Opel Vectra B

Since 1995 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel of Vektra
- 1.1. Controls and control devices
   1.2. A combination of devices
   1.3. Control bulbs
   1.4. The counter of the passed way and hours
   1.5. The Triple-Info-display
   1.6. The Multi-Info-display
   1.7. The Multi-Info-display - Check-control
   1.8. The Multi-Info-display - the Onboard computer
   1.9. Heating and ventilation system
   1.10. The conditioner
   1.11. Heating
   1.12. The electronic climate control
   1.13. System TC
   1.14. Cruise-control
   1.15. The catalyst
   1.16. A signalling device of electronic system of the engine
   1.17. System of release of the fulfilled gases
   1.18. An automatic transmission
   1.19. Instructions on driving
   1.20. Economy of fuel
   1.21. A fuel grade
+ 2. Maintenance service
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. A running gear
+ 10. A body
+ 11. An electric equipment
+ 12. The basic malfunctions

1.18. An automatic transmission

After engine start before inclusion of one of steps to press a pedal of a foot brake. Otherwise the car will start to "creep". Never to press simultaneously pedals of an accelerator and a foot brake.

Having chosen a control lever step D, you have switched a transmission to an economic mode of movement. It is possible to go by step D practically always.

By soft pressing an accelerator pedal there is an early switching on transfers to the economical expense of fuel. Manual switching of steps is necessary only in exceptional cases. To choose 3, 2 and 1 follows only when it is necessary to avoid switching on higher transfer or additional braking by means of the engine is required.

As soon as the road situation, again to choose D allows.

Automatic transmission

Positions of a control lever by automatic transmission Р, R and N

Р = a parking. Forward wheels are blocked. Transfer only at the motionless car and the included manual lay brake.

R = a backing. To include only at the motionless car.

N = neutral position or idling.

The control lever an automatic transmission can be deduced from position Р only at the included ignition and the pressed pedal of a foot brake.

The engine can be started only in position Р or N. At start in position N to press a pedal of a foot brake or to include a manual lay brake.

During switching of steps not to press an accelerator pedal.

Step D

D = constant position for normal traffic conditions on transfers with 1 on 4.

After start of the engine and inclusion D the transmission always works in a mode of economic driving.

Step 3

3 = position for traffic conditions on transfers 1, 2 and 3.

Step 2

2 = position for movement on 1st and 2nd transfers, e.g., on a mountain streamer; thus there is no switching on 3rd and 4th transfers.

Step 1

1 = a step of loading for the maximum brake effort, e.g., on abrupt descents; there is no switching above 1st transfer.

Modes of driving with electronic control

The sports mode of driving, box switches transfers at higher frequencies of rotation of a shaft of the engine:
To press button S (burns).

The economic mode, box switches transfers at lower frequencies of rotation of a shaft of the engine: to press button S repeatedly.

The help at трогании from a place: to press the button.

Engines H 18 ХЕ, Х 20XEV.X 25 ХЕ1: the automatic machine of inclusion of neutral position automatically translates a transmission in position N for reduction of the expense of fuel, e.g., during stops on traffic lights. Automatic switching in neutral position is carried out, if:

 – The control lever an automatic transmission is in position D, 3, 2 or 1 and
 – The pedal of a foot brake is pressed and
 – The car is motionless and
 – There is no pressing an accelerator pedal.

As soon as the brake is released or the accelerator pedal is pressed, the car begins as usually movement.

After start of the cold engine the program of management in working temperature quickly leads up temperature of the catalyst to the value necessary for optimum reduction of the maintenance of toxic substances in fulfilled gases, by a gear change delay (at higher frequencies of rotation of a shaft of the engine).

Adaptive programs are programs which automatically adapt a gear change for traffic conditions, for example, at trailer towing, at the big loading and on liftings.

The help at трогании from a place

At difficulties on slippery roads for трогания from a place to press the button, joins in Р, R, N, D, 3 (an inclusion signalling device–). The car will get under way on 3 transfer.

The help at трогании from a place is switched off by repeated pressing the button.

Besides, deenergizing by a way is possible:

 – A manual choice of steps 2 or 1;
 – Ignition deenergizings.

Kickdown – sharp pressing against the stop on an accelerator pedal

Pressing of a pedal of an accelerator against the stop: at speed below certain value the box is switched to lower transfer. It is applied to acceleration with use of a total power of the engine.

Additional braking by the engine

For use of brake functions of the engine at descent in due time to include 3, 2 or if that is demanded by a situation, 1.

Especially effectively brake action at a step 1. If it is included at too high speed 1 the box will continue to work on 2nd transfer until the point of transition to 1st transfer at the expense of braking will be reached.


The included step at a stop with working engine can be kept.

At a stop on slopes it is obligatory to involve a manual lay brake or to press a pedal of a foot brake. For prevention of an overheat of a transmission it is not necessary to keep on the included transfer the car on a place by increase of frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine.

At long parking, for example, in jams or on a railway crossing to stop the engine.

Before an exit from the car at first to include a manual lay brake, then to switch on Р and to take out the ignition key.

The ignition key is taken from the ignition lock only at installation of a control lever by a transmission in River position


To shake got stuck in sand, a dirt, snow or in a ditch the car for its further advancement, it is possible to switch at slightly pressed pedal of an accelerator a control lever between D and R. To hold frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine as it is possible more low and to avoid sharp pressing an accelerator pedal.

The way described above to apply only in exceptional cases.

Exact maneuvering

For exact maneuvering, for example, at car installation on parking, arrival in garage, etc., it is possible to take advantage in the way "crawling" by holiday of a pedal of a foot brake.

Not to press at all simultaneously a pedal of an accelerator and a foot brake.


The signalling device burns at the included ignition. If it does not go out after start of the engine or lights up during movement takes place to be malfunction of an automatic transmission.

In case of equipment of the car by the Multi-lnfo-display, on the display the message on malfunction „Automatik Getriebe" ("the Automatic transmission") is deduced.

The transmission is not switched any more automatically.
It is possible to continue movement. To switch transfers 1, 3 and 4 manually by means of a control lever a transmission:

1 = 1st transfer,
2 = 3rd transfer,
3 = 4th transfer,
D = 4th transfer,
N = a neutral (idling),
R = a backing,
Р = a parking.

For reason elimination to address in the authorised workshop of firm Opel. The algorithm of self-diagnostics integrated in system allows to find a cause of defect quickly.

Electrical supply infringement

Electrical supply infringement, for example, in case of the discharged accumulator room of the battery. At electrical supply infringement the conclusion of a control lever an automatic transmission from River position is impossible

Blocking removal:

1. To include a manual lay brake.
2. A cover on an acting part of a floor between forward seats to lift and turn on 90 to the right.
3. To press by means of a screw-driver the doggie forward and to deduce a control lever an automatic transmission from River position
4. A cover on an acting part of a floor between forward seats to establish into place and to fix.

Repeated transfer in position Р again will lead to lever blocking. The electrical supply cause of infringement should be eliminated in the authorised workshop of firm Opel.