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  Reverse light bulbs
Posted by: cl0ned - Yesterday, 20:26:34 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC Technical - No Replies

Hi sorry if this is in the wrong section, Tapatalk newb here.

I have been trying numerous led bulbs on my 5 door as they are possibly the worse reversing lights in the world!
but all have been throwing a error on the dashboard.
Some where supposed too be canbus error free... Oh the things they say to sell them!

Can anyone point me in the direction of one that's bright and doesn't throw a error?

Thanks in advance.

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  Astra J Cutting out - no codes
Posted by: chesterman88 - 11:th-Dec-2018, 17:59:05 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - No Replies

I have an Astra J 2011 - 1.4 Petrol and currently have an issue with it losing power & cutting out intermittently. Have had the AA out twice to get me restarted, first time they replaced coil pack, for it only to cut out again, replaced coil pack with original and it started and ran fine to get me home. Second time they just unplugged coil pack and plugged it back in and car started immediately. Have taken the car to two different garages and neither have found any fault codes or anything logged in the system. No issues found at all. 

Has anyone ever seen this?

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  Lug Nut Sizes
Posted by: AphoticSketch - 10:th-Dec-2018, 22:13:04 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC Technical - Replies (1)

Hi all. 

So my car currently has lug nuts that are 19mm hex size and I've ordered some locking wheel nuts that are 17mm hex. The thread and bolt sizes are a match but the hex is different. Other than being an annoyance for my tyre fitters will this cause any other problem, or do I need to buy 19mm ones instead?

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  DPF Level App
Posted by: bannan - 9:th-Dec-2018, 20:39:57 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - No Replies

I don't know if anyone has used this but I stumbled across it today and is showing to be working when Paired to my ELM 327 Bluetooth OBD Dongle, basically it shows the DPF Soot level, distance since last regen and DPF temperature. Very handy if you want to keep an eye on things. The app is called OPL DPF Monitor Lite and is free in the Playstore. I've attached a screenshot of it working today on my 2.0 CDTI. [Image: 3d345a6eefc774267bf4c84b3292fbf0.jpg]

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  Christmas Opening 2018 :: Chris Knott
Posted by: ChrisKnottIns - 3:rd-Dec-2018, 15:23:01 - Forum: Chris Knott Insurance - No Replies

Christmas Opening 2018 : Chris Knott

Hi all, I just wanted to thank those members who asked us to quote during the last year and those who went on cover.

Our regular opening hours are Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12noon but during Christmas week we'll be operating different hours as follows:

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We hope you'll understand that we want to balance customer needs with our desire that staff are able to spend some quality time with their loved ones.

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If you need to make a motor claim (not windscreen), please call our claims line on 0345 618 8316. For all other claims, please refer to your insurer’s documentation for the appropriate number to call.

May I take this opportunity to wish all members of this club/forum a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

For existing clients - thank you again for your custom, we genuinely appreciate it.

For anyone else - we hope you'll give us the opportunity to quote for your car insurance under our special 'clubs and enthusiasts' facility during 2019. In 2018 members have saved 22% on average by switching to Chris Knott (see our other forum posts).

best regards,
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  Insignia cp400 question:)
Posted by: Haz619 - 2:nd-Dec-2018, 20:59:38 - Forum: Electrical - Replies (1)

hi all, so I’m new to the insignia club.

I have the cp400 stereo, my phone will connect with Bluetooth and it works fine but I’m unable to stream music.

I do not have a USB port only an aux port.

What are my options. I’d even be happy with a usb stick if I could get an adapter for the six. But I’m not sure if the sterio has a built in mp3 decoder.

Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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  Astra j sport settings change!!
Posted by: blacknik - 2:nd-Dec-2018, 02:25:06 - Forum: Vauxhall General - Replies (4) car has sport settings menu in factory screen!
I will change the factory screen with a newest android i want to change one "sport" setting.can do that from a dealer pc com?or i must put again the factory screen?thanks!

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Thumbs Down Astra J, turns but will not start
Posted by: randilio1 - 1:st-Dec-2018, 18:26:11 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (6)

Gran Problema!

Driving home one night, turns corner and discovers traction control light (stability control) has come on (amber). Stops car. Engine management light comes on. Oh dear! Turn car off to try and reset. Will no longer start. Don't get me wrong, it tries! It cranks and turns pistons and shafts but will not actually fire up.

Called GreenFlag, came out and scanned the OBDII. Sanner claimed misfire on cylinder#2 but no other faults detected. So, off to euro car parts I went. Getting a new coil pack and 4x new spark plugs hoping that the problem would go away and that the non-starting was just a self protection mechanism. No such luck. Replaced the coil pack and the spark plugs and tried firing her up. Still no joy, now the worrying starts! Scanned again and cleared the fault code just in case. Still no luck. Now for the diagnostic approach, test everything and try and narrow the field.

Multimeters and OBD scanners out we set to it. All the pins on the coil pack harness read as expected, +3ishV on the spark plug pins plus a ground and +12V. Relays appear to be clicking except relay 3/4 (I can't quite remember which one) does not click on ignition and does not appear to be receiving a switched +12V in order to open the gate. Both relays are listed in the user's manual as "Ignition, fuel system"

I've sent the ECU away to be tested as that was our first thought (myself and the 70+ years worth of mechanics standing behind me) and appeared to be the most likely cause but no luck, the testers don't have a rig set up for my particular model of ECU and Delco refuse to give them the ECU schema to set one up (YAY FOR CAPITALISM AND PRIVATE COMPANIES). 

In short, I've no idea from here in and neither of the time served mechs know what to do anymore. Have thought it might be immobiliser or possibly the key's transponder but unable to test as yet due to the ecu not being present in the engine bay.  

Any ideas or help would be very useful as well as any guidance on possible ECU swap and the procedures involved in doing such a thing.

Thanks in advance guys, hope somebody else has suffered this issue and their car has lived to see the light of day again! Else... well ***** it it'll have to be a new car!


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  looking for part number then try here.
Posted by: Rusty2009 - 29:th-Nov-2018, 08:18:04 - Forum: Request for information - Replies (10)

You can use this site to find part number and parts info.

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  Mk6 GTC Mirror
Posted by: Maxniomi - 28:th-Nov-2018, 08:59:17 - Forum: Request for information - Replies (6)

Morning guys 
well last night I heard a bang and got notified by a neighbour that someone smash my door mirror completely off   Banghead
so just checking for a part number for the whole mirror. Drivers side
I have an astra gtc 1.4 turbo mk6

Many thanks 


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