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mike, Telford and Wrekin

Vauxhall Meriva

my rear lights not working. front lights ok

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.

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?

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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Roy davidson, County Down

Vauxhall Meriva

What does a code 4 mean

Submitted: 06/07/2016 19:19:45 | ID: 133299

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William Christie, North Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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lee, Essex

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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david, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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Dave Williams , Middlesbrough

Vauxhall Meriva

Rear tailgate not working electric lock stopped working

Submitted: 02/07/2016 09:50:03 | ID: 133190

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John crosby, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

Will spare wheel from 06 meriva fit 16 meriva

Submitted: 28/06/2016 17:13:19 | ID: 133069

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Harry Shaw, Northumberland

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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Mai-Britt Cooper, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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Chris, Cumbria

Vauxhall Meriva

Revs slowly drops when reving car

Submitted: 22/06/2016 13:40:17 | ID: 132881

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Jonny, Wrexham

Vauxhall Meriva

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?

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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

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norman alexander, Antrim

Vauxhall Meriva

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

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Diana Hayles, Surrey

Vauxhall Meriva

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!!!

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Where exactly is the smoke coming form? SteveWes from Bournemouth

Submitted: 13/06/2016 19:35:53 | ID: 132628

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Mark, Conwy

Vauxhall Meriva

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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Ferial Etherington, Cumbria

Vauxhall Meriva

I've just had my Meriva repaired (11.6.16) after a bump at an insurance approved body shop. I drove the car home 20 miles satisfactorily. The next morning (12.6.16) I couldn't start the car. All the electrics are working and the lights but the ignition is lifeless. Anyone know what's wrong?

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Good grief, how long is a piece of string? It could be your left phalange - you do have a left phalange don't you? SteveWes from Bournemouth

Submitted: 12/06/2016 11:37:08 | ID: 132583

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Stephen, Kent

Vauxhall Meriva

I have a really frustrating central locking issue with my wife's Meriva, the remote fob always unlocks the car but 9 times out of 10 does not open on the remote fob, the key operation in the drivers door lock operates the central locking on all of the doors on both locking and unlocking without fault, sitting in the car if you press the driver door locking pin down it locks all the doors but when pulling it back up it does not unlock all of the doors and neither does opening the driver door trigger the door unlocking sequence on all doors so all other doors remain locked. Can't figure out the cause as sometimes unlocks using the remote fob, manual key operation full functional but internal door pin only locks all doors but doesn't not re open them all. Key battery replaced and does function using key with intermittent unlock issue, however if you attempt any key syncing procedure, and tried all the possible procedures the key will not go through a synchronisation routine, tried this just in case. Has anyone had the same problem or similar with any suggestions to a resolution?? Many thanks

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From the symptoms you've described it seems most likely that you have a fractured wire in the loom where it passes between the driver's door and the A post - this is a very common point of failure for any door electrical issue, from locking to windows to speakers etc. Having said that, the lock mechanism itself is a weak point (my car is on it's third) but I'm less inclined to think it's the mechanism from what you've said.. SteveWes from Bournemouth

Submitted: 09/06/2016 00:56:47 | ID: 132477

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bill, Merseyside

Vauxhall Meriva

Water is repeatably found in my Merriva spare wheel well. No evidence of water anywhere else, just the well. The well covering shelf and carpet is never wet. Does anyone know where it is emanating from. What is the solution Many thanks Bill

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Clouds in the sky would be my guess, and I'm fairly sure I'm right. SteveWes from Bournemouth

Submitted: 26/05/2016 21:01:18 | ID: 132068

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Sandra, Greater London

Vauxhall Meriva

My car has started to jerk when u drive. When u slow down to gear change it goes faster and jerks more.?

Submitted: 25/05/2016 22:20:00 | ID: 132038

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Alan Cobain, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Meriva

Hi I need a new hazard switch for my 1.6 vxr turbo and wanted to know if the meriva A was comparable if not what is oh and its an 06.thanks

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You haven't actually said what your 1.6 vxr turbo is - astra? corsa? morris minor? it might help if you told us. SteveWes from Bournemouth

Submitted: 25/05/2016 02:54:20 | ID: 131996

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Michael Moore, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Meriva

What is the 3 red boxes on the control indicators in the instrument cluster

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If the car has the option fitted they monitor the rear seat belts. If they flash then someone is in the rear seat with the belt off... Tim from Bristol

Submitted: 20/05/2016 12:58:30 | ID: 131777

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les lancashire, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Meriva

Why is the petrol cap not locking on my meriva 1.4 turbo when I lock the car

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Common fault, the locking motor needs replacing, but it is a pain to get at, you have to remove the inner wheel arch. Tony from Cheshire

Submitted: 19/05/2016 21:15:34 | ID: 131710

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