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    Angry Vectra C 'Disco headlamps'

    Hi all.

    I have just took delivery of a 2008 1.8 SRi and took it back today because of the 'disco' headlamps when cornering. The VX garage are already making the '...it looks like all the Vectra's here are like it?!?!...' sort of noise..! But to be honest I am not happy at all. I have had loads of cars with ellipsoid, halogen and HID lamps in and never seen anything like it. In fact I spent 20 yrs in headlamp design and manufacture and think this is totally unacceptable. I would like to add that the lamps are fine and it is another bit of kit (new design steering pump) that is causing the problem but never the less, this car should not be on the road. It is distracting and dangerous when driving on unlit windy roads. Would it not be better to engineer the problem before releasing for production?!?!

    Anyone have any idea about the 30 day return policy at VX. Mine is only a day old...

    Cheers XSMULLX

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    What do you mean by Disco Headlamps? Never noticed any diso effect on mine!

    Do you have AFL lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSMULLX View Post

    ...because of the 'disco' headlamps when cornering.
    what exactly's happening...?

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    Yep sounds like the AFL to me.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I think he has AFL headlamps and cant get used to them by the sound of it..

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    Certainly sounds like AFL to me....

    And I haven't heard one single other complaint about it yet, so I hope there's nothing wrong with yours, and it's just one of those things you'll get used to...


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    Sounds like the headlights are flickering when cornering due to some problem or other caused by the steering pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple Trouble View Post
    Sounds like the headlights are flickering when cornering due to some problem or other caused by the steering pump.
    Either that or they're flashing different colours in random effects and singing Gloria Gaynor songs.....

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    I though the pump was driven by the engine, not electrical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple Trouble View Post
    Sounds like the headlights are flickering when cornering due to some problem or other caused by the steering pump.
    Hmmm, can't see where it says about them flickering???

    Sounds like they are looking round corners - like afl does.Was it not described to you at time of sale? They have been round for ages. Citroen started it and most have copied it. Its on all the top end motors now m8.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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