2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner's Manual

2002 Pontiac Aztek Manual

2002 Pontiac Aztek manual table of contents:

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    The 2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner's Manual 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 Seats and Restraint Systems This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the air bag system. Features and Controls This section explains how to start and operate your vehicle....
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    We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, PONTIAC, the PONTIAC Emblem and the name AZTEK are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the ...
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    ...you don't, you or others could be hurt. 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 ...help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and...
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    ...gage or indicator. If you need help figuring out a specific name of a component, gage or indicator reference the following topics in the Index: D "Engine Compartment Overview" D "Instrument Panel" D "Comfort Controls" D "Audio Systems" Also see...
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    These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle: v
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    Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Here you'll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You... Older Children Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash 1- 1-1
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    ...seat or on the outboard sides both the driver's and front passenger's seats. Manual Front Passenger Seat To move the seat, pull the lever located on the...to move the seat with your body. D To move the whole seat forward or rearward, slide the control toward the front or rear of the vehicle. 1-2
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    ... Seats (Option) If your vehicle has heated front seats, the switches are located in the instrument ... to turn the heater off. The heated seat switch will turn off when the ignition is turned to OFF and will resume operation when the ignition is turned to ON, unless the switch is manually turned off. ...
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    Reclining Front Seatbacks To adjust the seatback, pull up on the recliner lever located on the outboard sides of both the driver's and front passenger's seat. But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. 1-4
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    Head Restraints CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your ... pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the ...
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    Rear Seats The rear seats in your vehicle have seat operating features to adjust, fold,... order, you can easily remove the seats from your vehicle. When you put the seats back in the vehicle, be sure to follow the label on the back of the seat for proper location. Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks ...
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    To recline the seatbacks, do the following. Lift up on the recliner lever located on the outboard side of the seatback. Removing the Split Bench Seat Each section of the split bench seat can be flipped forward or removed individually. Use the recliner lever to move the seatback to the desired ...
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    ... seat forward. The seat can stay in this position or it can be removed from the vehicle by following the next steps. 5. To release the front latches, squeeze the ... crossbar. 6. Remove the seat by rocking it slightly toward the rear of the vehicle and then pulling it out. Repeat these steps for the ...
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    ... go. The seat must be placed in the proper location for the legs to attach correctly. CAUTION: A seat that isn't locked into place properly can move around in a collision or sudden stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to lock the seat into place properly when installing it. 1-9
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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 pins. 1. Squeeze the angled latch release bar toward the straight crossbar while placing the front hooks of the ...
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    4. Try to raise the seat to check that it is locked down. 5. Lift the seatback recliner lever and raise the seatback until it locks upright. 6. Push and pull on the seatback to check that it is locked upright. 7. Attach the lap belt. 3. Firmly push the rear hooks onto the rear floor pins by ...
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    Safety Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It ...And it explains the air bag system. CAUTION: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to...
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    ...have been badly hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ...a lot! Why Safety ...When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-13
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    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-14
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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-15
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    Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers Q: Won't I be trapped in the vehicle ...bags are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems ...belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time ...
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    ...and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for everyone's protection. First, you'll want to know which...
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    Driver Position This part describes the driver's restraint system. Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here's how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, see "Seats" in the Index....
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    ... safety belt quickly if you ever had to. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the...should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you ...
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    ...to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. 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 ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as ...
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    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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    ... way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, below the rounding, throughout the pregnancy. 1-26
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    ... the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it's more likely that the fetus won't be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. Right Front Passenger Position To learn how to wear the right front passenger's ...
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    Air Bag Systems This part explains the frontal and side impact air bag systems. Your vehicle has four air bags -- a frontal air bag ...€™t designed to inflate in frontal, in rollover or in rear crashes. Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly -- whether or not thereମ.
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    ... for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children." 1-29
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    ... 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 information. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of...
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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. 1-31
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    ... air bag, and don't attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other air bag covering. Don't let seat covers block the inflation path of a side impact air bag. The right front passenger's side impact air bag is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...side impact air bag will only deploy on the side of the vehicle that is struck. In any particular crash, no one can say whether an ... frontal and side impact air bags, the sensing system triggers a release of gas from the inflator, which inflates the air bag. The inflator, air bag and related hardware...
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    ... front passenger's side impact air bags -- will be hot for a short time. The parts of the bag that come into contact with you may be warm, but not.... Air bag inflation doesn't prevent the driver from seeing or being able to steer the vehicle, nor does it stop people from leaving the vehicle. 1-34
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle should get out as soon as it is safe to do so. If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after an...
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    ...your vehicle. Your dealer and the service manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. CAUTION: For up to 10 seconds after the ignition key is turned off ...
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    ... are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions 1. Pick up the latch plate and pull the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    .... Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make... able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up ...
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    .... The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks ... increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt comfort ... small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck ... restraints and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Hereମ.
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    For second row outside positions do the following: 1. Remove the guide from its storage clip located on the sidewall next to the outboard side of each outside passenger position seat. Second Row Outside Positions 2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the belt into the...
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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 of the guides. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, ...
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    Second Row Center Position 1. Remove the elastic cord from under the driver's side of the head restraint. 2. Attach the elastic cord to the comfort guide on the center passenger shoulder belt. 1-43
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    Center Passenger Position Lap-Shoulder Belt If your vehicle has a bench seat, someone can sit in ..., you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. You also have a shoulder belt, ... remove and store the elastic cord, remove it from the comfort guide. The elastic cord will go back under the driverମ.
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    Remove the shoulder belt from its stowage location in the roof and pull it all the way down to the lap belt. Insert the metal knob on the shoulder belt into the keyhole on the lap belt buckle as shown. Be sure to slide the shoulder belt part into the keyhole until it locks into place. 1-45
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release the lap-shoulder belt the same way as the other lap-shoulder belts. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able ...
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    ...says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle. Infants and Young Children Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have the protection provided by the ... children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there is no other choice. 1-47
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    CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a ...
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    ...protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. 1-49
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    ...it is, the restraint will have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and height limitations for a particular child restraint. In ...
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    ...be secured in appropriate child restraints. Restraint Systems for Children An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat ...
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    A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body ...
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    Q: A: How do child restraints work? A child restraint system is any device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position children. A built-in child restraint system is a permanent part of the motor vehicle. An add-on child restraint system is a portable one, ...
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    ...saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You .... These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle, but the child also has ... itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if ...
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    ...a collision. For it to work, a top strap must be properly anchored to the vehicle. Some top strap-equipped child restraints are designed for use ... require the top strap always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires that the top strap be...
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    ... a Rear Outside Seat Position" for more on this, including important safety information. Once you have the top strap anchored, you'll ... the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Your vehicle has top strap anchors already ...
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    Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System) Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You'll find anchors (A) in both rear seat outside passenger .... To assist you in locating the lower anchors for this child restraint system, each seating position with the LATCH system will ...
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    In order to use the system, you need either a forward-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B) at its base... rear-facing child restraint that has attaching points (B), as shown here. With this system, use the LATCH system instead of the vehicle's safety belts to secure a child restraint...
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    ...in a Rear Outside Seat Position" in the Index for information on how to secure a child restraint in your vehicle using the vehicle's safety belts. ... Attach the anchor points on the child restraint to the anchors in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. If the child ...
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    ...)" in the Index. 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 and as ...
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    3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 4. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may ...
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    ... Outside Seat Position" for more on this, including important safety information. 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 restraint...
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    .... To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. When you remove the child restraint, be sure to reconnect the lap and shoulder parts of the belt so they will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is ...
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    .... 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 as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag, ...
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    If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child's face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 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. 1-65
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    6. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 5. To ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle's safety belts. 1-67
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    ... to the child's face or neck? Move the child toward the center of the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child's ... sitting in a seat next to a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger position, move...
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    CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That ...
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    ... wear, so the extender will be long enough for you. The extender will be just for you, and just for the seat in your vehicle that you choose. Don't let someone else use it, .... Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a ...
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    ... Parts After a Crash CAUTION: A crash can damage the restraint systems in your vehicle....do you need new belts or LATCH system parts? After a very minor collision,..., you may need new LATCH system parts. If you ever see... will need to have LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New...
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    ... you if everything is working properly -- and what to do if you have a problem. 2-2 2-4 2-6 2-9 2-13 2-21 2-22 2-23 2-25 2-27 2-28 2-29 2-31 2-... (Option) PASS-KeyR III New Vehicle "Break-In" Ignition Positions Starting Your Engine Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped) Automatic Transaxle Operation ...
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    Windows CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-2
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    .... To raise the window, press and hold the front of the switch. Switches on the driver's door armrest control each of the windows when the ignition is in ON, ACCESSORY, or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See "Retained Accessory Power"...
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    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-4
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    ... master key can be used for the ignition as well as all the door locks, the liftgate/tailgate lock and the ... ever do get locked out of your vehicle, call the Pontiac Roadside Assistance center. See "Roadside...for more information. Your vehicle has the PASS-KeyR III vehicle theft system. The key has ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Always lock your vehicle whenever you leave ... to lock and unlock your vehicle. From the outside, use your key or press UNLOCK on the optional ... turn it toward the rear of the vehicle. To lock any door from the inside, press the manual locking lever ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... doors will then lock automatically. If the ignition is in ON or ACCESSORY, this feature will not lock the doors. Press the top part of the switch to lock all ... do not have power door lock switches. Instead, each rear door has a manual lever that works only that door's...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... Door Lock/Unlock All of the doors will automatically lock when all doors are closed, the engine is running and the shift lever is shifted out of PARK (P). All ... the doors at any time, either manually, with the power door lock switches or by pressing the LOCK or UNLOCK buttons on ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... in your vehicle. If any door is open while the key is in the ignition, pressing a power door lock switch will lock all doors, then unlock the driver's door. If you leave the key in your vehicle but not in the ignition or if you use the manual door lock, you could still lock the ...
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    ... left or right, hold the transmitter higher, and try again. necessary. See the instructions that follow. qualified technician for service. D Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be D Check to determine if battery replacement ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... horn will sound briefly to let you know the vehicle is already locked. If you would ... Customization" in the Index. If your vehicle is equipped with the Driver Information Center (DIC), see "... Customization" in the Index. If your vehicle is equipped with the Driver Information Center (DIC), see ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... so water will not get in. 5. Check the transmitter operation. You can tell the battery is weak if the KEY FOB BATTERY LOW message appears in the message center. If you get this message, the battery in the key fob needs to be replaced. 2-12
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... rear liftgate release and optional traction disable and heated seats. A nonfunctional blank switch is substituted when an optional function is not included on the vehicle. For more information, see each of these features in the Index. ...
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    Entering Programming Mode To program features, your vehicle must be in the programming mode. Follow these steps: 1. Turn the ignition key to ON. The shift lever must be in PARK (P). 2. Press and hold the trip/reset button, located next to the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... (The headlamps and parking lamps will stay on for 15 seconds when the ignition is turned to OFF.) Mode 3: 30-Second Activation (The headlamps and...The headlamps and parking lamps will stay on for 60 seconds when the ignition is turned to OFF.) Before your vehicle was shipped from the factory, it was ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...; all doors will lock automatically. D Shift into PARK (P) with the ignition on; all doors Mode ...; all doors will lock automatically. D Shift out of PARK (P) with the ignition on and the automatically. driverମ. 6: Automatic Door Locking with shift out of PARK (P)/All Door Unlocking with Key Removal...
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    ...your vehicle is programmed or to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" ... is programmed or to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" ...
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    ..., you can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. 4. Press the bottom of the power door lock switch to change the current mode. 5. Press the bottom of the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...vehicle is programmed or to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed... programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. 4. Press UNLOCK on...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... the programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. 4. Press LOCK on the ...D Press the odometer button, while in odometer mode, for two seconds, or D turn the ignition key out of ON, or D do not program any commands for one ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... the liftgate/tailgate open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle. You can't see or smell CO. ... sure all other windows are shut. D Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed with the setting on bi-level (outside air button is pressed). That will force ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... ways you can help. Key in the Ignition If you leave your vehicle with the keys inside, it’s...€™ll hear a chime reminding you to remove your key from the ignition and take it with you. Always do ... Your steering wheel will be locked, and so will your ignition and transaxle. Also remember to lock the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... if you have to leave your key? What if you have to leave something valuable in your vehicle? While armed, the doors will... tries to open one of the doors on the vehicle without the remote keyless entry transmitter or the key, or tries to turn the ignition without using the correct key. The horn will...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    Arming with the Power Lock Switch Your alarm system will arm when you use either power door lock switch ...the doors while any door or the liftgate/tailgate is open and the key is removed from the ignition. The security light will start flashing to let you know the system is armed. Disarming with the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... method to start the vehicle will be discouraged because of the high number of electrical key codes. When trying to start the vehicle if the engine does not start and the SECURITY message comes on, the key may have a damaged transponder. Turn the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... Index). If the engine still does not start with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If .... 2. Insert the current driver's key in the ignition and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service. 3. After the engine has started, turn the key to OFF, and remove the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... on and stays on, you will be able to restart your engine if you turn it off. Your PASS-Key III system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-Key III system at this time. If you lose or ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...it all the way in? 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. B (ACCESSORY): This position allows you to use things like the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ...): This position starts the engine. When the engine starts, release the key. The ignition switch will return to ON for normal ... your electrical accessories, such as the radio. Starting Your Engine Move your shift ... the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... the key and the accelerator pedal. NOTICE: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged. How long should you keep ...the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The electrical cord is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment. 3. Plug it into ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the...the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) before starting the engine. Your vehicle has an automatic transaxle shift lock control system. You have to fully apply ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed. CAUTION: Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine ... foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very rapidly. You ... to your transaxle caused by shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine racing isn't covered ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...re: Warm-Up Shift Your vehicle has a computer controlled transaxle designed to warm up the engine faster when .... You may notice that the transaxle will shift at a higher vehicle speed until the engine is warmed up. This is a normal condition designed to provide heat to the passenger compartment and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... your vehicle seems to start up rather slowly, or if it seems not to shift gears as you go faster, something may be wrong with a transaxle system ... damaged. So, if this happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, ...slower than 65 mph (105 km/h) or you can damage your engine. 2-35
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... an electronic shift lock release system. The shift lock release is designed to: D Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is in PARK (P) (with ... to hold your vehicle in position on a hill. D prevent movement of the shift lever out of PARK (P) unless the ignition is in ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...cover. 2. Locate the access panel on the left side of the cupholder storage compartment. 3. Remove the override access slot by pressing down on the bottom of...cover back on by aligning the access panel grooves with the cupholder storage compartment and press down. 7. Replace the cupholder liner. 2-37
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...you remove your foot from the parking brake pedal, it will pop up to the released position. NOTICE: If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See "Brake System ...them, and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle. If you are towing a trailer and are ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be ...on the lever. D Press the lever all the way toward the front of the vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... you can pull the shift lever out of PARK (P). CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is ...You or others could be injured. Don't leave your vehicle with the engine running unless you have to. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P), when the ignition is in ON. See "Automatic Transaxle Operation" in the Index. If ... Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which ... any CO; and D Have your vehicle fixed immediately. Running Your Engine While You're Parked... allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle. See the earlier Caution under "Engine Exhaust." Also, idling ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don't leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you've left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured. To be sure ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Turn and Lane-Change Signals The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane change. To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down. When the turn is finished, the lever ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... light, on the instrument panel cluster and the optional HUD display, will also be on. Flash-to-Pass Feature When the headlamps are off, pull the lever toward you to momentarily switch on the high beams (to signal that you are going to pass). When you release the lever, they will turn off. 2-45
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... ice can overload your wipers. A circuit breaker will stop them until the motor cools. Clear away snow or ice to prevent an overload. Windshield Washer To wash your ...use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid can form ice on the windshield, blocking your vision. 2-46
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... cruise control disengages. If your vehicle is in cruise control when the traction control system begins to limit wheel .... If you leave your cruise control switch on when you're not using cruise, you...to use cruise control. 1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. 2. Get up to the speed you want. 3....
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...speed and stay there. If you hold the switch at R/A, the vehicle will keep going faster until you ...ll now cruise at the higher speed. D Move the cruise switch from ON to R/A. Hold it there until you get up ... move the switch to R/A briefly and then release it. Each time you do this, your vehicle will...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down. Of course,.... D Step lightly on the brake pedal, or D move the cruise switch to OFF. Erasing Cruise Speed Memory When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your cruise control set speed memory is ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...headlamps and parking lamps will come on automatically when it is dark enough outside. The lamps will come on automatically if the following conditions are met: D D D D It is dark enough outside, the ignition is in ON, the parking brake is released, and the exterior lamps control is in AUTO. 2-50
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... after dawn and before sunset. Fully functional daytime running lamps are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada. D The ignition is on, D the exterior lamps control is in AUTO, and D the shift lever is not in PARK (P). When the DRL ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... lamps push the fog lamp button or turn the ignition off. The indicator light will turn off. If... Your fog lamps will go off when you switch to high beams. When you return to low beam... lamps when any door is opened and when the ignition key is removed from the ignition. ON: Use ON to turn the interior ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...you can see inside your vehicle before you enter. To activate illuminated entry,...: D Press the power door lock switch forward. D Turn the ignition to ON. When any door is opened,...key when the interior lamps control is in DOOR, and when the ignition is in OFF, or D press UNLOCK on the optional remote...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...been closed so that you can find the ignition and buckle your safety belt... the following conditions are met: D D D D The vehicle is in PARK (P), the ignition key is out of the ignition, the interior lamps... lock switch is pressed forward. If your vehicle is equipped with the Driver Information Center...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... 25 seconds have passed if the following conditions are met: D The ignition is turned to ON, or D the exterior lamps control is turned out of AUTO.... see "Remote Lock Feedback" under "Driver Information Center" in the Index. D The ignition is turned to ON, or D the exterior lamps control is ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...the rear of the vehicle, above the liftgate/tailgate opening, and it does not have an on/off switch. The...you leave any interior or exterior lamps on while the ignition is in OFF, they will automatically turn off after .... If your vehicle has less than 14 miles (24 km) on the odometer, the battery saver...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... so you can see the side of your vehicle and the area behind your vehicle. Convex Outside Mirror Your passenger’s side mirror is convex. A convex mirrorମ. can make things (like other vehicles) look farther away than they ... the right lane, you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... There are four small storage compartments in the rear of your vehicle. One is on the passenger’s side, ... turn the key clockwise. If your vehicle has the overhead console it has a storage compartment,...€ in the Index for more information. If your vehicle has the optional OnStarR System, the OnStar ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... up the button on the garage door opener with the opening in the storage compartment door. Make sure the garage door opener button is ... of your overhead console. To install your garage door opener, follow these instructions: 1. Open the compartment by pressing the latch forward. 2. Remove the garage ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...console, press the release button. Then pull the compartment down to the full open position. Rear ...starts. Install the convenience net at the rear of your vehicle, just inside the liftgate/tailgate. Cupholders ... are located in the front door pockets of your vehicle. Attach both the upper and lower ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ...net. The side of the convenience net closest to the front of the vehicle is higher than the side closest to the liftgate/.... Store such loads on the floor of your vehicle, as far forward as you can. The front ... lower hooks on either side of the rear of the vehicle (the label on the front and rear nets ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... retainers on the floor of the rear of the vehicle. CAUTION: If the cooler storage compartment isn't secured ... stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to secure the cooler storage compartment properly.... Store such loads on the floor of your vehicle, as far forward as you can. When not...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... feature, your vehicle has a fully insulated food/beverage console/cooler located ..., as described earlier. To remove the console/cooler from the vehicle, lift the handle from the driver's side to a fully ...: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail because of overloading. Cargo ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... more storage in the rear of the vehicle. There are two separate storage compartments contained in it, one on .... The passenger's side storage compartment cover is not designed to support the driver's side storage ... and then rolled back into the vehicle. 1. Press the release lever located in front ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...two openings in the divider between the two storage compartments to accommodate longer items. 2. Press down ... on each side of the vehicle. NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover parts or components... other hand to support and lift the tray from the bottom. Remove the tray from the vehicle at about a 45...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...Floor Track Assembly Before beginning this procedure make sure that nothing is in the rear of the vehicle. 1. Feed the tethered ring through the rear lower sidewall loop on each side of the vehicle. 2. Unlock the slide locks from the two rear floor retainers by pushing...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... stay locked into place. See "Replacing the Floor Track Assembly" listed previously for more information. 1. Pick up the tray by the handle and support the tray from the bottom with your other hand. 2. Place the tray onto the floor track ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    Roof Rack System (Option) CAUTION: If you try to carry something on top of your vehicle that is longer or wider than the luggage carrier -- like paneling, ...or other drivers to have a collision, and of course damage your vehicle. You may be able to carry something like this inside. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    NOTICE: Damage may be caused to the roof of your vehicle if anything is placed directly on the roof. ...220 lbs. (100 kg) on the luggage carrier may damage your vehicle. Don't exceed the maximum vehicle capacity when loading your vehicle. For more information on vehicle capacity and loading, see "...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    Your luggage carrier has release levers within the end of each crossrail support. To adjust the crossrail(s), first remove the sunroof stop (A) by using the tool (B) located in the plastic bag in the glove box. 2-70
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    To remove the sunroof stop, do the following: 1. Remove the tool located in the bag in the glovebox labeled "tool kit-acsry." 2. Place the tool on the screw located in the side rail assembly in front of the front crossrail. 3. Remove the screw. 4. Repeat for the other side. 5. Put the tool and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... set them on fire, causing damage. Sun Visors To block out glare you can swing down the ... inboard side of the sun visors. Pull the extension out to block out glare. NOTICE: Don't hold a .... That can make it overheat, damaging the lighter and the heating element. Visor Vanity Mirrors Pull down the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...and inflate any object only to its recommended pressure. To use your air inflator system do the following: 1. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or ON. 2. Attach the appropriate nozzle adapter, if required, to the end of the hose that has the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... on for extended periods can drain the battery. Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible with the accessory power outlet and could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem see your dealer for additional information on accessory power outlets. Accessory...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ..., and never use anything that exceeds the amperage rating. When adding electrical equipment, be sure to follow the proper installation instructions included with the equipment. OnStarR System (If Equipped) OnStar is a vehicle communications ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...press the emergency service button. Upon receiving the call, an advisor at the center will locate your vehicle and assess the situation. If necessary, the advisor will alert the nearest emergency service ... Virtual Advisor services. See the OnStar owner package for more information. Volume Control...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... Services The following services are available within OnStar service plans. Your vehicle comes with a specific one-year service plan than ... panel light comes on, press the OnStar Services button. An advisor can perform a check of the engine on-board computer and recommend what action needs to be ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... if the vehicle's battery is discharged or disconnected. It may also be inoperative if the vehicle is in an accident and the OnStar or vehicle electrical system components are damaged. OnStar is the communication link between you and existing governmental ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... and hold the front of the switch until the motor stops. NOTICE: The sunroof switch will only work when the ignition is on or when the ignition is off and RAP is active. See "Retained Accessory Power" in the Index. The sunshade must be ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-80
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... I. Exterior and Interior Lamp Controls J. Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) K. Hood Release L. Parking Brake M. Horn N. Ignition Switch O. Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped) P. Shift Lever Q. Accessory Power Outlets R. Rear Vents S. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance 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 ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. If your vehicle is equipped with the Driver Information Center (DIC), you may toggle the odometer to either miles (used in the United States) or ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... to set the trip odometer to the number of miles (kilometers) driven since the ignition was last turned .... The trip odometer will then display the number of miles (kilometers) driven since the ignition was last... during the last ignition cycle.) Once you begin driving, the trip odometer will accumulate...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As you will see in ...functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensor, the air bag modules, the wiring and the diagnostic ... light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. 2-86
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ..., it means you have a brake problem. Your vehicle's hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part isn't ..., though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected right away. This light should come ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ..., 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,... System" in the Index for more information. D If there's an engine-related and brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... The SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem ... that your engine coolant has overheated. If you have been operating your vehicle under normal ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...economy may not be as good and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could... on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light...: Modifications made to the engine, transaxle, exhaust, intake or fuel system of your vehicle or the replacement...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...: Did you recently put fuel into your vehicle? If so, reinstall the fuel cap, making sure ... a deep puddle of water? If so, your electrical system may be wet. The condition will usually be corrected ... to park your vehicle. Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the engine. If the light ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... equipment and diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs Some state/provincial ... vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ...you about how much fuel you have left when the ignition is on. Here are four things that some owners ... that anything is wrong with the fuel gage. D At the gas station, the gas pump shuts off before ...Canada D The gage may not indicate empty when the ignition When the indicator nears empty, you still...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... with the charging system. It could indicate that you have problems with a generator drive belt, or another electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving while this ... driving, there may be a problem with your traction control system. Your vehicle may need service. When this...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... on for an extended period of time when the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service. Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message Traction Active Message (Option...it means that your engine coolant has overheated. If you have been operating your vehicle under normal driving ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... is low. If you do, your engine can become so hot that it catches ... lets you know when you may have a problem with your engine oil pressure... on, the engine oil level may be too low. There may also be another problem... pressure. NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... the oil level right away. Have your vehicle serviced immediately. If this change engine oil message comes on and ... you started the engine, have the oil changed. For additional information, see "Engine Oil, When to Change" in the Index. After changing the engine oil, the system must be reset. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... United States Canada United States Canada This message will come on when the ignition is turned to ON or START and the driver's or passenger's door is open. This message will come on when the ignition is turned to ON or START and the liftgate or tailgate is open. 2-98
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...be able to restart your engine if you turn it off. Your PASS-Key III system, however...and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-Key III system at ... warning message. To reset the warning message, turn the ignition to OFF then to ON. If the message stays on,...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... message. To reset the warning message, turn the ignition to OFF then to ON. If the message stays on... Fluid" in the Index for adding washer fluid instructions. If the warning message is still on after ... message. To reset the warning message, turn the ignition to OFF then to ON. If the message stays ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...United States Canada United States Canada This light will come on if your vehicle has certain non-emission related problems. For example, if the entire electrical system fails to send and receive messages from the vehicle's components, this...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... States Canada If you receive this message, your vehicle is in program mode. You are ready to begin programming your...vehicle does not have the Driver Information Center (DIC), see "Vehicle Customization" in the Index. If your vehicle is equipped with the Driver Information Center (DIC), see "...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    .... The DIC will show information about the vehicle and the surroundings. When the ignition is turned to ON or START, the DIC will display the following: PONTIAC: PONTIAC will be displayed for three seconds. If you receive this message, one or both ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    DRIVER 1: This message will be displayed for another three seconds after PONTIAC appears in the display. This display lets the driver know which driver's... of the road being traveled. The DIC will be in the last mode displayed when the engine was turned off. To select a different mode, press MODE. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... when the oil has been changed. See "How to Reset the Change Engine Oil Message" in the Index. Compass Variance Compass variance is the...odometer and if your vehicle is equipped the head-up display will also change. OFF: No driver information will be displayed in this mode. If the DIC is left in ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... does not appear, you must manually put the compass into the calibration mode.... into this mode, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on and cycle the DIC to the compass/temperature...: This display mode will be displayed when you are manually calibrating the system. The current zone number for compass...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ...your transmitter and the ignition key is in ON, the DIC will display the identified driver number. The vehicle will also .... If you unlock your vehicle using your key instead of your transmitter,...mode. Follow these steps: 1. Turn the ignition key to ON with the vehicle in PARK (P). 2. Press and release...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... will stay on for 60 seconds when the ignition is turned to OFF. Before your vehicle was shipped from the factory,...30-second activation mode. The mode to which the vehicle has been programmed may have... lamps will not turn on at the same instant that the ignition is turned to OFF. 15: The headlamps and...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...doors have been closed so that you can find your ignition and buckle your safety belt at night. ... exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. D The ignition is turned to ON, D all doors are locked using the optional...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    .... You can either exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. D The ignition is turned to ON, D LOCK is pressed on the optional remote keyless entry transmitter, D ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... one of the following modes: PARK: All doors will unlock when the shift lever is put in PARK (P). KEY OUT: All doors will unlock when the ignition key is removed. Before your vehicle was shipped from the factory, it was programmed in PARK. The mode to...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... of the following modes: ON: Lock your vehicle using the power door lock switch or the optional remote keyless transmitter ... unlock using the power door lock switch or by fully inserting the key in the ignition, immediately using the power door lock switch, or of the vehicle. D override the delayed ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...following modes: LIGHTS: This mode does the following: D During the day, when the ignition is in OFF and UNLOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter is... (see "Headlamp Exit Delay" earlier in this section). D During the night, when the ignition is in OFF and the D During the night, when the...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... is programmed to or to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed... is programmed to or to program your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... be displayed and will appear as an image focused out toward the front of your vehicle. D shift out of PARK (P), D turn the ignition key out of ON, or D do not program any commands for one minute while in the programming mode. The programming...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... HUD. Glance at your instrument panel cluster for more information. D D D D Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message Low Oil Pressure Message Charging System Indicator Message ... the distance and damage your vehicle. See each of these in the Index for more information. 2-116
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... To adjust the HUD so you can see it properly: 1. Start your engine and turn the dimmer knob to the desired HUD image brightness. The brightness of the HUD image is determined by the ambient light conditions in the direction your vehicle is facing and where you have the HUD dimmer knob set. If you...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...on the lens because the cleaner could leak into the unit. If the ignition is on and you can't see the HUD image, check to see .... D The fuse is blown. See "Fuses and Circuit Breakers" Keep in mind that your windshield is part of the HUD system. If you ever have to have your windshield replaced...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. 3-2 3-2 3-4 3-6 3-6 3-7 3-7 3-8 3-9 3-9 3-10 3-18 Comfort Controls Air Conditioning with Temperature Control Air Conditioning...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... Controls This section tells you how to make your air system work for you. With this system, you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation in your vehicle. Your vehicle also has a flow-through ventilation system described later in this ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... may use this setting to limit odors entering your vehicle. Operating the Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) system in the recirculation mode may cause ...the weather is cold and damp. To clear the fog, switch the HVAC system to either the defog or defrost mode and increase the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... Knob The right knob is used to select the direction of the air flowing into the vehicle. (Vent): This setting directs air through the instrument panel outlets. (Bi-Level): This setting directs air into your vehicle in two ways. Cooler air is directed toward your upper body through ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... may use this setting to limit odors entering your vehicle. Operating the Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) system in the recirculation mode may cause ...the weather is cold and damp. To clear the fog, switch the HVAC system to either the defog or defrost mode and increase the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... may sometimes notice water dripping from under your vehicle's engine compartment when it is idling or after it has been turned off. This is normal. Heating Move the ..., 0_F (-18_C) or lower, your heating system will provide heat more quickly because the engine coolant is already ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... the defogger grid on the rear window. The engine must be running for the defogger grid to warm up. The system will turn off automatically after .... You can also turn the defogger off by turning the ignition to OFF or by pressing the button again. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license across the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... vehicle's flow-through ventilation system supplies outside air into the vehicle when it is moving. Outside ... adjust the direction and amount of airflow inside the vehicle. Push the outlet up or down to direct ... moments before driving off. This helps clear the intake ducts of snow and moisture, and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it. Your vehicle has a feature called Retained... you can play your audio system even after the ignition is turned off. See "... set with the ignition on or off. To set the clock to the time of an FM station broadcasting Radio Data System ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... choice allows for more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. Then, as you drive, SCV ... played and to display the clock. Pushing this knob with the ignition off will display the clock. Finding a Station Playing ... to decrease volume. BAND: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    SCAN : Press and hold one of the SCAN arrows for two seconds until SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep. The radio will go to a station, play for a few seconds, then go on to the next station. Press one of the SCAN arrows again to stop scanning. The sound will mute while scanning. To ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble) TONE: Press and release this button until BASS, MID or TREB appears on the display. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the tone control can be adjusted. When adjusting BASS, MID or TREB, turn the SELECT knob clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    .... You can use RDS to display program information and to control your radio. With RDS, the...for use on FM stations which broadcast RDS information. The RDS features of your radio rely upon ... stations. These features will only work when the RDS information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... broadcast. BAND (Alternate Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same programming. Press and hold BAND for... frequency off. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. Setting Preset PTY Stations The six numbered...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... work during actual emergency broadcasts, and will not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, INFO will appear on the display. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... it means that your radio has not been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. Playing a Compact Disc With the ignition on, insert a disc partway into the slot, label side up. The player will...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...compact disc. See "EQ" listed previously for more information. SEEK : Press the down arrow while playing ... display. RCL (Recall): Push this button to see how long the current track has been playing. ... eject a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs may be loaded with ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... and Compact Disc Player with Programmable Equalization and Radio Data System (RDS) (If Equipped) D The disc is dirty, scratched, wet or..., write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL (Volume...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... (Recall): Push this knob to display the station being played or to display the clock. Pushing this knob with the ignition off will display the clock. Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. The display shows ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    Setting Preset Stations The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM1 and six FM2) by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press BAND to select AM, FM1 or FM2. 3. Tune in the desired station. 4. Press EQ to ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    .... You can use RDS to display program information and to control your radio. With RDS, the...for use on FM stations which broadcast RDS information. The RDS features of your radio rely upon ... stations. These features will only work when the RDS information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... broadcast. BAND (Alternate Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same programming. Press and hold BAND for... frequency off. AF OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. Setting Preset PTY Stations The six numbered...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... work during actual emergency broadcasts, and will not work during tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, INFO will appear on the display. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...Messages CALIBRATE: Your audio system has been calibrated for your vehicle from the factory. If ...been configured properly for your vehicle and must be returned to the dealership for service. Playing a Cassette... visible should face to the right. If the ignition is on, but the radio is off, the tape can...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...inserted. If you want to insert a tape when the ignition is off, first press the eject button ...Forward): Press this pushbutton to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press this pushbutton again to return .... See "EQ" listed previously for more information. SEEK : Press the up or down arrow...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... eject a tape. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. Cassettes may be loaded with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first. Cassette Tape Messages ...displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-26
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...See "EQ" listed previously for more information. D Turn the ignition to ON or ACCESSORY. D Turn the radio off.... button is pressed. Playing a Compact Disc With the ignition on, insert a disc partway into the slot,.... If you want to insert a CD when the ignition is off, first press the eject symbol ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...to eject a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs may be loaded with the radio and ignition off if this button is pressed first. Compact Disc Messages CHECK ... displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-28
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... choice allows for more volume compensation at faster vehicle speeds. Then, as you drive, automatic ... station being played or to display the clock. Pushing this knob with the ignition off will display the clock Playing the Radio ... a Station AM FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ...to increase or decrease. When you use this knob, the radio's tone setting will switch to custom. If a station is weak or noisy, you may want to decrease ... controls to the middle position, push and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. The radio will produce one beep and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... another program type will appear on the display and AUTO EQ will switch to one of the preset program types. To return to the manual mode (CUSTOM), press the ... button until CUSTOM appears on the display. Then you will be able to manually adjust the bass, midrange and treble using the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... use on FM stations which broadcast RDS information. The RDS features of your radio rely .... These features will only work when the RDS information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information that will cause the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    AM FM (Alternate Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program type. Press and ...OFF will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. When you turn the ignition off and then on again, the alternate frequency feature will ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ...station that broadcasts traffic announcements, it will stop. If no station is found, NONE FOUND will appear ...insert one disc, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Press and release the LOAD side ...insert multiple discs, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Press and hold the LOAD side...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... times before stopping. Do not repeatedly press the CD eject side of the LOAD CD eject button to eject a disc after you have tried to push it in manually. The receivers 25-second eject timer will reset at each press of eject, which will cause the receiver to not eject the disc until the 25-second ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... setting while playing a compact disc. The equalization will be automatically set whenever you play a compact disc. See "AUTO EQ" listed previously for more information. SEEK : To seek, press the left arrow while playing a CD to go to the start of the current track, if more than 10 seconds have ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... again, to stop scanning. P-TYPE (Program Type): Push this knob to see how long the current track has been playing. To change what is normally ... least one disc. See "LOAD CD" listed previously in this section for more information. 2. Check to see that the disc changer is not in song list mode. S-...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    If you attempt to save more than 20 selections, S-LIST FULL will appear on the display. To play the song list, press the SONG LIST button. One beep will be heard and S-LIST will appear on the display. The recorded tracks will begin to play in the order that they were saved. You may seek through the...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... controls always have priority over the RSA controls. If the front seat passengers switch the source for the main radio to a remote source, the RSA will play the same ... your dealer. If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-39
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... Seat Radio Controls AM FM: Press this button to switch between AM, FM1 and FM2. If ... listening to AM FM, the RSA controller will not switch between the bands and cannot change the ... radio is in use. The following functions are controlled by the RSA system buttons: PWR (Power): Press this button to ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... a CD is playing, press this button to select TAPE CD: Press this button to switch between playing a cassette tape or a compact disc when listening to the ... tape or a compact disc is playing, to listen to the radio. If your vehicle has this option, you can control certain radio functions using the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... your radio. The feature works automatically by learning a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the radio is moved to a different vehicle, ...press this button to play the other side of the tape. If your vehicle has the six-disc compact disc audio system and multiple discs are loaded,...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...will give you the best sound, but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Tall buildings or hills can interfere with FM signals, causing the sound to come and go. MUTE: Press this button to silence the system. Press it again, or any other radio button, to turn mute off. 3-43
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... following: NOTICE: Before you add any sound equipment to your vehicle -- like a tape player, CB radio, mobile telephone or two-... do it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle's engine, Delphi Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... fault. If this other cassette has no improvement in sound quality, clean the tape player.... is available through your dealer (GM Part No. 12344789). When cleaning the cassette tape ... from being ejected, use the following steps. 1. Turn the ignition to ON or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...was reset. Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality may degrade over time. Always make ... before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your Compact Disc Player The ...CD mechanism. Integrated Windshield Antenna The antenna in your vehicle is a very thin, metal layer in the windshield. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... 4 Your Driving and the Road Here you'll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather ...14 4-15 4-16 Your Driving, the Road and Your Vehicle Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a Vehicle Braking Traction Control System (If Equipped) All-Wheel-Drive (AWD)...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... together can help you understand how your vehicle handles and what you can do ... Behavior The single most important thing is this: everyone in the vehicle, including the driver, should buckle up.... on an important responsibility. This is true for any motor vehicle -- passenger car, van, truck or sport ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... about driving in different conditions, this section contains information about city, freeway, and off-road ... techniques could save your life. Vehicle Design According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, utility ... of the road, but also give utility vehicles a higher center of gravity than other...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... laws. The obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. ... on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends upon four things: D The ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    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 an increasing number of U.S. states, and throughout Canada, sets the legal limit at 0.08 percent. In some ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    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'... that many people don't know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person's system can make crash injuries worse, especially injuries to the brain,...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. ... 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... it's easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...is an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. When you start your engine, or when you begin to drive ...pedal moves or pulses a little. This is normal. United States Canada If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road conditions. This can help you steer around the obstacle while braking hard. Let's say the road is wet and you're driving safely. Suddenly, an ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ...notice some noise, but this is normal. Traction Control System (If Equipped) Your vehicle may have a traction control system that limits...or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system works the front brakes and reduces engine power to limit wheel spin. The TRACTION ACTIVE message will ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...button on the instrument panel switchbank. If this message comes on and stays on or comes on while you are driving, there's a problem with your traction control system. See "Service Traction System Warning Message" in the Index. When this ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... AWD applications, the engine torque may be reduced to protect AWD system components. If the vehicle ... off to protect the system from overheating. When the system cools down, the AWD system will activate itself ... power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in ...the time for evasive action -- steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well in ...you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... slightly below the pavement, recovery should be fairly easy. Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, 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...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the ...A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially dangerous move... other cars are lined up to pass a slow vehicle, wait D Watch for traffic signs, pavement ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...lane to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate .... (Remember that your right outside mirror is convex. The vehicle you just passed may seem to be... D Try not to pass more than one vehicle at a time on two-lane roads. Reconsider before ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...more limited. While driving on a surface with reduced traction, try your best to avoid sudden steering, acceleration or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear). Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You may not ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... may need to slow down and keep more space between you and other vehicles. headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. D Slow down... more dangerous than day driving. One reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-18
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    No one can see as well at night as in the daytime. But as we get older these ... to wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're ... severe glare (as from a driver who doesn't lower the high beams, or a vehicle with misaimed headlamps), slow down a little. Avoid ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... keep your wiping equipment in good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they show ... separate from the inserts. Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... and you're going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. Hydroplaning doesn't happen often. But it can if your ... or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ...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 avoid deep puddles or standing ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...a cross-country trip. D Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities. Youମ.ll save time and energy. See the next part, “Freeway Driving.” D Treat a green light as... may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...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 ...lane, glance quickly over your shoulder to make sure there isn't another vehicle in your "blind" spot. Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ...clothing and shoes you can easily drive in. Is your vehicle ready for a long trip? If you keep it serviced and maintained, it's ready to ...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...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... of road with the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy. Don't let it happen to you! If it does, your vehicle can leave the road in less than a second, and you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. D... 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...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...Here are some tips for winter driving: D Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. D You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your vehicle. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom,...bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items in your vehicle. 4-28
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... the traction system off if you ever need to. You should turn the system off if your vehicle ever gets stuck in sand, mud, ice or snow. See "Rocking Your Vehicle" in the Index. Even though your vehicle has a traction system, you'll want to slow down and adjust your ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...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. ..., you could be in a serious situation. You should probably stay with your vehicle unless you know for sure that you are near help and you can hike ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... trap exhaust gases under your vehicle. This can cause deadly CO (carbon monoxide) gas to get inside. CO could overcome you and kill...on the side of the vehicle that's away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    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. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ..., do the following: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel ... parking brake. If you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle, it cannot be towed with any of its wheels on the ground. It can be ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...load equally on both sides of the centerline. Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle or the GAWR for either the front or rear axle. CAUTION: Do not... vehicle any heavier than the GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail because of overloading. If you put... a crash. D Put things in the cargo area of your vehicle. Try to spread the weight evenly. D Never stack heavier things, like suitcases, inside the vehicle so that some of them are above the tops of ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... See "Loading Your Vehicle" in the Index. If the ignition key is in ACCESSORY, ON or when RAP is active, you ... times within one trip, your vehicle needs service. Using heavier suspension components ...section. Ask your dealer for advice and information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. 4-36
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... in this part, and see your dealer for important information about towing a trailer with your vehicle... is different than just driving your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling... harder against the drag of the added weight. The engine is required to operate at relatively higher speeds...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... about sway controls. (800 km) your new vehicle is driven. Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged. tow a trailer, don't ... and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. gear) when towing a trailer. Operating ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Pontiac - GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit... because your vehicle will be carrying that weight, too. See "Loading Your Vehicle" in the Index for more information about your...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...€™t go over the GVW limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the trailer tongue. Safety ... the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch ... be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you’ll...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...rear or another opening, drive with your front, main heating or cooling system on and with the fan on any speed. This will bring fresh, outside air into your vehicle. ... and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... Distance Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you would when driving your vehicle ... could cause the trailer to come in contact with the vehicle. Your vehicle could be damaged. Avoid making very ...ll need to go much farther beyond the passed vehicle before you can return to your lane....
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    .... Driving On Grades Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before you start down a long or steep downgrade....so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. If you are ...of AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D) (or, as you need to, a lower gear). This will minimize heat build-up and extend the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, belts, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index ... hitch nuts and bolts are tight. D start your engine, D shift into a gear, and D release the parking brake. 2....
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    .... 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-9 5-9 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-12 5-20 5-20 5-44 5-46 Cooling System If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire Compact Spare Tire If Youମ.
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... button is located on top of the steering column. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn't in.... warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    .... They can be dangerous because: D They contain acid that can burn you. D They contain gas that can explode or ignite. D They contain enough electricity to burn you. If you don't follow these steps exactly, some or all of these things...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...is located under a tethered cap at the front of the underhood fuse block. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. Flip the cap up...! CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...to positive (+) or to a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. Negative (-) will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (-) terminal if the vehicle has one. Don't connect positive (+) to negative (-) or ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... until the next step. The other end of the negative (-) cable doesn't go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (-) terminal on the vehicle with the dead battery. 5-6
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...cable at least 18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, and the ... covered by your warranty. 10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 11. Try to start ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... vehicle. 5. Return the remote positive (+) terminal cover to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (-) Terminal B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) and Remote Negative (-) Terminals C. Dead Battery ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... (such as behind a motorhome), see "Recreational Vehicle Towing" in the Index. Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode This emergency ...NOTICE: After driving in the overheated engine protection operating mode, to avoid engine damage, allow the engine to cool before attempting any repair. The ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the engine is cool. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index for information on driving to a safe place in an emergency. CAUTION: Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if you just ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... you still have the warning, turn off the engine and get everyone out of the vehicle until it cools down. Also, see "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" listed previously in this section. You may decide not to lift the hood but to ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the ... else until it cools down. The vehicle should be parked on a level surface. A. Radiator Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans C. Coolant Recovery Tank 5-12
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ..., heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling system. NOTICE: Engine damage from... your warranty. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index for information on driving to a safe .... CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at or above the FULL COLD mark,... weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... 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....at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot. Wait...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    How to Add Coolant to the Radiator NOTICE: Your engine has a specific radiator fill procedure. Failure to follow this ... be severely damaged. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    Housing Bypass Tube 3. After the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed valves. 2. Then keep turning the ... 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. 5-17
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ..., close the valves after the radiator is filled. 5. Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from the engine and the compartment. 6. Start ... 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 ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the filler neck, reinstall the pressure cap. Be sure the arrows on the pressure cap line up like this. 9. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 10. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank. 5-19
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... prevent the vehicle from moving: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. Turn off the engine. To be even more certain the vehicle won't move, you can put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...and Tools The equipment you'll need is located in the storage compartment at the rear of the vehicle, on the passenger's side. 1. Remove the optional side convenience net. The... use the jack and change a tire. 2. Open the jack storage compartment by lifting up the tab and pulling the cover off. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    A. Jack B. Wing Nut and Screw C. Jacking Instructions D. Folding Wrench The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), folding wrench (B), ... lift up the jack from the bracket tab and then take it out of the storage compartment. Separate the jack and remove the folding wrench from the jack. 5-22
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... Tray) The compact spare tire is located under the vehicle, ahead of the rear bumper. Use the spare ... Spare Tire" later in this section for more information about the compact spare. 1. Flip the rear cargo ... tire can be pulled out from under the vehicle. A. Hoist Shaft B. Folding Wrench C. Hoist ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...Convenience/Cargo Tray)" and "Storing a Flat (Vehicles with the Sliding Rear Convenience/Cargo Tray... the following to check the cable: 1. Check under the vehicle to see if the cable is visible. 2. If... with Step 4 under "Removing the Spare Tire (Vehicles without the Sliding Rear Convenience/Cargo...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ..."Compact Spare Tire" later in this section for more information about the compact spare. A. Sliding Rear Convenience/ Cargo Tray B. Storage Compartment Cap Hole C. Folding Wrench D. E. F. G. H. Extension Tube Retainer Compact Spare Tire Spring ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... spare tire. 4. Open the driver's side storage compartment door of the sliding rear tray. 5. Remove ... the extension tube that is attached at the front of the storage compartment. 7. Insert one end of the extension tube ... store a full-size or a flat road tire under the vehicle. See "Storing a Flat ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...the tire not to lower. Do the following to check the cable: 1. Check under the vehicle to see if the cable is visible. 2. If not visible, see "Secondary ...did lower to the ground, continue with Step 9 under "Removing the Spare Tire (Vehicles with the Sliding Rear Convenience/ Cargo Tray)". 5-27
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    Secondary Latch System Your vehicle has an underbody mounted tire hoist assembly equipped with a secondary latch system. It's designed to .... See "Storing the Spare Tire and Tools" in the Index for instructions on storing the compact spare tire correctly. Front-Wheel ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... (15 cm) of cable is exposed. 2. Attach the folding wrench to the jack and raise the jack at least 10 turns. 3. Place the jack under the vehicle, ahead of the rear bumper. Position the center lift point of the jack under the center of the spare tire. 4. Turn the folding wrench clockwise to raise ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    6. Lower the jack by turning the folding wrench counterclockwise. Keep lowering the jack until the spare tire slides off the jack 7. Disconnect the wrench from the jack and carefully remove the jack. Use one hand to push against the spare while firmly pulling the jack out from under the spare tire...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    .... If the spare tire does not slide off the jack completely, make sure no one is behind you or on either side of you as you pull the jack ...the jack and raise the jack at least 10 turns. 3. Place the jack under the vehicle, ahead of the rear bumper. Position the center lift point of the jack under the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    4. Turn the folding wrench clockwise to raise the jack until it lifts the secondary latch spring. 5. Keep raising the jack until the spare tire stops moving upward and is held firmly in place, this lets you know that the secondary latch has released 6. Lower the jack by turning the folding wrench ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    8. Reach under the vehicle and remove the folding wrench and jack. 9. When the spare tire has been completely lowered, tilt the retainer and slip it ...using the hoist assembly until it has been repaired or replaced. 7. Grasp the spare tire with both hands and pull it out from under the vehicle. 5-33
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...remove the cover with your bare hands. If your vehicle has aluminum wheels, remove the wheel nut caps ... key between the lock nut and folding wrench. The key is supplied in the front passenger door pocket. NOTICE: ... help avoid damage to lock nut or wheel lock key, do not use an impact wrench with this...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. NOTICE: Do not place the jack under the rear axle control arms....shown for proper jack location. CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...jack. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the spare ... tire. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel ... rust or dirt from the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... tire and put the wheel nuts back on with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. 9. Lower the vehicle by attaching the folding wheel wrench to the jack and turning the wrench counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 5-37
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... specification. 11. Don't try to put a wheel cover on the compact spare tire. It won't fit. Store the wheel cover securely in the rear of the vehicle until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. CAUTION: Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... or Spare Tire and Tools CAUTION: CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or .... The underbody-mounted spare tire needs to be stored with the valve stem pointing down. If the spare tire is ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... spare tire on the ground at the rear of the vehicle. Position the compact spare tire so the valve stem is pointed down facing the rear of the vehicle. 2. Lower the cable to ... position, turn the tire so the valve stem is towards the rear of the vehicle. This will help when you check and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    Put back all tools as they were stored in the jack storage compartment and put the compartment cover back on. To put the cover back on, slip the tabs on the bottom of the cover into the bottom of the cover opening. Push the cover in place and push down the tab on the top of the cover so that it ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...tools as they were stored in the jack storage compartment. Attach the wrench back to the jack. Put ...bracket. Use the bolt to tighten the jack. 7. Put the compartment cover back on. To put the cover back.... 2. Lay the tire in the rear cargo area of the vehicle with the valve stem up with the center hole...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... stored position. 2. Open the driver's side storage compartment door of the sliding rear tray. 3. Remove the... Lay the tire on top of the driver's side storage compartment with the valve stem down. Make sure ...Nut D. J-hook E. Full-size Tire F. Storage Compartment Cap Hole 6. Install the wing nut ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... all tools as they were stored in the storage compartment. Attach the wrench back to the jack. Put the... bracket. Use the bolt to tighten the jack. 9. Put the compartment cover back on. To put the cover back ...kPa). After installing the compact spare on your vehicle, you should stop as soon as possible ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...is installed, don't take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare ... and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don't use your compact spare ...is normal. Damage to the all-wheel drive system will occur, if the vehicle is driven for an extended period with...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... explode, and you or others could be injured. And, the transaxle or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When you're stuck, spin the wheels as little as possible. Don't spin the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood Engine Oil Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped) ... Spotting GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label Electrical System Replacement Bulbs Capacities and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    .... You'll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you'll ... manual. It tells you much more about how to service your vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Your vehicle has an air bag...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... experience, the proper replacement parts and tools before you attempt any vehicle maintenance ... If it is bad enough, it can damage your engine. A little pinging noise when you accelerate or...uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary....
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association for better vehicle performance and engine protection. Gasolines meeting these specifications could provide improved driveability and ...see "Malfunction Indicator Lamp" in the Index) and your vehicle may fail a smog-check test. If ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ...air, all gasolines in the United States are now required to contain additives that will help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing your emission control... use fuel containing methanol. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage plastic and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    Filling Your Tank CAUTION: Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that ...if you're near gasoline or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials... shown. The fuel cap is located on the driver's side of the vehicle. To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly to...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    CAUTION: If you get gasoline on yourself and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. Gasoline can spray out on you ... Lamp" in the Index. The malfunction indicator lamp (SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light) will come on if the fuel cap is not properly installed. NOTICE: If you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...fill a portable fuel container while it is in your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the gasoline vapor. You can be ... tools away from any underhood electric fan. CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel,...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    Hood Release To open the hood, do the following: 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and slide the secondary hood release from left to right. 3. Lift the hood. 1. Pull the hood release handle, located on the driver's side under the instrument panel. Before closing the hood, be sure all filler caps ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    Engine Compartment Overview When you lift the hood, you'll see these items: A. B. C. D. ... E. Brake Master Cylinder F. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir G. Battery H. Radiator Pressure Cap I. J. K. L. Engine Oil Fill Cap Engine Oil Dipstick Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Coolant Reservoir 6-...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...located at the front of the engine compartment, near the center. The dipstick handle has a bright, yellow loop... identification. Canada See “Engine Compartment Overview” in the Index for more information on location. Turn... level right away. For more information, see “Low Engine Oil Level Messageମ.
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... damaged. The engine oil fill cap is located just behind the engine oil dipstick. Your vehicle may have a cap with text and a graphic or just a graphic as shown above. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. Be sure to fill it enough to ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the starburst...changed for you, be sure the oil put into your engine is American Petroleum Institute certified for gasoline engines. You should also use the proper viscosity oil for your vehicle, as shown...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...-30 oil. Both will provide easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low temperatures. Your vehicle has a computer system that lets you know when to change the engine oil and filter. This is based on engine ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...does not have the optional Driver Information Center (DIC), do the following: 1. With the ignition switch in ON but the engine off, fully push and release the ...used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... the clamps. The engine air cleaner/filter is located at the front of the engine compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle, under the engine coolant reservoir. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. 6-16
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... be burned. Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. Passenger Compartment Air Filter (If Equipped) ... air, is routed through a passenger compartment filter, which is part of a two-piece filter system. The filter removes certain ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    2. Pull the tab up and out on the outer access panel. 3. Then squeeze the tab on the left of the inner access panel to open the door. 4. The first air filter will pull straight out. To remove the second, reach in and slide it toward the opening. Pull the second filter out. 6-18
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... to check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and filter... 50,000 miles (83 000 km) if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these... D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...much or too little fluid can damage your transaxle. Too much can mean that some of the fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little fluid could cause the transaxle to overheat. Be sure...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... red loop. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. 1. Pull... each gear range, pausing for about three seconds in each range. Then, position the shift... steps: The dipstick is located toward the back of the engine compartment, next to the brake master cylinder...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... level into the cross-hatched area on the dipstick. 1. Pull out the dipstick. 2. Using a long-neck funnel, add enough fluid at the dipstick hole to bring ... caused by fluid other than DEXRONR-III is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. 3. After adding fluid, recheck the fluid level as described ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure to perform the lubricant checks described.... However, they have two additional systems that need lubrication. How to Check Lubricant Transfer... Inspections" in the Index. To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. If the level...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... Maintenance Services" in the Index. How to Check Lubricant To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. If the level is below the bottom of the... the bottom of the filler plug hole. A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if needed. What to Use ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    Engine Coolant The cooling system in your vehicle is filled with DEX-COOLR engine coolant. This coolant is designed to remain in ... life coolant. The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see “Engine Overheatingମ.
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you ..., have your dealer check your cooling system. CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other liquid ... wouldn't get the overheat warning. Your engine could catch fire and you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    Checking Coolant The engine coolant reservoir is located in the engine compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. The vehicle must be on a level ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... 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 to add coolant to the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... up with the overflow tube on the radiator filler neck. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. Power ...noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down, wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean, then ... the cap again and look at the fluid level on the dipstick. When the engine compartment is hot, the level should be at the H (hot) mark. When ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... the solution to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn't clean as well as ...your washer system and paint. Brakes Brake Fluid D D Your brake master cylinder is located in the engine compartment on the driver's side of the vehicle. 6-31
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for the location of the reservoir. There...If you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on the engine. The fluid will burn if the engine is hot enough. You or others could be burned, and your vehicle could...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    .... NOTICE: D Using the wrong fluid can 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 have to be replaced. Donମ.
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ...lead to an accident. When you hear the brake wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections." Brake Pedal Travel See your dealer if the...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if... battery's label. We recommend an ACDelco battery. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for battery location. WARNING: Battery...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... If you're not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more, remove the black, negative... dealer's service department. CAUTION: Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that can explode. You can be badly hurt ... Bulbs CAUTION: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... the lamp housing. 3. Unsnap the headlamp assembly by pulling it forward, away from the vehicle. 4. Disconnect the electrical connector by pulling back on the locking tab, located on the electrical connector, to separate the two connectors. 6-37
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    9. Install the new bulb into the electrical connector. Push the bulb firmly enough so that the gray tabs hook over the ...panel. 13. Push firmly on both ends of the headlamp to snap it into position. 8. Unhook the electrical connector by lifting up the gray tabs and separate the connector from the bulb...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... the hood. 5. Unscrew the bulb socket from the lamp assembly by pressing the tab while turning it counterclockwise. 2. Remove the two inboard screws attaching the lamp to the fender bracket. 3. Unsnap the lamp assembly by lifting straight up. 4. Pull the lamp assembly away from the vehicle. 6-39
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    6. Replace the bulb by pulling the old one out and gently pushing the new one into the lamp socket. 7. Line up the tabs on the socket with the gaps in the socket holes and screw the bulb socket back into the lamp housing until a click is heard (the tab popping back out). 8. To reinstall the lamp ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    A. Stop/Taillamps B. Back-up Lamps 5. Replace the bulb by pulling the old one out and gently pushing the new one into the bulb socket. 6. Line up the tabs on the bulb socket with the gaps in the socket holes and screw the bulb socket back into the lamp housing. You will hear a click. 7. To ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...wear or cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" in the Index for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in...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...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever 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 as overloaded tires. The resulting...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires when they're cold. "Cold" means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km). NOTICE: (Continued) If your tires have too much air (...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    .... See "Wheel Nut Torque" in the Index. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after a... a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... Certification/Tire label. The tires installed on your vehicle when it was new had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification ... same TPC Spec number. That way your vehicle will continue to have tires that are designed to give ... and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...different sizes may also cause damage to your vehicle. Be sure to use the same size and type ...or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of 10 to 12 inches (25 to... use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.... tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...to have the right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your vehicle. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration, headlamp aim, bumper height, vehicle ground clearance and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...use on your vehicle and tire size combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or... of clearance can cause damage to the brakes, suspension or other vehicle parts. CAUTION: (Continued) 6-50
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting your vehicle, stop and... you strike a match or get them on a hot part of the vehicle. Some are dangerous if you ... container to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ...use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your vehicle: D D D D Alcohol Laundry Soap Bleach Reducing Agents D Carefully ... the Index. Here are some cleaning tips: D Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. D Clean up stains as soon as ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (black), egg, fruit, fruit juice...off excess stain, then sponge the soiled area with cool water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers after cleaning vomit or urine...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... decals on the inside rear window, since they may have to be scraped off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be damaged. Any temporary license should not be attached across the defogger grid. Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... gloss retention and durability. Washing Your Vehicle The best way to preserve your vehicle's ... strong soaps or chemical detergents. Be sure to rinse the vehicle well, removing all soap residue ...washes may cause water to enter your vehicle. Weatherstrips Silicone grease on weatherstrips will make ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." NOTICE: Machine compounding or aggressive .... Finish Care Occasional waxing or mild polishing of your vehicle by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... tires. Sheet Metal Damage If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal ... shop applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer replacement parts will provide the corrosion protection while maintaining the warranty. 6-57
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    .... 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 ...) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust system even though ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials 6-59
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Engine Identification The 8th character in your VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ...., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, be sure to get it fixed. Power Windows and Other Power Options ... load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. 6-61
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you... as soon as you can. There are two fuse blocks in your vehicle: the floor console fuse block and... Fuse Block The floor console fuse block is located to the right of the shift lever. The fuses marked spare are ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... Control (ELC) Compressor Liftglass and Endgate Rear Auxiliary Power Outlet ELC Compressor Relay and Height Sensor Heated Mirrors Power Mirrors Ignition 1 Module Turn Signal Switch and NSBU Switch 6-63
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ...Usage Rear Defogger Air Bag Module Canister Vent Solenoid and TCC Switch HVAC Blower Motor HVAC Mode and Temperature Motors and Head...Washer Instrument Panel Cluster, BCM, PASS-KeyR III Park Lock Ignition Key Solenoid Not Used Power Sunroof Power Windows Map Lamps, Courtesy Lamps and Instrument Panel ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    Underhood Fuse Block Mini Fuses This fuse block is located in the engine compartment, to the rear of the windshield washer fluid reservoir. See "Engine Compartment Overview" in the Index for more information on location. The fuses marked spare are available if ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... ABS Solenoid Valves Oxygen Sensors - Emissions Control Injectors Spare Engine Controls ... Headlamp Driver's High-Beam Headlamp Ignition Switch Battery Power Parking Lamps ... Front Fog Lamps Ignition Relay, Neutral Start Switch, Powertrain Control Module... Lock Control System Spare 28 29 30 31 32 33 34...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...38 39 40 41 Usage Starter Solenoid Battery Fuse ABS Motor Spare Spare Engine Cooling Fan Engine Cooling Fan Main Battery Fuse for ...47 48 Usage Main Battery Fuse for HVAC Blower and Ignition 3 relay Main Battery fuse for Ignition Switch, Radio, Heads-Up Display, Remote Keyless Entry,...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    Mini Relay 58 59 60 61 62 63 Usage Starter Relay Cooling Fan Ignition 1 Relay Cooling Fan Cooling Fan Air Pump Spare Fuses 64 65 66 67 68 69 Fuse Puller 70 Diode Usage Spare Spare Spare Spare Spare Spare Fuse Puller Diode for Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch 6-68
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... ...10.8 quarts (10.2 L) Rear Differential Fluid Capacity ...2.1 quarts (2.0 L) Transfer Case Fluid Capacity ...0.613 pints (290.1 ml) Cooling System ...9.6 quarts (9.1 L) Engine Oil with Filter ...4.5 quarts (4.3 L) Fuel Capacity ...18.0 U.S. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    Engine Specifications Engine VIN Code ...E Engine Type ...V6 Firing Order ...1-2-3-4-5-6 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...1208C * Engine Oil Filter ...PF 47 * Passenger Compartment Air Filter Kit ...10302760 Spark Plugs ...41-...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ..., dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-5 7-15 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Scheduled Maintenance Part B: Owner Checks and Services 7-20 7-22 7-24 Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Part ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... procedures are important. Improper vehicle maintenance can even affect the quality of the air we ... in good condition, please maintain your vehicle properly. Maintenance Requirements Have you ... and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ...service department or another qualified service center do these jobs. "Part B: Owner Checks ...easily do to help keep your vehicle in good condition. "Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections"...service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...keep your vehicle in good condition, see your dealer. This part tells you the maintenance services you ...GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids... lubricants to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...166 000 km) at the same intervals for the life of this vehicle. The services shown at 150,000 miles ... miles (240 000 km) for the life of this vehicle. See “Owner Checks and Servicesମ. rotation. See “Brake System Inspection” under “Periodic Maintenance Inspections” in Part C of this schedule....
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ...and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance Change engine oil and filter as indicated by the GM Oil Life System (or every 12 months, whichever ...€ in the Index for information on resetting the system. An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components with each engine oil and filter change. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-7
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    Scheduled Maintenance 7-8
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) j Inspect engine air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty ... Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [.) j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 37,500 Miles (62 500 km...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    .... - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid ...Tire Inspection and Rotation" in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-11
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ...€ in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j If Equipped: Replace passenger compartment air filter. If you drive regularly...conditions, the filter may require replacement more often. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j Rotate tires. See "Tire ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ...000 km) j Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine... to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. SERVICED BY: 7-14
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... lubricants are added to your vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown in Part D. Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOLR coolant... Index for further details. Engine Coolant Level Check At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt ... fluid level; add if needed. See "Automatic Transaxle Fluid" in the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. 7-16
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood latch ... use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should work only in PARK ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ...to move the shift lever out 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 parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to OFF in ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move. D To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL ... brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. ability: With the engine running, shift to PARK (P). Then release ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... exhaust fumes into the vehicle. See "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. Fuel System Inspection Inspect the...leakage. Replace seals if necessary. Engine Cooling System Inspection Inspect the hoses and ...help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap is recommended ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... System Inspection Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts. Replace ...-Wheel Drive Inspection Every 12 months or at engine oil change intervals, check rear ...lubricant when necessary. A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... and lubricants identified below by name, part number or specification may be obtained from your dealer. USAGE Engine Oil FLUID/LUBRICANT Engine oil...or equivalent). DEXRONR-III Automatic Transmission Fluid. Engine Coolant Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). 7-...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... FLUID/LUBRICANT Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting ...FLUID/LUBRICANT LubriplateR Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 12346293 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting ... or equivalent). Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579 or equivalent). Carrier Assembly ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    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 Services” or “Periodic Maintenanceମ.
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-25
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-26
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    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 8-2 8-3 8-5 8-5 8-6 8-6 Pontiac Cares What Makes Up Pontiac ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ...and elements are designed to make you realize that Pontiac recognizes you as a valuable customer, appreciates ..., comfort and convenience. What Makes Up Pontiac Cares? D A 3 year/36,000 mile ...and are discussed in greater detail in your owner's manual. Pontiac is focusing on the changing needs of our...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of...concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-762-2737. In...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... prompt attention. Please have the following information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative: D Vehicle Identification Number (This is available ... D Vehicle delivery date and present mileage When contacting Pontiac, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved at a...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ... and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment available at its Customer ...800-268-6800 Customer Assistance Offices Pontiac encourages customers to call the toll-free ... for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Pontiac, the letter should be addressed to Pontiac's Customer...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... can also provide you with free resource information, such as area driver assessment centers and ...800-ROADSIDE (1-800-762-3743) As the proud owner of a new Pontiac vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Pontiac Roadside Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... providing minor repair information over the phone or making arrangements to tow your vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer. We will provide the following services for 3 years/36,000 ... (60 000 km), at no expense to you: D Fuel delivery D Lock-out service (identification required) ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when, in Pontiac's judgement, the claims become excessive in frequency ..., call 1-888-889-2438. Courtesy Transportation Pontiac has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of motor vehicles. To enhance ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... wait. However, if you are unable to wait Pontiac helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ...should reflect actual costs and be supported by original receipts. Courtesy Rental Vehicle When your ...warranty coverage period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General ...20590 You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the hotline. Warranty ... Your vehicle comes with a separate warranty booklet that contains detailed warranty information. 8-10
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT If you live in Canada, and you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you should immediately notify Transport Canada, in ...€™ll notify us. Please call us at 1–800–762-2737, or write: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 In...
  • 2002 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body, etc. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $120.00 Owner's Information Owner publications ...



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