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    Hi

    Whats the easiest way to replace the headlight bulbs? I have had a look and there isnt much room.

    Is it a case of doing it and taking all day or to unbolt the headlight and drop it forward?

    I just want to replace them with some xenon bulbs Ive have? Also, I have some LED side lights, will they bring on a warning light, they did in my last car.

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    best bbet is to take the bumper of and light out ....saves the pain ..unless you have lil girly hands

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    easiest way is take out air box for drivers side pull out washers bottle neck for passenger side bring it to me ill change for you f.o.c in 20 mins ps led side lights will put warning light on in dash just get 501 white light bulbs look great....all bulbs done in 20 mins mate.....

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    How do you take the air box off? Is it just a case of undoing a few bolts. Sounds like that is the easiest option.

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    its dead easy once you see it done it takes longer to write it all out in a how2 than it would to do the job if you want tomorrow morning bring it to me ill change em for you you can whatch and do a how2. pm me if your interested mate.....

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    Thank you for the offer I really appreciate it, but Im busy in the morning, plus its a bit far to travel just to have my bulbs replaced.

    Thanks again for the offer though, its very kind of you.

    Carl

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    best i can do... ready ? shortened version .pop bonnet remove air induct hose unplug air flow sensor in pipe. unhook wiring that runs along air box then pull up and out air box its on push in grometts change bulbs re fit a bit fiddly but easy once you`ve seen it done if you get probs pm me and ill try and help... GOOD LUCK.

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    Thank you very much.

    Didnt mean to sound rude, I do appreciate the offer of you doing it, but just a bit far to travel.

    Will let you know how I get on.

    Carl

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    still prefer the bumper off option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl83 View Post
    Whats the easiest way to replace the headlight bulbs? I have had a look and there isnt much room
    You have a 2003 Vectra C, there is more room than there is in the facelift

    The nearside bulb is easy
    The offside bulb is not so easy

    A trick I had with the headlight bulbs was to take the old blown bulb and turn it in the housing several times, the originals were held in solid
    I now have no problem changing either bulb

    I started off undoing the edge of the offside bumper, but don't even need to to do that anymore

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