2003 Vauxhall Vectra 2.2 DTi
Power steering warning light comes on after replacing with second hand one

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Phil Hoggar
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Aug 25, 2020 (5 months ago)
About 18 months ago a second hand part was used for the power steering. The amber warning light has been on since then.I have been told that it is because the coding does not match up, ie has to be done by Opel.Steering absolutely fine. Any help please.

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Vectra
Variant: 2.2 DTi
Model Year: 2003
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres
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whittingehame
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16,858 points

Aug 25, 2020 (5 months ago)
Check fluid level . Could be a faulty sensor or try resetting the light with Tech 3 If electro hydraulic power assisted steering on your car , test battery condition and alternator output under load .
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Phil Hoggar
Driver
1 points

Aug 26, 2020 (5 months ago)
Thanks for the reply but have only just found some time to check things,although not sure what Tech3 is, only know it as a connection with motor racing!
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bustedknuckles
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2,301 points

Aug 28, 2020 (4 months ago)
It’s diagnostic kit used to read fault codes and monitor values from the vehicle ,unless you have a mate that’s a mechanic ,that may have diagnostic equipment,Best getting it to a Vauxhall garage that know the product and have the correct kit to fix it,As alternator issues can cause steering issues and lights on dash,But diagnostic is essential and advised.
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Phil Hoggar
Driver
1 points

Aug 28, 2020 (4 months ago)
Thanks for the reply. I was kind of hoping that going to a dealer etc was not the way forward. It seems today that faulty sensors are at least as big a problem than the parts they are supposed to protect.Thanks again for your help.
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