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[Vectra C] [02-08] Help!! Headlight bulb changing!!!

Discussion in 'Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insignia owners forum' started by jaylincoln, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. jaylincoln

    jaylincoln New Member

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    Hi all, very new to this forum so all help will be gratefully appreciated!!!

    Now, when it comes to changing bulbs in previous cars its been straight forward!! BUT, my 2006 Vectra SRi 1.8 has foxed me. Is there an easy way to change the bulbs??!!!

    Also, I'm looking for a second hand front bumper for the same car, does anyone know where I can source one from???

    I have tried the obvious like ebay etc.

    Many Thanks

    Jay
     
  2. Pedro

    Pedro www.morderstein.com

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    Changing headlight bulbs is a doddle - obvious question, but have you tried looking in the handbook?
    You could always join up to www.vectra-c.com. Great site!
     
  3. DarmonGeezer

    DarmonGeezer This Site is For Volvos, Right? VxON Club Member

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    2006 - that sounds like the facelift model, correct? If so, then you'll probably need to remove the front bumper, in order to gain access to the screws that hold the headlights in place, and remove the lights in order to change the bulb. I say probably, because I think some people say you can just manage it without bumper removal if you have small hands, but I don't know how true that is or not.

    As for a front bumper, try www.megavaux.co.uk
     
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    Hi Pedro....Not got the book, bought the car off my nephew and there wasn't one with it....I wont let it beat me!! haha
     
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    Thanks Darmon, I have tried with my hands without success......I just ended up with grazed knuckles.!
     
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    DarmonGeezer This Site is For Volvos, Right? VxON Club Member

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    Do you know how to take the bumper off?
     
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    You CAN do the bulbs in situ if you've got small enough hands (I have.)

    BUT you can't guarantee to align them. (I haven't.)

    SO - how do you get the headlamps themselves out?

    (And Pedro - the book says take the car to a main dealer - yes, to change the headlight bulbs!)
     
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    Now had to take car to local garage to get bulbs put in properly (by them taking the bumper off) - £70!

    Mis-fitted bulbs passed the MOT alignment test but didn't actually provide any useful light on the road.

    N.B. Garage changed one of my "Halfords extra bright" bulbs because it was dim. You can't really tell the difference between the £8 bulb the garage supplied (which I presume is an "ordinary" one) and the £25 I got from Halfords...
     

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