This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed for 1996 Oldsmobile 88. We reserve the right to make changes inthe product after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name 'General Motors of Canada Limited" for Oldsmobile Division whenever it appears in this manual. Please keep this manual in your Oldsmobile, so it will be there if you ever need it when you're on the road. If you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it.
How to Use this Manual
Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly.
A good place to look for what you need is the Index in the back of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of all that’s in the manual, and the page number where you’ll find it.
Safety Warnings and Symbols
You will find a number ofsafety cautions in this book. We use a box and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning. 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 others could be hurt.
Power Seat (If Equipped)
To adjust the power seat: Seat Control (A): Raise the front of the seat by holding the front of the switch up. Lower the front of the seat by holding the front of the switch down.
Raise the rear of the seat by holding the rear of the switch up. Lower the rear of the seat by holding the rear of the switch down. Move the seat higher by holding the switch up. Lower the seat by holding the switch down. Move the seat forward by holding the switch forward. Move the seat back by holding the switch back.
Seatback Control (B): Tilt the seatback forward by holding the switch forward. Tilt the seatback backward by holding the switch back.
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), or air bag system.