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danny, West Midlands

Vauxhall Astravan

Power steering has stopped its like driving a tank ..Can u suggest any reason that might have made this happen . Thanks Danny .

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Electric Power Steering, CHECK the Fuses. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 27/05/2015 13:19:39 | ID: 116523

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Robert porter, Greater London

Vauxhall Combo

Hi. When I turn the lights on the dashboard lights go off. Any clue? Robert.

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next to fog light is a dial its probs turned down good luck Shaun shaun from Devon

next to fog light is a dial its probs turned down good luck Shaun shaun from Devon

Submitted: 14/05/2015 15:27:48 | ID: 116022

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Lauren McDiarmid, Argyllshire

Vauxhall Agila 2003

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

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

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

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

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Soph, Argyll and Bute

Vauxhall Insignia

Have had the car for 3months now and for the 2nd time have gone to use the infotainment system and it says 'Audio off'. Cannot find how to switch it back on. Cannot get the system to play radio, cd, aux or bluetooth. The on button switches the system on but no sound comes out of it. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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Did you sort this? Happened to mine and don't know how to get back on? Cheers Ian Dean from Nottinghamshire

Did you sort this? Happened to mine and don't know how to get back on? Cheers Ian Dean from Nottinghamshire

Hello, I did eventually manage to fix the infotainment system, but I am not quite sure how. I kept fiddling with switching the engine on and off and also the system. I also downloaded the manual but it did not help much. All I remember was using the indicator stick with the menu button on to flick through all of the audio and sounds settings and switch them off and then on again. It took a good hour to eventually get the system working. It might be worth giving a garage a call and asking to speak to an engineer over the phone. I have had to do that in the past with the Insignia for other problems and that has been helpful. Apologies for not really having a helpful answer but hand to heart I actually have no idea how I got the system working other than by fiddling for a while. Do let me know how you get on. Good Luck! Soph from Argyll and Bute

Submitted: 09/05/2015 16:27:08 | ID: 115800

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David J, England

Vauxhall Combo 2005

Hello everybody, I have a Vauxhall Combo van 2005 model and have had the fuel pump changed recently due to stalling when cold. At the moment the van seems to be working fairly well, although I have 2 questions about this. Firstly, even though the pump seems to be okay now, when the van hasn’t been running since the day before and the engine is cold I sometimes have to sit in the van and slightly press the accelerator to bring the revs, just for about a minute then the engine stays on okay after that. This is a lot better than it was before I had the pump changed so I can cope with this, it’s okay for the rest of the day then. The second question refers to a fault I had before I had the fuel pump changed and is still the same after the new pump was fitted. If the van hasn’t been used for a day or two and I start the engine it will start okay and run for about 15 seconds and then stall. I then have to sit there with the accelerator pressed for a minute before it will start again, after that it’s okay for the rest of the day. It seems as though being stationary for a couple of days makes a fuel line or something dry up, is this a common fault? I haven’t heard of other cars or vans doing this? Thanks.

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hi David. I changed my pump on my Combi van 1700 cdti, mine has the same problem. I have been told I needed an extra pump to bring up the fuel pressure. You can buy one at ebay new for a fiver I am told, can`t remember the exact name I have been given for the pump, you will have to ask around sean from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 03/03/2014 11:15:00 | ID: 62468

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Kevin Bourke, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi there, New here and would really appreciate any help. I have a vauxhall 2.0CDTI sports tourer. It has 86000 miles on it. Lately the car alarm keeps going off at different times of the day or night. I was in a garage the other day and when they plugged into it, it said it was the bonnet. I upgraded my lights to xenon and it was the ballest causing the problems with the bonnet. So rectified this and taught that was it. However the alarm keeps going off. Any help or advice please. I would be very grateful. Thanks Kev

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Hi, had the same problem after 1st service, the garage also did a vx software up date. After this my alarm kept going off all hours of the day and night, took it back to the garage and they found no fault but the alarm was still going off in the service bay. They said it was not the upgrade but the alarm units ether side of the boot {2014 elite 160tdi s/t}, these were replaced and now silence is golden. Mike Potter from Worcestershire

Submitted: 26/08/2014 18:44:57 | ID: 102168

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liz, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Tigra

Nearly every time we get in the car and put the key in the ignition the car alarm goes off. This is happening quite a lot atm. Anyone any ideas please what the problem is? We've taken it to the garage and they state there isn't anything wrong. Helloooo, there clearly is

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Hi this is the same with my TIGRA Alarm goes off every time I go to start engine...... So another fault plus indoor spa in footwell! Julie from West Yorkshire

Mine did this, I changed the battery as had it tested and came up "replace Battery" its not done it since, As for the Indoor Spa (To the other Answer) when you lift the bonnet, right at the back their is a seal, take this off and look through with a torch, their will be holes in the seal underneath which is letting water into the car (I had 4 holes, a friend with Tigra had 7, common fault with all Vauxhalls) mine cost £75 to have replaced. Katie from Norfolk

Mine did this, I changed the battery as had it tested and came up "replace Battery" its not done it since, As for the Indoor Spa (To the other Answer) when you lift the bonnet, right at the back their is a seal, take this off and look through with a torch, their will be holes in the seal underneath which is letting water into the car (I had 4 holes, a friend with Tigra had 7, common fault with all Vauxhalls) mine cost £75 to have replaced. Katie from Norfolk

This is the warning for low battery. Get it changed to asap, unlike me when I broke down after ignoring twice! Carla from Peterborough

This is the warning for low battery. Get it changed to asap, unlike me when I broke down after ignoring twice! Carla from Peterborough

Hi, when you say you changed the battery do you mean the car battery or the key fob battery, as this is happening to my daughter`s 06 Tigra nick from Bridgend

Hi, when you say you changed the battery do you mean the car battery or the key fob battery, as this is happening to my daughter`s 06 Tigra nick from Bridgend

Submitted: 12/12/2014 13:28:12 | ID: 107768

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IAN, Scottish Borders

Vauxhall Vectra

LOCATION OF ABS PLUGS ON 2008 VECTRA ELITE ESTATE 1.9CDTI PLEASE, MY LIGHT IS ON AT DASH BUT CANNOT FIND PLUG TO TEST FOR POWER SOMEONE SUGGESTED THEY ARE BEHIND SEATS IS THIS CORRECT? THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP.

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Abs plug on most Vectras is under the front ashtray on your console james girvan from Renfrewshire

Abs plug on most Vectras is under the front ashtray on your console james girvan from Renfrewshire

Submitted: 14/04/2015 19:18:37 | ID: 114708

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Alan, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

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

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

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

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matt, Hampshire

Vauxhall Insignia

On my way to work today and noticed my temperature gauge is not working and I already covered 35 miles and on centre display it said air con not working because engine is too hot. I checked my coolant and that's fine and my air con was off. So now every time I start my Insignia it keeps saying a/c not working engine, too hot?

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

Submitted: 18/02/2015 21:15:39 | ID: 111842

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Alex, Kent

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, can anyone help? I have serviced my diesel Insignia 2010 (60) 2.0 and reset the service light and after a few miles down the motorway the 'service vehicle soon' message comes up and, no matter how many times it's reset, it still will pop back up. Done all filters, oil etc, could it be something else? Thanks

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How were you resetting the service light? Ross Hunter from Falkirk

How were you resetting the service light? Ross Hunter from Falkirk

Hi with a machine, the plug in and reset? It goes off then after a few miles comes back on? Thanks Alex from Kent

I had the same problem and tried a few garages to get it reset. I eventually went to the Vauxhall dealer and had it checked. They told me there was a problem with one of the glow plugs and can only be reset when the problem has been fixed. Sure enough, had the glow plug replaced and reset successful. Trevor Russell from Redcar and Cleveland

I had the same problem and tried a few garages to get it reset. I eventually went to the Vauxhall dealer and had it checked. They told me there was a problem with one of the glow plugs and can only be reset when the problem has been fixed. Sure enough, had the glow plug replaced and reset successful. Trevor Russell from Redcar and Cleveland

Lovely, I`ll change them! Thanks Alex from Kent

I'm not saying that it's definitely your glow plugs but that was the reason my service light kept coming back on. The Vauxhall garage did a system check and said that they can only reset the service light when the underlying problem is fixed. Whatever the reason. Good luck. Trevor Russell from Redcar and Cleveland

Submitted: 23/04/2015 20:17:23 | ID: 115131

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maurice, Greater London

Vauxhall Astra

I cannot seem to turn the lights off in the daylight?

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Is it the side lights that are staying on? Are your rear lights off? If so then this is normal, new cars have DRLs day running lights that cannot be tuned off, it is a safety feature they put on all new cars. Paul from Warwickshire

Submitted: 08/03/2015 20:37:17 | ID: 112994

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Mark, Berkshire

Vauxhall Astra

Hi, I have noticed a whistle noise coming from my engine bay when I start it first thing in the morning, but it only does it when I rev the car. Could this be the cat at all?

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Lol. Does your car have a turbo? That`s what you hear, no problem. Paul from Warwickshire

Submitted: 17/03/2015 10:35:34 | ID: 113440

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Chad, Torfaen

Vauxhall Astra

My car won't start at first I thought it was the battery, I stuck jump leads on it however it's still failing to fire. I then took then off and tried starting it. It ticks over just won't fire up does anyone know what this could be? Thankyou

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Do you have diesel or petrol? If it was your battery you wouldn't hear anything from turning the key it would be dead. I would say you have issues with your spark plugs if petrol, or glow plugs if diesel. A car needs air, fuel and a spark to start. Hope this helps Paul from Warwickshire

Submitted: 01/04/2015 15:25:38 | ID: 114168

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andy, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Astra

Does anyone know why the electric window switch lights on my door card will not go out and also the small light on the door handle? Cheers

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I have a 2010 Astra and I think this is normal as it does this on mine, I think it is because the DRL are on so it lights the instruments up Paul from Warwickshire

Submitted: 09/04/2015 01:23:27 | ID: 114472

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gladwin, South Africa

Vauxhall Astra

My astra estate 1.6 it wont rev up to 3000rmp

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Sounds like your car might be running in limp mode, take it to your local dealer Paul from Warwickshire

Submitted: 09/04/2015 20:05:19 | ID: 114508

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gary norton, Kent

Vauxhall Astra

my astra sport has been sitting due to losing licence i took the battery off and charged it via a charger hooked it back up and alarm sounded but no power inside the car any suggestions welcome

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Immobiliser Paul from Warwickshire

Submitted: 02/05/2015 10:28:35 | ID: 115481

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B priestley, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Astra

I have service esp low engine power displayed. What does it mean?

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Your electronic stability control or traction control has failed I think Paul from Warwickshire

Your electronic stability control or traction control has failed I think Paul from Warwickshire

Submitted: 09/05/2015 16:46:47 | ID: 115801

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walt, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi boot wont open, how do i fix it, just seems the catch is not connecting, could it be a central looking problems, would a blown fuse cause this problem, never happened before. any advice welcome regards walt

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Need a new boot lock.easy to do takes about 30 mIns. Buy form e bay £ £22.85 Dinky from Newport

Submitted: 02/05/2015 14:56:26 | ID: 115488

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Jay, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Tigra

The roof on my 2009 Tigra convertible has suddenly stopped working after winterising it . Everything was ok before then. I decided to try things out yesterday and discovered that the roof wouldn't go down. The boot opens then there are loud clicking noises coming from the boot area as if something is stopping the roof folding down. The boot operates ok it's just the roof doesn't retract.

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Did you find the problem my is making loud clicking noises too ? Jeffrey from Essex

My boot and roof were not working, my mechanic tried to fix it but could not, he found Cayman auto base in Dorking, Surrey. I tried them, they ran a diagnostic test and were able to fix it much cheaper then the main dealer as they keep items in stock. I was able to get it fixed the same day, only downside it was raining on the day I took it in sara from Greater London

My boot and roof were not working, my mechanic tried to fix it but could not, he found Cayman auto base in Dorking, Surrey. I tried them, they ran a diagnostic test and were able to fix it much cheaper then the main dealer as they keep items in stock. I was able to get it fixed the same day, only downside it was raining on the day I took it in sara from Greater London

Submitted: 19/02/2015 16:07:30 | ID: 111894

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Mark Regan, Merseyside

Vauxhall Antara

Hi dose anybody know how to change the on dash time and date cheers mark

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Presss Select on dashboard, select correct time by moving arrow+ _ select ok to store time Mike from Swansea

Submitted: 29/08/2014 12:05:00 | ID: 102314

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Howard James, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Meriva

For a few minutes after starting, a row of 3 orange indicators appears immediately above the odometer (mileometer) readings. They are each about 5mm square and look like the rear or front side of the car, including wheels. I can find no reference to them in the manual - maybe something to do with tyre-pressure (which I have checked)?

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It's the rear seatbelt lights. To show if they are fastened or not. Caroline from Aberdeenshire

Many thanks - very helpful. Howard James from Buckinghamshire

Don't think they are the seat belts. setabelt icons look exactly like they sound. The ones in the question are different: http://www.zafira-forum.de/attachment.php?attachmentid=33075&d=1345105395 (german forum, Afira, same icons.) anyone know? Andy from Bedfordshire

I posted a moment ago: take it all back! Look at pages 84 (display) / 85 (seat belt status on rear seats) in this link: https://www.vauxhall.co.uk/content/dam/Vauxhall/Europe/united_kingdom/nscwebsite/uk/00_Home/Owner_Services/Owners%20Owners%20Manuals/new_meriva/NewMerivaOwnersManualJan2010.pdf Andy from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 13/04/2015 19:51:28 | ID: 114671

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Ali, Highland

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi. I have a 61 plate Vauxhall Meriva, when I start it there are 3 wee small red squares that appear to looks like a city landscape, they go off after a few mins. Can anyone shed any light on what these are as I can't find anything in the manual? Many thanks, Alison

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I posted a moment ago: take it all back! Look at pages 84 (display) / 85 (seat belt status on rear seats) in this link: https://www.vauxhall.co.uk/content/dam/Vauxhall/Europe/united_kingdom/nscwebsite/uk/00_Home/Owner_Services/Owners%20Owners%20Manuals/new_meriva/NewMerivaOwnersManualJan2010.pdf Andy from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 05/05/2015 21:29:14 | ID: 115617

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Brian Douglas, Scotland

Vauxhall Zafira 2002

When I opened the rear passenger door on my 52 reg Zafira last week the door window shattered so I replaced the window, then yesterday I opened the same door and again the window shattered. I spoke to a friend who tells me he had the same problem with his Zafira and when I was taping the broken window up I noticed a few pieces of old cellotape inside the door check so i take it to be someone else has had the same problem with this happening too. Is this a common fault with Zafiras?

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This probably is the "door stopper". The little bar that stops the door opening to wide. If it’s faulty it will hit the glass when opening or shutting the door with the window down. It often shears its bolts from its mount. Poor design again from Vauxhall Matt Rourke from Lancashire

Hi, I have 2 friends this has happened to seems to be a common fault unfortunately Lisa from Middlesex

Does this only happen when the window is down? james from Antrim

This happened to me today my son had the window down the the safety level. (could have been horrific! my he had the window in his hands as I opened the door and the window exploded! Thanks for posting this question as its had myself and hubby baffled as to why this could happen. (Thankfully only nerves were shaken and no cuts) lisa from Cardiff

This happened to me today my son had the window down the the safety level. (could have been horrific! my he had the window in his hands as I opened the door and the window exploded! Thanks for posting this question as its had myself and hubby baffled as to why this could happen. (Thankfully only nerves were shaken and no cuts) lisa from Cardiff

Submitted: 14/08/2012 15:41:01 | ID: 75524

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dwayne, Greater London

Vauxhall Astra

Hi, yesterday I was cleaning my car and listening to music and when I finished I went to start my car and it didn`t want to start and today I can`t lock my car as well. Can you help me please?

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You have Flattened the battery, jump start it. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 11/05/2015 16:56:14 | ID: 115890

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Darren Bennett, Norfolk

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I have a Vectra 1.8 exclusiv 5dr. Can anyone tell me if the needle on the temperature is meant to be on the halfway mark or just over the halfway mark when the car warms up? If anyone can give me some advice I will be grateful.

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That's the normal area. In the middle Darren. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 12/05/2015 11:57:15 | ID: 115938

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AlanT, Midlothian

Vauxhall Insignia

What direction are the brake pistons wound back for pad replacement (clockwise or anticlockwise)?

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Both rear calipers on mine wound in clockwise. Jon D from Northamptonshire

Both rear calipers on mine wound in clockwise. Jon D from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 08/03/2015 18:35:56 | ID: 112982

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Julie, Fife

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a Vauxhall Meriva life 1.6 8v. The problem I have is when the car is cold it runs fine but as soon as it starts to warm up the engine light comes on, it's the one with the car with the spanner through it. I have had it to a garage which told me it was the electronic accelerator pedal which I replaced but I still have the fault. Can you give me any ideas as to what the fault could be? Thanks

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Double check your E.C.U, mine had a similar issue but a battery warning sign used to appear only to find out the problem is the E.C.U. Wendy Tembeni from South Africa

Submitted: 06/05/2015 19:50:01 | ID: 115648

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Graeme, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there, I wonder if you can help? My petrol 1.6 2009 Zafira is jolting under acceleration, the car is regularly serviced and I have done the pedal test which is coming up with no errors. The car has recently had a diagnostic test for a thermostat issue I had and the garage never mentioned about any other problems. Do you have any ideas?

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Coil pack nasser from West Midlands

Submitted: 04/05/2015 22:51:39 | ID: 115579

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Georgina, Dublin

Vauxhall Tigra

I have a Vauxhall Tigra convertible 05. I like this car so much but since I have encountered problems it drives me mad. My problem with this car is the driver`s side window is not going down anymore. I would appreciate if you could give me an idea which part needs to be changed?

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check the fuses first!! Wind down the passenger window & listen to the noise the window motor makes. Listen to see whether the drivers side makes the same noise, if it does but the window does not go down you need someone to look at the teeth on the motor or whether it has come off the runners. (probably needs a second hand motor or new) If no sound the motor has failed. robin from West Sussex

It could be the reversing relay mounted on the motor. I documented a repair a few years back on when my wife`s Tigra window wouldn`t go down on the site http://www.tigraclub.net This site no longer seems to be up. I probably have the pics I took from the repair if anyone is interested. It`s a straightforward repair if you can solder/desolder. Tom from Clare

Submitted: 13/02/2015 16:19:13 | ID: 111464

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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

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

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ken, Flintshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I have fitted a new thermostat unit to the car . How do I clear an airlock?

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I had same problem, found out plug was not right home colin14110@gmail.com from Clackmannanshire

Submitted: 08/03/2015 10:52:27 | ID: 112955

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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

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

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Monica Burton, England

Vauxhall Meriva

My Meriva life struggles to start and commission light stays on, also seems to lose power. Any ideas what it could be?

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Could be EGR valve stuck open Dave from City of Derby

Submitted: 05/05/2015 10:10:16 | ID: 115589

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lever, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

The blower fan will not turn off even when the ignition is turned off?

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My 2005 Vectra`s blower motor will not turn off even with the ignition switched off? lever from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 07/05/2015 12:03:32 | ID: 115662

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Lee Grant, England

Vauxhall Vivaro 2005

I have a slight knocking under front when driving, it always stays the same. Thought it might be shocks or bushes. Any suggestions?

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Check your top engine/fuel pump mount, mine was doing the same, ended up snapping bolts in the fuel pump bracket mark toal from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 23/03/2011 10:49:15 | ID: 73436

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Valdi, Angus

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi there. I have an issue with my engine overheating. The car was a couple of times in the garage and has been checked for head gasket, I was told that it's fine but the water pump is failing. Changed it but still the same, still keeps overheating. Noticed my exhaust was blocked, car back to garage and fixed. It helped a bit but still overheating but not as fast. The fan kicks in when engine goes over 90°. First couple of times will bring it back to 90 but after while just keeps rising and gets me to code 4, stop the car. At this stage starts spitting coolant through overflow. Any ideas what`s causing the engine to behave like that? (1.4 140PS 2011reg)

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Hi I just bought a Vauxhall Meriva last week and the next day my temp gauge was way up at max, put it back to garage they said it was the temperature sensor, new one fitted no probs since. Hope it helps Ali from Highland

Hi I just bought a Vauxhall Meriva last week and the next day my temp gauge was way up at max, put it back to garage they said it was the temperature sensor, new one fitted no probs since. Hope it helps Ali from Highland

Hi I just bought a Vauxhall Meriva last week and the next day my temp gauge was way up at max, put it back to garage they said it was the temperature sensor, new one fitted no probs since. Hope it helps Ali from Highland

Submitted: 04/05/2015 21:27:05 | ID: 115578

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Michelle, Hampshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi there. I have a 2007 Vauxhall Meriva that has experienced a steering fault, the ESP light comes on unexpectedly and the power steering goes, making it very difficult to steer. I have read there is a common fault with this make of car and don't know what to do. I have had a computer diagnostic test done but it`s showing no faults? What can I do about this as driving with my children in the car is scary! Can anyone help please?

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I too experience this and find it stops instantly by switching the ignition on and off quickly, cures it without any adverse affect. R H Bane from Norfolk

I too experience this and find it stops instantly by switching the ignition on and off quickly, cures it without any adverse affect. R H Bane from Norfolk

All you need is a more powerful battery on your car and this will cure it. katrina from West Yorkshire

All you need is a more powerful battery on your car and this will cure it. katrina from West Yorkshire

Get the mechanics to check the EARTH lead from the power steering and put extra spacers on the connection to the body, ours did the same for months until I noticed it did it more often accelerating hard, braking hard or when the engine was shaken. BAD connection, I told our garage this and they found it was the earth lead connection to the power steering, so they sorted it and since then never had the problem again. Phil from Northumberland

Get the mechanics to check the EARTH lead from the power steering and put extra spacers on the connection to the body, ours did the same for months until I noticed it did it more often accelerating hard, braking hard or when the engine was shaken. BAD connection, I told our garage this and they found it was the earth lead connection to the power steering, so they sorted it and since then never had the problem again. Phil from Northumberland

This is a fault with the Meriva, same thing happened to my daughter, power steering went completely. Vauxhall know about this, get in touch with Vauxhall customer service. They paid for a new steering column to be fitted. Monica Burton from England

Submitted: 22/03/2015 21:05:56 | ID: 113678

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Samantha, City of Nottingham

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi just looking for some advice iv recently had my alloys resprayed and since iv had it back when i go over 50mph my steering wheel is really vibrating......iv had my tracking done and tyre pressures.....just wondered if anyone could possibly have any clue to what it could be??

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Your wheels need to be balanced Peter hardy from South Yorkshire

Your wheels need to be balanced Peter hardy from South Yorkshire

It could be ball joints or track rod ends worn or even wheel bearings. Get it checked as I had the same problem and my nearside track rod end was very bad, if it came off at any speed it would not have been nicenigel carpenter from Cornwall

Submitted: 30/03/2015 14:47:36 | ID: 114075

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peter, Bristol

Vauxhall Movano

2004 vauxhall movano left side indicator light keeps flashing and cannot turn it off any ideas ?

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Hi Pete, to flash it has to get a 'live' supply from somewhere. It sounds like a cable has been damaged and is shorting out OR water has somehow gotten in also causing a short. Is it at random times or continuous? Does it still flash when your ignition is off? If it is either of the above then it's a simple check/clean fix. If it's not, then an auto sparky should fix it for around £30 blahblah from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 03/05/2015 13:54:07 | ID: 115518

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