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  GTC Seatbelt issues
Posted by: Telsun - 30:th-Dec-2018, 22:17:57 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (3)

So new to GTC life and two things have struck me about the seatbelt:

1. I can't reach over to grab it, I have to reach back with my right hand instead
2. It is at neck height with no height adjustment

Has anyone done anything to combat these points (or is it just me!?)? I was thinking maybe something like the BMW Headrest holders You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view. - although these get terrible quality reviews....

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  Convert non power fold door mirrors
Posted by: Telsun - 30:th-Dec-2018, 19:30:23 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC Technical - Replies (2)

I have a power fold mirror from 5 door Astra J fitted to my GTC and although it functions fine it doesn't fit very well! I was wondering can I get a standard non power fold mirror and use the internals of my current mirror to convert it to power fold!? Sounds complicated, I'm guessing not???

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  GTC near side power fold door mirror
Posted by: Telsun - 30:th-Dec-2018, 18:37:03 - Forum: Wanted - Replies (3)

Looking for a near side (passenger) power fold door mirror. Ideally in white but guessing I can swap the current cover over if need be (?)

Current situation is I have just purchased a car only to discover that a 5 door power fold mirror has been fitted at some point in the cars history. Almost get away with it but the finish is matt and not gloss and it's taller so goes over the chrome strip! Not acceptable!!!

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  Got a GTC!
Posted by: Telsun - 30:th-Dec-2018, 18:14:30 - Forum: Members car's progress threads - Replies (15)

So finally bit the bullet and got myself a GTC, almost got one before but ended up with a Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero, which was a lovely car but the gremlins beat me in the end. 

My new GTC is a 12 plate (soon to have a GTC private plate) SRI in manual, 2.0 cdti flavour. It has quite a few factory options; Aero pack (VXR style kit), 20" alloys, leather seats, forward lighting pack and perimeter protection pack. I wanted the VXR styling and parking sensors at a minimum the other options are just major bonuses!!! Smile

Haven't got a picture of my actual car as the ad has been taken down and it's too dirty to picture but I've attached one that looks the same. 

So upon inspection I could see that it was a little tatty around the edges i.e couple of little dings on the door and the alloys need refurbing but I took a punt on it, traded in the Saab and drove the GTC home. Since then I've discovered a couple of other bits; the drivers heated seat doesn't stay on and the interior steams up. Now having read the forum for the last couple of hours I see that these little faults will not come as a surprise to you guys Smile

Couple of other things that I need to address; 
1. It has full service history but no record of the cambelt and water pump being done so I'm going to get this done asap (the car is on 114k!)
2. The passenger door mirror has been replaced at some point but with one from a 5 door model so it doesn't fit properly. It's power folding though and I cannot find a replacement :(

So as soon as the new year starts it's off to my local garage for the cambelt and a health check. Down to the bodyshop for a quote to repair the door and source myself a mirror from somewhere (near side in case anyone has one in their shed!). I'd like to get the wheels done too but the dollar is adding up, I think they may have to wait!!!

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  Wanted. 19 inch VX Line Alloy - 10 spoke, 5x115
Posted by: marcus01 - 30:th-Dec-2018, 15:24:37 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - No Replies

19 inch VX Line Alloy - 10 spoke, 5x115 
Silver or titanium colour

The part numbers for the ones that fit are :- 
5x115 (For 1.6 petrol turbo, 1.6 tdci, 1.7 tdci and 2.0 tdci)  
Titanium colour - 13345862
Silver colour - 13377420


This one. Smile [Image: 75b36509bf5121e318b9969024b983b6.jpg]

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  New member - Led lights
Posted by: HarryH - 29:th-Dec-2018, 19:13:46 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (7)

Hi all, 

New membrr here, just took delivery of my Astra GTC 1.6T last month. 

Been snooping for sometime and decided to create an account as could do with some advice. 

 making some modifications to the car, the latest was to order some LED headlights from Horizon LEDs. 

Got them fitted to the car, while they look great, nice and bright, it doesnt rrally translate to much light on the road. 

Also seem to have a spot with almost no light on the road. 

Now the lights were fitted by my local garage. Does anyone know if led lights need to be adjusted or focused? Could it be a problem with the fitting or just ***** bulbs. 

Considering going back to halogen and writing off the leds. If i do this, can anyone advise the brightest bulbs out there? 

Thansk in advance for any help, im not very technical and have no idea what to do. 


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  Noise when turning engine off
Posted by: Marc_81 - 28:th-Dec-2018, 15:08:05 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (5)

Over the past couple of days I've noticed a horrible noise when turning my ignition off. It only lasts for a second our 2 but it's almost like a grinding noise.. sounds like it's coming from the drivers side of the engine bay but I could be wrong. Car is a 2.0 cdti.

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  Flapping Sound when driving.
Posted by: syscleaner - 27:th-Dec-2018, 08:27:02 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (1)

Hello Everyone,

I do have an Hatchback Astra J 2015 1.4NET with auto transmission. 

I did detected a flapping noise like as you are driving something stick on the tires or it sounds like there is some lines on the road and you are passing on them. 

I know it's a very low chance find this kind of a sound issue without hearing it but I'm out of ideas to tell to service to check. 

So I made below checks and fixes: 

- When I first noticed the sound I re-balanced the summer tires on the tire shop, summer tires are balanced off the car and back tires are balanced again on the car.
- One month ago I switch to winter tires sound increased become more noticeable also balance work is done again. Also asked to check the rims if there is any bend parts but there isn't.
- I was low on front discs and pads so they all changed, back discs and pads seems fine for now.

- While the car is on lift I turned them to hear any problem with the hub bearings , also asked service guys to check them and they didn't hear or find any problem. 

- Sound can be heard at best 6th gear 2500 rpm - 3000 rpm  in between 100 Km/h ~ 140 Km/h. Over or under these ranges probably continues to do but I can't hear it over the engine sound.   

- I did try applying brakes a bit while keeping the speed to feel if any vibration increase or decrease. Nothing significant there... 

- Hard on corners increase the sound and make it more hearable with a higher pitch.

- I put it to neutral while going (I know, not good idea for the a/t) but still hear it the noise. 

I'm thinking may be problem is with the hubs bearings may be I need to check on load, but how? (all factory hubs at the moment no change or after market hub installed)

Also may be I need to check alignment settings for wheel camber & caster but when I leave steering alone for test it goes straight at the speeds that I hear the sound.  

[url=][/url]More scary thoughts... May be problem is caused by diff or gearbox, I don't think it's the engine since when in neutral it continues  also I want to believe it's not gearbox. 

So if anyone have another opinion or something else to check, I would be very very appriciated... 

Happy new year... 


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  Radio Upgrade
Posted by: 14PGTC - 26:th-Dec-2018, 22:19:01 - Forum: Retrofit How-to's - Replies (1)

I have the standard factory fitted CD400 Plus and I'm sure this has more than likely been covered before but imIa new member so please bare with me. Is there there anyway to fit a Navi unit to a 2014 GTC or do I have to stick to the CD400? I would like to have Bluetooth etc with the added bonus of an upgraded unit

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  Hello all from Milngavie
Posted by: Highball Shooter - 26:th-Dec-2018, 01:29:17 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (1)

Hi all,

Hope you have enjoyed a Merry Christmas on this very early Boxing Day morning. 

Looks like a very good forum going on here. 

I'm a GTC 2.0 CDTI owner for the last three months. Much enjoying the car so far apart from the obvious lack of phone connectivity which I'd assumed was available from the steering wheel buttons etc. 

Mine's in, I think it's called, James Bond Yellow. Not to everybody's taste, but I liked it. 

I'll post a couple of pics when I get a chance. 


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