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Vectra C 1.9 Cdti Xp1 Estate Project

Discussion in 'Vectra Diaries' started by Aaron, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Aaron

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    Nothing but regrets and salt
     
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    placeholders - can admin add ability to edit my own thread - have I lost this?

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    Went for an Estate 150 XP1 on 112k, was cheap as had 2 issues:

    1 - Issue with Gearbox making noise going down into 3rd
    2 - Bumper is damaged.

    Was in South Wales and went on a road trip to pick it up with me driving trusty 05 FakeLift.

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    was fine throughout the long drive back with my mate driving, minute I touch car the problems start.



    4 Weeks of pain to follow.
     
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    As soon as I enter car I start it, PAS Failure.

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    Weeks of trying to work it out go on, fuses, wiring testing, even changed the pump - but no matter what no communication to PAS ECU once engine starts until PAS power plugs are pulled.

    Voltage drop noticed on a CanLine - then later lost Comms to ECU, by a fluke after 2 weeks got car to comm with ECU and start, was noticed if you punch the scuttle the speedo comes back to life - queue another wiring fault.

    Long story short.

    PAS power loom although correct V was faulty and replaced.
    1 CANBUS wire from behind ABS plug faulty.

    Pics of some pain below:

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    After losing ECU it wasn't making any sense, the day I got it fluke-running I dumped it at a garage who after another 2 weeks managed to solve 2 different wiring issues at same time.

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    ITS ALIVE!
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    Replacing bits I damaged or removed:
    1. Wiper Arms
    2. Scuttle
    3. Wiper Motors
    4. Arch Liners
    5. Parts of Dash
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    it's home
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    Parrot Kit wires
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    My better Battery / HID Kit
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    List of jobs so far outstanding:

    • Interior lights done come on.
    • Alarm - does it work???
    • Service History non existent.
    • Cambelt History non exist.
    • Gearbox

    So with that in mind I bought an interior instead...

    Prep:
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    Although these were not issue - this was done anyway as plugs rotten:
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    Ready to go:
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    Arrived in Goole to have new seats fitted with looms and programming:
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    Happiest day of my life: (hovering)
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    Memory Heated leather SRI's for estate: - Just need a heater button.
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    Left rear cards off until rear electrics are added.
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    Thanks to Dan Simpson posting offers on at VAX and went and bought a wet vac I couldn't afford but had to have haha.

    Test run on lost cause boot:
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    Testing Hatch roof loom to prove loom is cause for Ultrasonic sensors not working and interior lights not coming on unless pressed.
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    Bonnet cable slipped, already dead bumper had to get killed more.
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    Cleaning:
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    massive improvement in not much time.



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    Air Filter - Rest to follow
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    Potential Upgrade or may sell-on:
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    This week it's sat in a half the roof hanging low state as I have replaced roof loom however don't want to refit as I am looking for an autodim mirror to install:

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    Alarm and Lights fixed

    More bad luck
    Locked keys in car, auto lock smith to resolve
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    That's enough pain for now.

    • Next up is AutoDim / Interior lining & boot refit
    • replacement front bumper
     
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    Some read this Aaron lol.

    Plenty of work gone into her and plenty more to come but will be all worth it
     
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    It isn't worth it really lol, but too far along to stop.
     
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    Don't play the drama queen mate, u know this will be a better car in the log run although I have to agree I did always have a soft spot for the hatch
     
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    Haha no. It could be depending how much I blow.

    Time will tell. Be happy once its had some TLC mech wise/body wise.

    Bumper
    Service
    Mirror/int refit

    Will be a transformation
     
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    great work matey :vauxsausage:
     
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    300 here :haha:
     
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    Loom / boot / lining fitted.

    Mirror/Bumper + Brackets and a re-jig next week.

    Not long before this mess is over:
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    Now for the kids to trash my seat backs. o_O
     
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    Wow. You've done loads already. It's taking shape though.
     
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    Coming along well Aaron