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Sue Davis, England

Vauxhall Tigra 2007

The roof of my Vauxhall Tigra will not open. When I try the switch nothing at all happens. The automatic boot however works okay. Can anyone give me an idea of what it might be as I don’t want to take it to a garage and get ripped off?

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U need to move the shelf in the boot to upright position and lock it in place Arthur from England

Hi, I had this problem and this may sound daft but it worked for me... Put gear lever in neutral, give it a rattle side to side. Don`t know if there is a sensor to stop any chance of opening roof while in gear? But as i said it worked for me gremlin fix it from England

Hi, did you find out what the problem was please? Tara from Norfolk

Hi, did you find out what the problem was please? Tara from Norfolk

I just had same problem no beeping or any sound when I tried to open it, I did the put it in neutral and wiggle gearstick from side to side and it worked straight away. Weird but it worked! angie from North Yorkshire

If your roof has been working okay until now, you really need to take it to someone who can read the diagnostics to give a clue as to the problem. A friendly garage will charge around £40 for this. There are so many possible causes it is very hard to solve without this information. One common problem is a break in the wire to the hall sensor on the left hand side boot lifter. This can cause strange faults that can affect the roof and or the boot intermittently until the fault becomes permanent. mike from Hertfordshire

Hi, had the same problem, after changing the boot ecu it still had the same intermittent operation, the problem is the door switch, it has little carbon shorting discs inside the switch. Remove the door trim, then remove the switch, then the four small Phillips screws at the bottom of the switch. The bottom prises off to reveal circuit with membrane cover, remove membrane and clean little discs with contact cleaner and tissue. No need to take them out of membrane. Re assemble. The whole job takes an hour and the roof will work perfectly. Save yourself £500 garage bill. Peter Trenholm from Cheshire

Submitted: 31/01/2013 14:18:47 | ID: 92570

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D BEER, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Insignia

On my insignia one of its belts makes a whooshing noise when first started in the morning then it fades away after say 5 minutes.

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Thank you for sharing that info R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/08/2016 09:50:14 | ID: 134583

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Shayne, England

Vauxhall Meriva 2011

What does fault code 16 mean on my Vauxhall Meriva?

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It sounds to me like one of your windows is not shut correctly. Try opening all your windows and closing them again Anthony Jackson from Cheshire

Vrake light failure in manual Carl Hayes from England

Its a light fault. I had it and it was my tail light. Hope this helps gary from Lancashire

Its a light fault. I had it and it was my tail light. Hope this helps gary from Lancashire

It's a brake light Failiure!! Check you bulbs Onasis blackwood from South Yorkshire

A code 16 is that u hv locked your front door on your house b4 opening your car, hope this helps. Donald duck from Bristol

Submitted: 25/06/2012 12:27:14 | ID: 75008

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terry fleet, Surrey

Vauxhall Combo

battery light on dashboard stays on

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Terry.. a choice of possibles... including...battery knackered: alternator knackered; broken leads or connections; poor connections; poor earth; short circuit diverting power. First I'd disconnect battery and get test leads on it.. check for 12.4v or more.. if yes battery prob ok: if no, bin it and replace. Then reconnect leads to batt and check again to get reading and note it. Then start engine and while running, take voltage readings again which should be around 14v. If over 15v the regulator knackered on charging system and risk of exploding battery.. if under 13v, then it could be alternator duff or poor connections including earth strap. Mind you, all this is assuming the belt hasn't gone that drives the alternator. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 22/08/2016 15:26:18 | ID: 134567

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Harold Penny, Dorset

Vauxhall Antara

2013 Antara 37k Milaget gearbox problems with 2nd gear

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A very common problem with Antara gearbox. You could try changing the gearbox oil Castrol Syntran 75W 90 GL4 spec but do not use any Molyslip or other additives in it. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 19/07/2016 17:00:30 | ID: 133652

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Ann Hitchen, Highland

Vauxhall Antara

A fan comes on after the ignition is switched off and runs for 1-2minutes.Is this normal or is it to do with the DPF?.

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The fan can run after engine switched off if it's a warm day or if you've been stuck in stop and go traffic. But it's usually a sign that it needs a DPF regeneration. If you have instant fuel consumption read out (on SE Nav) and you see your MPG has dropped drastically that is another sign. Your handbook tells you how far and how fast you should go to regenerate the DPF Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 31/07/2016 13:19:44 | ID: 133994

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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

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

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mark, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

does anyone know how to take the service indicator light off the dash (yellow light car with spanner through the middle). at last MOT the lad said its just a service reminder. but it comes on after I start the car after about 10 seconds beeps and stays on.

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Press the trip counter till your oil life %appears instead of miles. Then hold down. It will beep and reset to 100. The spanner light will go out Mick Marshall from England

Submitted: 19/08/2016 09:03:21 | ID: 134470

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Hiren, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, I had a problem with my battery couple of months back, had to get it start using jum leads; got battery replaced next day; but to my surprise trip mileage & total mileage count shows three dashes "---" only, rest of the functions are working fine; been to couple of garage's they checked my car using diagnostics softwares but results are clean (just couple of minor warning for door sensor & others) but nothing related to mileage or any relavant parts. before i go to dealer any suggestions ?

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hie, i have the same happen last week and was quoted £600 to replace whole dash but yet no faults found...so i refused to change it and demand they replace as its a manufacture issue out of my control. if you have a fix do share or if you get quoted for less do share too. i will keep you posted on results. good luck hardwin from Gloucestershire

Hi, we all are in the same boat. I gave my car (Vauxhall insignia 2010 model) for full service last week and after the service back home I noticed that the total mileage on the display is "_ _ _" . I took it back to the garage but they don't have any solution. Don't know what to do now. Pls post me if you guys got it fixed. Good luck both. Amar from South Yorkshire

Your battery could be faulty. Had same sort of issue last year. I had AA out and the very nice man tested it and found it was faulty, changed and the problem went!! Rhys Hughes from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Hi, if battery is faulty. I think, it won't display anything but in my case trip mileage, efficiency, available miles for fuel are okay. Only total milage at the bottom is displayed as "_ _ _". Still you think it's due to faulty battery? Amar from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 20/07/2016 17:20:12 | ID: 133681

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Shaun, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

My Vauxhaull insignia cdti Sri battery won't keep its charge I can take it for long drive turn it off then turn it back on to start again straight away but it's flat as a fart and no lights on dash anyone know what's causing this

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get the battery tested for charge holding.. the cheapest option to replace.. then test the alternator output.. but before changing either (or both) check all the contacts are clean and good R Evans from Caerphilly

Will try that thank you Shaun from East Riding of Yorkshire

If AA or RAC member give them a call they will test battery for you. I had the same problem and it was the battery!! Lot cheaper than having a new alternator!!! Battery can be expensive though as they are high current'm Rhys Hughes from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 08/08/2016 18:15:26 | ID: 134209

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lynda burton, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, is there a way to highlight your speed in Kilometers from miles for when you drive abroad .

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You should be able to change it on the info centre. Can't remember the right sequence at the moment as my car is having a service and MOT but will update when I get it back later. Rhys Hughes from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 09/08/2016 17:02:44 | ID: 134230

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oliver, Ireland

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, can anyone help? I have a crackling noise coming from the alternator area. I changed the belt and tensioner but noise still there, no noise when ticking over, only when driving the car? Ta, Olli

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I have the same issue and would like to find out if you managed to resolve the issue, I'm reading on other forums and found something about the alternator and the there are two bushes that push onto the rotor shaft that were faulty so I wonder if you had the same resolution . thanks Tam from Devon

Submitted: 13/05/2015 09:25:46 | ID: 115974

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David, Kent

Vauxhall Meriva

My battery light comes on when driving which causes my speedometer and rev counter to stop working. The gauges come back on intermittantly and service light goes on and off. I've tested the alternator which is giving a constant 14 volts, battery is also good. Checked all my fuses and they are also fine. I suspect my ecu, could this be the fault? If I replace the ecu on my 04 meriva will I need to get any reprogramming done?

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That is 100 % the relay and is a cheap easy fit don't let garage charge u over 100 pound Martin from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 09/08/2016 15:19:45 | ID: 134228

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Margaret Taylor, West Midlands

Vauxhall Tigra

Have had this problem for a while now and only just taken it to the garage to have the problem looked at. My windows do not go down a fraction when opening the door. This happens on both doors. The window also does not go up a fraction when i close the door. Garage put it on diagnostic machine but could not find the fault. have tried all the suggestions about holding the window switch for so many seconds but none of this works... Any ideas would be greatful... I have been told it could be the window switch module?

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Hi Margaret, My daughter has the same problem with her Tigra, did you find out what the problem was? Thanks, Rob. Rob from Derbyshire

This problem happened to my partners car and yes it is the switch module. unfortunately you cannot buy a switch or even the motor on its own. On the up side it is about £150 (from ebay) each side for the entire motor and mechanism and I replaced one on my girlfriend's Tigra in about an hour. Just be very careful to ensure you get the correct side as they are not interchangeable. Andy Lloyd from Hampshire

Submitted: 13/03/2016 23:40:42 | ID: 128978

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Sean, West Midlands

Vauxhall Insignia

I have 3 lights on the dashboard come up simultaneously this morning...ABS in yellow brackets...Service ESP with yellow spanner...& A yellow car with skid marks behind it...Had brakes done 4 months ago..

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This happened to me it turned out i needed a new abs sensor cost me £130 daniel from Herefordshire

Exactly the same happened to me on Vaux Insignia - Diagnostics picked up Glow Plugs 1 and 4 needed replacement. Clive from Angus

Submitted: 22/07/2016 20:52:46 | ID: 133738

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Neil Ramsden, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Astra TwinTop 2007

The roof on my 2007 Vauxhall Astra TwinTop goes down as it should and locks the boot, but when I put the roof up and it is fully closed it does not lock. I cannot lock the boot either. Does anyone have any ideas please? Many thanks.

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Hi, did you find out what the problem was? Mine’s doing the exact thing; when the roof’s back up the boot closes but doesn’t lock back down and lifts up about four inches. However, it’s fine when I put the roof down it and locks back in place. Jamie Silvester from England

Any joy with this? My TT has just developed the same problem - thanks James from Kent

Submitted: 03/05/2013 15:26:31 | ID: 55624

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Jay, Essex

Vauxhall Vivaro

HELP!!!! Vivaro 2008, diesel, Spongy pedal slow brakes not powerful.. Had new discs, pads master cylinder fitted, all brakes been cleaned, bleed with new Brake fluid via nipples. Pedal only goes hard if engine isn't running Otherwise pedal goes soft to floor when pressed,but does return ok.. Been told only leaves servo to be replaced, but unlikely as it's working ... Don't know what way to turn with it !!!!

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Jay, new disks and pads will take some time to bed in and become properly effective. As far as the spongy feeling, depending how 'bad' this is, it may just be a characteristic of modern vehicles.. some transits and merc sprinters.. well you have to put the pedal to the floor to get any response.. but they pass an MOT brake test. And, it does sound like your servo is working fine. Do some miles in it.. at least 50 but over 100 to be sure.. then arrange brake efficiency test.. like at MOT station. R Evans from Caerphilly

Hi jay,my 2008 vivaro is the same,new disks,vauxhall pads,master cylinder,new calipers,been power bleed also and still the f@:;)ing same,been told tonite it could be abs unit or servo.il update when sorted Ian from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 13/03/2016 21:02:12 | ID: 128958

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colin, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Vivaro

vauxhall vivaro 2005 1.9 dti starts every time the engine running but no throttle had new egr on also mass air flow and throttle

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Had one just the same when I diagnosed it, it had already been to a garage and had turbo boost value EGR valve MAP sensor, when I looked at it I could not find anything wrong spent four days on it Luckily my friend owns a reno main dealer he had a look said that the ECU'S were not programmed correctly from factory and they was an upgrade so we had it done and it was OK after that what a night mare. Ian birkett from Yorkshire

Submitted: 03/06/2014 18:53:42 | ID: 96827

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Stuart, Luton

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi there, after having my 2009 Diesel Insignia for 7yrs now, and it just developed its first problem with no warnings. Due for its service tomorrow(Saturday) the problem is it won't start, just had emergency breakdown guy here who started it, I ran the car for 12miles. Got home, turned off engine for 2mins, then tried to start it, which was a no go. What is it, The battery or Altinator 50/50 question. Thx everyone..

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Battery daniel from Herefordshire

Submitted: 05/08/2016 13:32:42 | ID: 134133

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cindy griffiths, Somerset

Vauxhall Insignia

Clutch pedal bottomed out will not come back up, cannot select a gear

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Needs new clutch daniel from Herefordshire

Submitted: 28/07/2016 17:58:06 | ID: 133918

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Phil Beastall, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

My Vauxhall Insignia makes an odd humming sound in two types of situations: - The first is intermittent happens If i use the stop-start function... when the engine switches off, it makes the hum sound for around 2 seconds and then stops. As I say, it doesn't always do it. - The other time it makes this noise is when driving around towns at a lower speed, again only after the engine has been on a while. It will just kick at random points, normally when pulling away, releasing the clutch but it also can start when I change into 2nd and just makes the noise constantly. If I sped up it would stop, but if I brake and come to a stop, often it continues until moving off again. I can't do anything to control the noise, it just has a mind of it's own and will sometimes be short, sometimes be on for a while. It doesn't sound like it's causing damage or that theres a mechnical part catching, there's most likely a genuine reason for what's going on but the noise shouldn't be there. Any ideas?

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Sorry to hijack this post but have you had a reply, mine is doing exactly the same as what you've described. Been happening for a few weeks, booked in to Vauxhall on Friday but I'd like some clue before I get there. Alec from Cardiff

turbo boost valve sensor ... dead easy to change,its on the n/s attached to the slam panel. Two pipes attached which slide off and the power plug which is held in by a spring clip. These valves are around £60 from Vauxhall or even cheaper off ebay (around £40). 10 minute job to fit even for a novice. John Hallam from Somerset

Submitted: 18/07/2016 22:06:30 | ID: 133633

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Robert, Berkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Engine racing away, when it gets to running temperature ! Only way to stop it is to flick the excelerator , is there anyone out there that can help, please ?

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I do , I've had the same problem, and just had it fixed , it happens a lot my mechanic friend tells me !!!! Top right hand side your see a pump black and white with tubes attached , that is your problem will vibrate like crazy . It's a fault Vauxhall is full awair off sorry I can't send pictures Robert from Berkshire

Submitted: 05/07/2016 20:05:10 | ID: 133278

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evans, Bristol

Vauxhall Movano

my 2007 movano has struck in reverse, any ideas

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Gearbox is transverse, so you can get at it through the engine bay, I had a snapped cable and was able to lift the pulley up and put into gear to get me home. Steve from Merseyside

Submitted: 11/06/2016 21:57:41 | ID: 132567

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lawrence, South Africa

Vauxhall Movano

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

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

My 2004 model as the connection for the cup under the steering wheel Steve from Merseyside

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

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Ann, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi I cannot open my boot at all ,no power to it. Tried disconnecting the battery to reset it .still no joy. Tried to open it manually with tool. Just don't know what to do other than take it in for them to look at at Vauxhall.someone suggested putting hydrolic fluid in but don't know where it goes.

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double click on remote unlock it has a deadlock if you click only once boot and passenger door do not open stephen barker from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 25/07/2016 16:32:54 | ID: 133827

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A, Caerphilly

Vauxhall Mokka

The engine would not turn over this morning. I tried in several times at first nothing happened but then the lights on the dash came on but engine not turned over.

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Did this turn out to be a battery problem? Robin Nicholson from Dorset

Submitted: 29/02/2016 13:18:16 | ID: 128323

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Jacqui, Surrey

Vauxhall Tigra

I'm having serious condensation problems with my tigra 55 plate. The boot lid is dripping with condensation, should there be a boot lid liner? Or do you have any idea how to stop this?

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I'd say that you have water in the car somewhere, check the boot, footwells and behind seats, excess water causes condensation... try a pingi (can find them on ebay ) or a portable dehumidifier.. These cars are known for water ingress... good luck! P.s I don't have a boot liner. Lorraine from Leicestershire

I had a similar problem and had my excellent garage on to the problem. They cleared using an airline the drain lines in the boot and we also checked the cills ( which on a previous occasion had got blocked but were cleared) Since then the boot has been fine. I also,in winter, use some of those bag dehumidifiers available on Amazon - buying the one that can be whacked in a microwave. This has worked well to reduce the condensation Robin Nicholson from Dorset

Submitted: 16/01/2016 19:29:09 | ID: 126263

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ian johnson, Redcar and Cleveland

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi My partner has recently bought a 2006 tigra convertible , the previous owner told her he hadn't used the roof in months and it was more likely to be just stuck . i have had a look and tried the roof myself , and i have noticed the following 1) windows move up and down when the doors open and close 2) The boot will only open when i press the button at the rear of the car and will only shut if i hold my finger on the button the the lights flash to show its closed 3) I dont get no beeping noises when trying to operate the roof 4) Cant here any motors trying to work Is there anything else i can check before i take it to a dealership Thanks in advance for any advice given Ian

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Hi my car is the 06 too!! And I've got the exact same problem as you.. Did you find out what is wrong with it? Louise from Scottish Borders

Hi Louise i've had no joy . The car is now at a local garage and they are taking a look fingers crossed it wont be too expensive . ian johnson from Redcar and Cleveland

Hi, it's the battery. We had the same fault, just replaced it with an Lion 075 from Euro Car Parts, £35. Battery needs to be perfect for the roof to work. Try by disconnecting it for 5 mins then reconnecting it (ignore the alarm) If the roof works, that's the cause. Needs three or four restarts after fitting to reset the system. Should sort it. Everything else you describe is normal function. Video on youtube. Steve from Durham

Oddly enough my Tigra has started having issues - for the first time ever we started up and drove for two hours with no dash revs or speed showing, After destination lunch and meeting started up and all normal. But we have also had (as in the thread) some boot issues and we seemed to have rectified this by turning vehicle off, waiting and turning on again. However, it crossed my mind that after 7 years with the original battery- that might be the problem I also have seen, almost by accident, comments about Vauxhall issues being resolved by resetting the milometer button. At first I thought this was slightly daft but about ten people had responded along the same lines Robin Nicholson from Dorset

Submitted: 11/05/2016 22:49:23 | ID: 131429

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gemma, West Midlands

Vauxhall Tigra

Is anyone else having trouble with the car holding on a hill when handbrake fully applied?

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Yes - this happened to me/wife's car. Our excellent garage had, as I recall, to put in a new handbrake line Robin Nicholson from Dorset

Submitted: 02/06/2016 07:45:58 | ID: 132270

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Andy Curtis, England

Vauxhall Vectra 2001

My Vauxhall Vectra cut out last week while I was driving, with no previous warning or lights on the dash. The AA and garage had egr codes come up as a result of a diagnostic check. I have had new egr fitted. Now I get intermittent starting? It starts fine from cold, (no longer cuts out due to egr valve) and if I leave it an hour between journeys will start up, however if the engine is warm/hot it won`t start. Why is this?

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Would like to help but mine is the same as yours. (Vauxhall Vectra 2002 5 door) Mine just stopped dead on a roundabout which is pretty scary, would like to solve this problem can anyone help me or andy to solve this problem? Brenda Kellett from Yorkshire

My vectra 2002 does the same after 1 mile it cuts out. The first couple of times it was local so I left it and went back an hour or so later and it started fine. I took to a local garage and it cut out while I was there. They checked the relay and found it had closed, so thought it was faulty. They ordered a new relay from the dealer, but that didn`t cure the problem. However, I found if you open the relay manually the car will start, so when the ignition is on and relay is opened (I used the tip of a cable tie) you can hear the fuel pump in the rear of the car making a noise, hence the car will start. The relay is closed when the ignition is on, but no noise from rear pump on tank, so the car will not start. Today I drove 80 miles hassle free, no stops, no hiccups. One thing though if you drive and leave the car standing for say several hours with the relay open (live), even if the ignition is off you can hear the pump hence a flat battery if you forget (not funny)! There are two relays, it’s the front one, I only know this because I watched the mechanics like a hawk when they were assessing the fault as I only know th very basics about engines ("Get away?" I hear you say). Most people would find this a pain, but it keeps me on the road until I can afford a main dealer’s rates. The bottom line is why is relay closing after 1 mile, cooling down 1 to 2 hours later? I’ve got this temporary fix down to 10 seconds, it keeps me moving. I would run this by someone in the know, (I will too), but if anyone takes my car they won’t get far! So, EGR valve? Throttle body dirty? I think overheating relay maybe? I’ll watch this space for a cure, but I’m still on the move. Cars hey? Regards. George from Kent

No-one mentioned engine/year? If it's the 2.2 petrol it's time to cry, it'll be the fuel pump as it's VERY common. £1300 dealer job. If it's 1.8 petrol it could just need the throttle body cleaning, dead easy £1.99 gasket and a red hot pin, most garages know both of these common faults. I live close to E. Port ie Vauxhall factory so know a few employees, they are pants! Astra's are worse still, sxi get prob's and idle revving aplenty! Martin from Cheshire

Submitted: 13/12/2012 10:33:45 | ID: 81883

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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

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Siraj, City Of Leicester

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi my question is I have called the AA twice it seems my car is not starting up suddenly my battery goes dead even if I drive all day an half hour I go indoors and the car will not start up the AA jump starts the car and checks the barttery and the alternator they r fine charging up no problems Now it seem when I am driving around I here a noise like a radiator fan it comes on and when I Rev the car it suddenly goes away then when I drive constantly it comes back on again I feel that might be the cause of the battery draining out but I don't no exactly please if you can help me out and try and tell me as to y that is happening and also this noise what is that Many thanks

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Take it to a gargae and put it on the diagnostic machine and it will identify the problem immediately. Probably cost about £50. charlie buckingham from Swansea

if your insignia like mine has the factory battery and is over 5 years old it maybe time to change that. save that £50 because the new battery is a life time guarantee at halfords so as long as you keep the battery in the same car they will always replace if it dies again. after that check fuses for power drain, this is free if you do it yourself by taking them out on at a time. next would be alternator and at this point see a pro. only fix car if you see yourself in it for over 3 years so you make your cash back driving around.... hardwin from Gloucestershire

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siobhan, Dublin

Vauxhall Insignia

Got a new battery put in and now I can't get the mileage back. Will tell me how many miles to empty but total miles gone. Does anyone know how I get it back.

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i have the same issue....if i find a fix i will email asap...but vauxhall quoted me £600 pound to replace but they cant tell me the fault or find it in their tests... hardwin from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 01/06/2016 21:40:48 | ID: 132258

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lee, Middlesex

Vauxhall Vectra

hi if anyone can help .. my Vectra b dash lights are not working since I replaced them with blue lights ...all good before now not working ,,, done this before and had no probs .. ive checked all con with no luck. thanks

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change them back, or turn your blue bulb half a turn. they are not like ordinary bulbs they have a definite live and earth, and the connections are the wrong way around. so the live is getting the earth, and the earth getting the live, doesn;t make any difference with ordinary bulbs but do with led's. jan jenkins from Cardiff

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Christine, Australia

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi there, l have got a problem with the back end on my car ,l have gone through two lots of new tyres which only get 15,000 klms out of them in in less than 12 months. I have had new shockers replaced on the back but has made no difference, there is a dull banging noise every time l go over bumps and the back end seems to jump out to the side over bigger bumps. I have had it to machanics to have a look but they couldn't find anything can you please help me work out what it is. Thankyou.

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Rear wheel bearings , or rear drop links, need changing. jan jenkins from Cardiff

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Stuart, West Lothian

Vauxhall Vectra

How do you know when your gear box is going on my 1.9 vectra just when I am driving the car it need the pedal to the floor then it seems to take time to pull away can some one tell me cheers

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not the gearbox. its the clutch needs changing. jan jenkins from Cardiff

Submitted: 08/03/2016 16:52:55 | ID: 128726

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Amy Brown, New Zealand

Vauxhall Vectra

hi I really need some help... I have had a couple of problems with my car I am looking at getting a new one as soon as I can but for now it will have to do. driving to work this morning as usual and all of a sudden the needles in my dash on all odometers and gauges were flicking up and down... but the car still drove fine it did it a few times but no real problems.. what does this mean?

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apparently its caused by a dry solder connection on the instrument panel. if you are getting rid of the car anyway , leave it. jan jenkins from Cardiff

Submitted: 28/03/2016 23:00:56 | ID: 129608

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Jimmy Aitken, Merseyside

Vauxhall Vectra

I have a 1800 vectra club and on the dash light it shows a bulb shape with a caution symbol in the center ?i have no idea and i have been round all interior and exterior lights please help

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You have a light bulb fail, but you will have to check all of them to find out which bulb has failed, usually the brake light. use a friend to check lights with you cannot be done solo. don't forget reverse light or fog lights. took me ages to find mine as it was a rear fog light. jan jenkins from Cardiff

Submitted: 11/05/2016 17:10:06 | ID: 131419

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Sinead martin, Ireland

Vauxhall Vectra

Have a problem with my 2008 Opel vectra 1.6 petrol,coolant light is on constantly,just this morning i put water Into the coolant container,and saw it empty straight away,checked under car,to see if there was a leak,but saw no Sign of water,afraid to drive car,as last time i went on a short spin i could smell burning.any ideas what this might be?

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If your using that vast amount of water, top the bottle up until you can see it in the bottle then,get your head gasket checked, the water is going somewhere jan jenkins from Cardiff

Submitted: 17/05/2016 12:29:02 | ID: 131616

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Mohamed, Bristol

Vauxhall Vectra

Got Vauxhall vectra 3.0 ,2006 the car get hot boiling water , it's not leaking water either .got to top up water every 2 days some times 1 day ,heating stopped working but it work cold .changed water pump thermostat still same ?help please thanks

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Your thermostat is stuck , needs changing. costs about £60 its a completely sealed unit. had the same with mine when we had the MOT and found it effected the emittion levels as well, as its not telling the ECU the correct temperature. jan jenkins from Cardiff

Submitted: 11/07/2016 18:08:11 | ID: 133442

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