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2002 Chevrolet SilveradoOwner’s ManualLitho in U.S.A.Part Number C2215 A First EditionECopyright General Motors Corporation 06/18/01All Rights Reservedi

We support voluntarytechnician certification.GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem,CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem and thename SILVERADO are registered trademarks ofGeneral Motors Corporation.This manual includes the latest information at the time itwas printed. We reserve the right to make changes afterthat time without further notice. For vehicles first sold inCanada, substitute the name “General Motors of CanadaLimited” for Chevrolet Motor Division whenever itappears in this manual.Please keep this manual in your vehicle, so it willbe there if you ever need it when you’re on the road.If you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in itso the new owner can use it.iiFor Canadian Owners Who Prefer aFrench Language Manual:Aux propriétaires canadiens: Vous pouvez vousprocurer un exemplaire de ce guide en français chezvotre concessionaire ou au:Helm, IncorporatedP.O. Box 07130Detroit, MI 48207

How to Use this ManualMany people read their owner’s manual from beginningto end when they first receive their new vehicle. If youdo this, it will help you learn about the features andcontrols for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll findthat pictures and words work together to explainthings quickly.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 reducethe hazard. Please read these cautions. If you don’t,you or others could be hurt.Safety Warnings and SymbolsYou 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.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.”iii

Vehicle Damage WarningsVehicle SymbolsAlso, in this book you will find these notices:Your vehicle may be equipped with components andlabels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols,used on your vehicle, are shown along with the textdescribing the operation or information relating to aspecific component, control, message, gage or indicator.NOTICE:These mean there is something that could damageyour vehicle.If you need help figuring out a specific name of acomponent, gage or indicator reference the followingtopics in the Index: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.DDDDWhen you read other manuals, you might seeCAUTION and NOTICE warnings in differentcolors or in different words.Also see “Warning Lights and Gages” in the Index.You’ll also see warning labels on your vehicle.They use the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.iv“Engine Compartment Overview”“Instrument Panel”“Comfort Controls”“Audio Systems”

These are some examples of vehicle symbols you may find on your vehicle:v

Model ReferenceThis manual covers these models:viRegular Cab PickupCrew CabRExtended Cab PickupChassis Cab

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.1-21-101-151-161-161-231-241-241-35Seats 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 Passenger Position1-361-401-421-461-701-731-731-73Rear Seat PassengersRear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Childrenand Small AdultsChildrenRestraint Systems for ChildrenOlder 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. It also tells you aboutreclining front seatbacks and head restraints.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.If your vehicle has a manual bucket or a split bench seat,you can adjust it with this lever located at the front ofthe seat.Lift the lever to unlock the seat. Using your body, slidethe seat to where you want it, and release the lever. Tryto move the seat with your body to make sure the seat islocked into place.1-2

Manual Lumbar Control (If Equipped)Power Seat(s) (If Equipped)If your vehicle has a lumbaradjustment, the knob islocated on the outboard sideof the seat cushion.To increase or decrease support, turn the knob towardthe front or rear of the vehicle. Operating effort canbe reduced if you lean forward slightly while turningthe knob.If your vehicle has a power seat, you can adjust it withthese controls located on the outboard sides of the seats.D Raise or lower the front of the seat cushion byraising or lowering the forward edge of thehorizontal control.1-3

D Move the seat forward or rearward by moving thePower Lumbar Control (If Equipped)whole horizontal control forward or rearward.D Raise or lower the rear of the seat cushion by raisingor lowering the rear edge of the horizontal control.D Moving the whole horizontal control up or downIf your vehicle has thisfeature, the four-waycontrol is located on theoutboard side of the seat.raises or lowers the entire seat cushion.If your vehicle has power reclining seats, you can usethe vertical control to adjust the angle of the seatback.Move the reclining front seatback rearward or forwardby moving the control toward the rear or the front of thevehicle. See “Reclining Seatbacks” in the Index forfurther information.To increase or decrease support, press and hold the frontor rear of the control. Let go of the control when thelower seatback reaches the desired level of support.You can also reshape the side wing area of the lowerseatback for more lateral support. To increase ordecrease support, press and hold the top or bottom of thecontrol. Let go of the control when the lower seatbackreaches the desired level of support.1-4

Memory Seat (If Equipped)If your vehicle has thisfeature, the buttons used toprogram and recall thedriver’s seat and reclinerposition are located on thedriver’s door trim panel.It does not store the lumbar or back support positions.To program the memory seat, do the following:1. Adjust the driver’s seat to the desired position.2. Then press the SET button and, within five seconds,press one of the two numbered buttons on thememory control.To recall your setting, put the vehicle in PARK (P) andpress the number you chose.To program the seat position for a second driver, followthe preceding steps, but press the other number on thememory control.Heated Front Seats (If Equipped)If your vehicle has thisfeature, the button used tocontrol the driver’s heatedseat is located on thedriver’s door panel. Thebutton used to control thepassenger’s heated seat islocated on the passenger’sdoor panel.To activate the heated seats, press the button once forthe HI heat setting. Press the button again for the LOheat setting. To turn off the heated seats, press the buttona third time. An indicator light will illuminate for eachheat setting anytime the heated seats are operating.The ignition must be in RUN for this feature to operate.The heated front seats will be canceled after the ignitionis turned to OFF. If you still want to use the heated frontseat feature after you restart your vehicle, you will needto press the heated seat button again.1-5

Reclining SeatbacksTo adjust the front seatback, lift the manual lever locatedon the outboard side of the seat. Release the lever tolock the seatback where you want it. Lift the lever againwithout pushing on the seatback and the seatback willgo to an upright position.If your vehicle has power seats with a power recliner,see “Power Seats” in the Index for further informationon how to operate the reclining seatback feature.1-6But don’t have a seatback reclined if your vehicleis moving.

Head RestraintsCAUTION: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. In a crash, youcould 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 sitwell back in the seat and wear your safetybelt properly.Slide the head restraint up or down so that the top of therestraint is closest to the top of your head. This positionreduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash.1-7

On some models, the head restraints tilt forward andrearward also.The seatbacks fold forward to let you access the rear ofthe cab.The rear seat head restraints in your vehicle may beadjustable. They work the same as the front seat headrestraints, except they do not tilt forward or rearward.To fold a front seatback forward, lift the lever at the baseof the seat to release the seatback.Seatback LatchesCAUTION:If the seatback isn’t locked, it could moveforward in a sudden stop or crash. That couldcause injury to the person sitting there. Alwayspress rearward on the seatback to be sure itis locked.1-8The lever is located on the outboard side of theseat cushion.To return the seatback to the upright position, push theseatback rearward until it latches. After returning theseatback to its upright position, push and pull on theseatback to make sure it is locked.

Rear Seat (Extended Cab)Folding the Rear SeatThe extended cab’s rear seat can be folded up to providemore cargo space. To fold the seat do the following:1. Pull forward onthe release straplocated under therear seat cushion.The extended cab’s rear seat can also be folded open formore seating space. To use the seat do the following:1. Push rearward on the seat cushion while pulling upon the release strap under the seat cushion. Pull theseat cushion downward until it latches.2. After pulling the seat cushion down, pull up on it tomake sure it is locked.Rear Seat (Crew Cab)RThe second row rear seat has a 60/40 split seat. Eitherside of the rear seat may be folded down to give youmore cargo space.2. Fold the seat cushion upward until it latches withthe seatback.Before folding the rear seat on the driver’s side, insertthe two buckles into the retainer in the seatback. Thatway, the buckles will be out of the way when the seat isfolded and will be available for passengers to use whenthe seat is returned to the passenger position. Also, makesure that nothing is under or in front of the seat and thatthe head restraints are completely lowered.3. Push and pull on the seat to make sure the seatis secure.1-9

To fold the rear seat, do the following:1. Pull up on the strap loopat the rear of the seatcushion. Then, pull theseat cushion up and foldit forward.3. Pull forward on the seatback and up on the seatcushion to make sure the seat is securely in place.Check to see that the buckles on the driver’s sideseatback are accessible to the outboard and centeroccupant and are not under the seat cushions.Safety Belts: They’re for EveryoneThis part of the manual tells you how to use safety beltsproperly. It also tells you some things you should not dowith safety belts.And it explains the air bag system.2. After folding the seat cushion fully forward, pull theseatback forward and fold the seatback down until itis flat. If the seatback cannot fold flat because itinterferes with the cushion, try moving the front seatforward and/or bringing the front seat more upright.The lever at the base of the seat must be turnedrearward to release the seatback.To return the seat to the passenger position dothe following:1. Lift the seatback up and push it rearward all the way.2. Lower the seat cushion until it latches into position.1-10CAUTION:Don’t let anyone ride where he or she can’t weara safety belt properly. If you are in a crash andyou’re not wearing a safety belt, your injuriescan be much worse. You can hit things inside thevehicle or be ejected from it. You can be seriouslyinjured or killed. In the same crash, you mightnot be if you are buckled up. Always fasten yoursafety belt, and check that your passengers’ beltsare fastened properly too.

You never know if you’ll be in a crash. If you do have acrash, you don’t know if it will be a bad one.CAUTION:It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision,people riding in these areas are more likely to beseriously injured or killed. Do not allow people toride in any area of your vehicle that is notequipped with seats and safety belts. Be sureeveryone in your vehicle is in a seat and using asafety belt properly.A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be soserious that even buckled up a person wouldn’t survive.But most crashes are in between. In many of them,people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walkaway. Without belts they could have been badly hurtor killed.After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles,the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up doesmatter . a lot!Why Safety Belts WorkYour vehicle has a lightthat comes on as a reminderto buckle up. See “SafetyBelt Reminder Light” inthe Index.When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast asit goes.In most states an