Opel Meriva (2017 year). Manual - part 2


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Opel Meriva (2017 year). Manual - part 2




Keys, doors and windows

Radio remote control battery


Replace the battery as soon as the

range is reduced.

Batteries do not belong in household

waste. They must be disposed of at

an appropriate recycling collection


Key with foldaway key section

Extend the key and open the unit.

Replace the battery (battery type

CR 2032), paying attention to the

installation position. Close the unit

and synchronise.

Key with fixed key section

Have the battery replaced by a


Radio remote control


After replacing the battery, unlock the

door with the key in the driver's door

lock. The radio remote control will be

synchronised when the ignition is

switched on.

Memorised settings

Whenever the key is removed from

the ignition switch, the following

settings are automatically memorised

by the key:

● lighting
● Infotainment system (only

CD 400)

● central locking system
● comfort settings

The saved settings are automatically

used the next time the memorised key

is inserted into the ignition switch and

turned to position 1 3 140.
A precondition is that Personalization

by driver is activated in the personal

settings of the Graphic-Info-Display.

This must be set for each key used.

On vehicles equipped with

Colour-Info-Display, the

personalisation is permanently

Vehicle personalisation 3 112.

Central locking system

Unlocks and locks doors, load

compartment and fuel filler flap.
A pull on an interior door handle

unlocks the respective door. Pulling

the handle once more opens the door.


In the event of an accident in which

airbags or belt pretensioners are

deployed, the vehicle is

automatically unlocked.


Keys, doors and windows



Press c.
Two settings are selectable:

● All doors, load compartment and

fuel filler flap are unlocked by

pressing c once.

● Only the driver's door, load

compartment and fuel filler flap

are unlocked by pressing c once.

To unlock all doors, press c


The setting can be changed in the

menu Settings in the Info-Display.

Vehicle personalisation 3 112.

The setting can be saved for the key

being used.
Memorised settings 3 22.


Close doors, load compartment and

fuel filler flap.

Press e.
If the driver's door is not closed

properly, the central locking system

will not work.

Unlocking and opening the


Press c when the ignition is off to

unlock all doors. The tailgate is

released and is unlocked and opened

by pushing the touchpad switch under

the tailgate moulding.

Central locking button

Locks or unlocks all doors, the load

compartment and fuel filler flap from

the passenger compartment.



Keys, doors and windows

Press central locking button: the

doors are locked or unlocked. If the

doors are locked, the LED in the

button illuminates.
After locking with the radio remote

control, the LED in the button

illuminates for approx. 2 minutes.

Fault in radio remote control



Manually unlock the driver's door by

turning the key in the lock. Switch on

the ignition and press the central

locking button to unlock all doors,

load compartment and fuel filler flap.
By switching on the ignition, the anti-

theft locking system is deactivated




Close the driver's door, open the

passenger door, then press central

locking button. The vehicle is locked.

Close the passenger door.

Fault in central locking system


Manually unlock the driver's door by

turning the key in the lock. The other

doors can be opened by pulling the

interior handle twice. The load

compartment and fuel filler flap

cannot be opened.
To deactivate the anti-theft locking

system, switch on the ignition 3 28.


Keys, doors and windows



Insert key into the opening above the

lock on inside of the door and operate

the lock by pressing until it clicks.

Then close the door. The procedure

must be carried out for each door. The

driver's door can also be locked from

the outside with the key. The fuel filler

flap and the tailgate cannot be locked.

Automatic locking

Automatic locking after driving off

The vehicle is locked automatically

when exceeding a speed of 4 km/h.

Opening from outside is not possible.

Additionally, opening of the rear

doors from inside is not possible

when the vehicle speed is above

4 km/h.

Green LEDs indicate that opening

from inside is possible:
Hold the inner rear door handle to

activate the proximity sensor and

then pull the handle.
When the vehicle speed is below

4 km/h, opening of the doors from

outside is possible after:

● opening any door from inside
● pressing the central locking



Automatic locking is only active

with ignition on.

Fault in the automatic locking system

In case of a system fault, control

indicator ^ illuminates in the

instrument cluster and a warning

chime sounds to indicate that the rear

doors are not secured against

opening. Inform passengers to keep

clear of the door handles.
Stop immediately and activate the

child lock in both rear doors. If the

child lock is already activated, first

deactivate and then activate again.

The green LEDs will extinguish and

the warning chime will stop as soon

as both child locks are activated. Pull

the inner rear door handles to check

if the doors are locked from inside.

Consult a workshop.



Keys, doors and windows

Automatic relock after unlocking

A short time after unlocking with the

remote control, all doors, load

compartment and fuel filler flap are

locked automatically, provided that no

door has been opened.

Child locks

9 Warning

Use the child locks whenever

children are occupying the rear


Using a key or suitable screwdriver,

turn the child lock in the rear door to

the horizontal position. The green

LED will extinguish. The door cannot

be opened from the inside. For

deactivation, turn the child lock to the

vertical position.


Rear doors

9 Warning

Take care of other persons when

getting in or out at the front and

rear simultaneously.
Only use the grab handle


The rear doors have an automatic

locking feature 3 25.


Keys, doors and windows


Load compartment



After unlocking, push the touchpad

switch under the tailgate moulding

and open the tailgate.
Central locking system 3 22.


Use one of the interior handles.
Do not push the touchpad switch

under the moulding whilst closing as

this will unlock the tailgate again.
Central locking system 3 22.

General hints for operating


9 Danger

Do not drive with the tailgate open

or ajar, e.g. when transporting

bulky objects, since toxic exhaust

gases, which cannot be seen or

smelled, could enter the vehicle.

This can cause unconsciousness

and even death.


Before opening the tailgate check

overhead obstructions, such as a

garage door, to avoid damage to

the tailgate. Always check the

moving area above and behind the



The installation of certain heavy

accessories onto the tailgate may

affect its ability to remain open.



Keys, doors and windows

Vehicle security

Anti-theft locking system

9 Warning

Do not use the system if there are

people in the vehicle! The doors

cannot be unlocked from the


The system deadlocks all the doors.

All doors must be closed otherwise

the system cannot be activated.
If the ignition was on, the driver's door

must be opened and closed once so

that the vehicle can be secured.
Unlocking the vehicle disables the

mechanical anti-theft locking system.

This is not possible with the central

locking button.


Press e on the radio remote control

twice within 10 seconds.

Anti-theft alarm system

The anti-theft alarm system

incorporates and is operated in

conjunction with the anti-theft locking

It monitors:

● doors, tailgate, bonnet
● ignition

Unlocking the vehicle deactivates

both systems simultaneously.

Status LED

Status LED is integrated in the central

locking button.
Status during the first 10 seconds of

anti-theft alarm system activation:
LED illuminates : test, arming delay

LED flashes


: doors, tailgate or

bonnet not

completely closed,

or system fault

Status after system is armed:
LED flashes


: system is armed

Seek the assistance of a workshop in

the event of faults.


Keys, doors and windows



When triggered, the alarm horn

sounds and the hazard warning lights

flash simultaneously. The number

and duration of alarm signals are

stipulated by legislation.
The alarm can be silenced by

pressing any button of the radio

remote control or by switching on the

The anti-theft alarm system can be

deactivated only by pressing c or by

switching on the ignition.
A triggered alarm, which has not been

interrupted by the driver, will be

indicated by a warning message or a

warning code in the Driver

Information Centre after switching on

the ignition.
Vehicle messages 3 106.


The system is part of the ignition

switch and checks whether the

vehicle is allowed to be started with

the key being used.

The immobiliser is activated

automatically after the key has been

removed from the ignition switch.
If control indicator d flashes when the

ignition is on, there is a fault in the

system; the engine cannot be started.

Switch off the ignition and then repeat

the start attempt.
If control indicator d continues

flashing, attempt to start the engine

using the spare key and seek the

assistance of a workshop.


The immobiliser does not lock the

doors. You should always lock the

vehicle after leaving it and switch on

the anti-theft alarm system 3 22,



Control indicator d 3 99.

Exterior mirrors

Convex shape

The convex exterior mirror contains

an aspherical area and reduces blind

spots. The shape of the mirror makes

objects appear smaller, which will

affect the ability to estimate


Electric adjustment

Select the relevant exterior mirror by

turning the control to left (L) or right

(R). Then swivel the control to adjust

the mirror.



Keys, doors and windows

In position 0 no mirror is selected.

Folding mirrors

For pedestrian safety, the exterior

mirrors will swing out of their normal

mounting position if they are struck

with sufficient force. Reposition the

mirror by applying slight pressure to

the mirror housing.

Heated mirrors

Operated by pressing Ü.
Heating works with the engine

running and is switched off

automatically after a short time.

Interior mirrors

Manual anti-dazzle

To reduce dazzle, adjust the lever on

the underside of the mirror housing.


Keys, doors and windows


Automatic anti-dazzle

Dazzle from following vehicles at

night is automatically reduced.



Heat-reflecting windscreen

The heat-reflecting windscreen has a

coating which reflects solar radiation.

Also data signals, e.g. from toll

stations, might be reflected.

The marked areas on the windscreen

are not covered with the coating.

Devices for electronic data recording

and fee payment must be attached in

these areas. Otherwise data

recording malfunctions may occur.

Windscreen stickers

Do not attach stickers such as toll

road stickers or similar on the

windscreen in the area of the interior

mirror. Otherwise the detection zone

of the sensor and the view area of the

camera in the mirror housing could be


Manual windows

The door windows can be opened or

closed with the window cranks.

Power windows

9 Warning

Take care when operating the

power windows. Risk of injury,

particularly to children.
If there are children on the rear

seats, switch on the child safety

system for the power windows.
Keep a close watch on the

windows when closing them.

Ensure that nothing becomes

trapped in them as they move.



Keys, doors and windows

Power windows can be operated:

● with ignition on
● within ten minutes of switching

ignition off

● within five minutes of opening or

closing a door

After switching off the ignition,

window operation is disabled as soon

as the vehicle is locked with the radio

remote control.

Operate the switch for the respective

window by pushing to open or pulling

to close.

Pushing or pulling gently to the first

detent: window moves up or down as

long as switch is operated.
Pushing or pulling firmly to the second

detent and then releasing: window

moves up or down automatically with

safety function enabled. To stop

movement, operate the switch once

more in the same direction.

Safety function

If the window glass encounters

resistance above the middle of the

window during automatic closing, it is

immediately stopped and opened


Override safety function

In the event of closing difficulties due

to frost or the like, switch on the

ignition, then pull the switch to the first

detent and hold. The window moves

up without safety function enabled.

To stop movement, release the


Child safety system for rear


Press z to deactivate rear door

power windows, the LED illuminates.

To activate, press z again.

Operating windows from outside

The windows can be operated

remotely from outside the vehicle.


Keys, doors and windows


Press and hold c to open windows.
Press and hold e to close windows.
Release button to stop window



If the windows are repeatedly

operated within short intervals, the

window operation is disabled for

some time.

Initialising the power windows

If the windows cannot be closed

automatically (e.g. after

disconnecting the vehicle battery), a

warning message or a warning code

is displayed in the Driver Information

Vehicle messages 3 106.
Activate the window electronics as


1. Close doors.
2. Switch on ignition.
3. Pull switch until the window is

closed and keep pulling for

additional two seconds.

4. Repeat for each window.

Heated rear window

Operated by pressing Ü.

Heating works with the engine

running and is switched off

automatically after a short time.
Depending on the engine type, the

heated rear window comes on

automatically when the diesel particle

filter is being cleaned.

Sun visors

The sun visors can be folded down or

swivelled to the side to prevent

If the sun visors have integral mirrors,

the mirror covers should be closed

when driving.
A ticket holder is located on the back

of the sun visor.



Keys, doors and windows



Do not affix any stickers to the roof.

Do not cover the vehicle using a



The sunblind is electrically operated.

Press G or H gently to the first

detent: the sunblind is opened or

closed as long as the switch is


Press G or H firmly to the second

detent and then release: the sunblind

is opened or closed automatically. To

stop movement, operate the switch

once more.

Safety function

If the sunblind encounters resistance

during automatic closing, it is

immediately stopped and opened


Function standby

In ignition switch position 1 the

sunblind is operable 3 140.

Initialising after a power failure

After a power failure, it may only be

possible to operate the sunblind to a

limited extent. Have the system

initialised by your workshop.


Seats, restraints


Seats, restraints

Head restraints ............................ 35

Active head restraints ................ 36

Front seats ................................... 37

Seat position .............................. 37

Seat adjustment ........................ 38

Armrest ...................................... 40

Heating ...................................... 41

Rear seats ................................... 42

Armrest ...................................... 43

Seat belts ..................................... 45

Three-point seat belt ................. 46

Airbag system .............................. 49

Front airbag system ................... 52

Side airbag system .................... 52

Curtain airbag system ............... 53

Airbag deactivation .................... 53

Child restraints ............................. 55

Child restraint systems .............. 55

Child restraint installation

locations ................................... 57

ISOFIX child restraint systems . . 60

Top-tether fastening eyes .......... 60

Head restraints


9 Warning

Only drive with the head restraint

set to the proper position.

The upper edge of the head restraint

should be at upper head level. If this

is not possible for extremely tall

people, set to highest position, and

set to lowest position for small people.


Head restraints on front seats

Height adjustment

Press release button, adjust height

and engage.



Seats, restraints

Horizontal adjustment

To adjust horizontally, pull the head

restraint forwards. It engages in

several positions.
To return to its rearmost position, pull

fully forwards and release.

Head restraints on rear seats

Height adjustment

Pull the head restraint upwards or

press catch to release and push the

head restraint downwards.

Active head restraints

In the event of a rear-end impact, the

front parts of the active head

restraints are moved slightly

forwards. Thus the head is supported

so that the risk of whiplash injury is



Approved accessories may only be

attached if the seat is not in use.


Seats, restraints


Front seats

Seat position

9 Warning

Only drive with the seat correctly


9 Danger

Do not sit nearer than 25 cm from

the steering wheel, to permit safe

airbag deployment.

9 Warning

Never adjust seats while driving as

they could move uncontrollably.

● Sit with buttocks as far back

against the backrest as possible.

Adjust the distance between the

seat and the pedals so that legs

are slightly angled when fully

pressing the pedals. Slide the

front passenger seat as far back

as possible.

● Set seat height high enough to

have a clear field of vision on all

sides and of all display

instruments. There should be at

least one hand of clearance

between head and the roof

frame. Your thighs should rest

lightly on the seat without

pressing into it.

● Sit with shoulders as far back

against the backrest as possible.

Set the backrest rake so that it is

possible to easily reach the

steering wheel with arms slightly

bent. Maintain contact between

shoulders and the backrest when

turning the steering wheel. Do

not angle the backrest too far

back. We recommend a

maximum rake of approx. 25°.

● Adjust seat and steering wheel in

a way that the wrist rests on top

of the steering wheel while the

arm is fully extended and

shoulders on the backrest.

● Adjust the steering wheel 3 82.
● Adjust the head restraint 3 35.
● Adjust the height of the seat belt



● Adjust the thigh support so that

there is a space approx. two

fingers wide between the edge of

the seat and the hollow of the


● Adjust the lumbar support so that

it supports the natural shape of

the spine.









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