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Bumper-to-Bumper3-years/36,000 miles (60 000 km)Limited WarrantyEvery2000 Jimmyunder warranty isbacked with thefollowingservices:1-800-GMC-8782( For vehicles purchased in Canada,call 1-800-268-6800)that provides in an emergency:CourtesyTransportationDeluxe TripRoutingFree lockout assistanceFree dead-battery assistanceFree out-of-fuel assistanceFree flat-tire changeEmergency towing

2000 GMC JimmyOwner's ManualLitho in U.S.A.Part Number X2011 A First Edition Copyright General Motors Corporation 1999All Rights Reservedi

Table of ContentsSeats and Restraint SystemsSection 1Seats and Seat ControlsSafety BeltsAir Bag SystemsChild RestraintsFeatures and ControlsSection 2iiKeys and Door LocksRemote Keyless Entry (RKE) System (If Equipped)Endgate/LiftgateAutomatic Transmission (If Equipped)Manual Transmission Operation (If Equipped)Four-Wheel Drive Operation (If Equipped)Parking BrakeWindowsTilt WheelTurn Signal/Multifunction LeverWindshield WipersCruise ControlInterior and Exterior LampsMirrorsStorage CompartmentsLuggage Carrier (If Equipped)Accessory Power OutletsOnStar System (If Equipped)Sunroof (If Equipped)HomeLink Transmitter (If Equipped)Instrument Panel, Warning Lights and Gages

Table of Contents (cont'd)Comfort Controls and Audio SystemsSection 3Heating and Air ConditioningSetting the Radio ClockRadio/Cassette Player/CD PlayerRadio Theft-Deterrent FeatureSteering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)Your Driving and the RoadSection 4Braking/Anti-lock BrakesSteeringDriving Tips for Various Road ConditionsOff-Road DrivingRecreational Vehicle TowingLoading Your VehicleTowing a TrailerProblems on the RoadSection 5Hazard Warning FlashersJump StartingTowing Your VehicleEngine OverheatingChanging a Flat TireIf You're Stuckiii

Table of Contents (cont'd)Service and Appearance CareSection 6FuelChecking Fluids and LubricantsBulb ReplacementWindshield Wiper Blade ReplacementTires and WheelsAppearance CareElectrical System/Fuses and Circuit BreakersCapacities and SpecificationsNormal Maintenance Replacement PartsMaintenance ScheduleSection 7ivScheduled MaintenancePeriodic Maintenance InspectionsRecommended Fluids and LubricantsMaintenance Records

Table of Contents (cont'd)Customer Assistance InformationSection 8Customer Satisfaction ProceduresCustomer Assistance OfficesRoadside Assistance and Courtesy TransportationWarranty Information (See Warranty Manual)Reporting Safety Defects on page 8-10Service PublicationsIndexSection 9In 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 Guidev

We support voluntarytechnician certification.GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC,the GMC Emblem and the name JIMMY are registeredtrademarks of General Motors Corporation.This manual includes the latest information at the timeit was printed. We reserve the right to make changesin the product after that time without further notice.For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name“General Motors of Canada Limited” for GMCwhenever it appears in this manual.Please keep this manual in your vehicle, so it will bethere if you ever need it when you’re on the road. If yousell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the newowner can use it.viFor Canadian Owners Who Prefer aFrench Language Manual:Aux propriétaires canadiens: Vous pouvez vousprocurer un exemplaire de ce guide en français chezvotre concessionaire ou au:DGN Marketing Services Ltd.1577 Meyerside Dr.Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1B9

Safety Warnings and Symbols2-Door Utility4-Door UtilityAbout Driving Your VehicleAs with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate thisvehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an accident.Be sure to read the “on-pavement” and “off-road” drivingguidelines in this manual. (See “Your Driving, the Roadand Your Vehicle” and “Off-Road Driving with YourFour-Wheel-Drive Vehicle” in the Index.)How to Use this ManualMany people read their owner’s manual from beginningto end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you dothis, it will help you learn about the features and controlsfor your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find that picturesand words work together to explain things quickly.You will find a number of safety cautions in this book.We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell youabout things that could hurt you if you were to ignorethe warning.CAUTION:These mean there is something that could hurtyou or other people.In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is.Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce thehazard. Please read these cautions. If you don’t, you orothers could be hurt.vii

You will also find a circlewith a slash through it inthis book. This safetysymbol means “Don’t,”“Don’t do this” or “Don’tlet this happen.”In the notice area, we tell you about something that candamage your vehicle. Many times, this damage wouldnot be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly.But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoidthe damage.When you read other manuals, you might seeCAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors orin different words.You’ll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They usethe same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.Vehicle Damage WarningsAlso, in this book you will find these notices:NOTICE:These mean there is something that coulddamage your vehicle.viii

Vehicle SymbolsThese are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle.For example,these symbolsare used on anoriginal battery:CAUTIONPOSSIBLEINJURYPROTECTEYES BYSHIELDINGCAUSTICBATTERYACID COULDCAUSEBURNSAVOIDSPARKS ORFLAMESSPARK ORFLAMECOULDEXPLODEBATTERYThese symbolsare importantfor you andyour passengerswhenever yourvehicle isdriven:DOOR LOCKUNLOCKThese symbolshave to do withyour WINDOWAIR BAGThese symbolsare on some ofyour G INGFANThese symbolsare used onwarning andindicator lights:Here are someother symbolsyou may TERHORNBRAKECOOLANTSPEAKERENGINE OILPRESSUREFUELANTI-LOCKBRAKESix

Service Station GuideBatterySee Section 6Cooling SystemTire PressureSee Section 5See Section 6Fora MoreDetailed Look atWhat's Under the HoodSpare Tire PressureSee Section 6See Section 6Hood ReleaseSee Section 6Windshield WasherFluidSee Section 6Engine Oil DipstickSee Section 6Oil ViscosityEngine OilSee Section 6FuelUse unleaded gas only,87 Octane or higher.See Section 6

Section 1 Seats and Restraint SystemsHere you’ll find information about the seats in your vehicle and how to use your safety belts properly. You can alsolearn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts.1-21-111-151-161-161-231-241-241-301-32Seats and Seat ControlsSafety Belts: They’re for EveryoneHere Are Questions Many People Ask AboutSafety Belts -- and the AnswersHow to Wear Safety Belts ProperlyDriver PositionSafety Belt Use During PregnancyRight Front Passenger PositionAir Bag SystemCenter Front Passenger Position(4-Door Models)Rear Seat Passengers1-351-381-391-421-531-561-561-56Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Childrenand Small Adults (4-Door Models)Center Rear Passenger Position(4-Door Models)ChildrenChild RestraintsLarger ChildrenSafety Belt ExtenderChecking Your Restraint SystemsReplacing Restraint System PartsAfter a Crash1-1-1

Seats and Seat ControlsThis section tells you about the seats -- how to adjustthem, and fold them up and down.Manual Front SeatCAUTION:You can lose control of the vehicle if you try toadjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle ismoving. The sudden movement could startle andconfuse you, or make you push a pedal when youdon’t want to. Adjust the driver’s seat only whenthe vehicle is not moving.1-2Move the lever under the front of the manual seat up tounlock it. Slide the seat to where you want it. Thenrelease the lever and try to move the seat with your bodyto make sure the seat is locked into place.

Manual Lumbar SupportIf you have this feature,there will be a knob on theoutside of the driver andpassenger bucket seats.Turn the knobcounterclockwise toincrease lumbar support andclockwise to decreaselumbar support.Power Seats (If Equipped)If you have this feature, there will be a control pad onthe outside of your seat.Horizontal Control: Raise the front of the seat byraising the forward edge of the button. Lower the frontof the seat by lowering the forward edge of the button.Move the seat forward by moving the whole buttontoward the front of the vehicle.1-3

Raise the rear of the seat by raising the rear edge of thebutton. Lower the rear of the seat by lowering the rearedge of the button. Move the seat rearward by movingthe whole button toward the rear of the vehicle.Moving the whole button up or down raises or lowersthe whole seat.Power Lumbar Control (If Equipped)If you have this control, it islocated on the left side ofthe driver’s seat.Vertical Control: Move the reclining front seatbackrearward by moving the button toward the rear of thevehicle. Move the seatback forward by moving thebutton toward the front of the vehicle.Press and hold the front of the control until you have thedesired lumbar support. To decrease lumbar support,press and hold the rear of the control.1-4

Memory Seat (If Equipped)If your vehicle has thisfeature, the control on thedriver’s seat looks like this.When your vehicle is in PARK (P) for an automatictransmission or the parking brake is engaged for amanual transmission, push and release the numberedmemory button you just stored. The seat will move tothe set position. You will hear one chime.Pressing the UNLOCK button of a keyless entrytransmitter will adjust the seat to the correspondingstored memory position. You will hear one chime.Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to readjust the seat. The transmitterneed not be reprogrammed unless it needs to correspondto the other numbered memory button.You can use this memory function to save yourseat cushion and seatback settings by using thefollowing procedure:1. Adjust the driver’s seat to a safe and comfortabledriving position.2. Press the SET button and then one of the twonumbered memory buttons. You will hear a chimefor each button pushed to confirm that your settingshave been placed in memory.3. To program your keyless entry transmitter, press theUNLOCK button within five seconds ofprogramming the memory button. You will hear achime to confirm programming of the transmitter.To set the seat for a second driver, follow the previoussteps, but use the other numbered button and the otherkeyless entry transmitter.If there is a third driver, use the seat adjuster switch toadjust the seat. Pressing any of the seat adjusterswitches, the SET button or pressing the desiredmemory button twice will cause the seat to stop moving.If you push the numbered button to adjust the seatand start the vehicle while the seat is still adjusting,adjustment will pause while the ignition is in START.Adjustment will resume after the ignition is in RUN.1-5

Heated Front Seats (If Equipped)Reclining Front SeatbacksIf you have this feature, thecontrol is located on theside of the seat. This featurewill quickly heat the lowercushion and lower back ofthe driver and frontpassenger seats foradded comfort.Press the lower part of the switch to turn the heater onlow. Press the upper part of the switch to turn the heateron high. Put the switch in the center position to turn theheater off.The passenger’s safety belt must be engaged for theheated seat feature to work on the passenger’s seat.1-6To adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outer side ofthe seat.Release the lever to lock the seatback where you want it.Pull up on the lever and the seat will go to anupright position.

CAUTION:But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicleis moving.Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle isin motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckleup, your safety belts can’t do their job whenyou’re reclined like this.The shoulder belt can’t do its job because itwon’t be against your body. Instead, it will be infront of you. In a crash you could go into it,receiving neck or other injuries.The lap belt can’t do its job either. In a crash thebelt could go up over your abdomen. The beltforces would be there, not at your pelvic bones.This could cause serious internal injuries.For proper protection when the vehicle is inmotion, have the seatback upright. Then sit wellback in the seat and wear your safety belt properly.1-7

Head RestraintsSeatback LatchesHead restraints are fixed on some models and adjustableon others. Slide an adjustable head restraint up or downso that the top of the restraint is closest to the top ofyour ears. This position reduces the chance of a neckinjury in a crash.The front seatback foldsforward to let people getinto the back seat or toaccess the storage areabehind the seat.The rear seat head restraints in your vehicle are adjustable.Slide an adjustable head restraint up or down so that thetop of the restraint is closest to the top of your ears. Thisposition reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash.To fold the front seatbackforward, move the handleon the side of the seatrearward and pull theseatback forward.Push the button located under the rear seat headrestraint to raise or lower it. After releasing the button,push and pull on the head restraint to make sure it’slocked in place.To return the seatback to the upright position, push theseatback all the way back until the latch catches. If theseatback was reclined before being folded forward, itwill return to the reclined position.CAUTION:If the seatback isn’t locked, it could move forwardin a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injuryto the person sitting there. Always press rearw

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