Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 release

Repair and operation of the car

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+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 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
   18.2. General information
   18.3. Electric chains
   18.4. Detection of a faulty chain
   18.5. Safety locks and relay
   18.6. Ignition lock
   18.7. Switch of lighting and indexes of turns
   18.8. Windscreen washer/screen wiper switch
   18.9. Switches on the dashboard
   18:10. Switch of adjustment of provision of an external mirror
   18:11. Switch of the electric drive of the hatch
   18:12. The switch of illumination of salon installed in a door rack
   18:13. Switch of lighting of the luggage compartment
   18:14. Stoplight switch.
   18:15. Switch of a control lamp of the emergency brake
   18:16. Oil pressure sensor
   18:17. Lighter illumination
   18:18. Hours
   18:19. A front seat with heating
   18:20. Combination of devices
   18:21. Elements of a combination of devices
   18:22. Elements of the on-board computer
   18:23. Elements of a control and management system
   18:24. Sound signal
   18:25. Lamp of illumination of salon
   18:26. Replacement of bulbs of internal lighting
   18:27. Headlight
   18:28. Engine of the proofreader of light of headlights
   18:29. Adjustment of light of headlights
   18:30. System of reduction of intensity of light of headlights
   18:31. Forward index of turns
   18:32. Side repeater of turns
   18:33. Forward fog light
   18:34. Back lamps
   18:35. Lamp of illumination of registration plate
   + 18:36. Replacement of bulbs of external lighting
   18:37. Replacement of brushes of a screen wiper
   18:38. Screen wiper levers
   18:39. Washer jets
   18:40. Engine and drafts of a screen wiper
   18:41. Engine of a screen wiper of a back door
   18:42. Headlight screen wiper engine
   18:43. Windscreen washer tank
   18:44. Windscreen washer pump
   18:45. Unidirectional valve of a washer of headlights
   18:46. Elements of window regulators with the electric drive
   18:47. Programming of a control system of window regulators
   18:48. Elements of the central blocking of doors
   18:49. Antenna
   18:50. An antenna mast with the electric drive
   18:51. Loudspeakers
   18:52. Radio tape recorder
   18:53. Hatch drive electric motor
   18:54. Speedometer drive cable
   18:55. Anticreeping alarm system
   18:56. Elements of the anticreeping alarm system
   18:57. Safety cushion
   18:58. A safety cushion from the driver
   18:59. A steering wheel with a safety cushion
   18.60. Contact block of a safety cushion
   18.61. A safety cushion from the passenger
   18.62. A safety cushion arm from the passenger
   18.63. Control unit of safety cushions
   + 18.64. Electric circuits
+ 19. Check of malfunctions


18.5. Safety locks and relay



Arrangement of safety locks and the relay on the dashboard on the SRi model of 2,0 l

Removal of the fuse on models of 2,0 l

Fuses are intended to break off a chain when current in a chain exceeds admissible value.

Fuses are placed in the block of safety locks and the relay located under a cover from the lower right side of the dashboard (see rice. An arrangement of safety locks and the relay on the dashboard on the SRi model of 2,0 l). The arrangement of safety locks and electric chains protected by safety locks are given in inside on a cover of the block of safety locks and the relay.

Before removal of a safety lock switch off ignition. To remove a safety lock, just take it from the socket (see rice. Removal of the fuse on models of 2,0 l). The wire in a safety lock is swept easily up and will be broken off if the safety lock fused.

Always replace a safety lock with other safety lock of the same power. Each safety lock has an inscription about the size of the protected current. Never replace a safety lock more than once, without having defined the reason of its burn-out.


Relay block arrangement in a motor compartment on the SRi model of 2,0 l

The relay is an electronically controlled switch which is usually used as follows:

– the relay can switch big currents remotely from a chain in which this current flows, allowing to use thinner wires and contacts of switches;
– the relay can have more than one managing director of an entrance, unlike механичес whom the switch;
– the relay can perform function of the timer, for example, to set an interval of work of screen wipers.

If the system operated by the relay fails also a cause of defect, perhaps, the relay is, listen to operation of the relay at the included system. If the relay regularly works, then you have to hear click at its inclusion. If the relay is serviceable, then the cause of defect is concluded in elements or the connecting wires. If the relay does not work, it means that it does not receive the main power supply or the operating impulse, or the relay is faulty.

For replacement of the relay switch off ignition and, having just pulled the relay, take it from a nest and insert on its place new.

The most part of the relay is located from a reverse side of the main block of safety locks. For access to the relay unscrew screws and take the block of safety locks, moving it forward. The relay of a back screen wiper is located in a back door behind the upholstery panel.

On some models additional relays are located in the relay block installed on the left side of a motor compartment (see rice. A relay block arrangement in a motor compartment on the SRi model of 2,0 l).