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    2005 SRi... Headlamp Washers?

    Mine (2.0T) has cut outs under the headlights for washers but they don't wash(!). I take it every astra has the cut outs regsrdless of whether washers are fitted? Or do mine not work!

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    IIRC headlight washers are fitted as standard if you have xenon lights

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    i have cut outs too but no washers

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    Every mk5 has the cut outs, but only with the xenons do you actually have the headlight wash.

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    Thought that, thanks.

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    Headlamp washers were an option on Mk4, within the Winter Pack option. It's a statutory EC requirement than xenon lights have washers fitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper
    Headlamp washers were an option on Mk4, within the Winter Pack option. It's a statutory EC requirement than xenon lights have washers fitted.
    Howcome?...
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    Under EC regulations, vehicles can only have Xenon headlamps if they are also fitted with headlamp washers.

    Dirty headlamp glass causes the light to scatter, hence this regulation.

    Any car built with Xenon lights as factory-fit will automatically have the headlamp washers fitted as well.

    If Xenon headlights (not xenon bulbs) are retro-fitted without adding washers, this will be illegal but I don't know how this is policed or what any penalties might be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper
    If Xenon headlights (not xenon bulbs) are retro-fitted without adding washers, this will be illegal but I don't know how this is policed or what any penalties might be.
    Under what uk law are they illegal? (asuming the ballasts and bulbs are E marked)
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    if its an EC law then its illegal under the European communities act 1972. Any EU law / Legistlation carrys more weight than any UK law.
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