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Opel Astra J: passenger seat belt warning isn't working, does it affect airbags?

Yes, the passenger seat belt warning chime and the passenger present systems are linked. I can't speak about Opel directly, I'm familiar with Mazda and Honda. The way the passenger present systems ...
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Are thick bands of rust on brake rotor indicative of a braking issue?

The inside band is not an issue. There is space between where the brake rides on the rotor (the shiny part) and the hat (the hub area). There has to be space here to allow the rotor to rotate ...
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Cause of limp mode in Vauxhall Astra which ECU code is relevant?

Essentially you have put 10 milliliters of oil in your gastank I have done this before with more oil than that on accident into my truck. My solution was to fill the tank to the top and dilute it as ...
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Strange Artifacts on Astra H Info Display. Scratches?

The LCD panel is failing internally and will need replacing with another one. There is no way to repair the panel itself.
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Starter solenoid clicking continuously

The car will be fine, that's just the noise the starter motor/solenoid makes when the battery is flat. The solenoid switches on the motor and engages the motor's gear with the flywheel, allowing it ...
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Vauxhall Astra Rear Jet Washer

I just did this last weekend. It is an easy job! The consensus on must of the Vauxhall/Opel forums is not to try and poke anything into the hole, you'll just ram the blockage further inside the nozzle....
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Astra MK6 - when warm, rough idle and shudders while accelerating

I don't know that particular car well, but maybe a vacuum leak? Perhaps it's at the intake manifold, and worsening as the parts warm up, expand, and mating surfaces change shape?
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Replace whole turbocharger or only the waste-gate actuator?

This is an opinion question, so you may get varied answers. This is my opinion. In my experience, I have found it is always best to start with the simple and work toward the difficult. In your case, ...
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Replace whole turbocharger or only the waste-gate actuator?

It really depends on which part is sticking. If I've reconnoitered your turbo correctly, it has a built in wastegate. If it's the wastegate which is sticking and not the actuator, then you're wasting ...
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What is the button near oil dipstick in Astra G

It is warning you to read the manual before you open it. I assume that is is for the auto transmission that it is fitted to the car. It looks like you lift the black handle 90 degrees to release the ...
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I went to start my car and nothing happened and no sound

Could be a few things.. If you or a friend can do the basic testing. Try the following... Firstly.. Check your battery terminals are making good contact with the battery, and that they are tightened ...
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Cause of limp mode in Vauxhall Astra which ECU code is relevant?

I'm having trouble seeing the "oil event" and the "limp mode" as being related. When you added the oil, it was – as @DucatiKiller pointed out – only about 10 ml. This went into about 48 liters of fuel....
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Stopped to put petrol in my car drove out the garage went 3 mile car cut now wont start

Check the receipt from the garage to ensure it really was unleaded petrol that you purchased.
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Vauxhall Astra Rear Jet Washer

Do you have a Haynes manual or similar for the car? They usually describe how to remove the various bits of trim... Before trying to remove the trim, have you tried cleaning the nozzle out with the ...
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do diesel engines have Idle Air Control Valve?

it turned out that the car was tuned and it had some extra electronic that was connected to the computer and the fuel pump. This wasn't a native part of the car and it was hidden. We founded after ...
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do diesel engines have Idle Air Control Valve?

Diesel not have idle control valve as there is no concept of throttling and therefore no throttle pressure sensor One of the possibility could be a bad Acceleration pedal sensor which can give a ...
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2008 Vauxhall Astra AC not blowing cold but there is gas in the system

Has it got the clutchless compressor or the clutch equipped one (have a look in the engine bay and tell me if there's a wire coming from the compressor's pulley or a wire coming from the compressor's ...
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2001 Opel Astra 2.0 diesel - service light comes on on idle, goes out when driving

I found the issue. A small vacuum hose that goes from the vacuum pump to the turbine (waste gate, I assume) was disconnected during the emissions test and just left hanging. It's in a difficult-to-see ...
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Noise from gearbox since new brake pads and discs

In most cars with automatic transmission, if not all, it is normal to hear a "clicking" sound from underneath the gear selector. Pressing the brake pedal activates the brake switch, which disengages ...
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2006 vauxhall astra keeps having battery drained and wont start

I would try using a multimeter that can measure DC current to see which circuits are drawing power with the ignition off. The radio should draw some, and the alarm (if your car has one) and whatever ...
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Mysterious coolant leak HOLDEN ASTRA

The engine size was not provided. This suggestion is for the 2.2 litre engine. The water pump on the 2.2 litre engine is driven by the timing chain. If it is leaking from the front seal this will ...
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Astra H Oil found in coolant

The part number that solved my problem is 24405911. It is known as Oil Pump front main gasket. When one will replace it it will remove the timing belt, thus consider replace them together.
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Stopped to put petrol in my car drove out the garage went 3 mile car cut now wont start

Are you sure you've not put unleaded into a diesel? Was the vehicle almost out of fuel when you topped up. If so it could be an air lock somewhere in the fuel system. Also perhaps bad fuel from the ...
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Diagnosing stuck temperature gauge on Vauxhall Astra Mk3/F

The issue is either the sender (most likely), the gauge, or the wiring between them. Some vehicles have a separate sender for the gauge. The usual way to test the sender is to measure the resistance ...
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Throttle body sucking oil into the engine

There shouldn't be "heavy sucking of air into the TB" when the hose is disconnected unless your air filter is totally blocked. Try removing your air filter and retest. However, excessive crankcase ...
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Can I add a fuel filter to an Astra H 2005 Z16XEP

It is a tank filter most likely and needs changing every 40k, see here : http://www.vauxhallownersnetwork.co.uk/index.php?threads/astra-1-6vvt-petrol-fuel-filter-location.278296/ As for adding a ...
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Why do we need coolant in throttle valve body inlet in Opel Astra H?

The reason they have coolant running through the throttle body is to prevent frosting in cold weather. If you live in a warm weather area, you can bypass this in most cases. One of the problems with ...
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"007 astra 1.6 vvt how does the inlet manifold vacuum flaps work and the point of them?

As engine speed increases, the flaps are gradually opened until, at around 2,000 rpm, they are parallel to the airflow and present virtually no resistance. Their purpose is to ensure that the air ...
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My reverse lights stay on when I'm driving

The most likely cause of that is a failed switch, in this case failing in the 'on' position. You can check this by disconnecting the wiring from the switch (which will either be on the gearbox or near ...
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Can I replace my AC Compressor myself? 2008 Vauxhall Astra 1.9

Changing compressor is pretty easy on your car, however you have to go and fill it at some car shop. Your compressor is on the top of alternator, so it's easy to access and take off. If I remember ...
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