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Anthony Guinivan, Blackpool

Vauxhall Astra

hiya hope you can help,while driving my car i can hear a clicking sound coming from the back of the car .I have checked the car to no avail, please could you help me ,email me please if you can help thank you

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Hi, I'm afraid I don't have an answer; just a similar problem. Have you had any joy with finding an answer? I have a clicking noise from my offside. It sounds a bit like a lolly stick in a bicycle wheel. Possibly rear but I'm not sure. I've been told it could be something like a stone caught in the braking mechanism. I have yet to have the thing investigated properly but will update you if I find out anything more. Regards Stel Stel from Greater London

Hi, I'm afraid I don't have an answer; just a similar problem. Have you had any joy with finding an answer? I have a clicking noise from my offside. It sounds a bit like a lolly stick in a bicycle wheel. Possibly rear but I'm not sure. I've been told it could be something like a stone caught in the braking mechanism. I have yet to have the thing investigated properly but will update you if I find out anything more. Regards Stel Stel from Greater London

Submitted: 28/07/2014 18:24:45 | ID: 100508

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gail, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

Help please my insignia is coming up service soon I was driving at 70-80 miles an hour and and my car started to loose power it eventually came back now I have engine management light come on the dash board which when I read the manual said was to do with emissions could it be I just need to get it serviced or is it more serious I have only had the car for 8 months any advice would be really helpful as being a woman I don't want to get ripped off thanks

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Update to above I have a 2009 insignia 160 exclusive 2ltr cdti automatic gail from Lancashire

I've just had this problem whilst touring on holiday. The turbo intercooler hose was split causing the power loss. This causes the DPF to get blocked. The hose was changed, there's a shortage of these, and the DPF was cleaned. I just drove it home from Sweden after a 3 week wait and it was fine. If you keep driving it, you could cause expensive parts to fail. Good luck! C. Webster from Kent

I've just had this problem whilst touring on holiday. The turbo intercooler hose was split causing the power loss. This causes the DPF to get blocked. The hose was changed, there's a shortage of these, and the DPF was cleaned. I just drove it home from Sweden after a 3 week wait and it was fine. If you keep driving it, you could cause expensive parts to fail. Good luck! C. Webster from Kent

Submitted: 29/08/2014 23:08:36 | ID: 102335

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Ann, Cumbria

Vauxhall Meriva

Hello, When I am braking (not all the time) the pedal seems to jump as it gives the sensation as though its an electric shock. Any idea what it can be?

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If it feels like a road drill under your foot it may be the anti-lock braking mechanism working. This happens any time one wheel is not rotating (locked up) when the others are turning. It usually means that there is a patch of ice or oil on the road and that wheel isn't gripping. John from West Midlands

If it feels like a road drill under your foot it may be the anti-lock braking mechanism working. This happens any time one wheel is not rotating (locked up) when the others are turning. It usually means that there is a patch of ice or oil on the road and that wheel isn't gripping. John from West Midlands

Submitted: 30/08/2014 16:59:11 | ID: 102371

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Andrew Mitchell, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Corsa

I have had my car taken into the garage - the engine would turn over bit it would not fire. There were no warning lights on the dash. There is fuel getting to the engine and pressure. The garage has told me the ECU has burnt out - bearing in mind this has happened overnight, with the car parked up for 11 (ish) hours. It worked fine the night before - no problems - no warning lights - nothing felt weird - drove as normal. Is this possible?

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i had same problem same thing parked it up next day nothing..... the garage tryed alsorts and as the bill was riseing by the hour i decided to ask a retired macanic on the off chance ..... he walked up to car took out the ecu then droped it from a height of his waist plugged it back in and she fired strait away........and dident cost me a penny.........????????????? stuart from Kent

i had same problem same thing parked it up next day nothing..... the garage tryed alsorts and as the bill was riseing by the hour i decided to ask a retired macanic on the off chance ..... he walked up to car took out the ecu then droped it from a height of his waist plugged it back in and she fired strait away........and dident cost me a penny.........????????????? stuart from Kent

Submitted: 04/07/2014 16:28:25 | ID: 98950

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Myra McHugh, Lancashire

Vauxhall Agila 2010

I have found the bonnet catch inside my Vauxhall Agila but where is the release catch under the bonnet?

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the catch is aprox in the middle of the bonnet just lift bonnet slightly slide your hand or fingers along till you feel catch ok hope this helps t game from Buckinghamshire

the catch is aprox in the middle of the bonnet just lift bonnet slightly slide your hand or fingers along till you feel catch ok hope this helps t game from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 18/02/2014 09:48:43 | ID: 62184

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Steve Smith, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

I have an Insignia 2.0 CDTi SRi tourer and less than a year ago had a new set of glow plus fitted following repeated warning 'Service Vehicle Soon' on the dash. After driving on the motorway today in very heavy rain the car lost power for the rest of the 30 mile journey. Could one of the new glow plugs have developed a fault? After leaving the car for an hour or so, I now get the Service Soon message but powe seems to have returned to normal! Can anyone help?

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In my experence a faulty glow plug will not affect peformance, only the starting of the vehicle. The only job the glow plug does is to make the first injection of diesel into a vapour to aid the car's first "bang" so to say.Apart from getting it plugged up to a computer to see if there are any fault readings and depending on the mileage it could be a number of things, blocked EGR valve etc.If the problem does not come back I wouldn`t worry. Lee from South Yorkshire

Just a slight correction to previous answer, the glow plugs are pressure sensing and work on and off as you drive to help with emmissions so not like the old style plugs hope this helps jim jim wright from County Down

Just a slight correction to previous answer, the glow plugs are pressure sensing and work on and off as you drive to help with emmissions so not like the old style plugs hope this helps jim jim wright from County Down

Submitted: 17/08/2014 17:08:28 | ID: 101656

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Mike Smith, West Sussex

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, I recently took delivery of my 2014 Meriva. I notice then when I indicate left, the front day lights on the left goes out, until I turn the indicator off. The same happens when I turn right. Is this correct Thanks Mike.

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It is correct. Many other cars with daytime running lights do the same, one reason is it allows the indicator to be seen properly. Charlie from West Sussex

Submitted: 25/08/2014 12:57:38 | ID: 102078

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Geoff, North East Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Combo

Just got my first van for a o2plate very good condition. For its age,one or two bits to do on it but happy . The problem I have with it is am getting water in the footwell which also drips through the glove box but can not find out wear it's coming from can you help need two get this sorted before the bad weather comes thanks

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I had the same problem. I used to hear water sloshing about in the bulkhead and pouring in behind the glove box. Turned out to be the seal around the plastic box where all the wiring enters the bulkhead on the passenger side. I just sealed it up with silicone, never leaked since eddie from Essex

I had the same problem. I used to hear water sloshing about in the bulkhead and pouring in behind the glove box. Turned out to be the seal around the plastic box where all the wiring enters the bulkhead on the passenger side. I just sealed it up with silicone, never leaked since eddie from Essex

Hi there is normally 2 drainage holes under the bonnet near bottom of window screen if one or both are blocked with leaves and other debris the water that comes off your roof and window screen when it rains will find the next easiest route to escape and thats how it ends up inside the car. So just give them a clean out and all will be fine Danny from Lincolnshire

Hi there is normally 2 drainage holes under the bonnet near bottom of window screen if one or both are blocked with leaves and other debris the water that comes off your roof and window screen when it rains will find the next easiest route to escape and thats how it ends up inside the car. So just give them a clean out and all will be fine Danny from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 13/08/2014 21:08:32 | ID: 101438

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Catherine, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Having had problems with my car last week (missing and juddering, lack of power) we had it fixed at local garage and turned out to be edr valve all clogged up with carbon. Has been fine since, if still a little juddery at times when going through the gears. been out today and i have a service light come on and speed restricted. we only had it serviced last week!! Any ideas please?

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was the spark plugs changed? my 09 did same after service they had not changed spark plugs. only routine after 60,000 miles was told. jay from Kent

Hi I had the same problem. It was the turbo pipe. It seems they used bad parts and they are splitting on all insignias. There are 19000 of them on order in Europe. Audrey Moore from Ireland

Hi I had the same problem. It was the turbo pipe. It seems they used bad parts and they are splitting on all insignias. There are 19000 of them on order in Europe. Audrey Moore from Ireland

Submitted: 09/08/2014 12:55:26 | ID: 101204

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c.greggan, Highland

Vauxhall Combo

Left handsideindicators stay on when turning left indicatorson left side stay on when central locking is done with van key

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Anyone know the problem?c.greggan from Highland

Submitted: 23/08/2014 16:12:45 | ID: 101992

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James Brown, England

Vauxhall Meriva 2004

F comes up on my Vauxhall Meriva dashboard and the car won’t start - does anyone know what this might signify?

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Hi. I don’t have an answer to your problem, but I have the same problem and hoping that you have found a solution? I will come look here to see if you have found the problem, or if you can email me, I will appreciate it: thysheyns@mweb.co.za Thank you very much Thys Heyns from South Africa

It happened to me. AA fixed it - both brake lights had blown. Replaced bulbs and car started working. Hope I was helpful Fred Hollingworth from Yorkshire

I had it fixed. An auto electrician managed to get into the computer box (dealer couldn’t and told me the computer box was broken). He then found a short in the gearbox. The car went fine for about a year and I’m having the same problem now again. Will find the fault and report it here again Thys Heyns from South Africa

Thanks Fred from Yorkshire, been looking all week for the correct fix and you are the one. Keith from West Sussex

Thanks Fred from Yorkshire, been looking all week for the correct fix and you are the one. Keith from West Sussex

Submitted: 18/10/2011 09:37:23 | ID: 68497

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Patrick Fitzy, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Movano 2002

My Vauxhall Movano will not start when cold. No faults show on the diagnostics test, the glow plugs are okay and the fuel pressure is okay. Does anyone know what it could be please?

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Sorry I have not got the answer but we have got the same problem, only does it occasionally. Have you found out what causes this? kenhazel from West Midlands

Sorry I have not got the answer but we have got the same problem, only does it occasionally. Have you found out what causes this? kenhazel from West Midlands

Submitted: 02/01/2014 08:57:50 | ID: 59993

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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

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

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Terence Garlick, Cardiff

Vauxhall Corsa

THE YELLOW MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT CAME ON AND I IMMEDIATELY TOOK IT TO MY LOCAL VAUXHALL DEALER. THEY CARRIED OUT TECH 2 TEST,CODE IN SYSTEM P0054, FOUND FAULT WITH O2 SENSOR. THEY FITTED A NEW SENSOR, THE LIGHT WAS OUT WHEN I COLLECTED THE VEHICLE BUT THE NEXT MORNING THE LIGHT WAS BACK ON. THE SENSOR WAS EXPENSIVE AND HAVING IT FITTED HAS NOT RESOLVED THE PROBLEM. I AM NOW OUT OF POCKET AS WELL AS STILL HAVING THE ORIGINAL PROBLEM. ANY ADVICE AS TO WHAT I SHOULD DO NEXT ?

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I chased this same problem all round the car... sensors, coil pack and other stuff. Just check the spark plugs. The sensors you replaced were clean and new, the car mis-firing will burn oil and then cover the sensors again and the light comes back on! It cost me around four hundred to change a spark plug so to speak. Tom from Yorkshire

Submitted: 11/08/2014 02:18:10 | ID: 101298

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Mark, Norfolk

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello I have a 1.7 cdti 125bhp Zafira and there is a very strange noise which comes from the engine, both when the car is stationary and when it is moving. It is not constant but comes and goes. It sounds like a warbling or turkey gobbling sound. I have been told that it is possible that air is entering the fuel line through a faulty fuel filter housing but that it is nothing to worry about and that the noise is a characteristic of the vehicle. That sounds very improbable to me since the noise is quite loud and is not constant. I have never heard a sound like it on any other vehicle. Could anyone tell me what makes the noise and whether I should be worried? Many thanks, Mark

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We also bought a 60 plate 1.7 cdti about 6 weeks ago, and have exactly the same problem. The dealer have had the car for the last 4 days insisting it's had all the necessary checks done & they can't locate the problem. I'd be very grateful if you could tell me if you have had the fuel filter theory confirmed, or you've found the correct diagnosis. Regards. Paula. Pls1971 from Durham

We also bought a 60 plate 1.7 cdti about 6 weeks ago, and have exactly the same problem. The dealer have had the car for the last 4 days insisting it's had all the necessary checks done & they can't locate the problem. I'd be very grateful if you could tell me if you have had the fuel filter theory confirmed, or you've found the correct diagnosis. Regards. Paula. Pls1971 from Durham

****quick update****. We had the fuel filter housing completely renewed & it's still making the noise. Back to the drawing board! Pls1971 from Durham

Submitted: 13/06/2014 13:32:53 | ID: 97603

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Cara, West Lothian

Vauxhall Astra

My 2004 1.6 Vauxhall Astra keeps loosing power and cutting out while driving it has just over 78k miles and was recently MOT'd. So far it's happened 3 times all when I have had to slow down. The first two times the engine management light came on but now it's gone off and it still happens. When it stops if I leave it for a couple of minutes it will start back up again no problem. I have noticed over the last few weeks it felt when I was driving that it was loosing power but if I gave it a few revs it would be fine. I had a mechanic friend run diagnostics on it but it was showing no faults. Over a month ago I ran out of petrol even though the fuel gauge was showing I still had fuel albeit on the red and I've noticed that the gauge has now started going up and down a few centimetres. For example brought it to the mechanic and the gauge had gone down about 3 centimetres after roughly a 10 mile journey with the car left running. When I started driving it went up again then once stopped went back down the same amount! Mechanic thinks it's possibly the fuel pump, anyone had similar problems?

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No No No No No, it is the alternator. The fault is intermittent dependent on how much charge is being sent to the battery, well known fault, check it and change the battery. I have just done it to mine as eventually it will just pack in and die on you once the battery dies. This is fact and easy to resolve without £35 per hour and call out for an auto electrician. Cheers Michael Michael from Lancashire

Submitted: 12/08/2014 22:04:05 | ID: 101400

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steven hughes, East Ayrshire

Vauxhall Astra

My boot will not open. Has anyone got any ideas?

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Dependent on age could be the fuse or something trapped in the catch internally in the boot space ie coat or that sort of thing Any from West Yorkshire

This happened on my 2005 1.6 auto. I had a new micro switch fitted, cured. Jim Taroni from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 02/06/2014 13:20:13 | ID: 96713

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Bark, Berkshire

Vauxhall Astra

Hi turn on ignition lights come on the dash sometimes go to start and nothing no matter cold or hot please help many thanks

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Sorry can not help , but I have the same problem , new battery fitted 3 months ago been starting no bother till tonight , my car is 1.6 automatic , no indication of gear on dash Jim Taroni from Tyne and Wear

Sorry can not help , but I have the same problem , new battery fitted 3 months ago been starting no bother till tonight , my car is 1.6 automatic , no indication of gear on dash . Jim Taroni from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 10/08/2014 09:32:28 | ID: 101246

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paul.gray77@yahoo.co.uk, Hampshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Does anyone know where to find the brake and clutch fluid reservoir on the 2004 meriva diesel 1.7 cdti? Any answers greatly appreciated.

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When you lift the bonnet it`s at the top left-hand side, it may be under the plastic guard, hope this helps. Richard Kelly from County Londonderry

Submitted: 16/08/2014 12:17:43 | ID: 101581

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mark, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Combo

Hi van cuts out from cold changed injectors, egr valve, boost sensor throttle body, timing belt, cam sensor, when driving, and hot it's fine but runs and hunts badly when stationary only parts not yet changed are cam sensor and map sensor, any ideas .... Thanks.

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Try to take the turbo pipe off and feel the fins inside the turbo, if there us a lot of play the bearings have gone, therefore not letting exhaust gasses release which causes it to choke up and die danny from Northumberland

Submitted: 10/08/2014 11:00:59 | ID: 101253

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david edwards, Cheshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My interior light won`t go off. Any ideas please?

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Push the rotary headlight switch. That should do the trick Jon from Suffolk

Submitted: 13/08/2014 20:41:56 | ID: 101437

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RichieShapes, Cork

Vauxhall Astra

I have a problem with my airbag light. It's constantly on but when I press the heated rear window switch the airbag light goes off. I brought it to an auto-electricians and they can't understand it because they said there is no link between the two. You should also no that my are also faulty because they only work on on the 4th setting

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You should know that my HEATERS are also faulty because they only work on the 4th setting RichieShapes from Cork

Submitted: 18/08/2014 16:02:32 | ID: 101707

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John White, Surrey

Vauxhall Insignia 2012

When I turn right in my Vauxhall Insignia I have a squealing noise from the front righthand side which sounds like metal on metal. It has only done 36k. Any ideas what the problem could be? (Cdti)

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Hi I have the same problem and can’t seem to find an answer. I have replaced the new brake pads and discs, and still get screeching. If you find an answer please let me know, getting desperate. Thanks. Alan Simpson from England

Hi there, did either of you get to the bottom of this problem as mine is doing the same. 37,000 miles 11 plate, makes a squealing noise when turning the steering wheel right. Sounds like a loose belt to me. Iain Reid from Angus

Hi there, did either of you get to the bottom of this problem as mine is doing the same. 37,000 miles 11 plate, makes a squealing noise when turning the steering wheel right. Sounds like a loose belt to me. Iain Reid from Angus

Submitted: 03/02/2014 11:24:49 | ID: 61625

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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

I have a 53 plate 1.6 SXI and get about 41/42 miles per gallon Bernard Dodd from North Somerset

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

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Kim Doran, England

Vauxhall Zafira 2009

Hi, I have a Vauxhall Zafira and the digital clock in the central dashboard keeps changing time. One day it can be out by 2 hours which lasts for ages, then it goes back to the correct time, then again 2-5 hours out. Can anyone help? Also my radio can just go into search mode on it`s own. I noticed a while ago that my screen displaying the clock and day etc was not coming on straight away when the engine was turned on. Any ideas anyone? Thanks.

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Mine does the same and ihave tried every way possible to get to the bottom of this with no luck at. All ian from West Midlands

Mine does the same and ihave tried every way possible to get to the bottom of this with no luck at. All ian from West Midlands

Submitted: 19/07/2013 11:53:35 | ID: 66106

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andrina, North Ayrshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Can i easily fix my meriva, when i turn key in ignition the engine tries to start but won't, i have been advised by a garage that it is the immobilisers ????? that are not connecting to each other BUT somehow i think it is to do with immobilizer and is easy fix ???? HELP

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Try camshaft sensor j.reilly288@gmail .com from Durham

Try camshaft sensor j.reilly288@gmail .com from Durham

I had the same prob.it turned out to be the crank sensor. mick from West Midlands

I had the same prob.it turned out to be the crank sensor. mick from West Midlands

Submitted: 15/08/2014 19:09:45 | ID: 101558

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lesley davis, Somerset

Vauxhall Astra

Hi,having proplems with car just cutting out and losing all power,especially whilst pulling away at roundabouts.! Any help much appriciated, as this is not SAFE .:)

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my Vauxhall Astra 1.7 cdti sxi on a 56-plate, keep switching in and out of limp mode. No one knows the answer to this problem and Vauxhall have no idea them selves they will keep telling you it is the turbo then the actuator then on and on and on with no result. Hard revving causes the management light to come on in limp mode then it comes back to normal till 30k or hard accelerating. The same for everyone. Fix. go to the scrappers and get a cam sensor of anything but this o6 Astra diesel as long as it is the same sensor fine fit it and it stops or that is what it did for me. Part fault so I am fighting with Vauxhall to get it sorted or I will demand a recall as it is a danger to all drivers. Fight your corner with them as if enough of us fight then they will have to sort it out. Michael from Lancashire

my Vauxhall Astra 1.7 cdti sxi on a 56-plate, keep switching in and out of limp mode. No one knows the answer to this problem and Vauxhall have no idea them selves they will keep telling you it is the turbo then the actuator then on and on and on with no result. Hard revving causes the management light to come on in limp mode then it comes back to normal till 30k or hard accelerating. The same for everyone. Fix. go to the scrappers and get a cam sensor of anything but this o6 Astra diesel as long as it is the same sensor fine fit it and it stops or that is what it did for me. Part fault so I am fighting with Vauxhall to get it sorted or I will demand a recall as it is a danger to all drivers. Fight your corner with them as if enough of us fight then they will have to sort it out. Michael from Lancashire

No one knows the answer to this problem and Vauxhall have no idea them selves they will keep telling you it is the turbo then the actuator then on and on and on with no result. Hard revving causes the management light to come on in limp mode then it comes back to normal till 30k or hard accelerating. The same for everyone. Fix. go to the scrappers and get a cam sensor of anything but this o6 Astra diesel as long as it is the same sensor fine fit it and it stops or that is what it did for me. Part fault so I am fighting with Vauxhall to get it sorted or I will demand a recall as it is a danger to all drivers. Fight your corner with them as if enough of us fight then they will have to sort it out. Michael from Lancashire

Submitted: 04/08/2014 20:31:15 | ID: 100910

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Ammar, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

Auto gearbox changes rough when shifting from 1st to 2nd. Revs stay high and then it clungs into 2nd gear. Doesn't happen all the time and the rest of the gears are fine.

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Im having the same problem, changed oil but it still happens time to time. Any help would be appreciated Ammar from Lancashire

Submitted: 16/07/2014 07:47:09 | ID: 99760

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ray, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Combo

why is my van in idil safe mode will not rev over 3000 rpm the light car with a spanner in it on the dash board is on will do with some help mate

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Get it serviced , mine was doing same got a good service and it's been fine since Andrew Phillips from North Yorkshire

Get it serviced , mine was doing same got a good service and it's been fine since Andrew Phillips from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 07/08/2014 10:02:07 | ID: 101060

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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

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

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June, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I recently noticed an intermittent sound like a fan, which seems to eminate from somewhere under the engine cover.I realise it is an old car, but having had it for a few months and it not occuring until recently it is worrying me.Any ideas are appreciated.Many thanks.

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It could just be the radiator fan coming on now that the weather is hotter. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 10/08/2014 09:33:55 | ID: 101247

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Brian Mupama, West Midlands

Vauxhall Insignia

My car has been through for service but the light for low oil pressure keeps coming on. It is a 2009 plate and has done 141K of motorway miles. What might be the problem and how much can this cost to fix?

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if had service id assume they changed oil. id first dip oil to check its level. then reset oil level to 100% on dash. see if its that. they might have forgotten to reset it at garage if no vauxhall service. jay from Kent

Submitted: 26/07/2014 17:05:00 | ID: 100378

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Dennis, Hartlepool

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi can anyone advise me on my problem. I have had an intermittent fault saying service ESP, not only do I get the warning the car is shuddering without pressing the brakes.

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could be ABS problem. id take it to garage just to be safe. jay from Kent

Submitted: 03/08/2014 19:33:36 | ID: 100849

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hazel freeman, Kent

Vauxhall Astravan

The mileage is no longer visible on my dashboard,any ideas how to retrieve this??

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It`s probably a light that has gone out dyson from Cheshire

It`s probably a light that has gone out dyson from Cheshire

Submitted: 14/06/2014 13:59:23 | ID: 97666

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Rosie cockings, Dorset

Vauxhall Corsa

The windscreen wipers are running very slowly and stopping in the middle of screen. They have been well oiled with WD 40 and Vaseline. What is the likely problem?

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My wipers seized after various attempts of different lubrication efforts. You need to take the complete assembly out and grease the bushes. I used heavy duty axle grease(high melting point) as it does not start to run. Take care when disassembling, the splines are fragile. phillip from South Africa

Submitted: 02/07/2014 11:39:36 | ID: 98833

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Eddie, South Africa

Vauxhall Astra

car will not start!!!!! when you turn the ignition to the assessories only the battery light and petrol light comes on at the dash board all other light are off. the engine turns but wont start Yet when I push start the car the car starts!! and drives 100% and ideals 100% what can the problem be I have replaced the Battery checked the petrol pump is running and the petrol relay in turning on

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Try changing your fob battery.. This has happened twice to me... paula from Cumbria

Try changing your fob battery.. This has happened twice to me... paula from Cumbria

Submitted: 08/07/2014 03:03:40 | ID: 99204

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Tony HICKMAN, Worcestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

My engine temperature overheated and the warning lights came on when I was stuck in a motorway traffic jam. It was 30 degrees outside. I pull over until the jam had cleared and as soon as I could move again the temperature dropped to normal. I do not n Know how to check the water level or what caused the problem. Can anybody help please?

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was your coolent level the same. if yes then sounds like your thermostat might be playing up. jay from Kent

Submitted: 01/08/2014 10:50:58 | ID: 100707

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Helen, Aberdeenshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I went out in my Insignia this morning and straight away I could feel loss of power , then warning lights came on in dashboard saying - Stabiliti service and Traction control and oil light on also. Engine also shuddering and making a noise like a Diesel engine when it's actually a petrol that I drive. Car is 2011 model. Would appreciate some advice.

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I had this sound like a diesel on my 2009 sri. took it to vauxhall was told after 3 visits that it was because of the oil pressure valves not pumping the oil fast enough. was told it was common on petrol 2009. check it out to see if same on 2011 models jay from Kent

I had this sound like a diesel on my 2009 sri. took it to vauxhall was told after 3 visits that it was because of the oil pressure valves not pumping the oil fast enough. was told it was common on petrol 2009. check it out to see if same on 2011 models jay from Kent

Submitted: 03/06/2014 16:17:13 | ID: 96814

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steve girling, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Astravan

Hi, can anyone help? I`m losing water from the expansion bottle, it`s slowly draining out. The head gasket seems okay with no signs of sludge, bypassed matrix still losing water when the engine`s turned off?

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It will be the return pipe 2nd pipe from the bottle that rubs against the engine shield. £5 from vauxhall. To fit slide out battery, and water bottle two minute job. Pete Pete from United States of America

Submitted: 13/07/2014 20:59:26 | ID: 99609

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George Murphy, Ayrshire

Vauxhall Vectra Estate 2005

Hi. I have a 2005 Vauxhall Vectra Estate but I`m getting no hot air from the blower. The thermostat and matrix are okay, they`ve been checked and there are no air bubbles either. Next stage is gasket on the head. Am I missing something before it goes to the garage and costs me loads?

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I don’t understand how you’d come to the conclusion that this may be a head gasket fault: Are the pipes to & from the heater matrix hot? John Greenslade from Powys

check the water pump mate you are getting water in all the right places but it might not be spinning fast enough if it starting to break down it will only spin when you are accelerating thus in turn keeps water circulating but not fast enough darren from West Yorkshire

check the water pump mate you are getting water in all the right places but it might not be spinning fast enough if it starting to break down it will only spin when you are accelerating thus in turn keeps water circulating but not fast enough darren from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 18/03/2013 15:14:49 | ID: 90594

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