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Instruments and controls

Telematics service

OnStar

OnStar is a personal connectivity and

service assistant with integrated

Wi-Fi hotspot. The OnStar service is

available 24 hours a day, seven days

a week.

Note

OnStar is not available for all

markets. For further information,

contact your workshop.
Note

In order to be available and

operational, OnStar needs a valid

OnStar subscription, functioning

vehicle electrics, mobile service and

GPS satellite link.

To activate the OnStar services and

set up an account, press Z and speak

with an advisor.

Depending on the equipment of the

vehicle, the following services are

available:

● Emergency services and support

in the case of a vehicle

breakdown

● Wi-Fi hotspot
● Smartphone application
● Remote control, e.g. location of

the vehicle, activation of horn and

lights, control of central locking

system

● Stolen vehicle assistance
● Vehicle diagnostics
● Destination download

Note

The OnStar module of the vehicle is

deactivated after ten days without an

ignition cycle. Functions requiring a

data connection will be available

again after switching on the ignition.

OnStar buttons

Privacy button

Press and hold j until a message is

heard to activate or deactivate the

transmission of the vehicle location.
Press j to answer a call or to end a

call to an advisor.
Press j to access the Wi-Fi settings.

Service button

Press Z to establish a connection to

an advisor.

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SOS button

Press [ to establish a priority

emergency connection to a specially

trained emergency advisor.

Status LED

Green: The system is ready with

activated transmission of the vehicle

location.
Green flashing: The system is on a

call.
Red: A problem arose.
Off: The system is ready with

deactivated transmission of the

vehicle location or the system is in

standby mode.
Red / green flashing for a short period

of time: The transmission of the

vehicle location has been

deactivated.

OnStar services

General services

If you need any information e.g.

opening hours, points of interest and

destinations or if you need any

support e.g. in the case of a vehicle

breakdown, a flat tyre and empty fuel

tank, press Z to establish a

connection to an advisor.

Emergency services

In the case of an emergency situation,

press [ and talk to an advisor. The

advisor then contacts emergency or

assistance service providers and

directs them to your vehicle.
In the case of an accident with

activation of airbags or belt

tensioners, an automatic emergency

call is established. The advisor is

immediately connected to your

vehicle to see whether help is

needed.

Wi-Fi hotspot

The Wi-Fi hotspot of the vehicle

provides internet connectivity with a

maximum speed of 4G/LTE.

Note

The Wi-Fi hotspot functionality is not

available for all markets.
Note

Some mobile devices connect to Wi-

Fi hotspots automatically and use

mobile data capacity in the

background, even if they are not in

use. This includes automatic

updates, downloads, as well as

programme or app synchronisation

traffic. The data volume purchased

via OnStar might be consumed

rapidly. Turn off automatic

synchronisations in the settings of

your device.

Up to seven devices may be

connected.
To connect a mobile device with the

Wi-Fi hotspot:

1. Press j and then select Wi-Fi

settings on the Info Display. The

settings displayed include the Wi-

Fi hotspot name (SSID),

password and connection type.

2. Start a Wi-Fi network search on

your mobile device.

3. Select your vehicle hotspot

(SSID) when listed.

4. When prompted, enter the

password on your mobile device.

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Note

To change the SSID or password,

press Z and talk to an advisor or log

in to your account.

To switch off the Wi-Fi hotspot

functionality, press Z to call an

advisor.

Smartphone app

With the myOpel smartphone app,

some vehicle functions can be

operated remotely.
The following functions are available:

● Lock or unlock vehicle.
● Honk horn or flash lights.
● Check fuel level, engine oil life

and tyre pressure (only with tyre

pressure monitoring system).

● Send navigation destination to

the vehicle, if equipped with a

built-in navigation system.

● Locate vehicle on a map.
● Manage Wi-Fi settings.

To operate these functions, download

the app from App Store

®

 or

Google Play™ Store.

Remote control

If desired, use any phone to call an

advisor, who can remotely operate

specific vehicle functions. Find the

respective OnStar phone number on

our country-specific website.
The following functions are available:

● Lock or unlock vehicle.
● Provide information on the

vehicle location.

● Honk horn or flash lights.

Stolen vehicle assistance

If the vehicle is stolen, report the theft

to the authorities and request OnStar

stolen vehicle assistance. Use any

phone to call an advisor. Find the

respective OnStar phone number on

our country-specific website.
OnStar can provide support in

locating and recovering the vehicle.
Theft alert

When the anti-theft alarm system is

triggered, a notification is sent to

OnStar. You are then informed about

this event by text message or email.

Restart prevention

By sending remote signals, OnStar

can prevent the vehicle from

restarting once it has been turned off.

On-demand diagnostics

At any time e.g. if the vehicle displays

a vehicle message, press Z to

contact an advisor and ask to

complete a real-time diagnostic check

to directly determine the issue.

Depending on the results, the advisor

will provide further support.

Diagnostic report

The vehicle automatically transmits

diagnostic data to OnStar which

sends a monthly email report to you

and your preferred workshop.

Note

The workshop notification function

can be disabled in your account.

The report contains the status of key

operating systems of the vehicle like

engine, transmission, airbags, ABS,

and other major systems. It also

provides information on possible

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maintenance items and tyre pressure

(only with tyre pressure monitoring

system).
To look at the information in greater

detail, select the link within the email

and log in to your account.

Destination download

A desired destination can be directly

downloaded to the navigation system.
Press Z to call an advisor and

describe the destination or point of

interest.
The advisor can look up any address

or point of interest and directly send

the destination to the built-in

navigation system.

OnStar settings

OnStar PIN

To have full access to all OnStar

services, a four-digit PIN is required.

The PIN has to be personalised when

first talking to an advisor.
To change the PIN, press Z to call an

advisor.

Account data

An OnStar subscriber has an account

where all the data is stored. To

request a change of the account

information, press Z and talk to an

advisor or log in to your account.
If the OnStar service is used on

another vehicle, press Z and request

that the account be transferred to the

new vehicle.

Note

In any case, if the vehicle is disposed

of, sold or otherwise transferred,

immediately inform OnStar about

the changes and terminate the

OnStar service on this vehicle.

Vehicle location

The vehicle location is transmitted to

OnStar when service is requested or

triggered. A message on the Info

Display informs about this

transmission.
To activate or deactivate the

transmission of the vehicle location,

press and hold j until an audio

message is heard.

The deactivation is indicated by the

status light flashing red and green for

a short period of time and each time

the vehicle is started.

Note

If the transmission of the vehicle

location is deactivated, some

services are no longer available.
Note

The vehicle location always remains

accessible to OnStar in the case of

an emergency.

Find the privacy policy in your

account.

Software updates

OnStar may remotely carry out

software updates without further

notice or consent. These updates are

to enhance or maintain safety and

security or the operation of the

vehicle.
These updates may concern privacy

issues. Find the privacy policy in your

account.

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Lighting

Lighting

Exterior lighting ............................ 90

Light switch ................................ 90

High beam ................................. 90

Headlight flash ........................... 90

Headlight range adjustment ...... 91

Headlights when driving

abroad ...................................... 91

Daytime running lights ............... 91

Cornering lights ......................... 91

Hazard warning flashers ............ 91

Turn lights .................................. 92

Front fog lights ........................... 92

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

Parking lights ............................. 93

Reversing lights ......................... 93

Misted light covers ..................... 93

Interior lighting ............................. 93

Instrument panel illumination

control ....................................... 93

Interior lights .............................. 94

Reading lights ............................ 94

Lighting features .......................... 94

Exit lighting ................................ 94

Battery discharge protection ...... 95

Exterior lighting

Light switch

Turn light switch:
7

: lights off

8

: sidelights

9

: headlights

Control indicator 8 3 74.

Tail lights

Tail lights are illuminated together

with headlights and sidelights.

High beam

To switch from low to high beam,

push stalk.
To switch to low beam, push stalk

again or pull.

Headlight flash

To activate the headlight flash, pull

stalk.

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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

Headlights when driving

abroad

Headlight aim has been preset and

should need no further adjustment.

When driving in countries with

opposite hand traffic, it is not

necessary to adjust the headlights.

Daytime running lights

Daytime running light increases

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

when ignition is on.

Cornering lights

On tight bends or when turning off,

depending on the steering angle or

the indicator light signal, an additional

left or right reflector is switched on

which illuminates the road in the

direction of travel. It is activated up to

a speed of 40 km/h.

Hazard warning flashers

Operated by pressing ¨.
In the event of an accident with airbag

deployment, the hazard warning

flashers are activated automatically.

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Lighting

Turn lights

stalk up

: right turn light

stalk down : left turn light
A resistance point can be felt when

moving the stalk.
Constant flashing is activated when

the stalk is being moved beyond the

resistance point. It is deactivated

when the steering wheel is moved in

the opposite direction or stalk is

manually moved back to its neutral

position.

Activate temporary flashing by

holding the stalk just before the

resistance point. Turn lights will flash

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

briefly without passing the resistance

point.

Front fog lights

Operated by pressing >.

Rear fog light

Operated by pressing r.
Light switch in position 8: Rear fog

light can only be switched on with

front fog lights.

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Parking lights

When the vehicle is parked, the

parking lights on one side can be

activated:

1. Switch off the ignition.
2. Move the stalk all the way up (right

parking lights) or down (left

parking lights).

Activation is confirmed by an acoustic

signal and the corresponding turn

light control indicator.

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.

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Lighting

Interior lights

When opening a door, the courtesy

light automatically switches on and

then off after a delay.
When exterior lighting has been on,

courtesy light will turn on when

ignition is switched off.

Note

In the event of an accident with

airbag deployment, the courtesy

lights are turned on automatically.

Courtesy light

Operate rocker switch:
centre

position w

: automatic switching on

when opening a door,

turns off after a delay

press d

: permanently on

press K

: permanently off

Reading lights

Operated by pressing the buttons in

front.

Lighting features

Exit lighting

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 the ignition.
2. Remove the ignition key.
3. Open driver's door.

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4. Pull the stalk.
5. Close the driver's door.

If the driver's door is not closed the

lights switch off after 2 minutes.
Exit lighting is switched off

immediately if the stalk is pulled while

the driver's door is open.
Activation, deactivation and duration

of this function can be changed in the

Info Display.
Vehicle personalisation 3 83.
The settings can be saved for the key

being used 3 22.

Battery discharge protection

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

Climate control

Climate control systems ............... 96

Heating and ventilation system . 96

Air conditioning system ............. 97

Electronic climate control

system ...................................... 99

Air vents ..................................... 102

Adjustable air vents ................. 102

Fixed air vents ......................... 103

Maintenance .............................. 103

Air intake ................................. 103

Air conditioning regular

operation ................................ 103

Service .................................... 103

Climate control systems

Heating and ventilation

system

Controls for:

● temperature
● fan speed
● air distribution

4

: air recirculation

Ü

: heated rear window

Heated rear window Ü 3 32.
Heated exterior mirrors Ü 3 29.
Heated seats ß 3 37.

Heated steering wheel * 3 60.

Temperature

Adjust the temperature by turning the

temperature control.
red : warm

blue : cold
Heating will not be fully effective until

the engine has reached normal

operating temperature.

Fan speed

Adjust the air flow by switching the fan

to the desired speed.

Air distribution

M

: to head area via adjustable air

vents

L

: to head area and foot well

K

: to foot well, with a small amount

of air being directed to

windscreen and front door

windows

J

: to windscreen and foot well,

with a small amount of air being

directed to front door windows

V

: to windscreen and front door

windows

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Intermediate settings are possible.

Demisting and defrosting the

windows

● Set air distribution control to V.
● Set temperature control to

warmest level.

● Set fan speed to highest speed.
● Switch on heated rear window Ü.
● Open side air vents as required

and direct them towards door

windows.

● For simultaneous warming of the

foot well, set air distribution

control to J.

Air conditioning system

Controls for:

● temperature
● fan speed
● air distribution

A/C : cooling

4

: air recirculation

Ü

: heated rear window

Heated rear window Ü 3 32.
Heated exterior mirrors Ü 3 29.
Heated seats ß 3 37.
Heated steering wheel * 3 60.

Temperature

Adjust the temperature by turning the

temperature control.
red : warm

blue : cold
Heating will not be fully effective until

the engine has reached normal

operating temperature.

Fan speed

Adjust the air flow by switching the fan

to the desired speed.

Air distribution

M

: to head area via adjustable air

vents

L

: to head area and foot well

K

: to foot well, with a small amount

of air being directed to

windscreen and front door

windows

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Climate control

J

: to windscreen and foot well,

with a small amount of air being

directed to front door windows

V

: to windscreen and front door

windows (air conditioning is

activated in the background to

help preventing windows from

fogging)

Intermediate settings are possible.

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) as soon as the

outside temperature is slightly above

the freezing point. 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.
Activated cooling may inhibit

Autostops.

Stop-start system 3 107.

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

Driving with recirculation mode for

a prolonged period of time can

make you sleepy. Periodically turn

to the outside air mode for fresh

air.
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. 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 V.

Maximum cooling

Briefly open the windows so that hot

air can disperse quickly.

● Switch on cooling A/C.
● Switch on Air recirculation

system 4.

● Set temperature control to

coldest level.

● Set fan speed to highest level.
● Set air distribution control to M.
● Open all vents.

Demisting and defrosting the

windows V

● Set air distribution control to V.
● Set temperature control to

warmest level.

● Set fan speed to highest level.
● Switch on heated rear window Ü.
● Open side air vents as required

and direct them towards the door

windows.

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If air distribution is set to V, A/C

operates and air recirculation mode

will be set to demisting / defrosting

regardless of indicator status.

Note

If V is pressed while the engine is

running, an Autostop will be inhibited

until V is pressed again.
If V is pressed while the engine is

in an Autostop, the engine will restart

automatically.

Stop-start system 3 107.

Electronic climate control

system

Controls for:

● temperature
● air distribution
● fan speed

A/C

: cooling

AUTO : automatic mode

4

: manual air recirculation

V

: demisting and defrosting

Ü

: heated rear window

Heated rear window Ü 3 32.
Heated exterior mirrors Ü 3 29.
Heated seats ß 3 37.
Heated steering wheel * 3 60.
Climate control settings are shown on

the Info Display. Setting modifications

are briefly popped-up, superimposed

over the currently displayed menu.
The electronic climate control system

is only fully operational when the

engine is running.
Heating will not be fully effective until

the engine has reached normal

operating temperature.

Automatic mode AUTO

The system automatically controls the

fan speed, air delivery, air

conditioning, and recirculation in

order to heat or cool the vehicle to the

desired temperature.
When the AUTO indicator light is on,

the system is in full automatic

operation.
If the air delivery mode, fan speed,

recirculation, or air conditioning

setting is adjusted, the AUTO

indicator turns off.
To improve fuel efficiency and to cool

the vehicle faster, recirculation may

be automatically selected in warm

weather. The recirculation light will

not come on. Press 4 to select

recirculation; press it again to select

outside air.
To turn off the system, press power m.

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Climate control

Basic setting for maximum comfort:

● Press AUTO. The LED in the

button illuminates to indicate

activation.

● Open all air vents to allow

optimised air distribution in

Automatic mode.

● Set the preselected temperature.

Recommended temperature is

22 °C.

Temperature preselection

Set temperature to the desired value.

It is indicated on the display in the

temperature control.
For reasons of comfort, change

temperature only in small increments.
If the minimum temperature Lo is set,

the climate control system runs at

maximum cooling, if cooling A/C is

active.
If the maximum temperature Hi is set,

the climate control system runs at

maximum heating.
Recommended temperature is 22 °C.

Note

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 3 107.

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.

Note

If V is pressed while the engine is

running, an Autostop will be inhibited

until V is pressed again.
If V is pressed while the engine is

in an Autostop, the engine will restart

automatically.

Stop-start system 3 107.

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

Driving with recirculation mode for

a prolonged period of time can

make you sleepy. Periodically turn

to the outside air mode for fresh

air.
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. 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 V.

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Manual settings

Climate control system settings can

be changed by activating the buttons

and rotary knobs as follows.

Changing a setting will deactivate

Automatic mode.

Fan speed Z

Adjust the air flow by switching the fan

to the desired speed. The selected

fan speed is indicated by the number

of segments in the display. If the fan

is switched off the air conditioning is

also deactivated.
To return to Automatic mode: Press

AUTO.

Air distribution

Press appropriate button for desired

adjustment. Activation is indicated by

the LED in the button.
M

: to head area

L

: to head area and foot well

K

: to foot well, with a small amount

of air being directed to

windscreen and front door

windows

J

: to windscreen and foot well,

with a small amount of air being

directed to front door windows

V

: to windscreen and front door

windows (air conditioning is

activated in the background to

help preventing windows from

fogging)

To return to Automatic mode: Press

AUTO.

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.

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