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T h i s part covers the maintenance required for your Pontiac . Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety. dependability and emission control performance .


Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties .


See your Pontiac dealer for details .


Introduction


A Word About Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Your Vehicle and the Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 How This Part is Organized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277


A . Scheduled Maintenance Services


Using Your Maintenance Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Selecting the Right Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Schedule1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Schedule11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284


B . Owner Checks & Services


AtEachFuelFill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 At Least Once a Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 At Least Once a Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 C . Periodic Maintenance Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 D . Recommended Fluids & Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 E . MaintenanceRecord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294


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A Word About Maintenance We at General Motors want to help you keep your vehicle in good working condition. But we don’t know exactly how you’ll drive it. You may drive very short distances only a few times a week. Or you may drive long distances all the time in very hot, dusty weather. You may use your vehicle in making deliveries. Or you may drive it to work, to do errands or in many other ways. Because of all the different ways people use their GM vehicles, maintenance needs vary. You may even need more frequent checks and replacements than you will find in the schedules in this part. So please read this part and note how you drive. If you have any questions on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, see your Pontiac dealer, the place many GM owners choose to have their maintenance work done. Your dealer can be relied upon to use proper parts and practices.


bur Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the environment. All recommended maintenance procedures are important. Improper vehicle maintenance or the removal of important components can significantly affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or even the wrong tire inflation can increase the level of emissions from your vehicle. To help protect our environment, and to help keep your vehicle in good condition, please maintain your vehicle properly.


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How This Part is Organized The remainder of this part is divided into five sections: Section A: Scheduled Maintenance Services shows what to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are technically qualified and have the necessary equipment, you should let your dealer’s service department or another qualified service center do these jobs. 1 CAUTION A dangerous. In trying to do some jobs, you can be


Pe~%oxming maintenance work on a vehicle can be


seriously injured. Do your own maintenance work only if you have the requited know-how and the proper tools and equipment for the job. If’ you have any doubt, have a qualified technician do the work.


If you are skilled enough to do some work on your vehicle, you will probably want to get the service information GM publishes. You will find a list of publications and how to get them in this manual. See the Index under Sewice Publications.


Section B: Owner Checks & Services tells you what should be checked whenever you stop for fuel. It also explains what you can easily do to help keep your vehicle in good condition. Section C : Periodic Maintenance Inspections explains important inspections that your Pontiac dealer’s service department or another qualified service center should perform. Section D: Recommended Fluids & Lubricants lists some products GM recommends to help keep your vehicle properly maintained. These products, or their equivalents, should be used whether you do the work yourself or have it done. Section E: Maintenance Record provides a place for you to record the maintenance performed on your vehicle. Whenever any maintenance is performed, be sure to write it down in this section. This will help you determine when your next maintenance should be done. In addition, it is a good idea to keep your maintenance receipts. They may be needed to qualify your vehicle for warranty repairs.


Maintenance Schedule Section A: Scheduled Maintenance Services


Selecting the Right Schedule First you’ll need to decide which of the two schedules is right for your vehicle. Here’s how to decide which schedule to follow:


Using Your Maintenance Schedules This section tells you the maintenance services you should have done and when you should schedule them. Your Pontiac dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you to be happy with it. If you go to your dealer for your service needs, you’ll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM parts. These schedules are for vehicles that:


carry passengers and cargo within recommended limits. You will find these limits on your vehicle’s Tire-Loading Information label. See the Index under Loading Your Ehicle. are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal driving limits. use the recommended unleaded fuel. See the Index under Fuel.


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Schedule I1 Follow Schedule 11 only if none of the above conditions is true.


Schedule I Is any one of these true for your vehicle? Most trips are less than 4 miles (6 km). Most trips are less than 10 miles (16 km) when outside temperatures are below freezing. The engine is at low speed most of the time (as in door-to- door delivery, or in stopand-go traffic). You operate your vehicle in dusty areas. You tow a trailer. (With some models, you shouldn’t ever tow a trailer. See the Index under Towing a Trailer.)


If any one (or more) of these is true for your driving, follow Schedule I.


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Schedule I


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Maintenance Schedule Section A: Scheduled Maintenance Services [cant.] Schedule I1 Follow Schedule I1 ONLY if none of the driving conditions specified in Schedule I apply.


TO BE SERVICED


ITEM NO.


See Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance Services following Schedules I and II.


WHEN TO PERFORM


Miles (kilometers) or Months


(whichever occurs first).


I Spark Plug Replacement * I Air Cleaner Filter Replacement" 1 Supercharger Oil Check (3.8L Code 1 engine only)


10


12


Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 krn).


I Every 30,000 Miles (50 O00 km). 1 Every 3 0 , ~ Miles (50 OOO km) or 36 Months.


The services shown in this schedule up to 45,000 miles (75 000 km) are to be performed after 45,000 miles at the same intervals. MILES (000)


15


7.5


KILOMETERS (000) 25


12.5


22.5


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30


50


37.5


62.5


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*An Emission Control Service. A The US. Environmental Protection Agency


has determined that the failure to perjorm this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle use&l life. General Motors, however, urges that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded in Section E: Maintenance Record.


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Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance Services Below are explanations of the services listed in Schedule I and Schedule II. ITEM NO. SERVICE


Engine Oil and Filter Change-Always use SG Energy Conserving II oils of proper viscosity. The “SG” designation may be shown alone or in combination with others, such as “SG/CC,” “SG/CD” or “SF, SG, CC,” etc. To determine the preferred viscosity for your vehicle’s engine (e.g., SAE 5W-30 or SAE 10W-30), see the Index under Engine Oil. Chassis Lubrication-Lubricate linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage. Lubricate the front and rear suspension and steering linkage.


the transaxle shift


The proper fluids and lubricants to use are listed in Section D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. All parts should be replaced and all necessary repairs done before you or anyone else drives the vehicle. ITEM NO. SERVICE


Throttle Body Mounting Bolt Torque-Check the torque of the mounting bolts and/or nuts. Tire and Wheel Rotation and Inspection-For proper wear and maximum tire life, rotate your tires following the instructions in this manual. See the Index under fires, Inspection & Rotation. Check the tires for uneven wear or damage. If you see irregular or premature wear, check the wheel alignment. Check for damaged wheels also.


*An Emission Control Service. a The US. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle useful life. General Motors, however, urges that all recommended maintenance sewices be pe$ormed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded


failure to pe$orm this maintenance item will not nullifL the emission warranty or


in Section E: Maintenance Record.


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ITEM NO. SERVICE


Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection*- Inspect the belt for cracks, fraying, wear and proper tension. Replace as needed.


6 Cooling System Service*-Drain, flush and refill the system with new or approved recycled coolant conforming to GM Specification 1825M. Keep coolant at the proper mixture as specified. See the Index under Coolant. This provides proper freeze protection, corrosion inhibitor level and engine operating temperature. Inspect hoses and replace if they are cracked, swollen or deteriorated. Tighten screw-type hose clamps. Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. Wash the pressure cap and neck. To help ensure proper operation, we recommend a pressure test of both the cooling system and the pressure cap.


ITEM NO. SERVICE


Transaxle Service-Change both the filter every 15,000 miles (25 000 km) if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions:


fluid and


In heavy city traffic where the outside tem- perature regularly reaches 90°F (32OC) or higher. In hilly or mountainous terrain. When doing frequent trailer towing. Uses such as found in taxi, police car or delivery service.


If you do not use your vehicle under any of these .conditions, change both the fluid and filter every 100,000 miles (160 000 km). Spark Plug Replacement*-Replace spark plugs with the proper type. See the Index under Replacement Parts.


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ITEM NO. SERVICE


Spark Plug Wire Inspection* *-Inspect burns, cracks or other damage. Check the boot fit at the coils and at the spark plugs. Replace wires as needed.


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10 Air Cleaner Filter Replacement*-Replace every


30,000 miles (50 OOO krn) or more often under dusty conditions. Ask your dealer for the proper replacement intervals for your driving conditions.


ITEM NO. SERVICE


11


Fuel 'hnk, Cap and Lines Inspection**- Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines (including fuel rails and injection assembly) for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for an even filler neck imprint or any damage. Replace parts as needed. Periodic replacement of the fuel filter is not required.


12 Supercharger Oil Check-Check oil every


30,000


miles (50 000 km) or 36 months. Add the proper synthetic oil. See the I d a under Recommended Fluids & Lubricants.


*An Emission Control Service. b R e US. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nulliJjl the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle [email protected] lije. General Motors, however, urges that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded in Section E: Maintenance Record.


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Section B: Owner Checks & Services


Listed below are owner checks and services which should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependability and emission control performance of your vehicle.


Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown in Section D.


At Each Fuel Fill (It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill.)


CHECK


OR SERVICE Engine Oil Level


Engine Coolant Level


Windshield Washer Fluid Level


WHAT TO DO


Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary. See the Index under Engine Oil for further details. Check the engine coolant level in the coolant recovery tank and add the proper coolant mix if necessary. See the Index under Coolant for further details. Check the windshield washer fluid level in the windshield washer tank and add the proper fluid if necessary. See the Index under Windshield Washer Fluid for further details.


At least Once a Month


CHECK


OR SERVICE


Tire Inflation


WHAT TO DO


Check tire inflation. Make sure they are inflated to the pressures specified on the Tire-Loading Information label located on the rear edge of the driver’s door. See the Index under Tires for further details.


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CHECK


OR SERVICE


At Least Once a Year I Lubricate the key lock cylinders with the lubricant specified in Section D. Lubricate all body door hinges. Also lubricate all hinges and latches, including those for the hood, rear compartment, glove box door, console doors and any folding seat hardware. Section D tells you what to use.


Key Lock Cylinders Body Lubrication


WHAT TO DO


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1. Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the vehicle. 2. Firmly apply both the parking brake (see the Index under Parking Brake if necessary) and the


regular brake. NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately if it starts. 3. Try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should work only in P (Park) or N (Neutral).


If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service.


Steering Column Lock


While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the key to Lock in each shift lever position.


The key should turn to Lock only when the shift lever is in P (Park). The key should come out only in Lock.


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CHECK


OR SERVICE


Interlock (BTSI)


WHAT TO DO


When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. If it does, you or others b could be injured. Follow the steps below.


1. Before you start, be sure you have enougl- - >om around the vehicle. It shoulc -e parked on a


level surface.


2. Firmly apply the parking brake (see the Index under Parking Brake if necessary).


Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle P (Park) Mechanism Check


Underbody Flushing


NOTE: Be ready to apply the regular brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. 3. With the engine off, turn the key to the Run position, but don’t start the engine. Without


applying the regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of P (Park) with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of P (Park), your vehicle’s BTSI needs service.


When you are doing this check, your vehicle could begin to move. You or others could be injured and property could be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of your vehicle


in case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move. P a l R ull a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake.


To check the parking brake: With the engine running and transaxle in N (Neutral), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. To check the P (Park) mechanism’s holding ability: Shift to P (Park). Then release all brakes. At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to clean thoroughly any areas where mud and other debris can collect.


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Maintenance Schedule Section C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections


Listed below are inspections and services which should be performed at least twice a year (for instance, each spring and fall). You should let your GM dealer’s service department or other qualified service center do these jobs. Make sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.


INSPECTION OR SERVICE


Steering, Suspension and Front-Wheel-Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection Exhaust System Inspection


Throttle Linkage Inspection


Brake System Inspection


WHAT SHOULD BE DONE


Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear, or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering lines and hoses for proper hookup, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Clean and then inspect the drive axle boot seals for damage, tears or leakage. Replace seals if necessary. Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body near the exhaust system. Look for broken, damaged, missing or out-of-position parts as well as open seams, holes, loose connections, or other conditions which could cause a heat build-up in the floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle. See the Index under Engine Exhaust. Inspect the throttle linkage for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts. Replace parts as needed.


Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hookup, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. Also inspect drum brake linings for wear and cracks. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, calipers, parking brake, etc. Check parking brake adjustment. You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your NOTE: A low brake fluid level can indicate worn disc brake pads which may need to be serviced. Also, if the brake system warning light stays on or comes on, something may be wrong with the brake system. See the Index under Brake System Warning Light. If your anti-lock brake system warning light stays on or comes on, something may be wrong with the anti-lock brake system. See the Index under Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light.


driving habits or conditions result in frequent braking.


Section I: Recommended Fluids & Lubricants


NOTE: Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number or specification may be obtained from your GM dealer.


FWID/WBRICANT


I Engine Oil


GM Goodwrench Motor Oil or equivalent for API service SG Energy Conserving II oils of the proper viscosity. The “SG” designation may be shown alone or in combination with others, such as “SG/CC,” “SG/CD,” or “SF, SG, CC,” etc. To determine the preferred viscosity for your vehicle’s engine, see the Index under Engine Oil. A 50/50 mixture of water (preferably distilled) and good quality ethylene glycol base antifreeze (GM Part No. 1052753 or equivalent) conforming to GM Specification 1825M or approved recycled coolant conforming to GM Specification 1825M. Delco Supreme [email protected] Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 1052535) or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid.


Hydraulic Brake System


Parking Brake Guides t Power Steering System


Automatic Transaxle Supercharger


Chassis lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent). GM Hydraulic Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 1052884) or equivalent. [email protected] Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 12345881). Supercharger Oil (GM Part No. 12345982).


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Key Lock Cylinders


I Automatic Transaxle


Shift Linkage Floor Shift Linkage Chassis Lubrication


Windshield Washer Solvent


I oil or silicone lubricant (GM Part No. 1052276 or 1052277).


FLUD/UIBRICANT


Lubricate with Multi-Purpose Lubricant (GM Part No. l2345l20), synthetic SAE 5W-30 engine


Engine oil.


Engine oil. Chassis lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent). GM [email protected] Washer Solvent (GM Part No. 1051515) or equivalent.


USAGE


FLUID/LUBRICANT


Hood Latch Assembly a. Pivots and Spring


Anchor


b. Release Pawl


Hood and Door Hinges, Fuel Door Hinge, Rear Compartment Lid Hinges Weatherstrips


a. Engine oil.


b. Chassis lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB


(GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent).


Engine oil or Lubriplate Lubricant (GM Part No. 1050109).


Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579 or equivalent).


See the Index under Replacement Parts for recommended replacement filters, valves and spark plugs.


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Maintenance Schedule Section E: Maintenance Record


After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the columns indicated. When completing the Maintenance Performed column, insert the numbers from the Schedule I


or Schedule I1 maintenance charts which correspond to the maintenance performed. Also, you should retain all maintenance receipts. Your owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them.


DATE


ODOMETER READING


SERVICED BY


MAINTENANCE PERFORMED


DATE


ODOMETER READING


SERVICED BY


MAINTENANCE PERFORMED


Maintenance Schedule Section E: Maintenance Record [cant.]


DATE


ODOMETER READING


SERVICED BY


MAINTENANCE PERFORMED


Part 8 Customer Assistance Information


H e r e you will find out how to contact Pontiac if you need assistance. This part also tells you how to obtain service publications and how to report any safety defects.


Customer Satisfaction Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298 Customer Assistance for the Hearing or Speech Impaired. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299 .300 BBB MediatiodArbitration Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303 Service Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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For prompt assistance, please have the following information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative:


Your name, address, telephone number Vehicle Identification Number (This is available from the vehicle registration or title, or the plate attached to the left top of the instrument panel and visible through the windshield.) Dealership name and location Vehicle delivery date and present mileage Nature of concern


STEP ONE: Discuss your concern with a member of dealership management. Complaints can often be quickly resolved at that level. If the matter has already been reviewed with the Sales, Service, or Parts Manager, contact the owner of the dealership or the General Manager. STEP TWO: If after contacting a member of Dealership Management, it appears your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center by calling 1-800-PM CARES. In Canada, contact GM of Canada Customer Assistance Centre in Oshawa by calling 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French). In Mexico, call (525) 254-3777. In Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands, call 1-809-763-1315. In all other overseas locations, contact GM International Export Sales in Canada by calling 1-416-644-4112.


Customer Satisfaction Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and Pontiac. Normally, any concern with the sales transaction or the operation of your vehicle will be resolved by your dealer’s Sales or Service Departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions of all concerned, misunderstandings can occur. If your concern has not been resolved to your satisfaction, the following steps should be taken:


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When contacting Pontiac, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved in the dealership, using the dealership’s facilities, equipment and personnel. That is why we suggest you follow Step One first if you have a concern.


Customer Assistance Fior the Hearing or Speech Impaired To assist owners who have hearing difficulties, Pontiac has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its Customer Assistance Center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer who has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter (TTY) can communicate with Pontiac by dialing: 1-800-TDD-PONT. (TDD users in Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.)


We encourage you to call the toll free number listed previously in order to give your inquiry prompt attention. However, if you wish to write Pontiac, write to:


United States Pontiac Division Customer Assistance Center One Pontiac Plaza Pontiac, MI 48340 Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Assistance Centre 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7


A listing of all Pontiac Zone Offices and offices outside the U.S. which can assist you can also be found in the warranty booklet.


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GM Participation In Better Business Bureau Mediationhlrbitration Program* Our experience has shown that the Customer Satisfaction Procedure described earlier in this part has been very successful in achieving customer satisfaction. However, if you have not been substantially satisfied, Pontiac wants you to be aware of GM’s voluntary participation in a no-charge mediatiodarbitration program called BBB AUTO LINE. This program is administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus through local Better Business Bureaus. It can resolve individual disputes involving vehicle repairs and the interpretation of your New Vehicle Limited Warranty.


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We prefer that you not resort to BBB AUTO LINE until after a final decision is made under the Customer Satisfaction Procedure. However, you may file a claim at any time by contacting your local Better Business Bureau (BBB) at the following toll-free number: 1-800-955-5100. For further information about filing a claim, you may also write to:


BBB AUTO LINE Council of Better Business Bureaus 4200 Wilson Boulevard Suite 800 Arlington, VA 22203


In order to file a claim, you will have to provide your name and address, the vehicle identification number (VIN) of your vehicle, and a statement of the nature of your complaint. BBB staff may try to help resolve your dispute through mediation. If mediation is not successful, or if you do not wish to participate in mediation, eligible customers may present their case to an impartial third-party arbitrator at an informal hearing. The arbitrator will render a decision in your case, which you may accept or reject. If you accept a valid arbitrator decision, GM will be bound by that decision. The entire dispute settlement process should ordinarily take about 40 days from the


time you file your complaint to the time a decision is rendered (or 47 days if you did not first contact your dealer or Pontiac) . We encourage you to use this program before or instead of resorting to the courts. We believe it offers advantages over courts in most jurisdictions because it is fast, free of charge, and informal (lawyers are not usually present, although you may retain one at your expense if you choose). Arbitrators make decisions based on the principles of fairness and equity, and are not required to duplicate the functions of courts by strictly applying state or federal law. If you wish to go to court, however, we do not require that you first file a claim with BBB AUTO LINE** unless state law provides otherwise.


Whatever your preference may be, remember that if you are unhappy with the results of BBB AUTO LINE, you can still go to court because an arbitrator’s decision is binding on GM but not on you, unless you accept it. Eligibility is limited by vehicle agehileage and other factors. For further information concerning the program, call the BBB at 1-800-955-5100. You may also call the Pontiac Customer Assistance Center.


* This program may not be available in all states, depending on state law. Canadian owners refer to your warranty booklet. General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or to discontinue its participation in this program. ** Some states may require that you$le a claim with BBB AUTO LINE before resorting to state-operated procedures (including court).


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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. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in the Washington, D.C. area) or write to:


NHTSA U.S. Department of Transportation Washington, D.C. 20590


You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.


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Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government If you live in Canada, and you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you should immediately notify Transport Canada, in addition to notifying General Motors of Canada Limited. You may write to:


Transport Canada Box 8880 Ottawa, Ontario KlG 352


Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you’ll notify us. Please call us at 1-8OO-PM-CARES, or write:


Pontiac Division Customer Assistance Center One Pontiac Plaza Pontiac, MI 48340


In Canada, please call us at 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French). Or, write:


General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Assistance Centre 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7


Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program Security While Bu Travel 1-800-ROADSIDE - 1-800-762-3743 As the proud owner of a new Pontiac vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program?’ This value-added service is intended to provide you with peace of mind as you drive in the city or travel the open road. Pontiac’s Roadside Assistance toll-free number is staffed by a team of technically trained advisors, who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We take anxiety out of uncertain situations by providing minor repair


information over the phone or making arrangements to tow your vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer. We will provide the following services for 3 years/36,000 miles, at no expense to you:


Vehicle out of fuel Keys locked in vehicle Tow to nearest dealer for warranty Change a flat tire Jump starts


We have quick, easy access to telephone numbers of the following services depending on your needs:


In many instances, mechanical failures are covered under Pontiac’s comprehensive warranty. However, when other services are utilized, our advisors will explain any payment obligations you might incur. Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when in Pontiac’s judgement the claims become obsessive in frequency or type of occurrence.


Hotels Glass replacement Rental vehicles or taxis Police, fire department or hospitals


*In Canada, call 1-8OO-268-68OO for details on Roadside Assistance.


303


Customer Assistance Information


w Pontiac Roadside


Assistance Program (em.)


For prompt and efficient assistance when calling, please provide the following information to the advisor:


Location of vehicle Telephone number of your location Vehicle model, year and color Mileage of vehicle Vehicle identification number Vehicle license plate number


While we hope that you never have the occasion to use our service, it is added security while travelling for you and your family. Remember, we’re only a phone call away. Pontiac Roadside Assistance-1-800-ROADSIDE - or 1-800-762-3743.


Service Publications


Information on how to obtain Product Service Publications and Indexes as described below is applicable only in the fifty US. states (and the District of Columbia) and only for cars and light trucks with GVWR less than 10,000 pounds (4536 kg). In Canada, information pertaining to Product Service Bulletins and Indexes can be obtained by writing to:


General Motors of Canada Limited Service Publications Department 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7


Pontiac regularly sends its dealers useful service bulletins about Pontiac products. Pontiac monitors product performance in the field. We then prepare bulletins for servicing our products better. Now, you can get these bulletins too. Bulletins cover various subjects. Some pertain to the proper use and care of your vehicle. Some describe costly repairs. Others describe inexpensive repairs which, if done on time with the latest parts, may avoid future costly repairs. Some bulletins tell a technician how to repair a new or unexpected condition. Others describe a quicker way to fix your vehicle. They can help a technician service your vehicle better.


Most bulletins apply to conditions affecting a small number of cars or trucks. Your Pontiac dealer or a qualified technician may have to determine if a specific bulletin applies to your vehicle.


Individual PSP’s If you don’t want to buy all the PSP’s issued by Pontiac for all models in the model year, you can buy individual PSP’s, such as those which may pertain to a particular model. To do this, you will first need to see our index of PSP’s. It provides a variety of information. Here’s what you’ll find in the index and how you can get one:


What You’ll Find in the Index A list of all PSP’s published by Pontiac in a model year (1990 or later). PSP’s covering all models of Pontiac vehicles are listed in the same index. Ordering information so you can buy the specific PSP’s you may want. Price information for the PSP’s you may want to buy.


Customer Assistance Information


How You Can Get an Index Indexes are published periodically. Most of the PSP’s which could potentially apply to the most recent Pontiac models will be listed in the most recent publication for that model year. This means you may want to wait until the end of the model year before ordering an index, if you are interested in buying PSP’s pertaining to a current model year car or truck. Some PSP’s pertaining to a particular model year vehicle may be published in later years, and these would be listed in the later year’s index. When you order an index for a model year that is not over yet, we’ll send you the most recently published issue. Check the order form for indexes for earlier model years.


Cut out the order form, fill it out, and mail it in. We will then see to it that an index is mailed to you. There is no charge for indexes for the 1990-1993 model years. Toll-Free Telephone Number If you want an additional order form for an index, just call toll-free and we’ll be happy to send you one. Automated recording equipment will take your name and mailing address. The number to call is 1-800-551-4123. A Very Important Reminder These PSP’s are meant for technicians. They are not meant for the “do-it- yourselferl’ Technicians have the equipment, tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job quickly and safely.


Pontiac Service Publications You can get these by using the following order form. Pontiac Division service manuals are intended for use by professional, qualified technicians. Attempting repairs or service without the appropriate training, tools, and equipment could cause injury to you or others and damage to your vehicle that may cause it not to operate properly.


1993 PONTIAC SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION


The following publications covering the operation in this book and mailing it with your check, money order or credit card information to H8h, Incorporated (address listed below).


and servicing of your vehicle can be purchased by filling out the Service Publications Order Form


CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 1993 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE


PRODUCT SERVICE PUBLICATIONS


Product Service Publications (PSP’s), are bulletins, letters and articles published for trained dealer service personnel. See Service Publica- tions listed previously in this section. A cumulative index is published quarterly during the current model year. The indexes list all PSP’s published by Pontiac


Form in the model year.


Number PSP Index


PSPI-93-P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSPI-92-P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSPI-91-P .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSPI-90-P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Year 1993 1992 1991 1990 NOTE: Form Numbers for individual Product Service Publications may be found in the PSP Index. Prices are $4.00 for for each additional PSP on the same order.


Price Free Free Free Free


the first PSP and $2.00


Number


PSP Bound Bulletin Book (Complete Year Bulletins) Form


Year Description 1991 All PSP’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S-91-PSP-4


15.00 1990 All PSP’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


15.00 S-90-PSP-4 For subscription information call Helm, Incorporated.


Price


SERVICE MANUALS


Service Manuals have the diagnosis, repair and overhaul information on engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steer- ing, body, etc.


Model 1993 Pontiac Bonneville *Please specify special body or engine types on order form. Write information in the Form Number column. For example: Turbo, Convertible.


. . . . . . . . . . . . . S-9310-H $43.00


Price


OWNER’S INFORMATION


Owner publications are written directly for Owners and intended to pro- vide basic operational information about the vehicle. The Owner’s Manual includes the Maintenance Schedule


for all models.


1993 Pontiac Bonneville Owner’s Manual


In Portfolio: lnClUd8S htffolio, Owner‘s Manualand Warranty Booklet. 1993 Pontiac Bonneville 1993 Pontiac Bonneville Without Portfolio: lncludes Owner’s Manual. 1993 Pontiac Bonneville Without Portfolio


SE In-Portfolio . . ,10202134 $15.00 SSEl In-Portfolio .lo215984


.lo202135


$15.00


$11.00


CURRENT & PAST MODEL ORDER FORMS


Service Publications are available for current and past model Pontiac vehicles. To request an order form, please specify year and model name of vehicle.


Address all inquiries to: HELM, INCORPORATED


PO. Box 07130 Detroit, MI 48207


Credit Card Orders ONLV: 1-800-782-4356


For information and inqulries call: (313) 883-1430


307 ’ ’


Notes


PONTIAC SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDER FORM


NOTE: Please complete form below (Print or Type) and MAIL TO:


c--


I ORDER TOLL FREE


Post Office Box 07130, Detroit, Michigan 482( I *Minimum Credit Card Order $10.00


For 1-800-782-4356


Card "Older Orders Only)


If further information


is needed, write Helm or call (: #) 883-1430.


(Monda -Frida 8130 A.M.-~:oo P.M. EST) ORDER INFORMATION NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE TOLL FREE NUMBER.


PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER'


ITEM DESCRIPTION


VEHICLE MODEL NAME


(ATTENTION)


(CUSTOMER NAME)


(STREET ADDRESS-NO P.0 BOX NUMBERS)


DAYTIME TELEPHONE NO. CODE


fCUSTOMER SIGNATURE)


(STATE)


(ZIP CODE)


address isdinerent from your shipping address shown.


Index


A B S Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Accessory Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Adding Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Electrical Equipment . . .93, 126. 265 Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Engine Oil Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . 242 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Sound Equipment Transaxle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 Windshield Washer Fluid . . . . . . . 243 Adjustable Support Seat . . . . . . . . . . . 11 AirBag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . .233. 271 Air Conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . .120. 123 Air Conditioner Refrigerant . . . . . . . 270 Air Inflator System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Alcohol in Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Aluminum Wheels


Cleaning .................... 262 Removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212


Antenna


Fixed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


142 142


Antifreeze . .205.206.239.240.270. 272 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . 155 Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Armrest. Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Ashtrays & Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . .91. 92 Audio Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 AM/FM Stereo Radio . . . . . . . . . . 128 AM/FM Stereo Radio with


Cassette Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129


. . 131


AM/FM Stereo with Cassette Player and Graphic Equalizer AM/FM Stereo with Compact


Disc Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Care of Audio Systems . . . . . . . . . 141 CD Player Anti-Theft Feature . . . . 137 Gain Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 . . . . . . 126 Hearing Damage Warning Radio Reception.


For the Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . 139


Automatic Transaxle


Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 Checking Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61


Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Battery Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Blizzard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Block Heater. Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 “Blowout.” Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Boost Gage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Brakes Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Drums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243. 272 Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Pedal Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 . . . 158 Wear Indicators-Front Brakes


Brake System Warning Light


Standard Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . 106 Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Braking in Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . 159 Braking Technique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 “Break-In, ” New Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . 57 Buckling Up (see Safety Belts)


311


Index


Bulb Replacement


Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246. 273 Taillight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247. 273 Bulbs. Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273


Capacities & Specifications . . . . . . 270 Carbon Monoxide in Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . .71. 72. 181


(see Safety Belts)


Cassette Tape Player (see Audio Systems) Center Front Lap Belt Center Passenger Position . . . . . . . . . 30 Chains. Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218. 256 Changing a Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Check Gages Warning Light . . . . . . . 108 Checking Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . .205, 239 Engine Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . 242 Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Transaxle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Checking Things Under the Hood . . . 227


. . I


312


Check Oil Level Warning Light ... 103 Chemical Paint Spotting . . . . . . . . . 264 Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Children and Safety Belts . . . . . .33. 42 Cigarette Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Circuit Breakers & Fuses . . . . . . . . 266 City Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Cleaner. Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233, 271 Cleaning Aluminum Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Cassette Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Fabric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258. 259 Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Glass ....................... 2.61 Head-Up Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Inside of Your Pontiac ......... 258 Outside of Your Pontiac . . . . . . . . 261 Power Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -142 Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 Special Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Underbody Maintenance . . . . . . . 264 Vinyl or Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 Warnings ...... .257. 258. 260. 262 Weatherstrips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 White Sidewall Tires . . . . . . . . . . 262 Windshield and Wiper Blades . . . 261


Climate Control


Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Standard .................... 120 Clock. Setting the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Clusters. Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . 96 Comfort Controls Electronic Climate Control . . . . . 123 Standard Climate Control . . . . . . 120 Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Compass ...................... 113 Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Convex Outside Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Coolant


Checking & Adding . . . . . . .205. 206. 239. 240 Function Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 “Low” Warning Light . . . . . . . . . 101 Proper Mixture to Use . . . . . . . . . 239 . . .202. 204. Safety Warnings About Temperature Gage . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Temperature Warning Light . . . . . 101 Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Curves. Driving on . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Customer Assistance Information . . 297


205. 206. 228. 240. 241


(See Safety Defects. Reporting)


Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . 83 Dead Battery: What to Do . . . . . . . . 193 Defects. Safety Defensive Driving .............. 150 Defogger. Rear Window . . . . . .l22. 124 Defogging Windows . . . . . . . . .l21. 124 Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l21. 124 Delco LOC II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Door Cup Holder DoorLocks .................... 47 Downshifting .......... .65. 176. 189 Driver Information Center . . . . . . . . . 111 Driver Fosition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Driving


At Night .................... 165 City ........................ 171 Controlling a Skid . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Defensively . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Drunken .................... 151 Freeway .................... 172 Hill and Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 In a Foreign Country . . . . . . . . . . 225 . . . . . . . . . 170 In Fog. Mist and Haze In the Rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Long Distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164


On Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Passing ..................... 163 Through Deep Standing Water . . . . 60 Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Drunken Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151


Electrical Equipment. Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93.126. 265 Electronic Climate Control . . . . . . . 123 Electronic Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Emergencies. Braking . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Emergencies on the Road . . . . . . . . . 191 Emergencies. Steering in . . . . . . . . . 161 Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Emergency Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . .60. 233 Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 Engine Coolant Temperature Gage . . 109 Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71. 181 Engine Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Engine Oil .................... 231 Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -232 Checking & Adding . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Check Level Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 103


Disposing of Used Oil . . . . . . . . . 233 Energy Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Oil Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Pressure Gage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Warning. Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 When to Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Engine Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Engine Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . 271 Engine, Starting Your . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Ethanol in Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Exhaust Dangerous Gas in . . . . . . . .71.72, 181 Parking with the Engine Running . . . . . . . . . . .70. 72 Expectant Mothers. Use of Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Express Open Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Expressway Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Extender, Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Exterior Appearance


(see Appearance Care)


(see Appearance Care)


Fabric Cleaning Fan Warnings . . . . . . . . . .194. 195, 204 Filling Your Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 313


Index


Filter


Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233. 271 Fuel ........................ 271 Oil .................... .233. 271 Finish Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Flashers. Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . 192 Flat Tire ...................... 208 Flooded Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Flow-Through Ventilation . . . . . . . . 125 Fluid Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243. 272 Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Power Steering . . . . . . .242. 270. 272 Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . .238. 270. 272 Windshield Washer . 76. 242. 272. 292 Fluids & Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 Fog. Driving in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85. 247 Foreign Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Foreign Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Freeway Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 French Language Manual . . . . . . . . . . 2 Fuel ..................... 222. 223 Alcohol in Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Capacity .................... 224 Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225


Door Release. Manual . . . . . . . . . 227 Door Release. Remote . . . . . . . . . 225 Exhaust Warnings . . . . . . .71. 72. 181 Filling Your Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Fuels with Alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Gage ....................... 109 In Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . 225 Low. Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . .222. 223 Function Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1ll FusePanel .................... 267 Fuses & Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . 266


Gages .......................


108 Fuel ........................ 109 Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . 109 Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Voltmeter .................... 110 Gasoline ...................... 222 Gasoline Tank. Filling Your . . . . . . . 226 Gas Station Information . . . . . . . . . . 320 Gear Positions


(see Shifting the Transaxle)


Gearshift Lever


(see Shifting the Transaxle)


Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Graphic Equalizer (see Audio Systems)


Halogen Bulb Replacement . .246. 273 Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . 192 Headlight & Taillight. Removing and Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . .246. 247 Headlight Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Head-Up Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Headlights ..................... 81 High-Low Beam Changer . . . . . . . 83 Instrument Panel Intensity Control .................... 84 Lamp Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 “On” Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Replacement Bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Wiring ..................... 269 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Heater (see Comfort Controls) Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 High Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83. 167 “Highway Hypnosis” . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . 176 Hills, Parking on . . . . . . . . . . . .177. 189


Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Safety Warning . . .194. 195. 204. 228 Warning. Overheated Engine . . . .196. 204.205.206.228.240. 241 Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 . . . . .196. Hot Engine. Safety Warnings 204.205.206.228.240. 241



How the Anti-Lock Brake


System Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -156 Hydroplaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169


Identification Number. Vehicle . . . . 264 Idling Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . .70. 72 If You’re Stuck in Sand. Mud.


Ice. or Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218


Ignition


Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Indicator Lights (see Warning Lights) Infant Restraint (see Child Restraints) Inflation. Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . 86 Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Instrument Panel Clusters . . . . . . . . . 96


Instrument Panel Warning Lights . . . 99 Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84


J ack. Tire


211 Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Keyless Entry. Remote . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46


L a m p Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Lane Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Lap-Shoulder Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . 19 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Use by Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Light Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Lighters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Lights


Air Bag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . 83 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Fog Lights Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . .81, 83, 246 “On” Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82


Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Removing & Replacing Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . .246. 247. 273 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Taillights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247. 273 Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Underhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Warning Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Loading Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 . . . . . . . . 50 Locks. Rear Door Security Locks. Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Long Distance Driving . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Low Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Low Fuel Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Low Oil Pressure Warning . . . . . . . . 102 Low Washer Fluid


Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Lubricants & Fluids . . . . . . . . . 272


Maintenance Record . . . . . . . . . . . 294 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . 275 Maintenance Services. Scheduled . . 278 Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . . . 104


Index


Manual Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Manual Reclining Seatback . . . . . . . . 12 Manual Remote Control Mirror . . . . . 87 Maxifuse/Relay Center . . . . . . . . . . 268 Methanol in Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Mileage Indicator


Mirrors


(see Odometer & Speedometer) Convex Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Electrochromic Day/Night . . . . . . . 86 Inside Manual Day/Night . . . . . . . . 86 Manual Remote Control . . . . . . . . . 87 Power Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . 88 Visor Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Mountain Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176


N e w Vehicle “Break-In” Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . .57. 184 Night Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165


octane Requirements


(see Fuel Requirements)


Odometer and Speedometer . . . . . . . . 98


... 316


Oil. Engine ....................


231 Capacity .................... 270 Pressure Gage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Quality ..................... 232 Thickness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Used Oil .................... 233 Warning Lights . . . . . . . . . . .102. 103 When to Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Oil Level Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Operation of Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . 87 Overdrive. Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Overheated Engine Warnings . . . . .202. 204.205.206.228.240. 241 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . .202.204.205. 206.228.240. 241 Owner Checks & Services . . . . . . . . 287


Overheated Engine Coolant


P a r k . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 62 Park. Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . .68. 69 Park. Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Parking On Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177. 189


(see Appearance Care)


Over Things That Burn . . . . . . . . . . 71 With the Engine Running . . . . .70. 72 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 PASS-Key I I T M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Passenger Belts (see Safety Belts) Passing ....................... 163 Performance Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Polishing and Waxing Power Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Power Seat ..................... 11 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Power Steering Fluid . . . .242. 270, 272 Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . .73. 269 Pregnancy. Use of Safety Belts During ...................... 29 Publications (see Service Publications)


(see Overheated Engine)


Radiator Overheating Radiator Pressure Cap . . . . . . .206. 241 Radio (see Audio Systems)


Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Rear Window Defogger . . . . . . .121, 124 Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Remote Fuel Door Lock . . . . . . . . . 225 Remote Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271 Replacement, Windshield Wiper . . . 248 Replacing Brake System Parts . . . . . 245 Replacing Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Replacing Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 Replacing Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . 302 Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Restraints, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Retained Accessory Power . . . . . . . . . 58 Roads, Hill and Mountain . . . . . . . . . 176 Road Signs .................... 145 Color ...................... 146 Shape ...................... 147 Symbols .................... 148 Traffic Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Your Own Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Roadside Assistance Program . . . . . 303


Rocking Your Vehicle . . . . . . . .182. 219 Rotation. Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251


S afety Belts .................... 13


Adults ....................... 18 Center Passenger Position . . . . . . . 30 Checking .................... 44 Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33, 42 Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Child Restraints-How to


Install Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Child Restraints, Where to Put . . . . 34 Cleaning .................... 260 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Driver Position Extender ..................... 43 Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 How to Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Passenger Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Pregnancy, Use During . . . . . . . . . . 29 Questions & Answers . . . . . . .17, 21. 22. 43. 44 Rear Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Reminder Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Right Front. Adult Passenger . . . . . 29


Smaller Children and Babies . . . . . 33 Top Strap .................... 36 Torn ........................ 44 Twisted ...................... 22 Why Your Should Wear


Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . 302 Scheduled Maintenance Services . . . 278 Seat Belts (see Safety Belts) Seat Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Adjustable Support Seat . . . . . . . . . 11 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Manual Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . . . . . 12 Manual Reclining Seatback Power Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Reclining Seatback . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12


Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) . . . 104 Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Service parts Identification Label . . -265 Service Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Service Publications Order Form . . 307 Service Station Information . . . . . . 320 Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Setting the Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . 98


3 1 7


Index


Sheet Metal Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Shifting Into P (Park) . . . . . . . . . .68. 69 Shifting Out of P (Park) . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Shifting the Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Signaling Turns . . . . . . . . . . . . .74. 149 Signs. Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 SIR (Air Bag) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Skidding ...................... 164 Snowstorm. If You’re Caught in a . . . 181 Sound Equipment. Adding . . . . . . . . 126 Sound Systems (see Audio Systems) Spare Tire. Compact . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Specifications & Capacities . . . . . . . 271 Speed Control (see Cruise Control) Speedometer and Odometer . . . . . . . . 98 Stains. Removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Standard Climate Control . . . . . . . . . 120 Starting Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Starting Your Vehicle if the Battery


Steering


is “Dead” (see Jump Starting) In Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Power ...................... 160 Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Variable Effort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . 139 3 1 8 4 c


Steering Wheel. Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Stereo Sound Systems (see Audio Systems) Storage Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . -56 Door Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Rear Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Sunglasses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Stuck; If You Are . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Sunroof. Express Open . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Sun Visors ..................... 88 Supplemental Inflatable Restraint


System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22


Tachometer .................... 99 Tape Player (see Audio Systems) Technical Facts & Specifications


Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Electrical Equipment. Add-on . . . . . . . . . . . .93. 126. 265 Fluid Capacities & Types . . .270. 272 Fuses & Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . 266 Service Parts Identification


Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265


Vehicle Identification Number


(VIN) .................... 264 Temperature Warning . . . . . . . .101, 109 Theft-Deterrent System . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Security Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Thermostat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Tilt Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Time, Setting the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Tires ......................... 250 Air Inflator System . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Blowout .................... 208 Buying New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218, 256 Flat, Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Inflation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Inspection & Rotation . . . . . . . . . . 251 Loading .................... 250 Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218, 250 Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Spare, Compact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Wheel Alignment & Tire Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . 255 When to Replace Wheels . . . . . . . 255 Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Torque Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179


Towing a Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Towing Your Pontiac Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Traction Control System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Traffic Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Transaxle, Automatic


(see Automatic Transaxle)


Transmission, Automatic


(see Automatic Transaxle)


Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Trunk Lock ........................ 55 Release, Remote Power . . . . . . . . . 56 Turn Signal Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Turn SignaUHeadlight Beam Lever ....................... 73 Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Headlight High-Low Beam Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Lane Change Signals . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Turn Signal Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Windshield Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Twilight Sentinel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84


Underhood Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Unleaded Gasoline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Urban Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171


. . . 160 Variable Effort Steering . . . Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .l21, 125 VIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 64 Visor Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Voltmeter ...................... 110


warning Flashers. Hazard . . . . . . . 192 Warning Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . 106 Battery ..................... 104 Brake ...................... 105 Check Gages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Low Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . . 104


Oil ..................... 102. 103 Service Engine Soon . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Traction Control System . . . . . . . . 107 Washer. Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Weight


Gross Axle Weight Rating


Gross Vehicle Weight Rating


(GAWR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 (GVWR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Wheel Alignment&Tire Balance . . . 255 Wheel Covers. How to Remove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 . . . . . . . . . .216. 270 Wheel Nut Torque Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Windows. Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Windshield Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76. 242 Low Fluid Warning Light . . . . . . . 105 Windshield Wiper Replacement . . . . 248 Windshield Wipers . . . . . . .75. 261. 269 Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Deep Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 If You’re Caught in a Blizzard . . . . 181 Wrecker Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197


If Your Vehicle is Stuck in


319


Service Station Information


Hood Release- See Page 227


Engine 011 See Page 231


See Page 242


See Page 236


See


Tire-Loading Information label on inside edge of driver’s door. See Page 250


Fuel- Capacity 18 U.S. Gal. (68 L) Use unleaded gas only,


:&ne or higher (Code L Engine) or 91 octane (Code 1 Engine). See Page 222


87 oc


320


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The Delco [email protected] batter no water. See Page 245


y needs


Check and add coolant only at the coolant recovery tank. The fluid should be at or a little above the FULL HOT mark when the engine is warm. If the engine is cool, the level should be between the FULL COLD and FULL HOT marks. See Page 238


Compact Spare: 60 psi (420 See Page 217


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1993 PONTIAC Bonneville (SE, SSE, SSEi) OWNER'S MANUAL


Pontiac Bonneville


1993 Owner’s Manual Table of Contents Introduction How to Use this Manual ............... 3 Part 1 Seats & Safety Belts ................. s Part 2 Features & Controls ............... .45 Part 3 Comfort Controls & Audio Systems .... 119 Part 4 Your Driving and the Road ......... .I45 I Part 5 Problems on the Road .............. 191 Part 6 Service & Appearance Care ......... 221 I Part 7 Maintenance Schedule. ........... .275 Part 8 Customer Assistance Information ... ,297 P a r t s Index ............................ 311 Service Station Information. ... Last Page


Includes “Reporting Safety Defects” on page 302


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Important Notes About this Manual Please keep this manual in your Pontiac, so it will be there if you ever need it when you’re on the road. If you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes in the product after that time without further notice.


Note to Canadian Owners For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Pontiac Division whenever it appears in this manual. For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual: Aux proprietaires canadiens: Vous pouvez vous procurer un exemplaire de ce guide en francais chez votre concessionaire ou au DGN Marketing Services Ltd., 1500 Bonhill Rd., Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1C7.

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