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by CharlieMike
Mon May 20, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Infotainment - Corrupt & flashing screen
Replies: 7
Views: 3343

Re: Infotainment - Corrupt & flashing screen

So I got my car back from the dealer on 16th May and they just replaced the "whole unit" straight away rather than just the screen and it's all working fine now. I used quotes around "whole unit" because that's what I was told but I'm not quite sure what the guy really meant by that. I expected a sy...
by CharlieMike
Thu May 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: New recall
Replies: 259
Views: 40280

Re: New recall

Finally got my car back after just shy of three months, couple of questions, are they supposed to come back clean, I’ve picked it up and it’s thilfy, inside and out, also a lot more miles on the car which I’m assuming is part of the recall? And to top it off the glove box and boot contents are scat...
by CharlieMike
Wed May 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Electric parking brake fault
Replies: 9
Views: 2351

Re: Electric parking brake fault

I had a 60 plate Astra J with electronic handbrake that released and nearly crushed me against a wall (I was looking the other way as it rolled back toward me and only just noticed before it hit me!). Cost me a new bumper and respray only 2 months after buying it. After I brief fling with a 1 series...
by CharlieMike
Wed May 08, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Car keeps pulling left
Replies: 37
Views: 5258

Re: Car keeps pulling left

Steering angle sensor!!! Yes I forgot I had the same fault on a BMW 1 series! It took the dealer 3 attempts to correct the wheel alignment before they figured that one out. Many Astra K's appear to suffer from pulling to the left so I wonder if this is becoming a common fault on this car. Mine still...
by CharlieMike
Wed May 08, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Infotainment - Corrupt & flashing screen
Replies: 7
Views: 3343

Re: Infotainment - Corrupt & flashing screen

Hi Nathan, Sorry I haven't been replied - been away from the site for a while. Mine is also a 66 Astra SRI nav 1.4t and I'm still waiting for the car to be looked at!!! I need a courtesy car and the soonest they could give me one is 16th May(!) so I'll have to post an update once they've seen it. Th...
by CharlieMike
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Creaky doors?
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Re: Creaky doors?

They also use gummi pflege
by CharlieMike
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Creaky doors?
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Re: Creaky doors?

Silicone is well known to cause this issue. Usually they get contaminated by silicone in car shampoos.


gummi pflege is said to be quite effective at stopping it and preventing it in the long run. BMW drivers swear by it. Never tried it myself though.
by CharlieMike
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Alloy wheel corrosion update
Replies: 18
Views: 4377

Re: Alloy wheel corrosion update

Sounds great. I'll have to keep an eye on mine to see what happens. Only got 6 months left on warranty.
by CharlieMike
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Infotainment - Corrupt & flashing screen
Replies: 7
Views: 3343

Re: Infotainment - Corrupt & flashing screen

In a way it's good see that somebody has had the issue and that it was resolved easily enough. Mine is booked in but because they couldn't provide a courtesy car sooner, it's going to be 10th May. I say courtesy car, but actually they don't have any cars so it's going to be a transit van.
by CharlieMike
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Car keeps pulling left
Replies: 37
Views: 5258

Re: Car keeps pulling left

I had an Astra J years ago which gave me no end of problems with alignment/tracking. I tried several different places to get alignment done. No joy. Eventually I went to the "Wheel Alignment Centre" in Southampton and the guy there spotted the issue straight away. First thing he did was measure the ...

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