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  1. Combo conflagration

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Combo 2000cdti 2009 Sequence of events..... after the flood last month. Went to spark 'er up. Battery completely done, I mean completely... no lights on the dash. Left it for a couple of weeks. Disconnected the battery, charged it, showing 12.6v. That's good, right? Reconnected battery. Smoke...
  2. Battery drain - likely culprits

    Car Audio / Electrical / Security / Diagnostic Rel
    Hello Charged up old 5yr battery on Astra H that had been stood 9 months with periodic recharges start ups etc. Despite leaving on charge a few days the battery voltage discharged to 12.00 v or slightly less. Never did this when I used to own the car (it's my bros). I changed the battery as it...
  3. [Zafira B] [05---] Zafira 1.9cdti long term battery drain/charging issues

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    Hi guys, apologies if this has been covered before but i couldn't find anything that matched the exact issues i'm having, please be aware it is a long post! So, this problem stems back to early in the year when the car battery would be dead in a morning requiring a jump start. this went from...
  4. [Insignia] [08-17] Insignia Intermittent Power Steering Fault

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    Hi All, I’m hoping someone may be able to help. I have a 64 plate 2.0 diesel eco flex insignia which has an intermittent power steering fault. The problem generally only appears when either the air temperature is high or the engine is up to temperature, cold start for the most part is fine...
  5. [Movano][2014 ----] Connecting Leisure battery

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    Hello, I'm new here and not particularly good with mechanics so be gentle please. I am attempting a conversion on my Movano 2015 mwb and now trying to connect leisure battery to starter battery. I thought this was going to be the easy bit but lifting the bonnet the battery is covered up with...
  6. [Corsa D] [06-14] Battery light, engine stalls due to wet weather

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    Hey guys, I got a strange problem with my car that I, and the garage can't wrap my head around. I bought a Opel Corsa diesel Ecoflex 2 years ago the following problem occurs when driving in wet weather. It ONLY occurs after about 50-70 km (30+ miles) and only when it's heavy raining most of...
  7. Battery light but only at low revs

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    Hi Looking for some guidance please My Astra (2003 1.7 CDTI) is currently displaying the low battery light when the car starts and is running. However, as soon as you get to about 1750 rpm the light goes out. Have used a multimeter across that battery and here are the results:- Everything off...
  8. Electrical question

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    Hello everyone. I'm in the process of wiring up my campervan conversion, but wondered if anyone had an answer to this question. I have a leisure battery in the back of the van which has a length of negative cable bolted to the chassis of the van. I have a water pump and a 12v fridge right next...
  9. [Astra Mk6/J] [09----] HELP! Changed alternator and battery but car still won’t start and loses power whilst driving !!

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Good morning all (Vehicle: 1.7CDTi 2011 Astra J excite) As the title says really... my car failed to start several times and RAC came with their battery test and it failed. Had my battery changed (about a month ago) and since then, the car always started. However, the battery light kept coming...
  10. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] URGENT!! please may someone help! start situation :(

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    hi to those reading, Currently in a horrible situation due to my Astra mk 5 1.6 petrol. Tonight about 50 miles away from home my car has had to be abandoned due to it not being able to start. The first problem I faced is that the starter motor wasn’t working so I gave it a tap with a metal bar...
  11. [Astra Mk6/J] [09----] SAVE ME - multiple dash warning lights/codes and car starting failure

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Good evening all Some of you are might be thinking what the hell is wrong with my car with all my recent posts but here’s another few to add to the list! Long story short: Got clutch and flywheel changed recently (1-2 weeks ago) and on the same day I got a HID xenon conversion kit installed...
  12. [Astra Mk5/H] [04-09] New starter motor fitted. Whole car has just died once I got it home, advice please!

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi all, I’ve just had my starter motor replaced. I drove it home with no problems whatsoever and five minutes after arriving at home I have gone to start the engine again and it died completely. All the electrics are dead and everything! Surely this must just be the battery but very worried as...
  13. [Astra Mk6/J] [09----] Vauxhall Astra J no dash lights.

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    hi all I’ve had my Astra few years now no problems at all but recently went on holiday and battery was flat when I got back. Despite battery being only 3 months old. Jump started the car but now dash background lights, orange trip computer are not on, headlight light doesn’t appear when...
  14. [Astra Mk6/J] [09----] Astra Elite - dashboard instruments sporadic, headlights flashing on and off

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi all, I'm having problems with my Astra Elite, 10 plate, 1.8l petrol, I'm hoping someone can help. All started when we first got some wintery weather in November, I was driving when suddenly the dashboard instruments (think this is the right term) stopped working, it was like they completely...
  15. Astra 1.6 2005 engine cuts off

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi all, hope you're all well and keeping warm :cool:. A few weeks a go we bought an 2005 Astra 1.6, during these last couple of weeks while driving the engine just stops, cuts out.No lights came on and after about 30 secs and some revving the engine started again. We've taken to garage, done a...
  16. [Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] Battery Light Whilst Driving

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    My 2004 Astra started to occasionally show the battery light whilst driving. It would start when the engine had been running a few min. I replaced the belt hoping it had just been slipping a bit. But this did not resolve the problem. Whilst the battery light was on, my power steering would fail...
  17. [Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] cranking over but wont fire up

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hey guys right I've a week from hell I have an Astra 1.7 cdti diesel has 99 thousand on the clock..... Right so 3 weeks I my car wouldn't start the battery had died so replaced it with a new one.. 3 weeks later im driving home and I heard a pop noise from the back end of the car and the car...
  18. [Meriva A] [02-09] Intermittent starting problem - Meriva

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi all, I've had a 2009 Vauxhall Meriva 1.8D for about 4 months now and a couple of weeks ago it randomly just didn't start. It was turning over very slowly as if the battery was dead and degenerated to just clicking. We jumpstarted it with the help of our mechanic and got it home. My partner...
  19. [Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] Statutory drain problem

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Hi guys, im pretty new to this forum lark but my astra G has a battery problem and im after a tad bit of help with it if you dont mind :). So the battery keeps draining every few days and i done some volt meter tests on it and these were the results; -yesterday the battery voltage without the...
  20. [Zafira A] [99-05] Replaced alternator

    Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila
    Yesterday I had a garage change the alternator on my car as the power steering kept failing on the vehicle. I got a battery/alternator car cigarette lighter checker that shows three lights for both alternator and battery (battery is red, yellow, green depending on battery state, alternator is...
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