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  Wonky lighting and other behaviour
Posted by: umognog - 29:th-Jun-2018, 20:04:21 - Forum: Lighting - Replies (3)


Shortly after taking broom broom for an AC recharge, my stereo went wonky as hell. Changing stations, source, you name it.

The following ride, the stereo behaved (and has done since) but the steering wheel controls for the stereo stopped working.

The next ride and the ICE was fine.

Buuutttt... Check left DRL pops up.

Swap it out.... It's working... For two starts. It goes out. A thump on the lamp unit & it lights up.

This has been the behaviour for a while, sometimes dipped beam also not working, others it works fine whilst del doesnt.

Today, del left & right flagging up.

Can anyone tell me:

1) have you seen this before & the solution(s)?

2) fuses to check?

3) relays to check?

Google suggests earthing problem, which with the lamp thump may be true, the thump just connecting it again, so in addition, anyone know where the ground points to check are?

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  Nice little find
Posted by: Mspencer - 27:th-Jun-2018, 20:00:14 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (21)

Been looking for a long time and I've fell luck [Image: e5b618e47fbc3f1e105524bce41d5f7f.jpg]

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  navi 500 rgb cable
Posted by: tzr608 - 27:th-Jun-2018, 17:11:01 - Forum: Request for information - Replies (2)

hi does anyone have a navi 500 rgb cable like this one i can buy please or does anyone know the part number so i can order one thanks

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  Hello from North Lincolnshire
Posted by: Andyk - 26:th-Jun-2018, 21:18:13 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (5)


Just joined the site to look round the forum for advice on the Astra GTC. Not looking to buy one until next year, but thought I would get clued up on any issues or what to look for. I will probably go for a 1.4 or 1.6 petrol turbo limited edition. Also looking at Cascadas, but not too many around and prices are a bit higher. Any GTC buying advice gratefully received. Always been a Vauxhall fan and the wife currently has an Insignia Tourer Elite. I think I got the Vauxhall bug because my dad had a nice HB Viva when I was old enough to start getting into cars.

List of Vauxhals I have owned or had as company cars below. Currently I have an Audi A6 company car but looking to pack in next year, hence need a smallish but fun car.

Vauxhall list
5 x Viva HC (one an estate, still think that one looked more like a coupe)
Magnum 1800 with go faster stripes and vinyl roof (loved that one)
2 x cavalier 1600 Mk1
Opel Ascona 1600 Mk1
Nova saloon
Astra A
Astra B
Vectra Mk1
Vectra Mk2
Calibra 2.0L
Tigra twintop
Insignia Tourer Elite

I look forward to joining in the forum and getting advice when the time comes to pick up a car.


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  Bluetooth retrofit wiring
Posted by: tzr608 - 24:th-Jun-2018, 21:34:45 - Forum: Retrofit How-to's - Replies (9)

Hi can anyone help me make the retrofit bluetooth wiring that goes between head unit and wiring block please like the pic here

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  ICEBOX V5754 reception issues
Posted by: ollomatic - 24:th-Jun-2018, 13:33:11 - Forum: ICE - Replies (9)

Hi to all!

I have just installed my V5754 in my Vauxhall Astra J. Most things work nicely but the GPS Reception is very, very poor. The GPS info app shows that there is one sattelite it can reach and that is at 15 percent or 8 or whaterver. I don't really know what the pre-installed app wishes to communicate. I just assume that it's bad Wink.
Google Maps also can't find my location although I'm logged into my WiFi and I placed the antenna just below the windscreen.

The radio reception is equally bad. I can get one radio station okayish. With the old system I got plenty of stations crystal clear.

Any hints or help? I would really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance!

Don't want to send the unit back but these two things are gamebreakers for me.

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  Failure Code 597, temp only 75 C
Posted by: Acond - 24:th-Jun-2018, 13:29:46 - Forum: Electrical - Replies (5)


Astra J 2010 1.6 has servivce light on. Can be reseted by Menu button but comes back after 10 minutes. Code reader gives code 597 - related obviously to thermostat. Engine temp does not come higher than 75C, normally about 90C.  Both upper and lower cooler hoses are warm but not hot. Heater and ac works normally (blowing warm air). Runs smoothly all seems to be OK. Please help whether this is typical failure and where to start to fix it. Does this engine have electrical controlled/heated thermostat? Sticking. Please help

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  dab and fm signal up and down
Posted by: tzr608 - 23:rd-Jun-2018, 17:02:33 - Forum: Retrofit Research - Replies (27)

Hi i have a gtc 2013 with fm and dab factory but the signal for fm and dab seems to be rubbish . signal is up and down all the time.....any idea's why????

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  Wiring Diagram [Internal Lights]
Posted by: cubez0 - 20:th-Jun-2018, 14:52:31 - Forum: Request for information - Replies (3)

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the astra J? 

I am looking for ignition power for a dash cam, hopefully within the map lights area?

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  Astra J 1.7 81kw engine power
Posted by: guitz - 19:th-Jun-2018, 15:51:10 - Forum: Mechanical - Replies (1)

Hi, I have an Astra J, 1.7 diesel - 81kw from 2010 and I have a big problem for more than a year. When the engine is at normal temperature (90 degrees) when I drive constant between 1800-2100 RPM the whole car shuddered. When the engine is cold there is no problem.

I cleaned the EGR (only EGR is clean now, not the whole admission system), I changed it with a second one and also changed it with a new one and the problem persists. If I unplug the EGR cable, the problem doesn't appear. On the tester, there are problems with the EGR (the test is on the road and the values are not good, sometimes are too high and sometimes are too low when the car shuddered). 

On the tester I have two errors: P1259 and P2297. I delete it and after few days these two errors appears. I do not have engine check on in the dashboard. 

I want to mention that the car eliminates little black smoke at strong accelerators. 

Could you help me please? Thank you and have a nice day!

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