GMC SONOMA 1995 User Manual
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Table of Contents

Introduction -Howto Use this Manual

This sectiontells you how to use your manual and includes safety and vehicle damage warningsand symbols.

Section 1 -Seatsand Restraint Systems

This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the air bag system.

Section 2 -Features& Controls

This section explains how to start and operate yourvehicle.

Section 3 -ComfortControls& Audio Systems

This sectiontells you how to adjust theventilation and comfort controls andhow to operate your audio system.

Section 4 -YourDriving and the Road

Here you’ll find helpful information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions.

Section 5 -Problemson the Road

This section tells you what to doif you have a problem while driving, such asa flat tireor engine overheating, etc.

Section 6- Service & Appearance Care

Here the manualtells you how to keepyour vehicle running properly and looking good.

Section 7 -MaintenanceSchedule

This section tells you when to perform vehicle maintenanceand what fluids and lubricants to use.

Section 8 -CustomerAssistance Information

This sectiontells you how to contact GM for assistanceand howto get service publications.It also givesyou information on “Reporting Safety Defects” on page8 4 .

Index

Here’s an alphabetical listingof almost every subjectin this manual. You can use it to quickly find somethingyou want to read.

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Introduction

1995 GMC Sonoma Owner’s Manual

Welcome

This manual was prepared to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your 1995 GMC Sonomaand to provide important safety information. There is also a GMCTruck Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet. In some vehicles, there can be information manuals from other manufacturers like body builders or special equipment companies. We urge you to review all these publications carefully. This will help you enjoy safe and trouble-freeoperation of your vehicle.

When it comes to service, keep in mind that your GMC Truck dealer knows your vehicle best and is interested in your complete satisfaction. Your dealer invites you to return for all of your service needs both during and after the warranty period.

Remember, if you have a concern and need help handlingit to your satisfixtion, see the procedurein the GMC Truck Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet.

Thanks for choosing a GMCTruck product. We value you as a memberof the GMC Truck fdmily. We want to assure you of our continuing interest in your pleasure and satisfaction with your vehicle.

GMC Truck Division

General Motors Corporation

Pontiac, Michigan

@Copyright1994 General Motors Corporation, GMCTruck Division.

All Rights Reserved

Second Edition

Printed in U.S.A.

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Important Notesto Owners and Drivers

About This Manual

Please keep thismanual in your vehicle so it will be there if you ever need it when you’re onthe road. If you sell the vehicle, please leave thismanual in it so the new owner can use it.

This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changesin the product after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitutethe name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for GMCTruck Division whenever it appears in this manual.

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For Canadian Owners Who Prefera French Language

Manual:

Aux proprie‘tnires cunudiens: Vous pouvez vous procurer un exemplaire de ce guide en franpischez votre concessionaire ou au DGN Marketing Services Ltd., 1500Bonhill Rd., Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1C7.

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General Motors,GM and the GM Emblem, GMC Truck and the GMC Truck Emblem, SONOMA and the SONOMA Emblem areregistered trademarksof General Motors Corporation.

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How to Use This Manual

Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning to end when they first receivetheir new vehicle. This will help you learn about the features and controls foryour vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly.

INDEX: A good place to look for what you need is the Index in back of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of all that’s in the manual, and the page number where you’ll find it.

Safety Warnings and Symbols

You will find anumber of safety cautions in this book. We use a box with gray background and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning.

A CAUTION:

These mean thereis something thatcould hurt you or other people.

In the gray caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Thenwe tell you what to do to helpavoid or reduce the hazard. Please read these cautions. If you don’t, you or others couldbe hurt.

You will also find a circlewith 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:

I NOTICE:

These mean that thereis something that could damage your vehicle.

In the notice area, we tell you about somethingthat can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damagewould not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to helpavoid the damage.

When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTIONand NOTICE warnings in different colorsor in different words.

You’ll also see warning labelson your vehicle. They use yellow for cautions, blue fornotices and the words CAUTIONor NOTICE.

Vehicle Symbols

These are someof the symbols you will find on your vehicle. For example, these symbols areused on an original battery:

Caufron

Protect Eyes

Caustic Battery Acid

Spark or FlameCould

Possible Injury

by Shielding

Could Cause Bums

Explode Battery

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Avoid Sparks

or Flames

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These symbols are important foryou and your passengers whenever your vehicle is driven:

FastenSafety

Door lock/Unlock

Belts

 

These symbols have to do with your lights:

 

Turn Signal

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Headlight

Master Lighting

Hazard Warning

Switch

Direction

Flasher

High Beam

Parking Lights

Daytime

Fog Lights

Headlight

 

RunningLights

 

Low Beam

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These symbols are on some of your controls:

 

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Windshield

Witxishield

Windshield

Off

Washer

Defroster

Wiper

 

Ventilating Fan

These symbols are used on warning and indicator lights:

 

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Engine Coolant

Battery Charging

Fuel

Engine Oil

Temperature

System

 

Pressure

SHIFT

Brake

Anti-LockShift Light

Brake

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Here are someother symbols you may see:

Hornfuse

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Speaker

Lighter

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Hood Release

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