Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 of release

Repair and car operation

Vektr A. Opel
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 1.1 Maintenance
+ 2. Engine
+ 3. Repair of DOHC engines
+ 4. Repair of the diesel engine
+ 5. Cooling system
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. A fuel and exhaust system of models with system of injection of fuel
+ 8. Exhaust system and system of fall of toxicity of exhaust gases
+ 9. Fuel systems of the diesel engine
- 10. Engine electrosystems
   10.2. General information
   10.3. Ignition system
   10.4. Check of system of ignition
   10.5. Rules of care of the accumulator
   10.6. Accumulator check
   10.7. Battery charging
   10.8. Accumulator
   10.9. Charging system
   10.10. Generator
   10.11. Driving belt of the generator
   10.12. Removal and generator installation
   10.13. Generator brushes
   10.14. BOSCH generator
   10.15. Small-sized DELCO-REMY generator
   10.16. System of start of the engine
   10.17. Starter
   10.18. Removal and starter installation
   10.19. Ignition coil
   10.20. Cover and rotor of the distributor of ignition
   10.21. Distributor of ignition (SOHC model)
   10.22. Distributor of ignition (DOHC model)
   + 10.23. Repair of the distributor of ignition
   10.24. Check and adjustment of a corner of an advancing of ignition
   10.25. Fine tuning of the moment of ignition under a used grade of fuel
   10.26. Electronic modules
   10.27. Elements MSTS-i
   10.28. Sensor of speed/provision of a cranked shaft (model of 1,8 l)
   10.29. Motronic system elements
   10.30. Sensor of a detonation (DOHC model)
   10.31. DIS module
   10.32. Sensor of phases of a camshaft (HE C20 engine)
   10.33. System of prestarting heating
   10.34. Glow plugs
+ 11. Transmission
+ 12. Mechanical transmission
+ 13. Automatic transmission
+ 14. Power shafts
+ 15. Brake system
+ 16. Suspension bracket
+ 17. Body
+ 18. Electric equipment
+ 19. Check of malfunctions

10.9. Charging system


If the control lamp of a battery charging does not burn at ignition inclusion, 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 генерато ра 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 a battery charging burns at operation of the engine, stop the engine and check a condition and a tension of a driving belt of the generator, and also connection of wires to the generator.

Check of a 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 should show from 12 to 13 volts, but no more than 14 volts.

Include the maximum number of electric consumers (a headlight, a heater of back glass, the heater fan). Thus tension, вырабаты vayemy the generator with a regulator of tension should be in limits from 13 to 14 volts.

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