Opel Astra Saloon (2014 year). Manual - part 5

 

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Opel Astra Saloon (2014 year). Manual - part 5

 

 

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Storage

To prevent damage, put the seat belts

in the guides by the release button.

When the backrests are folded, the

seat belts are extended with them.
Disengage the backrest (single or

split) using the release button on one

or both sides and fold it down onto the

seat cushion.
If the vehicle is to be loaded from a

rear door, remove safety belt from the

guide and retract.
To fold up, raise backrests and guide

them into upright position until they

engage audibly.

Do not trap safety belts when erecting

seat backrests.
The three-point seat belt for the

centre rear seat can only be pulled

from the reel if the backrest is properly

engaged.

Load compartment extension,

Station wagon

Folding down rear backrests

Push head restraints all the way down

or remove 3 47.
Unhook hooks of load compartment

cover from head restraints 3 73.

Slide front seat forward slightly.
Disengage the backrest (single or

split) using the release button on one

or both sides and fold it down onto the

seat cushion.

Raise the seat cushion and fold the

backrest

Pull the strap on the seat cushion and

lift the rear of the cushion forwards

(split or one-piece).
Unhook hooks of load compartment

cover from head restraints 3 73.

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Remove rear outer head restraints

and push centre head restraint all the

way down 3 47. Stow the removed

head restraints in the cavity below the

raised seat cushions.

Disengage backrest (one-piece or

split) using release button, fold

forward and engage.

Folding down centre backrests

Push head restraint down as far as

possible 3 47. Disengage backrest

using lever and fold onto seat

cushion. If the seat cushion is raised,

fold it forward until it engages.

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Storage

Before restoring backrest to an

upright position, guide the seat belt

through the belt guides to protect

against damage. Press release

button and move rear seat backrests

upright, ensuring locking

mechanisms engage audibly.

With the seat cushions raised: insert

head restraints in backrests and

adjust 3 47. Fold back seat cushions,

making sure the belt buckles are

properly positioned.
Attach hooks of load compartment

cover to head restraints 3 73.
The three-point seat belt for the

centre rear seat can only be pulled

from the reel if the backrest is properly

engaged.

Load compartment extension,

TwinTop

Loading area between rear seats

Pull out the armrest by the strap.
The armrest is held in place on the

backrest with a retaining strap. To

fully remove the armrest, disengage

the bracket at the retaining strap.
Pull the handle and fold down the

cover.

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The cover behind the armrest can be

locked from load compartment:
horizontal position = locked

vertical position

= unlocked

Stowage in the load

compartment, Station wagon

There is a stowage compartment at

the right side of the load

compartment.
The fuse box is on the left side behind

the cover in the load compartment

side panelling 3 185
Cargo box 3 75.

The tyre repair kit is on the right side

behind the cover 3 193.

Load compartment cover

Saloon 3-door / 5-door

Removing

Unhook retaining straps from tailgate.

Pull cover from the side guides.

Fitting

Engage cover in side guides and fold

downwards. Attach retaining straps to

tailgate.

Station wagon

Do not place any heavy or sharp-

edged objects on the load

compartment cover.

Opening

Press handle on load compartment

cover rearwards; the cover

automatically engages in its end

position.

Closing

Remove load compartment cover

from side brackets. It rolls up

automatically.

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Storage

Pull the cover towards the rear using

the handle and engage it in the

retainers at the sides.

To cover the gap between the load

compartment cover and the rear

backrests, there is a cover on the

cartridge. Attach the two hooks of the

cover to the head restraint guide rods.

If the safety net is mounted, run the

hooks through the net mesh.

Removing

Open the load compartment cover

and detach the hooks from the head

restraints.
Pull the release lever. Lift right side of

cover first, then pull left side out of

recess.

Fitting

Insert the left side of the load

compartment cover in the recess, pull

the release lever, insert the right side

of the load compartment cover and

engage.
Attach the hooks on the head

restraints.

TwinTop

Opening

Release load compartment blind from

recesses on left and right, blind rolls

up automatically.

Closing

Pull the cover towards the rear using

the handle and engage it in the

retainers at the sides.
Do not place any objects on the load

compartment cover.
There must be no objects outside of

or on top of the cover when the roof is

open or in the process of opening.

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The roof can only be operated with

the blind engaged in the recess.

Load rails and hooks

On Station wagon, install the hooks in

the desired position in the rails: insert

the hook in the upper groove on the

rail and press in the lower groove.

Lashing eyes

The lashing eyes are designed to

secure items against slippage, e.g.

using lashing straps, luggage net or

safety net.

Cargo management

system

The FlexOrganizer is a flexible

system for dividing the load

compartment or securing loads in a

Station wagon.

The system consists of

■ adapters
■ variable partition net
■ mesh pockets
■ hooks

The components are fitted in two rails

in the side panels using adapters and

hooks. The partitioning net can also

be fitted directly in front of the tailgate.

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Storage

Variable partition net

Insert an adapter into each rail: fold

open the handle plate, insert adapter

into upper and lower groove of rail

and move to required position. Turn

handle plate upwards to lock the

adapter. The rods of the net must be

extended before inserting into the

adapters: pull out all of the end pieces

and lock by rotating clockwise.
To install, push rods together a little

and insert into the relevant openings

in the adapters. The longer rod must

be inserted into the upper adapter.

To remove, press the net rod together

and remove from the adapters. Fold

open the adapter handle plate,

disengage from lower groove and

then from upper groove.

Hooks and net pocket

Net pocket can be suspended from

the luggage hooks.

Cargo box

Foldable box under the floor cover

used to divide the load compartment.
The cargo box may only be loaded

when the backrests are engaged in

an upright position.
To remove the cargo box floor cover,

remove first the right half then the left

half. For models with towing

equipment, first release the coupling

ball bar fixing strap and thread this

through the eye.
Install in reverse order.

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Loading assist

On TwinTop: The loading aid Easy

Load makes it possible to comfortably

load the load compartment when the

roof is open. Pressing the loading aid

button will raise the roof folded up in

the load compartment 25 cm. This

enlarges the load opening of the load

compartment.

■ Open the boot lid
■ Unhook load compartment blind

and attach to rear window frame

with holder

■ Briefly press loading aid button:

The folded roof is raised. The roof

remains in this end position for

approx. 9 minutes

■ Observe marked maximum load

height

■ Suspend the load compartment

blind from the rear window frame

and engage in the recesses. The

load compartment blind must be

flat; objects underneath it must not

push it upwards.

■ Briefly press loading aid button:

The folded roof is lowered.

■ Close the boot lid only after the

confirmation signal has sounded.

Otherwise the roof could be

damaged.

9 Warning

Take care when operating the

loading aid. Risk of injury.
Make sure that nothing can

become trapped.
Make sure no one is in the action

zone during operation. Risk of

injury.
This is especially important for

children. Inform passengers

accordingly.

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Storage

Note

■ Do not place objects on or near the

load compartment blind

■ The folded roof can only be lowered

when the blind is closed.

Otherwise, a warning buzzer will

sound three times

■ The movement of the tilted roof can

be stopped by pressing the loading

aid button and another longer press

reverses the direction of the

movement

■ A confirmation buzzer is heard in

the upper and lower roof end

positions when the roof is tilted

■ Only close the tailgate once the

confirmation signal has sounded to

indicate that the loading aid is in its

lower end position

■ If the loading aid is not in its lower

end position when the boot lid is

closed, a warning tone sounds or

the tailgate is blocked mechanically

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■ Do not touch moving parts

■ One minute before the end of the

hold time for the raised loading aid,

a warning buzzer will sound to

remind you to lower the roof

■ The loading aid is only operable

when the vehicle is unlocked

■ Frequent operation of the loading

aid with the engine off discharges

the battery

■ Repeated operation of the loading

aid can cause malfunctions

Safety net

The safety net is available on the

Station wagon and can be installed

behind the rear seats or, if the rear

seat backrests are folded and the

seat cushions raised, behind the front

seats.
Passengers must not be transported

behind the safety net.

Installation

There are two installation openings in

the roof frame: suspend and engage

rod of net at one side, compress rod

and suspend and engage at other

side.

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Behind the rear seats

Adjust strap length on safety net by

attaching the upper hook to the eye of

the strap and attach to eyes in the

right and left of the floor.

Behind front seats

Adjust strap length on safety net by

attaching the upper hook to the eye of

the strap and attach to eyes in the

right and left of the floor.
Remove rear outer head restraints

and fold backrests forward.

Removal

Tilt length adjuster of the net

tensioning belt upwards and detach

the belt. Unhook the safety net rods

from the brackets in the roof frame.

Roll up the net and secure with a

strap.

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Storage

Load compartment grille

To transport long objects, part of the

load compartment grille behind the

passenger seat can be opened:
Release passenger seat back and

fold forward.
Press bracket down and fold grille

section up.

Lock grille in open position.
To close the grille section from the

open position, push bracket down,

fold down grille and engage.
Check that the closed grille is properly

locked.

Folding tray

Located in the front seat backrests.
Open by pulling upward until it

engages.
Fold away by pressing down past the

resistance point.

Do not place any heavy objects on the

folding tray.

Warning triangle

Saloon 3-door / 5-door, TwinTop

Store warning triangle in rear load

compartment wall: first fit warning

triangle into recess on left and then

insert in guide on right.
To remove the warning triangle, lift to

the right and pull out to the right.

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For vehicles with cargo box: Lift the

warning triangle with the right half of

the cargo box. Pull out the warning

triangle to the right.

Saloon 4-door

Attach the warning triangle and first

aid kit in the load compartment

against the panel on the right using

two straps.

Station wagon, Van

Stow the warning triangle in the space

in the tailgate and fasten with the right

and left straps.

First aid kit

Saloon 3-door / 5-door

Secure the first-aid kit to the right load

compartment wall using the retaining

strap.

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Storage

Saloon 4-door

Attach the warning triangle and first

aid kit in the load compartment

against the panel on the right using

two straps.

Station wagon

Fasten the first-aid kit to the left load

compartment wall with a retaining

strap.

Van

Place first aid kit in stowage

compartment behind the driver's seat.

To open the cover, press the locking

tab.

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TwinTop

Store the first-aid kit in the recess

behind the strap in the left load

compartment wall.

Roof rack system

Roof rack

For safety reasons and to avoid

damage to the roof, the vehicle

approved roof rack system is

recommended.
Roof loads are not permitted on the

Astra TwinTop.
Follow the installation instructions

and remove the roof rack when not in

use.

Version without roof railing

Lift the covers from the fitting

openings.
Fasten the roof rack at the fastening

points.

Version with roof railing

To fasten the roof rack, insert the

mounting bolts in the holes indicated

in the figure.

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Storage

Loading information

■ Heavy objects in the load

compartment should be placed

against the seat backrests. Ensure

the backrests are securely

engaged. If objects can be stacked,

the heavier objects should be

placed at the bottom.

■ Secure objects with lashing straps

attached to lashing eyes 3 75.

■ Secure loose objects in load

compartment to prevent sliding.

■ When transporting objects in the

load compartment, the backrests of

the rear seats must not be angled

forward.

■ Do not allow the load to protrude

above the upper edge of the

backrests.

■ Do not place any objects on the

load compartment cover or the

instrument panel.

■ The load must not obstruct the

operation of the pedals, parking

brake and gear selector, or hinder

the freedom of movement of the

driver. Do not place any unsecured

objects in the interior.

■ Do not drive with an open load

compartment.

■ Station wagon: fit safety net when

objects are being transported in the

load compartment. Close load

compartment cover.

■ Astra TwinTop: pay attention to

maximum loading height with roof

open. Do not place objects on top

of or next to the load compartment

blind, on the cover of the

deployable anti-roll bars or behind

the rear head restraints.

■ The payload is the difference

between the permitted gross

vehicle weight (see identification

plate 3 212) and the EC kerb

weight.
To calculate the EC kerb weight,

enter the data for your vehicle in the

Weights table at the front of this

manual.
The EC kerb weight includes

weights for the driver (68 kg),

luggage (7 kg) and all fluids (tank

90 % full).
Optional equipment and

accessories increase the kerb

weight.

■ Driving with a roof load increases

the sensitivity of the vehicle to

cross-winds and has a detrimental

effect on vehicle handling due to

the vehicle’s higher centre of

gravity. Distribute the load evenly

and secure it properly with retaining

straps. Adjust the tyre pressure and

vehicle speed according to the load

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conditions. Check and retighten the

straps frequently.
Do not drive faster than 120 km/h.
The permissible roof load is 75 kg

and 100 kg for Station wagon with

roof railing. The roof load is the

combined weight of the roof rack

and the load.

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