2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup Owner's Manual

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup Manual

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup manual table of contents:

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    2002 Chevrolet Silverado Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number C2215 A First Edition ECopyright General Motors Corporation 06/18/01 All Rights Reserved i
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    We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name SILVERADO are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This ...road. If you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it....
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    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you ... this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words work together to explain things...
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    ..., this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice ... use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE. D D D D "Engine Compartment Overview" "Instrument Panel" "Comfort Controls" "Audio Systems" Also see "Warning Lights and Gages" in the Index. iv...
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    These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle: v
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    Model Reference This manual covers these models: Regular Cab Pickup Crew CabR Extended Cab Pickup Chassis Cab vi
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    .... You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. 1-2 1-10 1-15 1-16 1-16 1-23 1-24 1-24 1-... Properly Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position Air Bag System Center Passenger Position 1-36 1-40 1-42 1-...
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    ...: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could ... when you don't want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. If your vehicle has a manual bucket or a split bench seat, you can ...
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    Manual Lumbar Control (If Equipped) If your vehicle has a lumbar adjustment, the knob is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. Power Seat(s) (If Equipped) To increase or decrease support, turn the knob toward the front or rear of the vehicle. Operating effort can be reduced if ...
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    ...€ in the Index for further information. To increase or decrease support, press and hold the front or rear of... when the lower seatback reaches the desired level of support. You can also reshape the side ... of the lower seatback for more lateral support. To increase or decrease support, press and hold ...
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    ...€™s heated seat is located on the passenger’s door panel. It does not store the lumbar or back ... for a second driver, follow the preceding steps, but press the other number on the memory control....seats, press the button a third time. An indicator light will illuminate for each heat setting anytime ...
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    Reclining Seatbacks To adjust the front seatback, lift the manual lever located on the outboard side of the seat. Release the lever to lock ...€ in the Index for further information on how to operate the reclining seatback feature. But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. 1-6...
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    ... injuries. The lap belt can't do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well ...
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    .... They work the same as the front seat head restraints, except they do not tilt forward or rearward. The seatbacks fold forward to let you access the rear of the cab. To fold a front seatback forward, lift the lever at the base of the seat to ...
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    Rear Seat (Extended Cab) Folding the Rear Seat The extended cab's rear seat can be folded up to provide ... it latches. 2. After pulling the seat cushion down, pull up on it to make sure it is locked. Rear Seat (Crew Cab)R The second row rear seat has a 60/40 split seat. Either side of the rear seat ...
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    ... on the driver's side seatback are accessible to the outboard and center occupant and are not under the seat cushions. Safety Belts: They're... also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the air bag system. 2. After folding the seat cushion fully forward, pull...
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    ...are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle ...Why Safety Belts Work Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See "Safety...
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    Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. Put someone on it. 1-12
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    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-13
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    or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. 1-14
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    ... are belted. If my vehicle has air bags, why should I have to wear ... belts? Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. But ... work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever... if you're in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle...
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    ... and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for everyone's protection. ... to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We'll start with the driver position. Driver Position This part describes the driver's ...
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    4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much ...
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    ... 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 into the buckle nearest you. A: The belt is buckled in the wrong ...
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    ... like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries. Be sure the belt goes under the armrests. A: The belt is over an armrest. 1-20
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across ...
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    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don't wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you...
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    ... are designed to work with safety belts, but don't replace them. Air bags are designed to work only in... should wear a safety belt properly -- whether or not there's an air bag for that person. Right Front Passenger ...belt go back all the way and start again. Air Bag System This part explains the ...
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    ...: Anyone who is up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not .... Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children ...
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    There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. How the Air Bag System Works The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the ...
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    ... If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force ...causing severe injury or even death. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. Don't put... steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering. The right front passenger's ...
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    ... a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers, rear impacts, ..., stopping the occupant more gradually. But air bags would not help you in many types ..., primarily because an occupant's motion is not toward those air bags. Air bags should never ...
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    ... in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to ... system commands air bag inflation and driver's safety belt usage at deployment. The module also records speed, engine rpm, brake and throttle data. 1-29
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    .... See your dealer for service. Air Bag Off Switch (Regular Cab and Extended Cab Models) If your ... the driver's or the right front passenger's air bag, the bag may not work properly. You may ... and the instrument panel for the right front passenger's air bag. Do not open or break the ...
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    This switch should only be turned to AIR BAG OFF if the person in the right front passenger's position is a member of a passenger risk group identified by the national government as follows: Infant. An infant (less than 1 year old) must ride in the front seat because: Child age 1 to 12. A child ...
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    ... which, according to his or her physician: D causes the passenger air bag to pose a special risk for the passenger; and ...in, and move the switch to AIR BAG OFF. The AIR BAG OFF light will come on to let you ... until you turn it back on again, and the AIR BAG OFF light will stay on to remind you that ...
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    CAUTION: If the air bag readiness light ever comes on when you have turned off the ...whom the national government has identified as a member of a passenger air bag risk group sit in the right front ...) until you have your vehicle serviced. To turn the right front passenger's air bag on again, insert ...
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    ...on your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle Q: ...
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    ... if I add a snow plow? Will it keep the air bags from working properly? We've designed our air bag systems to work properly under a wide range of conditions,... your vehicle, and it may cause an air bag inflation. Lap Belt If ... in a center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no ...
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    .... And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same...
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    Lap-Shoulder Belt (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how...the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the...
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    3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely to slide ...
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    The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash. The safety belt also locks 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 ...
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    ..., your vehicle has shoulder belt comfort guides. This feature will provide added safety belt ... adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck ... restraints and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Hereମ.
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    2. 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 guide must be on top of the belt. 1-41
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    ... provided by the appropriate restraint. Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there...Rear Seat Passenger Positions (Extended Cab and Crew Cab)" earlier in this section. Make ...crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so ...
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    ...person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. CAUTION: (Continued) 1-43
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    ...A: Children who are up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or .... Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children ... take into consideration not only the child's weight, height and age but also whether ...
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    CAUTION: Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn infant’s neck is weak ...€™s hip bones are still so small that the vehicle’s regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may settle up ...
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    ... 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 (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system ...
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    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 have...
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    ... it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint ...a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy from the ...
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    ... a rear seating position of an extended cab model, especially in the rear center position, be sure to study the instructions that came with your child restraint to see ...of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Be sure to turn off the air bag ...
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    ... injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Be sure to turn off ... -- even when no child is in it. Where to Put the Restraint (Crew Cab Pickup) Accident statistics show ...
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    ... injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-... child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rear-facing ...always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours ...
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    ... the top strap anchored, you'll be ready to secure the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. In the United ...
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    ...front passenger seat behind the seat, near the floor. If your vehicle is a regular cab model, there is also a top strap anchor for the right front passenger ... be ready to secure the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. 1-53
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    Rear Seat Top Strap Anchors (Extended Cab Models) If your vehicle is an extended cab model, you'll find the top strap anchors for the rear seating positions near the top ... loop on the seatback. Then, attach the top strap to the anchor point at the center rear seating position. 1-54
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    Rear Seat Top Strap Anchors (Crew Cab Models) When using a child restraint with a top strap in the center rear position, route the top strap ... when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. If your vehicle is a Crew Cab model, you'll find top strap anchors ...
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    ... meets the seat cushion. For front passenger seat positions, there is an anchor behind and to the bottom of the seat to secure the top strap. For rear center seat positions, there is an anchor near the driver's side rear seat head restraint. To assist you in locating the lower anchors for this ...
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    In order to use the system, you need either a forward-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B) at its base and a top tether anchor (C), or a rear-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B), as shown here. With this system, use the LATCH system instead of the vehicle's ...
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    ... or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint. See "Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position (Extended Cab and Crew Cab)" or "Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position" in the Index for...
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    ... Rear Outside Seat Position (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) There is limited space in... child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in... and as the instructions say. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the...
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    3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-60
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    5. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. If you're 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. 6. Push and pull the child ...
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    ...Position Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) Don't use child restraints in this ... won't work properly. If you have an extended cab or a Crew Cab pickup, you can secure a child restraint in the center rear seat position....
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    There is limited space in the rear seating area of an extended cab model. If you want to secure a child restraint in a rear seating position of an extended cab model, especially in the rear center position, be sure to study the instructions that came with your child restraint to see if there is ...
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    3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. To ...
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    ...Children (LATCH)” in the Index. Crew Cab Models: Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a... Cab and Extended Cab Models: Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Thereମ.can use to turn off the right front passenger’s air bag when you want to secure a rear-facing ...
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    ... front seat. CAUTION: If the air bag readiness light ever comes on when you... bag system. The right front passenger's air bag could inflate even though... you have your vehicle serviced. See "Air Bag Off Switch" in the Index... you have your vehicle serviced. See "Air Bag Off Switch" in the Index...
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    ... the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Your vehicle has a right front passenger's air bag. If your vehicle is a regular cab or an extended cab and you are using a rear-facing child ...
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    5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 6. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to...
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    ... in a regular cab pickup or an extended cab pickup, turn on the right front passenger's air bag when you remove the rear-facing child restraint from the ... Switch" in the Index. CAUTION: If the right front passenger's air bag is turned off for a person who isn't in a risk ...
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    ...the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the ...that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up,...
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    ... a time. Q: A: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is very close to the child's face or neck? Move the child toward the center of the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child's ...
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    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 ...
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    ...LATCH system wasn't being used at the time of the collision. If an air bag inflates, you'll need to... system parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier in this section. Checking Your Restraint Systems... have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) ...
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    ...73 2-90 2-94 2-96 2-98 2-115 Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Models Only) Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transmission) Manual Selectable Ride (If Equipped) Locking Rear Axle (If...
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    ... or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. Manual Windows Turn the hand crank on each door to manually raise or lower the manual windows. 2-2
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    ...Your power windows will work when the ignition has been turned to ACCESSORY or RUN or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See "Retained ... by pressing the opposite side of the switch. To open the window partway, lightly tap the switch until the window is at the desired position. If your ...
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    Lock-Out Switch If you have power windows on a Crew CabR, the Swing-Out Windows (Extended Cab) To open a rear swing-out window, ... the driver's door button labeled WINDOW LOCK is engaged. When the button is not engaged, the rear power windows will operate. The latch will ...
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    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-5
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    ... that can help prevent theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your ...have a key that locks and unlocks only the center floor console (if equipped). If you ever do get locked out of your vehicle, call the GM Roadside Assistance Center. See "Roadside Assistance" in the Index. If your ...
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    Door Locks CAUTION: Unlocked doors can be dangerous. D Passengers -- especially children -- can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle won't open it. You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren't ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... power door locks will also automatically lock when the vehicle is out of PARK (P), or for manual transmission, when the vehicle reaches 15 mph (24 km/h). To unlock the doors, refer to the instructions listed previously. The automatic locking feature can be disabled, if ...
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    ... once the key is removed from the ignition. The following instructions detail how to program your door locks.... four programming options and follow the instructions. You will have thirty seconds to complete... mode.) If the lock/unlock switches are not pressed while in the programming mode, the automatic...
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    The following is a list of the available programming options: Lockout Prevention To protect you from locking your key in the vehicle, this feature stops the power door locks from locking when the key is in the ignition and a door is open. If the power lock switch is pressed when a door is open and...
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    Child Security Locks (Crew Cabs) (If Equipped) With this feature, you can lock the rear side doors so that they cannot be opened from the inside by passengers. Your vehicle may have one of the two child security lock labels shown. This feature is located on the inside edge...
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    ... remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer ...or objects may be D Check to determine if battery replacement or resynchronization is necessary. See the instructions that follow. qualified technician for service. D If you're still having trouble, see...
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    ...door. The parking lamps will flash and the interior lights will come on. Pressing UNLOCK again within ...unlock. The parking lamps will flash and the interior lights will come on. LOCK: Pressing this button once ... coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. Each vehicle...
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    ...entry transmitter, do the following: NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these ...(+) side up. 3. Align the covers and snap them together. 4. Resynchronize the transmitter. 5. Check the operation of the transmitter. 2-14
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    ... be necessary due to the security method used by this system. The transmitter does not send the same signal twice to the receiver. The receiver will not .... The door locks should cycle to confirm synchronization. If the locks do not cycle, see your dealer for service. Rear Doors Your vehicle may be ...
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    ... it latches. After you put the tailgate back up, pull it back towards you to be sure it latches securely. If your vehicle is a Crew Cab, you can open your doors from the inside or outside. Your vehicle may also have a feature which prevents children from ...
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    Tailgate Removal The tailgate on your vehicle can be removed to allow for different loading situations. Although the tailgate can be removed without assistance, you may want someone to assist you with the removal to avoid possible damage to the vehicle. To remove the tailgate, do the following: 1. ...
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    ...with you. Always do this. If you have a manual transmission, your steering wheel will be locked, ... doors with the power door locks, the driver's door will not stay locked. This will help to keep you from ... your keys in the vehicle. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... activate if you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door lock. It activates only if you use ... the remote keyless entry transmitter, the door does not need to be open. 3. Close all doors. The ... go off after approximately 15 seconds. The alarm is not armed until the SECURITY message goes off. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    .... If a correct key is not used or the ignition lock cylinder is tampered with, fuel is disabled. If the engine stalls and the SECURITY message flashes, ... the Index). See your dealer for service. In an emergency, call the GM Roadside Assistance Center. See "Roadside Assistance" in ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... (322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings aren't yet broken in. Hard stops with ...-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. D Don't tow a trailer during break-in.... the radio, power windows and the windshield wipers when the engine is off. Push in the key and turn it toward ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...while the engine is off (for example, if your vehicle is being pushed). D (RUN): This is the position for driving. E (START): This position starts your engine. CAUTION: On manual transmission vehicles, turning the key to LOCK will lock the steering ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...Transmission) The ignition key cannot be removed from the ignition of manual transmission vehicles unless the key release ...power windows and overhead console will work when the ignition key is in RUN or ACCESSORY. Once the key ... and turn the key to LOCK. Do not hold the button in while turning the key...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go ... be in neutral and the parking brake engaged. Hold the clutch pedal to the floor and start the engine. Your vehicle won't start if the clutch pedal is not all the way ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... let go of the key. 2. If your engine still won't start (or starts but then stops), it ... You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should ...adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you don't, your engine might not perform ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... electrical cord. The cord is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment, near the power steering fluid ...grounded 110-volt AC outlet. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Automatic Transmission Operation If your vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, it features an electronic shift position indicator within the instrument panel cluster. This display must be powered anytime the shift lever is capable of being moved out of PARK (P). This means that if ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...rear wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily...Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...PRNDL if the shift inhibitor is active. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving,...CAUTION: Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... driving, however it offers more power and lower fuel economy than DRIVE (D). SECOND (2): This position gives you more power but lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2) on... want to use your brakes off and on. If you manually select SECOND (2) in a light duty automatic transmission,...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...(1): This position gives you even more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep hills, or in deep...or colder, your transmission is designed to shift differently until the engine reaches normal operating temperature. This is intended to improve heater...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    Manual Transmission Operation Five-Speed (VORTEC 6000 V8 Engine) Here's how to operate your transmission. FIRST (1): Press the ...to downshift into SECOND (2) at excessive vehicle speeds, the shift lever will not move into the SECOND (2) position until the vehicle speed ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...to NEUTRAL. NEUTRAL: Use this position when you start or idle your engine. REVERSE (R): To back up, first... (VORTEC 4300 V6 and 4800 V8 Engines) Here's how to operate your transmission: FIRST (1): ..., use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake, when turning off your engine and parking your vehicle....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    NEUTRAL: Use this position when you start or idle your engine. REVERSE (R): To back up, first press down the...your transmission. Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake, when turning off your engine and parking your vehicle. This six-speed pattern is unique to GM manual transmissions. The ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... the accelerator pedal. NEUTRAL: Use this position when you start or idle your engine. REVERSE (R): To back up, press the clutch pedal. Wait for the vehicle to stop moving .... Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake, when turning off your engine and parking your vehicle. 2-...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...down more than one gear at a time when you downshift. Do not allow the engine rpm to overspeed and enter the tachometer red lines. Engine overspeed occurs ... your engine speed drops below 600 rpm, or if the engine is not running smoothly, you should downshift to the next lower...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... show you when to shift to the next higher gear for best fuel economy. When this light comes on, you can shift to the next higher gear if weather, road and traffic conditions allow. For the best fuel economy, accelerate slowly and shift when the light comes on. While you accelerate, it is ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... to release the parking brake. If the ignition is on when the parking brake is released, the brake system warning light will go off. Shifting Into PARK (P)...(P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... position like this: D Move the lever up as far as it will go. D Pull the shift lever toward you. 3. Be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear -- not in NEUTRAL (N). 4. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 5. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with ... So be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear -- not in NEUTRAL. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even catch fire...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... you want. If you ever hold the brake pedal down but still can't shift out of... 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift the vehicle to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and then... 5. Have the system fixed as soon as you can. Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission Models Only)...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can't see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: D Your exhaust system sounds strange or different....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Running Your Engine While You're Parked (Automatic Transmission) It's better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    .... The following guide can also be used to help determine the best setting. NORMAL: The indicator light will be ...system as follows: D For optimum ride comfort in an unloaded vehicle the button should be out and the indicator light will not be illuminated. This switch position indicates NORMAL levels ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ..., your locking rear axle can give you additional traction on snow, mud, ice, sand or gravel. It works like a standard axle most of the time, but when one of the rear wheels has no traction and the other does, this feature will allow the wheel with traction to move the vehicle. NOTICE: Driving in ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Manual Transfer Case (If Equipped) The 4WD indicator will light up when you shift into four-wheel drive and the front axle engages. Some delay between shifting and the indicator's lighting is normal. The transfer case shift lever is on the floor to the right of the driver. Use ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... situations. Your front axle is not engaged in two-wheel drive. This setting also provides the best fuel economy. 4-Wheel High (4HI): Use 4HI when you ...or someone else could be seriously injured. Be sure to set the parking brake before placing the transfer case in NEUTRAL. See "Parking...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    .../h) and shift an automatic transmission into NEUTRAL (N), or with a manual transmission, press the clutch pedal. 2. Shift the...(4HI) or 4-Wheel Low (4LO) may reduce fuel economy. Also, driving in four-wheel drive... your transfer case harder to shift and run noisier. Automatic Transfer Case (If Equipped...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... situations. Your front axle is not engaged in two-wheel drive. This setting also provides the best fuel economy. AUTO 4WD: This setting is ideal for use when ... four-wheel drive. Driving in this mode results in slightly lower fuel economy than 2HI. Shifting the transfer case to NEUTRAL ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... on the ignition and one will stay on. If the lights do not come on, you should take your vehicle to your dealer for service. An indicator light will flash while the transfer case is ... gear and/or moving, the 4LO indicator light will flash for 30 seconds and not complete the shift unless ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...moving, the 4HI, AUTO 4WD or 2HI indicator light will flash for 30 seconds but will not complete the shift unless your vehicle is ... case to NEUTRAL do the following: 1. Make sure the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll: 2. Set the parking brake. 3. Start the vehicle or turn the ignition to RUN...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    .... 2. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL (N) and turn the ignition to RUN with the engine off. 3. Press the button for the desired transfer case ... has shifted out of NEUTRAL the red light will go out. 5. You may start the engine and shift the transmission to the desired position. Electronic Transfer ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... when you turn on the ignition and the last chosen setting will stay on. If the lights do not come on, you should take your vehicle in for service. An indicator light will flash while shifting. It will remain illuminated when the shift is completed. If ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...vehicle is in gear and/or moving, the 4LO indicator light will flash for 30 seconds and not complete the shift unless your vehicle is ...switch is pressed when your vehicle is in gear and/or moving, the 4HI indicator light will flash for 30 seconds but will not complete the shift unless the vehicle is ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... pedal. 2. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL (N) and turn the ignition to RUN with the engine off. 3. Press the button for the desired transfer case shift ... case has shifted out of NEUTRAL the red light will go out. 5. You may start the engine and shift the transmission to the desired position. 2-55
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... the 4 Wheel Steer button until the 2WS indicator, located to the right of the 4 Wheel Steer button, lights up. If the 2WS indicator is flashing you will have to center the steering wheel by turning it to the left or right. If you want to use tire chains, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... Steer button, lights up. If the 4WS indicator is flashing you will have to center the steering ...4WS mode, but is enhanced for trailer towing. It is recommended for all types and weights of trailers....indicators light up on the instrument panel. If the TOW indicator is flashing you will have to center ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... conveyor rails and/or stationary washes with at least 82 inches (208 cm) between the rails. Before using the car wash check with the manager. Horn To sound the horn, press the center pad on the steering wheel. 2-58
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    Tilt Wheel A tilt wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can raise it to the highest level to give your legs more room when you exit and enter your vehicle. The tilt steering wheel lever is located on the lower left side of the column. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...lane change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete your ... may be burned out and other drivers may not see your turn signal. If a bulb is...the arrows don't go on at all when you signal a turn, check for burned-out bulbs or a blown fuse (see "...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    .... To use it, pull the turn signal lever toward you, but not so far that you hear it click. If your headlamps are off or on low-beam, your high-... all the way toward you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel cluster also will be on. 2-61
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... a single wiping cycle, turn the band to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after one wipe. If you want more... speed 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 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... use cruise control on slippery roads. D This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km/h). If you apply your brakes, or press the clutch pedal (if equipped), the cruise control will disengage. 2-63
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... off the accelerator pedal. United States Canada The CRUISE light on the instrument panel will illuminate when the cruise control is engaged. ... at a desired speed and then you apply the brake or press the clutch pedal (if equipped). This, of course, disengages the cruise control. But you don't ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... your speed. When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down. Of course, applying the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers ... amounts, press the SET D Step lightly on the brake pedal. D Step lightly on the clutch pedal (if equipped)....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... Lamps Taillamps License Plate Lamps Instrument Panel Lights Roof Marker Lamps (If Equipped) (Headlamps): ... on the headlamps, together with the previously listed lamps and lights. You can switch your headlamps from high ... on and off. Have your headlamp wiring checked right away if this happens. 2-66
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... panel lights. The radio lights will also be dim. Your vehicle is equipped with a light sensor located on the top of the instrument panel in the defroster grille. Be sure it is not covered, or the system will be on whenever the ignition is...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    .... D the ignition is on, D the exterior lamps control is in automatic headlamp mode, D the automatic transmission is not in PARK (P), D the light sensor determines it is daytime and D the parking brake is released. 2-68
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    When necessary, you may turn off the Automatic Headlamp System and the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) feature by following these steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN. 2. Press the DOME OVERRIDE button four times within six seconds. After the fourth press of ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... them off. An indicator light will glow in the button when the fog lamps are on. Remember, fog lamps alone will not give off as much light as your headlamps. Never use ... this switch includes wiring provisions for a dealer or a qualified service center to install an auxiliary roof lamp. This...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... come on and display CARGO LAMP ON when the cargo lamp is turned on and the ignition key is turned to RUN. Exit Lighting With exit lighting, the interior lamps will come on when you remove the key from the ignition. The lights will not come on if the DOME OVERRIDE button is pressed ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... the out position. If the DOME OVERRIDE button is pressed in, the lamps will not come on. Dome Lamps The dome lamps will come on ... you open a door. Front Reading Lamps (If Equipped) The reading lamps are located on the overhead console. Battery Run-Down Protection This feature shuts off the dome, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display (If Equipped) When on, an electrochromic mirror automatically dims to the proper level to minimize glare from lights behind you after dark. Pull the tab under the mirror toward you to reduce glare from headlamps behind you after dark. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Temperature Display The temperature can be displayed by pressing the TEMP button. Pressing the TEMP button once briefly, will toggle the temperature reading on and off. To alternate the temperature reading between Fahrenheit and Celsius, press and hold the TEMP button for three seconds until the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... feature on or off is six seconds. The indicator light to the right of the TEMP button will still turn ...: D After five seconds, the display does not show a compass heading (N for North, for example... variance is set correctly. D The compass does not display the correct heading In order to calibrate,...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... will be necessary to adjust for compass variance. Compass variance is the difference between earth's magnetic north and true geographic north. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, your compass could give false readings. To adjust for compass variance: 1. Use the COMP button located at...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...Mirror with Compass, Temperature Display and OnStar Controls (If Equipped) When on, an electrochromic mirror automatically dims to the proper level to minimize glare from lights behind you after dark. Temperature and Compass Display Press the on/off button, located to the far left, briefly to turn ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... each time the ignition is started. To operate the electrochromic mirror do the following: 1. Make sure the green indicator light, located to the left of the on/off button, is lit. If it's not, press and hold the on/off button for six seconds until the green light comes on, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... enter narrow doorways. The use of hood-mounted air deflectors and add-on convex mirror ... adversely affect mirror performance. D The compass does not display the correct heading In order to calibrate, ... in the mirror compass windows. If CAL is not displayed, push the on/off button for approximately ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    Camper-Type Outside Mirrors (If Equipped) West Coast-Type Outside Mirrors (If Equipped) If your vehicle is equipped with the west coast-type mirrors, they can be adjusted so you can have a clear view of objects behind you. A. Outer Mirror Frame B. Mirror Head C. Nut If your vehicle is equipped ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...like other vehicles) look farther away than they really are. If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. Move the selector switch located above the control pad to the left or right to...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... pull the lever upward and pull the door downward. Center Overhead Console (If Equipped) Your vehicle may have an ...three storage compartments inside it and the short overhead console has one compartment inside it. 3. Center the garage door opener activation button over the console door button, and ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    The pegs inside the compartment door are used to make sure the button on the compartment door will contact the control button on the garage door opener. 4. Add one peg at a time until, with the compartment door closed, the PUSH button on the compartment door will operate the garage door opener. 5....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... Compartment If you have the long overhead console, the center overhead compartment can be used to ... (If Equipped) Your vehicle may have a center armrest storage compartment in the front bench seat....to hold a pad of paper and a pen. To open the center compartment, press the release button located at ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Center Console Storage Area (If Equipped) Your vehicle may have a console compartment between the bucket seats. To open it, insert the console... 180_ to provide clearance between tall beverage containers and the manual transmission shift lever (if equipped). Your vehicle may ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... To remove, unsnap the cover. Roll up and stow using the buckle and the strap located at the front of the box. A. Back rail B. Side rail C. Rear bow D. Center bow E. Front bow F. Front rail 1. Remove the tonneau cover from the notch in the front rail from the driver's side of the vehicle. 2-86
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... and the back rail and stow them safely. 2. Remove the three bows by gently pushing them against the spring-loaded end. The three bows are labeled front/center/rear to remind you in which order to reinstall them. To clean the tonneau cover, use mild soap and water. If necessary, use a soft bristle...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter Front Ashtray The front ashtray is located near the center of the instrument panel. Pull on the bottom of the ashtray door to open it. To use.... That could cause a fire and possibly damage your vehicle. Do not store papers and other things that burn in your ashtrays. To...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...they should. This wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Check with your dealer before adding electrical... equipment, be sure to follow the proper installation instructions included with the equipment. NOTICE: Power outlets... use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty. 2-89...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... these services. If you are not quickly connected, the system will automatically reset and redial. This ensures connection to the center; there is no ...Button: In an emergency situation, press the emergency service button. Upon receiving the call, an advisor at the center will locate your vehicle and ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... OnStar Services button. An advisor will contact the appropriate help. light comes on, press the OnStar Services button. An advisor can perform a check of the engine on-board computer, and recommend what action needs to be taken. 2-91
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... additional fee.) D Vehicle Locator Service: To contact the center, call 1-888-4-ONSTAR. You ... an accident. D Remote Door Unlock: To contact the center, call 1-888-4-ONSTAR. You will be required... is parked to maintain the battery charge. D Route Support: An advisor can provide directions or guidance...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... Agreement. In order to provide you with excellent service, calls with the OnStar Center may be monitored or recorded. OnStar Service is: Global positioning locating capabilities will not be ... emergency and roadside service providers. OnStar will receive your call and use reasonable effort...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    The Instrument Panel - Your Information System 2-94
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...: A. Dome Lamp Button B. Exterior Lamp Controls C. Air Outlets D. Automatic Transfer Case (If Equipped) ... N. Tilt Wheel Lever (If Equipped) O. Parking Brake Release P. Lighter and Accessory Power Outlets Q. ... (If Equipped) U. 4WS Switch (If Equipped) V. Passenger Air Bag Off Switch W. Glove Box 2-95
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    Instrument Panel Cluster United States Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission version shown. Canada, Light Duty Automatic and Manual Transmission Clusters similar. 2-96
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel you have and... Your tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). NOTICE: On vehicles with a manual transmission, if you operate the engine with the tachometer in the red area, your...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they're working. If you are familiar with this section, ... one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. The system checks the air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... When you turn the right front passenger's air bag off, this light will come on and stay on to remind you that the air bag has been turned off. This light will go off when you... safety information. CAUTION: If the right front passenger's air bag is turned off for a person who isn't in ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...child restraint in the right front passenger's seat) until you have your vehicle serviced. United States Canada When your engine is not running, but the ignition is in RUN, this gage shows your battery's state of charge in DC volts. When...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...vehicle and the engine is left at an idle for an extended period. This condition is normal since the charging system is not able to provide full power at engine idle. As... increased, this condition should correct itself as higher engine speeds allow the charging system to create maximum ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. This light should come on ...CAUTION: Your brake system may not be working properly if the brake system warning light is on. Driving with the brake ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light With the anti-lock brake system, this light will come on when you start your engine and may stay on for several seconds. That's normal. If the light stays on, or comes on when you're driving, your ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... on for the following reasons: D If the Traction Assist System is affected by an anti-lock brake system, TAS or engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the light will come on. Have your vehicle serviced. D If the vehicle is ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... Equipped) United States Canada United States Canada This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. It also provides an indicator of how hard your ... it indicates that the cooling system is working beyond its capacity. See "Engine Overheating" in the Index. Your vehicle may be equipped with a ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...to do so. Set the parking brake, place the transmission in PARK (P) and allow the engine to idle until the transmission temperature falls below 260_F ...transmission fluid level High transmission fluid level Restricted air flow to the radiator and the auxiliary transmission oil cooler ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada) This system is...to produce a cleaner environment. The SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... Criteria (TPC) can affect your vehicle's emission controls and may cause the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light to come on. Modifications to these systems could lead to costly repairs not covered by your warranty. This may also ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... cap has been left off or improperly installed. A loose or missing fuel cap will allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. A few driving trips ... place to park your vehicle. Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light remains on steady, see "If the Light Is On ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD (on-board diagnostic) system determines ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...and have your vehicle serviced. United States Canada NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty....pressure. Check your oil as soon as possible. See "Check Eng Oil Pressure" and "Engine Oil" in the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...information see, "Tow/Haul Mode" in the Index. The CRUISE light comes on whenever you set your cruise ... (If Equipped) The 4WD indicator will light up when you shift a manual transfer case into four... Some delay between shifting and the indicator's lighting is normal. See "Four-Wheel Drive" ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... the Index. Here are some situations you may experience with your fuel gage. None of these indicate a problem with the fuel gage. D At the gas station, the fuel pump shuts off before the gage reads full. D It takes a little more or less fuel ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... engine is started. If the message stays on after starting the engine it could indicate a problem with the generator drive belt, or some other ... all your accessories, such as the radio and the air conditioner. Battery If this message is displayed when the engine is running, you may have a problem ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    .... This could lead to costly repairs that may not be covered under your warranty. The following ...return to normal. D D D D D D Towing a trailer Hot outside air temperatures Hauling a large or heavy load ... High transmission fluid level Restricted air flow to the radiator and the auxiliary transmission...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... to operate at higher temperatures: Set the parking brake and place the transmission in PARK (P). Idle the engine until the message center no longer displays a message. If idling the engine does not turn the warning message off after 10 to 15 minutes, contact your...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...overheat. See “Engine Coolant” in the Index and have your vehicle serviced as soon as you ...message will be displayed after the air conditioning system has automatically turned off for the engine coolant... information. Check the coolant temperature gage and the coolant level. See “Engine Coolantମ.
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    .... If your vehicle is equipped with the 8.1L engine, this light may come on because of an electronic... to the dipstick for the correct level. See "Engine Oil" in the Index on how to check the oil level and... of oil to add. Check Eng Oil Pressure This message is displayed when the engine oil pressure...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... message is displayed when the engine oil needs to be changed. The message is only displayed for 15 seconds at the start of each ignition cycle. When you change the engine oil, be sure to...continuously while driving and stays on, there may be a problem with the Passlock System. Your vehicle ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...If Equipped) If the SERVICE 4WD message comes on, there may be a problem with the automatic transfer ... can be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent, which may prevent serious.... This system is also designed to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing a malfunction. 2-121...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    Cargo Lamp On This message is displayed when the cargo lamp is turned on and the ignition key is turned to RUN. Low Fuel This message is displayed when your vehicle is low on fuel. Refer to the fuel gage for a better indication of the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. 2-122
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...3-10 3-11 3-13 3-13 Comfort Controls Standard Comfort Controls Heater and Air Conditioning Comfort Controls (If Equipped) Electronic Climate Control System (If Equipped) Air Conditioning Heating Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped) ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... the instrument panel outlets. (Bi-Level): Air is delivered through the floor outlets as well as... the settings. (Floor): This setting directs most of the air through the floor outlets, and the rest ... the settings. (Defrost): This setting directs most air through the windshield defroster outlets, side ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...This setting directs the air through the instrument panel outlets and the center floor console (if equipped).... directs most of the warmed air through the floor outlets and center floor console outlets (if... window defroster outlets. If air from the center floor console outlets is not desired, turn the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...window defroster outlets and some air through the floor and center floor console outlets (if equipped). If air from the center floor console is not desired, or more defroster performance is ... limit odors, outside air and dust from entering your vehicle. All button lights will go off. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...lower the system load and improve interior comfort. The outside air and recirculation button LEDs will not change. The system will return ... The system will cool and dehumidify the air inside the vehicle when the A/C light is on. Air conditioning will be automatically disabled when the...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... Knob -- Manual Operation The right knob on the control panel allows you to choose the direction of air ... in this section. (Vent): This setting directs most of the air through the instrument panel outlets and a... through the floor outlets. (Bi-Level): Air is delivered through the floor outlets as well ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...the air. Pressing the recirculation button will change the operation to a manual mode and the air will recirculate non-stop. Press this ... on and off. The system will cool and dehumidify the air inside the vehicle when the A/C light is on. When in AUTO, the A/C is automatically engaged when necessary....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ..., and the recirculation and outside air lights turn off. With the system in full auto control (both the fan and mode knobs in ... warm air is available. The length of delay depends on the outside air temperature, engine coolant temperature or the time since the engine was last started. As the coolant ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... helps to maximize your air conditioner's performance and your vehicle's fuel economy. This setting also ... system in the normal mode. Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped) If your ..., it is equipped with a passenger compartment air filter, which filters outside air entering the vehicle. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...output. If you use the engine coolant heater before starting your engine in cold weather, 20_F (-8_C) or lower, the heating system will produce warmer air faster to heat the passenger compartment. The use of an engine coolant heater also reduces the time it ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... your vehicle when it is moving. With the side windows closed, air will flow into the front air inlet grilles, through the vehicle, and out the air exhaust valves. Outside air will also enter the vehicle when the floor or the air conditioning fan is ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Your vehicle has air outlets in the center and on the sides of your instrument panel. Ventilation Tips D Keep...outlet, it will increase the flow of air coming out of any outlets that are open. The center outlet does not completely shut off airflow. D The use of hood air deflectors may adversely 3-...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    .... Find out what your audio system can do and how to operate all of its controls to be sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP, you can play your audio system even after the ignition ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    AM-FM Stereo TUNE: Turn this knob to tune in radio stations. SEEK : Press the right or left arrow to seek to the next or previous station and stay there. SCAN : Press both SCAN arrows. SCAN will appear on the display. The radio will scan to the next station, play for a few seconds, then scan to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    In addition to the four stations already set, up to three more stations may be preset on each band by pressing two adjoining pushbuttons at the same time and by performing the following steps: 1. Tune in the desired station. 2. Press SET. SET will appear on the display. 3. Press two adjoining ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display will show your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored position when you're not using it. 3-16
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    SEEK : Press the right or left arrow to seek to the next station or previous station and stay there. The radio will seek to stations with a strong signal only. The sound will mute while seeking. To scan stations, press and hold either SEEK arrow for two seconds until SCAN appears on the display. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...to decrease bass. TREB (Treble): Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob clockwise to ... (Balance/Fade) BAL (Balance): Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob clockwise to ...the sound between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob clockwise to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... to listen to the radio when playing a CD. The CD symbol will still display but the word CD will be replaced with either AM, FM1 or FM2. If the ... the player and play the radio. When the same or a new disc is inserted, the disc will start playing on track one. If a compact disc is left sitting in the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... disc is upside down. D It is dirty, scratched or wet. D The air is very humid. (If so, wait about ... If your vehicle has this feature it is located in the center console extension. Your tape player is ... tape will play if the ignition is on but the radio is off. D If the CD is not playing correctly, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...Previous): Press this pushbutton or the left SEEK arrow (in the opposite direction that the lighted tape direction arrow points) to search for the previous .... 3 NEXT: Press this pushbutton or the right SEEK arrow (in the direction that the lighted tape direction arrow points) to search for the next ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    .... CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to play a tape when listening to the radio. The lighted arrow will appear next to the symbol and show the direction of ... or ignored. If ignored, the system plays normally and the radio is not protected by the feature. If THEFTLOCK is activated, your radio will ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature The instructions which follow explain how to enter your secret ... reverts to time and you must start the procedure over at Step 4. 1. Write down ... place separate from the vehicle. 2. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. 3. Turn the radio off. 4. Press the 1 and ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... dealer. Disabling the Theft-Deterrent Feature Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press the 1 and 4 pushbuttons at the same time. Hold them down until SEC shows on the display. 4. Press ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, Delphi Electronics radio or other systems, and... added improperly. So, before adding sound equipment, check with your dealer and be sure to check federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. Tips About Your Audio...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...neutral detergent solution and clean it, wiping from the center to the edge. Be sure never to touch the signal... The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to the risk of contaminating the lens..., as it might be by vandals, you should replace it. Check every once in a while to be sure the mast...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...4-14 4-16 4-17 4-34 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Traction Assist System (TAS) (Option) Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing ... Recreational Vehicle Towing Loading Your Vehicle Camper Wiring Harness (If Equipped) Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab Towing a Trailer 4- 4-1
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate ... The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... vehicle: The obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if people do? ... each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in an increasing number of...on how much alcohol is in the drinks, and how quickly the person drinks them. But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of 0.10 percent. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... careful" isn't the right answer. What if there's an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child ... street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid .... Ride home in a cab; or if you're with a group, designate a driver who will not drink....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems... time. First, you have to decide to push on the brake pedal. That's perception time. Then ...wet, dry, icy); tire tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of the vehicle and the amount ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    .... If your engine ever stops while you're driving, brake normally but don't.... If your engine stops, you will still have some power brake assist. But you... braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine and begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. ... can help you steer around the obstacle while braking hard. Let's say the road is wet and you'... the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down firmly and let anti-lock ... rear wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. This light will come on when the TAS is limiting wheel ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... down or stops, the light will go off and TAS will be on again. This is normal. D A Traction Assist System, Anti-Lock Brake System or engine-related problem has been detected and the vehicle needs service. See "Traction Off Light" in the Index. The...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... TAS automatic engagement feature so that the system will not come on automatically when the engine is started. To do so: 1. Park the vehicle with... in PARK (P). 2. Turn the ignition to RUN; do not start the engine. 3. Apply the brake pedal, press the accelerator pedal to the floor and then press the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will take much more effort. Suppose you're steering through a sharp curve. Then you suddenly accelerate. Both control ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    Steering in Emergencies There are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and find...between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in time. But sometimes you can't; there isn't room. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ..., then goes back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a ... you can see a sign up ahead that might indicate a turn or an intersection, delay your pass. A broken center line usually indicates it's all right to pass (providing ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. D If you're being passed, make it easy for the Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. following driver to get ahead of you. Perhaps you can ease a little to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... to existing conditions, and by not "overdriving" those conditions. But skids are always possible.... to your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels aren't rolling.... to avoid sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle This off-road guide is for vehicles that have four-wheel drive. Also, see...your vehicle, you can easily remove the front bumper lower air dam. The front bumper lower air dam is held in place by a series of push pins located around the lower edge of the front...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... dam is free. When you're back on roads, though, be sure to replace the air dam. 2. While continuing to pull downward on the push-pin, squeeze ... the front bumper lower air dam installed can cause improper air flow to the engine and may allow things like fog lamps or tow hooks on the front of your ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    To reinstall the lower air dam, do the following: 1. Line up each push-pin with ...to have all necessary maintenance and service work done. Check to make sure all underbody shields (if so equipped) are... your four-wheel-drive vehicle in this manual. Is there enough fuel? Is the spare tire fully inflated?...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... properly. Heavy loads on the roof raise the vehicle's center of gravity, making it more likely to roll ... Put heavy loads inside the cargo area, not on the roof. Keep cargo in the cargo area as...You'll find other important information in this manual. See "Vehicle Loading," "Luggage Carrier"...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...the other can help quickly. Does your vehicle have a winch? If so, be sure to read the winch instructions. In a remote area, a winch can be handy if you get stuck. But you'll want to know how to use it properly. D Always use established trails, roads and ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... terrain for unexpected obstacles. Your ears need to listen for unusual tire or engine sounds. With your arms, hands, feet and body, you'll need ... bounce when you drive over obstacles. D you'll need more distance for braking, especially since you're on an unpaved surface. CAUTION: When you'...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... these surfaces affects the steering, acceleration and braking of your vehicle in different ways. Depending ...delayed acceleration, poor traction and longer braking distances. Surface Obstacles. Unseen or hidden ... sudden acceleration, sudden turns or sudden braking. In a way, off-road driving requires ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... easily see all the way to the top. On a large hill, the incline may get steeper as you near the top, but you may not see this because the crest of the hill is hidden by bushes, grass or shrubs. Here are some other things to consider as you approach a...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... hill to D Use your headlamps even during the day. They make D Get a smooth start up the hill and try to maintain your speed. Don't use more power than you need, because you don't want your wheels to start spinning or sliding. If the path twists and turns, you might want to find ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... shift to neutral if your vehicle has a manual transmission) and restart the engine. Then, shift to REVERSE (R), release the parking brake, and slowly back ...or pressing the clutch, if you have a manual transmission) to “rev-up” the engine and regain forward momentum. This wonମ.
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... brake, put your transmission in PARK (P) (or the manual transmission in FIRST (1)) and turn off the engine. Leave the vehicle and go get some help. Exit..., set the parking brake and shift the transmission to PARK (P) (or, put your manual transmission in FIRST (1)). But do not shift ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... fade. This could cause loss of control and a serious accident. Apply the brakes lightly when descending a hill and use a low gear to keep ... keep your vehicle headed straight down, and use a low gear. This way, engine drag can help your brakes and they won't have to do all the work. Descend slowly,...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... and fade. D Shift to PARK (P) (or to neutral with the manual transmission) and, while still braking, restart the engine. and drive straight down. D Never go ...Shift back to a low gear, release the parking brake, D If the engine won't start, get out and get help. 4-29
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... between the left and right wheels) may not prevent the vehicle from tilting and rolling over. Also, driving across an incline puts more weight on the downhill wheels. This could cause a downhill slide... across it. Find another route instead. D Surface conditions can be a problem when you drive 4-30
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    Q: A: What if I'm driving across an incline that's not too steep, but I hit some loose gravel and start to slide downhill. What should I do? ... to open. If you get out on the downhill side and the vehicle starts to roll over, you'll be right in its path. If you...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... sand. This has an effect on steering, accelerating and braking. You may want to reduce the air pressure in your tires slightly when driving on ... vehicle on safe surfaces only. Driving in Water Light rain causes no special off-road driving problems. But heavy rain can mean flash flooding, and flood ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...€™ll never be able to start your engine. When you go through water, remember that when your brakes get ... After operation in mud or sand, have the brake linings cleaned and checked. These substances can cause ..., wheels, tires and exhaust system for damage. Also, check the fuel lines and cooling system ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. ...-old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-...bright sunshine you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're driving,...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you ... pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be checked regularly for proper ... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. Driving ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you can't, try to slow down...After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    Hydroplaning doesn't happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or if the pressure in ... deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...signal. A traffic light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. 4-38
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... the entrance ramp, you should begin to check traffic. Try to determine where you expect ... speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over ... want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your ... in advance. If you miss your exit, do not, under any circumstances,...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... windows clean inside and outside? D Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? D Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? Before Leaving on a Long Trip Make.... Try to be well rested. If you must start when you're not fresh -- such as after a day's work -- ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ..., along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle .... Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your mirrors and your instruments ... a nap, get some exercise, or both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as an emergency. 4-41
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system ...on mountain roads. thing to know is this: let your engine do some of the slowing down. Shift to ... down a hill. You could crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...they wouldn't work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. You could crash. Always have your engine running and your vehicle in gear when you go ... to a lower gear. The lower gears help cool your engine and transmission, and you can climb the hill ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: D Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. D You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your vehicle. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... this? "Wet ice." Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. ... or loose snow -- drive with caution. Accelerate gently. Try not to break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too fast,...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... tires even more. Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you make... Even though you have an anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin ... clear. If you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just ... yourself or tuck under your clothing to keep warm. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. 4-47
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    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 really uncomfortable from the cold. But do it as little as possible. Preserve the fuel as long...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... Vehicles Two-wheel-drive vehicles, should not be towed with all four wheels on the ground. ... and the propeller shaft removed following the applicable service manual removal/installation procedure. Dust or... propeller shaft if proper protection is not provided. Also, check the transmission fluid level ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... your vehicle is in gear, for a manual transmission. You or others could be injured. Make sure the parking brake is firmly set before you shift the transfer...your vehicle: 1. Firmly set the parking brake. 2. Shift an automatic transmission to PARK (P), or a manual transmission to FIRST (1). ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... Vehicles Two-wheel-drive vehicles, should not be towed with the rear wheels on the ground. Two-...and the propeller shaft removed following the applicable service manual removal/installation procedure. Dust ...propeller shaft if proper protection is not provided. Also, check the transmission fluid level ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... The Certification/Tire label also tells you the maximum weights for the front and rear axles, called Gross Axle Weight ... (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo. CAUTION: In the case of a sudden stop or collision, things carried in ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... Vehicle for Off-Road Driving" in the Index. NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail because of overloading. This will ... your truck can carry. Using heavier suspension components to get added durability might not change your weight ratings. Ask your dealer to help you ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...dealer can help you with this. Remember not to exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) of the front or ...the rear of each wheel well. The center of gravity height must not extend above the top of ...local laws and regulations. Remember not to exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) of the front or ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... cover parts or components that fail because of overloading. Remember not to exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) of the front or rear axle. See ".... per side (113 kg per side) * The combined weight for all rail-mounted equipment should not exceed 1,000 lbs. (454 kg). A reinforcement kit for ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...have a 700 lb. (318 kg) snow plow. The total weight of all occupants and cargo inside the cab should not exceed 300 lb. (135 kg). D D doesn't exceed...rear axle ratings, and the front and rear weight distribution ratio. The total vehicle must not exceed the GVW rating. 4-56
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...your front GAWR and the front axle weight of your truck with full fuel and passengers. Basically, it's the amount of weight you can add to your front axle before... Certification/Tire label, as shown. In order to calculate the amount of weight any front accessory, such as a snow plow, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    For example, adding a 700 lb. (318 kg) snow plow actually adds more than 700 lb. (318 kg) to the front axle. Using the formula, if the snow plow is 4 ft. (122 cm) in front of the front axle and the wheel base is 10 ft. (305 cm), then: W=700 lb. (318 kg) A=4 ft. (122 cm) W.B.=10 ft. (305 cm) (W x (A...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... possible to load the front axle to the front GAWR but not have enough weight on the rear axle to have proper braking performance. If your brakes can't work... is the difference between your GVWR and the weight of your truck with full fuel and passengers. It's the amount of ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... can carry. It doesn't include the weight of the people inside. But, you can figure ... seat. The total cargo load must not be more than your vehicle's CWR. ... for measurement purposes. The recommended location for the cargo center of gravity is at point C for the CWR. It is the point where the mass ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... or camper. When you install and load your slide-in camper, check the manufacturer's instructions. If you want more information on curb weights, cargo weights, Cargo Weight Rating and the correct center of gravity zone for your vehicle, your dealer ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...€™t go over the GVWR or GAWR. If you are using a weight-distributing hitch, weigh the vehicle without the equalizer... the best performance if you spread out the weight of your load the right way, and if you choose the correct hitch and trailer brakes. For more information, see “Trailer Towing” in ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ..., you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well -- or even at all. You and ... by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, durability and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct equipment, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... over 50 mph (80 km/h) and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.... sway controls. (800 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. D Don't tow a ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... of tow/haul when the vehicle is unloaded. Such a selection when unloaded may result in unpleasant engine and transmission driving characteristics and reduced fuel economy. Tow/haul is recommended only when pulling a heavy trailer or a large or...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...) trailer rating, the handling/trailering suspension is required on C-1500 models and the handling/trailering or off-road suspension is required on K-1500 models. The engine oil cooler is required on C/K-2500 ..., cargo, equipment and conversions. The GCWR for your vehicle should not be exceeded. 4-66
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    C-1500 Regular Cab Short Box (2WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4300 V6 (Auto) 4300 V6 (Manual) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) 5300 V8... kg) * Weight-distributing hitch tongue weight 10 percent to 15 percent of hitch pulling weight 1,000 lb. (454 kg) maximum. Fifth-wheel hitch tongue weight 15 percent to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    C-1500 Extended Cab Short Box (2WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4300 V6 (Auto) 4300 V6 (Manual) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) 5300 V8... kg) * Weight-distributing hitch tongue weight 10 percent to 15 percent of hitch pulling weight 1,000 lb. (454 kg) maximum. Fifth-wheel hitch tongue weight 15 percent to...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    C-1500 Crew Cab Short Box (2WD)* Engine (Trans.) 6000 V8 Axle Ratio 3.73 4.10 Max. Trailer Wt. 8,300 lbs. (3 765 kg) 10,300 lbs. (4 672 kg) GCWR 14,000 lbs. (6 356 kg) 16,000 lbs. (7 264 kg) C-1500 Regular Cab Long Box (2WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4300 V6 (Auto) 4300 V6 (Manual) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    C-1500 Extended Cab Long Box (2WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) 5300 V8 Axle Ratio 3.42 3.73 3.42 3.73 ... kg) * Weight-distributing hitch tongue weight 10 percent to 15 percent of hitch pulling weight 1,000 lb. (454 kg) maximum. Fifth-wheel hitch tongue weight 15 percent to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    K-1500 Regular Cab Short Box (4WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4300 V6 (Auto) 4300 V6 (Manual) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) 5300 V8... kg) * Weight-distributing hitch tongue weight 10 percent to 15 percent of hitch pulling weight 1,000 lb. (454 kg) maximum. Fifth-wheel hitch tongue weight 15 percent to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    K-1500 Extended Cab Short Box (4WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) 5300 V8 Axle Ratio 3.73 4.10 3.73 4.10 3.73 4.10 K-1500 Crew Cab Short Box (4WD)* Engine (Trans.) 6000 V8 Axle Ratio 3.73 4.10 Max. Trailer Wt. 8,000 lbs. (3 632 kg)...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    K-1500 Regular Cab Long Box (4WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4300 V6 (Auto) 4300 V6 (Manual) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) 5300 V8 ... kg) * Weight-distributing hitch tongue weight 10 percent to 15 percent of hitch pulling weight 1,000 lb. (454 kg) maximum. Fifth-wheel hitch tongue weight 15 percent to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    K-1500 Extended Cab Long Box (4WD)* Engine (Trans.) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) 5300 V8 Axle Ratio 3.73 4.10 3.73 4.10 3.73 4.10 C-2500 LD (2WD)** Engine 6000 V8 Axle Ratio 3.73 4.10 Max. Trailer Wt. 8,800 lbs. (3 995 kg) 10,800 lbs. (4 903 kg) GCWR 14,000 lbs. (6 356 kg) 16,000 lbs. (7 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    C-2500 Regular Cab Long Box HD (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle Ratio.... (9 988 kg) C-2500 Extended Cab Short Box HD (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle ... hitch tongue weight 15 percent to 25 percent of hitch weight 2,500 lb (1 134 kg) maximum. ** Fifth...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    C-2500 Extended Cab Long Box HD (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle Ratio 4.10 3.73 4.10 3.73 Max. Trailer Wt... 22,000 lbs. (9 988 kg) 22,000 lbs. (9 988 kg) C-2500 Crew Cab Short Box HD (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle Ratio 4.10 3.73 4.10 3.73 Max. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    C-2500 Crew Cab Long Box HD (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel K-2500 LD (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 Axle Ratio 3.73 4.10...tongue weight 10 percent to 15 percent of hitch weight 1,200 lb. (544 kg) maximum. Fifth... weight 15 percent to 25 percent of hitch weight 2,500 lb (1 134 kg) maximum. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    K-2500 Regular Cab Short Box HD (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle Ratio.... (9 988 kg) K-2500 Regular Cab Long Box HD (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle ... hitch tongue weight 15 percent to 25 percent of hitch weight 2,500 lb (1 134 kg) maximum. ** Fifth ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    K-2500 Extended Cab Long Box HD (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle Ratio 4.10 3.73 4.10 3.73 Max. Trailer Wt... 22,000 lbs. (9 988 kg) 22,000 lbs. (9 988 kg) K-2500 Crew Cab Short Box HD (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle Ratio 4.10 3.73 4.10 3.73 Max. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    K-2500 Crew Cab Long Box HD (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel C-3500 Regular Cab HD (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle Ratio 4.10 4.10 3.73 Max. Trailer Wt. 10,200 lbs. (4 630 kg) 12,000 lbs. (5 448 kg)** 12,000 lbs. (5 448 kg)** GCWR 16,000 lbs. (7 264 kg) 22,...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    C-3500 Extended Cab (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel C-3500 Crew Cab (2WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle Ratio 4.10 4.10 3.73 Max. Trailer Wt. 9,600 lbs. (4 491 kg) 12,000 lbs. (5 448 kg)** 12,000 lbs. (5 448 kg)** GCWR 16,000 lbs. (7 264 kg) 22,000 lbs. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    K-3500 Regular Cab (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle Ratio 4.10 4....22,000 lbs. (5 448 kg) K-3500 Extended Cab (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle Ratio 4.10 4....hitch tongue weight 15 percent to 25 percent of hitch weight 2,500 lb (1 134 kg) maximum. ** ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    K-3500 Crew Cab (4WD)* Engine 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel Axle Ratio 4.10 4.10 ... hitch tongue weight 10 percent to 15 percent of hitch weight 1,200 lb. (544 kg) maximum. Fifth-wheel hitch tongue weight 15 percent to 25 percent of hitch weight 2,500 lb (1 134 kg) maximum. ** Fifth wheel ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... your vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo you ... load to the GVW because your vehicle will be carrying that weight, too. See "Loading Your Vehicle" ... 15 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (B). Do not exceed the maximum allowable tongue ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... over the GVW limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the trailer tongue. Safety Chains You ... the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch ... bumper, be sure to use a properly mounted, weight-distributing hitch and sway control ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be able to ... longer and not nearly as responsive as your vehicle is by itself. Before you start, check ... brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you check your electrical connection ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...a trailer. This can help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. Making Turns NOTICE: Making very sharp.... Thus, you may think drivers behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. It's important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are still working....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... than at normal altitudes. If you turn your engine off immediately after towing at high altitude on steep ... signs similar to engine overheating. To avoid this, let the engine run while parked (preferably on level ground) with the automatic transmission in PARK (P) (or the manual transmission out of ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...transfer case is in a drive gear and not in NEUTRAL. 6. Release the regular brakes. CAUTION: You really should... your vehicle and the trailer can be damaged. But if you ever have to park your... brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... are automatic transmission fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, axle lubricant, belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered ... periodically to see that all hitch nuts and bolts are tight. D start your engine, D shift into a gear, and D release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... Wiring Package All regular, extended cab crew cab pickups have a six-wire ... Stop/Turn Signal Brown: Taillamps White: Ground Light Green: Back-up Lamps Light Blue: Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) ...upgrade your vehicle to heavy-duty trailering, a brake controller harness and an underbody harness ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...: Back-up Lamps Light Blue: CHMSL Red: Battery Feed Dark Blue: Trailer Brake Your pickup...-in camper or cap. A jumper harness for an electric trailer brake controller and a trailer battery feed fuse are...€ later in this section.) If you need to tow a light-duty trailer with a standard four-way round ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... Green: Right Stop/Turn Signal Brown: Taillamps White: Ground Light Green: Back-up Lamps Light Blue: Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) If your ... the vehicle's frame. D Red: Battery Feed D Dark Blue: Trailer Brake A jumper harness for an electric trailer brake controller and ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... Harness Adapter If you need to tow a light-duty trailer with a standard four-way round... trailer wiring packages. The harness is for an electric trailer brake controller and includes a trailer battery ... fuse. This harness and fuse should be installed by your dealer or a qualified service center. 4-94
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... camper. If your vehicle has this provision, this relay will be located on the passenger's side of the vehicle, next to... auxiliary battery provision, the electrical load must not exceed 30 amps. Always turn ... only be made to the upper stud (A) of the relay. Do not make connections to the lower stud ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... transmission into PARK (P). 2. Turn the PTO rotary switch ON. 3. If the engine speed is below the PTO engage speed limit, the PTO will start. The blinking LED on ...on a vehicle with a manual transmission do the following: 1. Hold the clutch pedal down. 2. Set the parking brake. 4-96
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... parking brake if NEUTRAL (N) is selected. Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) is not available in NEUTRAL (N) and is available only in PARK (P) when engine speed is above 1100 rpm. 3. Make sure your foot is off the brake pedal (and off the clutch on vehicles ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... pedal (and off the clutch for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission). 4. Select the desired engine speed by using the foot pedal, and select.... Vehicles not equipped with cruise control will not have the "tap up" capability. All engine speed values listed above are factory preset values. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-9 5-10 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating (Gasoline Engine)... 5-20 5-21 5-36 Cooling System (Gasoline Engine) Engine Fan Noise If a Tire Goes...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... on and off. Press the button again to turn the flashers off. Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. When the hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals won't work. Other ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... has a built-in hydrometer. Do not charge, test or jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when there is a clear or light yellow hydrometer and a cranking complaint. Trying to start your vehicle by pushing or pulling ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    2. If you have a vehicle with a diesel engine with two batteries (or more), you should know before you begin that, especially ... be able to get enough power from a single battery in another vehicle to start your diesel engine. If your vehicle has more than one battery, use the battery that's closer ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... behind a red plastic cover near the engine accessory drive bracket. To uncover the remote ... cover. The remote negative (-) terminal is located on the engine drive bracket on all V8 and ... negative (-) terminal is located on a tab attached to the engine accessory drive bracket where it is marked "GND...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 6. Check that the jumper cables don't have loose or missing insulation. If they do, you could get a shock. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    8. Don't let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 9. Now connect the black negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote negative (-) terminal if the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    .... The repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. V8 Engine V6 Engine, Diesel Similar 10. Connect the other end ... vehicle has one. 11. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 12. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it won't start after a...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (-) Terminal B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) ... (+) Terminal Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...In addition, you will find a LOW COOLANT, CHECK COOLANT TEMP, ENGINE OVERHEATED and a REDUCED ENGINE POWER message in the message center on the instrument panel. See "Message...power and engine performance. This operating mode allows your vehicle to be driven to a safe place in an emergency. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index. NOTICE: CAUTION: Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if you just open ... badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index. 5-11
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine An overheat warning, along with a low coolant message, can indicate a serious problem. See "Low Coolant Message" ...coolant message, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you: If you no ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: All Other Engines A. Coolant Surge Tank B. Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap 8100 V8 Engines C. Engine Fan If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Donମ. do, you can be burned. Don’t run the engine if there is a leak. If ... there seems to be no leak, start the engine again. The engine cooling fan speed... down. If it doesn’t, your vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. 5-14...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ...Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index. How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank --Gasoline Engines If you haven't found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is visible in the surge tank. If coolant is visible but...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    If no coolant is visible in the surge tank, add coolant as follows: CAUTION: Steam and scalding..., and if you turn the coolant surge tank pressure cap -- even a little -- they can come... the cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... water or the wrong mixture, your engine could get too hot but you wouldn't get the overheat warning. Your engine could ... burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol ... enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. NOTICE: In cold weather, water can freeze ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... the vehicle on a level surface. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure ... Then keep turning the pressure cap slowly, and remove it. 3. Then fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture, to the FILL COLD mark. 5-18
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    4. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan. By this time, the coolant level inside the coolant surge tank may be lower. If the level is ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... Fan Noise Your vehicle has a clutched engine cooling fan. When the clutch is engaged, the fan spins faster to provide more air to cool the engine. In most everyday driving conditions, the fan is spinning slower and the clutch is not fully engaged. This improves fuel ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    .... Turn on your hazard warning flashers. CAUTION: (Continued) 4. Turn off the engine. 5. Put the wheel blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest... from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put an automatic transmission shift lever in PARK (P) or shift a manual transmission to FIRST (1) ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools Extended and Crew CabR Regular Cab The equipment you'll need is behind the passenger's seat. For Extended and Crew Cab models, the equipment is under the passenger's side second row seat. 5-22
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    1. If there is a cover, move the seats forward and turn the wing nut on the cover counterclockwise to remove it. For Crew Cab models, pull up the second row seat with the loop at the base of the seat cushion to access the tools. 2. The wheel blocks and the...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    Follow these instructions to lower the spare tire: 1. If the vehicle is equipped with a hoist lock, open the spare tire lock cover on the bumper and use the ignition key to remove the lock. 2. Assemble the wheel wrench and the two jack handle extensions as shown. Insert the hoist end (open end) of ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    Attach the wheel wrench to the jack handle extensions (as needed). Attach the jack handle to the jack. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the jack lift head a little. 5-25
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... the wheel wrench counterclockwise. If you have a center cap with wheel nut caps, the wheel nut caps ... nuts. Don't remove the wheel nuts yet. Remove the center cap. If the wheel has a smooth center piece,...: If your vehicle is equipped with QUADRASTEERt do not use the rear axle or steering gear for ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. 2. Position the jack under the vehicle. If the flat tire is on the front of the vehicle (Two-Wheel Drive 1500 Series vehicles), position the jack under the bracket attached to the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    Front Position All Other Models Front Position 2WD 1500 Series 5-28
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    4. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. Rear Position 3. Make sure the jack head is positioned so that the rear axle is resting securely between the grooves that are on the jack head. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the vehicle. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    .... When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    Front Position 2WD 1500 Series Front Position All Other Models 5-31
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    8. Tighten the nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown by turning the wheel wrench clockwise. Rear Position 7. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the vehicle. Lower the jack completely. 5-32
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have the nuts tightened with ...NOTICE: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. Return the bottle jack, wheel blocks, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    Store the tire under the rear of the vehicle in the spare tire carrier. To store the tire, do the following: 1. Put the tire on the ground at the rear of the vehicle with the valve stem pointed downward and to the rear. 2. Tilt the retainer downward and through the wheel opening. Make sure that the...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... your vehicle when it is stuck, you will need to spin the wheels, but you don't want to spin your wheels ... help you get out when you're stuck, but you must use caution. CAUTION: If...other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When you're ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... shift back and forth between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear (or with a manual transmission, between FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and REVERSE (R)), spinning ... the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transmission is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    Using the Recovery Hooks Your vehicle may be equipped with recovery hooks. The hooks are provided at the front of your vehicle. You may need to use them if you're stuck off-road and need to be pulled to some place where you can continue driving. 5-38
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... straight out. Never pull on the hooks at a sideways angle. The hooks could break off and you or others could be injured from the chain or cable snapping back. NOTICE: Never use the recovery hooks to tow the vehicle. Your vehicle could be damaged and it would not be covered by warranty. 5-39
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...29 6-31 6-32 6-32 Service Fuel (Gasoline Engine) Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank Checking Things Under the Hood Noise Control System Engine Oil (Gasoline Engine) Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped) Automatic Transmission Fluid ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people... proper service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle"...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... adding equipment to the outside of your vehicle. Fuel (Gasoline Engine) If your vehicle has a ..., see "Diesel Fuel Requirements and Fuel System" in the Diesel Engine Supplement. For vehicles ... is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...Manufacturers' Association for better vehicle performance and engine protection. Gasolines meeting these specifications ...look for the "Auto Makers' Choice" label on the pump. California Fuel If your vehicle is certified ... your vehicle may fail a smog-check test. If this occurs, return to your...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... air, all gasolines in the United States are now required to contain additives that will help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing your ... specifications described earlier. NOTICE: Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Don't use fuel ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. If your vehicle has a diesel engine, see "Filling Your Tank (Diesel Engine)" in the Diesel Engine Supplement. The fuel cap is located behind a hinged door on the driver's side of the vehicle. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    .... This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel cap slowly and wait for any... not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and emissions system. See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... while pumping gasoline. Checking Things Under the Hood CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant... You or others could be burned. Be careful not to drop or spill things that will burn onto a hot engine. 6-8
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... of the steering wheel. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up on the secondary hood release, located near the center of the grille. 3. Lift the hood. Before closing the hood, be sure all filler caps are on properly. Pull down the hood and close it ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... lift up the hood on the VORTEC 4300 V6 engine, you'll see the following: A. B. C. D. E. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Coolant Surge Tank Air Filter Restriction Indicator Engine Oil Dipstick Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If Equipped) Fan Engine Oil Fill Power ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... V8 engine (VORTEC 4800 and 6000 V8 engines similar), you will see the following: A. B. C. D. E. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Coolant Surge Tank Air Filter Restriction Indicator Engine Oil Dipstick Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If Equipped) F. Engine Oil Fill G....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...you lift up the hood on the VORTEC 8100 V8 engine you will see the following: A. B. C. D. E. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Coolant Surge Tank Air Filter Restriction Indicator Engine Oil Dipstick Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If Equipped) F. Engine Oil Fill G. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... noise emission standards for vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of more than 10,... shields or any underhood insulation. Engine: D Removal or rendering engine speed governor Fan ...: (if equipped) inoperative so as to allow engine speed to exceed manufacturer specifications. Tampering ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...(Diesel Engine)" in the Diesel Engine Supplement. If the CHECK ENG OIL LEVEL light appears on the instrument cluster, ...an added reminder. 8100 V8 Engine All Other Engines Checking Engine Oil It's a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading,...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ..., and check the level. NOTICE: Don't add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level ...to Add Engine Oil If the oil is at or below the ADD mark then you'll need to... kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... and a graphic, or just a graphic as shown. What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your ... any oil which does not carry this starburst symbol. The engine oil fill cap for ... valve cover on the passenger's side of the vehicle. On the 8100 engine, the oil fill cap is located on the front ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...as SAE 20W-50. _ _ NOTICE: Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For... use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty. GM GoodwrenchR... falls below easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low temperatures...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... to change the engine oil and filter. This is based on engine revolutions and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving ... been diminished, it will indicate that an oil change is necessary. A CHANGE ENGINE OIL light will come on. Change your oil as soon as possible within the next two ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ...of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter (Gasoline Engines) The engine... and service window B turn orange, replace the engine air cleaner/filter. After changing the air filter, press the top button on ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... Overview" in the Index for more information on location. 1. To remove the engine air cleaner/filter, loosen the screws on the housing cover. Lift the cover .... Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter. See "Owner Checks and Services" in the Index. 6-20
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... air cleaner not only cleans the air, it stops flame if the engine backfires. If it ... careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped)... may or may not be equipped with an access panel. To replace the passenger compartment air filter, do the...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ...at your dealer's service department. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the passenger compartment air filter. See "Scheduled Maintenance" in the Index. Automatic Transmission...GVWR is not over 8,600 and you do not use your vehicle under any of these...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little ...eight hours or more with the engine off, but this is used only as a reference. Let the engine run at idle for ...may have to idle the engine longer. Should the fluid level be low during this cold check, you must ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. D With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever .... Then, position the shift lever in PARK (P). D Let the engine run at idle for three minutes or more. Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: The red transmission ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... after checking the transmission fluid while it is hot. (A cold check is used only as a reference.) If the fluid level is...the COLD area, below the cross-hatched area, for a cold check or in the HOT area, or cross-hatched area for a hot check. 4. If the fluid level is in the acceptable range, push...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ...to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transmission fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and filter every 25,000 miles ... could come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little fluid ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). D With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever D With your foot on the brake pedal, run the engine for at least once minute ...Then, position the shift lever in PARK (P). D Allow the engine to run at idle (500 - 800 rpm)....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... again. Repeat the check procedure to verify the reading. 4. Safe operating level is within the HOT RUN ...operating temperature. 5. If the fluid level is not within the HOT RUN band, add or drain ...checking the transmission fluid while it is hot. (A cold check is used only as a reference.) If the fluid ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little fluid could ... fluid level is obtained, push the Manual Transmission Fluid When to Check A good time to have it checked is when the engine oil is changed. See your maintenance schedule to find out ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    .... 3. Install the filler plug. Be sure the plug is fully seated. 5-Speed for VORTEC 4300 V6 and 4800 V8 Engines Shown, Other Manual Transmissions Similar 1. Remove the filler plug. 2. Check that the lubricant level is up to the bottom of the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ...the reservoir. See the instructions on the reservoir cap. When to Check and What to Use The clutch master cylinder reservoir is located in the rear of the engine compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant. See "Scheduled Maintenance Services" in the Index. The proper level for the 1500 Series is ... Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant. See "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in the Index. 1500 Series Shown, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    How to Check Lubricant Automatic Transfer Case Manual Transfer Case To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level ... the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. Use care not to overtighten the plug. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole, you may need to add some lubricant. When the differential is cold, add enough lubricant to raise the level to... inch (12 mm) below the filler plug hole. When the differential is at operating temperature (warm), add enough lubricant to ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... system in your vehicle is filled with DEX-COOLR engine coolant. This coolant is designed to remain in your ... low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. A 50/... corrosion. Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. ... water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts...water or the wrong mixture, your engine could get too hot but you wouldn't get the overheat warning. Your engine could ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    Checking Coolant The coolant surge tank is located in the engine compartment on the passenger's side of the vehicle....-COOLR coolant mixture at the surge tank, but only when the engine is cool. CAUTION: CAUTION.... Never turn the surge tank pressure cap -- even a little -- when the engine and radiator...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... with one of the two caps shown. The coolant surge tank pressure cap must be fully installed on the ... surge tank. NOTICE: Your coolant surge tank pressure cap is a 15 psi (105 kPa) pressure-type... and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. 6-38
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    Power Steering Fluid All Other Engines 8100 V8 Engine 6-39
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. See "Engine Compartment Overview" ... against freezing. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for reservoir location. How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. ... is located in the rear of the engine compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle. D D Your brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... then you'll have too much fluid when you get new brake linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as ...brake hydraulic system. Checking Brake Fluid CAUTION: 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 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ...system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake ...the paint finish can be damaged. Be careful not to spill brake fluid on your vehicle. If you ... wrong kind of fluid in your brake system, your brakes may not work well, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... nuts in the proper sequence to GM torque specifications. Brake linings should always be replaced as complete ... Travel See your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to normal height, ... increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Brake Adjustment NOTICE: Continuing to drive ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ...braking system -- for example, when your brake linings wear down and you need new ...work properly. For example, if someone puts in brake linings that are wrong for your vehicle, the balance ...label. We recommend an ACDelco battery. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for battery location....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... will help keep your battery from running down. Bulb Replacement For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer. See "Replacement ... the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 6-46
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... counterclockwise and remove it from the headlamp assembly. 5. Put the new bulb into the assembly and turn it clockwise until it is tight. Use care not to touch the bulb with your fingers or hands. 6. Plug in the electrical connector. 7. Put the headlamp assembly back into the vehicle. Install the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps 1. Remove the headlamp assembly as mentioned previously. 2.... new bulb into the bulb socket. Use care not to touch the bulb with your fingers or hands. A. ... Clip C. Front Turn Signal Lamp D. Daytime Running Lamp 7. Put the bulb socket into the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp 1. Remove the screws and lift off the lamp assembly. A. Cargo Lamps B. Center High-Mounted Stoplamps 2. Remove the CHMSL bulb holder back plate from the housing by pressing the release tabs. 3. Remove the CHMSL bulb by pulling the bulb straight ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    Pickup Box Identification Lamps/Fender Marker Lamps 1. Remove the screws and lamp assembly. 2. Unplug the lamp assembly harness. 3. Use a screwdriver to gently pry the individual lamp from the lamp housing. 4. Unplug the lamp at the connector. 5. Plug in a new lamp and snap it into the housing. 6. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    Taillamps (Pickup Models) 1. Open the tailgate. 2. Remove the two rear lamp assembly screws near the tailgate latch and pull out the lamp assembly. A. Stoplamp B. Turn Signal Lamp C. Back-up Lamp 6-51
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Taillamps (Chassis Cab Models) A. Turn Signal Lamp B. Stoplamp C. Back-up Lamp 3. Press the release tab and turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the taillamp housing. 4. Pull the old bulb straight out from the socket. 5. Press a new bulb into the socket and turn the socket ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    Roof Marker Lamps 1. Remove the two screws and lift off the lens. 2. The center roof marker lamps has six screws to remove. 3. Turn the old bulb counterclockwise to remove it from the socket. 6-53
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    4. Put a new bulb into the socket and turn clockwise until it locks in place. 5. Reinstall the lens and tighten the screws. 6-54
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected at least twice a year for wear and cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" in the Index for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and length, see ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ...The resulting accident could cause serious injury. Check all tires frequently to maintain the recommended pressure. Tire pressure should be checked when your tires are cold. Overinflated tires are more likely... too much friction. You could have an air-out and a serious accident. See "...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ...you that underinflation or overinflation is all right. It's not. If your tires don't have enough air (underinflation), you can get the following: D Too much flexing D Too much heat D Tire overloading D Bad wear D Bad handling D Bad fuel economy NOTICE: (Continued) 6-57
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ...8,000 miles (10 000 to 13 000 km). Any time you notice unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See "When It's Time for New Tires" and "Wheel Replacement" later in this ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    .... When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...One way to tell when it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires ...a wheel, wheel bolt or wheel nut is replaced, check the wheel nut torque after 100, 1,...tire can overheat. An overheated tire can lose air suddenly or catch fire. You or others could ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ..., traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an all-... snow). If you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec number, make sure they are ... types (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have a crash...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    .... While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these grades, they must also .... Warning: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or... best overall performance. Scheduled wheel alignment and wheel balancing are not needed. However, if you notice unusual tire wear or...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ..., wheel bolts and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired... can be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you lose control. You could have a collision...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance... bolt or wheel nut is replaced on a dual wheel setup, check the wheel nut torque after 100, 1,000 and ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains ... proper amount of clearance can cause damage to the brakes, suspension or other vehicle parts. The area ... and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... a container to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning ...can all damage your vehicle, too. Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your vehicle:...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... with a clean cloth and let dry. D D D D Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as soon as you can -- before they ...area with cool water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers after cleaning vomit ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... water and allow to dry completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. Cleaning Leather Use a soft cloth with lukewarm water ... dry with a soft cloth. Then, let the leather dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. D For stubborn stains, use a leather cleaner. See...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ...window, an electric defogger element may be damaged. Any temporary license should not be attached across the defogger grid. CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye ...If you do, it may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... of the Windshield and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax, sap ... abrasives. All cleaning agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface, or they could stain. Dry the...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car washing ...to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Finish Care ... they remain on painted surfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon as possible. If necessary, use non-abrasive...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... acid or abrasive cleaning brushes on them because you could damage the surface. Do not use chrome polish on aluminum wheels. Use chrome polish only on chrome-plated wheels, but avoid any painted surface of the wheel, and buff off immediately after application. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ...control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection. At least every spring, ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials 6-75
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Engine Identification The 8th character in your VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ... from working as they should. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in the Index. Fuses .... If the overload is caused by some electrical problem and not snow, etc., be sure to get it ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ...be used to replace a bad fuse. However, make sure it is of the correct amperage. Fuse HVAC 1 IGN 3 BRAKE HTR A/C IGN 0 Usage Climate Control System Ignition, Power Seats Anti-Lock Brake System Climate Control System PRND321 Display, Odometer, PCM 6-78
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... Accessory, Cellular Telephone Retained Accessory Power Relay Starting System Fuse AIR BAG MIR/LOCK SEAT DR LOCK RAP #1 LOCK INT ... Door Lock Relay Power Door Lock Relay Power Window Circuit Breaker Audio System Not Used Power Door Lock Relay Power Door Lock Relay 6-79...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... Not Used Headliner Wiring Trailer Brake Wiring Power Seats Not Used Manual Transmission Clutch Switch Upfitter Parking Lamps (Relay) Not Used (Fuse) Manual Selectable Ride Switch Not Used Not Used (Relay) Not Used (Relay) Not Used Interior Lights Feed Courtesy Lamps Cellular ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    Underhood Fuse Block The underhood fuse block in the engine compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle near the battery. Lift the cover for access to the fuse/relay block. Once you remove the cover... and pull straight out. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    6-82
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ...Stoplamp Stoplamps, Cruise Control Backup Lamps Trailer Wiring Fuel Controls, Ignition Not Used Vehicle Backup Lamps Engine Controls, Canister Purge, Fuel System Electronic Throttle Control A/C Compressor Relay, Rear Window Defogger, Daytime Running ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ...B/U LP ATC RR DEFOG RR PRK ECM B F/PMP O2 A FUEL HT O2 B LR PRK RR DEFOG HDLP TRL PRK ...System Automatic Transfer Case Rear Window Defogger, Heated Mirrors (Relay) Right Rear Parking Lamps PCM Fuel Pump (Relay) Oxygen Sensors Fuel Heater, Glow Plug and Intake Heater Controls Oxygen Sensors Left Rear ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ... HAZ LP EXP LPS HORN CTSY LP RR WPR TBC Usage Windshield Washer Pump Horn (Relay) Ignition Switch, Fuel Pump, PRND321 Display, Crank Not Used Exterior Lamps, Hazard Lamps Not Used Horn Interior Lamps Not Used Body Control Module, Remote ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ... hood for charge capacity information and requirements. Engine VORTEC 4300 VORTEC 4800 VORTEC ...(1.52 mm) Wheels and Tires Model C/K 1500 & C/K 2500 C/K 3500 Tire Pressure Description ...Certification/Tire label on the rear edge of the driver's door or the incomplete vehicle document in the cab. 6-86
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ... Manual Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic Manual Manual Manual Automatic Quantity 12.6 quarts (11.9 L) 12.9 quarts (12.2 L) 13.4 quarts (... quarts (20.0 L) 20.7 quarts (19.6 L) * Vehicles equipped with the optional engine oil cooler. ** Vehicles equipped with the optional air conditioner. 6-87
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    Engine Oil with Filter Capacity After refill, the level must be rechecked. Add enough engine oil so that the fluid is within the proper operating range. See "Engine Oil" in the Index. Engine VORTEC 4300 V6 VORTEC 4800 V8 VORTEC 5300 V8 VORTEC 6000 V8 ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    Fuel Tank Capacity Type Short Bed Long Bed Chassis Cab (Pickup Box ...U.S. gallons (128 L) Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity If you do your own service work,...Service Work" in the Index for additional information. It is recommended that service work on your air conditioning system be performed by ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ...any questions, see the service manual for the chassis or refer to the body manufacturer's publications. VIN Code Oil Filter* Engine Air Cleaner/Filter* Passenger Compartment Air Filter Kit** PCV Valve* Spark Plugs Fuel Filter* Wiper Blades** Wiper Blade Type...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    ...required for your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-5 7-18 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Scheduled Maintenance Part B: Owner Checks and Services 7-24 7-26 7-29 Part C: Periodic...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ... vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but also ... vehicle maintenance can even affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels ... intervals, checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ...€™s service department or another qualified service center do these jobs. “Part B: Owner Checks and Services” tells you what should ... dealer’s service department or another qualified service center should perform. “Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” lists ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ... needs vary. You may need more frequent checks and replacements. So please read the ...needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine ...With Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle" in the Index. D use the recommended fuel. See "Fuel" in the Index. 7-4...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    Scheduled Maintenance The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles (166 000 ...Agency or the California Air Resources Board has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not ... the maintenance be recorded. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    ... the engine oil and filter. This is based on engine revolutions and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an ... system. An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components with each engine oil and filter change. Lubricate the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-7
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    Scheduled Maintenance 7-8
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    Scheduled Maintenance 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add ... BY: 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    ... (50 000 km) j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, ... Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) j Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    ... Maintenance 37,500 Miles (62 500 km) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add ... BY: 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    ... as found in taxi, police or delivery service. Except Allison Transmission: If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, ...transfer case fluid. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) j Check rear/front axle fluid level and add fluid as...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    Scheduled Maintenance j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the ... and additional information. (See footnote +.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 469
    ...Maintenance 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under ...the filter may require replacement more often. j Check rear/front axle fluid level and ...as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 470
    ... Miles (150 000 km) j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, ... add fluid as needed. Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. j Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) j Rotate tires. See "...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 471
    ... Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle's GVWR is over 100,... Case Only: Change transfer case fluid. j Except 8.1L V8 Engine: Inspect Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve. An Emission Control Service. 7-16
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 472
    ...(or every 60 months since last j service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what ... (with 4300 V6 or 4800 V8 engines only). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 200,000 Miles (332 000 km) j 6000 V8 Engine Only: Change five-speed manual transmission fluid. DATE ACTUAL...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 473
    ...the proper ones, as shown in Part D. Engine Coolant Level Check Check the engine coolant level and... windshield washer fluid level in the windshield washer tank and add the proper fluid if necessary... checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 474
    .../ratchet to tighten the cable. See "Storing the Spare Tire and Tools" in the Index. Engine Air Cleaner Filter Restriction Indicator Check Your vehicle has an indicator located on the air cleaner in the engine compartment that lets you know when the air ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 475
    ... "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Manual Transmission Check Check the transmission fluid level; add... Fluid" in the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed... tailgate handle pivot points, latch bolt, fuel door hinge, locks and folding seat...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 476
    ... necessary. Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if ... starts. 3. On automatic transmission vehicles, try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should work only... push the clutch down halfway and try to start the engine. The starter should work only ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 477
    ... ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of PARK (P) with normal effort. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 478
    ... begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move. D To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transmission in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 479
    ... other conditions which could cause a heat build-up in the floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. Fuel System Inspection Inspect the complete fuel system for damage or leaks. Steering and ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 480
    ... cruise control cables. Brake System Inspection Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, .... Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-Wheel Drive) Inspection Every 12 months or at engine oil change intervals, check front axle and transfer case and add ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 481
    ... with the American Petroleum Institute Certified for Gasoline Engines starburst symbol of the proper viscosity. To determine ...-COOLR Coolant. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index. USAGE Hydraulic Brake System Windshield... Part No. 12345347 or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid). Hydraulic Clutch Fluid. Use...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 482
    ... MW3) FLUID/LUBRICANT GM Goodwrench Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. ... 9986115. DEXRONR-III Automatic Transmission Fluid. Manual Synchromesh Transmission Transmission Fluid (GM Part ... without or equivalent). Low Gear, RPO MG5) Manual Transmission (6-Speed) Automatic Transmission Key ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 483
    ... or One-Piece Propshaft Spline (Two-Wheel Drive with Auto. Trans.) Rear Driveline Center Spline FLUID/LUBRICANT AUTO-TRAK II Fluid (GM Part No. 12378508)....). Body Door Hinge Pins, Tailgate Hinge and Linkage, Folding Seat and Fuel Door Hinge Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985 or equivalent) or...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 484
    ... the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "Periodic Maintenance" can be added on the following record pages....
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 485
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-30
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 486
    ... Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Chevrolet if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. 8-2 8-4 8-4 8-5 8-6 8-8 Customer Satisfaction Procedure Customer Assistance for Text Telephone...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 487
    ...your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best... occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following... has already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 488
    ...further help, contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-222-1020. In Canada,...within 40 days. If you do not agree with the decision given in your case,... venue for relief available to you. D Vehicle Identification Number (This is available from the vehicle registration or title...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 489
    ... letter should be addressed to Chevrolet's Customer Assistance Center. United States Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 48232-5170 1-800-222-... has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 490
    ...) General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo de la Reforma # 2740 Col. Lomas ... information, such as area driver assessment centers and mobility equipment installers. The program ...more details or call the GM Mobility Assistance Center at 1-800-323-9935. Text telephone...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 491
    ... you over-the-phone roadside assistance with minor mechanical problems. If your problem cannot be resolved over the phone, our ... is excited to announce the establishment of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 2002 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free. D Toll-...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 492
    ... retail and retail lease customers operating 2002 and newer Chevrolet vehicles for a period of... may be incurred for utilizing outside services. D FREE Fuel Delivery ($5 of fuel delivered on the road) Chevrolet ... New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2002 Chevrolet passenger cars and ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 493
    ... Information book or call 1-800-268-6800 for emergency services. Plan Ahead When Possible When your vehicle... 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. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 494
    ... coverage, credit card, etc. You are responsible for fuel usage charges and may also be... up to 10 miles from the dealership. Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement If your vehicle requires ... transportation through a friend or relative, reimbursement for reasonable fuel expenses up to $10 per day ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 495
    ...dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please contact your dealer for specific information about availability....campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 496
    ... a situation like this, we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 48232-5170 In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French). Or, write: ...
  • 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 497
    SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body, etc. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $120.00 Ownerମ.



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