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  Need help
Posted by: Mspencer - 9:th-Nov-2018, 18:18:53 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (4)

Found this wire behind the radio can is it the centre speaker wire ??
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  Hi there!
Posted by: Triggerking135 - 8:th-Nov-2018, 23:55:42 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (3)

Hi all,

It seems like everytime I search for an answer about something to do with my car I end up on this forum. It's an amazing source thanks to the community you've built and as I've finally taken the plunge and picked up an Astra, it only made sense to join!

I'm now the proud owner of a 2013 face lift Astra 2.0 CDTI SRi Sports Tourer with 62k on the clock in grandad brown (sculpture bronze).

We have a baby on the way and I'm into cycling so the extra boot space is very much welcome. I think the colour may have helped with the price I paid for the car as its a bit like marmite. You either love it or you hate it and I happen to love it. Plus I quite like the sleeper look the colour gives the car.

Plans / dreams (for now):
- 17" steel spare running 225/50R17 tyre
- Bluetooth setup (additional 12v cig socket wired behind the dash, powering a Bluetooth receiver which feeds to an aux cable feeding through the dash near the aux port, controlled by a seperate battery-powered Bluetooth button for play/pause/skip)
- Wireless phone charger / mount setup - I aim to have the cable tucked away nicely and powered from the same 12v socket as the Bluetooth setup. But right now I'm having difficulty finding a decent wireless charging phone holder that actually fits somewhere in the car (vents are wierd so mounts don't secure fully, cd player too close to gear stick to use a mount that slots in the cd tray, not wanting anything stuck to the windscreen)
- Heko wind deflectors for front windows
- Space saver subwoofers for under front seats (keeping original head unit and speakers for now and will review again once subs are in)
- Chrome exterior trim tinted
- Wing mirrors colour-matched to the tinted chrome trim (haven't figured this out - perhaps wrapped in chrome then sprayed with the rest of the trim?)
- tail lights tinted
- Alloy wheel upgrade, likely to be some sort of 19's in black
- Remap

I could keep going and going but that's enough to keep me going for a little bit so I'm going to leave the list there.

Thanks All,

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  Tailgate LED
Posted by: Martz66 - 8:th-Nov-2018, 21:01:59 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (5)

Strange thing on my bum. My GTC has factory fit LED rear lights but the O/S tailgate light is always on. So during the day none of the rear lights are illuminated except for the tailgate one. I know I have a reverse light bulb to change on the same side as this is inop but has anyone seen anything like this?

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  Hello from Holland.
Posted by: totec - 8:th-Nov-2018, 16:44:07 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (3)


I'm Mario from Holland i bought a Astra J 1.4 turbo sport.
I registered because i have seen some nice Astra's in here with great updates.
That i would like to do on my Astra,like automatically folding mirrors.


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  TPMS Sensors on wheels but not on car
Posted by: AphoticSketch - 7:th-Nov-2018, 10:53:05 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (2)

Hi all,

Last night I purchased some new wheels for my car, and I suspect they may have TPMS sensors fitted, but my car doesn't have TPMS.

I have a couple of questions:

  1. Can I still use these wheels with the sensors installed? 
  2. Is it possible to replace the sensors with normal valves?

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  Astra j radio / display problem
Posted by: Trublu24 - 6:th-Nov-2018, 21:28:33 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC Common Problems - Replies (3)

Hi, apologies if this has been asked before but i cant find any treads about it. I have a 2010 Astra J which recently had battery problems. I had to jump start car recently before replacing the battery. After jump starting it the radio and display stopped working along with the indicators working but with no sound?? I have checked wiring behind radio and display along with all the fuses but can't find anything wrong? I have searched online but can only find a Youtube video in which another person has the same problem but no remedy? If anyone could point me to a tread about this or has any ideas as to a remedy i would be grateful. Thanks  

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  Dash cam on Android unit
Posted by: robk999 - 6:th-Nov-2018, 11:31:41 - Forum: ICE - No Replies

Hi, I'm a noob here, I'm picking up a 2012 Astra Elite on Saturday.  I've been reading a lot about replacing the CD400 with Android head units, which sounds good to me as I'd like Bluetooth and DAB.  I've been given a dashcam recently (Nextbase Duo HD) but I've seen that you can add cameras to the Android units.  Is this as good as having a separate dashcam, and can you also use the rear camera as a reversing camera?  Thanks!

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  Navi 950 instead of CD400 + parking sensors
Posted by: DanielG - 6:th-Nov-2018, 10:08:27 - Forum: Request for information - Replies (5)

Greetings everyone

 I would like to know if it would be possible to retro-fit the Navi 950 to my astra J sports tourer SE instead of the CD400,I have seen on this forum that there are certain people that offer this service but what really grindes me up is, would it be possible to retro-fit parking sensors and have it display the distance just as factory wise?

 and also if reverse camera retro-fit is possible with the navi 950 .

best wishes


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  after market head init
Posted by: marky79 - 4:th-Nov-2018, 17:17:12 - Forum: ICE - No Replies

hi all, has any one fitted a sub with built amp to a after market head unit (V5754)
what I need to know is what phono leads from the head unit do I use,
because the white thin plug that goes in to the back of the unit has many phono plugs coming from it,
ie 2x white and 2x red marked (front right/front left) (rear right/rear left).
but the two iso plugs that power the unit and speakers have 2x phono plugs from it (1 red) (1 white) with stickers saying (onstar)
so if any one as some info on this please let me know...........

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Thumbs Up Hello Everyone
Posted by: nik_a777 - 3:rd-Nov-2018, 19:43:22 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (5)

Hi all, this looks like a handy resource, i've already bookmarked a howto thread. 
I've had a few Astras previously, and liked them, but the J model is the nicest so far. 
Mine is a 2010 1.4t so, getting on a bit and liable to need some attention, glad I found VXOC.
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