Can they fail it on this?

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Can they fail it on this?

Post by BackinaBX » Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:38 am

It's almost MOT time for the beloved BX... I think I have got everything that it could fail on done, but I am worried about a light.

I don't have a dipped beam tell light on the dash. I've got a light bulb for side lights, and blue light for full beam... but no green one in between.

Do you think that will fail the MOT? It's just that getting in there to change a single pesky bulb is a right royal pain the posterior - well, two, at night I can't see the top of the rev counter... but I can live with that.

Thoughts...?
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Post by jeremy » Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:12 am

Why not look it up in the Tester's manual

http://www.motuk.co.uk/welcome.htm

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Post by DLM » Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:55 am

I'm not 100% convinced there is a sepaate bulb for this, but I could be wrong and don't have a dismantled dash to hand...

By the way, instrument panel access and removal has been well documented a number of times on several forums, and in my humble opinion, is a task the committed BXer should master sooner rather then later. Practice makes perfect....
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Post by Captain Slow » Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:30 am

Doubt he would notice anyway.
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Post by BackinaBX » Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:32 pm

Thanks for the link to the MOT pages. Doesn't look like it's on the list, so I should be OK... best have that front wheel bearing checked out though... 'tis a bit grumbly.
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Post by Vanny » Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:15 pm

its not a fail, as dash lights are only for the drivers benefit and dont effect the actual function of the car. So for much the same reason you dont need a speedo, you dont need a warning light to tell you the lights are on :D

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Post by docchevron » Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:48 pm

Vanny wrote:So for much the same reason you dont need a speedo,
Nearly right, but if I may so bold as to stick my tuppance in, A car must have a speedo fitted, it doesn't have to work though.
Buses do not have to have a speedo at all but if it does it must work, and if it's a tacho it must be calibrated every three years!
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Post by jeremy » Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:46 pm

Tell tales for the indicators are a requirement as well

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Post by richard » Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:23 pm

My dipped beam light is very intermittent. When it goes out a tap on the top of the dash sorts it out! I recon the bulb is slightly loose. Been for an MOT like that without probs. :D

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:33 pm

Come to think of it i dont think any of the Vauxhalls i've had have had beam indicators on the dash?? Vauxhall, YUK, wash your mouth out you filthy creature!! :D


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Post by Terry Brooks » Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:54 pm

jonkw wrote:hmmm, Ok, well the 2cv does not have a tell tale dash bulb for dip, main, or the indicators, and they pass the MOT Ok (provided that everything else is in order).
Discuss.
I believe the wires are in the 2CV loom for the high beam and indicator warning lights .....it's just that they are'nt a legal requirement in the UK .....and the 2CV does have what can be [loosely :roll: ] termed as an audiable indicator warning [that assuming y' can hear it above the mighty roar of that 602cc engine :wink: ......and the wind noise from passing juggernauts,and milk floats,and cyclists :wink: .....etc]
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