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Slide the head restraint up or down so that the top of the
restraint is closest to the top
of your ears. This position
reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash.
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts
properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts.
And it explains the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR),
or air bag system.
I A CAUTION:
Don’t let anyone ride where he or she can’t wear
a safety belt properly. If you are in a crash and
you’re not wearing
a safety belt, your injuries
can be much worse. You can hit things inside the
vehicle or be ejected from it.
You can be seriously
injured or killed.
In the same crash, you might
if you are buckled up. Always fasten your
~ safety belt, and check that your passengers’ belts
are fastened properly too.
Your vehicle has a light that
comes on as a reminder to
buckle up. (See “Safety Belt
Reminder Light” in the
In most states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here’s why:
You never know if you’ll be in a crash. If you do have a
crash, you don’t know if it will be a bad
A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so
serious that even buckled up a person wouldn’t survive.
But most crashes are in between. In many of them,
who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk
away. Without belts they could have been badly
After more than
25 years of safety belts in vehicles,
the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling
... a lot!
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on the instrument
which shows AIR
The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for
malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical
problem. See “Air
Bag Readiness Light” in the Index
for more information.
How the Air Bag System Works
Where is the air bag?
The driver’s air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel.
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Safety Belt Extender
If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you
should use it.
But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your
dealer will order you an extender. It’s free.
When you go
in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the
extender will be long enough for you. The extender will
be just for you, and just for the seat in your vehicle that
you choose. Don’t let someone else use it, and use
only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach
it to the regular safety belt.
Checking Your Restraint Systems
Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light
and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and
anchorages are working properly.
Look for any other
loose or damaged safety
belt system parts. If you see
anything that might keep a safety belt system from
doing its job, have
it repaired. Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect you in a
crash. They can
rip apart under impact forces. If a belt
is torn or frayed, get a new one right away.
Also look for any opened or broken air bag covers, and
have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system
does not need regular maintenance.)
Replacing Restraint System Parts
After a Crash
If you’ve had a crash, do you need new belts?
After a very minor collision, nothing may be necessary.
But if the belts were stretched, as they would be if worn
during a more severe crash, then you need new belts.
If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision
damage also may mean you will need to have safety
or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs
may be necessary even if the belt wasn’t being used at
the time of the collision.
an air bag inflates, you’ll need to replace air bag
parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier
in this section.
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Should interference to this system occur, try this:
Check to determine if battery replacement is
See the instructions on battery
the distance. You may be too far from your
vehicle. This product has a maximum range. Check the location. Other vehicles
or objects may be
blocking the signal.
See your Cadillac dealer or
a qualified technician
or modifications to this system by other than an
authorized service facility could void authorization to
use this equipment.
* When you press this symbol to unlock the
driver’s door, the parking lamps on your vehicle will
blink twice. Pressing it again within
five seconds will
unlock the other doors. Pressing this button will also
disarm the optional theft-deterrent system and turn
on the interior lamps at night.
8 When you press this symbol to lock the doors,
the parking lamps
will blink once. This also arms the
optional theft-deterrent system.
Press this symbol to open the
@ Press this button to open the fuel door.
The Keyless Entry transmitter can
also be used to recall
the memory seats for up to
two drivers. For more
information see, “Memory Seat”
in the Index.
Note that pressing the transmitter buttons numerous
500 times) out of the vehicle’s
operating range may cause the transmitter not
Replacing the battery and pressing the transmitter
10 or more times out of range will also cause
the transmitter not to work.
To reset the transmitter,
be within the.vehicle’s operating range. Press
and hold the
trunk button and within one second
press the lock button. Continue to hold both buttons
for approximately three seconds. See your Cadillac
dealer for service
if your transmitter still doesn’t
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Testing the Alarm
1. From inside the vehicle, roll down the window, then
out of the vehicle, keeping the door open.
2. From outside of the vehicle, with the door open, lock
the vehicle using the power door lock or
and close the door. Wait 30 seconds.
3. Reach in and unlock the door using the manual lock
and open the door. The horn will sound and the
headlamps will flash.
If the alm does not sound when it should, check to see
if the horn works. The horn fuse may be blown. To
replace the fuse, see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the\
If the fuse does not need to be replaced, you may
need to have your Cadillac serviced.
To reduce the possibility of theft, always activate the
optional theft-deterrent system when leaving your vehicle.
I Your vehicle is equipped
with the PASS-Key
theft-deterrent system. PASS-Key
I1 is a passive
system. The system is
armed when the key is
removed from the ignition.
11 uses a resistor pellet in the ignition key that
is read by a decoder module-in your vehicle. If the key
resistor matches the code stored
in the vehicle module, the
vehicle’s fuel and starting systems will
be enabled. If an
incorrect key is used, the vehicle’s fuel and starting
systems are disabled for three minutes. Additional attempts
this lockout period will not start the car.
If the engine does not start and the STARTING
DISABLED DUE TO THEFT SYSTEM, REMOVE
IGNITION KEY message is displayed in the Driver
Information Center, your
key should be checked for
Starting may be attempted with an undamaged
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If the STARTING DISABLED DUE TO THEFT
SYSTEM, REMOVE IGNITION KEY and WAIT
3 MINUTES messages are displayed, the key should
be cleaned and dried. After three minutes,
A START CAR message will appear at this time. If
the engine still does not start, wait 3 minutes and try a
At this time, fuses should be checked (see
“Fuses and Circuit Breakers”
in the Index). If the engine
does not start with the duplicate key, your vehicle needs
service. See your Cadillac dealer
If the THEFT SYSTEM PROBLEM message is
displayed during vehicle operation,
your vehicle needs
servicing. Your vehicle will restart
if you turn it off;
however, your vehicle may be unprotected. See your
Cadillac dealer for service.
If an ignition key is lost or damaged, see your Cadillac
or a locksmith to have a new key made.
New Vehicle CLBreak-In’’
Your modern Cadillac doesn’t need an elaborate
“break-in.” But it
will perform better in the long
you follow these guidelines:
Don’t drive at any one speed -- fast or
-- for the first 500 miles (804 km).
Don’t make full-throttle starts.
200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time
your new brake linings aren’t yet broken
in. Hard stops with new linings can mean
premature wear and earlier replacement.
Follow this breaking-in guideline every
you get new brake linings.
0 Don’t tow a trailer during break-in. See
a ’Ilrailer” in the Index for more
0 Avoid making hard stops for the first
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Your engine is designed to work with the
electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical
parts or accessories, you could change the way
the engine operates. Before adding electrical
with your dealer. If you don’t,
your engine might not perform properly.
If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see
the part of this manual that tells how to do it
without damaging your vehicle. See “Towing
Your Vehicle” in the Index.
Engine Coolant Heater (Option)
In very cold weather, 0°F (- 18 O C) or colder, the engine
coolant heater can help. You’ll get easier starting and
better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually,
the coolant heater should be plugged
in a minimum of
four hours prior to starting your vehicle.
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and the DIC
will display TURN SIGNAL ON (after
a mile) to remind you to turn it off.
Arrows that flash rapidly when signaling for a turn or
lane change may
be caused by a burned out signal bulb.
Other drivers won’t see the turn signal.
Replace burned out bulbs to help avoid possible accidents. Check the fuse (see “Fuses and Circuit
in the Index) and for burned-out bulbs if the
arrow fails to work when signaling a turn.
Headlamp High/Low Beam
Pull the turn signal lever all
the way toward you and then release
it to change the
from low beam
or from high beam
to low. The blue light on the
instrument panel will
indicating high beam usage.
This lets you use the high-beam headlamps to signal the
driver in front
of you that you want to pass. It works
if the headlamps are ‘off.
Pull the turn signal lever toward you to use. When
0 If the headlamps are off, the high-beam headlamps
on. They’I1 stay on as long as you hold the
lever there. Release the lever to turn them
0 If the headlamps are on low beam, they will shift to
beam and stay there. Pull the lever toward you
to return to low beam.
If the headlamps are on high beam, they will switch
to low beam. To return to high beam, pull the lever
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In freezing weather, don’t use your washer until
is warmed. Otherwise the washer
fluid can form ice on the windshield, blocking
When using concentrated washer fluid,
follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
Don’t mix water with ready-to-use washer
fluid. Water can cause the solution to freeze
and damage your washer fluid tank and
other parts of the washer system.
water doesn’t clean as well as washer fluid.
Fill your washer fluid tank only 314 full
it’s very cold. This allows for
expansion, which could damage the tank
it is completely full.
windshield washer. It can damage your
washer system and paint.
Don’t use radiator antifreeze in your
Press and hold the
PUSH paddle to wash the windshield.
Release the paddle when you have enough fluid. The
clear the windshield and either stop or return
to your preset speed.
LOW WASHER FLUID will be displayed on the DIC
when the washer fluid reaches a low level.
Driving without washer fluid can be dangerous.
can block your vision and you could hit
vehicle or go off the road. Check the washer
fluid level often.
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Power Remote Control Mirror
The control on the driver’s
door armrest operates both
outside rearview mirrors. Rotate the control
to choose the right or
To adjust the mirror, push the control knob in the
direction you want the mirror to go. Adjust each mirror
so you can see the side of your vehicle and the area
behind your vehicle.
When you operate the rear window defogger, it also
warms both outside mirrors to help clear them
Driver’s Outside Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror (Option)
The driver’s side outside mirror will adjust for the glare
of headlamps behind you. This feature is controlled
the on and off settings on the electrochromic mirror. See
“Electrochromic Daymight Rearview Mirror” earlier in
Convex Outside Mirror
Your passenger’s side mirror is convex. A convex mirror’s
surface is curved
so you can see more fiom the driver’s
This mirror does not have a dimming feature.
I A CAUTION:
A convex mirror can make things (like other
look farther away than they really are.
If you cut too sharply into the right lane, you
a vehicle on your right. Check your
inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before