Opel Astra A

1991-1998 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Opel Astra A
- 1. Maintenance instruction
   1.2. Keys
   1.3. Seats, head restraints, seat belts
   1.4. Mirrors
   1.5. Heating of glasses
   1.6. Lighting switches, indexes of turns
   1.7. Signal of an emergency stop
   1.8. Sound signal
   1.9. Screen wipers and windscreen washers
   1.10. Control bulbs
   1.11. Index of availability of fuel
   1.12. Index of temperature of a cooler
   1.13. Mechanical transmission
   1.14. Automatic transmission
   - 1.15. Devices
      1.15.1. Control bulbs and their value at inclusion
      1.15.2. Indicators
      1.15.3. Threefold information display
      1.15.4. Multiinformation display
      1.15.5. On-board computer
   + 1.16. Body elements
   1.17. Lighting
   + 1.18. Heating, ventilation
   1.19. Conditioner
   1.20. Automatic transmission
   1.21. Cooling of a ware box
   1.22. Air flow
   1.23. Servicing
   1.24. Identification these cars
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Ventilation and heating
+ 5. Power supply system
+ 6. System of decrease in toxicity
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Half shafts
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Electrical circuitries


1.15. Devices

1.15.1. Control bulbs and their value at inclusion


Indexes of turn

Blinks at the included index. The accelerated blinking: the index of turn is faulty.

Oil pressure

Lights up at incl. ignitions. Dies away after start of the engine. Can light up shortly during the operation of the engine in the single mode, but has to go out at increase in speed.

At fire during driving: to immediately switch off the engine.

Engine lubricant can stop that will lead to blocking of the engine and wheels:

  – to squeeze out coupling;
  – to switch transfer to idling, and at the automatic machine, to transfer to the transmission the switch to "N";
  – to switch off ignition;
  – to take out a key only after a car stop since blocking of a steering wheel can unexpectedly work.

Service of a steering wheel and brakes requires more efforts. To ask for the help in an authorized workshop of Opel.

Brake system

Shines at inclusion of ignition if the parking brake is involved and / or liquid level in the brake system or in hydraulic system of coupling is too low. If lights up at the switched-off parking brake: check work of brakes in a situation, safe for other cars.

If brakes still work, go carefully to the nearest authorized masterful Opel. Consider, brakes can be involved only at completely squeezed out pedal. The way to a stop increases. The car reacts not as usually.

Drive the car so that an opportunity to stop it always remained. Avoid in this situation driving on roads with strong inclinations.

Electronic systems of the engine

The lamp shortly lights up at inclusion of ignition. Fire of a lamp during the movement means malfunction existence. The electronic device switches to work in the emergency mode. It is possible to continue the movement, but subsequently it is necessary to address in upolny. workshop of Opel. Try to avoid long operation of the car with the burning alarm lamp.

Short-term single fire of a lamp does not matter.

If it blinks at incl. ignition, malfunction of lips-va of anticreeping protection takes place. In this case the engine is not started.


Lights up at ignition. Dies away at increase of speed.

At fire during the movement: to stop, switch off the engine. The accumulator is not charged. Cooling can stop. At the diesel engine the failure of the amplifier of braking is possible. Before continuation of the movement to address in the workshop Opel.

Driving beam of headlights

Lights up at the turned-on driving beam of headlights and the short-term alarm system driving beam of headlights.

Index of turn of the trailer

Blinks at the movement with the trailer with the same frequency that the index of turn.

Automatic transmission

Burns: incl. the program of sports driving.

Blinks: malfunction – address in a workshop of Opel.


Diesel engine: shines during a preincandescence.

Fog back lamp

The lamp burns at inclusion of a fog back lamp.

The anti-blocking system

Seat belts

Burns at engine launch неск. seconds (the sound signal is also heard a preex.): to fasten a seat belt.

Safety airbag

Fuel tank

Lights up when the arrow of the index of level of fuel comes on the precautionary red field. On turns can light up earlier.


It is not necessary to spend all fuel from a tank up to the end at all!

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