2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup Owner's Manual

2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup Manual

2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup manual table of contents:

  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 1
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    The 2003 GMC Sierra Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-3 ...1-8 Rear Seats Safety Belts ...1-10 Child Restraints ...1-32 ...1-61 Air Systems Bag Restraint System Check ...1-79 Features Controls and ...2-1 Keys ...2-3 Doors Locks and ...2-8 Windows ...2-15 Theft-...
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    ... from your dealer or from: Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC, the GMC Truck Emblem and the name SIERRA are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the ...
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    Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in thisbook. We use a box and the word CAUTION tellyou aboutthings to that could hurt you if you were ignore the warning. to You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means “Donମ.
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    ... that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different...
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    ...A P ~ LATCH BOTH LAP AND SHOULDER BELTS TO PROTECT OCCUPANT DO NOT TWIST SAFEiTY BELT WHEN AlTACHlNG ... OR FLAME COULD EXPLODE BATTERY DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS ' 0 Y% " .e. a a OWNER'S MANUAL SERVICE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE \Ir4 POWER WINDOW I LAMPS $0 ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ( ) @ SERVICE MANUAL i V
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    Model Reference This manual covers these models: Regular Cab Pickup Extended Cab Pickup Chassis Cab Crew Cab@ vi
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    ...Restrain? ...1-61 1-63 1-64 1-66 1-66 Front Seats ...1.3 Manual Seats ...1-3 Power Seats ...1-4 Power Lumbar ...1-4 Heated Seats ...1-5...24 Center Passenger Position ...1-24 Rear Seat Passengers ...1-26 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults ...1-29 Safety Belt Extender ...1-31...
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    Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Restraint System Check ...1.79 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-79 Replacing Restraint System Parts ... Inflates? ...1-67 Air Bag Off Switch ...1-68 Passenger Sensing System ...1.74 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1.77 Adding Equipment to Your Air ...
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    ... lever located at the front of the seat. Lift the lever to unlock the seat. Using your body, slide the seat to where you want it and release the lever. Try to move the seat with your body to make sure the seat is locked into place. 1-3
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    ... control forward rearward. or e To increase or decrease support, press and hold the front or rear of the control. ... when the lower seatback reaches the desired level of support. You can also reshape the side ... seatback for more lateral support. To increase or decrease support, press and hold the top ...
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    .... Press the button to cycle through the temperature settings of high, medium, and low. The indicator light will glow to indicate the level of heat ... press the heated seat button again. To adjust the front seatback, lift the manual lever located on the outboard side of the seat. Release the lever to ...
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    ...would be there, notat your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright.Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. 1 -6
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    Head Restraints The rear seat head restraints in your vehicle may be adjustable. They work the same as the front seat head restraints, except they do not tilt forward and rearward. Seatback Latches If the seatback isn't locked, it could ...
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    Rear Seats Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab) Folding the Rear Seat 2. Fold the seat cushion upward until it latches with the seatback. 3. Push and pull on the seat to make sure the seat is secure. The extended cab's rear seat can also be folded open for more seating space. To use the seat do ...
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    ... sure that nothing is under or in front of the seat and that the head restraints are completely lowered. 2. After ... into position. 3. Pull forward on the seatback and up on the seat cushion to make sure ... seatback are accessible to the outboard and center occupant and are not under the seat cushions....
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    Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. ...to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone ...belt properly. If you arein a crash and you're not wearing a safety belt, your...
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    ... says to wear safety belts. Here's why: They work. You never know if you'll be in...don't know if it will be a bad one. Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast ...crashes buckling up does matter...a lot! Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels.
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    ... in most of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every air bag system ever... get the most protection. That's true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions. 1-14
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    ... Wear Safety Belts Properly This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safetjt belts and children. And there...which restraint systems your vehicle has. We'll start with the driver position. A: You may be an excellent driver, but...
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    ... Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. Lap-... slowly. 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To ...
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    ... 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 ...injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks ...
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    ...€™s wrong with this? Youcan be seriously hurt i - our shol er belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t give nearly as much protection this way. 1-18
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    ... x belt is , - buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. I A: The belt is buckled in the wrong ...
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    ... be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvicbones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries. Be sure the belt goes under the armrests. A: The belt is over an ...
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    ...can be s,..ously injured if you wea. ,he shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as...
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    ..., 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. 1-22
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    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 ...
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    ... on page 1- 16. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way as the driver's safety belt-except for one ... frontal air bag. If this happens unintentionally, just let the belt go back all the start way and again. If your vehicle has front and rear bench seats, someone can sit in the ...
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    ... of either a crew cab or anextended cab,you have a lap belt. Your lap safety belt has no retractor. To make the belt longer,tiltthe latch plate and pull italong the belt. enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-31. Make sure the release button on the buckleis positioned so you would be able to ...
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    ... aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are .... Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock...
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    ... the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 7-37. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so ...
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    ...injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks...would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body.
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    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Your vehicle may have this feature already. If... Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 4 - 1. Remove the guide from its storage clip on the interior body. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle....
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    ...just attach it to the regular safety belt. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat ... shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges ... you can take them out of the guides. Slide the guide onto the storage clip. 1-31
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should ...if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people...
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    .... See Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 7-29. If ... the child toward the safety belt buckle. In either case be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child's shoulder, so that in a crash the child's upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If...
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    ... 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 ...protection provided by appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle's adult safety belts alone,...
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    For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/hj, a 12-115. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on a person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. . 1-35
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    ... will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for a particular child restraint. In addition, ...
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    ...€™s neck is weak and its head weighs so much compared with the rest ofits body. In a crash, ... distributed across the strongest part of an infant’s body, the back and shoulders. Infants always should be ... abdomen. In a crash, the belt would apply force on a body area that’s unprotected by any bony ...
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    ... sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. 1-38
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. A booster seat (F-G) .... Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a ...
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    ...are attached to a flat pad which rests low against the child's body. A shelf- or armrest-type shield has straps that are attached to ... may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a ...
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    ... Here's whv: I I en though the Passenger Sensing System and/or AIR BAG OFF switch are designedto turn... system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an air bag will not deploy ...especially in the rear center position, be sure to study the instructions that came with your child restraint to see ...
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    ... It can help restrain the child restraint during a collision. For it to work, a top strap much be properly anchored to the vehicle.... the top strap always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires that the top strap be anchored, don't use...
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    ... where the child restraint will be placed. Raise the head restraint and route the top strap under it. Once you have the ... the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Top Strap Anchor Location Right Front Passenger Position Top ...
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    ..., you'll be ready to secure the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. If your vehicle is an extended cab model, you'll find the top strap anchors for the rear ...
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    ... rear outboard position, raise the head restraint and route the top strap through the fabric loop ... loop on the seatback. Then, raise the head restraint and attach the top strap to the anchor point ... itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. 1-45
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    Rear Seat Top Strap Anchors (Crew Cab Models) Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) Your vehicle may have the ...the seat cushion. For front passenger seat positions, there is an anchor behind and to the bottom of the seat to secure the top strap. For rear center seat positions,...
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    In order to use the system, you need either a forward-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B) at its base and a top tether anchor (C), or a rear-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B), as shown here. 1-47
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    With this system, use the LATCH system instead of the vehicle's safety belts to secure a child restraint. If a LATCH-type child restraintisn't attached to its anchorage points, the restraint won't be able to protect a child sitting there. In a crash, the child could be seriously injured or ...
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    ...Rear Outside Seat Position Extended Cab and Crew Cab There is limited space ... restraint to the anchors in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. If the child restraint ... strap according to the child restraint instructions. 5. Push and pull the child restraint in different ...
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    ...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...vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release...
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    ... the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. 1-51
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    ... belt that works the same way as the safety belts in the rear outside seat positions. For instructions... center seat position, be sure to study the instructions that came with your child restraint to see... restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See Top Strap...
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    1. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the latch plate and pulling it along the belt. 2. Put the restraint on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button ...
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    ... child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Securing a Child Restraint ... Position Don't use child restraints in this position. The restraints won't work properly. 1-54 A child in a rear-facing child restraint can...
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    ... yoar vehicle has the AIR BAG OFF switch and you need to secure a rear-facing child ...no system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that air bag will not an deploy under some unusual circumstance, even...seat position. Even though the Passenger Sensing System and/or AIR BAG OFF switch are designed to ...
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    ...panel to 1 Switch on turn the air bag off. See Air Bag 0 7 page 1-68 and Passenger Sensing System on A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facing ...seat as far back as it will go before securing a forward-facing child restraint. See Manual Seats on Dage 1-3 or Power Seats on page 1-4. 1-56
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    ... child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. If the bag air ... indicator should light and stay lit when you turn the ignition to RUN or START. See ...€™s safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 1-57
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    .... If the air bag is off, the off indicator will be lit and stay lit in the inside rearview mirror when the key is turned to RUN or START. If the on indicator is lit, the passenger's frontal air bag has not been turned off by the passenger sensing system. If ...
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    ... right front passenger's seat, it means that the passenger sensing system has not turned off the passenger's frontal airbag. A child in a...the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. If you were using a rear-facing child restraint in...
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    ...inflate very quickly to do their job and comply with federal regulations. Here are the most ...inside the vehicle or beingejected from it. Air bags are designed to work with safety belts, but don't replace ...speed frontal crashes, or in many side crashes. And, for some unrestrained occupants, air bags...
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    ...-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither thevehicle's safety belt ... provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle.To read how, see the parts of this manual called "Older Children" and "Infants and Young Children". 1-62
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    ... checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on page 3-33 for more information. The driver's air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-63
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    ... inflating air bag must be keptclear. Don't put anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don't attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering. When Should an Air Bag Inflate? The ...
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    The air bag system is designed to work properly under a wide range of conditions, including off-road usage....safety belt. See Ofl-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle on page 4-21 for more tips on ... it, then your vehicle does not have the passenger sensing system and it has single stage air ...
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    ..., even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. Air bags supplement the ... occupant's upper body, stopping the occupant more gradually. But air bags would not help... part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the right ...
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    ... people may not evenreaiize the air bag inflated. Some componentsof the air bag module-the steering wheel hub forthe driver's air bag, or the ... This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in CAUTION:...
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    ...or the right front passenger's airbag, the bag may not work properly.You may have to replace the air bag module in the steering wheel or both the air bag module and the instrument panel for the right front passenger's air bag.Do not open...
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    Infant. An infant (less than 1 year old) must ride in the front seat because: my vehicle has no rear seat; my vehicle has a rear seat too small to accommodate a rear-facing infant seat; or the infant has a medical condition which, according to the infant's physician, makes it necessary for the ...
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    ...passenger air bag to pose a special risk for the passenger; and makes the potential harm from the passenger air bag ... potential harm from turning off the air bag and allowing the passenger, even if belted, to... crash, the air bag wouldn't be able to inflate and help protect the person sitting there. ...
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    ... is regular cab pickup or an extended cab pickup and this ever happens, don't let anyone whom ... your vehicle) until you have your vehicle serviced. To turn off the right front passenger's air ...insert your ignition key into the switch, push in, and move the switch to the off position. The AIR BAG ...
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    ... System United States without Passenger Sensing System Canada with Passenger Sensing System Canada without Passenger Sensing System To turn the right front passenger's air bag on again. insert your ignition key into the switch, push in, and move the switch to the ON or AUTO position. 1-73
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    ... visible when you turn your ignition key to RUN or START. The words ON and OFF or the symbol for... conditions. The driver's air bag and the side air bags are not part of the passenger sensing ... passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of the right front passenger's seat and safety ...
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    ... is in the off position or if there is a critical problem with the air bag system or the passenger sensing ... anytime the system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the right front passengerମ. bag is off. If a person of adult-size is sitting in the right front passenger’s seat,...
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    ... may be wrong with the air bag system. If thisever happens, have the vehicle serviced promptly, because an adult-size person sitting in the right front passenger's seat may not have the protection of the frontal air bag. See "Air Bag...
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    ...€™t want the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-IO....
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    ... working properly. Also, the air bag system may not work properly if you relocate any of .... The phone numbers and addresses for Customer Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual. See "Customer Satisfaction Procedure" in the Index. to work properly under a ...
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    ... and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly. Look any other for loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you...or broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.)...
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    ... restraint system in IS your vehicle. A damaged restraint systenI may it, not properly protect the person using resulting in serious injury or even ...a in crash. To help make sure your restraint systems are working properly after a crash, have them inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon...
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    Section 2 Features and Controls Engine Coolant Heater ...2.25 Automatic Transmission Operation ...2-26 Manual Transmission Operation ...2-30 Four-wheel Drive ...2.35 Parking Brake ...2.44 Shifting Into Park (P) ...2-45 Shifting Out of...
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    Section 2 Features and Controls 2.63 2.63 2.66 2.66 2.67 2.67 Cupholder(s) ...Outside Curb View Assist Mirrors ...2-60 Center Overhead Console ...Outside Convex Mirror ...2.60 Front Storage Area ...Outside Heated Mirrors ...2.60 2.61 Center Console Storage Area ...Onstar@ System ...2.63 Vehicle ...
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    Keys 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. I 2-3
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    ...vehicle has one double-sided key for the ignition and all door locks as well as the spare tire hoist lock (if equipped). Remote Keyless Entry System If ... your vehicle to Changes you have spare keys. an authorized service facility could void authorization to get in. So be sure...
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    ... is normal for any remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer to your vehicle for ... on page 2-5. If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. Remote Keyless Entry System Operation If your vehicle has this ...
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    ... tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won't work at the normal range in any location. If ... get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it's probably time to change the battery. ...battery,usecarenotto touch any of the Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage ...
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    ... housing near the key ring hole. Remove the bottom by twisting the dime. 2. Remove and replace the battery with a three-volt CR2032 or equivalent battery, positive (+) side up. 3. Align the covers and snap them together. 4. Resynchronize the transmitter. 5. Check the operation ...
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    Door9 m d Locks m . i There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. You can use the ... - especially children - can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked,... get out. A child can be overcome by extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death ...
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    ... will also automatically lock when the vehicle is out of PARK (P), or for manual transmission, when the vehicle reaches 8 mph (24 km/h). To unlock the doors, refer to the instructions listed previously. The automatic locking feature can be disabled, if ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... set the automatic door lock feature to unlock the doors you select once the vehicle is in PARK (P). If your vehicle has a manual transmission it left the factory programmed to lock all doors when the vehicle speed is greater than 8 mph (12 km/h) for two ...
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    .... Select one of the following four programming options and follow the instructions. You will have thirty seconds to complete programming. If you exceed the thirty... automatically lock and unlock to indicate you are leaving the program mode.) If the IocWunlock switches are not pressed while...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...open the rear door while the security lock is engaged, unlock the door and open the door from the outside. Lockout Protection This feature protects you ...a door is open and the key is in the ignition, all of the doors will lock and then the driver's door will unlock. This feature is located on the ...
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    Rear Doors vehicle Your may be equipped with a rear access door(s) that allows easier access to the rear area of the extended cab. To open a rear access door from the inside, the front door must be opened first. Then, use the handle located on the inside of the rear access Youmustfullyclose a ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... tailgate, do the following: 1. Raise the tailgate slightly and release both retaining cable clips. ... lift the cable so it points straight out and push the cable clip forward. 2. With the tailgate ... angle, pull back on the tailgate at the right edge and then move the tailgate to the right to release ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Windows Leaving children in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-15
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... Turn the hand crank on each door to manually raise or lower the manual windows. Power Windows I...passenger window as well. Your power windows will work when the ignition has been turned to ACCESSORY ...windows to be lowered without holding the switch. Press and hold the front edge of the window switch ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... is engaged. To engage the lock-out feature press the switch, and an indicator light on the switch will illuminate. To disengage the lock-out feature press the switch again, and the indicator light will turn off. When the button is not engaged, the rear power windows will operate....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... or the remote keyless entry transmitter. The security light should come on and flash. If using the remote keyless entry transmitter, the door ... to be open. If the delayed locking feature is active, the alarm will not be activated until all doors are closed and the security light goes off. 3. Close ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...out. 4. Then reach in through the window, unlock the door with the manual door lock and open the door. This should set off the alarm... on the remote keyless entry transmitter or by placing the key the ignition and turning it to START. in If the alarm does not sound or the vehicle's headlamps do not...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...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 Passiock@ at this time. You ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...€ in the Index for more information. e - e e A (LOCK): This position locks your ignition and manual transmission. It’s a theft-deterrent feature. You will only be able to remove your key when the ignition is turned to LOCK. 2-2 1
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... the radio, power windows and the windshield wipers when the engine is off. Key Release Button (Manual Transmission) The ignition key cannot be removed from the ignition... If your key seems stuck in LOCK and you To remove the key on manual transmission vehicles, can't turn it,...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... the transmission. Shift to PARK (P) only when your vehicle is stopped. Manual Transmission The gear selector should be in neutral and the parking brake engaged. Hold ... the way down - that's a safety feature. Starting Your Engine Automatic Transmission Move your shift lever to PARK...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to START and hold it there up to 15 seconds. ... pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the key in START for about three seconds. When the engine starts, let go of the key and accelerator. If the vehicle starts briefly ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... heater can help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine ... heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. Plugging t cord into an ...at least 15 amps. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    Automatic Transmission Operation If your vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, it features an electronic shift position indicator within the ... for your shift lever. PARK (P): This position locks your rear wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...your transfer case in NEUTRAL. is So, be sure the transfer casein a drivegear, is (2H) or four- wheel ...power for passing, and you're: is moving forward could damage your transmission. Shift... (N): In this position, your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...up to FIFTH (5). As the vehicle slows. the transmission will downshift automatically. If you manually select SECOND ...use this feature for reducing the speed of the rear wheels when you are trying to start your vehicle from a stop ...use your brakes off and on. Notice: If your rear wheels won't turn,...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    Tow/HauI Mode (Automatic Transmission) Overdrive Disable (Allison Transmissions) r Your vehicle may be equipped with a tow/haul mode. The selector ... 4-66 for more information. If your vehicle has an Allison Transmission you may have the overdrive disable feature. The ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... disable tow/haul, and press and hold the button to enable or disable overdrive disable. Manual Transmission Operation Five-Speed (VORTEC 6000 V8 Engine) ...FIRST (1) is intended only for heavy loads or trailer towing and is not recommended for normal driving. During the first 500 ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... (R) while your vehicle is moving could damage your transmission. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Also, use REVERSE (R), .... Five-Speed (VORTEC 4300 V6 and 4800 V8 Engines) Here's how to operate your transmission: FIRST (1): Press the clutch pedal and shift into FIRST (1). Then, ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...(R) while your vehicle is moving could damage your transmission. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Also, use ... off your engine and parking your vehicle. This six-speed pattern is unique to GM manual transmissions. The transmission always repositions the shift lever to NEUTRAL, which...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... first 500 miles (805 km) of vehicle use, start the vehicle moving in FIRST (1) gear. This allows the clutch.... If you come to a complete stop and the shift lever will not go into SECOND (2), ...the accelerator pedal. NEUTRAL: Use this position when you start or idle your engine. REVERSE (R): To back up,...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ..., downshift at lower than normal vehicle speeds to prevent the tires from slipping. If you skip a gear when you downshift, you... control over the vehicle. Shift Light - If you have a manual transmission, you may have a SHIFT light. This light will show you when to shift to the next higher gear for ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... position of the accelerator. If your vehicle has four-wheel drive and is equipped with a manual transmission, disregard the SHIFT light when the transfer case is in 4-Wheel Low. Front Axle Locking Feature The front axle locks and unlocks ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...on the bezel near the lever shows you the transfer case settings: 2-Wheel High (2HI): This setting is used for driving in most street and highway situations. ... if the transmission is in PARK (P), or if you have a manual transmission, even if you are in gear. You or someone else ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...See Recreational Vehicle Towing on page 4-53 or Towing Your Vehicle on page 4-53. 4-Wheel Low (4LO): This setting also engages your front axle and delivers extra torque...fuel economy. Also, driving in four-wheel drive on dry pavement could cause your tires to wear faster and make your ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... most street and highway situations. Your front axle is not engaged in two- wheel drive... engaged, but the vehicle's power is sent to the rear wheels. When the vehicle senses a loss of traction, the system will...Shifting the transfer case EUTRAL can cause your vehicle to roll even if the transmission ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... the 4LO indicator light to stop flashing and remain illuminated before shifting your transmission in gear. If the 4LO switch is ... is moving less than 3 mph (4.8 km/h) and the transmission is in NEUTRAL (N). After 30 seconds the transfer case will return to the setting last chosen. Shifting Out of ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... will not roll. 2. Set the parking brake. 3. Start the vehicle or turn the ignition to RUN. 4. Connect the vehicle to the towing vehicle. 5. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N). 6. Shift the transfer case to 2HI. 7. Simultaneously press and hold the 2HI ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Electronic Transfer Case If your four-wheel-drive vehicle has the electronic transfer case, the transfer case switches are located to the left of the instrument panel cluster. Use these switches to shift into and out of four-wheel drive. You can choose among three driving settings: 2-41
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...): 3 This setting is for driving in most street and highway situations. Your front axle is not engaged in two-wheel drive. Shifting the transfer case to NEUTRAL can cause your vehicle to roll even if the transmission is in PARK (P). You or someone else...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... it will not roll: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Start the vehicle or turn the ignition to RUN. 3. Connect the vehicle to the towing vehicle. 4. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N). 5. Shift the transfer case to 2HI. Shifting from 4L0 to 4HI or 2HI To ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... 4LO). 4. After the transfer case has shifted out of NEUTRAL the red light will go out. 5. You may start the engine and shift the transmission to the desired position. Excessively shifting the transfer case into or out of the different modes may cause ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... other parts of your vehicle. If you are towing a trailer and are parking on any hill, see Towing a ... fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. With four-wheel drive, if your transfer caseis in NEUTRAL,... a drive gear - not in NEUTRAL. If you're pulling a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    Pull the shift lever toward you. Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3. Be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear - not in NEUTRAL (N). 4. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 5. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... with the parking brake firmlyset. If you have four-wheel drive with a manual transfer case shift lever and your transfer case is in ... PARK (P). So be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear not in NEUTRAL. Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission) If you are parking on a...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. See Automatic Transmission Operation on page 2-26. If you ...cause your vehicle to roll even if the manual transmission is in gear. Your or someone else ..., see Towing a Trailer on page 4-66. 3. Shift the vehicle to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...CO), which you can't see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: ... touch hot exhaust can parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, dry ... all the windows down to blow out any CO; and Have your vehicle fixed immediately. 2-49
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    Running Your Engine While You Are Parked It's better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. Also, idling in a closed-in place can let deadly carbon monoxide (CO) into your vehicleeven if the fan is at the highest setting. One place this can ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ..., even when you're on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Four-wheel drive vehicles with the transfer case in NEUTRAL will allow the vehicle to roll, even if your shift lever is in PARK ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror Pull the tab under the mirror toward you to reduce ... corner of the mirror face. The compass reading and the outside temperature will both appear in the display at... seconds of inactivity, the new unit will be locked in and the compass/temperature displaywill return. 2-52
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    ... function is turned on automatically each time the ignition is started. To operate the electrochromic mirror do the following: ...off button, is lit. If it's not, press and hold the on/off button for approximately ...between earth's magnetic north and true geographic north. If not adjusted to account ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... of inactivity, the new zone number will be locked in and the comp/temp display will return. 4. Calibrate ... item. The compass does not display the correct heading and the compass zone variance ... corner of the mirror face. The compass reading and the outside temperature will both appear in the display ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... briefly to turn the compass on or off. When the ignition and the compass feature are on, the compass will show two ... approximately five seconds, the display does not show a compass heading (N for North, for example... item. The compass does not display the correct heading and the compass zone variance ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...be displayed in the mirror compass windows. If CAL is not displayed, push in the COMP button for approximately ... direction, or 0 drive the vehicle on your everyday routine and after several turns the compass will become ... earth's magnetic north and true geographic north. If not adjusted to account ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...page 1-74 Outside Camper-Type Mirrors Outside Manual Mirrors Adjust your outside mirrors so ... narrow areas. The use of hood-mounted air deflectors and add-on convex mirror attachments may adversely ... behind you. Pull out the mirror head to extend it for better visibility when towing a trailer. 2-57
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... mirrors can be adjusted by turning the mirror head (B) and moving the outer mirror frame (A) backward or... You can also loosen the nut (C) on the top and bottom of the outer mirror frame to tilt the...mirrors also include a memory function which works in conjunction with the memory seats. See "Memory ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...with outside power foldaway mirrors the mirrors can be folded in toward the body of the vehicle. To fold in the mirrors, move the upper selector switch, located...Press the right side of the mirror control to fold the mirrors toward the body of the vehicle. The mirror glass on one or both sides of the ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... the curb view assist mirror function. This feature will cause the passenger’s and/or driver’s mirror to tilt to a preselected position when the vehicle ... when you are parallel parking. When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (R) and a short delay has occurred, the passenger’s and/or driverମ.
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...and annual fee on some plans) Online and Personal Concierge Services Route Support RideAssist Information and Convenience ... extend your Onstar@services to meet your personal needs. A complete Onstar@user's guide and the terms and conditions of the Onstar@Subscription Service Agreement are included ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... Onstar@at 1-888-4-ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827). Onstar@Steering Wheel Controls (((2If your vehicle is : equipped with the steering wheel ...to your e-mail through your vehicle's speakers, and reply with your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. See the Onstar@manual provided with your vehicle ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... release button forward. 2. Peel the protective backing from the hook and loop patch. Press it firmly to the back of ... your glove box, pull the lever upward and pull the door downward. Cupholder(s) Your vehicle ... console has three storage compartments inside it and the short overhead console has one ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... garage door opener operates properly. 6. With the garage door opener positioned properly and the right number o pegs in place, you should f only have to... to operate the opener. 7. Adjust the position of the garage door opener and add or remove pegs, as needed, until the opener operates properly. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    Sunglasses Storage Compartment If you have the long overhead console, the center overhead compartmentcan be used to store your sunglasses. To open the center compartment, press the release button located at the rear of the compartment door. Place your sunglasses in the compartment door with the ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... front cupholder pulls out and swivels 180" to provide clearance between tall beverage containers and the manual transmission shift lever (if equipped). Your vehicle may have a compact disc holder in the console. If not used to store ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ..., and the radio station presets to your preference. 2. Press and hold the 1 or 2 (for driver l o r 2) button of the memory control for three seconds....The settings for these features can be personalized for both driver 1 and driver 2. Driver 1 or driver 2 corresponds to the memory buttons labeled land...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...2, do the following: 1. Select the desired driver number by pressing and releasing the 1 or 2 button. The seat will move to the stored memory position. ... function are located on the driver's door. This button is used to program and recall the desired driver's seat position when exiting/entering ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ......3.4 Hazard Warning Flashers ...3.6 Other Warning Devices ...3-6 Horn ...-3-6 Tilt Wheel ...3-7 Turn Signal/MuItifunction Lever ...3-7 Exterior Lamps ...3-13 Interior......3-44 Oil Pressure Gage ...3-47 Cruise Control Light ...3-48 Four-Wheel-Drive Light ...3-48 Tow/Haul Mode Light ...3-48 Overdrive ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    Section 3 Instrument Panel Care of Your and CD DVD Player ...3-125 Cleaning the Video ...) ...3-120 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3-121 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-122 DVD Distortion ...3-123 Understanding Radio ...123 Care of Your Cassette Tape Player ...3-123 Care of Your CDs and DVDs ...3-124 3-2
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    ...) E. Multifunction Lever F. Instrument Panel Cluster G Gearshift Lever (Automatic Transmission) H. Tow/Haul Selector and Overdrive Disable (Allison Transmission Only)... Utility Block 0. Parking Brake Release P. Tilt Wheel Lever Q. Lighter and Accessory Power Outlet R. Storage ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key ... hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals won't work. Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... E o Headlamp High/LowBeam Changer To tilt the wheel, hold the steering wheel and pull the lever. Then move'the steering wheel to a comfortable position and release the lever to lock the wheel in place. Flash-to-Pass Feature Windshield Wipers Windshield Washer Cruise Control (If Equipped) ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions. These... raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you... the lever all the way up or down, and the arrow flashes at twice the normal rate... may be burned out and other drivers may not see your turn...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...the windshield washer symbol at the top of the multifunction lever. To spray washer fluid on the windshield, push the paddle. The wipers will clear the window and then either stop ... the band to mist. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after one...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    Cruise Control This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km/h). If you ... can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise control ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...If you leave your cruise control on when you're not using cruise, you might hit a button and go into cruise... you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake or press the ... go right back up to your chosen speed and stay there. 3. Press in the set button at ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... Control on Hills How well your cruise control will work on hills depends upon your speed, load and the steepness of the hills. When ... Of course, applying the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. Reducing ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... the switch to this position turns on the headlamps, together with the previously listed lamps and lights. You can switch your headlamps from high to low-... your headlamps. If you have an electrical overload, your headlamps will flicker on and off. Have your headlamp wiring checked right away if this ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... overhead street lights does not affect the system. The DRL and automatic headlamp system will ... sound when your headlamps or parking lamps are manually turned on and yourignition is off, in LOCK, ACCESSORY, or... vehicles first sold in Canada. If you start your vehicle in a dark garage, the automatic ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...exterior lamps control is in AUTOj the automatic transmission is not in PARK (P), and the light sensor determines ... off, set the parking brake. Shifting the transmission into PARK (P) will also allow you... out of PARK (P). To idle a manual transmission equipped vehicle with the DRL off, set the parking...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... feature, this switch includes wiring provisions for a dealer or a qualified service center to install an auxiliary roof lamp. This switch is ... light on the instrument panel will illuminate when the cargo lamp is turned on and the ignition key is turned to RUN. When the switch wiring is connected ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... the out position. If the dome override button is pressed in, the lamps will not come on. The thumbwheel for this feature is located next to the headlamp ... interior lamps will come on when you remove the key from the ignition. The lights will not come on if the dome override button is pressed in. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...always close the cover. Certain power accessory plugs may not be compatible to the accessory power outlet and could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information on the accessory power plugs....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... equipment, be sure to follow the proper installation instructions included with the equipment. Notice: Power outlets ...use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty. To remove the front ... the cigarette lighter, push it in all theway, and let go. When it's ready, it will pop ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ..., outside air will still enter the vehicle, and will be directed based on the position of the mode knob..... The flow can be divided between vent and flooroutlets depending upon where the knob is placed... most of the air through the floor outlets, and the rest of the air is divided between the windshield...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... the floor outlets, the windshield defroster outlets and the side window defroster outlets. The air ... outside air will still enter the vehicle, and will be directed based on the position of the mode knob.... you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation for your vehicle. f;' (Vent): This mode ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... will light up, flash three times and turn off when recirculation is selected in these... mode the windows mayfog when the weather is cold and damp. To clear the fog, selecteither the blend... the temperature on the passenger's side of the vehicle. Defogging and Defrosting There are two modes to choose...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...grid. Use the air outlets located in the center and on the side of your instrument panel to direct... outlets that allow you to adjust the direction and amount of airflow inside the vehicle. Move... to close the louvers. For the most efficient airflow and temperature control, keep the outlet in the fully...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...or any other obstruction (such as leaves). The heater and defroster will work far better, reducing the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. Keep the air ...-air deflectors, etc., may affect the performance of the heating and air conditioning system. Check with your dealer before ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...Driver’s Side Temperature Knob: Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to manually raise or lower the temperature on the driver’s side of the ...€™s Side Temperature Knob: Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to manually raise or lower the temperature on the passenger’s side of the ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... on the button will illuminate in recirculation. 3-26 2. Set the driver's and passenger's temperature. a To find your comfort setting, start with74°F (23°C) temperature setting and allow about20 minutes for the system to regulate. Turn the ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... following: an): This button allows you to manually adjust the fan speed. Press the up arrow to increase fan speed and the down arrow to decrease fan speed. Press this button to manually change the direction of the airflow in your vehicle; keep pressing the button until ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... (Air Conditioning): Press this button to manually turn the air-conditioning system on or off. When the system ... when the air-conditioning compressor shuts off and turns on again. This is normal. turn the air ...you could cut or damage the defogger and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... or any other obstruction (such as leaves). The heater and defroster will work far better, reducing the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. Keep the air ... the outlet to close the louvers. For the most efficient airflow and temperature control, keep the outlet in the fully opened ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... 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 ofthe warning lights comes on ...
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    Speedometer and Odometer Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (... with the ignition off, press the reset button. Notice: On vehicles with a manual transmission, if you operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded warningareas, your vehicle's engine other or parts ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air bag modules, ... comes on when you are driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. Air Bag Off Light When you turn the ...
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    United States without Passenger Sensing System Canada with Passenger Sensing System 3-34
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    ... identified by the national government, that person won't have the extra protection of an air bag. In a crash, the air bag wouldn't be to able inflate and help protect the person sitting there. Don't turn off the passenger's air bag unless the person sitting there is in a risk group. "Air ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... vehicle) until you have your vehicle serviced. If your vehicle is an extended cab pickup and this ever happens, don't let ... Passenger Air Bag Status Indicator - Canada When the ignition key is turned to RUN or START, the passenger air bag status indicator will light ON and OFF, or the symbol for ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... in the right front passenger's seat, it means that the passenger sensing system has not turned off the passenger's frontal air bag. A child in a rear-... an air bag. In a crash, the air bag wouldn't be able to inflate and help protect the person sitting there. Don't turn off the passenger's ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...there may be a problem with the lights or the passenger sensing system. See your dealer for service. Battery ...running, you may havea problem with your charging system. indicator and the air bag ...If the light stays on after starting the engine it could indicate a problem with the generator drive belt...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    .... Readings in either warning zone indicate a possible problem in the electrical system. Have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible. Up-Shift Light This light is used on some models with manual transmissions. When your engine is not running, but the ignition is in RUN, this ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... the warning light comes on and a chime sounds there could be a brake problem. HaVE? your brake ... the light is still OD have the vehicle towed for service. See Towing Your Vehicle on page 4-53....€™ve pulled off the road and stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service. United States Canada ...
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    ...stays on, or comes on when you're driving, there may be a problem with your Traction Assist System and your vehicle may need service. When this light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly. 3-41
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    ... you turn the system off by pressing the TAS on/off button located to the left of the steering wheel the light will come on and stay on. To turn the system back on, press... or engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the light will come on. Have your vehicle serviced. If the ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    .... If your vehicle has an Allison transmission, and the fluid reaches temperatures of approximately I... so. Set the parking brake, place the transmission in PARK (P) and allow the engine When your ignition ...you can damage the transmission. This could lead to costly repairs that may not be covered under ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... level Restricted air flow to the radiator and the auxiliary transmission oil cooler (if equipped). ... Engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by ... controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good and ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Notice: Modifications made to the engine, transmission, exhaust, intake or fuel system of your vehicle or the replacement of the original tires with other than... Modifications to these systems could lead to costly repairs not covered by your warranty. This may also result in ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...check the vehicle. Your dealer has the proper test equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs Some state/provincial and local governments have ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... and oil viscosity, but readings above the low pressure zone indicate the normal operating range. Notice: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and not covered by is your warranty. 3-47
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... SignaVMultifunction Lever on page3-7. Four-Wheel-Drive Light The four-wheel drive indicator will light up when you shift a manual transfer case into four-wheel drive and the front axle engages. For more information, see Towing a Trailer on page 4-66. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... your fuel gage. None of these indicate a problem with the fuel gage. At the gas station, the fuel ...little more or less than half the tank's capacity to fill the tank. The gage goes back ... to the fuel gage will come on briefly when you are starting the engine. This light comes on when the fuel tank ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... display is located on the instrument panel cluster above the steering wheel. The DIC can display information such as the trip odometer, fuel economy and personalization features.... with the DIC steering wheel buttons you will not have all of the features listed above, and you will ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    .... See Personal Trip and Business Trip next for more information. If your vehicle is not equipped with the DIC steering wheel buttons you can select the ...of fuel your vehicle is getting for the personal trip based on current and past driving conditions. e 0 BUSINESS: AVG MPH - ...
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    ...or if your vehicle does not have the DIC steering wheel control buttons, press the ... odometer reset stem, while TIMER is displayed to start the timer. The display will show the amount of time that ... TIMER is displayed. To reset the timer to zero, press and hold the select button, or the trip odometer ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ..., instant fuel economy and the GM Oil Life SystemTM. If your vehicle is not equipped with the DIC steering wheel control buttons you will not ... fuel economy will then be calculated starting from that point. If the average fuel economy is not reset, it will be continually updated each...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... equipped with the DIC steering wheel buttons you will not have any of these personalization ... WARNING: BOTH (default): The headlamps will flash and the horn will chirp when the alarm is active. ALARM... is active. Choose one of the four options and press the personalization button while it is displayed...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... out of PARK (P). LOCK DOORS MANUALLY: The doors will not be locked automatically. LOCK DOORS... out of the ignition. UNLOCK DOORS MANUALLY: The doors will not be unlocked automatically. UNLOCK DRIVER... in PARK (P). Choose one of the four options and press the personalization button while it is displayed...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... the remote keyless entry transmitter. PERIMETER LIGHTING OFF: The perimeter lights will not come on when you unlock the vehicle with the remote keyless entry transmitter. Choose on of the two options and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... transmitter. Choose one of the four options and press the personalization button while it is displayed ... symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter and the horn will chirp the second time you ... transmitter. Choose one of the four options and press the personalization button while it is displayed ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...as soon as you turn off the vehicle. Choose one of the seven options and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select... the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE (R). Choose one of the four options and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIG to select...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC to select it and end out of the personalization options. Display Language To select your ... the key is removed from the ignition. Choose one of the two options and press the personalization button while it is displayed on the DIC ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... language. English will be in English, French will be in French and so on. When you see the language that you ...display. The following are thepossible messages that can be displayed and some information about them. CHANGE ENGINE... off the FUEL LEVEL LOW message, and toggle through the languages you can...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... button will acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display. RANGE SHIFT INHIBITED (Allison Transmission Only) If the transmissionis unable to shift into a ...NEUTRAL (N) andre-select the desired gear. SERVICE AIRBAG If there is a problem with the air bag system, this message...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM If there is a problem with the brake system, this message will be displayed on the DIC....Your brake s tem may not be working properly if the SERVICE BRAKE BOOSTER message... is a problem with the Supplemental Brake Assist system. If the message is displayed immediately after starting...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... WHEEL STEER If a problem occurs with the 4 wheel steer system, this message will appear on the DIC. If this... driving, the four wheel steer system needs service. SERVICE RIDE CONTROL If a problem ... SERVICE 4WD If a problem occurs with the four wheel drive system, this message will appear on the DIC....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...You may also hear a motor running and feel a slight vibration in the brake pedal or steering wheel when you apply or release the brake pedal even if your ...displayed it can lead to an accident. You should have the vehicle towed for service. Also, see Brake System Warning Light in...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... DIG display. TRACTION ACTIVE When the traction control system had detected that any of the vehicle's wheels are slipping, the traction control system will activate and this message will appear on the DIC. For more information see "...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... temperature returns to normal, the display will turnoff and the transmission shifting patterns will return to normal... situations can cause the transmission to operate at higher temperatures: Towing a trailer Hot outside air temperatures Hauling a large or heavy load Low transmission fluid level High...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...If the driver's door is not fully closed, this message will appear on the display and you will hear ...If the passenger's door is not fully closed, this message will appear on the display and you will hear ...side rear door is not fully closed, this message will appear on the display and you will hear...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... HR to H represent hoursand an M or MN to represent minutes. Press and hold the hour button until the correct hour appears on the ..., press and hold the hour and minute buttons, at the same time, for another 2 seconds. If the time is not available from the station, NO UPDAT will appear on the display ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...left arrow to seek to the next or to the previous station and stay there. To scan stations, press ...station stored on the pushbuttons, play for a few seconds and flash the station frequency, then go ... to stop scanning presets. This radio will seek and scan only tostations that are in the selected band ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ..., FMI or FM2. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press and hold one of the six numbered pushbuttons until ... each pushbutton. To adjust both tone controls and both speaker controls to the middle position, ... BAS or TRE appears on the display. Then press and hold the up or the down arrow to increase or ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... your radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. Base Radio Shown, Base@ ... system haslocked up. Your vehicle must be returned to the dealership for service. If your vehicle is equipped with the Base@ audio system...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... audio and text information, including song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive ..., traffic,weather, emergency announcements and more. Digital Audio Broadcast transmission services are currently available in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Windsor. In fringe ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... radio is equipped with if XMTM Satellite Radio Service), push this knob while in XM mode to ... radio will scan only stations that are in the selected to band and only to those with a strong signal. 4 Finding a... your radio is equipped with XMTM Satellite Radio Service) or DABl, DAB2 (Canada only, if ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...scan only to preset stations that are in the selected band and only those with a strong signal. to 5. Press ... is displayed. The radio will produce one beep and display ALL with the level display in the middle ...your radio is equipped with the XM Satellite Radio Service) or six DAB1and six DAB2 (Canada...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... (Automatic Equalization): Press this button to choose bass and treble equalization settings designed for country/western,...that category and the category is displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button once. If the category is not displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button twice to display the category and then ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...: 1. Turn the P-TYPE LIST knob. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display. 2. Select a category ...off. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. This function does... by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. 3-76...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...not seek to a station that broadcasts traffic. DAB only checks the current frequency for traffic support. This function does not apply to XMTM Satellite Radio Service. Traffic Interrupt Feature: Your radio can interrupt the play of a CD,...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    .... This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer assigned. Tune to ... XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available CH Off ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... are available at this time on this channel. Your system is working properly. There are no channels available ... after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. No channel available ... ID label. This label is needed to activate your service. If you receive this message when you ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... on the display. RDM T and the track number will appear on the display when each track starts to play. .... 4 SEEK b : Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current or to the previous track. Press the right arrow to go to the start of the next track. If either arrow is held or pressed more ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...two seconds. The radio will produce one beep and selected display will now be the default. BAND:...button to stop a CD when it is playing or to eject a CD when it is not playing. Eject may be activated with either ...loaded with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first. If the CD is not...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... audio and text information, including song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive ..., traffic, weather, emergency announcements and more. Digital Audio Broadcast transmission services are currently available in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Windsor. In fringe...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... obstructions. Additional services will be added in the future. For current DAB coverage and other information ... the display between radio station frequency and time. Time display is available with the ignition ... your radio is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service), push this knob while in XM mode...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... your radio is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service) or DAB1, DAB2 (Canada only, if ... will scan only to stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal. To scan... only to preset stations that are in the selected band and only to those with a strong signal. 4 4 SEEK...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...XM1 and six XM2 (USA only, if your radio is equipped with the XM Satellite Radio Service) or six DAB1 and six DAB2 (Canada only, if your .... AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press this button to choose bass and treble equalization settings designed for country/western,jazz, talk, ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... sound toward the front or the rear speakers. To adjust the balance and fade to the middle position, push the AUDIO knob ... that category and the category is displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button once. If the category is not displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button twice to display the category and then ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...following: 1. Turn the P-TYPE LIST knob. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display. 2. Select a category .... 2. Turn the P-TYPE LIST knob. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display. 3. Turn the P-TYPE.... AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. This function does...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... not be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, the information... the artist and song title, call in phone numbers, etc. If the whole message is not displayed, parts...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... seek to a station that broadcasts traffic. DAB only checks the current frequency for traffic support. This function does not apply to XMTMSatellite Radio Service. Traffic Interrupt Feature: Your radio can interrupt the play of a cassette, ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...9696). Updating The encryption code in your receiver is updated, being and no action is required. This process should no ... signal should return. Your radio system is acquiring and processing audio text data. No action ... channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service 1 CH Off Air 3-90
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    ...cont'd) the chosen category ~ ~~ ~~ selected. Your system is working properly. The XM receiver in your vehicle ... after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. ~ ~~ XM Locked Theft... label. This label is needed to activate your service. If you receive this message when you...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...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...but a garbled sound, the tape may not be in squarely. Press the eject symbol to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOL, AUDIO ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... hubs. Remove the tape. Hold the tape with the open end down and try to turn the right hub counterclockwise 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. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ..., it will go to the beginning of the current track. TRACK and the track number will appear on the display. If ... to advance quickly within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two ... it to play the passage. The display will show ET and the elapsed time. The override feature will remain...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...appear on the display. RDM T and the track number will appear on the display when each track starts to play..... SEEK b : Press the left arrow to go to the start of the current or to the previous track. Press the right arrow to go to the start of the next track. If either arrow is held or pressed more...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... appear on the radio display indicating that the DVD is available and can be listened through your vehicles ... radio display. The current radio source will stop and the DVD sound will come through the speakers. ... DVD symbol will go off of the radio display and the radio will display RSE OFF. The radio ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... audio and text information, including song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive ..., traffic, weather, emergency announcements and more. Digital Audio Broadcast transmission services are currently available in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Windsor. In fringe...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...if your radio is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service) or DAB1, DAB2 (Canada only, if ...knob to switch the display between the radiostation frequency and the time. Pushing this knob with the ignition off ...your radio is equipped with XMTM Satellite Radio Service), push this knob while in XMTM mode ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...XMI and six XM2 (USA only, if your radio is equipped with the XMTMSatellite Radio Service) or six DAB1 and six DAB2 (Canada only, if your... press that numbered pushbutton, the station you set will return and the equalization that you selected will also be automatically selected for that ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... designed for country, jazz, talk, pop, rock and classical program types. To return to the manual mode (CUSTOM), press the AUTO EQ button until CUSTOM appears on the display. Then you will be able to manually adjust the bass, midrange and treble using the AUDIO knob. If your ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    .... If the category is not displayed, press either SEEK arrow twice to display the category and then ...the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. When you turn the ignition off and then on again, the alternate frequency feature will automatically be turned on. This function does not apply...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...not be affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, INFO ... phone numbers, etc. 2. Press the P-TYPE button. P-TYPE and the last selected PTY will be displayed on the screen. 3. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... seek to a station that broadcasts traffic. DAB only checks the current frequency for traffic support. This function does not apply to XMTMSatellite Radio Service. Traffic Interrupt Feature: Your radio can interrupt the play of a CD, or ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...) CH Off Air CH Unavail I Channel not in service Channel no longer available This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer .... Your system is working properly. No Info No Info Artist Name/Feature not available ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... XMTMRadio Messages (cont'd) I Not Found XM Locked message after having your vehicle serviced, check with the servicing facility. Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0) Radio ID not known (...radio ID label. This label is needed to activate vour service. Unknown If you receive this message when ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...disc, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Press and release the LOAD side of the LOAD CD ... to play automatically. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display.... for two seconds. You will hear a beep and the light, located to the right of the slot, will begin ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...specific CD, first press the CD AUX button to start playing a CD. Then press the numbered pushbutton... disc after you have tried to push it in manually. The receivers 25-second eject timer will... discs. To eject the disc that is currently playing, press and release this button. To eject multiple discs, ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...on all of the discs that are loaded in random order, press and release the RDM button. RANDOM ALL will ...than two seconds until SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use this feature to ...the player. k SEEK > : Press the left arrow to go to the start of I the current track, if more than ten ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... more information. 2. Check to see that the disc changer is not in song list mode. S-LIST should not... SONG LIST button. One beep will be heard and S-LIST will appear on the display. The recorded tracks ... arrows to select the desired track to be deleted. 4. Press and hold the SONG LIST button for two ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...list on. S-LIST will appear on the display. If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason,...and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3. Press and hold the SONG LIST button ... on the radio display indicating that the DVD is available and can be listened through your vehicles...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... display screen, two setsof wireless headphones, and a remote control. The DVD player power may ... view the video screen while driving and should not try to do so. DVD Player ... player can be controlled by the buttons on the DVD player and by the buttons on the remote control. See "Remote Control"...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... DVD player will continue loading the disc and the player will automatically start, if the vehicle ignition is... If the DVD does not begin to play the main title, refer to the on-screen instructions, as the DVD ... button to turn the DVD player on, to start play of a DVD or CD and to toggle between play ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...remote control. As long as the disc has not been ejected and the stop button has ...all other button operations from the remote control and the DVD player (with the exception of the eject button)....disc. the the If a disc is ejected from the player, but is not removed, the DVD player will reload the disc...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... video screen is not in use, push it up into its latched position. The DVD player and ... position, the infrared signals will not be available for the operation of the headphones and the remote control. Notice: .... If the remote control does not seem to be working, the batteries may need to be replaced. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...return to the previous track or chapter. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright or the previews... play of a DVD or CD and to toggle between play and pause of a DVD or CD... of the next track or chapter. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright or the previews...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...sunlight. This could damage the remote control and-it would not be covered by your vehicles warranty.... sunlight. This could damage the headphones and would not be covered by your warranty. Keep ... will illuminate on the headphones. If the light does not illuminate, the batteries may need to be replaced...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...thered and white connectors input right and left stereo audio. Refer the manufacturer's instructions to for proper connection your auxiliary device. of To use... button will toggle the RSE system between the auxiliary device and the DVD player. Audio Output Audio from the DVD...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...Problem Recommended Action -~ ~ Problem ~ Recommended Action No power. The ignition might not be in on or accessory.... the DVD player and the auxiliary source. The disc is upside down or is not compatible. Press.... The picture does not fill the screen. There are black borders on the top and bottom...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    Problem The remote control does not work. Recommended Action Point the remote control directly at the infrared window below the...been pressed. (The power indicator light will flash.) Problem My disc is stuck in the player. The Load/Eject button does not work. Recommended Action Dress the Load/Eject...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ..., DVDs, XM (if your vehicle is equipped with XMTM Satellite Radio Service), or DAB (if your vehicle is equipped with DAB) depending on ... seat passengers can only control the music sources that the front seat passengers are not listening to. For example, rear seat passengers may listen to a cassette ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... (if your vehicle is equipped with XMTMSatellite Radio Service), or DAB (if your vehicle is equipped with ...of your radio. The feature works automatically by learning a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the radio is moved to a different vehicle, it will not operate and LOCKED will...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. PROG (Program): Press this button to play a station you ... press this button to interact with the Onstar@system. See the Onstar@ manual provided with your vehicle for more information. IF your vehicle does not have Onstar@,...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...in or near the vehicle. * Excludes the OnStap System. XMTMSatellite Radio Service XMTMSatellite Radio gives you digital radio reception from coast... cassettes or a damaged mechanism. Cassette tapes should be stored in their cases away from contaminants, direct sunlight and extreme heat. If they arenମ.
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press and hold the TAPE DISC button for five Care of Your CDs and DVDs Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight and dust. If the ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    Care of Your CD and DVD Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to.... Do not spray directly onto the screen and do not press too hard or too long on... will sound as an example of the new volumeselected. Removing the radio and not replacing it with a factory radio or chime module will...
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    ...or Snow ...4-50 Towing ...4-53 Towing Your Vehicle ...4-53 Recreational Vehicle Towing ...4-53 Loading Your Vehicle ...4-56 Adding a Snow Plow or ...18 Loss of Control ...-4-20 Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle ...4-21 Driving at Night ...4-36 Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads ...4-37 ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... on the floor - makes proper defensive driving more difficult and can even cause a collision, with resulting injury. 4-2 Ask a ... half of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. In most cases, these deaths are the result of someone who was drinking and driving. In recent years, more than 16...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...The obvious way to eliminate 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 ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ..., too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men. Since alcohol is carried ...a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in an increasing number of U S . states, and throughout Canada, sets the legal limit at 0.08...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems haveto do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Sometimes, as when you’re driving on ...€™s easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can provide. That means you can lose ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... it's pavement or gravel); the condition of the road (wet, dry, icy); tire tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of the vehicle and the amount of brake force ... system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine and begin to drive away, your anti-lock ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... is turned on until the problem is repaired. See your dealer for service. Let's say the road is wet and you're driving ... that wheels are slowing down. If one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels. 4-7
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road conditions. This can help you steer around the ... than even the very best braking. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. 4-8
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. The traction control system is enabled every time your vehicle is started. The system will activate if it senses that any of the wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. You may hear or feel the system working or notice a lack...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... off the automatic engagement feature of the TAS. The transmission is in FIRST (1); TAS will not operate in this gear. This is normal. ... or engine-related problem has been detected and the vehicle needs service. If ... come on whenever you start your vehicle. To limit wheel spin, especially in slippery ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... not come on automatically when the engine is started. To do so: 1. Park the vehicle with the ignition off and the transmission in PARK (P). 2. Turn the ignition to RUN; do not start the engine. 3. Apply the brake pedal, press the accelerator pedal to the floor and then press the ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ..., ice, sand or gravel. It works like a standard axle most of the time, but when one of the rear wheels has no traction and the other does, this feature will allow the...traction you can get in a curve depends on the condition of your tires and the road surface, the angle at which the curve ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...Both control systems - steering and acceleration have to do their work where the tires meet the road. Adding...before you enter the curve, while your front wheels are straight ahead. Steering in Emergencies There are ...between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... current system status and operational information. If your vehicle is equipped with the 4 Wheel Steer system ...quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o'clock positions, you can... act fast, steer quickly, and just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...wheel steering. If you want to use 2 wheel steer mode and your vehicle ... to center the steering wheel by turning it to the left or right. : 4 Your vehicle will return to 2 when the transmission is shifted ...If you want to use tire chains, the vehicle needs to be in 2 wheel steer mode. 4: In this mode...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...m.p.h./64 km/h, and above) At higher speeds the front and rear wheels will turn in the same direction. This improves stability of the vehicle during lane changes and sweeping turns. (4 Wheel Steer tow mode): When towing a trailer the 4 wheel steer tow mode provides enhanced stability...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    To engage the4 Wheel Steer tow mode, press the button until the 4 and tow mode indicators light ... the instrument panel. If the tow indicator is flashing you will have to center the steering wheel by turning it tothe left or right. While the 4 wheel steer tow mode, it is in possible thesteering wheel ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... 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 roadway. 4-1 8 Watch for traffic signs, pavement markings and lines. If you can see ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and don't get ... mirrors, glance over your shoulder and start your left lane change ... your right lane change signal and move back into the right lane.... though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. If...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... steering in a curve causes tires to slip and lose cornering force. And in the acceleration skid, too much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin. If your vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the accelerator pedal and quickly steer...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... important that you read this guide. You'll find many driving tips and suggestions. ... air dam. Off-Road Driving with Your Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicle This off-road guide is for vehicles that have four-wheel drive. Also, see ... If your vehicle doesn't have four-wheel drive, you shouldn't drive off-...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    1. Insert a tool into the push-pin slot and pull downward until the push-pin snaps loose. I The front bumper lower air dam ...-pins to remove the air dam: 2. While continuing to pull downward on the push-pin, squeeze and turn the expandable end of the push-pin with a tool until it releases from the ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...following: 1. Line up each push-pin with its intended retainer and push the washer portion of the push-pin toward the retainer until it ... installed can cause improper air flow to the engine and may allow things like fog lamps or tow hooks on the front of your vehicle to be damaged. Always be sure to ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... Be sure you read all the information about your four-wheel-drive vehicle in this manual. I there s enough fuel? Is the spare tire fully inflated? Are the ...ll find other important information in this manual. See Loading Your Vehicle on page4-56 and Tires on page 5-72. 4-24...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... environment - shrubs, flowers, trees, grasses or disturb wildlife (this includes wheel-spinning, breaking down trees or unnecessary driving through streams or ... unexpected obstacles. Your ears need to listen for unusual tire or engine sounds. With your arms, hands, feet and body, you'll need to ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... over many different kinds of terrain. You need to be familiar with the terrain and its many different features. Here are some things to consider. ... of surface you are on, you may experience slipping, sliding, wheel spinning, delayed acceleration, poor traction and longer braking distances. Surface ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... or rough terrain, keep a firm grip on the steering wheel. Ruts, troughs or other surface features canjerk the ... drive over bumps, rocks, or other obstacles, your wheels can leave the ground. If this happens, even with one or two wheels, you can't control the vehicle as well or at all. Because you ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... take some special steps. Use a low gear and get a firm grip on the steering wheel. Get a smooth start up the hill and try to maintain your speed. Don't use more power than you need, because you don't want your wheels to start spinning or sliding. Try to drive straight up the hill...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...the parking brake still applied, shift the transmission to PARK (P) (or shift to neutral if your vehicle has a manual transmission) and restart the engine. Then, shift to REVERSE (R),...way, you'll be able to tell if your wheels are straight and maneuver as you back down. It's best...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...(or pressing the clutch, if you have a manual transmission) to 'rev-up' the engine and regain forward momentum. This won't work. Your vehicle will...A: Set the parking brake, put your transmission in PARK (P), or the manual transmission in FIRST ( l ) , and turn off the engine. Leave...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ~ansmission toPARK (P) (or, ,~ t your m I transmission FIRST (1). But do not shift tne transfer case to NEUTRAL. Leave the transfer case in the 2 Wheel High, 4 High or 4 Low position. ~ Heavy bl ;ing when going down a hill can cause your brakes to overheat and fade. This could ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... the parking brake. Shift to PARK (P) (or to neutral with the manual transmission) and, while still braking, restart the engine. Shift back to a low gear, release ...more weight on the downhill wheels. This could cause a downhill slide or a rollover. Surface conditions can be a problem when ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    .... If you get out on the downhill side and the vehicle starts to roll over, you'll be right ... across an incline that's not too steep, but I hit some loose gravel and start to slide downhill. What should I do? A: If you feel your vehicle starting to slide sideways, turn downhill. This should help ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...Ice When you drive in mud, snow or sand, your wheels won't get good traction. You can't ... you drive on sand, you'll sense a change in wheel traction. But it will depend upon how loosely packed the ... rollover path. Hard packed snow and ice offer the worst tire traction. On these surfaces, it's ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...before you drive through it. If it's deep enough to cover your wheel hubs, axles or exhaust pipe, don't try it - you probably... can cause glazing and uneven braking. Check the body structure, steering, suspension, wheels, tires and exhaust system for damage. Also, check the fuel lines and cooling ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...ahead. In remote areas, watch for animals. If you're tired, pull off the road in a safe place and rest. No one can see ...that somedrivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. What you do in the daytime can also affect your ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ..., 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 .... it's always wise to go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... your wiping equipment in good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper ... through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes.... cause accidents. They won't work as well in a quick stop and may cause pulling to ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...much water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. ... contact with the road. Hydroplaning doesn't happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or if the ... drown. Don't ignore police warning signs, and otherwise be very cautious about trying to drive ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    .... Allow yourself more clear room ahead, and be prepared to have your view restricted by road spray. Have good tires with proper tread depth. See Tires on page 5-72. City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...as you would for a cross-country trip. Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities. You'll save time and...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...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...usually posted. Reduce your speed according to your speedometer, not to your sense of motion. After driving ...be well rested. If you must start when you're not fresh- such as after a day's work - don't plan...it done before starting out. Of course, you'll find experienced and able service experts...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...? lamps: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean? Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for ... as "highway hypnosis"? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness, or whatever....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transmission. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. Know how to go ... there, here are some tips that can make your trips safer and more enjoyable. See Off-Road Driving with Your Four-...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down. They couldget so hot that... lower gears help cool your engine and transmission, and you can climb the hill better. ...may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a ... or Ice Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the road probably have good traction. However, if there is snow or ice between your tires and the road, you can have a very ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... don't have a traction system, accelerate gently. Try not to break the gentle traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. What's the worst time for this? "Wet ice...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... surrounding roads are clear. If you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid sudden steering maneuvers. If You're Caught in a Blizzard If you are stopped by ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... If you haveno blankets orextra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor ...overcome you and kill you. You can't see it or smell it, so you might not know ...will need a well-charged battery to restart the vehicle, and possibly for signaling later on with your headlamps. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... on the speedometer. Notice: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as wellas the tires. If you spin the wheels too fast while shifting your transmission back and forth, you can destroy your transmission. For more information ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...(R) and a forward gear (or with a manual transmission, between FIRST or SECOND (2) (1) and REVERSE (R)), spinning the wheels little as as possible. Releasethe accelerator pedal while ...get you out after few tries, you may a need to be towed out. Or, you can use your recovery hooks if ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... could breakoff and you or others could be injured from the chain or cable snapping back. Notice: Never use recovery hooks to tow the vehicle. Your vehicle could be damaged and it would not be covered by warranty. 4-52
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... consider before you do recreational vehicle towing: What's the towing capacity of the towing vehicle? Be sure you read the ...-wheel-drive vehicles should not be towed with all four wheels on the ground. Two-wheel-drive transmissions have no provisions for internal lubrication while being towed. To ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...set the parking brake. 2. Shift an automatic transmission to PARK (P), or a manual transmission to FIRST (1). 3. Securely attach the vehicle being towed to the tow vehicle. Shifting a four-wheel-drive vehicle's transfer case into NEUTRAL can cause...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    Dolly Towing Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Two-wheel-drivevehicles should not be towed with the rear wheels on the ground. Two-wheel-drive transmissions have no provisions for internal lubrication while being towed. To properly tow these vehicles, they should be ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...found on the rear edge of the driver's door or in the Incomplete Vehicle Document in the cab. The label shows the size of your original tires and the inflation pressures needed to obtain the gross weight capacity of your vehicle. This is called the GVWR (...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... will help you decide how much cargo and installed equipment your truck can carry. Using heavier suspension components to get added durability might...There's also important loading information for off-road driving in this manual. See "Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving" ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...center of gravity should be positioned in a zone over the rear axle. The zone is located in the area between the front of each wheel well and the rear of each wheel well. The center of gravity height must not extend above the top of the pickup box flareboard. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... of items you've added to your vehicle, like a tool box or truck cap, The total weight of any additional cargo you intend to carry. Q: How do I know if my vehicle can ...kg) snow plow. The total weight of all occupants and cargo inside the cab should not exceed 300 Ib. (135 kg). ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... plow on your vehicle: 0 Q: What is front axle reserve capacity, and how do I calculate it? Make sure the ... right corner of the CertificationRire label, as shown. : TRUCK COLD TIRE PRESSURE XXXKPA(XXPS1) XXXKPA(XXPS1) E INFORMATION F XXX *Turn COLD TIRE PRESSURE PRESSION A FROlD xxxxxxxx(XXPS1) ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... the snow plow is 4 ft. (122 cm) in front of the front axle and the wheel base is 10 ft. (305 cm), then: W = 700 Ib. (318 kg) A = 4 ft. (... = 980 Ib. (445 kg) So, if your truck's front axle reserve capacity is more than 980 Ib. (445 kg), you could add the snow plow without ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... proper braking performance. If your brakes can’t work properly, you could have a crash. To help your brakes work properly when a snow plow is installed, always follow the snow plow ...€™s recommendation for rear ballast to ensure a proper front and rear weight distribution ratio, even though ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...is total vehicle reserve capacity? A: This is the difference between your GVWR and the weight of your truck with full fuel and passengers. It's the ... in mind that reserve capacity numbers are intended as a guide when selecting the amount of equipment or cargo your truck can carry...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... of the load floor for measurement purposes. The recommended location for the cargo center of gravity is at point C forthe CWR. It is the point where the mass of a body is concentrated and, if suspended atthat point, would balance the front and rear. The ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... camper, drive to a weigh station and weigh the front and rear wheels separately. This will tell you ... choose the correct hitch and trailer brakes. For more information, see Towing a Trailer on page 4-... consider having the pickup box removed and a commercial or recreational body installed. Before you ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    Towing a Trailer To identify the vehicle trailering capacity of your vehicle. you should read the ...is too heavy, the brakes may not work well-- or even at all. You and your passengers could be... this section. Ask your dealer for advice and information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. Notice: ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... and/or hillyconditions). If you have amanual transmission and you are towing a trailer, it's better not to use the highest ... or heavy load. The purpose of the tow/haul mode is to: 0 0 Reduce the frequency and improve the predictability of transmission shifts when pulling ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... vehicle must be subtracted from the maximum trailer weight. Above the 5,000 Ibs. (2 268 kg) trailer rating, the handlinghrailering suspension is required on C-1500 models and the handlinghrailering or off -road suspension is required on K-1500 models. 4-68
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... 3.08 3.42 I Maximum Trailer Weight I GCWR I C-1500 Regular Cab Short Box (2WD)* 4300 V6 (Auto) F 6 (Manual) 4800 V8 (Auto) (Manual) 4800 V8 4,500 Ibs. (2 041kg) 5,000 Ibs. (2 267kg) 4,000 3,500 Ibs.... up to 1,000 Ibs (454 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight 15 percent to ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...I GCWR 15 percent of trailer weight up to 1,000 Ibs (454 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up ... Ibs. (680 kg) maximum. **Maximum 8,000 Ibs. (3 628 kg) for fifth-wheel or gooseneck. ***Maximum 7,500 Ibs. (3 401 kg) for fifth-wheel or gooseneck. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...) 16,000 Ibs. (7 264 kg 14,000 Ibs. (6 356 kg) Ibs. (7 264 kg I C-1500 Crew Cab Short Box (2WD)* 1 6000 V8 V 8 wI4WS 8,200 Ibs....should be 10 percent to 15 percent of trailer weight up to 1,500 Ibs (680kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up to 2,...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    Vehicle* Axle Ratio Maximum Trailer Weight GCWR C-1500 Extended Cab Long Box (2WD)* 3.42 5,900 Ibs....(1 769 kg) 9,000 Ibs. (4 086 kg) 4800 V8 (Manual) 3.73 4,900. (2 222 kg) 10,000 Ibs. (4 ... of trailer weight up to 1,000 Ibs (454 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight 15 percent to 25 percent of ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    '*Maximum weight 7,700 Ibs. (3,492 kg) for fifth-wheel or gooseneck. ***Maximum weight7,700 Ibs. (3,492 kg) for fifth-wheel or gooseneck. zuJ 356 kg -I 4-73
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    4-74
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...I Ratio Axle 4.10 I Maximum Trailer Weight ~ _ _ I GCWR K-1500 Extended Cab Long Box (4WD) 4800 ... weight up to 1,000 Ibs (454 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to ...**Maximum weight 6,800 Ibs. ( 3 084 kg) for fifth-wheel and gooseneck. Vehicle* Ratio1 Axle I Maximum...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ** Limited to 12,000 Ibs. (5 443 kg) with weight distributing hitch. 4-76
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...C-2500ExtendedCab Lon Box HD 2WD * I I I GCWR * Tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of trailer weight up to 1,500 Ibs (680 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up to 3,000 Ibs. (1 360 kg) maximum. ** Limited to 12,000 Ibs....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... to 15 percent of trailer weight up to 1,500 Ibs (680 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up ... to 15 percent of trailer weight up to 1,500 Ibs (680 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... to 15 percent of trailer weight up to 1,500 Ibs (680 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up ... to 15 percent of trailer weight up to 1,500 Ibs (680 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    * Tongue weight should be 10 percent to 15 percent of trailer weight up to 1,500 Ibs (680 kg). Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin weight should be 15 percent to 25 percent of trailer weight up to 3,000 Ibs. (1 360 kg) maximum. ** Limited to 12,000 Ibs. (5 443 kg) with weight distributing hitch). ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    C-3500 Crew Cab (2WD)* 1 4-81
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... total allowable weight of the completely loaded vehicle and trailer including any passengers, cargo, equipment and conversions. The GCWR for your vehicle should not be exceeded. You can... write us at the address listed in your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information Booklet. In Canada, ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... and the people who will be riding in the vehicle. And if you will tow a trailer, you must add the... some items around in the trailer. Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires Be sure your vehicle's...tires are inflated to the upper limit for cold tires. You'll find these numbers on the Certification ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... between the trailer and the bumper. chains to the attaching point on the hitch platform. If you are towing with an aftermarket hitch follow the trailer or hitch manufacturerମ. chains to the attaching points on the bumper. If you are towing a trailer up to your vehicle’s trailer rating ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...platform (and attachments), safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and... to your lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer to the ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... Light on page 3-48. If you have a 5-speed manual transmission and you are towing a trailer, it's better not to use FIFTH (5) gear. Just drive... lower gear). If you have a 6-speed manual transmission and you are towing a trailer, it's better not to use SIXTH (6) gear. Drive ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    5. If you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear and not in NEUTRAL. ... yet for an automatic transmission, or into gear for a manual transmission. 2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels. 3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the regular ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...4. Stop and have someone pick up and store the chocks. Maintenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service more often when ...on this. Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, axle lubricant,...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... wiring harness, an additional 2-wire harness and 7 pin universal trailer connector are available ... may be equipped with the eight-wire trailer towing harness. This harness with a seven-pin universal ...wire is tied next to the trailer wiring harness for use with a trailer, slide-in camper or cap. 4-89
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...Dark Green:Right Stopnurn Signal 0 Camper/Fifth-Wheel Trailer Wiring Package The eight-wire camper ...feed fuse from your dealer. If you need to tow a light-duty trailer with a standard four-way ...A jumper harness for an electric trailer brake controller and a trailer battery feed fuse are included with...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... be made to the upper stud (A) of the relay. Do not make connections to the lower stud (B) of the relay... battery. Be sure to follow the proper installation instructions that are included with any electrical equipment that you... battery provision, the electrical load must not exceed 30 amps. Always turn...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...Before using a PTO, refer to the manufacturer's or installer's instructions. To engage a PTO on a vehicle with a manual transmission do the following: 1. Hold ... foot is off the brake pedal (and off the clutch on vehicles equipped with a manual transmission). 4. Select the desired engine speed for...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...your foot is off the brake pedal (and off the clutch for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission). 4. Select the desired engine speed by...mph. 3. Make sure your foot is off the brake pedal (and off the clutch for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission). 4. Select the desired engine speed by...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... all of these values are programmable and can be adjusted by your dealer or body upfitter. I f the PTO software ... order to satisfy the requirements of the installed PTO system and body equipment. Step-Bumper Pad Your... bumper. If you will be using the bumper to tow a trailer, and your step-bumper has ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... ...5.47 5.50 Battery ...Jump Starting ...5-51 Rear Axle ...5.57 Four-wheel Drive ...5.58 Noise Control System ...5.60 Tampering...Except Allison Transmission) ...5-25 Automatic Transmission Fluid (Allison Transmission) ...5-28 Manual Transmission Fluid ...5-31 Hydraulic Clutch ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...74 When It Is Time for New Tires ...5-77 Buying New Tires ...5-78 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...5-79 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-80 Wheel Replacement ...5-80 Tire Chains ...5-82 If a Tire Goes Flat ...5-83 Changing a Flat Tire ...5-84 ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...with it. We hope you'll go to your dealer for all your service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll want to keep your GM vehicle all GM. Genuine GM parts have one of these marks...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... of your own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about ...receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you Derform. See Part E: ...hic could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough aboutit....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... has a diesel engine, see "Diesel Fuel Requirements and Fuel System" in the Diesel Engine Supplement. For vehicles ...you accelerate or drive uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that ahigher-octanefuel is necessary. If you are using 87 octane or higher-octanefuel...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...on. If this occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for service. Additives To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United...will help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing your emission control system to work properly. You should not have to add anything to your fuel....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs ...€™ll be driving. Filling Your Tank The fuel cap is located behind a hinged door on the driver’s ... vehicle. Fuel v or is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that can cause very bad injuries. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... likely in hot is weather. Open the fuel cap slowly and wait for any "hiss" noise to stop. Then unscrew the cap all the way. Be careful not to spill gasoline. Clean gasoline ... Lamp" the Index. in 5-8 While refueling, hang the fuel cap by the tether using the hook located on the inside of...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... the container can ignite the gasoline vapor. You can be badly burned and your vehicle damaged if this occurs. To help avoid injury to you and others: Dispense gasoline only into approved containers. * Do not fill a container while it is inside a vehicle, in a vehicle's trunk, ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...do the following: I I I 1. Pull the handle inside the vehicle located under and to the left of the steering wheel. Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up on the secondary hood release located near the center of the grill. 3. Lift the hood. Before closing the hood, be sure fillercaps are on all properly. Pull down the hood andclose it firmly. 5-11
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  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...C. Air Filter Restriction Indicator (If Equipped) D. Engine Oil Dipstick E. Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If equipped) F. Fan G. Engine Oil Fill H. Power Steering ...Fluid Reservoir L. Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If Equipped) M. Underhood Fuse Block N. Battery 0. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 5-13
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    When you lift up the hood on the VORTEC 5300 V8 engine (VORTEC 4800 and 6000 V8 engines similar), you will see the following: 5-14
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... C. Air Filter Restriction Indicator (If Equipped) D. Engine Oil Dipstick E. Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If €quipped) F. Engine Oil Fill G. Fan Y. Remote ... Fluid Reservoir L. Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If Equipped) M. Underhood Fuse Block N. Battery 0. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 5-15
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    When you lift up the hood on the VORTEC 8100 V8 engine you will see the following: 5-16
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... Air Filter Restriction Indicator (If €quipped) D.Engine Oil Dipstick E. Automatic Transmission Dipstick (If Equipped) F. Engine Oil Fill G. Fan H. Remote ...Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If Equipped) M. Underhood Fuse Block N. Battery 0. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil If your vehicle has a ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. Pull ... dipstick has a yellow ring handle and is located in the engine compartment on the passenger's side ... you don't, the oil dipstick might not show the actual level. ( o ..., ." 0 ... ... 8.1 L Engine 5-18...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ...must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 5- 120. Notice: Don't..., your engine could be damaged. The engineoil fill cap for the VORTEC 4800,5300 and 6000 V8 engines is located on...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not ... you choose to perform the engine oil change service yourself, be sure the oil you use has ... 1OW-30 IF 5W-30 IS NOT WEATHER DO NOT USE SAE1OW-40, SAE 2OW-50 OR ANY OTHER VISCOSITY GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED 5-20
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... engine oil and filter. This is based on engine revolutions and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage ... an SAE 5W-30 synthetic oil or an SAE OW-30 oil. Both will provide easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low temperatures...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... it in the trash, pouring it on the ground, into sewers, or into streams or bodies of water. Instead, recycle it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... engine air cleaner/filter is dirty and needs to be serviced. The air cleanedfilter indicator is located on... information on location. See Part B: Owner Checks and Services on page 6- 1I to determine when to check ... cleaner/filter life used. When both service window A and service window B turn orange, ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... backfires, you couldbe burned. Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleanerlfilter off. To replace the engine air cleaner/filter do the following: ... to replace the engine air cleanedfilter. See Part B: Owner Checks and Services on page 6-1I . 5-24
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... Transmission Fluid (Except Allison Transmission) When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic ... trailer towing. Notice: Too much or too little fluid can damage your transmission. Too...or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little fluid could cause the transmission to overheat. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... in THIRD (3) until the engine temperature gage moves and then remains steady for 10 minutes. A...shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 1- The red transmission dipstick handle with the graphic is located at the rear of ... back in all the way, wait three seconds and then pull it back out again. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transmission fluid to use. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6- 18. Add fluid only after checking the transmission fluid ...for your automatic transmission. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRON@ 111 is not covered by ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... Transmission Fluid (Allison Transmission) When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transmission fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and filter... exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little fluid could cause the transmission to overheat. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... Check Procedure The purpose of the cold check is to determine if the transmission has enough fluid to be operated safely until a ... fluid temperature increases. DO NOT fill above the COLD CHECK band if the transmission fluid is below normal operating temperatures. 1. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... inconsistent readings persist, check the transmission breather to be sure it is clean and unclogged. If readings ... to determine what kind of transmission fluid to use. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ... automatic transmission. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRON@ 111 is not covered ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...off, the vehicle is parked on a level place and the transmission is cool enough for you to rest your fingers on the transmission case. 5-speed for VORTEC 4300 V6 and 4800 V8 Engines Shown, Other Manual Transmissions Similar 1. Remove the filler plug. 2. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... Adding fluid won't correct a leak. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to ... the proper fluid. See Part B: Owner Checks and Services on page 6-1 I and Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    .... life 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 on page 5-36. .... Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work as they should. 5-33
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... of one-half clean, drinkable water and one-half DEX-COOL@ coolant .../50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL@coolant. Notice: If ... mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldnମ. much water in the mixture can freeze and crack theengine, radiator, heater core...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ...when the engine is cool. Turning the surge tank pressure cap l...en the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding liquids to blow out and burn you badly. Never turn the surge tank pressure cap - even a little- when the engine and radiator are hot. The vehicle must be on a...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... tank. Notice: Your pressure cap is a pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed ... and possible engine damage from overheating. See "Capacities and Specifications" for more information. If ... in an emergency. Driving extended miles (km) and/or towing a trailer in the overheat protection mode ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... badly burned. Stop your engine if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the engine is ...vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. See "Overheated Engine ...you see or hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get CAUTION: (Continued) I 5-37
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ...a low coolant message, can indicate a serious problem. For more information, see Driver Information ... but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can..., shift to the highest gear while driving - AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE @ or DRIVE (D) for automatic transmissions. 5-38
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ...When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: All Other Engines A. Coolant Surge Tank 6. Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap 8100 V8 Engines C.EngineFan If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it cools down. The vehicle should...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ...it isn't, you may have a leak at the pressure cap or in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water...cooling system. If there seems to be no leak, start the engine again. The engine cooling fan speed... down. If it doesn't, your vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. Notice: Engine damage...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... Tank Gasoline Engines If you haven't found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is ... is hot. Wait for the cooling system and coolant surge tank pressure cap to cool if you ever...are under pressure, and if you turn the coolant surge tank pressure cap-- even a little -- they CAUTION: (Continued) 5-...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... surface. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. 2. ... is still some pressure left. 3. Then keep turning the pressure cap slowly, and remove it. 5-42
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... Then fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture, to the FULL COLD mark. 5. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ...reduces fan noise. Under heavy vehicle loading, trailer towing and/or high outside temperatures, the fan speed increases ...hear an increase in fan noise. This is normal and should not be mistaken as the transmission slipping or making extra shifts. It is merely the cooling system functioning properly....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... unscrew the cap and wipethe dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap and completely tighten it. Then remove the cap again and ... 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 on page...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ...Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before use.... Notice: e When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding water. Donମ. to damage yourwasher fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    .... You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. I ou have too much brake... 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 Fluidମ.
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... can check the brake fluid without taking off the cap. What to Add When you do need brake fluid, .... Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it. This will help keep ... he wrongkind of fl i inyourbrake system, your brakes may not work well, or they may not ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... mean something is wrong with your brakes. Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help prevent brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel nuts in the proper sequence to GM torque specifications. Brake ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Battery Your new vehicle comes with a... is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to... you don't, your brakes may no longer work properly. For example, if someone puts in brake...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to follow the steps below ...damage to your vehicle that wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Trying to start your vehicle by pushing or pulling it won't work, and it could damage your vehicle. 1. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transmission in PARK (P) or a manual transmission in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. If you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear not in NEUTRAL. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight ...your new vehicle. But if a battery has filler caps, be sure the right amount of fluid is there. If it... your eyes or on your skin, flush the place with water and get medical help immediately. Fans or other ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    7. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 9. Now connect the black negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote negative (-) terminal if ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... terminal if the vehicle has one. 12. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 13. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. V8 Engine V8 Engine, Diesel Similar...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    .... 5. Return the positive (+) remote terminal cover to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (-) Terminal B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) and Remote Negative (-) Terminals C. Dead Battery or Remote Positive (+) Terminal 5-56
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ...) below the bottom of filler plug the hole. The proper level for the 1500 and 2500 Series vehicles with QUADRASTEERTM Wheel Steer) is from (4 0 to 1/4 inch (0 to 6 ... to use. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-18. I 1500 Series Shown, 2500 Series Similar 5-57...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    Four-wheel Drive Lubricant checks in this section also apply to these vehicles. However, ...are two additional systems that need lubrication. Transfer Case When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to... to use. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6- 18. Manual Transfer ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... to determine how often to check the lubricant. See Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4. To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level ...the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-18. 5-59
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... so as to allow engine speed to exceed manufacturer specifications. Fan and Drive: Removal of fan clutch (if equipped) or rendering ... of the air cleaner silencer. Modification of the air cleaner. Exhaust: Removal of the muffler and/or resonator. Removal of the exhaust pipes and exhaust pipe clamps....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    Bulb Replacement For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer. See Replacement Bulbs onpage... bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 1. If your vehicle is equipped with two pins, remove the two pins on ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... out. 3. Unplug the electrical connector. 4. Turn the old bulb counterclockwise and remove it from the headlamp assembly. 5. Put the new bulb into the assembly and turn it clockwise until it is tight. Use care not to touch the bulb with your fingers or hands. 6 . Plug in the ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... release lever, turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove it from the turn signal housing. 5. Remove the ... bulb socket into the turn signal housing and turn it clockwise until it locks. 8. Put the ... housing back onto the vehicle placing the hook and posts on the inner side into the alignment ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    Roof Marker Lamps 2. Remove the six screws on the center roof marker lamps. 3. Turn the old bulb counterclockwise to remove it from the socket. 5-64
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    4. Put a new bulb into the socket and turn clockwise until it locks in place. 5. Reinstall the lens and tighten the screws. 5-65
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) and Cargo Lamp I . Remove the screws and lift off the lamp assembly. A. CargoLamps B. Center High-Mounted Stoplamps 2. Remove the ... from the holder back plate. Remove a cargo bulb by turning the socket counterclockwise and pulling the bulb straight out. 5-66
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ... and Fender Marker Lamps 1. Remove the screws and lamp assembly. 2. Unplug the lamp assembly harness.... housing. 4. Unplug the lamp. 5. Plug in a new lamp and snap it into the housing. 6. Reinstall the lamp ... lamp assembly screws near the tailgate latch and pull out the lamp assembly. 6. Reinstall the...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    Your vehicle may have one of the following taillamp assemblies: A. Stoplamp B. Turn Signal C. Back-up Lamp 5-68
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    3. Press the release tab, if equipped, and turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the taillamp housing. 4. Pull...the old bulb straight out from the socket. 5. Press a new bulb into the socket and turn the socket clockwise into the taillamp housing. 6. Reinstall the rear lamp assembly...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... the socket. 4. Put a new bulb into the socket and press it in until it is tight. 5. Reinstall the lens and the... Front Roof Marker Lamps 194 I Front Parkina and Lamo I 3457A I " Turn Rear Marker Lamp, Taillamp and 3157 Stop Lamp** 11157 Taillamo and Stoo Lama** I Sidemarker Lamp ( I f Equipped) I194 ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... should be inspected at least twice a year for wear and cracking. See Af Least Twice a ...more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and... assembly do the following: 1. Lift the wiper arm and turn the blade until it is facing away from...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    .... If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your warranty booklet for details. Unde Ifla_- tires pose thesame _____ , r ... been damaged, replace them. ~ ~~ Poort, ma ained and improperly used tires are dangerous. Overloading your tires can ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ... driver's door, shows the correctinflation pressures for your tires when they're cold. "Cold" means your... you that underinflation or overinflation is all right. not. If your tires It's don't have enough...Too much flexing 0 0 When to Check Check your tires once a month or more. Also, check ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ... unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check ... wheels. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-77 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-80 for more information. Make sure the spare tire is ... page 5-84. If your vehicle has dual rear wheels, also see Dual Tire...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ... 1 If your vehicle has single rear wheels and the tread design for your front tires is the same as your rear tires, always use...rear tires, don't rotate your tires front to rear. If your vehicle has dual rear wheels and the tread design for your front tires is the same as your rear tires, always ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ... certain that all wheel nuts are properly tightened. See "Wheel Nut Torque" under Capacities and Specifications on page 5-120. If your vehicle ..., and the inside rear tires became the outside rear tires. When you install dual wheels, be sure the vent holes in the inner and outer wheels each side ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ... your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining. Some commercial truck tires may not have treadwear indicators. You need a ... bump, bulge or split. 0 The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage that can't be repaired well because of the size or location of the...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... New Tires To find out what kind and size of tires you need, look at the Certificationrnire label. The ... your vehicle. Be sure to use the same size and type tires on all wheels. If you use bias-ply tires on ... cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causinga crash....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ..., space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches (...-production tires. While the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary ... grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not inch e...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. Wheel Alignment and Tire... to give you the longest tire life and best overall performance. Scheduled wheel alignment and ... Each new wheel should have the same load-carrying capacity, diameter, width, offset and be ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    ... GM original equipment wheel. Notice: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, ... height, vehicle ground clearance and tire or tire chain clearance to the body and chassis. Whenever a wheel, wheel bolt or ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ... If your vehicle has dual wheels or P265/75R16 or LT265n5R16 size tires, don't use tire ... on your vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To ... does not have dual wheels and is equipped with a tire size other than P265R5R16, or LT65D5R16, use...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ...Tire Goes Flat It's unusual for a tire to "blow out" while you're driving, especially if you maintain your tires properly. If air goes out ... off the road if possible. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows ... foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the steering wheel firmly. Steer to maintain...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ...If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn...will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 3. If you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, ... 4. Turn off the engine. 5. Put the wheel blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools Extended and Crew Cab@ Regular Cab 5-85
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    .... You'll use the jack handle and the wheel wrenchto remove the underbody-mounted spare tire. 3. To release the bottle jack from its holder, turn the ...counterclockwise. A. Hoist Assembly B. Wheel Wrench C. Extensions D. Hoist Shaft E.ValveStem, Pointed Down f. Spare Tire 5-86 G. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    ...into the hoist shaft. 3. Turn the wheel wrenchcounterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground. Continue to turn... the wheel opening. Secondary Latch System Your vehicle has an underbody mounted tire.... See "Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools" for instructions on storing the spare or flat...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ..., continue with Step 4 of "Removing Your Spare Tire and Tools" earlier in this section. 5. Turn ... (15 cm) of cable is exposed. 6. Stand the wheel blocks on their shortest ends, with the backs ...so that the jack is balanced securely. 8. Attach the jack handle, extension, and wheel wrench to the jack...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    .... Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the wheel opening. Pull the tire out from under the vehicle. 14. If the cable is... secondary latch has released and the spare tire is balancing on the jack. 11. Lower the jack by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    ...blocks (B), the jack handle (C), the jack handle extensions (D), and the wheel wrench (E). If the flat tire is on the rear of the vehicle, you'll need to use both jack handle extensions. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack handle extensions (as needed). Attach the jack ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    If your vehicle has wheel nut caps, loosen them by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise. If you have a center cap with wheel nut caps, the wheel nut caps are designed to remain with the center cap. Remove the center cap. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the jack lift head a little....
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    ...nuts yet. I Front W Location 12 Wheel Drive E ...+ --.. 0 1 I W [rGtion (All Other Series) w _c_ n - w 1500 Series) Rear Location (...jack under the vehicle. If the flat tire is on the front of the vehicle (Two-Wheel Drive 1500 Series vehicles), position the jack under the bracket attached ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    ...badly injured killed. Never get under a vehicle when is supported only by jack. it a Raising your vehicle with ... jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall. To help avoid ... into the proper location before raising the vehicle. Front Position 2WD 1500 Series 5-93
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 469
    ... so that the rear axle is resting securely between the grooves that are on the jack head. Turn the wheel wrench clockwise to raise the vehicle. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the spare tire to fit under the wheel well. 5-94
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 470
    4. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 1 5. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. Rust or dirt on thewheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time.The ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 471
    6. After mounting the spare, reinstall the wheel nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each wheel nut by hand using the wheel wrench until the wheel is held against the hub. Front Position All Other Models 5-96
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 472
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  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 473
    ...GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have ... torque specification.See "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index for wheel nut torque specification... torque specification. See "Capacities and Specifications" in the index for the wheel nut torque specification...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 474
    ...these in the proper place. Notice: An aluminum wheel with a flat tire should always be stored under ... with the valve stem pointing down and have the wheel repaired as soon as possible. Return ...items in the vehicle as shown. A. WingNut B. Wheel Blocks C. Wheel Wrench and Extensions Retainer D. Gloves...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 475
    ...and to the rear. 2. Tilt the retainer downward and through the wheel opening. Make sure that the retainer ... the hole in the rear bumper and into the hoist shaft. 4. Raise the tire part of the way... Cable 5. Raise the tire fully against the underside of the vehicle by turning the wheel wrench clockwise...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 476
    6. Make sure the tire is stored securely. Push, pull, and then try to rotate or turn the tire. If the tire moves, use the wheel wrench/hoist shaft to tighten the cable. Put back the jack, tools and spare tire lock, if equipped. PUSH & PULL 5-101
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 477
    ... your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or ... your vehicle: Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, .... Here are some cleaning tips: Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 478
    ... if stains are stubborn. e Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, ...dirt. 2. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers ...cool water and allow to dry completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 479
    ... may be damaged. Any temporary license should not be attached across the defogger grid. Leather Use... should be cleaned immediately. If dirt is allowed to work into the finish, it can harm the leather. ... waxes may cause annoying reflections in the windshield and even make it difficult to see through ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 480
    ... of color, gloss retention and durability. Washing Your Vehicle Do not bleach or dye safety belts.... abrasives. All cleaning agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface, or they could ... will make them last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak. Apply silicone grease ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 481
    ...and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Exterior painted surfaces are subject to aging, ...metal parts. Windshield and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 482
    ... brushes. These brushes can also damage the surface of these wheels. Notice: When applying a tire dressing, always take care to wipe off any... splash from all painted surfaces on the body or wheels of the vehicle. Petroleum-based products may damage the paint finish and tires. Sheet Metal Damage If ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 483
    ... for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the ...I Description I Usage Chemical Paint Spotting Some weather and atmospheric conditions can create a chemical fallout. Airborne ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 484
    ... on fabrics, vinyl, leather and carpet. I Description Chrome and Wire Wheel Cleaner Usage Removes dirt and grime from chrome wheels and wire wheel covers. Removes dust, ... Polish Odor Eliminator Foaming Tire Shine Low Gloss Cleans, shines and protects in one easy step, no wiping ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 485
    ...code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label SAMPL€41JXl M077G7Fi... windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 486
    ... bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can borrow one ... the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem and not snow, etc., be sure to get it fixed. 5-111
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 487
    ... which is mounted to the fuse block access door. To remove fuses, if you don't have a fuse extractor, hold the end of the fuse between your thumb and index finger and pull straight out. You may have spare fuses located behind the fuse block access door. These can be used to replace a bad fuse. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 488
    ...I RR Wioer SEO ACCY WS WPR I Usage I I Not Used Special Equipment Option Accessory Windshield ... CRUISE UNLOCK (Relay) Ignition, Heated Seats Four-wheel Drive System, Auxiliary Battery Climate Control ... DRIVER UNLOCK TBC 2B TBC 2A Left Power Windows Circuit Breaker Body Truck Controller Bodv Truck ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 489
    ...column. 12-WAY Relay Rear Defogger DEFOG HDLNR 1 SPARE RELAY Used Not CB SEAT CB RT DOOR SPARE -~ ~..~ Headliner Wirina Connector " 1 INFO Driver and Passenger Seat Module Circuit Breaker Right Power Windows Circuit Breaker I UsedI Not Infotainment Harness Connection 5-1 14
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 490
    ... the driver's side of the vehicle near the battery. Lift the cover for access to the fuse/relay block. To remove fuses hold the end of the fuse between your thumb and index finger and pull straight out, ... See Engine Comparfment Overview on page 5- 12 for more information on its location. 5-115
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 491
    Replace cover after servicing. ,--x. Remettre le couvercle en place. .-.. i B+ NOTE: The function and FUNCTION/AMP-GAS FUNCTION/AMP-DIESEL ... for gas and EDU/25A INJ 2/15A diesel fueled engines. See ECMRPVI15A Owners Manual for FUEL HT/15A and #2. functions of studs#I ECMI/15A EDU * REMARQUE: La...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 492
    -1 - Gasoline Engine and Diesel Engine. *2- Gasoline Engine; ECMRPV - Diesel Engine. *3 - Gasoline Engine; FUEL HT - Diesel Engine. ... Engine. STUD 2 *5 - IGN/EDU Fuses GLOW PLUG CUST FEED STUD #I - LBEC 1 I Left Doors, Truck Body Controller, Flasher Module MBEC BLOWER LBEC TBC BATT I Truck ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 493
    ...LP RR DEFOG HDLP-HI PRIME Usage Back-up Lamps, Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Rear Window Defogger Headlamp High ..., Sidemarker Lamps Daytime Running Lamps t Relay) Rear Defog Relay Truck Body Controller Ignition High Beam Headlamp-Left Not Used Daytime Running Lamps ISunroof Vent ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 494
    ...I OnStar/Rear Seat Entertainment I Headlamp Low Beam Relay I IWindshield Washer Pump Amplifier Radio I I I I I A/C COMP Air Conditioning A/CCOMP RR ... BTSl CRANK HDLP-RT LO I Headlamp Low Beam-Left I II Brake Transmission Shift Interlock System Starting System I Headlamp Low Beam-Right I 5-1...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 495
    ...and requirements. Engine VORTEC 4300 V6 VORTEC 4800 V8 VORTEC 5300 V8 VORTEC 6000 V8 VORTEC 8100 V8 Model C/K 1500 & C/K 2500 CIK 3500 Tire Pressure I I Capacities and Specifications VIN Code Type V6 Spark Plug Gap 0.060 inches (1.52 ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 496
    ...the Index. VORTEC 4300 V6 Automatic Transmission VORTEC 4300 V6 Manual Transmission VORTEC 4800 V8 Automatic Transmission VORTEC 4800 V8 Manual Transmission VORTEC 5300 V8 Automatic ...V8 Automatic Transmission VORTEC 6000 V8* Automatic Transmission VORTEC 6000 V8 Manual Transmission 5-121
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 497
    ...VORTEC 6000 V8* Manual Transmission VORTEC 8100 V8 Manual Transmission VORTEC 8100 V8 Automatic Transmission * Vehicles equipped with the optional engine oil cooler....See Engine Oil on page 5- 17. VORTEC 4300 V6 (Vin W) VORTEC 4800 V8 ...Vin V) VORTEC 5300 V8 (Vin T) VORTEC 6000 V8 (Vin U) VORTEC 8100 V8...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 498
    ...Chassis Cab 3500 Chassis Cab 3500 (California) Chassis Cab 3500 Chassis Cab 3500 (California) Chassis Cab 3500HD Chassis Cab 3500HD Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity Air Conditioning Refrigerant R-l34a 34.0 gallons 34.0 gallons 27.0 gallons 23.0 gallons 24.0 gallons 23.0 gallons 128 L (128 L) ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 499
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts *ACDelco@part number ** GM part number ***Denso part number ? A I 518C high-capacity air cleaner filter may be substituted. t t N G K part number 5-124
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 500
    ...16 Engine Cooling System Inspection ...6-16 Throttle System Inspection ...-6-17 Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-wheel Drive) Inspection ...6-17 Brake System Inspection ...6-17 Part D: RecommendedFluids and Lubricants ...6-18 Part E: Maintenance ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 501
    ...Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition,...we breathe. Improper fluid levels or the wrong tire inflation can increase the level of emissions ...recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 502
    ... Maintenance Services” explains what to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are technically qualified and have the ...€™s service department or another qualified service center should perform. “Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” lists ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 503
    ...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...the recommended manner. See Off-Road Driving with Your Four- Wheel-Drive Vehicle on page 4-21. use the recommended fuel. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 504
    ...life of this vehicle. See Part B: Owner Checks and Services on page 6-1 1 and Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections on page ...performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. t + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See Brake System Inspection on page 6- ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 505
    ... Lubricate the front suspension, ball joints, steering linkage, transmission shift linkage and parking brake cable guides. Ball joints should not ... 5-74 for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +-) Cl Allison Transmission Only: Replace the external...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 506
    25,000 Miles (41 500 km) CI Allison Transmission Only: Change automatic transmission fluid and filters if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more... +.) - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you don't use...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 507
    ... - In hilly or mountainous terrain. - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. Except Allison Transmission: If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 508
    ...Check constant velocity joints and axle seals for leaking. CI Allison Transmission Only: Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under ...cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 0 Rotate tires. See Tire Inspection and Rotation on page 5-74...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 509
    ..., condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. 0 Change five-speed manual transmission fluid (with 4300 V6 or 4800 V8 engines only). 0 Inspect engine accessory drive belt...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 510
    .... At the First 100, 1,000 6,000 and Miles (160,l 600 10 000km) and Check dual wheel nut torque. For proper torque, see Capacities and Specifications on page 5- 120. At Least Once a Month Tire Inflation Check Make sure tries are inflated to the correct ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 511
    ... the spare tire is stored securely. Push, pull, and then try to rotate or turn the tire. If it moves, use the wheel wrenchhatchet to tighten the cable. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-84. 6-12 Manual Transmission Check Check the transmission fluid level; add if ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 512
    ...25 or Automatic Transmission Fluid (Allison Transmission) on page 5-28. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed....or NEUTRAL (N). If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service. On manual transmission vehicles, put ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 513
    ... Control System Check Ignition Transmission Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set,...to LOCK in each shift lever position. e With an automatic transmission, the key should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P). With a manual transmission, the key should turn to LOCK ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 514
    Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission Park (P) Mechanism Check Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your...To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transmission in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 515
    ... procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See Service Publications Ordering ... Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body near the exhaust system. Look for broken, ..., a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended at least once a year. 6-...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 516
    ... habits or conditions result in frequent braking. Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-wheel Drive) Inspection Every 12 months ... front axle and transfer case and add lubricant when necessary. A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if needed. On manual shift transfer case, ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 517
    ... No. U S . 1052884, in Canada System 993294, or equivalent). Manual Transmission (5-Speed with Low Gear, RPO M ... (5-Speed without Low Gear, RPO MG5) Manual Transmission (6-Speed) GM Goodwrench Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. U S . 12346190, in Canada 10953477) or equivalent SAE 75W-...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 518
    ... Case Automatic Transfer Case Front Axle Propshaft Spline or One-Piece Propshaft Spline (Two-Wheel Drive with Auto. Trans.) Rear Driveline Center Spline Fluid/...12378557 (in Canada, 88901362). Do not add friction modifier. DEXRON-Ill Automatic Transmission Fluid. AUTO-TRAK ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 519
    Usage Hood Hinges Body Door Hinge Pins, Tailgate Hinge and Linkage, Folding Seat and Fuel Door Hinge Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM ..., Superlube Pivot Points, Hinges, Latch (GM Part No. U.S 12346241, in Canada 10953474, or equivalent). Bolt and Linkage 6-20
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 520
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service and any are additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "Periodic Maintenance" on...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 521
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Serviced By Maintenance Record 6-22
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 522
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) 6-23
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 523
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) 6-24
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 524
    ...United States Government ...7.9 Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...7-10 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-10 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7.10 Customer Assistance Information ...7.2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...72 . Online Owner Center ...7-3 ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 525
    ... and goodwill are important to your dealer and to GMC. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or ... by the dealership without further help, contact the GMC Consumer Relations Manager by calling 1-800-... Vehicle delivery date and present mileage When contacting GMC, please remember that your ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 526
    ... action, use of the program is free of charge and your case will generally be heard within 40 days... you do not agree with the decision given in your case, you may reject it and proceed... electronic version of this owner's manual. Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance schedule...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 527
    ... 1-800-263-3830.) United States Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit,...3-381-0022 Customer Assistance Off ices GMC encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to GMC, the letter should be addressed to GMC's Customer ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 528
    ... (hand controls, wheelchair/scooter lifts, etc.). Mexico, Central America and Caribbean IslanddCountries (Except Puerto Rico and U S . Virgin ... you with free resource information, such as area driver assessment centers and mobility equipment installers. The program is available for a limited period ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 529
    ... miles (16 km). Emergency Towing Service: Towing to the nearest GMC dealer for warranty related disablements... retail lease customers operating 2003 GMC light duty trucks for a period of 3 years/36,... advice, etc.,is available to all owner/operators of GMC trucks, regardless of vehicle or mileage. Just ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 530
    ...you are calling Location, license plate number and color of your GMC truck Mileage of vehicle and description of problem Roadside Assistance is available ...Should you have any questions about roadside assistance, call the GMC Roadside Assistance Center or Contact your dealer. Roadside...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 531
    ... wait. However, if you are unable to wait, GMC helps minimize your inconvenience by providing several ...$30.00 per day supported by receipts. This requires that you sign and complete a rental agreement... may be available. Claim amounts should reflect actual costs and be supported by original receipts. ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 532
    ... available only at participating dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. ... 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 ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 533
    ... Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, ... you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782), or write: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 In Canada, ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 534
    ... for owners and intended to provide basic operational information about the vehicle. The owner's manual will include ... models. In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio, Owner's Manual, and Warranty Booklet. RETAIL SELL ... Model Order Forms Service Publications are available for current and past model GM ...
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  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 536
    Supplement to the 2003 Silverado, Sierra, Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Yukon XL, Sierra Denali Owner's Ma.nual This information is in ... "Passenger Sensing System" information foundin Section 1 of your owner's manual. Passenger Sensing System Accident statistics show that ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 537
    ...child who has outgrown child restraints or if there is a critical problem with the air bag system or the passenger sensing system. For ... frontal air bag, depending upon the person's seating posture and body build. Everyone in your vehicle who has outgrown child restraints should wear a safety belt ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 538
    ... HowDoesanAirBag Restrain? ...Passenger Sensing System ...1-74 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-......All Overseas Locations ...7-5 Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels ...5-107 AM ...3-123 AM-FM Radio... Systems AM-FMRadio ...3-69 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...3-122 Care of Your Cassette Tape...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 539
    ... Automatic Headlamp System ...3-14 Automatic Transfer Case ...2-37 Automatic Transmission ...2-23 Fluid ...5-25, 5-28 Operation ...2-26 Automatic Transmission Check ...6-13 Automatic Transmission ... ...4-42 Before You Drive ...3-111 Body Lubrication Service ...6-13 Brake 2-44 Parking ......
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 540
    ......7-4 ii Canadian Owners ...Canadian Roadside Assistance ...7-7 5-120 Capacities and Specifications ...CarWashesforQUADRASTEERTMEquipped Vehicles ...4-17 CarbonMonoxide ...4-46... ...Center Passenger Position, Safety Belts ...1-24 Chains, Tires ...5-82 CHANGEENGINEOIL ...3-60 Check Engine Light ...3-...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 541
    ... ...7-10 D DAB Radio ...3-123 DaytimeRunningLamps ...3-14 Defensive Driving ...4-2 3.22. 3-28 Defogging and Defrosting ...Delayed Locking ...2-10 Dinghy Towing ...4-53 5-4 Doing Your Own Service Work ...Dolly Towing ...4-55 DomeLamps ...3-18
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 542
    ... System ...1-65 Dual Stage Air Bags ... Dual Tire Operation ...5-74 DVD Care ofYour ...3-124 ... ...2-53, 2-55 Electronic Transfer Case ...2-41 Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs ...3-46 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-23 Battery ...5-50 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...3-44 Coolant ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 543
    ...Pass Feature ...3-9 FlatTire ...5-83 FlatTire, Changing ...5-84 Fluid Automatic Transmission ...5-25, 5-28 Manual Transmission ...5-31 Power Steering ...5-44 Windshield Washer ...5-46 FM Stereo ...3-123 FogLamps ...3-15 Folding the Rear Seat ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 544
    ...GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities ...7-5 G Gage EngineCoolantTemperature ...Fuel ...OilPressure ...Speedometer ...Tachometer ...Transmission Temperature ...Voltmeter Gage ...3-42 3-49 3-47 3-32 3-32 3-43 3-39 HazardWarning Flashers ...3-6 Head ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 545
    ... Ignition Positions ...6-14 Ignition Transmission Lock Check ...Infants and Young Children, Restraints ...1-34 Inflation -- Tire Pressure ...5-73 Inspection ... Steering and Suspension ...6-16 6-17 Throttle System ...Transfer Case and Front Axle ...6-17 (Four-wheel Drive) ...Installing a Garage Door ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 546
    ... Warning ...3-41 BatteryWarning ...3-38 BrakeSystemWarning ...3-40 Cruise Control ...3-48 Four-Wheel-Drive ...3-48 Light (cont.) Low Fuel Warning ...3-49 Malfunction ...44 Passenger Air Bag Status Indicator ...3-36 Safety Belt Reminder ...3-32 Tow/Haul Mode ...3-48 3-41 Traction Off ...3-39 Up-Shift ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 547
    ...Suspension Inspection ...6-16 Throttle System Inspection ...6-17 Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-wheel Drive) Inspection ...6-17 Using...23 Manual Transmission ...5-31 Fluid ...Operation ...2-30 Manual Transmission Check ...6-12 ManualWindows ...2-16 Matching Transmitter(s) to...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 548
    ...@Services ...2-61 2-62 Onstar@ Steering Wheel Controls ...Onstar@System ...2-61 2-62 Onstar@Virtual Advisor ...Operating Your All-Wheel-Drive Vehicle Off Paved Roads ...4-... Overdrive Disable ...3-48 Overdrive Disable (Allison Transmissions) ...2-29 OverheatedEngine Protection Operating Mode (...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 549
    ...That Burn ...2-49 Lumbar Controls ...1-4 Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission 1-4 Seat ...Park (P) Mechanism Check ...6-15 Steering Fluid ...5-44 ...4-87 Parking on ... ...6-4 Power Winches ...4-92 Part B - Owner Checks and Services ...6-11 Programmable Automatic Locks Door ...2-10...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 550
    ... ...3-114 Remote Control ...Remote Keyless Entry System ...2-4 Remote KeylessEntrySystem. Operation ...2-5 Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire ...5-92 Removing the Spare Tire and Tools ...5-85 5-70 Replacement Bulbs ...5-50 Replacing Brake System Parts ......
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 551
    ... Wear Safety Belts Properly ...1-15 Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ...1-14 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults ...1-29 RearSeatPassengers ...Latches ...1-7 Seats Head Restraints ...1-7 Heated Seats ...1-5 Manual ...1-3 2-67 Memory ...Power Lumbar ...1-4 Power ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 552
    ...Rainy Weather Tips ...4-40 Spare Tire Check ...6-12 Special Fabric Cleaning Problems ...5-103 Specifications. Capacities ...5-120 Speedometer ...3-32 Starter Switch Check ...6-13... Area ...2-66 Glove Box ...2-63 Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools ...5-99 Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 553
    ... Content Theft-Deterrent ...2-18 Passlock@...2-20 Throttle System Inspection ...6-17 Tilt Wheel ...3-7 Tire Inflation Check ...6-1 1 Tires ...5-72... Tire Pressure ...5-73 Inspection and Rotation ...5-74 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...5-79 Tires (cont.) Wheel Alignment and Balance Tire ...5-80 Wheel ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 554
    ... HOT IDLE ENGINE (AllisonTransmissionOnly) ...3-66 TransferCase ...5-58 Transfer Case and Front Axle (Four-wheel Drive) Inspection ...6-17 Transmission Fluid.Automatic ...5-25, 5-28 5-31 Fluid,Manual ...Temperature Gage ...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 555
    ...What Kind of Engine Oil to Use ...5-20 What to Add ...5-48 What to Do with Used Oil ...5-22 What to Use ...5-34, 5-45, 5-46, 5-57 Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-80 Replacement ...5-80 5-19 When to Add Engine Oil ...When to Change Engine...
  • 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 556



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