wipers CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 1996 2.G Owners Manual
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Your modern Cadillac doesn’t need an elaborate
it will perform better in the long
if you follow these guidelines:
Keep your speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) or
less for the first
500 miles (804 km).
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
time you get new brake linings.
* Don’t tow a trailer during break-in. See
“Towing a Trailer” in the Index for more
Avoid making hard stops for the first
With the ignition key in the ignition switch, you can turn
the switch to five different positions.
ACCESSORY (A): This position lets you use things
like the radio and the windshield wipers when the
engine is off.
To use the ACCESSORY position, push in
the key and turn it toward you. Your steering wheel will
remain locked, just
as it was before you inserted the key.
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Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
stop your Cadillac and turn the ignition to
OFF position, you can use these accessories
10 more minutes.
Trunk Release for
When you open a door or after
10 minutes, everything
off. If you want power for another 10 minutes,
just turn the key to the RUN position and then back to
Starting Your Engine
Move your shift lever to PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N).
Your engine won’t start in any other position -- that’s a
To restart when you’re already moving,
Don’t try to shift to PARK (P) if your Cadillac
If you do, you could damage the
transmission. Shift to
PARK (P) only when your
vehicle is stopped.
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WIPER: To control
the wipers, turn the
band on the
MIST Turn the band to MIST and then release it for a
single wipe cycle. For more cycles, hold the band on
LO or HI: Turn the band toward you to either LO (low
speed) or to HI (high speed), depending on the wiper
speed you want.
DELAY With this you can set the wiper speed for a
long or short delay between wipes. Move the band to
DELAY for long delays. The closer you get to LO, the
shorter the delay.
OFF: To turn the wipers off, turn the band to OFF.
Be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades
before using them. If they’re frozen to the windshield,
carefully loosen or thaw them.
If your blades do become
damaged, get new blades or blade inserts.
Heavy snow or ice can overload your wiper motor.
circuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools. Clear
away snow or ice to prevent an overload.
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At the top of the turn signal lever is a paddle with the
PUSH on it. To spray washer fluid on the
windshield, press the paddle. The washer will continue
to spray until you release the paddle. The wipers will
clear the window and wipe a few more times before
or returning to the previous setting.
_In freezing weather, don’t use your washer until
the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer
fluid can form ice on the windshield, blocking
With cruise control, you can
maintain a speed
25 mph (40 km/h) or more
without keeping your foot
on the accelerator. This can
really help on long trips. Cruise control does not
work at speeds below about
25 mph (40 km/h).
When you apply your brakes, the cruise control shuts off.
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Add-on Electrical Equipment
Don’t add anything electrical to your Cadillac
unless you check with your dealer first. Some
electrical equipment can damage your vehicle
and the damage wouldn’t be covered by your
warranty. Some add-on electrical equipment
can keep other components from working as they should.
Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to
add anything electrical to your Cadillac, see “Servicing
Your Air Bag-Equipped Cadillac”
in the Index.
The headlamp wiring is protected by an internal circuit
An electrical overload will cause the lamps to go
off, or in some cases to remain off. If this happens,
have your headlamp wiring checked right away.
The windshield wiper motor is protected by an internal
circuit breaker and a
fuse. If the motor overheats due to
heavy snow, etc., the wipers will stop until the motor
cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical
problem, be sure to get it fixed.
Power Windows and Other Power Options
Circuit breakers protect the power windows and other
power accessories. When the current load is
the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the
circuit until the problem is fixed or goes away.