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Old 16-07-2017, 08:50 AM
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Things are not always black and white Sean. The difference between red and amber is not clear cut. Just like all modern clear indicator lenses which have colour bulbs that change colour with age. I have tested yellow led bulbs behind a red lens and it does change the colour to be amberish. Not quite Amber but not quite red either. It's a matter of opinion which is why it's not clear cut.
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Old 16-07-2017, 11:48 AM
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Point taken John but I get the impression that is the wiring is altered to operate Euro (and UK) style and using clear bulbs, the pass still dpends upon which station one takes the car and that seems at best a personal interpretation of the law....maybe you guys should list 'friendly' or 'colour-blind' garages ?
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Old 16-07-2017, 12:25 PM
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It's not friendly or colour-blind garages, it's the individual testers not knowing every nuance of every rule in the OSA Mot book ...

These guys are testing five-year-old Ford Focuses most of the time ... anything that upsets their usual train of thought can cause them angst. WHen I took my Z for an MoT soon after it came over just to find out the position on everything one of the things they failed it on was the lack of number plates, even though that is NOT an MoT fail for an unregistered car.
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Old 16-07-2017, 12:34 PM
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It's not friendly or colour-blind garages, it's the individual testers not knowing every nuance of every rule in the OSA Mot book ...
THAT is a sad fact - I can assure you that my Z mate here who runs a station (sadly near the Ardennes so a little far for me) know the rules off by heart by dateline - he has to because they are inspected regularly !

Here, I've known people's car nearly failed (the members rang me for advice there and then fortunately) because the tester couldn't find the chassis number on the bulkhead.

Cars here DO have to be registered ie wearing yank plates but not screwed in - riveted only !
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Old 16-07-2017, 12:37 PM
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Thanks! That would be useful.

I've seen a few guides on people dumping the reverse light and wiring indicators instead, but we'll see.

Whilst the law is thr law, I think it's pretty common for MOT stations to have varying levels of strictness. AFAIK, red lights should be a fail, but as long as it is safe then most MOT stations might waive it - especially since they've been asked to be a little more lenient on old classic cars to keep them on the road.
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Old 16-07-2017, 01:06 PM
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but as long as it is safe then most MOT stations might waive it - especially since they've been asked to be a little more lenient on old classic cars to keep them on the road.
Have they ? By whom (aside from the owners) ?
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Old 16-07-2017, 04:28 PM
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Thanks! That would be useful.

I've seen a few guides on people dumping the reverse light and wiring indicators instead, but we'll see.

Whilst the law is thr law, I think it's pretty common for MOT stations to have varying levels of strictness. AFAIK, red lights should be a fail, but as long as it is safe then most MOT stations might waive it - especially since they've been asked to be a little more lenient on old classic cars to keep them on the road.
Reversing light trick is what I do most of the time, especially now run out of Euro spec. rear lenses.

MOT Stations might waive red indicators ? No way on a car registered after 65 as Mike said. More lenient on classic cars ? Well word not yet reached any of the testers I use in Devon and Cheshire. Never got a car through with red indicators at any MOT station.

Interested to see your video Jon, sounds an interesting way to go, will try that next time.

We don't have a universal European road test Sean, your CT is different from our MOT which is different from German TUV etc ( just be thankful you don't have to conform with that one )
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Old 16-07-2017, 04:40 PM
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German TUV etc ( just be thankful you don't have to conform with that one )
Iam - every day and also the Swiss one which allows for NO modifs !
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Old 18-07-2017, 05:09 PM
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So this popped up on Ebay, which I'm watching.

I had a member offer a set of his spares so I'll see if that pulls through first.

Shame this set wasn't a little cheaper as it seems in okay Condition!

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Old 18-07-2017, 05:39 PM
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They've been plastic welded (more like glued) on one of the mounting positions... probably worth what I offered... 200. I'd rather buy new than those.
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Old 18-07-2017, 06:33 PM
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So this popped up on Ebay, which I'm watching.

I had a member offer a set of his spares so I'll see if that pulls through first.

Shame this set wasn't a little cheaper as it seems in okay Condition!

http://r.ebay.com/g3fkfh
apologies, i'll dig them out at the weekend!
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Old 23-07-2017, 12:23 PM
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These are getting tempting considering how mint they'll look!

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Old 23-07-2017, 01:05 PM
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These are getting tempting considering how mint they'll look!

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Old 25-07-2017, 04:58 PM
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If you do locate an older set of lamps, then do have a look at the UK set I recently overhauled. Easily enough to do, and look in period if I say so myself

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