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Car MOT Manual - 1.4 Direction Indicators and Hazard Warning Lamps

...ejection This inspection applies to all direction indicators and hazard warning devices fitted.Direction indicators and hazard warning lamps are not required to be fitted to vehicles used only during the hours of daylight, which are fitted with neither front nor rear position lamps, etc. See 1.1.A N...

Bike MOT Manual - 1.5 Direction Indicators

...carbon copy of the VT20. 1. Operate the direction indicators on each side in turn and check the colour, flashing rate and intensity, see information column,Check that the illumination of the indicators is not affected by the operation of any other lamp. see information column 2. Whilst operating the...


...imports often have dual function lamps, where the indicators may be incorporated with the position lamps or stop lamps. This aspect of the test is covered in Inspection Manual IM, under Section 1.4 Direction Indicators and Hazard Warning Lamps and 1.2 Stop Lamps. Section 1.4 states that Vehicles f...

Avoiding MOT Failure - Electrical Equipment

...and not discoloured.Hazard lights. Check that all indicators flash when the hazard light button is depressedIndicators. Ignition is usually needed. Check both sides, front and back. Indicators must have an internal indiction of operation ie on the dashboard.Having a mirror or reflective surface behi...

MOT Quick Check - Lights

... must be within specified perameters Stop lights, indicators and hazard lights Acceptable makemodel Lights,indicators and hazard lights must not interfere with each other whilst in operation. Indicators, stop lights and hazard warning lights function. Rear fog lamps Must be fitted to the centre o...

Your Questions Answered

...t does E Approved mean NB They dont have integral indicatorsName Jon Town Welwyn Reveal Answer 16 Q I am thinking of purchasing a 1960 Armstrong Siddeley and have been wondering if the age classes it as MOT excemptName Peter Town Great Yarmouth Reveal Answer 17 Q I want to my r...

Motorcycle MOT Pre Check

...erly. If a HAZARD WARNING SYSTEM is fitted, all 4 indicators must flash at a steady uniform rate. Bikes must have a red REFLECTOR on the rear of the machine, either bolted on separately or as part of the tail light lens. Top of PageSTEERING The next highest fail rate is on steering, look at the test...

Bike MOT Manual - 4.1 Tyres

...ering. Tread pattern excludes tiebars, tread wear indicators, features designed to wear out substantially before the rest of the pattern and other minor features. Original tread pattern must be taken into account when assessing tread wear. The position of tread wear indicators are normally marked TW...

Car MOT Manual - 4.1 Tyres (Structure)

...he tread pattern excludes any tiebars, tread wear indicators, or features designed to wear out substantially before the remainder of the pattern, and other minor features. Grooves that had not been cut as deep as those containing the wear indicators when new are not to be considered as part of the ...

Car MOT Manual - 5.4 Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS)

...fitted as original equipment. The SRS malfunction indicator lamp MIL may display a symbol similar to that shown below, or one depicting a person wearing a seat belt. Alternatively, the letters SRS or another symbol may be displayed. Seat belt load limiters are used on some vehicles to minimise seat ...

Bike MOT Manual

... which standard should be applied e.g. direction indicator requirements on machines First used after IstAugust 1986 b. the machine is presented in such a dirty condition that examination is unreasonably difficult c. the machine cannot be driven or has insufficient fuel or oil to enable the test to ...

The History of the MOT

...ry in the UK All new cars must have flashing turn indicators from 1st September 1967 Annual MOT test for all cars over three years old, replaces the ten year requirement introduced in 1960 1968 New tyre tread regulations require 1mm of tread across threequarters of its width. Tyre checks added to...

Car MOT Manual - 2.3 Power Steering

...2.3 Power Steering Information Method of Inspection Reason for Rejection This subsection applies to all types of power assisted steering systems.The inspection of all parts of steering linkage associated with the power steering mechanism is detailed in subsections 2.2B and 2.2C. Manually switched El...

Car MOT Manual - 3.6 Braking Systems and Additional Braking Devices confined to transparent reservoirs or where an indicator is fitted. Reservoir caps should not be removed.A brake fluid warning lamp may be a combined lamp for other aspects, such as worn brake pads or parking brake applied. G. Hydraulic Systems 1. Check fluid reservoirs for a. presence of cap b...

Car MOT Manual - 1.9 Electrical Wiring and Battery

... the trailer Position lamps Stop lamps Direction indicators Rear fog lamp 1. A battery insecure or leaking electrolyte. 2. Electrical wiring a. insecure or inadequately supported so that it is likely to become damaged b. damaged or deteriorated to the extent that it is likely to cause a short cir...

Car MOT Manual - 1.1 Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment

...Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 1.1 Front and Rear Position lamps and Registration Plate Lamps 1.2 Stop Lamps 1.3 Rear Fog Lamps 1.4 Direction Indicators and Hazard Warning Lamps 1.5 Rear Reflectors 1.6 Audible Warning Horn 1.7 Headlamps 1.8 Headlamp Aim 1.9 Electrical Wiring and Bat...

Car MOT Manual - 1.2 Stop Lamps

...r a stop lamp to be incorporated with a direction indicator lamp. Tricycle and quadricycle requirements are detailed at Section 9.1. 1. Apply the service brake and check that the correct number of stop lamps a. are correctly positioned and secure Note The precise position of obligatory lamps is not...

Vehicle test procedures - Stage 2

... are asking you to operate headlamps direction indicators stop lamps rear reflectors seat belts seats including drivers seat adjustment mechanism windows and windscreen windscreen washers and wipers horn mirrors hazard warning lamps front and rear position lamps, registration plate lamp...

Vehicle test procedures - Stage 3, hazard lamps, head lamp main beam, direction indicators and rear fog lamps Brakes testing criteria Any one of the following points in relation to brake performance will result in a vehicle being refused a certificate low braking effort recorded from the brake on any wheel, indicating clearly...


...MOT PRICES FEES CLASSES Note Fees not subject to VAT Fees shown are maximum fees Age first test certificate required Years Cost Classes 1 2 Class 1 engine size up to 200cm3Motorbicycles 3 29.65 Motorbicycles with sidecar 3 37.80 Class III3 Wheeled Vehicles up to 450 Kg unladen weight 3 37.80 ...

Northern Ireland MOT Test

... Testable Items Vinno. plates Lights Direction indicators Reflectors Windscreen Wiperswashers Horn Brake fluid level Electric wiring Suspension mountings Fuel system Speedometer Mirrors Steering wheel Steering column Service brake pedal Service brake pedal operation Handbrake lever...

MOT Training - NTTA Sample Questions

...D 6.5 inches 34. Where on a tyre are tread wear indicators located A in the tread B on the side wall C on each shoulder D at the bead 35. A tyre that is run under inflated will wear more rapidly A at the tread centre B on the outer side wall C at the tread shoulders D on the inn...

Retest Re-Examinations

... Retest ReExaminations If the vehicle stays at the test station which failed the vehicle, to be repairedNo Additional Fee Partial Re Examination If the vehicle is brought back to the same test station and retested before the end of the next working day on one or more of the following items only N...

What does a garage look at during an MOT test?

...ty, and correct colour of headlamps, rear lights, indicators and reflectors. Also the headlamps will be checked to see if the aim is correct Steering and suspension condition, security and operation including forks, mountings, controls, bearings, etc Horn correct operation and the right type Exh...

Bike MOT Manual - 1.1 Front & Rear position lamps

... rear fog lamps or amber lamps located within the indicators. 4. Check the switch for condition and security. Check the front and rear position lamps are operated by a single switch. 4. A switch which a. is faulty b. is insecure, or c. does not operate the front and rear position lamps. Issue Dat...

Car MOT Manual - 6.7 Speedometer

...ometer or there is no possibility fouling of the indicator needle or the cracked glass does not create a safety hazard. A Tachograph is an acceptable alternative to a speedometer providing it satisfies the requirements of this inspection. 1. Check that a speedometer is fitted. 2. Check the conditi...

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MOT Questions

Under the new mot rules introduced recently, will a car fail if the brake pad wear indicator light is on..

Name: Ian Town:

Under the new mot rules introduced recently, will a car fail if the brake pad wear indicator light is on..

Name: Ian Town:

I have two separate direction indicator lights on my dashboard. The off side has stopped working. The exterior direction indicator lights work and the warning clicker still sounds. Would this fail an MOT Thanks

Name: chris Town:

Are those Audi indicators that run in a sequence allowed to pass the MOT. Many years ago32I constructed some for a friend and his car failed the MOT because of them.brHe was told that indictors must flash between 60 and 120 times per minute and must not be animated.

Name: Graeme Murphy Town:

My driver side mirror was hit by another car.The indicator still works the mirror is untouched I can still adjust it from the switch inside my car but the casing was badly damaged so I have covered it with loads of duck tape now it can not be folded shut.everyone tells me it will not pass the mot is this true

Name: jill lomas Town:


are indicators needed

Name: gary stone Town: royton

Yes. The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 states all cars should have direction indicators.


do side repeaters have to be visible from the rear

Name: dave Town:

Section 1.4 of the MOT manual states Where vehicles are fitted with a wraparound lens with no European approval markings. These can be tested by standing approximately 1000mm to the side of the vehicles rear bumper with the indicator on. If amber light can be seen coming through the front lens not a reflection this is acceptable.


I have recently bought a tail light for my motorcycle with integrated indicators, the indicators work great with orange LEDs, the running light is also fine with red LEDs. My only concern is the brake light, which when switched on emits a purple glow through the use of blue LEDs alongside the red running light. The company that provides this product says its fine and there should not be any problems. Will I pass an MOT with bright purple brakes Cheers br.

Name: Pro9 Town: Bury st edmunds

The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 states the brake light should be red.

Side repeater

If my front and back indicator are working but my side one is not will my car pass its mot

Name: Lindsey Town:

No. If fitted it must work if the car is registered after 1986

Daytime Running Lights

I am installing daytime runners on my car. Do they have to turn off completely when the headlights are turned on or can they be dimmed Most of the controllers I can find just dim them.

Name: Mark Wright Town:

bDedicated daytime running lights bbrbrDaytime running lights DRL are purposemade, lowwattage lights that can be fitted to a vehicle and used during the day to improve the visibility of a vehicle to other drivers as well as pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. They do not need to be operated manually as they automatically activate when the engine is started and turn off when the engine stops or when headlights are switched on at night.brbrDRL are necessarily bright to ensure they are visible in the daytime but not so bright that they will dazzle others. However they are too bright for night time use and are not intended to illuminate the road in the dark. If used at night they will cause dazzle and discomfort to others and so drivers should always switch to their position lamps or headlamps at night.brbrbEvidence bbrbrResearch has shown that DRLs are likely to reduce multiple vehicle daytime accidents and fatalities by up to 6 once all vehicles are equipped. DRL are likely to result in a small increase in fuel consumption and CO emissions of around 0.5 but this is expected to be lower when LEDs are used in place of filament light sources.brbrbLegislation and requirements bbrbrVehicle manufacturers must fit DRL to new types of passenger car and light goods vehicle car derived vans type approved to European vehicle requirements from February 20111 . In practice this means that any new model launched after this date, and many launched before, will be fitted with DRL. However, existing models on sale before this date without DRL fitted can continue to be sold and used indefinitely.brbrSimilar requirements apply to large vehicles such as HGVs and buses from 7 August 2012. Motorcycles do not currently require DRL to be fitted, but most manufacturers voluntarily opt for an AHO Automatic Headlight On system to be installed as an alternative. Changes to European legislation will, in future permit manufacturers to fit DRL on their motorcycles.brbrDRL activate automatically when the engine is started and remain on unless the headlamps are switched on. They may however remain off in some low speed and stationary situations. In general all other lights should remain off when the DRL are on but for a limited period some vehicles may be available which automatically activate the rear position lamps at the same time as the DRL.brbrDRL may be combined with other lamps. For example some manufacturers use the same lamp for both the DRL and position lamp. In these cases the DRL automatically dims to function as a lower intensity position lamp when the headlamps are turned on. DRL placed close to direction indicators may also automatically dim when the direction indicator is active. This is to ensure that the direction indicator is not masked by the light from the DRL.brbrbRetrofitting DRL bbrbrThere is no requirement to retrofit DRL on vehicles not fitted with them as standard. If you decide to retrofit DRL you should ensure they have been approved to the correct European legislation. This can be confirmed by checking that the approval mark embossed on the lamp contains the letters RL, see figure 1.brbrIdeally retrofitted DRL should be installed such that they activate automatically when the engine starts and switch off when headlamps are turned on. If this is not the case then you must ensure that you manually turn DRL off at night as they will cause dazzle and discomfort to others if used in low ambient lighting conditions.brbrbDRL approval mark. bbrbrbUse of other lamps during the daytimebbrbrDrivers of vehicles that are not fitted with DRL are not required to turn on their headlamps or position lamps during the day unless visibility is very poor. However some European member states do require some form of lighting during the day so if you travel abroad and do not have DRL fitted you may be obliged to drive with your headlamps

Red indicator

Had a damaged rear light cluster so replaced it with new. Car since failed MOT because the new lens makes indicator hazard to be more reddish rather than Amber is this correct

Name: Robert Town:

Indicators must be amber and not red. If this is the case then the vehicle would fail. Only brake lights can be red.

DRLs Fail to Dim

I have kia sportage 2015. MOT failed as DRLs fail to dim when switched to position lights but do when switched to dipped beam headlights. Kia say that is not a fail, but DVSA say it is a fail MOT station says it is a fail. HELP PLease

Name: D. Shepherd Town:

DRLs themselves are not covered by the manual and are therefore not testable items. Unless the brightness of the DRLs obscures the function of another lamp i.e. indicators. If this is the case then that is why the vehicle failed

Hazard Lights

Hi, my hazard lights are working but the switch isnt lighting up when they are in use. Would this be an MOT failure

Name: Caroline Town:

As long as the indicators show up. You must have some sort of telltale light showing that the lights are on

Drivers Door Mirror

Hi my drivers side mirror has been knocked off. I have secured it to the car door with gorilla glue and tape in its original position .brbrYou can still electronically alter the mirror so in effect is fully working. brbrWill this pass an MOT

Name: Anthony Roberts Town:

If the tester deems it secure and functional. It sounds a bit Heath Robinson with the tape and glue. The tester must be in no doubt of its security and function. Also if the mirror has a built in indicator this must also work.

Old sidelights yellowing

My car has 3 different types of lights within the headlightbrSide lights brDipped beammain beambrIndicator. brbrWill my car fail an MOT if my sidelights have a yellow tint in terms of simply just older halogen bulb perfectly legal while my dipped beams are Philips white vision

Name: Dave Town:

Slight discolouration of a white light is not reason to fail an MOT as long as they are not amber like the indicators.

mirror indicator

Can a car fail its mot of mirror indicator not working

Name: Joanne Thomas Town:

Yes when a mirror indicator is fitted it must work for all vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1986

Daytime MOT

Can I modify a bike from standard specification to meet daylight mot or remove indicators headlight rear light just leaving brake lights, horn

Name: Jonathan ellis Town:

Yes but you must remove them. You can get a daytime MOT for bikes where you can only use the bike during daylight hours. A daylight MOT would require a motorbike to have a horn and a rear registration plate

Blue lense covers

are blue lense covers on indicators legal on a vespa scooter

Name: alan Town:

indicators must show an orange light

MOT Advisory Notices

recently bought a kia ceed from my local dealer with only 55000 on the the car came with a full mot on purchase and the dealer sold and has done all mots previous i did not think about the advisory notices at the time. I have just realised the advisory notice wasnt given should i have been given it as this would have had a big influence on me buying the car, many thanks

Name: kenneth rogers Town:

Any advisory notices should be displayed on the MOT certificate. If the dealer sold you the car with 12 mot and the car had 12 months MOT then he could say that he fulfilled his side of the deal. You have a right to reject something faulty and you are entitled to a full refund within 30 days of purchase in most cases. But advisory notices are not always faults. They are just indicators that work may be required in the near future.

Side Lights

Im getting a warning saying that side lights bulbs are faulty, but they are working fine. Would this be an mot failure

Name: Helen Town:

No as long as the side lights are working. The side light warning indicator is not part of the test.brbrIf youve got one of these warning lights then it must now work correctlybrElectronic parking brakebrElectronic stability controlbrHeadlight main beam warning lightbrElectronic power steering warning lightbrBrake fluid level warning lightbrSeat belt pretensioner warning lightbr

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