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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you ll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly.
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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Owner Manual M
Seats and Restraint Systems ........................... 1-1
Driver Information Center (DIC)
.................. 3-47
Front Seats
............................................... 1-2
Audio System(s)
....................................... 3-76
Safety Belts
.............................................. 1-7
Driving Your Vehicle ....................................... 4-1
Child Restraints
....................................... 1-21
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
..... 4-2
Airbag System
......................................... 1-40
Towing
................................................... 4-37
Restraint System Check
............................ 1-51
Service and Appearance Care .......................... 5-1
Features and Controls ..................................... 2-1
Service
..................................................... 5-3
Keys
........................................................ 2-3
Fuel
......................................................... 5-5
Doors and Locks
...................................... 2-10
Checking Things Under the Hood
............... 5-10
Windows
................................................. 2-16
Rear Axle
............................................... 5-43
Theft-Deterrent Systems
............................ 2-18
Bulb Replacement
.................................... 5-44
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
........... 2-19
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
......... 5-48
Mirrors
.................................................... 2-34
Tires
...................................................... 5-51
OnStar® System
...................................... 2-40
Appearance Care
..................................... 5-75
HomeLink® Transmitter
............................. 2-41
Vehicle Identi?cation
................................. 5-85
Storage Areas
......................................... 2-46
Electrical System
...................................... 5-86
Roof Panel
.............................................. 2-50
Capacities and Speci?cations
..................... 5-94
Convertible Top
....................................... 2-55
Maintenance Schedule ..................................... 6-1
Vehicle Personalization
............................. 2-66
Maintenance Schedule
................................ 6-2
Instrument Panel ............................................. 3-1
Customer Assistance and Information .............. 7-1
Instrument Panel Overview
.......................... 3-4
Customer Assistance and Information
........... 7-2
Climate Controls
...................................... 3-24
Reporting Safety Defects
........................... 7-10
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
........ 3-31
Index ................................................................ 1

This manual includes the latest information at the time it
was printed. We reserve the right to make changes
after that time without further notice. For vehicles ?rst
sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of
Canada Limited” for Chevrolet Motor Division whenever
it appears in this manual.
Keep this manual the vehicle, so it will be there if it is
needed when on the road. If the vehicle is sold,
GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem,
leave this manual in it.
CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, the name
CORVETTE and the CORVETTE Emblem are registered
trademarks of General Motors Corporation.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 05CORVETTE A First Edition
© 2004 General Motors Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
ii

Canadian Owners
Safety Warnings and Symbols
A French language copy of this manual can be obtained
There are a number of safety cautions in this book. We
from your dealer or from:
use a box and the word CAUTION to tell about things
Helm, Incorporated
that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning.
P.O. Box 07130
Detroit, MI 48207
{CAUTION:
How to Use This Manual
These mean there is something that could hurt
Many people read the owner manual from beginning to
you or other people.
end when they ?rst receive their new vehicle. If this
is done, it can help you learn about the features
and controls for the vehicle. Pictures and words work
In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is.
together in the owner manual to explain things.
Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the
hazard. Please read these cautions. If you do not,
Index
you or others could be hurt.
A good place to quickly locate information about the
vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual. It is an
alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the
page number where it can be found.
iii

You will also ?nd a circle
Vehicle Symbols
with a slash through it in
this book. This safety
The vehicle has components and labels that use
symbol means “Do Not,”
symbols instead of text. Symbols are shown along
“Do Not do this” or “Do Not
with the text describing the operation or information
let this happen.”
relating to a speci?c component, control, message,
gage, or indicator.
If you need help ?guring out a speci?c name
of a component, gage, or indicator, reference the
following topics:
• Seats and Restraint Systems in Section 1
Vehicle Damage Warnings
• Features and Controls in Section 2
• Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3
Also, in this manual you will ?nd these notices:
• Climate Controls in Section 3
Notice: These mean there is something that could
• Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators in Section 3
damage your vehicle.

A notice tells about something that can damage the
Audio System(s) in Section 3
vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered
• Engine Compartment Overview in Section 5
by your vehicle’s warranty, and it could be costly. But
the notice will tell what to do to help avoid the damage.
When you read other manuals, you might see
CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in
different words.
There are also warning labels on the vehicle. They use
the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.
iv

These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle:
v

? NOTES
vi

Section 1
Seats and Restraint Systems
Front Seats ......................................................1-2
Child Restraint Systems .................................1-27
Manual Seats ................................................1-2
Top Strap ....................................................1-30
Six-Way Power Seats .....................................1-2
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for
Power Lumbar and Side Bolsters ......................1-3
Children (LATCH System) ...........................1-31
Heated Seats .................................................1-4
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the
Reclining Seatbacks ........................................1-4
LATCH System .........................................1-32
Seatback Latches ...........................................1-6
Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger
Safety Belts .....................................................1-7
Seat Position ............................................1-35
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone .................1-7
Airbag System ...............................................1-40
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ......1-11
Where Are the Airbags? ................................1-42
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly .................1-12
When Should an Airbag In?ate? .....................1-45
Driver Position ..............................................1-12
What Makes an Airbag In?ate? .......................1-46
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ..................1-19
How Does an Airbag Restrain? .......................1-46
Passenger Position .......................................1-20
What Will You See After an Airbag In?ates? .....1-46
Safety Belt Pretensioners ...............................1-20
Airbag Off Switch ..........................................1-48
Safety Belt Extender .....................................1-20
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...........1-51
Child Restraints .............................................1-21
Restraint System Check ..................................1-51
Older Children ..............................................1-21
Checking Your Restraint Systems ...................1-51
Infants and Young Children ............................1-24
Replacing Restraint System Parts After
a Crash ...................................................1-52
1-1

Front Seats
Six-Way Power Seats
Manual Seats
The control for the power driver seat is located on the
outboard side of the seat cushion. Your vehicle may
have a passenger power seat.
To move a manual passenger seat, pull up the bar
• Move the front of the control up or down to adjust
located under the front of the seat to unlock it. Slide the
the front portion of the cushion.
seat to where you want it and release the bar. Then
• Move the rear of the control up or down to adjust
try to move the seat with your body to make sure it is
the rear portion of the cushion.
locked into place.
• Slide the seat control forward or rearward to move
the entire seat forward or rearward.
Your preferred seat position can be stored and recalled if
you have the memory option. See Memory on page 2-66.
1-2

Power Lumbar and Side Bolsters
Use the power seat control to move the seat to the
proper position. See Six-Way Power Seats on page 1-2.
Use the vertical lumbar switch (A) to adjust support in
the seatback. Press the switch forward to increase
support. Press the switch rearward to decrease support.
Use the horizontal switch (B) to adjust the side
bolsters. Pull up the switch to move the wings of the
seatback in closer to your body. Push down the switch
to move the wings away from your body.
Keep in mind that as your seating position changes, as
it may during long trips, so should the position of
your lumbar support. Adjust the seat as needed.
Your vehicle may have power lumbar and side bolsters.
The switches are located on the outboard side of the
seat cushion.
1-3

Heated Seats
Reclining Seatbacks
If your vehicle is equipped
with heated seats, the
buttons are located on the
center console.
There is one button for each seat. Each button has
three settings: high, low, and off.
The lever for the reclining seatback is located on the
outboard side of each seat.
To turn on the heated seats, press the top of the button
once. The seat will heat to the high setting. Press the
To adjust the seatback, lean slightly forward to lift your
top of the button again to switch to the low setting. The
weight off the seatback. Pull completely up on the
lights at the top of the button will indicate which
lever until it stops, and lean back to position the
setting it is in. Press the bottom of the button to turn the
seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock
system off.
the seatback into place.
The heated seats can only be used when the ignition is
on. When the vehicle is off, the heated seats will turn off.
1-4

Document Outline
  • 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Book TOC
  • Seats and Restraint Systems
    • Front Seats
      • Manual Seats
      • Six-Way Power Seats
      • Power Lumbar and Side Bolsters
      • Heated Seats
      • Reclining Seatbacks
      • Seatback Latches
    • Safety Belts
      • Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
      • Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
      • How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
      • Driver Position
      • Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
      • Passenger Position
      • Safety Belt Pretensioners
      • Safety Belt Extender
    • Child Restraints
      • Older Children
      • Infants and Young Children
      • Child Restraint Systems
      • Top Strap
      • Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
      • Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
      • Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger Seat Position
    • Airbag System
      • Where Are the Airbags?
      • When Should an Airbag Inflate?
      • What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
      • How Does an Airbag Restrain?
      • What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
      • Airbag Off Switch
      • Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
    • Restraint System Check
      • Checking Your Restraint Systems
      • Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
  • Features and Controls
    • Keys
      • Keyless Access System
      • Keyless Access System Operation
    • Doors and Locks
      • Door Locks
      • Power Door Locks
      • Automatic Door Locks
      • Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
      • Lockout Protection
      • Hatch/Trunk
    • Windows
      • Power Windows
      • Sun Visors
    • Theft-Deterrent Systems
      • Theft-Deterrent System
    • Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
      • New Vehicle Break-In
      • Front Air Dam
      • Ignition Positions
      • Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
      • Starting Your Engine
      • Racing or Other Competitive Driving
      • Engine Coolant Heater
      • Automatic Transmission Operation
      • Manual Transmission Operation
      • Parking Brake
      • Shifting Into Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
      • Shifting Out of Park (P) (Automatic Transmission)
      • Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
      • Parking Over Things That Burn
      • Engine Exhaust
      • Running Your Engine While You Are Parked (Automatic Transmission)
    • Mirrors
      • Manual Rearview Mirror
      • Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar? and Compass
      • Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass
      • Outside Power Heated Mirrors
      • Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror
      • Outside Convex Mirror
    • OnStar? System
    • HomeLink? Transmitter
      • Programming the HomeLink? Transmitter
    • Storage Areas
      • Glove Box
      • Cupholder(s)
      • Center Console Storage Area
      • Floor Mats
      • Rear Storage Area
      • Convenience Net
      • Cargo Cover
    • Roof Panel
      • Removing the Roof Panel
      • Storing the Roof Panel
      • Installing the Roof Panel
    • Convertible Top
      • Convertible Top (Manual)
      • Convertible Top (Power)
    • Vehicle Personalization
      • Memory
  • Instrument Panel
    • Instrument Panel Overview
      • Hazard Warning Flashers
      • Other Warning Devices
      • Horn
      • Tilt Wheel
      • Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
      • Turn and Lane-Change Signals (Auto Signal)
      • Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
      • Flash-to-Pass
      • Windshield Wipers
      • Windshield Washer
      • Cruise Control
      • Exterior Lamps
      • Wiper Activated Headlamps
      • Headlamps on Reminder
      • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
      • Fog Lamps
      • Twilight Sentinel?
      • Exterior Lighting Battery Saver
      • Instrument Panel Brightness
      • Courtesy Lamps
      • Entry/Exit Lighting
      • Reading Lamps
      • Battery Run-Down Protection
      • Head-Up Display (HUD)
      • Accessory Power Outlets
      • Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
    • Climate Controls
      • Dual Automatic Climate Control System
      • Outlet Adjustment
      • Passenger Compartment Air Filter
    • Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
      • Instrument Panel Cluster
      • Speedometer and Odometer
      • Tachometer
      • Safety Belt Reminder Light
      • Airbag Readiness Light
      • Airbag Off Light
      • Voltmeter Gage
      • One-to-Four Shift Light (Manual Transmission)
      • Brake System Warning Light
      • Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
      • Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
      • Active Handling System Light
      • Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
      • Tire Pressure Light
      • Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • Engine Oil Pressure Gage
      • Security Light
      • Fog Lamp Light
      • Lights On Reminder
      • Highbeam On Light
      • Fuel Gage
    • Driver Information Center (DIC)
      • DIC Controls and Displays
      • DIC Warnings and Messages
      • Other Messages
      • DIC Vehicle Personalization
    • Audio System(s)
      • Setting the Time
      • Radio with CD
      • Navigation/Radio System
      • Theft-Deterrent Feature
      • Radio Reception
      • Care of Your CDs
      • Care of Your CD Player
      • Diversity Antenna System
      • XM? Satellite Radio Antenna System
  • Driving Your Vehicle
    • Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
      • Defensive Driving
      • Drunken Driving
      • Control of a Vehicle
      • Braking
      • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
      • Braking in Emergencies
      • Traction Control System (TCS)
      • Active Handling System
      • Limited-Slip Rear Axle
      • Selective Ride Control
      • Steering
      • Off-Road Recovery
      • Passing
      • Loss of Control
      • Driving at Night
      • Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
      • City Driving
      • Freeway Driving
      • Before Leaving on a Long Trip
      • Highway Hypnosis
      • Hill and Mountain Roads
      • Winter Driving
      • If You Are Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
      • Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
      • Loading Your Vehicle
    • Towing
      • Towing Your Vehicle
      • Recreational Vehicle Towing
      • Towing a Trailer
  • Service and Appearance Care
    • Service
      • Doing Your Own Service Work
      • Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
    • Fuel
      • Gasoline Octane
      • Gasoline Specifications
      • California Fuel
      • Additives
      • Fuels in Foreign Countries
      • Filling Your Tank
      • Filling a Portable Fuel Container
    • Checking Things Under the Hood
      • Hood Release
      • Engine Compartment Overview
      • Engine Oil
      • Engine Oil Life System
      • Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
      • Automatic Transmission Fluid
      • Manual Transmission Fluid
      • Hydraulic Clutch
      • Engine Coolant
      • Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
      • Engine Overheating
      • Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
      • Cooling System
      • Power Steering Fluid
      • Windshield Washer Fluid
      • Brakes
      • Battery
      • Jump Starting
    • Rear Axle
    • Bulb Replacement
      • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting
      • Halogen Bulbs
      • Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, and Parking Lamps
      • Sidemarker Lamps
      • Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps
      • Replacement Bulbs
    • Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
    • Tires
      • Tire Sidewall Labelling
      • Tire Terminology and Definitions
      • Extended Mobility Tires
      • Inflation - Tire Pressure
      • Tire Pressure Monitor System
      • Tire Rotation
      • When It Is Time for New Tires
      • Buying New Tires
      • Uniform Tire Quality Grading
      • Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
      • Wheel Replacement
      • Tire Chains
      • Lifting Your Vehicle
      • If a Tire Goes Flat
    • Appearance Care
      • Fabric/Carpet
      • Coated Moldings
      • Leather
      • Instrument Panel
      • Interior Plastic Components
      • Cargo Cover and Convenience Net
      • Glass Surfaces
      • Care of Safety Belts
      • Weatherstrips
      • Washing Your Vehicle
      • Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
      • Finish Care
      • Windshield and Wiper Blades
      • Removable Roof Panel
      • Convertible Top
      • Aluminum Wheels
      • Tires
      • Finish Damage
      • Underbody Maintenance
      • Fiberglass Springs
      • Chemical Paint Spotting
      • Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
    • Vehicle Identification
      • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
      • Service Parts Identification Label
    • Electrical System
      • Add-On Electrical Equipment
      • Headlamp Wiring
      • Windshield Wiper Fuses
      • Power Windows and Other Power Options
      • Fuses and Circuit Breakers
      • Instrument Panel Fuse Block
      • Engine Compartment Fuse Block
    • Capacities and Specifications
  • Maintenance Schedule
    • Maintenance Schedule
      • Introduction
      • Maintenance Requirements
      • Your Vehicle and the Environment
      • Using Your Maintenance Schedule
      • Scheduled Maintenance
      • Additional Required Services
      • Maintenance Footnotes
      • Owner Checks and Services
      • At Each Fuel Fill
      • At Least Once a Month
      • At Least Once a Year
      • Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
      • Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
      • Engine Drive Belt Routing
      • Maintenance Record
  • Customer Assistance and Information
    • Customer Assistance and Information
      • Customer Satisfaction Procedure
      • Online Owner Center
      • Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
      • Customer Assistance Offices
      • GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
      • Roadside Assistance Program
      • Courtesy Transportation
      • Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders
    • Reporting Safety Defects
      • Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
      • Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
      • Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
      • Service Publications Ordering Information
  • Index

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