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how to take off window regulator? it is stock with bins and not screws.
Submitted: 30/04/2016 18:31:26 | ID: 131004
Went on holiday after returning battery was flat replaced with new battery but since I have lost all information on the infontainment system screen lights up flashes opel in the bottom right corner once then goes to blank. Radio works as does cd but sat nav /clock general information not shown. Checked all fuses...any clues?
Submitted: 17/04/2016 19:23:03 | ID: 130513
Confused with the sat nav the screen shows a message check fog light but will not go away when I press ok
Submitted: 13/04/2016 15:11:08 | ID: 130340
My Vectra Elite with auto lights and wipers has an intermittent fault.,the side lights will flash on and off rapidly. At the same time the infotainment will switch from day to night setting rapidly with a noise like a relay clicking . Sometimes they will flash independently. The fault will occur regardless of where the lightning switch is positioned. Also the headlights flicker.
Submitted: 11/04/2016 09:47:46 | ID: 130226
I have a intermittent fault on the rear fog light. I have used the light rarely as it has never been that bad. When you turn the main switch for headlights you can then press the button to bring them on. When on and you turn your lights to side the fog lights go out. There is a orange light in the panel at 12 o'clock. More often than not the button does not bring them on but later when driving they work when pressed. You can put them on and off, works great. Other times lights on fog on great. My question is, where is the fault coming from. Is it the light unit itself or elsewhere? Many thanks.
Submitted: 03/04/2016 09:45:18 | ID: 129877
Nsr window will not open or close, got power to motor have replaced switch and motor but still not working , any ideas please
Submitted: 02/04/2016 07:37:00 | ID: 129812
Hi my vectra rear window will not open or close from any switch, I've changed switch makes no difference, I've changed window motor still doesn't work checked fuse as well, any ideas please .
Submitted: 01/04/2016 18:17:09 | ID: 129800
hi I really need some help... I have had a couple of problems with my car I am looking at getting a new one as soon as I can but for now it will have to do. driving to work this morning as usual and all of a sudden the needles in my dash on all odometers and gauges were flicking up and down... but the car still drove fine it did it a few times but no real problems.. what does this mean?
Submitted: 28/03/2016 23:00:56 | ID: 129608
hi I was driving my car is lost power then it didn't start after that it not startint try everthink .
Submitted: 28/03/2016 11:37:15 | ID: 129565
when driving my Vectra the maintenance light come up on dash broad and the power go,s its ownley when I drop down in gears this happens so can you tell what is wrong with it or will I have to go to Vauxhall to find out what is wrong
Submitted: 20/03/2016 11:18:51 | ID: 129256
I have a Vauxhall Vectra 2004 diesel hatchback 1.9cdti its did not have front fog lights fitted when I got it so had front fog lights fitted by Vauxhall so I would like to know where the fuse is that they can work there 3 fuse boxes on the car which one is it please
Submitted: 20/03/2016 11:02:44 | ID: 129255
My steering was heavy to turn corners, but when my slave cylinder caused the clutch to fail, the steering came back to normal. I've had a new clutch etc fitted, but the steering is now heavy again. I've fitted a new pump but it's still heavy to turn corners, but it drives okay. Any ideas on what the fault can be please. It' s a 2007 sri tdi vauxhall vectra diesel estate.
Submitted: 15/03/2016 22:07:36 | ID: 129069
How do you know when your gear box is going on my 1.9 vectra just when I am driving the car it need the pedal to the floor then it seems to take time to pull away can some one tell me cheers
Submitted: 08/03/2016 16:52:55 | ID: 128726
car keeps looseing power and spanner light comes on and hazeds dont work so i nearly end up with car up my backend turn car off its ok for short while then does it again ita a petrol 2ltre sri turbo any ideas
Loosening power and spanner light comes on means that water has touched one off your sensors under the engine pull them out and spray wd40 on them Stuart from West Lothian
Submitted: 27/02/2016 07:14:12 | ID: 128234
HI headlights on vectra c 2004 can they be changed from R.H.D. to L.H.D.by a switch on back of lights?? Thank you.
generally no.. the headlamp reflectors are designed for UK road and it those that affect the direction and more importantly the deflection of the beam. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 22/02/2016 14:45:18 | ID: 128008
Hi headlights no vectra c ,can they be changed from l.h.d to r.h.d. by switch in back of lights,please help THANK YOU.
Submitted: 22/02/2016 10:44:24 | ID: 128000
i have a problem with the heating inside the the car, it only gets warm even when the car has been running for some time. vauxhall vectra 1.8ls 1997 auto
Submitted: 20/02/2016 09:25:18 | ID: 127886
i have a vectra b 2.2auto. on tickover and when i rev it the engine is quiet but soon as i put it in drive i get sound like the tappets are knocking it does it mainly when engine is hot doesnt do it when it is cold the sound is also like it is misfiring on one cylinder but it isnt any help appreciated
Submitted: 16/02/2016 00:44:16 | ID: 127665
Hi i have a 2004 Vectra C 1.8 petrol and i changed the radio with a sat/nav /dvd/ all that good stuff ,and now air flow meter , CC, dont work i say that was working prior to the change of the radio. i change so far 4 air flow meters and the check engine light stay on, i scan the codes and i have found this codes: P0135 P0141 P0443 P0100 i know what they are But can be a fuse that control any of this codes ???? my fuse box have some mini fuses that have a white dot on it how do i check this fuses do i have to take out one by one and look at it ??? any help or tricks will be good Thanks
Submitted: 15/02/2016 13:41:14 | ID: 127625
Hi I've just replaced all clutch and slave cylinder on my 55 plate vectra and i can't get gear .I've no leaks .any help would be great. Thanks
Submitted: 13/02/2016 17:22:58 | ID: 127530
I've just charged the battery on my Vauxhall vectra 2.0 Dti the car starts and head lights come on but I can't turn them of apart from full beam none of the internal lights work or the radio, fans, indicators, hazard lights and most of the dash lights any idea what this could be.
Submitted: 12/02/2016 18:02:36 | ID: 127486
Hi there, l have got a problem with the back end on my car ,l have gone through two lots of new tyres which only get 15,000 klms out of them in in less than 12 months. I have had new shockers replaced on the back but has made no difference, there is a dull banging noise every time l go over bumps and the back end seems to jump out to the side over bigger bumps. I have had it to machanics to have a look but they couldn't find anything can you please help me work out what it is. Thankyou.
Submitted: 12/02/2016 14:07:03 | ID: 127474
for a while now every now and again my car will not start 1st time or when I dose it runs rought and flattens battery trying today I had to jump start after starting I lost power steering and warnig lights flicked on and off the all lights on dash have gone out and have no idicators any help welcome will it be a fuse or rely for instrument panel and any idea off under lying problem
Submitted: 11/02/2016 19:53:18 | ID: 127460
my 07 vectra coolant lights stays on and it ha sto be topped up every 5 days what the problem?
Submitted: 10/02/2016 12:13:24 | ID: 127368
My self leveling headlamps do not appear to be levelling immediately upon switching on, as they used to. Instead they are high until a warning message and the engine electronics symbol appear and then they adjust to their proper height. Warning message is( low beam, field / vision ) Could it just be a relay, if so, whereabouts is it located. Any help would be greatly appreciated - Thanks.
Submitted: 07/02/2016 18:24:23 | ID: 127253
hey guys was wondering if anyone could help me... my vectra c, 1.8 petrol ls. has the power-steering warning light constantly illuminated. it has been this way for over a year. there is no loss of power-steering, it feels absolutely fine. fluid level is fine also. any body heard of this before? any idea why? i dont believe it is the alternator packing up, as i have no symptoms anywhere els . thanks in advance.
Submitted: 04/02/2016 13:48:58 | ID: 127128
Hello my vectra c has strip lights on the front grill.... ive replaced these and used the same wire coming from the front wiring loom... since then the strip lights and front side lights flash when im driving or when i lock or unlock the car... but there fine if the rest of the lights are on... tgink its a loose wire or doggy wiring from the peraon who put them on first any help please thanks
Submitted: 30/01/2016 19:15:34 | ID: 126919
rear brake and reverse lights not working in tail gate even though bulb and fuses are ok. any one had ideas on how to fix it?
Submitted: 29/01/2016 00:58:39 | ID: 126838
my vectra Sri 1.8 16vl 2006 is makeing a tapping sound when am just rolling along in gear but soon as I rev or put clutch in it stops as anyone got any idea what could be up
I have the same. Clutch plates gettin slack, could be ok for ages garage told me, but also worth bearing in mind $$$ wise in case.mines be like that over 18 months now. Elk from Highland
Submitted: 23/01/2016 19:17:24 | ID: 126590
RE. VAUXHALL VECTRA AUTO 1.8LS R.EVAN had fault codes done, had camshaft and crankshaft sensors done but no joy,engine management still stayed limiting car to 4500 revs could it be ecu, cheers
Terence, if the engine management light is still on then there has to be a fault code stored in the ECU for it to light.. when you had the sensors replaced, did the garage clear existing fault codes, switch off for five minutes before restarting to see if new fault codes? If they didn't then the ECU could still be seeing a fault. Clearing the codes is not always enough.. they should switch off completely and leave for at least five mins for settings to get stored, before they start further testing... OBD diagnostics can take some time. 4500rpm is not a bad figure and your car is automatic.. that's close to the red zone for an auto (and diesels). At this point, I'd not suspect the ECU itself, though they are known to go faulty in Corsas, and with ANY electronics based stuff, I suppose it could be the case.. but make sure the basics are done right before you go down the line of ECU.. they are not cheap. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 20/01/2016 20:12:36 | ID: 126453
Hi my vaxhaul Vectra 03 plate has been blowing cold air for about 6 months now. The mechanic has changed the radiator, water pump, and today a thermostat but the problem is the same.Both pipes into the heater matrix seem to warm up a little and the fan blows fine though it's cold air. Before I can loose any more money fixing the wrong things..Can u please advise on what could be the problem. Thank you.
Lagada, I wonder what tests this mechanic carried out to determine that it was the radiator, and the pump AND the thermostat? Sounds like he's ripped you off fella. Test.. from cold, start the engine and run it for a while to warm up (take it for a 15 min drive better).. then check the large rubber hoses that lead to and from the radiator at the front of vehicle.. are they warm or hot? if they are, the water pump is pumping hot coolant around the system, the thermostat has opened and the coolant is getting through the radiator. Are there any leaks from the radiator? No.. then that is fine... no need to replace any of them !!! If the pipes were still cold, then change the thermostat as cheaper and easier option to water pump.. if the pipes STILL cold, water pump.. but if a water pump goes, mostly it will give you a telltale sign.. leaking, squealing, bearing rumbling or overheating. In your message you say the pipes to the heater matrix warm up a little.. so hot fluid is getting pumped around.. but if there's an air lock in the matrix, it won't fill up properly. Has it been bled properly? Which "radiator" did he change??? The cooling rad or the heater matrix for the cab?? Again, has it been bled? Has the mechanic considered that the cab heating matrix may be getting hot, but the heat selector may be defective? Hit and miss mechanics will cost you lots of money. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 20/01/2016 18:26:19 | ID: 126450
my vauxhall vectra 1.8 auto LS 1997 , have had the engine management light on for two years now, but now has started to stall if brake pedal is depressed. i can run car for a hour stop car leave idling get back in soon as brake is depressed car will stop. any ideas please.
Sorry, Terence, but more fool you... the engine management light to many people may be a con, but it is the vehicle's way of saying something is not right.. and needs to be sorted or further damage will be caused.. you are lucky that you have lasted two years... but you need to get a proper computer diagnosis rather rapid or potentially face a new engine, and on a car that old.. it would be scrappable, fella. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 19/01/2016 19:57:56 | ID: 126399
hi i am looking for the ecu location of this vehicle many thanks chris
Submitted: 19/01/2016 17:28:36 | ID: 126390
My car has started giving out smoke from the exust wasn't like it when I bought it, Wat could be the problem?
Frank, check what colour the smoke is it will be white, may have a tint of blue or may be black.. then type in google search.. e.g. blue smoke from exhaust.. you'll get a load of info. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 19/01/2016 05:51:17 | ID: 126363
Hi I have a blowing/sucking sound coming from the passenger side somewhere near the front wheel it only happens when the car is moving so i don't think is a exhaust problem I can lift the clutch and still hear it could anyone shed any light on this thanks
Submitted: 18/01/2016 22:33:07 | ID: 126359
got new altenator and belt fitted 2 weeks ago car was running okay then put radio code in now when I start ca r after a min starts to lose power and cut out I was told battery is okay. any idea whats wrong ....
Margaret, after your car loses power and then cuts out... can it be restarted with no further action by you? ( even if it is a few hours later or the next day) Or do you have to recharge the battery, use jump leads or do something else before it will start? If you can restart it, it will not the the battery or the alternator. If there's juice in the battery AFTER it cuts out, then the alternator appears to be charging it sufficiently and IT will be working... then, you can look elsewhere for the problem. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 15/01/2016 15:59:22 | ID: 126178
Could you tell me what type of bulbs are brhind my speedo rev counter and so on (dash board display bulbs) i have looke at manual also internet but having a hard job findind out thanks.... Reg
They should be R509T bulbs but there are different ratings available depending on how bright they are.. the only way is to get one out and pattern it up and take wattage readings.. it would not be in owners manual because it involves taking instrument cluster out.. Vauxhall will want you at their garage to skin you.. er... have it done by their techs. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 15/01/2016 12:24:11 | ID: 126171
My 58 plate vectra starts and runs well but the service light comes on and power drops then after a short time the engine cuts out but restarts with a turn of the key
David, get it diagnosed via the OBD connector, there are many reasons your car could be doing this and any faults developed would be stored in the car's ECU and can be retrieved by diagnostic. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 14/01/2016 14:17:37 | ID: 126123
My nearside indercator stays on with side lights and headlights on but it goes off when lights are off indercators still work
Sounds like a wiring fault or earthing fault. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 11/01/2016 20:17:55 | ID: 125944
I hv an Opel 1.6 petrol engine had a breakdown last night called recovery who then diagnosed that the problem to the car was carburettor malfunction and now my question is hw to go about resolving the issue.
If it is a carburettor malfunction, remove it and have it overhauled... or get a new one.. get one from a breakers and 9/10 you'll have to have it overhauled anyway as most of the time they are on the shelf for a while and fuel evaporates leaving the inside of the carb clogged with varnish. You could try fleabay .... for upwards of £35 depending on type of carb.. but at least your protected by buyers warranty R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 26/12/2015 05:46:00 | ID: 125137
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