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    Problems with newly purchased Vaux Corsa [02]. Info?

    Drove the Corsa back that the gf has just bought from Scotland last night & noticed a couple of niggles:

    1. It's ok at slower speeds, but once you're hitting around 50mph+, the car pulls to the right. Not sharply, but significantly enough. You've got to then counter by steering to the left just to go straight.
    What's the likely solution here?

    2. She's been driving it since Friday, but after i'd got off the motorway last night (so that'd be some 160 miles or so) the needles just died after i'd been gone about 2 miles off the motorway. The needles died & the handbrake light came on.

    I'd come to a stop & was rolling slow, so i wasn't sure if the engine had died or whether i'd let the handbrake on or what. Checked everything & it was as normal. Then i realised as i was picking up speed, so around 10/15/20mph the needles were still dead ... including temp & fuel. Handbrake light still on.

    Carried on driving & they shot to life again. Then they died again, then shot to life again. They did this about 4 times in quick succession & then they sorted themselves out & was fine for the remaining 4 mile or so home.

    WTF here?


    3. Are these the radio removal keys? http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165626

    4. Recommend a Corsa forum for her? I've been on one & i don't know whether it's because a Corsa is a "young persons car", but i find the help levels to be nowhere near AOC. Similar to the Polo forum - a large chunk of people were too interested in being childish rather than being helpful. I'm not saying everyone is unhelpful or childish, but unfortunately a large percentage seemed to be. I'll not name the forum though as there's no point slagging off other boards.

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    pulling to the right could be tracking/wheel balancing issue.

    Needles i have no clue. But websites, try corsasport or corsacuk. Probably one of these is the one you don't like

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    1. Check tyre pressures and type/age of tyre. Could also be a binding caliper.

    2. Sounds a bit like symptoms of a dying battery and/or alternator.

    3. Yes, although they are double DIN ones. They can be bent to fit single DIN tho, depending on what radio is in it.

    4. See? AOC ain't that bad is it . Seriously tho, Corsasport seems to be the best of the Corsa forums going by popular opinion
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    Interesting you say battery/alternator.

    It just had a new battery put on it at purchase & it had the altenator checked (as it didn't start when they first went to see it).

    Though as the gf points out, the battery is 100% new, but they've only the garages/car salesmans word that the altenator has been passed ok.

    AOC certainly isn't bad. It's by far the most helpful car forum i've ever been on. People need to have a lot of patience when helping me & fortunately this forum has them. Will try out CorsaSport.

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    the steering motors are common for pulling and the connector behind the instrument panel are faulty and cause the dash to go off but there is a repair kit to fix it. hope that helps

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    Is it as easy with the Corsa as it is with the Astra to get the clocks out then to sort the problem (& potentially mod the bulbs)?

    I found the Astra (getting it back in) difficult at first, but i can have it out & back in within 10 minutes now.
    Wondered if the Corsa was as easy, or more fiddly?

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