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11-02-2018 13:33
GMJ In my experience common sense seems to prevail on this one as my MH's have passed their MOT's for the last 4 years with dash cam and sat nav still stuck on the wind screen.

Graham
10-02-2018 18:17
Penquin I believe that you can dispute an MoT outcome including advisories with DVSA - they will arrange a reinspection and if found that the original one was incorrect action will be take aginst that centre - including cancellation of their approval or retraining whichever is required....

Worth looking into IMO.

This website explains BUT it does not talk about advisories only ones that have failed but should not and those that have passed that also should not.....

https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/pr...ur-test-result

You probably knew that anyway but others might not....
10-02-2018 16:38
Mrplodd I am currently in discussion with Halfords because on my cars MOT they put an advisory note on it saying that an under tray is fitted so some components could not be inspected. DVSA’s website says such an advisory should NOT be made if the under tray is an original factory fitment (Which it blindingly obviously is)

Also had an advisory “Brake discs developing wear lips” but told when I picked it up the wear was minimal (which I knew) and I needed to do nothing about it!!

DVSA says advisory’s should be issued in respect of items that are close to, but not bad enough to warrant a fail and won’t last till the next MOT??

I have emailed Halfords asking for a detailed explanation, no reply as yet (MOT was last Thurs)

Andy
09-02-2018 21:03
terencepaul
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Originally Posted by jiwawa View Post
What was the reasoning given for the reversing camera being programmed to not work by selecting reverse gear?
Not sure my friend, I was told the dealer sends someone too take it that he knows. Later when I collected it as a purchase I called back and said hey I reversed and turned the camera on thinking that may be the answer but then it just stayed on. Oh yes he said I remember something on it's MOT about that now and they programmed it not to come on when reverse selected. News to me as they had my current older van at another garage and took that for a MOT for me when the guy that took it had to remove the camera entirely from the an identical position as the new van. So we just plugged that back in and
it works fine. Hopefully I can ask again on Monday when it goes back to the dealer as the satellite panel is not switching on that controls the dish alignment. It also was working fine before the MOT, fishy huh and just my luck at mo'.
09-02-2018 20:47
jiwawa What was the reasoning given for the reversing camera being programmed to not work by selecting reverse gear?
09-02-2018 20:42
terencepaul Thanks for your replies, very interesting. I should add that I am in Spain but the MOT here has been quoted a few times following the UK change of rules on the MOT over there. I do not know how easy you can connect a camera to work from the reverse gear being selected. It's not a big deal to just put it on yourself manually but seems strange if it was immobilised for the MOT over here on a relatively newer type of motorhome.
09-02-2018 18:07
jiwawa
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Originally Posted by rayc View Post
I am assured that this is legal
That is such a huge lump isn't it? It must get in the way.

I have the same set-up but have never actually used it. I'm sure there must be a better use for the stand-up thingy but I haven't thought of it yet.
09-02-2018 10:58
Spacerunner There should be nothing on the windscreen wiper swept area. This includes monitors, satnavs, emission zone discs, club stickers etc.
Of course if your rear view monitor is set back on the dash it's not on the screen is it?
09-02-2018 09:26
rayc I am assured that this is legal
09-02-2018 09:03
rayc My MH has full vehicle approval with the factory fitted monitor fitted on the side to the drivers right hand side by the pillar. If push came to shove then I am sure that the DVSA would instruct the MOT station to not fail it in that position.
The MOT manual says:
"Where items are present in the drivers view -such as a sat nav, air freshener etc- that would justify a Reason for Rejection, the tester may, at their discretion, remove the items prior to the inspection. Original vehicle design characteristics are to be accepted."


As for not being activated by reverse gear that is just cost saving
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