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  LED’s for up level display
Posted by: sparkyscfc74 - 11 hours ago - Forum: Request for information - No Replies

Hi, could anyone give me a link for some PLCC-2 side view LED’s in bright white? I’m going to change them in my up level display and looking on eBay and can only see surface mounted ones unless I’m missing something
Thanks in advance

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Posted by: Nath - Yesterday, 11:42:22 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (2)

Hey I’m Nath from Hertfordshire bought my sport tourer thought I’ll register here as also joined the Facebook page which is great friendly and helpful

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  Scanning tool
Posted by: sparkyscfc74 - 17:th-Feb-2018, 15:22:26 - Forum: Request for information - Replies (2)

I was thinking of buying a fault diagnosis scanning tool and have seen this on eBay
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But in the description it says for Vauxhall’s up to 2010, so does that mean it’s no good for later cars?
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If it’s no good, what do you guys recommend?

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  Cruise Control Problem
Posted by: tommyboy1289 - 16:th-Feb-2018, 17:33:13 - Forum: Mechanical - Replies (2)

Just had a new box put on the car last week, now my cruise control isn't working in 5th gear. Anybody got any ideas? As far as I can see theres no gear position sensor, will engage fine in any gear and i can change up but the moment i lift foot off clutch in 5th the green light goes out.

Tried putting foot under clutch pedal and pulling up but no joy. 

It's a 1.6na with the 5 speed heap of ***** box.

Just unplugged battery in the hope it may reset the ecu but I aint joyful. It will be going back to the gearbox people but they're as stumped as I am.

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  Service ESP Help!
Posted by: bradleyy_ev - 16:th-Feb-2018, 10:38:03 - Forum: Electrical - Replies (6)

Hi all!

Looking for some advice. Driving home earlier and at about 40mph I jad "Service ESP" flash up on the trip display- additonal to this the TC light and ABS warning lights both showed in the gauges!

Does anybody have any idea what this could be?

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  Wheels just been done
Posted by: Jayrich872001 - 15:th-Feb-2018, 20:26:21 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (4)

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They look absolutely stunning. Face on without any direct light they are just gloss black. Slightest bit of direct light and they come to life. A complete custom one off colour. [Image: 377f6fd3517e1081abec3ebccdf1157b.jpg]

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  Start/Charge fault
Posted by: CraigSRi - 15:th-Feb-2018, 16:31:55 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (2)

Recently I got my J back on the road after it had been stood for a year without being started much.
The car had been running fairly well for the first week or so so I decided I was gonna treat it to a full service, replace the thermostat (had the "service vehicle soon" message for some time), coil pack, get some new floor mats and take care of the minor advisories on the MOT.
For a week I noticed that the car was starting to get very sluggish turning over, but it always fired up. Eventually one day in a petrol station it failed to start so I was lucky enough to get a jump start to get going. Once home the starting issue turned into nothing more than a click on startup.
Jump starting wouldn't work, I could only start it with a push.

I ordered a new Varta Blue battery and it was delivered next day, but despite the new battery being fully charged the car would still only click and not turn over.
I took advice from a few people and also did a lot of research to diagnose the problem, and everything pointed to a faulty starter motor.
I booked it into a local garage and today they tell me that there is no charge going into the system, the tests showed there was no charge coming from the alternator.
(On the way to the garage I got a new message, "Service battery charging system" and the battery light stayed lit)

So anyway I'm told I need a new alternator, is this likely to be an expensive fix?
This year I plan to trade the car in so I'm not really inclined to spend a fortune on it, so should I go for an OEM quality part or pay the extra and get genuine?

Apologies for the wall of text, and thanks for any replies.

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  Have anyone tried subwoofer?
Posted by: naoise - 15:th-Feb-2018, 08:33:10 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (1)

Hello everyone.

Here i am in the middle of something.

Can you please help in deciding which sub woofer is best for my car?

I have Ford Mustang Car and i want to buy best sub woofer that has good sound quality.

I have never used sub woofer before.

Can anyone suggest me the subwoofer that best fits into my car?

I wonder if i buy this one ->You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.

Is this ok for my car?

Can anyone suggest?

Many thanks in advance.

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Photo Headunit Fascia help
Posted by: Desperado - 15:th-Feb-2018, 00:38:23 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (3)

I tried to fit my new pioneer AVH-z5000DAB into my Astra today.
Everything went according to plan except one thing.

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It seems that the fascia doesn't fit as it should. Any ideas?

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  CK - now even more members able to save
Posted by: ChrisKnottIns - 14:th-Feb-2018, 14:36:13 - Forum: Chris Knott Insurance - No Replies

CK - now even more members able to save


Further to my post last month about our DashCam Prize Draw (which is still running), here's another great incentive for you to call us for a quote when your car insurance is due...

One of our insurer partners has opened up new pricing to us. This brings greater flexibility for us and more winning quotes for you. We already sign-up a healthy percentage of members who request a quote but this will mean we should have even more success at getting you the best insurance deal.

What are you waiting for? Call Chris Knott free on 0800 917 2274 and mention this forum to access our special car club/enthusiast's facility.

Alternatively, you can request a callback at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.

All quotes offered before 31st March result in automatic entry to our Draw to win a Nextbase Duo HD DashCam plus 32Gb Micro SD Card (worth over £200), so get calling!


PS. We'll have a new, additional, provider coming on board soon to broaden our capability and insurer panel further - more news to follow as details unfold.

Recent feedback from happy some Chris Knott clients - all Alfa Romeo Owners Club UK members this time as it happens:

"Well done CKI. I got my car insurance renewal yesterday. I then did a few online comparisons and CKI were the cheapest by £36 without even needing to call them to haggle. That's 3 years in a row CKI have been the cheapest without even needing to ring them. Car Insurance Renewal done and dusted with no fuss for another 12 months!" Alan Lathwell, Alfa Romeo OC

"Just renewed mine with CKI." Tony Gould, Alfa Romeo OC

"Moved one of our car's insurance back to CKI this year!" David Gibbins, Alfa Romeo OC

"They are great." Andrew Morrish, Alfa Romeo OC


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