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    hi felow vectra owners

    Plaese could someone help.....

    I've just purchased a 2005 54 plate vectra 2.0 dti,

    but

    Whilst driving to work this morning at 3.30am it was really bad so bad i had to slow down to 50mph on the motorway which in some part's has no lighting

    Firstly is this a common fault with vectra's?

    or is it a simple light upgrade?

    if so which one's and how much?

    Cheers

    matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by quickksilva View Post
    Firstly is this a common fault with vectra's?
    Not quite sure what you're asking to be honest.

    Did you have no main beams?
    Did you have them, but they weren't bright enough?
    Did they go off unexpectedly?

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    Presuming you mean the standard lights are crap? Alot of the people on here have resorted to the HID kits. I found the standard halogen bulbs really crappy, and the HID kits have really good light outputs, and for £60ish you can't really argue!

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    I have always associated main beam as being another name for high beam (dipped beam being low beam). A HID kit for main/high beam wouldn't be any good because of the delayed warm up time.

    The OP needs to come back and explain exactly what he means.

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    hid's do work for main beam but they are a little slow as you point out. Thats why they don't fit them as standard i believe.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    The OP needs to come back and explain exactly what he means.
    He means he's just bought a vectra and the standard lighting is crap which we all know and he is asking what kind of upgrade he can get ..... simples.

    My answer would be hid kit for dipped beam and 100w H7's xenon filled for the main beam

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