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Forum: Astra Tech 10-20-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,951
Posted By velocast
Re: Ignition switch problems

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-If the barrel is not turning, may be due to faulty pins or damaged lock cylinder. So, inspect the barrel, and the ignition switch.

-If the barrel turns all the way and there is not starter...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-28-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,722
Posted By velocast
Re: Front Struts and hardware availability issues

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Before replacing the front struts, make sure to test them! In most cases you only need to replace the rear ones (not difficult at all). I replaced the rear ones at 90K. It made a huge...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-12-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By velocast
Re: Headlamps: Bi-Xenon HIDs

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I just come back from the Division of Motor Vehicles due to a mandatory state inspection. At almost 140K miles on the ondometer my Astra passed like when it was new.

The inspector found no...
Forum: Astra Tech 08-24-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By velocast
Re: Astra ECM or ECU Programmed

Solved: New ACDELCO 55564082 Electronic Computer Monitor (ECM) Programmed

When you are working with electrical related parts always disconnect the battery! I remember my ECM got crashed because I...
Forum: Astra General 07-16-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By velocast
Re: Not Able to Initiate TPMS Relearn

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Our Astras are 10 years plus old. I am getting old too!
So, you may need a set of new ones:

I suggest you:

DORMAN 974030

No programming tool needed
Forum: Astra Tech 07-04-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,738
Posted By velocast
Re: Oil for the Saturn Astra

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Spiritus of Heaven: Oil the Lifeblood of your Engine.

Since then, always I been using Mobile 1 Extended Performance Synthetic 5W-30. Now at 130K miles my Astra still running full power...
Forum: Astra Tech 04-20-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By velocast
Re: Headlamps: Bi-Xenon HIDs

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It’s a brand-new HID Bi-Xenon Headlamps for Opel Astra GTC H. The brand is HELLA with part numbers 1EL 008 700-321 (right) and 1EL 008 700-311 (left). It is quite expensive I got in a deal for...
Forum: Astra Tech 04-20-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By velocast
Re: Headlamps: Bi-Xenon HIDs (Part 1)

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Here is the Headlamp Socket Loom Connector: Pin Order 1-10
In case the word doc does not open the picture ...

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Forum: Astra Tech 04-20-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By velocast
Re: Headlamps: Bi-Xenon HIDs (Part 3)

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Universal Retrofit Components

At eBay and Aliexpress both great markets, we can find a myriad number of HIDs retrofit alternatives from good to bad ones. Thanks to that I made it possible!...
Forum: Astra Tech 04-20-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By velocast
Re: Headlamps: Bi-Xenon HIDs (Part 2)

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Retrofit Plan For:

1) High and Low Beams

I am going to bypass the Hella OEM Ballast and Hella OEM Igniter all together to install an aftermarket D2S 35W HID Ballast CAN-bus (a regular 35W...
Forum: Astra Tech 04-20-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By velocast
Headlamps: Bi-Xenon HIDs (Part 1)

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Saturn Astra Headlamp: From Bi-Halogen To Bi-Xenon HID

Watts = Volts x Amps W = V x A

It is dangerous to drive at nights with precarious visibility! Highways were designed for lower...
Forum: Astra Tech 01-10-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 59,476
Posted By velocast
Re: Not too expensive: NGK

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Due to my resent ECU reset done by the dealership, and the good reviews.

I decided to replace my ECCPP ignition coil (still working well). There are tons of brand name ignition coils with...
Forum: Astra Tech 10-25-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By velocast
Re: Astra ECM or ECU Replacement

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I just got back my Astra running strong full power like always does – sometimes intimidating. Of course, without any issues!

Here is what the dealership did:

-Diagnostic Codes P2119, P2100...
Forum: Astra Tech 10-20-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By velocast
Astra ECM or ECU Replacement

Astra ECM or ECU Replacement GM 55564092

The Engine Control Module ECM or Engine Control Unit ECU is the brains of the engine management system. ECM failure is very common problem of all 1.8...
Forum: Astra Tech 10-06-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By velocast
Astra starter weak slow cranking power

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Before spending your money like crazy, check first your starter circuitry contacts, wires, and replace the starter RELAY (yellow color) the one that is located right next to the brown color...
Forum: Astra General 07-31-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By velocast
Re: Considering an Astra for a commute car.

A friend who owns a 1968 Opel GT told me before they had to wait months on parts ordered from Germany. We are not living in that age …

Now, online business will make easy to find parts. Parts can...
Forum: Astra General 06-29-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By velocast
Re: Vauxhall grill?

You are right! You need the one that has: 7 clip-tabs!
NO the one I posted (6 clip-tabs). Sorry!
Something like:
...
Forum: Astra General 06-27-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By velocast
Re: Vauxhall grill?

Try at eBay and look for Vauxhall Astra H MK5 grill

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-MK5-Vauxhall-Astra-H-Front-Grille-Black-Chrome-13108471/332686840246?hash=item4d75ae51b6:g:x2IAAOSwOA1aDdlk
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Forum: Astra General 06-23-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By velocast
Re: 2008-2009 OEM NOS Headlamps LH RH

Few months ago, I bought a pair of Bi-Xenon HID Hella's Headlamps from www.buycarparts.co.uk that is an UK based website. When shopping around we look for something like for OPEL ASTRA H GTC 1.8 140...
Forum: Astra General 06-02-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By velocast
Re: looking at a car for my daughter - 08 Astra XE

Looks like the car was well treated. Good for you!

:yes:Timing belt change is needed (critical maintenance)

If you hear the engine sounding like diesel (rattle noise), then change the cam...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-22-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,156
Posted By velocast
Re: DRL Can be disabled!

HIDs still the king of the jungle! Our Bi-Halogens are too danger for nighttime driving. I have installed “Innovited CANbus HID 9005 Kit $40.” I choose this kit because it does start at 5Amps then...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-20-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,156
Posted By velocast
Re: DRL Can be disabled!

The DRL poses more than one problem if we want to upgrade to HID. It has low voltage and it shares the same wire than our Low Beam. Our DRL more likely runs at 9 Volts. So, most HID ballast will...
Forum: Astra Tech 05-19-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,156
Posted By velocast
OP-COM cannot disable our DRL

We can NOT disable our DRL via OP-COM Opel v1.95 (eBay software). The program is unable to identify our car system ID (do not confuse with the car pass card security code). The software asked me to...
Forum: Astra General 04-21-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,507
Posted By velocast
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

I don’t know if it will do all the GM Tech2 functions. But, there is a large community using Op Com Opel tool + software since long time ago as alternative to the expensive GM Tech2. At YouTube, and...
Forum: Astra General 04-20-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 20,507
Posted By velocast
Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

- I am replacing the entire Headlamps. I have a pair left and right: Hella’s Bi-Xenon 1EL 008 700-311 and 1EL 008 700-321. It looks the same than our aging Bi-Halogen Headlamps. It is not plug and...
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