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Gary Kinghorn
06-01-2009, 08:37 AM
It would appear that when it gets cold the screen wash pump throws a wobbly and blows a fuse. That same fuse means the boot fails to operate.

Car has been back in a couple of times to be sorted. It appears that they are getting LOTS of people with the same issue. Recall on the cards when they have worked out how to fix it. In the mean time screen wash wont work when it's cold and if you chance it and it fails you can't get into your boot from there on in :(

Ideal for someone who does loads of dirty windscreen motorway driving and keeps nippers buggy in the boot :(

Simon
06-01-2009, 08:39 AM
Not good but at least they are trying to work out a way to fix it. I'd guess they will have it sorted by the Summer :whistle:

Karl
06-01-2009, 09:03 AM
<Ross>

I thought that the well known Vauxhall fault is that they turn into a Saab after they&#39;re a few years old? :whistle:

</Ross>

Cock :loser:

Simon
06-01-2009, 09:07 AM
^^^
:lol: & :lol:

jon_r
06-01-2009, 09:23 AM
I guess it pays to keep a load of spare fuses then. I wish my screenwash thing would defrost once in a while&#33; I poured a litre of neat screenwash in last night and its still frozen this morning&#33;

Pete R
06-01-2009, 10:21 AM
Is it only happening when the washer jets are frozen?

It could be worse, the early Novas had a certain wiring quirk which made them very easy to hotwire.

Simon
06-01-2009, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by jon_r@Jan 6 2009, 10:23 AM
I guess it pays to keep a load of spare fuses then. I wish my screenwash thing would defrost once in a while&#33; I poured a litre of neat screenwash in last night and its still frozen this morning&#33;
Mine are heated :smug:

pye21
06-01-2009, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by Simon@Jan 6 2009, 11:23 AM
Mine are heated :smug:
Mine are shite&#33;&#33;&#33;

Have a life of there own and spray in every direction apart from the screen. :angry:

Im now sick of adjusting them so don&#39;t bother using them, unless totally necessary (i have OCD apart having a clean screen as well).

Dave G
06-01-2009, 11:50 AM
2001-> Corsa used to do this.

Suprised they haven&#39;t sorted it. :rolleyes:

Gary Kinghorn
06-01-2009, 12:15 PM
Dealer had 8 cars in today for the same issue

Floyd
06-01-2009, 12:23 PM
I had heated jets on a Cav GSI. The problem was the washer fluid froze before the jets :rolleyes: :angry:

Floyd
06-01-2009, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by jon_r@Jan 6 2009, 10:23 AM
I guess it pays to keep a load of spare fuses then. I wish my screenwash thing would defrost once in a while&#33; I poured a litre of neat screenwash in last night and its still frozen this morning&#33;
There are usually spare fuses in the fuse box...

Simon
06-01-2009, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Jan 6 2009, 01:23 PM
I had heated jets on a Cav GSI. The problem was the washer fluid froze before the jets :rolleyes: :angry:
Maybe a stronger mix of screen wash would have helped?

Jim Cameron
06-01-2009, 01:33 PM
Yes, yes, yes... but does it understeer?




:whistle:




<waits for VXR Dave>

Gary Kinghorn
06-01-2009, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Jan 6 2009, 01:24 PM
There are usually spare fuses in the fuse box...
I&#39;ll mention that to Emma tonight. When she&#39;s on the M27 on the way to Poole in the morning. If the washers fail and she can&#39;t see, pull over, open the bonnet, change the fuse and try to wash the window again, open bonnet, change fuse, wait for everything to warm up - repeat ;)

Simon
06-01-2009, 01:40 PM
^^
:o :lol: :lol:

Ash Mitchell
06-01-2009, 02:21 PM
Gary what size fuse is in there? Go up on size? Sounds like the pump is to powerful for the fuse i.e. drawing 3.5A not 2.9A. Or the cold is failing the material in the fuse?

Is there anything else off that fuse? Get the nipper a water pistol, then keep that in the car ready to wash windscreen?&#33;?

Floyd
06-01-2009, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Jan 6 2009, 02:40 PM
I&#39;ll mention that to Emma tonight. When she&#39;s on the M27 on the way to Poole in the morning. If the washers fail and she can&#39;t see, pull over, open the bonnet, change the fuse and try to wash the window again, open bonnet, change fuse, wait for everything to warm up - repeat ;)
Most of the fuses are inside on modern cars Gary. You&#39;d be telling her to hunt for it under the bonnet. She&#39;d not be happy with that advice I can tell you :nono: :loser: :lol:

Nige
06-01-2009, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by Ash Mitchell@Jan 6 2009, 03:21 PM
Gary what size fuse is in there? Go up on size?
nah, don`t bother with a bigger fuse, a nail or bit of tinfoil will do the trick ;)

Simon
06-01-2009, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by Nige@Jan 6 2009, 04:09 PM
nah, don`t bother with a bigger fuse, tinfoil will do the trick ;)
Will Emma be able to still see where she is going then? :lol:

Gary Kinghorn
06-01-2009, 04:00 PM
Pump changed this afternoon. Time will tell if it does the trick :thumb:

Alex Gordon
06-01-2009, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Jan 6 2009, 05:00 PM
Pump changed this afternoon. Time will tell if it does the trick :thumb:
As Dave G says, this has been a problem with Corsas (and Astras) from way back when.

My understanding is that they have a relatively low amp fuse on that circuit so that the fuse blows before the pump is damaged when things ice up. I carry a number of extra fuses that I can use when this problem occurs (which is regularly when it is as cold as it has been recently&#33;)

Obviously good to put a double dose of some kind of anti freeze agent in the screen wash resevoir to try to avoid the problem - but difficult to stop the jets freezing up.

Armour
06-01-2009, 05:28 PM
Halfords premium ready mixed screenwash FTW.

Haven&#39;t had any problems with mine freezing or blowing fuses, just the washer bottle is tiny and i&#39;m always filling it up.

Floyd
06-01-2009, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by G40 AL@Jan 6 2009, 06:28 PM
Halfords premium ready mixed screenwash FTW.


That&#39;s just lazy :loser: :lol:

Craig
06-01-2009, 06:52 PM
Changing the 10AMP fuse to a 15AMP does the trick (or was it 5AMP to 10AMP) just done it on a Corsa and it appears its common for Vauxhall to do the same on cars.

Gary Kinghorn
06-01-2009, 07:00 PM
That&#39;s probably what they did even though they said they changed the pump ;)

Armour
06-01-2009, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Floyd+Jan 6 2009, 07:26 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Floyd @ Jan 6 2009, 07:26 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-G40 AL@Jan 6 2009, 06:28 PM
Halfords premium ready mixed screenwash FTW.


That&#39;s just lazy :loser: :lol: [/b][/quote]
Lazy would be getting the missus to fill it :whistle:

Floyd
06-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by G40 AL+Jan 6 2009, 08:09 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (G40 AL @ Jan 6 2009, 08:09 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Floyd@Jan 6 2009, 07:26 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-G40 AL@Jan 6 2009, 06:28 PM
Halfords premium ready mixed screenwash FTW.


That&#39;s just lazy :loser: :lol:
Lazy would be getting the missus to fill it :whistle: [/b][/quote]
She&#39;d put it in the oil filler tube&#33;

Armour
06-01-2009, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by Floyd+Jan 6 2009, 08:42 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Floyd @ Jan 6 2009, 08:42 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by G40 AL@Jan 6 2009, 08:09 PM

Originally posted by Floyd@Jan 6 2009, 07:26 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-G40 AL@Jan 6 2009, 06:28 PM
Halfords premium ready mixed screenwash FTW.


That&#39;s just lazy :loser: :lol:
Lazy would be getting the missus to fill it :whistle:
She&#39;d put it in the oil filler tube&#33; [/b][/quote]
Yeah the 710 cap would get 5 litres of Halfords finest :lol: