Oldsmobile Silhouette 1999 Owner's Manuals
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The 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette 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 8-10.
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 SILHOUETTE 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. For
vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name
ªGeneral Motors of Canada Limitedº for Oldsmobile
Division whenever it appears in this manual.
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
For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a
French Language Manual:
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Copyright General Motors Corporation 1998
Part No. 22600385 B First Edition All Rights Reserved
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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
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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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
-6 Rear Seats
-23 Safety Belts: They're for Everyone
-28 Here Are Questions Many People Ask About
-- and the Answers
-29 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
-29 Driver Position
-37 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
-38 Right Front Passenger Position
-38 Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
-46 Safety Belt Pretensioners
-50 Rear Seat Passengers1
-50 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children
and Small Adults
-52 Center Passenger Position (Bench Seat)
-54 Center Passenger Position (Bucket Seat)
-59 Built-in Child Restraint (Option)
-70 Child Restraints
-85 Larger Children
-88 Safety Belt Extender
-88 Checking Your Restraint Systems
-88 Replacing Restraint System Parts After
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Seats and Seat Controls
This section tells you about the seats -- how to adjust
them, take them out, put them back in and fold and
Driver's 4-Way Manual Seat
Use the lever on the front left side of the seat to adjust
the seat forward or rearward. Pull up the lever on the
front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to where you
To make sure the seat is locked into place, release the
lever and try to move the seat with your body.
To raise the seat, pull up on the lever on the front right
side of the seat. To lower the seat, push the lever down.
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.
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1-3 Manual Front Passenger Seats
To move the seat, pull up
the lever on the front of the
seat to unlock it.
Slide the seat to where you want it. To make sure the
seat is locked into place, release the lever and try to
move the seat with your body.
6-Way Power Seat (Option)
To adjust the six-way power seat:
Front Control (A): Raise the front of the seat by
holding the switch up. Hold the switch down to lower
the front of the seat.
Center Control (B): Move the seat forward or rearward
by holding the control to the front or rear. Raise or lower
the seat by holding the control up or down.
Rear Control (C): Raise the rear of the seat by holding
the switch up. Hold the switch down to lower the rear of
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Manual Lumbar Control
The knob for the lumbar
control is located on the
side of the seat.
Turn this knob to adjust the support for the lower back.
Reclining Front Seatbacks
All front seats recline.
To adjust the seatback, turn
this knob. It is easier to
recline the seat if you lean
forward, taking your weight
off the seatback.