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Hi All,

Your friendly neighbourhood Vauxhall Service Advisor here with some much needed clarity as there is a lot of conflicting information around these two issues with the Astra K.

Fuel Gauge / Tank Issue:

Contact your Dealership and ask them to carry out Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 3245.

The dealership will need to program the P16 instrument cluster with latest software available in TIS2WEB/SPS.

It affects all VIN's/Chassis numbers between G8000000 and G8060668. If the last 8 digits of your chassis number fall in this range call your local dealership . The software update takes an hour or so and will need to be applied by one of their better trained technicians so expect to leave it for half a day / the day depending on the size of the dealership and staff levels.

This will be covered by warranty and there will be no charge to you at all in the first 3 years / 60,000 miles of the vehicles life.

Android Auto Software Update - Now Available!:

Please refer to the following FAQ direct from Opel/Vauxhall: http://docdro.id/Qmd8T4a

As of Monday 16/05/2016 Opel & Vauxhall have released the software update for Android Auto for any Model Year Insignia's or Astra K's that did not have it factory fitted. This update can be applied to ALL Model Year 2016 Astra K's and Insignia's. Keep in mind even if you picked up your vehicle last year (2015) it will still be classed as Model Year 2016 as this is the first year of full production.

You must have Radio Units: RF700 touch OR RF900 Navi (Navi900)

The update is useful even for Apple users as it also provides voice recognition and navigation improvements alongside list scrolling to make menu navigation easier. If you live in Germany you also get TMCPro as part of the update.

PLEASE NOTE: This is considered an extra feature by Vauxhall and will be charged for. It will not be covered by warranty or Vauxhall Customer Care. If you want the update you must pay the dealership Service Department the fee that they quote. The key point to note is the dealership sets the price and not Vauxhall so prices may vary. I would estimate, working in this environment daily, that most dealers will charge 1 hour at their hourly labour rate. The reason for this is it is quite an involved process. It involves covering the daylight sensor of the car, re-programming the touch screen, radio and Instrument Panel Cluster and finally conducting a fault code readout and deleting any fault codes. This is a good hours labour for an experienced diagnostic technician as they will want to test operation afterward (preferably with a member of staff's Android Auto to confirm it works).

Approach your dealer and ask for:

DACT4166 to be carried out reference MY16 RF700 touch & RF900 navi Android Auto (phone projection) software update.

Keep in mind this was only made available this week and most front desk / call centre staff WILL NOT know anything about it. I would personally recommend popping into the dealership in person and having a discussion with a member of staff in person.

I hope this helps you all :) :D
 

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Hi

Thanks I'll take that information to my dealer and hopefully I can finally get the update done (my VIN is in the range).

Cheers

Paul
 

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pff, that's terrible service from Opel!
advertising for android auto and then asking extra money for it? :-(
 

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andy666 said:
pff, that's terrible service from Opel!
advertising for android auto and then asking extra money for it? :-(
In the UK they didn't advertise Android Auto on the Nav models, I can't say about other countries though.
 

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stegre said:
I ordered a Astra in February, it has not been built yet.
Are these updates going to be installed or do the dealer have to install it for me?
Do I have to pay for the Android Auto update?
If you take a look at the document in the first post, it has the following:

Q: I just ordered my new O/V Astra/Insignia with Navi 900 / Touch R700 IntelliLink. Does the update apply to my new
car as well?
A: If your vehicle is/was built after June 1, 2016 then your Navi 900 / Touch R700 IntelliLink will already include all
features of the update.

So that answers your question.
 

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drey_p said:
stegre said:
I ordered a Astra in February, it has not been built yet.
Are these updates going to be installed or do the dealer have to install it for me?
Do I have to pay for the Android Auto update?
If you take a look at the document in the first post, it has the following:

Q: I just ordered my new O/V Astra/Insignia with Navi 900 / Touch R700 IntelliLink. Does the update apply to my new
car as well?
A: If your vehicle is/was built after June 1, 2016 then your Navi 900 / Touch R700 IntelliLink will already include all
features of the update.

So that answers your question.
Thank you I missed that line.

Just got a mail from my dealer and he told me it will be delivered in August :( so I guess it will be built after June.
6 month delivery time is a long waiting time and Im not going to be able to have it on my vacation.
 

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Thank for the info I'm on holiday at the moment my car at the dealership waiting to be collected shall I copied and paste this info to the dealership so my car be ready with the new update :D in Spain at for another week cheers buddy
 

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1900sr said:
andy666 said:
pff, that's terrible service from Opel!
advertising for android auto and then asking extra money for it? :-(
In the UK they didn't advertise Android Auto on the Nav models, I can't say about other countries though.
this is a link from the Belgian Opel site:

http://nl.opel.be/onze-modellen/showroom/personenwagens/astra-sportstourer-2015/index.html#connectivity

If you click the arrow right you will see it clearly marks 'Apple car play' and 'Android auto' in bold. :-(

it's also in the printed brochure so I think I wil insist on getting a free install...
 

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If you click on the 'More Information' link it states: The compatibility and certain features may vary depending on the type of device and operating system version.
Cars 2 Android ™ only available for R 4.0 IntelliLink®.

This really should be a free upgrade as you would think anybody that has shelled out for Navi900 would automatically get this on the premium head unit.

I have been really disappointed with the confusion over what spec you will actually get, the misleading advertising I've come across and having to really read the small print with everything Vauxhall.
 

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Jeff16150 said:
andy666
If you click on the 'More Information' link it states: The compatibility and certain features may vary depending on the type of device and operating system version.
Cars 2 Android ™ only available for R 4.0 IntelliLink®.

This really should be a free upgrade as you would think anybody that has shelled out for Navi900 would automatically get this on the premium head unit.

I have been really disappointed with the confusion over what spec you will actually get, the misleading advertising I've come across and having to really read the small print with everything Vauxhall.
I saw that too but in the brochure on page 45 it says:
Navi intellilink 900
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- compatible with apply carplay and android auto (2)
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(2) android auto expected in Belgium in 2016.

link
http://nl.opel.be/content/dam/Opel/Europe/belgium/nscwebsite/nl_BE/11_Brochure_Library/New_Astra/NEW_ASTRA-SPORTS_TOURER-BROCHURE-NL.pdf
 

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After reading arcumfox's enlightening post I called my dealer, not my local but the one I bought my car from and told them their was an official software update available and quoted some of the section posted, they called me back within the hour to offer the upgrade for free and booked me in for 2 weeks time.

Personally I want to thank arcumfox for sharing this vital info and helping me get a major feature that I thought was available when I was purchasing the car.
 

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Proph said:
After reading arcumfox's enlightening post I called my dealer, not my local but the one I bought my car from and told them their was an official software update available and quoted some of the section posted, they called me back within the hour to offer the upgrade for free and booked me in for 2 weeks time.

Personally I want to thank arcumfox for sharing this vital info and helping me get a major feature that I thought was available when I was purchasing the car.
Nice one, that's decent customer service.
 

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Hi ArcanumFox,

Thank you for the information that you shared in this post.

Unfortunately, my dealer is unable (does not know?) how to find the document DACT4166.

Still, he manage to install the update just for "K74".

On a german forum i found some informations that 3 modules should be programmed:

K74 HMI
A11 Radio
P16 (for UDD)

See attached picture.

Do you have the full procedure?

Currently they ask for a VCI code to Opel for my car - i think this is not the right steps to follow.... as nobody who updated speak about VCI programming.... I don't want to make some bad steps on my car and then to try to fix some other issues......

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