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idlerich

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3 posts

27 months

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There's lots of new tests coming into force with the latest MOT checks. Eg, I've just had to remove the HID
lights on my soarer as they will fail my MOT (cos they don't have an associated washer and self-levelling
system)

Check out these links, and you should also note the dates if you have an MOT pending..

http://uk.autoblog.com/2012/01/04/changes-to-mot-r...

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/technicalpen...

http://www2.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/drs/hidheadl...

You have been warned!

Edited by idlerich on Tuesday 10th January 22:09

XG332

3,886 posts

68 months

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idlerich said:
I've just had to remove the HID
lights on my soarer as they will fail my MOT (cos they don't have an associated washer and self-levelling system)
Good

y2blade

52,412 posts

95 months

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idlerich said:
There's lots of new tests coming into force with the latest MOT checks. Eg, I've just had to remove the HID
lights on my soarer as they will fail my MOT (cos they don't have an associated washer and self-levelling
system)

Check out these links, and you should also note the dates if you have an MOT pending..

http://uk.autoblog.com/2012/01/04/changes-to-mot-r...

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/technicalpen...

http://www2.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/drs/hidheadl...

You have been warned!


Edited by idlerich on Tuesday 10th January 22:09
Great News yes

Buff Mchugelarge

1,803 posts

30 months

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Good to hear somethings being done.







Is this going the way you invisaged?

e8_pack

793 posts

61 months

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Personally i don't like any new rules and laws and more restrictions on our general freedom, they just keep stacking up.

Soon we'll not be able to do anything to our cars and that will be a damn shame.
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carreauchompeur

12,291 posts

84 months

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The dash warning light ruling appears to be fairly specific to airbag/tensioner/brake systems... I was slightly concerned!

DaveEssex

204 posts

37 months

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Sadly, too many people forget how to behave in a civilised society, by acting in a responsible manner that doesn't offend decent standards of behaviour.
Hence, new rules have to be written into law to protect the majority from the extreme behaviour of the minority.
Always ask the question WHY/WHY/WHY..... until the root cause of the problem is found, and then you have the chance to fix it correctly.
Here endeth the lesson.

AngryPartsBloke

324 posts

31 months

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e8_pack said:
Personally i don't like any new rules and laws and more restrictions on our general freedom, they just keep stacking up.

Soon we'll not be able to do anything to our cars and that will be a damn shame.
Personally i dont see why i have to be blinded on the way home from work so some t**ts have the freedom to show off who has the brightest blue headlights outside Mcdonalds on a friday night.

jains15

948 posts

53 months

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XG332 said:
idlerich said:
I've just had to remove the HID
lights on my soarer as they will fail my MOT (cos they don't have an associated washer and self-levelling system)
Good
Idlerich do you not understand why it's the law to have self levelling and washer systems on this sort of headlight? I'm not having a dig, it's a genuine question.

Next you'll be telling us you don't think tail lights are neccessary

mmm-five

6,218 posts

164 months

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AngryPartsBloke said:
Personally i dont see why i have to be blinded on the way home from work so some t**ts have the freedom to show off who has the brightest blue headlights outside Mcdonalds on a friday night.
But you're happy for everyone else who's not blinding you, and only upgraded to have better night vision, to be punished by the same 'law'.

Surely if they're aligned correctly then they're not going to dazzle anyone, or next you'll be demanding the death sentence for anyone who doesn't switch of their main beam quickly enough for you.

BTW, both my M5s and Z4MC have HIDs. The M5's were aftermarket but have headlight washing and suspension levelling, so would pass the test even if they were fitted with 't**t-blue' bulbs. The Z4MC ones are original, but bounce around a lot more due to the car being so stiff that it doesn't absorb the bumps as well as the M5s.

spats

372 posts

35 months

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idlerich said:
There's lots of new tests coming into force with the latest MOT checks. Eg, I've just had to remove the HID
lights on my soarer as they will fail my MOT (cos they don't have an associated washer and self-levelling
system)

Check out these links, and you should also note the dates if you have an MOT pending..

http://uk.autoblog.com/2012/01/04/changes-to-mot-r...

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/technicalpen...

http://www2.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/drs/hidheadl...

You have been warned!

Edited by idlerich on Tuesday 10th January 22:09
Seriously I wouldnt bother, there seems to be a massive HID hate on here and anyone even hinting at using them is clearly the devils sporn and should be banned from breathing.

Its so boring to hear about these people who "think" every HID kit fitted to every car in the land is done by a chav and means instant blinding and death for all those who come across them at night!

Heres an idea for some of you haters, do what your supposed to do when driving towards a car at night, do NOT stare at the lights! problem solved.

Yes there are some idiots who have badly adjusted headlights out there, but a high percentage are normal halogens and a badly adjusted headlight is worse than a great majority of HID setups.

All this will do is get HIDs removed for the MOT and then refitted after. Cops have better things to be doing than trying to work out if a car thats just gone past them is HID equiped or not.

Jim1556

274 posts

36 months

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I thought the new MOT regs only applied to vehicles registered from 01 Jan 2012 onwards, is MOT not for 4 years and then every 2...?

My E36 weekend toy has an airbag light on as it has an aftermarket steering wheel, bucket seat, 4 point harness etc, do I now have to put the standard stuff in once a year?

Utter bullst!

Marf

22,907 posts

121 months

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Jim1556 said:
I thought the new MOT regs only applied to vehicles registered from 01 Jan 2012 onwards, is MOT not for 4 years and then every 2...?

My E36 weekend toy has an airbag light on as it has an aftermarket steering wheel, bucket seat, 4 point harness etc, do I now have to put the standard stuff in once a year?

Utter bullst!
You clearly don't give a sh-t about not having an airbag, so just remove the bulb! confused

Jim1556

274 posts

36 months

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Marf said:
You clearly don't give a sh-t about not having an airbag, so just remove the bulb! confused
It's a weekend/track car, the harness/seat combo would stop me head butting the wheel I reckon...

The vehicle will also fail if an SRS malfunction light is missing, not working or indicating a fault.

Does this mean that all cars that had an drivers airbag as standard (mid 90s onward) can no longer have an aftermarket steering wheel?

The Spruce goose

5,822 posts

75 months

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Airbags have a life of 10 years. How many people get them replaced?

eldar

8,036 posts

76 months

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The Spruce goose said:
Airbags have a life of 10 years. How many people get them replaced?
Probably start checking next year... Can't have people driving around in smelly old cars, wildly killing baby polar bears.

Classic Grad 98

5,820 posts

40 months

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The Spruce goose said:
Airbags have a life of 10 years. How many people get them replaced?
They don't just die at 10 years old, it's just a manufacturer's interval, like an oil change- and most people don't care about those either!

andrewrob

2,181 posts

70 months

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Jim1556 said:
Marf said:
You clearly don't give a sh-t about not having an airbag, so just remove the bulb! confused
It's a weekend/track car, the harness/seat combo would stop me head butting the wheel I reckon...

The vehicle will also fail if an SRS malfunction light is missing, not working or indicating a fault.

Does this mean that all cars that had an drivers airbag as standard (mid 90s onward) can no longer have an aftermarket steering wheel?
Lack of airbag is mentioned here too

Supplementary restraints

The vehicle will fail the test if any airbag fitted as original equipment is obviously missing or defective.

jagracer

7,387 posts

116 months

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idlerich said:
There's lots of new tests coming into force with the latest MOT checks. Eg, I've just had to remove the HID
lights on my soarer as they will fail my MOT (cos they don't have an associated washer and self-levelling
system)

Check out these links, and you should also note the dates if you have an MOT pending..

http://uk.autoblog.com/2012/01/04/changes-to-mot-r...

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/technicalpen...

http://www2.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/drs/hidheadl...

You have been warned!

Edited by idlerich on Tuesday 10th January 22:09
Nice to read that you removed them but you could have saved your time. laugh

C7 JFW

129 posts

99 months

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Excellent, i'm delighted to hear it.

So safety systems that protect both the driver and other road users are being inspected. Well there's a turn-up for the books.

The levelling and washer systems for HIDs is a great idea. I've no issue with correctly fitted after market HIDs. Same goes for people who knowingly drive around without the rear doors on family cars being operational - yet they put their children in the back.

Sounds like a whole lot of common sense to me. It's predominantly only the people who leave their cars in a state of dis-repair that complain about these laws.
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