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    engine warning light on corsa

    when i am driving along the orange engine warning icon will appear, after about 5 seconds it will go again but its doing it loads. it seems
    to do it more when i am going slow or have stopped. for example today i stopped for a junction and it appeared but when i pulled out it
    went again. its never done this before and it only started doing it yesterday. any ideas what it could be? thanks

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    Read the fault codes

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    where do i read the fault codes? do i have to take it to a vauxhall garage. no doubt they will find some other stuff wrong with my car to charge me for

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    Take it your nearest VX dealer, they will read the codes for you using either Tech-1 or Tech-2 (Depends on which year your car is).

    I work for a VX dealer, It gets right up my nose when people say were just out there to bum money off them, at the end of the day they have money to make and customers to please. There not all out there to rob you.
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    Good advice as its specialised and you don't want someone who doesn't really know what they are doing mucking about with your car.

    At least if you get the diagnosis you can then decide who you want to fix it.

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    Face it, the majority of main dealers do rip people off. People don't mind paying a good price for top notch workmanship but the fact is a lot of them don't have a clue. Most have a couple of senior technicians and the rest are straight out of college and i'd feel confident in saying a lot of people on here know more about Vauxhalls than they do. They rely on the tech machines too much and put no thought into the actual diagnostics. They either plug it in, find no faults and charge 50 for 10 mins work (something you can do at home for nothing) or just go replacing sensors which may not even be faulty. Do you get many cav/cally turbo owners coming in? i hope not.

    at the end of the day they have money to make and customers to please.
    Well they got it 1/2 right.

    Whats the exact model and year of the corsa?

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    Find your ALDL/diagnostic plug (not sure of the location on a corsa, someone else on here can help but it's prolly behind a cover in the dash or with the fuses). If it is a 16 pin one you'll have to bite the bullet and go to the dealer but if it's a 10 pin one you can read the codes yourself. Use a bit of wire or a paperclip to bridge terminals a and b of this plug, the fault codes are then output on the engine management light on the dash. It will flash code 12 (1 flash, a short pause, then 2 flashes) 3 times then show any faults

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    Oh yes, I did read about this recently, there is a website that gives all the details at Link to site

    I've got a Nova 1.4i and the handbook says that the engine management light may flash on and this is OK - if it stays on you are in trouble - not sure if same applies to the Corsa.

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    It's behind the fuse box cover, under your steering wheel, slightly to the right.

    I wouldnt be suprised if its your Idle Air Control valve, best to get it double checked by a 'good' VX dealer though.
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    its a V reg so its the facelift model. someone told me that when fitting an induction kit u should reset the ECU, i did not do this so last night i fitted my old airbox and the light no longer appears, could it be something to do wit the increased airflow i was getting?

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    This advice just saved me money - cheers - My 1.4 Corsa would not start and did not have cash for garage - found your site and read about the paperclip trick for reading the fault codes - worked a treat, car back on road. By the way the link Manta Mad posted has now changed to this:
    http://www.topbuzz1.carenthusiasts.c...ault_codes.htm
    Last edited by kanedmamma; 13-10-2004 at 20:46.

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