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I originally had Vx locking wheel bolts on my Astra H which cause all sorts of problems( because they are made of toffee) until I replaced them with an old aftermarket set meant for a Nova:)

As you know , the J has a different arrangement consisting of studs and nuts , so the set for the h wont fit:mad:. Which are the best ones to use on the J as there seems to quite a price range. .
 

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I have, being genuine they do what they say on the tin, go straight on, and more importantly are rated to torque up & retain wheel safely !
 

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Yep came with my 19s as standard - even made sure the special key fits... a friend at work brought a VW and the dealer supplied the wrong key for the locking nuts. She did find out until the AA man came to help her when she had a flat tyre :eek::lol:
 

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I have, being genuine they do what they say on the tin, go straight on, and more importantly are rated to torque up & retain wheel safely !
As l said above , the Vx removal key on the ones for the H were made of toffee. If you torqued them up as Vx did , then you aint getting them off by conventional means . .

I take it the ones you have are better quality than that. .
 

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Original Vx locking nuts came standard with mine. I've done two full wheel swaps (summer to winter and back again) and they've been fine so I wouldn't worry.
 

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Original Vx locking nuts came standard with mine. I've done two full wheel swaps (summer to winter and back again) and they've been fine so I wouldn't worry.
Cheers. So , l take it you mean no special tools/power tools were required. .it is just that , the H ones were a real pos and after a tyre specialist could get them off they refered me back to Vx whom , had peotenially overtightened them as the removal tool isn't up to that kind of torque, hand nipped only required. .
 

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Cheers. So , l take it you mean no special tools/power tools were required. .it is just that , the H ones were a real pos and after a tyre specialist could get them off they refered me back to Vx whom , had peotenially overtightened them as the removal tool isn't up to that kind of torque, hand nipped only required. .
Well Kwikfit who changed tyres on my Insignia 2.0 CDTi had no problems, yet to use mine on the J for a 'tyre off' job. Have confidance mate, many quality issues on the H have been superseded on the J by far.
 

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Well Kwikfit who changed tyres on my Insignia 2.0 CDTi had no problems, yet to use mine on the J for a 'tyre off' job. Have confidance mate, many quality issues on the H have been superseded on the J by far.
Are you refering to the gearbox, rear axel bushes, steering column u/j and the headlight fittings. .
 

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Yes all of them, mind you I think you're in the market for a Citroen or Renault if you want those characteristics?:couch:
:lol:

I have never owned a car of Les Francais , and , never will. I once had a girlfriend who , had one ,once that was beaucoup. .
 

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Bought and fitted a set of Vx ones 2day. They do look better quality than my previous Vx H, toffee efforts which went with the vehicle , obviously. .:p


Though , I did forget to put the internal and external bulbs back to standard. .:mad: Need to find the retailers for them again. .
 

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Keep us posted


I've just ordered some DRL replacements, but would like to know which numberplate and courtesy lights are working well
How many of those do we need for the DRL's , Janny ?


I will keep you posted about the SMD's . I had forgotten how good the white interior is , now that the nights are drawing in again the yellow interior looks sh***. .
 

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Thanks , Janny. I see there are conflicting reports on how the holder is retained. The first guy says rotate 30 degrees and then others are talking of clips. .

I'm hoping one of the kids can get in there with their small fingers . .:cool:

Yeh , 2 bulbs , others seem to think there were more also. Double filament bulb , gives the dimming effect. .
 

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Thanks , Janny. I see there are conflicting reports on how the holder is retained. The first guy says rotate 30 degrees and then others are talking of clips. .
Rotate the cover 30 degrees and then depress the clips to remove the holder. Sounds easy.... best read this :) How to change the DRL bulbs
 
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