Review: Vauxhall Tigra (2004 – 2009)

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Folding tin-top version of the Corsa with a quite sporty drive and softish ride.

Electric boot closing system can cause trouble. Leaks through window seals. Camshaft failures common.

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18 August 2016

If the electric roof jams then what may work is to disconnect the battery for 2-3 hours, then reconnect it and drive the car for around half an hour after which a bleeping noise should indicate a re-set... Read more

8 September 2015

Another report of footwell water leak in Tigras. Same as Corsa C: 18-11-2013: Over the last year have received about 15 further reports of water leaks into the footwells of Corsa C models from year... Read more

21 January 2014

Seem to suffer from the same water leak into the driver's footwell that affects Corsa C models from year 2000. Brake master cylinder is bolted to a plate which is bonded to the bulkhead. This bonding... Read more

Vauxhall Tigra (2004 – 2009): At A Glance

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I need to disconnect my car's battery to do some work - how do I reset the radio code afterwards?

I want to disconnect the battery of my Vauxhall Tigra to carry out some work but I do not have the code for the factory fitted radio. How do I reset the radio code once battery is reconnected?
You may want to just use something like a 9V memory saver (it plugs into the cigarette lighter) or, if you have a booster pack, you could also use that. You could also purchase a small 9V battery, attach two leads and then connect to your battery leads before disconnecting. If none of the above are suitable then there are quite a few sites that will (for a price) give you your code from the 14 digit serial number on the radio.
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