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scott sampson, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

I have an 03 Vectra. The keys have worn away so I can`t use the key system to open the doors and have to open them manually, but each time I open the door it sets the alarm off. Can I take out a fuse for now and how would I find out what fuse to take out without a manual? And how much would it be for a new key?

Submitted: 23/04/2015 18:26:30 | ID: 115121

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KEN HALL , Cheshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My battery goes flat overnight. I had a new alternator, central locking not working, headlights flashing , hazard lights stop, try again then stop on, help

Submitted: 23/04/2015 16:36:56 | ID: 115117

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Sarfraz, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi there. I have a question about the cigarette lighter that hasn't worked in my family's car and I'm wanting to change the fuse, but I don't know the coding for this. Could someone guide me please in changing this? thank you

Submitted: 21/04/2015 01:10:24 | ID: 114999

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mike jeans, Wiltshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Car won`t rev over 2500 but idles fine?

Submitted: 20/04/2015 19:27:28 | ID: 114990

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ben, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

Strange problem. When the car is running, if I press the rear window demister, interior light, central locking (on driver`s door), or the boot button it shuts the engine off. When I try to restart it has a buzzing noise from the fuel flap lock and doesn't start. Sometimes turns over without firing, other times it doesn't do anything except leave the dash lights on with the key out of the ignition. I have changed the lock for the fuel cap but it still buzzes. Help please.

Submitted: 20/04/2015 09:23:58 | ID: 114957

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IAN, Scottish Borders

Vauxhall Vectra

LOCATION OF ABS PLUGS ON 2008 VECTRA ELITE ESTATE 1.9CDTI PLEASE, MY LIGHT IS ON AT DASH BUT CANNOT FIND PLUG TO TEST FOR POWER SOMEONE SUGGESTED THEY ARE BEHIND SEATS IS THIS CORRECT? THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP.

Submitted: 14/04/2015 19:18:37 | ID: 114708

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kevin, East Sussex

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I have an indicator warning check front left comes on occasionally. When it comes on the indicator does not work, but when it doesn't come on then the indicator works fine. It's not the bulb. Does anyone know if it could be the relay or what it could be? Thank you.

Submitted: 12/04/2015 20:12:56 | ID: 114630

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john, Worcestershire

Vauxhall Vectra

car starts and ticks over but will not rev up.

Submitted: 06/04/2015 18:13:38 | ID: 114385

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simon, Dorset

Vauxhall Vectra

Ok here is one for you all. Vectra 2.2 petrol 52 plate. This car has had the same fault for years off and on and beed sat in vauxhall garage in weymouth ( useless ) without being fixed. I was given the car by my dad and after a month the dials on the dash would cut out and the anti skid light would come on with an occasional flash if the abs light. This was ok ish unless you actually turned the car off when this fault was on as the car would then not start for 1 to 2 days. NOTHING JUST DEAD. Called out the AA twice whenni ended up being stuck somewhere for them never to find a fault though both times they did chexk all the 5's adand 12's. Gave up and parked the car in a field for two years. Decided to use the car again. Mot ect just one rear spring. Dove the car for a week and the altinator went. Fitted a new one and great everything worked for a month. Now for the past 3 months for no reason whatsoever. Be it a dry day. Wet day. Warm or cold it does not matter but i get the same speedometer, revometer, fuel, temperature dials all go back to zero and the ant-skid light stays on.. TO day the car was playing up so got out had a look. Popped the bonnet and my 5 and 10 yearold daughters decided to beep the horn. Low and behold the dials came back to life.. drove down the road and they cut out again beep the horn and they are back... So who has had this problem or are clearly cleaver enough to tell me what the problem could be as vauxhall seem to have no idea. I have reset all clocks to zero. . Just in case but has no effect. Thanks you brain busting people

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Its the cim module just had same prob with mine cost £450 fitted and coded sam from Greater Manchester

Its the cim module just had same prob with mine cost £450 fitted and coded sam from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 04/04/2015 21:18:08 | ID: 114323

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ken smith, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Vectra

can anyone please tell me how to stop my tail board vibrating it is driving me nuts.

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I tried everything, even new rubber clips, in the end I put a blanket on the parcel shelf just to weigh it down Stephen Guest from Hampshire

I tried everything, even new rubber clips, in the end I put a blanket on the parcel shelf just to weigh it down Stephen Guest from Hampshire

Submitted: 04/04/2015 14:13:50 | ID: 114307

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j. mckay, Ireland

Vauxhall Vectra

Hello. My Vectra 05 1.9cdti 120hp ok car starts fine but some mornings is down on power with car,spanner light displayed. Drive for couple miles turn off restart and its perfect again. This morning actually cut out when driving there was a guzzling noise coming from fuel tank couple of turns and it started and driving perfect again. Any ideas??? Thanks in advance

Submitted: 02/04/2015 18:33:15 | ID: 114215

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simon, Cheshire

Vauxhall Vectra

We're and which fuse controls my outside temp sensor on my vectra 1.8ls. Sensor seems OK but ----0c showing on my middle clk display. Any ideas please. Ta.

Submitted: 31/03/2015 19:46:39 | ID: 114138

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Ben, Devon

Vauxhall Vectra

My vectra c dash has frozen Rev counter and everything else is not working. I've reset it by the trip button and disconnected the battery but still have the same problem also checked the fuse. Any help would be grateful

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Hi. Mine does the same sort of thing now for two years. But discovered today as i was looking around the car to try and find a fault my 5 year old daughter decided to push the horn for a joke... everything come back to life.. drove dwon the road and lost all dials, beeped the horn and it works again.. madness simon from Dorset

Submitted: 29/03/2015 20:11:25 | ID: 114053

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tom maclaughlan, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

some times when i am driving i put the acceleratot pedal down and the car looses power take foot off pedal then put it back on the power is there what is wrong with the car can you help regards tom maclaughlan

Submitted: 29/03/2015 15:52:17 | ID: 114043

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tom maclaughlan, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

some times when i am driving i put the accelerator pedal down and i loose power take foot off pedal then put it back on power back what is wrong can you help regards tom maclaughlan

Submitted: 29/03/2015 15:37:57 | ID: 114042

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adrian, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

since ive cleaned the egr valve its started to judder in 2nd 3rd 4th and faintly in 5th gear ive also changed the coolant temp sensor as well. it doesnt do it when you first set off when its cold only as it warms up anybody any ideas anything will be an help

Submitted: 24/03/2015 17:03:54 | ID: 113766

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Aaron, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

My 2003 Vectra sri 2.2 petrol was runnng fine, all of a sudden started to use lots of oil. On the motorway the other day the engine management light came on and started to flash. There was lots of smoke when I deaccelerated dmg was taking over and very very sluggish, if I remove my foot on the accelerator it will just cut out. It starts now but just still with lots of smoke. Please does anybody know what the problem is and help me? Thanks

Submitted: 23/03/2015 18:09:30 | ID: 113708

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Ishmail, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I have a vectra 08 plate. Recently my fan belt split. As soon as it did the brakes stopped working and the peddle was really hard to push down. I got the fan belt n brake pad n discs replaced, but still have the same problem with the brakes. I drove the car for a while and fan belt started making a noise agai. I think the fan belt was not tightened properly and for this reason the abs brakes are not working. Also there is a light on in the dashboard which wasnt there b4. ( car sign with spanner in the middle. I just want confirmation whether i am right. Also b4 I left the garage, the mechanic said my brake pump is not working, the air is not passing thru for the brakes to work. Is this true or is the fan belt the cause of the problem? I wud appreciate 4 some advice. Thanks

Submitted: 21/03/2015 19:59:19 | ID: 113634

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Garrett Byrne, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I recently changes the battery on my car without any major issues and the car now runs fine. The issue is that now both the rear passenger doors refuse to open from the inside or the outside. Both front doors and the boot open fine. This only occurred after I changed the battery. Also, I am trying to change the driver side indicator light on the car and cannot reach the bulb holder to undo it and change the bulb. I have read on other forums that the only way to do it is to remove the front bumper and washer bottle. Seems extreme or at least a major design flaw. Advice on both would be appreciated. Garrett

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Yes, the top of the washer bottle is held in with a rubber grommet, just pop that and the funnel for the bottle comes out. Two second job then you can access your bulbs paul from City of Glasgow

Central locking has stopped, battery goes flat overnight, has had a new alternator KEN HALL from Cheshire

Central locking has stopped, battery goes flat overnight, has had a new alternator KEN HALL from Cheshire

Submitted: 18/03/2015 13:19:13 | ID: 113486

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Stephen perring, West Glamorgan

Vauxhall Vectra

I am having trouble starting my Vectra Sri in the mornings, it has only happened the last week or so? Can someone please help?

Submitted: 15/03/2015 22:38:38 | ID: 113376

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richard, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Vectra

i have a vectra 2003 model.i noticed bit of the bumper hanging down. i have looked on the net at bumper and it looks like it clips onto the car so I'm not sure if there has been some clips that have fallen out as it bends back up.does anybody know what clips i may need or what to do the fix it as it scrapes when going over speed bumps

Submitted: 14/03/2015 20:43:21 | ID: 113333

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John, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi all, just wanted to find out when to have the Cam belt etc changed on my Vectra C diesel, it has done 56500 miles? Any advice welcome.

Submitted: 13/03/2015 01:27:41 | ID: 113241

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mark haydon, East Lothian

Vauxhall Vectra

does my car have an oil pressure switch as need to replace sump and gives two varients engine code is x18e1 if this helps

Submitted: 09/03/2015 20:32:10 | ID: 113065

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Tony Cooke , West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I`ve just replaced the front N/S bearing and hub kit on my Vectra C with IDS and noticed the lead for the speed sensor was a bit tough when I connected it up. My question is when buying the bearing and hub kit is there a left and right for the position of the ABS speed sensor?

Submitted: 08/03/2015 17:01:03 | ID: 112979

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ken, Flintshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I have fitted a new thermostat unit to the car . How do I clear an airlock?

Submitted: 08/03/2015 10:52:27 | ID: 112955

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Tony Cooke , West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My ABS/ESP light came on. I had the diagnostic machine put on and the outcome was the N/S front sensor showing excessive voltage. I bought the complete hub and bearing kit and had it fitted, however after a testdrive the ABS/ESP light is still on. My question is do I need to get the diagnostics back to cancel the fault code?

Submitted: 05/03/2015 19:50:59 | ID: 112834

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LewCollins, Caerphilly

Vauxhall Vectra

Water has recently collected in the passenger side footwell, saturating the carpet, any suggestions of a solution?

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Clean out scuttle drain on bulkhead just in front of pollen filter, as this gets blocked with dirt & rain water, overflows in through pollen filter and will also cause your heater resister to blow drew welsh from North Yorkshire

clean out scuttle drain on bulkhead just in front of pollen filter,as this gets blocked with dirt & rain water over flows in thru pollen filter & will aslo cause your heater resister to blow drew welsh from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 05/03/2015 15:19:39 | ID: 112814

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clifford atherton, Cumbria

Vauxhall Vectra

I have loss of power going up hills, having to drop down to 3rd when the car normally flies up the hill. Car is okay first thing but as it gets hot the power loss is evident. This has only started happening in the last two days?

Submitted: 05/03/2015 10:51:51 | ID: 112790

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Ejaz hussain, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

Hello my vectra c 1.9cdti elite 150bhp AFL D1S HEAD LIGHTS PROBLEM. My passenger side d1s head light bulb turns off when turning right? They work on straight road or left? Iv put new aftermarket d1s kit in and same problem. When I put switch off and on again they work again... But now the bulb starts glasse get on passenger side only and turns off? I have changed the bulb again same problem any help?

Submitted: 04/03/2015 00:27:40 | ID: 112714

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Keith Swatton, Hampshire

Vauxhall Vectra

what is the location of the sidelight fuse

Submitted: 25/02/2015 16:02:54 | ID: 112318

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George, Durham

Vauxhall Vectra

Where is the power sounder located as there is no sound when alarm is activated.

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passenger side boot compartment Alastair from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 24/02/2015 19:00:43 | ID: 112269

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Joseph Railton, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

I have an official 5 stud R16 emergency space saver wheel. The wheel originally was for an Astra. Can this wheel be used as an emergency spare for a Vectra with R17 Alloys. Regards Joe Railton

Submitted: 21/02/2015 14:15:34 | ID: 112032

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m farley, Middlesex

Vauxhall Vectra

i have a 03 vectra and want to know if i have a side impact accident will the front air bags be activated

Submitted: 21/02/2015 06:04:19 | ID: 112021

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Peter Scott, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Can I install a raise and lower system under the passenger seat on a Vauxhall Vectra?

Submitted: 18/02/2015 20:52:55 | ID: 111840

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Pat, Ireland

Vauxhall Vectra

I have a 2008 Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 cdti 150bhp. I got it remapped last week up to 185bhp, since then I've noticed a lot of black smoke coming from the exhaust even when I take off (normal) and not pushing it. Can anybody please help me to find the problem? Any help would be great. P.S. Remap is 100% plenty power and very good on diesel.

Submitted: 18/02/2015 20:22:13 | ID: 111834

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william, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Vectra

my 05 diesel Vectra has no acceleration and the engine light is on what could it be?

Submitted: 14/02/2015 18:07:57 | ID: 111528

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Mike, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi team, my Vectra 1-8cc petrol has done 15674 miles from new! Are these engines "non-invasive", thereby causing no damage to the engine top should the overhead cam belt fail?

Submitted: 12/02/2015 15:11:37 | ID: 111375

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Axeman Pete, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, Can Someone Give Me Advice on Vectra 1'8 Ls Petrol & Astra Diesel Exhaust,? My Exhaust On Vectra Has Decided to Break off at Back end of Middle Box,? Can't Be Repaired,? To Close to Box,? Now Will Parts from A Scrap XReg Diesel Astra Estate Be Compatible Temporary Until I Find A Proper On to Fit,? I'm Hoping it Will be Okay As The Astra has been Donated to Me For Free to Use Any Bits From the Exhaust,?! Hope You Can Help Me With My Dilemma,? Many thanks, Axeman Pete, tyne& Wear, :)

Submitted: 10/02/2015 17:12:45 | ID: 111284

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Khalil, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Basically when I'm driving my car and I go into first, second gear or third sometimes it`s hard to drive in those gears, feels like something is holding onto the wheels and it refuses to move. I`m not sure if the brakes are jamming and even if the car`s ignition is on with the handbrake down and I'm trying to push it, it doesn't move at all, something is locking and after a few hours it releases and drives normally again. This happened to me a few times now and I'm confused. Please can you help me? Thank you

Submitted: 10/02/2015 08:10:29 | ID: 111243

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haydn, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

hi problem started about three months ago but now does it every minute while driving, all dials drop indicators stop working battery light only light on, still driving with power steering still working, i have to quickly turn off ignition and on again. this happens about every one or two mins.

Submitted: 07/02/2015 19:40:38 | ID: 111083

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