battery CADILLAC ELDORADO 1997 10.G Owners Manual
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These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle.
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In moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal collisions,
even belted occupants
can contact the steering wheel or the
Air bags supplement the protection
provided by safety belts.
Air bags distribute the force of
the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body,
stopping the occupant more gradually. But air bags would
not help you
in many types of collisions, including
rollovers, rear impacts and side impacts, primarily because
an occupant’s motion is not toward those air bags. Air
bags should never be regarded
as anything more than a
supplement to safety belts,
and then only in moderate to
severe frontal or
What will you see after an air bag inflates?
After an air bag inflates, it quickly deflates, so
quickly that some people may not even realize the
air bag inflated. Some components of the air bag
-- the steering wheel hub for the driver’s air bag,
or the instrument panel for
the right front passenger’s
-- will be hot for a short time. The parts of the bag
that come into contact with
you may be warm, but not
to touch. There will be some smoke and dust
coming from vents in the deflated air bags. Air bag
inflation doesn’t prevent the driver from seeing or from
being able to steer the vehicle,
nor does it stop people
from leaving the vehicle.
When an air bag inflates, there is dust in the air.
s dust could cause breathing probliems
for people with a history of asthma or other
To avoid this, everyone in the
should get out as soon as it is safe $0 do so.
If you have breathing problems but can’t get out
of the vehicle after an air bag inflates, then get
fresh ah by OpeniIlg a WhdoW Or door*
Your vehicle has a feature that will automatically unlock
the doors and turn the interior lamps on when the air
bags inflate (if battery power is available). You can lock
the doors again and turn the interior
lamps off by using
the door lock and interior lamp controls.
In many crashes severe enough to inflate an air bag,
windshields are broken by vehicle deformation.
Additional windshield breakage may also
the right front passenger air bag.
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inflate, you’ll need some new
parts for your air bag
system. If you don’t get them, the air bag system
be there to help protect you in another crash.
A new system will include air bag modules and
parts. The service manual for your
vehicle covers the need to replace other parts.
Your vehicle is equipped with a crash sensing and
diagnostic module, which records information about
the air bag system. The module records intormation
about the readiness
of the system, when the sensors are
and driver’s safety belt usage at deployment.
only qualified technicians work on your air bag
system. Improper service
can mean that your air bag
won’t work properly. See your dealer for service.
If you damage the covering for the driver’s air
it may not work properly. You may have to
replace the air bag module. Do not open or break
air bag covering.
Air bags affect how your Cadillac should be serviced.
There are parts
of the air bag system in several places
around your vehicle. You don’t want the system to
inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your
and the Cadillac Service Manual have
information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag
To purchase a service manual, see “Service and
Owner Publications” in the Index.
For up to 18 s&%,dds after the ignition key is
turned off and the battery is disconnected, an air
bag can still idate during improper service. You
can be injured if you are close to an air bag when
it inflates. Avoid wires wrapped with yellow tape
or yellow connectors. They are probably part of
the air bag system. Be sure to follow proper
service procedums, and make sure the person
work for you is qualified to do SQ.
The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.
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With this feature, you
can lock and unlock the
doors, un%ock the trunk,
open the fuel door and turn
on your vehicle’s interior
lamps from about
(3 m) away using the RlKE
transmitter supplied with
RKE system operates on a radio frequency subject
to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules
and with Industry and Science Canada.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause hml interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that
may cause undesired operation
of the device.
Changes or modifications
to this system by other than
an authorized service facility could void authorization
to use this equipment.
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry and
Science Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device rnay not cause
(2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation
of the device.
The range of this system is about 10 feet (3 rn). At times
you may notice a decrease in range. This is
any remote keyless entry system. If the transmitter does
not work 81- if you have to stand closer to your vehicle
the transmitter to work, try this:
Check to determine if battery replacement is
necessary. See the instructions that follow.
Check the distance. You may be too far from your
vehicle. YOU may need to stand closer during rainy
Check the location. Other vehicles
81- objects rnay
be blocking the signal.
Fdke a few steps to the left
or right, hold the transmitter higher, and try again.
If you’re still having trouble, see your Cadillac
QP a qualified technician for service.
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Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine When you press this symbol to unlock the
driver’s door, the parking lamps on your vehicle will
blink twice. (You can program your vehicle
parking lamps will not flash. For more information,
see “Remote Confirmation” later
in this section.)
Pressing it again within five seconds will unlock the
other doors. Pressing this button will also disarm
optional theft-deterrent system and turn on the interior
lamps at night.
When you press
this symbol to lock the doors, the
lamps will blink once. (You can program your
vehicle so the parking lamps will not flash. For more
see “Remote Confirmation” later in this
This also arms the optional theft-deterrent system
when the ignition
Press this symbol to open the trunk.
Press ths button to open the fuel door.
pu(E transmitter can also be used to recall. the
memory settings for up
to two drivers. For more
information, see “Memory Seat
and Mirrors” in the Index.
Note that pressing the transmitter buttons numerous times (approximately
500 times) out of the vehicle‘s operating
range may cause the transmitter not
to work. Replacing
the battery and pressing the transmitter buttons 10 or
more times out
of range will also cause the transmitter
not to work. To reset the transmitter, you must be within
the vehicle’s operating range. Press and hold the trunk
button, and within one second, press and hold the lock
to hold both buttons for approximately
three seconds. See your Cadillac dealer for service if your
transmitter still doesn’t work properly.
This personalization feature allows the driver to program
the parlung lamps to blink or to remain off when the lock
or unlock buttons om the RISE transmitter are pressed.
SET (TIRIIP RESET) button to answer
“yes,” press the
WESET’ (INFO RESET) button to
indicate “no” or press the INFORMATION (INFO)
button to “skip” to the next personalization feature.
To begin programming, press the unlock button of the
RKE transmitter for the appropriate driver (1 or 2).
The ignition must be in the RUN position. Press and
INFORMATION (INFO) and RESET (INFO
RESET) buttons at the same time. The first message to
appear refers to
the programmable automatic door locks.
To skip this prompt, press the ‘I[NFQWMATION
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transmitter to verify that the correct driver is selected.
INFORMATION (INFO) and RESET (INFO
RESET) buttons at the same time for about two seconds.
As mentioned, memory recall is the fourth feature to
appear. To “skip” past the first three personalization
features, press the
INFORMATION (INFO) button.
REMOTE RECALL MEMORY appears, the
driver is able to recall memory settings when
button on the
RKE transmitter is pressed with the
LOCK. Press the TRIP SET (TRIP RESET)
button to select or press the RESET (INFO RESET)
button to answer no and to continue on to the next
(FEATURE ON displays when a yes response
is made and FEATURE OFF shows when a no response
If a no response was made, the KEY IN RECALL
MEMORY prompt will show next. This choice recalls
memory settings when the key is placed
A yes or no response is required.
For a list
of the other personalization features available,
see “Memory and Personalization Features” later
this section. Each
RKE transmitter is coded
to prevent another
transmitter from unlocking your vehicle. If
is lost or stolen,
a replacement can be purchased through
your dealer. Once your dealer has coded the new
transmitter, the lost transmitter will
not unlock your
vehicle. Each vehicle can have only two transmitters
matched to it.
normal use, the battery in your RKE transmitter
should Bast about four years.
You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won’t
work at the normal range in any location.
If you have to
to your vehicle before the transmitter works,
it’s probably time to change the battery.
When replacing the battery, use care not to touch
any of the circuitry. Static from your body
transferred to these surfaces may damage
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battery. Using the wrong size battery can damage th
sure the battery is positioned witk
(+) facing down.
3. Align the internal pieces of the transmitter, includin
the cover. Snap together to reinstall.
1. Use the round end of the door key or a coin to pry
open the transmitter.
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Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine e Lock the glove box.
Lock all the doors except the driver’s.
@ Then take the door key and remote keyless entry
If the ignition is off and
either door is open, the
SECURITY light will flash,
you to activate
the system (the light will
if the battery
has been disconnected and reconnected)
To arm the system, do the following:
1. Open the door.
2. Lock the door using the power door lock or the RKE
system. The SECURITY light should come on and
3. Close both doors. The SECURITY light should go
off within approximately 30 seconds.
The horn will sound and the lamps will flash for about
30 seconds when the door or trunk is opened without the
key or RKE system. The horn also sounds if the locks
Remember, the theft-deterrent system won’t activate
you lock the doors with a key or use the manual door
lock. It activates only if you use a power door lock
or the RKE system.
To avoid activating the alarm by accident:
8 The vehicle should be locked with the door key or
the manual door lock switch after the doors are
closed if you don’t want to activate the
a door with a key or use the RKE
system. (Pressing the unlock button on the RKE
transmitter disables the theft-deterrent system.)
Unlocking a door any other way will activate the
alarm. Turning the ignition key to
disarming the theft-deterrent system will also
activate the alarm.
If you activate the alarm by accident, unlock either door
with your key. You can also turn off the alarm by using
the unlock button
of the RKE system. The alarm won’t
stop if you
try to unlock a door any other way.
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Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine Move your shift lever to PARK (B) or NEUTRAL (N).
Your engine won’t start in any other position -- that’s a
safety feature. To restart when you’re already moving,
use NEUTRAL (N) only.
Don9$ try t0 shift &O (P) if YOUr CadihC
is moving. If you do, you could damage the
transaxle. Shift to PARK (P) only when your
vehicle is stopped.
1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal, turn your
to START. When the engine starts, let
go of the key. The idle speed will1 go down as your
engine gets warm.
2. If ,it doesn’t start right away, hold your key in
START for about three seconds at a time until your
Wait about 15 seconds between each
try to help avoid draining your battery.
3. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then
it could be flooded with too much gasoline.
Try pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to thc
floor and holding it there as you hold the key in
START for about three seconds. If the vehicle starts
briefly but then stops again, do the same thing.
Your engine is designed 80 work with the
in your vehicle. Hf YOU add electrical
parts or accessories, you could change the way
the engine operates. Before adding electrical
equipment, check with your dealer. If YOU don’t,
your enginme might not perform properly.
the part of this manual that teh how t~ do it
Your Vehicle” in the Index.
IF you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see
without damaging your vehicle. See “Towing
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Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine The light sensor for the DRL and the twilight sentinel is
located in the center of
the fiont defogger grrlle. pf you cover
the sensor, it will read “dark”
and the lamps will come on.
If the manual park lamp control has been left on, the
exterior lamps will
turn off approximately 10 minutes
after the ignition
is turned to LOCK or ACCESSORY.
This protects draining the battery in case you have
left the headlamps or parkmg lamps on. If
you need to purposely leave the Imps on for more than
10 minutes, use the manual control knob to turn the
lamps back on.
To delay the lamps from turning off, see
“Twilight Sentinel” earlier in this section. Cluster lighting
as instrument panel lighting
automatically dims when it becomes dark outside.
When it’s dark,
the brightness control can be manually
adjusted. Cluster lighting and instrument panel lighting
automatically brighten when it becomes light outside.
The illuminated entry system
turns on the courtesy
lamps and the backlighting to the door switches and
the lamp contr~l knob when a door is opened or if you
press a RKE transmitter button. Since the illuminated
entry system has
a photocell, this means that it must
be dark outside
in order for the courtesy lamps or
to turn on. The courtesy lamps turn off
approximately 20 seconds after the last door is closed or
after the ignition key
is placed in the ignition.
This feature prohibits the dimming of the instrument
panel lights during daylight while
the headlamps are on.
This feature operates with the light sensor for the
twilight sentinel and is fully automatic. When the light
sensor reads darkness outside,
the instrument panel
be adjusted. Backlighting to the instrument
also turn on.