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Asha, Middlesex

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have dropped my card in the gap by the air vent and windscreen. Any idea on how I can retrieve it please?

Submitted: 18/12/2014 19:23:36 | ID: 108110

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Darren, East Sussex

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have ordered a replacement info clock display for our 2000 mk1 Vauxhall Zafira and am trying to find instructions about what has to be removed to do the swop. Any tips much appreciated, thanks all.

Submitted: 16/12/2014 17:26:49 | ID: 108006

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Kelly, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I've only noticed today that my car is making a Sound like metal hitting metal when I'm driving fast or if I turn left, it was ok when I was doing 60 on a motorway but someone flashed me on the motorway and didn't think about it till I got home , that if the other car was flashing me because try could see there was something wrong ,I use my car everyday for my job and just wanted to know if anyone has any ideas what it could be , or if my car is safe to drive ?

Submitted: 11/12/2014 23:21:12 | ID: 107750

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f, East Lothian

Vauxhall Zafira

How do I get the window washer / water tank out?

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You have to take the wheel off and remove the inner plastic housing to get to it D Ness from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 08/12/2014 21:11:40 | ID: 107576

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Haris Malik, Cardiff

Vauxhall Zafira

I bought this car some 4 months ago which is a very good condition as compared to its age, but... few weeks after that I noticed it burning a lot of oil. Initially their was a leakage from the engine joint which I got fixed but still it burns a lot of oil and after approx. 500 miles if will turn the engine oil light. Right now I got a different issue. This morning it was iced and after warming it up for 5 mins. or so I drove it off. But after a drive of 5-10 mins. I noticed that driving uphill in lower gears (1st & 2nd) it seemed to lost all the pick up and it'd hardly dragged itself. I'll check it again while driving back home tonight after work so not sure how it will be then. Any idea?

Submitted: 08/12/2014 11:08:35 | ID: 107552

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jogn Kearsey, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

ive got a Vauxhall zafira 1.8 16v 2003 and I was wandering if a catalytic converter off a 2001 model will fit mine ? please

Submitted: 04/12/2014 19:32:23 | ID: 107390

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Rafael Lopes, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

hi my zafira 2008 cdti has bin done twing belt kit,head gascket water pump and valve,after two days start lose power ......more and more.....know the enginie turning but its not blowing anything from the exhaust.....please i need help ....thanks

Submitted: 04/12/2014 17:17:07 | ID: 107381

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geoff, Bristol

Vauxhall Zafira

where is the location of the thermastat on my 1.9 deisel how long to replace and any speacial tools needed thank you

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need to replace thermastat on my zafira 1.9 diesel 2006 location off thermastst geoff from Bristol

Submitted: 27/11/2014 13:27:30 | ID: 106980

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cheryl, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Zafira

hi, ive brought a Vauxhall zafira 1.9 cdti energy 3 weeks ago. ive done nearly 500 miles in it since ive had it, no problems always started first time and driven like a dream. pick up is fantastic on it. gone to do the school run this morning and blimin thing wouldn't start. all lights except engine light are going out, turn key and the engine is clicking, the lights on the dash flash. its still telling me what day of the week it is and the temp and the cd player, windows and central locking it still working. we don't know if anti freeze has been put in. does anyone think its because it was -c degrees last night and killed the battery. really hoping its nothing that's going to cost a fortune as spent 3k on this car! thanks

Submitted: 25/11/2014 12:49:37 | ID: 106854

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brian powell, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

hi,i have a 53 reg zafira elegance dti,starts fine but does not accelerate,appears to run in limp mode any ideas as to why.thanks

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I've got a 54 vauxhall Zafria design model. My engine light stays on with loss of power. I've cleaned the erg valve and put a semi blanking plate on and it still has loss of power. What else should I check to ensure I get rid of this problem. Thanks Al Alan from West Midlands

Submitted: 24/11/2014 09:16:19 | ID: 106763

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Pepito Dela Cruz, Tyne and Wear

Vauxhall Zafira

starts fine but the problem when car reaches normal temperature the fuel gauge dropped down to 0 level then the engine will stop then wont start for about 5=10 minutes, i had it checked mechanic replaced cranker sensor, the next day it happens again, it stopped in the middle of the road i called recovery and diagnostic test result shows code u2105. can someone give me advice if there is any solution to this problem and the cost please?

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hi just had same problem with my astra turned out to be the ecu shutting down when engine warm how i diagnosed problem with out spending loads was under bonnet there is a relay box with 2 purple relays side by side pull the 1 with no fuse out with its housing just a little clip at back of housing then lift turn to see wires there is a brown wire with a thin green line running through it pu a wire to that and then to a earth then run engine to temp ie fan kicks in if you get to fan kicking in its the fuel side of ecu braking down when warm( ebay ecu kit ) make sure you get the right numbers on ecu other wise you will end up with other problems 30 mins tops to replace dave from East Riding of Yorkshire

Hi, I just had the same problem with my Astra, turned out to be the ecu shutting down when the engine`s warm. How I diagnosed the problem without spending loads was, under the bonnet there is a relay box with 2 purple relays side by side. Pull the 1 with no fuse out with its housing, just a little clip at back of the housing, then lift and turn to see wires. There is a brown wire with a thin green line running through it. Put a wire to that and then to an earth, then run the engine to temp ie fan kicks in. If you get the fan kicking in it`s the fuel side of ecu breaking down when warm (ebay ecu kit). Make sure you get the right numbers on the ecu, otherwise you will end up with other problems. 30 mins tops to replace dave from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 23/11/2014 08:12:24 | ID: 106685

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Mike, Merseyside

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi i need a new drivers side rear light for my Vauxhall Zafira Design Nav 1.8i 2012 estate will a light from a 2005-2008 zafira B model fit it? Regards Mike

Submitted: 22/11/2014 18:28:17 | ID: 106674

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Jim, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have a 06opel zafira that's burning a lot of oil and a couple of days ago I was driving 140km and heard a bang from exhaust the engine light started blinking then started losein power and started jerkin and the car went off when I came to a stop when I started back up and drove abit more smoke came out of the exhaust any idea anyone

Submitted: 21/11/2014 19:39:27 | ID: 106629

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goedon, Highland

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi i have prob i have a battery drain i no wats coursing it ist my steering column module wich i have found one on ebay .and the were can i get a infotainment system and were is it located thx

Submitted: 21/11/2014 00:08:24 | ID: 106572

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Ivor Powell, Greater London

Vauxhall Zafira

How do you remove rear brake caliper to fit new brake pads? I have removed lower bolt, As this is the only bolt does the caliper need to be lifted to get old pads out.

Submitted: 16/11/2014 18:31:45 | ID: 106285

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nick, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My Zafira 2.0 dti Sri starts when it wants. I can go out and start it. Drive it for days sometimes and when I stop and come to start it again it is as though diesel is not getting through. It seems to me like something electrical is just not telling it to fire as if I go back to it after a couple hours it starts. Not all the time mind sometimes it takes a few days before it decides to go again but it only lasts so long. I had it hooked up to jumpers and turned it over time and time again and nothing. I left it and the day after went to it and it fired up immediately. Any ideas plz. Like I say it does seem to be electrical

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hi. this I believe to the the ABS testing itself. it will do this at about 13mph. It only does it ater first starting the car and driving. Once it has done this it will not do the same thing until the car has been switched off and driven again. This is what I found online when I was worried about the same noise. nick from Essex

hi. this I believe to the the ABS testing itself. it will do this at about 13mph. It only does it ater first starting the car and driving. Once it has done this it will not do the same thing until the car has been switched off and driven again. This is what I found online when I was worried about the same noise. nick from Essex

hi. this I believe to the the ABS testing itself. it will do this at about 13mph. It only does it ater first starting the car and driving. Once it has done this it will not do the same thing until the car has been switched off and driven again. This is what I found online when I was worried about the same noise. nick from Essex

Submitted: 16/11/2014 14:23:01 | ID: 106276

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Alan Frew, Moray

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, when I accelerate for the first time after starting the engine I get a low thud, a clunk from under the driver`s feet area. This only happens once after starting on first acceleration? Any ideas? I`ve just bought the car 09 Sri.

Submitted: 13/11/2014 21:41:38 | ID: 106181

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Nads, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, could you tell me why my car smokes and smells when it gets warm? Then this stops when I switch off.

Submitted: 13/11/2014 11:15:21 | ID: 106149

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barry caldwell, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I went to my Zafira this morning, it unlocks with the key remote and when I turn the key all the lights come on but nothing happens at all. I`ve tried both my keys and they are the same. Any ideas?

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it could be your car battery is flat or the ,battery in your key fob garry from Redcar and Cleveland

Submitted: 09/11/2014 10:10:52 | ID: 105918

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sonz, County Londonderry

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I have a 2011 Vauxhall Zafira. The gear box has been replaced in the last 3 weeks but I still find a whirling noise especially in 3rd and 4th gear. What could it be? The garage man says it is coming from the air conditioning pump and is normal, but im not convinced, as the noises are not present in any other gear. Can anyone help??

Submitted: 07/11/2014 23:29:05 | ID: 105870

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Michael smith, Caerphilly

Vauxhall Zafira

I bought my zafira yesterday off a friend of mine when I jump into the car first thing in the morning its brilliant and runs like a dream untill it warms up then my service light comes on and it starts to run like a dog seems like I havent got my foot in the throttle but I have, I tryed to clear it off but nothing happening someone help

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Sounds like the coil to me. Trevor from France

Submitted: 07/11/2014 19:34:59 | ID: 105858

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Mojeed, Nigeria

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello, pls my zafira is showing a box with star inside and not start? Pls what can i do?

Submitted: 06/11/2014 16:39:15 | ID: 105780

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Mojeed, Nigeria

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello, pls my zafira is showing a box with star inside and not start? Pls what can i do?

Submitted: 06/11/2014 16:38:12 | ID: 105779

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Paul, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

My 2008 zafira keeps pinking when warmed up as anyone got any I deer how to fix it it's it's doing my head in now

Submitted: 06/11/2014 15:22:42 | ID: 105774

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James Mitchell, North Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Does anyone know how to remove the blower motor on a Zafira B (06)? Is there a fixing screw at the back of the fan housing?

Submitted: 05/11/2014 17:06:05 | ID: 105718

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John, West Midlands

Vauxhall Zafira

MY 2013 VAUXHALL ZAFIRA FRONT SCREEN KEEPS MISTING UP I HAVE THE BLOWER ON FULL AND IT IS STILL HARD TO CLEAR

Submitted: 04/11/2014 11:31:43 | ID: 105647

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Dominique, Leicestershire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi I recently had my whole exhaust replaced and since then it has produced a pale white smoke, the engine light then came on. Took it back to the garage and they did some computer tests and they said all ok, re-set the light. Since then it hasn't come back on but the smoke has almost gone and there is some water coming out now and a smell, it smells almost like over worked brakes that have seized and something that's burnt. Can anyone advise as to what the problem may be. Thanks

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Forgot to mention the temperature gauge is now going up Dominique from Leicestershire

Submitted: 02/11/2014 15:13:10 | ID: 105505

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Lynne, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Can you please tell me how to change the clock on my car? The instruction book I have does not have the same buttons or the same layout as is in the book. Thanks Lynne

Submitted: 26/10/2014 22:16:51 | ID: 105164

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trevor, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira

My Zafira 2.0 dti is losing coolant out of the header tank, car heater gauge is normal?

Submitted: 26/10/2014 18:04:21 | ID: 105152

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r . james, Kent

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I've just bought a vauxhall zafira design 2005. The stereo display all lights up and it also shows that the cd is playing but there's no sound coming through the speakers.can anyone help please

Submitted: 24/10/2014 18:56:21 | ID: 105070

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LEE SHERBURN, Bath and North East Somerset

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a boot socket accessory wires hidden behind the right panel but no socket present. I also have a hole for a socket behind the centre console but on inspection of the inside behind the hole there are no socket accessory wires there to connect to. How much would it cost to get a mechanic to rig up a spur off the rear socket and feed it through to the centre console so I can have two working accessory sockets. Thanks

Submitted: 24/10/2014 11:04:13 | ID: 105050

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faye, Northamptonshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My heating is only blowing out on 4, we have changed the resistor pack and fuses, worked for a short while on 3 but not the force I think it shoud be, more like what it should be on 1 or 2. Also I`m sure the heating is only blowing outwards not towards the windscreen nor feet, I can feel a slight blow for the windscreen on 4 but it`s not a full force like it is in my face! Any advice muchly appreciated :-)

Submitted: 23/10/2014 12:38:30 | ID: 105013

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Paul, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

I have been told I have an oil leak in my car after service yesterday and was told it may need to have the gearbox removed to get at some part at the back of the engine to rectify. I placed cardboard under the car overnight but no evidence on there. My question is what is the problem here and if no evidence of an oil leak is it all gone and what would happen then? (04 Zafira 1.6 zxe engine)

Submitted: 22/10/2014 10:42:39 | ID: 104978

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Gareth, Lincolnshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafira 04, When it's running I'm getting a vibrating noise, soon as I put my foot down onto the clutch, the noise stops. Please can anyone advice me. Many thanks.

Submitted: 15/10/2014 19:07:50 | ID: 104657

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Liz, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

the engine electronic indicator light is on while the engine is running. I have tried turning the ignition off and restarting but no change. the engine sounds ok and no major loss if fuel. What could be the problem?

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i have had the same fault the engine management light was coming on it could be anything but it is possible its the EGR valve [exhaust gas recirculation valve]. u need to get a hand held fault reader. cheers Tom tom from Stockton-on-Tees

Submitted: 15/10/2014 13:32:06 | ID: 104642

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Liz, Ireland

Vauxhall Zafira

my zafira is showing the engine electronic indicator light while the motor is running although the car appears to be running ok. Any ideas as to what may be the problem?

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i have had the same fault the engine management light was coming on it could be anything but it is possible its the EGR valve [exhaust gas recirculation valve]. u need to get a hand held fault reader. cheers Tom tom from Stockton-on-Tees

i have had the same fault the engine management light was coming on it could be anything but it is possible its the EGR valve [exhaust gas recirculation valve]. u need to get a hand held fault reader. cheers Tom tom from Stockton-on-Tees

Submitted: 15/10/2014 13:24:29 | ID: 104640

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norman suleman, City Of Leicester

Vauxhall Zafira

my radio will not accept the code , i put another radio in turned it up to loud and i think it blew some now no radio will work in the car. it blew the sidelight bulbs which are now ok once i replaced the bulbs. would be nice to have my radio working.

Submitted: 14/10/2014 17:38:46 | ID: 104611

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neil bramley, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

hi i have a 2007 zafira 1.8 easytronic gearbox .when engine is running you select a gear it goes into a1 but then an f appears and the car wont move , has anyone got any idea what this could be, many thanks .

Submitted: 14/10/2014 11:19:40 | ID: 104591

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robert, Nottinghamshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Over the.last couple of days my zafira when starting it up won't hold its revs when starting it, and as soon as start engine optimization it will cut out. It can do it for up to 10 minutes after starting unless don't change down from 2nd to 1st gear, and ghost old clutch r u get at biting point. I ha e Spoken to a few people and they have suggested it could be the throttle body needs cleaning, and it was could also be that the accessory belt need changing. I have had the car for 2 years, and it has done a n out 147k miles Any help at all would be greatful

Submitted: 12/10/2014 07:01:20 | ID: 104479

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samuel ferguson to , County Down

Vauxhall Zafira

My car is a 2008 vauxhall zafira breeze does it have a belt or

Submitted: 11/10/2014 15:00:54 | ID: 104446

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