2005 Pontiac Aztek Owner's Manual

2005 Pontiac Aztek Manual

2005 Pontiac Aztek manual table of contents:

  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2005 Pontiac Aztek Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Rear Seats ...1-6 Safety Belts ...1-11 Child Restraints ...1-35 Airbag System ...1-56 Restraint System Check ...1-66 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-2 Doors and Locks ...2-7 Windows ...2-12 Theft-...
  • 2005 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...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ... to quickly locate information about the vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can ... and Symbols There are a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell about things that ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ... to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE ... words. There are also warning labels on the vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE. Vehicle Symbols The vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols are shown along ...
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    These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle: v
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    ✍ NOTES vi
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...66 Restraint System Check ...1-66 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-66 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-67 1-1 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Passenger Seat ...1-2 Six-Way Power Seats ...1-2 Manual Lumbar ...1-3 Heated ...
  • 2005 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 Power Seats Your ... on the outboard sides of the driver's and front passenger's seats. • Move the front of the control up or down to adjust the ...
  • 2005 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 Seats Your vehicle may have ... the rear of the vehicle to decrease lumbar support. This feature will quickly heat the seat cushions and lower back ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...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 lever, and the seat will go to its original upright position. But don't...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. The front seat head restraints are adjustable. Slide the head restraint up or down to adjust it. The rear seat head restraints in your vehicle may be adjustable. They work the same as the front seat head restraints. 1-5
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... operating features to adjust, fold, remove and reinstall the seats. By using the seat operating procedures, in the correct order, you can easily... the seats back in the vehicle, be sure to follow the label on the back of the seat for proper location. Folding or Reclining the Seatbacks {CAUTION: If ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...recliner lever to fold the seatback forward. Removing the Split Bench Seat Each section of the split bench seat ... 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 forward. The seat can stay in this position or it can be ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Replacing the Split Bench Seats {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a ...rearward on the seatback to be sure it is locked. 5. To release the front latches, squeeze the angled latch release bar toward the straight crossbar. 6. Remove the seat by rocking it slightly toward...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... put the sections of the bench seat in so they face rearward because they won't latch that way. The split bench seat sections have seat position ... section must go. The seat must be placed in the proper location for the legs to attach correctly. 1. Squeeze the angled latch release bar ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    2. Make sure the bench seat is angled so that the front hooks clear the floor pins. If the front legs are not attached correctly, the rear legs will not ... 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 ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ...Belts {CAUTION: Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should... and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly. {CAUTION: Do not ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ... badly hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter...a lot! Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat on wheels. 1-12
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. 1-13
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 1-14
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of them. Every airbag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you are in a vehicle that has airbags, you still have to buckle up to get the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... from home, why should I wear safety belts? How to Wear Safety Belts Properly This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know .... Here is how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, see "...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not ... across you more slowly. 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks.... stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the ... belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied at the abdomen, not at the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    Q: What is 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 are not as strong...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Q: What is wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not 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 the...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ..., push down on the button and move the height adjuster to the desired position. You can move the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it, try to move it down without pushing the button down to make sure it has locked into position. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. ... works the same way as the driver's safety belt. Rear Seat Passengers It is very important for rear seat ...! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here...pull the belt across you more slowly. 2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. 1-26 ... the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the latch plate and keep pulling until you can ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just ... belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. 1-27
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... buckle. Center Rear Passenger Position Lap-Shoulder Belt If your 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 ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    1. Remove the shoulder belt from its stowage location in the roof and pull it all the way down to the lap belt. 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. 1-29
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    3. To make the lap belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug 4. Buckle, position and release the lap-shoulder belt the same way as the other lap-shoulder belts. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... who have outgrown child restraints and booster seats and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. Here's how to install a comfort guide and use the safety belt: Second Row Outside Positions For the second row outside positions do the following...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The guide must be on top of the belt. 1-32
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ...position and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-25. Make sure that ...belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guides. Pull the guide upward to expose its storage clip, and...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...shoulder 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 ... shoulder. To remove and store the elastic cord, remove it from the comfort guide. The elastic cord will go back under the head restraint. 1-34...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt is not long enough, ..., do not let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. The extender has been designed for adults. Never use it for securing child seats. To wear it, just attach it to the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... in a crash. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. 1-36
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. but the ...the child's face or neck? A: If the child is sitting in a seat next to a window, move the child toward the... child is sitting in a rear seat, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ...and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every ...appropriate restraints. Young children should not use the vehicle's adult safety belts alone,...they need to use a child restraint. {CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    {CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby does not weigh much - until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... are purchased by the vehicle's owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a particular restraint should take into consideration not only the child's weight, height and age but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. 1-40
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ...many different models available. When purchasing a child restraint, be sure it is designed to be used in a motor vehicle. If it is, the restraint will have a label saying ..., so the crash forces can be distributed across the strongest part of an infant's body, the back and shoulders. Infants always ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    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 ... toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... 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 have a shoulder belt positioner, and some... seats have a five-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... standards. Then follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system or the LATCH system in your vehicle, but the child also has to ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... top strap-equipped child restraints are designed for use with or without the top strap being anchored. Others ... requires that the top strap be anchored, don't use the restraint unless it is anchored properly. If ... need to secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, always move ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ...Anchor the top strap to one of the following anchor points. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child ...it. If you're using a top strap-equipped child restraint in the center rear seat and need to temporarily...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    Outside Position Bench Seat Center Position Bench Seat 1-47
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ...) Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You will find anchors in both rear seat outside passenger ...to make installation of child restraints easier, does not use the vehicle's safety belts. Instead, ... attachments to secure the restraints. Some restraints also use another vehicle anchor to secure a top ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. A. Lower Anchorage B. Lower Anchorage In order to use the LATCH system in your vehicle, you need a child restraint ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... LATCH System 1. Find the LATCH anchorages for the seating position you want to use, where the bottom of the seatback ...has one. If your child restraint does not have the LATCH system, you will be using the lap shoulder belt to secure the restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    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. 1-51
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... the lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in the center rear seating position. To secure a child restraint in this position, you will use only the lap part of the belt. Disconnect the shoulder part of the belt and store it before securing ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... restraint on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will... push down on the child restraint. If you are using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to push the child restraint as you tighten ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...child restraint. If you need to secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front 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...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    2. Put the child restraint on the seat. 3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and ...safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure ... quickly if you ever had to. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. 1-...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... Side impact airbags are available for the driver and right front passenger. If your vehicle has a side impact airbag for the driver and/or the right front passenger, the words AIR BAG will appear on ... into the retractor. You may find it helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... being ejected from it. Airbags are designed to work with safety belts but do not replace them. Frontal airbags for the driver and right front passenger are designed to deploy only in moderate to severe frontal and near frontal CAUTION: (Continued)...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...sit as far back as possible while still maintaining control of the vehicle. Front occupants should not lean on or sleep against the door. {CAUTION:...35 or Infants and Young Children on page 1-38. There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel cluster, which shows the airbag symbol. 1-58
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    The system checks the airbag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-31 for more information. Where Are the Airbags? The right front passenger's frontal airbag is in the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    If your vehicle has one, the driver's side impact airbag is in the side of the driver's seatback closest to the door. If your vehicle has one, the right front passenger's side impact airbag is in the side of the passenger's seatback closest to the door. 1-60
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... any other airbag covering. Do not let seat covers block the inflation path of a side impact airbag. The driver's and right front passenger's frontal airbags are designed to inflate ... deployment and non-deployment events and are used to predict how severe a crash is likely to be in time for ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... the airbag could inflate at a different crash speed than if the vehicle goes straight into the object. The frontal airbags (driver and right front passenger) are not intended to inflate during vehicle rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts because inflation would not likely help the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ..., the airbag and related hardware are all part of the airbag modules. Frontal airbag modules... in the seatback closest to the driver's and/or right front passenger's door. How Does an Airbag Restrain... collisions for vehicles with a driver's and right front passenger's side impact airbag. 1-63...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... the seatback closest to the driver's and/or right front passenger's door will be hot. The parts of the bag that come into contact with you may be warm, but not...opening a window or a door. If you experience breathing problems following an airbag deployment, you should seek medical ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ...only once. After an airbag inflates, you will need some new parts for your airbag system. If you do not get ... protect you in another crash. A new system will include airbag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. • Your vehicle...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... Airbag-Equipped Vehicle Airbags affect how your vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the airbag system in several places around your vehicle.... it inflates. Avoid yellow connectors. They are probably part of the airbag system. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, and make sure the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...also may mean you will need to have LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt or LATCH system wasn't being used at... as they would be if worn during a more severe crash, then you need new parts. 1-67
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    ✍ NOTES 1-68
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ...29 Running Your Engine While You Are Parked ...2-30 Mirrors ...2-31 Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-31 Outside Power Mirrors ...2-31 Outside ...Glove Box ...2-33 Cupholder(s) ...2-33 Overhead Console ...2-34 Front Door Utility Packs ...2-35 Console/Cooler ...2-35 Rear Storage Area ...2-36 Roof Rack System ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... not leave the keys in a vehicle with children. Your vehicle's key can be used for the ignition as well as the driver's door lock, the liftgate/tailgate lock, and the storage compartments. If you need a new key, contact your dealer, who can obtain the correct key code. 2-2
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ...page 2-16 for more information on programming your new key. Notice: If you ever ...Rules and with Industry Canada. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject ...cations to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ...doors from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied.... • Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary. See "Battery Replacement" under Remote... are still having trouble, see your dealer or a qualified technician for service. UNLOCK...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    .... If you would like to program the way the headlamps, parking lamps and horn operate with remote .... If you would like to program the way the headlamps, parking lamps, horn and radio operate ... more information. L (Remote Alarm): Press this button to make the headlamps and parking lamps flash and the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about three years. Notice: When replacing the battery, use care not to touch any of the circuitry. Static from your body transferred to these surfaces may damage the transmitter...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. From the outside, use your key or the remote keyless entry transmitter. To unlock the...vehicle. Locking your doors can help prevent this from happening. From the inside, use the manual or power door locks. To unlock either front door from the inside, ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... doors will not lock immediately when locking the doors using the power door lock switch or when LOCK on...3-51 to program the delayed locking feature. Press the front of the switch to lock all doors, or press the... switches. Instead, each rear door has a manual lever that works only that door's lock....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... lock or unlock the doors at any time, either manually, with the power door lock switches or by pressing ... cannot be opened from inside the vehicle when this feature is in use. If you want to open the rear ... the rear doors on your vehicle from the inside. To use one of these locks do the following: 1....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...drive with the liftgate/tailgate open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle. You can not ...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...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... entry transmitter. Your vehicle must be in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) for the liftgate to release. The liftgate will lock when closed. You will have to use one of the previous options to open the liftgate again. The liftgate must be opened to release the tailgate. Once the liftgate is opened, reach ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    Windows {CAUTION: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ...rear of any passenger window switch and that window will open. Press the front of any switch to close the window. Express-Down Window The driver's... window will lower completely. To stop the window while it is lowering, press the front of the switch. To raise the window, press and hold the front of...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... that nothing we put on it can make it impossible to steal. Content Theft-Deterrent Your vehicle may have a theft-deterrent alarm system. A security light located on top of the instrument panel will flash slowly to let you know that the system has been armed. Sun Visors To block out glare you can...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...or tries to turn the ignition without using the correct key. The horn will sound and the headlamps and parking lamps will flash... theft-deterrent system is armed, the liftgate/tailgate may be opened by using one of the following methods: Within five seconds after the security light begins to flash...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    Disarming with Your Key Your alarm system will disarm when you use your key to unlock the driver's door. The security light will stop flashing to let ... to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. PASS-Key® III ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... the ignition. When the PASS-Key® III system senses that someone is using the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicle's starter and fuel systems. The starter will not work and fuel will stop being delivered to the engine. Anyone using a trial-and-error method to start the...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...only a GM dealer can service PASS-Key® III to have new keys made.... will not start, see your dealer for service. 3. After the engine has started, turn ..., is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not ... your dealer who can service PASS-Key® III to have a new key made....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... wear and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings. A.... This position locks the ignition and transaxle. Notice: Using a tool to force the key from the ignition switch could cause damage or break the key. Use the correct key and turn the key only with...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... will also allow you to turn off the engine. Use ACCESSORY if you must have your vehicle...But even when the engine is not running, you can use ON to operate your electrical power accessories, and...a safety feature. To restart when you are already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Notice: Shifting into PARK ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ..., your engine might not perform properly. To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. ...-volt AC outlet. If the cord will not reach, use a heavy-duty three-prong extension cord ... starting your vehicle. At temperatures above 32°F (0°C), use of the coolant heater is not required. 2-21
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ...to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you do not, it could be damaged. How long ...area. PARK (P): This gear position locks your front wheels. It is the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle cannot move easily. Ensure ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ..., see Towing a Trailer on page 4-38. REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up. Notice: Shifting to ... does not connect with the wheels. To restart when you are already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. Also, use NEUTRAL (N) when your vehicle is being towed. {CAUTION: Shifting into a drive gear while your ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... and defrost the windows more quickly. THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal driving, but it offers more power and lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE... way, you could damage the transaxle. Have your vehicle serviced right away. You can drive in SECOND (2) ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ..., but lower fuel economy than THIRD (3). You can use SECOND (2) on hills.... your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND ..., but lower fuel economy than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep ... or holding the vehicle in one place on a hill using only the accelerator pedal may damage...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...brake system and cause premature wear or damage to brake system parts. Verify that the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off before ... your left foot. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See Brake System Warning Light on page...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...be sure your vehicle will not move, even when you are on fairly level ground, use the steps that follow. If you are pulling a trailer, see Towing a ... on the shift lever and pushing the shift lever all the way toward the front of the vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 4. Remove the key and take...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...of PARK (P). This is called "torque lock." To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then shift into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver's seat. To find out how, see Shifting Into Park (P) on page 2-27. When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever out of PARK (P) before...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust {CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you cannot see or smell. It can ...fixed immediately. {CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers, leaves,...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    Running Your Engine While You Are Parked It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. {CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror If the vehicle has this mirror, it has a lever located at the bottom that is used to change the mirror from the day to the night position. To reduce ... is curved so more can be seen from the driver's seat. It also makes things appear farther away than ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    OnStar® System OnStar® uses global positioning system (GPS) satellite technology, wireless ..., information, and convenience services. A complete OnStar® user’s guide and the terms and... • RideAssist • Information and Convenience Services OnStar® Services For new vehicles equipped with OnStar...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... into the vehicle. Calls can be placed nationwide using simple voice commands with no additional contracts...Virtual Advisor is a feature of OnStar® Personal Calling that uses minutes to access up-to-date weather ...out. Store the liners in the glove box when not in use. Your vehicle also has cupholders ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...sunglasses. If your vehicle has the OnStar® System, the OnStar® buttons will replace the front storage compartment. See OnStar® System on page...install your garage door opener, follow these instructions: 1. Open the compartment by pressing the latch forward. 2. Remove the garage door opener button,...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... Packs Your vehicle may have front door utility packs. If it does, the utility packs are located in the front door pockets of your vehicle, and are used for extra storage space. Your vehicle may have a fully insulated food/beverage console/cooler ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    The console/cooler contains a top tray for storage. Remove the top tray to put items in the cooler. The cooler may also have a coinholder. To remove the console/cooler from the vehicle, lift the handle from the driver's side to a fully upright position. Roof Rack System {CAUTION: If you try to ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    If you have the luggage carrier, you can load things on top of your vehicle. If you do load things on the top of your vehicle, you must load them on the luggage carrier crossrails. These are available from your dealer. The luggage carrier has four tie-down loops on the inside of each right and left...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...a bag in the glove box labeled TOOL KIT-ACSRY. 2. Use the tool to remove the screw located in the side rail assembly in front of the front crossrail... luggage carrier has release levers within the end of each crossrail support. 4. Put the tool and the screws back in the plastic ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... secure large loads. To replace the sunroof stop, do the following: 1. Put the crossrails in the full rear position. 2. Using the tool, put the screws back into each side ... of the storage compartments. When you are done using the crossrails you must replace the sunroof stop. 2-39
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... vehicle has a cargo cover, you can use it to cover items in the rear of the vehicle. Remove the ... each corner of the rear if the vehicle. When it is not in use, fold up the cover and return it ... vehicle, as far forward as you can. When not in use, it is recommended that you take down the convenience ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    Sliding Rear Convenience Tray 1. Push the release lever located in front of the handle of the tray to release the pin from the floor track assembly. 2. Pull the tray toward ... tray can be pulled out onto the tailgate making it easier to load or unload items. To use the tray, do the following: 2-41
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... sure that all items have been removed from the top and the inside of the sliding rear convenience tray. 2. Push down on the release lever in front of the handle of the tray to release the pin from the floor track assembly and pull the tray fully rearward onto the tailgate until you hear a click. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Removing the Floor Track Assembly 5. Use the handle to lift up on the tray while pulling it towards you. Use your other hand to support and lift the tray from the bottom. Remove the tray from the vehicle. The rear of the tray has rollers for you to ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...Track Assembly 2. Unlock the slide locks from the two rear floor retainers by pushing the button down and pressing them inward. 3. Disengage the front forks from the retainers by lifting and pulling the assembly toward you. Before beginning this procedure make sure that nothing is in the rear of ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... floor track assembly in while aligning the front forks, located on the bottom front of the track assembly, so that the forks slide under the two front floor retainers. 2. Insert the slide locks under the two rear floor retainers by pushing the button down and pressing them outward. You may have...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    Replacing the Sliding Rear Convenience Tray The floor track assembly must be installed first for... tray to stay locked into place. See "Replacing the Floor Track Assembly" listed previously ... information. 1. Pick up the tray by the handle and support the tray from the bottom with your other hand....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    3. Make sure the pin on bottom of the convenience tray fits into the hole on the floor track assembly. 4. Roll the tray forward into the vehicle until you hear a click. 5. Press the release lever and pull the tray onto the tailgate. 6. Connect the hook to the tethered ring located on each side ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... (RAP). See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 2-20 for more information. To close the glass panel, press and hold the front of the switch until the sunroof stops. The sunshade must be closed manually. 2-48
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... ...3-7 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...3-8 Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ...3-8 Flash-to-Pass ...3-9 Windshield Wipers ...3-9 Windshield Washer ...3-10 Cruise Control ... ...3-15 Interior Lamps Control ...3-16 Headlamp Exit Delay ...3-16 Entry Lighting ...3-17 Delayed Lighting ...3-17...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... Message ...3-40 Charging System Indicator Message ...3-40 Low Oil Pressure Message ...3-41 Change Engine Oil Message ...3-42 Low Tire Message ...3-42 Door Ajar Warning Message ...3-43......3-44 Low Fuel Warning Message ...3-44 Low Brake Fluid Warning Message ...3-45 Service Vehicle Soon...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ✍ NOTES 3-3
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-4
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    The main components of the instrument panel are the following: A. Side Outlets. See Outlet Adjustment on page 3-26. B. Instrument Panel Cluster. See Instrument Panel Cluster on page 3-28. C. Hazard Warning Flasher Button. See Hazard Warning Flashers on page 3-6. D. Driver Information Center (DIC) ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. The hazard warning flasher button... if the key is not in the ignition. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... • G Turn and Lane-Change Signals. See Turn and Lane-Change Signals on page 3-8. • 3 Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer. See Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer on page 3-8. • Flash-to-Pass. See Flash-to-Pass on page 3-9. The lever that allows you to tilt ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... to turn it off. To turn off the chime, turn off the signal. Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer To change the headlamps from low to ... the turn signal lever away from you, then release it. To change the headlamps from high to low, pull the lever toward you. This light will appear on the instrument panel ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... avoid damage, clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they are frozen to the windshield, carefully loosen or ... wiping cycles, you can set the wiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the delay ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ..., the cruise control disengages. The cruise controls are located on the end of the turn signal/multifunction lever. {CAUTION: In freezing weather, do not use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid can form ice on the windshield, blocking your vision. ON: Move the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... page 4-10. When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may turn the cruise control back ...If you leave your cruise control on when you are not using cruise, you might hit a button and go... cruise control switch off until you want to use cruise control. 1. Move the cruise control switch ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...initial cruise control speed. Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to ... using cruise control: Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to ...you do this, you will go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) slower. • Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    Using Cruise Control on Hills How well your cruise control will work on hills depends upon your speed, load and the ... you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and do not use cruise control on steep hills. Exterior Lamps The control located to the left of the steering...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... are on, only your reduced intensity high-beam headlamps will be on. Your instrument panel will not... will make your reduced intensity high-beam headlamps come on in daylight when the following conditions... to AUTO, and it is dark enough outside, the headlamps and parking lamps will, automatically, come...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... This feature controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. The knob for this feature is located on the interior lamps ... panel brightness. Press the knob in when not in use. Press the FOG PUSH button to turn ...off when you switch to high beams. Using your high beams in fog is not recommended....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... The headlamp exit delay feature will keep the headlamps and parking lamps on at night for 30 seconds if the ... is dark enough outside. After 30 seconds, the headlamps and parking lamps will turn off. The ... AUTO position. If you would like to program the headlamp exit delay feature, and your vehicle is...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... continue to illuminate when the following conditions are met: • Unlock a door using the key when the interior lamp control is in the DOOR position and the ... passed if one of the following occurs: • All doors are locked using the key. • LOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... the following conditions are met: Perimeter Lighting The perimeter lighting feature will turn on the headlamps and parking lamps for 25 seconds when the following conditions are met: The...is dark enough outside. After 25 seconds, the headlamps and parking lamps will turn off. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...vehicle has a feature to help prevent you from draining the battery, in case you accidentally leave the interior or ... than 14 miles (24 km) on the odometer, the battery saver will turn off the lamps after only... System (TCS) on page 4-10. • Heated Seats. See Heated Seats on page 1-3. If your vehicle...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... on for extended periods will drain the battery. Always turn off electrical equipment when not in use and do not plug in equipment that exceeds ..., be sure to follow the proper installation instructions included with the equipment. Notice: Improper use of the power outlet can cause ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... cigarette lighter installs into the accessory power outlet in the instrument panel switchbank. To use the lighter, push it in all the way and let go. When it's .... Do not hold a cigarette lighter in while it is heating. Do not use anything other than the cigarette lighter in the heating element. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... air to the floor outlets. Use this mode to send air to the rear of the vehicle. Keep the area under the front seats free of objects that...is pressed, an indicator light will come on. The air-conditioning compressor also comes on. The recirculation mode can be used with vent and ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... can be minimized if the climate control system is used properly. There are two modes to clear fog... Rear Window Defogger The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear ... again or by turning off the engine. Notice: Don't use anything sharp on the inside of the rear window. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... air to the floor outlets. Use this mode to send air to the rear of the vehicle. Keep the area under the front seats free of objects that ... to let you know that it is activated. The outside air mode can be used with all modes, except for the recirculation mode. : (Outside Air...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...indicator light will come on. The air-conditioning compressor also comes on. The recirculation mode can be used... or outside air modes. Temperature Control: Use the driver's and passenger's temperature levers... be minimized if the climate control system is used properly. There are two modes to clear...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... until all the windows are clear. Notice: Don't use anything sharp on the inside of the rear window.... similar to the defogger grid. Outlet Adjustment Use the louvers located on the air outlets to change ...Rear Window Defogger The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ..., Gages, and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your ...you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicleମ. you know when there’s a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, how much fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. The indicator warning lights and gages are explained on the following pages. United States uplevel shown, ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). However, a Canadian odometer will remain in metric units only. Your vehicle ... driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. If your vehicle ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...a feature called retro-active reset. This feature can be used to set the trip odometer to the number of miles or kilometers driven since the ignition was last turned on. This can be used if you forget to reset your trip ... on and you began driving. If you use the retro-active reset feature after you ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ..., have your vehicle serviced right away if the airbag readiness light stays on after you ...be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Airbag Readiness Light There is an airbag readiness light... electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    .... Your vehicle's hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part isn't working, the other part can still work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need both parts working well. If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem. Have your brake system inspected ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. Your vehicle may have a traction control system warning light. The traction control .... • If there's an engine-related and brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction control ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...the engine coolant temperature. If the gage pointer moves into the red area, your engine is too hot! It means that...The SERVICE ENGINE SOON or check engine light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    .... This system is also designed to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing any malfunction.... on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. • Light On Steady - An emission control ... vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. If the Light Is Flashing The following may ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...you experience one or more of these conditions, change the fuel brand you use. It will require at least one full tank of the proper fuel to turn the light off. ... diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. If the Light Is On Steady You may be...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...: 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 ...for inspection. Highbeam On Light This light will illuminate when the headlamp high beams are in use. See Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer on page 3-8. 3-37...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... and do not indicate that anything is wrong with the fuel gage. • At the gas station, the gas pump shuts off before the ...but you should get more soon. If your fuel is low, the warning message in the message center will come on. See Low Fuel Warning Message on page 3-44 later in this section. 3-38
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... facts. If there's an engine-related and brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction control system... this message is displayed when you're driving, there may be a problem with your traction control system. Your vehicle may need service. When this message ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... System Indicator Message The charging system battery symbol will come on in the message center when you ...while you are driving, you may have a problem with the charging system. It could indicate that you ... with a generator drive belt, or another electrical problem. Have it checked right away. Driving...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ...the oil pressure is low. If you do, your engine can become so hot that ...the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. Your vehicle is equipped with a low oil pressure warning... appears, the engine oil level may be too low. There may also be another problem causing low oil pressure. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Change Engine Oil Message Low Tire Message United States Canada United States Canada When this message comes on ... is required for your vehicle. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 and Engine Oil on page 5-14 for more information. Your vehicle may have a LOW TIRE PRESSURE message. If it does,...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...and stays on, you will be able to restart your engine if you turn it off. Your PASS-Key® III system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-Key® III system at this time. See PASS-Key® III on page 2-16 for more information. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning Message Low Fuel Warning Message United States United... vehicle, or when the anti-lock brake system warning light comes on, or when the rear differential fluid is overheating. ...page 4-11 for more information. If your fuel is low, the warning message will come on and ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    Low Brake Fluid Warning Message Service Vehicle Soon Message United States Canada United ...You should have your vehicle serviced immediately. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-32 and Brakes ... right away. This light will come on if your vehicle has certain non-emission related problems. For ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    Program Mode Message Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Battery Low Warning Message United States Canada United States ...message, the battery in the remote keyless entry needs to be replaced. See "Battery Replacement" under Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-4 for instructions. 3-46
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... a compass display to show you which direction the vehicle is driving. If you receive this message, one or both of the vehicle's parking lamp bulbs needs replacement. See Bulb Replacement on page 5-46 for bulb replacement instructions. 3-47
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... & HOLD SET TO CHANGE: This display mode will appear when you are manually calibrating the system. When the compass is being recalibrated for the first time, the ... number for compass variance will be displayed in place of the zone symbol. Use the SET button to select the zone number from the graphic...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...Displays When the ignition is 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...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... that your vehicle can travel on the remaining fuel. The fuel economy used to calculate the range is based on your ... been used since the last time it was reset. To reset the fuel used to zero, press and hold the SET button while the fuel used is displayed on the DIC and until the display goes to zero...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... the DIC. DIC Vehicle Personalization The DIC is used to program the choices of two drivers. The drivers ...let the DIC know which driver you are by using your remote keyless entry transmitter...s preferences (lights, doors, horn or activate the programmed radio stations for driver 1 or driver 2) using...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... program mode message will appear in the message center as an indication that your vehicle is ready to begin programming. 5. Follow the instructions given by the DIC. Headlamp Exit Delay This feature allows you to customize the headlamps and parking...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. Interior lighting delay will ... the following occurs: • The ignition is turned to ON. • All doors are locked using the remote keyless entry transmitter. • The interior lamp override ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...determine the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press ... set. You can either exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature available on your...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Make ...the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Follow...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... one of the following modes: ON: Lock your vehicle using the power door lock switch or the remote ... vehicle. • Cancel the delayed locking by pressing unlock using the power door lock switch, or by fully ...delayed locking feature by pressing lock immediately using the power door lock switch. Remote ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press...the current mode, or to change the mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Follow...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... can either exit programming mode by following the instructions later in this section or program the next feature ... transmitter, the headlamps and parking lamps will not flash and the horn will not sound. LIGHTS: When LOCK is pressed on the remote keyless entry transmitter, the headlamps and parking...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    Audio System(s) Notice: Before adding any sound equipment to your vehicle, like a tape player, CB radio, mobile telephone, or two-way radio, make sure that it can be added by checking with your dealer. Also, check federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. If sound equipment can be ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS ... emergencies • Display messages from radio stations XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio ... includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... ignition off. For RDS, push the RCL knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. The display options are station, RDS station frequency, PTY, and the name of... the same to you as you drive. If you do not want to use SCV, select OFF. Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... BASS, MID, or TREB appears on the display. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the tone control can be adjusted. Turn the SELECT ... settings, can be programmed, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Use the TONE button and the SELECT knob to create the equalization....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    .... EQ 5 has been programmed at the factory for use with talk radio, but it can be set... appears on the display. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the speakers can be adjusted. Turn... appears on the display. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the speakers can be adjusted. Turn...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service. Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only) ... You will hear the announcement, even if the volume is low or a CD is playing. If a CD is playing, ... affected by tests of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. 3-64
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...etc. If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds...., press the TRAF button to remove the brackets or use the TUNE knob or the SEEK arrows to go... must be returned to your GM dealer for service. LOCKED: This message is displayed when the THEFTLOCK® system...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...is needed. This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer ... XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist Name/Feature not available ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... swapped between vehicles. If this message is received, after having your vehicle serviced, check with your GM dealer. If tuned to channel 0, this ... the XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, there may be a ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...audio source. When the CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display. As each new track starts to play, the track number will appear on the display. The ... in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add paper labels to ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... wait about an hour and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be caught in the CD player...error message, write it down and provide it to your GM dealer when reporting the problem. Z (Eject): Press this button to eject a CD. Eject may be activated with...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information... RDS, the radio can do the following: XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio service...includes song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... and the time. When the ignition is off, push this knob to display the time. For RDS, push the RCL knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. The display options are station name, RDS station frequency, PTY, and the name of the program (if available). For XM™ (if equipped), push ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... BASS, MID, or TREB appears on the display. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the tone control can be adjusted. Turn the SELECT ... settings can be programmed, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Use the TONE button and the SELECT knob to create the equalization. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    .... EQ 5 has been programmed at the factory for use with talk radio, but it can be set... appears on the display. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the speakers can be adjusted. Turn... appears on the display. The SELECT LED indicator will light to show that the speakers can be adjusted. Turn...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... to other stations. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service. Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only) These pushbuttons have factory PTY ... appear on the display. You will hear the announcement, even if the volume is low or a CD is playing. If a CD is playing, play will stop during the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...in phone numbers, etc. If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds. To scroll through ... and TRAF is not, press the TRAF button to remove the brackets or use the TUNE knob or the SEEK arrows to go to a station that supports traffic announcements. If no ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...is needed. This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer ... XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist Name/Feature not available ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...be swapped between vehicles. If this message is received after having your vehicle serviced, check with your GM dealer. If tuned to channel 0, this ... the XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, there may be a ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...on the display, when a CD is loaded. The track number will appear on the display, as each new track starts to play. The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 ... in finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do not add paper labels to CDs...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... bit rate. Song title, artist name, and album will be available when recorded using ID3 tags versions 1 and 2. The player will be able to read and ..., or playlist name. You can also play an MP3 CD that was recorded using no file folders. The system can support up to 11 folders in depth, though, keep ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ...first track of the first folder or root directory. When play enters a new folder, the display will not automatically show the new folder name unless ...the folder mode as the default display, see RCL later in this section. The new track name will appear on the display. No Folder When the CD contains...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... characters or 4 pages will be shortened. The display will not show parts of words on the last page of text and the... source. The track number will appear on the display, as each new track starts to play. The CD player can...difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    If an error appears on the display, see "CD Messages" later in this section. \1 (Forward): Press and hold this pushbutton to advance quickly within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to advance at 10 times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    Press the up arrow to go to the start of the next track. Press the down arrow to go to the start of the previous track. Pressing either arrow for more than two seconds will search the previous or next tracks at two tracks per second. Release the button to stop searching and to play the track. TUNE:...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS ...do the following: • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may ...and provide it to your GM dealer when reporting the problem. • Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... RCL knob to change what appears on the display while using RDS. The display options are station name, ...ashes. The selected display will now be the default. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio ... song title and artist name. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM™ ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    AUTO VOL (Automatic Volume): With automatic volume, the audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise as you drive. Set the volume at the desired level. Press this button to select MIN, MED, or MAX. Each higher setting will allow for more volume compensation at faster ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...return to the manual mode, press the AUTO EQ button until CUSTOM appears on the display. Then manually adjust the bass, midrange, and treble using the AUDIO knob. Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) AUDIO: To adjust the balance between the right...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... are on, the radio will search for stations with the selected PTY and traffic announcements. To use the PTY interrupt feature, press and hold the P-TYPE button until you hear ... on the display. The radio will not switch to other stations. This function does not apply for XM™ Satellite Radio Service.
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... of the emergency broadcast system. This feature is not supported by all RDS stations. INFO (Information):.... If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds...., INFO will disappear from the display until another new message is received. The last message can ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... brackets are on the display and TRAF is not, press the TRAF button to remove the brackets or use the TUNE knob or the SEEK arrows to go to a station that supports traffic announcements. If no station is found that broadcasts traffic announcements, NO TRAFFIC ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...is needed. This message should disappear shortly. This channel is not currently in service. Tune to another channel. This previously assigned channel is no longer ... XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Channel not in service Channel no longer available Artist Name/Feature not available ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ...be swapped between vehicles. If this message is received after having your vehicle serviced, check with your GM dealer. If tuned to channel 0, this ... the XM Radio 8 digit radio ID label. This label is needed to activate the service. If this message is received when tuned to channel 0, there may be a ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do... Press and release the LOAD button. 3. Wait for the light, located to the right of the slot, to turn green. ... two seconds. You will hear a beep and the light, located to the right of the slot, will begin to flash. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...a CD(s). You will hear a beep and the indicator light will flash to let you know when a CD is ... button to eject a CD after trying to push it in manually. The player's 25-second eject timer will... one track or an entire CD can be repeated. To use repeat, do the following: • To repeat the track you...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... sequential, order, on one CD or on all of the CDs. To use random, do one of the following: • To play the...appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use this feature to listen to 10 seconds of each ...appears on the display and you hear a beep. Use this feature to listen to 10 seconds of the first ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    Using Song List Mode The six-disc CD changer has a feature called song list. ... the desired CD by pressing the numbered pushbutton and then use the SEEK SCAN right arrow to locate the track to ... order they were saved. Seek through the song list by using the SEEK SCAN arrows. Seeking past the last saved...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be caught in the CD player. If the CD ... your GM dealer. If the radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your GM dealer when reporting the problem. 3-97
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...an ON/OFF switch and a volume control. To use the headphones, turn the switch to ON. An indicator light on the headphones will illuminate. If the ... be replaced. See "Battery Replacement" later in this section for more information. Switch the headphones to OFF when not in use. The transmitters are...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... to the RSE. The yellow RCA jack is used for video inputs, the red RCA jack for right ... to the RCA jacks. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for proper usage. To use the auxiliary audio and.... 2. Replace the two AAA batteries in the compartment. Make sure that they are installed correctly using...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... normal. Video Screen The video screen is located in the overhead console. To use the video screen, do the following: 1. Push forward on the ...from you and adjust its position as desired. When the video screen is not in use, push it up into its stowed and latched position. The DVD player and display ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... CD-RW, Video CD and Photo CD/CD-R media are fully supported by this DVD player. DVD-R and DVD-RW media is supported if...-Video. DVD+R and DVD+RW media may or may not be supported by the DVD player. The DVD player does not support DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, and DVD Audio media. An error message will appear on ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... selection press enter. This button only operates when using a DVD. Press this button to adjust the color, ...compression. The dynamic range compression feature can be used to reduce loud audio and increase ...forward or back in a movie. These controls can be used to move forward or backward through a CD....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... disc will resume play at the beginning of the disc. Remote Control To use the remote control, aim it at the transmitter window below the ... from the remote control. If the remote control does not seem to be working, the batteries may need to be replaced. See "Battery Replacement" later in this ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... brightness, contrast, display mode, and dynamic range compression. The dynamic range compression feature can be used to reduce loud audio and increase low audio produced by some DVDs. e (Sound): O(Power): Press this button to turn the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... the capability of direct chapter, title, and track number selection. Press this button to view the media menu. The media menu is different on every disc. Use the up, down, right, and left arrow buttons to move the cursor around the media menu. After making a selection, press the enter button. r (...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... located on the back of the remote control. 2. Replace the two AA batteries in the compartment. Make sure that they are installed correctly, using the diagram on the inside of the battery compartment. 3. Close the battery door. If the remote control ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    Tips and Troubleshooting Chart Problem No power. Recommended Action The ignition may not be... source. The disc is upside down or is not compatible. Problem No sound. Disc will not play. The...the radio. The radio must have the RSE enabled by using the CD AUX button. This is normal for this operation. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    Problem Recommended Action The language in the audio Press the main menu or on the screen is wrong. button on...might have been pressed. The power indicator light will flash. How do I get subtitles on Press ...DVD is still in the player, press the play button. Problem The DVD is playing but there is no ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... out interference from cell or buzzes for a moment, towers or by using the then it comes back. cellular telephone or other radio transmitter device in the vehicle. Problem The fast forward, reverse, previous, and next functions do not work. Problem DVD System inoperable. The wireless headphones ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... When cleaning the outside DVD faceplate and buttons, use only a clean cloth dampened with clean water. Cleaning the Video Screen When cleaning the video screen, use only a clean cloth dampened with clean water. Use care when directly touching or cleaning the screen, as damage may result. 3-110
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    Rear Audio Controller (RAC) PRESET: Press this button to go to the next preset radio station set on the pushbuttons on the main radio. When an MP3 CD is playing, press this button to go to the next folder. PLAY: Press this button to play a CD when listening to the radio. MUTE: Press this button to...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    Audio Steering Wheel Controls When an MP3 CD is playing, press this button to go to the next folder. BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). When a CD is playing, press this button to listen to the radio. The inactive CD will remain safely inside the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... out. Care of Your CD and DVD Player The use of CD lens cleaners for CDs is not advised, ... CD optics with lubricants internal to the CD mechanism. XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception from coast to coast. Just as with FM, tall buildings or hills ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    Integrated Windshield Antenna The antenna in your vehicle is a very thin, metal layer in the windshield. The outline of the antenna can be seen near the edges of the windshield. The connector is at the top of the windshield, where the headliner ends. If difficulty with remote transmitters is ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Section 4 Driving Your Vehicle Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads ...4-18 City Driving ...4-21 Freeway Driving ...4-22 Before Leaving on a Long Trip ...4-23 Highway Hypnosis ...4-24 Hill and Mountain Roads ...4-24 Winter Driving ...4-26 If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow ...4-30 Rocking ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... any motor vehicle - passenger car, van, truck, sport utility. Driver behavior, the driving ..., especially a rollover crash. This section provides many useful tips to help you drive more ... to unbelted occupants can be reduced or prevented by the use of safety belts. In a rollover crash, an unbelted ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... clearance and a narrower track or shorter wheelbase than passenger cars, to make them more capable for off-road driving. ...you should not expect a utility vehicle to handle the same way a vehicle with a lower center of gravity, like a car, would in similar situations. But driver behavior factors are ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with more than 300,000 ... way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and ...and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    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...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of 0.10 percent. Research shows that the driving skills of many people are impaired at a BAC approaching 0.05 percent, and that the effects are worse at night. All drivers are impaired at BAC levels above 0.05 percent. Statistics show that the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ..., physical condition, alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration. But ... still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is used up, it may take longer to stop and the brake pedal will be harder to push. 4-7
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... United States Canada If your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, this warning light on the instrument panel will come on briefly when you start your vehicle. When you...is wet and you are driving safely. Suddenly, an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes and continue braking. Here is ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ...brake pedal or always decrease stopping distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, you will not have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly... room up ahead to stop, even though you have anti-lock brakes. Using Anti-Lock Do not pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... you do not have anti-lock, use a "squeeze" braking technique. This will give you ... disengage. When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may reengage the cruise ... control system that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The system operates only...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    See Service Traction System Warning Message on page 3-39. When this warning message is on, the TRAC OFF ... may be a slight engagement noise during hard use but this is normal. During heavy AWD applications,...20 minutes depending on outside temperature and vehicle use. See All-Wheel Drive Disable Warning...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... approach a curve, do it before you enter the curve, while your front wheels are straight ahead. Try to adjust your speed so you can “driveମ. 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 vehicle ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... or a car suddenly pulls out from nowhere, or a child darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in time. But sometimes you cannot; there is not room. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... way, steer so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to one-quarter turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. • Watch for traffic signs, pavement markings and lines....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... you can ease a little to the right. Loss of Control Let us review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems - brakes, ... to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror, activate your right lane change signal and ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    Skidding In a skid, a driver can lose control of the vehicle. Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable care suited to existing conditions, and by not overdriving those conditions. But skids are always possible. The three types of skids correspond to your vehicle's three control ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... your inside rearview mirror to reduce the glare from headlamps behind you. • Since you cannot see ..., especially on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. • In remote areas, watch for... night. They may cut down on glare from headlamps, but they also make a lot of...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...a driver who does not lower the high beams, or a vehicle with misaimed headlamps, slow down a little. Avoid... your eyes contract repeatedly. Remember that your headlamps light up far less of a roadway when... easier to pick out dimly lighted objects. Just as your headlamps should be checked regularly for...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...Driving too fast through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes.... the vehicle. After driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... it can if your tires do not have much tread or it the pressure in one or more is low. It can happen if a lot of water is standing on the road. If you ... strong forces. If you try to drive through flowing water, as you might at a low water crossing, your vehicle can be carried away. As little as six ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country trip. • Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities.... not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...or to the prevailing rate if it is slower. Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. Mile for mile, freeways - also called thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes, or superhighways - are the safest of all roads. But ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... and outside? • Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? • Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checked all levels? Before Leaving on a Long Trip ... - do not plan to make too many miles that first part of the journey. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can easily ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... frequently. Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from driving in flat 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 safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as an emergency. 4-24
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...and also the brakes, tires, cooling system, and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. • Know how to ... be alert. There could be something in your lane, like a stalled car or an accident. You may see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...52. 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 of sand, a ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... more. What is the worst time for this? Wet ice. Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it is about freezing (32°F; 0°C) and freezing rain begins to fall. Try to avoid ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...unless you know for sure that you are near help and you can hike through the snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: • Turn on your hazard flashers. • Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you have been stopped by the snow. 4-28
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    .... This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the battery charged. You will need a well-charged battery to restart ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... or others could be injured. And, the transaxle or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine ... Your Vehicle to Get It Out on page 4-31. For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see Tire ... can help you get out when you are stuck, but you must use caution. 4-30
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    .... 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 in the ...), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... Weight Rating (GVWR) and the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the front and rear axle. See "Certification/Tire Label" later in ... (striker). The tire and loading information label shows the number of occupant seating positions (A), and the maximum vehicle capacity weight (B) in kilograms and ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... calculated in Step 4. 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, 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. See Towing a Trailer on page 4-38 for important ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ...) 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 0 lbs (0 kg) Refer to your vehicle's tire and loading information label for specific information about your vehicle's capacity weight and seating positions. The combined weight of the driver, passengers, and cargo should never exceed your vehicle's capacity weight. 4-34
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... (GVWR). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel, and cargo. Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle... the vehicle so that some of them are above the tops of the seats. • Do not leave an unsecured child restraint in... it whenever you can. • Do not leave a seat folded down unless you need to....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... vehicle, it cannot be towed with any of its wheels on the ground. It can be towed with car carrier equipment. Notice: Towing an all-wheel-drive vehicle with all... an all-wheel-drive vehicle, it cannot be towed with any of its wheels on the ground. It can be towed with the car carrier equipment. 4-37
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...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.... Towing a Trailer {CAUTION: If you do not use the correct equipment and drive properly, you can lose...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... durability, and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That is the reason for this section. In it are many time-tested, ...your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. • You can use THIRD (3) or...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ...that can be too heavy. It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For example, speed, altitude, road..., outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. And, ... information or advice, or you can write us at: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... GVW limit for your vehicle, including the weight of the trailer tongue. Hitches If you are using a weight-carrying or a weight-distributing hitch, the trailer ... loaded, will weigh more than 2,000 lbs (900 kg), be sure to use a properly mounted, weight-carrying hitch and sway control of the proper ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...tongue from contacting the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided ...air into your vehicle. Do not use the climate control setting for maximum air ... be adequate. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you will be able ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... is by itself. Before you start, check all trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the ... Always back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. Making Turns Notice: Making very sharp turns while...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...your instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burned out. Thus, you may .... It's important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are still working. Parking on Hills {CAUTION: ... not shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...transaxle 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. ... a trailer wiring harness located at the rear of your vehicle. To use the trailer wiring harness you need a converter kit...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ✍ NOTES 4-46
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...35 Brakes ...5-36 Battery ...5-38 Jump Starting ...5-39 All-Wheel Drive ...5-44 Bulb Replacement ...5-46 Halogen Bulbs ...5-46 Headlamps ...5-46 Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps ...5-48 Taillamps, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... Vehicle Identification ...5-100 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-100 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-100 Electrical System ...5-101 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...5-101 Headlamp Wiring ...5-101 Windshield Wiper Fuses ...5-101 Power Windows and Other ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... will go to your dealer for all your service needs. You will get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you will want ... birth defects or other reproductive harm. Engine exhaust, many parts and systems (including some inside the vehicle), many ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...If you want to do some of your own service work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about...1-66. You should keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the... can be easily confused. If you use the wrong fasteners, parts can later break or...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... are using 87 octane or higher-octane fuel and hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. Fuel Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper maintenance of your vehicle. Gasoline Specifications It is recommended that gasoline ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... 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. Additives To provide cleaner air, all ... to clean air. General Motors recommends that you use these gasolines, particularly if they comply with ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... was not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Do not use fuel containing methanol. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also ...the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel would not be covered by your warranty. To check the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when ... fuel pump; never let children pump fuel. To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly to the left (counterclockwise). The fuel cap has spring in it; if the cap is released too soon, it will spring back to...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... out on you if you open the fuel cap too quickly. This spray can ... Your Vehicle on page 5-95. When replacing the fuel cap, turn it to the right (clockwise) until .... Notice: If you need a new fuel cap, be sure to get the right type.... malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank and...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... tools away from any underhood electric fan. {CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    Hood Release To open the hood, do the following: 2. At the front of the vehicle, pull up on the center of the hood, ... After you have partially lifted the hood, gas struts will automatically take over to lift ...Before closing the hood, be sure all filler caps are on properly. Then, pull the hood down ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood, here is what you will see: 5-12
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... Pressure Cap. See Radiator Pressure Cap on page 5-26. I. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See "When to Add Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 5-14. J. Engine Oil Dipstick. See "Checking Engine Oil" under Engine Oil on page 5-14. K. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get ...oil several minutes to drain back into the oil pan. If you do not ... at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Look for two things: • GM6094M Your vehicle's engine requires oil meeting GM Standard GM6094M. You should look for and use only an oil that meets GM Standard GM6094M. Be sure to ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils such as SAE 20W-50. ... Institute (API). You should look for this information on the oil container, and use only those oils ...as meeting GM Standard GM6094M and have the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container. 5-16
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...Institute Certified For Gasoline Engines starburst symbol. Failure to use the recommended oil can result in engine damage not covered by your ... reset. Your dealer has GM-trained service people who will perform this work using genuine GM parts and reset the system. It is also important to check your ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... could even cause cancer. Do not let used oil stay on your skin for very long. .... Wash or properly dispose of clothing or rags containing used engine oil. See the manufacturer's warnings about ..., recycle it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...Inspect the air cleaner/filter at the Maintenance II intervals and replace at the first oil change after 50,000 miles (83 000 ... driving in dusty/dirty conditions, inspect the filter at each engine oil change. How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To inspect the air cleaner/filter, remove ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...C) or higher. • In hilly or mountainous terrain. • When doing frequent trailer towing. • Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... to have this done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or you could get a false reading on the ... could come out and fall on hot engine or exhaust system parts, starting a fire. Too little fluid could cause the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...back in all the way. The dipstick handle is a bright red loop. See Engine Compartment Overview ...Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...hatched area on the dipstick. 1. Pull out the dipstick. 2. Using a long-neck funnel, add enough...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    Notice: Use of automatic transmission fluid labeled other than DEXRON®-III, Approved for ... may not be covered by your warranty. Always use automatic transmission fluid labeled DEXRON®-III, ... If you have a problem with engine overheating, see Engine Overheating on page 5-26. Notice: Using coolant ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... Coolant to Use Use a mixture of one-half clean, drinkable water and one-...coolant which will not damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you ... crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have... and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... add coolant at the radiator. Never turn the radiator pressure cap - even a little - when the engine and radiator are hot... burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... Pressure Cap Notice: The radiator cap on your vehicle is a pressure-type cap and must be tightly installed to prevent coolant loss and possible engine damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the cap line up with the overflow tube on the radiator filler neck. See ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. If No Steam Is ... overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine ... your air conditioner is on, turn it off. 2. Turn on your heater to full hot at the highest fan speed and open ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...to cool before attempting any repair. The engine oil will be severely degraded. Repair the cause of coolant loss,...the oil life system. See Engine Oil on page 5-14. Cooling System When you decide it... hood, here is what you will see: A. Radiator Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Cooling Fans C. Coolant ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... 5-28 for information on driving to a safe place in an emergency. Notice: Using coolant other than DEX-COOL® may cause premature engine, heater core or radiator... by your warranty. Always use DEX-COOL® (silicate-free) coolant in your vehicle. {CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...for more information. Notice: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. {CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure ...damaged. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure ..., is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise until it first stops....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. There are two bleed valves. One is located on the thermostat housing. The other ...be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... coolant 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...coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 10. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank. 5-33
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. What Power Steering Fluid to Use To determine what kind of fluid to use, see Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12. Always use the proper fluid. Failure to use the proper ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your ... freezing. Notice: • When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. • Do not mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water can cause...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...will have too much fluid when you get new brake linings. You should add or ...When your brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See Brake ... all. What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something is wrong with your brakes. • Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake system parts. For example, just a few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...other ways if someone puts in the wrong replacement brake parts. Brake Pedal Travel See your ...vehicle moving, your brakes adjust for wear. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is ... put in - be sure you get new approved GM replacement parts. If you do not, your brakes may no...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... a negative ground, both vehicles can be damaged. Only use vehicles with 12-volt systems with negative grounds to .... Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely. 5-39
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking .... You will not need to access your battery for jump starting. Your vehicle has a... for that purpose. The terminal is located under a tethered cap at the front of the underhood fuse and relay ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... the positive (+) terminal on the battery. {CAUTION: Using a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You do not need...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...sparks. 5-42 6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 7. Do not let ...black negative (−) cable to the negative (−) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote negative (−) terminal if...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... positive (+) terminal cover to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part or Remote Negative (−) Terminal B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) and Remote Negative (−) Terminals C. Dead Battery or ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... bottom of the filler plug hole, you will need to add some lubricant. Add enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12. 5-44
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... hole. 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 kind of lubricant to use. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12. How to Check Lubricant To get an accurate ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... the headlamp and lift up the headlamp retaining clip partway, but do not remove. Halogen Bulbs {CAUTION: Halogen bulbs ... the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 3. Unsnap the headlamp assembly by pulling it forward, away from the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... bulb socket one-quarter of a turn clockwise. 7. Pull the bulb assembly out from the lamp housing. 8. Unhook the electrical... 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...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...in place. 12. Align the retaining clips on the back of the headlamp with the rectangular holes in the mounting panel. 13. Push firmly on both ends of the headlamp to snap it into position. 14. Push the retaining clip down to its original position. Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... housing. 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. Line up the tabs on the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...removed in Step 2. Replacement Bulbs Exterior Lamp Back-up Lamps (Bottom) Front Turn Signal/ Parking/ Sidemarker Lamps Headlamps High-beam Low-beam Stop/Taillamps (Top) 9005 9006 3057K Bulb Number 3155K 3057 4. Unscrew the bulb socket from ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ...Check" under Owner Checks and Services on page 6-8 for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and... proper type and length, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-13. Here's how to remove the wiper blades: 1. Turn the wipers on to the lowest intermittent setting. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty booklet for details. For...booklet included with your vehicle's Owner's Manual. {CAUTION: Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous. • Overloading your tires can cause overheating ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    Tire Sidewall Labelling Useful information about a tire is molded into its sidewall. The examples below ... can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. 5-53 Passenger (P-Metric) Tire ...tire size is a combination of letters and numbers used to define a particular tire's width,...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. (E) Tire Inflation: The temporary use tire or compact spare tire ... type and service description. The letter T as the first character in the tire size means the tire is for temporary use only. (G) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specifi...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... vehicle tire size. (D) Construction Code: A letter code is used to indicate the type of ply construction in the tire. The letter...of optional accessories. Some examples of optional accessories are, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and air conditioning...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... 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 ...air pressure. Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire: A tire used on light duty trucks and some multipurpose passenger vehicles...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...and/or model name molding that is higher or deeper than the same moldings on the other sidewall of the tire. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: A tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and multipurpose vehicles. Recommended Inflation Pressure: ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...and treadwear. Ratings are determined by tire manufacturers using government testing procedures. The ratings are molded ...65. Vehicle Capacity Weight: The number of designated seating positions multiplied by 150 lbs (68 ...Premature or irregular wear Poor handling Reduced fuel economy If your tires have...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... center pillar (B-pillar), below the driver's door latch. This label shows your vehicle's original ... label, is the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support your vehicle's maximum load carrying ... more weight than it was designed to carry. How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... if: • The compact spare tire is installed. • Tire chains are being used. • The vehicle is being driven on a rough or frozen road. If the anti-... compact spare. • More than one tire is low. • Only one tire is replaced with a new tire during service. • The vehicle is moving faster than ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... pressure system without first correcting the cause of the problem and checking and adjusting the pressure in ... wheels. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-63 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-66 for... try to rotate or turn the tire, If it moves, use the folding wrench to tighten the cable. See ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...where the wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the rust ... on page 5-71. When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. Do ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    When It Is Time for New Tires One way to tell when it's time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining. You need a new tire if any of the following statements are true: • You can see ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... may also cause damage to your vehicle. Be sure to use the same size and type tires on all ... to drive with your compact spare temporarily, it was developed for use on your vehicle. See Compact Spare Tire on .../or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires with the wheels on ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from... winter-type snow tires, space-saver or temporary use spare tires, tires with nominal rim diameters of... the tires available on General Motors passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor ..., your wheels may need to be rebalanced. Wheel Replacement Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked or ..., the wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... right wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts for your vehicle. Used Replacement Wheels {CAUTION: Putting a used wheel ...fail suddenly and cause a crash. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment wheel. {CAUTION: Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts on your...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... mattresses and basketballs, and you can also use it to bring your tires up to the proper pressure. ... the accessory inflator switch. {CAUTION: Don't use tire chains. There's not enough clearance. ... vehicle and you or others may be injured in a crash. Use another type of traction device only if ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... to read the inflator instructions, and inflate any object only to its recommended pressure. To use your accessory infl... after about 10 minutes. The light in the switch will blink. After about one minute you can use the system again. Press the inflator switch and the indicator light will come on....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...skid and may require the same correction you'd use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your ... vehicle is designed only for changing a flat tire. If it is used for anything else, you or others could be ... tire. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... vehicle is raised. 4. Do not allow passengers to remain in the vehicle. To be even more certain the vehicle will not move, you should put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be the tire, on the other side, at the opposite end of the vehicle....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    When you have a flat tire, use the following example as a guide to assist you in the placement of wheel blocks. Removing the Spare Tire ... vehicle, on the passenger's side. The following information will tell you next how to use the jack and change a tire. 1. Remove the side convenience net. 2. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    A. Jack B. Wing Bolt C. Jacking Instructions D. Folding Wrench 3. Remove the jack and jacking ... folding wrench from the jack. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A), folding wrench (B), extension ...located under the vehicle, behind the rear bumper. Use the spare tire hoist to raise, lower ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    A. Hoist Shaft B. Folding Wrench C. Hoist Assembly D. Retainer E. Spring F. Compact Spare Tire 4. Tilt the retainer and slip it through the wheel opening to remove the spare tire from the cable. 5. Turn the wrench clockwise to raise the cable back up after removing the spare tire. Do not store a ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    If the spare tire will not lower, the secondary latch may be engaged causing the tire not to ...cannot lower the spare tire to the ground, see Secondary Latch System on page 5-82. Removing the Spare Tire ... located under the vehicle, ahead of the rear bumper. Use the spare tire hoist to raise, lower and...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...flip the carpet cut out, to expose the hoist shaft. 5. Remove the extension tube that is attached at the front of the storage compartment. A. Sliding Rear Convenience Tray B. Storage Compartment Cap Hole C. Folding Wrench D. Extension Tube E. F. ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    If the spare tire will not lower, the secondary latch may be engaged causing the tire not to lower. Do the following to check the cable:... to see if the cable is visible. 2. If it's not visible, see Secondary Latch System on page 5-82. If it is visible, first try to tighten the cable by turning the...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ...wheel nuts - but do not remove them - using the folding wrench. Turn the handle about 180 degrees,...the plastic nut caps with the wheel wrench. They will not come off. Then, using the flat end of ... has aluminum wheels, remove the wheel nut caps using the wheel wrench. For wheels with a wheel lock...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... slips off the jack you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. {CAUTION: Notice: If you use a jack to raise the vehicle without positioning it correctly, you could damage your vehicle. When ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...3 inches (7.6 cm). {CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts ... wheel attaches to the vehicle. In an emergency, you can use a cloth or a paper towel to do this; but be sure to use a scraper or wire brush later, if you need to, to get all the...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    {CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, ... cause the wheel to come loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-85 for instructions on storing the spare tire correctly. Notice: ... have the flat tire repaired or replaced. {CAUTION: Before beginning this procedure read all the instructions. Failure to...and others could get hurt. Read and follow the instructions listed below. 5-82
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    To release the spare tire from the secondary latch, do the following: {CAUTION: Someone standing too close during the 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 or on either side of you as you pull the jack out ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    Front-wheel-drive Vehicle shown 3. Attach the folding wrench to the jack and raise the ... wrench clockwise to raise the jack until it lifts the secondary latch spring. 6. Keep raising the jack until the ... firmly in place. This lets you know that the secondary latch has released and the spare tire is ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... Tray 8. Disconnect the wrench from the jack and carefully remove the jack. Use one hand to push against the spare tire while firmly pulling the... 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. A. D-Ring B. Wing Nut C. J-...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... with aluminum wheels, remove the center cap by tapping the back of the cap with the folding wrench. 3. Remove ... properly between the two "ears" of the bracket. Use the bolt to tighten the jack. 7. Put the compartment ... C. Wing Nut D. J-Hook E. Full-Size Tire F. Storage Compartment Cap Hole 5-86...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... driver's side storage compartment door of the sliding rear tray. 3. Remove the rear cap on the bottom of the storage compartment and flip the D-ring up. 4. ... tab and sit the jack properly between the two ears of the bracket. Use the bolt to tighten the jack. 10. Put the compartment cover back on,...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... spare tire needs to be stored with the valve stem pointing down. If the spare tire is stored with the valve stem pointing upwards, its secondary latch won't work properly and the spare tire could loosen and suddenly fall from your vehicle. If this happened when your vehicle was being driven, the ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    .... Make sure the retainer is fully seated across the underside of the wheel. 4. Attach the folding wrench to the hoist shaft. Use the extension tube if you have the sliding rear ... (A), and then try to turn (B) the tire. If the tire moves, use the folding wrench to tighten the cable. 5-89
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    .... Tighten them "hand tight" over the wheel nuts, using the folding wrench. After installing the compact spare on... and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don't use your compact spare on other...Notice: Tire chains will not fit your compact spare. Using them can damage your vehicle and ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... near them or if they get on a hot part of the vehicle. Some are dangerous if their fumes are... anything from a container is used to clean the vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. Always open the doors or windows of the vehicle when cleaning the inside. Never use ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    Do not use any of these products unless this manual says you can. In many ... be removed with club soda water. To clean, use the following instructions: 1. For liquids: blot with a clean, soft, white ... the stain to avoid a ring effect. 5. Continue cleaning, using a clean area of the cloth each time it ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ... stain to avoid a ring effect. 5. Continue cleaning, using a clean area of the cloth each time it ..., and blood can be removed using the club soda water instructions given earlier in this section. .... 3. If a stain remains, follow the "Using Cleaner on Fabric" instructions described earlier. Vinyl ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...Then, let the leather dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. Interior Plastic Components Use ..., use a leather cleaner. • Never use oils, varnishes, solvent-based or abrasive cleaners, furniture polish,... radio antenna. When cleaning the glass on your vehicle, use only a soft cloth and glass cleaner....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... Do not wash the vehicle in the direct rays of the sun. Use a car washing soap. Do not use ... Care/Appearance Materials on page 5-99. Do not use cleaning agents that are petroleum based, or that contain acid or... Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car washing soap ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are non-abrasive and... Wash the vehicle as soon as possible. If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for... Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Use only GM-approved cleaners on aluminum or ...or chrome-plated wheels through an automatic car wash that uses silicone carbide tire cleaning brushes....the surface of these wheels. Tires To clean the tires, use a stiff brush with tire cleaner. Notice: ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer... and paint shop. Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust... and rust can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... Interior and exterior polishing cloth. Removes tar, road oil, and asphalt. Use on chrome or stainless steel. Removes soil and black marks from whitewalls. Cleans ..., vinyl, and cloth upholstery. Odorless spray odor eliminator used on fabrics, vinyl, leather and carpet. Wash Wax ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You will find this label on the inside of the access panel located ...The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ...cools. 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... the fuse. Be sure you replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    If you ever have a problem on the road and do not have a spare fuse, you can borrow one that has the ... 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 can. There are two fuse blocks in ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... 19 21 22 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 Usage Power Seats Electronic Level Control (ELC) Compressor Liftgate and Endgate Rear Auxiliary Power Outlet ... Empty Power Sunroof Power Windows Map Lamps, Courtesy Lamps and Instrument Panel Lights Radio UQ3 Radio Amplifier Head-Up Display Hazard Flashers Instrument ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... underhood fuse block. To remove the cover, press the two tabs in and lift up the cover. 1 2 3 4 5 Fuel Pump Usage Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch Horn Engine Controls-Emissions and Sensors Power Control Module (PCM)-Battery Power 5-104
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ...-Emissions Control Fuel Injectors Engine Controls Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Passenger's Low-Beam Headlamp Driver's Low-Beam Headlamp Driver's High-Beam Headlamp ... Switch Battery Power Parking Lamps Passenger's High-Beam Headlamp Vent Solenoids DVD Fuse 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    Fuse 41 44 46 Usage Main Battery Fuse for Heated Seats, Air Main Battery Fuse for Power Outlets,... 59 60 61 Horn Fuel Pump Usage Air Conditioning Clutch Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Low-Beam Headlamps Parking Lamps High-Beam Headlamps Fog Lamps Starter Relay Cooling Fan Ignition 1 Relay Cooling Fan ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...Removal and Replacement Complete Overhaul AWD Automatic Transaxle Pan Removal and Replacement Complete Overhaul Cooling System Engine Oil with Filter Fuel Capacity Rear Differential Fluid Capacity Transfer Case Fluid Capacity Wheel Nut...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ✍ NOTES 5-108
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ...14 Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Introduction ...6-2 Maintenance Requirements ...6-2 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
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... intervals, checks, inspections, replacement parts and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good... purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... for your service needs, you will know that GM-trained and supported service technicians will perform the work using genuine GM parts. If you want to get service information, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-12. Owner ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ...6-12 and Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-13. When your vehicle is serviced, make sure these are used. All parts should be replaced and all necessary repairs ...else drives the vehicle. We recommend the use of genuine GM parts. If the engine oil life system is ever reset ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ...on page 5-14. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil Life System on page 5-17. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for ...Inspect engine air cleaner filter. If necessary, replace filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-19. An Emission Control Service. See footnotes † and (l). Rotate ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ... each item. Additional Required Services Service and Miles (Kilometers) Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components. Replace engine air... Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter (normal service). Replace spark plugs and inspect spark ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ...warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of the vehicle's useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the... or binding and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as needed. Replace any components that have high effort...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... hilly or mountainous terrain. − When doing frequent trailer towing. − Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. (i) Drain, flush and refill...See Engine Coolant on page 5-23 for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and filler neck...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ... brake. See Parking Brake on page 2-26 if necessary. Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it ... starter works in any other position, contact your GM Goodwrench dealer for service. At Least Once a Month Tire Inflation Check Visually inspect your tires ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... effort. If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), contact your GM Goodwrench dealer for service. Ignition Transaxle Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try ...is in PARK (P). • The key should come out only in OFF. Contact your GM Goodwrench dealer if service is required. 6-10
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... the parking brake followed by the regular brake. Contact your GM Goodwrench dealer if service is required. Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to clean thoroughly any ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... of clean, Engine Coolant drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL® Coolant. See Engine ..., Rear Folding Seat Weatherstrip Conditioning Fluid/Lubricant DEXRON -III Automatic Transmission Fluid. ... label. Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474). ® VERSATRAK™ ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your GM dealer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter Spark Plugs Windshield Wiper Blades (Hook Type) Driver's Side ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service and the type of ...on page 6-2 in this section. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-8 can be added on the following record pages. Also, you should ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-15
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-16
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ...Government ...7-11 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ...7-12 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-12 Customer Assistance and ... Online Owner Center ...7-4 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...7-4 Customer Assistance Offices ...7-4 GM Mobility Reimbursement Program ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your ..., concerns can be quickly resolved at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed... by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ...automotive disputes regarding vehicle repairs or the interpretation of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Although you ...resolution program prior to filing a court action, use of the program is free of charge and your ...may contact the BBB Auto Line Program using the toll-free telephone number or write ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment available... Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Pontiac by dialing: 1-800-833-...your vehicle's service history and maintenance schedule. Customer Assistance Offices Pontiac encourages ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    From Puerto Rico: 1-800-496-9992 (English) 1-800-496-9993 (Spanish) Fax Number: 313-381-0022 From U.S. Virgin Islands: 1-800-496-9994 Fax Number: 313-381-0022 Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) - Customer Assistance General Motors...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ...7483) for details. TTY users call 1-800-263-3830. Roadside Assistance Program As the owner of a new Pontiac vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Pontiac Roadside Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you with peace of mind as you drive in...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance: 1-800-ROADSIDE (762-3743), text telephone (TTY) users, call 1-888-889-2438. Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when, in Pontiac's judgement, the claims become ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    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...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... of up to a five day maximum may be available for the use of public transportation such as a taxi or bus. In ... Information Courtesy Transportation is available during the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty coverage period, but it is not part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet entitled ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... and control several aspects of the vehicle's performance. Your vehicle uses on-board vehicle computers to monitor emission control components to optimize fuel economy, to ..., once GM collects or receives data, GM may: • use the data for GM research needs, • make it available ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... is equipped with OnStar®, please check the OnStar® subscription service agreement or manual for information on its operations and data collection. To contact ...and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or General Motors. Reporting ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... call us at 1-800-762-2737, or write: Pontiac Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 ...Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission,...steering, body, etc. Transmission, Transaxle, Transfer Case Unit Repair Manual This manual provides ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... 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 Manual, and Warranty Booklet. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $35.00 Without Portfolio: Owner's Manual only. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $25....
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ✍ NOTES 7-14
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... Power Outlets ...3-20 Additives, Fuel ...5-6 Add-On Electrical Equipment ...5-101 Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine ...5-19 Air Conditioning ...3-21, 3-24 Airbag Readiness Light ...3-31 ... Airbag System ...1-56 How Does an Airbag Restrain? ...1-63 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-66 What ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    ... Transaxle Fluid ...5-20 Operation ...2-22 Bulb Replacement ...Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker and Parking Lamps ...Halogen Bulbs ...Headlamps ...Replacement Bulbs ...Taillamps, Stoplamps and Back-Up Lamps ...Buying New Tires ... 5-46 5-48 5-46 5-...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... ...Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System ...Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position ...Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position ...Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position ...Top Strap ...Top Strap Anchor ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... Defensive Driving ...4-3 Delayed Lighting ...3-17 Delayed Locking ...2-8 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-4... Climate Control System ...3-24 DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System ...3-98 E Electrical System Add... Fuse Block ...Fuses and Circuit Breakers ...Headlamp Wiring ...Power Windows and Other Power...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...Battery ...Change Oil Message ...Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...Coolant ...Coolant Heater ...Coolant Temperature Gage ...Coolant Temperature Warning Message ...Engine Compartment Overview ...Exhaust ...Oil ...Overheated Protection ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ...cations ...5-5 Glove Box ...2-33 GM Mobility Reimbursement Program ...7-6 Headlamps (cont.) Halogen Bulbs ...5-46 High/Low Beam Changer ...3-8 Heated Seats ...1-3 Heater ...3-21, 3-24 Highbeam On Light ...3-37 Highway Hypnosis ...4-24 Hill ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... Door Locks ...2-9 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-9 Loss of Control ...4-15 Low Brake Fluid Warning Message ...3-45 Low Fuel Warning Message ...3-44 Low Oil Pressure Message ...3-41 Low Tire Message ...3-42 Lumbar Manual Controls ...1-3 7
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ......6-2 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-13 Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-12 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Using Your ...6-3 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Malfunction Indicator Light ...3-34 Manual Lumbar Controls ...1-3...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ..., Trip ...3-29 Off-Road Recovery ...4-14 Oil Engine ...5-14 Pressure Message ...3-41 Older ... Operating Mode ...5-28 Owner Checks and Services ...6-8 Owners, Canadian ...ii Parking Brake ...2-26 ...101 Retained Accessory (RAP) ...2-20 Six-Way Seats ...1-2 Steering Fluid ...5-34 Windows ...2-13 Program ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... ...1-66 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-67 Restraint Systems Checking ...1-66 Replacing Parts ...1-67 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...2-20 Right Front Passenger Position, Safety Belts ...1-25 Roadside Assistance Program ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... Passengers ...1-25 Right Front Passenger Position ...1-25 Safety Belt Extender ...1-35 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ... ...1-52 Designed for the LATCH System ...1-50 Rear Outside Seat Position ...1-50 Right Front Seat Position ...1-54 Security Message, PASS-Key® III ...3-43 Service ...5-3 Adding ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ..., Capacities ...5-107 Speedometer ...3-29 Split Bench Seats ...1-6 Starting Your Engine ...2-20 Steering ...4-12...35 Convenience Net ...2-39 Cupholder(s) ...2-33 Front Door Utility Packs ...2-35 Glove Box ...2-33...and Back-Up Lamps ...5-49 TCS Warning Light ...3-33 Theft-Deterrent, Radio ...3-111 Theft-...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... Control System (TCS) ...4-10 Control System Warning Light ...3-33 Service Traction System Warning Message ...3-39 Transaxle ... ...7-10 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-100 Service Parts Identification Label ...5-100 Vehicle Personalization DIC ...3-51 Ventilation Adjustment ...3-26 Visors ...
  • 2005 Pontiac Aztek | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    W Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators ...3-27 Warnings Hazard Warning Flashers ...3-6 Other Warning... Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-66 Replacement ...5-66 Where to Put the Restraint ...1-45 Windows ...10 Fluid ...5-35 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement ...5-51 Fuses ...5-101 Windshield Wipers ...



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