Opel Astra Saloon (2014 year). Manual - part 11

 

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Opel Astra Saloon (2014 year). Manual - part 11

 

 

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Vehicle care

Wiper blade on the rear window

Lift the wiper arm. Disengage the

wiper blade and remove.

Bulb replacement

Switch off the ignition and switch off

the relevant switch or close the doors.
Only hold a new bulb at the base! Do

not touch the bulb glass with bare

hands.
Use only the same bulb type for

replacement.

The bulbs of the front outer lights are

replaced through openings in the

front wheel housing: turn wheels in a

way that allows access, release catch

and remove cover.

To replace bulbs on the right side of

the engine compartment, detach the

air hose from the air filter. On the left

side, detach the plug to the fuse box.

Halogen headlights

Headlights have separate systems for

high beam 1 (inner bulbs) and low

beam 2 (outer bulbs).

Low beam

1. Replace bulbs through the

opening in the wheel housing.

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2. Remove protective cover 2.

3. Rotate the bulb holder anti-

clockwise to disengage. Withdraw

the bulb holder from the reflector.

4. Detach bulb from bulb holder and

renew the bulb.

5. Insert the bulb holder, engaging

the two lugs into the reflector and

rotate clockwise to secure.

6. Rotate bulb carrier to the right as

far as it will go.

7. Install protective cover.
8. Close the opening in the wheel

housing with the cover.

High beam

1. Access to the bulbs is through the

engine compartment.

2. Remove protective cover 1.
3. Detach wiring plug from bulb.

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4. Disengage spring clip from

retainer by pressing forward and

then swinging downwards.

5. Withdraw the bulb from reflector

housing.

6. When installing the new bulb,

insert lugs in the reflector

recesses and engage the spring

clip.

7. Install the wiring plug onto bulb.
8. Install protective cover.

Side lights

1. Access to the bulbs is through the

engine compartment.

2. Remove protective cover 1.

3. Withdraw parking light bulb holder

from reflector.

4. Remove bulb from socket and

renew the bulb.

5. Insert holder in reflector. Install

the headlamp protective cover.

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Xenon headlights

Headlamps have separate systems

for low beam 1 (inner bulbs) and high

beam 2 (outer bulbs).

Low beam

9 Danger

Low beam works under extremely

high electrical voltage. Do not

touch. Have bulbs replaced by a

workshop.

High beam

1. Replace bulbs through the

openings in the wheel arches.

2. Remove protective cover.

3. Rotate left bulb holder and

disengage.

4. Remove the bulb holder with bulb

from the reflector.

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5. Detach bulb from bulb holder.
6. Insert new bulb so that the two

lugs on the bulb holder engage in

the recesses in the reflector.

7. Rotate bulb holder to the right as

far as it will go.

8. Place protective cover in position

and close.

Side lights

1. Replace bulbs through the

openings in the wheel arches.

2. Remove main beam headlight

protective cover.

3. Remove parking light socket from

reflector.

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4. Remove bulb from socket and

renew bulb.

5. Insert holder in reflector. Place

protective cap in position and

close.

Fog lights

Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.

Front turn signal lights

1. Replace the bulbs through the

opening in the wheel housing.

2. Rotate bulb holder anti-clockwise

and disengage.

3. Push bulb slightly into the socket,

rotate anti-clockwise, remove and

renew bulb.

4. Insert bulb holder in the reflector,

rotate clockwise and engage.

Tail lights

Saloon 5-door

1. To change the bulbs on the right

side, use a coin to open the lock

and fold down the cover.
To change bulbs on the left side,

use a coin to turn both locks and

fold down the cover 3 185.

2. Detach plug connector from bulb

holder.

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3. Loosen fastening nuts with wheel

bolt wrench and unscrew by hand.

Vehicle tools 3 187.

4. Detach bulb housing towards the

rear.

5. Unscrew the three screws using a

screwdriver. Press the locking

tabs on the outside of the bulb

holder inwards and remove the

bulb holder.

6. Remove and renew the bulb.

Reverse light (1)
Turn signal light (2)
Reverse light/brake light (3)
Reverse light (4)
Fog light, may be only on one side

(5)

7. Engage bulb holder in bulb

housing, ensuring that it properly

engages.

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8. Ensure that the seals are applied

to the bulb holder and fixing

screws.

9. Insert the bulb housing in the

body, engaging the lug and the

ball pin in the recesses. Tighten

the fastening nuts using a wheel

bolt wrench. Attach the plug

connector. Close and engage the

flap.

Saloon 3-door

1. To change the bulbs, fold down

the cover.

2. Detach plug connector from bulb

holder.

3. Loosen fastening nuts with wheel

bolt wrench and unscrew by hand.

Vehicle tools 3 187.

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4. Detach bulb housing towards the

rear.

5. Remove seal from the fastening

bolt. Press the locking tabs on the

outside of the bulb holder outward

and remove the bulb holder.

6. Remove and renew the bulb.

Reverse light (1)
Turn signal light (2)
Reverse light/brake light (3)
Reverse light (4)
Fog light, may be only on one side

(5)

7. Engage bulb holder in bulb

housing, ensuring that it properly

engages.

8. Ensure that the seals are applied

to the bulb holder and fixing

screws.

9. Insert the bulb housing in the

body, engaging the lug and the

ball pin in the recesses. Tighten

the fastening nuts using a wheel

bolt wrench. Attach the plug

connector. Close and engage the

flap.

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Saloon 4-door

1. To replace bulbs, fold up cover in

load compartment after twisting

the catch.

2. Release the bolts behind the

cover using a conventional bolt

wrench, and remove.

3. Unscrew the three screws with a

screwdriver and remove the bulb

holder. Vehicle tools 3 187.

4. Press tail lights back, holding the

bulb housing from the outside.

Remove plug from bulb carrier.

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5. Press out six locking catches on

the bulb housing and remove bulb

carrier.

6. Remove and renew the bulb.

Brake light (1)
Reverse light (2)
Fog light, may be only on one side

(3)
Turn signal light (4)
Reverse light (5)

7. Engage bulb holder in bulb

housing. Ensure the seal is

applied correctly and the carrier

has engaged properly.

8. Attach the plug connector. Place

bulb housing in body, clipping the

round- head bolts into the

recesses. Attach bulb housing to

the body with four screws. Close

cover and lock.

Station wagon, Van

1. Disengage cover by pressing

retaining lugs and remove.

2. Detach plug connector from bulb

holder.

3. Loosen fastening nuts and

remove the bulb housing

rearwards.

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4. Unscrew the three screws with a

screwdriver and remove the bulb

holder. Vehicle tools 3 187.

5. Remove and renew the bulb.

Reverse light/brake light (1)
Turn signal light (2)
Reverse light (3)
Fog light, may be only on one side

(4)

6. Engage bulb holder in bulb

housing and screw in place. Insert

the bulb housing into the body and

tighten the fastening nuts by

hand.
Attach the plug connector.
Close and engage the cover.

TwinTop

1. Unscrew retaining nuts.

2. Remove bulb housing from

outside. Disengage plug by

pressing on flap and remove from

bulb holder.

3. Detach seal from bulb holder.

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4. Disengage sockets by turning and

remove. Press locking tabs on the

long sides of the bulb holder

outwards; lift bulb holder at front

end and remove.

5. Remove and renew the bulb.

Reverse light/brake light (1)
Reverse light (2)
Fog light, may be only on one side

(3)
Reverse light (4)
Turn signal light (5)

6. Insert bulb holder in bulb housing

by first inserting the lug at the front

of the plug. Fold together bulb

holder, ensuring that it engages

properly. Insert sockets and

engage by turning.

7. Fit seal on bulb holder. Ensure

that the seal is flat in the area of

the screws.

8. Engage plug. Insert bulb housing

in body, ensuring proper

positioning of the ball pins in the

recesses. Tighten the retaining

nuts.

Side turn signal lights

Have the bulbs replaced by a

workshop.

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Number plate light

1. Insert a screwdriver in the

housing, press to the side and

release spring.

2. Remove bulb housing

downwards, taking care not to pull

on the cable.

3. Lift flap and disconnect wiring

plug from bulb holder.

4. Rotate bulb holder anti-clockwise

to disengage.

5. Remove bulb from holder and

renew bulb.

6. Insert bulb holder in bulb housing

and rotate clockwise.

7. Connect wiring plug to bulb

holder.

8. Insert and engage bulb housing.

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Interior lights

Front courtesy light, reading

lights

1. Disengage lens, press it slightly

downwards and remove at a

downward angle.

2. Remove bulb and renew.
3. Engage lens.

Rear courtesy light and reading

lights

Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.

Glovebox light, load

compartment light, foot well light

1. Prise the lamp out with a

screwdriver.

2. Press bulb slightly towards spring

clip and remove.

3. Insert new bulb.
4. Install lamp.

Instrument panel

illumination

Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.

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Electrical system

Fuses

Data on the replacement fuse must

match data on the defective fuse.
The vehicle has two fuse boxes: one

behind a cover on the left side of the

load compartment and one in the front

left of the engine compartment.
Store spare fuses in the load

compartment fuse box version B.

Open the cover 3 185.
Before replacing a fuse, turn off the

respective switch and the ignition.
A blown fuse can be recognised by its

melted wire. Do not replace the fuse

until the cause of the fault has been

remedied.
Some functions are protected by

several fuses.
Fuses may also be inserted without

existence of a function.

Fuse extractor

A fuse extractor may be located in the

fuse box in the load compartment.

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