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Thread: 2012 MOT problems for HID Lights, got a conversion?

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    2012 MOT problems for HID Lights, got a conversion?

    one of my mates who's in the police, sent me these links regarding MOT's and HID convertions for next year. thought it was worth a read....

    http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repositor...3-lighting.pdf

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    We knew it was coming.....

    Therefore, in order to pass the MOT test, vehicles fitted with after-market HID systems would also need to be fitted with headlamp cleaning and self-levelling systems. Some high specification estate cars are fitted with a self-levelling suspension system and this would be considered as adequate for the purpose
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    Standard bulbs for MOT, then HIDs back when I get home then.



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    "It is also worthy of note that a few high performance vehicles fitted with HID headlamps that have barely any luggage space and stiff suspension do not require a self-levelling system."

    right so stiffen up the suspension and fit a full roll cage in the car... no auto-levellers needed
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    "It is also worthy of note that a few high performance vehicles fitted with HID headlamps that have barely any luggage space and stiff suspension do not require a self-levelling system."
    Thats such vague wording, what defines a "high performance vehicle" in that situation....?
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    well they did narrow it by saying it would have barely any luggage space and stiff suspension... most Porsche would fall in that category
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    Will this stop chavs in ****boxes blinding me with blue headlights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Will this stop chavs in ****boxes blinding me with blue headlights?
    I don't know about that but it might stop the pricks in Audi's thinking everybody is a chav in an inferior car?

    I've got HID's, are you saying I am a chav with a ****box car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    I don't know about that but it might stop the pricks in Audi's thinking everybody is a chav in an inferior car?

    I've got HID's, are you saying I am a chav with a ****box car?
    You might not want to know the answer to that.

    EDIT: Jojo is being blunt, so I might as well be to. Yes, I believe it to be true.
    Last edited by Reesy; 13th December 2011 at 17:41.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    I've got HID's, are you saying I am a chav with a ****box car?
    Are your hids blue?
    Aligned wrongly?
    If so then i'd class it as a ****box chav motor when its blinding me and making it hard for me to see where i'm going at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post

    I've got HID's, are you saying I am a chav with a ****box car?
    Yes.



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    i've asked a few different MOT testers about the new laws, just like the no remap law aswell. half of them don't know the HID laws anyways. so not to worry IMO
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    I hate you all!

    I even have an atmospheric dv now lol!
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    i'm so happy i have my auto dimming mirror on the car now, dont need to get blinded my chavs with ****box cars that have mis-aligned HIDs
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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
    i'm so happy i have my auto dimming mirror on the car now, dont need to get blinded my chavs with ****box cars that have mis-aligned HIDs
    Doesnt help when they are on coming on the other side of the road...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    I don't know about that but it might stop the pricks in Audi's thinking everybody is a chav in an inferior car?

    I've got HID's, are you saying I am a chav with a ****box car?
    I dont have an AUDI.

    But if you meet the criteria in my post then yes, you are a chav.

    If you dont, you might still be.
    Last edited by PaulAr; 13th December 2011 at 19:05.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Doesnt help when they are on coming on the other side of the road...
    I just close my eyes till the car passes.
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    In fairness if it does reduce the amount of people who fit HID's in reflector lensed headlights than it can only be a good thing as far as I'm concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Doesnt help when they are on coming on the other side of the road...
    ahh yes but i have bi-xenons so i can just flash them upwards and blind the feckers back myself
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    its not the headlights that`s the problem its the fing fog lights with high powered bulbs in them. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    people with there side lights on in the dead of night but there fog lights on??!!!!!!

    what the FFFFFFFFFF!

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    Lol lots of Beemers i see do that, have the halos on and fog lights
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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
    Lol lots of Beemers i see do that, have the halos on and fog lights

    But it looks so cool and mean!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott b5 View Post
    But it looks so un-cool and gash!!
    so true

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    its about time the after market set up was looked at,

    I'm feed up of being blinded by poorly fitted HID kits in ANY car,

    when you look into this whole set up like i have done in the past, you tend to find that the HID burn at such a rate that the heat generated by them starts to melt the inside of the head lamp unit over time, Iv personally seen the silver liners flake off inside head light units, the inner side of the head light lenses loses its sharp clearness, Iv also seen the wires get heated and melted backwards causing bare wires to be exposed, on one car i even see the light switch melted internally,

    I say that if you want HID's then do one of the following, get them installed properly with all the extra bits needed, Or just buy a car that has them fitted from the factory.

 

 

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