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  1. Wheel Nut Caps/Covers for Astra J VXR Alloys

    Astra J/GTC
    I recently swapped my 17" standard alloys for 18" VXR alloys on my Astra J. I'm wondering what wheel nut caps to buy for them as the caps off the original alloys do not suit as they are designed to fit into the deep bolt holes that were on the original alloys. They do fit but they stick out over...
  2. Astra J 1.6 SRi automatic gear shift problem

    Community Help
    Hi all, 2nd gear seems like it is getting stuck as it revs higher than normal before changing to third. It's very noticeable on a normal speed pull-off and even louder on a fast pull-off - it really screams. All other gear changes change as exepcted. Any ideas what the issue could be? Not taken...
  3. rattling sound first gear

    Astra J/GTC
    hi guys. when the car is in first gear and I'm releasing the clutch, i can hear a rattling sound. the sound only occurs in first gear and only when releasing the clutch in first gear, not any other gears. some relatives have told me it could be a loose exhaust mount due to speed bumps but I'm...
  4. Excessive Vapor & Cold Exhaust

    Astra J/GTC
    Astra J Sports Tourer 1.4 Turbo. I seem to have a lot of vapor from the exhaust. I know in winter and cold weather its a lot worse and im living in a cold climate where it freezes and snows this time of year and I see a lot of cars that are not warmed up emitting lots of heavy steam but my car...
  5. Astra J 5-door buying advice please

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi all Looking to pick up an Astra next weekend. Currently looking at the 2.0 CDTi in either an SRi or Elite. My price range should get me 2012-14, sub 50k I have a PDF copy of the 2011 and 2014 brochures not found anything in between yet. Does anyone have any advice on the specs I've...
  6. Possible to Upgrade Astra J Dial Display from the Smaller One to the Bigger One?

    Astra J/GTC
    I have the Astra J "Excite" model that has the smaller display between the dials and I am just wondering is it possible to upgrade to the full display that higher spec. models have. Thanks.
  7. Astra J "Excite" Displaying Errors 18, 20 and 24 After Installing HIDs and LEDs

    Astra J/GTC
    Astra J "Excite" Displaying Errors 18, 20 and 24 After Installing HIDs and LEDs So I recently installed Canbus "error free" HIDs and LEDs into my Astra J "Excite" model. The HIDs are in the dip lights and the LEDs are in the number plate lights. Error 18 and 20 are indicating and left and right...
  8. Astra J - Key stuck in ignition [resolved - posting for info]

    Astra J/GTC
    TL;DR at the bottom. I had a scary experience a couple of nights ago. Pulled-up on my drive at about 2330hrs, switched-off the engine, but the key would come out of the ignition (and therefore the electrics were still running). I started the engine again, thinking it was just a weird 'one-off'...
  9. ASTRA J 1.6 A16XER engine intermittent hesitation????

    Astra J/GTC
    Good evening all astra owners! Not been here for a while i sold my astra sri turbo and neglected my account, Anyway i now have an astra j 1.6 2013 limited edition, since owning the car the power is very intermittent and sometimes feels very bogged down lacking power sort of hesitant...
  10. Head Unit

    Astra J/GTC
    Good morning everyone, I am just in a process of buying a new car. This time I am looking at a 62plate, 2.0CDTI Elite, 44k miles, FSH. I am led to believe it is an ex Motability car and the car currently has CD400 in it. 1. Am I right in thinking that parking sensors were fitted as standard...
  11. Astra J mods...

    Astra J/GTC
    Hey all, I have had my Astra J for a year now, a lovely CDTI SRi VX-line (apparently 165bhp) in a silvery grey with the 19inch wheels. It was a spontaneous buy, which means I never had a chance to do any research but having driven an insignia for a few months I had no problems. My car has been...
  12. Opel Astra J: Easy access to contninous 12V wire?

    Astra J/GTC
    When I go on holiday (camping), I would like to charge my telephone in my car during the night. For this I want to hook up a cigarette lighter connector to the continuous 12V. When I want to charge I plug in a USB charger (so when not in use, I'm not drowning my battery) In my previous car I...
  13. Vauxhall Astra J Elite

    Astra J/GTC
    Hello everyone, I have recently bought a 63 plate vauxhall astra elite. And I'm looking to do a few things to it, I don't mean turning it into a boy racer car, but maybe making the lights brighter, adding Bluetooth to the cd400 I have in there. Just wondering if anyone had any recommendations or...
  14. 2010 Astra J intermittent loss of clutch

    Astra Technical aka The Workshop
    I have a 2010 Astra J Sports tourer 1.7 with 52000 miles on the clock. I have a recurring intermittent problem with the clutch. Usually the biting point is about half way up but it will sometimes refuse to disengage and the biting point will be right down at the floor. Occasionally the gears...
  15. Replacing Astra J Speakers

    ICE & Electrics
    Hi :) I want to replace the bobbins standard Vauxhall speakers in my Astra J but all the online how to posts most of the images have since been deleted/old posts. How easy is it to replace all 6 speakers (is it an afternoon job for example) I'm looking at upgrading them to the Focal kit...
  16. New to the forum

    New Member Introductions
    Hi All Thought id better say hi, Ive joined up after just buying an Astra J 2.0 cdti s/s It seems to be a great car so far. Bit about me Ive had various cars, some pictured below Ive had a some experience with Astra H's before, i had a 1.9 SRI CDTI as a company car before, and in my...
  17. CD400+ Or CD600 in a 2015 Astra J SRi

    Astra J/GTC
    OK as some of you know I ordered an Astra J/GTC :thumbs: 2.0 CDTI :thumbs: SRi a few weeks ago, The thing is before I ordered my car the same day I check what I'd be getting on the SRi at vauxhalls own website and it said on the SRi spec I would have the CD400+ :sus: Then a few days later I...
  18. Poorly M32

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi everyone My 2010 Astra 1.6 turbo is showing signs of the dreaded bearing failure. About 1cm of movement in 1st and 5th, and whining/whirring in 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th when hot. I did a 200 mile trip yesterday and it sounded quite awful by the end of it. 35k miles, I'm rather cheesed off...
  19. J Alloy wheel confusion!?!?!

    Astra J/GTC
    I've been looking at getting these 18" alloys for my 1.4 J (these specifically - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-ASTRA-J-MK-6-1-7-CDTI-BLACK-18-INCH-ALLOY-WHEEL-SPARE-2012-N1-/251959612431?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3aa9f6940f#shpCntId) but apparently they won't fit because they came of a...
  20. Airbag compatibility between H & J

    Astra J/GTC
    Hi Have bought a 2012 Astra Estate with front end damage (stupid mistake on Ebay!!) Looks like replacement airbags are around £700!!!!!! J's are rare in the salvage market at the moment. I can however find H's with no problem. So was just wondering if anyone knew if an H airbag would fit a J...
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