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Colin hands, North Ayrshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi there my battery and oil light came on at the same time it was lit up red then it cut off managed to restart it went ok again I recently done a oil change noticed I have a leak coming from the oil sensor could it b a faulty sensor

Submitted: 13/09/2017 21:09:27 | ID: 143619

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byron, Wrexham

Vauxhall Vectra

been having the dash fail intermitantly only light when i turn ignition on was engine managment which went off when started clocks started working then froze speedo reads 30 mph 2000 rpm quater on fuel gauge turn ignition off still same disconect battery still showing same how is this even possible need help pease

Submitted: 25/08/2017 14:11:58 | ID: 143315

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Scott Stapleton, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, my friends has a vectra he's had it put on a diagnostics computer but no faults r showing apart from fuel purge valve but has had a new one fitted, but still won't rev over 3000 revs any ideas on what this could be? Thanks

Submitted: 17/08/2017 15:02:09 | ID: 143153

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dennis carson, Antrim

Vauxhall Vectra

1.8 sri petrol , i am about to change plugs , while i have coil pack off , is there anything i can do , to clean it or to check it , thank you .

Submitted: 15/08/2017 21:18:04 | ID: 143128

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Jim, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

The engine management light came on my dash, had the cruse set and then put my toe down to pass someone then had a judder then the light can on and felt flat

Submitted: 22/07/2017 07:58:42 | ID: 142683

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Dave Watson, Cyprus

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi there, I have ran a DTC test with a fault code PO234-5B (Boost Pressure Control Circuit Positive Deviation), could you please advise the likely cause(s)? I exported my Vectra C with two litre diesel dti here in Cyprus from the UK, and would appreciate you advice. Kind regards Dave Watson

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Have you tried changing the turbo boost sensor? Hugh from Cavan

Hi Hugh from Cavan, yes, I changed the MAP Sensor but the fault still occurs. Much appreciate your response. Dave Dave Watson from Cyprus

Submitted: 12/07/2017 12:13:54 | ID: 142504

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Neil wilson, Hampshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I have recently had to put my vectra 1.8 sri in doves the main Vauxhall dealer in the avenue Southampton as vehicle didn't start early one morning as I run it as a taxi I had to pay to get it transported there at a cost of 65 pounds I got a call back the next day to say it needed a new cim unit after nearly 2 weeks off road I went to collect vehicle yesterday for the taxi meter not working and also headlight not working and front indicator not working after paying an extra 765 pounds to them they weren't very helpful and aren't prepared to fix it how do I stand as far as trading standards go

Submitted: 01/07/2017 16:56:27 | ID: 142297

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Anne, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

I have a 2004 model Vauxhall Vectra Elite CDTi. On two occasions now I've switched on the engine and the whole manifold has shook and made a noise and the clutch pedal has been rock hard. If I switch the engine off and retry its okay and the clutch pedal falls after about two seconds to its normal position. Its booked into the garage in five days time! The only thing I have noticed differently is that the brakes sound like they are very slightly grinding if I brake hard (which is rare) as I tend to read the road ahead and adjust my speed accordingly. I tow a horse trailer with the car. What's going on with the clutch do you think?

Submitted: 22/06/2017 15:55:10 | ID: 142076

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Dave, Middlesex

Vauxhall Vectra

All my rear lights are playing up, one indicator, one side light bulb are staying on, both brake lights do not work and I am getting warnings saying that I need to check the bulbs. They are all ok. Today I have now lost all rear lights. Can anyone help please.

Submitted: 18/06/2017 11:00:39 | ID: 142001

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jason, Southampton

Vauxhall Vectra

when my vectra is warm its starts to rev its selt up at about 2000 rpm if i hold the revs there the eml comes on and i lose all throttle responce iv fit a new throttle valve/body and still the same any ideas?

Submitted: 16/06/2017 14:23:30 | ID: 141976

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Jenny Lloyd, Berkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I was on motor way doing 80 when my vectra GSI bat came on and engine cut out it started again after about 5 mins not done it since but need to know how to stop it happening again

Submitted: 08/06/2017 22:09:56 | ID: 141813

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Mr d Wakeman , South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi I have a Vauxhall vector 1.8i vvt it started one day now it won't start it keeps imbolizing it self I was just wondering if it could have something to do with the black box which runs all the electrics or is it the key I just would like some help on how to get it started again

Submitted: 14/05/2017 09:13:08 | ID: 141292

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Simon N. Fewou, Cameroon

Vauxhall Vectra

I would like to know what happen with my Opel (Vauxhall) Vectra 2.2 DTi estate. My Opel experience a power loss when an orange sign (control indicator for engine electronics) appear on the dash board. After I experience that sudden loss of power, I have another sign (control indicator for exhaust) that appear on the dash board when the engine is running. Could you please tell what the problem is? Thank you Simon

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I don't quite follow your description of the warning lights but think your sudden loss of power means you have gone into limp mode. The "control indicator for exhaust" is probably your DPF warning indicator telling you the DPF is blocked and may have reached the stage where you need to take it to a garage for a forced regeneration. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hi Hugh, Sorry that I am not explaining well. My problem is that my opel/Vauxhall Vectra (Vectra 2.2 DTi 125 hp) loses power when a car with a spanner warning light illuminates yellow. This always happen when the engine is warm. In addition, my opel also lose power when the malfunction warning light illunate yellow and stay. But the light indicating a problem with the diesel particle filter stays off. Someone told me it is a problem the fuel injection pump. But it is very expensive to replace the pump. Could you please help me with the diagnostic? Thanks Simon Hope I am explicit this time Simon N. Fewou from Cameroon

Submitted: 25/04/2017 19:14:30 | ID: 140900

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Keira Watts, Pembrokeshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I have replaced my bumper and the new bumper hasn't got the fog lights in it I have loads of light warnings coming on my dashboard could you please help me to solve this problem

Submitted: 21/04/2017 01:35:36 | ID: 140791

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t finnigan, Hampshire

Vauxhall Vectra

my water low level light is on, but the level in the bottle is at the correct level ,i have replaced the expansion tank for a new one, but the light is still on is there anyone can help

Submitted: 15/04/2017 17:45:35 | ID: 140653

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denis, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Vectra

my car seems to use a little oil been kept in good only 5 owners .110 000 mls no oil leakes clean engine y reg is this a common issue and what can I do thank you very much

Submitted: 03/04/2017 22:03:47 | ID: 140395

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Don Scott, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall Vectra

Rooftop aerial with screenwash. The rubber aerial gater is breaking. The agents can no longer supply either the gater or the aerial assy. Gaters are available on line but seem to be for Vectra C model. Will this fit the Vectra B model. Can the aerial unit be removed by just releasing some of the rear roof lining or is a major strip down involved. Any advice greatfully appreciated

Submitted: 17/03/2017 15:30:49 | ID: 139936

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mark, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

my vx 1.8 duel fuel is dumping petrol out of exhaust.

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Are you positive it's petrol? Have you smelt it/tasted it? All cars drip water out of the exhaust until the exhaust reaches a high enough temperature to turn the water to steam, condensation is a natural by-product of the combustion process and burning LPG creates more condensation than burning petrol. If it's definitely petrol don't drive it any further as the risk of the hot exhaust igniting the petrol and starting a fire is high. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 28/02/2017 22:54:59 | ID: 139315

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Paul, North Ayrshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Car is showing picture of a spanner and when driving it had no power and does not accelerate.

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The spanner warning light is informing you that you need to get it fixed. Search the internet for how to read Vauxhall fault codes, follow that guide an you will get the fault code and then you'll know where the problem is. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 13/01/2017 18:47:41 | ID: 138062

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Lesley, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

Vauxhall vectors. 2007. Central. Locking. Not working. Headlights. Constantly. On. No. Heater

Submitted: 27/12/2016 17:04:55 | ID: 137627

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Austin Fletcher, Greater Manchester

Vauxhall Vectra

Everything works fine ,still only done 44,000 miles Except the lights in the DAB/CD section of the dash, I didnt even know if it was supposed to light up as its been like that since I bought the car (second owner) I asked at the delears & was told all they can do is a send back of the unit for an exchange at approx £200 !! I of course asked if they were joking !! I try to keep the car in perfect nick and of course it would be great if I could get these lights on. I will try the the trip ometer to zero trick soon as I get this arm out of my sling !! Many Thanks. Vectra Estate Nov 2005.

Submitted: 27/12/2016 13:58:15 | ID: 137623

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steven j allan, Cheshire

Vauxhall Vectra

hi i have a vectre 1.9 cdi sri diesel i stopped at asda turned engine off went to start it again loads power but would not start and engine fan stayed on even with keys out fuel lamp also flashed on and off aa came jumped started the car driving to a garage engine cuts out at 3000 revs had no error code at all when parked at garage seem to start ok fuel light went off garage phone me and said car was showing lots of faults but they cant have a proper look till after christmas any ideas

Submitted: 21/12/2016 17:37:27 | ID: 137515

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david nelson, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Morning, Just bought my Vectra c 2006 1.9 cdti everything is fine apart from when I turn right I get a clicking noise from behind the glove box but its very intermittent

Submitted: 21/12/2016 09:17:24 | ID: 137504

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Nigel Bass, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I need to replace the backlight bulb on the radio and clock display, how do i take part of the dashboard off to do this, i cant see any screws? can anyone help with this?

Submitted: 09/12/2016 13:47:11 | ID: 137269

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karl, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

hi there.whilst driving my 04 vectra 1.9cdti my spanner light just comes on and stays on for maybe 10 mins .then goes out. it does nt do it often.it could come on and off once or twice in one week then it may be a couple of weeks later it will do it again.been doing it for about two years

Submitted: 05/12/2016 22:06:15 | ID: 137193

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Irfan, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi. Could you help me .my vauxhall vectra estate 1.9. Reverse and forward parking sensor are not working. When i reverse just only on dashboard light come on and make noise only once but nothing after .i have tried to hear the buzzing sounds drom sensors but i can't hear anything from any sensor. Thanks in advance.

Submitted: 05/12/2016 08:34:31 | ID: 137175

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richard, East Sussex

Vauxhall Vectra

My car is letting in water passenger front and rear foot wells

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That my friend would be the drainage channels blocked below the wiper blades. Lift the bonnet up then remove the rubber trim below the wiper blades. Lift the plastic skirt and you will find the drain off channels blocked. Mostly leaves and mud.Hope this helps. paul from Lancashire

Submitted: 21/11/2016 09:59:57 | ID: 136830

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Mary Wegis, Moray

Vauxhall Vectra

Hello all! My Vectra is acting up: it started off as an intermittent battery light coming on- which would cause the speedo, revmeter and petrol gauge to not work. At this time, I seem to get a variety of other faults flash too (power steering, abs) but only for a short time. Once this battery light goes back off, everything is fine. The car is driving very well. Oh, and a bulb warning and front brake pad indicator stays on permenantly (there is a bulb out too). The heating sometimes cooks and other times is luke warm. Any ideas? I have a nearly new battery I can put in, but I wondered if it could be the alternator, a fuse, that tripmeter fault, or if I should re-set the "computer". What do you think??!! Mary- damsel in distress.

Submitted: 20/11/2016 18:53:18 | ID: 136821

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Caroline, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

Wondering if anyone can help this is not all the time but happening a lot lately, when setting off the car feels like the power has been sucked right out of it and the noise is like a very noisy exhaust but coming from the engine area, once we get to about 30 and into 4th gear it moves and you don't hear the sound? Also every now and then the Engine Management light comes on for 24/48 hours then goes off and the car is okay......till the next time? Anyone any ideas, we have recently had a new front exhaust fitted as we thought that was the problem but seems not! I have tried the pedal test but i don't understand the groups and flashing. Any advise would be great fully received Thanks.

Submitted: 05/11/2016 10:14:12 | ID: 136481

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Albert, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi I am losing water out of my 2006 vectra 19cdti water bottle needs filling every day thought it might be thermostat so changed it still loosing water so bought new cap for bottle still loosing water signs of water loss at back of bottle on overflow (rusty water stain) started car this afternoon after wife couldn't start car like battery was flat and water was squirting from thermostat what is wrong with this car? Any help would be appreciated many thanks. Albert

Submitted: 04/11/2016 13:32:16 | ID: 136473

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John Dutton, Perth and Kinross

Vauxhall Vectra

Dog ate n/s load area light ! - no internal lights at all - and no instrument cluster illumination either. Easy - replaced both sides with new fittings, now simply find/change a fuse, surely? No. Read every fuse description in the handbook and (Mr. H's manual) and lo, no specific mention of 'internal lights' ? ? OK, imagine what fuse might have some bearing and check many! All appear OK, (especially no. 17 and 26 on dash-end box) No change. Desperation; check every fuse in the car - all appear healthy. Found a certain forum and find no specific answer - but then spot- this far more straightforward site - and - dash lighting problems abound. Hope was raised with the 'Press the Mileage Trip Button' - some saying press brake pedal simultaneously, some flash hazards (with ignition on). Alas, no immediate fix even to the dash lighting issue, just some weird codes/figures coming up on the mileage area display ? The battery has been changed prior to refitting damaged fitting for approx 5 mins. And, oh, no specific fuse stated for the Cruise Control either. It must be me? Come on guys put me right.

Submitted: 03/11/2016 20:23:21 | ID: 136463

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Jay, Surrey

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I have a problem with the dashboard what's happened is my speedo, rev counter, fuel and temperature gauge have all stopped working. What's strange about it is there not sitting at 0 the speedo is stuck at 55mph rev counter at 3 revs petrol says full and temperature gauge at 0 even when the car is switched off. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be and is there anything I can check before taking it to a garage ? Thanks

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I had no lights on instrument panel except engine management. Followed what others said in previous forum e.g. pressing tripmeter , pressing tripmeter with brake pedal simultaneously ect . It did not work first. But, pressing/unpressing repeatedly the tripmeter brought life back and all is well. The other last resort is to disconnect battery for few second and reconnect to reset the processor. Suresh Mistry from Leicestershire

Submitted: 22/10/2016 15:46:46 | ID: 136150

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Arthur Roberts, Hampshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Near side indicators stay on all the time even when ignition is off. I removed fuse but indicators still stayed on. Please can someone help.

Submitted: 13/10/2016 20:46:49 | ID: 135934

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peter, Suffolk

Vauxhall Vectra

the blowers work fine on the climate control , but when you turn the dials down to cool it still blows hot can you help thanks

Submitted: 28/09/2016 18:25:56 | ID: 135551

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safin mira, Cheshire

Vauxhall Vectra

hi all the sudden my car alarm is starting siren, sensor and horn both of them together starting siren, please can help me?

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You might find the back up battery is running low Regards Eric Knight from Essex

Submitted: 28/09/2016 00:24:47 | ID: 135527

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Clive Morgan, Vale of Glamorgan

Vauxhall Vectra

HI, my battery light and my odometer light have both stopped working. I have changed both bulbs but it is still the same. I have tried the holding down the clear mileage knob but to know avail. I was wondering if there is a fix or is it a garage job. Thank you for any advice that you may have. Clive

Submitted: 23/09/2016 15:58:06 | ID: 135397

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Gaz, Isle of Anglesey

Vauxhall Vectra

My heaters doesn't seem to come on. Would it be a fuse or a relay? Please & Thank You

Submitted: 27/08/2016 12:12:39 | ID: 134691

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Simon, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My Vectra seems to lose power in second and sometimes third gear, it seems to chug a little then gets going, any ideas please

Submitted: 17/08/2016 11:10:05 | ID: 134419

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Brian.stephenson, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Can I take out my cooling fan without removing the front bumper

Submitted: 30/07/2016 08:49:03 | ID: 133954

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alex, Flintshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I would like to know how to remove the 'OK' option when I have a notification on my screen. I've tried lots of different controls and have read the manual but there doesn't seem to be anything in there. I'd be grateful if you could help as I can't see the time, date or radio whilst this message is on, it's very frustrating! Thank you, Alex.

Submitted: 21/07/2016 21:52:56 | ID: 133711

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