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Geoff, North East Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Combo

Just got my first van for a o2plate very good condition. For its age,one or two bits to do on it but happy . The problem I have with it is am getting water in the footwell which also drips through the glove box but can not find out wear it's coming from can you help need two get this sorted before the bad weather comes thanks

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I had the same problem. I used to hear water sloshing about in the bulkhead and pouring in behind the glove box. Turned out to be the seal around the plastic box where all the wiring enters the bulkhead on the passenger side. I just sealed it up with silicone, never leaked since eddie from Essex

I had the same problem. I used to hear water sloshing about in the bulkhead and pouring in behind the glove box. Turned out to be the seal around the plastic box where all the wiring enters the bulkhead on the passenger side. I just sealed it up with silicone, never leaked since eddie from Essex

Hi there is normally 2 drainage holes under the bonnet near bottom of window screen if one or both are blocked with leaves and other debris the water that comes off your roof and window screen when it rains will find the next easiest route to escape and thats how it ends up inside the car. So just give them a clean out and all will be fine Danny from Lincolnshire

Hi there is normally 2 drainage holes under the bonnet near bottom of window screen if one or both are blocked with leaves and other debris the water that comes off your roof and window screen when it rains will find the next easiest route to escape and thats how it ends up inside the car. So just give them a clean out and all will be fine Danny from Lincolnshire

My driver`s side footwell is filling up because the seal around the brake servo is perished and allowing water in. It`s located under the removable panel where the wipers are and inside right up by the foot pedals, it's a pig of a job because of access! I blocked off the drain hole and poured some roof sealer in, cured the leak. Sounds a bit bodgy but that was a year ago and it's still good! John from Cumbria

Passenger side next to battery is a junction box containing electronic. The seal around the box wasn't secure. resealed and problem went away. Still have ongoing problem with r/h indicator that goes away in dry weather. I suspect this may be cause by damp in same box. Strange that there is now cover over box and water from windscreen is free to run over this junction box. ED from Pembrokeshire

Submitted: 13/08/2014 21:08:32 | ID: 101438

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STEPHEN GOOCH, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Astra

I find that when I am trying to maintain a speed i get a jerking when i'm not accelerating or have foot off accelerator as soon as i accelerate no problem as when i take foot off pedal ! but hovering foot on pedal to maintain speed often but not always produces this short jerking on pedal

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i have had this in my dti its very common on them i have done over 80,000 miles not an issue but it is annoying feels like it could cut out its electrical breaks in the circuit abit slow to catch up with the pedal if you know what i mean nothing to worry about at all they all do it apparantly like i said its always done it on mine and my mates aswel both of us have put about 80000 on them in the last couple of years dont worry its not going to cut out on you vince from Yorkshire

i have had this in my dti its very common on them i have done over 80,000 miles not an issue but it is annoying feels like it could cut out its electrical breaks in the circuit abit slow to catch up with the pedal if you know what i mean nothing to worry about at all they all do it apparantly like i said its always done it on mine and my mates aswel both of us have put about 80000 on them in the last couple of years dont worry its not going to cut out on you vince from Yorkshire

Submitted: 01/11/2014 11:48:55 | ID: 105446

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Thomas Rickwood , Clackmannanshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, my service light has come on and straight away my car lost power like it is running sluggishly. Is this normal until I have my service?

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Hi Checks 3 things Air flow meter sensor Glow plug Air leak Happened with my insignia Miguel from Berkshire

Hi Checks 3 things Air flow meter sensor Glow plug Air leak Happened with my insignia Miguel from Berkshire

Just had same problem, car needed regen and had full set of glow plugs replaced. £240 ouch! s reilly from Cheshire

Just had same problem, car needed regen and had full set of glow plugs replaced. £240 ouch! s reilly from Cheshire

Submitted: 08/11/2014 17:11:51 | ID: 105895

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Deepu, Merseyside

Vauxhall Insignia

Vehicle`s service soon message is coming on and loss of power from the first gear, but still can drive it?

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Hi Happened with my insignia They fixed glow plug number 2 I have to pay 186 pounds to fix in vauxhall dealer Miguel from Berkshire

Submitted: 29/09/2014 02:33:30 | ID: 103780

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Madge Donnelly, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva 2007

My Vauxhall Meriva keeps juddering when I brake. I have had new discs fitted and it is better but still does it on occasions. What else could it be?

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Chuckle - that's probably the ABS. Do you brake hard? If not then get it checked! Dai Laffin from Berkshire

Submitted: 29/10/2013 08:48:22 | ID: 56782

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Steve donnelly, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Meriva

The inside of my windows steam up and I cannot get them to clear without having windows open and even then back windows are still steamed up anyone else had this problem ?

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hi Steve, may partner had a similar problem on my old Astra and the Air circulation button had been switched ON there's no indication . This circulates the same air around the inside and no fresh air comes in. When pressed ON it stops bad smells entering the car from outside. Press to switch off and see if it helps. Charlie Ball from Nottinghamshire

hi Steve, may partner had a similar problem on my old Astra and the Air circulation button had been switched ON there's no indication . This circulates the same air around the inside and no fresh air comes in. When pressed ON it stops bad smells entering the car from outside. Press to switch off and see if it helps. Charlie Ball from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 23/11/2014 11:02:35 | ID: 106693

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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

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

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Norm, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Vectra

Every time I put my headlights on my right indicator goes on? Please help

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i had same problem its tell s you your side light bulb is faulty /loose or needs changing hope this helps steve from Worcestershire

i had same problem its tell s you your side light bulb is faulty /loose or needs changing hope this helps steve from Worcestershire

Submitted: 03/11/2014 10:27:22 | ID: 105560

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Mary, Ireland

Vauxhall Vectra

The outer door to the fuel tank won't open, normally it opens with ease. It doesn't require a key to open and don't need to press any button inside the car. Can anyone help? I'm nearly out of diesel.

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Make sure all doors are unlocked. The fuel cap door will not open with just the drivers door unlocked James from Ireland

Make sure all doors are unlocked. The fuel cap door will not open with just the drivers door unlocked James from Ireland

Make sure all doors are unlocked. The fuel cap door will not open with just the drivers door unlocked James from Ireland

Make sure all doors are unlocked. The fuel cap door will not open with just the drivers door unlocked James from Ireland

Submitted: 12/11/2014 18:10:46 | ID: 106109

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Jackie Neale, England

Vauxhall Tigra 2009

Where can I locate the alarm fuse box in my Vauxhall Tigra?

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Hi Take off the fuse box cover and it will show you which fuse you need to change for the alarm Angela from Middlesex

Submitted: 26/11/2013 16:04:04 | ID: 58107

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rory sim, Aberdeenshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi there last night my light went off on the dashboard while driving home I hit the top of the dash with my hand the light came back on but the dials had frozen and this morning the. Car wont start it ticks over but dosnt fire up ive tried jump starting it in case of dead battery but to no avail any suggestions??

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i have 2013 meriva 1.7cdti love car to bits but have had horrendous happenings with electrics for quite a long time useless main west wales dealer couldnt find fault as computer said nothing wrong with car although lights stereo all going off as they felt like.eventually steering failed and car taken to swansea main dealer who discovered vauxhall aware of fault but not common -faulty earth wiring from battery to chasis -wiring replaced under warranty car electrics fine now -hope this helps frances cannon from Carmarthenshire

i have 2013 meriva 1.7cdti love car to bits but have had horrendous happenings with electrics for quite a long time useless main west wales dealer couldnt find fault as computer said nothing wrong with car although lights stereo all going off as they felt like.eventually steering failed and car taken to swansea main dealer who discovered vauxhall aware of fault but not common -faulty earth wiring from battery to chasis -wiring replaced under warranty car electrics fine now -hope this helps frances cannon from Carmarthenshire

Had to get the car towed to a garage it turned out there was a fault with the instrument panel (probably after me hitting it :) ) got a second hand part and had it retuned to my mileage and happy days im back to driving my lovely car of all the cars ive driven I think vauxhalls are the best rory sim from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 01/11/2014 22:04:25 | ID: 105480

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Michael Anderson, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Corsa

I keep getting water leaking into my drivers seat well, I thought it was coming in through the floor pan, but it's seems to be from behind the pedals possibly . Any suggestions as to how I can stop this ?

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My daughter had this problem caused by a split in the bulkhead under the dash cost big bucks to repair. T Hoccom from Surrey

Hi Michael my daughter had this problem in her 55 reg corsa it was a crack in the bulkhead under the dashboard drivers side. T Hoccom from Surrey

Submitted: 02/11/2014 14:33:32 | ID: 105502

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Matt Howcroft, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Zafira 2006

I am getting a high pitched whistling noise from my Vauxhall Zafira`s front passenger speaker. This happens from switching on the ignition. I’m not getting anything at all from the radio. I have tried disconnecting the battery which worked for a day but then it came straight back. It’s doing my nut in! Can anyone help?

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Hi Matt, did you find out what was wrong? Mine has just started the same fault... Cheers Ian Hendry from Angus

Hi Matt, did you find out what was wrong? Mine has just started the same fault... Cheers Ian Hendry from Angus

Submitted: 19/04/2013 10:03:03 | ID: 89888

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gail, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

Help please my insignia is coming up service soon I was driving at 70-80 miles an hour and and my car started to loose power it eventually came back now I have engine management light come on the dash board which when I read the manual said was to do with emissions could it be I just need to get it serviced or is it more serious I have only had the car for 8 months any advice would be really helpful as being a woman I don't want to get ripped off thanks

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Update to above I have a 2009 insignia 160 exclusive 2ltr cdti automatic gail from Lancashire

I've just had this problem whilst touring on holiday. The turbo intercooler hose was split causing the power loss. This causes the DPF to get blocked. The hose was changed, there's a shortage of these, and the DPF was cleaned. I just drove it home from Sweden after a 3 week wait and it was fine. If you keep driving it, you could cause expensive parts to fail. Good luck! C. Webster from Kent

I've just had this problem whilst touring on holiday. The turbo intercooler hose was split causing the power loss. This causes the DPF to get blocked. The hose was changed, there's a shortage of these, and the DPF was cleaned. I just drove it home from Sweden after a 3 week wait and it was fine. If you keep driving it, you could cause expensive parts to fail. Good luck! C. Webster from Kent

I have had the same problem. My car broke down Seven times. They have tried the following - Software update, DPF regeneration , Throttle body, Turbo hose, EGR valve , Temp sensor, Exhaust sensor but it`s still the same. I`ve got another car now but this one is starting to do the same. Nice cars to drive but breaking down a painA Greenwoood from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 29/08/2014 23:08:36 | ID: 102335

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Lois, Cardiff

Vauxhall Corsa

The bass on my radio will only go down not up, also the time keeps changing no matter how many times I put it back it goes to the wrong time?????

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Not sure about the bass thing but if you or someone you know installed the radio yourself, sometimes if you forget to disconnect the battery it ruins the car backup fuse see here.... http://tegger.com/hondafaq/clock_reset/index.html charlie from Kent

Submitted: 02/08/2014 12:35:10 | ID: 100760

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B HOLMES, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi EVERYBODY. JUST WONDERING IF ANY ONE KNOWS WHY MY HEADLIGHTS ON MY CORSA DONT WORK ANYMORE, AND HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM. THE FOG LIGHTS STILL WORK THOUGH. I DONT WANT TO TAKE IT TO A GARAGE BECAUSE HAS YOU CAN IMAGINE IT WILL WORK OUT TO BE QUITE EXSPENSIVE. THANKS.

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I take it you've checked the bulbs...how about the fuses? The fog lights have separate fuses so that could be why. Also I had a similar situation with my rear right fog light only. Check the circuit where the bulb connects to the element (the piece of metal the bulb connects to), if it`s rusted or has battery acid on it it will not work! Either get a metal scower or something to scrape the rust off. Worked for me, otherwise it`s probably a loose wire.. charlie from Kent

Submitted: 05/08/2014 13:22:05 | ID: 100954

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neil hides, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I'm thinking of buying a meriva from a dealership. I test drove two models and both drove completely different.The one that iI liked the most I couldn't get above 60mph that's no good at all on a motorway. Could you give me some insight before I go and do something silly....

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The 1.4i Meriva is only an entry level engine. Although it has a lower bhp you'll find its economy is worse than the stronger engines. I have the 120 bhp turbo engine in mine and I find it takes most roads in its stride, with the exception of steeper hills, it doesn't like hills at all :D. I find second gear a tad frustrating though. Normally you start in first and once you`re actually moving you switch to second, but even with the 120 turbo you need to be moving quite fast or second feels underpowered. If you can, get the 140 turbo or the 1.7 cdti. Used Merivas will barely be priced differently, whereas the difference between new engines is a few grand. kev from Torfaen

Submitted: 05/09/2014 11:11:50 | ID: 102637

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mick, Norfolk

Vauxhall Tigra

When it rains I get water in the drivers foot well it looks like its coming from door as door seal had a puddle of water sitting on it wear it meet's the sill at the front of opening

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Hi there , I also own a tigra and have had the same problem myself . Under ther bottom of the car , by the sills are rubber caps . X2 caps each side of car . When it rains , water collects from the car and hold in frame of car . You must remove these caps to prevent water holding . Karl from Neath Port Talbot

Hi there , I also own a tigra and have had the same problem myself . Under ther bottom of the car , by the sills are rubber caps . X2 caps each side of car . When it rains , water collects from the car and hold in frame of car . You must remove these caps to prevent water holding . Karl from Neath Port Talbot

Submitted: 19/10/2014 12:02:45 | ID: 104847

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Arron Evans, Bridgend

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi All Last chance saloon before i burn my wifes car to the ground..... My wife has a Vauxhall Tigra Twintop ( Convertible ) 1.8 2005. 32,000 Miles.... Never had any problems with the roof or the boot whoever something very strange is happening. When you open the dor either passenger or drivers side as its a convertible the window is SUPPOSED to drop slighty and when you close the door go back up......... Well this car has decided not to follow these rules... the windows work perfectly in terns of going up and down when you press the buttons but its not working when you open the door. Its been too 3 garages... 1st - They said they cannot fix it but they think it has something to do with the Car stereo that is in the car... The stereo is a pioneer that came with the car and hasn't caused any issues for 8 months before that so i doubt it that bt i dont know for sure... 2nd garage said again they couldnt do it but its definitely something to do with the electronics on the roof which they couldnt fix as it would have to go to the VX garage, 3rd garage has said its the door latch not connecting properly when you open or close the door & the car Needs a brand new BCM ( Body Control Module ) and then it needs to be reprogrammed. CAN ANYONE HELP ! - Ive called the Vauxhall garage and they have quoted the following £160 for 2 hours ( assessment ) they call it £190 for a new BCM £80 To the reprogram it TOTAL of £430 Obviously if someone has had this issue previously and fixed it using opcom then i would much prefer to try this myself instead of forking out nearly £500. ?????

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Go to the owners club website. You need to register - there is no charge. There is a simple re-set for the condition you describe, using the key. Worth trying this before spending any money. Mike from Oxfordshire

Go to the owners club website. You need to register - there is no charge. There is a simple re-set for the condition you describe, using the key. Worth trying this before spending any money. Mike from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 06/11/2014 21:43:20 | ID: 105798

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Leanne, North Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, my 2007 vectra has a sort of blowing noise that comes when accelerating over about 50/60mph. I'm sure it not exhaust because when I come off the accelerator it disappears. It's not there all the time it comes and goes. Any ideas what it could be? I also had water in the footwell passenger side and found blocked drain so managed to sort that but don't know if this has anything to do with the noise problem. Thanks in advance :)

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water in the front footwell areas is caused by blocked drain plugs in the engine bay. Remove the rubber seal at the windscreen end of engine bay, lift up the cowling and clear the debris from the rubber drain plugs, or even just remove them entirely. Water gets in past your pollen filter and eventually will blow the fan motor. shaun wright from Tyne and Wear

water in the front footwell areas is caused by blocked drain plugs in the engine bay. Remove the rubber seal at the windscreen end of engine bay, lift up the cowling and clear the debris from the rubber drain plugs, or even just remove them entirely. Water gets in past your pollen filter and eventually will blow the fan motor. shaun wright from Tyne and Wear

Thanks, would this be causing the blowing sound? Leanne from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 02/11/2014 17:32:16 | ID: 105513

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Nanette Banks, South Africa

Vauxhall Corsa

My Opel Corsa will randomly decide to not idle at all, so it stalls when I brake, or it will rev around 3000 when I stop. While I'm driving it goes ok though. Sometimes it has no problem at all, it is totally random and there's no way to predict when it is going to give problems. This problem has got worse over time, started with maybe one episode a month, now at least every second day. What can be done?

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Hi nanette - Get your battery tested - Same thing happened with mine because the voltage was too low to power the engine on idle so the car compensates automatically by increasing the revs. Peter from South Africa

Hi nanette - Get your battery tested - Same thing happened with mine because the voltage was too low to power the engine on idle so the car compensates automatically by increasing the revs. Peter from South Africa

Submitted: 26/09/2014 06:45:09 | ID: 103669

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karl Daly, Ireland

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, The service soon has come up on the dash display, power was gone when driving. Couldn't get beyond 60 miles per hr. Smoke coming from engine when I stopped the car. When I restarted the car power was back and no message on dash. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Mine too! This happened 5 months ago again and apparently there was a hole in the fuel injector pipe! It's so dangerous now it's happening on dangerous small roads on bends etc ... Did you get yours looked at yet? Sheila from Cork

Mine too! This happened 5 months ago again and apparently there was a hole in the fuel injector pipe! It's so dangerous now it's happening on dangerous small roads on bends etc ... Did you get yours looked at yet? Sheila from Cork

Mine too! This happened 5 months ago again and apparently there was a hole in the fuel injector pipe! It's so dangerous now it's happening on dangerous small roads on bends etc ... Did you get yours looked at yet? Sheila from Cork

Submitted: 07/10/2014 19:50:04 | ID: 104232

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Dominique, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I recently had my whole exhaust replaced and since then it has produced a pale white smoke, the engine light then came on. Took it back to the garage and they did some computer tests and they said all ok, re-set the light. Since then it hasn't come back on but the smoke has almost gone and there is some water coming out now and a smell, it smells almost like over worked brakes that have seized and something that's burnt. Can anyone advise as to what the problem may be. Thanks

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Forgot to mention the temperature gauge is now going up Dominique from Leicestershire

Submitted: 02/11/2014 15:13:10 | ID: 105505

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Keith Wainwright, England

Vauxhall Movano 2008

I want to fit an oil pressure gauge to my Vauxhall Movano van. Does anyone know the thread size in the block g9u650 engine? I need to do this because I think the sender is duff. It intermittently comes on when the engine is cold but is fine when it`s hot. It sounds and runs fine but has been doing this for weeks now. Can anyone help me out please?

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sounds like same problem as mine no solution yet still trying keep in touch mick from Lancashire

Submitted: 01/08/2013 10:47:47 | ID: 53206

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Stephanie Allen, Bristol

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi, my 1st 2nd and 3rd gear in my tigra have gotten really stiff, ive taken it to a specialist and he ruled out my clutch but also said there is nothing 'seriously wrong with it' what else could it be? The 1st gear got stiff shortly after having it (January) and in the last week 2nd and 3rd have done it too.

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Hi, it sounds like your gear linkage could be worn out. It is quite common with the Tigra/Corsa. You can pick them up on ebay for around £20 then just get a garage to fit it. graham from Lancashire

Submitted: 07/07/2014 15:34:58 | ID: 99142

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Richard Branigan, England

Vauxhall Astravan 2008

I have a Vauxhall Astravan 1.3cdti club. When pulling away in first gear (it sounds like the turbo) there’s a whine and it stops and starts, the faster you go the faster the whine. This only happens in first gear, no others. Any help would be appreciated?

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I have more or less the same problem with my Astravan 1.3 turbo diesel. Let me know if you get any answers as I don't have a clue. Sam from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 31/03/2014 15:09:18 | ID: 93701

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sandie, Kent

Vauxhall Astra

My boot won't open,,,doors all lock and unlock by central locking but boot stopped working week ago

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Had same problem, main dealer had to put in new loom for £300 john from Essex

Submitted: 13/10/2014 00:00:48 | ID: 104532

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glyn moss, Denbighshire

Vauxhall Meriva

i bought my meriva back in april because it had high seating and was an auto. I was due go into hospital for a hip replacement.When i bought it i noticed a smell which i thought was cigarettets there where those shields around the windows which indicated a heavy smoker to me. I had my hip replaced and was out of action for 2 months,now i am back driving and this smell is still in the car, the car runs and drive well apart from the smell i cant put my finger on it any answers

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hi glyn I bought a sierra some time ago and I constantly rang the garage and complained about the smell it smelt of rotten eggs they gave up and could not find where the smell was coming from I found what it was it was a bacteria build up in the washer bottle I flushed it out and used Milton fluid to kill the bacteria it worked for me give it a go ta ta ron from Norfolk

hi glyn I bought a sierra some time ago and I constantly rang the garage and complained about the smell it smelt of rotten eggs they gave up and could not find where the smell was coming from I found what it was it was a bacteria build up in the washer bottle I flushed it out and used Milton fluid to kill the bacteria it worked for me give it a go ta ta ron from Norfolk

Submitted: 21/10/2014 14:45:49 | ID: 104939

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Anita, Hampshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My brake lights are stuck on when i shut the car boot, but work fine when the boot is open? Does anyone know why this has started happening?

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The loom for the high level brake light which goes to the l/h side of the boot lid via a flexible rubber connector is prone to break and short out when the boot lid is open and shut. The problem I had was the brake light fuse blew intermittently and I had to repair the damaged wiring, this could be the cause of your problem it's worth checking. Philip Jones from Cornwall

Submitted: 07/09/2014 15:51:27 | ID: 102763

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J Mo, Somerset

Vauxhall Antara

My Vauxhall Antara has done 61,000 miles, is five years old and just died on me last week. The Vauxhall garage have had it for nearly a week and it still won’t start. Battery and fuses are all fine and no faults are showing up on their computers. They said they need to take injectors out to investigate but had to wait for that tool which took forever to arrive! Now they are saying it`s a serious deep engine fault (whatever that means), that just sounds expensive! They are saying they need to strip the engine to find out the problem and now won’t let me keep their courtesy car to go away in for a few day in this country too which isn’t that many miles away, so I may have to cancel my holiday now. I only just spent £1000 on it in Jan after they found out after a service that brakes and pads and one shock absorber needed changing . It`s all a little too much at the moment and I can’t afford more costs. I’m hoping as it`s something they’ve never come across before Vauxhall may be kind to me. Any ideas would be much appreciated please? (Auto diesel)

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Similar prob found out that if the battery drops by just 2.2 volts the Ecu won't let the car start any other car no problem battery was testing good but when put in a new one problem solved crazy the garage said it is a Chrysler engine and software on the ecu I got a software change done at local dealer cost £55 A winton from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 08/04/2014 08:57:52 | ID: 93942

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Matthew, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, I've recently noticed water collects in the spare wheel well area in the boot. Please can anybody explain what the issue might be? Many thanks

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I have same problem with toyta car. we find water leak from sunroof seal broken so we put tape around the sunroof so it work saeed from South Yorkshire

I have same problem with toyta car. we find water leak from sunroof seal broken so we put tape around the sunroof so it work saeed from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 16/10/2014 15:32:46 | ID: 104701

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Liz, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

the engine electronic indicator light is on while the engine is running. I have tried turning the ignition off and restarting but no change. the engine sounds ok and no major loss if fuel. What could be the problem?

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i have had the same fault the engine management light was coming on it could be anything but it is possible its the EGR valve [exhaust gas recirculation valve]. u need to get a hand held fault reader. cheers Tom tom from Stockton-on-Tees

Submitted: 15/10/2014 13:32:06 | ID: 104642

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Liz, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

my zafira is showing the engine electronic indicator light while the motor is running although the car appears to be running ok. Any ideas as to what may be the problem?

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i have had the same fault the engine management light was coming on it could be anything but it is possible its the EGR valve [exhaust gas recirculation valve]. u need to get a hand held fault reader. cheers Tom tom from Stockton-on-Tees

i have had the same fault the engine management light was coming on it could be anything but it is possible its the EGR valve [exhaust gas recirculation valve]. u need to get a hand held fault reader. cheers Tom tom from Stockton-on-Tees

Submitted: 15/10/2014 13:24:29 | ID: 104640

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sander, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My problem whit it is, im tryng to access the board informatsion [to chek fuel consumtion and so on] but i cant get any access to it. The left adjuster button on wheel seems not to work. Also tryed the bc button and all i get is no config,pushing any button on left or right on panel takes it back to music [change songs]. So im wondering can it be the Fuse burned out for the left adjuster button on wheel? If its possible which fuse might it be? Cuz cheking the manual and cannot find informatsion about it. Thank you.

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I forgot to add it`s 1.8 exclusiv petrol 2007 sander from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 13/10/2014 23:29:12 | ID: 104577

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rob, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Combo

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

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

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

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ray, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Combo

why is my van in idil safe mode will not rev over 3000 rpm the light car with a spanner in it on the dash board is on will do with some help mate

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Get it serviced , mine was doing same got a good service and it's been fine since Andrew Phillips from North Yorkshire

Get it serviced , mine was doing same got a good service and it's been fine since Andrew Phillips from North Yorkshire

mine was like that losing power on accelaration ,, it was the airflow meter, 20 pound scrap yard , it fits on the round tube coming out of the air intake its tube shaped couple inches in diameter, what it does is mix the correct amount of air for the fuel mix, if its goosed its like riding a moped with the choke full on type thing easy to unscrew both ends and pop another in, if you look down it you can see a very fine wire going across the middle some people think you can carefully clean this i didnt bother just got another and the difference was instant accelleration again. bilbo from Darlington

mine was like that losing power on accelaration ,, it was the airflow meter, 20 pound scrap yard , it fits on the round tube coming out of the air intake its tube shaped couple inches in diameter, what it does is mix the correct amount of air for the fuel mix, if its goosed its like riding a moped with the choke full on type thing easy to unscrew both ends and pop another in, if you look down it you can see a very fine wire going across the middle some people think you can carefully clean this i didnt bother just got another and the difference was instant accelleration again. bilbo from Darlington

Submitted: 07/08/2014 10:02:07 | ID: 101060

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wayne, Northumberland

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a 2007 Zafira and on lumpy roads I can feel vibration on the steering wheel but it`s ok on smooth surfaces. Passed its MOT in August with no advisories. Any ideas?

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Mine does this too, did you get a response? Liz from Lincolnshire

Mine does this too, did you get a response? Liz from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 25/09/2014 21:30:10 | ID: 103650

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william jury, Bridgend

Vauxhall Meriva

on the motorway over taking a car engine just cut out managed to pull over onto the hard shoulder waited for 5 mins it started back up driving fine no engine management light on the dash board this has happend 3 times since i bought the car in may any suggestions

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Fuel rail. Mine lost all power when driving but was temperamental. Nigel from Hertfordshire

Fuel rail. Mine lost all power when driving but was temperamental. Nigel from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 18/06/2014 19:40:50 | ID: 97987

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Mark millward, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Combo

My radio just stopped working could it be the fuse if so where is it located I have no diagram in the vehicle

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By a battery in case Tony from Hampshire

No power to the radio need fuse location please Vauxhall combo 54 Lee Morris from Milton Keynes

No power to the radio need fuse location please Vauxhall combo 54 Lee Morris from Milton Keynes

Submitted: 25/08/2014 11:18:37 | ID: 102075

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paul wilcock, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Just nicely purchased the car. Went to fill up screen wash & the bottle is split.How do i get to it?

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Take passenger`s inner wheel arch off, you can get into the bottle from there neal from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 30/08/2014 12:13:58 | ID: 102356

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