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DIY - retrofit 231 HID's to your 192

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Re: DIY - retrofit 231 HID's to your 192

Post by warpc0il » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:30 pm

FYI the database used by the gov'mint MOT testing centres in Northern Ireland, based on VIN number, show the operator on-screen if the car (officially) has HID or LED headlights.

It also shows if the car was fitted with a cat (and/or DPF) and what the emission limits are, for that vehicle.

Not sure if this information is also presented to MOT testers in England. Scotland & Wales.
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Re: DIY - retrofit 231 HID's to your 192

Post by Delanor » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:44 pm

4.1.5 Levelling devices
Where a manual headlamp levelling device (driver control) is fitted it must work. Before operating the
control, check the setting it is on and return it to the same place.
Vehicles equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) or LED dipped beam headlamps may be
fitted with a suspension or headlamp self-levelling system. Where such systems are fitted, they must
work; however, it is accepted that it may not be possible to readily determine the functioning of selflevelling systems. In such cases, the benefit of the doubt must be given.
HID lamps may have ‘DCR’ marked on the headlamp lens, otherwise they can be identified by:
 taking a few seconds to reach full intensity
 having a bluish tinge to the light
 having an igniter module/inverter behind the headlamp

4.1.6 Cleaning devices
This inspection only applies to vehicles first used on or after 1 September 2009 equipped with
headlamp washers.
HID lamps may be identified by:
 taking a few seconds to reach full intensity
 having a bluish tinge to the light
 having an igniter module/inverter behind the headlamp
 having ‘DCR’ marked on the headlamp lens or body.
HID headlamps use high voltage and extra care should be taken when inspecting these items
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