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
   - 6.1. System of charging
      6.1.1. Introduction
      6.1.2. Technical characteristics
      6.1.3. Check of the accumulator
      6.1.4. Accumulator charging
      6.1.5. Accumulator
      6.1.6. Generator
   + 6.2. System of start
   + 6.3. System of ignition
   + 6.4. System of prestarting heating of diesel engines
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Body
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Main malfunctions


6. Systems of start, ignition

6.1. System of charging

6.1.1. Introduction


If the control lamp of accumulator charging does not burn at inclusion of ignition, check connection of wires to the generator and integrity of a control lamp. If the lamp still does not burn, check an electric chain from the generator to a lamp. If all electric chains are serviceable, means the generator is faulty and it should be replaced or repaired.

If the control lamp of accumulator charging burns during the operation of the engine, stop the engine and check a state and a tension of a driving belt of the generator, and also connection of wires to the generator.

Check of the regulator of tension can be made as follows.

Connect the voltmeter to poles of the accumulator and start the engine.

Increase engine turns before stabilization of indications of the voltmeter which has to show from 12 to 13 volts, but no more than 14 volts.

Include the maximum number of electric consumers (headlights, a heater of back glass, the heater fan). At the same time tension developed by the generator with the regulator of tension has to be ranging from 13 to 14 volts.

If tension does not correspond to the required sizes, worn-out brushes of the generator, weak springs of brushes, the faulty regulator of tension, the faulty diode, break of a winding of the stator or defective contact rings of a rotor can be a cause of defect.