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Mot Special Notice 01-21: Headlamp Conversions


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#1 The Principal

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Posted 20 March 2021 - 02:47 PM

Clarification from DVSA

 

https://www.gov.uk/g...amp-conversions

 



#2 Quinlan minor

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Posted 20 March 2021 - 03:01 PM

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#3 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 09:39 PM

I wonder why they chose the 1st April 1986 as the cut-off date?  Seems rather arbitrary. 



#4 Quinlan minor

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Posted 23 March 2021 - 10:32 PM

I wonder why they chose the 1st April 1986 as the cut-off date?  Seems rather arbitrary. 

Before 1 April 1986 headlights weren’t subject to Type Approval and, as a consequence, the type of bulb fitted was not mandated.

 



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Posted 26 March 2021 - 10:51 AM

Update from dvsa

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#6 PoolGuy

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Posted 26 March 2021 - 12:52 PM

That’s saying that you can fit a complete 7” led headlight to any year, but converted headlights are legal on pre ‘86 vehicles?



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Posted 26 March 2021 - 01:30 PM

that's how i would interpret it



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Posted 26 March 2021 - 03:04 PM

Converted headlights on a pre april 86 would pass an mot so long as beam image and aim are correct but I think they may still be technically illegal under construction and use as bulbs have to be a certain wattage.
LED bulbs in all other exterior lamps are technically illegal due to incorrect wattages.

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Posted 26 March 2021 - 03:39 PM

If you started looking carefully at C&U I expect many classics would fall foul?






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