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    To GSI owners - how easy is it to tell if a GSI has xenons or not? There seems to be a grey area around the March 2004 time when they were fazed out as standard?
    I have been talking to a dealer about a lovely looking red GSI first registered in March 2004 and am going to look at it next week. From the pictures it has headlamp washers - does this indicate Xenons?

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    Not necessarily. Have a look by the main light switch. If there is a height adjustment control, then it doesn't have them, if it doesn't then it does!


    Hope that makes sense!

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    Or look for the washer nozzles on the bumper, if it's got Xenons it'll have washers.

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    Yes if it has headlamp washers it has Xenons,

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    Thanks all.
    Conflicting answers there.
    Will check it out next week.
    fingers crossed.
    Will post pictures if i get it

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    Turn on the headlights, if the light flickers initially then you have Xenons

    Also may have a sticker under the bonnet which says 'Very High Voltage' for the Xenons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey©
    Or look for the washer nozzles on the bumper, if it's got Xenons it'll have washers.

    Spot on Neil, the washers are also heated did you know !!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommo2000
    Conflicting answers there.
    There's no conflict! Cars fitted with xenon headlamps will have washers and will not have manual headlamp range control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedee3
    There's no conflict! Cars fitted with xenon headlamps will have washers and will not have manual headlamp range control.
    Yep agreed, no conflict.

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    Has anyone bought a replacement xenon bulb.

    I have never had to replace one but I guess over 3 years down the line one will go sometime.

    I asked the dealer out of interest how much one would be (to have as a spare) and they quoted £92.

    There are various sites selling replacements but I’m concerned that if I buy cheap I may get poor quality.

    What’s the best replacement for the standard dealer fit xenons’.

    Cheers

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