All, (Al and Charles in particular)
Sorry for the sloppy homework in my previous post. The procedure for accessing gm's manuals online follows:
1. Go to www.gm.com
, click on "Owner Center" in the upper right corner of the page.
2. This brings up a login page for the "Owner Center." Click on the "register" button, about mid-page in the graphics
3. Complete the registration
process, it will ask you for the VIN
, or year, make, and model, among other things. It will also ask you for an email address. They will email you your password to the email address you provide.
4. There will be a shortcut to the login page in the email that provides your password; go to the login page and enter the username and password provided. Once you login into the site, go to the "glovebox, " this is where you can download an electronic version of your manual, or order a print version.
I don't know how many model years in the past they service on the site this way. I hope this helps and is more complete than my last post.