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How to remove unoriginal USB cable on the dashboard?

In my Opel Meriva B, I have this unoriginal USB cable going out of the top of the dashboard. It was already there as I bought the car from the previous owner. I never used the cable and I would like ...
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Can i use old ecu on replacement enigine with same model number

so basically head gasket went in my zafira, engine number z16xep. After all the damage to pistons and cylinder etc it is cheaper to get replacement engine.. that's what I did. Its the same 1.6 twin ...
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My Opel Astra 2000 1.6 randomly sometines Switches off whenever Moving from gear 5 downhill to Neutral

Hey guys I Urgently need help with my Opel Astra 1.6 2000 for I work with it.. It doesn't have HARD starting nor rough idle,but Tends to want to Switch off at times whenever Driving from Gear 5 to ...
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Opel Corsa 1.7 DTI -2009

The spanner light flashes... when I tried starting the vehicle it starts for a second or 2 then switches off. I disconnected the battery terminals and reconnected them after 30 minutes. problem still ...
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Chip tuning simultaneously decreasing fuel consumption and increasing performance

Recently, I came across the webpage of a tuning shop where the shop claims that by doing chip tuning they can simultaneously achieve superior performance and less fuel consumption (based on how they ...
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How can I find out where pre-cut lead-through under glove compartment for passenger compartment heater on Opel Corsa Combo 2015 goes?

I'm about to mount a passenger compartment heater cable on my Opel Corsa Combo 2015, but I'm a bit unsure how to use the dedicated lead-through. Under the glove compartment there are two pre-cut holes ...
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Opel Astra H - lowering original temperature the fan kicks in

I have got Astra H, Z16XEP engine. The engine operates in very high temperatures originally - 105-113°C. I want to lower a bit temperature the radiator fan kicks in: currently 113°. How that could be ...
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Opel Corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 Fuel Delivery Problem

I have an opel corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 model. I serviced my car recently and after I serviced the car it wouldn't start. It turned over but it wouldn't start. I primed the diesel filter by pouring ...
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2001 Opel Astra 2.0 diesel - service light comes on on idle, goes out when driving

After the engine gets a bit warm (less than 80C), whenever I stop and the engine RPM go down to idling (or I put it in neutral while driving), service light comes on. When I start driving and ...
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New windshield wipers seem ineffective

My car, a 2004 Opel Astra, has new windshield wipers. Whenever I go to use them (since it's the start of winter right now) they wipe some water off, but it's never a "clean" wipe (like a .. ...
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No pressure on the clutch master and slave cylinder changed leaking on the bottom of the gear box

Opel astra 2007 1.4 slave and master cylinder replaced but still the leak on the gear box underneath can be seen when you pumping the clutch
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Car seems to be not dynamic enough, accelerates poorly

The car is Opel Astra H (2006, 1.6L). I'm having problems with this as the symptoms don't appear all the time so it's hard for a mechanic to diagnose. Since i bought the car i had slight problems with ...
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Excessive gas in the cylinders (Opel Vectra A 1994 engine 20NE)

There is not any ECU fault. When the connector of the temperature sensor is connected, the injectors spray excessive gas and it makes the start hard and also causes an unstable idling. But when its ...
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ECU fault codes (OPEL Vectra A 1994 engine 20NE)

I have really hard start, bad idling, and sometimes engine goes off gradually in about 5 seconds. I've done the paper clip test with the 10 pin ALDL connector and the error codes are: code 21 ...
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Adjusting air flow meter (Opel Vectra A 1994)

Is it possible to diy adjust the air flow meter of the mentioned car? if so, how and what do i need? Opel Vectra A 2.0 1994 engine: 20NE Thanks The AFM box was sealed and clean. I just opened the ...
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Opel Vectra A 1994 Service/Repair Manual [closed]

yes, it's a tired buddy, not from exploring the roads but from the previous owners' behavior.There is not any authorized repair shop in my country and i give up on spending for nothing. I feel like a ...
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Opel Zafira A enters safe mode above 3500 rpm

I have Zafira A (2002) 2.0 dti and recently when engine reaches about 3500 rpm (regardless gear or speed) it enters safe mode and won't go above 2500 rpm, also loses power. Ofcourse, after I stop the ...
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Notice "Broken right city light" in Opel Astra J, but with good tail lights

I have a 2011 Opel Astra J that shows two notices on start-up: broken right city light (message shown is in Dutch, my translation) service brake lights (message shown is in Dutch, my translation). ...
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Is it safe to add fuel filter(s) to a car

I have an OPEL ASTRA H (A04) | 2004.01-2014.05 - 1.6 (L48) - 1598ccm 105pk petrol car, which has the fuel filter built into the fuel pump, which is located in the tank. The pump and fuel filter are ...
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Corsa 1.7 DTI no Boost at low rpms

I own a Corsa c 1.7 DTI (Isuzu) engine which is having issues with boost. Problem describe: When i start driving from 0 rmp to 2.5 is going very low.. After 2.5 rpms it will start getting as normal, ...
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Ignition turn off

I use Opel Corsa D 1.3cdti. The ignition mostly turns off when I’m descending hill with neutral gear. What could be the problem?
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Car has a vibration when driven more than 120km/h

I use opel corsa CDi 1.4. I was able to drive more than 160km/h but lately it’s hard to drive more than 120km/h. Steer begins to shake after 120km/h and goes to even 140km/h. What could be the ...
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Gearbox vibrates vibrates on 1st gear and reverse

Opel astr g z18xe 2001.i have just changed my clutch plate only not the pressure and flywheel plate. Gear box vibrates when it is on 1st gear even on reverse. Why?
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car will not turn over when key turned

I have a 2005 Opel Corsa 1.2 petrol. The car will not turn over when key turned. The dash lights are not on,( headlights, radio, c/locking are working) wipers not working when ignition on. The battery ...
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Car manual recommends ACEA A3/B4 oil, service personal put ACEA A3/B3. Is this a big deal? Will the car break down?

2007 Opel Vivaro 2.0 CDTI (Diesel) no DPF Milage: 220 000 km They used Kroon Oil emperol diesel 10W-40: ACEA A3/B3 API SL/CF MB 229.1 VW 501.01/505.00 https://www.kroon-oil.com/en/catalogue/...
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What is difference whether the silencer has got one or two exhaust pipes?

My 1999 Opel Vectra B has got one exhaust pipe at the silencer. Now I have to exchange it and see models with one either two exhaust pipes. What's the difference?
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Opel 2.0 CDTI when revved past 2500 rpm won't pull

My 2014 Opel/Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTI with a manual transmission has some acceleration problems in 4th 5th 6th gears. In those higher gears if I floor the gas pedal, the car will accelerate and ...
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What is the component near air filter in Astra G

In my Opel Astra G selection 1.4 I found a blue plug connection, what might be its use? It's near the air filter.
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Thermostat Throttle Body Heater Inlet Pipe Astra-H 55574685 or 55354563

Throttle Body Heater Inlet Pipe has cracked on my Opel/Holden Astra-H 2008, engine Z18XER (chevrolet F18D4). I need Throttle Body Water Inlet Pipe 55354563 It will cost me about 40$ But similar ...
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Astra h 1.9 88kw 2006

I am having problems with Astra h 1.9 88kw 2006, it's constantly going in limp mode during driving, once I put it on diagnostics it's saying gas pedal, I change it and still have a problem, can ...
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Spark jumping off wires and into any ground near them. Wires are new

I have an old opel astra 2.0 8v. Thing is car idles rough and you can feel it misfiring very often, mostly at idle. In the dark you can see 3 of 4 cylinders have the spark jumping off the wire boot ...
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Strange Artifacts on Astra H Info Display. Scratches?

I'm having a problem on my car (2008 Astra H). Since a couple of weeks it's showing some kind of artifacts on the central LCD screen. The screen is not tactile. Touching it doesn't seem to help. I don'...
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Radiator fan not turning on automatically

Make and model: 1999 Opel Corsa 1.3l My radiator fan doesn't turn on automatically when the engine starts heating up. I have to stop the car and physically plug it out to work. Any suggestions on ...
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In a opel zafira 2008 oil leaking into the coolant bottle

I have a opel zafira 2008 it has oil leaking into the coolant bottle but I had a compression test done and it came back fine so what else could it be
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Opel Vivaro not starting after reversed jumped cables attached

just the other day i inadvertently reversed the polarity when attaching jump cables to my opel vivaro van, it was 6am and i was working with a torch and didnt realise until i hooked the live up on the ...
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Opel vectra 1997 temperature gauge not working

I have 97 Opel vectra, temperature gauge stopped working all of a sudden, I first suspected that the thermostat failed so, I made sure I got 12V from the input wire then I just replaced the thermostat ...
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Weirdest power loss pattern

I've a CDTI Opel Meriva from 2003. It started having this weird issue 2~ years ago and it hasn't really improved or worsened, but I've taken it to the official Opel service and various mechanics and ...
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Revs go up, but car doesn't increase in speed while shifting. Trouble accelerating

I have a 1.2L Corsa B automatic, and I'm having trouble accelerating. I can only get to 60 mph slowly on flat roads, and about 30-40 on a hill but 70-80 mph downhill. I can feel it hesitating when ...
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Still in limp home mode after fixing turbo hose

I have just replaced a split turbo hose on my 2011 Vauxhall insignia. However after clearing the fault on the ECU the engine is still in limp home mode and the car says "Service vehicle soon" on ...
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What damage can you cause by a parking lot collision without visible dents?

Couple of days ago my car was parked in front of another car. Given that I needed more space to get out of the parking spot, I drove backwards and hit the front of the car behind me. I got out of the ...
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Hi I’ve got a 2013 insignia 2.0CDTI coolant problems

Coolant warning message keeps coming up on dash checked level ok replaced sensor but message keeps coming up help
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Opel Vectra 1.9CDTI 2008 caravan, clutch making a strange noise

I have a Opel Vectra 2008 1.9CDTI caravan. It has 177 000 kilometers behind. I got the gearbox changed to a refitted M32 at local garage. Before the gearbox was changed i got the clutch and DMF ...
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What is this funny noise coming from my car only when I reverse?

My 2003 Opel Agila is making a really funny grinding/squealing noise coming from the front of the car only when I reverse, also when I go forwards sometimes you can hear it but it's really quiet, it's ...
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corsa 1.2 2007 drain battery

I have corsa 1.2 2007 keep losing charge. in the morning start normal. but in the evening not start I try with new battery same things when I plog off the battery wire on the evening car start normal ...
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Opel Astra G 2.0 dti powerloss at high speed

I recently bought 2001 Astral 2.0 dti (74 kw engine, 240 000 km) and just changed the oil and filters. Today I went for a short drive on a highway and since the road was clear, I decided to test the ...
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Opel Asta and Chevrolet Cruse VS Hyundai IX35 and Mitsubishi ASX

Opel Astra and Chevrolet Cruse are both belong to GM and share same engine named Z18XER and F18D4. The engine was born in around 2007 and 10 years later it is still being installed on new cars. I put ...
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Why do we need coolant in throttle valve body inlet in Opel Astra H?

Opel Astra H has an electric driven throttle valve. As I know, coolant in throttle valve body would control bimetal plate responsible for warming up. Why can't it control warm up process based on ...
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Corse Ecoflex 1.0 oil cap blew off

I was driving home on Friday and with about 3 miles to go hit a pothole pretty hard (no idea if this has anything to do with it) but also noticed it started to smoke when idle (redlight road works as ...
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Engine firing up but dying immediately

The car in question is a ~15year old Opel Corsa C: The engine starts immediately, without any problems. After 2-5 seconds of running the engine just cuts off. There is a blinking CEL, but my reader ...
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Replace whole turbocharger or only the waste-gate actuator?

I have an Opel Astra H Caravan 2008 1.7 CDTI 81kW (type 0035/AHO). I started having some problems with the turbocharger. After reaching a certain velocity on the highway the car suddenly loses power ...
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