User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Headlamp Glass

  1. #1
    Regular Member old cruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    slough
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Headlamp Glass

    Anyone had any issues with their headlamp Glass (poxy plastic!!) just went out to the car and noticed what looked like some sort of crazing on it , but just on one patch of it , has that look as if some laquer has worn away type of thing, surely laquer is not put on these is it? anyway tried to polish it out and is not that noticeable now, however it's still there!! what the hell do they make these sodding VX's out of these days!!
    Cheers Pete

  2. #2
    Regular Member alanv6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    weymouth, dorset
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Basically the sun eats the plastic over time, my passenger side one is starting to go, Put the mop over it the other day brought it up better but will be looking for another one but its a xenon so wont be cheap..

  3. #3
    Full Member Big Sig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Is a very naughty boy
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by alanv6 View Post
    Basically the sun eats the plastic over time, my passenger side one is starting to go, Put the mop over it the other day brought it up better but will be looking for another one but its a xenon so wont be cheap..
    Same here, both mine are like it. Think I'm gonna wet sand it off and polish it back up. UV rays, who'd have em!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

  4. #4
    Regular Member alanv6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    weymouth, dorset
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Can get one from my work but still at 150 quid.
    Cant justify spending that on the old girl...

  5. #5
    Regular Member old cruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    slough
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Did wonder if this maybe the cause , as sun beats down (when it's out!!) on the front of our house being south facing and same where I have to park at work, just can't avoid it. What sort of cost are we talking to replace these then as I take it you can't just buy the glass on it's own then? must say I've never had this happen on any other motor I've had, including my last Omega , strange!!
    Cheers Pete

  6. #6
    Regular Member alanv6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    weymouth, dorset
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Headlamp only im afraid, mine are about 150 quid from vauxhall cause mine are xenons yours should be cheaper. Ebay should have loads, put some nice sri black ones in yours.

  7. #7
    Regular Member old cruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    slough
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by alanv6 View Post
    Headlamp only im afraid, mine are about 150 quid from vauxhall cause mine are xenons yours should be cheaper. Ebay should have loads, put some nice sri black ones in yours.
    That's worth a thought mate, mind you how much light is lost with the SRI ones if any ,as I find mine aren't that great at night to say the least!!
    Cheers Pete

  8. #8
    Ex Vec-C Admin & Founder GARY3306's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Ashington, Northumberland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Pete, I take it yours is the standard clear lens, pre-facelift (going by your avatar). If so, what side is it? I have a headlight at work, perfect condition (no broken tabs etc) and it's just laid around. Cover my postage and I'll send iot to you if its the correct side. (Cant remember if its n/s or o/s).
    [SIGPIC]VX<font color=Red>R</font> with added Courtenay <img src=https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.png border=0 alt= title=Big Grin class=inlineimg />

  9. #9
    Regular Member old cruiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    slough
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    Pete, I take it yours is the standard clear lens, pre-facelift (going by your avatar). If so, what side is it? I have a headlight at work, perfect condition (no broken tabs etc) and it's just laid around. Cover my postage and I'll send iot to you if its the correct side. (Cant remember if its n/s or o/s).
    That's very kind of you to offer that mate, it's the N/S (passenger side) .
    Cheers Pete

  10. #10
    Ex Vec-C Admin & Founder GARY3306's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Ashington, Northumberland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Well I have a very strong feeling that it is that side that I have. I will take a look tomorrow and get back to you tomorrow night.
    [SIGPIC]VX<font color=Red>R</font> with added Courtenay <img src=https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.png border=0 alt= title=Big Grin class=inlineimg />

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Headlamp washers
    By redraptor_141 in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 22nd January 2010, 18:10
  2. headlamp level
    By davidj387 in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12th September 2009, 01:00
  3. AFL Headlamp adjustment?
    By Matty H in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 31st May 2008, 01:36
  4. xenon headlamp Q?
    By 3.2_V6_VXR in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 2nd January 2007, 17:42

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •