Oldsmobile Bravada 1999 Owner's Manuals
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The 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner's Manual
1-1 Seats and Restraint SystemsThis section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the air bag system.
2-1 Features and ControlsThis section explains how to start and operate your vehicle.
3-1 Comfort Controls and Audio SystemsThis section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your audio system.
4-1 Your Driving and the RoadHere you'll find helpful information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions.
5-1 Problems on the RoadThis section tells you what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc.
6-1 Service and Appearance CareHere the manual tells you how to keep your vehicle running properly and looking good.
7-1 Maintenance ScheduleThis section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use.
8-1 Customer Assistance InformationThis section tells you how to contact Oldsmobile for assistance and how to get service and owner publications.
It also gives you information on ªReporting Safety Defectsº on page 8-9.
9-1 IndexHere'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 name BRAVADA are registered trademarks of
General Motors Corporation.
This manual includes the latest information at the time it
was printed. We reserve the right to make changes in the
product after that time without further notice.
Please keep this manual in your vehicle, so it will be
there if you ever need it when you're on the road. If you
sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new
owner can use it.
We support voluntary
Litho in U.S.A.
Copyright General Motors Corporation 1998
Part No. 22600381 A First Edition All Rights Reserved
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About Driving Your Vehicle
As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate
this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or
an accident. Be sure to read the ªon
-roadº driving guidelines in this manual. (See
ªDriving Guidelinesº and ªOperating Your Vehicle
Off Paved Roadsº in the Index.)
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
back of the manual. It's an alphabetical list of what's in
the manual, and the page number where you'll find it.
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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 or
others could be hurt.
You will also find a circle
with a slash through it in
this book. This safety
symbol means ªDon't,º
ªDon't do thisº or ªDon't
let this happen.º
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Vehicle Damage Warnings
Also in this book you will find these notices:
These mean there is something that could
damage your vehicle.
In the notice area, we tell you about something that can
damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage wouldnot 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
You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use
the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.
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are used on an
for you and
have to do with
are on some of
are used on
Here are some
you may see:
These are some of the 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
-8 Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
-13 Here Are Questions Many People Ask About
-- and the Answers
-14 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
-14 Driver Position
-20 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
-21 Right Front Passenger Position
-21 Air Bag System
-28 Rear Seat Passengers1
-31 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for
Children and Small Adults
-34 Center Rear Passenger Position
-38 Child Restraints
-49 Larger Children
-52 Safety Belt Extender
-52 Checking Your Restraint Systems
-52 Replacing Restraint System Parts After
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Seats and Seat Controls
This section tells you about the seats -- how to adjust
them and fold them up and down.
Manual Passenger Seat
Pull the lever under the front of the manual seat up to
unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it. Then
release the lever and try to move the seat with your body
to make sure the seat is locked into place.
Power Seat(s) (If Equipped)
The control pad is on the side of your seat.
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Horizontal Control: Raise the front of the seat by
raising 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
edge of the button. Move the seat rearward 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: Move the reclining front seatback
rearward by moving the button toward the rear of the
vehicle. Move the seatback forward by moving the
button toward the front of the vehicle.Power Lumbar Control
The control is on the side
of the driver's and
Press and hold the front of the control until you have the
desired lumbar support. To decrease lumbar support,
press the rear of the control.
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1-4 Memory Seat (If Equipped)
If your vehicle has this
feature, the memory seat
control on the driver's seat
seat looks like this.
You can use this memory function to save your
seat cushion and seat back settings by using the
1. Adjust the driver's seat to a safe and comfortable
driving position.2. Press the SET button and then one of the two
numbered memory buttons. You will hear a chime
for each button pushed to confirm that your settings
have been placed in memory.
3. To program your remote keyless entry transmitter,
press the UNLOCK button within five seconds of
programming the memory button. You will hear a
chime to confirm programming of the transmitter.
When your vehicle is in PARK (P), push and release the
numbered memory button you just stored. The seat will
move to the set position. You will hear one chime.
Pressing the unlock button of a remote keyless entry
transmitter will adjust the seat to the corresponding
stored memory position. You will hear one chime.
To store a new position, repeat Steps 1 and 2 to readjust
the seat. The keyless entry transmitter need not be
programmed unless it needs to correspond to the other
numbered memory button.