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Joanne Masson, Aberdeenshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi there, We're driving to our holiday destination and starting to panic! The engine and traction lights have came on. It has lost some power. Any advice? Thanks!

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When driving my car and stop at lights when I pull away the enigen Raws and goes to fast what is wrong I have just had a new timing belt fitted any advice thanks Kathy bryan from Essex

Submitted: 08/07/2017 11:26:33 | ID: 142436

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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

See Peter's answer above - it worked for my 08 Meriva. As you push down on the rod loop, push the tailgate out - mine didn't open on its own. Once it was open I took trim panel off, checked connections and hey presto the handle opening and central locking all worked again. ( and no ,the obvious switching the engine off and restarting had had zero effect. Likewise relocking/unlocking) Chris from City of Edinburgh

I had this problem om my 2010 model when check it out on YouTube it said you can open from inside. look at the actual lock mechanism itself you should be able to see a small release button on the left hand side. just press this and it is a manual release button. Don't know if this is the same for all models John Smith from Derbyshire

I just had this problem on my 05 plate. It was exactly as John from Merseyside said. Thank you for you tips. Joan from Herefordshire

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

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Linda, Flintshire

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi my tigra 2007 boot seems to go up ok but I'm waiting about 15minutes for it to go back down. Where is the reservoir for the hydraulic oil situated as don't think this has ever been topped up. Or if you have any ideas what it might be would appreciate your input. Thanks

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The reservoir is in the boot under the carpet - not easy to remove carpet without damaging it but it can be done! Julia Feeley from Cornwall

Submitted: 06/03/2016 17:00:26 | ID: 128636

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Kim Brown, East Sussex

Vauxhall Antara

Hi my parking sensors have suddenly just stopped working and I have no sound from the indicators although the indicators are working. Has anyone else had this or does anyone know why? Many thanks

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Hi had same problem on my 13 plate antara this week so I disconnected the battery for ten minutes And it sorted the problem Paul from Caerphilly

Submitted: 15/06/2017 19:56:22 | ID: 141949

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Steve McLoughlin, Cheshire

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

Fault code 55 is showing on my Vauxhall Insignia. A friend says that it might relate to the fan but this is working okay. Any ideas? (cdti)

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When code 55 appears... you must take you car for a drive, leaving it at over 2000 rpm... keep driving over this for about 10 minutes and code 55 will then disappear... this is cleaning the carbon filter from your car... Ivan from Ireland

as Ivan said ,, but you need to do this once a month,,, tony from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/11/2012 10:02:41 | ID: 63473

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Sue crossley, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Agila

Hi...I have a 2009 automatic Vauxhall agila...after 2 weeks of rattling noise coming from under the front end of the car...2 pieces of metal have come away...I believe after googling several times that this is a heat shield...question is do I need to get this replaced ASAP I'm concerned I'm in work Monday and work over 25 miles away....just need piece of mind that I can drive it until I finish...any advice would be appreciated

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No problem. Lost afew heat sheilds over the years never caused an issue nor a problem. With mot Rob from Hull

Submitted: 08/07/2017 22:36:10 | ID: 142444

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mark astbury, Flintshire

Vauxhall Meriva

the car seems to use more fuel and burning oil as we have no leaks,help

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Trust me, ALL Meriva's burn oil. It's what they do. I get through 4 litres approx every 3-4 months. There is no leak anywhere. Engine bay is spotless. On discussing this with both Vauxhall and Halfords technicians, it's just what the Meriva's engine does. You can try to clean out crankcase breather, but mine was fine. Small price to pay for what is a relatively reliable engine. Paul from Kent

I have a 2012 1.3 diesel Meriva for 19 months, been to Spain and back 8 times, used it in Spain and here, has NEVER used any oil. So am I lucky with this one or are the service people telling lies? Louis Lewis from Caerphilly

Submitted: 02/04/2017 12:15:55 | ID: 140349

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Bill, Kent

Vauxhall Vivaro 2007

Van cuts out while driving! I’ve got an intermittent fault where the van just loses power and stalls off while driving. Red stop lights up on dash. Starts again, sometimes stalls off immediately, quite often will allow you to drive away ok. Sometimes a few hundred yards before it does it again, other times you can do miles before it happens again. Not had fault show itself for 8 days, had oil, oil filter, air filter & diesel filter changed today. Drove fine until unintentional wheel spin - fault back! Diagnostics said P0200 (unit injector - short to earth). Garage talking injectors, ECM etc, etc. Big bucks! Any ideas of things to check first please? (2.0 CDTi 90HP)

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Hi Bill, We have got a Vivaro not starting and have been working on it on and off for 5 months. New pump fitted etc; ECU and body control module checked on a specialist machine that is set up like if it was in the van itself. Nothing wrong. I have removed all of the engine wiring loom and tested very single wire with a power source, (about 100 I would say) nothing wrong. Just found that the glow plugs have no resistance consequently the power went straight to earth (short). Not only that I found that all of the injectors were all the same, with no resistance. Value should be according to the Haynes manual 0.2 to 18 ohms. Get yourself a cheap multimeter and set to 20 ohms,then remove the injector plugs and probe across both terminals, if like mine you get a complete set of zero’s looks like the electrical part of the injectors have had it. Barry Coleman from Essex

Hi Bill, had a similar problem with my 19cdti, not sure if your air filter is the same as mine? Mine is located on top of the engine. I removed the complete housing and discovered that the wiring loom to the injectors runs just underneath the filter box and had rubbed on the wiring that much it was shorting on the engine. I renewed the damaged bit of wire, (diy) and moved the loom to a new position and all works perfectly now, no more cutting out. Richard from Yorkshire

Try fuel pump relay switch John Freeman from England

Try the injector connectors, mine had a faulty one. Des from Isle of Anglesey

have the same problem . garage said it was a injector . had all replaced and fault still there . garage says its the sensor ( egu ? ) .had that replaced and engine runs fine but read out still shows a fault . garage says its a exhaust filter that's blocking up the valve and injectors , replacement cost off this filter is over a grand . I will def check out that wire loom first . cost so far £1600 . that's fast approaching the value of the van . gutted pete from Essex

have the same problem . garage said it was a injector . had all replaced and fault still there . garage says its the sensor ( egu ? ) .had that replaced and engine runs fine but read out still shows a fault . garage says its a exhaust filter that's blocking up the valve and injectors , replacement cost off this filter is over a grand . I will def check out that wire loom first . cost so far £1600 . that's fast approaching the value of the van . gutted pete from Essex

I have a primastar which kept loosing power, I have just had the same problem, I took of the air filter and air filter box and the glow plug cables run across the top of the engine, there was also two small leaves inside the MAF unit, I clean the MAF with electrical contact cleaner, cleared the leaves and wrapped the cables with tape. As the engine got hot the cable sheathing was opening and shorting onto the engine block, before the repair it didn't get to the end of the street, since the repair it has been good for 200miles so far, touch wood it has solved the problem. I have also noticed that the performance is better. jason from Fife

Submitted: 17/09/2013 09:40:40 | ID: 54439

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lydia, Australia

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi there, i have a tigra and my roof and boot are on the blink. I can start to put the roof down out it stops half way and then i have to get out and pull the cable in the boot to almost resets it. It has had new battery so not really sure. The boot is the same it will go up but wont come down and you have to pull the cable or close the boot slightly yourself then try! Please help. Thanks

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Had the same problem and a mechanic friend lubricated the brackets in the boot. I give a squirt now and again just to be on the safe side and all ok now. J last from Greater London

Submitted: 10/05/2017 04:23:48 | ID: 141203

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Brian Williams, Bridgend

Vauxhall Vivaro 2007

I renewed the rear crankshaft oil seal 1800 on my Vauxhall Vivaro a thousand miles ago and it is now leaking again. Any suggestions?

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If it is within a year the company should replace it under warranty Bob James from England

Sounds like a good enough reason to scrap it; they are poorly built, unreliable vans. Get a Toyota instead John Partridge from England

Possibly pressure in the crankcase forcing oil out through shaft seal. Indicates excessive engine wear/crack etc. had this before with transit. colm7111 from Ireland

Submitted: 21/08/2012 11:43:52 | ID: 82557

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Dave Watson, Cyprus

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi there, I have ran a DTC test with a fault code PO234-5B (Boost Pressure Control Circuit Positive Deviation), could you please advise the likely cause(s)? I exported my Vectra C with two litre diesel dti here in Cyprus from the UK, and would appreciate you advice. Kind regards Dave Watson

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Have you tried changing the turbo boost sensor? Hugh from Cavan

Hi Hugh from Cavan, yes, I changed the MAP Sensor but the fault still occurs. Much appreciate your response. Dave Dave Watson from Cyprus

Submitted: 12/07/2017 12:13:54 | ID: 142504

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mandie beever, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

My 2010 Vauxhall insignia nav cdti has a fan problem the display keeps going off but the fan keeps on I don't know what setting is on as the controll buttons stop working any idea what this might be its driving me crazy as it randomly comes back on

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I had a similar problem on my 2010 insignia SE, then the "service warning" came on. I found out that it was the thermostat that had seized/jammed or the sender was faulty & therefore the fan was being told to cool the engine down even just after stating up. I had to replace the whole thermostat housing as they wouldn't sell me just the thermostat/sender . It cured the problem though, hasn't happened since. Paul Atkin from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 12/06/2017 22:41:00 | ID: 141894

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rema, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi My insignia moves very slow when i just start the engine in the mornings no matter how hard i step on the accelerator instead it just make noise as if its in N gear. but after a while it runs properly. Do you know why.

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The use of the phrase "as if it's in N gear" rather than in "as if it's in neutral" suggests to me that you have an automatic gearbox. If that is so I would check the ATF level and if the level is OK the question is has it been changed at the recommended intervals? If not drain and replenish it with new and see if there is any improvement. Mick from Portugal

I had this had to wait every morning, it got gradually worse and worse, turned out it was the injectors losing pressure, had them tested and replaced for £650 Richie from Staffordshire

Submitted: 01/03/2017 14:28:31 | ID: 139326

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Rich, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

In hot weather my insignia runs rough and misfires, this happens when its above 15°c. Cold weather runs fine, As anybody got any ideas please, two garages cannot advise. Many thanks Richard

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I get a similar problem but mine is when it's above 17c ,I get a loud rattle but goes when you accelerate, perfectly fine though when temp drops to below 17 c ! Also get the odd misfire as well richard bonny from Derbyshire

HI I have exacly the same issue with my insignia 2.0CDTI 2011 WAYNE STANTON from West Midlands

*******CURE********* replaced the engine coolant temperature sensor it's located in the thermostat housing It's a bit fiddly but not a issue. You need to remove the pipe to the throttle valve. Sensor around £12 from euro car parts WAYNE STANTON from West Midlands

Submitted: 30/05/2017 20:58:50 | ID: 141639

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Terry Martin, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Meriva

When I press the unlock button on the fob the headlights come on and stay on until I insert key in the ignition,. My question is can I somehow bypass this as it is running my car battery down.

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Go to Settings, select Car settings, select lighting, the option will be there to turn off the comfort lighting Phil Stott from Lancashire

Submitted: 05/06/2017 15:49:59 | ID: 141749

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Margaret He mell, East Ayrshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My merjva 1.4 16v turbo battery is draining.Its a 2011 model. Any suggestions as too why. After it is charged it runs only for 48hrs then is completely flat again. Thanks

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That sounds like your alternator has packed up hence your battery is not charging Simeon from West Midlands

Submitted: 10/06/2017 19:49:17 | ID: 141855

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Dean Senior, Surrey

Vauxhall Vivaro 2012

My Vauxhall Vivaro`s central locking is not working. The indicators respond to the key but it doesn’t lock the doors. Any ideas?

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I had the same problem. You have to reset the remote system as follows: Open driver door, insert key into ignition, do not start engine, just lights on. Press the black button on the dashboard that is indicated with seatbelt emblem, then turn of ignition then start engine. This should reset it Dennis Spencer from Nottinghamshire

Will this work for an 07 plate? I have the same problem Steve from England

I have lived with this same problem for a while. I open the driver’s door with the key, reach across and open the passenger door, then open passenger door and reach to unlock the sliding door. Short across top and bottom pins of door contacts and press unlock on key. Back door unlocks. After experimenting I discovered that if I left sliding door open the problem went away so I disconnected the plug from door lock (bit of tape over door contacts will do) and now 3 doors lock/unlock with key buttons and sliding door is fully manual. I plan to replace the lock. Dave Dubberley from Gloucestershire

Will this work for a 59 plate? I do not have the black button on the dashboard with seatbelt emblem Spesel from Dorset

Submitted: 08/05/2012 11:51:20 | ID: 78764

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Wayne Walker, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, My insignia keeps losing power when I accelerate hard, it seems to go into limp mode, nothing shows on the dash as an error but I am defo in limp mode, I turn my ignition off then back on and it clears until I accelerate hard again. It went into an auto electrician and he said it was over boosting but didn't seem to sort it? I need my clutch doing soon but I'm sure this has nothing to do with it.

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Could be your turbo boost control sensor but would normally generate a fault code like P0325 or similar. Have you had the vehicle scanned for fault codes? Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hi yes he put it on the laptop and he said it was over boosting. Wayne Walker from Yorkshire

Submitted: 04/07/2017 13:30:25 | ID: 142354

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Chris, Ireland

Vauxhall Insignia

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

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

Yep - had the same thing and I had to buy a Vauxhall replacement £120!! Fix was easy - just be sure to keep the old jubilee clips however as the new fittings are rubbish. I took the old clip of the bottom of my old pipe and swapped it on the new one as it's a much better and tighter fit. Just be sure that everything is on tight as this pipe is under real stress when in use and you dont want the pipe blowing off when driving. OvertBigRobD from Gloucestershire

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

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ZRK, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, Insignia 2011 diesel 96kW Starting driving or driving at lower revs the engine emits more sound (not normal sound). pressing the accelerator more- sound becomes normal ... What could be the problem?

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Hi ZRK - I have the same issue and I will check back when I have a definitive answer, however I suspect it's a clutch related issue (not cheap :-( ).... if you hear in the meantime be sure to update us! OvertBigRobD from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 05/06/2017 20:07:28 | ID: 141753

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Adrian, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I realized there's water in driver front and rear doors. How to drain water out as it makes annoying sound while vehicle is moving

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In the doors at the bottom there are rubber vents to allow water to drain out. You can remove these rubbers and wiggle about as sometime debris blocks the drain hole and the water should run out. Remember to put the rubbers back when done. OvertBigRobD from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 07/06/2017 12:22:21 | ID: 141778

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lynn, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira

Should all the fuses be present in the interior fuseboxofa2004 zafira? I'm trying to repair my alarm/central locking fob. Locksmith advised checking fuses.

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Have you tried re syncking the key to the car full tips on how to do this via youtube antony from Berkshire

Submitted: 07/09/2016 22:29:33 | ID: 135008

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Steven, Devon

Vauxhall Zafira

When I stop my car, take the key out, I hear a whizzing sound, once the whizzing sound stops the car tries to start up on it own. It will not stop this action until I put the key back into the inigition. Can you help. Year 2013 petrol 1800 cc 5 seater + 2

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Only a guess sounds like pre ignition check timeing antony from Berkshire

Submitted: 02/10/2016 15:14:57 | ID: 135661

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Ryan, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a vauxhall meriva, only had the car a week! The battery light came on and the rev counter keeps dropping so had the battery and the alternator changed today, the battery light came straight back on and now the car seems like it will only start when it feels like it, and when it does start it drives fine but im loosing my speedo and rev counter again any idea's please as I'm going out of my mind?

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Hiya I'm havin exactly same problems with my Mervia and my mechanic thinks it's the ecg unit or something like that xx Kelly from Pembrokeshire

exactly, same story here: have repaired ECU, same problem after a day. Replaced ECU, same problem after a day. Temperature doesn't work, revs go down and up then down. Velocimeter doesn't work. Battery light indicator and stability indicator go on. After a few days it starts again. Car has been in garage for about 2 months now, going to scrape it. Sh** Vauxhall, never again. Miguel from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 15/09/2016 20:26:34 | ID: 135196

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antony, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have a 2004 zafira and would like to no where to keep the roller parcel shelf if it is in the car when I need to use the rear 2 seats as on the newer models this clips near to the floor by the boot lid but leaving it in place makes it awkward for passengers and danger to many thanks antony

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Just inside the back each side about level with the top of the rear lights there is a recess for the parcel shelf. Push the left side end in and just push the right hand side down. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 01/07/2017 16:27:47 | ID: 142294

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Lynne, West Lothian

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, the heating system on my zafira only works when either stationary or driving slowly. As soon as any speed builds it goes lukewarm. It's a1600 engine. Built in 2008. Any ideas as to why, and how to fix? Everything else seems fine!

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try taking the top off the exspansion tank when cold and sqeezing one of the large water pipes to reduce any air locks antony from Berkshire

Submitted: 14/02/2017 11:13:16 | ID: 138929

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peter, Kent

Vauxhall Insignia

Error code 24 has come up what does it mean plz

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Code 24 is the error code for the rear tail light. I had this on my 2009 Insignia, it could be as simple as replacing the bulb but if the code comes and goes (bumps dependent) then you have a dry connection. Simple scrape down of terminals and you should be good to go. Bryan from West Sussex

Submitted: 14/10/2016 23:03:50 | ID: 135957

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Andy, Cornwall

Vauxhall Astra

I have a MK4 Astra G 1.6 8 valve 2001 which I've not long bought on discovering it needed a wheel bearing it went into the garage to have it done and they phoned me saying the hub with the new bearing that had been delivered by the parts supplier didn't have an ABS connection on it. This didnt really worry me as the car is a NON-ABS model BUT the hub that came off it (passenger front) did indeed have the ABS connection and was connected to the ABS wire coming out of the loom. I had noticed that the driver's side had the same connection but wasn't connected up when I'd fitted new discs and pads a few days previous which immediately concerned me until I looked under the bonnet for the ABS unit only to realize there wasn't one so my concerns were alleviated .. at the time. SO I told the mechanic not to worry as it wasnt an ABS model and to go ahead and fit the the new hub which they did and a little later the wife picked it up and not even a quarter of a mile down the road she said it lost power lights came on on the dash including the spanner light and it stopped leaving her stranded in the middle of the road. She rang me and I rang the garage and the guy went out to her but when he got there it started straight up so he took it for a drive and it behaved itself so the wife then got back in and set off home and .. it stalled out and lost power all the way back. By the time she got it home the engine cooling fan was on and it was mad hot she turned it off before I got to it but she says there were all sorts of lights on on the dash including the spanner light and its only just had a service so it's not that. when I fired it up and revved it it seemed to have a slight miss fire AND the windscreen wiper motor is pulsing even though its not in use you can see the drivers wiper moving ever so slightly and hear a juddering noise. Seems all of a sudden it's got a multitude of issues including ... cutting out, loss of power, getting mad hot, lights coming on on the dash and the windscreen wiper motor trying to constantly engage .. oh and the wipers are now part way up the screen and wont return to their normal seated position. I'm thinking ECU but it just seems funny it's done this now it's had the original hub replaced with a non ABS type even though the car doesnt have ABS but had the original connection for it ... my personal onboard ECU is going into limp mode just trying to work all this out. Suggestions would be great I need all this like a hole in the head :(

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Your car may not have ABS but the hub unit was probably being used as a Wheel Speed Sensor input to the ECU so you now have a lost signal. It should have switched to the other WSS but can't say on yours. Hugh from Cavan

Submitted: 28/06/2017 21:12:07 | ID: 142244

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Michael Kirk, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was going crazy with my Opel Vectra C 1.9 CDTI dashboard. Since a few months ago, it seems it had a will of it’s own. Sometimes on, sometimes off. Maybe a lot of gremlins were living there... Reset trip counter to 0000, and they died. Everything works now. Thank’s for the tip. José Rêgo from Portugal

I got 56 Vectra C. Same.. but the worst is when I am driveing in the morning to work all dashborad going off..First time works with milometre and works but I need to stop driving. That allmost every morning. When I come back home 7PM working perfect, no problem. Now is not working hazard button or milometre... Dont know what to do... Every morning I start car and is working fine, and after 10 mint dashboard going off.. Its anoyng.. I think this is manufacturing bug. I can say that is a failure card this vauxhall.... Peter from Kent

You lot are absolute stars Ive had problems with my vectra diesel sri, I would turn ignition on but got no dashboard lights at all but radio lights wipers etc all worked, I tried the mileage re set no joy so then beat the life out of the dash and hey presto all ignition lights on and car started, Ive had this problem for months you cured it after a quick read THANK YOU SO MUCH and keep up good work?????????????? Kevin from Lancashire

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.. Best of luck!!!! Dalveer singh Del from Luton

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Paul Greenwood, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I have just bought a 2004 Meriva and as soon as the engine gets warm it cuts out completely, and cannot be restarted. After leaving the car for a while it will restart, yet as the temperature gets to the 80 mark it will cut out again. Does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem could be so that I can get it sorted thank you. Paul Greenwood

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Hiya Paul did you sort the problem with your car I've got the same problem Michael dumbrell from Telford and Wrekin

Look like pick up sensor. Gats from Latvia

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Andy, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Insignia

When driving and changing gears in low gear I hear what sounds like a metal grinding noise I also have the esp service warning signal on.

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I would try getting your brakes or ABS checked out Edward Campbbell from Bedfordshire

Power steering problem Edward Campbbell from Bedfordshire

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MARK WATERFIELD, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I've had temperature warning symbol, ( Engine overheating, turn off engine), display on dash. First visit to garage reset codes running for approx two weeks, then same again. Coolant tank full, no obvious leaks from radiator, flow & return pipes, or water pump. I could do with some more info if possible before it gets too expensive!! help.

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Look for small rubber bungs there are two on each door, I ripped mine out as they become blocked with crud and muck, I had at least a litre coming from back doors Rich from Leicestershire

Look for small rubber bungs there are two on each door, I ripped mine out as they become blocked with crud and muck, I had at least a litre coming from back doors Rich from Leicestershire Rich from Leicestershire

where about are the bungs located on the doors cheers Edde Edward Campbbell from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 07/06/2017 15:56:36 | ID: 141781

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Craig Jones, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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

I have the same problem and i don't have locking functions on the dashboard.... Marius from South Yorkshire

The functions are on your radio to change door locks, not on your dashboard, press configuration on the radio controls. Bails from Blackpool

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

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Gerald Herbert, Torfaen

Vauxhall Meriva 2006

My 2006 Vauxhall Meriva keeps losing water from the coolant bottle. I have had all pipes tested and no leaks found. I have just had it back from further testing which also says no leaks but the bottle needs to be refilled before each journey to and from destination, no matter how short or long. Any ideas please? It would be greatly appreciated. (1.7 cdti)

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Sorry haven’t got a solution to your problem but I am also losing a litre of coolant approximately every 50 miles on my 2006 1.4 Meriva Energy. It has been into a Vauxhall garage 5 times, gasket replaced and filler cap but still the leak persists. Does anyone have a solution? Len Asplin from Wales

I have the same problem on my Vauxhall Meriva 1.7 cdti 2004 model changed a small water hose under the theomstat unite and have to fill the coolant bottle every 50 miles there is no leaks underneath. Can anyone help please? David Williams from England

I too have the same problem on my 55 plate Meriva 1.4. I’m losing approx 1 litre of coolant per month and the heater is not getting warm unless I rev the engine. I have had a new thermostat, water pump and water pump gasket. The garage have pressure tested the system and assure me there are no leaks but still the coolant is disappearing. There is no white cream under the oil filler cap so I don’t suspect the head gasket is at fault. Did you guys manage to diagnose the problem with your cars? Karl Packham from Staffordshire

Hi, have taken vehicle to Vauxhall dealer who was unable to diagnose problem until they did a "hot" test (they said that they had to have the car running as if it was being driven to find it even though we explained the car only lost water if it was being used, if it was idling the car lost nothing). The problem was a leak on the injector seals which would not show up if the car was just idling. The repair cost £1,500 with Vauxhall. The problem arose again the day after we brought car home, but took it back as the seals had not been replaced properly. So far no further problems other than the pipes are splitting one by one so having to replace each one. Not sure if this is anything to do with repair or just normal wear and tear. Hope this helps Gerald Herbert from Torfaen

Meriva Breeze 1.4 16v. Same thing happened to me. Found out coolant was leaking out into the engine bay via a worn bearing on the water pump. Had it replaced and so far, no more coolant loss. Hope this helps Alex Barton from Staffordshire

I have a 2011 Meriva and also had a leak from my coolant bottle. My solution was to buy some Radweld from Halfords and use in the coolant bottle as directed. This has worked a treat and no more leaks. You are never going to find any small holes in pipes yourself !! I do keep checking it periodically but it is fine now. Cheaper than taking to the dealer !! Bev Sherwood from Leicestershire

Does anybody think that maybe the dex-cool became acid and it's eating everything inside? Just wonder if in your maintenance manual it says that is long life and it doesn't need to be replaced in some years. You can find lots of examples on this topic on the internet. I will just paste some comment from someone from America which described excellent the product. quote: by GMowner Dex-cool is a great product and the manufacturer recommended antifreeze for GM and other vehicles with aluminum radiators, heater cores and water pumps and aluminum engine components in contact the coolant. It has no silicates which tear up water pumps. Dex-cool lasts for up to five years in use or 150,000 miles whichever comes first. After that period it turns acid as do other antifreeze products. The sacrificial additives are consumed at that time. Next the radiator sludge in the top of the radiator is due to air in the radiator. The cooling system has a air purge point to bleed and remove air. More importantly the sludge is caused by failure of the radiator cap to pull coolant from the reservoir when the engine cool down. Due to contamination of the little second valve in the radiator cap, air is left in the top of the radiator and sludge forms. The cap should be monitored for build up of contaminants defeating the valve, and replaced as necessary. When you take the cap off when the engine is cold, there should be no air space. These measures avoids all the problems that everybody critical of dex-cool complains about. Cebinee from Romania

To anyone who has an unexplained water loss from the Meriva / Corsa engine, take a look at the small hose to the left of the engine (just above the water pump if I remember correctly). It may be connected using a plastic connector into the alloy block, which snaps off and only leaks slowly when the engine is running. It has been upgraded to a brass connector, which really should have been fitted to begin with. Harry from Devon

Submitted: 01/10/2012 11:31:44 | ID: 81242

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Jacky Daye, West Sussex

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi - I have read your answer regarding a drivers side window problem but I tried your resolution which unfortunately didn't work - which was disconnecting the battery etc. My drivers window does not "drop" when you open the door and if I put it up fully I can't open or close the door. Can you help at all? Many thanks.

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Hi was just wondering if you ever found the problem.. I'm having the same problem now Jonny from Isle of Anglesey

Submitted: 16/05/2017 11:55:08 | ID: 141327

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Susan Henderson, Scottish Borders

Vauxhall Astra

Should the bonnet of the car fly open whilst driving, it was last opened about 4 days before the accident and was checked if it was shut down properly I was only doing 45/50mph down a straight road weather was warm no strong wind. Was told it was a write off because the damage and the price but my insurers have to said to fix it quite worried it will happen again over £2000 pounds of damage.

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Our twin top did the same, husband was driving about 45/50 mph, it flew open, got repaired but I'm not 100% sure about driving it now in case it happens again. Bonnet hadn't been opened for at least a week before it happened. kathskinner53@yahoo.co.uk from Durham

Submitted: 02/06/2014 15:06:12 | ID: 96726

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CLIFF, Middlesex

Vauxhall Insignia

HI, PLEASE HELP. THOUGHT I HAD DEAD BATTERY AS WOULD NOT START, REMOVED CHARGED AND REPLACED BATTERY BUT STILL NO JOY, BATTERY CHARGER WAS SHOWING A FULL BATTERY. ANY IDEAS CLIFF

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I had similar problem with battery appearing to be flat. I finally Checked connections under the black plastic box attached to the battery terminal at the rear and found a loose connection. Took the replacement battery I bought back as there was nothing actually wrong with the original. peter from Surrey

Submitted: 16/02/2016 09:00:25 | ID: 127681

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Jenny, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Tigra

My boot will not open when I press the button also there is a beeping sound can anyone please help

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Hi Jenny To unlock and open luggage compartment: Press button q of remote control twice, press button beneath the boot lid The vehicle is unlocked and the luggage compartment opens automatically. To unlock with button on driver’s door: With vehicle unlocked, ignition on and hand brake app lied, b briefly pull button R. Bill from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 20/06/2017 23:02:01 | ID: 142045

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Matthew Heffer, Suffolk

Vauxhall Agila 2009

I want to replace the front fog light surrounds on my Vauxhall Agila as the paint is coming off them. How do you get them offf? (1.0 ecoflex)

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Mine are stone chipped too. The simple thing would be to touch them up but I failed to match the paint so far. They are clipped in with lugs on the part - these can get broken on removal . I've seen them advertised on an auction site second hand and new. New ones are unpainted black which is probably better. Redshark1 from Yorkshire

Submitted: 21/03/2014 11:37:38 | ID: 63155

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Bill, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi Just got my 2008 Tigra and the roof and auto door windows were working as they should! but now when I close the roof the windows do not close automatically when the roof is fully closed and the bleeper sounds., I have to use the window buttons to close them now. I have checked the automatic function of the windows and they work ok,

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Silly Me Got to close roof catches before the windows go up automatically! Bill from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 26/04/2017 14:37:57 | ID: 140925

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