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Post by Mr_E85Bim » Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:53 pm

My car is due an MOT so I have been watching YouTube to ensure it doesn't fail for anything silly.

On one of the videos they mention cracked light. My 3rd tail light has been cracked since I owned it. Would this really cause an MOT failure?

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Post by bigwinn » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:02 pm

Not sure if a crack will fail- think it will fail if a higher % of leds aren’t working
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Post by Mr_E85Bim » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:10 pm

I thought that sounded a little excessive. All the leds work just fine. Fingers crossed it will be fine.

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Post by bigwinn » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:17 pm

:thumbsup:
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Post by Zedebee » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:23 pm

Mine passed with a piece broken off the end, but all the LEDs worked.
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Post by Mr_E85Bim » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:49 pm

Zedebee wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:23 pm Mine passed with a piece broken off the end, but all the LEDs worked.
a little more than a crak then. :thumbsup:

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Post by Dr. Zed » Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:16 pm

Certain aspects of the MOT are very open to interpretation and subjective to the tester I've found.

I brought my car in for Headlight adjustment to somewhere separately from where my MOT was booked and the guy that did the lights said I'd fail the MOT because of several stone chips in my windshield.

Passed without any mention of the windshield despite it being in line of sight.

My opinion of MOT is to just bring it in and see what they comment on, otherwise you're chasing unknown issues in the hopes that it passes first time, spending money in the process that you might not need to.
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Post by Zedebee » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:54 pm

These days savvy buyers look at the MOT history before they buy a car, so it’s worth giving it the best possible chance of passing first time.

Making sure your car is super clean underneath and being friendly with the tester really helps.
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Post by Mr_E85Bim » Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:19 am

Thanks gents, much appreciated.

Will be tested today :driving:

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Post by bigwinn » Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:20 am

Good luck!!!!!
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Post by Mr_E85Bim » Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:35 pm

She passed with no minors!!

Woop woop! :driving: :rofl: :thumbsup:

Thanks Big!

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Post by N4LLY » Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:15 pm

Most excellent :thumbsup:

Mine's booked for Tuesday.
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Post by Mr_E85Bim » Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:10 pm

N4LLY wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:15 pm Most excellent :thumbsup:

Mine's booked for Tuesday.
Thanks buddy!

I'm sure yours will be absolutely fine. Not a rolling project like mine :rofl:

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Post by bigwinn » Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:41 pm

Get in!!
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