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    Right guys I need your help.
    I have installed my HID's today on my 2007 Signum. These were bought from HID Direct and fitted to my Pre-Facelift Vectra originally.
    After installation I tried the HID's but neither of them were working. I get an error on the computer to check the left and right low beams.
    I checked the red and black connector inside the headlamp unit.
    The red wire is going to the single black wire, that is 12v.
    The black wire goes to the double black wire.
    The lights do not even flash when turning them on straight away as they did before. I have read above and tried them both in auto and when the light switch is set to "on", but to no avail.
    Is there anything that I am missing or can check? I know that they were working when I removed them from the Vectra a couple of weeks ago.

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    Plugged them in the wrong way round...? Most likely answer. Where the spade connections go into the plug which goes onto the plug inside the headlight...

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    No he's got them the right way round... not a clue? try them touching straight to the battery terminals

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    I checked the voltage of the plugs inside the headlamp unit back to earth. The single black wire was +12v and the other was 0v. From this I then connected the red to the single black wire.
    Tomorrow can will try putting them straight to the battery and see what happens.

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    Hi put red wire to double wire and black to single wire. did you check voltages correctly and not get them backwards? thats how i fitted mine on christmas day and they are spot on, just need to change my main beam bulbs as they are standard yellowish and look daft with hid's.

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    I fitted these and agree with dazcdti - the red wire on the hids goes to the connector with two wires and the black to single wire connector. The first one I fitted also did not work on the initial attempt but after I connected it direct to the battery (wires the correct way of course), they started up perfect and worked perfect after that.

    ..........keep at it they are worth the wait!!!! .....just returned from an enforced trip to bonnie scotland and I reckon mine were the clearest and brightest headlights on the road

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    I tried one of the lights directly to the battery and it did not work. I am waiting for a call back from the supplier on replacements. When they arrive I will connect them as above, I am sure I checked the voltages correctly, but maybe not.
    Thanks for the input guys.

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