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    hi guys Feel free to move this to the Place it belongs if not here But ive Got myself a Vectra Estate Elite that i chose to Do up First up is styling / interior but im also thinking about The exterior too and maybe even the performance side if the rest wasn't enough for me

    anyway first up ive decided to Carbon fibre wrap the center consoles and add Chrome Trim in the gaps below is a photo

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    Carbon wrap not finished yet But ive also bought some Irmy Chrome Door pins too Ill keep ya updated as i start this project

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    So today ive seen These For the PRE-FACE Vectra and was trying very hard to look for Facelift version to put on my 07 vectra estate if anyone knows please point me in the right direction.

    ive looked for about an hour on the internets and found nothing

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223613947...QAAOSwgBVdSZoA

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    Year : 2003

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    you won't find them on eBay.. you'll need to trawl the Facebook groups for vectra's there are a few guys that make them and cost around 200 pounds but they have the latest stuff in there so those drl led strips, double projectors led everything if you want and different colour schemes to match the oem paint on the car... so if you have a FB account start adding yourself to those vauxhall and vectra-c groups... or send or resident paint guru @newboy a PM and ask him to sort your headlights out, as he has done them before.

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    thanks northpole Will do ill post pic if i manage to get em sorted out

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    So today i did Quite a bit to my Veccy Lets start off with The main issue that God ugly Rust patch on the boot door First took off the number plate at the back that was a pig as the screws rusted so much the grooves was missing but i managed it and started by grinding the rusted area it pained me to basically Scratch my Paintwork But I held my tears and did what i needed to do

    Next i treated the area in rust solution and added Putty stuff Then after that dried painted And the Result is .......better then before but you can see where the rust used to be close up pictures below

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    next up is the installation of a reversing camera For this i had to Cut the hole for the number plate light a little bigger so it can clip in So i used a recip saw And it was rather easy

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    I also had to rewire the Bulb for this i used a side indicator light from a corsa as the original light unit would not fit and the result is well perfect -ish

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    And finally Today I Soldered and Installed Blue LED onto my Steering controls And i must say the Effect is nice and im going for the rest of the dashboard and Window controls radio etc if it glows orange it's gonna be blue

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    I was planning on doing that but i have done this before on my old golf mk3 vr6... long story short i hated the time it took to do all the lights in the dash and doors so i decided against it. and to be fair i don't even mind the orange lights... if it was green as in my golf mk3 vr6 i would do it as i really hated the green lights (i still do, the only green light i like is the one that gives me the go a head on traffic lights )

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    Quote Originally Posted by northpole View Post
    I was planning on doing that but i have done this before on my old golf mk3 vr6... long story short i hated the time it took to do all the lights in the dash and doors so i decided against it. and to be fair i don't even mind the orange lights... if it was green as in my golf mk3 vr6 i would do it as i really hated the green lights (i still do, the only green light i like is the one that gives me the go a head on traffic lights )
    to be fair i don;t mind the orange but i prefer the Blue it's a pain but it's the little things that make a big difference and my god green lights inside a car ....yea id have to change that too

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