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Clear Rear Fogs & Mot

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I have a set of clear rear fogs on the IS, and i am told that they will nto go through the MOT.

Anyone know about this?

Stu

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First year mine failed with a set of bought bulbs cause the bulbs were not red at the very bottom and allowed a little white light out. Dealer swapped the std ones back on for free (which were in the boot) to pass it.

I now use clear bulbs which I've painted myself and they give a good red colour but I swapped the std ones back on just to be sure this year.

The lights don't have a CE mark so think you might be on dodgy ground though if they give out a good red light I guess the testing station would have to be pretty picky to fail it.

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We'll have to give some red bulbs a try and see if that makes a difference.

Stu

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regs state:-

With dipped head lamps and the ignition switched on, operate the rear fog lamp switch and check that a rear fog lamp A mandatory rear fog lamp

is fitted to the centre or offside of the vehicle

will fail if:-

a. is missing, does not emit a steady red light or emits a light other than red

is working, and

b. incomplete, not in good working order or not visible from a reasonable distance

c. is insecure, obscured or not facing to the rear

does not flicker when tapped lightly by hand. d. flickers when tapped lightly by hand check also that the driver's tell-tale works properly e. tell-tale does not work

f. adversely affected by the operation of any other lamp.

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Mine passed complete with jap fog/brake light mod. :lol:

So did mine........ :D

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only need on fog light by law,, and even then doesnt have to be a single purpose light, so combined will pass..

think the concern is having a clear lens,, but as long as you have a red enough light source then it shouldnt be a problem.

Unless of course the only colours of lenses allowed are Red, orange and clear, and by clear this is meant for the reversing lights..

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