Well they won't be legal in 2012,
Products on the lens that reduce light output.
Red lights still will, just spraying orange ones red won't.
No mention of the colour.
Anyway you can buy them already like this for VW so probably out there for BM.
Also reduce is such a subjective thing like the 30% VLT (or whatever it is) for window tints.
When's the last time you saw an MOT station that could measure that?
Think of all the other items that are down to my discretion, balljoints(how much play is excessive, ) a sidelight giving reduced output(how much is reduced,) wheel bearings with play....e.t.c.
Yep, so nothing about red indicators being illegal, just spraying stuff on the lights being, so at worst case the modified ones in this thread will be but not red indicators themselves.
I've not read constructions and use in like 20 years, but the 2005 Mustang on autotrader seems to re-enforce what I believe to be correct. No type approval private imports that still pass the MOT with red tail lights.
A 'brand new' vehicle can be driven to GB and registered as 'new' provided the vehicle:
is registered within two weeks of collection - this may be extended to one calendar month at peak periods, eg before 1 March and 1 September
only has reasonable delivery mileage - DVLA considers reasonable delivery mileage to mean the vehicle being driven from the pick up point to home using a direct route
hasn’t been previously permanently registered
has been stored before registration and is a current model or is a model that has ceased production within the last two years
Advice to importers is to transport rather than drive vehicles from the port to the first destination.
New vehicles must have a certificate of conformity as proof of type approval from the supplier or vehicle manufacturer.
Left-hand-drive vehicles from within the European Community will need a certificate, issued by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), under the Mutual Recognition scheme. This shows that changes have been made to the vehicle, making it suitable for use on British roads.
Vehicles that haven’t been subject to European type approval will be subject to one of the following tests, they are:
car - Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA)
light goods vehicle - Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) test if it is a (up to 3,000kg)
motorcycle or quadricycle - motorcycle SVA
IVA scheme. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...icle/DG_177879
SVA test, http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...cle/DG_4022105
Headlamps (dipped/main beam), indicators and side repeaters (including flash speed), side lights, stop/rear lights, no. plate lamps, reversing lamps, hazard warning and fog lights and reflectors are checked for operation, lens colour, brightness, position, angles of visibility and BS or E or e markings etc.. Some cars may not have an approved mark or may have incorrect lens colours e.g. combined indicator/side light lenses may be all amber in colour and would need to be changed to a combination amber/white lens available from a UK Model. The car would need a fog light to be fitted and the interior switch must be viewable when lit up by the driver in the normal seated driving position. It may be better to remove and dispose of any ‘after market’/extra driving/spot lights.
Disco Stu (24-05-2011)
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