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sinclair laplace, Suffolk

Vauxhall Combo

My Stating motor packed up, changed the starter motor , but it bunt out 2 weeks later. I have been told it was the ignition switch. any body got any idea's?

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yeah i had the same problem, the ignition switch sticks and causes the starter to stay ingauged, replace the switch the same time as starter and all will be good, you will need to take ignition barrel out 1st, then remove old switch, then marry up the barrel to the new switch, this is the easiest way, if you just replace the switch you will end up with it not aligning properly and your electric windows wont work, good luck t john from Pembrokeshire

yeah i had the same problem, the ignition switch sticks and causes the starter to stay ingauged, replace the switch the same time as starter and all will be good, you will need to take ignition barrel out 1st, then remove old switch, then marry up the barrel to the new switch, this is the easiest way, if you just replace the switch you will end up with it not aligning properly and your electric windows wont work, good luck t john from Pembrokeshire

Submitted: 06/08/2014 23:07:24 | ID: 101045

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john, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My Zafera won`t start but no lights are showing on the dash apart from a co2 sensor after the cat (was showing before the problem started). I plugged it into a diagnostic machine and it came back with no codes. The car turns over fine but will not start. Any suggestions?

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we are having the same problem weve been told it is either the fuel pump or fuel filter that needs replacing krissy from Caerphilly

we are having the same problem we have been told it is either the fuel pump or fuel filter that needs replacing krissy from Caerphilly

I have taken the fuel pipe off and turned the engine over and am getting fuel so I don't think that is my problem but I have since been told to check the crank shaft sensor it may be not seeing the engine is turning over and will not send a signal to the ecu to fire a spark. john from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 04/09/2014 11:48:23 | ID: 102590

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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

Try a leak off test on the injectors, if they`re returning too much too quickly they won't hold pressure. You can easily make a DIY kit out of a few bottles and a bit of pipe. Lewis Rushworth from West Yorkshire

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

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MIKE, Cheshire

Vauxhall Combo

I HAVE A 1.3CDTI COMBO REG EN55UCY PLEASE COULD YOU GIVE ADVISE ON WHY IT LOST DRIVE WHEN ENGINE STILL RUNNING COULD IT BE A DRIVE SHAFT

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Jack one front wheel up at a time, start van up and in gear let the clutch out slowly. Do the same on the other wheel if one doesn't drive then that is the shaft that is faulty. Jim Begg from Perth and Kinross

Injectors, do a leak off test wich will identify the culprit. Lewis Rushworth from West Yorkshire

Injectors, do a leak off test wich will identify the culprit. Lewis Rushworth from West Yorkshire

Sorry wrong post Lewis Rushworth from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/06/2014 17:18:32 | ID: 97362

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martin, Kent

Vauxhall Combo

Hi I have an ex post office Combo 1.3 diesel van 2004. It`s been a problem to start since I've had it. If I turn it over it will start but only after about 20 to 30 secs or more, if I stop after 15 secs and reheat it starts. I've changed everything, the larger relay by the headlight, the plugs, the injector bar, the fuel pump in the tank. I've just got a four pin relay for the heaters but there's no info in the manual to say which one it is, there are three 70a relays in the fuse box but I don't know if these are related to the heater plugs? A mechanic told me to change this four pin relay as it could be this. Can someone please tell me where it goes as I've looked everywhere? Thanks.

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Injectors, leak off test will reveal all Lewis Rushworth from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/09/2014 14:56:07 | ID: 102503

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ron worton, Middlesbrough

Vauxhall Meriva

every now and then the power steering goes stiff on me I stop the car and start it back up again and its ok ..no esp lght comes on it only happens when I go slow .anyone help me

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I had the same problem. Local main dealer was hopeless, suggested changing steering rack at huge cost. Our local small back street mechanic changed the alternator - problem solved. It transpired the alternator wasn't supplying enough power to the electronics on the electrically powered steering column (stupid design). No problems since. Hope this helps. D Golby from Somerset

I had the same problem on an 05 reg Meriva last year and phoned Vauxhall customer service who advised me to take it to my local dealer and if a certain code came up on their diagnostic machine they would cover the repairs free of charge which they did. In my case the EPS light did come on - if you google you will see that this is a common problem with Merivas - may be worth phoning vauxhall on 0800 0260034 to see if they can help as a safety issue following the Watchdog programme - Good Luck!! S Smith from Surrey

I had the same problem on an 05 reg Meriva last year and phoned Vauxhall customer service who advised me to take it to my local dealer and if a certain code came up on their diagnostic machine they would cover the repairs free of charge which they did. In my case the EPS light did come on - if you google you will see that this is a common problem with Merivas - may be worth phoning vauxhall on 0800 0260034 to see if they can help as a safety issue following the Watchdog programme - Good Luck!! S Smith from Surrey

Submitted: 01/09/2014 16:33:54 | ID: 102466

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Almir, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vauxhall Insignia

Hello, Does anyone of you guys facing with issues that i do with my vehicle. Insignia 118KW, Sports Tourer, 2010 (month nov), diesel, 2.0. Problem that i have is that sometimes while im driving my navi system (DVD 800) restarting, actually radio just go off and after 1 min goes on by him self. I have been on service, and they were not able to resolve that issue. They told me they can try to make an update on my system but if that does not change anything then only resolve is to replace whole navi system with other one, what cost a lot more. Does anyone of u have/had same issue? Thanks

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Hi. I had the same problem, found out I was hitting the button near the handbrake switch with my wrist. Taped it up and problem solved, Dave dave from Warrington

Dave from Warrington are you serious or you joking with me? Almir from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Submitted: 06/09/2014 03:31:10 | ID: 102684

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Mark, Berkshire

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

Hi Paula Two garages have now told me that it is air entering the fuel system through the fuel filter. There are 'technical advice' notes issued by Vauxhall to this effect (that's one grade down from a recall and means that they recognise the problem but won't do anything about it!). I had the fuel filter changed on mine because they are meant to have improved the design. Initially I thought it had improved but now it is back to how it was before. The warbling noise is still very obvious. I'm not at all happy but there doesn't seem to be anything much I can do. I'd still welcome other people's comments to see whether I should be worried or not. Mark Mark from Berkshire

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

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Paul Stevens, England

Vauxhall Vivaro 2008

I have a Vauxhall Vivaro and as I was driving along I indicated to overtake someone and the van cut out. I kicked off the indicator, started the van back up and tried it again and got the same result, it cut out. I turned it off and was able to start it again, carried on without indicating with no problems. I stopped at the services and tried it a few times but now it won’t start at all, it turns over but won`t fire. I also have no indicators, interior light or hazard lights working and no central locking. I thought it may be an earth strap or something? Can anybody please help? (cdti)

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Mine was loosing power and blowing black smoke out when I put my foot down. I changed part on right hand side with wires going in and 2 rubber pipes coming off it. Fitted to side of van. Something to do with turbo intake air pipe. cost couple of quid, changed in seconds and the van was like new. I got the part from Euro car parts. I don’t know if this helps. Derek Robinson from England

Hi, Paul, got the same problem - central locking gone, no interior lights, no hazard lights and indicators, engine would not start. Rang my mechanic, he came with his computer plugged it in and it showed up 2 faults: 1) No communication with Body Control Module. 2) No communication with Instrument Control Module. He tried to clear them, but they would not go. Mechanic said that it might be something wrong with wiring, but no clear answer how to fix the problem. But at the same time he suggested we disconnect the battery and leave the van with no power for 5 min, so it would kind of reset things. And it actually worked! Central locking, hazard and interior lights plus indicators started working and engine started from first kick. I can’t say the problem dissappeared, but as an emergency help it does work. Did you manage to fix your Vivaro? Tell me if any news. Thanks. Vitali Vivaro 04 cdti from Ireland

Hi. I have no answer, but if you find a fix please let me know as mine’s driving me mad! Cheers. Mark Bellis from Cheshire

Hi, thanks for the reply, seems to have a air flow meter fault but this won’t stop the van! Seems to have had a fault in the fuse box on the hazard circuit fixed this van now starts but now just have dim hazard lights, as you said no real fix yet Paul Stevens from Leicestershire

van will not start all the lights on dash broad but will not turn over can you help jason burgin from Yorkshire

Submitted: 03/01/2014 09:04:35 | ID: 60150

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Phyllis Fleming, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

when i turn off the engine there s a noise like a fan going for about a min what couldbit be

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It`s A/C fan mate. Turn eCon on and noise will go away. Alvis from Derbyshire

Submitted: 14/08/2014 21:03:14 | ID: 101507

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Paul, Hampshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My Vectra 2.2 tdi auto temperature gets right up to 90 /94 and plays up when at junctions and stopped. Then I pull away and it seems to not want to move, then suddenly it`s like it jumps back into drive and moves, only takes seconds. Can anyone help? Thanks

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Open throttle body up and clean with carb cleaner and a new battery helps with the cooling problem if the battery is low fans are rubbish, don't work properly. I feel all your guys` pain. I bought my son one after cleaning and replacing those 2 things it hasn't skipped a beat Boxy from Australia

Submitted: 01/08/2014 12:43:54 | ID: 100710

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Gary Philip, County Fermanagh

Vauxhall Vectra

My car has multi misfires in the cylinders and I've spent ALOT of money trying to fix it, round my area it's near impossible to get parts for it or to find anyone who knows about my car because they are not that common. Can anyone give me any ideas besides coil pack, plugs ect.... Thanks

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Try checking the fuel filter first. Then check the fuel injectors if its clean Joshua Alviar from Philippines

Try checking the fuel filter first. Then check the fuel injectors if its clean Joshua Alviar from Philippines

Mate open throttle body up an clean all the carbon out it will run like new Boxy from Australia

Mate open throttle body up an clean all the carbon out it will run like new Boxy from Australia

Submitted: 09/08/2014 12:14:10 | ID: 101200

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kelly Falkner, West Midlands

Vauxhall Tigra

I have a 2 door tigra convertable 06 plate. all of my indicators have stopped working, i have ben told its my bcm! does this sound correct? can anybody advise where i can get a ceap one from

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the problem with your indicators is that your flasher relay has blown its not too big a job got a new one off ebay for about 20 pounds and replaced it found how to off internet took about an hour to do hope this helps Duane from Nottinghamshire

the problem with your indicators is that your flasher relay has blown its not too big a job got a new one off ebay for about 20 pounds and replaced it found how to off internet took about an hour to do hope this helps Duane from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 28/08/2014 20:19:24 | ID: 102297

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Stephen Topping, Lancashire

Vauxhall Insignia

I have a 2012 insignia ecoflex sports tourer, when driving steady at 70 - 80 mph in the rain or heavy spray the car momentarily holds back for around 5 - 10 seconds, quite unnerving, doesnt happen in the dry, you can put your foot down but nothing changes, once cleared everything fine, no fault codes appear, been to Vauxhall nothing showing on their laptop. I know in order to gain more fuel consumption and lower emmisions, Vauxhall have redesigned the undertray to improve aerodynamics, just wondering if the air is being channeled into the engine bay more and when wet/damp may be affecting the air intake side off things, would appreciate anyone else who is encountering same problem. Thanks

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i have a similar problem, just nothing there......... almost feels like decelerating. my problem, so my tracker says is the P2282 MAF .. mass air flow meter........ it measures the flow of air into the turbo..... just bought a new one £50 ish.......... 8mm socket.. ten min job, next to the airfilter. its temperature based, so maybe getting cold/wet......... Jones from Denbighshire

i have a similar problem, just nothing there......... almost feels like decelerating. my problem, so my tracker says is the P2282 MAF .. mass air flow meter........ it measures the flow of air into the turbo..... just bought a new one £50 ish.......... 8mm socket.. ten min job, next to the airfilter. its temperature based, so maybe getting cold/wet......... Jones from Denbighshire

Submitted: 17/08/2014 13:40:08 | ID: 101642

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Arthur Marshall, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo 2004

Hi, I have recently bought a Vauxhall Combo Van 54 plate. The clutch lost all pressure and then I could not get it back into gear. I have been told that it is the cylinder by one person and the clutch linkage by another. Is this a common fault with this van can anyone tell me please?

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The Clutch is Hydraulic and shares the fluid from the brake master cylinder, there is a flexi pipe on the side of the master cylinder res, feeding the master cylinder for the clutch, make sure there’s enough brake fluid in there and its not leaked out, it may require bleeding to remove the air if its got too low. You may have to remove the driver’s wiper arm and the plastic covers to get in to the pipe, the clutch master cylinder is in the car, above the pedel. Hope this helps Brandon Young from Yorkshire

Hello. I have the same problem with my 2005 (05) Combo and the clutch lost all resistance and was fully inoperative. I found my fault to be the clutch master cylinder which I replaced and that solved the problem completely. I've put the steps I did it in below but am sure you probably have it sorted out anyway by now. Purchased a brand new replacement from Euro Parts for £59.00 but can get one from a lot of places and eBay etc cheaper. Cheers. Oil level in Brake fluid reservoir was okay but seems as if the problem is due to clutch master cylinder fault. Removed the clutch master cylinder (inside van above clutch pedal) by removing plate/retaining nuts. Tested master cylinder by hand using water through oil inlet and fully inoperative. Fitted replacement clutch master cylinder and refitted all parts. Bled clutch from bleed nipple and refilled brake fluid to correct level. Fully tested clutch and working okay. Paul McKenna from Merseyside

I have a 54 plate combo 1700 diesel which has started to wobble at 40 mph and above no feeling in steering whole van shakes done all usal things with tyres had all bushes checked stops when you dip the clutch why Kevin Baxter from South Yorkshire

I have a 54 plate combo 1700 diesel which has started to wobble at 40 mph and above no feeling in steering whole van shakes done all usal things with tyres had all bushes checked stops when you dip the clutch why Kevin Baxter from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 12/10/2012 12:08:22 | ID: 61065

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Michael Kirk, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

My driver`s side footwell is filling up because the seal around the brake servo is perished and allowing water in. It`s located under the removable panel where the wipers are and inside right up by the foot pedals, it's a pig of a job because of access! I blocked off the drain hole and poured some roof sealer in, cured the leak. Sounds a bit bodgy but that was a year ago and it's still good! John from Cumbria

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

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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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kerry, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there, my water light now and again keeps ,I have checked the water level and it is at the mark so I'm not sure what is wrong? Also my abs light stays on. Can you help me please?

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Don't use ordinary water but radiator coolant and the light may go off, with the abs light check if your break pads are not worn out or check if any of the electronic cables to the break calipers is removed. all the best. Nana from Ghana

Don't use ordinary water but radiator coolant and the light may go off, with the abs light check if your break pads are not worn out or check if any of the electronic cables to the break calipers is removed. all the best. Nana from Ghana

Submitted: 01/07/2014 20:06:17 | ID: 98816

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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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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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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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Andy Wright, Essex

Vauxhall Vivaro 2008

Hi, can anyone help? My Vauxhall Vivaro`s outside air temperature says -28 when it was 8+ so I purchased a new outside air temp sensor, but I`m having trouble trying to find where it is. I had a look behind the front grill after taking off the 3 screws holding it in place, but it wasn’t there. Can anyone help please? (sportive)

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Check the bottom of the driver’s side mirror housing Bill Keen from England

directly behind were passenger for light would go 100% thats were it is gary from Northumberland

directly behind were passenger for light would go 100% thats were it is gary from Northumberland

Submitted: 04/01/2013 12:14:04 | ID: 63700

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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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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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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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