OPEL Meriva
Owner’s Manual
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OPEL Meriva
Operation, Safety, Maintenance
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Data specific to your vehicle
Please enter your vehicle’s data here so that it is readily accessible. Please refer to the sections "Servicing and maintenance" and "Technical
data" and the identification plate.
Fuel
Designation
Engine oil
Grade
Viscosity
Tyre pressure
Tyre size
Front
Rear
Summer tyres
Winter tyres
Weights
Gross vehicle weight rating
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Introduction
Your vehicle is an intelligent combination
of forward-looking technology, impressive
safety, environmental friendliness and
economy.
It now lies with you to drive your vehicle
safely and to see it performs perfectly. This
Owner’s Manual provides you with all the
necessary information to that end.
Make sure your passengers are aware of
the possible risk of accident and injury
which may result from improper use of the
vehicle.
You must always comply with the specific
laws of the country that you are in. These
laws may differ from the information in this
Owner’s Manual.
When this Manual refers to a workshop visit, we recommend your Opel Service Partner.
All Opel Service Partners provide first-class
service at reasonable prices. Experienced
mechanics trained by Opel work according
to specific Opel instructions.
The Owner’s Manual, infotainment system
instructions and the vehicle Service and
Warranty Booklet should always be kept
ready to hand in the vehicle glove compartment.
z The table of contents at the beginning of
the owner’s manual and within the individual chapters will show you where everything is.
z Its index will help you find what you
want.
z Yellow arrows in the illustrations serve as
points of reference or indicate some action to be performed.
z Black arrows in the illustrations indicate
a reaction or a second action to be performed.
z This Owner’s Manual depicts left-hand
drive vehicles. Right-hand drive vehicles
are operated in the same way.
z The Owner’s Manual uses the internal
engine codes. The corresponding sales
designations are found in the chapter
"Technical data".
z Directional data, e.g. left or right, or
front or back, in the descriptions always
relate to the direction of travel.
3 signifies equipment not fitted to all vehicles (model variants, engine options, models specific to one country, optional equipment, Genuine Opel Parts and Accessories).
Page references are indicated with 3. 3
means "see page".
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Danger, 9 Warning, Caution
9 Danger
Text marked 9 Danger provides information on risk of endangering life. Failure to comply with the instructions could
endanger life.
9 Warning
Text marked 9 Warning provides information on risk of accident or injury. Failure to comply with the instructions could
lead to injury.
Symbols
6 Continue reading on next page.
Caution
Text marked Caution provides information on possible damage to the vehicle
Failure to comply with the instructions
could lead to vehicle damage.
Make use of the Owner’s Manual
Safe driving!
z The "In Brief" section will give you an initial overview.
Adam Opel GmbH
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Contents
In Brief ....................................................... 2
Keys, doors, windows,
slide and tilt sunroof .......................... 26
Seats, Interior .......................................... 44
Instruments, Controls ............................. 82
Lighting ................................................. 102
Infotainment system ........................... 111
Climate control ..................................... 114
Driving and operation ......................... 129
Self-help, vehicle care .......................... 165
Service and maintenance ................... 199
Technical Data .................................... 218
Index ...................................................... 234
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In Brief
In Brief
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To unlock the vehicle: Press
button q
To adjust front seat leg room: Pull
handle, slide seat, release handle
Open the door by pulling on the door
handle. To open the tailgate, pull on the
button in the handle recess and pull the
tailgate upwards.
Seats 3 44, Seat position 3 45.
Door locks 3 26, key 3 26, remote control
3 28, central locking system 3 30, antitheft locking system 3 3 31, tailgate 3 32,
anti-theft alarm system 3 3 34.
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In Brief
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To adjust front seat backrests:
Turn handwheel
To adjust front seat height 3: Pull
lever
Do not lean on seat backrest whilst
adjusting it.
Lift lever and relieve some weight from seat
to raise it or press down on seat with body
weight to lower it.
Seats 3 44, Seat position 3 45.
Seats 3 44, Seat position 3 45.
3
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Head restraint height of front and
rear outer seats: Tip head
restraint forward to release, hold
and adjust height, engage
Head restraints 3 46, Centre rear head
restraint 3 47, Head restraint position 3 47,
Head restraint removal 3 48.
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In Brief
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Extend the seat belt and clip it
into the buckle
To adjust interior mirror by
swivelling
The seat belt must not be twisted and must
lie snugly against the body. The backrest
must not be tilted back too far (maximum
approx. 25 ).
Swivel lever 3 on underside of mirror
housing to reduce dazzle.
To release belt, press red button on belt
buckle.
Interior mirror 3 38, Automatic anti-dazzle
interior mirror 3 3 39.
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Use the knob to move the exterior
mirrors in the appropriate
direction
Mirror 3 36, Aspherical exterior mirrors 3
3 37, Swinging in exterior mirror 3 37.
Three-point seat belt 3 59,
Airbag system 3 3 67, seat position 3 45.
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In Brief
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Adjust exterior mirrors
electrically 3
Select the mirror to be adjusted using the
rocker switch and adjust using the fourway switch.
Mirror 3 36, Aspherical exterior mirrors 3
3 37, Swinging in exterior mirror 3 37,
Heated exterior mirrors 3 3 13, 3 41.
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Steering wheel adjustment 3:
Swivel lever down, adjust height,
swivel lever up, engage
Adjust steering wheel only when vehicle is
stationary and steering wheel lock is
released.
Airbag system 3 67, Steering wheel lock
3 15.
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In Brief
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In Brief
1
Parking lamps, dipped beam ... 3 102
Courtesy lamp ............................ 3 108
Instrument illumination .............. 3 108
Rear fog lamp ............................ 3 104
Fog lamp 3 ................................. 3 103
Headlamp range adjustment 3 3 104
2
Side Air vents .............................. 3 115
3
Horn ...............................................3 12
4
Indicators, headlamp flasher
Dipped beam, main beam............3 11
Ambient lighting 3...................... 3 107
Cruise control 3........................... 3 148
5
Steering wheel remote
control 3 ...................................... 3 111
6
Instruments .................................. 3 82
7
Windscreen wipers and
windscreen washer system,
headlamp washer system 3
and rear window
washer system 3 ...............3 12, 3 100
8
9
Hazard warning lamps ... 3 12, 3 104
LED for
anti-theft alarm system 3 ............3 34
Heated seats 3 ............................ 3 46
10 Central information display
for time, date,
outside temperature,
infotainment system 3 ................ 3 90
11 Infotainment system 3 .............. 3 111
7
18 Brake pedal .................... 3 135, 3 151
19 Ignition switch
with steering wheel lock .............. 3 15
20 Steering wheel adjustment 3 ....... 3 5
21 Clutch pedal 3 ........................... 3 135
22 Bonnet release lever .................. 3 165
23 Fuse box ..................................... 3 182
12 Front passenger airbag 3 ........... 3 67
13 Glove compartment ..................... 3 80
14 Climate control ........................... 3 114
15 Air conditioning system 3 ......... 3 114
Heated rear window ........... 3 13, 3 41
Recirculation system 3 ............... 3 119
16 Ashtray ......................................... 3 79
Accessory socket and
cigarette lighter ........................... 3 78
17 Accelerator pedal .......... 3 135, 3 137
Centre air vents .......................... 3 115
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In Brief
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In Brief
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1
Side air vents .............................. 3 115
8
Horn ...............................................3 12
15 Steering wheel adjustment 3 ....... 3 5
2
Front passenger airbag 3 .......... 3 67
9
Instruments ................................... 3 82
16 Accelerator pedal .......... 3 135, 3 137
3
Infotainment system 3 ............. 3 111
17 Brake pedal .................... 3 135, 3 151
4
Hazard warning lamps .... 3 12, 3 104
LED for
anti-theft alarm system 3 ............3 34
Heated seats 3 ........................... 3 46
10 Windscreen wipers,
windscreen washer system,
headlamp washer system 3
and rear window
washer system 3 ...............3 12, 3 100
5
Information display
for time, date,
outside temperature,
infotainment system 3 ............... 3 90
6
Centre air vents .......................... 3 115
7
Indicators, headlamp flasher
dipped beam, main beam ............3 11
ambient lighting 3...................... 3 107
cruise control 3 ........................... 3 148
11 Parking lamps, dipped beam ....3 102
Courtesy lamp .............................3 108
Instrument illumination ..............3 108
Fog tail lamp ...............................3 104
Fog lamp 3 .................................3 103
Headlamp range adjustment 3 .3 104
12 Bonnet release lever .................. 3 165
13 Steering wheel remote
control 3 ......................................3 111
18 Clutch pedal 3 ........................... 3 135
19 Ashtray ......................................... 3 79
Accessory socket and
cigarette lighter ........................... 3 78
20 Air conditioning system 3 ......... 3 114
Heated rear window ........... 3 13, 3 41
Recirculation system 3............... 3 119
21 Climate control .......................... 3 114
22 Glove compartment .................... 3 80
23 Fuse box ..................................... 3 182
14 Ignition switch with steering
wheel lock ..................................... 3 15
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In Brief
Control indicators
X
Seat belt 3,
3 82.
B
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) 3, fault,
3 82, 3 106.
I
Engine oil pressure,
3 84.
R
Brake system, clutch system 3,
3 85.
O
Turn signal lamps,
3 11, 3 84.
u
Anti-lock Braking System 3,
3 152.
C
Main beam,
3 11, 3 84.
S
Engine oil level 3,
3 85.
EPS
Electric power steering 3,
3 86.
v
Electronic Stability Program
(ESP®Plus) 3,
3 146.
Y
Fuel level,
3 86, 3 140.
y
Seat occupancy recognition 3,
3 72, 3 73.
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Fog lamps 3,
3 83, 3 103.
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A
Engine electronics, immobiliser,
Easytronic 3, Fault,
3 83, 3 27, 3 143.
Preheating system 3, Diesel
particle filter 3,
3 86.
j
Easytronic 3, starting the
engine 3,
3 130.
T
Easytronic 3, Winter
programme,
3 132.
Z
v
Exhaust gases 3,
3 83, 3 143.
Airbag systems 3, Belt
tensioners,
3 61, 3 72.
m
Cruise control 3,
3 148.
r
Fog tail lamp,
3 85, 3 104.
p
Alternator,
3 85.
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In Brief
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Exterior lights
Rotate
7
8
9
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Off
Parking lamps
Dipped or main beam
Headlamp flash =
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Fog lamps 3
Fog tail lamp
Main beam, headlamp flash 3 103.
Press
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r
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Headlamp flash, main beam and
dipped beam
Main beam
Dipped beam
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Pull stalk towards
steering wheel
Push stalk forwards
Push stalk forwards
again
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Turn signals
Right
Left
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Lever upwards
Lever downwards
Turn signal lamps 3 103.
Lighting 3 102, headlamp warning device
3 17.
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In Brief
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Hazard warning flashers
Horn: Press j
Windscreen wipers
Operated with the ¨ button.
Airbag system 3 3 67, Steering wheel
remote control 3 3 111.
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Hazard warning lamps 3 104.
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Fast
Slow
Timed interval wipe
Off
Windscreen wipers 3 100 adjustable
intermittent setting 3 3 100, further
information 3 198, 3 215.
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Operating windscreen and
headlamp washer systems 3:
Pull stalk towards steering wheel
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Rear window wiper and washer
system
Heated rear window, heated
exterior mirrors 3
Wiper on
Wiper off
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Operated with the Ü button.
The wipers will swipe for a few strokes.
The headlamp washer system 3 can be
operated when the lights are on.
Washing
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Windscreen washer system and headlamp
washer system 3 3 101, Further
information 3 198, 3 215.
Rear window wash and wipe system 3 101,
Wiper blades 3 215, Car care 3 198.
Push stalk forwards
Pull stalk towards
steering wheel
Push lever forward
and hold
13
Climate control 3 114, Heated rear window
3 41.
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In Brief
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To clear fogged or icy windows
Turn rotary switch for temperature and air
volume, for air flow also press V,for air
conditioning system 3: button n, climate
control 3: button V.
Climate control 3 114, Air conditioning
system 3 3 119, Climate control system 3
3 122.
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To set automatic mode of climate
control system 3
Press AUTO button, select temperature
with rotary knob, open air vents.
Climate control system 3 3 122.
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Manual transmission
Reverse gear: With vehicle stationary, wait
3 seconds after depressing the clutch, then
lift the ring below the gear knob and
engage gear.
If the gear does not engage, set the lever in
neutral, release the clutch pedal and
depress again; then repeat gear selection.
Manual transmission 3 14.
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Before starting off, check
z Tyre pressure and tyre condition 3 155,
3 228.
z Engine oil level and fluid levels 3 209 to
3 216.
z All windows, mirrors, exterior lighting
and number plates are free from dirt,
snow and ice and operational.
z Seats, seat belts and mirrors are
correctly adjusted. 3 44, 3 59, 3 36.
z Check brake function at low speed,
particularly if the brakes are wet.
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Automated manual
transmission 3
N
o
+
A/M
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=
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R
=
Idle/start position
Driving position
Higher gear
Lower gear
Switch between Automatic and
Manual mode
Reverse gear
(with selector lever lock)
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Steering wheel lock and ignition
Turn key to position 1. Move the steering
wheel slightly to release the steering wheel
lock.
0
1
2
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3
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Ignition off
Steering free, ignition off
Ignition on, with diesel engine: preheating
Starting
To move the selector lever from N to R
press the button on the lever.
Only start in N with foot brake applied.
Automated manual transmission 3 3 129.
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In Brief
Parking the vehicle
z Always apply the handbrake without
pressing the release button. On an
incline, apply as tight as possible. To
reduce activation force, depress foot
brake at the same time.
z Switch off engine and ignition. Turn the
ignition key to position 0 and pull it out.
Turn the steering wheel until it is clear
that the steering lock has engaged (antitheft protection).
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Starting the engine
Depress clutch and brake, manual
transmission automated 3 in N, do not
press the accelerator, in diesel engine
vehicles turn the key to positing 2 until the
warning lamp ! goes out, turn key to
position 3; let go of the key when the
engine is running.
Before restarting or switching off the
engine, turn key back to 0.
To switch on the ignition, only turn the key
to 2.
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Releasing the hand brake: Raise
lever slightly, Press release
button, Lower lever fully
Hand brake 3 153.
On vehicles with manual transmission
automated 3, control indicator R
flashes for a few seconds after the
ignition is switched off if the hand brake
has not been applied.
z If the vehicle is on the flat or on an
incline, engage first gear before
switching off the ignition. On an uphill
slope, also turn the front wheels out from
the kerb.
If the vehicle is facing downhill, engage
reverse gear before switching off the
ignition. Also turn the front wheels into
the kerb.
z Lock the vehicle by pressing button p on
the remote key fob.
To activate the anti-theft locking
system 3 and anti-theft alarm system 3,
press button p twice.
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Advice when parking
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Interesting functions
z Do not park the vehicle on flammable
ground as combustion could occur due
to the high exhaust temperatures.
z Close window, sliding roof 3 and tilting
roof 3.
z The engine cooling fans may run after
the engine has been switched off, 3 209.
z After running at high engine speeds or
with high engine loads, operate the
engine briefly at a low load or run in
neutral for approx. 30 seconds before
switching off in order to protect the
turbocharger 3.
Remote control 3 28, central locking
system 3 30, anti-theft warning system 3
3 34, parking vehicle for longer periods
3 217.
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In Brief
Flexible Seat System (FlexSpace)
The back seat of your vehicle has three
seats or, with the centre seat lowered, two
seats with maximum seating space. The
outer seats can be lowered to obtain a level
loading surface.
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Sliding outboard rear seats front-rear
z Pull handle under seat.
z Slide seat.
z Release handle and allow seat to
engage in position.
When pushing the seats back, to prevent
damage make sure the backrests are not in
their furthest back position.
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Adjust or fold backrest of rear outboard
seats
z Pull handle on outboard side of seat.
z Guide backrest into the relevant position.
z Release handle and allow seat to audibly
engage in position.
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The backrest can engage in several
positions. In addition, the backrest can be
folded all the way down to the seat when
extending the luggage compartment.
9 Warning
To prevent injuries, always hold back
seat backrest firmly and guide
downward when folding.
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Lower centre seat
z House centre seat belt in the holder in
the roof.
z Insert seat belts into recesses in seat
cushion.
z Slide centre seat head rest all the way
down.
z Pull release handle at rear of centre
backrest. Tilt backrest forward and
engage.
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Variant 1 with three rear seats
z Adjust backrest to centre position.
z Pull handle beneath seat. Slide seat all
the way forward, then outward toward
the door and then further forward to the
desired position.
z Release handle and allow seat to
engage in position.
z Raise centre seat.
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Variant 2 with two rear seats, with
maximum seating space
z Lower centre seat.
Lower outboard seats
z Pull seat belt from belt guide at backrest.
z Adjust backrest to centre position.
z To achieve a level loading surface, pull
release handle on back of backrest and
push seat down until it latches into
position.
z Pull handle beneath seat. Slide seat all
the way back, then toward the centre of
the vehicle and then further rearward to
the desired position.
z Release handle and allow seat to
engage in position.
z Fold down outboard rear seat backrests.
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Airbag system
The airbag system consists of several
internal systems.
Front airbag system
The front airbag system will be triggered in
the event of a serious accident involving a
frontal impact and forms safety cushions
for the driver and front passenger. The
forward movement of the driver and front
passenger is checked and the risk of
injuries to the upper body and head
thereby substantially reduced.
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Side airbag system 3
The side airbag is triggered in the event of
a side-on collision to form a safety cushion
for the driver or front passenger in the
respective door area. This substantially
reduces the risk of injury to the upper body
and pelvis.
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Curtain airbag system 3
In the event of a side-on collision, the
curtain airbag system triggers and
provides a safety barrier in the head area
of the vehicle. This considerably reduces
the risk of injury to the head in the event of
a side-on collision.
Active head restraints 3 on front
seats
Airbag System 3 3 67.
Active head restraints can be recognised
by the word ACTIVE.
In the event of a rear-end impact, the
active head restraints tilt forwards slightly.
The head is more effectively supported by
the head restraint and the risk of whiplash
injury is reduced.
Head restraints 3 46.
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In Brief
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Travel Assistant 3
The Travel Assistant Contains
z Armrest.
z Tray.
z Drink holders.
The Travel Assistant is mounted on the
lowered centre seat.
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Dismantling the Travel Assistant
z Press lower button on the
Travel Assistant.
z Pull Travel Assistant upwards out of
recesses.
z There is a carrying handle on the back to
facilitate transport.
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Operating menus via the
information display 3
Menu options are selected using menus
and using the buttons/four-way button or
the multifunction button of the
Infotainment system 3 or the buttons 3 on
the steering wheel. The respective menu
options are shown on the display.
Selection using four-way button: press
four-way button at top, bottom, left or
right.
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Ü Board Computer
BC 1
Timer
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To exit a menu, turn the multifunction
button left or right to Return or Main and
select.
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19,5° 19:36
All values
BC 2
Selection using multifunction button 3:
rotate and press multifunction button.
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1
257.0
Ø 40
8
31.0
Ø 7.0
km
km/h
Ltr.
Ltr./100km
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To select with steering wheel buttons 3
Select menu options via the menus and the
buttons.
Trip computer 3
Information display 3 90.
z Instantaneous consumption
Functions:
z Range
z Distance travelled
z Average speed
z Effective consumption
z Average consumption
z Stop watch
Trip computer 3 97.
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In Brief
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Steering wheel remote control 3
Rear seat audio system 3
Ultrasonic parking sensors 3
The functions of the infotainment system
and the information display can be
operated with the remote control on the
steering wheel.
Twin Audio allows rear seat occupants the
choice between the audio source played on
the Infotainment system or the alternative
audio source.
When reverse gear is selected, the park
pilot switches itself on automatically.
Steering wheel remote control 3 3 111,
Infotainment system 3 111.
Rear seat audio system 3 3 112.
Ultrasonic parking sensors 3 3 150.
An acoustic warning sounds when the
vehicle approaches an obstacle behind.
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The lamp beam projects at a 90 angle to
the left or right of the vehicle up to a
distance of approx. 30 metres.
Reversing function
Turning the lights on, selecting reverse
gear and activating the turn signal
activates the cornering light for the
relevant side. When the turn signal is
switched off, the cornering light continues
to illuminate for 15 seconds.
Adaptive forward lighting 3 3 106.
Diesel particle filter 3
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Adaptive Headlight (AFL) 3
The system provides better illumination of
the road on corners and curves.
Curve lighting
The light beam pivots based on
steering wheel position and speed
(from approx. 10 km/h).
The headlamps shine at an angle of up
to 15 to the right or left of the direction of
travel.
The diesel particle filter system filters
harmful soot particles out of the exhaust
gases. The system includes a self-cleaning
function that run automatically during
driving. The filter is cleaned by burning off
the soot particles at high temperature.
This process takes place automatically
under set driving conditions and may take
up to 25 minutes. Fuel consumption may
be higher during this period. The emission
of smells and smoke during this process is
normal.
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Under certain driving conditions, e.g. short
journeys, the system may not clean itself
automatically.
If the filter requires cleaning and previous
driving conditions did not enable
automatic cleaning, control indicator !
flashes.
Further instructions 3 144.
Cornering light
An additional lamp comes on at certain
steering wheel settings (after rotation
of approx. 90 ), turn signal settings and
speeds (up to approx. 40 km/h).
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Keys, doors, windows, slide and tilt sunroof
Keys, doors, windows,
slide and tilt sunroof
Replacement keys
The key number is specified in the
Car Pass 3.
The key is part of the electronic
immobiliser.
Locks 3 198.
Replacement keys ...............................
Key with retractable key blade 3 ......
Car Pass................................................
Electronic immobiliser..........................
Radio remote control ..........................
Central locking system ........................
Malfunction in remote control ............
Malfunction in central
locking system .................................
Tailgate ................................................
Anti-theft alarm system 3 ..................
Child safety locks.................................
Exterior mirrors.....................................
Interior mirror .......................................
Manual window operation..................
Electric windows 3...............................
Sun roof and tilting roof 3 ..................
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27
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30
32
32
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34
36
36
38
39
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Key with retractable key blade 3
Press button to extend. To retract, press
button and audibly engage key blade.
Car Pass
The Car Pass contains safety-related
vehicle data and should therefore be kept
in a safe place.
When the car is taken to a workshop, the
Car Pass data is needed in order to
perform certain operations.
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Keys, doors, windows, slide and tilt sunroof
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If control indicator A illuminates after the
engine has started, there is a fault in the
engine electronics or transmission
electronics 3 3 83, 3 133, 3 143 or there is
water in the diesel fuel filter 3 3 212.
Note
The immobiliser does not lock the doors.
Therefore, always lock the vehicle before
leaving it unattended and enable the
anti-theft alarm system 3 3 34.
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Electronic immobiliser
The system checks whether the vehicle is
allowed to start with the key used. Once
the transponder in the key is recognised,
the vehicle can be started.
The electronic immobiliser activates
automatically when the key is removed
from the ignition switch.
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Control indicator for immobilizer A
Control indicator A illuminates briefly
when the ignition is switched on.
If the control indicator flashes when the
ignition is on, there is a fault in the system;
the engine cannot be started. Switch off
the ignition and then repeat the start
attempt.
If the control indicator A continues to
flash, please try to start the engine using
the second key and contact a workshop.
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Keys, doors, windows, slide and tilt sunroof
Radio remote control
Depending on equipment level, the vehicle
comes equipped with one of the remote
controls depicted on this page.
The remote control is integrated in the key.
Used to operate:
z Central locking system,
z Mechanical anti-theft locking system 3,
z Anti-theft alarm system 3.
In vehicles with electric windows in all
doors 3, the radio remote control can be
used to closed the windows.
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The remote control has a range of
approx. 5 metres. This range can be
affected by outside influences. Aim the
remote control at the vehicle to operate.
The hazard warning lamps flash to confirm
remote control operation.
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Handle the remote control with care,
protect it from moisture and high
temperatures and avoid unnecessary
operation.
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Fault
If the central locking system cannot be
operated with the remote control, it may be
due to the following:
Key with fixed key bit, see Fig. 15331 T on
previous page.
Have the battery changed in a workshop.
Synchronise remote control
After changing the battery, unlock the
door using the key in the lock. The radio
remote control is synchronised by inserting
the key in the ignition lock.
z Range exceeded.
z Remote control battery voltage too low.
Change battery.
z Operating the remote control several
times in quick succession outside the
range of the vehicle can result in the
remote control no longer being
recognised so that it has to be resynchronised.
z If the central locking system is
overloaded as a result of repeated
operation at short intervals. The power
supply is cut off for a brief period.
z Interference from higher-power radio
waves from other sources.
Opening the vehicle 3 32.
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Remote control battery replacement
Replace the battery as soon as the range
of the remote control begins to shrink.
Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at an
appropriate recycling collection point.
Key with retractable key blade, see
Fig. 15330 T on previous page.
Extend the key 3 26. Open the remote
control. Replace the battery (battery type
CR 20 32), noting installation position.
Close the remote control and synchronise.
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Keys, doors, windows, slide and tilt sunroof
When the mechanical anti-theft locking
system 3 is enabled, the doors cannot be
unlocked by pulling up the lock buttons.
Country-specific version 3: pressing once
unlocks the driver’s door, and pressing
twice unlocks the entire vehicle.
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Central locking system
Unlock and lock doors, tailgate and fuel
filler flap.
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To lock
Close doors, luggage compartment and
tank flap.
To unlock
Press button q on remote control
Press button p of the radio remote control
– or from the inside –
Press lock button on driver’s door when the
doors are closed.
Release lock button on driver’s door.
– or from the inside –
To open the door, pull the handle. Open
the luggage compartment by pulling the
button in the handle recess.
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Within 10 seconds of locking, press the
p button on the remote control again.
The mechanical anti-theft locking system is
switched off when the vehicle is unlocked.
Note
z To prevent the driver from being
inadvertently locked out, the button on
the driver’s door cannot be depressed
when the door is open.
z If the driver’s door is not closed properly,
the central locking system will unlock
again immediately after locking.
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Mechanical anti-theft locking system 3
9 Warning
Do not use the system if there are people
in the vehicle! The doors cannot be
unlocked from the inside.
All doors must be closed.
If the ignition was on, the driver’s door
must be opened and closed once so that
the vehicle can be secured.
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Fault
If the central locking cannot be operated,
this can be for one of the following reasons:
z If the central locking system is
overloaded as a result of repeated
operation at short intervals. The power
supply is cut off for a brief period.
z Faulty fuse in fuse box 3 182.
To eliminate the cause of the fault, contact
a workshop.
Opening driver’s door with key.
z The doors lock again automatically a
short time after unlocking the vehicle
using the remote control if no door is
opened in the meantime.
z To lock the doors from inside (e.g. to
prevent unwanted entry from outside),
push down lock button on driver’s door.
z Locked doors unlock automatically if an
accident of a certain severity occurs (to
permit outside assistance) – Prerequisite:
Ignition must not be switched off.
All doors are secured against opening.
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Keys, doors, windows, slide and tilt sunroof
Malfunction in central
locking system
To unlock
Turn key anticlockwise in driver’s door lock,
return to the vertical position and remove.
The driver’s door is unlocked. The other
doors can be unlocked by pulling the
interior lock buttons (not possible if the
anti-theft locking system is enabled 3).
Switch on the ignition to deactivate the
anti-theft alarm system 3.
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Malfunction in remote control
To unlock
Turn key anticlockwise in driver’s door lock,
return to the vertical position and remove.
The entire vehicle is unlocked. Switch on the
ignition to deactivate the anti-theft alarm
system 3.
To lock
With the driver’s door open, press the
interior lock button of the other doors.
Close the driver’s door. Turn the key
clockwise in the lock, return to the vertical
position and remove. The fuel filler flap
cannot be locked.
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Tailgate
To unlock
Press button q on the remote control, the
tailgate and the doors will be unlocked.
To lock
With the driver’s door closed, turn the key
clockwise in the lock, return to the vertical
position and remove. The entire vehicle is
locked.
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To open
The tailgate is opened by pulling on the
button in the handle recess.
9 Warning
Do not drive with the tailgate open or
ajar, e.g. when transporting bulky
objects, since toxic exhaust gas could
penetrate the interior.
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To close
Close the tailgate using the handle on the
inside of the tailgate.
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To lock
Press button p on radio remote control.
Do not press the release button in the trim
recess while closing as this will unlock it
again.
After fitting certain accessories, it might
not be possible to keep the tailgate in the
open position.
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Keys, doors, windows, slide and tilt sunroof
Anti-theft alarm system 3
Monitors
z the doors, luggage compartment,
bonnet.
z the passenger compartment.
z vehicle tilt, e.g. if it is raised.
z the ignition.
9 Warning
Do not use the system if there are people
in the vehicle! The doors cannot be
unlocked from the inside.
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To activate
All doors, windows, sun roof 3, tilting
roof 3 and bonnet must be closed. Press
button p on the radio remote control
again within 10 seconds of locking.
Activation without monitoring of
passenger compartment and vehicle tilt
Switch on e.g. if animals are to be left in the
vehicle.
If the ignition was switched on, the driver’s
door must be opened and closed once so
that the anti-theft alarm system can be
switched on.
2. Press button in front of the courtesy lamp
(with ignition off); LED in the hazard
warning lamp button flashes a
maximum of 10 seconds.
1. Close tailgate and bonnet.
3. Close doors.
4. Activate the anti-theft alarm system. The
LED lights up. After approx. 10 seconds,
the system is activated. The LED flashes
until the system is deactivated.
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After the first 10 seconds of anti-theft
alarm system activation:
z LED flashes
= System switched on,
slowly
z LED comes on for = Switch-off function.
approx. 1 second
Contact a workshop for assistance if
problems are encountered.
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Light emitting diode (LED)
During the first 10 seconds of anti-theft
alarm system activation:
To deactivate
Press button q on remote control unit
z LED comes on = Test, delayed
switch-on,
z LED flashes
= Door, tailgate or
rapidly
bonnet open, or
system fault.
switch on ignition.
– or –
In the case of a malfunction in the remote
control, use the key to unlock the vehicle
3 32.
If the alarm is triggered when the driver’s
door is opened, deactivate the anti-theft
alarm system by switching on the ignition.
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Keys, doors, windows, slide and tilt sunroof
Note
z Changes to the vehicle interior, such as
the use of seat covers, could impair the
function of passenger compartment
monitoring.
z Switch off the interior monitoring system
when the interior of a parked vehicle is
being heated.
Alarm
When triggered, the alarm gives off an
acoustic signal (horn) and a visual signal
(hazard warning flashers). The number
and duration of the alarms are stipulated
by legislation.
The alarm can be silenced by pressing a
button on the remote control or by
switching on the ignition. The anti-theft
alarm system is deactivated at the same
time.
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Child safety locks
9 Warning
Use the child safety lock whenever
children are occupying the rear seats.
Turn rotary knob at rear door lock from
vertical position using key: door cannot be
opened from the inside.
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Exterior mirrors
Adjust manually with the handles in the
front door or electrically 3 with the switch
in the driver’s door console.
Adjust exterior mirrors manually
Use the knob to move the exterior mirrors in
the appropriate direction.
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Adjust exterior mirrors electrically 3
Select the mirror to be adjusted using the
rocker switch and adjust using the fourway switch.
To retract exterior mirrors
Manual: The exterior mirrors can be folded
in by a slight pressure on the outer edge of
the housing.
Aspherical exterior mirror 3
The aspherical mirror glass makes the blind
angle smaller. The curvature makes objects
look smaller, making it more difficult to
estimate how far away following vehicles
are.
Electric 3: Press button and both exterior
mirrors fold in.
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For the safety of pedestrians, the exterior
mirrors will swing out of their normal
mounting position if they are bumped with
sufficient force. Reposition the mirror by
applying slight pressure to the mirror
housing.
Press button again and both exterior
mirrors swivel back to the driving position.
If a mirror has been manually adjusted,
swivel in both mirrors by hand and then
press the button.
After electrical operation, there is a
6 second delay before it can be swung
again.
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Heated exterior mirrors 3
Heating is activated or deactivated by
pressing the Ü button.
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On vehicles with electronic climate control
Ü appears on the climate control display.
Interior mirror
Heating works with the engine running and
is switched off automatically after a few
minutes.
Manual anti-dazzle interior mirror
To reduce dazzle, swivel the lever on the
underside of the mirror housing.
Swivel mirror housing to adjust.
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Electric windows 3
9 Warning
Take care when operating the electric
windows. Risk of injury, particularly to
children.
If there are children on the rear seat,
switch on the child safety system 3 for
the electric windows.
Keep a close watch on the windows
when closing them. Ensure that nothing
becomes trapped in them as they move.
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Automatic:Anti-dazzle interior mirror 3
Dazzling at night is reduced automatically.
The interior mirror does not reduce dazzle
when:
z the ignition is switched off.
Manual window operation
Operational readiness
Operable when the ignition key is in
position 1.
The door windows can be operated using
window winders.
Button illumination indicates operational
readiness.
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Operational readiness ends when the
driver’s door is opened.
z reverse gear is engaged or selector lever
set to R.
z interior lighting has been switched on.
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Keys, doors, windows, slide and tilt sunroof
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Operation
To operate window in stages, tap
appropriate switch. For automatic opening
or closing, keep switch pressed for slightly
longer; to stop window movement, tap
switch again.
Child safety system for rear windows 3
Switch between the rocker switches in the
handle on the driver’s door
Safety function
If the window glass encounters resistance
above the middle of the window during
automatic closing, it is immediately
stopped and the window opened again.
z to right (green control indicator visible):
rear windows can be operated with the
rocker buttons in the rear doors.
z to left (red control indicator visible): rear
windows cannot be operated with the
rocker buttons in the rear doors,
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Closing windows 3 from outside
On vehicles with electric windows in all
doors, the windows can be closed from
outside:
Hold button p of the remote control
depressed until all of the windows have
closed completely.
If the windows do not move easily (e.g. on
account of frost), repeatedly tap the switch
for the window in question until the window
has been closed in stages.
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Overload
If the windows are repeatedly operated at
short intervals, the power supply is briefly
cut off.
Fault
If the windows cannot be opened and
closed automatically, activate the window
electronics as follows:
1. Close doors.
2. Switch on ignition.
3. Close the window completely and hold
the rocker switch down at least
5 seconds longer.
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Heated rear window 3
Heating is activated or deactivated by
pressing the Ü button.
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On vehicles with electronic climate
control Ü appears on the climate control
display.
Heating works with the engine running and
is switched off automatically after a few
minutes.
4. Open the window completely and hold
the rocker switch down at least 1 second
longer.
5. Repeat for each window.
The heated rear window automatically
switches on when the diesel particle filter is
being cleaned 3 depending on the engine.
Climate control 3 114.
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Keys, doors, windows, slide and tilt sunroof
Front roof (sliding sun roof)
Left rocker switch l and \ between the
sun visors. Operable when the ignition is
on.
To open:
Press button I, sun roof opens. To stop
the movement, press button again.
To close
Press button \ until the sun roof is closed.
To raise
With the sun roof closed, press button \
until sun roof is open.
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Sun roof and tilting roof 3
9 Warning
Take care when operating the sunroof 3
and the slide/tilt roof 3. Risk of injury,
especially for children.
Keep a close watch on the sun roof when
it is being closed. Ensure that nothing
becomes trapped.
To lower
Press button l until the sun roof is closed.
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Rear roof (tilting sun roof)
Right rocker switch \ and w between the
sun visors. Operable with the ignition is on.
To raise
Press button \ until tilting roof has been
raised.
To lower
Press button w until tilting roof has closed.
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Sun shade
To reduce the sunlight in the interior with
the sliding roof closed or raised.
Open or close sun shade as required.
When the sun roof is opened, the sun shade
is also opened.
Note
z If the top of the roof is wet, raise roof,
allow water to run off and then open
roof.
z When using a roof rack, check the
clearance of the sun roof to avoid
damage.
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Fault
If the electric drive fails, the system is
protected by a fuse in the fuse box 3 181.
Until the fault is remedied, operate the sun
roof as follows:
Picture no: 14803s.tif
Use a screwdriver 3 to push the drive shaft
in and turn until the sunroof or slide/tilt roof
is closed.
Push drive cover backwards.
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Seats, Interior
Seats, Interior
Front seats ...........................................
Head restraints ....................................
Armrest 3 .............................................
Travel Assistant 3 ...............................
Rear seats.............................................
Flexible Seat System (FlexSpace).......
Luggage compartment extension .....
Luggage compartment cover 3.........
Safety net 3 .........................................
Lashing eyes ........................................
Bag hangers 3.....................................
Notes on loading the vehicle..............
Three-stage safety system..................
Three-point seat belts .........................
Belt tensioners......................................
Using the belts .....................................
Mounting clips 3 for ISOFIX child
restraint systems ...............................
Child restraint system 3 ......................
Airbag system......................................
Cigarette lighter 3...............................
Accessory sockets 3 ............................
Ashtrays ...............................................
Stowage compartments......................
Foldaway tables 3 ..............................
Coin holder 3 .......................................
Sun visors..............................................
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48
48
51
52
53
55
56
57
57
58
59
59
60
62
64
65
67
78
78
79
80
81
81
81
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Front seats
9 Warning
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Adjusting the backrests
Take the pressure off the backrest and turn
the hand wheel on the side.
Never adjust seats while driving. They
may make uncontrolled movements.
Adjust longitudinal seat position
Pull handle at front of seat, move seat and
then release handle.
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Adjusting the seat height 3
Lift front side lever and relieve some weight
from seat to raise it or press down on seat
with body weight to lower it.
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Adjusting the lumbar support 3
Turn side hand wheel on backrest while
relieving the load on the backrest.
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Seat position
9 Warning
Only drive with the seat correctly
adjusted.
z Sit with your buttocks as far back against
the backrest as possible. Adjust the
distance between your feet and the
pedals so that your legs are slightly
angled when pressing the pedals. Slide
the passenger seat as far back as
possible.
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Seats, Interior
z Sit with your shoulders as far back
against the backrest as possible. Set the
backrest rake so that you can easily
reach the steering wheel with your arms
slightly bent. Maintain contact between
your shoulders and the backrest when
turning the steering wheel. Do not angle
the backrest too far back. We
recommend a maximum rake of
approx. 25 .
z Adjust the steering wheel 3 5.
z Set seat height 3 high enough to have a
clear field of vision on all sides and of all
display instruments. There should be at
least six inches of clearance between
your head and the headlining. Your
thighs should rest lightly on the seat
without pressing into it.
z Adjust the head restraint.
z Adjust the height of the seat belt 3 62.
z Adjust the lumbar support 3 so that it
supports the natural shape of the spine.
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Heated front seats 3
Two buttons between the centre air vents
for the left and right seats.
To heat with the ignition switched on, press
button ß.
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Head restraints
Adjusting the front head restraints and
the rear outboard head restraints 3
Tip head restraint forward, hold and adjust
height.
To fold over the rear seats or lower the
front passenger seat head restraint all the
way down and remove, see next page.
With the seats occupied, adjust height
according to body size.
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Adjusting the rear centre head restraint
Pull head restraint upwards, press springs
and push head restraint down.
To improve visibility push headrest down
as far as possible if middle seat is
unoccupied or to increase the size of the
luggage compartment.
Fold down centre seat 3 54.
If centre seat is occupied, pull head
restraint upwards.
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Head restraint position
9 Warning
Only drive with the head restraint set to
the proper position.
The middle of the head restraint should be
at eye level. If this is not possible for
extremely tall persons, set to highest
position, and set to lowest position for
small persons.
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Active head restraints 3 on front seats
In the event of a rear-end impact, the
active head restraints automatically tilt
slightly forward. The head is more
effectively supported by the head restraint
and the danger of injury in the area of the
cervical vertebra is reduced.
Active head restraints can be recognised
by the word ACTIVE.
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Seats, Interior
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Removing
Press and release the two catches. Pull and
remove the head restraint.
To fold down the rear seat backrests 3
3 53, push rear head restraints fully down.
Note
Only approved objects or components
must be attached to the head restraint of
the unoccupied front passenger seat.
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Armrest 3
Travel Assistant 3
Armrest at driver’s seat
Push raised armrest backward against
resistance and fold down.
The Travel Assistant Contains
z Armrest,
The armrest can be moved to different
positions in stages by lifting it.
z Drink holders.
If the armrest is not required, it can be
folded up.
z Tray,
The Travel Assistant is mounted on the
lowered centre seat 3 54.
Armrest 3 between rear seats
See "Travel Assistant, armrest" 3 49.
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Installing The Travel Assistant
Lower centre seat 3 54.
Insert Travel Assistant in rear recesses on
back of middle seat.
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Fold Travel Assistant down and audibly
engage in front recesses.
9 Warning
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Armrest
The arm rest can be moved and therefore
adapted to the position of the outboard
seats.
If it is not correctly engaged, the Travel
Assistant can be propelled forward with
considerable force if hard braking
occurs, possibly causing injury.
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Seats, Interior
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Tray
There is a tray beneath the armrest. Open
tray by pushing upper button.
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Drink holder
Open drink holder on front by pressing
front face.
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Dismantling the Travel Assistant
Press lower button on the Travel Assistant.
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Pull Travel Assistant upwards out of
recesses.
There is a carrying handle on the back to
facilitate transport.
It is not necessary to remove the Travel
Assistant if you wish to raise the centre
seat, however, the armrest must be pushed
forwards. Be careful of any items in the
Travel Assistant.
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Rear seats
Sliding outboard rear seats front-rear
The rear outboard seats can be
individually adjusted front-rear.
Pull handle under seat, move seat, release
handle and allow seat to engage.
When pushing the seats back, to prevent
damage make sure the backrests are not in
their furthest back position.
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Adjust backrest rake of rear outboard
seats
Grasp backrest, pull handle at outboard
side of seat and guide backrest, unloaded,
into the required position. Release handle
and allow backrest to engage.
The backrest rake can be set in three
positions.
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Seats, Interior
9 Warning
To prevent injuries, always hold back
seat backrest firmly and guide
downward when folding.
To achieve a flat loading surface in the
extended luggage compartment, the
outboard seats can be lowered slightly. We
recommend however only using the seats
as seats in the raised position. Extending
the luggage compartment 3 53.
Flexible Seat System (FlexSpace)
The rear seat row on the Meriva can be
fitted with three seats in Variant 1, or two
seats with maximum seating space in
Variant 2. In Variant 2, the centre seat is
lowered.
The luggage compartment can only be
extended in Variant 1 3 53.
To extend the luggage compartment, the
outboard seats can be lowered slightly
3 54.
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Variant 1: Three rear seats
Set seat backrest to centre position using
the handle on the outside of the seat 3 51.
Pull the handle beneath the seat. Slide the
seat all the way forward, then outward
toward the door and then further forward
to the desired position.
Release handle and allow seat to engage
in position.
Raise centre seat 3 54.
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Luggage compartment extension
To increase the size of the luggage
compartment you can
z fold down the outboard rear seat
backrests,
z lower the middle seat,
z lower the folded outboard seats,
z fold down the passenger seat
backrest 3,
see following instructions.
The rear seats must also be in "Variant 1:
Three rear seats" 3 52.
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Variant 2: Two rear seats
Lower the centre seat by pulling the release
handle on the back of the centre seat
backrest, fold backrest forward and
engage 3 54.
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Fold down the outboard rear seat
backrests
Remove the luggage compartment
cover 3 if necessary 3 55.
Set seat backrest to centre position using
the handle on the outside of the seat 3 51.
Push head restraints down fully, 3 3, 3 46.
Take seat belt out of the belt guide on the
backrest.
Pull the handle beneath the seat. Slide the
seat all the way back, then inward toward
the middle of the vehicle, and then further
back to the desired position
Remove the push-in sleeves 3 for
mounting the ISO-FIX child restraint
system – see separate instructions for the
ISO-FIX child restraint system.
Release handle and allow seat to engage
in position.
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Grasp the backrest, pull the handle at the
outboard side of the seat and fold the
backrest onto the seat. Release the handle
and engage the backrest.
9 Warning
To prevent injuries, always hold the seat
backrest firmly and guide downward
when folding.
To raise, pull the handle on the outboard
side of the seat and raise the backrest.
Release the handle and engage.
Insert the seat belt into the belt guide at
backrest.
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Fold the centre seat forward and lower.
House centre seat belt in the holder in the
ceiling 3 63.
Insert seat belts into recesses in seat
cushion.
Slide centre seat head rest all the way
down 3 47.
Pull release handle on the back of the
centre seat backrest, see figure. Fold
backrest forward and engage. The entire
seat is lowered.
9 Warning
The load must not hinder the operation
of the hand brake or gear lever 3 58.
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Raise centre seat
Pull release handle on the back of the
backrest, erect the backrest and engage,
the outer seats must be in the outer
position, see Variant 1: Three rear seats
3 52.
Lower outboard seats
Push front seat forward and fully lower or
remove head restraints on the rear
outboard seats 3 47.
Fold outer rear seat backrests onto seat
bases.
To achieve a level loading surface, pull
release handle on back of backrest and
push seat down until it latches into
position.
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Raise outboard seats
Pull release handle on back of backrest
and pull seat upward until it engages.
Pull handle on outboard side of rear seat
and move rear seat backrest upright.
Release handle and latch.
Insert the seat belt into the belt guide at
backrest.
The backrest can be raised to an upright
position even with the seat lowered. We
recommend however only using the seat as
a seat in the higher position.
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Fold down passenger seat backrest 3
Push head restraint all the way down or
remove 3 3, 3 46.
Luggage compartment cover 3
Push front passenger seat back.
To open
Lift cover at rear and tilt forward segment
by segment.
Lift release lever and fold front passenger
seat backrest down.
Raise front passenger seat backrest 3
Press release lever forward, restore
passenger seat backrest to upright
position and engage audibly.
Do not place any heavy or sharp-edged
objects on the cover.
To close
Tilt top part of cover backward and latch
into position.
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Removing
Open cover, disengage toward the rear
and remove from above.
Fitting
Insert the cover from the rear, clip into
place and fold back.
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Safety net 3
The safety net can be mounted behind the
front seats. The rear seat backrests are
folded forward.
Passengers must not be carried behind the
safety net.
Fitting
The safety net is in the luggage
compartment below the floor covering, see
right-hand column.
Fold all rear seat backrests forward, see
Extending the luggage compartment 3 53.
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Hook the net straps into slots on the outer
seat bracket of the front seats and tighten.
When the safety net is fitted for the first
time, the slots on the outer seat consoles of
the front seats must be opened once: press
marked area on upper edge with a blunt
object and bend inward.
Removing
Tilt strap length adjuster upwards and
unhook straps at bottom. Unhook upper
net rod and close mounting openings.
The roof frame contains two mounting
openings: Open covers. Hang the upper
net rod first in one opening and then in the
other side; clip in place forwards.
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Stowage of safety net
Roll up the removed safety net and secure
it with Velcro strip.
Store safety net in luggage compartment
below the floor covering. To open, remove
the luggage compartment cover 3 3 55,
lift floor covering at handle recess and tip
forward 3 171. Position safety net at the
front in the recesses.
Picture no: 14718s.tif
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Lashing eyes
Bag hangers 3
Lashing eyes are provided to secure
objects against sliding B with straps 3 or
netting 3.
There are two retainers on the back of the
rear seat backrests for hanging carrier
bags on. Maximum load: 10 kg per
retainer.
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z Close luggage compartment cover 3
3 55.
z To calculate the EC kerb weight, enter
the data for your vehicle on page 3 226.
z If the backrests are not folded down
when transporting objects in the
luggage compartment, they must be
engaged in an upright position 3 55.
z The EC kerb weight includes allowances
for the driver (68 kg), luggage (7 kg) and
all fluids (tank 90 % full).
z Do not allow the load to protrude above
the upper edge of the backrests.
z The warning triangle 3 and first-aid kit
(cushion) 3 must always be freely
accessible.
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Notes on loading the vehicle
z Heavy objects in the luggage
compartment should be placed as far
forward as possible against the properly
engaged rear seat backrests or, if the
rear seat backrests are folded down,
against the front seat backrests. If
objects are to be stacked, the heavier
objects should be placed at the bottom.
z Secure heavy objects with lashing
straps 3 attached to lashing eyes 3 57.
z When transporting objects with rear seat
backrests tilted forward, fit the safety net
3 56.
z Do not place any objects on the luggage
compartment cover 3 or the instrument
panel.
z No objects must be placed in the airbag
inflation area, since they could cause
injury when the systems are triggered.
z Items loaded must not prevent operation
of the pedals, hand brake and gears or
obstruct the freedom of movement of
the driver. Do not place loose objects in
the interior.
z Optional equipment and accessories
increase the kerb weight.
z Weights and loads 3 226.
z 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
to the load conditions. Do not drive
faster than 120 km/h. Check and retighten the straps frequently. Observe
country-specific regulations.
z The permissible roof load is 100 kg. The
roof load consists of the weight of the
roof rack plus the load carried.
z Do not drive with luggage compartment
open when transporting bulky objects,
for example, since toxic exhaust fumes
could penetrate the interior.
z The payload is the difference between
the permitted gross vehicle weight (see
identification plate 3 218) and the EC
kerb weight.
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Three-stage safety system
Comprising:
z three-point seat belts,
z belt tensioners at the front seats,
z airbag systems for the driver and front
passenger seats 3 as well as the
outboard rear seats 3.
The three stages are activated in sequence
depending on the severity of the accident:
z The automatic seat belt locking devices
prevent the belt strap from being pulled
out and thus ensure that the vehicle
occupants are retained in their seats.
z The front seat belts are pulled down at
the belt buckles. This means the belts fit
snugly, the occupants are decelerated
early with the vehicle and the body
loading is reduced.
z The airbag systems are also triggered in
the event of severe accidents and form a
safety cushion for the occupants.
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9 Warning
The airbag systems serve to supplement
the three-point seat belts and belt
tensioners. The seat belts must therefore
always be worn. Disregard of these
instructions may lead to injuries or
endanger life. Vehicle passengers
should be informed accordingly.
Read the instructions supplied with the
child restraint system
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Three-point seat belts
The seat belts have an automatic retractor,
so that the belt is spring tensioned and
always lies against the body.
Information on correct seat position 3 45.
The safety belts lock when the vehicle
accelerates or decelerates rapidly. This
prevents the belt from extending and
keeps the occupant in his or her seat.
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9 Warning
Fasten your seat belt before each trip.
In the event of an accident, persons not
wearing seat belts endanger their fellow
occupants and themselves.
Seat belt control indicator X 3 82.
Seat belts are only intended for one person.
They are not suitable for anyone under
12 years of age or under 150 cm tall.
For children under the age of 12, we
recommend the Opel child restraint system
3 65.
Belt force limiters
In the front seats, stress on the body is
reduced by dampened release of the
safety belt during a collision.
Checking the seat belts
From time to time, check operation of all
seat belt system components and check for
damage. Have damaged components
replaced. Have seat belts and deployed
belt tensioners replaced by an authorised
workshop after an accident.
Make sure that seat belts are not damaged
or trapped by sharp-edged objects.
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Belt tensioners
The front safety belt systems tighten at the
buckles in the event of a front or rear
collision above a specific degree of
severity. This tensions the seat belts.
Actuation of belt tensioners
is indicated by illumination of control
indicator v, see next column.
Triggered belt tensioners must be replaced
by a workshop. Belt tensioners can only be
triggered once.
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9 Warning
Have the cause of the fault remedied
immediately by a workshop.
The system’s integrated self-diagnostics
allows faults to be quickly remedied.
Important
Picture no: 17885s.tif
Control indicator v for belt tensioners
The function of the belt tensioners and
airbag systems is monitored electronically
and indicated via control indicator v.
When the ignition is turned on, the control
indicator comes on for about 4 seconds.
If it does not light, does not go out after
4 seconds or comes on during driving,
there is a fault in the belt tensioner or
airbag systems 3 72.The systems may fail
to deploy in the event of an accident.
z Do not affix or place accessories or other
objects within the deployment zone of
the belt tensioners. Do not make any
modifications to belt tensioner
components as this will invalidate the
vehicle type approval.
9 Warning
Incorrect handling (e.g. removal or
fitting of seat belts or belt buckles) can
cause the belt tensioners to deploy, with
risk of injury.
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z The belt tensioner and airbag system
control electronics can be found in the
centre console area. In order to avoid
malfunctions, do not store magnetic
objects in this area.
z When the rear seats are being used it
must be ensured that the components of
the front seat belts are not damaged by
shoes or other objects. Do not allow dirt
to penetrate the seat belt inertia reels.
z We recommend that you have the seats
removed by a workshop.
z The belt tensioners only deploy once,
which can be detected by illumination of
the control indicator v. Have deployed
belt tensioners replaced by a workshop.
z The applicable safety regulations must
be adhered to when the vehicle is
disposed of. The vehicle should therefore
be disposed of by a recycling company.
Deployment of the belt tensioners is
indicated by continuous illumination of v.
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Loose or bulky clothing prevents the belt
from fitting snugly. Do not place objects
such as handbags or mobile phones
between the belt and your body.
9 Warning
The belt must not rest against hard or
fragile objects in the pockets of your
clothing.
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Using the belts
Fitting seat belts
The seat belt must not be twisted and must
lie snugly against the body. The backrest
must not be tilted back too far (maximum
approx. 25 ).
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9 Warning
On pregnant women in particular, the
lap belt must be positioned as low as
possible across the pelvis so as not to
put too much pressure on the abdomen.
Adjust the height so that the belt lies across
the shoulder. It must not lie across the
throat or upper arm.
Pull the belt out of the reel, guide it across
the body (making certain it is not twisted)
and engage the latch plate in the buckle.
Tension the lap belt frequently whilst
driving by tugging the shoulder belt.
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Picture no: 14122s.tif
Height adjustment
Adjusting the height of the upper
deflection point of the front seat belts:
1. Unreel seat belt a little.
2. Push button on sliding adjuster.
3. Set desired height.
4. Allow sliding adjuster to audibly latch.
Do not adjust height while driving.
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Removing the belt
To release seat belt, press red button on
belt buckle.
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Picture no: 14124S.tif
Three-point seat belt on centre rear seat
Pull latch plates out of belt retainer in roof.
Click bottom latch plate into right-hand
buckle (1) at middle seat. Remove top latch
plate from retainer, guide over shoulder
and lap area with belt (do not twist) and
click into left buckle (2) at middle seat.
If using the centre seat, both outboard
seats must be pushed backward and the
backrests must be flush with the centre
seat backrest 3 52.
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Mounting clips 3 for ISOFIX child
restraint systems
The ISOFIX points for fitting a child seat are
located between the seat backrest and the
seat surface.
Fasten permitted ISOFIX child restraint
systems to the mounting brackets.
Closely follow the installation instructions
accompanying the ISOFIX child restraint
system.
Picture no: 14739S.tif
To remove the seat belt, press the button
on the left buckle (2). If the centre seat is
lowered, press the button on the right
buckle (1). The seat belt retracts
automatically.
Picture no: 14740S.tif
Insert in the seat belt holder in the roof with
the lower latch plate pointing forward.
Push the upper latch plate into the holder
for the lower latch plate. Fold over locked
together latch plates against the seat belt.
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Child restraint system 3
Follow the usage instructions for the child
restraint system.
Always comply with local or national
regulations. In some countries, the use of
child restraint systems is forbidden on
certain seats.
Selecting the right system
Your child should be transported facing the
rear in the vehicle for as long as possible.
The very weak cervical vertebrae of a child
will be under less stress in an accident if
your child is facing the rear and semihorizontal, than when he is sitting upright.
9 Warning
Child restraint systems must not be
carried on a passenger’s lap. Danger
to life.
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Permissible options for fitting a child safety seat1)
Weight and
age class2)
On front
passenger seat
On outboard seats in
the rear seats
On centre
rear seat
Group 0:
up to 10 kg
or approx.
10 months
B 1, +
U, +
U, ++
B 2, +
U, +
U, ++
X
U
U, ++
Group 0+:
up to 13 kg
or approx.
2 years
Group I:
9 to 18 kg
or approx.
8 months
to 4 years
Group II:
15 to 25 kg
or approx.
3 to 7 years
Group III:
22 to 36 kg
or approx.
6 to 12 years
1)
2)
For reasons of safety, we recommend that the child safety seat be installed on one of the outer
rear seats.
We recommend the use of each system until the child reaches the upper weight limit.
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B1 = Conditional, without front
passenger airbags or with seat
occupancy recognition and Opel
child restraint systems with
transponders.
The front passenger seat must also
have a height adjusting facility:
move to highest position, slide front
passenger seat all the way back and
move front passenger seat belt
anchorage point to lowest possible
position.
B2 = Conditional, without side airbag, of
front passenger seat has been slid
all the way back, or with seat
occupancy recognition and Opel
child restraint systems with
transponders.
The front passenger seat must also
have a height adjusting facility:
move to highest position and slide
front passenger seat all the way
back so that the seat belt runs
towards the front from the
anchorage point.
+
= Vehicle seat available with ISOFIX
fixings. When using ISOFIX, only
ISOFIX child restraint systems
approved for the vehicle may be
used.
++ = Only if both outboard seats are
pushed back and flush with the
centre seat.
X = No child restraint system permitted
in this weight class.
Note
z Children under 12 years or under 150 cm
tall should only travel in an appropriate
child restraint system.
z When transporting children, use the child
restraint systems suitable for the child’s
weight.
z Ensure correct installation of child
restraint system, see the instructions
enclosed with the system.
z The covers of the Opel child restraint
system can be wiped clean.
z Do not stick anything on the child
restraint systems and do not cover them
with any other materials.
z Only allow children to enter and exit at
the side facing away from the traffic.
z A child restraint system which has been
subjected to stress in an accident must
be replaced.
z Secure or remove child restraint systems
that are in the vehicle but not in use.
U = Universal suitability in conjunction
with three-point seat belt.
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Exception:
Passenger seat with a seat occupancy
recognition system 3. The occupancy
recognition system deactivates the front
and side airbags for the passenger when
the seat is unoccupied or an Opel child
restraint system with transponders 3 is
fitted to the passenger seat. Seat
occupancy recognition 3 72. Opel child
restraint system with transponders 3 3 73.
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Airbag system
z seat occupancy recognition 3,
Front airbag
The front airbag system consists of one
airbag in the steering wheel and one in the
instrument panel. These can be identified
by the word AIRBAG.
z the control indicator for Opel child
restraint systems y with transponders 3
in the courtesy lamp.
The front airbag system comprises:
z an airbag with inflator in the steering
wheel and a second one in the
instrument panel 3,
Examples of events triggering the front
airbag system:
z Impact against a non-yielding obstacle:
the front airbags are triggered at low
vehicle speed.
z Impact against a yielding obstacle (such
as another vehicle): the front airbags are
only triggered at a higher vehicle speed.
The front airbag system will be triggered:
z depending on the severity of the
accident,
z depending on the type of impact,
z within the range shown in the illustration,
z the control electronics with impact
sensor,
z independently of the side airbag
system 3 and curtain airbag system 3.
z the control indicator for airbag
systems v in the instrument,
The ignition must be switched on.
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Picture no: 14125s.tif
When triggered, the front airbags inflate in
milliseconds to form a safety cushion for
the driver and front passenger. The
forward movement of the front seat
occupants is checked, thereby
substantially reducing the risk of injury to
the upper body and head.
No impairment of view will occur, because
the airbags inflate and deflate so quickly
that it is often not even noticed in an
accident.
Picture no: 18530s.tif
9 Warning
Optimum protection is only provided
with the seat in the proper position 3 45.
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
Wear the three-point seat belt properly
fastened. The front airbag system is an
additional safety device, not a
replacement for your seat belt.
Picture no: 18531s.tif
The front airbag system will not be
triggered in the event of
z the ignition is switched off,
z minor frontal collisions,
z accidents in which the vehicle overturns,
z collisions involving a side or rear impact,
that is to say, if it would not be of benefit to
the occupants.
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In addition, the front airbag system will not
be triggered for the front passenger in
versions with seat occupancy recognition 3
if
z the front passenger seat is unoccupied,
z or there is a properly mounted Opel child
restraint system with transponders 3.
Seat occupancy recognition 3 72. Opel
child restraint system with
transponders 3 3 73.
Picture no: 14741s.tif
Picture no: 14318s.tif
Side airbag 3
The side airbag system consists of an
airbag in each front seat backrest. This can
be identified by the word AIRBAG.
The side airbag system will be triggered:
z depending on the severity of the
accident,
The side airbag system comprises:
z an airbag with inflator in the back of the
driver’s and front passenger seat
respectively
z within the range shown in the illustration
on the centre door pillar of the driver’s or
front passenger side,
z the control electronics,
z the side impact sensors,
z the control indicator for airbag
systems v in the instrument,
z depending on the type of impact,
z independently of the front airbag
system.
The ignition must be switched on.
z seat occupancy recognition 3,
z the control indicator for Opel child
restraint systems y with transponders 3
in the courtesy lamp.
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Exception:
Passenger seat with a seat occupancy
recognition system 3. The occupancy
recognition system deactivates the front
and side airbags for the passenger when
the seat is unoccupied or an Opel child
restraint system with transponders 3 is
fitted to the passenger seat. Seat
occupancy recognition 3 72. Opel child
restraint system with transponders 3 3 73.
9 Warning
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
The side airbags will not be triggered in the
event of
z the ignition is switched off,
z frontal collisions,
z accidents in which the vehicle overturns,
z collisions involving a rear impact,
Picture no: 14742s.tif
When deployed, the side airbag inflates
within milliseconds to form a safety cushion
for the driver or front passenger in the
respective front door area. This
substantially reduces the risk of injury to
the upper body and pelvis in the event of a
side-on collision.
z collisions involving a side impact outside
the passenger cell.
In addition, the side airbag system will not
be triggered for the front passenger in
versions with seat occupancy recognition 3
if
z the front passenger seat is unoccupied
z or there is a properly mounted Opel child
restraint system with transponders 3.
Seat occupancy recognition 3 72. Opel
child restraint system with
transponders 3 3 73.
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Picture no: 14129s.tif
Curtain airbag 3
The curtain airbag system consists of an
airbag in the roof frame on each side. This
can be identified by the word AIRBAG on
the roof pillar.
The curtain airbag system comprises:
z an airbag with inflator in the roof frame
on the driver’s and front passenger side
respectively,
z the control electronics,
z the side impact sensors,
z the control indicator for airbag
systems v in the instrument.
Picture no: 14318s.tif
The curtain airbag system will be triggered:
z depending on the severity of the
accident,
z depending on the type of impact,
z within the range shown in the illustration
on the centre door pillar of the driver’s or
front passenger side,
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Picture no: 14127s.tif
When the curtain airbag is triggered it
inflates within milliseconds and provides a
safety barrier in the head area on the
respective side of the vehicle. This reduces
the risk of injury to the head considerably in
case of a side impact.
z together with the side airbag system,
z irrespective of seat occupancy
recognition,
z independently of the front airbag
system.
The ignition must be switched on.
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9 Warning
9 Warning
Keep the area in which the airbag
inflates clear of obstructions.
Have the cause of the fault remedied
immediately by a workshop.
The curtain airbags will not be triggered in
the event of
z the ignition is switched off,
The system’s integrated self-diagnostics
allows faults to be quickly remedied.
z frontal collisions,
z accidents in which the vehicle overturns,
z collisions involving a rear impact,
z collisions involving a side impact outside
the passenger cell.
Picture no: 17885s.tif
Control indicator v for airbag systems
The function of the airbag systems and
seat occupancy recognition 3 is monitored
electronically and indicated via control
indicator v. When the ignition is turned on,
the control indicator comes on for
about 4 seconds. If it does not light, does
not go out after 4 seconds or comes on
during driving, there is a fault in the airbag
systems, the seat occupancy recognition
system 3 or the belt tensioners 3 61. The
systems may fail to deploy in the event of
an accident.
Deployed airbags are indicated by
continuous illumination of v.
Seat occupancy recognition 3
The seat occupancy recognition system
deactivates the front and side front
passenger airbags if the front passenger
seat is unoccupied or an Opel child
restraint system with transponders 3 has
been fitted to the front passenger seat. The
curtain airbag system 3 remains activated.
The control indicator for seat occupancy
recognition y is located in the courtesy
lamp. If this control indicator y illuminates
for approx. 4 seconds after the ignition is
switched on, the vehicle is equipped with
seat occupancy recognition 3 73,
Fig. 12097 S.
If an Opel child restraint system with
transponders 3 is fitted, this control
indicator y lights permanently after the
ignition is switched on as soon as the
system has detected the child restraint
system. Only then may the child restraint
system with transponders 3 be used on the
passenger seat.
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9 Warning
Only Opel child restraint systems with
transponders 3 should be fitted on the
front passenger seats. Use of systems
without transponders poses a risk of
fatal injury.
Opel child restraint systems with
transponders 3 can be identified by a
sticker or badge.
Picture no: 15844t.tif
Vehicles with seat occupancy recognition
can be identified by the sticker on the front
passenger seat or on the side of the
instrument panel.
Opel child restraint systems with
transponders 3 are detected
automatically when installed properly on
the passenger seat. When these child
restraint systems are used on the
passenger seat, the front and side airbag
systems for the passenger seat are
deactivated. The curtain airbag system
remains activated. Observe the control
indicator y for seat occupancy
recognition 3 3 73.
Control indicator y for Opel child
restraint systems with transponders 3
The presence of an Opel child restraint
system with transponders 3 is indicated
after the ignition has been switched on by
permanent illumination of the control
indicator y in the courtesy lamp, as soon
as the seat occupancy recognition system
has detected the child restraint system.
Picture no: 12097s.tif
If the control indicator does not come on
while driving, the front and side airbags for
the passenger are not de-activated and
there is a risk of injury or death to the child.
Fit child restraint systems on the rear seat.
Have the cause of the fault eliminated by a
workshop.
If the child restraint system is not correctly
installed or the transponders are defective,
the indicator lamp will flash. Check for
correct child restraint system installation.
For installation of child restraint system
with transponders 3 – see instructions
provided with child restraint system.
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If the control indicator flashes when the
child restraint system with transponders 3
is correctly fitted, there is a fault with risk of
injury to the child. Fit child restraint systems
on the rear seat. Have the cause of the
fault eliminated by a workshop.
If no Opel child restraint system with
transponders 3 is fitted, the control
indicator must not light or flash as the
passenger airbag systems would not
deploy. Have the cause of the fault
eliminated by a workshop.
9 Warning
If the Opel child restraint system with
transponders 3 has been fitted
according to the instructions, the control
indicator for Opel restraint systems with
transponders must illuminate in the
courtesy lamp when the ignition is
switched on.
If the control indicator does not come on
while driving, the passenger airbag
systems are not de-activated and there
is a risk of injury or death. In this case fit
child restraint systems on the rear seat.
Have the cause of the fault eliminated
by a workshop.
Important
z Placing accessories and objects in the
expansion region of the airbag systems
is not permitted due to the risk of injury if
the airbag is triggered.
z Do not place any objects between the
airbag systems and the vehicle
occupants; danger of injury.
9 Warning
As with any other object, child restraint
systems must not be carried on a
passenger’s lap. Danger to life.
z Use the hooks in the roof frame only to
hang up light articles of clothing or coat
hangers. Do not place any objects in the
pockets of the hanging items – risk of
injury.
z The airbag systems and belt tensioner
control electronics can be found in the
centre console area. In order to avoid
malfunctions, do not store magnetic
objects in this area.
z Do not stick anything on the steering
wheel, instrument panel, front seat
backrests or roof frame in the vicinity of
the airbags, or on the front passenger’s
seat cushion, or cover any of those areas
with other materials.
z Use only a dry cloth or interior cleaner to
clean the steering wheel, instrument
panel, front seat backrests, roof frame
and seat cushion of the front passenger
seat. Do not use any aggressive cleaning
agents.
z Only protective covers which are
approved for your vehicle with side
airbag may be fitted on the front seats.
When fitting the protective covers, make
sure that the airbag units on the
outboard sides of the front seat
backrests are not covered.
z The airbag systems are triggered
independently of each other depending
on the severity of the accident and the
type of impact. The side airbag system 3
and the curtain airbag system 3 are
triggered together.
z Each airbag deploys once only. Have a
workshop replace deployed airbags
immediately.
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z The speeds, directions of movement and
deformation properties of the vehicles,
and the properties of the obstacle
concerned, determine the severity of the
accident and triggering of the airbags.
The degree of damage to your vehicle
and the resulting repair costs alone are
not indicative that the criteria for
triggering of the airbags were met.
z The applicable safety regulations must
be adhered to when the vehicle is
disposed of. The vehicle should therefore
be disposed of by a recycling company.
z Do not perform any alterations on the
components of the airbag system, as this
would render the vehicle unroadworthy.
z In vehicles with seat occupancy
recognition 3, do not place any heavy
objects on the front passenger seat
otherwise the airbag systems for the
front passenger seat may be triggered in
the event of an accident.
9 Warning
If handled improperly the airbag
systems can be triggered in an explosive
manner – risk of injury!
z We recommend having the steering
wheel, the instrument panel, all panelling
parts, the door seals, the handles and
the seats removed by a workshop.
z Persons weighing less than 35 kg should
only travel on the rear seats. This does
not apply to children who are travelling
in child restraint systems with
transponders 3.
z In vehicles with seat occupancy
recognition 3, to prevent malfunctions
do not use protective covers or seat
cushions on the front passenger seat.
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z When using an Opel child restraint
system with transponders 3 on the front
passenger seat, in order to prevent
malfunctions, no objects (e.g. plastic
sheet, stickers or heated mats) may be
placed under the child restraint system.
9 Warning
Child restraint systems or other objects
must never be carried on the laps of
passengers; If carried in this way, child
restraint systems with transponders 3 in
vehicles with seat occupancy
recognition 3 could lead to front
passenger airbag systems not being
triggered in the event of an accident.
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Seats, Interior
Use of child restraint systems 3 on the
front passenger seat in vehicles with
airbag systems 3, but without seat
occupancy recognition 3
9 Warning
Vehicles with front passenger airbag 3
without side airbag 3: Child seats facing
the rear of the vehicle must not be
installed on the front passenger seat,
risk of fatal injury. Child seats facing the
direction of travel (child seats for weight
classes I, II and III, following pages) may
be installed on the front passenger seat
if the seat has been pushed back as far
as it will go and the backrest has been
adjusted such that the lap belt fits
snugly.
Picture no: 11704a.tif
Vehicles with front passenger airbag can
be recognised by the word AIRBAG above
the glove compartment and by the sticker
on the instrument panel on the passenger
side - see Fig. 11704 A.
Picture no: 14791s.tif
9 Warning
Vehicles with side airbag 3: No child
restraint system 3 may be fitted on the
front passenger’s seat; risk of fatal
injury.
A vehicle with side airbags can be
identified by the word AIRBAG on the
outboard sides of the front seat backrests.
Seat occupancy recognition 3 3 72.
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77
The seat occupancy recognition system
detects Opel child restraint systems with
transponders 3 and switches off the front
and side airbag systems for the front
passenger seat. The curtain airbag system
remains activated. Seat occupancy
recognition 3 72.
Opel child restraint systems with
transponders 3 can be identified by a
sticker or badge.
Picture no: 15844t.tif
Use of child restraint systems 3 on front
passenger seat in vehicles with airbag
systems 3 and with seat occupancy
recognition 3
9 Warning
Only Opel child restraint systems with
transponders 3 can be fitted on the
front passenger seats. Use of systems
without transponders poses a risk of
fatal injury.
Picture no: 12097s.tif
Vehicles with seat occupancy recognition
can also be recognised by control
indicator y. If control indicator y
illuminates for approx. 4 seconds after the
ignition is switched on, the vehicle is
equipped with seat occupancy recognition
3 72.
Vehicles with seat occupancy recognition
are identified by a sticker on the lower
panel of the front passenger seat –
see Fig. above.
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Seats, Interior
Caution
Do not damage the socket by using
unsuitable plugs.
Do not exceed the maximum power
consumption of 120 watts.
Electrical accessories connected to the
socket must comply with the
electromagnetic compatibility
requirements laid down in DIN VDE 40 839,
otherwise vehicle malfunctions may occur.
Picture no: 14111s.tif
Picture no: 16111s.tif
Cigarette lighter 3
Accessory sockets 3
The cigarette lighter is behind the ashtray
cover in the centre console.
The accessory socket is behind the cover in
the centre console. Further accessory
sockets 3 are located in the centre console
in front of the rear seats and in the luggage
compartment.
The ashtray cover opens when pressed at
the point indicated.
Press cigarette lighter with ignition
switched on. Switches off automatically
when element is hot. Withdraw cigarette
lighter.
Do not connect any current-delivering
accessories, e.g. electrical charging
devices or batteries.
If the tyre repair set is 3 is in operation, no
consumers may be connected to the
auxiliary socket.
Accessory sockets are operable when the
ignition is switched on. Use of the sockets
while the engine is not running will drain
the battery.
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Picture no: 14111s.tif
Ashtrays
Caution
To be used only for ash and not for
combustible rubbish.
Ashtray, front
The ashtray is behind a cover in the centre
console.
Picture no: 16110s.tif
To empty, grip both sides of the ashtray
insert at the spots illustrated and pull
upwards.
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Picture no: 14114s.tif
Rear ashtray 3
The ashtray is in the rear centre console.
To open, pull ashtray towards the back of
the vehicle.
To empty: open the ashtray, press the
spring (arrow) and pull out the ashtray.
The cover opens when pressed at the point
indicated.
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Seats, Interior
Picture no: 17884s.tif
Ashtray 3
The ashtray can be put in the front or rear
of the centre console or in the oddments
tray 3.
To use, open cover.
Picture no: 11699s.tif
Stowage compartments
Stowage compartment 3 beneath
passenger seat
Lift stowage compartment by grasping
recessed edge and pull out. Maximum
load: 1 kg. To close the stowage
compartment, push it in and engage.
Picture no: 14115s.tif
Glove compartment
To open, pull handle upwards.
On the inside of the glove compartment
cover there is a pen holder.
The glove compartment should remain
closed while driving.
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Picture no: 11701s.tif
Stowage compartment for glasses 3
On driver’s side: fold down to open.
Do not store heavy objects in the stowage
compartment.
Picture no: 18601s.tif
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Picture no: 14116s.tif
Foldaway tables 3
Coin holder 3
These are located in the front seat
backrests.
In the centre console.
Open by pulling upward until it engages.
Use the sun visor to protect from glare by
pulling it down and swivelling it to the side.
Fold away by pressing down past the
resistance point.
Do not place any heavy objects on the
table.
Sun visors
The mirror covers in the sun visors should
be closed while driving.
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Instruments, Controls
Instruments, Controls
Picture no: 17876s.tif
Control indicators ................................ 82
Instrument display ............................... 87
Information display ............................. 90
Warning buzzers.................................. 100
Windscreen wipers............................... 100
Control indicators
The control indicators described here are
not present in all vehicles. The description
applies to all instrument versions.
The colours of the control indicators mean:
z
z
z
z
Red
Yellow
Green
Blue
Danger, important reminder.
Warning, information, fault.
Switch-on confirmation.
Switch-on confirmation.
X
Picture no:
Seat belt 3
Control indicator lights up red.
This comes on after turning on the ignition
(with warning tone) until the seat belt is
done up.
Fasten seat belt 3 62.
B
Adaptive headlamp 3 (AFL)
Control indicator lights up and/or flashes
yellow.
Lamps
Fault in system. Contact a workshop for
assistance.
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83
For vehicles with diesel engine, the diesel
fuel filter may need to be drained of water
3 212.
Flashes when the ignition is on
Fault in the electronic immobiliser system;
the engine cannot be started 3 27.
Z
Exhaust emission
Control indicator lights up and/or flashes
yellow.
Picture no: 18385s.tif
Flashes
System converted to symmetrical dipped
beam.
Control indicator B flashes for
approximately 4 seconds after the ignition
is switched on as a reminder that the
system has been converted 3 110.
AFL 3 106.
>
Fog lamps 3
Control indicator lights up green.
This comes on when the front fog lamps
are switched on 3 103.
A
Picture no:
Engine electronics, transmission
electronics, immobiliser, diesel fuel filter 3
Control indicator lights up and/or flashes
yellow.
It illuminates for a few seconds when the
ignition is switched on.
Illuminates when the engine is running
Fault in engine electronics or transmission
electronics. Electronics switches to
emergency running program, fuel
consumption may increase and driveability
of vehicle may be affected 3 143. If the
fault is still there when the engine is started
again, contact a workshop for assistance.
It illuminates when the ignition is switched
on and goes out shortly after the engine
starts.
Illuminates when the engine is running
Fault in emission control system. The
permissible emission limits may be
exceeded. Contact a workshop for
assistance immediately.
If it flashes when the engine is running
Fault that could lead to catalytic converter
damage. Ease up on the throttle until the
flashing stops 3 143. Seek the immediate
assistance of a workshop.
v
Airbag systems 3, Belt tensioners
Control indicator lights up red.
Illuminates when the engine is running
Fault in zone of airbag system or belt
tensioners 3 61, 3 72.
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Instruments, Controls
O
Turn signal lamps
Control indicator flashes green.
The control indicator flashes if a turn signal
or the hazard warning flashers are
activated.
Rapid flashing: failure of a direction
indicator lamp or associated fuse.
Change bulbs 3 185. Fuses 3 182.
C
I
Picture no: 17876s.tif
Engine oil pressure
Control indicator lights up red
It illuminates when the ignition is switched
on and goes out shortly after the engine
starts.
Illuminates when the engine is running
Caution
Engine lubrication may be interrupted.
This may result in damage to the engine
and/or locking of the drive wheels.
1. Depress clutch.
Picture no:
3. Move out of the flow of traffic as quickly
as possible without impeding other
vehicles.
4. Switch off ignition.
9 Warning
When the engine is off, considerably
more force is needed to brake and steer.
Do not remove key until vehicle has
come to a standstill, otherwise the
steering column lock could engage
unexpectedly.
Main beam
Control indicator lights up blue.
It is illuminated when main beam is on and
during headlamp flash 3 11, 3 102.
j
Automatic transmission 3, start engine.
Control indicator lights up yellow.
The engine can only be started if the foot
brake is depressed. If the foot brake is not
depressed, the control indicator illuminates
3 130.
Contact a workshop for assistance.
2. Move gearshift lever to neutral, or with
manual transmission automated 3 place
selector lever in N.
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85
Lights up when the hand brake is released
when the fluid level for the brake or clutch
systems is low 3 214.
9 Warning
Stop. Do not continue your journey.
Consult a workshop.
T
Picture no: 18385s.tif
Winter mode for manual transmission
automated 3
Control indicator lights up yellow.
Control indicator lights up when winter
program is enabled 3 132.
m
Cruise control 3
Control indicator lights up green
This comes on when the system is switched
on 3 148.
r
Fog tail lamp
Control indicator lights up yellow.
This comes on when the fog tail lamp is
switched on 3 104.
p
Picture no:
Alternator
Control indicator lights up red.
Flashes
On vehicles with manual transmission
automated 3, control indicator R flashes
for a few seconds after the ignition is
switched off when the hand brake has not
been applied.
u
Anti-lock brake system
Control indicator lights up red.
It illuminates when the ignition is switched
on and goes out shortly after the engine
starts.
Illuminates while driving
Fault in anti-lock braking system 3 152.
Illuminates when the engine is running
Stop, switch off engine. Battery is not
charging. Contact a workshop
immediately.
Engine oil level 3
Control indicator lights up yellow.
R
Brake system, clutch system
Control indicator lights up or flashes red.
Illuminated
Illuminates when the ignition is switched on
if the hand brake is applied 3 151.
S
The engine oil level is checked
automatically 3.
Illuminates when the engine is running
Engine oil level too low. Check engine oil
level and top up engine oil if necessary
3 210.
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Instruments, Controls
!
Preheating system 3, Diesel particle
filter 3
Control indicator lights up and/or flashes
yellow.
Illuminated
Preheating activated. Only activates when
outside temperatures are low.
Flashes
(in vehicles with diesel particle filter)
EPS1)
Picture no: 17876s.tif
Electric power steering
Control indicator lights up yellow.
Fault in electrical power steering. Vehicle
can still be driven, but greater force is
required for steering. Contact a workshop
immediately.
v
Y
Picture no:
Fuel level
Control indicator lights up and/or flashes
yellow.
Lamps
Level in fuel tank too low.
Never let the tank run dry!
Flashing during driving
System engages 3 146.
Diesel engines: Bleed the fuel system after
running empty 3 165.
1)
The control indicator ! goes off as soon
as the self-cleaning operation is complete.
Diesel particle filter 3 144.
Flashes
Fuel level is used up, fuel immediately.
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®Plus) 3
Control indicator flashes or lights up
yellow.
Illuminates while driving
Fault in system 3 146.
Control indicator ! flashes if the filter
requires cleaning and previous driving
conditions did not permit automatic
cleaning. Continue driving and if possible
do not allow engine speed to drop
below 2000 rpm.
Erratic fuel supply can cause catalytic
converter to overheat 3 142.
EPS = Electric Power Steering.
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y
Picture no: 12097s.tif
Seat occupancy recognition 3
3 67, 3 72.
Picture no: 17879s.tif
Instrument display
In some versions, the indicators of the
instruments briefly rotate to the end
position when the ignition is switched on.
Tachometer
Displays the engine rpm.
Drive in a low engine speed range for each
gear as much as possible.
Caution
If the pointer is in the warning zone, the
maximum permitted engine speed is
exceeded. Engine at risk.
Speedometer
Speed display.
87
Picture no:
Kilometre display
If the ignition is off the mileage is displayed
for approx. 15 seconds by briefly pressing
the reset knob.
Top line:
Trip odometer
Displays the number of kilometres since the
gauge was reset.
To reset, hold the reset knob depressed for
a few seconds with the ignition on.
Bottom line:
Odometer
Records the number of kilometres.
Maintenance, Inspection system, 3 89,
3 208.
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Instruments, Controls
For physical reasons, the engine
temperature gauge shows the coolant
temperature only if the coolant level is
adequate.
During operation the system is pressurised.
The temperature may therefore rise briefly
to over 100 C.
Picture no: 17906s.tif
Picture no: 17907s.tif
Coolant temperature display
Coolant temperature display
Fuel gauge
Fuel tank level display.
Pointer in zone at = Engine operating
left
temperature not yet
reached.
If the fuel level is too low, a warning lamp
lights up Y. When the light flashes, refuel as
soon as possible.
Pointer between
the zones
Never run the tank dry!
= Normal operating
temperature.
Pointer in zone at = Temperature too
right (warning
high: Stop vehicle
zone)
and switch off
engine. Danger to
engine. Check
coolant level
immediately 3 213.
Because of the fuel remaining in the tank,
the amount of fuel required to fill the
tank may be less than the specified tank
capacity.
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89
R
N
A
Reverse gear.
Neutral.
Manual transmission automated
automatic mode.
1-5 Manual mode, current gear in
manual transmission automated.
Automated manual transmission 3 3 129.
Picture no: 18602s.tif
Service Display 3
When the InSP indicator in the odometer
display comes on, make a service
appointment with a workshop as soon as
possible.
Picture no: 17878s.tif
Transmission display 3
Display of current gear or mode with
manual transmission automated 3.
Maintenance, Inspection system, 3 208.
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Instruments, Controls
Some information appears in the display in
an abbreviated form.
Ü Board Computer
BC 1
12:01 17 ,0°C
FM 3 90,6 MHz
REG
AS
RDS
BC 2
Timer
19,5° 19:36
All values
1
257.0
Ø 40
TP
8
Picture no: 17913s.tif
Information display
Triple information display 3
Display of time, outside temperature and
date/infotainment system (when it is on).
When the ignition is off, the time, date and
outside temperature can be shown by
briefly pressing one of the two buttons next
to the display.
Ø
31.0
7.0
km
km/h
Ltr.
Ltr./100km
Picture no: 16719t.tif
Graphical information display 3, Colour
information display 3
Display of time, outside temperature and
date/infotainment system (when it is on).
The colour information display presents the
information in colour.
The type of information and how it is
displayed depend on the equipment of the
vehicle and the settings made.
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9 Warning
8:56
-5 ,5°C
07.04.2004
Caution: The road surface may already
be icy even though the display indicates
a few degrees above 0 C.
:
Slippery road
-2,5°C
OK
Picture no: 17913s.tif
Outside temperature
A fall in temperature is indicated
immediately and a rise in temperature
after a time delay.
If outside temperature drops below 3 C,
the symbol : appears in the triple
information display as a warning for icy
road conditions. When temperature
increases to at least 5 C, the : symbol
goes out.
Picture no: 16707t.tif
In vehicles with graphical information
display 3 or colour information display 3, a
warning message Slippery road appears
on the display as a warning for icy road
surfaces. There is no message below -5 C.
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Instruments, Controls
Automatic time synchronisation 3
The RDS signal of most VHF transmitters
automatically sets the time. This can be
identified by } in the display.
8:56
5 ,5°C
07.04.2004
Picture no: 17914s.tif
Triple information display
Set date and time
The infotainment system 3 must be off.
Activate setting mode by holding the Ö
button depressed for about 2 seconds. The
flashing value is adjusted using the ;
button. The Ö button is used to switch to
the next unit and to exit setting mode.
Some transmitters do not send a correct
time signal. In such cases, we recommend
that you switch off automatic time
synchronisation.
Activate setting mode and set it to year
setting. Hold the Ö button depressed
about 3 seconds until } flashes in the
display and “RDS TIME" appears. The
function is activated (RDS TIME 1) or
deactivated (RDS TIME 0) with the ;
button. Exit setting mode using the Ö
button.
FM AS
[TP]
�
REG
CDin
MP3
90.6 MHz
19,5°
19:36
Picture no: 16711t.tif
Graphical information display 3
or colour information display 3,
selecting functions
Functions and their menus are depicted in
the graphical information display and
colour information display.
These functions are marked or executed in
the menu display via the cross switch, the
multifunction knob 3 on the Infotainment
System or buttons 3 on the steering wheel.
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Picture no: 15593t.tif
To select with four-way button
Select menu items via menus and with the
buttons/four-way button of the
Infotainment system.
Picture no: 15559t.tif
Selection with the multifunction knob 3
Turn the multifunction button to highlight
menu items or commands and to select
function areas.
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Picture no: 14034s.tif
Selection using buttons 3 on steering
wheel
Select menu options via menus and with
the buttons.
Press the multifunction button to select the
highlighted item or confirm a command.
To exit a menu, turn the multifunction
button left or right to Return or Main and
select.
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Instruments, Controls
7
FM AS
[TP]
REG
CDin
MP3
Settings
Time, Date
19,5° 19:36
7 Time, Date
19,5° 19:36
19:36
Time
19:36
10 . 07 . 2004
Date
10 . 07 . 2004
Language
�
90.6 MHz
Units
Contrast
Day / Night
19,5°
19:36
Picture no: 16711t.tif
! Synchron. clock automatical.
! Ign. logic
Picture no: 16712t.tif
Picture no: 16713t.tif
Function areas
For each functional area there is a main
page (Main), which is selected at the top
edge of the display (not with the
Infotainment system CD 30 or the Mobile
Phone Portal):
System settings
The settings are accessed via the
Settings menu.
Setting date and time 3
Select menu item Time, Date, from the
Settings menu.
The menu for Time, Date is displayed.
z
z
z
z
Press the Main button 3 (not found on all
infotainment systems) on the infotainment
system (call up main display).
Press the Settings button of the
infotainment system. On Infotainment
System CD 30, make sure no menu has
been selected.
Audio.
Navigation 3.
Telephone 3.
Trip computer 3.
For Audio, Navigation 3 and Telephone 3
functions – see infotainment system
instructions.
Select the required menu item and make
setting.
The Settings menu is displayed.
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Instruments, Controls
Automatic time synchronisation 3
The RDS signal of most VHF transmitters
automatically sets the time.
Some transmitters do not send a correct
time signal. In such cases, we recommend
that you switch off automatic time
synchronisation.
On infotainment systems with
navigation 3, time and date are also
harmonised upon receipt of a GPS satellite
signal.
The function is activated by ticking the field
in front of Synchron. clock automatical. in
the Time, Date menu.
7
Settings
19,5° 19:36
7
13 Languages
19,5° 19:36
! Deutsch
Time, Date
Deutsch
English
Units
English
Español
Contrast
Español
Nederlands
Day / Night
Nederlands
Français
! Ign. logic
Français
Italiano
Language
95
Picture no: 16714t.tif
Picture no: 16715t.tif
Language selection
You can select the display language for
some functions.
Select the desired language.
Select menu item Language from the
Settings menu.
In systems with language version 3, when
the language setting of the display is
changed, the system will ask if the message
language should also be changed - see
infotainment system instructions.
The available languages are displayed.
Selections are indicated by a 6 in front of
the menu item.
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Instruments, Controls
7
Settings
19,5°19:36
7
Contrast19,5°
19:36
Select menu item Day / Night from the
Settings menu.
Time, Date
Language
!
Europe-SI
Units
"
"
"
Japan
Contrast
Day / Night
12
Great Britain
USA
Picture no: 16716t.tif
The available units are displayed.
Select the desired unit.
Selections are indicated by a o in front of
the menu item.
The options are displayed.
Automatic: adapted based on vehicle
lighting.
Always day design: black or coloured text
on light background.
! Ign. logic
Setting units of measure
Select menu item Units from the
Settings menu.
Setting display mode 3
Display brightness is independent of
vehicle lighting. Settings are made as
follows:
Picture no: 16717t.tif
Adjusting contrast 3
(graphical information display)
Select menu item Contrast from the
Settings menu.
The menu for Contrast is displayed.
Always night design: white or coloured
text on dark background.
Selections are indicated by a o in front of
the menu item.
Ignition logic 3
Adjustment, see Infotainment system
instructions.
Confirm the required setting.
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Ü Board Computer
BC 1
19,5° 19:36
All values
BC 2
Timer
97
1
8
257.0
Ø 40
Ø
31.0
7.0
Range
km
km/h
Aver. Consump.
Inst. Consumpt.
257 km
7.0 Ltr./100km
7.6 Ltr./100km
Range
33km
Ltr.
Ltr./100km
Picture no: 16719t.tif
Graphical information display 3
or Colour information display 3,
Trip computer 3
The trip computers provide information on
driving data, which is continually recorded
and evaluated electronically.
The trip computer main page provides
information on range, average
consumption and momentary
consumption 3.
19,5°
19:36
Picture no: 16710t.tif
Range
Range is calculated from current fuel tank
content and instantaneous consumption.
The display shows average values.
After refuelling, the vehicle updates the
range automatically after a brief delay.
OK
Picture no: 16718t.tif
If the fuel in the tank will allow less than
50 km of travel, the message Range
appears in the display.
If the fuel in the tank will allow less than
30 km of travel, the message
Please refuel! 3 appears in the display.
Acknowledge warning message 3 92.
Instantaneous consumption
Display of current consumption. At low
speeds, consumption per hour is displayed.
To display the other trip computer driving
information, press BC button on
Infotainment system 3 or select trip
computer menu on display.
For vehicles with Infotainment System
CD 30 3 and steering wheel remove
control 3, the left steering wheel buttons
only operate the trip computer.
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Instruments, Controls
Distance travelled
Display of distance travelled. The
measurement can be reset at any time.
Ü Board Computer
Average speed
Display of average speed. The
measurement can be reset at any time.
BC 1
Stoppages in the journey with the ignition
off are not included in the calculations.
Timer
BC 2
1
Effective consumption
Display of fuel consumed. The
measurement can be reset at any time.
Average consumption
Display of average consumption. The
measurement can be reset at any time.
19,5° 19:36
All values
8
257.0
Ø 40
Ø
31.0
7.0
Ü Reset BC 1
19,5° 19:36
All values
km
km/h
257.0
Ø 40
Ltr.
Ltr./100km
Picture no: 16719t.tif
Ø
31.0
7.0
km
km/h
Ltr.
Ltr./100km
Picture no: 16720t.tif
Restart trip computer
The measurement or calculation of the
following trip computer information can be
restarted:
The information of the two trip computers
can be reset separately, making it possible
to evaluate data from different time
periods.
z Distance,
Select the required trip computer
information and confirm.
z Average speed,
z Effective consumption,
z Average consumption.
The value for the selected function will be
reset and recalculated.
Select BC 1 or BC 2 from the trip computer
menu.
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99
The desired stop watch display can be
selected from the Options menu 3:
Ü Reset BC 1
19,5° 19:36
All values
257.0
Ø 40
31.0
Ø 7.0
Ü Board Computer
19,5° 19:36
BC 1
BC 2
km
km/h
00:00:00
Timer
Start
Ltr.
Reset
Ltr./100km
Options
Picture no: 16721t.tif
To reset all information of a trip computer,
select menu item All values.
After resetting, - - - is displayed for the
selected trip computer information. The
recalculated values are displayed after a
brief delay.
Interruption of power supply
If the power supply has been interrupted or
if the battery voltage has dropped too low,
the values stored in the trip computer will
be lost.
Picture no: 16722t.tif
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 key in the ignition switch is
included.
Travel Time
Measurement of the time from manual
activation via Start to manual deactivation
via Reset.
Stop watch
Select menu item Timer from the Board
Computer menu.
The Timer menu is displayed.
To start, select menu item Start. To stop,
select menu item Stop.
To reset, select menu item Reset.
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Instruments, Controls
Warning buzzers
Adjustable wipe interval 3
Setting wiper interval to a value between
2 and 15 seconds: Stalk to timed interval
wipe $, stalk to §, wait for desired
interval, stalk back to timed interval
wipe $.
When starting the engine or whilst
driving:
z If seat belt is not fastened 3.
z If the speed programmed at the
factory 3 is exceeded.
The selected interval will remain stored
until the next time it is changed or until the
ignition is switched off.
z If the car has automated manual
transmission 3 and the driver’s door is
opened when the engine is running, a
gear is engaged and the foot brake is
not depressed.
After turning on the ignition and setting the
lever to $, the interval is set to 7 seconds.
When the vehicle is parked and the
driver’s door is opened:
z when the key is in the ignition switch
z with parking lamps or dipped beam on
z if the turn signal stalk is engaged
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Windscreen wipers
Windscreen wipers
To activate, press stalk briefly up
&
%
$
§
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=
=
=
Fast
Slow
Adjustable timed interval wipe
Off
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Windscreen washer and headlamp
washer system 3
Pull stalk towards steering wheel. Screen
wash is squirted onto the screen and the
wipers move back and forth a few times.
When the lights are switched on,
windscreen wash is also squirted onto the
headlamps.
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Rear window washer and wiper system
Push stalk forwards. The rear window wiper
wipes in timed interval mode. Switch off by
pulling stalk towards the steering wheel.
If the stalk is held forwards, washer fluid is
sprayed on the rear window.
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Lighting
Lighting
Model with daytime running lights 3
With ignition on and lights turned on 7, the
dipped headlamps are on without
instrument illumination.
The daytime running lights switch off when
the ignition is switched off.
Exterior lights .......................................
Main beam, headlamp flash ..............
Turn signal lamps ................................
Fog lamps > 3....................................
Fog tail lamp r ...................................
Reversing lamps...................................
Hazard warning lamps .......................
Headlamp range adjustment ?.........
Adaptive Forward Lighting 3 (AFL) ..
Lead-me lighting 3 .............................
Instrument illumination k,
Information display illumination......
Courtesy lamp......................................
Battery discharge protection 3 ..........
Misted light covers...............................
Headlamps when driving abroad ......
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103
103
103
104
104
104
104
106
107
108
108
110
110
110
Follow the regulations of the country in
which you are driving when using daytime
running lights and fog lamps 3.
Driving abroad 3 110.
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Exterior lights
Turn light switch:
7
8
9
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=
Off
Parking lamps
Dipped or main beam
In positions 8 and 9, the tail lamps and
number plate lamps are also on.
If the ignition is switched off when main
beam or dipped beam is on, the parking
lamps come on.
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Lighting
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Main beam, headlamp flash
Turn signal lamps
Push stalk forward to switch from dipped
beam to main beam.
Lever upwards
Lever downwards
To switch to dipped beam, press stalk
forwards again.
If the stalk is moved past the resistance
point, the turn signal lamp remains on.
When the steering wheel moves back
toward the straight-ahead position, the
turn signal lamp is automatically
deactivated.
To operate the headlamp flash, pull stalk
towards steering wheel. The main beam is
switched on for as long as the stalk is held
in this position.
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=
Right turn signal
Left turn signal
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Fog lamps > 3
The fog lamps can only be switched on
when both the ignition and lights are on.
Operated with the > button.
Brief flash: press stalk to perceptible
resistance and release.
Manual disconnection of turn signal lamps
by returning to centre position.
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Lighting
Fog tail lamp r
The fog tail lamp can only be switched on
both the ignition and dipped
beam/parking lamps are on.
Operated with the r button.
The fog tail lamps on the vehicle are
deactivated when towing a caravan/
trailer.
Reversing lamps
The reversing lamps come on when the
ignition is on and reverse gear is engaged.
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Hazard warning lamps
Headlamp range adjustment ?
Operated with the ¨ button.
Manual headlamp range adjustment 3
To adapt headlamp range to the vehicle
load so that fellow motorists are not
blinded: Press knob to disengage and turn
to required position.
To aid location of the pushbutton, the red
surface is illuminated when the ignition
switched on. When the button is pressed,
its control indicator flashes in time with the
hazard warning lamps.
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Lighting
Settings.
0
1
2
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=
3
=
Front seats occupied
All seats occupied
All seats occupied and luggage
compartment load
Driver’s seat occupied and
luggage compartment load
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Automatic headlamp range
adjustment 3
On vehicles with Xenon headlamps,
headlamp range is adjusted automatically
based on vehicle load.
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Lighting
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Adaptive Forward Lighting 3
(AFL)
ensures better illumination of
z bends (curve lighting),
z crossings and narrow bends (cornering
light).
Curve lighting
The light beam pivots based on
steering wheel position and speed (from
approx. 10 km/h).
The headlamps shine at an angle of up
to 15 to the right or left of the direction of
travel.
Picture no:
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Cornering light
An additional lamp comes on with
certain steering wheel positions (after
approx. 90 ), turn signal settings and
speeds (up to approx. 40 km/h).
Control indicator B for adaptive driving
lights
Illuminated: Fault in system. The system is
not ready for operation.
The light is thrown approx. 90 to the
left or right of the car, to a distance of
approx. 30 metres.
After a power supply interruption the
steering angle sensor must be calibrated to
make the system operational. 3 147
Reversing function
If the lights are on, reverse gear is
engaged, and the turn signal is activated,
the cornering light on the appropriate side
is switched on. The cornering light stays on
for 15 seconds once the turn signal has
been switched off.
Contact a workshop for assistance.
Control indicator B flashes for
about 4 seconds after the ignition is
switched on as a reminder that the
headlamps have been converted, see
"Headlamps for driving abroad" 3 110.
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Lighting
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If the driver’s door is left open, the lamps
will go out after two minutes.
The light is switched off immediately by
inserting the key into the ignition or pulling
the turn signal stalk towards the steering
wheel again.
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Lead-me lighting 3
Lead-me lighting when leaving the
vehicle 3
The dipped headlamps come on for
around 30 seconds after switching on and
closing the driver’s door.
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Lead-me lighting when opening the
vehicle 3
The Lead-me-to-the-car lighting function
allows the dipped headlamps to be lit for
around 30 seconds using the remote
control.
3. Open driver’s door.
This function must be activated (once):
Unlock the vehicle, put the key in the
ignition and press the light switch for
approx. 5 seconds - see next page,
Fig. 14136 S.
4. Pull turn signal stalk toward steering
wheel.
To deactivate the function permanently,
contact a workshop.
To activate:
1. Switch off ignition.
2. Remove ignition key.
5. Close driver’s door.
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Lighting
To activate the lead-me-to-the-car light
function, press button q on the remote
control twice with the vehicle locked.
Country-specific version 3: to enable the
lead-me-to-the-car function, press
button q on the remote control once with
the vehicle locked.
The lead-me-to-the-car light function is
deactivated immediately by pressing
button p of the remote control or
switching on the ignition.
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Instrument illumination k,
Information display illumination
Lights come on when ignition is switched on.
Brightness can be adjusted when the
exterior lights are on: Push to release knob
k and then turn it clockwise or
anticlockwise and hold until the desired
brightness is obtained.
Display mode 3 3 96.
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Courtesy lamp
Automatic interior light
Comes on automatically when the vehicle is
unlocked with the radio remote control or
when a door is opened.
Goes off automatically after a delay when
the doors are closed or immediately when
the ignition is switched on or the doors are
locked.
Front courtesy lamp
To operate manually from inside when the
doors are closed:
on
off
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Press light switch 0
Press light switch 0 again
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Lighting
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Entry lighting 3
After unlocking the vehicle, the instrument
and switch illumination plus the courtesy
lamps come on for a few seconds.
Illuminated mirror in the sun visors 3
The lighting switches on when the cover is
opened.
Glove compartment lighting 3
The glove compartment light comes on
when the ignition is on and the lid is
opened.
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Front reading lamps 3
Operate using buttons with the ignition
switched on.
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Courtesy lamps and rear reading lamps 3
Centre switch position: The rear courtesy
lamp comes on together with the front one
when a door is opened.
The rear reading lamps on the left and
right can be switched on separately. With
ignition on:
On
Off
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Luggage compartment lighting 3
The luggage compartment light comes on
when the tailgate is open.
Automatically regulated centre console
lighting 3
Spotlight in housing of interior mirror.
Daylight-dependent, automatically
regulated centre console lighting with
ignition switched on.
Switch position I
Switch position 0
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Lighting
Battery discharge protection 3
To return to asymmetrical dipped beam,
pull and hold the main beam stalk again,
switch on the ignition and wait for the
acoustic signal. AFL control indicator B
will then discontinue flashing.
Some consumers such as the interior
lighting switch themselves off after
approx. 30 minutes if the ignition is off in
order to protect the battery charge.
Control indicator B 3 106.
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 lights.
Headlamps when driving abroad
The asymmetrical dipped beam increases
the field of vision on the passenger side of
the lane.
In countries where traffic drives on the
opposite side of the road, prevent glare as
follows.
Vehicles with halogen headlamp system
or Xenon headlamp system 3
Have headlights converted in a workshop.
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Vehicles with Adaptive headlight 3 (AFL)
1. Pull stalk towards steering wheel and
hold.
2. Switch on ignition.
3. After approx. 3 seconds, an acoustic
signal sounds and then AFL control
indicator B flashes approx. 4 seconds.
After the switch, AFL control indicator B
flashes for 4 seconds each time the ignition
is switched on.
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Infotainment system
Infotainment system
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Radio reception 3
Radio reception may be disrupted by
static, noise, distortion or loss of reception
due to
z changes in distance from the
transmitter,
z multi-path reception due to reflection
and,
z shadowing.
Radio reception 3................................
Infotainment system 3........................
Steering wheel remote control 3........
Rear seat audio system 3...................
AUX input 3.........................................
Electronic data acquisition in toll
systems ..............................................
Mobile telephones and radio
equipment 3......................................
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111
111
112
112
112
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Infotainment system 3
The infotainment system is operated as
described in the operating instructions.
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Steering wheel remote control 3
The functions of the infotainment system 3
and the information display can be
operated with the buttons on the steering
wheel.
Further information 3 93 and the
infotainment system instructions.
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Infotainment system
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Rear seat audio system 3
AUX input 3
Twin Audio allows rear seat occupants the
choice between the audio source played on
the infotainment system or a different
audio source. Only an audio source that is
not currently active on the infotainment
system can be controlled.
The AUX input is next to the handbrake in
the centre console.
Two headphone connections are available,
with separate volume controls.
Further information in the infotainment
system instructions.
An external audio source, e.g. a portable
CD player, can be connected to the AUX
input via a 3.5 mm jack plug.
Keep AUX input clean and dry at all times.
Further information in the infotainment
system instructions.
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Electronic data acquisition in toll
systems
In vehicles with heat-reflecting
windscreen1) 3 Attach chipcard 3 for
electronic data acquisition and fee
payment in black area of windscreen on
left or right-hand side behind the interior
mirror, see markings in figure. Attaching
the chipcard outside this area may cause
data acquisition malfunctions.
1)
Solar Reflect.
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Infotainment system
Mobile telephones and radio
equipment 3
The Opel installation instructions and the
operating guidelines provided by the
telephone manufacturer must be followed
when fitting and operating a mobile
telephone. Failure to do so could invalidate
the vehicle’s operating permit
(EU Directive 95/54/EG).
Recommended prerequisites for fault-free
operation:
z Professionally installed exterior antenna
to obtain the maximum range possible
z Maximum transmission power 10 Watt
z Installation of the telephone in a suitable
spot (see information 3 74)
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, we recommend that
you do not use the phone while driving.
Even use of a handsfree set can be a
distraction while driving. Be sure to observe
any country-specific regulations.
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Caution
Mobile phones and radio equipment
may cause malfunctions in the vehicle
electronics if they are operated in the
vehicle without the external antenna
unless the above-mentioned regulations
are complied with.
9 Warning
Mobile phones that do not comply with
the above-mentioned mobile phone
standard and radio equipment must
only be operated using an antenna that
is attached to the exterior of the vehicle.
We recommend you contact your Opel
Service Partner who will have brackets and
various different accessory kits available
and can fit them correctly.
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Climate control
Climate control
Heating and ventilation system, air
conditioning system 3 ......................
Electronic climate control system 3 ...
Air vents ...............................................
Heating and ventilation system .........
Air conditioning system 3...................
Electronic climate control system 3 ...
Auxiliary heater ...................................
Air intake ..............................................
Air outlet...............................................
Pollen filter ...........................................
Regular operation ...............................
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115
116
119
122
127
127
127
127
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Heating and ventilation system,
air conditioning system 3
Electronic climate control
system 3
Ventilation, heating and cooling 3 are
combined into one unit that is designed to
provide comfort regardless of the season,
weather or outside temperature.
Offers the greatest comfort in the vehicle
interior regardless of the conditions
outside.
When cooling 3 is activated, the air is
cooled and dried.
The heating unit heats the air as required in
all operating modes depending on the
position of the temperature switch. The air
supply can be adjusted to suit
requirements by means of the fan.
To ensure a uniform and comfortable
climate in the vehicle, the temperature of
inflowing air, air-flow rate and air
distribution are automatically adapted
based on the climate conditions outside
the vehicle and the current temperature of
the vehicle interior.
Electronic climate control system 3 3 122.
The buttons for cooling n and air
recirculation 4 are only found on
versions with optional air conditioning
system 3.
Air conditioning system 3 3 119.
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Climate control
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Windscreen defroster nozzles (2)
Air distribution switch set to V or J: Air is
directed onto the windscreen and door
windows.
Additional vents
are beneath the windscreen and side
windows and in the front footwell.
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Air vents
At least one air vent must be open while
cooling 3 (air conditioning compressor) is
on in order to prevent the evaporator from
icing up due to lack of air movement.
Pleasant ventilation to the head area
controlled by the position of the
temperature switch.
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Centre and side (1) air vents
To open vent: rotate wheel upwards.
Adjust the direction of air flow by rotating
the horizontal and vertical wheels.
To close the vents rotate the wheel fully
downwards.
To increase the air supply, set the fan to a
higher speed and set the air distribution
switch to M or L.
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Climate control
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Heating and ventilation system
Temperature
Adjusted using left-hand rotary switch.
red area
blue area
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warm
cold
The amount of heat is dependent on the
coolant temperature and is thus not fully
attained until the engine is warm.
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Air flow
Adjusted using centre rotary switch.
Air distribution
Set using right rotary switch.
x
1-4
V
off
selected fan speed
The rate of air flow is determined by the
fan. The fan should therefore also be
switched on during a journey.
J
K
L
M
to windscreen and front side
windows
towards windscreen, front door
windows and footwell
to footwell
towards head area and footwell
towards head area
Open the air vents when the switch is set
to L or M.
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Climate control
Heating
For rapid warming of the passenger
compartment:
z Turn the temperature switch clockwise as
far as it will go (warm).
z Set the fan to speed 3.
z Set air distribution switch to desired
position, preferably position J, 3 116.
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The comfort and general well-being of the
vehicle occupants are to a large extent
dependent on a suitable ventilation and
heating setting.
To achieve stratification of temperature
with a pleasant "cool head and warm feet"
effect, set the rotary air distribution switch
to K, J or L, set temperature rotary
switch to any position (in centre range with
temperature stratification effect).
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Ventilation
z Set the temperature to the desired
setting.
z Switch fan on, select fan setting
according to requirements.
z For maximum ventilation in head area:
set air distribution switch to M and open
all vents.
z For ventilation to foot well: Set air
distribution switch to K.
z For simultaneous ventilation to the head
area and the foot well: Set air
distribution switch to L.
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Climate control
z Set fan to 3 or 4.
z Set air distribution switch to V.
z Switch on heated rear window Ü 3.
z Open side air vents as required and
direct them towards door windows.
z For simultaneous footwell heating, set
air distribution switch to J.
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Heating the foot well
z Set the temperature switch in the righthand zone.
z Switch on fan.
z Set air distribution switch to K.
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Demisting and defrosting windows
9 Warning
Disregard of the instructions could lead
to misting or icing of the windows and
subsequent accidents due to impaired
visibility.
Misted or icy windows, e. g. due to damp
weather, damp clothing or low outside
temperatures:
z Turn the temperature switch clockwise as
far as it will go (warm).
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Air conditioning system 3
As a supplement to the heating and
ventilation system, the air conditioning
system cools and dehumidifies (dries)
inflowing air.
If cooling or dehumidification is not
desired, switch off cooling in order to save
fuel.
Cooling switches off automatically at low
outside temperatures.
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Cooling n
Only operate with the engine and fan
running. Activate and deactivate with
the n button.
Air recirculation system 4
The air recirculation mode of the
ventilation system is activated and
deactivated by pressing the 4 button.
When cooling is active (AC compressor) the
air is cooled and dehumidified. If cooling or
dehumidification is not desired, switch off
cooling in order to save fuel.
If fumes or unpleasant odours penetrate
from outside: Temporarily switch on air
recirculation system 4.
Cooling switches off automatically at low
outside temperatures.
To increase cooling at high outside
temperatures, switch on the air
recirculation system briefly.
When cooling operates, condensation
forms and drips from the underside of the
vehicle.
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Climate control
Temperature switch in centre of
adjustment range: warmer air will flow into
the foot well and cooler air into the upper
zone, with warmer air coming from the side
air vents and cooler air from the centre
vents.
9 Warning
The air recirculation system minimises
the entry of outside air. The humidity
increases, and the windows can mist up.
The quality of the passenger
compartment air deteriorates which
may cause the vehicle occupants to feel
drowsy.
Air distribution to V: the air recirculation
system is automatically switched off to
speed up window demisting and prevent
fogging.
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Comfort setting
z Set cooling n as desired.
z Air recirculation system 4 off.
z Set temperature switch as desired.
z Switch on fan at desired speed.
z Set air distribution switch to M or L.
z Open or adjust vents as required.
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z Cooling n on, the air conditioning
compressor automatically switches itself
off at low outside temperatures (icing).
z Turn the temperature switch clockwise.
z Set fan to 3 or 4.
z Air distribution switch to V, air
recirculation system 4 automatically
switches off,
– or –
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Maximum cooling
Briefly open windows, sun roof and tilting
roof 3 so that warm air can escape quickly.
z Cooling n on
z Air recirculation system 4 on
z Turn the temperature switch
anticlockwise as far as it will go (cold)
z Set fan to 4
z Set air distribution switch to M
z Open all air vents
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Demisting and defrosting windows
9 Warning
Disregard of the instructions could lead
to misting or icing of the windows and
subsequent accidents due to impaired
visibility.
if there is still moisture in the system after
previous air conditioning operation, the
windows may mist up. To prevent this,
set air distribution to K before starting
engine and set to V approx. 5 seconds
after starting.
z Activate heated rear window Ü.
z Open side air vents as required and
direct them towards the side windows.
Misted or icy windows, e. g. due to damp
weather, damp clothing or low outside
temperatures:
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Climate control
Electronic climate control
system 3
Provides a the greatest amount of comfort
in the interior regardless of the weather,
outside temperature or season.
To ensure a constant and comfortable
climate in the vehicle, the temperature of
the inflowing air, the air-flow rate and the
air distribution are changed automatically
according to climatic conditions outside
the vehicle.
The climate is regulated automatically
based on personal settings.
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Temperature changes due to external
influences, such as direct sunlight, are
automatically compensated.
When cooling (air conditioning
compressor) is active, air is cooled and
dehumidified.
The pollen filter removes dust, soot, pollen
and spores from the inflowing outside air.
Picture no:
When set to automatic mode, the climate
control system provides the optimal
settings for almost all conditions. If
necessary, climate control system settings
can be modified manually.
The climate control system is only
operational when the engine is running.
If you wish the climate control system 3 to
operate correctly, do not cover the sensor
on the instrument panel.
Cooling (air conditioning compressor)
switches off automatically at low outside
temperatures.
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Automatic mode
Basic setting for maximum comfort:
z Press AUTO button.
z Open all air vents.
z Switch on AC compressor 3 125.
z Preset temperature to 22
knob.
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Switching off the air conditioning
compressor (ECO appears in display) can
have a detrimental effect on comfort and
safety 3 125.
Temperature preset
The left rotary knob can be used to set the
temperature to values of between 16 C
and 28 C.
All air vents are actuated automatically in
automatic mode. The air vents should
therefore always be open 3 115.
For the sake of comfort, only change the
pre-selected temperature in small steps.
If the temperature setting is less
than 16 C, LO appears in the air
conditioning display: the climate control
system runs constantly at maximum
cooling power, and the temperature is not
regulated.
If the temperature setting is
above 28 C, HI appears in the air
conditioning display: the climate control
system runs constantly at maximum
heating power, and the temperature is not
regulated.
The temperature settings remain stored
when the ignition is turned off.
C with turn
The temperature can be set higher or lower
as desired.
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Climate control
Manual settings
Under certain circumstances (e.g. iced or
misted windows), the functions of the
climate control system can be modified
manually.
Temperature, air distribution and blower
are set automatically.
To return to automatic mode: press
button V or AUTO.
Heated rear window 3 41.
Manual settings are saved when the
ignition is switched off.
Make manual settings as follows when
necessary:
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Window demisting and defrosting
9 Warning
Disregard of the instructions could lead
to misting or icing of the windows and
subsequent accidents due to impaired
visibility.
Misted or icy windows, e. g. due to damp
weather, damp clothing or low outside
temperatures:
Press button V, V appears in the air
conditioning display.
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Activating and deactivating air
conditioning compressor
Press the ECO button. ECO appears in the
air conditioning display.
Air distribution
Press one or more of the following buttons.
The corresponding symbol appears in the
air conditioning display:
Switch on to save fuel. In this mode cooling
(AC compressor) is switched off.
s
Inflowing air is neither cooled nor
dehumidified. This restricts the level of
comfort provided by the automatic climate
control system. This may cause the
windows to mist up, for example.
M
When cooling operates, condensation
forms and drips from the underside of the
vehicle.
K
Air distribution towards windscreen
and front door windows.
Air distribution towards vehicle
occupants via adjustable vents.
Air distribution towards footwell.
To return to automatic mode: Press the
appropriate buttons again, or press AUTO.
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Air flow
Set air flow using the right-hand rotary
knob. The selected fan speed is indicated
by the number of bars.
To deactivate the fan and thereby the
automatic climate control system: Turn the
right-hand rotary knob anticlockwise until
the display goes out.
Switching on: turn rotary knob clockwise.
To return to automatic mode: Press
AUTO button.
To return to cooling operation: press
ECO button. ECO goes out.
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Climate control
Press button 4, % appears in the air
conditioning display.
9 Warning
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Manual air recirculation mode
The air recirculation system prevents the
entry of outside air and the air in the
passenger compartment is circulated.
The exchange of fresh air is reduced in
air circulation mode. The quality of the
passenger compartment air
deteriorates which may cause the
vehicle occupants to feel drowsy. In
operation without cooling the air
humidity increases, so the windows may
mist up. Consequently, the air circulation
system should only be run for short
periods of time.
To switch off manual air circulation: press
button 4 again.
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Air conditioning with the engine not
running
When the vehicle is stopped and the
ignition off, the residual heat or cooling in
the system can be used for climate control
in passenger compartment, e.g. when
stopped at a level crossing.
Press AUTO with the ignition off. The
preselected temperature appears in the air
conditioning display. The temperature can
be adjusted with the left-hand rotary knob.
Residual climate control can only operate
for a limited period of time. To cancel,
press the AUTO button.
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Auxiliary heater
Pollen filter
Depending on outside temperature and
engine temperature, the passenger
compartment of vehicles with Quickheat 3
electric auxiliary heating is warmed up
more quickly.
The pollen filter cleans dust, soot, pollen
and spores from the air entering from
outside. The active carbon layer 3
eliminates most odours and noxious
environmental gases from the air.
Diesel-engined vehicles have a fuelpowered auxiliary heater 3.
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Air intake
The air intakes in front of the windscreen on
the far right and left sides of the engine
compartment must be kept clear to allow
air intake. Remove any leaves, dirt or snow.
Air outlet
Do not cover the air outlets when storing
items in the luggage compartment storage
compartments.
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Climate control
Regular operation
Service
For consistently good operation, the air
cooling system 3 must be switched on for
several minutes once per month regardless
of the weather and the time of year.
Operation not possible with the cooling
system switched on and when the outside
temperature is low.
For optimal cooling performance, we
recommend that the climate control
system be checked annually, starting three
years after initial vehicle registration.
z Functionality and pressure test,
z Heating functionality,
z Leakage check,
z Check of drive belts,
z Cleaning of condenser and evaporator
drainage,
z Performance check.
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Driving and operation
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Manual transmission
automated 3
The manual transmission automated
transmission 3 permits manual (manual
mode) or automatic gear shifting
(automatic mode), both with automatic
clutch control.
Manual transmission automated 3 ...
Manual transmission ...........................
Driving hints .........................................
Saving fuel, protecting the
environment ......................................
Fuels, refuelling....................................
Catalytic converter, exhaust gasses ..
Drive Control Systems .........................
Hydraulic brake system ......................
Anti-lock brake system (ABS u)........
Hand brake ..........................................
Brake assist ..........................................
Hill Start Assist 3 (HSA) ......................
Wheels, tyres ........................................
Roof rack 3 ..........................................
Towing equipment 3...........................
Towing equipment with removable
coupling ball bar 3 ...........................
Caravan/trailer towing ........................
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Transmission display
Shows the mode and current gear.
If the Winter programme is activated, T is
illuminated.
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Driving and operation
Selector lever in o (centre position)
Once the selector lever has been moved
from N to position o (centre position) with
the foot brake operated, the Easytronic is
in automatic mode and first gear has been
selected (second gear with winter
programme enabled). "A" appears in the
transmission display.
When the foot brake is released the vehicle
starts to "creep". If the foot brake is not
operated, "A" flashes. Start off by pressing
the accelerator immediately or more
selector lever back to N and repeat
procedure with foot brake operated.
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Starting the engine
When starting the engine, activate the
footbrake at the same time. The engine
can only be started in position N and with
the footbrake activated. The transmission
display shows "N". If the footbrake is not
activated, the control light j 3 in the
instrument panel illuminates and "N"
flashes in the transmission display, the
engine cannot be started.
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Operation of manual transmission
automated using selector lever
Always move the selector lever all the way
to the stop. Note the gear or mode
indicator in the transmission display.
In Automatic mode, selection of other
gears is automatic irrespective of driving
conditions.
Move selector lever toward N
Neutral.
If no brake lights are operational, the
engine will not start.
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Selector lever in + or Shift to a higher gear.
Shift to a lower gear.
+
-
If a higher gear is selected when the
running speed is too low, or a lower gear
when the speed is too high, the gear
selection will not take place. This prevents
the engine from running at too low or too
high revs.
Gears can be skipped by jogging the
selector lever repeatedly at short intervals.
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Selector lever in A/M
Switch between Automatic and Manual
mode.
In manual mode, gears can be selected
manually by moving the selector lever
to + or -. The currect gear is indicated in
the transmission display.
If the engine speed is too low the manual
transmission automated will automatically
shift to a lower gear even in Manual mode.
This prevents the engine from stalling.
When the vehicle is in automatic mode, the
manual transmission automated shifts to
manual mode by moving the selector lever
to position + or -. The correct gear is
indicated on the transmission display.
Selector lever in R
Reverse gear. Engage only when vehicle is
stationary.
Press button on selector lever, select R. The
transmission display shows "R".
If R is selected when the vehicle is in motion,
"R" flashes in the transmission display and
no gear is engaged.
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Stopping the vehicle
In Automatic or Manual mode, when the
vehicle has stopped first gear (with Winter
mode engaged, second gear) is engaged
automatically and the clutch released. In R
reverse remains engaged.
If a warning signal sounds when the
driver’s door is opened (foot brake not
depressed), move the selector lever to N
and apply the hand brake.
When stopping on gradients, engage the
hand brake or depress the brake pedal. To
prevent overheating of the clutch, do not
increase engine speed to ensure smooth
idling when in gear.
Switch off engine if stopping for a lengthy
period, e.g. in traffic jams or at level
crossings.
Electronically controlled driving
programmes in automatic mode
z Following a cold start, the operating
temperature program automatically
increases the engine revolutions to bring
the catalytic converter to the required
temperature.
z The adaptive program automatically
selects the gear according to the driving
conditions, e.g. increased load and
gradients.
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Driving and operation
Engine braking
Automatic mode:
When driving downhill, the manual
transmission automated does not shift into
higher gears until a fairly high engine
speed has been reached. When braking,
the manual transmission automated shifts
down in good time.
Manual mode:
To utilise the engine braking effect, select a
lower gear in good time when driving
downhill.
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Winter programme T
In the event of difficulties starting off on
slippery roads, press button T ("A" and T
appear on the transmission display). The
manual transmission automated switches
to automatic mode and the vehicle sets off
in second gear.
The Winter programme is switched off by:
z pressing the T button again.
z turning off the ignition.
z switching to Manual mode.
z when clutch temperature is too high.
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Kickdown
If the accelerator pedal is pressed past the
pressure point, the transmission shifts to a
lower gear depending on engine speed.
"Rocking the car"
The selector lever should only be moved
between o (centre position) and R
repeatedly if it becomes necessary to rock
the vehicle to free it from sand, mud, snow
or a hole. Do not race the engine and avoid
sudden acceleration.
During kickdown no manual gear shifting is
possible.
When the engine speed approaches its
upper limit, the transmission shifts to a
higher gear during kickdown even in
Manual mode.
Without kickdown this automatic shift is
not effected in Manual mode.
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Vehicle storage
Apply the handbrake and remove the key
from the ignition. The most recently
engaged gear (indicator in transmission
display) remains engaged. With N, no gear
is engaged.
When the ignition is switched off the
manual transmission automated no longer
responds to movement of the selector
lever.
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Manoeuvring the vehicle
For accurate manoeuvring when parking,
at garage entrances etc., the creeping
movement can be utilised by releasing the
foot brake with a gear selected.
Never actuate accelerator and brake
pedals simultaneously.
To prevent damage, the manual
transmission automated deactivates the
"creep function" when the temperature of
the automatic clutch is extremely high.
If the ignition key is not removed, the
battery may be discharged if the vehicle is
then left to stand for a lengthy period of
time.
If the hand brake has not been applied, the
control indicator R flashes for a few
seconds after the ignition is switched off.
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Fault
To prevent damage to the automated
manual transmission, the clutch is closed
automatically at high clutch temperatures.
Warning light A lights up if there is a fault.
It is possible to continue driving but manual
mode can no longer be used for changing
gear.
If "F" also appears in the transmission
display, it is not possible to continue
driving.
Have cause of fault remedied by a
workshop. The system’s integrated self
diagnostics allow faults to be quickly
remedied.
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Driving and operation
3. Clean transmission around the cap (see
Fig.) so that no dirt can get into the
opening when the cap is removed.
4. Rotate cap to slacken and remove by
lifting upwards – see figure.
5. Turn the adjusting screw clockwise using
a flathead screwdriver (vehicle tools 3
3 171) until clear resistance can be felt.
The clutch has now been disengaged.
Caution
Do not turn beyond the resistance, since
this can damage the Easytronic.
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Interruption of power supply
The clutch is not disengaged if there is an
interruption of the power supply when a
gear is engaged. The vehicle cannot move.
If the battery is flat, start the car using
jump leads 3 166.
If the cause is not a flat battery, contact a
workshop for assistance. If the vehicle has
to be moved out of flowing traffic,
disengage clutch.
1. Apply hand brake and switch off
ignition.
6. Fit cleaned cap again. The cap must be
in full contact with the housing.
Caution
Towing the vehicle and starting the
engine is not permitted when the clutch
has been released in this way, although
the vehicle can be moved a short
distance.
Contact a workshop for assistance
immediately.
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Manual transmission
To engage reverse, with the vehicle
stationary wait 3 seconds after declutching
and then pull up the button on the selector
lever and engage the gear.
If the gear does not engage, set the lever in
neutral, release the clutch pedal and
depress again; then repeat gear selection.
Do not grind the clutch unnecessarily.
When operating, depress the clutch pedal
completely. Do not use the pedal as a foot
rest (increases clutch wear).
2. Open bonnet and engage support.
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Driving hints
The first 1000 km
Drive your vehicle at various speeds. Do
not use full throttle. Never allow the engine
to labour at low revs.
Drive moderately. In all gears, only depress
the accelerator pedal around 3/4 of the way
down.
Do not drive faster than three quarters of
maximum speed.
Do not brake unnecessarily hard for the
first 200 km.
During the first drive smoke may develop
because of wax and oil evaporating on the
exhaust system. Park the vehicle in the
open for a while after the first drive and
avoid inhaling the fumes.
Fuel and engine oil consumption is higher
than normal during the running-in period.
Never coast with engine not running
Many units will not function in this situation
(e.g. brake servo unit, power steering 3).
Driving in this manner is a danger to
yourself and others.
Brake servo unit
When the engine is not running, the brake
servo unit is no longer effective once the
brake pedal has been depressed once or
twice. Braking effect is not reduced, but
significantly greater force is required for
braking.
Electric power steering 3
If the power assisted steering fails when
being towed with the engine switched off,
the vehicle can still be steered, but
considerably more force is required.
Driving in mountainous terrain or with a
trailer/caravan
The cooling fan is electrically operated. Its
cooling power is therefore independent of
the engine speed.
Since a considerable amount of heat is
generated at high engine speeds and less
at slower speeds, do not shift down when
climbing hills whilst the vehicle is still coping
with the gradient in the higher gear.
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Driving with a roof load
Do not exceed the permissible roof load
3 226. For reasons of safety, distribute the
load evenly and secure it properly with
retaining straps. Adjust tyre pressure to
load conditions. Do not drive faster
than 120 km/h. Check and retighten the
straps frequently. Observe country-specific
regulations.
Switching off the engine
When you switch off, fans in the engine
compartment may continue running for a
time to cool the engine.
If the engine temperature is very high, e.g.
after driving in mountainous terrain: allow
the engine to idle for approximately two
minutes in order to prevent heat
accumulation.
Vehicles with turbocharged engine 3
After running at high engine speeds or high
engine loads, operate the engine briefly
at a low load or run in neutral for
approx. 30 seconds before switching off in
order to protect the turbocharger.
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Driving and operation
Save energy – more kilometres
Please observe the running-in hints on the
previous page and the tips for energy
saving on the following pages.
Good, technically correct and economical
driving ensures maximum durability and
performance for your vehicle.
Overrun cut-off
The fuel supply is automatically cut off
during overrun, e.g. when the vehicle is
driven with a gear engaged but no throttle
application. Overrun cut-off is deactivated
if catalytic converter temperature is high.
Vehicles with turbocharged engine 3
Flow-generated noises may be audible if
the accelerator is released quickly on
account of air flow in the turbocharger.
Engine speed
Drive in a low engine speed range for each
gear as much as possible.
Warming up
Allow the engine to warm up while driving.
Do not warm it up by letting it run at idling
speed. Do not apply full throttle until the
engine has reached operating
temperature.
After a cold start, the manual transmission
automated 3 does not switch to higher
gears until the speed increases when it is in
automatic mode. This allows the catalytic
converter to reach the temperature quickly
which is required for optimum emission
reduction.
Correct gear selection
Do not race your engine whilst in neutral or
with a low gear selected. Driving too fast in
individual gears as well as stop-and-go
traffic increases engine wear and fuel
consumption.
Change down
When decreasing speed, shift down into
the next lowest gear. Do not slip the clutch
with a high-revving engine. This is
especially important when hill climbing.
Cooling fan
The cooling fan is controlled via a
thermoswitch and therefore only runs if
necessary.
The cooling fan automatically switches on
when the diesel particle filter is being
cleaned 3 depending on the engine.
Pedals
Do not place any objects in the foot well
which could slip under the pedals and
inhibit the pedal travel.
To ensure the pedal travel is uninhibited,
there must be no mats in the area of the
pedals.
Battery care
When driving slowly or when the vehicle is
stationary, e.g. in slow urban traffic, stopand-go traffic or traffic jams, turn off all
unnecessary electrical loads where
possible (e.g. heated rear window, heated
front seats, etc.).
Declutch when starting in order to relieve
the strain on the starter and the battery.
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Saving fuel, protecting the
environment
Trend-setting technology
Environmentally friendly and mainly
recyclable materials were used when your
vehicle was being developed and
manufactured. The production methods
used to make your vehicle are also
environmentally-compatible.
Recycling of production wastes keeps the
circulation of material closed. Reduction of
energy and water requirements also helps
to conserve natural resources.
A highly advanced design means that your
vehicle can be easily disassembled at the
end of its working life, and the individual
materials separated for subsequent re-use.
Materials such as asbestos and cadmium
are not used. The refrigerant in the air
conditioning system 3 is CFC-free.
New painting techniques employ water as
a solvent.
End-of-life vehicle recovery
Information on end-of-life vehicle recovery
centres and the recycling of end-of-life
vehicles is available at www.opel.com.
Energy and environment-conscious
driving
z High noise levels and exhaust emissions
are often a result of driving without due
attention to saving energy and
protecting the environment.
z You should therefore drive with energy in
mind: "more miles – less fuel".
Reduce the noise level and exhaust
emissions by adopting an environmentconscious driving style. This is extremely
worthwhile and improves the quality of
life.
Fuel consumption depends to a great
extent on your own personal driving
style. The following hints are intended to
help you consume fuel at a rate that is as
close as possible to the specified levels
3 224.
Check your vehicle’s fuel consumption
every time you refuel. This facilitates
early detection of any irregularities
causing increased fuel consumption.
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Warming up
z Full throttle and warming up at idle
speed increase wear, fuel consumption,
exhaust emission, the amount of
pollutant in the exhaust and the amount
of noise.
z Drive off immediately after starting.
Warm up the engine by running it at
moderate engine speeds.
Uniform speed
z Hectic driving significantly increases fuel
consumption, the exhaust emissions, the
proportion of pollutant in the exhaust
gas and the noise level.
z Do not accelerate and brake
unnecessarily. Drive at uniform speed,
watching the road.
Avoid frequent starting off and stopping
e.g. at traffic lights, in short distance
traffic and in queues of traffic by means
of clever planning. Select roads with
good traffic flow.
Idling
z The engine also consumes fuel when
idling.
z If you have to wait for more than one
minute, it is worthwhile switching off the
engine. Five minutes of idling
corresponds to approximately one
kilometre of driving.
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Driving and operation
Overrun
z The fuel supply is shut off automatically
on overrun, e.g. when descending steep
hills or when braking 3 136.
z To enable the overrun cut-off to come
into action and save fuel, do not
accelerate or declutch during overrun.
Correct gear selection
z High revs increase engine wear and fuel
consumption.
z Do not race your engine. Avoid driving at
high engine speeds.
Making use of the tachometer helps to
save fuel. Drive in a low engine speed
range for each gear as much as possible
with uniform engine speeds. Drive as
often as possible in top gear, select the
next higher gear as soon as possible,
and only change down when the engine
is no longer running perfectly smoothly.
High speed
z The higher the speed, the higher the
consumption and the noise level. At top
speed, you consume a great deal of fuel
and produce excessive noise and
exhaust emissions.
z Slightly releasing the accelerator pedal
results in distinct fuel savings with no
major loss of speed.
Drive at no more than around three
quarters of maximum speed and you will
use up to 50 % less fuel, without losing a
great deal of time.
Tyre pressure
z Inadequate tyre pressure, leading to
higher road resistance, costs money in
two ways: for more fuel and increased
tyre wear.
z Regular checks (every 14 days) pay off.
Electrical loads
z The power consumption of electrical
equipment increases fuel consumption.
z Switch off all auxiliary electrical loads
(e.g. air conditioning 3, heated rear
window) when not needed.
Roof racks, ski-holders
z Due to air resistance, a roof load can
increase fuel consumption by
approx. 1l/100 km.
z Remove them if they are not being used.
Repair and maintenance
z Improper repairs or adjustment and
maintenance work can increase fuel
consumption. Do not carry out work on
the engine yourself.
You may out of ignorance infringe
environmental laws by not disposing of
materials properly.
Appropriate parts might not be recycled.
Contact with some of the materials
involved may pose a health hazard.
z We recommend that repair and
maintenance be entrusted to your Opel
Partner.
Extreme driving conditions
z Going up steep slopes, cornering, driving
on poor roads and winter driving all
increase fuel consumption.
Fuel consumption increases dramatically
in urban traffic and at winter
temperatures, especially on short trips
when the engine operating temperature
is not reached.
z Follow the hints given above to keep
consumption to a minimum under such
conditions.
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Fuels, refuelling
Fuel consumption
The fuel consumption is determined under
specified driving conditions 3 224.
Special equipment increases the weight of
the vehicle. As a result, they can increase
fuel consumption and reduce the specified
maximum speed.
For the first few thousand kilometres,
friction between the engine and
transmission components is higher. This
increases fuel consumption.
Fuel for petrol engines
Only use unleaded fuel that complies
with DIN EN 228.
Fuels with ethanol content greater than 5 %
may only be used if the vehicle has been
specifically developed and approved for
these fuels.
Use fuel with the recommended octane
rating (value in bold 3 220). Use of fuel
with too low an octane rating can reduce
engine power and torque and will slightly
increase fuel consumption.
Caution
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Fuel for diesel engines
Only use diesel fuel that complies
with DIN EN 590. The fuel must have low
sulphur content (maximum 50 ppm).
Do not use marine diesel oils, heating oils
or entirely or partially plant-based diesel
fuels, such as rape seed oil or bio diesel,
Aquazole and similar diesel-water
emulsions. Diesel fuels must not be diluted
with fuels for petrol engines.
The flow and filterability of diesel fuel are
temperature-dependent. When
temperatures are low, refuel with diesel fuel
with guaranteed winter properties.
Use of fuel with too low an octane rating
could lead to uncontrolled combustion
and engine damage.
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Driving and operation
Fuel filler cap
Only a Opel Genuine fuel filler cap provides
full functionality. Diesel-engined vehicles
have special fuel filler caps.
9 Warning
Fuel is flammable and explosive. No
smoking. No naked flames or sparks.
If you can smell fuel in your vehicle, have
the cause of this rectified immediately
by a workshop.
Refuelling
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9 Warning
Before refuelling, switch off engine and
any external heaters with combustion
chambers 3 (identified by sticker on
tank flap). Switch off any mobile
phones.
Follow the operating and safety
instructions of the filling station when
refueling.
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Correct filling depends to a large extent on
proper operation of the fuel dispensing
pump:
1. Fully insert the pump nozzle and switch it
on.
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Close fuel tank cover.
Caution
Wipe off any overflowing fuel
immediately.
2. After automatically switching off, the
specified tank capacity is achieved by
means of metered refuelling (twice).
Insert fuel dispensing pump as far as
possible.
To close, place fuel filler cap in position and
turn, overcoming the resistance until the
ratchet on the cap engages audibly.
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Fuel filler neck at right rear side of vehicle.
The tank flap is locked together with the
doors 3 30.
Open tank flap.
Unscrew the fuel filler cap, remove and
suspend from the tank flap.
The fuel tank has a limiting system which
prevents overfilling of the tank.
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Driving and operation
Fuel grades other than those listed on
pages 139, 220 (e. g. LRP = Lead
Replacement Petrol or leaded fuel) could
damage the catalytic converter or
electronic components.
Caution
Damage to the catalytic converter or the
vehicle may result if the following points
are not observed.
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Catalytic converter, exhaust
gasses
Catalytic converter
The catalytic converter reduces the
amount of harmful substances in the
exhaust gas, such as carbon monoxide
(CO), hydrocarbons, (CH) and nitrous
oxide (NOx).
z In the event of misfiring, uneven engine
running, a clear reduction in engine
performance or other unusual problems,
have the cause of the fault rectified by a
workshop as soon as possible. In an
emergency, driving can be continued for
a short period, keeping vehicle speed
and engine speed low.
This does not apply when the Electronic
Stability Program (ESP®Plus 3) kicks in
3 146.
z If unburnt fuel enters the catalytic
converter of a petrol engine, this may
result in overheating and irreparable
damage to the catalytic converter.
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Controlling exhaust emission
Design measures, primarily in the fuel
injection system and ignition system zones
in combination with the catalytic converter,
the amount of hazardous substances in the
exhaust emissions, such as carbon
monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (CH) and
nitrogen oxides (NOx), are reduced to a
minimum.
You should therefore avoid
unnecessarily long use of the starter
when starting off, running the tank dry
and starting the engine by pushing or
towing.
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If it illuminates briefly, but does not recur, it
is of no significance.
Lighting of A may indicate water in the
diesel fuel filter 3. Have the fuel filter
checked for water residue 3 212.
If it flashes after the ignition is switched on,
there is a fault in the immobiliser system.
The engine cannot be started 3 27.
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Control indicator Z for exhaust
Illuminates when the ignition is switched on
and during the start attempt. Goes off
shortly after the engine starts running.
Illumination whilst the engine is running
indicates a fault in the emission control
system. The permissible emission limits
may be exceeded. Contact a workshop for
assistance immediately.
Illumination with the engine running
indicates a fault that can cause damage to
the catalytic converter. It is possible to
continue driving without causing damage
by slowing down until the flashing stops
and the control indicator illuminates.
Contact a workshop for assistance
immediately.
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Control indicator A for engine electronics
Illuminates for a few seconds after the
ignition is switched on.
If it illuminates when the engine is running,
there is a fault in engine or transmission
electronics. The electronic system switches
to an emergency running programme. Fuel
consumption may be increased and the
driveability of the vehicle may be impaired.
In some cases the fault can be remedied by
switching the engine off and starting it
again. If the control indicator continues to
illuminate whilst the engine is running,
contact a workshop for assistance in
remedying the cause of the fault.
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Driving and operation
Engine exhaust
Under certain driving conditions, e.g. short
journeys, the system may not clean itself
automatically.
9 Warning
If the filter requires cleaning and previous
driving conditions did not enable
automatic cleaning, control indicator !
flashes. Continue driving, keeping engine
speed above 2000 rpm-1. Shift down if
necessary. Diesel particle filter cleaning is
then initiated.
Engine exhaust gases contain poisonous
carbon monoxide, which is colourless
and odourless and could be fatal if
inhaled.
If exhaust gases penetrate the vehicle,
open windows and contact a workshop
for assistance.
Avoid driving with the tailgate open,
since exhaust gas can enter the interior
of the vehicle.
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Diesel particle filter 3
The diesel particle filter system filters
harmful soot particles out of the exhaust
gases. The system includes a self-cleaning
function that run automatically during
driving. The filter is cleaned by burning off
the soot particles at high temperature. This
process takes place automatically under
set driving conditions and may take up
to 25 minutes. Fuel consumption may be
higher during this period. The emission of
smells and smoke during this process is
normal.
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Maintenance
Have all maintenance work carried out at
the specified intervals. We recommend
that you entrust this work to your Opel
Partner, who has proper equipment and
trained personnel available. Electronic
testing systems permit rapid diagnosis and
remedy of faults. This way you can be
certain that all components of the vehicle’s
electrical, injection and ignition systems
operate correctly, that your vehicle has a
low level of pollutant emission and that the
catalytic converter system will have a long
service life.
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We recommend not stopping driving
during cleaning, and not switching off the
ignition. Cleaning is fastest at high engine
revs and high loads.
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The control indicator ! goes off as soon as
the self-cleaning operation is complete.
You are thereby making an important
contribution towards keeping the air clean
and compliance with emissions legislation.
Checking and adjustment of the fuelinjection and ignition systems is included in
the inspection. For this reason, you should
have all maintenance work carried out at
the intervals specified in your Service and
Warranty Booklet.
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Driving and operation
Drive Control Systems
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®Plus) 3
ESP®Plus improves driving stability when
necessary in any driving situation
regardless of the type of road surface or
tyre grip. It also prevents the drive wheels
from spinning.
As soon as the vehicle starts to swerve
(understeer/oversteer), engine output is
reduced and the wheels are braked
individually. This considerably improves
the driving stability of the vehicle on
slippery road surfaces.
Plus
is ready for operation as soon as
ESP®
the ignition is switched on and control
indicator v goes out.
When ESP®Plus comes into action, v
flashes.
The vehicle is now in a critical situation;
ESP®Plus allows you to keep control of the
vehicle and reminds you to match your
speed to the road conditions.
9 Warning
Do not let this special safety feature
tempt you into taking risks when driving.
ESP®Plus does not negate the laws of
physics.
Adapt speed to the road conditions.
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Control indicator v
The warning light lights up for a few
seconds when ignition is switched on. Once
it goes out, the system is ready for
operation.
Illuminates after interruption of power
supply e.g. after disconnecting battery.
After a power supply interruption the
steering angle sensor must be calibrated to
make the system operational:
Flashing during driving:
This shows the system has come into
action. The engine output may be reduced
(the sound of the engine changes) and the
vehicle may be braked automatically to a
small degree.
z Automatic calibration driving in straight
line at constant slow (20 to 40 km/h)
speed on level, dry road.
z Manual calibration by turning steering
wheel from limit position to limit position.
If the indicator lamp does not go off after
successful calibration, observe notes in
middle column.
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Illuminates while driving:
Fault in the system. Driving can be
continued. Poor road surface conditions
may however still cause vehicle stability to
be impaired.
Have the cause of the fault eliminated.
Self-diagnosis integrated into the system
allows rapid fault identification.
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Driving and operation
Cruise control 3
Cruise control can store and maintain
speeds of approx. 30 to 200 km/h.
Deviation from the stored speed is possible
on uphill or downhill inclines.
For safety reasons the cruise control
cannot be activated until the foot brake
has been operated once.
For manual transmission automated 3,
engage cruise control in automatic mode
only.
9 Warning
When the cruise control is active,
reaction times may be increased due to
the different position of the feet.
The cruise control is operated with the
buttons I, R and O on the turn signal lever.
Do not use the cruise control if it is not
advisable to maintain a constant speed
(e.g. in situations presenting a danger to
yourself and other road users, in heavy
traffic or on winding, slippery or greasy
roads).
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Control indicator m 3
The warning lamp lights up for a few
seconds 3 when the ignition is switched on.
The system is now ready for operation.
When driving, the warning lamp m lights
up as soon as the system is switched on.
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Accelerate
With cruise control activated, hold down
button I or briefly press it repeatedly:
speed is increased continuously or in steps
of 2 km/h.
The current speed is stored and saved after
the I button has been released.
Decelerate
With cruise control active, hold down
button R or briefly press it repeatedly:
speed is reduced continuously or in steps
of 2 km/h.
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To activate
Tap button I: the current speed is stored
and maintained. The accelerator pedal
can be released.
The current speed is stored and saved after
the R button has been released.
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To deactivate
Briefly press the O button: cruise control is
deactivated.
Automatic deactivation:
z vehicle speed below approx. 30 km/h
z the brake pedal is depressed
z the clutch pedal is depressed 3
z move the selector lever on the manual
transmission automated 3 to N
Stored speed
The speed is saved until the ignition is
switched off.
To resume the saved speed, briefly press
the R button at a speed above 30 km/h.
Vehicle speed can be increased by
depressing the accelerator pedal. When
the accelerator pedal is released, the
previously stored speed is resumed.
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Driving and operation
Ultrasonic parking sensors 3
Park pilot makes reverse parking easier by
measuring the distance between the back
of the vehicle and obstacles to the rear. It is
the driver, however, who maintains full
responsibility for parking.
Towing equipment, caravan/trailer towing
If a towing device is subsequently fitted to
the vehicle, the system must be set to the
modified vehicle length by a workshop.
When operating without a trailer, the tow
bar must be removed else the system can
be damaged.
The system records the distance using four
sensors in the rear bumper.
Fitting rear load racks 3
Rear carriers, e. g. bike carriers, could
cause system malfunction.
To activate
The park pilot system activates
automatically when the ignition is switched
on and reverse gear is engaged.
Operational readiness is indicated by a
brief tone.
If the vehicle approaches an obstacle, a
series of acoustic signals sound. The interval
between the signals becomes shorter as the
vehicle gets closer to the obstacle. When the
distance is less than 30 cm, the signal is
continuous.
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9 Warning
Under certain circumstances, various
reflective surfaces on objects or clothing
as well as external noise sources may
cause the system to fail to detect
obstacles.
Fault
On system faults, a permanent tone
sounds at a distance of 1 metre from the
obstacle. Have the cause of the fault
eliminated by a workshop.
In order to avoid operational problems or
erroneous information, the sensors must be
undamaged and free of soiling, snow and
ice.
To deactivate
The system deactivates automatically
when reverse gear is disengaged.
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To ensure that full pedal travel can be
utilised, especially in case of a fault in one
of the brake circuits, there must be no mats
in the vicinity of the pedals 3 136.
When the engine is not running, the
support of the brake servo unit disappears
once the brake pedal has been depressed
once or twice. Braking effect is not
reduced, but braking requires significantly
greater force. This is especially important
to bear in mind when towing.
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Hydraulic brake system
The brake system comprises two
independent brake circuits.
If a brake circuit fails, the vehicle can still be
braked using the other brake circuit.
However, the brake pedal must be
depressed a considerable way before any
braking effect occurs, and much more
force is required. The braking distance is
longer. Contact a workshop for assistance
before continuing to drive.
The brake fluid level should be checked
regularly. If the brake fluid level is too low
and the hand brake is not applied, control
indicator R on the instrument panel
illuminates 3 85.
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Brake system control indicator R
The control indicator illuminates after the
ignition is turned on, when the hand brake
is applied or if the brake or clutch fluid level
is too low. Brake fluid 3 214.
9 Warning
If the control indicator illuminates when
the hand brake is released, stop driving
immediately. Contact a workshop for
assistance.
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Driving and operation
For vehicles with manual transmission
automated 3, the control indicator flashes
for a few seconds when the ignition is
turned off when the hand brake is not
applied.
Self testing
When the engine is started and the vehicle
starts off, the system performs a self-check,
which may be audible.
Fault
Anti-lock brake system (ABS u)
9 Warning
ABS prevents the wheels from locking.
If there is a fault in the ABS, the wheels
may be liable to lock due to braking that
is heavier than normal. The advantages
of ABS are no longer available. During
hard braking, the vehicle can no longer
be steered and may swerve.
ABS starts to regulate brake pressure as
soon as a wheel shows a tendency to lock.
The vehicle remains steerable, even during
hard braking.
ABS control is made apparent though a
pulse in the brake pedal and the noise of
the regulation process.
For optimum braking, keep the brake
pedal fully depressed throughout the
braking process, despite the fact that the
pedal is pulsating. Do not reduce the
pressure on the pedal.
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Control indicator u for ABS
It illuminates for a few seconds when
ignition is switched on. Once the control
indicator goes out, the system is ready for
operation.
Have cause of fault remedied by a
workshop. The system’s integrated self
diagnostics allow faults to be quickly
remedied.
If the control indicator does not go out
after a few seconds, or if it illuminates while
driving, there is a fault in the ABS. The
brake system remains operational without
ABS regulation.
Adaptive brake lamp 3
During full-on braking, all three brake
lamps flash for the duration of ABS control.
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Brake assist
Wheels, tyres
If the brake pedal is operated quickly with
a powerful push, the vehicle is
automatically braked at full braking power
in order to achieve the shortest possible
braking distance when full-on braking
occurs (brake assist).
Suitable tyres and restrictions 3 228.
Maintain steady pressure on the brake
pedal for as long as full-on braking is to
continue. When the brake pedal is
released, the maximum brake force
amplification is taken away.
Hill Start Assist 3 (HSA)
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Hand brake
Always apply hand brake firmly without
pressing the release button, and apply as
firmly as possible on steep slopes.
To release the hand brake pull lever up
slightly, press release button, and lower
lever all the way down.
The system helps pull away on inclines.
After releasing the footbrake, if the hand
brake is not applied the brakes are only
released after 2 seconds. As soon as the
acceleration is sufficient to prevent rolling
back, the brake is released.
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Tyres fitted in the factory are adapted to
the chassis and provide optimum driving
comfort and safety.
Changing tyre/wheel type
If tyres of a different size than those fitted
at the factory are used, it may be
necessary to reprogram the electronic
speedometer and make other vehicle
modifications.
After converting to a different tyre size,
have the adhesive label with tyre pressures
replaced.
9 Warning
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheels may
lead to accidents and render the vehicle
unroadworthy.
To reduce the operating forces of the hand
brake, depress the foot brake at the same
time.
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Driving and operation
Always inflate the spare wheel 3 to the
pressure specified for full load.
Fitting new tyres
Fit tyres in pairs or in sets, which is even
better. Ensure that tyres on one axle are
z the same size
z the same design
z the same make
z and have the same tread pattern
Do not reduce tyre pressure when the tyres
are warm. Otherwise the pressure may
drop below the permissible minimum when
the tyres cool down.
After having checked the tyre pressure,
tighten the valve caps using the valve cap
key.
Fit directional tyres such that they roll in the
direction of travel. The rolling direction is
indicated by a symbol (e.g. an arrow) on
the sidewall.
Tyres fitted opposing the rolling direction
(such as when changing a tyre) should be
refitted as soon as possible. This is the only
way to benefit fully from the design
properties of the tyre.
Pay attention to legal requirements when
disposing of tyres.
Incorrect inflation pressures will impair
safety, vehicle handling, comfort and fuel
economy and will increase tyre wear.
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Tyre pressure
Check tyre pressure, including the spare
wheel, at least every 14 days and prior to
any long journey; the tyres should be
checked when cold. Don’t forget to check
the spare wheel 3.
Remove the valve cap key from the tank
flap and use it to unscrew the valve cap.
Tyre pressure 3 228 and on the adhesive
label 3 on the inside of the tank flap.
The tyre pressure data is for cold tyres. It
applies to both summer and winter tyres.
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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.
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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.
Tread depth
Check tread depth regularly.
Regularly check wheels for damage. Seek
the assistance of a workshop if there is any
damage or unusual wear.
The legally permissible minimum tread
depth (1.6 mm) has been reached when
the tread has worn down as far as one of
the wear indicators (TWI1)). A number of
wear indicators are spaced at equal
intervals around the tyre within the tread.
Their position is indicated by markings on
the tyre sidewall.
For reasons of safety, tyres should be
replaced when their tread depth has worn
down to 2 to 3 mm (winter tyres: 4 mm).
1)
TWI = Tread Wear Indicator.
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Driving and operation
General information
z The risk of aquaplaning is greater if the
tyres are worn.
z Tyres age, even if they are not used or
used infrequently. We recommend tyre
replacement every six years at the latest.
z Never fit used tyres the previous history
and use of which you do not know.
Tyre designations
Meanings:
e.g. 175/70 R 14 88 T
175 =
70 =
R
14
88
=
=
=
T
=
Tyre width in mm
Cross-section ratio (tyre height to
tyre width in %)
Belt type Radial
Rim diameter in inches
Load index e.g. 88 corresponds
to 567 kg
Speed code letter:
Speed code letters:
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If wear in the front is greater than that in
the rear, move the rear wheels to the front
axle and vice versa.
Correct tyre pressure.
Q
S
T
H
V
W
=
=
=
=
=
=
Up to 160 km/h
Up to 180 km/h
Up to 190 km/h
Up to 210 km/h
Up to 240 km/h
Up to 270 km/h
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Driving and operation
Winter tyres 3
Notes on fitting new tyres 3 154.
Restrictions 3 228.
Winter tyres improve driving safety at
temperatures below 7 C.
The design of summer tyres means they
have limited qualities for winter driving.
In accordance with country-specific
regulations, affix the speed sticker 3 in the
driver’s field of view.
If you use the spare wheel when it is fitted
with a summer tyre, the vehicle’s
driveability may be affected, especially on
slippery road surfaces. Obtain a
replacement for the faulty tyre as soon as
possible, and have the wheel balanced
and fitted to the vehicle.
Wheel covers 3
Use of wheel trims and tyres that approved
by Opel for the vehicle in question and
thereby fulfil all requirements for the wheel
and tyre combination.
If the wheel trims and tyres used are not
Opel-approved, the tyres must not have a
beaded edge.
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Wheel trims must not impair brake cooling.
Remove the wheel trims if fitting tyre
chains 3.
9 Warning
Use of unsuitable tyres or wheel trims
could lead to sudden loss of air and
thereby accidents.
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Tyre chains 3
Restrictions and further information 3 228.
Tyre chains are only permitted on the
driven wheels (front axle). They must be
fitted to the tyres symmetrically in order to
achieve a concentric fit.
Always use fine mesh chains that add no
more than 10 mm to the tyre tread and the
inboard sides (including chain lock).
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Driving and operation
Remove the wheel trims if using tyre chains
3 174.
Tyre chains may only be used at speeds up
to 50 km/h. When travelling on roads that
are free of snow, they may only be used for
brief periods.
9 Warning
Damage may lead to tyre blowout.
Tyre chains must not be used on the
temporary spare wheel. If you need to use
tyre chains after suffering a flat front tyre,
fit the temporary spare on the rear axle
and transfer one of the rear wheels to the
front axle.
Roof rack 3
Towing equipment 3
For safety reasons and to avoid roof
damage we recommend using the Opel
roof rack system that is approved for your
vehicle.
Only use towing equipment that has been
approved for your vehicle. Ask a workshop
to retrofit towing equipment. It may be
necessary to make changes that affect the
cooling system, heat shields or other
equipment.
Follow the usage instructions for the roof
rack.
Remove the roof rack when not in use.
Disengage covers concealing roof rack
mounts by pushing sliders in direction of
arrow (e.g. with coin) and remove. To close
roof rack mounts, insert covers at front and
engage sliders at rear.
Mounting dimensions of towing equipment
3 232.
Driving hints 3 135
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Towing equipment with
removable coupling ball bar 3
Caution
The coupling ball bar is to be removed
when not towing.
Stowage of coupling ball bar
The coupling ball bar is located in a bag
with the vehicle tools housed under the
spare wheel - see Fig. above.
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Fitting the coupling ball bar
Fold down the socket. Remove the sealing
plug from the hole for the coupling ball bar
and stow it in the luggage compartment.
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Checking the tensioning of the coupling
ball bar
z Red marking on rotary knob must point
towards white marking on coupling ball
bar.
z The gap between the rotary knob
and the coupling ball bar must be
approx. 4 mm.
z Key in the lock must be at position 1.
Spare wheel 3 3 172.
On vehicles with tyre repair kit 3, the
coupling ball bar is located in the left
stowage compartment beneath the floor
cover in the luggage compartment 3 162,
Fig. 17923 S.
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Driving and operation
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Otherwise, the coupling ball bar must be
tensioned before it is inserted into the
coupling housing:
z Unlock coupling ball bar by turning key
to position 1 3 159, Fig. 12416 T.
z Pull out rotary knob and turn clockwise
as far as it will go, see Fig.
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Inserting the coupling ball bar
Insert the tensioned coupling ball bar in the
housing and push firmly upwards until it
audibly engages.
Lock the coupling ball bar in position by
turning key to position 2 3 159,
Fig. 12416 T. Remove the key and press the
protective flap into place.
The rotary handle snaps back into its home
position resting against the coupling ball
bar (no gap).
When the coupling ball bar is locked the
turn knob can no longer be pulled out.
9 Warning
Do not touch rotary handle during
insertion.
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Check that the coupling ball bar is correctly
installed
z Green marking on rotary knob must
point towards white marking on coupling
ball bar
z There must be no gap between the
rotary handle and the coupling ball bar
z The coupling ball bar must be firmly
engaged in the opening
z The coupling ball bar must be locked
and the key removed
9 Warning
Towing a caravan/trailer is only
permitted with a properly fitted coupling
ball bar. If the coupling ball bar cannot
be correctly fitted, please contact a
workshop for assistance.
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Eye for break-away stopping cable
In the case of trailers/caravans with brakes,
attach breakaway stopping cable to eye.
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Dismounting the coupling ball bar
Open the protective flap and turn the key
to position 1 to unlock the coupling ball bar
3 159, Fig. 12416 T.
Pull out rotary handle and turn clockwise
as far as it will go. Pull out coupling ball bar
downwards.
Insert the sealing plug in the opening for
the coupling ball bar. Close the socket
3 159, Fig. 15271 S.
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Driving and operation
Caravan/trailer towing
Caravan and trailer loads1)
The permissible caravan/trailer loads are
vehicle and engine-dependent maximum
values which must not be exceeded. The
actual caravan/trailer load is the difference
between the actual gross weight of the
caravan/trailer and the actual coupling
socket load with the caravan/trailer
coupled.
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The permissible caravan/trailer loads are
specified in the vehicle documents. In
general, they are valid for gradients up to
maximum 12%
The permitted caravan/trailer load applies
up to the specified incline and up to an
altitude of 1000 metres above sea level.
Since engine power decreases as altitude
increases because of the air becoming
thinner, therefore reducing climbing ability,
the permitted towing weight also
decreases by 10 % for every 1000 metres of
additional altitude. The towing weight
does not have to be reduced when driving
on roads with slight inclines (less than 8 %,
e.g. motorways).
The permissible gross train weight must not
be exceeded. This weight is specified on
the identification plate 3 218.
Stowage of coupling ball bar
Place coupling ball bar in bag and clip onto
the tool kit below the spare wheel 3 159,
Fig. 14195 S.
On vehicles with tyre repair kit 3, the
coupling ball bar is stored in the left
stowage compartment beneath the floor
cover in the luggage compartment - see
Fig. above.
1)
Observe national regulations.
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Driving and operation
Coupling socket load
The coupling socket load is the load
exerted by the trailer/caravan on the
coupling ball. It can be varied by changing
the weight distribution when loading the
trailer/caravan.
The maximum permissible coupling socket
load (55 kg) of the towing vehicle is
specified on the towing equipment
identification plate and in the vehicle
documents. This must always be complied
with, particularly in the case of heavy
caravans/trailers. The coupling socket load
should be no less than 25 kg.
When measuring the coupling socket load,
make sure that the drawbar of the loaded
trailer/caravan is at the same height as it
will be when the trailer/caravan is coupled
with the towing vehicle loaded. Particularly
important for trailers/caravans with
tandem axle.
Rear axle load during towing
With the trailer connected and the towing
vehicle fully loaded including all
occupants, the permitted rear axle load
(specified on the identification plate and
vehicle documents) must be exceeded by
no more than 25 kg and the maximum
permitted gross vehicle weight by no more
than 30 kg. If the maximum permitted rear
axle load is exceeded, a maximum speed
of 100 km/h applies, and 80 km/h for
commercial vehicles.
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Driving characteristics, towing tips
Before attaching the trailer/caravan,
lubricate the ball of the trailer/caravan
towing device. However, do not lubricate
the ball if a stabiliser, which acts on the
coupling ball, is being used to damp
hunting.
Check caravan/trailer lighting before
starting to drive. The fog tail lamps on the
vehicle are deactivated when towing a
caravan or trailer.
Trailers with LED turn signals must have a
provision enables lamp monitoring for
commercial bulbs.
Handling is greatly influenced by the
loading of the trailer/caravan. Loads
should therefore be secured so that they
cannot slip and be placed in the centre of
the trailer/caravan if possible, i.e. above
the axle.
In the case of trailers with low driving
stability, do not exceed a speed of 80 km/h;
the use of a friction-type stabiliser is
strongly recommended.
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Driving and operation
If the trailer/caravan starts to sway, drive
more slowly, do not attempt to correct the
steering and brake sharply if necessary.
Remember that the braking distance for
vehicles towing caravans/trailers with and
without brake is always greater than that
for vehicles not towing a caravan/trailer.
Starting on inclines
For vehicles with manual transmission,
the most favourable engine speed
when starting off on an incline is
between 2500 and 3000 rpm for petrol
engines and between 2000 and 2500 rpm
for diesel engines. Hold engine speed
constant, engage clutch gradually (let slip)
– release hand brake – and open throttle. If
possible, the engine speed should not drop
during this procedure.
When driving downhill, drive in the same
gear as if driving uphill and drive at a
similar speed.
For vehicles with manual transmission
automated 3 in Automatic mode simply
apply full gas.
If it is necessary to apply the brakes fully,
depress the brake pedal as hard as
possible.
Before starting off under extreme
operating conditions, switch off
unnecessary consumers.
Adjust tyre pressure to the value specified
for full load 3 228.
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Self-help, vehicle care
Self-help, vehicle care
Diesel fuel system, bleeding ...............
Bonnet ..................................................
Starting the engine with jump
leads 3.............................................
Towing ..................................................
Warning triangle ¨ 3,
First-aid kit + 3.................................
Jack £ 3 and vehicle tools 3 ............
Spare wheel 3......................................
Changing wheels .................................
Tyre repair kit 3 ...................................
Electrical system ..................................
Fuses and the most important circuits
they protect .......................................
Bulb replacement ................................
Vehicle care..........................................
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165
166
168
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Diesel fuel system, bleeding
If the tank is allowed to run dry, the diesel
fuel system must be bled. Turn over the
ignition three times for 15 seconds at a
time. Then start the engine for a maximum
of 40 seconds1). Repeat this process after
no less than 5 seconds. If the engine fails to
start, seek the assistance of a workshop.
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171
172
174
178
181
Bonnet
182
185
196
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Pull the release lever located on the driver’s
side below the instrument panel and push
it back to its original position.
1)
For technical reasons, only 30 seconds are
possible on engines Y 17 DT and Z 17 DTH
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Self-help, vehicle care
Starting the engine with jump
leads 3
Do not use a rapid charger or push or two
the vehicle to get it started.
A vehicle with a discharged battery can be
started using jump leads and the battery of
another vehicle.
9 Warning
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Pull the safety catch and open the bonnet.
Any dirt or snow on the bonnet can slide
down toward the windscreen when the
bonnet is opened and block the air intake
3 127.
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Secure the bonnet support. Before closing
the bonnet, press the support into the
holder.
Starting the engine with jump leads must
be carried out with the utmost caution.
Any deviation from the following
instruction may lead to injury or damage
due to the explosion of the batteries and
to damage of the electrics in both
vehicles.
Lower the bonnet and allow it to drop into
the catch. Check that the bonnet is
engaged.
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z Use a booster battery with the same
voltage (12 volts). Its capacity (Ah) must
not be much less than that of the
discharged battery.
z Use jump leads with insulated terminals
and a cross section of at least 16 mm2
(25 mm2 for diesel engines).
z Do not disconnect the discharged
battery from the vehicle.
z Switch off all unnecessary electrical
consumers.
z Do not lean over the battery during jump
starting.
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z Never expose the battery to naked
flames or sparks.
z A flat battery can freeze at temperatures
around 0 C. Defrost the battery before
connecting up jump leads.
z Do not allow battery fluid to come into
contact with eyes, skin, fabrics or
painted surfaces. The fluid contains
sulphuric acid which can cause injuries
and damage in the event of direct
contact.
z Wear eye protection and protective
clothing when handling a battery.
z Do not allow the terminals of one lead to
touch those of the other lead.
z The vehicles must not come into contact
with each other during the jump starting
process.
z Apply the handbrake. Gear lever in
neutral.
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Lead connection order:
1. Connect the red lead to the positive
terminal 1 of the booster battery.
2. Connect the other red lead to the
positive terminal 2 of the discharged
battery.
3. Connect the black lead to the negative
terminal 3 of the booster battery.
4. Connect the other end of the black
lead 4 to a vehicle grounding point, such
as the engine block or a screw
connection in the engine suspension.
Connect as far away from the
discharged battery as possible.
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Self-help, vehicle care
Route the leads so that they cannot catch
on rotating parts in the engine
compartment.
To start the engine:
1. Start the engine of the vehicle providing
the jump start.
2. After 5 minutes, start the other engine.
Start attempts should be made at
intervals of 1 minute not last longer
than 15 seconds.
3. Allow both engines to idle for approx.
3 minutes with the leads connected.
4. Switch on electrical consumers (e.g. light,
heated rear window) of the vehicle
receiving the jump start.
5. Reverse above sequence exactly when
removing leads.
Towing
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Towing your own vehicle
Disengage cap at bottom and remove
downwards.
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The towing eye is in the tool kit 3 in the
luggage compartment underneath the
spare wheel 3, see Fig. above, or for
versions with tyre repair kit 3, in the
storage compartment underneath the floor
cover, see Fig. 17918 S.
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Switch on ignition to release steering
column lock and to permit operation of
brake lamps, horn and windscreen wipers.
Gear lever in neutral.
Caution
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can damage
the vehicle.
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Screw in the towing eye anticlockwise as far
as it will go until it stops in a horizontal
position.
When the engine is not running,
considerably more force is needed to brake
and steer.
Attach a tow rope 3 – or better still a tow
rod 3 – to the eye.
To prevent the entry of exhaust fumes from
the towing vehicle, switch on the air
recirculation 3 and close the windows.
The towing eye may only be used for
towing and not for recovery of the vehicle.
Contact a workshop for assistance.
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If the automatic clutch has been manually
disengaged in vehicles with manual
automated transmission 3 towing is not
permitted 3 134. In this case, contact a
workshop for assistance immediately.
After towing, unscrew towing eye by
rotating clockwise and insert and close the
cap.
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Towing another vehicle
Attach a tow rope 3 – or better still a tow
rod 3 – to the rear towing eye on the right
side of the vehicle underbody, but never to
the rear axle.
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On some versions, the towing eye is located
behind a cover.
Slacken the screw a quarter turn with a
screwdriver (see Fig.) and remove the
cover.
The towing eye may only be used for
towing and not for recovery of the vehicle.
Caution
Drive slowly. Do not drive jerkily.
Excessive tractive force can damage the
vehicle.
After towing, fit cover 3 and secure with
bolt.
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Warning triangle ¨ 3,
First-aid kit + 3
The warning triangle and first aid cushion
are strapped with a rubber band in the
compartment on the left of the luggage
compartment beneath the floor covering.
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To open, remove the luggage
compartment cover 3 3 55, lift the floor
using the handle and raise toward the
front.
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Jack £ 3 and vehicle tools 3
Vehicles with spare wheel 3
The jack and vehicle tools are stowed in a
bag underneath the spare wheel in the
luggage compartment.
The jack 3 and the vehicle tools 3 have
been specially developed for your vehicle
and must only be used on that vehicle.
Only use jack for changing wheels.
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Placing wide wheels in the spare wheel
well
The spare wheel well is not designed for all
sizes of permitted tyres. If a wider wheel is
stowed in the spare wheel well after
changing wheels, the floor cover can rest
on the protruding wheel.
This must be taken into account when
loading the luggage compartment.
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Vehicles with tyre repair kit 3
The jack and tyre repair kit are located in
the storage compartment below the floor
covering in the luggage compartment.
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Spare wheel 3
Some vehicles are equipped with a tyre
repair kit instead of a spare wheel 3 178.
Storing the spare wheel in the luggage
compartment
The spare wheel is in the luggage
compartment below the floor cover. It is
mounted via a wing nut in a well in the
vehicle floor.
To access the spare wheel, remove the
luggage compartment cover 3 3 55, lift
the floor cover using the handle and raise
toward the front. Fold the spare wheel
cover up toward the front.
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General information
Depending on version, the spare wheel
may be in the form of a temporary spare
wheel 3. Refer to the notes on this page
and 3 157, 3 228.
On vehicles with alloy wheels 3 the spare
wheel may have a steel rim.
Use of a spare wheel together with winter
tyres could alter driving conditions. Have
the defective tyre replaced as soon as
possible.
Use of a spare wheel that is smaller than
the other wheels could alter driving
conditions. In many countries, it is only
permitted as a temporary spare wheel.
Have the defective tyre replaced as soon
as possible.
Notes on temporary spare wheel 3
z The use of the temporary spare wheel
may affect the handling of the vehicle,
particularly if winter tyres are being
used 3. The Electronic Stability Program
ESP®Plus 3 may switch itself off. Replace
defective tyre as soon as possible,
balance wheel and fit to vehicle.
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Notes on directional tyres 3
Fit directional tyres such that they roll in the
direction of travel. The rolling direction is
indicated by a symbol (e.g. an arrow) on
the sidewall.
The following applies to tyres fitted
opposing the rolling direction:
z Do not drive faster than 80 km/h.
z Driving conditions may be altered. Have
the defective tyre replaced as soon as
possible.
z Take curves slowly.
z Do not drive faster than 80 km/h.
z Do not use the temporary spare wheel
for a lengthy period.
z Be especially careful when driving in rain
and snow.
z Replace temporary spare wheel with full
specification wheel without delay.
Further information on directional tyres
3 154.
z Fit only one temporary spare wheel.
z Tyre chains are not permitted on the
temporary spare wheel. If tyre chains
have to be used after a front wheel
puncture, fit temporary spare wheel to
the rear axle and fit a rear wheel to the
front axle. Check tyre pressure and
correct if necessary 3 228.
z Observe notes on temporary spare
wheel on 3 157, 3 228.
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Changing wheels
There may be a tyre repair kit instead of a
spare wheel 3 178.
Make the following preparations and
observe the following information:
z Park the vehicle on a level, firm and nonskid surface. The front wheels must be in
the straight-ahead position.
z Switch on the hazard warning flashers,
apply the hand brake, engage first gear
or reverse.
z If the ground on which the vehicle is
standing is soft, a solid board (max. 1 cm
thick) should be placed under the jack 3.
z No people or animals may be in the
vehicle when it is jacked up.
z Block the wheel diagonally opposite the
wheel to be changed by placing wedge
blocks or equivalent in front and behind
the wheel.
z Do not start the vehicle when it is raised
on the jack.
z Never crawl under a jacked-up vehicle.
z Before screwing in the wheel bolts, clean
them and lightly coat the taper of each
wheel bolt with commercially available
grease.
z Erect warning triangle as specified.
Warning triangle 3 171.
z Remove the spare wheel 3 172.
z Never change more than one wheel at
once.
z Use the jack 3 only to change wheels.
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1. Pull off the wheel trim with the hook 3.
Vehicle tools 3 171.
For wheel trims with visible wheel bolts 3:
The trim can remain on the wheel. Do not
remove the retaining washers 3 on the
wheel bolts.
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Alloy wheels 3: Prise off the hub cap by
inserting a screwdriver 3 in the recess at
the side of the hub cap. Protect the rim
by placing a soft cloth between the
screwdriver and the alloy wheel.
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Alloy wheels with anti-theft protection 3:
unscrew hubcaps using the wheel nut
socket and remove. Vehicle tools 3 171.
Remove wheel bolt caps 3 from wheel
bolts.
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2. Push the wheel bolt wrench 3 on as far
as possible and slacken the wheel bolts
half a turn.
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3. The jacking points are marked.
On Meriva OPC and OPC Line and
vehicles with sill trims, the jack 3 cannot
be used. It could damage the vehicle.
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4. Set the jack 3 to the required height by
turning the lug by hand. Fit the jack arm
at the front – or rear – so that the jack
claw (arrow in Fig.) grasps the vertical
ridge and engages in the recess in the
ridge. Ensure that the claw is properly
positioned.
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10. Before refitting the wheel trim, clean the
wheel around the retaining clips. Valve
symbol 3 on back of wheel trim must
point towards valve on wheel.
Align and refit wheel trim or wheel bolt
caps 3.
Alloy wheels 3: put hub cap on and
engage, inserting pin on rear of hub
cap into relevant hole in wheel.
Alloy wheels with anti-theft lock 3: Put
hub cap on. Insert and tighten antitheft lock 3.
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The edge of the jack base must be
planted firmly and vertically in line with
the contact point.
Raise vehicle by turning crank handle.
If this is not the case, carefully lower the
vehicle immediately and reposition the
jack.
5. Unscrew the wheel bolts.
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If the wheel bolts have retaining
washers 3, they must not be removed.
6. Change wheel. Notes on spare wheel
3 172. Notes on temporary spare wheel
3 173.
7. Screw in the wheel bolts. Push the wheel
bolt wrench 3 on as far as possible and
tighten the wheel bolts slightly.
11. Stow removed wheel, tool kit and
warning triangle in the luggage
compartment 3 171.
12. Check the tyre pressure of the newly
mounted wheel.
13. Have the wheel bolt tightening
torque (110 Nm) checked.
14. Replace the faulty tyre on the wheel
that was removed.
8. Lower vehicle.
9. Push the wheel bolt wrench 3 on as far
as possible and tighten crosswise.
Tightening torque is 110 Nm.
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Tyre repair kit 3
Minor damage to the tyre tread or sidewall
can be repaired with the tyre repair kit.
Do not remove the foreign body from the
tyre.
Tyre damage exceeding 4 mm or that is on
the rim cannot be repaired with the tyre
repair kit.
9 Warning
Do not drive faster than 80 km/h.
Do not use the temporary spare wheel
for a lengthy period.
Steering and handling may be affected.
Important 3 181.
In the event of a flat tyre:
z Switch on the hazard warning flashers,
apply the hand brake, engage first gear
or reverse.
z Erect warning triangle as specified.
Warning triangle 3 171.
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The tyre repair kit is in the stowage
compartment beneath the floor cover in
the luggage compartment.
1. Remove bag containing tyre repair kit
from compartment. Carefully remove
parts from bag.
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3. Remove the electrical connection cable
and air hose from the stowage
compartments on the underside of the
compressor.
2. Remove the compressor.
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4. Screw the compressor air hose to the
connection on the sealant bottle.
5. Fit the sealant bottle in the retainer on
the compressor.
Set the compressor near the tyre in such
a way that the sealant bottle is upright.
6. Remove the valve cap from the defective
tyre.
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7. Screw the filler hose to the tyre valve.
10. Switch on ignition.
8. The switch on the compressor must be
set to §.
11. Set the rocker switch on the compressor
to I. The tyre is filled with sealant.
9. Plug the compressor connector into the
accessory socket or the cigarette lighter
socket. For accessory sockets 3 78.
12. While the sealant bottle drains
(approx. 30 seconds) the pressure
indicator on the compressor briefly
points to 6 bar. Pressure then sinks
again.
13. All of the sealant is pumped into the
tyre. Afterwards, the tyre is filled with
air.
14. The prescribed tyre pressure should be
reached within 10 minutes. Tyre
pressure 3 228. Switch off the
compressor when the correct pressure is
obtained.
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15. Detach the tyre repair kit. Screw the
filler hose to the free connection on the
sealant bottle. This prevents sealant
leakage. Stow the tyre repair kit in the
luggage compartment.
16. Wipe away any sealant spill with a
cloth.
17. Fold away warning triangle, store in
luggage compartment 3 171.
18. Stick the label indicating maximum
permitted speed somewhere in the
driver’s field of view.
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If the prescribed tyre pressure is not
obtained within 10 minutes, remove the
tyre repair kit. Move the vehicle one tyre
rotation. Reattach the tyre repair kit
and continue the filling procedure
for 10 minutes. If the prescribed tyre
pressure is still not obtained, the tyre is
too badly damaged. Seek the
assistance of a workshop.
Drain excess tyre pressure with the
button over the pressure indicator.
19. Continue driving immediately to allow
the sealant to distribute evenly
throughout the tyre. Stop after
approx. 10 km (no more than 10
minutes) and check tyre pressure. Screw
the compressor air hose directly onto
the tyre valve (see Fig. 15798 T).
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If tyre pressure is more than 1.3 bar,
adjust to the prescribed value. Repeat
the procedure until there is no more
pressure loss.
If the tyre pressure has dropped
below 1.3 bar, the vehicle must not be
used. Contact a workshop for
assistance.
20. Stow tyre repair kit in luggage
compartment 3 178.
Do not operate the compressor for
more than 10 minutes, see "Important"
3 181.
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Important
The driving comfort of the repaired tyre is
severely affected, therefore have this tyre
replaced.
If the compressor makes abnormal noises
or heats up greatly, switch it off for at
least 30 minutes.
The integrated safety valve opens at a
pressure of 7 bar.
Protect the compressor from moisture and
rain.
The sealant can only be stored for approx.
4 years. After this time, the sealing
properties can no longer be guaranteed.
Heed the expiration date on the sealant
bottle.
Replace the used sealant bottle. Dispose of
the bottle as prescribed by applicable
laws.
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Electrical system
Fuses
Data on the replacement fuse must match
the data on the defective fuse.
In the vehicle there are two fuse boxes: in
the vehicle interior to the left of the
instrument panel, and in the engine bay to
the left in front of the windscreen.
The compressor and sealant can be used
from approx. -30 C.
The adapter on the bottom of the
compressor can be used to pump up other
items such as balls, air beds, inflatable
dinghies and so on. Unscrew the air hose
and pull the adapter out.
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Keep spare fuses in the fuse box lid (shown
in yellow in the Fig.). Open lid 3 182.
Slot fuse-gripping tool onto fuse and
withdraw it.
Fuses and the most important
circuits they protect
Before replacing a fuse, turn off the
respective switch and the ignition.
Some functions are protected by several
fuses.
A blown fuse can be recognised by its
melted wire. Do not replace the fuse until
the cause of the fault has been remedied.
There may be fuses inserted with no
function.
Fuse box in passenger compartment
Disengage fuse box cover at bottom and
remove.
To help in replacing fuses, there is a special
fuse-gripping tool in the fuse box 3.
Always use fuses with the correct current
value. This is shown on each fuse, and is
also indicated by the fuse colour and the
plug-in location in the fuse box.
Different versions of fuses are used.
No.
1
2
3
Circuit
Central control unit
Immobiliser, hazard warning
lamps, exterior lighting
Headlamp washer system
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No.
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Circuit
Infotainment system, diesel engine
–
–
Starter, diesel engine: engine
controller
Horn
Fuel injection system, fuel pump,
stationary heater
Turn signal lamps
Infotainment system, Information
display, Infotainment system
Heated rear window, exterior
mirrors
Central locking, anti-theft alarm
system
Engine control
Petrol engine:
Diesel engine:
Engine control unit,
Z 17 DTH engine
Accessory socket, cigarette lighter
No.
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
Circuit
–
Adaptive Forward Lighting
Central locking system
Interior lighting, reading lamp
Windscreen washer system
Rear electric window
Tilt/slide sun roof, skylight roof
Anti-theft alarm system
Rear window wiper
Ignition system, engine electronics
Engine control, airbag, ESP®Plus
Air conditioning system
Front left electric window
–
Engine control,
Z 17 DTH engine
Front right electric window
No.
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
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Circuit
Central control module,
immobiliser, control indicators
Windscreen wipers
Interior lighting, interior mirror,
information display
Brake light, ABS, ESP®Plus
Cigarette lighter, auxiliary heater
Seat heater (left)
Seat heater (right)
Adaptive Forward Lighting,
automatic headlamp range
adjustment
Reversing lamps
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No.
42
43
44
45
46
47
Circuit
Engine cooling, lighting
Left parking lamp
Right parking lamp
Fog tail lamp
Fog lamps
Towing equipment, accessory
socket
Diesel filter heater
–
Diesel filter heater
48
49
50
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No.
51
52
53
54
55
56
Picture no:
Circuit
Left dipped beam:
Xenon headlamp
Halogen headlamp
Right dipped beam:
Xenon headlamp
Halogen headlamp
Sun roof, electric windows, radio
Main beam (left)
Main beam (right)
–
Picture no: 14213s.tif
Fuse box in engine compartment
The fuse box is at the front left of the
engine compartment.
9 Warning
Turn off engine before opening fuse
box, risk of injury.
Disengage cover of fuse box from lug and
lift off.
Some circuits may be protected by several
fuses.
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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 your bare hands.
Replace the bulb, checking that the data
on the base matches that of the defective
bulb.
To replace a bulb, pull off the relay box on
the left side. On the right side, pull off the
air hose to the air filter.
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The following fuses are Maxi fuses.
Halogen headlamp system
No.
1
2
3
4
Headlamp system has separate bulbs for
dipped beam 1 (bottom bulbs) and main
beam 2 (top bulbs).
5
6
7
8
Circuit
Interior fan
Power steering
ABS
Easytronic diesel preheating
system
Heated rear window
Engine cooling
Starter
Engine cooling
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Dipped beam
3. Press the bulb down in the holder.
5. Detach plug connector from bulb base.
1. Open bonnet and engage support.
4. Remove bulb with connector from
reflector housing.
6. Attach connector to new bulb.
2. Rotate the cap anticlockwise and
remove.
7. Insert the bulb with connector so that
the lug engages in the recess in the
reflector.
8. Place headlamp protective cover in
position and close.
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Main beam
3. Detach plug connector from bulb.
5. Remove bulb from reflector housing.
1. Open bonnet and engage support.
4. Disengage spring wire clip from
retaining lugs by moving it forwards
and swivel it aside.
6. When fitting the new bulb, insert lugs in
the reflector recesses.
2. Rotate the cap anticlockwise and
remove.
7. Engage spring wire clip, plug connector
onto bulb.
8. Place headlamp protective cover in
position and close.
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Halogen headlamp system 3,
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
Halogen headlamp system for dipped and
main beam in combination with curve
lighting and cornering light.
9 Warning
The xenon headlamps work with very
high electrical voltage. Do not touch.
Have bulbs changed by a workshop.
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Xenon headlamp system
Main beam
Headlamp system has separate bulbs for
dipped beam 1 (bottom bulbs) and main
beam 2 (top bulbs).
1. Open bonnet and engage support.
2. Remove headlamp protective cover.
Dipped beam
9 Warning
The xenon headlamps work with very
high electrical voltage. Do not touch.
Have bulbs changed by a workshop.
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3. Detach plug connector from bulb.
5. Remove bulb from reflector housing.
Parking lamps
4. Disengage spring wire clip from
retaining lug and swivel upward.
6. When fitting the new bulb, insert lugs in
the reflector recesses.
1. Open bonnet and engage support.
7. Engage spring wire clip, plug connector
onto bulb.
8. Place headlamp protective cover in
position and close.
2. Rotate the main beam headlamp cap
anticlockwise and remove.
On vehicles with Xenon headlamps 3,
remove headlamp cover cap 3 188,
Fig. 14219 S.
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Picture no: 16092s.tif
3. Push side lugs of parking lamp holder
together and remove holder from
reflector.
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4. Remove bulb from holder.
Front indicator lamps
5. Insert new bulb.
1. Open bonnet and engage support.
6. Insert bulb socket in reflector.
2. Rotate left turn signal lamp bulb carrier
and disengage.
7. Place headlamp protective cover in
position and close.
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7. Rotate bulb carrier to right as far as it
will go.
Side turn signal lamps
Have bulb replacement carried out by a
workshop.
Fog lamps 3
Have bulb replacement carried out by a
workshop.
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3. Remove bulb mounting from reflector.
Tail lamps
4. Detach bulb from bulb mounting.
1. Unscrew the four screws from the bulb
housing using a screwdriver 3.
5. Insert new bulb in bulb holder.
6. Insert new bulb so that the two lugs on
the bulb mounting engage in the
recesses in the reflector.
2. Pull lamp housing, reflector and tail fog
lamp out of retainers to rear.
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Picture no: 17954S.tif
3. Disengage the plug of the main bulb
mounting by pressing (arrow in Fig.) and
pull from bulb mounting.
4. Disengage lug of fog tail lamp plug 3
(arrow in Fig.) and remove.
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5. Slacken both screws on the back of the
main bulb mounting. Press the catches
of the bulb mounting together and
remove the bulb mounting.
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Bulbs in main bulb carrier:
1
2
3
4
=
=
=
=
Turn signal lamp
Brake lamp bulb
Tail lamp
Reversing light
Remove bulb from holder.
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Fog tail lamp bulb: Rotate bulb
mounting anticlockwise and disengage.
Remove bulb from holder.
6. Fit new bulbs. Click bulb mounting into
housing.
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Number plate lamp
1. Insert screwdriver 3 vertically on righthand side of bulb housing, exert pressure
towards the right and disengage spring.
Remove the bulb housing downwards.
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2. Rotate bulb holder to left and
disengage.
7. Connect both plugs. Insert bulb housing
with retaining pins in body and fasten
with screws.
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5. Engage bulb holder by rotating right in
lamp housing. Insert lamp housing and
engage.
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3. Remove bulb from holder.
Courtesy lamps
4. Insert new bulb.
Front courtesy lamp, reading lamps 3
1. Unclip the scatter disc on the housing at
the point shown.
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Rear courtesy lamp, rear reading lamps 3
Have bulb replacement carried out by a
workshop.
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2. Remove bulb from holder.
3. Insert new bulb.
4. Mount lens and engage in position.
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Glove compartment lamp 3, luggage
compartment lamp
1. Prise the lamp out with a screwdriver 3
and remove.
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Vehicle care
When caring for your vehicle, observe all
national environmental regulations,
particularly when washing it.
Regular, thorough care helps to improve
the appearance of your vehicle and
maintain its value over the years. It is also
prerequisite for warranty claims for any
paint or corrosion damage. The following
pages contain tips for vehicle care which, if
used properly, will help combat the
unavoidable damaging effects of the
environment.
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2. Press bulb slightly towards spring clip
and remove.
3. Insert new bulb.
4. Insert lamp in opening and engage in
position.
Instrument illumination, Information
display illumination 3
Have bulb replacement carried out by a
workshop.
Washing
The paintwork of your vehicle is exposed to
environmental influences. Wash and wax
your vehicle regularly. When using
automatic car washes, select a programme
that includes waxing.
Bird droppings, dead insects, resin, pollen
and the like should be cleaned off
immediately, as they contain aggressive
constituents which can cause paint
damage.
If using a car wash, comply with the car
wash operator’s instructions. The
windscreen wipers and rear window wiper
must be switched off. Remove antenna 3
and roof rack 3. Stand on the door sill to
reach them more easily.
If you wash your vehicle by hand, make
sure that the insides of the wings are also
thoroughly rinsed out.
Clean edges and folds on opened doors
and flaps as well as the areas they cover.
Thoroughly rinse off and leather-off the
vehicle. Rinse leather frequently. Use
separate leathers for paint and window
surfaces: remnants of wax on the windows
will impair vision.
Do not use hard objects to remove spots of
tar. Use tar removal spray on painted
surfaces.
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Polishing and waxing
Wax the vehicle regularly (by the time the
water no longer beads at the latest).
Otherwise, the paintwork will dry out.
Polishing is necessary only if the paint has
become dull or if solid deposits have
become attached to it.
Paintwork polish with silicone forms a
protective film, making waxing
unnecessary.
Plastic body parts should not be treated
with wax and polish.
Wheels and tyres
Do not use high-pressure jet cleaners.
Clean wheels with a pH-neutral wheel
cleaner.
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Exterior lights
Headlamp and other lamp covers are
made of plastic. Do not use any caustic
agents, do not use an ice scraper, and do
not clean them when dry.
The instrument panel should only be
cleaned using a soft damp cloth.
Plastic and rubber parts
Plastic and rubber parts can be cleaned
with the same cleaner as used to clean the
body. Use interior cleaner if necessary. Do
not use any other agent. Avoid solvents
and petrol in particular. Do not use highpressure jet cleaners.
Clean seat belts with lukewarm water or
interior cleaner.
Interior and upholstery
Only clean the vehicle interior, including
the instrument panel fascia and panelling,
with a dry cloth or interior cleaner.
Clean fabric upholstery with a vacuum
cleaner and brush. Remove stains with an
upholstery cleaner.
Caution
Close Velcro fasteners as open Velcro
fasteners on clothing could damage
seat upholstery.
Wheels are painted and can be treated
with the same agents as the body.
Paintwork damage
Rectify minor paintwork damage with a
touch-up pen before rust forms. Have more
extensive damage or rust areas repaired
by a workshop.
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Self-help, vehicle care
Windows and windscreen wiper blades
Use a soft lint-free cloth or chamois leather
together with window cleaner and insect
remover.
When cleaning the rear window, make sure
the heating element inside the window is
not damaged.
For mechanical removal of ice, use a sharpedged ice scraper. Press the scraper firmly
against the glass so that no dirt can get
under it and scratch the glass.
Clean smearing wiper blades with a soft
cloth and window cleaner.
Locks
The locks are lubricated with a high-quality
locking cylinder grease in the factory. Only
use de-icer in urgent cases, since it has a
de-greasing effect and affects the
operation of the locks. Have the locks regreased in a workshop after using de-icer.
Engine compartment
Look after areas in the engine
compartment that are painted in the same
colour as the vehicle like any other
paintwork.
It is advisable to wash the engine
compartment before and after winter and
preserve it with wax. Cover alternator and
brake fluid reservoir with plastic sheets
before washing the engine.
When washing the engine with a steam-jet
cleaner, do not direct the steam jet at
components of the Anti-lock Braking
System 3, the automatic air conditioning
system 3 or the belt drive and its
components.
Underbody
Some areas of the vehicle underbody have
a PVC undercoating while other critical
areas have a durable protective wax
coating.
After the underbody is washed, check the
underbody and have more protective wax
applied if necessary.
Bitumen/rubber materials could damage
the PVC coating. Have underbody work
carried out by a workshop.
Before and after winter, wash the
underbody and have the protective wax
coating checked.
Towing equipment
Do not clean the coupling ball bar with a
steam-jet or high-pressure jet cleaner.
After an engine wash, have all engine room
components preserved thoroughly by a
workshop using protective wax.
Do not use high-pressure jet cleaners.
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Service and maintenance
Service and
maintenance
Scheduled maintenance
Service schedule
These service intervals apply only under
normal driving conditions. If conditions are
more arduous 3 206
The service schedule applies in the
following countries: Andorra, Austria,
Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Great Britain, Greece,
Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,
Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland.
Service interval display 3 208.
Scheduled maintenance .....................
Service schedule ..................................
Additional service work.......................
Recommended fluids and lubricants ..
Inspection system ................................
Genuine Opel Parts and Accessories ..
Performing work ..................................
Engine oil ..............................................
Diesel fuel filter ....................................
Coolant .................................................
Brakes ...................................................
Brake fluid ............................................
Windscreen wiper replacement ..........
Windscreen and headlamp washer
systems 3...........................................
Battery ..................................................
Protecting electronic components .....
Laying the vehicle up for a long
period of time ....................................
Putting the vehicle back into service...
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199
206
206
208
209
209
210
212
212
213
214
215
215
216
216
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European service intervals
Every 30 000 km or annually, whichever
occurs first.
International service intervals
Every 15 000 km or annually, whichever
occurs first.
Validation
Service is validated using the spaces
provided in the Service and Warranty
Booklet. The date of service and kilometre
reading are added, stamped and signed
by the service workshop.
The international service schedule applies
in all other countries.
Ensure that the Service and Warranty
Booklet is filled in correctly - an
uninterrupted service history is important
when making guarantee or goodwill
claims, and is also an advantage when
selling the vehicle on.
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Service and maintenance
Service schedule Europe
Service work
after year1)
km (x1000)1)
Carry out a visual check of all warning lamps, lighting and signalling devices,
check steering and ignition locks
Remote control: replace batteries (check spare key)
1
30
x
Check windscreen wipers, windscreen washer and headlamp washer systems, adjust if
necessary.
Check coolant and antifreeze (bright orange) levels2), adjust if necessary, note
antifreeze temperature in Service and Warranty Booklet (validation fields).
Check water-carrying hoses for leaks and make sure that they are secure.
x
x
x
x
Check break fluid level2), top up if necessary.
x
2
60
x
3
90
x
4
120
x
5
150
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
every 2 years
x
x
Check that the battery terminals and lugs are secure
x
x
x
x
x
Vehicle system check using TECH 2
x
x
x
x
x
Replace pollen filter or active charcoal filter
⊕o If the air is particularly polluted, full of dust or sand or pollen, if the air conditioning
system smells
Replace air cleaner element
⊕ Replace spark plugs
Make a visual check of the ribbed belt
x
x
Discussion between customer / Opel Partner
every 4 years/60 000 km
every 4 years/60 000 km
x
x
⊕ Replace ribbed belt
every 10 years/150 000 km
⊕ Check valve clearance, adjust if necessary
every 10 years/150 000 km
Z 13 DT, Z 13 DTJ, Z 17 DTH, Z 17 DT, Z 17 DTR.
Z 16 LET, Z 16 XEP, Z 17 DTH, Z 17 DT, Z 17 DTR
1)
2)
Depending on what occurs first.
If the loss is too great or there are leaks, carry out remedial work in agreement with the customer.
⊕ additional work.
o The intervals are shorter where driving conditions are more arduous or country-specific.
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Service work
after year1)
km (x 1000)1)
1
30
2
60
3
90
4
120
201
5
150
⊕ Replace timing belt and tension pulley
Z 18 XE
every 6 years/90 000 km
Z 17 DTH
every 10 years/90 000 km
Z 16 LET, Z 16 XEP, Z 17 DTR, Z 17 DTR
Change engine oil and replace filter
⊕o Drain water from fuel filter, diesel (if the air humidity is high or the fuel of lower quality)
every 10 years/150 000 km
x
x
Replace fuel filter and drain water, diesel (grade EN 590)
Z 13 DTJ, Z 17 DTH
Replace fuel filter, petrol (grade EN 228), outer Z 16 LET
Check handbrake, adjust if necessary (unladen wheels); carry out a visual check of
wheel suspension and suspension front and rear, brake lines, brake pressure hose, fuel
lines and exhaust system
Check external bodywork / underseal, note any damage in the Service and Warranty
Booklet.
⊕o Carry out a visual check on the front and rear wheel brakes2)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
every 4 years/60 000 km
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Annual service check if the annual distance travelled is greater than 20 000 km.
Carry out a visual check of the engine, transmission (AT, MT), check air conditioning
compressor for leaks2)
x
x
x
x
x
1)
2)
Depending on what occurs first.
If the loss is too great or there are leaks, carry out remedial work in agreement with the customer.
⊕ additional work.
o The intervals are shorter where driving conditions are more arduous or country-specific.
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Service work
after year1)
km (x1000)1)
1
30
⊕o Remove brake drum, clean, carry out visual check
2
3
4
60
90
120
every 4 years/60 000 km
5
150
Visually inspect steering system boots, track rods, final drive
x
x
x
x
x
Check track rod end and supporting ball joint
x
x
x
x
x
⊕ Change brake and clutch fluids (manual transmission automated)
every 2 years
Loosen wheel mountings and tighten to 110 Nm
Grease or apply oil to bolt taper when fitting.
Check tyre condition and pressure (including spare wheel), correct if necessary.
x
x
If there is a tyre inflation system, check that the set is complete and the use-by date is
still valid. Replace sealant bottle every four years.
⊕ Annual service check if the annual distance travelled is greater than 20 000 km.
Visually check the first aid kit (that it is where it should be, that it is undamaged and that
the use by date is still valid), lashing eyes and warning triangle
Check headlamp settings (including auxiliary headlamps), adjust if necessary
every 2 years
x
x
Lubricate door hinges, check arms, cylinder lock, door latch, bonnet catch, rear panel
x
x
hinge
Test run, final check (check steering and ignition lock, instrument and warning lamps,
x
x
x
x
x
entire brake system, steering, air conditioning system, engine, bodywork and chassis,
reset service/interval display with TECH 2.
⊕ Germany only: carry out emissions check, main inspection
First time after three years, then every 2 years
If used commercially to transport passengers, taxis, ambulances, hire cars etc
annually
1)
Depending on what occurs first.
⊕ additional work.
o The intervals are shorter where driving conditions are more arduous or country-specific.
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International service schedule
Service work
after year1)
km (x 1000)1)
Carry out a visual check of all warning lamps, lighting and signalling devices,
check steering and ignition locks
Remote control: replace batteries (check spare key)
1
15
x
Check windscreen wipers, windscreen washer and headlamp washer systems, adjust if
necessary.
Check coolant and antifreeze (bright orange) levels2), adjust if necessary, note
antifreeze temperature in Service and Warranty Booklet (validation fields).
Check water-carrying hoses for leaks and make sure that they are secure.
x
x
x
x
Check break fluid level2), top up if necessary.
x
2
30
x
3
45
x
203
4
60
x
5
75
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
every 2 years
x
x
Check that the battery terminals and lugs are secure
x
x
x
x
x
Vehicle system check using TECH 2
x
x
x
x
x
Replace pollen filter or active charcoal filter
⊕o If the air is particularly polluted, full of dust or sand or pollen, if the air conditioning
system smells
Replace air cleaner element
⊕ Replace spark plugs
Make a visual check of the ribbed belt
x
x
Discussion between customer / Opel Partner
every 4 years/60 000 km
every 4 years/60 000 km
x
x
⊕ Replace ribbed belt
every 10 years/150 000 km
⊕ Check valve clearance, adjust if necessary
every 10 years/150 000 km
Z 13 DT, Z 13 DTJ, Z 17 DTH, Z 17 DT, Z 17 DTR.
Z16 LET, Z 16 XEP, Z 17 DTH, Z 17 DT, Z 17 DTR
1)
2)
Depending on what occurs first.
If the loss is too great or there are leaks, carry out remedial work in agreement with the customer.
⊕ additional work.
o The intervals are shorter where driving conditions are more arduous or country-specific.
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Service work
after year1)
km (x 1000)1)
1
15
2
30
3
45
4
60
5
75
⊕ Replace timing belt and tension pulley
Z 18 XE
every 6 years/90 000 km
Z 17 DTH
every 10 years/90 000 km
Z 16 LET, Z 16 XEP, Z 17 DTR, Z 17 DTR
Change engine oil and replace filter
⊕o Drain water from fuel filter, diesel (if the air humidity is high or the fuel of lower quality)
every 10 years/150 000 km
x
x
Replace fuel filter and drain water, diesel (grade EN 590)
Z 13 DTJ, Z 17 DTH
Replace fuel filter, petrol (grade EN228), outer Z 16 LET
Check handbrake, adjust if necessary (unladen wheels); carry out a visual check of
wheel suspension and suspension front and rear, brake lines, brake pressure hose, fuel
lines and exhaust system
Check external bodywork / underseal, note any damage in the Service and Warranty
Booklet.
⊕o Carry out a visual check on the front and rear wheel brakes2)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
every 4 years/60 000 km
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Annual service check if the annual distance travelled is greater than 20 000 km.
Carry out a visual check of the engine, transmission (AT, MT), check air conditioning
compressor for leaks2)
x
x
x
x
x
1)
2)
Depending on what occurs first.
If the loss is too great or there are leaks, carry out remedial work in agreement with the customer.
⊕ additional work.
o The intervals are shorter where driving conditions are more arduous or country-specific.
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Service work
after year1)
km (x 1000)1)
1
15
⊕o Remove brake drum, clean, carry out visual check
2
3
4
30
45
60
every 4 years/60 000 km
205
5
75
Visually inspect steering system boots, track rods, final drive
x
x
x
x
x
Check track rod end and supporting ball joint
x
x
x
x
x
⊕ Change brake and clutch fluids (manual transmission automated)
every 2 years
Loosen wheel mountings and tighten to 110 Nm
Grease or apply oil to bolt taper when fitting.
x
Check tyre condition and pressure (including spare wheel), correct if necessary.
x
If there is a tyre inflation system, check that the set is complete and the use-by date is
still valid. Replace sealant bottle every four years.
⊕ Annual service check if the annual distance travelled is greater than 20 000 km.
Visually check the first aid kit (that it is where it should be, that it is undamaged and that
the use by date is still valid), lashing eyes and warning triangle
Check headlamp settings (including auxiliary headlamps), adjust if necessary
Lubricate door hinges, check arms, cylinder lock, door latch, bonnet catch, rear panel
hinge
Test run, final check (check steering and ignition lock, instrument and warning lamps,
entire brake system, steering, air conditioning system, engine, bodywork and chassis,
reset service/interval display with TECH 2.
every 2 years
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
1)
Depending on what occurs first.
⊕ additional work.
o The intervals are shorter where driving conditions are more arduous or country-specific.
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Service and maintenance
Additional service work
Additional work ⊕
Additional work is not always necessary at
each service, but can be carried out at the
same time as a regular service.
The cost of this type of work is not included
in the charge for a regular service and will
be invoiced separately. It is, however, more
cost-effective to have this work done at the
same time as a scheduled service rather
than have it done separately.
Hard driving conditions o
Conditions are considered hard when one
or more of the following situations occurs
more frequently:
z cold start,
z stop and go,
z caravan/trailer towing,
With hard driving conditions it might be
necessary to carry out certain service work
more frequently than the scheduled
intervals.
We recommend seeking technical advice
with regard to servicing requirements for
your particular driving circumstances.
Recommended fluids and
lubricants
Only use products which have been tested
and approved. Damage caused by using
operating materials which have not been
approved is not covered by the guarantee.
9 Warning
Operating materials are dangerous and
must be handled carefully. If swallowed,
seek medical help immediately. Do not
breath in fumes and avoid contact with
the skin. Keep away from children.
These materials are forbidden to
contaminate waste water, surface
water, groundwater or soil. Dispose of
empty containers correctly. Always
remember that operating materials are
dangerous.
z inclines or steep climbs,
z poor road conditions,
z sand and dust,
z extreme temperature fluctuations.
Police vehicles, taxis and driving school
vehicles are classified as being subjected to
hard driving conditions.
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Engine oil
Engine oil is graded by quality and
viscosity. When choosing an engine oil, the
quality grade is more important than the
viscosity.
Engine oil: top up
Oils from different manufacturers and
different brands of oil can be mixed as long
as the grades (quality and viscosity) are
the same.
Engine oil for Service schedule Europe
GM-LL-A-025:
Petrol engines
GM-LL-B-025:
Diesel engines
Not all the engine oils available on the
market are of a suitable quality. Always
check that the required specification and
classification are given on the cans.
GM
LL
A or B
025
If engine oil of a suitable quality cannot be
obtained, use no more than 1 litre of
category ACEA A3/B4 or A3/B3 (once
between two oil changes). The viscosity
must be suitable for requirements.
General Motors Europe
Long life
Details of engine oil grade
Validity code
Opel engine oil is GM-LL-A-025 and
GM-LL-B-025 grade and therefore suitable
for both petrol and diesel engines.
Engine oil for International service
schedule
ACEA-A3:
Petrol engines
ACEA-B4:
Diesel engines
without diesel
particulate filter
ACEA-C3
Diesel engines with
diesel particulate
filter
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Engine oil additives
The use of motor oil additives can lead to
damage and will invalidate the guarantee.
Engine oil viscosity
Only use engine oils with viscosity
grades 0W-30, 0W-40, 5W-30 or 5W-40.
The SAE viscosity grading system indicates
the oil’s flowability. Oil is more viscous
when cold than when warm.
Multigrade oil has two numbers. The first,
followed by a W, indicates the viscosity at
low temperatures and the second indicates
the viscosity at high temperatures.
It is forbidden to use engine oil of
grades ACEA A1/B1 and A5/B5. Under
certain circumstances, these oils can cause
long-term damage to the engine.
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The service interval display takes account
of off-the-road periods during which the
battery is disconnected.
Flexible service interval 3
The length of the service intervals is based
on several parameters stemming from
usage. For this reason, various
engine-specific data is continually
gathered and is used to calculate the
remaining distance until the next service.
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Inspection system
In order to guarantee economical and safe
vehicle operation and to maintain the
value of your vehicle, it is of vital
importance that all maintenance work is
carried out at the proper intervals.
Fixed service interval
When service is due, InSP appears in the
odometer display for
approximately 10 seconds when the
ignition is switched on. Have the next
service performed by a workshop within
one week or 500 km (whichever occurs
first).
If the remaining distance is less
than 1500 km, InSP is displayed with a
remaining distance of 1000 km when the
ignition is switched on and off. If less
than 1000 km remains, InSP is displayed for
several seconds. Have the next service
performed by a workshop within one week
or 500 km (whichever occurs first).
Display of remaining distance:
Further information on maintenance and
the inspection system can be found in the
Service and Warranty Booklet, which is in
the glove compartment.
Have maintenance work – and repair work
on the body and the equipment – carried
out professionally by a workshop. We
recommend using your Opel partner, who
has excellent knowledge of Opel vehicles
and has the necessary special tools and
up-to-date service instructions from Opel.
It is particularly advisable to use an Opel
Partner during the warranty period in order
to prevent loss of warranty. Further
information can be found in the Service
and Warranty Booklet.
Separate anti-corrosion service
Have this work done at the intervals given
in the Service and Warranty Booklet.
1. Switch off ignition.
2. Briefly press the trip odometer reset
button. The odometer reading is shown.
3. Press and hold the reset button for about
2 seconds. InSP and the remaining
distance are displayed.
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Genuine Opel Parts and
Accessories
We recommend that you use "Genuine
Opel Parts and Accessories" and
conversion parts released expressly for
your vehicle type. These parts have
undergone special tests to establish their
reliability, safety and specific suitability for
Opel vehicles. Despite continuous market
monitoring, we cannot assess or guarantee
these attributes for other products, even if
they have been granted approval by the
relevant authorities or in some other form.
"Genuine Opel Parts and Accessories" and
conversion parts approved by Opel can be
obtained from your Opel Partner, who can
provide expert advice on permitted
technical changes and ensure correct
installation.
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Performing work
To avoid injury from moving parts and
cables conducting ignition voltage, only
carry out engine compartment checks
(e. g. checking brake fluid or engine oil
level) when the ignition is switched off.
9 Warning
Only perform engine compartment
checks when the ignition is off.
The cooling fan may start operating
even if the ignition is off.
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9 Warning
The ignition system 3 and Xenon
headlamps 3 use extremely high
voltage. Do not touch.
To aid identification, the caps to be
removed for topping up engine oil, coolant
and washer fluid and the dipstick handle
may be coloured yellow.
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Engine oil
In vehicles fitted with engine oil level
monitoring 3, the engine oil level is
checked automatically 3 85. We
recommend checking the engine oil level
before embarking on long journeys.
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Check with the vehicle on a level surface.
The engine must be at operating
temperature and switched off for at least
5 minutes.
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Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, insert it
to the stop on the handle, pull out and read
the engine oil level.
Push the dipstick in as far as it will go and
twist it by half a turn.
Different dipsticks are used depending on
engine variant.
When the engine oil level has dropped to
the MIN mark, top up engine oil.
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We recommend that you use the same
engine oil as was used the last time it was
topped up.
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The engine oil level must not exceed
the MAX mark on the dipstick.
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The amount filled must be between the
MIN and MAX marks 3 230.
Fit the cap on straight and tighten it.
If there is too much engine oil, the excess
must be drained or suctioned out.
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Service and maintenance
Diesel fuel filter
Coolant
On the event of engine oil change, have
fuel filter checked for possible water
residue by a workshop.
The coolant provides anti-freeze
protection down to approx. -28 C.
Caution
Illumination of A indicates water in the
fuel filter 3.
Have fuel filter checked at shorter intervals
if the vehicle is subjected to extreme
operating conditions such as high humidity
(primarily in coastal areas), extremely high
or low outside temperatures and
substantially varying daytime and
night-time temperatures.
Only use approved anti-freeze.
Coolant additives used to give
additional protection against corrosion
and prevention against small leaks can
lead to functional problems. No liability
is accepted for damage caused by using
coolant additives.
.
9 Warning
Antifreeze is a danger to health; it must
therefore be kept in the original
container and out of the reach of
children.
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Antifreeze and corrosion protection
Have the concentration of the radiator
contents tested by a workshop before
winter starts. The amount of antifreeze
must provide protection down to
approx. -28 C. A lower antifreeze
concentration will reduce the amount of
protection from frost and corrosion. Add
antifreeze if necessary.
If coolant loss is topped up with water,
have concentration checked and add
antifreeze if necessary.
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Top up with anti-freeze. If no anti-freeze is
available, fill with clean tap water or
distilled water. Have the anti-freeze
concentration checked.
Have the cause of coolant loss rectified by
a workshop.
Caution
213
Brakes
A screeching noise indicates that the brake
lining is at its minimum thickness.
Continued driving is possible. Have the
brake lining replace as soon as possible.
Once new brake lining is fitted, do not
brake unnecessarily hard for the
first 200 km.
Too low a coolant level can cause
engine damage.
Fit the cap on straight and tighten it.
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Coolant level
In a closed cooling system, there is hardly
any loss.
If the cooling system is cold, the coolant
should lie above the KALT/COLD mark.
Top up if the level is low.
9 Warning
Allow the engine to cool before opening
the cap. Carefully open the cap,
relieving the overpressure slowly.
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Service and maintenance
When topping up, ensure maximum
cleanliness as contamination of the brake
fluid can lead to function problems in the
braking system.
Only use approved high performance
brake fluids. Only use brake fluid DOT4.
After correcting the brake fluid level, have
the cause of the loss of brake fluid
remedied by a workshop.
Brake fluid change
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, i.e. it absorbs
water. If the brakes become hot, such as
when driving on long downhill stretches,
vapour bubbles can occur in the water,
which can have an extremely adverse
effect on braking power (depending on the
proportion of water).
Keep to the specified intervals.
9 Warning
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Brake fluid
Have the brake fluid change performed
by a workshop. Please comply with the
legal environmental and health
regulations – concerning the disposal
of brake fluid.
9 Warning
Brake fluid is poisonous and corrosive.
Do not allow it to come into contact with
eyes, skin, fabrics or painted surfaces.
The brake fluid level must be between
the MIN and the MAX marks.
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Windscreen wiper replacement
Wiper blades on the windscreen
Lift wiper arm. Move release lever and
detach wiper blade.
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Wiper blade on the rear window 3
Lift wiper arm. Disengage wiper blade as
shown in illustration and remove.
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Windscreen and headlamp
washer systems 3
Reservoir for windscreen washing system
and rear window washing system in engine
compartment beneath the right-hand
windscreen wiper.
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Laying up the vehicle for more than
4 weeks can lead to battery discharge.
Disconnect the negative terminal of the
vehicle battery.
Ensure the ignition is switched off before
connecting or disconnecting the vehicle
battery.
Protecting electronic components
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In vehicles with headlamp washing
system 3 Opening for refilling is in engine
compartment behind the right-hand
headlamp.
Fill with clean water mixed with cleaner
and anti-freeze.
Make sure there is sufficient anti-freeze
protection.
When closing the reservoir, press the lid
firmly over the beaded edge all the way
round.
Battery
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The vehicle battery is maintenance-free.
Batteries do not belong in household
waste. They must be disposed of at an
appropriate recycling collection point.
The retrofitting of electrical or electronic
accessories may subject the battery to
additional loading and cause it to become
discharged. Please seek advice concerning
the technical options, such as installing a
more powerful battery.
In order to prevent faults in electronic
components in the electrical system, never
connect or disconnect battery with engine
running or ignition switched on. Never start
engine with battery disconnected, e.g.
when starting using jump leads.
To avoid damaging the vehicle, do not
make any modifications to the electrical
system, e. g. connecting additional
consumers or tampering with electronic
control units (chip tuning).
9 Warning
Electronic ignition systems generate very
high voltages. Do not touch the ignition
system; high voltage can be fatal.
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Service and maintenance
Laying the vehicle up for a long
period of time
If the vehicle is to be laid up for several
months, the following work should be
undertaken to prevent damage.
z Wash and wax the vehicle 3 196.
z Have the wax in the engine
compartment and underbody checked.
z Clean and preserve rubber seals.
z Change engine oil.
z Check antifreeze and corrosion
protection 3 212.
217
z Park vehicle in dry and well ventilated
place. Select first gear or reverse gear,
and with manual transmission
automated 3 move selector lever to
middle position before switching ignition
off. Use wedges or something similar to
prevent vehicle from rolling.
Putting the vehicle back into
service
z Do not apply hand brake.
z Check tyre pressure 3 228.
z Disconnect the clamp from the negative
terminal of the vehicle battery.
z Top up windscreen washer system 3 215.
Perform the following work before
recommissioning the vehicle:
z Connect the clamp to the negative
terminal of the vehicle battery.
z Check engine oil level 3 210.
z Check coolant level 3 213.
z Fit the number plate if necessary.
z Check coolant level, add antifreeze if
necessary 3 213.
z Empty windscreen washer system and
headlamp washer system.
z Increase tyre pressure to value given for
full load 3 228.
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Technical Data
Vehicle data.........................................
Engine data..........................................
Performance.........................................
Fuel consumption, CO2 -emissions .....
Weights, payload and roof load ........
Tyres .....................................................
Capacities ............................................
Dimensions ...........................................
Mounting dimensions of towing
equipment 3......................................
Vehicle data
The technical data is determined in
accordance with European Community
standards. We reserve the right to make
modifications. Specifications in the vehicle
documents always have priority over those
given in this manual.
218
220
222
224
226
228
230
231
Picture no: 14247s.tif
The identification plate is affixed to the
front right door frame.
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219
Engine identifier and engine number:
marked on left-hand side of engine in
engine block.
Picture no: 13329j.tif
Information on identification plate:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Manufacturer
Type approval number
Vehicle identification number
Gross vehicle weight rating
Permissible gross train weight
Maximum permissible front axle load
Maximum permissible rear axle load
Vehicle-specific or country-specific
data
Picture no: 14249s.tif
The vehicle identification number is
stamped on the identification plate and on
the right side of the floor of the vehicle
under a cover between the front door and
the seat.
The vehicle identification number may be
attached to the instrument panel.
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Technical Data
Engine data
Sales designation
Engine identifier code
1.4 TWINPORT
Z 14 XEP
1.6 TWINPORT
Z 16 XEP
1.8
Z 18 XE
OPC
Z 16 LET
4
4
4
4
Piston displacement [cm ]
1364
1598
1796
1598
Brake horse power [kW/bhp]
at rpm
66
5600
77
6000
92
6000
132
5500
Torque [Nm]
at rpm
125
4000
150
3900
165
4600
230
2200-5500
Petrol
Petrol
Petrol
Petrol
95 (P)3)
98 (PP)3)
91 (R)3)4)
95 (P)3)
98 (PP)3)
91 (R)3)4)
95 (P)3)
98 (PP)3)
91 (R)3)4)
95 (S)3)5)
98 (SP)3)
–6)
Max. permissible engine speed,
continuous operation (rpm)
approx.
6200
6500
6500
6500
Oil consumption [l/1000 km]
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
Number of cylinders
3
Fuel type1)
Octane rating RON
recommended
possible
possible
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
2)
Standard quality fuels, e.g. unleaded DIN EN 228.
Standard quality fuels: N = Normal, S = Super, SP = Super Plus; bold type: recommended fuel.
Knock control system automatically adjusts ignition timing according to type of fuel used (octane number).
Use of 91 RON fuel - lower power and torque and increased fuel consumption.
Use of 95 RON fuel - lower power and torque and increased fuel consumption.
91 RON fuel must not be used.
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Engine data
Sales designation
Engine code
1.3 CDTI
Z 13 DTJ
1.7 CDTI
Z 17 DT
1.7 CDTI
Z 17 DTH
1.7 CDTI
Z 17 DTR
4
4
4
4
Piston displacement [cm ]
1248
1686
1686
1686
Brake horse power [kW/bhp]
at rpm
55
4000
74
4000
74
4400
92
4000
Torque [Nm]
at rpm
170
1750 to 2500
260
2000
240
2300
280
2300
Diesel
Diesel
Number of cylinders
3
Fuel type1)
Cetane requirement [CN]
2)
49 (D)
3)
Diesel
3)
49 (D)
49 (D)
Diesel
3)
49 (D)3)
Max. permissible engine speed,
continuous operation (rpm)
approx.
5100 to 5300
4730
4730
4730
Oil consumption [l/1000 km]
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
1)
2)
3)
Standard quality fuels, e.g. diesel DIN EN 590.
Standard quality fuels: D = diesel, bold type: recommended fuel
A lower value is possible with winter diesel fuels.
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Technical Data
Performance
Z 14 XEP
Z 16 XEP
Z 18 XE
Z 16 LET
168
–
–
–
181
–
–
181
190
–
–
190
–
–
222
–
1)
Top speed [km/h]
5-speed transmission
5-gear sport transmission
6-speed transmission
manual transmission automated
1)
The maximum speed indicated is achievable at kerb weight (without driver) plus 200 kg payload. Optional equipment could reduce the specified
maximum speed of the vehicle.
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Performance
Z 13 DTJ
Z 17 DT
Z 17 DTH
Z 17 DTR
–
180
–
178
–
–
–
195
–
1)
Top speed [km/h]
157
5-speed manual transmission
–
6-speed manual transmission
manual transmission automated –
1)
The maximum speed indicated is achievable at kerb weight (without driver) plus 200 kg payload. Optional equipment could reduce the specified
maximum speed of the vehicle.
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Fuel consumption, CO2 -emissions
Directive 80/1268/EEC (last changed
by 2004/3/EC) has applied for the
measurement of fuel consumption
since 1996.
The directive is oriented to actual driving
practices: Urban driving is rated at approx.
1
/3 and off-road driving with approx. 2/3
(urban and extra-urban consumption).
Cold starts and acceleration phases are
also taken into consideration.
The specification of CO2 emission is also a
constituent of the directive.
The figures given must not be taken as a
guarantee for the actual fuel consumption
of a particular vehicle.
All values are based on the EU base model
with standard equipment.
The calculation of fuel consumption as
specified by directive 2004/3/EC takes
account of the vehicle’s kerb weight,
ascertained in accordance with the said
regulation. Optional extras may result in
slightly higher fuel consumption and CO2
emission levels than those quoted.
Fuel economy, Protecting the environment
3 137.
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Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions
5-speed / sport / 6-gear / manual transmission automated
fuel consumption
urban [l/100 km]
extra-urban [l/100 km]
combined [l/100 km]
CO2 [g/km]
5-speed / 6-speed / sport / manual transmission automated
fuel consumption
urban [l/100 km]
extra-urban [l/100 km]
combined [l/100 km]
CO2 [g/km]
Z 14 XEP
Z 16 XEP
Z 18 XE
Z 16 LET
8.1/–/–/–
5.1/–/–/–
6.2/–/–/–
148/–/–/–
8.9/–/–/ 8.9
5.4/–/–/ 5.4
6.7/–/–/ 6.7
159/–/–/159
10.3/–/–/10.1
5.6/–/–/ 5.7
7.3/–/–/ 7.3
174/–/–/ 174
–/–/ 10.4/–
–/–/ 6.3/–
–/–/ 7.8/–
–/–/ 187/–
Z 13 DTJ
Z 17 DT
Z 17 DTH
Z 17 DTR
6.2/–/–/–
4.3/–/–/–
5.0/–/–/–
135/–/–/–
–/ 6.8/–/–
–/ 4.6/–/–
–/ 5.4/–/–
–/ 146/–/–
6.6/–/–/–
4.4/–/–/–
5.2/–/–/–
139/–/–/–
–/ 6.8/–/–
–/ 4.6/–/–
–/ 5.4/–/–
–/ 146/–/–
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Technical Data
Weights, payload and roof load
The payload is the difference between the
permitted gross vehicle weight (see
identification plate 3 218) and the EC kerb
weight.
To calculate the kerb weight, enter the
data for your vehicle below:
z Unladen weight from
table 1 3 227
z Weight of heavy
accessories from
table 2 3 227.
Total
+.............. kg
+.............. kg
=.............. kg
is the EC kerb weight.
Optional equipment and accessories
increase the kerb weight, which means that
the payload will also change slightly.
Note weight ranges in the vehicle
documents and on the rating plate.
The combined total of front and rear axle
loads must not exceed the permissible
gross vehicle weight. For example, if the
front axle is bearing its maximum
permissible load, the rear axle can only
bear a load that is equal to the gross
vehicle weight minus the front axle load.
Roof load
The permissible roof load is 100 kg. The
roof load consists of the weight of the roof
rack plus the load carried.
Driving hints 3 135. Roof rack 3 158.
When the trailer is coupled and the towing
vehicle fully loaded (including all
occupants), the permissible rear axle load
(see identification plate or vehicle
documents) may be exceeded by 25 kg
and the permissible gross vehicle weight by
25 kg. If the permissible rear axle load is
exceeded, a maximum speed of 100 km/h
applies. If national regulations specify a
lower maximum speed for vehicles towing
a trailer, this must be observed.
See the identification plate or vehicle
documents for permissible axle loads.
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Table 1, kerb weight1)
Meriva
Engine
Manual
transmission
Manual transmission
automated
without/with air
conditioning [kg]
Z 14 XEP
1330/1355
–/–
Z 16 XEP
1375/1400
1375/1400
Z 18 XE
1380/1405
1380/1405
Z 16 LET
1450/1475
–/–
Z 13 DTJ
1415/1440
–/–
Z 17 DT, Z 17 DTR
1460/1485
–/–
Z 17 DTH
1455/1480
–/–
Table 2, weight of heavy accessories
Accessories
Towing equipment
Weight [kg]
25
1)
According to EC Directive 70/156/EC, including assumed weights for driver (68 kg), luggage (7 kg) and all fluids (tank 90 % full).
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Technical Data
Tyres
Restrictions
Not all tyres available on the market
currently meet the structural requirements.
We recommend that you consult an Opel
Partner concerning suitable tyre makes.
These tyres have undergone special tests
to establish their reliability, safety and
specific suitability for Opel vehicles.
Despite continuous market monitoring, we
are unable to assess these attributes for
other tyres, even if they have been granted
approval by the relevant authorities or in
some other form.
Further information 3 153.
Winter tyres 3
Tyres of size 205/50 R 16 are not suitable
for use as winter tyres except on vehicles
with the Z 16 LET engine.
Tyres of size 205/45 R 17 are not suitable
for use as winter tyres.
If winter tyres are in use, the spare wheel
may still be fitted with a summer tyre. Use
of the spare wheel may alter vehicle
handling. Obtain a replacement for the
faulty tyre as soon as possible, and have
the wheel balanced and fitted to the
vehicle.
Spare wheel 3
Further information 3 157.
Depending on model, the spare wheel is
designed as a temporary spare wheel 3.
When using the spare wheel, the driving
behaviour may be modified. Replace the
faulty tyre as soon as possible, balance the
wheel and refit to vehicle. Follow the notes
on this page and 3 157, 3 173.
Tyre chains 3
On vehicles with alloy wheels 3 the spare
wheel may have a steel rim.
Tyre chains may be used on the front
wheels only.
We recommend the use of tyre chains with
a fine mesh that add no more than 10 mm
to the running surface and the insides of
the tyres (including chain lock).
Tyre chains are not permitted on tyre
sizes 205/50 R 16 and 205/45 R 17.
Further information 3 157.
Wheels
Wheel bolt tightening torque: 110 Nm.
The spare wheel can be fitted with a
smaller tyre1) and a smaller rim than the
wheels fitted on the vehicle.
Tyre pressure (overpressure)
The specified tyre pressures are valid for
cold tyres. The increased tyre pressure
resulting from extensive driving must not
be reduced. The tyre pressures specified on
the following pages apply to both summer
and winter tyres.
The spare wheel must always be inflated to
the tyre pressure for a full load – see table
on following pages.
Further information 3 153 to 3 157.
1)
Country-specific version: The spare wheel is
only to be used as a temporary spare wheel.
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Tyre pressure (overpressure)
Suspension behavior when loaded with up
to 3 people
With full load
Tyres –
front [kPa/bar]
rear [kPa/bar]
front [kPa/bar]
rear [kPa/bar]
Z 14 XEP
175/70 R 14,
185/60 R 15,
205/50 R 16,
205/45 R 17
240/2.4
220/2.2
260/2.6
300/3.0
Z 16 XEP,
Z 18 XE
185/60 R 15,
205/50 R 16,
205/45 R 17
240/2.4
220/2.2
260/2.6
300/3.0
Z 16 LET
185/55 R 161),
195/50 R 161),
205/50 R 16,
205/45 R 17
280/2.8
260/2.6
300/3.0
340/3.4
Z 13 DTJ
185/60 R 15,
205/50 R 16,
205/45 R 17
240/2.4
220/2.2
260/2.6
300/3.0
Z 17 DT, Z 17 DTR
185/60 R 15,
205/50 R 16,
205/45 R 17
280/2.8
260/2.6
300/3.0
340/3.4
Z 17 DTH
185/60 R 15,
205/50 R 16,
205/45 R 17
260/2.6
240/2.4
280/2.8
320/3.2
1)
Only permitted as winter tyres.
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Capacities
Engine oil
Engine
Z 14 XEP
Z 16 XEP,
Z 16 LET
Z 18 XE
Z 13 DTJ
Z 17 DT,
Z 17 DTR
Z 17 DTH
Including filter [I]
3.5
4.5
4.25
3.2
5.4
5.0
Between MIN and MAX [I]
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
53
53
53
53
53
53
Fuel tank
Petrol/diesel, nominal
capacity [l]
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Dimensions
Meriva
Meriva OPC
Length [mm]
4052
4068
Width without exterior mirrors [mm]
1694
1694
Width with two exterior mirrors [mm]
1948
1948
Height [mm]
1624
1624
Length of luggage compartment
floor [mm]
861
861
Luggage compartment width [mm]
1034
1034
Height of luggage compartment
opening [mm]
832
832
Wheelbase [mm]
2630
2630
Turning circle diameter [m]
10.42
10.42
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Mounting dimensions of towing
equipment 3
All measurements refer to Opel-approved
towing equipment.
9 Warning
Only use towing equipment approved
for your vehicle. We recommend
entrusting retrofitting of towing
equipment to your workshop.
Dimensions
[mm]
Dimensions
[mm]
A
468
O
425
B
727
P
378
C
508.1
Q
14
D
471.5
R
16
E
441.4
S
69
F
497.6
T
76
G
496.6
U
430
H
35.1
I
50.1
J
36.4
K
90
L
142.6
M
585
N
568
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Index
Index
A
ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)................ 152
Accessories.............................................. 171
Accessory socket ...................................... 78
Adaptive brake lamp ............................. 152
Adaptive Forward Lighting ................... 106
Bulb replacement ............................... 188
Driving abroad.................................... 110
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) ......... 106
Bulb replacement ............................... 188
Driving abroad.................................... 110
Air conditioning system ......................... 114
Air intake................................................. 127
Air recirculation system.................. 119, 126
Air vents .................................................. 115
Airbags...................................................... 67
Alarm......................................................... 36
Alarm system ............................................ 34
Alternator.................................................. 85
Antenna .......................................... 111, 196
Anti-corrosion service............................. 208
Antifreeze........................................ 208, 212
Antifreeze protection ..................... 212, 216
Anti-knock quality of fuel
Octane number................................... 220
Anti-theft alarm system ........................... 34
Anti-theft lock
Alloy wheels ........................................ 175
Anti-theft locking system ......................... 31
Towing equipment ............................. 160
Aquaplaning........................................... 156
Armrest...................................................... 48
Ashtray...................................................... 79
Automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror..... 39
AUX input ............................................... 112
Auxiliary heater ...................................... 127
B
Battery ............................................ 136, 216
Interruption of power supply ....... 41, 134
Battery discharge protection ................ 110
Before starting off .................................... 15
Belt tensioners .......................................... 60
Bleeding, diesel fuel system .................. 165
Bonnet..................................................... 165
Boot, see Luggage compartment..... 32, 53
Brake assist............................................. 153
Brake fluid............................................... 208
Brake lamp ............................................. 152
Brake system .......................................... 151
Brakes
ABS ...................................................... 152
Brake assist ......................................... 153
Brake fluid........................................... 214
Brake lamps ........................................ 191
Brake servo unit.................................. 135
Hand brake......................................... 153
Bulb replacement ................................... 185
Bulbs........................................................ 184
C
Capacities ............................................... 230
Car Pass .................................................... 26
Caravan/trailer towing........................... 135
Care ......................................................... 196
Catalytic converter......................... 145, 166
Central locking system....................... 28, 30
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Centre console lighting ..................108, 109
Changing the remote control battery..... 29
Changing wheels .................................... 174
Chassis number, see Vehicle
identification number ........................... 219
Child restraint system............................... 65
Child safety locks................................36, 40
Cigarette lighter........................................ 78
Climate control system........................... 122
Clutch operation .............................134, 136
CO2 emissions......................................... 224
Coin holder................................................ 81
Cold start................................................. 136
Colour information display ...................... 92
Contrast..................................................... 96
Control indicator
ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ............ 152
Airbag.................................................... 72
Engine electronics ............................... 143
Exhaust ................................................ 143
Immobiliser ............................................ 27
Control indicators ...............................10, 82
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) ..............................................82, 106
Belt tensioners....................................... 61
Cruise control ...................................... 148
EPS (Electric Power Steering) ............... 86
ESP (Electronic Stability Program) ..... 146
Coolant ............................................208, 212
Coolant level ........................................... 213
Coolant temperature display .................. 88
Coolant thermometer............................... 88
Cornering light ........................................ 106
Correcting time ......................................... 95
Coupling socket load ............................. 163
Courtesy lamp ........................................ 108
Bulb replacement ............................... 194
Cruise control .......................................... 148
Curtain airbags......................................... 71
Curve lighting ......................................... 106
D
Dashboard, see Instrument panel .......... 15
Data................................................... 26, 218
Date........................................................... 92
Daytime running lights........................... 102
Decommissioning ................................... 217
Demisting and defrosting
Windows .............................................. 118
with climate control system ............... 124
With the air conditioning system....... 121
Diesel fuel filter ....................................... 212
Diesel fuel system ........................... 165, 212
Diesel particle filter.............41, 86, 136, 144
Dimensions.............................................. 231
Dipped beam............................................ 11
Bulb replacement ....................... 186, 188
Display....................................................... 90
Display mode............................................ 96
Door locks ......................................... 26, 198
Driving abroad ....................................... 199
Headlamps.......................................... 110
Toll systems......................................... 112
Driving hints ............................................ 135
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E
Easytronic ......................................... 15, 129
Driving programmes .......................... 131
Fault .................................................... 133
Interruption of power supply ............. 134
Kickdown............................................. 132
Selector lever................................. 15, 130
Winter programme............................. 132
Economical driving................................. 137
Electric power steering............................. 86
Electric windows ....................................... 40
Electrical system ............................. 181, 216
Electronic components........................... 216
Electronic immobiliser .............................. 27
Electronic Stability Program .................. 146
Engine code .................................... 220, 221
Engine control indicator ........................ 143
Engine oil ........................................ 207, 210
Additives ............................................. 207
Top up ................................................. 207
Viscosity .............................................. 207
Engine oil consumption... 135, 210, 220, 221
Engine oil level........................................ 210
Engine oil pressure ................................... 84
Engine speed .......................................... 136
Engine wash............................................ 198
Environmental protection ...................... 196
EPS............................................................. 86
ESP (Electronic Stability Program) ........ 146
Exhaust control indicator ...................... 143
Exhaust gases......................................... 144
Exhaust system....................................... 135
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Index
Exterior lighting switch-off delay........... 107
Exterior mirrors..........................4, 36, 38, 41
F
Fan........................................................... 114
Fault........................................................... 41
Filling station
Engine oil level .................................... 210
Fuel ..............................................220, 221
Opening the bonnet ........................... 165
Tyre pressure...............................138, 228
Vehicle data ................................218, 219
Windscreen washer system................ 215
First-aid kit .............................................. 171
Flat tyre ................................................... 178
FlexSpace .................................................. 52
Fog lamps ............................................... 103
Bulb replacement................................ 191
Fog tail lamp........................................... 104
Bulb replacement................................ 191
Foot brake.......................................151, 153
Front passenger airbag ........................... 67
Fuel ......................................... 139, 220, 221
Fuel consumption ...........................137, 224
Fuel filter.................................................. 212
Fuel gauge ................................................ 88
Fuel system, diesel.................................. 165
Fuses ........................................................ 181
G
Gears .................................................14, 134
Generator, see Alternator ........................ 85
Glasses compartment .............................. 81
Glove compartment ................................. 80
Glove compartment lighting ................. 109
Bulb replacement ............................... 195
Graphical information display ................ 90
Gross vehicle weight............................... 226
Gross vehicle weight rating ................... 226
H
Halogen headlamp system ................... 185
Bulb replacement ............................... 185
Driving abroad.................................... 110
Hand brake....................................... 16, 153
Hazard warning lamps .................... 12, 104
Head restraints ............................. 21, 46, 47
Headlamp flash........................................ 11
Headlamp range adjustment................ 104
Headlamp switch ............................. 11, 102
Headlamp washer system13, 100, 101, 215
Headlamps ............................................... 11
Daytime running lights....................... 102
Driving abroad.................................... 110
Fog lamps ........................................... 103
Reversing lamps.................................. 104
Warning device................................... 100
Headlights
Changing bulbs .................................. 185
Heated exterior mirrors................ 13, 38, 41
Heated rear window .................... 13, 38, 41
Heated seats............................................. 46
Heating ........................................... 114, 117
Seats ...................................................... 46
With climate control system .............. 123
With the air conditioning system....... 114
Height adjustment
Seat belts .............................................. 63
Steering wheel .........................................5
High-pressure cleaners .......................... 198
Hill Start Assist........................................ 153
Horn........................................................... 12
I
Identification plate......................... 218, 219
Idling ....................................................... 134
Ignition switch..................................... 16, 27
Ignition system ............................... 209, 216
Immobiliser ............................................... 27
Information display.................................. 90
Infotainment system .............................. 111
Instrument display ................................... 87
Instrument illumination .......................... 108
Bulb replacement ............................... 196
Instrument panel ...................................... 15
Instruments ................................... 15, 82, 87
Interior mirror.................................. 4, 38, 39
Interruption of power supply................... 99
Easytronic............................................ 134
Electric sun roof .................................... 43
Electric windows ................................... 41
Electronic Stability Program .............. 147
ISOFIX ....................................................... 79
J
Jack ................................................. 171, 176
Jump leads.............................................. 166
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K
M
Key
extending .............................................. 26
ignition lock ..................................... 16, 27
Locking doors............................28, 30, 36
Starting .................................................. 27
Starting the engine ............................... 16
Keys ........................................................... 26
Main beam................................................ 11
Bulb replacement ....................... 187, 188
Control indicator................................... 84
Maintenance
Air conditioning system...................... 128
Antifreeze protection ......................... 212
Brake fluid ........................................... 214
Brakes .................................................. 213
Catalytic converter ............................. 145
Engine oil............................................. 210
Fuel consumption ............................... 138
Tyre pressure............................... 154, 228
Tyres .................................................... 155
Manual transmission ........................ 14, 134
Mirrors ................................................... 4, 38
Misted windows ......................118, 121, 124
Mobile telephone.................................... 113
Muffler, see Exhaust system .................. 144
L
Language selection .................................. 95
Lashing eyes ............................................. 57
Leather trim ............................................ 197
Light switch ............................................... 11
Lighting .............................................11, 102
Driving abroad.................................... 110
Loading .....................................58, 162, 226
Loading the vehicle .................................. 58
Locking doors ...........................2, 28, 30, 36
Locking from the inside............................ 30
Lubricants ............................................... 210
Luggage compartment
Bulb replacement................................ 195
Cover...................................................... 55
Extension .........................................32, 53
Lighting ............................................... 109
Loading .................................58, 162, 226
Luggage compartment cover ................. 55
Lumbar support........................................ 45
N
Number plate lamps
Bulb replacement ............................... 193
Number plate lighting............................ 193
Number plates........................................ 217
O
Octane numbers............................. 220, 221
Odometer.................................................. 87
Oil ............................................................ 207
Additives ............................................. 207
Top up ................................................. 207
Viscosity............................................... 207
237
Oil consumption .....................210, 220, 221
Oil level.................................................... 210
Oil pressure ............................................... 84
Opel Service ............................................ 199
Operating temperature ......................... 136
Outside temperature gauge ................... 91
Overrun ........................................... 136, 138
P
Paintwork damage................................. 197
Park pilot................................................. 150
Parking lamps........................................... 11
Bulb replacement ............................... 189
Pedals...................................................... 136
Performance ........................................... 222
Pollen filter .............................................. 127
Power assisted steering,
see electronic power steering................ 86
Power steering, see electronic
power steering........................................ 86
Preheating ................................................ 86
Pushing, towing .............................. 142, 166
Q
Quickheat ............................................... 127
R
Radio ................................................. 24, 111
Radio equipment (CB) ........................... 113
Radio reception ...................................... 111
Radio remote control ............................... 28
Reading lamps ....................................... 109
Rear lamp cluster ................................... 102
Bulb replacement ............................... 191
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Rear seats.................................................. 51
Rear window washer system ...13, 101, 215
Refuelling................................................. 140
Fuel filler cap....................................... 141
Remote control
Central locking system ......................... 28
Steering wheel...............................24, 111
Replacement keys .................................... 26
Reversing lamps...................................... 107
Bulb replacement................................ 191
Roof load.......................... 58, 135, 138, 226
Roof rack ...................................58, 138, 158
Roof racks .........................................58, 138
Running-in ............................................... 135
Brakes .................................................. 213
S
Safeguard against
unauthorised use ..................15, 17, 27, 36
Safety accessories .................................. 171
Safety net .................................................. 56
Safety systems ........................................ 111
Saving energy ......................................... 136
Seat adjustment .............................2, 44, 51
Seat belts...........................................62, 198
Seat height adjustment........................ 3, 45
Seat occupancy recognition .................... 72
Seat position ...................................2, 44, 45
Seats ...................................................... 2, 44
Extending the luggage
compartment ..................................32, 53
heated ................................................... 46
Selector lever........................................... 130
Self-diagnosis..............................61, 72, 153
Self-help
Central locking...................................... 31
Electric windows.................................... 40
Information display .............................. 92
Radio remote control ........................... 29
Self-help, care for your car .................... 165
Service interval display .......................... 208
Service intervals ...................................... 199
additional work................................... 206
hard driving conditions ...................... 206
main inspection .................................. 199
Service work ............................................ 208
Side airbags .............................................. 69
Signal system ...................................... 11, 12
Spare wheel .................................... 172, 174
Speed............................................... 137, 138
Fuel consumption ....................... 137, 138
Speedometer ............................................ 87
Starting the engine.............15, 27, 130, 166
Self-help............................................... 166
Steam-jet cleaners.................................. 198
Steering column lock ................................ 15
Steering wheel adjustment ........................ 5
Steering wheel remote control ........ 24, 111
Stowage compartments .......................... 80
Sun roof ..................................................... 42
Fault....................................................... 43
Sun shade ................................................. 43
Sun visors .................................................. 81
System settings......................................... 94
T
Tables........................................................ 81
Tachometer............................................... 87
Tail lamps ............................................... 102
Bulb replacement ............................... 191
Tank
Fuel gauge ............................................ 88
Technical data ....................................... 218
Telephone, see Mobile telephone ......... 113
Temperature regulation ........................ 123
Tempomat, see cruise control............... 148
Temporary spare wheel................. 158, 173
The first 1000 km.................................... 135
Tightening torque .......................... 177, 228
Time........................................................... 92
Toll systems ............................................ 112
Tools ........................................................ 171
Towing equipment ................................. 158
Towing eye ..................................... 168, 170
Transmission............................................. 14
Manual transmission .......................... 134
Transmission, Easytronic ....................... 129
Driving programmes .......................... 131
fault ..................................................... 133
Interruption of power supply ............. 134
Kickdown............................................. 132
Selector lever................................. 15, 130
Winter programme............................. 132
Travel Assistant ............................ 22, 48, 49
Tread depth............................................ 155
Trip computer ..................................... 23, 97
Trip odometer........................................... 87
Triple information display ....................... 90
Turn signal lamps............................. 11, 103
Turn signals
Bulb replacement ....................... 190, 191
Twin Audio........................................ 24, 112
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Tyre chains ......................................157, 228
Tyre condition ......................................... 155
Tyre pressure...................................154, 228
Tyre repair kit.......................................... 178
U
Units of measure....................................... 96
Unleaded fuel ........................ 142, 220, 221
V
Valve cap key ......................................... 154
Vehicle care............................................. 196
Vehicle decommissioning....................... 217
Vehicle identification number................ 219
Vehicle keys, see Keys .............................. 26
Vehicle recommissioning........................ 217
Ventilation.............................. 114, 117, 125
W
Warning buzzers..................................... 100
Warning triangle..................................... 171
Washer fluid reservoir,
windscreen washer system .................. 215
Weights.................................................... 226
Wheels ..................................................... 153
Wheels, tyres ........................................... 153
Windows .................................................... 39
Demisting and defrosting . 118, 121, 124
Windscreen washer
system............................. 13, 100, 101, 215
Antifreeze protection.......................... 216
Washer fluid reservoir......................... 215
Windscreen wipers....................12, 100, 215
239
Winter mode
Starting-off aid ................................... 132
Winter operation
Battery................................................. 136
Coolant, antifreeze............................. 212
Fuel consumption ............................... 138
Fuel for diesel engines........................ 139
Heating................................................ 114
Locks.................................................... 198
Tyre chains .................................. 157, 228
Window demisting and
defrosting ............................118, 121, 124
Windscreen washer system,
antifreeze protection.......................... 216
Winter programme................................. 132
Winter tyres............................................. 228
X
Xenon headlamp system
Bulb replacement ............................... 188
Driving abroad.................................... 110
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Copyright by ADAM OPEL GmbH, Rüsselsheim, Germany.
The information contained in this document is effective from the date indicated below. Adam
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Edition: August 2008, ADAM OPEL GmbH, Rüsselsheim.
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