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  2. TomTom2019

    Head unit alternatives

    Hey all, Bit of a long shot here but wondering if anyone has looked into after market head units at all ? I've been driving my car for the past 2 years now I'm thinking maybe to upgrade my existing head unit. As I'm finding I'm using my phone more for maps etc than the one there so seems a bit of waste having it. The car is a 2011 model, so a bit dated but I'm not planning on getting rid of it anytime soon. As it still has a lot of life in it
  3. Voxy

    Noisy Bluetooth

    Thank you - sadly the expenditure on a Suppressor made no difference whatsoever, so I am trying the main dealer again in desperation. My usual dealer has already said that fitting a Suppressor has invalidated my warranty.... so I have removed it, and am trying a dealer further afield Thank you for what was a perfectly sensible and practical suggestion
  4. Last week
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  6. Vauxhall Owners Club

    Noisy Bluetooth

    Hi Voxy.....welcome to the Forum I can only imagine it is suffering from Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) which used to occur in older cars and was caused by electrical 'noise' from the alternator and ignition system. The way around it was to fit a Suppressor (which is basically a Capacitor) which then dampened the 'noise' and this cured it. You should still be able to get one in a motor accessory store and fit it to the alternator to start with and see if this cures it Let us know how you get on with it
  7. Hi I have a 2017 Corsa Diamond, and using a phone - hands free of course - through the Bluetooth is excruciating. There is lots of background noise at the recipient end and apparently the noise from my end is terrible ("sounds like you're in a tractor") It only stops if the car is stationary. This happens whichever phone is used, mine or other peoples. The Vauxhall dealer just said "never heard of that problem, Sir" and offered nothing else. The Bluetooth in my Astra, using the same phone, is crystal clear at both ends Any thoughts ? Cheers
  8. Vauxhall Owners Club

    Word association anyone???

    export
  9. AndyR

    Word association anyone???

    import
  10. Earlier
  11. Vauxhall Owners Club

    Astra G fuel economy.

    bargain! 🙂
  12. siggyv6cdti

    Astra G fuel economy.

    Haha ive moved it on and bought another vec c 1.9 cdti sri.. 08 reg in beige for 370 notes
  13. Vauxhall Owners Club

    temperature gauge not working ish??

    AndyR how did it go with the temp sensor and fan?
  14. Vauxhall Owners Club

    What signum do you drive??

    I agree with your love of old school Pugs...had a few myself and in those days they seemed to be quite bulletproof. I don't think we'll see the end of Vauxhall although it could be a rebadging exercise as Opel possibly?
  15. Vauxhall Owners Club

    PIN CODES

    Hi Julia....welcome to the Forum Here is an interesting article about the horn situation and I would certainly be hassling Vauxhall to sort this issue as it is a manufacturing issue and safety related. https://whatconsumer.co.uk/forum/threads/bbc-watchdog-the-horn-that-doesnt-warn.10231/ Here is a link to the issue with the PIN codes. You will have to approach Vauxhall with your V5 and they charge around £30. There are also companies online who can get the pin but you have to remove your dashboard speedo cluster and send it to them, they remove and read a chip where the pin is stored. So maybe best to pay Vauxhall the money to get them to proceed. http://www.vauxhallsecuritycode.co.uk/
  16. julia

    PIN CODES

    Hi all, my car has been re-called with an issue with the hill assist . I took it to Eden in camberley yesterday and at 5.15pm( after having it since 7.30am ) they called to say they couldn't do the work as they needed the card with the pin codes on . I've only had the car for a year and I don't have this card . The chap told me I would have to pay £35 for them to get a replacement ????? . my mechanic assures me this is not the case and they are pulling fast one . Anybody else had this problem . Also my car failed its MOT on the horn again I have been advised by 2 mechanics that this a case of THE HORN THAT DOESNT WARN . HELP im tearing my hair out .
  17. Vauxhall Owners Club

    PLEASE HELP

    Hi....welcome to the Forum Sounds like there are several different faults with the car so would be best to look at each one individually. The loss of power could be a number of things but my first thoughts are that it needs a damn good blast to clear out the engine. If there is 'mayo' under the oil filler cap then this is usually condensation brought on by lots of short runs and the engine not getting hot enough for long enough to dry out the condensation within the cooler parts of the engine (e.g. valve cover) The exhaust could be corroded once again by all the condensation over time. Loss of power and engine temperature would need to be investigated further but I would almost guarantee that it is short runs that are choking everything up so to sum up, take it on a good long run with hard driving to clear it through. Let us know how you get on with it
  18. siggyv6cdti

    fog light

    Have you googled it? Bound to be a YouTube video ot instructions somewhere? Thats like vauxhall wanting 400 quid to replace headlights that are being supplied forva vectra c.. I did the job in less than an hour for 40 quid
  19. siggyv6cdti

    OMEGA 2002

    Sounds like they justvwant your money.. Could be any thing frim a leaky pipe or heater matrix or radiator etc.. Could be leaking from tbe water pump.. It might be letting coolent into the bores on acceleration due to a weak head gasket.. Get a compression test done first and adk for the readings as a print out and post them here please
  20. siggyv6cdti

    What signum do you drive??

    Its a shame to loose vauxhall as we know it.. Ive had many vauxhall cars too and had a whole lot of fun in them too..
  21. siggyv6cdti

    What signum do you drive??

    Im an avid oldskool Peugeot fan! Had many 205 309 and 405s gti'sri's xsi's mi-16s i love em.. Had a few 306's to all got abused all got tuned and played with as much as my pocket and skills took me 🙂 but come 2000 their cars were very disappointing imo. And as Peugeot stand now i quite like the 308s but thata about it for me
  22. siggyv6cdti

    Hi All, Newbie needs Help!

    Hi welcome to the club 🙂 generic egr valve/sencor/dpf related... My saab 93 use to pop this code up a lot.. Did egr clean plus cleaned any sencers and did about 5 forced dpf regens over a month,, i sold yhe car on after that so unsure if it was cured.... You might get a better read out using opcom vauxcom etc as it communicates properly with the canbus
  23. Ian bird

    OMEGA 2002

    Hi, I have an omega that have had from new, it was first registered in 2002, it has a full service history and it has done 47,000 miles, I have been given another more up to date vehicle so my intention was to give away my Omega but the other day I noticed that the coolant warning light was on and was surprise as I had only a week before filled it up so I took it to the garage for them to check and they said that it was a little bit worse than that and that the cylinder head would have to come off at a cost of £500 They did say that it may be something that they can fix or it may be that I may need a new engine but until they strip it down they would not know, I don't want to scrap the car as it drives like new and bodywork is good, I just wondered if anyone here would like to take it as a project, the car is like part of the family and we would wish it to go on for another 17 years. ianbird99@talktalk.net 01132770480 Ian Bird
  24. dave1204

    astra J bluetooth module

    mine doesn't have Bluetooth so ive invested in a Highway 600 DAB adaptor receiver got it new off eBay for £70 best choice i made aswell
  25. PaulC73

    Service vehicle soon

    Smikinni what was the fault code it brought up?
  26. PaulC73

    EGR Temp sensor

    Hi all New to here and hoping for some help with an issue with my Insignia I have been getting fault code P0402 intermittently for a while now. I have a bluetooth OBD reader so can cancel the code. I have replaced the EGR valve and also had the intake manifold taken off and all cleaned out The code is still coming up and i have been told now it can only be the EGR temp sensor Can anyone tell me where this is located as i would rather change it myself than pay someone to do it as it is only a screw in sensor? Also if anyone might know is it worth cleaning it or replacing straight away Thanks in advance all
  27. Hi all New to here and hoping for some help with an issue with my Insignia I have been getting fault code P0402 intermittently for a while now. I have a bluetooth OBD reader so can cancel the code. I have replaced the EGR valve and also had the intake manifold taken off and all cleaned out The code is still coming up and i have been told now it can only be the EGR temp sensor Can anyone tell me where this is located as i would rather change it myself than pay someone to do it as it is only a screw in sensor? Also if anyone might know is it worth cleaning it or replacing straight away Thanks in advance all
  28. Sumo

    Maps

    I have a new map disc, how do I install the disc please.
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