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Maddoglips

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« on: April 13, 2008, 09:18:49 AM »
Morning All

Quick question, I've just finished fitting my RS bumper and now wanting to wire up the new fogs.

What I wanna do is wire them up to the stanadard driving lights so they'll be on as soon as they come on.

Is this allowed for MOT and will the copppers have a issue with it?

Cheers

Zane



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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2008, 10:03:39 AM »
Quote from: Maddoglips
Morning All

Quick question, I've just finished fitting my RS bumper and now wanting to wire up the new fogs.

What I wanna do is wire them up to the stanadard driving lights so they'll be on as soon as they come on.

Is this allowed for MOT and will the copppers have a issue with it?

Cheers

Zane

I'd have thought it would be a problem for both m8, I'd put them through a switch myself

Maddoglips

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2008, 10:07:06 AM »
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I'd have thought it would be a problem for both m8, I'd put them through a switch myself

Cheers Taps

Guess I'll just have to stop being lazy then and wire them correctly. LOL

Zane

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2008, 13:56:58 PM »
Why bother... In 16 years of driving I have never found fog bad enough to warrent their use.. So if mine don't work I dont bother fixing them. Only if the lense is cracked do  bother toutching them.

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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2008, 14:17:42 PM »
As far as i remember, when you have your main beam on you can have whatever other lights on you want, but on dip beam your restricted to fog lights only when visibility is under 100 metres and any lights under a certain height count as fog lights, even "driving" lights.

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2008, 16:55:31 PM »
Method of inspection

The inspection of rear fog lamps is confined to the one rear fog lamp which is required to be fitted to the
centre or offside of
vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1980.
Note: On some vehicles the front fog lamps need to be switched on before the rear fog lamp(s) will work
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Note: A rear fog lamp is permitted to operate independently of headlamp, position lamp or ignition systems.
 6. With dipped headlamps and the ignition switched on, operate the rear fog lamp switch and check that a rear fog lamp
. is fitted to the centre or offside of the vehicle

. is working, and

. does not flicker when tapped lightly by hand.

Check also that the drivers tell-tale works properly.

7. Check the presence, condition, security and operation of the switch.

RfR (reasons for rejection )

6. A mandatory rear fog lamp
a. is missing, does not emit a steady red light or emits a light other than red
b. incomplete, not in good working order or not visible from a reasonable distance
c. is insecure, obscured or not facing to
the rear
d. flickers when tapped lightly by hand e. tell-tale does not work
f. adversely affected by the operation of
any other lamp.
7. A rear fog lamp switch
a. missing
b. faulty
c. insecure
d. not able to be operated from the normal driving position.

Dont forget this one Check also that the drivers tell-tale works properly.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2008, 16:58:04 PM by spanner »

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2008, 17:00:42 PM »
What about the front fogs his asking about  

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2008, 17:57:47 PM »
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What about the front fogs his asking about  


Front fogs NOT AN MOT ITEM        
« Last Edit: April 13, 2008, 17:58:18 PM by spanner »

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2008, 19:28:25 PM »
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Front fogs NOT AN MOT ITEM        

Well they bloody well should be        

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2008, 19:36:30 PM »
Well This is all interesting!

Reason I asked, is once driving through  London I was stopped at a general road block and told off cause I had my head lamps on and fogs in my focus.

I was told that its an offence to have the fogs on if there was no fog and I could face a £40 fine for having them on.

This all seems strange to me as you are then effectively been penalised for been pro-active on the safety side. I cant see the harm in having more lights on then rather not having enough on?

BUT..... I'll buy a fog light switch and wire them through a relay and have them switched on there own.

Cheers all

Zane

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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2008, 19:46:32 PM »
Safest bet m8 else your bound to be pulled again sooner or later

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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2008, 20:08:45 PM »
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Well they bloody well should be        

Why?  
For the extra time taken to check them I'd have to put the MOT price up another £5.00   bad enuff I can only charge ya £50 for my half hours time as it is    

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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2008, 22:32:12 PM »
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Front fogs NOT AN MOT ITEM        
What about the RVLR Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations... surely if a lamp is fitted it has to work?? Would have thought that would be a sensible 10 second check at the MOT?

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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2008, 00:56:42 AM »
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What about the RVLR Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations... surely if a lamp is fitted it has to work?? Would have thought that would be a sensible 10 second check at the MOT?

Nope Simon, only Obligatory lamps tested same as mirrors etc. Don't confuse lighting regulations or road traffic act with the MOT test for they're a different set of rules alltogether.

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2008, 11:13:36 AM »
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This all seems strange to me as you are then effectively been penalised for been pro-active on the safety side. I cant see the harm in having more lights on then rather not having enough on?



Zane


I'm sure you don t say that when some twat comes at you down a dark country lane with his HiD lamps on main beam and all his fog/driving lamps on because his 3 series "looks da wickedist man and da honeez needz to see i is comin for dem"

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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2008, 11:49:25 AM »
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I'm sure you don t say that when some twat comes at you down a dark country lane with his HiD lamps on main beam and all his fog/driving lamps on because his 3 series "looks da wickedist man and da honeez needz to see i is comin for dem"
LMAO someone needs a diversity awareness course    

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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2008, 12:05:04 PM »
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QUOTE(popuptoaster @ Apr 14 2008, 11:13 AM) *

I'm sure you don t say that when some twat comes at you down a dark country lane with his HiD lamps on main beam and all his fog/driving lamps on because his 3 series "looks da wickedist man and da honeez needz to see i is comin for dem"

LMAO someone needs a diversity awareness course laugh.gif laugh.gif



Nah he seams very informed and aware to me.

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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2008, 13:24:09 PM »
:D no offense meant, all the "youth" round here talk the same whatever colour they are, it was a youthist comment not racist.

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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2008, 14:56:54 PM »
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:D no offense meant, all the "youth" round here talk the same whatever colour they are, it was a youthist comment not racist.
LOL only pullin yer pisser  

 

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