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Forum: Astra Tech 02-01-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,113
Posted By velocast
Re: How To – FINAL VERSION

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Forum: Community Center 01-29-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By velocast
Re: SPAM Contingency Plan Thread

Looks like we can't contain the spam infestation ... time to migrate ...
I did start to retrieve my posts and others that are critical ... So, can be post later on at WWW.SIXTHSPHERE.COM
Forum: Astra General 01-06-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,490
Posted By velocast
Re: The Ultimate Tire Replacement thread

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If you want LONG miles ride all season without much compromises, buy one of these:

**** MICHELIN PREMIER A/S All Season

**** CONTINENTAL EXTREMECONTACT DWS 06 All Season

**** PIRELLI...
Forum: Suggestion Box 12-25-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By velocast
Re: For those clueless about soldering....

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Thanks for the INFO

I just got from Harbor Freight a Butane Mini Torch, from Walmart a can of Refill Butane, and from eBay Heat Shrink Wire Connectors.

In the center of the connector...
Forum: Astra Tech 12-24-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,113
Posted By velocast
Post Re: How To – Adding a Homelink Transmitter to the Astra

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I was planning to replace the OEM OnStar Rear View Mirror with a GENTEX GNTX-41A with HomeLink and Auto Dim.

IT DID NOT WORK BECAUSE THE GNTX-41A HAS WAY BROADER VIEW THAN THE ASTRA's OEM. The...
Forum: Astra Tech 10-20-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,232
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: 4,178
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: 861
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: 1,419
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: 853
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: 6,971
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: 861
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: 861
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: 861
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: 861
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: 861
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: 59,960
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: 1,419
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: 1,419
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: 640
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: 1,086
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: 939
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: 939
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: 1,342
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: 1,209
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...
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