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Re: rear number plate lighting laws

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My wheels rub on full lock, they rub on the inside.... I think its the springs?
nah it's the inner wheel arch on mine. probably wont do any damage to the wheel or car but it's a tad embarassing pulling into parking spaces sounding like i'm playing some kind of primary school wooden instrument
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Re: rear number plate lighting laws

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this would affect the MOT if it's a legal requirement though i'm guessing?
The car would fail its MOT if the number plate is not lit, and AFAIK you cannot have a coloured light, but I'm not 100% sure on that one.
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Re: rear number plate lighting laws

the rear number plate needs to be lit in someway and the number plate cannot be in the window, its frowned upon as it screws up the photos if you get clocked by a gatso, so im guessing its illegal

MOT will fail you if number plate has no light, or no means of being lit, they dont actually check how much the number plate is lit by

backlit number plates aint illegal, TVR's use them

"Registration plate lamps are the lamps that illuminate the rear registration plate. Some vehicles may have these lamps fitted behind the number plate"

http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_110.htm , tells you the method of inspection and rejection
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Re: rear number plate lighting laws

I checked with the police directly when i was planning to flush the rear bumper on my cinq and was told same as gaz has said

*The plate must be of legal size and lettering
*It must be fully lighted so can be easily seen at night

i asked if i could put it in a lighted box in the back window (like a lad on cluplupo has done with his lupo gti) and the copper said yes as long as its clearly visable not being obstructed by wipers etc and is lit at night
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Re: rear number plate lighting laws

Quote Originally Posted by joecinq
My wheels rub on full lock, they rub on the inside.... I think its the springs?
its the tyre rubbin on the inner arch lining, means the offset of the wheels is too high so the wheels sit too far into the arches, if u got bigger spacers to lower the offset it would move the wheels out more and they wouldnt rub!
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Re: rear number plate lighting laws

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its the tyre rubbin on the inner arch lining, means the offset of the wheels is too high so the wheels sit too far into the arches, if u got bigger spacers to lower the offset it would move the wheels out more and they wouldnt rub!
yeah, think a set of 10mil spacers would sort the problem out a bit.

problem is that 10 mil spacers would need longer bolts than ive got at the moment, ive had all this at the garage i got the wheels from

when it comes back from the bodyshop i'm gonna get it all sorted
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Re: rear number plate lighting laws

IMO number plates in windows only look ok short term, as it looks like you are halfway through a job... bumpers/tailgates are made for the job of holding them...
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well were im going to get my car mot'd it will pass with no rear light, his very generious with that sort of thing, i saw a saxo, with blatent illegal stuff and it passes
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Re: rear number plate lighting laws

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well were im going to get my car mot'd it will pass with no rear light, his very generious with that sort of thing, i saw a saxo, with blatent illegal stuff and it passes
Then the tester may well find himself out of a job sooner or later.
The saxo may have been made legal for the MOT (e.g. sticking reflectors on to aftermarket lights, etc.) and then the stuff removed after the MOT
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Then the tester may well find himself out of a job sooner or later.
The saxo may have been made legal for the MOT (e.g. sticking reflectors on to aftermarket lights, etc.) and then the stuff removed after the MOT
no, i know he just passes stuff, he works on the basis- if your car fails you dont pay, he said people have taken there car there knowing its going to fail so they take no money then he says its passed and obviously they have no money! lol, he gets good money though.
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Re: rear number plate lighting laws

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no, i know he just passes stuff, he works on the basis- if your car fails you dont pay, he said people have taken there car there knowing its going to fail so they take no money then he says its passed and obviously they have no money! lol, he gets good money though.
Then that is dangerous, and the guy is not doing his job properly.
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