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    Ok my cars MOT is now due, question is, will I have to take the tuning box off for the emissions test? or should it still pass ok with it still on. Also I have used the 'Lawson' technique to adjust the headlights should I adjust them back or not?

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    'Lawson' technique
    sounds kinky what is it?

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    Not sure that it will need an emissions test if its deisel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shippers View Post
    sounds kinky what is it?
    LOL, its when you put the headlights on facing a wall and set adjuster to number 2, which puts the lights down thinking the car is heavy. You then manually adjust them(on the headlight) back up to the level they were at before, this means when they are on no2 they were at the factory setting, but when you put it to no1 it raises them a little, and to No 0 raises them a little more. Improves the range of the lights no end, as long as your careful not to adjust them too high. It was posted on here and one of the best 'mods' for the crappy lights excluding the HID lot

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    I had my first MOT the other day, I took my tuning box off to be on the same side. Flew through the test at Vx garage (45 quid at the main dealer - well impressed with that price).
    Only a 30 second job to remove it - not worth the extra expense and hassle for a re-test if it fails with the box on I figured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLad View Post
    Ok my cars MOT is now due, question is, will I have to take the tuning box off for the emissions test?
    For the time it'll take to remove it, you may as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by BigLad View Post
    Also I have used the 'Lawson' technique to adjust the headlights should I adjust them back or not?
    Yes, otherwise it'll fail on the headlights. If you did it as per my thread then just put the adjuster back to #2 and you'll be at the correct adjustment to pass the MOT.
    Quote Originally Posted by shippers View Post
    sounds kinky what is it?
    lol - http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=33655

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    EDIT: Just edited my post above - saw you were viewing this thread (BigP).

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    i left mine on and it passed the emissions test no probs but it did fail on a front coil spring, i could not beileve it, 1 day out of warranty. i still to it back to vx complaining that it a car of that age should not have a broken spring with that mileage 33000ish. they agreed and fitted new ones. now i was sh**ing a bit cause i altered my lights in between test and re-test and forgot to put them to position 2 when i took it back but luckely they did not test the lights again.

    i would take the box off, just in case, don't want to be kicking yourself afterwards cause.

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    As the diesels have a smoke test, it'd be silly to leave the box on, as it 'artificially' increases the smoke output..... take it off, run the car for a few miles and it'll all go quite helpfully towards that magic pass..

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