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    As per title really.. I have my MOT on the 24th and am just going through the car looking for possible issues. Will a cracked foglight lense be an MOT failure, it full of condensation anyway and has been for years like may other owners have.
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
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    Nope not on the front!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_nige View Post
    As per title really.. I have my MOT on the 24th and am just going through the car looking for possible issues. Will a cracked foglight lense be an MOT failure, it full of condensation anyway and has been for years like may other owners have.
    long as the glass isn't actually broken

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    cheers guys. the glense is still there, just have a crack across one of them, will leave replaceing those things to another day then..
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Quote Originally Posted by stripey View Post
    long as the glass isn't actually broken
    That doesn't even matter. Front fogs aren't testable in any way shape or form
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    Im asuming its the fronts? As per other answers, front fogs dont come into MOTs..

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    As said above, nope! I'm missing a front fog and it flew through MOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    That doesn't even matter. Front fogs aren't testable in any way shape or form
    I think he meant more for sharp edge's

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    Is this a relatively new revision for front fog lamps at the MOT??? I ask as a few years ago I took my 1962 PA Cresta for an MOT which had front fog lamps fitted but not wired up at the time & I'm sure I was told 'If they are fitted, they must work'

    He let me remove them and passed it.

    Mind you I've seen posts on here referring to Fog Lamps fitted just for 'Show' & not wired..

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    I think he meant more for sharp edge's
    Even then, not testable. the sharp edges that would be present in a broken front fog light, would not be in a position whereby if a pedestrian walked past and brushed against the car, they would get hurt.

    The testers manual says the reasons for rejection on inspection of vehicle condition is something like:
    A sharp edge or protruberance, caused by damage or corrosion, which makes the vehicle dangerous to other road users, including pedestrians.

    So applying a common sense approach to the fog light scenario; Q. Would it make the vehicle dangerous to other road users? A. No, not at all. Q. Would it make the vehicle dangerous to pedsetrians? A. Immensely highly unlikely.
    Advise yes, fail never

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony W View Post
    Is this a relatively new revision for front fog lamps at the MOT??? I ask as a few years ago I took my 1962 PA Cresta for an MOT which had front fog lamps fitted but not wired up at the time & I'm sure I was told 'If they are fitted, they must work'

    He let me remove them and passed it.

    Mind you I've seen posts on here referring to Fog Lamps fitted just for 'Show' & not wired..

    Cheers
    Common misconception. Only lights that are testable are the mandatory lighting, as follows; Headlights, side lights, indicators and after 1st April 1986 hazard lights (prior to 1/4/86, cars were not required to have hazards fitted, but if they were they must work), stop lamps, number plate lamp(s), rear reflectors and rear fog lamp.
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