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    Default Change all bulbs but to what??

    As the title may suggest....

    I am looking at changing ALL the bulbs on the front end to brighter (whiter) ones.

    What would you recommend?

    Also what bulbs work well to replace reverse lights?

    Thanks

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    Osram Night breakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Evison View Post
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    = short lived in my experience of using them. Hardly any difference (if at all) between a 2 £15 dip beam H7 NBs and 2 £4.99 Ring H7 bulbs. The ring bulbs lasted over 3 times longer too.

    As for replacing the bulbs - DO NOT use LEDs. Vectra's don't like them and you'll get bulb failure warnings and strobing effects.

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    Thanks.

    Is there anything out there to prevent the error messages etc?

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    Raise dip beam height first, as in link on terrible lights thread, if you've not already done it. Then get 50%+ or better H7's. I'm running Halfrauds Extreme a present, but intend changing to NB's next time. About the same length beam (once height adjusted from the stupidly low standard setting), but much brighter.
    Not sure if it still applies, but I always found the more yellow all weather bulbs worked better in fogs, the whiter ones didn't seem to penetrate as well.
    Vectra ones ok so not played with them.

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    Ok thanks. I read about adjusting them before but I can't find the thread anymore.

    Has anyone got a link please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigstorer View Post
    Ok thanks. I read about adjusting them before but I can't find the thread anymore.

    Has anyone got a link please?
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...oor+headlights

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