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    Found this on DW.

    2011 VOSA changes to MOT

    Still 13 months away until these new regulations come into force, but some interesting changes. From MOT from December 2011, the below changes will come into force, which will be very bad news for some.

    HID lights – Specifically those aftermarket kits that give the very bright headlight beams. Any cars found with these kits will be an automatic MOT failure. Testers are able to easily spot the difference between HID kits, and manufacturer fitted Xenon’s. Easy to spot as Xenon cars have suspension level sensors, in car beam adjuster, and usually headlight washers.

    Chipped ECU’s - Unsure of just how/if this one will realistically be enforced, but any cars with chipped ECU’s will in theory be an MOT failure. I can only assume VOSA have found an easy way of checking ECU software through the cars OBD port (diagnostic plug).
    http://www.motester.co.uk/TradeMagaz...alChanges.aspx

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    I posted it yesterday.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122182

    Discussion already underway.

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    Chipped ECU’s - Unsure of just how/if this one will realistically be enforced, but any cars with chipped ECU’s will in theory be an MOT failure. I can only assume VOSA have found an easy way of checking ECU software through the cars OBD port (diagnostic plug).

    That means remaps will result in a fail?

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    Hasn't this already been aired? Gary 3306 said he was MoT tester and had not been informed of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy1954 View Post
    hasn't this already been aired?
    Quote Originally Posted by big dave View Post
    i posted it yesterday.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122182

    discussion already underway.

    Yep

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    Its made up rubbish anyway. No point discussing something that is so poorly written and clearly fabricated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    I posted it yesterday.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122182

    Discussion already underway.
    Sorry mate, never noticed

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    Its blather. Theres no generic way to tell that cars have had a remap. You would need diagnostic equipment for all manufacturers to detect it, and theres no way garages can be expected to shell out for that lot. It would cost tens of thousands.

    Guys, as there is already a thread running on this, I'll close this one. No need for the two
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