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Rachael Smith, Kent

Vauxhall Astra 5-Door Hatch 1998

Hi... My Vauxhall Astra heater fan only works sometimes and now has completely stopped working. Any ideas as to what to do or look for? Many thanks.

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got the same problem, waiting for someone to answer you lol jon from Merseyside

Submitted: 14/02/2012 08:57:11 | ID: 78502

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Leo, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Three passenger doors have deadlocked. I took it to Vauxhall dealer - they originally replaced some defective wiring behind the driver`s door - short term it worked (£250 down). A few days later the same thing, this time they said a complete new alarm system was needed (another £320 down). A few days later the same thing!Two questions - any idea what the actual problem is? Secondly - what recourse to the Vauxhall dealer?thanks Leo

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go back dealer cause a right fuss refuse to pay anymore money ask for a refund of labour charges and reduced cost of parts fitted ie cost price and more than that you would like your car fixed as the work is not satifactory fix and it looks like they took a wild guess at the fix then say you will ring customer services direct with vauxhall ask for site manager bypass the service manager go higher good luck dont forget to state you have paid hard earnt cash for nothing and would nothing better than a working car and they are the experts sort of service you expect from fred in the shed not a main dealer transit tone from West Midlands

Submitted: 19/01/2015 09:59:44 | ID: 109837

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lauren Lambert, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I changed my battery as it was dead. When I`ve started the car back up the trip computer screen is displaying safe. It has reset the date, time and consumptions etc The stereo isn`t working either. Any ideas?

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I'm having the same problem!! Have you by any chance managed to fix? Gemma from South Yorkshire

needs safe code//audio code/if not got it dealer will get it but will cost you around 20 notes transit tone from West Midlands

Submitted: 16/01/2015 05:54:31 | ID: 109648

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richard, Essex

Vauxhall Vectra

hi there i just bought my 06 vectra from a mechanic he showed me how the radio cd player works and mentioned oops i`ve just activated safe guard. I just managed to work out how to cancel it but every time i switch off engine and switch on engine safe guard appears can you please tell me what this is other than that the radio and car all works well

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Hi, How do you deactivate please? My displays safe and my CD player won't work Gemma from South Yorkshire

Hi, How do you deactivate please? My displays safe and my CD player won't work Gemma from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/01/2015 18:24:25 | ID: 109303

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Dennis, Essex

Vauxhall Insignia

I am trying to get my iPod/iPhone to work through the aux there is not a usb but there is two aux cigarette type points have plugged iPod in and it does not show am i doing something wrong also have all the equipment for bluetooth but it does not show cd/aux menue

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I have had this problem. The best fix I've found is to buy a Belkin transmitter. It can be powered from a cigarette lighter connection. Attach your iPhone/iPod to the Belkin (it also charges at the same time) and then click a button on the Belkin which then tells you what radio frequency to use and then tune in to that frequency on the car radio. Bob's your uncle! Downside: if you're in a busy radio frequency area or you're travelling some distance then you may need to re-tune but it's quick and easy to do. Sue from Hampshire

I have had this problem. The best fix I've found is to buy a Belkin transmitter. It can be powered from a cigarette lighter connection. Attach your iPhone/iPod to the Belkin (it also charges at the same time) and then click a button on the Belkin which then tells you what radio frequency to use and then tune in to that frequency on the car radio. Bob's your uncle! Downside: if you're in a busy radio frequency area or you're travelling some distance then you may need to re-tune but it's quick and easy to do. Sue from Hampshire

Submitted: 24/01/2015 15:27:54 | ID: 110232

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david mckenzie, North Ayrshire

Vauxhall Astra

2005 astra estate, can anybody tell me how to switch on interior light, thank you

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TRY PULLING HEADLIGHT SWITCH TOWARDS YOU , MIGHT BE THE SAME AS MY 2001. mike from Suffolk

Submitted: 02/11/2014 23:01:11 | ID: 105541

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Rolland, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Astra

I have an Astra 1.4 Sxi. In the past month or two I have spent a couple of weekends when I didn't drive the vehicle and when I try to start it the engine won't start. The car also doesn't seem to make that cranking sound. At first I thought it's the battery but the radio and the lights still come on. I also put the battery into a different car and it works first time. Here's the tricky bit... for it to start I have to jump start it and every time I switch off the engine I have to jump start it for the whole day or even 2 days. After that that's when it starts working normally? In addition to this the car seems to lose power when driving, this is totally a different issue but I was just wondering if there's a correlation between the 2 issues or???? Can anyone help please and thank you on advance

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Hi Rolland Im thinking that some cars need a certain amount of battery power more than other cars, to turn over. I would at least get quotes for a battery check to start with, even if it may be assumed its ok. Your battery may start another car with the energy it has, but does not mean it should also start your car. Start from the basics and work your way through. PLEASE REPLACE ANY BLOWN FUSES LIKE FOR LIKE. mike from Suffolk

Submitted: 03/11/2014 15:11:12 | ID: 105588

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Carl Cooper, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Astra

My drivers side door keeps dead locking. I have just put a new lock on. The central locking is all working as i can hear it lock and unlock.( I have done this with the drivers side door on the latch) But it does not release the drivers side door. Any ideas please would be much appreciated. ~Thanks

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Hi Carl If you remove your door trim and wind your window down can you then operate your locking system to then see what the problem is. If not, you could also remove the other side to see if that side is operating differently. You might spot the difference and adjust the faulty side accordingly. I hope its a quick fix for you. mike from Suffolk

Submitted: 10/11/2014 21:09:20 | ID: 106004

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shiv, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Astra

Hi my driver door wont latch shut the door swings bk when shutting it and it wont stay shut it isnt the latch thats down it shuts but doesnt click shut how do u repair this thanks

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Look at where your door closes onto a catch, the catch is adjustable as you can hopefully see. Undo the fixings slightly so you can then move the catch towards you, so as you close the door the catch will have more chance of the catch fitting correctly into the latch in your door. BUT only move the catch a tiny bit at a time incase of over doin it which may cause wind noise around door seal. mike from Suffolk

Submitted: 11/11/2014 23:04:21 | ID: 106082

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paul, Devon

Vauxhall Astra

I have the plastic guard hanging of the front of my car underneath also there is a rubber tube thats fell off is this dandrous if I drove withoutvit on thanks

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Sounds like the thermostat is staying open . This problem wont cause any problems to worry about , If you get a new cooling system "thermostat" fitted, you may save fuel and your temperature gauge will raise more quicker which indicates your engines cooling system is back to normal. You will then benefit inside your car by receiving heat through your heater blower a lot sooner than you expect. This supply and fit job price should not shock you considering the benefits. STAY WARM. mike from Suffolk

Sounds like the thermostat is staying open . This problem wont cause any problems to worry about , If you get a new cooling system "thermostat" fitted, you may save fuel and your temperature gauge will raise more quicker which indicates your engines cooling system is back to normal. You will then benefit inside your car by receiving heat through your heater blower a lot sooner than you expect. This supply and fit job price should not shock you considering the benefits. STAY WARM. mike from Suffolk

Sorry, this was for Piper Danny - next one down mike from Suffolk

SORRY , THIS INFO WAS FOR PIPER DANNY , NEXT THREAD DOWN. mike from Suffolk

Submitted: 30/12/2014 11:43:58 | ID: 108626

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david m smith, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Insignia

Insignia I purchased is now 5 months old.now noticing that every time I have been on a run a puddle of water appears on the ground located at the rear of the engine roughly in the middle. Having not used the air con the pool of water is still evident.water level in coolant system has dropped. any suggestions please

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I had the same fault with water under car just behind engine and when I found it, it was the water drain from window screen. Lift bonnet and look on l/h side bulk head and you will see a grill at top of chassis leg, water enters there runs in side chassis leg and runs out of a hole on chassis leg on floor body just behind engine . PaulCassell Cassell from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/11/2014 20:24:32 | ID: 106678

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ROY, West Midlands

Vauxhall Insignia

The front heated seats won`t stop on long enough to get warm. Does anybody know why?

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Look on the heater display where the fan pipes come on when you press heater seat button, if this stays on only 15 go 20 seconds then goes out it will be the heated pad or wiring to pad in seat PaulCassell Cassell from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 20/01/2015 11:45:10 | ID: 109920

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John Richards, Somerset

Vauxhall Zafira 2004

My Vauxhall engine management light has been staying on in the last 24 hours but the car is still running fine. Any answers as to why this is happening? Many thanks! (1.6 Life)

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Hi John, not sure if yours is a diesel but my 2ltr diesel did the same and it was a glow plug fault. Replaced and problem solved. A Vauxhall garage did it for a small charge, they put their hand held diagnostic computer into the socket behind the hand brake console and found the fault code that will have locked itself into the management system. Takes about 5 mins Philip Carlini from Suffolk

Hi, I had same and was told it was the EGR valve. I gave it a good clean, still engine management light came on during the Diagnostics Test and this was saying it was the EGR valve. I put my fault on the web and a man told me to clean out the vent pipes on the right side of coilpack, one about 20mm in diameter and one about 15mm. I gave them a good clean, light went out - all good. So even with a Diagnostics Test it doesn’t tell all. I hope this will help, you may need help to find them. I have a 1.6v petrol engine Tony McNeela from England

Try disconnecting the red lead on battery , leave it for half an then recocect it should reset its self tina from Swansea

Try disconnecting the red lead on battery , leave it for half an then recocect it should reset its self tina from Swansea

Submitted: 13/12/2010 15:07:36 | ID: 68531

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Liam, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Just picked up my new insignia and there's an alert saying oil at 0%. Phoned the dealer who said the oil was replaced and that it just needed reset. When pressing the reset on the menu it does nothing. Anyone got any ideas how to reset this to 100% on the new insignia? All help appreciated greatly thanks

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Hi Liam, make sure you`re pressing the footbrake before you press the reset. George from North Lanarkshire

Thanks George Liam from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 20/01/2015 22:17:06 | ID: 109997

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Sandy Edmonds, Norfolk

Vauxhall Tigra 2008

My Vauxhall Tigra`s roof is not completing its opening sequence. The roof retracts into the boot okay but it does not sound like it locks into position and there is no beep to say it`s completed and the windows do not go up? You can open/close the boot okay when it`s reached this position. If you then take off the handbrake and go to drive the warning beep sounds to tell you the roof has not completed the sequence. The boot opens and closes all okay. Has anyone else had this problem? Know of any fixes? Can anyone help please? Thanks ever so.

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Contact Cayman Autos in Dorking. They fixed a similar problem in my Tigra. Eddy KIRK from Surrey

Submitted: 14/02/2014 15:31:00 | ID: 62116

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David McKay, Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Tigra 2006

Hi all. I have a faulty roof on my Vauxhall Tigra. I have changed the pump but it`s still not working. The boot opens and closes from the outside but neither the boot or roof will work from the buttons inside the car, I don`t even get an alarm from the buttons inside the car. I know there are problems with the roof. Does anyone have any idea what to try next? I was going to replace the switch inside the car or the control unit? (1.4)

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I had the same problem yesterday, no bleeping noise, roof would not open and the boot would not open, so I removed the boot button out and put a wire into both parts of the lug from where the button had been. Basically hotwired the boot which shut the boot and allowed the roof to work. I am not a mechanic or a sparky but anything is worth a try. Sam Larosa from England

I had similar problems with my roof. Took the car to a place called Cayman Autos in Dorking who specilise in Tigras. They fixed the problem. Not cheap...but it`s fixed! Eddy KIRK from Surrey

Submitted: 01/04/2014 10:09:04 | ID: 93729

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rob, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Combo

Corsa 1.3 diesel limp mode at 70mph?Hi people I have just bought a 2006 1.3 diesel corsa and when I put my foot down and hit then loses its power. It still drives but seems very slow. It also has done this twice in 3rd gear but Everytime in 5th. I have heard this is limp mode. What do you think this might be the spanner light is on once van us warm

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air flow meter coming from air intake just swap it over with one from scrappy 20 quid bilbo from Darlington

I had the same problem with my van, there is an arm on the side of the turbo that acts as a govenor sometimes it sticks. The garage freed mine but my boss had to have a new turbo scott from Devon

Turbo waste gate actuator "sticking" or egr valve blocked. andy from Derbyshire

Submitted: 12/10/2014 20:40:22 | ID: 104515

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Mark, England

Vauxhall Vivaro 2004

I`ve just had my gear linkage cable replaced on my Vauxhall Vivaro. A week later I had the same problem, coming off the ball joint. Would this be the actual ball on the ball joint wearing out, because I had another gear linkage cable fitted about 15 months previous to this one last week? If this is the case should the garage have seen this and changed the actual ball? If not is it a major job and expense to fit the ball? Thank you

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Had this happen to me. I wouldn’t pay for a new cable set from the gear stick. What a bad design, you’d think there would just be a securing clip. I put the connector back on the ball joint and tied it on with some cable. Been like it for 6 months now with absolutely no problems. Hope this helps, Andrew Pemberton from Carmarthenshire

Had same problem on Nissan Primastar 03 - cable ties works a treat, bit tricky to get in place. 10 months now no problems Roy B from County Fermanagh

I had this happen too, I fixed it by cutting a small square from a pair of marigold gloves and slipped it over the ball joint before pressing the linkage down. May cause a lot of wear on the cable over time though as I have known the cable to break after some time Rich from England

Before replacing any cables I`ve just had the same problem. Mine was really hard to get into gear especially first thing in the morning. I took it to Vauxhall who said I needed new cables at £149 and probably the box needed changing as well at £1300. I went home depressed and lifted the bonnet and decided to WD40 the link arm that goes into the gearbox which the cable connects to. Four blasts of spray later my gearbox is as smooth as new. I phoned Abbey Transmissions who rebuild the boxes for Vauxhall and Renault (you can deal with them direct) and they told me it`s a common problem on these vans, as there isn`t a proper seal round the shaft so dirt and debris gets in. It`s now been over a month and I`ve sprayed it every day or so and it`s fine, so I`ve just smeared a lot of thick grease around the shaft to help seal it and it seems fine. It`s worth a go before you go down the road of a new gearbox. PS Abbey Auto Transmision charge £750 for a recon which is £600 cheaper than the dealers, happy days – John from Hertfordshire

You can buy a kit from eBay for 30 pounds and it should fix this problem, just ordered mine waiting for delivery, the person will not tell you about it, I’ve tried getting it out of him but he answer check my feed back which is 100% so it must work only one negative but he said it’s too expensive, but does the job. Good look every one. He’s called Matlock Systems on eBay Khalid Hussain from Lancashire

Thank you for your kind words, yours sincerely - matlock-systems.com Anonymous from

Hi, you can buy a clamp off eBay for £9.99 free post, this clamps under the ball and over the top of the selector. a brodrick from Lancashire

Submitted: 18/10/2012 12:14:21 | ID: 64726

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joanne mcarthur, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there my indicator flash's very fast when i indicate right checked all bulbs and they are all working fine. Would be grateful if somebody could give me some advice Kind Regards Joanne

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The bulbs which are flashing fast need replacing. They may still work but this is a warning that they don`t have long left. stevie from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 06/01/2015 08:08:56 | ID: 109009

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Andrew Davies, Carmarthenshire

Vauxhall Meriva 2010

Do you need a diagnostic machine to change rear pads on a 2010 Vauxhall Meriva due to the electric handbrake can`t rewind brake piston back without one? If you wind it back without diagnostic will this damage the main brain?

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Hi I just bought a Meriva turbo 1:4. When I start the temperature goes to 90 and also the car makea a lot of smoke? elric angtinghone from Surrey

oh boy if your not sure how to deal with epb park brake get a tech to do it if it goes wrong you could loose your fingers but on most motors theres a set way to stop it working for techs or not correct way but leave off hand brake remove car battery allow ten mins for systems to power down should be a safer bet if your going to do it your self STAY SAFE one job worth paying for transit tone from West Midlands

Submitted: 24/03/2014 09:51:49 | ID: 63201

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rob, West Midlands

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a Corsa 1.4 cc Breeze 1998 and we have the engine symbol warning light on the dash. What does it mean?

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don't go to a garage for diagnostic costs 30 odd quid, I had the same went on amazon got a diagnostic thing for 14 quid. could be the bank 1 o2 sensor on the manifold having problems adrian mayes from Hampshire

Submitted: 08/01/2015 10:55:28 | ID: 109158

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Patrick, Luton

Vauxhall Movano

Hi, I need to know how many miles or Km I will do in 1 Lt of diesel... Thanks

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Hi Patrick, I've just done a round trip of 330 miles on 50 litres so that works out at 6.6 miles per litre Phil from Durham

Submitted: 02/06/2014 14:51:26 | ID: 96723

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steve marley, Kent

Vauxhall Movano

I have a problem with the side cargo door. The door open sign on the display keeps coming on even though the door is shut. I have had a new door sensor fitted under guarantee without success.

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Hi Steve, I fixed this problem myself by removing both sets of contacts (the ones on the door and the ones on the door frame). The problem I found on my van (a 2012 model, so not old!) is that the steel is very thin where the contacts are mounted. All it needed was prying forward with my fingers and then refit, Job done!Phil from Durham

Hi Steve, I fixed this problem myself by removing both sets of contacts (the ones on the door and the ones on the door frame). The problem I found on my van (a 2012 model, so not old!) is that the steel is very thin where the contacts are mounted. All it needed was prying forward with my fingers and then refit, Job done!Phil from Durham

Submitted: 16/12/2014 09:52:44 | ID: 107981

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David Nixon, Durham

Vauxhall Antara 2009

I have got a problem with a noise coming from somewhere in my Vauxhall Antara when I decellerate or come to slow down. I suspect that it could be from the gearbox. Once again I took it to a dealer who had it for a week and used a full tank of diesel but could not hear it. It has now become louder and it also happens on the overrun, even in hot or cold conditions. Has anyone else had this problem? (2.0 CDTI Auto)

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sounds like the turbo Mike from Hampshire

I have a 2007 Antara auto with 33,000 miles and I am getting a noise when running at slow speed second gear when decelerating, the noise is like a metal to metal grinding noise. The garage wrongly diagnosed the steering rack, then the Turbo and I have had the car for 3 1/2 months but only had it in my possession for 2 1/2 weeks. Did you get to the bottom of your problem? mark from Cheshire

Submitted: 08/04/2013 10:45:34 | ID: 92669

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Ryan Taylor, England

Vauxhall Meriva 2007

How easy is it to replace a dipped headlight bulb on a Vauxhall Meriva? It is the passenger side that is having the problem. I have attempted to do it myself and it isn’t as easy as it should be. I tried unscrewing bolts to pull the lighting unit out but this appears to still be connected by something at the bottom of the unit which you can’t see or reach. Any help would be much appreciated. Any suggestions? (Life)

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You need to slide your hand down the back of the headlight unit, which can be a tight squeeze. There will be a vertical piece of plastic, that you need to twist and then pull out away from the light. The bulb will be inside which you then just pull straight off. Replace with another H7 bulb and reverse what you have done. Drivers side is more difficult, as you have to remove the air hose feed to be able to get your hand in. You can remove the entire light fitting, but there are bolts on top, and more underneath, which would require you to get under the car and reach up behind the bumper etc. Have changed both bulbs on my friends ’04 Meriva (drivers yesterday), and haven’t had to remove the light fitting either time Ste from Cheshire

It is not easy. The handbook recommends removing the battery as well. I took mine to a dealer, and the mechanic managed to fit it by getting his small hand inside. It’s worth buying the bulb at a Vauxhall garage which offers free fitting to have this done. Also worth writing to the EU, to force them to mandate manufacturers to make all lights user servicable, especially as they require road users to carry spare sets of bulbs in most EU countries Russ from Wiltshire

After about 30 mins trial and error I finally got the bulb replaced. Removing the air hose isn't necessary, and I have big hands! I removed the two bolts at the top of the headlight fitting and pulled the fitting as far out as it would come. Then instead of attempting to twist the bulb fitting from the above, I went in from the right side - below the pesky air hose. If you look for the cables coming from the headlight - just go in below there. I gripped the slot and twisted it 90 degrees lefty loosely. After a little tug, the fitting came out. I had to use my other hand from above to maneuver the bulb and fitting out of the cavity without dropping it. I pulled the old bulb out of the fitting (which was also difficult to work out!) and popped the other bulb in. After that it was a case of maneuvering the fitting back into the hole and rotating through different positions until it felt snug. After that it was another difficult twist, but the bulb locked into place. After testing it, I bolted the lamp back into place and swore to never buy another Vauxhall again. So it is possible to DIY, even for the large handed male, albeit with a few knuckle scuffs. rystein from Yorkshire

look under wheel arch plastic liner you will see a panel about were the back of lamp is remove panel yea back of lamp remove cover fit bulb bobs yer uncle transit tone from West Midlands

Submitted: 17/12/2012 14:25:50 | ID: 65702

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brendon, South Africa

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, my car`s temperature rises past 90 degrees and when I open the heater the temperature comes down. What could be the problem? Please help.

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This happened to me not so long ago, turns out I had a problem with the thermostat. The temp was getting high and when I turned on the heaters it dropped but the heaters weren't as hot as they should have been. Hope this helps Damo from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 16/12/2014 20:29:44 | ID: 108017

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chris young, Cheshire

Vauxhall Astra

I have white scum on the oil cap. What does this mean?

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Hi, first do an oil change with new filter, if it still scums up then it could be your head gasket, but first do an oil change. If you do a lot of short journeys this can also have the same effect, it gets condensation in the oil that foams up. Give it a try rob graham from Merseyside

Submitted: 03/01/2015 08:27:29 | ID: 108793

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angela, Darlington

Vauxhall Zafira

My car is a Zafirra 1.8 03 model .....its starting up fine but the acceleration has gone theirs nothing when you press the pedal. I

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My car did the same, the car`s engines have a safety setting that, if there is a problem with the engine which needs to be repaired, the car goes into recovery mode and it will only allow a maximum of around 20 mph. When mine did this it was one of the coil packs that needed to be replaced, but there are lots of different things that can cause this. If you don't have someone who knows about cars then take it to the garage that you normally take the car to, because if the car has gone into recovery mode it's done it for a reason. Hope this helps. Karen from Fife

Submitted: 27/12/2014 15:01:40 | ID: 108483

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pat, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Astravan

My van has just died on me. It has gone from what I thought was a starter motor problem to nothing at all, just a click when you turn the key. The dash lights up, the lights work but the fan just will not turn over?

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Hi mate, I'm no expert but just noticed your question whilst trying to find an answer on something else. My 1.7 sportive does this very rarely (turn the key and lights come on but it just will not start, doesn't even make any sound at all). You just have to get back out of the van, shut the door and lock it on the key fob, unlock it and get back in and it works straightaway, everytime that I`ve done it anyway. Hope this helps. Danieltj from Flintshire

Submitted: 13/07/2014 19:33:38 | ID: 99601

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morag, Clackmannanshire

Vauxhall Tigra

Does anyone know how to reset? I`ve put a new battery in and now the driver`s door window won`t go up or down? Thanks

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Close and open the windows once. Just keep the button pressed all the way up and down. Should work after! Cheers razvan from Halton

Submitted: 04/01/2015 12:01:12 | ID: 108871

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Zaheer, South Africa

Vauxhall Astra

Hi all I've bought an Astra without a cylinder head. I have purchased a cylinder head and fitted it myself, the timing is set perfectly but the car refuses to start. It swings fine but just doesn't start. The engine management light and the the light with a spanner stays on. What do I look for in this case? Kindly assist guys. Much appreciated.

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Question 1 why was the cylinder head removed? If per chance it was water damage there is a chance the con rods have distorted which will result in lack of compression hence non start. Prob worth checking compressions. If that's OK some fault codes will show even with non start so get them checked, cleared if there are any and checked again after cranking over again. If still no good it's probably time to get a mechanic to start from scratch as there are many possible causes from coil pack to low pressure in the fuel rail. Hope this helps William William Gillings from Devon

Submitted: 17/12/2014 22:07:12 | ID: 108070

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Doug Willcox, Norfolk

Vauxhall Combo

Hi, Wonder if anyone can help, I have Vauxhall Combo 1.7cdti 2005 Problem with the eps light coming on and lose the power steering, Was told by the AA that two sensors were playing up, garage said iwould need new can these sensors be replaced without putting a new column on Many thanks Doug

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Replace Eps unit, it`s under driver footwell, can test power going in and test going out - easy fix £10 at breakers Steve from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 10/01/2015 11:19:59 | ID: 109277

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Alex Newton, England

Vauxhall Movano 2005

Hi. I have a Vauxhall Movano and the belt keeps coming off and the steering is hard. When the belt goes back on it`s fine but it`s hard to turn left. It`s had new power steering fluid. Can anybody give any help? Thanks.

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Hi. The stop light came on with the battery light. I pulled over and the rubber belt was in the road. Can you please advise me? Thank youLiz Marshall from Hertfordshire

sounds like a pulley out of line or poss crank pulley damper has split allowing excess movement causing belt to derail get them checked first all the best transit tone from West Midlands

Submitted: 13/02/2014 12:11:35 | ID: 68186

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Malcolm callaghan, Durham

Vauxhall Insignia

When I start my car the afl service light stays on any ideas how I get rid of this or what the problem is cheers

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The AFL light comes on normally when one of the bulbs have blown in the headlamp gary from Caerphilly

The AFL light comes on normally when one of the bulbs have blown in the headlamp gary from Caerphilly

Submitted: 01/01/2015 17:22:39 | ID: 108725

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Karen Abbott, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a 60 plate Meriva. I have 3 square orange lights above my mileage which look a bit like the wheel areas on a car - they keep randomly coming on. Any idea what they are? I can't find them in the manual!

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It's your rear seatbelt indicators. Shows if they're fastened or not. Caroline from Aberdeenshire

It's your rear seatbelt indicators. Shows if they're fastened or not. Caroline from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 11/01/2015 19:14:54 | ID: 109375

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a snowden, Lancashire

Vauxhall Meriva

can any body tell me how to remove code 42 from the dash, I know it is oil change warning light but the car was recently serviced including oil change

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reset engine management and any garage can do that got mine done for fiver after service thankyou hoped helped shamas from West Yorkshire

reset engine management and any garage can do that got mine done for fiver after service thankyou hoped helped shamas from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 06/01/2015 22:17:44 | ID: 109060

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Gareth, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafira 04, When it's running I'm getting a vibrating noise, soon as I put my foot down onto the clutch, the noise stops. Please can anyone advice me. Many thanks.

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Thrush bearing going or gone sit with clutch, but comes with the new clutch when you buy one. I`d be careful till it`s done, clutch going at speeds is a pain, I`ve had many go while driving. It`s easy to drive without, just not good on the gearbox. It`s what it sounds like sean from Hampshire

Submitted: 15/10/2014 19:07:50 | ID: 104657

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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

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

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dyson, Cheshire

Vauxhall Astravan

how do I change the radiator on my 2003 Vauxhall envoy 1700td van ,do I have to take the front bumper off

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NO ... bumper stays on ..its easy.... a few bolts ,top and bottom hoses off radiator out .... tony barton from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 09/08/2014 18:49:07 | ID: 101225

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george, Essex

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi I have a Vauxhall sportive van 2004 diesel and I want to change the seats as mine seem very low and sunken does anyone know what seats will fit as a straight swap .

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are you asking weather seats from another male of vehicle will fit ? im not sure but I got some astra sxi seats from a scrap yard for my van there are plenty around and fit perfectly ...any asta g seats will fit tony barton from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 27/11/2014 20:48:41 | ID: 107007

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