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ken, Merseyside

Ford Focus C-Max

how do i find sat nav code radio fine cd fine but no sat nav 2009 c max Thanks

Submitted: 29/05/2017 18:21:26 | ID: 141618

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ron williams, Gwynedd

Vauxhall Combo

turbo works fine as long as i dont hit the accelerator down hard then it will cut out swich engine off and onand turbo is back on changed airflow meter and map sensor and cleaned egr valve please help

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Did you ever find out what the problem was? Mine's doing the same albeit the engine doesn't cut out, just no turbo power. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 11/03/2015 22:26:41 | ID: 113187

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j edwardson, Cheshire

Vauxhall Astra

When my hood failed about8yrs ago ( no fault detected) it was fixed by unplugging a connection in the boot and resetting the system. My roof has recently failed once again. Which connection do I unplug to reset it?

Submitted: 29/05/2017 15:53:11 | ID: 141615

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carl, Cardiff

Peugeot 508

My media centre will not come on half the time. If it comes on its fine but when i go into a shop or stop for petrol & come back out its off & wont come back on. Any ideas on this please ?

Submitted: 29/05/2017 15:46:16 | ID: 141614

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g smith, East Ayrshire

KIA Picanto

I have 2000year picante the speedometer has stopped working along with mile ometer what is likely cause george

Submitted: 29/05/2017 15:30:21 | ID: 141613

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Jerry, Worcestershire

Renault Megane Scenic

Can anyone tell me the location of the multi-timer unit that controls the intermittent rate of the front & rear wipers? My rear wiper doesn't work at all, although the front ones do in all switch positions (intermittent, slow & fast). I have tried changing the stalk & the rear motor to no avail, and recently remembered that when I bought the car I had the problem checked by the selling garage who told me they could trace the power as far as this unit. They didn't tell me where it was on the vehicle!! If I can locate it I believe the problem can be sorted by bypassing this unit to make the wiper continuous , instead of intermittent, when switched on.

Submitted: 29/05/2017 13:59:49 | ID: 141611

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Victor, Zimbabwe

Nissan NP300

I have a single cab NP300 with a TD27 engine. Recently its giving issues with starting. It gives clicking sounds. Also yesterday i noticed that when i step on the brakes the dashboard is lighting up. What could be the cause of my issues?

Submitted: 29/05/2017 13:36:42 | ID: 141609

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D J McIntyre, Lanarkshire

Citroen C5 2001

I have a Citroen C5 and the speedometer gives the wrong reading but the rev counter is okay. I have been told it`s a sensor on the gearbox but I can`t find it. Also I`ve been told that the sensor is behind the speedo, does anyone know?

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Hi ya. I had the same thing happen to my 2003 c5 hdi. You can test to see if you speedos stepper motor if faulty by changing it with the one on the rev counter. Sounds tricky as the clocks have to be removed and taken apart but believe me its very very very easy. All you need to remove the clocks are 2 credit cards or in my case a subway loyalty card and an AA card, lol. Sit in the driver’s seat and lower the steering wheel and pull it out as far as it will go. Now on the clocks around the clock glass there is a black plastic trim, At the bottom of that trim you will see 2 small dimples / indents (1 either side along the bottom) Now push your cards under them dimples (1 card under each) push them till they wont go any more. Now that has realised the clocks, just hold the 2 reset buttons that stick out of the speedo glass (the ones you use to zero your trip meter and so on) Now just slowly pull the set of clocks forward (they should come out very easy, takes under a min) Now the clocks are out you just need to realise the clip and remove the wiring plug from the clocks, you will soon work out how the plug comes off. Now take the clocks inside along with your screw driver set and you all ready to go. You will see some screws on the back of the dials, Remove them and remove the back, now you will see the other bit is clipped around the outside, Prise them apart with a flat screwdriver, don’t be scared, it won’t break. Once the clocks are apart pull the needle off the speedo and rev counter, now turn the clocks over again and you will see the 2 stepper motors for the speedo and rev counter (they are right behind where you pulled the needles off) There are 2 little plastic tags that gently need to be spread then the motors can be pulled out, Just swap the speedo one for the rev counter one and put it all back together. I know it sound tricky and hard when you read it but believe me it’s so easy, First time i done it only took me half hour from start to finish. I ended up getting a new stepper motor off eBay for £23. That would be the best way to see if your speedo is faulty of the speed sensor. I am not sure where the speedo sensor is on the c5 though. I know on some French motors the speedo picks up the speed from the abs sensors or traction control sensors. Let me know how you got on. Kind regards Adam Fenn from Norfolk

Mine was exactly the same, the speedo still moved, but it was showing 10 mph out all the time. All I did was remove the clocks then moved the pointer manually to the zero mph position and it’s been ok ever since. Hope this helps. Steve from Durham

Perfect instructions! Mine was even easier ... no screws just clips, so good to have such clear and concise instructions, Thank you very much. Cric from Gwynedd Cric Peters from Gwynedd

Perfect instructions! Mine was even easier ... no screws just clips, so good to have such clear and concise instructions, Thank you very much. Cric from Gwynedd Cric Peters from Gwynedd

Thanks for the advice for the faulty speedometer. Readjusted the pointer, secured with a small drop of glue. Put back together, checked over several runs and speedometer reading seems accurate. Great advice, saved loads of money and time going to garages Alan Griffiths from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 21/01/2013 12:08:43 | ID: 88959

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Keith, Ireland

Ssangyong Rexton

Hi my 06 Renton was finding it hard to stArt especially In The morning. The battery was goi g dead i the mornings so i jumped it of the van and away sbe would go. I thought it was the battery. So I changed the battery and now it won't start at all it turns over Strong but just won't fire. Any help greatly appriated. Thank you

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Do you have a warning lights showing (orange key indicates immobiliser)? If not check the engine is getting fuel. Mick from Portugal

Hi Keith, I've a 2007 rexton and the same thing has happened mine!! Battery went flat, changed it now it just cranks over! The orange key immobiliser light is on in my dash but have had the keys tested and its married into the ecu ok! Just wondering did you get yours going again and if so what did you do to fix it?? Cheers Calvin from County Down

Submitted: 05/03/2017 18:50:41 | ID: 139525

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David Abbott, England

Nissan Micra C+C

One of the gas struts in the boot of my wife’s Nissan Micra C+C has failed, making it very heavy to lift (almost impossible for her). Our local dealer has quoted £90 for a pair of gas struts plus £650 in labour to replace them. They say the whole of the roof mechanism has to be removed! I can’t believe Nissan would make it that difficult and I noticed someone said that he had changed them on his daughter’s car. Can anyone offer information/advice on how difficult or easy it actually is and maybe point me in the direction of some instructions? Thanks.

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Hi, I have the same problem with my micra c+c... Dealers have quoted me the same.. I've been holding mine up with a broom handle, I'm sure it would decapitate my head if my broom fails.. Anyhow I've been to a local garage.. They gave me a price for part... But carnt give me a price on fitting as they say they will have to remove backseats it's a big job... So I won't no the price until they have finished the job, which isn't much good to me, I need to know the price before hand, so I've looked on eBay can get struts £24 for 2... It also shows how to fit, which takes the guy 5 mins, looks very easy for a fella anyway.. So I would also love a reply, as I think as a woman knowing nothing about cars, there trying to rip me off... Cheers Belinda :-( Belinda from South Yorkshire

Was having same problem as David with my 04 Nissan micra. My husband bought the struts on eBay and watched how to fit them on YouTube (he's not a mechanic) , a five min job at a cost of £20. only tools needed was a screw driver. Now working perfectly. Colette . Co. Mayo. Ireland Colette from Ireland

Was having same problem as David with my 04 Nissan micra. My husband bought the struts on eBay and watched how to fit them on YouTube (he's not a mechanic) , a five min job at a cost of £20. only tools needed was a screw driver. Now working perfectly. Colette . Co. Mayo. Ireland Colette from Ireland

just removed one from my wifes car to get part number. Removed rear seat base(pulls off but tight)two bolts to remove back cushion.. Pull back drivers door seal enough to get at the plastic panel which I removed . Then open the boot and support the boot. use a screwdriver to prise off the locking clip and prise the pin out. Back into the car and use a small screwdriver to unclip the swivel joint. The strut should be off now. When I get them I will refit this one first and then start on the other side. It takes more than 5 mins. more like 30 mins to 1 hr each side. I am a mechanic and couldn't do it that quick robert from Durham

Submitted: 10/09/2013 11:59:40 | ID: 54218

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Patricia davies, Merseyside

Peugeot 308

Car radio making a humming noise & not coming on also the mileage clock has changed from miles to kilometres , how to resolve this problem

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Hi there. I'm having same problem with my 308. Did you get answer to the problem you could share with me? Thanks. Craig Craig from Clackmannanshire

Hi, I'm getting exactly the same problem. Did you find a fix? Cassie from Somerset

Submitted: 07/04/2017 18:41:35 | ID: 140482

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Sam Badejo, England

Citroen C4 Picasso 2007

My little girl pressed something in my Citroen C4 Picasso and now the side mirrors that easily open up when the car is opened now do not open up. The lights by the mirror are now on and I now drive with the side mirrors folded up. Please can anybody tell me what I can do? Thanks.

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On the driver’s door there is a a switch that slides to select left or right wing mirror. It has been moved towards you. From the central position push it away from you and nor from England.

Thank you Mark James - Just had the missus in a panic on the phone. Your solution works! Chaz P from England

Wel, isn't the internet great - ask a question and someone will have had the same problem. I just experienced the same problem with my C4 and thought I had to god to the Car Service. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience. tjalfefar@gmail.com from Denmark

Thank you very much,i had the same issue and googled.Saw your answer and everything it's ok now,blessings Ida from Albania

Submitted: 16/07/2013 16:23:59 | ID: 66086

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Vincent, Wrexham

Citroen DS3

I was driving home and at a round about when I went to set off, the car beeped at me and said on the screen (I think), 'Clutch fully down'. I tried to recreate this but I haven't managed to do so, does anyone have any reason for this?

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Hi Vincent It's part of the start/stop system it does it to me some times . You need to fully put your foot down on the clutch to restart it again . Hope this helps Chrissy Chrissy cotterill from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 18/02/2017 13:57:15 | ID: 139009

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Frank West, Cheshire

Ford Focus C-Max

I found it difficult to rev the car , its hard to start ihad to cluch down and press the accelerator everytime to start the car this has been the normal routine, but lately, it runs when starts perfect, but it don't give a nice rev sound what i hear when i try reving is like something wrong with the manifold (inside) or the throttle motor and it also stalls when i first start the car in the morning or anytime and it began working normally after like twenty mins . please i ned help cos this car is nice i have had it for 9 months and still wanna keep it

Submitted: 28/05/2017 22:06:08 | ID: 141601

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richard, Argyll and Bute

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

hi need help. have problems starting. I have put a new filter on and still wont start, it will only start if I bleed everything then runs for 2 or 3 minutes and stops. I have tried looking for sender unit and fuel pipes coming out of the tank with no look. could someone please help and give advice. thanks very much. Richard.

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Are you using the correct procedure for priming the fuel line? Air bleed slackened off, pump until stiff? Sounds like you still have air in the system. I'm assuming it ran perfectly fine before the filter change? Paul from Cambridgeshire

hi Paul, sorry I was not clear , the problem started before I changed the filter , that's why I changed it, thinking it was the filter. I had stopped to wait for a ferry, then she took some time to start again. after that it got worse. then it got to the stage where it would not start at all. that's when I put the new filter on thinking it was that. richard from Argyll and Bute

Ok, could be any number of things, including an air leak in the fuel line. When it stops, check the filter for air. Another thing to check is the EGR valve, which should be closed for starting. I assume no engine check light, but are there any unusual warning lights during run, before it dies? Check for proper vacuum at the pump and check for leaks on vacuum lines and actuators etc. Difficult to be more specific without further diagnostic info. Paul from Cambridgeshire

thanks Paul , I will try the things you have said. one other thing does the tank have to be removed to get to the fuel pump assembly and main hose connection. richard from Argyll and Bute

Yes, I'm afraid so, but do some pressure checks at the engine bay end first, before deciding to drop the tank. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 24/05/2017 16:30:28 | ID: 141511

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Sam Godfrey, England

Ford Transit Connect 2006

I have a Ford Transit Connect 2006 plate. The display dash flickers, no speedo reading, no fuel gauge reading, no rev counter reading and no temp gauge reading. The internal light flickers and relays behind the glove compartment clicks. Everything runs as normal when this happens. Does anyone know what the problem might be?

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Had the same problem, dash flickers, no gauges work. I took it to Ford, new speedo fitted and programmed into van memory costing £900. Ford recognised this fault on the Focus and will repair them cheap, but sorry not on the Connect. Peter Fotheringham from Fife and Kinross Shires

Peter im afraid your clocks were fine. You just had bad connection too and have been fobbed off. nik from Kent

I have a 56 plate connect . My dash lights went and all the rest of instrument panel . It was dust and a loosened plug in . Which is located behind the speedo panel at the back . unclip it , which can be a bit tricky . There are 2 clip on them , then give it a blow out and the check . A small paint brush can bet used. Rather than your spit lol . Good luck , hope this helps you , out . Blue from East Sussex

Submitted: 25/02/2014 08:56:06 | ID: 62069

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Gordon Casey, United States of America

Jaguar XF

Battery low warning for key bob, changed battery (twice) key bob does not work. Does the bob need to be reprogram, if so how? 2012 Jaguar XF Thank you.

Submitted: 28/05/2017 20:27:54 | ID: 141598

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Paul, Kent

Peugeot 3008

My tail gate and boot lid are both shut tight but I get a message saying boot open on my dash and in turn I am unable to use the central locking via the key to lock it (just clicks like its not engaging) any ideas please?

Submitted: 28/05/2017 18:56:16 | ID: 141597

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Dean, Lancashire

Citroen Dispatch

fault when van is locked after 5 min the wipers and lights come on why

Submitted: 28/05/2017 14:23:27 | ID: 141596

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catherine, Greater London

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a VX Meriva with the "suicide" doors. Twice now I have driven off and the back doors have not been closed properly and they have swung open and caused considerable damage to parked cars and the doors themselves have to be replaced as they crumple back like sardine cans on impact. Does the Meriva have an alert sound or light to advise that a door is still open before you take off as mine obviously doesn't! Can anyone assist on this. Thanks

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Assuming things are working correctly on your vehicle, you should get an audible alarm sound and the display between the rev counter and odometer should show a doors open image. If you are not getting either, then you have a fault with the car that needs looking into. Ken from Suffolk

Submitted: 20/05/2017 08:35:50 | ID: 141404

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Eugene McLaughlin, Ireland

Skoda Superb

Hi Guys, my car ,2010 superb ,went away to get the alternator repaired, a couple of weeks after the repair I noticed the a/c compressor not kicking in, the light on the climate control comes on but compressor doesnt, I checked the refrigerant ( refrigeration engineer) and it is ok but presures not dropping when a/c turned on. Has anyone got any ideas other than replace the compressor Eugene

Submitted: 28/05/2017 13:08:40 | ID: 141594

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tony ayres, Cambridgeshire

Toyota Yaris

I was in traffic stopped for around 3 minutes fan came on and after another 3 minutes beeps started so I put my engine fan on then cars started to move I put my foot down to move away and my engine had stopped can you tell me if this is a safety thing I have never had it happen on my other cars ,

Submitted: 28/05/2017 11:17:11 | ID: 141593

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daz, Gwent

Citroen Nemo

hello all, I have a citroen nemo 1.3 hdi 75 box van. now whilst driving along . I seemed to lose power. with my foot flat down on accelerator. the van just didn't seem to go anywhere & the engine management light come on. I turned the ignition off & started the van again. the engine management light remains on but I have some power back but not great. ive had the rac out who plugged in his gadget which states the following. System Type: ENGINE SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC & INFORMATION Name: FHZ - MAGNETI MARELLI 8DF3 - 1.3L - 55 (75) DTC: P0238,Turbocharging pressure regulation. now the rac engineer pointed to what I now know to be the turbo control valve which he said was the turbo pressure sensor. located just behind the drivers side headlight . bolted to the body with 2 x bolts opp the turbo. I took it off & took it apart. removed the small sponge & cleaned it & put it back together. there is good vacumn & made no difference. ive also read that the map sensor can cause such problems that ive had. I have ordered one & would appreciate if someone can tell me where I need to look to find it. I would also appreciate any views on the fault diagnosis & remedy. thankyou

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Had same issue with mine not long after I had new timing chain fitted costing £1200 when van only has 90k on clock ha was told to change turbo £800 later still never fixed problem so fitted new maf sensor £80 still nothing so had guy out reset waste gate on turbo which did give me power back at least but now stalls and says low oil pressure, simple fact is these vans are cheap and nasty every time I fix a fault another one comes up don't waste money guessing on parts you will be forever buying them steven banner from Durham

hi, thanks for reply. in the end, I booked a mobile mechanic online. ( clickmechanic ) or something like that. before doing so. I had changed fuel filter, cleaned both egr valve & map sensor, checked glow plugs with multimeter. however despite all this, I was having plenty of revs at idle but losing power under load. I was left stooped and thought well for the sake of £41 for a mobile mechanic to diagnose the problem it was worth doing and atleast I then knew what the problem was. I booked online & entered my credit card details & the £41 charge is when mechanic has been. james turned up right on time. got his gadgets out & went to work. it took him under 10 mins to find the cause of the problem. he came & got me & showed me the fault and you would not have believed it to be something so simple. he said the fault is common on the nemo . I could have got my own part but whilst james was there & with all the tools at hand I was happy for him to carry out the repair. I agreed an additional £41 which included fitting & part and now my van goes like a rocket . in all. im very happy . ive gained some gr8 knowledge from james the mechanic and I think a total charge of £82 is great value for money compared to what a garage would have charged & of course you don't have the hassle of finding a garage, taking it there & picking it up etc. finally, what I would say to anyone having problems with their vehicle. regardless on whether you use a garage or mobile mechanic. always try to put atleast a deposit or partial charge on a credit card. the charge must be paid off in full when payment is due & in turn any further problems related to the same issue is then covered by your credit card company. so if after paying, you then have further problems. contact your credit card company, place the transaction into dispute & then your card provider works with you in getting a repair & they bear the cost. daz from Gwent

Submitted: 27/04/2017 21:21:18 | ID: 140966

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Michael Kirk, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra 2007

My Vauxhall Vectra`s dash light, speedo, rev counter and petrol gauge have stopped working on the dashboard. The indicators work but there are no lights on the dashboard. The warning light of open boot is on all the time although it`s closed. Can anyone help?

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Hi, I had this problem so did my mate. We both cleared it by pressing the mileometer back to 0000 hold it down for a few seconds with the ignition on... it worked for us and in 5 years it never happened again.. Good luck Del Star from Norfolk

Just to let you know the garage removed fuse number 17 and replaced it and everything is working cost £10 Michael Kirk from Yorkshire

I can say that this works. I had the same problem and on seeing what had been said previously I tried it, it worked, good advice. Many thanks Paul Farmer from Durham

I have this problem on my 52 plate Vectra C; sometimes I click the hazards on after about 10 seconds or so then everything works again Mike from Shropshire

Hi. What can I say. I was quoted with £100’s to remove the dash and replace PCB’s but thought, no, I will live it. Read the advice on resetting the trip meter with the ignition on and problem solved, I love these forums. Massive thanks Richard Southgate from Essex

Had exactly this same problem recently when on holiday in Cornwall. Suddenly no instrumentation except the boot open light. The AA man said it was probably the Body Control Module having a strop for some reason. He had seen it on Vauxhalls and Fords. He disconnected the battery power terminal and let it alone for 5 minutes then reconnected it. Turned ignition on (but did not start the engine) and left it on for a couple of minutes. Then turned the key and started the engine and all lights back to normal again. He said he had just rebooted the BCM as you would a computer. It’s been ok since. Anthony from Essex

I have had this problem for a few days with my clocks not working and only my door open light showing. I read this forum and thought I’d try after getting quoted £50 to get a diagnostic test done and fuse check to find the problem. This sounds quite daft, but it really does work - reset your miles trip tO 000000. Try it yourself, you’ve nothing to lose. John Roberts from Cheshire

This defo helps. I live in East Sussex and I was visiting my nan yesterday in Hertfordshire. When I got there my car was fine but on the way back I realised all the lights were off and the speedometer/fuel gauge too. Car was running as normal so I went to Evans Halshaw in Borehamwood to see if they can help me as I had no idea what the problem was. Evan Halshaw refused to help saying they are very busy and nobody can take a look, I will have to book an appointment to come back. I told them I don’t live in the area and I just want to be sure if it is safe to drive on motorway. Anyways I came out of that and Googled the issue on my iphone and I read this thread. I tried to reset the mileage (tripmeter) with the ignition on and it worked straightaway. Thanks guys for sharing this because I dont know how much Vauxhall would have charged me for this. These kind of online forums are a big help. Cheers everyone. Advise - Please try this if you face the same problem as it worked for me J Singh from England

After calling an auto electrician and being told we could be looking at £200 plus, we tried this and it worked. Thank you we are so pleased. Ali Vaughan from Wrexham

Yip, zeroing the speedo trip counter to zero done the trick for my 57 plate Vectra. I now have the door open light off and the rev counter and speedo and fuel gauges are all working again. How easy would have it have been for a garage to rip someone off with this eh lol... Mark Kirk from Clackmannanshire

Yep, I just had similar symptoms, but mine was the "Door Open" rather than the "Boot lid open" light, permanently on even when the ignition was switched off. I switched on the ignition, depressed the brake pedal and the trip button simultaneously and the instrument panel immediately came back to life. No more having to guess my speed when going past speed cameras anymore! Many thanks. Jimbo Jim Jim from Cornwall

Hi all, my Vectra c 1 .8 sri 2006 had no internal dash board lights and I thought the worst. My Vauxhall dealer had never heard of it before and said they would have to put it on a tester at a cost of £50.00. No thank you, I said. I came home and found this forum site and after taking on board all comments I went back to the disabled, lifeless car and pressed the mileage tripometer in and low and behold the lights came back on! I cannot believe it, thank you to all. Chris Davies from Warwickshire

Mine was same, it was just a loose fuse after I checked battery. Dont’ panic it seems worse when it happens, but it is not too bad. Jonathan Reid from Northern Ireland

Nice one lads, just had the same problem with my 57 plate diesel Vectra. It had no lights on or dials working apart from the boot open and door open lights on, pressed in the mileometer button and boom all working again hahahahahaha! Gotta love these forums :) Ryan from England

Hi guys. Had the same problem on my 58 plate vauxhall Vectra, I would like to thank this forum for saving me money and resolving the issue. I started the ignition presses reset on the mileage reader and it worked fantastic. Thank you all S Choudry from London

Brilliant. I just reset the mileage and voila all lights were back on and all meters started working normally, as they needed a bit of sleep I think :) :). Thank you very much to this forum who’ve advised brilliantly. Harman Singh from Berkshire

Thanks for your advice Del, Works a treat! Lucky Dick from West Yorkshire

Hi, my new Vauxhall Vectra just had this problem, no dash dials working, only the boot lid light staying on. I`ve just done what everyone else has done and to my surprise it`s worked. Thanks to this forum you have just saved me £400 because it was booked in to Steels Vauxhall to have it fixed. marcus from East Sussex

I had this problem this morning an didn't have a clue what was wrong with it. Then I found this forum an glad I did. Saved me money. Thanks. Katie Morris from Blaenau Gwent

I had this problem this morning an didn't have a clue what was wrong with it. Then I found this forum an glad I did. Saved me money. Thanks. Katie Morris from Blaenau Gwent

Hi, I had this problem, I took the car into the garage where we had bought it and they didn't have a clue! I tried what it said on this page and it worked a treat. Alan from Merseyside

I had exactly the same problem today on my 57 vectra an just pressed the trip and its all back working fine thanks to this forum didnt coz a penny :-) Natalie from Essex

I had exactly the same problem today on my 57 vectra an just pressed the trip and its all back working fine thanks to this forum didnt coz a penny :-) Natalie from Essex

Hi. I have had the same. Got in the car and all Instruments failed to start. I have reset milometer. Clicked hazard lights. Disconnected battery for 30 minutes and it WAS working....Until this morning. I am concerned a garage will charge me hundreds of pounds to look at this. Please help. Aron from West Sussex

Hi. I have had the same. Got in the car and all instruments failed to start. I have reset mileometer, clicked hazard lights, disconnected battery for 30 minutes and it WAS working....until this morning. I am concerned a garage will charge me hundreds of pounds to look at this. Please help. Aron from West Sussex

Hiya lads I've got same problem my dashboard dosent work at all when I turn the ignition on the only light I get is engine management? Then I turn the car over and it goes off and the car drives fine :/ it's been like this for about 6 months. At first it came on and off then hasn't came back on since!! Tried fuses, disconnected battery done everything but I'm thinking it's a loose wire some were. Thanks in advance greg Greg from Wiltshire

Hiya lads I've got same problem my dashboard dosent work at all when I turn the ignition on the only light I get is engine management? Then I turn the car over and it goes off and the car drives fine :/ it's been like this for about 6 months. At first it came on and off then hasn't came back on since!! Tried fuses, disconnected battery done everything but I'm thinking it's a loose wire some were. Thanks in advance greg Greg from Wiltshire

Hiya lads I've got same problem my dashboard dosent work at all when I turn the ignition on the only light I get is engine management? Then I turn the car over and it goes off and the car drives fine :/ it's been like this for about 6 months. At first it came on and off then hasn't came back on since!! Tried fuses, disconnected battery done everything but I'm thinking it's a loose wire some were. Thanks in advance greg Greg from Wiltshire

Hi Greg. You have to accept your instrument cluster has gone. I bought a second hand one from a breakers yard and had it clocked back to original mileage. It`s been perfect since. Here is the link for the breakers Greg. They post / deliver to wherever you are. Also they are very cheap! All parts guaranteed for 6 months. Just enter reg, then part needed. Withina few hours you will have the quotes. www.breakeryard.com Don't pay someone to instal your cluster....watch YouTube as it is so simple to install a cluster, trust me. Hope this helps. Aron Aron from West Sussex

You`re a legend, my dashboard has been off for about 8 months and it`s fixed just like that, cheers mate Greg from Wiltshire

Aye, my instrument panel died this morning, no revs, fuel gauge or anything! I tried resetting the trip mileage to zero and WALLAH . . . it's working again! try it - good luck. Previously I had gone through all the fuses and relays and was quite dispirited. Anthony Vincent from Aberdeenshire

I HAD THIS PROBLEM HAPPEN TO ME TRAVELING BACK FROM A TRIP IN MANCHESTER TO FALKIRK...I TRIED WHAT WAS SUGGESTED IE TRIED RESETTING THE TRIP MILEAGE AND IT DID NOT WORK FOR ME , THEN I TRIED THE PRESSING THE BRAKE AT THE SAME TIME AS RESETTING THE TRIP MILEAGE STILL NO JOY......SO I DECIDED TO TRY ANTHONY FROM ESSEX (STAR GUY) ADVICE AND DISCONNECTED THE MAIN BATTERY (RED) CABLE AND LEFT IT FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES RECONNECTED AND WOAH AND BEHOLD IT WORKED PERFECT FOR ME SO THERE IS THE FIRST TO TRY . 1. TRY RESETTING THE TRIP MILEAGE IF IT WORKS GREAT..... IF NOT 2. DISCONNECT THE BATTERY AND LEAVE FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES BEFORE RECONNECTING. REMEMBER TO HAVE KEYS OUT OF IGNITION WHEN DOING THIS. Jimmy Togher from Falkirk

I HAD THIS PROBLEM HAPPEN TO ME TRAVELING BACK FROM A TRIP IN MANCHESTER TO FALKIRK...I TRIED WHAT WAS SUGGESTED IE TRIED RESETTING THE TRIP MILEAGE AND IT DID NOT WORK FOR ME , THEN I TRIED THE PRESSING THE BRAKE AT THE SAME TIME AS RESETTING THE TRIP MILEAGE STILL NO JOY......SO I DECIDED TO TRY ANTHONY FROM ESSEX (STAR GUY) ADVICE AND DISCONNECTED THE MAIN BATTERY (RED) CABLE AND LEFT IT FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES RECONNECTED AND WOAH AND BEHOLD IT WORKED PERFECT FOR ME SO THERE IS THE FIRST TO TRY . 1. TRY RESETTING THE TRIP MILEAGE IF IT WORKS GREAT..... IF NOT 2. DISCONNECT THE BATTERY AND LEAVE FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES BEFORE RECONNECTING. REMEMBER TO HAVE KEYS OUT OF IGNITION WHEN DOING THIS. Jimmy Togher from Falkirk

Well I be darned, the internet never ceases to amaze me for answers .. The dash on my 2007 Vectra went off completely and I tried pressing the milometer and pressing the brake at the same time and it worked ... Thanks for the great answers Andy from Bedfordshire

Well I be darned, the internet never ceases to amaze me for answers .. The dash on my 2007 Vectra went off completely and I tried pressing the milometer and pressing the brake at the same time and it worked ... Thanks for the great answers Andy from Bedfordshire

I have 2005 diesel Vectra my dashboard diels works for hours then they stop woking for days would anyone have a remmonday for this fault hanks neal from North Lanarkshire

I have 2005 diesel Vectra my dashboard diels works for hours then they stop woking for days would anyone have a remmonday for this fault hanks neal from North Lanarkshire

Cheers Guys. Have driven from Scarborough with no instruments, have seen the resolves here and the mileometer press worked for me. If only I had been able to see this page, it would have saved me so much stress. Wal from Surrey

Cheers Guys. Have driven from Scarborough with no instruments, have seen the resolves here and the mileometer press worked for me. If only I had been able to see this page, it would have saved me so much stress. Wal from Surrey

Unbelievable .... Pressed the zero counter and problem Fixed ..... Thanks everyone Peter brown from Falkirk

Hi. Had this issue with a 2003 Vectra C, the dash display used to drop out all of the time, sometimes completely gone. It turned out it was the connection at the rear of the display, fixed it by doing the below: Fixed it by taking out the instrument cluster and getting rid of the push down clip that makes the plug push in. Search for "Opel and Vauxhall Vectra "C" Dashboard/Instruments Panel Removal" by uploader "DIY Maintenance and REpair Guide" - this shows how to get the cluster out. All you need to take out are two screws under the wheel (can only access one at a time), then follow the instructions (took me about 5 minutes). Once you get the cluster out there is a connection at the right hand side, push down the tab then release the clip and pull out the plug. Then I cleaned it with contact cleaner, if you don`t have any don't worry too much. The black push down part needs to come off - push it back to the top position and you will see there are slots that line up so that it can come off. Slip a tiny screwdriver under each side to pop it off, then push the plug in all the way. (Without the clip it lets it go in further, I did take it out and just clean it first but it didn't fix the issue). Once you have pushed it all the way back in, secure it with a cable tie or something else. Hope that helps somebody else. Cheers, Will Will from Australia

Being a cynic, I wasn't expecting a result particularly but wow !! Unbelievable !! My dash lights went out last night and I thought I'd spend a fair bit of Saturday trying to get it sorted. I came across these answers and thought "oh well, nothing to lose." I promptly went out to the car, turned on the ignition, pushed and held the trip reset and lo and behold, fixed !! Thanks very much to those who take the time to help others by writing these posts, much appreciated. John Morris from Cheshire

Being a cynic, I wasn't expecting a result particularly but wow !! Unbelievable !! My dash lights went out last night and I thought I'd spend a fair bit of Saturday trying to get it sorted. I came across these answers and thought "oh well, nothing to lose." I promptly went out to the car, turned on the ignition, pushed and held the trip reset and lo and behold, fixed !! Thanks very much to those who take the time to help others by writing these posts, much appreciated. John Morris from Cheshire

I have an Astra mk4 1.7 tdi 52 reg, I had the same problem no indicators ,dash light and speedo, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, hazard light, auto wipers rear window heater interior lights fog light. All that went and I checked the fuses ,relays , changed the multi timer, changed the dash board, reboot the car system, nothing worked for two weeks, then my daughter called the AA, and the AA man checked my car and found that one fuse was missing and it was fuse slot number 22, its 15A that was causing all that problems, what happened was my break light went and I tried to change it with a new pulp and something sparked so I went to check the fuse box under the dash board I must put the fuse in different place and that caused the problem, the fuse numbers in the manual book, so Always check if any fuse missing or blowing. I thought it might help people with similar problem and good luck sally from Cheshire

I have an Astra mk4 1.7 tdi 52 reg, I had the same problem no indicators ,dash light and speedo, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, hazard light, auto wipers rear window heater interior lights fog light. All that went and I checked the fuses ,relays , changed the multi timer, changed the dash board, reboot the car system, nothing worked for two weeks, then my daughter called the AA, and the AA man checked my car and found that one fuse was missing and it was fuse slot number 22, its 15A that was causing all that problems, what happened was my break light went and I tried to change it with a new pulp and something sparked so I went to check the fuse box under the dash board I must put the fuse in different place and that caused the problem, the fuse numbers in the manual book, so Always check if any fuse missing or blowing. I thought it might help people with similar problem and good luck sally from Cheshire

Guys i had problem with this for years.Nothing helps and trust me i tryied everything,just go to this guys and problem solwed for 100pounds in one day :) Enjoy TOMAS from West Midlands

Guys i had problem with this for years.Nothing helps and trust me i tryied everything,just go to this guys and problem solwed for 100pounds in one day :) Enjoy TOMAS from West Midlands

Hello, I have a Vectra C 2.0dti 05 plate. My dash lights came on but as I turned the key to start the car it just made a clicking sound. A previous poster advised turning the key in the ignition but don`t start it, then reset your mileage meter to 0, then start the the car and it should work. Worked for me? Hope this helps Shamrock from Lancashire

Just read this as having the same problem and fixed it immediately by holding the mileage counter in! Thank you so much! Saved me so much time, and stress! CAROLINE PIERCE from Greater Manchester

Just read this as having the same problem and fixed it immediately by holding the mileage counter in! Thank you so much! Saved me so much time, and stress! CAROLINE PIERCE from Greater Manchester

Hi, I've got an 05 plate diesel Vectra, everything on the dash goes off and if you bang the top of the dash sometimes it comes back on. It`s been off for a while now and pushing the button doesn`t work, neither does changing the fuse. Any suggestions would be great. I am thinking of changing the clocks but wanted some advice please Mark from Lancashire

Hi, I've got an 05 plate diesel Vectra, everything on the dash goes off and if you bang the top of the dash sometimes it comes back on. It`s been off for a while now and pushing the button doesn`t work, neither does changing the fuse. Any suggestions would be great. I am thinking of changing the clocks but wanted some advice please Mark from Lancashire

Mark from Lancashire, sounds like you have the same problem I did, look back at the posts for my one on my 2003 Vectra C. I used to whack the dash until I fixed it also, he he, it's just a dodgy connector going to the dash display and I fixed mine. Cheers. Will from Australia

Mine is a 1.9 CDTi Vectra registered in Jan 07. Instrument panel went dead. Only engine management sign lit up. Read all sorts on several forums. Tried resetting mileometer, doing it while simultaneously pressing brake, hazard lights, disconnecting battery, banging dashboard. Nothing worked. Even looked up instrument cluster prices from salvage yard as advised on here. Then had a go at finding the plug that connects power to the cluster. Removed the fascia around steering wheel, found plug, wiggled it with a screwdriver, and finally, everything returned to working order. I was so close to ringing an auto electrician. Smiling again now. Just hope I didn't get caught speeding in M1 50mph zone yesterday when it wasn't working..... Darren from South Yorkshire

Mine is a 1.9 CDTi Vectra registered in Jan 07. Instrument panel went dead. Only engine management sign lit up. Read all sorts on several forums. Tried resetting mileometer, doing it while simultaneously pressing brake, hazard lights, disconnecting battery, banging dashboard. Nothing worked. Even looked up instrument cluster prices from salvage yard as advised on here. Then had a go at finding the plug that connects power to the cluster. Removed the fascia around steering wheel, found plug, wiggled it with a screwdriver, and finally, everything returned to working order. I was so close to ringing an auto electrician. Smiling again now. Just hope I didn't get caught speeding in M1 50mph zone yesterday when it wasn't working..... Darren from South Yorkshire

I have a vauxhall vectra 1.8 16v petrol (c) the clock lights have gone out , with engnie mangement light ,no revcounter,no speedo no fuel no temp gauges . i tried the trip and it worked !!!! NOW it doesnt can anyone tell me why it does this and how to solve this problem for good . please ???? John Baines from Suffolk

I have a vauxhall vectra 1.8 16v petrol (c) the clock lights have gone out , with engnie mangement light ,no revcounter,no speedo no fuel no temp gauges . i tried the trip and it worked !!!! NOW it doesnt can anyone tell me why it does this and how to solve this problem for good . please ???? John Baines from Suffolk

Guys just check on ebay in search,THEN write "speedo repair vectra" There will be speedo repair company called CARTRONIX. THey fixing whole dash for about 100£ Good luck TOMAS from West Midlands

My Vectra C 1.8 2008 speedometer, rev counter, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, indicator lights stopped working. A side door light was stuck on. I saw your entry above and tried it. Started engine, pressed the mileage reset button for about 3 seconds. Instant cure! Thank you so much! D.Reid from Armagh

My Vectra C 1.8 2008 speedometer, rev counter, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, indicator lights stopped working. A side door light was stuck on. I saw your entry above and tried it. Started engine, pressed the mileage reset button for about 3 seconds. Instant cure! Thank you so much! D.Reid from Armagh

Thank you so much friends for sharing the problem of vectra clocks. It's sorted mine out without spending any money. Was so worried it was gonna cost crazy amount of cash at Vauxhall dealers. Got it sorted just as you all said reset the trip button with ignition on. Could give you all a big hug lol. Thanks again Buzz boy from West Yorkshire

Thank you so much friends for sharing the problem of vectra clocks. It's sorted mine out without spending any money. Was so worried it was gonna cost crazy amount of cash at Vauxhall dealers. Got it sorted just as you all said reset the trip button with ignition on. Could give you all a big hug lol. Thanks again Buzz boy from West Yorkshire

Thank god for these sites my vectra 04 was ready for brain surgery but on press of the milage button hey presto all working thanks to everyone roy West yorkshire Roy Millington from West Yorkshire

Thank god for these sites my vectra 04 was ready for brain surgery but on press of the milage button hey presto all working thanks to everyone roy West yorkshire Roy Millington from West Yorkshire

Works with same fault on Insignia also.... Great tip saved loads of hassle Roger from West Midlands

Works with same fault on Insignia also.... Great tip saved loads of hassle Roger from West Midlands

A huge thank u to everyone on this page! Had the same problem and freaked out did a search on Google and saw this. U have saved me ££££ from being ripped off at a garage. Being a single mum I always seem to get screwed over with cars. So a seriously big thank u xxx Lisa from Hampshire

Just had the same problem. Removed fuses to check them. All OK. Googled and found this page. Went to car to reset odometer, but all was working fine. So presumably removing and refitting fuses reset everything. Result Francis Newman from Berkshire

Just had the same problem. Removed fuses to check them. All OK. Googled and found this page. Went to car to reset odometer, but all was working fine. So presumably removing and refitting fuses reset everything. Result Francis Newman from Berkshire

Hi, I have the same problem dash lights all light up then go off and have no speedo, petrol gauge etc, tried all the above tricks nothing worked. My lights are intermittent they work for a wee while then of they go again. Please help, any suggestions I love my car. Thanks L.thomson74@outlook.com from Aberdeenshire

Hi, I have the same problem dash lights all light up then go off and have no speedo, petrol gauge etc, tried all the above tricks nothing worked. My lights are intermittent they work for a wee while then of they go again. Please help, any suggestions I love my car. Thanks L.thomson74@outlook.com from Aberdeenshire

Hey i got this problem all the time and it worked for me only for some time like 3 days to 1 week.I got enugh and i spend 100quid to fix my dials on my SIGNUM.I send to a company called CARTRONIX and they fixed for me in 1 day.Problem solved.GOOD LUCK TOMAS from West Midlands

The speedo, rev counter, petrol & temp gauges stopped working on my 2003 1.6 8v Astra. Just before taking it to the garage I followed the advice given by "Del Star" above about holding the odometer reset button down for a few seconds to zero the trip mileometer, and hey presto, all the meters all came back to life. Many thanks to you Del Star! Dave J B from Hampshire

The speedo, rev counter, petrol & temp gauges stopped working on my 2003 1.6 8v Astra. Just before taking it to the garage I followed the advice given by "Del Star" above about holding the odometer reset button down for a few seconds to zero the trip mileometer, and hey presto, all the meters all came back to life. Many thanks to you Del Star! Dave J B from Hampshire

The speedo, rev counter, petrol & temp gauges stopped working on my 2003 1.6 8v Astra. Just before taking it to the garage I followed the advice given by "Del Star" above about holding the odometer reset button down for a few seconds to zero the trip mileometer, and hey presto, all the meters all came back to life. Many thanks to you Del Star! Dave J B from Hampshire

Fantastic forum. It worked for me first time. Thanks guys. Krishna from West Yorkshire

Fantastic forum. It worked for me first time. Thanks guys. Krishna from West Yorkshire

Hello. Thanks to the first reply on this thread. It WORKS!. My 2007 Vauxhall Vectra Elite had all the dashboard lights go out and all the instruments (speedo, rev counter, petrol & temp gauges) were reading zero this morning. In the past when this has happened, just stopping and restarting the engine has cleared the fault. Today that didn't work. So I thought of looking at changing the fuse and googled for ideas on which fuse to replace. This thread came up as the first search result. So I just tried the speedo reset trick and WOW, it works! P King from Surrey

Hello. Thanks to the first reply on this thread. It WORKS!. My 2007 Vauxhall Vectra Elite had all the dashboard lights go out and all the instruments (speedo, rev counter, petrol & temp gauges) were reading zero this morning. In the past when this has happened, just stopping and restarting the engine has cleared the fault. Today that didn't work. So I thought of looking at changing the fuse and googled for ideas on which fuse to replace. This thread came up as the first search result. So I just tried the speedo reset trick and WOW, it works! P King from Surrey

All of dash board stopped working this week, googled the problem, came up with this thread. have been out to car in the rain, turned ignition on.... Pushed Reset and BINGO ... Everything working again! Neil from Bristol

All of dash board stopped working this week, googled the problem, came up with this thread. have been out to car in the rain, turned ignition on.... Pushed Reset and BINGO ... Everything working again! Neil from Bristol

I am currently in Ghana and just tried this and it worked. I had everything on the dashboard going off in the afternoon when I started the car. It was hot. I disconnected the battery terminals and left car for close to 30 minutes. Following the advice from the Forum, I pressed the Mileometer to reset to zero whilst ignition is on. I then started car and switched on the hazard. After a short while, problem no more. It sounds silly but worked. I will observe car but so far it has worked. Thanks all for sharing. Daniel Adamson, Ghana from West Midlands

I had this problem today. Called out the RAC. He reset the computer which worked but he told me it's the alternator not working properly and I need to get another one asap!? A Anderson from Northumberland

Going by the number of comments on this thread, it is safe to say the dashboard lights going off is a common problem with the Vauxhaul. Mine is a 56 plate Vauxhall Vectra Design. I noticed my dash lights kept going off after driving for a few miles but came back on when I switched the engine off and back on again (which meant I prayed for the traffic lights to stop me) . I went to my garage to see if this could be sorted and I was told it would cost round about £150 which is a lot if you asked me. Then yesterday all the lights just went off completely and didn't come back on even after turning the engine off and on. So I thought "let's see if Google has a solution" and there this thread was to my rescue. Tried resetting the speedometer but that didn't seem to work. So I disconnected the car battery for about 10mins then reconnected it and Voila, all the lights came back on to my amazement. This wonderful just saved me £150 and a whole lot of hassle. So a massive Thanks to everyone here. I really appreciate all your contributions. Kam. Kamir A from Greater Manchester

Pressing the brake pedal AND resetting odometer (mileage counter) to zero at the SAME time cured this problem for me. Resetting odometer on its own did nothing. VectraFan from Berkshire

Just did this to my pub landlord's car. Worked a treat and got a free pint! Cheers Paul Kilner from Hampshire

Just applied this fix and it worked immediately extinguishing the red warning light for "door open" and bringing all the instruments back to life. My friendly local garage had a quick look prior to this (no charge) and said I might need a new instrument panel so this fix saved me £100's. Thank you very much. Chris from North Somerset

Got a similar but slightly different problem with a 51 plate 2.2 vectra. Dash is dead except when I'm stopped with the brake on. I get the engine check light and sometimes the TC and ABS lights too, sometimes nothing. Got a strange smell too, thought the alternator had died but the engine was running ok so carried on the last few miles home. Lifted the bonnet and there was steam coming from the battery..... Checked fuses and connections, nothing. I'm still thinking alternator. Any advice? Mark Walker from Derbyshire

Wow i haf this problem for over a year and was about to put it through mot and tried this reset milage to 0000 and it worked thanx a lot guys Thomas from Merseyside

I have had no dash lights apart from engine management light for about 2 months now. Thought I'd google it and came across this forum. Ignition on, held speedo reset for 2 seconds and it lit up like a Christmas tree. Fantastic. Thanks people Dave from Wrexham

Dash lights, speedo, rev counter not working. I have been googling this for days now and could not find a fix. Then I came across this fab site, resetting trip meter worked in an instant, thank you soooo much, especially to Del Star, Norfolk (first answer) THANK YOU :) Mandy from West Midlands

Exactly the same problems (07 Vauxhall Vectra) - started with the boot light warning coming on then all the dials stopped working on the dash. Tried pressing the speedo trip pre-set button and wow everything came back to normal Like Mandy - Thanks Del Star Alec ajmo2001 from Cheshire

In NZ my car is called a Holden Astra - same same - thank you for the info here - when my car gauges - temperature, speedo, fuel, rev counter (not indicator lights) all stopped working I stopped by the auto electric guy, he had no idea and said we would have to send it away. Thankfully after a quick google search I found this site and after following the instructions to press the reset button while the car was running it righted it self first time. thanks so much Brenda New Zealand brenda from New Zealand

No dashboard dials (speedo, tacho, fuel or temperature gauge) on 2003 Zafira A.... Reset trip counter and everything working again! Maddest fault condition I've ever come across! Many thanks for the tip. Russ from Wiltshire

We had the same problem with our Vectra 56 plate. The dash lights were out and the needles weren't moving. Tried the reset of milometer with the brake...nothing happened. Came back to this forum and read further. Someone then suggested to try removing the red cable from the battery for a few minutes. After reconnecting it, we started the engine and nothing happened. Then I pressed the reset mileometer button again, nothing happened...pressed the brake peddle and hey presto. .it worked! :) Thanks everyone! Steph from Torfaen

Thanks guys had the same problem no dash working but boot and door open sign lit, pressed trip reset and lights went out turned ignition on and it works fine again, so thanks to all the other answers I can now see what my speed is on the way home. Jamie Benn from Lincolnshire

I had the same issue for the last week or so. Took my car to the garage on Friday for its annual service and asked to take a look at my instrument panel. When I collected the car they said they would have to bring in an auto electrician and didn't know how long it would take to fix, probably a couple of hours. I said I would let them know but I was wary of having to pay for something that may be simple. So I came to this forum and tried out the suggestion to reset the trip mileage. I turned the ignition on and pressed the mileometer once and it worked straightaway - amazing and thanks for this!! Zack from Somerset

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Karen, Northamptonshire

Citroen Nemo

What could be the reason why the drivers side electric window wont go down.

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The fact that theses vans are rubbish and are riddled with faults, sell while you still can am down 3500k fixing mine and still getting faults steven banner from Durham

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pauline thompson, Kent

Citroen Nemo

I have just purchase a Citroen nemo multispace which is lovely it is 2010. I have noticed a red light occasionally appearing on dash it has a white wavy line through it, horizontally. It seems to just come and go. Has anyone any clue as to what it is. Also I cannot find a site to purchase a manual for this car - any help please.

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my advice would be get rid these vehicles are riddled with faults am down 3500k fixing mine and still faults coming up steven banner from Durham

Submitted: 16/05/2017 08:09:01 | ID: 141326

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Chris, Greater London

Nissan Qashqai

Hi ! Turn the engine on, ESP blinks and dissapear. After 30 seconds came on + slip light on. ESP off and Slip lights both on. Car won't accelerate above 2000-2500rpm. I disconect minus on battery, same.. Any ideeas ?

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Trevor, Cumbria

Ford Kuga

I have a 5month old titanium x awd which I acquired through Motability as I am disabled my vehicle has a steering wheel adaption which is a lollipop fitted on the right hand side of the steering wheel.my problem is that I have to use constant effort pushing up to keep the vehicle straight all the normal checks have been done the vehicle has only done 2250 MLS I was just interested if anybody had a problem like this i really like my Kuga but this steering issue is getting to me the vehicle has been back to the dealership but not resolved the Problem

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Don't have an answer but do have a eight week old Kuga 1.5 Titanium x I am not happy with the steering , it seems to be all over the road ,takes over when you hit bumps , steers with the camber when braking. Took it back to Ford dealer ,they kept it for two days , used it as a pool car ,put 86 mile on the clock ,gave it me back and said they couldn't find a fault. The car is still the same and the wife wont drive it! If anybody has any other steering problems can they please put has Ford says they have no input from any other dealer! keith Norcliffe from West Yorkshire

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CHARLIE BALL, Neath Port Talbot

Mitsubishi Shogun Sport

Hi anyone now how to remove the radio aerial from the passenger wing?

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Ben, County Down

Vauxhall Insignia

Wondering if anyone can help. I have a year old Insignia. ( just new to us) an error warning has just started to pop up on the central display. It reads 'system communication error. Communication problem has occurred with the climate system. This may fix itself. Restarting the vehicle may also fix the problem' Because the error keeps appearing I am presuming its not fixing itself. Does anyone have any experience of this or do I throw myself at the mercy of the dealer? Is there a quick fix? Thanks

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Same happened to me today with my 2014 Vaux Insignia. Was in with Vaux for its first mot yesterday and they did some work on the central screen area. Am intrigued to what this is. Rich from Kent

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J Wilson, East Riding of Yorkshire

Citroen C3 Picasso

My car is fitted with DRL built in to the lower part of the headlamp unit. Headlamps Etc all work perfectly BUT I cannot get the DRL's to operate. Is their a simple solution or do I have to go into the wiring loom to make them work. Please help before I make a mistake.

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Chelle, Cornwall

Renault Modus

I'm a driving instructor and sometimes when my pupils try to change from 1st to 2nd the gear lever jams. I then try to do it for then and I have to force it quite hard into 2nd.this doesn't generally happen when I drive but then I don't drive it s much as the pupils do.

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Sean, South Africa

Volkswagen Caddy

Hi all... 2005 Caddy Panel van 1600 petrol....Idles rough and loss of power. When on the freeway it has moments when there is no power but returns to sluggish condition and I can not even get up to the speed limit of 120 km/h on a highway. Also ASR light on the consol just below the ashtray is on and pushing the button does not switch it off or disengauge it .ASR light on dashboard is also on when I start up the car..... Anyone have any Ideas what it might be ...thanks

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Hi.. did you ever find out what it was? Petrus from South Africa

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Sarah, Kent

Nissan X-Trail

Help! I have rented a new diesel XTrail and I cannot find reverse. I need to move it! Urgent. Thank you. (I have read some comments regarding this issue and cannot understand them) thank you

Submitted: 27/05/2017 08:43:32 | ID: 141579

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Miss Tunmore, Southampton

Renault Clio

Can I get the optional electrochrome lighting pack fitted on my car after purchasing it and once it's on the road?

Submitted: 27/05/2017 08:23:45 | ID: 141578

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Rio, Bridgend

Vauxhall Agila

I have a Vauxhall agila 2001 when driving for a long period of time the car smokes especially going uphill. I can't put the heaters on in the car as the smell of burning oil comes through as its worse when it rains. I have to keep putting oil in it every week as it seems to be burning too much. It's been like this for a few weeks but now the engine management light has now come on. Any ideas how to fix this problem. Thanks

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your piston rings are badly worn Melvin Richardson from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 10/07/2016 12:47:56 | ID: 133396

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heather mcIntyre, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Agila

can you turn off boot light when boot lid is open i.e. when transporting something with lid open;

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No you cant it is the trip switch on boot lid that opens unless you keep finger on it lol Melvin Richardson from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 12/10/2016 20:23:29 | ID: 135899

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Ray foster, East Ayrshire

Vauxhall Agila

How do I change the headlight bulbs on a 2009 agila, can't get my hand in to undo the clips, or do I have to take the headlights off to do it

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fromrear of head light Melvin Richardson from North Lanarkshire

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Deb, Dorset

Vauxhall Agila

My front speakers have stopped working. Does anyone know why and how to fix the problem

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There is two buttons on radio that come out,push in they come out,One on your right is the graphic equaliser.Turn to centre and problem solved. Melvin Richardson from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 16/03/2017 16:37:56 | ID: 139903

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Charles Baldacchino, Malta

Citroen Xsara Picasso

Hello, I own a 1.6 petrol 2004 Picasso and the engine keeps on missing especially on low gears like first and second, we changed the coil pack the fuel filter the sparking plugs the crank sensor and cleaned the injectors,the engine is running much better than before but still with that problem,no faults are showing on the system,i was told that it might be the throttle box/pack and i was also told that the thing come as a whole thing not just the throttle, in Malta it is not available any help where I can find one? or any other solution please? thanks

Submitted: 27/05/2017 07:47:19 | ID: 141572

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