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    Default Side light bulb how to remove and fit flicker free led bulbs

    Hi all
    how dose the side light bulb come out of the headlights on the facelift?
    i want to change the bulbs as I've found some leds that allegedly don't flicker as they all do in the vectra and for £5 for 2 I thought worth a shot.
    ive tried twisting and they spin but don't come out.
    ive tried squeezing And pulling no luck.
    i don't want to break anything.

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    IIRC they just pull out, no twisting required.

    At that price I suspect they will flicker though.
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    Same here they will
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    If they're leds they'll flicker

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    The electric power steering causes the flicker, mine does it too - I doubt if there is a cure. Perhaps more noticeable with an older battery at the end of it's life? Mine looks original & is 10 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beavor-bob View Post
    The electric power steering causes the flicker, mine does it too - I doubt if there is a cure. Perhaps more noticeable with an older battery at the end of it's life? Mine looks original & is 10 years old.
    The canbus causes the flicker
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    the canbus system continuously monitoring the cars bulbs causes it, you just can't see it with standard bulbs as the current isn't enough to heat up the filament

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    To remove them, you need to squeeze the flat parts together, they are a pain, but while squeezing it, you'll need to wiggle and pull it slightly and they will come out

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    Tried with the passenger one and wouldn't put out unless I'm being to soft.
    ive seen a video of these the bulbs don't flicker in the vectra according to other vectra owners on fb group.
    we shall see but for a fiver it's throw away money. Il Come back when I get them in and let you all know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anth1718 View Post
    Tried with the passenger one and wouldn't put out unless I'm being to soft.
    ive seen a video of these the bulbs don't flicker in the vectra according to other vectra owners on fb group.
    we shall see but for a fiver it's throw away money. Il Come back when I get them in and let you all know.
    I'm afraid it sounds like you are being a little soft Pull the ****er!

    I do find it's a little easier unplugging the main beam plug to get my hands round it


    Alan

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