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|27th June 2019 08:46|
Originally Posted by Dazza3000 View Post
Also, I'd ask for a refund of any re-test charge and for petrol / diesel in having to re-turn. You probably won't get the petrol, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Also, the more hassle you cause, the more likely they are to have a word with the bad tester.
|26th June 2019 19:56|
im sure it was just a idiot who didn't understand they were factory fit and fully legal
but the beam pattern thing could have been discoloured lens
|26th June 2019 19:47|
And it passed ! Different MOT guy this
Time and he said all was good !
Thanks for your help
|26th June 2019 11:13|
Originally Posted by RickHondaR View Post
|25th June 2019 20:06|
|RickHondaR||On the cheap hid bulbs the lens pattern markers burn off, its like a black finish on the glass hid lamp, my guess this has burned off causing the mot failure. Just buy a new set of cheap lamps or better quality lamps|
|25th June 2019 18:32|
|scaramanga||you can talk to vosa|
|25th June 2019 15:47|
Originally Posted by scaramanga View Post
|25th June 2019 15:44|
Originally Posted by Kremmen View Post
|25th June 2019 15:43|
Originally Posted by Skomaz View Post
|25th June 2019 13:27|
might be worth checking whether the burners (bulbs) have ever been replaced and, if so that they are properly inserted and the securing screws tightened up. either could mean a misalignment that would be affecting the beam pattern.
Having said that the OE HID's in the civic don't have a particularly defined pattern anyway (and aren't actually that good) as they are reflector housings and not the more normal projector units that most HID lights have (that latter point might be why your MOT tester is suggesting they are a failure if he's not familiar with Civics).
|25th June 2019 04:58|
So it seems something is mis-aligned as the MOT beam tool is detecting something wrong.
But as above, 2007 EX did have HID's as standard.
|24th June 2019 22:35|
the law did change last year
but that is only for aftermarket hid's
factory fit are still legal and the guy in the garage needs to understend that
I had argument about it with a local garage as he kept saying my car was gonna fail and he was looking forward to failing all cars that went in as he hated hid lights
needless to say once he re read the new updates he had to admit he was wrong
but my car never went there for mot anyway
|24th June 2019 22:28|
Go to Honda to get proof that they are factory fitted
|24th June 2019 22:21|
|Ray_S||They should work when the headlights are on and you wash the windscreen, if they don't then that's something else you'll have to fix as that will be another MOT fail.|
|24th June 2019 22:19|
|24th June 2019 22:16|
|Ray_S||Thanks those are factory HIDs and you do have headlight washers.|
|24th June 2019 22:08|
|24th June 2019 22:02|
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|24th June 2019 21:48|
|24th June 2019 21:42|
Any chance of a close up picture of one of the headlights and front end?
If it is an EX it should have factory HID's and washers, it is not uncommon that it could of been previously repaired with parts from a lower spec model.
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