My sons best mate has just passed his test. After seeing my progress with my Astra for the past few years he decided he wanted to have an Astra as his first car. As money was tight he was limited to which version he could afford and ended up buying a 1.6 8v 5 door in red. Club model I think.
He came round tonight to show me as he has a problem, his speedo was 8mph slow. He was stopped by the police for doing 22mph and told them his speedo showed 30mph. Well I decided to take a look. The last owner has been mucking, screws were missing, captive plastic screw threads were missing. Lots was wrong, I started off doing the clocks and ended up with the entire dash in bits. No light were showing on his dash except 1 in the MFD, no others except the speedo were working at all including the light switch, rear fogs didn't work, key fob wouldn't unlock/lock the car but the central locking worked off the keyhole, the ashtray was bust and kept dropping open, the drivers little hideyhole covering the fusebox is missing, the glovebox straps are broke, cigar lighter didn't work
Well the MFD now has LEDs in it and looks very good for 2 plug and play ones, he's well pleased about that look.
The speedo had been dismantled and the needles fitted incorrectly, removed and zeroed them, should be fine now but needs checking with a GPS unit to be sure.
Fixed the light switch by swapping it with a spare I have.
Fixed the ashtray, although parts are broken I have stopped it dropping open all the time. Replaced the fuse for the cigar light as well.
Fixed the rear fogs, fuse was missing altogether
Tried syncing the key but no joy, ended up dismantling the key as the light worked when pressed but still nothing. Cleaned the contacts and bent the postive terminal upwards and it started to sync, now it works fine.
Just the glovebox to fix and try and find my spare hideyhole cover.
He'll be joining shortly, after that he can damn well do his own repairs