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Hi all,

After reading some threads it got me thinking, since LED lights weren't standard on the Civic (in sidelights and number plate lights), would this class as a modification and need to be declared?

Thanks!
 

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...............Daedalus
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I would think so, as you have to declare anything that changes the performance or styling of the car. Whether people do or not...... :worms:

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Just had my MOT at honda. It passed with Aqib's LED'. For insurance purposes i can't imagine this would effect things but then again most insurer's will prefer not to pay out if they can.
 

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When I had LED sidelights my MOT guy took one out and put it in the glovebox and replaced it with a standard bulb - to "comply".

*shrug*
 

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When I had LED sidelights my MOT guy took one out and put it in the glovebox and replaced it with a standard bulb - to "comply".

*shrug*
Sometimes they do so on the grounds of colour. Lights are supposed to be below 4500K. Some test stations can measure the colour temperature. Most don't bother or turn a blind eye provided there's nothing wrong otherwise.

Pedantic though.

My MOT tester did that to me for the 1st time last year, garage I'd been going to for years - they failed me and told me I'd have to change the LED's out and come back for a free retest. I told them I wasn't happy about it but they insisted.

Anyway they paid the price, I didn't go back this year despite a series of letters trying to get my business. I even got my MOT cheaper at Honda no less with no failures!

So who paid the price?

As for your insurance company its highly unlikely they would deny a claim for LED sidelights! I actually declared aftermarket HID's on my previous car even though technically they weren't legal. They weren't bothered and added them onto my policy notes and said I was still covered.
 
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