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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
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
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.
Rear wheel bearings , or rear drop links, need changing. jan jenkins from Cardiff
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
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