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    "Paperclip" testing

    Hi All

    Been having a few problems lately with my 2.2 Astra. Yesterday i was just driving along when a light appeared on my dash. My handbook informed me that this light represents that the car has gone into a different electronic management system, or possibly that there is an emissions fault!!!!!!

    My brother, who has a vectra GSI, has the same problem last month, and was able to download from the Vectra Sport website, whats known as the "paperclip" test. This enabled him to idenify what the electrical fault was wrong, and it turned out to be the coil pack.

    Can anyone tell me is there a similar test for the Astra to help me diagnose the fault on my car???

    Thanks

    Matthew

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    Don't think this works on any MK4, you need to go to a dealer and get it on their Tech2 system

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    www.topbuzz.co.uk will tell you all you need to know about fault code reading etc.

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    it only works on tech1 ifink

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