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Thread: Changes to the MOT from March 20 2013

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    Default Changes to the MOT from March 20 2013

    "The MoT test is changing to make it comply with European Union regulations.

    The introduction of new technology has prompted the changes to the test, which was previously overhauled twenty years ago.

    Most of the updates involve the car's electrical systems. Xenon and LED headlamps will have their levelling and cleaning systems checked, while the speedometer, airbags and electronic stability control systems will also be assessed to ensure they operate correctly.

    The new test will check more of the car's warning lights, including the electronic power steering indicator, electronic parking brake indicator and the tyre pressure monitoring system.

    Prices for the MoT test will be unchanged and the extra checks shouldn't noticeably increase the time required to complete the test.

    The MoT test will, however, remain an annual requirement for cars aged three years and over – bucking the trend set by some European countries that require cars to be tested once every two years."

    Quote from What Car website today!

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    Hids will be an issue then from reading this.

    Better pic up some h7's from the pound shop for the swap over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockstock2012 View Post
    Xenon and LED headlamps will have their levelling and cleaning systems checked
    Quote Originally Posted by Envy View Post
    Hids will be an issue then from reading this.
    Nope. They'll only be an issue if you've got headlight washers and auto beam height adjust and they don't work.

    As most aftermarket HIDs don't have them, they cannot fail something that isn't fitted.

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    I got aftermarket HIDs fitted, i have baught the complete oem headlight washer set up, just not fitted it yet, kinda glad i havent the now lol. Thing is was thinking will the LED flicker cause a fail? I got my MOT due in next week or so! Not looking forward to this, needs rear bushes and brakes could do with replacing. Still safe i think but i like to be at optimum performance

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    after speaking to an mot tester, he says as long as allignment is correct, it wont fail if washers and levelers arent fitted, if they are fitted they have to work

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    That is correct about not being able to fail something that isn't fitted (I'm an MOT tester)

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    I've my washers fitted and still can't get them working ffs

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    Glad my Xenon are factory fitted lol

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    Well I could stand corrected then. Hope so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark-R View Post
    Glad my Xenon are factory fitted lol
    and what a difference they make aswell best lights on a car I have ever had

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