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General Car Chat / Re: Waxoyl ?
« on: 14 March 2012, 20:13:46 »
Yep. I had the same problem with waxoyl on those lower rubber strips.

I found if you clean the waxoyl off with white spirit/panel wipe and allow to dry they resume their normal shape/flexibility after a few days.

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: connector
« on: 06 March 2012, 21:04:31 »
I think that is a plan. :y

Might do the same. :)

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: connector
« on: 06 March 2012, 18:29:59 »
I have a trailer loom (with correct square socket for behind the boot trim with wiring) on back order with Vauxhalls.

Six weeks and still waiting. :(

I don't think it will ever arrive so I have also started to collect the loop-in/bridging sockets from scappies.

Also found an indentical socket in the relay box in the engine bay. It has the larger pins but no smaller pins..

Omega General Help / Re: Washer jet identification, which side is it!
« on: 29 February 2012, 11:13:20 »
For reference the Vauxhall part numbers for the Headlamp Jets are:

Right Hand (RH): V0090509518
Left Hand (LH) :  V0090509516

RH/LH as looking from the front of the car.

If you take the jet off and look at the back you will find a RH or LH stamped into the plastic above the manufacture date. There is also a number which looks like a part nmber but it is not the same as the "official" Vauxhall part number?

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Whats this for ?
« on: 22 February 2012, 18:44:46 »
Just been out and checked on my 1998 2.5 Elite and yes I have a traction control (TC) button in that position. :)

I recall when looking at Omega's to buy many years ago that some had a large TC button (and a couple of blanking plates) to the left of the radio.

I had a little cubby hole in that position and later added a sat nav screen.

I also remember that some early elites had rear door glass demisters built into the rear doors. The switch may have been in that position. This option was later deleted. Certainly not on my 98 model.

Hope this helps.

General Car Chat / Re: New Tradeclub book
« on: 18 February 2012, 14:06:12 »
I got one of those letters too. Returned it and within a week got my 2012 Trade Club "Trade Book" on CD.

Still not got a new club card yet. Mine had expired in January. My dealer says it doesn't matter as long as my details are on the computer data base?

It also says you can request a printed version of the Trade Book via the Trade Club website but I can't find the link.

Anyone else managed this?

General Car Chat / Re: Another MOT Pass
« on: 17 February 2012, 11:56:54 »
It's a good feeling. Well done. :y

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Tow bar electrics
« on: 16 February 2012, 19:23:35 »
You can say that again. Nearly put my back out looking for the little devil. :(

Like most things, once you know where it is then it's easy in the future. :y

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Tow bar electrics
« on: 16 February 2012, 12:59:49 »
Just refurbished the towbar and electrics over the past few weeks on my mini-facelft Omega.

Finally found the socket base for the brake light failure sensor/relay!!!

I bought the sensor over 13 years ago (part no 90463123) but never got round to fitting it. My local Vauxhall dealer/parts dept/service dept were less than useful about where it should go and there was no useful forums to help out at that time.

Like you I had just wired the towbar brake lights into adjacent brake light and that worked ok.

Also decided to fit a 4 pin Flasher relay (part no 90506697, Vauxhall's wanted 39.86 but got a copy off ebay at 9.00) and now have towbar warning lamp on the instrument cluster instead of that annoying buzzer.

Everything works so well pleased. Only took 13 years!!!

Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Cruise The end result
« on: 06 December 2011, 11:23:53 »
Well done.  :y

Guess I wont be seeing you in Harry Buckland's for a while.

Omega General Help / Re: Dent removal?
« on: 17 November 2011, 17:20:20 »
Never tried dent removal myself but I did get a professional to sort out various dings in one of my Omega's when I bought it.

Can say they earn their money. It took a few hours and the result was brilliant.  :y

They are armed with an amazing amount of specialist tools which can get behind panels and the way they manipulate them is a wonder to behold. :D

Omega General Help / Re: Part numbers
« on: 13 November 2011, 18:34:46 »
Yep, just ordered a few of them on Friday.  :y

Omega General Help / Re: Gearbox holes
« on: 13 November 2011, 16:12:52 »
I rememember when I bought my first Omega back in 1999 I found those two holes were not covered which did look strange.

I made a few enquiries at my local Vauxhall parts department and they confirmed that there should be two rubber grommits and in those days you could get replacements. Probably not available now?  :(

Omega General Help / Air Con Condesor - Starting to fall apart
« on: 08 November 2011, 17:42:50 »
I removed the underbody tray on my V6 Omega to have a shuffty underneath prior to it's annual MOT and found large pieces of aluminium cooling fins.  :(

Assumed they were from the radiator but on closer examination I found that they were from the lower section of the air con condensor (on the inside next to the radiator).

The air con stills works ok and the condensor has no obvious leaks but it is the original (1998 model) and I guess is one it's way out.

I also have another Omega (1997 model) so I checked it's condensor. Guess what? Exactly the same type of damage! :-\

So well worth checking. I found it easier to remove the centre plastic cover at the front of the engine bay and look down between the radiator and condesnor. 

 Looks like it's going to get expensive  >:(

General Car Chat / Re: Gloucester scrappy
« on: 07 November 2011, 19:18:06 »
With all this talk of Harry Bucklands and Omegas I just had to go and have a rummage today (Monday) in the rain. ;)

Could not find the MV6 that an earlier contrbutor said was in but there are plenty of Omega's. I think there was 5 pre-facelift saloons (diesel, V6 and 4 pot), 2 pre-facelift estates and a facelift estate). All are well picked over.

Wonderfull.  :y

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