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barry caldwell, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I went to my Zafira this morning, it unlocks with the key remote and when I turn the key all the lights come on but nothing happens at all. I`ve tried both my keys and they are the same. Any ideas?

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it could be your car battery is flat or the ,battery in your key fob garry from Redcar and Cleveland

Try checking fuse 18 it may have blown its a 25amp that's what mine was hope this helps Richard from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 09/11/2014 10:10:52 | ID: 105918

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Andy Wright, Essex

Vauxhall Vivaro 2008

Hi, can anyone help? My Vauxhall Vivaro`s outside air temperature says -28 when it was 8+ so I purchased a new outside air temp sensor, but I`m having trouble trying to find where it is. I had a look behind the front grill after taking off the 3 screws holding it in place, but it wasn’t there. Can anyone help please? (sportive)

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Check the bottom of the driver’s side mirror housing Bill Keen from England

directly behind were passenger for light would go 100% thats were it is gary from Northumberland

directly behind were passenger for light would go 100% thats were it is gary from Northumberland

behind bumper passenger side, now where did you by the replacement? sandgroper from Derbyshire

Submitted: 04/01/2013 12:14:04 | ID: 63700

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Nicola, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Insignia

Headlight levelling malfunction is being displayed. How do I fix this

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My car failed MOT on headlight positioning; car is fitted with the Dynamic Lighting Pack [brilliant by the way] and I had seen that particular warning briefly about 2 weeks before the MOT. It was a very simple case of resetting the headlights. If you put the car into a main dealer it should be 1/2 hour labour I would think. MVW from Hampshire

Submitted: 20/05/2016 22:18:32 | ID: 131793

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derek smith, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Insignia

had AA out cos management light on was a cam idle solenoid went to halshaws put on diognoistics yes it was changed it as under warrenty ok till i went to work as i,m a taxi driver light back on went back on the monday on diognostics was a valve on top of engine new 1 in had it back a few days light back on car only done 16,000 mls whats next think its emissions control system

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Had similar problems; I think there are 3 'sensors' associated with the Cam Idle Position, they are about £50 each and very easy to change, reset warning after replacing. However check your sump oil level - if it is high, drain it until it is back to normal level and have the warning reset. Over filled sump can cause over pressurisation problems that affect and can permanently damage those sensors. MVW from Hampshire

Submitted: 11/06/2016 21:04:45 | ID: 132565

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Richard, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Insignia

While driving to work, the Coolant light came on and I noticed temp gauge had also spiked, a warning light came up that engine had also overheated, I immediately pulled over and stopped the car, checking for leaks etc, couldn't find any leaks but topped up coolant anyway just in case, but now the car will not start. Anyone got any tips? or is my engine blown?

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Get the water pump checked. You may have done considerable damage but you may have been lucky. Needs looking at by a mechanic. MVW from Hampshire

Submitted: 20/06/2016 08:00:57 | ID: 132818

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Darren, Merseyside

Vauxhall Insignia

Couple of questions regarding my 2010 vauxhall insignia 2.0 CDTI S. Possibly related to each other. 1) whilst idle the rev meter fluctuates slightly . There are no rattles or unusual noises coming from the engine. What could be causing this? 2) when cruising in third gear the car stutters a bit. It happens when you maintain a constant speed, it feels like something may be blocked, the car doesnt lose power, it just stutters. This stops when you put your foot on the accelerator or brake. What may be the issue? Other than this the car is in good condition. Full service history, done 106k miles. Had timing belt and water pump changed at 100k. Thanks in advance

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Sounds something like a sticky EGR . Try putting a good quality fuel/exhaust system cleaner through. RED-X type product mixed with a tank of fuel. Should cost less than a tenner a will probably sort the problem. MVW from Hampshire

Submitted: 26/06/2016 14:54:32 | ID: 133016

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Mark Webb, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi can anyone help me please my Zafira petrol is missing and cutting out at junctions the engine shaped light keeps coming on and going off it kangarooing at first it would only miss when we were doing anything from 30/40 mph but now it does it when we are on the motorway at about 70mph as anyone else had this problem and what was wrong. ...... PLEASE HELP ..... CHEERS

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Hi had that trouble ,easily sorted fitted new spark plug header box (Safire version of plug leads) works fine after that Mike from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 01/07/2016 07:36:44 | ID: 133157

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Carolan, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Tigra

My Boot and Roof button seem to have stopped working in my 2007 Tigra. The window buttons on the same panel seem to work fine. When I try to put the roof down or open the boot I don't even get a beep so something doesn't seem to be registering. I am making sure that the roof compartment in the boot is properly in place and that the pins are fully in but still nothing. I can still open the boot with the button on the back of the car with no problems. Any ideas?

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Hi I had this problem I remover the switch assy and disconnected the wire loom from halfords I bought a spray can of electrical contact cleaner gave the switch assy about 5 sec spray left it to dry out 15 min then replaced wire to switch and replaced switch assy. In the door this solved the prob ( condensation seems to get in switch ) I have had to repeat process no 3 occasions hope this helps. Ken from Cornwall

Submitted: 05/04/2016 07:44:33 | ID: 129958

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Dave, West Midlands

Vauxhall Insignia

My Vauxhall insignia, 1.8i 2010, petrol makes like a train notice in 3rd & 4th. When I'm at cruise spent 30-40 mph can hear the notice, but when I put clutch down notice goes, if I put in nuteral and coast notice again goes away. I've had it checked I was told cud be the clutch so had it new clutch kit put in, notice still there. Can't be gearbox otherwise I wide have notice in all gears. I've been told could be synchro mesh, a pat in gear box ( not familiar with this part but hav read about it on Internet. Can anyone else help or shed some light on this for for me please.

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sounds to me like either synchros or bearings to me mate, drain gearbox oil out and check it with a magnet for any signs out metal shards if nothing sticks to the magnet put it through a tea strainer for anything non ferrous. just out of curiosity what was replaced with the clutch 'kit' hope this helps Justin from Cardiff

I had this fixed, cost me £1100. This included a complete gearbox refurb, clutch kit and dual mass fly wheel. Dave from West Midlands

Submitted: 11/06/2016 23:01:20 | ID: 132572

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rob anglim, Cheshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi . I have a y reg zafira .came out on thursday .my outside lights were on .all of them but they were turned of .got it going then when we stopped at school .we couldnt get it going again.got it jump started got it home. Soon as i turned it of the outside lights came on .all of them. Tried starting it wouldnt start again please if anyone can help it would be brilliant .thank you

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hi i think you probably have an ingress of water in the fuse box in the rear disconnect theplug and use a hair dryer to dry the terminals out dave wall from Cheshire

Submitted: 24/01/2015 11:05:43 | ID: 110218

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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

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

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brian, Durham

Vauxhall Movano

The remote key fob will not open the doors or start the van. I have a manual key which opens the doors. I have changed the battery but still will not work. Any ideas on if I will need a new one and where to buy and price.

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I have a movona van year 2004. The remote key fob will not open the doors or start the engine. I have tried changing the battery but it still won't work. Would you please help and advise me if I can do anything or will I need a new one. If so would you let me know where to buy one and the price. brian from Durham

Submitted: 12/07/2016 19:42:11 | ID: 133475

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Jo, Norfolk

Vauxhall Antara

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

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

hi just had same oil and filter change and my light stayed on but I reset it myself there is a simple procedure to do turn engine off push and keep accelerator flat to floor turn ignition on and pump accelerator 3 times within 5 seconds should clear the light mine did but only do this if you have had problem fixed jamie from Swansea

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

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StewartA, North Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi there. I've just bought an 05 1.4 Sport, and some of the lights behind the dials on the dashboard are out. Any idea on how I can replace these?

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Hi, this may sound obvious, but have you checked the dash dimmer light next to the headlight switch? Derek Simms from Warwickshire

Submitted: 12/06/2016 20:31:30 | ID: 132599

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Daniel, Merseyside

Vauxhall Tigra

Where do I find the fuse box for the Vauxhall Tigre to fix the cigarette lighter

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Fuse box under the bonnet to the right hand side near the front. Big black square plastic box about 6 inch wide by 8 inch deep. It's clipped on the left hand side. Unclick that side and as you lift its hinged on the right hand side. Lid should just lift off when so far up. Hope this helps D Myers from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 28/06/2016 15:43:48 | ID: 133067

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lisa, Isle of Wight

Vauxhall Tigra

Put down the roof yesterday but it jammed leaving the boot half open. The boot panel is floppy. Got to cover with plastic as rain is forecast. Any advice welcomed

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Had same problem recently. Tried to put roof down but as boot started to come up it came up at a 45 degree angle from side to side and then got stuck. The arch on the drivers side didn't release. Managed to free it but it turned out that the boot is supposed to engage into the normal boot lock ( just above the button when you open the boot). It's hinged at this point, hence the rather bulky area near the boot lock. Because it hadn't locked, the boot lie just came up. I've a good auto electrician who stated the wiring on the boot catch had broken. Bit of a pig to repair it but did it and all is good now. Cost £84 inc VAT. Other possible problems I've read about are solenoid Roof motor Wiring look All could be checked by auto electrician. Hope this helps D Myers from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 08/06/2016 08:08:32 | ID: 132438

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lawrence, South Africa

Vauxhall Movano

I have a Vauxhall movano 2.5 diesel high roof it doesn't want to start, so I want to check if the computer box is not faulty, please help me to locate the computer box in this minibus I cant find where it is located in this van. Also help me as to which other car model have same parts as Vauxhall movano as I am living outside UK so I struggle to find Vauxhall movano parts. thanks.

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Hi, Computer on mine is under the bonnet on left hand side, held in by rubber strap. Hope this helps. Mr Gray from Lancashire

Submitted: 28/06/2016 19:57:16 | ID: 133075

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Jane, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

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

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

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

Agree with R Evans the diagnostice machine will identify the problem immediately. Whats causing it go into limb mode is your engine management system. It will regulate your speed to prevent further damage to the engine until the problem is fixed. You don't have to go to a main dealer. Take you car to a reputable local garage in your area and you will get a better service. Main dealers are renowned for ripping people off. If it is still under warranty theproblem should be fixed for free under your waranty agreement. charlie buckingham from Swansea

Thank you for your help but the guys at the garage are saying they have put it on the machine and it's not coming up with anything so I had to go to the deal coz they think it's something to do with an undate Jane from South Yorkshire

Hi, did you get this sorted, did it need a software update? Gary from Northumberland

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

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Richard Wall, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

Hi, I can`t seem to enter postcodes into my sat nav in my Vauxhall Insignia. I’ve tried looking through all menus but found nothing obvious. Is there something basic I’m missing? Also the car has done 78,500 miles, previously serviced at 59,665. What is the next service it needs? Thanks. (cdti sri nav)

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Hi, when the prompt for town city appears simply just put the postcode in instead regards Steve Rogers from Staffordshire

Where it states town/city just enter the post code. There’s no reference anywhere to this in any of the instructions Ivan Millington from England

I had the same problem, a lot of head scratching, so simply put the postcode in where prompted for town city and it worked for me Steve Rogers from Staffordshire

Thanks guys for answer, I will give it a try. Cheers Richard Wall from Wiltshire

I can get the first bit of the postcode in the town city as you say but it doesn't take the second half as soon as you put in the first bit of the postcode it makes you choose from its predictive list and then puts you onto the street name which is ok if you know it but you can put the second half of the postcode in the street name because it doesn't give you a number option only letters - can you advise? jane from Lancashire

How do you get the Display Console out of a Vauxhall Insignia? Do you just pull it from the bottom underneath the Hard switch? Don't want to break anything. Thanks? Bruce Fryers from East Sussex

Submitted: 02/05/2013 11:00:05 | ID: 54165

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Maria rooney, Merseyside

Vauxhall Insignia

Can anybody help. My car is making a fan noise when I put my foot down on accelerator. Does anybody know what could be the cause?

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Air leak between the throttle body and the air intake Probably a split in the turbo intercooler pipe Ken from City of Nottingham

Submitted: 26/04/2016 20:22:00 | ID: 130851

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Bruce, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi all can anyone help I have a Vauxhall zafira club mk1 1.8 16v I can't seem to locate the agr valve it's not at the side of the rocker cover were most are located their is nothing their at all just the throttle body at the top of rocker cover . many thanks Bruce .

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only the diesel have a egr valve jason from Middlesex

Submitted: 29/10/2015 10:03:53 | ID: 122845

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Paul farrant, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello my Safire 1.8 53 reg. Is being a pig in the mornings or if not ran for a while. It starts first time. But if I go to drive off it pulls away slowly and seems to be struggling to move. Sometime the idle moves up and down. Once it has warmed up a bit it seems fine although a little under powered. A bit sluggish if you know what I mean. Any ideas please?

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have you checked the air filter and also the maf sensor mass air flow also check the pipes jason from Middlesex

Submitted: 27/01/2016 20:01:13 | ID: 126793

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Dan, Poole

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I was wondering if someone can help me, my heater packed in last year so I checked the fuses under the bonnet with no joy I had to replace the heater!!! Since I removed fuses the warning light car with a spanner on it shows constantly, does anybody know how to remove this I've disconnected battery, but light still appears! Thought I'll ask before I have to take it to the main dealer and get charged a fortune Many thanks Dan

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that is your ecu light you need to put a faul code reader on to see what fault it is throwing up jason from Middlesex

Submitted: 27/03/2016 17:51:46 | ID: 129529

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Jimmy Kent, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, knocking noise under foot well , when staring up. Help please.

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could be the exhaust or one of your engine mounts jason from Middlesex

Submitted: 07/04/2016 09:55:37 | ID: 130048

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Mart, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Zafira

What causes oil to leak into the water expansion bottle

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could be a head gasget or a crack in the block or oil cooler jason from Middlesex

Submitted: 25/04/2016 23:16:42 | ID: 130819

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Louise, Midlothian

Vauxhall Insignia

I have an Insignia SRI Estate and the bootswitch has stopped working. I understand this is common but I can't see how to manually open fromthe inside. All the other comments are for different models and thry don't seem to coincide with what mine looks like on the inside. Please help!

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Drop the back seats and remove parcel shelf crawl in and you will see a small rubber gromet slightly right from the center down near the boot lock. Pick it off with a screwdriver and when you shine a torch in you will see a small lever with a hole in it push that lever away from yourself with screwdriver and boot should open. I have had to do it but still haven't fixed problem. Afraid to go to dealer as I bought second hand. Mine's an Sri estate too. Andrew from County Tyrone

there is a fix for this on you tube . ant from Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/04/2016 13:07:22 | ID: 130190

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Keith wright, Durham

Vauxhall Vivaro

Hi. I have purchased my van from a salvage auction, it is 2012 with only 24,000 miles on the clock. The vehicle looks to me like it's been on its side, the passenger side, there are also some signs of mud or silt around inserts of the bottom of the doors, not bad. I jumped the van because the van was flat when I got it back and drove it in to my yard, it sounded as a new van should sound with no knocks or rattles. It has been standing for about a couple of weeks but it's been fired up a few times just to see if it would start and it sounded the same every time. I then noticed it was starting to get a bit smoky, not bad though, when it was ticking over, but didn't think too much about it because my last van was the same after it had been standing for a while. In that case when I came to move that van you couldn't see your hand in front of your face but that cleared up after I drove it for about half a mile. I was told to check inside the air filter box and there are signs of oil just around where the plastic intake pipe leaves the box, there are also signs of oil in the intake pipes too. I then checked inside the intercooler radiator and there were signs of oil in the bottom half of the radiator, when I shoved my fingers in there was oil in the bottom half. I was told there is only a small amount of oil supposed to be in the rad, but I poured out about half a cup full. The air filter looked as new but a quarter of that was black with oil. It definitely didn't look like water. There wee none of the signs of contamination in the air box. Before I stripped these bits off when I had the vehicle ticking over I revved it twice, not excessively, but the smoke was bad. It seems to stick a bit on higher revs so I turned it off but the engine didn't respond straight away and ran a couple of seconds longer, then it gradually came down and then it stopped. I started the van the next day just for a couple of seconds but now it has an engine warning light on saying stop and there is also one saying low oil pressure or oil pressure fault. This is the first time there have been any warning lights on and the oil level has always said correct. Got any ideas? Is it serious or can it be solved easily enough?

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If it's been on its side sounds like the oil has leaked into certain areas....only suggestion is that you do a complete fluid and filter change and clean out any signs of cross contemination. Hope this helps. David Gisbourn from Lancashire

Submitted: 23/04/2015 08:00:21 | ID: 115081

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jamie williams, Powys

Vauxhall Vivaro

hi. I have no stereo in my 55 plate vivario. will a stereo from an 07 model fit do you think?

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Yes if it's a double din fitting. If it's single din then you will have to change trim surround David Gisbourn from Lancashire

Submitted: 31/07/2015 20:37:18 | ID: 119182

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Terry, Carmarthenshire

Vauxhall Vivaro

Hi not sure if any one has added this yet but my 58 plate Vivaro Had the clutch peddle stay at the floor this morning when I was driving popes back up when I tapped it any ideas and is it going to cost a lot iv done 117k

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Hi I had the same problem.....garage replaced clutch release bearing etc problem sorted. They did say could of just replaced release bearing but I thought while it's apart change clutch etc. David Gisbourn from Lancashire

Submitted: 01/10/2015 08:11:50 | ID: 121847

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Andy, Kent

Vauxhall Combo

Hi I've got an 2007/07 combo van . My problem is now and again I get a burning oil smell inside whilst driving and seems to have lost its power abit , and wen I pull away smoke comes out of the exhaust . It only happens now and again ????

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Make sure the fuel rail is not leaking slowly. Check on the passenger side of the rail. Small drips burning on the engine block. Jamie from Devon

I had same problem burning oil smell and what it was is the intercooler plastic pipe on the back of the fan housing had split and splashing on exhaust pipe has now blown and dropped its guts all over road trust me wourth a look mate Julian from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 04/10/2015 12:09:03 | ID: 121953

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helen, West Midlands

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi there rat's chewed through my engine loom . wires we have tried fixing it its beyond repair si we brought two looms from the same car and the car still won't start iv phoned vauxhall along with several garages no one seems to want to push me in the right direction any help would be appreciated my corsage has the 4 plug at the end of the harness as most have 3 because the valve has been capped on most

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Heln hello!! I have done. So many harness replacement on most cars here in RSA and there are things you need to do before replacement,test all your new harness for continuity before attempting to put into the car,you also need to take extra care to ensure your harness is not shorting. Within the loom,also do not attempt to connect. With your battery ON,and if u have attempted to replace anything like ECUihgnition key/barrel,Map sensor and Key settings module then you have to worry as you will have to recode /re configure your key settings otherwise there will be no comms between the. Vehicle and these units,please get in touch on my email and tell me more if yoou do not get any joy and furnish me with your current situation with disgrams on what you have/have not done,-good luck Ottaviani from South Africa

Submitted: 20/02/2016 17:10:19 | ID: 127909

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N, Egypt

Vauxhall Corsa

I own an opel corsa 2004 it was ok until I suffered this problem as the car will not start if left for a couple of days . I changed the drained battery , checked the alternator and cables however after the new battery was connected I worked fine until I left it for 3days and the new battery was drained again have you any possibility what is the problem of my car best regards

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If you have a security system,eg alarm/immobiliser/tracking device.It would be best you have them tested for drawing current when your vehicle is idle,these are generally the appliances that remain active even after you take your keys home.your battery may not be good enough as well,get it tested,the other suspect would be a malfunctioning alternator or atarter that is shorting out.-good luck Ottaviani from South Africa

Submitted: 02/04/2016 09:45:50 | ID: 129833

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Patrick, Cornwall

Vauxhall Meriva

I topped the engine oil up before traveling to London. After 200 miles approx the oil light came on. I checked the oil level was fine. I started the engine again no light came on. This has repeatedly happened since I have been back home. There are no leaks the oil level is fine. What should I do?

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There is an oil level sensor mounted in the sump with a connector on the back of the sump. It sounds like this may be faulty. SteveWes from Bournemouth

Submitted: 14/05/2016 10:24:06 | ID: 131502

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Diana Hayles, Surrey

Vauxhall Meriva

Mervia 2011. Their are sparks coming from the fan and it's like the fan is struggling to move and now smoke is coming from the engine. Help!!!

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Where exactly is the smoke coming form? SteveWes from Bournemouth

Submitted: 13/06/2016 19:35:53 | ID: 132628

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Stephen, Kent

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a really frustrating central locking issue with my wife's Meriva, the remote fob always unlocks the car but 9 times out of 10 does not open on the remote fob, the key operation in the drivers door lock operates the central locking on all of the doors on both locking and unlocking without fault, sitting in the car if you press the driver door locking pin down it locks all the doors but when pulling it back up it does not unlock all of the doors and neither does opening the driver door trigger the door unlocking sequence on all doors so all other doors remain locked. Can't figure out the cause as sometimes unlocks using the remote fob, manual key operation full functional but internal door pin only locks all doors but doesn't not re open them all. Key battery replaced and does function using key with intermittent unlock issue, however if you attempt any key syncing procedure, and tried all the possible procedures the key will not go through a synchronisation routine, tried this just in case. Has anyone had the same problem or similar with any suggestions to a resolution?? Many thanks

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From the symptoms you've described it seems most likely that you have a fractured wire in the loom where it passes between the driver's door and the A post - this is a very common point of failure for any door electrical issue, from locking to windows to speakers etc. Having said that, the lock mechanism itself is a weak point (my car is on it's third) but I'm less inclined to think it's the mechanism from what you've said.. SteveWes from Bournemouth

Submitted: 09/06/2016 00:56:47 | ID: 132477

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Alan Cobain, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi I need a new hazard switch for my 1.6 vxr turbo and wanted to know if the meriva A was comparable if not what is oh and its an 06.thanks

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You haven't actually said what your 1.6 vxr turbo is - astra? corsa? morris minor? it might help if you told us. SteveWes from Bournemouth

Submitted: 25/05/2016 02:54:20 | ID: 131996

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bill, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

Water is repeatably found in my Merriva spare wheel well. No evidence of water anywhere else, just the well. The well covering shelf and carpet is never wet. Does anyone know where it is emanating from. What is the solution Many thanks Bill

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Clouds in the sky would be my guess, and I'm fairly sure I'm right. SteveWes from Bournemouth

Submitted: 26/05/2016 21:01:18 | ID: 132068

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Ferial Etherington, Cumbria

Vauxhall Meriva

I've just had my Meriva repaired (11.6.16) after a bump at an insurance approved body shop. I drove the car home 20 miles satisfactorily. The next morning (12.6.16) I couldn't start the car. All the electrics are working and the lights but the ignition is lifeless. Anyone know what's wrong?

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Good grief, how long is a piece of string? It could be your left phalange - you do have a left phalange don't you? SteveWes from Bournemouth

Submitted: 12/06/2016 11:37:08 | ID: 132583

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Jonny, Wrexham

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi Wondering whether any1 can help me out, When a/c is on I loose coolant and loads of it,it only happens when a/c on tho I don't loose nothing when a/c is off, I've tried k seal n rag weld with no luck, it's been in the garage twice but can't help me for some reason, Has anyone got any idea what it could be?

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Suspect the aircon compressor. If you want an independent Vauxhall garage to have a look try Vaux Care Wirral in Birkenhead. Tony from Cheshire

Submitted: 19/06/2016 11:00:37 | ID: 132791

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Alistair Mackay, Highland

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi I have a Meriva 1.7 cdti SE 2012, and have had no problems up until now, just 26000 miles, I get Code 84 coming on and the car going into limp mode. this happens intermittently as when you leave the car for a couple of hours the light goes out and car runs fine for a little while and when I leave it and come back to it again the Code 84 light comes on again and will not go off until I leave it again for a couple of hours, A friend suggested taking the negative connection off the battery and leave it of for up to five minutes and then put it back on, the code numbers come up and cycles through them and no more Code 84 for a while. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Code 84 is reduced/lack of power. Suspect the fuel pump relay. It is in the engine fusebox and it is a black relay with a small (but useless) 'handle' on the top and is almost exactly in the middle of the fusebox to the right side of fuses 2/3/4. Remove it and check the bottom of it and where it plugs into. Melted plastic on the relay base or where it plugs into show it has overheated. You can substitute it with another relay from the fusebox. Top left relay is front fog lights (if fitted) and 3rd one down is aircon. It is similar to, but not the same as, the Corsa D. Tony from Cheshire

Submitted: 12/05/2016 18:40:47 | ID: 131456

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