1999 Pontiac Montana Owner's Manual

1999 Pontiac Montana Manual

1999 Pontiac Montana manual table of contents:

  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    yellowblue The 1999 Pontiac Montana Owner's Manual 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 Seats and Restraint Systems This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the "SRS" system. Features and Controls This section explains how to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    yellowblue We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, PONTIAC, the PONTIAC Emblem and the name MONTANA are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words work together to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... see: ENGINE COOLANT TEMP WINDSHIELD WASHER BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM FUSE DOOR LOCK UNLOCK TURN SIGNALS LIGHTER PARKING LAMPS FASTEN SEAT BELTS WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER HORN BRAKE HAZARD WARNING FLASHER POWER WINDOW DAYTIME RUNNING ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    yellowblue  NOTES vi
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... safety belts properly. You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. 1-2 1-6 1-22 1-27 ...88 1-88 1-89 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults ...) Child Restraints Larger Children Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... and fold and unfold them. Driver's 4-Way Manual Seat To raise the seat, pull up on ... lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The... push a pedal when you don't want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    yellowblue Manual Front Passenger Seats To move the seat, pull up the lever on the front of the seat to unlock it. 6-Way Power Seat (Option) Slide the seat to where you want it. ...move the seat with your body. To adjust the six-way power seat: Front Control (A): Raise the front of the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    yellowblue Manual Lumbar Control The knob for the lumbar control is located on the side of the seat. Reclining Front Seatbacks All front seats recline. To ... to recline the seat if you lean forward, taking your weight off the seatback. Turn this knob to adjust the support for the lower back. 1-4
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ...could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can't do its job either. In a crash the belt ... go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This ... well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. But don't have a seatback reclined if...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... you push it back to the upright position. Floor Seat Pin Diagram When you replace the seats in the vehicle, be sure to follow the ... on the back of the seat for proper location. Follow the diagram above when the text in this manual tells you what sets of floor cups to use for each seat. Rear Seats ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... the sleeve against the Velcro patch to Do not have the second row outside safety belt stored if someone is sitting in the... from the Velcro patch and use the safety belt as usual. The sleeve should slide freely when not in use. There is also a clip on the safety belt used to secure the belt after it ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    yellowblue Split Bench Seats If you have the split bench seat (50/50 or 40/60), the seatbacks can be folded down individually and the sections can be removed individually. The sections can also be adjusted forward or rearward individually. The second row (40/60) split bench may be equipped with ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    yellowblue Adjusting the Split Bench Seats There are two adjustment levers on each section of the split bench seats to adjust the seat forward or rearward. The other lever is located on the rear of the seat. Lift up either lever and slide the seat forward to allow for extra storage behind the seat...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... Bench Seat Make sure the seatback is in the upright position and that the safety belts are on the correct section of the seat. The head restraints should be fully down... in the upright position, unhook the side attachment for the safety belt. This mini-buckle is located on the right side of the seat....
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...adjust each section by sliding it forward. The split benches have seat position labels, located on the back of each seat, showing where the seat must go. Follow that diagram. D The left (40) section of the 40/60 split bench uses the A and B sets of floor cups. D The right (60) section of the 40/60...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... to be angled so that the front hooks clear the floor pins. If the front legs are not attached correctly, the rear legs will not attach to the rear set of floor pins. 1. Squeeze the angled bar toward the solid crossbar while placing the front hooks of ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... seatback recliner lever or pull the nylon strap on the back of the seat and raise the seatback until it locks upright. If the front latches are not attaching correctly, check that the seat is in the full rear position. 2. Firmly push the rear hooks onto the rear floor pins by pushing down on the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ..., pull this nylon strap on the rear of the seat. CAUTION: A safety belt that is twisted or not properly attached won't provide the protection needed in a ...be seriously injured. After installing the seat, always check to be sure that the safety belts are not twisted and are properly attached. 1-14
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    yellowblue To raise a seatback, pull the nylon strap while raising the seatback until it locks upright. To fold down the seatback, lift up on this lever located on the front of the seatback. Adjusting the Bucket Seats There are two adjustment levers on each seat to adjust the seat forward or ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    yellowblue The other lever is located on the rear of the bucket seat. Removing the Bucket Seats Make sure the seatback is in the upright position. The head restraints should be fully down. 1. Lift the seatback recliner lever or pull the nylon strap on the back of the seat to fold the seatback ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    yellowblue You can also lift the lever on the side of the seat to release the rear latches from the floor pins. Do not let go of the straps or lever until the seat is folded all the way forward. 4. To unlatch the front latches, with the seat folded forward, squeeze the angled latch release bar ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... the seat, showing where the seat must go. Follow that diagram. See "Seat Controls" in the beginning of this section for ... E and F sets of floor cups. If the front legs are not attached correctly, the rear legs will not attach to the rear set of floor pins. LEFT ONLY seats that have the built-in ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... seatback recliner lever or pull the nylon strap on the back of the seat and raise the seatback until it locks upright. If the front latches are not attaching correctly, check that the seat is in the full rear position. 2. Firmly push the rear hooks onto the rear floor pins by pushing down on the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    yellowblue Captain's Chairs The captain's chairs adjust like the manual front passenger seats. The seatback can be reclined or raised by turning the knob on the inboard side of the seat. It is easier to raise or lower the seatback if you lean forward and take the weight off the seatback. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    yellowblue Replacing the Captain's Chairs The left chair goes in the A and C sets of floor pins. The right chair goes in the D and F sets of floor pins. 2. The seat can then be lifted off the front floor pins and removed from the vehicle. 1. Hook the front latches over the front floor pins. 1-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    .... It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), or air bag system. CAUTION: Donମ. belt properly. If you are in a crash and you’re not wearing a safety belt, your injuries can be much worse. You...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up... in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. Your vehicle has a light that ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    yellowblue Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-24
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    yellowblue Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-25
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    yellowblue or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. 1-26
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... after an accident if I'm wearing a safety belt? Q: A: If I'm a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why ... supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    yellowblue How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Adults This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. ... driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat (...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt Extenderମ. could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the ... a sudden stop or crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. 1-29
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... Belt Height Adjuster Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you.... the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to ... on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this way. 1-31
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt... go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A: ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries. Be sure the belt goes under the armrests. A: The belt is...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would ... the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the... internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... 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, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it's more likely that ... pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. Supplemental ... happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again. 1-37
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... or in rear crashes. Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly -- whether or not there's an air bag for that person. CAUTION: You ... from it. Air bags are "supplemental restraints" to the safety belts. All air bags -- even Next Generation air bags -- ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...control of the vehicle. Front occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. CAUTION: Children who are up against, or very.... Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...the middle of the steering wheel. United States Canadian There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows 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" in the Index ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    yellowblue The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. The driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. The right front passenger's side impact air bag is in the side ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force... and right front passenger's frontal air bags are not designed to inflate in rollovers, side impacts... specific vehicle design. Side impact air bags are not designed to inflate in frontal or near-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...related hardware are all part of the air bag modules inside the steering wheel, instrument panel and the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door. How does an ...can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants can...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need ...air bag inflation and driver's safety belt usage at deployment. systems. Improper service can mean that an air bag system won't work ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    .... Don't let anyone start the vehicle under any circumstances. See your dealer for service. NOTICE: If you ... vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... turned off and the battery is disconnected, an air bag can still inflate during improper service. You.... They are probably part of the air bag systems. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, and make ...new ones, and probably other new parts for your safety belt system. See "Replacing Restraint ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get ... may lock if you pull the belt across you very quickly. If ... back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 2. Push ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. The ... could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the ... a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. To unlatch the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... may have rear shoulder belt comfort guides. This feature will provide added safety ... for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort... and use the safety belt: 1. Remove the guide from its storage clip on the side of the seatback. 1-50...
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    yellowblue 2. 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 guide must be on top of the belt. 1-51
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    yellowblue Center Passenger Position (Bench Seat) Lap Belt 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt ...Passenger Positions" earlier in this section. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ...of the bench seat, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt ... belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the... the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... Passenger Position (Bucket Seat) Lap Belt If your vehicle has bucket ... plate and, in a single motion, pull the belt across you. Don't let it get ... into the buckle until it clicks. If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, let it go back all the way and start again. Pull up on the latch plate...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... type seat. Because it is the only bucket seat with a lap belt, and has a buckle on only one side,...person sitting there should use the lap-shoulder belt. See "Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions"... belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... Generation frontal air bags. Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infants ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... be restrained in a child or infant restraint. The instructions for the restraint will say whether it is the right type and size for your child. A very young child's hip bones are so small that a regular belt might not stay low on the hips, as it should. Instead, the belt ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    yellowblue CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby in an infant restraint. CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    yellowblue Built-in Child Restraint (Option) AX154175 If your vehicle has this option in a bucket seat, each bucket seat that has the built-in child restraint fits in only one location in your vehicle. To find out where a bucket seat that has a built-in child restraint must be located in your ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... top of my child's shoulders is above the shoulder belt slots for the five-point child restraint harness...system? A child whose shoulders are above the shoulder belt slots for the five-point child restraint ...sit on the vehicle's regular seat cushion and use the vehicle's adult safety belts. 1-60
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... 1. Raise the head restraint until the lower edge of the head restraint is even with the top of the seatback. 2. Rotate the head restraint rearward until it touches the top of the seatback. Make sure there is no gap between the lower edge of the head restraint and the top of the seatback. 1-61
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    yellowblue 3. Lower the child restraint cushion. You'll be using the child restraint's harness (A) to secure your child. Don't use the vehicle's safety belts. 1-62
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... CAUTION: Using the vehicle’s regular safety belts on a child seated on the child restraint cushion ...regular seat and use the vehicle’s adult safety belts. WARNING! FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURERମ. A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH. SNUGLY ADJUST THE BELTS PROVIDED WITH THIS CHILD RESTRAINT AROUND YOUR ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... the buckle until it clicks. Be sure the buckle is free of any foreign objects that may prevent you from securing the latch plates. If you can't secure a latch plate, see your dealer for service before using the child restraint. 10. Pull up on both latch plates to make sure they are secure. 1-64
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    yellowblue CAUTION: An unfastened shoulder harness clip won't help keep the harness in place on the child's shoulders. If the harness isn't on the child's shoulders, it won't be able to restrain the child's upper body in a sudden stop or crash. The child could be seriously injured. ...
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    ... is snugly adjusted around the child. You should not be able to put more than two fingers between.... Make sure the harness and buckle strap are not twisted. 13. Adjust the position of the harness on ...be away from the child's face and neck, but not falling from the child's shoulders. If you expect ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    yellowblue Removing the Child from the Built-In Child Restraint 2. Unlatch the harness by pushing the button on the buckle. 1. Unfasten the shoulder harness clip. 3. Move one side of the harness off the child's shoulder. 4. Move the other side of the harness off the child's shoulder. 5. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    yellowblue Storing the Built-In Child Restraint Always properly store the built-in child restraint before using the vehicle's lap-shoulder belt. 2. Fold the child restraint cushion and leg rest up into the seatback. 3. Press the child restraint cushion firmly into the seatback. 1. Move both ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    yellowblue 4. Then press the leg rest firmly into the seatback, and secure it by pressing the upper corners against the fastener strips on the seatback. 5. Rotate the head restraint forward and push it all the way down. Just like the other restraint systems in your vehicle, your built-in child ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...basic types. When selecting a child restraint, take into consideration not only the child's weight and size, but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. An infant car bed (A) is a special bed...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ...up to about 20 lbs. (9 kg) and about one year of age. This type of restraint faces the rear so that the infant's head, neck and body can have the support they need in a frontal crash. Some infant seats come in two parts -- the base stays secured in the vehicle and the seat part is removable. 1-71
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    yellowblue A forward-facing child restraint (C-E) positions a child upright to face forward in the vehicle. These forward-facing restraints are designed to help protect children who are from 20 to 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... to eight years of age. A booster seat is designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Booster seats with shields use lap-only belts; however, booster seats without shields use lap-shoulder belts. Booster seats can also help a child to see out the window. ...
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    ... a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these ... will show you how to do that. Both the owner's manual and the child restraint instructions are important, so if either one of these is not available, obtain a ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... positions are located just above the place where the third row lap-shoulder belts meet the floor. There's a vinyl sleeve there; to get to the.... Anchor the top strap to the bracket. If your vehicle does not have third row seats and belts, or if you need to have an anchor bracket installed for the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    .... You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap ... restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child ... and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... third row outside seat position, tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes ... or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    yellowblue 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 5....the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint... push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See the earlier part about the top strap if the ... one. 2. Put the restraint on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child ...so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had ...child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...the lap belt all the way out without stopping. 3. While holding it out, run the belt through or around the child restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4.... sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-81
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...passenger. Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position 5. To tighten the belt, feed it back into the retractor while you push down on the... use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. Your vehicle has a front passenger air bag. Never put a rear-facing ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... seat. You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap ...child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child ...restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a front passenger air bag,...
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    yellowblue 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-84
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in ...outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle's safety belts. If you have the choice, a child should ... so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... who are. Q: A: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder... the center of the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child's shoulder, so that in a crash... to place the child in a seat that has a lap belt, if your vehicle has one...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child....way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied ...hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... rip apart under impact forces. If a belt is torn or frayed, get a new one right away. If your ... just like torn or frayed safety belts can. They may not protect a child in a crash. If a harness strap is torn or frayed, get a new harness right away. Also look for any opened or broken air bag covers, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... they would be if worn during a more severe crash, then you need new safety belts or harness straps. If the frontal air bags inflate, ... to have safety belt, built-in child restraint or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the safety belt or built...
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    yellowblue  NOTES 1-90
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    ... 2-40 2-41 2-43 2-47 2-48 Keys Door Locks Keyless Entry System (Option) Multifunction...Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices Sliding Door Power Sliding Door (Option) Liftgate Theft Content ...) PASS-KeyR III New Vehicle "Break-In" Ignition Positions Starting Your Engine Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate 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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    ... in. So be sure you have an extra key. If you need a new key, contact your Pontiac dealer, who can obtain the correct key code. Remember to carry the pre-cut emergency door key which Pontiac sends after delivery. (This service is not available in Canada.) In...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... open it. Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle. This may not be so obvious: You ... the doors aren't locked. Wear safety belts properly, lock your doors, and you will be far better off whenever you drive your vehicle. There ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... inside by moving the handle. From the inside, press the front of the power door lock switch (on either front door...Theft-Deterrent system, the power door lock switch will not unlock the doors until the system ... is equipped with the Content Theft-Deterrent system, the power door lock switch may cause ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... the first time you attempt to lock the doors using the power lock switch or the remote keyless entry ...can still lock or unlock the doors at any time, either manually or with the power door lock switches. Sliding...when you use your power door locks to lock the vehicle, the sliding door is not locked. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... door is open while the keys are in the ignition, a chime will sound and you will not be able to use your power door lock switch to lock the vehicle. If you don't leave the ... you use the manual door lock, you could still lock your keys in your vehicle. Always remember to take ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...LOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter (see "Power Door Locks" in the Index for more details on the power door lock features). If your vehicle is equipped with the Content Theft-Deterrent ...higher, and try again. qualified technician for service. D Check the distance. You may be too ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... this feature. When you use your remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock your vehicle or to operate the power sliding door (if equipped), your parking lamps will flash briefly to let you know the command was received. If you would like ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...with the remote transmitter only when the power sliding door override switch on the overhead console is disabled. Replacing the Battery in the Remote ... remaining transmitters must also be matched. Once your dealer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. Each ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    yellowblue NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may ... tightly so water will not get in. 5. Check the transmitter operation. If needed, follow the instructions on resynchronizing your remote ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...in the overhead console. The switches that you may find in this switchbank are the Interior Lamps Override, Power Sliding Door and Power Rear Quarter Windows. If your vehicle does not have some of the options controlled by these switches, there ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    yellowblue Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices Your vehicle's locks and lighting systems can be programmed with several different features. The features you can program depend on the options that came with your vehicle. The following chart shows the features that can be programmed. To...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... Illumination, the interior lamps will stay on for about 25 seconds after all the doors and the liftgate ... Features Off (The interior lamps will turn on or off at the same instant that a door is opened or closed... you lock the doors.) Mode 3: Exit Lighting Only (The interior lamps will come on whenever...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... You will always need to lock your doors manually before driving to increase occupant safety.)... is turned off. D Shift out of PARK (P) with the ignition on and the driver's door closed; all ... D Turn off the ignition with the transaxle in PARK (P); all doors will unlock automatically. D Shift out ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press LOCK on the power door lock switch. 3. Count the number of...available on your vehicle. D When you press LOCK on the power door lock switch or remote keyless ... lock immediately when you press LOCK on the the power door lock switch or the remote keyless ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...Mode 3: Last Door Closed Locking Only (If the power door lock switch or remote keyless entry transmitter (if ...Mode 4. To change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press UNLOCK on the power door lock switch. 3. Count the number of chimes you ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... to unlock your vehicle or operate your power sliding door (if equipped), your parking lamps will flash briefly. To customize these features to your preference...to unlock your vehicle or operate your power sliding door (if equipped), your parking lamps will flash briefly to let ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... been received. unlock your vehicle or operate your power sliding door (if equipped), your parking lamps will flash briefly to let you know ... transmitter to unlock your vehicle or operate your power sliding door (if equipped), your parking lamps will flash briefly to let you know the command has been...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...minutes.) Mode 2: Damage Detection Off (If anyone opens a door or the liftgate while your Content Theft-Deterrent system is ...To change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Turn the parking lamps on, then off. 3. Count the number of chimes you ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... to do the following: Programmable Modes Your vehicle can be programmed to one of the following modes. Mode 1: Power Door Lock Switch Arming Off D The system will ... doors with D Arm the system when you lock the doors using either power door lock switch while any door or the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...system is armed. The Content Theft-Deterrent system must be disarmed for the engine to run while in Mode 2; your key can no longer disarm the system. If... again. D The system will arm when you lock the doors using either power door lock switch while any door or the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ...chimes that matches the mode you want. 6. Remove your key from the door key cylinder. The mode you selected is now set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions next in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Sliding Door To open the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...is facing downward on a steep grade (15 percent or more), the door may not stay open and could slam shut, possibly injuring someone. To make sure the door does not slam shut, be sure to hold it open until everyone is clear of the door, and only then allow it to slowly close. 2-24
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... in your vehicle can be dangerous. They could operate the power sliding door. A child or others could be injured. Do not leave children or pets ... from inside the vehicle by moving the manual locking lever down. Unlock it by moving the lever up. With the power door locks, the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...door, press and release one of the following two power door switches. One switch is located in the... sliding door off. When the power sliding door switch is turned off, you will not be able to open the ...goes through an automatic car wash, be sure the power sliding door is turned off. If it isn't, the...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...off. The power sliding door will only open if the transaxle is in PARK (P). The transaxle does not have to be in PARK (P) to close the door. If the power sliding door is open ...out of PARK (P), a buzzer will sound. This is a warning that the sliding door is not completely closed. If the power...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... closing the door. If you want to open the power sliding door when the switch is turned on, pull the inside or outside ... go. The door will open fully. To open the power sliding door when the power sliding door switch is off, pull the inside or outside handle and slide the door all the way back. 2-28
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...possibly injuring someone. To make sure the door does not slam shut, turn on the power sliding door ... door closes, it will close under the control of the power door system. If you want to close the ... completely and latch for you. To close the power sliding door when the switch is turned off, pull the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... to secure your radio, the code will need to be unlocked before resetting the power sliding door. See "... Door The power sliding door may operate incorrectly or not at all because of the following conditions: D ... your fuse panel. If any of these conditions occur, the power sliding door will need to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... on the handle, then firmly shut the liftgate. Don't drive with the liftgate open, even slightly. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. A light on your instrument panel will warn you if the liftgate is not completely closed (see "Door Ajar Warning Light" in the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... cause unconsciousness and even death. If you must drive with the liftgate open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass through the.... D If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them all the way. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. Theft Vehicle theft is ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... the transmitter with you. D Lock all the doors except the driver's. A light located on top of your instrument panel (near the center of the vehicle, next to...) will flash slowly to let you know that the system has been armed. While armed, the doors will not unlock with the power lock switch. 2-33
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... alarm system will arm when you use either power lock switch to lock the doors while any door or ... to let you know when the system is ready to arm with the power door lock switches. The security light will ... the rear of the power lock switch, to let you know the system is arming. After all doors and ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... keyless entry transmitter to unlock the doors. The security light will stop flashing to let you know the system is no longer armed. ... use your key to unlock the doors. The security light will stop flashing to let you know the system is no longer armed. If you would like your key not to disarm the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...the high number of electrical key codes. When trying to start the vehicle if the engine does not start and the ... off and try again. If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to be... and Circuit Breakers" in the Index). If the engine still does not start with the other key, your vehicle ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    yellowblue To program the new key: 1. Insert the ignition key in the ignition and start the engine. If the engine will not start see your dealer for service. 2. After the engine has started, turn the key to OFF, and remove the key. 3. Insert the key to be ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't ...(A): This is an on position in which you can operate your electrical power accessories. Press in the ignition switch as you turn the top of it toward you. 2-38
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... position unlocks the steering wheel, ignition and transaxle, but does not send electrical power to any ... display some instrument panel warning lights. START (E): This position starts the engine. When the engine starts, release the key. The ignition switch will return to RUN for normal driving. Note ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    yellowblue Starting Your Engine Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Your engine won't start in any other position -- that's a ... pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your engine gets...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    yellowblue 3. If your engine still won't start (or starts but then stops), it could ... key in START. This clears the extra gasoline from the engine. When the engine starts, let go of the key and the accelerator pedal. If the engine still doesn't start, wait another 15 seconds and repeat this step....
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. 3. Plug it into a..., grounded 110-volt AC outlet. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... wish. See "Shifting Out of PARK (P)" in this section. CAUTION: Maximum engine speed is limited when you're... It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't ...easily. Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous.... Don't shift out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is racing. NOTICE: Damage... transaxle caused by shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine racing isn't covered by your...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving. If you need more power for passing, and you'... position is also used for normal driving, but it offers more power and lower fuel economy ... down to the next gear and have more power. D When driving on hilly, winding roads. D When towing a...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...65 mph (105 km/h) or you can damage your engine. NOTICE: If your front wheels can't rotate, don't try to drive. This... your vehicle seems to start up rather slowly, or if it seems not to shift gears as ... vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when you are driving less...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... brake pedal with your left foot. NOTICE: Driving with the parking brake on can cause your ...Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal ... you will need to apply about the same amount of pressure to the parking brake pedal as you did when you ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or... pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake with your left foot. 2. Move the shift ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move ... fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine ... have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... find it difficult to pull the shift lever out of PARK (P). This is called "torque lock." To prevent torque lock... out how, see "Shifting Into PARK (P)" in the Index. When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever ...can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly....
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... 1. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the engine and then shift to the drive gear you want. 5. Have the vehicle fixed as soon as you can. Parking Over Things That Burn...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... your vehicle fixed immediately. Running Your Engine While You're Parked It's better not to park with the engine running. But if ever you have to, here are some things to ... with CO -- can come in easily. NEVER park in a garage with the engine running. Another closed-in place can be...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you've left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be... the Index. If you have power windows, the switches on the driver's door armrest control the front windows (...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... raise the window, pull up the front of the switch. Power Rear Quarter Windows This button, located in ... console switchbank, is used for opening and closing the power rear quarter windows. Side Window ... in the closed position. The ignition must be in RUN to use the power rear quarter windows. 2-54
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...Multifunction Lever Tilt Wheel A tilt steering wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can also raise it to the highest level to give your legs more ... Indicator Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer Windshield Wiper and Washer Control Cruise Control (Option) ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... of the turn or lane change. If you have a trailer towing option with added wiring for the trailer lamps, the signal indicator will flash at a normal rate even if a...a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete your lane ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...wiping cycle, turn the band to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The.... Remember that damaged wiper blades may prevent you from seeing well enough to drive safely. To...If your blades do become damaged, get new blades or blade inserts. Heavy snow or ice can overload your wipers. A...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...Window Washer/Wiper The rear window wiper switch is located in the instrument panel switchbank. Cruise Control (Option) With cruise control, you can maintain a speed of about... Cruise control can be dangerous where you can't drive safely at a steady speed. So, don't use your cruise...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... control when the Traction Control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. (See "Traction Control System" in the Index.) When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, ...your cruise control switch on when you're not using cruise, you might hit ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...go to a higher speed: D Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. Push the SET button at the end of the lever, then release the button... 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster.) The accelerate feature will work whether or not you have set an initial cruise control speed. Reducing Speed While Using Cruise...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. ... ignition, your cruise control set speed memory is erased. Turning the dial to this setting turns on: D D D D Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights 2-61
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... your front parking and turn signal lamps come on in daylight when: D D D D Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights D The ignition is on, D...off all the lamps and lights. Lamps On Reminder If the driver's door is opened and you turn the ignition to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... lamps switch is located in the instrument panel switchbank. Push the fog lamp symbol on the switch to turn on... your high beams in fog is not recommended. Interior Lamps Instrument Panel Intensity Control ... off. The indicator light will go off. Your parking lamps or headlamps must be on for your fog ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... lamps and turn off power to the courtesy lamps, reading lamps and glove box lamp.... doors using the key, D press LOCK on the power door lock switch or D press LOCK on the remote keyless ... switch to turn power back on to the interior lamps. This will allow the lamps to stay on when any door is open. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... ACCESSORY, the lamps will fade out. The lamps will also fade out if you lock the doors with the power door lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter (if...entry transmitter (if equipped) or or the key. D lock all the doors using the power door lock switch To turn the delayed ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...If your vehicle does not have dual sliding doors, there is also a reading lamp in the second row on ... vehicle and has no switch of its own. It will go on each time you open the doors, unless you enable...opening, and has no switch of its own. It will go on each time you open the doors, unless you enable...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...in LOCK or OFF, they will automatically turn off after 10 minutes. The lamps won't come back on again until you: Power Remote Control Mirrors The control on the driver's door controls both outside rearview mirrors. D Turn the ignition to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... release. Use the key to lock or unlock the glove box. The glove box door has a detent to prevent the door from lowering too far. Open the glove box until the door is partway open, then pull the door ... you need it fully open. To close the glove box, the door must be pushed up past the detent. In ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... overhead console includes two reading lamps, a storage compartment and a switchbank. The switchbank has switches for the optional Power Sliding Door, Interior Lights Override and the Power Quarter Windows. For information on these switches, see each of these features in...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ...position. To install your garage door opener, follow these instructions: 1. Open the compartment by pressing ...and press it firmly to the back of your garage door opener. 3. Line up the button of the garage ..., use the black pegs inside the compartment door to make sure the lined area on the compartment...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... Compartment Storage Bin At the base of the center instrument panel console, there is a storage bin. To open the bin, lift the latch release and the door will fold down. Inside the bin, you will ... into the storage bin before closing the bin door. The tray can also be placed in the glove box ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... the tray, line up the guides on the bottom of the tray with the guide rails in the storage bin door. Slide the tray back in. Front Seat Storage Bin The storage bin is located under the manual front passenger's seat. To open the bin, lift the handle and slide the...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... The optional convenience net is designed to help keep small loads, like grocery bags, from falling over during sharp turns or quick stops and starts. Install the convenience net at the rear of your vehicle, just inside the liftgate. Attach the upper loops to the posts on either side of the liftgate...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... heavier loads. Store such loads on the floor of your vehicle, as far forward as you can. When not in use, it is recommend that you take down the convenience net to extend its life and retain its elasticity, and to keep the rear exit clear. Store the net ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...the holes next to the cupholder. When not in use, it is recommend that you take down the convenience nets to extend their life and retain their elasticity. ... not detach from the driver's seat. When not in use, it is recommend that you unhook the net to extend its life and retain its ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... something on top of your vehicle that is longer or wider than the luggage carrier -- like paneling, plywood, a mattress, and so forth -- the wind can catch it as you drive along. This can cause you to lose control. What you are carrying could be ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... prevent damage or loss of cargo as you're driving, check now and then to make ... you carry cargo on the luggage carrier of a proper size and weight, put it on the slats, as far ...forward or back, as needed, to accommodate loads of various sizes. After repositioning the crossrails, be sure to tighten ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    yellowblue Use the adjustable tiedown loops in the side rails to help secure large loads. Reposition the tiedowns by turning them counterclockwise, then slide them along the side rail. Turn the tiedowns clockwise to tighten them in place. If you wish to attach the luggage tiedowns or other ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    yellowblue Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter The ashtray and cigarette lighter are located in the middle section of the instrument panel, below the switchbank. Pull out the drawer to use the ashtray. To remove the ashtray for cleaning, grasp the edge of the ashtray with your fingertips and pull up and ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... following OnStar services are available 24 hours a day: D Automatic Notification of Front/Side Air Bag ... mirror. D Emergency Services D Theft Detection/Notification and Stolen-Vehicle Tracking D Remote Door Unlock D Roadside Assistance with Location D Route Support D Convenience Services D Remote ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... bring your tires up to the proper pressure. The air inflator is located in the rear compartment on the driver's...has this option. It includes a 20-foot (6 m) hose with an air pressure gage and nozzle adapters.... could be injured. Be sure to read the inflator instructions, and inflate any object only ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... and Circuit Breakers" in the Index or see your dealer for service. Your air inflator will automatically shut off after about 10...pouch, and store in the glove box. To use your air inflator system, the engine must be running or the ignition key in ACCESSORY. Attach the appropriate nozzle adapter, if...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... cap. NOTICE: When using the accessory power outlets: D Maximum load of any electrical equipment should not exceed 20 amps. D Be ...not in use. Leaving electrical equipment on for extended periods can drain your battery. The rear power outlet is located in the rear compartment on the driver's side....
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    yellowblue The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-84
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...Hazard Warning Flashers Switch E. Instrument Panel Cluster F. Center Vents G. Audio System H. Side Vents I. Lamp Switch J. Hood Release ...) O. Climate Controls P. Rear Fan Controls (Option) Q. Accessory Power Outlet R. Storage Bin S. Remote CD Player (Option) T. Instrument Panel Switchbank U. Ashtray ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    yellowblue Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know ... fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. The indicator warning lights and gages are explained on ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...back, so the numbers may not be true. You may wonder what happens if your vehicle needs a new odometer installed. If the ... at zero and a label must be put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. Trip Odometer The trip odometer can tell you how far...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ..., some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know theyମ., you should not be alarmed when this happens. Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of... They’re a big help. The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...is ready. If the air bag readiness light stays on after you start the engine or comes on when you are driving, your air bag system may not work properly. ..., have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Air Bag Readiness Light There is an air bag ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...running. It should go out once the engine is running. If it stays on, or comes on while you are driving, you may have a problem with the charging system. It could indicate that you have problems with a generator drive belt, or another electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ..., have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there's a problem. If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off...With the anti-lock brake system, this light will come on when you start your engine and it will stay on for three seconds. That's normal. If the light comes on when you're...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...stays on when you're driving, stop as soon as possible and turn the ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still stays ... (Option) This warning light should come on briefly as you start the engine. If the warning light doesn't come on then,...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... also comes on briefly, as a bulb check, when the engine is started. If the light doesn't come ... the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and ... stays on for an extended period of time when the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service. Low...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. In "Problems on the Road," this manual shows what to do. See "Engine Overheating" in the Index. Canada This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. If the gage pointer moves into the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. In "Problems on the Road," this manual shows what to do. See "... The SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn't come on, have it repaired. This light.... D Light On Steady -- An emission control system NOTICE: Modifications made to the engine, transaxle, exhaust... your vehicle's emission controls and may cause the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... dries out. A few driving trips should turn the light off. Are you low on fuel? As your engine starts to run out of fuel, your engine may not run... quality will cause your engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You may notice this as stalling after start-up, stalling when ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... lets you know when you may have a problem with your engine oil pressure.... on, the engine oil level may be too low. There may also be another problem... pressure. NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and... is low. If you do, your engine can become so hot that it catches...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... if the power sliding door is not completely closed and the ignition is turned to RUN or START. ... you shift the transaxle out of PARK (P) while the power sliding door is open or in the process of closing,...shift the transaxle out of PARK (P) and accelerate before the power sliding door latches closed,...
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    .... All these things are normal and do not indicate that anything is wrong with the fuel gage. D ...or less) than half of the tank's capacity to fill it. or speeding up. D The gage pointer may move while cornering, braking D The gage may not indicate EMPTY (E) when the ignition is turned off. Canada...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... on, see your dealer right away. This light will also come on when you turn on the ignition, but the engine is not running, to show you it is working. If it doesn't come on as you start your vehicle, have it fixed right away. The DIC will show ...
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    ...button cycles through the five displays. Press the MODE button after the last Trip Computer display to return the DIC to the OFF mode. Off: No driver information is displayed in this mode of operation. Compass/Temperature Mode: One of eight compass readings and the outside temperature are displayed....
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    ... is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is new, the calibration process may not be complete. In these ...appears erratic and the calibration symbol does not appear, you must manually put the compass into the calibration ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...Fuel Economy): This shows fuel economy for the most recent second of driving. D RANGE (Trip Range): This shows the estimated distance that can ... economy used to calculate range is based on the last few hours of driving. accumulated fuel used since the last reset. average speed since the last reset....
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    ... supplied with your vehicle. 3-2 3-3 3-4 3-4 3-5 3-5 3-8 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-9 3-11 3-14 Comfort Controls Air Conditioning Heating Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger ... Equipped) Theft-Deterrent Feature (If Equipped) Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) Understanding Radio Reception Tips ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...vehicle. UPPER: This setting directs outside air through the instrument panel outlets. BI-LEVEL... through the front instrument panel outlets, while warmed air is directed through the heater... counterclockwise to decrease fan speed. The fan must be turned on for the air conditioning compressor to operate...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... conditioner compressor is on, you may sometimes notice slight changes in your vehicle's engine performance and power. This is normal. The system is designed to help... notice water dripping from under your vehicle's engine compartment when it is idling or after it has been turned ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... adjust it for comfort. If you have the optional engine coolant heater and use it during cold ... heating system will provide heat more quickly because the engine coolant is already warmed. See "Engine Coolant Heater" in the Index. Defogging and Defrosting To rapidly defrost the windshield, turn ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... to the rear of the vehicle through the headliner outlets. To send conditioned air to the rear of the vehicle, press the A/C button (the light will glow) on the main climate controls. If you do not select A/C, air directed to the rear of the vehicle will be cabin temperature. The ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... the rear climate control knobs to adjust the air through the rear air outlets. The rear climate control knobs are in a panel next to the second row seat. If your vehicle has the optional dual sliding doors, the panel is above the driver's seat. 3-6
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... either rear fan control to adjust the force of air coming through the rear outlets. Select the...control mode using the directional controls on the instrument panel (see "Mode Knob" earlier in this section)....Keep the area around the base of the center instrument panel console and between and under ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ...to side. The air-flow through the vents can be shut off completely by turning the thumb-wheel next ...the blower fan to "5" for a few moments before driving off. This helps clear the intake ducts of... fogging the inside of your windows. instrument panel console and the air path under the front seats...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    .... Find out what your Delco Electronics system can do and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. AM-FM Stereo Setting the Clock for AM-FM Stereo Press SET. Within five seconds, press and hold the SEEK down arrow until...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    yellowblue Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between AM and FM. The display shows your selection. TUNE: Turn the lower knob to choose radio stations. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow to go to the next higher or lower station and stay there. PUSHBUTTONS: The four numbered ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...your selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the ... back into its stored position when you're not using it. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow... Repeat the steps for each pushbutton. Playing the Radio POWER-VOL: Push this knob to turn the system on...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... the sound between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn this knob to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The ... turn easily, your tape may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure your player is working properly. D E11: The tape...
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    ... and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. PREV (1): Press this button or the SEEK down ... rapidly. Press it again to return to playing speed. The radio will play the last selected station.... Press the button again to return to playing speed. The radio will play the last selected station...
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    ... display will flash for two seconds, indicating the feature is active. 4. Insert the adapter. It will power up the radio and begin playing. This override routine will remain active until EJECT is pressed. Playing the Radio POWER-VOL: Push this knob to turn the system on and off. To ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... selection. TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push ... Speakers BAL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the left or right ... speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the front or rear ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...tape may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure your ...is working properly. D E11: The tape is broken. Try a new tape. If any error occurs repeatedly... down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. PREV (1): Press this button or the SEEK down arrow...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...another part of the tape. Press the button again to return to playing speed. The radio will play the last selected station while the tape advances....will flash for two seconds, indicating the feature is active. 4. Insert the adapter. It will power up the radio and begin playing. This override routine ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...(If Equipped) TUNE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored position when you're not using it. SEEK: Press the up or down arrow ... may want to decrease the treble. Playing the Radio POWER-VOL: Push this knob to turn the system on ...
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    ... same manner. If you're driving on a very rough road or if it's very hot, the disc may not play and E (error) ... number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. PREV (1): Press this button or the SEEK down arrow to go to the start of the current track if more than ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... to see how long the track has been playing. When a new track starts to play, the track number will also appear. Press RECALL a third time and the time of ... Compact Disc Player and Equalizer (If Equipped) Playing the Radio POWER-VOL: Push this knob to turn the system on and off. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... sound between the speakers. FADE: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle ... is off, first press EJECT. If you're driving on a very rough road or if it's very hot, the disc may not play and E (error) and a number may appear on the...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...it to your dealer when reporting the problem. PREV (1): Press this button or the SEEK down arrow to go to the start of the current track if more than eight seconds have... see how long the track has been playing. When a new track starts to play, the track number will also appear. Press ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... for five seconds. The rear speakers will be muted when the power is turned on. You may operate the rear ...audio system on or off. The rear speakers will be muted when the power is turned on. You may operate the rear... when the primary radio power is off. VOL: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn...
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    yellowblue SEEK: Press the up arrow to tune to the next higher station and stay there. Press the down arrow to tune to the next lower station and stay there. The display will show your selection. The sound will mute while seeking. The SEEK button is inactive if the AM-FM mode on the front radio is ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... protects the disc and player from damage. The disc will not start playing. To remove the disc, press the ... too much moisture in the air. (Wait about an hour and try again.) D You are driving on a very ... corrected. PREV (1): Press this button to go back to the start of the current track if more than ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    .... It works by using a secret code to disable all radio functions whenever battery power is removed. The ..., the radio will display LOC to indicate a locked condition anytime battery power is removed. If your battery loses power for any reason, you must unlock the radio with the secret code before it ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... at Step 4. 1. Write down any three or four-digit number from 000 to 1999 and keep it in a safe place separate from the vehicle. 2. Turn ... a secured radio. Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...down. The display will show ---, indicating that the radio is no longer secured. If the code entered is incorrect, SEC will appear on...display. The radio will remain secured until the correct code is entered. When battery power is removed and later applied to a secured radio, the radio won't turn on...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    yellowblue Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) PLAY: Press this button to play a cassette tape or compact disc when ...you can control certain radio and remote playback functions using the buttons on your steering wheel. VOLUME: Press the up or down arrow to increase or decrease volume. 3-29
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... each other. AM can pick up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try reducing the treble to reduce this noise if you ever get ... do it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage them. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... player at fault. If this other cassette has no improvement in sound quality, clean the tape player... available through your dealership (GM Part No. 12344789). When using a scrubbing action, non-... uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head. This type of cleaning cassette will not eject ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... make sure the cassette tape is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your Compact Disc Player The use of CD .... If you experience difficulty with remote transmitters, such as a garage door opener, try pointing the device through the very top of...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    yellowblue Section 4 Your Driving and the Road Here you'll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions. We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-11 4-13 4-13 4-15 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    yellowblue Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. (See "Safety Belts" in the Index.) Defensive driving really means "be ready for anything." On city ... or reaching for something on the floor -- makes proper defensive driving more difficult and can even ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and ... and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ...someone who was drinking and driving. In recent years, over 17,000 annual motor vehicle-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... is in the drinks, and how quickly the person drinks them. But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of 0.10 percent. Research shows that the driving skills of many people are impaired at a BAC approaching 0.05 percent, and that the effects are worse ...
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    ... takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I'll be careful" ... is higher than if the person had not been drinking. CAUTION: Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...three seconds or more with another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination and eyesight all ...surface of the road (whether it's pavement or gravel); the condition of the road (wet, dry, icy); tire ...brake force applied. Sometimes, as when you're driving on snow or ice, it's easy to ask ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... may get harder to push down. If your engine stops, you will still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when... ABS is an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    .... Let's say the road is wet. You're driving safely. Suddenly an animal jumps out in ... slam on the brakes. Here's what happens with ABS. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of... brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...both of the front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system works the front brakes and reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. The LOW TRACTION light will come on when the traction control system is limiting wheel spin. See ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    yellowblue This light should come on briefly when you start the engine. If it stays on or comes on while you are driving, there's a problem with your traction control system. See "Traction Control System Warning Light" in the Index. When this warning...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... straightaway. Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will ...the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... It is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. An emergency like ... is a good reason to practice defensive driving at all times and wear safety belts properly. 4-12
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    ... road onto the shoulder while you're driving. Passing The driver of a vehicle about to pass another ...into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-...collision. So here are some tips for passing: D "Drive ahead." Look down the road, to the sides ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops. Keep back a reasonable distance. start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and don't get too ...it easy for the Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. following driver to get ahead of you. Perhaps you...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...way you want the vehicle to go. If you start steering quickly enough, your vehicle may ...to avoid sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear). Any sudden ... acceleration skid, too much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin. A cornering skid and an...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...in a safe place and rest. Night Vision No one can see as well at night as in... are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving. ... Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're driving, don't wear ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be checked regularly for proper aim, so should your eyes be examined regularly. Some drivers suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads 4-17
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ...slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface may get wet... missing areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. Driving too fast through large... through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    .... Driving Through Deep Standing Water NOTICE: If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to watch out...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... their own special rules. The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are driving. ... miss your exit, do not, under any circumstances, stop and back up. Drive on to the next exit. 4-21
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...? Are all windows clean inside and outside? D Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? D Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all...out. Of course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in Pontiac dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing to help if you...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...road with the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you... in flat or rolling terrain. D If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise,...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... The most important thing to know is this: let your engine do some of the slowing down. Shift to a... You could crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope.... signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of ... properly secure these items in your vehicle. Driving on Snow or Ice Most of the time, those places ... very careful. Here are some tips for winter driving: D Have your vehicle in good shape for...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ..., accelerate gently. Try not to break the gentle traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin... be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may... and freezing rain begins to fall. Try to avoid driving on wet ice until salt and sand crews...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags,... summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. D Turn on your hazard flashers. 4-27
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    ...as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just idle. ... your headlamps. Let the heater run for a while. Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... Vehicle To tow your vehicle, follow these steps: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove ... for towing. 5. Release the parking brake. The Certification/Tire label is found on the rear edge of the driver's door. 4-29
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    yellowblue The label shows the size of your original tires and the inflation pressures needed to obtain the...GAWR for either the front or rear axle. CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the ... of your vehicle. NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail because of ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... you should still not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR. If the engine is running or the ignition key is in ACCESSORY, you may hear the compressor ... of time. If the sound continues for an extended period of time, your vehicle needs service. Using heavier suspension components to get added durability might ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... tires are forced to work harder against the drag of the added weight. The engine is required to operate at relatively higher speeds and under greater loads, ... improperly can damage your vehicle and result in costly repairs not covered by your warranty. To pull a trailer correctly...
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    ...a hitch dealer about sway controls. (800 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. tow a trailer, don't drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Pontiac - GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 436008 Pontiac, MI 48343-6008 In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... Certification/Tire label at the rear edge of the driver's door, or see "Tire Loading" in the Index. Then ... loading and good handling when you're driving. vehicle when you install a trailer hitch?.... Here are some rules to follow: D The bumpers on your vehicle are not intended for hitches. Do ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...smell CO. It can cause unconsciousness or death. (See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index.) To maximize your safety when... inspected for leaks, and make necessary repairs before starting on your trip. D Keep the rear-most... fan on any speed. This will bring fresh, outside air into your vehicle. Do not use...
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    ... now a good deal longer and not nearly as responsive as your vehicle is by itself. Before you start, check the trailer hitch and platform... safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... still working. Driving On Grades Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before you start down a long... so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. If you are towing...your vehicle has to have extra wiring. The arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    .... 4. Reapply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking brake, and then shift to PARK (P). 5. Release the regular brakes. D Start your engine; D Shift into a gear; and D Release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 3. Drive slowly ...
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    yellowblue  NOTES 4-40
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    ... 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-9 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-12 5-20 5-20 5-31 5-32 Cooling System If a Tire ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ... in to turn on your flashers. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isnମ. you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. When the hazard warning flashers are on, your ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    .... But please use the following steps listed to do it safely. On vehicles equipped with the optional power sliding door, a low-voltage battery or replacing a battery may cause the system to become inoperative. See "Power Sliding Door" in the Index for more ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...in your vehicle has a built-in hydrometer. Do not charge, test or jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery... of the vehicles rolling, set the parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... as radios. This will avoid sparks and help save both batteries. In addition, it could save your radio! CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... (+) and negative (-) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or a body metal surface. Don’t connect ...€™t need to add water to the ACDelco FreedomR battery installed in every new GM vehicle. But if a...medical help immediately. CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...7. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has ... (-) cable doesn't go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy unpainted metal part on the engine of the vehicle with the dead battery. 5-7
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is ...much less. 11. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 12. Try...the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... exceeded, then the drive wheels have to be supported on a dolly. Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you ... in the Index. Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage on your vehicle's instrument panel. See "Engine Coolant Temperature Gage" in the Index. You ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... place in an emergency situation. Should an overheated engine condition exist, an overheat protection mode ..., you will notice a significant loss in power and engine performance. The low coolant light... Steam Is Coming From Your Engine NOTICE: After driving in the overheated engine protection operating...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... Mode" in the Index. If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you: D D D D Climb a long ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... your vehicle right away. If there’s still no sign of steam, idle the engine for three minutes while you’re parked. If you still...€™s what you’ll see: CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...cools down. CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot.... hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. Engine damage from ... isn't covered by your warranty. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index. 5-13
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... Damage caused by the use of coolant other than DEX-COOLR is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. If there seems to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine cooling fans are running. If the engine is overheating, both...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... NOTICE: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended...the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. When the coolant in the coolant recovery tank is at or above the FULL COLD mark, start your vehicle. If ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... are under pressure, and if you turn the radiator 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 the radiator pressure cap to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise until it first stops. (Don't press...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    .... (See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for more information about the proper coolant mixture.) 4. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 5. By this time, the ...
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    yellowblue 6. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the filler neck, reinstall the pressure cap. Be sure the arrows on the pressure cap line up like this. 7. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 8. Put the cap back ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers... 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the vehicle won't move, you can put blocks at the ...
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    yellowblue Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is in the storage compartment at the rear of the vehicle, on the passenger's side. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. Remove the side convenience net. Open the jack storage ...
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    yellowblue A. Jack B. Strap C. Bracket D. Wing Nut E. Jacking Instructions F. Bag and Tools A. Hoist Shaft B. Hoist Assembly C. Retainer D. Spare Tire E. Extension (Chisel End) F. Wrench Remove the jack and jacking tools by loosening the wing nut and bracket. Separate the plastic pouch from the...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    yellowblue The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), extension (B) and folding wrench (C). Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable so it can be pulled up through the wheel opening. 5-23
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... the handle about 180 degrees, then flip the handle back to the starting position. This avoids taking the wrench off the lug nut for each turn.) For wheels with a wheel ... in the front passenger door pocket. If your vehicle has the plastic "bolt-on" wheel covers, loosen them...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...nearest the flat tire. NOTICE: To help avoid damage to lock nut or wheel lock key, do not use an impact wrench with this key. NOTICE: Do not place the jack under the rear axle control arms... the areas shown for proper jack location. Do not raise the vehicle yet. Put the compact spare tire...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned ... the ground so there is enough room for the spare tire to fit. 6. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. 5-26
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... serious accident. 8. Install the spare tire and replace the wheel nuts with the rounded end of the nuts toward the ... wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. ... towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to,...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have the nuts tightened with a torque...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... the vehicle with the valve stem down. 2. Slide the cable retainer through the center of the wheel and start to raise the tire. Make sure the retainer is fully seated across the underside of the wheel. NOTICE: Wheel covers won't fit on your ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...is firmly stored against the underside of the vehicle. 5. Push against the wheel to be sure it does not move and is stored securely. 6. Replace all jacking tools as they ... When you replace the compact spare with a full-size tire, replace the bolt-on wheel covers and the center cap. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    yellowblue Compact Spare Tire Although the compact spare tire was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure ...can finish your trip and have your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course, it's best ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...your vehicle when it is stuck, you will need to spin the wheels, but you don’t want to spin ... of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When youମ. REVERSE (R) and a forward gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible. Release the accelerator pedal ...
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    yellowblue  NOTES 5-33
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    yellowblue  NOTES 5-34
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... Air Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement Automatic Transaxle Fluid Radiator Pressure Cap Thermostat Engine Coolant Power Steering Fluid Windshield Washer Fluid Brakes Battery 6-31 6-38 6-39 6-47 6-47 6-51 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'...work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more ... manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Your vehicle has an air... to do your own service work, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...) and endorsed by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association for better vehicle performance and engine protection. Gasolines meeting the AAMA specification could provide ... knocking noise when you drive. If it's bad enough, it can damage your engine. If you're ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... may be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Pontiac dealer for service. To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States are now required to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper ...Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). General Motors Overseas Distribution Corporation 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Filling Your Tank The fuel filler door is located ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... in hot weather. Open the fuel filler cap slowly and wait for any "hiss" noise to stop. Then unscrew the cap all the way. Be careful not to spill gasoline. Clean gasoline from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See "Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle" in the Index. While refueling, let...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...D Don't smoke while pumping gasoline. NOTICE: If you need a new cap, be sure to get the right type. Your dealer can get one for you. If you get the wrong type, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and your fuel tank and emissions system may be damaged. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. Hood Release CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    yellowblue The hood prop may be hot due to increased engine temperatures under the hood, so be careful when handling it. Use your hood prop sleeve when handling the hood prop. Pull forward on the hood prop to release it from its storage clip. Then put the end of the hood prop into the slot in the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... (+) Terminal C. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir D. E. F. G. Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil Fill Location Engine Oil Dipstick H. I. J. K. Transaxle Fluid Dipstick Brake Master Cylinder Air Cleaner Engine Coolant Reservoir 6-10
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...and close it firmly. Engine Oil United States Canada If the OIL LEVEL light on the instrument panel comes on, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away.... for easy identification. Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes to drain back into the oil pan....
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... NOTICE: Don't add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level gets above the...-hatched area that shows the proper operating range, your engine could be damaged. The engine oil fill cap is located just behind the engine oil dipstick. When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is at or ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    yellowblue What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for ... for you, be sure the oil put into your engine is American Petroleum Institute certified for gasoline engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle, as shown in the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application. Driving under these conditions causes engine oil to break down sooner. If... -- whichever occurs first. easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low temperatures. 6-14
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... months -- whichever occurs first. Driving a vehicle with a fully warmed engine under highway conditions causes engine oil to break down slower. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter What to.... If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... filter is located in the back of the glove box. CAUTION: Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or ... If it isn't there, and the engine backfires, you could be burned. Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. 6-16...
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    yellowblue 1. Pull the tab up and out on the outer access panel. 2. Then squeeze the tab on the left of the inner access panel. 3. The first air filter will pull straight out. To remove the second, reach in and slide it toward the opening. Pull the second...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here... check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and... out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Be sure to...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: D Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). D With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever D...range. Then, position the shift lever in PARK (P). D Let the engine run at idle for three to five ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... fluid labeled DEXRONR-III, because fluid with that label is made especially for your automatic transaxle. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRONR-III is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. 6-20
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... by a thermostat in the engine coolant system. The thermostat stops the flow of coolant through the radiator until... replace your radiator pressure cap, a GM cap is recommended. Engine Coolant The cooling.... If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. 6-21...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... against rust and corrosion. Help keep the proper engine temperature. Let the warning lights and gages work ... than DEX-COOL is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In ...use of coolant other than DEX-COOLR is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. 6-22
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn't ... water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts...reservoir is located on the driver's side of the vehicle, above the engine air cleaner/filter. The vehicle must ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    yellowblue CAUTION: Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow ... the radiator pressure cap -- even a little -- when the engine and radiator are hot. Add coolant mixture at ... be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... Fluid When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a ... in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. How to Check Power Steering Fluid When the engine compartment is cool, wipe the cap ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating ... if it is completely full. Don't use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your windshield washer.... fluid reservoir is located on the passenger's side of the engine compartment, near the fuse and relay ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... brake fluid goes down to an acceptable level during normal brake lining wear. When new linings are put in, the fluid level goes back up. The other reason is that ... linings are worn, then you'll have too much fluid when you get new brake linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...: If you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on the engine. The fluid will burn if the engine is hot enough. You or others could be burned, and your vehicle could be damaged....to "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Index. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. Always ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake ...brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. D NOTICE: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly brake repair. Some driving conditions or climates may cause a brake ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Battery Brake Adjustment Every time ... comes with an ACDelco FreedomR battery. When it's time for a new battery, we recommend an ACDelco... to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more, remove the black, negative (-) cable from the battery...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... the bulb package. Headlamps 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly. See "Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps" later in this section. Jump Starting For jump starting instructions, see "Jump Starting" in the Index. Bulb ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ...headlamp assembly. 4. Unscrew the black retainer ring that holds the bulb assembly in place. 5. Pull the bulb assembly straight up from the lamp housing. 6. Unhook the electrical connector by lifting up the blue tabs and pulling the bulb out. 6-32
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    yellowblue 7. Replace the new bulb through the black retainer ring and into the electrical connector. Push the bulb firmly enough so ... put the bulb assembly back into the lamp housing and tighten the black retainer ring in place. Be careful not to damage the bulb on the headlamp aiming bar. 6-33
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    yellowblue Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps 1. Open the hood. 9. Align the pins on the bottom of... fender. 12. Tighten the bolt connecting the parking/turn signal lamp assembly. Be sure the tab ... assembly. 3. Pull the parking/turn signal lamp assembly away from the vehicle. 4. Unscrew the bulb socket ...
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    yellowblue 5. Replace the bulb by pulling the old one out and gently pushing the new one into the lamp socket. 6. Line up the tabs on the socket with the gaps in the socket holes and screw the bulb socket back into the lamp housing until an ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...the old one out and gently pushing the new one into the lamp socket. 2. Remove the thumb screw attaching the parking/turn signal lamp assembly to the headlamp assembly. 3. Pull the parking/turn signal lamp assembly away from the vehicle. 4. Unscrew the bulb socket from the lamp...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...turn signal lamp assembly until the upper edge is contacting the fender. 9. Fasten the parking/turn signal lamp assembly to the headlamp assembly with the thumb screw removed in ... 5. Replace the bulb(s) by pulling the old one(s) out and gently pushing the new one(s) into the bulb holder socket. 6-37
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...year for wear or cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" in Section 7 of this manual under Part B "Owner ...: 1. Turn the wipers on to the lowest intermittent setting. A. Taillamp Bulb B. Back-Up Lamp Bulb ... changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer's service department. 6-38...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... blade assembly down toward the glass to remove it from the wiper arm. 5. Push the new wiper blade securely on ... clip "click" into place. Tires Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made ... your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Pontiac Warranty booklet for details. 6-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...Certification/Tire label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires ...has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). NOTICE: ... all right. It's not. If your tires don't have enough air (underinflation), ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...wheels. See "When It's Time for New Tires" and "Wheel Replacement" later in this section for more ...Nut Torque" in the Index. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make ...towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    .... D The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage that Buying New Tires can't be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. To find out ... rating and construction type (bias, bias-belted or radial) as your original tires. You need a new tire if any of the ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... driving. If you mix tires of different sizes or types (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have a .... Be sure to use the same size and type tires on all wheels. It's all right to drive with your compact spare, though. It was ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and... tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...you notice your vehicle vibrating when driving on a smooth road, your wheels may need to be rebalanced. Each new wheel should have the same load-carrying capacity, diameter,... to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original equipment ...
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    yellowblue NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper ... It could fail suddenly and cause an accident. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment wheel. 6-46
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... you use anything from a container to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you're cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean your vehicle: Don't use ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...some cleaning tips: Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup,..., follow the multi-purpose interior cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers ... completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner. D D D D Always ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... soap and water to clean the top surfaces of the instrument panel. Sprays containing silicones or waxes may cause annoying... or stained leather should be cleaned Care of Safety Belts and Built-in Child Restraint Harness Keep the safety belts and the built-in child restraint harness clean and dry. 6-...
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    yellowblue CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts or the built-in child restraint harness. If...In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean the safety belts and the child ...glass cleaning powder), GM Part No. 1050011. The windshield is clean if beads do not form when you...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...Before you enter an automatic car wash, if your vehicle is equipped with the optional power sliding door, be sure to have the switch for the power sliding door override feature enabled. See "Power Sliding Door" in the Index. High pressure car washes may cause water to enter ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...of years. You can help to keep the paint finish looking new by keeping your vehicle garaged or covered whenever possible. Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped) ...them because you could damage the surface. Do not use chrome polish on any wheels other than chrome-plated wheels....
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ...shaped discolorations, and small irregular dark spots etched into the paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Pontiac will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within 12 months or 12,...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ..., rubber and vinyl Cleans carpets, seats, interior trim, door panels and floor mats Spray on and rinse ...blemishes and swirl marks * For exterior use only. ** Not recommended for use on instrument panels. t Protectant t Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner 1052929 16 oz. (0.473 L) Wheel Cleaner 1052930 8...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on the inside of the access panel located... VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title ... The 8th character in your VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ..., see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in the Index. Windshield Wipers The windshield wiper motor is protected by ... heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, be sure to get it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... Be sure you replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse...fuse block is located to the right of the glove box. Pull the door open to access the instrument panel fuse block. 6-57
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...Switch and Release Switch Interior Lamps and Multifunction Switch (Power Vent Switch) Windshield Wiper/Washer Motor and Switch PASS-Key III System ...PWR WDO Front Power Windows PWR SEAT/PSD 6-Way Power Seat(s) and Rear Side Door Actuator Motor FRT HVAC/HI Blower Motor ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ..., Electronic Brake Control Indicator Lamp Driver Module, Instrument Panel Cluster, Rear Side Door Actuator Control Module, Rear Window Wiper/Washer and Multifunction Switch (... Switch RR WPR WSHR Rear Window Wiper Motor, Rear Window Wiper/Washer and Multifunction Switch (Rear ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...Window Defogger Relay Body Control Module (BCM) Not Used Not Used IGN MAIN Relay and PCM Underhood Fuse and Relay Center ABS ... PRGRM RH HEADLP LOW RH HEADLP HIGH PCM This fuse and relay center is located in the engine compartment, in front of the windshield washer fluid reservoir. The fuses marked ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...MAIN 1 Usage Ignition Switch to Fuses (Instrument Panel): ABS/TCS IGN, CRUISE, DRL..., SIR, T/SIG and PCM [IGN MAIN Relay (Underhood Electrical Center Fuses... Fuses (Instrument Panel): ABS MOD BATT, CIGAR/DLC, CTSY LAMP, FRT... BLWR, and HEADLAMP Fuses (Instrument Panel): HAZARD and STOPLAMP Circuit Breaker...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...2 Usage A/C Clutch Fuel Pump Not Used Horn LH Fog Lamp, RH Fog Lamp,...Usage Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Canister Purge Valve, Heated Oxygen Sensors 1 and 2, Mass Air Flow ...Door Actuator Control Motor, Remote Control Door Lock Receiver (RCDLR), Security Indicator Lamp and Theft-Deterrent Shock Sensor ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...) Stoplamp Switch to PCM Fuel Pump Relay Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Not Used Fog Lamp Relay Horn Relay Daytime ..., Headlamps and Instrument Panel Dimmer Switch Theft-Deterrent Relay to Headlamps Not Used Not... Headlamps ...9004-HBI Front Turn Signal/ Parking Lamps ...3157 NA or 3157 NAK Front...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ...gallons (75.0 L) Optional/Extended ...24.3 gallons (92.0 L) Refrigerant, Air Conditioning* ...See Refrigerant ..., be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual. Air Conditioning Refrigerants Not all... Wiper Blade Length ...16.0 inches (40.6 cm) Type ...Sheperd's Hook Engine...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    yellowblue Vehicle Dimensions - Regular Wheel Base Length ...187.3 inches (475.8 cm) Width ...72.7 inches (184.7 cm... Front Tread Width ...61.5 inches (156.2 cm) Rear Tread Width ...63.3 inches (160.8 cm) Vehicle Dimensions - Extended Wheel Base Length ...201.3 inches (511.4 cm) Width ...72.7 inches...
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    yellowblue  NOTES 6-66
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    .... Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-8 7-22 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Short Trip/City ... 7-35 7-37 Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part D: ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner...to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are ...and have the necessary equipment, you should let your dealer's service department or another qualified service ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...Periodic Maintenance Inspections” explains important inspections that your dealer’s service department or another qualified ..., you will probably want to get the service information. See “Service and Owner Publicationsମ. explains what you can easily do to help keep your vehicle in good condition....
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to ... vehicle in good condition, see your dealer. This part tells you the maintenance services you should ..., you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... Service (severe conditions only). Every 60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection. Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection (or every 60 months, ... operate your vehicle under any of these conditions is that these conditions cause engine oil to break down sooner. 7-5
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...(166 000 km): Spark Plug Wire Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Automatic Transaxle Service (normal conditions). Every 150,000 .... Use the Short Trip/City schedule for these conditions. Driving a vehicle with a fully warmed engine under highway conditions causes engine oil to break down slower. 7-6
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...000 Miles (83 000 km): Automatic Transaxle Service (severe conditions only). Every 60,000 Miles (100 000 km): Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection. Fuel Tank, Cap and Lines Inspection (or every 60 months, whichever occurs first). Long Trip...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... Board has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the ... useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...Maintenance 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... occurs first). j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...9,000 Miles (15 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. ... km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ...Miles (35 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter ...first). j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission... km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 27,000 Miles (45 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... Maintenance j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...000 Miles (55 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or... first). j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... 39,000 Miles (65 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ...Miles (85 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter ...first). j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission... km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 57,000 Miles (95 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Replace passenger compartment air filter. j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Inspect fuel tank, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... Maintenance j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...000 Miles (115 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (... first). j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...
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    ... An Emission Control Service. j Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace ... 000 km) j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...000 Miles (135 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... Maintenance j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...000 Miles (145 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (... first). j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...93,000 Miles (155 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ... occurs first). j Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service....,000 Miles (165 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter (or ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... Scheduled Maintenance j Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter ... occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... Board has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the ... useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. 7-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ... information. (See footnote +.) j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. 30,000 Miles (...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...€ in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Inspect fuel tank, cap...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...compartment air filter. j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "...j Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... Scheduled Maintenance j Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter ... occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the ... level and add the proper oil if necessary. See "Engine Oil" in the Index for further details. Engine ... DEX-COOLR coolant mixture if necessary. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for further details. 7-30
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. At Least Once ...lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all body door hinges, including the liftgate. ..., including those for the hood, sliding door track, power sliding door cable, rear compartment, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ..., and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should work only in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If the...engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... in LOCK. Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. With the engine running, shift to PARK (P)....
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... Proper procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Engine Cooling System Inspection... and clamps; replace as needed. Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. To help ensure proper ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    .... See "Engine Coolant" in the Index. USAGE Hydraulic Brake System Windshield Washer Solvent Parking Brake ...Category LB or GC-LB. GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884 - 1 pint, 1050017... DEXRONR-III Automatic Transmission Fluid. Engine Coolant Power Steering System Automatic Transaxle Key...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ...Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). USAGE Rear Folding Seat, Fuel Door Hinge, Liftgate Hinges, Power Sliding Door Cable Sliding Door Track FLUID/...LB or GC-LB. Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579 or equivalent). Weatherstrip Conditioning 7-36
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    yellowblue Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the... owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them. Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-37
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-38
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-39
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-40
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ...Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Pontiac if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. 8-2 8-3 8-3 8-5 8-5 8-7 8-8 8-9 Pontiac Cares What Makes Up Pontiac ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ...and elements are designed to make you realize that Pontiac recognizes you as a valuable customer, appreciates ... care of the most important person ...YOU! PONTIAC CARES is: A valuable feature that comes with every ... safety, security, comfort and convenience. With PONTIAC CARES, you are never more than...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    yellowblue What Makes Up Pontiac Cares? D A 3 year/36,000 mile (60 000 km) Bumper to Bumper... an enjoyable one and are discussed in greater detail in your owner's manual. Pontiac is focusing on the changing needs of our customers and is committed to giving you an exceptional level of customer care ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your ... by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-...making sure you are completely satisfied with your new vehicle. However, if you continue...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment available at its Customer ...-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices Pontiac encourages customers to call the toll-free ... for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Pontiac, the letter should be addressed to Pontiac's Customer ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 1-800-263-3777...-0122 Bermuda, Barbados, Antigua & B.V.I. If toll free service is not available in the Caribbean, call Puerto Rico 1-... Communication Centre 169-007 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Telephone: 905...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... or call the GM Mobility Assistance Center at 1-800-323-9935. Text telephone (TTY) users, call 1-800-833-9935. GM of Canada also has a Mobility Program. Call 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483) for details. When calling from outside Canada, please dial 1-905-644-3063. All TTY users call 1-800-263-3830. 8-7
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    yellowblue Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program Assistance program. This value-added service is intended ...tow your vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer. We will provide the following services for 3 years/36... (1-800-762-3743) As the proud owner of a new Pontiac vehicle, you are automatically enrolled...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... additional services depending on your needs: D Hotels D Glass replacement D Tire repair facilities ... information to give the advisor: Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver...€™re only a phone call away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance -- 1-800-ROADSIDE or 1-800...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    yellowblue Courtesy Transportation Pontiac has always exemplified quality and value in its offering ...wait. However, if you are unable to wait Pontiac helps minimize your inconvenience by providing... into the service department immediately and is still operative, you are encouraged to drive the vehicle...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    .... Canadian Vehicles: For warranty repairs during the Complete Vehicle Coverage period of the General Motors of Canada New Vehicle Limited Warranty, alternative transportation ...-to-Bumper warranty coverage period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying General Motors. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open ...and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... at 1-800-PM-CARES (762-2737), or write: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 436008 Pontiac, MI 48343-6008 In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (... Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Ordering Service and Owner Publications in...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... it in with your check, money order, or credit card information to Helm, Incorporated (address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 1999 PONTIAC SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 1999 1999 1999 1999 QTY. PRICE EACH* $... FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's Manual... BOX NUMBERS) (CITY) DAYTIME TELEPHONE NO. (STATE) (ZIP CODE) ( ) P A Y M E N T Check or Money Order payable ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    yellowblue  NOTES 8-16
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ...Index A ccessory Inflator System ...2-81 Accessory Power Outlets ...2-83 Adding Equipment to the Outside .../Filter ...6-15 Air Conditioning ...3-3 Air Conditioning Refrigerants ...6-64 Air Inflator ...2-81 ... Fluid ...6-18 ...6-30 Jump Starting ...5-3 Warnings ...5-3, 5-6 Battery Saver ...2-67 BBB Auto...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ...-Lock ...4-7 Braking ...4-6 Braking in Emergencies ...4-11 Break-In, New Vehicle ...2-37 BTSI ...2-50 BTSI Check ......1-18 Bulb Replacement ...6-31 anada, Ordering Service and Owner Publications ...8-13 Canadian ... Monoxide ...2-52, 4-28, 4-36 Cassette Deck Service ...7-30 Tape Player ...3-11, 3-14 Tape...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... ...6-51 Special Problems ...6-48 Stains ...6-48 Tires ...6-53 Vinyl ...6-49 Wheels ...6-52 Windshield......6-21 Adding ...6-24 Checking ...6-23 Heater, Engine ...2-41 Recovery Tank ...5-14 What to Use ... Running Lamps (DRL) ...2-62 Dead Battery ...5-3 Defects, Reporting Safety ...8-12 Defensive Driving ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... ...5-10 Overheating ...5-9 Running While Parked ...2-52 Specifications ...6-64 Starting Your ...2-40 Engine Oil ...2-98, 6-11 Additives ...6-14 Checking ... Care ...6-52 Damage ...6-53 F Electrical System ...Electronic Level Control ...Engine ...Air Cleaner/Filter ...Coolant ......
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ...Front Sidemarker Lamp Bulb Replacement ...6-36 Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamp Bulb Replacement ...6-34 Fuel ...6-3 Filling Your ...100 In Foreign Countries ...6-5 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...6-57 Engine Coolant Temperature ...2-94 Fuel ...2-100 Speedometer ...2-87 Garage Door Opener Compartment ...2-...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ..., 4-7 Brake System Warning ...2-90, 6-28 Charging System Indicator ...2-90 Check Engine ...2-95 Door Ajar ...2-99 Engine Temperature Warning ...2-94 Low ...98 PASS-KeyR III Security ...2-99 Power Sliding Door Light ...2-99 Safety Belt Reminder ...1-23, 2-89 Service Engine Soon ...2-95 Traction Control ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... ...7-31 Door ...2-4 Ignition Transaxle Check ...7-33 Key Lock Cylinder Service ...7-31 Last Door Closed Locking ...2-6 Lockout Deterrent ...2-7 Power Door ...2-5 Sliding Door ...2-24 Sliding Door Child Security ...2-29 Sliding Door Delayed Locking ...2-6 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...56 Remote Control Mirrors ...2-67 Seat ...1-3 Steering ...4-11 Windows ...2-53 Power Sliding Door Light ...2-99 Power Steering Fluid ... of Safety Belts ...1-36 Pretensioners, Safety Belts ...1-46 Problems on the Road ...5-1 Publications, Service and Owner ...8-14 adiator ...5-17 Radiator Pressure Cap ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... ...4-29 Refrigerants, Air Conditioning ...6-64 Remote Compact Disc Player ...3-25 Remote Operation of the Power Sliding Door ...2-9 Removing Bucket Seats ...1-16 Split Bench ...11 Reporting Safety Defects ...8-12 Resetting the Power Sliding Door ...2-30 Restraints Checking ...1-88 Head ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... Seat Controls ...1-2, 1-6 Second Row Safety Belt Stowage ...1-7 Securing a Child Restraint ...1-76 SECOND (2) Gear ...2-45 Service ...6-2 Bulletins, Ordering ...8-14 Engine Soon Light ...2-95 Manuals, Ordering ...8-14 Parts Identification Label ...6-56 ...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ...Replacement ...6-46 Wear Indicators ...6-42 Wheel Replacement ...6-45 When It's Time for New ...6-42 Top Strap ...1-75 Torque Lock ...2-50 Torque, Wheel Nut ...5-......4-36 Driving on Grades ...4-38 Driving with ...4-36 Hitches ...4-35 Maintenance When Towing ...4-39 Parking on Hills ...4-39...
  • 1999 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... ...6-45 Used Replacement ...6-46 Wrench ...5-23 Windows ...2-53 Power ...2-53 Power Rear Quarter ...2-54 Side Latches ...2-54 Windshield ...38 Fuses ...6-56 Winter Driving ...4-25 Wiper Blade Check ...7-31 Wiper Blades, Cleaning ...6-50 Wiring, Headlamp ...6-56 Wrench, Wheel ...5-23 W U Vehicle 9-...



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