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    MOT

    Got my windows tinted a while back and was wondering what is the legal requierment for window tints?

    I'm living in northern ireland and I know on the mainland your test work differently but I'm sure the laws are the same

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    Front? or just rear
    *Gone* 1997 A3 1.6 facelift headlights, 16"1.8t Alloys, full rear tints. 110k

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    sorry i've got the 2 sides done and the rear, but it the front 2 windows i'm hearing different things about.

    some ppl say none, some say 30%

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    30% will be ok, im not sure if the mot test even checks the window tints to be honest - thats more a dot thing or police
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    in northern ireland we have to go to an mot centre for a test and i've been hearing there cracking down on it. Can you's still get yours done in a garage?

    1st MOT won't be till next year some time but just wanted to know

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    have read through this(scroll down)

    http://www.motester.co.uk/cog.html
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    sister-in-law's mini went for mot there and fail will the light window tint. as far as she was told no tint on the front 2 windows. So for northern ireland MOT the front 2 windows must be illegal

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    http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosacorp/repo...=&id=46be978e6

    Issue April 04 but it's the only hit when I typed in window tints in the vosa site.
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    window tints dont affect the mot mate i used to test my self and never ever failed tinted windows weather the law has changed tho i dont know if all else fails wind the front 2 windows down and take the fuse out then they will never know ...

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    Replied to your email matey.

    In NI cars can fail on tinted front windows, mine have done in the past.

    Law takes a dim view on them also.
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    just wind the windows down then remove the fuse lol
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    I like the idea of windows down and taking the fuse out, very smart. Don't think it would work. front tints off for mot then

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    As rocko says MOT tests in Northern ireland are diiferent than mainland uk

 

 

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