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Davinia Best, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Vivaro

Hi on Sat driving along the motorway doing around 65mph my 06 vivaro made a suction sound and lots all power it won't start I have the glow plug and one above warning light garage is saying the timing chain but I'm not convinced it was running sweet as a nut but they say there is no pressure??

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Had an 04 Trafic. Same happened to me on the Motorway, it was a broken turbo intake hose. Hope this helps. Fred Bloggs from Greater London

Submitted: 04/10/2016 10:31:23 | ID: 135699

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Bob Hill, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Meriva 2006

My Vauxhall Meriva`s tailgate is closed and the lock is not responding. It won’t unlock and I can’t open it with the door handle, there is no movement. Does anyone have any suggestions please?

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Two possibles. If you have the 2006 model with electric operated latch (not just the lock) there is sometimes a software glitch in the system. If this is the case, turn the ignition on and back off and it should reset everything. If the central locking is not activating the lock on the tailgate (ie you can not hear the mechanism moving when you press the remote button on the key) there is a strong chance of a wiring fault. The wiring to the tailgate passes through a grommet at roof height. Over time the cables that pass through the grommet fail due to the constant flexing as the tailgate is opened and closed. Need to locate the break in the cable and repair it. Conrad Jones from Swansea

The same thing happened to my 06 Meriva, except it had also damaged the wires to the brake bulbs, so it meant that rear tailgate opening was intermittent, and also that every time I pressed the brake pedal the brake light fuse blew! Have a look at the wires at the top left of the rear of the tailgate (dead simple to find and check) before you pay a garage silly money!! The peplacement loom is cheap to buy and an hours job to fit yourself! Good luck Simon from Dorset

I had one of the very first Merivas and the position of the lock on the tailgate when you withdraw the key effects whether or not the solenoid is activated or not. If I remember correctly when the key slot is level (ie not vertical) the solenoid is deactivated. Give it a try. John Wirral. John from Merseyside

Hi Bob Re: Meriva boot central locking not working I have just had the same issue that John describes above - I.E. My boot would not open with the central locking. When the key was removed and the slot was Vertical the solenoid was shut off when I removed the key and left it in a horizontal position it worked fine again. A big thanks to John you are a life saver mate. Please try this method before considering taking your car to the garage or Auto Electrician. Rain from Cambridgeshire

Those answers don't exactly address my own problem, which was: The catch/cam went into the closed position with the tailgate open so the catch could not close on the locking post. Neither the central locking nor the tailgate handle would reset it and the catch could not be moved by hand. Solution: There is a grommet in the tailgate lining, just above the locking mechanism. If you remove it you can poke your finger in and reset the catchcam to the open position by pushing the release wire. Vic from Greater London

I too solve this problem of not un-locking by restarting engine and then it unlocks!! Seems to happen around every 20 times I open close car. Re-starting engine is easiest solution John John from Renfrewshire

The problem is most likely the motor actuator to open the boot fold down the rear seats and climb in the back underneath the back window is the plastic case covering the inside of the boot right in the middle you will see a round plastic plug take it off now put your finger in and push down on the thin metal rod to release the boot now take of the inside trim upplug the actuator and unscrew in and replace it then the cover job done £40 for a new motor actuator. Peter from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 17/09/2013 14:58:21 | ID: 54289

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James Scott, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Corsa 2005

I`m gettimg water into my Vauxhall Corsa. Can you give me any information regarding this matter? (1.0 life)

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Hi my corsa c 1.4 Sri 2005 had a water leak in the footwell drivers side when it rained the problem is behind the brake servo there is a gasket and over time it starts to crack and break up and that's we're the water is getting in I have fixed the problem but it's not easy hope this helps Sean from Blackburn with Darwen

Submitted: 24/10/2013 15:59:43 | ID: 56655

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Daniel, Ireland

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi all have a 2.0 cdti ecoflex 160bhp insignia S model... Car takes three or four goes to start... I think its not getting diesal as no smoke come out of exhaust once started car drives perfect any ideas?

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Glow plug? just a thought. peter from North Yorkshire

Glow plugs a good answer but it might also be that fuel is draining back from the engine overnight. If you have a primer on the fuel filter then pump this and see if the car will start. Not sure offhand if the Insignia has an electric pump in the tank but if it has you should try switch on the ignition for 10 to 20 seconds bursts to prime the fuel system before trying to start. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Checked glow plugs all heating grand all 4 also have a pressure senor on them if the pressure senor part was gone would this have an affect it starting? Daniel from Ireland

I don’t think the pressure sensor part of the glow plugs affects cold starting. The pressure sensor is supposed to monitor cylinder pressure when running and feed this to the ECU for optimal running, emission controls etc. Some engines only had one sensor plug but, even with four sensors, only one sensor at a time was used and if it malfunctioned the system switched to another sensor. Trouble was the little sensor holes got blocked up with soot which caused fault codes and warning lights then they changed the software in the ECU so that the fault codes wouldn’t bring on a warning light but the codes were still there if you scanned them. Normally you’d change the four plugs if one’s faulty but sensor plugs are too expensive for that although I understand you could get them cleaned ultrasonically. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 24/01/2017 19:32:27 | ID: 138378

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nigel bates, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Vivaro

Hi I have a 62plate vivaro the interior light in the cab keeps flickering on and off while driving down the road checked to make sure all the doors are closed all seems fine anybody got any ideas please

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Faulty switch in the door frame? Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 07/02/2017 08:19:59 | ID: 138766

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peter, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi can anyone help? there is a knocking noise coming from somewhere in the drivers door. It sounds more near the bottom of the door area. Very annoying. Not sure if its in the door or even inside the sill. it doesn't sound metal to metal. Just to clarify all suspension etc has been checked so not in that area. any suggestions would be welcome.

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Check whether the door catch striker plate needs adjustment. Close the door normally from the outside then press firmly against the handle to see if the door moves further in against the rubber seal. Adjustment is by loosening off the striker plate screws and re-positioning the door to eliminate the rattle or knock. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 06/02/2017 19:29:32 | ID: 138749

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AMANDA HUNTERj, County Londonderry

Vauxhall Meriva

Oil leak at bottom of engine whats the problem my mechanic says it has to be stripped down and should change the clutch when hes in there incase i need it changed at a later date .he says if i did he would have to strip this section down again . He says i could save me money in long run.is that the case ?

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He's probably telling you the truth. If the engine is leaking oil at the rear then there's a chance it could have contaminated the clutch plate. It would be better to let him strip it down and at least check it while he's in there and if it needs replacing it will save you double labour. Sad fact of modern life is that a lot of people don't trust mechanics even though they don't know anything about cars themselves. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 06/02/2017 17:14:45 | ID: 138744

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Michael, Suffolk

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi my drivers side foglight clip has somehow broken foglight mint condition no marks around chrome trim etc of anything Knockin it the clip has broke on the bumpers side does that mean a whole new bumper

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i would get it up on a ramp. See if you could put some kind of fixing onto it to hold it in place.Cheaper than a bumper lol peter from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 19/12/2016 23:21:35 | ID: 137472

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kirsty, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, got insignia 2009 plate, just had mot and service done, thermostat and sensor were replaced but now the fan stays on after engine turned off for ten minutes, the dash still states service is due, also an alarm noise and says engine overheating but it isnt. Cannot stop this information appearing and getting told an auto electrician will have to look at it now, is this common

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the fan will usually stay on even when you switch off its still doing its job nothing to worry about. regarding the alarm noise and engine overheating not sure! peter from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 18/01/2017 13:37:21 | ID: 138217

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Mary, West Dunbartonshire

Vauxhall Insignia

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

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

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

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

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Michael Kirk, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mick, Portugal

Vauxhall Combo

I went to pull away at a roundabout and as I did so there was a loud bang and it then felt as if it was only running on 3 cylinders. Stopped, all cylinders firing, no blowing from exhaust. Pulled away again without any noises but couldn't engage second gear, all others working fine, and it felt as if the engine had more power than it used to (it had been a bit sluggish the last time I drove it). I can engage second gear when stationary but not when in motion. It's too wet to get out and look for the fault at the moment, and the forecast is such that it will be at least a week until I can examine it. Any suggestions as to where to start looking to identify the fault?

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I've discovered the cause, the left hand side upper engine mount had sheared causing the gearbox to drop sufficiently so that the gear linkage couldn't cope with getting it into second gear. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 27/01/2017 11:58:02 | ID: 138428

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Roy Lanning, Norfolk

Vauxhall Zafira

Can anyone help me with a major problem on my Zafira. The heater was the first thing to go which could be put down to the heater motor or fuse, but within a day the whole car was taken over with intermitant faults as follows. 1. The battery was draining to nothing unless disconnected 2. The cooling fan and ABS fan were staying on after the engine was switched off 3. The hazards, indicators, and screen wipers stopped working 4. The dashboard has stopped working but occassionally flashes on 5. The gears do not change unless the ignition is turned off and on (automatic) a few times Is there some type of motherboard that all these have to go through or are connected to that may have failed and if so how expensive is this type of thing to replace. Would appreciate any info to help in this situation. Many Thanks Roy

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Hi. Not sure if this helps but I have the same car and it was recently recalled for the heating system and I had whole system replaced for free at the vauxhall garage. Don't know if uv already had it done but worth going in to talk to them. They will do a free full health check at same time which will tell you what needs done to your car Hali from West Lothian

At a guess I would say your fuse box Has seen its last days. Water can get into the bottom of fuse box And corrode every thing. Not a megar expensive job if you can Do it yourself.. Mine cost about £175. First job remove fuse box you will See all the corrosion. Hope this helps Mark from Leicestershire

Submitted: 28/11/2016 14:25:44 | ID: 137011

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Anthony, Essex

Vauxhall Combo

The engine starts, runs and then wont rev up, warning light on the dashboard is white upright spanner. Does this intermittently. Please any ideas.

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It should have stored a fault code on the ECU, use a fault code reader to identify what the code is. If you haven't got a fault code reader there are instructions on the web how to obtain the code without a fault code reader. Mick from Portugal

If it illuminates along with INSP light it indicates water in the fuel filter, . Hugh from City of Glasgow

On Vauxhalls the letters INSP appearing on the odometer actually mean the car is due a service and have nothing to do with water in the fuel filter. The spanner warning is what indicates a fault. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 04/02/2017 08:37:52 | ID: 138662

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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

I have the same problem and have seen where you should access the fitting by removing the the middle section of the tailgate interior trim at the top of the rear tailgate window.This is clipped in and can be gently removed with a suitable tool. Once you remove it you will see inspection holes. Put your fingers in and gently squeeze each of the clips attaching the light fitting. Reverse the process to rifit. Nearest example I've been able to find is for a Zafira with a slightly different trim. ANDY from Devon

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

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Sam Jagger, Lancashire

Vauxhall Astra TwinTop 2007

Hi. My Vauxhall Astra TwinTop`s boot and roof won`t open and a beeping sound is constantly sounding after I hit 20mph. Does anyone have any idea what this could be or at least how to disable the beeping sound? I`ve taken it to Pentagon and they are trying to charge me £204 just to diagnose the problem.

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Hi Sam. I had something similar. I believe the beeping sound at 20mph + is because the roof is trying to open whilst the car is moving and it won’t allow it to open at over 20mph. My problem was that the ’open’ button on the key fob is faulty, and got stuck down, so the roof was trying to be opened whilst driving. My key fob still gets stuck and the windows etc come down when I am just trying to get in the car! Worth just checking something hasn’t got stuck in the key fob? Ellen Huelin from Kent

I have the same problem. My car has been on the drive way for the last 12 months Ian from England

Open your roof then close it again; wait till you hear a beeping sound before you take your finger off the close button. The roof is now closed fully, the beeping will now stop Thomas Mchugh from Wiltshire

I had same problem with my 2008 Twin Top last year; there is a common fault on a wiring harness in the boot. It cost me about £150 to get this put right but has been no problem since. Hope this helps with your problem Dave Ford from Northumberland

Got the same problem as you dave 2008 twintop anyone know anywhere in london that fixes this problem John from Essex

Submitted: 12/10/2012 10:55:09 | ID: 61155

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Steve, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi guys, Not an easy one this but here goes. My dashboard display keeps flickering en mass on and off. Even when the fresh air fan is on I can hear it drop in power like something somewhere is working intermittently. Any guidance help etc will be greatly appreciated.

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Check your battery capacity also check your alternator output, should be around 14.3 volts on charge. Especially check all connections in engine bay (battery terminals, alternator connections etc) and especially check all earth connections. You may have to remove dash panel and check loom connector plugs and card edge connectors for cleanliness and security. As a long shot, check that no one has fitted LED bulbs in any of the interior lights, sometimes aftermarket bulbs can cause this. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 31/01/2017 20:00:32 | ID: 138578

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Helen, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Meriva

When the petrol light comes on how many miles will the car do before it runs out of fuel? thanks

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You will have about 4 or 5 litres of fuel left when the light comes on, enough for 20 to 30 miles, perhaps more if you are on a motorway driving economically. Please remember that your fuel pump is in the tank and it needs to be submerged in fuel to keep it cool. It is dangerous to always let it run low so you should fill up at the earliest opportunity once the light comes on. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 01/02/2017 13:29:41 | ID: 138597

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safin mira, Cheshire

Vauxhall Vectra

hi all the sudden my car alarm is starting siren, sensor and horn both of them together starting siren, please can help me?

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You might find the back up battery is running low Regards Eric Knight from Essex

Submitted: 28/09/2016 00:24:47 | ID: 135527

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howard ferris, Kent

Vauxhall Corsa

I have a radio pioneer and has suddenly stopped working while using cd side and need to know where the fuse is for it help appreciated

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There is a fuse on the back of the radio (10A small sized) there are online manuals, but have the pages for fuses if you require them ? Regards michael Michael Furr from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 18/12/2016 20:59:56 | ID: 137440

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Robert Rudge, England

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Low Oil Pressure switch off engine is a well KNOWN problem to OPEL.... CRANK SHAFT BEARINGS worn out. Expensive repair. I know 5 guys that do that repair... Me too... Ivanov from Bulgaria

hi lads. I have this problem also. Lets say It was hapen every second time as I started cold engine. Message showed up and dissapieared in 2 bells. The message started show up every time on engine cold start.After that every time when hot engine start. And very soon then engine's sound was bad after I started it. I switched of the engine strait away. Next what I did was took out the sump and changed rubber/plastik ring between sump and oil pump as guy mentioned ebove. There also is a bolt in oil pump with a spring. It has to be unscrewed and cleaned. I mist that procedure because didn't know. Engine works ok after I have changed ring, but message comming up again on cold start. Might be because I didn' t clean that spring, but not sure it would help. never buy opel again Kes from Ireland

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

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Jim Donnelly, Surrey

Vauxhall Meriva

Why will my boot not open when I unlock the car using central locking

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On a lot of Vauxhalls you can isolate the boot from the central locking by turning the boot lock with the key to a certain position. Your handbook should show you if you have this and if so what position to set the lock (key opening either horizontal or vertical). Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 28/01/2017 17:51:20 | ID: 138476

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bill murray, Cornwall

Vauxhall Combo

Hi i am losing coolant from my van i can't see any leaks but pressure build ub and blows water out of my coolant cap i have been told it is the head gasket, is there any other reason for problem. billm

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Overheating could also cause what you describe to happen. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 28/01/2017 17:03:07 | ID: 138473

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alan cook, Essex

Vauxhall Combo

where is controll unit number 13247087 fitted in combo van

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By the right side of battery Jimmy from Warwickshire

Submitted: 05/01/2017 04:28:42 | ID: 137824

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Dave, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi , pulled off from the traffic lights yesterday and car just wasn't letting me go over 3000 revs , I think it's in limp mode but got no dashboard fault lights up but an hour earlier my SERVICE CAR SOON light came on not sure if this could be anything to do with it , thanks guys

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I had a similar issue. On first starting the car it was ok until I hit 3000 revs then it lost power and wouldnt rev over 3000rpm. I found a split in the vacuum advance hose. Fixed this and the problem went away. Patrick Murray from West Midlands

hi can anyone advise me if my car is fitted with a pressure sensor GLOWPLUGS model VAUXALL INSIGNIA CDTI ECOFLEX 11 PLATE sonni from City of Derby

Submitted: 25/08/2016 20:43:43 | ID: 134651

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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

Both my 2013 Insignia keys have broken. It obviously seems to be a common fault. Did the keys pass quality checks? I'm disappointed that Vauxhall do not seem to feel any responsibility for this widespread problem in their product. The car key repairers are well aware of the problem with Insignias. Why aren't Vauxhall? Come on Vauxhall! Provide decent replacement keys for the shoddy quality keys you supplied and mend a few bridges with your loyal customers. I shall watch this space with interest. I have always been well satisfied with Vauxhall cars. In fact, my last five cars have been Vauxhalls but I shall have to think carefully whether I will be buying a sixth! PHILIP GODDARD from Cheshire

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

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Ray, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia 2010

Hi. I am having problems with my Vauxhall Insignia 1.8 petrol. It misfires when idling and also when I am increasing speed and about to change gear, or if I press down hard and fast on the accelerator there is a rattle. It`s not like a bottom end rattle, it seems to be coming from the top of the engine. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it could be? (1.8 petrol)

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I’m having the same problem at the moment. I have the same model, 2010. I got a diagnostic done and the outcome is that I need a coil pack, spark plugs thermostat and gasket. Let me know how you get on. Thanks. James Connelly from Ayrshire

I have the same problem, 1.8 petrol SRI 2010 - but worse the whole car vibrates, it evens off under higher revs. In the garage now waiting to her the diagnosis - not happy it was serviced last week, I told them then it was juddering slightly at times as you describe above. John from Antrim

Hi. Got the same problem qith 1.8 sei peteol. Any ideas what can be wrong Eimantas from Cambridgeshire

Please send me all information and yours opinions. Thanks Eimantas from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 17/10/2013 12:20:59 | ID: 56187

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les, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Antara

when istart car it revs at 10 then after 15mins it goes to 8 is this mormal

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Assuming you have the 2.2 diesel engine then the answer is Yes, it is normal. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 22/01/2017 15:18:48 | ID: 138318

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Mrs. P. Cockburn, Kent

Vauxhall Insignia

My Vauxhall insigna 2012 diesel saloon keeps totally cutting out. No lights, no engine and the steering jams. Has happened about 15 times, on motorway doing 70 mph, coming down Alpes in France three weeks ago, highly dangerous! Sent to Perry's again, first time could find nothing wrong, this time said the car needed a new EGR valve. £362.47 later drove car about one mile had 4 cutouts and was nearly killed by HGV. Got it back to Perry's an now refuse to drive it. What do I do now as I am scared stiff of the car?

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I had something very much like what your getting. Vauxhall had the care for a week scratching there heads. I refused toi have the car back until it was fixed properly. It turned out to be a bug in the cars computer system. The emptied the computer and did a total reboot and uploaded new soft ware and away it went. When mine went wrong it kept showing up as cank shaft sensor . umm it was not!! steve from Cornwall

Submitted: 19/12/2016 08:21:21 | ID: 137446

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James Edwards, Carmarthenshire

Vauxhall Insignia

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

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

Had the same problem with my 2011 insignia, Garage replaced for me cost £80 ken from Redcar and Cleveland

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

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Sarah, Hampshire

Vauxhall Tigra

My 2007 Tigra 1.8 alarm has started going off when I start the engine. I end up having to turn the engine off, turn the alarm off from the fob and start the engine again. I leave the house at 6.30am so my neighbours are really starting to hate me. Does anyone know why this is happening? Many thanks

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Hi, My Tigra did this, turned out to be a low battery, once changed the problem was resolved. Natalie from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 16/01/2017 10:22:43 | ID: 138130

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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

Depends on your car options. Mine has. Go to menu. Sorin Oroviceanu from Romania

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

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Ric Green, Cardiff

Vauxhall Antara

I TOOK THE BATTERY OFF MY ANTARA BUT NOW MY KEY WONT START THE ENGINE

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Computer need to be reset. Go to garage. Sorin Oroviceanu from Romania

Submitted: 23/11/2016 20:03:14 | ID: 136913

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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

For some time cars do not have any temp gauge on the dash. It is not about Antara only, most of them. Do not dispare, it is not an Opel/Vauxhall weakness. Sorin Oroviceanu from Romania

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

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Ann, Kent

Vauxhall Antara

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

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

I downloaded my Antara manual from internet. These days they don't provide it with the car anymore. Easy to find anywhere. Sorin Oroviceanu from Romania

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

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kim, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Antara

hi i am going to buy a 2009 antara 2.0td s auto for£ 6000 dieasl have you got any resivations on this type of car thank you

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The automatic version of this car does not give very good fuel consumption but usually any faults in the box itself are self-evident (sticking gear shift, slipping etc). Check for service records and check that cam belt has been changed (later 2.2 diesels have timing chain, not belt). They're also known for electrical problems, check central locking, alarm and immobiliser systems. Do not buy this vehicle if it is displaying any warning lamps on the instrument panel. You would be well advised to have it independently checked by AA or RAC or similar before committing to buy. Hugh from City of Glasgow

I own an Opel Antara 2.0 CDTI, 4x4, since 2011, bought it at 44,000 km from Belgium. Till today I added 35,000 km to the counter, so, the car has 80,000 km on the dash. Except consumables (filters, break pads and discs, oil, air con nitrogen completed) there was no major problems. One fishbone replaced one pivot, both on the right side of the front axle, where the car's main weight is located, and repaired the and that's pretty much. It seems that I inherited these small defects from the previous owner and amplified later on. Engine runs smoothly, never experienced excessive vibrations or noise, no failures on the gear box, electric equipment with any defects. Automatic gear box still changes gears smoothly. I guess the secret is that I am taking my car on annual inspections (even before every 15,000 km) and keep it on a short leash. Of course, no big expectations, Opel is not a premium brand and owners should act accordingly. One must be aware from the start of what any car can deliver and not ask for what is not designed for. Cannot have a BMW, Audi or Lexus for the price of an Opel. Many owners forget this and then start complaining that it doesn't deliver this and that, or it doesn't have no matter what options and gimmicks. Look at the spending and try to align it with the car deliverables. Sorin Oroviceanu from Romania

Submitted: 18/01/2017 17:07:58 | ID: 138227

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Idi omar, Lancashire

Vauxhall Antara

Hi, started my 61 plate antara up and the ABS light came on. Within seconds the traction light and downhill descent light also came on and the diff light was flashing. Car is in vauxhall dealers garage now. Been told I may have to pay for the repairs, dependent on what they find. Car has only done 38,500 miles. Any ideas as to the cause?Thought all this was covered under the lifetime warranty? Car has full vauxhall service history and only had its last healthcheck in September. Reply much appreciated

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You might be lucky, it's maybe just an ABS sensor, the garage diagnostics will tell which one. When the ABS is disabled, it affects the traction control and the downhill descent control systems because these systems depend on the ABS for them to work (ie applying differential braking pressure to wheel(s) as required). You also say the "diff" light has come on, if you mean the 4 wheel drive system then that also might flash. Unless you mean the DPF light which is different. The ABS sensor(s) are not free items under the warranty, they are regarded as consumables. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 18/01/2017 14:02:42 | ID: 138221

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Smith, Merseyside

Vauxhall Insignia

I have had problems with water getting into front and rear light assemblies. These have been changed but I am now getting condensation in the front lamp assemblies. I am told by Vauxhall that this is a characteristic of the Insignia. My research indicated this is not an Insignia characteristic. Has anybody had this problem and,,if so, what has Vajuxhall or the dealer said about it?

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I had same problem but actually had water coming in the boot, evidently it's the seals that have gone around the back lights which let in water. Janet from Middlesex

Submitted: 05/01/2017 10:34:30 | ID: 137830

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Ian Eldridge, Flintshire

Vauxhall Movano 2004

Hi, My Movano LWB has an intermittent air-bag warning light that comes on (as soon as this comes on, the spanner symbol also appears). I know there is nothing mechanically wrong with the van - but would you guys have any ideas on how to fix the air-bag light coming on. It sometimes stays on for a while, yet on other journeys it doesn’t appear at all. I know this would be classed as an MOT fail from April 2012 onwards and I don’t really want Mr Vauxhall to charge me a fortune to replace something which could be a simple fix. Thanks for helping.

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The wire connection plug under the drivers seat does give trouble worth checking. But we have changed the airbag connection ring behind the steering wheel the part is app 100 pound this is a common fault Paul Heyworth from England

Do you smoke roll ups??? I had same problem fixed it this morning, started taking cover around steering wheel and instrument panel apart to remove bulb to get it through MOT everything behind was covered in rotting tobacco so blew it away with high pressure air line behind air bag, turned on ignition to check I hadn't broken anything hey presto fixed......No airbag light staying on! Andy Andy from Kent

Submitted: 16/02/2012 16:12:44 | ID: 78778

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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

Hi did you ever get this resolved kirsty from West Yorkshire

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

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