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  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2004 Saturn L-Series Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ...1-1 Front Seats ...1-3 Rear Seats ...1-8 Safety Belts ...1-11 Child Restraints ...1-35 Air Bag Systems ...1-62 Restraint System Check ...1-72 Features and Controls ...2-1 Keys ...2-3 Doors and Locks ...2-9 Windows ...2-16 Theft-...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ... 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 How to Use This Manual SATURN and the SATURN Emblem are registered trademarks of Saturn Corporation. GM and the GM Emblem are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation.... further notice. Please keep this manual in your vehicle, so it will be there if you ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning. In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this manual you will find these notices: Notice: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle.... will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle: v
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ✍ NOTES vi
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... Seat Height Adjuster ...1-3 Six-Way Power Driver Seat ...1-4 Manual Lumbar ...1-4 Heated Seats ...1-5 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-5 Head Restraints ...1-7 Rear Seats ...1-8 Split ... ...1-25 Rear Seat Passengers ...1-25 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults ...1-33...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ...Restraint System Check ...1-72 Checking Your Restraint Systems ...1-72 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ...1-73 What Makes ... What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates? ...1-69 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-71 Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-72 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    Front Seats Manual Seats Driver Seat Height Adjuster {CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ...Way Power Driver Seat Manual Lumbar If your vehicle has this feature, the knob ...inboard side of the driver's seatback. If your vehicle has this feature, the control is located on the outboard ...knob forward or rearward to increase or decrease the lumbar support. • Move the entire seat up or down...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... to a lower temperature and to the second circle for a higher temperature. An indicator light tells you that the heating system is on. This feature will only work when the ignition is on. To adjust the seatback on a manual seat, lift the lever on the outer side of the seat and ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    On a power driver's seat, adjust the seatback by pressing the RECLINE switch forward or rearward. But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. 1-6
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... {CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if ... serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then ... your safety belt properly. Your vehicle has adjustable head restraints on the front ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    Rear Seats Split Folding Rear Seat Your vehicle is equipped with a split folding rear seat. A split folding rear seat ...Lift the lever on the corner of the seatback. If your vehicle is equipped with this feature, remove the rear center lap-shoulder belt latch. Push the release button up into the slot ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    .... The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. After raising the rear seatback, always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and ... both the safety belt label and release button are facing the front of the vehicle. Make sure the belt is not twisted. Push and pull on the...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ...the seatback or the entire seatback. To fold down the passenger's side of the seatback, pull the lever on the corner of the seatback. To lower the entire rear seatback, pull the lever on the corner of the driver's side seatback. {CAUTION: If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. ...passengers' belts are fastened properly too. Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. See Safety Belt Reminder Light on page 3-28. In most states and in ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...have been badly hurt or killed. After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter...a lot! Why Safety Belts... you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels. 1-12
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-13
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... or the instrument panel... 1-14
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    Questions and Answers About Safety Belts Q: Won't I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I'm wearing a... belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to... such good sense. A: Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... children and babies. If a child will be riding in your vehicle, see Older Children on page 1-35 or Infants... know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We'll start with the driver position. A: You may ...greatest number of serious injuries and deaths occur at speeds of less than 40 mph (65 km/h)....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here is how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat so you can sit up straight. To see how, see "Seats" in the Index. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Do not let it get twisted. The ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    5. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder belt. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you would be less likely to slide ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... of the belt is centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder. Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. 1-19
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    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 will not give nearly as much ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    Q: What's wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    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 are not as ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    Q: What's wrong with this? {CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your retailer to fix it. A: The belt is twisted across...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, below the rounding, throughout the pregnancy. 1-24
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ...buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than ...wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who are not safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And... go back all the way and start again. Rear Seat Passenger Positions (Sedan) ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    Lap-Shoulder Belt All rear seating positions have lap-shoulder belts. Here is how to wear one properly. 2. Push the latch ... out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    And you would be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even 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 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions (Wagon) To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. 1-28
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... plate to make sure it is secure. When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1. Pick up ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    And you would be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even 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 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    Center Rear Passenger Position (Wagon) To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. 1-31
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    Lap Belt To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. 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. Buckle, position and release is the same ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... If you would like to have rear shoulder belt comfort guides installed on your vehicle, contact your retailer. Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt ... and head. There is one guide available for each outside passenger position in the rear seat. To provide added ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ... be under the belt and the guide on top. 4. Buckle, position and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-25. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the extender will be long enough for you. The extender will be just for you, and just for the seat in your vehicle that you choose. Do not let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach it to the...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... in a crash. Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. 1-36
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle. If the child is sitting in the center rear seat passenger position, ... would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults on ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... child's pelvic bones in a crash. Infants and Young Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the ... every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle. 1-38
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have the protection provided by appropriate restraints. Young children ... need to use a child restraint. {CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby does not weigh much -- until a crash. ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... are purchased by the vehicle's owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a particular restraint should take into consideration not only the child's weight, height and age but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. 1-40
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... have a label saying that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. The restraint manufacturer's instructions that come with the restraint, state the weight...head weighs so much compared with the rest of its body. In a crash, an infant in a rear-facing seat settles into the restraint, so the ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... on a continuous flat surface. Make 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 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child's body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields. A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Some booster seats ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the instructions 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...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... seat as far back as it will go. It is better to secure the child restraint in a rear seat. A child in a child restraint in the center front seat can be ... seat as far back as it will go. It is better to secure the child restraint in a rear seat. Wherever you install it, be sure to secure the child ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... require the top strap always to be anchored. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint. If yours requires that the top strap ...47. Be sure to use an anchor point located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed. 1-46
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... 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 installed for the rear seating positions only. Do not secure a child restraint with a...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    Sedan Wagon The anchors are located behind the rear seat on the filler panel. In order to get to one of these brackets, you will have to open the trim cover. The trim cover is marked with the symbol for child seat top tether anchor. Anchor brackets are located on the floor in the cargo area. ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ... break. If this happens, the shade could be thrown about the vehicle in a collision or sudden maneuver. You or others ... strap to an anchor bracket, be sure to remove the cargo shade from your vehicle. See "Cargo Shade" ... injury to people and damage to your vehicle, attach only one child restraint ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...LATCH System) Your vehicle has the LATCH system. You'll find anchors (A) for all three rear seating positions. This system, designed to make installation of ... does not use the vehicle's safety belts. Instead, it uses vehicle anchors (A, B) and child restraint attachments to secure ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... position. The labels are located near the base of all three rear seating positions. {CAUTION: If a LATCH-type child restraint is..., following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in this manual. In order to use the LATCH system in your vehicle, you need a child ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... the LATCH attachments on the child restraint to the LATCH anchorages in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. If the child restraint... the LATCH attachments from the LATCH anchorages. Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position (Sedan) If your child restraint is...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 4. Pull the rest of shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-53
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position (Wagon) If your child restraint is equipped with ... the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 5. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 4. Pull the rest of shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-55
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Rear Seat Position (Wagon) If your child ...you will be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child ... when and as the instructions say. 5. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    1. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the latch plate and pulling it along the belt. 2. Put the restraint on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 1-57
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... quickly if you ever had to. 5. To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint. If you are using a...6. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt. It will...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... anchored. Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never put a rear-facing...securing a forward-facing child restraint. See Manual Seats on page 1-3. 2. Put the child restraint ...around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. {CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing child ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    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. 1-60
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle's safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... bags are designed to work with safety belts but do not replace them. Frontal air bags for the driver and right front passenger are...moderate to severe frontal and near frontal crashes. They are not designed to inflate in rollover, rear or low-speed frontal crashes, or in many side crashes. And, for ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    .... Always secure children properly in your vehicle. To read how, see the part of this manual called "Older Children" or "Infants and Young Children." They are ... to inflate in frontal, in rollover or in rear crashes. Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety belt properly ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... Are the Air Bags? The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Air Bag Readiness Light on page 3-28 for more information. The driver's frontal air bag is in the middle of ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    The right front passenger's frontal air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. If your vehicle has a side impact air bag for the driver and the person seated directly behind the driver, it is in the ceiling above the side windows. 1-65
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ...near any other air bag covering. And, because your vehicle has side impact air bags, never secure anything to the roof of your vehicle by routing the rope or tiedown through any door or window...ating air bag must be kept clear. If your vehicle has a side impact air bag for the right...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...s frontal air bags are not designed to inflate in rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts because inflation would... should have inflated simply because of the damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were. For frontal air bags, inflation is determined by the angle of the ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    ... even belted occupants can contact the inside of the vehicle. The air bag supplements the protection provided ... you in many types of collisions, including rollovers, rear impacts, and many side impacts,... or near frontal collisions, rollovers, and rear impacts, primarily because an occupant's motion ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle should get out as soon ... it is safe to do so. If you have breathing problems but can not get out of the vehicle after an...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... bag system will not be there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. 1-70
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your retailer and the Saturn Service Manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag systems. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch ...a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Torn or frayed safety belts may not .... Also look for any opened or broken air bag covers, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... will need to have LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary ...bag system parts. See the part about the air bag system earlier in this manual. {CAUTION: A crash can damage the restraint systems in your vehicle. A damaged restraint system may ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ✍ NOTES 1-74
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...30 Engine Exhaust ...2-31 Running Your Engine While You Are Parked ...2-32 Mirrors ...2-33 Manual Rearview Mirror ...2-33 Manual Rearview ...11 Lockout Protection ...2-12 Leaving Your Vehicle ...2-12 Trunk/Liftgate ...2-13 Windows ...2-16 Manual Windows ...2-17 Power Windows ...2-17 Sun Visors ...2-18 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    Section 2 Features and Controls Load Floor Storage Box ...2-42 Roof Rack System ...2-42 Cargo Cover ...2-43 Sunroof ...2-45 Storage Areas ...2-41 Glove Box ...2-41 Center Console Storage Area ...2-41 Assist Handles ...2-41 2-2
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    Keys {CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The children or others could be badly injured or even killed. Do not leave the...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...Additional keys that are needed can be made at any retail service facility provided you have the key code ..., but not in your vehicle. Have extra keys made. Your service parts department can... modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...Resynchronization" under Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-5. • If you are still having trouble, see your Saturn retailer or authorized service provider for service. Your vehicle can be programmed so that the parking lamps will flash and/or the...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... itself one minute after the ignition is turned off and the driver's door has been ...): Press the button with the horn symbol when the ignition is turned off. The horn will sound and the parking lamps ... is pressed if the vehicle is moving. V (Trunk): Theft-Deterrent System The remote keyless entry ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... the mode has been selected. If you accidentally set off the alarm when entering/exiting the vehicle, you can shut it off by pressing any button on the remote keyless entry transmitter other than the panic alarm button. If you hear three ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... is not working properly and you have to manually resynchronize, press the lock and unlock buttons at ...or unlock, depending on their starting position. If they do not, contact your retailer for service. 2. Once the transmitter is separated, use a pencil or similar object to remove the old battery. Do...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... door key to lock or unlock a front door. To manually lock or unlock the door from the inside, move the...open it. You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors are not locked....doors whenever you drive. • Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...unlock all of the doors. The unlocked door indicators on the manual door lock pins will be hidden when the doors... is open when you try to lock the doors with the remote keyless entry transmitter or the power door... immediately and when all doors are closed the remote keyless entry system will arm after...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... again: Rear Door Security Locks Your vehicle has rear door security locks that prevent passengers from... rear door. You must open the rear doors to access them. • The brake pedal is applied, a door is ... is opened and closed without the brake pedal applied while the vehicle is moving faster than 3 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    When you want to open a rear door when the security lock is on, do the following: 1. Unlock the door using the remote keyless entry transmitter, the front door power lock switch, or by lifting the rear door manual lock. 2. Open the door from the outside. To cancel the rear ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...the trunk or liftgate: • Make sure all other windows are shut. • Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed and select the control setting that will force outside air into your vehicle. See Climate Control System on page 3-17. ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...all other windows are shut. • Turn the fan on your heating or cooling system to its highest speed and select the control setting that will force outside air into your vehicle. See... liftgate will lock automatically when closed and the vehicle detects a speed greater than 3 mph (5 km). 2-...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... the bottom edge of the trunk lid. This handle will glow following exposure to light. Notice: Using the emergency trunk release handle as a tie-down or... from your retailer. This kit includes: • A modified trunk latch. • A lighted release handle. See your retailer for additional information. 2-15
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    Windows {CAUTION: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme ... from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. 2-16
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    Manual Windows On a vehicle with manual windows, use the window crank to open and close each window. Switches are located on each ... power windows can operate only when the ignition key is in the RUN or the ACC position. A rear window switch is located on each rear door. Press ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... a lock-out switch. Press the window lock switch to the left to stop rear passengers from using their window switches. The driver can ... the cover the light will automatically come on, even when the ignition is off. L: This light will come on for the theft-deterent system. Passlock® is a passive ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... the engine off. However, your Passlock® system is not working properly and must be serviced by your retailer. Your vehicle is not protected by Passlock® at ... See your retailer for service. Also, see Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-6 for more information. Starting and Operating...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...in? If it is, then turn the steering wheel left and right while you turn the key hard. Turn the key only with your ... switch will return to RUN for normal driving. OFF: This position locks your steering column in a vehicle with a manual transmission. It is a theft-deterrent feature. You will only be ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...If you do not, your engine might not perform properly. Starting Your 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....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. At temperatures above 32°F (0°C), ... three-prong extension cord rated for at least 15 amps. 4. Before starting the engine, be sure to ... area. To Use the Engine Coolant Heater 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Do not leave your ...floor shift console models as you maintain brake application. 2-23 Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic transaxle, the shift ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ... up. Notice: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage the transaxle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty....your engine is running at high speed is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly on the brake pedal, your vehicle could move very ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    ... mountain roads, but then you would also want to use your brakes off and on. Notice: Driving in SECOND (2) for more than 25 miles (40 ... can be damaged. So, if this happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when you are driving less than 35 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... but still cannot shift out of PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the ignition to OFF and remove the key. 3. Lift up and forward to disengage. 4. While maintaining brake application, pull up and hold the white lever and then move the shift lever into ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... to brake system parts. Verify that the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off before driving. If you are towing a trailer ... pedal down and pull up on the parking brake lever. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. 2-27
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the...lever all the way toward the front of your vehicle. 3. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 4. Remove the key and take it with ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...are ready to drive, move the shift lever out of PARK (P) before you release the parking brake. ... fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running... engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake is firmly set before...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... the brake pedal down but still can't shift out of PARK (P), try this: 1. Turn the key to OFF. 2. Apply and hold the brake until the end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the drive gear you want. 5. Have your...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ...Your vehicle was damaged in a collision. • Your vehicle was damaged when driving • • over high points on the road or over road debris. Repairs were not done correctly. Your vehicle or exhaust system had been modified improperly. If you ever...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Do not leave your vehicle ... are on fairly level ground, always set your parking brake and move the shift lever to PARK (P). Follow the proper...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror While you are sitting in a comfortable driving position, adjust the mirror so you can see clearly.... Pull the tab forward for daytime use; push it back for night use. Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® If your vehicle has this feature, this mirror has a lever located ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...dimming mirror automatically dims to the proper level to minimize glare from lights behind you after dark. Temperature and Compass Display Press the on/off button, located... or Celsius do the following: 1. Press and hold the on/off button for approximately four seconds until either a...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... do the following: 1. Make sure the indicator light, located to the left of the on/off button, is lit. If itମ., press and hold the on/off button for approximately six seconds until the light comes on, indicating that... six seconds until the indicator light turns off. Compass Variance Compass variance ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... and variance zone number on the following zone map. 3. Keep pressing the on/off button until the desired zone number appears in the display. ... mirror it will automatically dim to the proper level to minimize glare from lights behind you after dark. 2. Press and hold the on/off button until a zone ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... to turn the automatic dimming feature on and off. An indicator light on the bottom of the mirror face will be on when the automatic dimming ... once briefly to turn the compass on or off. When compass feature is on, the compass will show the direction the vehicle is traveling, with a maximum of two ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing. Outside Remote Control Mirror To adjust the driver's side outside mirror, ... mirror so you can see the side of your vehicle and the area beside and behind your vehicle. 2. Press and hold the COMP button for five seconds until a zone number appears ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... side of your vehicle and the area beside and behind your vehicle, while you are sitting in a comfortable driving position. Outside Heated Mirrors When you operate the rear window defogger, it also warms both outside rearview mirrors to help clear them ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... You can upgrade or extend your OnStar® service plan to meet your needs. OnStar®..., information and convenience services. A complete OnStar® user's guide and the terms and ... Deployment • Emergency Services • Roadside Assistance • Stolen Vehicle Assistance • AccidentAssist • Remote Door ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... Leisure Plan • All Directions and Connections Plan services • Personal Concierge Storage Areas Glove Box ..., you have a safer way to stay connected while driving. It's a hands-free wireless phone ... door and both rear doors can be used when getting in and out of your vehicle. The assist handle ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... wagon models have a load floor storage box, which is located in the rear of the vehicle. This storage space is designed to hold small items. CAUTION: ... on the luggage carrier that weighs more than 100 lbs. (45 kg) or hangs over the rear or sides of the vehicle may damage your vehicle. Load cargo ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-34. To prevent damage or loss of cargo as you're driving, ...fastened. Cargo Cover Wagon models are equipped with a rear compartment cargo shade. The cargo shade will help to hide valuables placed in the rear compartment of your vehicle. Here's how to use the cargo ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... be injured. If you remove the shade, always store it outside of the vehicle. When you put ...t secure. 2. Grasp the shade on the driver’s side of the vehicle and move it toward the passenger’s side.... 3. Lift up the end of the shade on the driver’s side of the vehicle and remove the cargo shade...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    Sunroof If your vehicle has this feature, the switch will be located above your rearview mirror. Your ignition key must be in ... when the sunroof is closed, press and hold the TILT portion of the switch. The rear of the sunroof will be raised to provide ventilation. To close the sunroof from the vent ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ✍ NOTES 2-46
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...38 Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light ...3-39 Low Washer Fluid Warning Light ...3-39 Trunk Ajar Light ...3-39 Service Vehicle Soon Light ...3-39 Fuel Gage ...3-40 Low Fuel Warning Light ...3-40 Audio System(s) ...3-41 Setting the Time ...3-41...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Instrument Panel Overview 3-2
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... on page 3-15. I. Hazard Warning Flasher Button. See Hazard Warning Flashers on page 3-4. J. Traction Control. See Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light on page 3-32. K. Audio System. See Audio System(s) on page 3-41. L. Trunk Release Button/Dimmer Switch. See Trunk/Liftgate on page 2-13 /...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... not in. Press the button to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Press the button again to turn the flashers off. ... hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. 3-4
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ...the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle. To tilt the wheel, hold the wheel and pull ...allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can raise it to the highest level to ...legs more room when you exit and enter the vehicle. The lever that allows you to tilt the steering wheel...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ...-Pass Feature To signal a lane change, raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete the lane change. The lever ... other drivers won't see your turn signal. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If the arrows do not go on at all ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... mode. AUTO mode will turn the exterior lamps on and off depending upon how much light is available outside of the vehicle. ; (Parking Lamps): Turn ... previously listed lamps and lights. Lamps On Reminder If you open the driver's door with the ignition off and the lamps ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    Windshield Wiper Lever 9: &: Put the lever in this position to turn off the wipers. Put the lever in this position to set a delay between wipes. Turn the band on the lever to set the length of the delay (1, 2, or 3). OO: Put the lever in this position for slow, steady wiping cycles. OOOO: Put ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...lever to operate the rear wiper/washer. 9: Z: Put the band in this position to turn off the rear wiper. Put the band in this position to turn on the rear .... Release the band when enough fluid has been sprayed on the window. The rear wiper will stay on until you turn the band to OFF. =(Wash): 3-9
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... does not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km/h). If you apply your brakes, the cruise control will shut off. {CAUTION: Cruise control can be dangerous where you can not drive safely at a steady speed. So, do not use your cruise ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, disengages the cruise control. But ... until you want to use cruise control. 1. Press the cruise on/off button. The indicator light will come on. 2. Get up to the speed you want. 3. Press the ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... you take your foot off the pedal, your vehicle will slow down to the cruise control speed you set earlier....the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down. Applying the brake or shifting into a lower gear will ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...cruise control session, step lightly on the brake pedal. Stepping on the brake will end the current cruise ...you turn off the cruise control or the ignition, your cruise control set speed memory... is not in PARK (P), the light sensor determines it is daytime, and the parking brake is released. Exterior...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... instrument panel above the radio. The system may also turn on the headlamps when driving through a parking garage... lamps on or off. When using fog lamps, the parking lamps or low-beam headlamps must be on. A light on the button will come on when the fog lamps are actually on. Fog lamps will go off ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ..., the lamps inside your vehicle will come on when any door is opened. In addition, the light will come on when the remote keyless entry unlock button is pressed. It.... Turn the thumbwheel up to brighten the lights or down to dim them. Map Lamps Your vehicle may have map lamps ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... could result in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a problem, see your ... equipment to your vehicle may damage it or keep other components from working as they should. The repairs ...a cellular phone or CB radio. The accessory power outlets are located in the front and rear of the center ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... out by itself. Notice: Holding a cigarette lighter in while it is heating will not allow the lighter to back ... Do not hold a cigarette lighter in while it is heating. To remove the ashtray, lift it straight up. ... ignite them and possibly damage your vehicle. Never put flammable items in the ashtray....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...air inside your vehicle more quickly. Press this button to turn the recirculation mode on or off. When the button is pressed, an indicator light above the button will come on to let you know that it is activated. The air-conditioning compressor comes on. The ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... to turn the air-conditioning system on or off. When A/C is pressed, an indicator light above the button will come ... vehicle has cooled, turn the recirculation mode off. The air-conditioning system removes ... dripping underneath your vehicle while idling or after turning off the engine. This is normal....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... and ventilation in your vehicle automatically. < REAR: Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light above the button will come on to let your know that the rear window defogger is activated. Be sure to clear as much ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... inlet may automatically switch to recirculate inside air to help quickly cool down your vehicle. The light on the button will illuminate in recirculation. 2. Set the temperature. To find your comfort setting, start with a 71°F (22°C) temperature setting...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    Manual Operation You may manually adjust the air delivery mode or fan speed. OFF: Press this button to turn off the... knob is on AUTO the system will automatically control the fan speed. MODE: Press this button to manually change the direction of the airflow in your vehicle; keep pressing the button ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...rear window.
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...type of filter to use, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-13. To change the passenger ...Peel back the hood weatherstrip from the passenger's side of the vehicle halfway to center. Operation Tips • Clear ...into your vehicle. • Use of non-GM approved hood deflectors may adversely...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to your warning lights and gages could also save ... work together to let you know when there's a problem with your vehicle. When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on when you are driving, or when one ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    Instrument Panel Cluster The instrument cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how the vehicle is running. You will know how fast you are going, about how much fuel you have used, and many other things you will need to know to drive safely and economically. 3-26
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and... button for about two seconds. The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). Notice: ... engine with the tachometer in the shaded warning area, your vehicle could be damaged, and the damages would not...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes ...air bag readiness light stays on after you start the vehicle or comes on when you are driving, your air ... system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. 3-28
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... yourself or others, have your vehicle serviced right away if the air bag readiness light stays on after you ... functioning properly. If this light comes on while you are driving, be sure to turn off accessories such as the radio and climate control system. Have your vehicle serviced right away. 3-29
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... working well. If the brake system warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have your...fully released, it means you have a brake problem. The BRAKE light will also come on to indicate ...ready to warn you if there's a problem. When the ignition is on, the BRAKE light will come on when you set ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ...4. Then restart the engine. If the light remains on after resetting the system or comes on again while driving, your vehicle needs service. If the ABS light is on, but the regular brake system warning light is not on, you do not have anti-...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... for a few seconds when you start your vehicle. If it does not, have your vehicle serviced. If this happens you should pull over and turn off the engine as soon as possible... This light will also come on when starting your vehicle. If it doesn't, have your vehicle serviced. 3-32
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ..., stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. If this light comes on... low. If the light is on along with an overheat warning, you may have a serious overheating problem. ... Coolant on page 5-23 for information on what to do. Your vehicle should be serviced as soon as possible. 3-33
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    Malfunction Indicator Lamp Service Engine Soon Light Your vehicle is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and ...helping to produce a cleaner environment. The SERVICE ENGINE SOON light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...emission control system on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. If the light continues to ... and see your retailer for service as soon as possible. If the Light Is On Steady You may be... been detected on your vehicle. Diagnosis and service may be required. If the Light Is Flashing The...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ...to know in order to help your vehicle pass an inspection: Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the SERVICE ENGINE SOON light is on or not working properly. Your vehicle will not pass this inspection if the OBD (on-board diagnostic)...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... pressure problem, this light will stay on after you start your engine, or come on when you are driving. ... vehicle serviced. Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance may damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    Change Engine Oil Light If this light comes on and stays on, it means that service is required for your vehicle. Reduced Engine Power Light This light will come on briefly when you start the engine. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 Engine Oil on page 5-16 for more ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...the trunk or liftgate open. See Daytime Running Lamps under Exterior Lamps on page 3-13 for further information. Service Vehicle Soon Light This light will come on if you have certain non-emission related vehicle problems. Low Washer Fluid Warning...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    .... Here are four things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: • At the service station, the fuel pump shuts off before the gage reads full. This light also comes on when the fuel tank is low on fuel. ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... any sound equipment to your vehicle, like a tape player, CB radio, mobile telephone, or...or hand cleaner on the radio, will soften the paint, and the paint will eventually begin to peel. Repairs will not be ... lotion, or hand cleaner on the radio. If you do, wipe the lotion or cleaner off immediately. ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... next station. Press this button again to stop scanning. Playing the Radio ON (Power): Push this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL (Volume): Turn... knob to switch the display between the radio station frequency and the time. When the ignition is off, press this knob to display the...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press AM FM to select FM1,... has been disconnected or a radio fuse has been removed, the preset stations and ... will begin to search the current band. The radio will store the stations, starting from the lowest frequency, to each ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    Cancelling Automatic Set The radio retains the previously stored stations so they can be recalled...use. FADE: To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, turn the ring around the VOL knob.... the Tone (Bass/Treble) BASS: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Turn the knob to increase or ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ...TUNE Q: Press the up or down arrow to select radio stations. R SEEK Q: Press the up or down .... Playing the Radio PUSH ON (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL.... Time display is available with the ignition turned off. The radio will scan only to stations that are in the selected...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... has been disconnected or a radio fuse has been removed, the preset stations and ...SET (Automatic Set): Press this button to have the radio automatically select the first 12 strongest... will begin to search the current band. The radio will store the stations, starting from the lowest frequency, to each...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... off. If you turn off the ignition or radio with a CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or radio, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected... difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ...sequential, order. RDM will appear on the display. Press RDM again to turn off random play. 6 RPT (Repeat): Press this pushbutton to hear a .... The current track will continue to repeat. Press RPT again to turn off repeat play. Q TUNE SEEK R: Press the up arrow to go to the start of the current or of...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. CD Messages If ERR appears on...and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be ... displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your retailer when reporting the problem. 3-49
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...CD Playing the Radio PUSH ON (Power): Press this knob to turn the system on and off. VOL ...between the radio station frequency and the time. Time display is available with the ignition turned off....you hear a beep. SCAN will appear on the display. The radio will go to a station, play for a few seconds,...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... has been disconnected or a radio fuse has been removed, the preset stations and ...SET (Automatic Set): Press this button to have the radio automatically select the first 12 strongest... will begin to search the current band. The radio will store the stations, starting from the lowest frequency, to each...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...AUTO TONE controls just as you do for the radio. The tape symbol will appear on the display and ...tape is playing. If you turn off the ignition or radio with a tape in the player, it will stay in the player....overall performance. To return the bass and treble to the manual mode, press either arrow until...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... pushbutton to go to the next selection on the tape. The radio will play while the tape advances. 3 SIDE: Press .... Press it again to return to playing speed. The radio will play while the tape rewinds. Q FF (... of the cassette tape slot, to eject a tape. Eject may be activated with the radio off. 3-53
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ... off. If you turn off the ignition or radio with a CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or radio, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last ...be corrected, contact your retailer. If your radio displays an error message, write it down and...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...or difficulty in loading and ejecting. If these problems occur try a known good CD. Do...will appear on the display. Press RDM again to turn off random play. When in random play, press the ... playing. AM FM: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing. The inactive CD will remain safely...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...a CD. Eject may be activated with either the ignition or radio off. If you eject a CD, ... CD Player If you turn off the ignition or radio with a CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When you turn on the ignition or radio, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... select an equalization setting for your CD, it will be activated each time you play a CD. If the radio is on or off, the CD will begin to play automatically. To load ... CDs are loaded or load is stopped by pressing any other radio button. You can cancel the loading or the ejecting ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... It is very humid. If so, wait about an hour and try again. • There may have been a problem while burning the CD. • The label may be caught in the CD .... If your radio displays an error message, write it down and provide it to your retailer when reporting the problem. 3-58
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... will illuminate. If the light does not illuminate, the batteries may need to be replaced. See ... in the display above the video screen. The headphones will shut off automatically to save the battery power if the DVD system is shut off or if the headphones are out of range of the transmitters for more...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...: 1. Slide open the battery door located on the left side of the headphones. 2. Replace the two AAA batteries in the compartment. Make sure that they are ... or cables may be required to connect the auxiliary device to the RCA jacks. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for proper usage. 3-60
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... by pressing the AM FM button, or listen to XM™ Satellite Radio Service (if equipped) or CD, by pressing the AUX button, ... by pressing the AM FM button, or listen to XM™ Satellite Radio Service (if equipped) or CD, by pressing the AUX button, through the front speakers. Audio Output Only one ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...a DVD is playing and the screen is raised to its locked position, the screen will shut off, but the DVD will continue to play through the previously selected... buttons on the remote control. See "Remote Control" later in this section for more information. The DVD radio works while the ignition is ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... automatically start. If a disc is already in the radio, press the play/pause button on the remote control to start playing the disc. Vehicle speaker volume, ... to switch between playing a CD or listening to XM™ Satellite Radio Service (if equipped) when a CD is playing. Z (Eject/...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...control. Notice: Storing the remote control in a hot area or in direct sunlight may damage it, and the repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Keep the remote control stored in... the disc. If a disc is ejected from the radio, but not removed, the radio will reload the disc after a ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    Remote Control Buttons z (Set-up Menu): Press this button to adjust the color, tint, ... Press this button to turn the DVD player on and off. v (Title): Press this button to return the DVD to ... Track/Chapter): Press this button to return to the start of the current track or chapter. Press this button ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...for each disc. | (Camera Angle): P (Illumination): Press this button to turn the remote control backlight on. The backlight will time out after about 7 to 10 seconds if no other button is pressed while the backlight is on. { (Subtitle): Press this button to turn on subtitles and to move...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... is playing the copyright information or the previews. Battery Replacement To change the remote control batteries, do the following: 1. Remove the battery compartment door located on the bottom of the remote control. 2. Replace the two AA batteries in the compartment...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...AUX button is pressed on the remote control or the eject, RSE, or AUX button is pressed on the radio. RSE...-way radios, mobile fax, or walkie talkies. It may be necessary to turn off the DVD... a Region Code 1. The disc will be automatically ejected from the radio. • If the disc is not properly loaded...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...Radio with Cassette and CD and the Radio with Cassette and Six-Disc CD have ... unlock the radio with the secret code before it will operate. Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature The instructions ... place separate from the vehicle. 2. Turn the ignition to RUN. 3. Turn the radio off. 4. Press the 5 and...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... show an error message and all radio functions will continue to be disabled. If appears... to obtain the factory programmed code that is assigned to the radio to reset the system. If you forget... is accidentally activated with an unknown code, or if the radio is in the locked mode, contact your retailer...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... show an error message and all radio functions will continue to be disabled. If appears... to obtain the factory programmed code that is assigned to the radio to reset the system. If you forget... is accidentally activated with an unknown code, or if the radio is in the locked mode, contact your retailer...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... regularly after every 30 hours of use. The radio may display CLEAN to indicate that the tape player ... still play tapes, but it should be cleaned as soon as possible to prevent damage to the tapes and .... Always make sure the cassette tape is in good condition before the tape player is serviced. 3-72
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...If the mast should ever become slightly bent, straighten it out by hand. If the mast is badly bent, replace it. Check occasionally to make sure the mast is still tightened to the rear quarter panel. Care of Your CD and DVD Player The use of CD lens cleaners for ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ✍ NOTES 3-74
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... Road, and Your Vehicle ...4-2 Defensive Driving ...4-2 Drunken Driving ...4-2 Control of a Vehicle ...4-5 Braking ...4-6 Traction Control System (TCS) ...4-9 Steering ...4-10 Off-Road Recovery ...4-12 Passing ...4-13 Loss of Control ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... the best defensive driving maneuver, in both city and rural driving. You never know when the vehicle in front of you is going to brake or turn suddenly. Defensive driving requires that a driver concentrate on the driving task. Anything that distracts from ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what if people ... each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... quickly the person drinks them. But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of 0.10 ...No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I will be careful" is not the right answer....collision. There is something else about drinking and driving that many people do not know....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Sometimes, as when you are driving on snow or ice, it is easy...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... is pavement or gravel); the condition of the road (wet, dry, icy); tire tread; the condition of your brakes; the weight of the vehicle and the amount of brake force applied...longer brake life. If your engine ever stops while you are driving, brake normally but do not pump your brakes...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... and you may even notice that your brake pedal moves a little. This is normal. If there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light on page 3-31. Let us say the road is wet and you ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    .... This can help you steer around the obstacle while braking hard. Remember: Anti-lock does not ... will not have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops. Always leave enough ..., your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. 4-8
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... under Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-6. This light should come on briefly when you start the engine. If it stays on or comes on while you are driving, there’s a problem with your traction control system. See Traction Control System (TCS) ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... important to take curves at a reasonable speed. The traction control system warning light will come on and stay...press the button, the warning light will come on - but the system won't turn off right away....again. The traction control system warning light should go off. A lot of the "driver lost ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking - if you can stop in time. But sometimes ...lock, not enough to lock your wheels. See Braking on page 4-6. It is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    Off-Road Recovery You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while you're driving. An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially dangerous move,...Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to pass while you are awaiting an opportunity. .... Time your move so you will be increasing speed as the time comes to move into the other lane...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... Control Let us review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) do not have enough friction where the tires meet the... Do not overtake a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. Even though the brake lamps are not flashing,...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... surfaces because stopping distance will be longer and vehicle control more limited. While driving on a surface with reduced traction, try your best to avoid sudden...or braking (including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear). Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ... up a film caused by dust. Dirty glass makes lights dazzle and flash more than clean glass would, ... it. • Slow down, especially on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. • In remote areas, watch for animals. • If you are tired, pull off the road in a safe ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads And, if your tires do not have much ...go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface may get wet suddenly ... of rubber start to separate from the inserts. Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can not stop,...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...driving through a large puddle of water or a car wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Driving too fast through large water puddles or even ...through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... happen often. But it can if your tires do not have much tread or... try to drive through flowing water, as you might at a low water crossing, your vehicle .... Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you can not avoid deep puddles or standing water, drive ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... room ahead, and be prepared to have your view restricted by road spray. • Have good tires with proper tread depth. See Tires on page 5-54. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You will want to watch out for what ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... time and energy. See Freeway Driving on page 4-21. • Treat a green light as a warning signal. A ... is busy enough to need it. When a light turns green, and just before you start to move, check both ways for vehicles that have not cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. Mile for ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ...: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are ... you are on the freeway, adjust your speed to the posted limit or to the prevailing rate if it is slower. Stay in... your sense of motion. After driving for any distance at higher speeds, you may tend to...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... clothing and shoes you can easily drive in. Is your vehicle ready for a long trip? If you keep it serviced and maintained, it is ready...service, have it done before starting out. Of course, you will find experienced and able service experts at Saturn retailers all across North America. They will be ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...frequently. • If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both....enjoyable. • Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope. You would ... see highway signs on mountains that warn of special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-...{CAUTION: Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL (N) or with the ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: • Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. •... emergency supplies in your trunk. Also see Tires on page 5-54. Include an ice scraper, a...reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ...(If you do have anti-lock, see Braking on page 4-6. This system improves your vehicle's stability...slippery road.) Whether you have the anti-lock braking system or not, you will want to begin stopping ...than you would on dry pavement. Without anti-lock brakes, if you feel your vehicle begin to slide, ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ..., unless you have anti-lock, if you brake so hard that your wheels stop rolling, you...steer. If You Are Caught in a Blizzard • Whatever your braking system, allow greater following distance on any...you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you are actually on the ice, and avoid sudden ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... not collect there. Open a window just a little on the side of the vehicle that is away from the wind. This will help keep CO out. Run ... battery to restart the vehicle, and possibly for signaling later on with your headlamps. Let the heater run for a while. You can run the engine to keep warm, but ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat....comes. {CAUTION: If you let your tires spin at high speed, they can explode, and you...Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels too fast while shifting your...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... as possible. Release the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transaxle is in gear. By slowly spinning your wheels ... a recovery hook. The recovery hook is provided at the rear of your vehicle. It can only be used for pulling your vehicle ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Towing Towing Your Vehicle Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your disabled vehicle towed. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-6. If you want to tow your vehicle behind another vehicle for recreational purposes (such as behind a ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ...on the underhood fuse block and store the two fuses in a safe place. Notice: Towing your vehicle from the rear could damage it. Also, repairs would not be covered by the warranty. Never have your vehicle towed from the rear. 4-33
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... your vehicle using a dolly, follow these steps: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK (P). 3. Set the parking brake and remove the key. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a clamping device designed for ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... label, Example 1, the label is attached to the center pillar, near the driver's door latch. If your vehicle has the Tire-Loading Information label, Example 2, the label is on the rear edge of the driver's door. 4-35
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... vehicle will be towing a trailer, the load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. If your vehicle can tow a trailer, ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    Example 1 Example 2 Loading Your Vehicle Item A B C Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 1= Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 ... lbs (136 kg) 700 lbs (317 kg) Item A B C Loading Your Vehicle Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...= Total 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 0 lbs (0 kg) The Certification label is found on the rear edge of the driver's door. It tells you the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). 4-38
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    .... Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. If you do have...the life of your vehicle. Notice: Overloading your vehicle may cause damage. Repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Do not overload your vehicle. If you put things...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... seriously injured. You may also damage your vehicle; the resulting repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Pull a trailer only if you have .... Load-pulling components such as the engine, transaxle, rear axle, wheel assemblies and tires are forced to work harder against the ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... and other parts of your vehicle wear in at the heavier loads. • Obey speed limit restrictions when... trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Saturn Customer Assistance Center 100 Saturn... Hill, TN 37174-1500 In Canada, write to: Saturn Customer Communication Centre General Motors of...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...them right simply by moving some items around in the trailer. Total Weight on Your Vehicle's Tires Be sure your vehicle's tires are inflated to...the upper limit for cold tires. You will find these numbers on the Tire-Loading Information label, See Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-34. Then be sure...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    .... And, never allow safety chains to drag on the ground. • The rear bumper on your vehicle is not intended for hitches. Do not attach ... you do, both brake systems will not work well, or at all. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll be able to install, adjust...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep in mind that the vehicle you are driving is now a good...safety chains, electrical connector, lamps, tires and mirror adjustment. If the trailer has electric brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... load. 4. Reapply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking brake and shift into PARK (P). 5. Release the regular brakes. Driving on Grades Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before you start down a long or steep downgrade. If you do...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ...regular brakes and hold the pedal down while you: Maintenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service more often when you're pulling ...ll), engine oil, axle lubricant, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Battery ...5-39 Jump Starting ...5-40 Bulb Replacement ...5-46 Halogen Bulbs ...5-... Quality Grading ...5-65 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-67 Wheel Replacement ...5-67 5-1 Service ...5-3 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-4 Adding Equipment to the Outside ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Chemical Paint Spotting ...5-88 Vehicle Care/Appearance ... Identification ...5-90 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ...5-90 Service Parts Identification ... ...5-70 Compact Spare Tire ...5-81 Appearance Care ...5-82 Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle ...5-82 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    Service Your Saturn retailer knows your vehicle best and wants you to be happy with... your retailer for all your service needs. You will get genuine Saturn parts and Saturn-trained and supported service people. We hope you will want to keep your Saturn vehicle all Saturn. Genuine Saturn parts have one...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... some of your own service work, you will want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to service your vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-10. Your vehicle has an air bag ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    .... A little pinging noise when you accelerate or drive uphill is considered normal. This does not indicate a problem exists or that a ...-octane fuel and hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. Fuel Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper maintenance of your vehicle. 5-5
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... label on the pump. California Fuel If your vehicle is certified to meet California Emission ... test. If this occurs, return to your authorized Saturn retailer for diagnosis. If it is determined that the condition is caused by the type of fuel used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty. ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Saturn retailer for service. Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan on driving in another country outside the United States or Canada, the proper fuel ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ...To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off your engine when you are refueling. ... a hinged door on the passenger's side of your vehicle. It is tethered to the door to prevent loss while refueling. Make sure that water,...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... fuel from painted surfaces as soon as possible. See Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle on page 5-85. ... may cause your malfunction indicator lamp to light and may damage your fuel tank...Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...: 1. Pull the handle located inside the vehicle. {CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even ...: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like fuel, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... put the hood prop into the slot in the hood. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and lift up on the secondary hood release lever. Before closing ... are on properly. Then lift the hood to relieve pressure on the hood prop. Remove the hood prop from the slot in the hood and return the prop to its ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 2.2L L4 (L61) engine, you'll see the following: 5-12
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    .... D. Power Steering Fluid. See Power Steering Fluid on page 5-34 for more information. E. Brake Master Cylinder Fluid. See Brakes on page 5-36 for more information. F. Battery. See Battery on page 5-39 for more information. G. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank. See ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    When you open the hood on the 3.0L V6 (L81) engine, you'll see the following: 5-14
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... information. C. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine Oil on page 5-16 for more information. D. Brake Master Cylinder Fluid. See Brakes on page 5-36 for more information. E. Power Steering Fluid. See Power Steering Fluid on page 5-34 for more information....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick ... 5-12 for the location of the engine oil dipstick Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes ... cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. Be sure to add enough oil to put the level somewhere in the proper operating range. Push the dipstick all the way back in when you are through. What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Look for two things: • ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...5W-30 As shown in the viscosity chart, SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle. However, if it is going to be 0°F (-18°C) or above and SAE 5W-30 ... synthetic oil or an SAE 0W-30 oil. Both will provide easier cold starting and better protection for your engine at extremely low temperatures. Engine Oil ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ...time the system must be reset. Your retailer has trained service people who will perform this work using genuine Saturn parts and reset the system. It is also important to check ... up to 30 seconds or until the ignition is turned off. If the light comes on again and stays on for 30...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. Engine Air .../Filter To inspect the air cleaner/filter, remove the filter from the vehicle and lightly shake filter to release loose dust and ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...and the engine backfires, you could be burned. Do not drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air ... have the air cleaner/filter in place when you are driving. If you want to replace the engine air cleaner/filter yourself, use the following steps. 1. Remove the hose clamp ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...air cleaner/filter box cover out and remove the air filter element from the air filter box. If the element is dirty, you should replace it. If the element is only dusty, it may be ...cuts and deterioration. The air inlet tube must be replaced if it is damaged. 5. Install the air filter element...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ...A transaxle fluid leak is the only reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to retailer's service department and have it repaired as soon as possible. You may also have your fluid level checked by your retailer or service center...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost would not be covered by 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 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...CAUTION: Turning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding liquids to ... you badly. Never turn the surge tank pressure cap - even a little - when the engine and radiator are hot. The vehicle must be on a level surface. When your engine is cold, ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... replace your coolant surge tank pressure cap, a Saturn cap is required. {CAUTION: You can be ... coolant temperature gage and a coolant temperature warning light on your vehicle's instrument panel. See Engine ... 3-33 and Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light on page 3-32. You will also find a low...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...of the vehicle until the engine is cool. Notice: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. 5-27
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...overheat warning, along with a low coolant light, can indicate a serious problem. See Low Coolant Warning ...with no low coolant light, but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the ...may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. Climb a long hill ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... see: {CAUTION: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, ... tank is boiling, do not do anything else until it cools down. The vehicle should be parked on a level surface. A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... cause an engine fire, and you could be burned. Get any leak fixed before you drive the vehicle. The coolant ... engine is overheating, both fans should be running. If they are not, your vehicle needs service. Turn off the engine. Notice: Engine damage from running your engine without coolant is not ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank Notice: This vehicle has a specific coolant fill procedure. Failure ... severely damaged. If you have not found a problem yet, check to see if coolant is visible... pressure cap - even a little - they can come out at high speed. CAUTION: (Continued) 5-31
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...be burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL® coolant. Notice: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the proper coolant mixture. {CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ..., including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap ... slowly, and remove it. 4. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location. Power Steering Fluid How to ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield or rear window (wagon models) washer fluid be sure to read the instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing, use a...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...you get new brake linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake ... brake fluid falls to a low level, your brake warning light will come on. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-30. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ..., in your brake system can damage brake system parts so badly that they will have to be replaced. Do not let someone put ..., the paint finish can be damaged. Be careful not to spill brake fluid on your vehicle. If you do, wash it off immediately. See Appearance Care on page 5-82. {CAUTION: With the...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... tires are rotated, inspect brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel nuts in the proper sequence to Saturn torque specifications. Brake linings should ...wear warning sound, have your vehicle serviced. Notice: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... ones put in - be sure you get new approved Saturn replacement parts. If you do not, your brakes may no longer work properly. For... linings that are wrong for your vehicle, the balance between your front and rear brakes can change - for the worse. The braking performance you have ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    Vehicle Storage If you are not going to drive your vehicle for 25 days or more, remove the black, negative (−) cable from the battery.... for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt. Contact your Saturn retailer to learn how to prepare your vehicle for longer storage periods. Also, for ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... parking brake firmly on both vehicles involved in the jump start procedure. Put an automatic transaxle in PARK (P) or a manual transaxle in NEUTRAL before setting the ... your warranty. Always turn off your radio and other accessories when jump starting your vehicle. 3. Turn off ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ...the positive (+) and negative (−) terminal locations on each vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12.... Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You... help immediately. {CAUTION: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ...know. Positive (+) will go to positive (+) or to a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. Negative ...unpainted metal engine part or to a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle has one. Do ... of the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. The positive...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. Do ...goes to a heavy, unpainted metal part or to a remote negative (−) terminal on the vehicle with the dead battery. 8. Now... of the good battery. Use a remote negative (−) terminal if the vehicle has one. 9. Connect...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...that had the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Notice: If the jumper cables are removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Remove the jumper cables in the ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... with the good battery. 4. Disconnect the red positive (+) cable from the other vehicle. 5. Return the terminal cover to its original position. Bulb Replacement For the type of bulb to use, see Replacement Bulbs on page 5-52. For any bulb ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps 1. Open the hood and secure it with the prop rod. 4. Remove fasteners from headlamp assembly. 2. Remove push-pin fasteners from grill assembly. 3. Tilt grill assembly forward and lift it up to remove it from the body of the vehicle. 5-47
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... housing from headlamp housing pocket. 6. Turn the bulb socket being replaced counterclockwise one-quarter of a turn while pressing the socket in firmly. Pull the ... the lock tab and pulling it away from the plastic base. 8. Remove the bulb assembly and replace it with the appropriate bulb. 5-48
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Sedan) 1. Remove the center high mounted stop lamp ... one-quarter of a turn and remove the bulb. 3. Replace it with the appropriate bulb. 1. Reach up ... it away from the plastic base. 3. Remove the bulb assembly and replace it with the appropriate bulb. 5-49
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... and Back-up Lamps (Sedan) 1. Open the liftgate. 2. Remove the center high mounted stop lamp cover by pulling down on the cover edges. 3. Turn the bulb socket being replaced counterclockwise one-quarter of a turn and remove the bulb. 4. Replace it with the appropriate bulb. 1. Open the trunk. 2....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    3. Remove fasteners from backside of taillamp housing. 4. Remove taillamp housing from body of vehicle. 5. Turn the bulb socket being replaced counterclockwise one-quarter of a turn while pressing the socket in firmly. Pull the socket...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ... Park/Turn Lamps Front Side Markert Lamps Stop/Taillamps Rear Turn Lamps Back-up Lamps CHMSL Fog Lamps ... 880L12450143 1. Open the liftgate. 2. Remove the interior access trim panel. 3. Turn the bulb socket being replaced counterclockwise one-quarter of a turn while pressing the socket in firmly. ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... 6-4 for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways.... type and length, see Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-13. Hereମ. pattern. The blades are more accessible for removal/replacement while in this position. 3. Pull the windshield wiper ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your GM Warranty booklet ... For additional information refer to the tire manufacturer's booklet included with your vehicle's Owner's Manual. CAUTION: (Continued) • Underinflated tires pose the same danger as...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...ne a particular tire’s width, height, aspect ratio, construction type and service description. See the “Tire Size” illustration later in this section...(B) Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec): Original equipment tires designed to GM’s specific tire performance...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...: Maximum load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. For more information on recommended tire pressure see Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-61 and Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-34. Compact Spare Tire Example 5-56
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...3,000 miles (5 000 km) and should not be driven at speeds over 65 mph (105 km/h). The compact spare tire is for emergency use when a ...can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-81 and Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-34. (E) ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set by the U. S. Tire and Rim Association. (F) Service Description: These characters represent the load range and the speed rating of a tire. The load range represents the load carrying capacity a tire ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... axle, see Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-34. GAWR RR: Gross Axle Weight Rating for the rear axle, see Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-34. Intended Outboard Sidewall... one psi. Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire: A tire used on light duty trucks and some multipurpose passenger vehicles. 5-59
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...air pressure is molded onto the sidewall. Maximum Load Rating: The load rating for a tire at the maximum permissible inflation pressure for that tire. Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight: The ... of the tire. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: A tire used on passenger cars and some light duty trucks and ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...s traction, temperature and treadwear. Ratings are determined by tire manufacturers using government testing ...: A label permanently attached to a vehicle showing the original equipment tire size and recommended... Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-34, for the location of your vehicle’s tire and loading...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...a month or more. Don't forget your compact spare tire. It should be at 60 psi (420 kPa)....to 13 000 km). Any time you notice unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment....or wheels. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-64 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-67 for ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...use the correct rotation pattern shown here. Don't include the compact spare tire in your tire rotation. If you are towing your Saturn vehicle with all four wheels on the ground, the transaxle and tire maintenance should be scheduled ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...tires that are designed to give proper endurance, handling, speed rating, load range, traction, ride and other things during normal service on your vehicle. If your tires have an all-season tread design, the TPC number will be followed by...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... {CAUTION: Mixing tires could cause you to lose control while driving. If you mix tires of different sizes or types (radial and bias-belted...12 inches (25 to 30 cm), or to some limited-production tires. While the tires available on Saturn passenger cars and light trucks may vary with respect to these...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled ...cantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road ...tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... need to replace any of your wheels or wheel bolts, replace them only with new Saturn original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the right wheel and wheel bolts for your Saturn. {CAUTION: Using the wrong replacement wheels or wheel bolts on your vehicle can be dangerous. It ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... crash. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new Saturn original equipment wheel.... can cause damage to the brakes, suspension or other vehicle parts. The area damaged by the tire chains ...Follow that manufacturer's instructions. To help avoid damage to your vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ..., and then gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A rear blowout, particularly on ...a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. Get the vehicle under control ...still steer. Gently brake to a stop, well off the road if possible. {CAUTION: Lifting a vehicle and...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... be even more certain the vehicle won't move, you should put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be ... end of the vehicle. {CAUTION: Changing a tire can be dangerous. The vehicle can slip off the jack and roll over or fall ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools (Sedan) The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. The equipment ...the trunk. 1. Open the jack access door on the left side panel of the trunk. 2. Remove the nut that holds the jack in place and remove the jack together with the ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...place the plastic hook in the lip of the trunk. 4. Remove the nut that holds down the spare tire. 5. Remove the compact spare tire. See Compact Spare Tire on ...7. Fold out the socket portion of the wrench from the handle. Removing the Spare Tire and Tools (Wagon) The equipment you'll...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ...socket portion of the wrench from the handle. 1. Lift up the spare tire cover by the handle. Fold the side... to the liftgate with the hook provided. 2. Remove the nut that holds down the spare tire. 3. Remove the compact.... See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-81 4. Remove the wing-bolt that holds the jack...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...wrench and tighten them with the wheel wrench an additional one-quarter of a turn. Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Use the wheel wrench to loosen all the wheel nuts. Don't remove them yet. 2. The jack has a bolt head ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    .... Notice: Make sure that the jack lift head is in the correct position or you may damage your vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. 5. Put the compact spare tire near you. 5-75
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... turning the jack handle clockwise. Raise the vehicle far enough off the ground so there is enough room for the compact spare tire to fit underneath the wheel well. 7. Remove all of the wheel nuts. 8. Take off the tire and wheel. Rust or dirt on the...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... do, the wheel bolts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 10. Place the compact spare tire on the wheel-mounting surface. 11. Reinstall the wheel nuts. Tighten each nut by hand until the wheel is held against ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ...wheel cover in the trunk until you have the flat tire repaired or replaced. Notice: Wheel covers will not fit on your compact spare. If you try to put ...bolts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new Saturn original equipment wheel bolts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have the bolts ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools {CAUTION: Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. Sedan 5-79
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. See the storage instructions label to replace... of the trunk for sedans or the spare tire compartment for wagons and secure as shown on the jacking instruction label located in the...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... After installing the compact spare tire on your vehicle, you should stop as soon as possible and make sure your compact spare tire is correctly inflated. The compact spare tire is made to perform well at speeds up to 65 mph ... you can finish your trip and have your full-size tire repaired or...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    .... Never use these to clean your vehicle: Do not use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, these will damage your vehicle: Alcohol Laundry Soap .... • Clean up stains as soon as you can - before they set. • Carefully scrape off any excess stain. 5-82
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ... used if stains are stubborn. Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup, coffee..., urine and blood can be removed as follows: 1. Carefully scrape off excess stain, then sponge ... and unknown stains can be removed as follows: 1. Carefully scrape off excess stain. 2. First, ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... glass surfaces on your vehicle, you could scratch the glass and/or cause damage to the rear window defogger and the integrated radio antenna. When cleaning the glass on your vehicle, use only a soft cloth and glass cleaner. Cleaning the Top ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... soaps or chemical detergents. Be sure to rinse the vehicle well, removing all soap residue completely. ...approved cleaning products from your retailer. See Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials on page 5-89.... may cause water to enter your vehicle. Weatherstrips Silicone grease on weatherstrips will make ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ..., a soft cloth and a car washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Wash the vehicle as soon as possible. If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for painted surfaces ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... vehicle. Sheet Metal Damage If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer replacement parts will ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... metal will corrode quickly and may develop into major repair expense. Minor chips and scratches can be repaired with ... paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, GM will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within 12 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials See your Saturn retailer for more information on purchasing the following products. Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials (cont'd) Description Glass Cleaner Chrome and Wire Wheel Cleaner Usage Removes dirt, grime, smoke and fingerprints. Removes dirt and ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... the windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration. See your Saturn parts department for these products. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-71. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find this label on your spare tire cover. It's very helpful if you ever need to order parts. On this ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... and closes, protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed. Floor Console Fuse Blocks ... Circuit Breakers The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from short circuits by fuses. This greatly ... overload and fire caused by electrical problems. There are three fuse blocks - the underhood...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    Fuses RADIO WIPER IGN 3 DEFOG LED BTSI/BCM/ MIRROR DIMMER RR COMP LP Usage Audio, OnStar , Rear Seat DVD (Option) Windshield Washers ...Switch, Air Conditioning, Rear Defogger Relay Rear Defog LED Brake Transaxle Shift ...Relays RR DEFOG IGN 3 PARKLAMP HEADLAMP Rear Defogger Ignition Switch Park Lamps ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...Sound System PREM AMP/MCS Amplifier HEATED SEATS Seat Heater RR WIPER/ Rear Wiper/Washer (Wagon) SUN ROOF Fuses LOCKS The passenger's side fuse block is located by the passenger's right leg. Use a key or a coin to remove the fuse panel door and access the fuses and relays. Relays POWER ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... Control Module, Cruise Control, ABS Electronic Ignition System (2.2L L4 (L61)) Ignition Coils (3.0L V6 (L81)) Usage Fuses IGN 1/2 IGN 0/3/CR COOL 1 COOL 2 ABS 1 ABS 2 Ignition switch Ignition switch Usage Cooling fan module Cooling fan module Anti-Lock Brake System Anti-Lock Brake System 5-95
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ... Lamps, Taillamps, Front Marker Lamps, Rear Marker Lamps, License Lamps, Radio Display Lights, I/P Cluster Backlighting, I/P Dimmer, Cigar Lighter Ring, Ashtray ... Instrument Cluster, Dimmer Switch PARK LAMP HAZARD REAR DEFOG Rear Window Defogger RADIO/ON-STAR CD/DLC ING 3 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    Relays A/C DRL HORN MAIN WIPER FUEL PUMP REAR WIPER Usage Air Conditioning System Daytime Running Lamp Horn 3.0L V6 (L81) Engine Wiper System Fuel Pump System Rear Wiper System (Wagon Only) Circuit Breakers WINDOWS/ SUNROOF Usage Power Window Relay, Sunroof (3....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... 4.7 L Fuel Tank 15.7 gallons 59.4 L Transaxle 6.9 quarts 6.5 L Wheel Nut Torque 92 lb ft 125 Y All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Recheck fluid level after filling. Engine Specifications Engine 2....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-9 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-9 At Least Once a Month ...6-9 At ... Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Using Your Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Additional Required Services ...6-6 Maintenance Footnotes ...6-7 6-1
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ...may not be covered by warranty. Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at Saturn want to help you keep your vehicle in good working condition. But we do ...you drive. If you have any questions on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, see your Saturn retailer. 6-2
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ... be replaced and all necessary repairs done before you or anyone else drives the vehicle. We recommend the use of genuine Saturn parts. • are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal driving limits. • use the recommended fuel. See Gasoline ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... Change Engine Oil light comes on, it means that service is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle... least once a year and at this time the system must be reset. Your Saturn retailer has Saturn... service technicians who will perform this work using genuine Saturn parts and reset the system. If the...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... Engine Oil on page 5-16. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for any leaks or damage. ... page 5-20. An Emission Control Service. See footnote †. Rotate tires and check inflation...fluid as needed. Perform any needed additional services. See "Additional Required Services" in this section....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    .... See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-20. An Emission Control Service. Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter (severe ...). See footnote (h). Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. Replace engine fuel filter. An Emission Control Service. See footnote †. 25,000 (41 500 50,000 (...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...engine only: Replace timing belt. An Emission Control Service. Inspect engine accessory drive ...recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. (a) Visually inspect brake ..., chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... swollen or deteriorated. Inspect all pipes, fittings and clamps; replace with genuine Saturn parts as needed. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure .... (j) A fluid loss in any vehicle system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired and the fluid level checked. Add fl...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...to help ensure the safety, dependability and emission control performance of your vehicle. Your Saturn retailer can assist you with these checks and services. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Whenever any fluids or lubricants are ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...or NEUTRAL (N). If the starter works in any other position, contact your retailer for service. {CAUTION: When you are doing this inspection, the vehicle could move suddenly....Be ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...The key should come out only in OFF. Contact your retailer if service is required. Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle Park (P) Mechanism Check... Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move. Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...LB. Usage Fluid/Lubricant Power Steering Fluid (Saturn Part Power Steering No. 21007583 or GM...10953474). Hood Latch Assembly, Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (Saturn Secondary Part No. 21038869 or GM Part ... in Hinges Canada 10953474). Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (Saturn Part No. 21038869 or GM Part No....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specifi... - Shepherd's hook Length - 22.0 inches (56.0 cm) Rear Wiper Blade - 13.0 Inches (33.0 cm) *Bosch Part Number. Saturn Part Number 90571362 21018826 22685727 52493319 09195166 12569190 ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    Engine Drive Belt Routing 2.2L Four Cylinder (L61) Engine 3.0L V6 (L81) Engine 6-14
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service and the type of ...on page 6-2 in this section. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-9 can be added on the following record pages. Also, you should ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    Maintenance Record (cont'd) Date Odometer Reading Serviced By Maintenance I or Maintenance II Services Performed 6-16
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...7-10 Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn ...7-10 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-10 Customer Assistance and Information ...7-2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7-2 Online Owner Center ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ..., before, during and after the purchase of a Saturn vehicle, for total customer satisfaction. We call this the Saturn Difference. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle... Communication Centre at 1-800-263-1999. A Saturn Customer Assistance Center team member...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...Ltd. 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 When contacting Saturn, please remember that ...making sure you are completely satisfied with your Saturn vehicle. However, if you continue to ...Line until after Saturn and its retailers have been given the opportunity to satisfy your vehicle concerns....
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... of Columbia. Eligibility is limited by vehicle age, mileage and other factors. Saturn Corporation reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and... electronic version of this owner's manual. (United States only) • Keep track of your vehicle's service history and maintenance...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... Users To assist owners who have hearing difficulties, Saturn has installed special TDD (Telecommunication ... conventional Text Telephone (TTY) can communicate with Saturn by dialing 1-800-TDD-6000. TTY users...833-6000. In Canada, customers may call the Saturn Customer Communication Centre at 1-800-263-...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...call 1-800-268-6800. As the proud owner of a new Saturn vehicle, you are automatically enrolled ... Tow: Tow to the nearest Saturn retailer for warranty service or in the event of a vehicle-disabling accident.... which require a battery jump start will be covered at no charge. • Saturn Retailer Locator...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...Remember we are only a phone call away. Saturn Roadside Assistance: 1-800-553-6000;... of or included in the coverage provided by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Saturn reserves the right to make ... Canadian Roadside Assistance Vehicles purchased in Canada have an extensive Saturn Roadside Assistance ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...if so equipped, to provide anti-lock braking and to help the driver control the vehicle in difficult driving situations. Some information may be... how it was operated, such as engine speed, brake applications, throttle position, vehicle speed, safety belt usage, air bag readiness, air bag performance ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying Saturn Corporation. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it ...However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your retailer or Saturn Corporation. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ...call us at 1-800-263-1999. Or, write to: Saturn Customer Communication Centre General Motors ... A variety of publications are available to you. Saturn service manuals are written for trained technicians, and... to order on-line. In Canada, Saturn service manuals are available by calling toll free 1-800...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ...service bulletins can be obtained by contacting your Saturn retailer. Bulletins cover various subjects.... to conditions affecting a small number of vehicles. Your Saturn retailer or a qualified technician ... to determine if a specific bulletin applies to your vehicle. To order Saturn bulletins, call ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ✍ NOTES 7-12
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... ...3-44, 3-47, 3-52 Air Bag Readiness Light ...3-28 Air Bag Systems ...1-62 Adding ...Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-72 How Does an Air Bag Restrain? ...1-68 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-71 What Makes an ...71 AM-FM Radio ...3-42 Antenna, Fixed Mast ...3-73 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ......4-23 Before You Drive ...3-59 Brake Parking ...2-27 System Warning Light ...3-30 Brake... Brakes ...5-36 Braking ...4-6 Braking in Emergencies ...4-8 Break-In, New Vehicle ...2-19 Bulb Replacement ...5-46 Center... Center Rear Passenger Position (Wagon) ...1-31 Chains, Tires ...5-68 Check Engine Light ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...Outside Seat Position ...Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position ...Securing a Child Restraint ... ...3-20 Outlet Adjustment ...3-24 Compact Spare Tire ...5-81 Compass Calibration ...2-35,...37 Control of a Vehicle ...4-5 Coolant Engine Temperature Gage ...3-33 Engine Temperature Warning Light ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities ...7-5 Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn ...7-10 Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ...7-10... the United States Government ...7-9 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-6 Service Publications Ordering Information ...7-10 D Daytime Running ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... Inspection and Maintenance Programs ...Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...Battery ...Change Engine Oil Light ...Check and Service Engine Soon Light ...Coolant ...Coolant Heater ...Coolant Temperature Gage ...Coolant Temperature Warning Light ...Drive Belt Routing ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ... Octane ...5-5 Gasoline Specifications ...5-6 Low Warning Light ...3-40 Fuses Fuses and Circuit .../Low-Beam Changer ...3-7 Headlamps ...3-7, 3-13 Bulb Replacement ...5-46 Halogen Bulbs ...5-46 Headlamps, ...Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ...5-20 How to Use This Manual ...ii How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... the LATCH System ...Leaving Your Vehicle ...Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running ...Liftgate Release (Wagon) ...Liftgate/Trunk ...Light Air Bag Readiness ...Anti-Lock Brake System Warning ...Battery Warning ...Brake System Warning ...Change ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... Power ...3-38 Safety Belt Reminder ...3-28 Security ...3-38 Service Vehicle Soon ...3-39 TCS Warning Light ...3-32 Traction Control System (... Low Washer Fluid Warning Light ...3-39 Lumbar Manual Controls ...1-4 M Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services ...6-6 At Each...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ...Rearview Mirror ...2-33 Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar® ...2-33 Outside Convex Mirror ...2-39 Outside Heated Mirrors ...2-39 ...Mirror ...2-38 MyGMLink.com ...7-4 N New Vehicle Break-In ...2-19 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ...6-13 OnStar® Services ...2-40 OnStar® System ...2-40 OnStar...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire ...5-74 Removing the Spare Tire and Tools (Sedan) ...5-71 Removing the Spare Tire and Tools (Wagon) ...5-72 Removing the Wheel ...5-74 Replacement Bulbs ...5-52 Replacing Brake System Parts ...5-39
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    Reporting Safety Defects Canadian Government ...7-10 Saturn ...7-10 United States Government ...7-9 Restraint ... Manual ...1-3 Manual Lumbar ...1-4 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-5 Six-Way Power Driver ...1-4 Split Folding Rear ...54 Rear Seat Position ...1-52 Right Front Seat Position ...1-58 Security Light ...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ... ...5-4 Engine Soon Light ...3-34 Publications Ordering Information ...7-10 Vehicle Soon Light ...3-39 Service Bulletins ...7-11 Service Engine Soon Light ...3-34 Service Manuals ...7-10 Setting Preset Stations ...3-43, 3-46, 3-51 Setting the Time ...3-41 Setting...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...Using the Recovery Hook ...3-71 5-65 3-70 5-68 5-83 4-31 V Vehicle Control ...4-5 Damage Warnings ...iv Loading ...4-34 Service Soon Light ...3-39 Symbols ...iv Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders ...7-8 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)...
  • 2004 Saturn L300 | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ......iv Washer Fluid, Low Warning Light ...3-39 Washing Your Vehicle ...5-85 Weight of the Trailer ...4-41 ... 5-34, 5-35 Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-67 Replacement ...5-67 When to Add Engine Oil ...12 Window Lock Out ...2-18 Windows ...2-16 Manual ...2-17 Power ...2-17 Windshield Washer ...3-9 ...



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