2001 Cadillac Catera Owners Manual and Maintenance Guide

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  • 2001 Cadillac Catera Owner\’s Manual
    • 24-hour Roadside Assistance
    • Copyright General Motors Corp. 2000
    • Table of Contents:
      • 1. Seats and Restraints
      • 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. 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
      • Manual Lumbar Support
      • Power Seats (If Equipped)
      • Memory Seat and Mirrors (If Equipped)
      • Heated Front Seats (Option)
      • Reclining Front Seatbacks
      • Head Restraints
      • Removable Head Restraints
      • Rear Seats
        • Folding the Rear Seat
      • Heated Rear Seat (Option)
    • 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
    • Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
    • Right Front Passenger Position
    • Air Bag Systems
      • How the Air Bag Systems Work
        • 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
    • Safety Belt Pretensioners
    • Rear Seat Passengers
      • Rear Seat Passenger Positions
        • Lap-Shoulder Belt
    • Children
      • Infants and Young Children
    • Restraint Systems for Children
      • Where to Put the Restraint
      • Top Strap
      • Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
      • Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
    • Older Children
    • Checking Your Restraint Systems
    • Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
  • Section 2 Features and Controls
    • Windows
      • Power Windows
        • Programming the Power Windows
        • Anti-Pinch Feature Rear Window Lockout
    • Keys
    • Door Locks
      • Central Door Unlocking System
      • Power Door Locks
      • Automatic Door Locks
      • Programmable Automatic Door Locks
      • Rear Door Security Lock
      • Anti-Lockout Feature
      • Leaving Your Vehicle
    • Remote Keyless Entry System (RKE)
      • Operation
      • Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle
      • Battery Replacement
      • Resynchronization
    • Trunk
      • Trunk Release
      • Trunk Release Handle (If Equipped)
    • Theft
      • Key in the Ignition
      • Parking at Night
      • Parking Lots
    • Theft-Deterrent System (Option)
      • Testing the Alarm
    • Immobilizer
    • New Vehicle Break-In
    • Ignition Positions
      • Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
    • Starting Your Engine
    • Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
      • To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
    • Automatic Transmission Operation
      • Sport Mode Button
      • Third-Gear Start
    • Parking Brake
    • Shifting Into PARK (P)
      • Console Shift Lever
      • 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
    • Horn
    • Tilt Wheel
    • Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
      • Turn and Lane Change Signals
      • Headlamp High/Low Beam
      • Flash-To-Pass
      • Windshield Wipers
      • Windshield Washer
      • Cruise Control
        • 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 Speed Memory
    • Exterior Lamps
      • Headlamps
        • Wiper- Activated Headlamps
      • Perimeter Lighting
      • Lamps On Reminder
      • Daytime Running Lamps
      • Fog Lamps
      • Cornering Lamps
      • Twilight Sentinel
        • Light Sensor
    • Interior Lamps
      • Courtesy Lamps
      • Instrument Panel Brightness Control
      • Illuminated Entry
      • Rear Reading Lamps
      • Map Lamps
    • Mirrors
      • Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror
        • Cleaning Photocells
        • Time Delay
      • Power Remote Control Mirror
      • Heated Rearview Mirrors
      • Manual Folding Outside Rearview Mirrors
      • Convex Outside Mirror
    • Storage Compartments
      • Glove Box
      • Map Pockets
      • Center Console Storage Area
      • Rear Seat Cupholder
      • Convenience Net
    • Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
    • Sun Visors
      • Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirror
      • Rear Power Sunshade (Option)
    • Accessory Power Outlet
      • Cellular Telephone (Option)
    • OnStar System (If Equipped)
      • Safety and Security Services
      • Premium Services (Includes Safety and Security Services)
      • OnStar System Limitations
    • Assist Handles
    • Garment Hooks
      • Floor Mats
    • Sunroof (Option)
      • Anti-Pinch Feature
        • Manual Operation
        • Programming the Sunroof
    • HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)
      • Programming the HomeLink Transmitter
      • Operating the HomeLink Transmitter
      • Rolling Code Programming (If Equipped)
      • Erasing Channels
      • Accessories
    • The Instrument Panel Your Information System
      • Instrument Panel Cluster
      • Speedometer and Odometer
      • Trip Odometer
      • Tachometer
        • Engine Speed Limiter
    • Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
      • Safety Belt Reminder Light
      • Air Bag Readiness Light
      • Charging System Indicator Light
      • Voltmeter
      • Brake System Warning Light
      • Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
      • Traction Control System Warning Light
      • Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
      • Engine CoolantTemperature Gage
      • Low Coolant Warning Light
      • Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Light)
        • If the Light Is Flashing
        • If the Light Is On Steady
        • Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
      • Oil Pressure Light/Gage
      • Check Oil Light
      • Brake To Shift Light
      • Cruise Control Light
      • Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
      • Trunk Ajar Light
      • Fuel Gage
      • Low Fuel Light
      • Fuel Cap Indicator Light
      • Automatic Transmission Warning Light (If Equipped)
      • Leveling Indicator Light
      • Brake Pad Wear Indicator Light
  • Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
    • Comfort Controls
      • Electronic Climate Control (ECC)
        • Fan Button
        • Driver s Side Temperature Knob
        • Passenger s Side Temperature Knob
        • Outside Temperature Display
        • Mode Button
        • English/Metric Display
        • Automatic Operation
        • Manual Operation
      • Air Conditioning
      • Heating
      • Defrosting
      • Rear Window Defogger
      • Ventilation System
        • Ventilation Tips
        • Passenger Compartment Air Filter
    • 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
      • AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Radio Data Systems (RDS) (If Equipped)
        • Playing the Radio
        • Finding a Station
        • Using RDS Mode
        • Setting the Tone
        • Adjusting the Speakers
        • Playing a Cassette Tape
        • Playing a Compact Disc
      • Radio Data Systems (RDS) Program Type (PTY) Selections
      • CD Adapter Kits
      • Trunk-Mounted CD Changer (Option)
        • Compact Disc Changer Errors
      • Theft-Deterrent Feature
      • Audio Steering Wheel Controls
      • Understanding Radio Reception
        • AM
        • FM Stereo
        • Weather Band (If Equipped)
      • Tips About Your Audio System
      • Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
      • Care of Your Compact Discs
      • Care of Your Compact Disc Player
      • Heated Backlite Antenna
  • 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
    • Steering
      • Power Steering
      • Speed Sensitive Steering (SSS)
      • 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
      • Electronic Level Control
    • 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
      • If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
      • If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
    • Cooling System
      • How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
    • 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 a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
    • 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
      • Engine Compartment Overview
    • 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
      • What to Do with Used Oil
    • Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
      • Passenger Compartment Air Filter Replacement
    • Automatic Transmission Fluid
    • Rear Axle
      • When to Check Lubricant
      • How to Check Lubricant
      • What to Use
    • Engine Coolant
      • What to Use
      • Checking Coolant
        • Adding Coolant
    • Surge Tank 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
    • Bulb Replacement
      • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting (If Equipped)
      • Halogen Bulbs
      • Headlamps
        • Headlamp Aiming
      • Front Turn Signal Lamp
      • Taillamp and Stop Lamp
      • Taillamp and Backup Lamp
    • 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
      • Cleaning Vinyl
      • Cleaning Leather
      • Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
      • Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
      • Cleaning Wood Panels
      • Cleaning Speaker Covers
    • 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 or Chrome- Plated 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 Wiper Fuses
      • Power Windows and Other Power Options
      • Power Distribution Fuse Block Fuses and Circuit Breakers
        • Instrument Panel Fuse Block (Driver s Side)
        • Relay Box
        • Engine Compartment Relay Center
    • Replacement Bulbs*
    • Capacities and Specifications
      • Wheel Bolt Torque
      • Engine Specifications
    • Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
      • Vehicle Dimensions
  • Section 7 Customer Assistance Information
    • Customer Satisfaction Procedure
    • Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
    • Customer Assistance Offices
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/ Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U. S. Virgin Islands)
    • GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities
    • Roadside Service
      • Cadillac Owner Privileges
      • Roadside Service Availability
      • Reaching Roadside Service
      • Roadside Service for the Hearing or Speech Impaired
    • 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
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