GMC SAFARI 2004 User Manual
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2004 GMC Safari Owner Manual M

Seats and Restraint Systems ...........................

1-1

Front Seats ...............................................

1-2

Rear Seats ...............................................

1-7

Safety Belts .............................................

1-13

Child Restraints .......................................

1-35

Air Bag System .......................................

1-63

Restraint System Check ............................

1-71

Features and Controls .....................................

2-1

Keys ........................................................

2-2

Doors and Locks .......................................

2-6

Windows .................................................

2-14

Theft-Deterrent Systems ............................

2-16

Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ...........

2-17

Mirrors ....................................................

2-30

HomeLink® Transmitter .............................

2-32

Storage Areas .........................................

2-35

Instrument Panel .............................................

3-1

Instrument Panel Overview ..........................

3-2

Climate Controls ......................................

3-18

Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators .........

3-23

Audio System(s) .......................................

3-38

Driving Your Vehicle .......................................

4-1

Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle

..... 4-2

Towing ...................................................

4-29

Service and Appearance Care ..........................

5-1

Service .....................................................

5-3

Fuel .........................................................

5-4

Checking Things Under the Hood .................

5-9

All-Wheel Drive ........................................

5-50

Rear Axle ...............................................

5-51

Front Axle ...............................................

5-52

Bulb Replacement ....................................

5-53

Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement .........

5-60

Tires ......................................................

5-61

Appearance Care .....................................

5-93

Vehicle Identification ...............................

5-101

Electrical System ....................................

5-102

Capacities and Specifications ...................

5-109

Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts

.... 5-111

Maintenance Schedule .....................................

6-1

Maintenance Schedule ................................

6-2

Customer Assistance and Information ..............

7-1

Customer Assistance and Information ...........

7-2

Reporting Safety Defects ...........................

7-11

Index ................................................................

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GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC, the GMC Truck Emblem and the name SAFARI 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 after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for GMC 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.

Canadian Owners

You can obtain a French copy of this manual from your dealer or from:

Helm, Incorporated

P.O. Box 07130

Detroit, MI 48207

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 will find that pictures and words work together to explain things.

Index

A good place to look for what you need is the Index in back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what

is in the manual, and the page number where you will find it.

Litho in U.S.A.

© Copyright General Motors Corporation 06/24/03

Part No. X2410 A First Edition

All Rights Reserved

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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 the warning.

{CAUTION:

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 “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:

Notice: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle.

A notice will 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 the

damage.

When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words.

You’ll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.

Vehicle Symbols

Your vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols, used on your vehicle, are shown along with the text describing the operation or information relating to a specific component, control, message, gage or indicator.

If you need help figuring out a specific name of a component, gage or indicator, reference the following topics:

Seats and Restraint Systems in Section 1

Features and Controls in Section 2

Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3

Climate Controls in Section 3

Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators in Section 3

Audio System(s) in Section 3

Engine Compartment Overview in Section 5

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These are some examples of symbols you may find on your vehicle:

v

Model Reference

This manual covers these models:

Cargo Van

Passenger Van

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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems

Front Seats ......................................................

1-2

Manual Seats ................................................

1-2

Power Seat ...................................................

1-3

Manual Lumbar ..............................................

1-3

Reclining Seatbacks ........................................

1-4

Head Restraints .............................................

1-5

Seatback Latches ...........................................

1-6

Rear Seats .......................................................

1-7

Rear Seat Operation .......................................

1-7

Bench Seat ..................................................

1-11

Bucket Seats ...............................................

1-12

Safety Belts ...................................................

1-13

Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ................

1-13

Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ......

1-17

How to Wear Safety Belts Properly .................

1-18

Driver Position ..............................................

1-18

Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ..................

1-26

Right Front Passenger Position .......................

1-27

Center Passenger Position .............................

1-27

Rear Seat Passengers ..................................

1-29

Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children

 

and Small Adults .......................................

1-32

Safety Belt Extender .....................................

1-34

Child Restraints .............................................

1-35

Older Children ..............................................

1-35

Infants and Young Children ............................

1-38

Child Restraint Systems .................................

1-44

Where to Put the Restraint .............................

1-47

Top Strap ....................................................

1-48

Top Strap Anchor Location .............................

1-50

Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for

 

Children (LATCH System) ...........................

1-52

Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the

 

LATCH System .........................................

1-54

Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside

 

Seat Position ............................................

1-55

Securing a Child Restraint in a Center Seat

 

Position ...................................................

1-58

Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front

 

Seat Position ............................................

1-60

Air Bag System ..............................................

1-63

Where Are the Air Bags? ...............................

1-65

When Should an Air Bag Inflate? ....................

1-67

What Makes an Air Bag Inflate? .....................

1-67

How Does an Air Bag Restrain? .....................

1-68

What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates? ...1-68

Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle .........

1-70

Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag-Equipped

 

Vehicle ....................................................

1-71

Restraint System Check ..................................

1-71

Checking Your Restraint Systems ...................

1-71

Replacing Restraint System Parts After a

 

Crash ......................................................

1-72

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Front Seats

Manual Seats

{CAUTION:

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.

The bucket seats can be adjusted forward or rearward using the lever located under the front of the seat.

Move the seat adjustment lever toward the ouboard side of the 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 that the seat is locked into place

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Power Seat

If your vehicle has this feature, there will be controls located on the inboard side of the driver’s seat.

To raise or lower the front of the seat cushion, raise or lower the lever located toward the front of the vehicle.

To raise or lower the rear of the seat cushion, raise

or lower the lever located toward the rear of the vehicle.

To move the entire seat backwards, forward, or up or down, move the center knob.

Manual Lumbar

If your vehicle has this feature, there will be a knob located on the inboard side of the driver’s and passenger’s bucket seats.

Turn the knob toward the front of the vehicle to increase lumbar support. Turn the knob toward the rear of the vehicle to decrease lumbar support.

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Reclining Seatbacks

There is a lever located on the inside of the seat to adjust the seatback.

You can adjust the seatback by lifting the lever and leaning back. Release the lever to lock the seatback where

you want it. Pull up on the lever, lean forward and the seatback will go to an upright position.

But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving.

1-4

{CAUTION:

Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts can’t do their job when you’re reclined like this.

The shoulder belt can’t do its job because it won’t be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries.

The lap belt can’t do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries.

For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly.

Head Restraints

Adjust your head restraint so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your head. This position

reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash.

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