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    • castle96
    • By castle96 12th Jul 17, 4:02 PM
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    MOT/warning lights
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    • 12th Jul 17, 4:02 PM
    MOT/warning lights 12th Jul 17 at 4:02 PM
    Hi,
    friend has just come back from an MOT station and says there are now new regs...

    'Any' warning lights that come on now mean a failure....!!

    I had low oil and 'INSP' came on (and stays on), so am worried. Vauxhall SRI 58. I heard that you can get this off yourself by >>> ? Foot on brake, ign on/off or something. Anyone know please.

    Surely this can't be true ? OK if it said "Your airbags have ceased working" OK, but if it said "You missed a service" surely not !
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    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 12th Jul 17, 4:49 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 4:49 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 4:49 PM
    Only certain lights (not low oil or service AFAIK).

    And the 'new' rules are five years old.
    • khcomp
    • By khcomp 12th Jul 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 6:47 PM
    • #3
    • 12th Jul 17, 6:47 PM
    'Any' warning lights that come on now mean a failure....!!

    Wrong! Only lights showing ABS, airbag, stability control and tyre pressure monitoring faults will cause a fail.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 12th Jul 17, 9:51 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 9:51 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 9:51 PM
    Initially they said the EML was a failure but some car companies complained and then it got removed.
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
    • tedted
    • By tedted 12th Jul 17, 11:26 PM
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    • #5
    • 12th Jul 17, 11:26 PM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 11:26 PM
    where is your proof of that?
    • Huskydays
    • By Huskydays 13th Jul 17, 9:04 AM
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    • #6
    • 13th Jul 17, 9:04 AM
    • #6
    • 13th Jul 17, 9:04 AM
    'Any' warning lights that come on now mean a failure....!!

    Wrong! Only lights showing ABS, airbag, stability control and tyre pressure monitoring faults will cause a fail.
    Originally posted by khcomp
    I believe SRS lamps indicating a fault (where present) can be a fail as well.
    A witty saying proves nothing
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 13th Jul 17, 10:19 AM
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    • #7
    • 13th Jul 17, 10:19 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 10:19 AM
    I believe SRS lamps indicating a fault (where present) can be a fail as well.
    Originally posted by Huskydays
    Also:
    • Electronic parking brake
    • Electronic stability control
    • Headlight main beam warning light
    • Electronic power steering warning light
    • Brake fluid level warning light
    • Seat belt pre-tensioner warning light
    According to the AA.
    • stator
    • By stator 13th Jul 17, 10:24 AM
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    stator
    • #8
    • 13th Jul 17, 10:24 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 10:24 AM
    My EML has been on for at least 4 years and it's never failed the MOT because of it.
    Changing the world, one sarcastic comment at a time.
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 13th Jul 17, 11:15 AM
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    • #9
    • 13th Jul 17, 11:15 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 11:15 AM
    My EML has been on for at least 4 years and it's never failed the MOT because of it.
    Originally posted by stator
    That'll be because it's not tested.
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