2003 Oldsmobile Alero Owner's Manual

2003 Oldsmobile Alero Manual

2003 Oldsmobile Alero manual table of contents:

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    The 2003 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 ...1-8 Rear Seats Safety Belts ...1-9 Child Restraints ...1-32 SupplementalRestraint System (SRS) ...1-53 Restraint System Check ...1-60 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-2 Doors Locks and ...
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    ...P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 'JM GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, OLDSMOBILE, the OLDSMOBILE Rocket Emblem and the name ALERO are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed...
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    Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning. You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means “Donମ.
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    ... vehicle may be equipped with components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols, used on your vehicle, are shown along with the text describing the operation or information relating to a specific ... warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE. "Climate ...
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    ... PULL BELT COMPLETELY THEN SECURE CHILD SEAT 4:@ 8 JGHTING MASTER / SWITCH - B, \ ENGINE COOLANT TEMP PROTECT EYES BY SHIELDING TURN SIGNALS @+ CAUSTIC BATTERY ACID COULD CAUSE BURNS \!$ / z DO NOT INSTALL A REAR-FACING CHILD RESTRAINT IN THIS ...
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    ... Belts Properly ...1-14 Driver Position ...1-15 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ...1-22 Right Front Passenger Position ...1-23 Rear Seat Passengers ...1-23 Lenterpassenger Hear Posltion ...i-z Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults ...1-...
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    ... push a pedal when you don't want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. I Lift the bar located under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Try to move the seat with your body to be ...
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    ...outboard side of the driver's seat. Reclining Seatbacks This control allows you to move the seat up,... up or down. Move the seat forward or rearward by pushing the control toward the front or rear ... on the outboard side of the seat and movethe seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock ...
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    ...or other injuries. The lap belt can't do it's job either. In a crash the belt could goup over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is...
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    ... seatback latch fully without pushing forward on the seatback to unlock it. Then the seatback will fold forward. Push the seatback to its original position, and the seatback will lock. If the seatback isn't locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury ...
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    ...fully rearward to lock it. 4. Adjust the seat to the desired position. 5. The front passenger should try to move ...you’ve used it, be sure to push rearward on an easy entry seat to be sure it is locked. If ...s seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the lever. Try to move...
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    ... feature, do the following: 1. Pull the release straps located in the trunk. The right strap operates the passenger's side rear split seat. The left strap operates the driver's side rear split seat. To raise the seatback, push the seatback up to return it to its original ...
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    Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should ... belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle in a is seat and using a safety belt properly. Don't let anyone ride where ...
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    Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See Safety Belt Reminder ... crashes are in between. In many of them, people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away....in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter...a lot! Take the simplest vehicle...
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 1-12
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    ...of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That's true not only in frontal collisions, but especia!!y in side and other co!lMQnsl C & I - - 1-13
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    ...protection. First, you'll want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We'll start with the driver position. A: You may ... you're in an accident - even one that isn't your fault - you and your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver doesn't protect you from things beyond your ...
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    ... The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, see Manual Seats on page 1-2 or Six-Way Power Driver Seat on page 1-3. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the ...
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    ... on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. 1-16 The lap part of the belt should be worn low and .... The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a ...
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    ...the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing on the shoulder belt guide. After you move ...where you want it, try to move it down without squeezing the release button to make sure it has locked into position... be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. 1-17
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    ...s wrong with this? 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....
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    ... 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 the pelvic at bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into ...
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    ... be seriously injured if youwear the shoulder belt under yourarm. In a crash, your body would move too forward, which would far increase the chance of head and ...I I I A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. 1-20
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    Q: What's wrong with this? c i . . be serio --., .njured by a twisted b_._. 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. -IOU L I I I I I I I I I 1 A: The ...
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    ... push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... Seat Passengers It's very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted... in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be ...go back aii the way and start again. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions 1-23
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    ...t let it get twisted. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Make sure the release Extender on page 7-37.... belt quickly if you ever had to. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. ...
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    ..., pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the ... cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt ...
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    The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of ... 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. To unlatch ...
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    Center Rear Passenger Position n Lap Belt When vou sit in the center seatinu position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. 1-27
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    ... shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 7-37. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck and head. There is one guide available for each outside passenger position in the rear seat. To provide added safety belt comfort for children who have outgrown child restraints and ...
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    ...past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... belt. I 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 7-23. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the ... expose its storage clip, and then slide the guide onto the clip. Turn the guide and clip inward and in between the ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...crash. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. Older...
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    ... would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see "Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides" in the Index. If the child is so small that the shoulder belt is ... together and seriously injured. belt must be used by only one personat a time. 1-33
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every ...provided by appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle's adult safety belts ...no other choice. Instead, they need to use a child restraint. Here a child is sittingin ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... should never hold a baby in their arms while riding ina vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. 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. (1 10 kg) ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...not only the child's weight, height and age but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. For most basic types of child restraints, there are many different models available. When purchasing ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ..., so the crash forces can be distributed across the strongest part of an infant's body, the back and shoulders.Infants always should be ... are still so small that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may settle up around the child's ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Child Restraint Systems I An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or ... that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...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 scri-l-lt:i-,;y;-l-b&ckbcrijste. se&is ;-ldL.t: ;i.v.t;-pcjii-lt ;-.&rr,ess. ~ A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window. 1-39
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... harness, has straps f that come down over each o the infant's shoulders and buckle ... that swings up or to the side. When choosing a child restraint, be sure the child restraint is designed to be used..., and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available...
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    ... anchored, don't use the restraint unless it is anchored properly. If the child restraint does not have ... child restraint manufacturer whether or not a kit is available. A child in a rear-facing child restraint can... but before you do, always move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...strap, it should be anchored. Anchor the top strap to one of the following anchor points. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed. 1-42
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    ...Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You'll find anchors (A) in the rear outside seat positions. To assist you in locating the lower ... The labels are located near the base of the two rear outside seating positions. In order to use the system, you need either a forward-facing child restraint that has...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... sure that a LATCH-type child restraint is properly installed using the anchorage points, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint. ... on how to secure a child restraint in your vehicle. With this system, use the LATCH system instead of the vehicle's safety belts to secure a child...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    .... Tighten the top strap according to the child restraint instructions. Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position If your child restraint...Tethers for Children (LATCH System) on page 1-43. You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-46
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... 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... The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 1-...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position 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 instructions say. See Top Strap on page 1-41...
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    ... 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 ..., just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 1-49
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag, always move ... forward-facing child restraint. See Manual Seats on page 1-2. U Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in this seat...
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    ... child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child ... child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's... belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger....
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...bag for the driver and another air bag for the right front passenger. Frontal air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of.... They aren't designed to inflate at all in rollover, rear or low-speedfrontal crashes, or in many side crashes. And, for some unrestrained occupants, air bags may provide ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...plus lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants.Neither the vehicle's ... child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. read how, To see the parts of this manual called "Older Children" and "Infants and ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    There is a air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the air bag symbol. Where Are the Air Bags? ~~ The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical Problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... is betweenan occupant and an it air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or might force the object into that ...? The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. An air bag is designed to inflate in moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crashes. The ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... will be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts because inflation would not help the occupant. In..., including rollovers, rear impacts and many side impacts, primarily because an occupant's motion is not toward those air...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...bag inflates, thereis dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle ...safe it to do so. If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after an air ...
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    ...Vehicle Air bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag system in several places around... bag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-10. For up tc .D minutes after the igniti,.i key is turned off and the battery...
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    ... it repaired. Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect you in a crash. They can rip apart ... them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) A crash can damage ... in your vehicle. A damaged restraint system may not properly protect the person usingit, resulting in ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... air bag Restraint System system parts. See Supplemental (SRS) on page 1-53. If the LATCH system was being used during a more severe crash, you may need new ... and repairs may be necessary even if the belt or LATCH system wasn't being used at the time of the collision. 1-61
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    ...32 Outside Remote Control Mirror ...2-32 Outside Power Mirrors ...2-33 Outside Convex ... System Operation ...-2-4 Doors and Locks ...2-7 Door Locks ...-2-7 Power Door Locks ...2-8 Delayed ... Locks ...2-10 Lockout Protection ...2.11 Leaving Your Vehicle ...2-1 1 Trunk ...2-1 1 Windows ...-2-1 4 Manual ...
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    Keys Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-2
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    One key is used for the ignition and all locks. Notice: Your vehicle has a number of... You can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys inside. ..., you'll be able to have one made easily using this tag. If you need a I^... 1. This device may not cause interference, and...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... System Operation If your vehicle has this feature, you can lock and unlock your doors or unlock your trunk from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle. Check the distance. ...
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    ... keyless entry transmitter to lock the doors or use the delayed locking feature the parking lamps ... horn chirp can be disabled by pressing and holding either of the door lock switches ... the above procedure. (rsy (Remote Trunk Release): The trunk will unlock when the vehicle symbol on the transmitter ...
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    ...s probably time to change the battery. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred ...it with the new one. Make sure the positive side of the battery faces up. Use one three-volt, CR2032, or equivalent, type battery. 3. Put the two...
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    Doors and Locks Door Lcnks ~~ - There are several ways to lock and unlock your ... vehicle has remote keyless entry, you can only use your key ... and lock the doors whenever you drive. Young children who get into unlocked ..., you can iock or uniock ine door by moving the manual lever forward or rearward....
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    ...Press the top of the switch to unlock all of the doors. If the lower part of the power door lock ...immediately. If the power door lock switch is pressed to unlock, the doors will not lock automatically....out while the vehicle is running, have that person use the door lock. When the door is closed again...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... transaxle in REVERSE (R) with the parking brake engaged and turn the ignition to ON. 2. Press and hold the lower part of the power door lock switch for 10 seconds. Release the switch when you hear the chime. 3. Count the number of chimes you hear. The ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... Move the switch down. 3. Do the same to the other rear door. The rear doors will now work normally. To use the security locks, do the following: 1. Move the switch up. 2. Close the door. 3. Do the same thing to the other rear door. 2-10
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...enhanced security and convenience. This feature prevents a driver who has left the keys in the ignition from locking the doors, using the power door locks while any door is... Y Trunk To unlock the trunk from the outside, insert the key and turn the trunk lock cylinder or use the remote...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...left (ON). To turn the lockout off, slide the switch all the way to the right (OFF). When the lockout is on, the remote trunk release switch on the driver's door will not release the trunk lid. However, the trunk lid can still be opened with the ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...kit from your dealer. This kit includes: a modified trunk latch, a lighted release handle, and v' Notice: The emergency trunk release handle is not designed to be used to tie down the trunk lid or as an anchor point when securing items ...
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    ... or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. Manual Windows On a vehicle with manual windows, use the window crank to open and close each window. 2-14
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    ... controls also include a window lockout. When the lockout switch is moved to the left, the driver and passengers will be able to use their window switches. Move the lockout switch to ... driver's door. In addition, each passenger door has a window switch. To block out glare, you can swing ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... ignition lock cylinder has not been tampered with. During normal operation, the SECURITY light will...key is turned to ON and the engine is started. After attempting to start the engine, if the SECURITY light ...key in ON until the light goes off. Then turn the ignition to OFF before attempting to start ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...these guidelines: 0 Ignition Positions With the key in the ignition switch, you can turn it to four different positions. A h B Don't drive at any one speed - ... shift lever must be in PARK (P) with the ignition in OFF to remove the key. With a manual transaxle, the shift lever must...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... you use things like the radio and windshield wipers when the engine is not running. To use ACCESSORY, turn the key clockwise to the first position. Use .... Once the key is turned from ON to OFF, the radio will continue to work up to 10 minutes or until the driver's door is opened. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...your engine might not perform properly. Starting Your 3400 V6 Engine 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the ... about one-quarter of the way down while you turn the key to START. Do this until the engine starts. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... engine still won't start or starts briefly but then stops again, repeat Step 1 or 2, depending on temperature. When the engine starts, release the key and the accelerator pedal. Notice:...your dealer. If you don't, your engine might not perform properly. Engine Coolant Heater 2-20
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... engine coolant heater cord is located in front of the coolant surge tank on the passenger's side of the engine compartment. On the 3400 V6 engine, the engine...of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. At temperatures above 32°F (OOC), use of the coolant heater is not required. Plugging the cord...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... lever all the way into PARK (P) as you maintain brake application. PARK (P): This position locks your front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily. 2-22
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...(P) on page 2-28 later in this section. REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up. Notice: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could ...your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...If your vehicle seems to start up rather slowly, or if it seems not to shift gears as ... gives you more power but 2: lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2) ... then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. Notice: Don't ... speeds over 55 mph (90 km/h), or you can damage your transaxle. Use ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...clutch pedal and the brake pedal, and shift to NEUTRAL. NEUTRAL: Use this position when you start or idle your engine. REVERSE (R): To back up, press...The repairs would not be covered by your ...- \ I n 1 1 l l L l S U "WIIIU CJ L" "Wlllyl-I" warrarlty. .-. a. Also, use REVERSE (R),...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... a time when you downshift. Up-Shift Light SHIFT ii If you have a manual transaxle, you may have a SHIFT light located on the instrument panel cluster. This ... the release button. Hold the release button in as you move the brake handle all the way down. When this light comes on, ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... t of y r vehicle c if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmlyset. Your vehicle can roll. If you ... button on the shift lever. Push the shift lever all the way toward the front of the vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... ..mgerous tc -3ave your vehicle \ I .-.I I the engine running. Your vehicle could move 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 ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...shift lever has been placed in REVERSE (R) with the clutch pedal pressed in, you can turn the ignition key to OFF, remove the key and release the clutch. See Manual Transaxle Operation on page 2-25. -,,,,rigs that can burn COLJtouc,, ....
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... Your Engine While You Are Parked It's better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever.... Your vehicle was damaged in a collision. Your vehicle was damaged when driving over high points on the road or over road debris. Repairs weren't done correctly. Your vehicle or exhaust system had ...
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    I It can be dangerous t o get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Donମ. on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Follow the proper steps to ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... Remote Control Mirror The outside rearview mirror should be adjusted so you can see a little of the side of your vehicle when you are sitting in... control lever on the driver's door. To adjust your passenger's mirror, sit in the driver's seat and have a passenger adjust the mirror foryou. 2-32
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    Outside Power Mirrors If your vehicle has power mirrors these controls are located on the driver's door. Outside Convex Mirror Your passenger's side mirror is convex. A convex mirror's surface is curved so you can see more from the...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    Storage Areas Glove Box To open, pull the glove box latch toward you. Cupholder(s) Pull down the door on the rear o the center console to f use the rear seat cupholders. Center Console Storage Area The center console has two separate storage areas. To open, pull up on the lid. 2-34
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... will stop if the switch is released during operation. Remember to close the sunshade by hand. The sunroof glass panel cannot be ...an electrical failure. Notice: Do not attempt to force the sunshade forward of the sliding glass panel. Damage will occur and the sunroof may not open or close properly. ...
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    Section 3 Instrument Panel Up-Shift Light ...3-28 Brake System Warning Light ..., ...3-28 Anti-Lock Brake System Warning bight ...3-29 Enhanced Traction System Warning Light ...3-29 Enhanced Traction System Active Light ...3-30 3-31 Engine ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    Section 3 Instrument Panel Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios) ...3-64 Understanding Radio Reception ...3-65... Antenna System ...3-67 DAB Radio Antenna System ...3-67 Chime Level Adjustment ...3-67 Audio ...(Base Level) ...3-39 RadiowithCD (Up Level) ..., ...3.42 ...3.52 Radio with Cassette and CD ......
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    ... D. Hazard Warning Flasher Button E. AudioSystem F. Climate Control System G. Side Window Defogger Vent H. Fog Lamp Button (If Equipped) I. Instrument Panel Brightness Thumbwheel J. Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever K. HoodReleaseHandle L. Cruise Control Switches M. Tilt Wheel ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... and 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 ... you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. Other Warning Devices If you carry reflective ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering column. Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever I I The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following: Turn and Lane-Change Signals ... and pull the lever toward you. Then move the wheel to a comfortable position and ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... on the instrument panel cluster will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. Turn Signal On Chime ... at each flash of the turn signal. To turn off the chime, move the turn signal lever ...t see your turn signal. When the high beams are on, a light on the instrument panel cluster will come...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...is in the INT position. Use this position for light rain or snow. LO (Low Speed): Move the lever up to the first setting ... band on mist longer. t--- Use this lever located on the right side of the steering wheel to operate the windshield wipers. OFF: Move the lever to OFF to turn off the windshield ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...the washers begin. Cruise Control In freezing weather, don't use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise ... about three times or will resume the speed you were using before. If your vehicle has this ... really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below 25 mph (40 ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... cruise control will turn off when any of the following occur: The brakes are applied, the clutch is applied (manual ... OFF button. The indicator light above the button will turn on. 2. Get up to the speed you want. ... conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may turn the cruise control back on...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... faster. The accelerate feature will only work after you turn on the cruise control by pressing the CST SET button. Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control There ...While Using Cruise Control Use the accelerator pedal to increase your speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... indicator liqht above the cruise control button will turn o f . Push the clutch pedal if your vehicle has a manual transaxle. The lever on the left side of the steering column operates the exterior lamps. -p(Exterior Lamps): Turn the outside part of the lever with the ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ..., parking lamps and instrument panel lights will not be illuminated unless you have turned the exterior lamps control to the parking lamp position....it. SidemarkerLamps Taillamps License Plate Lamps 0 Instrument Panel Lights (Headlamps): Turn the control to this position to turn...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... override the 20 second delayed headlamp feature while it is active turn the turn signal/muItifunction lever up one position and then back..., license plate lamps and instrument panel lights will be on, but the headlamps will be off. To turn on the headlamps along with the other...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...of the doors have been closed or when the ignition is turned to ON. These lamps will also go on when you press the trunk release, unlock symbol button or the... even when a door is opened. Move the thumbwheel up to brighten the lights and down to dim them. Trunk Lamp The trunk ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...or press any remote keyless entry transmitter button (if equipped), press the power door lock switch, press the remote trunk release or turn the lamp that was left on to off and then to on again. Accessory Power Outlets With accessory ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information on accessory power outlets. Notice: Adding ... or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty. 3-18
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... some air directed to the side windows. The right knob can also be used to select defog ...Bi-Level): This mode directs half of @? (Fan): Turn the left knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase ... mode. Recirculation is not available when in the defog or defrost modes or whenthe fan is off. 3-19
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... mode, the system will move back into recirculation. When the car is turned off and back ... air automatically. Temperature Control: Turn the center knob clockwise or counterclockwise to manually increase... the passengers. Use the defrost mode to remove fog or frost from the windshield more quickly. Turn...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. 2. Select the highest fan speed. Lut] REAR: Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on ...button again or by turning off the engine. Notice: Don't use anything sharp on the inside of the rear window. If...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... vehicle more effectively. When an objectionable odor outside the vehicle is encountered, use the recirculation mode, with the temperature knob at a comfortable setting to prevent the odor from entering the vehicle through the ventilation system. This can be ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's... should not be alarmed when this happens. Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one... and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle ... fast you're going, how much fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely...United States Automatic Transaxle Cluster shown, Manual Transaxle and Canada Clusters similar ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used ... will read 999,999 if someone tries to turn it back. You may wonder what happens if ... odometerto zero, press and hold briefly the ribbed side of the button while the trip odometer is displayed. Also...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to ON or START, a chime will come on for several seconds to remind people to ... the air bag's electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag modules, the wiring and the...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... after you start your vehicle. The charging system light will come on when you turn on the ignition, but the engine is not running, as a check to ... a loose generator drive belt or another electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while this light is on could drain your battery. If you ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...on after your parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the road and stop ..., though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your brake system...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light The anti-lock brake system warning light will come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to ON. ... brakes. Ifthe regular brake system warning light is also on, you don't have anti-lock brakes and there's a problem with your regular brakes. See Brake Sy~Sei...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    .... If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on. If the vehicle is ... period of time when the system is turned on and the parking brake is fully released, your vehicle needs service. 3-30
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    ... an overheat warning, you may have a serious overheating problem. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gage on page 3-31 listed previously. Notice: Damage to your engine from neglected coolant problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. See Engine Overheating on page5-...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...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 before any problem... your fuel economy may not be as good and your engine may not run as If the Light Is Flashing ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ..., change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off. If none ... test equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...some other oil problem. Have it fixed immediately. When the ignition is on but the engine is not running, the light will... low engine oil pressure problem, this light will stay on after you start your engine, ... your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... if the engine has been turned off for a considerable period of time allowing the oil normally in circulation to drain back into the oil... briefly as a bulb check when you start the engine. If the light doesn't come on, have it serviced. If the light stays on after starting your vehicle, or comes on ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    Security Light This light will come on when you turn the key to ON and will stay on until the vehicle starts. Low Washer Fluid Warning Light .... Service Vehicle Soon Light CRUISE SERVICE VEHICLE SOON This light will come on briefly when you turn the ignition to ON. 3-36
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... fuel left, but you should get more soon. Here are four things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: e Fuel Gage At the service station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads full. It takes a ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...RAP, you can play your audio system even after the ignition is turned off. See Retained Accessory Power under Ignition Positions on page 2-...minute appears. The time may be set with the ignition on or off. Setting the Time for Radios with Radio Data Systems (RDS) Press and hold...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...display will show your selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to choose radio stations. a SEEK D : Press ...again to stop scanning. Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and ...VOL (Volume): Turn the knob to increase or to decrease volume. RCL (Recall): Press this knob to switch ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... set up to18 stations (six AM, six FMI and six FM2) byperforming the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. function, or by waiting five seconds for the display ... display. Then press and hold the up or the down arrow to move the sound toward the front or the rear speakers. To adjust ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...Locked): This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK@ systemhas locked up. You must return to the dealership for service. Playing a Compact Disc Insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in. The disc should begin playing. The display ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...hour and try again. If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD. If any error occurs ... System (RDS): Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. Seek to stations ...
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    ...website at www.gmcanada.com, your dealer or call 1-800-263-3777. Playing the Radio POWER: Push this knob to turn the system on and off. VOLUME: Turn the knob to increase or to decrease volume. SCOFF (Speed-Compensated Volume): With SCOFF, your audio system ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... radio is equipped with DAB), the TUNE knob allows you to navigate the DAB frequency range. Turning this knob will tune up or tune down the range. The radio will display the letter L with a number next to it (1 through 23). Each L number refers to a...
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    ...knob above the AUDIO button to extend it, then turn the knob to increase or to decrease. If a station ....i[.y., if .y.zlui- rzd;G is i;-le y ' Saieiiiie "" ! Radio Service) or DAB1 and DAB2 (Canada ... is equipped with DAB), by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 3. Press BAND to se!ect...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... knob above the AUDIO button to extend it, then turn the knob to move the sound to the front and the rear speakers. Pressing and holding the AUDIO ... hold BAND again for two seconds to turn alternate frequency off. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. This ...
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    ... play will stop during the announcement. You will not be able to turn off alert announcements. ALERT! ...affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. TRAF ... tuned station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press this button and the radio ...
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    ... if your radio is equipped with DAB), when the TRAF button is pressed, DAB does not seek ... that was found, you will hear it. When the traffic announcement is over, the radio will resume play of the CD, or XMTM,..., etc. If the whole message is not displayed, parts of it will appear every three seconds. ...
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    ... XM I Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Your radio system is acquiring and ...is needed. This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. Tuneanother to station. It...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...message alternating with your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate your service. I Not Found XM Locked No channel available for the chosen category Theft lock active Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0) Radio ID not known (should only be ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... the ignition on, insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in and the disc should begin playing. If ... press the eject button or the RCL knob. If you insert a CD with the radio off and the ignition on, it will start to play. When the disc is inserted, the CD symbol ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... your dealer. If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. Radio Data System (RDS): Your audio system is equipped with a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... your dealer or call 1-800-263-3777. Playing the Radio POWER: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. VOLUME: Turn the knob to increase or to decrease ... drive. If you don't want to use SCV, select OFF. ^ - XMTMRadio Satellite Service (USA Only): XMTMis a continental...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... radio is equipped with DAB), the TUNE knob allows you to navigate the DAB frequency range. Turning this knob will tune up or tune down the range. The radio will display the letter L with a number next to it (1 through 23). Each L number refers to a...
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    ...knob above the AUDIO button to extend it, then turn the knob to increase or to decrease. If a station ... \/fly r d i ~ ql_lir"p& ).!"lit.c! ?$ATM ss:c!!$e Radio Service) or DAB1 and DAB2 (Canada ... is equipped with DAB), by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press BAND to select AM...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... button until BAL appears on the display. Press the knob above the AUDIO button to extend it, then turn the knob to move the sound toward the left or the right speakers. ... knob above the AUDIO button to extend it, then turn the knob to move the sound toward the left or the right speakers. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... switch to stronger stations. Press and hold BAND again for two seconds to turn alternate frequency off. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. This function does not apply for XMTMor DAB. RDS ...
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    ... comes on the tuned radio station you will hear it. If the current tuned station does not broadcast traffic announcements, press this button and the radio will... station that was found, you will hear it. When the traffic announcement is over, the radio will resume play of the cassette, CD, ...
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    XMTMRadio Messages indicates content with 3-59
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    XMTMRadio Messages (cont'd) Radio Display Message Action Required I I No Info Not Found XM Locked Radio ID Unknown L Chk XMRcvr 3-60
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...be in squarely. Press the eject button, located next to the cassette tape slot, to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOLUME, POWER, AUDIO, AUTO EQ, and the SEEK controls just as you do for the...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...counterclockwise with a pencil. Turn the tape over and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your tape may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try.... If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-62
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    Playing a Compact Disc With the ignition on, insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in and the disc should begin playing. If .... RDM and the track number will appear on the display. Press this pushbution again io turn off ranciom mode. 3-63
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). It the radio is moved to a different vehicle, it will not operate and LOCKED will be displayed. When the radio and vehicle are turned off, the ...try again. If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known good CD. If any ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... regularly after every 50 hours of use. Your radio may display CLEAN PLAYR to... interfere with FM signals, causing the sound to come and go. XMTMSatellite Radio Service XMTM ... indicate interference, head as the hubs of the cleaner cassette turn. The recommended cleaning cassette is available through ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... as a damaged tape, in error. To prevent the cleaning cassette from being ejected, use the following steps. 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Turn the radio off. Care of Your CDs ...cleaning time. Care of Your CD Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to the risk...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    Notice; Do not try to clear frost or other material from the insideof the rear window with a razor ... and driven into the United Stated the DAB radio antenna system will not function. DAB ...on RDS radios. The radio is the vehicle chime producer. The chime is produced from the driver's side front door ...
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    ... If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow ...4-29 Towing ...4-31 lowing Your Vehicle ...4-31 Recreational Vehicle lowing ...42 . Drunken Driving ...4.2 Control of a Vehicle ...4-5 Braking ...4-6 Enhanced Traction System (ETS) ...4-9 Steering ...4-10 Off-Road Recovery ...4-12 Passing ...4-13 Loss of ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that... resulting injury. Ask a passenger to help do things like this, or pull off the road in a safe ... vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... US. state to drink alcohol. There are good medical, psychological and developmental reasonsfor ... way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people neverto drink alcohol ana ... situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... drivers in the United States is 0.04 percent. The BAC will be over 0.10 percent after three to six ... amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "1'11 be careful" isn't the right ... street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...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 disabled... if a g n m a ' m nb ...;+I-ra y~V U ~ , 8 ~ ----.n vw~w designate a driver who will not drink. ~ V U - I Sometimes, as when you're driving on...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... take longer to stop and the brake pedal will be harder to push. Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Your vehicle may have anti-lock brakes. ABS is ... LOCK United States Canada If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, this warning light on the instrument panel will come on briefly when you start your vehicle.
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    When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. You may hear a ... the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels. The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal down firmly and ... were trying to avoid, or into traffic. If you don't have anti-lock, use a "squeeze" braking technique. This will give you maximum ... leave enough room up ahead to stop, even though you have anti-lock brakes. 4-8
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... anti-lock, it's different. See "Anti-Lock Brakes." In many emergencies, steering can help you ... parking brake is fully released, this warning light will come on to let you know if there's a problem. Enhanced...See Enhanced Traction System Active Light on page3-30. TRAC OFF I You may feel or ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...on curves. Here's why: When you turn the system off, the Enhanced Traction System warning light will come on and ...limiting wheel spin when you press the button to turn the system off, the warning light will come on and the indicator light will go off - but the system won't turn off right away. It...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... meet the road. Unless you have four-wheel anti-lock brakes, adding the hard braking... First apply your brakes - but, unless you have anti-lock, not enough to lock your wheels. See Braking on page 4-6.... better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...o'clock positions, you can turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing either hand. ... your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn ... right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially dangerous move, since ... If other vehicles are lined up to pass a slow vehicle, wait your turn. But take care ...If you can see a sign up ahead that might indicate a turn or an intersection, delay your pass....
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    Check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and start your left lane change ... mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the right lane. (Remember ...too rapidly. Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. If you're being passed,...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... when you have any doubt. Driving at Night .A If you have the anti-lock braking system, remember: It helps avoid only the braking skid. If you do not have anti-lock, then in a braking skid (where the wheels are no longer rolling), release enough pressure on the brakes to ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ..., making the pupils of your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are in a turn or curve. Keep your eyes moving; that way, it's easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don't have much tread ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    .... After driving through a large puddle water of or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Hydroplaning ... through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    Hydroplaning doesn't happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or if the pressure in one or more is low. It can happen if a ... more clear room ahead, and be prepared to have your view restricted by road spray. Have good tires with proper tread depth. See Tires on page 5-53. 4-19
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to watch out for what ... traffic light is there because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as necessary. ... want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread good enough for long-distance driving? Are...to be well rested. If you must start when you're not fresh - such as after a day's... Are all windows clean inside and outside? Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? Fuel, Engine ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and to the sides. Check your rearview mirrors and your instruments frequently. e e If you get sleepy, pull off ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    .... Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain ... lane, like a stalled car or an accident. You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: Have your vehicle in good shape tor winter. You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... System (ETS) on page 4-9. Unless you have the anti-lock braking system, you'll want to brake ... you make a hard stop on a slippery road.) Whether you have the anti-lock braking system or not, you'll want to begin ... than you would on dry pavement. Without anti-lock brakes, if you feel your vehicle ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    Remember, unless you have anti-lock, if you brake so hard that your wheels stop rolling, you'll just... and you can still steer. Whatever your braking system, allow greater following distance on any..., brake befor2 you are on it. Try not to brake while you're actually on the ice, and avoid ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: 0 Turn on your hazard flashers. Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you'... be sure snow doesn't collect there. Open a window just a little on the side the of vehicle that's away from the wind....
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... iust That than idle. is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps ... shut the engine and close the window almost all off the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and ... when you're stuck, but you must use caution. your tires spin __ -..gh ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out First, turn your steering wheel left and right... little as possible. Release the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal..."Towing Your Vehicle'' following. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see Tire ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your ...before you do recreational vehicle towing: What's the towing capacity of the towing vehicle? Be sure you read ..."dolly towing" (towing your vehicle with two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... L I 4. To prevent your battery from draining while the vehicle is being towed, remove the following fuses from the left side instrument panel fuse block: WIPER, PCM ACC and IPC/BFC ACC. See "Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Driver's Side)" under Fuses and Circuit...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    Notice: Make sure that the towing speed does not exceed 65 mph (110 km/h), or ... a dolly, do the following: Notice: Do not tow your vehicle from the rear. Your vehicle could be badly ... NEUTRAL for manual transaxles. 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. (For manual transaxle vehicles, the ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... carry. The Tire-Loading Information label found on the rear edge of the driver's door tells you the proper size, speed rating ... options. The other label is the Certification label, found on the rear edge of the driver's door. It tells you the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... you put inside your vehicle can ,ike and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. e Put things in the trunk of your vehicle. a In trunk, put... any heavier than the GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well or even at all. You and your passengers could be seriously injured. ... safe trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That's the reason for this part. In it are many time-tested, important trailering tips...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... on how you plan to use your rig. For example, speed, altitude, road grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all ... our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance P.O. Box 33171 Detroit, MI 48232...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... weight, too. See Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-34 for more information about your vehicle's maximum load capacity. A B If you're using a weight-carrying hitch or a weight-distributing hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 10-1 5 percent of ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...need the right hitch. Here are some rules to follow: The rear bumper on your vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or...to install, adjust and maintain them properly. And because you may have anti-lock brakes, do not try to tap into your vehicle's brake system. If you do, ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and... Always back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. Making Turns Notice: Making very sharp turns...This can help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. 4-40
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher and/or extra wiring....instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up,...shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you ... of the chocks. 4. Stop and have someone pick up and store the chocks. Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing Your cooling system may temporarily overheat ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...Replacement ...5-49 Haloger; !3L;lbs ...5-49 Headlamps ...5-49 Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps ...5-50 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) ...5-50 Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps ...5-50 n-.-~ n ..II-nepmwzIIIe111D U I U ~ Service ...-5-3 Doing Your Own Service Work ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... ...Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-80 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-80 Electrical System...and Other Power Options ...5-81 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...5-81 ...5.86 Capacities and Specifications ...Capacities and Specifications ...5.86 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...5.88 ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... to be happy with it. We hope you'll go to your dealer for all your service needs. You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll want to keep your GM vehicle all GM. Genuine GM parts have ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...Service Work If you want to do some of your own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to... "metric" fasteners can be easily confused.If you use the wrong fasteners, parts canlater break o fall off. You could be hurt. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... your engine. A little pinging noise when you accelerate or drive uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary. If you are using 87 octane or higher-octane fuel and hear heavy ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. ... MMT. General Motors does not recommend the use of such gasolines. Fuels containing MMT can ... hard to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...Tank The tethered fuel cap is behind a hinged door on the passenger's side of the vehicle. Fuel vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently...hang the tethered fuel cap inside the fuel door. To remove the ftjel cap: turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The fuel cap has a spring in it; ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... Vehicle on page 5-75. When you put the fuel cap back on, turn it to the right (clockwise) until you ... type, may not fit properly. This may it cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and ... approved containers. Do not fill a container while it is inside a vehicle, in a vehicle's trunk, pickup ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    Checking Things Under the HnDd -II An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and toolsaway from any underhood electric fan. Thi , thai urn can s t onhotengirparts and...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    Hood Release To open the hood, do the following: 1. Pull the handle located under the instrument panel on the driver's side of the vehicle. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up on the secondary hood release. 5-10
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    3. Lift the hood. 4. Release the hood prop rod from its retainer and put the hood prop into the slot in the hood marked PROP... filler caps are on properly. Then lift the hood to relieve pressure on the hood prop. Remove the hood prop from the slot in the hood and return the prop to its retainer. Then...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 2.2L L4 ECOTECTM engine, you'll see the following: 5-12
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    A. Engine Coolant Surge Tank B.Engine Oil Dipstick C. Engine Oil Fill Cap D. Brake Fluid Reservoir E. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir F. Engine Compartment Fuse Block G. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter H. Battery I. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 5-13
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    When you open the hood on the 3400 V6 engine, you'll see the following: A. Engine Coolant Surge Tank B. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir E. Brake Fluid Reservoir F. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter C. Engine Oil Fill Cap D. Engine Oil Dipstick 5-14 G. Battery H. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    Engine Oil If the LOW OIL light appears on the instrument cluster, it means you need to ...oil level right away. Checking Engine Oil It's a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order... For more information, see Low Oil Level Light on page 3-35. YOUshould check your engine oil...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... is located at the front of the engine, behind the fan. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on location. Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes to drain back into the oil pan. If you don't, the ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... engine, 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 on page 5-86 Notice: Don't add too much oil. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not carry this starburst symbol...perform the engine oil change service yourself, be sure the oil you use has the starburst ...viscosity chart. (0 1 COLD WEATHER RECOMMENDED DO NOT USE SAE 1OW-40,SAE ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... it's going to be 0°F (-18°C) or above. Do not use other viscosity grade oils, ... and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil ... area of extreme cold, where the temperature falls below -20°F (-29"C), it is recommended that you use either an...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...key in ON (a short time after turning off the engine), press the RESET button located in the driver's side instrument panel fuse block. See "Instrument ... a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter. See Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services on page 6-4. I-Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air,it stops ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... your dealer or service center when you have your oil changed. Manual Transaxle Fluid It is not necessary to ... as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under ... a leak. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. 5-...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    .... The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine ... How to Check and Add Fluid You do not need to check the fluid level unless you suspect a clutch problem. To check the fluid level, take the cap off. If the fluid level reaches the ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... whichever occurs first. Damage caused by the use of coolant other than DEX-COOL@ not covered by your new vehicle is warranty. -- What to Use Use a mixture of one-... wafer and coolant which won’t damage one-half DEX-COOL@ aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you donମ.
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    Checking Coolant Turning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding liquids to blow out and burn you badly. Never turn the surge tank pressure cap - even a little - when the engine and radiator are hot. The vehicle must be on a...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...to the Coolant Surge Tank under Cooling System on page 5-28 for instructions. Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage and a low coolant warning light on your vehicle's instrument panel. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gageon page 3-31 and Low ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... your warranty. An overheat warning, along with a low coolant light, can indicate a serious problem. See Low Coolant Warning Light on page 3-... get an engine overheat warning with no low coolant light, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...everyone out of the vehicle until it cools down. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. Cooling System When you decide itମ. Engine shown, 3400 V6 Engine similar A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans 5-28
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. If the coolant inside the coolant surge tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it cools down. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... the engine on, check to see if the electric engine cooling fans are running. If the engine is overheating, both ...occurs first. Damage caused by the use of coolant other than DEX-COOL@is not covered by your new ...andbe severely damaged. If you haven't found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... pressure cap -- even a little -- 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 radiator pressure capto cool if you ever have to turn the pressure cap. 5-31
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50mixture of clean, drinkable water andDEX COOL@coolant. You can be burned if you...cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. 5-32
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    . . 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap slowly, and remove it. 1. Park the vehicle on a level surface. You can remove... surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly tn r n ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. By this time, the coolant level inside the coolant surge tank may be lower. If the level is lower ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    .... See your dealer, if necessary. When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the ... an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. See ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the ...be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing, use a fluid that has sufficient protection ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... in the engine compartment towards the front of the vehicle. Notice: When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water can cause the solution to freeze and ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... level goes back up. The other reason is that fluid is leaking out of the brake system. If it... brake linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done ...brake hydraulic system. Your brake master cylinder reservoir is on the driver's side of the engine compartment....
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... you1 in re system, your brakes may not work well, or they may not even workat all. This could cause a crash. Always use the proper brake .... Notice: Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example... fluid. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. See Part D: Recommended...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... has four-wheel disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear ... See your dealer if the brake pedal does not return to normal height,... or heavier stop, then your brakes might not adjust correctly. If you ...may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...ve come to expect can change in many other ways if someone puts in the wrong replacement brake parts. Vehicle Storage If you're not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more, remove the black, negative (-) cable from the battery. This will...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. ...you leave your radio on, it could be badly damaged. The repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. 3. Turn off ... accessories plugged into the cigarette lighter. Turn off the radio and all lamps that aren't ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    An electric fan can start up even wt.-.r the engine is not running and can injure you. ... some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enoughwater.... gas could be present. CAUTION: (Continued) Fans or other movingel,,,ne parts can ure you badly. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... damage the battery and maybe other parts, too. And don't connect the negative ... metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if ... (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... of the negative (-) cable at least 18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, and the chance of sparks getting back to the battery is much less. 10. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... that has the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. To disconnect the jumper cables from both ... Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other . vehicle. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part 6. Good Battery C. Dead Battery 5-46
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... on a perfectly level surface. If necessary, pads may be used on an uneven surface. Your vehicle has a headlamp system equipped ... other work stopped while headlamp aiming is being done. There should not be any cargo or loading of the vehicle, except it should have a full tank of fuel and one person ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    I Start with the horizontal aim. The adjustment screws can be turned with an E8 Tom socket. @ Horizontal Aiming Once the horizontal aim is ...Aiming 1. Turn the horizontal aiming screw until the indicator is lined up with zero. 2. Turn the vertical aiming screw until the level bubble is lined ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... bulb to use, see Replacement Bulbs on page 5-51. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer. Headlamps 1. Lift up on the two retaining ... out of the mounting bracket. 3. Remove the rubber cap covering the bulb assembly. 4. Turn the bulb assembly retainer...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... high-mounted stop lamp on the inside of the lid. 2. Use a tool to remove the three screws. I A. 6. C. D. E. / - Taillamp TaiVBrake Lamp Taillamp Turn Signal Back-up Lamp 3. Gently remove and replace the bulb(s). 4. Reverse this procedure to reassemble the ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... Pull back the trunk trim. Replacement Bulbs 3. Remove the three wing nut bolts which .... 4. Carefully remove the taillamp lens from the body and avoid scratching the paint or dropping it. 5. Turn the bulb socket 1/6 of a turn counterclockwise and pull out the bulb assembly. 6. To remove a bulb, ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...wiper arm away from the windshield. 2. Push the release lever and slide the wiper assembly toward the driver's side of the vehicle. 3. Install a new blade by reversing Steps 1 and 2. For the proper type and size, see Capacities and Specifications on page 5-86. 5-52
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... tire manufacturer.If you ever have questions about your tire warrantyand where to obtain service, see your Oldsmobile Warrantybooklet for details. 4 I I r- I ~ I ~ ~ Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. 0 Overloading your tires...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... Tire Pressure The Tire-Loading Information label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires... or more. Don't forget your compact spare tire. It should be at 60 psi (420kPa). How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... tightened. See "Wheel Nut Torque" under Capacities and Specifications on page 5-86. Rustordirtona wheel, or or parts to which it is fastened, can make ... rust or dirt off. See "Changing a Flat Tire" in the Index. When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch... traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an ... If you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec number, make sure they ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ...the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have a crash. Using tires of ... Traffic Safety Administration, which grades tires by treadwear, traction and temperature performance. (This applies only ...the sidewalls of most passenger car tires. The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet.... Warning: The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded... is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...others could be injured. Always use the correct wheel, wheel 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...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... FLL ;OR16 re tires, , t n ' use tire chains, there's not enough clearance. Tire chains used on a vehicle without the proper amount of clearance can cause damage to the brakes, ...Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... a drag that pulls the vehicle toward that side. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and grip the ... may require the same correction you'd use ir; a skid. In any rear blowoi:, rem0t.e yoi; foot ...possible. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your iackinq equipment to chanqe a flat...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... transaxle shift lever in PARK (P), or shift a manual transaxle to FIRST (1) or REVERSE (R). The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the vehicle won't move, you can put blocksat the ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. 3. Turn the wing nut counterclockwise and remove it. Then lift off the spacer... from the iioor of the trunk. Turn the center retainer nut on the compact spare tire cover counterclockwiseto remove it. 2. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ..., then loosen the plastic nut caps (you may need to use the wheel wrench to loosen them). Do not pry off wheel covers or center caps that have plastic wheel nut caps. 2. Remove the wheel cover or center cap. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) and wheel ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    18 inches (46 cm) 18 inches (46cm) 4. Then use the wheel wrench to loosen all the wheel nuts. Don't remove them yet. 5. Position the ... tire near you. Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack you could be badly injured or...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...location before raising the vehicle. . ..____ __._ 6. Raise the vehicle by turning the wheel wrench clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the compact spare tire to fit underneath the wheel well. 7. Remove all of the wheel nuts. 8. Remove...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... the compact spare tire. R---t OL Art on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts ... wneei aiiaches i ihe o 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 brushlater, if you need to, to off. get all ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... thewheel to come 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,... Index forwheel nut torque specification. 12. Lower the vehicle by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 13. ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    Storing the Flat Tire and Tools A L Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in 1 passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. F G Store the flat tire in the compact spare tire ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... the Spare Tire and Tools StG..ng a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or .... Store all these in the proper place. The compact spare tire is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can... other partsof your vehicle. Don't use your compact spare on other vehicles... 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...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean... damage your vehicle, too. Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In ... Turpentine Lacquer Thinner Nail Polish Remover Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle Use a vacuum cleaner often to...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...cloth and let dry. Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee... soiled area with cool water. Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as... stains can be removed as follows: 1. Carefully scrape off excess stain. 2. Clean with cool water and...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    .... Avoid placing decals on the inside rear window, since they may have to be scraped off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside o the rear window, an f electric defogger element may be damaged. Any temporary license should not be ...
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    .... Don't wash your vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Use a car washing soap. Don't use strong soaps or chemical detergents. Be sure to rinse the vehicle well, removing all ... Care/Appearance Materials on page 5-78. Don't use cleaning agents that are petroleum based, or that contain acid...
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    ... Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car washing soap to ... and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the .... If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces to remove foreign matter. ...
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    ...is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. Don't use strong soaps, chemicals, abrasive polishes, ... because you could damage the surface. Do not use chrome polish on aluminum wheels. ... sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion...
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    ... and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though they have ...
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    ..., Spray on wipe off. Removes swirl marks, fine scratches and other light surface contamination....Odorless spray odor eliminator used on fabrics, vinyl, leather and carDet. Swirl Remover Polish Odor ...Cleaner Wax I Removes light scratches and protects finish. See your General Motors parts department...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    Vehicle Identification Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You'll ... on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver's side. You can see it if ... also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title...
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    ... opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...-le i-hstci-G S ~ S . I f the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed. There are three fuse ... fuses located in the driver's side instrument panel end cap for your use. Instrument ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... Power Seats DRIVER Fuses WIPER TRUNK REURADIO AMP TURN LPS Usage Usage Windshield Wiper Motor, Washer Pump Trunk Release Relay/Motor, Audio Amplifier/RFA Turn Signal Lamps Relay TRUNK REL Trunk Relay DR UNLOCK Unlock Door Relay DR LOCK Relay Door Lock ...
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    Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Passenger's Side) SEE OTHER END CAF FOR FUSE PULLER &SPARE FUSES A)...BLOWER CRUISE FOG LPS LPS INT RADIO B A T SUNROOF Power Circuit Breaker PWR WNDW Relay ...Lamps Interior Courtesy Lamps Radio, XMTMSatellite Radio/DAB Sunroof Usage Power Windows Usage Fog ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... Left Electrical Center-Power Seats, Power Mirrors, Door Locks, Trunk Release, Audio Amplifier, Remote Keyless Entry Not Used Ignition Switch Cooling Fan #I Usage Rear Defog Not Used Starter Cooling Fan #1 HVAC Blower (Climate Control) Cooling Fan #2 Cooling Fan
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    ... Climate Control System, Air Conditioning Canister Vent Valve, Exhaust Oxygen Sensors Fuel Pump, Injectors Not Used Right Headlamp Left Headlamp Cooling Fan #2 HVAC Blower (Climate Control) Crank Cooling Fan #2 Ground Fuse Puller ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    Capacities and Specifications Capacities Automatic Transaxle Complete Overhaul Cooling System 2.2L L4 t Engine 3400 V6 Engine 8.6 quarts 13.6 quarts 8.2 L 12.9 L Engine Oil with Filter 2.2L L4 t Engine 3400 V6 Engine 5.0 quarts 4.5 quarts 4.8 L 4.3 L 5-86
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    Capacities (cont'd) Manual Transaxle Complete Overhaul Wheel Nut Torque *ACDelco@ part number. tECOTECTM See Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-15. 1.8 quarts I 1.7 L 100 Ib-ft I 140 Nom Engine Specidicatians I 3400 V6 E Automatic Manual 0.060 inch (1.52 mm)...
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    ... L4t Engine 3400 V6 PCV Valve Spark Plugs 2.2 L L4 t Engine 3400 V6 Windshield Wiper Blades TY Pe Passenger's Side Driver's Side *ACDelco@part number. tECOTECTM I Number A I 172C* A I 279C" PF2244G* PF47* CV892C* 41-981 * (Platinum Plug) 41-1 ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... ...6-2 Maintenance Requirements ...6-2 How This Section is Organized ...6-3 Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services ...6-4 Using Your Maintenance Schedule ...6-4 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-5 Part B: Owner Checks and Services ...6-9 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-9 At Least Once a ...
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    ... RECOMMENDED Your Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helpsto keep your vehicle in good working condition, but also...and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any ...
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    ... department or another perform. qualified service center do these jobs. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and... equivalents, should be used whether you do the work yourself orhave it done. "Part B: Owner ... your vehicle in good condition. I I Per- _-'ming mainten_---ce work on a vehicle can "Part ...
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    ... needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. All parts should be replaced ...
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    ...and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil ... life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over a year. However... will nullify not the emission warranty limit recall liability prior to or the completion of the vehicle's useful...
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    .... See Engine Oil on page 5-15 for information on resetting the system. After the services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service on the maintenance record pages in part E of this schedule. An Emission Control Service. 22,500 Miles (...
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    ... and Rotation on page 5-55 for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not require changing. 75,000 Miles (125 000 km...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... L4 engine). An Emission Control Service. 150,000 Miles (240000 km) 0 Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months...spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. See Engine Coolant on page 5-23 for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test ...
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    Part B: Owner Checks and Services Listed in this part are owner checks and services which should be performed at the intervals... Washer Fluidon page 5-36 for further details. At Each Fuel Fill It is important foryou or a service station attendant to perform these Lmderhood checks at each...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... page 5-22. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired at once....of Your Vehicle on page 5-75. At Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Weatherstrip Lubrication Silicone ...
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    .... 2. Firmly apply both the parking brake and the regular brake. See Parking Brake on page 2-26 if necessary. Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start the engine in each gear. ...
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    Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the... transaxle, the key should turn to OFF only when the shift lever is in PARK (P). With a manual transaxle, the key ...""xhanism Check Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed in this part are inspections and services which should be performed at least twice a... the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering lines and hoses...
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    ... wear. Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise control cables. Engine Cooling System Inspection... pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended at least once a year. Brake System... wear and rotors for surface condition. Inspect other brake parts, including calipers, parking brake...
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    .... Usaae Power System - I Fluid/Lubricant GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. US. 1052884, in Canada 993294. or eauivalent). Key Lock Cylinders Hood Latch Assembly...). Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube Hood and Door (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Hinges Canada 10953474, or ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service and any additional information from "Owner Checks andServices" or "Periodic Maintenance" on the ...
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    MaintenanceRecord (cont'd) 6-17
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    Maintenance Record (cont'd) 6-18
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    ...United States Government ...79 . Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...7.9 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7.9 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7.10 Customer Assistance Information ...7.2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7.2 Customer Assistance for Text ...
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    ...and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Oldsmobile. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ... occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following ... by the dealership without further help, contact the Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800...
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    ..., or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Oldsmobile has TTY equipment ...-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Off ices Oldsmobile encourages customers to call the toll... for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Oldsmobile, the letter should be addressed to Oldsmobile's Customer...
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    United States Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33171 Detroit, MI 48232-5171 1-800-442-6537 1-800-833-6537(For Text Telephone devices (TTYs)) Roadside Assistance: 1-800-442-OLDS (6537) Fax Number: 31 3-381-0022 From Puerto Rico: 1-800-496-9992 (English) 1-800-496-9993 (Spanish) Fax ...
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    ..., can reimburse you up to $1,000 toward aftermarket driver or passenger adaptive equipment ...800-442-OLDS (6537) As the proud owner of a new Oldsmobile vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you with peace...
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    ... Trip interruption expense benefits Dealership locator service Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance specifically excludes ... Vehicle Identification Number(VIN) Vehicle license plate number Oldsmobile reserves the right to limit ... we're only a phone call away. Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance: 1-800-442-OLDS ...
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    ... dealership, let them know this, and ask for instructions. Courtesy Transportation Oldsmobile has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor vehicles. ... you wait. However, if you are unable to wait Oldsmobile helps minimize your inconvenience by providing several ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... overnight warranty repairs, reimbursement up to $30 per day (five days maximum) may be available for the use of public ... Courtesy Transportation is available during the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty coverage period, butit is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet entitled ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury .... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors.... call us at 1-800-442-6537, or write: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33171 Detroit,...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, ... service information needed to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of your ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    Current and Past Model Order Forms Service Publications are available for current and past model GM vehicles. To request an order form, please specify year and model name of the vehicle. Or you can write to: Helm, Incorporated P. 0. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 Prices are subject to change without ...
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    ... ...7-4 AluminumWheels ...5-77 AM ...3-65 3-66 Antenna, Backglass ...Antenna, XMTMSatellite Radio System ...3-67 4-6 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) ...Anti-Lock Brake, System Warning Light ...3-29 Appearance Care ...5-72 5-75 Care of Safety Belts ......
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    ... ...5-49 Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) ...5-50 Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps ...5-50 Halogen Bulbs ...5-49...Headlamps ... Bulb Replacement (cont.) Replacement Bulbs ...5-51 Taillamps, Turn Signal. and Stoplamps ...5-50 Buying New Tires ...5-56 C ...5-6 California Fuel ...7-4 Canada ...II...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... Compact Spare Tire ...5-71 Control of a Vehicle ...4-5 Coolant 3-31 Engine Temperature Gage ...Heater,Engine ...2-20 Low Warning Light ...3-31 Cooling System ...5-28 Cruise Control ...3-10 Cruise Control Light ...3-36 2-34 Cupholder(s) ......
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    ... ...5-81 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...5-81 ...5-81 Power Windows and Other Power Options 5-81 Windshield WiperFuses ...Emergency Trunk Release Handle ...2-13 Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs ...3-33 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...
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    ...84 EngineCoolant Level Check ...6-9 Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing ...4-42 Engine Oil Additives ...30 WarningLight ...3-29 Entry/Exit Lighting ...3-1 6 Express Down Window ...2-15 Extender,SafetyBelt ...62 Fluid Automatic Transaxle ...5-22 Manual Transaxle ...5-22 Power Steering ...5-35 Windshield ...
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    ... Check and Add Fluid ...5-23 How to Check Power Steering Fluid ...5-36 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...1-14 Hydraulic Clutch ...5-...Aiming ...5-47 Headlamps ...5-49 Bulb Replacement ...5-49 Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps ...5-50 Halogen Bulbs ...5-...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... ...Overview ...Instrument Panel Brightness ...Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Passenger's Side) ...instrument Panel Fuse Block (Driver's Side) ...... Engine Running ...2-28 Lift Seat, Power ...1-6 Light . -"a Rnadinncc ...3-26 A-ir Ran ...Anti-Lock Brake System Warning ...3-29 Brake System Warning ...3-...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... ...2-1 1 Locks Delayed Locking ...2-8 Door ...2-7 Leaving Your Vehicle ...2-11 Lockout Protection ...2-11 Power Door ...2-8 Programmable ... Environment ...6-2 Maintenance Trailer When Towing ...4-42 Making Turns ...4-40 Malfunction Indicator Light ...3-31 Manual Seats ...1-2 2-18 Manual Transaxle ......
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... Rico and U.S. VirginIslands) ...7-4 Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-32 OutsideConvexMirror ...2-33 Outside Power Mirrors ...2-33 Outside Remote Control Mirror ...2-32 Outside (cont.) Power Mirrors ...2-33 Remote Control Mirror ...2-32 Owners. Canadian ...ii Owner's ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... ...1-23 Rear Seat Passengers, Safety Belts ...1-23 Rear Window Defogger ...3-21 Rearview Mirrors ...2-32 ... Remote Keyless Entry System ...2-3 Remote Keyless EntrySystem,Operation ...2-4 Remote Trunk Release ...2-12 Remote Trunk Release Lockout ...2-12 Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults ...1-29 RearSeatPassengers ...1-23 Right Front Passenger ...Entry Seat ...Head Restraints ...1-5 Manual ...1-2 Power Lift Seat ...1-6 Rear Seat Operation ...1-8 Reclining ... States or Check Engine Light in Canada ...3-31 Service Manuals ...7-10 Setting Preset ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... ...4-19 Special Fabric Cleaning Problems ...5-73 Specifications, Capacities ...5-86 Speedometer ...3-25 Starter Switch Check ...6-11 Starting Your2....1-59 1-57 1-57 1-56 1-55 Tachometer ...3-25 Taillamps 5-50 Turn Signal, andStoplamps ...Theft-Deterrent, Radio ...3-64 Theft-Deterrent Systems ...2-16...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... Automatic ...5-22 5-22 Fluid,Manual ... Trip Odometer ...Trunk ...TrunkLamp ...Turn andLane-Change Signals ...Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer ... 3-25 2-11 3-16 3-8 3-7 4-41 Underbody Flushing Service ...Understanding Radio Reception ...
  • 2003 Oldsmobile Alero | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... ...Vinyl ...Visor Vanity Mirror ...Visors ... 3-22 5-74 2-15 2-15 Warning Lights. Gages and ... Work ...1-10 2-15 WindowLockout ...Windows ...2-14 Manual ...2-14 Power ...2-15 Windshield and Wiper ... Check ...6-10 X XMTMSatellite Radio Antenna System ...3-67 XMTMSatellite Radio Service ...3-65 Your ...
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