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    1) I have just spent a couple of hours fitting hids to my 2008 vectra 1.9 cdti, and had a nightmare.

    2) Problem is that they don,t work when the engine is running, they flash intermittently on for a millisecond (strobing)

    3) but will work perfectly when the engine is not running, if I turn them on and then start the engine, they work for about 10 seconds and then go off, and have the same problem as described in item 1

    the hids are 55w slim canbus ones from hids direct.

    I installed them correctly, so are they knackered or do 55w ones not work in a facelift veccy, or am I being stupid and missed something obvious.

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    What sort of lights have you got from hid direct seems the ballast is faulty mate i would send them right back!

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    I would have a certain cloned device plugged into the car , go into UEC settings & enable xenons .

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    you said they are canbus ones........but did you get cancellers with them???

    i bought a set from hids direct last year and it said they were for the vectra c canbus ones...........came without cancellers.

    i wouldnt touch hids direct again, as the slim ballast kit was a piece of crap.

    i have cheap ones with the full size ballasts fitted now and not had 1 issue with them.
    theyve been in for 11 months now.

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    Would this get them working, as I tend to think that they are faullty

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBH View Post
    you said they are caanbus ones........but did you get cancellers with them???
    yep, they have cancellers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dek1965 View Post
    yep, they have cancellers
    get bck onto them...........but good luck trying to get some sort of response..........hids direct - nightmare

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    theres no cancellers with them buddy

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    Fit cancellers, or better still have the Xenon option activated via Tech2 or Opcom.

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