GMC Sierra 2005 Owner's Manual

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Table of Contents
  • How to use this manual

    2
  • Vehicle symbols

    4
  • Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems

    7
  • Seats and Restraint Systems

    7
  • Front Seats

    9
  • Power seats

    10
  • Reclining seatbacks

    12
  • Head restraints

    13
  • Rear Seats

    14
  • Safety Belts

    16
  • Why safety belts work

    17
  • Questions and answers about safety belts

    20
  • How to wear safety belts properly

    21
  • Safety belt use during pregnancy

    29
  • Center passenger position

    30
  • Rear seat passengers

    31
  • Rear seat outside passenger positions

    32
  • Rear safety belt comfort guides for children and small adults

    34
  • Safety belt extender

    35
  • Child Restraints

    36
  • Infants and young children

    38
  • Child restraint systems

    42
  • Where to put the restraint

    44
  • Top strap

    46
  • Top strap anchor location

    48
  • Crew cab

    50
  • Securing a child restraint designed for the latch system

    53
  • Securing a child restraint in a center rear seat position

    55
  • Securing a child restraint in the center front seat position

    57
  • Securing a child restraint in the right front seat position

    58
  • With airbag off switch

    60
  • With passenger sensing system

    66
  • Airbag System

    69
  • Where are the airbags

    71
  • When should an airbag inflate

    73
  • How does an airbag restrain

    75
  • What will you see after an airbag inflates

    76
  • Airbag off switch

    77
  • Passenger sensing system

    80
  • Servicing your airbag-equipped vehicle

    84
  • Restraint System Check

    86
  • Replacing restraint system parts after a crash

    87
  • Section 2 Features and Controls

    89
  • Features and Controls

    89
  • Keys

    91
  • Remote keyless entry system

    92
  • Remote keyless entry system operation

    93
  • Battery replacement

    94
  • Doors and Locks

    96
  • Power door locks

    97
  • Delayed locking

    98
  • Programmable unlocking feature

    99
  • Rear door security locks

    101
  • Rear doors

    102
  • Tailgate removal

    103
  • Windows

    104
  • Power windows

    105
  • Sun visors

    106
  • Theft-Deterrent Systems

    107
  • Testing the alarm

    108
  • Starting and Operating Your Vehicle

    109
  • Ignition positions

    110
  • Starting the engine

    111
  • Starting your v8 engine

    112
  • Engine coolant heater

    113
  • Automatic transmission operation

    114
  • Manual transmission operation

    120
  • Shift speeds

    123
  • Automatic transfer case

    128
  • Parking brake

    138
  • Shifting into park (p)

    139
  • Shifting out of park (p)

    141
  • Parking your vehicle

    142
  • Engine exhaust

    143
  • Running the engine while parked

    144
  • Mirrors

    145
  • Temperature and compass display

    146
  • Compass calibration

    147
  • Temperature display

    148
  • Compass operation

    149
  • Outside camper-type mirrors

    151
  • Outside west coast-type mirrors

    152
  • Outside power mirrors

    153
  • Outside automatic dimming mirror

    154
  • Driver Information Center (DIC)

    155
  • OnStar ® System

    156
  • Steering wheel controls

    157
  • HomeLink ® Wireless Control System

    158
  • Homelink wireless control

    159
  • Using homelink

    161
  • Storage Areas

    162
  • Front storage area

    163
  • Sunroof

    165
  • Vehicle Personalization

    166
  • Easy exit seat

    167
  • Section 3 Instrument Panel

    169
  • Instrument Panel Overview

    169
  • Instrument panel overview

    172
  • Climate Controls

    173
  • Hazard warning flashers

    174
  • Turn signal/multifunction lever

    175
  • Headlamp high/low-beam changer

    176
  • Windshield washer

    177
  • Cruise control

    178
  • Setting cruise control

    179
  • Automatic headlamp system

    182
  • Fog lamps

    184
  • Dome lamp override

    185
  • Front reading lamps

    186
  • Accessory power outlets

    187
  • Climate controls

    188
  • Dual climate control system

    189
  • Defogging and defrosting

    190
  • Rear window defogger

    191
  • Dual automatic climate control system

    192
  • Automatic operation

    193
  • Manual operation

    194
  • Air conditioning

    196
  • Outlet adjustment

    197
  • Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators

    198
  • Instrument panel cluster

    199
  • Speedometer and odometer

    200
  • Safety belt reminder light

    201
  • Airbag off light

    202
  • Passenger airbag status indicator

    203
  • Battery warning light

    205
  • Voltmeter gage

    206
  • Brake system warning light

    207
  • Traction off light

    208
  • Engine coolant temperature gage

    209
  • If the light is flashing

    212
  • Oil pressure gage

    213
  • Maintenance Schedule

    214
  • Highbeam on light

    215
  • Fuel gage

    216
  • Driver information center (dic)

    217
  • Dic operation and displays

    218
  • Fuel information button

    219
  • Battery not charging

    221
  • Check oil level

    222
  • Driver door ajar

    223
  • Keyfob x battery low

    224
  • Oil pressure low

    225
  • Service air bag

    226
  • Service brake system

    227
  • Service ride control

    228
  • Transmission hot

    229
  • Dic vehicle customization

    230
  • Unlock feedback

    232
  • Alarm warning

    234
  • Audio system(s)

    235
  • Am-fm radio

    236
  • Finding a station

    237
  • Radio messages

    238
  • Radio with cd

    239
  • Playing the radio

    240
  • Rds messages

    244
  • Playing a cd

    247
  • Radio with cassette and cd

    249
  • Rds and xm

    253
  • Playing a cassette tape

    258
  • Cassette tape messages

    259
  • Cd adapter kits

    260
  • Radio with six-disc cd

    263
  • Using song list mode

    275
  • Rear seat entertainment system

    277
  • Stereo rca jacks

    278
  • Audio output

    279
  • Dvd player

    280
  • Remote control

    282
  • Dvd messages

    287
  • Rear seat audio (rsa)

    288
  • Audio steering wheel controls

    290
  • Radio reception

    291
  • Care of the cassette tape player

    292
  • Fixed mast antenna

    293
  • Xm™ satellite radio antenna system

    294
  • Section 4 Driving Your Vehicle

    295
  • Driving Your Vehicle

    295
  • Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle

    296
  • Control of a vehicle

    299
  • Anti-lock brake system (abs)

    300
  • Braking in emergencies

    302
  • Manual selectable ride

    304
  • Power steering

    305
  • Steering tips

    306
  • Off-road recovery

    310
  • Loss of control

    312
  • Environmental concerns

    317
  • Scanning the terrain

    318
  • Driving on off-road hills

    319
  • Approaching a hill

    320
  • Driving downhill

    323
  • Driving across an incline

    324
  • Stalling on an incline

    325
  • Driving in water

    326
  • Driving at night

    328
  • Driving in rain and on wet roads

    329
  • Driving through flowing water

    331
  • City driving

    332
  • Freeway driving

    333
  • Before leaving on a long trip

    334
  • Highway hypnosis

    335
  • Hill and mountain roads

    336
  • Winter driving

    338
  • If you are caught in a blizzard

    340
  • Rocking your vehicle to get it out

    342
  • Recovery hooks

    343
  • Loading your vehicle

    344
  • Steps for determining correct load limit

    345
  • Adding a snow plow or similar equipment

    350
  • Truck-camper loading information

    355
  • Towing

    357
  • Dinghy towing

    358
  • Dolly towing

    359
  • Towing a trailer

    362
  • If you do decide to pull a trailer

    363
  • Weight of the trailer

    364
  • Weight of the trailer tongue

    377
  • Safety chains

    379
  • Driving with a trailer

    380
  • Following distance

    381
  • Making turns

    382
  • Parking on hills

    383
  • Maintenance when trailer towing

    385
  • Power take-off (pto)

    391
  • Section 5 Service and Appearance Care

    395
  • Service and Appearance Care

    395
  • Service

    398
  • Doing your own service work

    399
  • Fuel

    400
  • Gasoline octane

    401
  • Fuel e-85 (85% ethanol)

    403
  • Filling the tank

    404
  • Checking Things Under the Hood

    406
  • Hood release

    407
  • Engine compartment overview

    408
  • Engine oil (gasoline engine)

    414
  • When to add engine oil

    415
  • What kind of engine oil to use

    416
  • Engine oil additives

    417
  • How to reset the engine oil life system

    418
  • How to check automatic transmission fluid

    421
  • Checking the fluid level

    422
  • How to add automatic transmission fluid

    423
  • Allison transmission

    424
  • Manual transmission fluid

    426
  • Hydraulic clutch

    428
  • Engine coolant

    429
  • What to use

    430
  • Adding coolant

    431
  • If steam is coming from your engine

    432
  • Cooling system

    434
  • Power steering fluid

    439
  • Windshield washer fluid

    440
  • Brake fluid

    441
  • Checking brake fluid

    442
  • Brake wear

    443
  • Brake adjustment

    444
  • Vehicle storage

    445
  • Rear Axle

    449
  • How to check lubricant

    450
  • Four-Wheel Drive

    451
  • Front Axle

    452
  • Noise Control System

    453
  • Bulb Replacement

    454
  • Roof marker lamps

    457
  • Replacement bulbs

    462
  • Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

    463
  • Tires

    464
  • Tire sidewall labelling

    465
  • Tire size

    467
  • Tire terminology and definitions

    468
  • Inflation - tire pressure

    470
  • How to check

    471
  • Dual tire operation

    472
  • When it is time for new tires

    475
  • Uniform tire quality grading

    477
  • Wheel replacement

    478
  • Used replacement wheels

    479
  • Tire chains

    480
  • If a tire goes flat

    481
  • Changing a flat tire

    482
  • Removing the spare tire and tools

    483
  • Removing the flat tire and installing the spare tire

    487
  • Secondary latch system

    495
  • Storing a flat or spare tire and tools

    499
  • Appearance Care

    502
  • Cleaning the inside of your vehicle

    503
  • Care of safety belts

    506
  • Cleaning exterior lamps/lenses

    507
  • Aluminum or chrome-plated wheels

    508
  • Sheet metal damage

    509
  • Chemical paint spotting

    510
  • Vehicle care/appearance materials

    511
  • Vehicle Identification

    512
  • Electrical System

    513
  • Instrument panel fuse block

    514
  • Center instrument panel fuse block

    516
  • Underhood fuse block

    517
  • Capacities and Specifications

    522
  • Section 6 Maintenance Schedule

    525
  • Maintenance schedule

    526
  • Using the maintenance schedule

    527
  • Scheduled maintenance

    528
  • Additional required services

    531
  • Maintenance footnotes

    533
  • Owner checks and services

    535
  • At least once a year

    536
  • Ignition transmission lock check

    537
  • Maintenance record

    542
  • Customer Assistance and Information

    545
  • Online owner center

    547
  • P.O. Box

    548
  • Roadside assistance program

    549
  • Canadian roadside assistance

    550
  • Courtesy transportation

    551
  • Additional program information

    552
  • Vehicle data collection and event data recorders

    553
  • Reporting Safety Defects

    554
  • Detroit, MI

    555
  • Service bulletins

    556

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