owner manual 1997 chevrolet cavalier
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0 The 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Owners Manual1-1 Seats and Restraint SystemsThis section tells you how to your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the use SRS system.
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Features and ControlsThis section explains howto start and operate your Chevrolet.
Comfort Controls and Audio SystemsThis section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your audio system.
Your Driving and the RoadHere youll find helpful information and tips about the road and to drive under different conditions. how
Problems on the RoadThis section tells what to do you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc. if
Service and Appearance CareHere the manual tellsyou how to keep your Chevrolet running properly and looking good.
Maintenance ScheduleThis section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids lubricants to use. and
Customer Assistance InformationThis section tells you how to contact Chevrolet for assistance and how to get service and owner publications. It also gives you information Reporting Safety Defects on page 10. on 8-
IndexHeres an alphabetical listing almost every subject in this manual. can use it to quickly find of You something you wantto read.
GMGENERAL MOTORS, GM, the Emblem, GM CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and the name CAVALIER are registered trademarksof General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed.We reserve the rightto make changesin the product after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name General Motorsof Canada Limited for Chevrolet it Motor Division whenever appears in this manual.in Please keep this manual your Chevrolet, so it will be If there if you ever need when youre on the road. you it sell the vehicle, please leave this manual it so the new in owner can use it.WE SUPPORT VOLUNTARY TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION THROUGHNational Institute for
We support voluntary technician certification.
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For Canadian OwnersWho Prefer a French Language Manual:Aux propribtaires canadiens:Vous pouvez vous procurer un exemplaire de ce guide en fraqais chez votre concessionaire ou au: DGN Marketing Services Ltd. 1500 Bonhill Rd. Mississauga, Ontario L5T IC7
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1996 @Copyright General Motors Corporation All Rights Reserved
The dynamic William C. Billy Durant shified gears frommaking carriages to making cars, forming half the team that gave birth to Chevrolet.
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Louis Chevrolet, the other half of the team, at the wheel of his experimental Classic Six, which entered production in 1912. That year 2999 vehicles were produced.
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and we are pledged to make ownership of your Chevrolet an enjoyable and rewarding experience.....
60's automotive excitement included Chevrolet landmarks like the Corvette Sting Ray, the sporty Camaro, and powerplants like the legendary 327 V8.
Your new Chevrolet continues a tradition of quality and value.
How to Use this ManualMany people read their owners manualfrom beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about features and the controls for your vehicle. Inthis manual, youll find that pictures and words worktogether to explain things quickly.
These mean there something thatcould hurt is you or other people.In the cautionarea, we tell you whatthe hazard is. Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the hazard. Please read thesecautions. If you dont, you or others could be hurt. You will also find a circle with a slash through it in this book. This safety symbol means Dont, Dont do this, or Dont let this happen.
A good place to lookfor what you needis the Index in the back of the manual. Its an alphabetical list of whats in the manual, andthe page number where youll find it.
Safety Warnings and SymbolsYou will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to you tell about things that could hurt you if you wereto ignore the warning.
Vehicle Damage WarningsAlso, this you find in book will
the area, notice In we tell something you about that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage these notices: would be not covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you whatdo to help to avoid the damage.
These mean thereis something that could damage your vehicle.
When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings n different colors i or in different words. Youll also see warning labels onyour vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION NOTICE. or
Vehicle Symbols These are some of the symbolsyou may find on your vehicle.For example, these symbols are used on an original battery:CAUTION POSSIBLE INJURY PROTECT EYES BY SHIELDING CAUSTIC FASTEN SEAT BELTS BURNS COOLANT AVOID SPARKS OR FLAMES SPARK OR FLAME COULD EXPLODE BATTERY POWER WINDOW WINDOW DEFOGGER ENGINE OIL PRESSURE
These symbols are important for you and your passengers whenever your vehicle is driven:
These symbols have to do with your lamps:
These symbols are on some of your controls:
These symbols are used on warning and indicator lights:
Here are some other symbols you may see:
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Section 1 Seats and Restraint SystemsHere youll find information about the seats in your Chevrolet and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn about some things you should nut do with air bags and safetybelts. 1-2 1-7 1-12 1-13 1-13 1-21 1-22 1-22 1-28 Seats and Seat Controls Safety Belts: Theyre forEveryone Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Driver Position Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Right Front Passenger Position Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Rear Seat Passengers 1-31 1-33 1-35 1-37 1-45 1-48 1-48 1-48 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Center Passenger Position Children Child Restraints Larger Children Safety Belt Extender Checking Your Restraint Systems Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
Seats r---d Seat ControlsThis section tells you about the seats-- how to adjust them -- and also about reclining seatbacks and head restraints.
Manual Front Seats
A CAUTION:You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual drivers seat while the vehicle is moving. The suddenmovement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal whenyou dont want to. Adjust thedrivers seat only when the vehicle is not moving. Lift the lever on the front of the drivers 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, make to sure the seat is locked into place.
Your Cavalier will be equipped with one of the following passenger seat adjusters.
Slide the lever under the passenger's to the right to seat unlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it.Then release the lever and try move the seat with your to body, to make sure the seat is locked place. into
If your Cavalier is equipped with easy-entryseats, this is your front passenger seat adjuster. Pull up on the lever at the front of the passenger's seat to unlock it. Slide the seat to a comfortable position. Then release the lever and try to move the seat with your body,to make sure the seat is locked into place.
Manual Lumbar Support (If Equipped)The manual lumbar support controlis located at the front of the driver's seat, toward the right. Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwiseto increase or decrease the amount of support your lower back. to
Reclining Front Seatbacks
To adjust the seatback,lift the lever on the outer of side the seat andmove the seatback to where want it. you Release the lever to lock the seatback. up on the Pull lever and the seat will to an upright position. go
But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving.
Sitting ina reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Evenyou buckle if CAUTION: (Continued)
Seatback Latches (2-Door Models)up, your safety belts cant their jobwhen do youre reclined like this. its The shoulder belt cant do job because it wont be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you