User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  3
Likes Likes:  10
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 43

Thread: new mot rules

  1. #31
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by simon194 View Post
    I use Osram Nightbreaker's in my car and they are more than adequate.
    Quote Originally Posted by dmcn View Post
    How have you found these in terms of how long they've lasted?

    A colleague bought a set of these and one popped after about 3 months. Hoping it was just a faulty bulb, as I'm considering a set instead of HIDs to avoid MOT issues.
    When I had a set of NB's, they only lasted 8 months. Both bulbs blew within a week of each other. Then I changed to HIDs and it all became clear, especially in front of the car

  2. Thanks dmcn thanked for this post
  3. #32
    Regular Member Grumpy1954's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Newport (Shropshire)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Ford Kuga

    Trim : Titanium

    Engine : 2.0dtci

    Year : 2014

    Mileage : 1200

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by simon194 View Post
    It's probably because HID conversions aren't compatible with normal halogen optics and not type approved, on top of that they could affect your insurance. OK, they are less of a problem in projector headlights but definitely a problem in reflector setups. I do a lot of night driving and it's so easy to spot cars with HID conversions.

    I use Osram Nightbreaker's in my car and they are more than adequate.
    Yes, I did Duncan's fix to raise the dip beam, then fitted better bulbs and never had any problems. I've seen quotes stating HiD, DPF's , reversing lights and dash warning lights are going to be checked a lot more thoroughly, the DPF seems to mainly be checking to see if it smokes, but they've come up with some thing that an HiD bulb cannot be put into any headlight bulb as a conversion, it has to be one specifically rated for that specific bulb. I suspect the levelling and headlight wash will be enforced as well.
    Gutting the DPF and fitting HiD's always has been illegal, though popular. I suspect most people will either take a chance or refit the halogen bulb for the test.
    Not sure what the reversing light bit is all about.

  4. #33
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : CDX

    Engine : 1.9 CDti

    Year : 1996

    Mileage : 180000

    Default

    Duncan's fix to raise Dip beam??

    My vec is crap on dipped - but OK on main......

  5. #34
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : CDX

    Engine : 1.9 CDti

    Year : 1996

    Mileage : 180000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bigwul View Post
    Duncan's fix to raise Dip beam??

    My vec is crap on dipped - but OK on main......
    anyone?

  6. #35
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bigwul View Post
    anyone?
    https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showt...ift-headlights

    Works for facelight lights too.

  7. Thanks dmcn thanked for this post
  8. #36
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy1954 View Post
    I suspect the levelling and headlight wash will be enforced as well..
    Nope, because not all cars have them fitted from the factory.

    However, I'm sure I read somewhere the other day that it might however apply to cars from 2009 onwards, which would still make the Vec-C exempt from such checks.

  9. #37
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra

    Trim : SRi XP

    Engine : CDTi 150

    Year : 2007

    Default

    According to the new rules, as below, whether or not you have washers or levellers, the headlight unit should fail the MOT now as it was originally designated for halogen only bulbs.


    Some vehicles may be fitted with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps. It is not permitted toconvert existing halogen headlamp units for use with HID bulbs. If it is clear that such a conversion hasbeen carried out, rather than replacing the entire unit with one designed and approved for use with HIDbulbs, the headlamp should be rejected

    Vehicles equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) or LED dipped beam headlamps may befitted with a suspension or headlamp self-levelling system. Where such systems are fitted, they mustwork; however, it is accepted that it may not be possible to readily determine the functioning of selflevellingsystems. In such cases, the benefit of the doubt must be given.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...2018-draft.pdf

  10. Likes Grumpy1954 liked this post
  11. #38
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

    Default

    I thought it had been previously established the Vec-C headlight unit had been approved for HIDs?

    It meets all the criteria, etc. eg, has projector lenses to correctly focus the beam.

    Why else would there be a mounting place at the base of the unit for the ballast unit.

    16092009559a.jpg

  12. #39
    Full Member AL21784's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Batley, West Yorkshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Toyota Aygo

    Trim : x-pression x-wave (nav)

    Engine : 1.0 VVT-i

    Year : 66

    Mileage : 8000

    Default

    You've actually got a ****** good point there!

    Alan

  13. #40
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Maybe get it in writing from the lamp manufacturer that the case is type approved for hid and then leave a printout of this in the glove box for mr plod or mot testing station?

  14. Likes Grumpy1954, Big Dave liked this post
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. New MOT rules maybe ?
    By jacko52 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 7th November 2011, 23:32
  2. New MOT rules??
    By vectradave57 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12th April 2011, 08:36
  3. BBQ Rules
    By LJ sxi-nav in forum Comedy & Humour
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 3rd July 2007, 17:27

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •