Opel Astra, Zafira

Since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel Astra
+ Cars Opel Astra and Zafira
+ The operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ The 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
   Search of causes of failures of an electric equipment
   Safety locks - the general information
   The relay - the general information and check of serviceability of functioning
   Removal and installation of switches
   Replacement of lamps of external lighting and alarm devices
   Replacement of lamps of internal lighting devices
   Removal and installation of external lighting/alarm devices
   Adjustment of a direction of optical axes of headlights
   Removal and installation of a combination of devices
   Removal and installation of components of the panel of devices
   Removal and installation прикуривателя
   Removal and installation of small horns of a horn
   Removal and installation of levers (leads) of screen wipers
   Removal and installation of elements of a drive of screen wipers
   Removal and installation of components of system of washing of glasses
   Check of serviceability of functioning and regenerative repair of a heater of back glass
   Removal and audiosystem installation / the navigating block
   Removal and installation of elements of remote control by audiosystem functioning
   Removal and installation of loudspeakers
   Removal and installation of the aerial of a radio receiver
   Anticreeping system and system immobilization the engine - the general information
   The gauge of speed of movement of the car (VSS) - the general information
   System of additional safety (SRS) - the general information
   Removal and installation of elements SRS
   Schemes of electric connections - the general information
   + Basic schemes of electric connections

Safety locks - the general information

Various combinations of safety locks, breakers of a chain and fusible inserts can be applied to protection of contact chains of an electric equipment of the car.

Big safety locks (and the relay) is located on considered models of cars in the assembly block located at the left under the panel of devices. On models Astra the assembly block is behind a box for the trifles which facing should be removed preliminary from the panel, after removal of components of a box it is necessary to pull for the bottom of the block for the purpose of a conclusion its working position. On models Zafira it is enough to open a cover of the assembly block on the panel of devices.

Box extraction under trifles

Reversing of bolts of fastening of facing of a box for trifles

For transfer of the assembly block into position pull for it on itself for the bottom part

The second assembly block of safety locks / of the relay is located in an impellent compartment of the car, has a separate design and is equipped by demountable covers.

Removal of a cover from the assembly block of safety locks located in an impellent compartment

Removal of a cover from the assembly block of the main safety locks

Each separate safety lock is used for protection of any concrete electric contour or at once several contours. The identification card with the scheme of placing of safety locks in the assembly block is usually glued to a cover of the last, from its internal party.

In assembly blocks the safety locks of a compact design equipped with bayonet contacts, and if necessary easily taken by fingers from the nests in the block are used. At refusal any of electric power consumers first of all always it is necessary to check up a condition of a corresponding safety lock. Turn a key in the ignition lock in position ON and by means of a lamp-sampler probe open plugs of each of safety locks. If the lamp lights up at connection to each of plugs, hence, a safety lock as it should be. If pressure takes place only from outside food givings, means, the safety lock has fused.

Let's notice also that usually the safety lock case is made of transparent plastic through which it is easy to define a condition of a working crosspiece.

At replacement of the fused safety lock strictly watch that the prepared replaceable element corresponded on type failed. The safety locks calculated on a various nominal current strength physically can differ nothing from each other, without being thus interchangeable. Each of electric chains has various working parametres and requires various degree of protection, therefore replacement of the safety lock calculated on a certain current strength not corresponding it on parametres is fraught with the most serious consequences (up to fire occurrence). Working parametres of a safety lock (a nominal current strength) are usually designated on its plastic case colour identification (Specifications see), besides, is in addition used.

From the interior of a cover of the assembly block the special clip which use allows to facilitate procedure of extraction of a safety lock appreciably can be attached.

If the new safety lock after installation also fails at once, it is not meaningful to make its further replacement, - before it is necessary to reveal and eliminate the reason of occurrence of an overload in a chain. In most cases that appears the short circuit of connecting electroconducting caused by damage of its isolation. Spare safety locks usually are located in free колодках the assembly block.

On all models of cars considered in the Present Management additional protection of an electric equipment a maximum восемью by the main safety locks placed in the separate block equipped with a cover, fixed on a wall of the assembly block placed in an impellent compartment is provided.

Выбивание any of the main safety locks leads обесточиванию большей to an electric equipment part. Before to start replacement of the main safety locks without fail disconnect the storage battery. Replaceable main safety locks always can be got in department of deliveries on firm car repair shop Opel.

If the stereosystem established on the car is equipped by a security code before to disconnect the battery make sure that have a correct combination for audiosystem input in action! Remember that the failed main safety lock should be replaced with the replaceable calculated on the same current strength.