Opel Vivaro (2018 year). Manual - part 8

 

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Opel Vivaro (2018 year). Manual - part 8

 

 

Climate control

119

The preselected temperature is

automatically regulated. In Automatic

mode, the fan speed and air

distribution automatically regulate the

air flow.
The system can be manually adapted

via the use of air distribution and air

flow controls.
Electronic climate control system is

only fully operational when the engine

is running.

Automatic mode AUTO

Basic setting for maximum comfort:

● Switch on the fan.
● Press AUTO; fan speed, air

distribution, cooling and air

recirculation are regulated

automatically.

● Set the desired temperature.
● Open all air vents.

To switch off the electronic climate

control system, switch off the fan.

Temperature preselection

Temperatures can be set to the

desired value.

If the minimum temperature is set, the

climate control system runs at

maximum cooling.
If the maximum temperature is set,

the climate control system runs at

maximum heating.

Demisting and defrosting the

windows

● Press Ê; LED illuminates in the

button when activated.

● Temperature, air distribution and

cooling are regulated

automatically and the fan runs at

high speed.

● Switch on heated rear window Ü

3

 45.

To return to Automatic mode: press

Ê

 or AUTO.

Note

If Ê is pressed while the engine is

running, an Autostop will be inhibited

until Ê is pressed again.
If Ê is pressed while the engine is in

an Autostop, the engine will restart

automatically.
Stop-start system 3 136.

Manual settings

Manually changing any of the

following settings will deactivate

Automatic mode:

Fan speed Z

Adjust the air flow manually by

switching the fan to the desired

speed.
If the fan is switched off, the air

conditioning is also deactivated.

Air distribution M

Press appropriate button for desired

adjustment. LED illuminates in the

button when activated.
R

: to windscreen and front door

windows

M

: to head area

S

: to foot well

Combinations of settings are possible

by pressing two buttons until both

LEDs are illuminated.
To return to Automatic mode: Press

AUTO button.

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Climate control

Cooling A/C

The air conditioning system cools and

dehumidifies (dries) the air when

outside temperature is above a

specific level. Therefore

condensation may form and drip from

under the vehicle.

Note

Air conditioning performance is

reduced when ECO mode has been

activated 3 130.

If no cooling or drying is required

press A/C OFF to switch the cooling

system off, thus saving fuel. LED

illuminates in the button.
To return to Automatic mode: Press

AUTO button.

Air recirculation mode u

Activate or deactivate manual air

recirculation mode with u. LED

illuminates in the button when

activated.

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.

To return to Automatic mode: Press

AUTO button.

Rear heating system

The rear passenger compartment

heating fan assists air flow to the rear

passenger compartment via the rear

air vents.

The rate of air flow is determined by

the fan. Air temperature is controlled

using the temperature control on the

instrument panel.

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Climate control

121

To operate the heating fan, press -

to activate the heating fan. The

heating fan is activated if both the

LED of the button and the LED of the

fan control at the roof are not

illuminated.
Set the heating fan y to regulate the

amount of heated air to be flown into

the rear passenger compartment.

Rear air conditioning

system

The rear air conditioning system is

actuated in conjunction with the front

passenger compartment air

conditioning system.

Rear air conditioning fan switch

The rear air conditioning fan assists

air flow to the rear passenger

compartment via the rear air vents.

The rate of air flow is determined by

the fan.
To allow cooled and dehumidified

(dried) air to be distributed:
Press A/C OFF to switch on the air

conditing system. The system is

operating if the LED of the button is

not illuminated.

Press - to activate the rear air

conditioning fan. The fan is activated

if both the LED of the button and the

LED of the fan control at the roof are

not illuminated.

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122

Climate control

Set the fan < to regulate the amount

of cooled air to be flown into the rear

passenger compartment.

Auxiliary heater

Coolant heater

The engine-independent, fuel-

powered coolant heater provides

rapid heating of the engine coolant to

enable heating of the vehicle interior

without the engine running.

9 Warning

Do not operate the system when

refuelling, when dust or

combustible vapours are present

or in enclosed spaces (e.g.

garage).

Before starting or programming the

system to start, turn the vehicle's

climate control system to heat, set the

air distribution to V and turn the fan

on.

Switch off when not required. Heating

stops automatically after the

programmed runtime. It will also

cease to operate if the vehicle fuel

level drops too low.
During operation, power from the

vehicle battery is used. The driving

time should therefore be at least as

long as the heating time. For short

journey times, check the vehicle

battery regularly and recharge if

necessary.
To ensure efficient performance,

briefly operate the auxiliary heater

once a month.

Control units

The timer or remote control unit turns

the system on and off, and is used to

programme specific departure times.

Timer (Type A)

1 Display : Displays preset, current

time or preset time,

temperature, Y, Ö and x

2 l

: Adjusts values up

3 7

: Long press: switch

heater on, short press:

turns display on or

confirms selection

4 d

: Long press: switch

heater off, short press:

turns display on or exit

menu

5 k

: Adjusts values down

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Climate control

123

Remote control (Type A)

1 Display : Displays preset, current

time or preset time,

temperature, Z, Ü, Y,

Ö

 and x

2 7 : Long press: switch heater on,

short press: turns display on

or confirms selection

3 l : Adjusts values up
4 d : Long press: switch heater off,

short press: turns display on

or exit menu

5 k : Adjusts values down

If no buttons are pressed within

ten seconds the display automatically

turns off.

Remote control (Type A) fault

displays

INIT

: automatic detection –

wait until automatic

detection is finished

NO

SIGNAL

: no signal –

check heater fuse

Z

: poor signal –

move closer

Ü

: battery low –

replace battery

Y

: heater fault –

consult workshop

Add, AddE : system in learning

mode

Teach remote control (Type A)

If the vehicle battery is reconnected,

the LED in the instrument panel

button illuminates and the system

configures the remote control menu

automatically. If the LED flashes,

select Add or AddE and confirm.

Additional remote control units may

also be configured. Press the button

until LED flashes, switch on the

remote control, select Add and

confirm.
AddE teaches the current remote

control unit exclusively and blocks all

previously configured units. Add

teaches up to four remote control

units, but only one unit can operate

the system at any one time.

Remote control (Type B)

1 Display : Displays preset, current

time or preset time,

temperature, Z, Ü, Y,

Ö

 and x

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Climate control

2 l : Adjusts values up
3

OFF

: Switch heater off, or press

Y and OFF simultaneously

to confirm selection

4 Y : Switch heater on, or press Y

and OFF simultaneously to

confirm selection

5 k : Adjusts values down
If no buttons are pressed within

30 seconds the display automatically

turns off.

9 Warning

When refuelling, switch off the

remote control unit as well as the

heater!

The remote control has a maximum

range of 1000 metres. The range may

be reduced due to environmental

conditions and as the battery

becomes weaker.

Remote control (Type B) fault

displays
Z

: poor signal – adjust position

FAIL : error during signal

transmission –

move closer or check heater

fuse

Ü

: battery low – replace battery

Teach remote control (Type B)

Up to four additional remote control

units may also be configured. During

additional teaching processes, the

oldest transmitter will be deleted each

time.
Remove the heater fuse for

five seconds, then refit the fuse.

Within two - six seconds press OFF

for one second. Teaching is

completed.
If the remote has not been used for a

long period, press the OFF button six

times at intervals of two seconds,

then press and hold for another

two seconds, then wait two minutes.

Manual control

Depending on version, the auxiliary

heater can also be switched on for the

last duration time or the default

duration 30 minutes, or cut-off

immediately, using the button on the

lower part of the instrument panel,

beside the steering wheel.
The LED in the button confirms

operation.

Battery replacement

Replace the battery when the range

of the remote control is reduced or

when the battery charge symbol

flashes.

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Climate control

125

Open the cover and replace the

battery (Type A: CR 2430, Type B:

2CR 11108, or equivalent), ensuring

the new battery is correctly installed

with the positive (<) side facing the

positive terminals. Replace the cover

securely.
Dispose of old batteries in

accordance with environmental

regulations.

Batteries do not belong in household

waste. They must be disposed of at

an appropriate recycling collection

point.

Operation (Type A)

Heating Y

Select Y in the menu bar and press

G

 to confirm. The predetermined

heating duration, e.g. L 30, flashes in

the display. The factory setting is

30 minutes.

Adjust the heating duration using k

or l and confirm. The value can be

set from ten to 120 minutes. Due to

the power consumption, note the

heating duration.
To switch off, select Y in the menu bar

again and press d.

Ventilation x

Select x in the menu bar and press

G

 to confirm.

Adjust the ventilation duration using

k

 or l and confirm. The value can

be set from ten to 120 minutes. Due

to the power consumption, note the

heating duration.
To switch off, select x in the menu bar

again and press d.

Programming P

Up to three preset departure times

can be programmed, either during

one day or over one week.

● Select P in the menu bar and

press G to confirm.

● Select desired preset memory

number P1, P2 or P3 and

confirm.

● Select F and confirm.
● Select weekday or weekday

group and confirm.

● Select hour and confirm.
● Select minutes and confirm.
● Select Y or x and confirm.
● Select ECO or HIGH and confirm.
● Select duration and confirm.
● Press d to exit.

Repeat the procedure to programme

the other preset memory numbers if

required.
To activate a desired preset memory

number select P1, P2 or P3, then

select On and confirm.
When a program is activated P and

Y will be displayed together.
To deactivate a preset memory,

select P1, P2 or P3, then select Off

and confirm.
Heating stops automatically

five minutes after the programmed

departure time.

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Climate control

Note

The remote control system features

a temperature sensor which

calculates the runtime according to

the ambient temperature and the

desired heating level (ECO or

HIGH). The system starts

automatically between five and

60 minutes prior to the programmed

departure time.

Set time and weekday Þ

If the vehicle battery is disconnected

or its voltage is too low, the unit will

need to be reset.

● Select F in the menu bar and

confirm.

● Select Þ in the menu bar and

confirm.

● Adjust using k or l to change

the hour and confirm.

● Adjust using k or l to change

the minutes and confirm.

● Press d to exit.
● Select F in the menu bar and

confirm.

● Select Mo in the menu bar and

confirm.

● Adjust using k or l to change

the weekday and confirm.

● Press d to exit.

Heating level

The preferred heating level for

programmed departure times can be

set to either ECO or HIGH.

● Select Y in the menu bar and

confirm.

● Select ECO or HIGH and confirm.
● Press d to exit.

Operation (Type B)

Heating Y or Ventilation x

Select the operating mode Y or x, if

necessary.

● Press l three times.
● Press Y and OFF

simultaneously, Y or x flashes.

● Adjust using k or l to select Y

or x.

● Press Y and OFF simultaneously

to confirm.

To switch on, press Y for

one second. The predetermined

heating duration, e.g. 30, is

displayed. The factory setting is

30 minutes.
The heating duration can be set in

increments of ten minutes. Due to the

power consumption, note the heating

duration.

● Press l four times.
● Press Y and OFF

simultaneously, Y/x flashes.

● Adjust using k or l to select the

desired heating duration.

● Press Y and OFF simultaneously

to confirm.

To switch off, press OFF.

Programming y

The system calculates the operating

time of the heater depending on the

temperature inside the vehicle.

● Press k twice.
● Press Y and OFF

simultaneously, y flashes.

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127

● Adjust using k or l to select the

departure time.

● Press Y and OFF simultaneously

to confirm.

To switch on, press Y for one second,

HTM is displayed.
Heating stops automatically after the

programmed departure time, or can

be manually switched off.

● Press k twice.
● Press OFF for one second, HTM

goes out.

Set time

If the vehicle battery is disconnected

or its voltage is too low, the time will

need to be reset.

● Press l once.
● Press Y and OFF

simultaneously, Ö flashes.

● Adjust using k or l to set the

time.

● Press Y and OFF simultaneously

to confirm.

Heating level

The preferred heating level for

programmed departure times can be

set to between C1 and C5.

● Press k three times.
● Press Y and OFF

simultaneously, Y flashes.

● Adjust using k or l to set the

heating level.

● Press Y and OFF simultaneously

to confirm.

To display the passenger

compartment temperature, press l

twice.

Air vents

Adjustable air vents

At least one air vent must be open

while cooling is on, in order to prevent

the evaporator from icing up due to

lack of air movement.

9 Warning

Do not attach any objects to the

slats of the air vents. Risk of

damage and injury in case of an

accident.

Centre air vents

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Climate control

To open or close the centre air vents

and direct the flow of air, tilt the slats

up or down and turn the adjuster

wheel left or right.

Side air vents

To open or close the side air vents, tilt

the slats up or down.
Direct the flow of air by rotating the

vents.
Depending upon the position of the

temperature control, air will be

directed into the vehicle via the side

air vents.

Rear air vents

Depending on vehicle, additional

adjustable air vents are located in the

rear passenger compartment.

Fixed air vents

Additional air vents are located

beneath the windscreen and door

windows, in the foot wells and,

depending on vehicle, in the rear

passenger compartment.

Glovebox cooler

The air conditioning system can also

keep the contents of the glovebox

cool.

Maintenance

Air intake

The air intake in front of the

windscreen in the engine

compartment must be kept clear to

allow air intake. Remove any leaves,

dirt or snow.

Pollen filter

The pollen filter cleans dust, soot,

pollen and spores from the air

entering the vehicle through the air

intake.

Note

Pollen filter is only fitted to vehicles

with air conditioning system.

Air conditioning regular

operation

In order to ensure continuously

efficient performance, cooling must

be operated for a few minutes once a

month, irrespective of the weather

and time of year. Operation with

cooling is not possible when outside

temperature is too low.

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Climate control

129

Service

For optimal cooling performance, it is

recommended to annually check the

climate control system, starting

three years after initial vehicle

registration, including:

● functionality and pressure test
● heating functionality
● leakage check
● check of drive belts
● cleaning of condenser and

evaporator drainage

● performance check

Note

Refrigerant R-134a contains

fluorinated greenhouse gases with a

global warming potential of 1430.
Front air conditioning system is filled

with 0.58 kg and has a CO

2

equivalent of 0.83 tonnes, the front

and rear air conditioning system is

filled with 0.88 kg and has a CO

2

equivalent of 1.26 tonnes.

Depending on vehicle, information

regarding air conditioning refrigerant

appears on a label located in the

engine compartment.

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Driving and operating

Driving and

operating

Driving hints ............................... 130

Driving economically ............... 130

Control of the vehicle ............... 131

Steering ................................... 131

Starting and operating ............... 132

New vehicle running-in ............ 132

Ignition switch positions ........... 132

Power button ........................... 132

Starting the engine .................. 134

Idle speed control .................... 135

Vehicle shutdown .................... 135

Overrun cut-off ........................ 136

Stop-start system .................... 136

Parking .................................... 139

Engine exhaust .......................... 140

Diesel particle filter .................. 140

Catalytic converter ................... 140

AdBlue ..................................... 141

Manual transmission .................. 146
Brakes ........................................ 147

Antilock brake system ............. 147

Parking brake .......................... 148

Brake assist ............................. 148

Hill start assist ......................... 148

Ride control systems ................. 149

Traction Control system .......... 149

Electronic stability program ..... 150

Driver assistance systems ......... 152

Cruise control .......................... 152

Speed limiter ........................... 155

Parking assist .......................... 155

Rear view camera ................... 157

Fuel ............................................ 159

Fuel for diesel engines ............ 159

Refuelling ................................ 160

Fuel consumption - CO

2

-

Emissions ............................... 161

Trailer hitch ................................ 162

General information ................. 162

Driving characteristics and

towing tips .............................. 162

Trailer towing ........................... 162

Trailer stability assist ............... 163

Driving hints

Driving economically

ECO mode

ECO mode is a function that

optimises fuel consumption. It affects

engine power and torque,

acceleration, gear shift indication,

heating, air conditioning and electrical

consumers.

Activation

Press ECO. Control indicator ECO

illuminates in the instrument cluster

when activated.

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131

Note

The use of ECO mode may affect the

performance of the climate control

system 3 116.

During driving, it is possible to

temporarily disable ECO mode, e.g.

to increase engine performance, by

depressing the accelerator pedal

firmly.
ECO mode is reactivated when

pressure is reduced on the

accelerator pedal.

Deactivation

Press ECO again. Control indicator

ECO extinguishes in the instrument

cluster.

Control of the vehicle

Never coast with engine not

running (except during Autostop)

Many systems will not function in this

situation (e.g. brake servo unit, power

steering). Driving in this manner is a

danger to yourself and others. All

systems function during an Autostop,

but there may be a controlled

reduction in power steering assist and

vehicle speed is reduced.
Stop-start system 3 136.

Pedals

To ensure the pedal travel is

uninhibited, there must be no mats in

the area of the pedals.
Use only floor mats which fit properly

and are fixed by the retainers on the

driver's side.

Driving downhill

Engage a gear when driving downhill

to ensure that sufficient brake

pressure is available.

Steering

If power steering assist is lost

because the engine stops or due to a

system malfunction, the vehicle can

be steered but may require increased

effort.

Caution

Vehicles equipped with hydraulic

power steering:
If the steering wheel is turned until

it reaches the end of its travel, and

is held in that position for more

than 15 seconds, damage may

occur to the power steering

system and there may be loss of

power steering assist.

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Driving and operating

Starting and operating

New vehicle running-in

Do not brake unnecessarily hard for

the first few journeys and after new

disc brake pads have been fitted.
During the first drive, smoke may

occur because of wax and oil

evaporating off the exhaust system.

Park the vehicle in the open for a

while after the first drive and avoid

inhaling the fumes.
During the running-in period, fuel and

engine oil consumption may be

higher and the cleaning process of

the diesel particle filter may take

place more often. Autostop may be

inhibited to allow for charging the

vehicle battery.
Stop-start system 3 136.
Diesel particle filter 3 140.

Ignition switch positions

Turn key:

0 : ignition off: Some functions

remain active until key is

removed or driver's door is

opened, provided the ignition was

on previously

1 : accessory power mode: Steering

wheel lock released, some

electrical functions are operable,

ignition is off

2 : ignition is on, diesel engine is

preheating. Control indicators

illuminate and most electrical

functions are operable

3 : engine start: Release key after

starting procedure begins

Steering wheel lock

Remove key from ignition switch and

turn steering wheel until it engages.

9 Danger

Never remove the key from

ignition switch during driving as

this will cause steering wheel lock.

Power button

Electronic key must be inside the

vehicle, either in the card reader or

the front passenger compartment.

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If the electronic key is not inside the

vehicle, a corresponding message

appears in the Driver Information

Centre 3 102.

Note

Do not put the electronic key in the

load compartment during driving, as

this is outside of the detection zone

(indicated by a warning chime at low

speed 3 104 and a message in the

Driver Information Centre 3 103).
Note

In the event the electronic key is kept

in the front passenger compartment

and a message appears in the Driver

Information Centre (possibly

accompanied by a warning chime)

indicating that it is out of reception

range, we recommend inserting the

electronic key in the card reader.

Some functions, e.g. Infotainment

system, are available for use as soon

as you enter the vehicle.

Accessory power mode

Press START/STOP without

operating clutch or brake pedal to

enable further electrical functions to

be operated.
These functions switch off

automatically after a delay.

Engine start

Operate clutch and brake pedal and

press START/STOP. Release button

after starting procedure begins.
If a gear is engaged, the engine can

be started only by operating the clutch

pedal and pressing the

START/STOP button.
In some cases, it may be necessary

to move the steering wheel slightly

while pressing START/STOP to

release the steering wheel lock. A

corresponding message appears in

the Driver Information Centre 3 102.
At very low outside temperatures (e.g.

below -10 °C) keep the clutch pedal

depressed while pressing

START/STOP until the engine starts.

If one of the starting conditions is not

applied, a corresponding message

appears in the Driver Information

Centre 3 102.
Vehicle messages 3 103.

Engine stop

Electronic key must be inside the

vehicle, either in the card reader or

the front passenger compartment.
With the vehicle stationary, press

START/STOP to stop the engine. The

steering wheel lock is engaged when

the driver's door is opened and the

vehicle is locked.
If the electronic key is not detected, a

corresponding message appears in

the Driver Information Centre 3 102.

In this event, press START/STOP for

two seconds to stop the engine.
Central locking system 3 26.

Retained power off

Press START/STOP for more than

two seconds; the engine is stopped

while some functions, e.g.

Infotainment system, are available for

use for approx. 10 minutes.

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Driving and operating

These functions stop working when

the driver's door is opened and the

vehicle is locked.

Note

Always take the electronic key with

you when exiting the vehicle.
The electronic key being left in the

card reader is indicated by a warning

chime 3 104 and a message in the

Driver Information Centre 3 103

when the driver's door is opened.

9 Danger

Never leave an electronic key

inside the vehicle when children or

animals are left in the vehicle, to

avoid unintended operation of

windows, doors or engine. Risk of

fatal injury.

Fault

If the engine cannot be started, the

cause may be one of the following:

● Fault in electronic key.
● Electronic key out of reception

range.

● Battery voltage too low.

● Overload of the central locking

system by operating at frequent

intervals, the power supply is

interrupted for a short time.

● Interference from higher-power

radio waves from other sources.

Battery replacement 3 22.
Central locking system 3 26.
Electronic key system 3 24.

Starting the engine

Manual transmission: operate clutch.
Do not accelerate.

Diesel engines: turn the key to

position 2 for preheating until control

indicator ! extinguishes in the

instrument cluster 3 100.
Turn key to position 3 and release.
The increased engine speed

automatically returns to normal idling

speed as the engine temperature

rises.
Start attempts should not last longer

than 15 seconds. If engine does not

start, wait 15 seconds before

repeating starting procedure. If

necessary, depress accelerator

before repeating starting procedure.
Before restarting or to switch off the

engine, turn key back to 0.
During an Autostop, the engine can

be started by depressing the clutch

pedal.
Stop-start system 3 136.

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