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BrianA, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Meriva

Can the USB port on the 2012 Meriva SE 14T be used to charge an iPhone 5?

Submitted: 20/01/2015 19:36:19 | ID: 109970

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steve, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Warning lights stay lit on one side of my dashboard when the engine is off and the key is removed?

Submitted: 19/01/2015 23:42:11 | ID: 109907

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Geraldine, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, l have a 60 reg 1.4 turbo and whilst driving I lose power when accelerating. Engine management light flashes then goes off but also the traction control light comes on meaning it has been de-activated, although l haven't switched off. Any help would be most helpful.

Submitted: 18/01/2015 16:14:42 | ID: 109788

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james fisher, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

i was driving my meriva diesal 2008 when it started blowing loads of black smoke . it then started revving realy high. ithen all dashboard lights came on. car wont start now. engine will turn over.it was perfect before this. any ideas anybody. has the head or engine blown

Submitted: 17/01/2015 19:05:03 | ID: 109742

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Mrs Carol Shepherd, Cumbria

Vauxhall Meriva

41 Hillcrest Northside I have just got this Meriva and it has been great but some times I cant get the lights on the clock to go out when I take the key out the lights are still on have had to keep locking and unlocking to get it to go off. I know that they stay on for a little as normal on this car but not to stay on for good like this I have left it for over 2 hours and its still on.

Submitted: 17/01/2015 07:39:11 | ID: 109702

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GK, Hampshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi all. How easy is it to replace the alternator on a 1.6 8v Meriva? Thanks.

Submitted: 15/01/2015 22:18:08 | ID: 109635

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Mark, Cumbria

Vauxhall Meriva

What size alloys could I put on this car? The bigger the better, thanks

Submitted: 11/01/2015 22:58:11 | ID: 109384

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Karen Abbott, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a 60 plate Meriva. I have 3 square orange lights above my mileage which look a bit like the wheel areas on a car - they keep randomly coming on. Any idea what they are? I can't find them in the manual!

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It's your rear seatbelt indicators. Shows if they're fastened or not. Caroline from Aberdeenshire

It's your rear seatbelt indicators. Shows if they're fastened or not. Caroline from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 11/01/2015 19:14:54 | ID: 109375

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Wyn, Neath Port Talbot

Vauxhall Meriva

Just bought a meriva the drivers seat belt doesn't seem to fully come out is there someway toget it to fully extend

Submitted: 09/01/2015 20:16:38 | ID: 109239

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Shaun Jones, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I recently had code 15 displayed on my 2012 Meriva 1.4 turbo.The handbook says it is the third brake light. I removed the rubber seal but was unable to gain acsess to the unit (the hole far too small). Does anybody know how to acsess the unit and change the bulb? Thanks.

Submitted: 07/01/2015 15:56:50 | ID: 109101

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a snowden, Lancashire

Vauxhall Meriva

can any body tell me how to remove code 42 from the dash, I know it is oil change warning light but the car was recently serviced including oil change

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reset engine management and any garage can do that got mine done for fiver after service thankyou hoped helped shamas from West Yorkshire

reset engine management and any garage can do that got mine done for fiver after service thankyou hoped helped shamas from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 06/01/2015 22:17:44 | ID: 109060

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gemma sabin, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, I've just got a brand new Meriva SE. At the the time when I chose the car I didn't have the in car mobile phone system turned on. Can I have this done later down the line at the dealership or does it have to be done when you order your car?

Submitted: 04/01/2015 19:21:02 | ID: 108900

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bryan garbutt, Middlesbrough

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a vauxhall meriva 53 plate. The centre display bulb has blow and just wondering if someone could tell me how to change it. Do I have to remove the radio any help would be much appreciated. I think there is 3 bulbs behind there many thanks

Submitted: 25/12/2014 13:25:32 | ID: 108436

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Sarah, West Dunbartonshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My seat belt alarm is not working so I don't know when people have got there seat belt on or off and my reverse sensory not working what could be problem?

Submitted: 24/12/2014 00:30:43 | ID: 108386

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lewis, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Where do I find the interior light switch inside the car?

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The switch for the interior light I think they are on the main light switch that you turn to turn your lights on you just push it bryan garbutt from Middlesbrough

Submitted: 21/12/2014 19:22:04 | ID: 108237

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sandra jackson, Renfrewshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My Vauxhall Meriva 2010 is leaking water in the driver`s footwell. I`ve done a water test on the windscreen, left drain and right drain running clear but when I ran water in centre of the windscreen water leaked out of the skirt in the engine compartment below the dashboard and the driver`s footwell soaks when raining?

Submitted: 18/12/2014 14:44:55 | ID: 108098

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brendon, South Africa

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, my car`s temperature rises past 90 degrees and when I open the heater the temperature comes down. What could be the problem? Please help.

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This happened to me not so long ago, turns out I had a problem with the thermostat. The temp was getting high and when I turned on the heaters it dropped but the heaters weren't as hot as they should have been. Hope this helps Damo from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 16/12/2014 20:29:44 | ID: 108017

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Phil wade, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Service interval display/mileometer not functioning or lighting up

Submitted: 16/12/2014 09:25:03 | ID: 107979

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sandra jackson, Renfrewshire

Vauxhall Meriva

I have water in my driver`s footwell, water dripping from underneath the dashboard area in the engine compartment as if it`s coming from air intake at the bottom of the windscreen in the centre. I`ve done a water test, left outlet is clear as well as the right but when I ran water down the middle of the windscreen water started to drip out into the engine compartment and only when it rains the driver`s footwell gets wet?

Submitted: 15/12/2014 15:27:07 | ID: 107943

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Steve, Fife

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, Can anyone tell me what code 15 means, it appeared on the Info Display this morning. Tanks

Submitted: 13/12/2014 09:12:24 | ID: 107823

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Dave, Dorset

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a 2011 vauxhall meriva and what happens is every time I drive off for the first time or stop then start the car again and drive off I can hear a noise through the steering and feel it slightly vibrate through the pedals too. The only way to describe it is it feels like the esp is kicking in quickly and after that it doesn't do it again, it's very strange, has anyone else had this ?

Submitted: 11/12/2014 21:55:16 | ID: 107743

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steve, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, I have a 2009 Vauxhall Life and the problem I have is that on one side of my dashboard all the warning lights stay on, oil, brake, petrol indicator and more, all these lights are still on when the car is turned off and the key is out. Any help on this would be good. Many thanks

Submitted: 11/12/2014 12:46:30 | ID: 107720

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thomas heeps, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Meriva

The headlight on my passenger side is not working, side light is but not the main light. I changed the bulb twice but still no difference. Could it be a fuse problem?

Submitted: 11/12/2014 09:50:41 | ID: 107714

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Tony Benfold, Lancashire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi I have a storage noise which appears to be coming from near the drivers side door. It is intermittent and only lasts a couple of seconds. It sounds as though it could be the fan belt but it's not.it doesn't affect the performance of the car. Anybody any ideas please it's driving me daft. Many thanks Tony

Submitted: 09/12/2014 15:10:22 | ID: 107614

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archibald steen, Perth and Kinross

Vauxhall Meriva

36 dunnock park muirton perth the car starts but will not rev,leave it for a few hours and the car will drive and rev for a few miles,the repeats the problem , it starts but will not rev

Submitted: 04/12/2014 21:03:32 | ID: 107396

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Sally, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Our car starts when you first get into it but, if you shut off the engine (say to pop into a shop) and then return shortly after to start it again, the engine will not start. It does turn over and there doesn't seem to be a battery problem. Any idea what the problem is? There are a couple of red lights that don't go out when the ignition is first switched on - these are the engine electronics, exhaust emission and alternator - but they do go out and stay out when the engine is running.

Submitted: 04/12/2014 12:18:37 | ID: 107375

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bri, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

hi my car sun roof keeps opening on its own it was closed when I came in went to check oil and noticed sun roof has dropped my sun roof fully open when I got up this morning

Submitted: 28/11/2014 16:33:43 | ID: 107037

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Phil Andrews, Dorset

Vauxhall Meriva

Rear right brake/ hub area squeaking at wheelspeed frequency. Had several checks at garage. Pads and cable replaced. Fault re-ocurring after approx 4000 miles. Strong hot-brake smell after 10 miles of 50/ 60 mph easy running. Fault vanishes for several months after WD40 sprayed (without aiming- bad back & wonky knees!) onto general hub area. Obviously something sticking, but what? How to prevent?

Submitted: 27/11/2014 11:38:03 | ID: 106977

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d richardson, City of Edinburgh

Vauxhall Meriva

my engine management light stays on computer says all cylander misfire wich cant be as car runs rev counter bounces between 7000 - 9000 revs when idleing changed coil pack garage wit dealt with it turns light off and about 100mls later light comes back on any ideas?

Submitted: 26/11/2014 18:42:48 | ID: 106936

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Eve, Hampshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Meriva 1.4 exclusive 2011 petrol My car won't start. I Turn ignition key one click wait for warning lights to extinguish Then press clutch down and turn ignition on. Car try's to start but can't No warning lights stay on so don't know what the problem is? It's not the battery!

Submitted: 25/11/2014 15:56:47 | ID: 106867

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sam, Kent

Vauxhall Meriva

Help my meriva died this morning. Exhaust emissions light on, juddering no power/ acceleration. RAC said scan code shows engine misfire due to low fuel level. I have put more fuel in it and the problem is still there. Any ideas on what and price??

Submitted: 24/11/2014 16:07:14 | ID: 106783

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Steve donnelly, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Meriva

The inside of my windows steam up and I cannot get them to clear without having windows open and even then back windows are still steamed up anyone else had this problem ?

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hi Steve, may partner had a similar problem on my old Astra and the Air circulation button had been switched ON there's no indication . This circulates the same air around the inside and no fresh air comes in. When pressed ON it stops bad smells entering the car from outside. Press to switch off and see if it helps. Charlie Ball from Nottinghamshire

hi Steve, may partner had a similar problem on my old Astra and the Air circulation button had been switched ON there's no indication . This circulates the same air around the inside and no fresh air comes in. When pressed ON it stops bad smells entering the car from outside. Press to switch off and see if it helps. Charlie Ball from Nottinghamshire

Mike replace the pollen (cabin) filtermike from Ireland

Submitted: 23/11/2014 11:02:35 | ID: 106693

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Ann-Marie Osmond, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi, Wonder if anyone can help please? Car unlocks fine with either key or fob. However, when I go on to actually open the door using the handle all the doors re-lock again. All working fine except for this. I found a similar problem posted online and he found the problem was the actuator or door lock solenoid? Any thoughts?

Submitted: 07/11/2014 21:18:29 | ID: 105864

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Penelope Read, Somerset

Vauxhall Meriva

Where is the fuse for the indicator?

Submitted: 02/11/2014 19:22:15 | ID: 105530

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rory sim, Aberdeenshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi there last night my light went off on the dashboard while driving home I hit the top of the dash with my hand the light came back on but the dials had frozen and this morning the. Car wont start it ticks over but dosnt fire up ive tried jump starting it in case of dead battery but to no avail any suggestions??

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i have 2013 meriva 1.7cdti love car to bits but have had horrendous happenings with electrics for quite a long time useless main west wales dealer couldnt find fault as computer said nothing wrong with car although lights stereo all going off as they felt like.eventually steering failed and car taken to swansea main dealer who discovered vauxhall aware of fault but not common -faulty earth wiring from battery to chasis -wiring replaced under warranty car electrics fine now -hope this helps frances cannon from Carmarthenshire

i have 2013 meriva 1.7cdti love car to bits but have had horrendous happenings with electrics for quite a long time useless main west wales dealer couldnt find fault as computer said nothing wrong with car although lights stereo all going off as they felt like.eventually steering failed and car taken to swansea main dealer who discovered vauxhall aware of fault but not common -faulty earth wiring from battery to chasis -wiring replaced under warranty car electrics fine now -hope this helps frances cannon from Carmarthenshire

Had to get the car towed to a garage it turned out there was a fault with the instrument panel (probably after me hitting it :) ) got a second hand part and had it retuned to my mileage and happy days im back to driving my lovely car of all the cars ive driven I think vauxhalls are the best rory sim from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 01/11/2014 22:04:25 | ID: 105480

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i cuthbert, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My car is holding revs between gears?

Submitted: 01/11/2014 11:23:40 | ID: 105445

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i cuthbert, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My car is holding revs when changing gear?

Submitted: 01/11/2014 11:10:01 | ID: 105443

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peter, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Meriva

hi when i start my meriva it makes a loud wurring noise then stops and the car drives fine anyone know what this is thanks

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Sounds like timing chain Michael Collins from Merseyside

Sounds like timing chain Michael Collins from Merseyside

Submitted: 21/10/2014 20:09:45 | ID: 104956

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glyn moss, Denbighshire

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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

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

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

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Pa bussey, Berkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

My car Is making a high pitch sound on right indication and also from lock and open from the remote key

Submitted: 16/10/2014 10:04:49 | ID: 104684

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