Probebly scare mongering bollox Karl. Folk will only get grief if they take their rides to garages that are only out to fail and make money. Go to a decent understanding garage and you will have no problems. Plenty of them around with humans in them.
Some vehicles may be fitted with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps. It is not permitted to convert existing halogen headlamp units for use with HID bulbs. If it is clear that such a conversion has been carried out, rather than replacing the entire unit with one designed and approved for use with HID bulbs, the headlamp should be rejected.
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
Totally agree, my 300zx has always had 'non road legal' HID set up on for the past 8 yrs or more but most of the time the inspector more concerned with level and direction. I will believe it when it happens. So I say just carry on normal jogging! and enjoy your rides!
I'd like it to be the case for them to make a distinction between obvious mods, like a cat converter with a rusty new mig weld seam on the bottom, or one that has been carefully opened, sleeved internally and then put back together - so even if the tester knows or suspects, the latter passes as a subtle rather than obvious mod Maybe that's what the 'obviously' implies in the rules