2000 Cadillac Escalade Owner’s Manual

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4-years/50,000 miles (80 000 km)
Limited Warranty
Escalade under
warranty is backed
with the following
that provides in an emergency:
Free lockout assistance
Free dead-battery assistance
Free out-of-fuel assistance
Free flat-tire change
Emergency towing

2000 Cadillac Escalade
Owner's Manual
Litho in U.S.A.
© Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999
Part Number 25695354 A First Edition
All Rights Reserved

Table of Contents
Seats and Restraint Systems
Seats and Seat Controls
Air Bag System
Section 1
Safety Belts
Child Restraints
Features and Controls
Keys and Door Locks
Windshield Wipers
Keyless Entry System
Cruise Control
Interior and Exterior Lamps
Automatic Transmission (If Equipped)
Manual Transmission Operation (If Equipped)
Storage Compartments
Four-Wheel Drive Operation (If Equipped)
Convenience Net/Cargo Cover/Luggage Carrier (If Equipped)
Parking Brake
Accessory Power Outlets
OnStar® System (Option)
Tilt Wheel
HomeLink® Transmitter (Option)
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
Instrument Panel, Warning Lights and Gages

Table of Contents (cont'd)
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
Section 3
Heating and Air Conditioning
Radio/Cassette Player/CD Player
Setting the Radio Clock
Radio Theft-Deterrent Feature
Your Driving and the Road
Section 4
Braking/Anti-lock Brakes (If Equipped)
Recreational Vehicle Towing
Loading Your Vehicle
Driving Tips for Various Road Conditions
Towing a Trailer
Off-Road Driving
Problems on the Road
Section 5
Hazard Warning Flashers
Engine Overheating
Jump Starting
Changing a Flat Tire
Towing Your Vehicle
If You're Stuck

Table of Contents (cont'd)
Service and Appearance Care
Section 6
Appearance Care
Checking Fluids and Lubricants
Electrical System/Fuses and Circuit Breakers
Bulb Replacement
Capacities and Specifications
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
Tires and Wheels
Maintenance Schedule
Section 7
Scheduled Maintenance
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
Periodic Maintenance Inspections
Maintenance Records

Table of Contents (cont'd)
Customer Assistance Information
Section 8
Customer Satisfaction Procedures
Warranty Information (See Warranty Manual)
Customer Assistance Offices
Reporting Safety Defects on page 7-10
Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation
Service Publications
In the Index you will find an alphabetical listing of almost every subject in this manual.
You can use it to quickly find something you want to read.
Please refer to the last page of this manual for your Service Station Guide

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How to Use this 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
These mean there is something that could hurt
controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find
you or other people.
that pictures and words work together to explain
things quickly.
In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then
we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the
hazard. Please read these cautions. If you don’t, you or
A good place to look for what you need is the Index in
others could be hurt.
back of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of what’s in
the manual, and the page number where you’ll find it.
You will also find a circle
Safety Warnings and Symbols
with a slash through it in
this book. This safety
You will find a number of safety cautions in this book.
symbol means “Don’t,”
We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you
“Don’t do this” or “Don’t
about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore
let this happen.”
the warning.

Vehicle Damage Warnings
In the notice area, we tell you about something that can
damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would
Also, in this book you will find these notices:
not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly.
But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid
the damage.
When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION
These mean there is something that could
and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in
different words.
damage your vehicle.
You’ll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use
the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.

Document Outline

  • 2000 Cadillac Escalade Owner's Manual
    • 24-hour Roadside Assistance
    • Copyright General Motors Corp. 1999
    • Table of Contents:
      • 1: Seats and Restraints
      • 2: Features and Controls
      • 3: Comfort Controls and Audio
      • 4: Your Driving and the Road
      • 5: Problems on the Road
      • 6: Service and Appearance
      • 7: Customer Assistance
    • For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual:
    • How to Use this Manual
    • Vehicle Damage Warnings
      • Vehicle Symbols
    • Service Station Guide
  • Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems
    • Seats and Seat Controls
      • Power Seats
      • Power Lumbar Control Heated Front Seats
      • Reclining Front Seatbacks
      • Head Restraints
      • Rear Seats
        • Folding the Rear Seat
        • Heated Rear Seats
    • Safety Belts: They re for Everyone
      • Why Safety Belts Work
    • Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts and the Answers
    • How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
      • Adults
    • Driver Position
      • Lap-Shoulder Belt
        • Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
    • Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
    • Right Front Passenger Position
    • Air Bag System
      • How the Air Bag System Works
        • 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
      • Adding Equipment to Your Air Bag- Equipped Vehicle
    • Rear Seat Passengers
      • Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions
        • Lap-Shoulder Belt
    • Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults
    • Center Passenger Position
      • Lap Belt
    • Children
      • Smaller Children and Babies
    • Child Restraints
      • Where to Put the Restraint
      • Top Strap
      • Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position
      • Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position
      • Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
    • Larger Children
    • Safety Belt Extender
    • Checking Your Restraint Systems
    • Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
  • Section 2 Features and Controls
    • Keys
    • Door Locks
      • Power Door Locks
      • Rear Door Security Locks Lockout Prevention
      • Leaving Your Vehicle
    • Keyless Entry System
      • Operation
        • Alarm/Panic Mode
        • Transmitter Verification
      • Matching Transmitter(s) To Your Vehicle
      • Battery Replacement
      • Resynchronization
    • Rear Doors
      • Tailgate Glass and Tailgate (If Equipped)
      • Panel Doors (If Equipped)
    • Theft
      • Key in the Ignition
      • Parking at Night
      • Parking Lots
    • Theft-Deterrent System
      • Shock Sensor
      • Arming the System
        • Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter Locking
        • Power Door Lock Switch Locking
        • Passive Arming
      • Disarming the System
      • Turning Off the Alarm
      • Driver s Door Alarm Delay
    • Feature Customization
      • Lockout Prevention
        • Programmable Modes
      • Keyless Entry Verification
        • Programming Modes
      • Theft-Deterrent Arming Method
        • Programmable Modes
      • Theft-Deterrent Arming Verification
        • Programmable Modes
      • Leaving Programming Mode
    • Passlock
    • New Vehicle Break-In Ignition Positions
      • Retained Accessory Power
    • Starting Your Engine
      • How to Start the Engine
    • Engine Coolant Heater (If Equipped)
      • To Use the Engine Coolant Heater
    • Automatic Transmission Operation
    • Four-Wheel Drive
      • Front Axle Locking Feature
      • Automatic Transfer Case
        • Shifting to 4HI or AUTO 4WD
        • Shifting to 2HI
        • Shifting to 4LO
        • Shifting Out of 4LO
        • Shifting to NEUTRAL Shifting Out of NEUTRAL
    • Parking Brake
    • Shifting Into PARK (P)
      • Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running
      • Torque Lock
    • Shifting Out of PARK (P)
    • Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust
    • Running Your Engine While You re Parked
    • Locking Rear Axle
    • Windows
      • Power Windows
      • Electric Tailgate Glass Release (If Equipped)
    • Horn
    • Tilt Wheel
    • Multifunction Lever
      • Turn and Lane Change Signals
      • Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
      • Windshield Wipers
      • Windshield Washer
        • Rear Window Wiper and Washer (If Equipped)
      • Cruise Control
        • Setting Cruise Control Resuming a Set Speed
        • Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control
        • Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control
        • Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control
        • Using Cruise Control on Hills
        • Ending Cruise Control
        • Erasing Speed Memory
    • Exterior Lamps
      • Automatic Headlamp System
      • Headlamps-On Reminder
      • Daytime Running Lamps
      • Fog Lamps Headlamp Delay
    • Interior Lamps
      • Instrument Panel Intensity Control
      • Exit Lighting and Delayed Illumination
      • Dome Lamps
      • Reading Lamps
      • Battery Rundown Protection
    • Mirrors
      • Electrochromic Inside Rearview Mirror with Compass, Temperature Display and Headlamp Delay
        • Temperature Display
        • Electrochromic Mirror Operation
        • Compass Operation
        • Cleaning the Mirror
        • Compass Calibration
        • Compass Variance
      • Electric Outside Rearview Mirrors Electrochromic Heated Outside
      • Rearview Mirrors
      • Convex Outside Mirror
    • Storage Compartments
      • Glove Box
      • Center Overhead Console
        • Rear Compartment
      • Instrument Panel Cupholder
      • Center Floor Console
      • Rear Armrest Storage Compartment
      • Other Storage Compartments
      • Convenience Net
      • Cargo Security Shade
      • Cargo Tie Downs
      • Luggage Carrier
    • Ashtrays and Cigarette Lighter
      • Front Ashtray
      • Rear Door Ashtrays Accessory Power Outlets
    • Sun Visors
    • HomeLink
    • Transmitter
      • Programming the Transmitter
      • Operating the Transmitter
      • Training a Garage Door Opener with a Rolling Code Feature (If Equipped)
      • Erasing Channels
      • Accessories
    • OnStar
    • System (If Equipped)
    • The Instrument Panel
    • Your Information System
    • Instrument Panel Cluster
      • Speedometer and Odometer
        • Tamper- Resistant Odometer
        • Trip Odometer
      • Tachometer
    • Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
      • Safety Belt Reminder Light
      • Air Bag Readiness Light
      • Charging System Warning Light Voltmeter
      • Brake System Warning Light
      • Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
      • Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light)
        • If the Light Is Flashing
        • If the Light Is On Steady
        • Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs
      • Oil Pressure Gage
      • Security Light Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light
      • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
      • Check Gages Light
      • Headlamp High-Beam Indicator Light
      • Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator Lights
      • Fuel Gage
  • Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
    • Comfort Controls
      • Heater and Air Conditioning Control System
        • Fan Knob
        • Temperature Knob
        • Mode Knob
      • Rear Air Conditioning
      • Air Conditioning
      • Heating
      • Ventilation System
        • Ventilation Tips
      • Defogging and Defrosting
      • Rear Window Defogger
    • Audio Systems
      • Setting the Clock
      • AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player
        • Playing the Radio
        • Finding a Station
        • Setting the Tone
        • Adjusting the Speakers
        • Playing a Cassette Tape
        • CD Adapter Kits
      • Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
      • Remote Compact Disc Player
      • Console-Mounted CD Changer
        • Compact Disc Changer Errors
      • Theft-Deterrent Feature
        • Activating the Theft- Deterrent Feature
        • Unlocking the Theft- Deterrent Feature After a Power Loss
        • Disabling the Theft- Deterrent Feature
      • Understanding Radio Reception
        • AM
        • FM Stereo
      • Tips About Your Audio System
      • Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
      • Care of Your Compact Discs
      • Fixed Mast Antenna
  • Section 4 Your Driving and the Road
    • Defensive Driving
    • Drunken Driving
    • Control of a Vehicle Braking
      • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
        • Using Anti- Lock
      • Braking in Emergencies
    • Steering
      • Power Steering
      • Speed-Sensitive Steering
      • Steering Tips
        • Driving on Curves
      • Steering in Emergencies
    • Off-Road Recovery
    • Passing
    • Loss of Control
      • Skidding
    • Off-Road Driving with Your Four- Wheel- Drive Vehicle
      • Before You Go Off-Roading
      • Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving
      • Environmental Concerns
      • Traveling to Remote Areas
      • Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving
      • Scanning the Terrain
      • Driving on Off-Road Hills Approaching a Hill
      • Driving Uphill
      • Driving Downhill
      • Driving Across an Incline
      • Stalling on an Incline
      • Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow or Ice
      • Driving in Water
      • After Off-Road Driving
    • Driving at Night
    • Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
      • Hydroplaning
      • Driving Through Deep Standing Water
      • Driving Through Flowing Water
      • Some Other Rainy Weather Tips
    • City Driving
    • Freeway Driving
    • Before Leaving on a Long Trip
    • Highway Hypnosis
    • Hill and Mountain Roads
    • Winter Driving
      • Driving on Snow or Ice
      • If You re Caught in a Blizzard
    • Recreational Vehicle Towing
      • Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
    • Loading Your Vehicle
    • Towing a Trailer
      • If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer
      • Weight of the Trailer
      • Weight of the Trailer Tongue
      • Total Weight on Your Vehicle s Tires
      • Hitches
      • Safety Chains
      • Trailer Brakes
      • Driving with a Trailer
      • Following Distance
      • Passing
      • Backing Up
      • Making Turns
      • Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer
      • Driving On Grades Parking on Hills
      • When You Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill
      • Maintenance When Trailer Towing
      • Trailer Wiring Harness
  • Section 5 Problems On The Road
    • Hazard Warning Flashers
    • Other Warning Devices
    • Jump Starting
    • Towing Your Vehicle
    • Engine Overheating
      • If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
      • If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine
    • Cooling System
      • How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank
      • How to Add Coolant to the Radiator
    • Engine Fan Noise 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
    • If You re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
      • Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out
      • Using the Recovery Hooks
  • Section 6 Service and Appearance Care
    • Service
      • Doing Your Own Service Work
      • Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
    • Fuel
    • Fuels in Foreign Countries
    • Filling Your Tank
    • Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood
      • Hood Release
        • VORTEC 5700 V8 Engine
    • Engine Oil
      • Checking Engine Oil
      • When to Add Engine Oil What Kind of Engine Oil to Use
      • Engine Oil Additives
      • When to Change Engine Oil
      • What to Do with Used Oil
    • Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
    • Automatic Transmission Fluid
      • When to Check and Change
      • How to Check
        • Checking Transmission Fluid Cold
        • Checking the Fluid Level
      • How to Add Fluid
    • Rear Axle
      • When to Check and Change Lubricant
      • How to Check Lubricant
      • What to Use
    • Four-Wheel Drive
      • Transfer Case
        • When to Check Lubricant
        • How to Check Lubricant
        • What to Use
      • Front Axle
        • When to Check and Change Lubricant
        • How to Check Lubricant
        • What to Use
    • Engine Coolant
      • What to Use
      • Checking Coolant
        • Adding Coolant
    • Radiator Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid
      • When to Check Power Steering Fluid
      • How to Check Power Steering Fluid
      • What to Use
    • Windshield Washer Fluid
      • What to Use
      • Adding Washer Fluid
    • Brakes
      • Brake Fluid
        • Checking Brake Fluid
        • What to Add
      • Brake Wear
      • Brake Pedal Travel
      • Brake Adjustment
      • Replacing Brake System Parts
    • Fluid Leak Check
    • Battery
      • Vehicle Storage
    • Bulb Replacement
      • Halogen Bulbs
      • Headlamps
      • Parking/Turn Signal Lamps
      • Fog Lamps
      • Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL)
      • Rear Lamps
    • Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
    • Tires
      • Inflation -- Tire Pressure
        • When to Check
        • How to Check
      • Tire Inspection and Rotation
        • When It s Time for New Tires
      • Buying New Tires
      • Uniform Tire Quality Grading
        • Treadwear
        • Traction AA, A, B, C
        • Temperature A, B, C
      • Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
      • Wheel Replacement
        • Used Replacement Wheels
      • Tire Chains
    • Appearance Care
    • Cleaning the Inside of Your Vehicle
      • Cleaning of Fabric/Carpet
      • Cleaning Vinyl
      • Cleaning Leather
      • Cleaning the Top of the Instrument Panel
      • Cleaning Interior Plastic Components
      • Cleaning Wood Panels
      • Cleaning Speaker Covers
    • Care of Safety Belts
    • Cleaning Glass Surfaces
    • Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield, Backglass and Wiper Blades
    • Weatherstrips
    • Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
      • Washing Your Vehicle
      • Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
      • Finish Care
      • Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts
    • Cleaning Aluminum Wheels
    • Cleaning Tires
    • Sheet Metal Damage
    • Finish Damage
    • Underbody Maintenance Chemical Paint Spotting
    • GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
      • Engine Identification
    • Service Parts Identification Label
    • Electrical System
      • Add-On Electrical Equipment
      • Headlamp Wiring
      • Windshield Wipers
      • Power Windows and Other Power Options
      • Fuses and Circuit Breakers
        • Instrument Panel Fuse Block
        • Underhood Fuse/Relay Center
    • Replacement Bulbs
    • Capacities and Specifications
      • Engine Identification
      • Wheels and Tires
      • Cooling System Capacity (Approximate)
      • Crankcase Capacity (Approximate)
      • Fuel Tank Capacity (Approximate)
    • Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
  • Section 7 Customer Assistance Information
    • Customer Satisfaction Procedure
    • Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
    • Customer Assistance Offices
      • United States
      • Canada
      • All Overseas Locations
      • Caribbean Numbers
    • GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities Roadside Service
      • Cadillac Owner Privileges
      • Roadside Service Availability
      • Reaching Roadside Service Roadside Service for the Hearing or
      • Speech Impaired
    • Courtesy Transportation
      • Plan Ahead When Possible
      • Transportation Options
        • Shuttle Service
        • Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement
        • Courtesy Rental Vehicle
      • Additional Program Information
    • Warranty Information
    • Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada