System information | Chevrolet 2009 Colorado Automobile User Manual

Review this Quick Reference Guide for an overview of some important features in your Chevrolet Camaro.
More detailed information can be found in your Owner Manual. Some optional equipment described in this
guide may not be included in your vehicle. For easy reference, keep this guide with your Owner Manual in
your glove box.
✦ denotes optional equipment
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INSTRUMENT PANEL
Turn Signal Lever/Driver
Information Center Controls
Exterior/Interior
Lamps Control
Safety Belt
Reminder
Check Engine
Low Tire Pressure
Brake System
Warning
Antilock Brake
System Warning
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Driver
Information Center
Cruise
Control
Buttons
Audio Steering
Wheel Controls
Tilt/Telescopic
Steering Wheel
Lever
Charging System
Oil Pressure
Airbag Readiness
Security
Fog Lamps
Cruise Control Set
Traction Control Off
Hood
Release
Lever
Windshield
Wipers Lever
Head-Up
Display
Controls✦
StabiliTrak/Traction
Control Off
StabiliTrak/Traction
Control Warning
Lights On
Climate Controls/
Heated Seat Buttons✦
Auxiliary
Gauges✦
StabiliTrak
Button
Audio
System
Hazard Warning Flashers Button/
Power Door Locks Button
Accessory Power
Outlet*
* The accessory power outlet does not operate once the key is removed from the ignition and the
driver’s door is opened.
Note: Refer to your Owner Manual to learn about the information being relayed by the lights, gauges
and indicators of the instrument cluster, as well as what to do to ensure safety and prevent damage.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY TRANSMITTER
Unlock
Press to unlock the driver’s door only or all doors. The
unlock setting can be changed in the Vehicle Settings menu
by pressing the CONFIG button on the audio system.
Lock
Press to lock all doors. The driver’s door will not lock
if open.
Trunk
Press and hold to unlatch the trunk.
Vehicle Locator/Panic Alarm
Press and release to locate your vehicle. The turn signal
lamps will flash and the horn will sound.
Press and hold to activate the alarm. The turn signal lamps
will flash and the horn will sound until the button is pressed
again or the ignition is turned on.
Remote Vehicle Start✦
Use to start the engine from outside the vehicle.
REMOTE VEHICLE START✦
During a remote start, the vehicle’s climate control system will operate at the same setting
as when the vehicle was last turned off and, based on outside temperature, the heated
seats will turn on. The heated seats will turn off when the ignition is turned on.
Starting the Vehicle
1. Aim the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter at the vehicle. (Transmitter range depends
on operating conditions.)
2. Press and release the Lock button on the transmitter.
3. Immediately press and hold the
Remote Start button for at least two seconds.
When the vehicle starts, the parking lamps will light and remain on while the engine is
running. The engine will continue running for 10 minutes.
4. Repeat these steps for a 10-minute time extension. Remote start can be extended
only once.
After a remote start, the ignition must be turned to the On position before driving.
Canceling a Remote Start
• Press and hold the
Remote Start button until the parking lamps turn off.
Note: Several conditions will cause the Remote Vehicle Start feature not to operate, such as if the
key is in the ignition or the hood or doors are not closed.
See Keys, Doors and Windows in your Owner Manual.
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SEAT ADJUSTMENTS
6-Way Power Seat Adjustment✦
(Driver and Front Passenger)
A
B
4-Way Seat Adjustment
(Driver only)
B
A. Seat Adjustment
Move the horizontal control to move
the seat forward or rearward and to
raise, lower or tilt the seat.
B. Power Seatback Recline
Adjustment
Move the vertical control to recline or
raise the seatback.
A
A. Seat Adjustment
Move the lever up or down repeatedly
to raise or lower the seat.
B. Power Seatback Recline
Adjustment
Move the vertical control to recline or
raise the seatback.
Seat Position
Lift the front handle to slide the seat
forward or rearward.
See Seats and Restraints in your Owner Manual.
HEAD-UP DISPLAY✦
The Head-Up Display (HUD) projects a range of vehicle information on the windshield,
reducing the need to look away from the road.
HUD Controls
OFF
Turn the knob fully counterclockwise to
turn off the display.
Brightness
Turn the knob to brighten or dim the
display.
PAGE
Press the PAGE button on the knob to
select one of three display formats.
Up/Down
Press the HUD up or down arrow button to
adjust the up/down position of the display
on the windshield.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
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DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER
The Driver Information Center (DIC) on the
instrument cluster displays a variety of
vehicle system information and warning
messages.
A. MENU
Press to display the:
– Vehicle Information menu
(units, tire pressure, remaining oil
life, coolant temperature, speed
warning).
– Trip/Fuel menu (digital speedometer, trip odometers, fuel range,
average fuel economy, average
vehicle speed, OnStar® Turn-by-Turn
guidance✦).
B.
Rotate the switch to scroll through the
items of each menu.
C
B
C. SET/CLR
Press to set or clear the displayed
menu item or warning message. Some
urgent messages cannot be cleared
from the DIC display.
A
VEHICLE PERSONALIZATION
Some vehicle features can be customized by
using the controls on the audio system.
A
C
B
1. Press the CONFIG button (A) to enter
the Settings menu.
2. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob (B) to
highlight the Vehicle Settings menu;
press the knob to select it.
3. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to highlight the desired menu item; press the
knob to select it.
4. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to highlight the desired selection; press the
knob to select it and move back to the
last menu.
5. Press the BACK button (C) to exit
each menu.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
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AUDIO SYSTEM
POWER/
VOLUME
RADIO
BAND
(FM, AM,
XM)
INFO:
Display available
song information
CD/AUX:
Play a
CD or
portable
audio
device
FAV:
Display pages of
favorite radio stations
PHONE:
Open the
Phone
menu
SEEK:
Previous
and Next
radio
station
CONFIG:
Open the
Settings
menu
MENU/SELECT:
Tune radio stations and
open/select menus
TONE:
BACK:
Open the Move back
Tone menu one level
in the
menus
Note: Once the key is turned off, the audio system will continue to work for 10 minutes or until the
driver’s door is opened. The audio system can be turned on with the vehicle off by pressing the
Power button. Any input will cause the system to operate for 10 minutes or until the Power button is
pressed again.
See Infotainment System in your Owner Manual.
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AUDIO SYSTEM
Note: Avoid extended searching for specific items or configuring system settings while driving.
Favorite Stations
Radio stations from all bands (AM, FM or XM) can be stored, in any order, on up to six
pages of favorites.
Setting Number of Favorite Pages
1. Press the CONFIG button.
2. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to highlight the Radio Settings menu; press the knob to
select it.
3. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to highlight Radio Favorites; press the knob to select it.
4. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to choose the desired number of favorite pages; press
the knob to select it.
Storing Favorite Stations
1. Tune in the desired radio station.
2. Press the FAV button to display the page where the station is to be stored.
3. Press and hold one of the six numeric pushbuttons until the station is heard, indicating
it is stored.
4. Repeat the steps for each pushbutton on each page.
Setting the Time
1. Turn on the radio.
2. Press the CONFIG button.
3. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to highlight Time and Date Settings; press the knob
to select it.
4. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to highlight the desired time or date item; press the
knob to select it.
5. Turn the MENU/SELECT knob to change the value; press the knob to confirm the
set value.
6. Press the BACK button to exit each menu.
Portable Audio Devices
A 3.5mm auxiliary input jack and, in select models, a USB port are located in the
center console.
A portable audio device connected to the auxiliary input jack can be controlled only by
using the portable device controls. To optimize speaker volume, fully increase the volume
level of the portable device.
Compatible devices connected to the USB port can be controlled by the audio system.
Not all devices may be supported. Use the MENU/SELECT knob and the audio steering
wheel controls to access various functions.
See Infotainment System in your Owner Manual.
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AUDIO STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
Next/Previous
Rotate up or down to go to the next
or previous favorite radio station, CD
track, or MP3 file.
+ – Volume
Press + or – to adjust the volume.
Push to Talk
Press to interact with the OnStar
or Bluetooth system.
End Call/Mute
Press to end or reject an OnStar
or a Bluetooth call.
Press and hold to mute the vehicle
speakers.
SRC Source
Press to select an audio source.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
BLUETOOTH® SYSTEM
The in-vehicle Bluetooth system allows users with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone to make
and receive hands-free calls using the vehicle’s audio system, microphone and controls.
The Bluetooth-enabled cell phone must be paired with the in-vehicle Bluetooth system
before it can be used in the vehicle. Not all phones will support all functions.
Bluetooth audio streaming is also available with devices that support the following
Bluetooth profiles: A2DP version 1.2 and AVRCP version 1.0.
Visit www.gm.com/bluetooth for more information.
ULTRASONIC REAR PARKING ASSIST/
REAR VISION CAMERA✦
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist
Detected objects are indicated by audible beeps when the vehicle is in Reverse.
The interval between beeps becomes shorter as the vehicle gets closer to an object.
The system operates at speeds less than 5 mph.
• To turn the system On/Off, open the Collision Detection Systems menu under the
Vehicle Settings menu by using the audio system controls.
Rear Vision Camera
When the vehicle is in Reverse, a view of the area behind the vehicle appears on the
inside rearview mirror.
See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
Off/
Fan
control
Air delivery modes:
Vent
Bi-level
Floor
Defog
Driver’s
heated seat
control✦
Temperature
control
Air conditioning
control
Defrost
mode
Rear window
defogger
control
Recirculation
mode
Passenger’s
heated seat
control✦
Recirculation Mode
The recirculation mode can help quickly cool the air inside the vehicle or prevent outside
odors from entering the vehicle. It is not available while the defog or defrost mode is
selected.
When the recirculation mode is used without air conditioning, the air humidity increases
and the windows may fog.
Maximum Cooling
1. Turn the temperature control to the
MAX setting.
2. Press the
Air Conditioning control button. The indicator will illuminate.
3. Turn the Fan control to the High setting.
See Climate Controls in your Owner Manual.
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EXTERIOR/INTERIOR LIGHTING
Automatic Headlamp System
Off/On
AUTO Automatic Headlamp System
Parking Lamps
Headlamps
Fog Lamps✦
Press the knob to turn the fog lamps on or off.
On vehicles with the RS package✦, the DRLs
replace the fog lamps.
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel Brightness
Rotate and hold the switch to adjust the
intensity of the instrument panel lighting.
Note: The ambient lighting✦ on the door panels does
not extend across the instrument panel.
See Lighting in your Owner Manual.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHER
2 High
1 Low
Intermittent
Rotate the band to increase or decrease the
delay between wipes.
Off
Mist
Washer Fluid
Pull the lever toward you to spray washer fluid
on the windshield.
See Instruments and Controls in your Owner Manual.
POWER DOOR LOCKS
• Press the power door Lock/ Unlock button, located on each door and in the
center of the instrument panel, to lock or unlock all doors. An open door will not lock.
• To open a locked door from inside the vehicle, pull the inside door handle to unlock the
door and then pull the handle again to open the door.
See Keys, Doors and Windows in your Owner Manual.
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CRUISE CONTROL
Adjusting Cruise Control
Use the following switches to adjust or
cancel cruise control:
RES+ Resume/Accelerate
Rotate the switch up to resume a set
speed.
If the system is active, rotate the switch
up to increase speed.
Setting Cruise Control
1. Press the
On/Off button. The
Cruise Control symbol will illuminate in
white in the instrument cluster.
2. When traveling at the desired speed,
rotate the SET– switch down to set the
speed. The
Cruise Control symbol
will illuminate in green in the instrument
cluster.
SET– Set/Coast
If the system is active, rotate the switch
down to decrease speed.
Cancel
Press to cancel the cruise control
but retain the set speed in memory.
The cruise control set speed is erased
when cruise control or the vehicle ignition
is turned off.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TAP SHIFT✦
The 6-speed automatic transmission has
a Tap Shift mode that allows you to shift
gears similar to a manual transmission.
When using this feature, the vehicle will
have firmer shifting and sportier
performance.
Using Tap Shift
1. Move the shift lever to the
M (Manual) position. S (Sport
Mode) will be shown in the Driver
Information Center (DIC).
2. Using the buttons on the back of
the steering wheel, tap the left (–)
button to downshift and the right
(+) button to upshift. The current
gear selection will be shown in the
DIC and HUD✦.
If current vehicle speed is too high or
too low for the requested gear, the
shift will not occur.
When coming to a stop, the transmission will automatically shift to 1st gear
(V6) or to 2nd gear (V8).
See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual.
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MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATION
The 6-speed manual transmission (V8) includes a 1-to-4 shift feature that helps achieve
the best possible fuel economy.
The 1-to-4 shift light will turn on when, from a standstill, acceleration and vehicle speed
qualifications are met. When the shift light is on, the transmission can be shifted only from
1st to 4th gear. Forcing the shift lever into any other gear may damage the transmission.
Note: When selecting Reverse, a swift motion to the left side (V6) or right side (V8) of the gear
pattern is required. When 1st (V6) or 5th (V8) is the desired selection, a slower motion toward the
gear is the proper method. When in Reverse (V6), an R illuminates in the DIC and a chime sounds.
STABILITRAK®/TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEMS
The traction control system limits wheelspin, and the StabiliTrak stability control system
assists with directional control of the vehicle in difficult driving conditions. Both systems
turn on automatically every time the vehicle is started.
Turning the Systems Off/On
• To turn off traction control, press the
StabiliTrak/Traction Control button.
The Traction Off light will illuminate.
• To turn off both traction control and
StabiliTrak, press and hold the button.
The Traction Control Off/
StabiliTrak Off light will illuminate.
• Press the button again to turn on both
systems.
COMPETITIVE MODE AND LAUNCH CONTROL (V8)
Note: Competitive Mode and Launch Control are recommended only for use during closed track
events and competitive driving venues. See your Owner Manual.
Competitive Mode
Competitive Mode is an optional handling mode.
• To turn on the Competitive Mode, press the StabiliTrak/Traction Control button
twice quickly. Competitive Mode will be displayed in the Driver Information Center.
• Press the button again to return to normal StabiliTrak/traction control operation.
Launch Control (V8 with Manual Transmission)
Launch Control is a form of traction control that optimizes wheelspin while launching the
vehicle. It is activated when the vehicle is at a standstill while in Competitive Mode.
When the accelerator pedal is pressed to the floor with the clutch engaged, the RPM is
limited to a predetermined level. Releasing the clutch while keeping the accelerator
pressed to the floor provides controlled wheelspin and acceleration.
See Driving and Operating in your Owner Manual.
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SUNROOF✦
Vent/Open
Press the rear of the switch to the first
detent to vent the sunroof.
Press the rear of the switch to the
second detent to express-open the
sunroof.
Close
Press and hold the front of the switch to
close the sunroof.
WINDOW INDEXING
To provide a tight seal, the window will automatically open slightly when the door is
opened and then automatically close when the door is closed. If battery power is
disconnected, follow the Owner Manual procedure for initializing the indexing feature.
CONVERTIBLE TOP OPERATION✦
Before operating the convertible top, park the vehicle, remove the tonneau cover from
the vehicle (if installed), make sure that the cargo shade (A) is in the extended,
fastened position with no objects above the shade, and that the trunk is closed.
Operate the Power Top
1. Start the engine, shift to Park or Neutral, and set the parking brake.
2. Pull and turn the front latch clockwise to unlock the top; pull and turn it counterclockwise to lock the top.
3. Press and hold the
Open switch (rear part of the switch) on the left side of the
overhead console to lower the top; press and hold the
Close switch (front part of
the switch) to raise the top. The windows will automatically lower. A chime will sound
when the top is lowered completely.
Tonneau Cover Installation
1. Unfold the cover and insert the forward tabs (B)
under the trim on both sides.
2. Attach the cover clips to the posts on the back
seat rear panel.
3. Push the outer rim and center of the cover under
the vehicle trim.
A
Loss of Vehicle Power
If the vehicle has lost power, the convertible top can
be raised manually by releasing pressure on the
hydraulic pump. Refer to your Owner Manual.
Note: Top will not operate in cold weather below 32°F (0°C).
B
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See Keys, Doors and Windows in your Owner Manual.
TIRES
Tire Pressure Monitor
The Tire Pressure Monitor alerts you when a significant reduction in pressure occurs in
one or more of your vehicle’s tires by illuminating the Low Tire Pressure warning
light on the instrument cluster. The warning light will remain on until the tire pressure is
corrected. The proper tire pressures for your vehicle are listed on the Tire and Loading
Information label, located below the driver’s door latch.
You may notice during cooler conditions that the low tire pressure warning light will
appear when the vehicle is first started and then turn off as you drive. This may be an
early indicator that your tire pressures are getting low and the tires need to be inflated to
the proper pressure.
Note: The Tire Pressure Monitor can alert you about low tire pressure, but it doesn’t replace normal
monthly tire maintenance. It is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressures.
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
The tire sealant and compressor kit can be used to temporarily seal small punctures in
the tread area of the tire. The kit is located under the trunk floor. Refer to the tire inflator
kit instructions for complete operating information.
Snow Tires
Your vehicle features rear-wheel drive and may be equipped with “summer” performance
tires that offer excellent handling on dry roads. However, during winter months, it is
recommended to switch to snow tires that will provide additional traction in poor weather
conditions. See your Chevrolet dealer for information about recommended snow tires.
ENGINE OIL LIFE SYSTEM
The Oil Life System calculates engine oil life based on vehicle use and displays Change
Engine Oil Soon on the Driver Information Center when it’s necessary to change the
engine oil and filter. The system should be reset to 100% only following an oil change.
Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Turn the ignition to the On position, but do not start the engine.
2. Press the MENU button to display the Vehicle Information menu.
3. Rotate the
switch to view Remaining Oil Life.
4. Press and hold the SET button until 100% is displayed.
5. Turn off the ignition.
BATTERY
The vehicle battery is located below the trunk floor. Jump-start positive and negative posts
are located under the hood on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
See Vehicle Care in your Owner Manual.
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ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
1-800-CHEV-USA
TTY Users: 1-888-889-2438
(1-800-243-8872)
As the owner of a new Chevrolet, your vehicle is automatically enrolled in the Chevrolet
Roadside Assistance program for 5 years/100,000 miles at no expense to you. This
value-added service is intended to provide you with peace of mind as you drive in the city or
travel the open road.
Chevrolet’s Roadside Assistance toll-free number is staffed by a team of technically trained
advisors who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide minor repair information or make arrangements to tow your vehicle to the nearest Chevrolet dealer.
Roadside Assistance and OnStar
If you have a current OnStar subscription, press the OnStar button and the vehicle will
send your current GPS location to an OnStar Advisor who will speak to you, assess your
problem, contact Roadside Assistance and relay your exact location so you will get the help
you need.
MYCHEVROLET AND ONSTAR® MOBILE APPS
The myChevrolet and OnStar mobile apps connect owners to a variety of
vehicle information and services, such as a searchable Owner Manual,
real-time fuel information and Roadside Assistance, as well as enable
users to perform Remote Keyless Entry transmitter commands, including
locking and unlocking the doors and starting the vehicle.
An active OnStar account is required to use the OnStar mobile app. Visit OnStar.com
for more information. Download the mobile apps from your iPhone® or Android™ device’s
app store.
CHEVROLET OWNER CENTER
The Chevrolet Owner Center, a complimentary service for Chevrolet owners, is a one-stop
resource designed to enhance your Chevrolet ownership experience. Exclusive member
benefits include online service reminders, vehicle maintenance tips, online owner manual
and special privileges.
Sign up today at www.gmownercenter.com/chevrolet.
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Certain restrictions, precautions and safety procedures apply to your vehicle. Please read your Owner Manual
for complete instructions. All information contained herein is based on the latest information available at the time
of printing and is subject to change without notice. Copyright 2011 by General Motors. All rights reserved.
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