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    Unhappy HID Xenon Kit! What a Mission!

    Hello Guys, Long time lingerer and first time poster. I recently acquired a Vectra C facelift (Life) on 06 plate. The headlights on the car seem really dim, so i decided to get more powerful bulbs, these did not seem to make any difference (I have slightly impaired vision), eventually I bought a Xenon HID Kit off ebay. Connected it up and got the engine warning light. Took the car to a Xenon specialist who tried:

    1. A decoder
    2. A capacitor (35v 1000uf)

    That didn't work, so he tried his own kit which has allegedly worked on Vectra's previously. That didn't work either. So just like any good forum member, I did a search online and found this in 'How 2' section:

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15076

    Followed it word by word and replicated the device, the result? Warning light Again!. I am at a loss now, Is there anyone out there who's had this issue or may know how to solve it?

    Thanks in Advance

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    The engine warning light? Or the bulb wanring light? Most of us have bought the HID's Direct kit as it's guaranteed to work with the Vec C, and I had mine in for over a year with no issues...

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    The light Warning light. The Kit that the Xenon specialist tried fitting on is meant to work on Vectra C's. That didn't work either. . According to him, It's a bit of touch and go with vectra's. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't

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    If i were you i would just order one of the Vec-C specific kits from HID Direct of ebay, cancellers built in the ballasts simple straight plug & plug have these on my own Vec. There are many other makes available but just going by experience and what others on here have recommended as well. Great results with mine as well over the standard bulbs.

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    agreed - not many people have reported any issues with the hids direct kit-
    and plenty of people HAVE fitted them with no worries

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    Hids Direct all the way no issues whatsoever

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    yep hid direct all the way £60 job done
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    Yeah there the ones, but i had the 50w version not sure you need them as most seem to have the 35w ones and say there more than enough. Just have to choose the colour temp when ordering 4300k factory colour 6000k blue/white mine are 6k and seem the same as the Merc lights the guy opposite me has. And above 6000k you start going Blue/Purple.

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