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  1. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hi Everyone, I'm currently looking at an Astra GTC for my first car (~2013 50,000 miles to meet my budget) and after a few test drives and online research I have been put off the 1.6T manual due to the infamous M32 gearbox issues, I'm interested if anybody owns or knows if the automatic gearbox...
  2. Car Audio / Electrical / Security / Diagnostic Rel
    Hey guys, I'm having an issue with my Astra where on the first start there is reduced power and revs wont go beyond 3000. If I turn off the engine and restart the car it is fine and revs like normal. Plugged a scanner in and no codes are returned. Has anyone experienced this before? Is this a...
  3. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hi, Astra GTC has some damage to the front following a collision with a raised kerb. Engine management light came on the day afterwards. Noticed a few days later that something is hanging out the front. Does anyone have any ideas what this might be and would it have caused the management light...
  4. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hi Guys, I’ve recently bought a 2017 Vauxhall Astra GTC 1.4T Limited Edition and the footwell lighting is very intermittent. When I go over bumps etc it starts flashing and just turns on and off randomly. Has anyone else ever experienced this issue before? I also feel like I’ve had a slight...
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    Hi guys, I've recently had my ECU replaced and the traction control and service ESP light have come up on my astra GTC 2014 1.7 diesel. I took it back to the garage where they reset the ECU and the faults disappeared. I then noticed my cruise control stopped working, so I took it back to them...
  6. The 'Welcome New Members' Forum
    Hi all Just recently restored my Astra j GTC VXR that I bought off auction. It was my first ever type of project I've done on a car, which was pretty farfetched to say the least . Well I love the car now its an absolute beast. I also happen to have an online performance parts store selling...
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    Hi, all. Apologies if this has been posted before – I searched but couldn't find a relevant thread. I've just bought a five year-old GTC that has a CD 400 plus infotainment system that seems to be encountering an intermittent problem – can anyone help? Whenever I first get in the car, cycling...
  8. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hello, I’m a new Vauxhall and Astra driver and recently bought a 3 year old GTC. Loving the car, but I’m having an issue with it which is really becoming a bit of a bug bear. Not every time, but most of the time, when I pull up, park the car, stick it in Park, pull the handbrake up, turn the...
  9. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    My timing chain went on my 2013 GTC 1.4 turbo (33k miles). The check engine light came on a week before it happened and I was planning on asking my local garage to have a look at it when my MOT was being done a few days later. Unfortunately it broke before I taken it and I have had to spend...
  10. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Can I upgrade my standard astra gtc 600 stereo to a navi900 sat nav system
  11. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hi I drive an Astra J GTC 1.4 120hp So starting my engine cold I get the message "A.C. off due to high engine temperature" then the temp gauge doesn't budge from 50. Normally it runs solid at 90. But then I got "engine temp to high. Idle engine" and the temp gauge was at 130 (the highest it can...
  12. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hi. I want to fit a VXR style spoiler to my Astra GTC, which currently only has the standard one. After researching a little bit online I've found that these little triangle-like things need to be removed prior to installation. Any one done this before or have an idea how these would come off...
  13. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hi Folks, My Astra GTC has developed a high pitch whistling noise from the engine. The noise sounds when the engine gets up to temperature/pressure and can be heard while moving and at stationary. When trying to locate roughly where the noise is coming from, it seems to be around the area...
  14. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    I own a 2015 Astra Gtc and want to know if there is a way to make my exhaust visible. Currently it sits behind the pen rear bumper and points towards to ground. I don't want to cut a hole or cutout in the rear bumper, but unsure of another way to do this.
  15. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hi all It's only been happening these last few weeks but there seems to be a horrendous screeching noise coming from the drivers side wheel, it's hard to tell if it's the front or back. I think it could be something to do with the brakes. I starts after a while of driving around when...
  16. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    I have a Vauxhall Astra Gtc 65' plate in Olympic white. I was looking for the spoiler on the VXR version of the same style for my standard Gtc. I wanted to know if anyone knows where I can get a brand new oem spoiler and if it's easy to fit or get a Vauxhall garage to do it. Thanks in advance.
  17. The 'Welcome New Members' Forum
    Hello fellow Astra Users, Just brought a Used (63 plate) Astra GTC 1.4T SRi from AC few Months ago. Looking forward to learn more about its features and options through the forum. :) :) :)
  18. Small/Medium Vauxhall Cars Area
    Hey guys, this is my first post. At the moment I'm really interested in trying to come across pros and cons of both a stainless steel air intake pipe or a silicone one. purely to get the noise of the B.o.v, so which is best? been to a garage that was recommended to me for custom exhaust systems...
  19. General chat
    Hi. Im new to this forum but im due to pick my next motability car and im wondering if I should go for the Insignia or GTC limited edition? I would be driving automatic due to hand controls. What problems do both cars have that i may need to take into consideration? or draw backs?. I love the...
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