Opel Astra Saloon (2017 year). Manual - part 4


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Opel Astra Saloon (2017 year). Manual - part 4




Seats, restraints

IL : Suitable for particular ISOFIX restraint systems of the 'vehicle-specific', 'restricted' or 'semi-universal' categories.

The ISOFIX restraint system must be approved for the specific vehicle type.

IUF : Suitable for ISOFIX forward-facing child restraint systems of universal category approved for use in this weight and

age class.


: No ISOFIX child restraint system approved in this weight and age class.

ISOFIX size class and seat device

A - ISO/F3

: Forward-facing child restraint system for children of maximum size in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.

B - ISO/F2

: Forward-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.

B1 - ISO/F2X

: Forward-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.

C - ISO/R3

: Rear-facing child restraint system for children of maximum size in the weight class up to 18 kg.

D - ISO/R2

: Rear-facing child restraint system for smaller children in the weight class up to 18 kg.

E - ISO/R1

: Rear-facing child restraint system for young children in the weight class up to 13 kg.


Seats, restraints


ISOFIX child restraint


Fasten vehicle-approved ISOFIX

child restraint systems to the ISOFIX

mounting brackets.
Permitted installation positions for

specific vehicle ISOFIX child restraint

systems are marked in the table by IL.
No more than two ISOFIX child

restraint systems can be installed on

the rear seats at the same time,

though not on the rear centre seat.
ISOFIX mounting brackets are

indicated by a label on the backrest.

Top-tether fastening eyes

The Top-tether anchors located on

the rear of the backrests are designed

to hold child restraints which come

equipped with Top-tether anchor

attachments only. Follow the

instructions provided with the

Top-tether child restraint system.
For use of ISOFIX and Top-tether

fixings, universal ISOFIX child

restraint systems may be used.

Permitted installation positions are

marked in the table by IUF.





Storage compartments ................ 56

Instrument panel storage ........... 56

Glovebox ................................... 57

Cupholders ................................ 57

Sunglasses storage ................... 57

Underseat storage ..................... 57

Armrest storage ......................... 58

Centre console storage ............. 58

Rear carrier system ................... 58

Load compartment ....................... 67

Load compartment cover ........... 67

Rear floor storage cover ............ 68

Lashing eyes ............................. 69

Warning triangle ........................ 69

First aid kit ................................. 69

Fire extinguisher ........................ 69

Roof rack system ......................... 69

Roof rack ................................... 69

Loading information ..................... 70

Storage compartments

9 Warning

Do not store heavy or sharp

objects in the storage

compartments. Otherwise vehicle

occupants could be injured by

objects being thrown around in the

event of hard braking, a sudden

change in direction or an accident.

Instrument panel storage

Console net

Located in the front passenger foot


Coin storage

Pull handle to open. Push door firmly

to close.

Card holder

Located above the coin storage

compartment. A card can be retained

in the slot for convenient use.





The glovebox will illuminate when

The glovebox partition can be

removed from its groove. Store the

partition in the groove on the far left-

hand side of the glovebox.
The glovebox should be closed whilst


Lockable glovebox

Lock and unlock the glovebox with the



Cupholders are located in the front of

the centre console.
The cupholder is flexible, allowing

different size drink containers to be

Additional cupholders are located in

the centre rear seat armrest. Fold

down the armrest to access the


Sunglasses storage

To open: push the rear part of the


To close: pull up cover and push it

until it latches into place.
Do not use for storing heavy objects.

Underseat storage

Front passenger seat undertray

Pull up on front of tray then pull it

forwards. Push the tray towards the

seat to return it to its original position.




Armrest storage

Console box in front armrest

To open: pull up lever and lift the lid.
To close: lower lid and push it down

until it latches into position.

Centre console storage

To access the storage compartment,

power outlet and AUX input, slide the

cupholder tray rearwards.
Power outlets 3 77.
AUX input - see Infotainment system

manual for further information.

Rear carrier system

The rear carrier system (Flex-Fix

system) allows bicycles to be

attached to a pull-out carrier

integrated into the vehicle floor. The

transportation of other objects is not

The maximum load of the rear carrier

system is 40 kg. The maximum load

per bicycle is 20 kg.
The wheelbase of a bicycle must not

exceed 1.2 metres. Otherwise the

secure fastening of a bicycle is not

If not in use, the carrier system must

be slid back into the vehicle floor.

A multifunction box is offered as an

accessory for the rear carrier system.
There must not be any objects on the

bicycles that could become loose

during transportation.


If the rear carrier system is

extended and the vehicle is fully

loaded, the chassis clearance will

be reduced.
Drive carefully whenever the road

has a strong inclination or when

driving over a ramp, bump, etc.


Do not attach bicycles with carbon

pedal cranks to bicycle carriers.

The bicycles might get damaged.


Open the tailgate.




9 Warning

No-one should be in the extension

zone of the rear carrier system,

risk of injury.

Raise release lever. The system

disengages and travels quickly out of

the bumper.

Completely pull out the rear carrier

system until you hear it engage.
Ensure that it is not possible to push

in the rear carrier system without

pulling the release lever again.

9 Warning

It is only permissible to fit objects

to the rear carrier system if the

system has been correctly

engaged. If the rear carrier system

will not engage correctly, do not fit

objects to the system and slide the

system back. Seek the assistance

of a workshop.

Pull up license plate holder and fully

insert the holder supports into the


Install the tail lamps




First remove the rear (1), then the

front (2) tail lamp from the recesses.

Open out the bulb holder on the back

of the tail lamp completely.

Push the clamping lever and push the

bulb holder into the retainer until it hits

the stop.
Perform this procedure for both tail


Check the cable and lamp position to

make sure these are correctly

installed and are securely located.

Lock the rear carrier system

Swivel the left clamping lever (1) back

first, followed by the right clamping

lever (2) until they stop. Both

clamping levers must point

backwards, otherwise safe

functionality is not guaranteed.


Close the tailgate.




Unfold pedal crank recesses

Fold one or both pedal crank

recesses upwards until the diagonal

support engages.

Remove the pedal crank mounts from

the pedal crank recesses.

Adapting the rear carrier system

to a bicycle

With the rotary lever on the pedal

crank recess, roughly adapt the

adjustable pedal crank unit to the

protrusion of the pedal crank.
If the bicycle has straight pedal

cranks, unscrew the pedal crank unit

completely (position 5).

If the bicycle has curved pedal

cranks, screw in the pedal crank unit

all the way (position 1).




Press the release lever and withdraw

the wheel recesses.

Push the release lever on the strap

retainer and remove the strap


Prepare the bicycle for



The maximum width for the pedal

crank is 38.3 mm and the maximum

depth is 14.4 mm.

Rotate the left pedal (without a chain

cog) vertically downwards. The pedal

on the left pedal crank must be

The front bicycle must have its front

wheel facing left.
The rear bicycle must have its front

wheel facing right.

Attaching a bicycle to the rear

carrier system

Put on the bicycle. The pedal crank

here must be placed in the pedal

crank recess opening as shown in the



Make sure that the pedal does not

touch the surface of the rear end

carrier. Otherwise the bicycle

crankset might be damaged

during transport.




Insert pedal crank mount into outer

rail of each pedal crank recess from

above and slide downwards as far as

it will go.

Attach the pedal crank by rotating the

attachment screw on the pedal crank


Place the wheel recesses such that

the bicycle is more or less horizontal.

Here, the distance between the

pedals and the tailgate should be at

least 5 cm.
Both bicycle tyres must be in the

wheel recesses.


Make sure to pull out the wheel

recesses as far as necessary to

have both bicycle tyres placed in

the recesses. Otherwise a

horizontal mounting of the bicycle

is not ensured. Disregard could

lead to damage of the bicycle

wheels caused by hot exhaust


Align the bicycle in the longitudinal

direction of the vehicle: Slightly

loosen the pedal mount.
Place the bicycle upright using the

rotary lever on the pedal crank

If the two bicycles obstruct one

another, the relative positions of the

bicycles can be adapted by adjusting

the wheel recesses and the rotary




lever on the pedal crank recess until

the bicycles no longer touch one

another. Make sure there is sufficient

clearance from the vehicle.

Tighten the attachment screw for the

pedal bearing mount to its maximum

point by hand.
Secure both bicycle wheels to the

wheel recesses using strap retainers.
Check the bicycle to make sure it is



Ensure gap between bicycle and

vehicle is at least 5 cm. If

necessary, loosen handlebar and

swivel sideways.

The settings for the wheel recesses

and on the rotary lever on the pedal

crank recess should be noted and

saved for each bicycle. Correct

presetting will facilitate refitting of the



It is recommended to attach a

warning sign at the rearmost bicycle

to increase visibility.

Removing a bicycle from the rear

carrier system

Undo strap retainers on both bicycle

Hold on to the bicycle, loosen the

attachment screw for the pedal

bearing mount, then lift the pedal

bearing mount to remove it.




Retracting the rear carrier system

Push the pedal crank mounts into the

pedal crank recess as shown in the


Insert the strap retainer and pull

tightly downwards as far as possible.

Press release lever and slide in wheel

recesses all the way as far as they will


Disengage the locking lever on the

diagonal support and fold both pedal

crank recesses down.

9 Warning

Risk of pinching.




Swivel first the right clamping lever

(1) forwards, followed by the left

clamping lever (2), until they can be

engaged in their respective recesses.

Push the clamping lever down and

pull both lamp supports out of the


Fold in the bulb holders on the backs

of the tail lamps.
First place the front tail lamp (1), then

the rear tail lamp (2) in the recesses

and push down as far as possible.

Push cables all the way into all guides

in order to prevent damage.

Pull up license plate holder and fold

down into horizontal position.

Open the tailgate.




Raise the release lever and hold. Lift

the system slightly and push it into the

bumper until it engages.
Release lever must return to original


9 Warning

If the system cannot be correctly

engaged, please seek the

assistance of a workshop.

Load compartment

Storage compartments in the load


Located on both sides of the load

compartment floor.

Load compartment cover

Do not place any objects on the cover.

Closing the cover

Pull load compartment cover towards

rear of vehicle using handle and insert

retainers into brackets on either side

of load compartment.

Opening the cover

Remove load compartment cover

from side brackets. The cover rolls up





Removing the cover

Open load compartment cover. Pull

socket on either side of cover towards

centre of vehicle, lift and remove

cover from the side guides.
Fit in reverse order.

Rear floor storage cover

To access the rear floor storage

compartment, pull floor cover handle


Depending on version, to access the

rear floor storage compartment, push

both levers on the floor cover towards

the handle and pull up the cover by

the handle.

Where present, hang the hook to the

upper part of the tailgate opening.


Only use the hook for hanging up

the rear floor cover and the height

adjustable cover.





Do not allow objects to protrude

above the top of the rear floor

storage compartment, to avoid

damage to the storage area and

the load compartment floor.

Jack and vehicle tools 3 179.
Tyre repair kit 3 187.
Temporary spare wheel 3 193.

Lashing eyes

The lashing eyes are designed to

secure items against slippage, e.g.

using lashing straps or a luggage floor

Two additional lashing eyes are

located in front of the rear seats.
Designed for carrying small, light

items only, a luggage floor net helps

keep loads from moving during sharp

turns or quick starts and stops.
To install: attach the four net hooks to

the lashing eyes mounted on the load

compartment floor.

Warning triangle

Stow the warning triangle below the

floor cover in the load compartment.

First aid kit

Stow the first aid kit below the floor

cover in the load compartment.

Fire extinguisher

Stow the fire extinguisher securely in

the load compartment.

Roof rack system

Roof rack

For safety reasons and to avoid

damage to the roof, the vehicle

approved roof rack system is

recommended. For further

information contact a workshop.
Fasten the roof rack to the roof rails

following the instructions that

accompany the system, ensuring that

the roof load is evenly distributed over

the side or cross rails.
Loads must not be placed on the roof

surface. To prevent damage or loss,

check frequently that roof loads are

securely fastened.
Driving with a roof load affects the

vehicle centre of gravity; drive

carefully in crosswinds and do not

drive at high speeds.
Remove the roof rack when not in










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