Following a couple of emails requesting further information I have added the following:
I've been trying to find our correspondence to this without any luck. I remembered contacting them directly at first. It was a bit tongue in cheek as I expected to to have to pay a lot more. I had heard that Peugeot UK issued them, so though that I would try Vauxhall directly. I played a bit innocent explaining that I required a Certificate of Conformity to register my wife's car temporarily as we were going to give France a try. I was put through to a chap that deals with them. He asked for my registration number. I don't believe he needed to see a copy of the V5. He told me it would cost £40.00 (Approximately. I can't recall if that was the exact figure.) and would be delivered to me via DHL. I can't even remember how I paid now! I had to telephone him a week or so later later as it hadn't arrived. I think that he had forgotten. It then arrived a couple of days later. Two copies, one in French and one in English.
I have just looked up the number on their website. For Customer Care ring: 08450 902 044. www.vauxhall.co.uk
is their website. They do have a section in the Contact us area on the website where you can send them a question and await a reply. I think it would be far quicker to ring.
Keep photcopies of all your documents and the new Cert of Conformity as they will take everything when you go to your Mairie. They probably don't need it all, but all of mine went!
I do hope that helps. If I can be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to give me a call. 05 53 49 48 93.
I bought my LHD headlights through a car parts company here. They were a lot cheaper than getting them from an Opel dealer. I tried a breakers yard first, but they didn't have any of those models in. Beware if you do buy that way, or from someone advertising headlights. There are three different manufacturers of headlights with three different connections. It is stamped on the headlight glass somewhere. Mine were Hella. I bought a Haynes Manual for the car after trying to change the headlights myself and not getting anywhere! It turns out that you need to remove the bumper. It took less than an hour and was quite easy. I just put some cardboard on the ground beneath to rest the bumper on. Not because it was heavy as it is plastic. I just didn't want to scratch the paint. The headlights were even OK when I took it for it's first CT.
Posted on: 07/03/2008 at 23:21