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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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Aaron, Lancashire

Vauxhall Vectra

My 2003 Vectra sri 2.2 petrol was runnng fine, all of a sudden started to use lots of oil. On the motorway the other day the engine management light came on and started to flash. There was lots of smoke when I deaccelerated dmg was taking over and very very sluggish, if I remove my foot on the accelerator it will just cut out. It starts now but just still with lots of smoke. Please does anybody know what the problem is and help me? Thanks

Submitted: 23/03/2015 18:09:30 | ID: 113708

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Ishmail, Buckinghamshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I have a vectra 08 plate. Recently my fan belt split. As soon as it did the brakes stopped working and the peddle was really hard to push down. I got the fan belt n brake pad n discs replaced, but still have the same problem with the brakes. I drove the car for a while and fan belt started making a noise agai. I think the fan belt was not tightened properly and for this reason the abs brakes are not working. Also there is a light on in the dashboard which wasnt there b4. ( car sign with spanner in the middle. I just want confirmation whether i am right. Also b4 I left the garage, the mechanic said my brake pump is not working, the air is not passing thru for the brakes to work. Is this true or is the fan belt the cause of the problem? I wud appreciate 4 some advice. Thanks

Submitted: 21/03/2015 19:59:19 | ID: 113634

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Garrett Byrne, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I recently changes the battery on my car without any major issues and the car now runs fine. The issue is that now both the rear passenger doors refuse to open from the inside or the outside. Both front doors and the boot open fine. This only occurred after I changed the battery. Also, I am trying to change the driver side indicator light on the car and cannot reach the bulb holder to undo it and change the bulb. I have read on other forums that the only way to do it is to remove the front bumper and washer bottle. Seems extreme or at least a major design flaw. Advice on both would be appreciated. Garrett

Submitted: 18/03/2015 13:19:13 | ID: 113486

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Stephen perring, West Glamorgan

Vauxhall Vectra

I am having trouble starting my Vectra Sri in the mornings, it has only happened the last week or so? Can someone please help?

Submitted: 15/03/2015 22:38:38 | ID: 113376

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richard, Derbyshire

Vauxhall Vectra

i have a vectra 2003 model.i noticed bit of the bumper hanging down. i have looked on the net at bumper and it looks like it clips onto the car so I'm not sure if there has been some clips that have fallen out as it bends back up.does anybody know what clips i may need or what to do the fix it as it scrapes when going over speed bumps

Submitted: 14/03/2015 20:43:21 | ID: 113333

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John, Kent

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi all, just wanted to find out when to have the Cam belt etc changed on my Vectra C diesel, it has done 56500 miles? Any advice welcome.

Submitted: 13/03/2015 01:27:41 | ID: 113241

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mark haydon, East Lothian

Vauxhall Vectra

does my car have an oil pressure switch as need to replace sump and gives two varients engine code is x18e1 if this helps

Submitted: 09/03/2015 20:32:10 | ID: 113065

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Tony Cooke , West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

I`ve just replaced the front N/S bearing and hub kit on my Vectra C with IDS and noticed the lead for the speed sensor was a bit tough when I connected it up. My question is when buying the bearing and hub kit is there a left and right for the position of the ABS speed sensor?

Submitted: 08/03/2015 17:01:03 | ID: 112979

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ken, Flintshire

Vauxhall Vectra

Hi, I have fitted a new thermostat unit to the car . How do I clear an airlock?

Submitted: 08/03/2015 10:52:27 | ID: 112955

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Tony Cooke , West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Vectra

My ABS/ESP light came on. I had the diagnostic machine put on and the outcome was the N/S front sensor showing excessive voltage. I bought the complete hub and bearing kit and had it fitted, however after a testdrive the ABS/ESP light is still on. My question is do I need to get the diagnostics back to cancel the fault 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?

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Clean out scuttle drain on bulkhead just in front of pollen filter, as this gets blocked with dirt & rain water, overflows in through pollen filter and will also cause your heater resister to blow drew welsh from North Yorkshire

clean out scuttle drain on bulkhead just in front of pollen filter,as this gets blocked with dirt & rain water over flows in thru pollen filter & will aslo cause your heater resister to blow drew welsh from North Yorkshire

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.

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passenger side boot compartment Alastair from Greater Manchester

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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