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    Default HID Install & Sidelights (Facelift) - Can it be done without the bumper coming off ?

    Just bought a HID kit and T10 sidelights. Reading several threads and the "How To" the easiest route seems to be to take off the bumper and remove the headlights. Seems a bit extreme !!.

    Question is - Can either be done without taking the bumper off ?

    I have a copy of the Vauxhall service manual. The main bulb replacement doesn't suggest taking the bumper off, yet for the sidelight does infact say take the bumper off.

    I'd like to do the sideights first as in theory this should be the simplest. Having kids and finding a couple of hours to do the HID install will be difficult....and its dark come their bedtime....Looks like a days holiday getting booked to do this install !

    Thanks in advance

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    I have just installed quad angel eyes to my veccie, its the pre-face lift model but even getting the bumper loose to fit them didn't take me an hour and half to install both sides, so if it needs to be done dont be put off by dropping the bumper, on my veccie it is 6 screws under the wheel arch and 2 lugs on top of bumper then you have enough space to get headlight unit out..... Hey and i am a baker by trade so cars are way down my list of abilities!!!!
    Stu....

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    it can be done without completely taking the bumper off.
    To do this, you need to do one side at a time. I did the offside first as that was the hardest, just loosen the front bumper around the light and about 1/2 way along underneath and prize it loose - u can now get at headlight fixings. Much easier on the other side as there isnt an airbox in the way.

    Btw - how much were your HID lights and where u get them from?

    Takes minutes to do this btw

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    Default HID Install & Sidelights (Facelift) - Can it be done without the bumper coming off ?

    The kit was £65 + £22 delivery. Top quality bit of kit !!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=021

    Concern was with facelift its a bigger bumper and to get to some bolts looks like the top panel has to come off too. With the airbox, washer bottle filler removed it looks possible to do ! Just wondering if anyone has done it.

    The wiring I agree looks staight forward, except for modifying the bulb clip but at £14.99 on HIDS-Direct I opted against buying these. Seems extreme for 2 bits of aluminium. The price looks like it has increased from previously retailing at £5.99 on some previous links to these clips on Ebay. Some profit being made here !!

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    not at all mate.

    i have got the fatist of hands and i had no problems, passenger side is a peice of cake and drivers side is ok just a little fiddly

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    Mince is a facelift one mate - had to change both headlight bulbs about 2 months ago.
    thinking about HID now becaue the new philips ones just dont seem to cut it.

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    Yes Mike, it can be done without taking bumper off. Upgraded mine with HID's. Would agree with jonr. A good bright torch comes in handy though.

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    if you buy the kit from ebay you will need a 24mm hole saw to cut a hole in the rear cover of the light to fit the rubber grommet and cables thru

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    Quote Originally Posted by System View Post
    Yes Mike, it can be done without taking bumper off. Upgraded mine with HID's. Would agree with jonr. A good bright torch comes in handy though.
    where did you put the drivers side ballast?

    i put my passenger one in the battery tray.

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    [quote=mickyd98;505450]Just bought a HID kit and T10 sidelights.

    are these led sidelights? if so you will keep having fault codes coming up saying check bulbs as they are a lower wattage as normal sidelights. hope this makes sense

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