Astra Merit

Discussion in 'Astra' started by Grandad, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Grandad

    Grandad Guest

    Just bought a M reg Astra Merit 1.4 Petrol 5 door hatchback this afternoon.
    Never had a Vauxhall before. Unfortunately there is no drivers hand book
    with it and I'm a bit stumped with the switches under right hand side of
    steering wheel.
    Can anyone tell me if there is a source where I can buy this drivers hand
    book. I bought a Haynes Manual for the car but it doesn't tell you what
    these various switches do.
    Any help?
    Thanks, Jim.
    Grandad, Apr 15, 2004
  2. Grandad

    Kevin B Guest

    The big one with the large red flashing light
    is the AWAK radar self destruct button.

    Titter Titter..... sorry Grandad couldn't resist.

    Kevin B
    Kevin B, Apr 15, 2004
  3. Grandad

    Grandad Guest

    "Boooooom!" You're right, I just pushed that one.
    Grandad, Apr 16, 2004
  4. You could trot down to your local dealership and ask if they can get a
    handbook for you.

    or try

    or look out for a response in this newsgroup or from
    "Alan", who seems a very helpful chap.
    Richard Murphy, Apr 16, 2004
  5. Grandad

    Grandad Guest

    Thanks Richard, I will do just that. Just found a guy in the next street
    with the same model and he put me right on a few things. He also lent ,me
    his hand book and I copied some relevant pages.
    Thanks for responding.
    Grandad, Apr 17, 2004
  6. As a matter of interest, what were the switches? - Anything to do with
    Richard Murphy, Apr 17, 2004
  7. Grandad

    Grandad Guest

    Hi Richard,
    Yes some were the lights. One was the 4 position up & down switch which
    I now know is for headlight positioning under different loads. One was the
    knurled wheel under the light switch (panel light dimmer) Horn button (both
    sides of the air bag on steering wheel) and couldn't fathom tailgate wiper
    switch. The interior light switch and rear heated window switch were also a
    problem to find.
    Now that I know where they all are, my original question seems so naive.
    Grateful to you for your interest. Regards.
    Grandad, Apr 18, 2004
  8. Grandad

    Mr Neil Guest

    I used to have a Nova with no handbook, I emailed Vauxhall from their
    website and they posted me one out free of charge, this was about 5 years
    ago (when they used to have a UK workforce) so I'm not sure whether they do
    this anymore.
    Mr Neil, Apr 29, 2004
  9. Grandad

    Alan Guest

    it is not fair to suggest that Vauxhall do not have a UK workforce. It is
    true that more cars are made abroad nowadays but they still make a lot of
    cars & vans in the UK. They also make vans for Renault & Nissan in the UK.

    Furthermore, they have a lot of UK staff at head office with a number of
    European functions run from Luton.

    They are even centralising customer care for Europe in England rather than
    sending it out to India.



    New & used Vauxhall cars & vans, servicing, repairs & parts
    Alan, Apr 30, 2004
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