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Opel Insignia (2019 year). Manual - part 11

 

 

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Climate control

Air distribution w x y

Press:
w

: to windscreen and front door

windows

x

: to head area and rear seats via

adjustable air vents

y

: to front and rear foot well and

windscreen

Combinations are possible.

Air conditioning A/C

Press A/C to switch on cooling.

Activation is indicated by the LED in

the button. 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 3 182.

Demisting and defrosting the

windows á

● Press á: fan automatically

switches to higher speed, the air

distribution is directed towards

the windscreen.

● Set temperature controller

TEMP to warmest level.

● Switch on air conditioning A/C if

required.

● Switch on heated rear window b.
● Switch on heated

windscreen , if available.

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● Open side air vents as required

and direct them towards the door

windows.

● For maximum demisting and

defrosting set fan speed to

highest level.

Note

If á is pressed while the engine is

running, an Autostop will be inhibited

until á is pressed again.
If á is pressed while the engine is in

an Autostop, the engine will restart

automatically.

Stop-start system 3 182.

Air recirculation system n

Press n to activate air recirculation

mode, LED is indicated.
Select air recirculation to assist in

cooling the interior or in blocking

outside odours or exhaust.
Press n again to deactivate air

recirculation mode.
On version without heated

windscreen, press 5 to deactivate

air recirculation. External air mode is

activated.

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 w.

External air mode 5

Press 5 to activate external air

mode, LED is indicated.
Press n to activate air recirculation

mode. External air mode is

deactivated.

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Climate control

Maximum cooling

Briefly open the windows so that hot

air can disperse quickly.

● Switch on air conditioning A/C.
● Press n for air recirculation

system on.

● Press x for air distribution.
● Set temperature control TEMP to

coldest level.

● Set fan speed E to highest level.
● Open all vents.

Version with heated

windscreen ,

If the vehicle is equipped with heated

windscreen, button 5 is replaced by

button ,.

Heated rear window and exterior

mirrors b

3

 42

Heated windscreen ,

3

 43.

Heated seats q

3

 54.

Electronic climate control

system

The dual zone climate control allows

different temperatures for driver side

and front passenger side.
In automatic mode, temperature, fan

speed and air distribution are

regulated automatically.

Illustration shows functions which

may not be available for your

particular vehicle.

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169

Controls for:

● Control dial for temperature on

driver side

● Control dial for temperature on

passenger side

● CLIMATE enters the Climate

setting menu in the Info-Display

● Fan speed increase ( and

decrease )

● Climate control ON/OFF or â
● Automatic mode AUTO
● Manual air recirculation n
● Demisting and defrosting à
● Heated rear window and exterior

mirrors b

● Heated windscreen ,
● Heated seats q
● Ventilated seats r

Activated functions are indicated by

the LED in the respective control.
The electronic climate control system

is only fully operational when the

engine is running.

Climate setting menu CLIMATE

Settings for

● Air distribution w, x, y
● Fan speed E
● Temperature for driver and

passenger side 23°/25°

● Dual zone temperature

synchronisation SYNC

● Air conditioning ON/OFF

can be triggered manually in the

Climate setting menu. Press

CLIMATE to enter the menu and

follow the touch buttons.

Climate setting menu can also be

displayed by touching button g in the

Info-Display 3 119.
Changes of settings via the controls

are indicated as pop up in the

Info-Display.

Automatic mode AUTO

Basic settings for automatic control

with maximum comfort:

● Press AUTO, the air distribution

and fan speed are regulated

automatically.

● Open all air vents to allow

optimised air distribution in

automatic mode.

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Climate control

● Cooling must be activated in the

climate setting menu for optimal

cooling and demisting. Press

Climate to enter the menu and

follow the touch button to switch

on air conditioning A/C.

● Set the preselected

temperatures separately for

driver and front passenger using

the left and right control dials.

Recommended temperature is

22 °C. Temperature is indicated

briefly in displays beside the

control dials and in the climate

setting menu.

● Air recirculation mode n should

be deactivated. When

deactivated the LED in the button

is not illuminated.

Manual settings

Climate control system settings can

be changed by activating the

following functions as described

below.

Fan speed ( )

Press upper button ( to increase or

lower button ) to decrease fan speed.

The fan speed is indicated as pop-up

in the Info Display. Fan speed can

also be changed by touch buttons in

the climate setting display. Press

Climate to enter the menu.
Pressing the lower button ) for longer:

fan and cooling are switched off.
To return to automatic mode press

AUTO.

Air distribution w, x, y

Press Climate to enter the menu.
Touch:
w

: to windscreen and front door

windows

x

: to head area and rear seats via

adjustable air vents

y

: to front and rear foot well and

windscreen

To return to automatic air distribution

press AUTO.

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171

Temperature preselection

Set the preselected temperatures

separately for driver and front

passenger to the desired value using

the left and right control dials. 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.

Recommended temperature is 22 °C.

Temperature is indicated in displays

beside the control dials and as pop-

up in the Info-Display.

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.

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 3 182.

Dual zone temperature

synchronisation SYNC

Press Climate to enter the menu.

Touch SYNC to link passenger side

temperature setting to the driver side.
When passenger side control dial will

be adjusted, synchronisation is

deactivated.

Air conditioning A/C

Press Climate to enter the menu and

follow the touch button to switch air

conditioning A/C ON or A/C OFF.
Cooling is only functional when the

engine is running and climate control

fan is switched on.
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.

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Climate control

Manual air recirculation n

Press n to activate the air

recirculation mode. The LED in the

button illuminates to indicate

activation.
Press n 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 w.

Automatic air recirculation

An air humidity sensor switches

automatically to external air if internal

air humidity is too high.

Demisting and defrosting the

windows à

● Press à. 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 air conditioning

A/C ON in Climate setting menu

by pressing Climate, if required.

● Switch on heated rear window b.

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● Switch on heated

windscreen , if available.

● To return to previous mode press

à

 again, to return to automatic

mode press AUTO.

Note

If à is pressed while the engine is

running, an Autostop will be inhibited

until à is pressed again.
If à is pressed while the engine is in

an Autostop, the engine will restart

automatically.

Stop-start system 3 182.

Deactivation or activation of

Electronic climate control system

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 not

illuminated.
Activation by pressing ON/OFF again

or AUTO. The LED in the button

illuminates to indicate activation.

Version with heated

windscreen ,

If the vehicle is equipped with heated

windscreen, button ON/OFF is

replaced by button ,.
Climate control system will then

switched off by button â. Switch on

by pressing (.

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Climate control

Basic settings

Following settings can be changed in

the Personalisation menu in the

Info-Display:

● fan speed regulation in automatic

mode.

● settings of automatic rear window

heating.

● settings of automatic windscreen

dehumidification

● settings of automatic seat

heating

Vehicle personalisation 3 124.

Heated rear window and exterior

mirrors b

3

 42

Heated windscreen ,

3

 43.

Heated seats q

3

 54.

Ventilated seats r

3

 54

Auxiliary heater

Air heater

Quickheat is an electric auxiliary air

heater which automatically warms up

the passenger compartment more

quickly.

Air vents

Adjustable air vents

At least one air vent must be open

while cooling is on.

Illustration shows centre air vents in

instrument panel.

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Illustration shows outer air vents in

instrument panel.

Illustration shows air vents for rear

passenger.

Direct the flow of air by tilting and

swivelling the slats.
To close the vent, swivel the slat

sideways.

9 Warning

Do not attach any objects to the

slats of the air vents. Risk of

damage and injury in case of an

accident.

Fixed air vents

Additional air vents are located

beneath the windscreen and door

windows and in the foot wells.

Maintenance

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.

Cabin air filter

Change filter regulary for maximum

effect.

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Climate control

Air conditioning regular

operation

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.

Service

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
● cabin air filter check

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Driving and operating

177

Driving and

operating

Driving hints ............................... 178

Control of the vehicle ............... 178

Steering ................................... 178

Starting and operating ............... 178

New vehicle running-in ............ 178

Power button ........................... 179

Retained power off .................. 180

Starting the engine .................. 180

Overrun cut-off ........................ 182

Stop-start system .................... 182

Parking .................................... 184

Engine exhaust .......................... 185

Exhaust filter ............................ 185

Catalytic converter ................... 186

AdBlue ..................................... 187

Automatic transmission .............. 189
Manual transmission .................. 194
Drive systems ............................ 194

All-wheel drive ......................... 194

Brakes ........................................ 195

Antilock brake system ............. 195

Parking brake .......................... 196

Brake assist ............................. 197

Hill start assist ......................... 197

Ride control systems ................. 198

Traction Control system .......... 198

Electronic Stability Control ...... 199

Interactive driving system ........ 201

Driver assistance systems ......... 203

Cruise control .......................... 203

Speed limiter ........................... 204

Adaptive cruise control ............ 206

Forward collision alert ............. 216

Following distance indication ... 219

Active emergency braking ....... 220

Front pedestrian protection ..... 223

Parking assist .......................... 225

Side blind spot alert ................. 231

Lane change alert .................... 233

Panoramic view system ........... 234

Rear view camera ................... 237

Rear cross traffic alert ............. 238

Traffic sign assistant ................ 240

Lane keep assist ..................... 244

Fuel ............................................ 246

Fuel for petrol engines ............. 246

Fuel for diesel engines ............ 248

Refuelling ................................ 248

Trailer hitch ................................ 250

General information ................. 250

Driving characteristics and

towing tips .............................. 251

Trailer towing ........................... 251

Towing equipment ................... 252

Trailer stability assist ............... 253

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Driving and operating

Driving hints

Control of the vehicle

Never coast with engine not

running

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

Autostop.
Stop-start system 3 182.

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.

Pedals

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.

Steering

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

effort.

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

higher.
Additionally, the cleaning process of

the exhaust filter may take place more

often.
Exhaust filter 3 185.
Autostop may be inhibited to allow for

charging of the vehicle battery.

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179

Power button

Electronic key must be inside the

vehicle.
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

preheating. Control indicators

illuminate and most electrical

functions are operable.
Engine start

Press Engine Start/Stop briefly while:

● manual transmission: operating

clutch pedal,

● automatic transmission:

operating brake pedal with

selector lever in P or N.

Starting the engine 3 180.
Ignition off

Press Engine Start/Stop briefly when

Autostop is activated or when engine

is running and vehicle is stationary.

Automatic transmission: apply the

parking brake and engage P.
Press Engine Start/Stop briefly

without operating clutch or brake

pedal when in ignition on power

mode.
Some functions remain active until

driver's door is opened, provided the

ignition was on previously.

Emergency engine shut off during

driving

Press Engine Start/Stop for more

than two seconds or press twice

briefly within five seconds 3 180.

Steering wheel lock

The steering wheel lock activates

automatically when:

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

off.

● 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

directly.

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

disengaged.

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Driving and operating

Operation on vehicles with

electronic key system in case of

failure

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.

Open the cover of the centre console

in front of the gear shift lever. Place

the electronic key across with buttons

upside in the transmitter pocket

beside the power outlet, as shown in

the illustration.

Other objects, e.g. other keys,

transponder, tags, coins etc. must be

removed from the pocket.
Depress the clutch pedal (manual

transmission), the brake pedal and

press Engine Start/Stop. Release the

button after starting procedure

begins.
To switch off the engine, press

Engine Start/Stop again. Remove the

electronic key from the transmitter

pocket.
This option is intended for

emergencies only. Replace the

electronic key battery as soon as

possible 3 22.
For unlocking or locking the doors,

see fault in electronic key system

3

 25.

Retained power off

The following electronic systems can

work until the driver's door is opened

or for 10 minutes after the ignition is

switched off:

● power windows
● sunroof
● power outlets

Starting the engine

Vehicles with power button

Manual transmission: operate clutch

and brake pedal.
Automatic transmission: operate

brake pedal and move selector lever

to P or N.
Do not operate accelerator pedal.

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Press Engine Start/Stop briefly: an

automatic procedure operates the

starter with a short delay until the

engine is running.
To switch off the engine when vehicle

is stationary, press

Engine Start/Stop briefly. Automatic

transmission: apply the parking brake

and engage P.
To start the engine during an

Autostop:
Manual transmission: during an

Autostop, the engine can be started

by depressing the clutch pedal

3

 182.

Automatic transmission: during an

Autostop, the engine can be started

by releasing the brake pedal 3 182.

Emergency engine shut off during

driving

If the engine needs to be switched off

during driving in case of emergency,

press Engine Start/Stop for more 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

temperatures

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 Engine Start/Stop

pressed. Once applied, the system

will go on 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

engine:

● Clutch pedal not operated

(manual transmission).

● Brake pedal not operated or

selector lever not in P or N

(automatic 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.

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