Oldsmobile Aurora 1997 Owner's Manuals
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@ The 1997 Aurora Owner’s Manual
Seats and Restraint Systems
This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the “SRS” system,
Features and Controls
This section explains how to start and operate your Aurora.
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your audio system.
Your Driving and the Road
Here you’ll find helpful information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions.
Problems on the Road
This section tells what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc.
Service and Appearance Care
Here the manual tells you how to keep your Aurora running properly and looking good.
This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use.
Customer Assistance Information
This section tells you how to contact Oldsmobile for assistance and how to get service and owner publications.
It also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page
Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual. You can use it to quickly find
something you want to read.
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GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem,
OLDSMOBILE, the OLDSMOBILE Rocket Emblem
and the Aurora Emblem are registered trademarks
General Motors Corporation. “AURORA’ is used with
of Hankook Tire.
This manual includes the latest information at the time
it was printed.
W-e reserve the right to make changes in
the product after that time without further notice. For
vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name
of Canada Limited” for Oldsmobile
Division whenever it appears in this manual.
Please keep this manual in your Aurora,
so it will be
there if you ever need it when you’re on the road.
sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it
so the new
owner can use
Litho in U.S.A.
No. 22652542 B First Edition
National Institute for
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE EXCELLENCE
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For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a
French Language Manual:
Aux propri6taires canadiens: Vous pouvez vous
procurer un exemplaire de ce guide en franGais chez
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How to Use this Manual
Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning
to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you
do this, it will help you learn about the features and
controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find
that pictures and words work together to explain
A good place to look for what you need is the Index in
of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of all
that’s in the manual, and the page number where you’ll
Safety Warnings and Symbols
You will find a number of safety cautions in this book.
We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you
about things that could hurt
you if you were to ignore
These mean there is something that could hurt
you or other people.
In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then
we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the
hazard. Please read these cautions. If you don’t, you
others could be hurt.
dl You will also find a circle
with a slash through it in
this book. This safety
symbol means “Don’t,’’
“Don’t do this,” or “Don’t
let this happen.”
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
Also in this book you will find these notices:
These mean there is something that could
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.
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
You’ll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use
the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.
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These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle.
For example, these symbols are used on
PROTECT EYES BY
These symbols are important
for you and
These symbols have to
SIGNALS e e
DAYTIME - a
FOG LAMPS # 0
are on some
These symbols are used on
COOLANT - t-
ENGINE OIL w,
Here are some other symbols
you may see:
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@ Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
Here you’ll find information about the seats in your Aurora 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.
1-25 Seats and
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About
-- and the Answers
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
Right Front Passenger Position Supplemental Restraint System
Rear Seat Passengers
1-47 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
and Small Adults
Center Passenger Position
Larger Children Safety Belt Extender
Checking Your Restraint Systems
Replacing Restraint System Parts After
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Seats and Seat Controls
This part tells you about the seats -- how to adjust them,
and also about reclining seatbacks and head restraints.
The power seat controls are located on the driver’s and
passenger’s door panels.
Horizontal Control (A): Raise the front of the seat by
the forward edge of the button. Lower the front
of the seat by lowering the forward edge of the button.
Move the seat forward by moving the whole button
toward the front
of the vehicle.
Raise the rear
of the seat by raising the rear edge of the
button. Lower the rear
of the seat by lowering the rear
of the button. Move the seat back by moving the
whole button toward the rear
of the vehicle.
Moving the whole button
up or down raises or lowers
the whole seat.
Vertical Control (B): Move the reclining front seatback
rearward by moving the button toward the rear of the
vehicle. Move the seatback forward by movine
button toward the front of the vehicle.