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  Heated seat diagnostic issue
Posted by: Damian56 - 13:th-Sep-2018, 09:40:14 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (1)

Hi folks,

I bought a second hand 2012 Astra Elite which is running pretty well, only problem is the heated seats. The passenger one kind of works but feels like some of the modules aren't working, the driver's seat's lights go on for 15 seconds and then black out - no heat.

I took it in for a service, hoping my mechanic would be able to sort it, unfortunately their diagnostic tools don't look at the seats. His advice was to take it to a Vauxhall garage, but warned they're probably charge me £90 just to plug in the diagnostic tool. 

My question is, can anyone recommend a cheaper option, is there a tool I can buy online that will tell me what's wrong with the seats? The mechanic thought they'd all be the same as his (e.g. not go into that kind of detail)

Any advice would be massively appreciated.

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  Options to replace Navi 400 in 62 plate Astra
Posted by: Atarius - 10:th-Sep-2018, 21:56:14 - Forum: Retrofit Research - Replies (7)

Hi there

I've recently bought a second hand 62 plate sri turbo, and loving the car overall. Was buying second hand so didn't have a huge amount of choice in relation to optional extras etc!

However, I've got the basic navi 400 without bluetooth connectivity. It's all a bit too basic, and I'm planning to keep this car for a few years, so looking at options to replace the infotainment system.

I'm hoping someone might be able to let me know what is available in terms of other vauxhall/opel units that would be a straight swap (and possibly the process of replacing, and connecting new unit to wheel controls for example). I've heard there are also aftermarket options out there (including some that potentially work with carplay etc!?), and would also be interested to see if anyone has any experience of them too?

I understand that there are some android units on the market too. However, the easier the install the better as I'm going to look at doing it myself!

Thanks in advance, grateful if anyone is able to help!


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  Code 51 compass unavailable
Posted by: Nick_the_arab - 10:th-Sep-2018, 21:07:15 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC Technical - Replies (5)

As description I got code 51 on dash which online says compass unavailable , can’t find a single post online , anybody any clue what it is
Many thanks
1.7 cdti sports tourer 12 plate

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  Hi there
Posted by: Hydrolock - 10:th-Sep-2018, 16:52:35 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (2)

I'm an Astra TT owner. I'll be looking at replacing it with a Vauxhall Cascada in the near future when I move house to a safer neighbourhood (hopefully!).

Do you guys know of any plans for a more powerful Cascada? Like the 280 PS Astraj J or anything like that?

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  1.6 cdti power loss
Posted by: ihastings - 10:th-Sep-2018, 15:09:59 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (25)

Hi Folks, I've recently bought a 2014 astra 1.6cdti sports tourer techline which is giving me no end of trouble...

When I collected the car from Arnold Clark I didnt think anything of the "Service Vehicle soon" message when putting the key in the ignition as I'd mistakenly assumed that the service warning hadn't been reset following the pre-sale service. Turns out, as I found out the next day, that the DPF had issues as when turned on ignition to set up my phone with the headunit, the dispaly on the dash was displaying a "DPF full continue driving mandatory" message. Blasted car in 3rd for a few miles and message disappeared, only to reappear the next day. Follwed previous action and cleared again. Informed dealer of issue which they agreed to look at. 2 forced regens and a set of high pressure glow plugs later, car was returned seemingly fixed.

I now have an issue where the car (once engine up to temp) loses power when pushed, eg overtaking or accelerating up a steep gradient. By loss of power i mean car hesitates then refuses to rev past 200 rpm, no fault indicated on display, no power reduced message or service vehicle soon. pulling in and turning the car off and back on again cures the issue at least for 50 or so miles. Also don't seem to get much mileage between passive regens( assuming read demist active when not commanded is a passive regen..), 50 - 100 miles, I would have thought around 200+ would be the norm. I suspect DPF issue was a symptom of another fault?

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Posted by: Michael T18 - 10:th-Sep-2018, 13:19:29 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC - Replies (7)

Hi people I have bought an air induction pipe from eBay brand: DNA this is going to be a stupid question but I’m stuck on how to fit it iv been out and tryes but I don’t feel it fits correctly, and it also has a valve piece on it which I don’t know what for ??

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  5-door heated leather seats
Posted by: Rusty2009 - 9:th-Sep-2018, 15:14:36 - Forum: Parts for sale - Replies (2)

For sale full leather heated seats.
For 5-door Drivers seat needs seat rails (could quite possibly use the one off your old seat)

Will need to add the wiring from old seats for pretensioner.

Please note this is for front and rear seats only.

Driver seat does have the normal heat pad issue but does work.

A few marks but nothing major.

£250 collected from BH1 4QT.

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  Opel Astra J interior fan problem
Posted by: hejhopp123 - 9:th-Sep-2018, 14:24:31 - Forum: Astra-J/GTC Technical - Replies (3)


I have got some problem with my interior fan and with winter coming it is crucial this little thing work properly.
I will now try to explain this problem:

9/10 times the fan work as it should on step 1-6.
After going on max (step 6) for some time and I want to slow it down it start to lagg, going very uneven and sound bad, even stops working, on every stage down to zero.
If I choose full speed again it get a kick in the butt and work like a star on stage 6. 

I put it on the floor of the car to see how it looked and took my phone and record: 

Little tick-tick sound. Yesterday when I had it mounted the fan stopped so kicked it and it begin to work. 
It didnt show any signs of begin in bad shape, axel felt good in any direction and no resistance in bearings.

/Hejhopp from Sweden

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  Programming high beam assist
Posted by: husky - 8:th-Sep-2018, 20:25:24 - Forum: Retrofit Research - Replies (6)

on the windschield of my astra there is a camera for the lane departure warning, next to it there is a small lense/camera facing forward. it is just beneath the sensor for the light/rain.
I read that this lense/camera is the one for high beam assist. My car does not have this option from the factory. I read that other cars come with the second camera and again high beam assist is not prsent.
My question is: Is it possible to program some module with TECH2 (My friend have it) and enable the high beam assist?
Thank you

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  Hi all
Posted by: shayne66 - 7:th-Sep-2018, 22:09:03 - Forum: Introduction Area - Replies (7)

Hi everyone, after owning my GTC for 1 year now i'd thought a hello was due.

Picked up a 2016 1.6t Limited Edition after my previous car was written off and happened to stumble across the GTC by off chance.

Personally think the favorite thing about the car is the flex-ride system. Seems to handle on any road with little effort and makes driving the car a joy.

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