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Offline Kujoy

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Few problems with my New cally.
« on: May 14, 2006, 22:57:14 PM »
Hiya all.

Great to see this site and looking forward to participating.

I've just picked up an M reg Silver 2.0lt 16v Ecotec in mint condition, and have really fallen in love with the car.  Cant wait to start modding it.

OK a few minor niggles with the car so far.

First off i dont have any reference material with the car so i have no idea what the check lights on the dash mean.  I have 2 that appear now and again while driving.  The yellow oil light (surge tank perhaps?) and  yellow one below it which looks like an engine with a lightning bolt in it.  Any ideas?

Also the previous owner has a load of audio gear in it i didnt want so i just had a load of cut wires for the audio, can someone help letting me know whats what with these?  I've bought a block connector and just need to match the wires up.  From what i remember of my Cavvy years ago, vauxhalls have a roller button for the front to rear balance, so i have extra wires that i dont need.

Also been looking at the Regal mods for my Cally, anyone used these people yet?

Cheers
Kujoy.


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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2006, 23:05:44 PM »
Welcome to the site mate! Glad you like!

I can confirm that the light with the lightening bolt is your 'ECU' light, its to indicate that your engine has spotted a problem and stored a 'Code' for it - there's a system to read your own codes, take a look in the Common Problems FAQ for more info.
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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2006, 23:14:29 PM »
you can get a fault code reader from halfords about 20 quid excellent piece of kit

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2006, 23:20:41 PM »
Thanx for the quick responses.

looked at the error codes faq and will give it a try tomorrow.  Im assuming the turning the ignition on and off 25 times means only turn the key as far as starting the electrical system  and not actually starting the car 25times.

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2006, 08:50:53 AM »
Thanx for the quick responses.

looked at the error codes faq and will give it a try tomorrow.  Im assuming the turning the ignition on and off 25 times means only turn the key as far as starting the electrical system  and not actually starting the car 25times.

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Kujoy

Just read the codes before turning the ignition on and off.

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2006, 10:44:37 AM »
The yellow oil light is the oil LEVEL warning light, the red one is the oil PRESSURE wanring light. Put some more oil in  :)

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2006, 11:29:28 AM »
Thanx again.
Must have a dodgy sensor then cos the oil level is fine.  Thanx for the info, at least it wasnt the red one that came on.

:)

Anyone help me with all the dangly hifi wires.  I need to get mine wired up before the silence drives me nuts.. :o :o :o :o

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2006, 18:27:33 PM »
i had to use a multimeter to wire mine up you will have a wire that turns the ariel on so make sure that gets a 12v feed blue and white iirc.

as for regal mods i have the dbilas throttle bodies on my car cast over a grand but if you are seriously going for power i would reccomend that first after the usual filter and exhaust change

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2006, 19:54:41 PM »
Cheers DJ,

CD Player is driving me nuts, dont have a multimeter unfortunately.  I did seem to have it working but while the cd player is plugged in but the ECU light has been coming on.  Sorted all the speaker wires, its just the live, neutral and memory im not sure about.  Not sure i understand about the ariel being powered.  Would that run off the feed for motorised ariels?  Reception for the tuner seemed fine with it just plugged into the ariel socket on the back of the cd player. 

Ive read the faqs on error codes, and located the socket easy enough.  But wheres this light im supposed to watch flash.  I dont have any manuals or guides for the car yet so i dont know where the ECU box actually is.

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2006, 06:32:02 AM »
One of the best mods for an Ecotech that doesn't cost the world (

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2006, 08:25:02 AM »
The light that will flash when you read the codes, will be on the dash.

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2006, 08:26:34 AM »

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2006, 10:35:07 AM »
cheers pete.

Bit obvious really i guess.  last car i had the ecu had a flashing light on it.

Just need to grow my neck about 2 metres so i can see the dash, and join the pins on the socket at the same time.

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2006, 11:02:31 AM »
Just take the plug out of the socket, short the pins, get back in the car and start her up and count the flashes.

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Re: Few problems with my New cally.
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2006, 11:40:55 AM »
The aerial has an amplifier in it's base that needs 12v on the bluewhite wire so if your head has a feed for a motorised aerial connect it to this. hence when radio on feed to aerial amp.