ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (...cation label is attached to the rear edge of the driver’s door. This label shows the gross weight capacity of... your vehicle, or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. 4-35
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... is a crash, they will keep going. Automatic Level Control This feature keeps the rear of your vehicle level as the load changes....RUN and will automatically adjust vehicle height thereafter. The system may exhaust (lower vehicle height) for up to ten minutes after the ignition key has been turned to...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See Roadside Service on page 7-6. If you want to tow your vehicle .... If your vehicle must be towed, you should use a dolly. See "Dolly Towing" later in this ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    Dolly Towing Towing a Trailer The Cadillac Professional Vehicle cannot tow a trailer. {CAUTION: If... tow your vehicle using a dolly, follow these steps: 1. Put the front wheels on the dolly. ... PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... a trailer. Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder against the drag of the added weight. The engine is required to operate ... km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. It can also ... for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Cadillac Customer Assistance Center Cadillac Motor Car Division P.O. Box 33169 Detroit, MI 48232-5169 In Canada, write to...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...not seal them, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) from your exhaust can get into your vehicle. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-33. Dirt and water can, too. Safety Chains You should always ... cold tires. You will find these numbers on the Tire and Loading Information Label. See Loading Your Vehicle...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    .... Before you start, check the trailer hitch and platform, parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... not shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would... 45 mph (70 km/h) to reduce the possibility of the engine and the transmission overheating. Parking on Hills Turn...trailer, the arrows on your instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burned ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... transaxle fluid (do not overfill), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and ...and hold the pedal down while you: • Start your engine, • Shift into a gear, and • Make sure the parking brake has released.... someone pick up and store the chocks. Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing Your cooling ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... for New Tires ...5-64 Buying New Tires ...5-65 Different Size Tires and Wheels ...5-66 Uniform Tire ... Cleaner/Filter ...5-18 Automatic Transaxle Fluid ...5-19 Engine Coolant ...5-22 Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap ...5-25 Engine Overheating ...5-25 Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode ...5-27
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Tires ...5-88 Sheet Metal Damage ...5-89 Finish Damage...cation Number (VIN) ...5-91 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-91 Electrical System ...5-92 Add-... ...5-96 Capacities and Specifications ...5-101 Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine GM Accessories. California Proposition 65 Warning Most motor ... cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Engine exhaust, many parts and systems (including some ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... own service work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about ...this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-14...and list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See Maintenance Record on ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... rated at 87 octane or higher as soon as possible. Otherwise, you might damage your engine. If you are using gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher and you hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. Fuel Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... now required to contain additives that will help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, ... valves clean, or if your vehicle experiences problems due to dirty injectors or valves, look for...correct and prevent most deposit-related problems. Gasolines containing oxygenates, such as ethers ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... fuel contains MMT. General Motors recommends against the use of such gasolines. Fuels containing MMT can reduce the life of spark plugs and the performance of the emission control system may be affected. ... outside the United States or Canada, the proper fuel may be hard to find. Never use leaded ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...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 ...pressure in the center of the rear edge of the fuel door and it will pop open. To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly counterclockwise....
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...few seconds after you have finished pumping before removing the nozzle. Clean fuel from painted surfaces as soon .... {CAUTION: If a fire starts while you are refueling, do not remove the nozzle. Shut off the .... This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. {CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    Hood Release To lift the hood, use the following steps: 1. Pull the hood release lever with this symbol on it. It is located on the lower left side of the instrument panel. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and find the secondary hood release lever, located ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood, here is what you will see: 4.6L L37 Engine shown, 4.6L LD8 Engine similar 5-12
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...Fluid" under Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-34. D. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap....on page 3-76. You should check your engine oil level regularly; this is an added reminder. Checking...be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop. See...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. Turn the cap counterclockwise to remove it. If ... right kind. This section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see ... area that shows the proper operating range, the engine could be damaged. Be sure to add enough ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do ... 5W-30 is best for your vehicle. Notice: Use only engine oil identified as meeting GM ... Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... will provide easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low ... are all you will need for good performance and engine protection. When the system has calculated ..., it will indicate that an oil change is necessary. A CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message in the Driver Information ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...To reset the message, do the following: 1. Turn the key to the ON position without starting the engine. 2. Press the INFO button on the Driver Information Center (DIC) until OIL ... resets the oil life indicator. 4. Turn the key to OFF. If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message comes back on...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    .... How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To inspect the air cleaner/filter, remove the filter ...lter is required. 1. Loosen and remove the two screws on the top of the engine air cleaner/filter... hinges located on the inboard side of the cover. 3. Remove the engine air cleaner/filter element...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... to check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change the fluid and filter... not drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. Notice: ... out and fall on hot engine or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little fl...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...Then, position the shift lever in PARK (P). 4. Let the engine run at idle for three to five minutes....page 5-12 for more information on location. 1. After removing the engine air cleaner/filter assembly ... your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. 2. With the parking brake applied, place...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12.... in all the way and turn the handle clockwise. Reinstall the engine air cleaner/filter assembly. Notice: Use of the incorrect automatic transaxle fluid may ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 5-25. ... and corrosion. • Help keep the proper engine temperature. Notice: Using coolant other than DEX...corrosion. In addition, the engine coolant may require changing sooner, at the first maintenance service after ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... and/or additives in your vehicle's cooling system, you could damage your vehicle. Use only the proper mixture of the engine coolant listed in this manual for the cooling system. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12 for more ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... surge tank is located toward the rear of the engine compartment on the passenger's side of the vehicle. {CAUTION: Turning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow ... tank pressure cap - even a little - when the engine and radiator are hot. The vehicle must be ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...76 for more information. You will also hear a chime. There is also an engine temperature warning light and/or gage on the instrument panel cluster. See Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light on page 3-65 and Engine Coolant Temperature Gage on page 3-65. 5-25
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...Is Coming From Your Engine An overheat warning, along with a low coolant message, can indicate a serious problem. If you get an engine overheat warning with no low coolant message... see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... road, shift to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) and let the engine idle. 2. Set the climate controls to the highest heat ... lift the hood but to get service help right away. Overheated Engine Protection Operating ... mode, you will notice a loss in power and engine performance. This operating mode allows your ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    Cooling System When you decide it is safe to lift the hood, here is what you will see: 4.6L L37 Engine shown, 4.6L LD8 Engine similar A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans 5-28
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... on a level surface. If there seems to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if ... they are not, your vehicle needs service. Notice: Engine damage from running your.... Notice: Using coolant other than DEX-COOL® may cause premature engine... you do, you can be burned. Do not run the engine if there...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank If you have not found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is visible in the surge tank. If ...the coolant surge tank pressure cap (if equipped), is cool before you do it. See Engine Coolant on page 5-22 for more information. If no coolant is visible in the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... overheat warning. Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a ...cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant .... Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. 1. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...FULL COLD mark on the side of the coolant surge tank. 4.6L L37 Engine shown, 4.6L LD8 Engine similar 4. With the coolant surge tank cap off, start the engine and let it run until you ...upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. By this time, the coolant level inside...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... to the underhood fuse block on the passenger's side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. ... power steering fluid, do the following: 1. Turn the key off and let the engine compartment cool down. 2. Wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... on it. Add washer fluid until the tank is full. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location. • Fill ... could damage the tank if it is completely full. • Do not use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. 5-34
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location and ...: 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 ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... or climates may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something is wrong with your brakes. • Using the wrong fluid..., just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help prevent brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel ..., the balance between your front and rear brakes can change - for the worse. The braking performance you have come to expect can change in many ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... To access the battery, see Rear Underseat Fuse Block on page 5-96. You do not need to access the battery to jump start your vehicle. See Jump Starting on page 5-39. {CAUTION: A battery that is not properly vented can let sulfuric acid fumes into the area under...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... They contain gas that can explode or ignite. • They contain enough electricity to burn you. If you do not follow these steps exactly,... both vehicles can be damaged. Only use vehicles with 12-volt systems with negative grounds to jump start your vehicle. {CAUTION: Batteries have acid that can burn...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...positive (+) jump starting terminal and a remote negative (−) jump starting terminal. 4.6L LD8 Engine shown, 4.6L L37 Engine similar The remote positive (+) terminal is located in the engine compartment on the passenger's side of the vehicle. Lift the red plastic cap...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... to access the battery for jump starting. The remote terminals are for that purpose. CAUTION: (Continued) {CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and ... if you need more light. CAUTION: (Continued) {CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... the dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal on the vehicle with ... good battery and run the engine for a while. 11. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 5-42
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    Notice: If the jumper cables are connected or removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. ... cover to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (−) Terminal (GND) B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... properly prepared as follows: • The vehicle should be placed so the headlamps are 25 ft. (7.6 m) from a light colored wall or other flat surface. • The vehicle must have all four tires on a level surface which is level all the way to the wall or other fl...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... 6. Turn on the low-beam headlamps and place a piece of cardboard or equivalent in front of the headlamp not being aimed. This should allow only the beam of light from the headlamp being aimed to be seen on the flat surface. 2. Find the center line running through the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...under the hood near each headlamp assembly. First lift the flap to access either of them. Each one is the top outboard screw by the " V" on the cover panel next to the aiming flap. The adjustment screw can be turned with a 6 mm hex wrench. 8. Turn the vertical aiming screw until the headlamp ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... types and are removed in different ways. Here's how to remove the wiper blade: 1. Turn the engine off. 2. Lift the windshield wiper arm and blade away from the ...The low beam high intensity discharge lighting system operates at a very high voltage. If you try to service any of the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... remove and replace the wiper blade element do the following: 1. The wiper blade element ... from the wiper blade assembly. 2. To replace the element, start at the heel end of the wiper blade, which ... the blade assembly down toward the windshield to remove it from the wiper arm. 4. Install the new wiper...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. • Overloading your tires can cause overheating... ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty... included with your vehicle's owner manual. • See Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-56 ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... the Tire Identification Number (TIN). The TIN shows the manufacturer and plant code, tire size, and date the tire was manufactured. ...Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-31. Passenger Car Tire Example (A) Tire Size: The tire size is a combination of letters and numbers used to define a particular tireମ.
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Tire Identification Number (TIN). The TIN shows the manufacturer and plant code, tire size, and date the tire was ... type and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire size means the tire is for temporary use only. (G) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specification): ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...a single. For information on recommended tire pressure see Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-56. Light Truck Tire Example (A) Tire Size: The tire size code is a combination of letters and numbers used to define a particular tire's width, height,...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... shows an example of a tire size. (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service Description... P as the first character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set... height-to-width measurements. For example, if the tire size aspect ratio is 60, as shown...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...must always face outward when mounted on a vehicle. Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for air pressure. Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire: A tire used on light duty trucks and some multipurpose passenger vehicles. Load Index: An assigned number ranging from 1 to ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... sidewall of the tire. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: A tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and multipurpose vehicles. Recommended Inflation ...vehicle showing the vehicle's capacity weight and the original equipment tire size and recommended inflation pressure. See "...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... (under-inflation), you can get the following: A Tire and Loading Information label is attached to ..., below the driver's door latch. This label lists your vehicle's original equipment tires and shows ... your vehicle can carry, and an example of the tire and loading information label, see Loading ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire pressure. You cannot tell if your ...has a Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) that sends tire pressure information to the Driver Information Center (DIC). Using the DIC control buttons, the driver is able to check tire pressure levels in all four ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... such that a vehicle can be driven at high speeds, make sure the tires are rated for high speed operation, in excellent condition, and set to...cold tire inflation pressure for the vehicle load. If your vehicle has P235/55R17 or P245/50R18 size tires, and you will be driving at speeds of 100 mph (160...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... A TPMS sensor, mounted onto the vehicle's full-size tire and wheel assembly, transmits tire ... and inflated to the proper pressure. • If your vehicle has P235/60R17 size tires, the cold inflation pressure is ...• If your vehicle has LT235/60R17E size tires, the cold inflation pressure depends ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or ... PRESSURE warning message and low tire pressure light (telltale) will appear at each ignition cycle... Loading Information Label shows the size of your vehicle's original tires and their recommended cold...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...more of the TPMS sensors, rotate the vehicle's tires, or install a full-size spare that has a TPMS ...parking brake. 2. Turn the ignition switch to RUN with the engine off. 3. Press the Driver Information Center ... process can begin. 5. Start with the driver's side front tire. 6. Remove the valve cap...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...you replace one of the road tires with the compact spare, the SERVICE TIRE MONITOR SYSTEM message ...tire containing the TPMS sensor. The SERVICE TIRE MONITOR SYSTEM message is also displayed when a part... missing or inoperable TPMS sensors will cause the service tire monitor message to be displayed. See...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...ve-tire rotation pattern may be used for your professional vehicle, if it has a full-size spare tire and wheel assembly that matches the original equipment ...will need to have the sensors reset after a tire rotation is performed. See Tire Pressure Monitor System on page 5-59...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... under Capacities and Specifications on page 5-101. When It Is Time for New Tires One way to tell when it is time for new tires is to check the... bump, bulge, or split. • The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage that cannot be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. 5-64
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... that are designed to give the same performance and vehicle safety, during normal use, as the original tires. GM's exclusive TPC Spec system ..., they have the same overall diameter as your vehicle's full-size tires and wheels. Because they were designed and developed for use on your vehicle, it is...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    {CAUTION: If you use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after ...See Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-31. Different Size Tires and Wheels If you add ...original equipment wheels and tires, this may affect the way your vehicle performs, including its braking, ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... you add different sized wheels, your vehicle may not provide an acceptable level of performance and ... tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary ...federal safety requirements and additional General Motors Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) standards. 5-67
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... (1.5) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and...excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... factory to give you the longest tire life and best overall performance. Adjustments to wheel alignment ... vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your tires and wheels may need to be rebalanced. ... Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ...in a crash. Use another type of traction device only if its manufacturer recommends it for use on your vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive slowly, ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...your vehicle is designed only for changing a flat tire. If it is used for anything else, you or others ...slips off the jack. Use the jack provided with your vehicle only for changing a flat tire. If... goes flat, the next part shows how to use the jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely. 5-71...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...3-6 for more information. CAUTION: (Continued) 3. Turn off the engine and do not restart while the vehicle ... not move, you should put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be the tire, on the other side, at the opposite end of the vehicle. {...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    When your vehicle has a flat tire, use the following example as a guide to assist you in the placement of wheel blocks. Removing the Spare Tire and ... following information will tell you next how to use the jack and change a tire. 3. Grab the handle and remove the cover. 5-73
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    4. Turn the wing nut to remove the retainer that holds the wrench and jack. 5. Remove the wheel wrench, jack and spare tire from the trunk. See Spare Tire on page 5-81 for more information. The tools you will be using include the jack (A) and the wheel wrench (B). 5-74
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 2. For models with exposed lug nuts, loosen them using the wheel wrench. Do not remove them yet. 1. For models having aluminum wheels with a center wheel cover, use the flat end of the wheel wrench to gently pry the ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. {CAUTION: 3. Find the jacking location from the diagram above and use the corresponding cutouts located in the plastic molding. The front location is (A) 8.5 inches (21 cm) from the rear ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... until the metal flange fits firmly into the channel of the jack head. 6. Put the spare tire near you. 7. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground for the spare tire to fit under the vehicle. 5-77
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    8. Remove all wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 10. Place the spare tire on the wheel-mounting surface. {CAUTION: Rust or dirt ... the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    {CAUTION: Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to come loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...must be raised until the screw end is flush with the edge of the jack. The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. 5-Wheel Nuts 8-Wheel Nuts 13. Tighten the wheel nuts ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...wheel wrench (D) into the center of the compact spare tire making sure to line up the wheel ... hole with the bolt (G) on the compartment floor. 4. Secure the tire and wheel with the retainer (C) and then ... Trunk on page 2-13 A. B. C. D. 2. Reinstall the spare tire (F) with the valve stem up, and line ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... finish your trip and have the full-size tire repaired or replaced at your convenience. Of... best to replace the spare with a full-size tire as soon as possible. The spare tire will last longer and...ation and loading your vehicle. For instructions on how to remove, install or store a spare tire, see ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... in your vehicle’s breathing space. Before using cleaners, read and adhere to all safety instructions on the label. While cleaning your vehicleମ. ventilation by opening your vehicle’s doors and windows. Dust may be removed from small buttons and knobs using a small brush with soft bristles. Your ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ...• For solid dry soils: remove as much as possible and then vacuum. To clean, use the following instructions: 1. Saturate a lint-free, clean white cloth with ... cleaning cloth remains clean. 5. If the soil is not completely removed, use a mild soap solution and repeat the cleaning ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...Plastic Surfaces A soft cloth dampened with water may be used to remove dust. If a more thorough cleaning .... Leather A soft cloth dampened with water may be used to remove dust. If a more thorough cleaning ...Never use shoe polish on your leather. Wood Panels Use a clean cloth moistened in warm, soapy...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...soap. Do not use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Be sure to rinse the vehicle well, removing all soap... and Lubricants on page 6-12. 5-86 Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, ...a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under Washing Your ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that... If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter...stick to the wiper blades and affect their performance. Clean the blade by wiping vigorously with a cloth ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...-plated wheels through an automatic car wash that uses silicone carbide tire cleaning brushes. Do not ... brushes can also damage the surface of these wheels. Tires To clean the tires, use a stiff brush with tire cleaner. Notice: Using petroleum-based tire dressing products on your vehicle may damage ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...will provide the corrosion protection while maintaining the warranty. Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on ... such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection. At...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... Removes swirl marks, fine scratches, and other light surface contamination. Removes light scratches and protects finish. Cleans, shines,...one step. No wiping necessary. Medium foaming shampoo. Cleans and lightly waxes. Biodegradable and phosphate free. Quickly removes spots and stains from carpets,...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    Vehicle Identification Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Engine Identification The eighth character in the VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your vehicle's engine, specifications, and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... Before attempting to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle... wiring system has four individual fuses. An electrical overload will cause the lamps to go on and ...wiper motor. If the fuse blows, there is an electrical problem. Be sure to have it fixed. 5-92
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... The fuses are located in two fuse blocks, one located in the engine compartment, and the other under the rear seat. If a ... combination of fuses and circuit breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    Fuses F1 F2 F3 F4 5-94 Usage Spare Driver's Side Low Beam Passenger's Side Low Beam Airbag Fuses F5 F6 F7 F8 Usage Powertrain Control Module Transaxle Spare Spare
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ...Washer Pump Spare Climate Controls Spare Fog Lamps Horn Windshield Wiper Lamp Lamp Oxygen Sensor Powertrain Engine Control Module Crank Electric Ignition Air Conditioning Air Solenoid Engine Control Module, Transaxle Control Module Spare Spare Spare Spare J-Case...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... parts, and do not store anything under the seats. To remove the rear seat cushion, do the following: 1. Pull up on the front of the cushion to release the ... hooks. 2. Pull the cushion up and out toward the front of the vehicle. To access the fuse block, pull out and lift up ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ...slots in the seat cushion. Do not let the safety belts get twisted. 2. Slide the rear of the cushion up and under the seatback so the rear-locating guides hook into the wire loops on the back frame. {CAUTION: A safety belt that is not properly routed through the seat cushion or is twisted will not ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    J-Case Fuses JC1 JC2 JC3 Usage Climate Control Fan Rear Defogger (Option) Automatic Leveling Control/Compressor Usage Amplifier Navigation (Option) Fuses F3 F4 F5 F6 Fuses F1 F2 5-98 F7 F8 Usage Interior Lamps Courtesy Lamps, Passenger's Side Turn Signal Canister Vent Electronic Suspension ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ...Signal Not Used Center High-Mounted Stoplamp, Back-up Lamps Rear Door ...Passenger Door Module Trunk Release (Option) Heated/Cooled Seats (Option) Not Used ... F48 F49 Usage Not Used Instrument Panel Harness Module Rear Heated... (Option) Rear Climate Control Not Used Heated/Cooled Seats, Ignition 3 (Option...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... Run (Option) Park Lamps (Option) Front Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Fan Trunk Release Fuel Pump Door Unlatch, License Plate Lamp (Option) Door Lock Door Unlock Overhead Lamps (Option) Stoplamps (Option) Not Used Rear Defogger (Option) Electronic Leveling Control Compressor 5-100
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ...12 for more information. Capacities Application Cooling System Engine Oil with Filter Fuel Tank Transaxle Wheel Nut ... to the approximate level as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. Engine Specifications Engine 4.6L DOHC V8 4.6L DOHC V8 VIN Code Y 9 Transaxle Automatic ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ✍ NOTES 5-102
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-9 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-9 At Least Once a Month ...Introduction ...6-2 Maintenance Requirements ...6-2 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Using the Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Additional Required Services ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    Maintenance Schedule Introduction Important: Keep engine oil at the proper level and change as ...air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or the wrong tire inflation can increase the level of... and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine GM parts. If you want to purchase service ...fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 5-5. The services in Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 should be performed when indicated. See Additional ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... technicians who will perform this work using genuine GM parts and reset the system. If the engine oil... resetting the system. When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message appears, certain services, checks, and ...required more often. Maintenance I - Use Maintenance I if the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    Scheduled Maintenance Service Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page 5-13. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil Life System on page 5-16. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for any leaks or damage. See footnote (k). Inspect engine air cleaner filter. If necessary,...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components. Replace engine air cleaner...filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-18. Throttle body service. An Emission ...Service. Except Professional Vehicle: Engine cooling system service (or every five years, whichever ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... (Kilometers) Professional Vehicle Only: Engine cooling system service (or every five years,... first). An Emission Control Service. See footnote (j). Inspect engine accessory drive belt... that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... complex; you should have your dealer perform this service. See Engine Coolant on page 5-22 for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure ... regularly under dusty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change. (n) Visually inspect belt for fraying,...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...page 5-72. At Each Fuel Fill It is important to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine ...may be required for high mileage highway drivers prior to the Engine Oil Life System service notification. Check the tires for wear and, if necessary, rotate ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... 2-29. Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start the engine in each gear. The vehicle should ...the engine off, turn the ignition to RUN, but do not start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ...s holding ability: With the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure ... dealer if service is required. • To check the PARK (P) mechanism’s holding ability: With the engine running,... your GM Goodwrench® dealer if service is required. Parking Brake and Automatic ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ..., or specification may be obtained from your dealer. Fluid/Lubricant Engine oil which meets GM Standard GM6094M and displays the ... page 5-13. 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable ® Engine Coolant water and use only DEX-COOL Coolant. See Engine Coolant on page 5-22. Hydraulic Brake Delco® Supreme 11 ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ...identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Element Engine Oil Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter Element Spark Plugs Wiper Blade 21.7 in (55.0 cm) Driver's ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. See Maintenance Requirements on... maintenance receipts. Maintenance Record Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-14
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-15
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-16
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... ...7-14 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-14 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-14 Customer Assistance and ...Customer Assistance Offices ...7-4 GM Mobility Reimbursement Program ...7-5 Roadside Service ...7-6 Courtesy Transportation ...7-7 Vehicle Data Collection and Event ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... goodwill are important to your dealer and to Cadillac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be...Centre by calling 1-888-446-2000. 7-2 For resolution of issues related to the Cadillac Professional Vehicle, contact 1-800-43-FLEET (1-800-433-5338). We ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    .... The Online Owner Center allows you to: • Get e-mail service reminders. • Access information about your specific vehicle, including tips and videos and an electronic version of this owner's manual (United States only). • Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Cadillac has TTY equipment available ... Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Cadillac by dialing: 1-800-833-CMCC (2622). (... 1-800-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices Cadillac encourages customers to call the toll-free number ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ..., or to determine your vehicle's eligibility, visit gmmobility.com or call the GM Mobility Assistance Center at 1-800-323-9935. Text telephone (TTY) users, call 1-800-833-9935. GM of Canada also has a Mobility Program. Call 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483) for details. TTY users call 1-800-263-3830. 7-5
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... and, where available, a Cadillac trained dealer technician who can provide on-site service. Each... in the United States and Canada. Cadillac Owner Privileges™ Roadside Service provides several... Road Service is performed on site for the following situations: Towing Service Battery Jump Starting...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...have your car towed to the nearest Cadillac dealership. Roadside Service for the Hearing or Speech Impaired ... States or Canada 1-888-889-2438 - daily, 24 hours. Reaching Roadside Service...: • A description of the problem • Name, home address, home telephone number • Location of your Cadillac...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... immediately, keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please call your dealership, let them know this, and ask for instructions. If the dealer requests that you simply drop the vehicle off for service, you are ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ...and control several aspects of the vehicle's performance. Your vehicle uses on-board vehicle computers ...vehicle and how it was operated, such as data related to engine speed, brake application, throttle position,... recorded. This information has been used to improve vehicle crash performance and may ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... by a qualified technician using the proper equipment and quality replacement parts. Poorly performed collision repairs will diminish your vehicle's resale value, and safety performance can be compromised in subsequent collisions. • as part of GM's defense of ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ...to maintain your vehicle's originally designed appearance and safety performance, however, the history of these parts is not known. Such ...a result, these parts may fit poorly, exhibit premature durability/corrosion problems, and may not perform properly in subsequent collisions. Aftermarket parts ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... if its position puts you in danger or you are instructed to move it by a police officer. • If possible,...your vehicle cannot be driven, know where the towing service will be taking it. Get a card from the tow truck ... make sure you understand what work will be performed on your vehicle. If you have ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... limits, your insurance company may initially value the repair using aftermarket parts. Discuss this with your repair professional, and insist on ..., it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or General Motors. To ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, ... us. Please call us at 1-800-458-8006, or write: Cadillac Customer Assistance Center Cadillac ... us at 1-888-446-2000. Or, write: Canadian Cadillac Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 General...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ...to provide basic operational information about the vehicle. The owner's manual will include the Maintenance Schedule for all models. ...: Includes a Portfolio, Owner's Manual, and Warranty Booklet. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $35.00 Without Portfolio: Owner's Manual only. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $25.00 ORDER ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ✍ NOTES 7-16
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... Electrical Equipment ...5-92 Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine ...5-18 Air Conditioning ...3-44 Airbag Passenger Status Indicator ...3-59 Readiness Light ...3-58 Airbag Sensing and Diagnostic Module ...(ABS) ...4-7 Anti-Lock Brake, System Warning Light ...3-63 Appearance Care Aluminum or Chrome-Plated...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... Position, Safety Belts ...1-24 Center Seat ...1-8 Chains, Tire ...5-70 Charging System Light ...3-61 Check Engine Light ...3-66 B Battery ...5-37 Exterior Lighting Battery Saver ...3-35 Inadvertent Power Saver ...3-37 Load Management ...3-37 Before Leaving ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... ...1-28 Content Theft-Deterrent ...2-19 Control of a Vehicle ...4-5 Convenience Net ...2-50 Coolant Engine Temperature Gage ...3-65 Engine Temperature Warning Light ...3-65 Heater, Engine ...2-25 Surge Tank Pressure Cap ...5-25 Cooled Seats ...1-4 Cooling System ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... Defects to the United States Government ...7-13 Roadside Service ...7-6 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-14 D ...124 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-4 Door Central Door Unlocking System ...2-11 ...26 Dual Climate Control System ...3-44 E Electrical System Add-On Equipment ...Fuses and ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ... Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-18 Battery ...5-37 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...3-66 Coolant ...5-22 Coolant Heater ...2-25 Coolant ... (EDR) ...7-9 Extender, Safety Belt ...1-31 Exterior Lamps ...3-30 Exterior Lighting Battery Saver ...3-35 F Filter Engine Air Cleaner ...5-18 Finish Damage ...5-89...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    G Gage Engine Coolant Temperature ...3-65 Fuel ...3-70 Speedometer ...3-57 Tachometer ...3-57 Garage ...to-Pass ...3-13 High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting ...5-47 High/Low Beam Changer ...3-9 ... Heated Steering Wheel ...3-7 Heater ...3-44 Highbeam On Light ...3-70 Highway Hypnosis ...4-24 Hill and ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... ...2-3 L Labeling, Tire Sidewall ...Lamps Battery Load Management ...Cornering ...Courtesy ...Exterior ...Exterior Lighting Battery Saver ...Fog ...Inadvertent Power Battery Saver ...1-43 3-58 3-63 3-62 3-61 Light (cont.) Cruise Control ...Engine Coolant Temperature Warning ...Fog ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ... Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-12 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Using ...6-2 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Malfunction Indicator Light ...3-66 Massaging Lumbar Controls ...1-3 Memory Mirrors ...2-51 Memory Seat ...2-51 Memory Steering Wheel ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    O Odometer ...3-57 Off-Road Recovery ...4-13 Oil Engine ...5-13 Pressure Light ...3-68 Oil, Engine Oil Life System ... Mirror ...2-42 Heated Mirrors ...2-42 Power Foldaway Mirrors ...2-41 Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode ...5-27 Owner Checks and Services ...6-9 Owners, Canadian ...ii P ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... Front Passenger Position, Safety Belts ...1-23 Roadside Service ...7-6 Rocking Your Vehicle to Get it Out ...4-31 Running the Engine While Parked ...2-34 S Safety Belt Passenger Reminder Light ...3-58 Pretensioners ...1-31 Reminder Light ...3-57
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-5 California Proposition 65 Warning ...5-3 Doing Your Own Work ...5-4 Engine Soon Light ...3-66 Publications Ordering Information ...7-14 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-70 Setting ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    StabiliTrak® System ...4-10 StabiliTrak® Indicator Light ...3-64 Starting Your Engine ...2-24 Steering ...4-11 Steering Wheel Controls, Audio ...3-122 Steering Wheel Controls, Memory ...2-51 Steering Wheel, Heated ...3-7 Steering Wheel, ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ... Control System (TCS) ...4-9 Control System Warning Light ...3-64 Magnetic Ride Control ...4-10 StabiliTrak®...38 Understanding Radio Reception ...3-123 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...5-67 Universal Home Remote System ...2-45 Operation ...2-46 W Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators ...3-55 Warnings ...
  • 2006 Cadillac DTS | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ....) Other Warning Devices ...3-6 Safety and Symbols ...iii Vehicle Damage ...iv Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-69 Different Size ...5-66 Replacement ...5-69 Where to Put the Restraint ...1-42 Windows ...2-15 Power ...2-16 Windshield Rainsense™ ...



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