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kev, Somerset

Vauxhall Vivaro

Hi My vivaro 1.9 pulls back and then engine light and stop light comes on ,any help would be gratefully recieved.

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Not saying it's what's causing your problem but this engine does suffer with DPF and injector problems. Mick from Portugal

Injectors, get them checked and cleaned, same thing on my kangoo, I bet you also get a noise that sounds as if the ends have gone, that's the injectors firing fuel at the wrong time. stuart stafford from Surrey

Submitted: 08/03/2017 09:30:31 | ID: 139623

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ron williams, Gwynedd

Vauxhall Combo

turbo works fine as long as i dont hit the accelerator down hard then it will cut out swich engine off and onand turbo is back on changed airflow meter and map sensor and cleaned egr valve please help

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Did you ever find out what the problem was? Mine's doing the same albeit the engine doesn't cut out, just no turbo power. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 11/03/2015 22:26:41 | ID: 113187

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catherine, Greater London

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a VX Meriva with the "suicide" doors. Twice now I have driven off and the back doors have not been closed properly and they have swung open and caused considerable damage to parked cars and the doors themselves have to be replaced as they crumple back like sardine cans on impact. Does the Meriva have an alert sound or light to advise that a door is still open before you take off as mine obviously doesn't! Can anyone assist on this. Thanks

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Assuming things are working correctly on your vehicle, you should get an audible alarm sound and the display between the rev counter and odometer should show a doors open image. If you are not getting either, then you have a fault with the car that needs looking into. Ken from Suffolk

Submitted: 20/05/2017 08:35:50 | ID: 141404

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Michael Kirk, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No dashboard dials (speedo, tacho, fuel or temperature gauge) on 2003 Zafira A.... Reset trip counter and everything working again! Maddest fault condition I've ever come across! Many thanks for the tip. Russ from Wiltshire

We had the same problem with our Vectra 56 plate. The dash lights were out and the needles weren't moving. Tried the reset of milometer with the brake...nothing happened. Came back to this forum and read further. Someone then suggested to try removing the red cable from the battery for a few minutes. After reconnecting it, we started the engine and nothing happened. Then I pressed the reset mileometer button again, nothing happened...pressed the brake peddle and hey presto. .it worked! :) Thanks everyone! Steph from Torfaen

Thanks guys had the same problem no dash working but boot and door open sign lit, pressed trip reset and lights went out turned ignition on and it works fine again, so thanks to all the other answers I can now see what my speed is on the way home. Jamie Benn from Lincolnshire

I had the same issue for the last week or so. Took my car to the garage on Friday for its annual service and asked to take a look at my instrument panel. When I collected the car they said they would have to bring in an auto electrician and didn't know how long it would take to fix, probably a couple of hours. I said I would let them know but I was wary of having to pay for something that may be simple. So I came to this forum and tried out the suggestion to reset the trip mileage. I turned the ignition on and pressed the mileometer once and it worked straightaway - amazing and thanks for this!! Zack from Somerset

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

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Ben, County Down

Vauxhall Insignia

Wondering if anyone can help. I have a year old Insignia. ( just new to us) an error warning has just started to pop up on the central display. It reads 'system communication error. Communication problem has occurred with the climate system. This may fix itself. Restarting the vehicle may also fix the problem' Because the error keeps appearing I am presuming its not fixing itself. Does anyone have any experience of this or do I throw myself at the mercy of the dealer? Is there a quick fix? Thanks

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Same happened to me today with my 2014 Vaux Insignia. Was in with Vaux for its first mot yesterday and they did some work on the central screen area. Am intrigued to what this is. Rich from Kent

Submitted: 16/08/2016 09:13:41 | ID: 134397

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Rio, Bridgend

Vauxhall Agila

I have a Vauxhall agila 2001 when driving for a long period of time the car smokes especially going uphill. I can't put the heaters on in the car as the smell of burning oil comes through as its worse when it rains. I have to keep putting oil in it every week as it seems to be burning too much. It's been like this for a few weeks but now the engine management light has now come on. Any ideas how to fix this problem. Thanks

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your piston rings are badly worn Melvin Richardson from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 10/07/2016 12:47:56 | ID: 133396

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heather mcIntyre, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Agila

can you turn off boot light when boot lid is open i.e. when transporting something with lid open;

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No you cant it is the trip switch on boot lid that opens unless you keep finger on it lol Melvin Richardson from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 12/10/2016 20:23:29 | ID: 135899

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Ray foster, East Ayrshire

Vauxhall Agila

How do I change the headlight bulbs on a 2009 agila, can't get my hand in to undo the clips, or do I have to take the headlights off to do it

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fromrear of head light Melvin Richardson from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 18/12/2016 20:18:39 | ID: 137437

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Deb, Dorset

Vauxhall Agila

My front speakers have stopped working. Does anyone know why and how to fix the problem

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There is two buttons on radio that come out,push in they come out,One on your right is the graphic equaliser.Turn to centre and problem solved. Melvin Richardson from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 16/03/2017 16:37:56 | ID: 139903

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Mary, West Dunbartonshire

Vauxhall Insignia

My car has the audio off and only has phone volume . How do I reset it?

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Try pressing the button with phone picture on coz it mutes the radio. Got to press it again for activation of radio sounds imran from Surrey

I have exactly same problem on Infotainment system. It's not the mute button Imran mentioned. Any ideas? Peter from Merseyside

That's really weird as mine has done exactly the same thing tonight. Fine for phone, CD, AUX but on radio or DAB just get AUDIO OFF and no sound & volume buttons don't work?!?!? Alex from Cheshire

Mine has done this tonight. Did you guys get the answer you needed to fix this problem? Lee from Berkshire

Submitted: 26/11/2014 20:46:52 | ID: 106943

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Mudasir, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Astra

Hi my car vauxhall astra twin top 2008 1.6 petrol doom light or courtesy light inside car fuse blown .does anybody knows where fuse location is and what number fuse thanks

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Fuse box in the engine bay, fuse No 13 it's a 5 amp fuse. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 18/05/2017 20:11:23 | ID: 141380

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Adam, London

Vauxhall Vivaro 2003

I’ve had my Vivaro for over 2 years now - bought it on 60,000 miles - now done 109,000. I had no problems in the first year or so and was thinking what a great van until the power steering and diesel pump both went in the same month and now I’ve just started to get a very light grinding noise in third and fourth gear!!? I’m thinking this is my gear box on its way out - can anyone please let me know what I’m dealing with here?

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Yep, I’ve had all those problems and more. I got rid after £4,000 repairs in two years. Your problem is solved with a gearbox rebuild, they are a Renault Laguna box and just not up to the job in a van. Sorry to be a doom and gloom merchant Garry from Yorkshire

Gearbox alright and will probably want another in around another 40,000 Tony from Lancashire

Mine was the same on an o6 I've spent 6500 on repairs since I bought it 6 years ago and tonight it has let me down again just when I praised it for running well time to cut my losses and back to a no headache transit for me these vans are just a oversized poorly built Laguna??????????????????????????of?? Anthony fields from Derbyshire

Submitted: 06/09/2010 15:43:33 | ID: 76882

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Kevin usher , Hull

Vauxhall Vivaro

My vauxhall vivaro interior lights won't go out when I have locked the doors. The lights stay on when the doors automatically locked also. When I stop the van, and take keys out of the ignition the doors stay locked and I have to manually open them....... Any ideas to help me sort this problem out please?

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I had this problem with the interior lights staying on even when van was locked. The problem was a missing rubber stopper which fits into the bottom of the nearside rear door on the inside. This rubber pushes a switch when the door is closed. The Vauxhall dealer said it happened all the time as it gets knocked off when loading etc. Costs less than a fiver to replace. J Luther from Essex

I had this problem with the interior lights staying on even when van was locked. The problem was a missing rubber stopper which fits into the bottom of the nearside rear door on the inside. This rubber pushes a switch when the door is closed. The Vauxhall dealer said it happened all the time as it gets knocked off when loading etc. Costs less than a fiver to replace. J Luther from Essex

Hi iv put a new rubber on and the lights are still staying on so what else could it be please thanks Steph from Berkshire

Submitted: 20/02/2015 19:55:33 | ID: 112009

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a allan, Fife

Vauxhall Astra

I have a 13 plate vauxhall astra I have it serviced not at a Vauxhall dealer but the service light indicator lights on, how do i get it to go thanks

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Put your foot down on the clutch turn the ignition half way on but don't turn the car on. Then at the same time keep your finger pressed on your mileage button for approx 30 seconds then without taking your finger off the the button turn your car back on. Look it up on YouTube for videos and more models . Good luck mate I have had the same thing happen. Ady from Norfolk

Submitted: 22/10/2016 19:40:26 | ID: 136155

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Chris, Ireland

Vauxhall Insignia

HI. Any advice would be appreciated. My insignia went into limp mode when driving up a hill and the service light came on. Any idea what this means? Tks

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Hello this is a easy repair, I know from experiance ££££££. Front of engine place your hand either engine dead or live running along the large rubber pipe from the intercooler. to the engine intake. Feel for a split in the pipe 8/9 inches from the top location in your blind spot, move your hand all round the pipe with a bit of luck your fingers will feel a gap. over time the oily gases break down the rubber compounds. You can buy a brand new item from Vauxhall for about £120. All the best Chris Smith. chris smith from Derbyshire

Submitted: 09/05/2017 21:00:14 | ID: 141197

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Paul, City of Nottingham

Vauxhall Astravan

Since yesterday I noticed a whistling noise coming from my van when i rev over 2000 rpm has anyone got any ideas at all I've had my head under the bonnet and it also has slight speed lost thanks

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Might be turbo whistle. All turbo diesels do it to an extent but it sounds worse if there is a slight leak from one of the ducts. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Is this a massive affect to the van or isit minor it's not the turbo it's self isit isit cheap and cheerful to fix mate thanks ks for the advice Paul from City of Nottingham

Submitted: 10/05/2017 11:08:38 | ID: 141209

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Jules Hart, Devon

Vauxhall Tigra 2006

My Vauxhall Tigra`s right indicator is flashing too fast but the light only comes on at the door side and not on the front. Would this be just a bulb problem please?

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My Tigra (2005) is having the same problem. Apparently its the bulb holder which needs changing. I have done this now twice and am still having the indicator not working on the left side Tanya Pinder from England

Hi, mine did the same and it just needed a change of bulb. Works fine now Cate Tekdal from England

Hi faults on tigra indicators are caused by a faulty hazard warning light switch. Replace this and all will be well. Mike from Conwy

Submitted: 10/07/2012 11:59:41 | ID: 85654

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Craig Jones, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

Evening. Recently bought a Mervia, have a question about the locking mechanism. After I have driven, I get out of the drivers seat, shut my door and then go to open the passenger door to get my child out of the car. However, the door is always locked and I have to unlock the door with the fob before I can get him out. Is this how it should function?

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Hi, check your locking functions on the dashboard. There is a choice -drivers door or whole car unlock. Hope this helps :-) Adie from Conwy

Submitted: 26/04/2017 18:15:14 | ID: 140930

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Alan Green, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vivaro 2011

My Vauxhall Vivaro van makes a whining/whistling noise when in motion, even when not accelerating. It sounds okay when revving up though. It only had a service last month. Any clues anyone and how urgently should I book it into a garage? (Cdti)

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Hi Alan , did you get an answer or solve the whining noise as I'm experiencing the same problem , I had the air mass flow sensor cleaned and new air filter fitted and it was running great for two days now this noise has appears and losing power . Cheers Dean . Dean Brixton from Greater London

Submitted: 25/07/2013 11:39:26 | ID: 52883

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SYLVANUS, Surrey

Vauxhall Insignia

My car is not starting.Lights,radio and all electricals are fine. I can see press down clutch sign on the dashboard?.Any help?

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Just step and press down the clutch pedal then turn the ignition key clockwise. Geoff from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 29/04/2017 12:35:20 | ID: 140997

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peter, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

i have a petrol smell at back of car any ideas

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Check the seal around the filler cap. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 15/04/2017 19:27:35 | ID: 140656

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Lee, East Sussex

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi my partner has a 2003 meriva had a problem with the car were it would loss power gain power and then stop with no accelaration at all AA came out computer said it woz trottle position sensor (whole pedel)so we have had a new one fitted the problem seamed to off went away till the nexted day after 20 odd miles weve also changed trottle body still the same Any idears???thanks lee

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hi, i know this was posted a few months ago but my brother is having the same trouble and he has done exactly the same thing (changed the pedal and the throttle body and is still having trouble with it )its fine when he first starts it up but when it get to temp, the service light comes on and he loses power.would be very grateful if you could shed any light on this problem if you have sorted you'res many thanks phil philip wood from Derbyshire

Been in the garage and has come back to be a failed ecu so needs a replacement with pin code and has to be wiped blank £250 parts and fitting as has to be programed to the car Hope it helps Lee from East Sussex

cheers lee will let him know, many thanks philip wood from Derbyshire

Submitted: 17/01/2017 21:24:05 | ID: 138203

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dannycbonner@yahoo.co.uk, County Londonderry

Vauxhall Zafira

The bonnet release cable on my Vauxhall Zafira has snapped/broken off, approximately one inch from the release handle under the fuse box. I have been trying to remove the cable release for the bonnet of my Vauxhall Zafira for some time now and found a number of difficulties for me, not being mechanically minder etc. There is a rubber grommet that allows the cable to pass through and that has been difficult to push the cable through but the bigger problem is at the handle under the fuse box. There is a "keeper" which has the cable threaded through and the whole hard plastic assembly is then stuck to the body of the car in a way that I can't figure out. There does not seem to be any screws holding it on and I wonder does it slide into the metal in some way. Please help.

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ditto. I have the very same problem, the handle is secured by plastic clips but I cant work out how to remove the under steering wheel cover to get better access, I have anew cable/ handle to fit but cant get the old handle out as yet steve hughes from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 28/03/2015 08:36:37 | ID: 113960

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Steve Dalton , West Glamorgan

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi. Car wont start had it checked had tester on starter motor 9 out 10 it start and the only time it dont the voltage is lost any ideas what it could be thanks...

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Assuming ALL of your battery connections and earth cables are clean and sound connections then it's possible your starter ic starting to break up inside. Worn brushes, commutator segments and bushes in the end plates. You don't state year or mileage of your car but it's probably quite high. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/04/2017 18:08:41 | ID: 140899

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Simon N. Fewou, Cameroon

Vauxhall Vectra

I would like to know what happen with my Opel (Vauxhall) Vectra 2.2 DTi estate. My Opel experience a power loss when an orange sign (control indicator for engine electronics) appear on the dash board. After I experience that sudden loss of power, I have another sign (control indicator for exhaust) that appear on the dash board when the engine is running. Could you please tell what the problem is? Thank you Simon

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I don't quite follow your description of the warning lights but think your sudden loss of power means you have gone into limp mode. The "control indicator for exhaust" is probably your DPF warning indicator telling you the DPF is blocked and may have reached the stage where you need to take it to a garage for a forced regeneration. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/04/2017 19:14:30 | ID: 140900

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Eric Gunn, Perthshire

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

My Vauxhall Insignia’s car alarm goes off intermittently so I have to leave it unlocked. What could the problem be?

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My Insignia has just started displaying the same symptoms and I found this on an Insignia forum. I’ll be taking mine into the dealers ASAP, armed with the reference number below, as it looks like it might be a good candidate. Another possible cause, that came to light in my web searches, was the battery backup on the sounder, which I have to say sounds more likely to me than a software update, but I guess that’s why we need experts. :) good luck Customer Satisfaction Programme 10-R-045 Insignia - Anti Theft Warning System Reference Number: 10-R-045 Release Date: 04-Nov-2010 Symptom Description Power sounder module of anti-theft warning system may self activate without blinker light any time after car is locked. Cause Software weakness. Only vehicles with Theft Deterrent System (RPO Code UTJ) listed in the VIN information files have to be reworked. Remedy Check if vehicle has been reworked (see vehicle marking). If marking is not present, program Body Control Module (BCM) with latest (improved) software according to following rework instruction. Paul from Nottinghamshire

I have exactly the same problem last year, I read that the rear boot open switch or the bonnet was a likely cause, i changed the boot and the problem went away. The alarm has just started going off in the middle of the night for no reason again... might try your recommendation Roger from Wrexham

I have exactly the same problem last year, I read that the rear boot open switch or the bonnet was a likely cause, i changed the boot and the problem went away. The alarm has just started going off in the middle of the night for no reason again... might try your recommendation Roger from Wrexham

I'm having the same issue with my 63 plate insignia estate. The alarm will go of intermittently for about 20 seconds, then stop and go of for another 20 seconds. I have my car booked in tomorrow for this issue. Can anyone tell me how much this issue was to set right please? Dan from West Midlands

Hi I have a 2014 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTI Elite , just recently the alarm has started going off intermitently its gone off about 20 or more times this week at different times sometimes in the daytime sometimes when its dark ( Night ) only way to stiop it is to disconect the battery terminal . It started last night just after 9.00PM yet again , I had to disconnect the battery again to shut it up , took it into james Haughs Vaxhall main dealer in Dumfries this morning at 9.00AM cannot find anything yet again , no fault codes showing they say because the battery has been disconnected , they told me to get the RAC to recover it to them the next time it goes off , I rang Motability to tell them what they have suggested and they told me they cannot do that but they woukld send someone out from the RAC , Rac rang me and said that they believed it was an on going problem and they would recover it I told them Motability said that they could not do that so Ive left it with them to argue out . To be honest I am sick to the back teeth of this its been going on and off for a week and nobody seems to have a clue whats going off with it motability basiclly couldnt care less they are totally clue less and bloody rude too , so I will leave it to them Ill be glade when its gone back at the end of June beging of July . Theyve just turned up with a recovery vehicle at 10.37AM good ridance Regards Steve Steve Lumb from Dumfries and Galloway

Submitted: 11/11/2013 11:58:39 | ID: 57628

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Mike Hawthorn, Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire

Vauxhall Zafira 2005

My Vauxhall Zafira`s horn won`t work, instead it turns the radio up. My local garage charged me £177 for a replacement handbrake, so I won`t take it there again! Any ideas on what the problem is and a rough price to fix? (1.6 Petrol)

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Could well be a warranty repair, ask your local Vauxhall garage to took a free look Bob from Sussex

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question Bob. I will give them a visit. Thanks again, your a STAR* Mike Hawthorn from Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire

Went to my local garage today with same problem - worn slip rings in the horn switch they reckon - £155 for replacement steering wheel switch unit. Funnily enough when they rang through to Vauxhall's nearest main dealership to order the part, the sales assistant they spoke to mentioned that the dealership has had to start stocking a large number of these lately. Kev Rowe from Devon

Submitted: 20/11/2012 09:30:16 | ID: 55265

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Andi, Kent

Vauxhall Signum

Every time I come to a stop (automatic) in gear the engine cuts out. Then I put it in neutral and starts but need to slightly press the accelerator before engaging gear. Any clues?

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Dependant on the year/model the idle air control valve could need cleaning and adjusting. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 21/04/2017 14:07:49 | ID: 140801

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Garry, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Agila

Headlight flash doesn't work. Can anyone tell me where/which the relay is? All other lights work fine including headlights and main beam. Just the flash that won't work.

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I believe it uses the same relay as the headlights so it could be your flasher switch that's wrong. Dirty / faulty contacts or wire broken? Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 20/04/2017 14:11:42 | ID: 140771

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paul williams, Essex

Vauxhall Tigra

How do you get n/s headlight out need to change indercater bulb

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Hi Paul, The easiest way, take it to HALFORDS! There's a small charge but well worth it. They do it there and then. I did mine if you have big hands forget it! Good Luck, Doug. Doug Ward from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 06/10/2016 09:52:19 | ID: 135746

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Kelly, Kent

Vauxhall Tigra

My Tigra has been sitting on my drive for a while as I use my husbands car, I went to open the car with the central locking key the other day and no response, I can't get into my car! Can anyone help or know what I need to do? Thanks

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Hi Kelly, Manually open the driver door with your key, if its sticky squirt WD40 in the lock. Slide your hand down the right under the dashboard, pull back on the bonnet release. Lift your bonnet up at the front of the car and put your battery on charge. When you have enough charge in the battery start your car and take it and get your battery checked. No doubt they will tell you, you need a new one. The winter months take its toll on batteries new and old, the reasons I have put below! For future reference, before starting your car make sure all electrics are turned off and depress your clutch to take the drag of the gearbox to get that extra power from your battery to start your engine. Good Luck, Kelly. Doug Ward from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 16/12/2016 08:36:32 | ID: 137401

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Eloise, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Tigra

Over the past week my Tigra has been acting up when I start it. When I turned on the ignition the alarm would start to go off. But once the engine was started it would stop. However today it has struggled to turn over when switching it on and the alarm has continued to go on once the car is started (thought I laboured to do so) the alarm I'm hearing I think might be related to the battery because the horn doesn't sound like it has when the normal alarm has gone off before. And I have heard the battery disconnecting alarm go off before. Could this be an alternator problem? It is it more likely to be a connection issue with the battery??

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I had trouble too. My car beeped 5 times after I changed the roof status. It was the shelf timing. I got a new motor and shelf off ebay and had it fitted. Lots cheaper than Vauxhall mending old one. Hope it helps. Tara from Norfolk

Hi Eloise, Take it for a battery check, they will tell you if it's up to doing its job It sounds like it's worn out and not holding its charge. If it's a new one take it back under warranty! Winter months are a bad time for batteries, what with bad weather and conditions, they take a proper beating and if your alternator is not giving 100% to your battery, it will fail! During these months make sure before starting your car all your electrics are turned off, only turn on after starting! Also, depress your clutch to take the drag off the gearbox before starting your engine! Doing all this helps the battery to put more power to the Engine for an easier start! All the years I have been a driver, I have only once had a battery fail on me and that is my latest car, which is automatic! The rest were manual! Good Luck, Doug Doug Ward from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 10/09/2016 20:02:13 | ID: 135086

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caroline mead, Spain

Vauxhall Tigra

Can anyone help me please,where is the box with the spare fuses located in an opel tigra twintop 2006,we have looked everywhere,thanks

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Hi Caroline, Get a torch open the passenger door bend down with your head in the footwell, look up under the dash and you'll see what looks like a carpet flap pull that down and your fuses are underneath! Good Luck, Doug. Doug Ward from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 05/10/2016 12:10:28 | ID: 135732

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Drew Black, Falkirk

Vauxhall Tigra

My wifes Tigras roof will not open, the boot opens but then there is a clicking sound I know this is the clutch that is turning but not engaging has any one had this problem.

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That may be a relay issue, pull them and clean the contacts... I give them a good bang on a top too just it case they are stuck/sticking. Rory from Hampshire

Hi Drew, Look and see if the boot divider is fully pulled back and the spring clips are engaged with their contacts. If they are, check you fuse or its as Rory says, or it's your battery! Doug Ward from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 13/01/2017 06:57:46 | ID: 138056

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Richard May, Somerset

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi my vaxual tiggra window is in the fully up position and the door is open. So I can not shut it. The boot stoped working the moment this happened. Iv checked the fuses and disconnected the battery also unplugged the door electric but non as this has worked. Any help would be fab thanks

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Hi Richard, Make sure your roof locking clips are firmly engaged. You say your door won't close! Try unlocking it with your key it sounds like the door lock is engaged. Good Luck, Doug. Doug Ward from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 20/01/2017 17:04:01 | ID: 138267

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Emma, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi can anyone help at all! I have a Vauxhall Tigra convertible 05 plate. My boot was working fine, then today I press the button in on the boot but I can't hear anything and doesn't work??

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Hi Emma, Make sure the roof lock clips are fully engaged. Failing that check your fuses. Good Luck, Doug. Doug Ward from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 15/03/2017 19:16:24 | ID: 139883

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Dean, Clackmannanshire

Vauxhall Tigra

Can't find out why my window washers aren't working and tryed all the rest with them but can't find the fuse to see if it's that anybody help please

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Hi Dean, Three things could be wrong, they are, Pump U/S, Jets blocked, or like you say fuse. Fuse box on the passenger side under the pull-down flap (see it much better with a torch), or under the bonnet on the right of the engine compartment. Good Luck, Doug. PS On my wife's car, it was the washer pump inexpensive and an easy fit. I checked the other two before buying the pump! Doug Ward from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 08/04/2017 15:31:11 | ID: 140495

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Adam L, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi, my vauxhall tigra 2005 1.4, roof has issues when trying to open, the roof appears to retract down, into the rear space, but the parcel shelf doesn't come out. This appears the be making contact with the roof, this in turn doesn't allow the roof to fully go down into place. Any advice or help greatly appreciated. Kind Regards, Adam

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Hi Adam, Make sure the divider in the boot is fully pulled back and the spring loaded pins on either side are engaged with their contacts! Good Luck, Doug, Doug Ward from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 09/04/2017 22:19:27 | ID: 140518

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Jim, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Changed the dipped headlight bulb and it is still saying on the dash check dipped headlight bulb the headlight is working any one any answers

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Check wiring plugs bad earth could be and check bulb could be faulty Phil from Cornwall

Submitted: 28/01/2017 17:20:46 | ID: 138474

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Linda, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

What millage should the Cambelt be changed please? It's over serviced if anything so well looked after Thanks in advance

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Depends on which engine and which year. Tony from Cheshire

Submitted: 09/04/2017 12:29:58 | ID: 140507

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