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MOT Test of Dashboard Illumination, displays & Warning lights


For vehicles first used on or after 01 October 1937

The dashboard will be tested during the MOT for the following:

Speedometer

• The glass being cracked is not a reason for failure providing there is no possibility of misreading the speedometer, no possibility of the indicator needle being fouled or the cracked glass being a safety hazard.

Will be checked for:
• Presence
• Condition
• Can be illuminated

Steering

• An electronic steering lock malfunction lock warning must not be indicating a malfunction
• An electronic power steering malfunction indicator lamp must not be indicating a malfunction

Lights – function indicator

• The ’tell-tale’ device must iluminate when main beam is selected

Supplementary Restraint Systems – Warning Indicator


SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp:
Will fail if Inoperative or Indicating malfunction

Brakes – Warning indicators
• Electronic parking Brake (EPB) warning device must not be indicating a malfunction
• ESC warning lamp must be present, working and not indicating a fault
• ESC Switch must not be insecure or faulty
• A brake fluid warnimg lamp must not be inoperative or illuminated
• Class (v): Electronic braking system (EBS) warning device must not be inoperative or indicating a fault
• ABS and ESC components and associated wiring/switch checked for presence and condition

Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Systems – Warning Indicator
MOT Fail for:
• Warning Lamp
• Missing
• Does not illuminate
• Indicates a fault
• (For ABS) does not follow the correct sequence

ABS or ESC
MOT Fail for:
• Switch faulty or insecure

Tyres - Warning Indicator

A tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning lamp must be operative and not indicating a fault in the system
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