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  2016 Astra K GTC Malfunction Light Question
Posted by: ed-b - 27:th-Oct-2018, 13:53:36 - Forum: Mechanical - Replies (2)

Hi Everyone

I could do with some advice to help with an issue that has just surfaced.

I started my Petrol GTC this morning (27/10/2018). The warning lights came on as normal and then all went our except for the Yellow Engine Warning Light. This light stayed on. The car seems fine to drive. It has done 13,010 miles, had a full service 4 months ago and has been sitting in the drive for the last 3 weeks doing nothing while I recover from an operation. The oil level is fine. I have checked and there doesn't appear to be any loose connections under the bonnet. 

The Owners Manual suggests a fault in the Emission Control System. I tried the pedal test but it appears that Vauxhall don't support this in the series K astras. Has anyone else come across this and, if so, can you tell me what the likely causes are. Is it possible that the cars emission system has been adversely affected by me not doing many miles recently ?

All ideas would be gratefully received.

Many thanks in advance,


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  LED Headlights
Posted by: Martz66 - 26:th-Oct-2018, 17:22:01 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - No Replies

Well I'm fed up. I fitted a set of LED headlight bulbs a while ago and have put up with the warning lights until today when I set out fitting the resistors I bought ages ago.

And lo and behold......................................still got warning lights  Thud

Not sure whether to go down the HID route as there's no issue with start up delay on mains. The other halfs Giullietta has no issue with warning lights and has the same LEDs fitted as in mine!

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  Hello from Preston
Posted by: Martz66 - 25:th-Oct-2018, 16:43:43 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (4)

Hi all, have been a member of another forum since getting my CDTi GTC SRi in January and have just stumbled across this much more model focused site so thought I'd join up.  The only mods I have done are LED DRLs and headlights, still have warning lights as haven't got around to fitting the resistors yet. Love the car for many reasons but have seen some really nicer ones since getting mine, strange how you only really start to notice your car on the road when you get one!!!

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  Straight Piping Astra GTC
Posted by: brodii - 25:th-Oct-2018, 16:27:32 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (4)

I'm needing advice, I am thinking of straight piping my car from the turbo back but im not sure wether to leave the cat in.
has anyone done this previously and does anyone have any videos of their astra straight piped?

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  Timing Belt and Water pump change
Posted by: Tarrymittens - 25:th-Oct-2018, 16:08:39 - Forum: Mechanical - No Replies


Does anyone have a how to guide for changing the Timing belt and Water pump on a 2014 Vauxhall Astra 2.0 Diesel?

Engine code A20DTH - 17C48924LBS

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  DVB=T2 fitting
Posted by: kipper - 23:rd-Oct-2018, 18:43:44 - Forum: ICE - No Replies

Hello All. I hope somebody can help me. I have a 2015 Astra J 2.0 cdti  Elight with a Navi 650. I have fitted a Xbox unit & reversing camera that is working great. Now I am fitting a four antenna DVB-T2 unit but I have lost the fitting instructions. I can remember most of the connections but am stuck on three wires. Purple TX. Green RX. and White IR. I seem to remember one or two wires connected to the handbrake circuit but not sure which ones. Thanks. best regards.  kipper

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  Dissapointed with 2.0cdti mpg
Posted by: Steveuk81 - 23:rd-Oct-2018, 12:50:11 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (8)

So I've had my astra sports toured a week and I'm pretty pleased with everything except the fuel economy im averaging about 42-44 mpg and thats in eco mode driving sensibly. My old car I traded in was a 09 vectra 1.9diesel and it averaged 49ish.
I thought with this being a newer car ( 2015 with 22k on.) I'd at least get something similar to the vectra.

So for those who've a standard 2.0 what you getting mpg wise.

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  My Sports Tourer SRI
Posted by: Marc_81 - 22:nd-Oct-2018, 13:22:53 - Forum: Detailing - Replies (3)

Only got the car just over a week ago but got chance to spend some time cleaning it on Saturday. 64 plate 2.0 SRI. Was very swirly when I got it so gave it a bit of TLC. I'm no detailer and don't have a DA or anything but used what I had in and looks a lot better now. Washed with Autoglym shampoo.. applied some Farecla G3 to try and sort some of the swirls out followed by Poorboys Black hole and topped with Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax. I was happy with the results.

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Posted by: ChrisKnottIns - 22:nd-Oct-2018, 12:32:56 - Forum: Chris Knott Insurance - Replies (1)

Get ready to become the snowfoam king (or queen)...

Hi friends, please ask club sponsor Chris Knott for a quote if your car insurance is due soon and you could win our 'Awesome Autumn 2018' Prize.

If you request a Chris Knott quote before 31/12/18 you'll gain automatic entry in our latest prize draw to win a Karcher K2 Full Control Car Pressure Washer.

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Perfect for keeping your pride and joy clean - the K2 Full Control Car Pressure Washer comes with a trigger gun, Full Control Vario lance and a Dirt Blaster lance that delivers outstanding cleaning performance using concentrated rotating pressure; this model also includes a Car Kit, with a wash brush, foam nozzle and car shampoo for effortless car cleaning.

Request a quote today for a car we don't yet look after and you'll be in with a chance of winning this desirable prize.

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  Interior Mirror Upgrade
Posted by: phil67 - 21:st-Oct-2018, 20:25:29 - Forum: Request for information - Replies (4)

Hi Everyone

As ive only got the GTC on a sport, its a bit basic on some of the toys.

What I was wondering if the wiring is hidden up in the headlining for me to upgrade the very standard mirror to one of the dipping models / auto wipers?

And if anyone is selling one with the housing, then please let me know before I go to ebay. If wiring is not present, what do I need to get it sorted, I will also need to get it switched on for the wiper function no doubt, can that be done with out having the car pass as not got round to getting that sorted.


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