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Hello Sibusiso,

(From the 2009 Corsa Owners Manual)

Your Immobilizer system checks whether the engine is allowed to start with the key being used. If the transponder in the key is recognised, the engine can be started.

The electronic immobiliser activates itself automatically after the key has been removed from the ignition switch. If control indicator "spanner light" flashes when the ignition is on, there is a fault in the system; the engine cannot be started.

Switch off the ignition and then repeat the start attempt.
If the control indicator continues flashing, attempt to start the engine using the spare key and seek the assistance of a workshop.

See 2009 Owners Manual at the link below.


2006 Opel Corsa... | Answered on May 28, 2020

The fuel pump relay is an electronic component that is found on virtually all vehicles equipped with an internal combustion engine. It is often found in the fuse box located in the engine bay and functions as the primary electronic switch that controls power to the fuel pump.

Opel Cars &... | Answered on May 21, 2020

No power to the fuel injectors can be caused by a few things. If the relays, fuses, and computer all check out then I would move on to looking at the engine management and fuel system. ... A no start condition can also be caused by a faulty fuel pump, or any of the associated components.
The injector fuse and relay are usually located in the relay box or power distribution center in the engine compartment. Fuses are used to protect various electrical circuits while supplying power to components. They help the fuel pump, fuel injection and computer systems from suffering a short circuit

Opel Cars &... | Answered on May 16, 2020

I suggest you check with a repair manual or the dealer to ensure your car actually has a flasher relay - the flasher relay had been deleted from many of the GM Opel/Vauxhall range and replaced with a single black box that performs all the timing functions; flashers, wiper delay, interior lights, etc.

Many direction indicator faults can be caused by the hazard flasher switch, usually because of lack of use.

Opel Cars &... | Answered on May 11, 2020

Ok, some obvious questions first.
1. Have you checked the bulbs - are they burned out? Inspect ALL the bulbs as (doubtful, however) if one burned out, it may be interfering with another.

2. Have you checked the fuses? Check the owners manual as there may be an additional fuse in the engine compartment for the lighting.

Opel Cars &... | Answered on May 11, 2020

You need to go back to basics on it. You check the battery is fully charged and the 'holy trinity' when a car won't start. First is fuel, second is spark, third is air flow.
You've looked at the fuel system. Disconnect the negative lead on the battery.
Remove each spark plug, one at a time, and check their condition. Replace them All if you're not sure. If yours has a distributor and give the cap, rotor and points a good clean and check what condition they are in. Again replace them if your in doubt.
Next check your air filter. A dirty one can starve the engine of air flow. As usual, replace it if it looks dirty.
Hope this helps.

Opel Cars &... | Answered on May 01, 2020

This is a common issue that happens because prolonged exposure to moisture can corrode the tailgate switch. This moisture can also seep into the lock sensor, so a thorough cleanup is necessary. It would be best to go to the dealer to fix this issue.

Opel Meriva Cars... | Answered on Apr 29, 2020

lose that picture and give it a good tuneup

Opel Cars &... | Answered on Apr 24, 2020

A broken serpentine belt leads to a sudden loss of power assist for the steering system, where the steering wheel all-of-a-sudden becomes very hard to turn. ... A broken serpentine belt stops the water pump from circulating coolant (antifreeze) through the cooling system, and the engine can overheat - anywhere!

Opel Cars &... | Answered on Apr 23, 2020

It isn't a pipe - merely a hose stub; a metal extension to which a hose is connected and the only reason to need replacement would be excess corrosion and if badly corroded it is likely other steel parts such as the core plugs will be similarly affected.

Corrosion of the steel parts is usually caused by the coolant ph value being acidic due to age and/or a long term leaky head gasket allowing combustion gas to bubble through the coolant.

I have never needed to replace the waterpump hose stub but I believe it is a press fit in the housing. The old one can be removed with carefully applied brute force after the waterpump has been removed and the replacement pressed in using a suitable length of studding and suitable large plate washers. The housing must be thoroughly cleaned and Loctite or similar sealing compound applied to both surfaces.

Opel Cars &... | Answered on Mar 21, 2020


Opel Cars &... | Answered on Mar 21, 2020

Not sure with the information provide which engine ect. But it cud be a clogged air filter or air flow meter faulty or fuel injectors, oxygen Sensors ect.

Opel Cars &... | Answered on Mar 19, 2020

Has it ever been tuned up? If not it's time for plugs, plug wires, distributor cap and rotor if used, it sounds as if spark is jumping to the wrong cylinder.

Opel Cars &... | Answered on Mar 11, 2020

No, the roof mechanism is not linked in any way to the suspension
Which Astra do you have?

Opel Astra Cars... | Answered on Mar 02, 2020

hai i have a 1.4 8valve corsa lite 2007 model and need cylinder torque settings please

Opel Cars &... | Answered on Mar 02, 2020

The chip in the new key isn't recognised by the anti-theft system and immobilizer.

Tip & How-To about Cars & Trucks
Resetting a Vehicle Anti-Theft System
This is how you reset an anti theft system if you have the anti-theft light on, or your car is cranking, but you have no spark.

Doing a full reset of the anti-theft system.

Disconnect both battery leads for at least two hours.
Hold the negative and positive leads together for 5 minutes to fully discharge any power.
Put the key in the ignition, but not turned on. VERY IMPORTANT!
Connect the positive lead.
Connect the negative lead in one swift movement.
Wait 15 minutes for the system to fully reset.

Opel Cars &... | Answered on Mar 02, 2020

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