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Len Asplin, Powys

Vauxhall Meriva 2006

I have had a persistant coolant leak for the past 2 years in my Vauxhall Meriva. Until recently it lost about a litre every month. As the Vauxhall garage was unable to find the leak I learnt to live with it. Within the last few months I have been losing about a litre of coolant every 50 miles. It has been in the garage 5 times, a gasket was replaced around some component and more recently the cap replaced. They have been very thorough in trying to identify where the leak is. Does anyone have any idea as to where this leak is happening?

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Hello mate, I’ve had same problem with my Meriva 1.7cdti 2004 for the past 2 years. Lot of garages tried to identify the problem but they were not able too. However, a few days ago I decide to do a thorough check myself on the cooling system: Radiator, water pump, all hosing system and some other things that potentially were the cause of the leak. I found out that the leak was coming from a thermostat housing gasket located underneath the EGR valve and there is a S-shape hose connected to the same housing in the same location which was leaking too. There is a very tight place to work, you have to remove battery, EGR valve and some other things out of your way in order to reach the Thermostat Housing and the S-hose. It’s very annoying and that’s why mechanics don’t really want to mess with it, but believe it or not this is very common issue with AstraG/H; Meriva; Corsa on 1.7cdti engine. I hope this piece of information will give you an idea on how to fix this very common leak on Opel/ Vauxhall. Thanks Blerton Avdiu from Albania

Does anybody think that maybe the dex-cool became acid and it's eating everything inside? Just wonder if in your maintenance manual it says that is long life and it doesn't need to be replaced in some years. You can find lots of examples on this topic on the internet. I will just paste some comment from someone from America which described excellent the product. quote: by GMowner Dex-cool is a great product and the manufacturer recommended antifreeze for GM and other vehicles with aluminum radiators, heater cores and water pumps and aluminum engine components in contact the coolant. It has no silicates which tear up water pumps. Dex-cool lasts for up to five years in use or 150,000 miles whichever comes first. After that period it turns acid as do other antifreeze products. The sacrificial additives are consumed at that time. Next the radiator sludge in the top of the radiator is due to air in the radiator. The cooling system has a air purge point to bleed and remove air. More importantly the sludge is caused by failure of the radiator cap to pull coolant from the reservoir when the engine cool down. Due to contamination of the little second valve in the radiator cap, air is left in the top of the radiator and sludge forms. The cap should be monitored for build up of contaminants defeating the valve, and replaced as necessary. When you take the cap off when the engine is cold, there should be no air space. These measures avoids all the problems that everybody critical of dex-cool complains about. Cebinee from Romania

Submitted: 15/11/2012 09:24:16 | ID: 92592

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Gerald Herbert, Torfaen

Vauxhall Meriva 2006

My 2006 Vauxhall Meriva keeps losing water from the coolant bottle. I have had all pipes tested and no leaks found. I have just had it back from further testing which also says no leaks but the bottle needs to be refilled before each journey to and from destination, no matter how short or long. Any ideas please? It would be greatly appreciated. (1.7 cdti)

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Sorry haven’t got a solution to your problem but I am also losing a litre of coolant approximately every 50 miles on my 2006 1.4 Meriva Energy. It has been into a Vauxhall garage 5 times, gasket replaced and filler cap but still the leak persists. Does anyone have a solution? Len Asplin from Wales

I have the same problem on my Vauxhall Meriva 1.7 cdti 2004 model changed a small water hose under the theomstat unite and have to fill the coolant bottle every 50 miles there is no leaks underneath. Can anyone help please? David Williams from England

I too have the same problem on my 55 plate Meriva 1.4. I’m losing approx 1 litre of coolant per month and the heater is not getting warm unless I rev the engine. I have had a new thermostat, water pump and water pump gasket. The garage have pressure tested the system and assure me there are no leaks but still the coolant is disappearing. There is no white cream under the oil filler cap so I don’t suspect the head gasket is at fault. Did you guys manage to diagnose the problem with your cars? Karl Packham from Staffordshire

Hi, have taken vehicle to Vauxhall dealer who was unable to diagnose problem until they did a "hot" test (they said that they had to have the car running as if it was being driven to find it even though we explained the car only lost water if it was being used, if it was idling the car lost nothing). The problem was a leak on the injector seals which would not show up if the car was just idling. The repair cost £1,500 with Vauxhall. The problem arose again the day after we brought car home, but took it back as the seals had not been replaced properly. So far no further problems other than the pipes are splitting one by one so having to replace each one. Not sure if this is anything to do with repair or just normal wear and tear. Hope this helps Gerald Herbert from Torfaen

Meriva Breeze 1.4 16v. Same thing happened to me. Found out coolant was leaking out into the engine bay via a worn bearing on the water pump. Had it replaced and so far, no more coolant loss. Hope this helps Alex Barton from Staffordshire

I have a 2011 Meriva and also had a leak from my coolant bottle. My solution was to buy some Radweld from Halfords and use in the coolant bottle as directed. This has worked a treat and no more leaks. You are never going to find any small holes in pipes yourself !! I do keep checking it periodically but it is fine now. Cheaper than taking to the dealer !! Bev Sherwood from Leicestershire

Does anybody think that maybe the dex-cool became acid and it's eating everything inside? Just wonder if in your maintenance manual it says that is long life and it doesn't need to be replaced in some years. You can find lots of examples on this topic on the internet. I will just paste some comment from someone from America which described excellent the product. quote: by GMowner Dex-cool is a great product and the manufacturer recommended antifreeze for GM and other vehicles with aluminum radiators, heater cores and water pumps and aluminum engine components in contact the coolant. It has no silicates which tear up water pumps. Dex-cool lasts for up to five years in use or 150,000 miles whichever comes first. After that period it turns acid as do other antifreeze products. The sacrificial additives are consumed at that time. Next the radiator sludge in the top of the radiator is due to air in the radiator. The cooling system has a air purge point to bleed and remove air. More importantly the sludge is caused by failure of the radiator cap to pull coolant from the reservoir when the engine cool down. Due to contamination of the little second valve in the radiator cap, air is left in the top of the radiator and sludge forms. The cap should be monitored for build up of contaminants defeating the valve, and replaced as necessary. When you take the cap off when the engine is cold, there should be no air space. These measures avoids all the problems that everybody critical of dex-cool complains about. Cebinee from Romania

Submitted: 01/10/2012 11:31:44 | ID: 81242

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Ralph Terry, Norfolk

Vauxhall Tigra

My hardtop will not operate I have tried making sure everything is in order , but no go., has any one got something else I can try

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Hi Ralph it seems im having the same problem , did you get the issue sorted or where you able to can any advice from the forums . im not having much luck at the min ian johnson from Redcar and Cleveland

Hi Ralph it seems im having the same problem , did you get the issue sorted or where you able to can any advice from the forums . im not having much luck at the min ian johnson from Redcar and Cleveland

To Ian of Recar yes I have cleared the problem, Roof failure, go to boot under carpet directly behind the driver seat , find rubber box set into the floor ,in this box is the operating pump, on the end of the plastic oil chamber you will find a filler screw, fill up with hydraulic fluid, bought from Wilko's tell what it's for. Replace filler screw ,, next , on the top side of pump in metal casing you will find a bleed screw slacken to allow air to disipitate .next remove battery leads wait short time replace battery leads retry roof. Best of luck Ralph Terry from Norfolk

Submitted: 10/02/2016 16:54:10 | ID: 127380

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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

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

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Karen Clarke, West Midlands

Vauxhall Tigra

I have a 2009 Tigra 1.4 Convertible; I have had it since new and have never had any problems with the Roof until now. I took it in to be MOT'd and it had to have new front Disc and Brake Pads. When I brought it home, I tried to get the Roof down, to take a photo, as I am selling it and the Roof will not now go down. I have had a Vauxhall Electrical Diagnostic Check and it has not highlighted any electrical faults. Can you suggest anything else to check ? Could it be that the Hydraulic Fluid is low as, as far as I know, this has never been topped up. If so, where is the Hydraulic Fluid tank situated for me to check ? Also, could changing the Disc and Brake Pads have caused anything ? I would be very grateful for any suggestions you may have.

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Might sound silly but wiggle the gearstick from side to a few times in neutral, works every time for me!!! angie from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/01/2016 13:03:54 | ID: 126771

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Jane, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I've had alot of problems with my insignia every time it won't get out of limb mode, it won't go over 2000 revs and I've had it in the garage 4 times now each costing me over 100 pounds I really need to find out why it's doing this..... could you please help. Thank u

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Jane, when you take the car to the garage, have they not connected it to a diagnostic machine to find out what errors are stored in the ecu? The reason it went into limp mode should be stored! R Evans from Caerphilly

Yes they put it on diagnostic and fix it with what it says then as soon as I get it back it goes straight into limb mode again it's really getting me down now because I can't keep spending money on it, the last time I took it in on Friday the garage rang vauxhall and they said it might need a software update but I don't trust perrys at all. Jane from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/05/2016 08:10:13 | ID: 131857

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john, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

can any one help , my car runs fine but as soon as i put my foot down to accelerate quickly it goes into limp mode and the service engine soon light comes on ,once i turn off the engine and restart it every thing goes back to normal again

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John, a common reason for this is the turbo actuator sticking.. it is a rod that operated the turbo opening.. if it sticks there's not enough turbo boost and the ecu detects a fault.. you can clean it and lube it with releasing oil like WD40 just to free it then apply coppergrease and work it in. it this does not solve the problem and you have a diesel, it might be an EGR valve clogging up with soot. To help clear soot run your car with revs at about 3000rpm for a few miles.. it will feel unnatural and you'll want to change gear, but it gets the system hot and burns off the soot better. This is also ok for a DPF regeneration which could also be your problem (for diesels). you may find using a fuel system cleaner like Redex might assist... And you can overdose once in a while... i.e. put double the recommended amount R Evans from Caerphilly

ive had this & the garage detected air mass flow meter fault. I swapped this (easy) but the problem persisted. I later found a split in the intercooler hose (l/h side near battery from intercooler to inlet manifold) this gives the same error as air flow meter fault. don't pay Vauxhall prices £130 for flow meter, about the same for the hose- you can get both genuine from ebay for £65 & £35 respectively. pete sims from Lincolnshire

Also check wiring to injectors (injector no3) common fault is the wiring/plug degrades and a modified plug maybe needed. Try moving the plug while the engine is running and see if the engine sounds any different. A replacement plug is approx £10. Jd from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 10/04/2016 14:15:43 | ID: 130194

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andy patrick , Fife

Vauxhall Insignia

after changing gear ( 2nd 3rd 4th ) I seem to get a clunking noise on the right side. garage has checked the drop links and they are fine and to come back when it gets worse . hasn,t got worse but driving me nuts

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I had that a week after buying my 60 plate cdti. It was the inner cv on the off side drive shafts. Replaced shafts and noise gone steven from Lancashire

Dpf causes car lose power. Drop her low gear n give hard driving it clear itself Sabrina Murrin from Middlesex

Had this recently, turns out one of the engine mounts were lose, tightened these up and Tadaa problem solved. Shane from Essex

Submitted: 28/03/2016 23:16:15 | ID: 129609

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Garry Horsley , Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi there I have the abs light on and the traction control light on with these codes #7e8 engine #7ea and service stabilitrak please help. Many thanks Garry

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i just bought my insnigia 1.8 vvt and i took it back to the garage when the same ting happened to me he had to replace the wheel baring hub and a new sensor mark from West Lothian

Submitted: 13/05/2016 14:05:13 | ID: 131475

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Jay, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Insignia

Does anyone have problems with their diesel insignia burning excessive engine oil. Got a 15 plate 2.0 litre diesel and only had a short time and read out on dash says used 10% of engine oil in a week from being filled up.

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This is how much oil life left. when serviced reset to 100% this goes down with miles and type of use oil should still be checked for quantity on dip stick. John from Scottish Borders

Submitted: 10/05/2016 09:34:00 | ID: 131371

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Andy Baylis, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Antara

Yellow warning light come on twice now..not in manual. Top right of Pannal. Side view of a car..line through it...wave simple inside?

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This is the interior alarm sensor switch. When illuminated the sensors are off and prevent the alarm going off if someone is in the car, say while paying for petrol. The switch is 2nd in from left on the over head buttons above the mirror. It is my manual Steve from East Sussex

Submitted: 12/05/2016 21:30:27 | ID: 131463

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Katherine, West Midlands

Vauxhall Movano

I have bought a Vauxall movana van conversion. 2004. Quiet on tick over but loud ticking ? slapping noise when increase refs from engine. ???? any ideas please. Fed up of getting ripped off at garages already had injectors and fuel pump replaced.

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hi have you got it sorted mine is doing the same it's a 2.2 sounds a bit like top end to me but hard to say rob from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 11/03/2016 16:43:38 | ID: 128868

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Joe, Southampton

Vauxhall Insignia

My car is doing a humming noise, usually when I'm stopping. If I accelerate, the humming noise stops. It usually does the noise when I'm not in aceleration, or with a gear engaged. Anyone has any idea what this might be?

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I have the same problem with my insignia, following your post, any information would be helpful and appreciated. Nicky from West Yorkshire

Check the boost control solenoid valve that is situated in the engine bay behind the slam panel, I had a similar noise vibration and actually had it happen when I was outside the car and could feel the vibration at the front of the car. It is a common failure, change the valve and it will fix the problem. Tony Mills from Warwickshire

Submitted: 09/05/2016 13:49:45 | ID: 131338

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ian johnson, Redcar and Cleveland

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi My partner has recently bought a 2006 tigra convertible , the previous owner told her he hadn't used the roof in months and it was more likely to be just stuck . i have had a look and tried the roof myself , and i have noticed the following 1) windows move up and down when the doors open and close 2) The boot will only open when i press the button at the rear of the car and will only shut if i hold my finger on the button the the lights flash to show its closed 3) I dont get no beeping noises when trying to operate the roof 4) Cant here any motors trying to work Is there anything else i can check before i take it to a dealership Thanks in advance for any advice given Ian

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Hi my car is the 06 too!! And I've got the exact same problem as you.. Did you find out what is wrong with it? Louise from Scottish Borders

Hi Louise i've had no joy . The car is now at a local garage and they are taking a look fingers crossed it wont be too expensive . ian johnson from Redcar and Cleveland

Submitted: 11/05/2016 22:49:23 | ID: 131429

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Tracey Burns, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Antara

I'm having some problems wit my Antara that I think should be covered under warranty, and Arnold Clark want to charge me £96 just to look at the car. When I park the car racing up a hill it is rolling back every time. It has done this on and off sinc I bough the car, although it me happens very time. I'm having problems with my starter not starting the car. This has happened a few times where the starter is running without starting the car.

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Hello. We have had the same problem. Initially the dealer didn't believe me and I was told I wasnt applying the hand brake correctly!!!!!! but I was very persistent and eventually it was dealt with. Apparently there are some mechanics inside the discs that work via the electric brake and the rear ones were out of alignment. These were reset. This seems to have sorted the problem for now! Nicola Hicks from Suffolk

Further to my previous reply FYI I wasnt charged for this to be done. Not sure whether this was because it was covered under the life time warranty or because I made quite a lot of noise about poor service in general with the deakership! Nicola Hicks from Suffolk

Submitted: 11/03/2016 08:02:47 | ID: 128838

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Lynn, Kent

Vauxhall Antara

We recently experienced a major breakdown with the vehicle in France, just outside the ferry port. We had driven over 400 miles from Brittany and were returning home. The vehicle began making loud tapping/banging noise and white/blue smoke poured from rear of vehicle. We laboured it onto the grass verge where the vehicle then would not start again. There had been no 'warning' lights previously, so this was totally out of the blue. The car is still with a garage in Calais awaiting an Opel dealer assessing what has happened. Apparently when they prove it was nothing we had done, the Pan European Warranty should kick in and repairs done. Any ideas anyone? - Would be grateful.

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Same thing has just happened to me, I'm at present sitting at the side of the a1 waiting on the AA did you find out what the problem was ? Stephen herd from East Lothian

Same has just happened to us after having our 2013 Antara for 2 weeks!! Towed to our usual garage, but cannot detect the problem so car has to be towed to specialist dealer! I would be interested to hear from you as to what was diagnosed wrong with your cars! Thanks Nicole from Dorset

Submitted: 16/04/2015 09:22:57 | ID: 114767

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Chris, Somerset

Vauxhall Meriva

Hello. I've had my 2012 meriva for 6 months with no issues until now. Recently it's been really sluggish and really Judders under low revs. If I put my foot down in 3rd doing about 2000 revs it's Judders like pulling and stopping. I've read online it could be a maf issue. Does anyone have any experience of this issue

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I am in exactly the same situation, 2012, bought 6 months ago and does exactly what you've said. What is a maf issue? Bec from Essex

Submitted: 09/05/2016 00:54:38 | ID: 131323

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Elizabeth Breeze, Hampshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Purchased my 2011 1.4 meriva 6 months ago and it's just started to break suddenly when I'm changing into 2nd gear. The whole dash board lights up and the car stalls. It had happened in 4th gear too. 1st and 3rd are fine. It doesn't happen all the time but I'm not driving it far. I've spoken to my local garage who have said there is no point doing a diagnostic on it if there is no engine management warning code ???? Nothing is showing on my dash when I start the engine . Any ideas ??

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Bi this happened three times last week on our 61 plate, we only had a year..garage has now said the handbrake is jamming on and in need of new switch..personally I would insist the garage put it on a diagnostic test.. And replace the switch..it is dangerous if left and still being driven...I nearly had a car go into the back of me when this happened. Good luck sally from Dorset

Submitted: 22/03/2016 11:05:18 | ID: 129330

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Ray, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia 2010

Hi. I am having problems with my Vauxhall Insignia 1.8 petrol. It misfires when idling and also when I am increasing speed and about to change gear, or if I press down hard and fast on the accelerator there is a rattle. It`s not like a bottom end rattle, it seems to be coming from the top of the engine. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it could be? (1.8 petrol)

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I’m having the same problem at the moment. I have the same model, 2010. I got a diagnostic done and the outcome is that I need a coil pack, spark plugs thermostat and gasket. Let me know how you get on. Thanks. James Connelly from Ayrshire

I have the same problem, 1.8 petrol SRI 2010 - but worse the whole car vibrates, it evens off under higher revs. In the garage now waiting to her the diagnosis - not happy it was serviced last week, I told them then it was juddering slightly at times as you describe above. John from Antrim

Submitted: 17/10/2013 12:20:59 | ID: 56187

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Jo, Norfolk

Vauxhall Antara

I have a picture of an oil can with a spanner beside it I have just had a service and oil change - help?

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Take car back light needs reset same thing happened to mine . debbie from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 30/03/2016 16:13:36 | ID: 129688

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Mike, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, my zafira (2001) suddenly turn off itself (all dashboard lights come on) during it was driving. I have to stop about 20 ~ 30 some time 10 minutes till the car start and run again. AA find crackshaft sensor and air meter sensor fault and I changed it. But still same problem happing again and again. The diagnostic shows an error of crackshaft sensor and air meter sensor again. Please help

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What you describe is indeed a very common problem when encountering an overhead UFO. your electrical systems will indeed close down and you will find they is no power , Vauxhall UK are dealing with this issue and have sent messages to the alpha quadrant but they will not receive a reply for around 56 light years so please for now try and avoid the Yorkshire area as they are far to may strange looking types . some alien some very local. and we have had a few reports of some one looking like Black Pudding Bertha on the rampage :) Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 10/03/2016 10:30:55 | ID: 128806

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Robert, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Service soon light keeps coming on, how do I solve this problem. Thanks.

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Why am I not getting a answer. Robert from South Yorkshire

I have the same problem,and the service not due. Start engine,Press Break and clutch peddle at same time,Press end of control stick on right hand side of steering wheel,Until service sign come on screen. Keep depressed until the sign disaperes. old from Northamptonshire

Yes that procedure is correct , When you have a sevice done the dealers need to do this procedure but many do not or can not be botherd.... complain as i do and get better service Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 24/03/2016 07:58:07 | ID: 129401

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ATUL KUMAR, Cardiff

Vauxhall Zafira

hi i was just driving on high way and i suddenly lost power and the engine management light was on mine is diesel 2009 model. i dont know what to do please suggest

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DPF filter..have a regen done at a garage or do a forced regen with a cheap hand held reader.... Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 25/03/2016 17:12:16 | ID: 129457

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Aksar, Surrey

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have Vauxhall zafira 1.8 life... Recently it started making noise wen I start making noise wen in gear, in neutral it's fine... Any idea what could it b? Thanx luk forward to hear from u.its petrol.

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I Could be wrong but it might be wise to have your gear box looked at...as it sounds like it could be that the teeth in your gear box are worn and not locking in properly hence the noise whilst your in gear and silence whilst your in neutral... if thats the case you may need a new gearbox it may be something simple tho like one of the bolts that hold your gearbox on place may be loose...or on the other hand it could be a clutch related problem...but to be safe...id have both clutch and gearbox looked at....as i say i may be wrong but from what you explain thats what i would advise...just a few things it may be that is causing your problems....hope this helps and hope you find the problem and get it sorted. Tasha from West Midlands

Sounds like your thrust bearing that is part of the clutch, or the gear box . both are an easy fix but gear boxes are good for 100.000 miles and in my years of having 7 (seven) Vauxhall Zafira cars, some a the rest B models i have never had any issue with a gearbox or an engine , But i prefer Diesel due the large economy savings and more power (1.7 Diesels) are very good......but i do not keep any Zafira over 60.000 miles Bendover Brenda from Angus

Sounds like your thrust bearing that is part of the clutch, or the gear box . both are an easy fix but gear boxes are good for 100.000 miles and in my years of having 7 (seven) Vauxhall Zafira cars, some a the rest B models i have never had any issue with a gearbox or an engine , But i prefer Diesel due the large economy savings and more power (1.7 Diesels) are very good......but i do not keep any Zafira over 60.000 miles Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 25/03/2016 23:40:46 | ID: 129479

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jude, Devon

Vauxhall Zafira

My vauxhall zafira B 1.6 manual, it make noise evry time i put to reserve and my gear so stiff

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Have your garage lube your shaft. the noise when i revers may sound like stones/grit on the rear pads...this is normal and tends to go away. Vauxhall UK know about this but refuse to see it as an issue ! Bendover Brenda from Angus

Have your garage lube your shaft. the noise when i revers may sound like stones/grit on the rear pads...this is normal and tends to go away. Vauxhall UK know about this but refuse to see it as an issue ! Bendover Brenda from Angus

Have your garage lube your shaft. the noise when i revers may sound like stones/grit on the rear pads...this is normal and tends to go away. Vauxhall UK know about this but refuse to see it as an issue ! Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 29/03/2016 19:13:12 | ID: 129643

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David Anderson, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a 09 Zaffira Life 1600 bought nov 2012. 18 months ago started to lose power and cut out. After about 5mins of keyturning it eventually restarts. It can go months without problems. I have had the car diagnosic tested 4 times without any solution. (twice at a Vauxhall dealership!) can anyone help?

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check your engine earth strap.... Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 11/04/2016 11:29:07 | ID: 130230

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Phil, Merseyside

Vauxhall Zafira

The computer in regards to showing everything except the radio that shows up but the rest won't show also the fuel gauge is not showing me the level of fuel, the tank is full. Can you please tell me what's wrong. Regards Phill Irving

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Your ECU id about to malfunction big time...... this is rare but not unknown Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 16/04/2016 19:41:34 | ID: 130469

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Kayleigh, Newport

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi over the past 24hrs my 1.6 zafira has lost its power won't go no faster the 60mph on the bypasses/motorway and it couldn't even get up a hill in 1st gear!! Had to roll back down it and turn round. There are no warning lights on the dash I have checked that the dash lights haven't been blanked off and they haven't. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? I've checked all my levels and there fine also. Any help will be much appreciated thanks in advance.

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Update problem solved turns out the cat was blocked Kayleigh from Newport

If you do not want your Zafira to be blocked once more in a few months time...you need to drive the engine at high speeds at least once a week, a good thrashing on the motorway will ensure the DPF (big filter on the Exhaust ) will heat up to trigger the clean up (also known as regenerate) , some have the DPF removed and the problem will never return but this involves changing part of your exhaust and a simple re map Bendover Brenda from Angus

If you do not want your Zafira to be blocked once more in a few months time...you need to drive the engine at high speeds at least once a week, a good thrashing on the motorway will ensure the DPF (big filter on the Exhaust ) will heat up to trigger the clean up (also known as regenerate) , some have the DPF removed and the problem will never return but this involves changing part of your exhaust and a simple re map Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 17/04/2016 12:49:38 | ID: 130489

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sean, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have answered a few questions on this site,but nobody ever comes back to say thank you this worked/didn't work.

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One wishes to say thank you. You solved what was a perplexing issue that none of ones servants could fathom out. The problem was the inter connecting relay that was taking a live feed from the trigger impulse sensor linked to the main sensor feed. It all quite clear now when you explained what the problem was and so thank you . Bendover Brenda can be contacted at NASA ( the upper bar) :) Bendover Brenda from Angus

Submitted: 26/03/2016 18:40:13 | ID: 129507

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Kay, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Movano

My van is diesel and I have mistaking putting 27 litres of petrol in it will it be ok if I top up with diesel

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Kay, you ought to drop the fuel out of tank and then put some diesel in and try it. You'll have a decent sized tank in Movano but 27 litres of petrol is a bit much for the engine to handle safely. Winter time, there are people who put a gallon of petrol in full diesel tank to stop the diesel from waxing but that's only 4.5 litres.. not 27 R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 02/05/2016 08:42:21 | ID: 131055

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mick, Surrey

Vauxhall Meriva

Vauxhall meriva door to boot won't open told it is a broken wire as it was repaired by the aa once before how do I get the door open to make the repair

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i have a meriva design.1.6 59 plate ..I am having a problem with opening the boot.all doors open ok with remote but not the boot. please advise stephen cole from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 17/04/2014 13:47:08 | ID: 94365

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steve weatherstone, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Good morning, I am having a big issue with my Insignia at the moment where I can be driving along a straight road and when I approach an incline my car loses power and will only do about 15mph. This is happening on straight roads as well. I dare not go on A roads or motorways for fear of losing power. Please help me as I am very concerned, do you think it could be the battery or is it more serious. When this happens I get either the engine management light or the light that looks like a car with a spanner shape on it light up. Many Thanks Steve

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I've got the same problem on my 59 plate insignia Keith from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 31/03/2016 10:29:29 | ID: 129728

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Phil, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Combo 2006

My Vauxhall Combo 1.3 cdti (2006) has developed an indicator fault whereby the right indicator has stuck on. A similar fault happened previously when the indicator would work sometimes but then stick on and be cancelled by repeatedly pressing the left turn switch. The left turn indicator has always worked perfectly. Recently the right turn indicator flasher (repeater) on the dash started to flash rapidly, but none of the external lamps flashed at all and today all three external lamps are on permanently, only briefly going off when the central locking key is pressed. Can anyone point me to an answer or, better still, an electrical circuit diagram so I can solve it myself? (1.3 cdti)

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When starts in the morning it won't keep up Joel from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 24/09/2013 11:18:09 | ID: 54895

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michael carne, Blackpool

Vauxhall Meriva

hi my meriva has carspanner light on when engine running. reset service light then started engine and it went off but came back on when reved the engine.their is nothing obvious i can hear or see that is wrong please help

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Michael, have you tried driving it with the spanner showing? If so, do you lose power? If so it is possibly an egr valve clogging or if turbo is fitted it might be the turbo actuator that is sticking. Both parts can be cleaned and restored to working.. though egr may be in need of replacement. You could go down the line of diagnostics (engine tuning specialist will be cheaper than dealer) to find out what code in ecu... then fix it. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 29/04/2016 15:02:47 | ID: 130953

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James molloy, Merseyside

Vauxhall Corsa

173 miles out of half tank of petrol Vauxhal Corsa 04 998cc is this good or bad,can anyone help

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Hundred and 73 miles out of the tank of petrol Vauxhall Corsa 04 998cc is that good or bad James molloy from Merseyside

Submitted: 25/04/2016 18:49:13 | ID: 130805

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Sallie Nichols, Southampton

Vauxhall Astra

I have a Mk 4 1.6 Astra Estate. Or rather it has me.....it will start and run for 5 seconds and die, i can rev it in that time but it still dies. I have fitted a new EGR valve, plugs, air and fuel filters and cleaned the throttle body and put new gasket on and STILL it refuses to run more than a few seconds?!!! PLEASE PLEASE CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT I'M DOING WRONG ???? I'm going to try the fuel relay and or pump tomorrow but I'm getting desperate as the Council are threatening to tow it! I have put fresh fuel in it as it was stood for about 6 weeks but I drove it here and as soon as I told my friend I would keep it, thats when it all went wrong. Incidentley my friend had it for 4 years and it never let her down!!?? Mind you Global Warming is my fault!!!!!! ANY suggestions will be gratefully received. Thanks

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Sallie, encountered a similar thing in a Vauxhall Combo... turned out to be the fuel pump.. was feeding fuel for a start but could not sustain the pumping required to run R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 26/04/2016 01:58:09 | ID: 130822

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Ken, Cheshire

Vauxhall Astra

I have a vauxhall astra 1.6SE Petrol, and the electrical coolant fan continually runs fast regardless of how hot the engine is. No coolant is lost and the temp remains constant, changing the temp sensor next to the thermostat did not fix the problem. Is there a second temp sensor ? Any other ideas? Thanks

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I have exactly same problem on mine,dealer suggested changing thermostat but at nearly 400 quid I'm a bit apprehensive. It went in to have the recall for adaptive wiring harness linked to cooling fan. Despite it being booked in for over two weeks when I picked it up they said the part is on back order. I'm going to wait until the recall is complete to investigate steve duffin from Buckinghamshire

Guys, not sure what the fix is but you can test the operation of your thermostat before considering getting it done.. when the engine is hot.. say you've driven 10-20miles... switch off, pop the bonnet and carefully feel for heat in the radiator fins.. if they are warm or hot then your thermostat is opening. A quick check. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 10/08/2014 20:48:38 | ID: 101287

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E WARRILLOW, Surrey

Vauxhall Insignia

why does my vauxhall insignia lose power when the "service soon" is displayed? This has happened 4 times lately. i turn off engine-restart then it operates normally.

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Why does my vauxhall insignia 2012 lose power when the service vehicle soon light comes on. When I switch the car off and back on the issue clears its self for a period of time. Richard from Lancashire

Why does my vauxhall insignia 2012 lose power when the service vehicle soon light comes on. When I switch the car off and back on the issue clears its self for a period of time. Richard from Lancashire

Did you find out what this was Maria rooney from Merseyside

Did you find out what this was Maria rooney from Merseyside

Submitted: 17/01/2016 20:41:16 | ID: 126311

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Miles Love, England

Vauxhall Corsa 2007

I recently purchased my first car, a 1.2 07 Vauxhall Corsa Life this month and don`t know a huge deal about cars, but I have one problem in that the boot won`t seem to open. At first I thought it may be the central locking motor on the boot but, after folding the back seats down and removing the cover and locking then un-locking the car, I can clearly see that the motor is working. I can`t open the boot by key as it is only available to open by the central locking so I`m starting to think I may have a problem with my boot handle somewhere and that it isn`t connecting the mechanism that allows for the boot to be opened. I`ve also checked the manual and looked at the fuse that goes to the boot but that`s fine. I`m just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if so how did they manage to sort it? Any help would be much appreciated. (life)

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Mine’s the same; the key in driver’s side doors, turn key to the right once leaving key in there, turn it again to the right this will open the boot de be from England

Thanks for your help but I’ve tried that as well and still no luck Miles Love from Kent

Hi. It’s a fuse problem. They cost a few pounds and easily fixable Stacey Petty from England

I’ve tried the fuse and they’re all in working order. Will any other fuses affect it? Miles Love from England

To open the passenger door and the boot you need to press the unlock button twice :) Cuan from Carmarthenshire Anonymous from

Hi, Try this forum: http://www.ukcorsa-d.com/forum/showthread.php?63236-Boot-will-not-open It appears if all else seems OK that the micro switch that opens the tailgate is faulty. They are easy to test if you know how to use a voltmeter (or you know anyone that does). The person who started the thread has written a comprehensive write up on the forum of how to gain access. thanks Sam Eustace from West Yorkshire

To unlock boot on my 57 plate Corsa, you press the unlock on key fob twice Colin Goodwin from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 18/01/2013 10:07:16 | ID: 67949

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K Sheehan, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Intermittently my Zafira club 1.6 won`t start. The mechanic has changed a part behind the key switch to do with the immobilisor which cost £270 but this didn`t cure it. Now changed chip in the key fob, but will not know until it happens again. Has anyone had similar problem?

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had same problem not long ago changed that lead plus key switch been ok since then . tezz from Lancashire

Submitted: 18/07/2014 11:22:52 | ID: 99908

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