Opel Astra, Zafira

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel Astra
+ Opel Astra and Zafira Cars
- Operation manual
   Information display
   Additional electronic devices
   Access, protection
   Illumination of salon
   Elements of systems of safety of the car
   Salon equipment
   Operation receptions
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment

Salon equipment

Adjustment of provision of a steering column

Adjustment of provision of a steering column it should be made only on the motionless car!

The lever of an otpuskaniye of a clamp of situation the helmsman of a column is located from the bottom party of a casing of the last.


  1. Insert a key into the lock of ignition and remove blocking of a steering column.
  1. Delay down the lever of an otpuskaniye of a clamp, bring a steering wheel into convenient situation, then again fix a column, having returned the lever to the top situation.

Adjustment of seats

Forward seats

Adjustment of provision of seats should be made only on motionlessly standing car!


  1. In the section Elements of systems of safety of the car important information on safety issues and correctness of adjustment of seats, their backs and head restraints is stated — before a start of motion adjust as appropriate the provision of a seat.
  1. For adjustment of provision of a seat in the longitudinal direction delay up located under a first line of a pillow a clamp bracket. Holding a bracket in the lifted situation, shift seat assembly forward or back in situation convenient for you, then release a clamp. For check of reliability of fixing of a seat try to shift it forward and back.
  1. Adjustment of a tilt angle of a back of a seat is made by means of the back of the rotary handle located from an external lateral surface.
  1. The lever of adjustment of height of a pillow of a seat is located from an external forward corner of a pillow. Derganye of the lever up leads to pillow lifting, pushing down - to lowering.
  1. On some models the design of a back of a driver's seat allows to make also adjustment of provision of its lumbar part. Adjustment is carried out by means of the rotating handle located on a lateral surface of a back of a seat, with internal (Compartment models, the Cabriolet and 3-дверный the Hatchback), or with external (the Sedan models, 5-дверный the Hatchback and the Versatile person) his parties.
  1. Seats enter into a complete set of some models with possibility of adjustment of provision of an emphasis for hips — lift forward section of a pillow and move it forward.
  1. The lever of an otpuskaniye of a clamp of the back, allowing to make its folding, is located in the top part of an external wall of a back. For folding of a back delay the lever up.

Head restraints

Head restraints help to prevent injuries of a neck and the head at car blow behind. In order that head restraints could carry out effectively the protective functions, they should be adjusted correctly. Adjust head restraints on height so that the top part of a pillow of a head restraint was flush with the upper edge of an auricle. If high passengers do not manage to achieve it, it is necessary to establish a head restraint in the highest situation.

On some updatings of the car possibility of adjustment of head restraints on height is provided. Adjustment of provision of a head restraint is made by two hands at the same time therefore it is not necessary to try to adjust a head restraint during car movement. To lift a head restraint, incline it forward for the purpose of a clamp otpuskaniye, then pull it up / drown.

Head restraint dismantle or replacement is made for cleaning as follows: lift a head restraint up against the stop, then press buttons of clamps and liberate fixing cores from a seat back.

Back seat

Central armrest of a back seat

On some models the back seat is equipped with the central armrest. The armrest settles down in the central part of a seat and is displayed by extraction from a niche in a back and lowerings in horizontal situation.

On the Hatchback models, the Sedan and the Compartment under an armrest is located the cover equipped with the lock handle which lowering allows to take in a luggage compartment small-sized lengthy subjects (for example, skis).

The technology of expansion of volume of a luggage compartment under transportation of small-sized lengthy subjects on the Cabriolet models differs from described above a little. Here the armrest is attached to a seat back by means of the belt equipped with the holder. Transfer of an armrest to horizontal situation is made by its pulling for specially provided loop.

For complete dismantle of an armrest to release the holder of a fixing belt, then from within a luggage compartment to pull down the handle of a clamp and to lower a cover. When closing a cover it is necessary to lift it up and to latch a clamp.

Folding of backs of a back seat

The back of a back seat has a separate design and consists of two parts which can develop forward, opening direct access to a luggage compartment and providing possibility of transportation of large-sized lengthy cargoes.

Each of two sections of a back of a back seat can develop forward irrespective of another. Buttons of an otpuskaniye of clamps of backs are located from outer sides of their upper edges.


  1. For fixing of a back of a seat in vertical situation, densely press it to the back ware shelf to a zashchelkivaniye of locks — do not forget to liberate previously from under a back of a tape of seat belts. Make sure of reliability of fixing of a back in vertical situation, having pulled it on itself at the upper edge.
  1. Track, that seat belts of a back seat at the lifted backs occupied the regular provisions.
  2. Make sure of reliable fixing of all located in a luggage compartment and subjects acting in salon. Remember that sharp braking can lead to any shift of unreliably fixed cargo.
  3. Avoid car operation with the combined backs of a back seat and an open cover of a luggage compartment in order to avoid hit in salon of the car containing toxic monooxide of carbon (FROM) the fulfilled gases.

Head restraints

On the Cabriolet models adjustment and dismantle of head restraints of a back seat are not represented possible.

The back seat is equipped with three head restraints, left and right from which have a standard design (see above item. Adjustment of seats — Head restraints). The average head restraint differs compact execution and two fixed workers of situation have.

When folding seats (see below), or for the purpose of expansion of sector of the back review (at an unoccupied central place of a back seat) the central head restraint should be lowered in extreme bottom situation, previously having released spring clamps of its cores.

Seat folding

Folding of a back seat is made for the purpose of the maximum expansion of a luggage compartment of the car in transit large-sized or many-placed cargo.


  1. Remove lateral head restraints, lower in extreme bottom situation the central head restraint.
  2. Lift an armrest.
  1. Having pulled for special loops, cast away in the vertical provision of a pillow of a back seat, at the corresponding complete set fix in special clamps on backs of a buckle of seat belts, then release the top clamps and lower backs.
  1. At assembly of a seat do not forget to liberate from under lifted backs of a tape of seat belts.

Luggage compartment

Demountable back shelf / collapsible casing (Hatchback models and Versatile person)

Demountable back regiments (harmonious casings of a luggage compartment) on the Hatchback models and the Versatile person are not intended for transportation on them heavy subjects.

For dismantle of the demountable back shelf on the Hatchback models it is necessary to remove driving slings from hooks on a back door, then to liberate the shelf from directing and to remove it. Installation is made upside-down.

On the Versatile person models the luggage compartment from above is covered with a harmonious casing being fixed two angular holders.


  1. For ensuring access in a luggage compartment the casing is liberated from clamps and moves forward (to a back of a back seat).
  1. For removal of a casing combine it, then in folded form pull back in directing grooves and, overcoming resistance of springs, liberate from holders.

  1. Installation of a shtorka is made in return sequence.

Ware boxes

In an upholstery of the left wall of a luggage compartment there is a cover equipped with rotary clamps after which removal access to the ware box intended for storage of such obligatory elements of a complete set of any car, as the road first-aid kit and a sign of an emergency stop opens.

Under a floor covering of a luggage compartment the well under storage of a spare wheel, a ballonny key and a jack is located.

Eyes for fastening of a safety net

On corners of the panel of a floor of a luggage compartment the metal eyes, allowing to fix the safety network intended for fixing of transported cargo are provided.

By means of the same eyes on the Versatile person models also protective lattice (see below) is fixed.

Protective lattice (Versatile person models)

The protective lattice can be mounted behind a back of a back seat, or (at the combined back seat) — behind backs of a forward seat.

In a frame of a roof two pairs assembly openings in which anchor bars of a lattice refuel are also provided.

Lighter / socket of onboard power supply


The lighter is located in forward section of the central console of the car and functions only at two provisions of a key in the ignition lock: «ACC» (I) or «ON» (II), i.e. when ignition or a food of auxiliary consumers of the electric power is included. For turning on of the lighter drown before click its button. After heat of a spiral the button automatically with click will return to a starting position.

In order to avoid a lighter exit out of operation, do not hold its button during spiral heating!

The nest under lighter installation at the same time carries out a role of the socket of an onboard food in which can any auxiliary automobile accessories (the compressor, the vacuum cleaner, the charger for the mobile phone, etc.) are connected. For the purpose of ensuring access to the socket take from a nest the lighter.

The capacity of consumption of devices connected to an onboard food should not exceed 50 W at supply voltage of 12 Century.


Use ashtrays only on the direct appointment! In order to avoid ignition do not put in ashtrays scraps of paper, a wrapper from candies and other combustible materials. Garbage ignition in ashtrays can cause a damage to your car.

The forward ashtray is incorporated in uniform assembly with the lighter. For opening of an ashtray press the upper edge of its cover.

To clear an ashtray of stubs, open a cover of an ashtray and, having pulled up, take the reception container from the landing nest, having pulled it on itself.

The back ashtray is built in a back part of the central console. For opening of an ashtray cast away up its cover. To clear an ashtray of stubs, open it, then pull up and take the container from the nest in the console.

Main ware box

The ware box is located in the right part of the dashboard of the car and equipped with a folding cover. Box opening at the included ignition leads to automatic activation of its illumination.

In a box the demountable intermediate shelf stacked on directing levels and fixed by means of established on a back wall of a box of clamps is equipped. At the left under a folding cover of a box the panel with a clamp for pen fastening (see in the same place) is provided.

From the interior of a cover of a ware box thrown back in horizontal provision выформованы two deepenings for fixing of glasses.

Sun-protection peaks

At the left and on the right over a windscreen in salon of the car two sun-protection peaks are fixed. Peaks can fall and be developed sideways, providing protection of eyes of the driver and the forward passenger against influence of the direct sunshine directed as is face-to-face, and in the lateral directions.

Internal rear-view mirror

The basis internally the rear-view mirror is pasted by the on an internal surface of a windscreen, from above in central its parts. In the lower part of assembly of a mirror the rychazhok, allowing to make switching of a reflecting surface in the night mode providing protection of eyes of the driver from dazzle with their light of vehicles moving behind in the passing direction is provided.

On some models the mirror with the device of automatic switching in a night mode is established. Mirror blackout деактивируется at ignition switching off, inclusion of a backing and illumination of salon.

Heating of forward seats

Regulators of inclusion and management of functioning of heating of forward seats are located in a forward part of the central console under assembly of an ashtray and marked with the pictogram. Near regulators the control lamps informing the operator on activation of a mode of heating of the corresponding seat are located.

Switching off of heating is made by transfer of a regulator to situation "-".