2013 Vauxhall Astra 1.6T SRI GTC
Central heater controls, entertainment section and screen intermittently turn off and back on again repeatedly sometimes affecting the power steering too.

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Roger Philpott
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Nov 12, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
I've had the car about a year and occasionally the central heater/entertainment pod will just cut out, lights, radio and screen will just go off, then come back on again a couple of seconds later and do this repeatedly for several minutes. It has also, but thankfully rarely, cut out the power steering as well. It first happened as I was exiting a roundabout and I couldn't turn the wheel and had to brake sharply before hitting the armco barrier on the exit slip. It's done it about a dozen or so times since, but doesn't always affect the power steering. Has anyone come across this problem and found a remedy, or will I need to employ the services of a auto electrician?

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Astra
Variant: 1.6T SRI GTC
Model Year: 2013
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres
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whittingehame
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15,944 points

Nov 12, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
I would get your battery and alternator LOAD tested . A low battery or alternator not charging correctly would give those faults .
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bustedknuckles
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2,156 points

Nov 14, 2020 (2 weeks ago)
Known for alternator issues that cause such an issue ,other though is a can fault wiring rubbed shorting to ground causing issues
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