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    New on Astra, bunch of questions

    Hi guys! I hope you are fine!

    I am writing because I bought a new Astra (2 liter turbo, 200hp, six gears)last week and I have some questions that neither dealer nor the owner's manual could answer, so I hope you can bring me some help.

    First of all, I understand that the turbo blows at 0.85 bar; is that ok? Does it blows strongewr when the sport switch is activated?

    Now that the sport switch came out, what does it do? I think that my car doesn't have CDC because I don't have an IDC+ light in the dashboard, am I ok?

    Finally, how do you use the front headlamps washers? I also don't know if my car is equipped with that or no, but the bumper has the cut for both washers!!

    Thanks in advance guys; best regards

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    Welcome to the site.

    I can't answer all your questions, but I'll answer what I can.

    Sport switch firms up the suspension, as I think all UK cars have CDC (correct me if I'm wrong), and enhances throttle responce. Holding it down turns off the ESP for cornering and tyre burning fun.

    Headlight washers are only fitted to the cars with Xenon lights. If you have the Xenons, the washers will activate when you have the lights on and activate the windscreen washer. I suspect yours just has blanks.
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    Thanks ZS

    Hi over there! Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the answers!

    Then my car does not have washers, since it does not have Xenon; In fact non of the Astra's sold in México have Xenon, i guess it is for marketing pruposes because that way they keep a difference in the price between Astra and Vectra.

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    i'm sure the headlight washers work every 3rd time on doing the windscreen washer. but if u have blanks they won't
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