CADILLAC CTS 2003 1.G Owners Manual
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1-1 Seats and Restraint Systems
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CADILLAC, the CADILLAC Crest & Wreath are
registered trademarks and the name CTS is a trademark
of General Motors Corporation.
This manual includes the latest information at the time it
was printed. We reserve the right to make changes after
that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in
Canada, substitute the name ªGeneral Motors of Canada
Limitedº for Cadillac Motor Car Division whenever it
appears in this manual.
Please keep this manual in your vehicle, so it will
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These mean there is something that could hurt
In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is.
Y ou will also find a circle
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
Also, in this book you will find these notices:
These mean there is something that could damage
In the notice area, we tell you about something that can
damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would
not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly.
But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid
When you read other manuals, you might see
CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different
colors or in different words.
You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle.
They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.
Your vehicle may be equipped with components and
labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols,
used on your vehicle, are shown along with the text
describing the operation or information relating to a
specific component, control, message, gage or indicator.
If you need help figuring out a specific name of a
component, gage or indicator reference the following
topics in the Index:
ªEngine Compartment Overviewº
Also see ªWarning Lights and Gagesº in the Index.
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These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle:
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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
Here you'll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also
learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts.
-2 Seats and Seat Controls
-10 Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
-15 Here Are Questions Many People Ask About
-- and the Answers
-16 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
-16 Driver Position
-22 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
-23 Right Front Passenger Position
-24 Air Bag Systems
-35 Safety Belt Pretensioners1
-36 Rear Seat Passengers
-39 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children
and Small Adults
-45 Restraint Systems for Children
-58 Older Children
-61 Safety Belt Extender
-61 Checking Your Restraint Systems
-62 Replacing Restraint System Parts After
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Seats and Seat Controls
This section tells you about the power seats -- how to
adjust them, and also about the reclining front seatbacks,
memory seats, lumbar adjustments and heated seats.
Two-Way Manual Passenger Seat
Lift the bar under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide
the seat to where you want it and release the bar. Try to
move the seat back and forth with your body to be sure
the seat is locked in place.
Six-Way Power Seats (If Equipped)
If your vehicle is equipped with power seats, the
controls are located on the outboard sides of the front
Move the front of the horizontal control up or down
to adjust the front portion of the cushion.
Move the rear of the horizontal control up or down
to adjust the rear portion of the cushion.
Lift up or push down on the center of the horizontal
control to move the entire seat up or down.
To move the seat forward or rearward, slide the
horizontal control forward or rearward.
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1-3 Memory Seat and Mirrors (If Equipped)
This feature allows you to program and recall memory
settings for the driver's seating and outside rearview
mirror driving positions for up to two drivers.
The buttons for this feature
are located on the driver's
Use the following steps to program the buttons:
1. Adjust the driver's seat including the seatback
recliner and both outside mirrors.
2. Press and hold button 1 for at least three seconds.
Two beeps will sound to confirm that the seat and
mirror positions have been saved.
3. Repeat the procedure for a second driver
using button 2.If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the
vehicle must be in PARK (P) to recall the stored driving
positions. If your vehicle has a manual transmission and
the engine is running, the parking brake must be set to
recall the memory seat driving positions. The stored
driving positions can be recalled without setting the
parking brake if the vehicle is off.
Press one of the numbered memory buttons to recall the
stored setting. Each time a memory button is pressed, a
single beep will sound.
Three chimes will sound and the setting will not be
recalled if you press button 1 or 2 while the engine is
running and the vehicle is not in PARK (P) on an
automatic transmission or the parking brake is not
set on a manual transmission.
If you would like the stored driving positions to be
recalled when unlocking your vehicle with the remote
keyless entry transmitter or when you place the key in
the ignition, see ªVehicle Programming and
Personalization Featuresº in the Index.
To stop recall movement of the memory feature at any
time, press one of the power seat or mirror controls.
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Two personalized exit positions can also be
programmed. Use the following steps to program
1. Press memory seat button 1 or the button with
the unlock symbol on the remote keyless entry
transmitter with the number 1 on the back to recall
the drive position.
2. Adjust the driver's seat to the desired exit position.
3. Press and hold the exit button located above
buttons 1 and 2 on the driver's door armrest for
at least three seconds.
Two beeps will sound to confirm that the exit
position has been saved.
4. Repeat the procedure for a second driver using
memory seat button 2 or the remote keyless entry
transmitter with the number 2 on the back.To recall the stored exit positions, press and release the
exit button. One beep will sound, and the seat will move
to the previously stored exit position for the currently
identified driver. If an exit position has not been stored
for this driver, the seat will move all the way back. The
position of the outside mirrors is not stored or recalled
for the exit position.
If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the
vehicle must be in PARK (P) to recall the exit positions.
For a manual transmission, the parking brake must
be set if the engine is running to recall the stored
Three chimes will sound and the exit setting will not be
recalled if you press the exit button while the engine is
running and the vehicle is not in PARK (P) on an
automatic transmission or the parking brake is not set on
a manual transmission.
If you would like your stored exit position to be recalled
when unlocking the vehicle with the remote keyless
entry transmitter or when the ignition is turned off and
the driver's door is opened, see ªVehicle Programming
and Personalization Featuresº in the Index.