Opel Vivaro (2018 year). Manual - part 11

 

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Opel Vivaro (2018 year). Manual - part 11

 

 

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Move the safety catch, located

slightly right of centre, to the left and

raise the bonnet.
The bonnet is held open

automatically by a lifter.
If the bonnet is opened during an

Autostop, the engine will be restarted

automatically for safety reasons.
Stop-start system 3 136.

Caution

Ensure the windscreen wiper is

switched off before opening the

bonnet 3 86.

Closing

Lower the bonnet and allow it to fall

into the latch from a low height

(approx. 30 cm). Check that the

bonnet is engaged.

Caution

Do not press the bonnet into the

latch, to avoid dents.

9 Warning

In the event of even a minor head-

on collision, have the bonnet

safety catch checked by a

workshop.

Engine oil

Check the engine oil level manually

on a regular basis to prevent damage

to the engine.
Ensure that the correct specification

of oil is used. Recommended fluids

and lubricants 3 205.
The maximum engine oil

consumption is 0.6 l per 1000 km.

Check with the vehicle on a level

surface. The engine must be at

operating temperature and switched

off for at least ten minutes.

Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean,

reinsert fully, pull out and read the

engine oil level.
When the engine oil level has

dropped to the MIN mark, top-up

engine oil.

Caution

Do not allow the engine oil level to

drop below the minimum level!

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We recommend the use of the same

grade of engine oil that was used at

the last change.
The engine oil level must not exceed

the maximum mark MAX on the

dipstick.

Caution

Overfilled engine oil must be

drained or suctioned out.

To prevent spillage when

replenishing the engine oil, we

recommend using a funnel to top-up

the engine oil. Ensure funnel is

securely located onto the filler pipe.

After topping-up, put the funnel into a

plastic bag and stow it securely.
A stabilization of the engine oil

consumption will not take place until

the vehicle has been driven several

thousand kilometres. Only then can

the actual degree of consumption be

established.
If consumption exceeds more than

0.6 litres every 1000 km after this

running-in period, consult a

workshop.
Capacities 3 219.
Fit the cap on straight and tighten it.

Engine air filter

Engine air flow indicator

On certain models, an indicator is

located in the engine induction

system and indicates if the air-intake

to the engine is restricted.
Clear

: No restriction

Red tell-tale : Restricted
If the red tell-tale is displayed when

the engine is running, consult a

workshop.

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Engine coolant

The coolant provides freeze

protection down to approx. -28 °C.

Caution

Only use approved antifreeze.

Coolant level

Caution

Too low a coolant level can cause

engine damage.

If the cooling system is cold, the

coolant level should be just above the

MINI mark. Top-up if the level is low.

9 Warning

Allow the engine to cool before

opening the cap. Carefully open

the cap, relieving the pressure

slowly.

Top-up with antifreeze. If no

antifreeze is available, use clean tap

water or distilled water. Install the cap

tightly. Have the antifreeze

concentration checked and have the

cause of the coolant loss remedied by

a workshop.
If a substantial amount of coolant is

required, it will be necessary to bleed

any trapped air from the cooling

system. Seek the assistance of a

workshop.
If the coolant temperature is too high,

control indicator W 3 99 illuminates

red in the instrument cluster, together

with C 3 98. Consult a workshop if

coolant level is sufficient.

Power steering fluid

Caution

Extremely small amounts of

contamination can cause steering

system damage and cause it to not

work properly. Do not allow

contaminates to contact the fluid

side of the reservoir cap or from

entering the reservoir.

The power steering fluid reservoir is

located below the front left wheel

arch, behind a trim panel.
The fluid level normally does not need

to be checked. If an unusual noise is

heard during steering or if the power

steering reacts conspicuously, seek

the assistance of a workshop.

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If the fluid level in the reservoir falls

below the MIN mark consult a

workshop.

Washer fluid

Fill with clean water mixed with a

suitable quantity of windscreen

washer fluid which contains

antifreeze.

Caution

Only washer fluid with a sufficient

antifreeze concentration provides

protection at low temperatures or

a sudden drop in temperature.
Use of washer fluid containing

isopropanol can damage exterior

lamps.

Washer fluid 3 205.

Brakes

Once new brake linings are installed,

do not brake unnecessarily hard for

the first few journeys.

Brake fluid

9 Warning

Brake fluid is poisonous and

corrosive. Avoid contact with eyes,

skin, fabrics and painted surfaces.

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The brake fluid level must be between

the MINI and MAXI marks.
When topping up, ensure maximum

cleanliness as contamination of the

brake fluid can lead to brake system

malfunctions. Have the cause of the

loss of brake fluid remedied by a

workshop.
Only use high-performance brake

fluid approved for your vehicle.
Brake fluid 3 205.

Vehicle battery

The vehicle battery is located under a

cover in the engine compartment.

The vehicle battery is maintenance-

free provided that the driving profile

allows sufficient charging of the

battery. Short-distance driving and

frequent engine starts can discharge

the battery. Avoid the use of

unnecessary electrical consumers.
Control indicator p illuminates if

there is a fault with the charging

system. Stop, switch off engine and

seek the assistance of a workshop.
Charging system 3 98.

Batteries do not belong in household

waste. They must be disposed of at

an appropriate recycling collection

point.
Laying up the vehicle for more than

four weeks can lead to battery

discharge.

9 Danger

Ensure the ignition is switched off

completely (the vehicle must not

be in an Autostop) before

connecting or disconnecting the

vehicle battery.
Stop-start system 3 136.

Replacing the vehicle battery

Ensure that the battery is always

replaced by the same type of battery.
Seek the assistance of a workshop to

have the vehicle battery replaced.
Stop-start system 3 136.

Charging the vehicle battery

9 Warning

On vehicles with stop-start

system, ensure that the charging

potential does not exceed 14.6 V

when using a battery charger.

Otherwise the vehicle battery may

be damaged.

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9 Danger

Ensure adequate ventilation when

charging the battery. There is a

risk of explosion if gases

generated during charging are

allowed to accumulate!

Jump starting 3 197.

Warning label

Meaning of symbols:

● No sparks, naked flames or

smoking.

● Always shield eyes. Explosive

gases can cause blindness or

injury.

● Keep the vehicle battery out of

reach of children.

● The vehicle battery contains

sulfuric acid which could cause

blindness or serious burn

injuries.

● See the Owner's Manual for

further information.

● Explosive gas may be present in

the vicinity of the battery.

Additional battery

Depending on the vehicle's auxiliary

equipment, certain models may have

an additional battery mounted under

the front passenger bench seat.

Note

The additional battery is

automatically connected to the main

vehicle battery only when the engine

is running. It does not need to be

manually disconnected before

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disconnecting the main vehicle

battery or before jump starting the

vehicle.
The terminals are designed for

additional electrical consumers up to

a maximum of 50 A.
Jump starting 3 197.

Diesel fuel filter

The diesel fuel filter is accessible from

the underside of the vehicle.

Drain filter of residual water at every

engine oil change.

Place a container underneath the

filter housing. Loosen the knurled

screw on the lower part of the filter by

approx. one turn, to drain off the

water.
The filter is drained as soon as water-

free diesel fuel emerges. Retighten

the screw.
Check diesel fuel filter at shorter

intervals if the vehicle is subjected to

extreme operating conditions.

Diesel fuel system bleeding

If the fuel tank has been run dry, it will

be necessary to air vent or bleed the

diesel fuel system.
Refuel then proceed as follows:

With ignition key

● Switch on the ignition (key to

position 2) for five seconds at a

time.

● Switch off ignition (key to position

1) for three seconds.

● Repeat this process multiple

times.

● Start the engine (key to position

3) then switch off (key to position

0).

Ignition switch positions 3 132.

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With power button

● Insert the electronic key in the

card reader.

● Press START/STOP without

pressing any of the pedals.

● Wait a few minutes before

starting engine.

Power button 3 132.
If the engine fails to start, seek the

assistance of a workshop.
Starting the engine 3 134.

Wiper blade replacement

Wiper blades on the windscreen

Before replacing the wiper blades,

move the wiper lever to the

maintenance position (if equipped).
Windscreen wiper/washer 3 86.

Lift the wiper arm, press button to

disengage the wiper blade and

remove.
Attach new wiper blade slightly

angled to the wiper arm and push until

it engages.
Lower wiper arm carefully.

Wiper blade on the rear window

Lift wiper arm, press retaining lugs

together to disengage the wiper blade

and raise to remove.
Lower wiper arm carefully.
When attaching new wiper blade,

ensure it is engaged securely.

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Bulb replacement

Switch off the ignition and turn off the

relevant switch or close the doors.
Only hold a new bulb at the base. Do

not touch the bulb glass with bare

hands.
Use only the same bulb type for

replacement.

Bulb check

After a bulb replacement, switch on

the ignition, operate and check the

lights.

Headlights

Low beam and high beam

Replace headlight bulbs from within

the engine compartment.

1. Remove protective cover by

rotating it anticlockwise.

2. Detach wiring connector.
3. Release retaining clip (see

illustration) and remove bulb.

4. Renew bulb and install retaining

clip ensuring that bulb is in correct

orientation.

5. Reattach wiring connector and

protective cover.

Sidelights/Daytime running lights

1. Remove protective cover by

rotating it anticlockwise.

2. Release retaining clips and

remove bulb holder from reflector

housing.

3. Renew bulb.
4. Install bulb holder in reflector

housing and engage retaining

clips.

5. Install protective cover.

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Daytime running light with LEDs

Daytime running lights consist of

LEDs which cannot be changed.

Consult a workshop in case of a

defective LED.

Fog lights

Access the front fog light bulb from

beneath the vehicle.

1. On left vehicle side, release

retaining clip and open the access

cover.
On right vehicle side, remove the

two screws and retaining clips to

remove the access cover.

2. Detach wiring connector.
3. Rotate bulb holder anticlockwise

and remove bulb.

4. Renew bulb and install bulb

holder.

5. Reattach wiring connector.
6. On left vehicle side, close the

access cover.
On right vehicle side, install the

access cover and replace the

two screws.

Front turn signal lights

1. Remove bulb holder from reflector

housing by rotating anticlockwise.

2. Renew bulb.
3. Install bulb holder in reflector

housing.

Tail lights

Rear brake, turn signal and tail

lights

Open rear doors / tailgate to access

the tail lights.

1. Remove the three bolts (using the

tool supplied).

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2. Carefully pull lamp assembly from

retaining pins on the outer side

and remove.

3. Detach wiring connector from

lamp assembly.

4. Rotate bulb holder anticlockwise

to separate from lamp.

5. Renew bulb.
6. Push to install the bulb holder into

the lamp, then rotate clockwise to

secure.

7. Reattach wiring connector to lamp

assembly and check that it is

located correctly.

8. Replace lamp assembly into

original position, ensuring that it is

seated correctly on retaining pins.

9. Replace the three bolts.

Side turn signal lights

1. Release lamp assembly from

fender by depressing clips using a

suitable tool and lift out lamp

assembly from aperture.

2. Remove bulb holder from lamp

assembly by rotating

anticlockwise and renew bulb.

3. Install bulb holder in lamp

assembly and install lamp

assembly into aperture.

Centre high-mounted brake

light

Rear doors

1. Open the rear doors.

2. Remove the two bolts from inside

the rear doors.

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3. From outside the vehicle, remove

the bulb holder by releasing the

clips with a flat blade screwdriver.

4. Renew bulb.
5. Install bulb holder and replace the

two bolts.

Tailgate

1. Open the tailgate.

2. Remove the two bolts from the

tailgate.

3. From outside the vehicle, remove

the bulb holder by releasing the

clips with a flat blade screwdriver.

4. Renew bulb.
5. Install bulb holder and replace the

two bolts.

Reversing light

1. Remove the two bolts (using the

tool supplied) and remove lamp

assembly.

2. Detach wiring connector from

lamp assembly.

3. Rotate bulb housing anticlockwise

to separate from lamp assembly.

4. Renew lower bulb.

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5. Push to install the bulb holder into

the lamp assembly, then rotate

clockwise to secure.

6. Reattach wiring connector to lamp

assembly.

7. Install lamp assembly with the

two bolts.

Number plate light

H1 roof height

1. Prise out lamp using a flat blade

screwdriver.

2. Detach wiring connector.
3. Prise off lens to release the clips.

4. Renew bulb.
5. Install lens and reattach wiring

connector.

6. Replace lamp in housing.

H2 roof height

1. Remove the two screws (using

the tool supplied) to release lens.

2. Renew bulb.
3. Install lens in housing and replace

the two screws.

Fog tail light

1. Remove the two bolts (using the

tool supplied) and remove lamp

assembly.

2. Detach wiring connector from

lamp assembly.

3. Rotate bulb housing anticlockwise

to separate from lamp assembly.

4. Renew upper bulb.
5. Push to install the bulb holder into

the lamp assembly, then rotate

clockwise to secure.

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6. Reattach wiring connector to lamp

assembly.

7. Install lamp assembly with the

two bolts.

Interior lights

Front and rear courtesy lights

1. Release lens assembly from the

clips and the locator using a flat

blade screwdriver.

2. Renew bulb.
3. Install lens assembly.

Load compartment light

1. Release lens assembly from the

clips using a flat blade

screwdriver.

2. Remove rear cover on lamp

assembly.

3. Renew bulb.
4. Install rear cover and lamp

assembly.

Glovebox light

1. Remove lens assembly using a

flat blade screwdriver.

2. Renew bulb.
3. Install lens assembly.

Instrument panel

illumination

Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.

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Electrical system

Fuses

Data on the replacement fuse must

match the data on the defective fuse.
There are two fuse boxes in the

vehicle:

● on the left-hand side of the

instrument panel, behind the trim

panel

● in the engine compartment

located next to the battery

Note

The engine compartment fuse box

should only be accessed by a

workshop.

Before replacing a fuse, turn off the

respective switch and the ignition.
There are different types of fuses in

the vehicle.

Depending on the type of fuse, a

blown fuse can be recognised by its

melted wire. Do not replace the fuse

until the cause of the fault has been

remedied.

It is advisable to carry a full set of

fuses. Provision is made in the fuse

box for the storing of spare fuses.
Some functions are protected by

several fuses.
Fuses may also be inserted without

existence of a function.

Note

Not all fuse box descriptions in this

Owner's Manual may apply to your

vehicle. Refer to the fuse box label,

where fitted.

Fuse extractor

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A fuse extractor may be located on

the instrument panel fuse box cover.
Place the fuse extractor on the

various types of fuse from the top or

side, and withdraw fuse.

Instrument panel fuse box

The fuse box is located on the left-

hand side of the instrument panel,

behind a trim panel.
Pull upper part of trim panel and

remove to access the fuse box.
Do not store any objects behind this

panel.
Some circuits may be protected by

several fuses.

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