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    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

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    Engine : 3.2 V6

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    I was reading about a firm that sells ready made HID kits for the Vectra c, they seem easy enough to fit, but in their litrature they say they use less curent than the standard H7 bulbs, Would that give a "blown bulb" warning on the dashboard as it was pulling less power? any ideas.

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    I would guess yes mate. There's a thread in the How 2 Section about this mate.

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    No it wouldn't. The blown bulb warning system measures the resistance of the filament in the bulb (a very low ohm reading) when the lamp is off. As discharge lamps have no filament, this is what causes the bulb blown warning.

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    There are still a lot of issues with the vec C and hids, the main problem is the canbus isn`t a clean current so makes them flicker, and the good old blown bulb message as well. Green Growler is the resident expert on this and I am sure he will be along to fill you in, his seem to be working now, there is a couple of threads on it though ...

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    Expert, erm.... yeah ok, cheers m8, lol.
    HID's are a piece of cake, remote start is a right ****er, lol.
    Have a look in the how2 section, there's plenty to read in that thread now, lol.
    To sum up, yeah we have HID's working on the Vec C, no bulb failure warnings, or flickering.
    Mine are working fine and have been for some time now, Matty has no more issues as far as I know. Paul's are better but he does have the odd remaining issue or two (namely an occasional failure to start and some relay clicking).
    I'm sure I will solve Paul's issues sooner or later, but it does not help when I don't have the same issues (nor does Matty) and Paul is at the other end of the country.

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