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Opel Astra Saloon (2014 year). Manual - part 8

 

 

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Lighting

High beam

To switch from low to high beam,

push lever.
To switch to low beam, push lever

again or pull.

Headlight flash

To activate the headlight flash, pull

lever.

Headlight range

adjustment

Manual headlight range

adjustment

To adapt headlight range to the

vehicle load to prevent dazzling:

Press knob to disengage and turn to

required position.

Vehicles without automatic level

control system

0 = front seats occupied

1 = all seats occupied

2 = all seats occupied and load

compartment laden

3 = driver's seat occupied and load

compartment laden

Vehicles with automatic level control

system

0 = front seats occupied

1 = all seats occupied

1 = all seats occupied and load

compartment laden

2 = driver's seat occupied and load

compartment laden

Automatic headlight range

adjustment

Headlight range is automatically

adjusted based on vehicle load.

Headlights when driving

abroad

The asymmetrical headlight beam

extends visibility at the edge of the

road on the passenger side.

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Lighting

119

However, when driving in countries

where traffic drives on the opposite

side of the road, adjust the headlights

to prevent dazzling of oncoming

traffic.

Vehicles with halogen headlight

system

Have the headlights adjusted by a

workshop.

Vehicles with adaptive forward

lighting

Adapting the aim of the headlight

beam:

1. Pull lever and hold.
2. Switch on ignition.
3. An acoustic signal sounds after

approx. 3 seconds.

Control indicator B 3 101.

Daytime running lights

With the ignition on and the light

switch set to 7 or AUTO, the sidelights

are switched on. When the engine is

running, headlights illuminate.

On vehicle without automatic light

control, 9 must be switched on when

it gets dark for illumination of the

instrument panel.
The daytime running lights switch off

when the ignition is switched off.

Adaptive forward lighting

Adaptive forward lighting with Bi-

Xenon headlights improves lighting in

curves and increases headlight

range.

Curve lighting

The light beam pivots based on

steering wheel position and speed.

Motorway lighting

At higher speeds and continuous

straight ahead travel, the beam

automatically raises slightly, thereby

increasing headlight range.
Control indicator B 3 101.

Hazard warning flashers

Operated with the ¨ button.
The hazard warning flashers activate

automatically if the airbags deploy.

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120

Lighting

Turn and lane-change

signals

Lever up

= right turn signal

Lever down = left turn signal
The lever always springs back to its

original position.
If the lever is moved past the

resistance point, the turn signal is

switched on constantly. When the

steering wheel moves back, the turn

signal is automatically deactivated.
For three flashes, e.g. when changing

lanes, press the lever until resistance

is felt and then release.

Move the lever to the resistance point

and hold for longer indication.
Switch the turn signal off manually by

moving the lever slightly.

Front fog lights

The front fog lights can only be

switched on when both the ignition

and headlights or sidelights are on.
Operated with the > button.

Rear fog lights

The rear fog light can only be

switched on when both the ignition

and headlights or sidelights (with front

fog lights) are on.
Operated with the r button.
The vehicle rear fog light is

deactivated when towing.

Parking lights

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Lighting

121

When parked, the parking light on one

side can be activated:

1. Set light switch to 7 or AUTO.
2. Ignition off.
3. Move turn signal lever all the way

up (right parking light) or down

(left parking light).

Confirmed by a signal and the

corresponding turn signal control

indicator.
To switch it off, switch on the ignition

or move the turn signal lever in the

opposite direction.

Reversing lights

The reversing light comes on when

the ignition is on and reverse gear is

selected.

Misted light covers

The inside of the light covers may mist

up briefly in poor, wet and cold

weather conditions, in heavy rain or

after washing. The mist disappears

quickly by itself; to help, switch on the

headlights.

Interior lighting

Instrument panel

illumination control

Brightness can be adjusted when the

exterior lights are on: Press knob k to

disengage and then turn it and hold

until the desired brightness is

obtained.

Interior lights

During entry and exit of the vehicle,

the front and centre courtesy lights

automatically come on and then

switch off after a delay.

Front courtesy light

Operated with the c button.

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122

Lighting

Courtesy lights and rear reading

lights

Operated with switch.
I

= on

0

= off

centre = automatic

Reading lights

Operated with a buttons or switch.
I

= on

0

= off

centre = automatic

Sunvisor lights

The lighting switches on when the

cover is opened.

Lighting features

Centre console lighting

Spotlight in interior mirror housing.

Daylight-dependent, automatically

regulated centre console lighting.

Entry lighting

After unlocking the vehicle, the

instrument panel lighting and the

number plate lights come on for a few

seconds.
Starting off 3 17.

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Lighting

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Exit lighting

Headlights and reversing lights come

on for approx. 30 seconds after the

system is activated and the driver's

door is closed.

Activating

1. Switch off ignition.
2. Remove ignition key.
3. Open driver's door.
4. Pull turn signal lever.
5. Close driver's door.

If the driver's door is not closed the

lights switch off after two minutes.

The lighting is switched off

immediately if the turn signal lever is

pulled while the driver's door is open.

Battery discharge

protection

To prevent the battery from becoming

discharged, all the interior lighting is

switched off automatically after

10 minutes, when the ignition is

switched off.

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Climate control

Climate control

Climate control systems ............. 124
Air vents ..................................... 130
Maintenance .............................. 131

Climate control systems

Heating and ventilation

system

Controls for:

■ Air distribution
■ Temperature
■ Fan speed

Heated rear window Ü 3 38.

Air distribution

L

= to head area and foot well

M

= to head area

l

= to windscreen and front door

windows

J

= to windscreen, front door

windows and foot well

K

= to foot well

Intermediate settings are possible.

Temperature

red = warm

blue = cold
Heating will not be fully effective until

engine has reached normal operating

temperature.

Fan speed

Adjust the air flow by switching the fan

to the desired speed.

Demisting and defrosting the

windows

■ Set air distribution control to l.
■ Set temperature control to warmest

level.

■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.

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125

■ Open side air vents as required and

direct them towards door windows.

■ For simultaneous warming of the

foot well, set air distribution control

to J.

Air conditioning system

In addition to the heating and

ventilation system, the air

conditioning system has:
n

= Cooling

4

= Air recirculation

Cooling n

Operated with the n button and is

functional only when the engine and

fan are running.
The air conditioning system cools and

dehumidifies (dries) as soon as the

outside temperature is slightly above

freezing point. Therefore

condensation may form and drip from

under the vehicle.
If no cooling or drying is required,

switch the cooling system off to save

fuel.

Air recirculation system 4

Operated with the 4 button.

9 Warning

The exchange of fresh air is

reduced in air recirculation mode.

In operation without cooling the air

humidity increases, so the

windows may mist up. The quality

of the passenger compartment air

deteriorates, which may cause the

vehicle occupants to feel drowsy.

Air distribution to l: Air recirculation

is deactivated.

Maximum cooling

Briefly open the windows so that hot

air can disperse quickly.

■ Cooling n on.
■ Air circulation system 4 on,
■ Set air distribution control to M.
■ Set temperature control to coldest

level.

■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Open all vents.

Demisting and defrosting the

windows

■ Cooling n on.
■ Set air distribution control to l.
■ Set temperature control to warmest

level.

■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.

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Climate control

■ Open side air vents as required and

direct them towards door windows.

■ For simultaneous warming of the

foot well, set air distribution control

to J.

Automatic climate control

system

Controls for:

■ Air distribution
■ Temperature
■ Fan speed

n

= Cooling

4

= Air recirculation

V

= Demisting and defrosting

Heated rear window Ü 3 38.
The preselected temperature is

automatically regulated. In the

automatic mode the fan speed

automatically regulates the air flow.

Automatic mode

Basic setting for maximum comfort:

■ Set fan control to A.
■ Set the air distribution control to the

desired setting.

■ Preset temperature to the desired

level.

■ Cooling n on.
■ Open all of the air vents.

Air distribution

L

= to head area and foot well

M

= to head area

l

= to windscreen and front door

windows

J

= to windscreen, front door

windows and foot well

K

= to foot well

Intermediate settings are possible.

Temperature preselection

Set the temperature control to the

required position. Intermediate

settings are possible.
For reasons of comfort, change

temperature only in small increments.
At the end positions, there is no

temperature regulation. The air

conditioning system works with

maximum cooling or heating.
Heating will not be fully effective until

engine has reached normal operating

temperature.

Fan speed

In the automatic mode A the fan

speed automatically regulates the air

flow. If required the air flow can be

manually adjusted.

Cooling n

Operated with the n button and is

functional only when the engine and

fan are running.

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The air conditioning system cools and

dehumidifies (dries) when outside

temperature is above a specific level.

Therefore condensation may form

and drip from under the vehicle.
If no cooling or drying is required,

switch the cooling system off to save

fuel.

Air recirculation system 4

The air recirculation mode is operated

with the 4 button.

9 Warning

The exchange of fresh air is

reduced in air recirculation mode.

In operation without cooling the air

humidity increases, so the

windows may mist up. The quality

of the passenger compartment air

deteriorates, which may cause the

vehicle occupants to feel drowsy.

Maximum cooling

Briefly open the windows so that the

heated air can disappear quickly.

■ Cooling n on.
■ Set air distribution control to M.
■ Set temperature control to required

temperature value.

■ Set fan control to A.
■ Open all vents.

The automatic climate control

automatically cools to the specified

value with the maximum cooling

power.
With the temperature control turned

to its minimum setting, the system

continually runs at maximum cooling.

The system is automatically set to air

recirculation when the air conditioning

is on.

Demisting and defrosting the

windows

■ Cooling n on.
■ Press button V: in position A, fan

automatically switches to maximum

speed, the air distribution is

directed towards the windscreen.

■ Set temperature control to warmest

level.

■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.

Electronic climate control

system

Controls for:

■ Temperature
■ Air distribution and menu selection
■ Fan speed

AUTO = Automatic mode

4

= air recirculation

V

= demisting and defrosting

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Climate control

Heated rear window Ü 3 38.
The preselected temperature is

automatically regulated. In the

automatic mode the fan speed and air

distribution automatically regulate the

air flow.
The system can be manually adapted

by use of air distribution and air flow

controls.

Data is shown on the Info-Display.

Setting modifications are briefly

shown in the Info-Display,

superimposing over the currently

displayed menu.

The electronic climate control system

is only fully operational when the

engine is running.
Do not cover the sensor on the

instrument panel for correct

operation.

Automatic mode

Basic setting for maximum comfort:

■ Press AUTO button.
■ Open all air vents.
■ Air conditioning on.
■ Set desired temperature.

Temperature preselection

Temperatures can be set to the

desired value.
For reasons of comfort, change

temperature only in small increments.
If the minimum temperature is set,

Lo appears in the display and the

electronic climate control system runs

at maximum cooling.
If the maximum temperature is set,

Hi appears in the display and the

electronic climate control system runs

at maximum heating.

Fan speed

The selected fan speed is indicated

with x and a number in the display.
If the fan is switched off the air

conditioning is also deactivated.
To return to automatic mode: Press

AUTO button.

Demisting and defrosting the

windows

Press the V button. V appears in

the display.
Temperature and air distribution are

set automatically and the fan runs at

a high speed.
To return to automatic mode: press

button V or AUTO.
Switch on heated rear window Ü.

Manual settings in climate menu

Climate control system settings can

be changed via the centre control, the

buttons and the menus shown on the

display.
To view the menu, press the centre

control. The Climate menu appears in

the display.

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129

Individual menu items are marked by

turning the centre control and

selected by pressing it.
To exit a menu, turn the centre control

until Return or Main appear and

select.

Air distribution

Turn the centre control. The Air

distribut. menu is activated, showing

the possible air distribution settings:
Top

= to windscreen and front

door windows.

Centre = to vehicle occupants.

Bottom = to foot well.
The Air distribut. menu can also be

called up via the Climate menu.
Return to automatic air distribution:

Deactivate corresponding setting or

press button AUTO.

Cooling

In the Climate menu, select menu

item AC and activate or deactivate

cooling.
The air conditioning system cools and

dehumidifies (dries) when outside

temperature is above a specific level.

Therefore condensation may form

and drip from under the vehicle.
If no cooling or drying is required,

switch the cooling system off to save

fuel, Eco appears in the display.

Fan regulation in automatic

mode

Fan regulation in automatic mode can

be adapted.
Select menu item Automatic blower

from the Climate menu and select the

desired fan regulation.

Manual air recirculation mode

The manual air recirculation mode is

operated with the 4 button.

9 Warning

The exchange of fresh air is

reduced in air recirculation mode.

In operation without cooling the air

humidity increases, so the

windows may mist up. The quality

of the passenger compartment air

deteriorates, which may cause the

vehicle occupants to feel drowsy.

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Climate control

Air conditioning with the engine

not running

When ignition is off, the residual heat

or cooling in the system can be used

for climate control in passenger

compartment.
Press the AUTO button with the

ignition off. Residual air conditioning

on will appear briefly in the display.
Residual climate control can only

operate for a limited period of time. To

cancel, press the AUTO button.

Auxiliary heater

Air heater

Quickheat is an electric auxiliary air

heater which warms up the

passenger compartment more

quickly.

Coolant heater

Diesel-engined vehicles have a fuel-

powered auxiliary heater.

Air vents

Adjustable air vents

At least one air vent must be open

while cooling is on in order to prevent

the evaporator from icing up due to

lack of air movement.

To open vent, turn the adjuster wheel

to B.

Direct the flow of air by tilting and

swivelling the slats.
To close the vent, turn the adjuster

wheel to 7.

9 Warning

Do not attach any objects to the

slats of the air vents. Risk of

damage and injury in case of an

accident.

Fixed air vents

Additional air vents are located

beneath the windscreen and door

windows and in the foot wells.

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Maintenance

Air intake

The air intakes in front of the

windscreen in the engine

compartment must be kept clear to

allow air intake. Remove any leaves,

dirt or snow.

Pollen filter

The pollen filter cleans dust, soot,

pollen and spores from the air

entering the vehicle through the air

intake.

Air conditioning regular

operation

In order to ensure continuously

efficient performance, cooling must

be operated for a few minutes once a

month, irrespective of the weather

and time of year. Operation with

cooling is not possible when outside

temperature is too low.

Service

For optimal cooling performance, it is

recommended to annually check the

climate control system, starting

three years after initial vehicle

registration, including:
■ Functionality and pressure test
■ Heating functionality
■ Leakage check
■ Check of drive belts
■ Cleaning of condenser and

evaporator drainage

■ Performance check

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Driving and operating

Driving and operating

Driving hints ............................... 132
Starting and operating ............... 132
Engine exhaust .......................... 135
Automatic transmission .............. 136
Manual transmission .................. 141
Manual transmission automa‐

ted .............................................. 142
Brakes ........................................ 146
Ride control systems ................. 147
Cruise control ............................. 149
Object detection systems ........... 150
Fuel ............................................ 151
Trailer hitch ................................ 154

Driving hints

Control of the vehicle

Never coast with engine not

running

Many systems will not function in this

situation (e.g. brake servo unit, power

steering). Driving in this manner is a

danger to yourself and others.

Pedals

To ensure the pedal travel is

uninhibited, there must be no mats in

the area of the pedals.

Starting and operating

New vehicle running-in

Do not brake unnecessarily hard for

the first few journeys.
During the first drive, smoke may

occur because of wax and oil

evaporating off the exhaust system.

Park the vehicle in the open for a

while after the first drive and avoid

inhaling the fumes.
Fuel and engine oil consumption may

be higher during the running-in

period.

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133

Ignition switch positions

0 = Ignition off

1 = Steering wheel lock released,

ignition off

2 = Ignition on, for diesel engine:

preheating

3 = Starting

Starting the engine

Starting engine with ignition

switch

Operate clutch and brake, automatic

transmission in P or N, do not

accelerate; for diesel engines, turn

the key to position 2 for preheating

until control indicator ! goes out;

turn key briefly to position 3 and

release key when engine is running.
Before restarting or to switch off the

engine, turn key back to position 0.

Starting engine with the

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.

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