Opel Astra Saloon (2014 year). Manual - part 6

 

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Opel Astra Saloon (2014 year). Manual - part 6

 

 

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Instruments and controls

Instruments and

controls

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

cators ........................................... 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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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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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.

9 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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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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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 3 207.

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 3 166. Fuses

3

 181.

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.

9 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 60.

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9 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 60.

9 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 3 140, 3 144. 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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Instruments and controls

Flashes with switched on

ignition

Fault in the immobiliser system. The

engine cannot be started 3 32.
Switch off the ignition and repeat the

start attempt.
If the control indicator continues

flashing, attempt to start the engine

using the spare key and seek the

assistance of a workshop.

Brake and clutch system

R

 illuminates or flashes red.

Illuminated

Illuminates after the ignition is

switched on if the parking brake is

applied 3 147.
Illuminates when the parking brake is

released if the brake and clutch fluid

level is too low 3 164.

9 Warning

Stop. Do not continue your

journey. Consult a workshop.

Flashes

On vehicle with automated manual

transmission, flashes for a few

seconds when the ignition is switched

off if the parking brake is not applied.
On vehicles with automated manual

transmission, flashes when the

driver's door is opened if no gear is

engaged and the parking brake is not

applied.

Antilock brake system

(ABS)

u

 illuminates red.

Illuminates for a few seconds after the

ignition is turned on. The system is

ready for operation when the control

indicator goes out.
If the control indicator does not go out

after a few seconds, or if it illuminates

while driving, there is a fault in the

ABS. The brake system remains

operational but without ABS

regulation.
Antilock Brake System 3 146.

Sport mode

1

 illuminates yellow.

The symbol is illuminated when Sport

mode is on 3 139, 3 143.

Winter mode

T

 illuminates yellow.

The symbol is illuminated when

Winter mode is on 3 139, 3 143.

Ultrasonic parking assist

r illuminates or flashes yellow.

Illuminates

Fault in system. Have the cause of the

fault remedied by a workshop.

Flashes

Fault due to sensors that are dirty or

covered by ice or snow.
or
Interference due to external sources

of ultrasound. Once the source of

interference is removed, the system

will operate normally.

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Ultrasonic parking sensors 3 150.

Electronic Stability

Program

v

 flashes or illuminates yellow.

Illuminates for a few seconds when

the ignition is switched on.

Flashes whilst driving

The system is actively engaged.

Engine output may be reduced and

the vehicle may be braked

automatically to a small degree

3

 147.

Illuminates whilst driving

The system is switched off or a fault

is present. Continued driving is

possible. Driving stability, however,

may deteriorate depending on road

surface conditions.
Have the cause of the fault remedied

by a workshop.
ESP®

Plus

 3 147.

Engine coolant

temperature

W

 illuminates red.

Illuminates when the engine is

running

Stop, switch off engine.

Caution

Coolant temperature too high.

Check coolant level immediately

3

 162.

If there is sufficient coolant, consult a

workshop.

Preheating and diesel

particle filter

!

 illuminates or flashes yellow.

Illuminates

Preheating activated. Only activates

when outside temperature is low.

Flashes

in vehicles fitted with a diesel particle

filter.
Control indicator ! flashes if the filter

requires cleaning and previous

driving conditions did not permit

automatic cleaning. Continue driving

and if possible do not allow engine

speed to drop below 2000 rpm.
The control indicator ! goes off as

soon as the self-cleaning operation is

complete.
Diesel particle filter 3 135.

Deflation detection system

and tyre pressure

monitoring system

w illuminates or flashes red or yellow.

Control indicator illuminates red

Tyre pressure loss. Stop immediately

and check tyre pressure. A maximum

speed of 80 km/h is permitted for run-

flat tyres 3 189.

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Instruments and controls

Control indicator illuminates

yellow

Fault in system or tyre without

pressure sensor mounted (e.g. spare

wheel). Consult a workshop.

Flashes

Flashes three times to indicate

system initialisation.
Deflation detection system 3 191,

tyre pressure monitoring system

3

 191.

Interactive driving system,

continuous damping

control, sport mode

IDS+ illuminates yellow.
Illuminates when the ignition is

switched on and goes out shortly after

the engine starts. Illumination whilst

driving indicates a fault in the system.

Have the cause of the fault remedied

by a workshop.
IDS

Plus

 3 148, CDC 3 149, Sport

mode 3 148.

Engine oil pressure

I

 illuminates red.

Illuminates when the ignition is

switched on and goes out shortly after

the engine starts.

Illuminates when the engine is

running

Caution

Engine lubrication may be

interrupted. This may result in

damage to the engine and/or

locking of the drive wheels.

1. Depress clutch.
2. Select neutral gear, set selector

lever to N.

3. Move out of the flow of traffic as

quickly as possible without

impeding other vehicles.

4. Switch off ignition.

9 Warning

When the engine is off,

considerably more force is needed

to brake and steer.
Do not remove key until vehicle is

stationary, otherwise the steering

wheel lock could engage

unexpectedly.

Check oil level before seeking the

assistance of a workshop 3 161.

Low engine oil level

S

 illuminates yellow.

Engine oil level is checked

automatically.

Illuminates when the engine is

running

Low engine oil level. Check engine oil

level and top up as necessary

3

 161.

Low fuel

Y

 illuminates or flashes yellow.

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Illuminates

Level in fuel tank too low.

Flashes

Fuel used up. Refuel immediately.

Never run the tank dry.
Catalytic converter 3 136.
Bleeding the diesel fuel system

3

 165.

Open&Start system

0 illuminates or flashes yellow.

Flashes

The electronic key is no more within

the reception range of the vehicle

interior. The engine cannot be

started. Hold the Start/Stop button

depressed a bit longer to switch off

the ignition.
or
Failure of the electronic key.

Operation is yet only possible via

emergency operation.

Illuminates

Fault in system. Try to operate with

the spare key, the remote control or

through emergency operation. Hold

the Start/Stop button depressed a bit

longer to switch off the ignition. Seek

the assistance of a workshop.
or
The steering wheel lock is still

engaged. Move the steering wheel

slightly and press the Start/Stop

button.
Open&Start System 3 22.

Apply footbrake

j illuminates yellow.
The engine with manual transmission

automated can only be started if the

foot brake is depressed. If the foot

brake is not depressed, the control

indicator illuminates 3 142.

Exterior light

8

 illuminates green.

Illuminates when the exterior lights

are on 3 117.

High beam

C illuminates blue.
Illuminates when high beam is on and

during headlamp flash 3 118.

Adaptive forward lighting

B illuminates or flashes yellow.

Illuminates

Fault in system.
If the swivelling device for curve

lighting fails, the corresponding low

beam lamp is deactivated and the fog

lamp is switched on.
Seek the assistance of a workshop.

Flashes

Fault in system. Consult a workshop

immediately.
Control indicator B flashes for

approx. 4 seconds after the ignition is

switched on as a reminder that the

system has been switched 3 118.
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)

3

 119.

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