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Catherine, County Tyrone

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi my insignia is beeping randomly as if there is an error but there is nothing showing on the dash. It beeps every time I turn the car on & then randomly while I'm driving. There is no pattern. Any idea what could be wron?

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Yep! I've got an Insignia estate and this too has a random bleep?? Malcolm from Surrey

Yep! I've got an Insignia estate and this too has a random bleep?? Malcolm from Surrey

Submitted: 30/08/2015 16:03:41 | ID: 120551

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Glyn, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My vectra starts most of the time but now and again when I go to start it there's nothing there. If you leave it and go back to start it later it starts any ideas please

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need a bit more info what car model year engine size if you can give me that i can give you more info thanks Darren from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/08/2015 14:29:53 | ID: 119572

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Ian taylor, Hampshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My vectra has no fitted fog lights I have brought some will wires &plugs be fitted so I can plug new fogs to them or have I got to buy leads etc

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depending on what fog lights you have bought depends on your next move did you buy off the shelf ones from halfods or have you got the light that are for designed for your car bumper if you have the proper ones for your car you should be able to fit them to the bumper and plug them in but you will need to buy a replacement light unit where you turn them on as the unit you have in will not have the fog light button built in to it so you will have to souce on that does have the button in it if you have boiught after market ones off the shelf then you will need to drill the bumper run the cables and then fit a switch to the dash board then run wires to this and then to a relay unit then to the lights them selves hope you dont have too much trouble fitting them if you need any more advise them please let me know if you give me the model of the light and what wires and stuff you have i will be able to give you a walk through dwith the fitting of the lights and wires what ares are you in as well hope you dont have too much trouble with the fitting been a mobile mechanic for over 20 years so give me a shout if you get stuck Darren from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 28/08/2015 22:24:08 | ID: 120488

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david, Suffolk

Vauxhall Vectra

hi have a problem with me Vectra 15bhp engine z19dth when you start it in it ticks over ok then drops revs then picks back up when you put in gear and drive away it will not respond in low gear till u get the revs up to over 2500rpm then it takes off with have cleaned out pre cat put throttle housing put recon turbo on it new throttle boost sensor still doing the same have a lot of smoke comeing out of tailpipe till u get it up to 2500 revs then it clears it self but still wont pick up when you drive it at low revs till u get it up to 2500rpm can its baffling me an my mate as we cant find what is the matter after cleaning every thing a replaceing stuff can anybody help us with the problem thanks dave

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sound like you done everything thing in the right order but you need to have the codes cleared on the ECU you could have a just a simple case of the codes are still stored in the ecu untill you clear the codes it will still behave the same as it did before you repaired the car you will probalby find you clear the codes and the car will behave again if not you might be aswell getting the injectors checked normally costs about £15 each and you local deisel specialist will check them for you you could do with using either op com or tech 2 to check thecar and see if there is any other codes you have stored in the ecu and that may help you find the rest of the problems with the car good luck if you have any more questions then just give me a shoud been a mobile mechanic for over 20 years so i can find my way arounda car or two lol Darren from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 30/08/2015 06:29:25 | ID: 120529

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Guy, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi! Picked up car yesterday from dealer, drove to work,fine. Drove back from work tonite! Noticed quite strong smell of engine fumes inside car! While driving. Also spanner on car in display window and control indicator for exhaust light shows.car very sluggish to drive also! If anyone can make any suggestions,that would be fantastic. Thanks!

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hi there semm to be a few problems with the new are and i will try to explain as best as i can fo you te first on being the spanner light this only comes on if the car is due for a service or there is a problem with the engine it shows up to inform you you need to get it look at the fumes in the cabin is a big no no you need to stop driving the car and get in touch with the dealer asap no if or but you should not have that smell in the car there is a big big problem some where if you are getting this there are a few reasons for this to happen i will name a few i can think of off the top of my head first is there isa problem with the exhaust gasket this could be the exhaust is not fastened up froperly causing fumes to escape from the engine and being pushed in to the cabin with driving or the egr valve has a problem either of these p[roblems can quiet literally kill you the smell you are getting is carbon dioxide and that is a very bad gas to have in the car it can cause vomitting diahreah dizzyness and can poison you you need to get your car looked at asap as it is in a dangerous state at the minute please please do not drive your car till you have found the cause of the smell thnaks ps i have been a mobile mechanic for over 20 years and not often come across this but it is dangerous to you and your family thanks Darren from West Yorkshire

hi there semm to be a few problems with the new are and i will try to explain as best as i can fo you te first on being the spanner light this only comes on if the car is due for a service or there is a problem with the engine it shows up to inform you you need to get it look at the fumes in the cabin is a big no no you need to stop driving the car and get in touch with the dealer asap no if or but you should not have that smell in the car there is a big big problem some where if you are getting this there are a few reasons for this to happen i will name a few i can think of off the top of my head first is there isa problem with the exhaust gasket this could be the exhaust is not fastened up froperly causing fumes to escape from the engine and being pushed in to the cabin with driving or the egr valve has a problem either of these p[roblems can quiet literally kill you the smell you are getting is carbon dioxide and that is a very bad gas to have in the car it can cause vomitting diahreah dizzyness and can poison you you need to get your car looked at asap as it is in a dangerous state at the minute please please do not drive your car till you have found the cause of the smell thnaks ps i have been a mobile mechanic for over 20 years and not often come across this but it is dangerous to you and your family thanks Darren from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 24/07/2015 23:24:15 | ID: 118863

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Chris Cumming, Pembrokeshire

Vauxhall Movano

engine will randomly cut-out whilst driving, seems to happen when going uphill or asking for more power. red stoplight and engine red symbol come on. frightening as total engine shutdown. have learnt to not panic but depress clutch and turn ignition key off then on to restart, then works fine until it occurs again. fine around town, terrifying on motorway journeys! any advice most welcome, as local garage have brought out the prayer-mat.

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same as the above cuts out when it wants to even on the motorway but has restarted regards roy roy green from Buckinghamshire

same as the above cuts out when it wants to even on the motorway but has restarted regards roy roy green from Buckinghamshire

New injectors solved that problem on mine (2005 2.5) Roger Cruden from West Yorkshire

New injectors solved that problem on mine (2005 2.5) Roger Cruden from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 30/06/2015 20:08:19 | ID: 117869

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Attiqa, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

Bought this car 2 months ago. It was showing 109,000 miles on the dash screen and now for some reason it is showing instantaneous fuel consumption 0.9 L/h 183378. Please could tell me if this is the actual mileage or is this something else? Have i changed the settings by mistake or has the car been clocked back. Please help really important. And how do i get it checked to see if it has been clocked back? Thank you.

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HI Attiqa, I think you are talking about the onboard computer that shows the level of fuel consumption caused by having air conditioning or fans/heaters/wipers etc. It should disappear if you don't have any wipers, fans etc on. As for the mileage, it may the one that shows up Trip 1 or Trip 2 rather than the whole mileage which is in grey on the clocks. Robert Cornick from Greater Manchester

HI Attiqa, I think you are talking about the onboard computer that shows the level of fuel consumption caused by having air conditioning or fans/heaters/wipers etc. It should disappear if you don't have any wipers, fans etc on. As for the mileage, it may the one that shows up Trip 1 or Trip 2 rather than the whole mileage which is in grey on the clocks. Robert Cornick from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 18/08/2015 13:09:29 | ID: 119975

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Luke, Norfolk

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, I have a Vauxhall insignia and it keep coming up with theft protection active anyone know how I can get this taken off thanks

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it should come of by itself . if not on the indicator stick there is a turner just jurn it once and it should come off john from Bristol

Submitted: 26/08/2015 20:55:00 | ID: 120389

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Steve Priddle, Somerset

Vauxhall Tigra

Hi, Just bought a Tigra 1.4 ecotec and have noticed just after the engine fires into life there's a short squeal (1-2 seconds then goes! Does anybody think this could be the stater motor? Trying to locate the noise with the bonnet up is not proving productive! Any help would be appreciated.

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Yep the slave shaft needs a clean and wd40. easy fix mate geoff harding from East Sussex

Yep the slave shaft needs a clean and wd40. easy fix mate geoff harding from East Sussex

Starter motor pinion need a spot of oil or its the fan belt that needs tightening ( try putting on the headlamps before starting to load the alternator to see if the squeal lasts longer). Either is not serious- just maintenance. Dave from Yorkshire

Submitted: 28/05/2015 20:23:11 | ID: 116572

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David, Norfolk

Vauxhall Tigra

speedometer not working have checked fuses and tried another cluster

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Speedo is driven by abs sensor to abs unit. I am just going through the no speedo, abs light, air bag light and a spanner in a car light. Swapped abs unit - no change. Dave from Yorkshire

Speedo is driven by abs sensor to abs unit. I am just going through the no speedo, abs light, air bag light and a spanner in a car light. Swapped abs unit - no change. Dave from Yorkshire

Found the ABS fuse rated at 5amps had blown. There are 3 related to ABS. replaced the blown one and all went ok until 100 miles later the same warning lights appeared. Dave from Yorkshire

Submitted: 11/07/2015 12:02:59 | ID: 118324

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lee fantom, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Vivaro

hi i recently brought my 2005 lwb vauxhall vivaro . i have just noticed the clutch peddle makes a clicking noise when i press and release .dose any one have any ideas please?

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can anyone help got 05 vivara injecter warning light has come on and fuel gauge is flashing up and down the van is running perfect not losing any power rod from West Yorkshire

can anyone help got 05 vivara injecter warning light has come on and fuel gauge is flashing up and down the van is running perfect not losing any power rod from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 22/07/2014 18:49:40 | ID: 100171

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Sean, East Ayrshire

Vauxhall Vectra

The coolant water is evaporating fast but can't visually see any leaks

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I had that problem on my skoda Fabia your head gasket might be gone check under your oil cap see if there is any Wight gunk on it that is the water getting in to your engine Joe dodge from Brighton & Hove

Submitted: 02/07/2015 12:40:02 | ID: 117939

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Edu, Lithuania

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi, having problem with radio. THEFT PROTECTION ACTIVE. someone now how i can switch of this protection ??

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Mine does the same out of intrest did you fix and also how Thanks Luke from Norfolk

Mine does the same out of intrest did you fix and also how Thanks Luke from Norfolk

Submitted: 27/12/2014 21:55:59 | ID: 108503

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victor white, Pembrokeshire

Vauxhall Combo

Ive a 05 1.3 cti 05 and a orange car with a spanner lights up. Ive had the turbo cleaned and the EGV cleaned. The warning light comes on if the air temperature is above 13 Cel if its colder then no warning Light. Any ideas please.

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Best thing to do is Google fault codes, how to do a peddle test and grab a pen and paper and find the fault. You will see how to do this on YouTube. When you find the issue look through the list and replace the part. The light might still be on after but if you disconnect the battery for 30mins it will reset this. You will need the reset code for the radio afterwards too. Paul g from Ireland

Best thing to do is Google fault codes, how to do a peddle test and grab a pen and paper and find the fault. You will see how to do this on YouTube. When you find the issue look through the list and replace the part. The light might still be on after but if you disconnect the battery for 30mins it will reset this. You will need the reset code for the radio afterwards too. Paul g from Ireland

Submitted: 21/05/2015 13:33:34 | ID: 116318

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keith marlow, Norfolk

Vauxhall Combo

hello i have a combo 1.7 CDTI done 183,000 miles !! when you floor-it large amount of black smoke comes out !!!! any one can help me please !!!!

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That's good ! Its just clearing all the crap that builds up inside the exhaust system . steve from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 14/06/2015 12:32:39 | ID: 117179

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neil, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

I just drove my vauxhall meriva 1.7diesel and the steering wheel felt really stiff like the power steering had gone. I stopped for five minutes. Started up again and it was okay. Any ldiea what that means

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Is your EPS light showing up. If it's MK1 these are famous for this failure. I didn't realise this when I bought mine, needed a car within budget quick as for new job. Thought was ideal however, ive hit bumper on roundabout as EPS light came on and lost power. Steering was huge difference in control. After call to Vauxhall after I did some googling, they laughed and said be 900 GBP. This was way out of my pocket. Took it to a local garage and said no code showing. on here ive learned that two things possible. Torque Angle sensor? or like mine if it only happens when driving slow but turning sharply, which it does when I'm reversing out my drive. To have a Alternator & Battery test. So I'm all booked in. fingers crossed. Nikki from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/07/2015 16:08:27 | ID: 118986

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Barry Cutt, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Meriva 2005

On the odd occasion the EPS light comes on and the power steering fails. If I switch the engine off and then back on again, it is OK? Can anybody please offer me any advise?

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Spooky.... My car has done the same since day one. I figured it was just ’one of those things’ and have put up with it. It seems to do it towards the end of long journeys for me, as though it needs a rest!! I too find switching off the engine can reset it, but it can take up to 10 minutes or so which can be a real pain. The last time was rather scary as it came on as I went round a roundabout. The handbook says you can keep driving, but I feel as though I’m going to do the steering some real harm as I battle with it. Good luck Amanda Philo from England

See BBC Watchdog on the 30th September! John Recla from England

Yes, watch the Watchdog report. I have a 2006 Meriva. Vauxhall are aware of this problem. If it is the same fault, it is called the torque angle sensor, my car in garage today being repaired and Vauxhall are footing the repair bill! H Kent from England

My car has done the same, the EPS light came on. I was just going onto the A38 in heavy traffic and really had to struggle to steer it! Make sure when you start car that insp (where the miles are shown) has gone off. I think this is part of the problem, restarting it usually rectifies the problem Ann Wyatt from Staffordshire

Ooh, I had that happen to me with my Vauxhall Meriva when I’d only had it (from used car Bristol St Motors dealers) for a few weeks. Very scary. I’d dropped someone off and was doing a three-point turn when it failed. It was really hard to steer but I forced it home and onto my drive. Having asked my neighbour to take a look, it started 1st time! Very unsettling and although their service department checked it out, of course it hasn’t done this since Nicola Robinson from England

Eps electronic power steering Chris H from England

I bought a 58 plate Meriva 1.6 semi auto. It was within my budget and I needed it for work. I had checked over and all ok, just needed a new tyre. Private bought. Test drove for 1hr, seemed no problem with the EPS at that time. It has only done 51k. However on return from picking it up I was going round a really busy London roundabout when the EPS light came on and the power loss was immense. Had to fight with the wheel to keep it going round until I could safely turn off. Can I have this sorted by Vauxhall? AUG/2015 Nikki from North Yorkshire

I bought a 58 plate Meriva 1.6 semi auto. It was within my budget and I needed it for work. I had checked over and all ok, just needed a new tyre. Private bought. Test drove for 1hr, seemed no problem with the EPS at that time. It has only done 51k. However on return from picking it up I was going round a really busy London roundabout when the EPS light came on and the power loss was immense. Had to fight with the wheel to keep it going round until I could safely turn off. Can I have this sorted by Vauxhall? AUG/2015 Nikki from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 17/09/2010 09:03:11 | ID: 79798

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Roy, England

Vauxhall Vivaro 2005

I tried to start my Vauxhall Vivaro and all of the lights went out and now I have no electrics. What could it be?

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hi i had same issue and it was the starter motor.it can stop all electrics to your ignition.and lights ect. stephen trafford from Lancashire

hi i had same issue and it was the starter motor.it can stop all electrics to your ignition.and lights ect. stephen trafford from Lancashire

Submitted: 17/03/2014 11:28:14 | ID: 62893

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Tina Suckling, Essex

Vauxhall Tigra

I have a problem with the boot and roof not opening. Vauxhall ran diagnostics and told me it's either roof control sensor or roof ECU. They would try sensor first as it's cheaper (£338) and then ECU if that doesn't solve it (£619). I don't see why they can't tell which it is. It could cost over £1,000 in total if they just keep throwing parts at it! Do you have any suggestions?

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hi , just recently had roof / boot failure on 2007 model . Had many suggestions on what the fault was. There are so many possibilities that it becomes confusing. These are the following steps I undertook. Location of hydraulic pump/reservoir in the boot , checked fluid level which was ok. Checked all wiring harnesses and connections along with switches , looked ok. Tech 2 diagnostics from a Vauxhall mechanic . This indicated the ecu * in boot* was faulty . I was advised to join Vauxhall service club which reduces any servicing and repairs by 25%. Located ecu unit , again in the boot , obtained correct code number which for me was GM 93163404 . BE CAREFULL you obtain correct code. Should take no more than half an hour to replace. Searched on ebay for correct unit with code no. Unfortunately I was sent wrong unit code no. GM93162344. Eventually obtained correct unit and installed. Cost £75 ,Roof and boot works perfectly. If it hadn't worked my outlay was minimal, and another possible cause eliminated. I'm not saying the same issues affect you , however you quote large sums of cash involved , I would advise that you use Vauxhall or another workshop who has TECH2 diagnostic equipment , this takes about 15 minutes and a maximum of £70. hope this helps ps If you're buying second hand parts make sure they are from a reputable source. I had an element of safety buying from ebay as parts are guaranteed and if not happy you can return them within a reasonable time. Ronnie from North Ayrshire

Submitted: 17/06/2015 19:00:22 | ID: 117346

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Helen, Flintshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi'ive recently noticed oil patchs wher my car is parked,ive had somone look underneath n they sed it ther was wet oil at the front" it dosent affect the car drining in anyway at all,but i dont no if itl be worth gettin it fixed'if its to expensive,& to ne honest its all ive got,pls can anybody give me an idea of wot im looking at as im wirried that by driving it as little as possible as it is'im afraid ill do more damage,so ud appreciate any help thanks

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Oil pipe loose on your alternator hope fully Mick from Lancashire

Oil pipe loose on your alternator hope fully Mick from Lancashire

Submitted: 24/07/2015 15:48:58 | ID: 118850

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Stephen Davies, Lancashire

Vauxhall Meriva

My meriva 1.4 whines when power applied when travelling at 30mph at faster speeds OK Is this normal for this model

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I've been told it's normal as mine does this as well Xx Jackie from Essex

Submitted: 18/08/2015 20:13:15 | ID: 120000

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caroline, Northumberland

Vauxhall Meriva

hi, i have the 1.7 diesel and despite being full my petrol gauge stays on empty.....any ideas plz, other than keep it topped up till i can book it into garage and wonder what kinda expense if others have had the same

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take car back to where you bought it from , and tell them you want a diesel gauge fitting paul from West Yorkshire

take car back to where you bought it from, and tell them you want a diesel gauge fitting paul from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 08/08/2015 10:19:40 | ID: 119493

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mike cox, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Astra

Traveling on the motorway at 70 mph something went bang, I lost all throttle, engine was revving at 2000 rpm. Traction control and spanner symbols on dash . turned off and restarted was no good. Turned it over in gear and this sorted it... Any help/ideas what it can be. It does go into limp mode if I over rev it

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mine was the throttle housing. could also be the accelerator peddle. mine took a long time to sort out had the car de-carbonized new accelerator peddle only to find out it was my throttle housing. good luck. Gerry. gerry from Lancashire

Submitted: 14/08/2015 10:31:53 | ID: 119750

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Emma, Bristol

Vauxhall Astra

My astra sri 1.8 keeps losing it power it really lagging and also traction control keeps turning on and making me lose throttle any ideas? Iv been told to take tc fuse out but cannot find it to do so help pls :(

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after3 acc peddles the same fault was found and it was the throttle housing. this was found by the main Vaux dealers. easy fault test turn key till dash lights up then press acc and brake peddle to the floor and a fault code will show on your dash. gerry from Lancashire

after3 acc peddles the same fault was found and it was the throttle housing. this was found by the main Vaux dealers. easy fault test turn key till dash lights up then press acc and brake peddle to the floor and a fault code will show on your dash. gerry from Lancashire

Submitted: 13/08/2015 15:56:44 | ID: 119711

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Graham Wilkinson, England

Vauxhall Astravan 2001

My Vauxhall Astravan drives well most of the time but sometimes it will lose power and become really sluggish. Also it`s pumping out a bit of smoke. It will work fine the next day though? I had it in for a full service and they can’t find a fault. Any ideas?

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Put some BG244 in your tank and take it for a blast down the motorway, try and keep your revs over 3500 for a while. Sounds like it is going into limp mode which is usually caused by carbon build up in your turbo or DPF. Doing this will clean it out. Jay from Greater Manchester

Put some BG244 in your tank and take it for a blast down the motorway, try and keep your revs over 3500 for a while. Sounds like it is going into limp mode which is usually caused by carbon build up in your turbo or DPF. Doing this will clean it out. Jay from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 14/03/2014 16:33:30 | ID: 62850

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Roy, Somerset

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I've got a zafira vxr and recently started to here a noise when I'm driving slow, it sounds like I have a flat tire on the front passenger side. I've taken it to my local garage and they can't find a problem all they said was see if it gets worse and my gearbox shaft I think was quite worn and clonks sometimes when changing gear but really nothing to worry about could this be linked to the noise I'm hearing? Any help would be really appreciated.

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car has a belt not chain. shaun from Suffolk

car has a belt not chain. shaun from Suffolk

Submitted: 16/08/2015 00:35:37 | ID: 119850

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Joyce, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Insignia

Had my Insignia for 18 months, very happy with it. Unfortunately, all of a sudden the gears have become quite stiff. Has anyone experienced this and possible have a diagnosis???

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Hi, are they stiff or just difficult to select. Mine has done 75000 and this happened. Local garage (not Vauxhall) found that selector mechanism was out of alignment. They rectified the problem and now it's ok. Peter from Leicestershire

Hello Peter from Leicestershire. Thank you for your advice, fortunately, my husband appears to have sorted it. He's lubricated the cables and every around the clutch/gearbox area. The gear selection is as good as ever. Thank you again for getting back to me. Joyce from Derbyshire

Submitted: 12/08/2015 17:14:20 | ID: 119663

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lin, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

hi, got the service due soon light on and the car won't rev over2500 revs is the light the problem?

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Hi Lin The service Vehicle soon message is a bit misleading, it doesn't mean the car is due for a service, it actually means there is a fault of some kind. The reason the car won't rev above 2500 rpm is that the engine management system has gone into what is commonly called "limp mode", just enough power to get you home or to a garage but not enough to cause any damage to the engine Neil from Cambridgeshire

Hi Lin The service Vehicle soon message is a bit misleading, it doesn't mean the car is due for a service, it actually means there is a fault of some kind. The reason the car won't rev above 2500 rpm is that the engine management system has gone into what is commonly called "limp mode", just enough power to get you home or to a garage but not enough to cause any damage to the engine Neil from Cambridgeshire

Hi, the usual cause of limp mode is that the engine management thinks that the particulate filter is blocking up. The car needs to run above 3000 rpm for at least 15 minutes to clear the fault. You can usually achieve this in a low gear on a decent stretch of road. It just annoys other drivers. Best thing to do is run the car in low gear and high revs for the required time every couple of months, then you don't get the problem. Peter from Leicestershire

Hi, the usual cause of limp mode is that the engine management thinks that the particulate filter is blocking up. The car needs to run above 3000 rpm for at least 15 minutes to clear the fault. You can usually achieve this in a low gear on a decent stretch of road. It just annoys other drivers. Best thing to do is run the car in low gear and high revs for the required time every couple of months, then you don't get the problem. Peter from Leicestershire

Submitted: 31/07/2015 10:12:03 | ID: 119160

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ste, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

My seat belt and door alarm keep going off when i drive when someone is sat in back of car even though all doors are shut and seat belts clipped in

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common fault and recall on Vauxhall's, power steering failure, had replaced twice on last to meriva's, go to dealer should be done at no cost Kelly Hemming from Worcestershire

Submitted: 01/08/2015 12:02:41 | ID: 119201

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Brian Pitchford , Norfolk

Vauxhall Combo

Hi , I've got a 2005 Combo van which starts 1st time in the morning but after doing either 1 mile or 100 miles it's hard to start again, it takes 4/5 times to get it going again. Any help please? thanks, Brian

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Ask a local garage for a leak back test on the common fuel rail. Jamie from Devon

Submitted: 19/05/2015 12:50:00 | ID: 116218

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Jamie, Hampshire

Vauxhall Combo

Every now and again I smell exhaust fumes in the cab and when I bought the van it was already covered in black soot on the inside. I've been told that it is the rear doors but as they're stuck shut too I can't replace the rubber seals just yet! Any other ideas as to where else the fumes could be getting into the cab ?

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Faulty fuel injectors leaking back un used diesel. It will have a warm burnt smell that is hard to clear. Jamie from Devon

Faulty fuel injectors leaking back un used diesel. It will have a warm burnt smell that is hard to clear. Jamie from Devon

Submitted: 10/08/2015 21:07:33 | ID: 119585

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Michael Kirk, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unbelievable .... Pressed the zero counter and problem Fixed ..... Thanks everyone Peter brown from Falkirk

Hi. Had this issue with a 2003 Vectra C, the dash display used to drop out all of the time, sometimes completely gone. It turned out it was the connection at the rear of the display, fixed it by doing the below: Fixed it by taking out the instrument cluster and getting rid of the push down clip that makes the plug push in. Search for "Opel and Vauxhall Vectra "C" Dashboard/Instruments Panel Removal" by uploader "DIY Maintenance and REpair Guide" - this shows how to get the cluster out. All you need to take out are two screws under the wheel (can only access one at a time), then follow the instructions (took me about 5 minutes). Once you get the cluster out there is a connection at the right hand side, push down the tab then release the clip and pull out the plug. Then I cleaned it with contact cleaner, if you don`t have any don't worry too much. The black push down part needs to come off - push it back to the top position and you will see there are slots that line up so that it can come off. Slip a tiny screwdriver under each side to pop it off, then push the plug in all the way. (Without the clip it lets it go in further, I did take it out and just clean it first but it didn't fix the issue). Once you have pushed it all the way back in, secure it with a cable tie or something else. Hope that helps somebody else. Cheers, Will Will from Australia

Being a cynic, I wasn't expecting a result particularly but wow !! Unbelievable !! My dash lights went out last night and I thought I'd spend a fair bit of Saturday trying to get it sorted. I came across these answers and thought "oh well, nothing to lose." I promptly went out to the car, turned on the ignition, pushed and held the trip reset and lo and behold, fixed !! Thanks very much to those who take the time to help others by writing these posts, much appreciated. John Morris from Cheshire

Being a cynic, I wasn't expecting a result particularly but wow !! Unbelievable !! My dash lights went out last night and I thought I'd spend a fair bit of Saturday trying to get it sorted. I came across these answers and thought "oh well, nothing to lose." I promptly went out to the car, turned on the ignition, pushed and held the trip reset and lo and behold, fixed !! Thanks very much to those who take the time to help others by writing these posts, much appreciated. John Morris from Cheshire

I have an Astra mk4 1.7 tdi 52 reg, I had the same problem no indicators ,dash light and speedo, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, hazard light, auto wipers rear window heater interior lights fog light. All that went and I checked the fuses ,relays , changed the multi timer, changed the dash board, reboot the car system, nothing worked for two weeks, then my daughter called the AA, and the AA man checked my car and found that one fuse was missing and it was fuse slot number 22, its 15A that was causing all that problems, what happened was my break light went and I tried to change it with a new pulp and something sparked so I went to check the fuse box under the dash board I must put the fuse in different place and that caused the problem, the fuse numbers in the manual book, so Always check if any fuse missing or blowing. I thought it might help people with similar problem and good luck sally from Cheshire

I have an Astra mk4 1.7 tdi 52 reg, I had the same problem no indicators ,dash light and speedo, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, hazard light, auto wipers rear window heater interior lights fog light. All that went and I checked the fuses ,relays , changed the multi timer, changed the dash board, reboot the car system, nothing worked for two weeks, then my daughter called the AA, and the AA man checked my car and found that one fuse was missing and it was fuse slot number 22, its 15A that was causing all that problems, what happened was my break light went and I tried to change it with a new pulp and something sparked so I went to check the fuse box under the dash board I must put the fuse in different place and that caused the problem, the fuse numbers in the manual book, so Always check if any fuse missing or blowing. I thought it might help people with similar problem and good luck sally from Cheshire

Guys i had problem with this for years.Nothing helps and trust me i tryied everything,just go to this guys and problem solwed for 100pounds in one day :) Enjoy TOMAS from West Midlands

Guys i had problem with this for years.Nothing helps and trust me i tryied everything,just go to this guys and problem solwed for 100pounds in one day :) Enjoy TOMAS from West Midlands

Hello, I have a Vectra C 2.0dti 05 plate. My dash lights came on but as I turned the key to start the car it just made a clicking sound. A previous poster advised turning the key in the ignition but don`t start it, then reset your mileage meter to 0, then start the the car and it should work. Worked for me? Hope this helps Shamrock from Lancashire

Just read this as having the same problem and fixed it immediately by holding the mileage counter in! Thank you so much! Saved me so much time, and stress! CAROLINE PIERCE from Greater Manchester

Just read this as having the same problem and fixed it immediately by holding the mileage counter in! Thank you so much! Saved me so much time, and stress! CAROLINE PIERCE from Greater Manchester

Hi, I've got an 05 plate diesel Vectra, everything on the dash goes off and if you bang the top of the dash sometimes it comes back on. It`s been off for a while now and pushing the button doesn`t work, neither does changing the fuse. Any suggestions would be great. I am thinking of changing the clocks but wanted some advice please Mark from Lancashire

Hi, I've got an 05 plate diesel Vectra, everything on the dash goes off and if you bang the top of the dash sometimes it comes back on. It`s been off for a while now and pushing the button doesn`t work, neither does changing the fuse. Any suggestions would be great. I am thinking of changing the clocks but wanted some advice please Mark from Lancashire

Mark from Lancashire, sounds like you have the same problem I did, look back at the posts for my one on my 2003 Vectra C. I used to whack the dash until I fixed it also, he he, it's just a dodgy connector going to the dash display and I fixed mine. Cheers. Will from Australia

Mine is a 1.9 CDTi Vectra registered in Jan 07. Instrument panel went dead. Only engine management sign lit up. Read all sorts on several forums. Tried resetting mileometer, doing it while simultaneously pressing brake, hazard lights, disconnecting battery, banging dashboard. Nothing worked. Even looked up instrument cluster prices from salvage yard as advised on here. Then had a go at finding the plug that connects power to the cluster. Removed the fascia around steering wheel, found plug, wiggled it with a screwdriver, and finally, everything returned to working order. I was so close to ringing an auto electrician. Smiling again now. Just hope I didn't get caught speeding in M1 50mph zone yesterday when it wasn't working..... Darren from South Yorkshire

Mine is a 1.9 CDTi Vectra registered in Jan 07. Instrument panel went dead. Only engine management sign lit up. Read all sorts on several forums. Tried resetting mileometer, doing it while simultaneously pressing brake, hazard lights, disconnecting battery, banging dashboard. Nothing worked. Even looked up instrument cluster prices from salvage yard as advised on here. Then had a go at finding the plug that connects power to the cluster. Removed the fascia around steering wheel, found plug, wiggled it with a screwdriver, and finally, everything returned to working order. I was so close to ringing an auto electrician. Smiling again now. Just hope I didn't get caught speeding in M1 50mph zone yesterday when it wasn't working..... Darren from South Yorkshire

I have a vauxhall vectra 1.8 16v petrol (c) the clock lights have gone out , with engnie mangement light ,no revcounter,no speedo no fuel no temp gauges . i tried the trip and it worked !!!! NOW it doesnt can anyone tell me why it does this and how to solve this problem for good . please ???? John Baines from Suffolk

I have a vauxhall vectra 1.8 16v petrol (c) the clock lights have gone out , with engnie mangement light ,no revcounter,no speedo no fuel no temp gauges . i tried the trip and it worked !!!! NOW it doesnt can anyone tell me why it does this and how to solve this problem for good . please ???? John Baines from Suffolk

Guys just check on ebay in search,THEN write "speedo repair vectra" There will be speedo repair company called CARTRONIX. THey fixing whole dash for about 100£ Good luck TOMAS from West Midlands

My Vectra C 1.8 2008 speedometer, rev counter, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, indicator lights stopped working. A side door light was stuck on. I saw your entry above and tried it. Started engine, pressed the mileage reset button for about 3 seconds. Instant cure! Thank you so much! D.Reid from Armagh

My Vectra C 1.8 2008 speedometer, rev counter, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, indicator lights stopped working. A side door light was stuck on. I saw your entry above and tried it. Started engine, pressed the mileage reset button for about 3 seconds. Instant cure! Thank you so much! D.Reid from Armagh

Thank you so much friends for sharing the problem of vectra clocks. It's sorted mine out without spending any money. Was so worried it was gonna cost crazy amount of cash at Vauxhall dealers. Got it sorted just as you all said reset the trip button with ignition on. Could give you all a big hug lol. Thanks again Buzz boy from West Yorkshire

Thank you so much friends for sharing the problem of vectra clocks. It's sorted mine out without spending any money. Was so worried it was gonna cost crazy amount of cash at Vauxhall dealers. Got it sorted just as you all said reset the trip button with ignition on. Could give you all a big hug lol. Thanks again Buzz boy from West Yorkshire

Thank god for these sites my vectra 04 was ready for brain surgery but on press of the milage button hey presto all working thanks to everyone roy West yorkshire Roy Millington from West Yorkshire

Thank god for these sites my vectra 04 was ready for brain surgery but on press of the milage button hey presto all working thanks to everyone roy West yorkshire Roy Millington from West Yorkshire

Works with same fault on Insignia also.... Great tip saved loads of hassle Roger from West Midlands

Works with same fault on Insignia also.... Great tip saved loads of hassle Roger from West Midlands

A huge thank u to everyone on this page! Had the same problem and freaked out did a search on Google and saw this. U have saved me ££££ from being ripped off at a garage. Being a single mum I always seem to get screwed over with cars. So a seriously big thank u xxx Lisa from Hampshire

Just had the same problem. Removed fuses to check them. All OK. Googled and found this page. Went to car to reset odometer, but all was working fine. So presumably removing and refitting fuses reset everything. Result Francis Newman from Berkshire

Just had the same problem. Removed fuses to check them. All OK. Googled and found this page. Went to car to reset odometer, but all was working fine. So presumably removing and refitting fuses reset everything. Result Francis Newman from Berkshire

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

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neil parker, Shropshire

Vauxhall Movano

Hi. Got a problem with drivers "door open" warning light and audible alarm coming on when door is shut. this is preventing me from locking the van on occations as the locking system thinks the door is open. Can anyone tell me where i might find the actuator that opperates the warning light as i cant locate any external switches or contacts. Is it perhaps a micro switch inside the door? HELP

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Had a similar problem with mine I adjusted the door keep and it is fine now. Paul from Kent

Thanks for the tip Paul. unfortunatly it was not as simple as that on mine. After having no joy with adjusting the keep i still had the problem so i decided to strip the door trim off .This took about half an hour once i located all the fixings several of which are hidden behind plastic blanks ,then unplug the electric window controls , inside door handle pull cable and then the trim was free. Then the window guide rail needs to be removed at which point you can unbolt the door catch mechanism and pull it from the door cavity . The bad news is the micro switch is built into a riveted together assembly which you would have to destroy to access it so it looks like you have to buy the whole assembly. It looks an expensive part to replace but ive not enquired yet. HOPE THIS IS USEFULL INFO FOR SOMEONE neil parker from Shropshire

Submitted: 14/07/2015 22:59:27 | ID: 118468

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Costa, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Insignia

Hi I need help please I'm having trouble locating the fuse for the parking assist function as it doesn't work any more when I press the button it doesn't come on,also the dab isn't working either, would the 2 be connected on the fuse as they both stopped working at the same time.. Kind regards costa.

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Try fuse F32 in rear load area fuse box John from Tyne and Wear

Try fuse F32 in rear load area fuse box John from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 24/06/2015 12:30:53 | ID: 117637

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Barry, Lancashire

Vauxhall Combo

Hi, I have a 2005 Vauxhall Combo 1.3 diesel. My wipers have failed to work, on checking the fuse I noticed it had blown. I changed the fuse and as soon as I tried the wipers again the fuse blew immediately. Any experience or advice before I book it into the garage? Thank-you!

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Wiper motor - common problem. me from Blackpool

Submitted: 23/06/2015 14:10:05 | ID: 117591

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Andrew Kershaw, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Combo

With a suitable tow-bar fitted , would my van be capable of safely towing a twin axle caravan with a maximum running order weight of 1,679kg, or would it be too much for the vehicle to cope?

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Nope, this is far too heavy, the combo is only designed to tow a maximum running order of 1000kg, so id say a small caravan of about 800kg would be the absolute max, once all your stuff is in the caravan... me from Blackpool

Nope, this is far too heavy, the combo is only designed to tow a maximum running order of 1000kg, so id say a small caravan of about 800kg would be the absolute max, once all your stuff is in the caravan... me from Blackpool

Submitted: 27/07/2015 09:05:37 | ID: 118965

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Graham Knightgraham, Neath Port Talbot

Vauxhall Astra

I have a problem with the intermediate wiper it stops half way ,all the other functions work fine?

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I had this problem a couple of weeks ago. It's the Wiper motor with linkage needs replacing. Hope this helps. Mark from Greater London

Submitted: 20/06/2015 10:37:14 | ID: 117429

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P kapoor, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Movano

Movano 2500cc minibus. End of oil dipstick broken off so can't check oil level. Is it an easy fix? What needs to be done to fix??

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Obvious answer is to drain the oil and take the sump pan off and retrieve the broken end, however, you could just leave it as is will just lie in the sump anyway and just get a new dipstick joebloggs from Durham

Common problem just replace the dip stick genuine GM replacement £18.00 Paul from Kent

Common problem just replace the dip stick genuine GM replacement £18.00 Paul from Kent

Submitted: 17/02/2015 23:31:16 | ID: 111765

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Donna, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a 57 plate 1.6 petrol life model. The dam engine management light keeps coming on With fuel trim lean! It's been in 3 different garages including a Vauxhall main dealership and still nonethe wiser! Had a O2 sensor & maf sensors changed and still the light keeps coming back on. It's been checked for leaks, cracks you name it and no one can find anything wrong. Any ideas? As a last result they want to change the cat, but it could be a waste of £600+ anyoMe else had problems like this? It drives completely fine, unless it goes into idle mode after the light comes on. Finding annoying and costly to the pocket!

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If its the XE1 engine there is a EGR plate underneath the inlet manifold. This plate gets blocked with carbon from the exhaust also four small holes in the cylinder which goes from the egr plate into the inlets off the cylinder block. I think when the EGR valve opens, the fuel mixture is increased to counter act the engine has just gone lean because more air has just gone into the cylinders from the exhaust. but with the blockage the engine is now too rich, so the rear o2 sensor thinks the engine must be lean to need to run rich. So adds fuel to the long term fuel trim. when this trim gets to 21% the ecu puts out a system too lean code. The inlet manifold needs to be removed. The plate needs to be removed and cleaned and make sure the holes in the cylinder block are cleared. About a Three hour job. http://www.partsbase.org/opel/zafira-b-2005--7-3-2-1-exhaust-gas-recirculation-z16xep-lj7-z16xe1-lj7-petrol-engines/ The plate is item 15 G T from Southampton

If its the XE1 engine there is a EGR plate underneath the inlet manifold. This plate gets blocked with carbon from the exhaust also four small holes in the cylinder which goes from the egr plate into the inlets off the cylinder block. I think when the EGR valve opens, the fuel mixture is increased to counter act the engine has just gone lean because more air has just gone into the cylinders from the exhaust. but with the blockage the engine is now too rich, so the rear o2 sensor thinks the engine must be lean to need to run rich. So adds fuel to the long term fuel trim. when this trim gets to 21% the ecu puts out a system too lean code. The inlet manifold needs to be removed. The plate needs to be removed and cleaned and make sure the holes in the cylinder block are cleared. About a Three hour job. G T from Southampton

Submitted: 28/07/2015 15:23:07 | ID: 119030

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mark, Dorset

Vauxhall Vivaro

Hi ive recently bought a Vivaro 60 plate and maybe im beibg stupid but i cant seem to work out how to change the time on the dash display. There is no stalk and the owners manual doesnt have instructions for my dash insert.

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I've got a 61 plate and you have to go through the radio to fix it, hopefully you still have the factory fitting one, otherwise not sure. Kevin Parsons from East Sussex

Submitted: 04/07/2015 15:56:02 | ID: 118043

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