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    Default First time vauxhall owner needing help

    Guys, new to the forum and first time owning a Vauxhall

    Need a few questions answered:

    Headlight bulbs ...?
    Sidelight bulbs ...?
    Brake light bulbs ...?
    Reg plate bulbs ...?

    All of the above, what type of bulb are they?

    CD players,

    My car has a tape player ( very 1995) Quick look on ebay tonight and ive seen a few, but whats the best to go for?

    Some have screens? Will the wee screen work in my car?

    Got a bulb warning light showing, but ive checked everybulb on the car and they are all working, any suggestions?


    Thanks


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    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : Design

    Engine : 1.9CDTi

    Year : 2005

    Mileage : Lots

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    Headlights: H7 (I think, don't quote me on that one)
    Sidelights: 501
    Brake lights: Can't remember
    Reg plate: 501 same as sidelights

    If you nip into your local Halfords they have a flip chart with all the bulbs that will have the correct numbers on.

    In regards to the stereo, how old is the car? Half-CAN bus cars are late 04 backwards and you will need the radio code for it (CDR2005 model for example). If your car is newer, you will need to get a radio that is divorced from the old car and take it to Vauxhall to be paired to a newer one.

    Or make life a lot easier, buy one from somewhere else that isn't a VX one.

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    As a 2002, has the same ligths as mine

    H7 for dipped and main beam, 4 in total
    501 for sidelight, numberplate, and indicator repeaters
    581 for main indicators
    380 for all others;, brake, rear marker, and fog (offside)

    Bulb warning occurs near end of life of a bulb
    Equally, the Vectra C will compensate the rear marker lights and brake lights, so check all four
    Turn on the lights and then brake
    Either look at the back of the car reflected in a window, have someone brake for you, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cont1204 View Post
    Headlights: H7 (I think, don't quote me on that one)
    Sidelights: 501
    Brake lights: Can't remember
    Reg plate: 501 same as sidelights

    If you nip into your local Halfords they have a flip chart with all the bulbs that will have the correct numbers on.

    In regards to the stereo, how old is the car? Half-CAN bus cars are late 04 backwards and you will need the radio code for it (CDR2005 model for example). If your car is newer, you will need to get a radio that is divorced from the old car and take it to Vauxhall to be paired to a newer one.

    Or make life a lot easier, buy one from somewhere else that isn't a VX one.
    Hi mate my car is a 2002 (52) I prefair oem goodies as it's one less thing to take out the car at night ( removing facia from aftermarket)

    Seen a couple on eBay,

    http://wap.ebay.co.uk/Pages/ViewItem...957262&emvcc=0

    http://wap.ebay.co.uk/Pages/ViewItem...443989&emvcc=0


    Any idea if they would do?

    How do I tell if I've got half canbus or full?

    Can I add a trip computer into my car so that I've got range to empty & mpg etc?


    G

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    Engine : 2.0 cdti/1.6 Turbo

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    Welcome mate, yours being a 52 plate it'll be half can bus, making fitting those stereos a bit of a headache.

    As for a trip computer see this http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70769

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Welcome mate, yours being a 52 plate it'll be half can bus, making fitting those stereos a bit of a headache.

    As for a trip computer see this http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70769

    Thanks bud! After Market unit it will be!

    Know a few people who work in halfrauds so I'll go pay them a visit!

    As for the trip, is it still possible to retro fit this with after Market cd player?

    I've never owned a vauxhall so totally clueless, always been Vags or japs!


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    Yeah it works off of the wiper stalk that you fit, so it's totally independant of the stereo

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Yeah it works off of the wiper stalk that you fit, so it's totally independant of the stereo

    Soooooo whos fitting it for me? Clueless on electrics Haha!


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