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    Hi all, just a quick one for you all. I have seen that there are a lot of LED bulbs on the market as direct replacements for the Vectra C. Mine is a 2003 (53 Plate) 2.0DTi LS spec hatch and i need to know if this car has a bulb failiure system/computer onboard. A lot of the bulbs i have seen say that they are not suitable if so.
    Has anyone done this mod yet?????

    I am looking to replace......

    Front sidelights
    Front indicators
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    Rear Brake
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    Rear fog
    Number plate

    Thanks guy's.

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    Not sure but try taking a bulb out and start her up. If no message comes up then there is your answer, possibly

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    Quote Originally Posted by bishbang View Post
    Not sure but try taking a bulb out and start her up. If no message comes up then there is your answer, possibly
    Will check it out asap. The majority of bulbs will need resistors if it has Canbus (Bulb failure system).

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    Would the necessary resistors be easy to fit?????

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    Interior and number plate lights are ok apparently even with full canbus. There is a How2 about fitting led's and shows you how to fit resistors on here regarding the sidelights. If yours is a half canbus you might be ok.

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    Side lights and number plates will flash unless their turned on.

    Even with 55ohm resistors.

    Also not sure I'd trust brake lights since vectra is a bit twitchy on led bulbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    Side lights and number plates will flash unless their turned on.

    Even with 55ohm resistors.

    Also not sure I'd trust brake lights since vectra is a bit twitchy on led bulbs
    Number plate and reverse bulbs are apparently suitable for use with canbus.
    When you say 'Vectra is twitchy' and 'they flash', can you explain a little more????

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    You might not have both rear fogs working. They cut costs after a certain year and only connected the offside one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bishbang View Post
    You might not have both rear fogs working. They cut costs after a certain year and only connected the offside one.
    Can always check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bishbang View Post
    You might not have both rear fogs working. They cut costs after a certain year and only connected the offside one.
    I thought all Vec-C's only had one working rear fog when they left the factory.

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