2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Get To Know Guide

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Congratulations on your purchase of a Pontiac Grand Prix. Please read this information and your
Owner Manual to ensure an outstanding ownership experience. Note that your vehicle may not
include all of the features described in this booklet. Place this booklet in your Owner Manual portfolio for easy reference.
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Instrument Panel Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Windshield Wipers & Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Cabin Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
DIC/Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Audio System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
TAPshift® Manual Performance Shifter . . . . . .11
Head-Up Display (HUD) Center Console
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Parking Brake Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Remote Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Accessory Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Power Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat . . . . . . . . . . .15
Split-Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Wide-Opening Rear Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Dual Stage Frontal Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Side Impact Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Storage Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
StabiliTrak® Sport System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Full-Function Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Enhanced Traction System (ETS) . . . . . . . . . .18
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Fuel Tank Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Roadside Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . .20
My GMLink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Ignition
DIC/Trip Computer
Audio System
Interior Lamps Brightness Control
(Behind Steering Wheel)
L. Audio Controls
M. Hood Release
H.
I.
J.
K.
N. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever
(on Steering Column)
O. Cruise Control
P. Climate Controls
Q. Storage Area
R. Glove Box
S. Instrument Panel Fuse Block
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Side Window Defogger Outlets
Instrument Panel Outlets
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
TAPshift Control
Hazard Warning Button
Instrument Panel Cluster
Windshield Wiper Control
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B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
Instrument Panel
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See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
being relayed to you by the cluster’s
lights, gauges and indicators, and
what action can be taken to ensure
safety and to prevent damage.
Notes: The instrument panel cluster is not equipped with an odometer. The odometer is located in the DIC or Trip Computer.
A kilometer scale can be accessed using the "i" button on the DIC or Trip Computer. See the "DIC/Trip Computer" section
in the booklet for instructions on displaying the odometer.
IMPORTANT: The instrument panel
cluster is designed to let you know of
many important aspects of your vehicle’s operation. It is important to read
your Owner Manual and become
familiar with the information that is
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A. Tachometer
B. Speedometer
C. Fuel Gauge
D. Engine Coolant Temperature
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Your vehicle’s instrument panel is equipped with this cluster or one very
similar to it. The instrument panel cluster includes these key features:
Instrument Panel Cluster
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Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
Daytime Running Lamps make it easier
for others to see the front of your vehicle
during the day by lighting the amber
lamps located in the lower front fascia.
(Always turn on the regular headlamp
system when it is needed.)
You can turn off the DRL by rotating the
multifunction switch to the full-down
position. Rotate up to AUTO position for
front lights to come back on.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
The Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on
the left side of the steering column
controls:
• Turn and lane-change signals
• Headlamps or DRL
• Headlamp High/Low Beam-Changer
(push forward for high beams; pull
back and release for low beams; pull
back and hold for flash-to-pass
feature). A
symbol on the
instrument cluster illuminates when
high beams are on
• Side Marker/Tail/License Plate Lamps
• Instrument Panel Lamps
• Fog Lamps (will not light when
headlamp high beams are on)
The exterior lamps control can be
turned to four positions by rotating
the outer stalk.
Turn the outer portion of the control
with this symbol and stop at the
desired lighting position.
Turning to this position turns off all
lamps except the Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL).
AUTO With the switch rotated to this
position, the headlamps will turn on
and off automatically, depending on
available light outside the vehicle.
In this position, the parking lamps
are illuminated.
With the switch in this position, the
headlamps, side marker lamps, taillamps, license plate lamps and
instrument panel lamps are
illuminated.
Fog Lamps: Turn the middle band with
the
symbol and stop at the
icon to turn on the fog lamps. This
symbol will also illuminate on the instrument panel cluster. Turn to the
icon to turn them off.
Note: The fog lamps must be turned on
each time the engine is started.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Windshield Wipers & Washers
The lever on the right side of the steering column operates the windshield
wipers.
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wash the windshield. If your vehicle
is low on washer fluid, the Check
Washer Fluid message will appear on
the Driver Information Center (DIC)
display.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Cruise Control
Set controls to the following desired
position:
Off: Rotate the outer ring to this
position
Delay: Set lever to this position to
delay between wipes; turn the delay
adjustment band to set the delay
length
Delay Adjustment: Rotate the band
to set the length of the delay. The
windshield wiper lever must be in
the delay position for this feature to
work
Low Speed: Place the lever in this
position for slow, steady wiping
High Speed: Place the lever in this
position for quick wiping cycles
Note: Approximately 20 seconds after
the windshield wipers begin to operate,
the exterior and instrument panel lights
will come on and the DIC display will
dim. Approximately 10 seconds after the
wipers are turned off, the exterior and
instrument panel lights go off and the
DIC display will brighten. At this point
always make sure that you have appropriate lighting for the current driving
conditions.
The windshield washer button is located
on the end of the windshield wiper lever.
Press the button with the
symbol to
Use the Cruise
Control function
for steady driving
on relatively
straight, uncrowded roads. It is
located below the
windshield washer control on the right side of the steering column.
The symbols function as follows:
Cancel/Cruise
On/Off
Resume/Accelerate
Set/Decelerate
When Cruise Control is in use, the
symbol and the CRUISE SET message
momentarily appears in the Driver
Information Center (DIC).
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Cabin Air Filter
Located inside the vehicle’s heating and
air conditioning housing, the cabin air
filter reduces dust, pollen, smoke and
other contaminants within the vehicle
cabin. A reduction in the amount of airflow coming from the heating and air
conditioning outlets could indicate a dirty
cabin air filter.
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Climate Controls
The climate control system regulates the
heating, cooling and ventilation of your
vehicle. Film valve technology allows
this unit to produce sufficient airflow without excessive noise.
The center air outlet, next to the DIC or
Trip Computer, is the largest outlet and
will flow the most air versus the other
outlets.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
DIC/Trip Computer
Shown to the right is a table that lists the
functions for the DIC and Trip Computer.
Modes
The climate control system includes five
primary modes:
1. Vent: Directs air to the instrument
panel outlets.
2. Bi-Level: Directs half of the air to the
instrument panel outlets and the remaining air to the floor outlets.
3. Floor: Directs most of the air to the
floor outlets with some air directed to the
outboard outlets (for the side windows)
and some air to the windshield.
4. Floor/Defog: Directs air equally
between the windshield and the floor
outlets.
5. Defrost (Front): Directs most of the
air to the windshield and the side outlets
with some air directed to the floor outlets.
The mode functions can be “blended” by
pointing the knob to one of the white
dots shown between the main modes.
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Function
1
Driver Warning Messages
2
Infotainment Messages
Usage
DIC
Trip Computer
x
x
x
Primary Menu Group
3
Language Selection
x
x
4
English/Metric Units Selection
x
x
5
Day & Date
x
x
6
Gear Shift Indicator (PRNDL)
x
x
7
8 Point Compass
x
8
Outside Air Temperature
x
9
Oil Reset
x
x
10
Tire Pressure & Reset
x
x
11
Personalization Settings
x
x
Trip & Odometer Group
12
Total Odometer
x
x
13
Trip Odometer A & B
x
x
14
Average Speed
x
15
Elapsed Time
x
Fuel Group
16
Average Fuel Economy
x
17
Instantaneous Fuel Economy
x
18
Range Remaining
x
Gauges Group
19
Oil Life Remaining
x
20
Transmission Fluid Temperature
x
21
Battery Voltage
x
22
Engine Hours
x
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The base DIC has three buttons:
Trip/Odometer, Set/Reset and
Display/Personal Programming. The
optional five-button Trip Computer adds
a Gauges button to the far left and a
Fuel button to the far right.
(Trip Computer Shown)
Pressing the Gauges button on
the optional Trip Computer accesses
these modes:
• Oil Life Remaining in %
• Transmission Fluid Temperature
• Battery Voltage
• Engine Hours
• Engine Boost (supercharged engine
only)
Pressing the Trip Odometer button on either the DIC or optional Trip
Computer accesses these modes:
• Vehicle Odometer
• Trip Distances (Trip A and Trip B)
In addition, pressing the Trip/Odometer
button on the Trip Computer accesses
these modes:
• Average Speed
• Elapsed Time
Pressing the Set/Reset button on
either the DIC or Trip Computer will set
or reset a menu item when using the
Trip/Odometer or Display/Personal
Programming modes.
Pressing the Display/Personal
Programming button on either the DIC
or Trip Computer accesses these
modes:
• Date
• Language (English/French/Spanish)
• Display Units (English/Metric)
• Daytime Display Enhancement (black
font on red background)
Note: If the red background is selected during the day, the display will
switch over to red on black for nighttime use.
• Engine Oil Monitor
• Tire Inflation Monitor
• Compass Setting (Trip Computer
only)
• Personalization Settings
– Exterior Lighting Delay
– Interior Lights When Door Is Closed
– Interior Lights When Key Is
Removed
– Auto Door Lock
– Auto Door Unlock
– Auto Door Lock On
– Delayed Locking
– Remote Locks Feedback
– Theft Deterrent
– Key Cylinder Disarm
– Lock Switch Arm
– Display Off
Pressing the Fuel button on the
Trip Computer accesses these modes:
• Average Economy
• Instant Economy
• Range
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Refer to your Owner Manual for a listing
of DRIVER WARNING MESSAGES
and INFOTAINMENT MESSAGES. The
DRIVER WARNING MESSAGES provide critical information to prevent damage to your vehicle. It is IMPORTANT to
read your Owner Manual and become
familiar with the information displayed
and what action to take to ensure safety
and to prevent damage.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Audio System
Controls:
PWR (POWER)
VOL (VOLUME)
SCV (SPEED-COMPENSATED
VOLUME)
RCL (RECALL) — Toggles between
radio station setting and time; gets messages from XM Satellite Radio
Subscription Service
BAND (AM/FM OR XM SATELLITE
RADIO SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE)
TUNE
SEEK AND SCAN
STATION PRESETS
(BASS/TREBLE)
EQ (EQUALIZER)
BALANCE/FADE (SPEAKER
ADJUSTMENT)
PROG TYPE (PTY) — Use to select a
preferred program category (Talk,
Country, Rock, etc.) for FM or XM stations with a Radio Data System (RDS)
INFO (INFORMATION) — Receives text
messages transmitted by FM stations
with RDS
TRAF (TRAFFIC) — Indicates whether
the tuned station provides traffic reports
(or finds one that does), and can be set
to interrupt other radio station settings,
XM programs or CDs when a traffic
report is broadcast
TONE
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Cassette and CD Player Controls:
(FORWARD)
RDM 3
(RANDOM)
(REVERSE)
EQ
(EQUALIZER)
Once the disc is loaded, the light will
begin flashing again. Once the light
stops flashing and turns green, you can
load another disc. Do not try to load
more than six discs.
SEEK/SCAN
XM Satellite Radio Service
(USA Only)
XM is a continental U.S.-based satellite
radio service that offers 100 coast-tocoast channels including music, news,
sports, talk and children’s programming.
XM provides digital quality audio and
text information, including song title and
artist name. A service fee is required in
order to receive the XM service.
For more information, contact XM at
www.xmradio.com or call
1-800-852-XMSM (9696).
(RECALL)
— Press to listen to the radio
when a tape or CD is
playing
CD TAPE — Press to switch between a
tape and CD when the
radio is playing
(EJECT)
(TAPE SIDE)
RCL
BAND
Loading the 6-Disc CD Changer
This compact disc player will hold up to
six discs. To insert one disc, do the following:
1. Turn the ignition on.
2. Press and release the LOAD side
of the LOAD CD button.
3. Wait for the light, located to the
right of the slot, to turn green.
4. Load a disc. Insert the disc partway
into the slot, label side up. The
player will pull the disc in.
To insert multiple discs, do the following:
1. Turn the ignition on.
2. Press and hold the LOAD side of
the LOAD CD button for two
seconds. You will hear a beep and
then the light, located to the right of
the slot, will begin to flash.
3. Once the light stops flashing and
turns green, load a disc.
Insert the disc partway into the slot, label
side up. The player will pull the disc in.
Steering Wheel Controls:
BAND
1-6
SEEK
BACK 1 TRACK
FORWARD 1 TRACK
(AM/FM/XM)
(Scan radio presets on the
selected band)
MUTE
PLAY CD / CASS
VOLUME
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Door Chime Loudness
You can adjust the loudness of the door
chime that occurs with certain functions
in your Grand Prix. With the ignition ON,
and the radio OFF, press and hold the
#6 button on the radio. The radio will
display either a LOUD or NORMAL
readout. Hold the button until the setting
changes. The button must be released
and pressed again each time you want
to change the volume.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
TAPshift ® Manual Performance
Shifter
Models with TAPshift® can be manually
shifted by following the instructions
below.
Manual (M)
Placing the console shifter in the “M”
(Manual) position allows the driver to
shift gears by using the TAPshift® paddles located on the steering wheel.
Push either paddle once to upshift to
the next gear. Pull either paddle once to
downshift to the next gear. The command gear will be displayed in the
Driver Information Center (DIC) and
also in the Head-Up Display (HUD).
While Driving
If the Manual position is selected while
driving, the gear that the vehicle is in will
be displayed. If the current vehicle
speed is too high when requesting a
lower gear, the downshift will not occur
and a chime will indicate that the
requested gear was denied.
If the current vehicle speed is too low
when requesting a higher gear, the
upshift will not occur and a chime will
indicate that the requested gear was
denied. As the vehicle slows to a stop,
the transmission will automatically shift
down to first gear.
Starting From a Stop
The vehicle will automatically be in first
gear as it comes to a stop or when initially started up in the Manual mode. The
vehicle may be started in second gear
from a stop. A second gear start may be
used for starting on slippery roads.
Commanding the vehicle to start up in
third gear will not occur and a chime will
indicate that the request was denied. As
vehicle speed increases, it will not automatically upshift. It will stay in either first
or second gear (if second gear was
selected) until the paddle is pushed to
upshift. As the engine speed increases
during full-throttle acceleration, the
“upshift” light/symbol will illuminate on
the DIC/Trip Computer and HUD, indicating that the paddle should be pushed
to upshift. If the upshift is not commanded by pushing the paddle, the vehicle
speed will be limited in order to protect
the engine.
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
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Head-Up Display (HUD) Center
Console Controls
The ignition must be in the RUN position for HUD to be activated. Anytime
HUD is activated, a Grand Prix icon
(GP) will be displayed. The icon will
remain on for anywhere from 4 seconds
to 2 minutes depending on the ambient
temperature of the system. When the
icon disappears, HUD will display the
format screen activated during the last
RUN ignition cycle.
The HUD displays vital information
“through” the windshield, eliminating the
need for the driver to look away from
the road. The information will appear to
be a virtual image located at the front of
the vehicle.
HUD displays can be displayed in
English or Metric units and in English,
French or Spanish language. Your
choice can be selected through the
vehicle’s Driver Information Center.
Refer to your Owner Manual for the
procedure.
The HUD control switch is located in the
center console next to the gear shifter.
Intensity
When the circle in the outer ring is at the
upper arrow, the HUD will be turned off.
Rotate the ring to the right to turn the
HUD on and increase the intensity of the
display to full brightness. The HUD
system will automatically brighten or dim
as the ambient light increases or
decreases.
Position
Press the UP/DOWN switches to move
the display within a limited range to the
desired viewing position.
Formats
Press the center “page” button to cycle
through the three available HUD
formats.
Note: Certain HUD information that is
always active will shrink or move when
other information is activated. This information may also include an ISO symbol
(registered with the International
Organization for Standardization) representing the active function or feature.
Format One
Format One will display the following
information for the approximate time
indicated.
1. Vehicle speed – always.
2. High beam indicator – when active.
3. Turn signals – when active.
4. 8-position compass – normally.
Replaced by Nos. 8 through 17.
5. Secondary PRDNL – normally.
Replaced by Nos. 8 through 17.
6. Outside air temperature –
normally. Replaced by Nos. 8
through 17.
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7. Tap Up/Down Gear position &
Upshift ISO – displayed in place of
PRNDL when in TAPshift mode.
Upshift ISO displays when
commanded by driving conditions.
Replaced by Nos. 8 through 17.
8. Radio Station Frequency – 6 seconds when station is changed. Not
displayed when tune knob on XM
Satellite Radio is used.
9. Single CD: track number with corresponding ISO symbol – 6 seconds when CD is loaded into radio
or CD is started.
10. Multiple CD: disc number and
track number with corresponding
ISO symbol – 6 seconds under
same conditions as No. 9 or when
changer switched CD.
11. Cassette Active with corresponding ISO symbol – 6 seconds
when player is started.
12. Check Trip Computer – 4 seconds
when warning is displayed in DIC,
then every 10 minutes until warning is
acknowledged or cleared by vehicle.
13. Cruise Set with corresponding ISO
symbol – 4 seconds when system is
activated or set speed is changed.
14. Traction Control Active with corresponding ISO symbol – when system is engaged, or 4 seconds,
whichever is greater.
15. Traction Control Off with corresponding ISO symbol – 4 seconds
when system is turned off.
16. Stability Control Active with corresponding ISO symbol – when system is engaged, or 4 seconds,
whichever is greater.
17. Stealth Mode Off with corresponding ISO symbol – 4 seconds when
entering Format One from Format
Three. HUD will command the cluster to turn on gauge illumination.
Format Two
With the exception of the compass and
outside temperature information, Format
Two will display the same information, and
will function the same, as Format One.
Format Three
This format is only available when the
instrument panel lighting is on. When
entering Format Three, Stealth Mode
ON will display for about 4 seconds.
HUD will command the cluster to turn off
the gauge illumination. Format Three will
display the same information, and will
function the same, as Format One.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
Parking Brake Operation
To Set: The parking brake pedal is
located to the left of the brake pedal.
To set it, hold down the regular brake
pedal with your right foot, and then push
down on the parking brake pedal with
your left foot.
To Release: Repeat the same procedure as for setting the parking brake
and lift your left foot first.
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
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Remote Trunk Release
Press the power door lock button on
either front door to the “unlock” position
for three seconds to unlatch the trunk
from inside the vehicle. The vehicle
must be in “PARK” to release the trunk.
Hood Release
To open the hood, pull the hood release
located near the parking brake pedal
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
Accessory Power Outlets
Two 12-volt accessory outlets are
included for convenient use of electrical
accessories such as cell phones and
CD players. One outlet is located on
the center console to the left of the
cupholders, and the other is located
inside the console.
A cigarette lighter element is available
for your vehicle. Contact your dealership’s service department if you wish to
have it installed.
Notice: Adding some electrical equipment to your vehicle can damage it or
keep other things from working as they
should. This would not be covered by
your warranty. Check with your dealer
before adding electrical equipment, and
never use anything that exceeds the
amperage rating.
See Section 3 of your Owner Manual.
near the vehicle’s driver door. At the
front of the vehicle, release the secondary hood latch, located near the center
front of the engine compartment, by
moving it to the right. Lift the hood.
See Section 5 of your Owner Manual.
Power Seat
The power seat adjustment control is
located on the outboard side of the
driver’s seat.
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Seat Adjustments:
• Slide the control toward the front or
rear to move the seat forward or
rearward
• Slide the control up or down to raise or
lower the seat cushion
• Slide the front part of the control up or
down to raise or lower the front section
of the seat
• Slide the rear part of the control up or
down to raise or lower the rear portion
of the seat
is located on the bottom-left side of the
panel. The button for the front passenger seat is on the bottom-right side of
the climate control panel. Push the button once for the high heat setting (both
indicator lights next to the button will
come on). Press the button twice for a
lower heat setting (only the bottom indicator light will come on). Push the button
a third time to turn off the heat.
The ignition must be on for the feature to
operate.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
Power Lumbar Adjustment
The power lumbar control lets you
adjust the amount and location of support in the lower seatback. The four-way
control is located on the outboard side
of the seat cushion.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
Heated Seats
Buttons to activate one of two heat settings for front heated seats are located
on the climate control panel. The button
to control the driver’s seat heat setting
With the front passenger seat folded flat
and used in combination with the utility
offered by the 60/40 split-folding rear
seat and trunk, the 2004 Grand Prix can
handle narrow cargo up to nine feet
long.
Before you fold the seatback, ensure the
seatback is in the third recline detent.
To fold the seatback forward, pull up the
lever in the middle of the seatback and
push the seat forward until it lays flat.
To restore the seat to its upright position, pull up on the lever in the middle of
seatback, pull the seatback up and
ensure that it locks into place.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
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Split-Folding Rear Seat
You can fold down either side or both
sides of your rear seatback for more
cargo space.
To lower the rear seatback, follow these
steps:
Pull forward on the seatback tabs located
on the outboard side of the backseat
cushion to fold the seatback down.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
Wide-Opening Rear Doors
The rear doors swing open in three
increments to a total of 82 degrees.
This makes loading larger boxed objects
such as a new TV or stereo easier and
accommodates many items that are too
large for the trunk opening. Additional
physical effort may be needed to open
the doors to their widest point.
behind the front passenger is similar.
They are designed to inflate in moderate
to severe side crashes and only on the
side of the vehicle that is struck.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
Storage Areas
Two-Tier Glove Box: A two-tier glove
box provides separate storage for
important documents and other items.
Center Console:
The center console contains an armrest
storage area with two cupholders and
Dual Stage Frontal Air Bags
Dual stage frontal air bags for the driver
and right front passenger adjust the
amount of restraint in relation to the
severity of an impact. For moderate
impacts, the air bags deploy at a level
less than full deployment. For more
severe frontal impacts, full deployment
occurs.
See Section 1 of your Owner Manual.
Side Impact Air Bags
The optional side impact air bag for the
driver and the person seated directly
behind the driver is located in the roof
above the side windows. The side
impact air bag location for the front passenger and the person seated directly
CD/cassette storage. An open storage
compartment is in front of the ashtray,
and behind the ashtray there may be a
smaller compartment.
Overhead Console: The overhead con-
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sole has two reading lamps that can be
turned on and off by pressing the sides
of each lens.
Vehicles without a sunroof have a sunglasses storage compartment at the rear
of the console. Press the release latch
forward and pull the compartment down
to open.
Front Seat Storage Net: A storage net
on the back of the front passenger seat
holds small items or documents.
StabiliTrak ® Sport System
(optional)
StabiliTrak® Sport, a computer-controlled,
vehicle stability enhancement system,
assists with vehicle directional control in
difficult driving conditions. When the
computer senses a discrepancy
between the direction in which the vehicle is being steered and its actual path,
it selectively applies brake pressure to
any one of the vehicle’s brakes to help
steer in the direction you have selected.
For this application, StabiliTrak® Sport is
tuned to maintain both safety and the
capacity for performance driving without
premature intervention.
Because of this design enhancement,
StabiliTrak® Sport is full-time and cannot
be turned off by the driver.
See Section 4 of your Owner Manual.
Cargo Nets: The area behind the
trunk’s passenger side wheel well has
an open storage compartment with an
expandable net to hold various size
items. Some models also have a hard
cover for this compartment. In addition,
on most models there is an “envelope”style cargo net that can be attached
from side-to-side for groceries, opened
up to cover/restrain larger items to the
cargo floor or stored under hooks on the
plastic rear panel to keep it out of the
way.
Reversible Cargo Mat:
The reversible cargo mat located in the
vehicle trunk is carpeted on one side
and vinyl-coated on the other for easy
cleanup.
See Section 2 of your Owner Manual.
Full-Function Traction Control
Grand Prix models with supercharged
engines have a traction control system
that limits wheelspin when it senses that
one or both front wheels are spinning or
beginning to lose traction. The system
controls this wheelspin by applying the
front brakes and reducing engine power.
The system can be disabled by pressing
the “TC” button located on the console
if you become stuck in the sand, mud
or snow and rocking the vehicle is
necessary.
See Section 4 of your Owner Manual.
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Getting to Know Your 2004 Grand Prix
Enhanced Traction System (ETS)
Grand Prix models equipped with the
3800 V6 engine and antilock brakes
have an Enhanced Traction System
(ETS) that works to limit wheelspin.
Fuel Tank Cap
After fueling, ensure that the fuel tank
cap is installed correctly and tightly.
Tighten the cap clockwise until at least
three (3) “clicks” are heard. If it is loose
or missing, the malfunction indicator
lamp will light steadily. If a loose gas
cap is the cause, a few driving trips after
re-tightening should cause the light to
go out. If the light remains on, have the
vehicle serviced.
See Section 5 of your Owner Manual.
When the system senses that one or
both front wheels are spinning or beginning to lose traction, it reduces engine
power and may also upshift the
transaxle to further reduce spin. The
system can be disabled by pressing
the “TC” button located on the console
if you become stuck in sand, mud
or snow and rocking the vehicle is
necessary.
See Section 4 of your Owner Manual.
Fuel
Regular unleaded fuel is recommended
for non-supercharged Grand Prix
models. Premium unleaded fuel is
recommended for supercharged models,
but is not required. Note that using
regular unleaded fuel in a superchargerequipped model will reduce engine
power output, but will not harm the
engine.
See Section 5 of your Owner Manual.
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Notes
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Roadside Assistance Program
Security While You Travel
1-800-ROADSIDE (1-800-762-3743)
As the proud owner of a new Pontiac vehicle,
you are automatically enrolled in the Pontiac
Roadside Assistance program. This valueadded service is intended to provide you with
peace of mind as you drive in the city or travel the open road.
Pontiac’s Roadside Assistance toll-free number is staffed by a team of technically trained
advisors, who are available 24 hours a day,
365 days a year. We take anxiety out of
uncertain situations by providing minor repair
information over the phone or making
arrangements to tow your vehicle to the nearest Pontiac dealer.
We will provide the following services for 3
years/36,000 miles (60,000 km), at no
expense to you:
• Fuel delivery
• Lock-out service (identification required)
• Tow to nearest dealership for warranty
service
• Change a flat tire
• Jump starts
We have quick, easy access to telephone
numbers of the following additional services
depending on your needs:
• Hotels
• Glass replacement
• Tire repair facilities
• Rental vehicle or taxis
• Airports or train stations
• Police, fire departments or hospitals
In many instances, mechanical failures are
covered under Pontiac’s comprehensive warranty. However, when other services are utilized, our advisors will explain any payment
obligations you might incur.
For prompt and efficient assistance when
calling, please provide the following information to give the advisor:
• Location of vehicle
• Telephone number of your location
• Vehicle model, year and color
• Mileage of vehicle
• Vehicle ldentification Number (VIN)
• Vehicle license plate number
Pontiac reserves the right to limit services or
reimbursement to an owner or driver when,
in Pontiac’s judgment, the claims become
excessive in frequency or type of occurrence.
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ownership experience. Exclusive member
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Certain restrictions, precautions and safety procedures apply to operating your vehicle. Please read
your Owner Manual for complete instructions. All information contained herein is based on information
available at the time of printing and is subject to change without notice. Copyright 2003, GM Corp.
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