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   Summary of Contents for Cadillac 1996 Eldorado

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    This section tells you what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc. Service and Appearance Care.. Here the manual tells you how to keep your Cadillac running properly and looking good. Customer Assistance Information This section tells you how to contact Cadillac for assistance and It also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects”...

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    We reserve the right to make changes in the product after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Cadillac Motor Car Division whenever appears in this manual.

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    Henry Leland, founder of Cadillac, stands beside tfie 1905 “Osceola” which was built to. evaluate the feasibility of a closed bodied car.

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    19 12 models. Cadillac is the only American manufacturer to win this honor and the only manufacturer in the world to win it twice. As Few automobiles are fortunate enough to have the rich heritage that is Cadillac.

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    From this achievement evolved the Compression reference to Cadillac as “Standard of the World.” V8 Engine In 1909 Cadillac was purchased by the then new General Motors Corporation. Convenience, cleanliness and all-weather comfort were greatly enhanced in 1910 when Cadillac became the first manufacturer to offer closed bodies “The Penalty of Leadership”...

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    V8 engine, which was standard in all Cadillacs beginning with the 1915 model. Many Cadillac “firsts” have followed over the years, including the synchro-mech clashless transmission, a nationwide comprehensive service policy, security plate glass, chrome plating and the first car to be designed by a stylist (1927 LaSalleMarley Earl).

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    For the 1948 model, Cadillac introduced the legendary tail fin which once more set the trend in automotive styling for nearly two decades. This was closely followed with the two door hardtop Coupe DeVille and the industry's first modem overhead valve, high compression V8 engine on the 1949 model.

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    The electronics and computerization which were pioneered by Cadillac in the ’70s came of age in the ’80s with Digital Fuel Injection and On-Board Diagnostics in 1980, four wheel Anti-lock Brakes on 1986 models and Traction Control in the fall...

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    How to Use this Manual Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly.

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    Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this book you will find these notices: NOTICE: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle. In the notice area, we tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly.

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    Vehicle Symbols These are some of the symbols you will find on your vehicle. These symbols For example, these symbols are important for you are used on an your passengers original battery: whenever your vehicle is CAUTION driven: POSSIBLE INJURY DOOR LOCK PROTECT UNLOCK...

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    Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Here you’ll find information about the seats in your Cadillac and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts.

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    The power seat controls are located on the outboard side of the front seat cushion. Move the front of the control in the direction of the arrows to adjust the front portion of the cushion up or down. Move the rear of the control in the direction of the arrows to adjust the rear portion of the cushion up or down.

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    Memory Seat (Option) Adjust the driver’s seat to a comfortable position and then press the SET button. .:. ..__.>..< *.,%,. : , , Within five seconds, press button “1 seating position may be programmed by repeating the above steps and pressing button “2”...

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    PARK (P), While your vehicle is in EXIT button followed by either the 1 or recall your programmed exit position. The exit position may also be recalled if the vehicle is not in PARK (P) by briefly pressing the EXIT button and then pressing and holding either the 1 or 2 button until seat movement is complete.

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    The control is located in the center console. Move the switch to LO or on the heating elements in the seat. The LO setting warms the seatback and cushion until the seat approximates body temperature. The heats the seat to a slightly higher temperature.

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    But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can’t do their job when you’re reclined like this. The shoulder belt can’t do its job.

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    Head Restraints Slide the head restraint up or down restraint is closest to the top of your ears. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. The head restraints tilt forward and rearward also. Seatback Latches If the seatback isn’t locked, it could forward in a sudden stop or crash.

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    Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR), or air bag system. Don’t let anyone ride where he safety belt properly.

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    Why Safety Belts Work When 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. Put someone on it.

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    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider The person keeps going until stopped by something. doesn't stop. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield 1-10...

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    or the instrument panel ... or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That’s why safety belts make such good sense.

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    Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I’m wearing a safety belt? You codcl be whether you’re wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you’re upside down.

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    And there are different rules for smaller children and babies. If a child will be riding in your Cadillac, see the part of this manual called “Children.” Follow those rules for everyone’s protection.

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    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'd be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under belt would apply force at your abdomen.

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    3. Just before it reaches the end, give it a quick pull. 4. Let the belt go back all the way. You should hear a slight clicking sound. If you don’t, the adjustment feature won’t set, and you’ll have to start again. 5.

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    What’s wrong with this? 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. Don’t allow more than 1 inch (25 mm) of slack. The shoulder belt is too loose.

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    What's wrong with this? The belt is buckled in the wrong place. You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not the pelvic bones.

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    What’s wrong with this? The shoulder belt is worn under the a m . It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. 1-18 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.

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    &: What's wrong with this? The belt is twisted across the body. You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it.

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    This part explains the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system or air bag system. one air bag for the Your Cadillac has two air bags driver and another air bag for the right front passenger. Here are the most important things to know about the air...

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    CAUTION: can be severely injured or killed in aren’t wearing your safety belt have an air bag. Wearing your safety belt during a crash helps reduce your chance of hitting things inside the vehicle or being ejected from it. The air bag is only “supplemental restraint.”...

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    There is an air bag readiness light on the AIR BAG The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See “Air Bag Readiness Light” in the Index for more information. Where is the air bag? The driver’s air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel.

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    The right front passenger’s air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side. CAUTION: Don’t put anything on, or attach anything to, the steering wheel or instrument panel. Also, don’t put anything (such pets or objects) between any occupant and the steering wheel or instrument panel.

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    When should an air bag inflate? The air bag is designed to inflate in moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crashes. The air bag will inflate only if the impact speed is above the system’s designed “threshold level.” your vehicle goes straight into a wall that doesn’t move or deform, the threshold level is about 9 to 15 mph (14 to 24 km/h).

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    What will you see after an air bag inflates? After the air bag inflates, it quickly deflates. This occurs so quickly that some people may not even realize the air bag inflated. Some components of the air bag module in the steering wheel hub for the driver’s air bag, or the instrument panel for the right front passenger’s bag, will be hot for a short time.

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    1-26 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Cadillac Air bags affect how your Cadillac should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag system in several places around your vehicle. You don't want the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your...

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    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don’t wear safety belts. 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.

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    Rear Seat Passengers It’s very important for rear seat passengers to buckle Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash.

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    If the belt stops before it reaches the buckle, tilt the 3. To make the lap part tight, pull down on the buckle latch plate and keep pulling until you can buckle it. end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure.

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    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’d be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under would apply force at your abdomen.

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    Lap Belt Center Passenger Position When you sit in the center seating position, you have a lap safety belt, which has no retractor. To & e the belt longer, tilt latch plate and pull it along the belt.

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    To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section. 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.

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    CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby doesn’t weigh much crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy can’t hold it. For example, in a crash CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), will suddenly become your arms.

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    Child Restraints Be sure the child restraint is designed to be used in a vehicle. If it is, it will have a label saying that it meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. follow the instructions for the restraint. You may ‘I fina these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both.

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    If your child restraint has a top strap, it should be anchored. If you need to have an anchor installed, you can ask your Cadillac dealer to put it in for you. If you want to install an anchor yourself, your dealer can tell you how to do it.

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    .,rial You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions for the child restraint. 2. Secure the child in the child restraint as the instructions say.

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    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 5. To tighten the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. 6.

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    Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position, You’ll be using the lap belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. Make the belt as long as possible by tilting the latch plate and pulling it along the belt.

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    0;i;:. .,::*: ,,..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. 6. To tighten the belt, pull its free end while you push down on the child restraint.

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    Securing Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position Your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag. Never rear-facing child restraint in this seat. Here’s why: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured if the right front passenger’s air bag inflates.

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    6. Pull the rest of the lap belt all the way out of the Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the retractor to set the lock. safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-41...

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    7. To tighten the belt, feed the lap belt back into the retractor while you push down on the cliild restraint. 8. Push 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.

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    Accident statistics show that children are safer are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly. Children who aren't buckled up can be thrown out in a crash. Children who aren't buckled up can strike other people who are.

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    1-44 Never do this. seat Here a child is sitting in a that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt’s force would then be applied right on the child’s abdomen.

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    Safety Belt Extender If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your dealer will order you extender. It’s free. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat extender will be long enough for you.

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    Section 2 Features and Controls Here you can learn about the many standard features on your Cadillac, and dormation on starting, shifting and braking. Also explained are the instrument panel and the warning systems that tell you if everything is working properly and what to do if you have a problem.

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    PASS-Key 1 1 blanks to NOTICE: Your Cadillac has a number of new features that help prevent theft. You can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys inside and you may have to damage your vehicle to get in.

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    Door Locks Unlocked doors can be dangerous. Passengers especially children open the doors and fall out. When locked, the inside handle won’t open it. Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle. This may not be so obvious: You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors aren’t locked.

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    Automatic Door LOL- Power Door Locks Close your doors and turn on the ignition. Every time you move the shift lever out of PARK (P) both of the doors will lock. The doors will unlock every time you stop the vehicle and move the shift lever into PARK (P). If someone needs to get out while your vehicle is not in PARK (P), have that person use the nxmual or power lock.

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    Programmable Automatic Door Locks With the ignition in the RUN position, the door locks can be programmed through the Driver Information Center (DIC) to allow the driver to choose various lock settings. Press the RESET button to answer “yes” and press the INFO button to indicate a “no”...

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    This product has a maximum range. Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal. See your Cadillac dealer or for service. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.

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    Press and hold the trunk button and within one second press the lock button. Continue to hold both buttons for approximately three seconds. See your Cadillac dealer for service if your transmitter still doesn’t work properly. MatcYng TransmitterCs) To Your Vehicle Each key chain transmitter is coded to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle.

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    Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your key chain transmitter should last about four years. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won’t work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it’s probably time to change the battery.

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    Trunk It can be dangerous to drive with the trunk open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle. can’t see or smell CO. It can cause unconsciousness and even death. If you must drive with the trunk lid open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass through the seal between the body and the trunk lid:...

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    Theft Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. Although your Cadillac has a number of theft-deterrent features. we know nothing we put on it can make that impossible to steal.

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    When you park your Cadillac and open the driver’s door, you’ll hear a chime reminding you to remove your key from the ignition and take it with you. Always do this. Your steering wheel will be locked, and so will your ignition and transaxle.

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    “Fuses and Circuit Breakers’’ in the Index. If the fuse does need to be need to have your Cadillac serviced. To reduce the possibility of theft, always activate the optional theft-deterrent system when leaving your vehicle. replaced, you may...

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    Your vehicle will restart if you turn it off, however, your vehicle may be unprotected. See your Cadillac dealer for service. If an ignition key is lost or damaged, see your Cadillac dealer or a locksmith to have a new key made. THEFT...

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    New Vehicle L6Bre-ak-In’’ NOTICE: Your modern Cadillac doesn’t need an elaborate “break-in.” But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines: Don’t drive at any one speed for the first 500 miles (804 km). slow Don’t make full-throttle starts.

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    RUN (D): This is the position for driving. START (E): This starts the engine. Retained Accessory Power The following accessories on your Cadillac may be used for up to 10 minutes after the ignition key is turned to OFF: Radio...

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    To restart when you’re already moving, use NEUTRAL (N) only. NOTICE: try to Don’t shift to PARK if your Cadillac is moving. If you do, you could damage the to PARK (P) transaxle. Shift only when your vehicle is stopped.

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    Engine Coolant Heater (Option) (Canada Only) In very cold weather, 0" F C ) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle.

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    Instead of trying to list everything here, we ask that you contact your Cadillac dealer in the area where you’ll be parking your vehicle. The dealer can give you the best advice for that particular area.

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    “Towing a Trailer” in the Index. Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK starting the engine. Your Cadillac has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in the position.

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    REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up. EICE: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage your transaxle. Shift to REVERSE only after your vehicle has stopped. Also use this gear to rock your vehicle back and forth to get out of snow, ice or sand without damaging your transaxle.

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    (0): OVERDRIVE This position is for normal driving. If you need more power for passing, and you’re: Going less than km/h), push the accelerator pedal about halfway down. Going about mph (55 km/h) or more, push the accelerator all the way down. The transaxle will shift down to the next gear and have more power.

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    (lji This position gives you even more power FIRST than SECOND (2). You can use it on very steep hills, deep snow mud. (If the shift lever is put FIRST (l), the transaxle won’t shift into gear until the vehicle is going slowly enough.) NOTICE: If your front wheels can’t rotate, don’t try to

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    Reach under the driver’s side of the instrument panel and pull on the manual release lever, which is located above the parking brake pedal. If the parking brake does not release, you will have to have your vehicle serviced. CAUTION: your hand or arm is in the way you could be hurt.

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    YYiif“rg Into PARK (P) It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.

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    Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3, With your right foot still holding the brake pedal down, set the parking brake. 4. Move the ignition key to LOCK. 5. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P).

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    Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even catch fire.

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    Shifting Out of PARK (P) Your Cadillac has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition is in the RUN position. See “Automatic Transaxle” in the Index.

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    E: ‘~aust Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can’t see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: Your exhaust system sounds strange different. Your vehicle gets rusty underneath. Your vehicle was damaged in a collision.

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    can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. Don’t leave your vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you’ve left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.

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    This feature is present on the driver's power window. Pressing the control rearward into the second position then releasing it will lower the window completely. If you want to stop the window as is lowering, press the control forward. Press the control forward to raise the window.

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    Turn SignallMultifunction Lever Turn and Lane Change Signals The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane change. a turn signal move the lever all the way up or down. The lever returns automatically when the A green arrow on the instrument panel will flash...

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    Flash-To-Pass This lets you use the high-beam headlamps to signal the driver in front of you that you-want to pass. It works everi if tfie headlamps are off. Pull the turn signal lever toward you to use. When you do: off, If the headlamps are the high-beam headlamps...

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    LO or HI: Turn the band away from you to either LO (low speed) or to HI (high speed), depending on the wiper speed you want. DELAY You can set the wiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes with this setting. Move the band to the DELAY position.

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    remain in a “high park” position, even when the ignition is turned OFF. The Rainsense wipers operate in a delay mode as well as, a continuous low or high speed depending on the amount of moisture and the sensitivity level. The MIST and “wash”...

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    Cruise Control With cruise control, you can maintain a speed k m b ) 25 mph (40 or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. This can help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below about (40 h b ) .

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    Setting Cruise Control If you leave your cruise control switch on when you’re not using cniise, you might hit go into cruise when you don’t want to. You could be startled and even lose control. Keep the cruise control switch OFF until you want to use it. Move the cruise control switch to ON.

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    Setting the cruise control at a desired speed and then applying the brake will end the cruise function. Once you’re going about 25 mph km/h) can move the cruise control switch from ON to R/A (Resume/Accelerate) for about half a second to reset.

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    Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to reduce your speed while using cruise control: Push in the button at the end of the lever until you reach a desired lower speed, then release it. A CRUISE ENGAGED message will then display. To slow down in very small amounts, push the button for less than half a second.

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    Lamps The control on the left side of the instrument panel controls these lamp systems: " O F F , ' f " __.", Headlamps Taillamps Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps License Plate Lamp Underhood Lamp Fog Lamps Instrument Panel Lights Interior Courtesy Lamps Pull the knob out to the first stop to turn...

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    Lamps On Reminder You will hear a warning chime if you pull the key from the ignition while leaving the lamps on, if the manual headlamp control is activated. An exception to this is when you’re using twilight sentinel. Daytime Running Lamps Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day.

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    Fog Lamps Use the fog lamps for better vision in foggy or misty conditions. When you press the fog lamp button, a small indicator light will tell you the fog lamps are on. Press the button again to turn them off. If you switch on the high-beam headlamps, the fog lamps will turn off.

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    Twilight Sentinei The control is next to the headlamp knob. It automatically switches the lamps on and off by sensing how dark it is outside. To operate the twilight sentinel, leave the lamp knob off and move the TWILIGHT control to any position but OFF.

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    Interior Lamps Instrument Panel Intensity Control As you turn the headlamp knob clockwise, the instrument panel lights will brighten. Turning the headlamp knob all the way clockwise will turn on the interior lamps. Illuminated Entry System The illuminated entry system turns on the courtesy lamps and the backlighting to the door switches and headlamp knob control when a door is opened or if you press the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) button.

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    Inadvertent Power Battery Saver This feature is designed to protect your vehicle's battery against drainage from the interior lamps, trunk lamp, glove box lamp, cigarette lighters or the garage door opener. When the ignition is turned OFF, the power to these features will automatically turn off' after 10 minutes (three minutes if a new car has 15 miles or less).

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    Mirrors Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror Your Cadillac has an electrochromic dayhight rearview mirror. This mirror automatically changes to reduce headlamps behind you. A photocell on the'back of the 'mirror senses when it is becoming dark outside. Another photocell built into the mirror surface senses when headlamps are behind you.

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    Time Delay This feature prevents rapid changing of the mirror from the night mode to the day mode as you drive under lights and through traffic. Reverse Gear Day Mode. The reverse mode is another important feature of the automatic mirror. When the shift lever is placed in REVERSE (R), the mirror changes to the day mode.

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    rne Ben 1 v 1 OFF: This setting turns off the day/night function and compass. The mirror will stay in the day mode, M: This turns on the day/night portion of the mirror to automatically reduce glare. C/M: This setting turns on the compass in addition to the day/night function.

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    Compass Calibration Once the compass is calibrated, it does not need to be recalibrated. To calibrate the compass: 1. Set the switch on the mirror control to C/M. Turn the vehicle ignition switch on. The letter C should be displayed in the mirror compass window. If not, hold the CAL switch (on the bottom of the mirror) for more than 10 seconds, and the letter C will appear.

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    Variance is the difference between magnetic north and geographic north. In some areas, the difference between the two can be great enough to cause false compass readings. If this happens, follow these instructions to set the variance for your particular location: Find your location on the zone map.

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    Driver’s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror (Option) The driver’s side outside mirror will adjust for the glare of headlamps behind you. This feature is controlled by the on and off settings on the electrochromic mirror. See “Electrochromic Daymight Rearview Mirror“ earlier in this section.

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    Center Console Storage Area Your vehicle is equipped with either the mini console if you have the column shifter or the optional full front console with shift lever. The mini console comes with a storage tray, a storage compartment for CD’s or tapes and a dual cupholder that unfolds for use.

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    Convenience Net The convenience net is inside the back wall of the trunk. Put small loads, like grocery bags, behind the net. It can help keep them from falling over during sharp turns or quick starts and stops. The net is not for larger, heavier loads. Store them in trunk as far forward as you can.

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    Note that power to the cigarette lighter will shut off 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off. This helps to prevent battery drainage. For more information, see “Inadvertent Battery Saver” earlier in this section. NOTICE: Don’t hold a cigarette lighter in with your hand while it is heating.

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    Floor Mats Your Cadillac is equipped with rubber-backed front and rear floor mats. Keep them clean by vacuuming and using a spot cleaner, if necessary. Do not machine wash.

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    Press the switch rearward and release to express-open the glass panel and sunshade. The sunshade can also be opened by hand. If you want to stop the roof in a partially opened position, press the switch direction. Press and release the switch again to open it fully.

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    The transmitter will learn and transmit the frequencies of most current transmitters and is powered by your vehicle’s battery and charging system. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and ( 2 ) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired...

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    Federal Consumer Safety Standards. If you cannot program the transmitter after repeated attempts, consult your Cadillac dealer. Be sure to keep the original hand-held transmitter in case you need to erase and reprogram the universal transmitter.

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    The instrument panel is designed to let you know at a glance how your Cadillac is running. You’ll know how fast you’re going, how much fuel you’re using and many of the other things you’ll need to know to drive safely and economically.

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    Digital Cluster PREMIUM UNLEADED N E L W L Y United States version shown, Canadian similar 2-60...

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    inalog Cluster United States version shown, Canadian similar...

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    Speedometer and Odometer your The speedometer lets per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour odometer shows how far; your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used the United States) or kilometers @Sed Canada). may wonder what happens if a vehicle has to have a new odometer installed.

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    Engine Speed Limiter This feature prevents the engine from operating at too many revolutions per minute (rpm). When the engine rpm’s are critically high, the fuel supply to the engine is shut off. When the engine speed slows, the fuel come will on again.

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    Safety Belt Reminder Light to RUN When the key is turned or START, a chime will come on for about eight seconds to remind people to fasten their safety belts, unless the driver’s safety belt is already buckled. The safety belt light will also come on and stay on for about 20 seconds, then it will flash for about 70...

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    If this light stays on, you need service and you should take your Cadillac to the dealer at once. To save your battery until you get there, turn off all accessories. Brake System Warning Light If this warning light comes on, there could be a brake problem.

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    CAUTION: Your brake system may not be working.properly 'if the brake system warning light is on. Driving with the brake system warning light on can lead to an accident. If the light is still on after you've pulled the road and stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed for service.

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    Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or comes on again while you’re driving, your Cadillac needs service. ANTI If the regular brake system warning light isn’t on, you LOCK still have brakes, but you don’t have anti-lock brakes.

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    Traction Control System Warning Light This warning light should come on briefly as you start the engine. If the warning light doesn’t come on then, TRACTION have it fixed so ready to warn you if there’s CONTROL a problem. If it stays on, or comes on when you’re driving, there may be a problem with your traction control system and your vehicle may need service.

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    This system is also designed to assist your service technician in correctly diagnosing any malfunction. Your Cadillac is equipped with a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition and emission control systems.

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    NOTICE: If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after a while, your emission controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could lead to costly repairs that may not be covered by your warranty.

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    If the Light Is On Steady You may be able to correct the emission system malfunction by considering the following: Did you just drive through a deep puddle of water? If so, your electrical system may be wet. The condition will usually be corrected when the electrical system dries out.

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    Oil Pressure Light This light tells you if there could be a problem with your engine oil pressure. The light goes on when you turn your key to RUN or START. It goes off once you start your engine. That’s check to be sure the light works.

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    Fuel Gage PREMIUM UNLEADED FUEL ONLY The fuel gage shows approximately how much fuel is in the tank. It works only when the ignition is in the RUN position. On the digital cluster, if the fuel level is within (7.6 approximately two gallons L) of being full, the letter F is shown.

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    Fuel Data Panel ,..^ The fuel data panel tells you all you need to know about the fuel economy and how far you can travel with the fuel remaining. Press the AVG button to display the average mile-per-gallon (AVG MPG). You can also display metric units by pressing the ENG MET button.

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    The DIC display gives you the status of many of your vehicle’s systems. The DIC is used to display driver selectable information and warning/status messages. If more than one problem is detected, the DIC will automatically display all current messages. DISPLAY ON/OFF: the DIC, Electronic Climate Control, fuel data center, the fuel gage, trip odometer and odometer.

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    TIMER button to start the timing feature. Press the TIMER button again stop it. If you will be starting and stopping your Cadillac, during a trip for instance, the TIMER feature will automatically start timing where left off when you last stopped. To reset hold the RESET button until the display reads TIMER 0O:OO:OO.

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    INFO RESET button to start the timing feature. Press the INFO RESET button again to stop it. If you will be starting and stopping your Cadillac, during a trip for instance, the TIMER feature will automatically start timing where it left off when you last stopped. To reset it, press and hold the INFO RESET button until the display reads TIMER 0O:OO:OO.

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    Life Left Reset: Press the INFO button to display the OIL LIFE LEFT, then press and hold the INFO RESET button until 100% OIL LIFE English/Metric Reset: Press the INFO button to display ENGLISH/METRIC RESET, then press the INFO RESET button to select. The display will change from English (miles) to metric (kilometers).

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    BATTERY NO CHARGE This message will appear if the battery is not being charged. Have the electrical system checked by your Cadillac dealership at your earliest convenience. BATTERY VOLTS HIGH This message shows that the electrical charging system is overcharging (more than 16 volts).

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    Check the brake reservoir level and add fluid as needed. Have the brake system serviced by a Cadillac technician as soon as possible. If the brake warning light is on, follow the directions in that part.

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    See your Cadillac dealership for service. PCM FAULT Control Module (PCM) has shorted or is loose when this message appears. Have your Cadillac serviced by your dealership at once. REDUCED ENGINE POWER informs the driver that due to wheel slippage your vehicle is reducing engine power to compensate for the loss of traction.

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    RUN position. Have the brake system serviced by a Cadillac technician as soon as possible. If the brake warning light is on, refer to the directions listed in that part.

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    TOP SPEED FUEL CUT-OFF will appear when the PCM senses that the maximum speed for your Cadillac has been reached. The speed of your vehicle will decrease several mph as the fuel supply is cutoff. This allows your vehicle to stay in a stable operating range.

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    The PCM determines the speed your vehicle is limited to. Have your Cadillac serviced if this message appears. VERY LOW REFRIGERANT A/C COMPRESSOR 12: This message means that the air conditioning system detects a refrigerant level that is low enough to cause damage to the A/C compressor.

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    If the controller detects a problem within the system, the DIC will display a SERVICE RIDE CONTROL message. If this message appears, have your vehicle serviced at your Cadillac dealership. Oil Life Indicator This feature lets you know when to change the engine oil.

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    Always keep a written record of the mileage and date when you changed your oil. For more information, see the Cadillac Maintenance Schedule booklet. If you see CHECK OIL LEVEL, it means that you have less than 10% of the oil life left and you should consider changing your engine oil.

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    This section tells you how to make your air system work for you. Your comfort control system uses ozone-friendly R- 134a refrigerant. With these systems, you can control the heating, cooli~ and ventilation in your Cadillac. Your vehicle also has the flow-through ventilation system described later in section. this...

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    Rmttn 'l'he button with the fan symbol adjusts the fan speed. Press the up arrow to increase fan speed and the down arrow to decrease fan speed. mperature Butt The red and blue temperature buttons adjust the air temperature coming through the system. Press the blue button for a cooler setting or the red button for a warmer setting.

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    If your vehicle is sitting out on a hot day and you have it set on AUTO, the air will first flow out the floor air outlets for a few seconds. That is normal. This is to expel hot air in the air outlets. As the air is cooled, the airflow will move through the A/C outlets.

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    DEFOG: Press this button to divide the air between the windshield and the heater outlets. This is useful when fog appears on the windshield or side glass due to sudden rain or snowy conditions. This feature is not available with the heated windshield option. AUTO/ECON: Press this button to switch between AUTO and ECON.

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    Electronic Solar Sensor The sensor monitors the sun’s solar radiation and is located on top of the instrument panel near the windshield. The ECC system uses this information to automatically make the necessary temperature and airflow adjustments to maintain your comfort. Dual-Zone Climate Control (Option) Button The button with the fan symbol adjusts the fan speed.

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    The TEMP knob adjusts the air temperature coming through the system. Turn the TEMP knob clockwise to increase the temperature and counterclockwise to decrease the temperature. The outside temperature is always displayed when your vehicle is running. Modt :ton Press this button to deliver air through the floor, middle or windshield outlets.

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    To avoid blowing cold a i r in cold weather, the system will delay turning on the fan until warm length delay depends on the outside air temperature, engine coolant temperature or the time since the engine last started. As the coolant warms up, the blower fan speed will gradually increase and air will flow from the heater outlets, with some airflow to the windshield to prevent fogging under most normal conditions.

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    FAN SPEEDS: Press the button with symbol until AUTO is displayed on the screen. At this setting, the fan speed is automatically controlled. If cold outside, the blower may not run in the maximum high fan speed right away. The system checks the temperature of the engine coolant to assure enough to provide heat.

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    Air Conditioning On hot days, open the windows long enough to let hot inside air escape. This reduces the time it takes for your vehicle to cool down. Then keep your windows closed for the air conditioner to work its best. With the ECC system, press the AUTOECON button to assist in cooling air and in maintaining proper airflow.

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    Systl Your Cadillac’s flow-through ventilation system supplies outside air into the ve.hicle when Outside air will also enter the vehicle when the heater or the air conditioning fan is running. The front outlets are located in the center and at each side of the instrument panel.

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    The heated windshield will remove ice or frost in cold weather. 1. Remove snow that is piled up on the windshield. 2. Start your Cadillac and leave it in PARK 3. Press the DE-ICE button. A light will come on to tell you it is working.

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    Defogging and Defrosting On cool, humid days, use DEFOG to keep the windshield and side windows clear, Use DEFROST remove fog or ice from the windshield quickly in extremely humid or cold conditions. If you have the ECC system, press the DEFOG or DE-ICE button and adjust the fm speed by pressing the fan button up or down.

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    Find out what your Cadillac system can do and how to operate all its controls, to be sure you’re getting the most out of the advanced engineering that went into it.

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    AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Also available is an AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player which includes four Bose amplified speakers. See your dealer for details. Playing the Radio PWR: Press this button lightly to release recessed position. The system will turn on. Press the button again to turn the system off.

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    PUSHBUTTONS: The six numbered pushbuttons let you return to your favorite stations. You can set up to 18 stations (six AM, six FM and six FM2). 1. Press AM, FMl or FM2 to select the band, 2. Find the station you want by pressing TUNE-SEEK. 3.

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    Playing Cassette Tape With the radio on, insert a cassette tape. The tape w.ill begin playing as soon as it is inserted. While the tape is playing, use the VOL, FADE, BAL, TREB and BASS controls just as you do for the radio. Other controls may have different functions when a tape is inserted, The display will show TAPE with an arrow to indicate which side of the tape is playing.

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    Press this right arrow button to advance quickly to another part of the tape. Press the button again to return to playing speed. The radio will play while the tape advances and FWD will appear on the display. You may use your station pushbuttons to tune to another radio station while in mode.

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    AM-FM Stereo with Bose and Compact Disc Player with Digital Signal Processing (Option) Playing the Radio PWR: Press this button lightly to release recessed position. The system will turn on. Press the button again to turn the system off. VOL: Turn the knob clockwise to increase the volume. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease thc volume.

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    3. Press and hold one of the six numbered buttons until you hear a chime. A preset number will appear on the display. 4. The sound will mute. When it returns, release the button. Whenever you press that numbered button, the station you set will return.

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    LEVEL: Press the plus or minus symbol on this button to adjust the amount of effect desired when in DSP mode. Some experimenting with this button will help you determine the best sound. Adjusting the Speakers BAL: Press this button lightly so it extends. Turn the BAL knob to move the sound to the left or right speakers.

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    TAPE: Press this button to switch from radio or CD to cassette tape play. Press AM or FM 1-2 to switch to the radio. SEEK: Press the forward arrow to search for the next selection on the tape. Press the backward arrow to search for the previous selection on the tape (REP will appear on the display).

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    Trunk MountLu ,3 Changer \vyr.ulll With the optional compact disc changer, you can play up to 12 discs continuously. Normal size discs lnay be played using the trays supplied i n the magazine. The small discs (8 cm) can be played only with specially designed trays.

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    Once you have loaded the discs in the magazine, slide open the door of the compact disc (CD) changer. Push the magazine into the changer in the direction of the arrow marked on top of the magazine. Close the door by sliding it all the way to the left. If the door is left partially open, the changer will not operate and an error will occur.

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    To eject the magazine from the player, slide the CD changer door all the way open. The magazine will automatically eject. Remember to keep the door closed whenever possible to keep dirt and dust from getting inside the changer. Whenever a CD magazine with discs is loaded in the changer, the CD symbol will appear on the radio display.

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    SEEK: Press the left arrow while playing a compact disc to go back to the start of a current track, if more than eight seconds have played. Press the again and the changer will go to previous tracks. Press the right arrow to go to the next higher track on the disc. SCAN: When you press SCAN while playing a CD, you will hear the first few seconds of each disc.

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    Bosc jtereo wiLA1 Ladsette Tape mlvl-r and Compact Disc Player (O~-'ion) P l a ~ the Radio PWR: Press this button lightly to release recessed position. The system will turn button again to turn the system off. VOL: Turn the knob clockwise to increase the volume. Turn counterclockwise to decrease the volume.

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    3. Press and hold one of the six numbered buttons until you hear a chime. A preset number will appear on the display. 4. The sound will mute. When it returns, release the button. Whenever you press that numbered button, the station you set will return.

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    If an error occurs while trying to play a cassette tape, it could be that.: The cassette tape is tight and the cassette player cannot turn the hubs of the tape. (Hold the cassette tape with the open end down and try turning the right hub counterclockwise with a pencil.

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    (EJECT): Press the upward triangle button to remove a tape. The radio will play. Eject may be activated with the radio off if the ignition is on. Cassette tapes may be loaded with the radio off but they will not start playing until the PWR button is turned on.

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    You must first load the magazine with discs before you can play a compact disc. Each of the 12 trays holds one disc. Press the button on back of the magazine and pull gently on one of the trays. Load the trays from bottom to top, placing a disc on the tray label side down.

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    Close the door by sliding it all the way to the left. If the door is left partially open, the changer will not operate and an error will occur. When the door is closed, the changer will begin checking for discs in the magazine. This will continue for up to one and a half minutes depending on the number of discs loaded.

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    PUSHBUTTONS: Press buttons one through six to go from one compact disc to another that is loaded in the changer. SIDE: Press this button to select the next disc in the changer. Each time you press this button, DISC LOADING will appear on the display and the disc number on the radio display will move to the next available CD.

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    Your Cadillac has a “built-in” theft-deterrent feature on each radio that is automatic there is no programming required. The radio in your Cadillac cannot be used in any other vehicle besides another Cadillac if it were to be removed. Steering Wheel Controls for Audio System...

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    If you can, it’s very important to do it properly. Added sound equipment may interfere with the operation of your vehicle’s engine, Cadillac radio or other systems, and even damage them. Your vehicle’s systems may interfere with the operation of sound equipment that has been added improperly.

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    A scrubbing action cleaning cassette is available through your Cadillac dealer. You may also choose a non-scrubbing action, wet-type cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head.

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    Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight and dust. If the surface of a disc is soiled, dampen a clean, soft cloth in a mild, neutral detergent solution and clean it, wiping from the center to the edge.

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    The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your Cadillac: Buckle up. (See “Safety Belts” in the Index.) Defensive driving really means “be ready for anything.” On city streets, rural roads or freeways, it means “always expect the unexpected.”...

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    Drunken Driving, Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is a national tragedy. It’s the number one contributor to the highway death toll, claiming thousands of victims every year. Alcohol affects four things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle: Judgment Muscular Coordination...

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    It’s the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour, the person’s BAC would be close to 0.12 percent. A person who consumes food just before or during drinking will have a somewhat lower BAC level.

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    The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. “I’ll be careful” isn’t the right answer. What if there’s an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able react quickly enough to avoid the collision.

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    Control of Vehicle have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. aometimes, as when you’re driving on snow or ice, it’s easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can provide.

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    Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive in heavy spurts acceleration followed by heavy braking -- rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops. Your brakes will wear out much faster if you do a lot of heavy braking.

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    Here’s how anti-lock works. Let’s say the road is wet. You’re driving safely. Suddenly an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes. Here’s what happens with ABS. A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at the rear wheels.

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    Remember: Anti-lock doesn’t change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease stopping distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, you won’t have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops, Always leave enough room up ahead to stop, even though you have anti-lock brakes.

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    This warning light will come on to let you know if there’s a problem with your traction control system. See “Traction Control System TRACTION Warning Light” in the CONTROL Index. When this warning light not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly. The traction control system automatically comes on whenever you start your vehicle.

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    Braking in Emergencies Use your anti-lock braking system when you need to. With anti-lock, you can steer and brake at the same time. In many emergencies, steering can help you more than even the very best braking. Steering Power Stewing If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will take much more effort.

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    But sometimes you can’t; there isn’t room. That’s the time for evasive action problem. Your Cadillac can perform very well in emergencies like these. First apply your brakes. (See “Braking in Emergencies” earlier in this section.) It is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision.

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    An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o’clock positions, you can turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing either hand. But you have to act fast, steer quickly and just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have avoided the object.

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    Passing The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on a two-lane highway waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a potentially dangerous move, since the passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncoming traffic for several seconds.

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    “overdriving” those conditions. But skids are always possible. The three types of skids correspond to your Cadillac’s three control systems. In the braking skid, your wheels aren’t rolling. In the steering or cornering skid, too much speed or steering in a curve causes tires to slip and lose cornering force.

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    Of course, traction is reduced when water, snow, ice, gravel or other material is on the road. For safety, you’ll want to slow down and adjust your driving to these conditions. It is important to slow down on slippery surfaces because stopping distance will be longer and vehicle control more limited.

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    Here are some tips on night driving. Drive defensively. Don’t drink and drive. Since you can’t see as well, you may need to slow down and keep more space between you and other vehicles. Slow down, especially on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead.

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    Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads mean Rain and wet roads can driving trouble. On a wet road, you can’t stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn’t as good And, if your tires don’t have much tread left, you’ll get even less traction.

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    Driving too fast through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you can't, try to slow down before you hit them. Wet brakes can cause accidents.

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    Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you’re going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road.

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    City Drivirm One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You’ll want what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to traffic signals. Here are ways to increase your safety in city driving: Know the best way to get to where you are going.

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    reeway urwm Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes or superhighways) are the safest of all roads. But they have their own special rules. The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are driving.

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    If service, have it done before starting out. Of course, you’ll find experienced and able service experts Cadillac dealerships all across North America. They’ll be ready and willing to help if you need it. 4-22...

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    Higl Hypnosis Is there actually such a condition as “highway hypnosis”? Or it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness or whatever. There is something about an easy stretch of road with the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy.

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    If you drive regularly in steep country, or if you’re planning to visit there, here are some tips that can make your trips safer and more enjoyable. Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle.

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    Winter rivil Here are some tips for winter driving: Have your Cadillac in good shape for winter. YOU may want to put winter emergency supplies in your trunk. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth and a couple of reflective warning triangles.

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    Driving on Snow or Ice Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the road probably have good traction. However, if there is snow or ice between your tires and the road, you can have a very slippery situation. You’ll have a lot less traction or “grip”...

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    Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle’s stability when you make a hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system, you’ll want to begin stopping sooner than you would pavement. See “Anti-Lock” in the Index. Allow greater following distance on any slippery road.

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    Tie a red cloth to your vehicle to alert police that you’ve been stopped by the snow.. Put on extra clothing or wrap a blanket around you. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor mats anything you can wrap around yourself or tuck under your clothing to keep warm.

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    Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just idle. That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the battery charged.

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    Pull a trailer only you have followed all the steps in this section. Ask your Cadillac dealer for advice and information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. NOTICE: Pulling a trailer improperly can damage your vehicle and result in costly repairs not covered your warranty.

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    Your vehicle can tow a trailer if it is equipped with proper towing equipment. To identify what the vehicle trailering capacity is for your vehicle, you should read the information in “Weight of the Trailer” that appears later in this section. But trailering is different than just driving your vehicle by itself.

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    And, it can also depend on any special equipment that you have on your vehicle. You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Cadillac Customer Assistance Center Cadillac Motor Car Division 30009 Van Dyke P.O. Box 9025...

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    you’re using a “dead-weight” hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 10% of the total loaded trailer weight (B). If you have a “weight-distributing” hitch, (A) should weigh 12% of the total the trailer tongue loaded trailer weight (B). After you’ve loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, separately, to see if the weights are proper.

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    leave just enough slack so you can turn with your rig. And, never allow safety chains to drag on the ground. Trailer Brakes Because you have anti-lock brakes, don’t try to tap into your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system. If you do, both brake systems won’t work well, or at all.

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    When you tow a trailer, your vehicle may need a different turn signal flasher and extra wiring. Check with your Cadillac dealer. The green arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps will also flash, telling other drivers you’re about to turn,...

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    Parking on Hills You really should not park your vehicle, with a trailer a hill. If attached, on something goes wrong, your rig could start move. People can be injured, and both your vehicle and the trailer can be damaged. But if ever have to park your rig on a hill, here’s how to do it:...

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    Y . - , , * , - - Section 5 Problems on the Road Here you’ll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. Hazard Warning Flashers Your hazard warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem.

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    This light on the instrument panel will flash indicating that the hazard warning The hazard warning flashers will work once the button is pressed in regardless of the key position. Pull out on the collar to turn the flashers off. When the hazard warning flashers are on, the turn signals won’t work since they are already flashing.

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    Jump Starting If your battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your Cadillac. Please follow the steps below to do it safely. NOTICE: Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage to your vehicle that wouldn’t be covered by your...

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    If they are, it could cause a ground connection you don’t want. You wouldn’t be able to start your Cadillac and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems. Tum off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug unnecessary accessories plugged into the cigarette lighter.

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    Using a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Be sure the battery has enough water. You don’t need to add water to the Delco Freedom@ battery installed in every new GM vehicle.

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    7. Connect the red positive cable to the positive terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Don’t let the other of the positive cable touch metal. Connect it to the positive terminal of the good battery. Now connect the black negative cable the good battely’s...

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    Don’t let the other end of the negative anything until the next step. The other end of the cable doesn’t go to the dead battery. It goes negative to a heavy unpainted metal part on the engine of the vehicle with the dead battery. 10.

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    Towing Your Vehicle Try to have a Cadillac dealer or a professional towing service tow your Eldorado. See “Roadside Assistance” in the Index. If your vehicle has been changed or modified since it was factory-new by adding aftermarket items like fog lamps, aero skirting or special tires and wheels, these instructions may not be correct.

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    UTION: To help avoid injury to you or others: Never let passengers ride in a vehicle that is being towed. Never tow faster than safe or posted speeds. Never tow with damaged parts not fully secured. Never get under your vehicle after it has been lifted by the tow truck.

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    A vehicle can fall from a car carrier if it isn’t adequately secured. This can cause a collision, serious personal injury and vehicle damage. The vehicle should be tightly secured with chains or steel cables before it is transported. Don’t use substitutes (ropes, leather straps, canvas webbing, etc.) that can be cut by sharp edges underneath the towed vehicle.

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    Front Towing NOTICE: Tow L i m i t s (56 kph), 25 miles Do not tow with sling type equipment or fascia/fog lamp damage will occur. Use wheel-lift or car carrier equipment. Additional ramping may be required for car carrier equipment. Use safety chains and wheel straps.

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    Attach T-hook chains on both sides, in the slotted holes in the bottom of the frame rails, behind the front wheels. These slots are to be used when loading and securing to car carrier equipment. Attach a separate safety chain around the outboard end of each lower control arm.

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    Rear Towing Tow Limits mph (56 kph), 25 miles (40 km) NOTICE: Do not tow with sling type equipment or rear bumper valance damage will occur. Use wheel-lift or car carrier equipment. Additional ramping may be required for car carrier equipment. Use safety chains and wheel straps.

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    Attach R-hook chains to the R-hook slots in the frame rails just ahead of the rear wheels on both sides. These slots are to be used when loading and securing to Attach a separate safety chain around the end of each car carrier equipment.

  • Page 236

    Engine Overheating You will find an ENGINE COOLANT HOT-IDLE ENGINE message or a STOP ENGINE ENGINE OVERHEATED message on the DIC. There is also an engine temperature warning light on the instrument panel. See “Engine Temperature Warning Light” in the Index.

  • Page 237

    If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine 5-16 Steam from an overheated engine can burn badly, even if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. Just turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down.

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    If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you get the overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you: Climb a long hill on a hot day. Stop after high-speed driving.

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    When you decide it’s safe to lift the hood, here’s what you’ll see: A. Coolant Surge Tank with Pressure Cap B. Electric Engine Fans 5-18 An electric fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you.

  • Page 240

    The coolant level should be indicated by a CHECK COOLANT LEVEL message on the Driver Information Center. If you may have it isn’t, a leak hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump else in the cooling system, CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, parts, can be very hot.

  • Page 241

    NOTICE: Engine damage if you keep running your engine without coolant isn’t covered by your warranty. See “Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode” in the Index. If there s e e m to be no leak, with the engine on, check to see if the electric engine fans are running.

  • Page 242

    Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other liquid like alcohol, can boil before the proper coolant mix will. Your vehicle’s coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mix. With plain water or the wrong mix, your engine could get too hot but you wouldn’t get the overheat warning.

  • Page 243

    NOTICE: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. So the recommended coolant. You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough.

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    2. Then keep turning the cap, but now push down as 3. Then fill the coolant surge tank with the properfmix, you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. up to the base of the filler neck. 5-23...

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    4. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap oft', start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine fans. By this time, the coolant level inside surge tank may be lower. If the level is lower, add more of the proper mix to the coolant surge tank until the level reaches about 2.5 inches (60 mm) below the base of the filler neck.

  • Page 246

    If a Tire Goes Flat It’s unusual for a tire to “blow out” while you’re driving, especially if you maintain your tires properly. more tire, it’s much likely to leak out slowly. But if you should ever have a “blowout,” here are tips about what to expect and what If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a drag that pulls the vehicle toward that side.

  • Page 247

    following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. Removing the Spare Tire and Took The equipment you’ll need is in the trunk. Pull the carpeting from t.he floor of the trunk. Turn the center dial on the compact spare cover counterclockwise to remove it.

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    Turn the nut holding the jack and wheel wrench counterclockwise and remove it. Then remove the jack and wrench. Lift up the tire to remove it from the trunk. 5-27...

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    “4 The tools you’ll be using include the jack (A) and the wheel wrench (B). Removing the Wheel Cover There is a center wheel cover on the aluminum wheel. Using the flat end of the wheel wrench, gently pry the wheel cover off.

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    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Using the wheel wrench, loosen all the wheel nuts. Don't remove them yet. 2. Turn the jack handle clockwise to raise the jack lift head a few inches. CAUTION: " Getting under vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous.

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    11.0 INCHES 5.5 INCHES (279 (140 mm) 3. Position the jack under the vehicle and raise the jack lift head until it fits firmly into the notch in the vehicle’s frame nearest the flat tire. Put the compact spare tire near you. 4.

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    6. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident.

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    8. Lower the vehicle by rotating the wheel wrench counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. 5-32 9. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a criss-cross sequence as shown r - - - Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose and even come off.

  • Page 254

    NOTICE: Improperly tightened wheel nuts can lead to brake pulsation and rotor damage. To avoid expensive brake repairs, evenly tighten the wheel nuts in the proper sequence and to the proper torque specification. Don’t try to put a wheel cover on your compact spare tire.

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    Secure the tire with the stud cap that was used to hold the compact spare in place. Store the cover as far forward as possible. 5-34 Storing a jack, a tire or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury.

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    The compact spare 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 your compact spare into your trunk properly. & SPARE TIRE Compact Spare Tire Although the compact spare tire was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time.

  • Page 257

    NOTICE: When the compact spare is installed, don’t take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get caught on the rails. That can damage the tire and wheel, and maybe other parts of your vehicle. Don’t use your compact spare on other vehicles.

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    NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels too fast while shifting your transaxle back and forth, you can destroy your transaxle. For information about using tire chains on your vehicie, see “Tire Chains”...

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    Doing Your Own Service Work If you want to do some of your own service work, you’ll want to get the proper Cadillac service manual. It tells you much more about how to service your Cadillac than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see “Service and Owner Publications”...

  • Page 261

    If this occurs, return to your authorized Cadillac dealer for diagnosis to determine the cause of failure. In the event it is determined that the cause of the condition is the type of fuels used, repairs may not be covered by your warranty.

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    If this happens, return to your authorized Cadillac dealer for service. To provide cleaner air, all gasolines are now required to contain additives that will help prevent deposits from forming in your engine and fuel system, allowing your emission control system to function properly.

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    -Yng Your Tank The cap is behind a hinged door on the driver's side of your vehicle. Gasoline vapor is highly flammable. It burns violently, and that can cause very bad injuries. Don't smoke if you're near gasoline or refueling your vehicle.

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    The fuel door release is located on the optional full console and on the Keyless Entry transmitter. If your vehicle is not equipped with the full console, then you must use the transmitter to open the fuel door. An alternate fuel door release is located inside of the trunk on the left hand side.

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    See “Cleaning the Outside of Your Cadillac” in the Index. When you put the cap back on, turn it to the right until you hear at least three clicks. Make sure you fully install the cap.

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    Things that burn get on hot engine parts and start a fire. These include liquids like gasoline, oil, coolant, brake fluid, windshield washer and other fluids, and plastic or rubber. You or others could be burned. Be careful not to drop or mill things that will burn onto a hot engine.

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    you open the hood, you'll see: When A. Battery Coolant Fill Location C . Power Steering Fluid Before closing the hood, be sure all filler caps are on properly. Then pull the hood down D. Oil Fill Location E. Engine Oil Dipstick Location E Brake Master Cylinder G.

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    e Oil .........

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    NOTICE: Don’t add too much oil: If your engine has so much oil that the oil level gets above the upper mark that shows the proper operating range, your engine could be damaged. The oil fill cap is located behind the radiator on the passenger’s side of the engine.

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    GM Goodwrench@ oil meets all the requirements for your vehicle. Engine Oil Additives Don’t add anything to your oil. Your Cadillac dealer is ready to advise if you think something should be added. 5W-30 if it’s going 6-11...

  • Page 271

    When to Change Engine Oil Your Cadillac has an Oil Life Indicator. This feature will let you know when to change your oil and filter -- usually between 3,000 miles ( 5 000 km) and 7,500 miles (12 500 km) since your last oil change.

  • Page 272

    Air Cleaner The air filter is located next to the windshield washer fluid reservoir on the driver’s side of the engine has cooled before following these steps to replace the air filter: engine. Be sure 3. Disconnect the air duct from the mass airflow sensor. 1.

  • Page 273

    4. Unhook both air cleaner cover latches. One latch is located near the radiator hose (not shown) and the other latch is located next to the IAT sensor. 5 . Pivot the air cleaner and air duct assembly towards the front of the vehicle. Remove the cover. 6-14 Take out the air filter and remove any loose debris that may be found laying in the air cleaner base.

  • Page 274

    Follow these steps to reinstall the air cleaner assembly: Slide the air cleaner lid into the slots in the front edge of the air cleaner base. Pivot the air cleaner Cover and the air duct assembly downward. Make sure that both latches are secure and fully engaged.

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    Maintenance Schedule booklet. 6-16 How to Check Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may choose to have this done at your Cadillac dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions 50,000 miles here, or you could get a false reading on the dipstick.

  • Page 276

    To get the right reading, the fluid should be operating temperature, which is 180" F to 200" F (82°C to 93°C). Get the vehicle warmed up by driving about 15 miles k m ) when outside temperatures are above 50°F (10°C).

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    Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. The fluid level must be in’the cross-hatched area. If the fluid level is in the acceptable range, push the dipstick back in all the way. Replace the air cleaner assembly. How to Add Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use.

  • Page 278

    No. 3634621) with any complete coolant change. If you use this mixture, you don’t need to add anything else. A special procedure is required for adding sealer; see the Cadillac service manual. (To order a service manual, see “Service and Owner Publications” in the Index.) 6-19...

  • Page 279

    Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other liquid like alcohol, can boil before the proper coolant mix will. Your vehicle’s coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mix. With plain water or the wrong mix, your engine could get too hot but you wouldn’t get the overheat warning.

  • Page 280

    Checking Coolant The surge tank is located next to the engine block on the passenger’s side of the engine. The cooling system when hot is under If the CHECK COOLANT LEVEL message appears on the DIC, you will need to add coolant. CAUTION: lhrning the surge tank pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and...

  • Page 281

    Adding Coolant If you need more coolant, add the proper mix at the surge tank, but only when the engine is cool. You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol, and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough.

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    Thermostat Engine coolant temperature is controlled by a thermostat in the engine coolant system. The thermostat stops the flow of coolant through the radiator until the coolant reaches a preset temperature. If your thermostat needs to be replaced, a General Motors thermostat is recommended.

  • Page 283

    Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufact.urer’s instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing, use a fluid that has sufficient protection against freezing.

  • Page 284

    Brakes Brake Fluid Your brake master cylinder reservoir is here. It is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the reservoir might go down. The first is that the brake fluid goes down to an acceptable level during normal brake lining wear.

  • Page 285

    What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use fluid Delco Supreme 11 No. 1052535). Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only, and always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap before removing it. With the wrong kind of fluid in your brake system, your brakes may not work well, or they may not even work at all.

  • Page 286

    Brake Wear Your Cadillac has four-wheel disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. The sound may come and go or be heard all the time your vehicle is moving (except when you are pushing on the brake pedal firmly).

  • Page 287

    Vehicles we design and test have top-quality GM brake parts in them, as your Cadillac does when it is new. replace parts of your braking system -- for When...

  • Page 288

    Bulb Replacement For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your Cadillac dealer service department. Halogen Bulbs CAUTION: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you drop scratch the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package.

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    2. Turn the headlamp housing socket counterclockwise 3. Remove the headlamp housing socket. to unlock the socket from the lamp housing. 6-30...

  • Page 290

    After removing the wiring harness from the headlamp housing socket, replace the bulb and socket. Reconnect it to the wiring harness and reinstall headlamp housing socket back into the headlamp assembly. Cor1 ring amps 1. Open the hood to gain access to the mounting screw. 2.

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    3. Gently pull out the cornering lamp assembly. Remove the socket by rotating it counterclockwise slightly, then replace the bulb reinstall. 6-32...

  • Page 292

    Center High-Mounted S plamp 3. Replace the bulb. Reverse the steps to reassemble the stoplamp assembly. 1. Lift the trim cover to remove. Twist the socket counterclockwise and remove the socket and bulb from the housing. 6-33...

  • Page 293

    Taillamp 1. Open the trunk to gain access to the taillamp housing. 2. Remove the convenience net and pull the trim away to access the wing nuts. 3. Remove the two wing nuts. 4. Gently remove the taillamp housing. 6-34 5.

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    Wiper Blade Replacement It’s a good idea to clean or replace the wiper blade assembly on a regular basis or when worn. For proper windshield wiper blade length and type, see “Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts” later in this section. To replace the wiper blade assembly: 1.

  • Page 295

    We don’t make tires. Your new Cadillac comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Cadillac Warranty booklet for details. CAUTION: Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are dangerous.

  • Page 296

    Inflation Tire Pressure The Tire-Loading Information label which is located on the rear edge of the driver’s door, shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires when they’re cold. “Cold” means your vehicle has been sitting three hours or driven no more than a mile. If you’ll be driving at speeds higher than 100 mph (160 km/h) where it is legal, raise the cold inflation...

  • Page 297

    When to Check Check your tires once a month or more. Don’t forget your compact spare tire. It should 60 psi (420 Wa). How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire pressure. You can’t tell if your tires are properly inflated simply by looking at them.

  • Page 298

    CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose time. The wheel could come off and cause after an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle.

  • Page 299

    To find out what kind and size of tires you need, look at the Tire-Loading Information label. The tires installed on your vehicle when it was new had a Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) number on each tire’s sidewall. When you get new tires, get ones with that same TPC Spec number.

  • Page 300

    Uniform Tire Quality Grading The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which grades tires by treadwear, traction and temperature performance. (This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States.) grades are molded on the sidewalls of most passenger car tires.

  • Page 301

    If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired). See your Cadillac dealer if any of these conditions exist. tire this Your dealer will know the kind of wheel you need.

  • Page 302

    Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts or wheel nuts on your vehicle can be dangerous. It could affect the braking and handling of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you lose control. You could have a collision in which you or others could be injured.

  • Page 303

    Some are dangerous if you breathe their fumes in a closed space. When you use anything from a container to clean your Cadillac, be sure to follow the manufxturer’s warnings 6-44 and instructions. And always open your doors windows when you’re cleaning the inside.

  • Page 304

    Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of dust and loose dirt. Wipe vinyl or leather with a clean, damp cloth. Your Cadillac dealer has two GM cleaners, a solvent-type spot lifter and a foam-type powdered cleaner. They will clean normal spots and stains very well.

  • Page 305

    Using Solvent-Type Cleaner on Fabric First, see if you have to use solvent-type cleaner at all. Some spots and stains will clean off better with just water and mild soap. If you need to use a solvent: Gently scrape excess soil from the trim material with clean, dull knife or scraper.

  • Page 306

    Cleaning Vinyl Use warm water and a clean cloth. Rub with a clean, damp cloth may have to do it more than once. Things like tar, asphalt and shoe polish will stain if you don’t get them off quickly. Use a clean cloth and a GM VinylLeather Cleaner or equivalent product.

  • Page 307

    Care af Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry. CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If you do, it may severely weaken them. In a crash they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and lukewarm water.

  • Page 308

    High pressure car washes may cause water to enter your vehicle. Finish Care Occasional waxing or mild polishing of your Cadillac by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish. You can get GM-approved cleaning products from your dealer. (See “Appearance Care and Materials”...

  • Page 309

    vvn,, Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse with clean water. After rinsing thoroughly, dry with a soft clean towel. A wax may then be applied. The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle.

  • Page 310

    Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Cadillac will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this fallout condition within 12 months or 12,000 miles (20 000 whichever occurs first.

  • Page 311

    Appearance Care Materials Chart 12345725 (0.354 P a r t s See your General Motors Department for these products. “Fluids and Lubricants” in 6-52 T i r e Silicone Shine Not recommended far pigskin suede leather. **Not recommended Index. shines tires €or use on instrument pael vinyl.

  • Page 312

    E N G I N E B 9 6 CODE MODEL YEAR This is the legal identifier for your Cadillac. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver’s side. You can see it if you look through the windshield from outside your vehicle.

  • Page 313

    Some add-on electrical equipment can keep other components from working as they should. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Bef‘ore attempting to add anything electrical to your Cadillac, sce ”Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Cadillac” in the Index. 6-54 Headlamp Wiring The headlamp wiring has an individual fuse which is powered by a MaxiFuse@.

  • Page 314

    Circuit Breakers Fuse The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses and circuit breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is broken or melted, replace the fuse.

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    Fuse Usage MIRROR Inadvertent Power Relay, Outside Rearview Mirror, Data Line Connector (DLC), Flash-to-Pass Module FOG/DRL Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) Relay (Domestic Only), Fog Lamp Relay (Optional), Headlamp Switch, Right and Left Front Fog Lamps (Optional) J O (ENG)' Powertrain Control Module (PCM) CRANK Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)

  • Page 317

    MaxiFuselRelay Center The MaxiFuses and relays are located next to the engine compartment fuse block on the driver’s side of the engine. If a MaxiFuse should blow, have your vehicle serviced by your Cadillac dealer immediately. 3548631 (xi-) RELAY CENTER IDENTIFICATION...

  • Page 318

    Fuse Usage BODY 1 Real Time Dampening (RTD) Fuse, Convenience Fuse, BATT Fuse, Headlamp Wash Fuse (Export), Antenna Fuse, Park Lamp Relay, Right and Left Park Fuse BODY 2 Defog Relay, Pull-Down Fuse, Right and Left Heated Seat Fuse, Electronic Level Control (ELC) Fuse, Rear Defog Fuse, Heated Mirror Fuse BODY 3...

  • Page 319

    Fuse Usage BATT 2 Starter Enable Relay, Park-Neutral Position Switch, Crank Fuse, Injector 1 and 2 Fuse, Engine Control System (ECS) Fuse, PCM Fuse, DIS Fuse, Ignition- 1 Fuse, ACC Fuse IGN i* Front Ignition- 1 Relay, Oxygen Sensor 1 and 2 Fuse, Fuel Fuse, Cruise Fuse Starter Relay, PCM Fuse, AC BATT 1...

  • Page 320

    Fuse Usage PRNDL, Heated Windshield BODY (Optional), PZM, Cluster, Air Control Module (ACM), Upper and Lower Zone Motor, HVAC Solenoids, Climate Control Panel (Optional), Rear Defog Relay, ELC Relay TURN Cornering Lamp Switch, Right and Left Cornering Lamps, Electronic Flasher Module, Turn/Hazard Switch, Right and Left Rear Turn Signal Lamps, Right and Left Front Turn Signal...

  • Page 321

    Fuse Usage M I R Right and Left Outside Heated Mirror HTD SEAT R Passenger Heated Seat Relay _ _ _ ~ HTD SEAT L Driver Heated Seat Relay Trunk Pull-Down Motor PULLDOWN ELC Relay and Motor ANTENNA Power Mast Antenna HDLP WASH Headlamp Wash Motor Trunk Release Relay, Trunk...

  • Page 322

    Outer Low Beam ....*Illumination Entry Lock *For service information on these bulbs. contact your Cadillac dealer service department Application Number Instrument Panel Illumination...

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    Capacities and Specifications Engine Specifications ......... Displacement.

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    Specifications (Continued) Capacities and Capacities Transaxle (4T80-E) Crankcase (Engine Oil with Filter Change) Engine Cooling System Fuel Tank ......... R- 134a Refrigerant Vehicle Dimensions Wheel Base...

  • Page 325

    Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs AC Type A1096C refrigerant, be sure the proper refrigerant is used. 25096932 If you’re not sure, ask your Cadillac dealer. AC Type GF-580 25121468 AC Type PF-58 250 14377...

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    NOTES 6-67...

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    NOTES 6-68...

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    Section 7 Customer Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Cadillac if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects. This section includes information on:...

  • Page 329

    Your dealer has the facility, trained technicians, special tools and up-to-date information to promptly address any issue which may arise. Cadillac has empowered its dealers to make decisions and repair vehicles, and they are eager to resolve your concern to your complete satisfaction.

  • Page 330

    To assist customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use Text Telephones (TTYs), Cadillac has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with Cadillac by dialing: 1-800-833-CMCC. (TTY users in...

  • Page 331

    Roadside Service Cadillac’s exceptional Roadside Service is more than an auto club or towing service. It provides every Cadillac owner with the advantage of contacting a Cadillac advisor and, when appropriate, a Cadillac trained dealer technician who will provide on-site service.

  • Page 332

    Advisor will assist you and request the following information: A description of the problem Name, home address, home telephone number Location of your Cadillac and number you are calling from The model year, vehicle identification number and date of delivery...

  • Page 333

    Text Telephone (TTY) in the Roadside Service Center. Any customer who has access to a (TTY) or a conventional teletypewriter can communicate with Cadillac by dialing from the United States or Canada 1-800-833-CMCC daily, 24 hours.

  • Page 334

    Cadillac's commitment to provide the services you expect and deserve as a Cadillac owner. Gold Key Courtesy Transportation helps you get where you need to be when your Cadillac is in the dealership for warranty service.* Courtesy Vehicle Gold Key Courtesy Transportation provides you with transportation if your car requires warranty repairs.

  • Page 335

    Some state insurance regulations make rent vehicles to people under 21 years of age. If you are under 21 and have difficulty renting a vehicle, Cadillac will reimburse you up to $30/day, for any documented transportation you receive. Please consult your dealer for details.

  • Page 336

    BBB at any time. The BBB will attempt to resolve the complaint serving as an intermediary between you and Cadillac. If this mediation is unsuccessful, an informal hearing will be scheduled where eligible customers may present their case to an impartial third-party arbitrator.

  • Page 337

    REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying General Motors.

  • Page 338

    In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you'll notify us. Please call us at our Customer Assistance Center, 1-800-458-8006 or write: Cadillac Customer Assistance Center Cadillac Motor Car Division 30009 Van Dyke P.O. Box 9025...

  • Page 339

    Service Manuals Service manuals contain diagnostic and repair information for all chassis and body systems. They may be useful for owners who wish to get a greater understanding of their vehicle. They are also useful for owners with the appropriate skill level or training who wish to perform “do-it-yourself’...

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    NOTES 7-13...

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    NOTES 7-14...

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    ..Section 8 Index A / C For Engine Protection Message ........AirBag How Does it Restrain ...

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    ....... . . BBB Auto Line ....Better Business Bureau Mediation Brake .

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    ........Glass Inside of Your Cadillac ......

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    Driving City Defensive Drunken Freeway In a Blizzard In Foreign Countries IntheRain Night On Curves On Grades While Towing a Trailer Hill and Mountain Roads On Snow and Ice Through Water Wet Roads Winter With a Trailer DrunkenDriving Dual-Zone Climate Control Electrical Equipment, Adding Electrical System Electrochromic Daymight Rearview Mirror...

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    Fluid Capacities FogLamps Foreign Countries. Fuel ......FrenchLanguageManual ......FrontTowing Fuel DataPanel...

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    ......Keyless Entry System ......... . Keys .

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    N e t . Convenience Neutral (N). Automatic Transaxle New Vehicle Break-In Night Vision odometer Odometer. Trip Off-RoadRecovery Oil. Engine Oil Life Indicator Oil Pressure Light Operation Overdrive (@), Automatic Transaxle Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode Overheating Engine OwnerPublications Paint Spotting. Chemical Park (P) Automatic Transaxle ShiftingInto...

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    Rear Compartment Fuse Block ......Outside Seat Position ......Seatpassengers .

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    ..... . Service and Appearance Care ....Service and Owner Publications Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Cadillac Sheet Metal Damage ShiftLever Shifting...

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    ....Steering Wheel Touch Control Stop Engine Low Oil Pressure Message ....Stop Engine Overheated Message .

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    Trailer ........Brakes Driving on Grades Driving with Hitches .

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    ........Windows Express-Down ........Power .

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