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    Started off side and dipped headlights and rear shock leaking nearside. Bulbs being the mtec sidelights shine white his argument was they look blue when off?? After an argument over the 6k HID's he let them pass so now gotta change sidelights and shocks to pass. Cars done 30,000 miles so replace them as a pair i take it? Also been quote £45 each for them is that about right 1.8 Sri 2006.

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    Vehicle : vauxhall signum

    Trim : 2.0t

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    i payed £55 for mine two front and 45p for a orange light bulb.. as the bloke at the m.o.t said " sorry but you indecator is white" i think he was colour blind.

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    For a shock to fail, it has to be REEEAALLY bad, ie oil literally running out and offering no or negligable damping effect. If its just dampness around the body of the shocker, then its an advise only. I bet It isn't running out.
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    surely the colour of an unlit light bulb should not fail or where does that stand with silver indicator bulbs that flash orange thats like saying im sorry sir your car needs orange indicator lenses

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    My argument exactly with the bulbs hence the reason he let the dipped bulb go i said you can't even seen it through a projector lense and once lit its crisp white not blue . And although the sidelight bulb looks blue what relevance does that have on the colour once its lit i said your testing in daylight so i can see to an extent his defense not even an argument but once their lit they looks white if anything ice white not some horrible blue/purple not that al them shade are that bad, just saying they look really white. Can't say i've really checked or know what i'm looking at with the shock though have go a friend round rtomorrow to change it rather be safe than sorry, but will also have the so called offending part to hand.

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    Vehicle : vauxhall signum

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    Mileage : 100k+

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    Information Method of Inspection Reason for rejection
    This inspection applies to: All direction indicators and hazard warning devices fitted. Flashing type
    1. Operate the left and right direction indicators in turn and check 1. A direction indicator
    a. that all lamps are present and secure a. missing or insecure
    Exempt Vehicles
    Direction indicators and hazard warning devices are not required by regulations on vehicles not fitted with any front or rear position lamps (see1.1), nor are they required on vehicles first used before 1 January 1936. But, if they are fitted, they must be tested. b. that all lamps are complete, in good working order and clean b. incomplete, not in good working order or not clean, ie so damaged or deteriorated that its function is impaired Note: An effective proprietary repair (eg lens repair tape, etc) must be assessed on its merits considering security, colour, light output and durability
    Vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1986
    These must be fitted with one side repeater indicator on each side. Instead of a separate lamp, the side repeater might be part of the front direction indicator if it includes a wraparound lens. Lamps incorporating a side repeater are marked either with an 'E' mark in a circle or an 'e' mark in a rectangle above which is the number 5. c. the flashing rate Note: it may be necessary to run the engine when checking the flashing rate c. does not flash 60 to 120 times per minute
    d. that every direction indicator emits amber light, except vehicles first used before 1 September 1965 where both front indicators may be white and both rear indicators red d. does not show light of the appropriate colour
    Vehicles first used before 1 April 1986
    A hazard warning device is not required by regulation, but, if one is fitted, it must be tested. e. that their operation is separate from, and not adversely affected by the operation of any other lamp e. adversely affected by the operation of another lamp eg dual function lamps on foreign vehicles
    2. Check the selector switch for presence, security, condition and operation. 2. A missing, insecure or faulty selector switch.
    Vehicles first used before 1 September 1965
    Direction indicators may be incorporated with stop lamps, or combined with side or rear lamps. 3. Check the driver's 'tell-tale' warning device for presence and operation. Note: A 'tell-tale' may be audible or visual, it is not required if one or more direction indicators on each side can be seen by the driver from the driver's seat. 3. The driver's 'tell-tale' missing or inoperative.
    4. Check that the hazard warning device operates with the ignition switched both on and off. While it operates, check that all the direction indicators flash simultaneously and the 'tell-tale' is working correctly. 4. A hazard warning device
    a. does not cause all direction indicators to flash in phase
    b. 'tell-tale' not working correctly
    Semaphore Type
    1. Operate the direction indicators and check 1. A semaphore arm
    a. the operation of each indicator a. does not extend or retract without sticking
    b. that every direction indicator emits an amber light Note: A Semaphore arm must illuminate when in operation. It may flash, but is not required to do so b. does not show an amber light to the front and rear
    2. Check the correct operation of the 'tell-tale'. Note: A 'tell-tale' may be audible or visual, a 'tell-tale' is not required if one or more direction indicators on each side of the vehicle can be seen by the driver from the driver's seat. 2. The 'tell-tale' is missing or not working correctly.

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    Just had a phonecall from the local spares supplier saying his suppllier is unsure off what shocks to send as there are a few for the Vectra (obviously) hence the reason i gave the model type/registration/chassis number. How hard can it be??? Starts asking something about is it C56 or C57 i have know idea myself hence the reason i got someone else to source the part and will be getting some to fit it . ****** things meant to be done and dusted this weekend for the MOT check Monday. His just phoned again still clusless what one to order for me. Does anyone in the Essex area know a local place and the correct part/price so i can get this minor job over and done with. I'm located in Dagenham near Romford its a 2006 1.8 Sri any help/advice appreciated.
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    Mine lets most things go, even tints to an extent... I'd use another garage next time...

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    rear shocks is very easy to change took me 20 minutes in total.. including finding the stuff and put them back in place... took longer to put on axelstands than change the shocks it self...

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    I will do i'm not against a part failing don't want the roads full of unroadworthy heaps and mine is far from that, but petiness is stupid had many cars with all variants of bulbs and they've never been questioned let alone failed. I would of thought an advisory at the most, well shock is now on and sidelights changed for the weekend. Wouldn't mind if they weren't a pain to access on the airbox side. Well all done and fine for another year fingers crossed. Anyway the suns shining Bbq and beers soon so i'm a happy man again have a good weekends guys & girls

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