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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

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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rab, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

what fuse do I need for 2008 Vectra windscreen washer system

Submitted: 20/11/2014 16:52:06 | ID: 106545

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rab, West Midlands

Vauxhall Vectra

Which fuse do I need for windscreen wash system?

Submitted: 20/11/2014 16:42:18 | ID: 106544

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Danny, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

i can drive all day sometimes without a problem but on occasion the temperature will drop low and the exhaust will start smoking, sometimes this can happen up to 6 times a day. does anyone have a solution as it would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted: 18/11/2014 21:01:21 | ID: 106445

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Nigel Townsend, Cheshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I've just been driving my car and everything was fine but when i left the car and went back to half an hour later it wouldn't start, put my key in and absolutely nothing, no power can't jump or bump it off but all electrics working

Submitted: 15/11/2014 15:46:27 | ID: 106244

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vincent brown, Stockton-on-Tees

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, is it possible to change the end pully on slip bearing ring? My problem being the power steering warning light is showing and the battery`s going flat? Also all lights are dimming. Would there be any other reauson which may be causing these issues? Any advice appreciated, thanks

Submitted: 12/11/2014 23:22:44 | ID: 106129

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Mary, Ireland

Vauxhall Vectra

The outer door to the fuel tank won't open, normally it opens with ease. It doesn't require a key to open and don't need to press any button inside the car. Can anyone help? I'm nearly out of diesel.

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Make sure all doors are unlocked. The fuel cap door will not open with just the drivers door unlocked James from Ireland

Make sure all doors are unlocked. The fuel cap door will not open with just the drivers door unlocked James from Ireland

Make sure all doors are unlocked. The fuel cap door will not open with just the drivers door unlocked James from Ireland

Make sure all doors are unlocked. The fuel cap door will not open with just the drivers door unlocked James from Ireland

Submitted: 12/11/2014 18:10:46 | ID: 106109

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John Hynes, Ireland

Vauxhall Vectra

Climate control cigerate lighter rear window heater not working, fuses all ok

Submitted: 11/11/2014 20:58:48 | ID: 106067

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greg sudell, Cumbria

Vauxhall Vectra

Why would a snapped bolt warrant a new oil pump at my local garage

Submitted: 07/11/2014 21:52:02 | ID: 105867

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Roger Alford, Dorset

Vauxhall Vectra

My central locking has failed, it no longer works from the key fob to lock the car, buttons activate and reset straight away. Warning display indicates the driver`s door is open when closed and the interior light stays on. Any ideas? Thanks

Submitted: 05/11/2014 19:26:40 | ID: 105729

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Norm, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Vectra

Every time I put my headlights on my right indicator goes on? Please help

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i had same problem its tell s you your side light bulb is faulty /loose or needs changing hope this helps steve from Worcestershire

i had same problem its tell s you your side light bulb is faulty /loose or needs changing hope this helps steve from Worcestershire

Submitted: 03/11/2014 10:27:22 | ID: 105560

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Leanne, North Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, my 2007 vectra has a sort of blowing noise that comes when accelerating over about 50/60mph. I'm sure it not exhaust because when I come off the accelerator it disappears. It's not there all the time it comes and goes. Any ideas what it could be? I also had water in the footwell passenger side and found blocked drain so managed to sort that but don't know if this has anything to do with the noise problem. Thanks in advance :)

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water in the front footwell areas is caused by blocked drain plugs in the engine bay. Remove the rubber seal at the windscreen end of engine bay, lift up the cowling and clear the debris from the rubber drain plugs, or even just remove them entirely. Water gets in past your pollen filter and eventually will blow the fan motor. shaun wright from Tyne and Wear

water in the front footwell areas is caused by blocked drain plugs in the engine bay. Remove the rubber seal at the windscreen end of engine bay, lift up the cowling and clear the debris from the rubber drain plugs, or even just remove them entirely. Water gets in past your pollen filter and eventually will blow the fan motor. shaun wright from Tyne and Wear

Thanks, would this be causing the blowing sound? Leanne from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 02/11/2014 17:32:16 | ID: 105513

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bobby, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

How will I know if the gear linkage is worn? It won`t go into reverse unless I open the bonnet and push it in from the gearbox, then it will go into reverse!

Submitted: 23/10/2014 02:47:08 | ID: 105005

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john, East Sussex

Vauxhall Vectra

My car has been running ok on lpg and petrol. Issue started when I filled up at a different place twice in the last two weeks, paid £8 each time and both times indicated gas is running low. Yesterday the car stalled on gas and wouldn`t accelerate without stalling. Today the car switches off on its own when put on lpg. I have had to use petrol instead. Lpg is Vauxhall manufactured. What is the cause?

Submitted: 22/10/2014 19:44:50 | ID: 104995

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sander, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My problem whit it is, im tryng to access the board informatsion [to chek fuel consumtion and so on] but i cant get any access to it. The left adjuster button on wheel seems not to work. Also tryed the bc button and all i get is no config,pushing any button on left or right on panel takes it back to music [change songs]. So im wondering can it be the Fuse burned out for the left adjuster button on wheel? If its possible which fuse might it be? Cuz cheking the manual and cannot find informatsion about it. Thank you.

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I forgot to add it`s 1.8 exclusiv petrol 2007 sander from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 13/10/2014 23:29:12 | ID: 104577

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Alan Aldridge, Essex

Vauxhall Vectra

Engine overheating. Dashboard warning light continually on. Exhaust manifold gasket "burning away".

Submitted: 10/10/2014 08:53:13 | ID: 104375

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adrian, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

I had steering heaviness and changed the steering coupling and this has eliminated a lot of the issues, however the steering still gets heavy when turning left whilst going slowly. I have checked the alternator and there are no apparent issues, suspension`s ok, springs etc all good. I`m at a loss. Any ideas?

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Check the fluid in the addolic motor tank hewton from Ghana

Submitted: 08/10/2014 18:31:35 | ID: 104286

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kevin slaven, Essex

Vauxhall Vectra

I have had a problem with my Vauxhall Vectra with the dashboard dials going off for no reason whilst driving. Looking at your readers` forum it seems quite a few other drivers are having the same problem. Surely Vauxhall need to know about this problem as it seems to be quite common and needs to be looked at?

Submitted: 07/10/2014 22:29:57 | ID: 104238

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billy mcknight, West Dunbartonshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi there, My sister bought a 2003 vectra which I was delivering to her today I drove it for about 20 minutes on the motorway at about 70 I noticed at traffic lights some smoke coming from the engine so stopped it asap at first I thought the oil cap was loose because there was oil on parts of the engine Anyway long story short no warning lights came on and it wasn't overheating checked the oil which was at max and although clean looking there was darker almost black bits in the grooves I drove it back home and just before I arrived the engine management light came on and what I think is the oil pressure sensor going into the manifold? at the front of the engine was smoking. The only other thing I noticed was the yellow oil can and spanner light coming on when putting the keys into the ignition and going out when the engine was running it did not come on when driving and did not overheat. The car runs like 2 cylinders in low gears and did struggle at roundabouts but when reved and driven in higher gears although stuttering it still ran Thanks for any advice Billy

Submitted: 07/10/2014 18:46:39 | ID: 104226

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joe brown, Luton

Vauxhall Vectra

my central locking is working ok but it will not unlock the petrol tank flap how can i do it

Submitted: 06/10/2014 22:27:57 | ID: 104188

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peter cockroft, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Auto transmission oil change

Submitted: 05/10/2014 12:57:46 | ID: 104090

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melanie, West Lothian

Vauxhall Vectra

My 2nd gear keeps popping out when climbing from first gear and results in high revs from car having to go straight from first to third. Also my 4th starting seeminga little loose today not popped out yet???

Submitted: 02/10/2014 10:27:04 | ID: 103945

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davy, County Down

Vauxhall Vectra

I want to locate the automatic transmission gearbox filler plug As I want to check and top up if need be. Thank you DAVY.

Submitted: 02/10/2014 09:20:48 | ID: 103943

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neil, Cumbria

Vauxhall Vectra

Hiya, we just got our car through MOT, it needed shockers and arches and wheels and disc changing. Now when doing over 55 mph there is a clicking noise from the back. Any ideas?

Submitted: 30/09/2014 15:50:43 | ID: 103843

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Goldie, West Lothian

Vauxhall Vectra

Tempeture guage on my vectra is running high and making whining noise also water was leaking out the bottom of the car

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Can you tell me what's wrong? Goldie from West Lothian

It`s either the alternator belt worn, as for water coming from the engine it`s the water pump neal from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 23/09/2014 18:23:58 | ID: 103528

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Geoff Archer, Durham

Vauxhall Vectra

Re previous enquirer, I have same rear light assembly to replace, including the lens. How do I remove ALL of the assembly to replace in total?

Submitted: 10/09/2014 09:57:56 | ID: 102918

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Zanna Omar Ali, Nigeria

Vauxhall Vectra

When I insert the key to ignite a padlock shows up on the dashboard and the car cannot start. Somebody told me it might be the keys sensor that got lost. Please help

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Disconnect the battery for ten mins to reprogram the memory neal from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 09/09/2014 15:38:44 | ID: 102853

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nenopioneer, Egypt

Vauxhall Vectra

I've a Vectra B 1997 2.0 CD Automatic, does the ABS device failure affect the gearbox performance or prevent the gearbox from shifting to the fourth gear? please advice.

Submitted: 07/09/2014 22:13:17 | ID: 102775

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MAlcolm, Hampshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My car has been stored for 2 years with the battery removed I have now fitted a new battery but the car will lock and unlock with the key in the door but if the door is opened the alarm goes off I have removed the relay and fuse from the horn supply but there appears to be another alarm horn. The alarm will not reset or turn off using the key fob even with a new battery in the fob.

Submitted: 04/09/2014 21:20:59 | ID: 102617

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MAlcolm, Hampshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Malcolm Hampshire Vectra 1997 2.5 V6 saloon MY car has been stored for 2 years with battery removed on fitting a new battery I can lock and unlock the car with the key but the alarm lights on the dash still flash and if the door is opened the alarm goes off I have removed the fuse and relay for the horn but there seems to be another sounder. How can the alarm be reset please.

Submitted: 04/09/2014 20:53:53 | ID: 102616

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andrew morris, Caerphilly

Vauxhall Vectra

I was just coming home and an orange engine light came on and ny car is now spluttering and down on power?

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Mine too! It's coughing and spluttering like a good-un! Thing is, sometimes it's as smooth as anything, then there it goes again and I'm struggling to make 15 mph! HELP! Ian Woodford from Worcestershire

Mine too! It's coughing and spluttering like a good-un! Thing is, sometimes it's as smooth as anything, then there it goes again and I'm struggling to make 15 mph! HELP! Ian Woodford from Worcestershire

if it keeps going down to limp mode it might be diaphragm in the fuel pump there is someone on ebay that will check and repair if but you have to send the fuel pump off the cost is £75 it worked for mine after a lot of expense hope this helps someone pete peter fairhurst from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 03/09/2014 21:41:57 | ID: 102571

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nenopioneer, Egypt

Vauxhall Vectra

I've a Vectra B 1997 2.0 CD Automatic, doesn't shift to the 4th gear and then the GEARBOX led lights in the front panel, often the car tends to move hardly if I slow down then reaccelerate. Can anybody help?

Submitted: 02/09/2014 14:12:30 | ID: 102502

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paul wilcock, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Just nicely purchased the car. Went to fill up screen wash & the bottle is split.How do i get to it?

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Take passenger`s inner wheel arch off, you can get into the bottle from there neal from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 30/08/2014 12:13:58 | ID: 102356

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Bob Berwick, Perth and Kinross

Vauxhall Vectra

When I engage reverse gear, handbrake or reach 30 mph my speedometer, fuel gauge, temp gauge and rev counter all go off. It also affects my elec windows. I have to switch off ignition and they only start working after i pull off. When i switch on my ignition the red engine light and abs light is on but goes off when when I pull off is it a faulty relay, and if so which one and number? Thank you in anticipation, frustrated Bob!

Submitted: 25/08/2014 21:42:43 | ID: 102124

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S.Rockett, South Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

my petrol cap cover will not open it is permantley locked.How do i unlock it

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Insert the ignition key and turn it to the left, then spin the cap in the same direction. To lock simply twist the cap to the right until it clicks, insert the key and turn to the right. Hope this helps glenn from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 25/08/2014 14:18:28 | ID: 102088

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Malcolm Hunt, Cardiff

Vauxhall Vectra

having problem with wiring towbar, the lights to the trailer board are very dim and yet correct.but is there any different bulbs for this car or any different connection to wire in to? i have joined the wires to the near side lamp wires with connections the lamps on the car are bright but the trailer board is very dim tried all earths are correct with no success please can any one help

Submitted: 23/08/2014 21:33:02 | ID: 102011

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ivan shaw, City Of Leicester

Vauxhall Vectra

I have radio sound but no display.when I press the settings button audio came up but now there's nothing.

Submitted: 23/08/2014 17:49:15 | ID: 101997

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samantha, Merthyr Tydfil

Vauxhall Vectra

I have recently had a new clutch fitted and it`s been driving fine until now, it goes into every gear change but the car stays static? Any answers would be very helpful please.

Submitted: 21/08/2014 23:23:37 | ID: 101905

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