My swift has developed an annoying rattle coming from the passenger side door.
I could hear it even radio turned all the way up, and it was very annoying whenever I'm driving over slightly uneven roads.
After some extensive investigation, I've realised this is due to a pair of wires hitting against the plastic trim on the door.
The fix is fairly simple, remove the plastic door cover, and apply some dampening material to the plastic panel. In my case I used some kitchen towel and attached it to the door with masking tape.
If your electric window suddenly stopped working, chances are it's not mechanical and there's an easy fix to this.
Note: I did this on my Vauxhall Corsa, but it should apply to other Vauxhall / Opel vehicles such as the Astra or Zafira.
Car window will not open with either driver's control, passenger control, or remote control (key). Fuses to the electric windows are not blown.
This is purely my speculation. The window panes on these Vauxhall are controlled by vehicle's ECU. If something has caused the ECU to forget the actual "position" of the window pane, it probably goes into safe mode and not operate the window motor.
To fix this issue, you will need to perform an ECU reset. This is done by disconnecting the negative battery connector from the car battery for approximately 1 minute.
Resetting the ECU will:
cause the trip odometer to reset to 0.
reset the window position memory and disables auto open / shut
After reconnecting the battery connector to the battery terminal, verify the windows are operational. To restore the auto open / shut functionality, first shut the windows completely, depress the button to Open position until window is fully open, keep holding the button until an audible "click" is heard. (approximately half a second after window is fully open). Repeat and close the window fully while holding the button in the Shut position until an audible click is heard.
Test the windows are now back in normal operation.
**Please note this trick probably only works with O2 Pay monthly customers**
**Other customers on O2 Payg / MVNO won't benefit from this trick**
If you're on O2 or GiffGaff with a decent mobile device, you might notice sometimes webpages rendered on mobile data looks a bit off / pixelated, especially when the images are being zoomed in. Or sometimes the background gradient colours looked really off.
This is likely caused by the image compression proxy that O2 deployed between you and the internet. I have not done an extensive test on this subject, but .jpg and .png files are notoriously heavily compressed when they're being sent through the mobile network.
To test if the page quality is affected by the O2 image compression, there are few things you can do:
(1) Find a NON-HTTPS site with .jpg images, online albums like imgur should do.
(2) CLEAR CACHE of browser, this might involve wiping all app data. Alternatively you can use Chrome incognito mode throughout.
(3) Browse to the selected URL over mobile network, save a picture to the device.
(4) Clear Cache / open another Incognito tab, download the same picture to device.
(5) Open Gallery / Photos app and compare the two images.
In order for this test to be accurate, it's best to try different sites with different types of images, including .gif, .jpg, .png, etc.
If you noticed difference in quality between the two images, then your device is suffering from O2's Image Compression.
If you're lucky enough to an O2's pay monthly customer, you can try setting up the following APN, do a REBOOT, then test again.