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2006 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
.............................................. 1-10
Towing
................................................... 4-36
Safety Belts
............................................. 1-12
Service and Appearance Care .......................... 5-1
Child Restraints
....................................... 1-30
Service
..................................................... 5-3
Airbag System
......................................... 1-53
Fuel
......................................................... 5-5
Restraint System Check
............................ 1-63
Checking Things Under the Hood
............... 5-10
Features and Controls ..................................... 2-1
All-Wheel Drive
........................................ 5-40
Keys
........................................................ 2-2
Bulb Replacement
.................................... 5-41
Doors and Locks
....................................... 2-6
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
......... 5-45
Windows
................................................. 2-11
Tires
...................................................... 5-47
Theft-Deterrent Systems
............................ 2-13
Appearance Care
..................................... 5-74
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
........... 2-15
Vehicle Identification
................................. 5-83
Mirrors
.................................................... 2-27
Electrical System
...................................... 5-84
OnStar® System
...................................... 2-32
Capacities and Specifications
..................... 5-89
Storage Areas
......................................... 2-34
Maintenance Schedule ..................................... 6-1
Sunroof
.................................................. 2-41
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
...................................... 3-19
Reporting Safety Defects
........................... 7-13
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
........ 3-23
Index ................................................................ 1
Audio System(s)
....................................... 3-38

Keep this manual in the vehicle, so it will be there if it is
needed while you are on the road. If the vehicle is
sold, leave this manual in the vehicle.
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,
CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, and the
name EQUINOX are registered trademarks of General
How to Use This Manual
Motors Corporation.
Many people read the owner manual from beginning to
This manual includes the latest information at the time it
end when they first receive their new vehicle. If this
was printed. We reserve the right to make changes after
is done, it can help you learn about the features
that time without notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada,
and controls for the vehicle. Pictures and words work
substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited”
together in the owner manual to explain things.
for Chevrolet Motor Division whenever it appears in
this manual.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 06EQUINOX A First Printing
© 2005 General Motors Corporation. 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
you or others could be hurt.
an 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.
“Do Not do this” or “Do Not
We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell about
let this happen.”
things 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.
component, gage, or indicator, reference the following
But the notice will tell what to do to help avoid the
topics:
damage.
• Seats and Restraint Systems in Section 1
When you read other manuals, you might see
CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors
• Features and Controls in Section 2
or in different words.
• Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3
There are also warning labels on the vehicle.
• Climate Controls in Section 3
They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.
• 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
Child Restraints .............................................1-30
Manual Seats ................................................1-2
Older Children ..............................................1-30
Driver Seat Height Adjuster ..............................1-3
Infants and Young Children ............................1-33
Six-Way Power Driver Seat ..............................1-3
Child Restraint Systems .................................1-36
Manual Lumbar ..............................................1-4
Where to Put the Restraint .............................1-40
Heated Seats .................................................1-4
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Reclining Seatbacks ........................................1-5
Children (LATCH) ......................................1-42
Head Restraints .............................................1-7
Securing a Child Restraint in a
Passenger Folding Seatback ............................1-8
Rear Seat Position ....................................1-48
Rear Seats .....................................................1-10
Securing a Child Restraint in the
Split Folding Rear Seat .................................1-10
Right Front Seat Position ............................1-50
Safety Belts ...................................................1-12
Airbag System ...............................................1-53
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ................1-12
Where Are the Airbags? ................................1-56
Questions and Answers About Safety Belts .........1-17
When Should an Airbag Inflate? .....................1-59
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly .................1-18
What Makes an Airbag Inflate? .......................1-60
Driver Position ..............................................1-18
How Does an Airbag Restrain? .......................1-60
Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment .....................1-24
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates? ........1-61
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ..................1-25
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ...........1-62
Right Front Passenger Position .......................1-25
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped
Rear Seat Passengers ..................................1-25
Vehicle ....................................................1-63
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides ....................1-28
Restraint System Check ..................................1-63
Safety Belt Pretensioners ...............................1-29
Checking the Restraint Systems ......................1-63
Safety Belt Extender .....................................1-30
Replacing Restraint System Parts
After a Crash ............................................1-64
1-1

Front Seats
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
it. Slide the seat to where you want it and release
the bar. Try to move the seat with your body to be sure
the seat is locked in place.
1-2

Driver Seat Height Adjuster
Six-Way Power Driver Seat
If your vehicle has a manual driver seat height adjuster,
If your vehicle has this feature, the control is located on
it is located on the outboard side of the seat near the
the outboard side of the driver’s seat. To adjust the
front of the seat cushion. To raise the seat, move
seat do any of the following:
the lever upward repeatedly until the seat is at the
• Move the seat forward or rearward by moving the
desired height. To lower the seat, move the lever
control forward or rearward.
downward repeatedly until the seat is at the desired
height.
• Raise or lower the front portion of the seat by
sliding the front of the control up or down.
• Raise or lower the rear portion of the seat by sliding
the rear of the control up or down.
1-3

Manual Lumbar
Heated Seats
If your vehicle has this
If your vehicle has
feature, the knob is
heated seats, the switches
located on the front of the
are located on the
driver seat lower cushion
center console of the
on the inboard side.
instrument panel above
the shift lever.
Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to increase
Press the switch, nearest to the seat, once to turn the
or decrease the lumbar support.
heated seat on to the high setting. Both indicator
lights will be lit. Press the switch a second time to turn
the heated seat to the low setting. One indicator
light will be lit. Press the switch a third time to turn the
heated seat off.
The ignition must be on for the heated seats to operate.
1-4

Document Outline

  • 2006 Chevrolet Equinox BOOK TOC
  • Seats and Restraint Systems
    • Front Seats
      • Manual Seats
      • Driver Seat Height Adjuster
      • Six-Way Power Driver Seat
      • 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
      • Safety Belt Pretensioners
      • Safety Belt Extender
    • Child Restraints
      • Older Children
      • Infants and Young Children
      • Child Restraint Systems
      • Where to Put the Restraint
      • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
      • Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
      • Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front 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?
      • Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
      • Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
    • Restraint System Check
      • Checking the 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
      • Delayed Locking
      • Automatic Door Lock
      • Programmable Automatic Door Unlock
      • Rear Door Security Locks
      • Lockout Protection
      • 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 the 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 the Engine While 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)
      • Coinholder(s)
      • Center Console Storage Area
      • Garment Hooks
      • 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
      • Flash-to-Pass
      • Windshield Wipers
      • Windshield Washer
      • Rear Window Wiper/Washer
      • Cruise Control
      • Headlamps
      • Headlamps on Reminder
      • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
      • Automatic Headlamp System
      • Fog Lamps
      • Instrument Panel Brightness
      • Dome Lamp
      • Entry Lighting
      • Map Lamps
      • Cargo Lamp
      • Battery Run-Down Protection
      • Accessory Power Outlet(s)
      • Ashtray(s) 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
      • Airbag 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
      • Highbeam On Light
      • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
      • Gate Ajar 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 the CD Player
      • Fixed Mast Antenna
      • XM’ Satellite Radio Antenna System
      • Chime Level Adjustment
  • 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)
      • 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 Your Vehicle is 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
      • Accessories and Modifications
      • California Proposition 65 Warning
      • 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 the 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
      • Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
      • Cooling System
      • Windshield Washer Fluid
      • Brakes
      • Battery
      • Jump Starting
    • All-Wheel Drive
    • Bulb Replacement
      • Halogen Bulbs
      • Headlamps, Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
      • Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
      • Replacement Bulbs
    • Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
    • Tires
      • Tire Sidewall Labeling
      • Tire Terminology and Definitions
      • Inflation - Tire Pressure
      • Tire Inspection and Rotation
      • When It Is Time for New Tires
      • Buying New Tires
      • Different Size Tires and Wheels
      • 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
      • Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
      • Fabric/Carpet
      • Leather
      • Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic 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 the 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
      • 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
      • Collision Damage Repair
    • 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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