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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Matt on January 05, 2012, 12:40:44 PM

Title: MOT Changes 2012
Post by: Matt on January 05, 2012, 12:40:44 PM
This topic just cropped up on ford scorpio so i thought id share the link here

http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/car-servicing-repair/mot-changes-2012.html
Title: Re: MOT Changes 2012
Post by: Dave on January 06, 2012, 10:59:30 AM

A few things may catch a few out there.

Espically anyone doing headlight conversions! :(
Title: Re: MOT Changes 2012
Post by: JFB Tech on January 06, 2012, 17:37:33 PM
Fortunately it should be easy to switch the HIDs back to standard for the MOT.  It will take me a couple of minutes to do mine, take out the HID bulbs, disconnect the wiring, pull the fuse and fit the standard bulbs back in.  The original wiring is still all there.
Title: Re: MOT Changes 2012
Post by: Matt on January 06, 2012, 17:52:24 PM
I know a few guys who have took the rear door handles off, thats a no no now
Title: Re: MOT Changes 2012
Post by: mk2 cossie on January 06, 2012, 22:25:54 PM
theres no reason to fail illegally fitted HID lights with the new regs though  :rolleyes:

the wording for testing the levelling and washers is that some vehicles with HID/LED lights 'may' have them fitted  :P

yet to see any vehicles with indirect vision devices fitted though  ;D
Title: Re: MOT Changes 2012
Post by: robrs2 on January 07, 2012, 12:11:28 PM
Testers info here http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual/contents.htm
Title: Re: MOT Changes 2012
Post by: JFB Tech on January 07, 2012, 14:56:14 PM
I just read through the regs and as you say mk2 cossie, HID installations MAY have wash and or levelling systems which MUST work if fitted.  This reg is obviously being widely misinterpreted as people are quoting that HID systems MUST have wash and levelling systems.  Lets hope that the testers don't misinterpret the regs.
Title: Re: MOT Changes 2012
Post by: Dave on January 08, 2012, 00:25:30 AM

I will ask a mate to look on the VOSA computer.

If it is not listed on there they can not fail it!
Title: Re: MOT Changes 2012
Post by: Dave on January 09, 2012, 14:23:17 PM

Well of course the actual selectable fails for HID lights is not on the system yet as they are only adviseable. Doh!

But the actual tester manual on the system says nothing about if HID's are fitted it must have headlight levellers & washers.

Only that if they are fitted they must work or it will be a fail!!!

May catch some Sierra's out with the headlight washers & wipers.

Should be some money in them bits soon ;D