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walter lee, Hampshire

Vauxhall Vectra

slow rpm response when changing gears i have a 2.2 vectra direct 2006 when driving along changing gears u got to wait for refs to drop before releasing clutch.

Submitted: 27/06/2015 10:21:27 | ID: 117764

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b marshall, Spain

Vauxhall Vectra

cruse control not working.checked some fuses in engine comp.but dont know iff i checked the correct area hayns book not specific enough.on long hauls need to take foot off exl

Submitted: 14/06/2015 08:49:54 | ID: 117172

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Ashley Tinworth , Devon

Vauxhall Vectra

How much fuel does it cost to fill a 1.8 petrol vaxhaul vectra up

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depends on where you fuel, if you use a cheapo station in kent around £45 from empty in London around £55 and on the motorway don't even ask :P take the size of the tank in liters and price of fuel from where you are in liters and multiply size of tank by price of fuel joe from Kent

Submitted: 13/06/2015 19:31:50 | ID: 117163

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Kevharrison, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

What is the procedure for removing the front bumper to gain access to the air con condenser.thank you

Submitted: 12/06/2015 07:30:26 | ID: 117104

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Maxine, New Zealand

Vauxhall Vectra

Turned off engine and it dumped all its water checked the pipes they are all good, refilled water no leaks, turned on engine, was wondering if water pump may have been leaking, seal broke ..but could see the water moving with cap off, so far no leaks but it looked like the water may have leaked from around the water pump location also the puddle was directly under that area. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 08/06/2015 06:56:01 | ID: 116944

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Alex b, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi having a water problem with my vectra b 2.5 v6 Gsi there is a slight leak from the back on the engine coming from a curved hose I believe. It started off as a small problem but recently drove the car 5 miles to a friends house after filling up the water to find the coolant light come on the dash and after inspection found the tank empty also when I got out the car and looked under I could see the water driping down as soon as I refilled it any suggestions on what this hose is. Many thanks

Submitted: 07/06/2015 13:44:16 | ID: 116913

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Atif, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

i have a auto vauxhall vectra 1.9 cdti sri 150bhp 56 when i put my foot down sometimes it over revs and gives a jerk and gets back to normal and when i am at traffic lights in d (drive) the car vibrates really bad the same happens in r sometime it cuts out so when i am approaching a traffic light i just put it in to n just to avoid it from cutting out why does it do the over revving thing and cuts out and vibrate

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had same problem on my vec c 2.2 on a 52 plate. was the egr valve, dunno if the cdti has an egr. if it does cheapest fix is to remove it, and bolt on a blanking plate (£3 from ebay for genuine Vauxhall one) and leave the egr connected to the wiring harness so you don't get fault codes :) or you could get a new egr valve for big bucks, but I find removing it improves performance even if theres nothing wrong with it (it recycles hot used air back into the engine, bad idea in any book) joe from Kent

had same problem on my vec c 2.2 on a 52 plate. was the egr valve, dunno if the cdti has an egr. if it does cheapest fix is to remove it, and bolt on a blanking plate (£3 from ebay for genuine Vauxhall one) and leave the egr connected to the wiring harness so you don't get fault codes :) or you could get a new egr valve for big bucks, but I find removing it improves performance even if theres nothing wrong with it (it recycles hot used air back into the engine, bad idea in any book) joe from Kent

Submitted: 07/06/2015 04:07:44 | ID: 116897

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Rej, Cheshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I have a Vauxhall vectra 2005 1.9cdti. Whenever its cold, the dash stops working. No lights, temp, revometer, speedometer, petrol, all dash lights apart from engine management. I've tried all that you guys have suggested and it does not seem to work, only if the sun has been shining on my bonet then everything works fine until it goes cold again. It maybe when the computer is cold it does not work but, sometime I've driven for hours with engine warm and it dosen't come back on. It only comes back on when the sun shines straight onto the bonet, everything then works fine. Any ideas guys? Thanks Rej

Submitted: 05/06/2015 11:03:52 | ID: 116822

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wayne, Merseyside

Vauxhall Vectra

Gearbox slow changing up when towing. After starting off on very steep hill never changed up for few minutes went up to 4000 revs any ideas

Submitted: 03/06/2015 22:16:22 | ID: 116780

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alan, Surrey

Vauxhall Vectra

When turning right sequeking from front

Submitted: 03/06/2015 16:14:25 | ID: 116766

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Darren morgan , Swansea

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi I have a 56 plate vectra elite 2.8 v6 turbo and it's 300 bhp. Recently I had to keep topping up the water every day sometimes twice a day. The water is pumping out from the overflow pipe when i havr stopped the car and probably coming out when im driving it. There is no water in the oil. The oil is black. The car still has the power I have also used steal seal incase it is a head gasket. But the steal seal came out from the overflow pipe. But when I'm on stop I can hear it bubbling u der the bonnet. But when u leave the car run without the cap on it does not bubble or overflow. The temp goes up to 95 just above half way but when I put the heaters on it goes back down. The heaters are blowing hot to as normal. Any idea why it's loosing water?? Thank you

Submitted: 02/06/2015 20:58:44 | ID: 116740

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simon, Northumberland

Vauxhall Vectra

alarm keeps going off shortly after locking car with the key fob

Submitted: 25/05/2015 08:04:02 | ID: 116425

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David, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I have had a noise coming from the rear of my Vectra for a few weeks now, it was slightly noticeable at first but has got noisier as time has gone on. As I said its coming from the rear and gets higher in pitch the faster I go, it doesn't sound like a wheel bearing noise its a straight constant noise not a weary noise if that makes any sense, Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted: 24/05/2015 09:03:31 | ID: 116398

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Jim Venton, Devon

Vauxhall Vectra

Multi switch in driver`s door is malfunctioning, does anyone know the part number and is it a SW or RG?

Submitted: 18/05/2015 18:43:47 | ID: 116193

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john hughes, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

2007 2.2 Vectra automatic. After driving about two hours the auto changing gears appear to go down to first on stopping but will not change up again unless manually done. This only happens when towing a caravan and only occasionally. Is there a problem with the gearbox and if so will it be covered by warranty?

Submitted: 17/05/2015 16:26:13 | ID: 116156

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Steve Beacham, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Vectra

When exiting my vehicle, if i leave the lights on or keys in the ignition there is no beep heard any more?

Submitted: 16/05/2015 09:55:04 | ID: 116092

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Darren Bennett, Norfolk

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I have a Vectra 1.8 exclusiv 5dr. Can anyone tell me if the needle on the temperature is meant to be on the halfway mark or just over the halfway mark when the car warms up? If anyone can give me some advice I will be grateful.

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That's the normal area. In the middle Darren. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 12/05/2015 11:57:15 | ID: 115938

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tony, Staffordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, my Vauxhall Vectra 04 plate`s rear brake lights have stopped working. A symbol came up on my dash saying check your brake switch so I bought a new switch for the back of the brake pedal but it still doesn`t work. Can anybody help please?

Submitted: 09/05/2015 22:29:21 | ID: 115815

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Tony, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My car appears to run perfectly o.k. but the engine warning light remains on and there are no obvious reasons for this. The car has been run now for some months with this light on. Can you please advise me as to what could be causing this problem and is it likely to become critical if the car continues to be used?

Submitted: 09/05/2015 12:41:56 | ID: 115791

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martynas, Armagh

Vauxhall Vectra

hi I have problem with auto gearbox. rear gear is faulty and the rest working 100 %. how can I fix it?

Submitted: 08/05/2015 16:22:57 | ID: 115760

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lever, Bedfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

The blower fan will not turn off even when the ignition is turned off?

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My 2005 Vectra`s blower motor will not turn off even with the ignition switched off? lever from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 07/05/2015 12:03:32 | ID: 115662

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Neil dunphy, Essex

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, how do I check the auto trans fluid level on my 6 speed auto box? There is no dipstick. There are 3 plugs all together on the nearside of the gearbox? thanks, Neil Dunphy

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for mine the dipstick is under the top plug joe from Kent

Submitted: 04/05/2015 17:30:08 | ID: 115564

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b goodman, Cornwall

Vauxhall Vectra

multi function information display stays on when car switch off and locked any answers please and radio will not work

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I have found the answer-- a fuse had blown that covers the radio & information panel No 19 in the handbook 10A-SEEMS TO WORK b goodman from Cornwall

Submitted: 02/05/2015 22:24:20 | ID: 115505

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dan, Caerphilly

Vauxhall Vectra

why is my vauxhall vectra 2004 16v dti diesel getting no fuel to the fuel filter many thanks can you help?

Submitted: 25/04/2015 12:58:04 | ID: 115227

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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.

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Abs plug on most Vectras is under the front ashtray on your console james girvan from Renfrewshire

Abs plug on most Vectras is under the front ashtray on your console james girvan from Renfrewshire

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

Yes had this problem myself Vectra c 2.2 "52" plate if you pop the bonnet an look over to the top off the ABS unit there is a BLACK plug on top off it, if you look at the front off the plug there is like a wee pulling handle for two fingers, pull that an it should come apart, once part put it back again an make sure it's down properly, the only way I'm saying that is to when you are driving along the road there is plenty off bumps an pot holes, so when you go over how many bumps it must slacken an undo a bit, thus getting all this funny lights on your dash ABS TRACTION CONTROL ETC ETC, well it's part off the abs unit thus making the car really really undriveable, I hope this makes sence an sorts a lot off problems out for other people that has a car like this. Scott Laing from Aberdeenshire

Yes had this problem myself Vectra c 2.2 "52" plate if you pop the bonnet an look over to the top off the ABS unit there is a BLACK plug on top off it, if you look at the front off the plug there is like a wee pulling handle for two fingers, pull that an it should come apart, once part put it back again an make sure it's down properly, the only way I'm saying that is to when you are driving along the road there is plenty off bumps an pot holes, so when you go over how many bumps it must slacken an undo a bit, thus getting all this funny lights on your dash ABS TRACTION CONTROL ETC ETC, well it's part off the abs unit thus making the car really really undriveable, I hope this makes sence an sorts a lot off problems out for other people that has a car like this. Scott Laing from Aberdeenshire

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

took mine out coz I couldn't stop it :P joe from Kent

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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