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stu, Northumberland

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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

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

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Ronald Pearson, Suffolk

Vauxhall Insignia

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

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

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

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Robert Rudge, England

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Richard, Angus

Vauxhall Antara

Usual fan running on question, have problems with my antara, the fan runs on but this happens all the time even when started on a cold day, I can start the engine and switch off and it runs. I have had the update and new under tray fitted and the problem seems to be worse, have had the car in to a Vauxhall dealer previously and they say its ok but just had a service at a small local Garage and they say there is a problem and the fan should not run the way it does. Know about the DPF filter and have run my Antara for 23 miles at over 2000 revs and the fan runs on when I stop. Anyone got the same problem, and any advice much appreciated.

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Unfortunately there is no temperature gauge on the Antara. There are two fans on the radiator, the main cooling fan and a smaller one which runs all the time the air conditioning is switched on. Are both of your fans running? You do not say whether the DPF warning light has come on yet. If the DPF needs a regen then the Stop/Start eco mode will not work and the cooling fans will run on when you stop the engine. If you have done a lot of very short runs you may have to drive it at higher RPM say 2,500 to 3,000 for 15 to 20 minutes, usually by driving in 3rd or 4th gear. Keep as much load on the engine as you can ie switch on air con, heated screens, heater blower motor, headlights etc and try to drive up hills. Other than that you may have a faulty temp sensor which can be checked by onboard diagnostics. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 01/12/2016 22:32:30 | ID: 137099

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Alan, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Osaro Osadolor, Kent

Vauxhall Meriva

My partner's Vauxhall meriva was having battery problem, we have changed the battery but the radio and CD player is completely down, the sound from the signal light and other sounds is down as well, the screen display for radio, cd, time and others is down as well. please advise what we can do, the reg is KV60XMW.

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radio should have a code.if battery has been disconected has to be reset every time stu from Northumberland

Submitted: 30/10/2016 17:39:57 | ID: 136367

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Shaw, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I need to change the time clock from summer to winter ie back one hour

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Hi, I just tune into a BBC radio station and the system updates the clock through RDS Adam Kimmince from Yorkshire

Submitted: 31/10/2016 12:49:43 | ID: 136383

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robert, Gwent

Vauxhall Insignia

i have a 2015 insignia diesel. It has started vibrating while i accelerate through the gears. I have taken it to Vauxhall for a diagnostic and they have come up with low fuel. Has anyone got any answers as this seems a common fault.

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Hi Robert, I've had this issue with a Vauxhall Astra TwinTop a couple of years back but not my Insignia. The cause was actually found to be cheaper supermarket fuel. The car would go into 'limp' mode and shudder struggling to maintain a speed. Changing from Morrisons/Sainsburys fuel to Shell/Texaco fixed the issue for me, something that simple and didn't need anything doing at a Vauxhall Garage. Hope this may help! Adam Kimmince from Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/11/2016 22:37:08 | ID: 136611

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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

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

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Lauren McDiarmid, Argyllshire

Vauxhall Agila 2003

My Vauxhall Agila was recalled and had a new petrol tank fitted in 2011 but I have now noticed a small leak under the car when filling with petrol. It doesn`t leak when parked, only when filling. Any ideas?

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How old is your Agila Lauren? Mine is a 2001 Y reg and has recently started leaking when you fill up with petrol, but stops afterwards. Also very fumey for while in car. Is this what happens to yours? I'm going to call into Vauxhall dealership tomorrow to find out if cars pre-2003-2007 recall period should have been recalled too... Ali W from Cambridgeshire

How old is your Agila Lauren? Mine is a 2001 Y reg and has recently started leaking when you fill up with petrol, but stops afterwards. Also very fumey for while in car. Is this what happens to yours? I'm going to call into Vauxhall dealership tomorrow to find out if cars pre-2003-2007 recall period should have been recalled too... Ali W from Cambridgeshire

My 2003 model has just started doing the same, also had a replacement tank at the end of November 2011. I've rung the local vauxhall dealership to check whether it's a continuous fault design only to be told there is no current recall. Asked them to take alook and they've told me they charge £59 just to look at it. Clearly another fault Dee from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 24/10/2013 12:55:09 | ID: 56334

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richard, East Sussex

Vauxhall Vectra

My car is letting in water passenger front and rear foot wells

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That my friend would be the drainage channels blocked below the wiper blades. Lift the bonnet up then remove the rubber trim below the wiper blades. Lift the plastic skirt and you will find the drain off channels blocked. Mostly leaves and mud.Hope this helps. paul from Lancashire

Submitted: 21/11/2016 09:59:57 | ID: 136830

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Paul, East Sussex

Vauxhall Combo

My 2010 combo leaks water from the front near side. It looks like it is coming from under the fuse box. It's defiantly not coming in from the fuse box cover or heater matrix. It flows down between the foot well and inner cill and collects behind the passenger seat. Does anybody know if there's a drain plug under the fuse box that might be bunged up ?

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Paul a common problem of combo.... the water is leaking due to failed seals in a cover that's inside the engine bay. Lift the bonnet and look at the passenger side of bay towards the rear of engine. you'll see a plastic cover btn 4 and 6 inches wide and abt a foot long.. it will pass just under the rubber seal that goes side to side in the bay. To get it out you'll need to remove the scuttle on right to access and remove the battery.. then remove the eight or nine torx screws that hold it in place and remove the cover.. you'll see that over time, leaves and debris have gathered between the cover and inner f/n/s wing and perished the soft foam seal.. which cannot be replaced.. a new cover will be needed. I have tried silicone and it won't last. I work in a fleet garage and have changed many of them. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 24/11/2016 21:00:39 | ID: 136941

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Brendon Wickens, London

Vauxhall Insignia 2011

Both my Vauxhall Insignia`s keys have broken, one snapped apart and the other seemed to just fall apart. I`ve had my car from new, it`s a 2011 sri. Has anyone else had this problem because I think there`s a fault?

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I don’t have the answer, but if you still have all the gubbings you can buy a replacemant housing on eBay for about £7. My first key rubber has perished. I haven’t tried yet, but you may be able to swap everything over. Nathan King from England

I have also a Insignia SRI (June 2011), both keys (blade) have snapped off, car is outside warranty cover (60k - 70k), Vauxhall are refusing to replace the 2nd key (replacement), which is less than 1 year old, cost new quoted as £145, presently trying to resolve issue with Vauxhall. I would agree there appears to be an ignition key fault, anybody else with same problem? Len Anthony from Ayrshire

Had the same thing with one key. It looked like a form of brittle stress failure on the cast metal hinge part. Took it back to dealer I bought from and had a new key done under maker’s warranty. Another few months however and it would have been an expensive replacement. I now try to always fold back the blade before putting in my pocket as I think the metal is very weak Stewart Mackenzie from Fife and Kinross Shires

Both my keys need replacing as the cast parts which hold the blades fractured. My car is within warranty, so two new keys have been ordered - no problem. There does seem to be a fault with the cast parts as these fractured in exactly the same places. The local Vauxhall dealer didn't quibble about replacing both keys. John Carr from Cumbria

Have exactly the same issue with my Insignia (March 2011) keys, the metal housing that holds the key blade in place has broken on both keys. Went back to dealer but they said Opel will not replace as outside of warranty. I will take it up directly with Opel Ireland. Has anyone had any joy with Vauxhall UK? John Conway from Dublin

Have exactly the same issue with my Insignia (March 2011) keys, the metal housing that holds the key blade in place has broken on both keys. Went back to dealer but they said Opel will not replace as outside of warranty. I will take it up directly with Opel Ireland. Has anyone had any joy with Vauxhall UK? John Conway from Dublin

My 2011 Insignia has had the same problem. Both key blades have come away from the fob as the small platsic part that holds it has cracked. One did this a few months ago and the dealership told me I would have to pay for a new key ( £178) So i just used the spare and that has now broken. They are going to look at it and see if it can be claimed under the warranty but I doubt they will agree, I looked at my keys for our 5yr old Astra that has flip keys but the difference here is that the mechanism that hold the blade on this it metal and not plastic. Obviusly a poor design using the plastic as when you flip the blade out they do come out at force and thats what has caused the plastic to crack in my opinion. david from Redcar and Cleveland

My 2011 Insignia has had the same problem. Both key blades have come away from the fob as the small platsic part that holds it has cracked. One did this a few months ago and the dealership told me I would have to pay for a new key ( £178) So i just used the spare and that has now broken. They are going to look at it and see if it can be claimed under the warranty but I doubt they will agree, I looked at my keys for our 5yr old Astra that has flip keys but the difference here is that the mechanism that hold the blade on this it metal and not plastic. Obviusly a poor design using the plastic as when you flip the blade out they do come out at force and thats what has caused the plastic to crack in my opinion. david from Redcar and Cleveland

Opel Ireland offered to replace one of the keys as a gesture of good will & just collected the replacement from Opel dealer today. Still maintain that materials used are not up to scratch & would encourage others to follow up with distributor if they get no joy from dealer. John Conway from Dublin

My Insignia is also a 2011 car.I now have the same problem.The blade of the ignition key has detached from the fob. The blade itself is unbroken but the thin 1.50 - 2.00mm thick plastic housing which is supposed to support the metal key while it is being turned in the ignition has just cracked and fell apart. I did not realise how flimsy it was constructed until I examined the broken pieces ! I believe this is not fit for purpose and think there is a good chance that this would be upheld by the Government Consumer Rights - especially at £145.00 a time they are quoting me. Alan Boyd from Inverclyde

My Insignia is also a 2011 car.I now have the same problem.The blade of the ignition key has detached from the fob. The blade itself is unbroken but the thin 1.50 - 2.00mm thick plastic housing which is supposed to support the metal key while it is being turned in the ignition has just cracked and fell apart. I did not realise how flimsy it was constructed until I examined the broken pieces ! I believe this is not fit for purpose and think there is a good chance that this would be upheld by the Government Consumer Rights - especially at £145.00 a time they are quoting me. Alan Boyd from Inverclyde

I've got 2010 Insignia and both keys have broken in exactly the same way you have described. Vauxhall say that because it's out of warranty they're not interested. I've emailed the dealer I bought it from but still waiting for a reply. Found this on the internet; The sale of goods act 1979 s14 states 2)Where the seller sells goods in the course of a business, there is an implied term that the goods supplied under the contract are of satisfactory quality. (2A)For the purposes of this Act, goods are of satisfactory quality if they meet the standard that a reasonable person would regard as satisfactory, taking account of any description of the goods, the price (if relevant) and all the other relevant circumstances. (2B)For the purposes of this Act, the quality of goods includes their state and condition and the following (among others) are in appropriate cases aspects of the quality of goods— (a)fitness for all the purposes for which goods of the kind in question are commonly supplied, (b)appearance and finish, (c)freedom from minor defects, (d)safety, and (e)durability. Citizens advice web site says that you've got cover for 6 years!? If I don't get any joy from Wilson and Co in Cleethorpes I'll be going to trading standards. Ian Garrod from Lincolnshire

I have had the same problem both keys on my 2009 insignia broken out with the warranty. Tiimsons high Street shops do replacement keys at £35 . David Harrison from Clackmannanshire

I have had the same problem both keys on my 2009 insignia broken out with the warranty. Tiimsons high Street shops do replacement keys at £35 . David Harrison from Clackmannanshire

I've been to Timsons and they ordered me 2 new casings, unfortunately they have changed the design so they can't just put the inside of my key in the new cases cos it won't fit. However, the guy from Timsons advised me to look on ebay, I found some for a few quid each, bought them and took them to Timpsons to fit for me. They quickly and easily put the workings and key blade from my old one into the the ones from ebay, the guy I dealt with said it only took a few minutes so didn't even charge me for doing it!! ( Gave him a tenner for a drink ) Timpsons fantastic!! Wilson and Co/Vauxhall rubbish!! Ian Garrod from Lincolnshire

We have had the same problem with both of the keys. The second was damaged within a few months after being used. I believe it is because of the bad quality of the plastic material Vaso TSiouma from Greece

We have had the same problem with both of the keys. The second was damaged within a few months after being used. I believe it is because of the bad quality of the plastic material Vaso TSiouma from Greece

Both my 2012 Insignia key fobs have now broken. The local Vauxhall dealer wants me to pay £178 for each replacement key, plus more for re-programming if I do not have the codes. I bought a replacement shell (that was Opel branded, from ebay ) for the 1st one that broke & fitted the old blade and printed circuit board but although this key will now unlock the boot & doors, it will not start the car (it comes up with a message saying "Service Theft Deterrent System"). However the key with replacement shell will start the car if it is used very soon after starting the car with the other key. Jim Anderson from Hampshire

Submitted: 14/11/2013 16:04:11 | ID: 57882

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Lee Munroe, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

My Vauxhall Combo van`s dials on the dashboard periodically go off. The speedo / rev counter / petrol gauge and handbrake light come on for a few seconds and then it rights itself. Any ideas? (2002)

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Hi Lee, I have the same problem with my 2002 diesel and if it happens on starting it will turn but not start. I called the AA out on one occasion and he knew straight away. Just give it a good bash above the clocks on the dash and hey presto. Trouble is it is a control unit causing the problem and the whole dash has to come out to replace it. Hope this helps Dave Proctor from Northamptonshire

Hi, the van was recalled for the connector on the back of the dash board. About £20 the a spark needs to wire it up cost me £90 supply and fit Ste Rimmer from England

Easy fix. The multi-pin plug on the back of the speedo is not making proper contact. Remove the instrument panel. As you remove it the mutli-pin plug disconnects from the instruments. The plug is located on a plastic bracket behind the speedo. Move the plug and pack it behind with a couple of layers of double-sided tape and refit the plug. This will bring the plug forwards by a millimeter or two and make better contact on the back of the speedo. I have done loads of these. It takes me about 15 minutes. You can buy a kit from Vauxhall to do this (it's a known fault) but the kit just consists of some double sided tape and a silly plastic spacer. You don't need it. Good luck. Tom Palmer from West Sussex

Easy fix. The multi-pin plug on the back of the speedo is not making proper contact. Remove the instrument panel. As you remove it the mutli-pin plug disconnects from the instruments. The plug is located on a plastic bracket behind the speedo. Move the plug and pack it behind with a couple of layers of double-sided tape and refit the plug. This will bring the plug forwards by a millimeter or two and make better contact on the back of the speedo. I have done loads of these. It takes me about 15 minutes. You can buy a kit from Vauxhall to do this (it's a known fault) but the kit just consists of some double sided tape and a silly plastic spacer. You don't need it. Good luck. Tom Palmer from West Sussex

Hi I have a combo 2004 model was reading the problem with dpedo my speedo doesn't work but my rev counter/petrol gauge does work does anyone now if this still could be the connection on the back of dashboard any advice would be great. Craig from Merseyside

how to remove the clock above the radio kevin from Norfolk

Submitted: 17/12/2012 09:15:11 | ID: 65522

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Chris, Somerset

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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

bec its your plugs or coil unit,dont go to vaux they want 3000 quid to do it,its a diy,if i was nearer i would do it for you,4 plugs a tenner,coil unit on line app 70 quid time to do it 25 mins tools req plug spanner long reach,star allan key,know any body who is usefull? i give my phone no 70548163090 ken,i can talk you through it,letme know,just done mine she great now,regards ken ken bradley from Cheshire

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

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kevin wareham, Pembrokeshire

Vauxhall Movano

hi ,how do i remove and replace the side moulding trim on van

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hi see the above thread for trim it came out on the wrong thread undo torx and slide back or forward MARK from Dumfries and Galloway

Submitted: 30/07/2016 17:11:54 | ID: 133973

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Darren syverson, Cumbria

Vauxhall Movano

Hi could you give the torque seting on the nut for the rear hub nut

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i think the book says 270 nm however when i came to change mine which have been on since new they were nowhere nearly that tight they cracked off at about 100 nm so even renault doesnt follow their own book ps this was on a 2005 van MARK from Dumfries and Galloway

Submitted: 26/07/2016 12:45:54 | ID: 133848

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ALEX MOTHERSILL, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Movano

MY VAN FAILS TO ACCELERATE PROPERLY AT ABOUT2000 REVS THEN IT CLEARS ITSELF UP TO SPEED I CALL THIS A FLAT SPOT WHEN I DISCONNECT THE AFM IT RUNS FINE THE AFM IS NEW AS IS THE EGR VALVE THE FUEL FILTER IS NEW THERE IS NO BLACK SMOKE WHEN ACCELERATING I SUSPECT A WIRING FAULT

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hi check the wiring leading to the plug on the airflow meter about 4 or 5 inches back they are prone to fracture even if the insulation is ok due to engine vibration MARK from Dumfries and Galloway

undo torx screws then it slides either forward or back if its the long exterior side trims MARK from Dumfries and Galloway

Submitted: 19/08/2016 13:28:43 | ID: 134477

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A James , Powys

Vauxhall Movano

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

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

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

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phil armson, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

I have a 2010 vaxhall insignia and my boot will not shut i have changed boot switch still not working does anyone have any ideas

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Hi Phil, I had the same issue on my last insignia. Unfortunately this is just another part of the long list of common problems to plague the insignia. Boot switches do often become faulty but also so does the boot locking mechanism. I changed the switch first which worked for a while then had to take out, strip down and clean all parts of the mech. Also fitted a second switch in car to operate boot release. However I wouldnt recommend the strip down of the mech unless you are confident in working with electrical mechanisms because they are a fixed unit, not made to be opened. The option I'd recommend is to replace the locking mech. Craig from Leicestershire

Submitted: 23/10/2016 15:42:19 | ID: 136182

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craig, Essex

Vauxhall Combo

what relay does what please i need to know what one for windscreen wipers

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it is rely 90191753 pa66-gf30 386697 locateted in the fuse box at engine tommy from County Tyrone

Submitted: 19/02/2016 14:01:28 | ID: 127852

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jayd, Somerset

Vauxhall Zafira

hi my 1.8 zaffira got a problem with cooling fan in the bonnet it does not switch off even if the engine is no running it is always on now i have to take off one terminal on the battery because it is draining it plus i have notice that sometimes the spot lights switches on though the engine is off can anybody help plz

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Sounds like temp sensor front left as you look at top of engine matt from Telford and Wrekin

Submitted: 14/10/2016 08:13:39 | ID: 135940

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paul, Middlesex

Vauxhall Combo

The lights on the dashboard are off but light on outside, and engine cuts out about 3 seconds after starting. can anyone help please. Paul

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Problem solved - water got into fuse panel. paul from Middlesex

Submitted: 15/11/2016 17:21:47 | ID: 136720

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Simon, Cardiff

Vauxhall Combo

Hi, I have a combo 1.3 diesel 2008 and I changed the dashboard clocks now van won't start but will if I plug old speedo in? Any way around this please?

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the speedometer has to be reprogramed to match ecu , Malcolm Hunt from Cardiff

Hi Malcom. Can I do this with a tech 2? Simon from Cardiff

Submitted: 28/10/2016 21:49:39 | ID: 136326

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Terence Grinnell, Lancashire

Vauxhall Antara 2012

I have had my Vauxhall Antara since November 20th 2013. It is new and I have only done 1,300 miles. I have driven off my drive this morning and went to reverse but to my surprise it would not reverse. When I selected reverse and let the clutch out it went forwards instead of backwards, the AA. are on their way. Any ideas, I would love to hear them?

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That happened to me today except I was parked in a bay on an incline and as I went into reverse it went forwards and actually hit a rail before managed to reverse out of the parking bay on the third attempt and the clutch burning. What did the AA say? Ken from West Yorkshire

That happened to me today except I was parked in a bay on an incline and as I went into reverse it went forwards and actually hit a rail before managed to reverse out of the parking bay on the third attempt and the clutch burning. What did the AA say? Ken from West Yorkshire

The exact thing happened to us. We were on a slope and had to use a barrier to get us out and probably burnt the clutch out in the process. Terrible burning smell! Garage have no idea and think it`s driver error!! Have you had any more problems? Stephens from North Lanarkshire

To ken from west Yorkshire, the AA man could not fix it he had to haul it onto his recovery truck. Vauxhall at Manchester fixed it, the problem was the gear selector was defective manufacturers faulty component, listen to this one, You are not to suppose to rest your hand on the gear stick whilst you are driving and the vehicle in motion it does it no good, in other words NO you can not be a Nigel Mannensel nor a pretend rally driver it knackers the gear selector?? Terence Grinnell from Lancashire

Submitted: 27/02/2014 09:34:11 | ID: 62360

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christine, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Corsa

When I start the car my front lights come on and don`t go off till I switch the engine off?

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WHEN I START THE CORSA MY FRONT LIGHTS COME ON AND DONT GO OFF UNTIL I SWITCH THE ENGINE OFF IS THIS NORMAL ARWEL JONES from Bridgend

Submitted: 20/04/2015 16:42:17 | ID: 114983

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Andrew Chalmers , Fife

Vauxhall Antara

Had a detachable tow bar fitted and now the green light on dash is always on and the front and rear parking sensors are not working and the rear fog light is out!! Also when I indicate right the flashers blink at twice there normal speed!! I've read I need to get the car on a laptop to program the electrics is this right? Many thanks

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I am having much the same problem. Have you managed to solve it yet? Sandie from Highland

There is a small switch in the bottom of the electrical socket which can stick if water or dirt gets in. Try spraying a little WD40 in there to try to free it off. This switch lets your computer know that you have coupled up a trailer or caravan. Good luck. It may also be worth checking that the wiring harness from the towbar electrics hasnt worked loose and got water in it. This is situated just in front of the rear silencer on the right hand side of the car i believe. You cant miss it. Its rectangular with a orange or red seal around it. Vinny fisher from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 11/03/2016 21:03:25 | ID: 128876

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ian thundercliffe, Hull

Vauxhall Antara

has my car got a Bluetooth connection

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You need to quote the year and model of your car along with whether it's the original head unit or a replacement head unit. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 13/11/2016 08:38:07 | ID: 136659

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Keith Shoebridge, England

Vauxhall Combo 2012

How do you remove the trim from the driver`s door of my Vauxhall Combo? (van)

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You need to get the door panel off first, which is a few screws and a circlip behind the winder, then you can see how the trim panel is secured to the panel from behind. Andy Baxter from England

Yes the relay is a little yellow thing like a square block fuse it's tucked behind we're the fuse box is it's not a easy job will take couple hours as you have t take the battery and battery brackets and that fire out to get to the relay MR W J CLARK from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 04/10/2013 12:12:27 | ID: 91883

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Peter Hall, France

Vauxhall Zafira

Can you tell me how to remove the battery from my zafira tourer 2013.

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At the bottom of the battery (facing the engine) there is a clamp held by a nut,,remove that and the battery can be lifted out. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 08/11/2016 23:03:58 | ID: 136575

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Rich, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

I have a 2010 ecoflex deisel , the last few days the fan has been when switching engine off, I've checked coolant and that's fine, car runs at 90 degrees. Idle is sometimes 750 rpm so times sits at 1000 rpm is this connected so how? Is it normal for fan to run after switching off? Have drove 4k without this happening Many thanks if any one can advise Rich

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Hi that seems to be the same as my ecoflex. The running at 1000rpm is when it is cleaning itself out regenerating. Paul from Essex

Submitted: 12/10/2016 20:47:36 | ID: 135902

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Shaun Jones, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I recently had code 15 displayed on my 2012 Meriva 1.4 turbo.The handbook says it is the third brake light. I removed the rubber seal but was unable to gain acsess to the unit (the hole far too small). Does anybody know how to acsess the unit and change the bulb? Thanks.

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hi, I also have same problem. Have you sorted your issue? Thanks Sri from Essex

hi, I also have same problem. Have you sorted your issue? Thanks Sri from Essex

ive got this his aswell help also code 21 and 24 are these easy to replace only just bought the car 2 days ago! jason plunkett from Essex

The whole rear light assembly just clicks in: you can lever it out from the tailgate, I used a plastic cycle tyre lever so as not to spoil the paintwork. But couldn't see why the light was not working so none the wiser! Paddy from Shropshire

Submitted: 07/01/2015 15:56:50 | ID: 109101

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Steve, Norfolk

Vauxhall Insignia

Is there a brake pad warning light on this Model. I'm getting a rubbing noise from my front right hand wheel, The pad looks okay through the wheel as far as I can see..

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Hi Steve, As far as i know there is no brake light associated with break wear. I have a 59 plate insignia. The first warning u get is the grinding noise. Get the pads changed quick before your disks are damaged. It is another pathetic Vauxhall idea. This manufacturer has produced a good looking care but very crap in quality and their dealers are liars. I detest them. Good luck. Sajid Mirza from Berkshire

Submitted: 22/10/2016 21:09:17 | ID: 136158

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colin, Highland

Vauxhall Insignia

There is a warning light on dasboard which says AC OFF DUE TO HIGH ENGINE TEMP. What does this mean.

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I don't have the answer unfortunately, but I am experiencing the same chris from Derbyshire

Submitted: 15/05/2016 12:27:51 | ID: 131556

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Denise, West Sussex

Vauxhall Antara

Hi there, I have just been told by a Vauxhall garage that my antara has got three oil leaks. They then quotedme over£1,000 to buy the parts to get it fixed. Is this a reasonable price? It needed two new parts replacing.one costing over£400 & the other part over £500! Sounds a bit excessive to me?

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The Antara engine is known for oil leaks, there's been a problem with the sealant they use. They have to strip down the engine, clean it out thoroughly and apply new sealant and it's important to leave the sealant long enough to set before re-assembling the engine. You don't have to get it done at a Vauxhall garage but make sure you get a guarantee so if it leaks again they will fix it free of charge. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 02/11/2016 16:02:44 | ID: 136431

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Steve Jones, Cheshire

Vauxhall Vivaro 2002

My coil heater light on dash stays on all the time. What can I do to correct this? Thanks.

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A number of problems can cause this. When I had that, it turned out to be the boost sensor. I would first drain some diesel out of the fuel filter in case it is water in the fuel filter. If the problem is still there get a diagnostic check. If your boost sensor is the problem, you will notice your power is low at mid to high revs Paul Prosser from Rhondda Cynon Taff

The coil light is also the engine management light, it usually indicates a sensor failure somewhere on the van. Get the fault codes read to find out the problem Andrew Pemberton from Carmarthenshire

i have this same problem on my 2005 vivaro 1.9 cdti but it does not affect the driving in any way shape or form the light comes on when you switch ignition on then goes out when you start engine then within a couple of seconds comes back on and stays on this light is nothing to do with the engine management light that is completely separate light i have tried to read any fault codes with decent snap on software and it shows no codes or faults what so ever so where do we go from here i have tried another glow plug relay no difference tried a boost sensor no difference im at a loss steve gedge from Hampshire

Submitted: 02/02/2011 15:47:12 | ID: 73544

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steven, County Tyrone

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, is it normal when driving the car and the 'service' warning comes on the dash that the car drives on a slower safe mode (max 50 mph) When you stop, switch off and restart it goes well again, is this normal?? thanks

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I had this not long after buying my insignia, was going into "limp mode"- turned out to be a faulty "Turbo Wastegate Solenoid" got a replacement from ebay for £35 and was simple to replace (at the front of engine bay connected to a couple of hoses) Martyn from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/10/2016 23:35:31 | ID: 136301

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Sharron Pendergast , Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Antara

Hello brought a vauxhall antara last week year of registration 62. Sometimes on the dash a sign comes up I have looked it up and it's saying something about speed limiter. Can someone help me it comes and goes. Thanks

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The overspeed warning light and chime comes on if you exceed 75mph. See page 91 of your handbook. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 01/11/2016 18:04:35 | ID: 136415

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dave, Blaenau Gwent

Vauxhall Antara

When going down hills sometimes the service light and engine management light come on then if I slow down and stop both lights go out and I drive off ok. On the flat and uphill the cars fine it just happen sometimes going down hill driving me mad.

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You don't say what year or model your car is. Advice previously given to someone else by Rob Smith from England was: "It's a connection problem, either at the connection plug under the ABS unit or in a plug in the nearside kick panel passenger side - canbus wiring communication issue. you need to take it to a dealer. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 28/10/2016 19:50:41 | ID: 136318

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Bronze Stallion, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi all,, A small 'number 7' in its own rectangular box has appeared in the mph display just above the miles recorded line on the right hand side. Any one any ideas? Thanks.

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Is this the number of the sub menu you are viewing on the display? If you change to another display e.g. fuel consumption, does the number change, as this is another sub menu? Paul from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 30/10/2016 11:59:57 | ID: 136356

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