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    Hi guys,

    A question really for anyone who has already done this.

    I got myself an Astra sunglasses holder as fitted to the roof above the drivers door with the intention of swapping it with my grabhandle.

    Now I come to fit it, whilst the screw holes line up, the metal plate in the roof has bent up tabs which locate in the grab handle but are bigger than the slots in the sunglasses holder.

    I'm tempted just to bend the metal tabs flat, do they actually do anything ?

    The Astra unit also had some plastic "pegs" protruding ready to locate into a non existant hole in the Vectra, I have already cut those off, so it's only the metal tabs guys. I don't want to bend them over and damage them if it's not going to work.

    Cheers

    Woody

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    U can buy vectra ones on eBay aswel

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc vectra sri View Post
    U can buy vectra ones on eBay aswel
    Marc, Do you mean for the drivers door, or for the roof panel ? (roof panel version isn't an option for me due to having a sunroof)

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    No the grab handle ones ya can also get them on lmf

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    Ok, thanks fella. Well I have an Astra one now so would still like to fit it if possible.

    If not, I'll have to try to find the VX Part No for the Vectra/Signum version and see if I can order one in from the dealer and get 25% off if it is a genuine part. (Does anyone have the part number ? - not really the place to ask, just don't want a duplicate thread)

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    got this fitted to mine too bud

    btw...........the pic aint mine lol.............just showing what its like
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    Quote Originally Posted by RBH View Post
    got this fitted to mine too bud

    btw...........the pic aint mine lol.............just showing what its like
    Is that the Vectra one from LMF, or is it an Astra one ? If it is the Astra one, what did you modify to make it fit, and if it is the Vectra one, do you have the part number ?

    Cheers fella

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodpeck View Post
    Is that the Vectra one from LMF, or is it an Astra one ? If it is the Astra one, what did you modify to make it fit, and if it is the Vectra one, do you have the part number ?

    Cheers fella
    its the vectra b one bud.

    i had it in the garage from my old vectra

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBH View Post
    its the vectra b one bud.

    i had it in the garage from my old vectra
    Was it a straight fit mate ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodpeck View Post
    Was it a straight fit mate ?
    1 screw was, the screw nearer the a pillar had to go in at an angle tp catch the threads but it tightend up without any issues

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