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    Headlamp washers question

    Hi guys,

    I recently bought an Astra coupe with a factory fitted xenon and headlamp washers, recently i discovered that newer astras have smaller headlamp washers, which looks a lot better than mine (mine are black and very big). For example, here's mine ... http://picasaweb.google.com/spalxy/j...51941074174290 ... and here are the newer ones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcMx4...eature=related

    So the question is ... can someone tell what the technical differences are between the two models and what changes do i need to make to the entire washer system in order to fit the newer ones ?

    Thanks in advance

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    By the looks of it its probably goin to be a straight swap.best thing to do is get hold of the new style ones and compare the fixings and fittings to yours.shuldnt b to hard a job

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    There are three different versions listed.

    You appear to be comparing the coupe washers with the OPC hatch versions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ Man View Post
    There are three different versions listed.
    You appear to be comparing the coupe washers with the OPC hatch versions.
    Thanks SQ Man, seems like it ... now the question remains, how hard is it to replace my (16) with 11 (i assume this is the one from the video in my previous post) and will i need to modify something else to get it on ?

    By the way ... i found some images of a convertible with the small washers on (picture below) ... do you believe the owner fitted them, or its just how newer models came out ?

    For referrence, this image is from http://z22se.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=6853 , hopefully the owner wont mind ...

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    Best thing to do would be get the smaller ones, then remove one of yours & try to fit the new one, see how well it fits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ Man View Post
    Best thing to do would be get the smaller ones, then remove one of yours & try to fit the new one, see how well it fits.
    Yes i thought of that too, but i was hoping someone has already done that and lived to tell the tale ... i prefer not to fiddle with it if there is something else to be changed as well ... i doubt these plastic covers are cheap, so i was hoping to get more info on the case before i order them.

    p.s. Can someone please tell me what's the price in the UK for a pair of these (i`m not from the UK) ? Thanks guys.

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    nigel can you list the parts to fit the washers? if that is possible

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    Have a read of this thread, should have all the details.
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    Have been interested in this for ages.
    Says in one of the threads above that a how to was completed and forwarded to Geoff but there is not one in the how to's. What happened to it?

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    1x 9270373 (GSI) Drivers jet + cover £10.35
    1x 9270374 (GSI) Passengers jet + cover £9.75
    From what i understand these are the parts i need ...

    Jees ... under 20p for the set ... i just checked our local Opel dealers and they want about 20p for just one washer ... and to think i just need the plastic covering ...

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