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Does anyone know the beIow on my dashboard means? I have an 02 Vauxhall Corsa 1.0L 12v...if thats any help.... Cheers! Read More
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Does anyone know the beIow on my dashboard means?
I have an 02 Vauxhall Corsa 1.0L 12v...if thats any help....

Cheers!
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/DSC00025.jpg
1 Like #2
Engine management light iirc
When that came on on my clio it was to do with exhaust and the lambda sensor.
Could be completely different on a corsa though.,
1 Like #3
thats what handbooks are for.
#4
Time to wind the elastic band in your corsa light
banned 1 Like #5
ADAMHODG;3157401
Engine management light iirc

BINGO


Its a warning light...can mean ANYTHING but you really want to get it checked and not drive around on it
#6
bellabonkers
thats what handbooks are for.


I do not have one otherwise that would have been the first place I looked :roll:
1 Like #7
Hi there! It is the engine management light. I have an astra and it is exactly the sam. You need to take it to a vauxhall dealer and have it plugged into the diagnnostic machine. They will charge you £35 for that but they will be able to tell you what is wrong. if you have an ecotec engine, it could be anything from a fault in the airbag to a petrol comnsumption problem.
1 Like #8
emu light on can be any number of things. only connecting it to a diagnostic computer will give you the answer
#9
Thanks all for your replies :)

It has happened before, but has then disappeared...I spose I'd better get it checked out!
Thanks again!
#10
Engine Management Light + Vauxhall + Vauxhall Main Dealer = EXPENSIVE!

Unless its under warranty, try and find a Vauxhall specialist.

Is the car showing any symptoms, unusual rattles, noises smells etc?

If its happened before I would put money on a sensor, haven't had the exhaust changed recently have you?
#11
Celticsun
Engine Management Light + Vauxhall + Vauxhall Main Dealer = EXPENSIVE!

Unless its under warranty, try and find a Vauxhall specialist.

Is the car showing any symptoms, unusual rattles, noises smells etc?

If its happened before I would put money on a sensor, haven't had the exhaust changed recently have you?


Unfortunately, its out of warranty. I've had it 5 years now....
When the light comes on, the car feels as tho it limited in speed, so chugs away and I can't really pull out of junctions fast enough without it chugging in a way...make sense? :? To remedy it, I pull up and turn the engine off, leave it a few moments, turn back on and it seems fine!
I only took a picture of it as it happened tonight, and a few days ago...probably would have been at least a year before when it last happened....
1 Like #12
my sister in law had the same problem on her Vauxhall Zafira. Chugging and all that. She needed new plugs and HT leads and bingo. Jobs a goodun. Hope that helps if you cant afford to spend lots.
#13
Celticsun;3157465
Engine Management Light + Vauxhall + Vauxhall Main Dealer = EXPENSIVE!

Unless its under warranty, try and find a Vauxhall specialist.

Is the car showing any symptoms, unusual rattles, noises smells etc?

If its happened before I would put money on a sensor, haven't had the exhaust changed recently have you?

You got had too huh !! they wanted to take my engine appart to replace a thermostat, :x it was a broken control rod, on the climate control, hence no heater, cost me for a tube of super glue. :roll:
banned#14
is this any good to you

Found on a discussion board:
>I have a friend with an S reg Vauxhall Astra 2litre 16V diesel (light>turbo). When the revs hit 2500 the engine management light comes on>with associated loss of performance. Once the revs drop the light goes>off again.>>Anyone got any ideas what might be causing this and what can he check>to try to narrow down the problem
First rule of faultfinding on a Vauxhall Ecotec diesel engine - check the engine oil level. These engines, unlike many modern engines, use oil and if the oil runs low all sorts of things start to play up, in particular the engine vacuum system. You can have substantial oil loss (way below the minimum level on the dipstick) and not have the oil pressure warning light on.
To check the oil level, the engine must be at normal operating
temperature and the car parked on a flat surface. Switch the engine off
and wait around 5 minutes for the oil to drain back into the sump. If
your friend hasn't been checking the oil level, don't be surprised if
you can't see anything on the dipstick.
Dipstick minimum mark to dipstick full mark is 1 litre - total oil
capacity is 5.5 litres. Do not use mineral oil in these engines - the
best stuff to use is 10W-something over 30 semi-synthetic. Vauxhall
dealers sell a very good 10W-40 semi-synthetic for around GBP3.50 a
litre (5 litres is just over GBP14 from memory).
It is vital that drivers of vehicles with Vauxhall diesel engines check
their oil levels and top up if necessary at regular intervals. I know it
was probably all drummed into us at one point, and many of us have
stopped these checks having got used to modern engines that tend not to
use oil, but these engines do, on the whole, use oil. Mine tends to use
a litre around every 3000 miles.
If topping up the oil doesn't solve the problem, get to a dealer and get
the trouble codes read - if the light is coming on, something is causing
it to come on.
I've had the engine management warning light illuminate on my 2.0Di
Zafira (I think this is the engine, otherwise known as the X20 DTL, that
you're describing, in which case it isn't a light pressure turbo, it's a
standard turbo but has no intercooler - the 2.0TDi is basically the same
engine with an intercooler added). The problem in my case was that the
air mass meter was faulty.
The diagnostic read-out will say exactly why the light is coming on.
Before anyone with knowledge of Vauxhall petrol engines says anything,
these diesel engines use Bosch engine management - the bits are somewhat
different to the GM Multec systems used in most of the petrol engines.
The diesel engine management is complicated, and faults aren't helped if
there are any problems with the vacuum system, which does all sorts of
complicated things on this engine. Though the ECU light on mine was
lighting due to a faulty air mass meter, the main problem leading to
power loss was actually a loose vacuum hose.
#15
Warning: do not take it to a Vauxhall dealership garage. They will charge you an arm and a leg. Most ordinary garages should have computerised equipment that they can plug in and let you know what the exact fault is.
banned#16
give this website a try...ask your question and they will try to answer..
http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=175754
#17
Our engine management has been on in our corsa for a bout 3 years now and nothing has dropped off.
#18
Oh, and mines a petrol too....thansk again everyone for the info! May try and make my own cable and obtain diagnostics software...:whistling:
#19
The engine management in my laguna used to make the car slow if it detected a problem i beleive its called limp home or summit its to try n save the engine. . . . . .didnt work in the laguna :(
#20
Right

Here goes mate owns and runs a Vauxhall Garage and this has happened to me:

The light is the EMU (Engine Management Light) which as previously indicated can mean anything, if when light comes on and you drive it it goes a bit weak/slow it is because the EMU has put the car in "limp home mode" this reduces revs, and car feels VERY sluggish etc.

My advice is to take it to a garage - most garages even "back street" now have the devices that can read the faults - you can even buy your own for around £100 (goes up from there). In an ideal world get them to plug in when engine still running and light is on.

Even when the light goes out on the dash or you stop/ restart the car etc the fault is 90% of the time held in the memory of the ECU (the cars brain).

The longer you leave it the more it will COST - also to note if light comes on when you have your MOT garages will fail it. Don't panic - it could be the most common on the Vauxhall the cam shaft sensor - takes about 20-40mins max to fit and part is around £20-40 tops! - so don't panic..
#21
packard;3157842


The longer you leave it the more it will COST - also to note if light comes on when you have your MOT garages will fail it.


Ours has been shining bright an not failed its MOT...
#22
packard
Right

Here goes mate owns and runs a Vauxhall Garage and this has happened to me:

The light is the EMU (Engine Management Light) which as previously indicated can mean anything, if when light comes on and you drive it it goes a bit weak/slow it is because the EMU has put the car in "limp home mode" this reduces revs, and car feels VERY sluggish etc.

My advice is to take it to a garage - most garages even "back street" now have the devices that can read the faults - you can even buy your own for around £100 (goes up from there). In an ideal world get them to plug in when engine still running and light is on.

Even when the light goes out on the dash or you stop/ restart the car etc the fault is 90% of the time held in the memory of the ECU (the cars brain).

The longer you leave it the more it will COST - also to note if light comes on when you have your MOT garages will fail it. Don't panic - it could be the most common on the Vauxhall the cam shaft sensor - takes about 20-40mins max to fit and part is around £20-40 tops! - so don't panic..



didnt think a car would fail on a yellow warning light. red yes, but not yellow. as said above, it could mean anything. our merc had a worn out HT lead, previous car had lamda sensor - thank god they were all under warranty.
#23
titichimp - all i can say is "ok" - and more fool you it is a WARNING deice to let you know - you could be doing more damage or causing damage or runing on poor mpg due to part failure

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