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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
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
My car is letting in water passenger front and rear foot wells
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
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
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
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
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
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
Submitted: 22/10/2016 15:46:46 | ID: 136150
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
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
hi all the sudden my car alarm is starting siren, sensor and horn both of them together starting siren, please can help me?
Submitted: 28/09/2016 00:24:47 | ID: 135527
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
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
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
Can I take out my cooling fan without removing the front bumper
Submitted: 30/07/2016 08:49:03 | ID: 133954
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
Got Vauxhall vectra 3.0 ,2006 the car get hot boiling water , it's not leaking water either .got to top up water every 2 days some times 1 day ,heating stopped working but it work cold .changed water pump thermostat still same ?help please thanks
Your thermostat is stuck , needs changing. costs about £60 its a completely sealed unit. had the same with mine when we had the MOT and found it effected the emittion levels as well, as its not telling the ECU the correct temperature. jan jenkins from Cardiff
Submitted: 11/07/2016 18:08:11 | ID: 133442
Hi i have just started getting issues with my vectra, when cold car drives fine, when upto temp it will just cut out ( i get the battery , abs and triangle with a spanner though it on dash) car will roll to a halt and not restart, if i leave it to cool for 5 minutes it will drive another couple of miles then do it again.I have checked and have no loss of coolant and oil levels are fine. could this be related to a sensor? Have changed thermostat so far as temp wasnt reading on gauge. any help please
Submitted: 04/07/2016 18:18:49 | ID: 133246
hi wonder if someone could help got a vauxhall vectra estate 1.9cdti went to drive it and seems like my power steering is not working no warning lights on dash to say it's faulty car starts perfect but can't turn steering without force any help would be grateful
Submitted: 24/06/2016 17:18:32 | ID: 132958
Hi I have a vauxall/opal vectra 2004 C the car starts fine and drives fine until it gets to temperature after about 10-10-20 miles it starts being sluggish in gears revs are on buts car tends to go hhigh in revs and no power then after a while gets worse and drops into idle mode
Submitted: 13/06/2016 11:29:10 | ID: 132609
Submitted: 05/06/2016 00:25:56 | ID: 132367
HI can anyone help my vectra engine man light came on took it to a garage near me done diagnostic faults were all 7 rear low voltage, changed brake switch to no avail, took it to a vauxhall garage for 2 days they said they cant find anything wrong but needed more time, tried to charge me £500 i told them were to go .took it to another garage , now the padlock symbol is on on the dash and it will not start ,i was told the fuse board in the rear of the car was thhe bcm, sent it off to be tested and its fine, but the bcm is the fuse board in the left of the dash if im not mistaken. any ideas please or it goes to scrap as nobody can help. boo hoo.....
Submitted: 31/05/2016 23:43:05 | ID: 132200
Have a problem with my 2008 Opel vectra 1.6 petrol,coolant light is on constantly,just this morning i put water Into the coolant container,and saw it empty straight away,checked under car,to see if there was a leak,but saw no Sign of water,afraid to drive car,as last time i went on a short spin i could smell burning.any ideas what this might be?
If your using that vast amount of water, top the bottle up until you can see it in the bottle then,get your head gasket checked, the water is going somewhere jan jenkins from Cardiff
Submitted: 17/05/2016 12:29:02 | ID: 131616
Hi can any one help I have just replaced my side light bulbs with blue LED`S now I keep getting a warning on my radio display Parking Light all bulbs are working any idea`s please
I presume that your car is Vectra c if so if your led bulbs weren't canbus compatible then due to leds requiring a lot less current than a standard bulb the bulb monitoring circuit believes that the bulb is open circuit I.e blown hence the warning on the dash. Hope that helps adie from Berkshire
Submitted: 15/05/2016 19:42:27 | ID: 131568
I have a 1800 vectra club and on the dash light it shows a bulb shape with a caution symbol in the center ?i have no idea and i have been round all interior and exterior lights please help
You have a light bulb fail, but you will have to check all of them to find out which bulb has failed, usually the brake light. use a friend to check lights with you cannot be done solo. don't forget reverse light or fog lights. took me ages to find mine as it was a rear fog light. jan jenkins from Cardiff
Submitted: 11/05/2016 17:10:06 | ID: 131419
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?
apparently its caused by a dry solder connection on the instrument panel. if you are getting rid of the car anyway , leave it. jan jenkins from Cardiff
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
not the gearbox. its the clutch needs changing. jan jenkins from Cardiff
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
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