Opel Astra Twintop (2012 year). Manual - part 8

 

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Opel Astra Twintop (2012 year). Manual - part 8

 

 

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Instruments and controls

Range

Range is calculated from current fuel

tank content and current

consumption. The display shows

average values.
After refuelling, the range is updated

automatically after a brief delay.

When the fuel level in the tank is low,

the message Range appears in the

display.
When the fuel tank is nearly empty,

the message Please refuel! appears

in the display.
The navigation system will support

you in finding the nearest filling

station. See Infotainment manual for

further information.

Instantaneous consumption

Display of the instantaneous

consumption. At low speeds,

consumption per hour is displayed.

Distance

Displays distance travelled. The

measurement can be reset at any

time.

Average speed

Displays average speed. The

measurement can be reset at any

time.
Stoppages in the journey with the

ignition off are not included in the

calculations.

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Instruments and controls

115

Absolute consumption

Displays fuel consumed. The

measurement can be reset at any

time.

Average consumption

Displays average consumption. The

measurement can be reset at any

time.

Restart trip computer

The measurement or calculation of

the following trip computer

information can be restarted:

■ Distance,
■ Average speed,
■ Absolute consumption,
■ Average consumption.

Select BC 1 or BC 2 from the Board

computer menu.

The information of the two trip

computers can be reset separately,

making it possible to evaluate data

from different time periods.
Select the required trip computer

information and confirm.

To reset all information of a trip

computer, select menu item All

values.

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Instruments and controls

Stop watch

Select menu item Timer from the

Board Computer menu.
To start, select menu item Start. To

stop, select menu item Stop.
To reset, select menu item Reset.
The relevant stop watch display can

be selected in the Options menu:

Driving Time excl. Stops

The time the vehicle is in motion is

recorded. Stationary time is not

included.

Driving Time incl. Stops

The time the vehicle is in motion is

recorded. The time the vehicle is

stationary with the ignition switched

on is included.

Travel Time

Measurement of the time from

manual activation via Start to manual

deactivation via Reset.

Tyre pressures

Select menu Tyres from the Board

Computer menu.

The current pressure of each tyre is

displayed.
Further information 3 193.

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Lighting

117

Lighting

Exterior lighting .......................... 117
Interior lighting ........................... 121
Lighting features ........................ 122

Exterior lighting

Light switch

Turn light switch:
7

= Off

8

= Sidelights

9

= Headlights

Control indicator 8 3 101.
If the ignition is switched off with the

headlights on, only the sidelights

remain illuminated.

Automatic light control

Light switch set to AUTO: When the

engine is running, headlights are

switched on when external light

conditions are poor.
For reasons of safety, the light switch

should always remain in the AUTO

position.
Move light switch to 9 if visibility is

poor because of fog or mist.

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Lighting

High beam

To switch from low to high beam,

push lever.
To switch to low beam, push lever

again or pull.

Headlight flash

To activate the headlight flash, pull

lever.

Headlight range

adjustment

Manual headlight range

adjustment

To adapt headlight range to the

vehicle load to prevent dazzling:

Press knob to disengage and turn to

required position.

Vehicles without automatic level

control system

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

Vehicles with automatic level control

system

0 = front seats occupied

1 = all seats occupied

1 = all seats occupied and load

compartment laden

2 = driver's seat occupied and load

compartment laden

Automatic headlight range

adjustment

Headlight range is automatically

adjusted based on vehicle load.

Headlights when driving

abroad

The asymmetrical headlight beam

extends visibility at the edge of the

road on the passenger side.

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Lighting

119

However, when driving in countries

where traffic drives on the opposite

side of the road, adjust the headlights

to prevent dazzling of oncoming

traffic.

Vehicles with halogen headlight

system

Have the headlights adjusted by

a workshop.

Vehicles with adaptive forward

lighting

Adapting the aim of the headlight

beam:

1. Pull lever and hold.
2. Switch on ignition.
3. An acoustic signal sounds after

approx. 3 seconds.

Control indicator B 3 101.

Daytime running lights

With the ignition on and the light

switch set to 7 or AUTO, the sidelights

are switched on. When the engine is

running, headlights illuminate.

On vehicle without automatic light

control, 9 must be switched on when

it gets dark for illumination of the

instrument panel.
The daytime running lights switch off

when the ignition is switched off.

Adaptive forward lighting

Adaptive forward lighting with Bi-

Xenon headlights improves lighting in

curves and increases headlight

range.

Curve lighting

The light beam pivots based on

steering wheel position and speed.

Motorway lighting

At higher speeds and continuous

straight ahead travel, the beam

automatically raises slightly, thereby

increasing headlight range.
Control indicator B 3 101.

Hazard warning flashers

Operated with the ¨ button.
The hazard warning flashers activate

automatically if the airbags deploy.

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120

Lighting

Turn and lane-change

signals

Lever up

= right turn signal

Lever down = left turn signal
The lever always springs back to its

original position.
If the lever is moved past the

resistance point, the turn signal is

switched on constantly. When the

steering wheel moves back, the turn

signal is automatically deactivated.
For three flashes, e.g. when changing

lanes, press the lever until resistance

is felt and then release.

Move the lever to the resistance point

and hold for longer indication.
Switch the turn signal off manually by

moving the lever slightly.

Front fog lights

The front fog lights can only be

switched on when both the ignition

and headlights or sidelights are on.
Operated with the > button.

Rear fog lights

The rear fog light can only be

switched on when both the ignition

and headlights or sidelights (with front

fog lights) are on.
Operated with the r button.
The vehicle rear fog light is

deactivated when towing.

Parking lights

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Lighting

121

When parked, the parking light on one

side can be activated:

1. Set light switch to 7 or AUTO.
2. Ignition off.
3. Move turn signal lever all the way

up (right parking light) or down

(left parking light).

Confirmed by a signal and the

corresponding turn signal control

indicator.
To switch it off, switch on the ignition

or move the turn signal lever in the

opposite direction.

Reversing lights

The reversing lights come on when

the ignition is on and reverse gear is

selected.

Misted light covers

The inside of the light covers 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 can be adjusted when the

exterior lights are on: Press knob k to

disengage and then turn it and hold

until the desired brightness is

obtained.

Interior lights

During entry and exit of the vehicle,

the front and centre courtesy lights

automatically come on and then

switch off after a delay.

Front courtesy light

Operated with the c button.

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Lighting

Courtesy lights and rear reading

lights

Operated with switch.
I

= on

0

= off

centre = automatic

Reading lights

Operated with a buttons or switch.
I

= on

0

= off

centre = automatic

Sunvisor lights

The lighting switches on when the

cover is opened.

Lighting features

Centre console lighting

Spotlight in interior mirror housing.

Daylight-dependent, automatically

regulated centre console lighting.

Entry lighting

After unlocking the vehicle, the

instrument panel lighting and the

number plate lights come on for a few

seconds.
Starting off 3 17.

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Lighting

123

Exit lighting

Headlights and reversing lights come

on for approx. 30 seconds after the

system is activated and the driver's

door is closed.

Activating

1. Switch off ignition.
2. Remove ignition key.
3. Open driver's door.
4. Pull turn signal lever.
5. Close driver's door.

If the driver's door is not closed the

lights switch off after two minutes.

The lighting is switched off

immediately if the turn signal lever is

pulled while the driver's door is open.

Battery discharge

protection

To prevent the battery from becoming

discharged, all the interior lighting is

switched off automatically after

10 minutes, when the ignition is

switched off.

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Infotainment system

Infotainment system

Introduction ................................ 124
Radio ......................................... 124
Audio players ............................. 125
Rear seat infotainment .............. 125
Phone ........................................ 125

Introduction

Operation

The Infotainment system is operated

as described in the Infotainment

system manual.

Radio

Radio reception

Radio reception may be disrupted by

static, noise, distortion due to

■ changes in distance from the

transmitter,

■ multi-path reception due to

reflection,

■ shadowing.

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125

Audio players

Auxiliary devices

An external audio source such as

a portable CD player can be

connected using a 3.5 mm jack plug

via the AUX input.
Always keep the AUX input clean and

dry.

Rear seat infotainment

Rear seat audio system

Twin Audio allows the choice

between the audio source played on

the Infotainment system or another

audio source. Only an audio source

that is not currently active on the

Infotainment system can be

controlled.
Two headphone connections are

available, with separate volume

controls.

Phone

Mobile phones and CB

radio equipment

Installation instructions and

operating guidelines

The vehicle specific installation

instructions and the operating

guidelines of the mobile phone and

handsfree manufacturer must be

observed when installing and

operating a mobile telephone. Failure

to do so could invalidate the vehicle

type approval (EU directive 95/54/

EC).
Recommendations for fault-free

operation:

■ Professionally installed exterior

antenna to obtain the maximum

range possible,

■ Maximum transmission power

10 Watts,

■ Installation of the phone in

a suitable spot, consider relevant

Note 3 57.

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Infotainment system

Seek advice on predetermined

installation points for the external

antenna or equipment holder and

ways of using devices with

a transmission power exceeding

10 Watts.
Use of a handsfree attachment

without external antenna with mobile

telephone standards GSM

900/1800/1900 and UMTS is only

permitted if the maximum

transmission power of the mobile

telephone is 2 Watts for GSM 900 or

1 Watt for the other types.
For reasons of safety, do not use the

phone while driving. Even use of

a handsfree set can be a distraction

while driving.

Warning

Operation of radio equipment and

mobile telephones which fail to

meet above mentioned mobile

telephone standards is only

permitted using an antenna

located outside of the vehicle.

Caution

Mobile telephones and radio

equipment may lead to

malfunctions in the vehicle

electronics when operated inside

the vehicle with no exterior

antenna, unless the above

mentioned regulations are

observed.

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Climate control

127

Climate control

Climate control systems ............. 127
Air vents ..................................... 133
Maintenance .............................. 134

Climate control systems

Heating and ventilation

system

Controls for:

■ Air distribution
■ Temperature
■ Fan speed

Heated rear window Ü 3 37.

Air distribution

L

= to head area and foot well

M

= to head area

l

= to windscreen and front door

windows

J

= to windscreen, front door

windows and foot well

K

= to foot well

Intermediate settings are possible.

Temperature

red = warm

blue = cold
Heating will not be fully effective until

engine has reached normal operating

temperature.

Fan speed

Adjust the air flow by switching the fan

to the desired speed.

Demisting and defrosting the

windows

■ Set air distribution control to l.
■ Set temperature control to warmest

level.

■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.

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Climate control

■ 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

In addition to the heating and

ventilation system, the air

conditioning system has:
n

= Cooling

4

= Air recirculation

Cooling n

Operated with the n button and is

functional only when the engine and

fan are running.
The air conditioning system cools and

dehumidifies (dries) as soon as the

outside temperature is slightly above

freezing point. Therefore

condensation may form and drip from

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

switch the cooling system off to save

fuel.

Air recirculation system 4

Operated with the 4 button.

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. The quality

of the passenger compartment air

deteriorates, which may cause the

vehicle occupants to feel drowsy.

Air distribution to l: Air recirculation

is deactivated.

Maximum cooling

Briefly open the windows so that hot

air can disperse quickly.

■ Cooling n on.
■ Air circulation system 4 on,
■ Set air distribution control to M.
■ Set temperature control to coldest

level.

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

Demisting and defrosting the

windows

■ Cooling n on.
■ Set air distribution control to l.
■ Set temperature control to warmest

level.

■ Set fan speed to highest level.
■ Switch on heated rear window Ü.

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129

■ 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.

Automatic climate control

system

Controls for:

■ Air distribution
■ Temperature
■ Fan speed

n

= Cooling

4

= Air recirculation

V

= Demisting and defrosting

Heated rear window Ü 3 37.
The preselected temperature is

automatically regulated. In the

automatic mode the fan speed

automatically regulates the air flow.

Automatic mode

Basic setting for maximum comfort:

■ Set fan control to A.
■ Set the air distribution control to the

desired setting.

■ Preset temperature to the desired

level.

■ Cooling n on.
■ Open all of the air vents.

Air distribution

L

= to head area and foot well

M

= to head area

l

= to windscreen and front door

windows

J

= to windscreen, front door

windows and foot well

K

= to foot well

Intermediate settings are possible.

Temperature preselection

Set the temperature control to the

required position. Intermediate

settings are possible.
For reasons of comfort, change

temperature only in small increments.
At the end positions, there is no

temperature regulation. The air

conditioning system works with

maximum cooling or heating.
Heating will not be fully effective until

engine has reached normal operating

temperature.

Fan speed

In the automatic mode A the fan

speed automatically regulates the air

flow. If required the air flow can be

manually adjusted.

Cooling n

Operated with the n button and is

functional only when the engine and

fan are running.

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