Opel Astra GTC (2018 year). Manual - part 8

 

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Opel Astra GTC (2018 year). Manual - part 8

 

 

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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.

High beam assist

Description for version with halogen

headlights. High beam assist with

adaptive forward lighting 3 120.
This feature allows high beam to

function as the main driving light at

night and when vehicle speed is

faster than 40 km/h.

It switches to low beam when:

● A sensor detects the lights of

oncoming or preceding vehicles.

● The vehicle speed is slower than

20 km/h.

● It is foggy or snowy.
● Driving in urban areas.

If there are no restrictions detected,

the system switches back to high

beam.

Activation

The high beam assist is activated by

pushing the indicator lever twice with

a speed above 40 km/h.

The green control indicator l

illuminates continuously when the

assist is activated, the blue one 7

illuminates when high beam is on.
Control indicator l 3 92.

Deactivation

Push indicator lever once. It is also

deactivated when front fog lights are

switched on.
If a headlight flash is activated when

the high beam is on, the high beam

assist will be deactivated.
If a headlight flash is activated when

the high beam is off, the high beam

assist will stay activated.
The latest setting of the high beam

assist will remain after the ignition is

switched on again.

Headlight flash

To activate the headlight flash, pull

lever.

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Lighting

119

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

Dynamic automatic headlight

levelling 3 120.

Headlights when driving

abroad

The asymmetrical headlight beam

extends visibility at the edge of the

road at the 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 with halogen headlight

system

The headlights do not have to be

adjusted.

Vehicles with Xenon headlight

system

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 92.
Every time the ignition is switched on,

f

 flashes as a reminder for approx.

four seconds.

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120

Lighting

For deactivation, operate the same

procedure as described above. f will

not flash when function is

deactivated.

Daytime running lights

Daytime running lights increase

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

when ignition is on.
If the vehicle is equipped with

automatic light control function, the

system switches between daytime

running light and low/high beam

automatically depending on the

lighting conditions and information

given by the rain sensor system.

Automatic light control 3 117.

Adaptive forward lighting

The Adaptive forward lighting

functions are only available with Bi-

Xenon headlights. Light range, light

distribution and intensity of light are

variably triggered depending on the

light conditions, weather and road

type.

With the light switch in position

AUTO all lighting functions are

available.
The following functions are available

also with light switch in position 9:

● dynamic curve lighting
● cornering light
● reversing function
● dynamic automatic headlight

levelling

Playstreet lighting

Activated automatically at low speed

up to approx. 30 km/h. The light beam

is turned at an angle of 8° to the

roadside.

Town lighting

Activated automatically at a speed

range between approx. 40 and

55 km/h and when street lights are

detected by the light sensor. The light

range is reduced by an extended light

distribution.

Country lighting

Activated automatically at a speed

range between approx. 55 and

115 km/h. The beam of light and the

brightness is different between the

left and the right side.

Motorway lighting

Activated automatically at a speed

above approx. 115 km/h and minimal

steering movements. It switches on

after a delay or directly when the

vehicle is powerfully accelerated. The

light beam is longer and brighter.

Adverse weather lighting

Activated automatically up to a speed

of approx. 70 km/h, when the rain

sensor recognizes condensation or

the wiper operates continuously. The

range, distribution and light intensity

is regulated variably depending on

visibility.

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Lighting

121

Dynamic curve lighting

The light beam pivots based on

steering wheel angle and speed,

improving lighting in curves.
Control indicator f 3 92.

Corner lighting

On tight bends or when turning off,

depending on the steering angle or

the turn signal light, an additional left

or right reflector is switched on which

illuminates the road at a right angle to

the direction of travel. It is activated

up to a speed of 40 km/h.
Control indicator f 3 92.

Reversing function

If the headlights are 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.

High Beam Assist

This feature allows high beam as

main driving light by night and when

vehicle speed is faster than 40 km/h.
It switches to low beam when:

● The camera in the windscreen

detects the lights of oncoming or

preceding vehicles.

● The vehicle speed is slower than

20 km/h.

● It is foggy or snowy.
● Driving in urban areas.

If there are no restrictions detected,

the system switches back to high

beam.

Activation

The high beam assist is activated by

pushing the indicator lever twice with

a speed above 40 km/h.
The green control indicator l

illuminates continuously when the

assist is activated, the blue one 7

illuminates when high beam is on.
Control indicator l 3 92.

Deactivation

Push indicator lever once. It is also

deactivated when front fog lights are

switched on.

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122

Lighting

If a headlight flash is activated when

the high beam is on, the high beam

assist will be deactivated.
If a headlight flash is activated when

the high beam is off, the high beam

assist will stay activated.
High beam assist is always active

after the ignition is switched on.

Intelligent light ranging with

automatic high beam activation

Intelligent light ranging uses the

properties of Bi-Xenon headlights to

extend the light range of the low beam

by up to 400 metres and additionally

activates automatic high beam

without dazzling or disturbing

oncoming or preceding traffic.
High beam is deactivated and the low

beam light range is reduced to avoid

dazzling when the following

restrictions are detected by the front

camera in the windscreen:

● A preceding vehicle is

recognised.

● An oncoming vehicle is

recognised.

● Urban areas are entered.
● It is foggy or snowy.

If there are no restrictions detected,

the system switches back to high

beam.
When the system is active, the front

camera monitors the area ahead of

the vehicle and ensures an optimum

light distribution for maximum driver

vision during almost all conditions.
Intelligent light ranging with automatic

high beam activation therefore

reduces the difference between

conventional low and high beam

without drastic changes in light-

range, distribution and intensity.

A special topographical evaluation

function detects preceding vehicles

on hills or slopes by recognising the

rear light moving ahead. The system

adjusts the height of the light range to

ensure optimum illumination on the

road ahead without dazzling.

Activation

Intelligent light ranging and automatic

high beam activation are switched on

together by pushing the indicator

lever twice. They can be switched on

with ignition on.

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123

Automatic high beam activation

operates at a speed above 40 km/h

and deactivates below 20 km/h.

Intelligent light ranging operates

above 55 km/h.
The green control indicator l

illuminates continuously when the

function is activated, the blue one 7

illuminates when high beam switches

on automatically.

Deactivation

Push indicator lever once. It is also

deactivated when front fog lights are

switched on.

Dynamic automatic headlight

levelling

To prevent oncoming traffic from

dazzle, headlight levelling is

automatically adjusted based on

inclination information measured by

front and rear axle, acceleration or

deceleration and vehicle speed.

Fault in adaptive forward lighting

system

When the system detects a failure in

the Adaptive forward lighting system,

the system moves to a preset position

to avoid dazzling of oncoming traffic.

If this is not possible the affected

headlight will be automatically

switched off. In any case one

headlight will stay on. A warning is

displayed in the Driver Information

Centre.

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
A resistance point can be felt when

moving the lever.
Constant flashing is activated when

the lever is being moved beyond the

resistance point. It is deactivated

when the steering wheel is moved in

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124

Lighting

the opposite direction or lever is

manually moved back to its neutral

position.
Activate temporary flashing by

holding the lever just before the

resistance point. Turning lights will

flash until lever is being released.
To activate three flashes, tap the

lever briefly without passing the

resistance point.
When a trailer is connected, turn

signal flashes six times when

pressing the lever until resistance is

felt and then releasing.

Front fog lights

Operated by pressing >.
Light switch in position AUTO:

switching on front fog lights will switch

headlights on automatically.

Rear fog lights

Operated by pressing r.
Light switch in position AUTO:

switching on rear fog light will switch

headlights 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.

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Lighting

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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

headlights.

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 and hold until

the desired 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

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126

Lighting

Operate rocker switch:
w

: automatic switching on

and off

press u : on

press v : off

Courtesy light on version with

panorama roof

Left and right lamps are separately

switchable.
Operate rocker switches:
centre posi‐

tion

: automatic switching

on and off

press I

: on

press 0

: off

Rear courtesy lights

Illuminates in conjunction with the

front courtesy light depending on

rocker switch position.
Press s or t to switch on manually.

Reading lights

Operated by pressing s and t in

front and rear courtesy lights.

Sunvisor lights

Illuminates when the cover is opened.

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Lighting features

Centre console lighting

Spotlight incorporated in the interior

lighting comes on when headlights

are 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:

● headlights
● tail lights
● number plate lights
● instrument panel light
● interior lights
● door and console lights
● puddle lights

Some functions work only in the dark

and facilitates locating the vehicle.
The lighting switches off immediately

when the ignition key is turned to

position 1 3 141.

Activation or deactivation of this

function can be changed in the

Settings menu in the Info-Display.

Vehicle personalisation 3 105.
The settings can be saved for the key

being used 3 24.
The following lights will additionally

switch on when the driver's door is

opened:

● illumination of some switches
● Driver Information Centre
● door pocket lights
● console lights

Exit lighting

The following lights switch on if the

key is removed from the ignition

switch:

● interior lights
● instrument panel light (only when

it is dark)

● door lights
● puddle lights

They will switch off automatically after

a delay and will be activated again if

the driver's door is opened.

Path lighting

Headlights, tail lights and number

plate lights illuminate the surrounding

area for an adjustable time after

leaving the vehicle.

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 two minutes.

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Lighting

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 3 105.
The settings can be saved for the key

being used 3 24.

Battery discharge protection

Vehicle battery state of charge

function

The function guarantees longest

vehicle battery life via a generator

with controllable power output and

optimised power distribution.
To prevent discharge of the vehicle

battery when driving, the following

systems are reduced automatically in

two stages and finally switched off:

● Auxiliary heater
● Heated rear window and mirrors
● Heated seats
● Fan

In the second stage a message which

confirms the activation of the vehicle

battery discharge protection will be

displayed in the Driver Information

Centre.

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 ..................................... 137

Adjustable air vents ................. 137

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

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

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

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

Air conditioning regular

operation ................................ 138

Service .................................... 138

Climate control systems

Heating and ventilation

system

Controls for:

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

Heated rear window Ü 3 36.

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.

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Climate control

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.

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 47, Heated

steering wheel * 3 73.

Cooling n

Press n to switch on cooling. The

LED in the button illuminates to

indicate activation. 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.

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131

If no cooling or drying is required,

switch off the cooling system for fuel

saving reasons. Activated cooling

may inhibit Autostops.
Stop-start system 3 142.

Air recirculation system 4

Press 4 to activate air recirculation

mode. The LED in the button

illuminates to indicate activation.
Press 4 again to deactivate air

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 may mist

up from outside when cold air is

directed towards 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.
● Air circulation system 4 on.
● Press air distribution switch M.
● Set temperature control to

coldest level.

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

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Climate control

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.

Note

If V is pressed while the engine is

running, an Autostop will be inhibited

until V is pressed again.
If s is pressed with the fan switched

on and the engine running, an

Autostop will be inhibited until s is

pressed again or until the fan is

switched off.
If V is pressed while the engine is

in an Autostop, the engine will restart

automatically.
If s is pressed with the fan switched

on 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 side 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 36, Heated

seats ß 3 47, Heated steering wheel

*

 3 73.

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133

Each change of settings is shown in

the Info-Display for a few seconds.
The electronic climate control system

is only fully operational when the

engine is running.

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. The LED

in the button illuminates to

indicate activation.

● Set the preselected

temperatures for driver and front

passenger using the left and right

rotary knobs. Recommended

temperature is 22 °C.

The fan speed regulation in automatic

mode can be changed in the Settings

menu.
Vehicle personalisation 3 105.

Temperature preselection

Set temperatures to the desired

value.

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