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  • 2012 Chevrolet Express Owner Manual BookTOC

  • Introduction

    • Canadian Vehicle Owners
    • Using this Manual
    • Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
    • Symbols
  • In Brief

    • Instrument Panel
    • Initial Drive Information
      • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
      • Remote Vehicle Start
      • Door Locks
      • Windows
      • Seat Adjustment
      • Safety Belts
      • Airbag On-Off Switch
      • Passenger Sensing System
      • Mirror Adjustment
      • Steering Wheel Adjustment
      • Interior Lighting
      • Exterior Lighting
      • Windshield Wiper/Washer
      • Climate Controls
      • Transmission
    • Vehicle Features
      • Radio(s)
      • Satellite Radio
      • Portable Audio Devices
      • Bluetooth®
      • Steering Wheel Controls
      • Cruise Control
      • Power Outlets
    • Performance and Maintenance
      • StabiliTrak® System
      • Tire Pressure Monitor
      • Engine Oil Life System
      • Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
      • Driving for Better Fuel Economy
      • Roadside Assistance Program
      • OnStar®
  • Keys, Doors, and Windows

    • Keys and Locks
      • Keys
      • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
      • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
      • Remote Vehicle Start
      • Door Locks
      • Power Door Locks
      • Cargo Door Relocking
      • Delayed Locking
      • Automatic Door Locks
      • Lockout Protection
      • Safety Locks
    • Doors
      • Side Door (60/40 Swing-Out)
      • Sliding Door
      • Rear Doors
    • Vehicle Security
      • Immobilizer
      • Immobilizer Operation
    • Exterior Mirrors
      • Convex Mirrors
      • Manual Mirrors
      • Trailer-Tow Mirrors
      • Power Mirrors
      • Heated Mirrors
    • Interior Mirrors
      • Manual Rearview Mirror
    • Windows
      • Manual Windows
      • Power Windows
      • Swing-Out Windows
      • Enhanced Technology Glass
      • Sun Visors
  • Seats and Restraints

    • Head Restraints
    • Front Seats
      • Seat Adjustment
      • Power Seat Adjustment
      • Reclining Seatbacks
    • Rear Seats
    • Safety Belts
      • How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
      • Lap-Shoulder Belt
      • Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
      • Safety Belt Extender
      • Safety System Check
      • Safety Belt Care
      • Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
    • 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 On-Off Switch
      • Passenger Sensing System
      • Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
      • Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
      • Airbag System Check
      • Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
    • Child Restraints
      • Older Children
      • Infants and Young Children
      • Child Restraint Systems
      • Where to Put the Restraint
      • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
      • Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
      • Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat Position)
      • Securing Child Restraints (Front Seat-Passenger Sensing System)
      • Securing Child Restraints (Front Seat-Airbag On/Off Switch)
  • Storage

    • Storage Compartments
      • Front Storage
  • Instruments and Controls

    • Controls
      • Steering Wheel Adjustment
      • Steering Wheel Controls
      • Horn
      • Windshield Wiper/Washer
      • Compass
      • Clock
      • Power Outlets
      • Cigarette Lighter
      • Ashtrays
    • Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
      • Instrument Cluster
      • Speedometer
      • Odometer
      • Trip Odometer
      • Fuel Gauge
      • Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
      • Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
      • Voltmeter Gauge
      • Safety Belt Reminders
      • Airbag Readiness Light
      • Airbag On-Off Light
      • Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
      • Charging System Light
      • Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • Brake System Warning Light
      • Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
      • Tow/Haul Mode Light
      • StabiliTrak® OFF Light
      • Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
      • Tire Pressure Light
      • Engine Oil Pressure Light
      • Security Light
      • High-Beam On Light
      • Cruise Control Light
    • Information Displays
      • Driver Information Center (DIC)
    • Vehicle Messages
      • Battery Voltage and Charging Messages
      • Brake System Messages
      • Compass Messages
      • Door Ajar Messages
      • Engine Cooling System Messages
      • Engine Oil Messages
      • Engine Power Messages
      • Fuel System Messages
      • Key and Lock Messages
      • Lamp Messages
      • Ride Control System Messages
      • Airbag System Messages
      • Anti-theft Alarm System Messages
      • Service Vehicle Messages
      • Tire Messages
      • Transmission Messages
      • Vehicle Reminder Messages
    • Vehicle Personalization
  • Lighting

    • Exterior Lighting
      • Exterior Lamp Controls
      • Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
      • Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
      • Flash-to-Pass
      • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
      • Automatic Headlamp System
      • Hazard Warning Flashers
      • Turn and Lane-Change Signals
    • Interior Lighting
      • Instrument Panel Illumination Control
      • Dome Lamps
      • Reading Lamps
    • Lighting Features
      • Entry/Exit Lighting
      • Battery Load Management
      • Battery Power Protection
  • Infotainment System

    • Introduction
      • Infotainment
      • Theft-Deterrent Feature
      • Operation
    • Radio
      • AM-FM Radio
      • Satellite Radio
      • Radio Reception
      • Fixed Mast Antenna (Multi-Band)
      • Fixed Mast Antenna (Care)
    • Audio Players
      • CD Player
      • Auxiliary Devices
    • Phone
      • Bluetooth
  • Climate Controls

    • Climate Control Systems
      • Rear Heating System
      • Rear Climate Control System
    • Air Vents
  • Driving and Operating

    • Driving Information
      • Distracted Driving
      • Defensive Driving
      • Drunk Driving
      • Control of a Vehicle
      • Braking
      • Steering
      • Off-Road Recovery
      • Loss of Control
      • Driving on Wet Roads
      • Highway Hypnosis
      • Hill and Mountain Roads
      • Winter Driving
      • If the Vehicle Is Stuck
      • Vehicle Load Limits
    • Starting and Operating
      • New Vehicle Break-In
      • Ignition Positions
      • Starting the Engine
      • Fast Idle System
      • Engine Heater
      • Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
      • Shifting Into Park
      • Shifting out of Park
      • Parking over Things That Burn
    • Engine Exhaust
      • Running the Vehicle While Parked
    • Automatic Transmission
      • Automatic Transmission (Six Speed)
      • Automatic Transmission (Four Speed)
      • Manual Mode
      • Tow/Haul Mode
    • Drive Systems
      • All-Wheel Drive
    • Brakes
      • Antilock Brake System (ABS)
      • Parking Brake
    • Ride Control Systems
      • StabiliTrak® System
      • Locking Rear Axle
    • Cruise Control
    • Fuel
      • Recommended Fuel
      • Gasoline Specifications (U.S. and Canada Only)
      • California Fuel Requirements
      • Fuels in Foreign Countries
      • Fuel Additives
      • Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)
      • Filling the Tank
      • Filling a Portable Fuel Container
    • Towing
      • General Towing Information
      • Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
      • Trailer Towing
      • Towing Equipment
    • Conversions and Add-Ons
      • Add-On Electrical Equipment
  • Vehicle Care

    • General Information
      • California Proposition 65 Warning
      • California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
      • Accessories and Modifications
    • Vehicle Checks
      • Doing Your Own Service Work
      • Hood
      • Engine Compartment Overview
      • Engine Oil
      • Engine Oil Life System
      • Automatic Transmission Fluid (4-Speed Transmission)
      • Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission)
      • Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
      • Cooling System
      • Engine Coolant
      • Engine Overheating
      • Engine Fan
      • Power Steering Fluid
      • Washer Fluid
      • Brakes
      • Brake Fluid
      • Battery
      • All-Wheel Drive
      • Front Axle
      • Rear Axle
      • Noise Control System
      • Starter Switch Check
      • Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
      • Ignition Transmission Lock Check
      • Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
      • Wiper Blade Replacement
    • Bulb Replacement
      • Halogen Bulbs
      • Headlamps
      • Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, and Parking Lamps
      • Taillamps
      • Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
      • License Plate Lamp
      • Replacement Bulbs
    • Electrical System
      • Electrical System Overload
      • Fuses and Circuit Breakers
      • Engine Compartment Fuse Block
      • Floor Console Fuse Block
    • Wheels and Tires
      • Tires
      • Tire Sidewall Labeling
      • Tire Designations
      • Tire Terminology and Definitions
      • Tire Pressure
      • Tire Pressure Monitor System
      • Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
      • Tire Inspection
      • Tire Rotation
      • Dual Tire 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
      • Tire Changing
      • Secondary Latch System
      • Full-Size Spare Tire
    • Jump Starting
    • Towing
      • Towing the Vehicle
      • Recreational Vehicle Towing
    • Appearance Care
      • Exterior Care
      • Interior Care
      • Floor Mats
  • Service and Maintenance

    • General Information
    • Maintenance Schedule
    • Special Application Services
    • Additional Maintenance and Care
    • Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
      • Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
      • Maintenance Replacement Parts
    • Maintenance Records
  • Technical Data

    • Vehicle Identification
      • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
      • Service Parts Identification Label
    • Vehicle Data
      • Capacities and Specifications
      • Engine Drive Belt Routing
  • Customer Information

    • Customer Information
      • Customer Satisfaction Procedure (U.S. and Canada)
      • Customer Satisfaction Procedure (Mexico)
      • Customer Assistance Offices (U.S. and Canada)
      • Customer Assistance Offices (Mexico)
      • Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S. and Canada)
      • Online Owner Center
      • GM Mobility Reimbursement Program (U.S. and Canada)
      • Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada)
      • Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico)
      • Scheduling Service Appointments (U.S. and Canada)
      • Courtesy Transportation Program (U.S. and Canada)
      • Collision Damage Repair (U.S. and Canada)
      • Service Publications Ordering Information
    • Reporting Safety Defects
      • Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
      • Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
      • Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
    • Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
      • Event Data Recorders
      • OnStar®
      • Navigation System
      • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
      • Radio Frequency Statement
  • OnStar

    • OnStar Overview
    • OnStar Services
      • Emergency
      • Security
      • Navigation
      • Connections
      • Diagnostics
    • OnStar Additional Information
  • Index

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    • Index_C
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    • Index_E
    • Index_F
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    • Index_H
    • Index_I
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    • Index_K
    • Index_L
    • Index_M
    • Index_N
    • Index_O
    • Index_P
    • Index_R
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    • Index_T
    • Index_U
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