2000 Pontiac Montana Owner's Manual

2000 Pontiac Montana Manual

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  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 1
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    Bumper-to-Bumper 3-years/36,000 miles (60 000 km) Limited Warranty Every 2000 Montana under warranty is backed with the following services: 1-800-762-3743 ( For vehicles purchased in Canada, call 1-800-268-6800) that provides in an emergency: Courtesy ...
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    2000 Pontiac Montana Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 10423671 A First Edition © Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999 All Rights Reserved i
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    ...Entry System (Option) Automatic Transaxle Parking Brake Windows Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Windshield Wipers Cruise Control (Option) Interior and Exterior Lamps Mirrors Storage Compartments ... System (If Equipped) Instrument Panel, Warning Lights and Gages Driver Information Center (...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... Tips for Various Road Conditions Recreational Vehicle Towing Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer Problems on the Road Section 5 Hazard Warning Flashers Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating Changing a Flat Tire If ...
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    Table of Contents (cont'd) Service and Appearance Care Section 6 Fuel Checking Fluids and Lubricants GM Oil Life System™ Engine Air Cleaner/... Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Maintenance Schedule Section 7 Scheduled Maintenance Owners Checks and Services Periodic Maintenance ...
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    ... and Courtesy Transportation Warranty Information Reporting Safety Defects on page 8-12 Service Publications Index Section 9 In the Index you will find an alphabetical ...use it to quickly find something you want to read. Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Service Station Guide v
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    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 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do ...will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words work together ...
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    ... the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE. viii
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... BY SHIELDING CAUSTIC BATTERY ACID COULD CAUSE BURNS AVOID SPARKS OR FLAMES SPARK OR FLAME COULD EXPLODE BATTERY These symbols are important ... WARNING FLASHER POWER WINDOW DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER COOLANT SPEAKER ENGINE OIL PRESSURE VENTILATING FAN FUEL AIR BAG FOG LAMPS ...
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    Service Station Guide Battery See Section 6 Windshield Washer Fluid See Section 6 Tire Pressure ... the Hood See Section 6 Spare Tire Pressure See Section 5 Engine Oil Dipstick See Section 6 Oil Viscosity Engine Oil See Section 6 Secondary Hood Release See Section 6 Cooling System See Section 5...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... Safety Belts Properly Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Safety Belt Pretensioners Rear ... 1-90 1-90 1-91 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Center Passenger Position (...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... fold and unfold them. Driver's 4-Way Manual Seat To raise the seat, pull up on the lever located on the front right side of the seat. To lower the seat, push the lever down. CAUTION: Use the lever located on the front left side of the seat to adjust the seat forward...
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    Manual Front Passenger Seats To move the seat, pull up the lever located on the front of ...€™s and passenger’s seats: Front Control (A): Raise the front of the seat by holding the switch up. Hold the switch down to lower the front of the seat. Center Control (B): Move the seat forward or rearward by...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    Heated Front Seats (Option) The heated seat switch is located in the instrument panel switchbank. Reclining Front Seatbacks All front seats recline... to turn the heater on. The indicator light on the switch will glow. Press the bottom of the switch to turn the heater off. The heated seat switch will ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... belts can't do their job when you're reclined like this. The shoulder belt can't do its job because it won't be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can't do its job either. In a crash the ...
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    ... Seat Controls The rear seats in your vehicle have levers and straps used to adjust, remove and reinstall the seats. By using the levers and straps... 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. 1-6
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    ... against the Velcro patch to secure it in place. 3. Use the clip on the safety belt to secure the belt ... the sleeve away from the Velcro patch and use the safety belt as usual. The sleeve should ... of the seat or lifting up on the lever located on the front of the seatback. If the seat adjusts, slide ...
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    ... 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. Use the lever to raise or lower the seatback to the desired position. When raising or reclining...
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    ... and slide the seat forward to allow for extra storage behind the seat, or slide the seat back to allow extra room for passengers. Release the lever. Push and pull on the seat to be sure it is locked into place. One is located below the center, in the front of each section of the split bench. 1-9
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    Removing the Split Bench Seat Make sure the seatback is in the upright position. 1. For the second row split bench, with the seatback in the upright position, unhook the side attachment for the safety belt. This mini-buckle is located on the right side of the seat. 2. Push the red center of the ...
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    ... of the 40/60 split bench uses the A and B sets of floor cups. 6. To unlatch the front latches, squeeze the angled latch release bar toward the ...cups. D The right section of the 50/50 split bench uses the See "Seat Controls" in the beginning of this section for more details. ...
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    .... 2. Make sure the bench seat is angled so that the front hooks clear the floor pins. If the front legs are not attached correctly, the rear legs will not attach to the rear set of floor... the angled bar toward the solid crossbar while placing the front hooks of the bench seat onto the front...
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    ...installing it. 5. Lift the seatback recliner lever or pull the nylon strap on the back of the seat and raise the seatback until it locks upright. If the front latches are not attaching correctly, check that the seat is in the full rear position. 3. Firmly push the rear hooks onto the rear floor pins...
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    7. Attach the mini-buckle so that the safety belt is ready for use when a passenger uses the seat. The buckle reattaches by pushing the latch into the ... seat can be either folded down or reclined. The following explains how to use either the nylon strap or the lever to fold or recline the seatback. ...
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    ... 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 ... push and pull on the seatback to check that it is locked upright. One is located below the center, in front of the bucket seat. 1-15
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    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 forward. 2. ...
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    ...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 toward the straight crossbar. 5. Remove the seat by rocking it slightly toward...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ...squeeze the angled bar toward the solid crossbar while placing the front hooks of the bucket seat onto the front ... 2. Make sure the bucket seat is angled so that the front hooks clear the floor pins. If the front legs are not attached correctly, the rear legs will not attach to the rear set of floor...
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    ... locked down. 5. Lift the seatback recliner lever or pull the nylon strap on the back of the seat and raise the seatback until it locks upright. If the front latches are not attaching correctly, check that the seat is in the full rear position. 3. Firmly push the rear hooks onto the rear floor pins ...
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    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 located on the inboard side of the seat. The seatbacks on the second row captain chairs ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    Removing the Captain's Chairs 1. Pull the nylon strap behind the chair to release the rear hooks from the floor pins. 2. The seat can then be lifted off the front floor pins and removed from the vehicle. 1-21
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ...A and C sets of floor pins. The right chair goes in the D and F sets of floor pins. 2. Push the rear of the seat down to lock the rear latches onto the rear set of floor pins. 3. Push and pull on the seat to be sure it is properly attached. 1. Hook the front latches over the front floor pins. 1-22
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ...injured. Be sure to lock the seat into place properly when installing it. Safety Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. (See "Safety Belt Reminder Light" in the Index.) In...
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    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-25
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    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-26
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    or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. 1-27
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    .... But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That's true not...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for everyone's ... know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We'll start with the driver position. Driver Position This part describes the driver's restraint system....
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    ...belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the... as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on... go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ..., push down on the button and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it down without pushing the button down to make sure it has locked into position. ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across ...
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    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don't wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...safety belts effective is wearing them properly. Right Front Passenger Position To learn how to wear the right front ... see "Driver Position" earlier in this section. The right front passenger's safety belt works the same way... happens, just let the belt go back all the way and start again. 1-38
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    ... and another side impact air bag for the right front passenger. Frontal air bags are designed to .... Frontal air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to work only in moderate to ... impact air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to inflate only in moderate to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... as far back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Front occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. CAUTION... a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children." 1-40
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    There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows an air bag symbol. How the Air Bag ...the air bags? The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the Index for more...
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    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 of the passengerମ.
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    ...an air bag inflate? The driver's and right front passenger's frontal air bags are designed to... threshold level will be higher. The driver's and right front passenger's frontal air bags are not designed... side of the vehicle that is struck. In any particular crash, no one can say whether an air ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...steering wheel, instrument panel and the side of the front seatbacks closest to the door. How does an air...€™s air bag, the instrument panel for the right front passenger’s bag, the side of the seatback closest... right front passenger’s side impact air bags -- will be hot for a short time. The parts...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...work properly. See your dealer for service. NOTICE: If you damage the covering for the driver's or the right front passenger's air bag, ...you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... Air bags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag systems in several places ... 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...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... you very quickly. If this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to wear one properly. 1-47
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    Second Row Outside Passenger Positions Third Row Outside Passenger Positions If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. 1-48
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    ... it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long... if you ever had to. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and... the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt... of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The safety belt locks if thereମ.
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    ... small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide pulls the belt away from the neck and head. ... child restraints and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: To unlatch the belt, ...
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    1. Remove the guide from its storage clip on the side of the seatback. 2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 1-51
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    ... the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. 4. Buckle, position and ... belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out from the guides. Slide the guide onto the storage clip. 1-52
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    ... (Bench Seat) Lap Belt If your vehicle has a third row rear bench seat, someone can sit in the center position. When you sit in the center position of the bench seat, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. 1-53
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...) Lap Belt To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on ...
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    ... stops before it reaches the buckle, let it go back all the way and start again. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. 3. ... the retractor to tighten it. 4. Position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state... bucket seat should, and should not, be used. See "Seats" in the Index. If the CENTER OR... side of the vehicle, the person sitting there should use the lap-shoulder belt. See "Rear ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... and babies should always be restrained in a child or infant restraint. The instructions for the restraint will say whether it is the right type and size for ... a child or infant restraint. Infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary because an infant's...
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    CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby in an infant restraint. CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't...
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    Built-in Child Restraint (Option) 60/40 Bench Seat Bucket Seat If your vehicle has this option in a bucket seat, each bucket seat that has the built-in child restraint fits in only one location in your vehicle. To find out where a bucket seat that has a built-in child restraint must be located in ...
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    ...gives the infant's head, neck and body the support they would need in a crash. See ...point child restraint harness system shouldn't use this child restraint. Instead, the child should ...TOP OF THE CHILD'S SHOULDERS IS ABOVE THE SLOTS, DON'T USE THIS CHILD RESTRAINT WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION...
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    ... 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
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    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
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    ... seat and use the vehicle's adult safety belts. WARNING! FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS ON THE USE OF THIS CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CAN RESULT IN YOUR CHILD STRIKING THE VEHICLE'S INTERIOR DURING A SUDDEN STOP OR CRASH. ...
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    ...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
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    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. Make sure the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... Adjust the position of the harness on the child's shoulder by moving the clip up or down along the harness. On each side of the harness, the shoulder part should be centered on the child's shoulder. The harness should be away from the child's face and neck, but not falling from the child's ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    Removing the Child from the Built-In Child Restraint 2. Unlatch the harness by pushing the button on the buckle. 1. Unfasten the shoulder harness clip. 3. Move one side of the harness off the child's shoulder. 4. Move the other side of the harness off the child's shoulder. 5. Remove the child ...
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    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 latch plates and...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... vehicle, your built-in child restraint needs to be periodically checked and may need to have parts replaced after a crash. See "Checking Your Restraint Systems" and "Replacing Seat and Restraint System Parts After a Crash" in the Index. 1-69
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...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 made for use in a motor vehicle. It's an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... 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
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    ... are designed to help protect children who are from 20 to 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years of age. One type, a convertible restraint, is designed to be used either as a rear-facing infant seat or a forward-facing child seat. 1-72
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt ...you how to do that. Both the owner's manual and the child restraint instructions are important, so if ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We at General Motors therefore ... any child restraint in your vehicle -- even when no child is in it. Top Strap CAUTION: A child in a... can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger's air bag inflates. This is because ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...only be used in the second or third row. Don't use a child restraint with a top strap in the right front passenger's position or in the center position of a third row seat, because there's no place to anchor the top strap. An anchor bar for a top strap is located ...
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    ... in a Rear Outside Seat Position You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when ...
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    Second Row Outside Passenger Position Third Row Outside Passenger Positions 3. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 1-77
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    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. Some vehicles have a child restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor. You can tell if your vehicle has this feature by pulling the shoulder ...
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    ...you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the ... push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint you may find ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...in the Center Seat Position (Third Row Bench Seat) You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...the belt, pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... in the Center Seat Position (Bucket Seat) You'll be using the lap belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... it back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat. You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap... child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a front passenger air bag, always move...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    4. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 5. 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-...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    6. Some vehicles have a child restraint locking feature on the shoulder belt retractor. You can tell if your vehicle has this feature by pulling the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor. Then, let the belt go back a few inches, and try to pull the belt out again. If you can't pull the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...on the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as ... the child restraint. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as... you have the choice, a child should sit next to a window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder ...
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    ... are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly. CAUTION: Never do this. Here two children are...the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. D Children who aren't buckled up can ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt isn't...forces. If a belt is torn or frayed, get a new one right away. If your ...If a harness strap is torn or frayed, get a new harness right away. Also look ...then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles,...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... crash, do you need new safety belts or built-in child restraint parts? After a very minor collision,... and right front passenger's safety belt buckle assembly. Be sure to do so. Then the new buckle assembly ..., built-in child restraint or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... Door (Option) Liftgate Theft Content Theft-Deterrent (Option) PASS-KeyR III New Vehicle "Break-In" Ignition Positions Starting Your Engine Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) Automatic Transaxle Operation Parking Brake Shifting Into ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-2
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    The master key can be used for the ignition as well as all door locks, the liftgate lock and ... compartments. NOTICE: Your vehicle has a number of new features that can help prevent theft. ... obtain the correct key code. In an emergency, call Pontiac Roadside Assistance at 1-800-ROADSIDE or 1-800-762-...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ...your vehicle has this option). To unlock either front door from the outside with the key, insert the key ...front of the vehicle. You can lock either front door from the outside with your key by inserting... of the vehicle. To lock either front door from the inside, push the manual locking lever forward...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... the front of the power door lock switch (on either front door) to unlock all doors and the ... the inside by pressing the rear of the power lock switch on either front door. If your vehicle is ... Simply squeeze the handle above the license plate. This is also true if you use the optional remote keyless ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...first time you attempt to lock the doors using the power lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter... can lock the doors immediately by using the power door lock switch or the remote keyless entry ... doors at any time, either manually or with the power door lock switches. Sliding Door Delayed ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... the ignition, a chime will sound and you will not be able to use your power door lock switch to lock the vehicle. If you don't leave the keys in the ignition or if you use the manual door lock, you could still lock your keys in your vehicle. Always remember ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... the left or right, hold the transmitter higher, and try again. resynchronization is necessary. See the instructions that follow. qualified technician for service. D If you're still having trouble, see your dealer or a 2-8
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... keyless entry transmitter will have this feature. When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to lock ..., see "Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices" in the Index. Remote Unlock Confirmation (..., see "Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices" in the Index. Remote Alarm (If ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... door override switch on the overhead console is turned off. Battery Replacement Under normal use, ... matched. Once your dealer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your... to another vehicle. NOTICE: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...on resynchronizing your remote transmitter. Switchbanks There are two sets of switchbanks located in the front of the vehicle. The switches will vary with the options that are on your vehicle. It is useful to become familiar with them since they are used...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... the interior lamps override, power sliding door override, power sliding door and power rear quarter windows. If your vehicle does not have some ... the rear fan knob, rear window wiper/washer, fog lamps, traction control and heated seats. If your vehicle does not have some ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices Your vehicle's locks and lighting systems can be programmed with several different features. The features you can program depend on the options that came with your vehicle. The following chart shows the features that can be programmed. To determine ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... 25 seconds after all the doors and the liftgate are closed. With exit lighting, the interior lamps will come on and stay on for about 25 ... closed, or until you lock the doors.) Mode 3: Exit Lighting Only (The interior lamps will come on whenever you remove the key from the ignition and stay on for ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    Vehicles are delivered programmed in Mode 4. To change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Turn the interior lamps control all the way clockwise and then back slightly counterclockwise. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    .... Vehicles are delivered programmed in Mode 3. To change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press ... leave the driver's door open, you won't be able to lock the doors using the power door lock switch. D When you press LOCK on the power ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...(If the power door lock switch or remote keyless entry transmitter (if equipped) is used to lock the vehicle while any door or the ... Vehicles are delivered programmed in Mode 4. To change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... Vehicles are delivered programmed in Mode 2. To change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press ...set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... the command has been received. D When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to unlock ... Flash and Horn Sound D When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter Mode ... programmed in Mode 4. To change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ...is now set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. ... your vehicle. The shock sensors sensitivity can be adjusted, by your Pontiac dealer, if more or less sensitivity is desired. To customize ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... are delivered programmed in Mode 4. To change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. ... the system when you lock the doors using either power door lock switch while any door or the liftgate is open and the key is removed from the ignition. key ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... entry transmitter. While this mode provides increased security, it can be a problem if your remote keyless entry transmitter is damaged, ...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 your vehicle is equipped ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Vehicles are delivered programmed in Mode 1. To change the mode: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Insert ... set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions next in this section or program the next feature available on your...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    Sliding Door Lock CAUTION: If your vehicle is facing downward on a steep grade (15 percent or more), the door may not stay open and could slam shut, possibly injuring someone. To make sure the door does not slam shut, be sure to hold it open until everyone is clear of the door, and only then allow...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... the power sliding door override switch. Lock the sliding door from inside the vehicle by moving the manual locking lever down. Unlock it by moving the lever up...delay feature. See "Power Door Locks" or "Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices" in the Index. 2-25
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...is turned off, you will not be able to open the door using the switch located on the overhead console switchbank, the wall-mounted switch in front of the passenger's sliding door or the remote keyless entry transmitter. One switch is located in the...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    The other switch is mounted on the wall, just in front of the passenger's side sliding door. If the power sliding door is open or in ... door is not completely closed. CAUTION: The power sliding door override switch will also stop the door immediately, while the door is opening or ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... before closing the door. If you want to open the power sliding door when the switch is turned on, pull the inside or outside handle and let go. The door ...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...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... power door system. If you want to close the power sliding door when the switch is turned on, pull the inside or outside handle or the edge of the ... will close completely and latch for you. To close the power sliding door when the switch is turned off, pull the inside or outside handle and slide the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... is located on the inside of the sliding door, on the front edge of the door. To access the lever, open the sliding door. Use the security lock label on the edge of the door as a guide. This lock is on both doors if your vehicle is equipped with dual sliding doors....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Resetting the Power Sliding Door The power sliding door may operate incorrectly or not ... not operate correctly, see your dealer for service. D A low voltage or dead battery, D disconnecting ...conditions occur, the power sliding door will need to be reset. To do this, follow the directions listed here....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... and the liftgate: D Make sure all other windows are shut. D Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed with ... panel, open them all the way. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. NOTICE: Be sure there are no overhead obstructions, such as a garage door, before you open the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... hear a reminding you to remove your key from the ignition and take it with you. Always do ... steering wheel will be locked, and so will your ignition and transaxle. Also remember to lock ... drive with the liftgate open, even slightly. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. A message in your instrument ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to keep your valuables out of sight. ..., take 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 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... enter the vehicle (without using the remote keyless entry transmitter or a key), breaks a window, tries ...lock the doors, if the key is not in the ignition. The security light will turn on to let you know ...system will arm when you use your key to lock the doors. The security light will turn on to let ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... will stop flashing to let you know the system is no longer armed. If you are still having ...Locks and Lighting Choices" in the Index for more information. See your dealer or qualified technician for service. Disarming... stop flashing to let you know the system is no longer armed. If you would like ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... work and fuel will stop being delivered to the engine. Anyone using a trial-and-error method to start the vehicle ...). If the engine still does not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If ... who can service PASS-Key III to get a new key blank that is a cut exactly as the ignition key ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    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 ...key, see your dealer or a locksmith who can service PASS-Key III to have a new key made. New ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...hard. But turn the key only with your hand. Using a tool to force it could break the key or the ignition switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. OFF (C): This position unlocks the steering wheel, ignition and transaxle, but does not send electrical...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... power accessories, and to 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. If the engine is not ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... key in START. If it doesn't start in three seconds (or starts but then stops), push the accelerator pedal about one-quarter of the way down for 12 more seconds, or until it starts. 3. If your engine still won't start (or starts but then stops), ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the ... hours prior to starting your vehicle. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... different positions for your shift lever. PARK (P): This gear position locks your front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily. Ensure the shift lever is fully in ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... In this position, your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL .... Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...(3): This position is also used for normal driving, but it offers more power and lower fuel economy than ... damaged. So, if this happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when... you more power, but lower fuel economy. You can use SECOND (2) on hills. It can help ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... you can damage your engine. FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep hills, or in... be damaged. So, if this happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when you ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... them, and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle. If you are towing a trailer and are parking on any hill, see "... in the Index. That section shows what to do first to keep the trailer from moving. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See "Brake System ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... injured. To be sure your vehicle won't move, even when you're on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you're pulling a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly ... If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK ... Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P), when the ignition is in RUN. As you step on the brake pedal, while in ... 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. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... Burn Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which...coming into your vehicle: D Drive it only with all the windows down to blow out any CO; and... could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, dry grass ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... pulling a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous ... into your vehicle (see the earlier Caution under "Engine Exhaust"). Also, idling in a closed-in place can let deadly carbon monoxide (CO) into your ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    Windows Manual Windows Use the manual crank to open and close the front windows. Power Windows (Option) If you have power windows, the switches on the driver's door armrest control the front windows (when the ignition is in RUN, ACCESSORY or when retained accessory ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    .... Power Rear Quarter Windows (If Equipped) This button, located in the overhead console switchbank, is used for opening and closing the power rear quarter windows. To close, pull... accessory power (RAP) is active, to use the power rear quarter windows. See "Retained Accessory Power"...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... of the steering column includes your: Move the steering wheel to a comfortable level, then release the lever to lock the wheel in place. D D D D D Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer Windshield Wiper and Washer Control Cruise Control (Option) Flash-to-Pass 2-55
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... "Fuses and Circuit Breakers" in the Index). If you have a trailer towing option with added wiring for the ... a turn signal bulb is burned out. Check the front and rear turn signal lamps regularly to ..., just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...way toward you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel cluster will also ...short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band ..., pull the lever toward you to momentarily switch on the high beams (to signal that you are going ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... speed you had selected earlier. Rear Window Washer/Wiper The rear window wiper switch is located in the instrument panel switchbank. CAUTION: In freezing weather, don't use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid can form ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... times. There is only on washer fluid reservoir for the front and rear windshield wipers. See "Windshield Washer Fluid" in the Index. To wash the rear window when the rear wiper is already on, push on the top ...Index.) When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may turn the cruise ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...: If you leave your cruise control switch on when you're not using cruise, you might hit a button and go into cruise when ... and even lose control. Keep the cruise control switch off until you want to use cruise control. 3. Push in the SET button at the end of the lever ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... the cruise control. But you don't need to reset it. Once you're going about 25 mph (... to go faster, don't hold the switch at R/A. Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ... the lower speed you want, then release it. D Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. Push ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. Ending Cruise Control...are two ways to turn off the cruise control: Exterior Lamps D Step lightly on the brake pedal, or D move the cruise switch to OFF. Erasing Cruise Speed Memory When ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... will make your front parking and turn signal lamps come on in daylight when: D The ignition is on, D the headlamp switch is off, ...any time you need to. To idle your vehicle with the DRL, set the parking brake while the ignition is in OFF or LOCK. Then start the vehicle. The DRL will stay off until ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... go off when you switch to high beams. Using your high beams in fog is not recommended. Interior Lamps Instrument Panel ... to turn them off. The indicator light will glow when the fog lamps are on. Push the ribbed part of the switch to turn them off. The indicator light will go off. Your parking ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... door using your key or the remote keyless entry transmitter (if equipped) and the ignition ... Lock all the doors using the key, D press LOCK on the power door lock switch, or D press ...Delayed Illumination" next in this section. To turn the exit lighting feature off or on, see "Multifunction Alarm ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... lighting, the interior lamps will come on for about 25 seconds whenever you remove the key from the ignition... Lighting Choices" in the Index. D Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY, D lock all doors using... transmitter (if equipped), or switch or the key. D lock all the doors using the power door...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    Front Reading Lamps Rear Reading Lamps There are two reading lamps in the third row headliner... your vehicle and has two buttons of its own to manually turn on and off the lamps. It will go on each...time you open the doors, unless you turn on the interior lamps override feature. There are two reading ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    Cargo Lamp The cargo lamp is located in the rear of your vehicle, above the liftgate opening, and has no switch of its own. It will go on each time you open the .... Mirrors Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror To reduce glare from lights behind you, pull the lever toward you (to the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... will fold almost flush with the vehicle. This feature is particularly useful in automatic car washes. Your mirrors have a ... over your shoulder before changing lanes. Heated Outside Mirrors The left and right outside mirrors are heated when you activate the rear window defogger. See "Rear Window ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... switchbank has switches for the optional power sliding door, power sliding door override, interior lights override and the power rear quarter windows. For information on these switches, see each of these features in the Index. 2-70
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... this position. To install your garage door opener, follow these instructions: 1. Open the compartment by pressing the latch forward. Remove the piece of self... it firmly to the back of your garage door opener. The optional front overhead console has reading lamps, a switchbank, storage compartments,...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    4. Once the opener is installed, use the black pegs inside the compartment door to make sure the lined area on the compartment door will contact the control button on your garage door opener when pressed. Sunglasses Storage Compartment 5. Add one peg at a time until your garage door opener ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... the tray locks onto the plastic tabs at the end of the guide rails. The trays hold CDs or cassettes in ...€™t let the tray lock over the plastic tabs at the end of the guide rails (A). Lift the tray out of the guide rails. The rubber mat under the tray also lifts out for cleaning. When the rubber mat ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... of the tray with the guide rails in the storage bin door. Slide the tray back in. To use the cupholders... Bin The storage bin is located under the manual front passenger's seat. To open the bin.... Cupholders There are cupholders on the inboard side of the front passenger's seat and the right side...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... to the metal rings on the floor. The side of the convenience net closest to the front of the vehicle is higher than the side closest to the liftgate. ... the rear exit clear. Store the net in the pouch behind either front seat, in the optional saddlebag or in one of the side convenience nets. 2-75
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... side panels, near the jack storage area. Front Seat Storage Net There is a storage net that stretches between the front seats. Pull the hooks towards the passenger's seat and ... them into the holes next to the cupholder. When not in use, it is recommend that you take down the convenience ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ..., you can load things on top of your vehicle. The luggage carrier has slats and side rails attached to the roof, as well as sliding crossrails and places to use for tying things down. These let you load some things on top of your vehicle, as long as they are not wider or longer than the luggage ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    Don't exceed the maximum vehicle capacity when loading your vehicle. For more information on vehicle capacity and loading, see "Loading Your Vehicle" in the Index. To prevent damage or loss of cargo as you're driving, check now and then to make sure the luggage carrier and cargo are still ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... hold a cigarette lighter in with your hand while it is heating. If you do, it won't be able ...can make it overheat, damaging the lighter and the heating element. NOTICE: Ashtray and Cigarette ..., below the switchbank. Pull out the drawer to use the ashtray. To remove the ashtray for cleaning, grasp ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... Pull down the sun visor. Flip up the cover to expose the vanity mirror. Lighted Visor Vanity Mirrors (If Equipped) Pull down the sun visor. Flip...can inflate things like air mattresses and basketballs, and you can also use it to bring your tires up to the proper pressure. The air inflator is located...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... sure to read the inflator instructions, and inflate any object only to its recommended pressure. To use your air inflator system... see your dealer for service. Your air inflator will automatically shut off after about 10 minutes. To reset, press the ON switch again. Don't run your air inflator for...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... plug in electrical equipment such as a cellular telephone, CB radio, etc. Follow the proper installation instructions that are included with any electrical equipment you install. The front power outlet is located next to the ashtray and lighter. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... with Location Remote Diagnostics OnStar MED-NET Accident Assist D D D D Remote Door Unlock Route Support Concierge Services Ride Assist A complete user's guide is provided with the OnStar System. For more information contact OnStar at 1-888-ONSTAR7. 2-...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-84
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    The main components of the instrument panel are: A. Side Vents B. Front Vents C. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever D. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch E. Instrument Panel... Release K. Steering Wheel Touch Controls (Option) L. Horn M. Ignition Switch N. Steering Wheel Touch Controls (Option) O....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, how much fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. The indicator warning lights and gages are explained on the following pages. United States shown, Canada ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...new odometer installed. If the new one can be set to the mileage total of the old odometer,...put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. If your ...trip odometers can be used to keep track of different trip distances (for example, the mileage of a long ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... number of miles (kilometers) driven since the ignition was last turned on. This can be used if you forget to reset your trip odometer at the beginning of a... and you began driving. (If you use the retro-active reset feature after you have started the vehicle, but before you begin moving, the display ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... As you will see in the details on the next few pages, some warning lights come on briefly when you start the engine just to let you know they’...€ in the Index. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come on for about eight seconds to remind ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...air bag system, see "Air Bag" in the Index. This light will come on when you start your vehicle, and it will .... Have your vehicle serviced right away. CAUTION: If the air bag readiness light stays on after...others, have your vehicle serviced right away if the air bag readiness light stays on after...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... you have a brake problem. Your vehicle's hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If ... need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have...may take longer to stop. If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service. (See "Anti-Lock ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... comes on and 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 on, or comes on again while you're driving, the anti-lock ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... time when the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service. It means that your engine coolant has overheated. If you ... See "Engine Overheating" in the Index. Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... The SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any ...) can affect your vehicle's emission controls and may cause the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light ...
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    ... service center diagnosis and service may be required. Light On Steady -- An emission control system ... service center diagnosis and service may be required. If the light continues to flash, when it is safe to ... to your dealer or qualified service center for service. If the Light Is On Steady You may ...
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    ... none of the above steps have made the light turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle. Your...to help your vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... section. Your fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have left when the ignition is on. Here are four things that some owners ask...about. All these things are normal and do not indicate that anything is wrong with the fuel gage. D At the gas station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...there may be a problem with your traction control system. Your vehicle may need service....If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and ...time when the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service. Charging System Indicator Message The charging...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... message also comes on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the message doesn't ... tell you when the traction control system is active. Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message This message will... hot. If this message comes on, it means that your engine coolant has overheated. If you ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, your engine can... your oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. See "Engine... message. NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and... you know when you may have a problem with your engine oil pressure. 2-100...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... or START. You need to check the oil level right away. Have your vehicle serviced immediately. Change Engine Oil Message If this CHANGE ENGINE OIL message ...changing the engine oil the system must be reset. See "How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message" in the Index. 2-101
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... on and stay on until you add fuel. If the warning message is still on after adding fuel, you need to reset the warning message. To reset the warning message, turn the ignition to OFF then to ON. If the message stays on, see your dealer right away. ...
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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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    ... map, is showing. Press the MODE button to set the new variance zone and resume normal ..., which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is new, the calibration process may ... turn off and the compass reading will be displayed. Manual Compass Calibration If the compass appears ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... last few hours of driving. accumulated fuel used since the last reset. average speed since the ... FUEL USED (Trip Fuel Used): This shows the D AVG SPEED (Average Speed): This shows the Resetting the Trip Computer ... SPEED displays. AVG ECON, FUEL USED and AVG SPEED can be reset independently. Only the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... the particular systems 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 3-12 3-20 Comfort Controls Air Conditioning Heating Defogging and Defrosting Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped) Rear Climate Control (Option) Ventilation System Audio Systems ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... your air system work for you. With this system, you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation in your vehicle. Your vehicle also ... ducts. This setting is also used to send air to the rear of the vehicle. Keep the area under the front seats free of objects that could obstruct airflow to the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...windshield and side window vents. Mode Buttons OUTSIDE AIR: Press this button (the light will glow) to send outside air into your vehicle. Using this setting while ... defrost or defog the windows will help clear the vents of moisture. Press the RECIRCULATION button (the light on the OUTSIDE AIR...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... notice water dripping from under your vehicle's engine compartment when it is idling or after it has been turned off. ...coolant heater and use it during cold weather, 0_F (-18_C) or lower, your heating system will provide heat more quickly because the engine coolant is already warmed. See "Engine...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    Rear Window Defogger (If Equipped) Press the REAR button (the light will glow) to warm the defogger grid on the rear window and to turn on the heated outside rearview mirrors. NOTICE: Don't use a razor blade or something else sharp on the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... instrument panel console and the area between and under the front seats free of objects that would obstruct airflow to the ... to the rear of the vehicle. The temperature of the air will be the same as the air in the front of the vehicle. The rear fan control in the instrument panel switchbank has an ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... outlets. Select the desired climate control mode using the directional controls on the instrument panel (see ... section). The mode you choose will regulate both the front and rear climate control systems....instrument panel console, between and under, the front seats free of objects that could obstruct ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... setting, for a few moments before driving off. This helps clear the intake ducts of snow and moisture, and reduces the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. instrument panel console and the air path under the front seats clear of objects. This helps air to circulate throughout your ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... sure you're getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. If you have power ...can play your audio system even after the ignition is off. See "Retained Accessory Power" ... hold the MIN arrow until the correct minute appears. The clock may be set with the ignition on or off. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... off. Finding a Station AM FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display... for two seconds until you hear a beep. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The ... to stations with a strong signal only. PRESET SCAN: Use PRESET SCAN to listen to each of your preset stations...
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    Setting the Tone BASS: Press and release AUDIO repeatedly until BAS appears on the display. Then press and hold the up arrow to increase bass. "B" and a positive number will appear on the display. Press and hold the down arrow to decrease bass. B and a negative number will appear on the display...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...F" and a number will appear on the display when the sound is balanced toward the front speakers. "R" and a number will appear on the display when ... configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player with Programmable ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... want to use SCV, select OFF. Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between ... appear on the display. You will hear a double beep. Use PRESET SCAN to listen to each of your .... Note that PRESET SCAN will skip over presets where no station is being received at that time to prevent hearing ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... control (BASS, MID or TREB) is found. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the tone control can be adjusted. When using BASS, MID or TREB, turn ...preset up to six equalization settings. Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Use the TONE button and the SELECT knob to select the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, the radio can: D...that broadcasts traffic announcements, it will stop. If no station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display. When... see the parts of the message faster than every three seconds, press this button again. A new group ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... SELECT LED indicator next to the SELECT knob will light. The last selected PTY will appear on the display ... you want to listen to. The last PTY selected will be used for seek or scan modes. If a station ... with traffic announcements and the selected PTY. To use the PROG-TYPE interrupt feature, press ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... on the display. Turn the SELECT knob clockwise to adjust the sound to the front speakers and counterclockwise for the rear speakers. The middle position balances..., the tape may not be in squarely. Press EJECT to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOL, FAD, BAL, TREB, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... 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 ... message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. FWD (1): Press this button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the button ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...press and hold EJECT for five seconds to reset the CLEAN PLAYER indicator. The radio will display CLEANED to show the indicator was reset. CD Adapter Kits It is possible to use a portable CD .... To activate the bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... The volume level should always sound the same to you as you drive. If you don't want to use SCV, select OFF. Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows your selection. Playing the Radio PWR-VOL:...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...to stop scanning presets. PRESET SCAN will skip over presets where no station is being received at that time to prevent hearing static. Setting the... (BASS, MID or TREB) is found. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the tone control can be adjusted. When using BASS or MID, turn the SELECT...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... to six equalization settings. Just: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Use the TONE button and the SELECT knob to select...setting. Note that EQ 5 has been programmed at the factory for use with talk radio, but it can be preset to a... (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, the radio can: D...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... broadcasts traffic announcements, it will stop. If no station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display. ... see the parts of the message faster than every three seconds, press this button again. A new ...display until another new message is received. PROG-TYPE: This button is used to turn on and ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ...the announcement is finished. ALTERNATE FREQUENCY: This feature allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same programming. Press and hold AM-...the display. Turn the SELECT knob clockwise to adjust the sound to the front speakers and counterclockwise for the rear speakers. The middle ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... knob. Inserting a CD with the radio off and the ignition on will start auto play. Note that when the disc is... time you play a CD. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on... displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-25
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use SCAN to listen to each selection for a few seconds... radio will play. EJECT may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs may be loaded with... your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... to you as you drive. If you don't want to use SCV, select OFF. Finding a Station AM-FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows...the SCAN icon appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use SCAN to listen to stations for a few seconds. The radio will...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... that PRESET SCAN will skip over presets where no station is being received at that time to prevent hearing ... LED indicator will light to show that the tone control can be adjusted. When using BASS or MID... bass. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease bass. When using TREB, turn the SELECT knob clockwise...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... (RDS). RDS mode gives you many useful new features. With RDS, the radio can: D...that broadcasts traffic announcements, it will stop. If no station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display. When... see the parts of the message faster than every three seconds, press this button again. A new group ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... SELECT LED indicator next to the SELECT knob will light. The last selected PTY will appear on the display ... you want to listen to. The last PTY selected will be used for seek or scan modes. If a station ... with traffic announcements and the selected PTY. To use the PROG-TYPE interrupt feature, press ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... on the display. Turn the SELECT knob clockwise to adjust the sound to the front speakers and counterclockwise for the rear speakers. The middle position balances...may not be in squarely. Press the eject symbol to remove the tape and start over. While the tape is playing, use the VOL, FAD, BAL, TREB, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...may be damaged and should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure ...down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. BY (2): Press this button to play the other side ...and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. EQ: Press EQ to select...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    .... After you clean the player, press and hold EJECT for five seconds to reset the CLEAN PLAYER indicator. The radio will display CLEANED to show the indicator was reset. Tight/Loose Tape Sensor Defeat With the radio off and the ignition on, press and hold the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    Inserting a CD with the radio off and the ignition on will start auto play. Note that when the disc is ... time you play a CD. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on... down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. "" (1): Press and hold this button to advance ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. Rear Seat Audio (If Equipped)... can only control the music sources that the front seat passengers are not listening to. For example,... of the volume for each set of headphones. Be aware that the front seat audio controls always override ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... is inactive if the AM-FM mode on the front radio is in use. If your vehicle is equipped with ... SEEK button is inactive if the cassette mode on the front radio is in use. If your vehicle is equipped with ... for five seconds. The SEEK button is inactive if the CD mode on the front radio is in use. 3-36
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    P.SET PROG: The front passengers must be listening to something different for each of these functions to work: Theft-Deterrent Feature RDS Radios ... the radio playing, press this button to play a cassette tape. Press TAPE CD to switch between the tape and compact disc if both are loaded. Press AM-FM ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... is playing, press this button to change tape sides. If your vehicle has this feature, 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. PLAY: Press this button to play a cassette ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... what you want. If you can, it's very important to do it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, Delphi Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your vehicle's systems may interfere with the operation of sound equipment ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... hubs of the cleaner cassette turn. The recommended cleaning cassette is available through your dealership (GM Part No. 12344789). When using a scrubbing action, non-abrasive cleaning cassette, it is normal for the cassette to eject because your unit ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...press and hold the cassette eject symbol or EJT button for five seconds to reset the CLEAN or CLN indicator. The radio will display CLEANED or --- to show... is in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your Compact Disc Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... and in varying weather conditions. We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-9 4-11 4-13 4-13 4-15 4-16 Defensive Driving Drunken ... Trip Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads Winter Driving Recreational Vehicle Towing Loading Your Vehicle Towing a Trailer 4- 4-1
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ..., in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a ... The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. (...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then...and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ...-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing number of U.S. states, and ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I'll be careful" isn't the right answer. What if there's an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? A person ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... It might be less with one driver and as long as two or three seconds or more with another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration. But even in 3/4 of a second, a vehicle moving at 60 mph (100 km/h) travels 66 feet (20 m). ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive away, your anti-... brake pedal moves or pulses a little. This is normal. If there’s a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See “Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Lightମ.
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...available tire and road conditions. Here's how anti-lock works. Let's say the road is wet. You're driving safely. Suddenly an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes. Here's what happens with ABS. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of the wheels is about...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... you have anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Don't pump the brakes. Just hold the ... system operates only if it senses that one or 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. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... press the TCS button on the center console switchbank. See "Service Traction System Warning Message" in the Index. When this warning message is on, the TRAC OFF light will come on... but the system will not turn off until there is no longer a current need to limit wheel spin. The...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... a curve, do it before you enter the curve, while your front wheels are straight ahead. Try to adjust your speed so you can ... for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going in the same direction. If you've ever tried ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you... That's the time for evasive action -- steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very ... can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ..., steer so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. and to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... slows or stops. Keep back a reasonable distance. start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and... far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right... lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. following driver to get ahead of...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... or area of less danger. If your vehicle starts to slide, ease your foot off the accelerator ... 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 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...pull off the road in a safe place and rest. No one can see as well at night as ...old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year... likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are ... suffer from night blindness -- the inability to see in dim light -- and aren't even aware of it. Driving in ... go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface may...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...streaking or missing areas on the windshield, or when strips of rubber start to separate from the inserts. Driving too fast... some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your.... When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. Hydroplaning doesn't happen...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... 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 vehicle. If you can't ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...Freeway Driving.") D Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross D Treat a green light as a warning ... enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, ... the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...to blend with the flow. Try to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as ... you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance quickly ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... it serviced and maintained, it's ready to go. If it needs service, have it done before starting 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 need it...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... 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 ... vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. D Keep your eyes moving. Scan ... mirrors and your instruments frequently. service or parking area and take a nap,...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ..., like a stalled car or an accident. You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling rocks area or winding roads. Be alert to these and take appropriate action....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    Winter Driving Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    .... What's the worst time for this? "Wet ice." Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it's about freezing (32_F; 0_C) and freezing rain begins to fall. Try to avoid ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you make a hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have an anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry pavement. See "Anti-Lock" in the Index. If You're Caught in a Blizzard D ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... it go a little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the battery charged. You.... Let the heater run for a while. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel really uncomfortable from the cold. But do it as little as possible. Preserve the fuel as long as you can. To help keep warm, you...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    .../Tire label also tells you the maximum weights for the front and rear axles, called the Gross Axle .... Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle or the GAWR for either the front or rear axle. CAUTION: Do not load ... the GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...should still not exceed the GVWR or the GAWR. If the engine is running or the ignition key is in ACCESSORY or when retained accessory power (RAP... brief periods of time. If the sound continues for an extended period of time, your vehicle needs service. Using heavier suspension components to get added ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... handling, durability and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That's the reason for... speeds and under greater loads, generating extra heat. What's more, the trailer adds considerably to wind resistance, increasing the...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...miles (800 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged... and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle .... Operating your vehicle in THIRD (3) when towing a trailer will minimize heat buildup and extend the life of ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    You can ask your dealer 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 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...the GVW limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the trailer tongue. D If you'll be pulling a trailer that, when loaded, will weigh more than 2,000 lbs. (900 kg), be sure to use a ...when you're driving. vehicle when you install a trailer hitch? D Will you have to make any holes...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... come into your vehicle through a window in the rear or another opening, drive with your front, main heating or cooling system on and with the fan on any speed. ...-- and they must be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be able to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...your vehicle is by itself. Before you start, check the trailer hitch and platform (and ... mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and ... up ahead when you're towing a trailer. And, because you're a good ... back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. 4-37...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ..., you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. If you are towing a trailer that weighs more than 1,... of AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D) (or, as you need to, a lower gear). This will minimize heat build-up and extend the life of your transaxle....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... vehicle, with a trailer attached, on a hill. If something goes wrong, your rig could start ... and store the chocks. Maintenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service more often ...especially important in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, belts,...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    Section 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-8 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-12 5-20 5-21 5-32 5-33 Cooling ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... turn on your flashers. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key...warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. When the hazard warning flashers are ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. But please use the following steps listed ... charge, test or jump start the battery if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when there is a clear or light yellow hydrometer and a cranking complaint. Trying to start your vehicle ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL ...lamps that aren't needed, as well as radios. This will avoid sparks and help save both batteries..... CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and ...
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    ... has a remote positive (+) jump starting terminal. The terminal is under a tethered cap at the front of the underhood fuse and relay center. CAUTION: Using a match near a battery ..., and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ...other parts, too. And don't connect negative (-) to negative (-) on the dead battery, as this can cause sparks. 7. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, but the chance of sparks getting back to the battery ...vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 13. Remove the cables in reverse ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...tow truck. D Always secure the vehicle on each side with separate safety chains when towing it. D Use only the correct hooks. Removal Procedure A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery C. Dead Battery 5-8
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... carrier equipment. Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your vehicle towed.... the engine to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severely degraded. Repair the cause of coolant loss and change the oil. See "Engine Oil" in the Index. Engine ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam... it cools down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before you.... If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire... could be badly burned. Stop your engine if it overheats, and get out...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... and park your vehicle right away. If there's still no sign of steam, idle the engine for three minutes while you'...hood but to get service help right away. If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If ... see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... the hood, here'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.... until it cools down. A. Radiator Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans C. Coolant Recovery Tank 5-12
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Don't ... hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. NOTICE: Engine damage from running your ... isn't covered by your warranty. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index. 5-13
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    .... 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,...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ..., water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. .... 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. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the radiator pressure cap -- even a little -- they can come out at high 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 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly ... the pressure cap. CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    Bypass Tube Housing 3. After the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed valves...., up to the base of the filler neck. (See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for more information about the proper... the radiator is filled. 5. Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from the engine and the compartment. 5-18...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 7. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be lower. If the level is ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... a few tips about what to expect and what to do: If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a drag ... skid and may require the same correction you'd use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot.... If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    .... 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 front and rear of the tire farthest away from the ... the opposite end. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 5-21
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... net. 2. Open the jack storage compartment by lifting up the tab and pulling the cover off. A. Jack B. Strap C. Bracket D. Wing Nut E. Jacking Instructions F. Bag and Tools Remove the jack and jacking tools by loosening the wing nut and bracket. Separate the plastic pouch from the jack and remove...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    The compact spare tire is located under the vehicle, ahead of the rear bumper. (See "Compact Spare Tire" later in this section for more information about the compact spare.) Attach the folding wrench to the extension and insert the chisel end on an angle through the hole in the rear bumper and ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), extension (B) and folding wrench (C). Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable so it can be pulled up through the wheel opening. 5-24
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... 180 degrees, then flip the handle back to the starting position. This avoids taking the wrench off the ... nut and folding wrench. The key is supplied in the front passenger door pocket. NOTICE: If your ...-on" wheel covers, loosen them completely using the folding wrench, and remove the wheel cover. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    NOTICE: Do not place the jack under the rear axle control arms. Only use the areas shown for proper jack location. Do not raise the vehicle yet. Put the .... If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. 5-26
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... a few inches. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts ... the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 8. Install the spare tire and put the wheel nuts back on with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... can cause the wheel to become loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...and Tools 1. Lay the tire near the rear of 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. 3. When the tire is almost in the stored position, turn...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...securely. Push, pull, and then try to rotate or turn the tire. If the tire moves, use the folding wrench to tighten the cable. Put back all tools as they were stored in the... the bolt-on wheel covers and the center cap. Tighten them "hand tight" over the wheel nuts, using the folding wrench. 5-31
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... tire was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time... vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get..., and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don't use your compact spare... won't fit your compact spare. Using them can damage your vehicle...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... you must use caution. NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle...And, the transaxle or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire ...pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...about the care of your vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel information, and then it shows how to ...18 6-21 6-24 6-24 6-25 6-26 Service Fuel Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood Engine Oil Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'... your own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about ...keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... and your vehicle could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it. D ... it's bad enough, it can damage your engine. If you're using fuel rated at 87 octane or higher and you hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. But don't worry if you hear a ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...€ in the Index.) If this occurs, return to your authorized Pontiac dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event it ... 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 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...wouldn't be covered by your warranty. To check on fuel availability, ask an auto club, or contact a major oil company that does business in ... smoke if you're near gasoline or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. The fuel filler door is located on ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... gasoline on yourself and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. Gasoline ... out on you if you open the fuel filler cap too quickly. This spray ... is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel filler cap slowly and wait.... The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    The malfunction indicator lamp (SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light) will come on if the fuel cap is not properly installed. Filling a Portable Fuel Container CAUTION: NOTICE: If you need a new cap, be sure to get the right type. Your dealer can get one for you. If ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... 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 fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... of the hood prop into the slot in the underside of the hood. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and push up on the underhood release. 3. Lift ... 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. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... (+) Terminal Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil Fill Cap G. H. I. J. K. Engine Oil Dipstick Transaxle Fluid Dipstick Brake Master Cylinder Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Coolant Reservoir 6-10
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... hood down and close it firmly. The engine oil dipstick is located at the front of the engine compartment, near the ...Level Message" in the Index. You should check your engine oil level regularly; this is an added reminder. ... idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... the ADD mark, then you'll need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. The engine oil fill cap is located just behind...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for ... oil, be sure you use oil that has the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. If you ... Institute certified for gasoline engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...you know when to change your engine oil. This is not based on mileage, but on engine revolutions and engine ... first) without an oil change. t easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at ... 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner. Remember to reset the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message whenever the...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ..., the engine oil life monitor has not reset. Repeat the procedure. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter What to Do with Used Oil Did you know that used ... collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. The ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... panel and rest it on top of the housing. The air intake tube is designed to flex back; you ... located in the back of the glove box. CAUTION: Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can ...Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. 6-16
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... by reversing Step 3. Make sure the filters are inserted so that the sealing foam is angled in the same direction on both filters. For the type of filter to use, see "Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Index. 5. Close the inner access door, while squeezing the tab. Be sure it is ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...terrain. D When doing frequent trailer towing. D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of ... to have this done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or you ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... vehicle as follows: Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: D Park your vehicle... position the shift lever in PARK (P). D Let the engine run at idle for three to five minutes. The dipstick is located toward the back of the engine compartment, next to the brake master cylinder. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... in all the way. NOTICE: We recommend you use only fluid labeled DEXRONR-III, because...other than DEXRONR-III is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. 3. After adding fluid, recheck... Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. A 50/50 mixture...first. Damage caused by the use of coolant other than DEX-COOLR is not covered by your new vehicle warranty...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...coolant which won't damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you ...else. NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat... and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you.... Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... recovery tank. Adding Coolant CAUTION: The engine coolant reservoir is located on the driver's side.... The vehicle must be on a level surface. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at the FULL... higher. Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. Occasionally check the coolant level in the radiator. For information on how ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you ... windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    NOTICE: D When using concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water ...fluid. Fill your washer fluid tank only three-quarters full when it's very cold. This allows for expansion ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... an acceptable level during normal brake lining wear. When new linings are put in, the fluid level goes back up. ...you'll have too much fluid when you get new brake linings. You should add (or ... fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See "Brake System Warning Light" in...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll ... cause a crash. Always use the proper brake fluid. D Brake Wear Your vehicle has front disc brakes ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. Your rear drum brakes don't...See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections." NOTICE:... a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... to have new ones put in -- be sure you get new approved GM replacement parts. If you don't, your brakes may no longer work properly. For example, if someone puts in ... linings that are wrong for your vehicle, the balance between your front and rear brakes can change -- for the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... in the Index. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer's service department. Headlamps 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the front turn signal/parking lamp assembly. See "Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps" ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... bulb assembly straight up from the lamp housing. 6. Unhook the electrical connector by lifting up the blue tabs and pulling the bulb out. 7. Install the new bulb through the black retainer ring and into the electrical connector. Push the bulb firmly enough so that the blue tabs hook over the tab ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...in place. Be careful not to damage the bulb on the headlamp aiming bar. 9. Align the pins on the bottom of the headlamp assembly with the holes in the lamp support bracket while placing the holes in the assembly over the bolts where the wing nuts attach. 10. Reinstall and tighten the wing nuts. 11....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps 1. Open the hood. 5. Replace the bulb by pulling the old one out and gently pushing the new one into the lamp socket. 2. Remove the thumb screw attaching the parking/turn signal lamp assembly to the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    .... 7. To reinstall the lamp assembly, line up and insert the tabs on the back of the assembly with the slots in the fender. Engage the lower clip on the front of the lamp assembly, keeping the upper tab on the parking/turn signal lamp assembly inboard of the headlamp bracket tab. 8. To align the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...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 ... on the back of the assembly with the slots in the fender. Engage the lower clip on the front of the lamp assembly, keeping the upper tab on the parking/turn signal lamp...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... Pull off the entire taillamp housing. The locator/retaining pins on the outboard side are part of the lamp assembly and will remain intact during removal. 5. Replace the bulb(s) by pulling the old one(s) out and gently pushing the new one(s) into the bulb holder socket. 4. Remove the bulb holder ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ...in the Index. Here's how to remove the Sheperd's Hook type: 1. Turn the wipers on to the lowest intermittent setting. 2. Turn off the ignition while the wipers are at the outer positions of the wipe pattern. The blades are more accessible for removal/replacement while in this position. 3. Pull ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... release clip at the connecting point of the blade and the arm up and pull the blade assembly down toward the glass to remove it from the wiper arm. 6. Push the new wiper blade securely on the wiper arm until you hear the release clip "click" into place. 7. Push the release clip, from Step 4, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Pontiac Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D Underinflated tires pose the same danger... vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). 6-40
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...you can get the following: D Too much flexing D Too much heat D Tire overloading D Bad wear D Bad handling D Bad fuel economy. If your tires .... Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See "When It's Time for New Tires" and "Wheel Replacement" later in this section for ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be... Tire" in the Index.) When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. ... After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...New Tires One way to tell when it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will .../Tire label. The tires installed on your vehicle when it was new had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (..., ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... drive with your compact spare, though. It was developed for use on your vehicle. The following information relates to... available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these ... wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires with the wheels on...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics ...under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher ..., either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...pulling one way or the other, the alignment may need to be reset. If you notice your vehicle vibrating ...wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to ...bolts and wheel nuts for your vehicle. CAUTION: Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts or...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer.... Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting ... an accident. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment wheel. 6-47...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... 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 any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... area immediately or it will set. Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, ... remains, follow the multi-purpose interior cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor .... 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner. D If a ring ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    .... See your dealer for this product. Cleaning Interior Plastic Components Use only a mild soap and .... Then, let the leather dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. D For stubborn stains, use ... cleaner. See your dealer for this product. D Never use oils, varnishes, solvent-based or abrasive cleaners, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... smoke and dust films on interior glass. (See "Appearance Care and Materials" in the Index.) Don't use abrasive cleaners on ...to be scraped off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be damaged. Any temporary license should not be ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ..., Backglass and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax, ..., Bon AmiR Powder (non-scratching glass cleaning powder), GM Part No. 1050011. The windshield is clean if beads do not form when you rinse it with water. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...Appearance Care and Materials" in the Index.) Don't use cleaning agents that are petroleum based, or that contain ...clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Finish ... and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are non-abrasive...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings,.... Wash the vehicle as soon as possible. If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for ...is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. Don't use strong soaps, chemicals, abrasive polishes, abrasive...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... 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 12,000 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... polishing cloth Removes tar, road oil and asphalt Use on chrome, stainless steel, ... dust, fingerprints and surface contaminants Removes light scratches and oxidation and protects finish... only. ** Not recommended for use on instrument panels. t Protectant t Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner 1052929 16...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. Add-On .... This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... 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, you can .... If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, be sure to get it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options Circuit ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... block. Circuit Breakers HEADLAMP Usage DRL Control Module, Headlamp and Instrument Panel Dimmer Switch Front Power Windows 6-Way Power Seat(s) and Rear Side Door Actuator Motor Blower Motor Hi Speed Relay Module PWR WDO PWR HEATED SEAT/PSD FRT HVAC/HI BLWR 6-59
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... Control Module (PCM), Ignition Crank PASS-Key III System Body Control Module (BCM) Heated Mirrors Not Used Not Used Cigarette Lighter and Data Link Connector (DLC) Turn Signal Switch Interior Lamp ... Lamps (DRL) Control Module Not Used Rear Window Defogger Relay, Heated Mirrors 6-60
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... Switch (Rear Window Wiper/Washer Switch) LH HEADLP Not Used LOW Usage .../DIC/DRL Air Inlet Actuator, Driver HEATED SEAT Information Display, DRL Control ... Heater-A/C Control, Temperature Door Actuator (Front) and Rear Window Defogger Relay BCM ... Used LOW RH HEADLP Not Used HIGH PCM/ABS IGN MAIN Relay ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... Center This fuse and relay center is located in the engine compartment, in front of the windshield washer fluid reservoir. The fuses marked spare are available if a replacement fuse...Maxi Fuse 1-COOL FAN 2 2 Usage Coolant Fans Not Used 3-HEADLAMPS Circuit Breakers: FRT HVAC HI BLWR, ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    Maxi Fuse 5-IGN MAIN 1 Usage Ignition Switch to Fuses (Instrument Panel): ABS/TCS IGN, ... PWR LOCK, PWR MIRROR and RR PWR SCKT Ignition Switch to Fuses (I/P): BCM PRGRM, FRT HVAC LOW/MED... Usage Fuel Injectors 1-6 Not Used Not Used 6-COOL FAN 1 7-BATT MAIN 1 14-FUEL PUMP Fuel Pump 8-IGN MAIN 2 6-63
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...-UH Usage Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Canister Purge Valve, Heated Oxygen Sensors 1 and 2, Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor Not Used Not Used Not Used Ignition Control Module (ICM) Not Used Transaxle Range Switch to Back-up... LAMP 28-A/C CLU 29-RADIO 32-FUEL PUMP Fuel Pump Relay 33-ECM SENSE ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... Cooling System With A/C ...9.6 quarts (9.1 L) With Rear Climate Control ...11.9 quarts (11.3 L) Engine Crankcase - Oil and Filter Change ...4.5 quarts (4.25 L) Fuel Capacity Standard/Regular ...19.8 gallons (75.0 L) Optional/Extended ...25.0 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... ...AC Type A-1208C Battery Replacement ...CCA=600 Engine Oil Filter ...PF47 Passenger Compartment Air Filter (2) ...52482929 Radiator Cap ...RC27 Spark Plugs ...AC Type 41-940 ...Gap: ...(172.9 cm) Wheelbase ...120.0 inches (304.7 cm) Front Tread Width ...61.5 inches (156.2 cm) ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-5 7-15 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Scheduled Maintenance ... B: Owner Checks and Services 7-20 7-22 7-24 Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ... Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet, or ..., checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ...to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are... service department or another qualified service center do these jobs. “Part B: Owner Checks and... service department or another qualified service center should perform. “Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricantsମ.
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ...for your service needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. All parts should be ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...after 100,000 miles (166 000 km) at the same intervals. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240 000 km) should...prior to the completion of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... km) or sooner if the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message appears. Remember to reset the Oil Life System when the oil ...filter have been changed. See "Oil Life System" in the Index for information on resetting. An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components with each engine oil and filter change....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-7
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    Scheduled Maintenance 7-8
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner filter ... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 22,500 Miles (37 500 km) j...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... information. (See footnote +.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 37,... rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do...,000 miles (166 000 km). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500 Miles (87 500 km... proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-11
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    .... An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 67,... rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Replace passenger compartment air filter.... Miles (150 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 97,500 Miles (162 ... rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-13
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ...wires. An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. j Change automatic ... frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. j If ... last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for what to use. Inspect...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... Washer Fluid" in the Index for further details. Engine Coolant Level Check At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill. Engine Oil Level Check Check the engine oil ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... System Check Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch ... then try to rotate or turn the tire. If it moves, use the folding wrench to tighten the cable. See "Storing ... Fluid" in the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed....
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    At Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all key lock cylinders,...: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without applying the regular brake, try to move the ... of PARK (P) with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle needs service. Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...be injured and property could be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready to ... by the regular brake. D To check the PARK (P) mechanism's holding Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed in this part are inspections and services which should be performed ... spring and fall). You should let your dealer's service department or other qualified ...procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... or missing parts. Replace parts as needed. Replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear. Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise control ...inspect drum brake linings for wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. Check...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... Washer Solvent Parking Brake Cable Guides FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or equivalent DOT-3 .... GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884 - 1 pint, 1050017 - 1 quart, or equivalent). DEXRONR-III Automatic Transmission Fluid. Power Steering System Automatic ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ...Door Hinges LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting ...LB. Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). LubriplateR Lubricant ...GC-LB. Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579 or equivalent). Weatherstrip Conditioning...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-25
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-26
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    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 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ...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...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    What Makes Up Pontiac Cares? D A 3 year/36,000 mile (60 000 km) Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty D ... 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 ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ...and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ... be quickly resolved at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the sales, service... delivery date and present mileage When contacting Pontiac, please remember that your concern...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ...use Text Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Pontiac by dialing: 1-800-833-PONT (7668). (TTY users in Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices Pontiac encourages customers to ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... Dominican Republic 1-800-496-9994 U.S. Virgin Islands 1-800-389-0009 Bahamas 1-800-534-0122 Bermuda, Barbados, Antigua & B.V.I. If toll free service is not available in the Caribbean, call Puerto Rico 1-787-763-1315. All Overseas Locations GMODC - Customer Communication Centre 169-007 1908 Colonel...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... more details 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...-7483) for details. When calling from outside Canada, please dial 1-905-644-3063. All TTY users call 1-800-263-3830. 8-7
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you with peace of ... or making arrangements to tow your vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer. We will provide the following services for 3 years/36,000 miles (60 000 km), at no expense to you: D ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ...following information to give the advisor: Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver ...hope you never have the occasion to use our service, it is added security while traveling...€™re only a phone call away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance -- 1-800-ROADSIDE or 1-800...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    Courtesy Transportation Pontiac has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor ... wait. However, if you are unable to wait Pontiac helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ... driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ...responsible for taxes, levies, usage fees, excessive mileage or rental usage beyond the completion of the repair....and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer....Bumper warranty coverage period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may...notifying General Motors of Canada Limited. You may write to: Transport Canada 330 Sparks Street Tower C Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5 8-12
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... call us at 1-800-762-2737, 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 (... L1H 8P7 Ordering Owner Publications in Canada Owner's manuals are available for purchase for all current and most past ...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    2000 PONTIAC SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation and servicing of your..., Incorporated (address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 2000 PONTIAC SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle...
  • 2000 Pontiac Montana | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 2000 2000 2000 2000 QTY. PRICE EACH* $...PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Ownerମ. quotation. (CUSTOMER’S NAME) (ATTENTION) (STREET ADDRESS—NO P.O. BOX NUMBERS) (CITY) DAYTIME TELEPHONE NO....



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