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brian mccurry, Devon

Vauxhall Vectra

MY DASHBOARD WORKS WHEN I TURN THE CAR ON BUT AFTER A FEW MINUTES IT ALL GOES OFF,I HAVE TRY THE TRIP MILEAGE AND TAKING THE RED CABLE OFF THE BATTERY FOR A FEW MINUTES AND IT STILL GOES OFF SO WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF ANYONE COULD HELP ME OUT THANKS BRIAN

Submitted: 29/01/2015 13:28:49 | ID: 110487

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ian thwaites, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

all the switches and controls contained in the lower part on the central dash have no power surply to them ie.no heater/blower,rear heated screen, air con,air circulation non of these functions work and none of them are illuminated?have checked all the fuses and these all appear ok! any help would be much appreciated.ian

Submitted: 28/01/2015 09:48:53 | ID: 110407

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lauren Lambert, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I changed my battery as it was dead. When I`ve started the car back up the trip computer screen is displaying safe. It has reset the date, time and consumptions etc The stereo isn`t working either. Any ideas?

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I'm having the same problem!! Have you by any chance managed to fix? Gemma from South Yorkshire

needs safe code//audio code/if not got it dealer will get it but will cost you around 20 notes transit tone from West Midlands

Submitted: 16/01/2015 05:54:31 | ID: 109648

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Pedro, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My Vectra`s fuel light keeps flashing, even when it`s showing half a tank. Any ideas?

Submitted: 15/01/2015 17:55:14 | ID: 109611

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richard, Essex

Vauxhall Vectra

hi there i just bought my 06 vectra from a mechanic he showed me how the radio cd player works and mentioned oops i`ve just activated safe guard. I just managed to work out how to cancel it but every time i switch off engine and switch on engine safe guard appears can you please tell me what this is other than that the radio and car all works well

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Hi, How do you deactivate please? My displays safe and my CD player won't work Gemma from South Yorkshire

Hi, How do you deactivate please? My displays safe and my CD player won't work Gemma from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/01/2015 18:24:25 | ID: 109303

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Gwil, Gwynedd

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi iv'e got a 2003 Vectra elegance. I have got problem with the windscreen wipers. They work sometimes then they not at all. The rear wiper and the buttons that operates the on board computer works fine. Any suggestions what could be the problem. Many thanks Gwil

Submitted: 09/01/2015 22:12:12 | ID: 109244

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Mr. Glyndwr Watkins, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Vauxhall Vectra

I've had a Vauxhall dealer and a number of other garages try to solve a battery drain problem with my Vectra estate with no success. Even a brand new battery dies on me within a few weeks of being fully charged. Each garage and dealer does electrical diagnostics checks but can never find what is draining it! I mentioned having read in the manual that if the dashboard LED flashes it suggests a system fault and that I should see a Vauxhall Dealership, but they said nothing regarding the flashing light and could not find anything wrong either! Please can anybody help?

Submitted: 09/01/2015 12:28:18 | ID: 109207

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Kevin, Herefordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, my radio display screen has been working perfectly since I have owned the car but when I went to start the vehicle today there is nothing on the screen. The radio works fine but the screen is blank. Is it as simple as a fuse or is this a known fault? I look forward to your reply.Kevin

Submitted: 08/01/2015 08:57:45 | ID: 109156

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tony, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

Apologies, it's the Exclusiv model.

Submitted: 07/01/2015 17:06:26 | ID: 109118

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tony, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

I have all the fittings for the trip computer, controls on steering wheel and the BC button. However, nothing seems to work. I've just bought the car and not sure if it should work, or not. Help, cheers, Tony

Submitted: 07/01/2015 17:05:08 | ID: 109117

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steven pike, Bristol

Vauxhall Vectra

hello I have Vectra 20t limited adition. recently when im driving it ive notice that the rev counter shots up like as if the clutch is sliping its not happening all the time but every now and then, can anyone help me with this? is it worth changing the clutch or could it be something simple. could u tell me if its the z20net engine? whats the clutch part number?

Submitted: 06/01/2015 22:00:24 | ID: 109059

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jade, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I went through a puddle and then it cut out a few seconds later and wouldn`t srart. I put it on a computer and the codes came up saying crank sensor so I put a new one on and still it won`t start, it turns over as if it wants to start but doesn`t, then before you know it the battery is flat. Any idea what could be wrong?

Submitted: 04/01/2015 10:58:21 | ID: 108868

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Muhammad sharif , Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I have power steering problem I have Chang power steering pump and Rick but problem is stil there. Can you please help me to solwe this problem?

Submitted: 04/01/2015 02:34:40 | ID: 108860

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samuel broadfoot, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

do you have to change the full fuse box to change the relayfor the window washers

Submitted: 30/12/2014 20:07:28 | ID: 108651

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Jeff, Swansea

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi I have a 2007 Vectra which wont start someone said it could be the fuel pump relay but I don't know which one it is, any help would be appreciated.

Submitted: 30/12/2014 18:20:57 | ID: 108646

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john, County Down

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi i cracked my sump and the oil drained out but i was driving i was unaware my oil light came on and i stoped i got the sump fixed and replaced the oil the car dri es as it did but now there is a whinning sound whitch sounds like its coming from the engeine has anyone any ideas what this is the car isent smokey and is driving fine just whinney

Submitted: 28/12/2014 20:23:31 | ID: 108553

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David, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

Car gets hot when stationery when I drive for a mile or so it blows out warm not hot air when I stop the temperature starts to rise again and hot air comes out ? Any ideas I have put a radiator flush in blow out the pipes and it's still the same.

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Try changing the thermostat, sounds like it's sticking. steve from Perth and Kinross

Try changing the thermostat, sounds like it's sticking. steve from Perth and Kinross

Submitted: 27/12/2014 15:20:00 | ID: 108484

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johnny, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi I have a vauxhall vectra exclusive 1.9 cdti 120 bhp when driving its making a humming noise I just had the driver side wheel bering done and the noise is still there it only happens when I get to 40 mph and go quites or when I am coming down from say 70 mph to 30 mph its get noisey then go quite again any ideas thanks

Submitted: 23/12/2014 13:49:45 | ID: 108332

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Chris joy, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Engine glow plugs will not work unless I disconnect the engine temperature sender, then they work every time

Submitted: 22/12/2014 15:47:28 | ID: 108273

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Angela Hart, Devon

Vauxhall Vectra

I have a buzzing noise when the lights are on and this stops as soon as the brake is pressed down

Submitted: 19/12/2014 16:17:08 | ID: 108140

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will, Ireland

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I have an Opel Vectra 2001. I am having problems with the heating systems, the heater only works on high and there are no led lights coming on. I have been told this is a common flaw and it is the heat resistor which has gone, so I looked on various websites and found out where it is and we're to get a replacement. So I stripped back to where it should be and it was not there, there was just a cable coming from the fan motor, going through where the heat resistor should have been going somewhere under the dashboard. Any ideas where it is?

Submitted: 19/12/2014 11:14:04 | ID: 108126

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abu ahmed, Greater London

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, basically the power steering in my 2 litre diesel Vectra is insanely stiff, more than 1 person is needed to turn the wheel. Some say that the power steering is electronic or something, others say that it`s located near the radiator but I can`t find it. Really urgent to get it fixed before it hits an accident?

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With our 07 1.9 diesel this happened twice. Power steering belt snapped and at the same time the tensioner gets damaged. It`s a really difficult job for amateur mechanics to fix, you will spend around £90 with labour and parts a 1 hour job. It locates left middle side of the engine. Good luck Rob gomes from Essex

Submitted: 18/12/2014 16:10:00 | ID: 108102

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John Goring, Somerset

Vauxhall Vectra

My car keeps on running after I switch off and remove the key, it runs for up to 10 mins before stopping. The multi-timer has been replaced. Any ideas? Thanks, John.

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I forgot to say its a 1997 model and 2ltr manual, thanks. john John Goring from Somerset

Just for any one's information the problem has been fixed, it was caused by the wiring shorting out at the rear hatch , caused by the opening and shutting over the years. If any of you get the same problem one hint I had was the rear screen heater was showing on all the time even when it was not being used. Now my car stops when the ignition is switched off whoo hoo. John John Goring from Somerset

Submitted: 17/12/2014 23:47:33 | ID: 108076

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dave, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

why dose my right hand side dip beam head light not work I have changed the bulb and the fuse, It all works when i try it unpluged from the back of the light The side light and main beam work ok

Submitted: 15/12/2014 19:39:07 | ID: 107957

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James, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Changed the airbag squib as warning light was on permanently. After it was replaced the car would not start when the ignition was turned on. Why is this? What can I do to rectify the problem?

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Hi bud, I guess the part numbers matched up, as this is vital for these units. Also was it a new unit used as replacement? If not then it will have to be off the exact same model with the same features & also not involved in a previous crash for the airbag dash light to go out. Either way it will probably require Tech2 as the BCM etc will now need reprogramming, as the ECU,BCM & SDM are effectively linked. Sorry I can't give you better news but to be honest these modern cars with all of these gadgets on them are a pain when they go wrong & there is never an easy fix. Darren. Darren from Hampshire

Hi bud, I guess the part numbers matched up, as this is vital for these units. Also was it a new unit used as replacement? If not then it will have to be off the exact same model with the same features & also not involved in a previous crash for the airbag dash light to go out. Either way it will probably require Tech2 as the BCM etc will now need reprogramming, as the ECU,BCM & SDM are effectively linked. Sorry I can't give you better news but to be honest these modern cars with all of these gadgets on them are a pain when they go wrong & there is never an easy fix. Darren. Darren from Hampshire

Submitted: 11/12/2014 19:00:00 | ID: 107733

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John Furniss, County Londonderry

Vauxhall Vectra

Theres a strong smell of diesel in the engine compartment and it's coming inside the cab, also there's a trace of diesel under the car when it's been sitting a while

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Possible leaking from injector feeders under the large plastic cover in the middle of the engine or from other places like diesel filter, or else must check with someone trusted. This smell can give you horrible headaches. Rob gomes from Essex

We had the same problem and found that the diesel injector rubber return pipe under the top engine cover had a split in it. Marlene Scott from Derbyshire

Submitted: 09/12/2014 18:09:44 | ID: 107628

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Eric Paul Rutter, Merseyside

Vauxhall Vectra

on start up rattles badly for about 20 seconds then runs normal no problems starting runs fine just this when first start of the day

Submitted: 09/12/2014 14:14:41 | ID: 107610

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peter, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

How do you remove drivers seat?

Submitted: 05/12/2014 14:35:21 | ID: 107425

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calum, South Ayrshire

Vauxhall Vectra

hii, i have no ignition lights so car wont start, i have taken the speedo out and reconected it and it worked before it wont do the same now and also seems to be worse in cold weather.

Submitted: 05/12/2014 14:22:43 | ID: 107424

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maureen, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

my stereo stopped working and so did the front electric windows any ideas please

Submitted: 04/12/2014 20:42:55 | ID: 107394

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Brett, Cambridgeshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi can any one help I have a 55 plate vauxhall vectra 1.9 cdti my car drives fine but after awhile when I come to stop or slow down the engine just dies on me .but when I leave for a few minutes and turn key it starts back up and drives to next time .ive taken to vauxhall garge which say they don't know what it is .as they is no warning lights coming on dash

Submitted: 02/12/2014 08:28:25 | ID: 107229

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flare corry, Norfolk

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, we have a vauxhall vectra 2007, the floor on the front passenger and rear passenger footwall has become flooded. My partner has tried the great advice below about clearing out the drain plug in the engine bay, however the floor is still very wet and water canbe heard under the car. Does anyone know please how to empty this? Maybe there is a plug under car? Than you in advance for any advice! Clare

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Hi, the problem is leaves and stuff collecting in the rain reservoir. If you lift the bonnet and peel back the rubber seal just under the windscreen (passenger side if i remember correctly) you should have a pool of collected water. If you stick your hand in and feel for a rubber grommit and remove it all the water will fall out.. i threw mine away afterwards but you could clean and put it back.... but the problem might come back.. oh and just so u know the water is coming in through your pollen filter which u might want to replace (easy and cheap) gary kinvig from Lancashire

Hi, the problem is leaves and stuff collecting in the rain reservoir. If you lift the bonnet and peel back the rubber seal just under the windscreen (passenger side if i remember correctly) you should have a pool of collected water. If you stick your hand in and feel for a rubber grommit and remove it all the water will fall out.. i threw mine away afterwards but you could clean and put it back.... but the problem might come back.. oh and just so u know the water is coming in through your pollen filter which u might want to replace (easy and cheap) gary kinvig from Lancashire

Submitted: 01/12/2014 17:15:59 | ID: 107198

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Paul Thompson, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Vectra

Nearside rear tail light went of has had an intermittent fault kept showing on dash rear light when turned would come back on but has went out all together plus fog lamp also since they have went out only fast wipe on my wipers working everything else ok any one have any ideas have changed bulbs and fuses seem to be ok ...Thanks

Submitted: 30/11/2014 21:07:16 | ID: 107163

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Paul O'Brien, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I have had a few annoying "faults" with my vectra recently. 1. There is a scraping noise coming from the offside front wheel, I have taken the wheel off to have a look and the break pads still have plenty of padding on them, nothing is catching on the brake disk, took it to a garage and they could not find anything hanging off that could cause the noise. He said he bent the plate back cos that may have been the cause. The scraping noise is still there but it seems to vanish when the car has been driving for a while. 2. Engine Management light comes on when vehicle is idling in traffic, stopped at traffic lights etc, it then goes off and out of limp mode when the revs hit 2000-3000 and it then drives normally. Took it to a garage who said they could not get a code from their machine and to bring it back when the engine management light is on permanently

Submitted: 29/11/2014 15:40:08 | ID: 107083

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sean, Pembrokeshire

Vauxhall Vectra

got a vaxhall Vectra 2001 where is the fuse for the clock and where about is it in the fuse box.

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The fuse box is just to the right under the steering wheel, there is also one next to the battery, but that has Manley relays in it,, will from Ireland

Submitted: 25/11/2014 19:32:18 | ID: 106889

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josuanangolo@gmail.com, Namibia

Vauxhall Vectra

My car is not picking up to a high speed.

Submitted: 23/11/2014 17:29:24 | ID: 106725

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kalpesh chauhan, India

Vauxhall Vectra

i have opel vectra 2.2c it's having problem. when we turn on ignetion that time deshbord lights blinking & automatically headlight turn on, starter not working, parking& headlight automatically turn on/off, how to solve?

Submitted: 22/11/2014 07:53:50 | ID: 106651

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steve, Worcestershire

Vauxhall Vectra

pls can any one help my key fob and inner workings have just about had it can i get replacement outter shell and inside board ect my key it self is ok its just that at moment i have to use key to open and close and of course the alarm gose off till i put in ingnition thank you

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I had mine replaced at Timpsons key cutting. Cost about £20 for a new case rob from Norfolk

I had mine replaced at Timpsons key cutting. Cost about £20 for a new case rob from Norfolk

Submitted: 21/11/2014 19:05:12 | ID: 106628

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rab, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

what is the most easiest way to fix a problem with the boot not opening with the key phobe all the other doors open fine have changed the battery in phobe but still no joy

Submitted: 21/11/2014 17:28:21 | ID: 106620

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Matt Holker, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Vectra

The blower motor speed tends to start at a low speed, no matter what climate control temperature or demist settings are programmed. (This model has A/C, climate control and seven speed settings) Sometimes this does not change, sometimes it unexpectedly speeds up to a faster speed. Sometimes, when at a fast speed, it will unexpectedly change back to a very low speed. Changing the speed setting has no direct impact on the speed. When climate control is programmed, the speed of the blower will fluctuate dramatically from high to low (not gradually as it is supposed to), sometimes in the space of a second or so it will return back to the previous speed - there is no obvious reason for the speed changes and these changes do not appear to relate to the temperature in the car or to any other operation. What may be causing this erratic behaviour? Historically there was a water leak into the fan blower motor - this was rectified by removing the water and re-lubricating the motor bearings. Though this was a few years ago.

Submitted: 21/11/2014 00:17:12 | ID: 106573

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