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Tony Cooke , West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My ABS/ESP light came on I hade the diagnostic Mechine put on and the out come was the N/S front sensor showing exesive voltage how ever I bought the complete hub n bearing kit and had it fitted how ever after a test drive the ABS/ESP light is still on my question is do I need to Get the diagnostics back to cancil the FALT 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?

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.

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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C Ethelberg, Denmark

Vauxhall Vectra

is ther a fuse for the heatet mirror . the 40A fuse for the heartet rear windo is okay

Submitted: 05/02/2015 19:41:31 | ID: 110969

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Carol Hill, Somerset

Vauxhall Vectra

A couple of times whilst driving the last few days, the instrument panel has gone off a few times and all the gauges (petrol, temperature, speed) died and the indicators didn't work. It didn't stay off, it kept flickering on for a moment. The radio kept going off too.

Submitted: 04/02/2015 09:22:06 | ID: 110849

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R WOOTTON, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I have to replace my radio on my Vectra a lot of adverts tell me a radio is available with a screen how do I fit this I know how to do the radio.

Submitted: 03/02/2015 19:52:26 | ID: 110824

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Robert Archer, Antrim

Vauxhall Vectra

my vetcra is driving well easy start smooth but will not rev over 3000 revs anyone know what could be wrong .?

Submitted: 03/02/2015 07:18:45 | ID: 110778

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scott, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi peeps I have a vectra sri 1.9 cdti car drives fine but some times wen I put key in I dont get an oil light or engine management light wen these lights r out the car wont turn start turn ova nothin but if I turn the 10 20 50 100 times the two lights cum on it will start fine plz help thanks

Submitted: 02/02/2015 17:14:59 | ID: 110754

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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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