Opel Astra Saloon (2014 year). Manual - part 12

 

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Opel Astra Saloon (2014 year). Manual - part 12

 

 

182

Vehicle care

Place the fuse extractor on the

various types of fuse from the top or

side, and withdraw fuse.

Engine compartment fuse

box

Insert a screwdriver into the opening

as far as it will go and tilt it sideways.

Open the cover upwards and remove.
The fuse box has two different fuse

assignments depending on the load

compartment fuse box variant,

3

 185.

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Fuse assignments in

conjunction with load

compartment fuse box version A

No. Circuit
1

ABS

2

ABS

3

Interior fan climate control

system

4

Interior fan, heating, air condi‐

tioning system

5

Radiator fan

6

Radiator fan

7

Central locking system

8

Windscreen washer system,

tailgate

9

Heated rear window, heated

exterior mirror

10 Diagnostics plug
11 Instruments

No. Circuit
12 Mobile telephone, Infotainment

system, display

13 Courtesy light
14 Windscreen wiper
15 Windscreen wiper
16 Horn, ABS, brake light switch,

air conditioning system

17 Diesel fuel filter or air condi‐

tioning system

18 Starter
19 –
20 Horn
21 Engine electronics
22 Engine electronics
23 Headlight range adjustment
24 Fuel pump
25 –
26 Engine electronics

No. Circuit
27 Heating, air conditioning system
28 –
29 Power steering
30 Engine electronics
31 Rear window wiper
32 Brake light switch
33 Headlight range adjustment,

light switch, clutch switch,

instrument, driver's door

module

34 Control unit, steering column

module

35 Infotainment system
36 Cigarette lighter, front power

outlet

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Fuse assignments in

conjunction with load

compartment fuse box version B

No. Circuit
1

ABS

2

ABS

3

Interior fan electronic climate

control

4

Interior fan heating and air

conditioning system

5

Radiator fan

6

Radiator fan

7

Windscreen washer system

8

Horn

9

Headlight washer system

10 –
11 –
12 –
13 Fog light

No. Circuit
14 Windscreen wiper
15 Windscreen wiper
16 Control module electronics,

Open&Start system, ABS,

brake light switch, TwinTop

17 Diesel fuel filter heating
18 Starter
19 Transmission electronics
20 Air conditioning system
21 Engine electronics
22 Engine electronics
23 Adaptive forward lighting, head‐

light range adjustment

24 Fuel pump
25 Transmission electronics
26 Engine electronics
27 Power steering
28 Transmission electronics

No. Circuit
29 Transmission electronics
30 Engine electronics
31 Adaptive forward fighting, head‐

light range adjustment

32 Brake system, air conditioning

system, clutch switch

33 Adaptive forward lighting, head‐

light range adjustment, light

switch

34 Control unit, steering column

module

35 Infotainment system
36 Mobile telephone, Infotainment

system, display

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Load compartment fuse

box

The fuse box is behind a cover.
Do not store any objects behind the

cover.
Depending on the equipment, there

are two different fuse boxes.

Saloon 5-door, Station wagon,

Van

To open, turn both catches with a coin

and fold down cover .

Saloon 3-door

To open, fold the cover upwards.

Saloon 4-door

To open, twist catch anti-clockwise

and fold down cover .

TwinTop

To open, pull the two knobs, remove

the clips and fold the cover upwards.

Fuse box version A

To replace a fuse, remove the

relevant protective cap.

No. Circuit
1

Fog light

2

3

Load compartment power outlet

4

Reversing lights

5

Rear power windows

6

Air conditioning system

7

Front power windows

8

Heated exterior mirrors

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Fuse box version B

No. Circuit
1

Front power windows

2

3

Instruments

4

Heating, air conditioning

system, electronic climate

control

5

Airbags

6

7

8

9

10 –
11 Heated rear window
12 Rear window wiper
13 Parking assist
14 Heating, air conditioning system
15 –

No. Circuit
16 Seat occupancy recognition,

Open&Start system

17 Rain sensor, tyre pressure

monitoring system, interior

mirror

18 Instruments, switches
19 –
20 CDC
21 Heated exterior mirrors
22 Sun roof
23 Rear power windows
24 Diagnostics plug
25 –
26 Electrical foldable exterior

mirrors

27 Ultrasonic sensor, anti-theft

alarm system

28 –

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No. Circuit
29 Cigarette lighter, front power

outlet

30 Rear power outlet
31 –
32 –
33 Open&Start system
34 Sun roof, TwinTop
35 Rear power outlet
36 Socket for towing equipment
37 –
38 Central locking system, terminal

30

39 Left seat heating
40 Right seat heating
41 –
42 –

No. Circuit
43 –
44 –

Vehicle tools

Tools

Vehicles with tyre repair set

The tool kit and tyre repair set are in

a storage compartment below the

floor cover in the load compartment.

Vehicles with spare wheel

The jack and tool kit are in a stowage

compartment in the boot below the

spare wheel. Spare wheel 3 198

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TwinTop

The tools for emergency operation of

the convertible hardtop are stowed in

the glove compartment.

Wheels and tyres

Tyre condition, wheel condition

Drive over edges slowly and at right

angles if possible. Driving over sharp

edges can cause tyre and wheel

damage. Do not trap tyres on the kerb

when parking.
Regularly check the wheels for

damage. Seek the assistance of a

workshop in the event of damage or

unusual wear.

Tyres

Tyres of size 225/45 R 17 are only

permitted if the vehicle is equipped

with electronic stability program.

Astra OPC "Nürburgring

Edition" with tyres 225/40 ZR 18

This model is factory-fitted with high-

performance sports tyres, size

225/40 ZR 18. These tyres are

approved for use on public roads but

have typical racing characteristics

and a correspondingly shallow tread.

The tyres provide sportily oriented

and experienced drivers with better

performance at faster speeds on dry

road surfaces but can cause the

vehicle to break away without

warning if this limit is exceeded. Avoid

adopting a risky driving style because

of this improved performance. In wet

conditions adapt your driving style

and speed to the shallow tread.

Winter tyres

Winter tyres improve driving safety at

temperatures below 7 °C and should

therefore be fitted on all wheels.

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Tyres of size 185/65 R 15,

195/60 R 15, 195/65 R 15 and

205/55 R 16 can be used as winter

tyres.
Tyres of size 205/50 R17 must only

be used as winter tyres.
Tyres of size 215/45 R 17,

225/45 R 17, 225/40 R 18

1)

,

225/40 ZR18 and 235/35 R 19 must

not be used as winter tyres.
Saloon, Station wagon, Van: tyres of

size 215/45 R 17 are only approved

as winter tyres if the vehicle was

equipped with 18-inch wheels in the

factory.
Winter tyres may only be used on the

Astra OPC on special alloy wheels

approved by Opel.
Run-flat winter tyres may only be

used on factory approved alloy

wheels.
In accordance with country-specific

regulations, affix the speed sticker in

the driver's field of view.

Run-flat tyres

Run-flat tyres have reinforced, self-

supporting sidewalls, which ensure

that the tyres always have a certain

amount of driveability, even when

there is no pressure.
Run-flat tyres are only permitted on

vehicles with electronic stability

program and tyre pressure monitoring

system or deflation detection system.

Caution

Check tyre pressures regularly

even if run-flat tyres are fitted.

Depending on tyre manufacturer, run-

flat tyres can be identified from a

marking on the tyre wall. E.g.
ROF = RunonFlat for Goodyear or
SSR = Self Supporting Runflat Tyre

for Continental.

Use of run-flat tyres is only permitted

in combination with factory approved

alloy wheels.

Do not use a tyre repair kit.
The ECO tyre pressure must not be

used.
Run-flat tyres must not be combined

with standard tyres.
If converting to standard tyres, note

that the vehicle is not equipped with a

spare wheel or tyre repair kit.

Driving with a damaged tyre

A loss in tyre pressure is indicated by

the tyre pressure monitoring system

or the deflation detection system.
If a tyre has no pressure, continued

driving is possible

■ at a speed of max. 80 km/h
■ up to a distance of 80 km

9 Warning

The vehicle will be more difficult to

steer and handle. Braking

distance will be longer.
Adapt driving style and speed to

the changed conditions.

1)

Astra OPC: Permitted as winter tyres without tyre chains.

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Tyre designations

E.g. 195/65 R 15 91 H
195 = Tyre width, mm

65 = Cross-section ratio (tyre

height to tyre width), %

R

= Belt type: Radial

RF = Type: RunFlat

15 = Wheel diameter, inches

91 = Load index e.g. 91 is

equivalent to 618 kg

H

= Speed code letter

Speed code letter:
Q = up to 160 km/h

S = up to 180 km/h

T = up to 190 km/h

H = up to 210 km/h

V = up to 240 km/h

W = up to 270 km/h

Tyre pressure

Check the pressure of cold tyres at

least every 14 days and before any

long journey. Do not forget the spare

wheel. This also applies to vehicles

with tyre pressure monitoring.

Remove the valve cap key from the

fuel filler flap and use it to unscrew the

valve cap.

On vehicles with tyre pressure

monitoring system, screw the adapter

to the valve.
Tyre pressure 3 225 and on the label

on the inside of the fuel filler flap.
The tyre pressure data refer to cold

tyres. It applies to summer and winter

tyres.
Always inflate the spare wheel to the

pressure specified for full load.
The ECO tyre pressure serves to

achieve the smallest amount of fuel

consumption possible. It must not be

used with run-flat tyres.
Incorrect tyre pressures will impair

safety, vehicle handling, comfort and

fuel economy and will increase tyre

wear.
Tyre pressures differ depending on

various options. For the correct tyre

pressure value, follow the procedure

below:

1. Identify drive axle and body style.
2. Identify the engine identifier code.

Engine data 3 216.

3. Identify the respective tyre.

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The tyre pressure tables show all

possible tyre combinations 3 225.
For the tyres approved for your

vehicle, refer to the EEC Certificate of

Conformity provided with your vehicle

or other national registration

documents.
The driver is responsible for correct

adjustment of tyre pressure.

9 Warning

If the pressure is too low, this can

result in considerable tyre warm-

up and internal damage, leading to

tread separation and even to tyre

blow-out at high speeds.

Tyre pressure monitoring

system

The tyre pressure monitoring system

continually checks the pressure of all

four wheels when vehicle speed

exceeds a certain limit.
All wheels must be equipped with

pressure sensors and the tyres must

have the prescribed pressure.

Otherwise, the tyre pressure will be

monitored by the deflation detection

system 3 191.

Note

In countries where the tyre pressure

monitoring system is legally

required, the use of wheels without

pressure sensors will invalidate the

vehicle type approval.

The current tyre pressures can be

shown in the Info-Display 3 116.
Vehicle messages, tyre pressure

3

 111.

Control indicator w 3 99.
If a complete set of wheels without

sensors is mounted (e.g. four winter

tyres), no error message will be

displayed. The tyre pressure

monitoring system is not operational.

Retrofitting of sensors is possible.
The use of commercially available

liquid tyre repair kits can impair the

function of the system. Factory-

approved systems can be used.
External high-power radio equipment

could disrupt the tyre pressure

monitoring system.

System initialisation

After a wheel change, the system

must be initialised: inflate the tyres to

the prescribed pressure, switch on

the ignition, then press and hold the

DDS button for approx. 4 seconds;

control indicator w flashes three

times.

Tyre deflation detection

system

The tyre deflation detection system

continually checks the rotation speed

of all four tyres.

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If a tyre loses pressure the control

indicator w illuminates red. Stop

immediately and check tyre pressure.
Control indicator w 3 99.

System initialisation

After tyre pressure correction or

wheel change, the system must be

initialised: Switch on the ignition,

press and hold the DDS button for

approx. 4 seconds, control indicator

w flashes three times.

Tread depth

Check tread depth at regular

intervals.
Tyres should be replaced for safety

reasons at a tread depth of 2-3 mm

(4 mm for winter tyres).

The legally permissible minimum

tread depth (1.6 mm) has been

reached when the tread has worn

down as far as one of the tread wear

indicators (TWI). Their position is

indicated by markings on the

sidewall.

If there is more wear at the front than

the rear, swap round front wheels and

rear wheels periodically.
Tyres age, even if they are not used.

We recommend tyre replacement

every 6 years.

Changing tyre and wheel

size

If tyres of a different size than those

fitted at the factory are used, it may be

necessary to reprogram the

speedometer and make other vehicle

modifications.
After converting to a different tyre

size, have the label with tyre

pressures replaced.

9 Warning

Use of unsuitable tyres or wheels

may lead to accidents and will

invalidate the vehicle type

approval.

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Wheel covers

Wheel covers and tyres that are

factory approved for the respective

vehicle and comply with all of the

relevant wheel and tyre combination

requirements must be used.
If the wheel covers and tyres used are

not factory approved, the tyres must

not have a rim protection ridge.
Wheel covers must not impair brake

cooling.
Remove the wheel covers if tyre

chains are to be installed.

9 Warning

Use of unsuitable tyres or wheel

covers could lead to sudden

pressure loss and thereby

accidents.

Tyre chains

Tyre chains are only permitted on the

front wheels.
Always use fine mesh chains that add

no more than 10 mm to the tyre tread

and the inboard sides (including chain

lock).

9 Warning

Damage may lead to tyre blowout.

Tyre chains are permitted on tyres of

size 185/65 R 15, 195/60 R 15,

195/65 R 15, 205/55 R 16 and

205/50 R17.
Tyre chains are not permitted on tyres

of size 225/45 R 17, 225/40 R 18,

225/40 ZR18 and 235/35 R 19

2)

.

Saloon, Station wagon, Van: tyre

chains are only approved on tyres of

size 215/45 R 17 if the vehicle was

equipped with 18-inch wheels in the

factory.
The use of tyre chains is not permitted

on the temporary spare wheel.

Tyre repair kit

Minor damage to the tyre tread can be

repaired with the tyre repair kit.
Do not remove foreign bodies from

the tyres.
Tyre damage exceeding 4 mm or that

is near the rim cannot be repaired with

the tyre repair kit.

2)

Just permitted with limitation steering angle.

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9 Warning

Do not drive faster than 80 km/h.
Do not use for a lengthy period.
Steering and handling may be

affected.

If you have a flat tyre:
Apply parking brake and engage first

gear, reverse gear or P.

The tyre repair kit is in the stowage

compartment under the floor cover in

the load compartment.

1. Take the pouch with the tyre

repair kit from the compartment.

Carefully remove the components

from the pouch.

2. Remove the compressor.

3. Remove the electrical connection

cable and air hose from the

stowage compartments on the

underside of the compressor.

4. Screw the compressor air hose to

the connection on the sealant

bottle.

5. Fit the sealant bottle into the

retainer on the compressor.
Set the compressor near the tyre

in such a way that the sealant

bottle is upright.

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6. Unscrew valve cap from defective

tyre.

7. Screw tyre inflation hose to valve.
8. The switch on the compressor

must be set to §.

9. Connect the compressor plug to

the accessory socket or cigarette

lighter socket.
To avoid discharging the battery,

we recommend running the

engine.

10. Set the rocker switch on the

compressor to I. The tyre is filled

with sealant.

11. The compressor pressure gauge

briefly indicates up to 6 bar whilst

the sealant bottle is emptying

(approx. 30 seconds). Then the

pressure starts to drop.

12. All of the sealant is pumped into

the tyre. Then the tyre is inflated.

13. The prescribed tyre pressure

should be obtained within

10 minutes. Tyre pressure

3

 225. When the correct pressure

is obtained, switch off the

compressor.
If the prescribed tyre pressure is

not obtained within 10 minutes,

remove the tyre repair kit. Move

the vehicle one tyre rotation.

Reattach the tyre repair kit and

continue the filling procedure for

10 minutes. If the prescribed tyre

pressure is still not obtained, the

tyre is too badly damaged. Seek

the assistance of a workshop.

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Drain excess tyre pressure with

the button over the pressure

indicator.
Do not run the compressor longer

than 10 minutes.

14. Detach the tyre repair kit. Screw

the filler hose to the free

connection on the sealant bottle.

This prevents sealant leakage.

Stow the tyre repair kit in the load

compartment.

15. Remove any excess sealant

using a cloth.

16. Take the label indicating

maximum permitted speed from

the sealant bottle and affix in the

driver's field of view.

17. Continue driving immediately so

that sealant is evenly distributed

in the tyre. After driving approx.

10 km (but no more than

10 minutes), stop and check tyre

pressure. Screw compressor air

hose directly onto tyre valve and

compressor when doing this.
If tyre pressure is more than

1.3 bar, set it to the correct value.

Repeat the procedure until there

is no more loss of pressure.
If the tyre pressure has fallen

below 1.3 bar, the vehicle must

not be used. Seek the assistance

of a workshop.

18. Stow away tyre repair kit in load

compartment.

Note

The driving characteristics of the

repaired tyre is severely affected,

therefore have this tyre replaced.
If unusual noise is heard or the

compressor becomes hot, turn

compressor off for at least 30

minutes.
The built-in safety valve opens at a

pressure of 7 bar.
Note the expiry date of the kit. After

this date its sealing capability is no

longer guaranteed. Pay attention to

storage information on sealant

bottle.
Replace the used sealant bottle.

Dispose of the bottle as prescribed

by applicable laws.

The compressor and sealant can be

used from approx. -30 °C.
The adapters supplied can be used

to pump up other items e.g.

footballs, air mattresses, inflatable

dinghies etc. They are located on the

underside of the compressor. To

remove, screw on compressor air

hose and withdraw adapter.

Wheel changing

Some vehicles are equipped with a

tyre repair kit instead of a spare wheel

3

 193.

Make the following preparations and

observe the following information:
■ Park the vehicle on a level, firm and

non-skid surface. The front wheels

must be in the straight-ahead

position.

■ Apply the parking brake and

engage first gear, reverse gear or

P.

■ Remove the spare wheel 3 198.
■ On the Astra TwinTop, the roof

must be closed before the vehicle

is raised.

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■ Never change more than one wheel

at once.

■ Use the jack only to change wheels

in case of puncture, not for

seasonal winter or summer tyre

change.

■ If the ground on which the vehicle

is standing is soft, a solid board

(max. 1 cm thick) should be placed

under the jack.

■ No people or animals may be in the

vehicle when it is jacked-up.

■ Never crawl under a jacked-up

vehicle.

■ Do not start the vehicle when it is

raised on the jack.

■ Before screwing in the wheel bolts,

clean them and lightly coat the

taper of each wheel bolt with

commercially available grease.

1. Pull off the wheel cover with the

hook. Vehicle tools 3 187.
For wheel covers with visible

wheel bolts: The cover can remain

on the wheel. Do not remove the

retaining rings on the wheel bolts.
Alloy wheels: Disengage wheel

bolt caps with a screwdriver and

remove. To protect the wheel,

place a soft cloth between the

screwdriver and the alloy wheel.

2. Install the wheel wrench ensuring

that it locates securely and

slacken each bolt by half a turn.

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