2004 Pontiac Aztek Owner's Manual

2004 Pontiac Aztek Manual

2004 Pontiac Aztek manual table of contents:

  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2004 Pontiac Aztek Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-6 Safety Belts ...1-12 Child Restraints ...1-39 Air Bag Systems ...1-61 Restraint System Check ...1-71 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-2 Doors and Locks ...2-7 Windows ...2-12 Theft-...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ...: Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 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 time it ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    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 ..., it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you will find that pictures and words work together to explain things. ...
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    ...damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be ... help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE... Overview in Section 3 Climate Controls in Section 3 Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators in Section 3 Audio System...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle: v
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  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Your Restraint Systems ...1-71 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-72 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Passenger Seat ...1-2 Six-Way Power Seats ...1-2 Manual Lumbar ...1-3 Heated Seats ...1-3 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-4 Head Restraints ...1-5 Rear Seats ...1-6 Rear ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    Front Seats Manual Passenger Seat Pull up on the lever, located on the front of the seat, to unlock and move the seat. Six-Way... the rear portion of the cushion up or down. Slide the seat to where you want it and release the lever. To make sure the seat is locked into place, try to move the seat back...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Manual Lumbar The knob that controls this feature is located on the outboard sides of the driver's and front passenger's seats. Heated ... switchbank. Turn the knob toward the front of the vehicle to increase lumbar support. Turn the knob toward the rear of the vehicle to decrease lumbar support....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    Reclining 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 seats. Release the lever to lock the seatback where you want it. Push and pull on the seat to make sure it's locked into position. Pull up on the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... injuries. The lap belt can't do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    Rear Seats Rear Seat Operation The rear seats in your vehicle have seat operating features to adjust, fold, remove and reinstall the seats. By using the seat operating procedures, in the correct order, you can easily remove the seats from your vehicle. When you put the seats back in the vehicle, be...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    To recline the seatbacks 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. Move the seatback to the desired position. It is easier to raise or lower the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    4. Pull the lever, located at the base on the outboard side of the seat, to release the rear latches from the floor pins and flip the seat ... position or it can be removed from the vehicle by following the next steps. 5. To release the front latches, squeeze the angled latch release bar toward the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    Replacing the Split Bench Seats {CAUTION: {CAUTION: If the seatback isn't locked, it could ...sure it is locked. A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted won't provide ... are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted. Make sure the seatback is in the folded ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... 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 ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    3. Firmly push the rear hooks onto the rear floor pins by pushing down on the rear of the seat. 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 ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... {CAUTION: Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly....are fastened properly too. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-35. In most states and in all Canadian provinces...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a person wouldn't survive. But most crashes are in between. In many of them, people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away. Without belts they could have been badly hurt or killed. After more than 30 years...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    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
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. 1-16
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...be - whether you're wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even... systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every air bag system ever ...to buckle up to get the most protection. That's true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...€™ll want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We’ll start with the driver position. Driver Position This part describes the driver’s restraint system. ... 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted. The shoulder belt may lock if you pull the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-38. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it down without pushing...centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. 1-20
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... 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 will not give nearly as much protection this way. 1-21
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ... 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 into the buckle nearest you. A: The belt is buckled in the wrong ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... 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 fatal injuries. Be sure the belt goes under the armrests. A: The belt is over an armrest. 1-23
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    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 ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    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 ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don't wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... 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 ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Rear Seat Passengers It's very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... can buckle it. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-38. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. {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 ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...vehicle has a bench seat, someone can sit in the center position. When you sit in the center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. You also have a shoulder belt, which has a retractor. In order to have the protection of the shoulder belt, you must first connect it to...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    2. 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. 3. To make the lap belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. 1-33
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... seats and for small adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt ... seats and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. To make the belt ..., pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug 4. Buckle, position and release ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: 2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the ...Positions For second row outside positions do the following: 1. Remove the guide from its storage clip located on the sidewall next to the outer ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-28. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    Second Row Center Position For second row center position do the following: 1. Remove the elastic cord from under the head restraint of the second row driver's side position. 2. Attach the elastic cord to the comfort guide on the center passenger shoulder belt. 1-37
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...the regular safety belt. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as ... remove and store the elastic cord, remove it from the comfort guide. The elastic cord will go back under the head...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ...the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the ...that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    .... In either case, be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child's shoulder, so that in a crash the child's upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear seat, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on page 1-34. 1-40
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...have the protection provided by appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle's adult safety belts alone, unless there is no other choice. ...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 (...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither ...Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle's owner, are available in four basic types. Selection ...particular restraint should take into consideration not only the child's weight, height and ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...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 ... are still so small that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    Child Restraint Systems An infant car bed (A), a special bed made for use in a motor vehicle, is an infant restraint system designed to restrain or position a child on a continuous flat surface. Make sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant seat ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy from the manufacturer. 1-47
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... restraint in the front passenger seat. Here's why: Wherever you install it, be sure to secure the child restraint properly. Keep in mind that ... sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle - even when no child is in it. {CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires...anchored properly. If the child restraint does not have a top strap, one can ...restraints. Ask the child restraint manufacturer whether or not a kit is available. In Canada, the law requires ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... seat and need to temporarily transport a flat tire for repair, move the child restraint to a rear seat ...top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Top Strap Anchor Location ... for the center position for the bench seat. Do not use a child restraint with a top strap ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    Outside Position Bench Seat Center Position Bench Seat 1-51
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    .... You will find anchors (A) in both rear seat outside passenger positions. This system, designed to make installation of child restraints easier, does not use the vehicle's safety belts. Instead, it uses vehicle anchors (A, B) and child restraint ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... a child sitting there. In a crash, the child could be seriously injured or killed. Make sure that a LATCH-type child restraint is properly installed using the anchorage points, or use the vehicle's safety belts to secure the restraint. See ″Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... on the child restraint to the anchors in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. If the child restraint is forward-... lap shoulder belt to secure the restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-55
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... for Children (LATCH System) on page 1-52. See Top Strap on page 1-49 if the child restraint has one. If your child restraint does not have the LATCH system, you will be using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in the center rear seating position. To secure a child restraint in this...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... 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. 1. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the latch plate and pulling it ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    5. To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child...ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ...seat, you will be using the lap-shoulder belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when... it will go before securing a forward-facing child restraint. See Manual Passenger Seat on page 1-2. 2. Put the restraint on the seat. If...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    Air Bag Systems This part explains the frontal and side impact air bag systems. Your vehicle has air bags - a frontal air bag for the driver and another frontal air bag for the right front passenger. Your vehicle may also have a side impact air bag. Side impact air bags are available for the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...ejected from it. Air bags are designed to work with safety belts but don't replace them. Frontal air bags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to...rear crashes. Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly - whether or not there's an air bag for that person. 1-62
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Front occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. {CAUTION: Anyone who is...Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Older Children" or "Infants and Young Children." ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel cluster, which shows the air bag symbol. Where Are the Air Bags? The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on page 3-35 for...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. If your vehicle has one, the driver's side impact air bag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. 1-65
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    {CAUTION: If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person causing severe injury or even death. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. Don’t put anything between an occupant and an air bag, and donମ.
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... front passenger's frontal air bags are not designed to inflate in rollovers, rear ...may or may not have a side impact air bag. See Air Bag Systems... design. Side impact air bags are not designed to inflate in frontal or near... impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant. A side impact air...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... and many side impacts, primarily because an occupant's motion is not toward the air bag. Side impact air bags ..., and rear impacts, primarily because an occupant's motion is not toward those air bags. Air bags should ... more gradually. But the frontal air bags would not help you in many types 1-68
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...ates, there is dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle should... is safe to do so. If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after an air ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. Notice: If you damage the covering for the driver's or the right front...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... 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 Publications Ordering Information on ... does not need regular maintenance.) {CAUTION: For up to 10 seconds after the ignition key is ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... to have LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may ... in your vehicle. A damaged restraint system may not properly protect the person using it, resulting in serious ..., have them inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon as possible. If you've ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ...Running Your Engine While You Are Parked ...2-30 Mirrors ...2-31 Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-31 Outside Power Mirrors ...2-31 ... III Operation ...2-16 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ...2-18 New Vehicle Break-In ...2-18 Ignition Positions ...2-18 Starting Your Engine ...2-20 Engine Coolant Heater ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Keys {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured ... other controls or even make the vehicle move. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children. Your vehicle's key can be used for the ignition as well as ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...new PASS-Key® III key must be programmed before it will start your vehicle. See ...System Your keyless entry system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission ... operation of the device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... is normal for any remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer to your vehicle for ... on page 2-4. • If you are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. UNLOCK: Press UNLOCK to unlock only the driver's door. If ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... with you when you go to your dealer. When the dealer matches the replacement transmitter to your vehicle, any remaining transmitters must also be matched. Once your dealer has coded the new transmitter, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. Each vehicle can have a maximum of ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... Gently pry the battery out of the transmitter. Do not use the metal flanges to pop out the battery. 3. Replace the battery. 4. Reassemble the .... If you get this message, the battery in the key fob needs to be replaced. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors are not locked. So, wear safety belts properly ... can help prevent this from happening. From the inside, use the manual or power door locks. To unlock either front door from the inside, pull back on the manual lever. To lock either front door from ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... are closed, the doors will lock automatically. If the ignition is in ON or ACCESSORY, this feature will not lock the doors. If your vehicle is... to unlock all doors. The rear doors do not have power door lock switches. Instead, each rear door has a manual lever that works only that door's lock. If ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... shift lever is shifted into PARK (P). With the automatic door lock feature, you can still lock or unlock the doors at any time, either manually, with the power door lock switches or by pressing LOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-4 for ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... door, if the key is in the ignition when a door is opened. 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 key in the vehicle. Always remember to take the key with you....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    .../Tailgate Release To open the liftgate from the inside of the vehicle, press the liftgate release button located on the instrument panel switchbank. To open the liftgate from the outside of the vehicle, insert the key into the lock and turn it clockwise, or press REAR...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    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-...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ...operation. Switches on the driver's door armrest control each of the windows when the ignition is in ON, ACCESSORY, or when Retained Accessory Power is active. See "Retained Accessory Power (RAP)" under Ignition Positions on page 2-18 for more information. In addition, each ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... without the remote keyless entry transmitter or the key, or tries to turn the ignition without using the correct key...alarm sounds. If you would like to change the way the headlamps, parking lamps and ...may have a theft-deterrent alarm system. A light located on top of the instrument panel will flash ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... seconds after the security light begins to flash, any door can be manually unlocked and opened,... after the security light begins to flash, without sounding the alarm. A door unlocked manually will remain unlocked...five seconds after the light begins to flash, any door can be manually unlocked and ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...-Key® III Your PASS-Key® III system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules ... service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. PASS-Key® III uses a radio frequency transponder in the key that matches a decoder in your vehicle. PASS-...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to be undamaged, try another ignition key. At this time, you may also want to check...to get a new key blank that is a cut exactly as the ignition key that operates the system. Canadian Owners: If you lose or damage your ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... - for the first 500 miles (805 km). Do not make full-throttle starts. • Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles ... the only position in which you can remove the key. This position locks the steering wheel, ignition and transaxle. • Do not tow a trailer during break-in. See Towing a ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ...instrument panel warning lights. D (START): This position starts the engine. When the engine starts, release the key. The ignition switch will return to ON for normal driving. If the engine is not running,... continue to work up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned to OFF and none of ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ...only when your vehicle is stopped. 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the...again, repeat Step 1 or 2, depending on the temperature. When the engine starts, release the key and the accelerator pedal. Notice: Your ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... hours prior to starting your vehicle. At temperatures above 32°F (0°C), use of the coolant heater is not required. {CAUTION: Plugging the cord into an ungrounded... heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the kind of oil you have, and some other things. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in ON. As you step on the brake pedal, .... This ensures that the system is operating properly. Do not leave your vehicle when the engine is running ... could be injured. To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ... forward could damage the transaxle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Shift ...33. NEUTRAL (N): In this position, your engine does not connect with the wheels. To restart when you are already ... racing may damage the transaxle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Be sure ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...: If your vehicle seems to start up rather slowly, or if it seems not to shift gears as you ... mud. If the shift lever is put in FIRST (1), the transaxle will not downshift into first gear until the ... may damage the transaxle. If you are stuck, do not spin the tires. When stopping on a hill, use the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... your left foot. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See Brake System... Verify that the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off before driving....do first to keep the trailer from moving. • Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly ... others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ... toward the front of the vehicle 3. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 4. Remove the key and take it with you....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ...Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. ...catch fire. You or others could be injured. Do not leave your vehicle with the engine running. If ...you. If you can, it means that the shift lever was not fully locked into PARK (P). 2-27
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P), when the ignition is in ON. See Automatic Transaxle Operation on page 2-22. If you cannot ... could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things that can burn. 2-28
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    .... It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can not see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have ...driving • • over high points on the road or over road debris. Repairs were not done correctly. Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. If you ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... Your Engine While You Are Parked It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ... out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set.... others could be injured. To be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror To reduce glare from headlamps behind you, pull the lever toward you ..., push the lever away from you. If you are not adjusting either mirror, leave the control in ... mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. Turn the knob counterclockwise to adjust the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...You can upgrade or extend your OnStar® service plan to meet your needs. OnStar®...security, information and convenience services. A complete OnStar® user's guide and the terms and ...Stolen Vehicle Assistance • AccidentAssist • Remote Door Unlock • Remote Diagnostics • Online Concierge 2-32
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Directions and Connections Plan • All Safe and Sound Plan services • Route Support • RideAssist • Information and Convenience Services Luxury and Leisure Plan • All Directions and Connections Plan services • Personal Concierge OnStar® Personal Calling With OnStar® ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...the lock and turn the key counterclockwise. To open the glovebox, pull the latch release. The glove box door ...pushed up past the detent. To lock the glovebox, put your key into the lock and turn the ...lifting them out. Store the liners in the glove box when not in use. Your vehicle also has cupholders ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ...the third compartment 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 .... If your garage door opener does not work you will need to change the pegs until it does. 2-35
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ..., located at the front of the overhead console, press the release latch forward. Then pull the compartment ... {CAUTION: If the cooler storage compartment is not secured properly, it can move around ... storage compartment in the overhead console, press the release button. Then pull the compartment down ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...: Loading objects that weigh over 400 lbs (181 kg) onto the sliding rear convenience tray may cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not load heavy objects on the sliding rear convenience tray. Rear Storage Area There are four ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... carrier has four tie-down loops on the inside of each right and left side rail. These let you secure cargo placed on the crossrails, as long as they are not wider or longer than the luggage carrier. Notice: Damage may be caused to the roof of your vehicle if anything is placed directly on the roof....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... loading your vehicle. For more information on vehicle capacity and loading, see Loading Your Vehicle... can interfere with the performance of your XM™ Satellite Radio System. Notice: Loading cargo on the luggage ...Your luggage carrier has release levers within the end of each crossrail support. 2-39
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ..., to accommodate loads of various sizes. After repositioning the crossrails, engage the release lever. This will lock the crossrails in place. Notice: Opening the sunroof when the luggage rack crossrails are not in the full-rear position could cause damage to the sunroof ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... floor. The convenience net has a maximum capacity of 100 lbs. (45 kg). It is not designed to hold larger, heavier loads. Store such loads on the floor of your vehicle, as far forward as you can. When not in use, it is recommended that you take down the rear convenience net ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... four pegs in each corner of the rear if the vehicle. When it is not in use, fold up the cover and return ...and 35 lbs. (15.9 kg) for the side nets. It is not designed to hold larger, heavier loads. ...of your vehicle, as far forward as you can. When not in use, it is recommended that you then take down ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...onto the sliding rear convenience tray may cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not load heavy objects on the sliding rear convenience tray. {CAUTION: If any removable convenience item is not secured properly, it can move around in a collision or...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... the sliding rear convenience tray. 2. Push down on the release lever and pull the tray fully rearward ...the tailgate on each side of the vehicle. 4. Push down on the release lever and roll the tray into the ...it towards you. Use your other hand to support and lift the tray from the bottom. Remove the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    Removing the Floor Track Assembly After the tray is removed, the floor track assembly also needs to be removed. Items should not be put onto the floor track assembly. 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...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    Replacing the Floor Track Assembly Before beginning this procedure make sure that nothing is in the rear of the vehicle. You may have to apply downward pressure to the floor track assembly to engage the slide locks under the floor retainers. Double check to ensure that the slide locks are engaged...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    Replacing the Sliding Rear Convenience Tray The floor track assembly must be installed first for the sliding rear convenience tray to stay locked... for more information. 1. Pick up the tray by the handle and support the tray from the bottom with your other hand. 2. Place ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... Press the rear of the switch a second time and release it to express-open the glass panel. The glass .... See "Retained Accessory Power" under Ignition Positions on page 2-18 for more information. ...: Opening the sunroof when the luggage rack crossrails are not in the full-rear position could cause ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... Temperature Warning Message ...3-44 Charging System Indicator Message ...3-45 Low Oil Pressure Message ...3-45 Change Engine Oil Message ...3-46 Low Tire Message ...3-47 Door ... Cluster ...3-32 Speedometer and Odometer ...3-33 Tachometer ...3-34 Safety Belt Reminder Light ...3-35 Air Bag ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... Controls ...3-117 DVD Distortion ...3-118 Understanding Radio Reception ...3-118 Care of Your CDs and... Integrated Windshield Antenna ...3-119 XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States......3-57 Audio System(s) ...3-64 Setting the Time ...3-64 Radio with CD (Base Level) ...3-65 Radio...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ✍ NOTES 3-3
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... Wheel Controls. See Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 3-117. K. Hood Release. See Hood Release on page 5-11. L. Parking Brake. See Parking Brake on page 2-25. M. Horn. See Horn on page 3-7. N. Ignition Switch. See Ignition Positions on page 2-18. O. Audio Steering Wheel Controls. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...the steering column. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn't in. Press the button to make the front ... warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... horn symbols on your steering wheel. The lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel is located on the left side of the steering column. To tilt the wheel, hold the wheel and pull the lever. Then move the wheel to a comfortable position and release the lever to lock the wheel in place. 3-7
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...Washer I Cruise Control To signal a lane change, just raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete your lane change. The lever ...you signal a turn or a lane change, if the arrow flashes faster than normal, a signal bulb may be burned out...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If the arrows do not go on at all when you signal a turn, check for burned-out bulbs and check ... and release it. To change the headlamps from high to low, pull the lever toward you. When the high beams are on, this light on the...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... the band to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after ...short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the ...had selected earlier. {CAUTION: In freezing weather, do not use your washer until the windshield is ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km... leave your cruise control on when you are not using cruise, you might hit ... control can be dangerous where you can not drive safely at a steady speed. So... on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause needless...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ..., shuts off the cruise control. But you do not need to reset it. Once you are going about 25 ... So unless you want to go faster, do not hold the switch at R/A. • Move the cruise switch from ON... (1.6 km/h) faster. The accelerate feature will work whether or not you have set an initial cruise control ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... ways to turn off the cruise control: • Step lightly on the brake pedal. • Move the cruise control switch ... Memory When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your cruise control set speed memory ... and turn off all the lamps and lights during the day except for the Daytime Running Lamps...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... the control to this position turns on the headlamps, together with the previously listed lamps and lights. • The ignition is on • The exterior lamps control is in AUTO • The shift lever is not in PARK (P) When the DRL are on, only your...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... go off while you switch to high beams. Using your high beams in fog is not recommended. It is dark enough outside The ignition is in ON The parking brake is released The exterior lamp control is in the AUTO position Interior Lamps Your ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... Panel Brightness This feature controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. The knob for this feature is located on the interior lamps control. ...the interior lamps when any door is opened and when the ignition key is removed from the ignition. ON: This position turns the interior lamps on....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ...occurs: • All doors are locked using the key • LOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter • The ignition is turned to ON • ...the power door lock switch is pressed • The ignition is turned to ON When any door is opened, entry lighting is cancelled. The interior lamps will stay ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    Exit Lighting With exit lighting, the interior lamps will come on for about 30 seconds whenever you remove the key from the ignition, if the following conditions are met: Perimeter Lighting The perimeter lighting feature will turn on the headlamps and...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... leave any interior or exterior lamps on while the ignition is in OFF, they will automatically turn off after ... less than 14 miles (24 km) on the odometer, the battery saver will turn off the lamps ... may have the following switches: • Liftgate/tailgate Release. See Liftgate/Tailgate on page 2-10. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ...Coolant Temperature Warning Message. See Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message on page 3-44. • Low Oil Pressure Message. See Low Oil Pressure Message on page 3-45. • Charging System Indicator Message. See Charging System Indicator Message on page 3-45....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... begin to dim. 2. Adjust the driver's seat. If you change your seat position you may have to ... current audio system information will only be displayed for three seconds after the radio, tape or CD track status changes. This will happen whenever one of the radio controls is pressed, either on the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... equipment such as a cellular telephone or CB radio. There is a single front power outlet ... side. To use the outlet, pull the cover down. When not using it, cover the outlet with the protective cap.... image is adjusted to the proper height. Ambient light in the direction your vehicle is facing, is low....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...other components from working as they should. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Check ... electrical equipment, be sure to follow the proper installation instructions included with the equipment. Notice: Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty. Do...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...this system you can control the heating, cooling, and ventilation for your vehicle. To change the current mode, select one of the following: H (Vent): This mode ... to the rear of the vehicle. Keep the area under the front seats free of objects that could obstruct airflow to the rear of the vehicle...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ...to turn the recirculation mode on or off. When the button is pressed, an indicator light will come on. The air-conditioning compressor also comes on. ... turn the air-conditioning system on or off. When A/C is pressed, an indicator light in the button will come on to let you know that air conditioning ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...: Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light in the button will come on to let you know that the rear window ... cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license, tape, a decal or ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...this system you can control the heating, cooling, and ventilation for your vehicle. To change the current mode, select one of the following: H (Vent): This mode ... to the rear of the vehicle. Keep the area under the front seats free of objects that could obstruct airflow to the rear of the vehicle...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...to turn the recirculation mode on or off. When the button is pressed, an indicator light will come on. The air-conditioning compressor also comes on. ... turn the air-conditioning system on or off. When A/C is pressed, an indicator light in the button will come on to let you know that air conditioning ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...: Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light in the button will come on to let you know that the rear window ... cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Do not attach a temporary vehicle license, tape, a decal or ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... approved hood deflectors may adversely affect the performance of the system. • Keep the path under the front seats clear of objects to help circulate the air inside your vehicle more effectively. Use the knob located in the center of the outlet, to change the direction of the air flow. 3-30
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... also save you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. As .... Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    .... You'll know how fast you're going, how much fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. The indicator warning lights and gages are explained on the following pages. United States uplevel shown, United States base level and Canada similar 3-32
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. If your vehicle is equipped with the .... The trip odometer will continue to keep track of miles or kilometers driven even if they are not currently displayed. A Canadian trip odometer will remain in metric units only...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... to set the trip odometer to the number of miles or kilometers driven since the ignition was last turned.... The trip odometer will then display the number of miles or kilometers driven since the ignition was last... during the last ignition cycle. Once you begin driving, the trip odometer will accumulate...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to ON or START, a chime will come on for several seconds ... electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check ... Bag Systems on page 1-61. This light will come on when you start your vehicle, and ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...bag readiness light should flash for a few seconds when you turn the ignition key to ON. If the light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so... to warn you if there is a problem. United States Canada This light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to ON. If it doesn't come on...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... light. If it does, the light should come on for a few seconds when you turn the ignition key to ON. If the anti-lock brake system warning light stays on longer ... warning light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to ON. If the light doesn't come on then, have it ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... System (TCS) Warning Light • If there's an engine-related and brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction ... TRAC OFF button located in the instrument panel switchbank the warning light will come on and stay on. To turn the system back on, ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... Coolant Temperature Gage Malfunction Indicator Lamp Service Engine Soon Light in the United States or Check Engine Light in Canada United States Canada United States Canada ...is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission control systems. 3-39
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will ...as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light does not come on, have it repaired. This light will also come on ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ...A few driving trips should turn the light off. Have you recently changed brands of fuel? If ... and cause the light to turn on. If you experience one or more of these conditions, change the ... tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. If the Light Is On Steady You may ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... to know in order to help your vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD (on-board diagnostic) ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    Here are four things that some owners ask about. All these things are normal and do not ... up. United States Canada • The gage may not indicate empty when the ignition is turned off. Message Center The ..., there may be a problem with your traction control system. Your vehicle may need service. When ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    Traction Active Message Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Message United States Canada United States Canada If your vehicle has the traction control system, the TRACTION ACTIVE message will appear when the traction control system is limiting wheel spin. You may feel or hear the system working,...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ..., be certain to turn off all your accessories, such as the radio and air conditioner. Canada Your vehicle is equipped with a low oil pressure warning message. Your oil pressure message lets you know when you may have a problem with your engine oil pressure. 3-45
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ...oil maintenance may damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. United States Canada If this message comes on and stays on after you started the engine, ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...67. If the anti-lock brake system warning light comes on, the check tire pressure system may not be working properly. See your dealer for service. Also, see Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light on page 3-37. This message will come on when the ignition is turned to ON or START and the driver's or ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...Canada United States Canada This message will come on when the ignition is turned to ON or START and the liftgate is open. If you ...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. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... vehicle, or when the anti-lock brake system warning light comes on, or when the rear differential fluid is overheating.... message. To reset the warning message, turn the ignition off and then back on again.... on page 5-36 for adding washer fluid instructions. If the warning message is still on after ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...on and stay on until you add brake fluid. The brake system warning light will also be illuminated. If this message appears, the brakes need attention. You should have your vehicle serviced immediately. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-36 and Brakes on page 5-38. If the warning ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...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 ... the vehicle's components, this message will come on. These problems may not be obvious and may affect vehicle performance ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...€ under Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-4 for instructions. If you receive this message, one or both of the vehicle’s parking lamp bulbs needs replacement. See Bulb Replacement on page 5-50 for bulb replacement instructions. 3-52
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... which direction the vehicle is driving. The compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is new, the calibration process may not be complete. In these cases, the calibration symbol C ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... appears erratic and the calibration symbol does not appear, you must manually put the compass into the calibration mode. To get into this mode, ... seconds. ZONE # PRESS & HOLD SET TO CHANGE: This display mode will be displayed when you are manually calibrating the system. The current...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... turned to ON or START, the DIC will display the following: PONTIAC: PONTIAC will be displayed for three seconds. DRIVER #: This message will be displayed for three seconds after PONTIAC appears in the display. This message lets you know which remote keyless entry and ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...and until the speed resets to your current speed. OIL LIFE LEFT HOLD SET TO RESET: This message displays the current percentage of the oil life by the GM Oil Life System. To reset the ... system is reset 100% will be displayed and the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message on the message center will go off....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... Programming Mode To program features, your vehicle must be in the programming mode. Do the following: 1. Turn the ignition key to ON with the vehicle in PARK (P). 2. Press and release the MODE button, then scroll through the DIC messages until PRESS ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Interior Lighting Delay The interior ... find your ignition and buckle your safety belt at night. Interior lighting delay will not occur while the ignition is in ON. After 25 seconds, the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Interior lighting on will not occur while the ignition is in ON. After 25 seconds, the... programmed to DOOR. The mode may have been changed since then. To determine the current mode, ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... been changed since then. To determine the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed ... in PARK (P). KEY OUT: All doors will unlock when the ignition key is removed. Your vehicle was originally programmed to PARK. The ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... changed since then. To determine the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed ... using the power door lock switch, or by fully inserting the key in the ignition. • Override the delayed locking feature by pressing ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... programmed to ALL. The mode may have been changed since then. To determine the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for “Entering Programming Modeମ.. Your vehicle was originally programmed to LIGHTS. The mode may have been changed since then. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... parking lamps will not flash and the horn will not sound. LIGHTS: When LOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter, the ... To exit programming mode, do one of the following: • Shift out of PARK (P). • Turn the ignition key out of ON. • Do not program any commands for one minute ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    .... See "Retained Accessory Power (RAP)" under Ignition Positions on page 2-18. Setting the Time Your radio may have a button ... display. The time may be set with the ignition on or off. To synchronize the time with an FM station broadcasting Radio Data System (RDS) information, press and hold the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... stations and will only work when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information that will cause ... announcements concerning local and national emergencies • Display messages from radio stations • Seek to stations with traffic announcements 3-65
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL ...switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. Pushing this knob with the ignition off ... or to the previous station and stay there. The radio will seek only to stations that are in the selected band...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... SCAN arrow again to stop scanning presets. The radio will scan only to stations that are in the selected band and... Tone (Bass/Treble) TONE: Press and release this button until BASS, MID, or TREB ... settings by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Use the TONE button and the SELECT ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... has been programmed at the factory for use with talk radio, but it can be set to a different tone. ...Step 1. If both PTY and TRAF are on, the radio will search for stations with the selected PTY and ...press and release this button until FADE appears on the display. The SELECT LED indicator will light ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... (Alternate Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same programming.... for two seconds. AF ON will appear on the display. The radio may switch to stronger stations. To turn ... Service. Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only) The six numbered pushbuttons let you...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station you will hear it. If no station is found, NO ... If no station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display. Your radio will play a traffic announcement if the volume is low. Your radio will interrupt the play of a CD if the last tuned station...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... Radio Display Message XL (Explicit Language Channels) Condition XL on the radio display, after the channel name, indicates content with explicit language. ... you move into an open area, the signal should return. Your radio system is acquiring and processing audio and text data. No action is needed. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    XM™ Radio Messages (cont'd) Radio Display Message No Info No Info No Info No Info Not Found XM ...will see this message alternating with your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to ... have a fault. Consult with your retail location. Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0)...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... the eject button or push the RCL knob. If you insert a CD with the radio off and the ignition on, it will start to play. When the CD is inserted, the CD ...in the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or radio, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... appear on the display. BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD will remain ... 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. CD Messages CHECK ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... stations and will only work when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information that will cause ... announcements concerning local and national emergencies • Display messages from radio stations • Seek to stations with traffic announcements 3-75
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    Playing the Radio PWR (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL ...switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. Pushing this knob with the ignition off ... or to the previous station and stay there. The radio will seek only to stations that are in the selected band...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... equipped), by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2,... settings by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Use the TONE button and the SELECT... been programmed at the factory for use with talk radio, but it can be set to a different tone...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... press and release this button until FADE appears on the display. The SELECT LED indicator will light to... Step 1. If both PTY and TRAF are on, the radio will search for stations with the selected PTY and ... and hold either SCAN arrow, and the radio will begin scanning the stations in the PTY. 4. Press ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... traffic announcements. BAND (Alternate Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same programming. To turn ... national or local emergencies. When an alert announcement comes on the current radio station, ALERT! will appear on the display. You will hear ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...TRAF and when a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station you will hear it. If the current ...traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station you will hear it. If no station is found,... station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display. Your radio will play a traffic announcement ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... Radio Display Message XL (Explicit Language Channels) Condition XL on the radio display, after the channel name, indicates content with explicit language. ... you move into an open area, the signal should return. Your radio system is acquiring and processing audio and text data. No action is needed. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    XM™ Radio Messages (cont'd) Radio Display Message No Info No Info Not Found ...you will see this message alternating with your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate ...receiver may have a fault. Consult with your retail location. Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0) Radio ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...knob. If you insert a CD with the radio off and the ignition on, it will start to play. If you select an... you play a CD. If you turn off the ignition or radio with a CD in the player it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or radio, the CD will start to play where it stopped, if it ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...Auxiliary): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. The CD symbol will appear on the display when a CD ... 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. w SEEK x: Press the up ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... The next and previous folder functions will have no function on a CD that was recorded without folders or playlists. When displaying the name of the folder the radio will display ROOT. When the CD contains only playlists and compressed audio files, but no...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... been read, the number of folders and tracks will be displayed, then the radio will go back to the default display. The CD symbol will appear on ... press the EJECT button or push the RCL knob. If you insert a CD with the radio off and the ignition on, it will start to play. If you select an EQ setting...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... section. Press and release this pushbutton again to turn off random play. NO RANDOM will... button is pressed for more than 20 seconds, the radio will stop reversing and begin to play....appear on the display. This feature will not work with playlists. When in random, pressing and releasing either SEEK ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...want, then hold this knob for two seconds. The radio will produce one beep and the selected ...Auxiliary): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. The CD symbol will appear on the display when a CD... a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CDs may be loaded...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, your radio can do the following: • There may have been a problem while burning the CD.... concerning local and national emergencies • Display messages from radio stations • Seek to stations with traffic announcements. 3-89
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...only work when the information is available. In rare cases, a radio station may broadcast incorrect information ...switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. Pressing this knob with the ignition off ... Number/Channel Name. XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States)...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... knob until the display flashes. The selected display will now be the default. The radio will scan only to stations that are in the selected band and only to ...to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there. The radio will seek only to stations that are in the selected band and only to ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker control is displayed. The radio will produce one beep ... and push and hold the AUDIO knob. The radio will beep once and will adjust the display level... and hold the AUDIO knob when no tone or speaker controls are displayed. The radio will produce one beep...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ...either SEEK arrow once. If the PTY is not displayed, press either SEEK arrow ...BAND (Alternate Frequency): Alternate frequency allows the radio to switch to a stronger station with the same program ... will appear on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. When you turn the ignition off...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... and when a traffic announcement comes on the tuned radio station you will hear it. If the current... announcement comes on the tuned radio station you will hear it. If no station is found... emergencies. When an alert announcement comes on the current radio station, ALERT! will appear on the display. You...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... no station is found, NO TRAFFIC will appear on the display. Your radio will play the traffic announcements if the volume is low. Your radio will interrupt the play of a CD if the last tuned... XL (Explicit Language Channels) Condition XL on the radio display, after the channel name, indicates ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Action Required Your radio system is acquiring and processing audio and text data. No action is needed. This ... properly. CH Off Air CH Unavail No Info No Info No Info No Info Not Found Artist Name/Feature not ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    XM™ Radio Messages (cont'd) Radio Display Message XM Locked Condition Theft lock active Action Required ... will see this message alternating with your XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to ..., see "CD Messages" later in this section. 3-97 Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0) ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Press and release the LOAD side of the LOAD CD button. 3. Wait for the light, located to the right of ..., complete Steps 1 through 3. When you have finished loading CDs, the radio will begin to play the last CD loaded. When a CD is ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... to eject a CD. You will hear a beep and the light will flash to let you know when a CD is being... a CD 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 CD until the 25-second time period...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... display will now be the default. BAND: Press this button to play the radio when a CD(s) is playing. The inactive CD will remain safely inside the ...CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. • To play the tracks on all of the CDs that are loaded in random order...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... CD" listed previously in this section for more information. 2. Check to see that the CD changer is not in song list mode. S-LIST should not appear in the display. If S-LIST is present, press the SONG LIST button to turn it off. 3. Select the desired CD by ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...CD Messages CHECK CD: If this message appears on the radio display, it could be for one of the following reasons: •... try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be ... corrected, contact your dealer. If your radio displays an error message, write it down and...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... safely view the video screen while driving and should not try to do so. Your DVD system is designed ...use the headphones turn the switch to ON. An indicator light on the headphones will illuminate. If the light does not illuminate, the batteries may need to be replaced. See "Battery Replacement" ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    Battery Replacement To change the batteries, do the following: 1. Loosen the screw on the battery compartment door located on the left ... system requires standard RCA cables (not included) to connect your auxiliary device to the RCA jacks. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for proper usage. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... for the remote control. If the screen is in the closed position, the signals will not be available for the operation of the headphones or the remote control. Notice: Avoid directly... volume on the audio system may vary when switching between a radio station, CD, DVD, or auxiliary device. If there is ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... control. See "Remote Control" later in this section for more information. The DVD player is only compatible with DVDs of the appropriate region code for the country that the vehicle was sold in. On some DVD jackets, you will see the region displayed. Standard audio CDs can also be played by the...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... turn the DVD player on and off. T (Power Light): Shows if power is on or off. o (Stop):...display Parental Control On and the power indicator light on the DVD player will flash. It will also disable ... loading the disc and the player will automatically start if the vehicle is in run, accessory or RAP....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... finished. If the DVD does not begin playing at the main title, refer to the on-screen instructions. Ejecting a Disc ... the region code of the DVD player. Load/Eject Error: This message will be displayed if the disc is not properly loaded or ejected. No Disc: This message will be displayed when the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... desired button. Direct sunlight or very bright light may affect the ability of the transmitter to receive ... control. Be sure the remote control's batteries are not weak or discharged. Objects blocking the line of... sunlight may damage it, and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Store ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...this button again to return to the previous chapter or track. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or previews. 1 ... DVD. To stop reversing, press this button again. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews. Press...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... this button, located on the bottom left of the numeric key pad, within three seconds after ... a selection, press the enter button. This button changes camera angles on DVDs that have this feature... of the next chapter or track. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...Aspect, TV Mode, and Dynamic Range Compression. Not all DVDs support all the feature defaults in the .... If you make changes to the system setup defaults, the disc will resume play from its beginning and not where it previously left off. Battery Replacement To change the remote control batteries, do ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    Tips and Trouble Problem No power. Recommended Action The ignition may not be in run, accessory or RAP. The parental control button ... DVD system is being heard through the vehicle speakers, adjust the volume from the radio. The radio must have the RSE channel enabled by using the CD/...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... button. Press and release the The DVD is playing but SRCE button on the there is no picture ... could be dirty or or jumps. scratched. Try cleaning the DVD. Problem How do I get subtitles on or off?... of the DVD. However, if a change was made to the menu the DVD will start from where it left off, even ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... or by using your or buzzes for a moment, cellular telephone or other then it comes back. radio transmitter device in the vehicle. Problem My disc is stuck in the player. The eject button does not work. Problem DVD System inoperable. Recommended Action In severe or ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...US states, if equipped). Press this button when a CD is playing, to listen to the radio. The inactive CD will remain safely inside the radio for .... Theft-Deterrent Feature THEFTLOCK® is designed to discourage theft of your radio. The feature works automatically by learning a portion of the Vehicle ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...). Press this button when a CD is playing to listen to the radio. The inactive CD will remain safely inside ...PLAY: Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. PRESET: Press this button to go to a station you have programmed on the radio preset pushbuttons. If your vehicle has the six-...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...experience video distortion when operating cellular phones, scanners, CB radios, Global Position Systems (GPS)*, two-way radios,... FM, tall buildings or hills can interfere with satellite radio signals, causing the sound to come and go. Your radio may display NO SIGNAL to indicate interference. Care ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...a clean cloth dampened with clean water. XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System (48 Contiguous US States) Your XM™ Satellite Radio antenna is located on the roof of your vehicle. Keep this ... of snow and ice build up for clear radio reception. The performance of your XM™ system may be...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ✍ NOTES 3-120
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... Design ...4-3 Defensive Driving ...4-3 Drunken Driving ...4-4 Control of a Vehicle ...4-7 Braking ...4-7 Traction Control System (TCS) ...4-10 All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System ...4-12 Steering ...4-12 Off-Road Recovery ...4-14 Passing ...4-15 Loss of Control ...4-16 Driving at Night ...4-18 Driving in ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle Whenever we drive, we are taking on an important responsibility. This is true for any motor vehicle - passenger car, van, truck, sport utility. Driver behavior, the driving environment, and the vehicle's design all affect how well a vehicle performs. But...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ...higher center of gravity than other types of vehicles. This means that you should not expect a utility vehicle to handle the same way a vehicle with a... The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... these laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what ... depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    According to the American Medical Association, a 180 lb (82 kg) person who drinks three 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BAC by drinking three 4 ounce (120 ml) glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each had...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I will be careful" is not the right answer. What if there is an emergency, a need ... else about drinking and driving that many people do not know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking action involves perception time and reaction ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... - rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops. Your brakes will...States Canada If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, this warning light on the instrument panel will come on briefly when you start your vehicle. When you start ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    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 us say the road is wet and you are driving safely. Suddenly, an ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    Remember: Anti-lock does not change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease ...get too close to the vehicle in front of you, you will not have time to apply your brakes if ...very best braking. Using Anti-Lock Do not pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... you are driving, there's a problem with your traction control system. See Service Traction System Warning... warning message is on, the TRAC OFF light will come on to remind you that the system will not limit wheel spin... until there is no longer a current need to limit wheel spin. The TRAC OFF light ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... There may be a slight engagement noise during hard use but this is normal. During heavy AWD applications, the engine torque may ... of the tires against the road surface makes it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there is no traction, inertia will keep the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in... not; there is not room. That is the time for evasive action - steering around the problem. Your vehicle ...can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    Off-Road Recovery You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while you're driving. An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o'clock positions, you can ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway... if you are following a larger vehicle. Also, you will not have adequate space if the vehicle ahead ... is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and do not get too close...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...glance over your shoulder, and start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When... inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and move back into the ... Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn. If you...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear). Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You may not realize the surface is slippery ...braking skid. If you do not have anti-lock, then in a braking skid (where the wheels are no longer rolling), release enough ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... tips on night driving. • Drive defensively. • Do not drink and drive. • Adjust your inside ... higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead.... reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired - by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-18
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you are driving, do not wear sunglasses ...your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when you are ... suffer from night blindness - the inability to see in dim light - and are not even aware of it. 4-19
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can not stop, accelerate ... well because your tire-to-road traction is not as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires do not have much tread left, you will get even ...go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your ... puddles. But if you can not, try to slow down before you ... is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. Hydroplaning does not happen often.... wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you can not avoid deep puddles or standing water, drive through them very slowly. Some .... If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Do not ignore police warning signs, and otherwise be very cautious about trying to ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... because the corner is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... it is slower. Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Just before you leave the lane, glance quickly over your shoulder to make sure there is not another vehicle in your "blind" spot. Mile for mile, freeways (also ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...If you miss your exit, do not, under any circumstances, stop and ...Blades: Are they in good shape? • Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked... rested. If you must start when you are not fresh — such as after a dayମ. to go. If it needs service, have it done before starting out. Of course, you...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy. Do not let it happen to you! If it does, your vehicle can leave the road in less... or rolling terrain. • If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both. For ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... own lane when driving on two-lane roads in hills or mountains. Do not swing wide or cut across the center of the road. Drive at ... car or an accident. You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling rocks area or ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    Winter Driving Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a couple of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ...to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You ...Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-10. If you do not have a traction system, accelerate gently. Try not to break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... Whether you have the anti-lock braking system or not, you will want to begin stopping sooner than ... patches may appear in shaded areas where the sun can not reach: around clumps of trees, behind buildings ... ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you are actually on the ice, ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    If You Are Caught in a Blizzard • Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor mats - anything you can wrap around yourself or tuck under your clothing to keep warm. If you are ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... could overcome you and kill you. You can not see it or smell it, so you might not know it is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from around the base of your vehicle, especially any ... check around again from time to time to be sure snow does not collect there. Open a window just a little ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... wheels as little as possible. Release the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels...you are stuck, spin the wheels as little as possible. Do not spin the wheels above 35 mph (55 km...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    Towing Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See ... to consider before you do recreational vehicle towing: • What's the towing capacity of the towing vehicle? Be sure you read the tow vehicle manufacturer's ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    Dinghy Towing Your vehicle was not designed to be towed with all of its wheels on the ground. If you ...its wheels on the ground, will damage drivetrain components. Do not tow an all-wheel-drive vehicle if... wheels on the ground, will damage drivetrain components. Do not tow an all-wheel-drive vehicle if...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    .... Tire and Loading Information Label {CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the... on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could ... overloading can shorten the life of your vehicle. A. Vehicle Capacity Weight The Tire and Loading Information label ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... Tire Pressure on page 5-66. If your vehicle does not have the Tire and Loading Information label, the Certifi... the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity for your vehicle. Steps for...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...453 kg) 300 lbs (136 kg) 700 lbs. (317 kg) B C Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) × 5 =... kg) 250 lbs. (113 kg) Loading Your Vehicle Item A B C Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 1 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) × 2 ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...ation pressures needed to obtain the gross weight capacity of your vehicle. This is called the Gross Vehicle ... label for specific information about your vehicle's capacity weight and seating positions. The combined ..., passengers, and cargo should never exceed your vehicle's capacity weight. 4-39...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...for either the front or rear axle. {CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than ...on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could ...Overloading your vehicle may cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not overload your vehicle. 4-40
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...the sound continues for an extended period of time, your vehicle needs service. Using heavier suspension components to get added durability might not change your weight ratings. Ask your dealer to help you load your vehicle the right ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... damage your vehicle and result in costly repairs not covered by your warranty. To pull a ... for a vehicle used to tow a trailer. See "Scheduled Maintenance Services" in the Index. Your vehicle ... your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, acceleration, braking, durability, and ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... or advice, or you can write us at: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box .... See "Hitches" later in this section. • Do not tow a trailer at all during the first ... km) that you tow a trailer, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps your ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... for more information about your vehicle's maximum load capacity. If you are using a weight-carrying or a ... 15 percent of the total loaded trailer weight (B). Do not exceed the maximum allowable tongue weight for ... to see if the weights are proper. If they are not, you may be able to get them right ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...contacting the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch ... for attaching safety chains and do not attach them to the bumper. Always leave ...read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you will be able to install, adjust and...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...Have your exhaust system inspected for leaks, and make necessary repairs before starting on your trip. • Keep the rear-most windows closed. ... vehicle you are driving is now a good deal longer and not nearly as responsive as your vehicle is by itself. Before you start, check all trailer hitch parts ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ...ash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps ...ash, telling other drivers you are about to turn, change lanes or stop. When towing a trailer, the arrows ...your signal when they are not. It's important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are still ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... gear before you start down a long or steep downgrade. If you do not shift down, you might have to use...transaxle. Parking on Hills {CAUTION: You really should not park your vehicle, with a trailer attached, on ...1. Apply your regular brakes, but do not shift into PARK (P) yet. 2. Have someone ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service more often when you are pulling a trailer. See the Maintenance Schedule for more on this. Things ... fluid, engine oil, belts, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If you...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ✍ NOTES 4-50
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... Brakes ...5-38 Battery ...5-41 Jump Starting ...5-42 All-Wheel Drive ...5-48 Bulb Replacement ...5-50 Halogen Bulbs ...5-50 Headlamps ...5-51 Front Turn Signal,... Under the Hood ...5-10 Hood Release ...5-11 Engine Compartment Overview ...5-12 Engine Oil ...5-13 Engine Air Cleaner...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... Accessory Inflator ...5-76 If a Tire Goes Flat ...5-77 Changing a Flat Tire ...5-78 Compact Spare Tire ...5-102 Appearance ... of Your Vehicle ...5-106 Sheet Metal Damage ...5-108 Finish Damage ...5-109 Underbody Maintenance ...5-109 Chemical Paint Spotting ...5-109 Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you... of these marks: Doing Your Own Service Work If you want to do... work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more... can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    .... Otherwise, you might damage your engine. A little pinging noise when you accelerate or drive uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary. If you are using 87 octane or ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... fuels that meet California specifications. If this fuel is not available in states adopting California emissions standards, ... authorized GM dealer for diagnosis. If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. Canada Only 5-5
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... valves clean. If your vehicle experiences problems due to dirty injectors or valves, try a ...or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of ... availability, ask an auto club, or contact a major oil company that does business in the country where you will...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when you are refueling. Do not smoke if you are... sparks, flames and smoking materials away from fuel. Do not leave the fuel pump unattended when refueling your vehicle - ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... If you spill fuel and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. Fuel can spray... cap too soon, it will spring back to the right. Be careful not to spill fuel. Don't top off or ... pumping before you remove the nozzle. Clean fuel from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See Cleaning the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... The malfunction indicator lamp (SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light) will come on if the fuel cap is not properly installed. Notice: If you need ... get the wrong type, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, ...: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...Lift the hood. 4. Pull forward on the hood prop to release it from its storage clip. 5. Put the end of the hood ...down and close it firmly. 1. Pull the hood release handle, located under the instrument panel ..., pull up on the center of the hood, and push the secondary hood release to the right. 5-11...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    Engine Compartment Overview When you lift the hood, you'll see these items: 5-12
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil dipstick. Turn off the engine and give ...the oil pan. If you don't, the oil dipstick might not show the actual level. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 5-118. Notice: Do not add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level gets above the cross-... Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. Be sure to add enough ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... two things: • GM6094M Your vehicle's engine requires oil meeting GM Standard GM6094M. You should ... (-18°C) or above and SAE 5W-30 is not available, you may use SAE 10W-30. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils such as SAE 20W-50....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... on engine revolutions and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil change will be indicated can vary considerably. For the oil life system to work properly, you must reset the system every time the oil is changed. 5-16
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ..., the oil life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over a year. However, your ... oil life system whenever the oil is changed. If your vehicle does not have the optional Driver ... and filter based on vehicle use. Anytime your oil is changed, reset the system so it can calculate ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...air cleaner/filter. When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Inspect the air cleaner/filter at every oil change and replace it at the first oil change after 25,000 miles (40 000 km). See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for more information....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    .../filter off can cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air, it helps to stop flame if the engine backfires. If it is not there and the engine backfires, you could be burned. Do not drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...and Change Automatic Transaxle Fluid A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change both the fluid and filter every 50,000... service If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    Checking the Fluid Level To prepare your vehicle, do the following: 1. Park your vehicle on a level place and keep the engine running. 2. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear range, pausing ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...to Add Automatic Transaxle Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid ... add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating ...months, whichever occurs first. Any repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the mixture ... wrong mixture, your engine could get too hot but you would not get the overheat warning. Your engine could catch fire and you or ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...Never turn the radiator pressure cap - even a little - when the engine and radiator are hot. Add coolant mixture at the recovery tank, but be careful not to spill it. The vehicle must be on a level surface. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at the FULL COLD mark, or a little...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ..., to avoid engine damage, allow the engine to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severely degraded. Repair the cause of coolant loss, change the oil and reset the oil life system. See "Engine Oil" in the Index. 5-25 Radiator Pressure Cap Notice: The...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ...) Notice: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. See "Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode" in the Index for...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when ...previously in this section. You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. Climb ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...ll see: {CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools...If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, do not do anything else until it cools down. The ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ...or 24 months, whichever occurs first. Any repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always use DEX-COOL®(silicate-free) coolant ... other engine parts, can be very hot. Do not touch them. If you do, you ..., both fans should be running. If they are not, your vehicle needs service. 5-29
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...Coolant Recovery Tank If you have not found a problem yet, but the coolant level is not at or above the FULL COLD mark, add a 50/50 ...could get too hot but you would not get the overheat warning. Your engine could... if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. 5-30
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    When the coolant in the coolant recovery tank is at or above the FULL COLD mark, start your vehicle. If the overheat warning continues, there's one more thing you can try. You can add the proper coolant mixture directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before you do it. {...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise until it first stops. Do not press down while turning the pressure cap. If you... it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine.
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    Housing Bypass Tube 3. After the engine cools, open the coolant air bleed valves. There are two bleed valves. One is located on the thermostat housing. The other is located on the thermostat bypass tube. 4. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOL® coolant mixture, up to the base of the fi...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine ... mixture through the filler neck until the level reaches the base of the filler neck. 8. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins to flow ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    Power Steering Fluid 9. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 10. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank. The power steering fluid reservoir is located to the right of the windshield washer fluid reservoir, at the back of the engine compartment. 5-35
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. See Engine Compartment Overview... need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. Notice: • When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. • Don't mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water can...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ...have your brake system fixed since a leak means that sooner or later your brakes will not work well, or will not work at all. So, it is not a good idea to "top off" your brake fluid. Adding brake fluid will not correct a leak. If you add fluid when your linings are worn, then you...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ..., just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake system can ... system parts so badly that they will have to be replaced. Do not let someone put in the wrong kind of ... fluid on your vehicle's painted surfaces, the paint finish can be damaged. Be careful not to spill brake ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... Some driving conditions or climates may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something is wrong with your brakes... brake wear warning sound means that soon your brakes will not work well. That could lead to an accident. When you ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... to expect can change in many other ways if someone puts in the wrong replacement brake parts....be badly hurt if you are not careful. See Jump Starting on page 5-42 for tips on ... comes with a maintenance free ACDelco® battery. When it is time for a new battery, get one that has the replacement number ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... on both vehicles involved in the jump starting procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. {CAUTION:... that can explode or ignite. • They contain enough electricity to burn you. If you do not follow these ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    Notice: If you leave your radio or other accessories on during the jump starting procedure, they could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered .... Always turn off your radio and other accessories when jump starting your vehicle. 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You do not need to add water to the ACDelco® battery installed in your new vehicle. But ...water to take care of that first. If you do not, explosive gas could be present. Battery fluid contains...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    7. Don't let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 8. Now connect the black negative (−) cable to the negative (−) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote negative (−) terminal ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection ...dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Notice: If the ...shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Remove the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    To disconnect the jumper cables from both vehicles, do the following: 1. Disconnect the black negative (−) cable from the vehicle that had the dead battery. 2. Disconnect the black negative (−) cable from the vehicle with the good battery. 3. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... Case (Power Transfer Unit) When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See Recommended Fluids and ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ...-Differential (Rear Drive Module) When to Check and Change Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant and .... A fluid loss could indicate a problem; check and have it repaired, if needed. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    Bulb Replacement For the type of bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on page 5-55. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer. Halogen Bulbs {CAUTION: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you drop or scratch ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... in on the headlamp and lift up the headlamp retaining clip partway, but do not remove. 5. Remove the bulb access cover. 6. Turn the bulb socket one-quarter of a turn clockwise. 7. Pull the bulb assembly out from the lamp housing. 3. Unsnap the headlamp assembly by ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...the gray tabs and separate the connector from the bulb base. 9. Install the new bulb into the electrical connector. Push the bulb firmly enough so that the gray tabs hook over the ... assembly back into the lamp housing and turn the bulb socket one-quarter of a turn counterclockwise. 5-52...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... straight up. 4. Pull the lamp assembly away from the vehicle. 5. Unscrew the bulb socket from the lamp assembly by pressing the tab while turning it counterclockwise. 6. Replace the bulb by pulling the old one out and gently pushing the new one into the lamp socket. 7....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...A. Stop/Taillamps B. Back-up Lamps 4. Unscrew the bulb socket from the lamp assembly by pressing the tab while turning the bulb socket counterclockwise. 5. Replace the bulb by pulling the old one out and gently pushing the new one into the bulb socket. 3. Turn the lamp outboard, then pull...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...bulb socket with the gaps in the socket holes and screw the bulb socket back into the lamp housing. You...snap into the socket. 9. Reinstall the screws removed in Step 2. Replacement Bulbs Lamp Back-up Lamps (Bottom.../Parking/Sidemarker Lamps Stop/Taillamps (Top) Bulb Number 3155K 9005 9006 3057 3057K ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... wear or cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" under Owner Checks and Services on page 6-8 for more information. Replacement blades come in different types ... different ways. For proper type and length, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-13. Here's how to remove ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    5. Push the release clip, located at the connecting point of the blade and the arm, in the up position. Then, pull the blade assembly down toward the glass to ... it from the wiper arm. 6. Push the new wiper blade securely on the wiper arm until you hear the release clip "click" into place. 5-57
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty booklet for...manufacturer's booklet included with your vehicle's Owner's Manual. CAUTION: (Continued) • Underinflated tires ...if your tires have been damaged, replace them. {CAUTION: Poorly maintained and ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... width, height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. See the "Tire Size" illustration later in... (C) Department of Transportation (DOT): The Department of Transportation (DOT) code indicates that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... Tire Quality Grading on page 5-72. (G) Maximum Cold Inflation Load Limit: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. For more information on recommended tire pressure see Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-66 and Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-36. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and should not be driven at speeds over 65 mph (105 ... that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. See Compact Spare Tire on page ...width, height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. The letter "T" as the first character in ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... vehicle tire engineered to standards set by the U. S. Tire and Rim Association. (F) Service Description: These characters represent the load range and the speed rating of a tire. The load range represents the load carrying capacity a tire is certified to carry. The load index can range from ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... the weight of a motor vehicle with standard and optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil and coolant, but without passengers and cargo. DOT Markings: A code molded into the sidewall of a tire signifying that ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... unit for air pressure. There are 6.9 kPa’s to one psi. Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire: A tire used on light duty trucks and some multipurpose passenger vehicles. Load Index: An assigned ...: A tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and multipurpose vehicles. Recommended In�.
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. Rim: A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire ...tread and the bead. Speed Rating: An alphanumeric code assigned to a tire indicating the maximum speed ... Quality Grading on page 5-72. Vehicle Capacity Weight: The number of designated seating positions...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... underinflation or overinflation is all right. It's not. If your tires don't have enough air ... pressure on the Tire and Loading Information label, no further adjustment is necessary. If the inflation ... amount. If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in the center of ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...-lock brake system warning light comes on, the check tire pressure system may not be working properly. See... a low tire - but it does not replace normal tire maintenance. See Tires on page 5-58....spare. Do not reset the check tire pressure system without first correcting the cause of the problem and ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...back on, the check tire pressure system has not reset. Repeat the procedure. The system completes ...Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools" in Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-78. The purpose... rotation is the most important. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4, for scheduled rotation intervals. 5-68...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ...wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places... paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the rust or dirt off. See "Changing a Flat Tire" in the Index. When rotating your tires, ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...showing through the tire's rubber. • The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut or snagged deep enough to show cord or fabric. • The tire has a bump, bulge or split. • The tire has a puncture, cut or other damage that can't be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. 5-70
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ..., traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an all... mud and snow). If you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the ... (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have a ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... The Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply to deep tread, winter-type snow ...tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these grades,...-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or ... the longest tire life and best overall performance. Scheduled wheel alignment and wheel balancing are not needed. However, if you notice unusual tire wear or your vehicle pulling one ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ...Always use the correct wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for replacement. 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...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...{CAUTION: Don't use tire chains. There's not enough clearance. Tire chains used on ... combination and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, ... If you do find traction devices that will fit, install them on the front tires for front-wheel-...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...explode, and you or others could be injured. Be sure to read the inflator instructions, and inflate any object only to its recommended pressure. ...of the hose to the outlet. 6. Press the accessory inflator switch. The light in the switch will come on to show the system is working. There may be an ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    If the accessory inflator system does not turn on or the light does not come on, the fuse may be blown or installed incorrectly. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers...at a time, you could damage the inflator. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Run the inflator for...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...stop, well off the road if possible. Changing a Flat Tire If a tire goes ...Lifting a vehicle and getting under it to do maintenance or repairs is dangerous without the appropriate safety... rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be the tire on the other side of the vehicle...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... need is located in the storage compartment at the rear of the vehicle, on the passenger's side. 1. Remove the side convenience net. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 2. Open the jack storage compartment by lifting up the tab and pulling the cover off. 5-79
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    A. Jack B. Wing Bolt C. Jacking Instructions D. Folding Wrench The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), folding wrench (B), extension tube (C), wing nut (D), and J-Hook (E). 3. Remove the jack and jacking tools by turning the wing bolt counterclockwise. Slightly lift up the jack from the...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ..., turn the wrench clockwise to raise the cable back up. Do not store a full-size or a flat road tire under the vehicle. See ... with the Sliding Rear Convenience Tray)" later in this section. To continue changing the flat tire see "Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire" later in ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... or four turns. 4. If the spare tire has not lowered, tighten the cable all the way and then... Sliding Rear Convenience Tray) If the spare tire will not lower, the secondary latch may be engaged causing the...to see if the cable is visible. 2. If it's not visible, see "Secondary Latch System" later...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...Shaft Cap Hole Assembly C. Folding Wrench I. Hoist Shaft D. Extension Tube 1. Push the release lever located in front of the handle of the sliding rear tray to release the pin from the floor track assembly. 2. Pull the sliding rear tray toward you without lifting it up....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... Rear Convenience Tray)" later in this section. To continue changing the flat tire see "Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire" later in this section. 5-84 If the spare tire will not lower, the secondary latch may be engaged causing the tire not to...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... Spare Tire and Tools" later in this section for instructions on storing the compact spare tire correctly. {CAUTION: Before beginning this procedure read all the instructions. Failure to read and follow the ... and others could get hurt. Read and follow the instructions listed below. 5-85
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... procedure could be injured by the jack. If the spare tire does not slide off the jack completely, make sure no one is behind you ... you pull the jack out from the spare. If the cable is not visible, start this procedure at Step 2. 1. Turn the wrench counterclockwise until approximately ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... 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 and the spare tire is balancing on the jack. 6. Lower the jack by turning the folding wrench counterclockwise. Keep lowering the jack until the spare ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... be injured by the jack. If the spare tire does not slide off the jack completely, make sure no one is behind you or on either side of ...not be able to store a spare tire using the hoist assembly until it has been repaired or replaced. If the cable is not visible, start this procedure at Step 2. 5-88
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... jack under the center of the spare tire. 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. 5-89
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ..., turn the wrench clockwise to raise the cable back up. Have the hoist assembly inspected as soon as you can. You will not be able to store a spare tire using the hoist assembly until it has been repaired or replaced. 5-90
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... using the wheel wrench. 2. Loosen the wheel nuts - but do not remove them - using the folding wrench. (Turn the handle ... impact wrench to remove the wheel nuts, you could damage the lock nut or wheel lock key. Do not use an impact wrench to remove the wheel nuts if your vehicle has wheel locks....
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... your vehicle on a jack, avoid contact with the rear axle control arms. Do not raise the vehicle yet. Put the compact spare tire near you. {CAUTION: Getting .... If the vehicle slips off the jack you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. 5-92
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    {CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall. To help avoid personal injury and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. 4. Attach the folding wrench to the ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from the places where the wheel attaches to ...you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the rust or ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    {CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 8. Install the spare tire and put the wheel nuts back on with the rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... 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. Notice: Wheel covers will not fit on your compact spare. If you try to put a wheel cover on the compact spare, ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    Storing a Flat 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 collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. The underbody-mounted ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    Storing the Spare Tire and Tools 1. Lay the compact 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 the ground. See "Removing the Spare Tire without the Sliding Rear ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    .... Push the cover in place and push down the tab on the top of the cover so that it rests in the groove. This secures the cover in place. When you replace the compact spare with a full-size tire, reinstall the bolt-on wheel covers or the center cap, which ever your vehicle has. Tighten them "hand ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... from the back of the jack access door. Assemble the wing nut and the J-hook. 4. Install the wing nut and the J-hook to the D-ring through the center hole of the tire. ... Push and pull on the tire to make sure the tire is secure and does not move. 6. Put back all tools as they were stored in the jack ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ...from the back of the jack access door. Assemble the wing nut and the J-hook. 6. Install the wing nut and the J-hook to the D-ring through the center hole of the tire....Push and pull on the tire to make sure the tire is secure and does not move. 9. Put back all tools as they were stored in the storage ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... and have your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course, it's ...the compact spare is installed, don't take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails... all-wheel drive you will need to drive with light to moderate acceleration, for 10 seconds, in a straight line...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... to clean your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or windows when you ... cleaning the inside. Never use these to clean your vehicle: Do not use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your vehicle...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...are some cleaning tips: Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, ... water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the cleaning instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers after ... stain. • Use a clean cloth or sponge, and change to a clean area often. A soft brush may...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    .... Then, let the leather dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. Cleaning Interior Plastic ... stains, use a leather cleaner. • Never use oils, varnishes, solvent-based or abrasive cleaners, ... damage to the rear window defogger and the integrated radio antenna. When cleaning the glass on your vehicle, ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety... Care/Appearance Materials on page 5-110. Do not use cleaning agents that are petroleum based, ... cleaning agents should be flushed promptly and not allowed to dry on the surface, or they could stain...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ...and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." on painted surfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon ...as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. Do not use strong soaps,... any painted surface of the wheel, and buff off immediately after application. Do not take... shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... dark spots etched into the paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, GM will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within 12 months or 12,000 miles (20 000 km) of...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ...Cloth Wax-Treated Tar and Road Oil Remover Chrome Cleaner and Polish... Cleaner Glass Cleaner Chrome and Wire Wheel Cleaner Usage Interior and... polishing cloth. Removes tar, road oil and asphalt. Use on chrome or stainless... Wash Wax Concentrate lightly waxes. Biodegradable and phosphate free. Quickly and...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of... options and special equipment Be sure that this label is not removed from the vehicle. Engine Identification The...engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications and replacement ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... add anything electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle .... If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, be sure to get it fixed. Power Windows ..., protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. Headlamp Wiring The headlamp wiring is protected by different ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... one of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can borrow one ...feature of your vehicle that you can get along without - like the radio or cigarette lighter - and use its fuse, if it is the right amperage. Replace it as soon as you ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ...30 31 Fuse 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Usage Empty Steering Wheel Radio Controls Power Door Locks Empty Empty Empty ...Relay and Height Sensor Heated Mirrors Power Mirrors Ignition 1 Module Turn Signal Switch Rear Defogger Air ... Body Control Module (BCM), PASS-Key® III Park Lock Ignition Key Solenoid 5-114
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... Empty Power Sunroof Power Windows Map Lamps, Courtesy Lamps and Instrument Panel Lights Radio UQ3 Radio Amplifier Head-Up Display Hazard Flashers Instrument Panel Cluster, ... Control Module (BCM) Usage Rear Defogger Relay Ignition Relay Accessory Relay Retained Accessory Power Relay...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ...-Beam Headlamp Driver's Low-Beam Headlamp Driver's High-Beam Headlamp Ignition Switch Battery Power Parking Lamps - Front and Rear Passenger's High-Beam Headlamp Vent Solenoid DVD Front Fog Lamps Ignition Relay, Neutral Start Switch, Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Body Control ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ...41 42 45 47 48 70 § Usage Front Power Outlets/Lights, OnStar® Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Starter Solenoid ... Control Blower and Ignition 3 Relay Main Battery Fuse for Ignition Switch, Radio, Heads-Up Display, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), Instrument Cluster, Air Conditioning and ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... and Replacement Complete Overhaul AWD Automatic Transaxle Pan Removal and Replacement Complete Overhaul Cooling System with A/C Engine Oil with Filter Fuel Capacity Rear Differential Fluid Capacity Transfer Case Fluid Capacity Wheel Nut Torque ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    Engine Specifications Engine V6 VIN Code E Transaxle Automatic Spark Plug Gap 0.060 inches (1.52 mm) 5-119
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ✍ NOTES 5-120
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-8 At Least Once a Month ...6-9 At ... Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Using Your Maintenance Schedule ...6-3 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Additional Required Services ...6-6 Maintenance Footnotes ...6-7 6-1
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    Maintenance Schedule Introduction Important: Keep engine oil at the proper level and change as recommended. Maintenance Requirements Notice: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, replacement parts and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to help you keep ... GM Goodwrench dealer. This schedule is for vehicles that: The services in Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 should be performed ..., you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ... km) since your last service. Remember to reset the oil life system whenever the oil is changed. See Engine Oil on page 5-13 for information on the Engine... all for one year. Scheduled Maintenance When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL message comes on, it means that service is required for your ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    Service Change engine oil and filter. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil on page 5-13. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for any leaks or damage. See footnote (j). Inspect engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-18. An ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ...cleaner filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-18. An Emission Control Service. Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter (severe service). See footnote (h). Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter (normal service). Replace spark plugs and inspect spark ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... for any opened or broken air bag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) (f) Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood latch assemblies, secondary latches, pivots, spring anchor ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... system inspected and repaired and the fluid level checked. Add fluid if needed. Owner Checks ... for further details. Notice: It is important to check your oil regularly and keep it at the proper level. Failure ...keep your engine oil at the proper level can cause damage to your engine not covered by ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ...See Parking Brake on page 2-25 if necessary. Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn... other position, contact your GM Goodwrench dealer for service. At Least Once a Month Tire Inflation Check... or turn the spare tire. If it moves, tighten it. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-78. 6-9
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ..., and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to LOCK in each shift lever position.... move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. Without ... PARK (P), contact your GM Goodwrench dealer for service. • The key should turn to LOCK only ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... ability: With the engine running, shift to PARK (P). Then release the parking brake followed by the regular brake....Contact your GM Goodwrench dealer if service is required. {CAUTION: When you are doing this check,..., set the parking brake. Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... be obtained from your dealer. Fluid/Lubricant Engine oil which meets GM Standard GM6094M and displays ... Petroleum Institute Certified for Gasoline Engines Engine Oil starburst symbol. To determine the proper viscosity for your vehicle's engine, see Engine Oil on page 5-13. 50/50 mixture of clean,...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter Spark Plugs Windshield Wiper Blades Driver's Side Length Passenger's Side Length Type GM® Part Number 25099149 25010792 12568387 ACDelco® Part Number A1208C PF47 41-101 24.0 inches (60.0 ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service and the ... services performed in the boxes provided. See Maintenance Requirements on page 6-2 in this section. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-15
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-16
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... Ordering Information ...7-13 Customer Assistance Information ...7-2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7-2 Online Owner Center ...7-4 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...7-4 Customer Assistance Offices ...7-4 GM Mobility Program for ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ... can occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following ... by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ...any additional rights you may have. Canadian owners refer to your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet for information on the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP... factors. General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or discontinue its participation...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...(United States only) • Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance schedule. Customer Assistance Offices Pontiac encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    United States - Customer Assistance Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 1-800-762-2737 or 1-800-833-7668 (For Text Telephone devices (TTYs)) Roadside Assistance: 1-800-ROADSIDE (762-3743) Fax Number: 313-381-0022 From Puerto Rico: 1-800-496-9992 (English) ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ...Travel 1-800-ROADSIDE (1-800-762-3743) As the proud owner of a new Pontiac vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Pontiac... by 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 ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ...re departments or hospitals Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when, in Pontiacମ. never have the occasion to use our service, it is added security while traveling for you...€™re only a phone call away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance: 1-800-ROADSIDE or 1-800...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    Courtesy Transportation Pontiac has always exemplified quality and value in its offering of... wait. However, if you are unable to wait Pontiac helps minimize your inconvenience by providing ... keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related. If it...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ...mileage or rental usage beyond the completion of the repair. Generally it is not possible to provide a like-vehicle ... program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please .... A separate booklet entitled Warranty and Owner Assistance Information furnished with each new ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ... equipment is needed and access to the vehicle or the SDM is required. GM will not access information about a crash event or share it with others other than • with the consent of the vehicle owner or, if the vehicle is leased, with the consent of the lessee, • in response ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ...However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General... from the hotline. • share summary data which is not tied to a specific vehicle with non-GM..., please check the OnStar subscription service agreement or manual for information on its operations and data...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'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 Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, ..., Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual This manual provides information on unit repair service procedures, adjustments, and ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... Information Owner publications are written specifically for owners and intended to provide basic operational information about the vehicle. The owner's manual will include the Maintenance Schedule for all models. In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio, Owner's ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ..., Integrated Windshield ...3-119 Antenna, XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...3-119 Anti-lock Brake... CDs and DVDs ...3-118 Integrated Windshield Antenna ...3-119 Radio with CD ...3-65, 3-75 Radio... Time ...3-64 Theft-Deterrent Feature ...3-116 Understanding Radio Reception ...3-118 XM™ Satellite ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ... Emergencies ...4-10 Break-In, New Vehicle ...2-18 Bulb Replacement ...5-50 Front Turn Signal, ......5-53 Halogen Bulbs ...5-50 2 C California Fuel ...5-5 Canada - Customer Assistance ...7-5 Canadian Owners ...ii ... Belts ...1-32 Chains, Tires ...5-75 Change Engine Oil Message ...3-46 Charging System ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    Check Engine Light ...3-39 Tire Pressure System ...5-67 Checking Coolant ...5-24 Checking Engine Oil ...5-13 Checking Things Under the Hood ...5-10 Checking ... Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-106 Cleaning (cont.) Underbody Maintenance ...5-109 Video Screen ...3-119 Weatherstrips ...5-106 ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ... States Government ...7-11 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-6 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-13 D Daytime ... and Defrosting ...3-26, 3-29 Delayed Lighting ...3-17 Delayed Locking ...2-8, 3-61 Dinghy ... ...2-15 Disarming with Your Key ...2-15 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-3 Dolly ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ... Inspection and Maintenance Programs ...3-42 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-18 Battery ...5-41 Engine (cont.) Change Oil Message ...3-46 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...3-39 Coolant ...5-22 Coolant Heater ...2-21 Coolant Temperature Gage ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    F Filter Engine Air Cleaner ...5-18 Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station (RDS and XM™) ...3-68, 3-78, 3-92 ... Care ...5-107 Finish Damage ...5-109 Flash-to-Pass ...3-9 Flat Tire ...5-77 Flat Tire, Changing ...5-78 Floor Console Fuse Block ...5-113 Fluid Automatic Transaxle ...5-20 Power Steering ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ...3-9 Headlamp Wiring ...5-112 Headlamps ...5-51 Bulb Replacement ...5-50 Front Turn Signal...Fluid ...5-36 How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-18 How to Use This Manual ...iii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...1-18 Hydroplaning ...4-21 I If No Steam Is...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ... ...3-50 Low Oil Pressure Message ...3-45 Low Tire Message ...3-47 Low Washer Fluid Warning Message ...3-49 Lumbar Manual Controls ...1-3 M Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services ...At Each Fuel Fill ...At Least Once a Month ...At Least...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    Maintenance Schedule (cont.) Maintenance Record ...6-14 Maintenance Requirements ...6-2 Normal Maintenance Replacement ... ...4-49 Making Turns ...4-47 Malfunction Indicator Light ...3-39 Manual Lumbar Controls ... Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-13 O Odometer ...Off-Road Recovery ...Oil Engine...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    Online Owner Center ...7-4 OnStar® Personal Calling ...2-33 OnStar® Services ...2-32 OnStar® ...25 Overseas - Customer Assistance ...7-5 Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 Owners, Canadian ...ii Owner's ...97 Playing a Specific Loaded CD ...3-99 Playing the Radio ...3-66, 3-76, 3-90 Power Accessory ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    R Radiator Pressure Cap ...5-25 Radio Data System (RDS) ...3-65, 3-75, 3-89 Radio Messages ...3-71, 3-80, 3-95 Radios ...3-64 Care of Your CD and DVD ... ...3-118 Care of Your CDs and DVDs ...3-118 Radio with CD ...3-65, 3-75 Radio with Six-Disc CD ...3-89 Rear Audio Controller (RAC) ...3-116 Setting ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ... ...1-12 Safety Chains ...4-45 Safety Warnings and Symbols ...iii Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Seats Head Restraints ...1-5 Heated Seats ...1-3 Manual Lumbar ...1-3 Manual Passenger ...1-2 Rear Seat Operation ...1-6 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-4 Six-...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    Service Manuals ...7-13 Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only) ...3-69, 3-79, 3-94 Setting Preset Stations ...3-67, 3-77,...10 Taillamps Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps ...5-54 TCS Warning Light ...3-38 Theft-Deterrent, Radio ...3-116 Theft-Deterrent Systems ...2-14 Content Theft-Deterrent ...2-14 PASS-Key® III ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    ...22 Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) ...5-48 Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual ...7-13 Transportation Options ...7-8 Trip Odometer ...3-33 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...3-8 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...3-8 ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    ...Used Oil ...5-18 What Washer Fluid to Use ...5-36 Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-73 Replacement ...5-74 When to Add Engine Oil ...5-14 When to Change Engine Oil (GM Oil Life System) ...5-16 When to Check ...5-66 V Vehicle Control ...
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    When to Check and Change Automatic Transaxle Fluid ...5-20 When to Check Power Steering Fluid ...5-36 When ... Wipers ...3-10 Winter Driving ...4-28 X XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ...3-119 XM™ Satellite Radio Service (48 Contiguous US States) ...3-65, 3-75, 3-90, 3-118 Y Your Driving, the ...



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