Opel Astra Twintop (2012 year). Manual - part 2

 

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Opel Astra Twintop (2012 year). Manual - part 2

 

 

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In brief

Starting engine with Start/Stop

button

The electronic key must be inside the

vehicle. Operate clutch and brake,

automatic transmission in P or N, do

not accelerate, for diesel engines;

press the button briefly to start

preheating, move the steering wheel

slightly to release the steering wheel

lock, wait until control indicator !

goes out and then press button for

1 second and release when the

engine is running.
Open&Start system 3 22.

Parking

■ Always apply the parking brake

without pressing the release button.

Apply as firmly as possible on

a downhill slope or uphill slope.

Depress the foot brake at the same

time to reduce operating force.

■ Switch off the engine. Turn the

ignition key to position 0 and

remove it or, with the vehicle

stationary, press the Start/Stop

button and open the driver's door.

Turn the steering wheel until the

steering wheel lock is felt to

engage.
For vehicles with automatic

transmission, the key can only be

removed when the selector lever is

in the P position. If P is not engaged

or the parking brake is not applied,

"P" flashes for a few seconds in the

transmission display.

■ 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 with button p on

the radio remote control or with the

sensor in a front door handle.
To activate the anti-theft locking

system and the anti-theft alarm

system, press button p twice or

touch the sensor in a front door

handle twice.

■ Do not park the vehicle on an easily

ignitable surface. The high

temperature of the exhaust system

could ignite the surface.

■ On vehicles with manual

transmission automated, control

indicator R flashes for a few

seconds after the ignition is

switched off if the parking brake has

not been applied 3 109.

■ Close windows and sunroof or

TwinTop.

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■ The engine cooling fans may run

after the engine has been switched

off 3 163.

■ After running at high engine speeds

or with high engine loads, operate

the engine briefly at a low load or

run in neutral for approx.

30 seconds, before switching off in

order to protect the turbocharger.

Keys, locking 3 20, Laying the

vehicle up for a long period of time

3

 162, TwinTop roof operation

3

 40.

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Keys, doors and windows

Keys, doors and

windows

Keys, locks ................................... 20
Doors ........................................... 28
Vehicle security ............................ 30
Exterior mirrors ............................ 32
Interior mirrors ............................. 34
Windows ...................................... 35
Roof ............................................. 38

Keys, locks

Keys

Replacement keys

The key number is specified in the

Car Pass or on a detachable tag.
The key number must be quoted

when ordering replacement keys as it

is a component of the immobiliser

system.
Locks 3 205, Open&Start system,

electronic key 3 22.

Key with foldaway key section

Press button to extend. To fold the

key, first press the button.

Car Pass

The Car Pass contains security

related vehicle data and should

therefore be kept in a safe place.
When the car is taken to a workshop,

this vehicle data is needed in order to

perform certain operations.

Radio remote control

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Used to operate:

■ Central locking system
■ Anti-theft locking system
■ Anti-theft alarm system
■ Power windows
■ Electric roof on Astra TwinTop

The radio remote control has an

approximate range of up to 5 metres.

This range can be affected by outside

influences. The hazard warning

flashers confirm operation.
Handle with care, protect from

moisture and high temperatures and

avoid unnecessary operation.

Fault

If the central locking system cannot

be operated with the radio remote

control, it may be due to the following:

■ Range exceeded
■ Battery voltage too low
■ Frequent, repeated operation of the

radio remote control while not in

range, which will require re-

synchronisation

■ Overload of the central locking

system by operating at frequent

intervals, the power supply is

interrupted for a short time

■ Interference from higher-power

radio waves from other sources

Unlocking 3 25.

Radio remote control battery

replacement

Replace the battery as soon as the

range reduces.
Batteries do not belong in household

waste. They must be disposed of at

an appropriate recycling collection

point.

Key with foldaway key section

Extend the key and open the unit.

Replace the battery (battery type

CR 2032), paying attention to the

installation position. Close the unit

and synchronise.

Key with fixed key section

Have the battery replaced by

a workshop.

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Keys, doors and windows

Radio remote control

synchronisation

After replacing the battery, unlock the

door with the key in the driver's door

lock. The radio remote control will be

synchronised when you switch on the

ignition.

Memorised settings

Whenever the key is removed from

the ignition switch, the following

settings are automatically

remembered by the key:

■ Electronic climate control
■ Info-Display
■ Infotainment system
■ Instrument panel illumination

The saved settings are automatically

used next time that key is used for

unlocking.

Open&Start system

Makes operation of the following

possible without the use of the

mechanical key:

■ Central locking system
■ Anti-theft locking system
■ Anti-theft alarm system
■ Power windows
■ Ignition and starter

The electronic key simply needs to be

in the driver's possession.

Press the Start/Stop button. The

ignition is switched on. The electronic

immobiliser and steering wheel lock

are deactivated.
To start the engine press and hold the

Start/Stop button whilst applying both

the brake and clutch pedals.
Automatic transmission: the engine

can only be started with the selector

lever in P or N.
The engine and the ignition are

switched off by pressing the Start/

Stop button again. The vehicle must

be stationary. The immobiliser is

activated at the same time.

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If the ignition has been switched off

and the vehicle is stationary, the

steering wheel lock activates

automatically when the driver's door

is opened or closed.
Control indicator 0 3 101.

Note

Do not put the electronic key in the

load compartment or in front of the

Info-Display.
The sensor fields in the door handles

must be kept clean to ensure

unrestricted functionality.
If the battery is discharged, the

vehicle must not be towed, tow-

started or jump-started as the

steering wheel lock cannot be

disengaged.

Radio remote control

The electronic key likewise has

a radio remote control feature.

Emergency operation

If the radio remote control also fails,

the driver's door can be locked or

unlocked with the emergency key

contained in the electronic key: press

locking mechanism and remove the

cap by applying light pressure. Push

the emergency key outwards over the

detent and remove.

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Keys, doors and windows

The emergency key can only lock or

unlock the driver's door. Unlocking

the entire vehicle 3 25. On vehicles

with anti-theft alarm system, the

alarm may be triggered when the

vehicle is unlocked. Deactivate the

alarm by switching on the ignition.

Hold the electronic key at the marked

position and press the Start/Stop

button.
To switch off the engine, press the

Start/Stop button for at least

1 second.
Lock the driver's door with the

emergency key. Locking the entire

vehicle 3 25.
This option is intended for

emergencies only. Seek the

assistance of a workshop.

Replacing battery in electronic

key

Replace the battery as soon as the

system no longer operates properly

or the range is reduced. The need for

battery replacement is indicated by

InSP3 in the service display or by

a check control message in the

Info-Display.
Service display 3 94, Info-Display

3

 110.

Batteries do not belong in household

waste. They must be disposed of at

an appropriate recycling collection

point.

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To replace the battery, press the

locking mechanism and remove the

cap by applying light pressure. Press

the cap on the other side outwards.
Replace the battery (battery type

CR 2032), noting the installation

position. Engage caps.

Radio remote control

synchronisation

The radio remote control

synchronises itself automatically

during every starting procedure.

Fault

If the central locking cannot be

operated or the engine cannot be

started, the cause may be one of the

following:

■ fault in remote control 3 20
■ electronic key out of reception

range

To rectify the cause of the fault,

change the position of the electronic

key.

Central locking system

Unlocks and locks doors, load

compartment and fuel filler flap.
A pull on an interior door handle

unlocks the entire vehicle and opens

the door.

Note

In the event of an accident of

a certain severity, the vehicle

unlocks automatically.
Note

A short time after unlocking with the

remote control the doors are locked

automatically if no door has been

opened.

Unlocking

Radio remote control

Press button q.

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Keys, doors and windows

Electronic key

Pull a door handle or press the button

under the tailgate moulding.
The electronic key must be outside

the vehicle, within a range of

approximately 1 metre.

Locking

Close doors, load compartment and

fuel filler flap. If the driver's door is not

closed properly, the central locking

system will not work.

Radio remote control

Press button p.

Electronic key

Touch the sensor field in the door

handle of one of the front doors.
The electronic key must be outside

the vehicle, within a range of

approximately 1 metre. The other

electronic key must not be inside the

vehicle.
2 seconds must pass before the

vehicle can be unlocked. Within this

time, it is possible to check that the

vehicle is locked.

Note

The vehicle is not automatically

locked.

Central locking button

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Press the m button: the doors are

locked or unlocked.
The LED in the button m illuminates

for approx. 2 minutes after locking

with the radio remote control.
If the doors are locked from the inside

whilst driving, the LED remains lit.
If the key is in the ignition switch,

locking is only possible if all doors are

closed.

Fault in remote control or

Open&Start system

Unlocking

Turn key or emergency key 3 22 in

the driver's door lock as far as it will

go. The entire vehicle is unlocked

when the driver's door is opened.
For Astra TwinTop with open roof -

after opening the driver's door, press

the central locking button m. The

vehicle will then be unlocked,

provided the anti-theft locking system

is not engaged. Switch on the ignition

to deactivate the anti-theft alarm

system. Open&Start system 3 22.

Locking

Close the driver's door, open the

passenger door, press central locking

button m. The vehicle is locked.

Close the passenger door.

Fault in central locking system

Unlocking

Turn key or emergency key 3 22 in

the driver's door lock as far as it will

go. The other doors can be opened by

using the interior handle (not possible

if the anti-theft locking system is

active). The load compartment and

fuel filler flap remain locked. To

deactivate the anti-theft locking

system, switch on the ignition 3 30.

Manual unlocking of boot lid

Folding the rear seat backrests

3

 52.

From the interior, turn the rotary knob

on the inside of the boot lid

anticlockwise, this unlocks the boot

lid and opens it slightly.

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Keys, doors and windows

Locking

Insert key or emergency key 3 22 into

opening above lock on inside of door

and operate lock by pressing until it

clicks. Then close the door. The

procedure must be carried out for

each door. The driver's door can also

be locked from the outside with the

key. The fuel filler flap and tailgate/

boot lid cannot be locked.

Child locks

Warning

Use the child locks whenever

children are occupying the rear

seats.

Using a key or suitable screwdriver,

turn button on rear door lock to the

horizontal position: door cannot be

opened from inside.

Doors

Load compartment

Opening

Push the button under the tailgate

moulding.

Warning

Do not drive with the tailgate open

or ajar, e.g. when transporting

bulky objects, since toxic exhaust

gases could enter the vehicle.

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Note

The installation of certain heavy

accessories onto the tailgate may

affect its ability to remain open.

Central locking system 3 25

Saloon 4-door

To unlock the boot lid, press button

x

 or press button q of the remote

control for at least 2 seconds, the boot

lid is opened slightly.

With the doors centrally locked, the

boot lid cannot be unlocked with

button x.

Closing

Use the interior handle.
Do not press the button under the

moulding while closing as this will

unlock it again.
Close boot lid. The closed boot lid is

always locked. To lock the doors,

press button & on the remote

control.

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Keys, doors and windows

Vehicle security

Anti-theft locking system

Warning

Do not use the system if there are

people in the vehicle! The doors

cannot be unlocked from the

inside.

The system deadlocks all doors. All

doors must be closed or the system

cannot be activated.
If the ignition was on, the driver's door

must be opened and closed once so

that the vehicle can be secured.
Unlocking the vehicle disables the

mechanical anti-theft locking system.

This is not possible with the central

locking button.

Activating with the radio remote

control

Press p twice within 15 seconds.

Activating with the electronic

key

Touch the sensor field in the front

door handle twice within 15 seconds.
The electronic key must be outside

the vehicle, within a range of approx.

1 metre.

Anti-theft alarm system

The anti-theft alarm system

incorporates and is operated in

conjunction with the anti-theft locking

system.

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It monitors:

■ Doors, load compartment, bonnet,
■ Passenger compartment,
■ Vehicle inclination, e.g. if it is

raised,

■ Ignition.

Unlocking the vehicle deactivates

both systems simultaneously.

Note

Changes to the vehicle interior, such

as the use of seat covers, could

impair the function of passenger

compartment monitoring.

Activation without monitoring of

passenger compartment and

vehicle inclination

Switch off the monitoring of

passenger compartment and vehicle

inclination, when people or animals

are being left in the vehicle, because

of high volume ultrasonic signals,

movements triggering the alarm and

when the vehicle is on a ferry or train.

1. Close load compartment and

bonnet

2. Press button b. The LED in button

m flashes for maximum

10 seconds

3. Close doors
4. Activate the anti-theft alarm

system. The LED illuminates.

After approx. 10 seconds, the

system is armed. The LED flashes

until the system is deactivated

For Astra TwinTop, passenger

compartment monitoring is

deactivated if the roof is open to

prevent false alarms.

Light-emitting diode (LED)

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Keys, doors and windows

During the first 10 seconds of anti-

theft alarm system activation:
LED

illuminates

= Test, ignition delay

LED

flashes

quickly

= Door, load

compartment or

bonnet open, or

system fault

After the first 10 seconds of anti-theft

alarm system activation:
LED flashes

slowly

= System active

LED comes on for

approx. 1 second

= Switch off

function

Seek the assistance of a workshop in

the event of faults.

Alarm

When triggered, the alarm gives off

an acoustic signal (horn) and a visual

signal (hazard warning flashers). The

number and duration of which are

stipulated by legislation.

The alarm siren can be silenced by

pressing a button of the radio remote

control or by switching on the ignition.

The anti-theft alarm system is

deactivated at the same time.

Immobiliser

The system checks whether the

vehicle is allowed to start with the key

being used. If the transponder in the

key is recognised, the engine can be

started.
The electronic immobiliser activates

itself automatically after the key has

been removed from the ignition

switch or when the engine is switched

off by pressing the Start/Stop button.
Control indicator A 3 97.

Note

The immobiliser does not lock the

doors. You should always lock the

vehicle after leaving it and switch on

the anti-theft alarm system 3 25,

3

 30.

Exterior mirrors

Convex shape

The convex exterior mirror contains

an aspherical area and reduces blind

spots. The shape of the mirror makes

objects appear smaller, which will

affect the ability to estimate

distances.

Manual adjustment

Adjust mirrors by swivelling lever in

required direction.

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Electric adjustment

First select the relevant exterior mirror

then swivel the control to adjust.

Folding

For pedestrian safety, the exterior

mirrors will swing out of their normal

mounting position if they are struck

with sufficient force. Reposition the

mirror by applying slight pressure to

the mirror housing.

Manual folding

The exterior mirrors can be folded in

by pressing gently on the outer edge

of the housing.

Electric folding

Press the n button and both exterior

mirrors will fold.
Press button n again - both exterior

mirrors return to their original position.
If an electrically folded mirror is

manually extended, pressing the n

button will only electrically extend the

other mirror.

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