Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 release

Repair and operation of the car



Vektr's Opel And
- 1. Maintenance instruction
   Key
   Steering wheel
   Seat belt
   Rear-view mirrors
   Seats
   Ignition lock
   Governing bodies and control devices
   Control lamps of a combination of devices
   Devices
   Control lamps
   Double information display
   On-board computer
   Body elements
   Safety
   Lighting
   Windows, hatch
   Heating and ventilation
   Conditioner
   Automatic transmission
   Instructions on driving
   Gas station
   Catalyst
   Control lamp of electronic system of the engine
   Exhaust system, exhaust gases
   Four-wheel drive
   System of the CU (Traction Control)
   Wheels and tires
   Antisliding chains
   Identification of the car
   Parameters of engines
   Running parameters
   Bases of safe operation of the car
   + Weekly checks and service in way
   Operational materials and liquids
+ 1.1 Maintenance
+ 2. Engine
+ 3. Repair of DOHC engines
+ 4. Repair of the diesel engine
+ 5. Cooling system
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. The fuel and exhaust system of models with system of injection of fuel
+ 8. Exhaust system and system of decrease in toxicity of exhaust gases
+ 9. Fuel systems of the diesel engine
+ 10. Engine electrical systems
+ 11. Transmission
+ 12. Mechanical transmission
+ 13. Automatic transmission
+ 14. Power shafts
+ 15. Brake system
+ 16. Suspension bracket
+ 17. Body
+ 18. Electric equipment
+ 19. Check of malfunctions
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Control lamps of a combination of devices

GENERAL INFORMATION




Control lamp of reduction of level of liquid in a windscreen washer tank.


Control lamp of reduction of level of engine oil in an engine case.


Control lamp of reduction of level of cooling liquid.


Control lamp of serviceability of bulbs of passing and tail light.


Control lamp of serviceability of bulbs of a stoplight.


Control lamp of wear of overlays of brake shoes.


Control lamp of inclusion of turns.

Control lamp of pressure of oil.
Burns at the included ignition. Dies away after start of the engine. Can quickly light up in the mode of idling of the heated-up engine, has to go out with a bigger frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine.

At fire during the movement greasing of the engine can be interrupted that can lead to its damage or to blocking of driving wheels.



Control lamp of the tightened parking brake or too low level of brake fluid.
Burns at the included ignition if tighten the parking brake and/or level of liquid in hydraulic system of the drive of brakes norms are lower.

If lights up at the released hand parking brake: to check brake action, without creating dangerous situations for other participants of the movement.

If there is no brake action, then to stop the further movement. To ask for the help in an authorized workshop of Opel.

If brake action still exists, then it is necessary to reach with care to the nearest masterful Opel.

Go slowly and providently that in time by means of the remained brake action or by means of the hand parking brake it is at any time sure to slow down. Avoid driving on roads with a bias.

Electronic system of the engine.
Burns at inclusion of ignition. Dies away after start of the engine.
There is a switching of work of electronic system of the engine to the program of emergency operation. Continuation of the movement is possible. To address in an authorized workshop of Opel. To avoid long operation with the burning signaling device of a condition of electric equipment of the engine. Short-term single fire cannot attach significance.



Control lamp of accumulator charging. Burns at the included ignition. Dies away after start of the engine.


Control lamp of driving beam. Burns at the turned-on driving beam of headlights and at inclusion of a light signal.


Control lamp of the connected trailer.


Control lamp of the constant all-wheel drive.


Sports mode of the automatic transmission.


Control lamp of work of system of preliminary heating of the diesel engine.


Control lamp of switching off of the Traction Control system.


Anti-blocking device of the ABS brake system.


Seat belt.
System of airbags of safety.

Manual gear shifting

• = neutral situation

1-5 = transfers 1-5

= 6th transfer

Р = backing

5th transfer: switch to the right with effort against the stop.

Between 5-6 transfer: move the switching lever with effort on a straight line to the right.

With the 5th on the 4th transfer: to the left do not make effort.

Backing: at the standing car in 3 sec. after pressing of coupling pull a ring up and include transfer.

If transfer does not join: on idling turns for a short time squeeze out and release coupling, again to switch transfer.

Manual gear shifting at cars with the engine C 25 XE

• = idling

1-5 = transfers 1-5

Р = backing

5th transfer: switch to the right with effort against the stop.

With the 5th on the 4th transfer: to the left do not make effort.

Backing: at the standing car in 3 sec. after pressing of coupling pull a ring up and include transfer.

If transfer does not join: on idling turns for a short time squeeze out and release coupling, again switch transfer.

Automatic gear shifting

Р = parking

R = backing

N = neutral situation (idling)

Start of the engine only at P or N.

For inclusion of P or R pull the lever

Р: previously tighten the parking brake.

R: only at the standing car.


D = transfers 1. - 4.

3 = transfers 1. - 3.

2 = transfers 1. - 2.

1 = 1st transfer

in addition:

S = sports driving

3, 2 or 1 are used at undesirable change of transfers, for example, 4-3-4... on streets with a large number of turns.

Blocking against casual inclusion of provisions P, R, 3, 2, or 1

Extend the handle under the switching lever, 1, R: against the stop.

When switching situation with 1 on N or with R on the D handle do not extend.

Exhaust gases

The monocarbon monoxide which is a part of exhaust gases extremely is poisonous and at the same time is colourless and is not felt on a smell.

Therefore it is forbidden:

- to inhale exhaust gases;
- to leave to work the engine indoors

It is also necessary to avoid driving with an open trunk lid as at the same time exhaust gases can get to interior of the car.

Start of the internal combustion engine 18SV

Install the lever of gear shifting in neutral situation and squeeze out coupling, and on the automatic transmission, switch it to the mode of P or N. At the cold engine for its start once completely squeeze out an accelerator pedal. Turn a key in situation III.

After start for a short time press an accelerator pedal for decrease in speed of the engine.

Start at the heated engine: you hold a pedal of an accelerator pressed to a half, at the hot engine - squeeze out completely.

Start of internal combustion engines 16LZ2, H16SZ, S18NZ, S20NE, 20NE, S20HEV, S20LET, S25HE

Install the lever of gear shifting in neutral situation and squeeze out coupling, and on the automatic transmission, switch it to the mode of P or N. Do not press a pedal of an accelerator. Turn a key in situation III.

Engine turns with temperature increase of the engine will automatically decrease to idling speed.

Before restart turn a key in the ignition lock in situation • also wait 2 moment.

Start of the diesel engine 17 DR

Squeeze out coupling, акселерато ра do not press a pedal. Turn a key in situation II. When the bulb of preliminary heating goes out, turn a key in situation III.

At a temperature below +10 °C besides; at start press a pedal of an accelerator completely. When the engine starts working, slowly release an accelerator pedal.

At a temperature below -15 °C besides: increase time of preliminary warming up. Make launch of the engine in several seconds after switching off of a bulb of preliminary warming up.

Before restart turn a key in the ignition lock in situation • also wait 2 moment.

Start of the turbodiesel engine 17DT (TC4 EE1)

Install the lever of gear shifting in neutral situation and squeeze out coupling, do not press a pedal of an accelerator, turn a key in situation II. When the bulb of preliminary warming up (about 4 sec.) goes out, turn a key in situation III.

Before restart turn a key in the ignition lock in situation • also wait 2 moment.

Release of the parking brake

Raise the lever a little. Press the razblokiruyushchy button. Completely lower the lever.

The parking brake puts drum brakes of the back bridge in action. At a pulling it is fixed independently.

Car stop

1. Tighten the parking brake.

Install the lever of the choice of transfers to situation "P".
Switch off headlights, otherwise the control unit of inclusion of headlights when opening a door of the driver will include a warning sound signal.

2. Switch off the engine and take a key from the ignition lock.
3. Turn and block a steering wheel.
4. Close the car.


Service works company details and accessories of Opel, servicing.

The authorized workshop of Opel will give you help, will faultlessly carry out all works according to the instruction ми the manufacturer. Here will reliably serve your car.