Opel Karl (2019 year). Manual - part 9


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Opel Karl (2019 year). Manual - part 9




Vehicle care

Bulb replacement

Switch off the ignition and switch off

the relevant switch or close the doors.
Only hold a new bulb at the base! Do

not touch the bulb glass with bare

Use only the same bulb type for

Replace headlight bulbs from within

the engine compartment.

Bulb check

After a bulb replacement switch on

the ignition, operate and check the


Halogen headlights

Low beam and high beam

1. On left vehicle side: rotate and pull

out the filling pipe of the

windscreen washer fluid


2. Remove fuse box cover (left side

of the vehicle only).

3. Press both clips together and

detach plug connector from bulb.


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4. Remove protective cover.

5. Press spring clip and disengage.

6. Remove bulb from reflector


7. When fitting a new bulb, engage

the lugs in the recesses on the


8. Engage the spring clip.
9. Place headlight protective cover

in position and close.

10. Ensure the protective cover is

placed correctly to prevent water

leak and heavy condensations.

Sidelight / Daytime running light

1. Remove fuse box cover (left side

of the vehicle only).

2. Rotate the bulb holder

anticlockwise and remove.



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3. Detach bulb from the bulb holder

and replace it.

4. Insert the bulb socket into the

reflector and turn clockwise.

Sidelight / daytime running light

with LEDs

Sidelights and daytime running lights

are designed as LEDs and cannot be

changed. Consult a workshop in case

of a defective LED.

Front fog lights

1. Tilt the wheel and remove the two

push nuts on the outside of the

wheel liner.

2. Disconnect the electrical

connector from the bulb holder.

3. Remove the bulb assembly

anticlockwise and pull it straight


4. Insert a new bulb assembly

straight into the lamp and rotate


5. Reconnect the electrical


Front turn lights

1. Rotate the bulb holder

anticlockwise and remove.


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2. Rotate bulb anticlockwise and

remove from bulb holder.

3. Replace bulb.
4. Insert the bulb holder into the

reflector and rotate clockwise.

Tail lights

Tail light, brake light, turn light,

reversing light and rear fog light

1. Unscrew both screws.
2. Remove tail light assembly. Take

care that the cable duct remains in


3. tail light / brake light 1

turn light 2
tail light 3
reversing light (passenger side) /

rear fog light (driver's side) 4.

4. Rotate bulb holder anticlockwise.

5. Remove bulb holder. Push bulb

into socket slightly, rotate anti-

clockwise, remove and renew




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6. Insert bulb holder into the tail light

assembly and screw into place.
Connect wiring plug. Install tail

light assembly in body and tighten

screws. Close covers and


7. Switch on ignition, operate and

check all lights.

Side turn lights

To replace bulb, remove lamp


1. Slide lamp to the front and remove

it out of the front wing with the rear


2. Turn bulb holder anticlockwise

and remove from housing.

3. Pull bulb from bulb holder and

replace it.

4. Insert bulb holder and turn


5. Insert front end into front wing,

slide forward and insert rear end.

Centre high-mounted brake


Have LEDs replaced by a workshop.


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Number plate light

1. Unscrew both screws.
2. Remove bulb housing

downwards, taking care not to pull

on the cable.
Rotate bulb holder anticlockwise

to disengage.

3. Remove bulb from bulb holder

and replace it.

4. Insert bulb holder into bulb

housing and turn clockwise.

5. Insert bulb housing and secure

using a screwdriver.

Interior lights

Courtesy light, reading lights

1. To remove, prise the opposite

side of the lamp switch using a

flat-blade screwdriver. (Be careful

not to make scratches.)

2. Remove the bulb.
3. Replace the bulb.
4. Reinstall the lamp assembly.

Load compartment light

1. Prise the lamp out with a


2. Remove bulb.
3. Insert new bulb.
4. Install lamp.

Instrument panel


Have bulbs replaced by a workshop.



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Electrical system


Data on the replacement fuse must

match the data on the defective fuse.
There are two fuse boxes in the


● In the front left of the engine


● On the driver's side behind a

cover in the instrument panel.

Before replacing a fuse, turn off the

respective switch and the ignition.

There are different kinds of fuses in

the vehicle. Some types of fuses in

the vehicle may differ from the ones


Depending on the type of fuse, a

blown fuse can be recognized by its

melted wire. Do not replace the fuse

until the cause of the fault has been

Some functions are protected by

several fuses.
Fuses may also be inserted without

existence of a function.

Fuse extractor

A fuse extractor may be located in the

fuse box in the engine compartment.


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Place the fuse extractor on the

various types of fuse from the top, and

withdraw fuse.

Engine compartment fuse


The fuse box is in the front left of the

engine compartment.
Disengage the cover, lift it upwards

and remove.



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No. Circuit



Transmission output speed



Heated rear window


Heated exterior mirror




Transmission control module


Engine control module




10 Body control module, voltage
11 Rear view camera
12 –
13 –
14 Engine control module/Trans‐

mission control module

15 Injection system/Starter
16 Fuel pump

No. Circuit
17 Engine control module1
18 Engine control module2
19 Injection system/Ignition
20 Air conditioning system
21 Battery sensor
22 Electric steering column lock
23 Cooling fan low
24 –
25 Exterior mirror switch
26 Engine control module
27 Fuel system
28 –
29 Seat occupancy recognition
30 Headlight range adjustment
31 Horn
32 Front fog light
33 High beam left

No. Circuit
34 High beam right
35 –
36 Rear wiper
37 Cornering light left
38 Washer system
39 Cornering light right
40 –
41 –
42 Starter 2
43 Instrument panel
44 DC-DC converter
45 Starter 1
46 ABS
47 Cooling fan high
48 Front wiper
49 Body control module/Retained

power off


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After having changed defective fuses

close the fuse box cover and press

until it engages.
If the fuse box cover is not closed

correctly, malfunction may occur.

Instrument panel fuse box

The fuse box is located on the driver's

side behind a cover in the instrument

To open the compartment, compress

the locking tabs, fold cover down and


No. Circuit



Air conditioning system


Instrument cluster


Transmission control module





Rear parking assist


Data link connection


Electric steering column lock

10 Sensing and Diagnostic module
11 DC transformer
12 –
13 –
14 Linear power module
15 Central locking system/Ignition


16 Ignition system



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No. Circuit
17 –
18 Instrument cluster
19 –
20 Headlight range adjustment
21 Power windows, front
22 Power windows, rear
23 –
24 –
25 Auxiliary power outlet
26 Sunroof
27 Central gateway module
28 Body control module 8
29 Body control module 7
30 Body control module 6
31 Body control module 5
32 Body control module 4
33 Body control module 3

No. Circuit
34 Body control module 2
35 Body control module 1
36 –
37 Steering wheel control LED
38 –
39 Logistic/DC transformer
40 Power window, driver
41 Blower
42 Seat heating, front
43 Air conditioning module
44 Heated steering wheel
45 –

Vehicle tools


Vehicles without spare

The vehicle tools are in the

compartment under the floor cover in

the load compartment.


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Vehicles with spare wheel

The jack and the vehicle tools are in

the load compartment.

Wheels and tyres

Tyre condition, wheel condition

Drive over edges slowly and at right

angles if possible. Driving over sharp

edges can cause tyre and wheel

damage. Do not trap tyres on the kerb

when parking.
Regularly check the wheels for

damage. Seek the assistance of a

workshop in the event of damage or

unusual wear.
We recommend not swapping the

front wheels with the rear wheels and

vice versa, as this can affect vehicle

stability. Always use less worn tyres

on the rear axle.

Winter tyres

Winter tyres improve driving safety at

temperatures below 7 °C and should

therefore be fitted on all wheels.
In accordance with country-specific

regulations, affix the speed sticker in

the driver's field of view.

Tyre designations

E.g. 195/55 R 16 95 H
195 : tyre width, mm

55 : cross-section ratio (tyre height

to tyre width), %


: belt type: Radial

RF : type: RunFlat

16 : wheel diameter, inches

91 : load index e.g. 91 is equivalent

to 615 kg


: speed code letter

Speed code letter:
Q : up to 160 km/h

S : up to 180 km/h

T : up to 190 km/h

H : up to 210 km/h

V : up to 240 km/h

W : up to 270 km/h
Choose a tyre appropriate for the

maximum speed of your vehicle.
The maximum speed is achievable at

kerb weight with driver (75 kg) plus

125 kg payload. Optional equipment

could reduce the maximum speed of

the vehicle.
Performance 3 172.



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Directional tyres

Directional tyres must be mounted so

that they rotate in the correct

direction. The proper rotation

direction is indicated by a symbol

(e.g. an arrow) on the sidewall.

Tyre pressure

Check the pressure of cold tyres at

least every 14 days and before any

long journey.
Do not forget the spare wheel.
This also applies to vehicles with tyre

pressure monitoring system.

Tyre pressure 3 174.

The tyre pressure information label

on the driver's door frame indicates

the original equipment tyres and the

correspondent tyre pressures.
The tyre pressure data refers to cold

tyres. It applies to summer and winter

The ECO tyre pressure serves to

achieve the smallest amount of fuel

consumption possible.
Incorrect tyre pressures will impair

safety, vehicle handling, comfort and

fuel economy and will increase tyre

Tyre pressures differ depending on

various options.
For the correct tyre pressure value,

follow the procedure below:

● Identify the engine identifier

Engine data 3 171.

● Identify the respective tyre.

For the tyres approved for your

vehicle, refer to the EEC Certificate of

Conformity provided with your vehicle

or other national registration


The driver is responsible for correct

adjustment of tyre pressure.

9 Warning

If the pressure is too low, this can

result in considerable tyre warm-

up and internal damage, leading to

tread separation and even to tyre

blow-out at high speeds.

9 Warning

For specific tyres the

recommended tyre pressure as

shown in the tyre pressure table

may exceed the maximum tyre

pressure as indicated on the tyre.

Never exceed the maximum tyre

pressure as indicated on the tyre.

If the tyre pressure must be reduced

or increased, switch off ignition. After

adjusting tyre pressure switch on

ignition and select the relevant setting

on the page Tyre Load in the Driver

Information Centre 3 75.


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Temperature dependency

The tyre pressure depends on the

temperature of the tyre. During

driving, tyre temperature and

pressure increase. Tyre pressure

values provided on the tyre

information label and tyre pressure

chart are valid for cold tyres, which

means at 20 °C.
The pressure increases by nearly

10 kPa for a 10 °C temperature

increase. This must be considered

when warm tyres are checked.
The tyre pressure value displayed in

the Driver Information Centre shows

the real tyre pressure. A cooled down

tyre will show a decreased value,

which does not indicate an air leak.

Tyre pressure monitoring


The tyre pressure monitoring system

checks the pressure of all four tyres

once a minute when vehicle speed

exceeds a certain limit.


Tyre pressure monitoring system

warns only about low tyre pressure

condition and does not replace

regular tyre maintenance by the


All wheels must be equipped with

pressure sensors and the tyres must

have the prescribed pressure.


In countries where the tyre pressure

monitoring system is legally

required, the use of wheels without

pressure sensors will invalidate the

vehicle operating permit.

The current tyre pressures can be

shown in the Vehicle Information

Menu in the Driver Information

The menu can be selected by

pressing the buttons on the stalk.

Press MENU to select the Vehicle

Information MenuX.

Turn the adjuster wheel to select the

tyre pressure monitoring system.



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System status and pressure warnings

are displayed by a message with the

corresponding tyre flashing in the

Driver Information Centre.
The system considers the tyre

temperature for the warnings.
Temperature dependency 3 146.

A detected low tyre pressure

condition is indicated by the control

indicator w 3 73.
If w illuminates, stop as soon as

possible and inflate the tyres as

recommended 3 174.

If w flashes for 60-90 seconds then

illuminates continuously, there is a

fault in the system. Consult a

After inflating, some driving may be

required to update the tyre pressure

values in the Driver Information

Centre. During this time w may

If w illuminates at lower temperatures

and extinguishes after some driving,

this could be an indicator for

approaching a low tyre pressure

condition. Check tyre pressure.
Vehicle messages 3 81.
If the tyre pressure must be reduced

or increased, switch off ignition.
Only mount wheels with pressure

sensors, otherwise the tyre pressure

will not be displayed and w

illuminates continuously.
A temporary spare wheel is not

equipped with pressure sensors. The

tyre pressure monitoring system is

not operational for these tyres.

Control indicator w illuminates. For

the further three tyres, the system

remains operational.

The use of commercially-available

liquid tyre repair kits can impair the

function of the system. Factory-

approved repair kits can be used.
Operating electronic devices or being

close to facilities using similar wave

frequencies could disrupt the tyre

pressure monitoring system.
Each time the tyres are replaced, tyre

pressure monitoring system sensors

must be dismounted and serviced.

For the screwed sensor; replace

valve core and sealing ring. For the

clipped sensor; replace complete

valve stem.

Vehicle loading status

Adjust tyre pressure to load condition

according to the tyre information label

or tyre pressure chart 3 174, and

select the appropriate setting in the

menu Tyre Load in the Driver

Information Centre, Vehicle

Information Menu 3 75. This setting is

the reference for the tyre pressure

The Tyre Load menu only appears if

the vehicle is in a standstill and the

parking brake is applied.


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● Lo for comfort pressure up to

3 people.

● Eco for Eco pressure up to

3 people.

● Hi for full loading.

Tyre pressure sensor matching


Each tyre pressure sensor has a

unique identification code. The

identification code must be matched

to a new tyre / wheel position after

rotating the tyres or exchanging the

complete wheel set and if one or more

tyre pressure sensors were replaced.

The tyre pressure sensor matching

process should also be performed

after replacing a spare tyre with a

road tyre containing the tyre pressure

The malfunction light w and the

warning message or code should go

off at the next ignition cycle. The

sensors are matched to the wheel

positions, using a relearn tool, in the

following order: left side front wheel,

right side front wheel, right side rear

wheel and left side rear wheel. The

turn light at the current active position

is illuminated until sensor is matched.
Consult a workshop for service. There

are 2 minutes to match the first wheel

position, and 5 minutes overall to

match all four wheel positions. If it

takes longer, the matching process

stops and must be restarted.
The tyre pressure sensor matching

process is:

1. Apply the parking brake.
2. Turn the ignition on.
3. Select neutral.

4. Use MENU on the stalk to select

the Vehicle Information Menu in

the Driver Information Centre.

5. Turn the adjuster wheel to scroll to

the tyre pressure menu.

6. Press SET/CLR to begin the

sensor matching process. A

message requesting acceptance

of the process should be


7. Press SET/CLR again to confirm

the selection. The horn sounds

twice to indicate that the receiver

is in relearn mode.

8. Start with the left side front wheel.
9. Place the relearn tool against the

tyre sidewall, near the valve stem.

Then press the button to activate

the tyre pressure sensor. A horn

chirp confirms that the sensor

identification code has been

matched to this wheel position.

10. Proceed to the right side front

wheel, and repeat the procedure

in Step 9.

11. Proceed to the right side rear

wheel, and repeat the procedure

in Step 9.









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