1997 E36 323 Convertible -Headlight MOT fail - Beam not registering on tester

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  1. 1997 E36 323 Convertible -Headlight MOT fail - Beam not registering on tester 
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    Hi, I took my vert for ist MOT today, first one in my ownership, and it's been failed on "the headlight beams dont even register on the tester" to quote the examiner, his thoughts were the bulbs in wrong way round.

    Upon taking a look everything looks fine, standard H1 bulbs, holders are secure with the "cut-out" at ~7 oclock viewed from the rear and there is a beam on the garage door at roughly correct height, not amazingly bright but OK.....any ideas or is the tester talking rubbish????
    Mike H

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    phone the garage that did the mot and ask the mot tester his thoughts explain that you have checked bulbs im sure he will advise you to wot it could be but try puttin in some new bulbs may help
     
     

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    Fitted some +90% extra brightness bulbs from Halfrauds as they had buy1 get one free offer...discussed actions with the garage & tester now delighted with result and even adjusted them for me...sorted! (the scrap heap Nova on the ramp next to mine went thru 1st time - is there no justice in the world )
    Mike H

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