2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Manual

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier manual table of contents:

  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-7 Safety Belts ...1-8 Child Restraints ...1-29 Air Bag Systems ...1-47 Restraint System Check ...1-56 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-2 Doors and Locks ...2-7 Windows ...2-12 Theft-...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... Detroit, MI 48207 GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name CAVALIER are registered trademarks of General ... sold in Canada, substitute the name "General Motors of Canada Limited" for Chevrolet Motor Division whenever it appears in this ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning. You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety ...
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    ... tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by ...ll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE. ... use symbols instead of text. Symbols, used on your vehicle, are shown along with the text describing the ...
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    These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle: v
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  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... After an Air Bag Inflates? ...1-54 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-56 Restraint System Check ...1-56 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-56... ...1-22 Rear Seat Passengers ...1-23 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults ...1-26 Safety Belt ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    Front Seats Manual Seats {CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could ... to. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Lift the lever located on the front of the driver's ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    If your vehicle is not equipped with easy entry seats, your passenger seat adjuster looks ... the seat is locked into place. If your vehicle is equipped with easy entry seats, this is your front passenger seat adjuster. Pull up on the lever located at the front of the passenger's seat to unlock it. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    Reclining Seatbacks To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the outboard side of the seat and move ... on the seatback to make sure it is locked. Pull up on the lever without pushing on the seatback and ... to an upright position. But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    Head Restraints {CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts ... could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Seatback Latches If your vehicle is a two-door model, the front seatback folds forward to let ... person sitting there could be injured. After you've used it, be sure to push rearward on an easy entry seat to be sure it is locked. If your vehicle has this feature, the right front seat makes it easy ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...Seatback To fold the seatback, do the following: 1. Pull the release straps located in the trunk. The right strap operates the passenger's side rear split ... the seatback to make sure it is latched securely in the fully upright position. 1-7 2. Fold the seatback down from the inside of the vehicle.
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... 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 ... ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-23. Why ... have been badly hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter...a lot! Take the simplest vehicle...
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    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-10
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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... 1-11
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    Questions and Answers About Safety Belts Q: Won't I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I'm wearing a safety belt? A: You ...if you are belted. or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    Q: If my vehicle has air bags, why should I have to wear safety belts? How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That's true ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ...how, see "Seats" in the Index. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't... across you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull ... buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn't long...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the ... could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the ... a sudden stop or crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. 1-15
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ...move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it down without squeezing the release button to make sure it has ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...€™s wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t give...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces.... This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A: The belt...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far ... could also severely injure internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. 1-19
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    Q: What's wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    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 you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. 1-21
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women.... pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. Right Front ... page 1-14. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way as the driver's safety ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Lap-Shoulder Belt All rear seating positions have lap-...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... and keep pulling until you can buckle it. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-28...To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. 1-24
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. The lap part ...could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across... sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. To unlatch the...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...Guides for Children and Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt comfort ... seats and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Pull the elastic cord out from ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 1-27
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... The extender will be just for you, and just for the seat in your vehicle that you choose. Don't let someone else use it, and use it only for ...shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ..., children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle's ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... seat next to a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat ... to place the child in a seat that has a lap belt, if your vehicle has one. {CAUTION: Never... together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. 1-30
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle. Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have the protection provided by ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... on a person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. {CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold CAUTION: (Continued) ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... models available. When purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will have a label saying that it meets ..., height and age but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. 1-33
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...or fatal injuries. Young children always should be secured in appropriate child restraints. An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... system is any device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position children....-on child restraints have used the adult belt system in the vehicle. To help reduce the chance ... the restraint. The vehicle's belt system secures the add-on child restraint in the vehicle, and the add-...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    When choosing a child restraint, be sure the child restraint is designed to be used in a vehicle. If it is, it will have a label saying that it meets ... booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system or the LATCH system in your vehicle, but the child also has to be secured within the restraint...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... it to work, a top strap must be properly anchored to the vehicle. Some top strap-equipped child restraints are designed for use with or without the top ... Location on page 1-39. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... happens. To help prevent injury to people and damage to your vehicle, attach only one child restraint per bracket. Once you ... as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Top strap anchors are already installed in your vehicle for the rear seating positions. You'll find them behind ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... installation of child restraints easier, does not use the vehicle's safety belts. Instead, it uses vehicle anchors (A, B) and child restraint attachments to secure the restraints. Some restraints also use another vehicle anchor to secure a top tether strap (C). 1-40
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...killed. Make sure that a LATCH-type child restraint is properly installed using the anchorage points,... for information on how to secure a child restraint in your vehicle. In order to use the LATCH system in your vehicle, you need a child restraint designed for that system. To assist you in locating ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... the LATCH attachments on the child restraint to the LATCH anchorages in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. If the child ... system, you will be using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-43
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 5. Push and pull the child ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... right front seat, you will be using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came .... Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag, always move the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...the frontal and side impact air bag systems. Your vehicle has a frontal air bag for the driver and a frontal air bag for the right front passenger. Your vehicle may also have a side impact air bag for... impact air bag for the right front passenger. If your vehicle has a side impact air bag for the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... your safety belt during a crash helps reduce your chance of hitting things inside the vehicle or being ejected from it. Air bags are designed to work with safety belts but don't ... in rear crashes. Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly - whether or not there's ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... sit as far back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Front occupants should not lean on or sleep against ... a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Older Children" or "Infants ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... the air bag symbol. Where Are the Air 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 3-23 for more information. The driver's air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-50
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. If your vehicle has one, the driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. 1-51
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... a side impact air bag. If your vehicle has one, the passenger’s side impact air ...€™s designed “threshold level.” If the front of your vehicle goes straight into a wall that doesn’t move...The threshold level can vary, however, with specific vehicle design, so that it can be somewhat above or ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    If your vehicle strikes something that will move or deform, such as a parked car, the threshold ...inflated simply because of the damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were. For frontal air... bag modules are located inside the steering wheel and instrument panel. For vehicles with side...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... to severe side collisions, even belted occupants can contact the inside of the vehicle. The air bag supplements the protection provided by safety belts. Air bags ...air bags, and only in moderate to severe side collisions for vehicles with a driver's and right front passenger's side ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle should get out... the right front passenger air bag. modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... Bag-Equipped Vehicle Air bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are air bag system parts in ... inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... or replaced. 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...can damage the restraint systems in your vehicle. A damaged restraint system may not properly protect the person using it, resulting in ...
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    ✍ NOTES 1-58
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle) ...2-27 Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle) ...2-27 Parking Over Things That Burn ... Lockout Protection ...2-10 Leaving Your Vehicle ...2-10 Trunk ...2-10 Windows ...2-12 Manual Windows ...2-12 Power Windows ...2-13 Sun Visors ...2-13 Theft-Deterrent Systems ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    Keys {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The children or others could be badly injured or even killed. Do not leave the...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... have spare keys. If your vehicle is equipped with the OnStar® system with an active subscription.... Remote Keyless Entry System When a new vehicle is delivered, the dealer removes the key tag..., the remote keyless entry system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle. In addition, the system illuminates the interior lamps for a set period of time. Also, a... keyless entry system consists of a receiver, which is located in the vehicle, and two hand held transmitters....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ...trunk. You can open the trunk with the transmitter when the vehicle speed is less than 2 mph (3 km/h)....and the trunk are closed, the headlamps will flash once, the interior lamps will turn off, and the vehicle ..., all remaining doors will unlock. Radio Personalization Your vehicle can store different...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... if the transmitter won't work at the normal range in any location. If you 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. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... 1. Stand close to your vehicle. 2. Press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the transmitter at the same time. 3. Hold the ...the handle will not open it. You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors are not locked. So, wear safety belts properly and lock the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. Use your key to lock and unlock .... If your vehicle is equipped with a remote keyless entry system, you can also use it to lock and unlock your vehicle. See Remote Keyless ... forward. Power Door Locks If your vehicle has this feature, you can lock or ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... Door Security Locks If your vehicle is a four-door model, it is equipped with rear ... passengers from opening the rear doors on your vehicle from the inside. Opening a Rear Door When the Security ... door lock. The rear doors on your vehicle cannot be opened from the inside when this feature is in use....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ...the trunk from the outside, insert the key and turn the trunk lock cylinder or use the remote keyless entry transmitter if your vehicle has one. When closing the trunk, close from the center to ensure it fully latches. Although you may use one hand ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... ACCESSORY, the parking brake is engaged, or the vehicle speed is less than 2 mph (3 km/h). Notice: Using the emergency trunk release handle as...-dark emergency trunk release handle located on the inside of the trunk lid of your vehicle. This handle will glow following exposure to ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... 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. Manual Windows On a vehicle with manual windows, use the window crank to open and close each window. 2-12
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... position by pressing the rear of the switch to the first detent. To use the express-down feature, press the rear ... the passenger's window switches. If your vehicle has this feature, the switches on the center console ..., press and hold the front of the switch. Sun Visors To block out glare, you ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... re-arm when the trunk has been closed. This allows the customer to exit the vehicle, lock the doors using the transmitter, and open the trunk using the transmitter without having... is armed, opening any door or trunk, or using a wrong key to start the vehicle will cause a pre-alarm chirp...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...However, your Passlock® system is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by Passlock® at this time. See your dealer for service. Or see Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-6 for more information...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... New Vehicle Break-In Notice: Your vehicle does not need an elaborate "break-in." But it will perform better in...rst 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings are not yet ... and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. • ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ..., but does not send power to any accessories. Use this position if your vehicle must be pushed or towed, but never try ... allow you to operate electrical accessories, such as the radio. {CAUTION: On manual transaxle vehicles, turning the key to LOCK will lock the steering column and result in a loss ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...you are already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Notice: Shifting into PARK (P) with the vehicle moving ...Shift into PARK (P) only when your vehicle is stopped. Manual Transaxle The shift lever should ...RAP) Your vehicle is equipped with a Retained Accessory Power (RAP) feature which will allow the radio ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... engine has run about 10 seconds to warm up, your vehicle is ready to be driven. Do not run ...: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or ... hours prior to starting your vehicle. At temperatures above 32°F (0°C), use of the coolant heater is ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...that you contact your dealer in the area where you'll be parking your vehicle. The dealer can give you the best advice for that ... parts. If you don't, it could be damaged. If your vehicle is equipped with an automatic transaxle, the shift lever is located on the console between the seats. There ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily....on page 2-27. REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up. Notice: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage the transaxle. The repairs would not be covered by...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed. Forward Gears AUTOMATIC ...NEUTRAL (N) with the engine racing may damage the transaxle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty... the engine is not racing when shifting your vehicle. • Going less than about 35 mph...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... won't shift into first gear until the vehicle is going slowly enough. Notice: Spinning the tires or holding the vehicle in one place on a hill using only the accelerator pedal ...spin the tires. When stopping on a hill, use the brakes to hold the vehicle in place. Manual Transaxle Operation ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage the transaxle. The repairs would not be ... Shift to REVERSE (R) only after your vehicle is stopped. Also, use REVERSE (R), along with the parking brake... one gear at a time when you downshift. Up-Shift Light If you have a manual transaxle...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    .... Verify that the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off before driving. Parking Brake Manual shown, Automatic similar The parking brake lever is located between the bucket seats. 2-25
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If ...• Push the lever all the way toward the front of your vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 2-26 Leaving Your Vehicle ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... end of Step 4. 3. Shift the transaxle to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the gear you ...Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transaxle) Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock ...Transaxle Operation on page 2-20. Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transaxle) Before leaving your ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    .... • Your vehicle was damaged when driving over high points on the road or over road debris. • Repairs were not done correctly. • Your vehicle or exhaust system had been .... If you ever suspect exhaust is coming into your vehicle: • Drive it only with all the windows down to blow ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    .... {CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK... to PARK (P). Follow the proper steps to be sure your vehicle will not move. See Shifting Into Park (P)...off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle. See the earlier Caution under Engine Exhaust ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...Mirrors If your vehicle has this feature, the power mirror control is located on the driver's door... can see a little of the side of your vehicle when you are sitting in a comfortable driving position... can see a little of the side of your vehicle when you are sitting in a comfortable driving position...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...A convex mirror can make things (like other vehicles) look farther away than they really ... sharply into the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror ...€™s door window. 2. Fold the mirror toward the front of the vehicle. Hold the mirror in position with your left hand....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... is normally included for a specific duration with each vehicle equipped with OnStar®. You can upgrade or extend your OnStar® service plan to meet your needs. Your vehicle may have this feature. OnStar® uses global positioning system (GPS) satellite technology, ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... a hands-free wireless phone that's integrated into your vehicle. You can place calls nationwide using voice-activated dialing with no ... out more about OnStar® Personal Calling, refer to the OnStar® owner's guide in your vehicle's glove box, or call OnStar® at 1-888...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... the lid down until it clicks. Sunroof Your vehicle may have a sunroof. With the ignition on, press and ... will open to the vent position. Convenience Net Your vehicle may have a convenience net. You'll ...sunroof glass panel cannot be opened or closed if your vehicle has an electrical failure. 2-34
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...® Warning Light ...3-33 Check Gages Warning Light ...3-33 Service Vehicle Soon Light ...3-34 Fuel Gage ...3-34 Audio ......3-36 Radio with CD (Base Level) ...3-39 Radio with CD (Up Level) ...3-43 Radio with CD (MP3) ...3-52 Personal Choice Radio Controls ...3-66 Theft-Deterrent Feature (Non RDS Radios)...
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    Instrument Panel Overview 3-2
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...€ under Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-81. L. Remote Trunk Release Button. See “Remote Trunk Release” under Trunk on page 2-10. M. Hood Release Lever. See Hood Release on page...Lever. See Automatic Transaxle Operation on page 2-20 and Manual Transaxle Operation on page 2-23. 3-3
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Hazard Warning Flashers The hazard warning flasher switch is located on the top of the steering column. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position ...flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ...¬‚ective triangles, you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle. Horn You can sound the horn ... to give your legs more room when you exit and enter the vehicle. The lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... (for left) positions. These positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane change. To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down. When the turn is finished, the lever will return automatically. An arrow on the instrument panel cluster will flash in the direction of the turn or lane ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... a driver in front of you that you want to pass. To use it, pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward you...turn them off. Cruise Control If your vehicle has this feature, you can maintain a ...about 25 mph (40 km/h). If your vehicle is in cruise control when the optional enhanced traction system ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...chosen speed and stay there. If you hold the switch at R/A longer, the vehicle will keep going faster until you release the switch or ...briefly move the switch to R/A then release it. Each time you do this, your vehicle will go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster. Resuming a Set Speed Suppose you set your...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and do not use cruise control on steep hills. • Push in the ...¬‚y press the button. Each time you do this, you will go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower. Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control Use the accelerator pedal to ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    Windshield Wipers Q DELAY: If your vehicle has delay wipers, move the lever to DELAY ...in the DELAY position. Use this position for light rain or snow. Q 1 (Low Speed): Move the lever up to the...damaged, get new blades or blade inserts. Use the lever located on the right side of the steering wheel to ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...your windshield, pull the lever with the wiper symbol on it toward you one time. When you release the lever, the washers will stop. The wipers continue wiping... preset speed. Exterior Lamps {CAUTION: In freezing weather, do not use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fl...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... after dawn and before sunset. Fully functional daytime running lamps are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada. A flashing DRL telltale indicates a possible burned out headlamp, or that the vehicle may need service to repair a stuck DRL relay. 3-12
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...beam headlamps will come on at the reduced brightness. To idle your vehicle with the DRL off, set the parking brake. ... until you release the parking brake. As with any vehicle, you should turn on the regular headlamp system ... need it. Fog Lamps If your vehicle has this feature, use your fog lamps for...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... pressed. Front Reading Lamps If your vehicle has this feature, these lamps are located on the rearview mirror. Turn each one...Turn the thumbwheel all the way up to turn on the interior courtesy lamps. Map Lamps If your vehicle has this feature, these lamps are located in front of the dome lamp. To ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your ... to your vehicle may damage it or keep other components from working as they should. The repairs ...such as a cellular phone or CB radio. The accessory power outlet is located on the lower console on the passenger's...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... Cigarette Lighter Your vehicle may have an ashtray and cigarette lighter. To use the lighter, ... ignite them and possibly damage your vehicle. Never put flammable items in the ashtray. ... control the heating, cooling and ventilation for your vehicle. Operation To change the current mode, select one ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...; then close them. This helps to reduce the time it takes for your vehicle to cool down. It also helps ... together for long periods of time may cause the air inside of your vehicle to become too dry....This mode keeps outside air from coming in the vehicle. It can be used to prevent outside air and odors...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... can be minimized if the climate control system is used properly. There are two modes to clear fog ... fan knob to the highest setting. You can use the air conditioning while in this setting by pressing the ... close the center outlets. Do not drive the vehicle until all the windows are clear. -(Defog): ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... warming grid, and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license, tape, a decal or anything similar to the defogger grid. Use the louvers located on the ... that may block the flow of air into your vehicle. Use of non-GM approved hood defl...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them. Warning lights ... it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to your warning ... to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel is left in the tank, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. United States Cluster ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    .../h). Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). Your odometer can be seen when the vehicle is running. To view it when the ignition is off, press the trip odometer button located near the display...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensor, the air bag modules, the wiring and the crash ... on page 1-47. This light will come on when you start your vehicle, and it will flash for a few seconds. Then the light ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...air bag readiness light stays on after you start the vehicle or comes on when you are driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. Charging System Light The ... help avoid injury to yourself or others, have your vehicle serviced right away if the air bag ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Up-Shift Light If you have a manual transaxle you have this light. This light comes on ... gear. United States United States Only See Manual Transaxle Operation on page 2-23. Canada This light ... brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. Brake System Warning Light Your vehicle's ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... take longer to stop. If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service. See Towing Your Vehicle on ... again while you're driving, your vehicle needs service. If the regular brake system warning ... you have pulled off the road and stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service. 3-26
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...parking brake is fully released, it means there's a problem with the system. United States Canada If your vehicle is equipped with the Enhanced Traction ...on when you're driving, there may be a problem with your Enhanced Traction System and your vehicle may need service. When this warning light...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...will be there to tell you when the system is active. Your vehicle is equipped with one of these gages. With the ignition in RUN,... information. If you have been operating your vehicle under normal conditions, you should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...the engine. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for ...system before any problem is apparent. This may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle. This system is also designed to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ..., transaxle, exhaust, intake or fuel system of your vehicle or the replacement of the original tires with other than ... damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. • Light ... has been detected on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. 3-30 ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...of fuel? If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality fuel. See Gasoline Octane on... notice this as stalling after start-up, stalling when you put the vehicle into gear, misfiring... programs to inspect the emission control equipment on your vehicle. Failure to pass this inspection could prevent you...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...be burned. Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance may damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...ashes, the Passlock® system has entered a tamper mode. If the vehicle fails to start, see Passlock® on page 2-15. On ... continuously while driving and stays on, there may be a problem with the Passlock® system. Your vehicle will not be protected by Passlock®, and you should see your dealer. This ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... briefly when you turn on the ignition. Fuel Gage It will stay on or come on if it detects a problem on the vehicle. If this happens, see your dealer's service department as soon as possible. United States Canada Your fuel gage tells you about how...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...it first. Figure out which radio you have in your vehicle, find out what your audio system... add any sound equipment to your vehicle - like a tape player, CB radio, mobile telephone or ... MIN arrow until the correct minute appears on the display. The time may be set with the ignition on or off. 3-35
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... and hold MN until the correct minute appears on the display. The time may be set with the ignition on or off. The clock symbol will ... will appear on the display. RDS time is broadcast once a minute. Once you have tuned to an RDS broadcast station, it may take a few minutes for your time to update. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...FM2, or AM. The display will show your selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations. Press the right or the left arrow to..., six FM2, and six AM) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select FM1, FM2, or AM. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press and ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... Your audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If CAL appears on the display it means that your radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealer for service. LOC (Locked): This message is displayed ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... The display will show your selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations. o SEEK p: Press the ... two seconds until you hear a beep. The radio will go to a station, play for a few seconds, ... and only to those with a strong signal. Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... FM2, and six AM) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select FM1, FM2, or AM. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. ... out of audio mode by pressing another button, causing the radio to perform that function, or by waiting five seconds for the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...Your audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If CAL appears on the display it means that your radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealer for service. Playing a CD With the ignition on, insert...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... within a track. Release it to play the passage. The display will show the elapsed time of the track. 5 RDM (Random): Press this pushbutton to hear the ... on the display. CD: Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. CD will appear on the display. Z (Eject): Press this button to ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... information. With RDS, your radio can do the following: XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States) XM™ is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels including music, news, sports, talk, and children's ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... volume level should always sound the same to you as you drive. NONE will appear on the display if the radio cannot determine the vehicle speed. If you don't want to use automatic volume, select OFF. DISPL (Display): Press this knob to switch ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...again or one of the pushbuttons to stop scanning presets. The radio will scan only to stations that are in the selected band ... knob until MANUAL is displayed. Setting Preset Stations The six numbered pushbuttons let ...: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2. 3. Tune...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...two seconds. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service. Finding a Program Type (PTY... emergencies. When an alert announcement comes on the current radio station, ALERT! will appear on the display. You...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    .... This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service. Radio Messages CAL ERR (Calibration Error): Your audio ... been calibrated for your vehicle form the factory. If CAL ERR appears on the display it means that your radio has not been configure properly for your vehicle and it must be ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... XL (Explicit Language Channels) Condition XL on the radio display, after the channel name, indicates ... open area, the signal should return. Your radio system is acquiring and processing audio ... button. No artist information is available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... vehicles. If you receive this message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. If you tune to channel 0, you will see ... with your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate your service. If you receive this message when ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... knob. If you turn off the ignition or radio with a CD in the player it will stay in the player. When you turn... more than two seconds to reverse at 20 times the normal playing speed. Release the pushbutton ...track. The display will show REV and the elapsed time of the track. 4 FWD (Forward): Press and ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... and radio off if this button is pressed first. CD Messages If the CD ... be the default. BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD will remain ...): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. The CD symbol will appear on the display when a CD ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... information. With RDS, your radio can do the following: XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States) XM™ is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service that offers 100 coast to coast channels including music, news, sports, talk, and children's ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... volume level should always sound the same to you as you drive. NONE will appear on the display if the radio cannot determine the vehicle speed. If you don't want to use automatic volume, select OFF. DISPL (Display): Press this knob to switch ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... XM2 (48 contiguous US states, if equipped). The display will show your selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations. Setting Preset Stations The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob. The radio will produce one beep. To adjust all tone and ..., and classical. To return the bass and treble to the manual mode, push and release the AUDIO knob until MANUAL appears on the display. Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) AUDIO: To adjust the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...BAND for two seconds. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may switch to stronger stations. To turn... does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service. RDS Messages ALERT!: Alert... emergencies. When an alert announcement comes on the current radio station, ALERT! will appear on the display. You...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    .... This function does not apply to XM™ Satellite Radio Service. Radio Messages CAL ERR (Calibration Error): Your audio... has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If CAL ERR appears on the display it means that your radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and it must be...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... XL (Explicit Language Channels) Condition XL on the radio display, after the channel name, indicates ... open area, the signal should return. Your radio system is acquiring and processing audio ... button. No artist information is available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... vehicles. If you receive this message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. If you tune to channel 0, you will see ... with your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate your service. If you receive this message when ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...DISPL knob. If you turn off the ignition or radio with a CD in the player it will stay in the player. When you turn ... less than two seconds to reverse at 10 times the normal playing speed. Press and hold ... more than two seconds to reverse at 20 times the normal playing speed. Release the pushbutton to...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...track. The display will show ET and the elapsed time of the track. 6 RDM (Random): Press this pushbutton... be the default. BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD will remain... with the ignition and radio off if this button is pressed first. Using an MP3 CD...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... MP3 CD that was recorded using no file folders. The system can support up to 11 ... without folders or playlists. When displaying the name of the folder the radio will display ROOT. When the CD contains only ... (Px) first and then go to the root folder. When the radio displays the name of the folder ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio will display the file name without the extension (such as.mp3) as the ...With the ignition on, insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in, and READING will appear on the display. The CD should...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    If you turn off the ignition or radio with a CD in the player it will stay in the player. When you ... track. The display will show REV and the elapsed time of the track. 4 FWD (Forward): Press and ...track. The display will show FWD and the elapsed time of the track. 6 RDM (Random): To repeat the tracks ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... display the current folder or playlist number and the folder/playlist name. Time of day mode ...want, then hold this knob for two seconds. The radio will produce one beep and the selected ...): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. The CD symbol will appear on the display when a CD ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... settings for radio presets, last tuned station, volume, tone, radio, or CD. The numbers (1 or 2), found on the back of the remote keyless entry transmitter, correspond ...radio. Follow these steps each time you want to change the stored settings. All vehicles are shipped with this ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... by learning a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the radio is moved to a different ... by learning a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the radio is moved to a different ... operate and LOCKED will be displayed. When the radio and vehicle are turned off and RAP ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... Contiguous US States) Your XM™ Satellite Radio antenna is located on the roof of your vehicle. Keep this antenna clear of snow and ice build up for clear radio reception. The ... with a factory radio or chime module will disable vehicle chimes. Care of Your CD Player The use of CD lens...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... Vehicle Towing ...4-29 Loading Your Vehicle ...4-31 Towing a Trailer (Automatic Transaxle) ...4-37 Towing a Trailer (Manual Transaxle) ...4-43 Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle ...4-2 Defensive Driving ...4-2 Drunken Driving ...4-2 Control of a Vehicle ...4-5 ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone on page 1-8. ..., more than 16,000 annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and... situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone... before and during drinking • The length of time it has taken the drinker to consume the alcohol...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...of 0.10 percent, the chance of this driver having a collision is 12 times greater; at a level of 0.15 percent, the chance is 25 times greater! The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... to push on the brake pedal. That is perception time. Then you have to bring up your foot and ..., so keeping enough space between your vehicle and others is important. And, of course, actual ...); tire tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of the vehicle and the amount of brake force applied. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops. Your ...Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Your vehicle may have anti-lock brakes....help prevent a braking skid. If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, this warning ... will come on briefly when you start your vehicle. Let us say the road is wet ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...does not change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake pedal ... too close to the vehicle in front of you, you will not have time to apply your... if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops. Always leave enough room up ahead... stop rolling. Once they do, the vehicle can not respond to your steering...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    If you do not have anti-lock, use a "squeeze" braking technique. This will give you maximum ... Enhanced Traction System (ETS) If your vehicle has the optional four-speed automatic ... System (ETS) that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The system operates only...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    .... You can turn the system back on at any time by moving the shift lever to any position other... tires against the road surface makes it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels... If there is no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going in the same direction. If you ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in time. But sometimes you can not; there is not room. That is the time for evasive action - steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well in emergencies like these. First apply ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... a good reason to practice defensive driving at all times and wear safety belts properly. If the level of the shoulder is only ...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 ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... affect your passing patterns. If you have any doubt whatsoever about making a successful pass, wait for a better time. • If other vehicles are lined up to pass a slow vehicle, wait your turn. But take care that someone is not trying to ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate....) Try not to pass more than one vehicle at a time on two-lane roads. Reconsider before .... Skidding In a skid, a driver can lose control of the vehicle. Defensive drivers avoid most skids by ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... to slow down on slippery surfaces because stopping distance will be longer and vehicle control more limited. While driving on a surface with reduced ...tires to slide. You may not realize the surface is slippery until your vehicle is skidding. Learn to recognize warning clues - such as enough water,...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... keep more space between you and other vehicles. You can be temporarily blinded by approaching headlamps....a driver who does not lower the high beams, or a vehicle with misaimed headlamps), slow down a little. Avoid... your windshield and all the glass on your vehicle clean - inside and out. Glare at ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... while you are driving. The surface may get wet suddenly when your reflexes are tuned for driving on dry pavement. The heavier the rain, the harder it is to see. ... to separate from the inserts. Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can not stop, accelerate or turn as well ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... may cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle. After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal ... large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... and you are going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with ... reflections from trees, telephone poles or other vehicles, and raindrops "dimple" the water's surface, ... And be especially careful when you pass another vehicle. Allow yourself more clear room ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country trip. • Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities. You will save time and energy. See Freeway Driving on page 4-20. • Treat a green...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the .... Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Mile for mile, freeways (... over your shoulder to make sure there is not another vehicle in your "blind" spot. 4-20
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... tend to think you are going slower than you actually are. Is your vehicle ready for a long trip? If you keep it serviced and maintained, it is ready to...? Should you delay your trip a short time to avoid a major storm system? • Maps: Do you have up-to-date maps? 4-21
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy. Do ...and Mountain Roads • Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior....treat drowsiness on the highway as an emergency. • Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    .... You could crash. Always have your engine running and your vehicle in gear when you go downhill. • Know how to go uphill. ... lane, like a stalled car or an accident. • You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... Here are some tips for winter driving: • Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. • You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom,... to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items in your vehicle. 4-24
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... when driving on a slippery road. Even though your vehicle has this system, you will want to slow down and...brakes, if you feel your vehicle begin to slide, let up on the brakes a little. Push the brake... the most traction you can. 4-25 What is the worst time for this? "Wet ice." Very cold snow or ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... ice. On an otherwise clear road, ice patches may appear in shaded areas where the sun can not reach: around clumps of trees, behind buildings or under ..., you could be in a serious situation. You should probably stay with your vehicle unless you know for sure that you are near help and you can hike ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... so you might not know it is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from around the base ...there. Open a window just a little on the side of the vehicle that is away from the wind. This will help keep CO ... will need a well-charged battery to restart the vehicle, and possibly for signaling later on with your ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...help you get out when you are stuck, but you must use caution. the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or... and forth, you can destroy your transaxle. See "Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out." For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see Tire Chains ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...ground) and “dolly towing” (towing your vehicle with two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on a device known as a “dollyମ.on page 4-21. Towing Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See Roadside Assistance ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...following these steps: Notice: Towing your vehicle from the rear could damage it. Also, repairs would not be covered by the warranty. Never have your vehicle towed from the ...because of reduced ground clearance. Always tow your vehicle using the dinghy towing procedure listed in this...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...-installed options. Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight it may properly ... Label {CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR, or either .... If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause you to lose control and ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit Example 2 A. Vehicle Capacity Weight The Tire and Loading ...should never exceed XXX pounds" on your vehicle placard. 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver ... will be five 150 lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... vehicle will be towing a trailer, the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. If your vehicle can tow a trailer, ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Example 2 Example 3 Loading Your Vehicle Item A B C Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (...750 lbs (340 kg) 250 lbs (113 kg) Item A B C Loading Your Vehicle Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 3 = Subtract Occupant Weight 200 lbs (91 kg) ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...lbs (60 kg) in your trunk. {CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than .... Also, overloading can shorten the life of your vehicle. The Certification label, found on the rear edge of...Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo. Never...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    If you put things inside your vehicle - like suitcases, tools, packages, or anything else - ... Never stack heavier things, like suitcases inside the vehicle so that some of them are above the tops of the... the trunk or rear area of your vehicle. In a trunk, put them as far forward as you can. Try ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...You may also damage your vehicle; the resulting repairs would not be covered by your ... is different than just driving your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling,...correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That is the reason for this part. In it are many time-tested, important...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. ... information or advice, or you can write us at: Chevrolet Motor Division Customer Assistance Center P.O.... your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. • Obey speed limit...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ...The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo you may carry in it,... carry, which will also reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. And if you tow a... must add the tongue load to the GVW because your vehicle will be carrying that weight, too. See Loading Your ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    .... You'll find these numbers on the Tire-Loading Information label. See Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-31. Then ...go over the GVW limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the trailer tongue. Safety Chains You should always attach chains between your vehicle and your trailer. Cross the safety...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... a trailer, your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring. Check ... need more passing distance up ahead when you are towing a trailer. And, because the vehicle is a good deal longer... farther beyond the passed vehicle before you can return to your lane. Backing Up Hold the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... transaxle temperatures may result and damage your vehicle. Frequent stops are very important to allow the engine...: You really should not park your vehicle, with a trailer attached, on a hill. If something goes ...move. People can be injured, and both your vehicle and the trailer can be damaged. But if ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... hold the pedal down while you: Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If ... Transaxle) Do not tow a trailer if your vehicle is equipped with a manual transaxle. Maintenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service more often when you are ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ✍ NOTES 4-44
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... and Tire Balance ...5-58 Wheel Replacement ...5-58 Tire Chains ...5-60 If a Tire Goes Flat ...5-61 Changing a ...72 Service ...5-3 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-3 Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-4 Fuel ...5-4 Gasoline Octane ...5-4 Gasoline Specifications ...5-5 California ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... Maintenance ...5-78 Chemical Paint Spotting ...5-78 Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials ...5-78 Vehicle Identification ...5-79 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-79 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-80 5-2
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... service work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to service your vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-11. Your vehicle has an air bag ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...an important part of the proper maintenance of your vehicle. • Be sure to use the proper nuts, bolts and ... not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary. If you are using 87 ... knocking, your engine needs service. Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Things you ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... states adopting California emissions standards, your vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal ... Indicator Lamp on page 3-29 ) and your vehicle may fail a smog-check test....If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...and intake valves clean. If your vehicle experiences problems due to dirty injectors or valves, try.... Notice: Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Do not use fuel containing ... recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel would not be...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... if you are near fuel or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking ... leave the fuel pump unattended when refueling your vehicle - this is against the law in some places. Keep ... fuel. The tethered fuel cap is located behind a hinged fuel door on the passenger's side of the vehicle....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... few seconds after you've finished pumping before you remove the nozzle. Clean fuel from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle on page 5-75. While refueling, hang the tethered fuel cap from the hook on the fuel door. To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... fill a portable fuel container while it is in your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ... You can be badly burned and your vehicle damaged if this occurs. To help avoid ... not fill a container while it is inside a vehicle, in a vehicle's trunk, pickup bed or on any surface ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... Hood Hood Release To open the hood, do the following. 1. Pull the handle located inside the vehicle on the driver's side under the instrument panel. {CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... marked by an arrow. Use the prop rod sleeve when handling the hood prop. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and lift up on the secondary hood release lever. The secondary...hood 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) above the vehicle and release it to latch fully. Check to make sure ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the engine, you'll see the following: 5-12
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...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. The engine oil dipstick handle .... See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil dipstick. Turn off the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This section explains what kind of ...way back in when you are through. What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Look for two things: • GM6094M Your vehicle's...GM Standard GM6094M. You should look for and use only an oil that meets GM Standard GM6094M....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...As shown in the viscosity chart, SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle. However, if it is going to be 0°F (-18°C) or above and SAE 5W-30 is not available, you may use SAE 10W-30. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils such as ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ...your warranty. GM Goodwrench® oil meets all the requirements for your vehicle. If you are in an area of extreme cold, where the ...). • You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of your vehicle. • The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... unhealthy for your skin and could even cause cancer. Do not let used oil stay on your skin for very long. Clean your skin and ... a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. Engine ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To inspect the air cleaner/filter remove the filter from the vehicle and lightly shake the filter to release loose dust and dirt. If the filter remains caked with dirt, a new filter is required. {CAUTION: Operating the engine with the air cleaner...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...a leak occurs, take the vehicle to the dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. You...a leak occurs, take the vehicle to the dealership service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. ... taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... to Check and What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often you should check the ... 6-25. Engine Coolant The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with DEX-COOL® engine coolant. This coolant is designed to remain in your vehicle for 5 years or 150,000 miles (240 000 km), ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... miles (50 000 km) or 24 months, whichever occurs first. Any repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always use DEX-COOL®(silicate-free) coolant in your vehicle. CAUTION: (Continued) What to Use Use a mixture of one-half clean, drinkable water and one-...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Checking Coolant The surge tank is located in the engine compartment on the passenger's side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. If the low coolant light comes on and stays ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... Just turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down. Wait until there is... your engine if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool. Notice: If your engine... keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...low coolant light, can indicate a serious problem. See Low Coolant Warning Light ...light, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes... over, stop, and park your vehicle right away. If there's still... the engine and get everyone out of the vehicle until it cools down. You may...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...see: {CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, ... tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it cools down. The vehicle should be parked on a level surface. A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ..., the fan should be running. If it isn't, your vehicle needs service. Notice: Engine damage from running your engine without ... 24 months, whichever occurs first. Any repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always use DEX-COOL®(silicate-free) coolant in your vehicle. {CAUTION: Heater and ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank Notice: This vehicle has a specific coolant fill procedure. Failure to follow this procedure could cause your engine to overheat and be severely damaged. If you haven't found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is visible in the surge tank. If...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and...engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture.... Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface. You can remove the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...level is below the hash mark, add additional coolant to bring the level up to the hash mark. Repeat this procedure until the level remains constant at ... upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan. By this time, the coolant level inside the coolant surge tank may be lower. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... dealer, if necessary. Power Steering Fluid The power steering fluid reservoir is located toward the front of the engine compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location. 5-30
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. What to Use To determine what kind of fluid to...fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing, ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... 5-12 for reservoir location. Brakes Brake Fluid Notice: • When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. • Do not mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water can cause the solution to freeze and ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... normal brake lining wear. When new linings are put in, the fluid level goes back up. The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it ... if the engine is hot enough. You or others could be burned, and your vehicle could be damaged. Add brake fluid only when work is done on ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... may come and go or be heard all the time your vehicle is moving (except when you are pushing on the ... the brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly brake repair. • Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... rear brake drums should be removed and inspected each time the tires are removed for rotation or changing. When you have the front ... adjustment. Adjust them by backing up and firmly applying the brakes a few times. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    Battery Your new vehicle comes with a maintenance free ACDelco® battery. When it is time for a new battery, get one that has the replacement number shown on the original ... If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...Notice: If you leave your radio or other accessories on during the jump starting procedure, they could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always turn off your radio and other accessories when jump starting your vehicle. 3. Turn off the ignition on ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... water to the ACDelco® battery installed in your new vehicle. But if a battery has filler ...go to positive (+) or to a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. Negative (−) will go to a heavy,... part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle has one. Don't connect positive ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... positive (+) terminal of the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one....negative (−) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle has one.... (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...battery is much less. 10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine ...electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your ...Dead Battery To disconnect the jumper cables from both vehicles, do the following: 1. Disconnect the black negative ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 1. Remove the plastic fasteners from the shield. Use a tool to pry up the center of the fastener. Be careful not to break the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... by turning it counterclockwise. 2. Remove the two bolts from the headlamp assembly. Pull the headlamp assembly up and toward the front of the vehicle to access the bulb assembly. 4. Disconnect the bulb base from the socket by lifting the plastic locking tab...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    6. Remove the bulb by pulling it straight out. Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps 1. Follow Steps 1 and 2 under Headlamps on page 5-41. 2. Hold down the tab at the top of the bulb retainer. Twist the retainer one-eighth of a turn counterclockwise and pull the assembly out. 7. Snap a new bulb ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...1. Open the trunk lid and locate the back-up lamp assembly on the trunk lid. 2. Gently remove the bulb from... Bulbs 1. Remove the fastener which holds down the trunk trim. On vehicles without a convenience net, pry the fastener loose. On vehicles with a convenience net, remove the net and unscrew the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    .... See "Wiper Blade Check" under Part B: Owner Checks and Services on page 6-18 for more information. Replacement blades come in different types ... Push the release lever and slide the wiper assembly toward the driver's side of the vehicle. 3. Install a new blade by reversing Steps 1 and 2. 5-45
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    Tires Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire...€™s booklet included with your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual. CAUTION: (Continued) • Underinflated tires.... CAUTION: (Continued) • • Tire Sidewall Labeling Useful information about a tire is molded into its sidewall...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...: The tire size code is a combination of letters and numbers used to define a particular tire's width, height, aspect ratio, construction type and service ... U.S. Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. (D) Tire Identification Number (TIN): The letters and numbers ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    (E) Tire Ply Material: The type of cord and number of plies in the sidewall and under the tread. ... can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. For more information on recommended tire pressure ... Pressure on page 5-53 and Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-31. Compact Spare Tire ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    .... See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-72 and Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-31. (E) Tire Inflation: The temporary use tire or compact spare tire ...as the first character in the tire size means the tire is for temporary use only. (G) Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec):...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... of a typical passenger car tire size. (D) Construction Code: A letter code is used to indicate ...B" means belted-bias ply construction. (E) Rim Diameter: Diameter of the wheel in inches. (F) Service ... means a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set by the U. S. Tire and Rim Association. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... Department of Transportation motor vehicle safety standards. The DOT code includes the Tire Identification Number (TIN), an ...(LT-Metric) Tire: A tire used on light duty trucks and some multipurpose passenger vehicles. Load Index: An assigned number ranging from 1 to 279 that corresponds to the load...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...; accessory weight; vehicle capacity weight; and production options weight. Normal Occupant Weight: The number of occupants a vehicle is designed to seat multiplied by 150 pounds (...: A tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and multipurpose vehicles. Recommended ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... Tire Quality Grading on page 5-57. Vehicle Capacity Weight: The number of designated seating positions multiplied ... inflation pressure. See Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-31. Notice: Don't let anyone... mile (1.6 km). See Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-31, for the location of your vehicle's tire ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... 8,000 miles (8 000 to 13 000 km). Any time you notice unusual wear, rotate your tires ...wear for all tires on the vehicle. The first rotation is the most important. See Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4, for scheduled rotation intervals. How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... and Specifications on page 5-85. When It Is Time for New Tires One way to tell ... dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to..., cut or other damage that can't be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. 5-55
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... sizes may also cause damage to your vehicle. Be sure to use the same size and type tires on ... with your compact spare temporarily, it was developed for use on your vehicle. See "Compact Spare Tire" in the.... {CAUTION: If you use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...by treadwear, traction and temperature performance. (This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States.) The grades are molded on the sidewalls of most passenger car tires. The...type snow tires, space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No... if you notice unusual tire 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 road, your wheels ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... Wheels {CAUTION: Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts on your vehicle can be... aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance and tire or tire chain clearance to the body and ... 5-62 for more information. {CAUTION: Putting a used wheel on your vehicle is dangerous. You can't ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... there's not enough clearance. Tire chains used on a vehicle without the proper amount of clearance can... device only if its manufacturer recommends it for use on your vehicle and tire size combination and... chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting your vehicle, stop ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...possible. {CAUTION: Lifting a vehicle and getting under it to do maintenance or repairs is dangerous without ... provided with your vehicle is designed only for changing a flat tire. If it is used for anything else,... injured or killed if the vehicle slips off the jack. Use the jack provided with your ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...(P), or shift a manual transaxle to FIRST (1) or REVERSE (R). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the vehicle won't move, you can put blocks at ... the tire on the other side of the vehicle, at the opposite end. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is located in the trunk. 1. Turn the center retainer nut on the compact spare tire cover counterclockwise to remove it. 2. Lift and remove the cover. See Compact Spare Tire...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    .... 4. Your vehicle's jack and wheel wrench are stored in a foam tray. Remove the jack and wheel wrench from the trunk. Remove the band around the jack. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) and wheel wrench (B). 5-64
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. If your vehicle is equipped with wheel covers, use the wheel wrench to begin loosening the plastic .... Then you can finish loosening them with your fingers. Using the flat end of the wheel wrench, pry along the edge of...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    {CAUTION: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the... badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. {CAUTION: 3. Near ... injury and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... surfaces and spare wheel. {CAUTION: 4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the... make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and ... dirt from the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    {CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall ... the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. 9. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 10. Tighten the ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to ... tire. It won't fit. Store the wheel cover in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. Notice: Wheel covers will not fit on your compact spare. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    Storing the Flat Tire and Tools {CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. F. Wing Bolt A. Wrench (Extension B. Jack ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or... proper place. The compact spare tire is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire ... See the storage instructions label to replace your compact spare tire into your trunk ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...spare tire was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly. It... together. Notice: Tire chains won't fit your compact spare. Using them can damage your vehicle and can damage the chains too. Don't use tire chains on your compact...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... not use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your vehicle: Alcohol Laundry Soap Bleach Reducing Agents • ... a clean cloth and let dry. Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of dust and ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. Cleaning Vinyl Use warm water and ... dealer for this product. Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to... certain conditions. Cleaning Interior Plastic Components Use only a mild soap and water solution...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... to the rear window defogger and the integrated radio antenna. When cleaning the glass on your vehicle, use only a soft cloth and glass cleaner. ... lukewarm or cold water. Do not wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Use a car washing soap. Do not use strong soaps or chemical detergents. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... may cause water to enter your vehicle. Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or ... lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Foreign materials such as ... remain on painted surfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon as possible. If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... these wheels is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. Do not use strong soaps, chemicals, abrasive...of these wheels. Notice: Using petroleum-based tire dressing products on your vehicle may damage ... Damage If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...before being flushed. Your dealer or an underbody car washing system can do this for you. Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials See your GM... 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 or 12,000...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... Odorless spray odor eliminator used on fabrics, vinyl, leather and carpet. Vehicle Identification Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. ...from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...attempting to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-56. Service Parts Identification Label You will find this label ... that this label is not removed from the vehicle. Headlamp Wiring The headlamp wiring is protected by fuses. Should...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...amperage. Just pick some feature of your vehicle that you can get along without - like the radio or cigarette lighter - and use..., protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. Fuses and Circuit Breakers The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    Instrument Panel Fuse Block The instrument panel fuse block is located on the driver's side of the instrument panel. To open, push the tab on the access ...IGN MDL F/P-INJ AIR BG CRUISE ABS APO Usage Turn Signals, Back-Up Lamps Engine Relays Body Control Module, Instrument Panel Cluster Powertrain ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... Mirror/Diagnostic Link Connector Left Headlamp Radio, Interior Lamps, OnStar® Right Headlamps ...Not Used Stop Lamps, Hazard Lamps Not Used Fuses Blank RR DEFOG PWR ACC ... WDO RELAY DRL Blank Usage Not Used Rear Window Defogger Power Door Locks Not Used Not Used Not Used Oxygen Sensor Heater Climate ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... Compartment Fuse Block The engine compartment fuse block is located on the driver's side of the vehicle. Lift off the cover to check the fuses. See Engine Compartment Overview on ..., Horn, BATT 1 Audio Amplifier Rear Defogger, Starter, Power BATT 2 Locks, Stoplamp ABS Anti-Lock ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... Y All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual. Application Engine Specifications Engine 2.2L L4 (L61) VIN Code F Transaxle Automatic and Manual Spark Plug Gap 0.042 inch (1.06 mm) 5-...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer. Part Engine Air ...€™s Side 17 inches (43 cm) 22155307 12362505 — — GM Part Number 25098845 24460713 25337472 ACDelco® Part Number A1172C PF2244G 41–981 ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... ...6-2 Introduction ...6-2 Maintenance Requirements ...6-2 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 How This Section is Organized ...6-3 Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services ...6-4 Using Your Maintenance Schedule ...6-4 Selecting the Right Schedule ...6-5 Short ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...uids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. ...ation can increase the level of emissions from your vehicle. To help protect our environment, and ... in good condition, be sure to maintain your vehicle properly. Have you purchased the GM ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... has GM-trained and supported service people that will perform the work using genuine GM parts... keep your vehicle properly maintained. These products, or their equivalents, should be used whether ... They may be needed to qualify your vehicle for warranty repairs. {CAUTION: Performing maintenance work ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. All parts should be replaced and all necessary repairs done before you or anyone else drives the vehicle. These schedules are ... long distances all the time in very hot, dusty weather. You may use your vehicle in ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    .... See Towing a Trailer (Automatic Transaxle) on page 4-37 or Towing a Trailer (Manual Transaxle) on page 4-43. • If the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application. One of the reasons you should follow ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... Maintenance are true. Do not use this schedule if the vehicle is used for trailer towing, driven in... paved roads. Use the Short Trip/City schedule for these conditions. Driving a vehicle with a fully ...166 000 km) at the same intervals for the life of this vehicle. The services shown at 150,000 miles ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the ..., steering linkage and the transaxle shift linkage. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ❑ Inspect engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace the filter. If vehicle is driven in dusty/dirty conditions, inspect ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ❑ Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ❑ Inspect engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace the filter. If vehicle is driven in dusty/dirty conditions, inspect ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ❑ Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... km) ❑ Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: ... − When doing frequent trailer towing. − Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ❑ Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ❑ Inspect engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace the filter. If vehicle is driven in dusty/dirty conditions, inspect ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. ❑ Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or... as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not require changing. Manual ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...(166 000 km) at the same intervals for the life of this vehicle. The services shown at 150,000 miles (... 000 km) for the life of this vehicle. See Part B: Owner Checks and Services on page 6-18 ... of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ❑ Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ❑ Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ...page 5-17 for more information. An Emission Control Service. 45,000 Miles (75 000...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... km) ❑ Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: ... − When doing frequent trailer towing. − Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ❑ Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ... 5-17 for more information. An Emission Control Service. ❑ Rotate tires. See Tire Inspection ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. ❑ Lubricate chassis components (or every 12...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... plugs. An Emission Control Service. ❑ Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: ... as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...dependability and emission control performance of your vehicle. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your vehicle, make ... see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Have any torn or...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    .... If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to your dealer and have it repaired as soon as possible. ... loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired at once. Weatherstrip .... Have the system inspected and repaired if needed. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all hood...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... in each gear. The starter should work only in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service. On manual transaxle vehicles, put the shift lever in NEUTRAL (N), push the clutch down halfway and ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...sure you have enough room around the vehicle. It should be parked on a level surface. 2. Firmly ...ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn... moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle needs service. • With an automatic transaxle, the key should...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... ability: With {CAUTION: When you are doing this check, your vehicle could begin to move. You or others ... from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. • To check the ... brake. Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... should let your dealer's service department do these jobs. Make sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Proper procedures to perform these services may be found in ... cause a heat build-up in the floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle. See Engine Exhaust on...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    .../Knuckle Maintenance Inspection If you operate your vehicle in a highly corrosive environment, as indicated by the shaded areas on the map following this text, your vehicle may require additional brake service. Refer to the appropriate GM service bulletin for the proper caliper inspection procedure....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... and lubricants identified below by name, part number or specification may be obtained from your dealer. ... of clean, drinkable Engine Coolant water and use only DEX-COOL® Coolant. See Engine ... Fluid (GM Part No. in Canada System 89021186). Manual Transaxle DEXRON®-III Automatic Transmission Fluid....
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...Fluid. Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube Key Lock (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Cylinders Canada 10953474). Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. Manual U.S. 12377985, in Canada Transaxle Shift 88901242) or lubricant meeting Linkage requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB. Clutch Linkage Engine oil...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service and any additional ... record pages. Also, you should retain all maintenance receipts. Maintenance Record Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance Record 6-27
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance Record 6-28
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...Government ...7-11 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-11 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-11 Customer Assistance and ... Persons with Disabilities ...7-5 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-6 Courtesy Transportation ...7-7 Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records ...7-9 ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Chevrolet. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the ...• Dealership name and location • Vehicle delivery date and present mileage When contacting Chevrolet, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... automotive disputes regarding vehicle repairs or the interpretation of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Although ...BBB Auto Line Program using the toll-free telephone number or write them at the following... specific vehicle, including tips and videos and an electronic version of this owner's manual...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Chevrolet has TTY equipment available at ...-6800 Customer Assistance Offices Chevrolet encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Chevrolet, the letter should be addressed ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... qualified applicants, can reimburse you up to $1,000 toward eligible aftermarket driver or... adaptive equipment you may require for your vehicle (hand controls, wheelchair/ scooter lifts, .... The offer is available for a limited period of time from the date of vehicle purchase/lease. For more details,...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...800-CHEV-USA (243-8872) As the proud owner of a new Chevrolet vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you ... vehicle Model, year, color, and license plate number Mileage, Vehicle Identification Number ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... (TTY) users, call 1-888-889-2438. Chevrolet reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when, in Chevroletମ. discontinue the Roadside Assistance program at any time without notification. Courtesy Transportation Chevrolet has always exemplified quality and value in ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...vehicle you obtained if your vehicle is kept for a warranty repair. Reimbursement will be limited to a maximum ...wait. However, if you are unable to wait Chevrolet helps minimize your inconvenience by providing... Reimbursement If your vehicle requires overnight warranty repairs, reimbursement (five day...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    .... All Courtesy Transportation arrangements will be administered by appropriate dealer personnel. Canadian Vehicles: For warranty repairs during the Complete Vehicle Coverage period... and the severity of a collision. This information has been used to improve vehicle crash performance and may be used to...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...access to the vehicle or SDM. If your vehicle is equipped with OnStar, please check the OnStar subscription service agreement or manual for information on its operations and data collection. • with the consent of the vehicle owner or, if the vehicle is...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...us. Please call us at 1-800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit... C Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5 Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual This manual provides information on unit repair service procedures, adjustments, ... trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of your vehicle. In Canada, information pertaining to ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...Air Bag Restrain? ...1-54 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-56 What Makes ... ...Care of Safety Belts ...Chemical Paint Spotting ...Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle ...Cleaning ... ...Sheet Metal Damage ...Underbody Maintenance ...Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials ...Weatherstrips ...Arming ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... ...3-15 Before Leaving on a Long Trip ...4-21 Body Lubrication Service ...6-19 Brake Parking ...2-25 System Inspection ...6-24 System ... Wear ...5-34 Brakes ...5-32 Braking ...4-5 Braking in Emergencies ...4-7 Break-In, New Vehicle ...2-16 Bulb Replacement ...Back-Up Lamps ...Front Turn Signal and ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... ...3-68 Cigarette Lighter ...3-16 Cleaning Inside of Your Vehicle ...5-73 Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-75 Underbody Maintenance ...5-78 Weatherstrips ...5-75 Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated ...72 Content Theft-Deferrent ...2-14 Control of a Vehicle ...4-5 Convenience Net ...2-34 Coolant Engine ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...States Government ...7-10 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-6 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-11 Disarming the System ...2-14 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-3 Dolly Towing ...4-30 Door ... Security Locks ...2-9 Driver Position, Safety Belt ...1-14 Driving At Night ...4-14 City...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... Power Options ...Windshield Wiper Fuses ...Emergency Trunk Release Handle ...Emissions Inspection and Maintenance ... Air Cleaner/Filter ...Battery ...Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...Coolant ...Coolant ... Express-Down Window ...2-13 Extender, Safety Belt ...1-28 Exterior Lamps ...3-11 F Filter ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    Fluid Automatic Transaxle ...5-19 Manual Transaxle ...5-19 Power Steering ...5-30 Windshield Washer ...5-31 FM Stereo ...3-67 ...Warning Flashers ...3-4 Head Restraints ...1-5 Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ...3-7 Headlamp Wiring ...5-80 Headlamps ...5-41 Bulb Replacement ...5-41 Front Turn Signal and ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...15 How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-18 How to Turn Off the System Alarm ...2-15 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...1-13 Hydraulic Clutch ...5-19 Hydraulic Clutch System Check ...6-19 Hydroplaning ...4-18 I If...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...Warning ...3-29 Malfunction Indicator ...3-29 Oil Pressure ...3-32 Passlock® Warning ...3-33 Safety Belt Reminder ...3-23 Service Vehicle Soon ...3-34 Up-Shift ...3-25 Loading Your Vehicle ...4-31 Lockout Protection ...2-10 Locks Door ...2-7...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... Schedule (cont.) Throttle System Inspection ...6-23 Using Your ...6-4 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Maintenance When Trailer ... Transaxle Check ...6-19 Manual Windows ...2-12 Map Lamps ...3-14 Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle ...2-6 Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    N New Vehicle Break-In ...2-16 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...5-86 O Odometer ...3-22 Off-Road Recovery ...4-11 ... Park (P) Mechanism Check ...6-22 Parking on Hills ...4-42 Parking Your Vehicle ...2-27 Part A - Scheduled Maintenance Services ...6-4 Part B - Owner Checks and Services ...6-18 ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... Steering ...4-9 Q Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ...1-12 R Radio Data System (RDS) ...3-43,...Door Security Locks ...2-9 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides ...1-26 Rear Seat Operation ...Rearview Mirrors ...2-30 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-4 Recreational Vehicle Towing ...4-29 Remote Keyless Entry ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... About Safety Belts ...1-12 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults ...1-26 Rear Seat Passengers ...23 Right Front Passenger Position ...1-22 Safety Belt Extender ...1-28 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ...1-22 Safety Belts Are for Everyone ...1-8 Safety Chains ...4-40 Safety ...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... ...5-3 Engine Soon Light ...3-29 Publications Ordering Information ...7-11 Vehicle Soon Light ...3-34 Service Bulletins ...7-12 Service Manuals ...7-11 Setting Preset Stations ...3-37, 3-40, 3-45, 3-54 Setting the Time Radios with Radio Data Systems (...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...Up-Shift Light ...3-25 Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual ...7-12 Transportation Options ...7-8 Trap-Resistant Trunk Kit ...2-12 Trip ...Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer ...4-41 U Underbody Flushing Service ...6-22 Understanding Radio Reception ...3-67 14
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... Soon Light ...3-34 Symbols ...iv Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Records ...7-9 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-79 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-80 Vehicle Storage ...5-36 Ventilation Adjustment ...3-19 Visors ...2-...
  • 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...10 Winter Driving ...4-24 Wiper Blade Check ...6-19 X XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...3-68 XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States) ...3-43, 3-52, 3-67 Y Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 16



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