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2010 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Manual M

In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Vehicle Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Performance and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31

Seats and Restraint System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14 Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16 Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39 Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-73 Restraint System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-94

Features and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Doors and Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14 Theft-Deterrent Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-56 Object Detection Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-60

Universal Home Remote System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-69 Storage Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-75 Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-79

Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18 Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . 4-28 Driver Information Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-49 Audio System(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-82

Driving Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-43

Service and Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Checking Things Under the Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14 Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-48 Four-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-50 Front Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-52 Noise Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-53

2010 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Manual M

Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-54 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-57 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . 6-63 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-64 Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-110 Vehicle Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-117 Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-117 Capacities and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-126

Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2

Customer Assistance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1 Customer Assistance and Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15 Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-17 i-1

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, and the names SILVERADO and Z71 are registered trademarks of General Motors. This manual describes features that may or may not be on your specific vehicle either because they are options that you did not purchase or due to changes subsequent to the printing of this owner manual. Please refer to the purchase documentation relating to your specific vehicle to confirm each of the features found on your vehicle. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it appears in this manual. If the vehicle has the DURAMAX® Diesel engine, refer to the DURAMAX® Diesel supplement for additional and specific information on this engine. Keep this manual in the vehicle for quick reference.

Litho in U.S.A. Part No. 25854757 A First Printing

Canadian Owners Propriétaires Canadiens A French language copy of this manual can be obtained from your dealer/retailer or from: On peut obtenir un exemplaire de ce guide en français auprès du concessionnaire ou à l'adresse suivante:

Helm, Incorporated P.O. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207 1-800-551-4123

Numéro de poste 6438 de langue française

www.helminc.com

Index To quickly locate information about the vehicle, use the index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can be found.

©2009 General Motors. All Rights Reserved.

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Safety Warnings and Symbols Warning messages found on vehicle labels and in this manual describe hazards and what to do to avoid or reduce them. Danger indicates a hazard with a high level of risk which will result in serious injury or death. Warning or Caution indicates a hazard that could result in injury or death.

{ WARNING:

These mean there is something that could hurt you or other people.

Notice: This means there is something that could result in property or vehicle damage. This would not be covered by the vehicle's warranty.

A circle with a slash through it is a safety symbol which means “Do Not,” “Do not do this,” or “Do not let this happen.”

Vehicle Symbols The vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols are shown along with the text describing the operation or information relating to a specific component, control, message, gage, or indicator. M : This symbol is shown when you need to see your owner manual for additional instructions or information. * : This symbol is shown when you need to see a service manual for additional instructions or information.

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Vehicle Symbol Chart Here are some additional symbols that may be found on the vehicle and what they mean. For more information on the symbol, refer to the index. 0 : Adjustable Pedals 9 : Airbag Readiness Light # : Air Conditioning ! : Antilock Brake System (ABS) g : Audio Steering Wheel Controls or OnStar® $ : Brake System Warning Light " : Charging System I : Cruise Control B : Engine Coolant Temperature O : Exterior Lamps # : Fog Lamps

. : Fuel Gage + : Fuses i : Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer j : LATCH System Child Restraints * : Malfunction Indicator Lamp : : Oil Pressure g : Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors } : Power / : Remote Vehicle Start > : Safety Belt Reminders 7 : Tire Pressure Monitor _ : Tow/Haul Mode F : Traction Control M : Windshield Washer Fluid

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Section 1

In Brief

Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Instrument Panel (Base/Uplevel Version) . . . . . . . . 1-2 Instrument Panel (Premium Version) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Sensing System for Passenger Airbag . . . . . . . . . 1-13 Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14 Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Throttle and Brake Pedal Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 1-16 Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18 Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21 Four-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21

Vehicle Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Radio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-24 Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25 Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Bluetooth® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-26 Driver Information Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-27 Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28 Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28 Ultrasonic Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-28 Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29 Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-29 Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-30 Performance and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31 StabiliTrak® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-31 Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-32 Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-32 Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33 Driving for Better Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-33 Roadside Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-34 OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-34

1-1

Instrument Panel

Instrument Panel (Base/Uplevel Version)

1-2

A. Outlet Adjustment on page 4‑28. B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 4‑4. C. Driver Information Center (DIC) Buttons. See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 4‑49.

D. Hazard Warning Flashers on page 4‑3. E. Instrument Panel Cluster on page 4‑29. F. Shift Lever. See Automatic Transmission Operation

on page 3‑28 . Tow/Haul Selector Button (If Equipped). See Tow/Haul Mode on page 3‑34 . Range Selection Mode (Allison Transmission and Hydra-Matic® 6‐Speed Button (If Equipped). See Automatic Transmission Operation on page 3‑28.

G. Audio System(s) on page 4‑82. H. I.

Instrument Panel Storage on page 3‑76. Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (If Equipped). See Towing a Trailer on page 5‑49.

J. Exterior Lamps on page 4‑10. K. Hood Release on page 6‑15. L. Parking Brake on page 3‑50. M. Dome Lamp Override on page 4‑15 . Dome Lamps

on page 4‑14 . Fog Lamps on page 4‑13 (If Equipped).

N. Cruise Control on page 4‑7. O. Tilt Wheel on page 4‑3.

P. Horn on page 4‑3. Q. Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 4‑143

(If Equipped).

R. Automatic Transfer Case Control (If Equipped).

See Four-Wheel Drive on page 3‑36.

S. Ashtray (If Equipped). See Ashtray(s) and

Cigarette Lighter on page 4‑18.

T. StabiliTrak® System on page 5‑6 (If Equipped).

Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) on page 3‑60 (If Equipped). Pedal Adjust Button (If Equipped). See Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal on page 3‑26 . Heated Windshield Washer Fluid Button (If Equipped). Windshield Washer on page 4‑6 .

U. Accessory Power Outlet(s) on page 4‑17. V. Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning) on page 4‑18 or Climate Control System (With Heater Only) on page 4‑21 and Dual Automatic Climate Control System on page 4‑22.

W. Power Take Off (PTO) Control (If Equipped). See

Power Take Off (PTO) in the Duramax Diesel Supplement Index.

X. Passenger Airbag Off Control (If Equipped). See

Airbag Off Switch on page 2‑82.

Y. Glove Box on page 3‑75.

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Instrument Panel (Premium Version)

1-4

A. Outlet Adjustment on page 4‑28. B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 4‑4. C. D. Hazard Warning Flashers on page 4‑3 . E. Shift Lever. See Automatic Transmission Operation

Instrument Panel Cluster on page 4‑29.

on page 3‑28 .

F. Tow/Haul Mode on page 3‑34 (If Equipped). G. Driver Information Center (DIC) Buttons. See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 4‑49.

H. Audio System(s) on page 4‑82. I. Exterior Lamps on page 4‑10. J.

Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (If Equipped). See Towing a Trailer on page 5‑49.

K. Dome Lamp Override on page 4‑15 . Dome Lamps

on page 4‑14 .

L. Automatic Transfer Case Control. (If Equipped).

See Four-Wheel Drive on page 3‑36.

M. Hood Release on page 6‑15. N. Parking Brake on page 3‑50.

O. Cruise Control on page 4‑7. P. Tilt Wheel on page 4‑3. Q. Horn on page 4‑3. R. Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 4‑143. S. Climate Control System (With Air Conditioning) on page 4‑18 or Climate Control System (With Heater Only) on page 4‑21 or Dual Automatic Climate Control System on page 4‑22 (If Equipped).

T. Accessory Power Outlet(s) on page 4‑17 .

Cigarette Lighter (If Equipped). See Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter on page 4‑18 .

U. StabiliTrak® System on page 5‑6 (If Equipped). Pedal Adjust Button (If Equipped). See Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal on page 3‑26 . Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) on page 3‑60 (If Equipped). Heated Windshield Washer Fluid Button (If Equipped). See Windshield Washer on page 4‑6 .

V. Passenger Airbag Off Control (If Equipped).

See Airbag Off Switch on page 2‑82.

W. Glove Box on page 3‑75.

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Initial Drive Information This section provides a brief overview about some of the important features that may or may not be on your specific vehicle. For more detailed information, refer to each of the features which can be found later in this owner manual. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System The RKE transmitter is used to remotely lock and unlock the doors from up to 60 m (195 feet) away from the vehicle.

Press K to unlock the driver door. Press K again within three seconds to unlock all remaining doors.

Press Q to lock all doors. Lock and unlock feedback can be personalized. Press L and release to locate the vehicle. Press L and hold for more than two seconds to sound the panic alarm. Press L again to cancel the panic alarm. See Keys on page 3‑3 and Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 3‑4. Remote Vehicle Start With this feature the engine can be started from outside of the vehicle. Starting the Vehicle 1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle. 2. Press Q . 3.

Immediately after completing Step 2, press and hold / until the turn signal lamps flash.

When the vehicle starts, the parking lamps will turn on and remain on as long as the engine is running. The doors will be locked and the climate control system may come on.

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The engine will continue to run for 10 minutes. Repeat the steps for a 10-minute time extension. Remote start can be extended only once. Canceling a Remote Start To cancel a remote start:

. Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle and press

and hold / until the parking lamps turn off. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. Turn the ignition on and then back off.

.

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See Remote Vehicle Start on page 3‑7. Door Locks There are several ways to lock and unlock the vehicle. From outside, use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or the key in the driver door. From inside, use the power door locks or the manual door locks. To lock or unlock the door with the manual locks, push down or pull up on the manual lock knob.

Power Door Locks If available, these switches are located on the front doors. K : Press to unlock the doors. Q : Remove the key from the ignition and press to lock the doors. For more information, see:

. Programmable Automatic Door Locks on

page 3‑10 .

. Rear Door Security Locks on page 3‑10. Windows Turn the hand crank on each door to manually raise or lower the manual windows.

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Power Windows

Power Sliding Rear Window

If available, the power window switches are located on each of the side doors in the front and rear, if equipped.

On vehicles with a power sliding rear window, the switch is located in the overhead console.

The power sliding rear window cannot be operated manually. Push or pull the switch to open or close the window.

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