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Tracy Hammond, Kent

Vauxhall Meriva

Good Morning - My Tailgate will not open with the central locking - this has been an intermittent problem but now the boot will not open at all unless I climb into the boot and open it from inside manually

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Broken wires on the top/left-hand side of the tailgate (pull off flexible rubber part to expose wires inside). Can be repaired by soldering the broken wires, or you can buy a replacement for example searching Vauxhall MERIVA A TAILGATE WIRING LOOM (not sure if this is for the right hand side or the left hand side, maybe it fits on both.) Martin from Norway

Submitted: 01/08/2017 10:23:44 | ID: 142839

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Christopher Tither, Lancashire

Vauxhall Astra Convertible 2004

Hi. My 04 Vauxhall Astra Convertible driver`s window drops when I close the door and it takes 5 or 6 tries to get it back up. You can hear it click so it does want to go up. It does not do this all of the time, it`s okay when the roof is down. Does anybody know how to fix this before I take the cover off for the door, so I know what I am doing? Many thanks.

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It sounds to me as if on of the Window glide rails has worked loose,Take of door card and check everything is connected properly.Good luck. peter from Warwickshire

Submitted: 12/07/2013 11:10:27 | ID: 65835

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David B., Rhondda Cynon Taf

Vauxhall Cascada

I have recently purchased a Vauxhall Cascada Elite, and need some urgent advice ASAP. The o/s base of the rear seat is absolutely soaking, and I would be extremely grateful if someone could confirm how to remove it. In addition to this, the floor behind the drivers seat is wet - does anyone know of any issues with the door seals? Many thanks in advance.

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Hi David I got a 2013 Cascada and I think I have got the same fault as you but what I done last night was to take the 2 drain plugs out from underneath the 2 back wings to see if there was a blockage there .The first one I took out on the drivers side back wing had no water in at all but the one on the passenger side was really full of water so hopefully this might have caused my back passenger side seat to be wet I am going to monitor it for the next 2 weeks to see how it goes I have now left the drain plugs out how have you got on with yours ? Derek Phillips from Neath Port Talbot

Submitted: 04/04/2017 23:21:33 | ID: 140417

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Milo, Armagh

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, having a problem with central locking. Only started randomly while driving. The beeping warning noise started and the symbol with a door and a key appeared. The beeping will not stop. Reading the manual it says to turn the child locks on on both rear doors and the beeping will stop(which it did) and consult your local dealer. Any ideas what is causing it? It is 2014 and only 30000 miles. Thanks in advance!

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Any luck with this. I'm having exactly the same problem the beeping is doing my head in!! steve from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 06/09/2017 21:36:59 | ID: 143511

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Brian, Cheshire

Vauxhall Meriva

when pulling away in a low gear I am getting a intermittent vibration from back of vehicle,should I be worried?

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check your rear springs the do crack and sometimes break if one was broken you could get that I had a broken spring that was causing that. theres lots of pot holes and the springs are not that strong. len bailey from Swansea

Submitted: 21/07/2017 12:51:08 | ID: 142673

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alan bottomley, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Meriva

my power steering failed in march 2016 the same as happened again vauxall replaced the steering column free after complaining to head office now thes say its the internal control module requires replacing code c1550 at a cost of 1200 pounds but the problem was exactly the same this time is the control module connected to the steering column or a seperate item

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it seems to be a bit of a grey area exactly the same thing has happened to me. first of all my steering failed. after researching it I saw that it is a common fault that have been investigated by watchdog. I emailed vauxall they said take it to my main dealer they will test it for a certain fault code. if that is the case they will put it right. well it was the code. it took 4 days to change the steering colomb. less then 1000 miles later about 3 months I was driving along in a 30 thank goodness and the steering stoped working on power eps light came on I could barely control the car so I booked the car into the main dealer 8 oclock this morning it been there all day they put it on the computer at 4.30 when I rang them all they said theres a different code coming up and because its nearly closing they will investigate it tomorrow . I bet they come up with the same code as yours. it seems that the steering on some models are no good and with it costing aroung £1000 to fix and then it all going wrong again shortly after there a big problem and they are avoiding the situation. I will let you know the outcome....len len bailey from Swansea

Submitted: 13/09/2017 18:58:04 | ID: 143614

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Wayne Walker, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, My insignia keeps losing power when I accelerate hard, it seems to go into limp mode, nothing shows on the dash as an error but I am defo in limp mode, I turn my ignition off then back on and it clears until I accelerate hard again. It went into an auto electrician and he said it was over boosting but didn't seem to sort it? I need my clutch doing soon but I'm sure this has nothing to do with it.

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Could be your turbo boost control sensor but would normally generate a fault code like P0325 or similar. Have you had the vehicle scanned for fault codes? Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hi yes he put it on the laptop and he said it was over boosting. Wayne Walker from Yorkshire

Had same problem but was caused from a split in the passenger side intercooler hose. Check this hose isn't split before shedding out loads of money on diagnostics and boost control valves. As soon as I changed hose problem solved out of limp mode back to full power. Kevin from Surrey

Submitted: 04/07/2017 13:30:25 | ID: 142354

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Will Redfearn, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

The battery is flat and I can't open the doors to enter the car to open the bonnet and jump start it.#Any answers?

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You need to use the key to unlock the drivers door manually then you will be able to get in and unlock the bonnet. Raymond Burr from Darlington

Submitted: 08/08/2017 09:26:36 | ID: 142993

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Glenn Hollands, South Africa

Vauxhall Meriva

I'm from South Africa - I've just bought a used 2008 Meriva 1.4 for my daughter and cannot roadworthy the car because of the power-steering failure problem (which I've just realised is very common) The agent in Cape Town has had the car for a week and says the steering column needs to be replaced (but they cannot get the parts) in any case this would be completely unaffordable to me. The EPS failure seems to be exactly the same as the cases mentioned in this forum. I'd be interested to know whether anyone else in SA has got Opel / GM to accept any responsibility for this issue and who can be contacted (Sorry I know this is mainly a UK site but there does not seem to be same for SA)

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Had this problem on my daughters 2005 Meriva, was told that the electric power steering draws a lot of power from the system and if the battery is getting on then the power steering cuts out as it tries to draw too much power from the battery. Try changing the battery first this worked for my daughters car. Ken from Suffolk

Submitted: 28/08/2017 13:20:18 | ID: 143361

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Jimmy Davidson, Perthshire

Vauxhall Meriva 2004

The rear windscreen wiper on my Vauxhall Meriva is not working. The front ones are working and front and rear windscreen wash are working and I don’t think heated rear windscreen is working.

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Check the wires haven’t broken at the top of the boot of tht boot u will see two rubbers sleeping ones for the water pipe for the rear jet the left handside one it for the wires which go to the wiper motor and heater, these tend to break with the constant opening and closing of the boot! Goodluck Steve Smith from Yorkshire

This happened recently to my wife’s 2006 Meriva, initial you could not open the tailgate, and subsequently the rear wiper would not work. I found the problem to be broken wires in the wiring harness between the tailgate and body. (Top left side) Not easy to fix, but if you are good with a soldering iron and heat shrink sleeving then no problem. Otherwise it looks like an expensive job! Roger from Hampshire

Its an easy fix (about 30 minutes), the loom is less that £30 delivered. (unless you want to go the soldering root) me from Blackpool

Submitted: 25/09/2012 11:13:41 | ID: 87071

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DAVE CONFREY, Darlington

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi i have a problom with my rear wiper not parking propeily. I have changed the motor and the stalk.But do not know which relay it is,. so can not get the part number. Or do you think it may be something eles wrong with it..

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Check the wiring loom that goes into the boot. These wires break and cause all sorts of issues (boot won't open on central locking, and wiper nor parking properly are just two). Its an easy fix (about 30 minutes), and the loom is less that £30 delivered. me from Blackpool

Submitted: 02/06/2015 08:25:43 | ID: 116709

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Kim Brown, East Sussex

Vauxhall Antara

Hi my parking sensors have suddenly just stopped working and I have no sound from the indicators although the indicators are working. Has anyone else had this or does anyone know why? Many thanks

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Hi had same problem on my 13 plate antara this week so I disconnected the battery for ten minutes And it sorted the problem Paul from Caerphilly

Be careful if you disconnect the battery, I did this and now my car won't start,everything works it just won't turnover I've been told it sounds like my keys need reprograming John from Kent

Submitted: 15/06/2017 19:56:22 | ID: 141949

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C S Petherick, Cornwall

Vauxhall Tigra

Alarm query: when driving off for the last day or two. I've hear five steady beeps. No lights on dashboard. Today I can't open the roof - I get the same five beeps on trying. Checked: ignition on, handbrake on, out of gear, I'm sitting in driver seat, door closed, window closed, roof catches open, boot interior set up correctly, boot closed. Any ideas welcome!

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Had the same problem after our car went in for service. Appears that someone had opened the boot and had not closed it correctly. We found the answer to the problem in the owners handbook which resolved the problem. John from Gwynedd

Submitted: 16/07/2017 16:26:38 | ID: 142581

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Brown, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Why have I got a code 6 come up on dashboard only brought car 2 days ago mReive 1.4 exclusive

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i had this code appear yesterday( same model). have you found an answer yet? (not here obv) but maybe elsewhere??i will post here if i find out. darren bligh from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 07/08/2015 23:20:20 | ID: 119488

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neil bramley, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

hi i have a 2007 zafira 1.8 easytronic gearbox .when engine is running you select a gear it goes into a1 but then an f appears and the car wont move , has anyone got any idea what this could be, many thanks .

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Hi,have same problem,on going,had clutch actuator refurbished,and now need op com to re learn gearbox parameters,try Essex Easytronics,very helpful,stay away from main dealers,will cost well over a thousand. ian dixon from Cheshire

Submitted: 14/10/2014 11:19:40 | ID: 104591

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Wendy Quigg, Flintshire

Vauxhall Corsa 2003

I have a 51 plate Vauxhall Corsa. We are bleeding the brakes but once we have done this they go soft again, there doesn`t seem to be any more air in them. They first go hard, all brakes, but when finished each one then goes soft again. There is plenty of brake fluid in it. What can be causing this please?

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Had the same problem use a easy bleed to bleed the breaking system Jason from City of Dundee

Submitted: 20/01/2014 12:07:44 | ID: 56243

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mrs hird, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

my dash board screen has just gone blank , you can hear the radio but see nothing can you help please

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MY SCREEN SOME TIMES BLACKS OUT COULD IT BE FAULTY FUSE KEVIN PICKUP from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 18/07/2017 16:23:33 | ID: 142623

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Jenny McKenzie, Kent

Vauxhall Astra TwinTop 2008

Hi, both of my Vauxhall Astra TwinTops rear footwells are soaking wet. Is this due to the window/door seals that will need replacing? Also when I am driving with the driver`s window up, rainwater still leaks through. How can I stop the leaks? This fault has only just started to happen, but I have noticed that when the windows are up the road sound is becoming louder inside. Can anyone help please?

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Hello Jenny, I had the same problems: If you park you car on a hill facing downwards it leaks in rain water you have to park you car facing uphill that way you will not get leaks, this is a common problem with the twin-top’ s. Sometimes you will get a bit of water on the sides for e.g if you got for a jet wash, that’s normal also. In regards to the wind noise that seems to be normal too. Imran Khan from England

The same problem has just happened with my mum’s twintop, both footwells and the boot. The rain has been bad, but this is a car, not a garden shed. My mum took it to vauxhall and they were no use at all, out of warranty they are washing their hands of it and re directed her to a convertible roof specialist as they have to conduct water tests on the car to see where the leak is and then fix it and de humidy the interior. Because the roof folds in 3 parts the seals are not 100%. This is the second time it’s happened and she is now selling the car because of it. Be ready to fork out a lot of money to get it fixed. It will have to go to a convertible specialist. Woody Lehane from Surrey

Use gummi pflege on all the seals doors, roof, boot etc. I had small leaks left side of roof used this stuff and it worked to prevent water ingress. You can get it from eBay really cheap from Mick’s garage. Regards. Andy Lumsden from England

My Son had a similar problem on his 2008 Twintop so I bought him a new set of Genuine Vauxhall door seals from the very cheap OEM Vauxhall parts specialist in West Yorkshire (just off the M1), then took the car and the seals to a local garage (no specialist convertible roof garage either - just a normal small village garage), they put the seals on for around £20, job done, and now it can rain as fast and as hard as it likes - the inside of the car stays dry. Yes, it's a multi-part roof, but seals are seals so make sure you get the right seals for the job, make sure they're installed correctly, and live a dry life :D Don't make this any harder than it needs to be people - it's only a rubber seal ;) Rodger from South Yorkshire

If your seals look ok then they probably need a really good clean. You also need to clean the metal surface which contacts the seal. Silicon spray is the last job and your seals should be good as new. There are also drainage tubes which could be blocked. Try blowing out under pressure. Hope this helps as Vauxhall garage quote £650 to replace seals which are fine. John from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 14/02/2014 08:59:37 | ID: 62064

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John Beards, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Meriva 2008

My Vauxhall Meriva`s intermittent hazard lights start on their own and the dashboard hazard switch won`t turn them off. If I disconnect the battery terminal and reconnect the battery this then resets it. As other people seem to have had this problem is it a common fault? (1.4 design)

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Common software problem. Simple fix is to press and hold the hazard switch in place then, without taking your finger off the hazard switch, turn the ignition on and start the car. Release the hazard switch and they should then stop flashing and all is reset. Easier than disconnecting the battery. Conrad Jones from Swansea

Had the same problem, but holding the button to reset doesn’t work for me. The answer was to get into the fuse box and remove the bottom left fuse (the fuse for the cars ECU). Plug it back in after a few seconds and everything is reset and the hazards lights stop. This worked for a 2006 1.6 model. Tony Morton from Sussex

After a long journey with no problems, went back out to my 08 reg 1.6 and found the hazard lights flashing and unable to turn them off. Removed the fuse which controls the hazard lights to stop them flashing, but when I put it back after a few seconds they still kept flashing. Left the fuse out overnight to save the battery. Looked on the internet next morning and found this site. Went out to try the suggestion of holding the hazard switch while starting the car, but when I put the fuse back in, everything was back to normal. Brian Cash from Gloucestershire

After a long journey with no problems, went back out to my 08 reg 1.6 and found the hazard lights flashing and unable to turn them off. Removed the fuse which controls the hazard lights to stop them flashing, but when I put it back after a few seconds they still kept flashing. Left the fuse out overnight to save the battery. Looked on the internet next morning and found this site. Went out to try the suggestion of holding the hazard switch while starting the car, but when I put the fuse back in, everything was back to normal. Brian Cash from Gloucestershire

Parked the miriva for aprox 1 hour when I came back the Hazard lights were flashing and they wouldn't stop when the switch was pressed.............over come the problem by pressing the key fob door lock buttons a few times. Dennis noble from West Yorkshire

Pressing key fob lock button a few times worked for me too ?? Thank you! HMJ from Cornwall

Submitted: 10/06/2013 12:07:18 | ID: 58426

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Kevin, Cornwall

Vauxhall Insignia

Can a 6'4" driver comfortly get into the Vauxhall Insignia? All makes and models?

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front yes back defo no brett from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 28/07/2017 12:59:31 | ID: 142780

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Vauxhall vivaro 2005, Greater London

Vauxhall Vivaro

Vauxhall Vivaro 55 plate. I have a strange problem. When it rains, it loses power - the revs will not move more than the minimum for about 15 minutes and then everything goes back to normal. I've changed all the filters, oil, mass air flow and opened my ERG valve to stay open all the time. Please let me know if you have any advice. Thanks.

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Same oriblen here, only whe it rains hard, it starts to choke for abaut 20 min , and thane goes as new. No errors on the dasboard, no errors on the servis computer.. Some advices. Kinde regards. Andrej from Serbia

Same poriblen here, only when it rains hard, it starts to choke for abaut 20 min , and thane goes as new. No errors on the dasboard, no errors on the servis computer.. Some advices. Kinde regards. Andrej from Serbia

Hello I had the same problems with my vivaro always when it rained The problem was the injector wiring was fretted through on the underneath of the air box Water gets onto the bare wires and shorts them out Remove air box then repair the wiring by soldering preferably Then put some spacers in below the air box mounts to raise the air box away from the cables The water drips in through between the heater air intake joint between the bonnett and bulkhead It then runs down the air box and when your going along the wind blowing in from the front blows the water up into the cables George Nicol from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 24/11/2014 19:00:09 | ID: 106807

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Harris, Suffolk

Vauxhall Astra

My twintop roofs goes down perfectly but when I put it back.up the final stage of boot closing correctly and windows close doesn't happen.I can gear a whirring sound in the boot like it's trying to close but nothing happens. I press the window Burton to full close windows but the boot wont close. I therefore cannot open fully the boot or close it. When I driving it's constantly beeping. Can anyone help please

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Hi My tt started playing up last weekend opens perfectly but on close It doesn't complete the cycle and doesn't bleep to say cycle finished can't open the boot because of this as it's not finished same noise from boot as I believe it's trying to complete the job . I have read that this is possibly a sensor fault but mines going in the garage while I am away for two weeks hopefully they can solve it in this time once I know the fault I'll post again . Phil taylor from Essex

Submitted: 08/08/2017 18:10:49 | ID: 143000

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Ronald Howell, Lancashire

Vauxhall Omega 2001

My Vauxhall Omega has water in the back passenger side footwell. How is it getting in and how do I clear it? Also the electric sunroof sometimes operates by itself and I have difficulty stopping it and ensuring that it is closed. What should I do please?

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Same here as of storm last night, heard blocked pipes are the key here.take off left front wheel and clear pipe there . will give it a go in a few minutes! Pete from East Dunbartonshire

Submitted: 29/10/2013 12:55:10 | ID: 56882

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John Begg, Inverness-shire

Vauxhall Meriva 2008

I need to remove the windscreen washer bottle on my Vauxhall Meriva to clean out the filter as the pump is working but no water is being delivered. I removed the hoses before the jets but still nothing. I believe this is quite a major task as the bottle/pump/filter is buried in the driver`s corner of the engine compartment? I would appreciate advice from anyone who has tackled this problem?

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If memory serves me, you can access it by taking off the n/f wheel and peeling back the wheel arch liner. You dont need to remove the bottle itself, just lift up the pump and where the pump plugs into the resevoir bottle there is a black rubber filter. Pull this out clean and refit. Martin (Master technician 20+ years) from Durham

Hi. In addition to my last post. We have a Meriva in now and the access is from the top side by removing trims, not an easy task to be honest. It will still be the black rubber grommet filter under the pump that is affected. Martin (Master technician 20+ years) from Durham

Windscreen wipers to top then remove them. Take rubber strip off inside engine compartment. Remove about 6 screws holding windscreen trim on. Remove screws holding bulkhead on with same size socket. Remove horseshoe shaped clip holding brake reservour on. You will then be able to push it to one side and get your right arm in and remove pump. Then remove filter at bottom of bottle. Clean and replace, then just reverse the process. Takes about 45 minutes in all Stan Baker from Cheshire

I Had this problem, but it was washer additive that had congealed and then sunk to the bottom of the bottle. I syphoned it out using a piece of hose pipe, topped it up with just water and syphoned it again. I repeated this a couple of times and hey presto it started getting water to the jets again. Hope this helps and works for you. Andy Coles from England

reference to changing the filter to the windscreen water pump. I would like to add that you need to remove the entire wiper assembly and motor in order to get to the bottle then remove the filter. Following which, cut the end of the filter off as it is not required and is only put there by Vauxhall so that it will get blocked and you will have to spend hundreds of pounds to pay for a garage to do the work for you. It is not needed. There is only a bottle and a pump. My 2001 astra has no filter and I have never had a blockage problem with it in 16 years. Even better just remove it altogether. Simon smith from East Sussex

Submitted: 31/12/2013 12:57:19 | ID: 59817

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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

I was going crazy with my Opel Vectra C 1.9 CDTI dashboard. Since a few months ago, it seems it had a will of it’s own. Sometimes on, sometimes off. Maybe a lot of gremlins were living there... Reset trip counter to 0000, and they died. Everything works now. Thank’s for the tip. José Rêgo from Portugal

I got 56 Vectra C. Same.. but the worst is when I am driveing in the morning to work all dashborad going off..First time works with milometre and works but I need to stop driving. That allmost every morning. When I come back home 7PM working perfect, no problem. Now is not working hazard button or milometre... Dont know what to do... Every morning I start car and is working fine, and after 10 mint dashboard going off.. Its anoyng.. I think this is manufacturing bug. I can say that is a failure card this vauxhall.... Peter from Kent

You lot are absolute stars Ive had problems with my vectra diesel sri, I would turn ignition on but got no dashboard lights at all but radio lights wipers etc all worked, I tried the mileage re set no joy so then beat the life out of the dash and hey presto all ignition lights on and car started, Ive had this problem for months you cured it after a quick read THANK YOU SO MUCH and keep up good work?????????????? Kevin from Lancashire

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.. Best of luck!!!! Dalveer singh Del from Luton

Had a dead dashboard after stopping for 15 minutes. No indications whatsoever. Stopped the car. Ignition back on, pressed and held trip counter reset and within 3 seconds the whole system was running again. Thanks guys. Great forum Dave from Leicestershire

Submitted: 11/10/2012 14:48:19 | ID: 60988

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Sandra Weston, Durham

Vauxhall Corsa 2005

I bought my Vauxhall Corsa two months ago from a garage with full MOT, no advisories. I picked the driver`s mat up and found the floor was soaked and has been since. I have been unable to do anything about it until now. Please could you tell me what my rights are with the garage I bought it from because I am going to phone them to look at it. I also have a year`s warranty with the RAC. Please could anyone give me some advice? Thank you.

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The pedal box plate has distorted and is letting water in - you have to have the pedal box renoved - straightened if nec and resealed Roger Berquist from Hertfordshire

It's your seal around your break servo .you have to deal it with silicone sealant it is a common fault with corsas Gary from West Midlands

Submitted: 22/10/2012 09:56:53 | ID: 66208

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Katie McBride, Lancashire

Vauxhall Corsa 2009

About a week ago my Vauxhall Corsa started to smell like fresh petrol. I`ve noticed though that it only smells of petrol when I turn the heaters on, whether it`s set on cold or hot. It doesn’t smell when they`re not on. My warranty has just run out so I`m hoping that it is isn’t expensive, but I have children and the smell of the fumes isn’t good for them so I need to get it sorted asap. Any answers on what this could be?

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I had the same issue, change the air / pollen filter and it will go away Andy from Lancashire

I had this same problem 2 weeks ago, it turned out to be the breather hoses from the engine were burst had them replaced problem seems to be solved David Howie from Lanarkshire

I had same problem it's your fuel filter leaking Gary from West Midlands

Submitted: 22/10/2012 11:43:12 | ID: 66247

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Trevor Broadhurst, Cheshire

Vauxhall Zafira

engine cut out with no warning ,now wont fire up.no codes showing.seems to have diesel up to filter any one come across this problem?

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How do I got a parcal shelf in a 2003 zafira, shelf at narrowest is 50", but gap on car is 48" Andy from South Yorkshire

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david mcguinness, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Mokka X

i live in the uk manchester looking to get the new mokka x 1.4 turbo elite nav 4x4 and i would like to ask you a question about a keyless entry and a push button start ignition do you do these or not and if you do them i am on motability how much would it cost for me to have them done contact number please to where i can get them thank you david mcguinness from Greater Manchester

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Sorry David I do not have a keyless and push button start so cannot advise Geoff Walker from Merseyside

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Edward Campbbell, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I've had temperature warning symbol, ( Engine overheating, turn off engine), display on dash. First visit to garage reset codes running for approx two weeks, then same again. Coolant tank full, no obvious leaks from radiator, flow & return pipes, or water pump. I could do with some more info if possible before it gets too expensive!! help. I cannot start the car now

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You will probably find that it's the exhaust gas temp sensor which is located in the dpf . Replace or remove and clean then do a regeneration of the dpf. This happened to me and now all ok . Hope it works for you Robert Bayley from Kent

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mr keith hawksworth, Cheshire

Vauxhall Mokka

first thing in morning when pulling off 1an2 gear smooth but jerks into third only in the mornings can any one help

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this car is a 2015 auto diesel 9/000 mils mr keith hawksworth from Cheshire

Submitted: 06/08/2017 17:13:14 | ID: 142951

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antony, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Re parcel shelf storage there is no place on the 2004 or before zafira"s to keep the roller parcel shelf except where it fits when being used for its soul purpose which is behind the 1st set of rear seats and infront of the rear 2 there is no slots at the rear above the light cluster

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I have a 2000 dti and I just turn the roller shelf around and stick it right back in behind the middle seats. That way my daughter can't play with it. Alan from Hampshire

Submitted: 02/07/2017 15:13:15 | ID: 142323

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robert, Merseyside

Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia I've had temperature warning symbol, ( Engine overheating, turn off engine), display on dash. First visit to garage reset codes running for approx two weeks, then same again. Coolant tank full, no obvious leaks from radiator, flow & return pipes, or water pump. I could do with some more info if possible before it gets too expensive!! help. I cannot start the car now

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I, l tell u exactly what the prob is . Its the exhaust gas temp sensor. It goes wrong . Sends a signal to the ecu . It panics sends u engine temp off the red . All power lost . Engine knocks like hell because the system dumps deisel into the dpf to do a regen that it dont need . It finds its way back up the header pipes and into the cylinders hence the knocking. Its bad deisel knock . Re set the fault code and alls ok for a few wks . Then out the blue it does it again. Mines done it 3 times despite my main dealer saying they had sorted it . Ive had enough now so its going a journey. Pete m . from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 30/06/2017 19:54:34 | ID: 142286

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James Smith, Suffolk

Vauxhall Astra TwinTop 2007

Hi. I don`t know if anyone can help? I was replacing the wiring loom in my Vauxhall Astra TwinTops boot yesterday and was 80% finished when it started to pour with rain, so I packed up quickly and shut the boot. Now I cannot get into the boot as the green / blue plug had not been reconnected to the car, meaning there is no power to the switch. I can get at this plug through the back seat. Is there a particular wire that I can send a 12v signal to, to release the boot, as I’m pretty sure plugging into tech2 at a garage won`t work as it is disconnected from the ECU? (1.8)

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Hi, yes you can open your boot. Open the ski hatch in the rear seat and inside the boot, again from the rear seat get a broom handle with a flat bladed screwdriver on the end and push it through to the rear of the boot. On the rear of the boot lid just to the left you will see a hole with what looks like a white piece of plastic in it, as you look into the boot put the blade of the screwdriver to the RIGHT of it and push LEFT and your boot will open Ray Morris from Durham

thanks for this thread!n had a beeping boot for a year! just sorted it for my other half.. (im a female) hehe he couldnt do it! you have to have a broom handle not too long so u can get some leverage :) thank you! donna from Cornwall

hi , also cant open my boot, but cant see the whole you mention ? there is one about 6 inch direct above the lock, but has no white plastic ? cheers pete. peter holden from Angus

hi , also cant open my boot, but cant see the whole you mention ? there is one about 6 inch direct above the lock, but has no white plastic ? cheers pete. peter holden from Angus

I too have a locked boot but hoe do you open the ski hatch from inside the car? George Catlin from Kent

Submitted: 21/02/2014 11:49:22 | ID: 62249

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Rich, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Good evening I have a 2010 Insignia Exclusiv 2.0 CDTI... i bought it in March this year, had it into 2 different garages to look at Diagnostics for the car symbol with the horizontal spanner on the dash. They both have read 0 codes on it and deleted it, yet it keeps coming back...i have bought my own and it also reads 0 codes and shows up again once deleted. Can anyone shed any light, when i start the car it bleeps 4 times and then thats it. i also get a slight loss in power every now and again, wether that could be involved in my problem or not i dont know. kind regards

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I had that problem. Check the big air hose on passenger side of engine for splits. Dead easy to replace and easy to find cheap OEM part off the net. If it is that hose, you access it through the fog light trim on the front of the car. Mark from Worcestershire

Submitted: 27/06/2017 23:30:34 | ID: 142211

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Simon, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vivaro

Hi, my clutch pedal is fully depressed and it won't allow me to select gear?? 2008 Viv 115 2.9...Thanks

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DID YOU SORT THIS OUT JohnStan from Conwy

Submitted: 10/07/2017 09:20:54 | ID: 142466

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Joanne Masson, Aberdeenshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi there, We're driving to our holiday destination and starting to panic! The engine and traction lights have came on. It has lost some power. Any advice? Thanks!

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When driving my car and stop at lights when I pull away the enigen Raws and goes to fast what is wrong I have just had a new timing belt fitted any advice thanks Kathy bryan from Essex

Submitted: 08/07/2017 11:26:33 | ID: 142436

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Bob Hill, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Meriva 2006

My Vauxhall Meriva`s tailgate is closed and the lock is not responding. It won’t unlock and I can’t open it with the door handle, there is no movement. Does anyone have any suggestions please?

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Two possibles. If you have the 2006 model with electric operated latch (not just the lock) there is sometimes a software glitch in the system. If this is the case, turn the ignition on and back off and it should reset everything. If the central locking is not activating the lock on the tailgate (ie you can not hear the mechanism moving when you press the remote button on the key) there is a strong chance of a wiring fault. The wiring to the tailgate passes through a grommet at roof height. Over time the cables that pass through the grommet fail due to the constant flexing as the tailgate is opened and closed. Need to locate the break in the cable and repair it. Conrad Jones from Swansea

The same thing happened to my 06 Meriva, except it had also damaged the wires to the brake bulbs, so it meant that rear tailgate opening was intermittent, and also that every time I pressed the brake pedal the brake light fuse blew! Have a look at the wires at the top left of the rear of the tailgate (dead simple to find and check) before you pay a garage silly money!! The peplacement loom is cheap to buy and an hours job to fit yourself! Good luck Simon from Dorset

I had one of the very first Merivas and the position of the lock on the tailgate when you withdraw the key effects whether or not the solenoid is activated or not. If I remember correctly when the key slot is level (ie not vertical) the solenoid is deactivated. Give it a try. John Wirral. John from Merseyside

Hi Bob Re: Meriva boot central locking not working I have just had the same issue that John describes above - I.E. My boot would not open with the central locking. When the key was removed and the slot was Vertical the solenoid was shut off when I removed the key and left it in a horizontal position it worked fine again. A big thanks to John you are a life saver mate. Please try this method before considering taking your car to the garage or Auto Electrician. Rain from Cambridgeshire

Those answers don't exactly address my own problem, which was: The catch/cam went into the closed position with the tailgate open so the catch could not close on the locking post. Neither the central locking nor the tailgate handle would reset it and the catch could not be moved by hand. Solution: There is a grommet in the tailgate lining, just above the locking mechanism. If you remove it you can poke your finger in and reset the catchcam to the open position by pushing the release wire. Vic from Greater London

I too solve this problem of not un-locking by restarting engine and then it unlocks!! Seems to happen around every 20 times I open close car. Re-starting engine is easiest solution John John from Renfrewshire

The problem is most likely the motor actuator to open the boot fold down the rear seats and climb in the back underneath the back window is the plastic case covering the inside of the boot right in the middle you will see a round plastic plug take it off now put your finger in and push down on the thin metal rod to release the boot now take of the inside trim upplug the actuator and unscrew in and replace it then the cover job done £40 for a new motor actuator. Peter from North Lanarkshire

See Peter's answer above - it worked for my 08 Meriva. As you push down on the rod loop, push the tailgate out - mine didn't open on its own. Once it was open I took trim panel off, checked connections and hey presto the handle opening and central locking all worked again. ( and no ,the obvious switching the engine off and restarting had had zero effect. Likewise relocking/unlocking) Chris from City of Edinburgh

I had this problem om my 2010 model when check it out on YouTube it said you can open from inside. look at the actual lock mechanism itself you should be able to see a small release button on the left hand side. just press this and it is a manual release button. Don't know if this is the same for all models John Smith from Derbyshire

I just had this problem on my 05 plate. It was exactly as John from Merseyside said. Thank you for you tips. Joan from Herefordshire

Submitted: 17/09/2013 14:58:21 | ID: 54289

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Linda, Flintshire

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi my tigra 2007 boot seems to go up ok but I'm waiting about 15minutes for it to go back down. Where is the reservoir for the hydraulic oil situated as don't think this has ever been topped up. Or if you have any ideas what it might be would appreciate your input. Thanks

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The reservoir is in the boot under the carpet - not easy to remove carpet without damaging it but it can be done! Julia Feeley from Cornwall

Submitted: 06/03/2016 17:00:26 | ID: 128636

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Steve McLoughlin, Cheshire

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

Fault code 55 is showing on my Vauxhall Insignia. A friend says that it might relate to the fan but this is working okay. Any ideas? (cdti)

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When code 55 appears... you must take you car for a drive, leaving it at over 2000 rpm... keep driving over this for about 10 minutes and code 55 will then disappear... this is cleaning the carbon filter from your car... Ivan from Ireland

as Ivan said ,, but you need to do this once a month,,, tony from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/11/2012 10:02:41 | ID: 63473

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