Beem deflectetors mot faluer

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  1. Wildbill

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    My van has just faled it mot on beem deflectetors.
    Ben told that are not allowed.
    VOSA rules
    Bill
     
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    Mine has past the last six mot's with them fitted?
     
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    Mine has passed the last 3 with them on.
     
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    @Willdbill That seems rather harsh. I have taken my MH in for the last 3 MOT tests without removing the beam deflectors and the examiner did not even mention them. Maybe I have just been lucky. I will take a scraper and white spirit with me next time :)

    My typing must be very slow. Two others commented whilst I was at the keyboard :rolleyes:
     
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    Take it somewhere else Bill and try again.:)
     
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    Couldn't you just have peeled them off and asked them to retest
     
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    They do sometimes take some getting off, that's why I left mine on my old van and they never even noticed them or if they did, nothing was said.
     
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    In some ways I am glad they did fail it, no offence to you Bill, but if they deflect the beam as they are meant to they should fail on the actual alignment test rather than the fact they are fitted I would have thought

    Don't bother with them myself, don't drive in the dark when over the channel and have DRL's for all but the worst of gloomy conditions and we would try to stop if it rained hard anyway

    I find it odd that some of you are 'considerate' enough to fit them to go abroad but then 'inconsiderate' to leave them on when back home, I don't get it myself o_O
     
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    Why would you consider them "inconsiderate" they are after all only removing the upper part of the beam that shines to the nearside kerb, they would in no way affect the other drivers when driving back in the UK
     
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    Current van has passed twice with them on..
    Previous van also passed 4 times !!!

    First time I was rushing out to pull them off as they were driving the van in for the test. The guy said no need to take them off and so always left them on..
     
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    Bit harsh
     
  12. Barclaybasher

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    Beam deflectors?... I used black duct tape last year stuck on while I waited for the ferry(y)(y)


    (on my very old Renault Trafic)
     
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    I am always ready to stand corrected (unlike my headlights :D) they always used to be referred to as beam benders or deflectors, very much implying they redirect the beam rather than just block off part of it
     
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    Beam deflectors are not acceptable to the VCA (Vehicle Certification Authority) for registering a vehicle but they have been acceptable for an MOT providing they seup correctly to prevent dazzle to oncoming traffic.
    However the regulations reguarding headlamp beams and the MOT were tightened up with new requirements coming into force on 24th March 2016. This could be the reason for the failure, if this is the case it could mean anyone who has been relying on beam defectors may have to shell out for new headlamps.

    The MOT headlamp aim test is changing
     
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    That's useful being able to get an MOT while waiting for the ferry.:LOL:
     
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    The MOT headlamp aim test is changing
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    Almost right Lenny its a done deal NOW .

    It has changed, either as a deliberate act, or a simple slip of the pen.
    The wording that used to say headlamp masks were not a reason for rejection has been removed
    and substituted with a new phrase that says headlight masks are permitted for right hand headlamps in use in the UK
    Personally i think they have jumped the gun a little, cos we wont be testing foreign cars with right hand headlamps here in the UK YET,
    But it is coming in 2017 they say, MoT anywhere in the EU where ever you are from, our systems are already geared up for printing MoTs in all the EU languages so they tell us
    Geo
     
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    Mine are right hand headlights (y)
     
  18. Vlad The Impaler

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    Must be good news for funsters abroad if they don't have to come home for mot !



    Vlad
     
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    dont be surprised if your asked to replace them eventually they are clamping down on all aspects
    that new rule is intended for vehicles temporarily here
    I recently saw in the small print for Motor home insurance

    This policy specifically excludes privately imported vehicles
    Sneaky or what

    Geo
     
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    I'll fit 'em for foreign travel as soon as foreign vehicles coming over here do!:)

    Not seen one yet!
     
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