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    Thought I'd ask if anyone knows whether your car will fail because the rear windscreen wiper has stopped working. My gut reaction says that it's a failure, but does anyone know for sure?

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    Since you're not obliged to have a rear wiper I don't see how it can be failed - provided it doesn't have any dangerous pieces hanging off it.

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    Rear wiper isn't a testable item. No need to worry
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    Rear wiper isn't a testable item. No need to worry
    a few years ago a nationwide chain failed me on a split rear wiper...

    Damn them for trying to make a few extra quid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diet1985 View Post
    a few years ago a nationwide chain failed me on a split rear wiper...

    Damn them for trying to make a few extra quid!
    You should have reported them to VOSA. They were probably relying on the fact that the average punter doesn't know what is testable and what isn't. There are a myriad of websites with the testers manual listed. At least you can check and see what is and is not tested before you get to the test centre
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    You should have reported them to VOSA. They were probably relying on the fact that the average punter doesn't know what is testable and what isn't. There are a myriad of websites with the testers manual listed. At least you can check and see what is and is not tested before you get to the test centre
    i was alot dumber about cars back then than i am now... and im pretty dumb!

    I did however catch them the next time making a massive hole in the underside sill when i came back 30 mins earlier than i told them... guess what it failed on that too... took it back to another garage and they said there was no sign of rust and it was obvious they were just creating work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    Rear wiper isn't a testable item. No need to worry
    Good news!

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