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john, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Vivaro

Got a 2004 vivaro just got it run fine all day went out next morning won't start.trying to start battery OK something to do with diesel I think .

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When my ford connect was refusing to start first time but once started would run all day i was told by a technician that some of the wires in modern vehicles dont carry 12v that normally would jump a poor connection but only carry a very small voltage. he advised me to clean as many connections as possible and treat with wd40, it worked a treat george from Derbyshire

Submitted: 26/06/2016 16:11:27 | ID: 133018

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Shakir Popalzai, Middlesex

Vauxhall Vivaro

The stop sign and battery sign is on while driving ? Need help

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it sounds like your alternator is going out Michael Newton from Nottinghamshire

Mine did the same today but both lights went out after about 30miles, diagnostics did not record any fault. any update on this problem would be welcome george from Derbyshire

Submitted: 19/09/2016 21:27:38 | ID: 135302

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john, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Meriva

my meriva keeps surging losing power everytime i try to accelerate or start going up a hill

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This is happening to my 2011 automatic Meriva too so I would welcome any suggestions. My mechanic can't find any issues but it's happening on motorways when I try to accelerate and when going up hills. The rev count doesn't drop but the car loses power and kangaroos/surges forward. PipD from Surrey

Submitted: 22/02/2015 19:49:22 | ID: 112137

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Paul, North Ayrshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Car is showing picture of a spanner and when driving it had no power and does not accelerate.

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The spanner warning light is informing you that you need to get it fixed. Search the internet for how to read Vauxhall fault codes, follow that guide an you will get the fault code and then you'll know where the problem is. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 13/01/2017 18:47:41 | ID: 138062

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barrywilmer, West Midlands

Vauxhall Insignia

car battery died can not get mileage details to come on after battery rechared checked electrics tried reseting on window drop but still not getting mileage on cluster panel is it possible problem with 1 of modules

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have you a answer to the question concerning mileage on cluster panel thank you barrywilmer from West Midlands

Hi I have the same problem with my insignia lost miles after battery change can u help pl thanks Chris from Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/01/2017 10:23:45 | ID: 137987

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James Edwards, Carmarthenshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I've got problems with the boot on my insignia hatchback. It's refusing to open via the normal boot lid press pad. I've followed some instructions from Charlie Buckingham from Swansea and finally managed to get it open. Charlie also said that there is a simple way to replace the faulty switch and he says Remove the boot bar outside trim and badge(3 screws). Remove the inside bootlid trim(small release mechanism inside boot lid by the locking catch. Press the release mechanism and the trim just pulls off. This gives access to the boot switch. Unclip the wiring connector and just replace with the new one. Job done 15 to 20 minutes. Unfortunately I'm thinking his outline is for an insignia Tourer as I can't see any of his instructions on my car. Can anyone (maybe Charlie if he's still following this question) tell me where the 3 screws are for the outside trim and how to remove the inside bootlid trim on a hatchback. Cheers Jim

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I had the same problem on my wife's insig. Easy to fix. Bought a £20 replacement boot switch on eBay. Fitting quite easy if you know how. YouTube is your friend https://youtu.be/d9WZLjMjSi4 Main dealer would probably charge £75 min fitted Steve from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 05/01/2017 13:25:38 | ID: 137835

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Lee, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Intermittent non-start issue. Seems to happen once every 4 months - certainly occurred now 3 times in 12 months of ownership. Turn key and there's nothing - no engine crank but all lights on dash are fine, except for flashing immobilizer warning. So, if I disconnect the battery, touch the terminals together for about 30 seconds, then leave disconnected for about a minute and reconnect battery the car starts perfectly. I'm then left with codes for electric windows which I clear by opening and closing each window to reset one-touch action. So, it seems to me that there's some kind of issue with the ECU not clearing itself? All I'm essentially doing is a reset. Dealer checked it at MOT time but, obviously, all was working and couldn't replicate the fault. Anyone shed some light on what can be done? - other than pre-emptively flashing the battery/ecu once a month or so to keep it cleared down.

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This has happened 4 times with my 2013 Meriva bought from new. Did the battery terminal trick to get it started and the window codes appeared etc. The Vauxhall garage said they couldn't do anything as the computer memory had been wiped. This last time (today) I didn't touch it, called the AA who did the full diagnostic test. It show 1 fault in the central electrical system. Took the car to the Vauxhall garage to sort it out. They could find no fault in the system!!! I'm dis-pleased to say the least! Surely, if this has happened to many Meriva drivers then Vauxhall must have some clue as to what the fault is??? Sorry I haven't provided an answer to your question. Can anyone else help????? Chris P. from Devon

It does seem to be more common than Vauxhall let on. I've had both RAC and AA attend - and they both know the trick - and both said: "Oh yeah, I've been to a few of these. These and Corsas" So I'm sure they know. The key, I think, is to have the car recovered to a dealer when the issue happens, instead of fixing it ourselves and thereby clearing the fault. Trouble is, it's never really convienient to do that is it. I just keep a 10mm ring spanner in the glove box now but if it happens at a time that I'm not too bothered I'm going to get the car recovered to the dealer to check when the fault is actually happening and with the immobilizer light on. Disappointing because otherwise I actually quite like the car for what I need. Lee from Staffordshire Lee from Staffordshire

Sorry not got an answer but my sisters 13 plate 1.4se has got the same fault So she now also carries a 10mm spanner in her glovebox. John from Merseyside

Submitted: 04/01/2017 11:38:17 | ID: 137799

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Jamie, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, my wife's car has a service parking sensor light come on the display screen, on our 2011 insignia. The front and rear parking sensors don't work. When you press the parking aid button on the dash board it just flashes and goes off. Do you think this could be a faulty fuse or a fault with one of the sensors? Any help or advise would be appreciated.

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Hi my 2011 was the same. Changed the fuse in boot compartment. All good now Stewart Follows from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/11/2016 16:22:11 | ID: 136432

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Dave, Antrim

Vauxhall Meriva

Both front side lights are not working. I have changed the bulbs and checked the fuses and all are ok. However, I did notice two other bulbs in the sidelight well - both blue. Can anyone help because it is driving me nuts?

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It does seem to be more common than Vauxhall let on. I've had both RAC and AA attend - and they both know the trick - and both said: "Oh yeah, I've been to a few of these. These and Corsas" So I'm sure they know. The key, I think, is to have the car recovered to a dealer when the issue happens, instead of fixing it ourselves and thereby clearing the fault. Trouble is, it's never really convienient to do that is it. I just keep a 10mm ring spanner in the glove box now but if it happens at a time that I'm not too bothered I'm going to get the car recovered to the dealer to check when the fault is actually happening and with the immobilizer light on. Disappointing because otherwise I actually quite like the car for what I need. Lee from Staffordshire

Submitted: 08/01/2017 12:06:28 | ID: 137928

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BARRIE TOMLINSON, Highland

Vauxhall Antara

How do I change the rear brake pads please. Had the front disc and pads changed that cost £300-00. Excessive I think.

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What year of Antara? Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 07/01/2017 13:54:02 | ID: 137900

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Val Patterson, Durham

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

My Vauxhall Insignia`s fuel cap door opens every time I open the car with the remote key, it has to be push closed each time we open the car. What should I do?

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I had the same problem, took it in to Arnold Clark’s, they lubricated all the parts. Works fine now S Cowan from Stirlingshire

I just had the same problem and solved it by making sure that the plastic strip, that connects the screw-in fuel cap to the door, isn’t inside the hinge on the right. I just pushed it to the left out of the way and problem solved. Good luck Paul Thomas from Nottinghamshire

Tried what was suggested sorted it immediately. So simple, many thanks Michael Brown from Dumfriesshire

I also had the same problem. As suggested I moved the red plastic strip connected to the screw on cap away from the hinged area and it sorted the problem. So simple. Thanks. Dobz from England

Thank you for the answer. I can’t believe it was so simple. The cause was the red plastic that joins the filler cap to the cover. Once I moved it, it remained closed. Jason Edwards from Bedfordshire

Just moved the red strip and worked straight away thanks alot Anthony from Cambridgeshire

Thanks for solving my fuel filler issue, I thought that it would need to go into the garage for repair - such a simple resolution! Denis from Stoke-on-Trent

Thanks for solving my fuel filler issue, I thought that it would need to go into the garage for repair - such a simple resolution. Denis from Stoke-on-Trent

Can't believe this was the cause of the noise my central locking was making. I simply moved the plastic cable that connects the fuel cap to the rear of the compartment (next to hinge) and it is quiet as it should be. I guess the locking pin was rubbing against the plastic. Many, many thanks. Tony Breski from Lancashire

Submitted: 17/12/2012 11:44:05 | ID: 65676

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Peter Clark, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Movano

Astep by step guide to change glo pluggs on my vaxhall movano 3500di van as van not starting also glo plug indicator not coming on on dash have checked all fuses all ok got glo pluggs from garage just need little help to find and take out old replace with new

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I don't advise you to try to change the glow plugs if you are not experienced. You can easily snap off one of the plugs and then the cylinder head will have to be removed to rectify it. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 07/01/2017 10:27:31 | ID: 137889

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Ann, Kent

Vauxhall Antara

Hiya, just bought my Antara and there is no manual with it. When I turned my lights on a yellow light came - it is a P with a spanner under the letter. Anyone help with this please. It went off when I turned the lights off.

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It's the electric parking brake light, it illuminates when you first switch on to test the system and then goes out. If it does not illuminate that is a fault and needs investigation. A warning light flashes if the brake is not fully applied or released. The parking brake should release automatically when you drive away but if you want to release the brake yourself then you have to first press and hold the foot brake. You can get a manual on-line for your car, type Antara Drivers Hand Book into Google then select whichever year you have. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 06/01/2017 15:57:51 | ID: 137865

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Robert Rudge, England

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

Every time I start my Vauxhall Insignia cold I get a warning light flashing saying ’oil pressure low STOP ENGINE NOW’. I`ve since done 500 miles and had a full service carried out. My car is 09 plate with 100k on the clock with full service history. Could it be the engine oil needs changing a few times to clear it out or could it be the oil sensor/switch? My engine runs fine with no judders at all. Any help would be appreciated, thank you. (sri cdti 2l diesel)

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Hi Robert I got the same problem on my insignia , I been on Vauxhall dealer They carry out a oil pressure test on the engine and everything was fine , after that They told me to change the oil pressure switch and send me Home Apparently that was the Problem . After 2 days the message came again , gone back and they told me nothing they can do That the next step was striping the motor that at the cost of 15 hours of labour just to investigate . I said no and I going to get 2 opinion From different dealer . Unfortunately not even Vouxhall knows what's the problem . Please if you have any info let me know I will do the same Thanks Dave from Leicestershire

Hi Robert I got the same problem on my insignia , I been on Vauxhall dealer They carry out a oil pressure test on the engine and everything was fine , after that They told me to change the oil pressure switch and send me Home Apparently that was the Problem . After 2 days the message came again , gone back and they told me nothing they can do That the next step was striping the motor that at the cost of 15 hours of labour just to investigate . I said no and I going to get 2 opinion From different dealer . Unfortunately not even Vouxhall knows what's the problem . Please if you have any info let me know I will do the same Thanks Dave from Leicestershire

Hi Robert I got the same problem on my insignia , I been on Vauxhall dealer They carry out a oil pressure test on the engine and everything was fine , after that They told me to change the oil pressure switch and send me Home Apparently that was the Problem . After 2 days the message came again , gone back and they told me nothing they can do That the next step was striping the motor that at the cost of 15 hours of labour just to investigate . I said no and I going to get 2 opinion From different dealer . Unfortunately not even Vouxhall knows what's the problem . Please if you have any info let me know I will do the same Thanks Dave from Leicestershire

Hi I got the same problem on my insignia I been Vauxhall dealer and local garage but they could not find the problem and said its noting but it's very important ......... Check your fuel Pump because it's faulty and that's why my car engine was seized and cost me fortune Please make sure to check your fuel pump Nadeem from West Midlands

Hi I got the same problem on my insignia I been Vauxhall dealer and local garage but they could not find the problem and said its noting but it's very important ......... Check your fuel Pump because it's faulty and that's why my car engine was seized and cost me fortune Please make sure to check your fuel pump Nadeem from West Midlands

Hi Naddem , so you got your car fix ? When you said fuel pump what was the reason to the engine seized . What to look on the fuel pump when taking the car to the garage ? Thanks Dave from Leicestershire

Hi Naddem , so you got your car fix ? When you said fuel pump what was the reason to the engine seized . What to look on the fuel pump when taking the car to the garage ? Thanks Dave from Leicestershire

Hello I have the same problem I went to my Vauxhall dealer who are complete idiots by the way. They make oil pressure test twice and they told the problem it is in pressure sensor . So they changed it Before the changing the error came out every time when i start allready heated engine and instantly disappeared. Now error comes on every time the car is in low rpm and does not disappear until it she reach 1 rpm . Georgi from Bulgaria

I had this problem and left it till one day it came on as I was driving and two mind later my engine had gone Nick from North Yorkshire

I had this same problem with my Insignia 2.0 CDTi. The problem is the plastic seal between the oil pump and the sump is failing. If you do not get it changed your engine will seize!!! I unfortunately found this out the hard way now I've learnt that this is a common problem with this engine. The repair is not cheap as the whole sump and oil pump must be removed. However it will be significantly cheaper than the new engine replacement cost I've had to pay. Andy from Blackpool

I've got exactly the same problem (Low Oil Pressure switch off engine) but refuse to go to a Vauxhall Dealer. I take all my cars to a mechanic I've used for years and he says it's a known fault and a software update is required. Hope this helps. Robbie from West Midlands

Submitted: 10/03/2014 10:00:42 | ID: 58038

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jay, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

my engine management light is on and its hunting, iv changed the plugs and the coil pack, and the air flow meter, and the rocker head cover and an oil change a swell as the cam-belt drive belt and water-pump how can i solve this problem ?

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It could be the pat one or two lamber sensors on exhorst also have you checked the down pipe on exhorst as there is a flexible part mine had a big hole that you couldn't really see untill we took it off have you done a diagnostic on it the plug I believe is by the hand break if it's before 05 plate I also have this problem but I think mine is more to do with air flow somewhere also what is it like on fuel ? Mine drinks which is why I think it's to do with air intake more fuel to compensate good luck it's frustrating I hate that little light lol Vicky from Hampshire

Submitted: 18/08/2016 19:46:45 | ID: 134454

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Thomas Hetherington, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Insignia 2010

The boot lock of my Vauxhall Insignia won`t open. Does anyone have any ideas? (5 door hatchback)

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Same happened with our car. Returned from being on holiday at airport and boot wouldn’t open. Had to have rear tailgate catch replaced and was advised it was a fault caused by water getting in and caused it to rust and no longer work Colin Christie from Aberdeenshire

I had this happen twice under warranty. The first time Vauxhall had it in the shop for a day and gave it three coats of good-looking-at. When I had it back it worked for a month and happened again. Their advice was to disconnect the battery and see if it would reset. In my case though the fault just went away and 18 months later the car was sold with it still working. A software glitch perhaps but common non-the-less Mitchell Campion from Staffordshire

this just happened to my 61plate insignia, a very simple fix, due to bad weather & water getting into the old switch, Very common fault "a new £24 tailgate switch was fitted by myself, (am no machanic) took me about 15mins," Kevin Thompson from South Yorkshire

this just happened to my 61plate insignia, a very simple fix, due to bad weather & water getting into the old switch, Very common fault "a new £24 tailgate switch was fitted by myself, (am no machanic) took me about 15mins," Kevin Thompson from South Yorkshire

Where did you get a replacement switch from? marc from North Lanarkshire

Where did you get a replacement switch from? marc from North Lanarkshire

Easy fix amd part available from eBay for around 12 quid or vaux dealer for 25, if you need to get into the boot urgent you need to drop the back seat and in the middle of the boot lid trim on the inside is a small grommet, pop that out and inside is a slot for a flat screwdriver, turn it anti clockwise and up pops your boot lid ?? Mark from South Yorkshire

Does anyone know how to change boot switch on an insignia ESTATE seems to be very different from the other models. I have taken the inside trim off but can't get at the switch. There seems to be a "brain" in the boot lid that every thing goes through. Could this be a software issue? Please help Andrew from County Tyrone

Very easy fix. Can buy new switch from dealer for £25 or online for about £18. Remove the boot bar outside trim and badge(3 screws). Remove the inside bootlid trim(small release mechanism inside boot lid by the locking catch. Press the release mechanism and the trim just pulls off. This gives access to the boot swich. Unclip the wiring connector and just replace with the new one. Job done 15 to 20 minutes. Don't take to dealer or it could cost you up to £250 to replace. charlie buckingham from Swansea

Did you get answers to the insignia estate question? Tim from Blackpool

I've got problems with the boot on my insignia hatchback. It's refusing to open via the normal boot lid press pad. I've followed some instructions from Charlie Buckingham from Swansea and finally managed to get it open. Charlie also said that there is a simple way to replace the faulty switch and he says Remove the boot bar outside trim and badge(3 screws). Remove the inside bootlid trim(small release mechanism inside boot lid by the locking catch. Press the release mechanism and the trim just pulls off. This gives access to the boot switch. Unclip the wiring connector and just replace with the new one. Job done 15 to 20 minutes. Unfortunately I'm thinking his outline is for an insignia Tourer as I can't see any of his instructions on my car. Can anyone (maybe Charlie if he's still following this question) tell me where the 3 screws are for the outside trim and how to remove the inside bootlid trim on a hatchback. Cheers Jim James Edwards from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 27/03/2012 11:18:12 | ID: 83062

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Michael Kirk, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Debboe james, Cardiff

Vauxhall Combo 2004

My Vauxhall Combo has water in the driver`s footwell but is not losing any coolant and drains clear. What is it please?

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I have the same issue, if you find out the issue could you let me know and I’ll do the same? Cheers Adam I from Vale of Glamorgan

The fault is usually the seal on the plate around the brake servo I have fixed so many now! Neil Read from England

Hi, I had same problem, turned out one of the grommets in bulkhead had come out first. Puddle footwell full off water Chris G from England

Water gets in through the plate that the master cylinder is mounted on, the seal dries out around this steel plate. I’ve just done one, you would need to remove the scuttle where the wipers are, remove the master cylinder and vacuum servo, to get to it, some of the bolts are from inside the car you need to drop the pedal box, undoing the bolts you can prise this plate up and re seal it, it also enters in the passenger side through the top of the body. Electrical box fills up and shorts out some of the relays like door locking etc, water appears to be dripping near the heater, mine was also leaking through the plastic moulding for the heater matrix under the bonnet dripping through the screws, once you have it sealed get it dried out with a dehumidifier Brandon from Yorkshire

It disown to the seal around the brake servo as someone has previously commented. Betta Windscreens can repair this for you. They provide a mobile service. Sam from Cheshire

Submitted: 24/08/2012 12:46:48 | ID: 74154

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Fred, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I have just purchased 2014 Insignia car from a dealer . When I start the car and press the accelerator there is a popping noise coming from engine area each time I press the accelerator. I had a Vectra before purchasing this car, which had the same type of engine 1.8 VVT but it never made a sound like like this . Can anyone tell what this noise maybe?

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Just purchased 1.8 i insignia. Petrol 64 plate. O ly 10000 mile.Engine sounds noisey like a Diesel IS this normal fot this engine Davy from West Dunbartonshire

Submitted: 01/06/2015 15:04:29 | ID: 116683

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Eddie, Norfolk

Vauxhall Insignia

My tailgate will not unlock on my 2012 Insignia estate. Can anyone help. Thank ou

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probably water in the tailgate catch .this is a reasonably easy replacement peter from Norfolk

Submitted: 02/01/2017 23:48:44 | ID: 137738

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Lynne Steven, Devon

Vauxhall Meriva

Please help am being driven mad. The door fault light with an exclamation mark is on constantly and this dreadful chiming is on all the time. Have tried everything I can think of.

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Same happened to our meriva. It was a faulty door lock on the drivers rear. Not a cheep fix unless you go for a second hand door lock. You will need someone to put a diagnostic meter to find out which lock needs replacing. To stop the chiming try turning the child locks on and then off on rear doors. This will last for a couple of trips before having to repeat. Paul Hughes from South Gloucestershire

Submitted: 19/11/2016 11:19:35 | ID: 136786

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Alan, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

My Insignia had just indicated error code 4 'Air conditioning off' and the temperature gauge has stopped working. I stopped and checked things over. The coolant level is ok and although I had done 40 miles of motorway driving it was not at high temp, (I could dip my finger in for a second without scalding) Everything seemed to be fine and I managed to drive home (another 60 miles) with no problem. Can anyone shed light on what the problem is? Thanks

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I have this same problem and I have been looking for months now with no luck on resetting the code. I was just wondering if you found a resolution to your problem? Thanks - lala.louiie@yahoo.com Lameena from Nottinghamshire

Hello Alan. I have just had the same problem also the temp gauge stopped working. to solve it I went into the main menu and then go to factory reset and reset . hope this helps cliff Cliff from Darlington

Hello Alan. I have just had the same problem also the temp gauge stopped working. to solve it I went into the main menu and then go to factory reset and reset . hope this helps cliff Cliff from Darlington

Hello Alan. I have just had the same problem also the temp gauge stopped working. to solve it I went into the main menu and then go to factory reset and reset . hope this helps cliff Cliff from Darlington

Hello Alan. I have just had the same problem also the temp gauge stopped working. to solve it I went into the main menu and then go to factory reset and reset . hope this helps cliff Cliff from Darlington

Hi I've just got a 2008 Insignia and I've got this same problem but mind right's it's self a day or two after and it lasted for one week one time and then fix it self again but then it dose it again just like now coming home from work 30 miles today so when you say that you reset it did this stop it from happen again many thanks Jb j b from Swindon

Hi I've just got a 2008 Insignia and I've got this same problem but mind right's it's self a day or two after and it lasted for one week one time and then fix it self again but then it dose it again just like now coming home from work 30 miles today so when you say that you reset it did this stop it from happen again many thanks Jb j b from Swindon

Hello j b After going to factory reset in configuration and resting, every thing seams to be ok (no code 4 and temp gauge is working ok) If you have personalized you car through configuration you will have to reset them. Hope this as helped Cliff Cliff from Darlington

Hi Gliff thank you for give me a answer my code 4 has fix itself again and is working at the moment I was looking at how to reset it if it happen again which I think it will so please could you tell me step by step how I do it because when I press the menu I just got reset 1 or 2 or3 and I was press button on menu stick and getting oil readout, miles readout, petrol readout and so on , so please Gliff would you be so kind to tell me how I get factory reset in configuration was it you said.. so basically how I do it as I think I'm doing it wrong. Many thanks JB........ j b from Swindon

Hi Guys, I have this exact same thing. The temperature gauge show 130 and code 4 coming up. There is also a really annoying beep! I have restored factory settings using the config button on the centre console just under the radio but hasn't helped? Any ideas please? Nathan from Norfolk

Had this code 4 problem go into main menu on computer.look for factory reset press reset problem fixed jim35@fsmail.net from South Ayrshire

Submitted: 25/02/2015 16:00:46 | ID: 112317

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Kerry, Warrington

Vauxhall Tigra

Does anyone know if and how to turn the passenger airbag off on a 05 Vauxhall tigra? I've just had a baby and can't put his car seat in the front with airbag on. Many thanks Kerry

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Cant be switched off. Options are A) sell it B) get a friendly non Vauxhall garage to switch the all the airbags off permanently or C) fork out £200 for the Vauxhall child seat base that contains a transponder which tells the car to disable the passenger airbag. Just to point out, if you disable both airbags via Tech2 its technically illegal and also your insurance company probably wont be too happy (if you tell them, which I wouldn't! ) BigBoaby from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 22/09/2016 17:27:20 | ID: 135379

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Michael, South Africa

Vauxhall Meriva

Batery light stays on.do not want to start.all fuses ok.New starter altenator tested and is charging.what can be wrong?

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Hi, I had a non start problem on a 2010 1.4 petrol, turned out to be a "common problem", check the fuel relay in the box under the bonnet / engine bay. If the terminals are black and burnt it's a poor contact problem. Try cleaning them up if there not too badly pitted, you may need to replace it. I called the AA out, on mine they said a number of these had dodgy contacts in the relay box and told me to complain to the dealer it came from as this was something they see a lot of. So of course the dealer said they had never come across this before! I slightly bent the terminals on my relay so it became a tight fit to get it back in, and it never caused me a problem again. Hope this helps. Ken from Suffolk

Submitted: 19/12/2016 12:33:15 | ID: 137452

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ronald, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

my hazard lights come on and wont switch off ,having to disconnect battery terminal to stop it flashing What is causing it to happen!

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I have had this happen several times on both 04 and 08 plate Merivas. Local dealers suggested taking it to them (surprise surprise ) . I found out by accident whilst sitting in the car that if I tried to lock/unlock the doors with the remote with the door wide open the hazards went off. Mentioned this to main dealer but need not have bothered. gjay from Kent

Submitted: 02/10/2016 15:14:45 | ID: 135660

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Ahmed, West Midlands

Vauxhall Insignia

I have a insignia Sri vx - line nav, 2015. I've had it for a few weeks. Since iv had it, every time I switch on the front and rear de - misters to clear front and rear windscreens, I get a very nasty smell coming out of the air vents. It smells like a stale, plastic type of smell, and it stinks the whole car out. Have been trying to figure out where this smell is coming from. Has anybody else experienced the same.

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Its bacteria in air conditioner you can get a you can get a air deorbariser from halfords Tommy from East Sussex

Submitted: 15/11/2016 01:29:22 | ID: 136702

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mike, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

What is the problem for code 94 on dashboard

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Vauxhall Mariva engine cuts out and code 94 shows on dash Derek from Kent

Submitted: 02/02/2016 00:38:02 | ID: 127022

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Kev, Cheshire

Vauxhall Insignia

My vauxhall Insignia 2009 just lost all power when I was driving along the road before that codes 3 and 4 where showing. Managed to get towed to garage but after two weeks they still cannot get it going. The coolant pipe had ripped apart and so we thought that I might have seized the engine. The garage however told me that they can get the engine ticking over manually but when they turn the ignition key to start the engine all the lights come on then go off again immediately. They have replaced the starter motor and checked the battery but it is not this. So I am no further on with my car still sitting in the garage. They keep getting the engine to turn over manually but when they turn the ignition key all that happens is the dash lights up for a split second and then nothing. Any suggestions as to what to do or what it could be would be most appreciated. Many Thanks, Kev

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Check that engine immobiliser has not activated. Also, check that the engine control relay has not failed. Failing this, take it to a specialist Vauxhall garage, where they have the appropriate diagnostic equipment and knowledge on this model. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Thanks Paul for taking the time to answer my question. I spoke to the garage yesterday around midday just before they were about to close for Christmas. They informed me that they had gone over the engine again and could not find anything wrong with it which makes them almost certain that it is a electrical problem. After doing some research online the night before I came to the same conclusion as you regarding the immobiliser. So I mentioned it to the garage and they said that their is a strong possibility that it could be that. I informed them that I had a spare key but they are not open now until the new year. So that's when we will try this. I am just glad that it is not the engine as this would have cost me a small fortune. I will mention about the engine control relay that you mentioned in your reply to them. Thanks again for your reply Paul I really do appreciate people like you taking the time and effort to answer someones question. I will be sure to let everybody know how I get on in the new year. Kev from Cheshire

I appreciate your thanks. It doesn't happen very often! I'm afraid I have no detailed knowledge of your model of car, but I have more than 35 years experience of fixing cars and I'm an electronics engineer as well. I use the internet to increase my knowledge daily, so I try to give back by helping on various forums. If you can find the wiring diagrams, you can solve this problem. Hope you get it sorted. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 23/12/2016 00:35:03 | ID: 137545

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A James , Powys

Vauxhall Movano

My van won't start from cold it's had new battery starter motor glow plugs crank sensor cam sensor crankshaft pulley and just fitted diesel fuel rail sensor still no look had the injecters checked came back ok as soon as the weather gets warm itl start and run all day please help spent loads cash on it

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hi it could be the fuel temp sensor this tells ecu how much fuel to let through ive a similar problem it only shows ind cold weather ,another possibility is a sluggish lift pump in tank regards mark MARK from Dumfries and Galloway

Thanks AA said everything fine apart from crankshaft sensor no reading on diagnostic were is the fuel sensor and is it expensive I've got no Manuel on my van thanks mates fuel temp sensor cheers A James from Powys

Submitted: 26/10/2016 09:15:32 | ID: 136251

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l young, West Lothian

Vauxhall Corsa

Why does my turning right indicator flicker slowly even though ive replaced the bulb with a new one . Thanks if anyone can help.

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You need to replace the flasher unit - there is a relay in there that is renowned for causing this problem. You can get a new relay unit for under £20 and there are videos on youtube to show you how to replace it. We had this problems with my son's 2004 Corsa and this is a guaranteed fix for it. Jon Evans from Devon

Submitted: 09/10/2016 16:50:53 | ID: 135830

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john lloyd, Denbighshire

Vauxhall Movano

recently had problems starting the van after a cold spell so bought new battery with no effect, did the usual checking fuses and connectors to the heat plugs and still nothing, bump started it and got it to the garage, mechanic got it running saying all it was in the end was the fuse for the heat plugs. checked fuses but thought ok must of missed something. now doing same again and fuses are fine. where is the fuse forvthe heat plugs because ive checked them all and no idea where this one is Please someone help as going insane

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There are two fuse boxes but I don't know which one contains the fuse you're looking for. one is in the passenger side footwell and the other is under the radiator expansion tank in the engine bay (Yes really! what a bloody stupid place to put a fuse box). Have you checked both? john smith from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 04/12/2016 16:44:37 | ID: 137159

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James birch , Devon

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi guys I have a 59 plate insignia and the drivers side dip keeps going out at random although I have changed the bulb and checked the connection any ideas before I have to pay to have it looked at Thanks in advance Jim

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I had this problem on the offside with my xenon lights, there is a control unit behind the bumper that had water ingress, so was failing, not a cheap repair on an Insignia with xenon lights. David from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 15/09/2016 20:39:38 | ID: 135197

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Simon, Lancashire

Vauxhall Combo 2005

I’m having problems starting my Vauxhall Combo from cold. The van seems to fire up OK but then stalls if you don’t keep your foot on the accelerator. It seems to do this until the engine gets warm and then it runs OK. Can anyone help with a solution to fix this? Thanks, the engine is the 1.7 cdti.

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It sounds like you need some new glow plugs which preheats the diesel when you start the vehicle Craig from England

I’m having the same problem, I’ve removed each heater plug and they are all going red. Presuming they’re working, what else could it be? Thinking lack of diesel to heat Kevin B from Cambridgeshire

My 1.7 cdti is also stalling when cold, I was told to replace engine exaust recirculation valve, which I did. It did not fix the problem, now main dealer tells me it is a fuel problem! I was talking to diesel expert today and he advised to check injectors, then high pressure fuel pump, there are two divergent types one made by Bosch and one by Denso. I’ll let you know how I got on Bjorn imhoff Imhoff from London

Hi did you manage to fix the cold start issue as mine does the same Justin Brady from Worcestershire

I replaced the fuel regulation valve on the fuel pump, I think it was a denso part, the car runs fine now, don’t replace the EGR valve as the car does not need it from starting, all you have to do is actually block the pipe Bjorn Imhoff from England

Bad glow plugs will prevent initial firing. Stalling is caused by air or fuel metering issues. Sounds like Bjorn is on the money! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 08/12/2011 08:51:56 | ID: 79379

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conor, Armagh

Vauxhall Insignia

hi there i went out this morning to start my car and nothing it half turned over then died. it was working perfectly all day yesterday so i havent a clue what could be wrong. the servicw light has been on for a few weeks but its not due a service as it was completely serviced when i bought it in may Can anyone help?

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Hi. Just had similar issue with my 1.8 sri. Symptoms were like the engine was flooded and would not start. After being towed to garage by rac the problem was a faulty temperature control sensor. £32 fitted and problem resolved. Neil Swift from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 12/12/2016 00:12:37 | ID: 137329

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philip.yates@ntlworld.com, Essex

Vauxhall Movano

The alarm has gone off on my Vauxhall Movano van 3300 all night. How can I turn it off so I can have a good nights sleep.

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Check if you don't have a moth in your vehicle had same issue Matt from Essex

Submitted: 11/12/2016 07:44:46 | ID: 137307

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robert sims, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Vivaro

My van has a seat belt light and the one with engine and spanner on constantly it has black smoke when in higher revs but will only go to about 2500rpm also struggles to start in cold mornings but no problem all day after. I've recently had 2 new injectors can anyone help its becoming a money pit

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check under the passenger seat, there is a bunch of wires with a connector. sometimes one comes loose smike from Bournemouth

Submitted: 22/11/2016 02:59:51 | ID: 136859

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Steve, Fife

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, Can anyone tell me what code 15 means, it appeared on the Info Display this morning. Tanks

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Hi code 15 means the top brake light on the tailgate is not working, I have the same problem, going to have it fixed at next mot, if that helps. Mervin Norman from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 13/12/2014 09:12:24 | ID: 107823

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gino, Ireland

Vauxhall Vivaro

After a full service 2 weeks later it would not start, I even tried jump leads, pulled it, drove it down the hill in second gear but it just would not start?

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Mine was the same get someone to look at clear pipe on your fuel line as you mass it over look for air it be your filter drawing air in put new filter in be careful as you put it together and you may cure it did my tree in!!!vaxhual should pay for all the going wrongs on these vans just rips people off!!! Try that eny way mate hope it works Andy Griggs's Tean staffs from Staffordshire

Submitted: 08/01/2015 01:22:29 | ID: 109149

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stu, Northumberland

Vauxhall Meriva

cant find diognostic port.can any body help.please?

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The diagnostic port is under the handbrake behind the panel with the red light in it just prize of with a screwdriver Craig Griffiths from Derbyshire

Submitted: 01/12/2016 19:45:25 | ID: 137088

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Ronald Pearson, Suffolk

Vauxhall Insignia

Since a full engine service, why does my engine spin over a lot when I start up ?All filters were replaced.

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Hi Ronald . I have same problem with my 2.0 160 cdti. Starter motor was for me. When I open it bushings had become Ellipse. Just open it but be careful with two tiny bolts. They stuck very hardly. Now my car start super fast. I wish you luck with your car. Daniel from Denmark

Submitted: 08/11/2016 16:41:35 | ID: 136561

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