Opel Astra Twintop (2012 year). Manual - part 4

 

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Opel Astra Twintop (2012 year). Manual - part 4

 

 

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Seats, restraints

■ Adjust the lumbar support so that it

supports the natural shape of the

spine.

Seat adjustment

Danger

Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from

the steering wheel, to permit safe

airbag deployment.

Warning

Never adjust seats while driving as

they could move uncontrollably.

Seat positioning

Pull handle, slide seat, release

handle.

Seat backrests

Turn handwheel. Do not lean on

backrest when adjusting.

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Seat height

Lever pumping motion
up

= seat higher

down = seat lower

Seat inclination

Pull lever, adjust inclination by

shifting body weight. Release lever

and audibly engage seat in position.

Lumbar support

Turn handwheel. Do not lean on

backrest when adjusting.

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Seats, restraints

Adjustable thigh support

Press the button and slide the thigh

support.

Seat folding

Lift release lever and fold backrest

forwards. Slide seat forwards.
To restore, slide the seat backwards.

If the seat has a memory function it

engages in its original position,

otherwise engage seat in desired

position. Move the backrest back to

upright and engage.
Folding the backrest forwards is only

possible when the backrest is in an

upright position.
Do not operate handwheel to adjust

backrest with backrest tilted forward.

In vehicles with a panoramic window:

to tilt seats forward, push head

restraints down and lift up sun visors.

Armrest

Push raised armrest backward

against resistance and fold down.
The armrest can be moved to

different positions in stages by lifting

it.
Under the armrest there is a storage

compartment.

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Heating

Adjust heating to the desired setting

by pressing the ß button for the

respective seat one or more times

with the ignition on. The control

indicator in the button indicates the

setting.
Prolonged use of the highest setting

for people with sensitive skin is not

recommended.
Seat heating is operational when the

engine is running.

Rear seats

Armrest

Saloon and Station wagon

Fold down the armrest, pulling the

strap obliquely down (45°).

TwinTop

Pull the armrest by the strap, pivot it

down and position on the sit with the

flat side up.
The armrest is held in place on the

backrest with a retaining strap. To

fully remove the armrest, disengage

the bracket at the retaining strap.

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Seats, restraints

Seat belts

The seat belts are locked during

heavy acceleration or deceleration of

the vehicle holding the occupants in

the sitting position. Thereby the risk of

injury is considerably reduced.

Warning

Fasten seat belt before each trip.
In the event of an accident, people

not wearing seat belts endanger

their fellow occupants and

themselves.

Seat belts are designed to be used by

only one person at a time. They are

not suitable for people smaller than

150 cm. Child restraint system

3

 60.

Periodically check all parts of the belt

system for damage and proper

functionality.
Have damaged components

replaced. After an accident, have the

belts and triggered belt pretensioners

replaced by a workshop.

Note

Make sure that the belts are not

damaged by shoes or sharp-edged

objects or trapped. Prevent dirt from

getting into the belt retractors.

Seat belt reminder X 3 96.

Belt force limiters

Stress on the body is reduced by the

gradual release of the belt during

a collision.

Belt pretensioners

In the event of a head-on or rear-end

collision of a certain severity, the front

seat belts are tightened.

Warning

Incorrect handling (e.g. removal or

fitting of belts) can trigger the belt

pretensioners.

Deployment of the belt pretensioners

is indicated by continuous illumination

of control indicator v 3 96.
Triggered belt pretensioners must be

replaced by a workshop. Belt

pretensioners can only be triggered

once.

Note

Do not affix or install accessories or

other objects that may interfere with

the operation of the belt

pretensioners. Do not make any

modifications to belt pretensioner

components as this will invalidate

the vehicle type approval.

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Three-point seat belt

Fastening seat belt

Withdraw the belt from the retractor,

guide it untwisted across the body

and insert the latch plate into the

buckle. Tighten the lap belt regularly

whilst driving by pulling the shoulder

belt.
Seat belt reminder 3 96.

Loose or bulky clothing prevents the

belt from fitting snugly. Do not place

objects such as handbags or mobile

phones between the belt and your

body.

Warning

The belt must not rest against hard

or fragile objects in the pockets of

your clothing.

Height adjustment

1. Pull belt out slightly.
2. Press button.
3. Adjust height and engage.

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Seats, restraints

Adjust the height so that the belt lies

across the shoulder. It must not lie

across the throat or upper arm.
Do not adjust while driving.

Removing seat belt

To release belt, press red button on

belt buckle.

Seat belts on rear seats

Lead seat belts of the outer seats

through holders at the side if they are

not being used.
The seat belt for the middle seat can

only be withdrawn from the retractor if

the backrests are upright and are

engaged in their retainers.

TwinTop

To prevent the seat belts from making

flapping noise when the sun roof and/

or the windows are open, the seat

belts of unoccupied rear seats can be

secured behind the armrest.

Using the seat belt while

pregnant

Warning

The lap belt must be positioned as

low as possible across the pelvis

to prevent pressure on the

abdomen.

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Airbag system

The airbag system consists of

a number of individual systems

depending on the scope of

equipment.
When triggered the airbag inflates

within milliseconds. They also deflate

so quickly that it is often unnoticeable

during the collision.

Warning

If handled improperly the airbag

systems can be triggered in an

explosive manner.

Note

The control electronics of the airbag

systems, belt pretensioners and

deployable anti-roll bars are located

in the centre console area. Do not

put any magnetic objects in this

area.
Do not stick anything on the airbag

covers and do not cover them with

other materials.

Each airbag/anti-roll bar is triggered

only once. Have deployed airbags/

anti-roll bars replaced by

a workshop. Furthermore, it might be

necessary to have the steering

wheel, the instrument panel, parts of

the panelling, the door seals,

handles and the seats replaced.
Do not make any modifications to

the airbag system/anti-roll bars as

this will invalidate the vehicle type

approval.

When the airbags inflate, escaping

hot gases may cause burns.
Control indicator v for airbag systems

and anti-roll bars 3 96.

Front airbag system

The front airbag system consists of

one airbag in the steering wheel and

one in the instrument panel on the

front passenger side. These can be

identified by the word AIRBAG.

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Seats, restraints

There is also a warning label on the

side of the instrument panel, visible

when the front passenger door is

open.
The front airbag system is triggered in

the event of a front-end impact of

a certain severity. The ignition needs

to be switched on.

The inflated airbags cushion the

impact, thereby reducing the risk of

injury to the upper body and head of

the front seat occupants

considerably.

Warning

Optimum protection is only

provided when the seat is in the

proper position 3 49.
Keep the area in which the airbag

inflates clear of obstructions.

Fit the seat belt correctly and

engage securely. Only then the

airbag is able to protect.

Side airbag system

The side airbag system consists of an

airbag in each front seat backrest.

This can be identified by the word

AIRBAG.
The side airbag system is triggered in

the event of a side impact of a certain

severity. The ignition needs to be

switched on.

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The inflated airbags cushion the

impact, thereby reducing the risk of

injury to the upper body and pelvis in

the event of a side-on collision

considerably.

Warning

Keep the area in which the airbag

inflates clear of obstructions.

Note

Only use protective seat covers that

have been approved for the vehicle.

Be careful not to cover the airbags.

Curtain airbag system

The curtain airbag system consists of

an airbag in the roof frame on each

side. This can be identified by the

word AIRBAG on the roof pillars.
The curtain airbag system is triggered

in the event of a side-on impact of

a certain severity. The ignition needs

to be switched on.

The inflated airbags cushion the

impact, thereby reducing the risk of

injury to the head in the event of

a side-on impact considerably.

Warning

Keep the area in which the airbag

inflates clear of obstructions.
The hooks on the handles in the

roof frame are only suitable for

hanging up light articles of

clothing, without coat hangers. Do

not keep any items in these

clothes.

Seat occupancy

recognition

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Seats, restraints

Identified by a label on the lower

panel of the front passenger seat and

by control indicator y, which

illuminates for approx. 4 seconds

when the ignition is switched on.
The seat occupancy recognition

system deactivates the passenger

front and side airbag if the front

passenger seat is not occupied or is

fitted with an Opel child restraint

system with transponders. The

curtain airbag system remains

activated.

Danger

Only Opel child restraint systems

with transponders should be fitted

on the front passenger seats. Use

of systems without transponders

poses a risk of fatal injury.

Control indicator 3 96.

Note

Anyone weighing less than 35 kg

should only travel on the rear seats.
Do not place any heavy objects on

the front passenger seat. Otherwise

the seat will register as occupied and

the airbag system for the front

passenger seat will not be

deactivated.
Do not use protective covers or seat

cushions on the front passenger

seat.
Note

On the Astra TwinTop, there may be

interference in radio reception of

certain frequencies in the medium

waveband when the roof is open and

the front passenger seat is

unoccupied.

Child restraints

Child restraint systems

We recommend the Opel child

restraint system which is tailored

specifically to the vehicle.
When a child restraint system is being

used, pay attention to the following

usage and installation instructions

and also those supplied with the child

restraint system.
Always comply with local or national

regulations. In some countries, the

use of child restraint systems is

forbidden on certain seats.

Selecting the right system

The rear seats are the most

convenient location to fasten a child

restraint system.
Children should travel facing

rearwards in the vehicle as long as

possible. This makes sure that the

child's backbone, which is still very

weak, is under less strain in the event

of an accident.

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Children under the age of 12 years

that are smaller than 150 cm are only

allowed to travel in a restraint system

that is suitable for the child. Suitable

are restraint systems that comply with

ECE 44-03 or ECE 44-04. Since

a proper position of the belt is rarely

possible with a child that is smaller

than 150 cm, we strongly advise to

use an appropriate child restraint

system, even though this might, due

to the age of the child, no longer be

legally binding.
Ensure that the child restraint system

to be installed is compatible with the

vehicle type.
Ensure that the mounting location of

the child restraint system within the

vehicle is correct.
Allow children to enter and exit the

vehicle only on the side facing away

from the traffic.
When the child restraint system is not

in use, secure the seat with a seat belt

or remove it from the vehicle.

Note

Do not stick anything on the child

restraint systems and do not cover

them with any other materials.
A child restraint system which has

been subjected to stress in an

accident must be replaced.

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Seats, restraints

Child restraint installation locations

Permissible options for fitting a child restraint system

Weight and age class

On front passenger seat

1)

On outer rear seats On centre rear seat

2)

Group 0: up to 10 kg or approx. 10 months
Group 0+: up to 13 kg or approx. 2 years

B

1

, ++

U, +

U

Group I: 9 to 18 kg or approx. 8 months to 4 years B

2

, ++

U, +

U

Group II: 15 to 25 kg or approx. 3 to 7 years
Group III: 22 to 36 kg or approx. 6 to 12 years

X

U

U

B

1

= Limited, only with seat occupancy recognition and Opel child restraint system with transponders.

If the child restraint system is being secured using a three-point seat belt, move seat height adjustment to uppermost

position. Move front passenger seat as far back as possible and move front passenger seat belt anchorage point to

lowest position.

B

2

= Limited, only with seat occupancy recognition and Opel child restraint system with transponders.

If the child restraint system is being secured using a three-point seat belt, move seat height adjustment to uppermost

position. Move front passenger seat as far back as possible so that vehicle safety belt runs from anchorage point

towards the front.

U = Universal suitability in conjunction with three-point seat belt.

+ = Seat available with ISOFIX and Top-tether mounting brackets.

++ = Seat available with ISOFIX mounting brackets.

X = No child restraint system permitted in this weight class.

1)

Not allowed on Saloon 4-door.

2)

Not allowed on Astra TwinTop.

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Permissible options for fitting an ISOFIX child restraint system

Weight class

Size class Fixture

On front passenger seat On rear outboard seats On rear centre seat

Group 0: up to 10 kg

E

ISO/R1 IL

IL

X

Group 0+: up to 13 kg E

ISO/R1 IL

IL

X

D

ISO/R2 IL

IL

X

C

ISO/R3 X

IL

3)

X

Group I: 9 to 18 kg

D

ISO/R2 IL

IL

X

C

ISO/R3 X

IL

3)

X

B

ISO/F2

IL

IL, IUF

X

B1

ISO/F2X IL

IL, IUF

X

A

ISO/F3

X

IL, IUF

X

IL

= Suitable for particular ISOFIX restraint systems of the 'specific-vehicle', 'restricted' or 'semi-universal' categories.

The ISOFIX restraint system must be approved for the specific vehicle type.

IUF = Suitable for ISOFIX forward-facing child restraint systems of universal category approved for use in this weight class.

X

= No ISOFIX child restraint system approved in this weight class.

3)

Only on the passenger's side.

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Seats, restraints

ISOFIX size class and seat device

A – ISO/F3

= Forward-facing child restraint system for children of maximum size in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.

B – ISO/F2

= Forward-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.

B1 – ISO/F2X = Forward-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.

C – ISO/R3

= Rear-facing child restraint system for children of maximum size in the weight class up to 13 kg.

D – ISO/R2

= Rear-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class up to 13 kg.

E – ISO/R1

= Rear-facing child restraint system for young children in the weight class up to 13 kg.

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Isofix child restraint

systems

Fasten vehicle-approved ISOFIX

child restraint systems to the ISOFIX

mounting brackets. Specific vehicle

ISOFIX child restraint system

positions are marked in the table by

IL.
ISOFIX mounting brackets are

indicated by a label on the backrest.

Top-tether child restraint

systems

Top-tether fastening eyes are located

under a cover marked with the

symbol : for a child seat. Fold up

cover after usage.

In addition to the ISOFIX mounting,

fasten the Top-tether strap to the

Top-tether fastening eyes. The strap

must run between the two guide rods

of the head restraint.
ISOFIX child restraint systems of

universal category positions are

marked in the table by IUF.

Child restraints with

transponders

A label on the child restraint system

indicates that it is fitted with

transponders.
Opel child restraint systems with

transponders are automatically

detected if correctly installed to the

front passenger seat with seat

occupancy recognition.

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