Opel Astra GTC (2018 year). Manual - part 3

 

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Opel Astra GTC (2018 year). Manual - part 3

 

 

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Keys, doors and windows

Glass panel

Panorama roof

Turn the handle and move the roof

cover to a suitable position.
The roof cover engages in position

after releasing the handle.

Note

Close the sun visors before sliding

the roof lining.

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Seats, restraints

Head restraints ............................ 39

Active head restraints ................ 40

Front seats ................................... 41

Seat position .............................. 41

Manual seat adjustment ............ 42

Seat folding ............................... 44

Power seat adjustment .............. 45

Armrest ...................................... 47

Heating ...................................... 47

Rear seats ................................... 48

Armrest ...................................... 48

Seat belts ..................................... 48

Three-point seat belt ................. 49

Airbag system .............................. 51

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

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

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

Airbag deactivation .................... 54

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

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

Child restraint installation

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

Head restraints

Position

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.

Adjustment

Head restraints on front seats

Height adjustment

Press release button, adjust height,

engage.

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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 the catch to release and push

the head restraint downwards.

Removal

Press both catches, pull the head

restraint upwards and remove.

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

reduced.

Note

Approved accessories may only be

attached if the seat is not in use.

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Front seats

Seat position

9 Warning

Only drive with the seat correctly

adjusted.

9 Warning

Never adjust seats while driving as

they could move uncontrollably.

9 Danger

Do not sit closer than 25 cm to the

steering wheel, to permit safe

airbag deployment.

9 Warning

Never store any objects under the

seats.

● 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 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 73.
● Adjust the head restraint 3 39.
● Adjust the height of the seat belt

3

 49.

● 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

knee.

● Adjust the lumbar support so that

it supports the natural shape of

the spine.

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Seats, restraints

Manual seat adjustment

Drive only with engaged seats and

backrests.

Longitudinal adjustment

Pull handle, slide seat, release

handle. Try to move the seat back and

forth to ensure that the seat is locked

in place.

Backrest inclination

Pull lever, adjust inclination and

release lever. Allow the backrest to

engage audibly.

Seat height

Lever pumping motion
up

: seat higher

down : seat lower

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Seat inclination

Lever pumping motion
up

: front end higher

down : front end lower

Lumbar support

Adjust lumbar support using the four-

way switch to suit personal

requirements.
Moving support up and down: push

switch up or down.
Increasing and decreasing support:

push switch forwards or backwards.

Adjustable thigh support

Pull the lever and slide the thigh

support.

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Seats, restraints

Side bolster, OPC version

Adjust seat width and backrest width

using the switches to suit personal

requirements.
Operate front rocker switch to change

seat width.
Operate rear rocker switch to change

backrest width.

Seat folding

Caution

When seat height is in highest

position, push head restraints

down and lift up sun visors before

folding backrest forwards.

Seat folding on manual operated

seats

Lift release lever and fold backrest

forwards, then slide seat forwards to

the stop.

To restore, slide the seat backwards

to the stop. Lift backrest to upright

position without operating any lever.

Ensure backrest engages.

9 Warning

When folding up, ensure that the

seat is securely locked in position

before driving. Failure to do so

may result in personal injury in the

event of hard braking or collision.

The memory function allows the seat

to engage in its original position.
Do not operate backrest inclination

lever while backrest is tilted forward.
Vehicles with panorama roof: to tilt

backrest forward, push head

restraints down and lift up sun visors.

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The illustration shows the release

lever on OPC seat.

9 Warning

To avoid injury, move the backrest

to an upright position before

folding.

Seat folding on power seats

Lift release lever and fold backrest

forwards. The seat slides

automatically forwards to the stop.
To restore, lift backrest to upright

position and engage. The seat slides

automatically backwards to the

original position.
In case the head restraint of the

folded backrest is blocked by the

upper windscreen frame, allow the

seat to move backwards slightly

before lifting up the backrest 3 45.

Safety function

If the power seat encounters

resistance while sliding forward or

rearward, it is immediately stopped

and moved back.

Overload

If the folding function is electrically

overloaded, the power supply is

automatically cut-off for a short time.

Power seat adjustment

9 Warning

Care must be taken when

operating the power seats. There

is a risk of injury, particularly for

children. Objects could become

trapped.
Keep a close watch on the seats

when adjusting them. Vehicle

passengers should be informed

accordingly.

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Seats, restraints

Seat lengthwise position

Move switch forwards/backwards.

Seat height

Move switch upwards/downwards.

Seat inclination

Move front of switch upwards/

downwards.

Seat backrests

Turn switch forwards/backwards.

Lumbar support

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Adjust lumbar support using the

four-way switch to suit personal

requirements.
Moving support up and down: push

switch up or down.
Increasing and decreasing support:

push switch forwards or backwards.

Adjustable thigh support

Pull the lever and slide the thigh

support.

Overload

If the seat setting is electrically

overloaded, the power supply is

automatically cut-off for a short time.

Armrest

The armrest can be slid forwards by

10 cm. Under the armrest there is a

storage compartment.
Armrest storage 3 62.

Heating

Adjust heating to the desired setting

by pressing ß for the respective seat

one or more times. The control

indicator in the button indicates the

setting.
Prolonged use of the highest setting

for people with sensitive skin is not

recommended.
Seat heating is operational when

engine is running and during an

Autostop.
Stop-start system 3 142.

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Seats, restraints

Rear seats

Armrest

Fold armrest down. The armrest

contains cupholders and a storage

box.

Seat belts

The seat belts are locked during hard

acceleration or deceleration of the

vehicle, holding the occupants in the

seat position. Therefore the risk of

injury is considerably reduced.

9 Warning

Fasten seat belt before each trip.
In the event of an accident, people

not wearing seat belts endanger

their fellow occupants and

themselves.

Seat belts are designed to be used by

only one person at a time. Child

restraint system 3 55.
Periodically check all parts of the belt

system for damage, soiling and

proper functionality.
Have damaged components

replaced. After an accident, have the

belts and triggered belt pretensioners

replaced by a workshop.

9 Warning

The openings in the backrests of

the OPC seats are not designed to

mount or carry through any kind of

additional seat belts.

Note

Make sure that the belts are not

damaged by shoes or sharp-edged

objects or trapped. Prevent dirt from

getting into the belt retractors.

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Seat belt reminder

Front seats are equipped with a seat

belt reminder, indicated for driver seat

by control indicator X in the

tachometer 3 87 and for passenger

seat by the control indicators in the

centre console 3 84.

Belt force limiters

On the front seats, stress on the body

is reduced by the gradual release of

the belt during a collision.

Belt pretensioners

In the event of a head-on or rear-end

collision of a certain severity, the front

seat belts are tightened.

9 Warning

Incorrect handling (e.g. removal or

fitting of belts) can trigger the belt

pretensioners.

Deployment of the belt pretensioners

is indicated by continuous illumination

of control indicator v 3 87.

Triggered belt pretensioners must be

replaced by a workshop. Belt

pretensioners can only be triggered

once.

Note

Do not affix or install accessories or

other objects that may interfere with

the operation of the belt

pretensioners. Do not make any

modifications to belt pretensioner

components as this will invalidate

the operating permit of your vehicle.

Three-point seat belt

Fasten

Withdraw the belt from the retractor,

guide it untwisted across the body

and insert the latch plate into the

buckle. Tighten the lap belt regularly

whilst driving by pulling the shoulder

belt.

Loose or bulky clothing prevents the

belt from fitting snugly. Do not place

objects such as handbags or mobile

phones between the belt and your

body.

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Seats, restraints

9 Warning

The belt must not rest against hard

or fragile objects in the pockets of

your clothing.

Seat belt reminder X 3 87.

Height adjustment

1. Pull belt out slightly.
2. Shift the height adjuster upwards

or press button to disengage and

push the height adjuster

downwards.

Adjust the height so that the belt lies

across the shoulder. It must not lie

across the throat or upper arm.
Do not adjust while driving.

Unfasten

To release belt, press red button on

belt buckle.

Seat belts on the rear seats

The seat belt for the rear centre seat

can only be withdrawn from the

retractor if the backrest is engaged in

upright position.

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Using the seat belt while pregnant

9 Warning

The lap belt must be positioned as

low as possible across the pelvis

to prevent pressure on the

abdomen.

Airbag system

The airbag system consists of a

number of individual systems

depending on the scope of

equipment.
When triggered, the airbags inflate

within milliseconds. They also deflate

so quickly that it is often unnoticeable

during the collision.

9 Warning

The airbag system deploys in an

explosive manner, repairs must be

performed by skilled personnel

only.

9 Warning

Adding accessories that change

the vehicle's frame, bumper

system, height, front end or side

sheet metal, may keep the airbag

system from working properly. The

operation of the airbag system can

also be affected by changing any

parts of the front seats, seat belts,

airbag sensing and diagnostic

module, steering wheel,

instrument panel, inner door seals

including the speakers, any of the

airbag modules, ceiling or pillar

trim, front sensors, side impact

sensors or airbag wiring.

Note

The airbag systems and belt

pretensioner control electronics are

located in the centre console area.

Do not put any magnetic objects in

this area.
Do not affix any objects onto the

airbag covers and do not cover them

with other materials. Have damaged

covers replaced by a workshop.
Each airbag is triggered only once.

Have deployed airbags replaced by

a workshop. Furthermore, it may be

necessary to have the steering

wheel, the instrument panel, parts of

the panelling, the door seals,

handles and the seats replaced.

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Seats, restraints

Do not make any modifications to

the airbag system as this will

invalidate the vehicle operating

permit.

Control indicator v for airbag systems

3

 87.

Front airbag system

The front airbag system consists of

one airbag in the steering wheel and

one in the instrument panel on the

front passenger side. These can be

identified by the word AIRBAG.

Additionally, there is a warning label

on the side of the instrument panel,

visible when the front passenger door

is open, or on the front passenger sun

visor.
The front airbag system is triggered in

the event of a front-end impact of a

certain severity. The ignition must be

switched on.

The inflated airbags cushion the

impact, thereby reducing the risk of

injury to the upper body and head of

the front seat occupants

considerably.

9

Warning

Optimum protection is only

provided when the seat is in the

proper position.
Seat position 3 41.
Keep the area in which the airbag

inflates clear of obstructions.
Fit the seat belt correctly and

engage securely. Only then is the

airbag able to protect.

Side airbag system

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The side airbag system consists of an

airbag in each front seat backrest.

This can be identified by the word

AIRBAG.
The side airbag system is triggered in

the event of a side impact of a certain

severity. The ignition must be

switched on.

The inflated airbags cushion the

impact, thereby reducing the risk of

injury to the upper body and pelvis in

the event of a side-on collision

considerably.

9 Warning

Keep the area in which the airbag

inflates clear of obstructions.

Note

Only use protective seat covers that

have been approved for the vehicle.

Be careful not to cover the airbags.

Curtain airbag system

The curtain airbag system consists of

an airbag in the roof frame on each

side. This can be identified by the

word AIRBAG on the roof pillars.
The curtain airbag system is triggered

in the event of a side-on impact of a

certain severity. The ignition must be

switched on.

The inflated airbags cushion the

impact, thereby reducing the risk of

injury to the head in the event of a

side-on impact considerably.

9 Warning

Keep the area in which the airbag

inflates clear of obstructions.
The hooks on the handles in the

roof frame are only suitable for

hanging up light articles of

clothing, without coat hangers. Do

not keep any items in these

clothes.

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