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Colm lindsay, County Down

Vauxhall Insignia

Vehicle has locked itself and we can't open it , batteries on remote have been replaced We tried to open it manually but no joy there either any help would be great thanks

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Door lock inside door has come off small bar clips onto bar inside door Adel from Greater London

Submitted: 28/05/2014 12:29:21 | ID: 96331

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colin, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Vivaro

HELLO, I GOT A VX VIVARO 1.9DCI 2005 THAT SOME TIMES WHEN STARTED HAS NO THROTTLE RESPONSE. YOU CAN PUT THE THROTTLE TO THE FLOOR BUT NOTHING HAPPENS, YOU HAVE TO TURN THE ENGINE ON AND OFF SOMETIMES SEVERAL TIMES THEN THE THROTTLE STARTES BUT IT START EVERY TIME NO PROB HOPE SOME ONE CAN HELP ME AS I NEED IT AS I AM DISABLED

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Sorry, my van is a dti not dci colin from Stoke-on-Trent

Hi, I had the same problem. I found out that`s a fault with these vans, it`s the wirelume. I had to get one which was very hard from scrapyard cause when they get Vivaro vans in they cut the wires off when taking out the engine, so I had to phone around. I ended up buying one for £130, just getting it put in now and hoping should be back on the road asap! If you`re looking to buy new from a dealer it will cost around £580+ VAT. Hope this helps paul from County Londonderry

Submitted: 04/06/2014 15:35:49 | ID: 96897

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Kevin Retchless, Durham

Vauxhall Vectra 2003

When unlocking my 03 Vauxhall Vectra and am trying to start it a padlock symbol appears on the dash and it will not start. I have tried locking the car and attempting again and if I turn the key to position 3 without waiting for the coil light to go out it will sometimes start. Can anyone help me please? (1.9d)

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Hi mate, did you find out why it was doing that coz my 2002 model has started doing it as well Mick Fidler from Northumberland

It would appear to be the immobiliser not recognising the key when inserted in the ignition. I had put a new battery in the fob but that did not solve the problem. I then heard the trick of putting a piece of folded paper or card on top of the battery to force it down onto the contact. So far, touch wood, this appears to have worked Retchless Kevin from Durham

Not an answer exactly but in agreeance with Kevin as we had the same problem and using the ’card’ trick... it solved our problem ’hopefully for a while at least’ thanks... very helpfull!! Foxxy1968 from Northamptonshire

Hi I had this Problem . Padlock symbol on the dash and car wouldn't start. After fiddling for a while the whole key block came out as I retracted the key. I thought oh heck. I stuck key back in the block and then inserted it again and twisted it into place. Then turned the key and Bingo it worked. So check your key block is seated properly before anything else. Hope this helps someone Steve from West Yorkshire

Hi I had this Problem . Padlock symbol on the dash and car wouldn't start. After fiddling for a while the whole key block came out as I retracted the key. I thought oh heck. I stuck key back in the block and then inserted it again and twisted it into place. Then turned the key and Bingo it worked. So check your key block is seated properly before anything else. Hope this helps someone Steve from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 28/09/2012 14:21:38 | ID: 73070

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Terence Grinnell, Lancashire

Vauxhall Antara 2012

I have had my Vauxhall Antara since November 20th 2013. It is new and I have only done 1,300 miles. I have driven off my drive this morning and went to reverse but to my surprise it would not reverse. When I selected reverse and let the clutch out it went forwards instead of backwards, the AA. are on their way. Any ideas, I would love to hear them?

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That happened to me today except I was parked in a bay on an incline and as I went into reverse it went forwards and actually hit a rail before managed to reverse out of the parking bay on the third attempt and the clutch burning. What did the AA say? Ken from West Yorkshire

That happened to me today except I was parked in a bay on an incline and as I went into reverse it went forwards and actually hit a rail before managed to reverse out of the parking bay on the third attempt and the clutch burning. What did the AA say? Ken from West Yorkshire

The exact thing happened to us. We were on a slope and had to use a barrier to get us out and probably burnt the clutch out in the process. Terrible burning smell! Garage have no idea and think it`s driver error!! Have you had any more problems? Stephens from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 27/02/2014 09:34:11 | ID: 62360

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S Mehta , Merseyside

Vauxhall Corsa

My speedometer is erratic. It randomly says I'm doing 60mph when I am stationary and 80mph when I'm Doing 20mph. It happens randomly and for a few days then goes back to normal

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I had the same problem which started about 2 weeks ago. My 2007 Corsa 1.2 started showing 70 mph when doing 30 mph and sticking at 20 mph when the car was parked. I took it to a local Vauxhall dealer, expecting them to identify the problem, instead they ran a diagnostic test (£79) and told me that there was nothing wrong. They didn't seem to try and solve the problem, all they could suggest was replacing the instrument panel at ~£394. At this point I wasn't impressed by the lack of knowledge of the Vauxhall dealership staff (two Vauxhall dealerships in Cheshire suggested the same expensive fix). Instead I checked the web again for any similar problems. I came across a posting which suggested checking the battery. I took my car to my local Halfords, as this was the only garage open in the evening. They checked the status of the battery, which seemed on its way out (original battery, ~7 years old) and I had it replaced. I guessed that it was either spend ~£55 or throw nearly £400 on a new instrument panel with the dealership. Anyway, so far the problem seems to have been fixed. I've been really impressed by the staff at Halfords (Congleton), and annoyed by the Vauxhall staff, who seemed to have missed a simple fix. Next time Vauxhall - spend a little more time checking the obvious things instead of being quick to take a total of nearly £480 from a customer. What annoys me even more is that if it was the battery then replacing the instrument panel would not have fixed the problem. Hope this helps you. S Bush from Cheshire

I had the same problem which started about 2 weeks ago. My 2007 Corsa 1.2 started showing 70 mph when doing 30 mph and sticking at 20 mph when the car was parked. I took it to a local Vauxhall dealer, expecting them to identify the problem, instead they ran a diagnostic test (£79) and told me that there was nothing wrong. They didn't seem to try and solve the problem, all they could suggest was replacing the instrument panel at ~£394. At this point I wasn't impressed by the lack of knowledge of the Vauxhall dealership staff (two Vauxhall dealerships in Cheshire suggested the same expensive fix). Instead I checked the web again for any similar problems. I came across a posting which suggested checking the battery. I took my car to my local Halfords, as this was the only garage open in the evening. They checked the status of the battery, which seemed on its way out (original battery, ~7 years old) and I had it replaced. I guessed that it was either spend ~£55 or throw nearly £400 on a new instrument panel with the dealership. Anyway, so far the problem seems to have been fixed. I've been really impressed by the staff at Halfords (Congleton), and annoyed by the Vauxhall staff, who seemed to have missed a simple fix. Next time Vauxhall - spend a little more time checking the obvious things instead of being quick to take a total of nearly £480 from a customer. What annoys me even more is that if it was the battery then replacing the instrument panel would not have fixed the problem. Hope this helps you. S Bush from Cheshire

Submitted: 20/07/2014 09:04:48 | ID: 100024

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Glen, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Vivaro

Can anyone help me with order of trim clips to moulding of side door?

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ebay .... couple of quid. easy to find, takes 11 - twist 90 degrees and remove old ones. Ed from Yorkshire

Ebay .... couple of quid. easy to find, takes 11 - twist 90 degrees and remove old ones. Ed from Yorkshire

Submitted: 30/05/2014 17:48:29 | ID: 96540

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Jim.brosnan, Essex

Vauxhall Meriva

The mileage numbers have disappeared off the screen?

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hi there this happened to myself not so long ago you need to replace the dashboard lights fairly easy to do as you just unscrew a few screws and off comes the dashboard you can also change the coulor of your lights on your dash if you wish i changed mine to blue looks good rory from Aberdeenshire

hi there this happened to myself not so long ago you need to replace the dashboard lights fairly easy to do as you just unscrew a few screws and off comes the dashboard you can also change the coulor of your lights on your dash if you wish i changed mine to blue looks good rory from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 15/06/2014 20:35:26 | ID: 97749

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angel, City of York

Vauxhall Vivaro

hello,i just want to knof if my vivaro 1.9 cdti , 2005, has solid or dual mass flywheel.thank you.

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all trafic,vivaro etc have solid flywheels apparently anthony c from Ireland

all trafic,vivaro etc have solid flywheels apparently anthony c from Ireland

Submitted: 22/05/2014 10:29:47 | ID: 95918

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Linzi, West Sussex

Vauxhall Corsa

My alternator needs changing. Will a 2000 Corsa alternator fit and is it best to rev from top or bottom of the engine?

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I have an 02 plate Corsa Linzi from West Sussex

Submitted: 23/07/2014 23:51:08 | ID: 100256

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Tony, Worcestershire

Vauxhall Vectra

My central locking is working, it seems not to put on the double lock, however I cannot get the petrol flap open, it seems to have locked when I double locked it, but unable to unlock. All doors lock and unlock fine - Any views, need to go on a long journey, only have petrol for one way. Any help would be appreciated.

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The lock for the fuel flap can be accessed by removing some of the trim in the boot on the same side as the flap. From there you can manually open the lock and disconnect the wiring. I had to disconnect mine, on a Vectra B hatchback. Alternatively the wiring may have come loose and you can reconnect it. Mark from Greater London

The lock for the fuel flap can be accessed by removing some of the trim in the boot on the same side as the flap. From there you can manually open the lock and disconnect the wiring. I had to disconnect mine, on a Vectra B hatchback. Alternatively the wiring may have come loose and you can reconnect it. Mark from Greater London

Submitted: 19/07/2014 00:41:19 | ID: 99957

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John Beards, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Meriva 2008

My Vauxhall Meriva`s intermittent hazard lights start on their own and the dashboard hazard switch won`t turn them off. If I disconnect the battery terminal and reconnect the battery this then resets it. As other people seem to have had this problem is it a common fault? (1.4 design)

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Common software problem. Simple fix is to press and hold the hazard switch in place then, without taking your finger off the hazard switch, turn the ignition on and start the car. Release the hazard switch and they should then stop flashing and all is reset. Easier than disconnecting the battery. Conrad Jones from Swansea

Had the same problem, but holding the button to reset doesn’t work for me. The answer was to get into the fuse box and remove the bottom left fuse (the fuse for the cars ECU). Plug it back in after a few seconds and everything is reset and the hazards lights stop. This worked for a 2006 1.6 model. Tony Morton from Sussex

After a long journey with no problems, went back out to my 08 reg 1.6 and found the hazard lights flashing and unable to turn them off. Removed the fuse which controls the hazard lights to stop them flashing, but when I put it back after a few seconds they still kept flashing. Left the fuse out overnight to save the battery. Looked on the internet next morning and found this site. Went out to try the suggestion of holding the hazard switch while starting the car, but when I put the fuse back in, everything was back to normal. Brian Cash from Gloucestershire

After a long journey with no problems, went back out to my 08 reg 1.6 and found the hazard lights flashing and unable to turn them off. Removed the fuse which controls the hazard lights to stop them flashing, but when I put it back after a few seconds they still kept flashing. Left the fuse out overnight to save the battery. Looked on the internet next morning and found this site. Went out to try the suggestion of holding the hazard switch while starting the car, but when I put the fuse back in, everything was back to normal. Brian Cash from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 10/06/2013 12:07:18 | ID: 58426

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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

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

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grahamwhittle, Cardiff

Vauxhall Zafira

could you tell me where hje radiator blee valve is located so i could reuce the coolant level in the expansion tank

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The coolant drain plug is located on the bottom right hand side(sitting in the car) of the radiator. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 21/07/2014 13:11:17 | ID: 100093

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Bill Bailey, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Corsa

My car engine keeps cutting out when I pull up at a road junction or traffic lights and occasionally the engine tachometer fluctuates of its own accord even when my foot is off the accelerator. My garage has not ben able to solve the problem as yet. Any clues, please. Bill

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Crankshaft sensor can cause this without flagging up a trouble code. I've seen it a few times. gary from Merseyside

Submitted: 20/07/2014 21:07:19 | ID: 100063

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Dean, Cardiff

Vauxhall Corsa

Why does my sidelight come on wen I press my brake?

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A wrong bulb fitted in another light. Likely be a single filament/contact flasher bulb fitted in the stop/tail twin contact bulbholder. gary from Merseyside

Submitted: 11/06/2014 23:12:05 | ID: 97460

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carrie, South Ayrshire

Vauxhall Corsa

Hi ive had my 51 plate corsa for a year and a half and has been running fine its had the timing chain and new fan belt fitted january this year at 81000 miles its at 86000 now and was running fine up until a couple of days ago just after the oil temp switch getting replaced because it was leaking (been changed 3 times now tho dont think this is the cause of the problem) i went to drive it and seemed normal until the engine het up just b4 80 on th temp gauge then the car started to shudder and reving itself and i had to nurse it home stayin at 15 mph and in second gear i managed to get it to the garage in the morning when the engine was still cold bt once it het up and started doing it again. The mechanic put his machine on it and it said there was a fault with the egr valve and the air flow meter both have been replaced now with new 1s along with a new coil pack, spark plugs and fuel filter as well as the throttle body been removed and cleaned seems to be running aliitle bit better bt still hunting in first and second gear but its allowing u to drive through it till 3rd and 4th gear the mechanics are baffled by it as its still coming up on th fault reader as the egr valve and air flow meter but both have been replaced with the same kind so dont have a clue wot else to get checked would be greatfull for any ideas thanks in advance

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Try a crankshaft sensor. I fixed a corsa combo van and Astra were the sensor was being affected by temperature. The combo didn't even have any fault codes displayed! The Astra did and was cutting out when hot,the combo wouldn't start when warm about 55degreesC,but would start hot@90degC or cold. Yours may be breaking down+cheap to replace. That's assuming the parts you have had replaced have been replaced ,if so its not impossible for them to be faulty but very unlikely+very bad luck. A faulty Egr will impact the MAF sensor performance/parameters as well. Sounds like you need a more experienced diagnosis man+not a fit new parts cos that's what the codes say type dude. gary from Merseyside

Try a crankshaft sensor. I fixed a corsa combo van and Astra were the sensor was being affected by temperature. The combo didn't even have any fault codes displayed! The Astra did and was cutting out when hot,the combo wouldn't start when warm about 55degreesC,but would start hot@90degC or cold. Yours may be breaking down+cheap to replace. That's assuming the parts you have had replaced have been replaced ,if so its not impossible for them to be faulty but very unlikely+very bad luck. A faulty Egr will impact the MAF sensor performance/parameters as well. Sounds like you need a more experienced diagnosis man+not a fit new parts cos that's what the codes say type dude. gary from Merseyside

Submitted: 18/07/2014 19:27:53 | ID: 99933

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Debbie, Flintshire

Vauxhall Astra

Hi, I have an 2005 1.6 Astra Club and have had nothing but problems with it!! I have recently had to have a new RCU fitted, a new clutch in May last year, a new steering pump etc, etc. My car is now seriously juddering when I first drive the car in the morning, mainly in 1st and 2nd gear and when I reverse. Could you please tell me what the problem could be? Is it possible that I may need and oil change, filter etc.

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hi mate did you get your car sorted? because im having exactly the same problem mate i spent £500 on it already on different stuff and every garage i take it to just dont know please let me know if you sorted it or not and what the problem was.thanks mash from Nottinghamshire

hi mate did you get your car sorted? because im having exactly the same problem mate i spent £500 on it already on different stuff and every garage i take it to just dont know please let me know if you sorted it or not and what the problem was.thanks mash from Nottinghamshire

hi mate did you get your car sorted? because im having exactly the same problem mate i spent £500 on it already on different stuff and every garage i take it to just dont know please let me know if you sorted it or not and what the problem was.thanks mash from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 22/06/2014 11:43:14 | ID: 98225

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steve, Cheshire

Vauxhall Combo

Where is the diesel pump situated?

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Lift back and fits in to the cam belt you will only see the top Steve Owen from Cornwall

Lift back and fits in to the cam belt you will only see the top Steve Owen from Cornwall

Submitted: 03/07/2014 22:50:53 | ID: 98919

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Ste mcconnell, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Insignia

I noticed when I put my wheels on full lock to the left and the right going backwards and forwards that it makes quite a loud creaking noise i can only describe it as when you close a door and it creaks I've had a look can't see any signs off any rubbing anywhere and it does it more when wet has anyone had anything like this or have any clue ?

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Yes I have the same problem!!! Mechanic couldn't see anything either. Mine is a 2010 diesel ecoflex model. Maura from Ireland

Yes I have the same problem!!! Mechanic couldn't see anything either. Mine is a 2010 diesel ecoflex model. Maura from Ireland

I got told by Vauxhall dealer that is normal. But mine was more a clunk than a creak. Chris. from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 07/05/2014 21:29:45 | ID: 95218

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matt, East Sussex

Vauxhall Insignia

We brought a Insignia in Jan 2013 it had 24k on the clock we have done 10,000 miles in the last 15 months, yesterday we took back to our brokers Eastbourne motors and they informed us it needs a new gear box, does anyone know where we stand legally as i dont think 34,000 miles is alot on a vehicle to have its gearbox replaced at a cost of £3000!!!! Any advice would be much appreciated as we dont have £3000. With regards, Matt

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go to vauxhall up to 3years old cars you get varanty ,they defineaitly have to change it for free donatas from Antrim

go to vauxhall up to 3years old cars you get varanty ,they defineaitly have to change it for free donatas from Antrim

As donatas suggested it should still be under warranty if it was passed over to you. I believe you have to get it done rather than it just happen when you buy the car. If not; legally there is little you can do. If purchased under 6 months ago and a reasonable mileage (about 3K, but I did succeed in court at 5K as it was reported sooner) You should be able to argue that 34K is no distance for a gearbox, and therefore would be a manufacturing issue. . They will of course blame the way you drive. You could try contacting Vauxhall UK. They are not as bad as the dealerships. Ask the question how long they should last, and go from there. But its more a hit and hope than any sure answer. Chris. from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 13/05/2014 14:56:26 | ID: 95467

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jason, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi i have a 3month old vauxhall insignia sri 2ltr diesel 163psi 2014 vx line model and i'm having trouble with it as it keeps cutting out at junctions changing down from second to first it also has start stop eco function its like thats cutting in but its not cause i still have my clutch in anyone else had a problem pls has ive almost been killed today it cut out across a very busy junction its happend 3or four times now its booked to go into the vxh garage but just asking for any advise

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If its only 4 months old (now) I would be taking it back. (even if second hand) you are protected by the sales of goods act 1979, (section 14) unfit for purpose and not of satisfactory condition. For brand new, take it back. You may have to be prepared to leave it there, with keys and reject the vehicle. (you can get a standard rejection letter from the web, just google it, change the details etc. ) Chris. from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 05/06/2014 17:42:33 | ID: 96990

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bill, Middlesex

Vauxhall Insignia

I have an insignia with a message coming up "Service Parking Assist" . parking sensors are not working again. is this common problem?

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Got the same issue, (2009 SE) whenever I take it to Vauxhall they say they cant see a problem. The sound (continuous beep rather than beep beep) also stays on even when the car is off, locked etc. Chris. from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 13/06/2014 23:41:09 | ID: 97635

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Sonia, Conwy

Vauxhall Insignia

Can I put a Diesel engine in my petrol car I need more power to pull a caravan ?

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Yes, but don't. It`s more hassle than it`s worth. Not only do you have to consider engine and fuel, but there are brakes etc that will need to be checked are okay. You could spend as much on changing it than you would getting another car. Converting to LPG maybe a cheaper option, but I`m not sure if that will give you more power. You can also get your car`s ECU remapped. That may be more suitable and a lot less grief. Chris. from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 12/07/2014 21:42:06 | ID: 99528

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Andy, Lancashire

Vauxhall Combo

On a ten mile journey my temperature gauge goes high and my van is loosing around one litre of water each day, also there is black oil and sludge in my engine coolant bottle is this my oil cooler ? or my oil pressure relief valve ?

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Head gasket I would think. Jim Begg from Perth and Kinross

Oil cooler is leaking oil into coolant Lee from Longford

Submitted: 13/06/2014 08:04:42 | ID: 97587

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Simone Bright, Essex

Vauxhall Astra TwinTop 2010

Hi. The roof of my Vauxhall Astra TwinTop will not click into place when I am trying to put the top up. I am also not able to open the boot. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Try and replace the battery in the car and also in the key fob robbie from Merseyside

Submitted: 01/04/2014 15:39:29 | ID: 93804

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Samuel Akrofi , Ghana

Vauxhall Zafira

Pls my 2002 Opel zafira when u start it starts but u cannot accelerate a car with a spanner comes on the dash board it have diagnose but no code found what is the problem?

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Change the fuel filter Nana from Ghana

Submitted: 01/06/2014 22:49:27 | ID: 96684

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Dave, Durham

Vauxhall Zafira

my wife ran out of diesel the car was filled and re started we now have a lack of power and spanner light on changed the filter etc still in limp mode please anyone help thanks in advance Dave

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Change the diesel filter and everything will be fine. I had the same problem. Wish you well Nana from Ghana

Submitted: 04/07/2014 21:57:44 | ID: 98983

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Martin, East Sussex

Vauxhall Astra

I just wanted to know what the general consumption (petrol) was with a 5 door Hatch?

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Average om my 2005 1.6 enjoy. I get about 13.3km per liter petrol wilhelm de kock from South Africa

Submitted: 17/06/2014 08:52:16 | ID: 97864

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chris, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, my Zafira 2.0 dti 05 plate takes abut 20 to 30 seconds to start from cold and when it does it sounds as if it misfires and smells as if it is running rich until it warms up after about 3 to 4 minutes, then it runs fine. Any ideas?

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Possibly the glow plugs, one or more want replacing. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 14/07/2014 08:26:11 | ID: 99630

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Sam, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, baffled! Was driving along when the battery light came on power went so pulled over. Car now won't start. All electrics seem to be working. Tried to jump start it but nothing. Towed it home, the speedo dials, rev counter and petrol gauge don't move. Any ideas? 5 days ago my car wouldn't unlock with key fob could this be anything to do with it?

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Howdy, had exactly the same with mine apart from the keyfob episode, googled it, I remember exactly but a specific 1st thing of turning ignition switch and re setting trip milometer at same time did the trick, hope it works for you too. Best of luck, Roger Roger Lewis from Lancashire

Howdy, had exactly the same with mine apart from the keyfob episode, googled it, I remember exactly but a specific 1st thing of turning ignition switch and re setting trip milometer at same time did the trick, hope it works for you too. Best of luck, Roger Roger Lewis from Lancashire

Submitted: 06/07/2014 11:49:56 | ID: 99064

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Jon Wiseman, Germany

Vauxhall Vectra

When does the Cam belt need changing?

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Opel/Vauxhall say 100.000 miles and change the water pump also you can change thermostat housing but are pricey lorraine mccarthy from Ireland

Submitted: 03/06/2014 22:13:18 | ID: 96844

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barry, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Corsa

The exhaust emission light is continuously on. It passed an M.O.T. yesterday so the emissions must be ok.The vehicle has been standing for about 3 months, could this contribute to the problem.

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Tap the dashboard on the plastic bit near the speedo or rev bit when ignition is on keri from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 12/07/2014 10:17:25 | ID: 99503

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anna, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, I have a 54 plate 1.6 Meriva. With error code p0230. It runs till engine warms to normal temp, then it just switches off and won't start till its cooled again. Any suggestions how to fix this fault? I've read it is the fuel pump relay circuit - So how do I go about fixing this? What do I need to replace?

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Hi Anna , I'm assuming that you haven't worked on any vehicles before. The problem is your head gasket that has gone. I'm From South Africa and it cost me R280, also your cars head will have to be Skimmed (shaved). Best that i would suggest is if it is under warranty take it back to them. Good luck Craig Craig from South Africa

Hi Anna , I'm assuming that you haven't worked on any vehicles before. The problem is your head gasket that has gone. I'm From South Africa and it cost me R280, also your cars head will have to be Skimmed (shaved). Best that i would suggest is if it is under warranty take it back to them. Good luck Craig Craig from South Africa

Hi, no I haven't but my dad is a mechanic and said by the sound of it, it could be a possible ecu failure and that it is a common fault on these cars. I will be sending the ecu off to be checked soon, if my new fuel pump relay doesn't fix the problem. When it finally arrives. P0230 is fuel pump primary circuit malfunction - so how do you figure it's my head gasket that's gone? Thanks anna from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 04/07/2014 16:52:42 | ID: 98953

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Mick Bennet, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hello all! Does anyone know the location and how to fit a cabin filter please? Thank you!

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when you open the front hood remove the weather strip by the windshield wiper there is a lid right there pull it up and there is your cabin filter gary from Bahamas, The

when you open the front hood remove the weather strip by the windshield wiper there is a lid right there pull it up and there is your cabin filter gary from Bahamas, The

Submitted: 09/07/2014 11:52:42 | ID: 99314

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Mark blackburn, East Sussex

Vauxhall Antara

Driving speed around 50-60 mph and hear a droning noise from wheels the noise does not change on different roads old or new anyone please can you help

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Took car to Vauxhall said it was the tyres so I found the fault myself and replaced the rear wheel bearing and no noise now Mark blackburn from East Sussex

Submitted: 26/05/2014 22:12:07 | ID: 96213

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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

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

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Andrew Robinson, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra 2001

Every time I switch my Vauxhall Vectra`s lights on the rear fog lights come on and the symbol illuminates on the dash. The problem is they won’t turn off, the switch doesn’t seem to work and short of removing the fuse or bulbs I’m at a loss. Any ideas? (SRI 130)

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This is likely to be a bad earth or connection at the rear lamps causing the power to ’leak’ into the other lamps. Disconnect, clean and WD40 (lightly) the connectors to both rear lights, including any earth wires from the lamp to the body. You can add a separate earth wire from one of the lamps black wire to the body to check if it is an earth problem, if so you can either trace the bad earth connection or leave the extra earth wire in place! Stephen Powell from England

Vauxhall Vectra symbol illuminates on the dash, check rear fog light. But on checking and replacing all bulbs which all are working just fine the symbol still stays on i had a friend check with a meter which read high wattage i have check and cleaned all plugs and wiring david cunningham from East Sussex

Vauxhall Vectra symbol illuminates on the dash, check rear fog light. But on checking and replacing all bulbs which all are working just fine the symbol still stays on i had a friend check with a meter which read high wattage i have check and cleaned all plugs and wiring david cunningham from East Sussex

Submitted: 25/10/2012 11:42:07 | ID: 66571

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John, Surrey

Vauxhall Combo

Sometimes when I turn the ignition key all I get is a sort of clicking noise, it seems to happen more when the engine is hot. It is happening more and more lately. Any ideas? Thanks

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Hi, have a vaxhall cobo 1.7 2007 year. Was driving van started pulling pulled over turned van off then would not switch back on any idea would this could be? Thank u Zina from Hertfordshire

Hi, have a vaxhall cobo 1.7 2007 year. Was driving van started pulling pulled over turned van off then would not switch back on any idea would this could be? Thank u Zina from Hertfordshire

Others on the net point to the starter time relay or the water temperature sensor which is a pert of the starting system. Dave from Lancashire

Submitted: 30/06/2014 20:33:50 | ID: 98751

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Rick, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Combo

Where is the charge relay located for this vehicle ? (Isuzu engine) it's not behind either left or right foot wells , behind the glove box or behind the dash! It's driving me mad, Charge light intermittent, battery charging now and then, wire run from alternator directly to battery, this proved alternator was charging, now it shows it's not. Revs sit at 1k now and then too.

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The relays are behind the drivers right footwell kick panel. Be careful taking it off as you may end up breaking the bonnet release handle. There are two relays there one for time and the other for amount of charge in volts. hope this helps. Dave from Lancashire

The relays are behind the drivers right footwell kick panel. Be careful taking it off as you may end up breaking the bonnet release handle. There are two relays there one for time and the other for amount of charge in volts. hope this helps. Dave from Lancashire

The relays are behind the drivers right footwell kick panel. Be careful taking it off as you may end up breaking the bonnet release handle. There are two relays there one for time and the other for amount of charge in volts. hope this helps. Dave from Lancashire

Submitted: 25/06/2014 12:52:54 | ID: 98429

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john, Kent

Vauxhall Insignia

My headlamp main beam stopped working so I purchased a new bulb but it still wouldn`t work. I took it to a Vauxhall garage, they did a test and the relay showed to be faulty - £240 but what can you do so I said go ahead. New relay switch was put in and no fault diagnosed but still it did not work so I was told it must be the headlamp £600. This I thought was a joke and said that I could not afford that and to put it all back the way it was. decided to look for part myself and then have it fitted. I found a part but when I picked up the car the Vauxhall garage said that they did not know if this was the problem and now I have to decide whether to go ahead and spend £300 and if it doesn`t work lose it, or go with the Vauxhall garage and risk having to pay £600 if this is it or more if it is something else. Also now the old relay switch is back it is showing no fault. Does some-one know what other fault could be causing this? All other lights on the headlight are working, only dipped beam is not.

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My advice would be to go to an auto electrician who can do a full wire check on cables an light. Peter from Lancashire

i had a simular problem matey with my head lights staying on permantly . i eventually tracked the fault down to the main fuse box ,had to change the whole thing as everything is sealed on the boards .believe me this will be your problem .try and get one second hand as easy to fit yourself ......vauxhall charge a couple of hundred to fit .cannot remember now however if the part has to be reprogrammed to the car ...you will have to find this out before you buy sorry. h shaw from Germany

i had a simular problem matey with my head lights staying on permantly . i eventually tracked the fault down to the main fuse box ,had to change the whole thing as everything is sealed on the boards .believe me this will be your problem .try and get one second hand as easy to fit yourself ......vauxhall charge a couple of hundred to fit .cannot remember now however if the part has to be reprogrammed to the car ...you will have to find this out before you buy sorry. h shaw from Germany

hi guys thanks for the answere's have had all wire checked and power going to the headlamp but then stops. ordered new headlamp and this morning they fitted it. guess what still does not work. how can this be. all the power to the lamp, new lamp bulbs checked and work. does the car have to be reprogrammed for this? last step is to part exchange (lose money). vauxhall does not want to know (typically) because of high mileage!!!!!!! help is greatly appreciated. john from Kent

Submitted: 13/06/2014 09:02:41 | ID: 97589

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