This may be a stupid question but I am not to sure on the answer ,
If I was to tint / smoke my rear fog and reverse lights would this pass an MOT ?
I wouldn't go for a dark tint just a slight one...
Thanks in advance :-)
It will be assessed on its merts and will fail if...
Less than 50% of the light sources is illuminating,
Obscured so less than 50% illuminating surface is visible.
Not visible from a reasonable distance due to having productions on the lens or light source.
And to pass it must show correct colour.
This is from a downloadable MOT handbook in pdf format, so therefore...
You should be advised to double check with a garage rather than do a DIY project, there's a good chance that the garage could get it tinted for you correctly, while you yourself would mistakenly made it too darken and get it failed the MOT.
Also, if I remember rightly, I once watched one of those real-life documentary programmes where television cameras followed police, and the police stopped a car due to having darken brake lights/rear lights/or fog lights, don't recall, which part. The police told the driver that his cool look is illegal becuase instead of tinting the glass, the driver actually decided to paint the mirrors inside the housing darker. I think that the officer imply that tinting the brake light should be fine if not made too dark, but tinting or totally painting the mirrors or tinting the blub is no-no.
There is no mention of reverse lights in the MOT handbook therefore I assume reverse lights are not part of the MOT, so you could tint it as you wish, but rear fog lights are MOT item, so be careful there, remember not to make them less than half of their original brightness.
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