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Author If one front fog light is not working is it an MOT failure?
Carl
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24th Feb 10 at 16:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Got one front fog not working and I have my mot tomorrow, will it fail for it? Should I tape over them both or something?
Eddx14xe
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24th Feb 10 at 17:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Take them both out, if there in place then they have to be working
am4nf
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24th Feb 10 at 17:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I would think so

Get a new bulb
Carl
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Could I swap the stalk over so neither can be activated?
dean101287
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24th Feb 10 at 17:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine passed and only has one fog light at the moment. Front fog light dont matter iirc
mark_gsi
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24th Feb 10 at 17:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nope you dont even need front foglights for a mot, just a rear one.
Carl
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24th Feb 10 at 17:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by am4nf
I would think so

Get a new bulb


Not sure you can, it's a 306, thought you had to get a new unit, could be wrong. I don't use them, just want to car to pass. Might have a word with him see if it will let it go since he's sound, obviously the bulb went after he checked, these things do happen.
Carl
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24th Feb 10 at 17:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by mark_gsi
nope you dont even need front foglights for a mot, just a rear one.


Result, cheers.
Eddx14xe
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24th Feb 10 at 17:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I know you dont need them, but i read if you have lights in place e.g front fogs, they have to work
Nath
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24th Feb 10 at 17:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Eddx14xe
I know you dont need them, but i read if you have lights in place e.g front fogs, they have to work


This.

My Ibiza failed because I had them and they didn't work.
Gazdaman
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24th Feb 10 at 17:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Front fog lights aren't tested. Neither have to work, even if they're fitted.

If you want to be double-y sure, put a piece of tape over the switch.

I tested a BMW 318i with front fogs fitted and no switch, no trouble at all.

And I always like to give the tester a pep talk before they start.

Gaz
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24th Feb 10 at 17:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well I was straight up lied to then. Luckily it was just an earthing problem on mine and cost nothing to correct.
mark_gsi
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24th Feb 10 at 17:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nar you dont need them at all.
Ian
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quote:
Originally posted by Gazdaman
I always like to give the tester a pep talk before they start.
I would probably fail you on that basis.

I understood that if they were fitted, they had to be functional, same as your spare wheel. Could be wrong.
AlexW
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24th Feb 10 at 17:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

^ Should work if its fitted as said.
Same as reverse lights.
corsayoung
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24th Feb 10 at 17:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:

Same as reverse lights.


you need reverse lights though
Generation
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24th Feb 10 at 18:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Great my cars going for an mot with fog lihts on the kit, but not wired up
Generation
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You do not need reverse lights 100%
SportBoy
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front fogs are not part of the mot ,, neither are reverse lights or spare wheels.
Mattb
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24th Feb 10 at 19:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by SportBoy
front fogs are not part of the mot ,, neither are reverse lights or spare wheels.


indeed.. if its not in the mot book then its not part of the test... all of the above are not in the mot book
oceansoul
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24th Feb 10 at 19:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My front fogs weren't tested at my last one. I always thought with the reverse light, If fitted must work.
Mattb
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quote:
Originally posted by oceansoul
My front fogs weren't tested at my last one. I always thought with the reverse light, If fitted must work.


nope
Mattb
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24th Feb 10 at 20:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual/contents.htm


 
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