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Watching Watchdog the other night they featured a problem with Astra's, apparently if you turn the lights on the horn does not work. :shock:

So, therfore if you have an Astra you can't get the horn at night! :wink: :wink:

They would be better off with a French car as they are more exciting! :wink: :wink:
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Horny Astras aside, I watched that edition of Watchdog with abject fascination. I felt it was a show that really struggled to hold itself together and was constantly on the verge of imploding...

I thought they were going to reveal some ghastly showstopper on the Astra and all it turned out to be was the bloody horn. What a pitiful anti-climax :roll:

And Annie Robinson. Is she acting the part (seemed she was struggling with the anger bit at times) or is she really a nasty old cow?

My verdict on Watchdog is that it needs to be taken to the vet and put down immediately. At times it was painful and cringeworthy. The highlight was the talking trees... Some highlight :twisted: :roll:
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I remember when they mentioned two owners of new mini's.
One had a legitimate complaint, her Mini kept dropping it's windows when parked up overnight, meaning her insurance wouldn't pay out if it was stolen.
She was given a spare while they looked into hers, and it had the same problem and worse, in the end BMW gave her a new Mini and she was satisfied.
The other lived up a grass track, and as she drove down it she could smell burning.
Turns out the grass was rubbing against the CAT and getting singed.
How exactly is that BMW's fault???

I'm all for publicising bad companies, but bashing someone when they're not at fault is not what I begrudingly pay my licence fee for.
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So is that why Xantia S1 headlamps are a little dim?
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I gave up on the program years ago, it just seems to be people complaining about things caused by their own stupidity.

Wasn't it a Watchdog campaign which got the Xantia handbrake "modified" because people were too stupid to pull it on properly. The modification consisted of filing off the first few notches on the ratchet so numpties had to pull the lever up properly. :roll:
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Jim wrote
"And Annie Robinson. Is she acting the part (seemed she was struggling with the anger bit at times) or is she really a nasty old cow? "

i have seen her trying to smile,

but if you had half the boutox in your FFFFFace as she dose, you would have trouble smilling,


Xac wrote
"her Mini kept dropping, Turns out the grass was rubbing against the CAT and getting singed,

i dont know Xac your worse than me,

all this talk of the opposite gender having trouble with there MINNI's and there PUSSY (CAT) getting singed, is that on wet grass TEA HE

regards malcolm
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red_dwarfers wrote:So is that why Xantia S1 headlamps are a little dim?
Yes, they are afraid of the dark! :wink:
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Post by R9UKE »

My mum's Peugeot 206 has the exact same problem as the Astra.

I think it may also be linked to the other odd problem. Sometimes when the indicator is on, it will just stop, and the dipped beam headlights come on!!! Then once the indicator self cancels, the headlights turn themselves off.

Then of course, when the lights are on, the horn doesn't work.

MOT time is soon, so we will be deactivating the auto. headlights and hoping that the tester doesn't turn the lights on until the horn is tested!

Any ideas about the problem?
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Is this something to do with the Com 2000?
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CitroJim wrote:Horny Astras aside, I watched that edition of Watchdog with abject fascination. I felt it was a show that really struggled to hold itself together and was constantly on the verge of imploding...

I thought they were going to reveal some ghastly showstopper on the Astra and all it turned out to be was the bloody horn. What a pitiful anti-climax :roll:

And Annie Robinson. Is she acting the part (seemed she was struggling with the anger bit at times) or is she really a nasty old cow?

My verdict on Watchdog is that it needs to be taken to the vet and put down immediately. At times it was painful and cringeworthy. The highlight was the talking trees... Some highlight :twisted: :roll:
I agree CitroJim.

I used to watch it more previously, when Nicky Campbell and Julia Bradbury :wink: were on it.

Also when it was half an hour long they did not fill it out with items, and were more to the point.

Rogue traders was a spin off from it, and became a seperate programme.

Although now it has gone back into Watchdog.
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If I'd known that Julia Bradbury was on it I may have been tempted to watch it 8-)
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myglaren wrote:If I'd known that Julia Bradbury was on it I may have been tempted to watch it 8-)
This was on the old Watchdog series which is a while back now.

Although you can go on railway walks with her! 8-)
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I have watched a few of those, and the fell walk in the Lake District.
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Yes I liked the railway walks interesting programme, and lovely presenter. 8-)

Prior to the Countryfile programme time change, when it was on in the mornings, she went to a river where the locals, and others travel to do wild river swimming.

Well there was a small gentle current to be aware off, and the presenters had to be careful not to get out of their depth.

Julia and I think someone called Matt who used to be on Blue Peter went swimming.

Matt went in a wet suit with an Olympic swimmer, and tried some distance swimming.

Whereas Julia jumped and played in the water in her swim suit. :wink: 8-)

She was more brave than Matt, and enjoyed the water with the others that braved the temperature it was a sunny day, but the water was cold!
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It was nice seeing the lovely setting, and the way the current teases over a lovely lady relaxing, and putting her feet up! :wink: 8-)

Right I'm off for a cold shower now! :wink:
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Homer wrote:Wasn't it a Watchdog campaign which got the Xantia handbrake "modified" because people were too stupid to pull it on properly. The modification consisted of filing off the first few notches on the ratchet so numpties had to pull the lever up properly. :roll:
I wondered why my C5 didn't seem to have any notches on the first bit of the handbrake!

I had an astra van that I inheritted from my brother that the brake switch on the pedal was always failing, this resulted in him having 2 rear-end shunts in it.

Odd electrics on Vauxhalls, took me about an hour off fiddling with every switch posible before I worked out how to turn the interior light on, you pull the main light switch :roll:. Sould have guessed really as you have to do the same with the fan switch to turn the heated rear screen on.