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2005 Chevrolet Equinox Owner Manual M
Seats and Restraint Systems ........................... 1-1
Driving Your Vehicle ....................................... 4-1
Front Seats
............................................... 1-2
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
..... 4-2
Rear Seats
............................................... 1-9
Towing
................................................... 4-33
Safety Belts
............................................. 1-11
Service and Appearance Care .......................... 5-1
Child Restraints
....................................... 1-31
Service
..................................................... 5-3
Air Bag System
....................................... 1-52
Fuel
......................................................... 5-4
Restraint System Check
............................ 1-62
Checking Things Under the Hood
............... 5-10
Features and Controls ..................................... 2-1
All-Wheel Drive
........................................ 5-39
Keys
........................................................ 2-2
Bulb Replacement
.................................... 5-41
Doors and Locks
....................................... 2-6
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
......... 5-45
Windows
................................................. 2-10
Tires
...................................................... 5-47
Theft-Deterrent Systems
............................ 2-12
Appearance Care
..................................... 5-72
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
........... 2-14
Vehicle Identification
................................. 5-79
Mirrors
.................................................... 2-25
Electrical System
...................................... 5-80
OnStar® System
...................................... 2-32
Capacities and Specifications
..................... 5-84
Storage Areas
......................................... 2-33
Maintenance Schedule ..................................... 6-1
Sunroof
.................................................. 2-37
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
...................................... 3-18
Reporting Safety Defects
........................... 7-10
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
........ 3-21
Index .................................................................1
Audio System(s)
....................................... 3-36

Canadian Owners
A French language copy of this manual can be obtained
from your dealer or from:
Helm, Incorporated
P.O. Box 07130
Detroit, MI 48207
GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem,
About Driving Your Vehicle
CHEVROLET, and the CHEVROLET Emblem are
registered trademarks and the name EQUINOX is a
As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this
trademark of General Motors Corporation.
vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an
This manual includes the latest information at the time it
accident. See Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
was printed. We reserve the right to make changes
on page 4-2.
after that time without notice. For vehicles first sold in
Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada
How to Use This Manual
Limited” for Chevrolet Motor Division whenever it
appears in this manual.
Many people read the owner manual from beginning to
Keep this manual in the vehicle, so it will be there if you
end when they first receive their new vehicle. If this
ever need it while you are on the road. If you sell the
is done, it can help you learn about the features
vehicle, leave this manual in the vehicle.
and controls for the vehicle. Pictures and words work
together in the owner manual to explain things.
Litho in U.S.A.
© Copyright General Motors Corporation 02/19/04
Part No. 05EQUINOX A First Edition
All Rights Reserved
ii

Index
In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is.
Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the
A good place to quickly locate information about the
hazard. Please read these cautions. If you do not,
vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual. It is an
you or others could be hurt.
alphabetical list of what is in the manual, and the
page number where it can be found.
You will also find a circle
with a slash through it in
Safety Warnings and Symbols
this book. This safety
symbol means “Do Not,”
There are a number of safety cautions in this book. We
“Do Not do this” or “Do Not
use a box and the word CAUTION to tell about things
let this happen.”
that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning.
{CAUTION:
These mean there is something that could hurt
you or other people.

iii

Vehicle Damage Warnings
Vehicle Symbols
Also, in this manual you will find these notices:
The vehicle has components and labels that use
symbols instead of text. Symbols are shown along with
Notice: These mean there is something that could
the text describing the operation or information
damage your vehicle.
relating to a specific component, control, message,
A notice tells about something that can damage the
gage, or indicator.
vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered
If you need help figuring out a specific name of a
by your vehicle’s warranty, and it could be costly. But
component, gage, or indicator, reference the
the notice will tell what to do to help avoid the damage.
following topics:
When you read other manuals, you might see
• Seats and Restraint Systems in Section 1
CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in
different words.
• Features and Controls in Section 2
There are also warning labels on the vehicle. They use
• Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3
the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.
• Climate Controls in Section 3
• Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators in Section 3
• Audio System(s) in Section 3
• Engine Compartment Overview in Section 5
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
Infants and Young Children ............................1-34
Manual Seats ................................................1-2
Child Restraint Systems .................................1-37
Driver Seat Height Adjuster ..............................1-2
Where to Put the Restraint .............................1-40
Power Seats ..................................................1-3
Top Strap ....................................................1-41
Manual Lumbar ..............................................1-3
Top Strap Anchor Location .............................1-43
Heated Seats .................................................1-4
Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for
Reclining Seatbacks ........................................1-4
Children (LATCH System) ...........................1-44
Head Restraints .............................................1-6
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for
Passenger Folding Seatback ............................1-7
the LATCH System ....................................1-46
Rear Seats .......................................................1-9
Securing a Child Restraint in a
Split Folding Rear Seat ...................................1-9
Rear Seat Position ....................................1-47
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right
Safety Belts ...................................................1-11
Front Seat Position ....................................1-49
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ................1-11
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ......1-15
Air Bag System ..............................................1-52
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly .................1-16
Where Are the Air Bags? ...............................1-55
Driver Position ..............................................1-16
When Should an Air Bag Inflate? ....................1-57
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment .....................1-23
What Makes an Air Bag Inflate? .....................1-59
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ..................1-24
How Does an Air Bag Restrain? .....................1-59
Right Front Passenger Position .......................1-24
What Will You See After an
Rear Seat Passengers ..................................1-24
Air Bag Inflates? .......................................1-60
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for
Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle .........1-62
Children and Small Adults ..........................1-28
Restraint System Check ..................................1-62
Safety Belt Pretensioners ...............................1-30
Checking Your Restraint Systems ...................1-62
Safety Belt Extender .....................................1-30
Replacing Restraint System Parts
Child Restraints .............................................1-31
After a Crash ............................................1-63
Older Children ..............................................1-31
1-1

Front Seats
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
Manual Seats
{CAUTION:
You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to
adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle
is moving. The sudden movement could startle
and confuse you, or make you push a pedal
when you do not want to. Adjust the driver’s
seat only when the vehicle is not moving.

Lift the bar located under the front of the seat to unlock
If your vehicle is equipped with a manual driver seat
it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release
height adjuster, it is located on the outboard side of the
the bar. Try to move the seat with your body to be sure
seat toward the front of the seat cushion. To raise
the seat is locked in place.
the seat, ratchet the lever upward until the seat is at the
desired height. To lower the seat, ratchet the lever
downward until the seat is at the desired height.
1-2

Power Seats
Manual Lumbar
If your vehicle has this feature, the control is located on
If your vehicle has this feature, the knob is located on
the outboard side of the seat. To adjust the seat:
the inboard side of the driver’s seat cushion.
• Slide the entire control forward or rearward to move
Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase
the seat forward or rearward.
or decrease the lumbar support.
• Lift or push down the front of the control to raise or
lower the front portion of the seat.
• Lift or push down the rear of the control to raise or
lower the rear portion of the seat.
• Lift or push down the entire control to raise or lower
the entire seat.
1-3

Heated Seats
Reclining Seatbacks
The switches for the
heated seats, if equipped,
are located on the
outboard sides of the
front seats.
Press the forward part of the switch to turn the heated
seat to high. Press the forward part of the switch
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outboard
again to turn the setting to low. Press the rearward part
side of the seat toward the back of the seat cushion and
of the switch to turn the heated seat feature off.
move the seatback to where you want it. Then release
the lever to lock the seatback in place.
1-4

Document Outline

  • 2005 Chevrolet Equinox Book TOC
  • Seats and Restraint Systems
    • Front Seats
      • Manual Seats
      • Driver Seat Height Adjuster
      • Power Seats
      • Manual Lumbar
      • Heated Seats
      • Reclining Seatbacks
      • Head Restraints
      • Passenger Folding Seatback
    • Rear Seats
      • Split Folding Rear Seat
    • Safety Belts
      • Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
      • Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
      • How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
      • Driver Position
      • Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment
      • Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
      • Right Front Passenger Position
      • Rear Seat Passengers
      • Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
      • Safety Belt Pretensioners
      • Safety Belt Extender
    • Child Restraints
      • Older Children
      • Infants and Young Children
      • Child Restraint Systems
      • Where to Put the Restraint
      • Top Strap
      • Top Strap Anchor Location
      • Lower Anchorages and Top Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
      • Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System
      • Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
      • Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
    • Air Bag System
      • Where Are the Air Bags?
      • When Should an Air Bag Inflate?
      • What Makes an Air Bag Inflate?
      • How Does an Air Bag Restrain?
      • What Will You See After an Air Bag Inflates?
      • Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle
    • Restraint System Check
      • Checking Your Restraint Systems
      • Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
  • Features and Controls
    • Keys
      • Remote Keyless Entry System
      • Remote Keyless Entry System Operation
    • Doors and Locks
      • Door Locks
      • Power Door Locks
      • Programmable Automatic Door Locks
      • Rear Door Security Locks
      • Lockout Protection
      • Leaving Your Vehicle
      • Liftgate
    • Windows
      • Power Windows
      • Sun Visors
    • Theft-Deterrent Systems
      • Content Theft-Deterrent
      • Passlock®
    • Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
      • New Vehicle Break-In
      • Ignition Positions
      • Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
      • Starting Your Engine
      • Engine Coolant Heater
      • Automatic Transaxle Operation
      • Parking Brake
      • Shifting Into Park (P)
      • Shifting Out of Park (P)
      • Parking Over Things That Burn
      • Engine Exhaust
      • Running Your Engine While You Are Parked
    • Mirrors
      • Manual Rearview Mirror
      • Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with OnStar®, Compass and Temperature Display
      • Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass and Temperature Display
      • Outside Power Mirrors
      • Outside Convex Mirrors
    • OnStar® System
    • Storage Areas
      • Glove Box
      • Cupholder(s)
      • Center Console Storage Area
      • Luggage Carrier
      • Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover
      • Table
      • Convenience Net
    • Sunroof
  • Instrument Panel
    • Instrument Panel Overview
      • Hazard Warning Flashers
      • Other Warning Devices
      • Horn
      • Tilt Wheel
      • Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
      • Turn and Lane-Change Signals
      • Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
      • Windshield Wipers
      • Windshield Washer
      • Cruise Control
      • Headlamps
      • Headlamps on Reminder
      • Daytime Running Lamps
      • Automatic Headlamp System
      • Fog Lamps
      • Instrument Panel Brightness
      • Dome Lamp
      • Entry Lighting
      • Theater Dimming
      • Map Lamps
      • Cargo Lamp
      • Battery Run-Down Protection
      • Accessory Power Outlets
      • Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
    • Climate Controls
      • Climate Control System
      • Outlet Adjustment
      • Passenger Compartment Air Filter
    • Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
      • Instrument Panel Cluster
      • Speedometer and Odometer
      • Trip Odometer
      • Tachometer
      • Safety Belt Reminder Light
      • Air Bag Readiness Light
      • Battery Warning Light
      • Brake System Warning Light
      • Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light
      • Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
      • Low Traction Light
      • Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
      • Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
      • Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • Oil Pressure Light
      • Change Engine Oil Light
      • Security Light
      • Reduced Engine Power Light
      • Daytime Running Lamps Indicator Light
      • Gate Ajar Light
      • Service Vehicle Soon Light
      • Fuel Gage
      • Low Fuel Warning Light
    • Audio System(s)
      • Setting the Time
      • Radio with CD (Base Level)
      • Radio with CD (MP3)
      • Radio with Six-Disc CD
      • Theft-Deterrent Feature
      • Audio Steering Wheel Controls
      • Radio Reception
      • Care of Your CDs
      • Care of Your CD Player
      • Fixed Mast Antenna
      • XM’ Satellite Radio Antenna System
      • Chime Level Adjustment
  • Driving Your Vehicle
    • Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
      • Driver Behavior
      • Driving Environment
      • Vehicle Design
      • Defensive Driving
      • Drunken Driving
      • Control of a Vehicle
      • Braking
      • Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
      • Braking in Emergencies
      • Traction Control System (TCS)
      • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
      • 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
    • Towing
      • Loading Your Vehicle
      • 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 Transaxle Fluid
      • Engine Coolant
      • Engine Overheating
      • Cooling System
      • Windshield Washer Fluid
      • Brakes
      • Battery
      • Jump Starting
    • All-Wheel Drive
    • Bulb Replacement
      • Halogen Bulbs
      • Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
      • Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
      • Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
      • Replacement Bulbs
    • Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
    • Tires
      • Tire Sidewall Labelling
      • Tire Terminology and Definitions
      • Inflation - Tire Pressure
      • Tire Inspection and Rotation
      • When It Is Time for New Tires
      • Buying New Tires
      • Uniform Tire Quality Grading
      • Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
      • Wheel Replacement
      • Tire Chains
      • If a Tire Goes Flat
      • Changing a Flat Tire
      • Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
      • Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
      • Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
      • Compact Spare Tire
    • Appearance Care
      • Fabric/Carpet
      • Vinyl
      • Leather
      • Instrument Panel
      • Interior Plastic Components
      • Glass Surfaces
      • Care of Safety Belts
      • Weatherstrips
      • Washing Your Vehicle
      • Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
      • Finish Care
      • Windshield and Wiper Blades
      • Aluminum Wheels
      • Tires
      • Sheet Metal Damage
      • Finish Damage
      • Underbody Maintenance
      • Chemical Paint Spotting
      • Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
    • Vehicle Identification
      • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
      • Service Parts Identification Label
    • Electrical System
      • Add-On Electrical Equipment
      • 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 Program for Persons with Disabilities
      • 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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