2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner's Manual

2003 Chevrolet Impala Manual

2003 Chevrolet Impala manual table of contents:

  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 1
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    The 2003 Chevrolet Impala OwnerManual SeatsandRestraintSystems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-7 Safety Belts ...1-9 1-31 Child Restraints ...Air Bag Systems ...1-51 Restraint System Check ...1-61 2-1 Features and Controls ...2-2 Keys ...2-8 Doors Locks and \AI* A*, vvinuuvtS ...2-...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...07130 Detroit, MI 48207 GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name IMPALA are registered trademarks of General ...sold in Canada, substitute the name "General Motors of Canada Limited" for Chevrolet Motor Division whenever it appears in this ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about ... to ignore the warning. You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means "Don't,'' "Don't do this" or "...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ...text describing the operation or information relating to a specific component, control, message, gage or indicator. If you need ... following topics in the Index: Seats and RestraintSystems Features and Controls Instrument Panel Overview Climate Controls Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators B Notice: ...
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    ...Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position ...1-48 Air Bag Systems ...1-51 Where Are the Air Bags? ...1-54 When Should an Air Bag Inflate?...gl-+-nq 4 co way 1 1 I t l a t t a : ...-JW Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-60 Restraint System Check ...1-61 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-61...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Front Seats Manual Seats 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 ... the vehicle is not moving. If your vehicle has the manual seat, lift the bar located under the front of the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... portion of the seat cushion by sliding the front of the control up or down. Raise or lower the rear ... of the seat cushion by sliding the rear of the control up or down. Manual Lumbar If your...: Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the control to the front or the rear. Raise or lower the seat...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    Heated Seats Reclining Seatbacks If your vehicle has this option, both the driver's and passenger's heated seat switches are located on the outboard sides of the seats near the front. Press LO to warm the seat to a lower temperature. Press HI to warm the seat to a higher temperature. To turn ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...can't do their job when you're reclined like this. The shoulder belt can't do its job. In a crash, you could go intoit, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can't do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The k i t forces ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    Head Restraints Adjust your head restraint so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. 1-6
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    Rear Seats Split Folding Rear Seat If your vehicle has this feature you can fold either side of the seatback down in your vehicle for more cargo space. Make sure the front seat isn't reclined. If it is, the rear seatback won't fold down all the way. To lower the rear seatback,follow these steps...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... If the seatback isr. - lockec-, .t c J d move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury tothe person sitting there. Always ...routed, not properly attached, or twisted won't provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. CAUTION: (...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. ...wear a safety belt properly. If you arein a crash and you're not wearing a safety ... it. You can be seriously injured or killed.In the same crash, you might notbe, if you are buckled ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...: They work. You never know if you'll be in a crash. If you do have a crash,... buckled up, a person wouldn't survive. But most crashes are in between. In many of them, people who buckle up can... of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter...a lot! Take ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-11
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 1-12
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... make such good sense. has air bags, why should I have to wear safety belts? A: Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future.... - not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has ... if you're in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...I wear safety belts? How to Wear Safety Belts Properly This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that ..., you'll want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We'll start ... driver doesn't protect you from things beyond your control, such as bad drivers. Most accidents occur ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    Driver Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, see "Seats" in the Index....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. ... over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining ... belt locks if there's a sudden stop or crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... for you. To move it down, squeeze the release lever and the shoulder belt guide as shown and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    Q: What's wrong with this? I You can be seriol hurt if ur shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this way. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    Q: What's wrong with this? You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Q: What's wrong with this? You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under yourarm. In a crash, your body would move toofar forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as strong as shoulder ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Q: What's wrong with this? 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. L I 1 I I I I 1 J A: The belt is ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    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...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it's more likely that the fetus won't be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. Center Front Passenger Position Lap Belt Right Front ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... the belt. To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page1-30 Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. 1-26
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, ... low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And ... safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck and head. There is one comfort guide available for each outside passenger position ... seats and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guides. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and then slide the guide into the clip. Turn the guide and clip inward and in between ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... worn over the abdomen, which could cause severe or even fatal internal injuries in a crash. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other peop!e who are ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... shoulder belt still is on the child's shoulder, so that in a crash the child's upper body would have the ... position, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 1-... belt can't properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be .... This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash. infants and Yoting Children Everyone in a ... that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... 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 tohold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 kmlh), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb.(110 kg) force ona person's arms. A baby ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Ch..-.-.1 who are up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer outstanding protection for adults and... Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...weak and its head weighs so much compared with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a rear-facing seat settles into the restraint, so the crash forces can be distributed across the strongest part an of infant's body, the back and shoulders. Infants always should ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    Child Restraint Systems The body si, ,cture of a d , ] child is quite unlike that of an adult or older ... may settle up around the child's abdomen. In a crash, the belt would apply force on a bodyarea ... be secured in appropriate child restraints. An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. A forward-...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... children. A built-in child restraint system is a permanent part of the motor vehicle. An add-on child ... to be secured within the restraint. The vehicle's belt system secures the add-on child restraint in the vehicle,... together at the crotch. The five-point harness system has two shoulder straps, two ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in... injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. Thisis because the back of...child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rear-facing ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...center front seat can be badly injured or killed by the right front passenger's air bag if it inflates. Never secure a child restraint the center ... require the top strap always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires that the top strap...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... have 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. Top Strap Anchor Location Your vehicle has top strap anchors already installed for the rear seating positions. You'll find them ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...three rear seating positions. In order to use the system, you need either a forward-facing ...assist you in locating the lower anchors for this child restraint system, each seating position with the LATCH ...directly above the anchor. A. Vehicle anchor B. LATCH system attachment points C. Top strap 1-43
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... vehicle's safety belts to secure a Id restraint. 4 A. Vehicle anchor B. LATCH system attachment points If a LATCH-typc hild rt ---nt isn't... points, the restraint won't be able to protect a child sitting there. In a crash, the child could be seriously injured or killed. Make sure that aLATCH-...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System 1. Find the anchors for the seating position you ...Tighten the top strap according to the chifd restraint instructions. 5. Push and pull the child restraint ...If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see lower Anchorages and Top ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... injured or killed by the right front passenger’s air bag if it inflates. Never secure... restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child...€™s safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 1-46...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    : 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 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 :4r&izt, yes p,&y fikd it +!;=fG! ?e yr88: h c e ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... 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. Always secure a rear-facing child ...for Children (LATCH System) on page 1-43. Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 4. Buckle the belt. Make ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    6. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    Air Bag Systems This part explains the frontal and side impact air bag systems. Your vehicle has air bags - a frontal ... air bag covering on the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. Frontal air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of injury from the force ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... crashes, or in many side crashes. And, for some unrestrained occupants, frontal air bags may provide less protection in frontal crashes than more forceful air bagshave provided in the past....side impact air bag for the driver is designed to inflate only in moderate to severe crashes where something ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... hildren and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system i designed for them. Young children s and infants ... checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on page 3-32 for more ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    Where Are the Air Bags? I The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-54
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly orit ... person causing severe injury or evendeath. The path of an inflating air bag must be keptclear. Don't put anything ... seat covers block the inflation path of a side impact air bag. If your vehicle has one, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... the amount of restraint according to crash severity. For moderate frontal impacts, these air bags inflate at a ... may not have a driver side air bag. See Air Bag Systems in the Index. A driver 's ... the driver's door. A side impact air bag will inflate if the crash severity is above the system's ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... an Air Bag Inflate? In an impact of sufficient severity, the air bag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. For both the frontal and side impact air bags, the sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... air bag inflates, thereis dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a historyof asthma or... If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after air bag an ...a door. If you experience breathing problems following an air bag deployment, you should seek ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    .... After an air bag inflates, you'll need some new parts for your air bag system. If you don't get them, the air bag system ... be there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag systems in several places ... your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications ... connectors. They are probably part of the air bag system. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep asafety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Torn or... away. Also look for any opened or broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...at the time of the collision. If an air bag inflates, you'll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier in this section. A crash can damage the restraint systems in your vehicle. A damaged restraint system may not ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    Section 2 Features and Controls Shifting Out of Park (P) ...-2-30 Parking Over Things That Burn ...2-31 2-31 Engine ... Starting Your Engine ...2.19 Engine Coolant Heater ...2.22 Automatic Transaxle Operation ...2.23 Parking Brake ...2.27 Shifting into Park (pi ...n-rn-r L/ ...Ignition Positions ... ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    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. 2-2
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...door and all other locks. Remote Keyless Entry System The remote keyless entry ... your dealer for assistance. In an emergency, contact Chevrolet Roadside Assistance. See Roadside Assistance ... of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... vehicle for the transmitter to work, try this: e Remote Keyless Entry System Operation Using the remote keyless entry transmitter, you can...Battery Replacement" and "Resynchronization" under Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-4. If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... vehicle has the optional content theft-deterrent system, the first time the remote unlock is received, ...be seen and chirps will be heard to indicate an alarm condition has occurred since last arming. ... transmitter may interact with the content theft-deterrent system, if your vehicle has this option. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    Illumination on Remote Activation The interior lamps will come on when either the UNLOCK, the trunk release or the panic alarm button is pressed. The interior lamps will remain on for 40 seconds or until the ignition is turned to ON or LOCK is pressed. Locking the doors with the power door locks ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    .... 4. Put the two haives back together. Make sure the halves are together tightly so water won't get in. 5. Resynchronize and then test the transmitter. Resynchronization 1 After you have changed the battery in your transmitter. you wiii need io resyncilrorriLe iire irarrsrrliiier. I o do this,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... won't open it. You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren't locked. So, wear safety belts properly ... doors can help prevent this from happening. To lock the doG: from the inside, push the manual lock lever forward. To unlock the door, pull the lever ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... lock. If your vehicle has the optional content theft-deterrent system and it is armed, the power door lock switches will be disabled. You must use your remote keyless entry transmitter or your key to unlock the doors when the system is armed. Mode 4: Automatic all-door lock when the transaxle is ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... bodyand the trunk lid: Make sure all other windows are shut. Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed and select the control setting that will force outside air into your vehicle. See "Climate Controls" in the Index....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... the key in the lock and turn it. You can also press the car symbol on your remote keyless entry transmitter, if equipped. Trunk Assist...trunk from inside the vehicle. Press the button located below the exterior lamps control on the underside of the dashboard. The shift lever must be in PARK (P) for ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Emergency Trunk Release Handle Notice: The emergency trunk release handle is not designed to be used to tie down the trunk lid or as an anchor point when securing items in the trunk. Improper use of the emergency trunk release handle could damage it. There is a glow-in-the-dark trunk release ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    Windows Leaving children in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-13
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... front of the switch. Switches located on the driver's door armrest control each of the windows when the ignition is in ON, ACC, or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) .... In addition, each passenger's door has a window switch that controls that door's window. To operate each window, press the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    Window Lock Out The driver's window controls also include a lock out switch. Press the WINDOW LOCK switch to the ... stop front and rear passengers from using their window switches. The driver can still control all the windows with the lock on. Press the left side of the WINDOW LOCK button to return ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...light reminds you to activate the theft-deterrent system. Here's how to do it: 1. Open the door. 2. Lock ...doors. The light on the radio will slowly flash once the system is armed. Arming with the Power Lock Switch ...begin flashing at a very slow rate to let you know the system is armed. Once armed,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... engine off. However, your Passlock@ system is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle ... Breakers on page 5-93. See your dealer for service. In an emergency, contact Chevrolet Roadside Assistance. See Roadside Assistance Program on r-3- 7-5 fnr mnre infnrmatinn. n9fYp ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... miles (322km) or so. During this time your new brake linings aren't yet broken in. Hard stops with ... breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. e Don't tow a trailer during break-in. ... the key or the ignition switch. none of this works, then If your vehicle needs service. 2-18
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...which you can operate your electrical accessories. With the key in this position, the ignition and automatic transaxle will unlock. Retained Accessory Power (RAP) With Retained Accessory Power (RAP), your power windows, audio system and sunroof (option) will continue to work for up to 10 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... the key and the accelerator pedal. Notice: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you don't, your engine might ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ..., repeat the normal starting procedure. Notice: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your deaier. if you don't, your engine ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...unwrap the electrical cord. The cord is attached to the underside of the diagonal brace, which is located above the engine air cleaner/filter assembly. 3. P I L It into a normal, grounded 110-volt AC ..., use a heavy-duty three-prong extension cord rated forat least 15 amps. 2-22
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged....give you the best advice for that particular area. Automatic Transaxle Operation Console Shift Lever Your automatic transaxle may have a shift lever on the steering column or on the console between ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You must fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in ON. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...J . :e rlm.rrrrn..- Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You could lose control andhit people or objects. Don't shift into a ... as you go faster, something may be wrong with a transaxle system sensor. If you drive very far that way...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... and lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (@ ). Here are some times you... and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes to hold your vehicle in position a hill... use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help control your speed as you go down... would also want to use your brakes off and on. Notice: Don't drive...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...with your right foot. Push down the parking brake pedal with your left foot. To release the ...UWYVII shift lever is not fully inPARK (P) with the parking brake firmlyset. Your vehicle can roll. ... you lift your left foot, the parking brake pedal will follow it to the released position. A warning chime ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Steering Column Shift Lever 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake. 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) like this: Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3. Turn the ignition key to...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the ...be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After... shift !ever IntC! the P.4p.K (P> pnsitlnn, hold the regular brake pedal down. Then, see if you can ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... Shifting lnto Park (P) on page 2-27. Shifting Out of Park (P) Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You must fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in ON. See...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... might have exhaust coming in if: Your exhaust system sounds strange or different. Your vehicle gets rusty ... Repairs weren't done correctly. 0 Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. @ I Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... proper steps to be sure your vehicle won't move. See Shifting Into Park ( f ) on page 2-27. Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle. See the earlier Caution under "Engine Exhaust.'' ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... on and off by pressing the button next to the lamp. Manual Rearview Mirror with Onstar@ If your vehicle has ... mirror face. See your dealer for more information on the system and how to subscribe to Onstar@.See Onstat@ System on page 2-37 for more information about the services Onstar@ provides. t ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror There are two lamps located on the bottom of the mirror. Each ...rearward, senses headlamps behind you. To turn the automatic dimming feature off, press the button ...glass cleaner. Your vehicle may be equipped with an automatic dimming rearview mirror. Push the button ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...may be equipped with an automatic dimming rearview mirror with the Onstar@System. The automatic dimming feature is turned on or off by pressing the far left button, ... system and how to subscribe to Onstar@.See OnStap System on page 2-37 for more information about the service Onstar@ provides. I 2-35
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Outside Power Mirrors The outside power mirror controls are located near the driver's side window, on... selector switch located above the four-way control panel to choose either the left or right outside... Then press any of the four arrows located on the control pad to move each mirror in the desired ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... of service plans. Some of the services currently provided by Onstar@are: Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment Emergency Services Roadside Assistance Stolen Vehicle Tracking ... Route Support RideAssist Information and Convenience Services Onstar@uses global positioning system (GPS)...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... your vehicle's speakers. A completed Subscription Service Agreement is required prior to delivery of Onstar@services and prepaid calling minutes are also required for Onstar@ Personal Calling and ... Advisor use. Terms and conditions of the Subscription Service Agreement can be found at www.onstar....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Changes and modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to... garage door openers, entry door locks, security systems and home lighting. Additional Homelink@information can...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...installed in your hand-held transmitter for quicker and more accurate transmission of the radio frequency. Your vehicle's engine should be turned off ... "Learn" or "Smart" button. This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the motor-head unit. 7. Firmly press and...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    .... Gate Operator and Canadian Programming Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to "time out" or quit after several seconds of transmission. This may not be long enough for HomeLink@ to pick up thesignal during programming. Similarly, some U.S. gate operators are manufactured...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Reprogramming a Single HomeLink@ Button To program a device to HomeLink@using a HomeLink@ button previously trained, follow these steps: 1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink@button. Do not release the button. 2. The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. While still holding the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    Storage Areas Glove Box Use the key to lock and unlock the glove box. To open, lift the latch. Rear Storage Area If your vehicle has the split folding rear seat, there will be two cupholders in the rear seat armrest. To access them, pull down on the cloth strap located toward the top of your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... fully opened in the rear position. The sunshade can be opened manually by sliding it rearward, or automatically, by opening the power sunroof. You will need to close the sunshade manually by sliding it forward. Close: To close the sunroof, push the switch forward ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...?C customize features after entering the main menu: GM Oil Life System Reset (Available for All) Low Tire Pressure Reset (If Equipped) 0 Delayed ... I I IGll J y 3 l G l I I) P. Trunk Jamb (Optional with Content Theft System) Horn Chirp On Timer (Available with Remote Keyless Entry) ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    OIL LIFE (GM Oil Life System Reset) This feature allows you to reset the GM Oil Life System Monitor after an oil change, see Engine Oil on page 5-75. Be .... You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...The mode you selected is now set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. AUTOLOCK (Automatic Door Lock and Unlock) With the ignition in ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... mode by following the directions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. The mode you selected is now set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. 2-48
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... command. If your vehicle has the optional content theft-deterrent system, the first time a remote UNLOCK command is received, three flashes ...horn chirps heard to indicate an alarm condition has occurred since last arming. See Theft-Deterrent Systems on page 2- 16. The mode you selected is now set. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... vehicle has the optional content theft-deterrent system, the first time the remote UNLOCK command is... indicate an alarm condition has occurred since last arming. See Theft-Deferrent Systems on...) This feature allows the content theft-deterrent system to be turned on or off. 3. Scroll, using the PREV ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    TRNKJAMB (Trunk Jamb) This feature allows the content theft system trunk lock sensor to be disabled or enabled. 4. With your preference ... is now set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... now set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your ... now reset. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...4. Repeat Step 3 for each additional transmitter. The transmitter is programmed now. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. EXIT (Exit Feature Customization Mode) This feature allows you to...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 123
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...) Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter ...3-21 Climate Controls ...3-22 Dual Climate Control System ...3-22 Outlet Adjustment ...3-25 Passenger Compartment Air Filter ...3-26 3-27 Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators ...Instrument Panel ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    Section 3 Instrument Panel Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...Understanding Radio Reception ...Care of Your Cassette Tape Player ...... of Your CD Player ...BackglassAntenna ...XMTMSatellite RadioAntennaSystem ...DAB Radio Antenna System ...Vehicle Customization Settings ...Chime Level Adjustment ... ...
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... here: A. B. C. D. E. instrument Panel Fuse Block Traction Control On/Off Button (If Equipped) MultifunctionLever Audio ... Wheel Lever K. Hood Release L. Steering Wheel Cruise Control (If Equipped) M. Ignition Switch N. Center Console Shift Lever (If Equipped) 0. Climate Controls P. Glove Box 3-5
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... 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 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    Horn Press near or on the horn symbols on your steering wheel pad to sound the horn. Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever Tilt Wheel ...Low-BeamChanger Flash-to-Pass Windshield Wipers Windshield Washer Cruise Control For more information on the exterior lamps, see Exterior Lamps on page 3-74 later in this ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... allow you to signal a turn or a lane change. To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down. When the turn is finished, the lever will return automatically. Turn Signal On Chime If you leave either one of your turn signals on and drive more than 3/4 mile (1.2 km), a chime will sound to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... cycles are needed, hold the band on MlST ionger. Heavy snow or ice can overload your wipers. A circuit breaker will stop them until the motor cools. Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload. If your blades become damaged, get new blades or blade inserts. See Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Windshield Washer At the top of the multifunction lever, there's a paddle with the word PUSH on it. To spray washer fluid on the windshield, push the paddle. The wipers will run for several sweeps and then either stop or return to your preset speed. The ignition key must be in ACC or ON for this ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... about 25 mph (40 km/h). When you apply your brakes, the cruise control shuts off. If your vehicle is in cruise control when the traction control system (option) begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. See Traction Control System (TCS) (3800 V6 Engine...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course shuts off the cruise control. But you don't need ... The CRUISE light on the instrument panel cluster will come on after the cruise control has been set to the desired speed. 3-12...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... feature will only work after you set the cruise control speed by pressing the SET button on ...to reduce your speed while using cruise control: Press the COAST button on the steering wheel until .../h) slower. Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control Use the accelerator pedal to increase your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... your speed down. Of course, applying the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. Exterior... There are three ways to cancel the cruise control: Step lightly on the brake pedal. Slide the lever on ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...DRL work, so be sure it isn't covered. The DRL system's automatic headlamp control will make your high-beam headlamps come on at a reduced brightness when the following conditions are met: 0 The ignition is on, the exterior lamps control is off and the gearshift is not ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... around your vehicle. The feature is activated when the headlamps are on due to the automatic headlamps control feature described previously in this section, and when the...off. Your headlamps will then remain on until the exterior lamps control is moved from OFF to the parking lamps position or until ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...lamps control. Your parking lamps must be on for this feature to work. Turn the control clockwise to brighten the lights or counterclockwise to dim them. Entry lighting ... You can also turn these lamps on by turning the exterior lamps control all the way clockwise. Some of the lamps have switches so ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...also turn this lamp on by turning the exterior lamps control clockwise as far as it will go. Vehicles that have ...following: Turn the ignition on,or turn the exterior lamps control off, then on again. If your ... more minute before being turned off automatically. Parade Dimming The instrument panel has ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... electrical load must not exceed amperage rating. Always turn off any electrical ... vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information ... the amperage rating. When adding electrical equipment, be sure to follow the proper installation instructions included ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... the glove box, and is labeled with a wire function and fuse rating. Notice: Adding some electrical ... the amperage rating. For information on accessing the connection and electrical hookup, please refer to your service manual. To order a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter Your vehicle may have ashtrays and a cigarette lighter. The front ashtray may be on the instrument panel or on the console. To remove the instrument panel ashtray, open it, push down on the locking tab and pull out the ashtray. To remove the console ashtray, open the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    Climate Controls Dual Climate Control System With this system you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation for your vehicle. (...For more information, see Passenger Compartment Air Filter on page and Part 3-26 A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4. Manual Operation Turn the right knob...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... set the instrument panel brightness control to the highest setting during the day to see the indicator light. The air-conditioning compressor also comes on. ..., after the air inside of your vehicle has cooled, turn the recirculation mode oti. The air-conditioning system removes moisture from the air,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...and the floor outlets. When you select this mode, the system turns off recirculation and runs the air-conditioning compressor unless the outside ... the floor outlets. In this mode, the system will automatically turn off recirculation and run the air-conditioning compressor, unless the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... more effectively. If the airflow seems low when the fan is at the highest setting, the passenger compartment air filter, if equipped, may need to replaced. For more information, see Passenger Compartment Air Filter on page 3-26 and Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4. 3-25
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... the module. Like your engine's air cleaner/filter, it may need to be changed periodically. For information on how often to change the passenger compartment air filter, see Scheduled Maintenance on page ... the new air filter. For the type of filter to use, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages ...injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As you .... Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... how much fuel is in your tank and many other things you need to drive safely and economically. APPLY BRAKE TO SHIFT FROM PARK 3400 V6 Engine Cluster: United States version with ABS and Traction Control shown, Canada similar 3-28
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    3800 V6 Engine Cluster: United States version with ABS and Traction Control shown, Canada similar 3-29
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    Speedometer and Odometer Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven in either miles (used in the United States) or in kilometers (used in Canada). Your vehicle has a tamper-resistant ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    Tachometer Your vehicle may have a tachometer that displays the engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute (rpm). Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to ON, a chime will come on for about several seconds to remind people to fasten their safety belts, unless the driver's ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air bag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. For more information on the air bag system, see Air Bag Systems on...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. If the light comes on while you ...31. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. The LOW BRAKE FLUID message in the message center will also appear when there is a brake problem. See Low Brake Fluid Warning Message on ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...to warn you if there is a problem. If there's a brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction control system will turn off and the warning... light will come on until your brakes cool down. If the traction control system warning light comes on ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... light will be illuminated in the message center and a chime will sound continuously. If the gage reaches the 260°F (125°C) mark, it indicates that the cooling system is working beyond its capacity. MESSAGE CENER y : TEMP 140 United States 3400 V6...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...) can affect your vehicle's emission controls and may cause this light to come ... on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before... damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    Light On Steady - An emission control system malfunction has been detected on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. If the Light Is on Steady You also may be able to correct the emission system malfunction by considering...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Cruise Control Light The CRUISE light comes on whenever you set your cruise control. See "Cruise Control" under Turn Signah'Multifunction Lever on page3-7. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... may experience with your fuel gage. None of these indicate a problem with the fuel gage. At the gas station, the fuel pump shuts off before the gage ... off the ignition. The gage pointer moves while cornering, braking or acceleration. t t Canada - 3400 V6 Engine Cluster Canada - ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... equipped with the traction control system and this message appears when you are driving, there is a problem with your traction control system and your vehicle is in need of service. If your vehicle is equipped with the traction control system, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...displayed when the engine is running, you may have a problem with your charging system. If there ... a with the generator drive belt, or someother charging system problem. Have it checked right away.... United States Canada This message is displayed when the cooling system temperature gets hot. A chime...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... Pressure Message Notice: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly andis not covered by... Be sure to have your vehicle serviced right away. See Engine Oil on page 5-75 on how... you should have your vehicle serviced immediately. DL.. t keep drivinc, - ~ - oil pressure is low. If ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... Low Tire Message CHANGE ENGINE OIL United States Canada This message is displayed .... For more information on resetting the system, see "How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message" under ... vehicle may be equipped with the tire pressure system which monitors the inflation pressure of the tires. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Door Ajar Warning Message Trunk Ajar Warning Message ' 7 States ' I DOOR AJAR United w Canada 7 7 TRUNK OPEN United States Canada This message will appear if the driver's door or one of the passenger's doors is not completely closed and the ignition is in ON. If you are in a ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    .... If the security message is displayed continuously while driving and stays on, there may be a problem with the Passlock@ system. Yourvehicle will not be protected dealer for by Passlock@ and you should see your service. See Pass/ocP on page 2- I for more 7 information. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... of the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. This message will be displayed when your vehicle has a brake problem. The brake system warning light will also be illuminated. .... You should have your vehicle serviced immediately. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-33 for ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... will come on if you have engine problems. These problems may not be obvious and may not.... If this message appears, you may have a problem with your high-beam headlamps. The message will stay... three seconds to remind you that you may have a problem with your highbeam-headlamps. Be sure to check your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... A chime will be heard to confirm the new selection. The reset button can also be used to manually calibrate the compass. See "Manual Compass Calibration" later in this section. The reset button can be used to set the compass zone variation. See "Compass ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    MODE: Press this button to cycle through three modes of operation - Off, Compassfiemperature and Trip Computer mode. Off: No driver information is displayed in this mode of operation. Compassll'emperature Mode: One of eight compass readings and the outside temperature are displayed. If the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... will sound to verify that the calibration is complete. Automatic Compass Calibration The compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is new, the calibration process may not be complete. In...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... distance that can be traveled with the remaining fuel. The fuel economy used tocalculate range is based on the last few hours of driving. When in a low fuel condition, LO is displayed. FUEL USED (Trip Fuel Used): This shows the accumulated fuel used ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...-set mode. To synchronize the time with an FM station broadcastina Radio Data System (RDS) information, press and hold HR and MN at the ... with it first. 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 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    Radio with Cassette This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and ... current programming and the name of the program being broadcast. Radio Data System (RDS): Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... announcements and more. Digital Audio Broadcast transmission services are currently available in Toronto, Montreal, ... Radio PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL (Volume): Turn the ... automatic volume, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...or XM1, XM2 (USA only, if your radio is equipped with XMTM Satellite Radio Service) or DAB1, DAB2 (Canada only, if your radio is equipped with DAB). The...and six XM2 (USA only, if your radio is equipped with the XM Satellite Radio Service) or DAB1 and DAB2 (Canada only, if your radio is equipped with ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. The radio will produce one beep and ... speaker balance. To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. The radio will produce one beep and ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... stations. Press and hold BAND again for two seconds to turn alternate frequency off. AF OFF will appear on the display. The ... off alert announcements. ALERT! will not be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. 4. If you want to go to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... the radio has not been calibrated properly for the vehicle. You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK@system has locked up. You must return to the dealership for service. 3-58
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer Your radio system is acquiring and processing audio ... disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. Off Air CH Unavl I This previoIsIy a s s i y e d channel is no I o n p r assigned available Tune ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... Display Message No Info No Info Condition Category Name not available No ... information is available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. No text or informational messages are available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. There are No channel ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... you want to insert a tape while the ignition is off, first press EJT or DISP. While the tape is playing, use VOL, TUNE, SEEK and PSCAN controls just as you do for the radio. The radio will display TAPE and an arrow showing which side of the tape is playing. If an error appears on the display, see ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    SEEK b : If the right or the left arrow is held or pressed more than once, the player will continue moving forward or backward through the tape. SEEK and a positive or a negative number will appear on the display. BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a tape is playing. The tape will ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    Radio with CD This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and will ... current programming and the name of the program being broadcast. Radio Data System (RDS): Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...(Canada Only): DAB is a Canadian land-based radio service that offers digital quality audio and... announcements and more. Digital Audio Broadcast transmission services are currently available in Toronto, Montreal, ... automatic volume, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... or XMI, XM2 (USA only, if your radio is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service) or DABI, DAB2 (Canada only, if your radio is equipped with DAB). The...and six XM2 (USA only, if your radio is equipped with the XM Satellite Radio Service) or DAB1 and DAB2 (Canada only, if your radio is equipped with ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. The radio will produce one beep and display ... middle position. To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. You will hear one beep and ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... stations. Press and hold BAND again for two seconds to turn alternate frequency off. AF OFF will appear on the display. The ... off alert announcements. ALERT! will not be affected by tests of the emergency broaacast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. 4. If you want to go to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...song title, call in phone numbers, etc. If the whole message is not displayed, parts of it will appear every three seconds. To scroll through the message at your own ... is pressed, DAB does not seek to a station that broadcasts traffic. DAB only checks the current frequency for traffic support. 3-68
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... been calibrated properly for the vehicle. You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK@system has locked up. You must return to the dealership for service. If any error occurs repeatedly or if an ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... properly. No song title information is available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. No Sign1 Loading Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Off Air CH Unavl No Info Artist Name/Feature not available Song...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    XMTMRadio Messages (cont'd) Radio Display Message No Info No Info Not Found XM Lock having your vehicle serviced, check with the Radio ID (channel 0) Unknown If you tune to channel 0, you will see this message alternating with your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This Check XM 3-71
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    Playing a Compact Disc Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in and the disc should begin playing. The display will show the CD symbol. If you want to insert a compact disc with the ignition off, first press DlSP or EJT. If an error appears on the display, see ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... play. The disc is dirty, scratched, wet or upside down. The air is very humid. If so, wait about an hour ... for any other reason, try a known good CD. ~ Radio Data System (RDS): Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... announcements and more. Digital Audio Broadcast transmission services are currently available in Toronto, Montreal, ... Radio PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL (Volume): Turn the ... automatic volume, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...For XMTM (USA only, your radio is equipped with if XMTM Satellite Radio Service), press this button while in XM mode to retrieve various pieces of information...XM1, XM2 (USA only, if your radio is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service) or DABI, DAB2 (Canada only, if your radio is equipped with DAB...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...if your radio is equipped with the XM Satellite Radio Service) or DABl and DAB2 (Canada only, ... andhold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. Theradio will produce one beep and... classical stations. To return the bass and treble to the manual mode, push and release the AUDIO knob...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... balance. To adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. The radio will produce one beep and ... and hold BAND for two seconds to turn alternate frequency on. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...You will not be able to turn off alert announcements. ALERT! will not be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... the radio has not been calibrated properly for the vehicle. You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK@system has locked up. You must return to the dealership for service. 3-79
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...no longer available Off Air This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel.... information is available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. No song title information is available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. CH Unavl No...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    XMTMRadio Messages (cont'd) Radio Display Message Condition Action Required No Info No Info message ... If you tune to channel 0, you will see this message alternating with your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate your service. I Radio ID not known ardware failure I...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... sound, the tape may not be in squarely. Press EJT to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOL, AUDIO and SEEK controls just as you do for the radio. The display will show TAPE and an arrow showing which side of the tape is playing. If you want to insert a tape while ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    SIDE:Pressthis of the tape. 5 pushbutton to play the other side Cassette Tape Messages CHK TAPE (Check Tape): If this message appears on the radio display, the tape won't play because of one of the following errors. The tape is tight and the player can't turn the tape hubs. Remove the tape. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    CD Adapter Kits It is possible to use a portable CD player adapter kit with your cassette tape player after disabling the tighVloose tape sensing feature on your tape player. To disable the feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Turn the radio off. 1 PREV (Previous): Press ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    6 RDM (Random): Press this pushbutton to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. RDM ON will appear on the display. RDM T and the track number will appear on the display when each track starts to play. Press it again to turn off random play. RDM OFF will appear on the display. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... to discourage theft of your radio. The feature works automatically by learning a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN... operate if stolen. Audio Steering Wheel Controls If your vehicle has this feature, you can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...your radio is equipped with XMTM Satellite Radio Service)or DABl, or DAB2 (if your radio ...radio will play. MUTE: Press this button to silence the system. Press it again to turn on the sound. VOL... arrow to increase or to decreasevolume. XMTMSatellite Radio Service XMTMSatellite Radio gives you digital...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    .... For best results, use a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette with pads which scrub the tape head as the hubs of the cleaner cassette turn. The ... sound quality may degrade over time. Always make sure the cassette tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. 3-88
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... window, there is a reduced risk of damage caused by car washes and vandals. If you ... add a cellular telephone to your vehicle, and the antenna needs to be attached to the glass, be sure that you ... reception. Also, for proper radio reception, the antenna connector at the top-center of the rear window ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    .... Vehicle Customization Settings Your audio system can be used to control vehicle customization settings using ... vehicle chimes. DAB Radio Antenna System Your DAB antenna is located on the roof of your vehicle.... driven into the United States the DAB radio antenna system will not function. DAB radio ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...Trailer ...4-34 Your Driving. the Road. and Your Vehicle ...4-2 Defensive Driving ...42 . Drunken Driving ...42 . Control of a Vehicle ...4-5 Braking ...4-6 Traction Control System (TCS) (3800 V6 Engine) ...4-9 Steering ...4-10 Off-Road Recovery...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... distance. It's the best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything that distracts from the driving task - such as...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... these laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what ... depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...something else about drinking and driving that many people don't know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person's system can make crash injuries worse, especially injuries to the brain, spinal cord or heart. This means that when anyone who has...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where...cad can pr~vide. That meaw you caR loss control of your vehicle. Also see Traction Control System (TCS) (3800 V6 Engine) on page 4-9. ~ 4-5
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard ... normally but don't pump your brakes. If you do, the pedal may... pedal will be harder to push. Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Your vehicle may... to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. You may...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The...available tire and road conditions. This can help you steer around the obstacle while braking hard. Let's ...brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. 4-7
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down firmly ...-lock, you can steer and brake at the same time. However, if you .... This will give you maximum braking while maintaining steering control. You can do..., ease off the brake pedal. This will help you retain steering control. If you...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... especially in slippery road conditions, you should always leave the traction control system on. But you can turn the system off if you...30. 4-9 !f your vehic!e is in cruise contra! when the tracti9n control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. When road
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... off, a chime will sound and the TRAC OFF warning light will come on and stay on. If the traction control system is limiting wheel spin when you press the button to turn ... is banked, and your speed. While you're in a curve, speed is the one factor you can control. 4-10
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... you're steering through a sharp curve. Then you suddenly apply the brakes. Both control systems - steering and braking - ... the hard braking can demand too much of those places. You can lose control. The same... in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in time...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Off-Road Recovery You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while you're driving. An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o'clock positions, you can ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    Passing The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on & two-lane highway waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... to be farther away from you than it really is.) 0 Loss of Control Let's review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't have enough friction where the tires meet the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...conditions. But skids are always possible. The three types of skids correspond to your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels aren't rolling. ...get the wheels rolling again. This restores steering control. Push the brake pedal down steadily wirer1 you have ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... is that some drivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. What you do in the daytime can also affect your night vision. For ... the day in bright sunshine you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. 4-16
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... moving; that way, it's easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet checked reqularly for proper aim, so should vour eves be examined regularly. Some drivers suffer from road, you stop, can't accelerate or turn ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Tryto avoid puddles. But if ... vehicle. After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    .... I Driving Through Deep Standing Water Kuiice; it you cirive io0 quickiy irnrougn 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 underbodyof your vehicle. If you can't ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You’ll want ... map and plan your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country trip...€™ll save time and energy. See the next part, “Freeway Driving.” Treat a green light as a...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... as often as necessary. Try to blend smoothly with the traffic flow. Once you are on the freeway, adjust your speed to the posted limit or to the prevailing rate if it's slower. Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... lenses clean? Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for long-... your trip a short time to avoid a major storm system? Maps: Do you have up-to-date...don't plan to make too many miles that first part of the journey. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... road in less than a second, and you could crash and be injured. What can you do about highway ...: Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. Keep your eyes moving. Scan the...you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. Know how to ...going down a hill. You could crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. 4-24
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... may want to shift down to a lower gear. The lower gears help cool your engine and transaxle, and you can climb the hill...your lane, like a stalled car or an accident. You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... loose snow - drive with caution. Keep your traction control system on. It improves your ability to accelerate when .... Even though your vehicle has a traction control system, you'll want to slow down and adjust your driving to the road conditions. See Traction Control System (TCS) (3800 V6 Engine) ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    If You're Caught in a Blizzard Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you've been stopped by the snow. Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor mats - anything you...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... overcome you and kill you. You can't see it or smell it, so you might not know it is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from around the base of your vehicle, especially any that is blocking your exhaust pipe. And check around again from time to time to be sure snow doesn't collect there. C Run ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...right. That will clear the area around your front wheels. If your vehicle has traction control, you should turn the system off. See Traction Control System (TCS) (3800 V6 Engine) on page 4-9. Then shift back and forth between REVERSE (R) and a forward gear, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    Towing Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-5. Here are some important things to consider before you do recreational vehicle towing: e What's the towing capacity of the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the... wheel in a straight-ahead position. 5. Releases the parking brake. 4-32 Two labels on your vehicle ... label tells you the proper size, speed rating and recommended inflation pressures for the tires ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ..., or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause you to lose control and crash. Also, overloading can shorten the life of your vehicle. The other label is the Certification label, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    .... If you don't use the correct equipment and when you drive properly, you can lose control pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well or even at all. You and your passengers could be seriously ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    That's the reason for this part. In it are many time-tested, important trailering tips and safety rules. ..., increasing the pulling requirements. 0 Consider using a sway control. You can ask a hitch dealer about sway controls. Don't tow a trailer at all during the first 1,000 miles (1 600 km) ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... special equipment that you have on your vehicle. You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 48232-5170 In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... brake sysien~. you do, uoiil iF brake systems won't work well, or at all. ... your vehicle doesn't have anti-lock brakes, don't tap into your vehicle's brake system if the trailer's brake system will use more than... master cc> cylinder. If it does, both braking systems won't work well. You ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Will the trailer brake parts take 3,000 psi (20 650 kPa) of pressure? If not, the trailer brake system must not be used with your vehicle. If ... and trailer moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you check your electrical ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...€™s how io do it: 1. Apply your regular brakes, but don’t shift into PARK ..., you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get ... and transaxle overheating. TI I 3. 4. Reapply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking brake, and then shift to PARK (P). If you have overdrive, you may ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belts, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...10 Engine Compartment Overview ...5.12 Engine Oil ...5.15 Engine Air CleanedFilter ...5.22 Automatic Transaxle Fluid ...5.23 Engine Zooiarli ...3.m Radiator Pressure Cap ...5.29 Engine Overheating ...5.29 Cooling System ...5.32 Power Steering Fluid ...5.42 Windshield ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Electrical System ...5.92 Add-on Electrical Equipment ...5.92 Headlamp Wiring ...5.92 Windshield WiperFuses ...5.92 Power Windows and Other Power Options ...5.93 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...5.93 Capacities and Specifications ...5.101 Normal ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... to be happy with it. We hope you'll go to your dealer for all your service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll want to keep your GM vehicle all GM. Genuine GM parts have ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...confused. If you use the wrong fasteners, partscan later break or falloff. You could be hurt. -- Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-60. You should keep ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... engine protection. Gasoline meeting these specifications could provide improved driveability and emission control system performance compared to other gasoline. In... uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary. If...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission control system performance may be affected. The malfunction ... methanol. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage ...life of spark plugs and the performance of the emission control system may be affected. The malfunction indicator ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Filling Your Tank Fuel vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that can cause very bad injuries. Don't smoke if you're near fuel or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from fuel. Turn your vehicle off to refuel. The fuel cap is located behind a ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... When filling the tank do not overfill by squeezing in much more fuel after the pump shuts off. When you put the fuel cap back on, turn it to ...you hear a clicking sound. Make sure you fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has beenleft off or improperly installed. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...indicator lamp to light andmay damage your fuel tank and emissions system. See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the Index. Filling a Portable Fuel Container... opening before operating the nozzle. Contact should be maintained until the filling is complete. Don't smoke while pumping gasoline. 5-9
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and toolsaway from any underhood electric fan. I I parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood latch, located near the center of the hood front, by pushing the latch to the right. 3. Lift the hood. Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly. Then pull the hood down and close it firmly. 5-11
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 3400 V6 (Code E) engine, you'll see the following: .. . 5-12
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... Pressure Cap G. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank H. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir I. Electric Cooling Fan J. Engine Oil Fill Cap K. Engine Oil Dipstick L. ... (underneath engine shield) M. Transaxle Fluid Dipstick N. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir 0. Engine Air CleanedFilter 5-13
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    When you open the hood on the 3800 V6 (Code K) engine, you'll see the following: I 5-14
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... Coolant Recovery Tank H. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (low in engine compartment) I. Electric Cooling Fan J. Engine Oil Dipstick ICanada K. Engine Oil Fill ... added reminder. M. Transaxle Fluid Dipstick N. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir 0. Enqine Air CleanedFilter 5-15
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...It's a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel.... Engine 3800 (Code K) Engine The engine oil dipstick handle is the yellow loop located .... Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes to drain back into... pan. If you don't, the oil dipstick might not show the actual level...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase ... E) V6 Engine 3800 (Code K) V6 Engine The engine oil fill cap is located toward the front cf the engine near the yellow-looped engine oil dipstick handle. See Engine Compartment Overview on ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...not carry this starburst symbol. Ifyouchoose to perform the engine oil change service yourself, be sure ... Institute certified for gasoline engines. 5-18 Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified ...You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle, as shown in the viscosity chart...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...not use other viscosity grade oils, such as SAE 1OW-40 or SAE 20W-50 under any conditions. RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS . . FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLDSTARTING,... use other viscosity grade oils, such as SAE IOW-40 or SAE 20W-50 under any conditions. 100+ 80,- +...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... when to (:hange your engine oil and filter based on vehicle use. Anytime your oil is changed, reset the system so it can calculate when ... Oil Life SystemTM) Your vehicle has a computer system that lets you know when to change the engine oil and filter. This is based on engine revolutions and engine ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... to the environment. If you change your own oil, be sure to drain all the oil from the filter before disposal. Never dispose of oil by..., recycie ii by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... on location. To check or replace the engine air cleaner/filter do the following: 3. Pull out the.... Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter. See Scheduled Maintenance on page ... the engine. 5-22 Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    Notice: If the air cleanedfilter is off, a backfire can cause a damaging engine fire. And, ...get into your engine, which will damage Always have the air cleanedfilter place when in you're driving. How to...use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles (166 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...as follows: Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in PARK (P). With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear range, pausing for about three seconds in each ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants page 6- 16. on If ...fluid labeled DEXRON@-Ill, because fluid with that label is made especially for your automatic transaxle. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRON@-Ill is not...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    Engine Coolant The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with DEX-COOL@ engine coolant. This coolant is designed to ... you add only DEX-COOL@extended life coolant. The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating or if ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... clean, drinkable water and one-half DEX-COOL@ coolant which won't damage aluminum parts. If you use this... a year, have your dealer check your cooling system. Notice: If you use the proper.... These can be harmful. Adding o plainwater to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... If you need more coolant, add the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture at the coolant recovery tank, but be ... in the radiator. For information on how to add coolant to the radiator, see Cooling System on page 5-32. 1 Turning the radiatc. pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... overheated engine protection operating mode, to avoid engine damage, allow the engine to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severely degraded. Repair the cause of coolant loss, change the oil and reset the oil life system. See "Engine Oil" in the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    .... Stop your engine it if overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index for information on... or hear steam coming fromit. Just turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicleuntil it cools CAUTION: (Continued) 5-30
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... with a low coolant message can indicate a serious problem. If you get an engine overheat warning, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine ... engine and get everyone out of the vehicle until it cools down. Also, see "Overheated Engine Protection ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: 3800 V6 ... A. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans 3400 V6 Engine C. Radiator Pressure Cap A. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans C. Radiator Pressure Cap 5-32
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else i n the cooling system. If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, don't do... with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine cooling fans are running. If the engine is overheating, both fans ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL@ engine coolant at the coolant recovery tank. See Engine ...; When adding coolant, it is important that you use onlyDEX-COOL@ (silicate-free) coolant. If coolant other thanDEX-COOL@is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...€™s one more thing you can try. You can add the proper coolant mixture directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before you do it. The coolant recovery tank is located in the rear of the engine compartment on the passenger’s side of the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly. They... they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system and radiator pressure cap to cool you ever have if to turn ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator -pressure cap and-upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. 1. Turn the pressure cap ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    .... You 1 be b ned youspillcoolant on hot if engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. 3.2.... bracket and remove the cover shield. 3.3. Put the oil fill tube, with cap attached, in the valve cover ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    4. After the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed valve or valves. 3400 V6 BLEED VALVE #I 3400 V6 BLEED VALVE #2 3800 Series II V6 Bleed Valve 3400 V6 engine: There are two bleed valves. One is located on the thermostat housing. The other is located on the thermostat...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... fill tube and cap by twisting clockwise. 5. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. See Engine Coolant on...coolant mixture. If you see a stream of coolant coming from an air bleed valve, close the valve. Otherwise, close the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    10. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 11. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be lower. If the level is lower, add $, . +h,. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. ... Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the cap and the top of the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    What to Use To determine what kind of fluid to use, see Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-16. Always use the proper ... United Canada When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn't clean as well as washer ...e e Don't use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. Your brake master cylinder reservoir is on the driver's...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...only DOT-3 brake fluid. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6- 16. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap ... they may not even work at This could all. cause a crash. Always use the proper brake iiuid. 5-45
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... When you hear the brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly brakerepair. Some driving conditions or climates may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... your brakes adjust for wear. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have...braking. Your vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality GM brake parts. When you replace parts of your braking system - for example, when your brake linings wear down and...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... contain acid that can burn you. They contain gas that can explode or ignite. They contain enough electricity to burn you. If you don't follow these steps exactly, some or all of these things can hurt you. Also, for your audio system, see Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios) on page 3-86. 5-48
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... a 12-volt battery with a negative ground system. 2. Get the vehicles close enough so ... damage the electrical systems. To avoid the possibility of the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake firmly ... an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEU~IHAL betore setting the parking brake....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    .... You should always use the remote positive (+) terminal instead o the positive (+) f terminal on the battery. An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. 5-50
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 5. Check that the jumper cables don't... one. Negative (-) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (-) terminal if the vehicle has one....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ...doesn't go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal part or to a remote negative (-) terminal on the vehicle with the dead battery. a. Now connect ...cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, and the chance ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    .... If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. To disconnect the jumper cables from both vehicles, do the following: 1. ... its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) Terminal C. Dead Battery or Remote ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... for you to re-aim your headlamps by following the procedure in the service manual for your vehicle. Notice: To make sure your headlamps are aimed properly, read all the instructions before beginning. Failure to follow these instructions could cause damage to headlamp parts. 5-54
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ..., and Parking Lamps Halogen Bulbs Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you drop or scratch the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. A. Parkingnurn Signal Lamp B. Low-Beam Headlamp C. High-Beam Headlamp 5-55
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the air baffle. 4. Gently pull the headlamp assembly away from the vehicle and remove the electrical connector. 3. Remove ... from the bulb by raising the lock tab and pulling the connector away from the bulb's base. 8. Install the electrical connector to the bulb. 5-56
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    9. Install the new bulb by inserting the smallest tab on the bulb base into the matching notch in the retaining ring. Turn the bulb a quarter-turn clockwise until it stops. 10. Reverse Steps 1 through 5 to reinstall the headlamp assembly. Then, check the lamps. 1. Open the trunk. Remove the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    IO. Reinstall the assembly and the two lower wing nuts. 11. Reinstall the carpeting. 12. Reinstall the upper (convenience net) wing nut and convenience net, if equipped. Replacement Bulbs Exterior Lamp I I I I Back-up Front Parkingnurn Signal Back-up Lamps The back-up lamps are located in the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected at least twice a year for wear or cracking. See "Windshield Wipers, Blade Check' under At Least Twice a Year on page 6-11 for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Chevrolet Warranty booklet for details. 0 Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous....a result of too much friction. You could have an air-out and a serious accident. See "Loading Your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...overinflation is all right. It's not. If your tires don't have enough air (underinflation), you can get the following: Too much flexing Too much heat Tire ...wear Bad handling 0 Bad fuel economy If your tires have too much air (overinflation), you can get the following: 0 0 0 0 Unusual wear Bad...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    .... Don't reset the tire pressure monitor system without first correcting the cause of the problem and checking and ... pressure monitor system can be reset two ways. With the ignition position at ON, pull the interior lamps control to the ON and OFF settings three times. After the system has learned ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... reset, scroll until EXIT appears on the display. The system completes the calibration process during driving. ...65 mph (105 km/h). When learning is complete, the system will alert you after two to eight ...rough roads, curves and at high speeds. The system is not capable of detection at speeds greater ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...first rotation is the most important. See "Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services," in Section 6, for scheduled rotation ...Loading Information label. Reset the Tire Inflation Monitor System. See Tire Pressure Monitor System on page5-62. Make certain that all wheel nuts are properly tightened. See ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    When It Is Time for New Tires One way to tell when it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining. You need a new tire if any of the following statements are true: You can see the indicators ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...handling, speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your ...and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires ... tires could cause you to lose control while driving. If you mix ... properly, and you could have a crash. Using tiresof different sizes may...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example,...on the sidewalls of most passenger car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of... wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance and...of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you lose control. You could have a collision in...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains ... maintain your tires properly. If air goes out of a tire, it's much ... lane position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane... you can still steer. Gently brake to a stop - well off the road if...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... or other people. You and they could be badly injured. Find a level place to change your tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the vehicle won't move, vou can put blocks ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. The steps for removing the compact spare tire and installing it on the vehicle are listed below. 1. Turn the center nut on the compact spare tire cover counterclockwise to remove it. Then remove the cover. 3. Turn the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... may have L 1 To remove a center cap use the wheel wrench to pry gently at the notch in the wheel cap. Don't use a ? x ! ?!2i is R2K!2'SE?Y th2R t k %hZZ! %:ZXh : p thc c 2: ; notch. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) extension and protector/guide (B) and wheel wrench (C). 5-73
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    Removing the Wheel Covers If your vehicle is equipped with wheel covers, loosen the plastic nut caps with the wheel wrench in a counter clockwise direction. Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire If needed, you can finish loosening them with your fingers. Then, using the flat end of...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ...jack you could be badly injured or killed. Newer get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. A Raising your v icle w J the jack improperly ... you should place your jack to change a front tire. Use the bolts (A) as a guide when positioning the jack lift head (C) near the rear edge of the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    r B /J \ C Jack Placement for a Rear Tire The diagram shows you where to place your jack to change a rear tire. Use the notch (B)as a guide when positioning the jack lift head (A) near the front edge of the rear wheel opening (C). For jacking at the vehicle's rear location, put the jack lift ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ..., mounting surfaces and spare wheel. r Never use oil or greaseon studs or nuts. If you do, ... the compact spare tire. Rust or dirt on thewheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts ... paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    7. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown. 6. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause thewheel to come loose and even come off. This could lead toan accident...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    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 specification. See "Capacities and Specifications" ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...the trunk, valve stem facing down with the protector/guide through a wheel bolt hole. 2. Remove the... spare tire back in the trunk, place the protector/guide back in the foam holder. 4. Put the cover back...-size tire, use the extension and protector guide located in thefoam holder to help prevent wheel...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...Compact Spare Tire D. Nut E. Jack F.Wheel Wrench G. Extension and Protective Guide H. Bolt Screw I. Foam Holder The compact spare tire is for temporary use ...as you can. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-82. See the storage instructions label to return your compact spare tire to your trunk properly. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly. .... You must calibrate the tire inflation monitor system after installing or removing the compact spare. See Tire Pressure Monitor System on page 5-62. The system may not work correctly ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... if you strike a match or get them on ahot part of the vehicle. Some are dangerous if you breathe their ... your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or ..., too. Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... Carefully scrape off excess stain, then sponge the soiled area with cool water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If ... label. 1. Carefully scrape off excess stain. 2. Clean with cool water and allow to dry completely. 4. Apply cleaner ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... make it difficult to see through the windshield under certain conditions. Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt. You ...cleaner. See your dealer for this product. Never use oils, varnishes, solvent-based or abrasive cleaners, furniture polish or shoe polish on leather. Soiled or stained leather...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... _lye safel- 3elts.you do, it may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety ... water, a soft cloth and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Cleaning the Outside of Your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...basecoatklearcoat paint finish may dull the finish or leave swirl marks. Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc., can damage your vehicle's finish if they remain on painted ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... wheels. Don't take your vehicle through an automatic car wash that has silicone carbide tire... repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. ...-up materials avaliable from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not... can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even ... loosened before being flushed. Your dealer or an underbody car washing system can do this for you. GM Vehicle Care...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... (C( Int'd) Description I Usage l- Usage Chrome and Wire Wheel Cleaner Removes dirt and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. Removes dust, fingerprints, and surface ... Foaming Tire Shine Gloss See your General Motors parts department for these products. See Part D: ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    Vehicle Identification Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You'll ... helpful if you ever need to order parts. On this label is: your VIN, 0 the model designation,...VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... 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 on page 1-60. Headlamp Wiring The ... will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed. 5-...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. Fuses and Circuit Breakers The wiring circuits in your vehicle are ...fuses. This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look the silver-colored band inside the fuse....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...FUSES to expose the fuses. Outside Devices I Inside Devices U n EBCM 5 CIWAUX r l - 00 n H HTD ST/BCM 0N B AClCRUlSE NC FAN e l - -I PWR MIR , , STR COL CLSTFVBCM RETAINED ACCSRY PWR RELAY 5-94
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... Restraint System ABS/PCM Anti-Lock Brake System, Powertrain Control Module, Brake Switch, Crank Relay, Canister ...Body Control Module STOP (Run. Crank) TURNSIGNAL ITurn Signal Flashers Cruise Control Steering Column CRUISE Controls HVAC Temp Door Motors & Module, AC/CRUISE Cruise sControl Module FAN ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... panel on the passenger's side of the vehicle. Pull off the cover labeled FUSES to expose the fuses. - Outside Devices PWRDROP Inside Devices PROTECTION n TRWROOF BRP r l - -- nn B N LP DIC/RKE w I PWR SEATS BRKR 0HAZSW 0 BRKSW 1 I REAR DEFOG RELAY 1 I REAR DEFOG BRKR 5-96
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... Panel Footwell Lamps, Glovebox Lamps Heated Mirrors Brake Switch Hazard Switch Rear Parking Lamps Accessory ...-up Lamps Relay Battery Run Down Protection Relay I I Circuit 5reakers POWER SEATS BRKR PG :E ; BRKR I I I Rear Defogger Relay, Heated Mirror Relay Usage Power Seat Circuit Breaker Rear ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... #2 U/HOOD #1 Usage Fuel Pump FUEL PUMP Daytime Running Lamps DRL RELAY Air Induction Reaction Relav Starter (Crank) Relay Horn Fog Lamps... Headlamps Low (Right Front) & High EXT LTS (Right Front) Headlamps PCM PCM Battery HVAC Compressor Relay & A/C RLY Generator (CMPR) I
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... information on location. Relays FAN CONT #3 FAN CONT #2 FAN CONT #1 IGN RELAY A/C CMPR ill1I! RTlP UMOOD COOLING FAN CONT #2 8 3 FAN CONT #i AIR PMP RLY r - - 1 L - - J FUEL INJ TRANS SOL N C RLY [COIL) ENG DEVICES DFI MDL OXY SEN 5-99
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...Rear Defogger, Audio System Ignition Relay, AIR Pump Cooling Fans (Battery) Cooling Fan Control Relays #2 & #3 Cooling Fan Control Relays #1 Air Induction Reaction Pump Relay (Battery)... Canister Purge Solenoid, Mass Air ENG DEVICES Flow Sensor (MAF), AIR Pump Relay & Valve Control I DFI...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... Automatic Transaxle Pan Removal and Replacement After Complete Overhaul When draining/replacingconverter, more fluid may be needed. Cooling System Including Reservoir 3400 (Code E) V6 3800 (Code K) V6 Engine Oil with Filter 3400 (Code E) V6 3800 (Code K) V6 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    Engine Specifications 1-2-3-4-5-6 5-102
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Engine Air CleanedFilter Passenger Compartment Air Filter All Engines Automatic Transmission Filter A1614C* I GM Part No. 10406026 PF47" 24206433* Spark ...
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    ... Seal Inspection ...6.14 Exhaust System Inspection ...6.14 Fuel System Inspection ...6.15 Engine Cooling System Inspection ...6.15 Throttle System Inspection ...6.15 Brake System Inspection ...6.15 Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-16 Part E: Maintenance ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... important. Improper vehicle maintenance can even affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or the wrong ..., checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... ser -'-e center do these bs. !- "Part B: Owner Checks and Services" tells ... condition. "Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections" explains important inspections that your dealer's service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... scheduled maintenance which explains the engine oil life system and how it indicates when to change the engine oil and filter. Also, listed are scheduled maintenance services which are to be performed at the mileage intervals specified. This part tells you the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... 6- 14. Footnotes The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board has determinedthat the failure to perform...Tire Inflation 3 Monitor System (if equipped) must be reset. + A good time to check your brakes isduring tire rotation. See Brake System Inspection on page 6-15...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... the system. Your vehicle has a computer system that lets you know when to change the engine oil and filter. This is based on engine revolutions and ... year. However, your engine oil and filter must be changed at least once a year and at this time the system must be reset. It ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t.) 0 If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly ... necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t.) U If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t.) 0 If €quipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. 0 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... 0 If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may require... wires. An Emission Control 150,000 Miles (240000 km) CJ Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See Engine...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... to help ensure the safety, dependability and emission control performance of your vehicle. Be sure any necessary repairs... the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOL@ coolant mixture if necessary. See Engine Coolant...every 50 hours of tape play. See Audio System@) on page 3-52 for further details. 6-10
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... belts replaced. Also look for any opened or broken air bag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.)... if needed. See Automatic Transaxle Fluid on page 5-23. fluid loss A may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...or NEUTRAL (N). If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service. Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Ch-?k V- - .3n you are doingttchecl , ,..- ve:le could move suddenly. If it does, you or others ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking ...release the parking brake followed by the regular brake. Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle Park (P) Mecl-nism Check Underbody Flushing Service When you are ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear or lack of ... tears or leakage. Replace seals if necessary. Exhaust System Inspection Inspect the complete exhaust ... body near the exhaust system. Look for broken, damaged, missing or out-of-position parts as well ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...wear. Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise control cables. Engine Cooling System Inspection Inspect the hoses and have them replaced if they... the radiator and air conditioning condenser. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... of clean, drinkable water and use onlv DEX-COOL@ Engine Coolant Coolant. See Engine Coolant on page 5-26. Hydraulic Brake Delco Supreme 11 Brake... Part No. US. 1052884, in System Canada 993294, or equivalent). DEXRON-Ill Automatic Transmission Automatic Fluid. Transaxle Mulit-Purpose...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service and any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "Periodic Maintenance" on the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 375
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    ... ...Roadside Assistance Program ... Courtesy Transportation ...-7-6 Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government ...7.8 Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...7.9 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7.9 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7.9 71
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Chevrolet. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation ...concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-222-1020. In...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Chevrolet has TTY equipment available at its Customer .... Any TTY user can communicate with Chevrolet by dialing: 1-800-833-CHEV (2438... for assistance. If a U S . customer wishes to write to Chevrolet, the letter should be addressed to Chevrolet's Customer...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... applicants, can reimburse you up to $1,000 toward aftermarket driver or passenger adaptive equipment you may require for your vehicle (hand controls, wheelchair/scooter lifts, etc.). Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 2003 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free. Roadside Assistance isavailable ... New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2003 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty trucks. (See your selling uealel -1-1- ,-. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ...and retail lease customers operating 2003 and newer Chevrolet vehicles for a period of 3 years... are not part of or included in the coverage provided by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Chevrolet reserves... and Owner Assistance Information book. Courtesy Transportation Chevrolet has always exemplified...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... immediately, keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please call your dealership, let them know ...while you wait. However, if you are unable to wait Chevrolet helps minimize your inconvenience by providing several ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... your vehicle has a defect whichcould cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you .... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General ... Motors of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty, alternative transportation may be available under the Courtesy ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical,... call us at 1-800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.G. !...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ...provide basic operational information about the vehicle. The owner's manual will include the Maintenance Schedule for all models....PRICE: $35.00 Without Portfolio: Owner's Manual only. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $25....Current and Past Model Order Forms Service Publications are available for current and past...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ..., 3-77 Air Bag Readiness Light ...3-32 Air Bag Systems ...1-51 How Does an Air Bag Restrain? ...1-57 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped...Ashtrays ...3-21 Audio System(s) ...3-52 Audio Systems Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-86 Backglass Antenna ...3-89 Care ofYour Cassette Tape...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... 2-23 Operation ...Automatic Transaxle Check ...6-11 Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check ...6-12 Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop) ...3-20 B... Leaving on a Long Trip ...4-22 Body Lubrication Service ...6-11 Brake Low Fluid Warning Message ...3-46 Parking ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... Outside ofYourVehicle ...5-86 5-89 Underbody Maintenance ...Weatherstrips ...5-86 Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses ...5-86 Climate Control System Air Filter, Passenger Compartment ...3-26 3-22 Dual ...Outlet Adjustment ...3-25 3-73, 3-85 Compact ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    Coolant Engine TemperatureGage ...3-35 Heater,Engine ...2-22 Hot Temperature Warning Message ...3-41 5-32 Cooling System ...3-17 CourtesyLamps ...Cruise Control ...3-11 Cruise Control Light ...3-38 Current and Past Model Order Forms ...7-10...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... Water ...4-19 Driving Through Flowing Water ...4-19 Driving with a Trailer ...4-38 Dual Climate Control System ...3-22 E Electrical System Add-on...26 2-22 Coolant Heater ...Coolant Temperature Gage ...3-35 Cooling System Inspection ...6-15 Engine Compartment Overview ...5-12 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    FabricKarpet ...5-83 FilterEngine Air Cleaner ...5-22 Finding a PTY Station (RDS. XMTM and ...Flat Tire, Changing ...5-71 Fluid 5-23 Automatic Transaxle ...Power Steering ...5-42 Windshield ...Gasoline Octane ...Gasoline Specifications ...Low WarningMessage ...System Inspection ...Fuses Fuses and Circuit ...
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    ... and Young Children, Restraints ...1-33 Inflation - Tire Pressure ...5-61 Inspection Brake System ...6-15 Engine Cooling System ...6-15 Exhaust System ...6-14 Fuel System ...6-15 Part C - Periodic Maintenance ...6-14 Steering, Suspension ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... Running ...2-29 Light Air Bag Readiness ...3-32 Anti-Lock BrakeSystemWarning ...3-34 Brake System Warning ...3-33 Cruise Control ...3-38 3-36 Malfunction Indicator ...Safety Belt Reminder ...3-31 3-34 TCS Warning Light ...Traction ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... ...At Least Once a Year ...6-1 1 At Least Twice a Year ...6-11 BrakeSystem Inspection ...6-15 Engine Cooling System Inspection ...6-15 Exhaust System Inspection ... Making Turns ...4-38 Malfunction Indicator Light ...3-36 Manual Lumbar Controls ...1-3 Manual Operation ...3-22 Manual Seats...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... Brake ...2-27 Over Things That Burn ...2-31 Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle Park (P) Mechanism Check ...6-13 Parking ...42 OIL LIFE (GM Oil Life SystemReset) ...2-46 Older Children. Restraints ...1-31 OnStarB System ...2-37 Onstar@Personal Calling ...2-38 Onstar@Services ...2-37 Onstar@Virtual ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    Passenger Compartment Air Filter ...3-26 Passenger's Side Instrument Panel Fuse Block ...5-96 Passing ...4-13, 4-38 Passlock@...2-17 Plan ... CD Player ...3-89 ...3-89 Care ofYour CDs ...DAB Radio Antenna System ...3-90 3-53 Radio with Cassette ...3-73 Radio with Cassette and...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... Wheel Covers and the Wheel Nut Caps ...5-73 Replacement Bulbs ...5-58 5-47 Replacing Brake System Parts ...Replacing Restraint System Parts After Crash a ...1-62 Reporting Safety Defects 7-9 CanadianGovernment ...7-9 General Motors ...United States Government ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... for the LATCH System ...1-45 RearSeatPosition ...1-45 1-48 Right Front Seat Position ...Service ... ...7-9 Traction System Warning Message ...3-40 Vehicle Soon Message ...3-47 7-9 Service Bulletins ... Tips ...4-19 Special Fabric Cleaning Problems ...5-84 5-101 Specifications. Capacities ...Speedometer ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... ...4-34 4-31 Your Vehicle ...Traction 3-40 Active Message ...Control System(TCS) ...4-9 Control SystemWarningLight ...3-34 Service Traction SystemWarningMessage ...3-40 4-37 Trailer Brakes ...Transaxle 5-23 Fluid, Automatic ...Transaxle ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...Oil ...5-17 When tb Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life SystemTM)...5-20 When to Check ...5-61 15 v Vehicle Control ...4-5 CustomizationSettings ...3-90 Damage Warnings ...iv Loading ...4-32 Service Soon Message ...3-47 Symbols ...iv Vehicle Identification Number(VIN) ...5-91 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Impala | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...Blade Replacement ...5-59 5-92 Fuses ... Windshield Wipers ...Winter Driving ...Wiper Blade Check ... ... ...3-9 ...4-25 ...6-11 XMTMSatellite Radio Antenna System ...3-90 XMTMSatellite Radio Service ...3-87 Your Vehicle and the Environment ... ...6-2 16
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