Opel Vectra B

since 1995 release

Repair and operation of the car

Vektr's Opel of B
+ 1.1. Governing bodies and control devices
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Body
- 11. Electric equipment
   - 11.1. Electric equipment
      11.1.1. Introduction
      11.1.2. Technical characteristics
      11.1.3. Electric chains
      11.1.4. Detection of not closed chain
      11.1.5. Safety locks and relay
      11.1.6. Switches
      11.1.7. Bulbs of external lighting
      11.1.8. Bulbs of internal lighting
      11.1.9. Devices of external lighting
      11.1.10. Adjustment of light of headlights
      11.1.11. Combination of devices
      11.1.12. Screen wiper levers
      11.1.13. Engine of a screen wiper and draft
      11.1.14. Engine of a screen wiper of a back door
      11.1.15. Windscreen washer
      11.1.16. Radio tape recorder
      11.1.17. Loudspeakers
      11.1.18. Safety cushion
      11.1.19. Safety cushion elements
   + 11.2. Electrical circuitries
+ 12. Main malfunctions


11.1.18. Safety cushion


The safety airbag from the driver is installed as the standard equipment on all models. The safety cushion is established in the center of a steering wheel. The security system joins at inclusion of ignition and becomes more active the delay sensor which is switched on in the electronic control device. The electronic control device also operates tension devices of seat belts of forward sitting. At malfunction of a security system on a combination of devices the emergency bulb lights up.


When performing any works on the car equipped with the safety airbag during the moving and storage of a safety cushion it is necessary to observe the following precautions:

  – not to disconnect the accumulator at the working engine;
  – when performing any works on a security system or carrying out electric welding on the car deactivate a security system;
  – if the lamp of the alarm system of a security system burns, it is necessary to address immediately on service station;
  – it is necessary to transport the safety airbag separately, a bag up;
  – when transporting not to place a hand on a safety cushion;
  – not to throw a safety cushion;
  – not to sort a safety cushion;
  – to exclude hit on a safety cushion of solvents or the clearing substances;
  – not to subject a safety cushion to influence of temperature over 90 °C;
  – not to allow contact of a safety cushion with an open flame;
  – do not install on the car a safety cushion with defects or damages.

Deactivation of a security system

During the work with elements of a security system deactivate the airbag as follows:

  – switch off ignition;
  – take the ignition key from the ignition lock;
  – switch off all electric equipment;
  – remove a negative wire from the accumulator;
  – isolate the negative plug of the accumulator;
  – before performance of further works wait at least 1 minute what will allow to be discharged to the security system condenser.