GMC SONOMA 1998 User Manual
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The 1998 GMC Sonoma Owner’s Manual

1-1Seats and Restraint Systems

This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properlyItalso. explains the“SIR’ system.

2-1Features and Controls

This section explains how to start and operate your vehicle.

3-1 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems

This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your audio system.

4-1Your Driving and the Road

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

5-1Problems on the Road

This section tells what to do if you have a problem while driving, such as a flat tire or overheated engine, etc.

6-1Service and Appearance Care

Here the manual tells you how to keep your vehicle running properly and looking good.

7-1Maintenance Schedule

This section tellsyou when to perform vehicle maintenance and what fluids and lubricants to use.

8-1Customer Assistance Information

This section tells you how to contactGMC for assistance and how to get service and owner publications. It also gives you information on “Reporting Safety Defects” onpage8-10.

9-1Index

Here’s an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manualYou. can useit to quickly find something you wantto read.

GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC, the GMC Emblem and the name SONOMA 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 “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 sothe new owner can use it.

Litho in U.S.A.

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For Canadian OwnersWho Prefer a French Language Manual:

Aux propriktaires canadiens: Vous pouvez vous procurer un exemplaire de ce guideen franGais chez votre concessionaire ou au:

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@CopyrightGeneral Motors Corporation 1997

All Rights Reserved

How to Use this Manual

Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning to end when they first receivetheir new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn aboutthe 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 what’s in the manual, and the page number where you’ll findit.

Safety--Warningsand 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.

rI TheseA CImean there is something thatcould hurtI 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.

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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 thereis 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 tohelp 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 orNOTICE.

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Vehicle Symbols

These are some of the symbols youmay find on your vehicle.

For example,

These symbols

these symbols

are important

are used on an

for you and

original battery:

your passengers

 

whenever your

A vehicleis

CAUTION driven:

POSSIBLE

INJURY

PROTECT

EYES BY

SHIELDING

CAUSTIC

BAllERY

ACID COULD

CAUSE

BURNS

AVOID

SPARKS OR

FLAMES

SPARK OR ,\I/, FLAME COULD

EXPLODE

BATTERY

DOOR LOCK UNLOCK

FASTEN

SEAT

BELTS

These symbols

These symbols

have to dowith

are on someof

your lamps:

your controls:

 

WINDSHIELD

 

WIPER

 

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WINDSHIELD

 

DEFROSTER

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Here are some

are used on

 

other symbols

warning and

you may see:

indicator lights:

 

COOLANT

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FUSE

 

TEMP

 

BATTERY

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CHARGING

SYSTEM

 

 

BRAKE (0)HORN )tr

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ENGINE OIL e,

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BRAKES

 

 

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Model Reference

This manual covers these models:

Regular Cab Pickup Extended Cab Pickup

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Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems

Here you’ll find information aboutthe seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can also learn about some things you shouldnot do withairbags and safety belts.

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Seats and Seat Controls

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Center Passenger Position

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Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone

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Rear Seat Passengers

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Here Are Questions Many People Ask

 

(Extended Cab Jump Seats)

 

About Safety Belts-- and the Answers

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Children

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How to Wear Safety Belts Properly

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Child Restraints

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Driver Position

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Larger Children

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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy

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Safety Belt Extender

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Right Front Passenger Position

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Checking Your Restraint Systems

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Supplemental Inflatable

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Replacing Restraint System Parts

 

Restraint (SIR) System

 

After a Crash

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Seats and Seat Controls

This section tells you about the seats -- how to adjust them, and fold themup and down.

Manual Front Seat

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You can lose controlof the vehicleif you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicleis moving. The sudden movement could startleand confuse you, or make you pusha pedal when you don’t wantto. Adjust the driver’s seat only when the vehicleis not moving.

Move the lever under the frontof the manual seatup to unlockit. Slide the seat to whereyou wantit. Then release the leverand try to move the seat with your body to make sure the seat is locked into place.

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Supplement to the1998 GMC Sonoma,GMC Jimmy, GMC Envoy and Oldsrnobile Bravada Owner’s Manuals

This information shouldbe included with the “Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)” information located in

Section 2 in your ownerS manual.

As built, your vehicle isnot equipped with Daytime Running Lamps (DRL).

This information shouldbe included with the “Engine Compartment Fuse Block” information locatedin Section 6 in your owner’s manual.

DRL Not used for Daytime Running Lamps

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Manual Lumbar Support

Reclining Seatbacks

(If Equipped)

(Bucket Seats or 60/40 Bench)

 

To adjust the front saatback,

 

lift the leveron the outer

 

side of the seat.

Turn the knob to the left to increaselumbar support and to the right to decreaselumbar support.

Release the leverto lock the seatback where you want it. Pull up on the leverand the seat will go to an upright position.

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

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

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

The lap belt can’t do its job either. In a crash the belt couldgo 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, havethe seatback upright. Then sit well back in the seat and wear your safety belt properly.

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Seatback Latches

The front seatback folds forward to let people get into theback seat or to access the storage area behind the seat.

To fold the front seatback forward, rotatethe handle on the side of the seat rearward and pull the seatback forward.

To return the seatback to the upright position, push the seatback all the way back until the latch catches. If the seatback was reclined before being folded forward, it will return to thereclined position.

1 A CALTION:

11 seatbackisn’tlocked,itcouldmove forward in a sudden stopor crash. That could causeinjury to the person sitting there. Always pressrearward on the seatback tobesure it is locked.

Easy Entry Seat(Extended Cab)

The right front bucket or split-benchseat of your vehicle makes it easy toget in and out of the rear vehicle area.

Tilt the right front seatback completely forward and the whole seat will slide forward.

0 Move the seatback to its original position after someone gets into the rear seat area. Then move the seat rearwarduntil it locks.

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If an easy entry right front seatisn’t locked,it can move. In a sudden stopor crash, the person sitting there could be injured. After you’ve used it, be sureto push rearward on an easy entry seat to be sure itis locked.

Tilt the seatback completely forward again to getout.

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