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Tahoe 2wd POLICE PACKAGE - PPV | 1
Updates for 2012
Shown with aftermarket equipment
New Features
• (GAN) Silver Ice Metallic
• (89U) Crystal Red Tintcoat
• (16U) Graystone Metallic
• Autonet Mobile WiFi in-car router available (see page 20 for details)
• Hill Start Assist
Deletions
• (80U) Red Jewel Tintcoat
• (GGU) Steel Green Metallic
• (GGZ) Sheer Silver Metallic
• (GLF) Ice Blue Metallic
• (GGW) Taupe Gray Metallic
REVISIONS
• Page 4: Emission note, added
Shown with Aftermarket Equipment.
Revised 1/12
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Tahoe 2WD Police Package PPV
Police Package Option PPV must be ordered. The 2-wheel drive Tahoe Police Package is not intended for trailer towing.
This vehicle has been designed for police work up to and including high speed emergency vehicle operations.
GM restricts the sale of police vehicles and they are not to be sold to retail customers.
MODEL AVAILABILITY
CC10706
Rear-wheel drive
Warranty 3 years / 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper (whichever comes first, see dealer for details)
5 years / 100,000 mile limited powertrain (whichever comes first, see dealer for details)
Air conditioning
STANDARD EQUIPMENT SUMMARY
INTERIOR FEATURES
D ual-zone manual climate control with individual climate settings for driver and front passenger; includes auxiliary rear air
conditioning and heat (rear operated from front control only)
Assist handlesFront passenger and second row outboard; front passenger assist handle is deleted when passenger side spotlamp is ordered
Bluetooth
Not available
Compass
Standard; displayed in Driver Information Center
Console, floor
Not available
Console, overhead
Includes map lamps
Cruise control
Electronic with set and resume speed
DOME Lamps
Dome lamps, cargo lamp with delayed entry feature and map lamps (see page 18 interior/exterior lamp control to turn off dome
light)
Floor covering
Black vinyl floor and load floor behind second row seats
Glass
Deep tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield, driver and front passenger side glass)
GLove box
Locking door and no light
Mirror
Inside rearview manual day/night
Navigation System
Not available
OnStar
Not available
Outside Temp. Display
Standard; displayed in Driver Information Center
Radio
am/fm stereo with mp3 compatible cd player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (rds), speedcompensated volume and theftlock
Restraint system
Tahoe received an overall 5-star frontal and side crash test rating from NHTSA12. Safety belts, driver and front passenger
with pretensioners, dual stage driver and passenger frontal air bags1, passenger sensing system and frontal air bag1 ON/OFF indicator,
rollover sensor, dual head curtain air bags1 for front and rear outboard occupants and front seat back mounted thorax-pelvic air bags1
Seats, front
Cloth bucket seats, 6-way power driver and passenger seat adjusters with manual reclining seat back and lumbar controls and adjustable
head restraints (see page 4)
Seat, rear
Vinyl split-folding 60/40 bench with outboard seating position headrests, 3rd seat not available (see page 4)
Speedometer/cluster
140 mph certified analog speedometer, 1 mph increments and digital trip odometer with gages for engine oil pressure, fuel, battery
volts and coolant temperature. Driver Information Center displays engine hours, warnings and other information (see message listing
on page 6)
Stealth MODE
See exterior lamps control on page 18 for operation description
Steering wheelTilt-wheel with column mounted gear shift lever
Theft deterrent System Vehicle PASS-Key® III+ and content theft (unauthorized entry sounds horn and lamps flash). For Content Theft Alarm disable, option
utq must be ordered (see page 7)
Visors
Padded with cloth trim, extends on rod; driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
Warning toneS
Headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and right-front passenger safety belt unfasten and turn signal on
Window operation Power with driver express-down and lockout features
Auxiliary power, front
Auxiliary power, rear
Ground studs
Lock-out protection
Power outlets
Wiring diagrams
Electrical features
1 00-amp ignition and main power supply wiring at lower center of instrument panel (see wiring provisions for 12-volt battery power
supply on page 17)
100-amp auxiliary power in cargo area (see page 17)
Two studs located in rear compartment near bottom of liftgate opening (see page 17)
Prevents the power door locks from locking the driver’s door if the keys are left in the ignition (manually lockable with
engine running)
Two located on instrument panel and one in rear cargo area
See pages 22 through 25 for description; also see Tahoe Police Package owner’s manual supplement (located in glove box folder with
standard owner’s manual)
Wiring Provision,
EXTerior Lamps Flashing Forward lamp harness in-line connector for Exterior Lamps Flashing System (see option 6J7 on page 7)
1. H
ead curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions.
Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child’s age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear
seat. See your vehicle Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more information.
12. M
odel tested with standard head curtain side-impact air bags (SABs). Government 5-Star Safety ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s
(NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).
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Exterior Features
Assist steps
Defogger
Door handles
Door locks
Black, mounted between front and rear wheels
Electric, rear window
Matte Black
Power, non-programmable with lockout protection and automatic door locking and unlocking, door lock cylinder no longer available
on passenger front door and rear liftgate; child safety locks included in rear doors
Fascia, front
Body color
Fascia, rear
Body color - with step pad
Fog Lamps
Not available
Headlamps
Dual halogen composite with flash-to-pass feature, automatic exterior lamp control and daytime running lamps (to delete automatic
lamp control see option 9G8 on pages 7 and 18)
HORNS
Dual note
Keyless entry
Includes two transmitters with non-functional panic button; stealth mode feature includes exterior lamps and horn disable; if remote
start Option AP3 is included, running lamps will remain illuminated (additional transmitters are available; see option AMF on page 7)
Keys
Two-sided, random code, for ignition and driver door only
Luggage rack
Not available
Mirrors
Outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding, Matte Black
Rear liftgateLiftgate/liftglass with washer and wiper, and no lock cylinder on liftgate
Recovery hooks
Two front
Under Hood Lamp
Not available
Windshield wipers
Intermittent, wet-arm with flat blade and pulse washers
Chassis features
Air cleaner
High-capacity
Alternator 160-amp with idle boost (transmission in park or neutral) based on battery energy level
Battery
Heavy-duty 730 cca with battery rundown protection (does not protect customer installed equipment)
Brakes
Heavy-duty 4-wheel anti-lock front and rear disc with vacuum boost power assist
Cooling Heavy-duty high capacity radiator, electric fans and extended life coolant; coolant hoses are EPDM (ethylene-propylene-diene
monomer) rubber; silicone hoses are not required (coolant is DEX-COOL good for 5 years/150.000 miles, protects from -34° F to +265° F
and against rust and corrosion)
Engine
Vortec 5300 V8 SFI with variable valve timing (VVT) active fuel management, FlexFuel2 (gasoline or E85 ethanol); top speed fuel cutoff at 139 mph; includes air conditioning wide open throttle cut off
Frame
Full perimeter, modular with hydroformed rails
Fuel tank capacity
26 gallon (98 liters)
Oil coolers
Heavy-duty engine, transmission and auxiliary air-to-oil power steering (see page 18 for description)
Prop shaft
Steel, 3.5 inch diameter
Radio suppression
Grounding straps, at five additional locations (see page 17 for locations)
Skid plate
Front underbody shield starting behind front bumper and running to 2nd cross-member protecting front underbody and oil pan
Spark plugs
Extended life - iridium tip
Stabilitrak
Stability enhancement system. An advanced computer controlled system that assists the driver with directional control of the vehicle
in difficult driving conditions. Each time the vehicle is started, the StabiliTrak system is fully on. StabliliTrak can be controlled by a
StabiliTrak button on the instrument panel. The condition of the system is displayed by an instrument panel StabiliTrak indicator light
and Driver Information Center (DIC) Messages. Push once, Traction Control is off, push again and Traction Control and StabiliTrak are
turned back on
Steering
Power, rack and pinion
Suspension, front
Coil-over-shock with stabilizer bar
Suspension, rear
Multi-link with coil springs, shocks and heavy-duty stabilizer bar
Tires
Goodyear P265/60R17 all-season, V-rated, blackwall
Tire pressure monitor check tire pressure spare tire includes sensor; must be programmed when mounted (see page 17)
Tire, spare Full-size spare, lockable with outside winch-type carrier mounted under frame at rear (includes TPM sensor - not programed)
­­Trailering equipment
Not available on Police Package (ppv)
­­TransmissionEnhanced calibration 6-speed automatic with overdrive, electronically-controlled transmission provides protection against overrevving the engine in low gear and a mechanical low gear blockout is not required; if a driver manually selects low gear and fails to
manually upshift to high gear, the powertrain control module automatically protects the drivetrain
­­Wheels
17" x 7.5" heavy-duty black steel
Wheel center cap
Polished finish bolt-on metal
2. E85 is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. To see if there is an E85 station near you, go to www.gmaltfuel.com/e85-station-locator.
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Tahoe 2WD Police Package PPV
POWERTRAIN
ENGINE
OPTIONTYPE
TRANSMISSION
DISPLACEMENT
CODE
LITERS/CU. IN.
LMG
V8
5.3/325
EMISSIONS -
AXLE
FUELOPTIONTYPEOPTION
SYSTEM
CODE
Active fuel
MXO/MYC
6L80
management
6-speed
FlexFuel2
auto. with OD
(gas or E85 ethanol)
RATIO
CODE
GU4
3.08­­­
MUST BE SPECIFIED
FE9
F ederal emissions. Use for ordering vehicles that will be registered in all states except Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington State
YF5
California emissions. Use for ordering vehicles that will be registered in California.
NE1AZ/CT/ME/MD/MA/NJ/NY/OR/PA/RI/VT/WA emissions. Use for ordering vehicles that will be registered in Connecticut, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington State
NB8
Required when option code FE9 “Federal emissions” is ordered for delivery to a dealer located in Arizona, California, Connecticut,
Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington State for a purchaser who will
be registering the vehicle outside Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington State.
NC7
Required when option code YF5 “CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS” or option code NE1 "AZ/CT/ME/MD/MA/NJ/NM/NY/OR/PA/RI/VT/WA
EMISSIONS" is ordered for delivery to a dealer located in any state except Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington for a purchaser who will be
registering the vehicle in one of these states or sold as permitted below under “EPA Policy on the Sale of California Emission Vehicles”
NB9
Required when option code YF5 is ordered for delivery to a dealer located in Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Required when option code NE1 is ordered for
delivery to a dealer located in California.
NOTE: T he 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicle and Special Service Vehicle with the 5.3L Engine (LMG) with Emission Option Codes NE1 and YF5
is certified to EPA Tier 2 Bin 4 standards and qualifies as ULEV (Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) under California Air Resources Board (CARB)
requirements, meaning it is 50-state certified when ordered with NE1 or YF5. Emission Option Code FE9 (Federal) is Federal-only certified and
not intended for registration in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington State.
Emission Standard: BIN4 (for Option Code NE1 or YF5), BIN5 (for Option Code FE9)
EPA engine family or test group: CGMXT05.3381 (for Option Code NE1 or YF5), CGMXT05.3373 (for Option Code FE9)
TIRES MANUFACTURER
GOODYEAR
SPEED RATED
QUANTITY
SIZE
SPEED RATING
TYPE
5
P265/60R17
V
All season BW
NOTE: Due to specific requirements for performance durability and safety, GM recommends only the original equipment tires for replacement
Tire Plys = Tread: 2 Polyester, 2 Steel, 2 Nylon Sidewall: 2 Polyster Total 8 Ply
SEATS AND INTERIOR TRIM
STANDARDFront: cloth bucket with NO center console (power driver and passenger) Rear: vinyl 60/40 split-bench
OPTIONAL Front: cloth 40/20/40 split-bench (power driver side seat only)
Rear: vinyl 60/40 split-bench
SEAT OPTIONS
A95 and 9N5
5T5 AZ3
5T5
2. E85 is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. To see if there is an E85 station near you, go to www.gmaltfuel.com/e85-station-locator.
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EBONY
19C
19C
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AVAILABLE EXTERIOR COLORS
16U
GHA
89U
GAN
41U
50U
51U
58U
Graystone
Metallic
(New)
Mocha Steel
Metallic
Crystal Red*
Tintcoat
(New)
Silver Ice
Metallic
(New)
Black
Summit White
Gold Mist
Metallic
Black Granite*
Metallic
Actual colors may vary * Additional Charge
SEO Paint Available
WA#
COLOR DESCRIPTION
253A
Wheatland Yellow
334D
Dark Toreador Red
722J
Dark Blue Metallic
9V7
9V2
9V5
5T4
5665Blue
7941
Green
9015
Woodland Green
9260Victory Red
SEO CODE 9W3
9414Yellow
Actual Color May VAry
NOTE: • All normally body-colored non-sheet metal parts, will be Flat Black (except Victory Red non-sheet metal parts will match)
• SEO paint orders that contain less than five vehicles will be delayed until five unit minimum is received for batch production
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Tahoe DRiver Information center PPV
United States Certified Speedometer/cluster (CANADIAN SIMILAR)
MessaGe Center
change engine oil soon
replace battery in remote key
check tire pressure
(press reset) lf/rf/lr/rr
right rear door open
Driver DOor open
service battery charging system
engine hot a/c turned off
engine hours
engine oil low add oil
service brake system
engine overheated idle engine
service brakes soon
engine overheated Stop engine
service theft deterrent system
engine power is reduced
service tire monitor system
fuel level low
tighten gas cap
hood open
tire learning active
left rear door open
traction control off
oil pressure low stop engine
Transmission Hot Idle Engine
passenger door open
Turn signal on
rear access open
Washer Fluid Low add Fluid
remote key learning active
NOTE: T he Tahoe Police Package and Special Service Package are not
equipped with dic buttons. The instrument cluster odometer trip
stem is used to display the following messages: odometer, engine
hours, trip odometer, tire pressure, remote keyless entry, relearn
remote key, programming and dic language.
See the Tahoe owner’s manual for operation description.
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service air bag
SPEEDOMETER CERTIFICATION
2012 Tahoe police vehicle certified speedometer calibration.
Specifications at ambient temperature of -10 to 120 degree F.
Inaccuracies due to vehicle speed sensing are included.
Actual vehicle speedindicated speed
0 to 120 mph
+/- 2 MPH
The speedometer calibration is for the 5.3L engine, automatic transmission with a 3.08
axle and P265/60R17 H-rated tires
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Available options WITH Tahoe PPV Police PACKAGE
6a6
batteries dual Heavy-duty 730 cca - Parallel connected
B85
body side moldings - On 4 doors
1LRBrake System, City - Uses base friction material that wears better at lower temperatures and city service. The city brakes are not optimal for track
performance. The rotor does not have the radial drilled holes. The parts are physically interchangeable for service, however the parts should be substituted as
complete four wheel sets
Utq
content theft alarm disable - Flashing lamps and horn warning
9g8
delete daytime running lamps and automatic headlamps (see page 18 for description)
9V7
exterior body colored parts - Dark Blue Metallic, provides Dark Blue Metallic special paint WA722J and Dark Blue Metallic special painted exterior body
parts in lieu of glossy Black color normally installed with special paint. Dark Blue Metallic painted parts will consist of front fascia, rear bumper fascia, rear liftgate
handle and liftgate applique above license plate. Door handles, mirrors, rear D-pillar applique and liftgate spoiler will remain Black. B85 body-side moldings are
not available. Requires SEO TGK special paint
5t4
exterior body colored parts - Victory Red special painted exterior body parts in lieu of glossy Black color normally installed with special painted bodies,
Victory Red painted parts will consist of front fascia, rear bumper fascia, rear liftgate license plate applique and rear liftgate handle, door handlesand body side
moldings. Mirrors, rear D-pillar applique and liftgate spoiler will remain Black. Requires SEO TGK special paint and special paint color WA9260 Victory Red. Includes
RPO B85 body side moldings
6j7
flasher system headlamp and tail lamp - drl compatible, headlamp flasher module with control wire and body control module rear
lamp flashing (see page 21 for description)
B30
floor covering - Color keyed carpeting
B58
floor mats - Color keyed carpeted front and 2nd row (not available with vinyl floor covering)
K05
heater - Engine block
Ppv
identifier - Police Package
6e2
key common - Complete vehicle fleet, provides a single key cut with a specific code that is common to the door lock and ignition of all the vehicles in the vehicle
fleet; this key code is an alternate to SEO 6e8 key common, complete vehicle fleet; not compatible with 2005 and earlier Impalas, 2006 and earlier Tahoes and
2011 and later Caprice
6e8
key common - Complete vehicle fleet, provides a single key cut with a specific code that is common to the door lock and ignition of all the vehicles in the vehicle
fleet; this key code is an alternate to SEO 6e2 key common, complete vehicle fleet; not compatible with 2005 and earlier Impalas, 2006 and earlier Tahoes and
2011 and later Caprice
AMFKeyless entry transmitters - Fleet Package includes 6 additional transmitters. Transmitters are not programmed. Each transmitter, including the two
standard with the vehicle, must be programmed together by a dealer at customer expense. Transmitter programming is not a warranty item. See also your owner's
manual supplement for programming information. (see also page 19 for customer programming of transmitters using the vehicle Driver Information Center
procedure) NOTE: Vehicle specific, common fleet transmitter frequency not available
G80
locking differential - Heavy-duty
­Trwprovision for roof mounted lamp - Overhead console mounted switch and wiring to the roof; upfitter to install and connect a roof mounted warning
lamp; instructions provided in owner’s manual supplement
6n6
Rear door LockS inoperative - Rear power locks are inoperable at rear door but operate from drivers position (see page 19)
6b2
rear door handles inoperative - Rear door inoperative; doors can be opened only from outside (see page 19)
6n5
rear Door window switches inoperative - Rear windows only operate from drivers position (see page 19)
Ap3 remote vehicle starter system - Includes remote keyless entry
5t5
seats - Front cloth with vinyl rear seat (see page 4)
TGKSPECIAL PAINT SOLID - One color all normally body-colored non-sheet metal parts will be gloss Black. This includes front and rear facias, liftgate handle and
applique, D-pillars and upper liftgate applique. Mirrors and door handles will be grained Black parts. B85 body-side moldings are not available except with SEO
option 5T4 exterior body-colored parts. May require extended lead time. Required with any SEO paint selection. May require extended lead time
7x6
spotlamp - Left hand, separately fused (see page 20 for description)
7x7
spotlamps - Left and right hand, separately fused (see page 20 for description)
Wx7wiring - For customer connection to front door and windshield pillar speakers. Front speakers are not connected to the vehicle radio; radio audio signals are
routed to the rear speakers (see page 20 for description)
6j3wiring - For grille lamps and siren speaker. (see page 21 for description)
6j4
wiring - For horn/siren circuit, in-line connection for customer furnished switch (see page 20 for description)
Autonet Mobile WiFi in-car router - Available through your GM Dealer (see page 20 for Description)
For standard and optional illustrations see pages 17 through 21
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Tahoe 2WD Police Package PPV – Specifications
GENERAL
ENGINE Model
Drive
CC10706
2-wheel
EXTERIOR (in./mm)
Wheelbase
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Lift in height (load floor to ground)
Step height - (front door sill to ground)
Step height - (rear door sill to ground)
Step height - (front running board to ground)
Step height - (rear running board to ground)
Front track width
Rear track width
Turning diameter curb to curb (ft./m)
Ground clearance (rear axle) 116.0/2946
202.0/5131
79.0/2007
73.9/1877
30.3/770
20.4/517
20.8/528
12.1/307
12.5/317
68.2/1732
67.0/1701
39.0/11.9
8.0/203
FRONT COMPARTMENT (in./mm)
Head room
Shoulder room
Hip room
Leg room (maximum)
REAR COMPARTMENT (in./mm)
39.2/996
65.2/1656
60.6/1539
39.0/991
CARGO
Load floor length to center of front seat at floor (in./mm)
Load floor length to center of 2nd seat at floor (in./mm)
Inside width between wheel house (in./mm)
Cargo area height (in./mm)
Cargo volume3 maximum behind front seat (cu. ft./liters) Cargo volume3 maximum behind second seat (cu. ft./liters) 81.4/2068
49.4/1255
49.1/1247
41.7/1059
108.9/3084
60.3/1707
NOTE: For additional dimensional data go to: gmupfitter.com
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT VOLUME INDEX (cu.ft./liters)
Passenger compartment volume index3
Fuel Economy Ratings
121.8/ 3449
CITY/HIGHWAY/COMBINED
5.3L engine 2WD4
15/21/17
Projected EPA label values, actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving
habits and vehicle’s condition.
ALTERNATOR
Type
Amps
77°F (25°C)
TRANSMISSION
Automatic electronic with overdrive
Fluid pan removed and filter replaced (quarts/liters)
6-speed
6.0/5.7
AXLE
Ratio
41.1/1044
65.2/1656
60.3/1532
41.3/1049
Head room Shoulder room
Hip room
Leg room (minimum)
STD
Vortec V8
5.3/325
320 @ 5400
335 @ 4000
sfi
9.9:1
Single
87
26/98
6.0/5.7
18.3/17.3
Type Displacement: liters/cu. in. Horsepower/rpm Torque lb.-ft./rpm Induction system
Compression ratio
Exhaust
Minimum recommended fuel octane
Fuel tank capacity (gallons/liters)
Oil with filter (quarts/liters)
Cooling capacity (quarts/liters)
REMY DR44M
160
Tahoe POLICE ALTERNATOR OUTPUT
3.08
BRAKES
ABS with vacuum-boost
Front-swept area (sq. in./sq. cm)
Rear-swept area (sq. in./sq. cm)
Total front and rear swept area (sq. in./sq. cm)
Front rotor diameter (in./mm)
Rear rotor diameter (in./mm)
Front rotor thickness (in./mm)
Rear rotor thickness (in./mm)
Disc/Disc
256.6/1655
248/1600
504.6/3255
13.0/330
13.5/343
1.2/30
.79/20
TIRES
Type
Size
Goodyear V-rated all-season
P265/60R17
WHEELS
Type
Size
Steel
17" x 7.5"
CHASSIS
Frame
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Steering type
Steering ratio
Full perimeter steel
Independent, single
coil-over-shocks with stabilizer bar
Multi-link with coil spring
Power rack and pinion
17.75:1
BATTERY
Type
BCI group size Volts
Amp hour rating
Cold cranking amps @ 0°F (-18°C)
Reserve capacity @ 80°F (27°C)
Maintenance free
LN3
12
80
730
110
Vehicle Weight (lbs./kg.)
GVWR5
Base Curb (vehicle without original manufactures optional equipment) Payload with bucket seats6
6700/3039
5342/2423
1336/606
NOTE: See owner’s manual supplement for loading information
NORMAL IDLE SPEED: 600-650 RPMS
COMPUTER CONTROLLED IDLE SPEED RANGE (PARK): 800-1000 RPM
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3. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
4. EPA-estimated MPG.
5. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). When properly equipped, includes vehicle, passengers,
cargo and equipment.
6. Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo.
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Updates for 2012
Shown with aftermarket equipment and optional wheels
New Features
• (GAN) Silver Ice Metallic
• (89U) Crystal Red Tintcoat
• (16U) Graystone Metallic
• Electronic trailer sway control and hill start assist
• Autonet Mobile WiFi in-car router available (see page 20 for details)
Deletions
• (80U) Red Jewel Tintcoat
• (GGU) Steel Green Metallic
• (GGZ) Sheer Silver Metallic
• (GLF) Ice Blue Metallic
• (GGW) Taupe Gray Metallic
REVISIONS
• Page 12: Emission note, added
Revised 1/12
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NOTE: This vehicle is NOT designed nor intended for use IN HIGH SPEED EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS
GM restricts the sale of police vehicles and they are not to be sold to retail customers.
MODEL AVAILABILITY
CK10706
4-wheel drive
Warranty 3 years / 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper (whichever comes first, see dealer for details)
5 years / 100,000 mile limited powertrain (whichever comes first, see dealer for details)
STANDARD EQUIPMENT SUMMARY
INTERIOR FEATURES
Air conditioning
D ual-zone manual climate control with individual climate settings for driver and front passenger; includes auxiliary rear air
conditioning and heat (rear operated from front control only)
Assist handlesFront passenger and second row outboard; front passenger assist handle is deleted when passenger side spotlamp is ordered
Bluetooth
Not available
Compass
Standard; displayed in Driver Information Center
Console, overhead
Includes map lamps
Cruise control
Electronic with set and resume speed
DOME LampsDome lamps, cargo lamp with sustained lamps feature and map lamps (see page 18 interior/exterior lamp control to turn off dome light)
Floor covering
Black vinyl floor and load floor behind second row
Glass
Deep tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield, driver and front passenger side glass)
GLove box
Locking door, no light
Mirror
Inside rearview manual day/night
Navigation System
Not available
OnStar
Not available
Outside Temp. Display
Standard; displayed in Driver Information Center
Radio
am/fm stereo with mp3 compatible cd player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (rds), speedcompensated volume and theftlock
Restraint systemTahoe received an overall 5-star frontal and side crash test rating from NHTSA12. Safety belts, driver and front passenger
with pretensioners, dual stage driver and passenger frontal air bags1, passenger sensing system and frontal air bag1 ON/OFF indicator,
rollover sensor, dual head curtain air bags1 for front and rear outboard occupants and front seat back mounted thorax-pelvic air bags1
Seat, front
Cloth 40/20/40 split-bench 3-passenger, includes 6-way power driver seat adjuster (power passenger seat is not available) with manual
lumbar, driver and passenger manual reclining, outboard head restraints, center fold-down storage armrest and rear storage pockets
(see page 12). Bucket seats available, see A95 page 15
Seat, rear
Vinyl split-folding 60/40 bench with outboard seating position headrests, 3rd seat not available (see page 12)
Speedometer/cluster
120 mph analog speedometer and digital trip odometer with gages for engine oil pressure, fuel, battery volts and coolant
temperature. Driver Information Center displays engine hours, warnings and other information (see message listing on page 14)
Stealth MODE
See exterior lamps control on page 18 for operation description
Steering wheelTilt-wheel with column mounted gear shift lever
Theft deterrent SystemVehicle PASS-Key® III+ and content theft (unauthorized entry sounds horn and lamps flash). For Content Theft Alarm disable option
utq must be ordered (see page 15)
Visors
Padded with cloth trim, extends on rod; driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
Warning toneS
Headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and right-front passenger safety belt unfasten and turn signal on
Window operation Power with driver express-down and lockout features
Electrical features
Auxiliary power, front
Auxiliary power, rear
Ground studs
Lock-out protection
Power outlets
Wiring diagrams
1 00-amp ignition and main power supply wiring at lower center of instrument panel (see wiring provisions for 12-volt battery power
supply on page 17)
100-amp auxiliary power in cargo area (see page 17 and 23)
Two studs located in rear compartment near bottom of liftgate opening (see page 17 and 23)
Prevents the power door locks from locking the driver’s door if the keys are left in the ignition (manually lockable with engine running)
Two located on instrument panel and one in rear cargo area
See pages 22 through 25 for description; also see Tahoe Police Package owner’s manual supplement (located in glove box folder with
standard owner’s manual)
Wiring PROVISION,
EXTerior Lamps Flashing Forward lamp harness in-line connector for Exterior Lamps Flashing System (see option 6J7 on page 15 and 21)
1. H
ead curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions.
Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child’s age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear
seat. See your vehicle Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more information.
12. M
odel tested with standard head curtain side-impact air bags (SABs). Government 5-Star Safety ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s
(NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).
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Exterior Features
Assist steps
Defogger
Door handles
Door locks
Black, mounted between front and rear wheels
Electric, rear window
Matte Black
Power, non-programmable with lockout protection, and automatic door locking and unlocking, door lock cylinder no longer available
on passenger front door and rear liftgate; child safety locks included in rear doors
Fascia, front
Color - keyed
Fascia, rear
Color - keyed with step pad
Fog Lamps
Not available
Headlamps
Dual halogen composite with flash-to-pass feature, automatic exterior lamp control and daytime running lamps (to delete automatic
lamp control, see option 9G8 on pages 15 and 18)
Horns
Dual note
Keyless entryIncludes two transmitters with non-functional panic button; stealth mode feature includes exterior lamps and horn disable; if remote
start Option AP3 is included, running lamps will remain illuminated (additional transmitters are available; see option AMF on page 15)
Keys
Two-sided random code, for ignition and drivers door only
Luggage rack
Not available
Mirrors
Outside heated power-adjustable, manual-folding, Matte Black
Rear liftgateLiftgate/liftglass with washer and wiper, power liftgate not available and no lock cylinder on liftgate
Recovery hooks
Two front
Under Hood Lamp
Not available
Windshield wipers
Intermittent with washer
chassis Features
Air cleaner
High-capacity
Alternator
160-amp with idle boost (transmission in park or neutral) based on battery energy level
BatteryHeavy-duty 730 cca with battery rundown protection (does not protect customer installed equipment)
Brakes
4-wheel anti-lock front and rear disc with vacuum boost power assist
Cooling Heavy-duty high capacity radiator, electric fans and extended life coolant; coolant hoses are EPDM (ethylene-propylene-diene
monomer) rubber; silicone hoses are not required (coolant is DEX-COOL good for 5 years/150.000 miles, protects from -34° F to +265° F
and against rust and corrosion)
Engine
Vortec 5300 V8 SFI with variable value timing (VVT) active fuel management, FlexFuel2 (capable of running on gasoline or E85
ethanol; mixtures) top speed fuel cutoff at 98 MPH
Frame
Full perimeter modular with hydroformed frame rails
Fuel tank capacity
26 gallon (98 liters)
Oil coolers
Engine and transmission auxiliary air-to-oil and power steering (see page 18 for description)
Radio suppression
Grounding straps at five additional locations (see page 17 for location)
Spark plugs
Extended life - iridium tip
Stabilitrak
Stability enhancement system. An advanced computer controlled system that assists the driver with directional control of the vehicle
in difficult driving conditions. Each time the vehicle is started, the StabiliTrak system is fully on. StabliliTrak can be controlled by a
StabiliTrak button on the instrument panel. The condition of the system is displayed by an instrument panel StabiliTrak indicator light
and Driver Information Center (DIC) Messages. Push once, Traction Control is off, push and hold five seconds Traction Control and
StabiliTrak is off, push again and Traction Control and StabiliTrak are turned back on
Steering
Power, rack and pinion
Suspension, front
Coil-over-shock with stabilizer bar
Suspension, rear
Multi-link with coil springs with stabilizer bar
Tires
P265/70R17 all-season SBR
Tire pressure monitor
check tire pressure (no spare tire sensor)
Tire, spare Full-size spare, lockable with outside winch-type carrier mounted under frame at rear (TPM sensor not included)
Trailering equipmentHeavy-duty, includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7-way sealed
connector, vr4 2-inch trailering receiver and electric brake controller jumper harness
Transfer case
Electronic autotrac
Transmission6-speed automatic with overdrive and tow/haul mode, electronically-controlled transmission provides protection against over-revving
the engine in low gear and a mechanical low gear blockout is not required; if a drive­­­r manually selects low gear and fails to manually
upshift to high gear, the powertrain control module automatically protects the drivetrain
Wheels
17" x 7.5" argent steel
Wheel center cap
Argent, retained to wheel lugnuts
2. E85 is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. To see if there is an E85 station near you, go to www.gmaltfuel.com/e85-station-locator.
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POWERTRAIN
ENGINE
OPTIONTYPE
TRANSMISSION
DISPLACEMENT
CODE
LITERS/CU. IN.
LMG
V8
5.3/325
EMISSIONS -
AXLE
FUELOPTIONTYPEOPTION
SYSTEM
CODE
Active fuel
MXO/MYC
6L80
management
6-speed
FlexFuel2
auto. with OD
(gas or E85 ethanol)
RATIO
CODE
GU6
3.42­­­
MUST BE SPECIFIED
FE9
F ederal emissions. Use for ordering vehicles that will be registered in all states except Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington State
YF5
California emissions. Use for ordering vehicles that will be registered in California.
NE1AZ/CT/ME/MD/MA/NJ/NY/OR/PA/RI/VT/WA emissions. Use for ordering vehicles that will be registered in Connecticut, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington State
NB8
Required when option code FE9 “Federal emissions” is ordered for delivery to a dealer located in Arizona, California, Connecticut,
Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington State for a purchaser who will
be registering the vehicle outside Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington State.
NC7
Required when option code YF5 “CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS” or option code NE1 "AZ/CT/ME/MD/MA/NJ/NM/NY/OR/PA/RI/VT/WA
EMISSIONS" is ordered for delivery to a dealer located in any state except Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington for a purchaser who will be
registering the vehicle in one of these states or sold as permitted below under “EPA Policy on the Sale of California Emission Vehicles”
NB9
Required when option code YF5 is ordered for delivery to a dealer located in Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Required when option code NE1 is ordered for
delivery to a dealer located in California.
NOTE: T he 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Patrol Vehicle and Special Service Vehicle with the 5.3L Engine (LMG) with Emission Option Codes NE1 and YF5
is certified to EPA Tier 2 Bin 4 standards and qualifies as ULEV (Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) under California Air Resources Board (CARB)
requirements, meaning it is 50-state certified when ordered with NE1 or YF5. Emission Option Code FE9 (Federal) is Federal-only certified and
not intended for registration in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington State.
Emission Standard: BIN4 (for Option Code NE1 or YF5), BIN5 (for Option Code FE9)
EPA engine family or test group: CGMXT05.3381 (for Option Code NE1 or YF5), CGMXT05.3373 (for Option Code FE9)
TIRES Manufacturer
Random
SPEED RATED
QUANTITY
SIZE
SPEED RATING
TYPE
5
P265/70R17
S
All season BW
NOTE: Optional on/off-road tire is available (see option 4TP on page 15)
Tire Plys = Tread: 2 Polyester, 2 Steel, 1 Nylon Sidewall: 2 Polyster Total 7 Ply
SEATS AND INTERIOR TRIM
STANDARDFront: cloth 40/20/40 split-bench (power driver side seat only)
Rear: vinyl 60/40 split-bench
OPTIONAL Front: cloth buckets with center console (power driver and passenger seat)
Rear: vinyl 60/40 split-bench
OPTIONAL Front: cloth buckets without center console (power driver and passenger seat)
Rear: vinyl 60/40 split-bench
SEAT OPTIONS
AZ3
5T5 A95
5T5
A95 and 9N5
5T5
2. E85 is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. To see if there is an E85 station near you, go to www.gmaltfuel.com/e85-station-locator.
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19C
19C
19C
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AVAILABLE EXTERIOR COLORS
16U
GHA
89U
GAN
41U
50U
51U
58U
Graystone
Metallic
(New)
Mocha Steel
Metallic
Crystal Red*
Tintcoat
(New)
Silver Ice
Metallic
(New)
Black
Summit White
Gold Mist
Metallic
Black Granite*
Metallic
Actual colors may vary * Additional Charge
SEo Paint Available
WA#
COLOR DESCRIPTION
253A
Wheatland Yellow
334D
Dark Toreador Red
722J
Dark Blue Metallic
9V7
9V2
9V5
5T4
5665Blue
7941
Green
9015
Woodland Green
9260Victory Red
CODE
9W3
9414Yellow
Actual Color May VAry
NOTE: • All normally body-colored non-sheet metal parts, will be Flat Black (except Victory Red non-sheet metal parts will match)
• SEO paint orders that contain less than five vehicles will be delayed until five unit minimum is received for batch production
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Tahoe DRiver Information center 5W4
United States Speedometer/cluster (CANADIAN SIMILAR)
MessaGe Center
change engine oil soon
service air bag
check tire pressure
(press reset) lf/rf/lr/rr
service battery charging system
Driver Door Open
service brake system
engine hot a/c turned off
service brakes soon
engine oil low add oil
service theft deterrent system
engine overheated idle engine
service tire monitor system
engine overheated stop engine
service traction control
engine power is reduced
Service stabilitrak
fuel level low
stabilitrak off
hood open
ServIce 4-Wheel drive
left rear door open
tighten gas cap
oil pressure low stop engine
tire learning active
passenger door open
traction control off
rear access open
transmission hot idle engine
remote key learning active
turn signal on
replace battery in remote key
Washer Fluid low add Fluid
right rear door open
NOTE: T he Tahoe Police Package and Special Service Package are not
equipped with dic buttons. The instrument cluster odometer trip
stem is used to display the following messages: odometer, engine
hours, trip odometer, tire pressure, remote keyless entry, relearn
remote key, programming and dic language.
See the Tahoe owner’s manual for operation description.
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AVAILABLE OPTIONS WITH Tahoe 5W4 SPECIAL SERVICE PACKAGE
batteries, dual Heavy-duty 730 cca - Parallel connected
body side moldings - On 4 doors
brake controller - Integrated trailer
chassis package off-road suspension - (Requires qjp tire and includes nzz skid plates, k47 high capacity air cleaner, no z71 decal)
console delete - Between seats (Requires a95)
content theft alarm disable - Flashing lamps and horn warning
delete daytime running lamps and automatic headlamps
exterior body colored parts - Dark Blue Metallic, provides Dark Blue Metallic special paint WA722J and Dark Blue Metallic special painted exterior body
parts in lieu of glossy Black color normally installed with special paint. Dark Blue Metallic painted parts will consist of front fascia, rear bumper fascia, rear liftgate
handle and liftgate applique above license plate. Door handles, mirrors, rear D-pillar applique and liftgate spoiler will remain Black. B85 body-side moldings are
not available. Requires SEO TGK special paint
5t4
exterior body colored parts - Victory Red special painted exterior body parts in lieu of glossy Black color normally installed with special painted bodies,
Victory Red painted parts will consist of front fascia, rear bumper fascia, rear liftgate license plate applique and rear liftgate handle, door handlesand body side
moldings. Mirrors, rear D-pillar applique and liftgate spoiler will remain Black. Requires SEO TGK special paint and special paint color WA9260 Victory Red. Includes
RPO B85 body side moldings
6j7flasher system headlamp and tail lamp - DRL compatible, headlamp flasher module with control wire and body control module rear
lamp flashing (see page 21)
B30
floor covering - Color keyed carpeting
B58
floor mats - Color keyed carpeted front and 2nd row (not available with vinyl floor covering)
K05
heater - Engine block
5W4 identifier - Special Service Package
6e2
key common - Complete vehicle fleet, provides a single key with a specific code that is common to the door lock and ignition of all the vehicles in the vehicle
fleet; key code is an alternate to SEO 6e8 key common, complete vehicle fleet; not compatible with 2005 and earlier Impalas, 2006 and earlier Tahoes and 2011
and later Caprice
6e8key common - Complete vehicle fleet, provides a single key with a specific code that is common to the door lock and ignition of all the vehicles in the vehicle fleet;
key code is an alternate to SEO 6e2 key common, complete vehicle fleet; not compatible with 2005 and earlier Impalas and 2006 and earlier Tahoes and 2011 and
later Caprice
AMF Keyless entry transmitters - Fleet Package includes 6 additional transmitters. Transmitters are not programmed. Each transmitter, including the two standard
with the vehicle, must be programmed together by a dealer at customer expense. Transmitter programming is not a warranty item. See also your owner's manual
supplement for programming information. (see also page 19 for customer programming of transmitters using the vehicles Driver Information Center procedure) NOTE:
Vehicle specific, common fleet transmitter frequency not available
G80
locking differential
Trw provision for roof mounted lamp - Overhead console mounted switch and wiring to the roof; upfitter to install and connect a roof mounted warning lamp;
instructions provided in owner’s manual supplement
6b2
rear door handles inoperative - Rear door inoperative; doors can be opened only from outside (see page 19)
6n6
Rear door locks inoperative - Rear power locks are inoperable at rear doors but operate form drivers position (see page 19)
6n5
rear door window switches inoperative - Rear window only operates from driver’s position (see page 19)
Ap3
remote vehicle starter system - Includes remote keyless entry
Az3
seats - Front custom cloth 40/20/40 split-bench, power driver seat only (see page 12)
A95
seats - Front bucket with custom cloth, 6-way power with center console, to delete center floor console 9n5 must be ordered (see page 12)
5t5
seats - Front cloth with vinyl rear seat ­­(see page 12)
Nzz
skid plates package
TGKSPECIAL PAINT SOLID - One color all normally body-colored non-sheet metal parts will be gloss Black. This includes front and rear facias, liftgate handle and
applique, D-pillars and upper liftgate applique. Mirrors and door handles will be grained Black parts. B85 body-side moldings are not available except with SEO
option 5T4 exterior body-colored parts. May require extended lead time. Required with any SEO paint selection. May require extended lead time
7x6
spotlamp - Left hand, separately fused (see page 20)
7x7
spotlamp - Left and right hand, separately fused (see page 20)
9g3
suspension package - Off-road
­­­­­­­­­4JP
tire SPare - P265/70R17 on/off-road, blackwall (requires QJP tires)
Qjp
tires - P265/70R17 on/off-road (for full-size spare tire 4JP must be ordered)
P46
wheels - Aluminum
Wx7wiring - For customer connection to front door and windshield pillar speakers. Front speakers are not connected to the vehicle radio; radio audio signals are
routed to the rear speakers
6j3
wiring - For grille lamps and siren speaker (see page 21)
6j4
wiring - For horn/siren circuit, in-line connection for customer furnished switch (see page 20)
Autonet Mobile WiFi in-car router - Available through your GM Dealer (see page 20 for Description)
6a6
B85
Jl1
9g3
9n5
Utq
9g8
9V7
For standard and optional illustrations see pages 17 though 21 in PPV section
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Tahoe 4wd Special Service 5W4 – Specifications
GENERAL
ENGINE
Model
Drive
CK10706
4-wheel
EXTERIOR (in./mm)
Wheelbase
Overall length
Overall width
Overall height
Lift in height (load floor to ground)
Step height - (front door sill to ground)
Step height - (rear door sill to ground)
Step height - (front running board to ground)
Step height - (rear running board to ground)
Front track width
Rear track width
Turning diameter curb to curb (ft./m)
Ground clearance
116.0/2946
202.0/5131
79.0/2007
76.9/1953
32.6/828
22.3/567
22.8/580
14.0/356
14.5/369
68.2/1732
67.0/1701
39.0/11.9
9.1/231
FRONT COMPARTMENT (in./mm)
Head room
Shoulder room
Hip room
Leg room (maximum)
41.1/1044
65.2/1656
60.3/1532
41.3/1049
REAR COMPARTMENT (in./mm)
Head room Shoulder room
Hip room
Leg room (minimum)
39.2/996
65.2/1656
60.6/1539
39.0/991
CARGO
Load floor length to center front seat at floor (in./mm)
Load floor length to center 2nd seat at floor (in./mm)
Inside width between wheel house (in./mm)
Cargo area height (in./mm)
Cargo volume3 maximum behind front seat (cu. ft./liters) Cargo volume3 maximum behind second seat (cu. ft./liters) 81.4/2068
49.4/1255
49.1/1247
41.7/1059
108.9/3084
60.3/1707
NOTE: For additional dimensional data go to: gmupfitter.com
PASSENGER COMPARTMENT VOLUME INDEX (cu.ft./liters)
Passenger compartment volume index3
Fuel Economy Ratings
121.8/ 3449
CITY/HIGHWAY/COMBINED
5.3L engine 4WD4
15/21/17
Projected EPA label values, actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving
habits and vehicles condition.
ALTERNATOR
Type
Amps
77°F (25°C)
REMY DR44M
160
Tahoe POLICE ALTERNATOR OUTPUT
Type Displacement: liters/cu. in. Horsepower/rpm Torque lb.-ft./rpm Induction system
Compression ratio
Exhaust
Minimum recommended fuel octane
Fuel tank capacity (gallons/liters)
Oil with filter (quarts/liters)
Cooling capacity (quarts/liters)
Vortec V8
5.3/325
320 @ 5400
335 @ 4000
sfi
9.9:1
Single
87
26/98
6.0/5.7
18.3/17.3
TRANSMISSION
Automatic electronic with overdrive
Fluid pan removed and filter replaced (quarts/liters)
6-speed
6.0/5.7
AXLE
Ratio 4-wheel drive
3.42
BRAKES
ABS with vacuum boost
Front - swept area (sq. in./sq. cm)
Rear - swept area (sq. in./sq. cm)
Total front and rear swept area (sq. in./sq. cm)
Front rotor diameter (in./mm)
Rear rotor diameter (in./mm)
Front rotor thickness (in./mm)
Rear rotor thickness (in./mm)
Disc/Disc
256.6/1655
248/1600
504.6/3255
13.0/330
13.5/343
1.2/30
.79/20
TIRES
Type
Size
S-Rated All Season
P265/70R17
WHEELS
Type
Size
Steel S-Rated All Season
17" x 7.5"
CHASSIS
Frame
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Steering type
Steering ratio
Full perimeter steel
Independent, single
coil-over-shock with stabilizer bar
Multi-link with coil spring
Power rack and pinion
17.75:1
BATTERY
Type
BCI group size Volts
Amp hour rating
Cold cranking amps @ 0°F (-18°C )
Reserve capacity @ 80°F (27°C)
Maintenance free
LN3
12
80
730
110
Vehicle Weight (lbs./kg.)
NORMAL IDLE SPEED: 600-650 RPMS
COMPUTER CONTROLLED IDLE SPEED RANGE (PARK): 800-1000 RPM
3. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
4. EPA-estimated MPG.
5. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). When properly equipped, includes vehicle, passengers,
cargo and equipment.
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Base Curb (vehicle without original manufactures optional equipment) Payload6 with 40/20/40 split-bench seat GCWR (gross combination weight ratings) Maximum trailer weight7 7300/3311
5627/2552
1651/749
14000/6350
8200/3720
NOTE: See owner’s manual supplement for loading information
6. Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment
and cargo.
7. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any
option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment,
passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow.
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AUxiliary Battery Power Junction
Block and Ground Studs
An auxiliary power junction block is located within the driver’s side rear cargo
area jack stowage compartment. This junction block is split to provide two
circuits for connection to customer-furnished equipment directly to the
battery through separate 50-amp circuit breakers. These circuit breakers are
located in the breaker/relay panel forward of the instrument panel glove box.
A maximum load of 100-amps (1,200-watts) can be connected.
This junction block is connected to a coiled 5-foot (1.5 m) branch of rear body
harness and fastened near the jack. Mounting of the junction block can be at
customer-selected rear cargo area locations permitted by the branch harness
length and using customer-furnished mounting hardware.
The junction block should not be attached to the interior trim plastic
components without appropriate backing hardware to the mounting bolts.
Grounding studs are located on the left and right sides of the liftgate opening.
Radio Suppression Ground Straps
4
1
3
5
2
Police Package is equipped with additional grounding in the following locations:
1. Left hand front frame body mount bracket to underbody
2. Left hand rear frame body mount bracket to rear underbody
3.Right hand rear frame body mount bracket to rear underbody
4.Right hand center frame body mount bracket to center underbody
5. Exhaust pipe hanger rod to rear frame hanger
Tire Pressure Monitor
Your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitor (tpm) System which warns
of low tire pressure. The tpm System on your Tahoe Police Package has a spare tire
sensor but is not programmed to read the spare tire pressure. When the spare tire
from your vehicle or an unused spare tire from another Police Package is placed in
use as a road wheel, the system will not read the presence of the new tpm sensor
and must be calibrated. Refer to your owner’s manual for additional information
on the Tire Pressure Monitor and Sensor Programming. The Special Service Package
5W4 does not have sensor in spare tire.
Wiring Provisions for 12-volt
battery power supply
Your vehicle is equipped with wiring provisions for a 12-volt battery power supply.
Refer to the following information when adding electrical system. The wiring
harness is located below the instrument panel near the center of the vehicle. The
following information describes the breaker and relay location.
The 12-volt battery power is supplied through two underhood mega fuses, one
125-amp and one 60-amp. This underhood power is fed to the breaker/relay center
via a harness that passes through the driver side front of the dash, and routed
across the instrument pane to a position forward of the glove box. The breaker/
relay center is mounted to the instrument panel structure forward of the glove
box. The center includes a plastic bracket, two relays, two 30-amp breakers and
three 50-amp mega circuit breakers.
Two 30-amp breakers supply power from the underhood 60-amp mega fuse
through the contacts of the control relays to a 12-gauge (3.0 mm2) blunt cut
wires. These two blunt cut leads are part of wire coiled under the instrument panel
near the center of the vehicle.
Each relay is operated by a 0.5 mm2 blunt cut, light or dark blue control lead
includes in a 3-foot (91 cm) loop of wire under the instrument panel.
Three 50-amp mega circuit breakers, protected by three fusible links, supply power
directly from the underhood 125-amp mega fuse through three, 10-gauge (5.0
mm2) wires. Two of the wires are routed through the body harness to a split buss
junction block to the left rear of the cargo area and secured near the jack and tools.
This 3-foot (91 cm) of coiled wires can be accessed by removing the cup holder on
the top of the trim panel. The third 10-gauge (5.0 mm2) wire is a blunt cut lead,
which is part of the 3-foot (91 cm) loop of wire coiled under the instrument panel
near the center of the vehicle.
An 8-gauge (8 mm2) ground lead is also provided and it is located under the front
passenger sill plate. It can be accessed by removing the sill plate and pulling the
loop of wire at the front of the plate, the lead is 3-feet (91 cm) long.
Blunt cut ignition control power and signal circuits are also included in the wire
coiled under the instrument panel near the center of the vehicle. They include:
• A yellow, 20-gauge (0.5 mm2) circuit, hot in ACCESSORY, RUN or RAP (Retained
Accessory Power)*
• Pink, 20-gauge (0.5 mm2) circuit, hot in Start/Run (7-amp maximum load)
• A yellow/black, 20-gauge (0.5 mm2) transmission park signal. This circuit
provides switched power when the transmission is in P (Park) and the engine is
running. The circuit is at 0-volts when the transmission is in any other position,
i.e., R (Reverse), N (Neutral), D (Drive) or M (Manual 6-1). NOTE that the circuit is
also at 12-volts with the transmission in P (Park) and the ignition is OFF. To avoid
the possibility of undesired parasitic electrical load with the ignition is OFF it is
suggested that the Park/Signal circuit be isolated by routing it through the
normally open contacts of a customer furnished ignition controlled relay.*
• A dark green/white, 20-gauge (0.5 mm2) Vehicle Speed Signal (VSS) provides
4,000 pulses per mile.
The breaker and relay center is located behind and above the instrument panel
storage compartment. Remove contents from the storage tray. Using the tab at the
back of the compartment drop the tray down gently toward the floor. You will find
the breaker/relay center above the right rear corner of the storage compartment.
* These two circuits share a 15-amp fuse. (10-amp combined maximum load)
NOTE: For wiring diagram see page 23
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Tahoe PPV and 5W4 special equipment - STANDARD
Interior/Exterior LampS Control
(PPV ONLY)
Engine Oil Cooler
(5W4 ONLY)
9G8 - Delete Daytime Running Lamps and Automatic Headlamps. This option
disables the Daytime Running Lamps and Automatic Headlamps control feature.
Exterior lamps are manually controlled only. Option 9G8 not available in Canada.
Courtesy lamps, including dome lamps, can be turned off with a push button
switch which is above the interior lamp intensity control knob. When the switch is
activated, courtesy lamps remain off when any vehicle door is open. If a door is
open when the switch is activated, the lamps will go off.
The instrument cluster and radio lighting dimmer control will override the push
button switch to turn on the courtesy lamps.
The headlamp control on the driver’s side of the instrument panel operates the
headlamps. If your Tahoe does not have option 9G8, Delete Daytime Running
Lamps and Automatic Headlamps, the Daytime Running Lamps and Automatic
Headlamps can be turned off for one ignition cycle by rotating the control knob
momentarily counter-clockwise. See also section 3 of your Tahoe owner’s manual.
In Canada, the Daytime Running Lamps and Automatic Headlamps can be turned
off if the transmission is in Park. See also your Tahoe owner’s manual.
Engine oil cooler located in the left hand radiator tank. Cooler consists of an inlet
and an outlet pipe attached to the engine oil filter adapter which transmits the oil
to the cooler and then back to the engine. The cooler itself consists of numerous
flat plates through which the hot oil flows, transmitting heat to the coolant and
cooling the oil.
Transmission Oil cooler
Service parts identification label
E
L
P
SERVICE PARTS IDENTIFICATION
1GNLC2E0BR8152140
DO NOT REMOVE
M
A
S
AGK
BDR
IPG
OST
UW6
3FL
7X6
BC/CC
AG2
B3B
JA9
QPP
UIC
6A3
8MZ
AL0
AMF
B42
B86
JL9
KD1
R7V
R9N
U77
VT7
6E2
6HP
PPV 9MZ
U 636R
AP3
B9V
KG4
R9Z
V8D
6J1
AR9
C67
LGD
SLM
WL9
6J3
AT8
DK2
MX0
T53
ZFH
6J4
PDBJCH
AXJ AY0
EF7 E2C
M15 NK5
UH8 UJM
1SZ
19C
6J7
7B3
A75
FE9
NT7
UN9
41U
7HP
CC10706
A76
FR9
N99
UT7
191
7M9
External air-to-oil cooler is mounted in front of coolant radiator and A/C condenser
at the center and is connected in series with the integral transmission oil cooler in
the right end tank of the coolant radiator.
Power steering cooler
A Service Parts Identification (SPID) Label provides Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN)-specific Option Code content list, Engineering Model Number (Nameplate, body
style), Exterior paint system, Exterior paint color code and Interior trim level and
color. The SPID label for the Tahoe is located on the inner surface of the instrument
panel storage compartment (glove box).
Covering - Floor
Vertical finned cooler is mounted in front of the radiator at the left side of the
radiator and connected in-line between the power steering pump and steering gear.
Black heavy-duty one piece. Replaces production carpeting.
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Tahoe PPV and 5W4 special equipment - OPTIONAL | 19
AMF - Package of 6 transmitters
With Remote
Start and
Liftglass
(Without
Remote
Similar)
6B2 Handles – Rear Door
Inoperative
With Remote
Start and
Power Liftgate
and Liftglass
(Without
Remote Start
Similar)
Relearn Remote Key
To access this DIC display, the vehicle must be in PARK. This display allows you to
match the remote keyless entry transmitter to your vehicle. To match a remote
keyless entry transmitter to your vehicle, do the following:
1. Press the trip odometer reset stem until PRESS THE RELEARN REMOTE KEY displays.
2. Press and hold the trip reset stem for 3 seeconds. The message REMOTE KEY
LEARNING ACTIVE will display.
3. Press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the first transmitter at the same
time for approximately 15 seconds. A beep will sound indicating that the
transmitter is matched.
4. To match additional transmitters at this time, repeat Step 3. Each vehicle can have
a maximum of eight transmitters matched to it.
5. To exit the program mode, turn the key to the LOCK position.
Inside rear door handles are disconnected. Rear doors can only be opened from
the outside.
6N5 SWITCHES – REar Window
Inoperative
NOTE: A maximum of 8 keys may be learned for a vehicle immobilizer (Passkey III+)
with a random key code. Vehicles with the fleet key option (RPO 6E2 or 6E8) may have
more that 8 keys learned for the particular option fleet key and must be learned using
one of the original "master" keys. When programming RPO AMF additional 6 remotes
transmitters, the original 2 transmitter delivered with a vehicle must also be
reprogrammed at the same time.
Wiring provisions for emergency
vehicle roof lamp - OPTION TRW
Rear door window switches are inoperable. Rear door power regulators are
operable only from driver position switches.
6N6 Locks – Rear Door
Inoperative
Battery power is supplied through a 30-amp fuse to a wiring harness located in the
roof. Power is controlled with a switch located in the overhead console. The
customer or vehicle upfitter must complete the installation to an added accessory
such as an emergency beacon lamp.
Maximum rated electrical load is 21-amp (250-watts). The added electrical
requirements must not exceed 21-amp (250-watts). Running the accessory for long
periods of time with the engine off may run the battery down.
Rear door locking rods are disabled. Rear door locks are inoperable at rear doors,
but operate from driver position.
A. 25.39-inches (645 mm)
B. 17.32-inches (440 mm)
C. 3.94-inches (100 mm) square
D. Roof centerline
E. Roof edge
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Tahoe PPV and 5W4 special equipment - OPTIONAL
Autonet Mobile wifi; in-car router
Delivers high speed network connectivity to vehicles by leveraging the 3G network.
Autonet Mobile's TRU Technology, a proprietary and patented technology, provides
a seamless connection regardless how fast you are traveling. Unlike conventional
cellular data technology, TRU Technology manages data as users travel at high
speeds between cell towers, eliminating dropped connections. CarFi™ provides
wireless device connectivity within the vehicle using standards-based 802.11 Wi-Fi
networking. This allows users in and around the vehicle to access the Internet using
any Wi-Fi enabled device. Available through your GM dealer.
WIRING PROVISION FOR FRONT
SPEAKERS – OPTION WX7
Approximately 60 inches (1.5 m) of auxiliary speaker wiring is routed from the
front door and windshield pillar speakers and coiled under the instrument panel.
The wiring permits connection of the front speaker pairs to customer-installed
communication equipment. Vehicle radio front speaker outputs are re-routed
to the rear speakers to maintain the required open door/key-in-ignition
audible warning. NOTE: For wiring diagram see page 25
WIRING PROVISION FOR horn siren
circuit – Option 6J4
SpotLamps
This provision permits customer connection of a switch to select either horn of siren
operation when the horn pad is pressed.
7X6Spotlamp left hand, pillar-mounted unity, 6-inch with replaceable H3 halogen
bulb; independently fused
7X7 Spotlamps left and right hand, pillar-mounted unity, 6-inch with replaceable
H3 halogen bulb; independently fused
NOTE: • Lamp bulbs are halogen 12volt 100 watt H-3 rated at 245,000 candle power
• For wiring diagrams and fuse location see page 25
• Customer furnished spotlamp assembly must be installed to avoid
interference with deploying passenger airbag
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A 22-gauge (0.35 mm2) wire is connected to an in-line connector in the horn circuit
of the instrument panel harness under the instrument panel. The end of this
harness extension is a 5-foot (1.5 m) loop of wire coiled under the center of the
instrument panel. NOTE: For wiring diagram see page 24
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option 6j7 Flashing module
location
Exterior lamps Emergency
Flashing System - option 6j7
Option 6J7 provides a headlamps high beam flashing module, rear lamps flashing
via the Body Control Module (BCM) and a control wire for customer-furnished
switching to turn the module on and off. The flasher control wire is part of the
blunt-cut upfitter harness coiled under the instrument panel in the front passenger
side foot well. The flashing module is located below the passenger side headlamp
and forward of the passenger side front wheel on the inner front fender sheet
metal.
The Option 6J7 Exterior Lamp Emergency Flashing System flashing module is
mounted on a front sheet metal vertical surface, forward of the passenger side
front wheel inner wheelhouse and below the passenger side headlamp.
Wiring Provisions for Vehicle Grille
Lamps and Speaker/Siren – option 6J3
B
A
A. B lunt cut ends for the customer-furnished grille lamps and customer-furnished
siren/speaker
B. Control wires from in-line connector in forward lamp harness for customerfurnished grille lamps and speaker
The SEO 6J3 wiring provision has a 5-foot (1.5 m) harness coiled underneath the
instrument panel on the passenger side. The wiring circuits are routed from under
the instrument panel to a 1-foot (30 cm) coil secured in the area behind the grille.
There are four 16-gauge (1.0 mm2) wires for connecting to the grille lamps (GRY,
TAN) and siren speaker (LT BU, LT GN)
The headlamp flashing module is activated by the application of 12 volts to a dark
green/red wire in the upfitter harness. When activated, the headlamp high beams
and the high beam instrument cluster indicator will flash alternately at 2.4 flashes
per second. When the flashing module is turned on, the module sends a signal to
the BCM which alternately flashes the stop lamps and backup lamps at the same
flash rate as the headlamps. Depressing the brake pedal will override the stop
lamp flashing and placing the transmission in Reverse will override the backup
lamps flashing.
During daylight conditions, the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) are automatically
turned off whenever the headlamps flashing module is activated. During night
time conditions, the low beam headlamps automatically turn on while the high
beam lamps flash. Turning on the high beam headlamps manually will override
the flashing module and the high beam headlamps will operate continuously.
During night time conditions the tail lamps will turn on automatically. If Option
9G8 is present the low beam headlamps and tail lamps will not come on
automatically. The Center Mounted Stop Lamp will operate only when the service
brakes are applied.
A 20 amp fuse labeled HEADLAMP WASH protects the flasher module circuit. The
fuse is located in the under hood fuse block in the engine compartment on the
driver side of the vehicle. See also the Owner Manual for more information.
Activation of the headlamps flashing and rear lamps flashing can be separated by
opening the dark-blue/yellow BCM circuit at the flasher module connector, C122-F,
and applying a customer-switched ground to the harness side of the wire at the
connector.
NOTE: For wiring diagram see page 22
The SEO 6J3 wiring provision also includes one 18-gauge (0.8 mm2) control wire for
the SEO 6J7 Exterior Lamps Emergency Flashing System.
When option 6J7 is installed without option 6J3, only the dark green/red control
wire is proved for connection to custo mer-furnished 12-volt switching to turn the
Emergency Flashing System on or off. NOTE: For wiring diagram see page 22
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Wiring Diagrams – Tahoe PPV and 5W4
Wiring diagram for option 6j3 and option 6j7
122
Wiring Diagram for forward lamp harness in-line connector
for use with headlamps flasher module, option 6j7
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Wiring Diagram for 12-volt battery power supply
Wiring Diagram for Controlled power and
signal circuits with 12-volt power supply
*
* Zero volts out of Park, engine running; hot in Park with ignition Off.
NOTE: Wiring diagrams for these options are shown in the Police Package owner’s manual
supplement (shipped in glove box).
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Wiring Diagrams – Tahoe PPV and 5W4
Wiring diagram for option 6j4 in-line connector
Wiring diagram for OPTION TRW emergency roof lamp
NOTE: Wiring diagrams for these options are shown in the Police Package owner’s manual
supplement (shipped in glove box).
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Wiring diagram for OPTION WX7 in-line connector
WX7 inline harness
added here to send
LF and RF outputs to LR
and RR speakers.
Blunt cut circuits from
front speakers are coiled
in front under the
instrument panel.
Wiring Diagram for WINDSHIELD PILLAR-MOUNTED SPOTLAMP - OPTION 7X6 and 7X7
EXP/PTO
Minifuse 15A
UNDERHOOD
FUSE CENTER
SEOB1
Minifuse 15A
-Spotlamp LH
2640
0.5
RD/WH
J5
P5
B4
RD/WH
2640
0.5
RD/WH
4540
0.5
H7635
A PWR
CASE
GND
-Spotlamp RH
4540
0.5
RD/WH
J2
P2
D3
H7635
A PWR
CASE
GND
7x6 spotlamp left hand and 7X7, spotlamps left and right hand, pillar-mounted Unity, 6-inch with replaceable h3 halogen bulb; independently fused
NOTE: Wiring diagrams for these options are shown in the Police Package owner’s manual supplement (shipped in glove
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AIR BAGS FAQ
Can specialty vehicle equipment (e.g. radar devices, video
cameras, computers, meters, radio trees, shotguns, etc.) still be
mounted in cars with passenger side air bags?
Yes, but care must be taken to mount the equipment outside of the deployment zone.
Air bags inflate with great force and will interact with any object in the deployment
zone. Therefore, to reduce the risk of injury to vehicle occupants, GM recommends
that the air deployment zone be kept free of any equipment. If a piece of equipment
were to become dislodged it could strike an occupant in the vehicle and result in
injury. The likelihood of an object becoming dislodged is influenced by many factors,
including the proximity of the object to the inflatable restraint, the size and shape of
the object, and the means by which the object is secured to the vehicle. In addition to
these factors, the trajectory and velocity of a dislodged object can be influenced by
the type and severity of vehicle crash.
Objects that are in the deployment zone, but do not become dislodged by an inflating
air bag can still affect the performance of the air bag. For example, such objects could
tear the fabric or affect the shape of the air bag, thus reducing the ability of the bag
to provide restraint.
Is it possible to shield equipment that is installed in the passenger
side frontal air bag deployment zone in a manner that will allow
full and safe air bag deployment?
Due to the complexity of influencing variables, GM is unable to evaluate the potential
for shielding expected equipment configurations in all accident scenarios in order
to assure that the air bag performance would be unaffected. While shielding may
protect certain equipment from being damaged or dislodged, it may also negatively
affect the inflation characteristics of the air bag. The air bag’s shape, inflation angle,
fold pattern, and inflation rate and pressure are developed to maximize the
protection capability of the inflatable restraint system. Therefore, GM cannot
recommend the placement of any equipment in the deployment zone, even if it is
shielded to protect it from damage.
Front air bag systems and instrument panel mounted equipment.
Passenger air bags in GM vehicles deploy in different ways depending upon the type
of vehicle and the particular instrument panel design.
In some vehicles, the passenger air bag deploys through a discrete door located on
the top surface of the instrument panel (top-mount air bag systems). In other
vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Tahoe, the passenger air bag deploys through a
discrete door mounted on the vertical rearward surface of the instrument panel,
above the glove box door (mid-mount air bag system). With these types of topmount and mid-mount passenger air bag systems, the top pad of the instrument
panel remains in place during deployment.
Some GM passenger air bag systems, like the system in the Chevrolet Impala, deploy
from beneath the instrument panel top pad. These are considered 3/4-mount air bag
systems with a “deployable top pad.” The entire instrument panel top pad is the
“deployment door” from under which the inflating air bag emerges. When an air bag
deployment is commanded, the forces from the inflating passenger air bag push up
on the instrument panel top pad, releasing special fasteners across the rearward edge
of the top pad. This allows the top pad to rotate upward so that the passenger air bag
may emerge. The top pad rotates upward to open widest at the right hand side, and
is usually forced upward into contact with the windshield on the right hand side of
the vehicle during a deployment.
Instrument panel top mounted special equipment, such as a radar antenna and
control unit or video camera must be positioned to the left of the vehicle center line.
This equipment must be mounted as low as possible and securely fastened to the top
pad to avoid being dislodged in the event of a crash and possible air bag deployment.
In the process of securely fastening special equipment to the top, DO NOT fasten
down the top pad itself to any other vehicle component such as the cluster trim plate.
As described above, the top pad rotates upward during a deployment. In order to
enable the proper deployment of the passenger air bag, specialty equipment
installation MUST NOT PREVENT the top pad from rotating upward during
deployment. Location and attachment of special equipment should minimize added
resistance or interference to upward rotation of the top pad during deployment.
Optional side air bags for crashes to the vehicle sides.
The air bag system in your police vehicle may include optional side air bags for front
and rear occupants. Most front-to-rear side air bags are designed to deploy
downward from the interior roof sides to the bottom of the door windows.
Can Specialty Vehicle Security Barriers be mounted within the side
air bag deployment zones?
No. The side air bags inflate extremely fast because of the nature of side crashes to
the vehicle. Mounting a security barrier behind the front seats with the ends placed
within the side air bag deployment zones will result in unintended interaction
between the barrier and the inflating side air bags. To reduce the risk of injury to the
vehicle occupants, GM recommends that the side air bag zones be kept free of any
customer installed equipment.
Customer furnished equipment installed to the vehicle roof.
Your police vehicle is designed with an interior roof cover system which includes
internal components for the interior lamps and wiring. The roof system may also
include optional side air bag components. Inflation devices may be mounted on the
vehicle roof side behind the rear doors as well as air bag tethers retained to the
windshield pillars. Care must be taken to avoid damage to these components
or interference with their operation when installing roof mounted equipment such
as emergency lamps and communication antennas.
Recommended GM service procedures must be followed to remove
and re-install the instrument panel top pad to ensure that the top
pad will release properly in the event of a passenger air bag
deployment.
On the right half of the top pad closest to the passenger air bag module,
GM recommends that no equipment be mounted. When mounting equipment on the
driver side of the top pad, GM recommends that the total mass of the top pad
mounted special equipment not exceed 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms), since the top pad
tends to rotate about the left end.
Fasteners used to secure special equipment to the instrument panel top pad, the
windshield glass, or to the windshield upper frame (header), should be selected to
ensure that these devices will remain attached during a vehicle crash and possible
air bag deployment.
ead curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always
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use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child’s age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See
your vehicle Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more information.
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AIR BAGS FAQ
Can the installation of push bumpers on the front end of the vehicle
affect the deployment of the air bag?
General Motors is not aware of adverse effects during crash events from the many
push bumpers that have been installed on GM police vehicles. Because there are
many styles of push bumpers available with varying crash characteristics, installation
of push bumpers may or may not affect deployment timing of the air bags. Push
bumpers should be mounted to avoid modifying the vehicle structure and interfering
with the front air bag sensors mounted on the upper radiator support cross member.
Two front impact sensors are installed in General Motors vehicles. Do not relocate or
disconnect the front sensors. The location and orientation of the front sensors are
critical for correct operation of the air bag system. Avoid mounting components on or
near the sensors. Push bumper styles with vertical pushing members that are in foreaft alignment with the front air bag sensors are not recommended.
How long will the air bag remain inflated?
It takes approximately 1/20th of a second to fully inflate the frontal air bags. This is
faster than the blink of an eye. The air bags begin to deflate immediately, helping to
stop the occupants more gradually.
Can the air bag system be re-used?
No. The air bags are designed to inflate only once. After inflation some new parts
will be required. These will include the air bag module and possibly other parts. (A
competent service technician with access to the vehicle’s service manual and the
required tools should replace the required components after a deployment crash.)
I’ve heard that the dusts that are released into the passenger
compartment from the air bag are harmful. Is this true?
For most people, the only effect the dusts will produce is some irritation of the throat
and eyes, and that is only if the occupant remains in the vehicle for many minutes
after the air bag deployment with no ventilation and windows closed. However, some
people with asthma may develop an asthmatic attack from inhaling the dusts. If this
happens, they should first treat themselves the same way their doctor has advised
them to treat any other asthma attack, and then immediately seek medical
treatment.
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Seat mounted side impact air bags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe side
crashes. The side impact air bags will inflate if the crash severity is above the designed
"threshold level." The threshold level can vary with specific vehicles design. The side
impact air bags are not designed to inflate on frontal or near-frontal impacts or rear
impacts, because inflation would not help the occupant.
Roof rail mounted head-curtain air bags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe
side crashes. In addition, certain vehicles have head-curtain air bags which are also
designed to inflate in situations where an impending rollover condition is identified
by the vehicle’s rollover sensing system and/or frontal or near-frontal impacts if the
crash severity is above the designed “threshold level”.
Safety belt pretensioners at the driver and front passenger seat positions are designed
to deploy in frontal, near-frontal, side, and rear crashes that exceed the “threshold
level” of crash severity to help reduce slack in the safety belt. Safety belt pretensioners
will also deploy in impending rollover situations.
I’ve heard that a deployed air bag produces what appears to be
smoke. Is the air bag hot?
After the bag has deployed in a crash, the air bag itself will not be hot to touch. Some
components within the air bag module will be hot for a short time. A small amount of
smoke coming from a deployed air bag module is normal and should not be cause for
concern.
Also, when the nitrogen gas is vented out of the air bag, small particles from inside
the bag are also vented into passenger compartment. These airborne particles look
like smoke and some particles are deposited as residue on and around the air bag.
If my vehicle has air bags, why should I have to wear my safety
belt?
Air bags are in many vehicles today and will be in most of them in the future. But
they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts - not instead of
them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts.
Even if you’re in a vehicle that has air bags, ­you still have to buckle up to get the most
protection. That’s true not only in frontal collisions but especially in side and other
collisions.
When should an air bag inflate?
The driver’s and right-front passenger’s frontal air bags are designed to inflate in
moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crashes. But they are designed to inflate
only if the impact speed is above the system’s designed "threshold level."
In addition, if your vehicle has "dual stage" frontal air bags, these air bags tailor the
amount of restraint according to crash severity. For moderate frontal impacts, the air
bags inflate at a level less than full deployment. For more severe frontal impacts,
"dual stage" frontal air bags deploy at full levels.
If the front of your vehicle goes straight into a wall that doesn’t move or deform, the
threshold level of the reduced deployment is about 12 to 16 mph (19 to 15 km/h),
and the threshold level for a full deployment is about 18 to 24 mph (29 to 28.5 km/h).
The threshold level can vary, however, with specific vehicle design, so that it can be
somewhat above or below this range.
If your vehicle strikes something that will move or deform such as a parked car, the
threshold level will be higher. The driver’s and right-front passenger’s frontal air bags
are not designed to inflate in rollover, side impacts, or rear impacts, because inflation
would not help the occupant.
ead curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always
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use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child’s age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See
your vehicle Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more information.
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AIR BAG DimensionS – Tahoe PPV and 5W4
Top View of Instrument Panel and APproximate
Deployment Area of the Air bag Zone
A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. Passenger side instrument panel top surface zone
Passenger side air bag module trim panel – rear edge
Passenger side door
Approximate dimensions of inflated air bag
Passenger side air bag deployment zone
Passenger centerline
Inside rearview mirror
Vehicle centerline
Driver centerline
Driver side air bag deployment zone
Front of steering wheel
Driver side door
Shift selector arc
ead curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always
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use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child’s age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See
your vehicle Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more information.
NOTE: All dimensions are approximate and subject to change.
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Side View of Driver Side
Air bag Deployment Zone
A. Top edge of windshield
B. Top of instrument panel
C. Inflated air bag – steering wheel
D. Centerline of steering column at mid-tilt
E. Driver air bag deployment zone
F. Front of steering wheel
Side View of Passenger Side Air bag
Deployment Zone
A. Top edge of windshield
B. Inside rearview mirror
C. Instrument panel top surface zone
D. Passenger side air bag module trim panel – rear edge
E. Inflated air bag – horizontal dimension approximate 15.4 in (390 mm)
F. Inflated air bag – vertical dimension approximate 9.3 in (490 mm)
G. Inflated air bag – instrument panel
H. Passenger air bag deployment zone
ead curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always
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use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child’s age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See
your vehicle Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more information.
NOTE: All dimensions are approximate and subject to change.
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AIR BAG DimensionS – Tahoe PPV and 5W4
Head Curtain and front Seat-Mounted Side IMpact Air bag Deployment Zones
Passenger Side Shown, Driver Side Similar
­Tahoe/Suburban/Silverado Crew Cab Seat Rows 1 and 2
A. Top of deployment zone – along head curtain at edge of headliner
B. Back of deployment zone – at rear top corner of rear door pad
C. Rear quarter window
D. Bottom outside edge of rear quarter window
E. Bottom of air bag deployment zone – parallel to outside bottom edge of
rear quarter glass
F. Top edge of rear door pad
G. Top edge of front door pad
H. Dimension at mirror patch from top edge of front door pad
I. Front of deployment zone at front upper corner of front door pad
J. Windshield pillar trim with grab handle
K. Visor
L. Deployment zone - Tahoe seat rows 1 and 2
Tahoe/Suburban 3rd Row Seats
M. Deployment zone - Tahoe 3rd seat
N. Deployment zone - Suburban 3rd seat
O. Rear zones at back corner of headliner: 1 Tahoe, 2 Suburban
P. Bottom of 3rd seat zone at rear side trim cup holders
Q. Top edge of rear quarter trim at window
R. Rear of Tahoe
S. Rear of Suburban
Tahoe/Suburban/Silverado Crew Cab Seat Air bag
T. Center of door trim pull handle
U. Top of surface of outboard front seat cushion
V. Back edge of center pillar trim­
Head curtain and front Seat-Mounted Side IMpact Air bag Deployment Zones
View from Rear Cargo Area
A. Head curtain air bag deployment zone
B. Underside of headliner
C. Edge of headliner D. Inner center pillar trim
E. Inner door pad
F. Seat centerline
G. Bottom of door windows
H. Front seat headrests
I. Seat-mounted side impact air bags deployment zone front seat
J. Top surface of outboard front seat cushion
ead curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always
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use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child’s age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See
your vehicle Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more information.
NOTE: All dimensions are approximate and subject to change.
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Anti-lock braking system FAQ | 31
GM offers Anti-Lock Brake Systems as standard or optional
on all North American passenger vehicles and light truck
lines. The computerized Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is
designed to keep the vehicle’s wheels rotating as the brakes are
applied to assist the driver in achieving a controlled stop.
Sensors monitor how fast the wheels rotate and feed the data
continuously to the ABS computer. The vehicle’s brakes slow
each wheel as the brake pedal is applied. However, when
ABS is activated due to road conditions, the system repeatedly
releases and applies pressure to the brakes. The wheels
can keep rolling, thus retaining steering ability and enhanced
stability while providing a higher braking force on most
surfaces than a locked wheel provides.
How exactly does ABS work?
In cars without ABS, hitting the brakes can cause the wheels to lock, leaving you unable
to steer the vehicle until you decrease the pressure so the wheels can roll again. With
an ABS, as you apply the brakes, the ABS computer monitors the wheel speed sensor
information. If the computer senses that a wheel is approaching lock up, it sends a
signal to the hydraulic modulator to reduce, then to reapply, brake pressure several
times a second for as long as you maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal. The
process is much like the threshold braking technique used with conventional brakes.
However, ABS does it much faster and more accurately than any driver can, leaving you
free to focus on steering away from obstacles.
Does ABS reduce stopping distances?
Should I drive an ABS equipped vehicle differently than
I would drive a vehicle with conventional brakes?
Most of the time, under normal driving circumstances, there is no difference,
and you should always drive with the same caution and care. It is important to realize
that ABS only makes a difference when it is activated—when you have
to brake hard—and that would only be when the computer senses that a wheel is
approaching lock up. When ABS activates keep steady pressure on the brake pedal and
then let the ABS work for you. Don’t pump the brakes or try to ­find the threshold.
Simply hold the brake pedal down and steer if necessary to avoid an obstacle.
Is ABS always active?
ABS is always available, but not always activated. ABS is activated only when the brake
pedal is applied and the computer detects an impending wheel lock condition.
Can older cars be retrofitted with ABS?
No! The brake system is one of the most important features on any passenger vehicle.
Several products, which tap into the master cylinder and/or brake system performance,
are being sold in the aftermarket. Some of these products imply performance similar to
new vehicle anti-lock brake systems.
However, contrary to their claims, add-on systems, which deplete fluid from the master
cylinder on brake apply may actually increase a vehicle’s stopping distance. This may
cause the vehicle to fail to comply with Federal brake standards.
Does ABS always activate at the same speed?
No, the system operates when the computer detects wheel lockup, at any speed above
8 mph.
Yes, in braking situations where the wheels on a non-ABS equipped vehicle
would lock up, ABS will generally provide shorter controlled stopping distance. The
amount of improvement in stopping distance depends on many factors, including the
road surface, severity of braking, initial vehicle speed, etc. On some surfaces, such as
gravel roads, braking distances can be longer, but you will still have the control benefits
of ABS. The important capability of ABS is control. ABS provides improved vehicle
steerability and stability when braking.
Will ABS wear out a vehicle’s brakes sooner?
What can affect the ABS advantage?
Do Federal Safety Standards mandate ABS?
It is important that you follow the maintenance schedule recommended in the owner’s
manual of the vehicle, tires should be at their proper inflation level, the brake pads
should be checked regularly, etc. While driving, you should sit comfortably, so that your
hips are back in the seat and your knees are bent, even while braking. Your foot should
be positioned so that your heel is on the floor and your toes are secure on the lower half
of the pedal. And, though ABS may reduce stopping distance, remember: The faster you
go, the longer it takes you to stop. Keeping a safe distance between you and the
vehicle in front of you is always necessary, even with ABS.
A properly maintained brake system will be unaffected by ABS operation under typical
driving conditions.
Are there different types of ABS?
Yes, there are rear wheel anti-lock systems (RWAL) used on some trucks and four-wheel
ABS available on cars and trucks.
No. Federal standards establish minimum braking performance requirements that all
vehicles must meet, but do not specify how they should be met. It should be noted that
even a vehicle with failed ABS meets the Federal safety standard for stopping distances.
Will a tire size change affect ABS?
Use of tires other than original equipment may affect ABS performance. Owners should
consult and follow the recommendations contained in the vehicle owner’s manual
regarding replacement tire size. NOTE: ABS will work with original equipment spare tire or tire
What happens if ABS becomes inactive?
chains. However, performance is reduced.
The ABS electronic control unit has on-board diagnostic capability. If a fault is detected,
the vehicle will revert to the base brake system, and the ABS telltale on the dash will be
illuminated. Should this happen, the vehicle should be taken to a dealership for repair
as soon as possible.
Do insurance companies give a discount for ABS?
How do I use ABS?
Depress and hold the pedal. DO NOT PUMP THE BRAKES (that prevents the system from
working). Just hold the brake pedal down and let the ABS work for you. You may feel
the brake pedal vibrate, or you may notice some noise, but this is normal as the system
works for you.
Yes, many insurance companies give discounts that range from 5% to 10%. In the
states of New York and Florida all insurance companies are required to give an ABS
discount of 5% on certain coverages such as bodily injury, property damage, collision,
and personal injury protection. In other states the discount varies from insurance
company to insurance company. When buying auto insurance, always ask your
insurance agent if his/her company gives a discount for vehicles equipped with antilock brakes.
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Anti-lock braking system and Stabilitrak
IMPORTANT
DRIVING
SAFETY TIPS
A. A lways maintain a safe
following distance. ABS does not
allow you to stop on a dime. (Generally a
2-second following distance is considered
safe in ideal conditions.) Watch the vehicle
in front of you pass a fixed marker (such as a
sign). Count seconds—one-thousand-one,
one-thousand-two-until your front bumper
reaches the marker. If you do not count out
two seconds, then you are too close to the
vehicle in front of you. Also, if the roads are
wet or icy, or visibility is poor, you should
increase your following distance.
B. A lways drive carefully—
especially on slippery surfaces. ABS cannot
create friction between the tires and the road
surface, it can only give the driver the
maximum advantage of the existing
adhesion. If the vehicle is traveling on a
surface with no adhesion, the best ABS in the
world cannot provide a shorter stopping
distance or good steering.
C. It is a good idea to practice an
ABS activated stop and get the feel
of the brake pedal. However, please make
sure it’s at a safe time with no obstacles in
your path. And you only really need to try
it once or twice to know what happens.
Electronic Stablility Conirol systems (StabiliTrak)
Q. How does StabiliTrak work?
StabiliTrak systems help drivers maintain control of their
A. StabiliTrak has the ability to apply control forces to
vehicles, especially during emergency lane changes or
the vehicle independent of the driver. StabiliTrak uses
avoidance maneuvers. StabiliTrak uses various sensors,
sensors to continuously compare the path indicated by
such as steering wheel angle, wheel speed, yaw velocity,
the steering wheel position to the vehicle’s actual path. If
etc., to detect any difference between the path requested
a discrepancy is detected, StabiliTrak selectively controls
by the steering wheel position and vehicle’s actual path.
vehicle brakes and engine torque to create a yaw moment
When appropriate, the system selectively controls brakes,
that helps restore the vehicle’s actual path to the path
engine power, and even suspension settings to enhance
indicated by the steering wheel position. StabiliTrak has
control of the vehicle’s direction and help keep it on course.
the ability to help correct both understeer (where the
Independent studies conducted by the National Highway
vehicle is not turning as much as the steering wheel
Traffic Safety Administration, the Insurance Institute for
position indicates) and oversteer (where the vehicle is
Highway Safety, and others have found StabiliTrak to be
turning more than the steering wheel position indicates).
highly effective in reducing vehicle crashes. General Motors
The illustration at right shows how selective braking at a
offers StabiliTrak systems on many of its passenger car
particular wheel can create a compensating yaw moment
and light truck models.
to help restore the vehicle’s actual path to the path
See your owner's manual for additional information about
indicated by the steering wheel position.
the operation of StabiliTrak.
Q. Will a tire change affect StabiliTrak?
Q. How do I use StabiliTrak?
A. Use of tires other than original equipment may affect
A. S
tabiliTrak operates independently of the driver. You
StabiliTrak performance. StabiliTrak is designed to make
should continue to drive your StabiliTrak equipped
the best use of available traction. The performance
vehicle with caution and care. GM’s StabiliTrak system,
characteristics of the original equipment tires are part of
StabiliTrak, is designed to be as seamless as possible in
the overall system effectiveness. When you replace tires
operation, to be part of the overall vehicle response and to
check the recommendations in your owner's manual. On
make a good vehicle better
GM vehicles, the original equipment tires have a “TPC”
(Tire Performance Criteria) code on the sidewall. Replacing
the tires with the same “TPC” code will help assure proper
StabiliTrak performance.
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