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what does code 59/60 mean
Submitted: 22/10/2016 21:43:22 | ID: 136160
Hi my vauxhall Mariva is losing power on and off when warm if exhilarating normally in second and third gear and very heavy on petrol hope someone helps thanks john
Submitted: 20/10/2016 16:40:20 | ID: 136096
I've a vauxhall media and the speedometer has stopped on 0mph. Any advice please
Submitted: 18/10/2016 19:24:23 | ID: 136055
I have recently bought a 2011 Meriva 1.4 S. I was told it had air conditioning, but I do not think it has. I think it has an air climate control system but not air conditioning. Is this correct? Thanks
If you pop the bonnet and look down into the engine bay, left and closest to your knees if it has Air Conn you'll see a cylinder just behind the bumper and tubes going in front of the radiator. Hope that helps. Deed from Berkshire
Submitted: 02/10/2016 17:38:08 | ID: 135665
my hazard lights come on and wont switch off ,having to disconnect battery terminal to stop it flashing What is causing it to happen!
Submitted: 02/10/2016 15:14:45 | ID: 135660
Was there any issues with the Vauxhall Meriva 57 plate 1.4 vehicle that were issued by Vauxhall ??
Submitted: 28/09/2016 20:11:27 | ID: 135556
I have an alarm showing which is a small car with a spanner in it. I have had a engine check and electric check . all they found was 2 glow plugs where not preforming as they should do. do I have a problem
Submitted: 27/09/2016 14:39:18 | ID: 135512
my rear lights not working. front lights ok
After checking the fuses, and finding no fault check the rubber shroud that goes over the wiring that runs from the car through to the tailgate. When you lift the boot up it's the left side gaiter. You might be lucky and find the fuse is out or find it in the wiring going through to the boot. Good luck Deed from Berkshire
Submitted: 23/09/2016 12:19:33 | ID: 135393
O n my Meriva 1700 cdtdi , when i am driving my dashboard lights are like a disco flashing on and off , the indicators,wipers ,and radio stop working as they flash , this only happens on occasions , and gradualy gets worse ,i have to disconnect the battery live and leave it a few minutes until the computer reboots and it will last for about a week or so then it it all starts again , any suggestions will be greatly appreciated , Thank you R.Knight .
Submitted: 21/09/2016 16:44:20 | ID: 135350
I have a vauxhall meriva, only had the car a week! The battery light came on and the rev counter keeps dropping so had the battery and the alternator changed today, the battery light came straight back on and now the car seems like it will only start when it feels like it, and when it does start it drives fine but im loosing my speedo and rev counter again any idea's please as I'm going out of my mind?
Hiya I'm havin exactly same problems with my Mervia and my mechanic thinks it's the ecg unit or something like that xx Kelly from Pembrokeshire
Submitted: 15/09/2016 20:26:34 | ID: 135196
Car starts no acceleration when you put foot on pedal
Submitted: 13/09/2016 22:25:38 | ID: 135165
I have 3 boxes with lines in which come up above the mileage counter on my car everytime I start the car. They stay on for a minute or so before going out. Today I started the car as normal and the 3 boxes appeared, but the one to the right had no design/lines inside like usual. I have searched for pics of these symbols on line but cant find anything similar. I also had code 68 too. I hoped I could upload the photo I took but I dont seem to be able to do so.
This puzzled me for a while also. The answer is , this symbol refers to the rear seat belts. If you connect all three rear seat belts you will see the difference in the display. Just a reminder to tell rear seat passengers who forget , to do up seatbelt. Code 68 means " Service Power Steering " according to the Owners Manual Les from Norfolk
Submitted: 11/09/2016 21:23:26 | ID: 135107
my trip switch light sudenly went off is it the bulb and ifso how do I change it
Submitted: 07/09/2016 20:12:25 | ID: 135003
Hi l have a 05 Meriva that had an oil change last year and new head gasket, l was driving home today and the oil light came on so l stopped checked it and put a bit in, after a while l drove home no oil light bot when l got home stopped and took my foot off the accelerator the oil light come on any ideas please
The oil warning light comes on if there is insufficient pressure in the oil system detected. This can be because of lack of oil.. but if you have enough oil in the sump then it can be an oil pump on it's way or faulty sensor or wiring. get them checked... lubrication failure will cause your engine to sieze if not dealt with R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 04/09/2016 13:38:23 | ID: 134911
My vauxhall meriva has a light on the dashboard of a picture of a car with line running through it had my car looked at in two different garages nothing been found wrong with my car is this just a fault with the light been there over six months car driving fine no problems what can I do about the light sometimes the light does not come on at all thanks .
Submitted: 27/08/2016 11:25:19 | ID: 134688
Hello pls help. My engine light is permanently on and feels very sluggish. Can't get above 40 without feeling a strain had voila pack changed but no joy. This seemed to happen or coincide when my oil light kept coming on Thanks
If you have a Diesel engine then it,s the partial filter full or at worst blocked. Give the car a long run at 200 revs Brian Mead from Surrey
...or even at 2,000 rpm !! Ian CB from Norfolk
Submitted: 25/08/2016 07:45:07 | ID: 134629
What colour is the fuel relay thanks
Submitted: 24/08/2016 11:23:53 | ID: 134610
how do i change temp gauge from F to Centigrade
Submitted: 19/08/2016 11:46:36 | ID: 134475
does anyone know how to take the service indicator light off the dash (yellow light car with spanner through the middle). at last MOT the lad said its just a service reminder. but it comes on after I start the car after about 10 seconds beeps and stays on.
Press the trip counter till your oil life %appears instead of miles. Then hold down. It will beep and reset to 100. The spanner light will go out Mick Marshall from England
Submitted: 19/08/2016 09:03:21 | ID: 134470
Hi - my partner has a Meriva life. Sometimes after unlocking and driving off, the hazard lights come on. To clear it you need to exit car lock it and unlock again. On occasions the remote key has also set off the House door bell!! Any idea please?
Submitted: 18/08/2016 12:43:53 | ID: 134443
Hi. I have a Vauxhall Meriva 1.4S 2010 plate. Today it has had a melt down. The dashboard 'Automatic Door Lock System' (door with a key) image is lit up and it is constantly beeping. It stops beeping once the child locks have been put on but the dashboard image remains lit. Whilst driving you can hear the central locking system activating. Mainly whilst driving slowly. I have read the manual but it has very little information on what the cause could be. Any help would be appreciated.
hi i had same problem it seemed to happen when it rained but after about a week it stopped then it happened again i took it to the garage were i got the car from they had a look and put a computer to it and could not find the fault at all . so i took it away with no issues for months then the light come up again after my dauighter got out the car i asked her to open the door and slam it shut . amazingly it worked the light went out and the buzzing stopped and ive had no issues since so try slamming the door shut it worked for me lol alan obrien from Lancashire
Submitted: 13/08/2016 21:42:58 | ID: 134342
My battery light comes on when driving which causes my speedometer and rev counter to stop working. The gauges come back on intermittantly and service light goes on and off. I've tested the alternator which is giving a constant 14 volts, battery is also good. Checked all my fuses and they are also fine. I suspect my ecu, could this be the fault? If I replace the ecu on my 04 meriva will I need to get any reprogramming done?
That is 100 % the relay and is a cheap easy fit don't let garage charge u over 100 pound Martin from Oxfordshire
Submitted: 09/08/2016 15:19:45 | ID: 134228
My Meriva sounded like battery was flat, so I replaced it with new battery, still would not start, just clicked, so brought a new starter motor, but I notice that a small brown (earth) was smoking, striped it back and it's melted about a foot of cable, how can I fix this? 2010 Meriva, only had the car 2 weeks, feeling crap and would really appreciate some help, thank you
Submitted: 30/07/2016 19:18:16 | ID: 133975
Buzzing when getting out of car close door cannot lock door.
Submitted: 22/07/2016 20:07:57 | ID: 133736
abs unit keeps running when engine switched off,and drains battery.abs light stays on when driving
Submitted: 14/07/2016 14:15:47 | ID: 133522
Car showing code E4. Car is missing and has cut out or sluggish. Coolant being used up very quickly?
i had the same problem with mine there was a crack in the coolant bottle or it could be a crack in the hoses that lead up to the bottle get them checked out asap as if you leave it you could over heat your engine and course more damage alan obrien from Lancashire
Submitted: 08/07/2016 08:58:27 | ID: 133337
Hi, I own a Meriva ( 62 plate ) and the ABS warning light has come on whilst driving. Before I started the engine, the oil light stayed solidly on until I turned the engine on, which I haven't noticed before. I have read online that it can mean the brake fluid has run low, or several other things to do with wires coming loose, but I was hoping that as the oil warning light was on before the engine was started that it might be related to the brake fluid levels, in which case - how do I go about filling that up? Many thanks, Georgie
Submitted: 06/07/2016 22:00:40 | ID: 133303
What does a code 4 mean
coolant level low it says air con off but it means the coolant is low check the coolant alan obrien from Lancashire
Submitted: 06/07/2016 19:19:45 | ID: 133299
Emission light staying on, trader who supplies the car had it back to repair, now emission and spanner lights not coming on when ignition is switched on are these controlled by the same fuse or relay. thanks
Submitted: 06/07/2016 19:18:45 | ID: 133298
hi when I put my left indercator on it goes solid and does not turn off does not flash. then when I lock my car the left indercator light stay on so have to take the fuse out can any one help please
Submitted: 05/07/2016 12:39:17 | ID: 133268
i had my car serviced a few weeks ago and since it started cutting out, it got worse and completly stopped when i opened the bonnet the oil fill cap was missing and was all over engine and no oil, managed to replace cap and refill oil but its still cutting out and feels juddery when driving exhaust is blowing a lot when first start from cold. question is can the oil have got into the electronics or is engine seizing because it run dry, obviously when it was serviced the mechanic forgot to put oil fill cap on proper
Submitted: 03/07/2016 10:54:19 | ID: 133213
Rear tailgate not working electric lock stopped working
Submitted: 02/07/2016 09:50:03 | ID: 133190
Will spare wheel from 06 meriva fit 16 meriva
Submitted: 28/06/2016 17:13:19 | ID: 133069
Recently bought a Meriva 1.4i Tech Line model. Noticed the triangular hazard warning switch light (to the left of the airbag active/deactived lights) is permanently lit whilst driving. Is this correct and just indicating where the switch is in case of emergency?
Submitted: 24/06/2016 23:57:47 | ID: 132978
Meriva 1.4 Turbo My air conditioning keeps switching itself off and I get a Code 4 which is extremely helpful (not) as it just tells me air con is off. Antifreeze level good, gas just topped up at Halfords and it worked for a couple of day and now its gone again Any helpful suggestions welcome - maybe it is a garage job? Thanks Mai-Britt
Submitted: 24/06/2016 12:25:55 | ID: 132953
Revs slowly drops when reving car
Submitted: 22/06/2016 13:40:17 | ID: 132881
Hi Wondering whether any1 can help me out, When a/c is on I loose coolant and loads of it,it only happens when a/c on tho I don't loose nothing when a/c is off, I've tried k seal n rag weld with no luck, it's been in the garage twice but can't help me for some reason, Has anyone got any idea what it could be?
Suspect the aircon compressor. If you want an independent Vauxhall garage to have a look try Vaux Care Wirral in Birkenhead. Tony from Cheshire
Submitted: 19/06/2016 11:00:37 | ID: 132791
indicators, wipers and instrument panel all dead. horn, central locking and 4 ways working. battery good. engine will crank over no probs but not fire up. all fuses good. any idea?
Submitted: 14/06/2016 21:27:56 | ID: 132677
Mervia 2011. Their are sparks coming from the fan and it's like the fan is struggling to move and now smoke is coming from the engine. Help!!!
Where exactly is the smoke coming form? SteveWes from Bournemouth
Submitted: 13/06/2016 19:35:53 | ID: 132628
I have a strange tapping under the dash on the passenger side of my car its always there when the car is running i have looked under the bonnet and the sound seems to be around the battery area but cant see anythin could some oneadvise
Submitted: 12/06/2016 13:13:20 | ID: 132588
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