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    Vehicle : Vauxhall Vectra

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    Ordered myself a hid kit for the car the kit is the plastic based bulbs, do i need to buy other bulb holders or will the plastic bulbs work in the face lift bulb holders,

    This is the kit i ordered
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1109197152...84.m1423.l2649

    Any help will be appreciated

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    I have had problems with the plastic base ones popping out.

    I went to metal based ones in my facelift and now its a perfect fit.

    I know that some others have not had the experiences that i had mind you but its only metal based ones for me now.

    Ah and to answer you question no you won't need any holders. Its a straight fit for the H7 bulbs

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    Hi buddy ive just got the above kit off same seller n yes bulbs will fit n all i done was get small flatblade screwdriver and ever so gently prised the metal clips outwards but you do this at your own risk n may not have to. im sure they only came in a few days but im only less than 20 miles away oh this remindes me got to give him his feedback hth
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    Thanks guys well hope I have no problems with them might buy a set of metal based bulbs just incase

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    Ive fitted a few kits now so if u need help give me a pm

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    Ok will do mate thanks

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    My kit came with plastic base bulbs. I ended up ordering metal base ones as they popped out. I did file the plastic base a bit which helped but it was playing on my mind so bit the bullet and spent a tenner!

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    Never had any issues with base types, my last set however the spade connectors seemed a little thin, had to buckle them a little and taped them in the block just to be on the safe side...

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    I've got plastic bases on my HIDs. Only time they've popped out in the 3+ years they've been fitted is by manual intervention when I changed a blown bulb approx 12 months ago. The replacements (also plastic bases) have remained in place too.

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    What would be better going to buy metal based ones just in case the plastic ones wont fit, the bulbs coming with the kit are 6000k, but was thinking of buying 5000k bulbs has anyone got a picture of 5000k as they look like they don't have a blue tint to them

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