2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Owners Manual and Maintenance Guide

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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Owners Manual and Maintenance Guide

  • 24-hour Roadside Assistance
  • Copyright General Motors Corp. 1999
  • Table of Contents
    • 1. Seats and Restraint Systems
    • 2. Features and Controls
    • 3. Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
    • 4. Your Driving and the Road
    • 5. Problems on the Road
    • 6. Service and Appearance Care
    • 7. Maintenance Schedule
    • 8. Customer Assistance Information
  • For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
  • How to Use this Manual
  • Safety Warnings and Symbols
  • Vehicle Damage Warnings
    • Vehicle Symbols
  • Service Station Guide

Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems

  • Seats and Seat Controls
    • Manual Front Seat
    • 6-Way Power Driver\’s Seat (If Equipped)
    • Manual Lumbar (If Equipped)
    • 4-Way Power Lumbar Driver\’s Seat (If Equipped)
    • Heated Seat (If Equipped)
    • Reclining Front Seatbacks
    • Head Restraints
    • Seatback Latches (2-Door Models)
  • Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
    • Why Safety Belts Work
  • Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts –and the Answers
  • How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
    • Adults
  • Driver Position
    • Lap-Shoulder Belt
      • Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster (4-Door Models)
  • Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
  • Right Front Passenger Position
  • Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
    • How the Air Bag System Works
      • Where are the air bags?
      • When should an air bag inflate?
      • What makes an air bag inflate?
      • How does an air bag restrain?
      • What will you see after an air bag inflates?
    • Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
  • Rear Seat Passengers
    • Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
      • Lap-Shoulder Belt
  • Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
  • Center Passenger Position
    • Lap Belt
  • Children
    • Smaller Children and Babies
  • Child Restraints
    • Where to Put the Restraint
    • Top Strap
    • Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
    • Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
    • Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
  • Larger Children
  • Safety Belt Extender
  • Checking Your Restraint Systems
  • Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash

Section 2 Features and Controls

  • Keys
  • Door Locks
    • Power Door Locks
    • Last Door Closed Locking
    • Automatic Door Locks
    • Rear Door Security Locks (4-Door Models)
    • Lockout Prevention
    • Leaving Your Vehicle
  • Keyless Entry System (If Equipped)
    • Operation
      • Remote Driver s Door and All Door Unlock
      • Remote All Door Lock
      • Remote Lock/Unlock Confirmation (If Equipped)
      • Remote Alarm (If Equipped)
      • Remote Trunk Release
    • Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
    • Battery Replacement
    • Resynchronization
  • Multifunction Alarm Locks and Lighting Choices
    • Entering Programming Mode
    • Exiting Programming Mode
    • Delayed Illumination and Exit Lighting
    • Automatic Door Locks
    • Last Door Closed Locking and Lockout Prevention
    • Remote Driver s Unlock Control
    • Remote Lock and Unlock Confirmation
    • Content Theft-Deterrent System (If Equipped)
    • Arming and Disarming the Content Theft- Deterrent System
  • Trunk
    • Trunk Lock
    • Remote Trunk Release (If Equipped)
  • Theft
    • Key in the Ignition
    • Parking at Night
    • Parking Lots
  • Content Theft-Deterrent (If Equipped)
    • Arming with the Power Lock Switch
    • Arming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
    • Arming Confirmation
    • Disarming with the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter
    • Disarming with the Key
    • Nuisance Alarms
  • PASS-Key III
  • New Vehicle Break-In
  • Ignition Positions
    • Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
  • Starting Your Engine
    • Starting Your 3100 V6 Engine
    • Starting Your 3800 Series II V6 Engine
  • Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
    • To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
  • Automatic Transaxle Operation
    • Performance Shifting (If Equipped)
    • Shift Lock Release
  • Parking Brake
  • Shifting Into PARK (P)
    • Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
    • Torque Lock
  • Shifting Out of PARK (P)
  • Parking Over Things That Burn
  • Engine Exhaust
  • Running Your Engine While You\’re Parked
  • Power Windows
  • Full Floating Horn
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
    • Turn and Lane Change Signals
    • Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer
    • Flash-to-Pass Feature
    • Windshield Wipers
    • Windshield Washer
    • Cruise Control (If Equipped)
      • Setting Cruise Control
      • Resuming a Set Speed
      • Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
      • Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
      • Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
      • Using Cruise Control on Hills
      • Ending Cruise Control
      • Erasing Cruise Speed Memory
  • Exterior Lamps
    • Daytime Running Lamps / Automatic Headlamp Control
    • Fog Lamps
  • Interior Lamps
    • Instrument Panel Intensity Control
    • Courtesy Lamps
    • Illuminated Entry
    • Delayed Illumination
    • Exit Lighting
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Rear Assist Handle Reading Lamps
    • Overhead Console Reading Lamps
    • Battery Saver
  • Mirrors
    • Inside Day/Night Rearview Mirror
    • Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror (If Equipped)
    • Power Outside Mirrors
    • Convex Outside Mirror
  • Storage Compartments
    • Glove Box
    • Overhead Console (Option)
      • Reading Lamps
      • Garage Door Opener
      • Sunglasses Storage Compartment
    • Center Console Storage
    • Rear Armrest Storage (If Equipped)
    • Trunk Access Panel (If Equipped)
    • Convenience Net (If Equipped)
  • Ashtray and Cigarette Lighter
  • Sun Visors
    • Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Accessory Power Outlet (If Equipped)
  • Auxiliary Power Connection (Power Drop)
  • OnStar System (If Equipped)
  • Purse or Litter Bag Holder
  • Sunroof (If Equipped)
  • The Instrument Panel — Your Information System
    • Instrument Panel Cluster
    • Speedometer/Odometer
      • Trip Odometer
    • Tachometer
  • Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
    • Safety Belt Reminder Light
    • Air Bag Readiness Light
    • Charging System Light
    • Brake System Warning Light
    • Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
    • Traction Control System Warning Light (3800 Supercharged V6 Engine Only)
    • Enhanced Traction System Warning Light (3100 V6 or 3800 V6 Engine)
    • Low Traction Light
    • Engine Coolant Temperature Light
    • Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
    • Low Coolant Warning Light
    • Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
      • If the Light Is Flashing
      • If the Light Is On Steady
      • Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
    • Oil Warning Light
    • Low Oil Level Light
    • Fuel Gage
    • Low Fuel Light
  • Head-Up Display (Option)
    • Care of the Head-Up Display
      • If You Can t See the HUD Image When the Ignition Is On
      • If the HUD Image Is Not Clear
  • Driver Information Center (DIC) (If Equipped)
    • Functions
  • Trip Computer (If Equipped)
    • Control Buttons
    • Functions

Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems

  • Comfort Controls
    • Air Conditioning with Electronic Controls
      • Fan Knob
      • Temperature Knob
      • Mode Knob
      • Air Conditioning Compressor Button
      • Air Conditioning
      • Heating
      • Ventilation
      • Defogging and Defrosting
    • Air Conditioning with Automatic and Auxiliary Temperature Control (If Equipped)
    • Automatic Control
      • Driver\’s Temperature Knob
      • Passenger\’s Temperature Knob
      • Dual Zone Button Light
    • Manual Control
      • Fan Buttons
      • Mode Button
      • Air Conditioning
      • Heating
      • Ventilation
      • Defogging and Defrosting
    • Rear Window Defogger
    • Ventilation System
      • Ventilation Tips
  • Audio Systems
    • Setting the Clock
    • AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
      • Playing the Radio
      • Finding a Station
      • Setting the Tone
      • Adjusting the Speakers
      • Playing a Cassette Tape
      • CD Adapter Kits
    • AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player (If Equipped)
      • Playing the Radio
      • Finding a Station
      • Setting the Tone
      • Adjusting the Speakers
      • Playing a Compact Disc
    • AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)
      • Playing the Radio
      • Finding a Station
      • Setting the Tone
      • Adjusting the Speakers
      • Playing a Compact Disc
    • Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
      • Compact Disc Errors
      • Playing a Compact Disc
    • Theft-Deterrent Feature
      • Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
      • Unlocking the Theft- Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
      • Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
    • Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
    • Understanding Radio Reception
      • AM
      • FM Stereo
    • Tips About Your Audio System
    • Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
    • Care of Your Compact Discs
    • Care of Your Compact Disc Player
    • Fixed Mast Antenna
    • Backglass Antenna (If Equipped)

Section 4 Your Driving and the Road

  • Defensive Driving
  • Drunken Driving
  • Control of a Vehicle
  • Braking
    • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
      • Using Anti- Lock
    • Braking in Emergencies
  • Traction Control System (With 3800 Supercharged V6 Engine)
  • Enhanced Traction System (3100 V6 or 3800 V6 Engine)
  • Steering
    • Power Steering
      • Variable Effort Steering (Option)
    • Steering Tips
      • Driving on Curves
    • Steering in Emergencies
  • Off-Road Recovery
  • Passing
  • Loss of Control
    • Skidding
  • Driving at Night
  • Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
    • Hydroplaning
    • Driving Through Deep Standing Water
    • Driving Through Flowing Water
    • Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
  • City Driving
  • Freeway Driving
  • Before Leaving on a Long Trip
  • Highway Hypnosis
  • Hill and Mountain Roads
  • Winter Driving
    • Driving on Snow or Ice
    • If You\’re Caught in a Blizzard
  • Recreational Vehicle Towing
  • Loading Your Vehicle
  • Towing a Trailer
    • If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
    • Weight of the Trailer
    • Weight of the Trailer Tongue
    • Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
    • Hitches
    • Safety Chains
    • Trailer Brakes
    • Driving with a Trailer
    • Following Distance
    • Passing
    • Backing Up
    • Making Turns
    • Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
    • Driving On Grades
    • Parking on Hills
    • When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
    • Maintenance When Trailer Towing
    • Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing

Section 5 Problems on the Road

  • Hazard Warning Flashers
  • Other Warning Devices
  • Jump Starting
  • Towing Your Vehicle
  • Engine Overheating
    • Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
    • If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
    • If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
  • Cooling System
    • How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
    • How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
  • If a Tire Goes Flat
  • Changing a Flat Tire
    • Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
    • Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
    • Storing the Flat Tire and Tools
    • Storing the Spare Tire and Tools
  • Compact Spare Tire
  • If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
    • Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out

Section 6 Service and Appearance Care

  • Service
    • Doing Your Own Service Work
    • Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
  • Fuel
  • Fuels in Foreign Countries
  • Filling Your Tank
  • Filling a Portable Fuel Container
  • Checking Things Under the Hood
    • Hood Release
  • V6 Supercharged Engine (If Equipped)
  • Engine Oil
    • Checking Engine Oil
    • When to Add Engine Oil
    • What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
    • Engine Oil Additives
    • When to Change Engine Oil
      • How to Reset the GM Oil Life System
    • What to Do with Used Oil
  • Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
  • Supercharger Oil
    • When to Check
    • What Kind of Oil to Use
    • How to Check and Add Oil
  • Automatic Transaxle Fluid
    • When to Check and Change
    • How to Check
      • Checking the Fluid Level
    • How to Add Fluid
  • Engine Coolant
    • What to Use
    • Checking Coolant
      • Adding Coolant
  • Radiator Pressure Cap
  • Power Steering Fluid
    • When to Check Power Steering Fluid
    • How to Check Power Steering Fluid
    • What to Use
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
    • What to Use
    • Adding Washer Fluid
  • Brakes
    • Brake Fluid
      • What to Add
    • Brake Wear
    • Brake Pedal Travel
    • Brake Adjustment
    • Replacing Brake System Parts
  • Battery
    • Vehicle Storage
  • Bulb Replacement
    • Halogen Bulbs
    • Headlamps
      • Headlamp Aiming
    • Front Turn Signal and Front Sidemarker
    • Fog Lamps Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
    • Back-Up, Tail Lamp and Rear Sidemarker
    • License Plate Lamp
  • Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
  • Tires
    • Inflation — Tire Pressure
      • When to Check
      • How to Check
    • Tire Inspection and Rotation
      • When It s Time for New Tires
    • Buying New Tires
    • Uniform Tire Quality Grading
      • Treadwear
      • Traction — AA, A, B, C
      • Temperature — A, B, C
    • Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
    • Wheel Replacement
      • Used Replacement Wheels
    • Tire Chains
  • Appearance Care
  • Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
    • Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
    • Using Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner on Fabric
    • Special Fabric Cleaning Problems
    • Cleaning Vinyl
    • Cleaning Leather
    • Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
    • Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
  • Care of Safety Belts
  • Cleaning Glass Surfaces
  • Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades
  • Weatherstrips
  • Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
    • Washing Your Vehicle
    • Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
    • Finish Care
  • Cleaning Aluminum Wheels (If Equipped)
  • Cleaning Tires
  • Sheet Metal Damage
  • Finish Damage
  • Underbody Maintenance
  • Chemical Paint Spotting
  • GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
    • Engine Identification
  • Service Parts Identification Label
  • Electrical System
    • Add-On Electrical Equipment
    • Headlamp Wiring
    • Windshield Wipers
    • Power Windows and Other Power Options
  • Fuses and Circuit Breakers
    • Instrument Panel Fuse Block
    • Underhood Electrical Center — Passenger s Side
  • Replacement Bulbs
  • Capacities and Specifications
  • Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts

Section 7 Maintenance Schedule

  • Introduction
    • Your Vehicle and the Environment
    • Maintenance Requirements
    • How This Section is Organized
  • Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
    • Using Your Maintenance Schedule
  • Scheduled Maintenance
    • Footnotes
  • Scheduled Maintenance
    • Engine Oil Scheduled Maintenance
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Part B: Owner Checks and Services
    • At Each Fuel Fill
      • Engine Oil Level Check
      • Engine Coolant Level Check
      • Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
    • At Least Once a Month
      • Tire Inflation Check
      • Cassette Deck Service
    • At Least Twice a Year
      • Restraint System Check
      • Wiper Blade Check
      • Weatherstrip Lubrication
      • Automatic Transaxle Check
    • At Least Once a Year
      • Key Lock Cylinders Service
      • Body Lubrication Service
      • Starter Switch Check
      • Automatic Transaxle Shift Lock Control System Check
      • Ignition Transaxle Lock Check
      • Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check
      • Underbody Flushing Service
  • Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
    • Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
    • Exhaust System Inspection
    • Engine Cooling System Inspection
    • Throttle System Inspection Brake System Inspection
  • Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
  • Part E: Maintenance Record

Section 8 Customer Assistance Information

  • Pontiac Cares
    • What Makes Up Pontiac Cares?
  • Customer Satisfaction Procedure
  • Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
  • Customer Assistance Offices
    • United States
    • Canada
    • All Overseas Locations
    • Caribbean Numbers
  • GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
  • Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
    • Security While You Travel
    • Canadian Roadside Assistance
  • Courtesy Transportation
    • Plan Ahead When Possible
    • Transportation Options
      • Shuttle Service
      • Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
      • Courtesy Rental Vehicle
    • Additional Program Information
  • Warranty Information
  • REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
  • REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
  • REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS
  • Ordering Owner Publications in Canada
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