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    hi

    Just wondering if anyone has done this b4...I need to change my car from right hand drive to left hand drive as i have recently moved from the UK and i dont wanna sell the car as i love it:-)

    many thanks

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    You'll be talking big bucks to do that mate. Most probably not financially viable

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    Very easy to do:

    Fit a "learner vehicle" pedal kit on the passenger side (brake pedal and clutch). Then remove the accelerator pedal from the existing drivers side and attach it to the new brake and clutch pedals. Cut into the wiring loom and run some wires from the accelerator pedal to the drive-by-wire throttle. Next, drill a 12mm hole in the dash on the passenger side (below the airbag), and obtain a 10" bicycle wheel (i.e. from a kids bike). Insert the end of the "axle" from the bike wheel into the 12mm hole you drilled. Take off the tyre from the bike wheel, and wrap around the bike wheel rim an inner tube from a 26" bike wheel. This will be too big, which is intentional, as you need to wrap the excess around the existing steering wheel. Thus, when you turn the 10" bike wheel, the car's steering wheel will rotate as well. Note however, that the car will now require more turns lock-to-lock, probably 4 instead of the previous 3. Always have a passenger sitting in what used to be the driver's seat, to operate the indicators and wipers etc.

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    No-one remember Jeremy Clarkson's review of the Signum...? Variation on a theme an' all that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    Very easy to do:

    Fit a "learner vehicle" pedal kit on the passenger side (brake pedal and clutch). Then remove the accelerator pedal from the existing drivers side and attach it to the new brake and clutch pedals. Cut into the wiring loom and run some wires from the accelerator pedal to the drive-by-wire throttle. Next, drill a 12mm hole in the dash on the passenger side (below the airbag), and obtain a 10" bicycle wheel (i.e. from a kids bike). Insert the end of the "axle" from the bike wheel into the 12mm hole you drilled. Take off the tyre from the bike wheel, and wrap around the bike wheel rim an inner tube from a 26" bike wheel. This will be too big, which is intentional, as you need to wrap the excess around the existing steering wheel. Thus, when you turn the 10" bike wheel, the car's steering wheel will rotate as well. Note however, that the car will now require more turns lock-to-lock, probably 4 instead of the previous 3. Always have a passenger sitting in what used to be the driver's seat, to operate the indicators and wipers etc.

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    Unfortunatly the Vectra C like many modern cars has a bespoke bulkhead for RHD amd LHD.

    You would need to change the entire bulkhead to do it. Older cars had bulkheads that were the same both sides. So you'll have to either stick with it or buy a left hooker.

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