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Richard Branigan, England

Vauxhall Astravan 2008

I have a Vauxhall Astravan 1.3cdti club. When pulling away in first gear (it sounds like the turbo) there’s a whine and it stops and starts, the faster you go the faster the whine. This only happens in first gear, no others. Any help would be appreciated?

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I have the more or less the same problem with my astravan 1.3 turbo diesel. Let me know if u get any answers as I don't have a clue. Sam from South Yorkshire

I have the more or less the same problem with my astravan 1.3 turbo diesel. Let me know if u get any answers as I don't have a clue. Sam from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 31/03/2014 15:09:18 | ID: 93701

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glyn moss, Denbighshire

Vauxhall Meriva

i bought my meriva back in april because it had high seating and was an auto. I was due go into hospital for a hip replacement.When i bought it i noticed a smell which i thought was cigarettets there where those shields around the windows which indicated a heavy smoker to me. I had my hip replaced and was out of action for 2 months,now i am back driving and this smell is still in the car, the car runs and drive well apart from the smell i cant put my finger on it any answers

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hi glyn I bought a sierra some time ago and I constantly rang the garage and complained about the smell it smelt of rotten eggs they gave up and could not find where the smell was coming from I found what it was it was a bacteria build up in the washer bottle I flushed it out and used Milton fluid to kill the bacteria it worked for me give it a go ta ta ron from Norfolk

hi glyn I bought a sierra some time ago and I constantly rang the garage and complained about the smell it smelt of rotten eggs they gave up and could not find where the smell was coming from I found what it was it was a bacteria build up in the washer bottle I flushed it out and used Milton fluid to kill the bacteria it worked for me give it a go ta ta ron from Norfolk

Submitted: 21/10/2014 14:45:49 | ID: 104939

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Anita, Hampshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My brake lights are stuck on when i shut the car boot, but work fine when the boot is open? Does anyone know why this has started happening?

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The loom for the high level brake light which goes to the l/h side of the boot lid via a flexible rubber connector is prone to break and short out when the boot lid is open and shut. The problem I had was the brake light fuse blew intermittently and I had to repair the damaged wiring, this could be the cause of your problem it's worth checking. Philip Jones from Cornwall

Submitted: 07/09/2014 15:51:27 | ID: 102763

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J Mo, Somerset

Vauxhall Antara

My Vauxhall Antara has done 61,000 miles, is five years old and just died on me last week. The Vauxhall garage have had it for nearly a week and it still won’t start. Battery and fuses are all fine and no faults are showing up on their computers. They said they need to take injectors out to investigate but had to wait for that tool which took forever to arrive! Now they are saying it`s a serious deep engine fault (whatever that means), that just sounds expensive! They are saying they need to strip the engine to find out the problem and now won’t let me keep their courtesy car to go away in for a few day in this country too which isn’t that many miles away, so I may have to cancel my holiday now. I only just spent £1000 on it in Jan after they found out after a service that brakes and pads and one shock absorber needed changing . It`s all a little too much at the moment and I can’t afford more costs. I’m hoping as it`s something they’ve never come across before Vauxhall may be kind to me. Any ideas would be much appreciated please? (Auto diesel)

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Similar prob found out that if the battery drops by just 2.2 volts the Ecu won't let the car start any other car no problem battery was testing good but when put in a new one problem solved crazy the garage said it is a Chrysler engine and software on the ecu I got a software change done at local dealer cost £55 A winton from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 08/04/2014 08:57:52 | ID: 93942

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Liz, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

the engine electronic indicator light is on while the engine is running. I have tried turning the ignition off and restarting but no change. the engine sounds ok and no major loss if fuel. What could be the problem?

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i have had the same fault the engine management light was coming on it could be anything but it is possible its the EGR valve [exhaust gas recirculation valve]. u need to get a hand held fault reader. cheers Tom tom from Stockton-on-Tees

Submitted: 15/10/2014 13:32:06 | ID: 104642

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Liz, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

my zafira is showing the engine electronic indicator light while the motor is running although the car appears to be running ok. Any ideas as to what may be the problem?

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i have had the same fault the engine management light was coming on it could be anything but it is possible its the EGR valve [exhaust gas recirculation valve]. u need to get a hand held fault reader. cheers Tom tom from Stockton-on-Tees

i have had the same fault the engine management light was coming on it could be anything but it is possible its the EGR valve [exhaust gas recirculation valve]. u need to get a hand held fault reader. cheers Tom tom from Stockton-on-Tees

Submitted: 15/10/2014 13:24:29 | ID: 104640

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sander, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My problem whit it is, im tryng to access the board informatsion [to chek fuel consumtion and so on] but i cant get any access to it. The left adjuster button on wheel seems not to work. Also tryed the bc button and all i get is no config,pushing any button on left or right on panel takes it back to music [change songs]. So im wondering can it be the Fuse burned out for the left adjuster button on wheel? If its possible which fuse might it be? Cuz cheking the manual and cannot find informatsion about it. Thank you.

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I forgot to add it`s 1.8 exclusiv petrol 2007 sander from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 13/10/2014 23:29:12 | ID: 104577

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rob, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Combo

Corsa 1.3 diesel limp mode at 70mph?Hi people I have just bought a 2006 1.3 diesel corsa and when I put my foot down and hit then loses its power. It still drives but seems very slow. It also has done this twice in 3rd gear but Everytime in 5th. I have heard this is limp mode. What do you think this might be the spanner light is on once van us warm

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air flow meter coming from air intake just swap it over with one from scrappy 20 quid bilbo from Darlington

Submitted: 12/10/2014 20:40:22 | ID: 104515

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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

mine was like that losing power on accelaration ,, it was the airflow meter, 20 pound scrap yard , it fits on the round tube coming out of the air intake its tube shaped couple inches in diameter, what it does is mix the correct amount of air for the fuel mix, if its goosed its like riding a moped with the choke full on type thing easy to unscrew both ends and pop another in, if you look down it you can see a very fine wire going across the middle some people think you can carefully clean this i didnt bother just got another and the difference was instant accelleration again. bilbo from Darlington

mine was like that losing power on accelaration ,, it was the airflow meter, 20 pound scrap yard , it fits on the round tube coming out of the air intake its tube shaped couple inches in diameter, what it does is mix the correct amount of air for the fuel mix, if its goosed its like riding a moped with the choke full on type thing easy to unscrew both ends and pop another in, if you look down it you can see a very fine wire going across the middle some people think you can carefully clean this i didnt bother just got another and the difference was instant accelleration again. bilbo from Darlington

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

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wayne, Northumberland

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a 2007 Zafira and on lumpy roads I can feel vibration on the steering wheel but it`s ok on smooth surfaces. Passed its MOT in August with no advisories. Any ideas?

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Mine does this too, did you get a response? Liz from Lincolnshire

Mine does this too, did you get a response? Liz from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 25/09/2014 21:30:10 | ID: 103650

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william jury, Bridgend

Vauxhall Meriva

on the motorway over taking a car engine just cut out managed to pull over onto the hard shoulder waited for 5 mins it started back up driving fine no engine management light on the dash board this has happend 3 times since i bought the car in may any suggestions

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Fuel rail. Mine lost all power when driving but was temperamental. Nigel from Hertfordshire

Fuel rail. Mine lost all power when driving but was temperamental. Nigel from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 18/06/2014 19:40:50 | ID: 97987

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Mark millward, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Combo

My radio just stopped working could it be the fuse if so where is it located I have no diagram in the vehicle

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By a battery in case Tony from Hampshire

No power to the radio need fuse location please Vauxhall combo 54 Lee Morris from Milton Keynes

No power to the radio need fuse location please Vauxhall combo 54 Lee Morris from Milton Keynes

Submitted: 25/08/2014 11:18:37 | ID: 102075

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paul wilcock, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Just nicely purchased the car. Went to fill up screen wash & the bottle is split.How do i get to it?

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Take passenger`s inner wheel arch off, you can get into the bottle from there neal from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 30/08/2014 12:13:58 | ID: 102356

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Zanna Omar Ali, Nigeria

Vauxhall Vectra

When I insert the key to ignite a padlock shows up on the dashboard and the car cannot start. Somebody told me it might be the keys sensor that got lost. Please help

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Disconnect the battery for ten mins to reprogram the memory neal from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 09/09/2014 15:38:44 | ID: 102853

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Goldie, West Lothian

Vauxhall Vectra

Tempeture guage on my vectra is running high and making whining noise also water was leaking out the bottom of the car

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Can you tell me what's wrong? Goldie from West Lothian

It`s either the alternator belt worn, as for water coming from the engine it`s the water pump neal from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 23/09/2014 18:23:58 | ID: 103528

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adrian, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

I had steering heaviness and changed the steering coupling and this has eliminated a lot of the issues, however the steering still gets heavy when turning left whilst going slowly. I have checked the alternator and there are no apparent issues, suspension`s ok, springs etc all good. I`m at a loss. Any ideas?

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Check the fluid in the addolic motor tank hewton from Ghana

Submitted: 08/10/2014 18:31:35 | ID: 104286

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Brendon Wickens, London

Vauxhall Insignia 2011

Both my Vauxhall Insignia`s keys have broken, one snapped apart and the other seemed to just fall apart. I`ve had my car from new, it`s a 2011 sri. Has anyone else had this problem because I think there`s a fault?

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I don’t have the answer, but if you still have all the gubbings you can buy a replacemant housing on eBay for about £7. My first key rubber has perished. I haven’t tried yet, but you may be able to swap everything over. Nathan King from England

I have also a Insignia SRI (June 2011), both keys (blade) have snapped off, car is outside warranty cover (60k - 70k), Vauxhall are refusing to replace the 2nd key (replacement), which is less than 1 year old, cost new quoted as £145, presently trying to resolve issue with Vauxhall. I would agree there appears to be an ignition key fault, anybody else with same problem? Len Anthony from Ayrshire

Had the same thing with one key. It looked like a form of brittle stress failure on the cast metal hinge part. Took it back to dealer I bought from and had a new key done under maker’s warranty. Another few months however and it would have been an expensive replacement. I now try to always fold back the blade before putting in my pocket as I think the metal is very weak Stewart Mackenzie from Fife and Kinross Shires

Both my keys need replacing as the cast parts which hold the blades fractured. My car is within warranty, so two new keys have been ordered - no problem. There does seem to be a fault with the cast parts as these fractured in exactly the same places. The local Vauxhall dealer didn't quibble about replacing both keys. John Carr from Cumbria

Have exactly the same issue with my Insignia (March 2011) keys, the metal housing that holds the key blade in place has broken on both keys. Went back to dealer but they said Opel will not replace as outside of warranty. I will take it up directly with Opel Ireland. Has anyone had any joy with Vauxhall UK? John Conway from Dublin

Have exactly the same issue with my Insignia (March 2011) keys, the metal housing that holds the key blade in place has broken on both keys. Went back to dealer but they said Opel will not replace as outside of warranty. I will take it up directly with Opel Ireland. Has anyone had any joy with Vauxhall UK? John Conway from Dublin

My 2011 Insignia has had the same problem. Both key blades have come away from the fob as the small platsic part that holds it has cracked. One did this a few months ago and the dealership told me I would have to pay for a new key ( £178) So i just used the spare and that has now broken. They are going to look at it and see if it can be claimed under the warranty but I doubt they will agree, I looked at my keys for our 5yr old Astra that has flip keys but the difference here is that the mechanism that hold the blade on this it metal and not plastic. Obviusly a poor design using the plastic as when you flip the blade out they do come out at force and thats what has caused the plastic to crack in my opinion. david from Redcar and Cleveland

My 2011 Insignia has had the same problem. Both key blades have come away from the fob as the small platsic part that holds it has cracked. One did this a few months ago and the dealership told me I would have to pay for a new key ( £178) So i just used the spare and that has now broken. They are going to look at it and see if it can be claimed under the warranty but I doubt they will agree, I looked at my keys for our 5yr old Astra that has flip keys but the difference here is that the mechanism that hold the blade on this it metal and not plastic. Obviusly a poor design using the plastic as when you flip the blade out they do come out at force and thats what has caused the plastic to crack in my opinion. david from Redcar and Cleveland

Opel Ireland offered to replace one of the keys as a gesture of good will & just collected the replacement from Opel dealer today. Still maintain that materials used are not up to scratch & would encourage others to follow up with distributor if they get no joy from dealer. John Conway from Dublin

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

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Michael Kirk, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have 2005 diesel Vectra my dashboard diels works for hours then they stop woking for days would anyone have a remmonday for this fault hanks neal from North Lanarkshire

I have 2005 diesel Vectra my dashboard diels works for hours then they stop woking for days would anyone have a remmonday for this fault hanks neal from North Lanarkshire

Cheers Guys. Have driven from Scarborough with no instruments, have seen the resolves here and the mileometer press worked for me. If only I had been able to see this page, it would have saved me so much stress. Wal from Surrey

Cheers Guys. Have driven from Scarborough with no instruments, have seen the resolves here and the mileometer press worked for me. If only I had been able to see this page, it would have saved me so much stress. Wal from Surrey

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

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robbie, Aberdeenshire

Vauxhall Combo

my combo 1.7 di ran out of fuel, now after filling it up with fuel, it won't start it turns over but won't fire not even with a tow, is it a problem with fuel pump or ecu. i filled fuel pump up with diesel and tried to tun it but nothing . is this likely to be an easy fix or will it make more financial sense to scrap it as it isnt worth a great deal now

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changed the fuel filter on mine for the first time , only had it a couple of months . the fuel line going out of the filter housing I took off and injected diesel with a syringe ( wish I had a larger syringe ) kept adding fuel until I thought it needed no more , turned it over and she started . Geoff from Suffolk

changed the fuel filter on mine for the first time , only had it a couple of months . the fuel line going out of the filter housing I took off and injected diesel with a syringe ( wish I had a larger syringe ) kept adding fuel until I thought it needed no more , turned it over and she started . Geoff from Suffolk

Submitted: 20/07/2014 19:44:31 | ID: 100059

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andrew morris, Caerphilly

Vauxhall Vectra

I was just coming home and an orange engine light came on and ny car is now spluttering and down on power?

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Mine too! It's coughing and spluttering like a good-un! Thing is, sometimes it's as smooth as anything, then there it goes again and I'm struggling to make 15 mph! HELP! Ian Woodford from Worcestershire

Mine too! It's coughing and spluttering like a good-un! Thing is, sometimes it's as smooth as anything, then there it goes again and I'm struggling to make 15 mph! HELP! Ian Woodford from Worcestershire

if it keeps going down to limp mode it might be diaphragm in the fuel pump there is someone on ebay that will check and repair if but you have to send the fuel pump off the cost is £75 it worked for mine after a lot of expense hope this helps someone pete peter fairhurst from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 03/09/2014 21:41:57 | ID: 102571

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andy gittins, Shropshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Earlier and maybe more recent Merivas are reported as having at least two serious and potentially dangerous manufacturing faults; EPS and water pump failure seem to be the most reported. These failures will obviously result in big repair bills if they occur. Several respondents mention that Vauxhall has paid for rectification of these faults but apparently it depends on how old the car is. It would be interesting to know if there is a cut-off point regarding year of manufacture before which date the buyer of the used Meriva has no chance of redress if these faults occur. It would also be interesting to view any statistics regarding the incidence of such failures; are they rare or common occurrences?

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hello ,, my 1.7cdti 04 meriva has had a steering column change paid for by vauxhall at 99,000 miles , it went again at 132,00 they said even though the second column had only done 32,00 miles the car was out side of the 100,00 cut off point,,,,and refused to do anything,,, im still driving the car because i havent got the 1,200 quoted to replace column again,,some days steering can go heavy six or seven times ,, then it can go for weeks before it goes faulty again,, some times if im on the motor way i leave it failed and it just feels more positive,,i personaly think its a voltage problem will update if i can find out,, try vauxhall and dont take no for an answer,,all the best alan,, alan martin from Newport

hello ,, my 1.7cdti 04 meriva has had a steering column change paid for by vauxhall at 99,000 miles , it went again at 132,00 they said even though the second column had only done 32,00 miles the car was out side of the 100,00 cut off point,,,,and refused to do anything,,, im still driving the car because i havent got the 1,200 quoted to replace column again,,some days steering can go heavy six or seven times ,, then it can go for weeks before it goes faulty again,, some times if im on the motor way i leave it failed and it just feels more positive,,i personaly think its a voltage problem will update if i can find out,, try vauxhall and dont take no for an answer,,all the best alan,, alan martin from Newport

Submitted: 03/07/2014 13:41:56 | ID: 98894

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neelaim, Essex

Vauxhall Corsa

I have Vauxhall corsa 1.2 sxi with duel gears.. the battery keeps draining I have brought 3 batteries had the alternator tested so ruled out. mechanic thought it was the clock - ruled out the charge will last for 3 day's then totally dead and battery killed.. HELP this is driving me mad. The radio is missing the face..

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My corsa is currently out of action because i have given us charging and recharging it. My garage couldn't do anything and said i need an auto-electrician. Did you ever work out how to mend your car? Melanie from Surrey

My corsa is currently out of action because i have given us charging and recharging it. My garage couldn't do anything and said i need an auto-electrician. Did you ever work out how to mend your car? Melanie from Surrey

Submitted: 28/07/2014 20:40:14 | ID: 100516

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Lyn, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I think my coolant fan on my 2008 zafira breeze dti may not be working as I am loosing coolant and there is no sign of it underneath. Please can you advise me?

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Check the tightness of your hoses.I had a similar problem when the engine is hot the water will evaporate leaving no trace. sean from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 30/09/2014 19:48:22 | ID: 103854

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Alfie Ayre, Northumberland

Vauxhall Insignia 2009

Why doesn`t my phone work in my Vauxhall Insignia? It has controls on my steering wheel. Isn`t bluetooth fitted in my car or can something be fitted to make my phone work in the car?

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Mine doesn’t work either, you have to have it fitted into the radio at purchase or you need a secondary cradle fitted at some cost. Both types of latest radio can have them as options as I have seen them working even in the same as mine but once out the factory you can only get a cradle I am told. Bit annoying as you say because all the bits are there on the wheel; it seems a bit mealy mouthed of Vauxhall to me when most modern motors have them fitted Adrian Green from Oxfordshire

Thank you for an answer Adrian. Do you know or anybody know the cost of getting new radio fitted with bluetooth for car phone to work has anybody had one fitted Alfie Ayre from Northumberland

You cannot get a new radio fitted with Bluetooth as the Bluetooth is a separate module which sits behind the dash. It is possible to retrofit it but Vauxhall will not do this for you and it takes a couple of days to do. This is because one day the equipment needs fitting but it will not allow it to be programmed to work with your car until around 24 hours has passed. The cost to retrofit it is around £400 and you will need to find someone to do it for you, not an easy task Dan Brown from England

Hi. Contact VXmods They can come to you and retrofit the bluetooth connection to work when Vauxhall say it cannot be done after market. They fitted mine and it cost about £300. They came and put some extra bits in and then another guy came with a computer the next day and got it working perfect. All the cars controls work and my iPhone 4S pairs up with the car after a minute of me getting in. Perfect working with controls and screen. I think the guy, lives in Blackburn or somewhere up that way Alan McCarthy from Cheshire

Hi Yes you can retro fit the manufactures bluetooth module. However you really need to know what your doing, as it requires a modified Loom to connect the Bluetooth to the Headunit. You will also need someone to program the Headunit to accept the Bluetooth module. I have done this modification myself by sourcing a Bluetooth module from fleebay expect to pay anything from £60.00 to £160 plus the holder for the device and microphone. then a loom modification, If your competent at Soldering and can follow wiring diagrams everything is available from the internet I am currently awaiting for my local vx dealer to obtain the VIC code, as this has to be sourced from Germany. I have heard this is also dependant on the Year of the car if pre 2011 I don't think you need the VCI code but still needs programming. Anyway best of luck if you try this one out Paul Earl from Northamptonshire

Hi Yes you can retro fit the manufactures bluetooth module. However you really need to know what your doing, as it requires a modified Loom to connect the Bluetooth to the Headunit. You will also need someone to program the Headunit to accept the Bluetooth module. I have done this modification myself by sourcing a Bluetooth module from fleebay expect to pay anything from £60.00 to £160 plus the holder for the device and microphone. then a loom modification, If your competent at Soldering and can follow wiring diagrams everything is available from the internet I am currently awaiting for my local vx dealer to obtain the VIC code, as this has to be sourced from Germany. I have heard this is also dependant on the Year of the car if pre 2011 I don't think you need the VCI code but still needs programming. Anyway best of luck if you try this one out Paul Earl from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 31/01/2013 12:22:50 | ID: 89873

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denis, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

I was wondering if anyone can help? How do I turn the "service vehicle soon" light on my dash off? Everyone keeps giving me the oil light reset. Thankyou

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Its the sevice light, needs to be conected to a machine to be put out.. Bk from Bristol

Submitted: 21/08/2014 15:40:28 | ID: 101875

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Bob Rix, Devon

Vauxhall Astra

Can anyone tell me for sure what colour the reverse light wire is? Is it the White with Black stripe? Also is the Brown wire the earth? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Thanks for your attention. My suspicions were correct as regards the wire colours. Bob Rix from Devon

Submitted: 27/09/2014 16:25:39 | ID: 103716

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Ian Faiegeiebe , Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Need to know why my insignia 2011sri feels like it has sport mode on all time suspension very hard

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The SRI has firm suspension and no sport mode button, so you're basically right - it`s always in sport mode. mike from Greater London

Submitted: 22/09/2014 18:06:47 | ID: 103460

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S.Rockett, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

my petrol cap cover will not open it is permantley locked.How do i unlock it

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Insert the ignition key and turn it to the left, then spin the cap in the same direction. To lock simply twist the cap to the right until it clicks, insert the key and turn to the right. Hope this helps glenn from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 25/08/2014 14:18:28 | ID: 102088

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Lucy Wright, Norfolk

Vauxhall Zafira

When my engine gets hot the oil light comes on. My husband has done a oil & filter change and it has enough oil in. What else should we look at?

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Try changing oil sensor on engine block could have gone faulty ian from Derbyshire

Submitted: 06/09/2014 23:54:34 | ID: 102740

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ian, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Car broke down and said it was the coil pack fitted a new one but it still will not start any ideas please

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Possibly ecu. Common fault with Zafiras. Would have to get it on the diagnosis machine wayne from Northumberland

Submitted: 02/08/2014 18:03:07 | ID: 100776

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lyn Cork, Kent

Vauxhall Astra TwinTop 2010

I have a strong smell of petrol inside my Vauxhall Astra TwinTop car, so bad that it gives me a headache. I can`t find any leaks, the petrol cap is secure and there is no smell in the boot. Any ideas or suggestions please? The garage could find nothing.

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There is a fuel pipe at the back of the engine which is sometimes the culrpit! Will from Northamptonshire

There is a fuel pipe at the back of the engine which is sometimes the culrpit! Will from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 01/04/2014 10:28:43 | ID: 93741

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C . Stefanou, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Tigra

I can't open the boot lid bt the electrical circuit is okay. Any ideas?

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Which engine is it - the 1.4 has a chain. john from Kent

Inside the passenger door there is a round black rubber Bro it above the lock pull this out and pull the silver lever inside it's quite hard but you Will feel it pull then go to the boot and lever it up with your fingers or a Screwdriver wrapped in a cloth when you lift it it is heavy lift right up then use the Boot button to shut then open again with boot button should be okay now Push silver cable back in side hole and place gromit hope this works Tag from Essex

Inside the passenger door there is a round black rubber Bro it above the lock, pull this out and pull the silver lever inside, it's quite hard but you will feel it pull. Then go to the boot and lever it up with your fingers or a screwdriver wrapped in a cloth. When you lift it it is heavy, lift right up then use the boot button to shut, then open again with boot button, should be okay now. Push silver cable back inside hole and place gromit. Hope this worksTag from Essex

Submitted: 05/05/2014 18:20:39 | ID: 95131

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kerry Turner, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have a petrol vauxhall zafira 03 plate and having problems when thd engine is cold (do it seems) I get in the car in a morning after it being parked all night and turn the engine on which is Ok but when I put it into to first gear and try to set off it slowly moves and I could have my foot flat to the floor and not a lot happens, I then put it into second and it moves a bit more but judders until the engine warms up a bit and still in third but after its warmed up it gets better and drives as it should. If I go in the car later ( an hour or so) it starts up fine but if I was to leave it a shift (8 hours) it does the juddering. Any ideas? Thanks Kerry

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I had a similar problem and mine was due to the power pack? Donna from Devon

Submitted: 01/09/2014 18:01:28 | ID: 102474

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narcis nistor, Blackpool

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi. Can anyone help? My Insignia accelerates for no reason. I found it very dangerous. I have to switch the engine off and restart it to make the problem go away for a while but it comes back from time to time?

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the same thing happened to my car (insignia SRI diesel). i took it back to Arnold Clark Manchester , they weren't able to do anything and they said i was imagining it. simon from Lancashire

the same thing happened to my car (insignia SRI diesel). i took it back to Arnold Clark Manchester , they weren't able to do anything and they said i was imagining it. simon from Lancashire

Submitted: 01/07/2014 09:56:11 | ID: 98785

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Mark Calvert, Essex

Vauxhall Antara 2009

My Vauxhall Antara`s heater blows out very hot air on every setting except the absolute coldest setting, irrespective of whether on auto or manual settings. Just one notch over minimum and it’s sweltering. Does anyone know if there’s a known problem or able to suggest a solution? (2.0 litre diesel auto 4x4)

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I had exact same problem. After many many days going backwards & forwards to my garage & a Vauxhall main dealer. Who all said it was me not using r The control correctly. A SAAB Dealership found my car was loaded with the wrong software. Once loaded with the latest ANTARA Softwear heating system works perfectly. Don't let the Garage fob you off. Stand your ground. KHolcombe from Brighton & Hove

I had exact same problem. After many many days going backwards & forwards to my garage & a Vauxhall main dealer. Who all said it was me not using r The control correctly. A SAAB Dealership found my car was loaded with the wrong software. Once loaded with the latest ANTARA Softwear heating system works perfectly. Don't let the Garage fob you off. Stand your ground. KHolcombe from Brighton & Hove

Submitted: 30/12/2013 12:41:38 | ID: 53599

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Wayne Pearson, Wales

Vauxhall Meriva 2004

My Vauxhall Meriva`s driver`s side window goes down okay but when I try to put it back up it goes about half way and then comes back down. What could be causing the problem? (Design)

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I’m not a mechanic but I do know that the meriva "Learns" when the window is all the way up, I tested this recently when changing the indicator relay. Try disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it. Make sure you have your radio code handy before you do this. The Engine Mangement system will also have to relearn how the engine performs so take it for a test run after you do this. Dave Campbell from Inverness-shire

Hi, windows do have to learn, but they must be able to go all the way up and down for the relay to switch, if it don’t switch it won’t learn. Clean the glass inside and out then spray inside and out with Silicon spray, work the window up and down pushing it a little until it goes down and clicks: after a few times all should be ok. Now wipe the window dry. Hope this helps Chris from England

Hi! I recently had this problem. I found that at the bottom of the window the glass is held in with an aluminium strip and rubber gasket. The glass had slipped over to the left a bit causing the window to rub against the window runner and it was then automaticly going back down because of the safety feature. I just undid two of the nuts, which then allowed the window to be adjusted slightly left or right. This now works sweet for me. I have seen this problem a lot with no answers. Hope this one helps. Josh Ashton from England

Hi I'm sure my window has moved to the left also.had the door cover off and can't find any screws to realign the window on the regulator it's all held In place by rivets. If I decided to replace the whole regulator how would I fix it to the door frame? Chris from Dorset

Hi I'm sure my window has moved to the left also.had the door cover off and can't find any screws to realign the window on the regulator it's all held In place by rivets. If I decided to replace the whole regulator how would I fix it to the door frame? Chris from Dorset

Submitted: 31/08/2012 12:51:37 | ID: 87643

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Jonathan West, Cardiff

Vauxhall Vivaro 2010

Hi. I have a problem with my Vauxhall Vivaro. When I drive it in all gears there is a noise like as if there is something loose in the gearbox. I also sometimes have problems getting it into gear and now when I put it into sixth gear it just revs. I have totally lost sixth gear. Can anyone help me please? Thank you.

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<span style="font-size: 10.0pt; color: windowtext;">Check if you`ve got enough or by the sound of it any oil in the box. I think you might be a bit late though if you have lost 6 gears, you probably need another box Paul Harding from Staffordshire</span>

I had the same problem and it ended up being no oil in the gear box which f cked the bear box up so I had to buy a new gary from Somerset

Submitted: 22/11/2012 09:38:00 | ID: 56831

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john, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

when i open the doors with my key all the lights come on for 30 seconds is there a way to turn them off completley thanks

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Programme it on the centre console, look in handbook it will tell you how to customise the key and settings. meriva man from Bournemouth

Submitted: 26/08/2014 16:03:33 | ID: 102157

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simon kitchen , North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Esp light comes on and also the skid warning light also on at szme time

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A B S and skid warning light stays on dash and all brake pads have been changed. T Dadds from Malta

Submitted: 06/08/2014 19:49:48 | ID: 101034

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John Davies , Blaenau Gwent

Vauxhall Vivaro

Just serviced the van and can't get the service light to reset. Also engine management light is on

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I had the same problem, even mechanics were baffled.... underneath each seat there is a wire connector. Seperate this connector spray with electric contact cleaner spray, wipe with cloth, smear with vaseline, reconnect and job was a good one. tariq from West Midlands

Submitted: 21/06/2014 19:37:01 | ID: 98199

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