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Opel Meriva (2017 year). Manual - part 8

 

 

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Instruments and controls

Smartphone app

With the myOpel smartphone app,

some vehicle functions can be

operated remotely.
The following functions are available:

● Honk horn or flash lights.
● Check fuel level and engine oil

life.

● Send navigation destination to

the vehicle, if equipped with a

built-in navigation system.

● Locate vehicle on a map.
● Manage Wi-Fi settings.

To operate these functions, download

the app from Apple's App Store or

Google Play Store.

Remote control

If desired, use any phone to call an

advisor, who can remotely operate

specific vehicle functions. Find the

respective OnStar phone number on

our country-specific website.
The following functions are available:

● Provide information on the

vehicle location.

● Honk horn or flash lights.

Stolen vehicle assistance

If the vehicle is stolen, report the theft

to the authorities and request OnStar

stolen vehicle assistance. Use any

phone to call an advisor. Find the

respective OnStar phone number on

our country-specific website.
OnStar can provide support in

locating and recovering the vehicle.
Theft alert

When the anti-theft alarm system is

triggered, a notification is sent to

OnStar. You are then informed about

this event by text message or email.

On-demand diagnostics

At any time e.g. if the vehicle displays

a vehicle message, press Z to

contact an advisor and ask to

complete a real-time diagnostic check

to directly determine the issue.

Depending on the results, the advisor

will provide further support.

Diagnostic report

The vehicle automatically transmits

diagnostic data to OnStar which

sends a monthly email report to you

and your preferred workshop.

Note

The workshop notification function

can be disabled in your account.

The report contains the status of key

operating systems of the vehicle like

engine, transmission, airbags, ABS,

and other major systems. It also

provides information on possible

maintenance items.
To look at the information in greater

detail, select the link within the email

and log in to your account.

Destination download

A desired destination can be directly

downloaded to the navigation system.
Press Z to call an advisor and

describe the destination or point of

interest.
The advisor can look up any address

or point of interest and directly send

the destination to the built-in

navigation system.

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OnStar settings

OnStar PIN

To have full access to all OnStar

services, a four-digit PIN is required.

The PIN has to be personalised when

first talking to an advisor.
To change the PIN, press Z to call an

advisor.

Account data

An OnStar subscriber has an account

where all the data is stored. To

request a change of the account

information, press Z and talk to an

advisor or log in to your account.
If the OnStar service is used on

another vehicle, press Z and request

that the account be transferred to the

new vehicle.

Note

In any case, if the vehicle is disposed

of, sold or otherwise transferred,

immediately inform OnStar about

the changes and terminate the

OnStar service on this vehicle.

Vehicle location

The vehicle location is transmitted to

OnStar when service is requested or

triggered. A message on the Info-

Display informs about this

transmission.
To activate or deactivate the

transmission of the vehicle location,

press and hold j until an audio

message is heard.
The deactivation is indicated by the

status light flashing red and green for

a short period of time and each time

the vehicle is started.

Note

If the transmission of the vehicle

location is deactivated, some

services are no longer available.
Note

The vehicle location always remains

accessible to OnStar in the case of

an emergency.

Find the privacy policy in your

account.

Software updates

OnStar may remotely carry out

software updates without further

notice or consent. These updates are

to enhance or maintain safety and

security or the operation of the

vehicle.
These updates may concern privacy

issues. Find the privacy policy in your

account.

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Lighting

Lighting

Exterior lighting .......................... 120

Light switch .............................. 120

Automatic light control ............. 121

High beam ............................... 122

Headlight flash ......................... 122

Headlight range adjustment .... 122

Headlights when driving

abroad .................................... 122

Daytime running lights ............. 123

Adaptive forward lighting ......... 123

Hazard warning flashers .......... 124

Turn and lane-change signals . 124

Front fog lights ......................... 124

Rear fog lights ......................... 125

Parking lights ........................... 125

Reversing lights ....................... 125

Misted light covers ................... 125

Interior lighting ........................... 126

Instrument panel illumination

control ..................................... 126

Interior lights ............................ 126

Reading lights .......................... 127

Sunvisor lights ......................... 127

Lighting features ........................ 127

Centre console lighting ............ 127

Entry lighting ............................ 127

Exit lighting .............................. 127

Battery discharge protection .... 128

Exterior lighting

Light switch

Turn light switch:
7

: lights off

8

: sidelights

9

: low beam

Control indicator 8 3 99.

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Light switch with Automatic light

control

Turn light switch:
AUTO : automatic light control:

Exterior lighting is switched

on and off automatically

depending on external

lighting conditions

m

: activation or deactivation of

the automatic light control.

Switch turns back to AUTO

8

: sidelights

9

: low beam

In the Driver Information Centre with

Uplevel-Display or

Uplevel-Combi-Display, the current

status of the automatic light control is

displayed.
When switching on the ignition,

automatic light control is active.
When low beam is on, 8 illuminates.

Control indicator 8 3 99.

Tail lights

Tail lights are illuminated together

with low beam and sidelights.

Automatic light control

When the automatic light control

function is switched on and the

engine is running, the system

switches between daytime running

light and low beam depending on the

lighting conditions.
Daytime running light 3 123.

Automatic low beam activation

During poor lighting conditions the

low beam is switched on.

Tunnel detection

When a tunnel is entered the low

beam is switched on.
Adaptive forward lighting 3 123.

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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: turn

thumb wheel ? to required position.
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

Headlights when driving

abroad

The asymmetrical headlight beam

extends visibility at the edge of the

road on the front passenger side.
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 without Adaptive

Forward Lighting

Turn the adjusting screws clockwise

using the screwdriver for half a turn.

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Lighting

123

The adjusting screws are located at

the headlights above the low beam

caps 3 180.
For deactivation, turn the adjusting

screws anticlockwise for half a turn.

Caution

Have the adjustment of the

headlights checked after

deactivation.
We recommend consulting a

workshop.

Vehicles with Adaptive Forward

Lighting

1. Key in ignition switch.
2. Pull turn signal lever and hold

(headlight flash).

3. Switch on ignition.
4. After approx. five seconds the

control indicator f starts flashing

and an acoustic signal sounds.

Control indicator f 3 100.
Every time the ignition is switched on,

control indicator f flashes as a

reminder for approx. four seconds.
For deactivation, operate the same

procedure as described above.

Control indicator f will not flash when

function is deactivated.

Daytime running lights

Daytime running light increases

visibility of the vehicle during daylight.
They are switched on automatically

when ignition is on.

Adaptive forward lighting

Adaptive forward lighting ensures

better illumination of bends, crossings

and narrow bends.

Dynamic curve lighting

The light beam pivots based on

steering wheel angle and speed,

improving lighting in curves.

Corner lighting

On tight bends or when turning off,

depending on the steering angle or

the indicator light signal, an additional

left or right reflector is switched on

which illuminates the road in the

direction of travel. It is activated up to

a speed of 40 km/h.

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Lighting

Reversing function

If the low beam is on and reverse gear

is engaged, both corner lights are

switched on. They remain illuminated

for 20 seconds after disengaging

reverse gear or until driving faster

than 17 km/h in a forward gear.

Hazard warning flashers

Operated by pressing ¨.
In the event of an accident with airbag

deployment the hazard warning

flashers are activated automatically.

Turn and lane-change

signals

lever up

: right turn signal

lever down : left turn signal
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.

With a trailer connected, turn signal

flashes six times and tone frequency

changes when pressing the lever until

resistance is felt and then releasing.
Move the lever to the resistance point

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

moving the lever to its original

position.

Front fog lights

Operated by pressing >.
Light switch in position AUTO:

switching on front fog lights will switch

the low beam on automatically.

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Rear fog lights

Operated by pressing r.
Light switch in position AUTO:

switching on rear fog light will switch

the low beam on automatically.
Light switch in position 8: rear fog

light can only be switched on with

front fog lights.
The vehicle rear fog light is

deactivated when towing.

Parking lights

When the vehicle is parked, the

parking lights on one side can be

activated:

1. Switch off ignition.
2. Move turn signal lever all the way

up (right parking lights) or down

(left parking lights).

Confirmed by a signal and the

corresponding turn signal control

indicator.

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 housing 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

exterior lights.

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Lighting

Interior lighting

Instrument panel

illumination control

Brightness of the following lights can

be adjusted when the exterior lights

are on:

● instrument panel illumination
● Info-Display
● illuminated switches and

operation elements

Turn thumb wheel A until the required

brightness is obtained.

On vehicles with light sensor the

brightness can only be adjusted when

the exterior lights are on and the light

sensor detects night conditions.

Interior lights

During entry and exit of the vehicle,

the front and rear courtesy lights

automatically switch on and then off

after a delay.

Note

In the event of an accident with

airbag deployment the courtesy

lights are turned on automatically.

Front courtesy light

Operate rocker switch:
w

: automatic switching on

and off

press u : on

press v : off

Rear courtesy lights

Illuminate in conjunction with the front

courtesy light depending on rocker

switch position.

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Reading lights

Operated by pressing s and t in

front and rear courtesy lights.

Sunvisor lights

Illuminate when the cover is opened.

Lighting features

Centre console lighting

Spotlight incorporated in the interior

lighting comes on when the low beam

is switched on.

Entry lighting

Welcome lighting

The following lights are switched on

for a short time by unlocking the

vehicle with the radio remote control:

● exterior lights
● instrument panel light
● interior lights

Some functions work only in the dark

and help with locating the vehicle.
The lighting switches off immediately

when the ignition key is turned to

position 1 3 140.
Activation or deactivation of this

function can be changed in the

Settings menu in the Info-Display.

Vehicle personalisation 3 112.

The settings can be saved for the key

being used 3 22.
The following lights will additionally

switch on when the driver's door is

opened:

● illumination of some switches
● Driver Information Centre

Exit lighting

The following lights illuminate if the

key is removed from the ignition

switch:

● interior lights
● instrument panel light (only when

it is dark)

They will switch off automatically after

a delay. Both lights will be activated

again if the driver's door is opened.

Path lighting

The exterior lights illuminate the

surrounding area for an adjustable

time after leaving the vehicle.

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Lighting

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 2 minutes.
Exit lighting is switched off

immediately if the turn signal lever is

pulled while the driver's door is open.
Activation, deactivation and duration

of this function can be changed in the

Settings menu in the Info-Display.

Vehicle personalisation 3 112.

The settings can be saved for the key

being used 3 22.

Battery discharge protection

Switching off electric lights

To prevent discharge of the vehicle

battery when the ignition is switched

off, some interior lights are switched

off automatically after some time.

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Climate control

129

Climate control

Climate control systems ............. 129

Heating and ventilation system 129

Air conditioning system ........... 130

Electronic climate control

system .................................... 132

Auxiliary heater ........................ 136

Air vents ..................................... 136

Adjustable air vents ................. 136

Fixed air vents ......................... 137

Maintenance .............................. 137

Air intake ................................. 137

Pollen filter ............................... 137

Air conditioning regular

operation ................................ 137

Service .................................... 137

Climate control systems

Heating and ventilation

system

Controls for:

● temperature
● air distribution
● fan speed
● demisting and defrosting

Heated rear window Ü 3 33.

Temperature

red : warm

blue : cold

Heating will not be fully effective until

the engine has reached normal

operating temperature.

Air distribution

s

: to windscreen and front door

windows

M

: to head area via adjustable air

vents

K

: to foot well and windscreen

All combinations are possible.

Fan speed

Adjust the air flow by switching the fan

to the desired speed.

Demisting and defrosting

● Press V: fan automatically

switches to higher speed, the air

distribution is directed towards

the windscreen.

● Set temperature control to

warmest level.

● Switch on heated rear window Ü.
● Open side air vents as required

and direct them towards the door

windows.

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Climate control

Note

If the settings for demisting and

defrosting are selected, an Autostop

will be inhibited.
If the settings for demisting and

defrosting are selected while the

engine is in an Autostop, the engine

will restart automatically.

Stop-start system 3 142.

Air conditioning system

In addition to the heating and

ventilation system, the air

conditioning system has controls for:
n

: cooling

4

: air recirculation

Heated seats ß 3 41, Heated

steering wheel * 3 82.

Cooling n

Press n to switch on cooling.

Activation is indicated by the LED in

the button. Cooling is only functional

when the engine is running and

climate control fan is switched on.
Press n again to switch off cooling.

The air conditioning system cools and

dehumidifies (dries) as soon as the

outside temperature is slightly above

the freezing point. Therefore

condensation may form and drip from

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

switch off the cooling system for fuel

saving reasons. Activated cooling

might inhibit Autostops.
Stop-start system 3 142.

Air recirculation system 4

Press 4 to activate air recirculation

mode. Activation is indicated by the

LED in the button.

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131

Press 4 again to deactivate

recirculation mode.

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 from inside.

The quality of the passenger

compartment air deteriorates,

which may cause the vehicle

occupants to feel drowsy.

In warm and very humid ambient air

conditions, the windscreen might mist

up from outside, when cold air is

directed to it. If windscreen mists up

from outside, activate windscreen

wiper and deactivate s.

Maximum cooling

Briefly open the windows so that hot

air can disperse quickly.

● Switch on cooling n.
● Switch on air recirculation system

4

.

● Press air distribution switch M.
● Set temperature control to

coldest level.

● Set fan speed to highest level.
● Open all air vents.

Demisting and defrosting the

windows V

● Press V: fan automatically

switches to higher speed, the air

distribution is directed towards

the windscreen.

● Set temperature control to

warmest level.

● Switch on heated rear window Ü.
● Open side air vents as required

and direct them towards the door

windows.

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Climate control

Note

If V is pressed while the engine is

running, an Autostop will be inhibited

until V is pressed again.
If V is pressed while the engine is

in an Autostop, the engine will restart

automatically.

Stop-start system 3 142.

Electronic climate control

system

The dual zone climate control allows

different climatisation temperatures

for driver and front passenger side.
In Automatic mode temperature, fan

speed and air distribution are

regulated automatically.

Controls for:

● temperature on driver side
● air distribution
● fan speed
● temperature on front passenger

side

n

: cooling

AUTO : automatic mode

4

: manual air recirculation

V

: demisting and defrosting

Heated rear window Ü 3 33, Heated

seats ß 3 41, Heated steering wheel

*

 3 82.

Climate control settings are shown on

the Graphic-Info-Display, or

depending on the version, on Colour-

Info-Display. Setting modifications

are briefly popped-up in both

displays, superimposed over the

currently displayed menu.
The electronic climate control system

is only fully operational when the

engine is running.

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Automatic mode AUTO

Basic setting for maximum comfort:

● Press AUTO, the air distribution

and fan speed are regulated

automatically.

● Open all air vents to allow

optimised air distribution in

automatic mode.

● Press n to switch on optimal

cooling and demisting. Activation

is indicated by the LED in the

button.

● Set the preselected

temperatures for driver and front

passenger using the left and right

rotary knob. Recommended

temperature is 22 °C.

The fan speed regulation in automatic

mode can be changed in the menu

Settings.
Vehicle personalisation 3 112.

Temperature preselection

Temperatures can be set to the

desired value.

If the minimum temperature Lo is set,

the climate control system runs at

maximum cooling, if cooling n is

switched on.
If the maximum temperature Hi is set,

the climate control system runs at

maximum heating.

Note

If n is switched on, reducing the set

cabin temperature can cause the

engine to restart from an Autostop or

inhibit an Autostop.

Stop-start system 3 142.

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