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    confused Can`t turn of headlights

    I hope this ends up in the right subforum..


    4 days ago i bought a Vectra C, 2002, but on that first model of this car, the headlights can`t be turned off.


    (Picture found at http://www.ledconversions.co.uk/acat...dual_Kits.html)

    When the lightsvitch is in "0"-position the lights comes on when I start the car, but the dashboard-lights are off.

    In the midle-position the headlights should turn off, but they don`t, but now the lights in my dashboard is on.

    And in the right position the headlights should come on again. But..they don`t.....

    Is it as simple as pulling out this svitch, and cutting the headlight-wire that is on the midle position, or do I need to replace the control-unit for my headlights ?

    Does anyone have a picture of this lightsvitch from behind ? I don`t want to pull it out, if I can`t do anything in there..

    It could be nice to be parked somewhere, with the engine on, and lights off...

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    Is it not daylight lights fixed in an EU country, what is the law in Norway? ..

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    The law in Norway says that headlights should be used when driving.. but it doesnt say anything about lights on when parked. Thats the issue here.. I want to turn my headlights off, and use only the 5w-light in there, when I`m parked. I guess it is like this from the factory, but I don`t want to have it this way.. and from 2003 the headlights CAN be turned off..

    I hope, and think, that the lightswitch is as simple as just pulling of one wire on the back of it, but I`m not sure.. can`t fint a picture of it anywhere..

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    Trim : sri

    Engine : 150 cdti

    Year : 55

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    think it can be tech2 at the dealer to turn daylight running lights off

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    Sure someone on here will be able to help you m8 just hang in there. ..
    Last edited by Tadpole; 23rd February 2009 at 18:16.

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    aarrgg your yo didnt work fix it!

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    I talked to the dealer, and he first belived that it could be a computer-fix to this, just hook up a computer to the car, and voìla.. but no. He called me to day, and said that this could be fixed, but I had to replace the control-unit for my headlights, but what HE mean with control-unit, I don`t know.. if it is the light-switch, or some magic black-box somewhere in my car.
    But it sounds expensive.. so if I just can find a picture that can show me how the switch looks from behind, I will be able so see if it is a simple fix with a wire-cutter, or if it is a expensive fix... My guess is that is one wire on the "0"- and one on the midle- and one on the right-position. Cutting the one in the midle will turn the lights off, but leave the parking-lights on... I hope.

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    What you need to do is take the front off with a flat blade driver , there are 8 clips holding it in place.
    Next take the 5 torx screws out .
    Then the light switch part can be taken away from the other half.
    Now turn the light switch part 1 click clockwise , put it back on the main body and try again , I wouldnt put the screws back in until you have the switch in the correct position.

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    vectracclub, think id just leave it the way it is to be honest, i always drive with headlights on - tho i do see the parked problem if you like the heaters on whilst dogging hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morephun View Post
    aarrgg your yo didnt work fix it!
    Hows that. . .

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