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    Default I fixed me car

    Atlast I've managed to get my Vectra Air bag light out
    After taking it to Vauxhall twice n being charged £600 on wasted time and parts I've sorted it meself
    Seems at first my original airbag module was faulty which was fair do's
    But the dealers then gave me bum info telling me I had to buy new as a 2nd deployed unit I had couldnt be reused, which they later found could be, but only after I brought the new unit for £200
    Anyway after telling me my car still had faults that could be this or that I decided to have a go meself.
    So I brought me a diagnostic scanner that seemed to me to show the n/s seat airbag at fault?
    So tonight I pulled the seat air bag out to have a look.
    I couldn't see anything wrong so just reseated the seats air bag plug
    Anyway the light has now gone out (thank **** as its only been on for mths lol)
    Yes I'm a bid pi55ed off as I believe they should have spotted this (or knew?) but I think I'm happier now its fixed

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    Great news for you bad news for the dealers you were going to take it you will now be sending a very strong letter to them and to vauxhall head office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 900ss View Post
    Atlast I've managed to get my Vectra Air bag light out
    After taking it to Vauxhall twice n being charged £600 on wasted time and parts I've sorted it meself
    Seems at first my original airbag module was faulty which was fair do's
    But the dealers then gave me bum info telling me I had to buy new as a 2nd deployed unit I had couldnt be reused, which they later found could be, but only after I brought the new unit for £200
    Anyway after telling me my car still had faults that could be this or that I decided to have a go meself.
    So I brought me a diagnostic scanner that seemed to me to show the n/s seat airbag at fault?
    So tonight I pulled the seat air bag out to have a look.
    I couldn't see anything wrong so just reseated the seats air bag plug
    Anyway the light has now gone out (thank **** as its only been on for mths lol)
    Yes I'm a bid pi55ed off as I believe they should have spotted this (or knew?) but I think I'm happier now its fixed
    Name & shame

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    I there any chance they might refund you? Would be well pi55ed off if it was my hard earned money!

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    name and shame
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    Quote Originally Posted by carteg View Post
    Great news for you bad news for the dealers you were going to take it you will now be sending a very strong letter to them and to vauxhall head office.
    Tbh I donít want to waste any more of my time with Vauxhall or their products
    This is the first time Iíve ever really required dealer assistance, esp as I thought the work was way over my head, but after this I donít think I would bother with them again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
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    Camden Vauxhall, Aylesbury

    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I there any chance they might refund you? Would be well pi55ed off if it was my hard earned money!
    No, I brought the new control unit from another dealers who gave me a better price.
    It does say on the receipt non returnable (elec item) so will prob ebay it to get some of my costs back

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
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    As above

    I'm no trained VX mechanic, but if joe adverage off the steet can sort it I can't see why they couldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Name & shame
    I should add they also told me I couldn't use another set of clocks so again had to buy new.
    Another crock of **** !!
    They don't know their own product, simple as that

    Imo unless its new n out of a box from them they aren't interested
    Fitters and thats all they are !

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    as you say all fitters now. in my day no computers to plug in just diagnose the problem and repair if if you could else a new part.
    makes me laugh theres a small garage were we go on hols by the coast in cromer .. got many a classsic car in .. chatting to the owner one day whilst walking our dogs..
    had an old mk2 jag in the old morse one.. said got miss fire . had too laugh told me his young apprentice spent the last 2hrs looking for the diagnostic socket.. ad said well i dont know were to start then comp willtell me whats wrong ... when owner told him prob need new points thelad didnt know were to start so doing job him self....

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    Glad you got it sorted Wyn

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