2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner's Manual

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Manual

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    2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner's Manual Litho in U.S.A. Part Number 10315402 A First Edition ECopyright General Motors Corporation 06/13/01 All Rights Reserved i
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    We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, PONTIAC, the PONTIAC Emblem and the name GRAND PRIX are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If ..., it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly....
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    ... you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or ...
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    These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle: v
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    ...You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. 1-2...54 1-54 1-54 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Center Passenger Position ... Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash 1- 1-1...
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    ... explains reclining seatbacks and head restraints. Manual Front Seat CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. ... want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Lift the lever, located under the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    ... has this option, there will be a control located on the outboard side of the driver's seat cushion, in front of the reclining seatback lever. To increase or decrease lumbar support, push the control forward or rearward. To adjust the lumbar support up or down, push the control up or down. 1-3
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... temperature. To turn this feature off, place the switch in the center position. This feature only works when the ignition is turned on. Lift the lever to release the seatback, then move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock the ...
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    ... injuries. The lap belt can't do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well ...
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    ... to make it easy to get into and out of the rear seat. Tilt the passenger seatback fully forward. The whole seat will now slide forward. If the seatback will not tilt, lift the seatback latch located on the back of the seat to tilt the seatback forward. The whole seat will now slide forward. 1-6
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ...out of the way. Safety Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should ... be seriously injured or killed. In the same crash, you might not be if you are buckled up. Always fasten your safety ...
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    ... areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in ... says to wear safety belts. Here's why: They work. You never know if you'll be in...
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    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-9
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    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... 1-10
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    or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. 1-11
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    ...be -- whether you're wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even... are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag... buckle up to get the most protection. That's true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side...
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    How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Adults This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special... and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children". Follow those rules for everyone's protection. First, you'll want to know ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... safety belt quickly if you ever had to. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the...should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you ...
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    ...it down, squeeze the release lever and the shoulder belt guide as shown and move the height adjuster to the ...the adjuster up just by pushing up on the shoulder belt guide. After you move the adjuster to where you want it,...should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. 1-15
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much ...
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    ... if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A: The belt is buckled in the wrong ...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which aren't as ...
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    ...wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-19
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    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don't wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you ...
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    ...€™t be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing... from it. Air bags are designed to work with safety belts, but don’t replace them. Air... again. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) This part explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS...
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    ... it could seriously injure you. Safety belts help keep you in position before and during a ... belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the ... secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Children." 1-22
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    How the Air Bag System Works United States Canada There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows ...air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the Index for more information. Where...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    CAUTION: If something is between an occupant and an air bag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person causing severe injury or even death. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. Don't put anything between an occupant and an air bag, and don't...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers, rear impacts, ... many side impacts because inflation would not help the occupant. In any particular crash, ... side impacts, primarily because an occupant's motion is not toward those air bags. Air bags...
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    ... will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. D .... This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle ...
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    .... To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. CAUTION: For up to 10 seconds after the ignition key is turned off and the battery is disconnected, an air bag can still inflate during improper service. You can be ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Rear Seat Passengers It's very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren't safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender" at the end of this section. ... be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies ... fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ...Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt comfort ... adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide better positions the belt away from the neck ... restraints and for smaller adults, the comfort guides may be installed on the shoulder belts. To unlatch ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... the safety belt: 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. 2. Slide the guide under... The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take ... onto the clip. Turn the guide and clip inward and place them in between the seatback and the interior body, leaving only the loop of elastic cord exposed. 1-33
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    Center Passenger Position Lap Belt When you sit in the center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To make the belt longer, tilt the latch plate and pull it along the belt. 1-34
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... they should have the protection provided by the appropriate restraint. Young children should not use the vehicle's safety belts, unless there is no other choice....belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn't long enough, see ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...person's arms. A baby should be secured in an appropriate restraint. CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn't weigh much -- until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. CAUTION: (Continued) 1-36
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ...protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither ... restraint should take into consideration not only the child's weight, height and ...motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint state the weight and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    CAUTION: Newborn infants need complete support, including support for the head and neck. This is necessary ... forces can be distributed across the strongest part of an infant's body, the back and shoulders. ... that the vehicle's regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. ...
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    ... sure that the infant's head rests toward the center of the vehicle. A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. 1-39
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... 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 high-back booster seats have a five-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window. 1-40
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    ... that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy from the manufacturer. 1-41
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... it, be sure to secure the child restraint properly. Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can ... to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours.... Ask the child restraint manufacturer whether or not a kit is available. CAUTION: A child in a rear...
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    ... have the top strap anchored, you'll be ready to secure the child restraint itself. Tighten the top strap when and as the child restraint manufacturer's instructions say. Your vehicle has top strap anchors already installed for the rear seating positions. You'll find them behind the rear seat ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... Outside Seat Position You'll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as ...
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    4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 5. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. If you're using a forward-facing child restraint, you may find it helpful to use your knee to...
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    ... Seat Position You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. Make the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    .... See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag, ...
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    4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-49
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. 6. To tighten the belt, feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint....
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the ...that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up,...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    CAUTION: Never do this. Here two children are wearing the same belt. The belt can't properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. Q: A: What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied right on the child's abdomen. That ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... it, just attach it to the regular safety belt. Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash If you've ... crash, then you need new parts. If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision damage also... to have safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary...
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    ...30 2-32 2-33 2-34 2-38 2-39 2-43 2-44 2-46 2-47 Windows Keys Door Locks Remote Keyless Entry System (If Equipped) Multifunction Alarm Locks ... PASS-KeyR III New Vehicle "Break-In" Ignition Positions Starting Your Engine Engine Coolant Heater (Option) Automatic Transaxle Operation ...
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    Windows CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. A child can be overcome by the extreme heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-2
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... passengers can operate their windows. Two-Door Version Shown Use the switches on the driver's door armrest to operate each of the windows when the ignition is on or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See "Retained Accessory Power (RAP)" in the Index. In addition, each passenger ...
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    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children. 2-4
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    This key can be used for the ignition, as well as all door locks and storage compartments. Any new PASS-KeyR III ...PASS-KeyR III" in the Index for more information on programming your new key. In an emergency, contact Pontiac Roadside Assistance. See "Roadside Assistance" in the Index for more ...
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    ... from happening. There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. To lock or unlock your vehicle from the outside, use your key or remote keyless entry transmitter (if equipped). To unlock or lock your doors from inside the vehicle,...
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    ... theft-deterrent system and it is armed, the power door lock switch will not unlock the doors until the system is disarmed. See "Content Theft... your vehicle is equipped with the content theft-deterrent system, it may be programmed to arm the system when the rear of the power lock switch is pressed....
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    ... lock the doors using the power door lock switch or the keyless entry transmitter (if equipped). The chimes indicate that ...immediately by using the power door lock switch or the remote keyless entry transmitter (if equipped). The last door closed locking feature will activate when the ignition is in ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... keys in the vehicle. If the driver's door is open while the keys are in the ignition, you will not be able to use your power door lock switch. This...you'll never be locked out of your vehicle. If you don't leave the keys in the ignition, or if you use the manual door lock, you could still lock ...
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    ... to use this equipment. At times you may notice a decrease in range. This is normal for any remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does not work or if you have to stand closer to your vehicle for the transmitter to work, try this:...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... Theft-Deterrent" in the Index for more details. Remote Trunk Release Three-Button Key Fob Remote All Door Lock Four-Button Key Fob (Open Trunk): Press the button with the trunk symbol on your remote keyless entry transmitter to open your trunk. The ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ..., this feature provides feedback to the holder of the remote keyless entry transmitter that a command has been.... Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter... Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded to prevent another...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    To replace the battery do the following: 1. Insert a flat object like a coin into the slot on ... 2. Gently pry the battery out of the transmitter. Do not use the metal flanges to "pop out " ... the halves are snapped together tightly so water will not get in. 5. Check the transmitter operation. 2-13
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    ... Lighting Choices Your vehicle's locks and lighting systems can be programmed with several different features. The features you can program depend on ... came with your vehicle. The following chart shows the features that can be programmed. To determine which features your vehicle is equipped with, ...
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    ... vehicle must be in this programming mode. Follow these steps: 1. Turn the ignition key to LOCK... and Circuit Breakers" in the Index. 3. Turn the ignition key to ACCESSORY. 4. Count the number of chimes... lamps will come on whenever you remove the key from the ignition and stay on for about 25 seconds...
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    ... mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Turn the interior lamps thumbwheel all ...mode by following the instructions earlier in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. 4. Turn the interior lamps thumbwheel...
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    ... now set. You can either exit the programming mode by following the instructions earlier in this section or program the next feature available on your vehicle. with the ignition on and the driver's door closed and all doors will lock ...
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    ...will do the following: D If you leave your key in the ignition and leave the driver's door open,...is open and the key is out of the ignition, you will hear three chimes. The doors will not lock. Five... you leave your key in the ignition with the driver's door open, you will not be able to lock the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Press UNLOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter. 3. Count the number of chimes you hear. The number...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... know when the command is received. D When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to Mode 3: Exterior Lamps .... If you press LOCK on the remote keyless entry transmitter again within five ... Lock Confirmation: When you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to lock the vehicle, the headlamps ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...is set for. If you do not wish to change the current mode, you can either exit the programming mode by following the ...if someone tries to enter the vehicle without using the remote keyless entry transmitter or the correct key, or when someone turns the ignition on with an incorrect key. The horn will...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...power door lock switch while any door is open and the key is removed from the ignition. remote keyless entry transmitter and the key is removed form the ignition. your key or remote keyless entry transmitter. D Arm the system when you lock the doors with your D Disarm the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ...lock the doors with the remote keyless entry transmitter. The key must be removed from the ignition when you lock ...either power door lock switch while any door is open and the key is removed ... the doors with the remote keyless entry transmitter. The key must be removed from the ignition when you lock ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... your vehicle to a different mode, do the following: 1. Follow the instructions for "Entering Programming Mode" listed previously. 2. Insert a second ignition key fully into any door key cylinder and turn it to the unlock position. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... "Engine Exhaust" in the Index. Trunk Lock To unlock the trunk from the outside, insert the key and turn it clockwise. You can also press the trunk symbol on the remote keyless entry transmitter (if equipped). Remote Trunk Release This feature is used to ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    Trunk Release Handle NOTICE: The trunk release handle was not designed to be used to tie down the trunk lid or as an anchor point when securing items in the trunk. Improper use of the trunk release handle could damage it. There is a glow-in-the-dark trunk release handle located inside the trunk on...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... still best to lock it up and take your keys. But what if you have to leave your key? Key in the Ignition If you leave your vehicle with the keys inside, it's an easy target for joy riders ...ll hear a chime reminding you to remove your key from the ignition and take it with you. Always do ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ...the trunk lock, enters the vehicle (without using the remote keyless entry transmitter or key to unlock the doors), or turns the ignition on. The horn will sound and the... lock the doors while any door is open and the key is removed from the ignition. If you would like to arm the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... alarm system will arm when you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to lock the doors after the key is removed from the ignition. The red light will turn ...go off to let you know the system is disarmed. Disarming with the Key The alarm system will disarm when you use the key to ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... to do anything different to arm or disarm the system. It works when you insert or remove the key from the ignition. Your PASS-Key III system operates on a radio ... is using the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicle's starter and fuel systems. The starter will not work and fuel will ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... first key may be faulty. See your dealer who can service the PASS-Key III to have a new key made. In an emergency, contact Pontiac Roadside Assistance. See "Roadside Assistance" in the Index for more information. It is possible for the PASS-Key III ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... on, you will be able to restart your engine if you turn it off. Your PASS-Key III system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-Key III system at this time. If you lose or damage...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... hand. Using a tool to force it could break the key or the ignition switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. Ignition Positions With the key in the ignition switch, you can turn it to five different positions. The ignition ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... ignition is in OFF, LOCK or ACCESSORY and the key is in the ignition. NOTICE: Don't try to shift to PARK (P) ... and sunroof will continue to work up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned to off ... already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. D Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...5. Press the shift lever button in and hold. 6. Remove the key from the slot. 7. Pull the shift lever into the desired gear ...side of the console shift panel. You will not be able to remove the key from the ignition unless the shift lever is in the PARK (P) position (with the shift lever button fully ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    Starting Your 3100 V6 Engine 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your engine gets warm. 2. If your engine won't start (or...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Starting Your 3800 Series II Engine 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn your ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your engine gets warm. NOTICE: Holding your key in ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... (Option) To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the ... during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior ... your vehicle. At temperatures above 32_F (0_C), use of the coolant heater is not required. 2-38
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... engine, be sure to unplug and store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, it could be damaged. How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside temperature, the kind of oil you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set.... lever, before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. If you cannot shift out... ice or sand without damaging the transaxle, see "Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow" in the Index. ...
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    ...(P) or NEUTRAL (N) while your engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly ... to start up rather slowly, or if it seems not to shift gears as you go faster, something ...damaged. So, if this happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal driving, but it offers more power and lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D). Here are some times you might choose THIRD (3) instead of AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (D): SECOND (2): This position gives you more power but lower fuel economy. You can ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... on the parking brake pedal, with the left foot. NOTICE: If your front wheels can't turn, don't try to drive. This might happen if you were stuck in very deep sand or mud or were up against a solid object. You could damage your transaxle. Also, if you stop when going uphill, don't hold your ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    A warning chime will sound if the parking brake is set, the ignition is on and the shift lever is not in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). Shifting Into PARK (P) CAUTION:... to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also damage other parts of the vehicle. If you are ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... the vehicle. D Push the lever all the way toward the front of 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P). If you have to leave ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... must fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in RUN. See "Automatic Transaxle Operation" in the Index. If ... on the shift lever by pushing it all the way into PARK (P) while keeping the brake pedal down. Release the shift lever button. Then move the...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... damaged in a collision. D Your vehicle was damaged when driving over high points on the road or over road debris. D Repairs weren't ... immediately. CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Don't park over papers, leaves, dry grass or other things...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly ... also see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. CAUTION: Idling the engine with the climate control system off ... earlier Caution under "Engine Exhaust." Also, idling in a closed-in place can let deadly ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following: D Turn and Lane Change Signals D Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer D Flash-to-Pass Feature D Windshield Wipers D Windshield Washer D Cruise Control For information on the exterior lamps, see "...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ...signal on for more than 3/4 mile (1.2 km). Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer To change the headlamps ...all the way toward you. Then release it. When the high beams are on, this light on the instrument panel cluster will appear. While the high-beam headlamps are on, the fog lamps will not illuminate. If ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    Flash-to-Pass Feature This feature lets you use the high-beam headlamps to signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass. It works even if your ...-Up-Display (HUD), an arrow will appear in the display area to indicate that the high beams are on. MIST: Turn the band to MIST for a ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... control, you can maintain a speed of about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below approximately 25 mph (40 km/h). If your vehicle is in ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... you leave your cruise control switch on when you're not using cruise, you might hit a button .... You could be startled and even lose control. Keep the cruise control switch off until you want ... 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster. The accelerate feature will only work after you set the cruise control speed by ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... Cruise Control on Hills How well the cruise control will work on hills depends upon your speed, ... control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on ... Memory When you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, or shift into PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N), the cruise ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... the previously listed lamps and lights. The exterior lamp control is located on the lower left side of the instrument panel, to the left of the steering wheel. A warning chime will sound if you open the driver's door when you turn the ignition switch to LOCK or ACCESSORY with the lamps on. 2-55
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... reduced brightness of DRL. To idle your vehicle with the DRL off, set the parking brake while the ignition is in OFF or LOCK. Then start your vehicle. ...headlamp system when you need it. D D D D The ignition is on, the exterior lamps control is off, the transaxle is not in PARK (P) and the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    Fog Lamps Interior Lamps Instrument Panel Brightness Control This feature controls the brightness of the instrument panel lights. ... corner of the instrument panel, to the left of the instrument panel cluster. For this feature to work the exterior lamps control must be on. To turn the fog lamps on, ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... occur while the ignition is in RUN or ACCESSORY. After 25 seconds have elapsed, the interior lamps ... doors using the remote keyless entry transmitter (if equipped) and the ignition is in LOCK or OFF. ... section. D Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. D Lock all doors using the remote keyless entry ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... lamps will illuminate for up to 25 seconds when you remove the key from the ignition. After 25 seconds have elapsed, the ... behind each reading lamp when the doors are closed. D Insert the key and turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. D Lock all doors using the remote keyless entry transmitter (if...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... lamps on. If you leave any of these lamps on while the ignition is in LOCK or OFF, they will automatically turn off after 10 minutes. ... won't come back on again until you do one of the following: D Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. D Turn the interior lamp thumbwheel completely to the right, ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... the vehicle on your everyday routine. Compass Variance Compass variance is the difference between earth's magnetic north and true geographic north. If not adjusted to account for compass variance, your compass could give false readings. The mirror is set to zone eight upon leaving the factory. It...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... with this symbol is the on/off button for the mirror functions such as automatic dimming and temperature display. It is the far left button located on the lower part of the mirror face. 2. Press and hold the COMP button for three seconds. If your vehicle has the optional mirror with the compass, ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... on and off by pressing the far left button, located on the lower part of the mirror face, for up to three seconds. A light on the ... to subscribe to OnStar. See "OnStarR System" in the Index for more information about the services OnStar provides. Power Outside Rearview Mirrors The power mirror ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. Storage Compartments Glove Box Use your key to lock and unlock the glove box. To open, lift the right side of the latch. The optional overhead console has reading lamps and storage ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...opener in the rear compartment of the overhead console, and operate it from this position. To install your garage door opener, follow these instructions: 1. Open the compartment by pressing the latch forward. Remove the hook and loop patch. 2. Peel the protective backing from the hook and loop patch...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...as you can. You can unhook the net so that it will lie flat when you're not using it. This feature allows items in the trunk to pass through the rear seat. To use the trunk access panel, pull the rear armrest down, unlock the access panel with the ignition key and pull it down. 2-66
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter The center front ashtray is on the instrument panel. To open it, pull at the bottom of the ashtray until it is fully open. To remove the ashtray cup, lift the tabs on the sides and pull out. On four-door models an ashtray is located on each of the rear doors. NOTICE: ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... accessory power outlet will only operate while the ignition is on and for a few minutes after turning the ignition off. If you would like to operate an accessory for an extended period of time,...vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer for additional information ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ...888-ONSTAR-7 (1-888-667-8277). (OnStar Services Button): Press this button once to contact ... who will be able to assist you with these services. If you are not quickly connected, the system ... Button): In an emergency situation, press the emergency service button. Upon receiving the call, an advisor ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...in the situation. If the center is unable to contact you, an emergency service provider will be contacted. D Stolen Vehicle Tracking: Call the center.... D Roadside Assistance with Location: For vehicle breakdowns, press the OnStar Services button. An advisor will contact the appropriate help. 2-70
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...instrument panel light comes on, press the OnStar Services button. An advisor can perform a check ... activation and additional fee). D Route Support: An advisor can provide directions or guidance ...: An advisor can locate transportation in D Concierge Services: The concierge advisor can obtain tickets...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    OnStar System Limitations Complete limitations can be found on the Subscriber Services Agreement. In order to provide you with excellent service, calls ...OnStar Center may be monitored or recorded. OnStar Service is: Global positioning locating capabilities will not be available if satellite signals ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ...sunshade. The switch to control the sunroof is located in the headliner on the roof panel. The switch works only when the ignition is on or RAP is active. See "Retained Accessory Power (RAP)" in the Index. Push the rear of the switch once and the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    The Instrument Panel -- Your Information System 2-74
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... Panel Cluster E. Hazard Warning Button F. Horn G. Trip Computer (If Equipped) and/or Driver Information Center (DIC) H. Instrument Panel Vents I. Interior Lamps Control J. Exterior Lamps Control K. Tilt Steering Wheel Control L. Audio Steering Controls (If Equipped) M. Head Up Display (HUD) ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, about how much fuel is in your tank and many other things you need to drive safely and economically. United States Version Shown, ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ..., you'll know someone has probably tampered with it and the numbers may not be correct. You may wonder what happens if the vehicle needs a new... engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute (rpm). NOTICE: Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the shaded area, or engine damage may ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle's functions. Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. ...(DIC)" in the Index. Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN, a chime will come on for about eight seconds...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...when you are driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. CAUTION: If ... readiness light should flash for a few seconds when you turn the ignition key to RUN If the light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...Indicator Light The charging system light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition, as a check to show you it's working. Then it will go out. If it... United States Canada This light should come on when you turn the key to RUN. If it doesn't come on then, have it ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...-lock brake system warning light should come on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. CAUTION: Your brake system may not be working properly if the brake system ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ...the system off by pressing the TRAC D If there's a brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction control system will turn .... D If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... light tells tells you that the engine coolant has overheated or the radiator cooling fan is not working. You may feel or hear the ... The low traction light also comes on briefly when you turn the ignition key to RUN. If the light doesn't come on then, have it fixed so it will be there to tell you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... may overheat. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index and have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible. United States Canada Your vehicle has a gage ...the same thing as the warning light. It means that the engine coolant has overheated. If you have been operating the vehicle under normal conditions,...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ..., after a while, your emission controls may not work as well, your fuel economy ... with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission control systems. This system ... light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    This light should come on, as a check to show you it is working, when the ignition is on and the engine is not running. If the light doesn't come on, have it repaired. This light .... Find a safe place to park your vehicle. Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds and restart the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs Some state/provincial and...will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON or CHECK ENGINE light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. D When the ignition is on but the ...to show you it's working. The light will go out when you turn the ignition to RUN. If it doesn't come on with the ignition on, you may have a problem with the fuse or bulb. Have it ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... Level Light The engine is equipped with an oil level monitoring system. When the ignition key is turned to RUN, the LOW OIL LEVEL light will ... monitoring system only checks the oil level during the brief period when the ignition key is between RUN and START. It does not monitor engine oil level when...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... may move while cornering, braking D The gage may not indicate full when the ignition is Low Fuel Warning Light United ...do not indicate a problem with the fuel gage: It will also come on for a few seconds when you first turn on the ignition as a check to show you it’s working properly. If it doesnମ.
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    Driver Information Center (DIC) 3100 V6 or 3800 V6 Engine Only The Driver Information Center (DIC) gives you important safety and maintenance facts. When you turn the ignition on, all of the DIC lights illuminate for a few seconds. After this, the DIC will begin working. 2-91
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ...are rocking the vehicle back and forth, push this button. See "Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow" in the Index. t LOW: This light will come on when the ignition is on and the fluid in the washer fluid container is low. AJAR: This light alerts you that the...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    Trip Computer (If Equipped) 3100 V6 and 3800 V6 Engines 2-93
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    3800 V6 Supercharged Engine When you start the engine, the trip computer will display a mode. A lighted oval will appear to the left of the mode currently being used. 2-94
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ...the fuel remaining in the tank. LOW: This light will come on the vehicle outline when the ignition is on and the fluid in the washer fluid container is low. DOOR AJAR: ... amount of boost the engine is receiving. TRUNK AJAR: If the trunk is not fully closed, the trunk area will light up on the vehicle ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... system are automatically activated when you turn the ignition on. This button will activate/deactivate the system. If ... need to disable the system, such as when you are stuck and are rocking the vehicle back and forth, push this button. See "Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow" in the Index. Head-...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... items are lit on the instrument panel cluster: D Oil Warning Symbol D Coolant Temperature Symbol D Charging System Symbol When the ignition key is turned to RUN, the entire HUD image will come on. Then the Head-Up Display will operate normally. 2-97
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ..., to a comfortable position. 2. Start the engine and adjust the HUD controls located on the instrument panel, to the right of the steering wheel. Move the DIM thumbwheel up or down to adjust brightness. If your vehicle is not equipped with the trip calculator, you cannot change the display. 2-98
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... If You Can't See the HUD Image When the Ignition Is On D D D D Is anything covering the HUD unit? Is the HUD ... Circuit Breakers" in the Index. If the HUD Image Is Not Clear D Is the HUD image too bright?...cleaner could leak into the unit. The windshield is part of the HUD system. If you ever ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems In this section, you'll find out how to operate the comfort control and audio systems offered with your vehicle. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. 3-2 3-2 3-4 3-5 3-5 3-6 3-6 3-10 Comfort Controls Dual Climate ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...Knob This system allows the driver and passenger to maintain separate temperature settings. The system works best if you keep the windows closed while using it. Fan Knob The knob on the left side of the climate control panel ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...For quick cool down on very hot days, turn the fan on and use MAX with the temperature levers all the ...become too dry. For normal cooling on hot days, turn the fan on and use vent with the temperature levers in the... upper body, but your lower body may not be warm enough. To remedy this, you can use bi...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... when it's cold outside 0_F (-18_C) or lower. An engine coolant heater warms the coolant your engine and heating system use to ... about seven and one half minutes before turning off. The system will turn off when the ignition is turned off. Do not attach anything like a temporary vehicle license or ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... any other obstruction, such as leaves. The heater and defroster will work far better, reducing the ... and the fan to the highest speed for a few seconds before driving off. This helps clear the intake ducts... play your audio system even after the ignition is turned off. See "Retained Accessory Power...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... minute appears. The clock can only be set with the ignition off. Playing the Radio POWER: Push .... RECALL: Press this button to display the time with the ignition on or off. When the radio is playing, press this knob ... into its stored position when you're not using it. AM-FM Stereo with Cassette ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... you're not using them. Playing a Cassette Tape Your tape player is built to work best with... Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player. While the tape is playing... of silence between each selection for previous or seek to work. Press PREV or the SEEK down arrow to stop...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... three seconds of silence between each selection for next or seek to work. Press NEXT or the SEEK up arrow to stop searching. ... it is playing and to remove a tape when it is not playing. The eject button may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. Cassettes may be loaded with the radio ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... bypass feature, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the radio off. ... should not be used in the player. Try a new tape to make sure your player is working ... radio displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... Press the knob back into its stored position when you're not using it. Y SEEK B: Press the up or down arrow to go to... counterclockwise to decrease volume. RECALL: Press this button to display the time with the ignition on or off. When the radio is playing, press this button to display the station...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... into their stored positions when you're not using them. Playing a Compact Disc Insert ... compact disc symbol will appear on the display. If the ignition and the radio are on, the disc will begin playing. ... symbol. If you want to insert a disc when the ignition is off, first press the EJECT button. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...CD when it is playing or to remove a CD when it is not playing. The EJECT button will work with the radio off. Compact ...try a known good CD. D If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other If ...displays an error number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. 3-12
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... stations. Press the knob back into its stored position when you're not using it. Y SEEK B: Press the up or down arrow to go to the... button to display the station being played or to display the clock. Pressing this button with the ignition off will display the clock. 4. Press and hold one of the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ...Bass/Treble) Equalizer: A seven-band equalizer is part of your audio system. Slide the levers ...compact disc symbol will appear on the display. If the ignition and the radio are on, the disc will begin playing....symbol. If you want to insert a disc when the ignition is off, first press the EJECT button....
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ..., wait about an hour and try again.) D If the CD is not playing correctly, for any other reason, try a known ... number, write it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. Theft-Deterrent Feature THEFTLOCKR is designed to discourage theft of your radio. It works by using a secret...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... Step 4. 1. Write down any three or four-digit number from 000 to 1999 and keep it in a safe place separate from the vehicle. 2. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. 3. Turn the radio off. 4. Press the 1 and 4 pushbuttons at the same time. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... code eight times, INOP will appear on the display. You will have to wait an hour with the ignition on before you can try again. When you try again, you will... as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps: 1. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. 2. Turn the radio off. 3. Press the 1 and 4...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... tape. Press the down arrow to search for the previous selection on the tape. Your tape must have at least three seconds of silence between each selection for SEEK to work. If a compact disc is playing, press the up arrow to go to the start of the next track. Press the down arrow to go to the start ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    Understanding Radio Reception AM The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range, however, can cause stations to interfere with each other. AM can pick up noise from things like storms and power lines. Try reducing the treble to reduce this noise if you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... is available through your dealer (GM Part No. 12344789). When cleaning the cassette tape ... from being ejected, use the following steps: 1. Turn the ignition to RUN or ACCESSORY. 2. Turn the radio off. ... the tape head. This type of cleaning cassette will not eject on its own. A non-scrubbing action ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... in good condition before you have your tape player serviced. Be sure that the inside surface of the rear window is not scratched and that the lines on... Your Compact Disc Player The use of CD lens cleaner discs is not advised, due to the risk of contaminating the lens of the CD ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    Section 4 Your Driving and the Road Here you'll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions. We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-9 4-11 4-12 4-15 4-15 4-17 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving Control of a ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    Defensive driving really means "be ready for anything." On city streets, rural roads or freeways, it means "always expect the unexpected." Assume that pedestrians or other drivers are going to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do. Be ready for their mistakes. Rear-...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...drive a vehicle: The obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what ...depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in an increasing number of U.S. states, and throughout Canada, sets the legal limit at 0.08 percent. In some ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... the street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid the ... disabled is higher than if the person had not been drinking. CAUTION: Drinking and then ... been drinking. Ride home in a cab; or if you're with a group, designate a driver who will not drink. 4-5
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    .... All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking ... alertness, coordination and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration...(20 m). That could be a lot of distance in an emergency, so keeping enough space between your vehicle and...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... -- heavy acceleration followed by heavy braking -- rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool ... brake pedal moves or pulses a little. This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... faster than any driver could. The computer is programmed to make the most of available tire and road... one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and ... rear wheels. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... pedal down firmly and let anti-lock work for you. You may feel a slight brake pedal... are spinning or beginning to lose traction. When this happens, the system works the front brakes and reduces engine power to...the Index. You may feel or hear the system working, but this is normal. If your vehicle is ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... stays on or comes on while you are driving, there is a problem with your traction control system. See "... Warning Light" in the Index. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving ... off if your vehicle ever gets stuck in sand, mud or snow and rocking the...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... positions. But the system can upshift the transaxle only as high as the shift lever position you've chosen, so... will come on to let you know if there's a problem. See "Enhanced Traction System Warning Light" in... system off if your vehicle ever gets stuck in sand, mud or snow and rocking the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... Center (DIC) or the trip computer (if equipped). Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will take much more effort. Variable Effort Steering (Option) This steering system provides less steering ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ...when you turn the front wheels. If there's no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going in the same direction. If you've ever tried to ... Both control systems -- steering and acceleration -- have to do their work where the tires meet the road. Adding the sudden acceleration can demand too much...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in ... That's the time for evasive action -- steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well... can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially dangerous move, since the passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncoming ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...space if the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops. Keep back a reasonable distance. start to accelerate but... farther away from you than it really is.) D Try not to pass more than one vehicle at... make it easy for the Even though the brake lamps are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...or area of less danger. If you do not have the Enhanced Traction System or the Traction Control ... could cause the tires to slide. You may not realize the surface is slippery until your vehicle... reasonable care suited to existing conditions, and by not "overdriving" those conditions. But skids are...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...Since you can't see as well, you may need to slow down and keep more space between you and other vehicles. headlamps can light up only...more dangerous than day driving. One reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-18
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...wear sunglasses. Your eyes will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you'...faced with severe glare (as from a driver who doesn't lower the high beams, or a vehicle with misaimed headlamps), slow ...Avoid staring directly into the approaching headlamps. Keep your windshield and all the glass ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well ... wiping equipment in good shape and keep your windshield washer tank filled with washer fluid. Replace your windshield wiper inserts when they show signs of streaking or ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ...: Wet brakes can cause accidents. They won't work as well in a quick stop and may cause pulling to... apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Driving too fast through large water ...even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... the road. Hydroplaning doesn't happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or if the pressure in one or more is low. It ... deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    Driving Through Flowing Water Some Other Rainy Weather Tips D Besides slowing down, allow some extra following CAUTION: Flowing or rushing water creates 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 ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll ... save time and energy. See the next part, "Freeway Driving." D Treat a green light as ... move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    Freeway Driving The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are driving. Too-fast or too-slow driving breaks a smooth traffic flow. Treat the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    .... If you miss your exit, do not, under any circumstances, stop and back up... your vehicle ready for a long trip? If you keep it serviced and maintained, it's ready to go...you'll find experienced and able service experts in Pontiac dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...? D Lamps: Are they all working? Are the lenses clean? D Tires: They are vitally important to a safe, trouble-free trip. Is the tread...time to avoid a major storm system? D Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated, with a comfortably cool interior. D Keep your eyes moving. Scan the road ahead and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... make your trips safer and more enjoyable. D Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all ..., cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. D Know how to go down hills. The most important thing to ... could get so hot that they wouldn't work well. You would then have poor ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    CAUTION: Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down. They could get so hot that they wouldn't work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. You could crash....
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    Driving on Snow or Ice Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the road probably have good traction. However, if there is snow or ice between your tires and the road, you can have a very slippery situation. You'll have a lot less traction or "grip" and will need to be very ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    .... But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of ... with caution. If you have traction control, keep the system on. It will improve your ability to accelerate when ...the traction control system, accelerate gently. Try not to break the fragile traction. If you accelerate ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... you can wrap around yourself or tuck under your clothing to keep warm. If you are stopped by heavy snow, you could ...snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: D Turn on your hazard flashers. 4-32 You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful.
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ... side of the vehicle that's away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. Run your engine ...make it go a little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less ...possibly for signaling later on with your headlamps. Let the heater run for a while. Then, shut the engine ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... be towed? Just as you would Dinghy Towing NOTICE: Towing your vehicle with all four wheels on the ground will damage drivetrain components. Your vehicle was not designed to be towed with all four wheels on the ground. If your vehicle must be towed, you should use a dolly. See "Dolly Towing" ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... follow these steps: 1. Put the front wheels on the dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and then remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position. 5. Release the parking brake. Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight it may properly carry....
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can... than 167 lbs. (75 kg) in your trunk. NOTICE: Your warranty does not cover parts or components that fail because of overloading. If...you have to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, they'll keep going. 4-36
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ... you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well -- or even at all. You and your passengers ...You may also damage your vehicle; the resulting repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Pull a trailer only if you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ..., transaxle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder against the drag of the added weight. The... throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. ...(90 km/h), to save wear on your vehicle's parts. D Obey speed limit restrictions when towing a...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Weight of the Trailer How heavy can a trailer safely be? It should never weigh more than 1000 lbs. (454 kg). But even that can be too heavy. It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For example, speed, altitude, road grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... rules to follow: D The rear bumper on your vehicle is not intended for Total Weight on Your Vehicle's ... including the weight of the trailer tongue. hitches. Do not attach rental hitches or other bumper-... Use only a frame-mounted hitch that does not attach to the bumper. vehicle when you install ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... tongue of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or by ... Brakes Because you have anti-lock brakes, do not try to tap into your vehicle's brake system. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... burned out. Thus, you may think drivers behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. It's important to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are still working. Your vehicle has bulb warning lights. When you plug a trailer lighting ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...that they would get hot and no longer work well. On a long uphill grade, shift down and ... (70 km/h) to reduce the possibility of engine and transaxle overheating. If you have overdrive, you may have... (D). Parking on Hills CAUTION: You really should not park your vehicle, with a trailer attached, on ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...the pedal down while you: Maintenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service more often when you're pulling a trailer. See the Maintenance ... drive belts, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If you're...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-10 5-11 Hazard Warning ... Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-14 5-25 5-26 5-37 5-38 Cooling System... a Flat Tire Compact Spare Tire If Your Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow 5- ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... of the steering column. The hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn't in. Press the button to make your front ... warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... if the hydrometer looks clear or light yellow. Replace the battery when there is a clear or light yellow ...to start your vehicle by pushing or pulling it won't work, and it could damage your vehicle. ... you. D They contain gas that can explode or ignite. D They contain enough electricity to burn you...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the parking brake. NOTICE: If ...damaged. The repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. 3. Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug unnecessary accessories plugged into the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries. Find the positive (+) and negative (-) terminal locations on each vehicle. You will not need to access your battery for jump starting. Your vehicle has a remote positive (+) jump starting ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any ...€™t, explosive gas could be present. CAUTION: (Continued) CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ...if the vehicle has one. Negative will go to a heavy, unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (-) terminal if the vehicle has one. Don’t connect positive...€™ll get a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts, too. And don’t connect the negative (-) cable to the negative ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... (-) terminal if the vehicle has one. Don't let the other end touch anything until the next step. The other end of the negative (-) cable doesn't go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy, unpainted metal part or to a remote negative (-) terminal on the vehicle with the dead battery. 5-8
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, and the chance of sparks getting back... the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 5-9
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ...to its original position. Jumper Cable Removal A. Heavy, Unpainted Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery or Remote Positive (+) Terminal C. Dead Battery or Remote ... (+) Terminal Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    .... See "Low Coolant Light" in the Index. NOTICE: After driving in the overheated engine protection operating mode, to avoid engine damage, allow ...vehicle to be driven to a safe place in an emergency situation. If an overheated engine condition exists, an overheat protection mode which alternates ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... until it cools down. Wait until there is no sign of steam or coolant before you open the hood. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You or others could be badly burned. Stop your engine if ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...is on, turn it off. 2. Turn on your heater to full hot at the highest fan speed and open the window as... light, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a... a long hill on a hot day. Stop after high-speed driving. Idle for long periods in traffic. Tow a ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    Cooling System When you decide it's safe to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: 3800 V6 and 3800 V6 Supercharged Engines A. Electric Engine Cooling Fans B. Radiator Pressure Cap 3100 V6 Engine A. Electric Engine Cooling Fans B. Radiator Pressure Cap C. Coolant Recovery Tank C. Coolant ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. ...If it isn't, you may have a leak at the pressure cap or in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump or somewhere else in the cooling ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot. Donମ.other than DEX-COOL is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition...the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven’t found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn’t at the...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...: NOTICE: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the ... can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. 5-17
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... can blow out and burn you badly. They are under pressure, and if you turn the pressure cap -- even a little -- they can come out at high speed. Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling system and radiator pressure cap to cool if ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    How to Add Coolant to the Radiator NOTICE: Your engine has a specific radiator fill procedure. Failure to follow this procedure could cause your engine to overheat and be severely damaged. The radiator pressure cap is located on the passenger's side of the vehicle in the front of the engine ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. 3. If...V6 engine cover shield to access the bleed valve. 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push down ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... bracket and remove the cover shield. D. Put the oil fill tube, with cap attached, in the valve cover oil fill hole until you're ready to replace the cover shield. Thermostat Housing (3100 V6) Thermostat Bypass Tube (3100 V6) 3100 V6 engine: There are two bleed valves. One is located on the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    3800 V6 engine: There is one bleed valve. It is located on the thermostat housing. Thermostat Housing (3800 V6) 5. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOLR coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for more information about the proper coolant ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    6. Rinse or wipe any spilled coolant from the engine and the compartment. 7. If you have the 3800 V6 engine, replace the 3800 Series II V6 engine cover shield. A. Remove the oil fill tube, with cap attached, from the valve cover. B. Insert the catch tab on the cover shield under the bracket on the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 11. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may ... neck until the level reaches the base of the filler neck. 12. Then replace the pressure cap. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... very bumpy and noisy, but you can still steer. Gently brake to a stop -- well off the road if possible. If a tire goes flat, the next part shows how to use your jacking equipment to change a flat tire safely. 5-25
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... warning flashers. CAUTION: Changing a tire can cause an injury. The vehicle can slip off the jack and roll over you or other people. You and they could be badly injured. ... other side of the vehicle, at the opposite end. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 5-26
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. Turn the center nut on the compact spare tire cover counterclockwise to remove it. Remove the compact spare tire. See "Compact Spare Tire" in the Index for more information about the compact spare tire. 5-27
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    Turn the nut holding the jack counterclockwise and remove it. Then remove the jack and wrench. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) extension and protector/guide (B) and the wheel wrench (C). 5-28
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... off. Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Using the wheel wrench, loosen all the wheel nuts. Don't remove them yet. 2. Turn the jack handle clockwise to raise the vehicle. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground for the spare tire to fit underneath the wheel well. 5-29
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    For jacking at the vehicle's rear location, put the jack lift head (B) about 5.5 inches (14 cm) from the front edge of the rear wheel opening ... shown. Put the compact spare tire near you. 3. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground for the...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...rounded end of the nuts toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against the hub. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... a crisscross sequence as shown. 9. Reinstall the wheel trim. If the vehicle has plastic caps tighten them by hand. With a wheel wrench, tighten the plastic caps an additional quarter turn clockwise. 7. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack handle counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 5-33
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new GM original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as...Store the wheel cover in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. NOTICE: Wheel covers won't fit on your compact spare tire. If ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ... Flat Tire and Tools CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment ...surface damage. Use the extension and protector/guide located in the foam holder. To store a full-...compact spare back in the trunk, place the protector/guide back in the foam holder. Store the cover ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... Spare Tire and Tools CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment ...Compact Spare Tire" in the Index. See the storage instructions label on the trunk lid to properly position ...Nut E. Jack F. Wrench G. Lock Nut Tool H. Foam Holder I. Extension and Protective Guide ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course, it's best ... vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get... and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don't use your... wheels or tires. They won't fit. Keep your spare tire and its wheel...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... or Snow In order to free your vehicle when it is stuck, you will need to spin the wheels, but... you get out when you’re stuck, but you must use caution... you let your tires spin at high speed, they can explode, and... fire or other damage. When you’re stuck, spin the wheels as little as possible. Donମ.
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label Electrical System Replacement Bulbs Capacities and Specifications Air Conditioning Refrigerant Capacity Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts 6-1
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...€™ll get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you’ll want to keep your GM ... of your own service work, you’ll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you ... a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work you ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... and your vehicle could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it. D Be...when you accelerate or drive uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is necessary. If your vehicle has the 3800 Supercharged V6...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... fuels that meet California specifications. If this fuel is not available in states adopting California emissions ...caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. Additives Some ...may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized GM dealer for service. Canada Only ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...allowing your emission control system to work properly. You should not have to add anything to ... use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs ... you'll be driving. NOTICE: Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Don't use...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    Filling Your Tank CAUTION: Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that can cause very bad injuries. Don't smoke if you're near gasoline or refueling your vehicle. Keep sparks, flames and smoking materials away from gasoline. The tethered fuel cap is ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... you get gasoline on yourself and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. Gasoline can spray .... Then unscrew the cap all the way. Be careful not to spill gasoline. Clean gasoline from painted surfaces .... If you get the wrong type, it may not fit properly. This may cause your malfunction ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... is in your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the gasoline vapor. You can be badly burned and your ... while pumping gasoline. Checking Things Under the Hood CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    Hood Release To open the hood do the following: 1. Pull the handle located inside the vehicle near the parking brake. 2. Next, go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood latch. 3. Lift the hood. 6-9
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood of a vehicle with a 3100 V6 (Code J) engine, you'll see: A. B. C. D. Windshield Washer Fluid Battery Underhood Fuse Block Radiator Fill Cap E. F. G. H. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Engine Oil Fill Cap Engine Oil ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    When you open the hood of a vehicle with a the 3800 V6 (Code K) engine, you'll see: A. B. C. D. E. Windshield Washer Fluid Battery Underhood Fuse Block Radiator Fill Cap Engine Coolant Recovery Tank F. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (low in engine compartment) G. Engine Oil Dipstick H. Engine ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    When you open the hood of a vehicle with a 3800 V6 Supercharged (Code 1) engine, you'll see: A. B. C. D. E. Windshield Washer Fluid Battery Underhood Fuse Block Radiator Fill Cap Engine Coolant Recovery Tank F. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (low in engine compartment) G. Engine Oil Dipstick H....
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    Before closing the hood of your vehicle, be sure all the filler caps are on properly. Then pull the hood down and close it firmly. Checking Engine Oil It's a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... to drain back into the oil pan. If you don't, the oil dipstick might not show the actual level. Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. 3800 V6 Engine or 3800 V6 Supercharged ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... the oil is at or below the ADD mark, then you'll need to add at least one quart of oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see "Capacities and Specifications" in the Index. NOTICE: Don't add too much oil. If your ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... symbol. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not carry this starburst symbol. If you change your own oil, be sure you use oil that has the starburst symbol on the...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...(-18_C) or above. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W-50. As shown in the ... SAE 5W-30. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils, such as SAE 20W-50. 3800 V6 or ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... engine revolutions and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at... can vary considerably. For the oil life system to work properly, you must reset the system every... best conditions, the oil life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...following two procedures: Using the Driver Information Center (DIC) 1. With the ignition key in RUN but the engine off, fully push and release the accelerator pedal slowly three... OIL SOON light flashes, the system is resetting. 3. Turn the key to OFF after the light stops flashing, then ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... new engine air cleaner/filter. See "Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts" in the Index. 5. To reinstall the cover, position the tabs through... housing when you are finished. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter. See "Scheduled Maintenance Services" in ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ... cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air, it stops flame ... burned. Don't drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off....you should let your dealer or a qualified service center perform this maintenance. When to Check Check ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... is correct when it just reaches the bottom of the threads of the inspection hole. 4. Replace the oil plug with the O-ring in place. Tighten to 88 lb-in (...D When doing frequent trailer towing. D Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your vehicle under any of these ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ...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... been driving: D D D D When outside temperatures are above 90_F (32_C). At high speed for quite a while. In heavy traffic -- especially...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...the engine, follow these steps: D Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. in PARK (P). D With the parking brake applied, place the shift ...3800 V6 or 3800 V6 Supercharged Engine D Let the engine run at idle for three to five minutes. The transaxle fluid dipstick handle is the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    3100 V6 Engine 3800 V6 or 3800 V6 Supercharged Engine 3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. The fluid level must be in the cross-hatched area. 4. If the fluid level is in the acceptable range, push the dipstick back in all the way. 6-25
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...only fluid labeled DEXRONR-III, because fluid with that label is made especially for your automatic transaxle. Damage caused by fluid other than DEXRONR-III is not covered by your new vehicle warranty. 3. After adding fluid, recheck the fluid level as described under "How to Check." 4. When the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating or if you need to add coolant to your ... other than DEX-COOL is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ...water and one-half DEX-COOLR coolant which won't damage aluminum parts. If you use this coolant mixture, you don't need to ...your warranty. Too much water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more than four times a year, ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    Checking Coolant The vehicle must be on a level surface. When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at the COLD mark or a little higher. When your engine is warm, the level should be up to the HOT mark or a little higher. If this LOW COOLANT light comes on and stays on, it means you'...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... coolant mixture at the coolant recovery tank, but be careful not to spill it. If the coolant recovery tank is ... burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. Occasionally ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... radiator cap is a 15 psi (105 kPa) 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. 3100 V6 Engine 3800 V6 or 3800 V6 Supercharged Engine ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. See ... location. How to Check Power Steering Fluid Turn the key off, let the engine compartment cool down,... cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap and completely tighten it. Then ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... can cause leaks and damage hoses and seals. Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing, use a fluid that has ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...is full. NOTICE: D When using concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water with ready-to-use washer ... solution to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washer system. Also, water doesn't clean as well as washer ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... sooner or later your brakes won't work well, or won't work at all. So, it isn't a... add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. CAUTION: ... could be damaged. Add brake fluid only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. When your brake...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...system can damage brake system parts so badly that they'll have to be replaced. Don't let someone put in the wrong kind of ... of fluid in your brake system, your brakes may not work well, or they may not even work at all. This could cause a crash. Always use the proper brake fluid. D...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... to GM torque specifications. Brake linings should always be replaced as complete axle sets. See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections." CAUTION: The brake wear warning sound means that ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ..., or if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its ...get new approved GM replacement parts. If you don't, your brakes may no longer work properly. For example...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... harm. Wash hands after handling. If your battery has a very low charge or is dead, you may not be able to remove the ignition key from the ignition switch or shift out of PARK (P). Refer to "Shifting Out of PARK(P)" in the Index. Vehicle Storage ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...see "Replacement Bulbs" in the Index. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer. Headlamps 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the two ...the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. 6-40
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    3. Carefully remove the headlamp assembly from the vehicle. Be careful to avoid scratching or chipping the paint on the vehicle while removing. 4. Lift the plastic tab on the electrical connector and pull the connector out. 5. Turn the lamp socket ring a quarter turn counterclockwise to remove it ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... tab on the electrical connector and reinstall the connector. 10. Carefully reinstall the headlamp assembly. Be careful to avoid scratching or chipping the paint on the vehicle while reinstalling the assembly. 11. Reinstall the two bolts on the top of the headlamp assembly. 12. Close the hood. 6-42
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ...lane markers (for horizontal aim), or if oncoming drivers flash their high beams at you (for vertical aim). If you believe your headlamps need...dealer for assistance. Front Turn Signal and Front Sidemarker 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the two bolts from the top of the headlamp assembly. 3. Remove the...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) 1. Open the trunk. 5. Remove the old bulb from the socket. 6. Place the new bulb into ... vehicle. 9. Reinstall the two bolts on the top of the headlamp assembly. 10. Close the hood. 2. Reach through the access opening in the trunk and remove the slotted vent by ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    Back-Up, Tail Lamp and Rear Sidemarker 1. Open the trunk. 2. Unhook the convenience net (if equipped) and remove it. 3. Remove old the bulb by turning it a quarter turn counterclockwise. 4. Place the new bulb into the bulb socket. 5. Turn the bulb a quarter turn clockwise. Reinstall the vent. 6. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    6. Carefully remove the taillamp assembly. Be careful to avoid scratching or chipping the paint on the vehicle. 7. Turn the lamp socket a quarter turn counterclockwise to remove. 6-46
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    8. Remove the old bulb. 9. Place the new bulb into the socket. 10. Turn the lamp socket a quarter turn clockwise to reinstall it. 11. Carefully reinstall the taillamp assembly by reversing Steps 1 through 5. Be careful to avoid scratching or chipping the vehicle's paint. 12. Close the rear ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected at least twice ...Wipers, Blade Check" in the Index for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and ... length, see "Normal Maintenance and Replacement Parts" in the Index. To remove the wiper blade ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    Tires Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Pontiac Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: (Continued) D Underinflated tires pose the same danger as ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... to put the valve caps back on the valve stems. They help prevent leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture. NOTICE: Don't let anyone tell you that underinflation or overinflation is all right. It's not. If your tires don't have enough air (underinflation), you can get the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...Loading Information label. Make certain that all wheel nuts are properly tightened. See "Wheel Nut Torque" in the Index. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    When It's 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: D You can see the ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires ...followed by an "MS" (for mud and snow). If you ever replace your tires with those not having a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size, load... bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... Uniform Tire Quality Grading system does not apply to deep tread, winter-type ...significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics ...ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ...specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire ...tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive... keep coming loose, the wheel, wheel bolts and wheel nuts should be replaced...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the right wheel, wheel ...your vehicle. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer calibration...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains ...cause damage to the brakes, suspension or other vehicle parts. The area damaged by the tire chains could ... and road conditions. Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle,...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...if you strike a match or get them on a hot part of the vehicle. Some are dangerous if you breathe ...your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or ...your vehicle: Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... excess cleaner. 6. Wipe cleaned area with a clean, water-dampened towel or cloth. 7. Wipe with a clean cloth and let dry. D D D D Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as soon as you can -- before they set. Carefully scrape off any excess stain. Use a clean cloth or ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee (black), ... water. 2. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers ... completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow the cleaner instructions described earlier. Cleaning Vinyl Use ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... remove normal tobacco smoke and dust films on interior glass. See "Appearance Care and Materials" in the Index. Cleaning Interior Plastic Components Use only a mild soap and water ...temporary license should not be attached across the defogger grid. Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...the wiper blades and clean them as necessary; replace blades that look worn. Cleaning the Outside of ... best way to preserve your vehicle's finish is to keep it clean by washing it often with lukewarm or cold water... avoid surface scratches and water spotting. High pressure car washes may cause water...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." NOTICE: Machine ... their toll over a period of years. You can help to keep the paint finish looking new by keeping your vehicle garaged or covered whenever possible. Finish Care Occasional waxing or mild ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... Damage If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to the parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer replacement parts will provide ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ...-up materials available from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage ...Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Pontiac will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces ...If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials 6-66
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... you identify your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on the underside of your trunk lid..... The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    .... Some add-on electrical equipment can keep other components from working as they should. Your vehicle has...to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in... until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it fixed. 6-68
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. Instrument Panel Fuse Block Fuses ... greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure you replace...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... Seat, Power Lumbar Blank Power Windows Blank BLANK RADIO AMP PWR LOCK HSEAT/LUM R DEFOG PASSKEY III Description Blank Blank Mall Module -- Program Mall Module Wipers Steering Wheel Illumination Blank Sunroof Radio Blank Bose Amplifier Mall Module -- Power Locks Heated Seats, Power Lumbar Rear ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... Hi Cigarette Lighter, ALDL, Floor Console Accessory Outlet Mall Module -- Interior lamps Stoplamp Blank Electronic Control Module Cruise Control Chime/Mall ...Center, Daytime Running Lamps, Heated Seats Blank Blank Power Drop Ignition Canister Vent Solenoid Daytime Running Lamps BLANK BLANK PWR DROP ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    Underhood Fuse Block Some fuses are located in a fuse block in the engine compartment on the passenger's side. Pull off the cover labeled FUSES to expose the fuses. Fuse 1 2 3 4 5 Description Cooling Fan 2 Spare Headlamps Battery Main 2 Ignition Main 1 6-72
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    Fuse 6 7 8 18 19 20 21 Description Cooling Fan 1 Battery Main 1 Ignition Main 2 Fuel Injections Spare Spare Mass Air Flow (MAF... Trunk Release, Back-Up Lamps AC Clutch, ABS Ignition Fuse 29 Description Remote Keyless Entry, Theft-Deterrent, Trip Computer, HVAC Module, Security LED Alt Sense Torque ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... 14 15 16 17 Description Cooling Fan Cooling Fan 2 Ignition Main Cooling Fan 1 Air Conditioning Clutch Fuel Pump Spare Horn Fog Lamp Replacement ...Bulb Number Back-Up ...3057 Center High-Mounted Stop (CHMSL) ...1141 Front Parking/Turn Signal ...3357A Headlamps High/Low Beam ...9007 Tail/Stop ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... Refrigerant Capacity If you do your own service work, you'll need the proper service manual. See "Doing Your Own Service Work" in the Index for additional information. It is recommended that service work on your air conditioning system be performed by a qualified ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Engine Air Cleaner/Filter All Engines Engine Oil Filter All ... Spark Plug Gap Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Type *AC DelcoR part number. Length Shepherd's Hook 22 inches (56 cm) 41-...-15* .060 inch (1.52 mm) PF47* 24206433* GM Part No. 24508572, A1614C* 6-76
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... your vehicle. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. 7-2 7-4 7-5 7-15 Introduction Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Scheduled Maintenance ... B: Owner Checks and Services 7-19 7-21 7-23 Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but also helps ..., checks, inspections and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition. Any damage caused by ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... service department or another qualified service center do these jobs. "Part B: Owner Checks and ... service department or another qualified service center should perform. "Part D: Recommended Fluids and ..., have a qualified technician do the work. If you want to get the service information, see "...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. The proper fluids and lubricants to use...in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. All parts should be replaced and all necessary repairs done ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    Scheduled Maintenance The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles (166 000... km) at the same intervals for the life of this vehicle. The services shown at 150,000 miles (240..., however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ...best conditions, the oil life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over... for information on resetting the system. An Emission Control Service. t Your vehicle has a computer system... revolutions and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-7
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    Scheduled Maintenance 7-8
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [). j Rotate tires. See "Tire Inspection and ... and additional information. (See footnote +). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 22,500 Miles (37 500 km) j ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    .... (See footnote +). j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j For supercharged ... and Lubricants" in this section. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE... in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... - 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 ... 100,000 miles (166 000 km). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 52,500 Miles (87 500 km) j Rotate ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... Fluids and Lubricants" in this section. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote [). j Rotate tires. See ... engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace engine air cleaner filter. ... in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... additional information. (See footnote +). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) j Replace engine air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. j For supercharged engines only: Check the supercharger oil level and add the proper supercharger...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ...j Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service. j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service....– Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. j If you haven’t used your vehicle ... system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolantମ.
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... Owner Checks and Services Listed in this part are owner checks and services which should ... Check At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood ...Tires" in the Index for further details. Cassette Deck Service Clean cassette deck. Cleaning should ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... the Index. A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the system and repair if needed. At Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Service Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Part D. Body Lubrication Service Lubricate all hood hinges, ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service. CAUTION: When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. ... if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the RUN position, but don't start the engine. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ... and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to LOCK in each shift lever ... foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake. D The key should turn to LOCK only when the shift ... PARK (P). D To check the parking brake's holding ability: With D The key should come out only in LOCK. ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed in this part are inspections and services which should be performed ... spring and fall). You should let your dealer's service department or other qualified ...procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... Inspect the throttle system for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as needed. Replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear. Do not lubricate accelerator and cruise control cables. Engine Cooling ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... and Lubricants Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number or specification may be obtained from your dealer. ... Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid). GM OptikleenR Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515) or equivalent. GM Power Steering ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    USAGE Key Lock Cylinders Supercharger FLUID/LUBRICANT Multi-Purpose Lubricant, SuperlubeR (GM Part No. 12346241 or equivalent). Supercharger Oil (GM Part No. 12345982). See "Supercharger Oil" in the Index. USAGE Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor and Release ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-24
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Pontiac if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. 8-2 8-2 8-3 8-5 8-5 8-6 8-6 Pontiac Cares What Makes Up Pontiac ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...and elements are designed to make you realize that Pontiac recognizes you as a valuable customer, appreciates ...security, comfort and convenience. What Makes Up Pontiac Cares? D A 3 year/36,000 mile... Assistance D Roadside Assistance D Courtesy Transportation With PONTIAC CARES, you are never more than...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Pontiac. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction ... can occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following ... by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... delivery date and present mileage When contacting Pontiac, please remember that your concern will likely be... may be required to resort to this informal dispute resolution program prior to filing a court action, use ... 22203-1804 Telephone: 1-800-955-5100 This program is available in all 50 states and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Pontiac has TTY equipment available at its Customer ...800-268-6800 Customer Assistance Offices Pontiac encourages customers to call the toll-free ... for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Pontiac, the letter should be addressed to Pontiac's Customer...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... wheelchair/scooter lifts, etc.). Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program This program can also provide ...-9935. GM of Canada also has a Mobility Program. Call 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-... you are automatically enrolled in the Pontiac Roadside Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... over the phone or making arrangements to tow your vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer. We will provide the following services for 3 years/36,000 miles (... at no expense to you: D Fuel delivery D Lock-out service (identification required) D Tow to nearest dealership for warranty ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when, in Pontiac's judgement, the claims ... we're only a phone call away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance -- 1-800-ROADSIDE or 1-800-... 1-888-889-2438. Courtesy Transportation Pontiac has always exemplified quality and ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...drop the vehicle off for service, you are urged to do so as early in the work day as possible ...wait. However, if you are unable to wait Pontiac helps minimize your inconvenience by providing .... Generally it is not possible to provide a like-vehicle as a courtesy rental. Additional Program Information...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... is available only at participating dealers and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please..., alternative transportation may be available under the Courtesy Transportation Program. Please consult your dealer for details. General ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-762-2737, or write: Pontiac-GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 ...
  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on... information needed to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of your vehicle. Current and ...



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