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    Default Pre facelift SRI bulb upgrade

    Hi guys n gals been searching the forum and can not seem to find the answer, most posts relate to the facelift.

    Anyway I want to upgrade the dipped and main beam bulbs in the car, even the wife commented on how bad they were on the motorway the other day.

    Not fussed about HIDs etc as I will only mess up the installation if I try it lol.

    im confused with all this H7 H1 stuff, can someone kindly tell me what bulbs I need to order H7? H4? etc and if they have a reputable source for them rather than halfrauds.

    Once again many thanks.

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    Found this in How 2 section LOL

    Pre-facelift Vectra
    Dipped Beam: H7 (477)
    Main Beam: H7 (477)

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    i know you mentioned about HID's but for the money it was the best thing i ever fitted to a car, light output is awsome and it went through its mot fine, also if you can change the bulbs you can fit hids, it really is a peice of cake,
    i recon your looking at about £15 - £20 for a good set of bulbs for that money you could put hids in the dipped beam and leave the main beam as is (you wouldnt really need to use them with hids)

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    i know you knock halfords but they do have a bogof on high power headlight bulbs

    i fitted them and there fine

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    I would love the HIDs as replacing both H7 bulbs your looking at £40 -£60, but seriously me and DIY on cars dont mix well.

    I would end up with the rear lights on and no headlights working at all LOL.

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    I paid a mechanic £20 to fit... well worth the money. I tried all these supposed 'brighter' lights,.. imo they just dont work. HID is a HUGE improvement

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    got me thinking now lol.

    Where is best place for the HIDs? HID-driect?

    Which would you recommend?

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    HIDS-4-US
    Dealt with both and found these guys better. Some folk have no problem with HIDS Direct, but as I've found and many others, their aftersales are poop.

    £65 for the kit (dip) and I paid £20 to fit.

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    Ouch showing £148 on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by accveccysriturbo View Post
    Ouch showing £148 on there.
    I suspect you looked at hids4u and not hids4us (note the s at the end of the name)

    HIDS4US are £67.49 delivered.

    I bought mine from them back in sept 2009 for the same price they are today. Touch wood I've had no issues with them.

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