2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner's Manual

2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Manual

2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette manual table of contents:

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    2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 10315372 A First Edition ECopyright General Motors Corporation 06/22/01 All Rights Reserved i
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    ...voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, OLDSMOBILE, the OLDSMOBILE Rocket Emblem and the name SILHOUETTE are registered trademarks of General ... you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it. For Canadian Owners Who Prefer ...
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    ... to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first ...will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that ...will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you...
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    ...notices: Vehicle Symbols Your vehicle may be equipped with components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols, used on your .... You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE. D D D D "Engine Compartment Overview" "Instrument Panel"...
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    These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle: v
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    ... 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Here you'll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts ... Answers How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Safety Belt ...
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    ...way power seat control is located on the outboard side of the driver's front seat. Manual Front ...down. the entire seat up or down. D Move the rear of the control up or down to adjust the Slide ... D To move the whole seat forward or rearward, slide the control toward the front or rear of the vehicle...
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    ... of both the driver's and the front passenger's seats. D Move the rear of the control up or down to adjust the rear portion of the cushion up or down. the entire seat up or ...To move the whole seat forward or rearward, slide the control toward the front or rear of the vehicle. top of ...
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    ... If your vehicle has this feature, the controls are located to the left of the steering column and are used to program and recall the driver's seat settings. To ...to the exit position stored for the most recently selected driver. You will hear one beep. To stop recall movement ...
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    ...to OFF and resume operation when the ignition is turned to RUN, unless the switch is manually turned off. To adjust the manual seatback, pull up on the lever located on the outboard sides of both... seat if you lean forward, taking your weight off the seatback. If your vehicle has the...
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    CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can't do their job when 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....
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    ... work the same as the front seat head restraints. Rear Seats Seat Controls The rear seats 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,...
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    ...2. Fold the seatback flat on the seat by either pulling on the nylon strap on the rear of the seat or lifting up on the lever located on the front of...upright. 4. Push and pull on the seatback to check that it is locked. 3. Release the rear set of hooks from the floor pins by pulling the nylon strap ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... bench seat can be either folded forward or reclined. The following explains how to use the nylon strap to fold or recline the seatbacks. To raise a seatback, ... the seatback to be sure it is locked into place. The following explains how to use the recliner lever to fold or recline the seatbacks. 1-9
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    ... and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked into place. 2. 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 floor pins. Do not let go of the strap until the seat is...
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    .... 3. To unlatch the front latches, squeeze the angled bar toward the straight crossbar. 4. Remove the seat by rocking it slightly forward, then toward the rear of the vehicle and then pulling it out. Repeat these steps for the other section of the split bench seat. CAUTION: A seat that isn't ...
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    CAUTION: A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted won't provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. After installing the seat, always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached, ...
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    ...floor pins. If the front legs are not attached correctly, the rear legs will not attach ...front latches are not attaching correctly, check that the seat is in the full rear position. 3. Firmly push... floor pins by pushing down on the rear of the seat. 4. Try to raise the seat to check that it is locked...
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    ... lift up on the recliner lever, located on the outboard side of the seat. Use the recliner lever to move the seatback to the desired position. It is easier...raise or lower the seatback if you lean forward, taking the weight off the seatback. The seatbacks on the second row captain's chairs also fold...
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    ... adjusted forward or rearward. There are two adjustment levers on each seat. One is located below the center, in front of the seat. The other is located across the rear of the seat. Lift up either lever to slide the seat forward or rearward. Release ...
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    Replacing the Captain's Chairs CAUTION: If the seatback isn't locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always press rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. 2. The seat can then be lifted off the front floor pins ...
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    ...for the legs to attach correctly. Make sure the seatbacks are in the upright position, the seat belts are on the correct side of the chairs and the second row captain's chairs are in the full rear position before beginning this procedure. 1. Hook the front latches over the front floor pins. 1-17
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... push the seatback down until it is locked into place. 2. Push the rear of the seat down to lock ...a full bench seat and comes with the convenience center. See "Convenience Center" in the Index for more ... folded, it can lie flush with the convenience center. Push and pull on the seatback to make ...
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    ... the seat, to pull the seatback up. The seatback has a VelcroR patch to stow the strap on the rear of the seat when not in use, or lever to release the seatback, then push up on the seatback to raise the seat. D from the passenger's side sliding door,...
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    NOTICE: Do not use the release handles to pull the seat out. The handles could break during removal. This will not be covered by your warranty. Use the crossbar at the bottom of the seat when pulling the seat out. Replacing the Stowable Seat CAUTION: A seat that isnମ.
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    ... must go. Follow the floor pin diagram. Use the front floor pins of the floor cups and the rear floor cups in the third row. ... locked into place. 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 do ...
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    ... is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See "Safety Belt Reminder Light" in the Index. In ...
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    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-23
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    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-24
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    or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. 1-25
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ...supplemental systems only; so they work with 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, you still have to buckle up to get ...
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    ... Wear Safety Belts Properly Adults This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware ... a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those ... start with the driver position. Driver Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... safety belt quickly if you ever had to. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the...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 lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move... has locked into position. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: 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 increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don't wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... wearing them properly. Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) This part explains the frontal and side impact... bag systems. Your vehicle has four air bags -- a frontal air bag for the driver, ... front passenger's safety belt properly, see "Driver Position" earlier in this section. The right front ...
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    ...know about the air bag systems: CAUTION: (Continued) Frontal air bags for the driver and right ...They aren't designed to inflate at all in rollover, rear or low-speed frontal crashes, or in many... aren't designed to inflate in frontal, in rollover or in rear crashes. Everyone in your vehicle should...
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    ...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 shows ... checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in ...
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    How the Air Bag Systems Work Where are the air bags? The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's ...
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    ..., and don't attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering. Don't let seat covers block the inflation path of a side impact air bag. The right front passenger's side impact air bag is in the side of ...
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    ...right front passenger's frontal air bags are not designed to inflate in rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts because inflation would not help the... are not designed to inflate in frontal or near-frontal impacts, rollovers or rear impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant. A ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ..., air bag and related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel, ...help you in many types of collisions, including rollovers, rear impacts, and many side impacts, ... frontal or near frontal collisions, rollovers, and rear impacts, primarily because an occupant's motion is ...
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    ... 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. sensor, which helps the sensing system distinguish between a moderate frontal...
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    ... are parts of the air bag systems in several places around your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. bag ...
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    ...you'll need to get new ones, and probably other new parts for your safety belt system. See "Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash" in the Index. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions Rear Seat Passengers It's very important for rear seat...
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    Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. 2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. In the third row, if the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it. ...
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    ... belt quickly if you ever had to. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on... go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces... buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The safety belt locks if there's a...
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    ... increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Your vehicle may have rear shoulder belt comfort guides. This feature will provide added safety belt comfort for older children who...
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    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 pocket on the side of the seatback. 1-49
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    ... 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 described in "Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions" earlier ...crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    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 ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state...appropriate restraint. Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there ...position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt ...
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    CAUTION: (Continued) For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on a person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. ...
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    ... whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. For most basic types of child restraints, there are ... models available. When purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will have a label ...
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    ... and its head weighs so much compared with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a rear-facing seat settles into the restraint, so the crash forces can be distributed across the strongest part of an infant's body, the back and shoulders. Infants always should be secured...
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    Restraint Systems for Children An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a five-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window. 1-57
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    ...€™s owner. For many years, add-on child restraints have used the adult belt system in the vehicle. To help reduce the chance of injury, the ... 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 ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... riding in a booster seat. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger ... strap-equipped child restraints are designed for use with or without the top strap being anchored. Others ... requires that the top strap be anchored, don't use the restraint unless it is anchored properly. If ...
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    ...has a top strap, it should be anchored. Don't use a child restraint that requires a top strap ...strap to one of the following anchor points. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side ... itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. 1-60...
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    Second Row Third Row (50/50) An anchor bar for a top strap is located at the rear of the seat cushion for each second and third row outboard seating position. 1-61
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    ... seat is located on the passenger's side of the crossbar. Use the center seating position to use the anchor bar properly. If the convenience center is in the vehicle, you must lift the tray sill to use the anchor. See "Convenience Center" in the Index for more information....
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    In order to use the system, you need either a forward-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B) ...a top tether anchor (C), or a rear-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B), as shown here. With this system, use the LATCH system instead of the vehicle's safety belts to secure...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ...using the anchorage points, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint. See "Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position"... a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System 1. Find the anchors for the seating position you want to use, where the bottom of the seatback...
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    Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see "Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH)" in the Index. You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child ...
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    Third Row Outside Passenger Position In the third row, 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. 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the...
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    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 ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...the belt, pull its free end 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 ...
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    ...killed if the front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating... 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 ...
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    3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 5. Pull the rest...
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    6. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is ...
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    ... show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up... thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. Older children who... have the choice, a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder...
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    ... child's face or neck? Move the child toward the center of the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt ... have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see "...together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. 1-74
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    CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child 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 belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That ...
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    ...a more severe crash, then you need new parts. If the LATCH system was being used during a more severe crash, you may need new LATCH system ... repairs may be necessary even if the belt or LATCH system wasn't being used at the time of the collision. If the frontal air bags inflate, ...
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    ... Keys Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System (Option) Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices ... Your Engine Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) Automatic Transaxle Operation Parking Brake Shifting ... -- Your Information System Warning Lights, Gages, Messages and Indicators Message Center Driver ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    Windows CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-2
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    Power Windows The switches on the driver's door armrest control the front windows when the ignition is in RUN, ACCESSORY or ... the driver's window. The right switch controls the passenger's window. The driver's power window switch has two down positions. The first position lowers the window ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    .... Power Rear Quarter Windows (If Equipped) This switch, located in the overhead console switchbank, is used for opening and closing the power rear quarter windows. To close, pull the center of ... Power (RAP) must be active, to use the power rear quarter windows. See "Retained Accessory ...
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    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-5
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    This key can be used for the ignition as well as all door locks, the liftgate lock and the storage ...help prevent theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever ... do get locked out of your vehicle, call Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance. See "Roadside Assistance" in the...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    .... There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. From the outside, use your key or the optional remote keyless entry transmitter. From the inside, use the manual or power door locks. To unlock either front door from the outside with the key, ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... door locks, you won't need the key to open it. Simply squeeze the handle above the license plate. This is also true if you use the optional remote keyless entry transmitter. See "Remote Keyless Entry System" later in this section. 2-8
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... vehicle, when the power door lock switch or the lock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is used to lock your vehicle. To cancel... locks feature, you can lock or unlock the doors at any time, either manually or by using the power door lock switches. Sliding Door Delayed Locking If either ...
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    ...you don't leave the keys in the ignition or if you use the manual door lock, you could still ... Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices" in the Index. Remote Keyless Entry System (Option) If your ...3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle....
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    ... operation of the device. Changes or modifications 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. This is normal for any remote keyless entry system. If the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... content theft-deterrent system, your remote keyless entry transmitter will have this feature. When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to lock your vehicle, ... content theft-deterrent system, your remote keyless entry transmitter will have this feature. When you use your remote...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... transmitters matched to it. See your dealer to match transmitters to another vehicle. Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about three years. You can tell the battery is weak if the...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    Replacing the Battery in the Remote Transmitter 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 the halves are snapped together tightly so water will not get in. 5....
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... switchbank is located in the instrument panel below the comfort controls. The switchbank may include the rear fan knob, rear window wiper/washer, the fog lamps, the traction control and the heated seats. If your vehicle does not have some of the...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    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 ...
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    ... these steps: 1. The optional content theft-deterrent system must be disarmed. See "Content Theft-... in this section. Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting This feature allows you to customize the interior ... you lock the doors.) Mode 3: Exit Lighting Only (The interior lamps will come on whenever ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...interior lamps on by turning the instrument panel brightness control all the way up. 3. Count the number ... the automatic locking and unlocking of the doors when using the gearshift. Programmable Modes Mode 1: Both... will always need to lock your doors manually before driving to increase occupant safety...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ....) Mode 3: Last Door Closed Locking Only (If the power door lock switch or optional remote keyless entry transmitter is used to lock the vehicle while any door or the liftgate is open, you will hear three chimes. The doors will not lock....
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    .... Remote Driver's Unlock Control This feature allows you to customize the UNLOCK button on the remote keyless entry transmitter. Programmable...do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press UNLOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter....
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... Exterior Lamps Flash Only D When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to lock your vehicle,... command has been received. D When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock your vehicle... command has been received. D When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock your ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. D When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to lock your vehicle, ... again within five seconds. D When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock your vehicle ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Turn the...mode, you can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...mode provides increased security, it can be a problem if your remote keyless entry transmitter is damaged, ... your key or remote keyless entry transmitter. D The system will arm when you lock the doors using D The system will disarm when you unlock the doors Mode 2: Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Insert ... Steps 2 through 4. 3. Press the panic button with the horn symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter. 4. Count the number of chimes you ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... handle out and then pull the door toward the rear. If you slide the door all the way... sliding door is designed to open only a little if the fuel door is open. If this ever happens, donମ.Just close the driver’s side sliding door. Then when the fuel filler door is closed, the driver’s side sliding ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... allow it to slowly close. Lock either sliding door from inside the vehicle by moving the manual lock lever down. Unlock it by moving the lever up. With power door locks,...lock has a delay feature. See "Power Door Locks" and "Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices" in the Index. 2-27
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... you can open and close the sliding door(s) with the switches inside your vehicle. If you have the optional remote keyless entry system, you can also operate the power sliding door(s) with your remote keyless entry transmitter. See "Remote Keyless Entry...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... overhead console switchbank, passenger's side sliding door, or entry transmitter. D when using the switch in front of the driver's or D when using the optional remote keyless This switch(es) is located in the overhead console switchbank. NOTICE: When your ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...the door(s) is not completely closed. CAUTION: The power sliding door override switch(es) will also stop the door(s) immediately, while the door(s) is opening or closing, when the override switch(es) is turned on. The power sliding door(s) will only open if the...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... door is designed to open only a little if the fuel door is open. If this ever happens, ... close the driver's side sliding door. Then when the fuel filler door is closed, the driver's side ... sliding door(s) when the power sliding door override switch(es) is on, pull the inside or outside handle and...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... does not slam shut, turn on the power sliding door feature. Then if the door closes, it will close under the control of the power door system. If you want to close the power sliding door(s) when the override switch(es) is turned off, pull the inside or...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... lock by pressing either power door lock switch when the power sliding door override ... in the rear won't be able to open the sliding door from the inside when the security lock feature is in use.... the sliding door. Use the security lock label on the edge of the door as a guide. This lock is on both ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... wait 10 seconds. 6. Turn the power sliding door override switch on. 7. Press either of the power door lock switches to ... door still does not operate correctly, see your dealer for service. D A low voltage or dead battery, D disconnecting the battery, or D if the instrument panel PWR/HEATED SEAT PSD...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ...the outside, turn the key in the cylinder clockwise or use the optional remote keyless entry transmitter. To lock the liftgate using the key, turn the key counterclockwise. Open the ... sure all other windows are shut. D Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... then firmly shut the liftgate. Don't drive with the liftgate open, even slightly. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. A message in your message center will warn you if the liftgate is not completely closed. See "Rear Hatch Ajar Warning Message" in the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. ... glove box. D If your vehicle has a remote keyless entry system, take the transmitter with you. D ...the doors except the driver's. A light located on top of your instrument panel (near the center of the vehicle, next...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...to enter the vehicle (without using the remote keyless entry transmitter or a key), breaks a window, tries to ...Entry Transmitter Your alarm system will arm when you use your remote keyless entry transmitter to... Your alarm system will arm when you use your key to lock the doors. The security light will...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... Keyless Entry Transmitter Your alarm system will disarm when you use your remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock the doors. The security light will stop flashing to... Your Key Your alarm system will disarm when you use your key to unlock the doors. The security light will stop ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. PASS-...€™s starter and fuel systems. The starter will not work and fuel will stop being delivered to the engine. Anyone using a trial-and-error method to ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... If the engine still does not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service. ... not start see your dealer for service. 3. After the engine has started, turn the key to...restart your engine if you turn it off. Your PASS-Key III system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...(322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings aren't yet broken in. Hard stops ...-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. D Don't tow a trailer during break-in...for more information. Ignition Positions With the key in the ignition switch, you can turn the key to five different ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...the key only with your hand. Using a tool to force it could break the key or the ignition switch. If none of ... the engine is running. But even when the engine is not running, you can use RUN to operate your ... the power rear quarter windows (if equipped), audio system and electronic level control (ELC)...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...safety feature. To restart when you're already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. NOTICE: Holding your key ... than 15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat... help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter. 2. If the engine doesn't start in...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... NOTICE: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding ...to starting your vehicle. At temperatures above 32_F (0_C), use of the coolant heater is not required. 2-45
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical... and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged...volt AC outlet. If the cord won't reach, use a heavy-duty three-prong extension cord ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't...transaxle shift lock control system. You must fully apply your regular brakes before you ...As you step on the brake pedal, while in PARK (P), you may hear a click from the solenoid of the system. This...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ..., your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving, use... engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake... by shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine racing isn't covered by your warranty. 2-48...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... quickly. See "Comfort Controls, Heating" in the Index for more information. THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal driving, but it offers more power and lower fuel economy than ... happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...more power, but lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help control your speed as you go..., but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. NOTICE: If your vehicle ... happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep hills,...This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your ...brake pedal with your left foot. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See "Brake...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... parking brake.) When you remove your foot from the parking brake pedal, it will pop up to the released position. Shifting ..., even when you're on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you're pulling a... brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    2. Move the shift lever into PARK (P) like this: D Move the lever up as far as it will go. D Pull the lever toward you. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P). 2-53
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat... to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly set ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you ... you step on the brake pedal, while in PARK (P), you may hear a click from the solenoid of the system. ... Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the engine and then ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle. See the earlier Caution under "Engine Exhaust." Also...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...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 the engine is running unless you have to. If you've ... fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Follow...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...High/Low-Beam Changer D Flash-to-Pass Feature D Windshield Wipers D Windshield Washer D Cruise Control To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts...arrow flashes faster than normal, a signal bulb may be burned out and other drivers won't see your turn signal. 2-58
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...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. Your fog lamps will turn off when you switch to high beams. Using your high beams in fog is not recommended. Flash-to-Pass Feature When the headlamps...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... the band is turned toward LOW, the shorter the delay will be. Use this setting for light rain or snow. Remember that damaged wiper blades may ... you had selected earlier. CAUTION: In freezing weather, don't use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid can form ice on ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    .... To wash and wipe the rear window, press in the washer symbol on the top of the switch. Washer fluid will run down the window as long as the switch is... more times. There is only one washer fluid reservoir for the front and rear windshield wipers. See “Windshield Washer Fluidମ.
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... If your vehicle is in cruise control when the optional traction control system begins to limit wheel spin...disengage. See "Traction Control System" in the Index. When road conditions allow you to safely use ...until you want to use cruise control. 1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. 2. Get up ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...Set Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don't need to ... vehicle will keep going faster until you release the switch or apply the brake. So unless you want to go faster, ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down. Of course, applying the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. Ending Cruise Control There are two ways to turn...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... the following: D Sidemarker Lamps D Taillamps D Instrument Panel Lights (Headlamps): Turning the control to this setting turns on the headlamps, together with the previously listed lamps and lights. The control on the left side of the steering column operates the exterior ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... DRL and automatic headlamp control off, set the parking brake while the ignition is in OFF or...and automatic headlamp control will stay off until you release the parking brake. As with any ... are met: D The ignition is on, D the exterior lamps control is off, and D the parking brake is released. 2-66
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...is in any position. Your fog lamps will go off when you switch to high beams. Using your high beams in fog is not recommended. ...for this feature is located below the exterior lamp control. The indicator light will glow when the fog lamps are on. Press the top part of the switch to turn them off. The...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... come on for 40 seconds if you unlock your door using your key or the optional remote keyless entry transmitter and the ignition is ..., or D press LOCK on the optional remote keyless entry transmitter. Press the symbol on the switch to override control of the interior lamps and turn ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... off or on, see "Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices" in the Index. D Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY, D lock all doors using the optional remote keyless entry transmitter, or or the key. D lock all the doors using the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...the interior lamps override feature. See "Interior Lamps Override Switch" in the Index. The dome lamp is located in the center of your vehicle and has two buttons to manually turn on and off the lamp. The dome lamp will come on each time you open a...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... the day position, push the lever away from you. Battery Saver Your vehicle has a feature to ... on again until you: Power Remote Control Rearview Mirrors The control on the driver's door operates both ...less than 15 miles (25 km) on the odometer, the battery saver will turn off the lamps after only ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... select the driver's side rearview mirror, or clockwise to select the passenger's side rearview mirror. Then use the control to adjust each mirror so that you ...they will fold almost flush with the vehicle. This feature is particularly useful in automatic car washes. Your mirrors have a ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...large as a 4i x 8i piece of plywood. You can also use the floor pins that are used to attach the seats, to secure larger loads. Compact Overhead Console (... 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...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...locks onto the plastic tabs at the end of the guide rails. The tray can hold CDs or cassettes in the center area. You can also... lamps, a switchbank, storage compartments, OnStarR System buttons, an optional Driver Information Center (DIC) and optional HomeLinkR Transmitter buttons. For information on...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...Storage Bin The storage bin is located under the manual front passenger's seat. To open the bin,...let the tray lock over the plastic tabs at the end of the guide rails (A). Lift the tray out ...mat are seated in the slots at the back of the storage bin. To use the cupholders, simply pull down the tray....
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    Rear Storage Compartments and Cupholders Your vehicle has a storage compartment and ...€™s side captain’s chairs. The seatbacks have cupholders that can be used when the seatbacks are folded down. To use the convenience net, do the following: Convenience Net (Option) The optional convenience net is...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... loads on 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 the life of the net and help retain its elasticity, and to keep the rear exit clear. Store the net in the pouch behind either front seat or in ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...Attach the loops to the posts on the rear side panels, near the jack storage area. When not in use, it is recommend that you take down the convenience nets to ...The net does not detach from the driver's seat. When not in use, it is recommend that you unhook the net to extend its life...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ..., pull up on the door latch located in the front. The convenience center cover has two automatic prop rods to hold it up and in place. To close the convenience center cover you must pull one of the ... you while holding onto the door latch and lower the convenience center cover to close it. 2-79
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...and over toward the stowable seat. The cover of the convenience center can be left in its upright position ...center has six hooks on the inside cover for hanging items on. The prop rods can hold ... to 49 lbs. (21.8 kg) on the cover of the convenience center while in its upright position. The convenience...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... you drive along. This can cause you to lose control. What you are carrying could be violently torn off, and this could cause you or other drivers to have a collision, and of course damage your ... the roof, as well as sliding crossrails and places to use for tying things down. These let you load...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...may damage your vehicle. When you carry cargo on the luggage carrier of a proper size and weight, put it on the slats, as far forward as you can. Then slide the crossrail up against the rear of the load, to help keep it from moving. You can then tie it down. Don't ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... luggage carrier has release knobs set in the ends of each crossrail. Use the tie-down loops on the slider to help secure large loads..... You can also remove them from the center mount and swing them to the side. Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors Pull down the sun visor. Flip up the cover to expose the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... can inflate things like air mattresses and basketballs, and you can also use it to bring your tires up to the proper pressure. The air inflator is located in the rear compartment on the driver's side. To remove the cover, pull the tab on the cover and pull it off...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...30 minutes at one time. If you do, you may damage the system. After 30 minutes, wait at least 10 minutes before restarting the ...and outlet for the air inflator system are located in the rear compartment on the driver's side next to the accessory power outlet. To use your air inflator system, do the...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... cover and put the cover in place. Push down the tab to secure the cover. When not in use, always cover the rear accessory power outlet with the protective cap. NOTICE: When using the accessory power outlets: D Maximum load of any electrical equipment should ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... with your dealer before adding electrical equipment and never use anything that exceeds the amperage rating. When adding electrical equipment, be...not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty. OnStar ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    .... Volume Control: You can control the volume of the OnStar System using either the volume knob on the radio or, if equipped, the steering wheel volume control. Telltale ... vehicle comes with a specific one-year service plan than allows use of some or all of the following services. D...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... Stolen Vehicle Tracking: Call the center at 1-888-4-ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) to report ... is parked to maintain the battery charge. D Roadside Assistance with Location: For vehicle D Remote Diagnostics: If.... light comes on, press the OnStar Services button. An advisor can perform a check of the engine...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...Subscriber Services Agreement. In order to provide you with excellent service, calls with the OnStar Center may be monitored or recorded. OnStar ... governmental emergency and roadside service providers. OnStar will receive your call and use reasonable effort to contact an appropriate provider. OnStar ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... cause undesired operation of the device. Changes and modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. Your vehicle's engine should be turned off while programming the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... to hold both buttons until the indicator light on HomeLink begins to flash rapidly (this may ... followed the directions exactly as described and that the battery in the hand-held transmitter is not weak.... to your garage door opener owner's manual or contact the manufacturer of HomeLink at 1-800-355-...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... garage door opener should now recognize HomeLink. You may either use HomeLink or the hand-held transmitter to open the garage door. If after following these instructions, you still have problems training the garage door opener, contact the manufacturer of HomeLink at 1-800-355-3515,...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-94
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... Switch E. Instrument Panel Cluster F. Center Vents G. Audio System H. Side Vents I. Exterior Lamps Control J. Hood Release K. Audio Steering...(Option) L. Horn M. Ignition Switch N. Audio Steering Wheel Controls (Option) O. Climate Controls P. Rear Fan Controls (Option) Q. Cupholder Tray R. Accessory ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... how your vehicle is running. 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 version shown, ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada).... after approximately 15 seconds. Each of the two trip odometers can be used to keep track of different trip distances (for example, the mileage of a long trip and the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... called retro-active reset. This feature can be used to set either (or both) trip odometer(s) ... driven since the ignition was last turned on. This can be used if you forget to reset your ... both trip odometers can be used separately. Tachometer The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... also save you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As .... Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensor, the air bag ... the light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. 2-100
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ..., it means you have a brake problem. Your vehicle's hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part ...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 light should come on briefly...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Traction Control System Warning Light (Option) United States Canada The traction control system warning light may come on for the following reasons: D If you turn the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    D If there's a brake system problem that is specifically Engine Coolant Temperature Gage related to traction control, the traction control system will... light will come on until your brakes cool down. D If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    .... 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 the system ... affect your vehicle's emission controls and may cause the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light to come on. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... dealer or qualified service center for service. If the Light Is On Steady You may be able to correct the emission system malfunction by considering the .... Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and service may be required. D Light On Steady -- An emission control system malfunction has been ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... you experience 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...vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ...normal and do not indicate that anything is wrong with the fuel gage. D At the gas station, the gas pump shuts... gage pointer may move while cornering, braking D The gage may not indicate empty when... low, the warning message in the message center will go on. See "Low Fuel Warning Message" later in...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... If your vehicle has the traction control system and this message is displayed when you're driving, there may be a problem with your traction control system. Your vehicle may need service. When this message is displayed, the traction control ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...: Traction Active Message (Option) D If there's a brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the ... come on until your brakes cool down. D If your brakes begin to overheat, the traction control D If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem,...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...pressure warning message. Your oil pressure message lets you know when you may have a problem with your engine oil pressure. When the engine ... and this message appears on, the engine oil level may be too low. There may also be another problem causing low oil pressure. 2-110
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. United States Canada NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. If this message comes on, it means your engine ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    Change Engine Oil Message Power Sliding Door Warning Message United States Canada United States... "Engine Oil, When to Change" in the Index. After changing the engine oil the system must be reset. See "How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message" in the Index. This message will come on if ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    Door Ajar Warning Message CAUTION: If you shift the transaxle out of PARK (P) and accelerate before the power sliding door latches closed, the door may reverse to the open position. A child or others could fall out of the vehicle and be injured. Always make sure the power sliding door is closed ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...and this message comes on and stays on, you will be able to restart your engine if you turn it off. Your PASS-Key III system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-Key III system at this time. 2-114...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... on, see your dealer right away. You will receive this message when there is a spare tire on the vehicle or when the anti-lock brake system warning light comes on. The all-wheel-drive system will be disabled until the compact spare tire is replaced by a full-size ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Driver Information Center (DIC) (Option) The DIC will show information about the vehicle and the surroundings. D E/M (English/Metric Button): You can change the D MODE: Press this button to cycle through three modes of operation -- off, compass/temperature and trip computer mode. display to...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... segments briefly to acknowledge the change in the 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 will be ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...of driving. 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. accumulated fuel used since the last reset. average speed ... appear, see your dealer. D FUEL USED (Trip Fuel Used): This shows the D AVG SPEED (...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    .... Rear Parking Assist (Option) Rear parking assist can help you to determine how close an object is to your rear bumper within a given area, making parking easier. It is not intended to be used primarily as a rear obstacle detection system. The rear ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... System Works If the rear park aid disable switch is not on, the rear parking ...distance is determined by the four ultrasonic sensors located on the rear bumper. When shifting into REVERSE (R) and ... red, indicating that there is a problem unless, the disable switch is on. The light will also flash red ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... red if the ultrasonic sensors are not kept clean. So be sure to keep your rear bumper free of mud, dirt, snow, ice and slush or the system may not work properly. If after cleaning the rear bumper and driving forward at least 15 mph (25 km/h), the display continues...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...with Temperature Control Air Conditioning with Dual Temperature Control (Option) Air Conditioning Heating Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger Rear Climate Control (Vehicles without the Entertainment System) (Option) Rear Climate Control ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... cooler air. Mode Knob The right knob is used to select the direction of the air flowing into ... through the floor ducts. This setting is also used to send air to the rear of the vehicle. Keep the area ...Conditioning with Temperature Control Fan Knob The left knob is the fan knob and is used to select ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...(Air Conditioning): Press this button to turn the air conditioning compressor on and off. The light in the button will glow when the air conditioning is in use. Air Conditioning with Dual Temperature Control (Option) Fan Knob The left knob is the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...lower the temperature. Mode Knob The right knob is used to select the direction of the air flowing into ... the floor ducts. This setting is also used to send air to the rear of the vehicle. Keep the area... through the floor ducts. This mode is particularly useful during cold or inclement weather because...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...into your vehicle. The light in the button will glow when outside air is in use. Using this setting while ... compressor on and off. The light in the button will glow when the air conditioning is in use. Air Conditioning ...your vehicle will cool down more quickly and economically if you open the windows...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... outlets. The heater works best if you keep your windows closed while using it. The bi-level setting is designed for use on...the windows more quickly. 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 quickly...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...defogger grid on the rear window and to turn on the heated outside rearview mirrors. NOTICE: Don't use a razor blade or something else sharp on the inside of the rear window. If you... adjust the amount of air directed to the rear of the vehicle using the front fan control knob. When it's ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    .... The rear fan control in the instrument panel switchbank has an R setting which allows the rear passengers to use the rear climate control knobs to adjust the air ... of air coming through the rear outlets. Select the desired climate control mode using the directional controls on ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...See "Adjusting Rear Seats" in the Index. Rear Climate Control (Vehicles with the Entertainment System) (Option) If you have the ... You can also adjust the amount of air directed to the rear of the vehicle using the front fan knob. When it's cold outside, set the main climate control mode knob ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    The rear fan control in the instrument panel switchbank has an R setting which allows the rear passengers to use the rear climate controls to adjust the air through the rear air outlets. If it is not in the R setting, the overhead entertainment console display ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... defroster to 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....a vehicle in cold weather, turn the D Keep the area around the base of the center D In cold weather, operating the system in the 3-11
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... acquaint yourself with it first. Find out what your audio system can do and how to operate all of its controls to be sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained Accessory Power (...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...with Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume... as you drive. If you don't want to use automatic volume, select OFF. DISP (Display): ... the Radio PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. A VOL " (Volume): Turn this knob...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. The radio will produce one beep and display ALL with the level display in the middle position. When you use this knob, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will return to manual. 3-14
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... and display ALL with the level display in the middle position. Using RDS Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS is a ... the audio of the FM station you are currently tuned to. You can use RDS to display program information and to control your radio. With RDS the radio can ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... program. DISP (Display): Press this knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. Pressing this knob will also display an RDS station frequency or ... and the radio will return to the last station you were listening to. To use the P-TYPE interrupt feature, press and hold the P-TYPE LIST ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... frequency off. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. When you turn the ignition off and then ... work during actual emergency broadcasts, and will not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. 3-17
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every three seconds... plays. If the compact disc player was being used, the CD will stay in the player and resume... must return to the dealership for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCKR system has locked...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    Playing a Compact Disc Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in and the disc should begin playing. The display will show the CD symbol. If you want to insert a compact disc with the ignition off, first press DISP or the EJT button. If an error appears on the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... try again.) If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD. If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error can't be corrected, contact your dealer. If your radio displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-20
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data System (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control (If Equipped) AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume): Your system has a feature called automatic... to you as you drive. If you don't want to use automatic volume, select OFF. DISP (Display): Press this...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    A SEEK ": Press the right arrow to seek to the next station and the left arrow to seek to the previous station and stay there. The radio will seek to stations with a strong signal only. A PSCAN " (Preset Scan): Press and hold one of the arrows for more than two seconds. The radio will produce one ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    .... The radio will produce one beep and display ALL with the level display in the middle position. When you use this knob, the radio's AUTO TONE setting will return to manual. AUTO (Automatic) TONE: This feature allows you to choose preset bass and treble ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Using RDS Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS is a ... currently tuned to. You can use RDS to display program information and to control your radio. With ...): Press this knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. Pressing this knob will also display an RDS ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...return to the last station you were listening to. To use the P-TYPE interrupt feature, press and... Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program type... on. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may switch to stronger stations. Press and hold...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...will not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (Information): If the current station has a... the whole message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every three seconds until the...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... the traffic announcement plays. If the cassette tape or compact disc player was being used, the cassette tape and CD will stay in the player and resume... to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the volume, fade, balance, treble, bass, and seek controls just as you do for the...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...You may select stations during reverse operation by using TUNE and the SEEK arrows. 4 FWD (Forward): Press this pushbutton to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press this pushbutton again to return to ... may select stations during forward operation by using TUNE and the SEEK arrows. 3-28
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... to play a CD or cassette tape when listening to the radio. Press TAPE CD to switch between the tape and compact disc if both are loaded. The inactive ...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. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    CLN (Clean): If this message appears on the display, the cassette tape player needs to be cleaned. It will still play tapes, but you should clean it as soon as possible to prevent damage to the tapes and player. See "Care of Your Cassette Tape Player" in the Index. If any error occurs ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...button to play a CD or cassette tape when listening to the radio. Press TAPE CD to switch between the tape and compact disc if both are loaded. The inactive tape... contact your dealer. If your radio displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-31
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped) AUTO VOL (Automatic ... feature called automatic volume. With this feature, your audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and ...as you drive. If you don't want to use automatic volume, select OFF. RCL (...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... AUDIO button until BASS, MID or TREB appears on the display. Then turn the knob to increase or decrease. When you use this knob, the radio's tone setting will switch to manual. If a station is weak or noisy, you may want to decrease the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... appears on the display. Then you will be able to manually adjust the bass, midrange and treble using the AUDIO knob. Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/...are not displayed. The radio will produce one beep and CENTERED will appear on the display. Using RDS Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...This button is used to turn on and off Program Type (PTY) selections. PTY and the light next ... you want to listen to. The last PTY selected will be used for seek or scan modes. If a station with... stations with traffic announcements and the selected PTY. To use the PTY interrupt feature, press and hold...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...whole message does not appear on the display, parts of the message will appear every three seconds until the message is completed. To see the parts of the message faster than every three seconds,...disc is playing. If the compact disc player was being used, the compact disc will stay in the player and ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... side of the LOAD CD button. 3. Wait for the light, located to the right of the slot, to turn green... seconds. You will hear a beep and the light, located to the right of the slot, will begin to flash.... The player will pull the disc in. Once the disc is loaded, the light will begin flashing again. Once...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...LOAD CD eject button to eject a disc after you have tried to push it in manually. The receivers 25-second eject timer will reset at each press of eject,... of the LOAD CD button for two seconds, you will hear a beep, and the light will flash to let you know when a disc is being ejected. % REV (Reverse...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... can repeat one track or an entire disc. To use repeat, do the following: D To repeat the track ... on the display and you hear a beep. Use this feature to listen to each track of the currently ... order, on one disc or on all of the discs. To use random, do one of the following: t u t u D To play ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...: Press this button to play the radio when a disc(s) is in the player. Using Song List Mode The integrated six-disc ... desired disc by pressing the numbered pushbutton and then use the SEEK SCAN right arrow button to .... You may seek through the song list by using the SEEK SCAN arrows. Seeking past the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... try again. If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD. If any error occurs repeatedly or if an error can't be corrected, contact your dealer. If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-41
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... the operating range. To use the headphones turn the switch located on the left side to ON. An indicator light located on the ... replaced. See "Battery Replacement" later in this section for more information. Switch the headphones to OFF when not in use. If you move too far forward, step out of ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...adjust the volume on the headphones, use the volume control located on the right side. 2. Remove the batteries from the compartment.... and keep them in a cool, dry place. Stereo RCA Jacks The RCA jacks ... button to stop the DVD or use the remote control. See "Remote Control" later in this section ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... the radio, cassette or CD player will be heard through all speakers when the front audio system is being used and the rear seat audio system is off... seat audio system you must use the headphones. With the rear seat audio system on, the speaker in the overhead console and the rear...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    When the video screen is not in use, push it up into its locked position. If a DVD is playing and ... located in the front floor console. The DVD player can be controlled by the buttons on the DVD player and by the buttons on the remote control. See "Remote Control" later in this section for more ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    The entertainment system is only compatible with DVDs authorized for use in the United States and Canada. Regular audio CDs can also be ... in the player, press the play/pause button on the face of the player or on the remote control. Some DVDs will not allow you to fast forward...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    Remote Control To use the remote control, aim it at the display above the video screen and press the desired button. ... or very bright light may affect the ability of the entertainment system to receive signals from the remote control. Be sure the remote's batteries are not discharged, as this will ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... between the following screen formats: D FULL: The system expands the image to fill the entire screen. D NORMAL: The picture on the screen is displayed using the default settings on the disc. D CINEMA: The system expands the image to fill the screen in the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...DVD as the source for the system, press the play/pause button on the remote control or the DVD player. Battery ... door located on the back of the remote control. 2. Remove the batteries from the compartment. 3. Replace the two AAA ... and keep them in a cool, dry place. Rear Seat Audio (Vehicles without...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... inactive if the AM FM mode on the front radio is in use. While listening to a cassette tape, press the ...is inactive if the tape mode on the front radio is in use. PWR (Power): Press this button to turn RSA ... position when you're not using it. The upper VOL knob controls the left headphone and the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... Seat Audio (Vehicles with the Entertainment System) (Option) This feature allows rear seat passengers to listen to and control any of the ... of headphones while the driver listens to the radio through the front speakers. The rear seat passengers have control of the volume for each set of headphones. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... arrow to go back to the previous selection. These arrows are inactive if the tape mode on the front radio is in use. The following functions are controlled by the RSA system buttons: RSA PWR (Power): Press this button to turn RSA on ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... operate and LOCKED will be displayed. When the radio and vehicle are turned off, the blinking red light indicates that THEFTLOCK is armed. With THEFTLOCK activated, your radio will not ... Compact Disc Player with Radio Data Systems (RDS) and Automatic Tone Control, press this button to go ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...If your vehicle has this feature, you can control certain radio functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. PRESET: Press this button to play a.... MUTE: Press this button to silence the system. Press it again to turn on the sound. This button may be used when listening to the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, Delphi Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your ... check with your dealer and be sure to check federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. Tips About Your Audio System Hearing damage from ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... method for your cassette tape player is the use of a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning... tape. To prevent the cleaning cassette from being ejected, use the following steps. D Turn the ignition to RUN... clean as thoroughly as the scrubbing type cleaner. The use of a non-scrubbing action, dry-type...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... the outside DVD cabinet face and buttons, use only a clean cloth dampened with clean water. Cleaning the Video Screen When cleaning the video screen, use only a clean cloth dampened with clean water. Use ... of Your Compact Disc and DVD Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 261
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  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    .... 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-9 4-11 4-11 4-13 4-14 4-15 4-16 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Traction Control System (Option) All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System (Option) Steering Off-Road Recovery Passing Loss of Control Driving at Night 4-...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... 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 from the driving task -- ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then...and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ...-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in an increasing ... is 0.05 percent in both France and Germany. The BAC limit for all commercial drivers in the United States is 0.04 percent. The BAC will be over 0.10 percent ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... percent. Statistics show that the chance of being in a collision increases sharply for drivers who have a BAC of 0.05 percent or above. A driver... or heart. This means that when anyone who has been drinking -- driver or passenger -- is in a crash, that person's chance of being killed or permanently...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their...(wet, dry, icy); tire tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of the vehicle and the amount of... you can lose control of your vehicle. Also see "Traction Control System" in the Index. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ..., you will still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is used up, ... that your brake pedal moves or pulses a little. This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake System...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and ... at each wheel. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. 4-8
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... for you. You may feel a slight brake pedal pulsation or notice some noise, but this is normal. Traction Control System (Option) Your vehicle may have a traction control system that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The system operates ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... switchbank. United States Canada If this message comes on and stays on or comes on while you are driving, there's a problem with your traction control system. See "Service Traction System Warning Message" in the Index. When this warning ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... noise during hard use but this is normal. During heavy AWD applications, the engine torque may ...20 minutes depending on outside temperature and vehicle use. See "AWD Disable Warning Message" ... those places. You can lose control. Refer to "Traction Control System" in the Index. Steering Power...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and ...in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in ...emergencies like these. First apply your brakes. See "Braking in Emergencies" earlier in this section. It is better to ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    Off-Road Recovery You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while you're driving. An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o'clock positions, you can ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    Passing The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on a two-lane highway waits for just the right moment... frustration or anger can suddenly put the passing driver face to face with the worst of all traffic ...turn or an intersection, delay your pass. A broken center line usually indicates it's all ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't...skids correspond to your vehicle's three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels aren't... pedal. If you have the "Traction Control System," remember: It helps avoid only ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ...best to avoid sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear)....any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only... reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... older these differences increase. A 50-year-old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-..., so should your eyes be examined regularly. Some drivers suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. 4-17
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... and keep your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they .... Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads. And, if your...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles.... advice is to slow down when it is raining. CAUTION: Wet brakes can cause accidents. They won't ... large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    .... Have good tires with proper tread depth. See "Tires" in the Index. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to watch out for what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to traffic signals. D 4-20
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...plan your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country trip. D Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities. ...ll save time and energy. See the next part, "Freeway Driving." D Treat a green light as a warning signal. A traffic ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance ... 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 need ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... things you can check before a trip: D Windshield Washer Fluid: Is the reservoir full? Are all windows clean inside and outside? Highway Hypnosis Is... tips: D Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? D Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? D Lamps: Are they all working? Are the...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... that can make your trips safer and more enjoyable. D Keep your vehicle in good shape. 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 go down ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down.... well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. ... lane, like a stalled car or an accident. special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a... under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... loose snow -- drive with caution. If you have traction control, keep the system on. It will improve your ability to accelerate when ... slow down and adjust your driving to the road conditions. See "Traction Control System" in the Index. If you don't have a traction system, accelerate gently. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... should probably stay with your vehicle unless you know for sure that you are near help and you can hike through the snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. D Turn on your hazard flashers. 4-28
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    .... This 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 ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    Recreational Vehicle Towing Recreational vehicle towing means towing your vehicle behind another vehicle -- such as behind a motorhome. The two most common types of recreational vehicle towing are known as "dinghy towing" (towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground) and "dolly ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a clamping device designed for towing. 5. Release the parking brake. If you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle, it cannot be ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles....the front and rear axles, called the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail because of overloading. 4-32
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... Control (Option) On vehicles equipped with the optional electronic level control, the rear of the vehicle is automatically kept level as you ... for an extended period of time, your vehicle needs service. Using heavier suspension components to get added durability might not change your weight ratings....
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...: If you don’t use the correct equipment and drive properly, you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not ..., durability and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. Thatମ.
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...be state or provincial police. Three important considerations have to do with weight: D Consider using a sway control if your trailer will weigh 2,000 lbs. (900kg) or less. You should always use a sway control if your trailer will weigh more than 2,000 lbs. (...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...that can be too heavy. It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For example, speed, altitude, ..., outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. And, it... information or advice, or you can write us at: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance P.O. Box 33171 Detroit, ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...tongue. 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. weigh more than 2,000 lbs. (900kg). be sure to use a properly mounted, weight-carrying hitch and sway...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... into your vehicle through a window in the rear or another opening, drive with your front, main heating or cooling system on and with the fan on ... they must be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be able to install, adjust ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... Acquaint yourself with the feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep ...and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are working. This lets you ..., and that the lamps and any trailer brakes are still working. Following Distance Stay ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps will also flash, telling other drivers you're about to turn, change lanes or stop. When towing a trailer, ...if the bulbs on the trailer are burned out. Thus, you may think drivers behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. It's important...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... 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....the trailer wheels. 3. When the wheel chocks are in place, release the regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load. 4. Reapply the regular ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (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 them quickly. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...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 5-9 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-12 5-20 5-21 5-36 5-38 Cooling System If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ...even if the key isn't in. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press the button...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. When the hazard warning flashers are on...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle ...costly damage to your vehicle that wouldn't be covered by your warranty. The ACDelcoR battery in your vehicle has a ...not charge, test or jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    .... You will not need to access your battery for jump starting. Your vehicle has ...could damage the electrical systems. To avoid the possibility of the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake firmly.... Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...Overview" in the Index for more information on location. CAUTION: Using a match near a battery can cause ...been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has ...should always use the remote positive (+) terminal instead of the positive (+) terminal on your battery. CAUTION...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...get a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts, too. And donମ. (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle.... Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...negative (-) cable to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote negative (-) terminal if the vehicle ... cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. Donମ.€™t go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal part, or to a remote negative (-) terminal...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... any other metal. The repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) Terminal C. Dead Battery or Remote Positive (+) Terminal 5-8
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...4. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other vehicle. 5. Return the remote positive (+) terminal cover to its original position. Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode This emergency operating mode allows your vehicle to be driven to...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine CAUTION: Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly,...the hood. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You... get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index.... Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    Cooling System When you decide it’s safe to lift the hood, here’s what you’ll see: CAUTION: An electric engine ...€™t do anything else until it cools down. The vehicle should be parked on a level surface. A. Radiator Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans C. Coolant Recovery Tank 5-12
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. NOTICE: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant isn't covered by your warranty. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index. 5-13...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    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 ...the overheat warning. Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    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 ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    CAUTION: Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly.... they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system and the radiator pressure cap to cool if you ever have ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... pressure cap. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and... be 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....
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    Housing Bypass Tube 3. After the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed valves...., up to the base of the filler neck. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for more information about the proper ... the radiator is filled. 5. Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from the engine and the compartment. 5-18...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    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... the base of the filler neck. 8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...position, and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A rear blowout, particularly on a... and may require the same correction you'd use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot from.... If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... your tire. To help prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the ..., at the opposite end. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 5-21
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... side convenience net. 2. Open the jack storage compartment by lifting up the tab and pulling the cover off. A. B. C. D. Jack Strap Bracket Wing Nut E. Jacking Instructions F. Bag and Tools G. Tire Bag and Cable (AWD only) 3. Remove the jack ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), extension (B) and folding wrench (C). The compact spare tire is located under the vehicle, ahead of the rear bumper. See "Compact Spare Tire" later ... insert the chisel end on an angle through the hole in the rear bumper and into the hoist shaft. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... in this section. If you have a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the hoist is used to store a full-size or a flat road tire under the vehicle. See "... end and spring under the wheel plate are missing. If so, the secondary latch system is engaged. See "Secondary Latch System" later in this section. To ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    Removing the Wheel Covers If your vehicle has aluminum wheels, use the handle of the folding wrench to pry the large center cap off. Then, with the ... vehicle has the plastic "bolt-on" wheel covers, loosen them completely using the folding wrench, and remove the wheel cover. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... pointing down. Front-wheel-drive vehicles use the underbody tire hoist assembly to store either...Flat or Spare Tire and Tools" in the Index for instructions on storing the spare or flat tire correctly....Storing the Spare Tire and Tools" in the Index for instructions. To store a flat full-size tire ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... the jack until the compact spare tire is resting on the folding wrench. 1. Place the jack under the vehicle, ahead of the rear bumper. Position the center lift point of the jack under the center of the compact spare tire. 2. Turn the folding wrench clockwise...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... wheel nuts -- but do not remove them -- using the folding wrench. NOTICE: To help avoid damage to... lock nut or the wheel lock key, do not use an impact wrench with this key. (Turn the handle about 180... for each turn.) For wheels with a wheel lock key, use the wheel lock key between the lock nut and...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... under a vehicle when it is supported 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 compact spare tire near you. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...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 need to, to get all the rust ... mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    .... CAUTION: Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can 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 sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque ... tire. It won't fit. Store the wheel cover securely in the rear of the vehicle until you have the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...rear of the vehicle with the valve stem down. 2. If the vehicle has aluminum wheels, remove the small center cap by tapping the back of the cap with the extension of the shaft. 3. Slide the cable retainer through the center of the wheel and start to raise the tire. Make sure ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... Unless you have the plastic "bolt-on" wheel covers, be sure to also store the center 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. 5-34
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...aluminum wheels, remove the small center cap by tapping the back of the cap with the extension of the shaft. 3. Put... in the tire storage bag and place it in the rear storage area with the valve stem pointing... C. Door Striker 4. Pull the cable through the door striker and the center of the wheel. 5-35...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...make sure it is secure. 7. Make sure the metal tube is centered at the striker. Push the tube towards the front of ...take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get caught... tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. 8. Close the liftgate and make...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    Don't use your compact spare on other vehicles. And don't mix your ... and disable the all-wheel drive system. The AWD DISABLE message will come on indicating ... won't fit your compact spare. Using them can damage your vehicle... can damage the chains too. Don't use tire chains on your compact spare...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... out when you're stuck, but you must use caution. NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as ...around your front wheels. If your vehicle has traction control, you should turn your traction control system off. See "Traction Control System" in the Index. Then shift...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped) Automatic Transaxle Fluid Engine Coolant Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid Windshield Washer Fluid Brakes 6-35 6-36 6-43 6-45 6-53 6-53 6-57 6-60 6-60 6-61 6-62 6-63 6-71 6-71 ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...€™ll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you’... 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... a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... tools before you attempt any vehicle maintenance task. D Be sure to use the proper nuts, bolts and ... fasteners can be easily confused. If you use the wrong fasteners, parts can later break or ... adding equipment to the outside of your vehicle. Fuel Gasoline Octane Use regular unleaded gasoline with a...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for diagnosis. If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. Additives Some gasolines that are not reformulated for low emissions may contain an ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldn't be covered by your warranty. To check on fuel availability, ask ...designed for fuel that contains methanol. Don't use fuel containing methanol. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...driver's side sliding door will only open partway. While refueling, let the cap hang by the tether as shown. To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The fuel cap has a spring in it; if you let go of the cap too soon, it will spring back to the right. 6-6
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... the atmosphere. See "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the Index. The malfunction indicator lamp (SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light) will come on if the fuel cap is not properly installed. NOTICE: If you need a new fuel cap, be ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...any underhood electric fan. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others could be burned. Be ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    Hood Release To open the hood, do the following: 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and push up on the underhood release, located near the center under the grille. 1. Pull the hood release handle, located on the driver's side under the instrument panel. 3. Lift the hood. 6-9
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... the hood prop to release it from its storage clip. The hood prop may be hot due to increased engine temperatures under the hood, so be careful when handling it. Use you hood prop sleeve when handling the hood prop. 5. Put the end of the hood prop ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...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 Reservoir Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Coolant Reservoir 6-11
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get ...engine oil dipstick is located at the front of the engine compartment, near the center. The dipstick handle has ...yellow loop design for easy identification. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... 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 engine oil crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. Be sure to fill it enough...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for ... you change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the starburst symbol on the front of ...American Petroleum Institute certified for gasoline engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...extremely low temperatures. Engine Oil Additives NOTICE: Use only engine oil with the American Petroleum Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your warranty. GM GoodwrenchR...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... Reset the Change Engine Oil Message The GM Oil Life System calculates when to change your engine oil and filter based on vehicle use. Anytime your oil is changed, reset the system so it can calculate when the next oil change is required. If...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    What to Do with Used Oil Used engine oil contains certain elements that may be unhealthy for your... or properly throw away clothing or rags containing used engine oil. See the manufacturer's warnings about ...If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... Remove the duct. 3. Unlatch the two hooks on top of the engine air cleaner/filter housing. 4. Remove ...duct back on and reinstall the clamps. Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can ...€™t drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. CAUTION:...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...outside and recirculated air, is routed through a passenger compartment filter, which is part of a two-piece filter system. The filter removes certain contaminants from ... and dust particles, as well as odors such as exhaust or fuel fumes. Reductions in airflow, which may occur more...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... Make sure the filters are inserted so that the sealing foam is angled in the same direction on both filters. For the type of filter to use, see "Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Index. 5. Close the inner access door, while squeezing ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 ... your transaxle. Too much can mean that some of the fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little fluid could cause the transaxle to...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...steps: D Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the D D D engine running. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in PARK (P)....three to five minutes. The dipstick is located toward the back of the engine compartment, next to the brake master cylinder reservoir. The dipstick handle...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... back in all the way. NOTICE: We recommend you use only fluid labeled DEXRONR-III, because fluid with that label is... back in all the way. How to Add Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. If...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... lubricant. Add enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Transfer Case (Power ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... the filler plug hole. A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if needed. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. 6-25
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... if you add only DEX-COOLR extended life coolant. The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. A 50/50 ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...COOLR coolant which won't damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you don't... else. NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and... warning. Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...Coolant The vehicle must be on a level surface. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at the FULL... tank. CAUTION: Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can.... Never turn the radiator pressure cap -- even a little -- when the engine and radiator are hot...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the cap line up with the ... can be 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. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... inspected and repaired. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for reservoir location. To determine what kind of fluid to use, see "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Always use the proper fluid. Failure to use the proper fluid can cause leaks and damage ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you ... occurs, which could damage the tank if it is completely full. Don't use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer. It can ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... Fluid The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it is, you should have your... you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on the engine. The fluid will burn if ... master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... come on. See "Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid. Refer ... dirt from entering the reservoir. NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Disc brake pads have... indicators, but if you ever hear a rear brake rubbing noise, have... linings inspected immediately. Also, the rear brake drums should be removed and inspected... pads replaced, have the rear brakes inspected, too. Brake linings should always...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... brakes, with or without the vehicle moving, your brakes adjust for wear. Battery Your new vehicle comes... hands after handling. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many ...your vehicle, the balance between your front and rear brakes can change -- for the worse....
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... for 25 days or more, remove the black, negative (-) cable from the battery. This will help keep your ... in this section, contact your dealer's service department. CAUTION: Batteries have acid that can ... Starting" in the Index for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt. Contact your...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    Headlamps 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly. See "Front Turn Signal/Parking/Sidemarker Lamps" later in this section. 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. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    7. Install the new bulb through the black retainer ring and into the electrical connector. Tighten the black retainer ring in place. Push the bulb firmly enough so that the blue tabs hook over the tab on the bulb. 8. Carefully put the bulb assembly back into the lamp housing. Be careful not to ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    Front Turn Signal/Parking/Sidemarker Lamps 1. Open the hood. 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 the wing nuts attach. 10. Reinstall the wing nuts. 11. To reinstall the front...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamp Front Sidemarker Lamp 5. Replace the bulb by pulling the old one out and gently pushing the new one into the lamp socket. 6. Line up the tabs on the socket with the gaps in the socket holes and screw the bulb socket back into the lamp housing until a click is heard (...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    7. To reinstall the lamp assembly, line up and insert the tabs on the back of the assembly in the slots in the fender. Engage the lower clip on the back of the lamp assembly into the fender, keeping the upper tab on the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly inboard of the headlamp bracket tab. 8....
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    Taillamps, Back-Up Lamps, Rear Turn Signals, Brake Lamps 1. Open the liftgate. 2. Remove the two screws from the taillamp housing on the inboard... entire taillamp housing. The locator/retaining pins on the outboard side are part of the lamp assembly and will remain intact during removal....
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and length, see "Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Index. Here's how to remove the wiper blade: 1. Turn the wipers on to the lowest intermittent setting. A. Taillamp Bulb...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    4. While holding the wiper arm away from the glass, push the release clip from under the blade. 5. Push the release clip at the connecting point of the blade and the arm up. Then pull the blade assembly down toward the glass to remove it from the wiper arm. 6. Push the new wiper blade securely on ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Oldsmobile Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D Underinflated tires pose the same ... maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. D Overloading your tires can cause overheating as a result of too ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ...-- Tire Pressure The Certification/Tire label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation ... should be at 60 psi (420 kPa). How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to ... they're underinflated. Be sure to put the valve caps back on the valve stems. They help ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...important. See "Scheduled Maintenance Services" in the Index for scheduled rotation intervals. When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown ... do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the rust or ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...vehicle will continue to have tires that are designed to give proper endurance, handling, speed rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an all-season tread design, the TPC number ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... to drive with your compact spare, though. It was developed for use on your vehicle. Quality grades can be ... winter-type snow tires, space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters ...or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires with the wheels on ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ...of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from ...in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. Traction -- AA, ... grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... bolts and wheel nuts for your vehicle. CAUTION: Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts or ... on your vehicle can be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your ... in which you or others could be injured. Always use the correct wheel, wheel bolts and wheel ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance and tire or tire chain clearance to the body and chassis. See "Changing a Flat Tire" ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... if you breathe their fumes in a closed space. When you use anything from a container to clean your vehicle, be sure to.... And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean your vehicle: Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... a clean area often. A soft brush may be used if stains are stubborn. entire area immediately or... ring forms on fabric after spot cleaning, clean the Using Cleaner on Fabric 1. Vacuum and brush the ... it roughly. 5. As soon as you've cleaned the section, use a sponge to remove any excess cleaner. 6. ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... a clean cloth. Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to ... your dealer for this product. Cleaning Interior Plastic Components Use only a mild soap and water solution ...cleaners may affect the surface finish. Cleaning Leather Use a soft cloth with lukewarm water and a ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... Backglass and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running,... window, since they may have to be scraped off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be damaged....
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ..."Appearance Care and Materials" in the Index. Don't use cleaning agents that are petroleum based, or that contain ...Don't wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Use a car washing soap. Don't...residue completely. Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are non-abrasive and... Wash the vehicle as soon as possible. If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe ...looking new by keeping your vehicle garaged or covered whenever possible. NOTICE: Machine compounding ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. Don't use strong soaps, chemicals, abrasive polishes, abrasive...because you could damage the surface. Do not use chrome polish on aluminum wheels. Don't ... wheels. Cleaning Tires To clean your tires, use a stiff brush with a tire cleaner. NOTICE: ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... the paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Oldsmobile will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged ...000 km) of purchase, whichever occurs first. Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the...
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    GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials 6-61
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...€™s side of the rear of the vehicle. It’s very helpful if you ever need to order parts. On .... The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and ... code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. 6-62
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, be sure to get it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit ...load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. 6-63
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse,...you can borrow one that has the same amperage or use one of the spare fuses in the underhood fuse block.... without -- like the radio or cigarette lighter -- and use its fuse, if it is the right amperage. Replace it ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... Panel Dimmer Switch Power Sliding Door Front Power Windows Six6-Way Power Seats and Rear Side Door Actuator Motor Blower Motor Hi ... Switch Cruise Control Module, Switch and Release Switch Not Used Powertrain Control Module (PCM), Ignition Crank PASS-KeyR III System Power Door Locks Heated Mirrors ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... (ELC) Sensor and Relay STOP LAMP Stoplamp Switch CLUSTER BATT Module/Electronic Brake Control Module/Electronic Brake Traction Control Module (... Relay, Trailer Harness Courtesy Lamp BCM, Electronic Brake Control Indicator Lamp Driver Module, Instrument Panel Cluster, Rear Side Door Actuator Control ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... Control Module, Heater-A/C Control, Temperature Door Actuator (Front) and Rear Window Defogger Relay... IGN MAIN Relay and PCM, Electronic Brake Control Module Fuses Blank Blank ... engine compartment, in front of the windshield washer fluid reservoir. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... MALL/Radio/DIC, Power Quarter Vent, Rear HVAC, Rear Wiper/Washer. SWC Accessory and Power Window Circuit Breaker 6 Maxi Fuse 1 2 3 Usage Coolant Fans Not Used Circuit Breakers: Front Comfort Controls Hi Blower, and Headlamp Fuses (Instrument Panel): Hazard...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ...TCC Right Fan 1, Left Fan 2 Usage A/C Clutch Fuel Pump Not Used Horn Left Fog Lamp, ...Fuse 18 19 20 21 Usage Fuel Injectors 1-6 Not Used Not Used Evaporative Emissions (EVAP)...Flow (MAF) Sensor Not Used Not Used Not Used Ignition Control Module (ICM) Not Used Transaxle Range Switch to Back-up Lamps A/C...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...Display, Heater A/C Control, Radio, Rear Side Door Actuator Control Motor, Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR), Security Indicator Lamp..., Headlamps and Instrument Panel Dimmer Switch Theft-Deterrent Relay to Headlamps Not Used AIR Air Conditioning Clutch Diode 38 39 Diodes ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... Pan Removal and Replacement ...8.7 quarts (8.3 L) Complete Overhaul ...10.8 quarts (10.3 L) Cooling System With A/C ...9.6 quarts (9.1 L) With Rear Climate Control ...11.9 quarts (11.3 L) Engine Oil with Filter ...4.5 quarts (4.25 L) Fuel ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... Air Conditioning Refrigerant Systems Front A/C ...1.7 lbs. (0.8 kg) Front and Rear A/C ...2.2 lbs. (1.0 kg) Use Refrigerant Oil, R134a Systems Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...A-1208C* Engine Oil Filter ...PF47 ...
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     NOTES 6-73
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     NOTES 6-74
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    Section 7 Maintenance Schedule This section covers the maintenance required for your vehicle. Your vehicle ... and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-15 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Part B: Owner Checks and Services 7-20 7-22 7-24 Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... and Owner Assistance booklet or your dealer for details. Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... is Organized This maintenance schedule is divided into five parts: “Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services”... or another qualified service center should perform. “Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricantsମ., should be used whether you do the work yourself or have it done. “Part E: Maintenance ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to help you keep your vehicle in good working condition. But we don't know exactly how you'll drive it. You may drive very short distances only a few times a week. Or you may drive long distances...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at... intervals and the maintenance be recorded. + A good time to check your brakes is during tire rotation. See "Brake System Inspection" under "Periodic Maintenance Inspections" in Part C...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    Scheduled Maintenance Engine Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance Change engine oil and filter as indicated by the GM ...€ in the Index for information on resetting the system. An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components with each engine oil and filter change. Lubricate the ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-7
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-8
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ...) j All-wheel drive/drive axle service. If your vehicle is used to pull a trailer, change the rear axle fluid. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index for the proper fluid to use. j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:...See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner filter...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... higher. - In 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 (...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ...rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission...footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you ..., the filter may require replacement more often. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-14
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... if necessary. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for further details. Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check ...the proper fluid if necessary. See "Windshield Washer Fluid" in the Index for further details. Engine Coolant Level Check At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ...in the Index. Automatic Transaxle Check Check the transaxle fluid level; add if needed. See "Automatic Transaxle Fluid" in the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. 7-16
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ...power sliding door cable and sliding door track(s). Part D tells you what to use. More frequent lubrication may be required... parking brake and the regular brake. See "Parking Brake" in the Index if necessary. Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn ... position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the shift ...vehicle needs service. Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ...: With the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake... this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. ability: With the engine running, shift to PARK...€™s holding Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed in this part are inspections and services which should be performed ...procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner ...front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    Fuel System Inspection Inspect the complete fuel system for damage or leaks. Engine Cooling System Inspection Inspect the hoses and have them replaced if they ... transfer case and add lubricant when necessary. A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ...Transaxle Key Lock Cylinders FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid). ..., 1050017 - 1 quart, or equivalent). DEXRONR-III Automatic Transmission Fluid. Engine Coolant Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    USAGE Chassis Lubrication FLUID/LUBRICANT Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985 or ...# 2, Category LB or GC-LB. VERSATRAK Fluid (GM Part No. 12378514). USAGE Hood and Door Hinges Rear Folding Seat,... Cable Sliding Door Track FLUID/LUBRICANT Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the ...be added on the following record pages. Also, you should retain all maintenance receipts. Your owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-25
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    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-26
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    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-27
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-28
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... 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 ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Oldsmobile. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle ..., concerns can be quickly resolved at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the sales, service...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... it appears your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-442-6537. In... D Vehicle delivery date and present mileage When contacting Oldsmobile, please remember that your concern will likely ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ... should be addressed to Oldsmobile's Customer Assistance Center. United States Oldsmobile Customer Assistance ..., or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Oldsmobile has TTY equipment ... at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Oldsmobile by dialing: 1-800-...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ... driver or passenger adaptive equipment you may require for your vehicle (hand controls,...) General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo de la Reforma # 2740 Col. Lomas ...free resource information, such as area driver assessment centers and mobility equipment installers....
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program Features and Benefits This value-added service is intended to ... during the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty period, at no expense to you: Security While You ... enrolled in the Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance program. D Fuel delivery D Lock-out service (identification ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ...and efficient assistance when calling, please provide the following to the Roadside Assistance Representative: Oldsmobile reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when, in Oldsmobile's judgement, the claims become excessive ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    Courtesy Transportation Oldsmobile has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor ... driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If .... However, if you are unable to wait, Oldsmobile helps minimize your inconvenience by providing...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ... $30 per day (five days maximum) may be available for the use of public transportation such as taxi or bus. In addition, ... rental. Additional Program Information Courtesy Transportation is available during the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty coverage period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited ...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ...in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-442-6537, or write: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33171 Detroit, MI 48232-5171 In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800...
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body, etc. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $120.00 Owner's Information Owner ...



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