spanner light on


Asked by Jan 08, 2018 at 04:14 PM about the Vauxhall Corsa

Question type: Maintenance & repair

engine running on tick over then spanner light comes on goes in to limp mode
no power , switch off re start light gone out  drives ok till next time it comes on

7 Answers


It's going into LIMP MOD, this stops damage to the engine, your car needs to go on a reader to find out what code/codes are in the ECU, driving your car can cause more damage, get it checked ASAP.

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car has been to vauxhall dealers been on scanner no fault codes coming up , still runs perfect pull up and stop in traffic spanner light comes on and in limp mode switch off start up light gone out drives ok

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Hi, there must be a Fault with in the ECU, have you looked at changing this, the other move is when the spanner light comes on and goes into limp mode, don't switch off and start, get the car to a garage or someone who can read the codes whilst in Limp mode, the option is an ECU change.

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the answer to my problem was , a valve in the air intake which is a one way valve, this had gone faulty and working two way, vauxhall dealer found it £170 LATER.

will a faulty clutch switch on my 2010 Corsa 1.3 diesel send it into limp mode ?

well this depends on the model of your opel , if you hold the brake and accelerator switch the vehicle to the on position , it should display a code of its own(odometer clock will change ) which you can google and find out the problem yourself . but to me , i would say replace the MAP sensor . let me know if this works for you ....

My service light come on then my engine light come on and the other went out light with the engine light have stay on please help me

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