New MOT rules headlight adjusters fail

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terryjippo
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:38 am

Morning all,

Just had my E30 fail MOT on the headlight height adjusters. All my previous E30s (facelift) all had this issue, aka the headlight adjusters are usually seized so didn't bother sorting it but now apparently it is now a fail with the new mot rules.

I normally set the headlights manually once I've freed the adjusters but never bother getting the rest of the system working as imo it just isn't worth the hassle.

I'm wondering whether to get it all working correctly, or shall I just remove the adjuster dial where it's located under the dash?

Thoughts?

Not exactly OEM but then the car is more running resto jobber than most of them on here ;)

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Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:19 am

I always remove the height adjuster switch for the mot and replace after.
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:48 am

Remove the system totally and put a replacement under dash panel in.
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:48 am

They want old turds off the road.........
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:13 pm

Satan wrote:Remove the system totally and put a replacement under dash panel in.
+1 did the same to mine also.
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terryjippo
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Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:18 am

Satan wrote:They want old turds off the road.........
This one is certainly that. But current values say its JUST worth keeping going. As I said, running restoration...
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