Headlight bulbs

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adam83
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Astra Model: SRi 1.4T 150
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Headlight bulbs

Post by adam83 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:06 pm

Hi all, I have a 2016 Astra SRi with standard headlights. I don't like how yellow the standard bulbs look compared to the LED DRL's. Can anyone recommend an aftermarket bulb which matches the LEDs better?

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Adam


Alanw
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Astra Model: Sports tourer 1.6t
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by Alanw » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:18 pm

There have been a few previous threads on this but either Phillips racing vision+150% or Osram nightbreaker laser seem to be the best choice,H7 for dipped,H1 for main.
Power red 1.6t 200 sri nav. sports tourer, agr seats, spare wheel,mudflaps.


Rob14
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Astra Model: SRI, 1.6 CDTI (136), 2016 plate
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by Rob14 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:18 pm

Alanw wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:18 pm
There have been a few previous threads on this but either Phillips racing vision+150% or Osram nightbreaker laser seem to be the best choice,H7 for dipped,H1 for main.
What he said 👍🏾
SRI, 1.6CDTI, 136bhp, 2016 plate, Manual, Grey,


Jamboseven
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by Jamboseven » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:36 am

Are these an easy fit or do you need strange double joint spindle fingers to fit them?

Trying to mind which of my previous cars you had to turn it on, crank the wheels right over and go in through the panel in the wheel arch. You needed arms twice the normal length.


Rob14
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by Rob14 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:38 pm

These are straight forward to change, can be done from the bonnet.

I remember the Astra H had a panel in wheel arch. The K is better.
SRI, 1.6CDTI, 136bhp, 2016 plate, Manual, Grey,


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mrtailorson_
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by mrtailorson_ » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:51 am

Alanw wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:18 pm
There have been a few previous threads on this but either Phillips racing vision+150% or Osram nightbreaker laser seem to be the best choice,H7 for dipped,H1 for main.
i replaced the stock philips H7s with nightbreakers. the difference is not that substantial. :cry:


Rob14
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by Rob14 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:00 am

mrtailorson_ wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:51 am
Alanw wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:18 pm
There have been a few previous threads on this but either Phillips racing vision+150% or Osram nightbreaker laser seem to be the best choice,H7 for dipped,H1 for main.
i replaced the stock philips H7s with nightbreakers. the difference is not that substantial. :cry:
Get the aim of the headlights checked!

I had mine checked and the headlights were pointing outwards and too much down. They were adjusted back to the mot limit. Technician said it was common with the Astra k that they weren't adjusted properly.
SRI, 1.6CDTI, 136bhp, 2016 plate, Manual, Grey,


Bogbody
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by Bogbody » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:52 pm

Mine were poor as delivered.... set far too low.
Adjusted up checked and now fine. Passed MOT ok.
:-)


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