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Opel Agila (2011 year). Manual - part 7

 

 

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2. Close tailgate.
3. Remove light assembly from

tailgate.

4. Pinch both prongs on bulb holder

together simultaneously and

remove bulb holder from light

assembly.

5. Remove bulbs by pulling them

straight out.

6. Insert new bulbs by pushing them

in.

7. Replace bulb holder in light

assembly and install light

assembly in tailgate.

8. Open tailgate and replace bolts

removed earlier.

Number plate light

1. Remove bulb holder by twisting it

and pulling it away from the

vehicle.

2. Remove bulb by pulling straight

out.

3. Install new bulb by pushing in.
4. Replace bulb holder in original

position.

Interior lights

Front courtesy light

1. Using a suitable screwdriver

covered by a cloth, pry lens away

from headlining.

2. Remove bulb by pulling straight

out.

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3. Insert new bulb, ensuring contact

springs hold the bulb securely.

4. Install lens in headlining by

pushing it back into original

position.

Load compartment light

1. Prise the light out with

a screwdriver.

2. Press bulb slightly towards spring

clip and remove.

3. Insert new bulb.
4. Install light.

Instrument panel

illumination

Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.

Electrical system

Fuses

Data on the replacement fuse must

match the data on the defective fuse.
There are two fuse boxes in the

vehicle:

■ on the left-hand side of the vehicle

below the instrument panel,

■ in the engine compartment located

next to the battery.

Before replacing a fuse, turn off the

respective switch and the ignition.

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A blown fuse can be recognised by its

melted wire. Do not replace the fuse

until the cause of the fault has been

remedied.
Spare fuses can be kept in the engine

compartment fuse box.
Some functions are protected by

several fuses.
Fuses may also be inserted without

existence of a function.

Fuse extractor

To help in replacing fuses, a fuse

extractor is located in the fuse box.
Place the fuse extractor on the

various types of fuse from the top or

side, and withdraw fuse.

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105

Engine compartment fuse

box

The fuse box is located next to the

battery in the engine compartment.
Disengage the cover and tilt upwards

to open.

No. Circuit
1

Heater fan

2

Fuel injection

3

Air conditioning compressor

4

Automatic transmission

5

Brake light switch

6

ABS, ESP

7

Starter motor

8

-

9

Power steering control module

No. Circuit
10 Ignition switch
11 Radiator fan
12 -
13 ABS, ESP
14 -
15 Engine electrics
16 Front fog lights
17 Headlight (left)
18 Headlight (right)

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Instrument panel fuse box

Located on the driver's side of the

vehicle, below the instrument panel.

To open the fuse box, push the cover

at both ends and remove. Do not

store any objects behind the cover.

Some circuits may be protected by

several fuses.
No. Circuit
1

2

Ignition coils

3

Reversing light

4

Instrument cluster

5

Power outlet, cigarette lighter,

power exterior mirror

6

Infotainment system

7

Power windows

No. Circuit
8

Wipers/washers

9

Power steering

10 Airbag system
11 ABS, ESP
12 Tail light
13 Stop-start system
14 Door lock
15 -
16 Starter motor
17 -
18 Heater fan
19 Rear fog light
20 Infotainment system
21 Heated rear window
22 Horn, hazard warning
23 Stop-start system
24 Power window timer

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Vehicle tools

Tools

To access the jack, vehicle tools and

tyre repair kit 3 110, open tailgate

and pull up load compartment floor

carpet using the central strap located

near the tailgate latch and hang the

string on the hook provided 3 47.

Vehicles with tyre repair kit

The tools and tyre repair kit are in

a storage compartment below the

floor carpet in the load compartment.

Vehicles with spare wheel

The jack and the tools are in

a stowage compartment in the load

compartment below the spare wheel.

Spare wheel 3 114.

Wheels and tyres

Tyre condition, wheel condition

Drive over edges slowly and at right

angles if possible. Driving over sharp

edges can cause tyre and wheel

damage. Do not trap tyres on the kerb

when parking.
Regularly check the wheels for

damage. Seek the assistance of

a workshop in the event of damage or

unusual wear.

Tyres

Factory-fitted tyres are matched to

the chassis and offer optimum driving

comfort and safety.

Winter tyres

Winter tyres improve driving safety at

temperatures below 7 °C and should

therefore be fitted on all wheels.
Tyres of size 165/70 R 14

and 185/60 R 15 may be used as

winter tyres.

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In accordance with country-specific

regulations, affix the speed sticker in

the driver's field of view.

Tyre designations

E.g. 185/65 R 15 88 T
185 = Tyre width, mm

65 = Cross-section ratio (tyre

height to tyre width), %

R

= Belt type: Radial

RF = Type: RunFlat

15 = Wheel diameter, inches

88 = Load index e.g. 88 is

equivalent to 567 kg

T

= Speed code letter

Speed code letter:
Q = up to 160 km/h

S = up to 180 km/h

T = up to 190 km/h

H = up to 210 km/h

V = up to 240 km/h

W = up to 270 km/h

Tyre pressure

Check the pressure of cold tyres at

least every 14 days and before any

long journey. Do not forget the spare

wheel.
Tyre pressure 3 129 and the label

located on the driver’s door pillar.

The tyre pressure data refers to cold

tyres. It applies to summer and winter

tyres.
Always inflate the spare tyre to the

pressure specified for full load.
The ECO tyre pressure serves to

achieve the smallest amount of fuel

consumption possible.

Incorrect tyre pressures will impair

safety, vehicle handling, comfort and

fuel economy and will increase tyre

wear.

Warning

If the pressure is too low, this can

result in considerable tyre warm-

up and internal damage, leading to

tread separation and even to tyre

blow-out at high speeds.

Tread depth

Check tread depth at regular

intervals.
Tyres should be replaced for safety

reasons at a tread depth of 2-3 mm (4

mm for winter tyres).

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The legally permissible minimum

tread depth (1.6 mm) has been

reached when the tread has worn

down as far as one of the tread wear

indicators (TWI). Their position is

indicated by markings on the

sidewall.
If there is more wear at the front than

the rear, swap round front wheels and

rear wheels. Ensure that the direction

of rotation of the wheels is the same

as before.
Tyres age, even if they are not used.

We recommend tyre replacement

every 6 years.

Changing tyre and wheel

size

If tyres of a different size than those

fitted at the factory are used, it may be

necessary to reprogramme the

speedometer and make other vehicle

modifications.

Warning

Use of unsuitable tyres or wheels

may lead to accidents and will

invalidate the vehicle type

approval.

Wheel covers

Wheel covers and tyres that are

factory approved for the respective

vehicle and comply with all of the

relevant wheel and tyre combination

requirements must be used.
If the wheel covers and tyres used are

not factory approved, the tyres must

not have a rim protection ridge
Wheel covers must not impair brake

cooling.

Warning

Use of unsuitable tyres or wheel

covers could lead to sudden

pressure loss and thereby

accidents.

Tyre chains

Tyre chains are only permitted on the

front wheels.
Always use fine mesh chains that add

no more than 10 mm to the tyre tread

and the inboard sides (including chain

lock).

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Warning

Damage may lead to tyre blowout.

The use of tyre chains is not permitted

on the temporary spare wheel.

Tyre repair kit

Minor damage to the tyre tread or

sidewall can be repaired with the tyre

repair kit.
Do not remove foreign bodies from

the tyres.
Tyre damage exceeding 4 mm or that

is at tyre's sidewall near the rim

cannot be repaired with the tyre repair

kit.

Warning

Do not drive faster than 80 km/h.
Do not use for a lengthy period.
Steering and handling may be

affected.

If your vehicle has a flat tyre:

Apply the parking brake and engage

first gear, reverse gear or P.

The tyre repair kit is stowed beneath

the floor carpet in the load

compartment.

1. Shake sealant bottle, remove cap

and screw filler hose on to bottle,

to pierce inner cap.

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2. Unscrew valve cap from defective

tyre and unscrew valve insert

using supplied remover.

3. Remove the plug from the end of

the filler hose and insert filler hose

onto tyre valve.

4. Hold the sealant bottle with

bottom pointing upwards and

squeeze all of the sealant into the

tyre.

5. Disconnect filler hose and firmly

screw insert into valve using the

valve insert remover.
If necessary, use the supplied

spare valve insert.

6. Place the compressor unit on

level ground and unwrap the air

compressor hose from the

compressor unit.
Ensure the compressor on/off

switch is in position O (off) and

screw the hose on to the tyre

valve.

7. Unwrap electrical connection

cable from the compressor unit.

Insert plug into power outlet.

8. Turn ignition key to position ACC.

To avoid discharging the battery,

we recommend running the

engine.

9. Switch compressor on/off switch

to position I (on).

10. Inflate the tyre to the correct

pressure 3 129. If there is no

reading, the air compressor hose

to tyre valve connection may be

faulty. Re-check the connection.
If the prescribed tyre pressure is

not obtained within 10 minutes,

remove the tyre repair kit. Move

the vehicle one tyre rotation.

Reattach the tyre repair kit and

continue the filling procedure for

10 minutes. If the prescribed tyre

pressure is still not obtained, the

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tyre is too badly damaged. Seek

the assistance of a workshop.
If the tyre is overinflated, reduce

the pressure by pressing the

deflation button on the

compressor.
Do not operate the compressor for

more than 10 minutes, to avoid

overheating.

11. When the correct tyre pressure

has been reached, switch

compressor on/off switch to

position O (off).

12. Remove plug from the power

outlet, detach air compressor

hose from tyre valve and replace

valve cap.

13. Return air compressor hose and

electrical connection cable to their

original locations in the

compressor unit.

14. Remove any excess sealant

using a cloth.

15. Take the label indicating

maximum permitted speed from

the kit and affix in the driver's field

of view.

16. Continue driving immediately so

that sealant is evenly distributed

throughout the tyre. After driving

approx. 5 km (but no more than

10 minutes), stop and check tyre

pressure, using the compressor.

17. If the tyre pressure has not

dropped below 1.3 bar, it may be

adjusted to the prescribed value.

Repeat the procedure until there

is no more loss of pressure.

18. Stow tyre repair kit below the floor

carpet in the load compartment.

Note

The driving characteristics of the

repaired tyre is severely affected,

therefore have this tyre replaced.
If unusual noise is heard or the

compressor becomes hot, turn

compressor off for at least 30

minutes.
Pay attention to storage information

and best before date on sealant

bottle. Its sealing capability is not

guaranteed after this time.
Replace the used sealant bottle.

Dispose of the bottle as prescribed

by applicable laws.

An alternative kit may be supplied.

This type does not require the tyre

valve insert removal and the sealant

bottle is connected directly to the

compressor. For further details refer

to the specific instructions.

Wheel changing

Some vehicles are equipped with

a tyre repair kit instead of a spare

wheel 3 110.

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Make the following preparations and

observe the following information:

■ Park the vehicle on a level, firm and

non-slippery surface. The front

wheels must be in the straight-

ahead position.

■ Apply the parking brake and

engage first gear, reverse gear or

P.

■ Remove the spare wheel 3 114.
■ Never change more than one wheel

at a time.

■ Use the jack only to change wheels

in case of puncture, not for

seasonal winter or summer tyre

change.

■ If the ground on which the vehicle

is standing is soft, a solid board

(max. 1 cm thick) should be placed

under the jack.

■ No people or animals may be in the

vehicle when it is jacked-up.

■ Never crawl under a jacked-up

vehicle.

■ Do not start the vehicle when it is

raised on the jack.

1. Pull off the wheel cover. 3 107.

2. Install the wheel wrench ensuring

that it locates securely and

slacken each bolt by half a turn.

3. Ensure the jack is positioned

correctly with the vehicle jacking

points.
The location of front and rear

jacking bars may be indicated by

notches on the bottom edge of the

vehicle, under the doors.

4. Attach the jack handle to the

wheel bolt wrench (as shown in

illustration) and insert hook end of

jack handle through jack eye.
Before positioning the jack, set it

to the necessary height by

rotating the jack handle clockwise

using the attached wheel bolt

wrench.

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Position jack at the front or rear

jacking point located nearest to

the wheel concerned so that the

jack claw spans the vertical base.

Make sure it is properly

positioned, ensuring the jacking

bar fits securely into the jack head

groove.
The jack base must be on the

ground directly below the jacking

point in a manner that prevents it

from slipping.

5. Rotate jack handle clockwise

using the attached wheel bolt

wrench to raise vehicle.
Raise the vehicle until the wheel

is just clear of the ground.

6. Unscrew wheel bolts completely

by turning anti-clockwise and

wipe clean with a cloth.
Put wheel bolts somewhere

where the threads will not be

soiled.

7. Change the wheel.
8. Screw in the wheel bolts.
9. Lower vehicle.

10. Install the wheel wrench ensuring

that it locates securely and tighten

each bolt in a crosswise

sequence. Tightening torque is 85

Nm.

11. Align the valve hole in the wheel

cover with the tyre valve before

installing.

12. Stow the replaced wheel 3 114

and the vehicle tools 3 107.

13. Check the tyre pressure of the

installed tyre and also the wheel

bolt torque as soon as possible.

Have the defective tyre renewed or

repaired.

Spare wheel

Some vehicles are equipped with

a tyre repair kit instead of a spare

wheel.
The spare wheel can be classified as

a temporary spare wheel depending

on the size compared to the other

mounted wheels and country

regulations.
The spare wheel has a steel rim.

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Use of a spare wheel that is smaller

than the other wheels or together with

winter tyres could affect driveability.

Have the defective tyre replaced as

soon as possible.

To access the spare wheel, open

tailgate and pull up load compartment

floor carpet using the central strap

located near the tailgate latch and

hang the string on the hook provided

3

 47.

To remove, lift spare wheel, move to

a vertical position and remove from

above.

Temporary spare wheel

Use of the temporary spare wheel

could affect driveability. Have the

defective tyre renewed or repaired as

soon as possible.
Only mount one temporary spare

wheel. Do not drive faster than

80 km/h. Take curves slowly. Do not

use for a long period of time.
Tyre chains 3 109.

Directional tyres

Fit directional tyres such that they roll

in the direction of travel. The rolling

direction is indicated by a symbol

(e.g. an arrow) on the sidewall.
The following applies to tyres fitted

opposing the rolling direction:

■ Driveability may be affected. Have

the defective tyre renewed or

repaired as soon as possible.

■ Do not drive faster than 80 km/h.
■ Drive particularly carefully on wet

and snow-covered road surfaces.

Jump starting

Do not start with quick charger.
A vehicle with a discharged battery

can be started using jump leads and

the battery of another vehicle.

Warning

Be extremely careful when starting

with jump leads. Any deviation

from the following instructions can

lead to injuries or damage caused

by battery explosion or damage to

the electrical systems of both

vehicles.

■ Never expose the battery to naked

flames or sparks.

■ A discharged battery can already

freeze at a temperature of 0 °C.

Defrost the frozen battery before

connecting jump leads.

■ Avoid contact with eyes, skin,

fabrics and painted surfaces. The

fluid contains sulphuric acid which

can cause injuries and damage in

the event of direct contact.

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■ Wear eye protection and protective

clothing when handling a battery.

■ Use a booster battery with the

same voltage (12 volts). Its capacity

(Ah) must not be much less than

that of the discharged battery.

■ Use jump leads with insulated

terminals and a cross section of at

least 16 mm

2

.

■ Do not disconnect the discharged

battery from the vehicle.

■ Switch off all unnecessary electrical

consumers.

■ Do not lean over the battery during

jump starting.

■ Do not allow the terminals of one

lead to touch those of the other

lead.

■ The vehicles must not come into

contact with each other during the

jump starting process.

■ Apply the parking brake,

transmission in neutral, automatic

transmission in P.

Lead connection order:

1. Connect the red lead to the

positive terminal of the booster

battery.

2. Connect the other end of the red

lead to the positive terminal of the

discharged battery.

3. Connect the black lead to the

negative terminal of the booster

battery.

4. Connect the other end of the black

lead to a vehicle grounding point,

such as the engine block or an

engine mounting bolt. Connect as

far away from the discharged

battery as possible.

Route the leads so that they cannot

catch on rotating parts in the engine

compartment.
To start the engine:

1. Start the engine of the vehicle

providing the jump start.

2. After 5 minutes, start the other

engine. Start attempts should be

made for no longer than 15

seconds at an interval of 1 minute.

3. Allow both engines to idle for

approx. 3 minutes with the leads

connected.

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4. Switch on electrical consumers

(e.g. headlights, heated rear

window) of the vehicle receiving

the jump start.

5. Reverse above sequence exactly

when removing leads.

Towing

Towing the vehicle

Towing from the front is permissible in

emergency situations only.

Disengage cap at bottom and remove

downwards.

The towing eye is stowed with the

vehicle tools 3 107.
Screw in the towing eye as far as it will

go until it stops in a horizontal

position.
Attach a tow rope – or better still a tow

rod – to the towing eye.
The towing eye must only be used for

towing and not recovering the vehicle.
Switch on ignition to release steering

wheel lock and to permit operation of

brake lights, horn and windscreen

wipers.
Transmission in neutral.

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