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Thread: Fitted HID, not as expected.

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    Default Fitted HID, not as expected.

    Had HID fitted over the weekend its good far better than halogen bulbs but still not as expected, i expected it to light up half the street, but the distance is the same as before but much brighter.
    Mine is a facelift model not sure if that makes a difference.

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    The beam doesn't seem to project much further (although I believe that's the idea), but yes hugely brighter and what I noticed is that the cats eyes light up for miles ahead, and also street signs light up outside of the beam pattern.
    For £60 it's a great improvement

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    The benefit of HID's is the brightness of the light, it cannot alter the pre-destined beam pattern set by the lens as such, however, the Vectras are notorious in having a very low set dip beam, far lower than will pas a regulation MOT.

    I found that using a long reach 6mm allan key and sitting with the lights set to position 2, then raising the beam while being parked infront of a blank wall the adjustment and the HID's meant I could see at night again in my Vectra (a facelift also)

    I feel that after the beam adjustment even standard H7 bulb's would be borderline passable too for light quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy71 View Post
    The beam doesn't seem to project much further (although I believe that's the idea), but yes hugely brighter and what I noticed is that the cats eyes light up for miles ahead, and also street signs light up outside of the beam pattern.
    For £60 it's a great improvement
    Totally agree.

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    I've also lifted my beam angle with no issues, no flashing, not MOT queries. Been like it since fitted now

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    I have HIDs fitted to my prefacelift LS & my next door neighbour has them fitted to his facelift Exclusiv.

    Neither of us have had any issues & the beam pattern is the same as with halogen bulbs, just SOOOOOOOO much brighter! The beam pattern won't change as both pre & post facelift versions have PROJECTOR headlights. You would definitely notice if they had reflector headlights, you would be blinding everyone on the road & attracting the old bill! Not to mention you'd look like all the boy racers in their Corsas & Saxos!

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    Can anyone tell me where the headlight level adjusters are on each light unit under the bonnet? A picture might be useful if possible. Thanks

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    I have hid's fitted 35w 6000k and was well chuffed with em, had em in about 18 months now, and like you , I thought although much brighter they didn't project out enough, so I did the adjustment thing , park facing a wall with headlights on and position 0, then mark the wall with chalk at top of beam pattern, then switch to position 2 , then using an Allen key adjust the head light beam up until it rests at the chalk mark you made for position 0... Switch down to position 0 and jobs a good un, much better and I've had not 1 person flash me and it's about to go for 2 nd mot next week and no problem on the last one, give it a try you'll find they are even better...


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    i have raised the beams on my factory fit AFL's on my Astra VXR and also on my Signum Design. The Signum past its mot last month with no bother, they are set very low from the factory. Too low imho

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