Oldsmobile Cutlass 1999 Owner's Manuals
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The 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass 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 ªSRSº 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
are registered trademarks and the name CUTLASS is a
trademark 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.
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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
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Copyright General Motors Corporation 1998
Part No. 22600397 B First Edition All Rights Reserved
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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.
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 would
not 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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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
-6 Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
-11 Here Are Questions Many People Ask About
-- and the Answers
-12 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
-12 Driver Position
-19 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
-20 Right Front Passenger Position
-20 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
-27 Rear Seat Passengers1
-30 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for
Children and Small Adults
-32 Center Passenger Position
-37 Child Restraints
-49 Larger Children
-52 Safety Belt Extender
-52 Checking Your Restraint Systems
-52 Replacing Restraint System Parts
After a Crash
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Seats and Seat Controls
This section tells you about the seats -- how to
-- and also about reclining seatbacks and
You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to
adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is
moving. The sudden movement could startle and
confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you
don't want to. Adjust the driver's seat only when
the vehicle is not moving.
Lift the lever under the front seat 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.
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6-Way Power Seat (If Equipped)
The power seat button is located on the lower left side of
the driver's seat. This button allows you to move the
seat up, down, forward and backward. It also moves the
front of the seat up or down and the rear of the seat up
or down.Move the seat higher by lifting and holding the bottom
of the button. Lower the seat by pushing and holding the
top of the button.
To move the seat forward, push the rear of the button
forward. To move the seat backward, push the front of
the button rearward.
Raise the front of the seat by lifting and holding the
bottom front end of the button. Lower the front of
the seat by pushing and holding the top front end of
Raise the rear of the seat by lifting and holding the
bottom rear of the button. Lower the rear of the seat by
pushing and holding the top rear of the button.
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1-4 Reclining Front Seatbacks
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outer side of
the seat and move the seatback to where you want it.
Release the lever and ensure the handle returns to the
original position and the seatback is securely locked.
Pull up on the lever and the seat will go to an
upright position.But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle