Vectra 05 reg-front lower fog lights

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by john tetins, Mar 25, 2006.

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    john tetins Guest

    My father in law has just bought a vectra 2.2 sri and when we confirmed the
    sale we pointed out that the small round foglight looking towards the front
    on the right hand side had condensation in it and could it be replaced.
    On delivery it appeared that nothing had been done and when the problem was
    pointed out to the salesman the response was that if we run the light for
    about 20 minutes the condensation will dissappear!!!
    I personally think that we have been fobbed off by the dealer and this ought
    to be replaced!
    The question is, would this item be covered under the Network Q warranty and
    if so what is the best way to approach the dealer to get this done amicably
    and with out too much fuss?????
    Has anybody else had the same problem with these lights?

    john tetins, Mar 25, 2006
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    mikeFNB Guest

    a very very common problem with alot of vauxhall lights.

    a hairdryer, and some sealant should see it cured

    if i was the dealer, i would p'haps take the same track

    TBH they are a pain in the butt even the newer ones.

    up to you.

    mikeFNB, Mar 25, 2006
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    Mr Me Guest

    Do you know if the car has been stood on a forecourt for a long time?

    All you can do, is run the lights for 20mins as the salesman said, then see
    how it goes. If the light mists back up again then you can go back say you
    have done what the salesman suggested, however the light has misted up
    again. If the car has been stood for a bit, it might work, but I wouldn't
    hold your breath!

    My view is that it's an MOT failure as if the car is fitted with fog lights
    then they should be in full working order, and it being full of water to me
    is not full working order, so therefore the light should be covered under
    your Network Q warranty?

    Mr Me, Mar 26, 2006
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    Mr Me Guest

    Also for Vectra-C info visit very useful site for any
    problems that you may have in the future!


    Mr Me, Mar 26, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    I have wondered about this. rear fogs are part of the test, but are front
    ones? I dont ever recall ever being asked to turn the front fogs on in any
    of the cars i've taken for test (last one 3 weeks ago)

    Mike, Mar 26, 2006
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    airsmoothed Guest

    airsmoothed, Mar 27, 2006
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    Alan Guest

    The other posts make sense but I would not accept it and expect the
    dealer to rectify it.

    It is probably not covered by the NetworkQ warranty but it is probably
    covered by the manufacturer's warranty if it is still within that.
    Either way, the warranty is irelevant. The fault was present at
    delivery so they are obliged to rectify at their expense if they cannot
    claim it under warranty.

    Having said that I would try running the lights to dry them out and see
    if the problem goes away. I would also put the problem in writing to
    the dealer though so you can come back to them in 6 months if it

    Alan, Mar 27, 2006
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