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    I understand that 100w bulbs can damage the wiring and connectors. Can anything simple be done to prevent this? And will the headlight unit itself melt? I can't fit HID's till August as my current insurance says I won't be covered for them. The car is a pre-facelift Vectra (2003)

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    You asked your insurance company about HIDs?!

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    In fairness you probably should ask as they are modifications.....


    Why do you want non road legal 100 W bulbs?

    Have you done the 'Lawson' modification to the beam alignment?

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    What's the Lawson modification?

    I had to crank mine up a bit cos I was seein what seemed to be about 10ft of road in front of me at times. Scary stuff

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    Will they insure you for non road legal 100 W bulbs

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    100w bulbs?

    I did this in my MK2 astra many moons ago......blinded every other poor ****** on the road and stopped all the time by the old bill. Being young thought "sod em"

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    i think i'm correct in saying that no insurer will cover you for hids as in the standard headlight unit they are ....ummmmm........ not suitable shall i say .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S100 View Post
    Will they insure you for non road legal 100 W bulbs
    It's obvious that the answer is a big NO, to be legally insured your car has to be UK legal too. They can only used for off road purposes which is why sellers display the disclaimer when advertising them, and even then the car would need extra heavy cables, as the standard wiring would go up in smoke as possibly would the lighting lens housing too.

    Even the many third party Hid kits that are commonly fitted by many people are illegal, unless certain requirements are met, which rarely are.

    If there was a accident in which witnesses stated that a cars illegal hid lamps were a factor in the cause of a accident do you think the insurance would pay up, I dont think so. I dont think notifying ones' insurance company is going to do you any good unless the mod is 100% legal. If it breaches current UK law which they do then its not legal. No if's.. no buts.
    You cannot be a little bit illegal, your vehicle is either legal or its not... end of. IOW your either a criminal or your not... Why take the risk of your insurance company failing to pay out.

    Why is it generally, that our current society appears to think that our laws dont apply to them, what is it about them that makes them think they are a special case from everyone else! I'm not refering to Ians query, I'm refering to illegal lights, illegal number plates and anything else that certain owners fit or do to their cars in the full knowledge that what they are doing is illegal.
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    As already said, if they won't cove your hid's they won't cover illegal 100w lamps either.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    OK, won't be fitting these then! Which legal bulbs will give the highest light output? Can't see a thing with the standard ones I have at the moment. Thought they were dirty but they weren't. Not interested in funny colours like purple and blue, just want to be able to see. Even with the full beams on there's only a dim glow for 20m or so.

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