Corsa C outside gauge again

Discussion in 'Corsa' started by Henry The Hedgehog, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Fitted a new sensor - only 8 quid from Vauxhall. Tenner on ebay, work
    that one out!

    The gauge still doesn't read, just get --.-t I have no voltage on the
    leads to the sensor and the wires vanish into the loom.

    Would anyone like to guess before I say f*ck it and leave it. Is there a
    fuse that handles this? If so what number. They are not listed in the
    manual.

    Thanks
     
    Henry The Hedgehog, Jan 26, 2007
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  2. SOLVED IT!

    Dreaded taking the dash out to get at the display thingy so sat down
    with an Ohm meter for 10 minutes and checked the wiring a bit more
    thoroughly.

    There is a lead which plugs into the sensor at one end and goes to a
    socket on the loom at the right hand side of the car. The lead runs
    under the rad' behind the grill.

    This lead has crimps half way along it buried under black tape and one
    of the crimps had rotted. Simple as that.

    Strange that the new sensor cost me £7.99 inc. from a main Vauxhall
    dealer but sellers on ebay want a tenner plus p+p for one.

    Hope this helps someone and thanks for assistance.
     
    Henry The Hedgehog, Jan 26, 2007
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  3. Henry The Hedgehog

    Martin Guest

    Well done, and thanks for posting outcome... shame about buying the sensor,
    but sometimes that's almost inevitable.

    Re. ebay prices - that doesn't altogether surprise me. I've seen quite a
    few stories of folk paying way over the odds. I recall one where a chap/ess
    was buying ordinary wooden malletts at his local iron-monger, and
    successfully flogging them on ebay for a very tidy mark-up....!
     
    Martin, Jan 26, 2007
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    Brim Guest

    "Strange that the new sensor cost me £7.99 inc. from a main Vauxhall
    dealer but sellers on ebay want a tenner plus p+p for one. "

    Same as people going to Halfords or wherever to buy wiper blades that
    are at least twice the price of genuine Vauxhall blades.
     
    Brim, Jan 29, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    Same as people going to Halfords or wherever to buy wiper blades that
    are at least twice the price of genuine Vauxhall blades.

    Good point. I think that in part, Vx price gouging is coming home to roost
    as they (and to be honest most main agents, not just Vx) are now percieved
    as
    being so expensive that if an alternative supplier can be found for
    something then it just
    HAS to be cheaper. (I'm only talking about cost. Quality is a different
    issue)

    Mike
     
    Mike, Jan 29, 2007
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    Martin Guest

    Bosch blades are much better than the Vx ones
     
    Martin, Jan 30, 2007
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    LeakiestWink Guest

    How come? Genuine Vx blades ARE Bosch!
     
    LeakiestWink, Feb 2, 2007
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