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    Hi i have just recently bought a 2003 2.0 dti i was wondering what wattage are the rear lights? All the bulbs in it were 21watt when i went to a local car acc shop they said one of the tail lights should be 5 watt??? Can anyone help cheers David

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    No they are all 21 watt. the side lights dim down to 5 watt and there is this special feature on the Vectra that if a brake light fails then the side light is substituted as the brake light untill you replace the "blown" bulb, good idea "eh", so the shop was wrong they are not 5 watt at the rear..

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    Cheers ED

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    Has anyone tryed the ones from Phillips (sorry not got a link!) supposed to be brighter and swifter response in illuminating?
    Jus wondered if its worth getting them so they show up better through the tinted lights?
    Sorry to high jack the post as well Dave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty J CDTI View Post
    Has anyone tryed the ones from Phillips (sorry not got a link!) supposed to be brighter and swifter response in illuminating?
    Jus wondered if its worth getting them so they show up better through the tinted lights?
    Sorry to high jack the post as well Dave!
    Do you mean VisionPlus ?
    Yes I use them but I never see the back of my car but I trust Philips saying 50% more bright and faster reaction

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    No they are all 21 watt. the side lights dim down to 5 watt and there is this special feature on the Vectra that if a brake light fails then the side light is substituted as the brake light untill you replace the "blown" bulb, good idea "eh", so the shop was wrong they are not 5 watt at the rear..
    Yes Ed, real clever, like the fact that it ignores it if you try and (mistakenly)start the engine if it's already running, (remember the horrible noise of old?), and doesn't leave the windscreen wipers parked up on the screen when you switch the engine off. Now if it was a BMW or an Audi, they'd be proclaiming such advances from the rooftops.... As for the lights, the giveaway for me was when I failed to find twin-filament bulbs (i.e stop/tail) as in my old Astra.

    Anything the others can do...........

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