another year another mot as described by the dealer its mint no advisories either there was a focus in just before me that failed on.......................................hid headlights as the law changed again Xenon and LED headlamps will have their levelling and cleaning systems checked, non functioning systems will be a fail
Products on the lens or light source that obviously reduce the
light's intensity or change its colour will become a reason for failure –
applies to front/rear position lamps, registration plate lamps, stop
lamps, rear fog and direction indicators,
Headlight requirements are updated to take account of the particular characteristics of High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps.
HID headlights can cause dazzle if they are dirty or aimed too high,
so they are generally (if light output exceeds 2000 lumens) fitted in
conjunction with headlamp cleaning and levelling systems. Where HID or
LED dipped beam headlamps are fitted the tester will switch on the
headlamps and check the operation of any headlamp levelling and cleaning
The car will fail if a headlamp levelling or cleaning device is inoperative or otherwise obviously defective.
If a headlamp bulb is not seated correctly the resulting beam pattern will be indistinct and this will result in a test fail.