2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner's Manual

2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Manual

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  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Bumper-to-Bumper 3-years/36,000 miles (60 000 km) Limited Warranty Every 2000 Silhouette under warranty is backed with the following services: 1-800-442-OLDS ( For vehicles purchased in Canada, call 1-800-268-6800) that provides in an emergency: Courtesy ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 10423673 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999 All Rights Reserved i
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... Features and Controls Section 2 Keys and Door Locks Remote Lock Control (Option) Automatic Transaxle Parking Brake Windows Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Windshield Wipers Cruise Control Interior and Exterior Lamps Mirrors Storage Compartments...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    .../CD Player Radio Theft-Deterrent Feature Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) Your ... Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Steering Driving Tips for Various Road Conditions Recreational Vehicle ... Vehicle Towing a Trailer Problems on the Road Section 5 Hazard Warning Flashers Jump Starting Towing ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... Compartment Air Filter Brakes Bulb Replacement Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Tires and Wheels Appearance Care ... Breakers Capacities and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Maintenance Schedule Section 7 Scheduled Maintenance Owners Checks and Services Periodic Maintenance ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Section 9 In the Index you will find an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. You can use it to quickly find something you want to read. Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Service Station Guide v
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, OLDSMOBILE, the OLDSMOBILE Rocket Emblem and the name SILHOUETTE are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. ...If you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it. For Canadian Owners Who Prefer...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. ... others could be hurt. Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly.... to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings ... also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE. viii
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... you may find on your vehicle. For example, these symbols are used on an original battery: CAUTION POSSIBLE INJURY PROTECT EYES BY SHIELDING CAUSTIC ... are on some of your controls: WINDSHIELD WIPER These symbols are used on warning and indicator lights: Here are some other symbols you may see: ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Service Station Guide Battery See Section 6 Windshield Washer Fluid See Section 6 Tire Pressure See Section 6 For a ... Oil See Section 6 Secondary Hood Release See Section 6 Cooling System See Section 5 Hood Release See Section 6 Fuel Use unleaded gas only, 87 Octane or higher. See Section 6
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... Restraint Systems Here you'll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn about... Wear Safety Belts Properly Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position Supplemental Restraint...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... place, release the lever and try to move the seat with your body. Driver's 4-Way Manual Seat To raise the seat, pull up on the lever located on the front right side of the seat. To lower the seat, push the lever down. Use the lever located on the front left side of the seat to adjust the seat ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. ... Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Manual Front Passenger Seats To move ...switch up. Hold the switch down to lower the front of the seat. Center Control (B): Move the seat ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...right switch is for the front passenger's seat. Press the top of the switch to turn the heater on. The indicator light on the switch will glow. Press the bottom of the switch to turn the heater off. The heated seat switch will turn off when the ignition is ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... you're reclined like this. The shoulder belt can't do its job because it won't be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you could go into ...belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... in your vehicle have levers and straps used to adjust, remove and reinstall the seats. By using the levers and straps, in the correct order, you can easily remove the seats from your...the diagram above when the text in this manual tells you what sets of floor cups to use for each seat. 1-6...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...sleeve against the Velcro patch to secure it in place. 3. Use the clip on the safety belt to secure the belt after it is disconnected from the mini-... pull the sleeve away from the Velcro patch and use the safety belt as usual. The sleeve should slide freely when not in use. Flip and Fold Feature The...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... seat can be either folded down or reclined. The following explains how to use either the nylon strap or the lever to fold or recline the ... the seatback, lift up on this lever located on the front of the seatback. Use the lever to raise or lower the seatback to the desired position. When raising or ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... and slide the seat forward to allow for extra storage behind the seat, or slide the seat back to allow extra room for passengers. Release the lever. Push and pull on the seat to be sure it is locked into place. One is located below the center, in the front of each section of the split bench. 1-9
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... the side attachment for the safety belt. This mini-buckle is located on the right side of the seat. 2. Push the red center of the ...a pen to remove the seat belt, if needed. 5. From behind the bench seat, pull the nylon strap at the center of the base of the seat to release the rear latches from the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... (40) section of the 40/60 split bench uses the A and B sets of floor cups. 6. To unlatch the ... (60) section of the 40/60 split bench uses the C and D sets of floor cups. D The left section ... right section of the 50/50 split bench uses the See "Seat Controls" in the beginning of this section for ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... the solid crossbar while placing the front hooks of the bench seat onto the front two floor pins. 2. Make sure the bench seat is angled so that the front hooks clear the floor pins. If the front legs are not attached correctly, the rear legs will not attach to the rear set of floor pins. 1-12
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... seatback recliner lever or pull the nylon strap on the back of the seat and raise the seatback until it locks upright. If the front latches are not attaching correctly, check that the seat is in the full rear position. 3. Firmly push the rear hooks onto the rear floor pins by pushing down on the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... the mini-buckle so that the safety belt is ready for use when a passenger uses the seat. The buckle reattaches by pushing the latch into the buckle until the red center pops out ..., always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted. 1-14
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... seat can be either folded down or reclined. The following explains how to use either the nylon strap or the lever to fold or recline the seatback.... seatback, lift up on this lever located on the front of the seatback. Use the lever to raise or lower the seatback to the desired position. To raise a ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ...Lift up either lever and slide the seat forward to allow for extra storage behind the seat, or slide the seat back to allow extra room for passengers. Release the lever. Push and pull on the seat to be sure it is locked into place. One is located below the center, in front of the bucket seat. 1-16
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... adjuster levers and sliding the seat fully rearward. You can also lift the lever on the side of the seat to release the rear latches from the floor pins. Do not let go of the straps or lever until the seat is folded all the way forward. 3. From behind the seat, pull the nylon strap at the base of...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ..., showing where the seat must go. Follow that diagram. See "Seat Controls" in the beginning of this section ... then pulling it out. This should be done in one motion. The CENTER OR LEFT seat fits in the center location or in either left location, the A and B, C and D or G and H sets of floor cups....
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... front two floor pins. If the front latches are not attaching correctly, check that the seat is in the full rear ... front hooks clear the floor pins. If the front legs are not attached correctly, the rear legs will not attach to the rear set of floor pins. 3. Firmly push the rear hooks onto the rear ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... check that it is locked in place. The captain's chairs adjust like the manual front passenger seats. The seatback can be reclined or raised ...you lean forward and take the weight off the seatback. The armrests can be lowered or raised for entering or exiting the vehicle. CAUTION: If the seatback ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... the Captain's Chairs Lift the lever and fold the seatback forward. The seatback will lock into place when you push it back to the upright position. The seatback lever will not lift and fold if the seatback is at an 88_ angle or less. 1. Pull the nylon strap behind the chair to release the rear ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Replacing the Captain's Chairs The left chair goes in the A and C sets of floor pins. The right chair goes in the D and F sets of floor pins. 2. The seat can then be lifted off the front floor pins and removed from the vehicle. 1. Hook the front latches over the front floor pins. 1-22
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    CAUTION: A seat that isn't locked into place properly can move around in a collision or sudden stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to lock the seat into place properly when installing it. CAUTION: 2. Push the rear of the seat down to lock the rear latches onto the rear set of ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    Safety Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not ...belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. CAUTION: Don't let anyone ride where ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ...a lot! Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-25
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-26
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-27
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers Q: Won't I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if ... safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has air bags,...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    .../h). Safety belts are for everyone. How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Adults This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware...are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    Driver Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat... belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 1-30
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, ... even fatal 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. 5. To make the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... Height Adjuster Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for...adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster ... so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt... 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. A: ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... this. The belt would 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 pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries. Be sure the belt goes under the armrests. A: The belt is...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would ... injure internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-37
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all ... should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it's more likely that ... earlier in this section. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way as the driver's safety belt ... happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again. 1-39
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) This part explains the frontal and side impact Supplemental ... ejected from it. Air bags are "supplemental restraints" to the safety belts. All air bags are designed to work ...your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly -- whether or not there's an air bag ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    .... Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children." There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which .... The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. 1-42
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into ... and don't attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag... front passenger's side impact air bag is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the door. 1-43
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... gas from the inflator, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel, instrument panel and the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door. 1-44
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... right front passenger's side impact air bags -- will be hot for a short time. The parts of the bag that come into contact with you may be warm, but not too hot to touch. ... out of the vehicle after an air bag inflates, then get fresh air by opening a window or a door. 1-45
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. diagnostic module, which records information about the frontal air bag ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag systems in several places... ones, and probably other new parts for your safety belt system. See "Replacing Restraint...connectors. They are probably part of the air bag systems. Be sure to follow proper service procedures,...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... Passenger Positions Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder ... up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get ... may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If ... back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 2. Push ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... 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" at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    .... This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... belt should fit against your body. Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small ... vehicle may have rear shoulder belt comfort guides. This feature will provide added safety belt ... small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide pulls the belt away from the neck and head....
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 1. Remove the guide from its storage clip on the side of the seatback. 1-52
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as ... belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    Center Passenger Position (Bench Seat) Lap Belt If your vehicle has a third row rear bench seat, someone can sit in the center position. When you sit in the center position of the bench seat, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... plate to make sure it is secure. 3. Feed the lap belt into the retractor to tighten it. 4. Position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... on only one side, there are certain places a CENTER OR LEFT type bucket seat should, and should not, be used. See "Seats" in the Index. If the CENTER OR LEFT bucket seat is used on the left side of the vehicle, the person sitting there should use the lap...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...facing restraint settles into the restraint, so the crash forces can be distributed across the strongest part of the infant's body, the back and shoulders. A baby should be ... its parents unless there is an infant restraint available for the baby's first trip in a motor vehicle. 1-58
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby in an infant restraint. CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    Built-in Child Restraint (Option) Bucket Seat 60/40 Bench Seat If your vehicle has this option in a bucket seat, each bucket seat that has the built-in child restraint fits in only one location in your vehicle. To find out where a bucket seat that has a built-in child restraint must be located in...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Each child restraint is designed for use only by ...are above the shoulder belt slots for the five-point child restraint harness system shouldn't use this ... regular seat cushion and use the vehicle's adult safety belts. CAUTION: BEFORE YOU USE ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... the Built-In Child Restraint 1. Raise the head restraint until the lower edge of the head restraint is even with the top of the seatback.... Rotate the head restraint rearward until it touches the top of the seatback. Make sure there is no gap between the lower edge of the head restraint and the top ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    3. Lower the child restraint cushion. You'll be using the child restraint's harness (A) to secure your child. Don't use the vehicle's safety belts. 1-63
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...on the vehicle's regular seat and use the vehicle's adult safety belts. WARNING! FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS ON THE USE OF THIS CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CAN RESULT IN YOUR CHILD STRIKING THE VEHICLE'S INTERIOR DURING ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... that may prevent you from securing the latch plates. If you can't secure a latch plate, see your dealer for service before using the child restraint. 8. Place the other side of the harness over the child's shoulder. 9. Push the latch plate into the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...keep the harness in place on the child's shoulders. If the harness isn't on the child's shoulders, it won't be able to restrain the child's upper body in a sudden stop or crash. The child could be seriously injured. Make sure the harness clip is properly fastened. 11. Now fasten the left ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...€™s chest. Make sure the harness and buckle strap are not twisted. 13. Adjust the position of the harness on the childମ. shoulder by moving the clip up or down along the harness. On each side of the harness, the shoulder part should be centered on the child’s shoulder. The harness should be away ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Removing the Child from the Built-In Child Restraint 2. Unlatch the harness by pushing the button on the buckle. 1. Unfasten the shoulder harness clip. 3. Move one side of the harness off the child's shoulder. 4. Move the other side of the harness off the child's shoulder. 5. Remove the child ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    Storing the Built-In Child Restraint Always properly store the built-in child restraint before using the vehicle's lap-shoulder belt. 2. Fold the child restraint cushion and leg rest up into the seatback. 3. Press the child restraint ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... vehicle, your built-in child restraint needs to be periodically checked and may need to have parts replaced after a crash. See "Checking Your Restraint Systems" and "Replacing Seat and Restraint System Parts After a Crash" in the Index. 1-70
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ..., but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. An infant car bed (A) is a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle. It's an infant restraint ... car bed, make sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. 1-71
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... age. This type of restraint faces the rear so that the infant's head, neck and body can have the support they need in a frontal crash. Some infant seats come in two parts -- the base stays secured in the vehicle and the seat part is removable. 1-72
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... are designed to help protect children who are from 20 to 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years of age. One type, a convertible restraint, is designed to be used either as a rear-facing infant seat or a forward-facing child seat. 1-73
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle, but the child also has to be secured within the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... in the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle -- even when no child is in it. In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top strap, and that the strap be anchored. In the United ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    A child restraint with a top strap should only be used in the second or third row. Don't use a child restraint with a top strap in the right front passenger's position or in the center position of a third row seat, because there's no place to anchor the top strap. An...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    Second Row Outside Passenger Position Third Row Outside Passenger Positions 3. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 1-78
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... vehicles have a child restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor. You can tell if your vehicle has this feature by pulling the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor. Then, let ... retractor has the child restraint locking feature. If the belt doesn't lock and you can pull ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. D If... the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward... may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Seat Position (Third Row Bench Seat) You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... 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 child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. You'll be using the lap belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... out without stopping. 3. While holding it out, run the belt through or around the child restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button ... positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to....
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...it back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... rear seat is a safer place, you can secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat. You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... vehicles have a child restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor. You can tell if your vehicle has this feature by pulling the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor. Then, let ... retractor has the child restraint locking feature. If the belt doesn't lock and you can pull ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... push down on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. D If your ... restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly. D Children who aren't buckled up can be ..., a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder belt ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under ...the hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt isn't long enough to fasten, your ... vehicle that you choose. Don't let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach it to the regular safety belt. Checking Your Restraint ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...€™ve had a crash, do you need new safety belts or built-in child restraint parts? After a very minor collision, nothing may be ... and repairs may be necessary even if the safety belt or built-in child restraint wasn’t being used at the time of the collision. If an air bag inflates, you’ll need to ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... features on your vehicle, and information on starting, shifting and braking. Also explained are the instrument panel...Your Engine While You're Parked Windows Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Exterior ...Information System Warning Lights, Gages, Messages and Indicators Message Center Driver Information ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-2
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    The master key can be used for the ignition as well as all door locks, the liftgate lock and the ...key. If you need a new key, contact your Oldsmobile dealer, who can obtain the correct key code. In an emergency, call Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance at 1-800-442-OLDS (6537). (In Canada, call 1-800-268...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ..., lock your doors, and you will be far better off whenever you drive your vehicle. ... to lock and unlock your vehicle. From the outside, use your key or the remote lock control transmitter (... the rear of the vehicle. To lock either front door from the inside, push the manual locking lever forward. To ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... rear of the power lock switch on either front door. If your vehicle is equipped with the content theft... feature, move the locking lever to the unlock position on the door you want to open. When the liftgate has ...license plate. This is also true if you use the optional remote lock control transmitter....
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... is open, the first time you attempt to lock the doors using the power lock switch or the remote lock ...will lock. You can lock the doors immediately by using the power door lock switch or the remote lock ...last door closed locking feature will be used to lock the sliding door after it has been closed. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... driver's door is open while the keys are in the ignition, a chime will sound and you will not be able to use your power door lock switch to lock the vehicle. If you don't leave the keys in the ignition or if you use the manual door lock, you could still lock your keys in your ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. At times you may notice a decrease in range.... necessary. See the instructions that follow. qualified technician for service. D If you're still having trouble, see your...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...lock control transmitter will have this feature. When you use the remote lock control transmitter to lock ..., see "Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices" in the Index. Remote Unlock Confirmation ... control transmitter will have this feature. When you use your remote lock control transmitter...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... to change the battery. Replacing the Battery in the Remote Transmitter NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter. 1. Insert ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Resynchronization Your remote lock control system uses a continually changing code for increased security. Normally,... battery 2. Gently pry the battery out of the transmitter. Do not use the metal flanges to "pop out" the battery. 3. Replace the battery. 4. Reassemble the transmitter. Make sure ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    .... The switches will vary with the options that are on your vehicle. It is useful to become familiar with them since they are used frequently while operating the vehicle. Instrument Panel Switchbank Overhead Console Switchbank..., rear window wiper/washer, fog lamps, traction control and heated seats....
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices Your vehicle's locks and lighting systems can be programmed with several different features. The features you can program depend on the options that came with your vehicle. The following chart shows the features that can be programmed. To determine ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...and Exit Lighting With delayed illumination, the interior lamps will stay on for about 25 seconds after all the doors and the liftgate are closed. With exit lighting, the interior lamps will ...and liftgate are closed, or until you lock the doors.) Mode 3: Exit Lighting Only (The interior lamps will...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... 1: Both Features Off (Automatic door locking and unlocking is disabled. You will always need to lock your doors manually before driving to increase occupant safety.) Mode 2: Automatic Door Locking Only D The automatic door unlock feature is turned off. D...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press LOCK on the power door lock switch. 3. Count the number of chimes you hear. ... door open, you won't be able to lock the doors using the power door lock switch. 2-16
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    Mode 3: Last Door Closed Locking Only (If the power door lock switch or remote lock control transmitter (if equipped) is used to lock the vehicle while any door or the liftgate is open, you will hear three chimes. The doors will not lock. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. D When you use the remote lock control transmitter to unlock your vehicle... you know your vehicle is locked, and D When you use the remote lock control transmitter to unlock your ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... know the command has been received. D When you use the remote lock control transmitter to Mode ...shock sensors sensitivity can be adjusted, by your Oldsmobile Dealer, if more or less sensitivity ..., see "Programmable Modes" following. D When you use the remote lock control transmitter to unlock ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... Vehicles are delivered programmed in Mode 4. To change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Turn ...set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...theft-deterrent system, the system must be turned on by using Modes 1, 2 or 4 listed previously in this section under ... the system when you lock the doors using either power door lock switch while... transmitter. D The system will disarm when you unlock the doors Mode 2: Remote Lock Control Transmitter...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...to run while in Mode 2; your key can no longer disarm the system. If your vehicle ... Arming and Disarming To change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2....The system will arm when you lock the doors using either power door lock switch while any ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...chimes that matches the mode you want. 6. Remove your key from the door key cylinder. The mode you selected is now set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions next in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Sliding Door To open the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...: If your vehicle is facing downward on a steep grade (15 percent or more), the door may not stay open and could slam shut, possibly injuring someone. To make sure the door does not slam shut, be sure to hold it open until everyone is clear of the door, and only then allow it to slowly close. 2-24
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... door override switch. Lock the sliding door from inside the vehicle by moving the manual locking lever down. Unlock it by moving the lever up. With power door locks, ... a delay feature. See "Power Door Locks" or "Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices" in the Index. 2-25
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... door switch is turned off, you will not be able to open the door using the switch located on the overhead console switchbank, the wall-mounted switch in front of the passenger's sliding ...an automatic car wash, be sure the power sliding door is turned off. If it isn't, the power sliding ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... or others could fall out of the vehicle and be injured. Always make sure the power sliding door is closed and latched before you drive away. If anything obstructs the power sliding door while it is closing, the door will automatically reverse to ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... path is clear before closing the door. If you want to open the power sliding door when the switch is turned on, pull the inside or outside handle and let go. The door will open ... when the power sliding door switch is off, pull the inside or outside handle and slide the door all the way back. 2-28
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... door, on the front edge of the door. To access the lever, open the sliding door. Use the security lock label on the edge of the door as a guide. This lock is on both doors. To use the security lock,... or other passengers from opening the sliding door by using the inside door handle. If your ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... in the rear won't be able to open the sliding door from the inside when the security lock feature is in use. 1. Check to be sure the power sliding ... door may operate incorrectly or not at all because of the following conditions: D A low voltage or dead battery, D disconnecting the battery, or D ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... Make sure all other windows are shut. D Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system ...turn the key in the cylinder clockwise. To lock the liftgate using the key, turn the key counterclockwise. Open the liftgate using the handle above the license plate. Once slightly opened, the liftgate will rise ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ...and take it with you. Always do this. Your steering wheel will be locked, and so will your ignition and... handle, then firmly shut the liftgate. Don't drive with the liftgate open, even slightly. See "... Index. A message in your message center will warn you if the liftgate is not completely closed. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to keep your valuables ...the transmitter with you. D Lock all the doors except the driver's. A light located on top of your instrument panel (near the center of the vehicle, next to the windshield) will flash...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... to enter the vehicle (without using the remote lock control transmitter or a key), breaks a window, tries to ...Switch Your alarm system will arm when you use either power door lock switch to lock the ... system will arm when you use your key to lock the doors. The security light will turn on to let you ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...system will disarm when you use your remote lock control transmitter to unlock the doors. The security light will stop ... or qualified technician for service. Disarming with Your Key Your alarm system will disarm when you use your key to unlock the doors. The security light will stop flashing to let ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. PASS...-Key III system senses that someone is using the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicleମ. being delivered to the engine. Anyone using a trial-and-error method to start the vehicle will be discouraged...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...: 1. Insert the ignition key in the ignition and start the engine. If the engine will not start see your dealer for service. 2. After the engine has started, turn ... 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings aren't yet broken in. Hard stops with new ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... wheel, ignition and transaxle, but does not send electrical power to any accessories. Use this position if your vehicle must be pushed or towed,...when the engine is running. But even when the engine is not running, you can use RUN to operate your electrical power accessories, ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...-- that's a safety feature. To restart when you're already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. NOTICE: Holding your key in START for longer than 15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. Wait ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. ...your engine might not perform properly. If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see the part of this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your vehicle. See ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...three-prong 110-volt AC outlet. If the cord won't reach, use a heavy-duty three-prong extension cord rated for at... heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    .... There are several different positions for your shift lever. PARK (P): This gear position locks your front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily. Ensure the shift lever is ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up. CAUTION: NOTICE: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward ... this position, your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ..., and you're: THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal driving, but it offers more power and lower fuel economy than... right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when you are driving less than 35 mph (...roads, but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. 2-44
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You can use it on very ... slow enough. NOTICE: If your front wheels can't rotate, don't try ... overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold.... Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when you are driving less than 35...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...will pop up to the released position. NOTICE: Driving with the parking brake on can cause your rear brakes ..., and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle. If you are towing a... first to keep the trailer from moving. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See "...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle ..., even when you're on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you're pulling... trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you ... be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly set before you leave it. After... the shift lever into PARK (P), hold the regular brake pedal down. Then, see if you can ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... Index. When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever out of PARK (P) before you release the parking brake. If torque lock does ... this: 1. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the engine and then shift to the drive ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can't... exhaust is coming into your vehicle: D Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and D Have your vehicle ...that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when...you're on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Follow the proper ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ..., push the switch all the way down, then release. The window will lower completely. To stop the window from lowering all the way, pull up the front of the switch. To raise the window, pull ... the switch to the first position to lower the window normally. To close, pull the center of the latch forward...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    Power Rear Quarter Windows (If Equipped) This button, located in the overhead console switchbank, is used for opening and closing the power rear quarter windows. Horn You ... retained accessory power (RAP) is active to use the power rear quarter windows. See "Retained Accessory Power"...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer Windshield Wiper and Washer Control Cruise Control Flash-to-Pass To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete your lane change. The lever will ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...in the Index). If you have a trailer towing option with added wiring for the trailer lamps, the signal indicator will flash at a normal rate ...lever all the way toward you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel cluster will also be on. Flash-to-Pass When the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...wiping cycles, you can set the wiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the delay ...To avoid damage, be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they're frozen to the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    Rear Window Washer/Wiper The rear window wiper switch is located in the instrument panel switchbank. To wash and wipe the rear window, push in the washer symbol on the top of the button.... Fluid" in the Index. To wash the rear window when the rear wiper is already on, push on the top of the button ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... be dangerous where you can't drive safely at a steady speed. So, don't use your cruise control on winding roads or in...can cause needless wheel spinning, and you could lose control. Don't use cruise control ... your cruise control switch on when you're not using cruise, you might hit a ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ..., don't hold the switch at R/A. Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to go to a higher speed: D Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. Push the SET button ...a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. Ending Cruise .../h) slower. you reach the lower speed you want, then release it. Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. When ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights Turning the dial to this setting turns off all the lamps and lights. Lamps on Reminder If the driver's door is opened and ... dial to this setting turns on: D D D D Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights 2-61
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... helpful in the short periods after dawn and before sunset. A light sensor on top of the instrument panel makes the DRL work, ... with the DRL off, set the parking brake while the ignition is in OFF or LOCK. Then start the vehicle. The DRL will stay off until you release the parking brake. As with any ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...off when you switch to high beams. Using your high beams in fog is not recommended. Interior Lamps Instrument Panel Intensity Control The indicator light will glow when the fog lamps are on. Push the ribbed part of the switch to turn them off. The indicator light will go off. Your parking...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...for 40 seconds if you unlock your door using your key or the remote lock control transmitter (if equipped) and the ignition is ... 40 seconds if you: D Lock all the doors using the key, D press LOCK on the power door ... stay on for up to 25 seconds after all doors have been closed if they have ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices" in the Index. D Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY, D lock all doors using the remote lock control transmitter (if equipped), or or the key. D lock all the doors using the power door lock switch To turn the delayed illumination ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    .... Dome Lamp The dome lamp is located in the center of your vehicle and has two buttons of its own to manually turn on and off the lamps....in the rear of your vehicle, above the liftgate opening, and has no switch of its own. It will go on each time you open the doors, unless you turn on the interior ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...to select the passenger's side rearview mirror. Then use the control to adjust each mirror so that ...a comfortable driving position. If you are not adjusting either mirror, leave the control in the center off... Day/Night Rearview Mirror To reduce glare from lights behind you, pull the lever toward you...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ..., they will fold almost flush with the vehicle. This feature is particularly useful in automatic car washes. Your mirrors have a blue tint ... box below the instrument panel. To open the glove box, lift the latch release. Use the key to lock or unlock the glove box. The glove box door has a detent to ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... has switches for the optional power sliding door, power sliding door override, interior lights override and the power rear quarter windows. For information on these switches, see each of these features in the Index. The optional front ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...operate it from this position. To install your garage door opener, follow these instructions: 1. Open the compartment by pressing the latch forward. ... and press the opener firmly into place. 4. Once the opener is installed, use the black pegs inside the compartment door to make sure the lined area on...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    Sunglasses Storage Compartment Storage Bin At the base of the center instrument panel console, there is a storage ...plastic tabs at the end of the guide rails. The tray can hold CDs or cassettes in the center area.... closing the bin door. The tray can also be placed in the glove box for locked storage ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...the right side of the second row bench seat. To use the cupholders, simply pull down the tray. Keep the trays up when not in use. Your vehicle also has cupholders ...third row seats. The seatbacks have cupholders that can be used when the seatbacks are folded down. To remove the tray, slide...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... from falling over during sharp turns or quick stops and starts. Install the convenience net at the rear of your vehicle, just ... the floor of your vehicle, as far forward as you can. When not in use, it is recommend that you take down the convenience net to extend its life and retain its elasticity, ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... and insert them into the holes next to the cupholder. When not in use, it is recommend that you take down the convenience nets to extend their life and retain their ... does not detach from the driver's seat. When not in use, it is recommend that you unhook the net to extend its life and ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... and so forth -- the wind can catch it as you drive along. This can cause you to lose control. ... the roof, as well as sliding crossrails and places to use for tying things down. These let you load...some things on top of your vehicle, as long as they are not wider or longer than the luggage carrier. 2-...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    .... For more information on vehicle capacity and loading, see "Loading Your Vehicle" in the Index. To prevent damage or loss of cargo as you're driving, check now and then to make sure the luggage carrier and cargo are still securely fastened. Your luggage carrier has release knobs set in the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...turning them clockwise. This will lock the crossrails in place. Use the tie-down loops on the slider to help ...panel, below the switchbank. Pull out the drawer to use the ashtray. To remove the ashtray for cleaning, grasp ... up and out, in a rocking motion. To use the lighter, push it in all the way and...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    .... Flip up the cover to expose the vanity mirror. Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors (If Equipped) Pull ... mattresses and basketballs, and you can also use it to bring your tires up to the proper pressure.... kit is stored in the glove box. It includes a 20-foot (6 m) hose with an air pressure gage and nozzle ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... much can make it explode, and you or others could be injured. Be sure to read the inflator instructions, and inflate any object only to its recommended pressure. To use your air inflator system, the engine must be running or the ignition key in ACCESSORY...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... of any electrical equipment should not exceed 20 amps. D Be sure to turn off any electrical equipment when not in use. Leaving electrical equipment on for extended periods can drain your battery. 2-80
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...Tracking Roadside Assistance with Location Remote Diagnostics OnStar MED-NET Accident Assist D D D D Remote Door Unlock Route Support Concierge Services Ride Assist A complete user's guide is provided with the OnStar System. For more information contact ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-82
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...Hazard Warning Flashers Switch E. Instrument Panel Cluster F. Center Vents G. Audio System H. Side Vents I. Lamp Switch J. Hood Release K. Steering Wheel Touch Controls (Option) L. Horn M. Ignition Switch N. Steering Wheel Touch Controls (Option) O. Climate Controls P. Rear Fan Controls (...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    .... You'll know how fast you're going, how much fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. The indicator warning lights and gages are explained on the following pages. United States shown, Canada similar 2-84
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...(used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). Your vehicle has a tamper-resistant odometer. ... driver information center (DIC), you may toggle the odometer to either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). See "Driver Information Center" in the Index. Dual ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... the ignition was last turned on and you began driving. (If you use the retro-active reset feature after you have started the vehicle, but before ... retro-active reset so that both trip odometers can be used separately. Tachometer The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    Warning Lights, Gages, Messages and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle. The pictures ... work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when you are driving, or when one...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes ... bag readiness light stays on after you start the vehicle or comes on when you are driving, your air... your vehicle serviced right away. CAUTION: If the air bag readiness light stays ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    .... If one part isn't working, the other part can still work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. This ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... take longer to stop. Adjust your driving accordingly. The anti-lock brake system warning light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition ... control system will turn off and the warning light will come on. If your brakes begin to overheat, the traction control system will ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on. If the traction... Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada) United States United States Canada Canada This gage shows the engine...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    .... The SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by... in one of two ways: NOTICE: If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after a while, your emission controls may not work as well, ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. If the Light Is On Steady You may be ... to evaporate into the atmosphere. A few driving trips with the cap properly installed should turn the light off. Did you just drive through a deep puddle of water? If so, ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...one or more of these conditions, change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off. If none of the above steps have made the light turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle. Your dealer...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... the tank's capacity to fill it. or speeding up. United States Canada D The gage pointer may move while cornering, braking D The gage may not indicate EMPTY (E) when the ignition is turned off. When the indicator nears EMPTY (E), you ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... it checked right away. Driving while this indicator appears in the message center could drain your battery. If you must drive a short distance with the...the radio and air conditioner. D If there's a brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... message will appear when the traction control system is limiting wheel spin. You may feel or hear ... the traction control system stops limiting wheel spin. The TRACTION ACTIVE message also ... off the engine as soon as possible. In "Problems on the Road," this manual shows what to do. See "Engine ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... oil level may be too low. There may also be another problem causing low oil pressure. CAUTION: Don't keep driving if the oil pressure is .... NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. Your oil pressure message ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... will come on if the power sliding door is not completely closed and the ignition is turned to RUN or START. You need to check the oil ... be injured. Always make sure the power sliding door is closed and latched before you drive away. For additional information, see "Engine Oil, When to Change" ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... message will come on when the ignition is turned to RUN or START and the driver's or passenger's door is open. PASS-KeyR III Security Message If you are ever driving and this ...Your PASS-Key III system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... MODE button cycles through the five displays. Press the MODE button after the last trip computer display to return the DIC to the OFF mode. Off: No driver information is displayed in this mode of operation. Compass/Temperature Mode: One of eight compass...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... in zone number. Automatic Compass Calibration The compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is new, the calibration process may not be complete. In these cases the calibration symbol "C"...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... estimated distance that can be traveled with the remaining fuel. The fuel economy used to calculate range is based on the last few hours of driving. D FUEL USED (Trip Fuel Used): This shows.... A reset can only be done in AVG ECON, FUEL USED and AVG SPEED displays. AVG ECON, FUEL ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...3-9 3-16 Comfort Controls Air Conditioning Heating Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped) Rear Climate Control (Option) Ventilation...Audio (If Equipped) Theft-Deterrent Feature Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) Understanding Radio Reception Tips ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... area) for cooler air. Mode Knob The right knob is used to select and determine the direction of the air flowing into the ... ducts at your feet. LOWER: This setting brings in most of the air through the floor ducts. This setting is also used to send air to the rear of the vehicle. Keep the area under ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... AIR: Press this button (the light will glow) to send outside air into your vehicle. Using this setting while trying to defrost or defog the windows will help clear the vents ... to direct the air to the desired location. This setting should not be used for long periods of time because the air...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...is normal. If you have the optional engine coolant heater and use it during cold weather, 0_F (-18_C) or lower, your heating system will provide heat more .... The heater works best if you keep your windows closed while using it. The BI-LEVEL setting is designed for use on...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...license across the defogger grid on the rear window. NOTICE: Don't use a razor blade or something ...REAR button (the light will glow) to warm the defogger grid on the rear window and to turn on the heated... through the lower vents. The system will turn off automatically after about 10 minutes of use...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    To send conditioned air to the rear of the vehicle, press the A/C button (the light will glow) on the main climate controls. If you do not select A/C, air directed...has an "R" setting which allows the rear passengers to use the rear climate control knobs to adjust the air through...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...warmer air. To maintain a comfortable temperature in the rear, use either rear fan control to adjust.... Select the desired climate control mode using the directional controls on the instrument panel (see... of obstructions. Keep the area around the base of the center instrument panel console, between and...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...work much better, reducing the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. fan knob to "5", the highest setting, for a few moments before driving off. This... moisture, and reduces the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. instrument panel console and the air path under ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...advanced engineering that went into it. If you have power door locks, your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory ... the clock symbol appear on the display. If the time is not available from the station, NO UPDAT will appear on the display instead. Playing the Radio PWR: Press this button to ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...if the radio cannot find out the vehicle speed. Then, as you drive, SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise ...speed. The volume level should always sound the same to you as you drive. If you don't want to use SCV, select OFF. Each volume setting allows for more volume...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... bass level. When you use this control, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the ... treble level. When you use this control, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the ... display. The manual setting allows tone control to return to the BASS and TREB controls. Use ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... sound between the speakers. The display will show the speaker balance. Using RDS Mode Your audio system is ... (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, the radio can: D ... from radio stations. RDS features are only available for use on FM stations which broadcast RDS information. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... while the traffic announcement plays. If the cassette tape was being used, the tape will stay in the player and resume play at ... the whole message does not appear on the display, each time you press this button, the next part of the message will appear on the display until the message is completed. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...not be in squarely. Press EJT to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOL, FADE, BAL, TREB, BASS, and SEEK controls just as you do... the tape reverses. You may select stations during REV operation by using TUNE, SEEK and P SCAN controls. 3-14
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    FWD (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the button again to return to playing speed. The radio will play... station while the tape advances. You may select stations during FWD operation by using TUNE, SEEK and P SCAN controls. SIDE (5): Press this button to play...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... be disabled until the next cassette eject. CD Adapter Kits It is possible to use a portable CD player adapter kit with your cassette tape player ... the bypass feature on your tape player. To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...if the radio cannot find out the vehicle speed. Then, as you drive, SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise ...speed. The volume level should always sound the same to you as you drive. If you don't want to use SCV, select OFF. Each volume setting allows for more volume...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... bass level. When you use this control, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the ... treble level. When you use this control, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual and the ... display. The manual setting allows tone control to return to the BASS and TREB controls. Use ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... sound between the speakers. The display will show the speaker balance. Using RDS Mode Your audio system is ... (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, the radio can: D ... from radio stations. RDS features are only available for use on FM stations which broadcast RDS information. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... the traffic announcement plays. If the compact disc player was being used, the compact disc will stay in the player and resume play ... whole message does not appear on the display, each time you press this button, the next part of the message will appear on the display until the message is completed....
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...ignition off, first press DISP or EJT. If you're driving on a very rough road or if it's very hot, the disc may not play and Err (error) may appear on the display... If your radio displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-21
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... track number will appear on the display when each track starts to play. Press RDM again to turn ... display. SEEK: Press the SEEK button to go to the start of the current or previous track. Press the "" SEEK button to go to the start of the next track. If either of the SEEK buttons is held or pressed ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... ERR: This message is displayed when the radio has not been calibrated properly for the vehicle. You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the TheftlockR system has locked up. You must return to the...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...if the radio cannot find out the vehicle speed. Then, as you drive, SCV automatically increases the volume, as necessary, to overcome noise ...speed. The volume level should always sound the same to you as you drive. If you don't want to use SCV, select OFF. Each volume setting allows for more volume...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... bass level. When you use this control, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual. To set bass... treble level. When you use this control, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will switch to manual. If a...display. The manual setting allows tone control to return to the BASS and TREB controls. Use ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ..., press and hold the P-TYPE LIST/AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is active. The radio will produce ... and display ALL with the level display in the middle position. Using RDS Mode Your audio system is equipped ... (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, the radio can: D ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    RDS features are only available for use on FM stations which broadcast RDS information. ... If the cassette tape or compact disc player was being used, the tape or compact disc will stay in the player ... message. If the whole message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...tape is inserted. If you hear nothing but a garbled sound, the tape may not be in squarely. Press EJT to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOL, FADE, BAL, TREB, BASS and SEEK controls just as you do for the radio. The...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...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. Try a new tape to make sure your player is working properly. CHK TAPE may be displayed when the tape...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... You may select stations during REV operation by using TUNE, SEEK and P SCAN controls. FWD (4): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the button again to return to ... You may select stations during FWD operation by using TUNE, SEEK and P SCAN controls. SIDE ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... want to insert a compact disc with the ignition off, first press DISP or EJT. If you're driving on a very rough road or if it's very hot, the disc may not play and CHECK CD may appear on the display. When the road becomes smooth or the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... track number will appear on the display when each track starts to play. Press RDM again to turn ... display. SEEK: Press the SEEK button to go to the start of the current or previous track. Press the " SEEK button to go to the start of the next track. If either of the SEEK buttons is held or pressed ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... ERR: This message is displayed when the radio has not been calibrated properly for the vehicle. You must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the TheftlockR system has locked up. You must return to the...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... volume and counterclockwise to decrease volume. Push the knob back into its stored position when you're not using it. The upper VOL knob controls the upper headphone and the lower VOL knob controls the lower headphone. AM-FM: Press this button...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... tape or compact disc is playing, it will stop and the radio will play. Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) If your vehicle has this feature, you can control certain radio and remote playback functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. 3-35
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    Understanding Radio Reception AM The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range, however, can cause stations to interfere with each other. AM can pick up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try reducing the treble to reduce this noise if you ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... is available through your dealership (GM Part No. 12344789). When using a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette, it is normal for the cassette to eject ...type cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head. This type of cleaning cassette will not eject on...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your Compact Disc Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to the risk ... a mild, neutral detergent solution and clean it, wiping from the center to the edge. Be sure never to touch the signal surface when handling ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions. We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-9 4-11 4-13 4-13 4-15 4-16 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Traction Control System (Option) Steering Off-...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...the best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything that distracts ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...most cases, these deaths are the result of someone who was drinking and driving. In recent years, over 17,000 annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 people injured. Many adults -- by some ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level ..., and throughout Canada, the limit is 0.08 percent. In some other countries, it's even lower. The ... difference, too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men. 4-4
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. ... disabled is higher than if the person had not been drinking. CAUTION: Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems... alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration... vehicle and the amount of brake force applied. Sometimes, as when you're driving on snow or ice,...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is used up, it may take longer to stop and the brake pedal will be harder to push.... is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ...you. You slam on the brakes. Here's what happens with ABS. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down....wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each wheel. You can steer ...braking hard. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    .... Always leave enough room up ahead to stop, even though you have anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal... vehicle may have a traction control system that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The system ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... Index. When this warning message is on, the TRAC OFF light will come on to remind you that the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly. ...go off, but the system will not turn off until there is no longer a current need to limit wheel spin. The TRAC OFF light will come on to ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...curve, do it before you enter the curve, while your front wheels are straight ahead. Try to adjust your speed so you can "... for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going in the same direction. If you've ever tried ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and find a ... in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in ... like these. First apply your brakes. (See "Braking in Emergencies" earlier in this section.) It is better to ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    Off-Road Recovery You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the ... the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right ... the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. D Watch for traffic...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...vehicle. D Don't overtake a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. D If you're being passed, make it easy for the Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. following driver to get ahead of you. Perhaps ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... Control Let's review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and... any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only ... your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels aren't rolling. In the steering ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...you and other vehicles. headlamps can light up only so much road ...off the road in a safe place and rest. No one can see as well at night ...driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-...eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you’re driving, donମ.
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are ...that way, it's easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be... blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. Driving in Rain and on...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if ... control of the vehicle. After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... best advice is to slow down when it is raining. Driving Through Flowing Water CAUTION: Flowing or rushing water... damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle... you can't avoid deep puddles or standing water, drive through them very slowly....
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...-country trip. most large cities. You'll save time and energy. (See the next part, "Freeway Driving.") D Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross D Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic light is there because the corner is ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before... rules. The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep.... Too-fast or too-slow driving breaks a smooth traffic flow. Treat the left..., do not, under any circumstances, stop and back up. Drive on to the next...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... make too many miles that first part of the journey. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can easily drive in. Is your vehicle ready...out. Of course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in Oldsmobile dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing to help if you ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... hypnosis"? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness,..., pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap,..., or both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as an emergency. Driving on steep hills or mountains is different...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    .... CAUTION: Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down. They could get .... Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. D Know how to ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: D Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. D You may want to put winter emergency ..., a flashlight, a red cloth and reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You ..., 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 ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you make a hard stop .... Even though you have an anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin stopping ... 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 ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the battery charged. You will need a well-charged battery to restart the...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel really uncomfortable from the cold. But do it as little as possible. Preserve the fuel as long as you can. To help keep warm, you can get out of the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...folded down unless you need to. CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than ... front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it ... overloading can shorten the life of your vehicle. NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail because of overloading. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... continues for an extended period of time, your vehicle needs service. Using heavier suspension components to get added durability might not change your weight ... Towing a Trailer CAUTION: If you don't use the correct equipment and drive properly, you can lose control when you...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That's the reason for this section. In it are many ...you'll be driving. A good source for this information can be state or provincial police. D Consider using... (800 km) that you D You should use THIRD (3) (or, as you need to, a lower 4-32...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...that can be too heavy. It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For example, speed, altitude, road..., outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. And, ... can write us at: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network 16 E. Judson Street P.O. Box 436006 Pontiac,...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... of the total loaded trailer weight (B). If you're using a weight-distributing hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 12 ... not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-type hitches to them. Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper. D If you'...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...Carbon Monoxide" in the Index). Dirt and water can, too. Trailer Brakes If your trailer weighs ... be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be able to ... to drag on the ground. Driving with a Trailer CAUTION: If you have a rear-most window open and ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... come into your vehicle through a window in the rear or another opening, drive with your front, main heating or cooling system on and with... bring fresh, outside air into your vehicle. Do not use RECIRCULATION because it only recirculates the air inside your vehicle. (See "Comfort Controls" in the...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...shift to a lower gear before you start down a long or steep downgrade. If you don't shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. If you are towing a trailer that weighs more than...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels. 3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load. ...(don't overfill), engine oil, belts, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    Section 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-8 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-12 5-20 5-21 5-33 5-33 ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...Press the button in to turn on your flashers. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn't in. To...warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. But please use the following steps listed to do it safely. On vehicles equipped with the optional power sliding door, a low-voltage battery or replacing a ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... rolling, set the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. 3. Turn off the... on each battery. CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...at the front of the underhood fuse and relay center. CAUTION: Using a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have ... hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You don't...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...get a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts, too. And donମ. (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if ... metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... 18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. Don't let the other end touch anything until the ... battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal part on the engine of the vehicle with the dead battery. The electrical connection is just as good ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... by the tow truck. D Always secure the vehicle on each side with separate safety chains when towing it. D Use only the correct hooks. Removal Procedure A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery 5-8
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    NOTICE: Use the proper towing equipment to avoid damage to the bumper, fascia or fog lamp areas of the vehicle. ... trends in automotive styles and design, it is essential that the correct towing equipment is used to tow a vehicle. Your vehicle can be towed with wheel lift or car carrier equipment. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before you open the hood. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You or others could be badly ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly ... the highest gear while driving -- AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D) or THIRD (3). If you no longer have the overheat... may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. If No Steam Is Coming From ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands... inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it cools down. A. Radiator Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans C. Coolant Recovery Tank...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Don’t touch them. ... If it isn’t, you may have a leak in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. NOTICE: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant isnମ.
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use only DEX-COOLR (silicate-free) coolant. ... occurs first. Damage caused by the use of coolant other than DEX-COOLR is not covered by your new vehicle ... or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    NOTICE: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... can blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the radiator pressure cap -- even a little -- they can come out at high ... cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system and the radiator pressure cap to cool if you ever have to turn the pressure cap. 5-16
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ...can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure...You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... thermostat housing. The other is located on the thermostat bypass tube. 4. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOLR coolant mixture, up to the base ... air bleed valve, close the valve. Otherwise, close the valves after the radiator is filled. 5. Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from the engine ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 7. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be lower. If the level is lower, add more of the proper DEX-COOLR...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... much like a skid and may require the same correction you'd use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot from the accelerator ... road if possible. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely. 9. Then fill the coolant recovery tank ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on ... To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). ...the opposite end. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 5-21
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... net. 2. Open the jack storage compartment by lifting up the tab and pulling the cover off. A. Jack B. Strap C. Bracket D. Wing Nut E. Jacking Instructions F. Bag and Tools Remove the jack and jacking tools by loosening the wing nut and bracket. Separate the plastic pouch from the jack and remove...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... and insert the chisel end on an angle through the hole in the rear bumper and into the hoist shaft. Then, turn the folding wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare tire to the ground. Continue to turn the wrench so the spare tire can be pulled out from under the vehicle. A. Hoist Shaft B. Hoist ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), extension (B) and folding wrench (C). Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable so it can be pulled up through the wheel opening. 5-24
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. If your vehicle has aluminum wheels, use the handle of the folding wrench to pry the large center cap off. Then, with the other end of the folding wrench, loosen the nuts. If your ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    2. Loosen the wheel nuts -- but do not remove them -- using the folding wrench. (Turn the ... off the lug nut for each turn.) For wheels with a wheel lock key, use the wheel lock key between the lock ...: To help avoid damage to the lock nut or the wheel lock key, do not use an impact wrench with this key...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    3. Near each wheel, there is a notch in the vehicle's body. Position the jack and raise the jack head until it fits ... only by a jack. CAUTION: NOTICE: Do not place the jack under the rear axle control arms. Only use the areas shown for proper jack location. Do not raise the vehicle yet. Put the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... off the flat tire. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make ...rust or dirt from the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose..... Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. 9. Lower the vehicle by attaching the folding wheel wrench to the jack and turning the wrench counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 5-29
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper ... cause the wheel to become loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools 3. Slide the cable retainer through the center of the wheel and start to raise the tire. Make sure the retainer ... with the valve stem down. 2. Remove the small center cap by tapping the back of the cap with the extension of the shaft. 5-31
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... cap. When you replace the compact spare with a full-size tire, reinstall the bolt-on wheel covers and the center cap. Tighten them "hand-tight" over the wheel nuts, using the folding wrench. 5-32
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... tire and its wheel together. NOTICE: Tire chains won't fit your compact spare. Using them can damage your vehicle and ... you're stuck, but you must use caution. NOTICE: When the compact spare is installed, ... can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. 5-33
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... others could be injured. And, the transaxle or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an... Vehicle" in the Index. NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well ... you can destroy your transaxle. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... technical information about your vehicle, and a part devoted to its appearance care. 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-8 6-9 6-12 6-16 ... Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid Windshield Washer Fluid Brakes 6-31 6-32 ...) Electrical System Replacement Bulbs Capacities and Specifications Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... for all your service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll want ... Service Work If you want to do some of your own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...tools before you attempt any vehicle maintenance task. D Be sure to use the proper nuts, bolts and other fasteners. “...€ fasteners can be easily confused. If you use the wrong fasteners, parts can later break or fall off. You could be hurt. Fuel Use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 octane or ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... whether or not the fuel contains MMT. General Motors does not recommend the use of such gasolines. If fuels containing MMT are used...earlier. NOTICE: Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Don't use it. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... plan on driving in another country outside the United States or Canada, the proper fuel may be hard to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn't be covered by ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... dual sliding doors, the driver's side sliding door will only open partway. While refueling, let the cap hang by the tether as shown. To remove the cap, turn it ...). The cap has a spring in it; if you let go of the cap too soon, it will spring back to the right. 6-6
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... noise to stop. Then unscrew the cap all the way. Be careful not to spill gasoline. Clean gasoline... Outside of Your Vehicle" in the Index. When you put the cap back on, turn it to the right (clockwise) until you... sound. Make sure you fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    The malfunction indicator lamp (SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light) will come on if the fuel cap is not properly installed. Filling a Portable Fuel Container CAUTION: NOTICE: If you need a new cap, be sure to get the right type. Your dealer can get one for you. If ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... from any underhood electric fan. Hood Release To open the hood: CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    3. Lift the hood. The hood prop may be hot due to increased engine temperatures under the hood, so be careful when handling it. Use your hood prop sleeve when handling the hood prop. 4. Pull forward on the hood prop to release it from its storage clip. 5. Put the end of the hood prop into the slot ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... Fuse and Relay Center B. Remote Positive (+) Terminal C. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir D. E. F. G. Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil Fill Cap Engine Oil Dipstick H. I. J. K. Transaxle Fluid Dipstick Brake Master Cylinder Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly then follow these steps: 1.... dipstick is located at the front of the engine compartment, near the center. The dipstick handle has a bright, yellow loop ... engine and give the oil several minutes to drain back into the oil pan. If you ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...or below the ADD mark, then you'll need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. Be sure to fill it enough to ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not carry this starburst symbol. If you change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the starburst symbol on the front of... for gasoline engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle, ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils, such as ... engine protection. _ _ When to Change Engine Oil NOTICE: Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum ... starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter What to Do with Used Oil Did you know that used engine oil contains ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... air cleaner/filter in place when you're driving. Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement ...is routed through a passenger compartment filter, which is part of a two-piece filter system. The filter ... backfires, you could be burned. Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... panel for the passenger compartment air filter is located in the back of the glove box. 2. Then squeeze the tab on the left of the inner access panel. 1. Pull...is angled in the same direction on both filters. For the type of filter to use, see "Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Index....
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... In hilly or mountainous terrain. D When doing frequent trailer towing. D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles (166 000 km). See...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ...place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). D With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever D With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear range, pausing ... toward the back of the engine compartment, next to the brake master cylinder. The dipstick handle has ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    1. Pull out the dipstick. 2. Using a long-neck funnel, add enough fluid at the dipstick hole ... in all the way. NOTICE: We recommend you use only fluid labeled DEXRONR-III, because...the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant will: NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use only DEX-COOLR (silicate-free) coolant. If ... whichever occurs first. Damage caused by the use of coolant other than DEX-COOLR is not covered by your new vehicle warranty...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... to Use Use a mixture of one-half clean, drinkable water and one-half DEX-COOLR coolant which won’t damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you donମ.or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant. NOTICE: If you use the proper coolant...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... level should be above the FULL COLD mark or a little higher. Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can...badly. With the coolant recovery tank, you will almost never have to add coolant at the radiator. Never turn the radiator pressure cap -- even a little -- when the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    Add coolant mixture at the recovery tank, but be careful not to spill it. Radiator Pressure Cap NOTICE: Your radiator cap ... burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... you should add fluid. What to Use When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly check... inspected and repaired. To determine what kind of fluid to use, see "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" ... fluid. Failure to use the proper fluid can cause leaks and damage hoses and seals...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... against freezing. NOTICE: D When using concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water... washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn't clean as well as washer ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...up. The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it is, you should have ...master cylinder reservoir is here. It is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. There are only two reasons ...level in the reservoir might go down. The first is that the brake fluid goes down to an acceptable level...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... well, or they may not even work at all. This could cause a crash. Always use the proper brake fluid. United States Canada When your brake fluid falls to ... from entering the reservoir. NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...or climates may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something is ... axle sets. See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections." CAUTION: The brake wear warning sound means that ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... battery. This will help keep your battery from running down. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be ... sure you get new approved GM replacement parts. If you don't, your brakes may no longer work properly. For ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer's service department. Headlamps 1.... Bulbs CAUTION: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you... could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 3. Remove the two wing ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    4. Unscrew the black retainer ring that holds the bulb assembly in place. 5. Pull the bulb assembly straight up from the lamp housing. 6. Unhook the electrical connector by lifting up the blue tabs and pulling the bulb out. 7. Install the new bulb through the black retainer ring and into the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... the lamp housing and tighten the black retainer ring in place. Be careful not to damage the bulb on the headlamp aiming bar. 9. Align the pins on the bottom of the headlamp assembly with the holes in the lamp support bracket while placing the holes in the assembly over the bolts where ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps 1. Open the hood. 5. Replace the bulb by pulling the old one out and gently pushing the new one into the lamp socket. 2. Remove the thumb screw attaching the parking/turn signal lamp assembly to the headlamp assembly. 3. Pull the parking/turn signal lamp assembly ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... 1. Open the hood. 7. To reinstall the lamp assembly, line up and insert the tabs on the back of the assembly with the slots in the fender. Engage the lower clip on the front of the lamp assembly, keeping the upper tab on the parking/turn signal lamp assembly inboard of the headlamp bracket tab. 8....
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...into the lamp housing. 7. To reinstall the lamp assembly, line up and insert the tabs on the back of the assembly with the slots in the fender. Engage the lower clip on the front of the lamp assembly, keeping the upper tab on the parking/turn signal lamp assembly inboard of the headlamp bracket tab...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... the two screws from the taillamp housing on the inboard side. 3. Pull off the entire taillamp housing. The locator/retaining pins on the outboard side are part of the lamp assembly and will remain intact during removal. 5. Replace the bulb(s) by pulling the old one(s) out and gently pushing the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... the Index. Here's how to remove the Sheperd's Hook type: 1. Turn the wipers on to the lowest intermittent setting. 2. Turn off the ignition ... accessible for removal/replacement while in this position. 3. Pull the windshield wiper arm away from the windshield or backglass. 4. While holding the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Oldsmobile Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. D Overloading your tires can...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... the following: D Too much flexing D Too much heat D Tire overloading D Bad wear D Bad handling D.../Tire label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires ...has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). 6-41
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... 60 psi (420 kPa). How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire pressure....then try to rotate or turn the tire. If it moves, use the folding wrench to tighten the cable. See "Storing...is stored securely. When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... less of tread remaining. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make ...rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... wheels. It's all right to drive with your compact spare, though. It was developed for use on your vehicle. CAUTION: If you use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop... of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... tread, winter-type snow tires, space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to...relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. ... Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel ... combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure. Wheel Alignment and ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... Flat Tire" in the Index for more information. Used Replacement Wheels CAUTION: Using the wrong replacement wheels...wheel nuts for replacement. CAUTION: Putting a used wheel on your vehicle is dangerous. You can't...cause an accident. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... are dangerous if you breathe their fumes in a closed space. When you use anything from a container to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow ... warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean your vehicle: NOTICE: Use tire ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your... immediately or it will set. Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of... roughly. 5. As soon as you've cleaned the section, use a sponge to remove the suds. 6. Wipe cleaned area...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    .... 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner. Cleaning Vinyl Use warm water and a clean cloth. D ... with a soft cloth. Then, let the leather dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. D For stubborn stains, use a leather cleaner. See your dealer for this product. D ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfaces ... with mild soap and lukewarm water. Cleaning Interior Plastic Components Use only a mild soap ... off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer,...cleaning powder), GM Part No. 1050011. The windshield is clean if beads do not form when ...with lukewarm or cold water. Don't wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Use a car washing...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car ... surfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon as possible. If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for ... more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are non-abrasive and ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped) Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse with clean water. After rinsing ... on them because you could damage the surface. Do not use chrome polish on any wheels other than chrome-plated wheels. Donମ.
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... no defect in the paint job causes this, Oldsmobile will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new ... whichever occurs first. Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and ... If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... cloth Removes tar, road oil and asphalt Use on chrome, stainless steel, nickel, copper and ... and swirl marks * For exterior use only. ** Not recommended for use on instrument panels. t Protectant t ... oz. (0.473 L) Surface Cleaner See your General Motors Parts Department for these products. See "...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this... helpful if you ever need to order parts. On this label is: This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. ... VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in the Index. Windshield Wipers The windshield wiper motor is protected by an internal circuit ... is caused by some electrical problem, be sure to get it fixed. Power Windows and Other ... panel fuse panel protect the power windows and other power accessories. When the current ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...spare fuse, you can borrow one that has the same amperage or use one of the spare fuses in the underhood fuse and relay center. Just pick some feature ... can get along without -- like the radio or cigarette lighter -- and use its fuse, if it is the right amperage. Replace it as soon ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... Switch Powertrain Control Module (PCM), Ignition Crank PASS-Key III System Body Control Module (BCM) Heated Mirrors Not Used Not Used Cigarette Lighter and Data Link Connector (DLC) Turn Signal Switch PWR WDO PWR HEATED SEAT/PSD FRT HVAC/ HI ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...Module, Rear Windows Rear HVAC-A/C Control Rear Window Wiper Motor, Rear Window Wiper/Washer and Multifunction Switch (Rear ...Accessory Plug Housing Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) Control Module Not Used Rear Window Defogger Relay, Heated Mirrors Front Electric Accessory Plug Housing Inflatable Restraint ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... HEADLP HIGH RAP RELAY HVAC/DIC/DRL HEATED SEAT Usage Not Used Not Used Retained Accessory Power (RAP) Relay Air Inlet Actuator, Driver ..., Temperature Door Actuator (Front) and Rear Window Defogger Relay BCM Not Used Not Used IGN MAIN Relay and PCM, Electronic Break Control...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ..., T/SIG and PCM [IGN MAIN Relay (Underhood Electrical Center Fuses: A/C CLU, ELEK IGN, IGN 1-U/H, INJ, TCC)] ... PWR WDO Circuit Breaker 6-COOL FAN 1 Maxi Fuse 1-COOL FAN 2 2 3-HEADLAMPS Usage Coolant Fans Not Used Circuit Breakers: FRT HVAC HI BLWR, and HEADLAMP Fuses (Instrument Panel): HAZARD and ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... FAN 1, LH FAN 2 Usage A/C Clutch Fuel Pump Not Used Horn LH Fog Lamp, RH Fog ..., Fog Lamp Indicator Usage Fuel Injectors 1-6 Not Used Not Used Mini Fuse 21-IGN1-UH ...Canister Purge Valve, Heated Oxygen Sensors 1 and 2, Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Not Used Not Used Not Used Ignition Control Module (ICM...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... Solenoids) Stoplamp Switch to PCM Fuel Pump Relay Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Not Used Fog Lamp Relay Horn Relay Daytime ... Panel Dimmer Switch Theft-Deterrent Relay to Headlamps Not Used Not Used Mini Fuse Puller Replacement Bulbs Headlamps ...9004-HBI Front Turn Signal/Parking ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ..., Sizes ...See Certification/Tire label on the rear edge of the driver’s door. Wheel Nut Torque ...100 lb-ft (140 N..., be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual. Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Air Cleaner Filter ...AC Type A-1208C Battery Replacement ...CCA=600 ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ..., dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-5 7-15 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Scheduled Maintenance Part B: Owner Checks and Services 7-20 7-22 7-24 Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Part ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in...and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good .... Any damage caused by failure to follow recommended maintenance may not be covered by warranty....
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...service department or another qualified service center do these jobs. "Part B: Owner Checks ...service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and ...equivalents, should be used whether you do the work yourself or have it done. "Part E: Maintenance...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to ... GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these....
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 ... of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed ... rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part C of this schedule...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    .... The system won't detect dust in the oil. So if you drive in a dusty area, be sure to change your oil and filter every ... engine oil and filter change. Lubricate the suspension, steering linkage, transaxle shift linkage, parking brake cable guides and the underbody contact points and linkage. t ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-7
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-8
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. ...Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may ... information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 22,500 Miles (37 500 km)...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... j Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may ... engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. ... passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... hilly or mountainous terrain. - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles (166 000 km). ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter may ... footnote +.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner... passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly under dusty conditions, the filter ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Replace passenger compartment air filter. If... engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and ... (150 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 97,500 Miles (162 500 km)...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    .... - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. j If you haven't used your vehicle under severe service conditions listed ...(or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...B: Owner Checks and Services Listed in this part are owner checks and services which should be ... make sure they are the proper ones, as shown in Part D. Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check ... details. At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... any other loose or damaged safety belt and built-in child restraint system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt or built-in child restraint ..., and then try to rotate or turn the tire. If it moves, use the folding wrench to tighten the cable. See "Storing the ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...hinges, power sliding door cable and sliding door track(s). Part D tells you what to use. More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to a corrosive environment...in the Index if necessary) and the regular brake. NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ...Index if necessary). NOTE: Be ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. ... RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the... vehicle needs service. Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... by the regular brake. D To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding ability: Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to clean thoroughly any areas where ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed in this part are inspections and services which should be performed ... the body near the exhaust system. Look for broken, damaged, missing or out-of-position parts ... parts, signs of wear or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering lines and hoses ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... throttle system for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as needed. Replace any components that have high ... condition. Also inspect drum brake linings for wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... System Windshield Washer Solvent Parking Brake Cable Guides FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or equivalent DOT-3 Brake Fluid). GM OptikleenR Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515) or equivalent. Chassis Lubricant (GM ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...Cable Sliding Door Track FLUID/LUBRICANT Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241...Release Pawl Hood and Door Hinges LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or ...GC-LB. Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-25
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-26
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Oldsmobile if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications ...Assistance Offices GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program Features and Benefits ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Oldsmobile. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ...can occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following ... has already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... without further help, contact the Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network by calling 1-800-442-6537. In Canada, contact GM of Canada... following information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative: When contacting Oldsmobile, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... hard of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Oldsmobile has TTY equipment available at ... TTY user can communicate with Oldsmobile by dialing: 1-800-833-OLDS (6537). (TTY users in Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices Oldsmobile encourages customers ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 1-800-263-...833-9935. GM of Canada also has a Mobility Program. Call 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483) for details. When calling from outside Canada, please dial 1-...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you with peace... D Dealership locator service D Courtesy Transportation - See Courtesy Transportation section for details Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance specifically ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... license plate number Oldsmobile reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver ...hope you never have the occasion to use our service, it is added security while traveling ... Transportation Oldsmobile has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor vehicles...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... and ask for instructions. If the dealer requests that you simply drop the vehicle off for service, ... day (five days maximum) may be available for the use of public transportation such as taxi or bus. ... wait. However, if you are unable to wait Oldsmobile helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty coverage period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet entitled "Warranty and Owner Assistance ... repairs during the Complete Vehicle Coverage period of the General Motors of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty, alternative ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying General Motors. If NHTSA receives similar complaints,... can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the hotline. REPORTING SAFETY... immediately notify Transport Canada, in addition to notifying General Motors of Canada Limited. You...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ...ll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-442-6537, or write: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network 16 E. Judson Street P.O. Box 436006 Pontiac, MI 48343-6006 ... (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French). Or, write: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 ...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    2000 OLDSMOBILE SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and ... below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2000 OLDSMOBILE SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis...: $120.00 TRANSMISSION, TRANSAXLE, TRANSFER CASE UNIT REPAIR MANUAL This manual provides...
  • 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... be applied against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2000 2000 2000 2000 QTY. PRICE EACH* $120.00 $50.00 $20.00 $15.00 TOTAL PRICE 2 0 0 0 G M S H I P T O PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual In Portfolio ...



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