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    Default how do i know if i have factory xenons?

    i know it sounds stupid but im gona ask still

    how do i know if i have factory xenons?
    also hid and xenon are the same things yeh??

    another question is that, ive got a vectra CDXI so i heard that all cdxı's come with projector headlights?

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    If you open your bonnet and have a look at at back of your headlights. If there are wires/cable sticking out of the cover for the bulbs then it will be aftermarket like mine. If not then they could be OEM HID's or just standard halogen.

    Next test is by turning the lights on in the dark. If they start out dim (low light) and gradually (over a few seconds) get brighter, then you have HID's

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    the dealers can tell from decoding your chassis number what the car left the factory with, just give em a call.

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    Factory xenons will have headlight washers, and the beam height knob by the headlight switch will be missing.

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    hıımm...does the cdxi have projectors then?so i dont need to get a xenon kit if i have the projectors..

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    all Vectra C have projector lights..

    Look at your light switch.. if you have a level ajuster for the light, you dont have xenon.. (atleast not OEM)

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    so i dont have to buy a xenon kit, because ive got projectors? is that right??

    and whats the difference between hids and xenon ? :s

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    no different hid's are xenons Most ppl call factory fit the xenons and aftermarket HID's (High Intensity Discharge i think) and the gas inside the bulb is actually a xenon gas as far as i know
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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    no different hid's are xenons Most ppl call factory fit the xenons and aftermarket HID's (High Intensity Discharge i think) and the gas inside the bulb is actually a xenon gas as far as i know
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    Quote Originally Posted by vectra_ View Post
    so i dont have to buy a xenon kit, because ive got projectors? is that right??
    As said, all Vec-C's have projector main beams, the one with the lens that looks like, er, you know, a projector. They can be either Xenon or Halogen types. Your sidelights/high beams are a standard reflector type.

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