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battery light on dashboard stays on
Terry.. a choice of possibles... including...battery knackered: alternator knackered; broken leads or connections; poor connections; poor earth; short circuit diverting power. First I'd disconnect battery and get test leads on it.. check for 12.4v or more.. if yes battery prob ok: if no, bin it and replace. Then reconnect leads to batt and check again to get reading and note it. Then start engine and while running, take voltage readings again which should be around 14v. If over 15v the regulator knackered on charging system and risk of exploding battery.. if under 13v, then it could be alternator duff or poor connections including earth strap. Mind you, all this is assuming the belt hasn't gone that drives the alternator. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 22/08/2016 15:26:18 | ID: 134567
I have a vauxhall combo van , 1300cc , 16 valve cdti 2006 and the hazard lights keep coming on and staying on and then going off again when they feel like it, I've taken the hazard light fuse out but then i can't use the indicators , I've been told its a relay . Can you help ? Ive looked at some diagrams on the internet but none seem the same. Any help or idea's would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Submitted: 18/07/2016 00:01:14 | ID: 133604
How many seats does the combo have
Submitted: 09/07/2016 21:33:30 | ID: 133379
can I purchase the white clip between the clutch pedal and the master cylinder? it appears to have snapped and I haven't a clue how to fix it
Submitted: 20/06/2016 12:09:51 | ID: 132821
Removing roof rack and can't get hold of any new covers to fill holes where it's been
Submitted: 17/06/2016 18:54:50 | ID: 132755
can you tell me what type of bolt holds on the steering wheel
Submitted: 06/06/2016 21:04:53 | ID: 132412
Problem selecting reverse gear all other gears select ok any ideas
Submitted: 06/06/2016 17:45:45 | ID: 132398
Water getting into drivers footwell any answers
Submitted: 01/06/2016 16:09:38 | ID: 132226
Driving fine then spanner light comes on and goes off again checked oil and water all fine, drives fine again then getting blue smoke out the back when changing gear?
Submitted: 22/05/2016 12:18:49 | ID: 131872
hi i have a 03 opel combo some times its start and other times it wont any one no what wrong
Submitted: 19/05/2016 19:08:38 | ID: 131702
Cold start not working no light on dash, no power at glow plugs, Speedo stopped working ABS Service light on .Rev counter works and other dash lights, These stopped working at same time. Is there any way of tracing power supply to glow plugs, or any other way of sending power to glow plugs.
Submitted: 17/05/2016 09:16:56 | ID: 131611
I have recently had a mot done on my van but now a few days later it just cut out it starts then cuts out ,I gave changed the diesel filter and it drove but then half way up the road cut out again it was perfectly fine till I had my mot done
Submitted: 24/04/2016 16:36:49 | ID: 130766
My combo with 1.7 Isuzu engine on tick over and slight revs sounds normal but on higher or sharper revs makes loud knocking, it sounds as if its on the top of the engine near the injectors and there is some blue smoke, any ideas as to cause?
Submitted: 05/04/2016 22:46:55 | ID: 129997
Hi Does anybody know why my indicators do not show inside when they are working fine on the outside. clock console has been changed but still no luck with the indicator lights i can hear the ticking but there are no visual signs this is quite urgent because it failed the mot because of this. Thanks in advance Rod
Submitted: 30/03/2016 07:52:47 | ID: 129658
Hi I have a Vauxhall combo and it has a p1625 fault showing not driven it far as still doing work on it ( only Owned for a month ). Can anyone shed any light on what this problem is as some furums say it shouldnt start in the cold but my combo has started every morning as its stored in my warehouse every night.
Submitted: 26/03/2016 07:46:11 | ID: 129486
Hi I've got a Vauxhall Comby 2010 just wondering would the back door and bumper fit off 2002 vauxhall Comby they look the same ?
Submitted: 25/03/2016 17:10:38 | ID: 129456
Hi all brought a 54 ex bg van problem is the side lights stay on have to disconnect the battery, i took the light switch out but with that out the lights still stay on ..any ideas. Thanks all
Submitted: 24/03/2016 21:50:43 | ID: 129431
the switch to turn on the lights seems to have stopped working will only let me have half beam even when turned to full beam and the internal lights for the clock and mileage gage isn't lighting up when light switch is turned on but lights up when I turn them off ? has anyone else had this problem and how do I solve it
Submitted: 19/03/2016 19:14:24 | ID: 129238
I put a old ecu kit on my combo van as old ecu was playing up so ecu kit I put on it work half day then just stop now wen I turn the key it don't start and there no spanner ligth or oill ligth or eingin ligth wen I turn key to on can you tell me or some one can try tell me
Submitted: 19/03/2016 12:53:26 | ID: 129209
how to remove starter
Submitted: 17/03/2016 12:17:13 | ID: 129130
Where abouts is power steering filler bottle on van as steering is a it stiff
Submitted: 14/03/2016 20:10:26 | ID: 129014
My Vauxhall combo 05 only starts on easyStart. Any ideas please?
Submitted: 14/03/2016 14:54:05 | ID: 129001
Hi i have a vauxhall combo 2003 1.7di, im trying to find out what fault code reader i need to purchase? thanks
Sam, any ELM327 OBD connector should fit... search fleabay for ELM327 bluetooth and you will find many cheap options that can work with iphone and android smartphones... I work with several people who spent less than a tenner for one and they work fine on many cars including Vauxhalls.. and you can use it to reset engine management light and service light. Remember do your fleabay research for reputable sellers with good feedback. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 12/03/2016 17:23:07 | ID: 128902
How do I top up the power steering fluid
Submitted: 09/03/2016 20:28:17 | ID: 128788
I've got a 2005 1.7Dti Vauxhall Combi Van, just in the process of replacing the gearbox and I wondered if anyone could tell me how much gearbox oil I need to put in? Can I just use the filler plug as a level guide or do I need to be a bit more specific? Cheers
filler plug until oil seeps out. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 05/03/2016 11:18:20 | ID: 128554
I currently have 2 problems.The first and most urgent is I appear to be losing some kind of fluid which is a kinda blue in colour and smells like fuel coming from the right hand side of the engine block.When engine is running this fluid is dripping out quite rapidly.When engine off and parked there is a patch / stain on the road which is lighter in colour than an oil stain.Engine management light is on but code reader I have is not giving me any code to check. Second problem is electrical. I think it is known as a parasitic drain. I first noticed that the interior light would come on by itself so I have removed the fuse to eliminate the battery dying overnight. The 2 lights in the back of the van worked briefly for about a second once but haven't worked for ages. If I leave the vehicle parked for more than 2 days without driving it than the battery will be flat. When you turn the key you do hear a sort of 'fizz like' electrical sound straight away while waiting for glow plug light to go out, not sure if this is normal or not. My mechanic had a look but couldn't find the electrical problem & said to get a auto electrician to look at it but money is tight at the moment so was hoping for some advice as to how to sort it out myself. Any help would be much appreciated .....
Submitted: 28/02/2016 15:04:15 | ID: 128289
losing coolant but no sign of any leaks loses half a litre every 60 miles
If you've done thorough checks for leakage and find none.. sounds like head gasket may be leaking coolant into combustion chambers.. if so you may notice an increased amount of white smoke out the exhaust. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 20/02/2016 16:23:24 | ID: 127907
Heater blower only comes on after driving about 2 mile! Same spot every morning! Very fustrating when frost or steamed up window! Please help!
Submitted: 20/02/2016 10:53:46 | ID: 127888
what relay does what please i need to know what one for windscreen wipers
Submitted: 19/02/2016 14:01:28 | ID: 127852
Ive got a combo 2002 and need a towbar, been offered a tow bar off a 2000 combo, will it fit or not?
Submitted: 18/02/2016 15:49:59 | ID: 127822
I have really noisy rattlee engine when cold or in low revs, didn't expect this from a brand new vehicle it sounds like an old transit, being told by the garage its diesel clatter and perfectly normal is that right?
Submitted: 04/02/2016 19:29:03 | ID: 127142
I have a Vauxhall combo van 17.00cc 03 can you please tell me what the three little switch that have red light on and off the side of my steering wheel are for thanks
Submitted: 18/01/2016 20:25:30 | ID: 126353
Hi I have a Vauxhall combo 1.3 I've only had it a year and it keeps blowing 1 glow plug every few months I know it's on little cost but so annoying driving along and the light popping up can any one help cheers
Submitted: 12/01/2016 07:54:18 | ID: 125979
Second question - I've tried removing the original cassette/radio but it refuses to budge - undone the four screws at front, tried pulling the thing out, but just will not budge. Then the next morning the battery was flat - so I have no idea why trying to remove the radio would cause the battery to drain. And I just want to put my own radio in, but looks like I'm stuck with this gramaphone!
Submitted: 09/01/2016 18:04:40 | ID: 125810
I've noticed carpet wet in passenger footwell - more towards the seat and door then the actual footwell. Door seals all Ok and no sign of wetness around door frame. Took the grill off where windscreen wipers are because apparently it coukd be a blockage htere but couldn't see anything - just another piece of plastic! I'm wondering if there could be some way of the water getting in underneath?
This would be caused by the bcm leaking, would need resealing Marc from Kent
Rachael, this is a common occurrence in Combos... I have repaired four in the last three months... and it's little to do with a blockage, but a perished seal ... and you can confirm this first by removing the four screws that secure the glovebox and remove the glovebox.. then get a torch and get your head into the void and look towards where the wiring harnesses come from the engine bay into the interior.. look for signs of wetness inside the plastic housing of the wiring harness. Look carefully and I'm sure you'll find it. If you have wetness there then it is certainly the seal gone on the cover for that box inside the engine bay... the seal is crappy foam that perishes over time and absorbs water but also leaks it into the wiring that it's designed to protect and unfortunately it is bonded to the cover and the seal itself does not come as replacement part, but the whole cover. To remove the cover you'll need to get the scuttle out of the way, then remove the battery and pull away the thick rubber strip that goes from one side to the other and OVER the offending cover. Then there are eight hex screws holding the cover on and they are fiddly to remove. Once off, there are two clips, one each side of the box at about half way front to rear.. unclip and pull off the cover while manoeuvring it out. Look inside the cover and you'll see a fair bit of water, then check the foam seal around the perimeter of the cover and you'll see if will be flaking away and soaked with water... now you could try and adapt by making your own seal but you'll have to remove all traces of the old foam rubbish or you'll be at square 1.. or get replacement part from dealer (ching ching) R Evans from Caerphilly
Thanks R Evans for the detailed reply. When we have some better weather, I will defo have a look at this - it makes sense cos I have taken the the scuttle off at the windscreen wipers and found nothing. The seal around the passenger door is intact too. And short of having a hole under the footwell, I couldn't think what else it could be! I'll post on here my results. Thanks again :) Rachael from Kent
Submitted: 09/01/2016 18:01:47 | ID: 125809
Battery not charging. Dash light stays on . If this is the alternator are they hard to change on your own.Thanks Jack.
Jack, generally an alternator is pretty easy to change.. however that really does depend on your set up as far as how the alternator operates... whether it is by separate belt or if it is part of a belt that goes around many pulleys (these are pretensioned and you really should have someone who knows what's what to do these. Before you change the alternator.. remove the electrical contacts and clean them.. and wire-wool them.. it could just be that.. dirty contacts (it was for my Relay van). Once you're satisfied that the contacts are all good, check the earth strap to the vehicle..if that breaks, it could cause a failure. Once you've done that.. carry out a battery voltage check.. just over 12v at the battery is good... less than 10V and your battery has died... If the battery is OK, start the engine and carefully do the voltage test at the battery again,.. you should be getting just over 14V but less than 15.5v.. if you're getting over 15.5V, the alternator regulator is duff.. change the alternator or it will burn out your battery... if you're getting over 14v.. happy days. If, with the engine running, you get no change in battery voltage from the reading you had with engine off, then suggests alternator is kaput. Just a few cost-free suggestions before you cough up for a new alternator R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 03/01/2016 12:33:17 | ID: 125458
Hi, l have 04 opel combo & when lm driving with the window open there's fumes or a smell like a overheated motor coming into the van did have turbo problem before not opening or closing properly with the usual combo leak coming down behind the pedals did try to seal up at back of steering from the outside there's a circular black seal going around a unit which goes down to the water trap, does it just need a new seal if that seal van be bought, also had problem when taking off too fast or overtaking power would just go,pull up & turn ignition off & on its fine again, thought it was EGR valve no, then the boost pressure switch no, it was the turbo not opening or closing properly, any answers to my overheated smell, fumes, Thanks
Submitted: 02/01/2016 20:14:54 | ID: 125436
Started the van up this morning and found the radio not working, fuses are all good. Have noticed other owners having this issue, has anyone here had the problem resolved as I need the radio.......
Submitted: 02/01/2016 11:10:28 | ID: 125416
hi,cant find an alternater relay, could you tell where to locate it thank you ian
Submitted: 20/12/2015 11:07:09 | ID: 124911
After disconnecting battery service light flashing can't start the van can u help
Submitted: 19/12/2015 15:01:07 | ID: 124881
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