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    Unhappy Headlights disapointing

    I bought my 07 Vec Estate a month ago. The headlights seemed really poor so I replaced the bulbs with Xenons. The 1st couple of feet in front of the car are good but it doesnt project the light any further and if a car comes in the other direction or there is street lighting I cant see my lights at all. Is this a Vec thing or do I need replacements?

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    It's the vectra I'm affraid

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    by xenons do you mean HID's or just xenon type bulbs?

    al.

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    its a vec thing ..............
    many went the H.I.D.s route to overcome this ....but the new M.O.T laws are scaring ppl off this now ...as you will need to change the bulbs for every mot

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    Here's the interesting threat, maybe it helps. But it is said that ist's pretty hard to improve it on Veccys:

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97177

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    same here got off the ferry from scotland on wed night the wife said she would like to get some night time driving in so off we went, she complained the whole fourteen miles home unless full beam on she could not see a thing, so she instructed to get on your vectra site and try to find a solution, so here i am whats the best way to go about getting better lights? or is it a case of just deal with it, thanks mates hope i havn,t hijacked this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by big jon View Post
    same here got off the ferry from scotland on wed night the wife said she would like to get some night time driving in so off we went, she complained the whole fourteen miles home unless full beam on she could not see a thing, so she instructed to get on your vectra site and try to find a solution, so here i am whats the best way to go about getting better lights? or is it a case of just deal with it, thanks mates hope i havn,t hijacked this thread
    fit 55w 4300k hids !

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    Cheers guys. I thought with a good looking set of lights like the face lifts I would be lighting the road up for miles around! Typical. The thread from GTS looks like the way forwards and then maybe HID. She came with a years Mot so I've got time to think about the bulb issue.

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    HIDs direct have the answer to your replacements.
    Many threads on here about HIDs.
    Few other places do them.
    Hids direct give a discount(vec-c).

    I ordered mine last night, cant wait to actually see further than 3ft at night.
    I went for the 50W 4300k ones for the most light.
    Think everyone will agree changing dipped lights to HID is a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    its a vec thing ..............
    many went the H.I.D.s route to overcome this ....but the new M.O.T laws are scaring ppl off this now ...as you will need to change the bulbs for every mot
    What laws are these mate? I just had my car MOT'd last month by the main dealer with no problems or mention of the HIDs. Have they just come in recently?

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