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Abdul Kadir, Malaysia

Vauxhall Meriva

After fixing the clutch actuator, my mechanic puts back all the stuff and started the car. Car starts fine but got a new problem. The headlight, back light, parking light, wiper started to turn on and won't turn off even when ignition is off. Checked the fuse and few others to no avail. Please help. Thanks a lot. Abdul

Submitted: 03/12/2016 20:04:16 | ID: 137139

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stu, Northumberland

Vauxhall Meriva

cant find diognostic port.can any body help.please?

Submitted: 01/12/2016 19:45:25 | ID: 137088

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Steven, Darlington

Vauxhall Meriva

Meriva b 1.7 td heating intermittent, blows hot and cold while driving and stand still thermostat replaced, water pump removed and checked and refitted, pressure cap replaced and coolant system flushed. Any ideas on any solution for this currently in a Vauxhall dealers?

Submitted: 01/12/2016 17:37:28 | ID: 137085

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Joe, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

So, my coolant seems to be rapidly disappearing over a very short space of time. Can fill resevoir in the morning and it will be very low by the end of the day. Appears to be no obvious leaks that i can see without having the car on ramps. Oil level ok, engine running fine, doesnt seem to be causing the car problems but obviously coolant shouldnt be evaporating that fast. Thoughts??

Submitted: 01/12/2016 14:36:05 | ID: 137079

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Nicola Whaites, Somerset

Vauxhall Meriva

Put a new battery in my meriva 55plate, now the car try to start but not starting! We think there's no petrol getting in. The exellerator pedal has no resistance, I can easily push it to the floor. Ideas please

Submitted: 27/11/2016 07:22:23 | ID: 136990

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ken bradley, Cheshire

Vauxhall Meriva

told i have leaking water pump,vauxhall want £380.00 to replace,can i fix it with,radweld or similar,any thoughts,ken

Submitted: 21/11/2016 10:44:21 | ID: 136832

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Lynne Steven, Devon

Vauxhall Meriva

Please help am being driven mad. The door fault light with an exclamation mark is on constantly and this dreadful chiming is on all the time. Have tried everything I can think of.

Submitted: 19/11/2016 11:19:35 | ID: 136786

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mandisi vellem, South Africa

Vauxhall Meriva

I mistakenly switch battery terminals what problem can it couse its for 2min

Submitted: 18/11/2016 17:52:44 | ID: 136774

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brendon, Newport

Vauxhall Meriva

how do i change side bulbs on my mariva plz

Submitted: 09/11/2016 18:45:13 | ID: 136586

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eric, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi when I turn the engine off its making the noise as I have left some thing on like lights although I havent.

Submitted: 04/11/2016 10:02:29 | ID: 136469

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Andrew Vitler, Surrey

Vauxhall Meriva

After changing the brake light bulb. Code 16 still keeps coming on when I break. how can I reset this message.

Submitted: 03/11/2016 15:05:49 | ID: 136453

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Osaro Osadolor, Kent

Vauxhall Meriva

My partner's Vauxhall meriva was having battery problem, we have changed the battery but the radio and CD player is completely down, the sound from the signal light and other sounds is down as well, the screen display for radio, cd, time and others is down as well. please advise what we can do, the reg is KV60XMW.

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radio should have a code.if battery has been disconected has to be reset every time stu from Northumberland

Submitted: 30/10/2016 17:39:57 | ID: 136367

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Mick, Dorset

Vauxhall Meriva

LHS indicators not working, RHS work ok ,all fuses in passenger footwear ok what else can the problem be?

Submitted: 29/10/2016 17:29:36 | ID: 136340

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nathan, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

what does code 59/60 mean

Submitted: 22/10/2016 21:43:22 | ID: 136160

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John, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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miss hayward, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

I've a vauxhall media and the speedometer has stopped on 0mph. Any advice please

Submitted: 18/10/2016 19:24:23 | ID: 136055

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Donna, Cheshire

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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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

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ronald, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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Kate Hadley, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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stuart hiscox, Bristol

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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mike, Telford and Wrekin

Vauxhall Meriva

my rear lights not working. front lights ok

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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

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Robert Knight, Cardiff

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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Ryan, West Midlands

Vauxhall Meriva

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?

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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

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James Dunn, Northumberland

Vauxhall Meriva

Car starts no acceleration when you put foot on pedal

Submitted: 13/09/2016 22:25:38 | ID: 135165

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Karen Charlton, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Meriva

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.

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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

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johnedwards1939@btopenworld.com, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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Dave, West Sussex

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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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

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Paula, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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Tracy Fox, Dorset

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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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

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sean, City of Glasgow

Vauxhall Meriva

What colour is the fuel relay thanks

Submitted: 24/08/2016 11:23:53 | ID: 134610

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tom, Lancashire

Vauxhall Meriva

how do i change temp gauge from F to Centigrade

Submitted: 19/08/2016 11:46:36 | ID: 134475

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mark, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

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.

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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

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sean power, East Sussex

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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Claire, Renfrewshire

Vauxhall Meriva

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.

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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

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David, Kent

Vauxhall Meriva

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?

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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

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Paul, West Sussex

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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Duly, East Sussex

Vauxhall Meriva

Buzzing when getting out of car close door cannot lock door.

Submitted: 22/07/2016 20:07:57 | ID: 133736

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phil, County Armagh

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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Gillian Sullivan, Monmouthshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Car showing code E4. Car is missing and has cut out or sluggish. Coolant being used up very quickly?

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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

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Georgie, West Sussex

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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