I popped out to our local shop yesterday morning, got some supplies and jumped back in the car but it wouldn't start! On the dash I saw the car and spanner legend in the rev counter display. After a couple of tries I got the engine started but no drive, the accelerator pedal was dead. Managed to get the car out of the shops car park and around the corner to a layby, by driving in second gear on tickover revs. Once there in the shade I could see the centre GID had turn signal bulb failure showing, (at shop the sun was shining directly on it so I hadn't noticed this at the time).
anyway, having been a boy scout in my youth I had a spare bulb kit to hand in my boot, fitted a new front o/s indicator bulb and hey presto! Car was fine again.
2 things though, first is that normal for vectras that they can't be driven if a bulb blows? Second, if I'm doing 70 on the motorway and signal to overtake and the indicator bulb blows, am I going to find myself in the outside lane rapidly slowing down, with either no accelerator or a dead engine!