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2012 MOT problems for HID Lights, got a conversion?

J45SON Dec 13, 2011

  1. J45SON

    J45SON Member

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  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    We knew it was coming.....

     
  3. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Standard bulbs for MOT, then HIDs back when I get home then.
     
  4. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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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 :p
     
  5. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Thats such vague wording, what defines a "high performance vehicle" in that situation....?
     
  6. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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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
     
  7. PaulAr

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    Will this stop chavs in ****boxes blinding me with blue headlights?
     
  8. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    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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  9. Reesy

    Reesy Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    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.
     
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  10. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    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.
     
  11. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Yes. :laugh:
     
  12. jay1601

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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
     
  13. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    I hate you all!

    I even have an atmospheric dv now lol!
     
  14. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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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
     
  15. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Doesnt help when they are on coming on the other side of the road...
     
  16. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    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.:laugh:
     
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  17. Khufu

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    I just close my eyes till the car passes. :icon_thumright:
     
  18. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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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.
     
  19. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    ahh yes but i have bi-xenons so i can just flash them upwards and blind the feckers back myself :p
     
  20. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    its not the headlights that`s the problem its the fing fog lights with high powered bulbs in them. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  21. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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

    what the FFFFFFFFFF!
     
  22. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Lol lots of Beemers i see do that, have the halos on and fog lights
     
  23. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    But it looks so cool and mean!!
     
  24. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    so true
     
  25. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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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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