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    Hi all

    To cut a long story short I have been sent a replacement HID bulb (6000k 35w H&) for my facelift 06 Vec as the first one failed from Hids-Direct.

    The replacement has a plastic base (original had metal base) which fits into the light holder. It keeps popping out and of course the alignment goes wonky which is not good.

    I have the clips that came with the kit but thought I didn't need to use them as being H7. Would they sort my problem out and if so can someone maybe post up a pic of how they are supposed to fit as its defeating me.

    I don't want to send the bulb as it costs me nearly 3 quid a time to post recorded. But if thats my only option I will do so.

    Hope there is an easy fix with the clip

    Many thanks

    EDIT : I have tried to bend the side clips within the light holder to see if it needs to be tighter etc but made no difference.
    Last edited by Envy; 17th April 2012 at 19:58.

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    Don't have a pic but you need the clips... Compare it to a bulb and you'll get the idea.

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    Clips are for pre facelift vectras should not have any hassle with facelift I had plastic ones on my vectra I think will check still have them in hut

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    If they have plastic bases on the bulbs, you'll need to replace them for metal base ones otherwise they will continue to pop out due to the plastic thickness.

    The twist-fit clips are for a pre-face.

    Facelift H7's are just a push fit into springloaded clips, plastic bases wont sit securely in them

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    As above.

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    Thanks very much for all your replies. I did question hids direct about the base being plastic but they just shrugged it off.

    Can someone maybe link me to the correct eBay item ( replacement bulbs metal base) as when I was searching I could only find the plastic based ones. I'm giving up on hids direct for now. It's been a rocky road to say the least.

    Thank you
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    Better off finding a seller and asking if they have any with metal bases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Better off finding a seller and asking if they have any with metal bases.
    Fair enough lee good point and will do.

    Cheers

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    U want my set mate as you have done me a few favours before there metal just checked

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    You got a pic of the bulbs and the fittings you have?

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