Opel Astra GTC (2018 year). Manual - part 5

 

  Index      Opel     Opel Astra GTC (2018 year) - manual in english

 

Search            copyright infringement  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Content      ..     3      4      5      6     ..

 

 

Opel Astra GTC (2018 year). Manual - part 5

 

 

70

Storage

4-door notchback

Stow the first aid kit in the space

behind the mesh net on the right side

of the load compartment.

Roof rack system

Roof rack

For safety reasons and to avoid

damage to the roof, the vehicle

approved roof rack system is

recommended. For further

information contact your workshop.
Follow the installation instructions

and remove the roof rack when not in

use.

Mounting roof rack

Detach the cover from each mounting

point by using a coin.

Loading information

● Heavy objects in the load

compartment should be placed

against the seat backrests.

Ensure that the backrests are

securely engaged. If objects can

be stacked, heavier objects

should be placed at the bottom.

● Secure objects with lashing

straps attached to the lashing

eyes 3 68. Attach the height

adjustable cover in the lowest

position (1) 3 67.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Storage

71

● Use the four hooks on the

sidewalls of the load

compartment for hanging up

carrier bags. Maximum load:

5 kg per hook.

● Secure loose objects in the load

compartment to prevent them

from sliding.

● When transporting objects in the

load compartment, the backrests

of the rear seats must not be

angled forward.

● Do not allow the load to protrude

above the upper edge of the

backrests.

● Do not place any objects on the

load compartment cover or the

instrument panel, and do not

cover the sensor on top of the

instrument panel.

● The load must not obstruct the

operation of the pedals, parking

brake and selector lever, or

hinder the freedom of movement

of the driver. Do not place any

unsecured objects in the interior.

● Do not drive with an open load

compartment.

9

Warning

Always make sure that the load in

the vehicle is securely stowed.

Otherwise objects can be thrown

around inside the vehicle and

cause personal injury or damage

to the load or car.

● The payload is the difference

between the permitted gross

vehicle weight (see identification

plate 3 257) and the EC kerb

weight.
To calculate the payload, enter

the data for your vehicle in the

weights table at the front of this

manual.
The EC kerb weight includes

weights for the driver (68 kg),

luggage (7 kg) and all fluids (fuel

tank 90% full).
Optional equipment and

accessories increase the kerb

weight.

● Driving with a roof load increases

the sensitivity of the vehicle to

cross-winds and has a

detrimental effect on vehicle

handling due to the vehicle's

higher centre of gravity.

Distribute the load evenly and

secure it properly with retaining

straps. Adjust the tyre pressure

and vehicle speed according to

the load conditions. Check and

retighten the straps frequently.
Do not drive faster than

120 km/h.
The permissible roof load is

75 kg. The roof load is the

combined weight of the roof rack

and the load.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

72

Instruments and controls

Instruments and

controls

Controls ....................................... 73

Steering wheel adjustment ........ 73

Steering wheel controls ............. 73

Heated steering wheel ............... 73

Horn ........................................... 74

Windscreen wiper/washer ......... 74

Rear window wiper/washer ....... 76

Outside temperature .................. 76

Clock ......................................... 77

Power outlets ............................. 78

Cigarette lighter ......................... 79

Ashtrays .................................... 79

Warning lights, gauges and indi‐

cators ........................................... 80

Instrument cluster ...................... 80

Speedometer ............................. 80

Odometer .................................. 80

Trip odometer ............................ 80

Tachometer ............................... 80

Fuel gauge ................................ 81

Fuel selector .............................. 81

Engine coolant temperature

gauge ....................................... 83

Service display .......................... 83

Control indicators ...................... 84

Turn signal ................................. 87

Seat belt reminder ..................... 87

Airbag and belt tensioners ......... 87

Airbag deactivation .................... 87

Charging system ....................... 88

Malfunction indicator light .......... 88

Service vehicle soon ................. 88

Brake and clutch system ........... 88

Operate pedal ............................ 88

Electric parking brake ................ 88

Electric parking brake fault ........ 89

Antilock brake system (ABS) ..... 89

Upshift ....................................... 89

Power steering .......................... 89

Lane departure warning ............ 89

Ultrasonic parking assist ........... 90

Electronic Stability Control off ... 90

Electronic Stability Control and

Traction Control system ........... 90

Traction Control system off ....... 90

Preheating ................................. 90

Diesel particle filter .................... 90

Tyre pressure monitoring

system ...................................... 91

Engine oil pressure .................... 91

Low fuel ..................................... 91

Immobiliser ................................ 92

Reduced engine power ............. 92

Exterior light .............................. 92

High beam ................................. 92

High beam assist ....................... 92

Adaptive forward lighting ........... 92

Fog light ..................................... 92

Rear fog light ............................. 92

Low washer fluid ........................ 92

Cruise control ............................ 92

Adaptive cruise control .............. 92

Vehicle detected ahead ............. 93

Door open .................................. 93

Information displays ..................... 93

Driver Information Centre .......... 93

Graphic-Info-Display, Colour-

Info-Display .............................. 97

Smartphone controller ............... 99

Vehicle messages ........................ 99

Warning chimes ....................... 102

Battery voltage ........................ 102

Trip computer ............................. 103
Vehicle personalisation .............. 105
Telematics service ..................... 110

OnStar ..................................... 110

ERA GLONASS ....................... 113

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Instruments and controls

73

Controls

Steering wheel adjustment

Unlock lever, adjust steering wheel,

then engage lever and ensure it is

fully locked.
Do not adjust steering wheel unless

vehicle is stationary and steering

wheel lock has been released.

Steering wheel controls

The Infotainment system, the cruise

control and a connected mobile

phone can be operated via the

controls on the steering wheel.
Further information is available in the

Infotainment manual.
Driver assistance systems 3 159.

Heated steering wheel

Activate heating by pressing *.

Activation is indicated by illumination

of the LED in the button.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

74

Instruments and controls

The recommended grip areas of the

steering wheel are heated quicker

and to a higher temperature than the

other areas.
Heating is operational when the

engine is running and during an

Autostop.
Stop-start system 3 142.

Horn

Press j.

Windscreen wiper/washer

Windscreen wiper

HI

: fast

LO : slow

INT : interval wiping or automatic

wiping with rain sensor

OFF : off
For a single wipe when the

windscreen wiper is off, press the

lever down to position 1x.
Do not use if the windscreen is frozen.
Switch off in car washes.

Adjustable wiper interval

Wiper lever in position INT.
Turn the adjuster wheel to adjust the

desired wipe interval:
short interval

: turn adjuster

wheel upwards

long interval

: turn adjuster

wheel downwards

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Instruments and controls

75

Automatic wiping with rain sensor

INT : automatic wiping with rain

sensor

The rain sensor detects the amount of

water on the windscreen and

automatically regulates the frequency

of the windscreen wiper.
If the wiper frequency is above

20 seconds, the wiper arm moves

slightly down to the park position.

Adjustable sensitivity of the rain

sensor

Turn the adjuster wheel to adjust the

sensitivity:
low sensitivity : turn adjuster

wheel downwards

high sensitivity : turn adjuster

wheel upwards

Keep the sensor free from dust, dirt

and ice.

Windscreen and headlight

washer

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

76

Instruments and controls

Pull lever. Washer fluid is sprayed

onto the windscreen and the wiper

wipes a few times.
If the headlights are on, washer fluid

is also sprayed onto the headlights,

provided that the lever is pulled

sufficiently long. Afterwards, the

headlight washer system is

inoperable for 5 wash cycles or until

engine or headlights have been

switched off and on again.

Rear window wiper/washer

Press the rocker switch to activate the

rear window wiper:
upper position : continuous

operation

lower position : intermittent

operation

middle position : off

Push lever. Washer fluid is sprayed

onto the rear window and the wiper

wipes a few times.
Do not use if the rear window is

frozen.
Switch off in car washes.

The rear window wiper comes on

automatically when the windscreen

wiper is switched on and reverse gear

is engaged.
Activation or deactivation of this

function can be changed in the

Settings menu in the Info-Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 105.
The rear window washer system is

deactivated when the fluid level is too

low.

Outside temperature

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Instruments and controls

77

A drop in temperature is indicated

immediately and a rise in temperature

after a time delay.

If outside temperature drops to 3 °C,

a warning message is displayed in the

Driver Information Centre with

Uplevel-Combi-Display.

9 Warning

The road surface may already be

icy even though the display

indicates a few degrees above

0 °C.

Clock

Date and time are shown in the

Info-Display.

Time and date settings

CD 400plus/CD 400/CD 300
Press CONFIG. The menu Settings is

displayed.
Select Time Date.

Selectable setting options:

● Set time: Changes the time

shown on the display.

● Set date: Changes the date

shown on the display.

● Set time format: Changes

indication of hours between 12 h

and 24 h.

● Set date format: Changes

indication of date between MM/

DD/YYYY and DD.MM.YYYY.

● Display clock: Switches on/off

indication of time on the display.

● RDS clock synchronization: The

RDS signal of most VHF

transmitters automatically sets

the time. RDS time

synchronisation can take a few

minutes. Some transmitters do

not send a correct time signal. In

such cases, it is recommended to

switch off automatic time

synchronisation.

Vehicle personalisation 3 105.

Time and date settings

Navi 950/Navi 650/CD 600
Press CONFIG and then select the

Time and Date menu item to display

the respective submenu.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

78

Instruments and controls

Note

If RDS Auto Time Adjust is activated,

time and date are automatically set

by the system.
See Infotainment manual for further

information.

Set time

To adjust the time settings, select the

Set Time menu item. Turn the

multifunction knob to adjust the first

setting.
Press the multifunction knob to

confirm the input. The coloured

background moves to the next

setting.
Adjust all settings.

Set date

To adjust the time settings, select the

Set Date menu item. Turn the

multifunction knob to adjust the first

setting.
Press the multifunction knob to

confirm the input. The coloured

background moves to the next

setting.
Adjust all settings.

Time format

To choose the desired time format,

select 12 hr / 24 hr Format. Activate

12 Hour or 24 Hour.
Vehicle personalisation 3 105.

Power outlets

A 12 Volt power outlet is located in the

front console.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Instruments and controls

79

A further 12 Volt power outlet is

located in the rear console. Fold the

cover downwards.
Do not exceed the maximum power

consumption of 120 watts.
With ignition off, the power outlets are

deactivated. Additionally, the power

outlets are deactivated in the event of

low vehicle battery voltage.
Electric accessories that are

connected must comply with the

electromagnetic compatibility

requirements laid down in

DIN VDE 40 839.
Do not connect any current-delivering

accessories, e.g. electric charging

devices or batteries.
Do not damage the outlet by using

unsuitable plugs.
Stop-start system 3 142.

Cigarette lighter

The cigarette lighter is located in the

front console.
Press in cigarette lighter. It switches

off automatically once the element is

glowing. Pull out lighter.

Ashtrays

Caution

To be used only for ash and not for

combustible rubbish.

The portable ashtray can be placed in

the cupholders.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

80

Instruments and controls

Warning lights, gauges

and indicators

Instrument cluster

In some versions, the needles of the

instruments briefly rotate to the end

position when the ignition is switched

on.

Speedometer

Indicates vehicle speed.

Odometer

The bottom line displays the recorded

distance in km.

Trip odometer

The top line displays the recorded

distance since the last reset.
To reset, press SET/CLR on the turn

signal lever for a few seconds

3

 93.

Some versions are equipped with a

reset knob between speedometer

and Driver Information Centre: to

reset press and hold the knob for a

few seconds with the ignition on.

Trip odometer counts up to a distance

of 2000 km and then restarts at 0.

Tachometer

Displays the engine speed.
Drive in a low engine speed range for

each gear as much as possible.

Caution

If the needle is in the red warning

zone, the maximum permitted

engine speed is exceeded. Engine

at risk.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Instruments and controls

81

Fuel gauge

Displays the fuel level or gas level in

the tank depending on the operation

mode.
Control indicator i illuminates if the

level in the tank is low. Refuel

immediately if it flashes.
During liquid gas operation, the

system automatically switches over to

petrol operation when gas tanks are

empty 3 81.
Never run the tank dry.
Because of the fuel remaining in the

tank, the top-up quantity may be less

than the specified tank capacity.

Fuel selector

Pressing LPG switches between

petrol and liquid gas operation as

soon as the required parameters

(coolant temperature, gas

temperature and minimum engine

speed) have been reached. The

requirements are usually fulfilled after

around 60 seconds (depending on

exterior temperature) and the first firm

press on the accelerator. The LED

status shows the current operating

mode.

1

 off

: petrol operation

1

 flashes : checking conditions

for fuel transition to

liquid gas operation.

Illuminates if

conditions are fulfilled.

1

 illumi‐

nates

: liquid gas operation

1

 flashes 5

times and

extin‐

guishes

: liquid gas tank is

empty or failure in

liquid gas system. A

message is displayed

in the Driver

Information Centre.

If the fuel tank is empty, the engine

will not start.
The selected fuel mode is stored and

reactivated at the next ignition cycle if

conditions allow.
As soon as the liquid gas tanks are

empty, petrol operation is

automatically engaged until the

ignition is switched off.
When switching automatically

between petrol or gas operation, a

brief delay of engine tractive power

may be noticeable.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

82

Instruments and controls

Every six months, run the petrol tank

down until control indicator i

illuminates, then refuel. This helps

maintain fuel quality and system

function for petrol operation.
Fill the tank completely at regular

intervals to prevent corrosion in the

tank.

Faults and remedies

If gas mode is not possible, check the

following:

● Is there enough liquid gas

present?

● Is there enough petrol present for

starting?

Due to extreme temperatures in

combination with the gas

composition, it may take slightly

longer before the system switches

from petrol to gas mode.
In extreme situations, the system may

also switch back to petrol mode if the

minimum requirements are not

fulfilled. If conditions allow, it might be

possible to manually switch back to

liquid gas operation.

Seek the assistance of a workshop in

the event of all other faults.

Caution

Repairs and adjustments may only

be made by trained specialists in

order to maintain the safety and

warranty on the LPG system.

Liquid gas is given a particular odour

(odorised) so that any leaks can be

detected easily.

9 Warning

If you smell gas in the vehicle or in

the immediate vicinity, switch to

petrol mode immediately. No

smoking. No naked flames or

ignition sources.

If possible, close the manual shut-off

valve on the multivalve. The

multivalve is located on the liquid gas

tank in the load compartment,

underneath the rear floor cover.

Turn the thumb wheel clockwise.
If no further gas odour is perceptible

when the manual shut-off valve is

closed, the vehicle can be used in

petrol mode. If the gas odour persists,

do not start the engine. Have the

cause of the fault remedied by a

workshop.
When using underground car parks,

follow the instructions of the operator

and local laws.

Note

In the event of an accident, switch off

the ignition and lights. Close the

manual shut-off valve on multivalve.

Fuel for liquid gas operation 3 190.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Instruments and controls

83

Engine coolant temperature

gauge

Displays the coolant temperature.
left area : engine operating

temperature not yet

reached

central

area

: normal operating

temperature

right area : temperature too high

Caution

If engine coolant temperature is

too high, stop vehicle, switch off

engine. Danger to engine. Check

coolant level.

Service display

The engine oil life system lets you

know when to change the engine oil

and filter. Based on driving

conditions, the interval at which an

engine oil and filter change will be

indicated can vary considerably.
To display the remaining engine oil

life duration use turn signal lever

buttons:

Press MENU to select the Vehicle

Information Menu X.
Turn the adjuster wheel to select

Remaining Oil Life.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

84

Instruments and controls

The remaining engine oil life duration

is displayed in percent in the Driver

Information Centre.

Reset

Press SET/CLR on turn signal lever

for several seconds to reset. The

remaining engine oil life duration

page must be active. Switch on

ignition, but not the engine.
The system must be reset every time

the engine oil is changed, to ensure

proper functionality. Seek the

assistance of a workshop.

Next service

When the system has calculated that

engine oil life has diminished, a

warning message appears in the

Driver Information Centre. Have

engine oil and filter changed by a

workshop within one week or

500 km (whichever occurs first).
Driver Information Centre 3 93.
Service information 3 253.

Control indicators

The control indicators described are

not present in all vehicles. The

description applies to all instrument

versions. Depending on the

equipment, the position of the control

indicators may vary. When the

ignition is switched on, most control

indicators will illuminate briefly as a

functionality test.
The control indicator colours mean:
red

: danger, important reminder

yellow : warning, information, fault

green : confirmation of activation

blue

: confirmation of activation

white : confirmation of activation

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Instruments and controls

85

Control indicators in the instrument cluster

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content      ..     3      4      5      6     ..