Opel Astra (2019 year). Manual - part 10


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Opel Astra (2019 year). Manual - part 10




Climate control

Heated exterior mirrors Ü 3 41.
Heated seats ß 3 55.
Ventilated seats A 3 55.
Heated steering wheel A 3 93.

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


● Open all air vents to allow

optimised air distribution in

automatic mode.

● Press A/C 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 knob. Recommended

temperature is 22 °C.

The fan speed regulation in automatic

mode can be changed in the Settings

Vehicle personalisation 3 125.

Temperature preselection


Climate control


Set temperatures to the desired

value. The knob on the passenger

side changes the temperature for the

passenger side.The knob on the

driver's side changes the temperature

for the driver's side or for both sides

depending on activation of

synchronisation SYNC.
The selected temperature is indicated

in the display of the knob.
If the minimum temperature Lo is set,

the climate control system runs at

maximum cooling, if cooling A/C is

switched on.
If the maximum temperature Hi is set,

the climate control system runs at

maximum heating.


If A/C is switched on, reducing the

set cabin temperature can cause the

engine to restart from an Autostop or

inhibit an Autostop.

Stop-start system 3 162.

Dual zone temperature

synchronisation SYNC

Press SYNC to link passenger side

temperature setting to the driver side.

The LED in the button illuminates to

indicate activation.
When passenger side settings will be

adjusted, synchronisation is

deactivated and the LED


Demisting and defrosting the

windows V

● Press V. The LED in the button

illuminates to indicate activation.

● Temperature and air distribution

are set automatically and the fan

runs at high speed.

● Switch on heated rear window Ü.
● To return to previous mode:

press V, to return to automatic

mode: press AUTO.

Settings of automatic rear window

heating can be changed in the

Settings menu in the Info-Display.

Vehicle personalisation 3 125.


If V is pressed while the engine is

running, an Autostop will be inhibited

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

on and the engine running, an

Autostop will be inhibited until l 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




Climate control

If l is pressed with the fan switched

on while the engine is in an

Autostop, the engine will restart


Stop-start system 3 162.

System on or off ON/OFF

Cooling, fan and automatic mode can

be switched off by pressing ON/OFF.

When the system is deactivated, the

LED in the button ON/OFF is off.
Activation by pressing ON/OFF, A/C

or AUTO. The LED in the button

illuminates to indicate activation.

Manual settings

Climate control system settings can

be changed by activating the buttons

and rotary knobs as described below.

Changing a setting will deactivate the

automatic mode.

Fan speed Z

Press left button to decrease or right

button to increase fan speed. The fan

speed is indicated by the number of

LEDs in the button.
Pressing the left button for longer: fan

and cooling are switched off.
Pressing the right button for longer:

the fan runs at maximum speed.
To return to automatic mode: Press


Air distribution l, M, K

Press the appropriate button for the

desired adjustment. The LED in the

button illuminates to indicate


: to windscreen and front door

windows (air conditioning is

activated in the background to

help preventing windows from



: to head area via adjustable air



: to foot well and windscreen

All combinations are possible.
Return to automatic air distribution:

press AUTO.


Climate control


Cooling A/C

Press A/C 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 A/C again to switch off cooling.
The air conditioning system cools and

dehumidifies (dries) when outside

temperature is above a specific level.

Therefore condensation may form

and drip from under the vehicle.
If no cooling or drying is required,

switch off the cooling system for fuel

saving reasons.

When the cooling system is switched

off, no engine restart will be

requested by the climate control

system during an Autostop.

Exception: defrost system is activated

and outside temperature above 0 °C

requests a restart.
Stop-start system 3 162.
The display will indicate A/C ON when

cooling is activated or A/C OFF when

the cooling is deactivated.

Manual air recirculation 4

Press 4 to activate the air

recirculation mode. The LED in the

button illuminates to indicate


Press 4 again to deactivate

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 l.

Automatic air recirculation

An air humidity sensor switches

automatically to external air if internal

air humidity is too high.



Climate control

Basic settings

Some settings can be changed in the

Settings menu in the Info-Display.

Vehicle personalisation 3 125.

Auxiliary heater

Air heater

Quickheat is an electric auxiliary air

heater which automatically warms up

the passenger compartment more


Air vents

Adjustable air vents

At least one air vent must be open

while cooling is on.

To open the vent, turn the adjuster

wheel towards the bigger W symbol.

Adjust the air amount at the vent

outlet by turning the adjuster wheel.

Direct the flow of air by tilting and

swivelling the slats.
To close the vent, turn the adjuster

wheel towards the smaller W symbol.

9 Warning

Do not attach any objects to the

slats of the air vents. Risk of

damage and injury in case of an


Fixed air vents

Additional air vents are located

beneath the windscreen and door

windows and in the foot wells.


Climate control



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


Air conditioning regular


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 the

outside temperature is too low.


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



Driving and operating

Driving and


Driving hints ............................... 157

Control of the vehicle ............... 157

Steering ................................... 157

Starting and operating ............... 157

New vehicle running-in ............ 157

Ignition switch positions ........... 157

Power button ........................... 158

Retained power off .................. 160

Starting the engine .................. 160

Overrun cut-off ........................ 162

Stop-start system .................... 162

Parking .................................... 165

Engine exhaust .......................... 167

Exhaust filter ............................ 167

Catalytic converter ................... 168

AdBlue ..................................... 169

Automatic transmission .............. 171

Transmission display ............... 171

Selector lever .......................... 172

Manual mode ........................... 173

Electronic driving programmes 173

Fault ........................................ 173

Interruption of power supply .... 174

Manual transmission .................. 174
Manual transmission automa‐

ted .............................................. 175

Transmission display ............... 175

Selector lever .......................... 176

Manual mode ........................... 177

Electronic driving programmes 177

Fault ........................................ 177

Brakes ........................................ 178

Antilock brake system ............. 178

Parking brake .......................... 179

Brake assist ............................. 181

Hill start assist ......................... 181

Ride control systems ................. 181

Traction Control system .......... 181

Electronic Stability Control ...... 182

Sport mode .............................. 183

Driver assistance systems ......... 184

Cruise control .......................... 184

Speed limiter ........................... 186

Adaptive cruise control ............ 187

Forward collision alert ............. 195

Following distance indication ... 197

Active emergency braking ....... 198

Parking assist .......................... 201

Side blind spot alert ................. 209

Rear view camera ................... 210

Traffic sign assistant ................ 212

Lane keep assist ..................... 216

Fuel ............................................ 219

Fuel for petrol engines ............. 219

Fuel for diesel engines ............ 220

Fuel for natural gas operation . 221

Refuelling ................................ 221

Trailer hitch ................................ 224

General information ................. 224

Driving characteristics and

towing tips .............................. 224

Trailer towing ........................... 224

Towing equipment ................... 225

Trailer stability assist ............... 228


Driving and operating


Driving hints

Control of the vehicle

Never coast with engine not


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

Stop-start system 3 162.

Idle boost

If charging of the vehicle battery is

required due to battery condition, the

power output of the generator must

be increased. This will be achieved by

an idle boost which may be audible.
A message appears in the Driver

Information Centre.


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 side.


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


Starting and operating

New vehicle running-in

Do not brake unnecessarily hard for

the first few journeys.
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

Additionally, the cleaning process of

the exhaust filter may take place more

Exhaust filter 3 167.
Autostop may be inhibited to allow for

charging of the vehicle battery.

Ignition switch positions

Turn key:



Driving and operating

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 on power mode: Ignition

is on, diesel engine is preheating.

Control indicators illuminate and

most electrical functions are

operable. To turn the key from

position 2 to 1 or 0, first push the

key all the way in towards the

steering column.

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

Accessory power mode

Press Engine Start/Stop once without

operating clutch or brake pedal. The

yellow LED in the button illuminates.

Steering wheel lock is released and

some electrical functions are

operable, ignition is off.
Ignition on power mode

Press and hold Engine Start/Stop for

six seconds without operating clutch

or brake pedal. The green LED in the

button illuminates, diesel engine is


Driving and operating


preheating. Control indicators

illuminate and most electrical

functions are operable.
Engine start

Operate clutch pedal (manual

transmission) or brake pedal

(automatic transmission or manual

transmission automated) and press

Engine Start/Stop once more.

Release button after starting

procedure begins. Release the button

after starting procedure begins.
Ignition off

Press Engine Start/Stop briefly in

each mode or when engine is running

and vehicle is stationary. Some

functions remain active until driver's

door is opened, provided the ignition

was on previously.
Emergency shut off during driving

Press Engine Start/Stop for longer

than two seconds or press twice

briefly within five seconds 3 160.

Steering wheel lock

The steering wheel lock activates

automatically when:

● The vehicle is stationary.
● The ignition has been switched


● The driver's door is opened.

To release steering wheel lock, open

and close driver's door and switch on

accessory mode or start the engine


9 Warning

If the vehicle battery is discharged,

the vehicle must not be towed,

tow-started or jump-started as the

steering wheel lock cannot be


Operation on vehicles with

electronic key system in case of


If either the electronic key fails or the

battery of the electronic key is weak,

the Driver Information Centre may

display No Remote Detected or

Replace Battery in Remote Key when

you try to start the vehicle.
Place the electronic key solely

centred in the transmitter area in

longitudinal direction flat with buttons

upside as shown in the illustration.

Other objects, e.g. other keys,

transponder, tags, coins etc. must be

removed from the centre console.
Depress the clutch pedal (manual

transmission) or the brake pedal

(automatic transmission or manual

transmission automated) and press

Engine Start/Stop.



Driving and operating

To switch off the engine, press

Engine Start/Stop again. Remove the

electronic key from the centre

This option is intended for

emergencies only. Replace the

electronic key battery as soon as

possible 3 23.
For unlocking or locking the doors,

see fault in radio remote control unit

or electronic key system 3 25.

Retained power off

The following electronic systems can

work until the driver's door is opened

or for ten minutes after the ignition is

switched off:

● power windows
● sunroof
● power outlets

Starting the engine

Vehicles with ignition switch

Turn key to position 1 to release the

steering wheel lock.
Manual transmission: operate clutch

and brake pedal.
Automatic transmission: operate

brake pedal and move selector lever

to P or N.
Manual transmission automated:

operate brake pedal.
Do not operate accelerator pedal.

Diesel engines: turn the key to

position 2 for preheating and wait until

control indicator ! extinguishes.
Turn key briefly to position 3 and

release: an automatic procedure

operates the starter with a short delay

until the engine is running, see

Automatic Starter Control.
Manual transmission: during an

Autostop, the engine can be started

by depressing the clutch pedal



Automatic transmission or manual

transmission automated: during an

Autostop, the engine can be started

by releasing the brake pedal 3 162.


Driving and operating


Vehicles with power button

Manual transmission: operate clutch

and brake pedal.
Automatic transmission: operate

brake pedal and move selector lever

to P or N.
Manual transmission automated:

operate brake pedal.
Do not operate accelerator pedal.
Press and release Engine Start/Stop:

an automatic procedure operates the

starter with a short delay until the

engine is running, see automatic

starter control.

Before restarting or to switch off the

engine when vehicle is stationary,

press Engine Start/Stop once more

To start the engine during an


● Manual transmission: during an

Autostop, the engine can be

started by depressing the clutch

pedal 3 162.

● Automatic transmission or

manual transmission automated:

during an Autostop, the engine

can be started by releasing the

brake pedal 3 162.

Emergency shut off during driving

If the engine needs to be switched off

during driving in case of emergency,

press Engine Start/Stop for longer

than two seconds or press twice

briefly within five seconds.

9 Danger

Switching off the engine during

driving may cause loss of power

support for brake and steering

systems. Assistance systems and

airbag systems are disabled.

Lighting and brake lights will

extinguish. Therefore power down

the engine and ignition while

driving only when required in case

of emergency.

Starting the vehicle at low


Starting the engine without additional

heaters is possible down to -25 °С for

diesel engines and -30 °C for petrol

engines. Required is an engine oil

with the correct viscosity, the correct

fuel, performed services and a

sufficiently charged vehicle battery.

With temperatures below -30 °C the

automatic transmission requires a

warming phase of approx.

five minutes. The selector lever must

be in position P.

Automatic starter control

This function controls the engine

starting procedure. The driver does

not need to hold the key in position 3

or to hold Engine Start/Stop pressed.

Once applied, the system will go on



Driving and operating

starting automatically until the engine

is running. Because of the checking

procedure, the engine starts running

after a short delay.
Possible reasons for a non-starting


● Clutch pedal not operated

(manual transmission).

● Brake pedal not operated or

selector lever not in P or N

(automatic transmission).

● Brake pedal not operated

(manual transmission


● Timeout occurred.

Turbo engine warm-up

Upon start-up, engine available

torque may be limited for a short time,

especially when the engine

temperature is cold. The limitation is

to allow the lubrication system to fully

protect the engine.

Overrun cut-off

The fuel supply is automatically cut off

during overrun, i.e. when the vehicle

is driven with a gear engaged but

accelerator pedal is released.
Depending on driving conditions, the

overrun cut-off may be deactivated.

Stop-start system

The stop-start system helps to save

fuel and to reduce the exhaust

emissions. When conditions allow, it

switches off the engine as soon as the

vehicle is at a low speed or at a

standstill, e.g. at a traffic light or in a

traffic jam. The ignition stays on.
The engine switches on automatically

when certain conditions apply or

restart is activated by a driver.


The stop-start system is available as

soon as the engine is started, the

vehicle starts-off and the conditions

as stated below in this section are



Deactivate the stop-start system

manually by pressing D. The

deactivation is indicated when the

LED in the button illuminates.


Vehicles with manual transmission

Depending on the engine, two

versions of an Autostop are available.

See engine data to identify the engine

identifier code for your vehicle



Conventional Autostop
All engines except B16DTU have only

the conventional Autostop.


Driving and operating


An Autostop can be activated at a

speed lower than 5 km/h.
Activate a conventional Autostop as


● Depress the clutch pedal.
● Set the lever in neutral.
● Release the clutch pedal.

Early Autostop
Only the engine B16DTU has early

Autostop in addition to conventional

An Autostop can be activated at a

speed lower than 14 km/h.
Early Autostop is inhibited if the

incline is greater than 5%.
Activate an early Autostop as follows:

● Depress the brake pedal


● Depress the clutch pedal.

The engine will be switched off while

the ignition stays on.
Early Autostop is inhibited when the

turn signal is on, trailer hitch is

connected, the steering wheel is

moved beyond a certain point or the

inclines is greater than 5%.

Vehicles with automatic transmission

or manual transmission automated

If the vehicle is at a standstill with

depressed brake pedal, Autostop is

activated automatically.


An Autostop is indicated by the

needle at the AUTOSTOP position in

the tachometer.
After restart, the idle speed is

During an Autostop the performance

of the vehicle will be maintained.

Conditions for an Autostop

The stop-start system checks if each

of the following conditions is fulfilled:

● The stop-start system is not

manually deactivated.

● The bonnet is fully closed.
● The driver's door is closed or the

driver's seat belt is fastened.

● The vehicle battery is sufficiently

charged and in good condition.

● The engine is warmed up.
● The engine coolant temperature

is not too high.

● The engine exhaust temperature

is not too high, e.g. after driving

with high engine load.

● The ambient temperature is

above -5 °C.

● The brake vacuum is sufficient.
● Between the last Restart and a

new Autostop must be about

10 s.



Driving and operating

● The self-cleaning function of the

exhaust filter is not active.

● The vehicle was driven at least at

walking speed since the last


Otherwise an Autostop will be

The stop-start system will be

deactivated on inclines of 12% or

Certain settings of the climate control

system may inhibit an Autostop. See

Climate control chapter for more

details 3 147.
Immediately after motorway driving

an Autostop may be inhibited.
New vehicle running-in 3 157.

Vehicle battery discharge protection

To ensure reliable engine restarts,

several vehicle battery discharge

protection features are implemented

as part of the stop-start system.

Power saving measures

During an Autostop, several electrical

features such as auxiliary electric

heater or rear window heating are

disabled or switched to a power

saving mode. The fan speed of the

climate control system is reduced to

save power.

Restart of the engine by the driver

Vehicles with manual transmission

Depending on the engine, two

versions of a restart are available.

See engine data to identify the engine

identifier code for your vehicle



Conventional restart
Depress the clutch pedal to restart the

engine. For engines with late restart,

this is only possible without

depressing the brake pedal.
Late restart
All petrol engines and the diesel

engines B16DTU and B16DTR have

late restart in addition to conventional

restart. Late restart is only active on

inclines up to 5%.

● Depress the brake pedal.
● Depress the clutch pedal.

● Select first gear.
● Release the brake pedal to

restart the engine.

Vehicles with automatic transmission

or manual transmission automated:

Release the brake pedal or move

selector lever out of D into N or P to

restart the engine.

Restart of the engine by the stop-

start system

On vehicles with manual transmission

which are in a conventional Autostop,

the selector lever must be in neutral

to enable an automatic restart.
On vehicles with manual transmission

which are in an early Autostop, an

automatic restart is possible, when

not in neutral if the brake pedal and

the clutch pedal are depressed.
On vehicles with automatic

transmission or manual transmission

automated, the selector lever must be

in D to enable an automatic restart.
The engine will be restarted

automatically by the stop-start

system, if one of the following

conditions occurs during an Autostop:


Driving and operating


● The stop-start system is

manually deactivated.

● The bonnet is opened.
● The driver's seat belt is

unfastened and / or the driver's

door is opened.

● The engine temperature is too


● The charging level of the vehicle

battery is below a defined level.

● The brake vacuum is not


● The vehicle is driven at least at

walking speed.

● The climate control system

requests an engine start.

● The desired compartment

temperature does not match the

actual temperature.

● The air conditioning is manually

switched on.

If the bonnet is not fully closed, a

warning message is displayed in the

Driver Information Centre.

If an electrical accessory, e.g. a

portable CD player, is connected to

the power outlet, a brief power drop

during the restart might be noticeable.


If a trailer or a bike carrier is

attached, early Autostop and late

restart is deactivated.


9 Warning

● Do not park the vehicle on an

easily ignitable surface. The

high temperature of the

exhaust system could ignite the


● Always apply the parking

brake. Activate the manual

parking brake without pressing

the release button. Apply as

firmly as possible on a downhill

slope or uphill slope. Depress

brake pedal at the same time to

reduce operating force.
For vehicles with electric

parking brake, pull switch m for

a minimum of one second until

control indicator m illuminates

constantly and electric parking

brake is applied 3 110.

● Switch off the engine.
● If the vehicle is on a level

surface or uphill slope, engage

first gear or set the selector

lever to position P before

removing the ignition key or

switching off ignition on

vehicles with power button. On

an uphill slope, turn the front

wheels away from the kerb.
If the vehicle is on a downhill

slope, engage reverse gear or

set the selector lever to position

P before removing the ignition

key or switching off ignition on

vehicles with power button.

Turn the front wheels towards

the kerb.

● Close the windows and the


● Remove the ignition key from

the ignition switch or switch off

ignition on vehicles with power









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