2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Owner's Manual

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Manual

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer manual table of contents:

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    2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number C2238 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 2000 All Rights Reserved i
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    .../Liftglass Automatic Transmission Four-Wheel Drive (If Equipped) Parking Brake Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Windshield Wipers Cruise Control ...Power Outlets OnStar® System (If Equipped) Sunroof (Option) HomeLink® Transmitter (If Equipped) Instrument Panel, Warning Lights and Gages ii
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... Audio Systems Section 3 Heating and Air Conditioning Setting the Radio Clock Radio/Cassette Player/CD Player Radio Theft-Deterrent Feature Steering Wheel ... 5 Hazard Warning Flashers Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating Changing a Flat Tire If You're Stuck iii
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ...cont'd) Service and Appearance Care Section 6 Fuel Checking Fluids and Lubricants Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Brakes Bulb Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires and Wheels Appearance Care Electrical System/Fuses and Circuit Breakers...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Assistance and Courtesy Transportation Warranty Information (See Warranty Manual) Reporting Safety Defects on page 8-10 Service Publications Index Section 9 In the Index ... it to quickly find something you want to read. Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Service Station Guide v
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name TRAILBLAZER are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... warning. 4-Door Utility About Driving Your Vehicle As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of ... the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly. vii
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...€™t let this happen.” When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors ...D “Engine Compartment Overview” “Instrument Panel” “Comfort Controls” “Audio Systems” Also see “Warning Lights and Gages” in the Index. Here are some examples of ...
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    ... Washer Fluid See Section 6 Cooling System See Section 5 Tire Pressure See Section 6 For a More Detailed Look at What's Under the Hood See Section 6 Spare Tire Pressure See Section 6 Hood Release See Section 6 Battery See Section 6 Engine Oil Dipstick See Section 6 Oil ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... safety belts properly. You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. 1-2 1-9 1-14 1-15 1-15 1-21... 1-40 1-54 1-57 1-57 1-57 Rear Seat Passengers Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Children Restraint Systems ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... and Seat Controls This section tells you about the manual and power seats -- how to adjust them, ... seat controls are located on the outboard side of the front seat cushions. Manual Front Seat CAUTION: ... not moving. Pull up on the lever located under the front of the manual seat to unlock it. Slide ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... seatback, press the vertical control Manual Lumbar Control This control is located on the outboard side of the seat. Turn the knob counterclockwise to increase lumbar support and clockwise to decrease lumbar support. rearward. To raise ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... for the driver's seating and outside mirror positions. A second mirror and seating position ... your vehicle, the preset driver's seat and mirror positions will be recalled if programmed ..., 1 or 2, correspond to the numbers on the memory controls. The seat and mirror positions can also be recalled...
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    ... and low. Press the button to cycle through the temperature settings and to turn the heated seat off. An indicator light will glow beside the temperature selected. The low setting warms the seatback and cushion until the seat temperature is near ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    Reclining Front Seatbacks If your vehicle has a manual recliner, lift the lever located on the outboard side of the seat and push the seatback rearward to recline the seatback. To return the seatback to the normal position, lift the lever without pushing ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... belt can't do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at ... upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. Slide the head restraint up or down so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... more cargo space. The rear seatback handles are located on the outboard side of the rear seatbacks. Pull the seatback toward you as you lift up on the ... the seat cushion meets the seatback to fold the seat cushion up and out of the way. This will allow the seatback to fold flat...
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    ...some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the air bag ... properly. If you are in a crash and you're not wearing a safety belt,... you are buckled up. Always fasten your safety belt, and check that your ... position, reach behind the seat and pull the restraint up until it locks into...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See "Safety Belt Reminder Light" in the Index. In most states and ...
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    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-11
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    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-12
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    or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. 1-13
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for ... have to buckle up to get the most protection. That's true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions. Q: A: 1-14
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... for smaller children and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called ... it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, see "Seats" in the Index. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you....
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    ... end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just ... force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much ...
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    ...: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt ...
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    ...a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which ...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
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-20
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they ... slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, below the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... -- a frontal air bag for the driver, another frontal air bag for the right front passenger, a side impact air bag for the driver, and another side impact air bag for the right front passenger. Frontal air bags are designed to help reduce the risk ...
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    ... Frontal air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to work only in moderate to... provided in the past. The side impact air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to...properly -- whether or not there's an air bag for that person. CAUTION: Both frontal and side ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    .... To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children." There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol....air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    How the Air Bag Systems Work Where are the air bags? The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-25
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    The driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. The right front passenger's side impact air bag is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the door. 1-26
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... passenger's frontal air bags are not designed to inflate in rollovers, side impacts, or rear impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant. The side impact air bags are designed to ... vary with specific vehicle design. Side impact air bags are not designed to inflate in frontal or ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... the occupant more gradually. But the frontal air bags would not help you in many types of collisions, including rollovers, rear impacts, and side impacts, primarily because an occupant's motion is not toward the air bag. Side impact air bags would not help you in many types of collisions...
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    ... inflates, there is dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle ... is safe to do so. If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after an air ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ..., or the air bag covering on the driver's and right front passenger's seatback, the bag may not work properly. You may have to replace the air bag .... The module also records speed, engine rpm, brake and throttle data. systems. Improper service can mean that an air bag ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Rear Seat Passengers It's very important for ... the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. CAUTION: For up to 10 seconds after the ignition key is turned off and the battery is disconnected, an air...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this...unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you...at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... positions the belt away from the neck and head. There is one guide for each of the outside passenger positions in the rear seat. To provide added safety belt... may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 1. Slide the guide off...
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    ... and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the... restraint. Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there is no other choice. 4. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. CAUTION: (Continued) 1-37
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    ... only the child's weight, height and age but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. For most basic types of child restraints, there are many different models available. When purchasing ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...: Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because a ...so small that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may settle up around the child's abdomen. In a crash, the belt would apply ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... for Children 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... 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. 1-40
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. A... safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a five-point harness....
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    ... straps that are attached to a wide, shelf-like shield that swings up or to the side. When choosing a child restraint, be sure the child restraint is... or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy ...
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    ...rear rather than the front seat. General Motors, therefore, recommends that child restraints be secured ...put a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat. Here's why: CAUTION: (Continued... child restraint in your vehicle -- even when no child is in it. CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing...
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    ...anchored to the vehicle. If the child restraint does not have a top strap, one can... side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed. Raise the head restraint and... itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. 1-44...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) Your vehicle may have the LATCH system. If it does, you'll find ... for the rear seat positions are located on the floor in the cargo area of your vehicle. Do not use the rear tie-down brackets near the liftgate for top strap tethers. 1-45
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    In order to use the system, you need either a forward-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B) at its base and a top tether anchor (C), or a rear-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B), as shown here. With this system, use the LATCH system instead of the vehicle's safety...
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    CAUTION: If a LATCH-type child restraint isn't attached to its anchorage points, the restraint ...seriously injured or killed. Make sure that a LATCH-type child restraint is properly installed using... strap according to the child restraint instructions. 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different...
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    ... sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of ...
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    ... your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To ... and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 1-49
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    Center Seat Position Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position Don't use child restraints in this position. The restraints won't work properly. Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat. Here's why: 1-50
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    ...Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. 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 seat as far back as it ...
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    4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-52
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    ... 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. To ... and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 1-53
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    ...shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should... touching the top of the thighs. It should never be worn over the abdomen, which could cause severe or... up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children...
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    ... the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a ... the center of the vehicle. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger position, move the child toward the safety belt buckle. In either case, be...
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    ... would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That could cause serious or fatal injuries. Wherever the child sits, the lap portion of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash. 1-56
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    ... Checking Your Restraint Systems Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything ...
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    ... you if everything is working properly -- and what to do if you have a problem. 2-2 2-4 2-6 2-10 2-13... Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Exterior Lamps Interior Lamps Mirrors Storage Compartments... System Instrument Panel Cluster Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators Driver Information Center (...
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    Windows CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-2
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    ... Windows Express-Down Window The driver's and front passenger's window switches have ... briefly to activate the express-down feature. Lightly tap the switch to open the window slightly. ... a lockout feature to prevent passengers from operating the power windows. A small light in the lockout switch ...
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    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-4
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    This vehicle has one double-sided key for the ignition and door locks. It will fit with either side up. NOTICE: Your vehicle has a number of new features that can help prevent theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... doors can be dangerous. D Passengers -- especially children -- can easily open the doors and fall ...can lock or unlock the door from the inside by sliding the manual lever forward or rearward. When the door is unlocked,... a red area on the lever. The manual lever on each rear door works only that doorମ.
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    ... lock all of the doors at once. To unlock the doors, press the other side of the switch. factory to lock all the doors when the transmission is ... need to do the following: 1. Begin with the ignition off. Then pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward you and hold it there while you perform the ...
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    2. Turn the key to RUN and LOCK twice. Then, with the key in LOCK, release the turn signal/multifunction lever. Once you do ...-enter the programming mode. You can exit the program mode any time by turning the ignition to RUN (the locks will automatically lock and unlock and the horn will chirp twice ...
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    ...the ignition off. Then pull the turn signal/multifunction lever toward you and hold it there while you perform the next step. 2. Turn the key to RUN and LOCK twice. Then, with the... the program mode any time by turning the ignition to RUN (the locks will automatically lock and unlock and the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... feature, you can lock and unlock your doors from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 ... system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry ... two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer... automatically, the parking lamps may flash and the interior lights will go on. D Check the distance. You may... and the headlamps and taillamps will flash for up to 30 seconds. This can be turned off by pressing the...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...two years. You can tell the battery is weak 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. The Driver Information Center (DIC) will display a RFA # BATTERY LOW ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... the seal between the body and the liftgate or liftglass: D Make sure all other windows are shut. D Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest ...a three-volt CR2032 or equivalent battery, positive (+) side down. 3. Align the covers and snap them together. 4. Check ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...have to use your key to unlock the liftglass. Insert the key into the pushbutton and turn it counterclockwise. With the key turned press in the pushbutton to open the liftglass. The liftgate cannot be opened if the liftglass is opened. To open the entire ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...will be watching your vehicle, it's still best to lock it up and take your keys. But what if you have to leave your ignition key? What if... keyless entry system, take the transmitter with you. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...door lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter. The SECURITY light should come on and stay on. 3. Close all doors. The SECURITY light should go off after approximately 30 seconds. The alarm is not armed until the SECURITY light goes off. D If you don't want to activate...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... tampered with, the fuel system is disabled and the vehicle will not start. During normal operation, the SECURITY light will turn off approximately five seconds after the key is turned to RUN. If the engine stalls and the SECURITY light flashes, wait about 10 minutes ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... SECURITY light comes on, you will be able to restart the engine if you turn the engine off. 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. You ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... If your key seems stuck in LOCK and you can't turn it, be sure you are using the ... use things like the radio and the windshield wipers when the engine is off. NOTICE: Use the key to turn the ignition switch to four different positions. A (Lock): This position locks the ignition and transmission. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... certain features of your vehicle to continue to work up to 20 minutes after the ignition key is turned to LOCK. Your radio, power windows, ...is in RUN or ACCESSORY. Once the key is turned from RUN to LOCK, these features will continue to work for up to 20 minutes or until a...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    When starting your engine in very cold weather (below 0_F or -18_C), do this: 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to START and hold it there. When the engine starts, let go of the key. 2. If your engine still ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The cord is located.... How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the kind of oil you have, and some other things. Instead of trying to ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave...key is in RUN. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever -- press the button on the shift lever and push the shift lever all the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...€ (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You could ...as you go down steep mountain roads, but then you would also want to use the brakes off and on. You can also use SECOND (2) for starting the vehicle from a stop on ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ..., do the following: 1. Press on the sides of the boot around the shift lever to release the boot. 2. Lift up the boot on the shift ... with only the accelerator pedal. This could overheat and damage the transmission. Use the brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold the vehicle in position on a hill. 2-25
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... with the automatic transfer case, the transfer case knob is located to the right of the steering wheel on the instrument panel. Use this knob to shift into and out of four-wheel drive. NOTICE: Driving in the 4HI or 4LO positions for a long time on dry or wet pavement could shorten the life of your...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    .... An indicator light in the knob will show you which position the transfer case is in. The indicator lights will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition and one will stay on. If the lights do not come on, you should take your vehicle to your ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... A4WD Turn the knob to 4HI or A4WD. This can be done at any speed and the indicator light will ... mph (1.6 to 3.2 km/h). Turn the knob to 4LO. You must wait for the 4LO indicator light to stop flashing... knob is turned when your vehicle is in gear and/or moving, the 4HI, A4WD or 2HI indicator light will...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... 5. Shift the transfer case to 2HI. 6. Turn the transfer case knob all of the way past 4LO and hold it there for a minimum ... NEUTRAL: 1. Set the parking brake and apply the regular brake pedal. 2. Start the vehicle with the transmission in PARK (P). 3. Turn the transfer case knob to the desired shift...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down with your right foot and pull up on the parking brake lever. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running... foot and set the parking brake. 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) like this: D Press the button in on the side of the lever...
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    ...move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. If you ...torque lock." To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then shift into PARK (P)... push yours a little uphill to take some of the pressure from the parking pawl in the transmission, so you can...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...€ in the Index. If you cannot shift out of PARK (P), ease pressure on the shift lever -- push the shift lever all the way into .... If you ever hold the brake pedal down but still can’t shift out of PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the key to LOCK. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... D Your vehicle was damaged in a collision. D Your vehicle was damaged when driving over high points on the road or over road debris. D Repairs weren't done correctly. D Your vehicle or exhaust system had ... While You're Parked It's better not to park with the engine running. But if you ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when ... you're on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). If you have four...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...release the lever to lock the wheel in place. Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following: D : Turn and Lane Change Signals : Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer D D Flash-to-Pass...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...turn signal lamps regularly to make sure they are working. Turn Signal On Chime To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until ... The bottom of the outside rearview mirrors may also be equipped with lane change indicators. If your turn signal is left on for more than 3/4 of a mile (1.2...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    .... Then release it. When the high beams are on, this indicator light on the instrument panel cluster will also be on. Flash-... to pass. It works even if your headlamps are in the automatic position. To use it, pull the turn ... beam, your high-beam headlamps will turn on. They'll stay on as long as you...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... the wiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the delay time. The ... on the wipers. The moisture sensor is located next to the inside rearview mirror and is mounted on the windshield. To turn on the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... can form ice on the windshield, blocking your vision. To turn the rear wiper on, turn the control to either 1, 2, or 3. For delayed wiping, turn the control to 1 or 2. For steady wiping, turn the control to 3. To turn the wiper off, turn the control to 0. To wash the rear window, ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km/h). If you apply your brakes, the cruise control will shut off. CAUTION: D Cruise .... On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... the accelerator pedal. The accelerator petal will not go down. United States Canada The CRUISE light on the instrument panel cluster will illuminate when the cruise control is ... then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don't need to reset it. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...end of the lever until you reach the lower speed you want, then release it. D Step lightly on the brake pedal. D Move the cruise switch to off, ...D Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL (N). Erasing Speed Memory When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your cruise control set...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... panel. Be sure it is not covered or the system will be on whenever the ignition is on. The system may also turn on your lights when driving through a parking garage, heavy overcast ... D D D Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps License Plate Lamps Instrument Panel Lights 2-44
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...affect the system. The DRL and automatic headlamp system will only be affected when the light sensor sees a change in lighting lasting longer than the delay....is in automatic headlamp mode, D the light sensor detects daytime light, and D the transmission is not in PARK (P). When...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... PARK (P). The following does not apply to vehicles sold in Canada. When necessary, you may turn off the automatic headlamp system ... to turn the fog lamps on. Press the button again to turn them off. A light will glow near the button when the fog lamps are on. Fog lamps will go off whenever your high...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...Brightness Control Press the knob located next to the exterior lamps knob to extend and turn it to make your instrument panel lights brighter. Turn the knob all the way up to turn on the interior lamps. Press the knob back into its stored position...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...while exiting the vehicle. With the dome override button in the "out" position, these lights will stay on for a short period of time and then will go out. Dome Lamps...and headlamps under most circumstances, if they are left on. If you would like to turn them back on, turn ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... dark. The automatic dimming feature is turned on and off by pressing the far left button, located on the lower part of the mirror face, for up to three seconds. A light on the mirror will be lit when the feature is turned on. It will go out when the feature is turned off...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... earth's magnetic north and true geographic north. If not adjusted to account ... numbers that appear in the compass/temperature window on the mirror by pressing the on/off button. Once you ..., release the button. After about four seconds, the mirror will return to the compass and temperature display, ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... system. The automatic dimming feature is turned on and off by pressing the far left button, located on the lower part of the mirror face, for up to three seconds. A light on the mirror will be lit when the feature is turned on. It will go out when the feature is turned ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    Compass Operation Press the on/off button once to turn the compass on or off. There is a compass display in the window in the upper right corner of the mirror face. The ... can be calibrated in one of two ways: Compass Variance The mirror is set to zone eight upon leaving the factory. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...number, release the button. After about four seconds, the mirror will return to the compass and temperature display,... can see a little of the side of your vehicle. Fold the mirrors in before before entering ... in toward the vehicle. Push the mirrors back out when finished. 2. Press and hold the on/off...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... hit a vehicle. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. Heated Outside Rearview Mirrors The control is located on the driver's door. Turn the control to the left or right to choose the mirror; then press the control to move the...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... of REVERSE (R) and a short delay has occurred, the passenger's and/or driver's mirror will return to its original position. To change the preselected tilt position, adjust the mirrors to the desired position while the vehicle is in REVERSE (R). When ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...box, pull the handle on the front of the glove box and lower the door. Travel Note Recorder ... includes sunglasses storage, a HomeLinkR transmitter and a travel note recorder (if equipped.... To record a message, press the button with the circle on it and begin speaking. Press the button with the circle...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... net in the rear of your vehicle to help keep small items, like gloves and light clothing, in place during sharp turns or quick stops and starts. The net is not designed to retain these items during off-road use. The net is not for ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... the pocket in the trim panel located behind the rear seat. 2. Compress the opposite endcap, align it with the pocket located on the opposite side of the trim panel and release. 3. Grasp the handle and unroll the cover. Latch the posts into the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... stowage lid, do the following: 1. Press the latch release and lift up the latch handle. 2. Raise the lid slightly to unhook it. 3. Pull the lid rearward to release it...previous steps. Make sure the lid is secure by applying slight pressure to the latch until you hear it click. 2-59
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... things on top of your vehicle. The luggage carrier has slats and side rails attached to the roof, sliding crossrails and places to use .... To slide the crossrails to where you want them, pull up on the lever on each side of the crossrail. This will release the crossrail and allow you to slide it. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...of cargo as you're driving, check now and then to make sure the luggage carrier is ... can also swing the visor from side-to-side. Visor Vanity Mirror Pull the sun visor down ... Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror (If Equipped) Pull the sun visor down and lift the mirror cover to turn on the lamps. 2-61
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...the accessory power outlet and could result in blown vehicle or adaptor fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information on the accessory... outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...button once to contact an advisor who will be able to assist you with these services. If you are not quickly connected, the system will automatically reset and redial. This ensures connection to the center; there is no additional action required. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...of the system. A solid green light will come on when you start the vehicle to let you know that the system is on and is ready to make ...Call ANSWER/END button if you notice the light blinking and you are not on a call. The light will be red in the event of an OnStar system malfunction. If this occurs ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... your vehicle to sound the horn and/or flash the lamps. In order to provide you with excellent service, calls with the OnStar Center may be ...or recorded. Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services) Route Support: An advisor can provide directions or guidance to anywhere you want to go. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... positioning capabilities used to deliver OnStar service will not be available if satellite signals.... Safety and security services are provided by existing governmental emergency service providers. OnStar... efforts to contact the appropriate emergency service provider and request assistance but cannot...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... installed in your hand-held transmitter for quicker and more accurate transmission of the radio frequency. Your vehicle's engine should be turned off while programming the transmitter. Follow these steps to program up to three channels: 1. Decide which ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    3. When the HomeLink indicator light begins to blink slowly (this may take up to 30 seconds), hold the hand-held ... it, move the hand-held transmitter to the left or right or forward or backward or flip it upside down. HomeLink may not work with older garage door openers that do not meet current ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... the two outside buttons until the indicator light begins to flash (approximately 20 seconds). Release both buttons. Resetting Defaults To reset ... to flash (approximately 20 seconds). Continue to hold both buttons until the HomeLink indicator light turns off and then release both buttons. Canadian ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-70
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    The main components of your instrument panel are the following: A. Exterior Lamp Controls B. Air Vents C. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever D. Instrument Panel Cluster E. Ignition Switch F. Transfer Case Controls (If Equipped) or Traction Control Button (If Equipped) G. Rear Window Washer/Wiper H. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel you've used, and many other things you'll need to know to drive safely and economically. United States version shown, Canada similar 2-72
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...happens if your vehicle needs a new odometer installed. The new one will be set to the correct ... Information Center (DIC). For information on how to reset the trip odometer see "Driver Information Center ... per minute (rpm). NOTICE: Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... this happens. Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...€™s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes ... driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. ... after you start your vehicle, it means the air bag system may not be working properly...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...charging system light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition, but the engine is not running,...belt, or another electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while this light is on could... distance with the light on, be certain to turn off all your accessories, such as the radio and...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ..., the brake system warning light will come on when you set your parking brake. The light will stay on if your parking brake doesn't release fully. ..., though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away....
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. CAUTION: Your brake system may not be working properly if the brake system warning light is on. Driving with the brake system warning light on can lead to an accident....
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada) United States Canada United States Canada This ... should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. See ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... produce a cleaner environment. The SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will ... driving your vehicle with this light on, after a while, your emission controls may not work as well, your ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    This light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn't come on, ... or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. If the Light Is Flashing The following may prevent more serious ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...order to help your vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD (on-board diagnostic) system ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    Oil Pressure Gage CAUTION: Don't keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, your ... from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. Oil pressure may vary with engine ... low oil level or other problems causing low oil pressure. The oil pressure gage shows the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... Engine Oil Light Security Light United States Canada United States Canada This light is displayed when the engine oil needs to be changed. Once the engine oil has been changed, the CHANGE ENG OIL light must be reset. Until it is reset, the light will be...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... drive your vehicle. If this light stays on, see your dealer as soon as possible for diagnosis and repair. This light may also come on if there is a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If this happens, take the vehicle in...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...as a check to show you it is working. The SERVICE 4WD light comes on to indicate that there may be a problem with the drive system and service is required. Malfunctions... while you are driving, check your coolant temperature and engine oil pressure gages to see if they are in the...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    Gate Ajar Fuel Gage United States Canada If this light comes on, your liftgate or liftglass is ajar. Try closing the liftgate or liftglass again. Never drive with the liftgate or liftglass even partially open. United States Canada When the ignition is on, the fuel gage tells you about how ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: Low Fuel Light D At the gas station, ... back to empty when you turn off the ignition. United States Canada The light next to the fuel ... briefly when you are starting the engine. This light comes on when the fuel tank is low on fuel. To turn it off, ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... will display the current driver and the information that was last displayed before the engine was turned off. If a problem is detected, a ... fuel economy, instant fuel economy and engine oil life. C. Personalization: This button will change personal options available on your vehicle. D. Select: This ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...can be used at the same time. Each trip odometer can be reset to zero separately by pressing select while the ... of time that has passed since the timer was last reset (not including time the ignition is off). Time ...range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy and the GM Oil Life System . t 2-90
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... oil's remaining useful life. It will show 100% when the system is reset after an oil change. It will alert you to change... engine oil life after an oil change. To reset the Oil Life System press and hold the ... oil has just been changed. It can't be reset accurately until the next oil change. 2-91
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... to maintain your vehicle as recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. Also, the oil change reminder will not detect dusty conditions or engine malfunctions ..., whichever occurs first, unless the DIC instructs you to do so sooner. Also, the oil change reminder does not measure how much ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...Press the personalization button until ALARM WARNING TYPE appears in the display. To select your personalization ... to select it and move on to the next feature. For more information on alarm warning type see... you choose for the doors to lock manually, the doors will not be locked automatically. If you...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...IN PARK (default) UNLOCK ALL AT KEY OUT UNLOCK DOORS MANUALLY UNLOCK DRIVER IN PARK If you choose for all the ... the doors will unlock when the key is taken out of the ignition. If you choose for the doors to unlock manually, the doors will not be unlocked automatically. If you choose for the driverମ.
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... on seat position recall see "Memory Seat and Mirrors" in the Index. Perimeter Lighting Press the personalization button until PERIMETER LIGHTING ... ON (default) D PERIMETER LIGHTING OFF If you choose for perimeter lighting to be on, the headlamps and back-up lamps will come on for 40 seconds, if ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...entry transmitter. Choose one of the four options and press the personalization button while it is displayed ...button. If you choose off, there will be no feedback when unlocking the vehicle. If you ... transmitter. Choose one of the four options and press the personalization button while it is displayed...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... your personalization for how long the headlamps will stay on when you turn off the vehicle, press the select button while ... amount of time that the headlamps stay on after you turn off the vehicle. If you choose off,... off as soon as you turn off the vehicle. Choose one of the seven options and press ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and move on to the next feature. For more information on tilt mirror in reverse see "Curb View ..., the driver's seat will move all of the way rearward when the vehicle is turned off. If you choose for this feature to be off, no seat exit recall will ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... it. Select Button The select button is used to reset certain functions and turn off or acknowledge messages on the DIC display. The select button also toggles ... in each personalization menu. For example, this button will reset the trip odometers, turn off the FUEL LEVEL LOW message, ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... clear when the engine has cooled to a safe operating temperature. OIL PRESSURE LOW/STOP ENGINE If low oil pressure levels ... as soon as safely possible and do not operate it until the cause of the low oil pressure has been corrected. Check your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... the select button will acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display. SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM If a problem occurs with the brake system this ...is still displayed, or appears again when you begin driving, the brake system needs service. TURN SIGNAL ON If a turn signal is left on for 3/4 of a...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    CHECK OIL LEVEL If the oil level in the vehicle is low this message will appear on the DIC. Check the oil level and correct it as necessary. You may need to ... the vehicle cool or warm up and cycle the ignition to be sure this message will clear. Once the problem is corrected, pressing ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    LEFT REAR DOOR AJAR If the driver's side rear door is not fully closed this ... the display and you will hear a chime. Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstacles, and close ... the display and you will hear a chime. Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstacles, and close ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...Clock AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control AM-...) AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and ...-FM Stereo with 6-Disc Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... With this system, you can select different comfort control settings for the driver and passengers. Fan Knob The knob on the left side of the climate control panel regulates the fan speed. You can choose from five different fan speeds ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    Driver's Side Temperature Lever The lever on the left side of the climate control panel is used to adjust the air temperature on the driver's side, independent of the temperature set by the passenger. Slide the lever upward to raise the temperature. Slide ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... air conditioning performance in hot weather. Recirculation cannot be used in floor, blend or defrost modes. An indicator on the button will light up, flash three times and turn off when recirculation is selected in these modes. While in the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... be used to change the temperature of the air coming through the system on the passenger's side of the vehicle. Turn ... been turned off. Fan Switch The switch with the fan symbol allows you to manually ... five seconds, the display will change to show the EXT temperature and the selected manual setting...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... panel near the windshield. This sensor regulates air temperature based on sun load, and also turns on your headlamps. The EXT (exterior) temperature sensor is located in the... cold weather, the system will delay turning on the fan until warm air is available. The length of delay depends on the...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... button again to allow outside air to enter the vehicle If you select recirculation while in defrost, defog or floor, the light on the button will flash and go out to let you know this is not allowed. This is to prevent fogging. When the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...air delivered, turn the temperature control to the desired setting. Heating If you have the manual... the automatic system, press AUTO and adjust the temperature by turning the temperature knob clockwise... manually by pressing the MODE button and selecting floor. Again, adjust the temperature by turning...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... to high. If your vehicle is equipped with heated mirrors, this button will activate them. After 10 minutes it will turn off by itself, or press the ... on the rear window warm the glass. Press the button to start warming your window. A light will glow in the button while the defogger is working. 3-9
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... front passenger's temperature setting. Press the PWR button to turn the rear comfort controls on and off. Use the mode knob to change the direction of ... button can be used to change the direction of airflow (upper, bi-level or floor) to the rear seat area. To turn the rear comfort ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... to adjust the direction and amount of airflow inside the vehicle. Move the louvers up or down and move the control in the center of each outlet side-to-side to direct the air from the outlet. Use the thumbwheel next to or underneath the outlet to ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... other obstruction such as leaves. The heater and defroster will work better, reducing the chance of fogging ... supply air through the floor outlets. Then turn the fan on high for a few moments before ... enter a vehicle with the manual system in (Fan): Press the up arrow to increase the fan speed and ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... went into it. AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control Setting the Clock Press... HR MN buttons will result in an update to the clock time. Playing the Radio VOL PWR: Press this control to turn the system on and off. Turn this control clockwise ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... AM FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display will show your selection. TUNE DISP: Turn this control to choose radio stations. Pressing this control will also display an RDS station frequency or program type when the radio is ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...and six FM2) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select the band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press AUTO ... adjust the treble, press and release the P-TYPE LIST AUDIO control until TREB appears on the display. Turn the control clockwise to increase treble ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...) To adjust the balance, press and release the P-TYPE LIST AUDIO control until BAL appears on the display. Turn the control clockwise to move the .... To adjust the fade, press and release the P-TYPE LIST AUDIO control until FADE appears on the display. Turn the control clockwise to move the sound to ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... to the middle position, press and hold the P-TYPE LIST AUDIO control when no tone or speaker control is active. The radio will produce one beep...will cause the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, please contact the radio station. When you are tuned to an RDS ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... AUDIO control to display the program type list. 2. Turn the control either clockwise or counterclockwise... it counterclockwise to decrease volume. P-TYPE LIST AUDIO: Turn this control clockwise or counterclockwise to select... hold AM FM for two seconds to turn alternate frequency on or off. AF ON or AF...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... announcement is finished. This function will only work during actual emergency broadcasts, and will not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO: If the current station...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... to work best with tapes that are up to 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player. The longer side with the tape visible should face to the right. If the ignition is on and the...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... forward operation by using TUNE DISP and the SEEK PSCAN arrows. 5 SIDE: Press this button to... than once, the player will continue moving forward or backward through the tape. SEEK and a positive ... AM FM: Press this button to play the radio when a tape is in the player. The tape will stop but remain ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... a cassette is ejected. CD Adapter Kits It is possible to use a portable CD player adapter kit with your cassette tape player after activating the bypass feature on your tape player. To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the radio off. 2. Press and hold ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...can't be corrected, please contact your dealer. D The tape is tight and the player can't turn the tape hubs. Remove the tape. Hold the ... with a pencil. Turn the tape over and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your tape may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... SCV, select OFF. Finding a Station Playing the Radio VOL PWR: Press this control to turn the system on and off. Turn this control clockwise ... to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE DISP: Turn this control to choose radio stations. Pressing this control will also ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select the band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press AUTO TONE to choose the bass and treble ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... adjust the bass, press and release the P-TYPE LIST AUDIO control until BASS appears on the display. Then turn the control clockwise to increase ... To adjust the treble, press and release the P-TYPE LIST AUDIO control until TREB appears on the display. Turn the control clockwise to increase treble and...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...) To adjust the balance, press and release the P-TYPE LIST AUDIO control until BAL appears on the display. Turn the control clockwise to move the .... To adjust the fade, press and release the P-TYPE LIST AUDIO control until FADE appears on the display. Turn the control clockwise to move the sound to ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...LIST AUDIO control to display the program type list. 2. Turn the control either clockwise or counterclockwise .... If you select ANY TYPE your radio will seek to the first PTY available.... it counterclockwise to decrease volume. P-TYPE LIST AUDIO: Turn this control clockwise or counterclockwise to select...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... announcement is finished. This function will only work during actual emergency broadcasts, and will not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO: If the current station ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...play at the point where it stopped. Playing a Compact Disc Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in and the disc should begin playing. The display will show the CD symbol. If you want to insert a compact disc...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ...produce one beep. AM FM: Press this button to play the radio when a disc is in the player. The disc will stop but remain in the player. CD AUX: With a CD in the player and the radio playing, press this button to play a CD. Press AM FM to return ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... an error can't be corrected, please contact your dealer. Standard Radio--BoseR not shown Playing the Radio VOL PWR: Press this control to turn the system on and off. Turn this control clockwise to increase volume. Turn it ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... AM FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display will show your selection. TUNE DISP: Turn this control to choose radio stations. Pressing this control will also display an RDS station frequency or program type when the radio is ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...and six FM2) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select the band. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press AUTO ... adjust the treble, press and release the P-TYPE LIST AUDIO control until TREB appears on the display. Turn the control clockwise to increase treble ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    .... These settings can be used while listening to the radio, the cassette tape or CD player. Press the AUTO TONE button to scroll through your choices. Select TALK ... the balance, press and release the P-TYPE LIST AUDIO control until BAL appears on the display. Turn the control clockwise ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... the middle position. To adjust the fade, press and release the P-TYPE LIST AUDIO control until FADE appears on the display. Turn the control clockwise to move the sound to the front speakers and counterclockwise to move the sound to the rear speakers. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... AUDIO control to display the program type list. 2. Turn the control either clockwise or counterclockwise... it counterclockwise to decrease volume. P-TYPE LIST AUDIO: Turn this control clockwise or counterclockwise to select... hold AM FM for two seconds to turn alternate frequency on or off. AF ON or AF...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... announcement is finished. This function will only work during actual emergency broadcasts, and will not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO: If the current station...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... to work best with tapes that are up to 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player. The longer side with the tape visible should face to the right. If the ignition is on, but ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... will appear on the display. AM FM: Press this button to play the radio when a tape is in the player. The tape will stop but remain in the player. TAPE CD: With a tape in the player and the radio playing, press this button to play a tape. Press AM FM ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...won't play because of one of the following errors. D The tape is tight and the player can't turn the tape hubs. Remove the tape. Hold the ... with a pencil. Turn the tape over and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your tape may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Playing a Compact Disc Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in and the disc should begin playing. The display will show the CD symbol. If you want to insert a compact disc with the ignition off, first press TUNE DISP ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...produce one beep. AM FM: Press this button to play the radio when a disc is in the player. The disc will stop but remain in the player. CD AUX: With a CD in the player and the radio playing, press this button to play a CD. Press AM FM to return ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    AM-FM Stereo with 6-Disc Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped) Playing the Radio VOLUME PWR: Press this control to turn the system on and off. To increase volume, turn the control ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. TUNE RCL P-TYPE: Turn this control to select radio stations. Setting Preset Stations The six numbered pushbuttons let ... favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2) by performing...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...AUDIO control until MID appears on the display. Turn the control to increase or decrease midrange. When you ...middle position, press and hold the AUDIO control when no tone or speaker control is active... control until TREB appears on the display. Turn the control to increase or decrease treble. When you...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... four different equalization settings: talk, driver, normal and spatial. These settings can be used while listening to the radio or the CD player. Press the AUTO EQ button to scroll through your choices. Select TALK when listening to non-musical material ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... RDS, the radio can do the following: P-TYPE: This button is used to turn on and off Program Type (PTY) selections. PTY and the light next to the button will turn on. The last selected PTY will appear on the display for five seconds. Turn the TUNE ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... six FM2) by performing the following steps: 1. Press AM FM to select FM1 or FM2. 2. Press P-TYPE, if it is not already on. 3. Turn the TUNE RCL P-TYPE control to select a PTY. 4. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until you hear a beep....
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... one disc do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Press and release the LOAD CD button. 3. Wait for the light, located to the right of the slot, to turn green. 4. ... the slot, label side up. The player will pull the disc in. Once the disc is loaded, the light will begin flashing again....
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...the disc-sensing feature and enable discs to be loaded into the player again. D Press and release the LOAD CD eject button to eject the disc that is... all of the discs, press the LOAD CD eject button for two seconds, you will hear a beep, and the light will flash to let you know when a disc is being ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... to, press and release the RPT button. RPT will appear on the display. Press RPT again to turn it off....RDM will appear on the display. Press RDM to turn it off. random order, press and hold RDM for more...seconds. You will hear a beep and RDM will appear on the display. Press RDM again to turn if off. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...saving 20 track selections. To save tracks into SONG LIST perform the following steps: 1. Turn the disc player on and load it with at least one disc. See ".... To delete tracks from SONG LIST perform the following steps: 1. Turn the disc player on. 2. Press SONG LIST to turn song...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... the entire SONG LIST perform the following steps: 1. Turn the disc player on. 2. Press SONG LIST to turn song list on. S-LIST will appear on the display. 3. Press and hold SONG ... radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-54
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...audio functions even when the primary radio power is off. VOL: Turn the knob clockwise to increase volume and counterclockwise to decrease volume. The left VOL knob ... the right headphone. PROG: With a cassette tape in the player and the radio playing, press this button to play a cassette ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... SEEK button to go to the other side of the tape. The SEEK button is inactive if the tape mode on the front radio is in use. ... not operate and LOCKED will be displayed. When the radio and vehicle are turned off, the blinking red light indicates that THEFTLOCK is armed. With THEFTLOCK activated, your ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... each other. AM can pick up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try ...: Before you add any sound equipment to your vehicle -- like a tape player, CB radio, mobile telephone or two-way radio -- ... be sure to check Federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. Tips About Your Audio ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...equipped with the AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold the TAPE AUX button for five seconds. READY will appear...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold the TAPE CD button for five ... action, dry-type cleaning cassette is not recommended. After you clean the player, press and hold the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... to the fender. If tightening is required, tighten by hand, then with a wrench one quarter turn. Care of Your Compact Disc Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to the risk of contaminating the lens of the CD optics...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...ll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions. We've also... Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Traction Assist System (TAS) (Two-... Leaving on a Long Trip Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads Winter Driving Recreational ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ..., in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver... defensive driving more difficult and can even cause a collision, with resulting injury. Ask a passenger to help do things ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if ...think. Although it depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... of drinks. The law in an increasing number of U.S. states, and throughout Canada, sets the legal limit at... in the United States is 0.04 percent. The BAC will be over 0.10 percent after three to six ... are impaired at a BAC approaching 0.05 percent, and that the effects are worse at night. All drivers ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I'll be careful" isn't the right answer. What if ... disabled is higher than if the person had not been drinking. CAUTION: Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    .... They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking action involves perception ...(wet, dry, icy); tire tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of the vehicle and the amount of...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    .... You may hear a momentary motor or clicking noise while this test is going on. This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. 4-7
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road .... As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. 4-8
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...lock doesn't change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake pedal ...mean there's a problem with your vehicle. Examples of these conditions include a hard acceleration in a turn,...Control" in the Index. When the TRAC OFF light on the button is on, the TAS is off and will not limit wheel ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ..., slows down or stops, the light will go off and TAS will be on again. This is normal. To turn the system on ... used the button to turn the system off, the TRAC OFF light on the button will come on and stay on.... OFF light on the button should go off. D A Traction Assist System, Anti-Lock Brake System...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... and the transmission in PARK (P). 2. Turn the ignition to RUN; do not start the engine. 3. Apply the brake pedal, press the.... The traction of the tires against the road surface makes it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, inertia will...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and find a truck stopped in your lane, or a...a child darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in time. But sometimes you ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... is nothing in the way, steer so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...slow down and drop back again and wait for another opportunity. your turn. But take care that ... a chance to pass is coming up, D "Drive ahead." Look down the road, to the sides and to crossroads for ... If you can see a sign up ahead that might indicate a turn or an intersection, delay your pass. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    D Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder and start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... your best to avoid sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear). Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You may not realize the surface is slippery until your vehicle is ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... example, be sure to have all necessary maintenance and service work done. Check to make sure all underbody shields (if so equipped) are ...-wheel-drive vehicle in this manual. Is there enough fuel? Is the spare tire fully inflated? Are the fluid levels up where they should...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... a winch? If so, be sure to read the winch instructions. In a remote area, a winch can be handy if you ... does require some new and different driving skills. Here's what we mean. Tune your senses to ... ears need to listen for unusual tire or engine sounds. With your arms, hands, feet and body, you'...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... Each of these surfaces affects the steering, acceleration and braking of your vehicle in different ways....spinning, delayed acceleration, poor traction and longer braking distances. Surface Obstacles. Unseen ...bounce when you drive over obstacles. D you'll need more distance for braking, especially ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... unpaved surface, it's especially important to avoid sudden acceleration, sudden turns or sudden braking. In a way, off-road driving requires a different kind of ... from driving on paved roads and highways. There are no road signs, posted speed limits or signal lights. You have to use your own good ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... there may be a smooth, constant incline with only a small change in elevation where you can easily see all ...a straight path up or down the hill so you won't have to make turning maneuvers? your path (boulders, trees, logs...an embankment, a drop-off, a fence? Get out and walk the hill if you don't ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... headlamps even during the day. They make D Get a smooth start up the hill and try to maintain your speed. Don't use ... because you don't want your wheels to start spinning or sliding. If the path twists and turns, you might want to find another route. D Try to drive straight up the hill if at ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... are backing down the hill, put your left hand D Push the brake pedal to stop the vehicle and keep it from ... with your wheels straight rather than in the left or right direction. Turning the wheel too far to the ... cause you to roll over if you turn around. If you can't make it up the hill...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...it. What should I do? Set the parking brake, put your transmission in PARK (P) and turn off the engine. Leave the vehicle and go get some help. Exit on ... to leave your vehicle, set the parking brake and shift the transmission to PARK (P). But do not shift the transfer case to ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...low gear. This way, engine drag can help your brakes and they won't have to do all the work. Descend slowly, keeping your ... loss of control and a serious accident. Apply the brakes lightly when descending a hill and use a low gear to keep vehicle speed under control. D What's...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... the regular brakes. Apply the parking brake. the engine. D When driving downhill, avoid turns that take you across the incline of ...D Never go downhill with the transmission in NEUTRAL (N). This is called "free-wheeling." Your brakes will have to do all the work and could overheat and fade. D ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... more narrow track width (the distance between the left and right wheels) may not prevent the vehicle from tilting and rolling over. Also, driving across an incline ... it. Find another route instead. D Surface conditions can be a problem when you drive D Hidden obstacles can make the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... that's not too steep, but I hit some loose gravel and start ... starting to slide sideways, turn downhill. This should help straighten out the vehicle and..., be sure you (and your passengers) get out on the uphill side, even if... get out on the downhill side and the vehicle starts to roll over, you'll...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... has an effect on steering, accelerating and braking. You may want to reduce the air pressure in your tires slightly when driving on sand. This ... safe surfaces only. Driving in Water Light rain causes no special off-road driving problems. But heavy rain can mean flash ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... can be a fire hazard. After operation in mud or sand, have the brake linings cleaned and checked. These substances can cause glazing and uneven braking. Check the body structure, steering, suspension, wheels, tires and exhaust system for damage. Also, check ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...may need to slow down and keep more space between you and other vehicles. headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. D Slow down, especially .... A 50-year-old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-old. Night driving ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...the inside of the glass can build up a film caused by dust. Dirty glass makes lights dazzle and flash more than clean glass ...making the pupils of your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are in a turn or curve. Keep your eyes moving; that way...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don't have much tread left, you'll get even less traction. It's always ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...: Wet brakes can cause accidents. They won't work as well in a quick stop and may ...a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Hydroplaning Hydroplaning... washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    Hydroplaning doesn't happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or if the pressure in one or more is low. It can happen if a lot of water is standing on the road. If you can see reflections from trees, telephone poles or other ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them....
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as ... unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    .... D Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? D Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? D...the tread good enough for long-distance driving? Are the tires all inflated to the recommended pressure? D Weather Forecasts: What's the weather outlook D Maps: Do you have up-to-date maps?...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. D Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your mirrors and your instruments frequently. or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both. For ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...the ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down. They could ...levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transmission. These parts can work hard ... signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old carpet or a couple...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ..., if there is snow or ice between your tires and the road, you can have a... can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because... driving on a slippery road. But you can turn the traction system off if you ever need to. You should turn the system off if your vehicle ever gets...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. Your anti-lock brakes improve .... Even though you have an anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin stopping ...a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid sudden...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: D Turn on your hazard flashers. D Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you've been ...(carbon monoxide) gas to get inside. CO could overcome you and kill you. You can't see it or smell it, so...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you ... such as behind a motorhome. The two most common types of recreational vehicle towing are known as "dinghy ...your vehicle with two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on a device know as a "dolly")....
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    Dinghy Towing When towing your vehicle, turn the ignition off. To prevent your battery ...orientation should be marked and the propeller shaft removed following the applicable service manual removal... your vehicle: 1. Firmly set the parking brake. 2. Shift the transmission to PARK (P). 3. Securely attach...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... 5. Release the parking brake only after the vehicle being towed is firmly attached to the towing vehicle. 6. Turn the ignition off. This unlocks the steering column and reduces battery drain ... or others could be injured. Make sure the parking brake is firmly set before you shift the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... appearing vehicles may have different GVWRs and payloads. Please note the Certification/Tire label on your truck or consult ...latch. The label shows the size of your original tires and the inflation pressures needed to obtain the gross weight capacity of your vehicle. This is called the Gross Vehicle...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...Things you put inside your vehicle can strike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. D Put things in the cargo area of your vehicle. Try to ...as fast as the vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, they'll keep going. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... properly, you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well -- or even at all. You and your passengers could be seriously injured. Pull a trailer only if you have followed ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    .... But trailering is different than just driving your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, durability and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes ...tow a trailer, don't drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...vehicle and trailer including any passengers, cargo, equipment and conversion. The GCWR for your vehicle should not be exceeded. You can ask your... listed in your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information Booklet. In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...of the driver's door or see "Tire Loading" in the Index. Then be sure you don't go over the GVW limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the... percent to 15 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (B). Do not exceed the maximum allowable tongue weight for your vehicle....
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... you can turn with your rig. Never allow safety chains to drag on the ground. Trailer Brakes If your... 3,000 psi (20 650 kPa) of pressure. D The trailer's brake system will use less than 0.02 ... your vehicle's master cylinder. Otherwise, both braking systems won't work well. You could even lose...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... trailer hitch and platform (and attachments), safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the trailer brake ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... ahead as you would when driving your vehicle without a trailer. This can help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. Making Turns NOTICE: Making very sharp turns while trailering could cause the trailer to come in ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps will also flash, telling other drivers ... down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. You can tow in DRIVE (D). You may want...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... brakes. Then apply your parking brake, and then shift into PARK (P). 5. Release the... your regular brakes, but don't shift into PARK (P) yet. When parking uphill, turn your...vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    .... Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, axle lubricant, belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... D D Yellow: Left Stop/Turn Signal Dark Green: Right Stop/Turn Signal Brown: Running Lamps White: Ground Light Green: Back-up Lamps Red: Battery Feed Dark Blue: Electric Brakes If you need to tow a light-duty trailer with a standard four-way round pin ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-8 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-11 5-17 5-18...System Engine Fan Noise If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire If You're...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. When the hazard warning flashers are on, the turn signals won't work. Other Warning Devices If you carry reflective triangles, you ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... has a built-in hydrometer. Do not charge, test or jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when there is a clear or light yellow hydrometer and a cranking complaint. Trying to start your vehicle by pushing or pulling ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... leave your radio on, it could be badly damaged. The repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. 3. Turn off...accessory power outlets (if equipped). Turn off the radio and all lamps that aren't... transmission in PARK (P) or a manual transmission in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. If you ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    .... People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water... or on your skin, flush the place with water and get medical help immediately. CAUTION...€™ll get a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts too...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...negative (-) cable doesn't go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to the remote negative (-) terminal on the vehicle with the dead battery. The remote negative (-) terminal on your vehicle is located on the front engine lift bracket and is marked "GND." 5-6
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... that had the dead battery. If it won’t start after a few tries, it probably needs service. NOTICE: Damage to your vehicle may result from electrical shorting ...€™t be covered by your warranty. 10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 5-7
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... Negative (-) Terminal B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) and Remote Negative (-) Terminals C. Dead Battery or... Terminal Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your vehicle towed. See "Roadside Assistance" and "Recreational Vehicle Towing" in the Index. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down... because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you:... you're parked. If you still have the warning, turn off the engine and get everyone out of the vehicle ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... the engine is cold, the coolant level should be at least up to the FULL COLD mark. If it isn't, you ...cooling system. CAUTION: A. Coolant Recovery Tank B. Radiator Pressure Cap C. Engine Fan If the coolant inside ... all coolant. That could cause an engine fire, and you could be burned. Get any leak ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at the FULL COLD ...pushing the accelerator pedal down. If it doesn't, your vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    NOTICE: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. CAUTION: You can be... hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... can blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the radiator pressure cap -- even a ... high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot. ... cooling system and radiator pressure cap to cool if you ever have to turn the...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    How to Add Coolant to the Radiator 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap. Remove the pressure cap. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap ... system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise about one full turn. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    3. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOLR coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for more information about the proper ... tank to the FULL COLD mark. 5. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but leave the radiator pressure cap off. 5-16
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...fan will slow down when additional cooling is not required and the clutch disengages. 6. Start the engine ... the base of the filler neck. 8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure ...flow out of the filler neck, reinstall the pressure cap. Be sure the pressure cap is hand-tight....
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. CAUTION: Changing a tire can ...a level place to change your tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake ... and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be the tire on the other side ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. The jacking equipment you will need is stored under the rear seat of the vehicle. See "Rear Seats" in the Index for more information ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...you'll be using include the wheel wrench (A), tire blocks (B), extension (socket end) (C), handle (jack end) (D), and jack (E). The following instructions explain how to remove the spare tire mounted underneath your vehicle. 1. To remove the underbody-mounted...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare tire. Keep turning the wheel wrench until the spare ... out from under the vehicle. If the spare tire does not lower to the ground, the secondary latch ... the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire" later in this section to continue changing the flat ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... pointing up. See "Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools" in the Index for instructions... it is not visible, proceed to Step 6. If visible, first try to tighten the cable by turning... with Step 2 of "Removing the Spare Tire and Tools" earlier in this section. 5. Turn the wrench counterclockwise...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... latch has released and the spare tire is balancing on the jack. 9. Lower the jack by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise. Keep lowering the jack until the spare tire slides ... lift point of the jack under the center of the spare tire. 7. Turn the wrench clockwise to raise the jack until...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...Pull the tire out from under the vehicle. 12. If the cable is hanging under the vehicle, turn ...replaced. To continue changing the flat tire, return to Step 2 of "Removing the Spare Tire and Tools"... the hoist shaft hole in the bumper, on an angle, and turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Using the wheel wrench, loosen all the wheel nuts. Don't remove them yet. 2. Turn the jack adjusting knob clockwise by hand to raise the jack lift head. 3. Place the handle, extension and wheel wrench onto the jack. 5-25
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    Front A. Frame B. Jack C. Handle Rear D. Extension E. Wheel Wrench 5-26
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... nearest the flat tire. CAUTION: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If ... or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: Raising your ... before raising the vehicle. 5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, ...The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust ...the hub. If a nut can't be turned by hand, use the wheel wrench and see your dealer ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...lb-ft (140 N·m). 11. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely....Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... with its valve stem pointing up. CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle ... stem pointing up. If the tire is stored with its valve stem pointing downward, its secondary latch won't work properly, and the spare tire or flat road tire could ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... (Valve Stem Pointed Up) 4. Raise the tire fully against the underside of the vehicle. Continue turning the wheel wrench until the tire is secure and the cable is tight. The spare...sure the tire is stored securely. Push, pull, and then try to rotate or turn the tire. If the tire ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... to the proper location under the rear seat of the vehicle. Secure the items and return the rear seat to its proper position. If You're Stuck:... but you must use caution. CAUTION: If you let your tires spin at high speed, they can explode, and you or others could be injured. And, the transmission ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will clear the area ...Release the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transmission is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels in the forward and reverse directions...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    .... Never pull on the hooks at a sideways angle. The hooks could break off and you or others could be injured from the chain or cable snapping back. NOTICE: Never use the recovery hooks to tow the vehicle. Your vehicle could be damaged and it would not be covered by warranty. 5-34
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... Tank Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood Engine Oil Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Automatic Transmission Fluid Rear Axle Four-Wheel Drive Engine Coolant Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid Windshield Washer Fluid Brakes 6-34 6-35 6-36 6-38 6-46 6-...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We ...one of these marks: Doing Your Own Service Work If you want to do ...your own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells ... list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See "Maintenance ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...: You can be injured and your vehicle could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it. D Be ... you accelerate or drive uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary. 6-3
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... performance may be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp may turn on (see "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the Index) and your vehicle may fail .... If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...control system may be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for service. To provide cleaner air,... fuel availability, ask an auto club, or contact a major oil company that does business in the country where you'll be ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... by the tether using the hook located on the inside of the filler door. To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The fuel cap has a spring ... spring back to the right. The fuel cap is located behind a hinged door on the driver's side of your vehicle. 6-6
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... get the right type. Your dealer can get one for you. If you get the wrong type, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and emissions system. See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... Under the Hood CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others could be burned. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... pull the handle located inside the vehicle on the lower driver's side of the instrument panel. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release. 3. Lift the hood, release the hood prop from its retainer and put the hood prop into the slot in the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood you'll see the following: 6-10
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... Fluid Reservoir F. Automatic Transmission Dipstick G. Engine Oil Dipstick H. Radiator Pressure Cap I. Engine Oil Fill Cap J. Front Engine Lift Bracket Marked "GND" K. Brake Master ... engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow ring located in the engine compartment toward the passenger's side of...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes to drain back into the oil... you don't, the oil dipstick might not show the actual level. Pull out the dipstick and clean it... the Index. The engine oil fill cap is located in the engine compartment toward the passenger's side of the vehicle. See...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not carry this starburst symbol. If you change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the starburst...of the oil container. If you have your oil changed for you, be sure the oil put into your engine is American Petroleum Institute...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...,000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months (whichever occurs first) without an oil change. t easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely ... 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner. Remember to reset the CHANGE ENG OIL light whenever the oil is changed. 6-14
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    How to Reset the CHANGE ENG OIL Light To reset the CHANGE ENG OIL light, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition key to RUN with the engine off. 2. Fully ... times within five seconds. If the CHANGE ENG OIL light flashes for five seconds, the system is reset. If the light does not ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... cleaner/filter is located toward the front of the engine compartment on the passenger's side of the vehicle. The engine air cleaner/filter assembly has an ... the amount of engine air cleaner/filter life used. When both service window (A) and service window (B) turn orange, replace the engine air ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    After changing the engine air cleaner/filter, press the button on top of the indicator to reset it. See "Owner Checks... engine backfires, you could be burned. Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. NOTICE: If the air cleaner/filter is off, a...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...A good time to check your automatic transmission fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and filter every 50,000 miles (83... service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter every 100,000...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... to 200_F (82_C to 93_C). Get the vehicle warmed up by driving about 15 miles (24 km) when ... level place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). D With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever D With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear range, pausing for about...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ..., follow these steps: Locate the handle with the transmission and lock symbols for the automatic transmission dipstick in the engine compartment on the passenger's side of the vehicle. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... for your automatic transmission. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRONR-III is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. How to Check Lubricant D ...to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. 6-21
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. Use care not to overtighten the plug. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. 6-22
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... and Change Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant and when to change it. See "Scheduled Maintenance Services" in the Index. How to Check Lubricant If the level is below the bottom of the filler plug hole, ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. A 50/50 ... Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work as they should. 6-24
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn't...Too much water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more than four.../50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant. NOTICE: If...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... at the coolant recovery tank. CAUTION: Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding liquids to ... to add coolant at the radiator. Never turn the radiator pressure cap -- even a little -- when the engine and radiator are hot. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    Add coolant mixture at the recovery tank, but be careful not to spill it. Radiator Pressure Cap NOTICE: Your radiator cap is a 15 psi (105 kPa) pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the cap and the top of the ... the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating ...using concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water .... Water can cause the solution to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. CAUTION: If you have too much brake fluid.... You or others could be burned, and your vehicle could be damaged. Add brake fluid only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. See "Checking Brake ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... system, make sure the level is above the MIN but not over the MAX mark. With the wrong kind of fluid in your brake system, your brakes may not work well, or they may not even work at all. This could cause a crash. Always use the proper brake fluid. 6-31
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have to be replaced. Don't let someone put...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    Some driving conditions or climates may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something is wrong with...GM replacement parts. If you don't, your brakes may no longer work properly. For example, if someone puts in brake...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ..., chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. Vehicle Storage If you’re not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days ...€™t careful. See “Jump Starting” in the Index for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    Bulb Replacement For the type of bulbs, see "Replacement Bulbs" in the Index. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer. Taillamps and Rear Turn Signals 1. Open the liftgate. 2. Remove the two screws from the lamp assembly. 4. Unclip the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... information. See "Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Index for the proper type of replacement blade. 1. To remove the old wiper blades, lift the ...blade assembly. Accidental bumping can cause the arm to fall back and strike the windshield. A. Blade Assembly B. Arm Assembly C. Locking ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...that all other claws are properly locked on both sides of the insert slots. B. Correct Installation C. Incorrect Installation ... assembly pivot in the wiper arm hook. Pull up until the pivot locking tab locks in ... hook slot. 7. Carefully lower the wiper arm and blade assembly onto the windshield. 6-37
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... on how to change the backglass wiper blade. The backglass wiper blade will not lock in a vertical position .... Check all tires frequently to maintain the recommended pressure. Tire pressure should be checked... impact -- such as when you hit a pothole. Keep tires at the recommended pressure. D Worn, old...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    Inflation -- Tire Pressure The Certification/Tire label, which is on the driver's door edge, above the door latch, ... your tires once a month or more. Also, check the tire pressure of the spare tire. How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire pressure. You can't tell if your ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... use one of the correct rotation patterns shown here. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the Certification/Tire label. Make certain that all wheel nuts are properly tightened. See "Wheel Nut ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where... you need to, to get all the rust or dirt off. See "Changing a Flat Tire" in the Index. One way to tell when it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ..., speed rating and construction type (bias, bias-belted or radial) as your original tires. ... driving. If you mix tires of different sizes or types (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly,... vehicle. Be sure to use the same size and type tires on all wheels. CAUTION: If you...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...some limited-production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these grades,...: The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades... law. Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation,...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... your vehicle. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height...vehicle can be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... without the proper amount of clearance can cause damage to the brakes, suspension or other vehicle parts. The area damaged by the tire chains could cause you... use on your vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... Laundry Soap Bleach Reducing Agents D D D D Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as soon as you can -- before they...scrape off any excess stain. Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a clean area often. A soft brush may be used if stains are stubborn. entire area ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (black), egg, ..., follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. Cleaning Vinyl Use warm water and a clean cloth. .... See your dealer for this product. D Never use oils, varnishes, solvent-based or abrasive cleaners, ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...element may be damaged. Any temporary license should not be attached across the defogger grid. Care of ... Belts Keep belts clean and dry. CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If you do, it...may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... acid or abrasives. All cleaning agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface, or they could stain. Dry the ... or an all-cotton towel to avoid surface scratches and water spotting. High pressure car washes may cause water to enter your vehicle. Weatherstrips Silicone grease...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle."...and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings,... subject to aging, weather and chemical fallout that can take their toll over a period of years. You can help to ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse with clean water. After... you could damage the surface. Do not use chrome polish on aluminum wheels... car wash that has silicon carbide tire cleaning brushes. These brushes can... products may damage the paint finish and tires. Sheet Metal Damage If...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... a major repair expense. Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with touch-up materials available from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish... ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials 6-54
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver's side. You can see it if you ...outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels ... of all production options and special equipment. Be sure that this label is not removed from the vehicle...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ..., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, be sure to get it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit ...is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed or goes away. 6-...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... circuits by a combination of fuses and circuit breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If... size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 384
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  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... Side Low-Beam Headlamp Back-Up Trailer Lamps Driver's Side High-Beam Headlamp Driver's ... 31 50 51 52 Usage Crank Air Bag ELEK Brake Cooling Fan Horn Ignition E ETC Instrument Panel Cluster, ... 1 Back-Up Powertrain Control Module 1 Oxygen Sensor Air Conditioning TBC Passenger's Side Trailer TRN ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... 41 42 43 44 Solid State Relays 45 46 Usage Trailer Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Ignition A Blower Motor Ignition B Usage Blank Rear Window Washer Fog ... Underseat Fuse Block The rear underseat fuse block is located under the rear seat on the driver's side of the vehicle. 6-60
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    Fuse 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Usage Right Door Control Module Left Door Control Module LGM 2 TBC 3 Rear Fog Lamps LGM/DSM TBC 2 Power Seats Blank DDM AMP PDM Rear Climate Controls Left Rear Parking Lamps Auxiliary Power 2 VEH CHMSL 6-61
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 Usage HVAC B Front Parking Lamps Left Turn Signal HVAC 1 TBC 4 Radio TR PARK Right Turn Signal HVAC Rear Fog Lamps Auxiliary Power 1 Ignition 0 Four-Wheel Drive Blank TBC IG Brakes TBC RUN 6-62
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    Replacement Bulbs Lamps Number Tail and Stoplamps ...3157 Rear Turn Signal Lamps ...3157 For any bulb not listed here contact your dealer. ...050 inches (1.25 mm) Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Engine Oil Filter ...PF59* Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...A2014C* Automatic ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ...for your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-5 7-15 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Scheduled Maintenance Part B: Owner Checks and Services 7-20 7-22 7-25 Part C: Periodic ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the... checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...can be seriously injured. Do your own maintenance work only if you have the required know-how and the proper tools and equipment for the job... you have any doubt, have a qualified technician do the work. If you want to get the service information, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index....
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... If you go to your dealer for your service needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ..., urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ...12,000 miles (20 000 km) since your last oil change. Under severe conditions, the indicator may come on .... So if you drive in a dusty area, be sure to change your oil and filter every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner if the CHANGE ENG OIL light appears. Remember to reset the Oil Life System when the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-7
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-8
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 15,...rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 22,... rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) j Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 45,000... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-10
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles (166 000 km). j Automatic Transfer Case Only: Change transfer case fluid. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500 Miles (87 500 km)...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ...axle seals for leaking. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper ...rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 75,... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-12...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...axle seals for leaking. j Replace fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index...Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-13
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-14...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary. See "Engine Oil" in the Index for further details. At Least Once a Month Tire Inflation...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... to the correct tire inflation pressure, make sure that the spare tire is stored securely. Push, pull, and then try to rotate ... cleaner filter is dirty and needs to be changed. Check indicator at least twice a year or when your engine oil is changed, whichever occurs first. See "Air Cleaner" in ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... fluid level; add if needed. See "Automatic Transmission Fluid" in the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. At Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ...the parking brake and the regular brake. See "Parking Brake" in the Index if necessary. Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if ... to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    Ignition Transmission Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to LOCK in each ... (P) Mechanism Check the engine running and transmission in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ...pipes, fittings and clamps; replace as needed. Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended at least once a year. 7-20
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-Wheel Drive) Inspection Every 12 months or at engine oil change intervals, check front axle and transfer case and add lubricant .... Check parking brake adjustment. You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your driving habits or ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...part number or specification may be obtained from your dealer. USAGE Engine Oil FLUID/LUBRICANT Engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified for Gasoline Engines starburst symbol of the proper viscosity. ... Cable Guides FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    .... AUTO-TRAK II Fluid (GM Part No. 12378508). USAGE Rear Driveline Center Spline and Universal Joints Constant Velocity Universal ...Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release Pawl LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI # 2,...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). Multi-Purpose Lubricant, ... (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). USAGE Outer Tailgate Handle Pivot Points and Hinges ... Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "Periodic Maintenance" ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-26
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    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-27
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-28
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-29
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-30
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... to contact Chevrolet if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. 8-2 8-4...the United States Government Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors 8- 8-1
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ...your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer's sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best... occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following... has already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... Assistance Representative: STEP THREE -- Both General Motors and your dealer are committed to making ...you do not agree with the decision given in your case, you may reject it and ...vehicle registration or title, or the plate at the top left of the instrument panel and visible through the windshield.)...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... is limited by vehicle age, mileage and other factors. General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or discontinue its participation in this program. Customer Assistance Offices Chevrolet encourages customers to call the toll...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ...applicants, can reimburse you up to $1,000 toward aftermarket driver or passenger adaptive equipment ... the local General Motors Business Unit. Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/... (Except Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... 1-800-CHEV-USA (243-8872). This toll-free number will provide you over-the-phone roadside assistance with minor mechanical problems. If your problem cannot be resolved over the phone, our advisors have access to a nationwide network of dealer ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... be pre-arranged by Chevrolet Roadside or dealer service management. Basic Care and Courtesy Care are not part of or included in the ...-Bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eligible purchasers of 2002 Chevrolet passenger cars and light duty trucks. (Please see your selling dealer for details.) 8-7
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ...number where you can be reached Vehicle mileage Description of problem Canadian Roadside Assistance Vehicles purchased in Canada ...immediately, keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it is, please call your dealership, let them know...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...drop the vehicle off for service, you are urged to do so as early in the work day as possible ...obtained, at actual cost, up to a maximum of $30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires ... it is not possible to provide a like-vehicle as a courtesy rental. Transportation Options Warranty service ...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... K1A 0N5 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) ... us at 1-800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center ...1-800-263-7854 (French). Or, write: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre,...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... information to Helm, Incorporated (address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2002 CHEVROLET SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body, etc...
  • 2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... $120.00 $50.00 $20.00 $15.00 TOTAL PRICE 2 0 0 2 G M S H I P T O PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio Owner's Manual Without Portfolio NOTE: Dealers and Companies please ...



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