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    How to pass MOT with Air Bag Fault

    if your Air Bag light is on you will fail the MOT but if the light is inoperative it is a pass and advisory so just remove the bulb this will give you time to fix it
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    no it's not, if it doesn't light up when it should then it's a fail.

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    if it does not light up then it can not be tested and is an advisory ask VOSA read through this thread on a BMW Forum im on http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...t-mot-t129558/ http://www.bmwforums.info/open-loung...ch-2013-a.html
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    Post in general chat about new mot regulations ,
    Inoperative warning lamp possible fail ,here is link to AA ,new mot regs

    http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...nges-2012.html
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    the AA do not write the MOT rules VOSA do and as a member on a other forum did and phone VOSA up and they will confirm it for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by payno View Post
    if it does not light up then it can not be tested and is an advisory ask VOSA read through this thread on a BMW Forum im on Late model E36 noob caught out by airbag light on mot. BMW Forums.info BMW Forums UK
    Well, I never knew that!

    Thanks Payno for the thread here and the link to bmw - interesting read!
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    Irrespective of who is right or wrong on the legallities, I would have thought it of paramount importance-to the occupants of the vehicle- to have a crucial safety item repaired at the earliest opportunity and not to just "remove the lamp to get through the MOT".

    God forbid something should happen and the airbags failed to deploy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G4GRB View Post
    Well, I never knew that!

    Thanks Payno for the thread here and the link to bmw - interesting read!
    this is what forums are for
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    The warning light was just one of a number of areas covered by the mot tester in the bmw thread - hid's were also mentioned.

    A little bit of knowledge is going to be helpful as the MOT's come around this year with the new regs and the different interpretations some MOT testers may have.
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    sorry but it will clearly fail !!
    Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS) 5.4- page 1
    Information


    Reason for Rejection


    Turn on the ignition and check the presence and operation of any Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) malfunction indictor lamp(s) (MIL).


    An airbag obviously missing or defective.
    Note: A passenger airbag that has been switched off is not a Reason for Rejection.
    2.
    A Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) malfunction indicator lamp:

    inoperative

    indicating a system malfunction.
    This inspection applies to airbags, seat belt pretensioners and seat belt load limiters fitted as original equipment.
    The SRS malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) may display a symbol similar to that shown below, or one depicting a person wearing a seat belt. Alternatively, the letters SRS or another symbol may be displayed.
    Seat belt load limiters are used on some vehicles to minimise seat belt inflicted injury in violent collisions. This is generally achieved by releasing a little more excess belt webbing when a great deal of force is applied to the belt.
    The simplest type of load limiter is a fold sewn into the belt webbing. The stitches holding the fold in place are designed to come apart when a high amount of force is applied to the belt, thereby releasing an extra bit of webbing.
    A more commonly used limiter is a mechanical type, such as those which use a torsion bar in the retractor mechanism. These cannot usually be readily seen or inspected.
    Seat belt pretensioners may be fitted to some seat belts. Once activated a warning device may display.
    3.
    Check the presence and condition of any seat belt load limiters and/or pretensioners fitted as original equipment.
    3.
    a.
    A seat belt load limiter or pretensioner obviously missing where fitted as original equipment
    b.
    a seat belt pretensioner or a ‘folded webbing’ type load limiter obviously deployed.unquote
    these are quotes from the testers bible !how testers can interpret them differently is beyond mine and vosas belief ,if a warning light indicates a faulty airbag it fails the mot ,if the warning light is inoperative it fails the mot
    Best regards from MIKE, 2.0 SE DIESEL .ALL TOYS + EXTRAS.

    Over 40 years in the motor trade and still learning



 
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