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I have been researching into the question, "Can vehicles (cars) still pass an MOT Test if their original Halogen Headlights have been upgraded to either HID or LED Bulbs.
There seems to be an awful amount of opinion and conjecture on this subject. BUT, as best as I can find in a legal stance, it appears to be that any originally fitted halogen lit headlamp car first registered after 1st of April 1986, would still fail an MOT. As per Special Notice 01:21headlampt conversion.
Below are links to :
GOV.UK MOT Special Notice 01:21, which attempts to clarify the situation.
A long article by well known bulb supplier ABD , which seems a very comprehensive explanation of the situation.
Personally I am NOT (and would not) suggesting that they should not be fitted (as that is a right of choice for every individual). However I do have an opinion that the offence is not in using them (as this would be very difficult to establish direct evidence at the roadside) but that the problem will occur when an MOT Tester finds these type of bulbs (again depends on how strict the examination is ). One thing I am sure of however, is that being the owner/user of a Jaguar S Type, it is not going to be easy for an MOT examiner to identify what actual type of bulb is being used by sighting (direct evidence) the bulb without time consuming (due to not easy access) removal of the backing to the headlamp unit.
This submission does not take any account of matters such as dazzle to other road users etc., which of course is altogether another discussion.
This legality (or not), is in my opinion, up to each and every individual to make their own decision. I have just attempted to provide some information which can be read and digested before making your own decision.
Best Wishes and Regards, John
Posting in the hope this helps others with what seems to be a fairly common fault.
2013 XF Sportbrake....
My hazard lights were turning themselves on randomly. Initially, I was able to pull over, switch off and turn them off using the dashboard switch but it developed into a fault where they would remain on despite trying to use the switch to turn them off. The only thing left for me to do was to disconnect the battery and leave it. They ususally remained off for a few minutes when I reconnected the battery again but would inevitably come on a gain at some stage of my journey.
I had recently had the rear fusebox replaced as a result of historic water ingress causing some connection errors, so I knew it wasn't that.
A visit to Preston Jag Centre (Recommended for Lancashire dwellers) was again required and after just an hour of investigation they were able to identify the fault to be a mysteriously damaged wiring connector in the offside 'D' Post. Apparently it was a tricky job to get their hand up into the wiring loom which ran up into the roof lining after removing the inner trim, but it now seems to have done the trick and I'm back in love with my Jag.
Hi I am selling my XF due to family and work demands.
I just do not get time to drive it and feel its a waste just standing there.
I will buy another next year, when I can devote more time.
I am looking for £5500 or nearest offer.
It has a transferable warranty that has just over 18 months to run.
please PM me if interested.