Steering lock problem

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Boroboy
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Re: Steering lock problem

Post by Boroboy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:01 pm

astraowner wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:40 pm
Boroboy wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Exactly. I did get a reply from the Tec department, after contacting vaux customer services and ringing 3 dealerships about it. Basically said as it wasn't a factory option on my car, they can't/won't change it or authorise an update to the dealer to enable them to do so. I tried arguing until I was blue in the face, regarding safety implications of a faulty self braking system. To no avail. I just turn it off now. Can live with that.
This is exactly the reason why they should not be allowed to lock down their cars with VCI codes with encryption that only they can give you.

I REALLY hope some day, someone cracks this whole VCI part and releases a tool so that independent garages can service these cars also.

There is SO much nowadays that is pure software. It's nearly impossible to do anything on your own.

If your radio stops working, you can not buy a second hand one from a scrapper and fit it. Nooo, it will need to go to vauxhall for coding. Atleast on older vauxhall's you would get the access code to do these things yourself.
Agree. A lot of us own our cars, so we should have the right to do with it as we wish. I did a lot of retro programming using Opcom on my previous Astra H. Those were the days ... :lol:
Maybe what goes round, comes round. I'd much prefer a car I could actually fully repair myself. Especially with ECU access and programming.


Redman
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Astra Model: Astra elite nav 150
Astra Colour: red

Re: Steering lock problem

Post by Redman » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:23 pm

Drifting a bit off topic, anyway booked it in at the dealers so let's see what they have to say. They provisionally looked at it on Monday and agreed it didn't seem right.


Boroboy
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Re: Steering lock problem

Post by Boroboy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:08 pm

Redman wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:23 pm
Drifting a bit off topic, anyway booked it in at the dealers so let's see what they have to say. They provisionally looked at it on Monday and agreed it didn't seem right.
Apologies for the drift off topic.
Hope you get it sorted, keep us posted.


astraowner
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Astra Model: 2016 Astra K 1.6 110HP
Astra Options: Lane assist, dual zone Climate Control.
Astra Colour: Asteroid Grey

Re: Steering lock problem

Post by astraowner » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:34 pm

Boroboy wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:01 pm
Agree. A lot of us own our cars, so we should have the right to do with it as we wish. I did a lot of retro programming using Opcom on my previous Astra H. Those were the days ... :lol:
Maybe what goes round, comes round. I'd much prefer a car I could actually fully repair myself. Especially with ECU access and programming.
Yeah me too, on my Zafira, i changed the radio from CD30 til DVD90, the screen from GID to CID, added RearSeatAudio, added rain and light sensor, dimming rear view mirror, and enabled a lot of features as well and also retrofitted a UHP-4 bluetooth and enabled it.

With the Astra K i can barely change a bulb, without needing a visit to the garage and a VCI code. (Intellilux owner will certainly not be able to change a headlamp without a visit to VX)
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.


Redman
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Astra Model: Astra elite nav 150
Astra Colour: red

Re: Steering lock problem

Post by Redman » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:50 pm

M1chaelR wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:01 pm
No problem, hope it works!
It seems to work every time if I either leave it a couple of seconds as you say or move the steering wheel more slowly.


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