Opel Astra Twintop (2012 year). Manual - part 6

 

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Opel Astra Twintop (2012 year). Manual - part 6

 

 

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Storage

Saloon 4-door

Attach the warning triangle and first

aid kit in the load compartment

against the panel on the right using

two straps.

Station wagon

Fasten the first-aid kit to the left load

compartment wall with a retaining

strap.

Van

Place first aid kit in stowage

compartment behind the driver's seat.

To open the cover, press the locking

tab.

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TwinTop

Store the first-aid kit in the recess

behind the strap in the left load

compartment wall.

Roof rack system

Roof rack

For safety reasons and to avoid

damage to the roof, the vehicle

approved roof rack system is

recommended.
Roof loads are not permitted on the

Astra TwinTop.
Follow the installation instructions

and remove the roof rack when not in

use.

Version without roof railing

Lift the covers from the fitting

openings.
Fasten the roof rack at the fastening

points.

Version with roof railing

To fasten the roof rack, insert the

mounting bolts in the holes indicated

in the figure.

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84

Storage

Loading information

■ Heavy objects in the load

compartment should be placed

against the seat backrests. Ensure

the backrests are securely

engaged. If objects can be stacked,

the heavier objects should be

placed at the bottom.

■ Secure objects with lashing straps

attached to lashing eyes 3 75.

■ Secure loose objects in load

compartment to prevent sliding.

■ When transporting objects in the

load compartment, the backrests of

the rear seats must not be angled

forward.

■ Do not allow the load to protrude

above the upper edge of the

backrests.

■ Do not place any objects on the

load compartment cover or the

instrument panel.

■ The load must not obstruct the

operation of the pedals, parking

brake and gear selector, or hinder

the freedom of movement of the

driver. Do not place any unsecured

objects in the interior.

■ Do not drive with an open load

compartment.

■ Station wagon: fit safety net when

objects are being transported in the

load compartment. Close load

compartment cover.

■ Astra TwinTop: pay attention to

maximum loading height with roof

open. Do not place objects on top

of or next to the load compartment

blind, on the cover of the

deployable anti-roll bars or behind

the rear head restraints.

■ The payload is the difference

between the permitted gross

vehicle weight (see identification

plate 3 214) and the EC kerb

weight.
To calculate the EC kerb weight,

enter the data for your vehicle in the

Weights table at the front of this

manual.
The EC kerb weight includes

weights for the driver (68 kg),

luggage (7 kg) and all fluids (tank

90 % full).
Optional equipment and

accessories increase the kerb

weight.

■ Driving with a roof load increases

the sensitivity of the vehicle to

cross-winds and has a detrimental

effect on vehicle handling due to

the vehicle’s higher centre of

gravity. Distribute the load evenly

and secure it properly with retaining

straps. Adjust the tyre pressure and

vehicle speed according to the load

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85

conditions. Check and retighten the

straps frequently.
The permissible roof load is 75 kg

and 100 kg for Station wagon with

roof railing. The roof load is the

combined weight of the roof rack

and the load.

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86

Instruments and controls

Instruments and

controls

Controls ....................................... 86
Warning lights, gauges and

indicators ..................................... 93
Information displays ................... 102
Vehicle messages ...................... 109
Trip computer ............................. 112

Controls

Steering wheel adjustment

Unlock lever, adjust steering wheel,

then engage lever and ensure it is

fully locked.
Do not adjust steering wheel unless

vehicle is stationary and steering

wheel lock has been released.

Steering wheel controls

The Infotainment system and the

Info-Display can be operated via the

controls on the steering wheel.
Further information is available in the

Infotainment system manual.

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87

Horn

Press j.

Windscreen wiper/washer

Windscreen wiper

The lever always springs back to its

original position.
&

= fast

%

= slow

$

= adjustable timed interval wipe

§

= Off

For a single wipe when the

windscreen wiper is off, press the

lever down.

Run through the windscreen wiper

stages by pushing the lever past the

resistance point and holding. An

acoustic signal sounds at §.
Do not use if the windscreen is frozen.
Switch off in car washes.

Adjustable wiper interval

To set the wiper interval to a value

between 2 and 15 seconds: Switch on

ignition, move lever down from

position §, wait desired time interval

and raise lever to $.

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Instruments and controls

After turning on the ignition and

setting the lever to $, the interval is

set to 6 seconds.

Automatic wiping with rain sensor

$

= Automatic wiping with rain

sensor

The rain sensor detects the amount of

water on the windscreen and

automatically regulates the frequency

of the windscreen wipers.

Keep the sensor free from dust, dirt

and ice.

Windscreen washer

Pull lever. Washer fluid is sprayed on

the windscreen and the wiper wipes

for a few strokes.
If the lights are on, washer fluid is also

sprayed on the headlights. The

headlight washer system is then

inoperable for 2 minutes.

Rear window wiper/washer

Push lever forwards. The rear window

wiper wipes in interval mode. Switch

off by pushing lever forwards again.
If the lever is held forwards, washer

fluid is sprayed on the rear window.

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89

Do not use if the rear window is

frozen.
Switch off in car washes.
The rear screen wiper comes on

automatically when the windscreen

wiper is switched on and reverse gear

is engaged.

Outside temperature

A drop in temperature is indicated

immediately and a rise in temperature

after a time delay.
If outside temperatures drop to 3 °C,

the symbol : illuminates in the

Triple-Info-Display or the

Board-Info-Display as a warning for

icy road conditions. : remains

illuminated until temperatures reach

at least 5 °C.

In vehicles with Graphic-Info-Display

or Color-Info-Display, a warning

message appears in the display as

a warning for icy road conditions.

There is no message below -5 °C.

Warning

The road surface may already be

icy even though the display

indicates a few degrees above

0 °C.

Clock

Date and time are shown in the

Info-Display.
Board-Info-Display 3 102,

Graphic-Info-Display,

Color-Info-Display 3 105.

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Instruments and controls

Set date and time in

Triple-Info-Display

To set time, hold the setting button in

the instrument panel depressed for

approx. 2 seconds. A brief press will

set the flashing value. Hold the button

depressed for 2 seconds again to

switch to the next unit and to exit

setting mode.

Automatic time synchronisation

The RDS signal of most VHF

transmitters automatically sets the

time, identified by } in the display.

Some transmitters do not send

a correct time signal. In such cases,

we recommend to switch off

automatic time synchronisation.
Activate setting mode and set it to

year setting. Hold the Ö button

depressed about 3 seconds until }

flashes in the display and “RDS

TIME" appears. The function is

activated (RDS TIME 1) or

deactivated (RDS TIME 0) with

the ; button. Exit setting mode using

the Ö button.

Power outlets

Some vehicles have a power outlet

for the connection of electrical

accessories instead of a cigarette

lighter.

Station wagons have an additional

accessory socket in the load

compartment.

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91

Connecting electrical accessories

while the engine is off will discharge

the battery.
Do not exceed the maximum power

consumption of 120 Watts.
Electrical accessories connected to

the socket must comply with the

electromagnetic compatibility

requirements laid down in

DIN VDE 40 839.
Do not connect any current-delivering

accessories, e.g. electrical charging

devices or batteries.
Do not damage the power outlets by

using unsuitable plugs.

Cigarette lighter

The cigarette lighter is located behind

the ashtray cover. Press ashtray

cover to open.

Press in cigarette lighter. Switches off

automatically once the element is

glowing. Pull out lighter.

Ashtrays

Caution

To be used only for ash and not for

combustible rubbish.

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Instruments and controls

Ashtray, front

Press ashtray cover to open.

To empty, grip both sides of the

ashtray insert and pull upwards.

Ashtray, rear

Pull out by pushing on one of the

sides.

To empty, press spring and pull the

ashtray straight out rearwards.

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93

Warning lights, gauges

and indicators

Instrument cluster

In some versions, the needles of the

instruments briefly rotate to the end

position when the ignition is switched

on.

Speedometer

Indicates vehicle speed.

Odometer

The bottom line displays the recorded

distance.

Trip odometer

The top line displays the counted

kilometres since the last reset.
To reset, hold the reset knob

depressed for a few seconds with the

ignition on.

Tachometer

Displays the engine speed.
Drive in a low engine speed range for

each gear as much as possible.

Caution

If the needle is in the red warning

zone, the maximum permitted

engine speed is exceeded. Engine

at risk.

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Instruments and controls

Fuel gauge

Displays the fuel level in the tank

depending on the operation mode.
Control indicator Y illuminates if the

level in the tank is low. Refuel

immediately if it flashes.
Never run the tank dry.
Because of the fuel remaining in the

tank, the top-up quantity may be less

than the specified tank capacity.

Service display

The message InSP appears when it

is time for servicing. Further

information 3 209.

Control indicators

The control indicators described are

not present in all vehicles. The

description applies to all instrument

versions. When the ignition is

switched on, most control indicators

will illuminate briefly as a functionality

test.

The control indicator colours mean:
Red

= Danger, important

reminder,

Yellow = Warning, information,

fault,

Green = Confirmation of activation,

Blue

= Confirmation of activation.

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Instruments and controls

Turn signal

O

 illuminates or flashes green.

Illuminates

The control indicator illuminates

briefly when the parking lights are

switched on.

Flashes

The control indicator flashes if a turn

signal or the hazard warning flashers

are activated.
Rapid flashing: failure of a direction

indicator lamp or associated fuse,

failure of direction indicator lamp on

trailer.
Bulb replacement 3 168. Fuses

3

 183.

Turn signals 3 120.

Seat belt reminder

X

 illuminates or flashes red.

Illuminates

After the ignition is switched on until

the seat belt is fastened.

Flashes

After starting off until the seat belt is

fastened.
Fastening the seat belt 3 55.

Airbag, belt tensioners and

anti-roll bars

v

 illuminates red.

When the ignition is switched on, the

control indicator illuminates for

approx. 4 seconds. If it does not

illuminate, does not go out after

4 seconds or illuminates whilst

driving, there is a fault in the belt

tensioner, the airbags, the deployable

anti-roll bars or the seat occupancy

recognition system. The systems may

fail to trigger in the event of an

accident.
Deployment of the belt tensioners,

airbags or deployable anti-roll bars is

indicated by continuous illumination

of v.

Warning

Have the cause of the fault

remedied immediately by

a workshop.

Airbag system, belt tensioners 3 57,

3

 54.

Seat occupancy

recognition

y

 illuminates or flashes yellow.

Illuminated

If the vehicle is equipped with seat

occupancy recognition, y illuminates

for approx. 4 seconds after the

ignition is switched on.
If a child restraint system with

transponders is detected, y remains

illuminated. Only then a child restraint

system with transponders may be

used on the front passenger seat as

the front passenger airbag systems

are deactivated 3 59.

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Danger

If a child restraint system is fitted

and the control indicator is not

illuminated while driving, the front

and side airbag for the front

passenger seat are not

deactivated.

Flashes

Fault in system or child restraint

system with transponders defective

or improperly fitted 3 59.

Danger

Flashing of the control indicator

while driving indicates a fault.

Have the cause of the fault

remedied by a workshop

immediately.

Child restraint system with

transponders 3 65.

Charging system

p

 illuminates red.

Illuminates when the ignition is

switched on and goes out shortly after

the engine starts.

Illuminates when the engine is

running

Stop, switch off engine. Battery is not

charging. Engine cooling may be

interrupted. In diesel engines, power

to the brake servo unit may be cut.

Seek the assistance of a workshop.

Malfunction indicator light

Z

 illuminates or flashes yellow.

Illuminates when the ignition is

switched on and goes out shortly after

the engine starts.

Illuminates when the engine is

running

Fault in the emission control system.

The permitted emission limits may be

exceeded. Immediately seek the

assistance of a workshop.

Flashes when the engine is

running

Fault that could lead to catalytic

converter damage. Ease up on the

accelerator until the flashing stops.

Seek the immediate assistance of

a workshop.

Service vehicle soon

A

 illuminates or flashes yellow.

Illuminates when the engine is

running

Fault in engine or transmission

electronics 3 143, 3 147. The

electronics switch to an emergency

running programme. Fuel

consumption may be increased and

the vehicle handling may be impaired.
If the fault persists after restarting the

vehicle, consult a workshop.

Illuminates together with InSP4

in the service display

Seek the assistance of a workshop for

draining the diesel fuel filter 3 110.

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