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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner ManualSeats and Restraint Systems . 7Front Seats . 9Rear Seats . 18Safety Belts . 20Child Restraints . 43Airbag System . 70Restraint System Check. 87Features and Controls . 89Keys . 91Doors and Locks . 100Windows . 114Theft-Deterrent Systems. 116Starting and OperatingYour Vehicle. 122Mirrors . 145OnStar System . 156Universal Home Remote System. 158Storage Areas. 169Sunroof. 197MInstrument Panel .Instrument Panel Overview .Climate Controls .Warning Lights, Gages, andIndicators.Driver Information Center (DIC).Audio System(s) .Driving Your Vehicle .Your Driving, the Road, andYour Vehicle.Towing.Service and Appearance Care .Service .Fuel .Checking Things Under the Hood .Rear Axle .Four-Wheel Drive .Front Axle.Headlamp 914924931

Bulb Replacement.Windshield Wiper BladeReplacement .Tires .Appearance Care .Vehicle Identification .Electrical System .Capacities and Specifications .2496499500546556557566Maintenance Schedule . 569Maintenance Schedule . 570Customer Assistance Information . 591Customer Assistance andInformation . 592Reporting Safety Defects . 609Index . 613

Canadian OwnersA French language copy of this manual can beobtained from your dealer or from:Helm, IncorporatedP.O. Box 07130Detroit, MI 48207GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem,CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, and thenames AVALANCHE and Z71 are registeredtrademarks of General Motors Corporation.This manual includes the latest information at thetime it was printed. We reserve the right tomake changes after that time without furthernotice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitutethe name “General Motors of Canada Limited”for Chevrolet Motor Division whenever it appearsin this manual.Keep this manual in the vehicle, so it will be thereif it is ever needed. If the vehicle is sold, leavethis manual in the vehicle.Litho in U.S.A.Part No. 15854797 A First Printing How to Use This ManualMany people read the owner manual frombeginning to end when they first receive their newvehicle. If this is done, it can help you learnabout the features and controls for the vehicle.Pictures and words work together in theowner manual to explain things.IndexA good place to quickly locate information aboutthe vehicle is the Index in the back of the manual.It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manualand the page number where it can be found.2006 General Motors Corporation. All Rights Reserved.3

Safety Warnings and SymbolsThere are a number of safety cautions in thisbook. We use a box and the word CAUTION totell about things that could hurt you if you were toignore the warning.{CAUTION:These mean there is something that couldhurt you or other people.In the caution area, we tell you what the hazard is.Then we tell you what to do to help avoid orreduce the hazard. Please read these cautions. Ifyou do not, you or others could be hurt.4You will also find acircle with a slashthrough it in this book.This safety symbolmeans “Do Not,” “DoNot do this” or “Do Notlet this happen.”

Vehicle Damage WarningsVehicle SymbolsAlso, in this manual you will find these notices:The vehicle has components and labels that usesymbols instead of text. Symbols are shown alongwith the text describing the operation orinformation relating to a specific component,control, message, gage, or indicator.Notice: These mean there is somethingthat could damage your vehicle.A notice tells about something that can damagethe vehicle. Many times, this damage would not becovered by your vehicle’s warranty, and it couldbe costly. But the notice will tell what to do to helpavoid the damage.When you read other manuals, you might seeCAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colorsor in different words.There are also warning labels on the vehicle. Theyuse the same words, CAUTION or NOTICE.If you need help figuring out a specific name of acomponent, gage, or indicator, reference thefollowing topics: Seats and Restraint Systems in Section 1 Features and Controls in Section 2 Instrument Panel Overview in Section 3 Climate Controls in Section 3 Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators inSection 3 Audio System(s) in Section 3 Engine Compartment Overview in Section 55

These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle:6

Section 1Seats and Restraint SystemsFront Seats . 9Manual Passenger Seat . 9Power Seats . 9Power Lumbar . 10Heated Seats . 11Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals . 12Reclining Seatbacks . 14Head Restraints . 17Center Seat . 17Rear Seats . 18Rear Seat Operation . 18Safety Belts . 20Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone . 20Questions and Answers AboutSafety Belts . 24How to Wear Safety Belts Properly . 25Driver Position . 25Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment . 32Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy . 33Right Front Passenger Position . 34Center Front Passenger Position . 34Rear Seat Passengers . 35Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides . 38Safety Belt Pretensioners . 42Safety Belt Extender . 42Child Restraints . 43Older Children . 43Infants and Young Children . 46Child Restraint Systems . 50Where to Put the Restraint . 54Lower Anchors and Tethers forChildren (LATCH) . 55Securing a Child Restraint in a RearSeat Position . 63Securing a Child Restraint in theCenter Front Seat Position . 65Securing a Child Restraint in theRight Front Seat Position . 667

Section 1Seats and Restraint SystemsAirbag System . 70Where Are the Airbags? . 73When Should an Airbag Inflate? . 76What Makes an Airbag Inflate? . 77How Does an Airbag Restrain? . 78What Will You See After an AirbagInflates? . 788Passenger Sensing System . 80Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . 85Adding Equipment to YourAirbag-Equipped Vehicle . 86Restraint System Check . 87Checking the Restraint Systems . 87Replacing Restraint System PartsAfter a Crash . 88

Front SeatsPower SeatsManual Passenger SeatDriver’s Seat with Power Seat Control, PowerRecline, and Power Lumbar shownIf your vehicle has a manual front passenger splitbench seat, you can adjust it with this leverlocated at the front of the seat.Lift the lever to unlock the seat and use your bodyto slide the seat to where you want it. Releasethe lever and try to move the seat with your bodyto make sure that the seat is locked into place.If the vehicle has power seats, the controls usedto operate them are located on the outboardside of the seats. To adjust the seat, do any of thefollowing: Move the seat forward or rearward by slidingthe control forward or rearward. Raise or lower the front part of the seatcushion by moving the front of the control upor down.9

Raise or lower the rear part of the seatPower Lumbarcushion by moving the rear of the control upor down. Raise or lower the entire seat by moving theentire control up or down.If the seats have power reclining seatbacks, thecontrol is located behind the power seat control onthe outboard side of the seats. See “PowerReclining Seatbacks” under Reclining Seatbackson page 14.Your vehicle may have a memory function whichallows seat settings to be saved and recalled.See Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals on page 12for more information.If the seats have power lumbar, the controls usedto operate this feature are located on theoutboard side of the seats. To increase lumbar support, press and holdthe front of the control. To decrease lumbar support, press and holdthe rear of the control. To raise the height of the lumbar support,press and hold the top of the control. To lower the height of the lumbar support,press and hold the bottom of the control.10

Release the control when the lower seatbackreaches the desired level of lumbar support.I (Heated Seatback): Press this button to turnYour vehicle may have a memory function whichallows seat settings to be saved and recalled.See Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals on page 12for more information.The light on the button will come on to indicatethat the feature is working. Press the buttonto cycle through the temperature settings of high,medium, and low and to turn the heat to theseatback off. Indicator lights below the button showthe level of heat selected: three for high, two formedium, and one for low.Keep in mind that as your seating positionchanges, as it may during long trips, so should theposition of your lumbar support. Adjust the seatas needed.on the heated seatback.J (Heated Seat and Seatback): Press thisbutton to turn on the heated seat and seatback.Heated SeatsYour vehicle may haveheated front seats. Thecontrols are locatedon the driver’s andpassenger’s doors, nearthe door handle.The light on the button will come on to indicate thatthe feature is working. Press the button to cyclethrough the temperature settings of high, medium,and low and to turn the heat to the seat off.Indicator lights above the button will show the levelof heat selected: three for high, two for medium,and one for low.The heated seats will be canceled ten secondsafter the ignition is turned off. If you want touse the heated seat feature after you restart yourvehicle, you will need to press the appropriateheated seat or seatback button again.11

Memory Seat, Mirrors, and PedalsYour vehicle may have the memory package.The controls for thisfeature are located onthe driver’s doorpanel, and are used toprogram and recallmemory settings for thedriver’s seat, outsidemirrors, and theadjustable throttle andbrake pedal.To save your positions in memory, do thefollowing:1. Adjust the driver’s seat, including the seatbackrecliner and lumbar, both outside mirrors, andthe throttle and brake pedals to a comfortableposition.See Outside Power Mirrors on page 152 andAdjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal onpage 126 for more information.12Not all mirrors will have the ability to save andrecall the mirror positions.2. Press and hold button 1 until two beeps areheard indicating that the position has beenstored.A second seating, mirror, and throttle and brakepedal position can be programmed by repeatingthe above steps and pressing button 2.To recall the memory positions, the vehicle mustbe in PARK (P). Press and release either button 1or button 2 corresponding to the desired drivingposition. The seat, outside mirrors, and adjustablethrottle and brake pedals will move to theposition previously stored. You will hear asingle beep.If you use the remote keyless entry transmitter toenter your vehicle and the remote recall memoryfeature is on, automatic seat, adjustable mirror,and adjustable pedal movements will occur.See “MEMORY SEAT RECALL” under DIC VehicleCustomization (With DIC Buttons) on page 279for more information.

To stop recall movement of the memory functionat any time, press one of the power seat controls,memory buttons, power mirror buttons, oradjustable pedal switch.Easy Exit SeatIf something has blocked the driver’s seat and/orthe adjustable pedals while recalling a memoryposition, the driver’s seat and/or the adjustablepedals recall may stop working. If this happens,remove the obstruc