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    http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...nges-2012.html



    As above what do we think ? i think its going a bit over the top with some things
    ie spare wheel fixings
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    meh - normal bulbs back in for the test replaced 20 mins after - no biggie, although I do think its ridiculous (agree with non reflectors) but hey ho

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    Personally, I think some are great - The vehicle will also fail if an SRS malfunction light is missing, not working or indicating a fault.

    Vehicles fitted with aftermarket HID systems must also be fitted with properly working washer and levelling systems. there are some idiots with them fitted very badly to the wrong type of lens with 10000k plus for a stupid colour.

    A catalytic convertor fitted as original equipment but missing will be a reason for failure. I guess this will affect the diesel de-cats too.

    This is a bit silly imo - 13-pin sockets will be subject to a full electrical connectivity check and incorrectly connected or inoperative circuits will result in failure. Although I understand why.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    agree with some of it, but a warning light ?? sometimes even dealers tell you to ignore them as so expensive to get to the bottom of the problem if it has no noticable effects. HIDS great news, become the new chav trend round here, fed up getting dazzled.

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    dunno what the AA are trying to stir up... had mine MOTd last week and none of this applied...
    "VOSA, the government agency responsible for the MOT, has indicated that 'failures' relating to the new test items will be treated as 'advisories' in the first three months. This means that if you have any of the following problems with your car you've got until the first MOT renewal date after 1 April 2012 to get it fixed."
    Nope - that didn't happen

    The new test includes a check on the presence and correct function of the steering lock where fitted as standard.
    Erm... nope

    Vehicles fitted with aftermarket HID systems must also be fitted with properly working washer and levelling systems.
    Not mentioned - even as an advisory... (35w 6k Hids)

    An insecure battery will be a reason for failure as will a battery that is leaking electrolyte
    Bonnet not opened during mot test

    How will they test warning lights on the vec c dash??

    I suspect that the AA wll be offering pre-MOT checks will they... for a small fee??

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    Had my old siggy mot'd today, they didn't even mention about my 6000k hids. No washers, no self levelling.

    My other car. 1972 1641cc slammed beetle. On the road finally!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zark View Post
    How will they test warning lights on the vec c dash??

    I suspect that the AA wll be offering pre-MOT checks will they... for a small fee??
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    is it not just turning the ign to pos 2 to ensure they light up ie airbag light and goes out once engine running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbon7000 View Post
    Had my old siggy mot'd today, they didn't even mention about my 6000k hids. No washers, no self levelling.
    Good to know as I cba taking my hids out just for the mot lol

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    it was published back in october too, I like the srs light one

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


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

    now according to these my old cavalier would have failed A. because I fitted a momo steering wheel and B. I removed the airbag warning bulb

    looks like aftermarket steering wheel companies are going to struggle and how do they check the first point? do they plug it into diagnostics to see if theres a fault but no light or maybe remove the clocks to check the bulbs?

    as said just the AA scaremongering people for pre mot checks or something

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    I think people have been lucky with testers understanding of the new VOSA instructions, rather than AA scaremongering to be honest.

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