I recently purchased a Vectra Elite 3.2 V6 privately....lovely car....well..it was for around 2 weeks...it now will not start!!!.
In the first week I had episode of the infamous " spanner through car " light come on when I switched on the ignition,,,which then took about 3 attempts to turn the car over. The car eventually started and the light went out.
It was fine for about 2 weeks but now will not start at all. I drove home from work with no issues, parked up as normal,,,but this morning,,,the car will simply not turn over and the warning light is staying on all the time when the ignition is on.
The battery was flattened so had to replace that at a nice healthy £95!!...but I need the car for work 40miles away.....and even if I could get it started...I'm not sure if I would trust it to get me home again!
I contacted my local Vauxhall service centre who said they could do a diagnostic for £75..........then asked me to drive the car down...errr....I can't....IT WONT START?!
I am about to invest in a tech2 module that connects via USB into a laptop...but this is going to take a while to arrive....a lot longer than I have to get this sorted out anyway....
Any ideas or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance....