2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup Owner's Manual

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup Manual

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup manual table of contents:

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    The 2003 ChevroletSilveradoOwnerManual Seats and Restraint Systems ...Front Seats ...Rear Seats ...Safety Belts Child ... ...4-1 Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle ...4-2 Towing ...4-53 5-1 Service and Appearance Care ...Service ...5-3 5-5 Fuel ...Checking Things Under the Hood ...5-10 Rear Axle ...
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    ..., GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name SILVERADO are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes after that time without ...
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    Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning. You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means “Donମ.
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    ... with the text describing the operation or information relating to a specific component, control, message, gage or indicator. If you need help figuring out a specific ... you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors ...
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    ...DO NOT INSTALL A FORWARD-FACING CHILDRESTRAINT IN THIS SEATING POSITION DOOR LOCK UNLOCK DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS *'o :i ENGINE OIL PRESSUREW a h OWNER'S MANUAL SERVICE '111' POWER WINDOW LAMPS $0 ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ( ) @ MANUAL
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    Model Reference This manual covers these models: Extended Cab Pickup Regular Cab Pickup Chassis Cab Crew Cab@ vi
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    ... ..., ...1-5 Head Restraints ...1-7 Seatback Latches ...1-7 Rear Seats ...-1-8 Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab) ...1-8 Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab) ...1-9 Safety Belts ...1.1 0 Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ...1-10 Questions and Answers About ...
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    ...1 Seats and Restraint Systems Restraint System Check ... What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates? ...1-67 Air Bag Off Switch ...1-68 Passenger Sensing System ...-1-74 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-77 Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-78 Crash ...7-80 1-2
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    ... Seats Manual Seats Youcan lose COIL 01 i- the vehic if u try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and... only when the vehicle is not moving. ~ I If your vehicle has a manual bucket or a split bench seat, you can adjust it with this lever...
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    ... lowers the entire seat cushion. e To increase or decrease support, press and hold the front or rear ...control when the lower seatback reaches the desired level of support. You can also reshape the side ... of the lower seatback for more lateral support. To increase or decrease support, press and hold ...
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    ... level of heat selected. To heat only the seatback, press the vertical button with the heated seatback symbol. An indicator light on the button ... you restart your vehicle, you will need to press the heated seat button again. To adjust the front seatback, lift the manual lever located on the outboard ...
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    ... injury to the person sitting there. Always press rearward onthe seatback to be sure it is locked. The seatbacks fold forward to let you access the rear of the cab. 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 ...
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    Rear Seats Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab) Folding the Rear Seat The extended cab's rear seat can be folded up to provide more cargo space. To.... 3. Push and pull on the seat to make sure the seat is secure. The extended cab's rear seat can also be folded open for ...
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    Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab) The second row rear seat has a 60/40 split seat. Either side of the rear seat may be folded ... to see that the buckles on the driver's side seatback are accessible to the outboard and center occupant and are not under the seat cushions. 1-9
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    Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. It is extremely dal - ?rous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outsideof a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in...
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    In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here's why: They work. You never know if you'll be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you don't know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a ...
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 1-13
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    ...you are belted. 0: If my vehicle has air bags, why should I have to wear ...safety belts make such good sense. A: Air bags are in many vehicles today and ...not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required ... if you're in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle ...
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    Q: If I'm a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? How to Wear Safety Belts Properly This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller ...
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    ... latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn't long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-31. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to...
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    5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely to slide ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? You can be seriousl) urt ifyourshoulderbelt 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. ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? You can be seriously iL.,Jred 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 ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? You can be serious11 --ljuredif your --It goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would thenbe applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? 1 You can be s ry e. , injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chanceof head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as strong as ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? You cal. -)e seriously injured by a twisted be 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. I I I I I I I I I 1 I I J A: The...
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    ...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 close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If ...
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    ... start again. If your vehicle has front and rear bench seats, someone can sit in the center positions. When you sit in the center rear seat position of a crew cab you have a lap-shoulder belt which is similar to the rear outside seat positions. To learn how to wear ...
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    Lap Belt When you sitin a center rear seat position of an extended cab or in the center front seat position of either a crew cab or an extended cab, you have a lap belt. To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as show17 until the belt is snug. Buckle, position ...
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    ... crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt ...
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    ... go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-31. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to....
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    The safety belt also locks if you pull the belt very quickly nlrt nf the retractor. I s - YOL -an be seriously rt i our shoulderbelt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. I I I The lap part of ...
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    ...doesn't, you can get it from any GM dealer. Rear seat comfort guides provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown ... guide and use the safety belt: 1. Remove the guide from its storage clip on the interior body. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. 1-29
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    Safety Belt Extender If the vehicle's safety belt will fasten around you, you should ...long enough to fasten, your dealer will order you an extender. It's free. When you go in to order it,... coat you will wear, so the extender will be long enough for you. The extender will be just for you, and just ...
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    Child Restraints Older Children Q: What i the proper way to wear safety belts? s A: If possible, an older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below ...
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    ... Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 1-29. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat position of a crew cab, move the child toward the safety belt buckle. In either case be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the childମ.
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    ... Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size the traveler changes the of need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says...
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    For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on a person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. I People shouldnever hold a babyin their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much ...
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    ...the Children who are up aga it, or very I seto, 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...
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    Newborn in need comple-suc,xt, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a newborn infant's neck is weak and its head weighs so much compared with the rest of its body. a crash, In an infant in a rear-facing seat settles into the restraint, so the crash forces can be ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system ...
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    ~~ A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a...
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    .... CAUTION: (Continued) There is limited space in the rear seating area of an extended cab model. If you need to secure a child restraint in a rear seating position of an extended cab model, especially in the rear center position, be sure to study the instructions that came with your ...
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    ... vehicle has the passenger sensing system and/or the AIR BAG OFF switch and you need ... right front passenger's seat, the passenger's frontal air bag must be off. See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-74, Securing a Child ... Front Seat Position on page 1-54, and Air Bag Off Switch on page 1-68 for ...
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    ... the top strap anchored, you'll be ready to secure the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Top Strap Anchor Location Right Front Passenger Position Top Strap Anchor (All Models) You'll find the top strap anchor for ...
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    Rear Seat Top Strap Anchors (Extended Cab Models) If your vehicle is a regular cab model, there is also... the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. If your vehicle is an extended cab model, you'll find the top strap anchors for the rear seating positions near...
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    ..., attach the top strap to the anchor point at the center rear seating position. When using a child restraint with a top strap in the center rear position, route the top strap through the fabric ... itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. 1-45
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    Rear Seat Top Strap Anchors (Crew Cab Models) Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) Your vehicle may have the ... seat where the seatback meets the seat cushion. I I c i -7 I If your vehicle is a Crew Cab model, you'll find top strap anchors for ...
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    In order to use the system, you need either a forward-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B) at its base and a top tether anchor (C), or a rear-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B), as shown here. 1-47
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System", "Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position", "Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position" or "Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position" in the Index for information on how to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the seatback meets the back of the seat cushion. Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position Extended Cab and Crew Cab There is limited space in the rear seating of an extended cab model. If you want to secure a child restraint in a rear...
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    ...the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the ...
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    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 restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to...
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    ... position of an extended cab model, especially in the rear center seat position, be sure to study the instructions ... seat position of an extended cab, you'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions ... a extended cab or crew cab pickup, you can secure a child restraint in the center ...
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    ... on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety ...
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    ...equipped with the LATCH system, see Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 1-46. Crew Cab Models: Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. There's a switch on the instrument panel that you can use...
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    ... AIR BAG OFF switch are designed to turn off the passenger's frontal air bag under CAUTION: (Continued) Regular Cab and Extended Cab Models: Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. There's a switch on the instrument panel that you ...
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    ... injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back o the rear-facing... passenger seat as far back as it will go. In addition to the AIR BAG OFF switch, your vehicle may...turn off the right front passenger's frontal air bag when a rear facing child restraint ...
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    ...the child restraint has one. Be sure to 1. Your vehicle has a right front passenger's frontal air bag. If your vehicle is a regular cab or extended cab and you are using a rear-facing child restraint in this seat, make sure the air bag ...
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    4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. Pull the rest of the lap belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-58
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    ...perform the steps to install the rear-facing restraint again. If the air bag still doesn't turn off, for regular cab models and extended cab models, check to make sure the AIR BAG OFF switch has been turned to the off position or install ...
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    ... an adult or larger child passenger. If you were using a rear-facing child restraint in a regular cab pickup or extended cab pickup, and had turned the air bag off with the switch, remember to be sure to use the air bag off switch to ...
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    ... bag for the right front passenger. Frontal air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of injury from... side crashes.And, for some unrestrained occupants, air bags may provide less protection in... safety belt properly - whether or not there's an air bag for that person. You can be severely injured...
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    ... a crash. Alwayswear your safety belt, even with air bags. The driver should sit as far back .... Anyone who is up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or .... Neither thevehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children ...
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    ...Bags? The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on page 3-33 for more information. The driver's air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-63
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    ... anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don't attach o put anything on the r steering wheel hub or on ornear any other air bag covering. When ...air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. An air bag is designed to inflate in a moderate to severe frontal, or...
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    ..., such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers, ...Seat Position Sensors Vehicle's with dual stage air bags are also equipped with special sensors ... information which is used to determine if the air bags should deploy at a reduced level ...
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    ... as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers,... occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. Air bags supplement the protection... hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument...
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    ...window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an air bag deployment, you should seek medical attention... A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. When ,.I air bag inflates, there ...
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    ... Do not open or break the air bag coverings. Air Bag Off Switch Regular Cab and Extended Cab Models If yourvehicle is a regular cab model or an extended cab model, it has a switch on the instrument panel that you can use toturn off the right front passenger's ...
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    ... can constantly monitor the child's condition. Canada without Passenger Sensing System This switch should only be turned to AIR BAG OFF if the person in the right front passenger's position is a member of a passenger risk group identified by the ...
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    ... according to his or her physician: causes the passenger air bag to pose a special risk for the passenger; and 0 makes the potential harm from the passenger air bag in a crash greater than the potential ... System If the right front passenger's air bag turned is off for a person whoisn't...
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    ... Canada without Passenger Sensing System If your vehicle is regular cab pickup or an extended cab pickup and this ever happens, don't let anyone ... restraint in your vehicle) until you have your vehicle serviced. To turn off the right front passenger's air bag, insert your ignition key into the ...
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    ... Passenger Sensing System Canada with Passenger Sensing System Canada without Passenger Sensing System To turn the right front passenger's air bag on again, insert your ignition key into the switch, push in, and move the switch to the ON or AUTO ...
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    ... symbol for on or the symbol for off will be visible. See Passenger Air Bag Status lndicator on page 3-36. ...not have the passenger sensing system. Passenger Air Bag Status Indicator - Canada The passenger ...turn off the right front passenger's frontal air bag under certain conditions. The driver's...
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    ... position or if there is a critical problem with the air bag system or the passenger sensing system... inflate) the right front passenger's frontal air bag anytime the system senses that a person.... When the passenger sensing system has allowed the air bag to be enabled, the on indicator will light and...
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    ... position, then sit upright in the seat, centered on the seat cushion, with the person's legs comfortably extended. Restart the vehicle and have the ... that something may be wrong with the air bag system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-size person sitting ...
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    ... bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag system in several places around your .... Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering information...
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    ... Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle Q: What if I added a snow plow? Will it keep the air bags from working properly? A: We've designed our air ...there anything I might add to the front of the vehicle that could keep the air bags from working properly? A: Yes. If you add things that change your vehicle's ...
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    .... They can rip apart under impact forces. If a belt is torn or frayed, get a new one right away. Also look for any opened or broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) 1-79
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    .... New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt or LATCH system wasn't being used 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. 1-80
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    ... 2 Features and Controls Engine Coolant Heater ...2.25 Automatic Transmission Operation ...2.26 Manual Transmission Operation ...2.30 Four-wheel Drive ...2.35 ... Automatic Door Locks ...2.10 Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cabs) ...2.12 Lockout Protection ...2.12 Rear Doors ...2....
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    ...2 Features and Controls Cupholder(s) ...2-63 Center Overhead Console ...2.63 Front Storage Area ...2.66 Center Console Storage Area ...2.66 Vehicle Personalization ...Memory Seat ...2.67 2-67 Outside Curb View Assist Mirrors ...2-60 Outside Convex ...
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    Keys Leaving children in a vehicle wit\, ,he 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. 2-3
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    ...features that can help prevent theft. You can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicleif you ever lock your keys ...@System on page 2-61 for more information. 2-4 Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.
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    ... 2-5. If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. Remote Keyless Entry System Operation If your ... entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle. UNLOCK: Pressing this button once will unlock the driver's door. The parking lamps will ...
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    ... have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it's probably time to change the battery. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter. 2-6
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    To replace the battery in the keyless entry transmitter do the following: 1. Insert a dime, or similar object, in the slot between the covers of the transmitter housing near the key ring hole. Remove the bottom by twisting the dime. I . . 2. Remove and replace the battery with a three-volt ...
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    n-3rs and Locks There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. You can use the keyless entry system (if equipped). You can also use your key. To lock the door from the inside, slide the lever rearward. To unlock the door, slide the lever forward. Unlocked doors can be dangerous. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...time even when the ignition is off. The power door locks will also automatically lock when the vehicle is out of PARK (P), or for manual transmission, when the vehicle reaches 8 mph (24 km/h). To unlock the doors, refer to the instructions listed previously. The automatic ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Delayed Locking If your vehicle is a Crew Cab, it may be equipped with this feature. When you lock the doors using the power lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter with any door open three chimes will signal that delayed locking is being used. Five seconds after ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...following four programming options and follow the instructions. You will have thirty seconds to complete ...locWNone of the doors unlock: Press the lock side of the power door lock switch on the door panel ...IocWNone o the doors unlock: Press the lock side of the power door lock switch on the door panel ...
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    Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cabs) With this feature, you canlock the rear side doors so that they cannot be opened from the inside by ... the vehicle when the key is in the ignition and a door is open. If the power lock switch is pressed when a door is open and the key is ...
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    ... access door(s) that allows easier access to the rear area of the extended cab. To open a rear access door from the... rear access door to open it. If your vehicle is a Crew Cab@, you can open your doors from... rear doors. See Rear Door Security Locks (Crew Cabs) on page 2- 72 for more information. You ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    Tailgate Removal The tailgate on your vehicle can be removed to allow for different loading situations. Although the tailgate can be removed without assistance, you may want someone to assist you with the removal to avoid possible damage to the vehicle. 2. With the tailgate at a slight upward ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    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. 2-15
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Manual Windows Turn the hand crank on each door to manually raise or lower the manual windows. Power Windows The driver's door has a ... is at the desired position. If your vehicle is equipped with power windows, the controls are located on each of the side doors in the front ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    Lock-Out Switch If you have power windows on a Crew Cab@,the driver's door power windowswitch has a lockout feature. The lockout switch is located in front of... and the indicator light will turn off. When the button is not engaged, the rear power windows will operate. Swing-Out Windows To...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... it impossible to steal. However, there are ways you can help. This message reminds you to activate the theft-deterrent system. Here's how to do it: 1. Open the door. 2. Lock the door with the power door lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter. The security ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...lock the doors with a key or use the manual door lock. It activates only if you use a power door lock switch with the door ...I 1. If the alarm does not sound or the vehicle's headlamps do not flash, the vehicle should be serviced by an authorized service center. Always unlock a door with a key, or ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ..., your Passlock@ system is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by Passlock@ ...11.) See your dealer for In an emergency, call the GM Roadside Assistance Center. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-6 under Customer Assistance Information. If the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... trailer during break-in. See "Towing a Trailer" in the Index for more information. A (LOCK): This position locks your ignition and manual transmission. It's a theft-deterrent feature. You will only be able to remove your key when the ignition is turned to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... when the engine is off. Key Release Button (Manual Transmission) The ignition key cannot be removed ... release button is used. On m a n d transmission v,,,icles, turning the key to LOCK will lock the steering column ... transmission vehicles, turn the key to ACC, then press the button and turn the key...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... the ignition key is turned to OFF. Your radio, power windows and overhead console will work when the ignition key is in ...i moving. If you do, you could damage the s transmission. Shift to PARK (P) only when your vehicle is stopped. Manual Transmission The gear selector should be in neutral and the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...the engine. 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 not perform properly. 2-24
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... could be damaged. To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord...cord is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment, near the power steering fluid reservoir. If you have a diesel engine, refer to diesel supplement for location....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    Automatic Transmission Operation If your vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, it features an electronic shift position indicator within the instrument ... easily. If your vehicle is equipped with the Allison@Transmission, use park for stationary operation of the Power Takeoff (PTO) (if ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... roll even if your shift lever in is PARK (P) - if your transfer case in NEUTRAL. is So, be sure the transfer case in a drivegear, is two-wheel high (2H) or four- wheelhigh (4H) or four-wheel low ... moving forward could damage your transmission. you need more power for passing, and you're: ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...is equipped with the Allision@ Transmission, do not idle in DRIVE (D) for more than five minutes. Extended idling in DRIVE (D) may cause transmission overheating and damage....five minutes. If you manually select SECOND (2) in a light duty automatic transmission, the transmission will drive in...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...Disable (Allison Transmissions) / Your vehicle may be equipped with a tow/haul mode. The selector button .... / If your vehicle has an Allison Transmission you may have the overdrive disable... feature prevents the transmission from shifting into fifth (5) gear. The selector button is located on the end...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... disable tap the button once to enable or disable tow/haul, and press and hold the button to enable or disable overdrive disable. Manual Transmission Operation Five-Speed (VORTEC 6000 V8 Engine) Here's how to operate your transmission. FIRST ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... (VORTEC 4300 V6 and 4800 V8 Engines) Here's how to operate your transmission: FIRST (1): Press the clutch pedal and shift into FIRST (1). Then, ... into REVERSE (R) while your vehicle i moving could damage your s transmission. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Also, use REVERSE ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...your vehicle i moving could damage your transmission. The repairs would not be covered by your ... V8 Engines) Here's how to operate your transmission. J Jal This six-speed pattern is uniqlJe to GM man1 transmissions. The transmission always repositions the shift lever to NEUTRAL, which is located ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    During the first 500 miles (805 km) of vehicle use, start the vehicle moving in FIRST (1) gear. This allows the clutch components to wear-in properly. FIRST (1): With the vehicle at a stop, release the brake, press the clutch pedal and shift into FIRST (1). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... to provide additional clearance for the shift lever. For vehicles equipped with a center console, the front cup holder pulls out and turns... over the vehicle. Shift Light If you have a manual transmission, you may have a SHIFT light. This light will show you when to shift to the next higher gear for...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... has four-wheel drive and is equipped with a manual transmission, disregard the SHIFT light when the transfer case is in 4-Wheel Low. Ignore the SHIFT light when you downshift. ... is normal. Manual Transfer Case Four-wheel Drive If your vehicle has four-wheel drive, you can ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...An indicator on the bezel near the lever shows you the transfer case settings: 2-Wheel High (2HI): This ...Shiftint he transfer case to NEUTRAL can cause your vehicle to roll even if the transmission is ... sure to set the parking brake before placing the transfer case NEUTRAL. in See "Parking Brake" ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... clutch pedal. Don't pause in NEUTRAL (N) as you shift the transfer case into 4 Wheel Low (4LO), or ... shift and run noisier. Automatic Transfer Case The transfer case buttons are located to the left of the instrument panel cluster. 2. Shift the transfer case shift lever in one continuous motion....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... results in slightly lower fuel economy than 2HI. Shifting the transfer case to NEUTRAL can cause your vehicle to roll even if the transmission is in PARK ... injured. Be sure to set the parking brake before placing the transfer case in NEUTRAL. See "Parking Brake" in the Index....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...should take your vehicle to your dealer for service. An indicator light will flash while the transfer case is being shifted. It will remain illuminated when the ... than 3 mph (4.8 km/h) and the transmission is in NEUTRAL (N). After 30 seconds the transfer case will return to the setting last chosen. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...transmission in NEUTRAL (N). 6. Shift the transfer case to 2HI. 7. Simultaneously press and hold the 2HI and 4LO buttons for 10 seconds. The red NEUTRAL light will come on when the transfer case shift to NEUTRAL is complete. 8. Shift the transmission to REVERSE (R) for one ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... Case If your four-wheel-drive vehicle has the electronic transfer case, the transfer case switches are located to the left of the instrument panel cluster. ... into and out of four-wheel drive. You can choose among three driving settings: Recommended Transfer Case Settings page 4-53 or Towin 2-41
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... extra traction. You may never need 4LO. It sends the maximum power to all four wheels. You might choose 4LO if you ... make a requested shift, it will return to the last chosen setting. Shifting the transfer case to N E U T ~ A L can cause your vehicle to roll even if the transmission is in PARK (P)....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...and remain illuminated before shifting your transmission into gear. 6. Simultaneously press and hold the 2HI and 4LO buttons for 10 seconds. The red NEUTRAL light will come on when the transfer case shift to NEUTRAL is complete. 7 . Shift the transmission to REVERSE (R) for one...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...ignition to RUN with the engine off. 3. Press the button for the desired transfer case shift position (2HI,..., or 4LO). 4. After the transfer case has shifted out of NEUTRAL the red light will go ... and shift the transmission to the desired position. Excessively shifting the transfer case into or out ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... level ground, use the steps that follow. With four-wheel drive, if your transfer case is in NEUTRAL, your vehicle will be free to roll, even if your shift lever is in PARK (P). So, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear - not in NEUTRAL. If you're pulling a ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    \ I I Pull the shift lever toward you. Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3. Be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear - not in NEUTRAL (N). 4. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 5. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... brake firmlyset. If you have four-wheel drive with a manual transfer case shift lever and your transfer case is in NEUTRAL, your vehicle will be free to roll, even if your shift lever is in PARK (P). So be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear -- not in NEUTRAL. And, if ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... out of PARK (P), try this: Parking Your Vehicle 3 Shifting the transfer case to NEUTRAL can cause your vehicle to roll even if the manual transmission is in ...injured. Be sure to set the parking brake before placing the transfer case in NEUTRAL. See "Parking Brake" in the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Parking Over Things That Burn Engine E iaust Engine exhaust can kill. It ntains the gas carbon monoxide (CQ), which you can't see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: 0 Your exhaust system sounds strange or different. 0 Your vehicle gets rusty ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    Running Your Engine While You Are Parked It's better not to park with the engine running. But if you 'CAUTIG.. (Lntinued) ..., L I ever have to, here are some things to know. Also, idling in a closed-in place can let deadly carbon monoxide (CO) into your vehicleeven if the fan isat the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... PARK (P). 0. It can be dangerous to gett,, Four-whee. . - e c -.licks with the transfer case in NEUTRAL will allow the vehicle to roll, even if your shift lever is i n PARK (P). So, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear - not in NEUTRAL. Always set your parking ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... appear in the display at the same time. ( , (On/Off): This is theon/off button. 1 Temperature and Compass Display Press the on/off ... four seconds until either aflashing O , or "C appears. F 2. Press the button again to change the display the to desired unit of measurement. After approximately four ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...the green indicator light, located to the left of the on/off button, is lit. If it's not, press and ... mirror function by pressing and holding the on/off button for approximately six seconds until the green ... false readings. 2. Press and hold the on/off button until a Z and a zone number appears in ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...will return. 4. Calibrate the compass as described below. Passenger Air Bag Indicator Your vehicle may be equipped with a passenger air bag indicator, on the mirror glass, just above the buttons. If your vehicle has this feature, the mirror will display the word ON, or an air bag symbol ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... made. Press and release the TEMP button to toggle the temperature display between Fahrenheit ... you need to press and hold the TEMP button to turn the electrochromic feature on or off is approximately ... seconds. The indicator light to the right of the TEMP button will still turn on or off to show you ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    .... If CAL is not displayed, push in the COMP button for approximately eight seconds or until CAL is ... zone map. 2. Press and hold the COMP button for five seconds until a zone number appears ... appears in the display. After you stop pressing the button, the display will show a compass direction within a...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... Air Bag Indicator Your mirror may be equipped with a passenger air bag indicator on the mirror glass, just above the buttons. If you have ...mirror will display the word ON, or an airbag symbol in Canada, when the passenger air bag is engaged. For more information see Passenger Sensing ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... objects behind you. A. Outer Mirror Frame B. Mirror Head C. Nut Outside Power Mirrors If your vehicle is equipped with power outside mirrors, the controls are located on the driver's door armrest. Move the selector switch located above the control pad to...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... so you can have a clear view of objects behind you. To extend the mirrors move the selector switch, located above the mirror control, to... glass to their normal position press the left side of the mirror control. If the mirrors are manually folded, use the power mirror control to return it to it's ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... You may be able to enabled/disable this feature through the Driver Information Center. See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-50. Outside Convex Mirror Your passenger's side mirror is ... defrost feature, press the rear window defogger button. See Rear Window Defogger under Dual ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...provided by Onstar@are: Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment Emergency Services Roadside Assistance Stolen ...included in the price of your vehicle. You can easily upgrade or extend your Onstar@services...) Online and Personal Concierge Services Route Support RideAssist Information and Convenience...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...@Steering Wheel Controls ((g? : If your vehicle is equipped with the steering wheel control buttons you can use them to interact ... Onstar@ Virtual Advisor use. Terms and conditions of the Subscription Service Agreement can be found at www.onstar.com. See the Onstar@manual provided with your vehicle ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... Cupholder(s) Your vehicle may have cupholders located in the front console. 3. Center the garage door opener activation button over the console door ...on the compartment door will contact the control button on the garage door opener. Center Overhead Console Your vehicle may have an...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... until, with the compartment door closed, the PUSH button on the compartment door will operate the garage door .... 5. Now, with the compartment door closed, press the button marked PUSH again to make sure... should only have to press the PUSH button slightly to operate the opener. 7. Adjust the position...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    Sunglasses Storage Compartment If you have the long overhead console, the center overhead compartmentcan be used to store your sunglasses. To open the center compartment, press the release button located at the rear of the compartment door. Place your sunglasses in ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    .... Use it to hold a pad of paper and a pen. Center Console Storage Area Your vehicle may be...console compartment between the bucket seats. To open it, press the button and swing the console lid open. The... clearance between tall beverage containers and the manual transmission shift lever (if equipped). ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... the outside mirrors, and the radio station presets to your preference. 2. Press and hold the 1 or 2 (for driver l o r 2) button of the ...the Driver Information Center (DIC). The numbers on the back of the transmitters, 1 or 2, correspond to the numbers on the memory controls. These buttons are used ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... at any time, press one of the memory buttons or power seat controls. To store the seat ... driver number by pressing and releasing the 1 or 2 button. The seat will move to the stored memory position...., do one of the following: Press the exit button on the memory control. Or, if this feature is enabled...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... ...3.50 DIC Warnings and Messages ...3.60 Audio System(s) ...3.68 Setting the Time for Radios without Radio Data ......3-32 Tachometer ...3-32 Safety Belt Reminder Light ...-3-32 Air Bag Readiness Light ...3-33 Air Bag Off Light ...3-33 Passenger Air Bag Status Indicator ...3-36 Battery Warning Light ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... Adjustment ...3.125 Rear Seat Audio (RSA) ...3.120 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3.121 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...-3-122 DVD Distortion ...3.123 Understanding Radio Reception ...3.123 Care of Your Cassette Tape Player ...3-123 Care of Your CDs and...
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    ... are the following: Dome Lamp Button Exterior Lamp Controls Air Outlets Automatic Transfer Case/Electronic Transfer Casenraction Assist System (TAS) ... System K. Instrument Panel Fuse Block A. B. C. D L. Hood Release M. Steering Wheel Control Buttons (If Equipped) N. Center ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press the button again to turn the flashers off. When the hazard warning flashers... They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal ... (I00 m) behind your vehicle. Horn To sound the horn, press the center pad on the steering wheel. 3-6...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...exit and enter your vehicle. The tilt steering wheel lever is located on the lower left ... SignaVMultifunction Lever I I I I The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following: I 09 Turn ... Lane ChangeSignals To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel and pull the lever. Then ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...panel cluster will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. If a bulb is burned out, replace ...instrument panel cluster also will be on. To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until ...there until you complete your lane change. The lever will return by itself when you release ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Flash-To-Pass Feature This feature allows you to use your high-beam headlamps to signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass. It works even if your headlamps are off. To use it, pull the turn signal lever toward you. If your headlamps areoff or on low-beam, your high-beam headlampswill ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    .... So, don't use your cruise control on winding roads or inheavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise control on slippery roads. With cruise control...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... you're not using cruise, you might hit a button and go into cruise when you don't want... the cruise control. But you don't need to reset it. Once you're going about 25 mph (40...2. Get up to the speed you want. 3. Press in the set button at the end of the lever and release it. 4. Take your foot ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. Press the set button at the end of the lever, then release the button...Using Cruise Control Press and hold the set button at the end of the lever until you reach the ...slow down in very small amounts, press the set button briefly. Each time you do this,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    Exterior Lamps AUTO (Automatic): Turning the control to this position puts the system into automatic headlamp mode. An indicator light will illuminate when this position is selected. (Parking Lamps): Turning the control to this position turns on the parking lamps, together with the following: 0 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... will only be affected when the light sensor sees a change in lighting lasting longer than the delay.... one minute for the automatic headlamp system to change to DRL if it is bright enough outside.... will sound when your headlamps or parking lamps are manually turned on and yourignition is off, in LOCK,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    .... the exterior lamps control is in AUTO, 0 the automatic transmission is not in PARK (P), and the light sensor ... must be on for your fog lamps to work. Press the button to turn the fog lamps on. Press ... out of PARK (P). To idle a manual transmission equipped vehicle with the DRL off, set the parking...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ..., you will need to press the fog lamp button again If your vehicle has ... includes wiring provisions for a dealer or a qualified service center to install an auxiliary roof lamp. ~ ~ This switch is located on the center of the instrument panel near the comfort controls. Press the button to turn ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... dome lamps will come on if the dome override button is in the out position. If the dome override button... lights will not come on if the dome override button is pressed in. To turn on the reading lamps, press the...each lamp. To turn them off, press the button again. The lamps can be adjusted to point ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...it to the out position. With the button in this position, the dome lamps will come on when you open a door. Accessory Power Outlets With accessory ... in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. if you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information on the accessory power plugs. Notice: Adding...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    When adding electrical equipment, be sure to follow the proper installation instructions included with the equipment. Notice; Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...The middle knob on the control panel lets you select the temperature of the air flowing into the passenger area. Turn the knob clockwise toward the red area for warmer air. Turn the knob counterclockwise toward the blue area for cooler air. Mode Knob...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... the settings. (Defrost): This setting directs most air through the windshield defroster outlets, side ... the fan. If the knob is in off outside air will still enter the vehicle, and will be directed ... to direct the airflow inside of your vehicle. To change the current mode, select one of the following...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...on the driver's side of the vehicle. This lever also adjusts the temperature to the center console outlets (if equipped). Passenger's Side: The ... or lower the temperature on the passenger's side of the vehicle. (Air Conditioning): Press this button to turn the air-conditioning system on or off....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... remove fog from the rear window. (Rear): Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off....If your vehicle is equipped with heated mirrors this button will activate them. Notice: Don't use ... similar to the defogger grid. Use the air outlets located in the center and on the side of your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    Operation Tips Keep the hood and front air inlets free of ice, snow, or...Adding outside equipment to the front of your vehicle, such as hood-air deflectors, etc., may affect the ... determined by the transmitter used to enter the vehicle. After the button with the unlock symbol on a remote keyless entry ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...still enter the vehicle, and air will be directed to the floor. direction can be changed This by pressing the mode button. temperature can also The ...conditioning button to turn the system on when it off. is *# (Mode): Press this button to manually select the air delivery mode to the floor, panel, or ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...automatic mode: 1. Press the AUTO button. When AUTO is selected, the display will change to show the current driver's... and fan speed. Press the AUTO button again within five seconds to display... hold the AUTO button for approximately four seconds. When auto is selected, the air conditioning operation...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...speed. Press the up arrow to increase fan speed and the down arrow to decrease fan speed. (Mode): Press this button to manually change the direction of the airflow in your vehicle; keep pressing the button until the desired mode appears on the display. 4# v (...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    Press this button to manually turn the air-conditioning system on or off. When the system is selected, or in AUTO mode the system will automatically... clear the windows of fog or moisture. Press the mode button to select this setting. This setting will deliver air to the floor and windshield outlets.
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    Outlet Adjustment Operation Tips Keep the hood and front air inlets free of ice, snow,... of your vehicle, Adding outside equipment to the such as hood-air deflectors, etc., may affect the ... equipment to the outside of your vehicle. e dse the air outlets located in the center and on the side of your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As you will...happens. Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often ... lights and gages. See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-50. 3-30
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    Instrument Panel Cluster United States Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission version shown. Canada, Light Duty Automatic and Manual Transmission Clusters similar. Your instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...how far your vehicle has been driven since youlast set the trip odometer to zero. Press the reset button to toggle ...is displayed will reset it. To display the odometer reading with the ignition off, press the reset button. Notice: On vehicles with a manual transmission, if you operatethe engine with...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air bag modules,... you are driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. 1 This...
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    ... the person sitting there. Don't turnoff the passenger's air bag unless the person sitting there in a .... Canada without Passenger Sensing System If the air bag readiness light ever comes on when ... air bag system. The right front passenger's air bag could inflate even though the switchis off. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    Passenger Air Bag Status Indicator If your vehicle is a regular cab pickup and this...)until you have your vehicle serviced. If your vehicle is an extended cab pickup and this ever happens, don't let anyone ...your vehicle) until you have your vehicle serviced. If your vehicle has the passenger sensing ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... the status of the right front passenger's frontal air bag. If the word ON or the on symbol is lit ... OFF or the off symbol is lit on the passenger air bag status indicator, it means that the passenger... or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ..., there may be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing system. See your dealer for service. Battery Warning ... running, you may havea problem with your charging system. :heair bag ofl ldicatc ... may be wrong with the air bag system. If this ever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...accessories. Readings in either warning zone indicate a possible problem in the electrical system. Have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible. Up-Shift Light This light is used on some models with manual transmissions. When your engine is not running, but the ignition is...
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    ... on and a chime sounds there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right ... fixed so it will be readyto warn you if there's a problem. If the light comes on while youare driving,.... If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service. See Towing Your Vehicle on page 4-53...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. If the light stays on, or comes on when you’re ...t have anti-lock brakes and there’s a problem with your regular brakes. In addition to both lights,... may be a problem with your Traction Assist System and your vehicle may need service. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... the system off by pressing the TAS on/off button located to the left of the steering wheel, the light will come on and stay on. To turn the system back on, press the button again;...engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the light will come on. Have your vehicle serviced. United...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Transmission Temperature Gage At approximately 265°F (13O"C), the driver information center will display a TRANSMISSION HOT message and the transmission will enter a transmission protection mode. When the transmission enters the protection mode, you may notice a change...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...Low transmission fluid level High transmission fluid level Restricted air flow to the radiator and the ... Engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. This may prevent more serious ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... control system on to your dealer or qualified service center for service. your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. Light On Steady - An emission control ... vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. 3-45
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle. Your dealer has... diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Emissions Inspection ... readiness, see your dealer or qualified service center to prepare the vehicle for inspection. 3-46
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...You or others could be burned. Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. The oil pressure gage shows the engine...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... a Trailer on page 4-66. Four-Wheel-Drive Light The four-wheel drive indicator will light up when you shift a manual transfer case into four-wheel drive and the front axle engages. Overdrive Disable This light will illuminate when the overdrive ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... you 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 .... fuel When the fuel tank is low the Low Fuel message will appear. See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-50. If you have a diesel engine, see ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... wheel buttons you will not have all of the features listed above, and you .... Pressing the select button will acknowledge any current warning or service messages. The DIC has .... C (Personalization): This button will change personal options available on your vehicle. D (Select): This button resets ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... Trip next for more information. If your vehicle is not equipped with the DIC steering wheel buttons you can select the trip information by pressing the trip odometer reset stem on the instrument panel cluster. PERSONAL: AVG MPH - This shows the vehicleମ.
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    ... does not have the DIC steering wheel control buttons, press the reset stem on the instrument panel ... business trip. Annual Log Press the trip button, or the reset stemon the instrument panel cluster, ... can be used as a stopwatch. Press the select button, or the trip odometer reset stem, while TIMER ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... after and oil change. To reset the Oil Life System press and hold the select button while ENGINE ... updated. Fuel range cannot be reset. Average Fuel Economy Press the fuel information button until AVG .... Press and hold the select button while AVG.ECON is displayed to reset the average fuel economy. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... options available will be displayed on your DIC. If your vehicle is not equipped with the DIC steering wheel buttons you will not have any of ... ALARMWARNING TYPE The driver's preferences are recalled by pressing the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter or by pressing the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    .... To select your personalization for automatic locking, press the select button while AUTOMATIC LOCKING is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select.... To select your personalization for automatic unlocking, press the select button while AUTOMATIC UNLOCKING is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    .... To select your personalization for perimeter lighting, press the select button while PERIMETER LIGHTING is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select ... entry transmitter. Choose on of the two options and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... of the four options and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and ... the second time you press the unlock button. UNLOCK FEEDBACK: OFF: There will be no ... of the four options and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... of the seven options and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and .... Curb View Assist Press the personalization button until CURB VIEW ASSIST appears ... of the four options and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... languages by pressing and holding the trip reset stem for four seconds, as long as you ... of the three options and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it. Display.... To select English or metric, press the select button while DISPLAY UNITS is displayed on the DIC...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...you change the engine oil, be sure to reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message. See "Engine Oil, When... menu. For example, this button will reset the trip odometers, turn off the FUEL LEVEL LOW message, and... display for about 10 seconds after resetting the change engine oil message. LOW COOLANT LEVEL If ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... to shift back to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N)and re-select the desired gear. SERVICE AIRBAG If there is a problem with the air bag system, this message will be displayed on the DIC. Have a qualified technician inspect the system for problems. Pressing ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM If there is a problem with the brake system, this message will be displayed on the DIC. If this message appears...BOOSTER If your vehicle has vaccum assist power brakes, this message will be displayed on the DIC when there is a problem with the Supplemental Brake Assist system. If ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    SERVICE 4 WHEEL STEER If a problem occurs with the 4 wheel steer system, this message will appear on the DIC. If this message... when you being driving, the four wheel steer system needs service. SERVICE RIDE CONTROL If a problem occurs with the suspension system, this message will appear on the DIC. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... not clear, your brake system needs service. While the message is displayed you will notice that the brake pedal is... ~ However, if the message is still displayed, or if it comes on again when you are driving, there is a problem with your brake system. If you this message displayed continue to drive...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...hear a chime. Refuel as soon as possible. Pressing the select button will acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display. CHECK OIL LEVEL ... vehicle cool or warm to up andcycle the ignition to be sure this message will clear. Once the problem corrected, pressing the select is button will ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    TRANSMISSION HOT If the transmission fluid temperature becomes high, the message center will display this message. When the transmission enters the protection mode, you may notice a change in the transmission shifting patterns. When the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... the DIC display. RIGHT REAR DOOR AJAR (Crew Cab) if the passenger's side rear door is ... battery needs to be replaced in the transmitter. Pressing the select button will acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display. LEFT REAR DOOR AJAR (Crew Cab) If the driver's side rear door is ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ..."Retained Accessory Power (RAP)" under Ignition Positions on page 2-21. Setting the Time for Radios without... Radio Data Systems (RDS) Your radio may have a button marked with H or HR to an represent ... represent minutes. Press and hold the hour button until the correct hour appears on the display....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    AM-FM Radio Finding a Station AM FM: Press this button to switch the display between time and radio station frequency. Time display is ...the selected band and only to those with a strong signal. Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...AM, six F M l and six FM2) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select AM, FMl or FM2. 3. Tune in...both speaker controls to the middle position, end out of audio by waiting for the display to change to the time display. Then press and hold AUDIO for more than two ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... the display. Fade may not be available if you have a regular cab model. Radio with CD Radio Messages CAL (Calibrated): Your audio ... for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. LOC (Locked): This message is displayed when the Theftlock@ system haslocked up. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...(USA Only): XMTMis a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels...Canada Only): DAB is a Canadian land-based radio service that offers digital quality audio ... and more. Digital Audio Broadcast transmission services are currently available in Toronto, Montreal,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...only,if your radio is equipped with XMTM Satellite Radio Service), push this knob while in XM mode to retrieve various pieces of information related to the current ... with a strong signal. 4 4 Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between AM, FM, FM2, or XMI, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... arrows again or one of the pushbuttons to stop scanning. The radio will scanonly to preset stations that are in the selected band and... radio is equipped with the XM Satellite Radio Service) or six DAB1and six DAB2 (Canada only, if your radio is equipped with DAB), by performing the following steps: ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press this button to choose bass and treble equalization settings ... If you radio is equipped with the audio system,your Bose equalization settings are either CUSTOM or... and the category is displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button once. If the category is not displayed, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... let you return to your favorite PTYs. These buttons have factory PTY presets. You can ... steps for each pushbutton. RDS and DAB Messages ALERT!: Alert warns of local or national emergencies.... affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. 3-76
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...the current frequency for traffic support. This function does not apply to XMTM Satellite Radio Service. Traffic Interrupt Feature: Your radio can ...for the vehicle. You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK@ system has locked up...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... text data. No action is needed. This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no...second delay) CH Off Air Channel not CH Unavail Channel no available in service longer Info No No...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...No TexVlnformational message available No channel available for the chosen category Theft lock active message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0) Radio ID not known (should only be ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    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 TUNE or the eject symbol. If an error appears on the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... and try again. BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The disc will stop ... player. CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press when listening to the radio. this button to play a CD A (Eject): Press ... off. CDs may be loaded with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... (USA Only): XMTM is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast ... (Canada Only): DAB is a Canadian land-based radio service that offers digital quality audio and... and more. Digital Audio Broadcast transmission services are currently available in Toronto, Montreal, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    other obstructions. Additional services will be added in the future. For current DAB coverage and other information consult the ...). For XMTM(USA only, if your radio is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service), push this knob while in XM mode to retrieve various pieces of information related to the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between AM, FM, FM2, or XM1, ...(USA only, if your radio is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service) or DABl, DAB2 (Canada ...arrows again or one of the pushbuttons to stop scanning. The radio will scan only to preset stations that are in the selected ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... only, if your radio is equipped with the XM Satellite Radio Service) or six DAB1 and six DAB2 (Canada only, if your radio ... mode, press and release the AUDIO knob, until CUSTOM appears. If you radio is equipped with the Bose audio system, your equalization settings areeither CUSTOM or TALK. FMI or ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...the desired category is displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button or one of the SEEK arrows to take you to ... and the category is displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button once. If the category is not displayed, ... TYPE button twice to display the category and then to go to another station. If the radio cannot ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...you return to your favorite PTYs. These buttons have factory PTY presets. You ... (Alternate Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program ... alternate frequency on. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may switch to stronger stations. Press...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... symbol will appear on the display. Press this button to see the message. The message may display the artist .... To scroll through the message at your own speed, press the INFO button repeatedly. A new ... can be displayed by pressing the INFO button until a new message is received or a different station...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... (Canada only, if your radio is equipped with DAB), when the TRAF button is pressed, DAB does not... does not apply to XMTMSatellite Radio Service. radio can interrupt the Traffic Interrupt .... You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK@system has ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    XMTMRadio Messages Radio Display Message Condition Action Required No Signal Loss of signal Your system is functioning correctly, but you ...No action is needed. This message should disawear shortly. Loading XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) not in service CH Off Air Channel 3-90
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    ... cannot be swapped between vehicles. If you receive this message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. Radio ID Radio ID ... label. This label is needed to activate your service. If you receive this message when you tune to channel 0, you may ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... should face to the right. If the ignition is on, but the radio is off, the tape can be inserted and ... and SEEK controls just as you do for the radio. The display will show TAPE and an arrow ... rapidly. Press it again to return to playing speed. The radio will play while the tape reverses. The station ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... of silence between each selection for scan to work. BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a tape is playing. The tape will stop but remain in the player. ... may be off. loaded withthe radio off if this button is pressed first. Cassette Tape Messages CHK TAPE (Check Tape): If CHK TAPE ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... player will continue moving back through the disc. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold the TAPE DISC button for five seconds. The radio will display READY and the tape ...Insert the adapter into the cassette tape slot. It will power up the radio and begin playing. 3 REV (Reverse): ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... one beep and selected display will now be the default. BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The CD will stop but remain in the ...off. CDs may be loaded with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first. 4 Compact Disc Messages If the disc comes out, it ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... be listened through your vehicles speakers. To listen to the DVD, press the TAPE DISC button until RSE appears on the radio display. The current radio source will ... speakers. To stop listening to the DVD, press the TAPE DISC button, if a cassette tape or a CD is loaded, or press ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... programming and the name of the program being broadcast. XMTMRadio Satellite Service (USA Only): XMTMis a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels ...) (Canada Only): DAB is a Canadian land-based radio service that offers digital quality audio and ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... or XM1, XM2 (USA only, if your radio is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service) or DABl, DAB2 (Canada only, if your radio...USA only,if your radio is equipped with XMTM Satellite Radio Service), push this knob while in XMTM mode to retrieve various pieces of information related to the current song ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...next or to the previous station and stay there. The radio will seek only to stations that are in the selected band ... only, if your radio is equipped with the XMTMSatellite Radio Service) or six DAB1 and ... on the display. You will hear a double beep. The radio will go to a preset station stored on your...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... one beep and CENTERED will appear on the display. AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press this button to choose between bass...and classical program types. To return to the manual mode (CUSTOM), press the AUTO EQ button until CUSTOM appears on the display. Then you will be able to manually adjust the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...a desired PTY perform the following: 1. Press the P-TYPE button. P-TYPE and the last selected PTY will... interrupt feature, press and hold the P-TYPE button until you hear a beep on the PTY you... within a category by performing the following: 1. Press the P-TYPE button. P-TYPE and the last selected PTY ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ..., INFO will appear on the display. Press this button to see the message. The message may display the artist .... To scroll through the message at your own speed, press the INFO button repeatedly. A new ... can be displayed by pressing the INFO button until a new message is received or a different station ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... tuned station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press this button and the radio will seek to a station that does. When the ...only checks the current frequency for traffic support. This function does not apply to XMTMSatellite Radio Service. Traffic Interrupt Feature: Your radio can interrupt...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...text data. No action is needed. This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no...after 4 second delay) I CH Off Air CH Unavail I Channel not in service Channel no longer available ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... cannot be swapped between vehicles. If you receive this message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. Radio ID Radio ID ... label. This label is needed to activate your service. If you receive this message when you tune to channel 0, you may ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... section. LOAD CD A : Press the LOAD side of this button to load CDs into the compact disc ... and release the LOAD side of the LOAD CD button. 3. Wait for the light, located to the right of the slot, ...LOAD side of the LOAD CD button to cancel the loading function. The radio will begin to play the last ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...repeatedly press the CD eject side of the LOAD CD eject button to eject a disc after you have tried to push it in manually. The receivers 25-second eject timer will reset at each press of eject, which will cause the receiver to not eject the disc until the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... random order, press and release the RDM button. RANDOM ALL will appear on the display. Press ... will now be the default. BAND: Press this button to play the radio when a disc(s) is in the player. k SEEK A : Press ...go to the next track. If you press the button more than once, the player will continue ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... If S-LIST is present, press the SONG LIST button to turn it off. To delete tracks from the song list... Turn the disc player on. 2. Press the SONG LIST button to turn song list on. S-LIST will appear ... After two seconds of pressing the SONG LIST button continuously, two beeps will be heard to confirm ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. Listening to a DVD Your vehicle may have an overhead...speakers. To listen to the DVD, press the CD AUX button until RSE appears on the radio display. The current radio source ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... not try to do so. DVD Player The DVD player is located in the overhead console. The DVD player can be controlled by the buttons on the DVD player and by the buttons on the remote control. See "Remote Control'' later in this section for more ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... items withina menu. Playing a Disc DVD Player Buttons To play a disc, gently insert the disc with the label side up into the loading ... play the main title, refer to the on-screen instructions, as the DVD may be displaying its main title menu. 0(Power): on or off. Press this button to turn the RSE...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... DVD player. No Disc: This message will be displayed if the PLAY button is pressed and no disc is in the player. Parental Control Button: This button is located on the front of the DVD console, behind the video ... of the DVD player. This button may also be used to turn the DVD player power on and ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... headphones and the remote control. Remote Control Buttons Notice: Avoid directly touching the video screen, ... affect the function of the remote control. 3-114 A. Power: Press this button to turn the DVD player on or off. B. Title: Press this button to return the DVD to the main menu of the DVD. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...this button to return to the start of the current track or chapter. Press this button again to return to the previous track or chapter. This button may...between play and pause of a DVD or CD. S. Next TracWChapter: Press this button to advance to the beginning of the next track or chapter. This button ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    Battery Replacement To change the batteries, do the following: 1. Remove the battery compartment door located on the bottom of ...transmitters that are located below the video display screen. Battery Replacement To change the batteries, do the following: 1. Loosen the screw on the battery compartment ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    .... The yellow connector inputs video andthe red and whiteconnectors input right and... will need to press the SRCE button on the faceplate or the remote control to change to the auxiliary mode. Pressing... system. To change the video format, perform the following: 1. Press the display menu button. 2. Press...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    Problem No power. Recommended Action The ignition might not be in on or accessory. The parental control ... be off The parental control button might have been pressed. (The power indicator light... on the DVD player or on the remote control. Change the display mode. Problem Recommended Action The disc...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    Problem The remote control does not work. Recommended Action Point the remote control 3irectly at the infrared .... The parental control button might have been pressed. (The power indicator light will flash.) Problem My disc is stuck in the player. The Load/Eject button does not work. Recommended ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... XM (if your vehicle is equipped with XMTM Satellite Radio Service), or DAB (if your vehicle is equipped with DAB) depending on your vehicles options. However,...The following functions are controlled by the RSA system buttons: & (Power): Press this button to turn the rear seat audio ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... headphone. SRC (Source): Press this button to select an audio source: radio, cassette tapes, CDs, ...XM (if your vehicle is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service), or DAB (if your vehicle ... side of the tape. When a CD is playing in the radio, press this button to go back to the beginning of the CD....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    Audio Steering Wheel Controls You can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. PROG (Program): Press this... or XM1 or XM2, (if your vehicle is equipped with the XMTMSatellite Radio Service), or DAB1 or DAB2 (if your vehicle is equipped with...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...near the vehicle. * Excludes the Onstar@System. XMTMSatellite Radio Service XMTM Satellite Radio gives you digital radio reception from coast ...indicate that you have used your tape player for 50 hours without resetting the tape clean timer. If this message appears on the display, your cassette tape ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...recommended. After you clean the player, press and hold the eject button for five seconds to reset the CLEAN indicator. The radio will display --- or CLEANED to show the ... in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your CDs and DVDs Handle discs carefully....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... Level Adjustment The radio is the vehicle chime producer. To change the volume level, press and hold pushbutton 6 with the ignition on andthe radio power off. The chime volume level will change from the normal level to loud, and LOUD will be displayed on ...
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... Information ...4.63 Trailer Recommendations ...4.65 Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab ...4-65 Towing a Trailer ...4.66 Power Take-Off (PTO) ... Traction Assist System (TAS) ...4-9 Manual Selectable Ride ...4-1 1 Locking Rear Axle ...4-12 Steering ...4-12 QUADRASTEERTM...4-14 Off...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...: Judgment Muscular Coordination Vision Attentiveness. Police records show that almost half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. In most cases, these deaths are the result of someone who was drinking and driving. In recent years, more than 16,000 annual motor vehicle-related deaths ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... 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 Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men. Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking. Ride homea cab; or if in you're with a group, designate a driverwill who not drink. ... systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. A!! three systems haveto do their work at the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... pedal may get harder to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is used up, it may take longer to stop and the brake pedal will be harder to push. ...
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... of available tire and road conditions. This can help you steer around the obstacle while braking hard. Remember: Anti-lock doesn't change the time you ... is normal. Braking in Emergencies With anti-lock, you can steer and brake at the same time. In many emergencies, steering can...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... a reduction in acceleration. This is normal and doesn't mean there's a problem with your vehicle. Examples of these conditions include a hard acceleration in a turn, an abrupt upshift or downshift of the transmission or driving on rough roads. If your vehicle is in cruise ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... off, either by pressing the TAS on/off button or turning off the automatic engagement feature of the TAS. The transmission is in FIRST (1); TAS will not .... A Traction Assist System, Anti-Lock Brake System or engine-related problem has been detected and the vehicle needs service. If the vehicle has ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ..., press the accelerator pedal to the floor and then press the TAS on/off button and hold it down for at least six seconds. This button is located on the center of the instrument panel near the radio. Press it to activate the selectable ride setting as desired. An...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... and trailering conditions to provide the best ride and handling. Select a new setting whenever driving conditions change. Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in ... room. That's the time for evasive action - steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very... you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... vehicle with all four wheels Once the 4 Wheel Steer mode is selected, it is recommended to leave the vehicle in ... and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o'clock positions,... hand. But you have to act fast, steer quickly, and just as quickly straighten ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...operate like any other vehicle with two wheel steering. If you want to use 2 wheel steer ... right of the 4 Wheel Steer button, lights up. if the 2 indicator is flashing you will have to center the steering wheel by turning it to the left or right. Your vehicle will return to 2 when the transmission is...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...improves stability of the vehicle during lane changes and sweeping turns. (4 Wheel Steer tow mode): When towing a trailer the 4 wheel steer tow mode provides enhanced stability allowing ... vehicle more closely, especially during lane changes. In this mode the system operates much like the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    To engage the 4 Wheel Steer tow mode, press the button until the 4 and tow modeindicators ...tow indicator is flashing you will have tocenter the steering wheel by turning it to the left or right. Whilein ...steer tow mode, is it possible the steering wheel may beslightly off center. For more information,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right ... tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. 4-18 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    .... 0 Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder and start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When you are far ... vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lafie change signal and move back into the right lane. (Remember that if your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't have enough friction... foot off the accelerator pedal and quickly steer the way you want the vehicle to go. ... braking skid, your wheels aren't rolling. In the steering or cornering skid, too much speed ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... reduced traction, try your best to avoid sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by ...s why it’s very important that you read this guide. You’ll find many driving tips ... Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle This off-road guide is for vehicles that have four-wheel drive. Also,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... pull downward until the push-pin snaps loose. The front bumper lower air dam is held in place by a series of push-pins located around the lower edge... bumper. The following steps must be performed on each of the push-pins to remove the air dam: 2. While continuing to pull downward on the push-pin, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...it locks into place. When you're back on roads, though, be sure to replace the air dam. Notices Operating your vehicle for extended periods without the front bumper lower air dam installed can cause improper air flow to the engine and may allow...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... sure to have all necessary maintenance and service work done. Check to make sure all... information about your four-wheel-drive vehicle in this manual. Is there enough fuel? Is the spare tire fully...properly. Heavy loads on the roof raise the vehicle's center of gravity, making it more likely to roll ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...or unnecessary driving through streams or over soft ground). Always carry a litter bag...make sure all refuse is removed from any campsite before leaving. Take... Does your vehicle have a winch? If so, be sure to read the winch instructions. In a remote area, a winch can be handy if you get stuck. But ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ..., snow or ice. Each of these surfaces affects the steering, acceleration and braking of your vehicle in ... driving off-rc I, bouncing and Whe quick changes in direction can easily throw you out ... belts. ~ Is the path ahead clear? Will the surface texture change abruptly up ahead? Does the travel take ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    When you drive over obstacles or rough terrain, keep a firm grip on the steering wheel. Ruts, troughs or other surface features can jerk the wheel out of your hands if you're not prepared. Driving on Off-Road Hills Off-road driving often takes you up, down or across a hill. Driving safely on ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ..., there may be a smooth, constant incline with only a small change in elevation where you caneasily see all the way to... Use a low gear and get a firm grip on the steering wheel. Get a smooth start up the hill ... try to maintain your speed. Don't use more power than you need, because you don't want...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...brake. If your engine is still running, shift the transmission to REVERSE (R), release the parking brake, and slowly back...pressed and the parking brake still applied, shift the transmission to PARK (P) (or shift to neutral if your vehicle has a manual transmission) and restart the engine. Then, shift...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... NEUTRAL (N) (or pressing the clutch, if you have a manual transmission) to 'rev-up' the engine and regain... if it rolled downhill. Do not shift the transfer case to NEUTRAL when you leave the vehicle. ... transmission is inPARK (P) (or, if you have the manual transmission, even if you'rein gear). ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    transmission LU PARK ( transmission FIRST (1). But do not shift the transfer case toNEUTRAL. Leave the transfer case in the 2 Wheel High, 4 High...down. Never go downhill with the transmission in NEUTRAL (N), or with the clutch pedal pressed down in a manual shift. This is called 'free-...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... a downhill slide or a rollover. e Shift to PARK (P) (or to neutral with the manual transmission) and, while still braking, restart the engine. Shift back to a low gear, release ... out and get help. 0 e Surface conditions can be a problem when you drive across a hill. Loose gravel, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    Stalling on an Incline If your vehicle stalls when you're crossing an incline, be sure you (and your passengers) get out on the uphill side, even if the door there is harder to open. If you get o ~ on the downhill side and the vehicle starts to roll t over, you'll be right in its path. If you ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...) your tires will tend to sink into the sand. This has an effect on steering, accelerating and braking. You may want to reduce the air pressure in your tires slightly ... difficulty accelerating. And if you do get moving, poor steering and difficult braking can cause you to slide out...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... debris that has collected on the underbody, chassis or under the hood. These accumulations can be a fire hazard. ... and uneven braking. Check the body structure, steering, suspension, wheels, tires and exhaust system... leakage. Your vehicle will require more frequent service due to off-road use. Refer ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...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.... you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're driving, don't wear ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... - the inability to see in dim light - and aren't even aware of it. Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. Driving too fast through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Tryto avoid puddles. But if you can't, try to slow down before you them. t-'L Wet brakes can ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    .... Driving Through Deep Standing Water Notice: If you drive too quickly through 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 thanthe underbody of your vehicle. If you can't avoid ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... to have your view restricted by road spray. Have good tires with proper tread depth. See Tires on page 5-72. City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to watch out for what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to traffic ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...just as you would for a cross-country trip. Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities. You'll save time and ...check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. Freeway Driving Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your ...your vehicle ready for a long trip? If you keep it serviced and maintained, it's ready to go. If it... course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in dealerships all across North America. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... all working? Are the lenses clean? Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for long-distance driving? Are the... instruments frequently. If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transmission. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. Know how to go down hills. The most important thing to know is this: let your engine do some of the slowing down. Shift to a lower gear ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...lower gears help cool your engine and transmission, and you can climb the hill better....or mountains. Don't swing wide or cut across the center of the road. Drive at speeds that let you stay... see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ..., some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and reflective warning triangles. And, ... 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 items in your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it's about freezing (... OOC) and freezing rain begins to fall. Try to avoid driving on wet ice until salt and sand crews can get there. 4-47
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    .... Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers. If You're Caught in a Blizzard /' . . / ... and keep yourself and your passengers safe: Turn on your hazard flashers. Tie a red cloth to your vehicleto alert police that you've been stoppedby the snow...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers,burlap bags, rags, floor mats - anything you can wrap aroundyourself or clothing to ...-charged battery to restart the vehicle, and possibly for signaling later on with your headlamps. Let the heater run for a while. 4-49
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... explode, and you or others could be injured. And, the transmission or other partsof the vehicle can overheat. That ... the wheels too fast while shifting your transmission back and forth, you can destroy your transmission. For more information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see lire Chains ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...Vehicle To Get It Out First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will clear ... and aforward gear (or with a between REVERSE (R) manual transmission, between FIRST(1) or SECOND (2) and ..., and press lightly on theaccelerator pedal when the transmission is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    i These hooks, when used, are under a lot of force. Always pull the vehicle straight out. Never pull on the hooks at a sideways angle. The hooks could breakoff and you or others could be injured from the chain or cable snapping back. Notice: Never use recovery hooks to tow the vehicle. Your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    Towing Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See Roadside ... not be towed with all four wheels on the ground. Two-wheel-drive transmissions have no provisions for internal lubrication while being towed. To properly tow...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...automatic transmission to PARK (P), or a manual transmission to FIRST (1). Shifting a four-wheel-drive vet-le's transfer case into NEUTRAL can cause ...sure the parking brake is firmly set before you shift the transfer case to NEUTRAL. ~ 3. Securely attach the vehicle being towed to...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...transmission to PARK (P), or a manual transmission to FIRST (1). 3. Securely attach the vehicle being towed to the tow vehicle. ?r case ... is firmly set before you shift the transfer case to NEUTRAL. lg - .our-wheel-drive vehicle's tran 4. Shift the transfer case to NEUTRAL. See Four-wheel Drive...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... found on the rear edge of the driver's door or in the Incomplete Vehicle Document in the cab. The label shows the size of your original tires and the inflation ..., all occupants, fuel and cargo. sudden :ollision, stop In the case of things carried In the bed of your truck could shift forward and ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could ...suspension components to get added durability might not change your weight ratings. Ask your dealer ...also important loading information for off-road driving in this manual. See "Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... securely tied down to prevent it from shifting. The load's center of gravity should be positioned in a zone over the... rear of each wheel well. The center of gravity height must not extend above the top of the pickup box flareboard. Any load that extends beyond the vehicle's taillamp area must be...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...I know if my vehicle can handle a snow plow? Say, for example, you have a 700 Ib. (318 kg) snow plow. The total weight of all occupants andcargo inside the cab should not exceed 300 Ib. (135 kg). This means that you may only be able to carry one passenger. But, even this may betoo much if you've ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    Here are some guidelines for safely carrying a snow plow on your vehicle: Make sure the weight on the front and rear axles doesn't exceed the axle rating for each. For the front axle, if more cargo or passengers must be carried, appropriate counter ballast must be installed rear of the rear axle....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    In order to calculate the amountof weight any front accessory, such as a snow plow, is adding to the front axle, use the following formula: (W x (A+ W.B.)) /W.B.= Weight the accessory is adding to the front axle. Where: W = Weight of added accessory A = Distance that the accessory is in front of ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    Q: What if I want to add heavier equipment to vehicle? my A: You can add heavier equipment on the front of the vehicle if you compensate for it by carrying fewer passengers, less cargo, or by positioning cargo towards the rear. This has the effect of reducing the load on the front. However, the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... passengers. It's the amount of weight you can add to your vehicle before reaching your GVWR. Keep in mind that reserve capacity numbers are intended as a guide when selecting the amount of equipment or cargo your truck can carry. If you are unsure of your truck's front, rear or total weight, go...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... for measurement purposes. The recommended location for the cargo center of gravity is at point C forthe CWR. It is the point ... the center of gravity zone for your vehicle's cargo load. You must weigh any ... from the CWR. This extra weight may shorten the center of gravity zone of your vehicle. Your ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...see Towing a Trailer on page4-66. Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab General Motors is aware that some vehicle owners may consider having the ... such conversions specific to this vehicle. Owners should be aware that, as manufactured, there are differences between a chassis cab and a pickup ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... options, as many are, it's ready for heavier trailers. But trailering is different than just driving your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, durability and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That's the reason ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...if necessary, a lower gear selection if the transmission shiftstoo often (e.g., under heavy loads .../or hilly conditions). If you have a manual transmission and you towing a trailer... vehicle's tires. 0 Automatic transmission equipped vehicles are provided with a button at the end of the shift lever...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... Ibs. (2 268 kg) trailer rating, the handlinghrailering suspension is required on C-1500 models and the handlinghraileringor off-road suspension is required on K-1500 models. When pulling a heavy trailer or a large or heavy load in busy parking lots where improved ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    Vehicle" Axle Ratio I Maximum Trailer GCWR Weight C-I500 Regular Cab Short Box (2WD)" 4300 V6 (Auto) 4300 V6 (Manual) 4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) 5300 V8 3.42 3.73 3.42 3.73 3.08 3.42 3.08 3.42 4,500 Ibs. (2 041kg) 5,000 (2 ibs. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    Vehicle* Ratio Axle I I Maximum Trailer Weight GCWR * Tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of trailer weight up to 1,000 Ibs (454 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up to 1,500 Ibs. (680 kg) maximum. **Maximum 8,000 Ibs. (3 628...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    Vehicle* Ratio Axle I I i Maximum Trailer GCWR Weight C-1500 Crew Cab Short Box (2WD)* 6000 V8 6000 V8 w/4WS I I 3.73 16,000 4.10 ... up to 2,500 Ibs. (1 133 kg) maximum. Vehicle* Ratio Axle Maximum Trailer Weight C-1500 Regular Cab Lona Box (2WD)* I I I GCWR 9,000 3.42 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    Vehicle* I Axle Ratio I Maximum Trailer Weight I GCWR Vehicle* Axle Ratio Maximum Trailer Weight K-1500 Regular Cab Short Box (4WD)* I I I GCWR * Tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of trailer weight up to 1,000 Ibs (...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    4800 V8 (Auto) 4800 V8 (Manual) 3.73 4.1 0 5300 V8 w/4WS I K-1500 Crew Cab Short Box (4WD)* 6000 V8 I 4-73
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...* Ratio I Axle I Maximum Trailer Weiqht I GCWR K-I500 Regular Cab Long Box (4WD) 3.42 (2 086 kg) 9,500 Ibs. (4... (1 632 kg) 8,500 Ibs. (3 859 kg) 4300 V6 (Manual) 3.73 4,100 Ibs. (1 859 kg) 9,000 Ibs. (4 ... kg) 3.73 10,000 Ibs. (4 540 kg) 4800 V8 (Manual) 4.1 0 6,000 Ibs. (2 721 kg) 11,000 Ibs. (4 994 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    Vehicle* Axle Ratio Maximum Trailer Weight GCWR I I K-1500 Extended Cab Long Box (4WD) 4800 V8 4800 V8 (Manual) 5300 V8 3.73 4.10 6,700 Ibs. (3 041 kg) 7,700 Ibs. (3 495 kg)** 4,700 Ibs. (2 133 kg). 5,700 Ibs. (2 587 kg) 7,700 Ibs. (3...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    I Vehicle* Ratio I Axle I Maximum Trailer Weight I GCWR I * Tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of trailer weight up to 1,500 Ibs (680 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up to 2,500 Ibs. (1 133 kg) maximum. ** ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    Vehicle* Axle Ratio Maximum Trailer C-2500 Extended Cab Long Box HD (2WD)* I I Weight I GCWR C-2500 Crew Cab Short Box HD (2WD)** 6000 V8 4.10 10,l00 Ibs. (4 kg) 585 I I I 16,000 Ibs. (7 264 kg) 8100 V8 * Tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    Vehicle* Axle Ratio Maximum Trailer Weight GCWR C-2500 Crew Cab Long Box HD (2WD) 6000 V8 8100 V8 6.6L V8 Diesel 0 9,900 Ibs. (4490 kg) 4.1 (6 123 kg)** 15,500 Ibs. (7 030 kg) 22,000 15,200 Ibs. (6 894 kg)** 16,000 Ibs. (7 264 kg) 20,000 Ibs. (9 080 kg) 13,...
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... or advice, or you can write us at the address listed in your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information Booklet. In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communications Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel SamDrive Ontario L1H 8P7 4-82
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total or gross weight of your vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo you may carry in it, and the people who will be riding in...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... brakes - and they must be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be able to install, ... the tongue from contacting the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or by the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... vehicle before you can return to your lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer to the left, just ... the right. Always back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. Making Turns Notice: Making very sharp turns while trailering could ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...on page 3-48. If you have a 5-speed manual transmission and you are towing a trailer, ... lower gear). If you have a 6-speed manual transmission and you are towing a trailer, ... parked (preferably on level ground) with the automatic transmission in PARK (P) (or the manual transmission out of gear and the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear and not in ...in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. If the transfer case on four-wheel drive vehicles is ... your shift lever in PARK (P). So, be is sure the transfer case in a drivegear -- not in is NEUTRAL. 4-87
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... up on the brake pedal. 3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks. Basic Trailer Wiring All regular, extended cab crew cab pickups have a six-wire trailer towing harness. 4. Stop and have someone pick up and store the chocks. Maintenance ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... be equipped with the eight-wire trailer towing harness. This harness with a seven-pin universal trailer connector is attached to a bracket on the hitch platform.* \ * The Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) wire is tied next to the trailer wiring harness for use with a trailer, slide-in camper ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... White: Ground Light Green:Back-upLamps Light Blue: CHMSL Red: Battery Feed Dark Blue: Trailer Brake If your trailer is... Brown: Taillamps White: Ground Light Green:Back-upLamps Light Blue: Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) Red: Battery Feed DarkBlue: Trailer Brake A jumper harness for an electric ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...behind the auxiliary battery. Be sure to follow the proper installation instructions that are included with any electrical equipment that you install. Notice...any electrical equipment when not in use. Leaving electrical equipment on for extended periods will drain your battery. Auxiliary Battery The ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... a PTO, refer to the manufacturer's or installer's instructions. To engage a PTO on a vehicle with a manual transmission do the following: 1. .... Refer to the manufacturer's or installer's for instructions on electrically engaged PTOs. 5. For mobile operations, shift the transmission into the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... is off the brake pedal (and off the clutch for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission). 4. Select the desired engine speed by using the foot ... is off the brake pedal (and off the clutch for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission). 4. Select the desired engine speed by using the foot ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...-Bumper Pad Your vehicle has a rear step bumper with a rear step pad at the center of the bumper. If you will be using the bumper to tow a trailer, and your step-bumper has three cutout circles, you must push out the center cutout circle to install the trailer ball. If your step-bumper has only...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... System ...5-39 Engine Fan Noise ...5-44 Power Steering Fluid ...5-44 Windshield Washer Fluid ... Marker Lamps ...5-67 Taillamps ...5-67 Replacement Bulbs ...5.70 5- 1 Service ...5.3 Doing Your Own ...) ...5-25 Automatic Transmission Fluid (Allison Transmission) ...5-28 Manual Transmission Fluid ...5-31 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-105 Sheet Metal ... 10 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5 - 1 10 Service Parts Identification Label ...5.110 Electrical System ... ...5-82 If a Tire Goes Flat ...5.83 Changing a Flat Tire ...5-84 Appearance Care ...5....
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    Service Your dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you to be happy with it. We hope you'll go to your dealer for a!! your senice 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 one of ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how...manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-IO. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle on page...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... possible. Otherwise, you might damage your engine. A little pinging noise when you accelerate or drive uphill is considered normal. This does indicate a problem not exists or that a higher-octanefuel is necessary. If you are using 87 octane or higher-octanefuel and hear heavy knocking, your engine ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for service. Additives To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States are now required to contain additives that will help prevent engine and ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan on driving in another country outside the United States or Canada, the proper fuel may be hard to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn't be ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    If you get fu on yourself and t..,'n so met^ lg ignites it, you could be badly burned. Fuel can spray out on you if you open the fuel cap too quickly. This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and more likelyin hot weather. is Open the fuel cap slowly and wait for any "hiss" noise to...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    Filling a Portable Fuel Container 0 Never fill a portable fuel container whileit is in your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the gasoline vapor. You can be badly burned and your vehicle damaged if this occurs. To help avoid injury to you and others: Dispense ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    Checking Things Under the Hood Hood Release To open the hood do the following: 1. Pull the handle inside the vehicle located under and to the left of the steering wheel. Th JS that b n can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up on the secondary hood release located near the center of the grill. 3. Lift the hood. Before closing the hood, be sure all fillercaps are on properly. Pull down the hood andclose it firmly. 5-1 1
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    Engine Compartment Overview When you lift up the hood on the VORTEC 4300 V6 engine, you'll see the following: N J 5-12
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... Filter Restriction Indicator (If Equipped) D. Engine Oil Dipstick E. Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If equipped) F. Fan G. Engine Oil Fill H. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 1. Remote Negative (-) Terminal (GND) J. Remote Positive (+) ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 389
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... Coolant Surge Tank C. Air Filter Restriction Indicator (If Equipped) D.Engine Oil Dipstick E. Automatic Transmission Dipstick ( I f Equipped) F.Engine Oil Fill G. Fan H. Remote Negative (-) Terminal (GND) I . Power Steering Fluid Reservoir J. Remote Positive (+) Terminal ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 391
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... Surge Tank C. Air Filter Restriction Indicator (If Equipped) D.Engine Oil Dipstick E. Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If Equipped) F.Engine Oil Fill G. ...H. Remote Negative (-) Terminal (GND) I. Remote Positive (+) Terminal J. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir K. Brake Fluid Reservoir L. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    Checking Engine Oil It's a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is at or below the cross-hatched area at the tip of the dipstick, then you'll need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... carry this starburst symbol. If you choose to perform the engine oil change service yourself, be sure the oil you use has the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. If you have your oil changed for you, be sure the oil put into your engine is American ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... to work properly, you must reset the system every time the oil is changed. When the system has calculated that...engine protection. If the system is ever reset accidentally, you must change your oil at 3,000 miles ...000 km) since your last oil change. Remember to reset the oil life system whenever the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... reset the engine oil life after an oil change. To reset the Oil Life System press and hold the select button while ENGINE OIL LIFE is ... that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. 5-22
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...you know when the engine air cleanedfilter is dirty and needs to be serviced. The air cleanedfilter indicator ...shows the amount of engine air cleaner/filter life used. When both service window A and ... on location. After changing the air filter, press the top button on the indicator to reset it. 5-23...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    .../filter. 5. Reinstall the cover and tighten the screws. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the engine air cleaner/filter. See Part B: Owner Checks and Services on page 6- 11. 5-24
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...Transmission Fluid (Except Allison Transmission) When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transmission fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and... at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    .... Checking the fluid hot will give you a more accurate reading of the fluid level. The red transmission dipstick handle with the graphic is located at the rear of the engine compartment, on the passenger's side. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transmission fluid to use. See Part Dr ...18. Add fluid only after checking the transmission fluid while it is hot. (A cold check ...fluid with that label is made especially for your automatic transmission. Damage caused by fluid other than...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...Transmission Fluid (Allison Transmission) When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transmission fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and filter ...done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ...Procedure The purpose of the cold check is to determine if the transmission has enough fluid to be operated safely ... above the COLD CHECK band if the transmission fluid is below normal operating temperatures.... level is within the COLD CHECK band, the transmission may be operated until the fluid is hot...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... check. The fluid level rises as temperature increases. 1. Operate the transmission in DRIVE (D) range until the normal operating temperature of 160°F...How to Add Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transmission fluid to use. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    Manual Transmission Fluid When to Check A good time io have it checkea is when the engine oii is ... your GM dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, ...V6 and 4800 V8 Engines Shown, Other Manual Transmissions Similar 1. Remove the filler plug. 2....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ...won't correct a leak. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. Refer to the ...master cylinder reservoir and for the proper fluid. See Part B: Owner Checks and Services on page 6-1 1 and Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-18. How ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 5-36. ... the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner at 30,000miles (50,000 km) or 24 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. The coolant surge tank is located in the engine compartment on the passenqer's side of the vehicle.-See Engine Compartment ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... the coolant level should be at the FULL COLD mark. If the LOW COOLANT LEVEL message comes on and stays on, it means you're low on engine coolant. See "Low Coolant Level" under DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-60. You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ..., ENGINE OVERHEATED and a REDUCED ENGINE POWER message in the Driver Information Center on the instrumentpanel. See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-50. ... be severely degraded. Repair the cause of coolant loss, change theoil and reset the oil life system.See "Engine ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before you open the hood. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids init can ... from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... overheat warning, along with a low coolant message, can indicate a serious problem. For more information, see Driver ...with no low coolant message, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the .... You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. 3....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: C All Other Engines A. Coolant Surge Tank B. Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap 8100 V8 Engines C. Engine Fan If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it cools down...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ...pushing the accelerator pedal down. I it doesn't, your vehicle needs service. Turn off f the engine. Notice: Engine damage from running ... system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner at 30,000 miles (50 000 km) or...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank Gasoline Engines If you haven't found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is visible in the surge tank. lf coolant is visible but the coolant level isn't at or above the FULL COLD mark, add a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL@ ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ...surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Notice: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. 2. Turn the pressure cap slowlycounterclockwise(left) about one full...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    4. Then fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture, to the FULL COLD mark. 5. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan. By this time, the coolant level inside...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ...It will go away as the fan clutch partially disengages. Power Steering Fluid Engine Fan Noise Your vehicle has a clutched engine cooling fan. When...in fan noise. This is normal and should not be mistaken as the transmission slipping or making extra shifts. It is merely the cooling...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the ... cause leaks and damage hoses and seals. When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ...Use 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 ...location. Notice: When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water with ready-to-use...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    Brakes Brake Fluid Your brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the reservoir. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the reservoir might go down. The first is that the brake fluid goes down ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    Checking Brake Fluid You can check the brake fluid without taking off the cap. What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-18. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    .... That could lead to an accident. When you hear the brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle If you brake on vehicle's spill fluid your painted serviced. surfaces, the paint finish can be damaged. Be careful not to spill brake fluid on your vehicle. If you do, wash it off immediately. See ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Battery Your new vehicle comes with a ... between your front and rear brakes can change - for the worse. The braking performance you've come to expect can change in many other ways if someone puts in the wrong replacement brake...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    Batteries ..-ve acid that can burn yo- And gas that can explode. You can be badly hurt if you aren't careful. See "Jump Starting" next for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt. Contact your dealer to learn how to prepare your vehicle for longer storage periods. Also, for ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... batteries. And it could save your radio! 5. Open the hoods and locate the positive (+) and ...jump start procedure. Put an automatic transmission in PARK (P) or a manual transmission in NEUTRAL before setting ...have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear not in NEUTRAL....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    C-.ng a r..-fch near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enoughwater. You don't need to add water to the ACDelco@ battery installed in your new vehicle. But if a ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    7. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 9. Now connect the black negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote negative (-) terminal if the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... remote negative (-) terminal if the vehicle has one. 12. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 13. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. V8 Engine V8 Engine, Diesel Similar 5-55
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... the black negative (-) cable from the vehicle with the good battery. 3. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the vehicle with the good battery. 4. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other vehicle. 5. Return the positive (+) remote terminal cover to its original ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ...to 40 mm) belowthe bottom of the filler plug hole. The proper level for the 1500 HD Series, 2500 Series, 2500 HD, and 3500 Series... 13 mm) belowthe bottom of the filler plug hole. The proper level for the 1500 and 2500 Series vehicles with QUADRASTEERTM(4 Wheel Steer) is from 0 to 1/4 inch (0 to 6 mm)...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... are two additional systems that need lubrication. Transfer Case When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance ... on page 6-16. How to Check Lubricant Automatic Transfer Case To get an accurate reading, the vehicle... Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-18. Manual Transfer Case 5-58...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    Front Axle When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant. See Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4. To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole,...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... any device or element of design incorporated into any newvehicle for the purpose of noise control, prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use; or Air Intake: Removal of the air cleaner silencer Modification of the air ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    Bulb Replacement For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer. See Replacement Buibs on page 5-...scratch the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 1 . If your vehicle is equipped with two pins, remove ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    I A. Low-BeamHeadlamp B. High-BeamHeadlamp If your vehicle has one pin on the headlamp assembly, remove the pin. To remove the pin, turn the pin up and pull it out straight out. 2. Pull the headlamp assembly out. 3. Unplug the electrical connector. 4. Turn the old bulb counterclockwise and ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Daytime Running Lamps 3. Pull the turn signal housing out from the vehicle. 4. Press the locking release lever, turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove it from the turn signal housing. 5. Remove the old bulb from the bulb socket. 6. Put the new bulb into ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    Roof Marker Lamps 2. Remove the six screws on the center roof marker lamps. 3. Turn the old bulb counterclockwise to remove it from the socket. 5-64
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    4. Put a new bulb into the socket and turn clockwise until it locks in place. 5. Reinstall the lens and tighten the screws. 5-65
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp 1. Remove the screws and lift off the lamp assembly. A. CargoLamps B. Center High-Mounted Stoplamps 2. Remove the CHMSL bulb holder back plate from the housing by pressing the release tabs. 3. Remove the CHMSL bulb by pulling the bulb straight ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    Pickup Box Identification and Fender Marker Lamps 1 Remove the screws and lamp assembly. 2. Unplug the lamp assembly harness. 3. Gently pry the individual lamp from the lamp housing. 4. Unplug the lamp. 5. Plug in a new lamp and snap it into the housing. 6. Reinstall the lamp housing. ~ Taillamps ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    Your vehicle may have one of the following taillamp assemblies: A. Stoplamp B. Turn Signal C. Back-up Lamp A. B. C. D. Stoplamp Turn Signal Lamp Back-upLamp Side Marker Lamp 5-68
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    3. Press the release tab, if equipped, and turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the taillamp housing. 4. Pull the old bulb straight out from the socket. 5. Press a new bulb into the socket and turn the socket clockwise into the taillamp housing. 6. Reinstall the rear lamp ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    Taillamps (Chassis Cab Models) Replacement Bulbs Exterior Lamp Low-Beam Headlamlss High-Beam Headlamp I Davtime Lamps Runnina(DRL) Front Roof Marker Lamps Front Parkinq and Turn Lamp Rear Marker Lamp, Taillamp and Stop Lamp** Taillamp and Stop Lamp** Sidemarker Lamp (If Equipped) Rear Turn Lamp ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected at least twice a year for wear and cracking. See At Least Twice a Year on page 6-12 for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and length, see ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ... manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your warranty booklet for details. Underinfla,,, ,,res pose the ... overheating as a result of too much friction. You could have an air-out and a serious accident. See "Loading Your Vehicle" in the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    Inflation -- Tire Pressure If your tires have too much air (overinflation), you can get the following: Unusual wear 0 0 The CertificationRire label, ... overinflation is all right.It's not. If your tires don't have enough air (underinflation), you can get the following: 0 0 0 e When to Check ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ... wrench/hoist shaft to tighten the cable. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-84. If your ... can overheat. An overheated tire can lose air suddenly or catch fire. You or others could ... most important. See "Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services," in Section 6, for scheduled rotation intervals. See ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    I FRT FRT I If your vehicle has single rear wheels and the tread design for your front tires is the same as your rear tires, always use one of the correct rotation patterns shown here when rotating your tires. If your vehicle has front tires with different tread designs (such as all season vs. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ... loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where thewheel attaches to the vehicle. ... a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the rust ordirt off. See "Changing a Flat Tire" in the Index. 5-76
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    When It I Time for New Tires s 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. Some commercial truck tires may not have treadwear indicators. You need a new tire if any ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... new had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) number on each tire's sidewall. When you get new...traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an... use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after many miles...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ..., however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. Treadwear 200 ... tires, space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm), or to ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... wear or your vehicle pulling one way or the other, the alignment may need to be reset. If you notice your vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth ...wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    ..., use a new GM original equipment wheel. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometeror odometer calibration, ... torque, see "Wheel Nut Torque" in the Index. See "Changing a Flat Tire" in the Index for more information. 5-81
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ... and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to yourvehicle, drive slowly, readjust or ... ends securely fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting your vehicle, stop...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ...your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain lane position, and ... the accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control by steering the way you want the vehicle to go. It ... bumpy and noisy, but you can still steer. Gently brake to a stop - well off the road ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ...use the jack and change a tire. 3. If you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure the transfer caseis i n a drive gear - not in NEUTRAL. 4. Turn off... the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be the tireon the other sideof the vehicle, at the ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools Extended and Crew Cab@ Regular Cab 5-85
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    ... equipment you'll need is behind the passenger's seat. For Extended and Crew Cab@ models,the equipment is under the passenger's side second row seat. 1. If ... forward and turn the wing nut on the cover counterclockwise to remove it. For Crew Cab@models, pull up the second row seat ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    ..."Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools" for instructions on storing the spare . flat tire correctly. ... wheel opening. Before beginning this procedure read all the instructions. Failure to read and follow the... could get hurt. Read and follow the instructions listed below. 5. Put the spare tire ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ... separating them so that the jack is balanced securely. 8. Attach the jack handle, extension, and wheel wrench to the jack and place it (with the wheel blocks) under the vehicle towards the front of the rear bumper. Position the center lift point of the jack under the center of the spare tire. 5-88
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    If the spare is hanging from the cable, insert the hoist handle, extension and wheel wrench into the hoist shaft hole in the bumper, and turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare the rest of the way. 13. Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the wheel ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    The tools you'll be using include the bottle jack (A), the wheel blocks (B), the jack handle (C), the jack handle extensions (D), and the wheel wrench (E). if the flat tire is on the rear of the vehicle, you'll need to use both jack handle extensions. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack handle...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    ...the wheel wrench counterclockwise. If you have a center cap with wheel nut caps, the wheel nut caps are designed to remain with the center cap. Remove the center cap. Turn the wheel wrench ...lift head a little. If the wheel has a smooth center piece, place the chisel end of the wheel wrench...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    ...wheel nuts. Don't remove the wheel nuts yet. 2. Position the jack under the vehicle. If the flat tire is on the front of the vehicle (Two-Wheel Drive 1500 Series vehicles), position the jack under the bracket attached to the vehicle's frame, behind the flat tire. If the flat tire is on the front...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    ...the jack you off could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when is supported only by a jack. it Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage ... to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. Front Position 2WD 1500 Series 5-93
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 469
    , _ i: . Front Position All Other Models Rear Position 3. Make sure the jack head is positioned so that the rear axle is resting securely between the grooves that are on the jack head. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the vehicle. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 470
    ...c. on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 471
    6. After mounting the spare, reinstall the wheel nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each wheel nut by hand using the wheel wrench until the wheel is held against the hub. . Front Position All Other Models 5-96
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 472
    Front Position 2WD 1500 Series Rear Position 7. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the vehicle. Lower the jack completely. 5-97
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 473
    10 4 3 01 8. Tighten the nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown by turning the wheel wrench clockwise. Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to come loose and even come off. This could lead toan accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 474
    ... should always be stored under the vehicle with the hoist. However, storing it that way for an extended period of time could damage the wheel. To avoid this, ...and Extensions Retainer D. Gloves E. Wheel Wrench and Extensions F. Storage Bag G. Bottle Jack Holder H. Bottle Jack I. Wheel Block Retainer ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 475
    Store the tire under the rear of the vehicle in the spare tire carrier. To store the tire, do the following: 1. Put the tire on the ground at the rear of the vehicle with the valve stem pointed downward and to the rear. 2. Tilt the retainer downward and through the wheel opening. Make sure that the...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 476
    6. Make sure the tire is stored securely. Push, pull, and then try to rotate or turn the tire. If the tire moves, use the wheel wrench/hoist shaft to tighten the cable. Put back the jack, tools and spare tire lock, if equipped. PUSH & PULL 5-101
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 477
    ... 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.... Here are some cleaning tips: 0 Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 478
    Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a clean area often. A soft brush may be... area immediately or it will set. Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, ... water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. Using Cleaner on Fabric 1. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 479
    Vinyl Use warm water and a clean cloth. Rub with a clean, damp cloth to remove dirt. You may have to do this more than once. Things like tar, asphalt and shoe polish will stain if you don't get them off quickly. Use a clean cloth and vinyl/leather cleaner. See your dealer for this product. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 480
    Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry. Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle The paint finish on your vehicle provides beauty, depth of color, gloss retention and durability. Washing Your Vehicle Do . . A bleach or dye safety belts. If you do, it may severely weaken them. In a crash, they ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 481
    ... Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging, weather and chemical fallout that can take their toll over a period ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 482
    ... right away. Bare metal will corrode quickly and may develop into major repair expense. Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up materials avaliable from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected in your dealer's body and paint shop. 5-107
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 483
    ... and black marks from whitewalls. Cleans vinyl tops, upholstery and convertible tops. Removes dirt, grime, smoke and fingerprints. Chemical Paint... in the paint job causes this, GM will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within 12 months ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 484
    GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials (cont'd) Description Usage Removes dirt and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials (cont'd) Description Usage Medium foaming shampoo. Cleans and lightly waxes. Biodegradable and phosphate free. Quickly and ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 485
    ... will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label located in ... outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. a list ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 486
    ... attempting to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-77. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit breakers... be sure to get it fixed. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 487
    Instrument Panel Fuse Block The fuse block access door is on the driver's side edge of the instrument panel. Pull off the cover to access the fuse block. 7 LT DOORS 1 I You can remove fuses with a fuse extractor which is mounted to the fuse block access door. To remove fuses, if you don't ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 488
    ... UNLOCK (Relay) RR FOG LP BRAKE DRIVER UNLOCK IGN 0 Power Door Lock Relay (Lock Function) I Climate Control System ... and Sidemarkers Connector I Harness I Driver Door Module I Off (PTO) Power Door Lock Relay lUnlock Function) I \ I Used Not I CB LT DOORS Left Power Windows Circuit Breaker 5-1 13
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 489
    ...Panel Fuse Block The center instrument panel utility block is located underneath the instrument panel, to the left of the steering column. Device SEO TRAILER UPFIT . SL ... and Passenger Seat Module Circuit Breaker Right Power Windows Circuit Breaker Not Used Infotainment Harness ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 490
    Underhood Fuse Block The underhood fuse block in the engine compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle near the battery. Lift the cover for access to the fusehelay block. To remove fuses hold the end of the fuse between your thumb and index finger and pull straight out. See Engine ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 491
    Replace cover after servicing. Remettre le couvercle en dace. . B+ r7----- I , I I I ,=+ T- I I GLOW j PLUG OR ... EDURSA 2/15A diesel fueled engines. See for Owners Manual functions of studs #I and #2. FUNGTION/AMP-... les rnoteurs et diesel. Voir le Guide propri6taire du pour les fonctions des ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 492
    ...GLOW PLUG CUST FEED STUD #I Usage Diesel Glow Plugs and Intake Air Heater Gasoline Accessory Power Auxiliary Power (Single Battery ...not install fuse. Mid Bussed Electrical Center Power Feed, Front Seats, Right ...Left Bussed Electrical Center, Door Modules, Door Locks, Auxiliary Power Outlet-Rear ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 493
    Fuses Usage Back-up Lamps, Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Rear Window Defogger Headlamp...-HI PRIME 02B Vent Solenoid Canister/QUADRASTEERTM Module Power Not Used AUX PWR IGN 1 PCM 1 Auxiliary Power Outlet Console Ignition Relay SIR FRT PARK DRL Powertrain Control Module ~ ~~~ ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 494
    ... FOG LP LTR CIG I I Cigarette Lighter IConditioning Air Compressor I I I HI HDLP-RT I HDLP-LOW I ... Washer Pump Washer Pump OnStarIRear Seat Entertainment 1 Air Conditioning Compressor Relay I dlamp Low Beam-Left BTSl CRANK Brake Transmission Shift Interlock System Starting System I LO ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 495
    ... for charge capacity information and requirements. Capacities and Specifications Model C/K 1500 & C/K 2500 C/K 3500 Tire Pressure Description 6 Bolts (14 mm)...ft (190 Nom) See the Certificationflire label on the rear edge of the driver's door or the incomplete vehicle document in the cab. 5-120
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 496
    ... (14.0 L) (13.6 L) (14.4 L) VORTEC 4300 V6 Manual Transmission VORTEC 4800 V8 Automatic Transmission VORTEC 4800 V8 Manual Transmission VORTEC 5300 V8 Automatic Transmission VORTEC 5300 V8**...Automatic Transmission VORTEC 6000 V8 Manual Transmission 12.9 quarts 13.4 quarts 13.7 quarts 13...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 497
    VORTEC 8100 V8 Manual Transmission VORTEC 8100 V8 Automatic Transmission I 21.1 quarts 20.7 quarts I (20.0 L) (19.6 L) * Vehicles...with the optional engine oil cooler. ** Vehicles equipped with the optional air conditioner. Engine Oil With Filter After refill, the level...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 498
    Fuel Tank Short Bed Long Bed Chassis Cab (pickup Box Delete) Chassis Cab 3500 ~~~~ ...(102 L) (front) (87 L) (rear) (90 L) (front) (87 L) (rear) Chassis Cab 3500 (California) Chassis Cab 3500 Chassis Cab 3500 (California) Chassis Cab 3500HD Chassis Cab 3500HD Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity Air ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 499
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ** GM part number ***Denso part number tA1518C high-capacity air cleaner filter may be substituted. t t N G K part number 5-124
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 500
    ...Engine Cooling System Inspection ...6.16 Throttle System Inspection ...6.17 Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-wheel Drive) ... Using Your Maintenance Schedule ...6-4 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-5 Part B: Owner Checks and Services ...6-1 1 At the First 100, 1,000 and 6,000 Miles (160, 1 600 and 10 000km...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 501
    ... vehicle maintenance can even affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or...and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good ...vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet or your dealer for details....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 502
    ... service department or another qualified service center do these jobs. If you want to... service information, see Service Publications Ordering Information onpage 7-10. "Part B: Owner Checks and...service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 503
    ... chassis components with each oil change. Also, listed are scheduled maintenance services which are to be performed at ... intervals specified. This part tells you the maintenance services you should have done and ... you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 504
    ... first). Reset the system. Your vehicle has a computer system that lets you know when to change the... work properly, you must reset the system every time the oil is changed. When the system has calculated...filter must be changed at least once a year and at this time the system must be reset. It is also ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 505
    .... See Engine Oil on page 5-17for information on resetting the system. An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components with each engine oil...(5 000 km). Lubricate the front suspension, ball joints, steering linkage, transmission shift linkage and parking brake cable guides. Ball joints should...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 506
    ...,000 Miles (41 500 km) 0 Allison Transmission Only: Change automatic 37,500 Miles (62 .... Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. needed. Check constant velocity joints and ... Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t.) u Replace engine air cleaner filter. An ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 507
    ...+.) 0 Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t.) 0 Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission ...change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles ( I 66 000 km). 0 Automatic Transfer Case Only: Change transfer case fluid. 67,500 Miles (112 500 km) il Check readfront axle fluid...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 508
    ... Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote t.) 0 Check readfront axle ... axle seals for leaking. D Allison Transmission Only: Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if... fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See Footnote t.) U Replace engine air cleaner filter....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 509
    ... haven't changed your automatic transmission fluid, change both the fluid and filter 0 Automatic Transfer Case Only: Change transfer case fluid 0 Except 8.1L V8 ... system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. 0 Change five-speed manual transmission fluid (with 4300 V6 or 4800...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 510
    ... Owner Checks and Services Listed in this part are owner checks and services which should be ... details. At Each Fuel Fill It is imponlant for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks... each fuel fill. Cassette Tape Player Service Clean cassette tape player. Cleaning should...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 511
    .... Also look for any opened or broken air bag coverings, and have them... engine oil is changed, whichever occurs first. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter... the cable. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-84. 6-12 Manual Transmission Check... level; add if needed. See Manual Transmission Fluid on page 5-31. Check...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 512
    ... Transmission Fluid (Allison Transmission) on page 5-28. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the ...in any other position, your vehicle needs service. On manual transmission vehicles, put the shift lever in ... service. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all body door hinges, hood latch assembly, ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 513
    ... the key should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P). With a manual transmission, the key should turn to LOCK only when you press the key release button. e When you...(P) with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle needs service. 6-14
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 514
    Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission Park (P) Mechanism Check Park on a fairly steep ...brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transmission in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure ...should the vehicle begin to move. 0 Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 515
    ... service department or other qualified service center do these jobs. Make sure any necessary ... procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See Service Publications Ordering ... parts, signs of wear or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering lines and hoses for proper ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 516
    ... oil change intervals, check front axle and transfer case and add lubricant when necessary. A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if needed. On manual shift transfer case, oil the control lever pivot point. Check vent hose at ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 517
    ..., in Canada 88901244. Engine Oil Power Steering GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. U.S. 1052884, in Canada System 993294, or equivalent). Manual Transmission (5-Speed with Low Gear, RPO M W3... (5-Speed without Low Gear, RPO MG5) Manual Transmission (6-Speed) GM Goodwrench Synthetic Manual ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 518
    ... 12378261, in Canada 10953455) or equivalent meeting GM Specification 99861 15. Usage Rear Axle (Steerable) Manual Transfer Case Automatic Transfer Case Front Axle Propshaft Spline or One-Piece Propshaft Spline (Two-Wheel Drive with Auto. Trans.)...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 519
    Usage Hood Hinges Body Door Hinge Pins, Tailgate Hinge and Linkage, Folding Seat and Fuel Door Hinge Fluid/Lubricant ~~ usage Weatherstrip Conditioning Weatherstrip Squeaks Fluid/Lubricant Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. U.S. 12345579, in Canada 1974984, or equivalent). Synthetic Grease ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 520
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service and any are additional information from "OwnerChecks and Services" or "Periodic Maintenance" the following record pages. on ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 521
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Maintenance Record 6-22
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    Maintenance Record (cont'd) 6-23
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    Maintenance Record (cont'd) 6-24
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 524
    ... Information ...7-2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...-7-2 Online Owner Center ...7-3 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...7-4 Customer Assistance ... Canadian Government ...7-Io Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-10 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-10 7-1
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 525
    ... of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite... already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership or the general... additional rights you may have. Canadian owners refer to your Warranty and...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 526
    ...vehicle information all in one place. The Owner Center allows you to: Get e-mail service reminders. Access information about your specific vehicle, including... videos and an electronic version of this owner's manual. Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance schedule....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 527
    ... Chevrolet has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can ... States Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI ..., the letter should be addressed to Chevrolet's Customer Assistance Center. Canada General Motors of Canada ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 528
    ... Islands) General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo de la Reforma # 2740 Col. ... information, such as area driver assessment centers and mobility equipment installers. The program ... details or call the GM Mobility Assistance Center at 1-800-323-9935. Text telephone (...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 529
    ... is excited to announce the establishment of the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Center. As the owner of a 2003 Chevrolet, membership in Roadside Assistance is free. Roadside ... Bumper-to-Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2003 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty trucks. (...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 530
    ... Dscription of problem Plan Ahead When Possible When your vehicle requires warranty service, you ...keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If ... ask for instructions. If the dealer requests that you simply drop the vehicle off for service...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 531
    Transportation Options Warranty service can generally be completed while you wait. However, if ...to provide a like-vehicle as a courtesy rental. Shuttle Service Participating dealers can provide you with shuttle service to get you to your destination with minimal interruption of your daily schedule. ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 532
    ...dealers andall program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer....However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General ... Motors reserves the right to unilaterally modify, change or discontinue Courtesy Transportation at any time ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 533
    ... I H 8P7 Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual This manual provides information on unit repair service procedures, adjustments, and specifications for GM transmissions, transaxles, and transfer cases. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $50.00 Service Bulletins Service Bulletins ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 534
    ...: Includes a Portfolio, Owner's Manual, and Warranty Booklet. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $35.00 Without Portfolio: Owner's Manual only. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $25.00 ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-800-551-4123 .... Current and Past Model Order Forms Service Publications are available for current and past model GM...
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  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 536
    Supplement to the 2003 Silverado, Sierra, Tahoe, Suburban, r's Manual Passenger Sensing System Accident statistics showthat children aresafer ... be seriously injured or killed the right front if passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 537
    ...the right front passenger seat is occupied by a smaller person, such as a child who has outgrown child restraints or if there is a critical problem with the air bag system or the passenger sensing system. For some children who have outgrown child ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 538
    ...Speakers (Balance/Fade) ...3-70. 3-75. 3.86. 3-100 Air Bag Off Light ...3-33 Passenger Status ... ...3-33 1-61 AirBagSystems ...Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-78 1-68 Air Bag... ...1-66 Passenger Sensing System ...1-74 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-77 WhatMakesanAir ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 539
    ... Feature ...3-121 Understanding Radio Reception ...3-123 XMTMSatellite Radio Antenna System ...3-125 Automatic Headlamp System ...3-14 Automatic Transfer Case ...2-37 Automatic Transmission ...2-23 Fluid ...5-25, 5-28 Operation ...2-26 Automatic ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 540
    ...124 Cargo Lamp ...3-16 CARGOLAMPON ...3-65 3-93 CassetteTapeMessages ...6-11 Cassette Tape Player Service ...CDAdapter Kits ...3-94 2-66 Center Console Storage Area ...Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and CargoLamp ...5-66 Center ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 541
    ... ...7-10 Reporting Safety Defects to the United States 7-9 Government ...Roadside Assistance Program ...7-6 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-10 ~ ~ ~ ~ D DAB Radio ...3-123 Daytime Running Lamps ...3-14 Defensive Driving ...4-2 3....
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 542
    ... Fuses ...Electrochromic Mirror Operation ...2-53, 2-55 Electronic Transfer Case ...2-41 Emissions Inspection and Maintenance 3-46 Programs ...Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ... ...5-50 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...3-44 Coolant ...5-33 Coolant Heater ...2-25 Coolant TemperatureGage...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 543
    ... Exit Lighting ...3-17 ExpressDownWindows ...2-16 ExtendedCab ...1-52 Extended Cab and Crew Cab ...1-49 1-31 Extender, Safety ... ...5-84 Fluid 5-25, 5-28 Automatic Transmission ...5-31 Manual Transmission ...Power Steering ...5-44 Windshield Washer ...5-46 FM Stereo ...3-123 3-15 FogLamps ...Folding ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 544
    ... Light ...3-49 6-16 System Inspection ...3-53 Fuel Information Button ...FUELLEVELLOW ...3-65 Fuses 5-111 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...... ... Gage Engine Coolant Temperature ...Fuel ...OilPressure ...Speedometer ...Tachometer ...Transmission Temperature ...VoltmeterGage ... 3-42 3-49 3-47 3-32 3-32 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 545
    ... Check Lubricant ...5-57 How to Check Power Steering Fluid ...5-45 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear ... Maintenance ...6-16 Steering andSuspension ...6-16 Throttle System ...6-17 Transfer Case and ...51 Key Lock Cylinders Service ...KeyRelease Button (Manual Transmission) ...Keyless Entry System ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 546
    ... (Automatic Door ...2-8 Transmission 2-47 ...Lockout Protection ...2-12 ...3-67 LEFT AJAR REAR (Crew DOOR Cab) Door Power ...2-9 Light Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...2-10 Air Bag Off ...3-33 Security Locks ...2-12 ...Air 3-33 Door ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 547
    ...21 6-5 ScheduledMaintenance ...Steering and Suspension Inspection ...6-16 6-17 Throttle System Inspection ...Transfer Case and Front ...Malfunction Indicator Light ...3-44 Manual Seats ...1-3 Manual Selectable Ride ...4-11 Manual Transfer Case ...2-35 Manual Transmission ...2-23 Fluid ...5-31 Operation...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 548
    ...cont.) Outside Power Camper-Type ...2-59 Onstar@Services ...2-61 Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors ...2-59 Onstar@Steering Wheel Controls ...2-62 ...Pressure Gage ...3-47 Overdrive Disable (Allison Transmissions) ...2-29 OIL LIFE RESET ...3-60 Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 549
    ...20 ...3-71, 3.77, 3-89 Radio Messages ...Payload ...4-58 Radios ...3-68 Personalization Button ...3-54 AM-FM ...3-69 Pickup Conversion to Chassis Cab ...4-65 Care of... ...1-4 Steering Fluid ...5-44 Windows ...2-16 Power Steering ...4-12 Power Winches ...4-92 Programmable Automatic Locks...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 550
    ...Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) ...1-26 RearSeat Passengers, ... ...1-26 Rear Seat Top Strap Anchors (Crew Cab Models) ...1-46 Rear Seat Top Strap Anchors (Extended CabModels... REDUCEDBRAKEPOWER ...REDUCED ENGINE POWER ...3-61 Regular Cab and Extended Cab Models ...1-68 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 551
    ...(All Models) ...1-43 RIGHT REAR DOOR AJAR (Crew Cab) ...3-67 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-6 Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out ...4-51 Running ... ...1-7 Seats 1-7 Head Restraints ...HeatedSeats ...1-5 Manual ...1-3 Memory ...2-67 Power Lumbar ...1-4 Power Seats ...1-4 RearSeat Operation ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 552
    ... Soon Light ...3-44 Publications Ordering Information ...7-10 SERVICE 4 WHEEL STEER ...3-63 3-63 SERVICE ...62 SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM ...3-62 Service Bulletins ...7-10 Service Manuals ...7-10 SERVICERIDECONTROL ...3-63 ... RCA Jacks ...3-1 16 Storage Areas ...2-63 Center Console Storage Area ...2-66 2-63 ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 553
    ...Tailgate ...Tailgate Removal ...Taillamps ...Taillamps (Chassis Cab Models) ...Tampering With Noise Control System ...Strap Anchor Location ...1-43 TorqueLock (Automatic Transmission) ...2-47 Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires ...4-83 Tow/HaulMode (Automatic Transmission) ...2-29 3-48 Tow/Haul Mode...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 554
    ...) ...TransferCase ...5-58 Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-wheel Drive) 6-1 7 Inspection ...Transmission Fluid.... ...TransmissionOperation, Automatic ...2-26 Transmission Operation, Manual ...2-30 Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit RepairManual ...7-10 Transportation Options ...7-8 Trip ...
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 555
    ... to Check and Change ...5-32 When to Check andWhat to Use ...When to Check Lubricant ...5-57 When to Check Power Steering Fluid ...5-45 When You Are Ready to Leave After... Why Safety Belts Work ...1-11 Windows ...2-15 Manual ...2-16 Power ...2-16 Swing-Out Windows ...2-17 Windshield ...
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