Opel Insignia Owners & Service Manuals

Opel Insignia: Controls

Steering Wheel Adjustment

To adjust the steering wheel:

To adjust the steering wheel:

1. Pull the lever down.

2. Move the steering wheel up or down.

3. Pull or push the steering wheel closer or away from you.

4. Pull the lever up to lock the steering wheel in place.

Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving.

Steering Wheel Controls

The infotainment system can be operated by using the steering wheel controls. See "Steering Wheel Controls" in the infotainment manual.

Heated Steering Wheel

: If equipped, press to turn on

or : If equipped, press to turn on or off. A light near the button displays when the feature is turned on.

The steering wheel takes about three minutes to start heating.

Horn

Press to sound the horn. on the steering wheel pad to sound the horn.

Windshield Wiper/Washer

With the ignition on or in ACC/

With the ignition on or in ACC/ ACCESSORY, move the windshield wiper lever to select the wiper speed.

HI : Use for fast wipes.

LO : Use for slow wipes.

INT : Use for intermittent wipes. To

INT : Use for intermittent wipes. To adjust wipe frequency, turn the band up for more frequent wipes or down for less frequent wipes.

OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.

1x : For a single wipe, briefly move the wiper lever down. For several wipes, hold the wiper lever down.

lever toward you to spray windshield : Pull the windshield wiper lever toward you to spray windshield washer fluid and activate the wipers.

The wipers will continue until the lever is released or the maximum wash time is reached. When the lever is released, additional wipes may occur depending on how long the windshield washer had been activated. See Washer Fluid for information on filling the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

Warning: In freezing weather, do not use the washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid can form ice on the windshield, blocking your vision.

Clear snow and ice from the wiper blades before using them. If frozen to the windshield, carefully loosen or thaw them. Damaged blades should be replaced. Heavy snow or ice can overload the wiper motor.

Wipe Parking

If the ignition is turned off while the wipers are on LO, HI, or INT, they will immediately stop.

If the windshield wiper lever is then moved to OFF before the driver door is opened or within 10 minutes, the wipers will restart and move to the base of the windshield.

If the ignition is turned off while the wipers are performing wipes due to windshield washing, the wipers continue to run until they reach the base of the windshield.

Rear Window Wiper/ Washer

If equipped, the ignition must be on or in ACC/ACCESSORY to operate the rear window wiper/washer.

Turn the end of the windshield wiper

Turn the end of the windshield wiper lever to operate the rear window wiper/washer.

OFF : Turns the system off.

INT : Intermittent wipes.

ON : Slow wipes.

lever forward to spray washer fluid: Push the windshield wiper lever forward to spray washer fluid on the rear window. The lever automatically returns to its original position when released.

Reverse Gear Wipes

If the rear wiper control is off, the rear wiper will automatically operate continuously when the shift lever is in R (Reverse), and the front windshield wiper is performing low or high speed wipes. If the rear wiper control is off, the shift lever is in R (Reverse), and the front windshield wiper is performing interval wipes, then the rear wiper automatically performs interval wipes.

This feature can be turned on or off.

The windshield washer reservoir is used for the windshield and rear window. Check the fluid level if either washer is not working.

Compass

The vehicle may have a compass display on the Driver Information Center (DIC). The compass receives its heading and other information from the Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna, StabiliTrak/ Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and vehicle speed information.

The compass system is designed to operate for a certain number of miles or degrees of turn before needing a signal from the GPS satellites. When the compass display shows CAL, drive the vehicle for a short distance in an open area where it can receive a GPS signal. The compass system will automatically determine when a GPS signal is restored and provide a heading again.

Clock

Set the time and date using the infotainment system. See "Time / Date" under "Settings" in the infotainment manual.

Power Outlets

Power Outlets 12-Volt Direct Current

The 12-volt power outlets can be

The 12-volt power outlets can be used to plug in electrical equipment, such as a cell phone or MP3 player.

The vehicle may have accessory power outlets:

  • Below the climate controls.
  • In the cargo area, if equipped.

Open the protective cover to use the power outlet.

The outlet is powered when the ignition is on or in ACC/ ACCESSORY, or until the driver door is opened within 10 minutes of turning off the vehicle. Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible with the accessory power outlet and could overload vehicle or adapter fuses.

If there is a problem, see your dealer.

When adding electrical equipment, be sure to follow the installation instructions included with the equipment.

Caution: Hanging heavy equipment from the power outlet can cause damage not covered by the vehicle warranty. The power outlets are designed for accessory power plugs only, such as cell phone charge cords.

Wireless Charging

The vehicle may have a wireless charging pocket outside the armrest of the center console. The system operates at 145 kHz and wirelessly charges one Qi compatible smartphone. The power output of the system is capable of charging at a rate up to 1 amp (5W), as requested by the compatible smartphone. To check for smartphone compatibility:

  • In the U.S.,
  • In Canada,
  • Or, see your dealer for details.

Warning: Wireless charging can affect the operation of an implanted pacemaker or other medical devices. If you have one, it is recommended to consult with your doctor before using the wireless charging system.

The vehicle must be on or in ACC/ ACCESSORY, or Retained Accessory Power (RAP) must be active. The wireless charging feature may not correctly indicate charging when the vehicle is in RAP.

See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 191.

The operating temperature is -20 ºC (-4 ºF) to 60 ºC (140 ºF) for the charging system and 0 ºC (32 ºF) to 35 ºC (95 ºF) for the compatible smartphone.

Warning: Remove all objects from the charging pad before charging your compatible smartphone.

Objects, such as coins, keys, rings, paper clips, or cards, between the smartphone and charging pad will become very hot. On the rare occasion that the charging system does not detect an object, and the object gets wedged between the smartphone and charger, remove the smartphone and allow the object to cool before removing it from the charging pad, to prevent burns.

To charge a compatible smartphone:

To charge a compatible smartphone:

1. Remove all objects from the charging pocket. The system may not charge if there are any objects between the smartphone and the charging pocket.

2. With the smartphone screen facing the rear of the vehicle, slowly insert the smartphone into the charging pocket until on appears on the the infotainment display. This on the infotainment display. This indicates that the smartphone is properly positioned and charging. If a smartphone is inserted into the pocket and does not display, remove the does not display, remove the smartphone from the pocket, turn it 180 degrees, and wait three seconds before inserting the smartphone into the pocket again.

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