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rob anglim, Cheshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi . I have a y reg zafira .came out on thursday .my outside lights were on .all of them but they were turned of .got it going then when we stopped at school .we couldnt get it going again.got it jump started got it home. Soon as i turned it of the outside lights came on .all of them. Tried starting it wouldnt start again please if anyone can help it would be brilliant .thank you

Submitted: 24/01/2015 11:05:43 | ID: 110218

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deen, East Riding of Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi when car sat at 3000 revs i heard a rattling (vibrating) coming from carb area any ideas what this could be and how to repair thanks

Submitted: 20/01/2015 17:24:43 | ID: 109958

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Leo, Hertfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Three passenger doors have deadlocked. I took it to Vauxhall dealer - they originally replaced some defective wiring behind the driver`s door - short term it worked (£250 down). A few days later the same thing, this time they said a complete new alarm system was needed (another £320 down). A few days later the same thing!Two questions - any idea what the actual problem is? Secondly - what recourse to the Vauxhall dealer?thanks Leo

Submitted: 19/01/2015 09:59:44 | ID: 109837

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Karina, Norfolk

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I purchased a 53 reg Zafira and it started making a loud growling noise and judders as I accelerate quickly, other than that it seems fine. What could be the problem?

Submitted: 18/01/2015 18:49:24 | ID: 109802

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Paul Dunn, Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there, my Zafira won`t start in cold weather. Had 4 new glow plugs fitted but made no difference?

Submitted: 15/01/2015 19:00:35 | ID: 109617

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Gareth, Devon

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi, I have a Vauxhall Zafira 2.0 dti 2003 reg, when it`s ticking over the oil light flickers on. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 15/01/2015 18:03:18 | ID: 109612

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philip, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hello,help please,i have just done n,s,f drop link when i was re fitting it rather than using a bar as a pri i used a scissor jack to compress spring till it lined. Up to new drop link,now i have the problem of esp stability warning triangle on dash board? Odd one it was fine till i replaced it.or could it be that uther side needs doing.ie never only do one shocker.

Submitted: 13/01/2015 23:51:20 | ID: 109501

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sean, Hampshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My engine management lights came on last night. What`s wrong and how do I turn them off? The car runs fine still, nothing odd going on. What do I need to look at please? Kind regards

Submitted: 12/01/2015 10:17:17 | ID: 109401

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phil, Oxfordshire

Vauxhall Zafira

My car is starting to stall at junctions I have fitted new ignition coil and spark plugs it has nearly sorted out the chugging and kangaroo jumping but can't think why it still stalls

Submitted: 10/01/2015 23:17:17 | ID: 109331

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Terry, Surrey

Vauxhall Zafira

Temperature gauge not working, top hose is hot, bottom hose is cold, Already tried temp sensor and thermostat. checked fuses in main Fuse box. Is this an electrical fault or circulation?. Can anyone help please?

Submitted: 10/01/2015 16:47:04 | ID: 109294

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Mohammad, Warwickshire

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafira 2007 1.6 petrol and it needs an engine replacing. I was wondering if an engine from a Vauxhall Zafira 2003 1.6 petrol would fit in to my 2007 Zafira? Thank you

Submitted: 07/01/2015 11:02:28 | ID: 109083

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joanne mcarthur, South Lanarkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi there my indicator flash's very fast when i indicate right checked all bulbs and they are all working fine. Would be grateful if somebody could give me some advice Kind Regards Joanne

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The bulbs which are flashing fast need replacing. They may still work but this is a warning that they don`t have long left. stevie from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 06/01/2015 08:08:56 | ID: 109009

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Roger, Berkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

When I unlock my Zafira there is a buzzing sound from the engine compartment but I can't find where or what. Has anyone got any ideas, does it matter? Thanks

Submitted: 04/01/2015 12:17:01 | ID: 108872

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A Melling, Lancashire

Vauxhall Zafira

Hi everyone, I've got a Vauhaull Zafira club, 7 seater 2001 reg, automatic, petrol, 1.8l. I bought it second hand and have no end of little problems with it. I've spent hours reading through my Hayes Manual and even google to no avail. There is no warning light to show that the doors aren't shut properly, is there one? Where should it be? Could it be I need to replace a fuse? One of my doors doesn't work on the internal locking, could this be a solanoid or does it work on a different system?Sorry for all the questions.Andrea

Submitted: 03/01/2015 23:16:15 | ID: 108856

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Debbie lowry, County Antrim

Vauxhall Zafira

Back door lift side will not open all the remending doors lock and reopen

Submitted: 03/01/2015 14:34:19 | ID: 108822

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sam, West Sussex

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a vauxhall zafira 1.8 02 witch has been running fine no problems at all, I put in an amp for a subwoofer just the usual power wire from the + on the battery to the amp, a ground wire from the amp to the chassis and the rest of the wires went too the head unit (not a standard head unit) turned it on and all worked fine went to start the car to find that it would not start and both my front indicators now didn't work back ones were.fine though, took it too my local garage and the. We're baffled as too what was causing this the spark plugs are not sparking, the fule is not getting too the engine and the car is not responding to there diagnostics tests the only thing they can put it down two is the ECU witch they are telling me Is going to cost a lot if it is malfunctioning. So my question is has this happened to anyone else, can't I just get another ECU from the scrap yard and dose anyone have any alternative ideas as too what could be causing this?? I'd be grateful if anyone could shed some light on this for me Thanks very much

Submitted: 03/01/2015 01:23:23 | ID: 108789

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Susan, Northumberland

Vauxhall Zafira

My 56plate zafira has started beeping four or five times when I turn key in ignition,it happens especially when it's very cold.the speedo needle darts from 0 to20 and back to zero.ive changed the key and had battery checked.any ideas please.also abs light has come on a couple of times recently.

Submitted: 30/12/2014 13:58:57 | ID: 108632

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roy dean, Stoke-on-Trent

Vauxhall Zafira

Engine temperature normal heater cold clicklng noise by drivers footwell

Submitted: 30/12/2014 12:42:25 | ID: 108629

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paul cooper, West Yorkshire

Vauxhall Zafira

6 westcroft road hemsworth help my sons 2003 2ltr dti keeps self starting without keys in ignition any ideas gratefully recieved

Submitted: 29/12/2014 15:31:22 | ID: 108594

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angela, Darlington

Vauxhall Zafira

My car is a Zafirra 1.8 03 model .....its starting up fine but the acceleration has gone theirs nothing when you press the pedal. I

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My car did the same, the car`s engines have a safety setting that, if there is a problem with the engine which needs to be repaired, the car goes into recovery mode and it will only allow a maximum of around 20 mph. When mine did this it was one of the coil packs that needed to be replaced, but there are lots of different things that can cause this. If you don't have someone who knows about cars then take it to the garage that you normally take the car to, because if the car has gone into recovery mode it's done it for a reason. Hope this helps. Karen from Fife

Submitted: 27/12/2014 15:01:40 | ID: 108483

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Wayne Jarvis, Wrexham

Vauxhall Zafira

I trying to find where the starter motor is located on my car I'm having trouble with it starting it's making a clicking noise when turning it over

Submitted: 22/12/2014 15:44:17 | ID: 108272

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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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Liz, Essex

Vauxhall Zafira

My boot won't open on my 08 Zafira. Can't hear any unlocking sounds from the rear door though all the other doors open and lock properly. Somebody told me to locate a screw by the handle to lift the boot, but I can't find it anywhere. Asked at my local garage but they told me to bring it in but it will be expensive! Anyone had a similar problem or know how to fix this?

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Get into the back and you will see a grommet opposite where the handle is, remove it and there is a screwdriver slot, turn it and the boot should open. sean from Northamptonshire

if the boot doesn't open and the windscreen washer doesn't work its probably the number 7 fuse -- generally fixed for 25p Gavin from Leicestershire

if the boot doesn't open and the windscreen washer doesn't work its probably the number 7 fuse -- generally fixed for 25p Gavin from Leicestershire

Submitted: 18/12/2014 11:26:48 | ID: 108093

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D Ness, City of Edinburgh

Vauxhall Zafira

I have a Vauxhall Zafira Tourer Tech-Line. How do you get to the bulbs in the third brake light, it's not the one with the Sri roof spoiler, it's the one that`s got the 10 inch light?

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Hi, about the 3rd brake light, I`ve got the same car as you and there are only 2 ways. I'm sure you have to take the light out from the outside, try using a plastic type tool and try wedging it out. I'm positive this is the way because the other way would involve stripping out all the door trim, Please let me know how you get on and if you`re interested I`ve just bought the chrome door handle trim and it makes the car look good and I`ve bought the black carbon foil bumper & sill protectors and upgraded the DRl bulbs to brighter ones. Is your car a petrol or diesel version as I just sold my SRI Diesel tourer because of the D P F? D Ness from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 16/12/2014 20:05:55 | ID: 108013

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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

many thanks for the answer on getting to screen wash bottle as my motor has went on mine :) i will post how i got on thanks again Keith from West Lothian

many thanks for the answer on getting to screen wash bottle as my motor has went on mine :) i will post how i got on thanks again Keith from West Lothian

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

hi brian up behind the air box where pipe joins turbo you will find a boost control valve pull the two small black pipes of and join them together with the little rubber elbow. this should give you full boost and will indicate the control valve is at fault or you have a vacuum leak . you can drive fine like this but will throw the limp mode on as will over boost at high revs mike nevill from Hertfordshire

hi brian up behind the air box where pipe joins turbo you will find a boost control valve pull the two small black pipes of and join them together with the little rubber elbow. this should give you full boost and will indicate the control valve is at fault or you have a vacuum leak . you can drive fine like this but will throw the limp mode on as will over boost at high revs mike nevill from Hertfordshire

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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