Opel Agila (2011 year). Manual - part 5


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Opel Agila (2011 year). Manual - part 5




Infotainment system

1. f: CD eject
2. 6: Sound settings
3. i: Mute/unmute
4. AST: Auto search
5. Display
6. CD slot
7. AF: Alternative Frequency
8. PTY: Program Type
9. TA: Traffic Announcement

10. 3, RDM: Radio preset station 3,

CD/MP3 random playback

11. 6, TEXT: Radio preset station 6,

MP3 text display

12. 2, RPT: Radio preset station 2,

CD/MP3 repeat track

13. 5, DISC/FLD+: Radio preset

station 5,
MP3 skip to next folder

14. 4, -DISC/FLD: Radio preset

station 4,
MP3 skip to previous folder

15. 1, SCN: Radio preset station 1,

CD scan tracks

16. b VOLUME: Press for on and off,

Turn for volume

17. CD: CD player mode
18. FM/AM: Switch between FM and

AM wavebands

19. g: Radio search downwards,

CD/MP3 skip backwards

20. h: Radio search upwards,

CD/MP3 skip forwards

Steering wheel mounted


+ or -: volume

: Mute/unmute

MODE: Change modes and switches

system on

: Radio search downwards, CD/

MP3 skip backwards

: Radio search upwards, CD/MP3

skip forwards

Theft-deterrent feature

The electronic security code makes

the unit inoperable if it is removed or

if the vehicle battery is disconnected

unless the correct 4-digit code is

entered. The default code is 0000

when delivered new.

Setting a new 4-digit security ID

1. Press the b VOLUME control to

switch off.

2. Press and hold the buttons

numbered 3 and 4 simultaneously

and press the b VOLUME control.

SEC appears in the display.

3. Press the h button and button

numbered 1 simultaneously.

- - - - appears in the display.

4. Press button numbered

1 repeatedly to increase the value

for the first user ID digit. Likewise,

buttons numbered 2, 3 and

4 correspond to the second, third

and fourth digits. Set each digit by

pressing the corresponding

button repeatedly until the chosen

user ID is complete.


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5. Press and hold the PTY button for

approx. 2 seconds to enter the

chosen user ID. SEC appears

again in the display and the unit

switches off automatically.

Entering the 4-digit security ID

After reinstalling the infotainment

system or reconnecting the vehicle

battery, the 4-digit security ID must be

entered. SEC appears in the display

when the system is switched on.
This does not happen if the system is

switched off and on again within 20

To enter the user ID:

1. Press the h button and button

numbered 1 simultaneously.

- - - - appears in the display.

2. Repeatedly press buttons

numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4 which

correspond to the digits of the

user ID, until the correct stored

user ID is displayed.

3. Press and hold the PTY button for

approx. 2 seconds. The unit

switches off automatically.

Switch the unit back on to operate: the

system starts in radio mode. If the

wrong user ID is entered 10 times,

HELP appears in the display and the

system will not operate. Seek the

assistance of a workshop. Also, if the

user ID is lost, seek the assistance of

a workshop.

Deleting 4-digit security ID

The stored user ID can be erased and

a new ID set at any time.
To delete the existing user ID, repeat

steps 1 to 3 in “Setting a new 4-digit

security ID”, then:

1. Repeatedly press buttons

numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4 which

correspond to the digits of the

user ID, until the correct stored

user ID is displayed.

2. Press and hold the PTY button for

approx.  2 seconds. - - - -  appears

in the display and the unit

switches off automatically.

Set a new user ID as described in

“Setting a new 4-digit security ID”.


Switching on and off

Press the b VOLUME control.

Setting the volume

Turn the b VOLUME control.

Mute function

Press the ibutton. In CD mode,

playback is paused. Press any button

to cancel the mute function.

Sound settings

Press the 6 button to enter the sound

settings menu. When this button is

pressed repeatedly the settings

appear in the following order:

■ BAS - Bass
■ TRE - Treble
■ BAL - Balance
■ FAD - Fader
■ AVC - Auto volume control

To adjust the displayed sound setting,

press button h or g.
Press the 6 button to exit.



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Auto Volume Control

The AVC function automatically

adjusts volume depending on vehicle

speed to compensate for road noise.

In the sound settings menu, three

levels can be selected or the function

can be switched off.


AM-FM radio

AM (Long Wave and Medium Wave)

and FM (Frequency Modulation)

wavebands can be selected. Manual

and automatic storing facilities are

available on each wavebands to store

stations that can be recalled using the

preset buttons 1-6.

Radio mode

Press the FM/AM button. Wavebands

appear in the following order when

the button is pressed repeatedly:

FM1, FM2, LW, MW1, MW2.

Automatic search

Press and hold the h or gbutton for

approx. 1 second. The next

receivable radio station on the

selected waveband will be found. If

AF has been switched on previously,

only RDS stations will be found.

Station memory

In each waveband, 6 stations can be

stored under preset station memory

locations 1-6.

Storing stations manually

Tune to the desired waveband and

station. Press and hold the preset

station button (1-6) where the

selected station is to be stored, for

approx. 2 seconds. Previously stored

stations are overwritten.

Storing stations automatically

Tune to the desired waveband. Press

and hold the AST button for approx.

2 seconds. 6 stations with strong

signals are automatically stored

under preset station memory

locations 1-6. Previously stored

stations are overwritten. If AF is on,

only RDS stations will be found.
If less than 6 stations with strong

signals can be received, the number

of preset stations may be less than 6.
If no stations with strong signals can

be received, previously stored

stations are reset.


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To exit automatic storing while storing

is in progress, press the AST button

again. Previously stored stations are

not overwritten.

Selecting stored stations

Tune to the desired waveband and

press the relevant preset station

If a station is not stored on the

selected button, - - - will appear in the


Radio data system (RDS)

RDS is a service which helps search

for the required FM station.
RDS stations transmit information

which is automatically evaluated by

an RDS radio. In some areas, other

functions associated with RDS are

available, e.g. REG - Regionalisation

and TA - Traffic Announcement.

AF - Alternative Frequency

An RDS program is transmitted on

several frequencies simultaneously.

When AF is on, the system

automatically searches for the

strongest receivable frequency.

REG - Regionalisation

Some RDS stations transmit different

regional programs over different

frequencies at certain times. With

REG on, when searching for the

frequency of a radio program with the

strongest reception using AF, the

radio always remains tuned to the

selected regional program. With

REG off, when searching for the

frequency of a radio program with the

strongest reception using AF, the

radio does not consider regional


Switching AF and REG on and off

Settings appears in the following

order when the AF button is pressed


■ AF on/REG off
■ AF on/REG on
■ AF off/REG off

AF and/or REG appears in the display

when active.

PTY - Program Type

Many RDS stations transmit a PTY

code that indicates the type of

program being broadcast, e.g. News

or Sport. The PTY code enables

selection of the station according to

program type.

Searching for stations by program


Press the PTY button to select PTY

mode. Turn the b VOLUME control to

select the desired program type.

Press the h button or g button to

begin search. If no station within the

selected PTY code is received,



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NOTHING appears in the display

followed by PTY. Select another

PTY as described above.

TA - Traffic Announcement

Traffic stations are RDS stations

which transmit traffic information.

With TA on, the system searches for

stations emitting TP - Traffic

Programs and tunes into these

stations in preference to others.
When TA is active and a Traffic

Program is currently being received,

playback is interrupted for the traffic

announcement and resumes when

the announcement ends.

Switching TA on and off

Press the TA button to switch on

traffic announcements. TA appears in

the display. When a Traffic Program

is currently being received, TP also

appears in the display. Press the

button again to switch off.
To search for a TP station -

TP SEEK, while TA is active, press

the h or g button.

If TP data is not received within

approx. 20 seconds after TA is

switched on, TP SEEK automatically

takes place only once. If no TP station

is received, NOTHING appears in the


PS - Program Service Name

Display of program name instead of

station frequency.

EON - Enhanced


With EON, traffic reports will be

received, even if the set station does

not transmit its own traffic information.

When a traffic announcement is

made, the unit switches to a traffic

information station linked to EON.

When EON is active, EON appears in

the display.

Radio reception

Radio reception may be disrupted by

static, noise, distortion or loss of

reception due to:

■ changes in distance from the


■ multi-path reception due to


■ shadowing.


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Audio players

CD player

The CD player can play audio CDs

and, if equipped, MP3 CDs. The CD

type is automatically recognised.


Do not insert DVDs, small

diameter single CDs and CDs with

irregular shapes into the unit. They

may become jammed or damage

the mechanism.

The system may not be able to play

CD-Rs or play them properly. CD-RW

discs cannot be played back.

CD/MP3 playback

With a CD already inserted, press the

CD button.
To insert a CD, place the audio CD

into the slot with the printed side

upwards until it automatically retracts.

CD playback begins and CD IN

appears in the display.

Selecting next or previous track

Press the h button to skip to the next

track and the g button to skip to the

previous track.

Fast forwards/backwards search

Press and hold the h button to fast

forward and the g button to fast

rewind through the current track.

Repeat play

Press the RPT button to play the

current track repeatedly. RPT

appears in the display. Press button

again to switch off.

Random play

Press the RDM button to play the

tracks on the disc in random order.

RDM appears in the display. Press

button again to switch off.

Scan CD

Press the SCN button to play the first

few seconds of each track on the disc.

SCN appears in the display. Press

button again to switch off.

Selecting next or previous MP3 folder

If the MP3 CD consists of several

folders, press the DISC/FLD+ button

to skip to the next folder and the -

DISC/FLD button to skip to the

previous folder.

Displaying MP3 text

MP3 text types appear when the

TEXT button is pressed repeatedly:

■ Elapsed time
■ Folder name
■ File name

Press the TEXT button for approx.

2 seconds to enable scrolling text.

Removing CDs

Press the f button. The CD ejects.

Maintenance and care

■ If ERROR 1 appears in the display,

the disc cannot be read.

■ If ERROR 3 appears in the display,

the player has developed an

unidentified error. The inserted disc

may not eject. Seek the assistance

of a workshop.



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Mobile phones and CB

radio equipment

Installation instructions and

operating guidelines

The vehicle specific installation

instructions and the operating

guidelines of the mobile phone and

handsfree manufacturer must be

observed when installing and

operating a mobile telephone. Failure

to do so could invalidate the vehicle

type approval (EU directive 95/54/

Recommendations for fault-free


■ Professionally installed exterior

antenna to obtain the maximum

range possible,

■ Maximum transmission power 10


■ Installation of the phone in

a suitable spot, consider relevant

Note 3 33.

Seek advice on predetermined

installation points for the external

antenna or equipment holder and

ways of using devices with

a transmission power exceeding 10

Use of a handsfree attachment

without external antenna with mobile

telephone standards GSM

900/1800/1900 and UMTS is only

permitted if the maximum

transmission power of the mobile

telephone is 2 watts for GSM 900 or

1 watt for the other types.
For reasons of safety, do not use the

phone while driving. Even use of

a handsfree set can be a distraction

while driving.


Operation of radio equipment and

mobile telephones which fail to

meet above mentioned mobile

telephone standards is only

permitted using an antenna

located outside of the vehicle.


Mobile telephones and radio

equipment may lead to

malfunctions in the vehicle

electronics when operated inside

the vehicle with no exterior

antenna, unless the above

mentioned regulations are



Climate control


Climate control

Climate control systems ............... 77
Air vents ....................................... 79
Maintenance ................................ 80

Climate control systems

Heating and ventilation


Controls for:

■ Temperature
■ Air distribution
■ Fan speed

Heated rear window Ü 3 26.


red = warm

blue = cold

Heating will not be fully effective until

the engine has reached normal

operating temperature.

Air distribution


= to head area via adjustable air



= to head area via centre and

side air vents and to foot well


= to foot well


= to windscreen, front door

windows, side air vents and to

foot well


= to windscreen, front door

windows and side air vents

Fan speed

Adjust the air flow by switching the fan

to the desired speed.



Climate control

Air conditioning system

Cooling n

Operated with the n button and

functional only when the engine and

fan are running.
The air conditioning system cools and

dehumidifies (dries) when outside

temperature is a little above the

freezing point. Therefore

condensation may form and drip from

under the vehicle.
If no cooling or drying is required,

switch the cooling system off to save



If the climate control is set to

maximal cooling while the ambient

temperature is high, an Autostop

may be inhibited until the requested

temperature in the passenger

compartment has been reached.
If the climate control is set to

maximal cooling while the engine is

in an Autostop, the engine may

restart automatically.

Stop-start system 3 82.

Air recirculation system 4

Operated with the 4 button.


The exchange of fresh air is

reduced in air recirculation mode.

In operation without cooling the air

humidity increases, so the

windows may mist up. The quality

of the passenger compartment air

deteriorates, which may cause the

vehicle occupants to feel drowsy.

Maximum cooling

Briefly open the windows so that hot

air can disperse quickly.

■ Cooling n on.
■ Air recirculation system 4 on.
■ Set air distribution control to M.
■ Set temperature control to coldest


■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Open all vents.


Climate control


Demisting and defrosting the

windows V

■ Set air distribution control to V.
■ Set temperature control to warmest


■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.
■ Open side air vents as required and

direct them towards the door


Air vents

Adjustable air vents

At least one air vent must be open

while cooling is on in order to prevent

the evaporator from icing up due to

lack of air movement.

The air flow can be directed as

desired by tilting the slats up, down

and sideways using the central


Direct the air flow by tilting the slats

and turning the adjuster wheel left or

To open or close the vent, turn the

adjuster wheel to the left or the right.

Fixed air vents

Additional air vents are located

beneath the windscreen and door

windows and in the foot wells.



Climate control


Air intake

The air intake in front of the

windscreen in the engine

compartment must be kept clear to

allow air intake. Remove any leaves,

dirt or snow.

Pollen filter

The pollen filter cleans dust, soot,

pollen and spores from the air

entering the vehicle through the air


Air conditioning regular


In order to ensure continuously

efficient performance, cooling must

be operated for a few minutes once

a month, irrespective of the weather

and time of year. Operation with

cooling is not possible when outside

temperature is too low.


For optimal cooling performance, it is

recommended to annually check the

climate control system, starting three

years after initial vehicle registration,


■ Functionality and pressure test
■ Heating functionality
■ Leakage check
■ Check of drive belts
■ Cleaning of condenser and

evaporator drainage

■ Performance check


Driving and operating


Driving and operating

Driving hints ................................. 81
Starting and operating ................. 81
Engine exhaust ............................ 85
Automatic transmission ................ 86
Manual transmission .................... 88
Brakes .......................................... 89
Ride control systems ................... 90
Fuel .............................................. 91

Driving hints

Control of the vehicle

Never coast with engine not


Many systems will not function in this

situation (e.g. brake servo unit, power

steering). Driving in this manner is

a danger to yourself and others.


To ensure the pedal travel is

uninhibited, there must be no mats in

the area of the pedals.

Starting and operating

New vehicle running-in

Do not brake unnecessarily hard for

the first few journeys.
During the first drive, smoke may

occur because of wax and oil

evaporating off the exhaust system.

Park the vehicle in the open for

a while after the first drive and avoid

inhaling the fumes.
Fuel and engine oil consumption may

be higher during the running-in




Driving and operating

Ignition switch positions

LOCK = Ignition off


= Steering wheel lock

released, ignition off


= Ignition on

START = Starting

Starting the engine

Manual transmission: operate clutch;
Automatic transmission: operate

brake and move selector lever in P or

Do not accelerate;
Turn key to position START and

Start attempts should not last longer

than 15 seconds. If engine does not

start, wait 15 seconds before

repeating starting procedure. If

necessary, depress accelerator

before repeating starting procedure.

Before restarting or to switch off the

engine, turn key back to LOCK.

Overrun cut-off

The fuel supply is automatically cut off

during overrun, i.e. when the vehicle

is driven with a gear engaged but

accelerator is released.

Stop-start system

The stop-start system helps to save

fuel and to reduce the exhaust

emission. When conditions allow, it

switches off the engine as soon as the

vehicle is at low speed or standstill,

e.g. at a traffic light or in a traffic jam.

It starts the engine automatically as

soon as the clutch is depressed.

A battery sensor ensures that an

Autostop is only performed if the

battery is sufficiently charged for

a restart.


Driving and operating



The stop-start system is available as

soon as the engine is started, the

vehicle starts off and the conditions

as stated below in this section are



Deactivate the stop-start system

manually by pressing the ENG A-

STOP OFF button. The deactivation

is indicated by the ENG A-STOP

illuminating yellow in the instrument



If the vehicle is at low speed or in

standstill, activate an Autostop as


■ Depress the clutch pedal
■ shift the selector lever to N
■ release the clutch pedal

The engine will be switched off while

the ignition stays on if the required

conditions are met.

An Autostop is indicated when ENG

A-STOP illuminates green in the

instrument cluster.
During an Autostop, the brake

performance will be maintained.

Conditions for an Autostop

The stop-start system checks if each

of the following conditions is fulfilled,

otherwise an Autostop will be


■ The stop-start system is not

manually deactivated

■ the bonnet is fully closed
■ the driver's door is closed or the

driver's seat belt is fastened



Driving and operating

■ the battery is sufficiently charged

and in good condition

■ the engine is warmed up
■ the engine coolant temperature is

not too high

■ the ambient temperature is not too


■ the defrosting function is not


■ the climate control system does not

inhibit an Autostop

■ the brake vacuum is sufficient
■ the vehicle has moved since last


An Autostop may be less available as

the ambient temperature approaches

freezing point.
Certain settings of the climate control

system may inhibit an Autostop. See

climate control chapter for more


Battery discharge protection

To ensure reliable engine restarts,

several battery discharge protection

features are implemented as part of

the stop-start system.

Restart of the engine by the


Depress the clutch pedal to restart the

engine. If the selector lever has been

shifted out of N or other conditions are

not met, start using the ignition key.
ENG A-STOP will extinguish in the

instrument cluster when the engine

If the selector lever is shifted out of

N before depressing the clutch first,

restart will not take place.

Restart of the engine by the

stop-start system

The selector lever has to be in N to

enable an automatic restart.
If one of the following conditions

occurs during an Autostop, the

engine will be restarted automatically

by the stop-start system. ENG A-

STOP will flash green in the

instrument cluster when the engine

restarts automatically.

■ The stop-start system is manually


■ the engine temperature is too low

■ the battery is discharged
■ the brake vacuum is not sufficient
■ the vehicle starts to move
■ the defrosting function is activated
■ the climate control system requests

an engine start

■ the predetermined timing has been


If an electrical accessory, e.g.

a portable CD player, is connected to

the power outlet, a brief power drop

during restart might be noticeable.
If the infotainment system is active,

audio sound may briefly be reduced

or broken during restart.
Warning chimes 3 62.


■ Do not park the vehicle on an easily

ignitable surface. The high

temperature of the exhaust system

could ignite the surface.

■ Always apply parking brake without

pressing release button. Apply as

firmly as possible on downhill or


Driving and operating


uphill slopes. Depress the foot

brake at the same time to reduce

operating force.

■ Switch off the engine and ignition.

Push key into ignition switch before

turning to LOCK position and

removing (vehicles with automatic

transmission: depress foot brake

and shift into P). Turn the steering

wheel until the steering wheel lock


■ If the vehicle is on a level surface or

uphill slope, engage first gear or set

the selector lever to P before

switching off the ignition. On an

uphill slope, turn the front wheels

away from the kerb.
If the vehicle is on a downhill slope,

engage reverse gear or set the

selector lever to P before switching

off the ignition. Turn the front

wheels towards the kerb.

■ Lock the vehicle and activate the

mechanical anti-theft locking


Engine exhaust


Engine exhaust gases contain

poisonous carbon monoxide,

which is colourless and odourless

and could be fatal if inhaled.
If exhaust gases enter the interior

of the vehicle, open the windows.

Have the cause of the fault

rectified by a workshop.
Avoid driving with an open load

compartment, otherwise exhaust

gases could enter the vehicle.

Catalytic converter

The catalytic converter reduces the

amount of harmful substances in the

exhaust gas.


Fuel grades other than those listed

on pages 3 91, 3 126 could

damage the catalytic converter or

electronic components.
Unburnt petrol will overheat and

damage the catalytic converter.

Therefore avoid excessive use of

the starter, running the fuel tank

dry and starting the engine by

pushing or towing.

In the event of misfiring, uneven

engine running, a reduction in engine

performance or other unusual

problems, have the cause of the fault

rectified by a workshop as soon as

possible. In an emergency, driving

can be continued for a short period,

keeping vehicle speed and engine

speed low.
If the control indicator Z illuminates

while driving, the permitted emission

limits may be exceeded. Seek the

assistance of a workshop

Malfunction indicator light Z 3 59.









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