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  2. Thanks for replying. The guy from the breakdown recovery company tried to clear the codes to no avail, that's when he told me to take pics of the codes, so the garage it's booked into can't clear them without doing the work to fix them. Thanks again for replying.
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  4. Hi guys, lately my central locking is getting worse and worse, when I say worse I mean like I’m needing to be closer and closer to the car before it’ll unlock, sometimes I’m standing next to it and it won’t unlock, same with both keys flip and the spare both had new battery’s to as I thought it may be the cause but it wasn’t, question is is there some sort of resync I can try like the fords have? My 2009 cmax was doing exactly the same until I found out you can just put the key in turn to position 2-3 4 times until you hear a bleep then press the lock/unlock which worked a treat and now can literally unlock it from like 10 meters away lol, but this mk5 seems not so easy? Or am I missing a trick here to resync? thanks guys
  5. Hi all On our Vectra C SRi the front passenger door window switch has stopped working, and the drivers side won't be far behind as the window switches need pressing quite hard now - they're part of the switch pack so assume I'll need a whole unit. Is anyone breaking a Vectra and have these available? Some of the prices on Ebay are just silly! Thanks!
  6. Multiple codes suddenly appearing like that immediately point to an ECU failure. That said some could be old codes that weren't cleared so if possible get the car recovered to a garage so they can be cleared, then see if any re-appear (or try an OBD reader). I had this happen years ago with a Ford F*cus, and it was caused by a solder joint breaking on the plug into the back of the dash cluster where the ECU was located, causing all manner of codes and sudden loss of throttle like you describe. A simple re-solder of the plug fixed it, but took months to locate!
  7. Hi all Just bought a nice & cheap 2007 SRI. It's a little battered but has a strong heart (1.9 CDTi). One thing I'm looking to address straight away is the front passenger seat which won't move as the adjustment cable has kinked. I have a replacement on order but how do you get the old one off? Is it a seat out job?
  8. Hi all I'm Chris and just joined after getting a cheap Vectra C SRI. Initially as a stop-gap as our only vehicle, a converted camper is currently locked away 400 miles away as the RAC decided we were too far from home to be recovered. Thing is I'm already loving the Vectra! It's my second, the first being an A around 14 years ago which was killed by Tesco's dodgy fuel if anyone can remember back to 2007!
  9. Hi Tried starting the 1.0 but had a flat battery, the spanner sign is flashing, have been reading up that this could cause problems with the ECU ?! Has anyone found a way to fix it yourself or will it need programming ? If it does need a re-program, can anyone recommend anywhere to use in the West Mids area ? Thanks
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  11. Hi there I have a Bedford rascal 1991 J reg which I’d love to do up and drive however insurance is a whopping 3.5k for a year any chance anyone knows any ways of making it cheaper? Or good sites/ companies for insuring? If I can’t find any cheaper insurmace I’ll be thinking of selling once done up also so let me know if any interest cheers
  12. Hi all, my beloved Insignia '67 plate 1.5 has broken down. Going out one day, as usual, reversed out my driveway, drove about ten yards and the car just cut out, right out of the blue, no warning, nothing in the day's before leading up to it breaking down. My only thought was to get it back in my driveway and somehow after a lot of stopping and starting managed to reverse it back in. Called out the breakdown repair, he did a diagnostic test which came up with six fault codes, they are ... 1 : P018B Fuel pressure sensor performance. 2 : U0073 Control module communication bus " A " off. 3 : U0121 Lost communication with electronic brake control module. 4 : U18A2 Lost communication with fuel pump control module. 5 : U216A Lost communication with front object control module. 6 : U0140 Lost communication with body control module. Can anyone tell me how these all failed, have you heard of anyone else's Insignia having the same breakdown. I bought the car when it was just three year's old with just over 14k on the clock, it's sailed through all it's MOT's, had it serviced at regular intervals, it has me absolutely bewildered. Can anyone help ? I've included pics of the fault codes, the breakdown guy told me to take them so no one can delete them and not fix them, I see his point, it goes into the garage on the 8th of June, so I'll relay back what the garage says, and tells me how much it'll cost to fix it. Sorry if any pics are doublers.
  13. Hi all I'm needing some help on pricing my vectra up 1.8sri 130bhp. It has 42300 mile on the clock a few little scabs that could do with flatting back and touching in. I have got the original wheel thats the spare that's on.
  14. I imagine once the unit is coded to the car so that it functions then it would also need an aerial to receive the signal Possibly you could mirror link a phone sat nav function to the existing unit and run Waze or TomTom, would be a better and cheaper option with no expensive update discs or cards required
  15. Not sure but possibly may look similar to this
  16. I have a 2014 Vauxhall astra 1.4 excite. I have the A14 Xel engine (without turbo). I can't locate the fuel filter/filter housing. Can't find any reference on the internet or available parts online either. Presumably this engine has a fuel filter. Can anyone help me locate it?... PLEASE
  17. Hi To the group. Looking at getting an Insignia ECOFLEX and wondered if anyone has retrofitted a factory sat nav to a non sat nav version. If Yes, what would i need and any pit falls please? Kind regards, Malcolm
  18. Is this a problem I know the car is 13 years old but on the roof channels
  19. I have heard of a few customers who took this up with their local dealership and we're offered £300.00 compensation so I will see what can be done. But thanks for your help.
  20. That sounds like the turbo variable vanes are sticking with carbon If the EGR was clogged up then chances are the turbo is also You can use a Turbo Cleaner solution to clear it through and go from there
  21. I would look at the earth to the pump when it is fitted to the vehicle and if not good then fit a substitute earth lead to see if that improves the voltage readings
  22. Let us know how you get on and what the fault is
  23. I would try a 'dry run' if you can access some new wheels and tyres by fitting them front and rear on one side to see if they catch anything and also turn lock-to-lock without fouling the arches or liners.
  24. I wonder if there was a short-circuit when the holder broke? In which case fuses would be my first port of call However, worth checking the obvious such as blown bulb and also any earth points that may be corroded or loose
  25. Crikey thats an unusual one! I would start at the battery terminals and work you way to the fusebox and look at fuses and relays as there must be a fault with the power distribution circuit Start with the bigger cables (and connectors) and work your way through the smaller ones if not immediately obvious. Don't forget to check earth cables and connection points
  26. Sounds possible with the semiconductor worldwide shortage and some options were dropped to continue selling vehicles that weren't fully loaded but generally fit for purpose. I wonder if it is possible to retrofit them if Vauxhall do a kit with components and simply plug and play, worth asking them in case this is an option now
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