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    hi guys i got a vectra cdti sri on a 06plate and i got o/s/f headlamp bulb out and i beleive they xenon. just what to know the best online place to look for them and what to look for.

    Any help is very gratefull
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    If you're 100% certain it's a Xenon lamp/HID I'd just google it... shop around... but beware of cheapies, you'll probably just end replacing it again pretty soon.

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    Do you have headlight washers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Das View Post
    Do you have headlight washers?
    And also is the headlight adjust knob missing from the headlight switch panel?

    An 06 SRi won't have xenons fitted as standard from the factory. They were sometime like approx £1000 optional extra, or someone might have fitted aftermarket HIDs.

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    Hi guys
    thanks for your replies. my car don't have headlamp washers and I'm almost sure they are not after market bulbs.
    these I think are definitely xenons as looking through the headlamp you can't see a bulb like any other normal headlamp. The bulb looks domed shaped and is misty hence they must be xenon

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    Nope. The dome that your seeing is just a projector lens to focus the beam of the light onto the correct place on the road. The bulb is behind that. This will apply regardless whether you have halogens or xenons/HIDs.
    The projector style headlights are more suited to Xenons, but can also run halogens. Earlier top of the range Vectras had xenons as standard fit; but facelift top of the range Vectras it was a cost option apart from I think the VXR.

    If you've not got washers and have a headlight height adjust switch then you almost certainly don't have xenons/HIDs.

    You'll have H7 55w single filament bulbs for dip/low beam, H1 55 watt bulbs for high/main beam, and 5 watt capless bulbs for the side lights.
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    Thanks for your reply.

    simple thing to do is really take out bulb and have a look the trouble is you have to dismantle air filter box to get to bulb.

    i did look on halfords website. They ask for reg number and it tells you what the front headlamp bulbs are and they saying they xenon hid bulbs.
    Pill take out bulb weekend and have a look
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    What colour light does your other headlight let off? Yes i know you can get standard colour HID's however this is rarely the case coming from manufacturers. Below shows the difference. (picture taken from when i fitted HId's to my corsa)

    First Picture = Normal Halogens
    Second Picture = Xenon / HID's


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