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    Hi since i bought my 52 plate veccy ive been dissappointed with the length of the beam especiallly on country (non lit roads). Thus making me slow right down (not good) or put my full beam on ( not good for other road users). ive checked the lamp height contol and it works fine from 0-3 back to 0 and ive also tried my mates veccy and his are the same.
    my neighbour also has the same veccy as me and he came round last night to try out my headlights complaing of the same problem. i checked out my wifes car and the beam length is over twice that of the vectra.

    anyone else noticed this.


    cheers ian

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    Yep, you're not alone Ian - seems to be very bad design on Vx's behalf. Putting in brighter bulbs slightly helps as you brighten (a bit) the beam at it's furthest point - but you never actually lengthen the beam as that's defined by the headlamp design.

    You can try and point your headlamps up a bit but you then run the risk of dazzling other users and it'll also be an MOT failure (although easily rectified or to adjust back before the test).

    Not ideal, but you're not alone!

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    This seems to be a common failing with Vauxhalls, they just cant seem to get the headlights right and tbh, theres no excuse in this day and age for it.

    My old Calibra had positively dangerous lights until I fitted HID's to it, so much so that before the conversion, the wife point blank refused to drive it at night.

    The GT150 bulbs I fitted to my Vec helped immensely to make driving at night a safer experience!!!.

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    Yep, all the Vauxhalls I've had have been poor (Omega, Vec b and c). My daughter's Rover 214 (1993 model) has much better headlights) than any of the Vxs I've had.

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    The facelift aint much better untill i put HID's in it a standard reflector design would have beenb better , the episoidal(sp?) have been poor on every car ive driven , try hooning a ford puma at night on dip ! the best lights were on my w reg astravan ,main beam was fantastic they shone out in a triangle shape so if you were dropping into a dip tyou could see up the other side.

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    thanks for the reply's

    i had thought of trying to adjust them my self as i traced the light pattern of my wifes car on the garage wall in chalk and was going to attempt to line up the vectras to try and match it.

    dont think ill bother now, ill just use the wifes at night and the veccy during the day lol.


    cheers ian

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    i think you need to look at going with hid
    you can buy kits from about £150
    fitting is very easy to do ,, most are plug and play
    warning when you buy from ebay dont get them from outside the uk if it does go wrong the postage will be both ways.
    i got mine from
    http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/home.php?cat=277
    there not cheap but in 2 years iv had not 1 prob
    there even send a pair of bulbs when i asked for 1 for spare

    if you do go for hid get the 6500k your eyes see the colour better then the 4300k

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    i had a prefacelift vec b , which i fitted facelift lights to (were slightly better) , now i find my C fine , cant fault it really , but id love some HID's

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    Firstly, Hi to everyone, just joined the the site tonight - absolutely fantastic reading and found some great info so far. I've a Veccy 3.0 V6 CDTI '05 plate and been very happy with it so far for the last year apart from this subject of shocking headlamp coverage on dipped beam. I share the thoughts of others that the coverage distance is very poor, finding it very dangerous on unlit roads at any sort of fast speed. Without trawling through possibly loads of differnet threads what is the best way of improving this? Is it possible / easy to adjust the dipped beam up slightly to give longer coverage or if not improve the bulb quality - if so what are the alternatives to the standard bulbs? Thanks in anticipation!!

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    The dipped beam range and coverage with the xenons on the vxr is very good, and you can burn the retina of a sheep at a mile or so with full beam. Not sure if you can retro-fit, easily, though.

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