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After changing rear bulb on insignia got a code 65 pop up on dash and now got service light on dash even tho the service isnt due for 2000 miles is there anyway to reset the service light on the dash
Submitted: 19/01/2017 15:47:21 | ID: 138245
Hi, got insignia 2009 plate, just had mot and service done, thermostat and sensor were replaced but now the fan stays on after engine turned off for ten minutes, the dash still states service is due, also an alarm noise and says engine overheating but it isnt. Cannot stop this information appearing and getting told an auto electrician will have to look at it now, is this common
Submitted: 18/01/2017 13:37:21 | ID: 138217
Lost my miles on dash after battery change can any one help pl thanks ??
Submitted: 14/01/2017 12:02:11 | ID: 138081
Hi. Wife was driving car today and a shuddering noise came from engine.. She got home from work with the same problem. Insignia not starting at all now. All lights working so it doesn't seem electrical. I've got a feeling it could be the clutch !!!!
Submitted: 13/01/2017 23:14:34 | ID: 138071
service light for the parking brake coming on periodically, how much does it cost to get this service and what is involved?
Submitted: 10/01/2017 14:22:53 | ID: 137999
car battery died can not get mileage details to come on after battery rechared checked electrics tried reseting on window drop but still not getting mileage on cluster panel is it possible problem with 1 of modules
have you a answer to the question concerning mileage on cluster panel thank you barrywilmer from West Midlands
Hi I have the same problem with my insignia lost miles after battery change can u help pl thanks Chris from Yorkshire
Submitted: 10/01/2017 10:23:45 | ID: 137987
How do I get accessed to the fuel filler flap locking motor? as I had to force open the flap and the plastic locking bar is not retracting when the key fob is used or the key is used in the door ,looks like it's a wheel off and splash guard removed job , any suggestions gratefully taken on board ,thanks billy
Submitted: 08/01/2017 20:14:20 | ID: 137947
hi can anyone help ,every time i brake i get a knocking sound , the ABS light came on but has since gone of ,i dont want to take it in to a garage blind as they could tell me anything ,any body any ideas would be much appreciated. thanks
Submitted: 07/01/2017 18:14:43 | ID: 137905
I've got problems with the boot on my insignia hatchback. It's refusing to open via the normal boot lid press pad. I've followed some instructions from Charlie Buckingham from Swansea and finally managed to get it open. Charlie also said that there is a simple way to replace the faulty switch and he says Remove the boot bar outside trim and badge(3 screws). Remove the inside bootlid trim(small release mechanism inside boot lid by the locking catch. Press the release mechanism and the trim just pulls off. This gives access to the boot switch. Unclip the wiring connector and just replace with the new one. Job done 15 to 20 minutes. Unfortunately I'm thinking his outline is for an insignia Tourer as I can't see any of his instructions on my car. Can anyone (maybe Charlie if he's still following this question) tell me where the 3 screws are for the outside trim and how to remove the inside bootlid trim on a hatchback. Cheers Jim
I had the same problem on my wife's insig. Easy to fix. Bought a £20 replacement boot switch on eBay. Fitting quite easy if you know how. YouTube is your friend https://youtu.be/d9WZLjMjSi4 Main dealer would probably charge £75 min fitted Steve from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 05/01/2017 13:25:38 | ID: 137835
I have had problems with water getting into front and rear light assemblies. These have been changed but I am now getting condensation in the front lamp assemblies. I am told by Vauxhall that this is a characteristic of the Insignia. My research indicated this is not an Insignia characteristic. Has anybody had this problem and,,if so, what has Vajuxhall or the dealer said about it?
I had same problem but actually had water coming in the boot, evidently it's the seals that have gone around the back lights which let in water. Janet from Middlesex
Submitted: 05/01/2017 10:34:30 | ID: 137830
is it permissible to replace 3 sensor glow plugs with non sensor ones , thanks
Submitted: 03/01/2017 18:41:23 | ID: 137770
can the tailgate on the sports tourer be opened manually?
Submitted: 03/01/2017 12:49:14 | ID: 137754
My tailgate will not unlock on my 2012 Insignia estate. Can anyone help. Thank ou
probably water in the tailgate catch .this is a reasonably easy replacement peter from Norfolk
Submitted: 02/01/2017 23:48:44 | ID: 137738
Hi I seem to have a problem with my indicators the rear right works front right doesn't, front left works rear left doesn't work can anyone help please as I do a lot of motorway miles thanks walt
Submitted: 02/01/2017 10:48:48 | ID: 137726
My vauxhall Insignia 2009 just lost all power when I was driving along the road before that codes 3 and 4 where showing. Managed to get towed to garage but after two weeks they still cannot get it going. The coolant pipe had ripped apart and so we thought that I might have seized the engine. The garage however told me that they can get the engine ticking over manually but when they turn the ignition key to start the engine all the lights come on then go off again immediately. They have replaced the starter motor and checked the battery but it is not this. So I am no further on with my car still sitting in the garage. They keep getting the engine to turn over manually but when they turn the ignition key all that happens is the dash lights up for a split second and then nothing. Any suggestions as to what to do or what it could be would be most appreciated. Many Thanks, Kev
Check that engine immobiliser has not activated. Also, check that the engine control relay has not failed. Failing this, take it to a specialist Vauxhall garage, where they have the appropriate diagnostic equipment and knowledge on this model. Paul from Cambridgeshire
Thanks Paul for taking the time to answer my question. I spoke to the garage yesterday around midday just before they were about to close for Christmas. They informed me that they had gone over the engine again and could not find anything wrong with it which makes them almost certain that it is a electrical problem. After doing some research online the night before I came to the same conclusion as you regarding the immobiliser. So I mentioned it to the garage and they said that their is a strong possibility that it could be that. I informed them that I had a spare key but they are not open now until the new year. So that's when we will try this. I am just glad that it is not the engine as this would have cost me a small fortune. I will mention about the engine control relay that you mentioned in your reply to them. Thanks again for your reply Paul I really do appreciate people like you taking the time and effort to answer someones question. I will be sure to let everybody know how I get on in the new year. Kev from Cheshire
I appreciate your thanks. It doesn't happen very often! I'm afraid I have no detailed knowledge of your model of car, but I have more than 35 years experience of fixing cars and I'm an electronics engineer as well. I use the internet to increase my knowledge daily, so I try to give back by helping on various forums. If you can find the wiring diagrams, you can solve this problem. Hope you get it sorted. Paul from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 23/12/2016 00:35:03 | ID: 137545
Hi brand new 66 plate Vauxhall Insignia delivered 2 days ago. All is great barring the bluetooth . As a company car this is vital to me. I have successfully paired now 6 different current mobile phones to the car system, all connect and allow me to play music through the system and gives me the full contact list. Making a call however all 6 phones have the same issue. Basically the person I am calling cannot here me from the car, I can hear them no problem. I think it's a microphone issue, so please let me know I'm losing it and the fix is with one of the buttons in this car and I've been daft. Or is there potentially a mic issue? Kind Regards
Submitted: 21/12/2016 17:44:30 | ID: 137517
Hi my drivers side foglight clip has somehow broken foglight mint condition no marks around chrome trim etc of anything Knockin it the clip has broke on the bumpers side does that mean a whole new bumper
Submitted: 19/12/2016 23:21:35 | ID: 137472
My Vauxhall insigna 2012 diesel saloon keeps totally cutting out. No lights, no engine and the steering jams. Has happened about 15 times, on motorway doing 70 mph, coming down Alpes in France three weeks ago, highly dangerous! Sent to Perry's again, first time could find nothing wrong, this time said the car needed a new EGR valve. £362.47 later drove car about one mile had 4 cutouts and was nearly killed by HGV. Got it back to Perry's an now refuse to drive it. What do I do now as I am scared stiff of the car?
Submitted: 19/12/2016 08:21:21 | ID: 137446
Can you replace the Outside Temperature Sensor without removing the Front Bumper?
Submitted: 15/12/2016 10:36:00 | ID: 137390
hi there i went out this morning to start my car and nothing it half turned over then died. it was working perfectly all day yesterday so i havent a clue what could be wrong. the servicw light has been on for a few weeks but its not due a service as it was completely serviced when i bought it in may Can anyone help?
Hi. Just had similar issue with my 1.8 sri. Symptoms were like the engine was flooded and would not start. After being towed to garage by rac the problem was a faulty temperature control sensor. £32 fitted and problem resolved. Neil Swift from Greater Manchester
Submitted: 12/12/2016 00:12:37 | ID: 137329
2016 insignia 2.0l diesel estate (170) Recurring fault - emissions light, been into garage 3 times now - roadside assistance from AA to get to garage Apparently there's a recall on the clutch sensor, been replaced, fault recurred again today Now waiting to decide on replacing with like or looking at other dealer, Any thoughts?
Submitted: 03/12/2016 11:34:45 | ID: 137127
Hi all . My insignia is now showing air bag service light warning ??? . And i few wks ago when last time ot was cold i had the low voltage warning come on when i started car . But since it turned mild again it stopped doing that . So was wondering could the two problems be related . Thanks in advance paul
Submitted: 01/12/2016 15:35:39 | ID: 137081
I've had my car now for awhile, recently it's started losing power mainly when it's cold. When it loses power the revs can still be dropped and raised however it's like the car is going into limp mode. At the present moment in time it's not happened when the car is fully warmed up just tends to be when cold, any suggestions would gladly be taken onboard. I've been told to buy a deisel fuel addictive to clean the.... Whatever it cleans, sorry but I'm not very mechanically gifted or savvy.
Submitted: 30/11/2016 16:10:27 | ID: 137066
2014 2.0 cdti sri 130. When activating the central locking it is usually quiet but occasionally now there is a loud clunk from the petrol flap area. Is there anything that can resolve this as it's getting annoying. Thanks.
Submitted: 20/11/2016 10:16:16 | ID: 136810
Hi, my insignia sounds like a bag of nails when I first start it after it's been standing for a while. It still drives as it should except for it sounds slightly rough until it warms up. I also get the oil pressure warning light when starting up for few seconds. I have checked various forums and they say it could be oil pump, oil seals, oil sensor, cam/crank shaft, injectors and DMF. However I don't want to be replacing parts unnecessarily because this then becomes very expensive and would be cheaper to buy a recon engine. Has anyone had same issues and if so any solutions? I have the Vauxhall Op Com diagnostic software but it won't read my ecu properly, it will only read some but not all the info needed to diagnose a problem. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
Submitted: 20/11/2016 09:47:42 | ID: 136808
I have a insignia Sri vx - line nav, 2015. I've had it for a few weeks. Since iv had it, every time I switch on the front and rear de - misters to clear front and rear windscreens, I get a very nasty smell coming out of the air vents. It smells like a stale, plastic type of smell, and it stinks the whole car out. Have been trying to figure out where this smell is coming from. Has anybody else experienced the same.
Its bacteria in air conditioner you can get a you can get a air deorbariser from halfords Tommy from East Sussex
Submitted: 15/11/2016 01:29:22 | ID: 136702
Hi, I have lost my mileage reading after having the battery disconnected on my 2010 Vauxhall Insignia, there are just dashes where the numbers should be. Has anyone any idea how to fix this. Thank you.
Submitted: 14/11/2016 15:06:41 | ID: 136694
Can I replace my central locking motor in my fuel flap ?,as it won't lock and small bar doesn't come out when lock and unlock with flap open....
Submitted: 13/11/2016 22:20:50 | ID: 136674
Two cylinders gone what damage does this cause and how does it happen
Submitted: 11/11/2016 22:05:27 | ID: 136625
i have a 2015 insignia diesel. It has started vibrating while i accelerate through the gears. I have taken it to Vauxhall for a diagnostic and they have come up with low fuel. Has anyone got any answers as this seems a common fault.
Hi Robert, I've had this issue with a Vauxhall Astra TwinTop a couple of years back but not my Insignia. The cause was actually found to be cheaper supermarket fuel. The car would go into 'limp' mode and shudder struggling to maintain a speed. Changing from Morrisons/Sainsburys fuel to Shell/Texaco fixed the issue for me, something that simple and didn't need anything doing at a Vauxhall Garage. Hope this may help! Adam Kimmince from Yorkshire
Submitted: 10/11/2016 22:37:08 | ID: 136611
Hi I'm hoping someone can help I keep changing the time back an hour on my clock and after 10 15 mins it's changing back to the previous time does anyone know how to change this so it stays at the right time please
Submitted: 09/11/2016 19:53:53 | ID: 136587
Since a full engine service, why does my engine spin over a lot when I start up ?All filters were replaced.
Hi Ronald . I have same problem with my 2.0 160 cdti. Starter motor was for me. When I open it bushings had become Ellipse. Just open it but be careful with two tiny bolts. They stuck very hardly. Now my car start super fast. I wish you luck with your car. Daniel from Denmark
Submitted: 08/11/2016 16:41:35 | ID: 136561
I get an occasional high pitched beeping (about eight or nine beeps in quick succession) when starting up. It happens when the dash has gone through its warning light display routine. There are no persistent warnings on the dash and the car is running OK so it doesn't seem to be serious. It happens about half of the time on startup. Any ideas? Thanks for your help.
Submitted: 06/11/2016 12:03:15 | ID: 136504
Will dashboard from 2009 vauxhall insignia fit to 2014 model?
Submitted: 04/11/2016 07:32:04 | ID: 136468
Upon acceleration the car feels laboured almost as if it's being held back, the engine revs increase as they should but it doesn't seem to pull like other insignia cars I've driven in the past?
Submitted: 03/11/2016 08:53:56 | ID: 136443
Hi, my wife's car has a service parking sensor light come on the display screen, on our 2011 insignia. The front and rear parking sensors don't work. When you press the parking aid button on the dash board it just flashes and goes off. Do you think this could be a faulty fuse or a fault with one of the sensors? Any help or advise would be appreciated.
Hi my 2011 was the same. Changed the fuse in boot compartment. All good now Stewart Follows from East Riding of Yorkshire
Submitted: 02/11/2016 16:22:11 | ID: 136432
Cutting out on me in first and second yellow light come on and goes off also the petro gauge goes down
Submitted: 01/11/2016 13:34:25 | ID: 136407
I need to change the time clock from summer to winter ie back one hour
Hi, I just tune into a BBC radio station and the system updates the clock through RDS Adam Kimmince from Yorkshire
Submitted: 31/10/2016 12:49:43 | ID: 136383
how do i change the time
Submitted: 31/10/2016 12:48:01 | ID: 136382
Hi, I have 'service vehicle soon' and spanner light come on, everytime I start my Insignia 2.0 cdti - 2009. There is a big loss of power but no other issues such as smoke from exhaust, strange engine noises or anything else. Cant see any pipes split or anything 'leaking'. Will get to whatever speed I choose...but very slowly! Any one have a clue? Thanks.
This is a common problem and could be a split intercooler hose. You'll need to get this fixed sooner rather than later otherwise it will result in your DPF becoming blocked Paul from Greater Manchester
Submitted: 30/10/2016 12:03:55 | ID: 136357
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