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Posted by: blacknik - 18:th-Mar-2019, 18:42:41 - Forum: Mechanical - Replies (3)

Hello.i have opel astra j 5 doors hatchback with sport chassis and electronik car isn t lower and i want to put the springs from lower edition.can somebody help me

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  DashCam Giveaway from Chris Knott
Posted by: ChrisKnottIns - 18:th-Mar-2019, 18:33:46 - Forum: Chris Knott Insurance - No Replies

We're giving away a DashCam to one lucky winner!


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If that's not enough to encourage you to call for a quote, in addition we're offering you free entry in our prize draw when you do.

For this first competition of 2019, we're offering a Nextbase Duo HD DashCam (with 32Gb Micro SD card) - worth over £200 - details at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.

Simply request a Chris Knott Car Insurance quote before close of play on 30th April and you'll gain automatic entry in our draw.

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  Start up issue... only once
Posted by: daveloz12 - 17:th-Mar-2019, 16:48:25 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (4)

Hi all today I drove to widnes stopped the car for a couple of hours then went to start the car and it ran for a second then cut out.... I tried to restart but the starter didn't turn over then after 30seconds it started fine.

The only thing I did was when I started I didnt let the glow plugs light go out I was rushing.

Is this something going wrong or just a one off thanks.

I have a 2013 2.0 cdti 165 thanks all

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  Seicane Android Head Units
Posted by: Apoc - 17:th-Mar-2019, 14:28:58 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (3)


Apologies if this is in the wrong area of the forum. I'm just getting acquainted!

I've recently become the owner of a 2012 Astra GTC which is fitted with the CD 400 stereo. I'm looking to install a navigation screen, and am looking to do this via replacing the existing head unit as I much prefer the appearance compared to having the screen lower down, personally - amongst retaining some functionality of the existing controls.

I'm looking at a Seicane unit (linked below), but was wondering if anybody has any experience of not only the unit itself, but purchasing from them? The product seems to look good, but the website doesn't fill me with confidence so I wanted to see if anybody else has experience of purchasing with them.

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  satnav rgb cable
Posted by: tzr608 - 16:th-Mar-2019, 22:20:40 - Forum: Request for information - Replies (3)

hi everyone does anyone know where you can get these cables cheap please or know where i can buy the plastic ends and make one myself ...having such a hard time getting hold of one thanks

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  Retrofit Rear Power point 5 door Astra J
Posted by: Ballinlea - 14:th-Mar-2019, 23:24:47 - Forum: Retrofit How-to's - Replies (3)

Has anyone retrofitted a 12v power point to a 5 door Astra J which has an armrest? There is no cable for it and nothing tucked away. I have had a good look round the front power point.

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  1.3 cdti mk6
Posted by: Poejayne - 12:th-Mar-2019, 20:18:07 - Forum: Mechanical - Replies (1)

I’m getting my Astra re mapped but want to put an induction kit on it can anyone please help me as I don’t know which ones will fit can I put any induction kit on it or do I need a specific one? And if anyone knows of any performance upgrades that I could do on the 1.3 engines, thank you

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  tank replacement and still refill tank error
Posted by: alexy357 - 11:th-Mar-2019, 23:25:26 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC Common Problems - Replies (5)

hey guys,

i changed coolant tank because mine leaked. everything was fine i replaced it and refill.

the level is to max. but i still have an error message on dashboard "level low please refill" i don't understand what is the problem..

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  Projector headlamps needed
Posted by: defrank - 11:th-Mar-2019, 21:03:12 - Forum: Wanted - Replies (4)

Hello all. I really need projector headlamps for the Astra J 5 door facelift model. Any assistance would be much appreciated.
Thank you.

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  Front suspension knock?????
Posted by: Sri~mike - 11:th-Mar-2019, 20:27:56 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (4)

Hey guys, I’ve recently noticed that driving over uneven/ rough roads that I’m getting a knocking noise, if I hit a pothole or large bump there’s nothing but any sort of slight bumps or similar and I’m getting lots of knocks like the anti roll bar bushes are shot, last weekend I got it on my mates 2 poster ramp and got the pry bar out checking everything and it’s all completely solid, but for how cheap they were I fitted a pair of new drop links thinking it could only be them but no joy, all my shockers are clean and bone dry and springs are perfect and I lowered the car so the tyres were about an inch off the ground and put a long pry bar under each wheel to check the top mounts and no play whatsoever, please help???? Oh also it’s a 1.4 Sri on a 65 plate with 40k miles thanks

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