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    I just changed my headlights and sidelights bulbs on the Vec.

    SHREDDED MY HANDS TO PIECES.

    Its all gone in and all working fine. I have one question, since its the first time ive done this, the headlight bulbs when you re-fit them, they just push back into place dont they? I found that there is only a certain position that they will fit in securly is this correct?

    I just bought some Xenon HID Charged ice white bulbs from ebay cos my drivers side bulb went.

    I cant afford right now to buy HID's but when I can I will ...cos the standard lights are poor, I hope these are a little better.

    Many thanks

    Adam
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    The H7 in the facelift does indeed just press fit.

    It is a generally reliable method. Glad you got on well but the only real upgrade is a proper HID xenon kit to improve these dire headlights

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    It is a generally reliable method. Glad you got on well but the only real upgrade is a proper HID xenon kit to improve these dire headlights
    Yeh I know exactly what your saying. Im gona have to get some. Sooner or later. The lights are pathetic, but I lost the driver side bulb and didnt just wanna buy some standard ones again, so these should be 'slightly' better until I can get some HID's

    Thanks for the reply

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    I did the same, I upgraded the bulbs to some 6000K H7 "filament" ones, then got myself a set of 4300K HID-direct ones and BOY!!! they make such a difference.

    I had a run up the M6 from Lancaster M74 to M77 to home a couple of weeks back in pitch black and they were just amazing.

    I would try and raise the height of the dip beam slightly with a long reach 6mm allan key as this makes a massive help too.

    If you want the procedure let me know its really simple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam_starkie View Post
    SHREDDED MY HANDS TO PIECES.
    I take it you didn't remove the bumper to do the job then?

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