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    Hello,

    I have just replaced the standard H7s with the Philips X-Treme Power +80%. The trouble is that the dipped beam now is a lot worse than before!! It is so dark in front of me that I can't even exceed 40 miles on a dark country road without using the main beam.

    What went wrong?

    Can anybody help please!!!

    Cheers

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    Make sure they are seated correctly in the holder/clip in the light unit. I have managed to put the bulb in on an angle before that effects the beam direction.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Make sure they are seated correctly in the holder/clip in the light unit. I have managed to put the bulb in on an angle before that effects the beam direction.
    OK, but how can I be sure they are seated correctly?

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    Undo the metal clip that holds the bulb in, give the buld a twist and it should "lock" in so it won't turn. If it turns then its not seated correctly.

    Hope thats clear
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Many thanks Big Sig,

    I will do tomorrow morning and get back to you!

    Cheers

    Panos

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    mine were exactly the same and the HID bulbs were seated correctly. I had to adjust the beam height with an allen key. If you want to do it properly either pay or follow ste's advise and equation here -
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=82321
    I never got round to doing it this way and did it through guess work and taking it for a drive along a country lane a few times til I was happy. I think they are too high at the moment but never been flashed.
    No idea why mine dropped but it was scary driving back from Manc airport at 2am. I had to put main beam on.

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    Many thanks JSYSH466Y,

    indeed, I ve checked them this morning and they are seated correctly. Thankfully the day is long so I have a few more days to either do it myself or go to a VX dealer!

    many thanks for the link,

    cheers

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